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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tag... 7 Random things about me...

1. I love to read the obituaries.. I know creepy, but how am I supposed to find out who has passed on in the family if I do not read the obituaries?

2. I had my appendix out at the age of 5.. Don't I wish that I had it out now, instead of then. I would not have the nasty scar on my stomach...

3. I still listen to 'New Kids on the Block'!

4. I bite my nails.. when I am nervous I bite them.. I wish I did not cause that is a nasty habit but yeah.. its life..

5. I do have a myspace account.. Not for the reasons that others have it, but to keep in touch with my friends from High School..

6. I enjoy meeting people online. I have met a few different people but most of them I am still friends with.. (I don't meet them unless I have talked to them for a LONG time....)

7. I have never broke a bone.. or had stitches.... (wheres the wood!)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas/Fall Pictures

I took the kids to get pictures taken so we could get Christmas cards made.. Here are some of my favorite pictures that we took. Most of the pictures are really good.. I can not believe it! I am going to start sending cards out.. so if you all could please email me your address I will make sure to get them to you! wishenuponastar@yahoo.com
Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving.. Talk to you all soon!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Football Frenzee!

Yes, the big game was today! I really do not root for just one team.. but when I have to chose between Utah and BYU.. heck yeah.. BYU baby! All of my friends are big diehard Ute fans, so we made some bets! Yes, I am getting a whole bunch of dinners! They kept on saying that Utah was going to win... I was like whatever, you know that the real team will win! and whats up.... did I hear it correctly? BYU won again? Needless to say, I did watch the whole game with Mom and Dad.. and Granny and Grandpa. It was really fun and worth the mocking of my friends! Woohoo! good luck in the bowls... (yes, both teams!)

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving Day!

Well, I had the kids for Thanksgiving this year. I was very greatful and happy to have them! It is one of my favorite times of the year.. then there is Christmas! But hey, we are in November, so it is Thanksgiving! So our day started out pretty lazy... I did not start getting ready until 11 or 12ish! Yeah, I was supposed to be to my moms house at 12 to get my relish tray done.. now that I think back on it.. I totally forgot to take the carrots! sorry!... So we had dinner at Aunt Debbies house.(in the room that we have all of the family gatherings! thanks Hales') I got to see some family that we don't see as often as I would like. So we had our dinner and then started to play a game.. Ok, the Garbe's are not game players! but this was a blast!(McLane, Ash, Whit, and Colin you so missed out!) We were each given 3 balloons to make a hat... Let me first say that the balloons were a PAIN to blow up and the pumps that we were given were not much help! So we all got our hats made, and told to stand against the wall. We all follow rules, except Oakley, he wanted to run around in front of everyone! So most of you know the game Musical Chairs.. well we kind of played that.... with hats! It was so funny to watch all of the grown men fight for a hat, and Tyson... what the...! He kept on jumping in the pile of balloons and popping them so others could not get one! but in the end, he was the real Winner!.... So.. here are a couple of pictures that I could get with my phone... Erika with a hat made into a neck brace.. she looked so funny walking around with it on.. And Uncle Chris, he was playing with Harley and she put it on him then he fell asleep.. the game must have worn him out!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Apache Helicopters Provide Air Support In Basra

Check out this video. My friend took it while in Iraq.
With it being Thanksgiving today, I just can not thank all of the men and women that are risking their lives for all of us.. My love to all of them. Especially you Kevin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3ttUM2ak-8#xS0_xYvxKUE

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I am Thankful for.....

I was sitting trying to think of all the things that I am thankful for... I could not just think of one, so here goes! you get them all.. well just some that came to the top of my head..(and Yes, I had to think!)

My kids- if I did not have my kids, where would I be? I would probably be some lonely young lady with no thrill in her life. What would I do without those Cheeto hands and messy diapers... Someone to have a conversation with in the middle of the night (Harley has been talking in her sleep and having full on conversations with me!) I would not be able to hear the little sweet voice at 6am saying 'Momma, Momma'. Without my kids I would not be able to say I am a MOM! Being a mom ROCKS!

Music- I am so thankful for Music in my life! with out it where would we have learned the Turkey song that Harley has been singing for weeks straight. I would not be able to turn my radio up in the car and watch through my rear view mirror Oakley dancing in his carseat! I would not be able to listen to all the different kinds... and yes, I have been listening to some music that I have always said that I would never listen to....

My messy house- Ah, the messy house. I am SO thankful for this... That just means to me that I have a loving family that I spend my time with! If I had a clean house I would not be able to take my kids to the park or read stories to them.(i would be cleaning my house instead of playing with the kiddos!)

Online dating- I am WAY thankful for online dating.. I know it sounds really crazy but I have met some pretty good friends on there! Without the online dating websites, I would have not met my best friend.. Yes, he did move back to Arizona(he says the land of the Gods, But hello! thats Utah!) But as you can tell, I meet alot of pretty cool people on there.. not only the guys, but I have met some girls too that I have become friends with...

The computer-I am thankful for the computer, what did we ever do in the days of Typewriters? Without the computer I would not be able to look at pictures of my family and friends that live far away.. Ah, what a great invention!

Smiles- Smiles are contagious and yes I am way thankful for them! I just wish everyone wore a smile!

Gasoline- I know, I know... Gasoline.. Yes, I am thankful for it.. I know it is way too expensive
but with out it where would we be? We would still be riding on the horse and buggy.. Not my favorite!

The Dollar Store- I dont know about you but I love the Dollar Store and I am way thankful for it.. I would not be able to get half of the stuff that is in my house without that store!
work- Work.. very thankful for it! I would not be able to support my family with out work! Not only a full time job, but work as in service work and helping others. I classify that as work!

Mike- I know..... what am I thinking... But really without Mike.. I would not have learned the lessons that I have and I would not have the most beautiful kids in the world.. I really am thankful for him!

Yams- Yummy! thats all I have to say!

My Large Family- I am so thankful for my family.. Not just my immediate family but my aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparens... I am so thankful that my grandma and grandpa raised 16 children.. without them I would not be able to have the family that I do. I have grown closer to my aunts and uncles than I would have ever dreampt about.. I know that I do not know some of my family as well as I would like, but those christmas parties with everyone is a great and eventful expierence!

Cell phones- what would we ever do with out these? I would not be able to save all the messages that Harley leaves on my phone on a daily basis and listen to them when they are at their dads, because I miss them and need to hear their voices!

Cameras- I am so very thankful for cameras... I would not be able to capture every moment that means alot to me without one.. My friends think that I am crazy because I carry one around at all times.. Heck.. I need the memories for the scrapbooks!

My Favorite Drink....

I have been thinking about this for a bit...

I would have to say that my favorite drink of all time, would have to be Crystal Clear Pepsi.. Yet they do not make it anymore. Remember the days when it was really cool to drink Pepsi, but it was clear and you could say you were drinking Sprite instead?
I have always wondered why they do not make it anymore. One year in school we had to write an essay and one of my friends sent Pepsi a letter asking them why the discontinued Crystal Pepsi. They said that they did not make any money. I for sure would buy it again..
Hello... I would not have to worry about Oakley spilling my 'brown' drink on my white shirt! Yes, I do know that it will still be sticky and crap. BUT I would not have that brown stain on my shirt or carpet! (yes, I know... My 1 yr old should not be drinking Pepsi!)
So now I would have to say that my favorite drink these days is just a regular, plain old Pepsi! If you ask me I am drinking the drink of the Gods! But you ask friends and I am drinking crap... They would rather see me drink Coke..
What the crap! that is just plain NASTY! (yet they do taste somewhat the same! lol) So, again... Pepsi Baby!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

HaPpY ThAnKsGiViNg!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I have no idea how to explain it but I am so Thankful for everyone and Everything. I was talking to Harley last night and she started singing a song about thanksgiving. It was so cute that I wanted to share it with you all!


Song 1 (sing to the tune of Here we are together, primary song)
Oh, I'm glad I'm not a turkey, a turkey, a turkey
Oh, I'm glad I'm not a turkey on Thanksgiving day
'cuz They'll bake me and taste me
Oh, I'm glad I'm not a turkey on Thanksgiving day!


Song 2
Hello Mr. Turkey how are you?
Hello Mr. Turkey how are you?
With a Gobble, gobble,gobble
and a wobble, wobble, wobble
Hello Mr. Turkey how are you?

So now that you all will have these songs in your head! I hope that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and is safe!
Love ya,
Tiff=)

Favorite TV show!

Man, I don't know if I could just pick one! There is like shows every night that i feel are my favorite! So where do I start?

Sunday Nights... Extreme Home Makeover (can't get enough of TY!), Desperate Housewives, and Brothers and Sisters.
Monday Night...HEROES, CSI Miami, October Road (starts next week!) and yes the HILLS!
Tuesday Night.... The Biggest Loser
Wednesday Night.... Private Practice
Thursday Night.... Grey's, Big Shots and the new one Womens Murder Club
Friday Night...Women' Murder Club, Las Vegas, and Men in Trees
Saturday Night.... Cops, America's Most Wanted and 48 hours Mystery.

AH, I remember.. and only for the season.. FOOTBALL BABY! that would consist of all day Sunday and Monday night! =)

Ok.. But you have got to know... I set all of these shows on the DVR and then watch them when the kidlets are in bed! Mommy time and yes I watch TV!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Dress up!

Harley and Erika were playing dress up on Monday at Nanny's house. Oakley was feeling left out, so here is what we put on him.. I could not let him get all dressed up like the others! He even wanted to put on the shoes and walk around. The one that I let him put on and wear was the Superman/Batman cape! I will have to get a picture with him in that! So cute!


Monday, November 12, 2007

Make Up!

Today I was getting ready for work and Oakley thought that he would to. He got into my makeup bag, got the Mascara out and started putting it on his face! He thought is was funny and when I started to clean him up, he was getting mad and trying to get the mascara again. Let me just say.. Monday mornings and trying to get him cleaned up and me ready, Oh, and Harley ready for school... Not a good day! But how can you resist this cute little Face!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My Baby and Me!

The other morning while I was getting ready for work, Oakley was playing with Harley's Baby! He decided that the baby needed to have his Binkie!
Not only did the baby need the binkie but he did too! and a diaper on the baby. I could not help from laughing and showing these pictures off!



He is my little man and it is funny to see him with a baby doll. I think that if his dad saw him with it he would die! He sits and pats the baby's bum and tells it to shhh... It is so Priceless!

Vote For Oak!

The radio station 97.1 ZHT is doing a contest for the cutest Halloween Costume! I entered Oakley and here is the link to vote for him!
http://www.971zht.com/pages/halloween/cuties/
He is number 66. If you want to view all of the entries you can, or you can click on 'VOTE NOW' and then click on his number. The winner wins $1000! It's so worth it! Here is the pic that I entered in.!

Friday, November 2, 2007

New Sewing Project!

Yes I know that Christmas is what FOREVER away.. But thanks to Emily, she gave me an idea.. We are making stockings for us.. and these are mine!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

My Best Friend

Well, since Tuesdays topic was 'My best friend' I thought that I would hurry and post it! I have had a couple days to think about this one.. and you would think it would be the easiest post to do.. BUT it is not.. Most people would say that their best friend would be their spouce.. Yeah, I would say that too... If I had one! =) oh wait, I did.... and then found out he is and was not my best friend. Other people would say that their friend from High school would be their best friend. And others would say that their best friend would be their dog....
Me.. My best friend would have to be my MOM.. need I say more? She is the best person ever... She would do anything for anyone, especially her kids and grandkids....
Then there is Harley.. She is my little 5yr old going on 16! She always wants to have mommy and me time.. and she will get it when she wants! (and when Oakley is down for a nap!) I can not wait till she is older and we can go shopping together.. Oh, wait.. we do that already.. She tells me if something looks good and if it doesn't match!

Beauty and the Beast!

Halloween 2007... Harley and Oakley were Beauty and the Beast.. Yeah, Oakleys costume looks like a Lion.. but if you look close, he does have a TUX on! These pictures were taken at work, so ignore the cubicals!


Can you see my face! and look at all that hair!~ Okay, I know the question is going to be asked.. So it took FOREVER to curl all of the ribbon for the hair! Lets just say HOURS! I am seriously considering putting this costume on eBay! What do you think!
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