Thursday, February 26, 2009

We Go to Stores for Fun Sometimes

The sisters wandering through Cabela's to see the "aminals."  I think Choobs is so lucky to have TWO older sisters!  I always wanted at least ONE.

Raleigh commented, "If I was going to be an aminal, I wouldn't want to be the half-kind," pointing to the mounted trophies on the walls.  Yeah, I bet those guys don't like being the half kind either.
I like Cabela's better than the zoo, I think.  Yeah, I'm pretty positive.  Not a big fan of the zoo.  I can make myself have fun at the zoo, but it's not natural - if you've seen me at the zoo having fun, I am probably bluffing.  But if you've seen me at Cabela's having fun, it's because I am.  If this video would ever finish loading, I would stop rambling.
Here is Kensington enjoying the fish in the stream.  She is such an animal-lover - that's why we went to Cabela's in the first place.  Her reactions are priceless!  She was cute in this video, but the best is when we are in the grocery store and walk past the giant swordfish hanging over the seafood section.  (Which, by the way, is the only time you will see me purposely walk past the seafood section.)  She is in love with that swordfish, screaming and pointing at it the moment it comes into view.

Okay, here is another random thought while I am waiting for my video to load.  (I could be here all night.)  I've been a little grossed out by meat lately.  It kind of comes and goes for me; I'll go through phases of vowing to become a vegetarian, but then we'll drive by a burger joint and my mouth will start watering.  But the whole meat-prep thing really gets to me.  

Whenever I buy meat, I come home and freeze it as fast as I can; I do much better with frozen meat.  Sorry, I hope this isn't too gross.  But do you ever get grossed out by eating a ham sandwich?  I can barely stomach it sometimes!  Wow.  Be glad my video just popped up because this paragraph was about to get really nauseating.  But this is the final question: do you ever see a cow, chicken, or pig, and say, "Wow!  I am hungry!"?  Sick, huh?  And how, exactly, did I get on this subject?  

No, we did not get hungry at Cabela's.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Poem about Blueberries

No more bloobers 
For the Choobers!
Her diaper did turn black.

When Mama took
It off her bum
She had a heart attack!

So rub-a-dub
Into the tub
To soak and suds and bathe her.

She cannot talk
But if she did
My Choobers would say, "Thank you!"


One of the funnest times I've had so far this year was spending a day with my BFF-LYLAS-friend "JT Tolsma" Saville!!  She was in town for her brother-in-law's wedding, so we got to spend some time together.  It was just like old times when I met her down at the Park 'n Ride and picked her up.  Only this time it wasn't on a golf cart or in the old Blue Beast (what was that car called, anyway??)  

I was sans-kiddos/spouse, and she was sans-husband, so we had a crazy good time!  "Crazy" because when the two of us are together, we get pretty crazy, and "good time" because it we got to hang out and do a bunch of nothing together!  

Here is the only video or picture I have of the whole event - it is her son Tyler "hiding" from us.  My favorite part (besides cute Tyler) is the look on the guy's face sitting behind Tyler.  Those are the kind of looks that Jenny and I have gotten our whole lives of knowing each other and being together.  Pretty classic.

Two Little Elves at Work

These are some pictures of our little Madeline and her BFF Jensen doing a little sewing together.  I drew simple shapes on pieces of paper, unthreaded the machine, and taught them how to use the presser foot, manual turny-thingy, and the reverse button.  This is how my mom taught me when I was young.  They used the low gear to prevent possible (probable) finger-injuries.  Madeline was thrilled to show off her new skills to whoever came to our door!  

I love the look of concentration on both of their faces!

Madeline is pretty much in love with Jensen, can you tell??

Cute kids.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day at Our House

I have been a bit under the weather (hence, a lack of blogging), but I didn't let it stop me from creating some Valentine's LOVE at our house.  This is what Dallas found in the freezer after work on Friday night:

We celebrated at dinner together and enjoyed heart-shaped pizza and little treats on our plates:

We got a kick out of watching Kensington eye all of the sweet stuff on her plate, dig in, and then fade into a sugar-induced-zombie-state:

Then there was sweet Raleigh who enjoyed her treats and brand new clip-on earrings.  (She's modeling them here.)  And she made this for us at school:

Madeline LOVES her new earrings, too.  And here is what she made at school for us:

Dallas induced ME into a sugar-induced-zombie-state with Lindt White Chocolate Truffles and roses.  I didn't eat the flowers, but the chocolate, on the other hand, is to die for.  Happy Valentine's Day to all!  We send our love.

Friday, February 13, 2009


I don't know what to say about this CHEESY photo from last summer except that it comes from a result of being tagged.  
Go to your pictures.
Pull up the 6th file.
Find the 6th picture.
Post it.
Blog about it.  
Tag 6 people.

I tag: Jay TEE, Becky Bergquist (he he), Trina, Amanda, Lindsey, and Shayla!
(Don't you love/hate these things?)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Choobers' Sweet Moves

This is kind of a long video, but if I had taped this in its entirety, it would've been twenty minutes.  (Pardon the sermon going on in the background- we were home sick from church, watching the BYU channel.)  If you can make it through the whole video, you can see some pretty sweet under-the-leg moves.  Maybe she's going to be into basketball???