Monday, March 30, 2009

From the Mouth of Ty #2

I was on the phone talking to Ben and Ty had just run into the bathroom when I hear:

Ty: Mom....

Me: Yes Ty.

Ty: Did you know there are more germs on the phone than there are on the toilet seat?

Me: Where did you learn that?

Ty: School.

Good to know that my kid is getting a quality education. It's also good to know that my son thinks along the same lines I do, random, random thoughts. Love that kid!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

To Smooch, or not to Smooch....

Click for a closer view, he makes me all warm and fuzzy inside....

Kisses anyone?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Heather who?

I'm wondering who this Heather is. Apparently she knows the same people I do and they often look right at me and call me by her name. I have multiple people who know me, and my name, and they will say, "Hello Heather" and "Bye Heather". I thought it was pretty funny when the same person did it multiple times. The most recent when I was getting coco at work. He said his customary ...Hello Heather... poured his coffee and then turned to me with this look of horror on his face and said, "Nicole, sorry..." Yesterday I went to get my nails done. I go every two weeks for a fill. The same ladies have worked at the salon ever since I started going. As I was leaving, one of the ones I chat with often said ....Bye Heather....

Heather, who are you and when are you going to stop following me around?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Big day Saturday!!!!

I'm so excited! Madison is getting baptized on Saturday. 10:00 @ Mullenix.

The date has been made, the program has been set, and the players have all sworn to show up! If you don't, I know where all of you live! :)

After, we get to gather for lunch at Ben's parents.

I can't wait to show all of you (okay all 2 of you) pictures of Madison's big day!

I can't wait to give her the scriptures that I ordered for her. It's been hard, I'm horrible at waiting for presents! She's going to love them!

From the mouth of Ty

*This is the first official instalment of "From the mouth of Ty". I'm sure there will be many more since he never ceases to amaze and astound me. When your six-year old stops you dead in your tracks with words and you don't have a comeback, it's too good to go unshared.*

The players: All of us! :) It WAS family home evening......

The setting: Family living room playing the Wii version of Battleship, Boys vs. Girls. Me and Madison were wining.

Me: If me and Madison win, we get to be president.

Tyler: Yeah, of LOSERVILLE!!!!!

Me: Sweet!

I laughed and hi-fived him. How could I not? It was a pretty quick zinger from my six year old boy. Man I'm in trouble down the road.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Nicole can't...

So Carolyn, the Purple Diva, got this from a friend, who got it from....Well, you know how it works.

I've been feeling a little kleptomania kicking in so I stole it, after she told me too.

Go to Google and type in your name, follow that with can't, make sure it's all in quotation marks-- "Nicole can't" and hit enter.

I just laughed at the stuff that came up:

"Nicole can't act."~~There go my dreams of being a starlett.
"Nicole can't frakking focus on one thing at a time today."~~Hey, how did they know?
"Nicole can't put in contacts"~~Yeah, so, some mornings it's hard, today-just fine.
"Nicole can't get enough of the PDA these days."~~Like I'm really going to stop my Hubby from nuzzling on me...
"Nicole can't find her pants."~~Hmmm, working on that one....
"Nicole can’t hide her bump forever."~~I had already decided last night that my diet starts today, not fair!
"Nicole can’t snake it."~~So wrong. Never met I toilet I couldn't get the best of.
"Nicole can't keep a secret!"~~That one is only true half the time, I can, if I really try!

And my favorite.....

"Nicole can’t flash her crotch."~~ I'm trying really hard not to, but it's sorta difficult not to when you don't have pants.......

Monday, March 9, 2009

My first giveaway!

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice.
For YOU!

I saw (Copied and pasted, literally, From Randi) this on a friends blog and I thought, "humm, in my attempt at being a better person, why not do a little service for friends and loved ones." This is going to be fun and I can't wait to start some new projects. It must be something to do with spring because once the sun comes out I all of the sudden get this huge urge to take on tons of new projects.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done this year. Hopefully sooner than later.
4. You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be sewn, painted, written, scrapbooky, or be something totally random that I come up with on a whim. I may even bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. Let's spread some love! So, the first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they are doing it too win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! (I know...that could either be cool or scary) Who knows! :)

Be sure to post pictures of what you won when you recieve it! :) You better hurry!

Friday, March 6, 2009

5 Senses

I was tagged by Mia. Which is great because I have been wondering where I was getting my next post from. Yea, a great idea comes forth!

Omgirl made up this great tag. She got to thinking about things she loves to smell and taste and touch and put it into a post. And figured why not... so she made it into a tag.

This is a really fun one, there are so many different things to think about. I hope you play along!

Here are the rules:5 Senses TagList 4 things you love, and one thing you hate, for each category. Then tag 5 people; leave them a note on their blog so they know.Also, let the person who tagged you know when you post yours.

1: I love the smell of Shoyu Chicken cooking, lots of garlic and ginger-it's sorta like a teriyaki chicken, I'll have to share the recipe. Growing up I would always love being in my room and smelling it all the way from the kitchen.

2: Paint, fresh, wet paint. My daddy is a painter and I hear my mom painted when she was nine months prego with me, maybe that's why I get the painting itch every few months.

3: Pinesol and Windex. They remind me of being at my Grandma Jones' house growing up and helping her clean.

4: A hot glue gun and Eucalyptus. They remind me of my Grandma Heywood's house. She was always crafting, painting, arranging flowers.

5: I hate 409! I had to use it at work when I was pregnant with my son. It seemed like every day I had a bottle in my hand. Can't stand the stuff.

1: Plain short grain rice. otherwise known as sticky rice. I grew up on it, I can eat it every day and be content.

2: Milk. I drink it by the tanker full, really, my favorite cups hold a quart of milk in them. Whole, 2%, 1%, or Skim, it doesn't matter as long as it says MILK.

3: Peanut butter and chocolate. Give me a spoon, a jar of peanut butter, and a bag of semi-sweet chips and I'm in heaven. Can be substituted for reese's miniature cups.

4: Apple cider. It reminds me of Christmastime at my fav. tree farm with my family, getting ready to cut down our Christmas tree.

5: Sweet Pickles. One word-Yuck.

1: The swish that I hear as I'm turning on the ski slopes. The snow sluffing around sound is the coolest.

2: Women singing in Relief Society meetings. It's like the angels are singing. My son loved this sound as a baby too. He would sit still and just listen, as soon as the singing stopped he was off and busy again.

3: The sound of the wind coming through the evergreen trees before it actually gets to you. I just love standing out side on a breezy day.

4: The sounds of my husband playing with my children. The laughing, the wrestling, the squealing with delight. It makes me so proud of Ben, he always has time to play with our children.

5: The whine! The high pitched squeal, the screech, the sing-songy plea, the very first sound of protest or tattle. DRIVES ME CRAZY!

1: Bare feet, I hate shoes. Flip flops are my socially acceptable form of footwear, but I prefer nothing.

2: My bathtub as I settle in for a nice long soak with a good book and the previously mentioned tanker.

3: Sand under those bare feet of mine. Or sitting on it. Or just running my hands through it. I have a collection at home. Some from Guam, Cozumel, and my favorite beach in Hawaii in different containers. Every once in a while I just have to touch it.

4: Sunshine. I just love the way the sun warms me and I can't help but smile when feel those beams fall on my head.

5: Cold. I hate being cold. Don't like cold floors, cold air, or cold soda pop cans touching suddenly my skin.

1: Blue skies, that usually means that whole sunshine thing I like is on it's way. I also crave another skydiving trip when ever I see a clear blue sky.

2: My Christmas tree covered in hundreds of white lights. I love Christmas, to me it means love, family, and strangers being nice to each other.

3: Waves on a beach. It reminds me of my first kiss with my husband, hours spent playing as a kid with my parents on the beach, my mom and dad teaching me how to boogie board and body surf, playing with my kids on the beach, and surfing with my husband.

4: My kids on a swing. There is nothing better than the smile on Madison and Ty's faces than when they are soaring through the air on the swing their dad put up for them in our yard.

5: This one is weird, just letting you know. I H.A.T.E. seeing a lone child's shoe or toy lying on the side of the road. It makes me so sad to think that there is a little girl somewhere missing her shoe. Or that some poor boy lost his favorite stuffed animal. It breaks my heart instantly.

Now lets see, who to tag....How about:


Have fun ladies! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Things I'm Not Allowed to Blog About #1

Things said by kids in the bathroom....
Trust me. It was good, really good.

Yet another celibration!

Amy has reached her one year Blogiversary! And she is celebrating......go check it out.

You only have until Friday night at 12:00....

Monday, March 2, 2009


Anyone looking for two AMAZING party planners?
Saturday was a great day! Me and Tiffany got to throw this beautiful lady...

Yea Justine! A Baby Shower! For her and her beautiful boy Rhomel! (I have already seen his pictures, watch out world, here he comes!)

There was cake and confetti....

And candies, made by Tiff.....

And balloons....

And plenty of family, friends, and co-workers to celebrate Justine and her big leap into motherhood!

Get ready for laundry, diapers, long nights, and puke! Oh, along with cuddling, snuggling, cooing, smiling, laughing, quiet time, naps together, bath time, little hands and feet, a world of discovery-for you and him, seeing your husband hold your son, and many, many great moments!

BTW--Did you see the sweet cakes I made? It was my first time playing with fondant. Even my hubby joined in. He was at the table helping me roll out frosting at the end of a really long day to help me get ready for the next really long day! Thanks Ben!

Thank you Tiff, for doing all the invites and thank you cards. And for all the other little pick ups! Where would we be with out your tablecloths, ribbon, tape and pens!