Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pizza Pizza Pizza...

I've been tagged.

4 Places I Go Over and Over
1. Miss Molly's
2. Greyhound
3. Rd. 80 (to ride)
4. Longfellow elementary (t-ball games)

4 People Who Email Me
1. My Marmee
2. Some prince in Nigeria (I won!)
3. Natalie
4. Amanda

4 of my Favorite Foods
1. Pizza, Pizza, Pizza
2. Coke Slurpee
3. Macho Burrito
4. Chicken Chibatta Burger @ Red Robin

4 Places I Would Rather Be Right Now
1. My bed (Jack was sick all night)
2. Phoenix/Az (to visit my sis)
3. Cabo San Lucas (just because it's hot)
4. Any 2nd hand store

4 Movies I Could Watch Over and Over
1. Pure Country
2. Little Women
3. The Wedding Planner
4. The Wedding Date

4 People I Think Will ( might) Respond ( I'm tagging you )
1. Katie
2. Libbie
3. Marcus & Ashley
4. Jinger

Monday, April 28, 2008


I feel like its about time for me to spill my guts. I have much to be thankful for and today seems good a time as any. Here goes...
Lawnmowers: how else would I get my lawn looking sooooo nice (ha)
My Momma: She always knows when I need a "break" and is willing to relieve my pressures for me. She is also good for a quick Ward Party idea, spiritual thought, or ice-breaker game.
Coverup: for my Alleman dark circles, and my forever zits.
My Mother in Law: No matter how hard I try to plan ahead, and don't, she is always ready to take my boys. And they love spending time in her garden of Eden.
Tylenol: AAaahhhhh....
Marilyn: Always thinking ahead, and is so generous with her time and talents.
Recliner Rocking chairs: I need a new one.
My sisters: For being my sisters and sharing my life experiences. They shaped me to what I am today.
People I work closely with in my callings: willingness to put up with me and my unstable schedule and the example they are.
Costco Chocolate Muffins: Why else.
My husband: For all the support he gives, with my callings, my "girls night outs", and with my passions for things that he really has no passion for.
My Friends: Because they laugh at my jokes, hang out with me, and make me feel good.
My Kitchen Aid: it's a time saver.
My Accountant and his Assistant: They take on that crazy part of my life called Taxes/Payroll.
Spray paint: It can make my stuff look somewhat new.
Email Addresses: Because I'm not really a phone talker.
Hair bands (Not Hair Bands Mitch): What would I do with out them-my mane would be lost.
The gospel: because its the reason I live and believe. I know who I am and where I'm going in life.
I am thankful for many things, and all of you who touch my life daily.
Thank you.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Busy as Bees

This is going to be one busy weekend for the Mathews home:

-gotta work for a sick employee

-Preschool Snacks

-t-ball practice

-dinner out

-YW kidnapping

-breakfast party

-community Bingo

-Varsity Track Meet

-Wedding Reception

-decorate church

-Ward party

-lesson in Beehives

We will be on the go. I hope the weatherman is right it should be somewhat nice.

Have a good weekend. We sure will!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Yeah, so my new girl at the hound up and quit on me (after a month of training invested). And long story short, I hired a girl that used to work for us 2 1/2 years ago- and she took 1 day of training and now she's on her own. And that equals FREE TIME FOR ME.

So anyways, now I have more time for my callings, husband, kids, dinners, t-ball, mowing the yard, blogging, and riding.
Just a thought, don't take for granted the time spent at home during the day doing "mundane" things, because you never know how much you miss it when you don't have it.
Now for my nap!

Friday, April 18, 2008

getting creative

I found this at a small yard sale for 4 bucks. We put a new coat of paint and set it up. Perfect little desk for Cams room. (He wanted to paint stripes on it-vetoed that.) Now off to find a chair.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I'm not really one to post about such things- but I have got to let this out...

Dredlocks NEVER look sexy, clean, or attractive. No matter how big your AI budget is each week.

Not to mention the horrible faces he makes when he sings.

And the way he doesn't open his mouth, doesn't that pretty much constitute SINGING?

I don't vote for him. This guy has gotta GO HOME! (sorry Tami)

Even this dog is cuter than Jason. Probably sings better too.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Turning 30!

My Barg is 30.

Sometimes he's nerdy

but always purdy

He loves to be dirty

and here's to him my giant turdy.

I Love You.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Big Weekend

Last weekend, we loaded up the truck and headed to SLC/UT. We stayed at my sister Jen's house, and did a little home improvement project. We basically gutted her kitchen, painted her upstairs, and ripped out a wall. We listened to conference while doing it too, toured the sites downtown, and watched the awesome Joseph Smith movie. Great weekend. A shoutout to my sista for being a great host to all of us.

(4 of the six kids my super parents raised-out of the girls in the fam, 1 is missing
go here for Katie's blog)

(We're all a little busy to be taking a picture.

Gosh we sure look like tourists huh?)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I'm going to be rich!

Yard sale-ing is an art. Just like anything there are rules that a yard sale must play by to remain in our universe. I noticed a phenomenon this last Saturday.

I noticed that people beget people at yard sales.

When people go duck hunting (Riley this is for you) they usually have decoys to lure more ducks in to the pond, therefore a better chance of scoring some duck meat. The same is true with yard sales. When you have one car parked out in front and one or two digging through your stuff, they can't help but stop and dig too. However if no one is there, it's harder just getting someone to stop.

So I'm going to produce some "yard sale decoys". Picture this: plastic man and woman, kneeling or standing, wearing a fishing hat, and packing a plastic Ziploc bag with pretend cash in it. You can order them wearing different outfits, and some can come with a recording that says, "Would you take $3 for this?" Maybe I'll even do some kid like ones to dig through the toys, what kid can resist that? not a one. My yard sale went okay last week, but with these I'll make a fortune!

Patent pending.