At dinner the other night, the subject of boys came up somehow... So we were teasing, uh, I mean, asking Halle if she ever kissed a boy. She got this mortified look on her face and quickly screeched, "What!!! NO WAY!!!". So, I proceed to offer her a deal, that if she didn't kiss a boy before she turned 16, that we would buy her a car. (One of my Visiting Teaching sisters made a similar deal with her oldest-now 15-and it's worked so far!) Halle immediately accepted and went back to eating. Mike and I exchanged a look, cuz as boy-crazy as Halle is, we'll be lucky if she makes it out of this school year. Then, Kiah piped in with, "I don't need car, I kiss boys". Looks like we've been worrying about the wrong girl! ;)
So, I've got a girls trip planned! Woohoo! 2 friends and I are planning a whirlwind weekend of thrills and heart pounding adrenaline at Knott's Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain! (Btw, we're still looking for one more person to join us... anyone interested??). So let me tell you what I'm looking forward to the most... First up, Six Flags- Now if you remember Mike and I went not to long ago and had a great time. My new, all time fav ride can be found there. X2 Ahh, it's so frickin awesome! Watch a video HERE. I'll be honest though, the video doesn't do it justice, because it's hard to tell that your seat is actually rotating independently (for instance, when you come up to the big drop, your seat flips around so you drop backwards and upside down. Yeah, I know. AWESOME!). Not to mention the fire cannons and music blaring from the speakers behind your ears. The $35 admission is worth that ride alone. Not to mention, my other fav roller coaster of all time (the one that was my fav the many years before I was introduced to X2), Batman: the ride. My love affair with this ride started many years ago, at Six Flags New Jersey. I was 13, had a huge crush on Val Kilmer, who had recently starred in Batman Forever, and it was the most awesome coaster I'd ever been on. I still love it to this day, I especially love how your feet dangle free. They have a million other coasters that we'll be sure to hit up, but those are the ones I'm most excited about.
Now, I know it sounds funny after showing you those coasters, but I am VERY prone to motion sickness. I'll have to pop some Dramamine and wear my motion sickness bracelets to ride those rides, but it's so worth it. And another trick I've found is to sit in the front row. I know there's a longer wait for that, but it seriously helps my stomach so much!
Okay, now moving onto Knott's. Guess what? I've never been there before! Can you believe it? I can't. Especially since Snoopy is kinda a main fixture in our lives. He was very present in our courtship. Mike was constantly buying me Peanuts books and movies and stuffed animals. We sent Snoopy cards when our relationship went long distance, so I really don't know how we've never been there together. So, thing I'm most excited to do at Knott's is... That's right, SNOOPY! All I really want to do is get my pic with Snoopy. And maybe try some of their famous boysenberry pie. And ride the multitude of thrill rides. But mainly, Snoopy. :) So, that's that. I'm so super excited. I can't wait to get my 'thrill' on! LOL
Let's see... (I know I totally over use ... both here and on FB, but I just can't help it, I'm kind of addicted). First up, is readthescriptures.com . I LOVE this website! I'm really bad about reading my scriptures, I'll be the first to admit it! But this site sends you your scheduled reading everyday thru your email. And it keeps track of how your doing with a little progress bar. Kinda juvenile, I know, but it helps motivate me! And then I have this email glaring at me all day--so I always get it done early, so I don't feel guilty wasting time later on FB or searching for blogs about Rainbow parties for Kiah's bday in a few months.
Next up, is Nanocleanse . I guess you kinda need the backstory for this one. All my life, I've had relatively good skin. The occasional zit, but never bad acne. Until I got pregnant with Kiah (3 1/2 years ago), since then, I've had a steady little mountain range on my chin. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good. I'd tried some of the inexpensive OTC products, and they'd work at first and then my skin would get used to it or something. Well, either Mike felt really bad for me or got tired of me complaining, not sure which, but he did some research and ordered me Nanocleanse. Now first off, it's expensive--$30 a bottle. But it works. I've been using it for almost 2 months now and my chin is clear! Yay! I'll still get an occasional zit--but just one, not a mountain range--and it goes away in about 2 days. Oh yeah, the best part is that it's just a cleanse--not a whole system. Just massage on your skin for 1-2 min morning and night and you're done. That's it. It's a great product, I'm finally happy with my skin again.
Okay, what else??? I read all the Percy Jackson books this year and really LOVED them!
Here's some old favs that are worth mentioning again... Swagbucks ---seriously, if you're not signed up, you're missing out on FREE MONEY. We've earned over $100 in Amazon gift cards just for using SB as our search engine. My Chi flat iron--one of the best gifts I've ever received, I owe my mom for life! Oh and two of my newest fav websites... Our Best Bites (How perfect would these be for Kiah's Rainbow Bday party?!?) And My Baking Addiction (We made these for dessert yesterday... YUM!)
Well, I guess that's it for now! I'll keep you updated when I find more great stuff!
So... I haven't posted in a while. Yeah, there's that laziness again. And I haven't really felt all that interesting lately. But I'm kinda missing blogging... I'm just so behind. There were a lot of fun things we did last year that I never posted. So, I might just throw them in sporadically--cuz I don't have two days to try to get caught up now. LOL So what's been going on in our life, you may I ask? (I mean that rhetorically, of course, cuz I don't think anyone actually reads this anymore). Well, let's see... I just got a kind of drastic hair cut (I do this occasionally, cuz I just can't seem to commit to a hairstyle). I have been helping Halle sell Girl Scout cookies--always so much fun... not. (That's right, I went total old school and pulled out the 'not'!) Mike got a promotion at work, which is awesome. Kiah is using the potty during the day! Hooray! Other than that, I feel like I've been doing alot of couponing/grocery shopping--so exciting. I've been using Just Dance 2 on Wii as my only form of exercising (not really sure how helpful that is!). And, yep, that's all I've got for now. Oh yeah, I've been released from the Nursery after 2 1/2 years. It's definitely nice to be back in RS. And, we want to have another baby. Coincidence? I think not.....
TEAM EDWARD! Team Jacob... The whole crew We had a fun Eclipse party here tonight! I love getting the girls together to hang out! We had lots of good food-I should've taken some pics!--and lots of fun drooling over Edward and Jacob! Overall, Team Edward triumphed! Hooray!
What can I say? I'm an easily distracted girl with lots of interests. I'm just also a total procrastinator and a wee bit lazy, so lots of my ideas never come to pass. I am fortunate enough to be able to stay home with my girls. I love being a mommy. I love getting a good deal. I love to eat--especially desserts! And I love to plan vacations.