Monday, September 29, 2008
5 My Mom & Dad--Kent & Charlet Anderson
6 Wendi, Ryan, Heather, Garen, Adam, Gina & Kyle (Siblings)
7 Larry, Rhonda, Farrell, Andrea & Cassie (Sibling Spouses)
8 Devon, Brandon, Joshua, Zachary, Regann, Mayson, Harmon, Peyton, Nolahn, Alexa, Courtney, Mikaela, Kelsey, Caitlin, Mark, Hayden, & Lillie, + 1 more on the way (Sibling's Kids)
9 Grandpa & Norma
10 Eternal Marriage
11 My Scriptures
12 My Journal--all of them
14 My Digital Camara
23 Glasses (Spectacles)
27 Tulips & Daffidills
29 Blow Driers
30 Tornado Sirens
31 Ken's Family
32 Kansas Thunderstorms
33 Evergreen Trees
34 The Blue Mountain & The Cascades
35 Wasatch Front
36 Mt Hood, Mt St Helens & Mt Rainerr
37 Wicked, Mamma Mia, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Phantom of the Opera on broadway. I LOVE BROADWAY!
38 The Melting Pot & Fondue
41 Windmill Farms
43 Bleach, Soft Scrub, Windex, Vinegar & Clorox Wipes
45 All Free & Clear, Downy Free & Clear & Stain Stick
46 Rubber Stamps--Stampin Up!
47 Rechargable Batteries
48 Finger Nail Polish with sparkles
50 Sewing Machines
51 Pianos, Bands, Orchestras, MUSIC!!
54 Sun Block
55 MP3 Players
56 Swimming Pools
57 Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter
58 Beautiful Sunsets & Sunrises
59 Prayer & My Scriptures
61 My Seminary Teachers Leila Wilkins, Barbara Creed, Vickie Hotchkiss and Gene Drees (Sorry I was such a brat sometimes...most times)
62 Eye brow Waxing
63 Root Booster hair product
64 Cell Phones
65 Permanent Markers
67 Electricity, Hot Water, Natural Gas, Indoor Plumbing & Garbage Service
68 Curling Irons, Hair Straighteners, & Maximum Hold Hairspray
69 Joseph Smith, Gordon B. Hinckley & Thomas S. Monson
70 YW Leaders Pam Sommer, Maggie Olauson, Debra Jaekel, Sandra Strong, Jolene Greene, Connie Fry, Mary Vail, Jan Bales & Marsha Warner (Sorry I was a stinker)
71 8 Lane Interstates
72 Root Beer Floats made w/Mug Rootbeer
74 Turnpikes, specifically the Denver Turnpike
75 The Low Fuel Light
77 Antique and Thrift Stores
78 Road Maps/Atlas'
79 High Speed Internet
80 Address Labels
81 Family Home Evening, Family Scripture Study & Family Prayers
82 High/Lows at Dinner
83 George W. Bush
84 Hand Mixers, Pancake Griddles & Waffle Irons
85 Bishops Doug Kennedy, Reed Fry, Mark Vail, Howard Cornia, Wayne Sargent, Brian Goude, Keven Naylor, David Mansius, Dan Curtis, Craig Rust and Bob Sommer
86 Azteca Chicken Toquitos, Rice & Beans
87 Premeir & Cookie Lee Jewelry
88 The Post Office
90 Swiffers & Vaccums
91 Meridian Idaho, Boise Idaho, Dundee Oregon, McMinnville Oregon, Bremerton Washington, Silverdale Washington, Provo Utah, Orem Utah, Grandview Washington, Troutdale Oregon, Vancouver Washington, Larned Kansas & Great Bend Kansas
93 Rainy Overcast Washington Days
94 Call Waiting, Caller ID & Unlimited Long Distance
96 The troups in the Middle East
98 G2 Pens
99 Double Stick Tape, Duct Tape, Electrical Tape, Glue Guns, Hammer & Nails
100 Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & Independence Day
Saturday, September 27, 2008
"Why didn't Trigonometry get the apartment he wanted? Because Tangent wouldn't cosine!" ha ha ha (I'm smiling at it again right now as I type it)
Okay, so those of you who don't care about math or think that Trig belongs in outer darkness, sorry. But for those of you like my me and my Dad and a few others I know read this, I hope you liked it. :)
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Now I have the pleasure of unpacking all our stuff and trying to make some sense of it. I was never appreciative of my Mom being able to move a family of 10, sometimes with out my Dad available, with what looked like little effort. She always appeared to know where everything went too. Now I can't even fathom it! I want to call her and ask where I can put my fabric or ask where I'm going to put the Christmas Tree this Winter. Luckily she'll be here in 2 short weeks, and although I'll have a place for my fabric by then, I hope she can help me with the Christmas Tree dilema.
I feel like a pro at moving a fam of 4, but it's stressful! Anyway, we are in the new house, everything is painted except the bathroom, and I'll hopefully do that this weekend, or at the beginning of next week. Definately before my Mom and Dad come into town. It's bad enough we have to look at the ugly bathroom. :)
I promise pictures shortly, I'm too tired to do it tonight! ttfn
Friday, September 19, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
We saw all the cows in their barn, we went into the "Pride of Kansas" building and the kids were able to try driving a combine, they did an electronic quiz with questions about different kinds of energy and natural products and the uses for some of the products. One question was How many basketballs can you make with the hide of 1 cow? The choices were 6, 12, 19 and 20. The answer is 12.
We also went to the commercial building and the kids got a ton of free loot. I've never seen such professional moochers in my life, it was fun. As a bonus, we ran into Ken there. He was there with a guy from another funeral home also perfecting his mooching skills.
Here are some pictures from our day.
You can't really have a fair in Kansas with out OZ showing up!
Matthew milking a fake cow. The boys decided it would be more fun to point the udders at each other and have a little water fight. It was funny but I had to tell them to stop.
Matthew petting a real cow.
They has the cab of a combine hooked up to a monitor so the kids could see what it was like to drive a combine in a straight line. All these kids need sobriety tests, it was funny. None of them could get it to go straight.
This is made of butter!!!
Matthew with the pumpkins.
Matthew and I. I especially like his hair. It's awesome.
All in all, it was a very fun day. It poured down rain the whole time, but we were only outside for 30% of the time. I'm almost dried from the day. I felt bad for the kids with shoes that didn't protect their feet. For this reason, I'm an advocate of Skechers. Matthew and I both got back to G.B. with dry feet. Hooray for that.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Now another random picture...this is Nicole and Matthew 2 or 3 years ago playing on our washer and dryer when we lived in the apt. in Troutdale. I remember this day very clearly. I told Nicole to unload the dishwasher and Matthew to rotate the laundry while I was going through old clothes. I didn't hear work in the kitchen and I hadn't seen a new load of laundry in a little while, so I went to find them and here they were...funny little kids. I just took the picture, told them to finish their game and then get their jobs done. How often do you get to play games in a laundry closet. haha
Ironically, this picture might now be as random as I originally thought! Take note of the lovely washer that Nicole is sitting on. The blasted thing died last week!! Ken and I are the proud owners of a brand new set. We didn't get anything fancy, but we sure love the new ones. The capacity is a 1 1/2 times bigger than the old ones, so I got all the laundry for the week done in 5 loads instead of 8. That was good news. The other good news is Nicole LOVES doing the laundry right now because of the new set.
Random picture #3...One day I was checking my email and Matthew was trying to get my attention. He was saying, "Hey Mom, look at me! Take my picture. When I turned to him, there he was smiling, and hurting my face because I didn't know how that could possibly feel good... For fun, it will probably show up on my other blog too, because this picture is truly worth 1000 words!
As for another news at the Cheney house, We are thankful for all of our friends and family. We love all of you very much and hope that you are all doing well. Thanks for reading my blog.
Last random picture is actually a video. 3 years ago at Christmas Ken, Matthew and our friend Kevin were talking about how hard it is to eat 10 saltine crackers in 1 minute. There are actually world wide competitions to accomplish this. So we decided to try it ourselves. This video is full of alot of giggling and cracker crumbs flying, but I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. I watched it this morning, and I laughed as hard as I did the day I videoed for the first time. My favorite part is at 1:17 when Kevin spits cracker crumbs all over my Mom's kitchen floor. Luckily she was in her bedroom when we did this.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
We get the house on the 15th and I'm going in to before we take our stuff so I can paint. Something about a house full of off-white walls is really depressing to me.
So that is the only news I have to share. It feels like life has stopped since we got back from Washington and them school started. We are just too busy and I know all of you are too.
I'll keep you posted if anything fun happens. Don't hold your breath though. :)