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Showing posts from April, 2009

April Showers...

Few things in life can make me as happy as my flower garden. I don't know why, but I wait all year from my pink flowers to bloom and then I sit and watch them. Really, sometimes I just go and run outside to see if they are still there, AND THEY ARE! Strange, some may say, but in reality I really just like my flowers. As we are PINK fanatics, we went for all pink flowers, mingled with a few purple (mostly purple to remind us of our Aunt Heidi, shout out to you Heidi Ho!). We plan daisies that will come up in a month and then tulips because my husband doesn't remember much of his childhood, but he does remember tulips in the garden. SO in every house and apartment we have been in for the past 9 years, we have always had tulips. So feel free to drive by, and why don't you bring a chair, and we both can sit and stare at my garden. Heck, and if you see a weed, pull it out.

Sacrament Meeting

This was totally our sacrament meeting last week!
I often wonder if the people giving the prayers are even thinking about the poor mothers who are desperatly trying to keep their child quite during the prayer, doesn't help when it is a doozy long one. Even better is the expression on the fathers face. I could swear that is Tyler ;)

Should I be upset?

This could go two ways, to be upset or not to be upset, that is the question. I have learned after 7 years of parenting, that I just don't care when my kids color on themselves, even in permant marker. How can you be upset about artistic expression? I did google "how to get permanant marker off skin" and had 168,000 results. I liked this responds the best

I frequently use Sharpies on my skin to test out whether or not I'd like a tattoo there or not, and just to have fun creating temporary ones.I've gotta say, out of the 12 years of doing this, the dish detergent thing has worked best for me. Soap and water fades it, or course, but once faded it's even more annoying to have there because it can take days of scrubbing to get those last little marks away. I started using dish detergent a few years back, and bam! Gone with minimal scrubbing.

So I tried the minimal scrubbing with dish detergent, which didn't work, but have to say I am more worried about what Ty…

Utah Wives

Have to say living in Utah for the past 7 years, I totally agree with this!

Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had given their new wives duties.

The first man had married a woman from Kentucky, and had told her that she was going to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away.

The second man had married a woman from Wyoming . He had given his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes, and the cooking. The first day he didn't see any results but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day, he saw his house was clean the dishes were done, and there was a huge dinner on the table.

The third man had married a beautiful woman from Utah. He told her that her duties were to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed, and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see anything, the secon…

Easter with the Cluff's

LOVE the Neighboorhood! We had the annual easter egg hunt in the neighboorhood where all the parents bring 10 eggs per kid and we hid the eggs in the empty lots. Luckily we have alot ;) Who is still excited that Emma has blue eyes?

Audrey is such a HAM for the camera... just like her mom!

Why can't they make a dye that doesn't dye the fingers. I am sure this look will be just fantastic with her easter dress!

Whatever the holiday, I guess we always have fun! Emma went with Tyler to Cabella's because I hate messes and she would have made one. He either really loves me or just knows me ;)

Dads Vs. Mom's at the Play Place

I went to Del Taco last night, which is really amazing because they just opened one right down the street from us so I don't have to get on the freeway and drive 2 exits anymore. Big Event in my life. I am a HUGE fan of play places ;)

Anyways, I was there with another mom and we were chatting, reprimanding our children, and praying for them to eat the food we spent money on. All of a sudden a father opens the door of the play place, slides in his 18 month old daughter, closes the door, and gets in line to get food. The little girl just stood there. I looked at the other mom and we just started chatting about the differences between mom's and dads during play places. As a mom, I walk them into the play place, make sure they put their shoes in the designated slot, sit down, and stare at them until the get bored. Dad's drop off, hope for the best, and mostly just annoy the other mothers around them because now they feel responsible for another kid.

This mom was telling me about…

Visiting Teaching Message for the month

I just got put in as the visiting teaching supervisor for our ward, so I thought, in the spirit of my calling, I might share this message for the month that I got from a friend....

AND... I thought this was only happening in our ward.....