Things I Appreciate Right This Minute

  • Energetic school teachers
  • A garage free of mice and clutter
  • 82 degrees by day 62 degrees by night
  • Birthday lunch Plans with my sisters mom and maybe my brother(Felicia your on the sister list)? !!!
  • fresh salsa and peach crisp

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Sugar Plum Dreams

So the budget is sparce this year so I went pretend shopping. I bought all my sisters and mom exactly what I wanted to get them and not what I could afford. Sorry Felicia I actually have you and JP for reals and it wont be as glorius as it is when I window shop. So here you all go . I went looking and got something that reminded me of you, your personality and pazazz. Dont over analyze it . Trade with each other if you dont like it or take it back and get something you REALLY like. Now of course this is all a figment of our imagination, but what fun it is!

To Mom with Love A great chair for your entry to put on our shoes

To Wendy Love Terri A sassy frock fun and frivelousTo Ginger Love Terri elegant and expressive

To Jenny Love Terri so feminine and hotty patotty

To Amy love Terri Simple classic and flirty

To Molly Love Terri Sweeet understated lovely.

To Felicia Love Terri sheek hip tasteful

To Emily love Terri tailored but fanciful fun

To my spouse, father , brother, and brothers in law I got you one of 2 options some will want the bike others can choose to see the Olympics in London England 2012. That should suite you all. So

The sweet children all get to go on a Disney cruise and of course with the whole family to Disney World!This jacket is for anyone who wants one cause its soooooo cute.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Going Going Gone

Gone are the chubby toes

Gone is the platinum hair

Gone is the big wheel you rode with your batman cape

Gone are the power ranger light up tennis shoes
Gone is the bunk bed and lion king sheets

Gone is the Nintendo 64 and The Legends of Zelda
Gone is the Back Street boys and your boom box

Gone are the sleepovers with trips to Nicklecade

Gone is your love for American cheese and spaghetios

Gone is the Disney coon skin cap and wild west rifle

Gone is T ball and Jr Jazz basketball

Gone are the days you put your head threw the folding chair in primary

Gone are the broken nick nacks from Jedi light saber wars with Gordo

Gone are the fights to take a bath or drink cough syrup

Gone are the days of "push me higher and watch me mama"

Gone are the PE clothes you loathed and the pilowcase you sewed

Gone are the sneaky feet covered in footy pajamas headed for one more dinosaur to take to bed

Gone are Boy Scout pine wood derbys and camping in a snowcave
Gone are happy meals and little toys.
Gone are the ways of a little boy

Gone are my fears that you could ever be less than the extraordinary gentle and good man I dared hope you to be.

You like your sisters are a priceless gift to us son Happy 18th.
Love Mother dear

Monday, October 18, 2010

Gabber is 15

My baby is 15. I have not forgotten the day she was born. She came with quite a fight. a torn placenta, 23 hours of labor, a near c section, and an epideral that didnt work! We were so relieved when Gabrielle made her first appearance. She has had many surprising things to offer us through out her short life time. So here are some Gabby hi lights .

1) Taking a milk carton around to neigbors asking them all if they had seen the missing child on the carton. Detective Day

2) Naked pajamas an invention of hers it requires under pants only if under duress of a mother.

3) Sleeping in a crib until you are 3 and having a royal melt down when your mother sales it. Yell at the new owners all the way down the driveway.

4) Curly hair and the sebasious nephi ( nevi) her word for her pink birth mark under her

curly hair.

5) Going to sister K's when she had cancer and doing apupet show for her on the other side of the glass door because she couldnt leave and you couldnt come in. She loved it.

6) Refusing to get in the car with a stranger when she was 4. So the officer followed her home.

7) Sticky and pine coney named and beloved inanimate objects that lived on your dresser for years.

8) The nest 264 stuffed animals that rested on your bed how you slept in the middle of them we will never know.

9) Conversations regularly with the Orem Elementary principle in his office about what things you thought he could do to improve the school. I think you liked his candy drawer.

10) She sings amazingly in the shower most mornings. I get a new song every Birthday. Lucky me

11) Finished all of her Young Womens 10 hour projects when she was 14

12) Likes to visit the elder care center. Feeds them laughs at their stories and goes often without prompting.

13) Determined : Earned enough money to go to Alaska on a cruise and Hawaii on a plane all of her own money, and we dont have allowances.

14) Is requested solely by the Browns nearly every Friday to babysit. When the kids are asleep she cleans.

15) Loves new things. Orders octopus and wants to skydiving. Shoots her bow at Jakes Archery with her dad and loves to go to DI with me to find treasures.

I love you miss noodle you are a bright spot in our home. Im so glad you are part of our crazy adventures in this family. I loved spending your birthday together at Temple square and eatting fried pickles.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Choose any 5 for free

Tonight after all of our home evening guests left Shawn was putting away chairs and kicked a little box. " Whats this?" he said with an eye brow raised towards me. I told him there was a whole bag of them right under the table and thus began the uncovering of the great sham that became my shame. From the Valcor envelope I drew its shiny sleek form BMG Club inticing me with all of its illusory power . Choose any 5 CD's now for free and in very miniscule writing was the devils contract.

The club became my own debauchery. I loved running to the mailbox waiting for my gift of the month. It was the hi light of a wednesday filled with noodle os soup and trips to the trash can with a baggy wrapped diaper. Could you blame my delight. I have no idea what 5 free selections I picked. What I do remember is the unselected by me featured selection of the month that arrived. I could return them but at my cost having opened to view the content. So they kept coming. Marion Meadows Dressed to Chill, Walter Beasley Ready for love,From the Plantation to the Penitentiary, Billy Strayhorn Lush Life. Every funkadelic, soul train selection ever made. I quit openning them. Fed babies, went back to school, left them in thier shrink wrap, attended school carnival, became the wolf den mother. Stacked them in their BMG cardboard boxes in the cupboard, started working for DCFS, and they kept coming and I kept saying I was gonna return them.

Well I didnt. I paid 21.77 for most of the funkadelic selections and for one fine smooth groove $24.76 . I have kept my shame in a gift bag stacked neatly all these years. And tonight Shawn kicked a box and the giggy jig was up. He opened every dad gum box. Then he said we are gonna sit down and listen to this entire CD as a punishment. To make it worse he put it on the DVD player so it grooved through the whole house. Album title The Best of Down To The Bone. This man ( producer)was somebodys blessed child so I aint sayin nothin bad. I just need more than 9 bars of the same beat in a 6 minute 37 second tune. These are talented musicians that landed their mo jo in the wrong house cuz I didnt bother to choose my selection of the month, and I didnt bother to return the selections I didnt want, and I didnt argue when the slightly less than nice man called and said I still owed BMG $108.85 and could pay it or go to collections, I simply paid it.

Well thats been many many years gone by. More than 5 years but not 10 and Im still holding on to my shame. It was nice to free it tonight. I couldnt believe Shawn ripped open every box read every title and did some psychedelic dancing for me while it played, why I died a little on the couch of shame. Gab thought we lost our minds. Shawn tried to get her to disco with him.

So 2 thoughts... There are things you can get for free, they are often very costly; and is anyone having a Christmas white elephant party I could come to?