Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Turkey and lines

I'm thankful for family and for food today. How awesome is it that there is a dedicated day where we get to eat food and mingle with our family? As much as I missed the rest of my family, thanksgiving was a pretty good day.
I really should have helped. My uncle was in the kitchen most of the day. He made the turkey, the stuffing, the apple pie, then proceeded to make the gravy and potatoes. I was one thing, lazy. I did make a peanut butter chocolate pie, and put the frozen pumpkin pie in the oven, over cooked it to.
We ate around 1:30, it was delicious! All 10 minutes of it! We huddled together in the living room on a fold up table with a queen top sheet for a table cloth, the babies sat in their highchairs over plastic wrap stretched over the carpet. Yeah, not redneck at all ;)
The rest of the day was followed by a nap, and reading over Black Friday ads. Yes, we were going to brave the crazy.

So we left around 7ish, first stop Toys R Us. They opened at 8. The line was clear wrapped around its neighboring store, RC Willey. We stayed in the warm car till almost exactly 8. Then we walked over to the front of the line. Our plan was to go in after the giant line. Until they only let 50 people in at a time! Seriously!? I guess that's why people got there at two in the afternoon!

Needless to say we left. Target next, they open at 9. We get there and they have four cops, caution tape and barricades. An equally impressive line just in a better formation. We get in line. 45 minutes of line waiting, we watched My Fairy Tale Wedding, ten minutes of walking after the doors open and we were in! We were in and out in 30 minutes! And got everything except one thing. I'm impressed. We drove back to Toys R Us, thinking maybe the line was gone, no such luck. I ordered my item online. Back home to bed was next. It was a productive night of spending money. Merry Christmas all!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, the sinners dream

WARNING: Super addictive, might be tempted to have more than one piece.

What you'll need:
Chocolate pie crust
1 cup & 2 tbs of Peanut butter
8 oz of Hot Fudge, we used Hershey's
12 oz Whip Cream
12 oz Cream Cheese

Mix together 1 cup of peanut butter and cream cheese. NOTE: If you want a more peanut buttery taste, only use 8oz of cream cheese. Mix until blended together. Fold in whip cream, mix till blended.

Put mixture in pie crust, smooth to the edges. Take two tbs of hot fudge and put in small zip lock. Warm the rest up according to instructions. Apply to the top of the peanut butter layer. Cover completely. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

When ready to serve take the remaining peanut butter and put in small zip lock. Crisscross the hot fudge and peanut butter across the pie. Now it's ready to serve and enjoy!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Long Time, No Post

So it's been about six and a half months since I've blogged. Life seems to have passed me by.
  We are now in Utah, living with Megan and Ben. I've enrolled at Paul Mitchell. It's a cosmatology school. I started May 7th. We got here on the 1st. It's been crazy since I got here, Megan is in the middle of moving to a bigger house, Becky and Ray are moving home to Alaska and Kaleb has been nasty pukey sick. It's been a long two weeks haha. School goes till September 2013.
  The plan was to come down, go to school and be done by January so I can go back up to AK in January with Megan and Ben. I didn't realize school would be so long. So I might just stay here and finish up. I'm not sure how in the world I would do that though. But stay strong and the lord will provide, right?
   Kaleb is on the upscale from being sick. We've have lots of puke, screaming, fussing and long nights on the recliner in the living room, a night in the hospital, two more doctor visits and four shots. Finally the fever is gone and his smile is back. Still a little screaming and lots of fussyness, but better. I've had a decent mothers day, we are just hanging out at home, I'm pretty sure we have been going going going every day I've been here, so this is nice.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Welcome to the family!

Kaleb Charles Everett.
Born October 19th, at 1:04 am. 8 lbs, 7 ozs and 20 1/2 inches long!
After 13 hours of labor he finally made his long awaited appearence. And he is loved! We got to leave the Birth Center around 4:30 and go home, where we both caught up on some sleep. He's such a sweetheart, awake and alert all day! He looks like his daddy, doesnt look like a smith.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

With Every Day Life Changes

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." -Helen Keller

Life sucks right now. It's hard to see the bright side. Or the silver lining as it is. But I'm trying. Recent problems have made life look like it's going to be a long and lonely one. But you know what, I know it won't. Life has it's ups and downs and thats just how it is.

Kaleb will be here any day now. Today is the 12th, supposably my "due" date. He's not ready to come out yet, it's much nicer inside than out right now. I give it another week at least. Nothing really exciting else is going on. Just thought I would put up a quote for the day. We have to remember to look for the other door. There is always another one.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

You know that feeling of being so stressed over just about everything that you want to break down and cry for a little while?

Thats how I'm feeling.

I can't put my finger on exactly whats stressing me out, just everything. From the kids, to work, to my dog and car. Things in the past and things in the future.

I think I'm just tired. Need sleep.

I put in my new availablity form for work..

They put it into action next week.

Only working 3 days and they are 6 or less hours.

A 16 hour work week.

It scares me.

I know I can't work nine hour shifts anymore, it just about kills me. My feet hurt so much.

And I've got another job, working for Kirsten at Heritage Birth Centet 2 days a week.

So in reality I'm working five days a week. But it's still got me worried.

I need my own place so bad.

I got so much stuff from the Baby Shower and no where to put it.

I WILL not live with parents. Mine or Shawn's.

I can't do that. I just can't.

I just got back from babysitting in Kodiak on Wednesday, and here it is Friday and I'm now at my parents watching the kids for the weekend while they are in Kenai.

I think I'm to old to be babysitting.

Anyways, off to bed before another early day of work tomorrow.