Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vacation week 2011



Bryce Canyon was really cool.
  We even took Moose with us. We were like a mini tourist attraction inside Bryce Canyon. People stopped and petted Moose, cooed at the girls.

It was fun.

Stunning
 
Awesome
 Beautiful

Friday, April 29, 2011

A review of my goals and other odd ramblings

Remember a while ago I wrote a blog about all the things I was going to do this year? Well, one of those was to write one hundred blogs this year. It is April 29th, and this is number 18. Oh my. I have some work to do.

I'm well on my way to reading one hundred books on my own, and with my girls. It's fun stuff, reading. ;)

So Dustin went to work at around 4:15 this morning. Isn't that disgusting? The thought of getting up that early makes me feel a bit sick. I hate getting up that early. He told me earlier "You know what's really depressing? When you've been at work a few hours, and then your alarm on your phone goes off and you realize you would just be getting up." Goodness gracious. hahahahaha. That wouldn't be very pleasant. Oh, and then he worked until about 7 tonight. Overtime is a double edged sword: awesome for the bank account, sucky for the family time and sanity. I try to not complain, because that is annoying. Wild, though.

So our movie tonight is Shrek Forever After. It makes me chuckle. We like the Shreks. I don't know that I'd like them as much if we didn't have kids. I know they aren't really kid movies, but, for me, they were an acquired taste, and I never would have watched them much if I didn't have my Miaya girl. She watches things over and over and over. Doesn't really get sick of them. It's quite amazing.

I didn't watch the royal wedding stuff. I find it fascinating, but I don't watch TV much, other than Netflix, and I hardly ever get on the computer anymore, and so I totally lost track of it. Did you watch it? Was it all amazing and such?

Oh, my latest favorite netflix show: Say yes to the dress. Have you seen it? It's fascinating to me. Before Dustin and I eloped all those years ago, we were in the process of planning a wedding. I hated it. Wedding dress shopping, where to have the reception, the flowers. It was yucky. So I am fascinated watching all those women picking the perfect dress that they've dreamed about since they were little girls. I don't think I ever dreamed of such things as a little girl. But I may have. I love this show, though. I think I am also preparing myself in part for when my girls are going to want to get married.

Miaya already talks about getting married. I am always shocked when she talks about it. Dustin hopes we have another 30 years before we have to worry about it. hahahahaha. In 16 years, Miaya will be the age I was when I got married. oh my.


We had vacation last week. It was pretty fun. I'll do a post about it. and Easter. I hope.

Friday, April 22, 2011

I change the songs

So I put up whatever songs make me happy in the music player in the sidebar. The newest one is Lover, Lover by Jerrod Nieman. I'm not sure why, but our whole family sings this song when we hear it.
 
And so, here are the Baker girls singing part of the chorus for your listening pleasure. :) 


video


Well, I guess Miaya sings while Sarah hums. Miaya sings: Lover, lover, lover, You don't treat me no good no more, then Sarah hums the part that would be treat me good no more. hahahahahaha.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's getting warmer

 It's getting warmer, and so the little people start coming out in droves again. :) For the last week or two, these kids have been playing together most afternoons. Two of our neighbors have 4 year olds, so Miaya has plenty of play friends. They alternate between houses, usually all in the same afternoon. Good times.
And here is little Sarah, wanting to color too.The big kids like to play with her too, so it's fun times to be had for everyone.

Interestingly enough, on Saturday it was like 70 degrees, and then on Sunday it was only in the 30s. We also got quite a bit of snow. It was awesome. The snow is all gone now. Dustin even mowed the lawn for the first time this year, yesterday. Our garden in growing slowly but surely. Lettuce and peas for everyone! It's supposed to rain for the next week or so, but right now it's sunny and breezy. There are huge gray clouds rolling in, though, so we shall see.

Enough with my weather report.

Spring cleaning, and all sorts of meeting new people in the next week or so for the Bakers: My cousin Russell is in town, and there is to be a large gathering of cousins and aunties; Melisa's brother in law and wife are here, and so we are going to try to meet up with them somehow; Mamma's friend is coming down with stuff for my sisters and I, and I also need to send things along with her. It shall be crazy and interesing.

Oh, and did I mention that I am nervous about each and every one of those encounters? I am. blerg.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Something pretty cool is coming to Utah

So, I am very excited because next year, in the Fall, Utah will have its own Chinatown!! I think this is so unbelievably awesome.

Here is the whole story. Neat-o.

Can't wait!