Friday, November 30, 2007

So Funny!

So my brothers have been down in my neck of the woods a lot lately. They are building a house about 15 minutes away from mine so the last few weeks they have been crashing on my floor as they finish the touch ups and what not on this house. So tonight they were over and I had to finish a project I was helping w/. I had to basically put a scripture on a poster board (for the young women's rooms for all the building in our stake) but make it cute! So I was working on it this evening and my 2 very adult brothers decided they were bored. So they wanted to help. So I put them to work. Zo liked inking edges of paper and manning the glue gun. And James is a huge fan of all things sticky. They said that it was lame the whole time, but I think this picture speaks for itself.
They were awesome helpers and I managed to finish all 7 boards and the 4 inserts for the presidency's binders. This was just too funny to me not to post! (in fact when they realized I took a picture I hid the camera just in case they deleted the picture then when we finished I ran in here to post before it could go anywhere!!)

The finished product! Thanks guys!! Don't hate me for posting this!!

Funny guy!

Okay so Seth is learning to read and I borrowed a book from my dad called "my parents married on a dare". Well Seth sounded out the title and then asked me what a dare was, this is the conversation that followed...
me: it is kinda like a challenge
him: (blank stare)
me: well kinda like if somebody said to you "i dare you to jump off the stair" kinda like that, like "let's see if you can do it" Does that make sense?
him: (light bulb clicks) OH I get it. But that isn't a very good thing cuz when you get married you are in church clothes and you aren't supposed to jump off stairs in church clothes.

Oh my goodness I had the hardest time not laughing! Then I had to explain that a dare could mean other things too not just jumping off stairs.

Another one...
last night I was eating a bowl of ice cream and he came out of his room to go potty and came to get one more hug before going to sleep. While hugging me he looks at my ice cream so after the hug...
me: you're going to ask for a bite of my ice cream aren't you?
him: are you going to say "yes" if i do or no?
he got a bite!

i love the way they think!

Monday, November 26, 2007

My Hubby!

So today is our 8th anniversary! I am not good at sappy stuff so suffice it to say I love this crazy man and am glad we got married 8 years ago! (insert more sappy stuff if you so desire)

So the deal in our house is that he plans some sort of anniversary date while I plan Valentine's Day. So I knew that he had made plans for Friday morning and that we weren't going to the valley. So I assumed he would take me to Denny's for breakfast and then maybe to our newly opened Harkins. (which would have been okay but kinda lame considering our past anniversaries, (he is really good at the anniversary game)). Anywho, Carly came down for pie on thanksgiving and while we were eating she mentions something about how late it is going to be when we get there. Well that is when I said "wha what?" So he had planned 2 weeks ago for Carly to come stay the night and we got to go to Tuscon and stay in the Marriott. It was the best. The bed was seriously so comfy and we had no midnight visitors and we got to sleep in a little, and enjoy breakfast out, we haven't gone to breakfast in forever and that is my favorite! So it was awesome, we came home and then later that day we were gonna go visit some friends. Well while he was getting ready to go his phone rings and I proceed to answer. The girls then asks to talk to Eliott, who I say can't come to the phone but I will take a message, so this was the message:
can you please let him know that the drill repair guy is done w/ his drill and he can pick it up whenever he wants.
okay a little confused, but he did take the battery for our drill to work w/ him earlier that week to see if it needed to be replaced, although he never told me it was being repaired. So I go to ask him if it was being repaired and he looked confused as he told me no, so I tell him the conversation and he just looked at me and then it clicks "she said JEWELERY" that's right! My wedding ring has had a loose diamond for I don't know how long so my finger hasn't been married for quite a while. So the best husband ever got my ring fixed for me and he took me to a hotel and he got a babysitter! what more could a girl want!!
Love you babe!
(by the way this is the most recent picture I had of him, but it fit his goofball side, so I left it!)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

My New Friend...

So this is my new friend.
Blogging friends meet Bar Keepers Friend
Bar Keepers Friend meet blogging friends.
Now that you have all been properly introduced let me tell you a little bit about my new friend. I met her in the grocery store (I go to walmart) in the "comet" section. My friend Wendy told me how awesome she was so I went to seek her out and then there she was. It was love at first use. Yes I totally "use" this friend, I try not to do that to friends but her I do. It is pretty much a one sided friendship. But I truly love her. She cleans my glass top stove like no other. If you have never heard about this little friend you should seek her out. (okay seriously I just put a little on my stove top and use a little green scrubby and rub, not even using elbow grease, and wa-la my stove is clean!)
So I encourage you all to make friends with her and use her!
That is all for now. Thanks for coming!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tagged again!

1. What time is it? 12:37 pm
2. What's your full name? Jennifer Rae Reynolds
3. What are you most afraid of? Not raising my children in a way that helps them become the people I hope they become.
4. What is the most recent movie that you have seen in a theater? Harry Potter
5. Place of birth? St. George, Utah
6. Favorite food? pizza and chicken marsala from olive garden
7. What's your natural hair color? brown and as I get older it gets more red in it. (mostly in the sun, but still it is fun!)
8. Ever been to Alaska ? nope
9. Ever been toilet paper rolling? heck yes I have!
10. Love someone so much it made you cry? not really a cryer sorry!
11. Been in a car accident? we were rear-ended on the way to church when I was prego w/ lydia but the only thing that happened was that the other car wiped a layer of dust off our bumper, so is that really a car accident?!
12. Croutons or bacon bits? Croutons for sure!
13. Favorite day of the week? saturday i guess
14. Favorite restaurant? no window - olive garden, window - chick-fil-a
15. Favorite flower? gerber daisy
16. Favorite sport to watch? gymnastics when it is olympic time, other wise i can sit through baseball but never ever football, and i never choose to watch any of them
17. Favorite drink? pink lemonade
18. Favorite ice cream? Mint Chocolate Chip ... from baskin robins, although blue bunny used to make "exquisite mint" ooooh it was so good but now it is gone.
19. Disney or Warner Brothers? Disney
20. Ever been on a ship? a ferry to catalina is the closest. oh wait we went to visit some war ship in san diego.
21. What color is your bedroom carpet? gray (yuck!)
22. Before this one, from whom did you get your last e-mail? costco
23. What do you do when you are bored? i love to scrapbook, blog, read, and sleep, so if I ever get bored i might do those but I am too busy to be "bored"
24. What is your bedtime? 10ish, depends on the night
25. Who will respond to this e-mail the quickest? I'm not doing the email version, but I TAG ...everyone!!!!
26. Who is the person you sent this to that is least likely to respond? people w/ out blogs or the random person who was blog hopping and came across me and for some random reason read my random things. (by the way, hi random blog hopping person!! leave a comment!!)
27. Who is the person that you are most curious to see their response? Everyone! I love reading & learning random things about people.
28. Favorite TV show? Office,and right now we are watching all the seasons of "lost" so we can catch up and watch the new season when it starts, (we thought it was lame when it was a new show but our friends talked us into watching them all in a row, and we love it!)
29. Last person you went to dinner with? Eliott i think, that seems like the most likely person so ya, Eliott!
30. What is your favorite vacation spot? what is a vacation?
31. What are your favorite colors? Pink (so weird it was never my favorite growing up, but I am totally in love w/ pink now!)
32. How many tattoos do you have? none, but I have freckles!
33. How many pets do you have? None for now but i have people working on me to get a dog.
34. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? does it even matter? why is this even a question? they are both here, let it go!
35. What do you want to do before you die? live at least one more day
36. Have you ever been to Hawaii ? i think this falls under the category of "vacation" so that would have to be a "NO"
37. Have you been to countries outside the U.S. ? france and italy (okay i know i was sassy about vacation but seriously this was in high school)
38. How many people are you sending this e-mail to? Just putting it on my blog.
39. Type the first word that comes to mind to describe yourself. right now... um i have to say a little bit cranky.
now copy and paste, but first you can comment!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pay It Forward!

So I found this on Carly's blog and thought it looked fun. Plus I am feeling crafty, now that my house is somewhat clean. So anyway...
"I will send a handmade gift to the first three (3) people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange.You may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. (So, you must have a blog to participate.) I can't wait to see who I will be giving to. To join, just cut and paste this on your blog and comment away. So get posting!! 'Tis the season for giving...and blogging :)"
So if you want to recieve an awesome "jen-made" gift leave a comment.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

So Pathetic!

This was last week when Riley was sick (she is better now) I think she was waiting for breakfast. She was talking to me and then a few minutes later I find this!

And this one is of Lexi, the day before I found out she had pneumonia. I took her to Mesa that day and ran errands w/ her. I feel a little bit bad that I made her do that now knowing how sick she was. On the less abusive side at least I didn't leave her w/ a sitter, like the other girls! (i like to justify my "mom of the year" moments until they seem less "mom of the yearish"!!)
And last but not least on the day I took Lex around I put her hair in her first "real" ponytail! Whoo hoo!! I was so excited and she looked so stinkin cute! I love big girl ponytails!


Seth had his primary program today so Eliott's mom came to watch. After sacrament meeting we went home. She made stew for us for dinner so she came over after church to drop it off. While I was trying to get the kids lunch and Lexi was screaming she came up w/ a brilliant plan. She took Riley and Seth home w/ her and she will bring them back tomorrow! Man I love that woman!! So now I only have 2 kiddos. Granted it is the sick ones, I tried to get her to take lexi but I can't imagine why she didn't want too!! Did I mention that Lydia has croup? Man life is fun!! But for the next 24 hours I only have 2!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

So much Fun!

Okay so not really! Yesterday I had Lydia's 9 month check-up. Well they now draw blood at that check-up. So I had this brilliant idea to have somebody watch my other kiddos so that I didn't have to chase kids around the lab and could really focus on Lydia while she was being tortured (seriously it is one of the saddest things to see, they strap them on this little board thing and have 3 straps going over her little body) Well that was my genious plan until my kids decided to get sick, and I couldn't take them to my friends house because they would then pass it on. And not to mention Lexi has been doing nothing but laying on me since Tuesday or Wednesday. So I call and get Lexi an appt at the same time. Well we get in there and when the doctor listens to Lexi's chest she tells me that she wants an x-ray, it could be pneumonia. So I then take my to diapered kiddos to the back of the clinic to get x-rays for X and blood drawn for Lyddie. We did the blood first and then a nurse came and took Lex to get the x-ray. I gotta say it was really sad having somebody else take her back there especially when I could hear her crying. So then we go back in the room and in comes the nurse... Lexi has pneumonia. So weird! Then they got flu shots. It was torture day at the doctor's office. I really wanted to take a picture of the Lydia being all strapped down but I felt bad so I didn't. I think the only thing sadder than that is picturing Lex getting her chest x-ray. Seriously there is some mid-evil stuff going on. For those of you who have never seen it, they put the kid on this little seat, like a bike seat and then bring a plexi glass tube like thing around them and lift their arms above their head and close the tube thingy. It is so sad, Seth had it done at 4 months old, pure torture. Anyway so life over here has been a little crazy, Lexi just wants to be held all day long. She never cuddles so I am totally enjoying the cuddle time, but a few minutes to do dishes would be nice. My house is a disaster. Any volunteers to come clean??!! On the up side, somebody must have known I needed help, because Seth and Riley were fabulous at the doctor's office. They behaved so well it was wonderful! The end!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

A little bragging going on...

Okay so I went to find Riley a dress for Halloween and I thought they were all cheesy and to expensive for being so cheesy. So I decided to take a yellow bridesmaid dress and turn it into a Belle dress. So... I did!
I came home from walmart one day and finished it that night. With out a pattern. And I really made it a top and skirt instead of a dress but still! Oh and the picture of Belle doesn't' do the dress justice it was way cuter and poofier in person! Anyway here is a before and after!
I made Seth's costume too, but I have to give "kudos" to Kristine, I just copied her on the lighter tan part of the costume. Then later I made the robe.


And now the moment you have all been waiting for! My fabulous Halloween post!
Okay so I think it is fabulous! We really only have one Halloween activity and that is our ward trunk or treat. They always have a potluck chili night and horse rides and this year they added some games. It was a fun night. My little kiddos dressed up as:
Lydia - Cinderella
Alexis - Snow White
Riley - Belle
Seth - Obi Wan
They were all so cute! (a little pat on the back if you will... I made Seth's and Riley's costumes.)
We first did our trunk or treating then Seth decided he wanted to ride the horses. We went over to hang out by the horses and Eliott took Seth and Riley over to pet one that was just standing there and Riley decided she wanted nothing to do w/ it so she came over to stand next to me. I was hanging out w/ my friend Wendy (who owns the horses) and while we were talking there was no line so Riley decided again she wanted to get on one so she actually did (totally blew me away since last week she wouldn't ride the pony!) so she took a ride and a little while later we look over and Steve (Wendy's husband) had put her on again and she was totally fine! It was so cute. And of course Seth loved it. He even rode one time bare back. So all in all it was a fun night till we were walking back to our car from the horses and Seth discovered that somebody had taken his bag of candy. He had put it under the front of a car while riding the horses and then it was gone. It was such a sad thing for him to have to deal w/ (better now than later with something more valuable or more important I say!! but still so sad!)
Anyway and now the pictures...

Friday, November 2, 2007


Coming Soon! Stay tuned, I am off to visit my niece and will try to get back to my blog just as soon as my house resembles a house and not a pig sty!

I can't believe it!!!

GASP!!! I am so honored to be receiving this award! First I would like to thank all the little people. I especially like the conductor one that rides in front on the little train.
Second thanks Lindser-Lou! My awesome blogging buddy that nominated me!! Whoo hoo!
I pick...
Random Thoughts Nichole
Hula Dancing Nettie
Chicago Living Erin
Baby growing Kristine
New Mom Tawni

(I mean, come one how do I just pick 3 that's not fair, I love everybody!)
Congrats!! Whoo Hoo you won! Now you get to pass it on!!

P.S. I am completely aware of the level of cheeseyness that this falls under but it is still fun!!