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Friday, May 21, 2010


A treat from Dairy Queen seemed harmless right? These Starkiss treats are great because they are dairy free, so perfect for my lactose intolerant boys - and the festive one below is the one I purchased for them. The ice cream treat was reward for behaving while getting hair cuts on Monday. The pictures that follow are the reason Greg will not be letting them eat these treats in the living room ever again...

FYI...Wesley's hands were still faintly blue the next morning...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kitty Torture

A couple weeks ago, Greg finally broke down and installed a cat door for our cats. Apparently, sleep has become important to him and the 5:15am wake up calls to go out, followed by the let me back in calls the moment you are comfy in bed again were too much. And you would think that the cats would love the freedom to come and go as they please, but that would be wrong. To them, the door is pure torture and I have decided to capture it in pictures.
Above: If I sit here long enough will the human stop taking pictures and just let me out the normal way?
Below: I think I can, I think I can...though I really don't want to.

Above: I don't care how many pictures you take, I will not use that door until I am damn good and ready.
Below: I may look ready but if you don't stop with the camera, I may never be ready.

Above: Is she there with the camera?
Below: Dang, she caught me. And I have all the grace of a water buffalo...
Enough with the camera already, can't you just leave us alone? Haven't you tortured us enough?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Another (Nearly) Wordless Wednesday

Let's just say that Wesley was not put to bed last night with the hat some point he found it and fell asleep with it on. And Greg was taking the pictures and got this one of Max. At least when sleeping they stay put for pictures, right?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My New Comforter

(what I found the other night when trying to go to bed, but the new comforter is pretty)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Night Time Photo Ops

Since I was taking pictures of Max, I just had to snap one of Wesley as well. Him sleeping like this is not unusual to me. It may change after his surgery next week, I may miss the random positions I find him in at night.
I love that his little toes are sticking out of the crib. He is such a big boy but for some reason he loves to sleep the short way in the crib. Below you will notice that the crib is far away from the wall. This is because he will lay in bed at night and kick the wall with his feet or rattle the crib so it bounces off the wall. So to lessen the noise levels while Greg works on school work, we have to move the crib far away from the wall.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

100th Post

This week in history 100 years ago...

May 8 -
*A fire at the General Explosives Company near Hull, Ontario set off a blast that killed fifteen people, and injured more than 100. Most were spectators who ignored warnings to leave the area. The blast shattered windows in neighboring Ottawa.
*In elections in Spain, Premier Canalejas retained his majority.
*For the first time in its history, the United States Supreme Court ordered the release of a convict from his sentence, on grounds that his punishment violated the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Paul Weems, who had served at a lighthouse in the Philippines, had been held in heavy chains for malfeasance of office.

May 9 -
*Three days after his father's death, Prince George Frederick was formally proclaimed King George V worldwide throughout the British Empire, starting with the Duke of Norfolk's reading of the proclamation at St. James Palace that closed with, "God Save the King!"
*President Taft approved an act passed by Congress to remove the wreck of the battleship Maine, which had been destroyed 12 years earlier in Havana Harbor.

May 10 -
*Two hundred women from Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina convened in Buenos Aires for the first Congreso Femenino Interacional.
*The town of Powell, Wyoming was incorporated.
*What is recognized as of today as being the starting point of the aviation in Switzerland, happened on May 10, 1910: Ernest Failloubaz piloted the first aircraft built and flown by Swiss citizen.
*Died: Stanislao Cannizzaro, 83, Italian chemist.

May 11 -
*Glacier National Park (U.S.) was established in Montana by federal law. The park has an area of 1,584 square miles, and contains 653 lakes, 175 mountains, and 26 glaciers. After attracting 4,000 visitors in its first full year as a park (1911), the park had more than 2,000,000 visitors in 2009.
*Born: Johnnie Davis, American actor and singer (Hooray For Hollywood), in Brazil, Indiana.

May 12 -
*An explosion at the Wellington Coal Mine near Manchester killed 137 miners.
*USS Florida, the first of the all-steam turbine Florida class battleships of the United States Navy, was launched.
*Born: Johan Ferrier, Surinam President 1975-80, in Paramaribo, and Giulietta Simionato, Italian mezzo-soprano, in Forlì (both were still alive in 2009); and Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, British chemist and 1964 Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate, in Cairo, Egypt.

May 13 -
*Woolworth's became the first large retail chain to sell ice cream cones, test-marketing the treat at counters at several sites that had been supplied with modern refrigerator-freezers. The idea was successful enough that it would be introduced nationwide by the variety store, and then by other chain stores.
*French aviator Hauvette Michelin became only the seventh person in history to be killed in an airplane accident, crashing while attempting a takeoff at a show in Lyons.

May 14 -
*At Brussels, representatives of Belgium, Great Britain and Germany signed a border agreement regarding their central African colonies, respectively the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), the British protectorate in Uganda, and part of German East Africa now in Tanzania

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

32 Things about Me, on My 32nd Birthday

  1. I have a degree in History and Minored in Political Science

  2. I got my teaching certificate but have decided that I don't like teaching High School

  3. I will be going to law school

  4. My two boys are the best, most adorable kids ever (you other Mom's are sure to disagree)

  5. I went to BYU-Hawaii for two semesters

  6. Chocolate and carmal are a match made in Heaven...though I do agree with my Aunt, cheesecake is heavenly as well.

  7. I have only read the first two books in the Twlight series...I got bored and mildly discusted

  8. I have never read the Harry Potter books but I like the movies

  9. Sometimes I miss working full-time outside the home, but I would not trade watching my kids grow up for any career.

  10. My hair is naturally curly...there was a time that I was willing to shave my head if my hair would come back straight.

  11. I miss the ocean - the smells, the sounds, how it feels...

  12. I think, Jen Lancaster's memoirs are awesome.

  13. Doing crafts is peaceful to me

  14. My children watch too much television (I joke that they attend the Preschool of Disney Channel).

  15. I wish I was a more organized person...but do have great intentions of being more organized.

  16. I have a great really, I do - he does the dishes and cleans my if only he would clean the bathrooms...

  17. I like to read food blogs for fun.

  18. I love celebrating the holiday's - all of them, even the random small ones.

  19. I recently realized that I missed sewing, not clothes but crafty items.

  20. My cats are hilarious...a great source of entertainment

  21. I would love to be able to travel more - With and without the kids.

  22. I am grateful to live so close to so much of my family and my husbands family.

  23. Somedays, I could be a nicer person.

  24. My sister is my best friend...I miss having her living close to me.

  25. I am finding that my husband is a pretty good substitute (best friend)...for a boy.

  26. I worry too much, about everything.
  27. Love to cook, hate to do the dishes.
  28. Housework is the bain of my existance.
  29. I love to take long bubble baths and read good books.
  30. I really need a pedicure but I hate doing them myself...I would rather pay someone to do one - the pampering is nice.
  31. Hello, my name is Cynthia and I am addicted to popcorn and shopping.
  32. I find myself easily distracted...perhaps the reason I am not more organized?

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Words of Wisdom from Sister Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."

"We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are."

"Be a Mother who is committed to loving her children into standing on higher ground than the enviroment surrounding them. Mother's are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth."

"I know it is hard for you young mothers to believe that almost before you can turn around the children will be gone and you will be alone with your husband. You had better be sure you are developing the kind of love and friendship that will be delightful and enduring. Let the children learn from your attitude that he is important. Encourage him. Be kind. It is a rough world, and he, like everyone else, is fighting to survive. Be cheerful. Don't be a whiner."

"Elder Neal A. Maxwell once said, "We are here in mortality, and the only way to go is through; there isn't any around!" I would add, the only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ready for Spring Planting!

Monday night, Greg rented a rototiller and got the garden area all ready for if only the weather would cooperate so that I could actually get my plants and seeds in the ground.
The boys really wanted to go outside but it is still very chilly and windy, so they stayed in and watched Daddy from the window.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wordless Wendnesday...Almost

I love that they do know how to get along...most of the time - Now if they would learn that a couch is for sitting not wrestling or standing on.
The next three are what happens to the living room when Mommy does not fell good....mass destruction