Friday, September 12, 2008

Funny how things can turn on you ~

Okay - So my dear better half that I raved so hopelessly about in my last post, kindly suggested that our van problems would be solved if I didn't let the kids eat in the car. I explained that while this looks good on paper it just isn't practical. He boasted that he rarely lets them eat in his truck. I gently reminded him that our delightful offspring spend about twenty times the amount of time in the van as they do in his truck, and that his truck is newer, and that he does give in some of the time so it's all relative anyway. He then sweetly noted that he "bets that most of my friends don't let their kids eat in their cars". So please weigh in friends. I have a poll to the right. I would like to know if I stand alone as a negligent mother of slothful children. Or do you also have a three course meal hidden between the seats in your automobile ?

Our Daddy is our HERO !!!

For those of you who don't know ~ we have one of those 10 year old, falling apart vans that epitomize LDS families (unless you're talking to the teenager at our house who thinks EVERYONE has an SUV except her family). At this point, it runs great, it's completely trustworthy, and I can park just about anywhere. However, even though it does have two sliding doors, one of them had been broken for over a year. Well, about a week ago the other one finally gave up as well, (I'm beginning to learn that this is a common Toyota problem, John however, believes that it is a "soda spilled into the sliding door molding, causing the door to stick putting undo stress on the handle" problem. - Unfortunately, and you know I rarely admit this, I think he is probably right.) This most recent event caused the van to be a traveling death trap, as once the doors were broken from the outside, they were "unopenable" (No, I'm not sure that is a real word) from the inside. Well, John found the parts on a Toyota website and yesterday he fixed BOTH doors. YEA JOHN!!! We all stood there, like Tom Hanks in "Castaway" turning the light switch on and off, just opening the door and shutting it over and over again, like it was some kind of miracle. I think we were all truly amazed (including John) that 1) the doors could be fixed and 2)it didn't take an act of congress and a ward fast to get it done. John said that it was actually pretty easy. But we'll just credit that to his superior "fix it" skills. At any rate, the doors are fixed, the van is safe again. If we could get that new belt to stop screaching everytime we start it up, Natalie might actually start riding with us again.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Welcome to your psychic friend's blog !

Okay - so yesterday Nate had scouts and our wonderful scout leaders are great about encouraging the boys to come in full uniform which I TRULY believe in and appreciate. HOWEVER, being a little frazzled and a lot unorganized, I had no idea where his shirt was. I looked everywhere I could think of but didn't find it in time for scouts. I felt like a super loser mom but - It is what it is right? Well - I must have felt really bad because I dreamt about it last night. I was looking everywhere for the shirt and finally just dumped out Heather's "dress-up" tote in her closet. There it was . . . in my dream. I remembered the dream this morning but thought very little of it because that tote has been emptied and refilled all summer and Nate hasn't worn his scout shirt all summer. But, this afternoon my curiosity go the best of me and low and behold, a very wrinkly scout shirt was smooshed into the bottom of the tote. I will never disregard my dreams again ! Tonite I'm going to try to dream about how to fix our big screen tv. Who knows, maybe it will come to me and save me the $450 repair bill. I'll be taking requests for a small fee !

Does it help . . . .

if I tell you that the Lake is later called "Camp Green Lake" and that there is not any water in it. It's just a big "hole"

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Getting a jump on tomorrow !

Natalie's Favorite . . .
" The duck might swim on the lake, but my Daddy OWNS the lake."

Hello McFly !!!

1985 was the year that we all went "Back to the Future". What a great trilogy !

Flash Back to 198? . . . .

Here's another one from John ~
"Lorraine, my density has bought me to you"

Monday, September 8, 2008

God Bless Kurt !

This is only a high school play (it's all I could find with just this scene) But it's still fun. You'll have to watch the first 2.5 minutes to get the line.

OK - How about an easy one ?

I forgot the other boy. Oh, what's his name. Oh, well, God bless What's-his-name

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