Sunday, July 27, 2008


Last week I decided to fly my sister-in-law, Catherine, in from Iowa to help with my nephew's Wedding. She used to own a small catering business out of her home and mentioned in an email that she wished she were here to help me.

On Friday my girls had Bounce Back passes to Lagoon, so Cat and I decided to tag along.


Jessica, Kayla, Catherine, and Courtney


Julie and Catherine


Courtney The Tiger


It was 100 degrees on Friday, so the girls waisted no time getting soaked when we passed the water.



Justina and Katie


By 11pm I was totally exhausted, and my feet hurt a little, ok a lot, but we had an awesome time. Wicked is my new favorite ride, make sure you sit in front!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Silly girls

The purpose of my blog today is to embarrass my girls.

Just about everyday I come home to find my camera left on the counter, or by the computer. I look at the pictures and find out what my girls have been up to that day.

They love to take pictures of themselves. I came home the other day and this is what I found:





I am not sure why they had to go with orange lipstick...

They are so funny! Oh to be young again!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


As you are reading this, keep in mind that it is 2:30am on Saturday morning and I can't get to sleep. . .

I love Google. (I think I might actually be in love with it, but I am not sure if that is possible - Sean thinks I should marry it.)

I have never considered myself to be "incredibly intelligent". I am smart and all, and when it comes to common sense I totally rock, but ask me to find the square root of a number and I will probably give you my famous "You've got to be kidding me" look. (There is such a thing as square root, right? - Oh, poor Sean)


Now that I have been introduced to Google, I am as smart as the whole world. I don't think there is a day that goes by that I don't say, "Just Google it!" At first Sean would laugh and roll his eyes, but now he just gives me his famous, "Dang it, you're right!" look and walks over to the computer. Seriously, 99.9% of the time we find the answer.

I love to Google during the holidays. Those Google people are so creative with the Google letters. My favorite is Halloween when they dress the letters up in is so cute!

Here are some of my recent Googles:

Get nail polish out of carpet -
Amazingly enough, you use shaving cream and windex! It worked wonders and saved me about $500 in carpet replacement cost in my bathroom.

Medication for headaches caused by teenagers -
Okay, I didn't really put "caused by teenagers", but that was the reason.

Square Root -(No comment)

Why does my husband twitch at night? -
Wikipedia said: "In extreme cases, this may be classified as a disorder called periodic limb movement. The person with the disorder will usually sleep through the events. (What they didn't put was, "Your wife usually won't sleep through the events!!" By the way, Sean has an extreme case!)

How do I keep tart dough from shrinking when I bake it? -
I am helping my sister cater my nephews wedding and someone (my mom) suggested to make tarts -- yeah, not a good idea.

Hollywood Connection -
You would think, but you would be wrong. By the way, they are hiring, so if anyone wants to get a job there, you have to apply in person.

And my most favorite Google ever:

Nikon lens error -
One day I went to turn on my camera and it said "lens error". I was extremely upset because it was fairly new and cost quite a bit of money. I immediately "Googled" it. I sat for 20 minutes searching websites about how it usually costs more to fix the camera than it is worth. Then I came to the bottom of a blog where a woman said that since the camera was broken anyway, she had nothing to lose, so she banged it against the palm of her hand and voila, she turned it on and it was as good as new. I picked up my camera, banged it a few times against the palm of my hand and sure enough, it was fixed.

A few weeks later, my brother-in-law sat at my kitchen table telling me that he had to go and buy a new camcorder because it was giving him a "lens error". I wasted no time telling him my story. He called me a few minutes after he got home to thank me for helping him fix his camera. (I probably saved him a good $400.00. I should start charging for my services.)

The only thing Google doesn't do is tell us where Sean left his keys. I should totally invent a Google that did that. That would be so cool, I would make a gazillion dollars!


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Camping at Coalville

We went camping this past weekend with Sean's brother Mike and his wife Alisa. Sean's family has a Camperworld membership, and our favorite spot is located up in Coalville. We had such a great time.


Andrew and Tyler.


Katie and Beverly.


Alisa, Jessica, and Katie.


Kayla (Courtney's friend), Courtney and Jessica.


Christian (Kiki)


They taught us a fun new game called "Scum". We played and laughed for hours.


There was a lot of relaxing,


S'more eating,


Swimming, and just plain old fun.

We are very fortunate to have a wonderful place like this to go camping. Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Peel who bought the membership years and years ago. It is so much fun for the kids to go with their cousins. Hopefully we wil get to go again before the summer ends!

Monday, July 7, 2008

My Birthday

First of all I have to thank Courtney and tell her how much I love her. I was so surprised when I got on my blog and saw what she had written. I thank my Heavenly Father everyday for blessing me with my sweet little red head.

My birthday was so fun. It started with gifts... a knife set from the girls, Bissell's Little Green Turbo Brush carpet cleaner, a vacuum packaging foodsaver, and cash!

Then I went to lunch with two wonderful friends, Amy Roberts and Michele Lindsay. We had so much fun, we talked and laughed for hours. After lunch Sean, the girls and I went to see "Baby Mama", it was pretty funny.

Sean had had enough of sitting after the movie, and didn't feel well enough to go watch the fireworks, so I took the girls and went up to Murray Park. (Tyler met us there after he got off of work.)

I love having my birthday on the 4th of July. There are always so many fun things to do and it's a holiday, so I never have to work!

Being 38 is not as bad as I though it would be. I guess as long as I still feel 25, I will be okay!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Girl's Lunch

Attention all my wonderful girlfriends..If you are interested, Amy Roberts and I are going to lunch Friday, July 4th. Anybody who would like to have a little girl time is invited. Meet at my house at 12:30. We will be going to Bajio and would love for any of you to join us...