Saturday, January 31, 2009

It must have been all that Diet Dr. Pepper I drank!!!

     Last night some of the grils partied (scrap booked) @ mom's  till midnight.  I don't usually consume copious amounts of caffeine... but I needed a little pick-me-up!  Maybe that was the cause if the crazy dream I had last night!!!  
     Laura and I were in our old two-toned blue chevy suburban.  I was driving, BUT I was sitting in the seat behind the driver's!  We were up at Utah State by the dorms... and Laura kept saying... "Keep going, I just want to see inside one of the dorms!"  
     I cannot help but think that maybe this is some kind of metaphor for my life right now!  My oldest son Ben is in the process of applying to universities right now and I feel very out of the "drivers seat"!!!  I'm not in control any more!! SCARY!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Drama, drama, drama!!!

It seems as though we have been having DRAMA at our house lately!!! Morgan has been treated for her warts and had an extreme reaction to the medicine!!!  Her arm swelled up to twice its usual size (which isn't saying much...) and she got a rash!!! Well, thank goodness... all is back to normal.  Her arm looks much better and is almost back to normal!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

LDS Draper Temple open house

Last night Russ' sister Cindy got tickets for all of the Steeneck family to go through to the Draper Temple open house!  It was raining and everything.... but they had it down to a science!  It was well organized and very beautiful.   The last temple open house that my kids were to was the Bountiful Temple and the don't remember much of it.  They were so excited to go through!  What a fun night!  Thanks again Cindy!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Morgan is modeling one of the hats we made Friday night!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Girls night IN!

Friday night the girls got together (Russ had taken Meg & Brayden to hunt)!!!
Krista & Erin had found the cutest pattern for crocheting hats.  I will post a pic of Morgan in her hat later!!!
Mom is "JUST RESTING HER EYES!"  Usually the party goes until pretty late... thus the need for a missing husband!  We finally quit about 4:30 am.  Then Laura, Krista, and Erin drove home!  CRAZY girls!

Usually there is sooo much giggling (Or more aptly cackling!!) that Laura gets a headache and desperately needs Liz to rub her head!!  Liz enjoys this because we get some pretty interesting hairdo's!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Annual Progressive Dinner!

Last night we had our annual progressive dinner with the Steeneck family.  We started out @ 3:00 at Gloria and Allen's  house there we had fondue of every sort.  I have never had meat fondue in oil... but it was really good.  We also had cheese and choc. fondues!!!  Next Sandy make vegetable beef & also tomato soups for us.  They were fabulous.   We then traveled to Ronda & Carl's house for salad and then mom & Dad did a palette cleansing sorbet.  Everything was delicious!!! Our house was the third house.   We cooked a turkey and Doug and Annette did peas and twice baked potatoes.  I was worried about the turkey timing... but it was fall off the bone good!!!  Cindy and Jeff made  dessert for us.  It had a weird name, but it was very tasty!  
It is so fun to get together each year with each other (minus the kids).  We get to laugh and relax and have a SEVEN hour meal!!!  

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


While I was growing up, my mom was an expert coupon shopper.  She had to be with 8 kids and a sometime unreliable payday.  I have dabbled throughout the years in coupon clipping... but never to this extent!!!  Today Albertson's starts their big ad.  I spent $80.56 (before tax) on everything you see on my counter!!!  (YES, THAT IS A TURKEY YOU SEE ON THE FAR RIGHT CORNER!!!)  My TOTAL before coupons was $436.51!!!  How fun.  Even though I am not feeling the best... there was still that rush of adrenaline that courses through your veins when you are getting a really great deal!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I hope it's not the FLU!!!

I think I am coming down with something!!!
I HATE taking NyQuil liquid... so thank goodness for the liquicaps!!! I hope I sleep well tonight!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009


BRRR!!!  It is sooo cold outside!!!  I just came in from cutting out wood & my toes are FROZEN!!!  I know they don't look too bad... but they were!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The last pictures of California... I PROMISE!!!

This picture is taken in the California Adventure side of the parks!!!  All of the Christmas decorations were so pretty!

Russ gave Morgan a Hershey's kiss and told her to give it to this pirate.  She did, and he graciously agreed to pose for this picture with her!!!

One of our most favorite rides was Big Thunder Railroad (I always called it the runaway train)!

Morgan with the girl doll in Toy Story!  Megan thought her eyes looked a little manic!!

We only went on this ride a few times.  It was really fun... we figured that we already had our rain gear... so it really wouldn't de THAT big of a deal... We wouldn't get TOOO wet...  
Well the water found ways to get in!!!