Thursday, January 29, 2009

If you have ever lived in Idaho you will understand

My dad just forwarded this to me and I couldn't resist sharing it.


If someone in a Home Depot store offers you
> assistance and they don't work there, you live in Idaho

> .If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you
> live in Idaho .

If you've had a lengthy telephone
> conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number, you
> live in Idaho .

If "vacation" means going anywhere
> south of Salt Lake City for the weekend, you live in Idaho

> .If you measure distance in hours, you live in Idaho .If you
> know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you
> live in Idaho .

If you have switched from "heat" to
> "A/C" and back again in the same day, you live in
> Idaho .

If you install security lights on your house and
> garage but leave both unlocked, you live in Idaho .

If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging
> blizzard without flinching, you live in Idaho .

If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you
> live in Idaho .

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph
> -- you're going 80, and everyone is still passing you,
> you live in Idaho .

If driving is better in the winter
> because the potholes are filled with snow, you live in Idaho
> .If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still
> winter, and road construction, you live in Idaho .

If you find 10 degrees "a little chilly" you live in
> Idaho .

If you actually understand these jokes and forward
> them to all your IDAHO friends, you live in Idaho .


Take this test Personality Test

I took a personality test that my sister Jill had on her blog and this was the results

You are Idealist Portrait of the Healer (INFP)

Healers present a calm and serene face to the world, and can seem shy, even distant around others. But inside they're anything but serene, having a capacity for personal caring rarely found in the other types. Healers care deeply about the inner life of a few special persons, or about a favorite cause in the world at large. And their great passion is to heal the conflicts that trouble individuals, or that divide groups, and thus to bring wholeness, or health, to themselves, their loved ones, and their community.

Healers have a profound sense of idealism that comes from a strong personal sense of right and wrong. They conceive of the world as an ethical, honorable place, full of wondrous possibilities and potential goods. In fact, to understand Healers, we must understand that their deep commitment to the positive and the good is almost boundless and selfless, inspiring them to make extraordinary sacrifices for someone or something they believe in. Set off from the rest of humanity by their privacy and scarcity (around one percent of the population), Healers can feel even more isolated in the purity of their idealism.

Also, Healers might well feel a sense of separation because of their often misunderstood childhood. Healers live a fantasy-filled childhood-they are the prince or princess of fairy tales-an attitude which, sadly, is frowned upon, or even punished, by many parents. With parents who want them to get their head out of the clouds, Healers begin to believe they are bad to be so fanciful, so dreamy, and can come to see themselves as ugly ducklings. In truth, they are quite OK just as they are, only different from most others-swans reared in a family of ducks.

At work, Healers are adaptable, welcome new ideas and new information, are patient with complicated situations, but impatient with routine details. Healers are keenly aware of people and their feelings, and relate well with most others. Because of their deep-seated reserve, however, they can work quite happily alone. When making decisions, Healers follow their heart not their head, which means they can make errors of fact, but seldom of feeling. They have a natural interest in scholarly activities and demonstrate, like the other Idealists, a remarkable facility with language. They have a gift for interpreting stories, as well as for creating them, and thus often write in lyric, poetic fashion. Frequently they hear a call to go forth into the world and help others, a call they seem ready to answer, even if they must sacrifice their own comfort.

Princess Diana, Richard Gere, Audrey Hephurn, Albert Schweiter, George Orwell, Karen Armstrong, Aldous Huxley, Mia Farrow", and Isabel Meyers are examples of a Healer Idealists.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

High School Basketball

I came to Idaho to go to my little brothers high school basketball games this weekend. I love high school sports. It is such a fun atmosphere. It makes me miss playing a lot. He is a really good basketball player. It is fun to be a fan too. Man parents can be crazy though. I remember once in high school my dad got kicked out of my high school game because he was yelling at the ref. The next game the cheerleaders gave him the fan of the week award. It was pretty awesome. Of course he was right because the girl had gone over my back to get a rebound.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Just say no to

Two of my sisters have been trying to get me to read the Twilight book series and for some reason I am really opposed to it. I don't have anything against it but I just am really not interested. The subject matter isn't particularly appealing to me. I don't know why. I am usually not a nonconformist but for some reason I feel a strong resistance to getting on the bandwagon with this. It sounds so silly but can anyone convince my why I should or should not read the series. My sisters cannot give a unbiased reason because they are both in love with the books.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Baby Brother

Today my baby brother turned 19. He is an amazing person. He is a hard worker and has great determination. He is very focused and knows how to get things done (the things he wants to get done). He is an amazing uncle. Jake always wants to go to Kev's house. He is always willing to help with babysitting or just being with his neices and nephews. He is very caring and understanding. I know in a few months he will be a great missionary too. I love him so much and know that he is going to acheive great things in life because of his determination and positive outlook.
Love you Kev!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Positive thoughts

I have been looking back and I realized that I put a lot of the things that Jake does that aren't so cute on here but I forget to put the really cute things he says. Some of my favorites are he will lay next to me and put both hands on my cheeks and say "sweet momma" in just the most precious voice. Now all the time he says "hold you" when he wants to be picked up. Every morning the first thing when he opens his eyes he says "momma where daddy go?" He loves to give elephant kisses where he blows on your cheek or head or neck or where ever he can reach and he just laughs because he thinks it is so funny. He is just awesome.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Movie Theaters and 2 year olds

Jared had the day off today so we decided we would take Jake to a matinee. He seems to really like movies at home but the movie theater was another story. First he wanted to stay in the lobby and play the video games. Then he was OK for a while because we had popcorn. After the popcorn was gone he wanted to run down the aisles. We went to Madagascar so I thought he would really like it but we ended up leaving before the movie was even over. I guess we will wait a while before we try that again.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Swimming in winter

I have discovered a new great way to tire Jake out. We went to the swimming pool today and afterward jake took a 2 hour nap. He had a lot of fun I only had to save his life twice as he tried to climb over the edge of the pool into the "lazy river" that is 4 feet deep and has a pretty good current.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mystery Toy

I fell asleep after getting home from work late. I am now wide awake after some mystery toy in Jake's room keeps making this "boing, boing, boing" noise I have dumped all the toys out of his toy box gone through the closet and looked under the bed and I cannot figure out what is making the noise. Well I guess I will go back to bed and try to sleep through it. Of course while I was looking for the thing it was completely silent I am sure when I get back in bed it will start making noise again. Good Night -Hopefully-

Monday, January 19, 2009

Going to the Temple

We got to go to the Open house at the Draper Temple today. It is always amazing how beautiful and unique the each temple is but also how they are so similar. Jared was working so I went with my sisters and took Jake. Of course his favorite part was the bus ride that shuttled us from the church to the temple but we had a great time. The spirit in the temple is always peaceful even when you are chasing a 2 year old.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Super Bowl

The STEELERS are going to be in the superbowl!!!! I told Jared I wanted to have a party and he said he didn't think anyone would come over. How sad is that. But I am still excited for the game. The Steelers are going to play the Arizona Cardinals. It is the first time they have been in the Super Bowl ever. I really like their quarterback Kurt Warner. He has an amazing story. He was working in a grocery store and got asked to be a back up then he won the super bowl in 1999. That probably doesn't do the story justice but that is the gist of it. But I hope he loses to Big Ben and the STEELERS!!!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Some fun pics from treehouse museum

Also a picture of Grandpa with Jake

Friday, January 16, 2009

Goin' Outback tonight

My sister gave us a gift card for Outback for Christmas. We got to go out on a "date" tonight. Jake went to his cousin's house and we went alone to dinner. I have only eaten at Outback maybe once before. It was one of the best restaurant experiences I have had (and I am pretty picky). But something I would totally recommend. They had call ahead seating so I called and got us on the list. When we got there the wait was like an hour and we were seated in less than 5 minutes it was so great. I am sure there were a bunch of people in the lobby that were giving us dirty looks but hey if the option is there. The food was so good and our waitress was great. Well maybe the best part was that we got to be alone for a few minutes without having to tell Jake not to climb off the table or take turns taking him for a walk. Anyway we had a great night.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Being Pregnant

Today I really felt pregnant. I think having a girl makes you more hormonal. I am excited to have a new member of the family and I can't wait to not be pregnant anymore!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Zoo

We went to the Zoo today. It is such a great place because I can just let Jake run and he can't really get into trouble because everywhere he is not supposed to go is fenced off. He loves the elephants but he can't seem to get the difference between the elephant and the rhinoceros. He thinks they are all elephants. He also really likes the monkeys because he can sound just like them. The gorillas were inside and were sitting right next to the glass. Jake sat as close as he could to the glass and had an entire conversation with the gorilla. It was really cute I must say.
A Child's perception is so amazing. We were looking at the Cheetahs and the leopards and Jake kept saying "Kitty, Meow". I love that perception of the animals as little kittens.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jacob's on the drums

Jake got drums for Christmas and this was his very first practice session.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Catching Up

I know these pictures are old but I forgot they were on my camera and they are so cute I had to post them. We went to the Zoo for Halloween and Jake had so much fun saying trick or treat. Then when we got his treats home he carried them around all day because they were "my treats".

Sunday, January 11, 2009

9 am church

So we just switched over to 9am church. It is really difficult to get my son to sit through church be getting him out of bed is even more difficult. This morning he kept telling me "no church watch Super Why". Then all during sacrament he keeps asking when he gets to go play with the toys. I always tell him he has to wait until after the prayer. SO after the closing prayer he says amen and then starts cheering. It is so funny. The other thing is with church so early what do you do for the rest of the day. Any ideas?


OK so I am a huge football fan! Don't ask me why but I have been a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers since I was in high school. They won their game today and advanced to the AFC championship game. Which means if they win they will be in the super bowl Yeah!!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My new decor

My sister gave me this great piece of art for Christmas it is awesome and it looks so good in my living room!! I it has my favorite flowers (Cala Lilies)

Friday, January 9, 2009

My boy


I have been inspired by my sister. She made a New Year's resolution to post everyday. I get so excited everyday to see what she has come up with for the day. I am not nearly as insightful or creative as she is but I think it will be fun to try. So today is the first day of my resolution to post something everyday.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

So I think everyone knows

I think most everyone who reads this knows but we are going to have a new baby at our house. I am almost 22 weeks pregnant. We are really excited. Jake just thinks mom's "big belly" is really funny. It is going to be really interesting to see how he responds to not being the only child anymore. He loves babies though, so I think he will be a really good big brother.