Monday, December 29, 2008

Your Favorite Movie Meme.....This is way fun!

1. Pick 20 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Fill in the film title once it's guessed.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions

1) I heard you broke in more then the colt while we were away...Did you have to use your spurs boy!

2) You know, it got darker while I was busy.
Yeah, it gets dark at

3) The strangeness of this life cannot be measured: in trying to produce my own death, I was elevated to the status of a living hero.

4) What really matters is what you believe.

5) "Grandi," uh... grande familio. Grande predistione- The Christmas presents. Stupido.

6) Secrets are not my concern. Keeping them is.

7) You're incredible! You're a prodigy! A doodle prodigy!

8) How do you get those shirts so... stiff?

9) Are you like a... crazy person?
I'm quite sure they will say so.

10) You better watch yourself pal, I'm the FBI round here. Full blooded Indian.

11) Let me know if you run into any trouble.
Yeah, and you let me know if you run into any bacon sandwich.

12) This is the most tragical thing that has ever happened to me.

13) Wow! I cannot believe you're not retarded!

14) The Almighty says this must be a fashionable fight. It's drawn the finest people.

15) I think I killed a duck!

16) My life is like watching The Three Stooges in Spanish!

17) What did you ever do to change the world?

18) How do you shoot the devil in the back? What if you miss?

19) I may not be street wise and all that, but at least I'm not that dumb!

(Selena) - thanks to Jesse for getting this one right.

20) I don't know where we're goin', but there's no sense bein' late.

....Have fun ya'll

Here's to a Happy New Year

My 2008 was pretty good. I'm really looking to a full and busy 2009. My sisters, and mother are planning a girls get-a-way trip to Vegas this October, and we are in the planning stages right now. So far, its gonna rock our socks. I love planning trips, its one of my favorite things to do. The best of my planning so far had to have been this trip. We also have a few camping trips planned. One, being the Annual Grammy's Reunion camping trip. We also have the discovery of Jos' acreage in Montana we plan on camping on (40 acres in Eureka, MT), I love to camp, so this one will be pretty fun. I want to spend more time with my sisters.

Christmas was a little weird and awkward for me. I have a few regrets. All those regrets went to the paper journal. Sorry folks. I am looking forward to our grandma&kids New Years Day dinner. Jos and I are hoping to see his parents for 2009 Christmas. They live in Soldotna, Alaska. This will be the first time the kids will have met their Alaskan grandparents, and my 2nd time ever seeing them. The first time being on our honeymoon.

We had a Christmas dinner at my Grandma Jensen's house on the 27th. It was so great to see my extended family that day. I received a great Christmas present from my grandfather. It was his second book he's published.
I had no idea this was even at the publishing stage, I thought he was still writing this book. I'm so proud of him! His dream was to publish a book, and now, in his old age, he's written two! His first book he published was Lariat Cross
Both are cowboy books, set in the old west. I can't wait to start reading my copy! What a legacy to leave behind for his posterity to enjoy!

I know I need to start training for the race soon. My body is starting to get a little out of shape and lazy, and I feel pretty sick about that myself. I need to pick myself back up and get back into the game.

Today I'm pretty busy, trying to catch up from the mess of Christmas, and trying to get myself organized.

Ta ta for now

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My Year in Review- Version 20.08

1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Bought a House
Breastfed Successfully.
Barrel Racing.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't remember my resolutions from 2008...but everything turned out wonderful!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? *I* count?

4. Did anyone close to you die?
President Hinkley. But we weren't REALLY close, just I was close to him. He was like my grandpa.

5. What countries did you visit?
Just Canada.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?

7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
May 23 - when my grandmother died.
May 24 - when Lliam entered the world
December 20 - when we purchased our house

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Eating healthy and working out consistantly and LOSING 20 lbs!!!

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not talking to my dad enough.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
A few fainting spells, and post partum recover.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
A weekly recipe planner - all planned out for me!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Kennedy's and recently DJ's

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
A few.

14. Where did most of your money go?
car payments, rent, taking care of my boys with mat-leave money

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Grammy's 2nd Renuion, dad's new ranch,

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
Come what may - Moulin Rouge soundtrack

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier
ii. thinner or fatter? I've been fatter, but now I haven't been thinner in 5 years!
iii. richer or poorer? Richer :D

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Gone camping, hiking, spending time outside.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
lazed around.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I'm doing to Dad's ranch in Nanton, and then the whole Jensen crew comes over for Christmas day! WoOOt!

22. Did you fall in love in 2008?
Yes I did.

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Survivor, Amazing Race, Workout,

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

26. What was the best book you read?
Running with Angels -it was the only book I read.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Nothing new.

28. What did you want and get?
A healthy fat baby, my red Van back, a house, good health

29. What did you want and not get?
not much. I've had a great 2008.

30. What was your favourite film of this year?
Iron Man.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Celebrated Debbi's TV debut, I turned the big 3-0.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More outdoor time.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
half of 2008 was spent in maternity gear - blah, and fat
the other half was comfy at home, and cute top w/ jeans for the rest of the year. I love to dress up a little nicer for my sweetie, and our dates.

34. What kept you sane?
Focusing on bettering myself. Decluttering, working out, forgiving, loving. Spending time with my family, and my extended family.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Surprisingly its Jim Carrey. Totally impressed me recently.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Prop 8 in California, and the NDP coalition to take over crap!

37. Who did you miss?
My friends in BC mostly.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Jesse - thought we haven't actually met in person.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Trial and Error - keep trying and focus less on the errors.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Bring Me To Life lyrics

(feat. Paul McCoy)
how can you see into my eyes like open doors
leading you down into my core
where I’ve become so numb without a soul my spirits sleeping somewhere cold
until you find it there and lead it back home

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
before I come undone
(Save me)
save me from the nothing I’ve become

now that I know what I’m without
you can't just leave me
breathe it into me and make me real
bring me to life

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
before I come undone
(Save me)
save me from the nothing I’ve become

Bring me to life
(I've been living a lie, there's nothing inside)
Free me tonight

frozen inside without your touch without your love darling only you are the life among the dead

all this time I can't believe I couldn't see
kept in the dark but you were there in front of me
I’ve been sleeping a thousand years it seems
got to open my eyes to everything
without a thought without a voice without a soul
don't let me die here
there must be something more
bring me to life

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
before I come undone
(Save me)
save me from the nothing I’ve become

(Bring me to life)
I’ve been living a lie, there’s nothing inside
(Bring me to life)

Monday, December 22, 2008

A lovely Christmas Present for me.

I wanted to own a house in 2008. Its not my favorite house in the world, but I have one! Jos and I bought our first home last week. Deal signed, mortgage completed, and we are in debt up to our eyeballs. But YAY! Its a good debt. We don't have to move anywhere, because its the house that we are renting and living in! YAY, for not moving in this ca-razy weather!!! Packing = *shudder* ew.

I am SOOO looking forward to 2009. I have a new and stronger relationship with my husband, whom I love dearly. I'm looking forward to planting a garden (flower and food type). I'm looking forward to mowing MY own lawn. I'm looking forward to summer time. Going camping, and exploring Jos' 40 acres in Eureka, MT. I'm looking forward to this contiued weight loss, and looking HOT come summer! 2009 I have two words for you. BRING. IT.

We receieved some crappy news about my sweet grandmother.

She was sick, and had some lung issues. She went in for a few tests that confirmed nothing. We just found out last week, that cancer has appeared in her latest lung scan. I'm so sad! She's my favorite grandma! I know that death comes to us all, eventually. But I was hoping to have her in my life for a whole lot longer. I haven't had too many people die that are close to me. So I'm not looking forward to this painful ordeal. She's not going to fight with Chemo (sp?) but will try radiation. Hopefully, they caught it while its still small, and we can keep our sweet grandma around for a bit longer.

Last night we helped out a friend with a *slight* emergency. Marce called me, and asked if I could pick up her husband from the airport. It would be after midnight, but I had no reservations at all! It was my pleasure to drive the whole 8 minutes to the Calgary airport, park for 30 (Free), and let him sleep on my couch for the night. His ride from Lethbridge wouldn't arrive until the next morning. WOW, midnight turned into 2am very quickly, and he still hadn't come through the gate yet! His flight landed on time, but no sign of him anywhere! I had visions of sleeping at the terminal with a paper sign that read his name and hoped for the best. Then I realized, that I was doing a good deed, and that I should stick it out. As passenger after passenger met with their loved ones, I felt my heart sink. Then he appeared, and we were on our way home. I put him on my comfiest of couches, and had some dinner leftovers warming in the microwave. Ahhhh, NOW I can go to bed. I was glad to do it, and would do it again in a heart beat. No worries. All is well. Everyone made it to their destinations in safety, a little late, and without luggage, BUT SAFE.

This morning I was able to play Wii with the King family for a while. It was so fun to watch Anthony and Daddy King play some bowling on the Wii. Good times.

I will be heading to my dad's ranch in Nanton for the holidays, and I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a very happy New Year!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Fa la la la la

I know I haven't been the most diligent of bloggers...but I really am trying to come up with some decent things to talk about. Some things I can't reveal *yet*, and other things have to do with it, so I can't talk about THEM either.

I love Christmas season! Love it love it! I love being traditional, and creating new traditions. I don't know why, but my whole family just LOVES traditions! Here are a few photos of what Anthony and I have created together.

Each day we open up a mini-book (advent calendar style) and read what it says, and put it on the Christmas tree, like a decoration.

The first craft we did, was make a paper chain. On each link, we wrote down what we loved most about Christmas.
Then we made a Christmas noise maker.
Then we made some holiday Rice Krispie Shapes.
Then we made some snowman poofs. Way FUN!
I've had some back issues for the past 2 months. It was getting so bad, that I couldn't even stand up. I went to see the Chiro on monday, and so far I've only had about 1 twinge a day. Back problems suck! Seriously, they do. You can't do the things you enjoy doing, (working out, playing with the kids, I dunno, STANDING UP), you can't sneeze without it hurting, and rolling over in bed....oh don't get me started.
I signed myself up for a Moonlight run in Lethbridge. Its a night running race, in the coulees. It sounds so fun. My sister and I will be doing the 6k Run/Walk to start us off. By next year we will do the 10k run. We are so thrilled to do it, and get ourselves healthy in 2009! WOOT
I'm back to eating healthy again, and I've lost 2 more lbs without working out. I just started eating better, and POOF!
I'm singing in a duet on sunday with another lady in my ward. We are singing "O Holy Night" my favorite christmas song!!! Its going to sound alright. I'm nervous, and wish I was a better singer.
Well folks, keep warm. Its nippy out!

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Doghouse

Thanks Bobbi, this video was hilarious!

The Doghouse video

My new neighbors are moving out again!!! I really liked them compared to the last set of retards that moved in next door. These people must have been some Mediterranean students, and partied just as hard as the last set of neighbors, but instead of rap crap it was POLKA and hardcore Med music! Just as bad, and they sang, and clapped, and bounced ALL night. Jos was there the night before asking them to turn the music down. Another party the very next time, Jos went to knock on their door to tell them that past 11pm is a little late to be pounding the music. Jos knocked and knocked and knocked....he went to pounding, and then KICKING the door. When the same guy that answered the door last night finally answered the door, he thought he was the pizza guy. They just couldn't understand why the pizza guy was asking them to turn the music down. Yeah, heeeere's your sign!

Pleeease can I have some decent neighbors. Maybe a small family? Maybe a mute/deaf grandma! The landlord even lowered the rent! Check it out!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm home!

After 10 days of being down in Cardston visiting my mom, it was time for me to come home. I got a lot accomplished. I signed paperwork for our mortgage, I cleaned, vacuumed, nursed myself and children back to health, helped my mother with her sewing and floral arrangments, and preparing food. WOAH, I'm tired. I gained 2-5 lbs while being there, and worked out 6 of those 10 days. I'm a snacker when I'm there! It sucks. I'm starting again tonight with my hardcore workout regime I was JUST starting. I hate taking 2 steps back, but at least I'm still plugging ahead.

Lliam has gained about 2 lbs since I've been at mom's, and that is spectacular! He really needed to gain weight, as the nurses were concerned he LOST weight at his last weigh in. He's on to solid food, and LOVES every bite of it. I make mine from scratch. Yeah yeah, I'm a suzie home maker! LOL I just want him to eat healthy, and I KNOW what goes into my babyfood. Lliam is also rolling from back to front and front to back. He's mobile, and rolls to get to where he wants to go. Its so cute.

Not much to write about right now. I'm still getting used to being at my own house right now. I caught up on a view of my shows while I was away.

I feel blah. I'm out.

Friday, December 5, 2008

A week at Grammy's

Wow, it has been far too long in between my posts. I'm really not slacking. I have a bunch of updates and pictures in this post. I'm just trying to make it all worth your while. :D
I have been MIA and down here in Cardston where my mother lives.
Here's how my week went.
I drove down last monday, and am here just to have some down time. A little relaxation. A little R&R, you get the picture. The drive down was EXTREMLY windy and a +17 degrees (for my American friends, that converts to 62.6 degrees F) I think that's pretty mild for up here in the Great White North. It didn't last very long, as we got a dump of snow the next morning. When I drove into town, I stopped by the Floral shop my mom works at. She needed a hand with doing a few vases, and arrangements, so I offered to help. From what I thought was an hour helping out, when to 5 hours of helping with my 2 kids underfoot. I haven't sold a floral arrangement in about 14 years! Yeah, now I sound like an old person. It sure brought back a lot of fun memories of my family owning a flower shop. I loved it! I went out to dinner with my mom to try some new "under new management" restaraunt here in Cardston. Its owned by a Guatemalan family, and I their cuisine sounded lovely. So I tried one of their signature dishes.!!!!! I really try not to let my food snob in me come out and play, but it was tasteless, spiceless and downright blah! Remind me not to go their anymore and try their Guatemalan food, but their Native Indian food was excellent. LOL We got home, and decided to work off our dinner by working out. We did a 20 min circuit, and some ab routines, and we did some aerobics (ie. we exercised to my mom's old 1987 TV series she starred in and we mostly laughed the whole way through) for another 20 min. After that, I helped out my mom by putting together over 100 goodie bags from Santa for her ward's christmas party. Lliam helped by looking cute.
Wow, what a day. Last night I had some pretty scary dreams. So scary that it left me tense all night. I woke up with a migraine. This migraine was pretty bad in that NO amount of drugs were stopping it AND I was throwing up all morning. I felt sick and throbbing. I was planning on visiting my sister in Lethbridge and her new baby boy (Jack), but I couldn't even get off the couch! What a bummer. Most of my day was spent trying not to throw up anymore, and take care of the kids. I ended up feeling well enough by the end of the day to go to mom's ward christmas party.

This is my crazy mother, and my step-dad Charlie. They are so in love, and its so sweet to see.

The gym was packed, there were about 300 people there for the food. We barely got a seat for the 4 of us! The food was ok, and Lliam had a really great time snuggling up to Grandpa Charlie. My kids just love this man. He's SUPER tall, and more like a friendly giant. So I guess they see him like a superhero-type.

Yes, I'm a goof. I can actually fit Lliam's toque on my head!
Congratulations to Jos and me. We are now proud "approved for a mortgage" people! What a relief. A huge stress bomb has been diffused. Now that that has happened, I feel like I can get more into the Christmas spirit. Today, mom and I took my boys out to Lethbridge to see Kennedy and baby Jack. Boy, that kid is so small compared to Lliam now. He looks a lot like Will did, just a different nose is all. It was so good to see my sisters.
We had some pretty wild conversaion. I loved every second of it! It really reminded me of an 8GV night *wink*. Lliam tried his first real food today. Sweet Potatoes...poor kid. He did excellent. He's growing up so fast and no rolling from front to back, and back to front. Mom and I tend to have a lot of talks about the past. Mostly about my childhood, and memories. I think she really is trying to let go most of her bad memories with my dad, and I'm trying to let them go as well. I think I've come a long way. I've had a really good childhood, and I have a terrific family. Now that I'm well on my way of starting my own family, I can take the thinkgs that I've learned from mom and dad, and be the best version of myself. I've forgiven dad and the things he did in the past, as well as mom. Its such a healing experience.
I was planning on going back to Calgary today, but turns out, there are some things I need to sign while I'm still here in Cardston. So I'm sticking it out here until then. I haven't been eating very smart lately. I've been snacking a lot more than I do than when I'm at home. I don't buy snacks at home. But mom does, and when she's gone during the day...I go for it! ARGH. Bad me! I DID manage to crack out a 30 mion weight train. I still need to buckle down if I want to see more weight come off. I'm really starting to miss my husband, and my home. I miss my daily routines and life. I'll be looking forward to getting home after the paperwork is signed. I went to visit my grandmother (Jensen) for the afternoon.
I love that woman! She was just in the middle of decorating her house christmas. So that means, Anthony was not allowed to TOUCH ANYTHING!!! Its hard for a 4 yr old to entertain themselves in a "DO not disturb the trinkets" house. Oh well. We still had a great time, and great conversation. Later that night, we had some fun stuffing Lliam in a HUGE box. Can you say bored in Cardston?
Not much has happend today. Its still cold outside, and the roads look like an icerink. I'm glad I'm not out today driving around. It was a relaxing day in the house. Mom went to work today, so it was extra quiet. I went out and visited a friend in Magrath. Our kids played while we caught up on some good times. I love her, and wish her the best. I came home, worked out with some Slim in 6. I got my butt kicked. Again. Now I'm here at 10:16pm, trying to finish what I started this morning. My blog.