Monthly Archives: February 2010

Wonderful day all around.

Today I did my chores as usual. Clean my room, bathroom, and vacuum the house. Then I showered and got ready to go get Ikpeaku for a girl’s day. I had to pick her up from the stake center because she was at the stake young women’s basketball tournament. I went early because I heard white oak was playing tomball, so I wanted to go see Sarah play. But right when I walked in, Sarah was taken out of the game and the game ended 2 minutes later. And I didn’t even get to see Lauren play, either!!! SAD. After I said hi to Jenn Nix, I went and said hi to white oak ladies and then went up on the stage and sat with Sister Sears and Julie Bishop. But mainly to say hi to little Bailey! But Bailey was tired. Oh, white oak ended up winning…so they had to stay and play the championship game against Lakewood. Anyways, I was sitting there eating my mandarin oranges out of my red cup, and I was talking to Lauren. And then I saw Sarah standing in the corner with  her friend so I went and said hi and asked when they were leaving. They said they were waiting for Sister Nix to take them home. Knowing Jenn would probably be a while, I offered to take them home! Because I love Sarah! And I got to meet her friend Paige, who is on her basketball team, so it turns out I’ve seen her before when I have gone to Sarah’s games!

So I took Sarah and Paige home, and then went back to the church to watch the rest of the game. I ended up taking pictures for Julie because Bailey had fallen asleep on her =) I love taking pictures! White Oak won the game….White Oak ward is the 2010 Cypress Texas Stake Young Women’s Basketball Champion!!!!!!! Woot Woot!!!

So then Ikpeaku and I left and went to see Avatar! I FINALLY GOT TO SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! And the projector didn’t break this time. And we didn’t change our mind this time. And I actually got to see the movie! It was really good. We were there early so we walked around the theater for a while…and got popcorn and i got a bottle of juice and Ikpeaku had her Gatorade from the game. When we sat down for the movie, of course I was so excited to finally see it. Now, it’s a three-hour movie…..and I had juice…and I was thirsty…so I drank it within the first hour. So halfway through the movie I had to pee…really bad…..DANG IT! But I tried my darndest to hold it in…but when you gotta pee like a racehorse it’s hard to watch a movie! Somehow, though, I was able to do it. And as soon as the movie was over we raced to the bathroom….which is a whole other story…

So I’m washing my hands in the bathroom and there’s a girl next to me (nothing out of the ordinary). She turns to me and….

Her: Can I ask you a question?
Me: Of course!
Her: Do you always dress like that?
Me: YES! I wear different colors every day. Today is pink and red day, so I’m wearing pink and red obviously. Each day is a different color.
Her: Really?
Me: yeah!
Her: I have another question…
Me: What?
Her: Can I take a picture of you?
Me: Of course! But only if I can get a picture with you on my camera afterwards!
Her: ….okay…..
(so here she gets out her phone and takes a picture of my whole outfit)
(then I get out my camera and turn to some random lady who’s been watching this whole thing happen and…)
Me: Will you take a picture of us?
Random Lady: Sure!
Me: Thanks!
(then some little girl walks up)
Little Girl: Can I be in the picture too?
Her: This is my sister. Do you mind if she’s in the picture?
Me: Not at all! come on! The more the merrier!
(*snap* the picture is taken)
Her: Thanks!
Me: You’re welcome!

Here’s the picture…….

Okay so then we left and went to Imaginations to paint…we were about to start painting when Bill called and said I had to come home at 6:30 because Sheila had a surprise for me. It was like 5:45 when he called, so we decided to go see the surprise and then come back and paint. SO when we got to my house I was led upstairs….and there was a note on my door… I read it…and tried to hold back my tears…then I opened my door and MY ROOM WAS ALL SO AMAZING!!!!!!!! Happy early birthday to me! But then they had me look at my bathroom…and once again…amazing!!!!!!!!!! Then they brought me back into my room and when i walked further in…I was basically balling!

Here’s some pics…

click on them to see them bigger….


So what you need to do is come over to my house and see my amazing room and “ooh” and “aah” at it with me. And then be amazed with me. And then we can make cookies and eat them! And then look at my room more!

I am SO HAPPY. Mama Sheila, Mama Terry, Raspbana, and BF2 are amazing. They helped with my room…and I absolutely love it. And them. I am really having a hard time writing this blog post because I can’t think of words to express how I feel (which is a problem I’m working on…expressing my feelings….my therapist is helping me with that! lol it’s true!). BUT in this case, I seriously believe that WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW I FEEL. But this is as close as I can get (this is what I texted to Raspbana, BF2, and Mama Terry) “Thank you so so so so much! Times infinity!! I want to hug you FOREVER and cry happy tears in your shoulder! My room is amazingly amazing! Like you!!” And that’s seriously the closest I can get to describing how amazing I feel!!!!!!!!


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Apple Crisp

(HEY-IT’S LUKE-FRIENDLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(except for the ice cream…..don’t give Luke any of the ice cream!)

Here’s what you’ll need…..

5 cups tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (about 12 apples)

2/3 cup sugar

3 Tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 ½ cups brown sugar

1 cup butter, melted

1 ¾ cups flour

2 cups quick oats

Vanilla ice cream


Here’s what you’ll do…..

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Place sliced apples in a 13×9 glass baking dish
  3. In small bowl, mix together sugar, 3 Tablespoons flour, and cinnamon
  4. Sprinkle over apples
  5. In large bowl, mix together brown sugar, butter,  1 ¾ cups flour, and quick oats until crumbly
  6. Sprinkle over apples in baking dish, pressing down to work crumb mixture into apples (dish will be very full)
  7. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until apples are tender, mixture is bubbly, and topping is browned
  8. Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving
  9. Serve with ice cream

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Today’s post will be quick. I’m checking out early because I don’t feel well….again…and with Danielle out of town I REALLY can’t afford to be sick! Today I didn’t feel so hot, and it just kept getting worse… I canceled my evening (sorry Shell…we can cook next week!), and I’m going to bed early. Good night.


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Nice Kids

I like nice kids. Today, Lucas and I were playing at the park. Usually we’re the only 2 people there, but this time there were more! Anyways…there were these two boys wrestling in the rocks…one was about 6 and the other about 2. And there was also a girl, probably about 7. And there were 2 moms and a little boy a bit younger than Luke. Anywho….so Lucas saw the boys wrestling in the rocks, and he just stood there and watched. Then he laid down in the rocks away from them and rolled around…and then got up and watched them again. And then rolled around again. And then got up and got two handfuls of rocks and threw them at the boys. The boys were startled and I apologized for Lucas and the older boy said “It’s okay. I know he didn’t mean it. I have a little brother just like that. He’s over there.”

ISN’T THAT AWESOME! What a nice kid!! Then he and his sister played with Lucas and I….it was so great =)

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Lunch with “Lora”

We had our ritual Chick-Fil-A lunch with Ms. Hollister today! But this time her truck was in the shop, so we picked her up. Anyways…here’s some of what happened…****She’s married now and her name will soon be officially changed to “Mrs. Clay”…but she said it’s about time I start calling her “Lora”, so I’m going to try my darndest. It’ll just be weird.****Lucas BIT his fork in half. We laughed our heads off and poor Lukie was confused out of his mind.****Clara said “mommy’s gonna be a teacher…and then we’re gonna be rich!”.****Lora (weird) got out her phone and I said “it’s pretty!” and then she showed it to Lucas and he reached for it and she let him touch it. Then I said “it’s pretty AND dirty!” And then she let him hold it. And I said “bad idea” and she was like “oh yeah” and so she tried to take it back from him and i said “good luck!” and she was like “yeah, you can tell I haven’t been around kids lately”…it was funny.****Clara was looking at the advertisement display on the table, and was confused because it said “Cowgratulations” and we explained that Chick-Fil-A uses cows to advertise and we explained why. Then she decided that we all needed cow names…So here’s what we got…Natalie is “Cow-alie”….Lucas is “Cow-cas”…Clara is “Cow-ra”…Chloe is “Cow-oe”…and Ms. Hollister is “Ms. Cow-lister”…but it gets better…Clara was talking and she said “Well Ms. HhhHhhCowlister didn’t [something]”…and that’s the name that stuck….so Ms. Hollister is now “Ms. HhhHhhCowlister”….****when we were in my car, I opened the glove compartment to get out a pen, and Lora saw that I had a ton of stuff in there…and she told me that I have a “very mom car”…could it be the pen? the small notebook? the chapstick? the cheetos? the gum? the first aid kit? the deposit slips? the bank lollipops? the phone charger? the tissues? the wet wipes? the many other things? lol yes I’d say I DO have a “very mom car”…I just never called it that, haha!


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Lauren’s Bridal Shower

Today was a good day! My lesson in Relief Society went wonderfully. The topic was “Jesus Christ, our Chosen Leader and Savior”

And this afternoon I made Lauren’s gift for her shower! I bought a very nice frame from Hobby Lobby, then I SMASHED IT WITH A HAMMER!! Well, sorta. I aged it…by hitting it with things and sanding it. Then I decorated the matte (spelling?) with dark red and teal. I put three of their engagement photos in it….MAN! It doesn’t sound very impressive when I’m trying to explain it…..but I am very proud of it because I think it looked AMAZING! After I wrapped it up, I realized that I’d forgotten to get a picture of it…..dang it!

I did have a lot of fun at her shower, though. I had a little mini-reunion with some people from Ridge…namely Carmen Luz, Renee, and Carol. When I drove up, I parked in front of another Jetta…and when I got out I saw that Renee had just gotten out of it! She said she figured it was me because of the flamingos on the car…..and it was cool because Carmen Luz parked right in front of me…talk about perfect timing!


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I got a phone call from a wonderful friend today…Courtney McDonough! I was surprised when I heard my ringtone (the BYU fight song) blaring…because who ever calls me? But then I was SO EXCITED to see a picture of Courtney when I looked at my phone… I HAD to answer it!!! I’m going to have to call her back tomorrow because I couldn’t talk at the time…..but oh how I love Court!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh by the way….this is us 2 years ago…..

Haha I just realized that that picture was taken on my bed! Why was Courtney eating her food on my bed? Oh wait…that’s probably because she was getting me back for always laying on HER bed just for the heck of it.

And here’s another one….well…this one is just her…but that’s okay…..she’s awesome! I mean ballin…she’s ballin…

And here’s what happened with the next one..

Chloe: Hi Courtney!

Courtney: Chloe! Get out of my face!

Chloe: FINE!

I’m sure that Courtney is going to LOVE these pictures… 😉

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