Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Soooo....the facebook thingy

So, I think I've made the decision not to make a decision for right now! Ha! I had lots of good yes comments including: Everyone posts their information there, you will always be in the know! ~and~ You're behind the times! It's all going digital! Everyone seemed for it. I was raring to go until I was told by a friend...."I like facebook because I hate to talk face to face," and from a younger friend, "I like facebook because I will post things there I would never say outloud!" Yikes! Call me old fashioned but a phone call or a letter, even an e-mail will work for now. Also, I've got pictures! I'm developing them today! Yeah! Ha! They're so old you won't recognize us! hehehehe.....I'll take some good ones at easter! Luv ya!


Monday, March 29, 2010

Cars, Chickens, and babies!

So, our car...yeah. We took it back to the dealer, they put in a rebuilt transmission. They gave us a rental car, and so far it seems to run well. Every little jolt makes me cringe. I have PTSD. Beyond my issues, they told us that they would keep up with us for 6 months and after that our 100,000 mile warranty will cover it. Whew! Amy is doing well, the other thing I worry about all the time, her fluid level is back up and she's drinking a ton. The baby seems fine! Good! Life is good! I knew it was a prompting to buy that warranty!

Love ya

Follow those promptings!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Of Life...and Chickens...

I've decided, because I can, that life is very good at making sure your not too comfortable. When all your ducks are in a row it throws a chicken into the line. That's what happened to us this week. The car we researched and made an educated decision buying, broke. That's right, 4 days old and the transmission went out. The very part the dealership told us was brand new. Thank heavens we bought the warranty! I tell ya, Dave says not to buy extended warranties, but I'm a true believer they will pay off 100 fold for used cars! Anywhoo, I have the flu so I turned over the rampage of the dealership to my very articulate husband. He called, he raved, he demanded our money back. They were very nice about the whole thing. They towed the car, are putting another transmission in it, and gave us a very nice rental in the meantime that I'm afraid to put my kids into. they're entirely too messy for a brand new car! They promised to keep in touch with us for 6 more months to make sure the car is still running right. Maybe Mark told them how much I enjoy writting letters. Maybe he mentioned my letter writing campaign against the state board of education. Maybe he told them how very good I am at getting my point across. Or....Maybe...they're just really nice and feel bad....It's probably the last one. I'll keep ya updated.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I got a great surprise! (I know I hate the word Got too...It's 6am!) An old friend found me, I haven't made my blog completely private so she found me a posted a comment! Yeah! Well, it's official, we sold the van. We actually had 6 people lined up to see it, but the first had cash in hand and it was sold! It was up to 130,000 miles and overdue for a major problem. It had lots of little ones. So, we fixed it the most we wanted too, and sold it. We told the man we wern't mechanics and about the little problems. Fortunatly we also found a car yesterday that we really liked and bought it. Otherwise I'd be out a car! We only have Mark's work truck without the van. We bought a Chrysler Pacifica with 67,000 miles and a 100,000 mile (not up to, 100,000, but 100,00 more) powertrain warranty that covers everything that makes the car run. That's a good piece of mind. The transmission is brand new, that makes me feel better. The kids love it. It has less cargo room then the van, that's a little concerning, but it does have roof rails, we can buy cross bars and a cartop carrier and be just fine. I hate things like this, it always makes me nervous, but with all the driving I do alone with the kids, back and forth to Oregon we needed something a little more reliable. Little Mark was disappointed it didn't have a tape player. The kids prayed for the car last night, it was hysterical, and humbling all in one. They prayed that we would not get in an accident and that the engine would run, run, run. We need that prayer! Again, Happy St. Pattys day!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March Madness!

No, we're not talking sports. Everything seems to speed up in March! Homework all comes due, midterms are here.
Be warned, this post will not be pretty! No, I'm not depressed, just venting's healthy sometimes!
Sports for the kids start in March...T-Ball this year! But the sun comes out, I start to jog outside again instead of on the elliptical in the stuffy basement. Shawn is a walking talking tornado, and I'm buying a lock for the gate so he can go outside safely, without wandering around the neighborhood. I still haven't decided on the face book thingy. Lots of great comments however. I think I've decided that I'm to busy to decide right now! Ha! I know, slow down Erin, things will get out of control. And they will slow down, give me till the end of April. If I pass this rotten Library class things will be great! The teacher I took is an online teacher, her syllabus is confusing and I completely messed up my last assignment. She gave me a Zero. That's a lot of points to miss in a one credit class. The only class I need to graduate in May!! I e-mailed her and explained why I messed up the directions. She let me resubmit, but wouldn't let me know how many points I'd earn. We'll see!...But oh well, worse comes to worse I take it again online in the summer. It's really not that big of a deal, just an inconvenience. Ha! An inconvenient truth! Gotta go...Shawn just climbed on the counter and unloaded the cupboard!!

Luv ya!

Crazy ER

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

To Facebook or Not to Facebook...

Well, as many of you know, I hate facebook. It's caused nothing but problems among my friends and people I know. It is a HUGE tool for evil if used wrong, hence the child predators posing as teens. It also sucks you in for a huge amount of time that could be spent doing something productive. I don't like everyone knowing all my buisness. I don't like that people I don't know can view my page, or that if I say no friends i offend everyone I know. It's a huge emotional drama I can't handle. I am not a dramatic person, much to my demise at times.

However, it's a great way to socially interact and network with those you know. It's a great way to share pictures, news, etc. I miss a lot of family pictures because I don't get them e-mailed anymore, it's all on facebook. I know that someday my son will want a facebook page, that scares me to death.

I like my blog. I can post info when i need to, or when I get a second. I can get comments back, and I can control all the content, ads, etc.

so, I'm letting you give me some advice. Comment your argument for or against. I will weigh all the options and post my decision sometime this month.

good luck!


Monday, March 8, 2010

What a weekend!

This weekend, I decided I need a camera. I can't post many pictures without one! But, more important than that is my cousins wedding. Rachel and Brett were married Saturday in the Bountiful, Ut temple. Picture thanks to Sara. Trisha is in the pink dress on the right. She's soon. My little sis! Crazy! Next is Jamie and Alan. They're getting married in a cute little beach cottage in Oregon. I'm SO SAD!!!! I can't be there! Darn this recession! Ooops. sorry. Anywhoo Rachels reception and luncheon were fabulous. They drive out to Indiana this far away. Trisha will be married May 21st in Portland. Jodi graduates the 15th of May in Eureka, CA. Fortunately I will be able to be at both of those. I'm so excited to see them! So, back to what I was talking about before. Rachels wedding was Saturday. Trisha's bridal shower was sunday! Whirlwind of a weekend, full of parties, and now I'm tired. But it was beautiful. Everyone is growing up so fast! I feel old. Very old, I found my first grey hair on Saturday at the wedding. My aunt pointed it out, Thanks sara! My grandfather pocketed it for his book of remembrance. ? Heheheheheh.....I love papa. Whoooo, now just homework and Spring break next week! Hopefully i'll get Haley's dress sewn, my garden prep done, and my house put together during the break. We'll see!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Much better.....

So, yesterday was my presidency meeting. I'm still very new at this calling and trying to figure it out. We had the meeting in my livingroom. All of us have young children. Haley, however, is going through an emotional stage of life that threatens my sanity. She asked for a piece of gum shortly before my counselors were to arrive. I told her not now, I'll talk to you after the meeting. She threw herself down on the floor and bawled, screamed, and begged for 30 MINUTES!!! My counselors laughed at it, saying they were glad all families were the same. I was STEAMED!!! All this over gum! I picked her up, put her in her room and told her not to come out until she was in control of herself. 30 seconds later here she comes, hiccuping, "mom....can i have some gum?" What!? I look at her " What makes you think I'm going to give you gum after that huge fit?" haley looks up..."Because I want some?" I almost started laughing...almost....Then I thought, what would a good mother do? Would she scream at her to get back in her room? Probably not...Would she give her the gum? Definetly not!? Would she ignore her and hope she goes away? Tempting, but probably not... So I have NO IDEA what a good mother would do! So I told her there was no way I was going to give her a reward for a huge fit. That did it. She was inconsolable...right in the middle of the floor during my meeting. Life....did I really sign up for this? I keep wondering if I knew what I was in for. Then I remember how cute she is, how kind she is to everyone, how adorable she is when she plays with shawn. Then I remember, how emotional I was, how devastated I was all the time, and how much everyone was against me...when I was her age...the circle of life.