December 30, 2007

17 months and then some.

Well, I have been having computer problems as of late so we have a delay in the 17 month update. I took this video with one of my Christmas gifts. One of these. Fantastic I say.

It is Ellie on month 17. Basically, she likes to do a jig whenever she can.
We have also taken down the Christmas tree and the outside lights. We will not get a letter from the damn HOA this year!
We all had a wonderful Christmas by the way. Thank you to everyone who gave gifts to Ellie! She had a wonderful time opening everything or at least she had a wonderful time playing with everything once we opened it for her.
Yesterday we went to somewhat of a baby shower, where Ellie was playing with a drumset. I think we might have an Eddie Vedder on our hands. I don't even know if Liz reads this anymore but if so, she may be the only one who gets that above line.

I hope you all have a safe and sound New Year and at least for this family, we are all hoping for a much better 2008!
Until then...

December 24, 2007

Here comes Santa Claus.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Hope you all have a magical Christmas and hope Santa brings you everything your little heart desires...

December 20, 2007

I'm dreaming of a...

RED Christmas!
Oh wait, I dont' have to dream.

1 2 3 4 T
UTAH (9-4) 0 7 14 14 35
NAVY (8-5) 0 10 7 15 32

FINALLY! What a nice gift!

go utes!

I am a Utah Man, sir, and I live across the green,
Our gang it is the jolliest that you have ever seen.
Our coeds are the fairest and each one's a shining star,
Our yell, you'll hear it ringing through the mountains near and far!
Who am I, sir,
A Utah Man am I!
A Utah Man, sir,
Will be 'til I die.
We're up to snuff, we never bluff, we're game for any fuss.
No other gang of college men dare meet us in a muss.
So fill your lungs and sing it out and shout it to the sky,
We'll fight for dear old crimson for a Utah Man am I!

Let's make it a RED Christmas!

December 18, 2007


I went to the dentist on Monday to get a dental implant.
They did a bone graph and found I didn't have enough bone because of a root canal gone haywire.
They had to add bone to my existing bone so that in 4 months I can get the implant done.
Hence, the moo. They added cow bone to my bone and in 4 months it should all be molded together.
They did do another implant in another tooth and in that one just have to wait 2 months for that to heal to get my tooth in.
Basically, I am walking around here when I should be in Mississippi because I have 2 tooth missing.
Luckily, one is in the very back but the other, well, I just can't smile very big for 2 months.
If you catch me grazing in the front yard, you will know why.
And, I apologize if anyone is from Mississippi.

December 15, 2007

the advantages of living in sin city

you have the whole world right at your fingertips!

December 12, 2007

I feel like a celebrity just knowing you.

I think that Megan, your 15 minutes are up!
First Extreme Home Makeover,
and now you are on the
local news. (Click on the video)
I think that if your house doesn't sell after everyone saw that then something might be wrong.
Good luck

December 4, 2007


Remember when I talked about doing something like this earlier this year?
Well, I am so doing this next year (that is if I don't sell all my pez first)

got the picture here

seriously. what have I done?

I get this email saying save $5.00 on magazine subscriptions through Amazon. Good deal, right? The problem is I have no time to read the magazines I already get. Oh, and the fact that I am on a tight budget. However, that does not stop me! So, I go shopping and come out with these...

1. Wondertime - this is a good one. Kids stuff. And only $5.00 for a year with the discount.

2. Memory Makers - scrapbook magazine that I have never picked up. But why the hell not pick it up, just add it to all the others.

3. Smart Money - this was mainly for Joaquin. I thought I should think of him while doing this.

4. Country Living - what the flip did this go into the basket for. This is the one that floors me. Honestly, what was I thinking. I live in the damn city/desert - not the country. Nor do I want to. But for $7.00 for a yearly subscription, I guess I can skim through it. Hopefully I will see one page in the whole 12 months that will make it worthwhile.

I'm blaming all of it on the cold medicine.

December 3, 2007

just pat me on the back.

It has been a long 4 day weekend for me and not intentionally so. I had Friday off as I usually do and then had to call in sick today. Thanks to Ellie. Somehow she has managed to get everyone sick. However, as I type this Monday evening I feel worse than I did this morning when I called in. Go figure.

Anyway, while having 4 days off, I managed to get a lot in, if I do say so myself.

Made this.
Peppermint Fudge


3 tsp. butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 c. powdered sugar
6 Tbsp. baking cocoa
1 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract


2 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. milk
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1/4 c. crushed peppermint candy (about 10-12 candies)

Line the bottom and sides of a square baking dish with foil. Grease foil with butter; set aside. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla. Spread into prepared pan. Chill for an hour until firm. For peppermint layer, beat cream cheese in a small mixing bowl. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, milk and extract. Stir in peppermint candy. Spread evenly over chocolate layer. Chill for an hour or until firm. Using foil, lift fudge from pan. Gently peel off foil and cut into squares.

and these.
Pretzel Hugs

1 bag pretzels
1 pkg. M&Ms
1 pkg. Hershey "Hugs"

Place pretzels on baking stone or sheet. Place a Hug on each pretzel and bake at 200 degrees for about 8 minutes (just watch for the Hugs to melt). Remove from oven and promptly place a couple of M&Ms on each pretzel, pressing into the melted chocolate. Allow to cool before serving.

And Pillsbury holiday cupcakes.

These were all so easy so I thought I would include the recipes for ya. Sorry though, I can't take credit for the photos.

Then today, I was able to get most of my christmas cards done. It still might be a little early though to actually stick those in the mail. However, I have some going to Cuba so maybe not...

December 1, 2007

hometown holidays and them some

Thursday night we took Ellie to the park by our house for the annual Christmas festivities. She met up with Ms. Claus who she loved and then went dancing up on the stage once some of the crowd had cleared. She was dancing with all the characters - Rudolph, Frosty, some mouse, the gingerbread man and Curious George. She was hilarious. This is one time when I wished we would have had the video camera. She had her groove going on, and you all know where she gets that from. Ha! Some lady even said she has good ears, she can totally hear the beat! I'm telling ya, she got that from me! She wasn't shy at all. She was going all over the stage and she even got close to some other kids - that is a big step! Hopefully she can keep the groove going!

So around here we are all sick with colds. I was the last one to get it and it came today. Good times happening around these parts. Actually, this is Ellie's first bout with any kind of sickness so I'd say at being 16 months, that is pretty good. And, to think I only breastfed for 3 weeks.

And then tonight while I was finally loading the pictures from the other day, I was giving Ellie a bath and asked her if she wanted her picture taken and she said ok. So this is her in her bath with her newly painted festive fingernails. Thanks to Jessica for that!

Now we are going to settle down and watch The Lion King. Basically I am trying for anything other than Sesame Street.
Wish me luck!

Here's to a magical Sunday.