Monday, June 30, 2008

Meals and carpet

I saw this on another person's blog and that what a great idea!! so here's to planning out meals for the week.
Monday: Leftovers of Spaghetti
Tuesday: pancakes with bacon
Wednesday: White chicken chili (camping for the weekend)
Thursday: Taco Soup
Friday: Hot Dogs with Potato salad
Saturday: Pizza from Papa Murphy's
Sunday: Leftovers

So I'm done with the house now smells like Easter Eggs and wetness. I'm hoping magically the Flower Fairy will come into my house tomorrow and I'll wake up to a house smelling of roses or lilies. (Or maybe I'll light a candle!) But at least it doesn't smell like urine!

P.S. No more TypeRacer today...I slammed my ring finger in the door and now have to hobble around the keyboard!


I heard an old wives' tale about shampooing your carpet with vinegar, to get pet urine smell out of carpet. So with our new puppy potty trained....guess what I'm doing today?! I'm shampooing my carpet with vinegar! So wish me luck...I'll let you know how it goes later!

Saturday, June 28, 2008


I was just skipping around the internet and came across this.
The effort to more clearly distinguish Mormons from the Texas polygamist group follows a survey commissioned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that found a high level of public awareness of stories about the polygamous compound near San Angelo, Texas. Allegations of child abuse led to a raid by the state's Child Protective Services earlier this year. Some 91 percent of respondents had heard or read stories surrounding the religious compound.
However, the survey also found that:
  • More than a third of those surveyed (36 percent) erroneously thought that the Texas compound was part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or "Mormon Church" based in Salt Lake City
  • 6 percent said the two groups were partly related.
  • 29 percent correctly said the two groups were not connected at all
  • 29 percent were not sure.
In addition, when asked specifically which religious organization members of the polygamous group belonged to:
  • 30 percent said "Mormon," "LDS" or "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"
  • 14 percent said "FLDS"
  • 6 percent said "Mormon fundamentalists"
  • Nearly half (44 percent) were unsure

Now aren't those scary! It looks like we need to do some work, telling people the truth!
Now on a personal level, my Mom came up to visit and asked about this group of people. She also thought we were the same. So when I say 'we', I really mean me. This lead me to think about my role as a Mormon. What kind of missionary am I? I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I wouldn't be here today if my friends in junior high weren't brave enough to share with me what they know. I'm sooo grateful for them. I just think of what kind of image I give of the church. I hope that it's good. I now have a new light on the subject and hope to be better!

Friday, June 27, 2008


So I'm totally just getting into the whole Mormon lifestyle... food storage, Enrichment nights, temple work, genealogy and all the other good stuff! I really enjoy it.
While I was blogging the other day, another must-do in LDS world (ha ha) I ran across a friend of mine that had done indexing as an enrichment night. I thought, well if she can do it... so I looked it up online. I totally fell in LOVE in with. I love sitting at my computer, and now I can help other people do genealogy and temple work!! A plus in both worlds so that's what I do in my spare ten minutes. Check it out here! It will totally fit in your schedule, if you wanna!

What would you do..

So the question of the day:

What would you do with a million dollars?
A million dollars gets said a lot lately. Sign up here and win a million dollars, sing on America's Blah Blah and win a million dollars, etc.

So, if by chance, you got handed a million dollars tommorrow...what would you do with it? (By the way, that's what it would look like)
I will answer my own question but you have to comment first, I don't want any copying! :)

1. Pay off all our debt... $960,000
2. Buy a house in Alaska for my husband... $760,000
3. Buy a house somewhere warm like Florida...$560,000
4. Buy food storage for all my friends and family...$555,000
5. Buy a Jetta for me...$525,000
6. Put some money somewhere for college for the kids...$455,000
7. Pay off my Mom, Dad and the Waggoner's little bills...$355,000
8. Buy my husband a nice boat...$300,000
9. Put money in a good stock/savings for retirement...$200,000
10. Take a Girl's Weekend to Grand Cayman Island to swim with the turtles with Maggie, Mychel, Jessica, Krystle, Aimee, Taron, Nicci and anyone else...$100,000
11. (This is harder than you think) I think I would just have the rest in a savings account so I could go do little things whenever I wanted like pizza for dinner once a week and movies with my husband and the extras, ya know! It would last a little bit! :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Book Club

So Book Club is tonight and I'm uuber excited! This month I am in charge of picking the book and making refreshments. This is my favorite book in the whole world. It's about a prince, who is still recovering from the death of his wife, that needs to be married in order to stay royal. He leaves it up to his parents to choose him a wife. It's a story how they grow to love each other. It's kinda heavy with the Christian stuff but it's really good. I recommend it to anyone. It makes you want to fall in love with your spouse all over again!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Birthday Boy!

Our birthday boy! He turned one on Sunday. My mom came up from Seattle. We had a couple friends over also to help celebrate. Next year I'm sure it will be a bigger event, as this year it was Father's Day. After a Costco chocolate cupcake! How stinkin' cute is he!!
Maimeo and Bee having a moment on our couch. He sure does love her!
Maimeo and Bee taking his new wheels for a spin! This is by our house, a little pond. What a wonderful weekend to have company. It gave the impression that Alaska is a nice place to live! (See April 23 blog, if you need to see why it's a myth!) :)
Opening presents...not quite interested but it did make noise so it was a good thing!
It was such a good time having my mom up here. We didn't do anything special but still had a great time. She wanted to love on her "Leading Man," and that's what she did. It was definitely nice having her to help with the one year old. Now the next couple days will be teaching Bee that he isn't really spoiled, just when Maimeo is here! (Maimeo is Gaelic for grandma.) Welp back to real life!

This time last year

This time last year we had a new addition to our family! I can't believe it's been a year. We got to bring Bee home from the NICU (Newborn Intensive Care Unit). He proved to those doctors that he could make his own blood with platelets!! So he got to come home. We had NO IDEA that we could love Bee as much as we do. Every little thing he does, just makes us smile. I'm so amazed how much he has grown. People said it would go fast...I didn't think this fast! He is already saying Mama and Dada, regularly and other words sometimes. He is using sign language! How cool is that?!
You are such a wonderful blessing to us, Bee. We are so grateful to have you here with us. You are a great kid. You make us smile with your toothy grin and wonderful laugh. We love you bunches!
Here are some pictures for everyone's enjoyment of this time, last year!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Go Sisters!

Yesterday our ward Relief Society had a temple day. Lindsay stayed home and watched 13(!!) kids while we went to the temple at 10am. It was amazing! Missy and I had forgot to call ahead to schedule but thought it would be okay because it was 10am on a Thursday. We were shocked when we got there and the parking lot was full! We thought "Well worse comes to worse, we do other things!" SO we went in and were shocked again when we had to sit on the other side! I don't remember the number but all of us sisters filled 8.5 rows with two brothers! Go Sisters!!
It was still a little stressful to go through the second time because I had forgotten half the things we did. But Missy was there to help and it was still wonderful. I'm so glad I went. Hopefully it will be a monthly thing for all of us! Just think of the work we could get done! We had cards yesterday dating back to '00. I hope our turnover rate is quicker than that with all us sisters going on Thursday morning!! Yeah.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Upcoming events

Mr. Bee is turning one this next Sunday. I seriously can't believe that he is one. (OK so that will be another blog) Because Mr. Bee is turning one, Maimeo (my mom) is coming up from Seattle to celebrate with us! I'm really looking forward to this visit. She came up last year but it was just a bunch of lounging around after having a baby. Don't get me wrong, there will be plenty of that but I also want to take her to see a glacier. We tried the Portage Glacier and it was closed last time so we'll try the Mut-Su and go at our own pace. This will probably be the last time she is up here since we are leaving soon. I'm excited to see her. As the days get closer, I think about how much she is going to enjoy Bee. He is such a fun baby. I'm not quite sure what we are going to do for his birthday, being that it is Father's Day too. I would like to invite friends but I don't want to take away from their Daddy Day. I'm sure I'll figure that part out.

My question to you is: What did you do for your child's first birthday?
and for those who don't have munchkins: What did you do for your first birthday?

Please leave your brilliant ideas in the comment box!! Thanks

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


What's in a name? I realized as I was reading someone's post that I didn't know why my husband, Chris was named, Chris. And that got me thinking about how I need to write down about how I got my name and our little family. So a phone call to the in-laws and this is what we have.
Christopher John was named Christopher because it was a name his father's mother (Grandma W.) enjoyed a lot. Marie and Don were trying to figure out a name for their FIFTH son and Grandma came along and said "What about Christopher?" So he is now Chris for short. His middle name is John after his mother's grandfather. Marie wanted one of her children named after him and it was perfect because Johnathan would have been too long. (They had limits on birth names, i guess.) So that's Chris' name.
Krista Colette is my full name. I was named after my aunts. I have one on each side of the family. I was suppose to be Kristina (Tina for short) Colette but it didn't happen that way. That was the name my parent's had going into the delivery room. My dad called everyone and told them that they were having a Kristina Colette. Once they saw me, Mom said "No, she's a Krista." She'd never heard the name before but loved it as soon as she said it. Dad said "But I already called everyone and said Kristina." Mom (i'm sure plenty annoyed that he is arguing with her after giving birth) said "Well I guess you are just going to call them back and tell them her REAL name." :) Gotta love that!
Connor Anthony was picked out pretty easily concerning he was our first. A couple days after we found out we were having a boy, Chris sat on the couch and looked through a baby name book. He said "What about Connor?" I ran the list in my head of the boys I knew and only thought of a kid I used to babysit. (Which was a great kid) So I said "I like it...." (I was still if-y about it because I hadn't thought of all the mean names that he could be called with Connor, or CW or anything else. So it was on the table. Chris went upstairs for awhile and came back down and said "His name is going to be Connor." And that was that! :) It sounds demanding as I write it but it was more of a matter-of-fact thing. Anthony was a little more difficult. I wanted Anthony from the beginning after my grandfather on my mom's side but Chris knew a mean-head in high school named Anthony. Finally it came down to, he picked the first name, I get the middle name! So after we got Connor Anthony and had no bad things with CAW, we were set. We told our friend Robb and he said no. We asked why and after some thought he said "Because when you are a teenager, you test out your middle name. People will call him Tony for short and then he will be CT and there isn't a nice person named CT. It's the rule." So after a good laugh, we knew we HAD to name him Connor Anthony just to see what happens! :)

SO how did you and your family get their names?

Monday, June 2, 2008


Alright, this might get a little corny but it's all in good fun!

3 Joys

1) Hand quilting. I have made one quilt on my wall and hope to make lots more. I am in the process of making a yo-yo quilt. Hopefully it will be finished before Bee graduates High school! :)

2) Playing with Bee. He is at such a fun age and I really just enjoy being around him and his little funny things!

3) Keeping in touch with family and friends. I love a good hand-written letter and think that everyone should have at least two in their possession at all times...just kidding...but maybe in a journal.

3 Fears
1) Snakes. I don't know why I am scared of these little creepy things. I remember going on walks with my Grandma in Granite Falls, WA and picking them up for her...she was scared of them, all when I was younger. But now I'm freaked. I can't even look at them in Petco, behind the cage. I make Chris walk down the aisle and tell me if they are there and looking at me. If, and only if, there eyes aren't looking at me, I will stand behind Chris and look from a distance.

2)Touching fish. I'm totally okay with looking, feeding, swimming, catching, and EVERYthing else you do with long as I don't have to touch the slimy, freakishly nastiness outside of a fish. My husband thinks this is the Silly-Stupidest thing he has ever heard of and has made it his goal in life to make me touch it. I have touched them..and I scream like a little girl EVERY single TIME! My hubby laughs at me until he cries. He is okay until the next one.

3)Not being able to feed my family. We have plenty of food, no worries there. It's just one of my fears for the future, I guess. Thank goodness for food storage!

3 Goals
1)To go back to school and become an RN or teacher. I haven't decided which but one will do. I want to be able to support our family if I have to, one day. And I don't like being at the bottom of the medical career food chain with my CMA.

2)Get three months of food storage in my house before gas prices reach $5 here.

3) Practice the piano more regularly. It would really help with my calling and it makes me a happier person. I think my neighbors enjoy it too.

3 Current Obsessions/Collections

1)Blogspot. It's my new found love. :) I enjoy reading other blogs to keep up-to-date with other people. And that it's new, I want to find out all the little cool things it can do.

2)I just got a treadmill this weekend and I hope this becomes my new obsession. It isn't yet but I hope it does.

3)Reading. I am a part of this book club that has really gotten me out of my little shell of books to read. I am finding new loves like "These is my Words" and other great ones.

3 Random, Surprising Facts About Me

1)I am double jointed and can make my finger look like a witch..."I'll get you my pretty and your little dog too!"

2)I can't stand my feet being dirty when I go to bed. I will wash my feet off in the bathtub before going to bed. Everything else can be filthy but not my feet.

3) I don't have a spleen. It was taking out after being a bad spleen and eating all my platelets!

So now that you have read this...copy and do it yourself cuz I would love to know a little about you!