Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mmmmmm...Honey, the Native Kind

I was recently stalking, I mean viewing my good Friend Pooba's blog and found this wonderful giveaway!!


It is the co-founder of Native Honey purses & bags.....I would SOOOOO love to win Ü There are many ways to enter, and really..what do you have to lose?!


(Hopefully you will lose because that would mean I would win! Seriously, though - there is always next time)

I've never owned a Native Honey purse, but I can tell you that I LOVE to shop and I would proudly promote Native Honey in a responsible fashion and with incredibly cute clothes and accessories.
So, cross your fingers for me!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I need a tissue because I blessed you...

This is the latest in toddler language..

Jayden: Momma, I need a tissue because I blessed you

Me: You mean sneezed?

Jayden: Yeah, that's what I said mom I blessed you!


Next time someone asks me if I'm bilingual I can honestly answer YES

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Snake Breath, God and Boobs

Tonight Jayden, Casey and I were on the floor in the living room and I proceeded to have the funniest conversation. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

Jayden: Thanks for giving me a baby brother, I love him so so so much

Me: Aww, that's nice buddy. Casey loves you too.

Jayden: Shanna havin a baby momma, why it not a boy (my thoughts exactly Ü)

Me: Well, God decides what we will have....boys or girls

Jayden: How did God made us?

Me: He just does, God is Great!

Jayden: I think he glues us together

Me: Laughing You think so?

Jayden: Will Shanna's baby have boobs?

Me: Jayden, we don't talk like that

Jayden: Ok mom. But Shanna has boobs

Me: JAYDEN!

Jayden: Ok, mom I won't talk like that. Mom?

Me: Yes Jayden

Jayden: Your breath stinky

Me: Laughing What does it smell like?

Jayden: Like snakes, like snakes who ate cheeseburgers

(That's funny, that's what I had for dinner!)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Blog Exchange!

I particpated in a Valentine's Blog Exchange this year. The Domestic Dork set it up and paired you with bloggers in your area. The idea was to make or buy a Valentine's gift to send to your partner and then blog about it. My partner was Dreamer.
Well, about a week before Valentine's, Sara e-mailed and asked if we could meet to exchange the gifts since hers could break. She read my blog and recognized Jayden's school and it was only about a mile from her house! Well, between the two of us (ok mostly me) we missed eachother the first time, but ended up meeting on Valentine's Day!
I thought it was a great idea and really fun to meet Sara! Hopefully, we can stay in contact! I LOVED my gift, you put my creative skills to shame Ms. Dreamer! BTW - You are very photogenic and I'm not so I had to cheat and include a regular picture of myself!
Sara and Me! (Why do I look Chinese?)

She made a really cute candle holder and wrapped a delicious chocolate bar in a homemade wrapper!

I forgot to take a picture of what I made her, a big Valentine's Box with modge podge vinyl and pictures all over it with some treats on the inside!
P.S. This is what I look like on a good day Sara...sorry couldn't resist!
(Yes, I'm so vain and I do think this blog is about me!)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mr. Casey

That's my heart he's holding..in case you didn't know Ü
Pure SUGAR!!
Do you notice he's past my knees??

I finally took Casey into JCP tonight for his pictures. You know, things are sure different with your second. I'm pretty sure I had at least two sets of studio photos by the time Jayden was 6 months and this is Casey's first...I'm sure I'll be paying for his therapy later on.

He's been a bit under the weather, so I thought he did GREAT. Oh, that boy has me wrapped around his little finger. He is the most smiley baby...as long as he is fed he is happy!
I can't wait until I get the actual pictures...so now people at work will actually believe I have two boys!



Trucker Green

Being back in the branches, I've found there is never a dull day. Not that Training was boring by any means, especially with my co-workers Ü

Helping the public, you never know what you're going to get. Well, in this case, it's me that fits into the special category.

I get a call from a member wanting a manager, I answer and start asking some questions. There is no response on the other line, so I say 'Hello?'

The lady responds 'This is Utah Relay, operator 1234'

I used to get these calls often in collections and the call center, so I was familiar with them. Apparently, the member was deaf and this is a system they use to place calls. You speak to the operator and they type the words for the member to read.

I continue my response and when I'm finished I'm not sure if she knows I'm done. Before I realize what's coming out of my mouth I say 'OVER'!

What the?! Did I think I was talking on a freaking walkie talkie?? By now, the girls are laughing at me and I'm pretty sure the relay operator had me on mute why she is hysterical.

Who the hell says 'over'?! That would be me...Trucker Green.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Has anyone seen my youth?

I'm approaching the age where one by one tiny little things are nagging at me that we're not in our young twenties anymore!?! Let me count the ways.

I'm sitting on Cory's lap (yes, I'm still young enough for some things ladies) and he points out the beautiful little hair making it's presence on my chin. For the last several years, these little gems have been 'popping' out more and more. A sure sign, my youth is on its way out the door.

The last several weeks my bottom teeth hurt..I mean hurt! Anytime I breathe in, they are very sensitive. So, I'm shopping at Wally World and need some toothpaste. I absentmindedly pick up a tube of Sensodine. Later that night, I'm brushing..look up in the mirror and tell Cory..OMG I'm OLLLDDDD!!! I'm actually brushing with Sensodine. Basically, my tooth enamel has already begun to give up. Sad, truly Sad.

Some of you know, I'm watching what I eat and working on my elliptical. In the mornings, I get ready for the day pretty much naked. As I look at my body, several things at once let me know my youth is long gone. Varicose veins on my legs, poor circulation (from years of smoking..5 years clean might I add!)

When I apply make-up, I add concealer and a shimmer under my eyes to hide my circles.

I look at my hands and day by day they get a little older. My hands do so much. My hands care for my children, they wipe their tears away and hug the smiles right out of them. They provide meals, a clean house and all the things a mother's hands are meant to do. They are strong when I need them to be, they are soft when I want them to be. They caress my husband, and hold his hand as he holds my heart. They write the papers that will someday soon grant me my Bachelor's. They wipe my tears away at the end of a long day when I doubt myself and they hold my head high when I remember where I come from and all that I stand for.

Yes...I think my hands have earned every wrinkle and line and characteristic that make them mine! I guess losing my youth isn't always a bad thing!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Only point guns at Margets

We went to the doctor office today, Jayden had his 4 year check up and Casey had his 6 month appointment.

While we were waiting, Jayden hugs Casey and says

'Casey, I love you. Don't point guns at people, only the margets'

'Jayden, what is a marget?'

'Ya know, Mom those big mark things.'

'Targets?'

'Ya, Margets!'

Kids, say the funniest things!

Jayden: 41" Tall - 85th percentile 33 lbs - 20th percentile
Casey: 28" Tall - 90th percentile 17.6 lbs - 50th percentile

Poor little Casey was on the wrong end of 4 shots...he was none too happy. Jayden thought it was pretty funny. Brothers for you I guess.
 
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