Friday, May 30, 2008

I Was Tagged and My New Look

I was tagged a couple weeks ago by my cousin Jen and I am finally getting around to doing it.

List 3 Joys:

  • My Husband Dave
  • My Three Kids--Landon, Emma, and Reagan
  • Reading a good book or Making Cards
List 3 Fears:
  • Heights
  • Spiders/Snakes
  • Being Alone
List 3 Goals:
  • Get out of Debt and Follow a Budget
  • Get a van
  • Have baby # 4 (No, I am not pregnant yet)
List 3 Obsessions/Collections
  • My Rubber Stamp Collection
  • Books--I have been buying a lot of books lately, I have about 3 or 4 that I need to read
  • Computer--I have been spending a lot of time on it since we got a laptop last Christmas
List 3 Surprising facts
  • When I was in 9th grade I was called into the Vice Principals office. There was another boy there. I thought that I was called for too many tardies and would be spending the day in In School Suspension. I was surprised when the Vice Principal blamed me for vandalism and told us that an officer would be coming down to take us to Juvenile Hall. Luckily the boy who was there said "This isn't the girl who was with me." I was crying and the Vice Principal felt really bad
  • This one I have mentioned before--I was hit by a car on my mission
  • I cannot sleep without my body pillow

I have been wanting a new look for a long time. I was way past due for a hair cut and I really wanted to go red. On Wednesday I went and did it. A lady in my ward is a hair stylist so I went to her. It was so much fun and I love the way it turned out. I had her take a before and after picture so that I could blog about it.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

False Security and Kindergarten Kaliedascope

Last night I had Stamp Club at my place. I love getting together with the girls and teaching new techniques. Anyway, last night we were set up in the living room because American Idol was on. There was a knock on the door and at the door was a door to door salesman from Titan Alarm Systems. Since I was busy with my stamp club, I had Dave talk to the salesman. They went in the Kitchen to talk. The guy was here for about an hour or longer and Dave signed up to get an Alarm system. When everyone left from my Stamp Club I said to Dave "What have you done?" He asked me if I wanted an Alarm system and I said "no, any extra money we have which isn't much need to go for a car payment to buy a van." He called the guy up and left a message telling him not to cash the check and that we wanted to cancel. The guy called back around 10:00 p.m. He was still in the neighborhood and wanted to come over.

He comes over and for 1/2 hour he tries to convince me to get an Alarm system. Dave told him I was the budgeter in the family. He triest to "Scare" me into getting an alarm system by telling me a bunch of stories of break in's. I kept telling him that we didn't have a lot of extra money and that what extra money we had we needed to have for a car payment. He made a comment about not being able to get a navigation system in the car. I'm thinking you are way off buddy! We can probably only afford a $150 a month car payment. We are not going to be getting a new car and I don't want that amount to drop to $110 because we have an Alarm System! The more he tried to talk me into it the madder I got. I was sitting at one end of the couch and Dave was sitting at the other end and the contract was in the middle of the couch. I was so fed up with this guy that I took the contract and ripped it in half and said "Does this make it any clearer for you." I think he finally got the message. I went into the Kitchen, he gave the check back to Dave and he left. Hallelujah!!! I was shaking and my insides were boiling and it took probably 15 minutes to feel back to normal.

Now onto a happier subject. A week ago they had Kindergarten Kaliedascope at Landon's school. I got to go to his school and they had different centers. Some of them included cutting out pictures and matching them to the correct beggining letter, Coloring food pictures and making a healthy meal, and decorating tree pictures for the different seasons (like with cotton balls for winter). They also had to make different patterns. It was fun to see things that Landon has learned in Kindergarten. Then we got to eat lunch in the cafeteria. Landon got a lunch number that he will have until he graduates from high school and he had to punch that in to get his lunch. For lunch they had corn dogs, smiley face fries, apple, and a rice krispie treat. We both had Chocolate milk to drink. It was pretty fun. Here are a few pictures of the day!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

T-T-A One Word

  1. Where is your cell phone?..............table
  2. Your Significant other?.................hard-working
  3. Your hair?....................messy
  4. Your mother?...............helpful
  5. Your father?...................understanding
  6. Your favorite thing?.............cardmaking
  7. Your dream last night?............none
  8. Your favorite drink?................Diet
  9. Your dream/goal?
  10. The room you're in?.............Living
  11. Your children?..................priceless
  12. Your fear?................heights
  13. Where do you want to be in 6 years?
  14. Where were you last night?.............home
  15. What your not?...............adventurous
  16. muffins?............chocolate
  17. One of your wish list items?
  18. Where you grew up?...........Utah
  19. The last thing you did?
  20. What are you wearing?............pajamas
  21. Your TV?.................on
  22. Your pets?.................none
  23. Your computer?................great
  24. Your life?...................awesome
  25. Your mood?.............happy
  26. Missing Someone?............husband
  27. Your car?..................Neon
  28. Something your not wearing?............Socks
  29. Favorite Store?..............craft
  30. Your Summer?
  31. Like Someone?.............husband
  32. Your Favorite Color?..............Pink
  33. Last time you laughed?..............Yesterday
  34. Last time you cried?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Childhood Summers


Today's T-T-A question is: What do you remember about Childhood Summers? Friends, Vactations, Activities.

The first thing that came to mind was going to visit my grandparents. My mom's parents
(Grandmom and Granddad--my mom's stepdad) lived in Kanab, Utah. They owned a restaurant called "The Territorial Inn." It was a steak and seafood restaurant and it was so good. When we went there we always got to eat at the restaurant. Some of my favorites were steak bites, cheese soup and salad with bleu cheese dressing. We were able to help her out in the restaurant by setting the tables and getting it ready for dinner. We would also get order pads and pretend to take orders. It was a lot of fun. When my Grandmom died of cancer about 18 years ago, my Granddad sold the restaurant. He didn't want to do it anymore because it was there thing that they did together.

My dad's parents lived in Montana in a town called Fortine. It is clear up by the Canadian Border. We used to go there in the summer also. We had a couple of family reunions there. My dad is #6 of 13 children and so it was really fun getting everyone together. While there we would always go into Canada and get some toffee and dill pickle chips. They were so good. My grandpa would also hide quarters in sawdust and all the grandkids would go digging in the sawdust to find the quarters.

During the summer my friends and I would also walk to Circle K and buy candy. We also would have sleep overs and sleep in the front yard in sleeping bags. I also remember walking to 7 Eleven with my family a couple times to buy slurpees. I also played a lot with my friends. We would play Superman, Wonderwoman, Charlies Angels. Another thing we also use to play was Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell sisters. My parents had a rock fireplace and we used the rocks as our weather map. My friend Stephanie was always Irlene. I was Louise and my sister Mindy was Barbara. Or maybe it was the other way around. It was fun. I remember walking to Woodledge Park and playing. Those were the good ole days!

Friday, May 9, 2008

5 X 5

I believe I was tagged by my sister Jamie's friend Jamie so here it goes:

1. Five Places that I go to over and over

  • Target--also known as the "Bullseye Boutique"
  • Harmons
  • Costco
  • Roberts Arts and Crafts
  • My mom and dad's house of course!

2. Five People who e-mail me regularly

  • Dad
  • Kristen
  • Stephanie
  • Borders Rewards/monthly newsletter
  • Wood Connection--monthly coupon

3. Five Favorite Places to eat

  • My mom's house for Sunday Dinner
  • Olive Garden
  • Cafe Rio
  • Kneaders
  • Wingers

4. Five Places I would rather be right Now

  • Hawaii
  • California
  • New York--Really want to go there someday
  • Yellowstone--also going there this summer
  • Italy--I also want to go there someday

5. Five TV shows I watch all the time

  • Good Things Utah
  • Days of our Lives
  • ER
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Desperate Housewives

I now tag Ruth, Stephanie, Brittany, Mimi, and Sandy

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Mom's Day

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever ot have your heart go walking around outside your body."--Elizabeth Stone

Todays T-T-A is all about mom's and they gave us a few options. I would like to start mine out by sharing a poem that I found on the internet.

What is a Mother?

A mother has so many things to do.

From washing, ironing, cleaning to tying a shoe.

She scrubs, she mends, she cooks and sews,

She bathes the children and washes their clothes.

When they forget to wash their faces clean,

And their clothes are the muddiest you've ever seen,

Who repairs the clothes and scrubs them like new?

Of course, that is what a mother will do.

Who becomes the doctor or the nurse when they are ill,

Applying a bandage or giving them a pill?

Who becomes a teacher when a child has homework?

She must never her duty shirk.

Who becomes a detective to find a toy or a book?

For missing things she must look and look.

Who becomes a listener to every heartache,

To every accomplishment that a child makes?

Who scolds their children when they are naughty,

Or reminds them of God when they are haughty?

Who tends her family with love and patience, too?

Of course that is what a mother will do.


I love being a mom! I am so grateful that I am able to stay home with my kids. I am glad that I get to teach them values and how to behave. My kids bring so much joy to my life. I worry about them when they are sick and I wish that I could be sick for them. I hate to see my children in pain. I love to hear them laugh. I love to hear what my son Landon is learning in Kindergarten. I love Emma's willingness to help out with the cleaning. I love to hear Reagan laugh and I love to see all my kid's smile.
I am also grateful for my mom. She is my best friend. I am so glad that I can ask her for advice when I have a problem and she listen's with an open mind and helps me to see things clearly. I am so grateful for all her help. She is there when you need her. She has alway's been a really good example to me. I hope that someday I can be as good of a mom as she is! I love her so much!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

7 Years!!!

Today Dave and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary. I can't believe that it has been that long. I am very lucky to have found such a great guy. I am so thankful for everything that he does. He is such a hard worker and makes it possible for me to stay home with the kids. The day started out with us going to The Wood Connection Furniture to look at a hutch for our kitchen that they were holding for us. We are going to be getting some new furniture with our tax relief check that will hopefully be coming soon. Well anyway, we loved the hutch so we put a little money down so they would continue to hold it for us until we get that check. I am so excited to get that furniture. I have wanted new furniture since we got married 7 years ago. Anyway, we decided that the new furniture is going to count as Anniversary, Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts all rolled into one.

We also spent the day working on cleaning our house. We didn't get it quite done and still have a little bit left over to do. Tonight we had our usual Anniversary Dinner at The Olive Garden. We love that restaurant and we only get there a few times a year. My parent's watched our kids and we really enjoyed the time that we were able to spend with just the two of us. It is nice to be able to talk without the kid interruptions.
What a great night! I was glad to be able to spend some time with my guy, the love of my life. I am one very lucky girl. Thanks Dave for 7 great years and here's to a lifetime more!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

My Other Blog

I just wanted everyone to know that I started another blog. This blog will be where I will post cards that I make. I will be also posting my technique of the month on this blog. I decided that I wanted to devote The Lund Five Blog to just family related stuff. I have not yet done my Technique for April but I will get that done in the next few days. Anyway, my new blog is I hope that you will check it out.

Under Construction

Please forgive the blog title. At the moment my friend Brittany is helping me design a new one. Hopefully it will be back to normal shortly!