Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Laughing Afterwards!

I found "Dancing" so funny last night. These people really get into this stuff don't they? The judges were on their feet, clearly shocked and I thought Carrie Ann was going to break down right then and there. Hello? It is only a game.....I was suprised that Sabrina went home, she clearly should have been in the final if not the champ. I wonder why she did get voted off. Well, for me, I didn't like the dress or the dance particularly, could that be the reason? Maybe we are tired of her always being on the top? It is nice to see the others improve each week because you can identify with them more. I also think that maybe they shouldn't pick celebs to dance on the show if they are already performers on stage singing and dancing for a living. Do you vote each week? Are you wondering of I do? Or maybe you don't even care if I do or don't , but for those of you who do wonder..............?

I don't vote and I have only voted once or twice on AI.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Hello Laurel?



Are you there? I mean on your blog! I go to it everyday and not just once. I know you are a college gal and I also know your block English class is over which means..... you have a little more time. Do a new blog entry just for your me ok??

Love, mom

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Happy Halloween!


I know halloween is a few days away but now it feels like it. My swap package came in the mail today and I love it. Look at the fun things Lisa from Sprinville gave me (not the pumpkin of course, but the stick in accessories. We will carve the mouth next week). I cannot wait to try the Screamin Yellow Popcorn recipe she sent. It is a family favorite and I have a sneaky feeling it is going to taste like Screaming Yellow Zonkers!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

" a lift" then "a drop".....

Yep I am talking about "Dancing With The Stars". I was knitting during the show so of course my head was down when I heard the thump. Looked up and there she was flat on the floor, good thing she had a dress that didn't go up. I enjoyed "billionaire man" dancing to the "I Dream of Jeannie" theme song, it is such a happy tune, but my favorite is of course my new favorite as of last week, Jennie. Can't wait ( well, I can wait) to see Jennifer Lopez up on stage.......can she not just admit she is pregnant and be done with it?

Monday, October 22, 2007

Talk About EXCITEMENT!


As you all know, Laurel loves to sing! She was not able to squeeze any kind of choir into her schedule this semester which was very disapointing to her. I mentioned to her that she could join the ward choir..............!
Well, she called last night and was SO SO SO happy............she will be participating in the choir for the Rexburg Temple dedication in February! I know how exciting a temple dedication can be when you live near a temple. I was able to be a part of the Hawaii Temple re-dedication in 1978. I was chosen from the Bishop in my ward to serve dinner to the first presidency on the BYU-Hawaii campus. President Romney needed another napkin and who got that for him? Me! I did more than that, but that was a big deal to me way back then. I remember sitting next to my mother during the dedication and seeing her cry. It was a nice moment. I am glad my kids have seen me cry more than one time, I think it is a good thing. My favorite song to this day is, "The Spirit of God". I love the alto part, I learned to sing alto from sitting next to my mother every Sunday and singing the hymns. Another nice memory. I can sing that song with the book closed, I just love that!
I know Laurel will have the experience of her life being a part of the Rexburg Temple dedication. I am happy because she is happy!

Friday, October 19, 2007

VBall Boy





See Neal? He is the shortest, but boy can he pack a punch! He loves volleyball and it shows. Every ball goes where it should and his serves are great. It was so fun to see him play yesterday and visit with some moms from the school.
They do things differently here because of the distance between schools, or the possibility of bad weather.......they practice twice a week and then have "tournaments" once a month. All the teams travel to the same location and they do the red robin rotation so every team will have a chance to play eachother. Our guys might not have matching uniforms and look a bit scruffy, but we beat the rival team whose uniforms were spiffy..........Cardston Elementary!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"was that a lift to you"?

I think Carrie Ann was a little over the top last night with the lifts. What do you think? I bet if you go over all the dances from the past years you will see little tiny "lifts" like last night. Right on for Len making up for the low scores from Carrie Ann. I did enjoy "billionaire man" but my new favorite is Jenni Garth. Is it OK to change favorites? My favorite couple is "mister race car driver" and Julie Ann. I wonder who will go home.................Well, I cheated "Dancing" doesn't come on here until 10 pm so to watch it and then wait for the last minute to see who was eliminated I went online and found out. I'm glad "boxer man" is gone, he needed to go. Who was your favorite last night?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Just Getting Stuff Done





Things have been pretty busy around here lately, which is super good. Missed "Dancing" on Monday due to..............more shopping in Kalispell. We never seem to get everything done in those one day trips so from now on we are either going to plan on staying over night or take clothes just in case we miss the border. If we leave by 7:30pm then we are good to go, but after that..........no way. Home Depot was being a little slow loading up our lumber due to a guy with a slight attitude so we missed out on our run to the border, but did find a quaint little cabin in East Glacier. It was 1 hour from the border so we decided to sleep there and make a short drive in the morning so the kids wouldn't miss school. Neal doesn't mind at all, but Michelle? no way! We picked up the usual household items, toilets ( I know, we have 6 bathrooms, don't ask me why, but then why not?) lumber for the deck, a vanity for Michelle's bathroom, a faucet, doors and misc. stuff.

So what do you think about these boots? Are they not cute? Costco for $17, I could not pass them up. They had blue and white polka dot ones too. I have been keeping my eyes open for stylish rubber boots ( gum boots is what Mark calls them) for those days when it is slushy and muddy. This was MY fun purchase this trip to Kalispell.

Yah I know, I missed a great "Dancing" on Monday. I saw the previews on Tuesday and was sad I missed Monday. Wayne's time was up, and my billionaire man is still in, yea. I know he won't win, but he is my favorite until he gets booted. Not sure who will take his place......

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

No Sadness Here

I was so shocked but oh so happy that model man was booted. I think Wayne should have gone for sure but model man doesn't have the fan base I guess. I know I am not a fan.

Yea, billionaire man is still in!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Check Check Check


Scheduling flights ( tricky because we are picking up Laurel from school then driving to SLC to fly out, homecoming in our old ward in CA,Laurel flys home from LA early so she can get back to school, and adding Brad to our return trip) for our trip to Nicaragua to pick up Brad.....CHECK


Flights booked.....CHECK


Rental car reserved (mini van...those WERE the days).......CHECK


Hotel room reserved (who would have thought they have a Holiday Inn in Nicaragua).......CHECK


Shots ( tetnus because we are building, Hep A and B cuz a website says so)................CHECK

Monday, October 1, 2007

Still Like the Billionaire

Another week with the dancers...let's see....well first off, the hand on the chest with Marie was a bit too much for me and a lot of leg stuff goin on there too. She is safe for sure. My least favorite guys are still my least favs, the model and soap opera man. I really liked the race car driver and I really like his partner, she is just so good. Cheetah Girl was very very good again. Wayne? I think he might just go home, but will for sure be in the bottom 2 with the billionaire. They never give billionaire man good scores and I am not sure why. I liked his dance tonight, and the song? I really liked it. Jane is just so pretty isn't she? 56 years old? I liked her style of the mambo tonight, she has her own elegant style no matter what dance she does. Spice Girl was good too. Jenni Garth seems just like a normal mom so I enjoy watching her too. She might be in the bottom three. I think billionaire man is going home.......but I loved the song. I think they need to market the songs on a CD. I would buy one. How about you?