Thursday, June 26, 2008

Landon's Kindergarten Program

Today I attended Landon's Kindergarten Program. It was fun but also a little bittersweet. It seems like just yesterday that Landon started Kindergarten and now he is 2 days away from being through. That year went by so fast and I can't believe that it is over. My mom came over to my house this morning and we drove over to Landon's school. We had good seats and when the Kindergartener's filed in Landon was on our side and on the first row. I have to tell you that Landon did not only sing but he also danced a little while singing. He was quite the character. There was one song that was a dance and it was really cute. I think that Landon did a really good job. At the end of the program they had a little slide show and we will get a copy of that for $1.00. These are some of the songs that they sang:

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • The Star Spangled Banner
  • Butterfield Canyon (School Song)
  • You're a Grand Old Flag
  • This Land is Your Land
  • Yankee Doodle
  • America the Beautiful
  • God Bless the USA
  • Friendship Song
I took some pictures but not all of them turned out the best but I tried. This first picture is on them before the program started and I took a picture.
This next picture was taken after the program. They let each row stand up and then the parents could go up and take pictures of their child. Once again sorry about the quality of the picture. Then after the program I of course had to get a picture of Landon with his teacher MIss Cook! She really is an Awesome teacher. Landon really liked having her as his teacher. Also Landon had to get a picture of himself taken with this statue in the school.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

T-T-A Taste

Today's Tuesday-Tell-All is all about Taste. I love the taste of many things. I am not a picky eater. The only thing that I am not a really big fan of is Seafood. However, I do have a few very favorite tastes. The first one is the taste of Chocolate. I could eat chocolate all day long. I especially love chocolate with caramel inside.

Mmmm Chocolate

The second taste that I really love is Cheesecake. Can you say sweet tooth?

blueberry cheesecake

I also love the taste of anything that is cooked in the crockpot. I recently discovered a blog where the lady is posting a new crockpot recipe everyday. The link is on my sidebar under "Websites I love." It is not necessarily always food. The website is

I also love the taste of my mom's homecooking. I love eating sunday dinner at her house.

Lastly I love the Olive Garden. My favorite is Chicken Parmigan. I love the salad and Breadsticks with Alfredo Sauce.

olive garden

Chicken Parmesan


Thursday, June 19, 2008

I {Heart} Technology

I have been on facebook for a few months now and most of my friends on it are people I see on a regular basis. This morning I was on it and I decided to look up a friend that I haven't seen for about 5-7 years. I don't even know the last time I saw her. She lives in Australia and her name is Tennille. I lost contact with her. I didn't even have a valid e-mail address for her anymore. I searched her on facebook and it came up with 3 possibilities. One of them looked like it might be her so I sent her a message. Later on tonight I checked my e-mail and I had an e-mail from facebook that confirmed Tennille as a friend. So I went on to facebook to view her profile. While on she got on too. She Instant messaged me and we messaged each other back and forth for about 1/2 hour-45 minutes. It was so cool!!! I couldn't believe that I was talking to someone that I hadn't talked to in years and that I found her through technology. She is now married and has 2 kids and one on the way. While it was 6:00 at night here it was 10:00 in the morning in Australia. It is sure fun to find a long lost friend. It made my day!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

T-T-A Smells

Life has gotten busy and it has been a few weeks since I have done one of these Tuesday-Tell -Alls. This week it is about Smells. Here are a few of the smells that I love. I love the smell of Fresh Laundry.
clothesline divider

I love the smell of Fresh Baked Bread. Sometimes I just can't help myself. If I go to the store around the time they put out the Fresh baked French Bread I just have to buy a loaf. I love eating it when it is like that!
Fresh Baked Bread

The third smell I love is the smell of Coffee. I think it must have to do with my grandmom drinking coffee, but I love the smell. I love to walk down the isles of the grocery store where they have the fresh coffee beans in the bins and just smelling them.
coffee pouring

I also love the smell of babies and freshly bathed kids. I love the smell of Apple Pie and the smell of good things cooking in the crockpot!

apple pie


I know there are many other smells that I love, but I think that this will suffice for now. I am going to try to be better at posting.

Monday, June 9, 2008

A Fun Questionairre and My Smart Son

First of all I wanted to do this fun questionairre that I saw on a friend's blog. It had a lot of really fun questions and I thought it would be fun to do. Plus it has been awhile since I have blogged and I figured I needed to do something. So here it goes!!

1. Name someone with the same Birthday as you. Country Singer Terri Clark and Astronaut Neil Armstrong

2. Where was your first kiss? My first kiss with my husband was on our 5th date and it was in his driveway after dropping him of after my work Christmas Party.

3. Have you ever seriously vandalized someone else's property? Well, I was blamed for vandalism in 9th grade (see previous post) and unless toilet papering counts, then no.

4. Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex? If you count the V-8 juice slap on the forehead then yes, I do that to my husband Dave all the time.

5. Have you ever sung in front of a large group of people? No, do you want to see a mass stampede of people fleeing the building because I am singing.

6. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Probably eyes and smile

7. What really turns you on? When my husband helps me out around the house and with the kids

8. What do you order at Starbucks? I have never been to starbucks, but I hear their caramel apple cider is really good and I want to try it

9. What is your biggest mistake? I would have to say not graduating from college

10. Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose? no

11. Say something totally random about yourself. I can't think of anything right now that I haven't already said in previous posts.

12. Has anyone ever said that you look like a celebrity? Yes, celebrity morph says that I look like Julia Roberts and Alexis Bleidel

13. Do you sill watch kiddy movies or TV shows? Yes

14. Did you have braces? Yes during my senior year of high school

15. Are your comfortable with your height? Yes

16. What is the most romantic thing someone of the opposite sex has done for you? A few years ago when we were living in West Jordan my husband made a little scavenger hunt for me. We went in his car and listened to our song and then he handed me the next clue. There were about 3 or 4 clues total. In the bedroom he had stars that he had cut out and taped to the ceiling. So that night we slept under the stars. It was fun!

17. When do you know its love? I don't know you just do

18. Do you speak any other languages? not fluently but I do know a little sign language and some spanish from Dora the Explorer

19. Have you ever been to a tanning salon? Yes, but only once and never again.

20. What magazines do you read? Parents and Parenting, Paper Crafts, Ensign, People

21. Have you ever ridden in a Limo? No, but I want to

22. Has anyone you were really close to passed away? Yes. My grandmom, My grandpa, and my friend Rick Farnsworth

23. Do you watch MTV? No, but I do watch CMT and GAC

24. What's something that really annoys you? Fighting kids and Whining kids

25. What's something that you really like? Making cards

26. Do you like Michael Jackson? No, but I used to

27. Can you dance? some, but not as well as I would like to

28. What is the latest you have ever stayed up? About 3 or 4 in the morning

29. Have you ever been rushed by an amblulance into the emergency room? No

30. Do you actually read these when other people fill them out? Yes, I love learning new things about other people!

Last Friday we were cleaning our house and Landon came to us with a piece of paper and said "I wrote a song." He handed me the paper and this is what I saw.

Translated it says: "O Beautiful for spacious skies for Amber waves of Grain, for Purple Mountain Majesty above the fruited plain. America America God shed his grace on thee and crowned thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea."

I was very impressed! Landon and Emma spent the rest of the day practicing the song. Landon sang and Emma played it on the little Xylophone. Landon gave the paper to Emma so she would know how to play it. It was very cute!