Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gun Cleaning Party

Since we are shooting tomorrow, and we didn't clean the guns last time, we cleaned them tonight. It's Adams first time cleaning his gun. :)

Dustin instructing Adam on how to take it apart and clean it.
Adam preparing to clean it. The smell of the solvent is so strong I can feel it in my throat. So gross.

Miaya sings

I love it. On Sunday at church, every time it got quiet in sacrament meeting, Miaya would ask us if it was time to sing. And when it was, she sung her little heart out! :) She sings sort of to the tunes, and all her own words, and as loud as she can. It's a beautiful thing.

I've been scrapbooking, and I've hit new creative levels. I have been doing Miaya's ultrasound pictures. I have had them sitting in those plastic sleeve thingies since I got them, and I finally got to them last night and today. I feel accomplished in having done these.

This is my scrapbooking tattoo. This is what happens when the ink hasn't dried and you lean on it. hahahahahaha.

Monday, November 24, 2008

An Object Lesson

Yesterday Dustin was asked by a guy in our ward to dress "immodestly for church, or inappropriately" at a choir practice he went to before church. So he came home and asked me what immodest was for a guy. Indeed. I told him "Your crack-a-lack showing, or your undies showing". And he laughed himself silly. He obviously couldn't be like that for church, so he just sagged his jeans, and left his shoes untied, and borrowed a wig from Grams so he could not comb his hair. (Anyone who has seen Dustin knows he has no hair) The wig was awesome! It was funny to me. And I guess as soon as he walked into elders quorum, the whole class starts laughing at him. I wish I could have seen it. hahahaha. He had fun. He wanted to make sure everyone there knew, however, that if jeans and t-shirt is your Sunday best, that's great, but pull your pants up and tie your shoelaces and comb your hair. I tried to get him to blog about it, but he can't be bothered with such things.

On to other things: I saw Twilight with Dustin and Adam (little bro-in-law and fellow twilight freak) and I thought it was excellent. I have noticed many many people in internet-land were not as enthused as I was about it. I loved it, though. I will buy it as soon as I can. hahahahaha. Dustin hated it. Well, he didn't mind sitting through it with me, but he doesn't want to ever see it again. hahahahaha. He was a good sport to see it with me. He thought it was a chick flick and he, apparently, abhors such things as chick flicks. I hope I'm not ruining anything for anyone. I'm not talking about specifics in the movie.

Anyway, it's almost Thanksgiving and I can't quite believe it. It's too warm, or something, for it to be Thanksgiving. We are going shooting on Thursday. We will wake up at the crack of dawn, drive for an hour, shoot shotguns and rifles for a couple of hours, and then come back and eat til we can't move, watch some football and take a nap. hahahaha.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The world gets tinier each day

So I've been connecting with people all over a lot that I haven't seen in YEARS. And it's all been quite recently. Last week we got our internet hooked up and there was a message from a girl I went to high school with. She told me her younger sister was marrying a boy from Iceland. I know who he is and his family is close with my family, so it was all weird and cool and the world shrunk. I saw a girl from high school today, at Orson Gygi. I went there this morning because my neighbor and friend Bryn asked me if I wanted to go with her. I've always wanted to go and check it out so I said yes. We are there and wandering around and seeing all the fun stuff they had and a young woman who works there says to me "I know you. We went to high school together. You're from AF right?" and I was dumbfounded because she didn't really look at all familiar, but she obviously knew me. So I said "yeah" and then it clicked for me. But I couldn't think of her name. She then said "I was Chicks best friend" and I was like "Oh yeah, I know who you are!" but I still couldn't think of her name! and then she supplied it "I'm Erin" and it was so surreal. I was in Salt Lake at a store I had never been to in my life, just by chance, and then there is another blast from the past. Nuttery. She was really nice. Other stuff was said, but that was the jist of the conversation, and it was all weird for me. The world will soon shrink to the size of a walnut. Miriam, I think you were kind of friends with her, right? Hmmm...vair vair interesting.

Oh! I almost forgot my excellent other news. I bought my tickets for twilight today. I am all set to see it tomorrow for lunch. It seems a crime to have to wait. I am just glad I don't have to watch it by my lonesome. hahahahhahahahahahaha. I am a bit hysterical with excitement. I won't be blathering about it until it is legal to do so, which means after my sisters in the other countries have seen it. Then we can have a good ol gush together. hahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Alright. I'm done.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I remembered!

I remembered the other dream. It too was really weird. Dustin and I were on top of some mountain somewhere like in the middle of nowhere. We were in some sort of cabin, but like a place where people who take care of those weather towers or whatever, would stay. I knew Miaya was safe somewhere out of the mountains, but we had to fix or take care of something. I don't know what. A little while after we arrived there, a massive storm hit. At first it was snowing really hard. There was already all sorts of snow and ice everywhere. Then it all got covered with snow, but then it started to rain really hard. It was flooding over the ice and such, and we had no way to leave or anything. So we shuttered up the whole building, which was not big or small. And amazingly enough, I hadn't noticed the shutters on the windows until we needed them to be there. hahahahaha. And I think we made some dinner after that, just waiting for the storm to be done. The dream started all panicky and like we had to do something, and then it just fizzled out. How odd.

dream, dream, dream

So I always have dreams of all sorts. This morning they were just weird. In one, Dustin's step dad had become an astronaut. He was getting ready to go on his second space mission. He is a plumber in real life, so that's strange enough. But the whole world knew who he was and they made it into space alright (we were somewhere watching the take off) but once they were up there, they realized there was some sort of problem with something. There was another dream, but now I am too far from having woken up that I can't remember what it was about. Oh well. Maybe later. Alot of times when I have really involved dreams, I wake up so exhausted. Like I stayed up all night. I have a funeral to go to now. A woman in our neighborhood passed away last week. She was a woman who did much to help out in the community, and really fought for what she believed in. I don't like going to funerals much, but I am going. I might blog some more later.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hide and seek

As mentioned yesterday, I organized the hell out of my house last week. hahahahahaha. So, while I was organizing, Miaya started hiding in closets that before last week were jam packed with junk and containers. It made me think that she would be pretty good at hide and seek, so we tried it out. It was hilarious! And so funny. So I told her I would count and she should go hide. I was in her room counting and she ran into our bedroom, which is right next to her room. I only counted to 10 and the whole time I was counting she was giggling. I went into my room and she was standing next to our bed and she saw me and started screaming! hahahahahaha. It was so funny. So then I told her to count to 10 and I would go and hide. She counted to 5 and then came and looked for me. I was laying on the couch in the living room with a blanket on me, and I could hear her walking around the whole house saying "Mamma! Where are you?!?!" And I sat there giggling on the couch. She finally came into the living room and is right by me and still yelling out "Mamma! Where are you!?!?!" and that made me laugh really hard, and then she saw me. Then, I had her go and hide while I counted, and so I covered my eyes and started counting and then she counted with me. I kept trying to convince her to go and hide but she preferred counting with me. It was funny. That was as far as our game of hide and seek went. She is a funny little nut. hahahahaha.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Fina Freakin Lee

We have acquired the internet legitimately and so now we have it for a year at least. hahaha. Much has happened, but things are much the same. Lets see:

Dustin's job is doing well. He does a good job, and his boss likes him, the big contract folks like him, and the guys he works with like him, and he seems to be liking how things are going too. Obviously, not everyone is going to love you all the time, but as a whole, things are going well for Dustin at work.

With the economy not doing so well, it's a bit of a relief to live in Utah, where things go their own crazy way, for the most part. Jobs are available here. It doesn't seem, in my neighborhood, that many people are losing their homes. It probably helps that none of the houses are worth more than $200,000. Anyways.

Miaya is so big. She's going to be taller than me by the time she's five. Ten, tops. hahaha. She talks more than any two year old I know, and is incredibly cheeky. Her favorite things to say right now are "Be Quiet!" "Go Away!" "Let's sing" "Guess what?" among others. She is bossy too. haha. She's very sure, sometimes, of what she wants and will go to great lengths to get it. She loves the leaves right now, that are everywhere. She likes to run through them, and kick them around. She's a lot of fun to watch. She's very affectionate when she wants to be, and for that I am greatful. She loves Harry Potter (the movies), Finding Nemo, and Lilo and Stitch, the Jungle Book, and occasionally the Little Mermaid, when it comes to movies. She loves books, and Dustin's jeep stories at bedtime. Her favorite being about Danny's rollover. Go figure. She likes to type too. She wants to add something, so here she goes:

cfn bbryvvvvvvvvgfvgvv6

She can say her numbers, and knows what 2 is. She knows that letters are letters but doesn't know which name goes with which letter. She likes numbers and letters. Her hair is getting darker, so people comment on it all the time. It's annoying when people are like "Is she EVER going to get hair?!" and I want to smack them. hahahaha. Just because she has way more hair now than she has ever had. hahahahaha. It's dumb, I know. But she's doing really well too.

Me, I am in a good place. I went through and organized a large chunk of the house last week, and that has given me an excellent sense of well-being. Getting rid of stuff always does. :) And having a cleaner house too. I'm trying to get healthy, so I've been trying to walk and use my eliptical trainer and my yoga dvd, and every time I work out, I feel really good. It's just a matter of sticking with it, I suppose. I've got things I want to do and accomplish, and being healthy is one of those things. I am enjoyin being able to stay at home with Miaya. I feel so blessed to be able to. Our home is a happy and comfortable place for me and for my family, and others who come here. I like that.

I'm really excited at the possibility of having family members living closer. :D And worried, too, about those who will be so far away. But, that's the way it goes. I think I'm just rambling now. Enough for now.