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Friday, December 19, 2008

I am so mad, mad, mad #$%^&* enviromentalist!

I knew that today was the day that the BLM was selling drilling rights in Utah so I was keeping an eye on the news, and was infuriated at this news article. KSL News Article I am so mad, first of all some of the leased were pulled before they even had the auction, "because the parcels were near some wilderness areas." Yes that is correct near. (sorry my computer crapped out on me and I had to restart.) I got this out of the Moab Times newspaper, which I left at my parent's house. When I tried to search for the article I couldn't find it. So I hope I got the quote right. Anyway I am really so mad at this total idot, he bid on leases that he never intended on paying for, and jacked up the prices for drilling companies buying the leases. No wonder the gas prices are all over the charts. I believe that Heavenly Father gave us this land and we should use it not abuse it. I wish that these environmentalist would put as much time, money and energy into working on renewable energy resources, instead of tearing down our struggling economy. Not to mention the amount of money we as tax payers are going to have to shell out because of the mess that this one person has created. I am so mad. I have to take a break, Check back later after I have cooled down and I may write some more. Here is some info from the BLM website

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I finished! Now Christmas can come.

I finished the boot stockings I purchased last year and never had time to get them done.

The kids have been bugging me all year to get these done. I still want to get a glitter pen and do some fancy names on them, but that can wait, I don't want to overdo myself! I would hate to run out of things to do.


This is my light fixture in my kitchen, I made my sisters look at greenery for hours at Tia Pan Trading, and then ended up using things I already had.

People have been asking me about my house, well the only room that I have done is the Dining Room, so here is a picture. Keep bugging me though, because one day I am going to finish decorating.

Here is Parker's finished gingerbread house. I love how he did the chimney, and then as he was decorating a lot of the candy turned into bobie-traps. He is such a boy! I think this is what we are going to get Jer for Christmas, what do ya think?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Cheer

Parker's school did a little singing program for Christmas, he was so excited because he got to sing the "Grinch Song". I was impress by the program that was put on, but I was very put off how rude everyone was during the performance. People were walking around the whole time, and I took a video of the kids singing, but it turned out awful because the people sitting next to me were so loud, and were saying the rudest things. Parker sang great and loved doing it.
The other great thing that Parker's school did was decorating Gingerbread houses. Payton and I went into his classroom to help, and Payton ended up getting to decorate one too. My favorite picture is her with all the candy spread out in front of her, The girl was in heaven. Parker was very proud of his house.
Payton at the Candy Table

Parker working hard.



It has been very cold here, and then it started snowing not my favorite weather, but it did make a pretty picture.

I also wanted to say Thank You to my sweet husband. I ripped the old kitchen faucet out with my super hero strength. (Actually just went to turn it and it just snapped off in my hand. I tried to blame it on the kids, but Jer saw right through it.) So here it is my shiny new faucet. Jer is so awesome, he works so hard for our family, and then comes home, and works harder to fix everything we broke in his absence. He also is the first to go and help anyone else who needs help, and all my Uncles love him.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Crazy Kids, Christmas Cards, and My Grandma Mary Jean

Well I guess since I can't sleep I might as well keep you up too! So yesterday I was in taking a shower, and I was just getting out when I heard a lot of screaming. So I cracked the door open to find out what was going on, and I see streakers running down the hall. Now I don't have the most modest children, but it is super cold where we live, so I just stood there listening. The conclusion that I came to was that they had been outside doing snow angels. NAKED!!!, no wonder my kids hate snow. I don't know who told them that they had to make snow angels naked, but I really wish that person would have warned me so I could have had the video camera ready!







I didn't know my Grandma Mary Jean very well, I was very young when she passed away, but here are a couple of things my Mom told me about her, that make me think of her and my Mom this time of year.





  • Whenever it had just snowed and the snow still clung to the trees, with that pretty new blanket of snow my Grandma would say "Oh it looks like a winter scene." Still to this day when we get up and it has snowed we all say. "Oh it looks like a winter scene, Grandma Mary Jean would have loved this." I don't even know if she liked snow or not, but she did grow up in the Salt Lake Valley, so maybe she did.


  • My Mom is so fun to buy for at Christmas, that I usually end up getting her a few gifts, and then can't decide which one to give her. So I will ask her, and she will respond by saying all of them. "Then she always tells us that Grandma Mary Jean would say "Tell me what you got me for Christmas, I will forget by then and it will be a surprise." Isn't that the truth, I know that both my Mom and I hide the gifts that we buy for people, and then can't find them when it is time to give them away, or I wrap something, and then on Christmas Morning the person opens it and it is a SURPRISE to me, and I think "Wow I totally forgot that is what I got you."



Okay now on to Christmas Cards. I have been procrastinating, but I think it is time. If you want one make sure that you e-mail me your address. mallorystacy @ yahoo dot com

This is our 2007 picture, Yep Payton has a funny face!
This is our 2008, the only diffence I tell is we all have more hair, and Jer hasn't slept for 36 hours. (ooops who planned that?(

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I am so mad I want to throw a heck of a lot more than a freaking shoe!

Did you read about the Iraqi who threw his shoes at Bush? Check out the link here. I am so mad, it doesn't matter what America does everyone thinks it is wrong, I totally putting this on to the media. Not to mention what would have happened if an American had done this to a president from another country. I hope after this Iraqi got home his Momma boxed his ears in, and just so I can get my own cutting remark in "I bet this guy wishes he could throw like a girl". Kudos to Bush for his awesome agility in ducking the shoes, I guess he is getting faster.
Okay crazy side note: Started searching for "Bush hit by..." and guess what came up
  • Bird
  • Ball
  • Eagle
  • Tennis Ball
  • Shoe
  • Cricket Ball

Most of these things are probably the same news article, but still silly, it's like his head is a magnet.

Okay and the other thing is I am totally mad at Applebee's they use to have this creamed spinach dish that Jessie got me hooked on, and they no longer have it. If you have a good recipes I would love it.

I am now jumping down off of my soapbox, but since Jer is working I will probably drag it around and have a couple of new interesting topics to vent about before Christmas. (I am thinking about the auto bailout, if you want to fuel my fire.)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Was she born to be a Momma?

My brother's and his wife went to the NFR (yeah, I know I hate them too.) Well not really because they brought their little girl Crystal over for us to play with us for a few days. I have watched Payton in awe as she is such a little mommy. I can't believe how easily it comes to her, and can't help but be a little jealous of her.
So are a born Momma? or Do you have to work your butt off trying to keep it together?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A few of my favorite things.

These are a few of my favorite Christmas things. I love advent Calendars, they are so much fun.
I love this chalkboard Santa he is so fun, and Parker is working on his numbers, and counting.

This on sits on the self, because last year my favorite that Jer gave took a dive. (So hands off little people Santa's watching!)

I love fresh cut trees, I was so excited when Jer brought this years' tree home, because it came pre-frosted. I had to take a picture quickly because we keep our house so warm.

I love my tree topper (Thanks E-bay). I saw it on a tree, and the next day I found one on ebay.

And last but not least I love my sweet husband, who drags his butt out in the snow to get me the perfect tree, (Well not perfect, a perfect tree would be more Charlie Brownish.) When I wouldn't be caught dead out in the snow.

What are you favorite things? Share!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas TAG

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Paper
2. Real tree or Artificial? Real, I like it when Jer cuts it down.
3. When do you put up the tree? Hopefully before Christmas
4. When do you take the tree down? Within a few days of Christmas
5. Do you like eggnog? Nope!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Barbie Ice Cream Parlor (sorry Mom, but it was my fav.)
7. Hardest person to buy for? Tonya
8. Easiest person to buy for? Mom
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes it is the Willow Tree one, I love it.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I am trying not to be naughty, so I can't think of one right now.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Christmas Story. (I love the line: You'll shoot your eye out.)
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas ? All Year Round
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present ? Yes, but the person had asked for it, and knew it was recycled.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Bon Bons, Chex Mix
16. Lights on the tree? I love rainbow lights.
17. Favorite Christmas song? "Carol of the Bells", and "All I want for Christmas is a real Good Tan"
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel, but I would love to stay home.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid Donner, Blitzen, and then Rudolph
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? rustic tin star, with holes punched in it.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? PJ's on Christmas Eve, presents on Christmas Day.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? People in the stores, let's be nice people, Santa is watching!
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? We always do a Cowboy tree, but I love to do a trendy tree every year.
24 . What do you want for Christmas this year? I want Jer to stop spending money, it is giving me an anxiety attack.
25. What is one of your favorite family Christmas traditions? Making Christmas Candy together, going to the festival of the trees, and seeing the lights at Temple Square, and writing letters to Santa.
Okay Tag your it, Post your answers on your blog.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ward Christmas Party

We had our ward Christmas Party last night, really good food, and lots of people, more people than I have ever seen at church. Parker has a buddy in the ward, and finally Parker has been outdone in his cowboy enthusiasm. Tate loves cowboys just as much as Parker, and he is just too cute for words. This is Parker and Tate singing in the primary program.

The kids last song was "Here Comes Santa Clause" and they were singing really enthusiastically, and then Santa walked in the, and all the kids could see him. They all the sudden dropped off singing, and just sat with their mouths open for a few seconds, and then started singing again. It was so funny I wish that I had caught it on video.



The kid before Parker asked for a cow, and so not to be outdone Parker asked for a farm.Payton was a pill and wouldn't sing or sit on Santa's lap, even though Daddy told her he would go with her.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Do I get Jer a Christmas gift?

I love Christmas, I am happy with the smells, and the colors, and the warm cozy feeling of the season. For me it is not about the gifts, but if there is a gift involved I want to be suprise.

So Jer and I have gone Christmas shopping for the KIDS, and have now come away with a new pistol (in my name) a new hackamore (which was more than one of my car payments), and a new long gun ( also in my name.) Jer works hard, and I think that he is very deserving of the gifts he has gotten, but I also want to get him a present that he doesen't know about. So what do you think should I just be happy with what he has picked out, or do I go find him something to add to his already $$$$$ stash of Christmas gifts.( I wish that I hadn't been so naughty this year, and maybe I would get cool gifts like Jer.)


Here is a silly picture of my kids what goofballs.