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Trunk or Treat: final rehearsal for the Big Night coming this Friday!

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Douglas loved mommy's artwork on his face, Reed really wanted some candy but there was no mouth hole on his mask and Isaac was ready to fly the instant I finished putting him in his macabre bat number.  Our ward's trunk-or-treat party was this last Saturday and the boys were more than willing to test out their costumes.  I have been shot at, webbed, and flown at several times since.  They don't seem to be able to get out of character.

Star Trek: the next, next, next Generation

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I pretty much crossed over when I said "I do" to Chris.  Like me, he too accepted all things Becky, including P & P, Twilight, Mozart, a love for traveling and the ocean. I have to admit, ever since I became a fan of warp speed, I actually pay attention or perk up when words like Captain Kirk, Spock, food simulator, the Borg, Kahn, and the Delta Quadrant come into conversations.So, here comes a new and, as far as attractive cast goes, improved Star Trek!  Yes, William Shatner had his attractions, I suppose, but this guy Chris Pine, will be awesome.  Enough said, and Isaac is yelling at me, so just click on my "star trek" link to see the current trailer.

Taking Oaths

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Finally, five months after graduation and a bar exam Chris has been sworn in and is officially a Lawyer.  About time is all I have to say.  But doesn't he look so cute in a suit while signing that yellow paper?  I didn't get a picture of him with his hand up and swearing to do something legal, but I got plenty of it while we were stuck in traffic trying to get there on time.  No wait, that was me.  Yes, we were late because of one itty bitty accident and the need for all to slow down, turn, and look.  We are just glad that Chris is a Williams (bottom of the alphabet) and not an Anderson.

Give it to me in a gamma globulin sized shot, please.

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I just read a wonderful book by Suzanne Collins called Hunger Games.  The thing is, if you don't want to be super ticked off at the end wishing the next book in the trilogy was out, you shouldn't read it. Wait till the whole series has been written.  I HATE starting a great book only to get to the end and learn that I have to WAIT till the next year to get more of the story.  You know, I think I would even be willing to pay three times the amount for the book if they could just put it all into one huge volume.  So, I'm determined to go and read something extremely fluffy in content so I can stop thinking about this book!  And whatever it is it will NOT be a series.  Please give it to me in one gamma globulin sized shot next time!  It figures that this book was recommended by Stephenie Meyer, the queen of keeping us all in suspense with each new Twilight book.  Boy, am I glad that that one finally came to a close!  As you can see, I have a hard time getting on with my life …

"A truly dizzying intellect"

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Perspective: a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface."From a dog's point of view his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog." -Mabel L. Robinson"No wonder I'm dizzy, the world keeps spinning in circles."Yesterday, while trying to get Isaac ready to go somewhere he decided to play the turn-in-circles-till-your-dizzy-and-fall-down game. I remember being able to do that when I was younger but somehow my vomit reflex kicked in at about age 24 and even a friendly looking teacup began to look like a future trip to the toilet, handle and all. Being at the carefree age of 3, Isaac has not yet acquired this spinning gag reflex dilemma. His greatest dilemmas or concerns would be maintaining garage door opening and closing privileges, recovering flown paper airplanes, wondering who's going to pull the sword out of the stone, and who's going to sit with him till he falls asleep at night. So, I could understand wh…

Where are my boots?!

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Good morning South Ogden!  That's a ton of snow!  According to the boys this snow means that "it's the best day of [their] life."  It's a good thing I got those bulbs in the ground the other day.  Crazy!  Now the boys are bugging me to find their snow boots.  Douglas just said it's time to get his tongue stuck to a pole. "Stuck? Stuck!!..." (Christmas Story).

Rise and Shine!

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This morning Isaac came into the living room to show me what he had in his hand. He opened them up and he looked and saw that there was nothing there. Being somewhat baffled, he said, "I'll go get some more."  I was curious to see if he was getting into something he wasn't supposed to get into, like the Lysol disinfectant spray that ended up sanitizing my entire bedroom, bed, dressers and floor last week, which still smells great by the way. So I quietly followed and there he was, standing in the sun beams of the morning light coming through my bedroom window collecting, with both hands, the dust particles in the air.  It was one of the cutest things ever! What a beautiful mind.

Rock, Paper, Scissors...PAPER!

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Since Chris is gone for the week working, I have had to brush up on my paper airplane making skills. In the past, in order to avoid becoming the maker of such things, I have deflected their requests by saying, "I don't know how, go ask daddy." The same line is used when they ask how to win a certain computer game, and in that case I truly do not know how to win. As a mother of only boys I've also been able, when Chris is around, to avoid being the constant escort to public restrooms using a similar saying "I can't go in there, go ask daddy." In these new circumstances I'm finding that I am now the aeronautical, computer gaming, bathroom escorting expert that I have for so long managed to dodge. Only, I still can't go into the public restrooms and have to cross my fingers that they are not making maypoles with the stalls and toilet paper. With my "help" they will still lose whatever computer game they may be playing. But, in one …

Blog in need of some pizzazz!

Help...I really haven't exerted too much effort in making my blog layout look interesting. In my attempt today, I seem to have a problem with getting my all my ducks in a row, or at least in the designated box.  If there is anyone out there who knows of a SIMPLE source for fun or at least interesting blog templates let me know.  It would even be fun to make my own, but that may require taking a graphic design class for which I am not currently in the market for.  By the way, Jeannette, I love your title for yours, sooo cute!

8 things tag

I was tagged by the illustrious Elaine.8 TV shows I love to watch: The Office, Psych, Monk,Wonder Woman (no longer airing), MacGyver, Little Einsteins, Star Trek Enterprise, Man vs. Wild8 things I did yesterday:  watched LDS General Conference, went to my sister's, went to her in-laws for dinner, ate a pop-corn ball, slept, visited with family, abstained from showering, talked to my dad on the phone.8 things I'm looking forward to:  Chris coming home at the end of the week, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chris' Birthday, Isaac potty training (the kid's afraid to sit on the toilet), bed time, Twilight movie, going down to CA to visit family.8 things on my wish list:  Isaac to potty train, a pedicure (and preferably not with those little skin eating fish, ew!), a tummy tuck (twins really make a mess of your belly), a full body massage, to sell our townhouse in MI, to have a big piece of property with a beautiful garden so I can "take a turn" in it, find an…

Beans and a whole lot of Blockage

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***warning, this is a long one, sorry, my kids are in bed and Chris is out of town.  It's either blog, read, eat, sleep, or clean, ick!***Thanks to the discovery of some wooden blocks, I have experienced 2 more minutes of peace to my day, which is more than the Pre-Blockian era would have allowed.  Many cities, architectural masterpieces, and battle zones have been created from this 100 piece multicolored shape collection, but with creation also comes destruction.  Isn't the saying "all things tend toward entropy?"  Or, was that something I once saw cross stitched on a mangled pillow?   Thus the explanation for the existence of towering creatures like Godzilla, King Kong, Tyrannosaurus Rex, the missile, the Isaac, and of course the very powerful element, Wind, coupled with his brother, Spit.After going to the park and having to leave early due to Isaac spitting a mouthful of water on a perfectly nice toddler whose parents probably were wondering if they should get th…