Monday, October 27, 2008


Well first off I would like to say, Happy Birthday to my hubby. He turned 57 yesterday...oh oops I mean 52....just kidding he turned 25 yesterday. We were at his parents house all day and it was a lot of fun. We played Greek Risk...only Cory is a big cheater pants...and Mike even got a birthday cake. He was sleeping on the couch and so we brought the cake to him and started singing to wake him up. He didn't wake up until the last to words...and thats cause we were shouting and shaking him. "TO YOU!!!!!" he woke up startled...and blew out his candles. It was funny. We would have let him sleep but everyone wanted cake:D

Ok as to the name of this post... This is about today. Yarg. Last time I washed a load of laundry...the washer didn't finish the load and it gave me the error code F21. I look it up in the owners manuel. They said it's a clog. So I run just the drain it said to see if that would help. It didn't. I get online and I found a guy who told you how to fix the clog. You take off the kick panel in the front, and manually drain your washer...there is a hose under the pump that has a spot that collects stuff for this purpose. I found a lot of stuff...change, a broken clickey a really nice one...only not anymore...some rubber bands, candy wrappers. Lots of stuff. I get it all cleaned out, close it up, screw on the kick panel, and start the washer to see if it will drain...It fills up with water, spins around a bit...then right when it should drain...

Yeah...I had to do the whole thing all over again. My floor was super wet by this time...but then I decided to stick my hand further up the drain pipe...guess what I found...more rubber bands! I found a whole wad of them. They were the clog. All because of Mikes obsession to make his rubber band ball big. Only what I pulled out of our washing machine...looked like the makings of a rubber band ball...only instead of just adding the rubber bands by stretching them over each other...this was a great bit knot. I screwed back on the cap...didn't replace the kick plate this time...just in case... and started the washer. Every thing we smooth. It was wonderful. And I straightaway banned mike from bringing home those specific rubber bands anymore. "If you have any on your wrist right now, take them off and leave them at work!"

"But! uh...even the big ones?"
"Fine...just not the little skinny ones that get sucked into our washer!"
"But those are good for shooting!"

ARG. more! I thought my house was overrun with little's even more so overrun with rubber bands. BUT NO MORE!

P.S. Thank you Julie for bringing us dinner tonight. My children would have gotten milk and crackers had you not showed up MAJOR thanks!

Friday, October 24, 2008

School Update

OK....well it's getting down to crunch time. And Mike has got some finals coming up. I thought we had till mid january...but it turns out that they may just let him graduate early like december 16....Yeah well a few weeks before he graduates....he has to take his finals...which come out to cost about $800 in total. I thought we'd have another month to save up...but it looks like were going to have to pinch pennies these next two months. So I'm going to be selling things on the internet...and then I"m going to get rid of our internet until we move...maybe. What the heck am I going to do without internet!

I supose I can always go back to writing in my journal. :D Anyhow. Needless to say, we aren't going to be spending money on ANYTHING extra. The saddest part about the who thing...that means we'll be leaving in two months. :(

I don't think I"m ready to get uprooted yet. I love Kansas City....I love our Ward, and our friends. And we've only got two months left! So I'm totally sad...cause that seriously just hit me. two nothing. Where the heck did all of our time go? Piece of I"m going to be mopey today. Michelle...I may just end up calling you today while I clean my room.

Monday, October 20, 2008


ok for everyone who loves getting e-cards, be on the lookout. There is a virus thats out there that is in the form of an E card. I would just avoid sending them or opening them until the virus clears. Here is the link about the virus.

This site does have a way to get your greeting card. Just don't click on the link you get in your E-mail. That is very important to not click on the link cause this is suposedly how the virus gets a hold of your computer.

The website is Snopes and they do have a lot of legitimate stuff. A friend of mine said it was on CNN as well. Just don't say I didn't warn you.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Eyebrows and Jews

This video is Mikey, just today he discovered his eyebrows, he was doing this unprompted in the mirror and watching himself. It was so funny! He'd raise his eyebrows a few times and just DIE laughing. It was hillarous. This video took some prompting..but it's still funny. Lately we've been trying to do better with our reading scriptures each night. And that is really hard with children who don't stay interested in anything for more than 10 seconds. But last night I was reading in our rocking chair with the two boys on our laps. Mikey likes to "read" and it was his turn. This is how it went.....

mom: And it came to pass
mikey: an it came to pass
mom: that the jews did mock
mikey: JUICE!
Xander: DUCE!

Then they both preceded to fall apart and I couldn't even finish the verse. I have NEVER seen them so squirmy! I had to hold them both down just to say prayers and then they had to go to bed. They were really mad by then. It was so stinkin funny. Who knew that reading the scriptures could make such sweet little boys SSOOO upset!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Time for a change

Well everyone was updating their blogs and mine was starting to look like the crypt keeper. So now we have a nice looking background and I've updated my blog list and websites. Now we come to what has been going on this week.

I went into the boys room and guess what I find...two half neked boys! Neither one of them had their diapers on! STINK POTS. so they get a swat...and then we put them on the pot. Now they're getting punished...only they don't know it yet. The punishment won't happen until they get a girlfriend MUAHHAHAHA!!!
Smile Xander!

Smile Mikey!

And yes, we shovel food and water down their throats while they sit on the toilet.
LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of water!
(those are strawberries by the way)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Catching up

So I haven't posted in a while, but there has been a lot going on. It was wonderful to see everyone this week, even under the circumstances. I know we're all going to miss Grandpa, but it's like Cory said, "this isn't goodbye for ever. Just goodbye for now." We love you Grandpa!And Analla and Dawn, I still need pictures from you guys. My camera was MIA all week so I didn't get a single picture. I did get it working when we got home. And here's a picture of the boys to prove it. I can't wait to see what pictures you

Monday, October 6, 2008

6 things about me

well....this is actually the first time I've been tagged. And I haven't blogged in a while. Um...and I tag, Michelle, Analla, Dawn, Keith, and my mom....only Mom has to write 6 facts about Marshall on the Adams blog.

1) I am a Drama Queen. When I was little, if I got upset it was the end of the world. Or if someone got hurt (even if they just fell over and didn't even get bruised), I felt it was my my duty, to rush to their aid! And you know...I thought I had grown out of it....until one day I was talkin to mike. He said something about wanting to do something on his day off...which meant I didn't get to plan anything for us to do that day. I heaved the most enormous sigh, rolled my eyes to high heaven, and flopped...or rather, flung... myself on top of my bed. And I wasn't trying to make a show either. I did it out of the most sincere seriousness I had in me. That was the way I felt, and I'd be dashed if I couldn't portray it!

2) I'm a hopeless romantic. The first whole year of our marriage I tried to hint to Michael that I wanted him to buy me flowers. Only I suppose my hints were really crappy...or my husband was daft. I think it's just that my hints were not NEARLY good enough. As a wife, secretly you want you husband to just get into your head and know what you want. I'd say things like, "I'm not having a good day. I just need a pick me up." Or I'd look at our table and say, "It just needs SOMETHING on it. Maybe some COLOR of some sort to it" And I'm sure a lot of you have heard my salami story. (if not I'll save it for another post). But now I've realized If I want all those silly romantic gestures...I have to tell mike exactly what I want. For Example, we were eating our dinner by candle light (which I had prompted "When I get back into the living room I want something romantic done with dinner."), and during dinner I said something to the effect of, "Oh! I know what you and Corey should do!" Corey being the guy he carpools with, "This week you two should get together and make something for you wifes. I bet they would love that!" (Big cheesy grin)

3) I like to make presentations. Anything I do for fun has to be done a certain way. And It has to look good. Well I guess this one should actually be I like getting complements. Actually I LIVE for complements. One of the best things is getting complements on stuff that is so obsurd. "Wow Marisa, the way you reached for the peanut butter out of the cupboard was so graceful!" (maybe thats why I like watching anne of green gables so much, cause I feel like I can relate to Anne)

4) I like to pretend I know what I'm talking about. If someone asks me a question and I know anything REMOTELY about it, I'll try and come up with the best anser I can and see if I can fudge good enough for people to believe me. Or like when I'm watching football. I still don't know everything about the game. I just sit by people who are really loud and cheer when they cheer and get terribly upset when they do the same. It's quite fun actually. :D

5) I have no reservations. Last time I went shopping at target the security guard was asking people what their favorite song was. And if they would sing it. Of course no one would and they all gave the guy funny looks. I on the other hand was waiting for him to ask me. I was ready with a song that had been stuck in my head (ease on down the road, from The Wiz), and I was ready to sing it as I skipped on my way out of target...but I didn't ever get asked. It actually kind of ruined my day. (which just goes to prove no. 1)

6) I absolutely LOVE to talk. I seriously didn't think this post was going to be NEAR this long. It happens all the time though. Even If I have nothing to say, I'll make something up just so I can get my two cents in. Mike has fallen asleep COUNTLESS times at night when I go off rambling. I'm like a can of Pringles, "Once you pop the fun don't stop!"

Friday, October 3, 2008

Unlikely Places to Sleep

Gavin isn't quite old enough to sleep in the room with the older boys, but he sleeps through the night so there is no reason for him to be in our bed. But our room is to small for his crib, so he sleeps on the floor next to our bed. So a few days ago we went to bed, as is normal, at night time. Gavin sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night so why should this night be so different. Well...when he started crying I groggily get up out of bed and in the dark of my room bend down to the place where he sleeps to pick him up. Only to my surprise...he wasn't there. I could still hear him, but to a very tired person it's really hard to concentrate. I couldn't, for the life of me, while I was tired, find where my baby was. Then as I woke up a little more I realized that the crying was coming from under my bed.

Gavin, in his sleep had wiggled out of his blanket and turned to our bed, and was now under it right about in the center of the bed. So I reach under the bed and grab his foot to pull him out. I was laughing so hard that I woke up Mike, "what are you laughing about?" I proceed to get Gavin unstuck as I explain to Mike what I'm doing. We stick our cold little kid-cicle under the covers and laugh ourselves to sleep.