What I have been up to PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kara   
Thursday, 28 January 2010 06:19

Enjoying Daniel being home on Sundays

Bottling apples (65 quart jars to be exact)

Teaching school

Enjoying the rain

Participating in Young Women Mutual activities

I will expand more on these later.  I'm a little mad at my computer right now because I just lost two paragraphs of a detailed post that I was working on.

It Finally Happened! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kara   
Thursday, 14 January 2010 23:26

After many years of wondering if it would ever happen, it finally did.  Daniel is no longer in the bishopric!  He was officially released on Sunday, after over six years of being a counselor to two different bishops.  I have to admit, it was a bittersweet day.  Don't get me wrong, I am very happy to have my husband back.  I'm just not sure what I'm going to do.  It has been so long, that I don't really remember anything different.  My kids sure don't.  I think Karlie's the only one that really remembers him sitting with us on Sundays, but I don't think she remembers having him home on Sunday mornings.  He was the ward clerk for three years before he was called to be a counselor, so he's been going to Sunday meetings for a very long time.  (Nine years is it?  At least.)  For some reason, I am a little sad that his time as a bishopric counselor is over.  I'm not exactly sure why though.  Right now, it's not like anything has really changed though.  He still taught BYD on Sunday.  (He was scheduled to teach, and Bishop told him to just still plan on it.)  He still went to Mutual, and he's going with the scouts on a snowboarding trip tomorrow.  (The scouts need more people that know how to snowboard and teach snowboarding to go.  And, he was planning of going before he was released.)  So, I'll let you know next week how different it is now that he's released.

On other news, last week Daniel and Karlie went snowboarding for Karlie's Christmas present.  They had a great time.  She wants to go again, once the bruises heal.

Did you know? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kara   
Wednesday, 06 January 2010 20:02

Today while teaching Emily about the Emperor Penguins that live in Antarctica, I learned something new.

Peguins eat yellow snow.

When asked what does the father penguin eat while he's watching the egg, Emily replied without hesitation, "Yellow snow."  We couldn't help but start laughing.  She then revised her answer to the correct one, which is nothing.

On a side note, it just hit me Monday when Emily and I were doing her Phonics lesson, I taught my daughter to read.  It wasn't a teacher or somebody else.  I did it.  Me.  I taught my child to read.  I am quite proud to tell the truth.

In Case You Ever Wanted To Know PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kara   
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 07:40

In case you ever wanted to know just how tough those bar code stickers you find on copper fittings are, I will tell you.  They don't come off even with a blow torch.

Daniel installed our water softener and had to do some copper pipe sautering.  He left the sticker on (because it wouldn't come off).  Part of it burned off, so he turned the blow torch on the rest if it to get it all off.  Nothing doing, it's still there.  Those are some tough stickers.

Orthodontic Woes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kara   
Friday, 20 November 2009 22:52

Last night, as I was brushing my teeth before bed, I noticed something I didn't have that morning.  A gap between my two front teeth.  I went to the orthodontist that morning and they power chained the left half of my upper teeth to close the gap created for my canine to come down.  They told me that it was going to create a gap between my two front teeth (just in time for holiday pictures).  At dinner, Daniel told me they were moving already, in an effort to comfort me and make the pain seem worth it.  I guess he wasn't just saying that.  One good thing, they told me it would only be one or two more appointments before they could power chain all my uppers.  Yeah?!?

As if power chaining wasn't enough, they thought it would be fun to have me wear elastics too.  Yeah!  Two different elastics, one for each side of my mouth.  Can you say pain killers?


Must have been in a bad mood PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kara   
Monday, 16 November 2009 17:15

I must have been in a bad mood earlier because I am looking forward to Thanksgiving now.

Whitney is now sleeping better.  (maybe that has something to do with my mood)

I have begun thinking about Christmas shopping.

Updating PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kara   
Tuesday, 10 November 2009 19:24

The Holiday season is upon us.  Very strange happenings this year.  I have my anticipation and dread of the different holidays mixed up.  A little background for you.  I hate Halloween.  I was ok with it as a child, but as a parent I really came to hate it.  Having to get costumes together, class parties, Trunk or Treats, I just hate the whole thing.  On the other hand, I LOVE Thanksgiving!  The food, and the food, and the food.  Oh, and I do like spending time with family.  But let's be honest, anyone who has seen me eat knows it's all about the food with me.  So this year, I looked forward to Halloween.  I was able to convince my children to stay home, have a gruesome meal (smashed brains and meatballs with Witches' Fingers), watch Ghostbusters, and eat candy.  They also got to pass out candy to the neighborhood trick or treaters, which they seemed to really enjoy.  So, this year I actually looked forward to Halloween and we had a really great time.  I would have to say one of the best Halloween's ever.  Now, we haven't gotten to Thanksgiving yet, but I am not looking forward to it like I usually do.  I would have to say that I am almost dreading it.  I'm sure it will be fine and all that, but all the same I just am not looking forward to it.

Not Loving the Time Change  Since the time change, more often than not have been mornings that start at 4:30am.  Thanks to my little Whitney.  For some reason, she thinks that it's time to get up.  She's not up and ready to go.  It's like she woke up and wants to go back to sleep but can't.  She is perfectly content if I am holding her and standing up.  She will put up a fuss for a little bit if I sit down.  If I lie down, she will fuss even more.  She so desperately wants to go back to sleep and eventually does, but not before she's kicked me in the ribs, the face, and whatever else she can reach.  Then she will crawl over me a few times and wiggle all over the place.  Why can't my one year old child sleep through the night!

Funnies from my children       Abbie:  It would help if I didn't have such sarcastic parents.

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