Sunday, September 30, 2007

4 more days....

Saturday, September 29, 2007

It has begun..

When I'm pregnant I have a lot of explicit dreams. Last night I had a dream about Zac Efron. I won't go into details,but let's just say I feel dirty.

Friday, September 28, 2007

I have been awarded!

Thank you to Natalie for The Egels Nest award!

I pass this award to:

Friday's Feast

How are you today?
~Really morning sickness yet. :D

Name 3 television shows you watch on a regular basis.
~The Singing Bee,The Simpsons, and Supernatural

What’s the scariest weather situation you’ve experienced?
~A really bad thunderstorm with lightning flashes everywhere and strong winds blowing the neighbor's stuff into our yard.

Main Course
If you could wake up tomorrow morning in another country, where would you want to be?

What do you usually wear to sleep?
~pajamas when it's cold,undergarments when it's hot.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pics of the munchkins

I've been tagged!

Katie tagged me for this meme.

1) Where did you meet your husband?

~I met him in high school. We had weight-lifting class together.

2) What was the first thing you said to your husband?

~He asked me which one of us had asked him to the dance. (my friends "helped" me get over my shy-ness by singing a song asking him to go with me. He was so surprised he didn't know who had asked him)

3) Where was your first date?

~The Morp dance I asked him too. We got KFC and ate at my friend's house,then we went to the dance at our school. After we dropped the guys off I told my friends I was already twitterpated.

5) Did you have a short or long engagement?

~It was about 6 months so not long and not short.

6) Where did you get engaged?

~At my house on Christmas morning. He waited until my mom left the room and then he got down on one knee and officially proposed.

7) Where were you married?

~We were married at the church my parents attended. Then nine years later we were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple with Josh (who was 2) and I was 7 months pregnant with Brianna.

8) How did the reception go?

~It went very well but we had a line so that's what we did most of the night. If I could do it again I would only have a line for half of the time.

9) How was the honeymoon?

~We couldn't afford one so we just went to our apartment. Four years later after Adam graduated from college we took a honeymoon to California and went to Disneyland. It was a lot of fun! :)

I'm going to tag: Karla,Beth and Michelle.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


So I received this e-mail very similiar to the one NCS posted about. Apparently I've been personally selected to receive lots of dough,because good ol' John Allison and I go way back. We're talking minutes people. You can't put a price on that kind of close,personal relationship.

Don't worry,I'll remember you all when I'm sitting in my mansion.



PACKAGE IS $20,000,000.00 ALL IN $100.00 BILLS, BUT





Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Works for me!

I wanted to remember all the funny and sweet things my kids say so I bought three small notebooks to keep in my kitchen cupboard. Now when they reach a milestone or say something I want to remember I can just get their book out and write it down. I can also put the phrases in their scrapbooks when I get some time (which will probably be when they are out of the house) ;)

Head over to Shannon's for more great ideas!

Happy Wednesday!

Wordless Wednesday

Yes,that is a pair of Transformers underwear on his head. I guess if you are going to wear underwear on your head,you better pick really awesome ones.

These dreams...

So apparently I've become obsessed with blogging. Last night I dreamed that Brayden had his own blog. Yes,you heard me. My 17 month old genius was a blogger. He had links to other blogs belonging to other kids. Every time I clicked on a link,it was a new picture of a little person. This freaked me out,it was a little too Baby that is a scary movie.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Fun Contest!

Kara is having a contest to celebrate the one year birthday of her blog. She is giving away gifts from her crochet site,Kara's Custom Crochet. The items up for grabs are a lace baby blanket and two adorable pumpkin hats that are perfect for Halloween! Head on over and enter now!

It's calling to me..

The wants me to eat's sitting there looking all delicious and chocolaty-peanut buttery-melted reeses-y.

I will not cave! Do you hear me,cake of goodness? Just back off!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Monday~Fettucine with garlic toast

Tuesday~Fish and fries

Wednesday~Ar-B-Q chicken and corn

Thursday~Enchiladas and refried beans

Friday~Chicken casserole and rolls


We are having roast,potatoes and gravy,rolls and corn for dinner tonight. I am salivating just thinking about it,it's my favorite meal.

What are you all eating for dinner tonight?

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum Trailer 1

I loved this movie! It had great suspense and kept me on the edge of my seat. It was definitely worth the money! I think everyone should go see it.

What are you waiting for? GO!

My niece had her baby yesterday! Apparently the baby was in a hurry to get here because from the time my niece got to the hospital to the time the baby was born was 12 minutes! That's right,12 minutes! She weighs 7 lbs,2 oz. and is 19 inches long and they are both doing great. I can't wait to go see her! :)

Date Night!

Tonight Adam and I are going on a double date with my SIL and her hubby. We are going out to dinner and then we are going to see "The Bourne Ultimatum".

Does anyone else have fun plans tonight?

Friday, September 21, 2007

The age old question..

Why is it that as soon as your nails are painted,you have to pee?!!

Whose Line is it Anyway: Sound Effects: Tarzan

Be prepared to LYBO!

What is your favorite type of art?
~I love paintings by Simon Dewey,they are just beautiful! (sorry Kara,I stole your answer) ;)

When was the last time you got a free lunch (or breakfast or dinner)? Who paid for it?
~Last week-my SIL paid for my lunch.

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how emotional are you? ~7

Main Course
Approximately how long do you spend each day responding to emails?
~30 minutes

To what temperature do you usually set your home’s thermostat?

PPP-Digital Photography

I got my first camera when I was a teenager and over the years I have taken a lot of pictures. When digital cameras came out I had to save up the money to buy one and it was hard to be patient! I'm now on my second camera and I take it almost everywhere. You never know when that perfect moment will strike. I use my camera for gatherings,birthdays,reunions. Not to mention taking candids of my kids,which I do frequently.

My camera is an Olympus and I love the features on it. It gives me different options for the scenes I want to take such as portrait,landscape and night-time which really helps me take the best pictures. I can record short videos on it and there is even a shooting guide on the camera that gives me helpful tips. This is one of my favorite pictures that I have taken with my Olympus.

My camera is still new but when I decide to buy a another camera I will definitely check out the Nikon D300.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Financial issues...

So Adam is out of town yet again and I'm feeling down. I had a bishop's appointment tonight to talk to him about our financial struggles. I didn't want to but I'm getting stomach pains about money lately. Obviously he has to see our bank statements to see what kind of help they can give us,but all of this makes me feel like an imbecile. I feel like he's thinking "oh you can't handle your money,you must be really dumb and immature" Now I know he wasn't,he is a very nice guy. I just hate this stress and worry. I hope things look better tomorrow.

Great contest!

I would love to buy a Dyson vacuum but it's something our budget won't allow. Now I have the chance to win one! There is a great contest going on at 5 minutes for mom where they are giving away a pink Dyson in honor of breast cancer awareness month. The full price of the Dyson will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Fund and whenever a pink Dyson is purchased from Target,$40 of the price will be donated as well! My mom is a two-time breast cancer survivor so this cause is very important to me. Head on over and enter now!

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for my SIL. She is my BFF and exercise buddy. She encourages me when I don't feel like working out and she makes it fun to exercise. (an amazing feat!) She always helps me and doesn't ask for anything in return. Not to mention countless dinners she has invited me too,especially when Adam is out of town.

I'm thankful for my hubby who works so hard to provide for our family. He's a great husband and a terrific daddy to our kids.

I'm thankful for my munchkins and for the laughter they bring into our home. After going through four miscarriages,I wasn't sure if I would ever have children. I feel very blessed to have three beautiful,healthy kids.

I'm thankful for my parents who love and support me. They are good and honest people and great examples for my children. Both of them are cancer survivors and I'm grateful that they are still here with us.

What are some things you are thankful for?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


It's not even winter yet and I'm tired of being sick! I caught Brayden's cold so yay for me. At least I haven't caught diarrea from him...yet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

So today we are sharing a fun idea. Mine is an idea that my SIL passed along to me. It's not so much "fun" but useful. I buy big packages of hamburger meat so I always separate it into portions. The problem was that it always took a long time to defrost. My SIL suggested using Ziploc Freezer Bags and mashing the meat flat. Then to defrost it you put it in a hot water and within five minutes it's ready. It's also much easier to store in your freezer. For more great ideas head over to Rocks in my Dryer!

Wordless Wednesday

Biggest Loser update

Well it has been a week now. I've lost 3 lbs and I've been eating much better. I've been to the gym 6 times and I'm feeling good. Go me! :D

What's in a Name?

1.YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Mindy Windstar

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Cookie dough no-bake

3. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Purple Dog

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Dawn American Fork

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
Sou St

7. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The" + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Burgundy Diet Dr Pepper

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
Budd Frank

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
Vanilla Fields Reeses

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names)
E. Frank

11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher's last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
Hunter Honolulu

12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
Christmas Lily

13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you're wearing right now + "ie" or "y")
Strawberry Caprisy

14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
Mini-Wheats Pine

15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: ("The" + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + "Tour")
The Beading Rain tour

Monday, September 17, 2007

So today I found out that Adam got a $1.50 raise! YAY!

Now we just need to catch up so we will have the extra money.

Check out my Slide Show!

Taking a trip to London soon? You can find the best London bars at trusted They also have recommendations for cafes,hotels and shopping. If London is not in your plans,you can get information for a lot of other destinations. You can read other customers reviews and make your own based on your experiences. You can also trade your recommendations and meet new people in the process. If you are planning a trip be sure to check out Trusted Places!

Menu Plan Monday

Head over to The Organizing Junkie to join in and get some dinner ideas!

Here's my menu..

Monday: homemade chicken noodle soup (dinner at my SIL's)

Tuesday: tacos

Wednesday: chili haystacks

Thursday: burritos and tostadas

Friday: chicken and rice-a-roni

Sunday, September 16, 2007

So today while I was getting a diaper and rash cream for Brayden he climbed up on my computer chair to bang on the keyboard. All of the sudden my ears detected the unmistakable sound of puking. Yep,you guessed it...he threw up all over my computer table. Fortunately he completely missed the keyboard because it was pushed up against the monitor. I guess even Brady is old enough to understand my need for the internet.

Shannon mentioned this tool at flickr which spells your name with different pics of letters. Here's mine..

blue-s- T A C E Gt Hautbois Church

Saturday, September 15, 2007


My blog has been putting me to sleep lately,so I've decided to spice it up with pics of hawt guys!

Johnny Depp~loved him as Captain Jack Sparrow! I don't think anyone could have done it better.

Zac Efron~do I feel like a cradle robber? a little I care? nope,he's a cutie!

Christian Bale~no words needed.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday's Feast

When was the last time you visited a hospital?
~When my SIL had her baby girl. For me personally it was when Brady was born.

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how ambitious are you?
~4 or 5..I'm not ambitious

Make a sentence using the letters of a body part. (Example: (mouth) My other ukelele tings healthily.)
~Nose-Never Open Someone's Encyclopedia

Main Course
If you were to start a club, what would the subject matter be, and what would you name it?
~A scrapbooking club called Scrappin' and Stampin'

What color is the carpet/flooring in your home?
~light brown

Why do I try?

This week my kids have taken it upon themselves to mess up the house as much as they can. Every day the house has crumbs all over the floor and toys scattered from here to there. I clean it every night but you wouldn't think so if you visited me. Just now Brianna decided that Brady was a dog and dumped some crackers on the floor for him to eat. Do you think he ate them? Of course not..he went and got their toy vacuum so he could "clean" up the mess. Now instead of crackers there are cracker pieces and crumbs. It's only 9:00am and I want to crawl back in bed. I'm going to clean up the house and then take the kids to the park. That way it will stay clean for 2 hours at least.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

My first award!

Thanks to Michelle for giving me this award! She is so sweet and we've become really good friends. I admire her so much for raising her family and going to school at the same time. I'm going to share the love so here are a few people who I think deserve this award:


PPP-Black Friday Deals

The Christmas season is almost here again,which means it's time to start writing down your gift list! I love the holidays but I hate fighting the huge crowds and waiting in long lines. Thankfully I found out about a great website called They have Black Friday ads for a lot of different stores online. After you go to the website and type in your email address you will receive alerts when there are new Black Friday deals. That way you can have a lot of time to prepare your shopping list. They have deals for a lot of different stores like Wal-Mart,Target and Kohl's. I have three children so I'm definitely going to take advantage of the Toys R Us sales. At Toys R Us they have DVD's for as low as $4.99 plus some buy one,get one free deals! They also have some great deals for Best Buy which I know my hubby will appreciate. You can buy the complete seasons of Seinfeld,The Office or Smallville on DVD for only $9.99! Not to mention other DVD's for as low as $2.99!

I'm so excited because now I can buy things online without the hassle of getting up early and dealing with crowds. The site is so simple to use! If you're interested in saving time and money then this is the site for you!

THE DARK KNIGHT official teaser trailer

I'm so excited to see this movie! *squeal* I just wish there was a longer trailer,I'm so impatient!

I love doing PayPerPost!

Being a stay-at-home mom I was looking for a way to make some extra cash. Some friends of mine recommended PayPerPost and I'm so glad they did! I've already made over $50 just by posting on my blog! You make the post,submit it and that's it! I love that there are many opportunities and that I can do it day or night. It's interesting to learn about different websites and businesses that I may not have heard of otherwise. With the money I make,I can help pay off bills and then use it for fun things. If you want to get paid to blog then check out PayPerPost. sponsored content

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Great giveaway!

Head on over to 5 minutes for mom and enter to win a Rocketfish Wireless Multimedia Bluetooth Keyboard and Laser Mouse. While you are there check out their other great contests!

Time for Blogthings

You Are Lilac

You are a very innocent and pure person. Ethics matter to you.
Your friends consider you a great listener, and you often play therapist to your friends.
You are good at drawing out truths in conversation, however painful they may be.
Non judgmental and patient - people feel like they can tell you anything!

You Are Jean Grey

Although your fate is often unknown, you always seem to survive (even after death).
Your mind is your greatest weapon, literally!

Powers: telepathy and telekinesis, the ability to project thoughts into the mind of others, communication with animals

Ok this is SO me. ;)
You're an Expert Kisser

You're a kissing pro, but it's all about quality and not quantity
You've perfected your kissing technique and can knock anyone's socks off
And you're adaptable, giving each partner what they crave
When it comes down to it, your kisses are truly unforgettable

Tag,you're it!

5 Best Nights

Ok these are not all nights so I did my 5 best days/nights. Thanks to Michelle for the tag!

Night #1: Christmas day/evening~Adam proposed to me on Christmas morning and we spent the whole day together. I looked at my ring constantly,I couldn't believe I was engaged.

Night #2: The birth days of my 3 children. I've been very blessed to have healthy babies with no major complications.

Night #3: Our first night in Hawaii. We arrived at the hotel around 10:00 and we went out onto the balcony as soon as we got in our room. It was a gorgeous view and we couldn't believe we were actually there!

Night #4: The night of my 30th birthday party. My SIL planned the whole event and made me a scrapbook and gave me a poster size frame with a bunch of my temple sealing pictures in it. I had so much fun and I appreciate all of the hard work she put into the party. Thanks Karla,love ya! Take luck! ;)

Night #5: The day my hubby came home from California. He had been gone for 6 weeks and the kids and I were so excited to have him home!

Ok, the 5 people I'm going to tag to do this are: Karla, Lorie, Dawn, Sarah, and Rachel.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

My kids love this..Brady dances every time he hears it.

PPP-The Cheat to Lose Diet

How would you like to go on a diet where you can actually eat your favorite foods? The Cheat to Lose Diet works with your own body to maximize fat burning. It was discovered by diet and fitness expert Joel Marion. This diet controls the hormone leptin which is linked to your metabolism. In fact the diet's main requirement is that you cheat!

If you have a big event or party coming up,then you can plan your cheat day around it. You can eat pizza,cookies,even french fries! The program is customized just for you and it will help you reach your fitmess goals. There are hundreds of recipes to choose from along with a personal fitness plan and an online community for those times when you need motivation. You also get a daily Meal Planner that will help you eat the right balance of foods so you can get your body to burn the maximum amount of fat. So what are you waiting for? Check it out today!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I want to be the biggest loser!

My hubby's family decided to do a biggest loser competition. My BIL and SIL have a huge bank full of money that will be the prize for whomever loses the most weight by the end of the year. We are all paying an entry fee and whoever wins gets the entry fees and bank money. It's close to $400 so that is very motivating for me! :D I am going to the gym and counting calories again. Wish me luck!!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Another cute moment

I know,this is my second mushy and "awww" post but my kids have been doing some cute things lately! Brady is my little character. The pic above is him folding his arms for a prayer. Then today Bri and I were waving to Josh as he got on the bus. Brady started waving and saying "ba bye". Then he just stopped and blew Josh a kiss. It was so dang cute!

Now I'm off to Wal-Mart and Costco to spend lots of money since we are out of everything...or so it seems anyway.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

I must be doing something right

I have had a lot of days where I wonder if I'm setting a good example for my kids. Am I teaching them the important things in life? Well today I had one of those moments where I felt I was doing the right things. I fixed breakfast for Brianna and after helping her up to the table she said,"mom can I say a prayer?" I said,"sure you can" and she said "you gotta pause the movie first" (LOL) Thanks goodness for her reminder. ;)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

PPP-Electronic Disclosures

When we took out a loan for a house,I couldn't believe all of the paperwork we had to fill out. Now there are Electronic Disclosures or eDisclosures which make the whole process much simpler. All of the loan documents are converted to an electronic format called SMARTdoc which can separate the document from the data on it. It is entirely electronic and it could save thousands of dollars for everyone involved...and who wouldn't like to save money?

My new addictions

There are 2 things that I purchase everytime I go to Wal-Mart.

1. Eagle brand honey barbeque poppers. My kids and I love these things! We can go through 2 bags in 3 days. Once I start snacking on these,I have to force myself to stop. (confession: I once ate a whole bag by myself) *oink,oink*

2. Great Value Deli style seasoned potato wedges. These are sooo good and they taste just like the ones you get at a deli. Delish!!!

Books and more books

So today Josh brought home a book order packet. I remember getting so excited when we got our book orders or had a book fair. I have always loved to read and I hope to pass that on to my kids. My kids really enjoy Sandra Boynton books,especially Pajama Time and The Going to Bed Book. As for me I enjoy reading LDS fiction and romance especially books by Anita Stansfield and Rachel Ann Nunes.

So what are some of your kids' favorite books? Or your favorites?

Works for me Wednesday: Brand-Loyal Edition

Happy Wednesday to you! Today's edition of Works for me Wednesday is all about which brands we are loyal to. Personally I buy a lot of generic items but here are a few specific things I can think of..

Dove soap-I tried the generic brand and it just didn't compare. It left my skin so dry and itchy.

JIF peanut butter-Simply the best..better than all the rest. (sorry I was having a Tina Turner moment)

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese-It's the cheesiest..'nuff said.

Huggies or Kirkland diapers are what I usually buy for my son. The only diapers I won't buy are Dri Bottoms,I don't like those at all! My favorite baby wipes are Kirkland as well. I love the packages because they are easy for travel and the wipes are really thick.

Eucerin healing ointment is great for preventing diaper rash. It makes a really good barrier for wetness.

Now head on over to Rocks in my Dryer and see what brands other people are fond of!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Detectors Save Lives

Earlier this year a friend of mine,Michelle,lost her sister-in-law and best friend to a natural gas explosion. Now she is trying to spread the word about methane gas detectors. She started this website and she has posted a lot of information that could save the life of someone you know. She wants to make sure that every family knows that a $60 device can protect them from poisoning or explosion due to methane and propane gas or carbon monoxide. Click here to enter a drawing she has on her site and you could win a free detector. What she is doing is very important so please visit her site!


There is a new type of software that allows you to sign documents electronically. It's called eSign and there are three different ways you can sign your documents.

1. Click to Agree - Easily sign documents by clicking a simple agreement
2. Electronic Signature Pad - Similar to devices common at retail stores
3. Tablet PC - Sign your name with a digital pen directly on the screen

Now borrowers can sign their loan documents anywhere there is web access. Encomia software is so flexible,it can be installed directly on your computer or it can be accessed on the web.

When you use the software you will be guided though the signing process and there are tutorials and wizards to assist you. The software alerts you if there is any incomplete information in the documents and it includes an option to sign each of the documents individually or all at once with one signature.

Digital signatures are as safe,binding, and secure regardless of the electronic signing method used. Encomia's software also locks an encrypted digital stamp on each signature, and it is tamper proof to prevent any alterations of your documents.

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Bud Light - Black Teddy with Satin Sheets and Cold Bud Light

This makes me giggle every time!

Can you spare some change?

I am gathering up every coin in my house so I can get money to deposit into our account so we don't go too far negative. I hate these weeks! If anyone has some coins they would like to donate I'll send you my address. ;)

Thank goodness payday is Friday!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

It happened again..

My SIL and I had a trip to the zoo planned for tomorrow but her little one is sick so we decided to go another time. Back in June we had plans to go but Brady and I got strep throat so we were the ones to cancel last time. Luckily I didn't tell the kids about the zoo,just that I had something fun planned. After disappointing my kids countless times (according to them),I realized it's better not to say anything until we are going FOR SURE! We've decided to take our kids to the Kangaroo Zoo instead. Josh has been there once and loved it,and Bri and Brady haven't been there at all. Then we are having a B-B-Q here at the house so hopefully my kids will get worn out and sleep good tomorrow night! :-)