Friday, October 31, 2008

Mom's ask themselves weird questions...

Why did I find french fries in my bed?

Why have I spent all morning gluing felt and staring at the cover of a Disney movie?

Why is every video I own on the floor?

Why is my shower the highlight of my day?

Why am I obsessed with eye bugers?

Why did I wash my hands no less than 15 times before lunch?

Why do I carry a camera in my pocket?

Why is my day divided into periods of sleep and poop?

Cause I'm a mom. Thanks for asking.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I started a new blog to practice my writing on. Check it out, and don't judge me too harshly.
Check out her totally boss long-john/leotard!
It was mine when I was a baby. It gets cold in northern Europe, and I'm told these tights served me well. I think they look so funny!

I suspect she is not loving this.

Kory loves his sister. He loves to be with her and gets jealous of anyone but me being close to her or holding her. It's nuts.

The pink rules our lives. All my lint is pink.

He couldn't be prouder!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Trickery leads to $50, so all is forgiven

Last night was our anual discussion meet for Young Farmers and Ranchers. YF&R is a subset of the Farm Bureau Federation, and is a great way to network and otherwise hobnob with other farmers and ranchers in our area and state. The Discussion Meet is a competition that the YF&R uses to get us talking about ag issues, and to train us for the kind of discussions that come up in committee meetings for higher levels of the federation. Last year I competed for the first time, and was an alternate qualifier to compete at the state convention. I did get to compete, and had a good time. I wasn't going to compete this year, because my baby is three weeks old and I decided it would just be to hard. I did, however, want Joe to do well, so I looked up a bunch of stuff on the internet for him to look at. As I know him pretty well, I guessed he wouldn't ever get to ready the info I got, so I read a lot of it so I could brief him on it on the way to the activity. When we got there it turned out there weren't a lot of competitors. Gwen loves to give me the peer pressure to compete, and it looked like it was shaping up to be a fairly lame meet-barely enough competitors for two rounds-which would really suck for our district. So a nice old lady watched my baby, and I competed after all. Guess what?
I won.
So now I'm $50 bucks richer and get a free trip to Boise, so I forgive you, Gwen, for being a horrible person who manipulates other people and refuses to participate. (Hee hee)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Comedy Project

The Comedy Project is an improv group out of Pocatello. Featured in this clip are my friend Josh Hurley, and Jordan Clinger (not that Jordan isn't my friend, its just more likely that you'll know who he is). It seems a timely, and for Jordan, hysterically ironic clip to have posted. I like it and hope you will too.
Happy Harvest!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Four-year-old attachment

It's hard sometimes to keep yourself from laughing at your kids. I try to remind myself that their concerns and fears are very real to them, and deserve the same respect I would like to be given. But they seem so funny.
This is Jake losing his mind with anger and frustration. I had just cut his hair. He doesn't like haircuts because he doesn't like the noise of my electric clippers. Today, in the midst of whining about how loud it all is, he looked over to the sink, where I was collecting the clippings. He grabs some out and yells at me, "MOM! These were my favorite hairs!"
I realize its a small person attachment and control issue, but its still really funny. Next time I'll be sure to give proper respect and due dilligence to weed out which hairs are favorites, and which are disposable.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mommas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.

I've been trying to upload the video and its not working, so check out this link to see my adorable little boy!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sorry it took so long, but here she is! Raena Marie Ward was born Oct 3. She weighed 6lbs 13 oz, and was 19 inches long. She is very nice and sleeps a lot. We like her cheeks!