Archive for April 16th, 2007


Monday, April 16th, 2007

My niece just posted her 100th blog, which had the low down on 100 things about her.
I didn’t ever do that and consequently I am on my 237th post, but I don’t think anyone wants to read 237 things about me so I’ll do just the 100.

1. I am the youngest of 6 kids.
2. I don’t like the spelling of my middle name. Lilah has my middle name and it’s spelled the way I like it.
3. My last true best friend was in the 7th grade. We were best friends for 4 years. Now I have my husband.
4. I shared a room until I was 15 or so.
5. I got my first credit card when I was 21 or so. Before I was just added to my husband’s accounts.
6. I worked from the time I was just over 16 till 4 weeks before my 20th birthday.
7. I worked three jobs in one day once.
8. I had a teen pregnancy with Lilah. 🙂 I was 19
9. I was the youngest to get my drivers license in my family, at the age of 16 1/2.
10. I paid half of the driving school. My parents paid the other half because I was the only one required to take it because of a change in law.
11. I learned to ride a bike when I was 7. I was taught by my friend Theresa.
12. I learned to swim in the third grade at nearly 10 years old and was taught by my best friend Tiffany.
13. I love to bake. I just hate to clean up afterwards. My favorite desert is brownies alamode
14. Deep down I love math and I wish I was naturally better at it.
15. On an 8th grade career test it said I should do psychology and that’s what I majored in for my degree.
16. I played the clarinet for 3 years in middle school. I might have played in high school of it weren’t for three reasons: 1. my sister sat on it and broke it half way through my 8th grade year. We never told my dad but instead glued it back together. In which it would break periodically throughout the rest of that year. 2. I didn’t want to be in marching bad, which was required for one year in order to be in band. 3. All the Mormon kids were in Choir.
17. I hated performing in front of people, but I’m getting good at speaking in front of others. I always wanted to be a performer.
18. My dad wasn’t there for my birth, but was stuck trying to get back home from a flight.
19. I love being pregnant.
20. I love the feel of giving birth.
21. I would mind being a segregant mother, so I could experience pregnancy and giving birth but without having the baby at the end.:)
22. I dislike cleaning.
23. I’m inherently unorganized.
24. I bite my nails.
25. I love sitting in front if the mirror after my shower to pluck my eyebrows and pop my blemishes.
26. I pick too much at my blemishes and subsequently get scars.
27. I always wanted to be like my sister Andrea.
28. I always want to be as organized as my sister Carolyn.
29. I love the color lavender.
30. I have the same eyes as my sister Andrea. green with a brown middle.
31. My top teeth are naturally straight.
32. I clench my jaw when I’m mad.
33. Nair air removal doesn’t work on my coarse leg hairs. (Thanks mom.)
34. I wish I was a great singer like my friend Alana.
35. I love ribs smothered in BBQ sauce.
36. I love my father’s dutch over cooking. Especially his beans, cobbler and chicken.
37. I’ve cooked since I was about 8.
38. I had my wisdom teeth removed when I was 21.
39. I’ve burned myself with boiling liquids twice. The first time I missed my brother Scott’s graduation day (11 years old or so). The second time Lilah was 10 months old and I couldn’t nurse her because of the medicine (20 years old).
40. I’m 5’4
41. I think I have cute feet. size 6 1/2
42. I’ve never smoked or done drugs.
43. I want to travel Europe someday.
44. I want to be in a great choir again someday.
45. I’ve never wanted to be a teacher but I’m planning on homeschooling my kids.
46. I blamed things on my siblings when I was little.
47. My favorite place to eat is Outback.
48. I didn’t pass kindergarten because I couldn’t read.
49. My mom taught me to read so I could go onto the first grade.
50. I was 5 the first time I snuck out. I went to my friend’s house to run in the sprinklers.
51. I have a great memory for remembering how to get somewhere but I don’t know which way is north.
52. I have a great memory for strange things, like the last place I put something, but I can’t remember half of what I learned in college.
53. I went to college because it was expected of me.
54. I graduated because I wanted too.
55. I love sleep.
56. I hate getting dirty.
57. I want to go to Hawaii
58. I want to get laser eye surgery.
59. I want to get laser hair removal on my legs.
60. I like not working.
61. I want a Subaru Tribeca.
62. I’ve never swum in the ocean, I’ve only touched it. I only touched it because Jon said I had to since I was there for the first time at the age of 19 and pregnant with Lilah.  (it was a cold day so we couldn’t swim even if we wanted to.)
63. I don’t like being in natural bodies of water. My exception would be crystal clear water.
64. I type looking at the keyboard.
65. I’m a procrastinator.
67. I hate crumbs on the floor.
68. I love to sew clothes for my girls.
69. I hate sewing clothes for myself, they never fit right.
70. I love the scent of rain.
71. I love seeing the lights of Las Vegas when returning home from a trip in Utah.
72. I want to take my girls to Sea World.
73. I love and hate it when Lilah asks questions about everything.
74. I hog the bed.
75. I hate it when someone breaths on my face.
78. I’ve lived in Las Vegas my whole life, except for one year in Henderson.
79. Both my daughters were born in Henderson.
80. I love driving on road trips.
81. I was 16 the first time I flew on a plane.
82. I’ve bungee jumped once.
83. I love intelligent men.
84. I want to learn how to decorate wedding cakes.
85. I’m scared of being in dark bathrooms
86. I believe in ghosts, I just hope I don’t ever encounter one.
87. I’ve never been to a gym to work out.
88. I love daisies.
89. I love teaching Relief Society but dislike teaching gospel doctrine
90. I try to be the friend that I would want, but I sometimes fail.
91. I have beautiful dark hair and fair/ pale skin, and I love it.
92. I can’t do the Spock sign with my fingers.
93. I can roll my tongue
94. I’m very gullible to a point.
95. I love to stay up late.
96. I love real fires in real fireplaces, but ours is covered by our desk.
97. I’m allergic to penicillin.
98. I love period films like Pride and Prejudice and Daniel Deronda
99. I do things the hard way because I don’t like to ask for help, I figure it out and do it. This drives my hubby crazy.
100. I want to learn how to play the piano someday. Though I wish it was like the matrix and you just download the information straight to your brain. 🙂

Hey Big Spender

Monday, April 16th, 2007

We bought bunk beds this weekend. Not because we really needed them at this time, though Lilah was getting big for her toddler bed that was just a crib converted to a bed, but they were the right price and we’ll need them eventually.
When we were at dinner a couple Thursday’s ago Jon’s boss’s wife mentioned how they were looking for bunk beds and how sad she was that she could only find them for like a thousand dollars, but her friend mentioned Big Lots and how they had bunk beds for $200. They had the bunk bed with a futon bottom, which is what I originally wanted, but they also had this regular bunk bed that converts to two twin beds. The futon bed was dark wood with black metal so I decided against it and we got these. Of course I decided on these after hitting an RC Willey clearance, which had a bunk bed futon for $400 and the Air Force Base which had an ugly wood bunk bed, a primary colors bunk bed and a black metal futon bunk bed. I like the beds we got. They’re well made for being cheap, but they still have some cheapness to them. The bad thing with using someone else’s truck who lives on the other side of town, AKA my dad, is you hate to return things if they have a defect. These just has some wood separated on a leg. Nothing to big that will affect the safety, but not pretty. One day we’ll fill it in with something and then paint them. The beds have other things wrong but, but we’re overall happy with them and we did only pay $200 for the beds them self. Of course we had to also buy a mattress, only one so far, and we’ll need to get a solid board to go under the bed, but for now it works.
I have the room arranged so we actually have about the same space that we had with the two cribs. I like it. Don’t mind the mess in the photos. The mattress is still airing out and I just piled everything on Lilah’s bed so it wasn’t on the floor.
Luckily we have our tent set up out back so Lilah and Jon slept outside last night. I had the fan on to circulate air and the door opened while Eden slept because of the strong scent to the new furniture. I need to go light a candle in there so by nap time it smells nice.
We spent a lot of money this weekend.
We bought the beds, which totaled $323, we visited Costco, which is always over $100, and I bought clothes for the girls. Mervyn’s was having a sale so I was getting knit pants for $2 a pair and overall saved a total of 49%. Some things we’re clearance other things were just on sale. It was great, though half the cloths are for now and half are for winter.:)

It was a crazy weekend. I think we’ve done our big spending for the next three months.


The new bed and a half, since we have only one mattress.



The small room.



My new changing space.


At first we had the beds parallel to one another, but that left so little space that we decided to put them perpendicular.
I also had the changing table against the wall but that left no where for the diaper pail. Putting it against the bed gave me more room.
I like the new arrangement and can’t wait to get ride of the other crib. It’s under Lilah’s bed so I can have so much more storage space once it’s gone.
Anyone want a crib?