Monday, September 21, 2009

New Technology, Kindle

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I found something new today, that I would love to have. And thought of how nice it would be for my husband as well! It's called a Kindle. Amazon has created this Wireless Reading Device. It looks so awesome! And if they had more textbooks then Dennis could use for his textbooks and have an easy, lightweight way to take his textbooks with him. I see the possibilities for this as being endless. They say they have over 350,000 titles currently available, as well as many magazines and different publications. This would be so cool!
"At Amazon, we've always been obsessed with having every book ever printed, and we know that even the best reading device would be useless without a massive selection of books. Today, the Kindle Store has more than 350,000 books available, plus top newspapers, magazines, and blogs. This is just the beginning. Our vision is to have every book ever printed, in any language, all available in under 60 seconds on Kindle. We won't stop until we get there. " (from Amazon)
How cool would that be!!! I want one! I want my kids to all have one (how convenient for school and general reading), I want Dennis to have one. Aw, it sounds so good.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Patience (or not so much)

So, I've now had my cellphone for over 2 years and I want a new one so much!!! For Dennis' project for his schooling he wants to make a cell phone app for an android phone. So, I'm patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for verizon to put one out on the market. (Rumored to be coming out the end of October).

So, anyone got an android phone that wants to tell me how cool it is? Or anyone have any new scoop about androids and verizon!?!

Not much longer... Not much longer... Until then I'll keep watching, hoping, and waiting!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Charity's Trip

Two weekends ago, my parents came down to visit and when they were getting ready to leave Grandpa asked Charity if she wanted to go with them. She told him no. Well, I was in the other room and over heard the whole thing so when they came in I asked her if she wanted to go with Grandma and Grandpa. Oops, this time she said yes! Then she said that I had to come too but I told her I couldn't go because I had too much stuff to do that week so she decided she was going to go without me. So, Charity went to visit Grandma and Grandpa H for the week. They brought her back this last weekend and then we all went to Dennis' work open house together.

Well, anyway, this is about Charity's trip. She had a fun time! Grandpa fed her lots of icecream. She decided her new favorite color was orange (due to the orange creamsicles) but that didn't last long because then Grandpa introduced her to rootbeer icecream, and while her favorite color isn't brown, it's her new favorite flavor of icecream!

Tuesday morning she had to call Mommy to say Good Morning... and that's about all she said! She's not really a phone talker so she'll get on for about 30secs and then be done but it was cute that she specifically wanted to call me and say good morning :)

They took her to the park one night and sent me a bunch of pictures of her playing :) She decided Sasha wasn't too big (their German Sheperd) and she'd go outside and pet Sasha all by herself (Great Dane here we come! lol). Mom had a doctor's appointment one day and there was a basket of treats and she got a rice crispie treat, so at a doctor's appointment the next day (different doctor) she wanted to know where the treats were! lol, we might be in trouble next time we take her to the doctor!

She enjoyed calling and saying hi to daddy in the evenings when he got home from work. Though, even then it was for 30secs BUT mom and dad had to make sure they called the right phone cuz without the right picture on there she'd get mad and wouldn't talk or wouldn't believe who she was talking to! Don't you love cell phones? She's so funny sometimes. I have to do the same thing when she wants to call them, it HAS to be the right picture.

They didn't take Angel with them cuz they didn't want to deal with another dog (I thought it was a big mistake cuz Charity is so attached to Angel) but they didn't have any problems. She went to bed just fine and everything. Though, one night she did con them into letting her sleep with them :) Though, as soon as she saw Angel when she got back she had to run up and maul her :) Poor Dog, though I think Angel missed Charity more than Charity missed Angel. It was very cute.

Danielle enjoyed her alone time with Mommy and Daddy but she was still excited to see Charity when Charity got home. They didn't get here until 9:30 or so, so the excitement made it a late night for us! But we didn't mind. It was nice to have a short break and she certainly enjoyed her time away but it's nice to have her home again too!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sharpie Markers and Painting

So, I may not be posting this until the middle of September but it was done the beginning of August! So, here is what Charity did that has led us on a long "adventure" of painting! I've come to realize I really hate painting!

The Elephant on the Wall Another Wall

Counters A floor

Since I've been wanting to paint the Girl's room since we moved in, I insisted we do that room first because I knew we wouldn't do it in the end. Well, their room turned out so cute! So, here is their room!

The closet doors The end of the bed The beds

It turned out sooo cute! And now they have a girly room! Next onto the living room and the kitchen/dining room. We're almost done with the living room so those pictures will be coming soon!

My Pot Pie Recipe

I've had a couple of people ask me for this recipe so I figured I would post it here. I was given the original recipe by a ward member in my student-married ward. Sorry I don't remember her name and I don't remember the original but here's my version!

My Pot Pie

1 can corn
1 can peas/carrots
1 big can of diced potatos or 2 standard sizes (ofcourse you're welcome to cut up your own, not sure how many maybe 5?)
2 cans cream of chicken or 1 large can
1 can cream of something else
1lb of chicken cut, and cooked
4 pre-made pie crusts (makes 2 pies) or you can make your own crust
herbs to taste (I add a combo of all or some of these: basil, oregano, cajun, salt and spice, season all salt, garlic, and yeah, you get the picture :) Whatever herbs you like)

Combine all ingredients (except pie crusts of course) in a big mixing bowl. Then add to pie crusts, slit top crust. cook at 350 for about an hour. May need to broil for up to 5 mins to brown the top.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Trip to Delta

So, this last weekend we went down to Delta since it was Dennis' birthday last week and one of his neices was having a birthday party. Charity's two cousins on Dennis side actually have birthdays that are a week apart. Last year we went to Paige's birthday at the park so this year we went down for Lexi's birthday party and it was at the bowling alley. So, it was both of the girl's first time bowling. I'm not sure which girl liked it better. lol. But it sure was cute watching them! And then cuz they had so much family around everyone wanted to help them bowl so Dennis and I got to bowl as well. It was a lot of fun. What was really nice though was since we had the bowling alley to ourselves, Charity could run off and play (she really liked to play with the game machines) and we didn't have to constantly be worried about where she was if we couldn't see her. This was the only picture I managed to take at the bowling alley.

In addition to the fun bowling party, Dennis' mom needed her trees trimmed and so he decided to help her out and do it for her. Well, the neighbor saw Dennis up in the tree using the chain saw and he offered to let us use his lift. It made it a lot easier, but made a lot more work since a lot more trees could be reached! Grandpa came over to help as well. Me, I got stuck making sure the kids didn't get into any trouble. But such is the life of the Mom, right?

The Lift

The First Limb to Fall (from using the lift)

A big pile of branches on the ground.

Dennis said the next day muscles hurt he didn't even know he had :) It was a lot of work but he was happy to help his mom!