Thursday, February 19, 2009

Just call me a liar...

  You know the contests you see on T.V. where, when you buy a specific product, you may have a chance at winning a fabulous prize.  The popular tag line is "MANY will enter, only ONE will win!"  I have always told my kids that they are nothing but schemes.  Wednesday I had to run to Target and just happened to see that there was a new sour yogo fruit snack on sale so I picked up a couple of boxes. (my family loves anything sour) Tate had been seeing the commercials for a contest they were running and quickly ripped the boxes open.  The first revealed the usual "Sorry, you are not a winner."  The second revealed a $5.oo Discover card!  Apparently there are 43,000 $5.oo cards and we managed to find one -which split between 3 kids is $1.67 each.    I am afraid this will only encourage contest purchases in the future!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Prayers Needed

Little Gracie has had a rough week and has an unimaginable road ahead.  Please keep her in your prayers.  For an update click on her blog to the left.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Heart Day!

Goodies for my Valentines

Friday, February 13, 2009

Science Fair, Braces, & Influenza

Thursday was a busy day. It was the 5th grade Science Fair. Taylor did her project on what can help stinky feet (which she unfortunately inherited from my Dad). It turns out that rubbing your feet with lemon juice is the best remedy. Then Taylor went to Dr. Gee and got her braces. She LOVES them, it helps that a few of her friends have them. She has pink and green bands and is so excited to switch her colors every month. She also has a widening device on her lower jaw. Her mouth is full of contraptions! The influenza comes from Tate. He complained of a headache, which became severe and then had a fever of 103. I took him to the after hours clinic and they swabbed his nose and tested for the actual FLU. It was positive. He cannot go to school for a week and needs lots of liquids and rest. He is still running a small fever even with medication. He is feeling pretty miserable, but fortunately for me, is not a big complainer. Now all I have to do is continually wipe down my house with anti-bac stuff in hopes no one else gets infected. We will be getting our FLU shots next year!

Monday, February 9, 2009


Sleeping has never been an issue for me, eating on the other hand....

Friday, February 6, 2009

Who knew?

After our long day at Sundance

Apparently we are a skiing family.  This past Monday the kids had the day off from school so I decided it was the perfect opportunity for them to take a skiing lesson.  Yes, it is the first time our kids have been skiing.  Yes, I am a terrible mother.  Anyway, the weather was gorgeous and everyone loved it!  We skied for 6 hours.  Taylor even says she wants to be an Olympic Skier.  Needless to say we were all exhausted when we got home, but the kids can't wait to go again.

Super Bowl Sunday

Christopher and his victory smile
Joey & Jess
Not much interest in the game here
Yummy chocolate stadium cake

Fabulous Food, Great Game, & Cool Company!