Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My kids are scattered

Since it is spring break and schools are out for the first part of this week my children are scattered. My oldest son is in Fayetteville with Neal, Amber, Justen and cousins, Princess is at my moms house, across town, and Link is with his dad and mom, his school is still open. Each time I talk with one of the two older kids I expect to hear words of love and even a little misery at being away from me. Do I get this? NO! Instead I get to hear about how they are having the most fun ever and that they LOVE being at these various places. Princess has even taken to bragging to her little brother about how he still has to go to school while she hangs out all day at her Amma's house playing. Is it too much to ask that a mother's children to at least pretend to be unhappy when they speak to her? To be honest, I am so happy that I have family that loves my children and takes them when we are unable to watch them. If I thought for a moment that my kids were not happy they would not be in those homes. We are blessed with such great families. Now, I will just have to step up my game for the days of spring break I am off!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Desilu: A-Z

So I took this from my friend Brent's blog and thought it was fun so here you go. This is me a-z

A - Z
(A) Age: 30 but I tell others that I am 26
(B) Bed Size: 3/4 of a Queen (mike gets 1/4)
(C) Chore You Hate: sweeping and mopping
(D) Dogs? One not so smart big dog
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: snooze button
(F) Favorite Color: hot pink
(G) Gold or Silver? Silver
(H) Height: 5'6"
(I) Instruments You Play: a few
(J) Job Title: Buyer
(K) Kids: 3
(L) Live: Arkansas
(M) Mom's Name: Gwen or Amma
(N) Nicknames: Desilu, mom, Des, Baby Girl.... I could go on but some are for the bedroom only.
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? a few
(P) Pet Peeve: Spontaneity
(Q) Quote from a Movie: Hello, Gorgeous. (funny girl, I say it every time I look in a mirror
(R) Right or Left Handed? Left, and I resent living in a handist world.
(S) Siblings: Three
(T) Time You Wake Up? 5am
(U) Underwear: Most of the time
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: Broccoli, um yuck.
(W) What Makes You Run Late: My husband and or kids
(X) X-Rays You've Had Done: teeth, leg and hand
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: not the healthy kind
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: those fish, you know the orange and white ones that you can feed.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Taking care of the girls

So I have recently lost some weight and noticed that my bras no longer fit. This is funny because my bras never fit well. Anyways, I saw an article the other day about how most women do not wear the correct bra size or type. So, I packed it over to the bra store and got fitted for my new bras and was suprised.

First of all my band size was smaller so I am now a 44 DDD instead of a 46? ( I always got them smaller to push them together more) and I learned that my breast tissue is shallow (I carry it more in the bottom than the top) so I should wear Demi cups for the best fit. It was very interesting and I was comforted that I still have breasts. I have already told my husband that if my boobs are ever below a D we might start talking implants. I just like my breasts and think that they look great on me and I would be sad to see them go. My butt on the other hand can take a huge flying leap off of a cliff and I would throw a little party.

I hope that all of my female readers go and get fitted for a correct bra and that my male readers don't die from the image of my boob sling. Have a great DST/monday!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Family Temple Day 2011

We had our annual family temple day in Memphis this weekend. It was so great to actually get to take the kids to see the temple and then have someone to watch them while mike and I went in. For any one that doesn't remember I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and we have Churches that we visit weekly and we have very sacred and holy temples that we visit. (For more information on either the church or the temples click on the links) The closest one for us is Memphis, TN. Princess has been looking forward to it for a month and the boys were excited too.

We stopped off before we got there to partake in some traditional Memphis dry rub BBQ. We stopped off at the much praised Rendezvous. The atmosphere was great, the service was great and the alley entrance was great. The food, however, was not. For those of you that like vinegar in your coleslaw and as the marinade for the meat you might like it but we did not. It was OK and I am glad we tried it but we will not be back. Next time I am in Memphis (my Birthday!) we will be eating at the melting pot. Our best friends Ed and Aria have nothing but great things to say about the place and we love some fondue, so we are very excited.

Overall, we just had a wonderful family weekend. We are continuing it by having a mardi gras party for Family Home Evening. We are eating red beans and rice, corn bread, kings cake and watching the princess and the frog after Mike gives a long winded, I mean great explanation about why that tradition was started and what it really represents for other faiths. We will not teach the kids how they get beads in the big easy!!!!

Have a great week!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Busy as a hive of bees

That's us. We are a family of busy bees. Here is our schedule this spring

Sunday: Church and other church meetings
Monday: Baseball, FHE
Tuesday: Chess, Night Classes, Baseball
Wednesday: Church, Night Classes
Thursday: Gymnastics, baseball
Friday: Baseball
Saturday: Baseball, Golf, and death from exhaustion

These are only our permanent activities and do not include random responsibilities. Sigh. No wonder this mom is dead tired. I also workout for 30-40 minutes a day, cook dinner, clean, and do all the other duties of a mother and wife. Enough about me time for some updates.

Mike- He is still rocking it through the semester and I think he is starting to get used to all the research and homework. I worry about him getting enough rest and I am trying to find ways to give him more "Quiet" Study time. So hard with 3 kids.

Me- Still me

Beau- He won his Book character day contest at school by dressing as Edmund Pevensie from LW&W and was pretty proud of himself. He is excited about golf and baseball starting too.

Princess- is still loving her Manastics and has learned how to spell her name. She has also learned about attitudes. Heaven help me!

Link- It is hard to believe that only a month ago we went hard core into potty training him. He is doing great and I am still amazed at how much he has accomplished in the two years we have loved him.

This is our family and we are busy but full of love and laughter. I hope all of you are doing well too.
~Des