Thursday, February 28, 2008

i waited

a few months ago Em and I were at Jamba Juice here in the 'burg. We found in their coloring books an interesting artifact.
when we inquired about it's veracity, we were informed that the love triangle was not complete. I must now ponder, was there a prevaricator in at jamba?
I didn't post it immediatly because that might have hurt CL's feelings to have things out in the open...
Not a problem now... what were they thinking, leaving love notes where anyone could find them, after paging through 30 pages of a book at a drink shop across the country from their home.


Just because Cindy Lynn didn't put this picture on our family blog doesn't mean I can't steal it and then post it on our family blog....right?


So, I was reading an article about coniferous vegetables the other day. It was amazing the findings on these vegetables and health, especially their ability to lower the chances of certain cancers. What I came away with, after reading this and other articles is that we just don't consume enough veggies. So, Andra and I are starting a "Salad-a-Day" campaign. We are both trying to eat a salad for lunch each day, in order to increase our vegetable intake. I am also going to try to consciously increase my coniferous vegetable intake. These are vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, brussle spouts, cabbage....there are a few other that are easily accessible in the us. Anyways. One day we might just write a book about it, a salad cook book. I was just impressed by the magnitude of the articles I found telling of the benefits of eating appropriate quantities of veggies, so I thought I would share it with you all, and let you know how I plan on upping my quantities. If anyone has any easy great tasting salad ideas let me know. Good luck consuming your veggies! And yes, this is for the boys just as much as for the girls. Eating 5 or more coniferous veggie servings/week significantly lessened the occurence of prostate cancer.

***A great salad I had at MC D's yesturday Asain salad
Mixed greens, snow peas, red pepper, edamame (soy beans), orange glazed chicken, sliced almonds, sesame seed dressing. Add some cauliflower and you have your coniferous veggie

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

the gown of my dreams

OK guys, after much blood, sweat and tears while wedding dress shopping, I've found it: the wedding gown of my dreams! Sadly I can't for the life of me give a direct link to it. But it is worth it, I promise!!!

Go to:
Click on the "sposa" gallery
Click on page 5
It's the very last dress featured on that page.

What can I say? I don't even have the words to describe it!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Not a lime light stealer, just some pics

Here are Suzy and Elizabeth's school pics. I've been belittled by Blade's dad for withholding the footage, so here goes.


Here are some more shots from today. Cole's middle name is Blade. We saw it on the baby namer and it grew on us. Even after his snip, he was still pretty chill.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Heating up

Remodel Complete!!

Cole Watson, born 2/22/08
7lbs 12.3 oz
21.5 inches
1721hrs central
We went in at about 530 and he came out about 530. Call Jenny for details. Room phone is 334-699-4411

Thursday, February 21, 2008

tought love vs. spanking

ok, did nobody really read this post and look at the attached picture, or am I really the only one that thought it was very funny. It is about 4 posts ago...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Watson, Maybe?

What can I say? We got our Scholastic book orders in today and Elaina hasn't moved from this spot!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It's finished!

Welcome to Watson blogland, Jeannie!
Well, I finally finished this quilt I've been working on forever, so I thought I'd celebrate by posting pictures of it. I was home sick from church on Sunday, so I stitched the last of the binding, all of which I did by hand.
I mean, I'm no Jenny, but I'm proud of it anyway.

Monday, February 18, 2008

WELCOME Jeannie!!

I am so excited that Jeannie is finally here! Hooray! Jeannie, we've waited so long for you to come blog with us!

I thought the rest of you would enjoy this great picture I took of Val, Jeannie, & Will in Hendersonville a couple of weeks ago. Will is just one of the cutest human beings I've ever seen.

scientific exploration

hey everyone. Hunters birthday party is this weekend and I thought it would be fun to be scientists. One idea I has was to have a scavenger hunt (which Hunter loves) and find the ingredients to make a volcano, and have the volcano at the end for them to "explode." Another idea was for them to be able to mix up their own colored icing so they can explore which colors make which colors. Maybe I will only provide red, yellow, and blue. then they can decorate their own individual cupcakes with their icing. There are only going to be 5 kids. Do you have any other ideas for me? Please let me know.

tough love vs. spanking

I got this as a forward yesturday. I thought it was hilarious

Tough Love vs. Spanking

It seems that these days most Americans think it is improper to spank children, so over the years I tried other methods to control my kids when they had one of "those moments."

One that I found effective is for me to just take the child for a car ride and talk.

They usually calm down and stop misbehavingafter our car ride together.

This worked so well for my children that I now use the method on my grandchildren.

I've included a photo below of one of my sessio ns with my grandson, in case you would like to use the technique.


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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Baby out in the open

Yes, it's true. The baby is out in the open. OK, not literally. News of the baby is now available to all. You may all consider yourselves the seconds to know. If you desire, you may call and congratulate, just don't mention greasy fatback sloshing to and fro on the deck of a wood planked ship in hot coastal waters where the pungent odor of rotting flesh and feeding carrion mask the foulest baby diapers Gerber can conjure.

There, that was poetic. We haven't had the ultrasound yet, but we know it's a baby and we suspect (I) that it'll be a handsome little man with a propensity for bringing over-sized packages to the door, just like his father.

Just kidding, Laila and Brent know the exact day he/she was conceived and no mail came that day.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Sorry for being a blog hog!

I took a bunch of pictures at the new house today and thought I'd post them online so that you could see how it is progressing!
Kitchen view from Great room

Laundry room
Kitchen view from dining room
Kitchen view from Pantry

Mudroom shelves (I think I will be painting the bottom part brown, you know, the color of dirt???)

More boring house pictures

Looking into the living room
entry way
computer desk
master bedroom

master bathroom


More boring house pictures

Here are more current pictures for any interested parties

from upstairs landing, looking at the laundry closet and into the bathroom
Looking from the middle of the hall down towards the guest bedroom
Kid's bathroom vanity
one upstairs bedroom

Another view of the guest bedroom

Fat and Happy in Rexburg

It has been a while since we have posted but we have been enjoying the blog very very much. Maria and I will be down in Utah this weekend. It is her nephews baptism and we would love to see you all while down there. We expect to be there from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.

For a fun story I will show a clip from valentines day

I got Maria a big stuffed dog holding a "Love you heart". And she loved it. Sadly to say Cali Hates it REALLY REALLY BAD. I mean she wont even go in the same room with the stuffed dog. We have been trying to get her used to it but as you see in the video we have been unsuccessful thus far. Who knew that a real cat would be terrified of a stuffed dog. Lol. We love you guys. As for the fat comment. Turns out being married to my beautiful girl is a good recipe for putting on 15 lbs all over the place. I assume everyone has seen similar marriage results. any recommendations. See you all soon.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Pop up blocker

Hey folks. What is a good pop-up blocker. We lost our free trial of Norton and have been getting a zillion, some not so good ( try to X out before it actually comes up.) We resubscriped to Norton, but do we need to do anything else for the pop-ups. What is the best? PLEASE help.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Throne room and bedroom

OK, here's the pictures requested by Ben and Laila.
I believe this is where Cali was made (and probably others of our grandchildren.)

Ben's throne room

Laila's bedroom

Any other requests? We've got them all!

spending time

My Emily has been sick for a few days, so i have tried to find things that i can do with her that won't overtax her.
While Jeremy and I were out doing laundry on Saturday, we went by the movie store, and i got a copy of Big Fish for Em, 'cause she likes stories.
While watching it tonight, Em says it reminds her of someone in the family. If you've seen it, see it again.
If you haven't, We recommend it.
The Challenge: Who did the movie remind my SuperCutie of?

Might i recommend recommendations for the blog? if you've seen something especially good (new or older) throw it on so We can see it too.
sam and em.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Who's With Me?

Alright, people. I'm putting together a 12-person team for the Wasatch Back, a 200-mile relay race that goes from Logan to Park City. So, if the above picture looks like a good time, let me know and I'll sign you up! Any takers? It's June 20-21st.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Secrets Revealed!!

I have recently uncovered a photo from Grant's secret missions in Afganistan!! Don't let the graffic nature of his covert work appall your delicate senses!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Moving Day

Thought you'd like to see what we did today! 2 HUGE trucks all loaded and on the road. We couldn't fit everything in and had to borrow some space in a Ward member's basement. We'll pick it up when we return in May.

Everyone showed up for grits and eggs, then pitched in to help load the trucks. Within just a couple of hours they had everything finished. We were going to wait until Monday morning to head out, but when we finished up we decided to hit the road.

We were supposed to talk in Church on Sunday, but we called the Bishop and told him he'd need to find someone else to speak. While the guys were loading the truck, I looked up just in time to see our Grandfather clock catapulting off the handtruck and tumbling down the hill! I'm so glad I convinced your Dad to take the weights out of it. I'm afraid to unwrap it. Oh well. It's just stuff, right?!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

American Idol

How many almost 2.5 year olds do you know that can do this? This is her short version, which she impromptu modified for your viewing pleasure. When we put Cali to bed, she gets some reading time, prayer and some songs. She practiced this one about a week. She amazes us.

I just love this kid!

Don't you love it when you catch one of your kids doing something that's a little naughty, and all you can think is how adorable they are?? I walked by the pantry and noticed the door was open, but didn't think anything of it until I heard a rustling sound. I backed up, peeked in, and there was Jared--sitting in the dark munching on a graham cracker. I have no idea why--except that perhaps he suspected it was *not* snack time anymore!

Seven year olds are the blessing I get for having survived a difficult pregnancy and the first 3.5 years...I am sure of it.

more tax return questions

So, should we do windows, a wood stove, or put in a new furnace? Ours is about 25 yrs old and I am sure terrifically inefficient. So, should we look at doing this or should we just wait till it dies?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Daytime pictures

Ok.. since the last time I posted, it has dumped another 10 inches of snow. at once.

Em came out again. this time, because i got my jeep stuck when i backed in from lunch. Her car? hasn't moved since i last parked it. considering that it's currently 18 degrees out, Can you Blame her?

Pictures of the Homestead

Here's some pictures of the house for those who have requested them. It's hard to leave, but the family who bought it will fill it with love and laughter. Their little children are so excited to move in!