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.....


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


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:)

My little Pumpkin... or large pumpkin

So in honor of it getting closer to Halloween and since we only have one costume at home:) We decided to try it on today! It was a little too small I think! You can put your vote in though! We are glad we live close to Amy though because she has a whole bin full of costumes:)

I love that his little chubby legs hang out the bottom, and so does his bottom!
I know I only need one picture, but he is just so cute:)

Amy again!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I am so glad we live close! You are an inspiration for me to do good and to do service! I love you tons and tons and am so thankful for the opportunity that I get to see you at least once a week!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


taught me how to knit... granted it is on one of those loom thingys, but still I can fit in when her and Mom are doing their fancy stuff... I already made 4 little preemie hats. We are going to donate them to Parkland.. its a hospital somewhere around here that is apparently really hard up! Anyway THANKS AMY! I appreciate it!

Me workout???

not only did I start yesterday but I am pretty sure if anyone ever watches me do it they will explode in laughter! My good friend Lindsey from college and I used to work out together, mainly because us chubby chicks have to stick together and we understood when the other one had to stop for lack of breath:) But seriously this Hip Hop Abs she sent me (its a program and they have a calendar we are following it has like 6 work outs in all) is fun yes it is fun, but I have to admit I kept looking back at Brian who was dutifully trying to busy himself at the computer as he had been threatened with loss of life if he watched, or so much as giggled a little... I DO NOT move like the people on the video! Granted the girls are all a little uhmmm how do was say it nicely.. well they are club goers.. but it is fun and it made 30 minutes feel like 20 and I sweat like crazy, so this may just work:) and knowing that I have Lindsey waiting for my daily update on how I am feeling and how it went may just be all the motivation I need, be it from Idaho but it is still motivation.. or it could be Oregon... she is moving I think.. Anywho thanks Lindsey for asking me to do this with you I hope I can stick to it! It would be great to even just be a size 16 again! Loves

6th file 6th picture

Well it was the 6th file, but it was only one picture! This is the recent family picture of the Greens/Jones/ Hamiltons:)

What kids ponder

I was taking Amy's 3 oldest to martial arts... she had just had her car detailed so I offered the ride, knowing it was still wet, and knowing that this little fact (getting the car detailed) had indeed made her giddy.) but as we were driving home Noah piped up from the back seat and said "Hey Allie... I know why they call fall fall" I said "oh yeah why?" Noah continues "well because all the leaves are falling off" He is a cute kid to say the least! This is the same kid who when he dropped a roll a few years ago while we were out to eat declared "I know why they are called rolls! Because they roll!" so cute! Anywho Michael who is testing for a black belt in December has taken to heart what I told him the other day, I am not sure what we were talking about but I told him he was one of my kids.. he looked at me puzzeled and I explained well thats how I love ya, like one of my own.. To that he responed thats why you yell at us so much... I think he confused me trying to hide my laugh with me being mad and he said oh and you help us too:) But he wants to get me a black belt key chain so I can remember my black belt kid. He is sweet! I sure love those kiddos!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

To my Zekie!

I will always teach you new things:) Chicky Monkey! even if I am not invited! I watched Amy's kids Friday night so her and Mike could go out... and really more because she had taken Leland twice for me so I could help out at Moon's after a big shipment of books (she is fantastic) anyway as I was talking with Zeke he was telling me about my plans to come up Saturday and I told him I had other things to do, so I didn't think I would make it (It was Mom Greens birthday... Happy Birthday, so i went to Anna for most of the day) well he said that was fine because I "wasn't invited anyway" :P he makes me laugh!

New discoveries

Leland discovered orange juice this morning... seeing as he drank a full cup full of it I think its safe to say he likes it! I am glad because we could use a little vitamin fortification around here! He also discovered my post it notes, and I would say he has made a work of art out of them! I would get mad but I have had them since Ricks days so heaven knows they aren't that sticky!


My little one is starting to make sense out of his little world, its fun to watch as he grows visibly excited whenever we pull up to Amy's ... especially because he usually gets beat up, but I think he loves being in the bustle, and he especially LOVES his Amy, because she adores him so much! He also recognizes the Tylenol bottle now to most of you this would make you nervous, but he has been sick and that is what we use to keep the fever down, or when he is particularly grumpy from teething this helps him enjoy his day more. So the other morning I was laying on the couch (it had been a rough night) and he found the Tylenol bottle and brought it to me, I was half asleep when I felt him press it into my hand... so I either have a budding drug addict or he was in need of some relief, i am going to go with the last option, because breaking molars is HARD work! Now put that on top of not feeling good and life is good with a little Tylenol! He also recognizes Mimi and Poppy's house, we went there for dinner tonight and to hang out and watch the game, and when we pulled into their circle drive his little legs started kicking and he was ready to go, smile and all. Mimi and Poppy watch him so I can go to work once a week and it is wonderful to know he is in good hands! Anywho he is growing up and its fun to watch him... and sad at the same time:)