Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Are we needed?

Now that I'm officially graduated with My Associates Degree (Prestigious, I know!), I have been saving up money for the fall semester by working for Kim's Dad. We've been fixing up a duplex for a lady who is moving from a really nice house in Ahwatukee to a duplex in chandler. We've also been doing a few thigs on the really nice house.
Her Mom lives in the other half of the duplex.
When I say that she is moving from a really nice house, I mean a REALLY nice house. Like, $800,000 nice.
The duplex is much nicer now that we've been fixing it up. It has new carpet and tile, new appliances, new cabinets, new paint, new front door, even new door stoppers. But, it is an old house.
Anyways, this is not why I am writing...
While working on the really nice house in Ahwatukee, I was puzzled... I think that this lady is in her forty's, the house that she lived in was georgous, but I think that she lived alone. To the best of my knowledge, she doesn't have any kids, and is not married. That big ol house seemed so lonely. I just think that it would suck to not have a family to come home to.
So, one day while I was working at the big ol house, thinking about how lonely the big beautiful expensive house would be if you lived all by yourself, even with all the nice artwork, and the pool, and the Hi-Def flat pannel TV, and a cat... I noticd a book that this lady owned. The title of the book was...
Are Men Really Needed?

What do you all think?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

It's official

Most of you probably already know, but for those who dont-
we are officially moving to Idaho in June- around the 13th. I have such mixed feeling about going.
On one hand...the weather there will be awesome this summer and we'll miss the AZ heat!
On the other will be miserably cold and dark the other 9 months out of the year.
On one hand...we'll be close to Tysons family and they'll get to know the kiddos
On the other family is here! And they wont get to be close to the kiddos.
On one will be such an adventure to go somewhere new (for me) and experience living somewhere else.
On the other hand...I love Arizona! I love all my friends here, I love my calling, etc.
At times I'm just like "come on! Let's get going and just do it!" And then theres other times where I just want these next 3 weeks to go by so slowly. Then I think, Oh my heck, I only have 3 weeks to go through all our stuff and figure out which of our stuff we can fit into a little 4ft x 8ft trailer, and what stuff has to go byebye.
On that note- I have been going through some of the boxes that were at my parents' house, so I've been looking through all sorts of old pictures and all my old yearbooks- even the ones from elementary school! All I have to say is, I was such a dork! Band geek to a T! One of the things that was at my moms house was my old clarinet- so now I have to figure out what to do with that. Lol. I had so much fun as a kid- its awesome to go back and remember all the friends I had and all the crazy stuff we did. Stake dances, dressing up for spirit days, going TPing, crushes on 10 different boys at the same time, obssessing over *NSYNC...good times.
I'll bet Tyson would love it if I would just throw out my old yearbooks and pictures- so my question is, who still has their elementary/middle school yearbooks etc? Is it worth keeping? I always have this image in my head of looking through it with my kids when they're that age- does that ever actually happen?
One thing is for sure- I am so glad I never have to go through middle school again!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Cake Recipe

Thanks to everyone who came to Tyson's party on Saturday! We had a blast, and he was really surprised. I told some of you I would put up the recipe for that yummy cake, so here you go:
"Grandma's Sinful Chocolate Cake"
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup oil
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups unsifted flour
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup bakers cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup hot water

1. Mix first 5 ingredients
2. then add egss
3. add flour and buttermilk, alternating
4. mix cocoa/baking soda/water seperately, then add to mixture
5. bake at 350 for 40 minutes
6. be sure to butter/flour the pan!

We actually cooked it a little less than 40 minutes- that might have contributed to the moistness, as well as covering it up to transport it! Thats the first time it was that moist.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 cube butter
4oz cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2-3 tbs milk
dash of salt

Mix everything together!

Is any one else excited?!

I cant wait for the Twilight movie! Only...7 1/2 more months to go... :(
I dont know what I'm going to do until then. I guess I'll just have to fill up my time with The Host (May 6th), Breaking Dawn (Aug. 2nd) and you know, being a mommy ;)
P.S.- There's a teaser trailer out! I cant figure out how to post it here...but if you go to you can see it! All I can say is Oh. My. Gosh. It looks so good!