Monday, September 29, 2008

Why I write...

For those of you that know me very well, you know that I am not much of reader or a writer.  But, I have really got into blogging.  I found this quote on someone else's blog, and I decided that it really explains why I have/write on a blog.

You don't write because you want to say something; you write because you have something to say.  ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mountain Dew Lantern Attempt #1

David got this e-mail that has a video of guys making a giant glow stick out of mountain dew, baking soda, and peroxide. Here is...
Attempt #1.
Hypothesis: We are capable of following simple directions and therefore acheive similar results.
Data:

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Results: Dew fizzes when you add baking soda. Hands smell of vinegar after reaction even though vinegar is not used. The only light we acheived was from my nifty flip flops that light up in the dark.

Conclusion: We did not acheive similar results therefore we cannot follow simple directions. Although we did not get the desired effect we did learn that Dew fizzes when you add baking soda. After further investigation it was discovered that contamination by saliva took place, and could have hampered the results. It was also discovered that the experiment was conducted 30 minutes after opening the said Dew, so if carbonation plays a main factor in the reaction, this may have had a negative effect. It was ALSO discovered that 1/4" of Dew was to be left in the bottle, not 1/4 of the bottle. Our new hypothesis states that if we weren't ding dongs and listened carefully to the directions, the reaction may be duplicated.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Spider Conspiracy

For those of you who don't know about my spider conspiracy theory, I will elaborate...
From a young age I decided that spiders had a vendetea against me. On occasion a hobo (spider not grocery cart man) would follow me across the floor, or run across my blanket on my bed (true story), or stalk me from beneath the ledge in the bathroom. Well, David thinks that I am insane. He does not understand that all arachnids are out to get me! (Or atleast scare the crap out of me, I actually haven't been bit by any of these perpetrators) Well, tonight I got more proof for my theory....
I saw a huge spider by our porch light, so I wanted to get the camera to zoom in and see if it was a catface or something else. So I went out and took a few pictures to look at when all-of-a-sudden the spider dropped all the way down to the steps. It scared me, so I jumped back down the stairs. No sooner than I stepped off the first stair, then the spider started to run to the edge of the same stair. So I stepped down to the ground and yelled to David. (Like a whimpy girl I might add. Pretty sad calling to my injured husband!) Then the spider followed me down all 3 stairs! He was after me I tell you!!!
Needless to say David got the cats and the dog away from the door, and I dashed up the stairs and in the door before the spider could wrap me up in it's web of death!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Franken-Dave

This is one of those pictures where you are supposed to look close to see if there is anything out of the ordinary. No, it isn't that Dave doesn't have a shirt on (trust me that is relatively ordinary), or that he is pasty white at the end of summer. If you look closely at his right shoulder, you will see that my husband, my one true love, is turning into...
Franken-Dave!!!
(Evil laughs fill the room as young children run screaming "mommy!")
Ok, so the real story is that Dave got shoulder surgery on Tuesday to repair the damages he aquired playing tag with the ocean and lifting lopt-sided boxes over his head at work. Although his mental stability is in question, (I can say this, because he threatened to punch the nurse that wouldn't let him out of bed in the recovery room) his pain level is staying pretty low due to the high doses of controlled substances that are being ingested at regular intervals. If you would like to contribute to the taunting of this poor man, feel free to comment. Otherwise, all donations can be sent to the "HDRHSF" (Help Dave Regain His Sanity Fund) @ 375 W 1st S Rigby, ID.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ella's 1st Day of Pre-School

This year Ella is going to Little Chickadee Preschool. Awhile ago they had an open house and let the kids come in and find their name on a chick and check out the classroom, so when the 1st day of school came Ella was really excited!
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Last Wednesday was the day she finally got to go to school. When we got there David walked her into the house, (The preschool is in the basement of my step-sister Cajsa's house) and they headed down to the preschool. When we got to the preschool room Ella got to find her chair. Although she can't read, she does know what her name looks like, so she was so excited to find the chair with her name.
Her teachers told me that she was quite shy if they talked directly to her, but that when they asked questions to the entire class she was glad to answer. Doesn't sound like anyone I know... (I was/am always REALLY shy as a kid!)
It is crazy to think that I have a 3 year old, and that she is already going to school! Where'd the time go?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dancing Babies...

The other day I was watching Lisa's 3 youngest kids while she worked. While they were here I put Elena and Sydnee in the crib for a minute. While they were there they decided that it was fun to hold on to the rail and dance. (please forgive my improv dance music)

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Another Mess

As is common place with a baby, Elena kept having the intense desire to run her face while she was eating her vegetables tonight. The end result looks like someone was throwing food at her, not feeding it to her. OH WELL, thus is the joys of motherhood!!

I love playing TAG!!

These are the rules: list 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 surprising facts and then tag 5 other people. Leave a comment for the people you tag so they know they have been tagged. (Dave & Brook)

3 Joys
1. My Girls
2. My Wife (aw...isn't that sweet
3. The gospel
1. Singing with my girls
2. Petting my kitties
3. Clocking out of work on Friday evening

3 Fears (the superficial type)
1. Bees and Wasps
2. Heights
3. Small Spaces (let me out mommy I'm scared)
1. SPIDERS
2. Looking out the window at night and seeing someone looking back at me
3. Walking in the dark by myself

3 Current obsessions/collections
1. Smart A_ _ T-shirts
2. History Books
3. Kitchen Gadgets (I'm a girl, what can I say)
1. BLOGGING (If I get to bed without my nightly blog reading I am not a happy person)
2. Cake pans of every size, shape, and material
3. Applying filters to my digital pictures to make them funny (Dave hates it when I do that)

3 Surprising Facts (maybe not so surprising)
1. Including my wife I have only ever kissed 6 girls
2. I considered getting a tattoo
3. As a kid I wanted to be in "Classic Sound" a song and dance touring group.
1. When I was a kid I once ran out of the bathroom butt naked singing born to be wild
2. My kids have elf ears (honey I promise I've been faithful...)
3. I am practiced in the ancient art of macrame


I TAG...
1. Sherie Cagle
2. Melissa Archibald
3. Jennifer Cederstrom
4. Catherine Cederstrom
5. Joann Poulsen