Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Pointless Rant on the Internet

I don't get it. I just don't see how some people, ok many people, can spend so much time on the internet.

I realize this statement is coming from someone who spends most of the day conversing with customers, listing new items, and taking orders on the internet. But on slow days like today, I tried piddling around on the internet and was only able to entertain myself for about 5 minutes.

It's just not entertaining!

Facebook is a random drivel of stupid comments people make about the minute details of their lives. It's SO STUPID!!!

You Tube is the same thing, only in video form. LAME!

Blogs are unentertaining, unless they are friends and family. And my friends and family don't post often enough to keep me entertained. COME ON PEOPLE!!!

News and Media sites are a load of crap about celebrities I care nothing for.

What is everyone doing all day on the internet??? I hear girls all the time talking about all the time they waste on the internet and how they wish they could get away from it so they could get more done. What am I missing?

The internet is a tool to get things done. It's a means to an end. I have tried on several occasions over the years to "surf the net" and have not been successful as yet.

I'm not some grandma who is intimidated by technology. I love the things the internet brings.
Email, very practial, I don't know how we lived without it.
Walmart.com, for those hard to find items, and they take Paypal.
Paypal, love it!
Online banking, never had it so easy.
ETSY, nuff said.

But I certainly don't spend all day with these tools and am not having trouble getting other things done because of them.

What am I missing here?
(Would you look at that? I just spent 5 minutes on the internet writing this and procrastinating housework! I'm getting better already!!!)

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Steve was gone all this week so when he got back, we had a family day at the zoo.

There is no such thing as the terrible 2's. I LOVE 2 year olds. They love everything. Emma by FAR had the best time! She jumped, clapped, and squealed at each and every animal. Everything was her favorite. Even the bronze rhinocerous was so exciting she gave it a hug and called it her "hung-y hung-y hippo".

It was just a nice day to spend time with the kids.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Family

I always have to laugh at the little stick figures that some people adhere in the back window of their vehicle. I am undecided on them. They are part cute - part really lame.

So, when I saw these on etsy, I had to have them. I bought them over a month ago and set them aside and forgot about them...until Jeanne. She inspired/reminded me to put them on. So I went out today and finally got them on.

If you do not know what these are, you do not deserve to know.

note: Why do they always line them up in a nice neat little row? This is supposed to be a representation of my family. If I wanted them to know this much about me I should scatter them all over the window, partly peeled off, and somehow fighting each other.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fair Game

Every year around this time I start getting excited for the Utah State Fair. I know it's not Disneyland or anything, but there is something about tube tops and mustaches mixed with fried Snickers and funnel cakes that makes my summer complete.

This year we went on free kids and half price wristband night. That means we only spent enough to purchase a 22" plasma TV instead of a 52" one. I was hoping I would be able to get away without buying a wristband for Emma but we put her on one ride and she cried and cried when it was over to go back on it again. The days of individual tickets are over.

Emma was super helpful.

Clark was super cute.

It was fun to watch them all have so much fun together.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Take Me Out...

Last Friday Steve was listening to one of his radio shows and they were giving away 2 tickets to the UofU football game that night. All you had to do was be the first to answer a football trivia question. If any of you have ever played Trivial Pursuit with Steve you will know that it is nearly impossible to win simply based on his knowledge of "useless" sports trivia. So he called in and answered the question correctly but before he could give them his contact info, his iphone, which is notorious for dropping calls, dropped the ball and his tickets were given to the next contestant.

Long story short, he was given tickets to a Bees game for our entire family. We picked up the tickets at will call and had no idea where they were. Turns out they were excellent seats in the 4th row behind 3rd base. However, my kids could see the outfield "seating" and badgered us till we gave in after the 5th inning and went to a more kid friendly seating area.
As you can see, Stevie is dancing around to the music. He was so wild that we was featured on the Jumbo-Tron.

Here's all their best moves.

Who would have thought there was a game going on in the background!
Then, just as our kids were starting to drive us crazy, some parenting GENIUS brought out bubbles and entertained the masses for the entire 9th inning.

I've got to remember that trick!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Birthday Bash

Is this a great birthday smile or what! It says, "I'm 4 today!!!"

This year we went up the canyon (or in Natalie's words, we went camping but didn't sleep there) for dinner, presents, and cake.

I guess we could have slept there. Natalie got a princess tent!
note: Yes Dad, I realize that this would not be considered real camping.

Natalie is very glad to have Auntie Heidi back...
...and Auntie Janie back, in time for her birthday.
She is also grateful that Auntie Em is still here...for now. AHHH Don't move!

Here's my interpretation of a "Jasmine" cake. I had zero inspiration on this cake and I'm afraid it shows. Fortunately, she's 4 and she loved it!

We had a little trouble lighting the candles in the breeze, but we finally got them to light.
All Hail Princess Natalie!
Happy Birthday Natalie!
I don't mean to overlook Steve's birthday which was the day before, but even he will admit that Natalie outshines him. When it comes to Natalie, there is no competition. Happy birthday Steve!

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