Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The List

Last night my dad called to ask me what my moms favorite movie. I answered correctly. She denied  it and claimed, Sound of Music. I then asked Rich what my favorite movie was. He thought and thought......... Dirty Dancing because you love John Travolta! WHAT????

This week I will be posting MY LISTS. All sorts of list of my Top 10 things this week.  My Top 10 Favorite Movies: 

10. Save the Last Dance
9. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
8. Singing in the Rain
7. Pillow Talk or Back to the Future
6. Gone With the Wind
5. Grease 2
4. Sound of Music
3. Love and Basketball
2. Grease
1. G-I-R-L-S Just want to have FUN!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Recap

Our Christmas in California 2008

6AM Dayne awakes and Rich brings her to our bed to hang out. "mom, mom. mom. mom. mom" is repeated so many times that I am praying for Crewe to wake up soon.

Crewe wakes up and we got take a look at all the booty Santa left us. Boy did he treat us good this year. Crewe got a Planet Hero Station and Baby Dayne got a kitchen. Both were huge hits and have already brought much entertainment. 

7:30 I start breakfast. I made Carmel rolls (which turned out so good. I bet I have not made them in over a year). Right as we were eating I noted, "Schofields all over the world are making and eating this breakfast." I felt very connected to the family. The Schofields, not the Mob. 

8:30 Start opening presents. Great gifts. Thanks everyone.  My favorite might be the purple Vans my dad bought me. Rich loved his XM radio. Dayne is crazy about a pair of clip on earrings. Crewe is digging his fish game from the 4 brothers.

11:30 Leave for Richard's Grandparents house. We are the first there and enjoy getting to chat with his Grandparents. We ate a small lunch and hung out with the Palmers as the slowly rolled in.

2:00 Back at home. Start getting ready for our friends/family to arrive.

4:00 Friends come over. They bring so much food. We have made chicken/rice tacos.  We eat dinner. Then we break out the games. We have a Wii upstairs. A Wii downstairs. And games being played at the tables. So much soda is drank.  I loved having my friends here. Thanks for coming. We had around 22 of us.

12:30am Everyone leaves and Rich and go to bed. As we lay down we talk about the great day we had. We are grateful for good buddies who helped us celebrate that day. We are grateful for family that we got to spend time with. WE are grateful for the Gospel. We crazy about our kids and loved seeing them have such joy over today. Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

This Holiday Season has been a very different one for me. It is the only the second time in my 31 years that I will not be with my mom and dad. I hate that my parents are alone. I hate that I don't have a house to invite them to.  HATE IT!   But I also am loving it......

I am loving having my own tree. I have been buying gifts, making lists and working on all my surprises. We are having very good friends come over for Christmas dinner. I made the menu. We are having a taco bar and playing games. I am looking forward to having happy memories made with them. I am excited for Santa to come to our house. I am breathlessly waiting for my kids and Rich to open the gifts that I have been pondering and thinking about for the past month.

I miss you mom and dad. I wish we were together but I know that I will have a great Christmas because you taught me how to do it.  I have watched you perfect the Christmas day. I have  breakfast all planed, my wrapping paper matches ( with those weird papers tucked in back), plans to call my brothers and music in the air.  I have been taught of our love for Jesus Christ and the reason for celebrating. Thank you.

Merry Christmas! I miss you family. 

Baby Dayne

Baby Dayne is ready for Christmas. Happy Christmas Eve. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Theme time

It's called sticking with a theme....this is how I roll.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Random Story Time

Did you know that my stomach always hurts in the morning? And I hate breakfast? For the past couple of years I have a drink for breakfast. Sometimes it is a protein shake or a instant breakfast or a smoothie. Something of that nature. 

This morning I was waiting for the shower to warm up and drinking my drink. When I tested the water I found that is was PERFECT. The perfect temp. The perfect spray. So I decided to hop on in.....with my drink. Do you know how to shower and maintain a perfect breakfast drink? It is not easy but I DID IT.

Although I did put too much conditioner in my hair. 

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Winner of Friends the Game on this Blog.....

Runners up:
Kelli - 7 points *

Natali- 18 points (Nan also didn't compete in Round 5 or 6)

Natalie- 17 points 

Ethan - 26.5 points

Ashley- 27.5 points

The winner is JACKIE with 35 points.  Congratulations! Next time I am in Utah the game is on!!

* I didn't print your score if it was below 7 points.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

You're a Bad Book

I started this book last week.  In fact it was due at the library but the cover looked too enticing so I decided to pay the hefty fee (10 cents a day) and keep the book until I was done.  The author is British in fact the novel in an import--not even printed in America! It was very charming and used lots of "British talk" which can be confusing but I muddled through. UNTIL  I got that feeling that I would know how it was going to end. SHE HOOKED UP WITH HER COUSIN!!! like HAPPY EVER AFTER WITH HER COUSIN.  Incest is not best! And with that I quit reading the book.  

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

love it

I love this family tree. I kind of have a thing of family trees. I really like to buy them for my mom.  Every time I am home I find myself studying the one I bought her a few years ago at Red Envelope.  I would like one for myself but not this one. First it is too much money, hard to get--it is from England, and it is blue.  A color I do not have a relationship with.  But it is very cool. Very.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Our Lives

It has been cold here. I know, it is not Montana. But still, it is WINTER. Burrrr...... Crewe had a really cute quilt on his bed that was too thin. Plus it had airplanes on it and Crewe is SO OVER airplanes. This month we bought Crewe a new down comforter. I know not a really exciting post but my mom will like seeing Crewe's new bed.

In other cold news.....it has been RAINING and RAINING. Yes, I have been wearing my pink galoshes that I bought the last time I was in Paris. That is right. Rocking the Rainboots. 

Monday, December 15, 2008

Unexpected Guest

We had an unexpected guest this weekend. A bird named Skye. When I went to pick  Crewe up from school on Friday they tricked me into taking the bird home for the weekend. It really has been fine and kids loved having him (or maybe it is a girl?) with us. I did move him/her downstairs when we had friends over on Saturday night. I thought our house was starting to smell like a zoo. For a small time Crewe had a pet. And that was good enough for us.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A gift

I found a great little shop on Etsy that was selling Lab cards. I emailed her and told her I wanted a print, 2 dogs and could she add their names? It was all done and I am thrilled with the out come. I gave the print to my mom for an early holiday gift so she could have it up this month. We bought a red mat and black frame for it (on Black Friday, we were at Michael's by 6am).  I love it.
Here is a picture of real deals.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What I have been Reading

I read all 3 of these books while I was in Montana. My dad had a stack waiting for me. I would have brought them all home with me  but I had no room. So I read what I could while I was there. 

The Brass Verdict was really really good. Lawyer book. Same character as the Lincoln Lawyer. Check it. 
I swore off Harlan Coben after The Woods. But this was pretty good. Really fast read and when you are getting up ass early with your kids and trying to stay downstairs so they won't wake up the house, you need entertainment too. 
This book I brought with me on the plane, you know in case my kids were stolen and I had time to read....Vampire book. The first one in a series. And I love me a series. Pretty Good but not GREAT. However, I have book 2 in my line to read so we will see. 

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree

We have not had a Christmas tree in a couple of years. So this year I decided that we needed a tree. A living tree.  It smells so good. And yes, it is black, hot pink, Eiffel Towers and poodles. And I LOVE IT!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving in MT

Happy Thanksgiving.

We are still in Montana. This is the first time that I have been in MT for Thanksgiving in 10 years, at least. Here are a few tidbits about our vacation.

1. Rich is not here. If he calls, it is once at night. I think he is enjoying having us gone :)

2. We went to the movie, "Twilight" last night. My parents have not been to a night movie in almost 20 years.

3. We have had 1 babysitter. Plus 1 night that my Grandparents came over and stayed with the kids.

4. We went to a Carrie Underwood concert. It was SO LOUD (how old am I)! But very fun.

5. I have seen my friend Delaine, 2 times. She has done my nails. Awesome. I have the coolest color (dark grey/purple). However, it is time to get out. We are going to the movie and dinner on Monday night.

6. My dad and I went dinner by ourselves tonight. I had gross chicken. My mom stayed home with the kids. Such a good Mother.

7. I got new shoes!

8. It is freaking COLD here. I am officially a wuss.

9. My kids are not sleeping that great. I am thinking it is time to give them drugs.

10. I am loving being home( but we miss Rich) Crewe keeps asking if he can move here. I think he means with out me.

Oh- Happy Birthday Nat! You are one of my favorite people! Wish you were here!!! Much Love.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Final round

Final Round 

#1. What kind of Dr. is Monica's boyfriend, Richard?

#2.  In, "the One with Ross's New Girlfriend, "who says, "I can sense when women are depressed and vulnerable. It's one of my gifts?"

#3.What does Chandler call his third nipple?

#4. Who played Gunther?

#5.In "The One Where Everybody Finds Out" w
hose moving boxes prompt Ross to say, "ironically, most of the boxes seem to be labeled 'clothes'''?

6.What song is played on the steel drums as Phoebe walks down the aisle?

7.What do Monica and Chandler name their twins?
8. At one time in her life, Rachel lived or roomed with every other Friend except one. Name that Friend.

9. In what sport did Pete Becker, Monica's multimillionaire boyfriend, decided he wanted to become a champion?

10.Who are the creators of the show?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

What is Up

Crewe has been taking a Trampoline Class. He has loved it. They bounce and run for 45 min.  Dayne and I love it too. Ps. This is also a picture of the first time I dressed Dayne in jeans.  We all know how I feel about babies in jeans.  Don't worry, it doesn't last forever.

I went with my friend Katie to the The Kids Discovery Museum in San Jose. They had a fantastic time.  Kate brought her 3 kids plus our friends 2 kids so all 7 kids had to stay with us. They did awesome. Here is a few shots of the water room. 

I got to go a small girls weekend. We headed up to Strawberry to play in my friend's cabin. It was beautiful weather. We hung out, stayed up late (until 4am), chatted and enjoyed each others company. We played games and more games. I even won at Settlers, twice. Go me!
Crewe got a haircut. A real haircut. It is ALWAYS very dramatic with him so I usually hog tie him and shear him like a sheep. This time we went to a kids haircut place and he did AMAZING.  This is the before picture of huge hair.

I still have not blogged about Lisbon or even printed any pictures from my trip. Here are 2 of my favorite from Lisbon. I have plans to work on my pictures when I am in MT. We are leaving for the airport in a few hours. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Round 5

* I didn't have another Friends Picture. But look how cute my nephew and niece are. 

Round 5

#1. What does Phoebe give to Monica and Chandler as their wedding gift?

#2. What television show is Chandler talking about when he says, "But that's the brilliance of it- the pretty people and the running"?

#3In, "The one After, 'I Do'" when Phoebe is covering for Rachel by saying she's pregnant herself, who does she say is the father?

#4.Why does Chandler hate Thanksgiving?

#5.What comedy duo appears in black and white poster in Joey's apartment?

#6.What is the song that Ross sings to make Emma laugh?


Ok. It is 4:20 PST and I have gone through and added all the points. If you answer any other rounds please leave the comments in THIS post. Thanks. I will have another round ready this evening. AND maybe another post Not about Friends.  But on Thursday I am .........wait for it.........going out of town. I will do 1 more rounds of the game (after tonight) and then announce the winner. FYI the youngest person, who watched the least amount of Friends when it was on originally, is winning. Ah.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Round 4

Friends Round 4- All correct answers are worth 2 points today because they are hard.

#1. In "The One Where Joey Moves  Out, " Rachel and Phoebe both go to get a tattoo. What kind of tattoo had Phoebe planned to get?

#2, What does Chandler's father do for a living?

#3. Which of the following ER actors did not appear on Friends, George Clooney, Anthony Edwards, or Noah Wyle?

#4Which character said, "You don't own a TV? What's all your furniture pointed at?"

#5. What was Janice's nickname for Chandler?

#6. At what intersection in New York is the building where Monica and Joey live?

Friday, November 14, 2008


I am leaving for a weekend away with my girlfriends. I know, I am lucky. I will post the next Friends Round on Monday. I will update the scores on Sunday night. If you have posted by Friday at 1pm, I have already updated the scores. You can still answer all three rounds, if you have not looked at the answers. Have a Great Weekend.

Round 3

Round 3 of the Friends Game

#1.Where does Phoebe's boyfriend David get a grant to study, meaning he has to leave Phoebe behind?

#2. In "The One with All the Solutions, "who made the following, "I'm going to go out on a limb and say, 'no divorces in '99'"?

#3.In "The One Where Rosita Dies, " who/what is Rosita?

#4. Who says, "Let's get some perspective people. It's not like I'm wearing a seeing-eye dog coat"?

#5. In "The One with Chandler in a Box, what Alias, star played Dr. Tim Burke, Richard's son and partner in his practice?

#6. What American fashion designer did Rachel work for after leaving Bloomingdale's?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friends Game Round 2
*if you missed round 1 go back and answer the questions. You can still play. i will be posting more rounds..... plus I am now going to have  a small prize for the winner.

#1. What is Chandler's middle name?

#2. What '70s television character is Phoebe's obstetrician obsessed?

#3.In "The One After the Super Bowl," who played Erika Ford,  Joey's biggest fan who thinks he actually IS Dr. Drake Ramoray?

#4.What was the name of Rachel's assistant and later boyfriend, played by Eddie Cahill?

#5. Besides Chandler, what other Friend dated Janice?

#6.In "The One with the Halloween party," joey comes dressed as whom?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Game

Rich bought me a Scene It Game, Friends Editions, a couple of months ago. I forgot to bring it out when I was in UT and our game friends here, didn't watch the show. WHAT? So I am going to start a little game on this blog. I will ask a few trivia questions today and then post another set in a couple of days. You can answer in the comments section. I will also play. I will answer the questions before I look at the answers, promise. Please don't look at the answers until you have posted yours. One point per correct answer and a running total will be kept on the side. Anyone game?

#1 In "The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies," an interview with what magazine ends up losing Joey his job?

#2. Who says, "If I turn into my parents, I'll either be an alcoholic chasing after 20-year-old boys or I"ll end up like my mom"?

#3. In " The one after the Super Bowl," what singer played Rob Donnen, Phoebe's date who hires her to sing children's songs at the library?

#4. In the theme song, "I'll be there for you 'cause......." what?

#5.In "The One with the Rumor," Joey tells Monica if she'll cook, it he'll eat it all. What is he referring to?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I can get dressed all by myself! Thank you.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Corn is for Swine

1 Family Photo at the corn maze.

5 million jumps of the hay. 2 caught in action.
1 very cute baby with 1 happy dad.
 $5 bucks spent on the backpack. $8 a piece for the corn maze. Which one was a good deal.....