Monday, March 31, 2008

1. hot dogs at ball games
2. the turkey sandwich with swiss at the Dodo
3. cute patterned scrapbook paper

Sunday, March 30, 2008

2. jello with cool whip
3. nacho cheese doritos

Saturday, March 29, 2008

1. awesome deals on clothes...especially when you find out at the register!
2. being my husband's "important client" of the day and going out to lunch :)
3. Liam's new glasses

Thursday, March 27, 2008

1. holding hands
2. men's singing groups--especially in fav is the King's singers
3. ibuprofen

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Liam has a croupy cough and a runny nose. Last night, I wanted to give him some medicine...motrin and something for his cough so he could finally go to sleep. I debated between a couple different cough medicines and then found a "medicine strip" that is supposed to just dissolve on your tounge in seconds. Unfortunately, I went for that one and paid for it severely. He went on and on forever about "hurt... tongue" and used his blanket to wipe his tounge off. He even went as far as to grab my hand and say "spit...out" and proceed to spit a spit bomb into my hand. After a while, he looked at me straight in the eyes and said "YUCKY!" I said, "I know, I am sorry mommy gave you that medicine. I PROMISE it will never happen again!" He then said "Yucky...tounge...GARBAGE!" I guess that sums it up... our studies show that 1:1 toddlers do not recommend this product.

Side note: He also said a four word sentence yesterday. I was downloading songs for him on my Ipod and sampling one from the Doodlebops (I KNOW...they are gross...) over the computer. He just had my earphones in his ears since I was charging the music machine. The short sample ended and he looked at the earphones and then the silent computer, looked at me and stated: "Song...out...on...Liam!"
1. cool phone numbers with patterns in them
2. going on walks with my mom
3. baby feet

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

1. skinny straws for my diet coke--sorry A!
2. Napoleon Dynamite
3. Disney magic

Monday, March 24, 2008

1. I love Easter! The weather, the promise of spring!
2. the Atonement
3. I love the Savior and all he did for me.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I am going to have to do two days worth...I got too busy yesterday. Justin and Nick have been out of town and with it being spring break, I have been trying to keep the other boys occupied. Anyway, here are my six...three for the 21st and three for the 22nd:

1. 11 years! I love you Justin! Happy anniversary!
2. egg salad sandwiches
3. Ben and Jerry's ice cream--I tried a new flavor: coconut 7 layer bar--delicious!
4. running into your family at unexpected places--like at the line to get into Discovery Gateway--hi Erika and Matt!
5. that Justin and Nick got home early from St. George!
6. down comforters

Thursday, March 20, 2008

1. the way Luke says "just appeared" for disappeared
2. baby wipes
3. Liam's little "squuz me's" after his huge man burps

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

1. whipped cream on my waffles
2. coconut
3. the way Luke's bum looks in his undies (I swear, I am not a pedophile, he just has THE cutest rear!)

Monday, March 17, 2008

1. feeling refreshed--it is amazing what 17 hours of straight sleep will do for you!
2. Justin is on spring break!
3. Happy birthday Josh! I am so thankful for my brother-in-law! Thank you for all of your help with all of our car and household problems, especially when Justin is at school! You also have always been so awesome with the boys and they love you so much! Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Mom 1 Luke 0

I cannot believe that I actually won a battle with strong willed Luke. I had just put dinner on the table and placed a plate in front of a very skeptical 5 year old. He asks: "What IS this?" I told him that it was chicken enchiladas--I haven't made them since Andrew was little, so he had never had them. I also added that I KNEW he would like them if he tried them. The other boys were eating them up and trying to market them for me but Luke was staying strong. After about 20 minutes of bargaining, I brought out my last bartering tool--chocolate cake. I told him if he didn't eat at least 5 bites of his dinner, he would not get any cake. His strong facade was starting to crack. He took a minute amount of food on his fork, placed it in his mouth, and after chewing it stated in a rather dejected voice: "This is wonderful". The look on his face was priceless: he looked irritated but sheepish at the same time--rolled his eyes with a smirk on his face. He went on to finish off the enchilada and even saved room for his cake.
1. The little pats on the back that Liam gives when he is giving you a "big" hug
2. That Luke knows exactly what he wants--and anything that is blue is HIS, no exceptions
3. root beer floats

Saturday, March 15, 2008

1. I LOVE drawing blood through an art line and watching the blood go up the tube
2. s'mores
3. a GOOD kiss from my hubby

Friday, March 14, 2008

I know, I have missed a couple days...I have been in a really bad mood. I guess that is the time I really should post what I am thankful for so I can get out of my doldrums!

1. ice cream
2. that my kids are doing well in school (just had parent-teacher conferences) and that I am not the only one who thinks they are good kids
3. sunsets

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

As we were driving toward Bangerter Highway yesterday, Luke spied the Ihop and began chanting "Ihop...Ihop...etc" in a singing sort of way. After about 30 seconds of this and there was a break in the action, Andrew replied in a quiet, little voice: "I hop, too!"
1. car dancing with my kids
2. cherry yoplait yogurt
3. the monotone, fumbling through the words, screaming out the chorus at the top of their lungs way my kids sing along to their Ipods

Monday, March 10, 2008

1. The fresh smell outside when it is almost spring
2. little popcorn ice
3. that I finally got to meet my cute niece Seneka!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

1. Daylight savings time...yes, the spring forward one...because it means one less hour of work!
2. Cheerios with milk and a little bit of sugar on top
3. Did I mention that I love only having to work for 11 hours???

Saturday, March 8, 2008

1. Fast primip pushing
2. coverup
3. my mother-in-law's banana cream pie

Friday, March 7, 2008

1. The power of laughter
2. Andrew's giggle
3. Having somewhat actual conversations with Nicholas on a more regular basis...he is growing up WAY too fast!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

1. getting my hair done
2. my hairdresser
3. Liam's dimples

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

1. The way Luke sticks his tongue out when he is concentrating
2. bubble baths
3. a brand new box of the 64 count crayons

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Oven barbeque ribs

Oven Barbeque Ribs
Pork ribs-about 12-15 (I went to Costco and bought one huge thing of ribs for about $18 and there were about 22ish in the rack and that worked great. It makes two full pans.)

Sauce:2 1/4 cup ketchup
2 1/2 T. Wor...sauce (do you know what I'm talking about?)
3/4 t. ground red pepper (I didn't have this)
3/4 t. chili powder (I didn't have this either)
1/2 c. white wine or red wine vinegar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
6 minced garlic cloves
1 c. water

Brown the ribs in a pan. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over ribs in a 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 275 degrees for 4-5 hours. Turn occasionally and baste with sauce. Delicious!
Although I am not a huge fan of cleaning, I realize that it must be done. These are three of my favorite things I am grateful for or else I would be cleaning 24/7!

1. My washing machine. (Could you imagine doing loads and loads of laundry by hand?)
2. My dishwasher. (Ditto comment above but add dishes...)
3. The Magic Eraser...need I say more?

Monday, March 3, 2008

1. my crockpot--it's a lifesaver!
2. unexpected hellos from dear old friends (Sarah, I need your email!)
3. grilled cheese sandwiches

Sunday, March 2, 2008

1. baby belly roll laughs
2. cinnamon gum
3. Lion House rolls