Thursday, November 13, 2008

Timothy & Thomas were tagged

7 random things about Timothy:
  1. Lately I think it is funny to hit, but I know it is wrong, so after I hit my Mom, I cuddle into her because I know she will forgive me if I'm sweet
  2. I love it when Eva and Thomas get home from school, I love to run and meet them at the back door.
  3. I wish Eva and Thomas would let me play with them more, but they say I am a nuisance, and usually bring me back upstairs to make Mom watch me.
  4. I am really good at throwing fits. I like to jump up and down and throw myself on the ground with some good screaming and crying mixed in.
  5. I am a true Perkins -- what does that mean? It means I am really good at making weird faces (like my Dad). Plus, I looovve it when my Dad gets home!
  6. I am a very trusting and loving kid. I will let anyone watch me, or hold me. My daycare Mommy says I am so easy to take care of, she wishes the other kids were like me; and at church I have another family that takes care of me during Sacrament (they bring books, treats, and toys for me) their kids are all teenagers, but they love me and I love them.
  7. I like to cuddle. I have my Mom wrapped around my finger, all I have to do is ask her to hold me and she melts.
7 random facts about Thomas:
  1. I am very artistic and creative. I make cool things with Legos, draw neat pictures, and can build things
  2. I am very helpful with yardwork and home improvement.
  3. I cry a lot (I get that from my Mom) but I am sensitive to other peoples feelings
  4. I am very good at math
  5. My mouth is almost always full of canker sores, and the Doctors don't know why. It is really frustrating and painful.
  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE candy (or anything sweet that is not healthy for me).
  7. I am not a morning person. I would sleep until 10 if they would let me.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Eva was tagged

Seven random facts about Eva 
  1. I love to read
  2. I like Webkins
  3. I love my brothers
  4. I do weird things with my fingers (like my Mom and Grandma Gail)
  5. I like to makup wierd words like aunger-skongers
  6. I like school
  7. I have a new toilet in my bathroom

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bullies and Black Eyes

When your child comes home with a black eye, you start to worry about bullies. When your child tells you a rambling incoherent story about how he came-by this black eye you realize (once again) that your son is his own bully/his own worst nightmare. Seriously!

Fun with Eva's hair

Kids at Four Corners Monument

Hovenweep National Monument (Thomas took this picture!)

Hovenweep National Monument (Eva took this picture!)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Million-dollar Mom

For all you ladies out there who have a hard time fitting in a workout, this is for you!

Years ago when I did my first Body-for-Life Challenge, there was an AWESOME magizine called Energy for Women. It was a fitness magazine unlike the rest. The cover always showed a healthy fit woman (rather than an imaciated model that most of us could never look like). It set a higher standard of fitness, and only allowed advertising from proven healthcare companies. You knew you could trust what was in the magazine from articles to advertising. When Bill Phillips, founder of Body-for-Life sold his supplement company EAS, (which was the parent company of Energy for Women) the new owner stopped publishing the magazine:(

I loved many of the workouts from the magazine, so I cut them out and kept them in a binder. When Nancy asked if anyone knew of some effective, quick workouts, I found my binder and looked through it, so here is "Million-dollar Mom" from Energy for Women (forgive the poor quality of the photos, my scanner is horrible!)

"You're up and running from the minute your youngest child hurdles himself/herself onto your bed in the morning, until the second your dog demands one last round in the backyard at night. Your daily life is a triathlon. Still, lifting children, carrying groceries and running around does not seem to provide the strength and energy you need.

YOUR GOAL: To increase energy, stamina and strength for your daily tasks without spending long hours in the gym.

YOUR WORKOUT: For maximum results in minimum time, choose compound exercises -- those that challenge more than one muscle at a time, recommends Frank Mikulka, a personal trainer at Long Island's Hollywood Atrium. And "superset" exercise pairs -- alternating between sets of two different exercises rather than resting between sets of one. Mikulka suggests focusing on core and upper body strength to help ease the load (literally) of your daily chores. Try this routine


Place a stability ball between your back and the wall. Squat until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Hold while doing 10 lateral arm raises. Do three sets of 10 arm reps each.


Do a set of standard push-ups. Follow with a set of triceps dips off a chair or bench. Do three sets of each, alternating between sets of five to 10 push-ups, and 10 to 15 triceps dips.


Do a set of back rows, followed by a set of standing biceps curls. Do three sets, 10 to 15 reps each


Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Do a calve raise. Immediately raise arms and go into a shoulder press. Do three sets, 10 to 20 reps each.

Debbie E Mandel, who runs mind/body workshops in New York and is the author of Turn on Your Inner Light: Recipes for Health, Happiness and Fitness, suggests incorporating muscle challenges into your daily routine. Do calve raises while waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store, for example, and rear leg lifts while pushing a stroller." --Energy For Women Jan/Feb 03

Hope some of you find this helpful!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Nancy Inspires Me

Sometimes I need a little outside motivation to help me carry through on promises I make to myself. A few months ago, this motivation came from my Sister-in-law Kim and her Walking Blog. Thanks Kim! More recently my motivation/inspiration was from my other Sis-in-law Nancy. When I saw her fitness blog it was what I needed to get serious about setting and achieving my fitness goals. For 2 weeks now I have been lifting weights and running. I enjoyed having Nancy home over the weekend because we were able to talk fitness together (which helped keep me motivated). I have not been perfect, I still have a hard time staying faithful to my diet, and procrastinating workouts has meant that some days I have done cardio and weights on the same day, but I AM moving forward!
Some things that have helped me: Each night I try to journal how my day went. I write down what things I did well and what I need to work on. I write down what I ate (which helps me be honest with myself, this is where I really struggle to be good). Then I plan the next day: What I will eat, when I will workout, and small goals for the day. (Some nights I have to journal for several days--like I said, I am not perfect!)
I have been focusing on my small victories: Doing abs daily, taking my vitamins daily, drinking enough water. I celebrate these small victories because I know that they are all steps in the right direction.
Several years ago I had the pleasure of a "workout buddy" she became my best friend, my other sister. In the time we worked out together I never missed a workout because I knew she was counting on me to be there. Her dedication helped me be dedicated. When she married Tim and moved away I lost my motivation and stopped working out. I miss you Nancy! I finally found another "workout buddy"--Eva. She has agreed to help keep me encouraged to get up in the morning and go running. She needs the one-on-one time with me, and I need her forcing me out of bed when I just want to sleep.
Nancy, keep up your fitness blog, keep working out. I will be your "virtual workout buddy" when you need motivated. Thank-you for inspiring me!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thomas is Seven!

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Thomas' 7th birthday! He had a Sponge-bob party that was lots of fun. Eva got him his first MP3 player. It is funny how grown-up he seems walking around with it. I didn't know what kind of music to put on it, so my Sister-in-law Brenda suggested we put Brian Regan the comedian on it. Great suggestion! I put music on that I thought he might like, but every time I can hear his MP3 player it is Brian Regan that he is listening to. The week of Thomas's birthday was his all about me week. He is really into planes right now, so we made his poster in the shape of a plane. We thought it was pretty cool.

We call Timothy the Nightmare Boy because lately he is getting into everything! He looks at you with a wicked gleam in his eye and then does something bad like throw something hard at you, or run away from you when you are trying to change his poopy diaper. He loves to drive Eva and Thomas crazy. He definitely has the annoying little brother thing figured out.
Timothy loves to put on Thomas's bike helmet and walk around with it weighing his head down.

Eva is enjoying the after school program at the museum (where I work). It is called Art-n-Facts (like artifacts) and they learn all sorts of cool cultural things. She stresses out over math at school, but is doing well otherwise.
I have been inspired by Nancy and have set my 12 week goals, and have started working out again. Thanks Nancy!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

10 years and other nonsense

It's official, I have worked at Edge of the Cedars for 10 years now as the Museum Store Manager. At times I have questioned if my loyalty has been rewarded or recognized, but the honest reality is what other employer would let you work a flexible work-week under 30 hours, and still give you full benefits? None in Blanding, that is for sure. I recently ran some sales figures for my region manager to determine if our decline in visitation has lead to a decline in sales. While I have experienced a 10-20 % decline in visitation, I have actually produced a 20% or more increase in sales! Of course, the true test of how well you are doing is sales per visitor. For my industry (museum stores) we strive for an average of $2.00 per visitor. Well for the first half of the year my average sales per visitor was nearly $5.00 per visitor! It is rewarding to see the effects of my hard work in a concrete way like that.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Because I Passionately Love My Wife and Would Do Anything for Her

It's Claydar's turn to Post!!

Kd and the kids went to Lake Powell with Nan and Britt on Friday. Of course I got left home alone. There was no food, no TV, and my Xbox was broken. So there I was alone, hungry, bored and a little scared. Hmmm Canyon Country is just down the street. I should go get some food! So I go and get a Valencia Orange juice and a bag of Carmel popcorn. That was my dinner. Obviously I'm not gifted in the art of making important decisions at critical times. I get home and realize that I'm still going to be hungry so I nuke some delicious pizza pockets and sit down to watch season 3 of Battle Star Gallactica. I sat there for3 hours and watched like 4 episodes. I then went to bed and read an Orson Scott Card novel for 2 more hours until 2:30 am at which point I decided that I should go to sleep. Needless to say I 'm still trying to catch up.

Kd and the kids had a great time at the lake. I'll defer to her to give the details....maybe on her next post.

My garden is doing well. I have some tomatoes, corn, peas and squash. The weeds are somewhat under control and most of the plants are alive. I've been able to cut my mowing time down to just under 1 hour a week not including edging and I'm loving the sprinkler system. Our new yard is great and I'm really enjoying the process of taking care of it. I just wish I didn't suffer from allergies.

Our cherry tree produced tons of fruit and it turns out that they are pretty good. I was worried that they were going to be not so sweet pie cherries, but they are actually pretty good. The only draw back to the cherry tree is the constant sticky floor from tracked in cherries.

Timothy is a full fledged walker now. He gets so happy and loves his new skills. It's crazy to see such a tiny boy walking and running around. His first word was "Eva". He now can say "Eye" while jabbing his little finger into your eye socket, and he's learning to imitate a lot of actions and sounds. It's so fun to watch my kids grow. I love them so much.

Now about the title. I asked Kd for suggestions on what to post. The Title is her suggestion. Honestly...What would I be without Kd? Where would I be? I can't imagine life without her. I love my kids so much and would do anything for them. Without Kd I wouldn't have the kids that I have. She completes my life. I love her so much.

She will read this in the morning and think, "yeah...I told him to write that," or "whatever!" Kd it's true I do love you and I missed you when you went to Lake Powell. I know it was only one night but I was sad, and hungry, and really bored. Most of all I was so glad to see you and the children come home ( the CHILDREN...).

Here's a few more pictures for your viewing pleasure......

Kd likes to have he picture taken

Thomas smiles

Sun Bathing Cousins

Timothy looks on

At Cottonwood wash

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fully Converted

I have been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, what a testimony of the gospel is, and how important it is to be truly converted. I know many people who claim membership in the LDS church, and belive it to be true, yet they choose not to live the gospel to the fullest. I have been there myself, whether it be not paying a full tithe, not going to all your Sunday meetings, or other things that keep us from being "fully converted". In the gospel of Jesus Christ, it is not enough to just "believe" the church is true. We must start with, faith, then show our obedience by acting on that faith. As members of the church we truly believe that, "faith without works is dead". It is so important to have a testimony as a starting point for the gospel. I know this church is true, and that it is lead by a righteous prophet. I know that Joseph Smith truly did see Heavenly Father and Jesus, and that he is a true prophet who restored the true church on the earth. I know that Jesus lives, and that he died for my sins, so that I can return to live with him again if I choose to live worthy and repent of my wrongs. That is my testimony. I act on my testimony by living a clean life and fully participating in all my church meetings and accepting and performing my church callings. I attend the Temple at least once a month if not weekly. I do not make excuses for my failings. I am not perfect, but I act on what I believe. That is what it means to be fully converted. My testimony of the gospel is the driving force in my life and that is why I am who I am, and why my life is blessed. I am grateful for righteous examples in my life that have helped me make wise choices and fully live the gospel.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Night Games

The other night we introduced our children to "Night Games". It has been so long since Clay & I played, that we did not really know the correct rules or names for the games, but it was a blast anyway! My favorite parts of the night were when Eva hid so well (at sardines) that we all took a long time to find her; and when Clay came running around the house so insanely, that I could not catch him because I was laughing so hard!

Our cherry tree is overflowing with fruit, so come by and pick as much as you want. There is something magical about eating something you picked off a tree.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Woo Hoo!

In April I wrote my first ever grant. It was for funding to implement a Safe Routing Plan for our Elementary School. I served as the President last year for the School Community Council, and as a board, we were able to complete the Safe Routing Plan that should have been done years earlier. I got the grant done, but procrastinated getting it signed, then couldn't find the last person that needed to sign it. The day I needed to mail it I had to go to Dead Horse Point State Park to help out, so I recruited Clay to get the signature, and overnight the grant to Salt Lake. After numerous emails and phone messages that went unanswered, I figured that I was not going to get the funding. Yay, I was wrong! I was notified by email that not only was my project funded, but it scored the highest out of the 20 applications they received! I am so happy! I keep realizing how much like my Mother I am as time goes on. I am grateful for the good education she gave me, and the example of intelligence and success that she is to me. Wow, my first grant got funded, pretty cool eh?!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

What do you get when you cross Napolean Dynamite with Hot Rod?

Well, Thomas of course! The other day I overheard Thomas telling Eva he needed to find some "sweet" jumps to take his bike on. He then said he needed to find some big dirt hills to take his bike down too. Thomas crashes in the driveway when there is no good reason for him to crash, so jumps? Not such a good idea.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Man I hate May!

Okay, okay maybe hate is a strong word, but seriously May is crazy for me! At work we have multiple tour groups scheduled for nearly every day in May and my kids have school field trips the entire month too! Oh and I forgot to mention that the first weekend in May is always our Four Corners Indian Art Market that I really do hate with a passion because it is so much work to put together and to deal with. Otherwise life is good! Timothy is finally getting a few teeth, he is 1 month shy of being 1 year old! He is trying to learn to walk, and he is into everything! Eva has bronzed up so much that she says she thinks she was adopted, and wishes there was a way to un-tan her skin so she could look like the rest of the family. Thomas hasn't majorly hurt himself lately which is quite a feat! Anyway, May is almost over, yeah!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Happy Big 10!

Almost 2 weeks ago Clay and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary. How did we celebrate it you ask? Pretty much the same way we have celebrated all our anniversaries, by collectively forgetting that it was our anniversary until later that night. This is a testament to the fact that we don't need a special day to treat each other with love and respect. I am so grateful for all that Clay does for me on a daily basis. He is a wonderful husband and a great provider.I am blessed with 3 awesome children thanks to Clay. He has made the last 10 years of my life the best yet. Clay I love you forever!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring Break 08

We had so much fun last week, we needed a little time to recover before we were ready to post. We left Sunday at about 1:00 to Drive to Denver. The drive should take about 7 hours, but we hit snow as we went over the mountain pass. Needless to say between slick roads, too much traffic, and not being able to tell where our lane was, it took us an extra hour and a half to get there. The kids all handled it quite well, so as a reward we let them go swimming at 10:00 at night (our motel pool was open from 6 am to 11 pm)! The next morning the kids went swimming first thing (of course) and then we went to Hammond's Candies a factory tour. They are one of the only candy factories that still make their candy the old fashioned way (by hand). It was really cool watching them roll out tubes of candy, cut them and twist them into candy canes. We enjoyed watching ribbon candy being made, and we really loved the free samples, yum! The tour ended in the gift shop and we indulged our children by letting them fill their own shopping baskets with delicious treats (later in the trip Eva complained that the simple sight of candy was making her sick). Next we went to the Children's Museum It was a fun enough museum, but there were at least 3 school groups there in addition to a large number of regular visitors, so the kids had to wait at every exhibit to get to play. Eva loved the grocery store/restaurant exhibit, and Thomas loved the train exhibit. We ate lunch at their restaurant and it was quite good. Clay had a Wasabi Roast Beef Sandwich, and I had a mozzarella pesto sandwich that reminded me of Grimaldi's because the cheese was so fresh.Our next stop was the Aquarium, Clay's favorite. Thomas got scared at the flash flood exhibit (like Eva did when we went there several years back), but we all enjoyed seeing all the different kinds of fish, the tigers, and petting the manta rays. We finished our day by going swimming and ordering pizza. We stayed up way too late, so the next morning we slept in, and then made our way to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science There was so much to see there! Clay loved the space exhibits, especially the life size model of the Mars Rover. Thomas loved the Dinosaurs. Eva said she loved it all. I enjoyed the butterfly collection and the hall of gems and minerals, and the mummies. I did not think about the fact that mummies are dead bodies, but I was reminded of it when Thomas pointed at it and said, "Sick!" He then asked if we could leave the room because it was making him "kind of sick". Eva approached the whole subject with scientific curiosity I was quite proud of her. We had lunch in the museum cafeteria and it was quite good (any food outside of Blanding is quite good though). We traveled less than a block to visit the Denver Zoo We had a lot of fun at the zoo seeing so many different kinds of animals. We enjoyed the Sea Lion show, we had fun riding the little zoo train, but the kids were absolutely ecstatic over the carousel ride. The last time we tried to get them on a carousel was when we went to Lagoon with Richie's family, and Richie's Mother tried to take Eva and she screamed and cried (Thomas was not born yet). It is funny how something so simple was so fun. We ended the night with dinner at the Olive Garden -delicious! and swimming, even Timothy got in the water for a little while. Our final day included one last swim, and then -- finally -- the whole reason for the trip -- The Butterfly Pavilion! I love butterflies and the Pavilion is a great way to enjoy them. As we walked in we watched a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis, then we each had the pleasure of having multiple butterflies land on us, and finally as we were getting ready to leave I saw a Magnificent Owl in flight they are my favorite because they are brilliant blue on one side and ugly brown on the other. Eva got freaked out and thought we left her (even though we were less than 20 feet from where she was playing) so she left hr brother, and went to the office and told them we were lost. Thank goodness that was our only experience of "losing" our kids on the trip. Oh, and both kids held a tarantula! Thomas who has been mortally terrified of spiders his whole life, was like, "sure I'll hold a tarantula" and then he held it twice because I did not get a picture of him the first time! The trip home was horrible, as we experienced rush-hour-like traffic in the middle of nowhere and it took us 2 hours to drive 5 miles! Ugh! Anyway, we survived Spring Break 2008.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thomas likes it! He really, really likes it!

Thomas has got to be the most finicky eater in the entire world (after Isaac of course). That just does not work in our house because we are a family that likes to try new foods. We finally got to the point that if he did not eat dinner, he could not have anything else to eat at night. I guess he got tired of being hungry. We still have nights where it is a battle to get him to eat, but I feel we are making progress. Anyway, I know it is silly, but I am posting because Thomas has finally discovered the joy of artichokes! And, to totally change the subject, he has finally figured out how to ride his bike, or should I say how to brake his bike without jumping off of it. Life is good!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

We have a new way to get hurt at our house!!

Well Kd has finally talked me into getting a trampoline. In its "Bad Idea if you have Children Category", the National Federation of Yard Safety, ranks the trampoline one point under "Rabid Dog", and one point over "Lawn Darts". I've set the thing up and the kids and even Kd has been able to try it out. I still need to make it a little safer by adding the safety barrier. Actually I think I am biased against trampolines. I almost broke my neck once while frolicking merrily on my best freinds trampoline.

Sorry about this but I am going to post another Time Lapse video.

The kids were so excited that they actually got their rooms clean. You can also see how eager they were to help in the assembly process. If you pay attention at the end you will see that I was really struggling to figure out how to secure the blue skirt. Anyway hope you enjoy.

Here are some random pictures:

Timothy loves to climb!

Eva and Thomas, Not Fighting (a rare thing indeed)

Timothy decided to go under the table

Coolest guy around

I like cheese

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Vacuuming the living room

Just having fun w/ the new computer

Notice how Timmers is following me around at the end.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Eva's new Doggie

Eva has been bugging me for 3 days to let her "post" so here it is!

I was in my parents room with Timothy, when I found a white scarf. I thought what should I do with this? Well this is what I thought of: Timothy can be my new puppy! So I put the scarf on Timothy,like a puppy(around his chest, so he woulden't choke, of coarse!) I walked him around the house a couple of times, I tried to keep him out of the bathroom, but all he wanted was to be with Mom! On Saturday night we had Patio for dinner, Timothy was on all fours, begging like a real dog.And thats the end of my story.
Written and typed by Eva

Friday, February 22, 2008

My bag of tricks

So FOREVER ago Amelia tagged me, and I am just getting around to it. I love bags! So I don't mind being tagged about what is in mine! I do not just have one bag that I regularly use. I took a picture of my diaper bag and what is in it, since it is used the most. Back to the I love bags statement. Seriously, I do. Right before Amelia tagged me I bought my current diaper bag on e-bay. It is awesome! It is a "Men's" diaper bag by "The Mustard Sprout" it retails for about $90 (I did not pay anywhere near that ridiculous price)and it has all sorts of cool storage including a cell phone/mp3 player pocket on the strap. My justification for buying it was that Clay neede a bag he wouldn't mind carrying, but it is really mine.

Heres what is in my bag: My Bebe' au Late' that lets me nurse in public discreetly. 3 baby spoons(why 3?), infant tylenol, 2 pens and a pencil, aloe vera hand lotion, first aid kit, bag for dirty clothes, portable changing pad, tithing slips, Ensign, Primary Program for the year, Primary book for my calling in the Presidency, Timothy's mittens, Zwieback toast, carabeener, diaper, wipes, A&D ointment, Luna bar, disinfecting hand gel, CEU pen on a chain (Go Eagles!), lip gloss, 2 things of carmex, tin of Lake Powell mints, Extra gum, sticky notes.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I Love Clay!!

Last week my laptop crashed, so that has been my excuse for not updating our blog. I do have a "normal" computer downstairs, but heaven forbid I go down and use it!! Since we chose not to have TV, our computer is our lifeline to the world, so Clay decided to "surprise" me with a new laptop. If anyone knows me, they know I love surprises, but....I am not very patient, and I have a way of finding things out. In this case, Clay couldn't bring himself to spend that kind of money without my input, so we both decided on it together. We ordered it from Dell last Tuesday and it was delivered today! It is awesome, but taking some getting used to (Vista urg!) Life is good, last week Timothy slept through the night 2 nights in a row! Eva and Thomas are both doing very well in school and we are grateful that they have teachers that challenge them instead of ignoring their bright intellects. Both of them are scoring off the charts on their mothly tests. Clay and I have been painting like crazy so that we can move back into our master bedroom. I will take pictures when we are done. I love this house, life is good, I love Clay!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Been Tagged Muaght

I've been tagged by Richie. I'll do this today since I'm off work and doing nothing else. I should be texturing walls in our bedroom or cleaning but this is far more important.

10 Years ago today (Jan 1998)

I had been home from my mission for 2 years. I had been working for Stan Hurst for almost 1 year and I was 2 months away from getting married to Kd. I wouldn't have thought that in 10 years I would have 3 beautiful children a home and be living in 6th ward.

5 things on my to-do list today:

1) Laundry

2) Walk to City office and pay utility bill

3) Call Kedric Redd and ask to borrow his Kreig jig. (I'm building some Cabinets/shelves for SJ Counseling)

4) Play Halo

5) Begin studying next weeks Sunday School lesson

Snacks I enjoy:

1) One full can of Garbanzo Beans

2) Banana Creamies

3) Sunflower seeds

4) Fruit smoothies

5) Chatos (delicious fruit drinks sold at roadside "tiendas" in Guatemala. they are packaged in plastic bags and sometimes sold frozen)

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

1) Pay off all my debts as well as those of my closest family.... yes that does include anyone reading this.

2) Get my pilots license and buy a small plane

3) Travel

4) Invest in job opportunities for Blanding and surrounding area

5) Buy a new pair of sneakers

6) Pay Richie to write a play based on Enders Game

3 of my bad habits

1) Leaving candy wrappers, soda cans, and other opened packaging all over the house. (especially around the chair that I sit in to play the 360)

2) Eating foods that give me heartburn

3) Procrastination

5 places I have lived:

1) Blanding, Ut.

2) Page, Az.

3) Momostenango, Guatemala

4) Phoenix, Az.

5) Helms Deep

5 jobs I have had:

1) Boiler Man (SJ School District)

2) Collections Agent (Southwest Student Services) Richie you better pay those student loans or I'll be calling to offer you a Foreberance

3) Produce Dude (Canyon Country)

4) Janitor

5) Lumber and All Knowing Guy (SJBS)

5 things people don't know about me.

1) My sister and I used to spend hours everyday playing with our imaginary friends

2) I love reading opinions and anything that contains opposing view points

3) When I was a teenager I imagined myself forming a rock band and performing at a school assembly

4) I defend truck drivers

5) I use the same password for everything and it is the title of a book that my best friend and I found while in middle school that we both found amusing.


1. Tyler Perkins

2. Amelia Perkins

3. Morgan Glover

4. Gail Glover

5. Worthy Glover Jr.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Goofy Goobers

Kids are so much fun!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Touring the World with my Rock Band

There are so many things we love about our new home. The huge rock fireplace, (or rock climbing wall as Clay likes to call it) is not one of them. We have several ideas for how to disguise it, but not enough time to implement those ideas. We have re-textured, and painted the living room walls, so part of the room at least looks new. We have moved out of our bedroom and into the nursery so that we can re-texture and paint our room. It is really nice to have a good home and a good yard. We are really enjoying our neighborhood and our ward. We are really happy and doing well.

I got Rock Band for Christmas! It has been so much fun to play it together as a family. Clay and I have spent several nights staying up late "touring the world". We keep saying, "one more song" and before we know it, it is midnight! Both kids are pretty good at all the instruments. We also got Guitar Hero, and Eva is really good. Timothy thinks he should be allowed to play guitar -- maybe in a few years buddy.

Clay's family came over Christmas night and we had a lot of fun playing together

So now the Glovers need to come over and play with us!