Thursday, January 29, 2009

25 things about Jenni

I did this on my Facebook account and thought if I went through all that hard work finding 25 interesting things about me I would share with more people.

Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs (or the + sign) on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.)

1. I love reading interesting things about people, but I hate coming up with my own interesting things about myself!
2. Afraid to sleep in my house alone with out my husband! When I was in high school I would sleep in my sisters bed because I was afraid as well. Now my 3yr old daughter is starting to do the same thing she sleeps with her twin brother when she is scared!
3. I have 4 kids, but have only been pregnant 2 times:)
4. I cry easily when watching t.v especially lately with Biggest loser and American Idol!
5. I have only drank alcohol 2 times. I didn't know I was drinking alcohol either time. The 1st was in high school after a football game at Izzy's pizza the 2nd was at a girls party. I thought it was lemonade, but it was Vodka and other yummy ingredients. I had one and a half glasses before I noticed something was wrong. I started to smile and couldn't stop. I didn't feel well at all and wanted to go home, but my friends made me wait an hour to drive myself home for fear I would crash!
6. I have been married for almost 15yrs. We had our 1st date the end of Nov. and Rob proposed to me on Dec. 5th. I can't believe my parents let me marry him so fast:)
7. I love FB it is so much fun finding old friends and keeping in touch with new ones.
8. My oldest child is adopted
9. I am afraid to go to New York City. There are so many scary people there.
10. I am allergic to peanut butter. When I tell people that they feel sorry for me:)
11. My son Zack has Cerebral palsy. He is the hardest of my kids, but he can make me the happiest with his funny things he does almost daily.
12. My parents live in New Zealand on a mission for our church. I hope to be able to visit them before they leave next year.
13. I spent $6,000 adopting Zack (cheap for today's adoptions) I spent $12,000 getting pregnant with Chase. I spent only $5,000 getting pregnant with my twins. That does not include giving birth:) I feel so lucky to have any kids at all. I would have done anything to be a mom!
14. I love being in a large group and talking.
15. Before I had kids I would exercise 5 times a week, and was mad if i didn't make it to the gym. Now that I have kids I haven't been to the gym in 4 years:(
16. I love to scrapbook, but haven't done it in years. My substitute is having a blog. It just isn't as fun.
17. I hate taking baths. I always take showers.
18. Before my mom left on her mission, out of the country, I would talk to her on the phone everyday. I still find myself thinking about calling her all the time. I miss my parents and love them tons.
20. I hate to shave my legs. I know gross. Luckily my hubby doesn't care. I do have to shave in the summer and if I get a pedicure which is rare.
21. I lived in Omaha, Nebraska while my husband was in school. I had to look on a map to see where it was when we found out we were going there.
22. I have a bachelors degree in social work, but sadly have never used it.
23. I worked with Autistic kids for 2 years. I was always afraid that I would have a child with autism. Instead my son has Cerebral palsy, but everyone thinks he is autistic.
24. I am allergic to all animals so sadly my kids will never have any.
25. I am so glad that I am a Christan and believe in God and Jesus Christ. I would not have the wonderful life I have today with out this knowledge.

Friday, January 23, 2009

I don't have to use these anymore!!!

After a lot of hard work and I mean hard work I have the twins potty trained! We started in June when my parents were here and they didn't want to have anything to do with it. We stopped for a few months. One day I got sick of buying diapers so I started again. That was in September. Taylor was great she took to it right away. Jesse not so much. I stopped doing him when he got up on the counter and peed everywhere. Taylor was completely potty trained by Oct. I started on Jesse. If I told him to go he would go to the bathroom, but if I forgot to take him he would have an accident. It was hard with our schedule because we were gone every morning, but Fridays so he was in a diaper all morning and then would nap until 4pm. I would only have a few hours in the day where he wasn't in a diaper. So frustrating. Then if he had an accident he would go and just get new clothes for himself. Rob didn't like this and made him stay in his wet clothes. It only took 3 times and magically he is potty trained. He has even been dry at night! I am so happy:) I guess I am a little sad knowing that I will not have any little ones in diapers anymore. Oh well the pocket book it going to be better. 2 kids in diapers is not cheap!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

99 Things

Things I've done are in Red. It's fun to see what is left to do!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6.Given more than you can afford to charity
7.Been to Disneyland
8.Climbed a mountain
9.Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14.Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20.Slept on an overnight train
21.Had a pillow fight
22.Hitch hiked
23.Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24.Built a snow fort
25.Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung Karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain Hello I grew up in Oregon!!!
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business Does my hubbys count?
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Anyone who wants to can do this I think it is fun.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Chase's 5th Birthday.

Chase turns 5 today wow! It is bitter sweet. Rob is out of town until Sunday so we are not going to do anything for his birthday until next week. He is so excited that it is his birthday and wants to have a party. Luckily my sister is in town today so we took the kids out to eat. The waiters sang to Chase. He was so excited and was beaming when they were singing. Then he told everyone it's my birthday. So funny. You can go here to read last years post about getting pregnant with Chase. It still is a burning memory for me!
My computer is in the shop now. I am using Rob's, but don't know how to download pictures onto an Apple so I will wait until I pick it up tomorrow to add pictures of Chase.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My kids funny sayings

My kids have been so funny this week I just have to write it down. Since I haven't written in my journal for SOOO long this is where I will write it.

Taylor- we were walking back to our van after dropping off the boys at school. "Mommy will you turn off the cold please!"

Jesse- Laying on my bed. " Momma, did the cleaning lady make the bed today?" I had actually made it today!

Chase - He was getting in trouble for not getting dressed for school. I spanked him NOT HARD! He started to cry. I felt bad so I was giving him a hug. He tells me "Jesus is mad at you for hurting me." Boy did I feel bad!

This isn't so much what Taylor said as what she did. She was watching spongebob squarepants and spongebob ripped his pants and was bending over showing it to everyone. Then Taylor pulls her pants down (including underpants) and bends over and tells me she ripped her pants! I had to not laugh, but explain that, that wasn't the best thing to be doing.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Not ready to be a Sunbeam!

Oh if you could have been at our church today you would think that all we do is have kids:) There were 11 new sunbeams today:) The twins are moving out of the nursery into a sunbeam class today. I have been telling them all week about it. They even went to a primary activity on Sat to meet their new teacher. At the end of Sacrament meeting I started to tell them that we were going to a different class. They both seemed fine with it. After the closing prayer when I started to walk them to their new teacher Taylor started to pout. I don't want to go she kept saying. I ignored her she hasn't cared that I left her for YEARS (she sometimes gets mad when I come home from a date to early). They have 2 classes so it is 5 and 6. These are the active kids they may have more other days. My kids poor teacher had to screamers one was Taylor and and the other was another little girl. There was only 2 girls out of the 11. No boys cried. I sat with Taylor for a minute, but I had to leave to teach my Sunday school class. The teacher was holding the other screaming girl so I had to find someone to hold Taylor. Rob was subbing for another class so he couldn't help. I left and was almost to class when Jesse was behind me. I picked him up and he told me that he didn't want to go to class. No crying just telling me how it was. No one had noticed that he had left. There was so much chaos he quietly slipped out. I took him back and he stayed with no crying. Later Rob told me that it took Taylor awhile to stop crying, but she just sat there with her lip pouting the whole time! When we got home Taylor told me that she missed her mommy and that is why she was crying:) We will see if next week goes better. Those poor teachers!