Edward Who?

Quantum of Solace, Daniel Craig Wallpapers

At least there's one hot guy in the movies right now.  Kurt and I saw Quantum of Solace last night and although it wasn't as good as Casino Royale, which I LOVE, I still liked it and it just might be because Daniel Craig is James Bond :)  I was giggling like a little girl in this movie and I didn't even come close to it in Twilight.  They should have casted Daniel Craig as Edward even though he's old enough to be Edwards dad.  Mmmm.....


What is there to do in Cedar?

On Saturday we had nothing to do so we went out shooting.
We drove on the outskirts of cedar, on dirt roads so Kurt thought it would be fun to let the kids drive.  Remember doing this as a kid and thinking it was the coolest thing in the world?
We saw a cow,
and some antelope
and got lost but it was fun since gas is only $1.63.

Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

Check out this woman's store and her children's 
clothes give away!  Everything is AMAZING!


My Twilight Review

I dragged Kurt to see Twilight with me and here are my thoughts.  If you haven't seen the movie yet you may not want to read this.




Going to the movie I had no expectations.  I LOVE the book but I knew from feeding of Stephenie Meyer's website that the movie was going to be different.  I was totally okay with that.  It's so rare to find a movie derived from a book, that's kept all the scenes the same.  I was not going to let myself get hyped up over small changes.  However, with Rob Pattinson, whom I loved in Harry Potter and was actually excited for him to be Edward, and Kristen Stewart, whom I love in her movies, as Bella I did not expect the acting to be so horrible!  There was a part at the end of the movie when she was in the hospital, stuttering, not wanting Edward to leaving and her acting job was so bad that the audience was laughing.  We were actually laughing at the times that weren't funny just because the acting was so awful.  Then, then, two thumbs WAY down for the directing.  There were times in the beginning where I thought something was wrong with the directing, but I let it go.  But by the end of the movie it was so well pronounced that again Kurt and I were laughing when we weren't supposed to.  For example, at the Prom, Edward went inside and left Bella on the bench.  The next shot was Jacob Black coming out from behind a tree and practically said her name before seeing her.  Again at the prom Edward and Bella went outside to a Gazebo to dance where there were two other couples and it just so happens that as soon as they walk out there the couples leave.  I know these are things that should be over looked but it's so completely obvious that the director should have caught how poor the scene was.  Apart from the second rate acting and directing I did find a couple parts funny enough to laugh out loud.  Like when Bella came into the classroom and she walked in front of the fan.  Edward made a face like she stunk, that was hilarious.  Charlie and his shotgun was funny, and I liked Emmet thinking she was Italian because her name was Bella.  Overall I don't know what their budget was on this film but I've seen independent films with a guaranteed smaller budget but with blockbuster results.  I really wanted to enjoy this movie but after seeing it I was embarrassed.  The kind of embarrassed where a loved one is on stage singing way off key and all you want to do is hide your face.  This opinion of mine is solely based on the movie itself.  Not of the book made into a movie but the movie as if I've never read the book and from the trailers, actually thought it was going to be good.  And again it's just my opinion.


Stop The War On Germs

My family and I stayed home from church for the second Sunday in a row.  Are we going inactive you ask?  No, but for two weeks now my kids have had a cough and green runny noses.  We could've taken them to church.  Our kids could've been the ones to pass the sweet sickness along but it wouldn't be right because I get furious when our kids get sick from the kid who has the inconsiderate parents who thinks they have to go to church no matter if he's oozing green glop from his nose.  My sister-in-law works in the nursery and she said that people do bring in their kids to nursery and primary who have wet coughs, their noses are streamlining with green snot and are sneezing over every toy that our kids are playing with.  We all know how big the Primary Program is.  Every parent loves seeing their kids get up and say their bit and all the kids love to show off that they've memorized their part but please no matter how big a Sunday it is for you and for your family if your kid is sick, stay home!  We had a boy that threw up the day before at the programs rehearsal.  Do you think the mom knew he was sick.  I bet you she did but she wanted so bad for him to practice and be in the program that she didn't think about all the other kids she was infecting that came within a three foot radius of him.  Again I'm asking you, if your kids are sick, even if you feel great, stay home with them so we can stop this vicious cycle.  If you miss one, even two weeks of church the Lord will not punish you.  He knows your heart and that you want to go to church.  What is that you say?  You have an important calling you can't miss?  Well that's what substitutes and husbands are for.  If your husband has an important calling too take turns.  Switch off every hour if you need to.  There is no excuse for making other kids sick!  If you are a nursery or a primary leader I ask you to nicely reject kids that are sick.  Let the parents see that it doesn't matter how nice they look that day you wont let them stay because they can infect the other children.  Think about it.  It's plain selfishness! So I'm sending this message out via blog because I know how big blogs are in the Mormon community and I want this message spread like wildfire or faster yet, spread like germs.  Please pass this message along or one like it so my kids can stay healthy longer than two weeks.  On another note it's not just church.  School, play dates, even going to your friends' house, your friends and family will love you that much more for thinking of their kids.

Stop the war on germs!


20 Weeks!

I am 20 weeks today!!  That means I'm half way there and only another 20 more weeks to go.  Which mean only 20 more weeks to get my house where I want it to, to buy the things that we need, and to get myself mentally prepared.  I've been doing and feeling good lately, with the exception of last night.  It was the first time I threw up in this pregnancy and only the second time to have thrown up within all my pregnancies.  I'm sure you wanted to know.  The other day I went shedding with Kurt and I had to have walked around two miles, something I don't even do not pregnant, and last night we went swimming at the pool.  I haven't been to the doctor since we moved so I have no stats to share but the baby moves and kicks a ton!  That's one thing I know I'll miss when we're done having babies.  The only maternity clothes I'm wearing are church skirts because the regular skirts that fit are too breezy for winter.  My sister Nikki and I have been pregnant every other year so we've combined maternity clothes and hand them back to each other after each pregnancy.  With only one or two more years of that Breana and Cherie will have a nice collection by the time they're ready to have kids.  That's all for now.  Hopefully by the next update I'd have visited the doctor and will have more to share!

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Just some pictures of fog, a moonrise, and my boys getting wood to start a fire.


Catching up BIG time!

I was looking like crazy for my camera cord and although I didn't find it I found another cord that would work.  YAY!!  So here a pictures from the flight over till now.

Our layover in Portland.  The kids did so good!!  Can you see that Brody doesn't have any shoes on?
The weekend after we got to Cedar City we went to Cedar High's homecoming.  They sadly lost but they had a fun firework show.

The day after the game we went up into the mountains with Kurt's family and chopped down trees for firewood.  It was gorgeous up there!

The infamous puke green trailer.

Our backyard

Our front yard.  At leas this is what it looked like when we got here.  Now that it's freezing all the trees are bare and everything is dull.

This is the kid's room.  Can you find Brody?

When Kurt's sister had lived in our trailer they bought chickens and built a chicken coop.  The coop was still in really good condition when we moved in.  Kurt thought it would be fun for the kids if we got chickens.  Some kids have fish, other's have dogs or cats, we get our kids chickens.

They're called Silkies.  Kinda funny looking huh?

And... the chickens came with pigeon's.  It's disgusting to me that people actually eat these birds.  These are the same nasty diseased scavenger birds we have in Hawaii.  We kinds don't know what to do with them because we defiantly won't eat them!   

The inside of the coop.
Brody was Master Chief from Halo for Halloween this year.  He LOVED having his helmet on.

Drew was a scary witch.  She specifically did not want to be a nice witch but a scary one.  She told us, "When I put on my costume and my makeup I'm not going to be Drew B Drew any more."
After Halloween we drove up to Draper to visit my sister Nikki and meet her new baby boy Collin.  
When we got there the grass was nice and green and this is what it looked like when we left.  Before it had snowed it was the first time I'd seen my sister's grass.

I went up to Draper with the kids and we left Kurt at home.  I wasn't sure how much help I would be for Nikki bringing my kids with me but the kids played really well together!  Davis standing in the back is four, Drew is three, Tess is two and Brody is one, then Collin a couple weeks old and the next one due April 1st!!

So while I was gone this is what Kurtis was doing with his brother Jon.  They were Elk hunting.  Disclaimer: Jon shot this Elk on the last day of the hunt in practically the last hour and it may have even been the only one that they saw hence it being only a spike.  I think for ego purposes I may have to take a picture of the elk that Jon has mounted in his house from last year.  Better yet I'll make Kurt post it on his blog later.

A little after we got back Kurt and Brody had a father son outing.  They went hunting for deer sheds.  Every year deer and elk shed their horns and grow a whole new set with another point on it.  So they went treasure hunting for horns that deer had shed.  Some guy comes every once in a while and will buy deer sheds for $15 a pound.  This was Kurt's first time going and he's already addicted.  So now that we've fully caught up and now that I have a camera cord and battery I tend to stay caught up!



So... I'm still here.  I've had my camera battery charger for a while now but guess what?  Now I can't find my cord to upload my pictures to my computer.  I specifically remember putting my cord some place that I wouldn't lose it.  A lot of good that did.

On another note my friend Julia just had her first baby boy, Zeke, a month ago.  On her blog she set up an online baby pool where you guess the weight, length, estimated time of arrival and in my case gender, because we're not going to find out till it comes.  Can you guess who won her pool?  YUP!  None other than yours truly!  So I thought it would be fun to set one up for myself since those baby tickers scare me.  Who knows, maybe I'll even have a prize for the winner!

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