Wednesday, August 19, 2009

do you ever?

do stuff that you have no idea is weird but come to find out is REALLLLY weird?

for example: I just assumed that EVERYONE Lysol's their flip-flops. what? they don't? well I do. gross if you don't. you wash your socks don't you?

also! I for the LOOONGEST time have stored our "guest" pillows in a large Ziploc bag. so, you know, they stay fresh and dust free!!? I had no idea that that was odd until my girlfriend pointed out that I am FREAK-ISH. (love you Sar.)

and just today someone (you know who you are MICHELLE!!!!) laughed at my dish brush labeled "OLD" for sink cleaning ONLY (not to be mistaken with the one that currently cleans the dishes!) heaven forbid that the sink germs get on my dishes that go IN THE SINK.

don't tell anyone ok? this can be our little secret. you know, your freakish friend that you are going to go and tell EVERYONE about? haha! share your weirdnesses -- I DARE YOU!!!

ALSO! ............





and I hereby dedicate this post to my dear friends Nancy and Mike. you continue to be in our prayers and we love you ... continue to FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT (I know you will)


starting MOST RECENT to LEAST RECENT. (don't tell me that's weird too)

1st grade!

3rd grade!

"MOM! I am being COOOL!" really?

how did they get so GINORMOUS? :(

Ty meets Max Hall

bringing sexy back.

did I mention she's walking?

so MUCH FUN at Bear Lake and the Cabin. and yes I forgot swim suits. but I remembered the Lysol.

Paige's summer diet consisted mostly of dog food. MY CHILD??? HOW???

swimming lessons!!!

Pudgey-Wudgey got glasses. and learned how to read. she is amazing.

my sweet boy shootin' a gun. (a BB gun. but still a gun!) he had a *BLAST* at Scout Day Camp. I would know. I was there. (say hi to the Aspen Heights Wolf Leader. howwwwwwwwwwwwl!)

the 24th ... Ty and Hai in the parade. they loved it. Hai was pretty sure it made her famous. I am pretty sure it didn't.

RODEO!!! we all LOVED it. funny (((true))) story: when we were walking in one of the clowns looked at Hai and said "Hi cutie!" I (yes I -- not she) said "HI!" there was no recovery -- "I meant -- she says hi?" he looked at me like a crazy.

we went to the Fiesta Days Carnival -- where Ty did 2 spinning rides in a row. we told him he looked "pale" which TOTALLY FREAKED HIM OUT!!! it was hilarious.....

she LOVED the Carnival ...

Happy 6th Birthday Hailey!!!

we love our "Squeezy baby" -- "Baby Joey"

Happy 4th ... can't do the 4th without the Hyrum parade...

Kenny & Adam got hitched! and oh how we celebrated...

Ty and Josh on Autopia -- Ty was a crazzzzy driver
(CAUTION: many Disneyland pictures to come)

Tink! SHE WAS HILARIOUS!!! I wanted to put her in my pocket and bring her home.

Ty escaped to Agrabah for a bit...

ohhhh how she LOVED the princesses (the 2+ hour wait -- not so much...)

Grandma -- I think Paige's sunglasses are more in style!!!
(at Laguna Beach. I didn't see L.C. or Stephen. or Dieter. or Kristin. do they still live there?)

Pudgey playing in the sand

she is so darn cute!

Jumper? you don't love the sand? no?

these kids had so much fun.

he thought he saw JAWS!

searching for seashells with Grandma...

kinda cute... huh?

the Paradise Pier Hotel ... it was pretty cool
(CAUTION: more Disneyland pictures!)

the castle. need I say more?

Who's the leader of the club ...

... that's made for you and me?

Oh Paigey Paigey ... (and her "Gap daddy")

crashed. completely and totally exhausted. hi uncle rico!

we figured this way he was balanced?

having the time of their young lifes...

she needed to meet Mickey too! (Paigey. not me.)

we stopped in VEGAS on the drive to D-land (which ... I might add ... was NOT convenient AT ALL. we thought it would be fun to stay on the strip -- it WAS fun -- but added TOO MUCH DRAMA. ANDREW.)
our hotel in the background...

somebody was not too fond of the Rain Forest Cafe ... I guess it's kinda creepy?


we survived the long drive...


ROCK STAR day for Riverview 2nd graders. yes Muncie folks: that IS the Milli-Vanilli wig!!!

Kindergarten graduation...

Mother's Day. (((yes -- THAT far back! holy c.))) the kids went door to door to sell their junk errrrr toys to earn money to go to the neighborhood garage sale to buy me these TREASURES!!! that I promise I have displayed all over the house! PROMISE!!!

ok. seriously ... that was painful! but guess who is caught up on blogging? ok almost caught up... to come: pictures of the new house (promise! -- really really promise!) and maybe the crazy girls weekend.

until next time ---


fleetfeet said...

Loved every doggone minute of that. Now keep it up, will ya? BTW I do not lysol my flip-flops. But after this, I will certainly consider it!

jami said...

what a great catch-up post! it's about time you came back to blog world. you're worse than me!!

so i'm STILL laughing about you saying hi back to the clown who was really talking to your daughter. hilarious!! :) and THAT is why i love you - well, that and you have super clean feet in your lysoled flippers. :)

TheQueen@TerrorsInTiaras said...

Oh, how I love you Amy! That post was so worth the long wait. Funny stories. Adorable kids. Freakish habits. You are the best. :) (I think lysoling your flip flops is very clever. In fact, it's better than the dish soap I usually use. Now I'll use Lysol.)

daisy said...

Good job, catching up Amy! Next time you guys should just stay at our house instead of Vegas. I would love for you to Lysol our flip flops....but you should bring your own pillows because I don't keep my guest pillows up to your par.

Jonathan and Michelle said...

We love you even if you are a lysoling, label making, pillow cleaning fool! You keep us laughing and on our toes!

You are the best, no need to say anything else!

Tori said...

everytime i run the dishwasher I throw the scrubber in the mix....I figure it needs to be clean like the dishes right? I think that is the only weird thing I do....but I still think you are the best despite all your weirdness!! ha ha!

Welcome back, welcome back stay for awhile won't you? I loved seeing all of the pictures I have so many comments but just know I love you guys and think you are all da bomb...ok bye!

Jen said...

Wow! That was quite the update! You are too funny!!!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the was great!

Thanks for "freaking" me out about flip-flop germs. Gotta get my Lysol lovin' on.

Ash said...

I don't wash my flip flops. AT ALL.

That was really long.

It's a good thing you're my sister, or I'd have to get rid of you.

Nice photos.

See you round the buildin'.

Jamie said...

Whew! I'm exhausted! That was quite the post. It's good to have you back!

jill d said...

You make me laugh! We don't have enough time in a day to talk about all the 'weird' things I do! :0) Oh and I love the idea of using Lysol on flip flops!!!! So doing that now. Previously I washed all the rubber flip flops, hard to do with leather.
I loved all the pics! Thanks for sharing.

Whitney said...

LOVED this post. Your girls are so beautiful and Ty is so handsome!! Their school pics are darling! Please start blogging more cuz me like it.

Megan said...

I wash my flip flops in the dishwasher on their own cycle- combining flip flops and dishes together would be disgusting! And I own the giant ziploc bags too- I store all of my linens/quilts in them!!! These must be weird family traits. :)

Q and T McKnight said...


We can't believe how big the kids are getting, and Paige, on my word! Thanks for updating your BLOG - we have been anxiously waiting to see what you guys have been up too!

By the way, I loved the posting of your compulsive behaviors. I don't lysol my flip flops BUT I do wash them with Bath and Body antibacterial soap and scalding hot water.

I am with you on keeping guest pillows and bedding in plastic, along with a BOUNCE sheet, so they stay fresh and do not get dusty.

Can't wait to see pictures of your new house.

Love you guys!

Q & T

Adrienne Hansen said...

HI. Love it all. So, so much.

Wendy said...

Cute kids, funny confessions, and the great stories.....what a great blog entry!

Mandy said...

I think you set a record for the most pictures in one post! Loved it! :)
And're a freak, and no one else uses lysol on their flip flops.

Mel and the boys said...

Darling post! So fun to see all the pictures! We really need to get together... Logan and Ty would have so much fun together! Call me and we can figure out a time. We'd be willing to come to you if you'd rather!! Lots of love. Mel

nan said...

I HAD NO CLUE you caught up!!! I guess I stopped checking! GREAT JOB!!!! We will talk this week fo sho! MISS YOU STILL!!!!

JLJ said...

Love all the pictures. Great re-cap. And no, I do not keep my guest pillows in bags, but that is a great idea. I also do not keep two separate scrubbers for the sink, but I do run it through the dishwasher daily... does that count as clean enough for you? Speaking of germs, #1's first grade teacher just explained to me how she doesn't have the the kids use antibacterial gel in her classroom so the "good" germs aren't killed. Are there good germs? I thought you would know.

Nicole said...

#1...I was at the Hyrum parade too! We should talk more so we can meet up and say hi at things like that!!
#2...I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that you still know the names of the people on Laguna Beach. I thought I was the only one.
#3...You're awesome and I love reading your blog!