Friday, March 20, 2009

Flowers for a year: The Daffodil chapter

The current flowers from Derek are daffodils. He brought them as closed up tight little buds and it wasn't more than 24 hours before they were blooming. We have two bunches: one on our dining room table and one in our bedroom. It's a happy little reminder of spring and I love them.
See how happy they are?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Family Movies

I was thinking about something my sister, Rebekah posted in her facebook "First" about the movie Mr. Boogedy, and decided I would reminisce about some of the movies my family watched alot growing up. That was back before all the TV shows, and video games (not that my family had any anyway. The only video game machine we had was an atari, for a little bit). Every Sunday night there was the Disney movie on for the week that we watched together. Part of me misses those simpler days, where we actually played outside as kids, and together.
Anyway here is a list of some of the movies (any of my sisters can supplament this list, I'm sure I didn't think of them all)

Mr Boogedy
Back to the Beach
Back to the Future
Pete's Dragon
Savannah Smiles
Making Mr. Right
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
the Princess Bride
Happiest Millionaire
Babes in Toyland
In Search of the Castaways
The Swiss Family Robinson
The Wilderness Family
The Parent Trap (1, 2 & 3)
Star Wars

I remember one of the chores I hated was having to organize the movies. The first 30 were easy because they were numbered, then it became a little dicier. Usually there were about three movies recorded on each VHS.

Here is a sample clip of one of the movies: The Happiest Millionaire. It's a scene me and my sisters acted out several times.

Monday, March 9, 2009


This picture makes me think of sun, and warm days, so I just wanted to put it up and wish you all a great day! (My most recent flowers from Derek- I love my husband!)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Science Experiment?

Nope...I'm just about to cut onions. My eyes are super sensitive to the onion fumes and I can't see anything when I do, and my eyes sting for hours after unless I use Derek's lab goggles. Derek always laughs at me when I don these bad boys, but hey, it gets the dinner made.
Oh, and what do you think of my new widget: The Human Calendar? I think it rocks!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Follow the trail of....Earplugs?

This is a common site around our home:
I was doing laundry the other day and noticed about 3, or 4 of these ear plugs lying around our house in random places. These earplugs are what I use to sleep during the day (espcially in the summer when the pool is open, which is right outside my bedroom window... or when the lawnmower guy comes around.. etc) So you can find them all over as they have fell out of my ears and into the folds of my clothing, or out of my little pillow where I keep this essential sleep kit:
the mask and the earplugs. I have this little pillow that my mom gave me one year, as she had left if behind when she had stayed overnight with us. It was the perfect size and now I can't hardly sleep with out it. In it are several pairs of earplugs and my mask so I am always prepared.
As you can see it is half the size of a regular pillow. Derek has started to demand that he can't sleep with out it, or its really his pillow. It has a baby pillowcase on it, but it gives the perfect height for the neck, or as a pillow to hug.
Anyway, if you find an earplug, follow the trail and you'll find either this pillow, and/or me!