Monday, December 15, 2008

The Hamiltons

The Hamiltons just got back from Cabo San Lucas, and while they were away I looked after Pebbels and Hercules. When they got back they brought me a treat! I say treat but it is not edible, it is quite possibly the most expensive perfume I have ever owned:D

Granted this picture is of the Men's and mine is for women:D I am excited about it, I do like to wear perfume and Mom Hamilton picked a light scent which I will actually be able to wear! I laughed when we got in the car because I wondered if Mom might think that I smell:D Brian laughed outloud when I told him, and he said she just likes me to feel appreciated! Well it worked! Thanks MOM!

He has the...

Head of a Lamoreaux! We went to the Doctor today for a well check and found he is slowing down in growth, well except his head. Everything else is back on the charts around the 90th% even but the head.... Still greater than 100%th! What can I say it runs in his genes!

Merry Christmas to me:D

Let me preface this with this statement, I left my camera in Anna, its about an hour drive north of where we live, I left it at my Mother in laws, so I will have to upload the pictures later!

With that said, the one fantastic thing that happened last week.... My Elliptical came:D YAY the sad fact though is that it said you needed two people to put it together, I had been asking Brian to help me, and he kept saying that is a you and Hope thing, so finally I got fed up and put it together myself, its a lot longer process when just one person is working on it and you have tiny hands that think they need to help:D So I am still waiting to put it all the way together, but today when Leland goes down for a nap I will finish it up, I just have to put the base on and the place where you put your feets:D I am so excited....

For those of you that don't know, I got on the scale the other day and realized I had hit 250 ish, I am not sharing ALL the details, and I realized its time to take action, not to look hot for Brian, or to make other people happy with my appearance, but if I want to be healthy for my kids, to run and play with them, I have got to drop at least 80 pounds. So I thought of a solution, there was no way I would be able to save the cash fast enough, so I emailed my Pops, and told him all about the payment plan I had worked out. He emailed back with his payment plan, I lose weight and keep it off for six months, so the deal is 50 pounds have to come off and stay off for six months or I pay him back the money in unlost weight! I am first and foremost grateful for a Dad who loves me enough, and can see my desire to get healthy and shed some pounds, and be willing to make it happen. Secondly I am just grateful that the Lord gave me such a wonderful Dad, and the love that he has for me no matter what size or weight I tip the scales at! Thanks Dad for an amazing gift I can tell you it will be well used! I will post pictures of the Elliptical later, granted I will not post them of me using it!:D

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This week has been rough

without going into details, we need to find a new bank, Leland has a cold and both Brian and I aren't feeling "great" there are a few things though that have totally perked me up this week/today. One is my fabulous sister Ame, Love you! Another is this song Thanks Em for adding it to your play list so I could find it!

I have been trying to figure out what it was called and who sang it for weeks now, I am not sure why I love this song so much it does not fit with my faves but it makes me smile none the less, and of course this picture that is on our desktop

and of course one of my all time favorite movies that I watched tonight after feeling so tired of everything "Much Ado About Nothing" I LOVE this movie, and it never fails to lift the spirits, with that said I think I am off to bed!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Life

is just plain hard, I was reading a friends blog about how Christmas isn't her favorite and I can relate, growing up Christmas was great! Wonderful! Fun and most of all enjoyable! Growing up stinks:D Now I have to worry about presents and decorations and making sure I check the lists! But I have to admit, I have a new view of Christmas as I watch Leland stare at the lights while his diaper is getting changed, or as he undecorates the tree. Its fun to watch the childhood wonder he has for it all. And even funner to watch it when he gets together with Eli and the clan! Eli and Leland are going to be great friends when they get a little older, just like Michael and Caleb are:D Its fun to watch as Brian sits by the wrapped presents and tries to guess what is in what, and sneak peaks when he thinks I am not looking (I am way ahead of him, and they all get wrapped in different boxes, so even if he does sneak a peak he will be getting things like goldfish and so forth:)) He is worse than Leland. So while growing up is hard, it can be fun to, you just have to look for it:D Something I am getting a little better at each week, it comes slowly to me! But my friends I have a delivery coming this Wednesday that is going to make life a lot more likable! You will have to come back to see what it is:D! And now Leland is awake and i don't know why, better go check on him!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

ZOO


Brian's Step sister Danielle was in town this last week and yesterday we got to go to the Zoo with her. Both Brian Sr and Cindy had to go to work so we offered to get Danielle out and about for a while. We had a good time, but Brian Jr. was crushed we didn't get to feed the birds, he claims I PROMISED him that it would happen, he is worse than our 1 year old that just likes to get out of the stroller every once and a while to walk!

I didn't take a whole bunch of pictures, I think Danielle might have more but at the moment I am just not too concerned! We had a great time and we did at least get to see the birds.

THE CLIMBING!


Has gotten worse! He likes to accost our Christmas tree so I put a box in front of it, I thought that would keep him out of it, only he discovered how to get in it, its a pretty tall box so I would be lying if I said I wasn't impressed!

This my friends....


is the epitome of "the perfect nap" he is still not quite awake, but was awake enough to pull crocodile tears till I went and got him. I love his hair and his stunned look!

He has just enough energy to eat his chicken:D

Mark the Moose

videoA few years back Sandra (my mom's best friend from college, and my name sake, yes I realize that my name isn't Sandra, but her middle name is also Dee, which is where mine comes from, and her Dads name is Dee) anyway she sent all the married couples with kids this little moose, when I got married and needed some decorations, Amy offered me this noisey guy, he has been loved at our house thus far as you can see, although he was dropped and I am not sure if he is working quite right anymore, this makes Leland sad, and I will have to investigate it more at a later date when I am not singing I'm mark the moose and i'm spreading christmas joy, over and over again in my head!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Our Festivities

Brian Leland and I got to go to Amy's this year for Thanksgiving. She kept telling me how they don't do anything super fun, and its laid back, sounded good to me! So we packed our bags (Yes we only live 20 minutes away, but I like sleepovers) and went up Wednesday, that is Brian came up after work (tired and worn out, Costco had run out of turkeys AND hams two days earlier and he had a rough day) and I got picked up that morning, we went to Parkland, its a hospital here in Dallas, Amy got the idea to make hats for babies and cancer patients and to donate them to a hospital that needed them (we had help coming up with the idea as the last two years, now three, we go to Jo Ann's at the butt crack, I mean at 6am in the morning for the flannel deal, and we met a mother and daughter team who do up to 150 baby blankets for the same hospital.) Anyway we drove down to Parkland, and donated the hats, it was a great experience but you learn what it really means to be wanting of a warm meal or hat or coat or blanket when you go somewhere that treats most of the poverty stricken people in the area. Grateful for my warm home and warm clothes and my wonderful family who offers to help when it seems like there won't be enough, I left with a great feeling. The boys did great and were so proud to be able to help. Amy counted 90 hats, that's enough hats for two days worth of babies being born there! Yes folks that hospital sees a LOT of action, 40-45 babies a DAY! Not to mention their outpatient clinic sees 2000 people a day! I didn't know that was possible! Then we headed back to my place for doughnuts and soda (hey they are boys, not very picky:)) Then Amy and I cooked that evening, and as always things got a little goofy! We had very buttery succotash, because I was CERTAIN that it was supposed to be a whole cube, I was wrong, but it was GOOD! Amy made our Cheesy potatoes that bring back memories of Grandma's house! Then the next morning we experienced Amy's CURSE of Thanksgiving! Poor Ame! She seems to have bad luck with meat on Thanksgiving! Even when I cooked her turkey last year ours (we were headed to my in laws with it) came out perfect and hers was still undercooked! Followed by a talent show, where Mike insisted that everyone participate, Brian and I were not thrilled but since we were the guests we submitted to the experience, maybe I will have Amy send me the videos, although the one of me is off limits as I look ginormous, but Brian's is on Amy's blog (Lelbaronland) It is VERY entertaining, maybe I will post the one of me, maybe not:D Thanks Ame for hosting a fun and memorable thanksgiving! We had a blast! I may be back for left overs:D

New Place

Well sort of, we have lived there before:D and we aren't moving till February. But its true we are moving back to The Park on Preston. Our main qualms there were the office staff and the fact that you could smell questionable substances throughout the whole apartment complex. Also the fact that we lived on the 3rd floor, that tends to ruin my liking rating for that apartment complex, but recently after talking about what we were going to do we decided to pray about moving back, I knew the office staff had been changed out, but I am sure there are still druggies living there, after all it is the cheapest apartment complex out there:D But really after living here, where the tenants start drinking in public at 8 in the morning, and it smells constantly of dog pooh and listening to my neighbors free styling out front at 3 am I am feeling good about the move. Not to mention we got a 2 bedroom 1 bath for only $30 dollars more, and get ready for this.... ITS ON THE FIRST FLOOR! Yes I am so excited to make the move to first floor. We are also moving into the building that two years ago had a fire so everything is newer than it would be if we were moving into a different building. Two down sides, we had to pay the deposit and the application fee, which cost 240 up front, this is bad because it is coming out of what we call our "rent" check, that means that $587 goes to our current apartment complex, and the bills that fall due are usually paid before that "rent" check comes in so we aren't living "totally" stressed out. But alas we are TIGHT now for two weeks:( and Brian somehow talked me out of the 2 bed 2 bath that I wanted that was only $660 a month. But he is right, it will save us something like $550 a year to only have one bathroom and I can see the value in that:D Anyway we are super excited minus the stress that is coming from it!

Thanksgiving

We have so much to be Thankful for this year! I am grateful to be close to family, to have wonderful family and to be able to enjoy my family! I am glad to have a healthy and happy baby, who loves his family and his cousins so much! Its so fun to watch! I am so thankful for the teachings of the Gospel and for a husband who reminds me that we need to read together every morning, even if he gets to keep his eyes closed:D I am grateful for those who came before me that made everything possible. I am thankful for the troops who protect us and continue to protect us, and also to their families who support them and live without them so that they can fulfill their duty. For the strength that can be gained through prayer and for the blessings that can come from living the way we are supposed to. I am thankful for my wonderful friends who listen to me whine and boo hoo about life. And mostly thankful for my little family, and the big family that I came from who love and support me through thick and thin! And a lot of thankful for a Dad who is willing to help me get healthy again!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas Pictures





We went today to take Christmas pictures! I think we will send out the one of just Leland in the Igloo! It was just too cute:D Thanks Hopie! As always you do a wonderful job! I am so spoiled to have you so close and that you love to take my picture:D LOL!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Showers

Are seriously Lelands next favorite thing to baths. He gets a shower probably 5 days out of the 7 and for the last week he has figured out how to buy more time in the shower, the parent, whichever is in the shower with him, picks him up to hand him out, and he has discovered that if he pulls on the shower curtain to try and shut it he gets laughs and to stay in a bit longer. Sad that he knows how to work us so well:D

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Allergic Reaction

I had my first allergic reaction that I remember ever, and I now have a bruise under my eye, because before I realized what was going on (in my dark car) I kept pressing the bump under my eye! Its not a bad bruise and actually just looks like I haven't been sleeping well, but poor Brian keeps saying it looks like I beat you. Which of course makes me smile, as anyone who really knows me, knows that if he laid a hand on me, he would in fact be black and blue not me:D Anyway I am chalking it up to the snickerdoodles that I made last night. Don't know what caused it, as I can eat everything that goes into those cookies, but yeah its been an interesting day, as it started last night and is still winding down. It makes it really hard to read, and even harder to focus on things! This is the picture I sent to Brian last night, because I asked him to look at my eye before I took some cookies to Hopes and he said it looked normal, and by the time I got to Hopes this is what it was:D

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dove the white bar

So this is really more for my sisters and my mom, but hey I thought I would share:) So Costco has coupons for their soap and Dove is usually the selected soap on coupon, so when this occurs we normally get the green bar, which is aloe and something else, but in order to save a little moola this last time I bought the white bar when it came on coupon. Yesterday while Leland was bathing I was opening all the soap boxes and taking the soap out (This is something Momba taught me to do, as soap is packaged with water and so it goes faster when put in your shower, but if you let it "dry" out a little before use it will last a little longer) so I opened it all, I sat watching Leland play and smelling the white soap and trying to figure out where the memories of my Grandma were coming from. Yep you bet it was the Dove soap. Grandma always used to have this soap around her house, it wasn't the only soap she bought but I remember it being in the mud room more than I don't remember it being there! Anyways, it reminded me how thankful I was to have such a wonderful grandma and how thankful I am to have been with her through her sickness and what she taught me of perseverance and strength when you don't know if you can go on. I miss her laughs and I miss eating sourdough bread and drinking grapefruit soda. Mostly I miss her hugs and her encouragement! But I am glad to know she will be waiting to welcome me when I get to go "home," and she will be waiting to hear what I made of my life from me, and maybe this holiday season I can finally make Russian teacakes again, after a 11 hiatus. Love you gram!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

No charge for awesomeness:D

So Leland has learned to blow bubbles in the tub, its pretty much awesome! I love it!:D I have a water baby thats for sure! And tomorrow I have an awesome friend coming to help me decorate for Christmas:) Cause she loves me! And on Monday I have an awesome friend coming to help me reorganize my living room, also because she loves me, or at least loves my base painting skillZ! Love you both! Oh and of course I love Leland tons and tons!

Candy Corns

Leland has discovered candy corns, without me introducing him to them, he bit a hole in the bag to get to the candy "goodness" inside. I WAS going to give them to Dad Hamilton, as I think he is the one who likes them, however thanks to my rat he didn't get them! Instead Leland enjoys them. He loves the pumpkins that come in the mix:D

French Toast and Hot Chocolate


Brian has been on a warm breakfast kick lately, what this means is he wakes up and the first thing he asks is whats for breakfast. So I made him French toast and hot chocolate. Normally the baby will shun us while we eat waiting for the goodness that is a warm bottle of milk and gram crackers, but he worked his way over to my plate and grabbed his first bite of french toast right off my plate, so syrup went everywhere, but I am trying to be more patient with him:D So we got him into his high chair and he had a good breakfast of French toast and hot choco, that latter he has already had quite a few mornings with me because our apartment stays pretty chilly :D

Leland is also learning the value of forks and spoons, although he rarely gets them he really enjoys them when he does!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Folks he is my baby....

Although he looks exactly like Brian, he is mine in personality and taste likes and dislikes. Brian and I went to P.F. Chang's for our anniversary, we had heated up our left overs and along comes Leland with his mouth open, we tried the noodles, nope, then the honey seared chicken, that was a hit, then the mild kung po chicken, also a hit, and the rice seemed to fly pretty well. He loves queso:) which makes me laugh a little. But today the most surprising of his likes is pomegranate. I sat down to enjoy the one I got on our shopping trip Friday night, expecting him to come see what I had, yes. Expecting him to actually eat it, no. So I was surprised when he took it and asked for more. (right by asking I mean he held his hand out for more) So together we finished a pomegranate (I stupidly wore a white shirt:) eh what are you going to do! This is an exciting discovery because he has so many dislikes that its hard to find healthy food he will eat! We all know he has my temperament:) We were getting him dressed this morning and Brian was as always poking at Leland, when Leland looked at his Dad and screamed so loud and long his whole face turned red, Brian and I cracked up, we know we are in for it when he gets older! He is going to be just as stubborn as Mom!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Some quick thoughts

I wish I was a profound person but alas I am not, I spent my evening reading people magazine and hating almost everyone in it. But I read about Jennifer Hudson's loss. Her mother, brother and nephew, holy hanna how does one cope with that. I cannot fathom. A few days ago I got an email, it was entitled 10 years ago, I opened it and was not ready for what it held. A mother remembering the short life of her wonderful daughter. I sat and cried for 10 minutes, not only because that family was my family away from my family but because as a mother I now understand the type of love you have for a child, and that pain that she must feel is overwhelming, to bury your child would be unbearable. This in turn has been weighing on my mind the last few days and I have never been more grateful for the phrase "families can be together forever" and for the gosple teachings that I have been taught my whole life. The challenges in this life are meant to be faced with the phrase "why not me" (thanks shelly for an amazing EFC) not "why me" and that has been my error the last few months! I have omitted one little word that could change my perspective on my life trials, although they are not big or super hard, they seem daunting to me, but I think with this new perspective I can put a new spin on my attitude and realize there is more happiness than saddness in my life and I am thankful to my Heavenly Father for that. Ok so this is why I need a blog that no one knows about, sorry this may not make sense, its late and I am emotional:) Loves

This makes me smile!


This is at Amy's ward Trunk or Treat. And I LOVE the expression on Leland's face!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Holy Cats





We are celebrating 2 years (technically 3 but we have only been married 2) of Marriage! Not much has changed other than we added to our little family and have enjoyed having the company to pester (in Brian's case) and to pick on in my case! What a challenge and a blessing married life is! I love you Sweets! Thanks for putting up with me!


How I am feeling today:)


Thanks Dinks, I stole this from your blog, as it made me smile and it normally says Hope underneath it.

Lets pray for the best outcome for the country today!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Baby Steps

Tonight as Brian was telling me about his day and I was watching Leland crawl around he surprised us both! He stood up using the rocker, turned around and looked at me, and took 5 or 6 steps! How lucky we are that we were both home to see it! We are thrilled and sad that he is growing so quickly! How much we love this kid! Anyway this is slightly embarrassing because I am SO loud! So feel free to turn the volume off, but he does giggle a little at the end! PS Jen if you can tell me how to make this the right side up, that would be awesome:) Or just go in and fix it:)
video

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Trunk or Treat Carrollton 2nd Ward

I label it this way because I am going with Amy to hers next week:) Anywho we had a good time, and I was proud of myself for going. I have alienated myself, I think from the ward because I thought we would be moving, but it is looking more and more like we are going to stay around here, so I am making the effort to make some friends and try to fit in. I have for the most part not fit in well, and I think that has to do with my nature, i just don't feel like I am on the same level as most of the women in my ward(not saying I am better than them, merely saying I feel lacking in most aspects). But enough of that... we are talking Halloween!

Leland LOVES Amy! She got him ready for me (as mentioned in an earlier blog I am a horrible house keeper so ignore the mess)


Amy and the boys



Me and the boys


Our cute TIRED Frog


Our Adorable Doggie (its even cuter when he says it!)

I hope the boys had a blast, I love that they came with me, it made it easier to go. Thanks Amy!
Leland had just about had it so I thought I could do a pixie stick to keep him calm while we waited for the kids to go home, so that we could back out.... He loved it


except when I took it away.....

Climbing!


Leland has started to climb, which mostly irritates the crap out of me! However he is a doll so that saves him most of the time! My favorite is when he climbs up on the CD player to watch me at the computer, his little hand pats my arm while he watches and adds to whatever I am doing with the other hand slamming on the keyboard. And tonight when I turned around I found he had broken through my fortress and gotten to the pink couch. (aka my coffee table, where the junk goes that I don't have time or the will power to deal with. I had moved the laundry baskets in front of it, so he couldn't mess in the stuff, only i forgot that he now stands up behind them and pushes them around as a walker) anyway he had to get to the purell that he likes to suck on, I know gross and I don't let him do it, but sometimes he gets it when I am not looking. Anyway this is what I found tonight, and yes that is the one and only purell bottle on that entire couch that he had to dig to find!

This is just a clearer pic and yes I can hear Amy mocking me now!

Noah's School Program....


I got to go with Amy to Noah's school program. She had gotten a babysitter, so I got to leave Leland home which was nice! He did a fantastic job! We took some pictures at home before we went to prove who would be there (meaning me and Amy). He was fantastic! And afterwards we went for ice cream! Holy Moses Marble slab is expensive, and he didn't get his waffle cone like he wanted and I just got a scoop no toppings and he got a kid size two small scoops and one topping! It was 7.50! Holy holy that is a LOT of money for ice cream! Anyway... it was a fun night and after sharing my mint ice cream with him he decided to forgive me for not ordering a waffle cone for him! Great Job Noah!

ish ues

So people lets face it, I have them, my anxiety has been out of hand lately and I finally got myself into the doctor:) YAY for me! Anyway for those of you that don't know this means I actually get to fall asleep at night rather than in the wee hours of the morning. She actually labeled it insomnia and laughed, and said it was anxiety induced and easy to take care of. So folks I can look forward to not being so grouchy anymore! The good news my blood tests came back normal! YAY my iron is finally up! The bad news we still don't know why I get the shakes so bad and for no reason, not so YAY! But my other issues have to do with my apartment complex. I have to admit, that while my neighbor is a really nice guy, it gets old finding half smoked cigarettes out on the banister, and to go out when he is smoking kills me. And his associates make me nervous, and the fact that they are up free style rapping (yes you read that right) at 3 in the morning, so loud that I can hear them, makes me want to call the cops on them! I try not to as I want to stay in good standing with them. But since the weather has turned colder (hallelujah) they haven't been out much! YAY! ON the other side of that though, my apartment complex just can't understand why I call to complain about the screens in the windows not sealing them off. I LOVE to have the cold breeze in the house, I DO NOT love to have RED ANTS, SPIDERS and GECKOS in my house, all of which reside in the trees outside out windows that have crappy screens (if I duck tape the screens in do you think that will work?) Also all of our faucets have recently started dripping, which I find irritating! I haven't called on that yet though so I can't complain! I keep telling myself I will call on that when I get my house a little cleaner, but for those of you who know me, know that housekeeping is not my forte, I would rather play all day! I will get better though I think! I just have to practice at it! Anywho those are my issues for today and this week.... and be ready cause I am going to post a bunch right now:)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Things I have done

I saw this on Em's blog. I thought it would be fun to see what I've done. Obviously many more I can try to achieve in my lifetime. How many have you done?

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning -something to be proud of???
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason.. there is always a reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life every day
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone not till I was 21
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Love Hate

Leland has a love hate relationship with shoes, he brings them to me I put them on (I know this is what he wants because he hands them to me and offers me his foot, and gets irritated if I take too long) and once they are on, he turns around and crawls like mad, trying to get them off, and then he comes back to me for help if he doesn't succeed in getting them off. And I take them off, and we start over, he laughs and hands them to me, and off he goes again. It is quite amusing to watch, maybe I will get a video of it. For those of you wondering what kind of shoes he wears since he isn't really walking, we have some crocs that Mom Hamilton purchased for him, as well as some of the leather bottom ones, although he doesn't play with those as much. Anyway, he is standing on his own, a little wobbly but its getting there, so soon he should be on the go:)

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY

Okay well really we are just switching phone networks and I thought I would inform everyone that we are going to try and keep the same numbers:) but that we are going to At&T or cingular, whatever its called now! I know this mostly effects Em since I always call her cell phone since I know she has verizon, but yeah, just wanted ya to know I get a new phone! YAY!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pray for Brian Please!

Poor Brian was up with the pukes last night, I the good wife stayed in bed and tried not to gag:) He thinks he ate something bad... (Lets HOPE) but the poor thing has two tests today, so he is off to school in a few hours to take the tests, I am not sure if he could arrange to take them later if he goes to the doctor, but we still need prayers! Thanks guys!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Finally!

I am finally getting the pictures from the party posted, yes I am refering to the party help back on Septe
mber 14th... some of us are just slow ya know:)

The GREAT State Fair...

By just saying the great I think you should get that I am indeed referring to the TEXAS state fair, I mean who's would be better than ours? I ask, no ones, unless you are Judy Garland in Meet me in St. Louis:) Anyway Brian Leland and I went with Hopie, Matthew and Claire! We had a great time, and it was warmer than we all expected (yes I am the dummy that wore Jeans... Uhmm hello I live in Texas, you would think I would catch the drift!) Anyway we sweated through the fair and had a blast! I think the dog shows were the best part besides of course the founatin, that was possibly the best part! But we enjoyed watching the dancing dogs, which is basically a bunch of women who train their dogs to dance with them, its called doggie freestyle, yes it is a show on animal planet I am told. Anywho I liked the dog trainer from Garland the best (thats a town outside of Dallas) and Tiny Romo was possibly also a favorite:) Anyway we had a great time! And I uploaded tons of pictures on the slide show so click through them fast, they are all of us, cause hope didn't want to share the ones of her kids:) LOL! We had a blast!


Pumpkin Patch

We went this year with Amy and her 5 kids and Caleb's friend Taylor! It was a blast to get to hang out with all of them! I have to say that I enjoyed this way more than our outing to the fair, it was a little less scandalous:) I got to tease Amy about germs only to realize that Brian is probably worse about the germs and would only feed the animals by holding the cup... and then the protest that went on when I got Leland out, not like I wanted him to feed them but I did want him to get a pet in here and there! We played on Hay bales (when I say we I do mean the kids:)) and then we lined up for our Hay ride, that was fun, and it was fun to watch the boys go up to the driver and tell him where the farmer was:) Amy lovingly referred to him as a Napoleon Dynamite character last year I will put a picture of him in and you can tell for yourself! We discovered that Taylor was deathly afraid of wasps, and that the bigger pumpkins were not at all from the US even, the guy Amy asked tried to be all sly about it saying they were from Mexico and Amy repeated it loudly to her kids... I wish she could have seen his face:) over all it was a great day and I am glad I got to share it with my family!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

7 random things

Anyways, on to the tag! Here are the rules!
1. Link to the person who tagged you and list these rules on your post.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post, by leaving their names, as well as links to their blogs.
4. Comment to the people you've tagged and let them know they've been tagged.
Here goes nothing! :)


1. I have a strong belief that wash cloths are disposable, if you leave them too long and they develop a funk or you use them to clean up something ultra nasty than I toss them. I cannot stand having my hands smell nasty because I wanted to wash a counter. I have a love of Clorox wipes and I keep them on hand:) Target has great deals on wash cloths twice a year, you can get 12 for 1.44 so even if you use them 2 or 3 times only its a great deal. I however do wash more than I throw away for all you environmentalists out there...

2. I love to quote movies... I realized that this was a problem when I was dating a Richard in college and the Tommy boy and black sheep lines kept falling out of my mouth:) However recently I have re discovered this problem as I like to quote Madagascar and lets just say when you say "shut up your so annoying" without the lemur kings accent people look at you like you are the worst mother ever... did I mention that I say it to Leland, I have since curbed this habit:)

3.I take cool showers and do my hair in the buff... TMI I know, but before you think dirty just know that I live in Texas and during the summers even with the thermostat set at 70 I still can't cool off for a long time after I do my hair....

4. I have "arthritis" of the sternum yeah that's not what its called, but its when the joints between the ribs and the sternum become inflamed, and the reason it isn't really arthritis is because it doesn't happen all the time. It happens when I am stressed, or angry... which means it happens most of the time:) The only the doctor told me I could do for it, was take a warm shower and "pull" my fingers from my sternum out trying to relieve some of the pressure.. neat huh...

5. I played Volleyball in 8th grade.. on the C team, that's for 5'3 and under:) They called me Lamby until after the game they would use my other nickname, hamburger... not sure how I got that one come to think of it, but I have a little bit of a competitive side to me and by a little bit I mean a lot, which is why I eventually gave it up even as a church sport... I DON"T LIKE TO LOSE this is true with board games as well:)

6. I tried out for the cheerleader team my sophomore year, and I was the only one cut... I was pretty disappointed and it cost me a friend, I know that makes her not a true friend anyway but she still thinks I said mean things about her that I never said... she told a mutual guy friend who then informed me I needed to stop talking trash about her, and I was like what????? Yeah I didn't like high school that much....

7. I am afraid to try new things... Yeah you would think that would go away once you grow up and you wouldn't care anymore but I was even afraid to try to learn to knit (granted I am baby stepping this one with the loom knitting first) I was afraid I would be bad at it and I would get made fun of, which is why I shy away from most things I have never done!

I am not going to tag anyone because most everyone I know has been tagged!

Hamilton Look-alike Meter This is interesting

MyHeritage: Family tree - Genealogy - Celebrity - Collage - Morph

Everyone sees Brian right away when they look at him, but according to this he looks more like me! So there:)