Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Is there such a thing....

as Clean Lingerie?

*Note: If you are offended by lingerie, stop reading and skip to the next post, I won't be offended.*

So, I took a trip to Utah last week to turn in my final project/portfolio for school and decided to spend some time with friends and family. On my way down to Provo, I pass this very intriguing billboard that says...

His and Hers married lingerie

Delightful-Tasteful-Clean
Delightful I understand, tasteful-well of course, but clean-I've never heard lingerie called clean. The thought that came into my head was that they must be white, with sleeves, knee length, and most definitely not sheer or see through. How do you think Mormon wives have so many kids, by covering themselves up? I don't think so. If there was any truth to that last statement, however I would back it up with facts. Unfortunately, I just thought it was funny.
Last vent: When you are married, anything is clean
  • Something see-through
  • Something not white, could be red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, black, brown, and every other color in a box of 64 crayons (except that weird macaroni and cheese color might be a little weird-your hubby comes home and you say "hey babe... I'm wearing mac and cheese tonight")
  • a G-string
  • Even a cop and waitress outfit, or santa and helper outfit, or doctor and nurse, just whatever your mind comes up with is clean.

The Best Update Ever!

It's true...I'm done with my bachelor's degree. I finished and turned in my very last assignment (AKA really gigantic project) last Monday, the 8th. I'm just really late at posting this wonderful message. I can finally stay at home with Cameron. I'm signed up to substitute teach, which I might do if we are tight on money. Well were always tight, but what I mean is if I want some extra money to spend or we can't buy food or something. Otherwise, I'll be right here at home. Yea for being done!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I could very possibly be the worst mother ever!



And this is why...


We like to play- a lot. That's good, until someone gets hurt. Itsn't that something you always heard your mother say? Well, apparently I didn't get the hint. You see, sometimes when we play I like to sit on the kitchen counter and Cameron stands between my legs with his arms over my legs. Then he holds on to my legs and I straighten my legs out and pick him up and back down, and he just swings from my legs. We love this game. I'm sure you know where this is going. Well, when my legs were straight and he was swinging once, he decided that he couldn't hold on anymore and let go. He did a whole body flop on the kitchen floor. First was the bloody lip, then came the bloody nose, and last came the fat lip. I felt so bad, like someone had told me not to do it and I did it anyway like I was a kid. Now I'm sure none of you have ever hurt your kids before and you think I am the most terrible mother ever. But Cameron, whose cry is ear piercing decided to just cry a regular cry for about 20 seconds and was done and hugged me, like he was saying "Oh mom, we were having fun, accidents happen and I'm okay." I love my baby/big boy.


And here's a picture of Cameron sporting his new haircut in the bathtub.








Monday, November 24, 2008

I said big boy-not BUZZ!!!!!!

Tonight I literally cried at the sight of my child's hair. Not that it looks bad. But once again I said big boy...
not BUZZ!
Cameron has had two haircuts already, but only to get rid of his nasty ear bangs and hair out of his eyes. Clint and I decided a few days ago that it was time to give Cameron a big boy haircut, and we've been preparing him for it by talking to him a about it and showing him how Clint uses the clippers on his own head. He was an angel for the haircut.


Unfortunately, this is what he ended up with. Clint accidentally used the wrong size on the top of his head and gave him a buzz. How lovely. I didn't want to use the clippers at all. So, next month, I'll be the one cutting his hair-thank you very much.






In the middle of the cut, I took this picture. This is something I like to call a baby mullet.

Isn't it a little late...

FOR HALLOWEEN?

Yes I know, but what can I say, I'm a late blogger. And a terrible picture taker too. These pictures weren't actually taken on Halloween when Cameron was trick-or-treating. In fact they were taken tonight, almost a month after Halloween. When we went trick-or-treating I forgot to take the camera, and therefore here are pictures of Cameron in his Halloween costume now. His costume wasn't anything special, since I didn't get his costume that I was sewing done. So we got this one for free. The cool thing about this costume, is that cameron has a tigger stuffed animal that looks just like him.
























Here is his cute little Tigger behind.




















This is the picture that in a few years when I have forgotten all about this, will say on my scrapbook page that this is when he got tired of trick-or-treating.

Friday, November 14, 2008

More of my cute kid!

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(Giggle giggle)

Sorry for the nudity

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I don't know why I am showing this, I just get so excited when Cameron learns how to do something new like put his socks on. He's known for a while where socks go (on his feet), but now he knows how to put them on, even if he can't yet.

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah! Zip-a-dee-ay...

and Hallelujah, and all those other words that translate to mean:


"STUDENT TEACHING IS OVER!"

I finished today and couldn't be happier. I really enjoyed my student teaching overall, but I am just so excited to be able to stay home with Cameron now. Unfortunately, I have to be the one to feed him a healthy breakfast and lunch. But I think I'll manage.

So today, in all the classes we had a party for me. I tried not to eat too much junk food, since we had some every period. I got cards, balloons, flowers, hugs, etc. It was really nice. Some of the girls who I thought hated me, gave me hugs and wrote really nice things on the card. However, I still think some of them will call me some well not so nice names behind my back. But teenage girls do that to their best friends. Anyway, here are some pictures.



Here is one of the cards that was made for me by the ninth grade choir. They made it on a large sheet of poster board. The two girls who I thought really didn't like me, were the ones who volunteered to make it. Very cute.








Here is the card in it's entirety, minus two that signed it on the back. I read the comments and they were all very nice. I felt bad because a lot of them said something like thank you for putting up with up. I think they thought I thought they were a bad class. This was actually my favorite class.




Then, there's this kid, who didn't say more than two words directly to me the whole time and writes this on the card...













and this...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

PICTURES!!!!!

Finally... and this is the second time I am trying to do this post. I got to tired of uploading pictures and went to bed. So this time, I'll only do a couple very recent pictures and go from there, some other time. So here they are in no particular order...








This picture was taken about a month ago, right before we moved onto the Air Force base.








I think he was a little tired









Cameron's first birthday cake










Cameron's first birthday
August 15, 2008
(he and I both got really sunburnt that
day at the base picnic)










The first snowfall of the year
We got five inches!









Cameron playing his masterpiece on the piano
Just like mommy.






Okay...that's all for now, but if you look at my facebook pictures, there will be a lot more there!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Things I Have Done

I found this tag on a friends blog and thought it would be fun to complete. I have accomplished some things but there are a lot of things I haven't done yet. Bold/change color of the font of the things that you have done. I invite anyone to complete this.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland-even better Disneyworld
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea-not at sea but on the Arizona strip.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch-sort of
15. Adopted a child-no but I want to!
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables-I count helping my mom
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping--don't ask.
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Thursday, September 25, 2008

An update...like usual.

Since I can very rarely find the time to get on here and blog, basically all my posts are updates.

First of all, I started my student teaching, and at first I hated it. I am with one of the two choir teachers at the high school. There are nine choirs, five bands, and four orchestras. How crazy is that? Well, we do five of the choirs. One is a nine grade SATB (boys and girls) choir, and the rest are all girl choirs. Can you say an unfair amount of teenage female hormones? Holy cow. But, it's been couple weeks, and I am really starting to enjoy myself. The first concert is October 14th!

Cameron is just growing like crazy. If I could put pictures on here, I totally would. He now has 8 teeth and I think he's teething again. He will probably be getting some molers (Spelling?). He is one solid kid. We feed him, but he is so skinny. Absolutely no fat on his body. It's all muscle. He is so strong and can throw really well. He is learning new things everyday. He says hi (and he waves), he calls both me and Clint 'dat' for dad, uh-oh, what's that, and what is that. He understands the words for sippy, ball, tiger (his stuffed animal, which he is attached to), dad, go. And he learns more everyday. Right now he has the flu and threw up six times yesterday. It was so sad when he didn't have any food left in his stomach. He is such a trooper.

Clint is doing well, but very stressed. He spends every waking minute studying his CDC's for the Air Force (Career Development Courses).

Oh, and we are moving! We just got offered a brand new house on Malmstrom Air Force Base, which means we will be the first people to live in it. We are very excited to move, but sad to leave our ward. We've only been here three months and already we are attached to our little ward. But we know that we will be fine wherever we go.

Till next time...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Student Teaching

Crazy how life just goes and goes and goes and you barely get a minute to rest and write a thing or two on your blog at 11:15 pm.

Well...my student teaching starts tomorrow. But really it started on Monday with all day faculty meetings, and let me tell you they were so incredibly boring, yet scary too. Half the time, I had no idea what in the world they were talking about. They use so many acronyms. I'm just barely getting used to all the acronyms in the Air Force, now I have to learn a whole new set of them.

On Friday, I went in for a group interview for substitute teaching. Apparently they like to hire their student teachers as subsitute teachers, so I said, what the heck. Now when my cooperating teacher is out, I will be able to sub for her. And, the band teacher is pregnant and due right after my student teaching is over and I think will be requesting me as her permanent subsitute!

Well, that's all for now. I'll let you know how it all goes, and hopefully, eventually, maybe, maybe not, oh who knows... I will get some great photos on here of our life since the move.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Time Flies...

Holy cow. I haven't blogged in a while. But just so everyone is filled in somewhat on the events in my life to this point...

We have been in Montana now for about three weeks. It is beautiful here. We are renting a cute little three bedroom house in a lovely little neighborhood. I really like Montana. But I've already found the things that I really dislike about Montana too. It is so small that flying out of Great Falls in incredibly expensive, the mosquitos are everywhere. We can't step outside without drenching ourselves in nasty repellent. There are so many one way roads. It is really scary, we've already gone the wrong way a couple of times now. Last, the intersections...they are TERRIBLE. At a four way intersection, there are no stop signs for either road. It's scary. If you are going North or South, then the other way is supposed to yield to you...i think, or maybe it's the other way around. Unfortunately for me, the grid is so different from Utah, I'm having a really hard time getting oriented. So far, this is my internal map...if we are going toward the Air Force base we are going east, away from it west. My house faces North, which is the way to Walmart. Anywhere else, and I am so turned around. But I guess it just takes time.
Cameron is growing so fast. He now has two bottom teeth, which he's had for a while, two top teeth, cutting two more top teeth, and cutting another bottom tooth. He is 20 lbs 4 oz. He loves to climb up the stairs, which we didn't have when we lived in Orem. He can walk a few steps (up to about 7 max) and then his legs buckle and he falls. He has become quite the troublemaker and loves to get into everything. He repeats a lot of sounds and has said "oww" "Whoa" and "Achoo" and when he knows he's going to get into trouble, before you can do or say anything he kisses you. He must think that will save him. As of right now, I am sitting in a parking lot that has WIFI Access typing on Clint's laptop. We do not have internet access at home right now and we're not sure when we will be getting it. But no doubt, I WILL be putting lots of pictures up soon, probably all of Cameron. He's the reason anyone actually reads this blog in the first place. Well, keep checking and sooner or later you will see some fun pictures.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Right handed

Here's a video clip of Cameron walking. I think he's going to be right handed because he takes small steps with his left foot and huge ones with his right foot. It's really funny. I'm also working on getting him to run backwards. This isn't his best work.
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Friday, May 16, 2008

Here's...an update

1. Cameron had his nine month well check today, and he's just so perfect. 75th percentile for height and 45th for weight. He already has two bottom teeth and is cutting four top teeth. The pediatrician said to start feeding him the same food that I eat, which I just have to say is kinda SCARY for me. And last but not least, he is just moving around so fast, it's hard to keep up with him, standing on everything, and has the ever dreaded separation anxiety. But still, oh so perfect. And here are some pictures of Cameron having fun in the grass.


The sun in his eyes.


Cameron trying to eat a flower.


2. Clint comes home in 20 days, June 5th. I cannot wait, I'm so excited. And on June 20th we move to Montana, 2 days after my summer classes are over.

3. Speaking of summer classes, I realized that I love summer semester and hate the regular semesters. For fifteen weeks I am incredibly stressed and all the assignments and projects just pile up at the end of the semester. I have fifteen weeks to be stressed. But, during the summer semester, which is half as long, I don't get the chance to be stressed for very long. It's wonderful.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Lillian

My sister Jenny tagged me to use the letters of my middle name to describe me. And since I hate to be serious, I figure I'll just use some...well interesting words.

L-Limeade: a little sour, and a lot sweet.
I-Irregular: Not in the way you think. I'd have to admit I'm a bit weird, but aren't we all? I can be all over the place and back again in my mind.
L-Learner: Since I'm still in school, I'd have to say I'm a learner, but hopefully that will be the case for the rest of my life.
L-Leggings: I'm like leggings because I cling to my husband and family.
I-Invincible: I like to pretend that I'm invincible, but really... Not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, you name it.
A-Affordable: I'd like to think that I'm not really a big spender, and I know when to stop. My husband can afford me.
N-Necessary: As much as I'd like to think that I could just let Cameron play by himself every once in a while, and that he really doesn't need me to play with him all the time, it just isn't that way. But secretly I love it.

Let's see: I tag Sarah.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Can't a mom get any sleep?

I fell asleep on the couch today for no more than five minutes. And I wake up to Cameron standing by the couch whining and pulling on my feet. I also woke up to this...


Gee, I'm a lucky duck! Notice the speaker pulled way off the shelf. Once I found him eating ranch dressing out of a little container I accidentally left lying around. Won't do that anymore. But, no worries, he just puked it all up all over me. Woot!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Speaking of Crawling

Okay, so Cameron was doing this funky Army crawl FOREVER, and he finally started to crawl for real! Now I miss the army crawl cause it was so dang cute. He is also pulling himself up like crazy and using anything and everything to stand up, especially the drawers in the kitchen. I have to keep all the other doors shut so he doesn't go into any of the other rooms while I'm not looking and hurt himself.
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Here is a cute picture of Cameron.


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

That's what I'm talking about!

Yep, all A's. Enough said.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

1728 Hours Later


I finally made it through my last real semester of school. 1728 hours of just classes throughout the semester. That doesn't count all the hours I am actually at school or studying. I had 21 credits this semester and had classes 24 hours a week. Don't ask me what possessed me to take that many credits with a baby and Clint being gone at tech school in Mississippi. But who cares now, it's over!! I think I got A's in all my classes too. Not sure yet, I'll keep you posted.

Anyway, here's a picture to keep you interested.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Here We Go!

Well, I have joined the blogging world. I hope to use this in order to keep everyone updated about our little family since we will be moving to Montana in June. Hopefully (after finals are over this week) I will actually post some pictures. Until then!