Friday, June 22, 2007

In Utah

Well, we are in Utah now. We will be here through July. Eden did SO well on the flights here. She was an absolute angel. That right there makes giving up dairy, tomatoes, garlic, onions, chocolate, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage totally worth it! Seriously, it is quite a challenge to decide what I CAN eat these days but Eden's colic has been reduced to about an hour a night instead of 5.

We are spending a couple of weeks with Phil's family and then we'll be with my family for a couple of weeks. Therefore, my posts will be infrequent.


Saturday, June 16, 2007


Eden has had colic and therefore no time to blog. However, Phil and I are both tired of looking at the hair photos (I'm sick of both of them) and so he asked me to do a new post just to get rid of that one from the top. So, with that in mind, here it is.

-tired bamamoma

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

To Perm or Not To Perm - that's my question

So, I'm thinking about getting a perm. My natural curl is slightly less than the first picture and I think I'd like it slightly less curly than the second picture. Weigh in people - am I crazy or do you think it is a good idea?


I remember when...

  • Ice cream cones were 10 cents
  • television channels "signed off" for the evening (and there were only 3 of them)
  • Nixon resigned
  • Gas was 50 cents a gallon
  • kids (meaning I) could play outside all day without fear of strangers
  • terrible pollution/trash was on the sides of the roads (we've come a long way)
  • I was afraid of vampires coming into my room at night
  • there were bears all over Yellowstone
  • Love Boat was the most popular television show
  • my hair was light blond and my skin was dark brown (I lived in AZ)
  • divorce was seldom heard of
  • microwaves didn't exist
  • 8-track tapes were the "new technology"
  • seat belts weren't legislated and car seats didn't exist
  • I could sleep through the night (wait, that was just a year ago!)

(this post was done at 4:34 a.m. while Eden slept in my arms - she's had a tummy ache all night! I'm going to go try to put her in her bed and see if I can get some zzzzzzs)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

ABCs of Homemaking

Charlotte "tagged" me on this and so here it is:


Aprons- yes or no? If yes, what does your favorite look like?

  • I always forget to use them (although I have a blue/white checked one and a New Orleans/Jazz one). In fact the last time we had people over for dinner I looked down to find my shirt covered with flour, etc. I didn't have time to change so I put the apron on to cover the mess (I believe most people use aprons to catch the mess).

Bake-What's your favorite thing to bake?

I love baking cookies and breads (hmmm, I like eating those things too!)

Clothesline- yes or no?

  • No, I never really understood the "dried in the breeze" thing because any time I've dried something on a clothesline it was just really crispy instead of "Spring fresh."

Donuts- have you ever made them?

  • Yes, I have a great spud-nuts recipe and it is a family tradition to make them at Halloween.

Every day-Name one homemaking thing you do every day.

  • Cook the meals.

Freezer-Do you have a separate deep freeze?

  • No, but I would like to.

Garbage disposal- yes or no?

  • Yes, although Phil doesn't like it when I put too much stuff down it. One time I actually clogged it and he had to take it apart and be the hero!

Handbook- what is your favorite homemaking resource?

  • My mom and the internet.

Ironing- do you love it or hate it?

  • Hate it, I have come to realize that one of the most hateful things about ironing is the sound the board makes when you put it up and down. Now I just leave it up and I hate ironing much less than I used to.

Junk drawer- yes or no? Where is it?

  • Junk drawer? Try junk room! Right now our laundry room is the junk room and the last room in the house to have order put to it. Some day...

Kitchen-What is your kitchen color and decorating scheme?

  • We just painted our kitchen walls. They are now "cloud burst" a lovely blue/green color. Eventually the cabinets and trim will be painted an off-white color. The new floor is a wood laminate - kind of a medium color.

Love- What is your favorite part of homemaking?

  • I do love the creativity involved in homemaking. When I create a meal or crochet or sew or even create order out of chaos there is a great sense of creativity. Of course the best thing right now is the little person we've just created (co-created). It is a wonderful thing to sit and watch her little facial expressions and body movements and talk to her about her past and her future.

Mop- yes or no?

  • Yes, but far far less often than I should.

Nylons- wash by hand or in the washing machine?

  • Machine (unless of course they get a run faster than they get dirty, then they just get chucked).

Pizza-What do you put on your pizza?

  • My favorite is Thai pizza but that is off limits until Eden can handle the spicy-ness of it.

Quiet- what do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?

  • Blog of course. Sometimes I take a nap.

Recipe card box- yes or no? What does it look like?

  • Nope

Style-What style is your house?

  • Ranch - brick with a front porch and a great deck in the back.

Tablecloths and napkins- yes or no?

  • Tablecloths when guests come, Phil and I use place mats. Paper napkins with every meal.

Under the kitchen sink- is it organized or toxic wasteland?

  • Mostly organized.

Vacuum-how many times per week?

  • Probably once a week - we share that duty and it doesn't get done as often as either one of us would like. We have the blessing/curse of having carpet that doesn't show anything and so it doesn't get vacuumed as frequently as it should.

Wash- how many loads of laundry do you do per week?

  • Three or four loads every other day. Darks, Whites, Lights, Towels/Baby blankets.

X's- do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?

  • Not regularly but I do sometimes. Phil is the list person in the family.

Yard- yes or no? Who does what?

  • Beautiful yard with huge trees, flowering shrubs, bulbs, grass, swing set, large deck, squirrels, and the neighbor's cats. Phil is the yard guy (although last fall, I did some of it while he was sick and before I was too pregnant).

Zzzz's- what is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?

  • Scripture reading and prayer with Phil. At first I thought, "that isn't homemaking!" But then I realized it is one of the most important ways we make our house a home. I LOVE having that time together. It is a great habit!
Now I am supposed to tag three other people. I tag Layne (although I doubt she'll do it), Amanda (although Jodi may have also tagged her), and Michelle.