Thursday, March 26, 2009

NYC Pics.


I spent the entire week of Spring Break in New York City with JoEllen, Jan and Andy and 30 Tuacahn kids. It was a blast! I have never crammed so much stuff into 7 days in my life. There was so much to do and not enough time to do it. We saw 4 Broadway plays, numerous famous people, the statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Empire State building, FAO Schartz, the biggest Toys R Us and Build-A-Bear in the world, I ice skated in Rockefeller Center and did everything else you can think of. It was fantastic! We walked what seemed like 500 miles and still managed to gain weight because of the CHEESECAKE! WOW! The best thing was going to the Manhattan Temple. My sister and I were the only ones in the building. It was beautiful. All of the wood had beehives carved in it. I am so thankful that I have and incredible 15 year old daughter that totally took over for the entire week so I could have a much needed break. Thanks Shayne!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Oh my word! I am so glad that I talked to her about all of this before we went. It was crazy. One lady ho hummed about it and didn't make any sense at all and the other lady was so technical that the girls needed a dictionary to figure out what she was saying. Sophie just rolled her eyes and said, "this is boring." I never went to Shayne's because I had emergency gall bladder surgery the day before and couldn't get out of bed. So, this was new for me. I'm glad that Sophie is my last girl. Joel gets to go with the boys!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I hate physics!

I hate physics! And I've decided to blame everything for it! For instance this morning while I was making waffles it wasn't Josh who spilled the syrup all over my rug and kitchen floor. It was the gravity that made it flow down to the ground. And the shaker with waffle mix in it that exploded while I was moping the floor wasn't because I forgot to open the lid after shaking the crap out of it. It was because of the laws of physics and the chemical reactions that were made. The fact that the waffle mix was all over my cupboards, ceiling and in my hair...physics. I am no longer blaming my kids or myself for anything we do. It's all because of physics!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Smart Kids

Sophie and Josh both got an award at school today for being ranked in the top 10% of the nation in the Iowa standard testing! I am so happy that my kids didn't get any of my genes. Not that my parents aren't smart, I just got the stupid leftovers. It's like the movie "Twins" with Arnold Swartenagger and Danny DeVito. I'm Danny. I guess I was smart enough to marry someone who is super smart. That counts for something doesn't it?