Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I am VERY serious when I say the below. I know that this dream job is not feasible right now in my life but I hope some day that it is..
I dream of slinging drinks at a foreign beach side bar, hair in dread locks down to my butt, nothing but Capri's and a bikini top on! Serious. I would love that. My face moist from the ocean, my hair curly from the humidity, a little make-up, and big "peace" earrings!!!
What is YOUR dream job?
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I receive an email and a phone call every time they are late for school, miss school or miss an assignment. I recieve automatic emails when their report card is handed out, when parent teachers conference is. Technology SUCKS for teenagers but is GREAT for parents.
For those of you that follow me on Facebook know that I have been struggling with one of our teenagers and her text messages. She texted 12, 300 text messages last month. She is texting all during school, almost all night, and it is basically OUT OF CONTROL!
Well once again.. TECHNOLOGY IS A BITCH FOR TEENAGERS. I go online to pay our verizon bill and I see something that say "chaperon". So I click on it. For $4.99 a month I can control her phone usage. EUREKA!!! Here are the things you can do.
- set up times when they can't text, receive text, read emails, download anythings EXCEPT from the parents phone. SERIOUS CAN IT GET BETTER.... YEP IT CAN. You can do up to 10 restriction periods. So I have set up restrictions from 11:00 p.m. at night till 5:00 a.m. Sunday night thru Thursday night (she needs to be sleeping). Restricted her use from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, except for 45 minute lunch period, Mon- Fri. (she needs to be doing school work).
- set up # of voice minutes they use. So she gets 500 minutes a month. Once that is gone the parent phone AND the child's phone gets sent a text and it gets shut off for the rest of the billing cycle. EXCEPT FOR THE PARENTAL PHONE!
- set the number of text message they can use in a billing cycle UNLESS you have unlimited text. So if your child has 1000 text messages on their plan you set it at 1000 and it stops till the first of the next billing cycle!
- THIS PERSONALLY IS MY FAVORITE. You can block numbers. Block numbers of people that SHOULD NOT BE GETTING A HOLD OF HER OR YOU DON'T WANT TO GET A HOLD OF HER. They have NO IDEA why the text and calls are not going thru they just know they are NOT...
- This one Sam and I have NOT chosen to do because it almost seems a bit OVER THE TOP. You can tracK on your computer exactly where the phone is AT ALL TIME. So your teen daughter says "Hey I am going to Billy's".... you can get on the computer and tract every where that phone goes (this is an additional 9.99 a month).
I kinda feel like in the day of instant access that IT IS ABOUT TIME we can take some "control" in who and when our kids are talking to. Some day they will understand why we have done what we have.
What do you guys think??? Obsessive or good parenting?
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Mere: What is a Mere?
Laon: Do you guys know where Laon is?
seen a saun: I love to seen a saun?
battrees: Do we have battrees?
That is all I can think of off the top of my head.. I will post the answers in a day or two. Please leave a comment and guess what he is saying. If I think of more I will post them!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Hey all.... we had a great 3 day weekend of goofing off. Debbie is getting a nesting bug for some reason lately. It is so fun to go shopping for stuff for our home and fun to watch Debbie shop while I sit on a chair or couch somewhere in the store. She gets so intently focused on matching colors and styles.
Yesterday she sat at the Pier 1 Imports store right in front of the curtain display for a half hour. She had 4 choices in her lap and kept rotating out her top choices and asking my opinion.... haha... I laugh because I know she is just being nice because I have no sense of style at all. We choose a set of curtains and almost go to the register and she changed her mind and we got 2 different ones..... lol She chose very well and it looks awesome.
So.... watching her shop I always see the hippie come out in her. This picture is of a lamp we bought this weekend that we really love. Yes I do love it and we both think its quite hippie and we are going to go get its brother next weekend to hang on the other side of the room. Its shorter and fatter but offers the same look and glow. Teamed up with our hippie curtains we bought I think we should buy the beads hanging over the doorways with black lights in the lamps with incense burning....... what do you all think?
Thursday, February 12, 2009
So... for some reason last night... we kinda forgot to eat dinner. Now Debbie is one to take care of her man.... I mean to the point of not only cooking dinner but also getting my plate for me and bringing it to me. (I know I keep telling everyone I am spoiled)
We get to Brigham about 7:30 and Debbie bought us a beer and corn nuts. I tell Debbie "thanks for dinner honey" and she smacked me in the forehead. I probably deserved that but we had a great laugh about our dinner last night. So I took a pic. The corn nuts and beer were delicious in case you were wondering...... lol
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I also love the night sky and stars but hard to capture on camera. One late night Debbie and I were coming home from somewhere and the full moon coming over the mountain was catching the frozen snow ice caps on the mountains just right and reflected into Kaysville..... the strangest, coolest thing we ever saw... I so wish we would have had a camera. Anyway... here are a few random pics that I have.
Am I weird or are there any more people out there that like this kind of stuff???????
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Saturday morning I am upstairs cleaning the bedroom, getting ready, scrubbing toilets ya know the usual Saturday morning stuff. I hear Sam SCREAMING at peaches.. "Peaches knock it off!" "ENOUGH PEACHES!" "PEACHES YOUR ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY".. Peaches is squawking and squawking and laughing and squawking. SAM HAD OFFICIALLY HAD ENOUGH!! I came down stairs and peaches bird food was all over my floor so I got the broom and swept for the second time that day. I guess this was Sam's last straw. Sam starts taking pictures of peaches and said I am putting her on KSL. SERIOUS?".. (for those of you that don't know what KSL is.. IT seriously is the grand daddy of them all "classifieds" here is your link KSL) Cassidi comes down stairs and Agrees with Sam. Well before I knew it Sam pushed the "post" button and peaches was on the Internet. Within 5 minutes we had a call from a man that said.. I WANT HER, I AM COMING TO GET HER. Peaches.... GONE!!!!
Well KSL seemed to work so great for Peaches... Yep.. you guessed it.. OREO GONE!!!
So last night I said to Cassidi, Brock and Josh.. Be VERY VERY good because if Sam wants you gone he will put you on KSL.. We are all walking on egg shells *wink!
Now we are a one pet family. Winnie. We love having her but WOW is she work!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
you can't really get a good idea but here is one of the bites I SHAVED off.. you can see a few bites on my ankle.
Now what happens next is the kicker.
Sam wakes up has about 4 bites on his ankle!!
Sam: "Debbie!!! Look I have some bites like yours"
Debbie: "you have like 4 bites.. SAM, I have 87 bites I counted them today!"
Sam: "WELL NOW I AM CONCERNED!"
Debbie: "NOW YOU ARE CONCERNED?"
Sam: "YES!!! THEY ITCH!"
Debbie: "NO CRAP!!!!"
Okay... I am glad he was finally concerned....
They are healing quite nice!..
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
and a dozen roses asking her to prom!!! How sweet!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sam is thinking this may not have been such a great idea. Winnie sleeps IN BETWEEN Sam and I and Sam said that Winnie has ruined his sex life.
She is spoiled rotten and is the cutest thing you have ever seen, and is actually doing pretty good at getting house broke.
She is a handful but a great addition to our family!!!