Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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Monday, December 22, 2008
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Saturday, December 6, 2008
So, when I bought the movie Wall-e, It had a thingie attatched to the front of the package stating that I could enter a code online and receive a free tree seedling that would be kosher for my region. And here it is! My Wall-e tree! It's a Colorado Blue Spruce, go figure.
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Monday, November 24, 2008
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Saturday, October 25, 2008
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Sunday, October 19, 2008
Where are my kids at 5am? Not in their beds! Ian has decided that no time should be wasted sleeping in on the weekends! He gets up, gets dressed, goes into the livingroom, turns on every light, and starts singing. Those of you who know me understand what a serious offense this morning time cheer is.
It is now 7:35am. Pat is still in bed, the kids are running around like loons, we've already had breakfast, and we're about to leave and go grocery shopping before they wake up the whole neighborhood!
I hate mornings!
Posted by Sarah at 7:26 AM
Monday, October 6, 2008
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I am so smug it should be illegal! I even had to celebrate with a secret midnight cheeseburger! My latest essay in my writing class was graded and returned to me today! There were no mistakes, and I was deemed "Grammatically perfect" by my writing teacher! I should be fined for this level of smugness!
Posted by Sarah at 10:07 PM
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I had a moment this morning, where I smiled to myself and felt very satisfied with the world in general. I take my 2 boys to the bus stop every morning, and I usually chat with my neighbors when I see them. Today one of neighbors was complaining that two of her girls had a fist fight on the bus home yesterday, and that they were openly disobedient towards her. She said they were grounded for a week and that she was shocked at their behavior.
As she told me all this, I was wheeling my 2-year-old home and he was kicking and screaming about the duckies not being in the creek where they should be.
And I couldn't help smiling to myself and thinking about all the bad things my boys have done lately! It's so wonderful to know that my kids are not the only bad ones that are grounded! In my opinion, my kids don't seem awfull now that I know other people are having the same problems! They are normal! HA!
Posted by Sarah at 10:21 AM
Monday, September 8, 2008
On saturday, we ventured into the unknown and visited the local sausage festival with our neighbors! We found out it was actually a catholic school fundraiser carnival, and they only had one kind of sausage! Pat said it was tasty, but I'm still dissapointed that the so-called "sausage fest" only had one variety! But Ian and Nevaeh got to go on a few rides, and play a couple carnival games. They each got a couple of prizes and got to eat an elephant ear, so it was worth it. And I got to take this funny picture of Pat, Ian,and Nevaeh!
Posted by Sarah at 8:42 AM
Friday, September 5, 2008
Okay, if you look at the other pix of my flowers, you can see how huge they are now! The sweet peas(purple flowered vine) and forget-me-nots(little blue flowers mixed in with the sweet peas) are even bigger than they were when I took this picture 2 weeks ago. The sweet peas are almost 5 feet tall. My neighbors sweet peas aren't nearly as big as mine, and she's convinced that I'm giving them some kind of growth hormones in the dead of night!
All of my flowers are way huge! I hope they get this big next year too!
Posted by Sarah at 7:19 PM
Thursday, September 4, 2008
There are 19 days until I start my G.E.D classes four nights a week! I'm very excited to finally be doing this, it was allot easier than I thought it would be!
But my new schedule will suck! I'm not looking forward to the craziness of full time mom/part-time student.
So, for now, I'm taking some time for myself. I'm not going to think about school until it's time to go! I'm going to blog, and update my myspace, and send e-mails, and skype, and play my Wii, and play in my garden, and whatever else suits my fancy nancy!
Posted by Sarah at 8:38 PM
Monday, August 25, 2008
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Well, today I start my twice weekly classes that will introduce me to college life, and take my G.E.D pre-test to establish which classes I should take. After that, I start my 5 weeks of general education classes. Then I can take the G.E.D test!
Posted by Sarah at 9:21 AM
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Many events took place over these last few days. ALL my in-laws came into town, and we traveled all over Oregon on various quests for fun. We went to the beach and froze our butts off! I know, anywhere else we would be sweating! But not at the coast! we couldn't stay that long because of the crappy weather, but we did get to see Pat's aunt Dani and uncle don. They're peachy keen!
The next day after our ocean adventure, we hit the road and drove somewhere past Salem Oregon to visit my father in laws' friends' parents' cabin. wow that's complicated. But the cabin was awesome! It was right on the water! So we spread my in laws' mothers' ashes while we were down there. It was a nice spot. I wanted to stay there forever! Then today we had a wolfington family reunion. I met allot of people that I probably won't remember by tomorrow. But everyone now knows me as the girl who made the awesome deviled eggs. In fact, I was introduced to everyone as Patrick's wife Sarah who made the deviled eggs that were just wonderful!
I'm just glad that it's over and we can relax now. We're all tired and need some time to get back to a normal schedule! Damn it!
Posted by Sarah at 9:35 PM
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
A couple of weeks ago, I was at my father-in-laws house picking various ripe berries in our garden. I brought my neighbor with me so that the job would go faster, and she could have half of everything we picked. We were half way done when I noticed that underneath one of the marion berry bushes there was a nutria. For all you who don't know, a nutria is a cross between a rodent and a beaver.They have beaver teeth, a beaver body, webbed back feet, and a big rat tail. Don't ask me how the nutria came to exist, I don't even want to know. They are generally peaceful and scared of humans, but they will bite if they're scared.
So I took my kids inside and pat & my neighbor tried to get the nutria out of the yard. Well, the thing was hurt, and after many failed attempts to get anyone out to the house to remove the nutria, we decided to move the nutria back to the creek bed over the fence behind my father-in-laws back yard. That's usually where the nutrias live. So we thought he would stay there. Long story short, he didn't stay there. He went the long way around the house and got back into the yard because my father in law had left his side gate open! Nermal! Three days later, we went back to his house to discover the now dying nutria in his yard again! This time we called the police and they came and disposed of the animal. The cop put a "suppressor" (he called it a suppressor, but we all know it was a silencer) on his gun and shot the nutria in the back yard.
The thing was so hurt it could barely walk, all I can say is that it was determined to die in that back yard! It used up all it's strength to get back there! I don't have any pictures of nutrias, but you should google it, they're icky!
Posted by Sarah at 11:08 AM
Monday, July 7, 2008
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Monday, June 30, 2008
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Friday, June 13, 2008
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Saturday, June 7, 2008
Yesterday Pat had his last test with the urologist, and we're officially done having babies! Woo-Hoo! I celebrated by buying flower seeds,shocking, I know....
I went out last night with my neighbor and one of her friends to an adult "toy" party. It was pretty interesting.
And that's all I have to say about that.
Pat stayed at home with the boys and saw to their manly education by watching the first indiana jones movie with them. They loved it!
I was treated to an hour long discussion of the movie first thing this morning. Ian's hooked, I have no choice but to get the other two movies and let him see them.
Posted by Sarah at 8:58 AM
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Morning glories, and my toes...
Wave petunias in a hanging basket
Justin playing baseball at joe's house
Ian on the warbeast at joe's house
So, I had a productive weekend. Ian built a new planter box for veggies at joe's house, and I planted more flowers! Yeah!
Also, I had to bribe Ian to get this picture. He was allready playing the warbeast when I came inside from watering the veggies, and he knew he was in trouble. So, I bribed him with a cheeseburger and this was the best he would give me.
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Monday, June 2, 2008
There are 12 days of school left! I'm more excited about this that Ian is! It's like I get a summer vacation too!
But the weather sucks! We are nothing but doom and gloom here, and it's chilly!
I'm just hoping that in 2 weeks, the warm weather hits! Or else I'm in trouble.
Also, I'm proud to say that Ian is in the top of his class for math! I'll freely admit, he got pat's gene's on this one. I'm hopeless at math.
Posted by Sarah at 12:44 PM
Monday, May 26, 2008
(F.Y.I. We also have pumpkins, but we can't plant them yet)
So there you have it. We've gone nuts! Joe's even experimenting with a homemade watering system and plans on building another planter box today. I guess this is just another way we're biting our thumbs at "the man" and his high food prices!
Posted by Sarah at 9:43 AM
Monday, May 19, 2008
Proof of the heat wave! Please make note of the blue sky! You might not see it in another washington picture for a while! And, that's actually a three ring pool, but the heat and water did something globular to it and the middle ring sank to the ground.
Posted by Sarah at 9:16 AM
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Oh yeah, we're havin' a heat wave! On friday it was 96 degrees with humidity, yesterday it was 93 with humidity, and today we're supposed to be about 83 with 75 % humidity! Me and my neighbors have been burnt to a crisp because we have been congregating outside every day. The kids are all right, since we were diligent with THEIR sunblock they are just getting tan instead of burning.
I brought Ian's blow-up pool to my apartment yesterday and set it up for the kids, and I'm glad that I did! The pool that was supposed to open yesterday had to close early because it wasn't fit to swim in and had to have it's chemicals redone! EEEWWWWW! But we had fun anyway, we had the little pool, waterballoons, and super soakers. We grilled burgers and hot dogs, and there may have been a tiny little bit of alcohol consumption.
All in all, it was good times
Posted by Sarah at 8:45 AM
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Pat Said that Speed Racer was good
He said it's very fast-paced and brightly colored
like some crazy acid trip. But it had some really
cool special effects in it, and he thought it was great!
Posted by Sarah at 9:23 AM
Well, the other day we got fishies from the pet store! There names are: Nemo, Special, and Sparkle. Sadly, Nemo died yesterday while justin was taking a nap. So I had to run out and get a new one before he realized that his Nemo was not in the tank.
So now, we have Nemo 2.0 ( I don't think he's as pretty as the other Nemo, but this was all they had).
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Saturday, May 10, 2008
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Thursday, May 8, 2008
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
A week ago, my 6 year old (yes, the ninja Ian) has become obsessed with star wars! We watch a different movie every day directly after lunch, and he is now a font of star wars trivia knowledge. He can tell you where anakin skywalker lived before he was a jedi. He knows the difference between an X-wing, a Y-wing, and an imperial starship. And he knows what color light saber everyone has! He insists that he's seen a real ewok before, and that he can hear obi wan kenobi speak to him. He's just obsessed! Could it possibly have anything to do with pat's collection of star wars figurines, movies, legos, video games, and toys? Call me crazy, but I think we're one small step away from being insane star wars convention people who dress up as tuskan raiders to prove that we're worthy fans to the other geeks!
Posted by Sarah at 8:10 PM
Friday, April 25, 2008
Posted by Sarah at 1:28 PM
So, I've found out that my two year old cannot survive without nutri-grain bars! A new grocery store opened recently down the road from my house, so I decided to shop there instead of driving across town to my regular store. I bought my groceries, and bought nutri-grain bars for my kids. But they were different from the ones I had bought before, they had some kind of icing on the bar, and my 2 year old was not amused! He wanted the bars, but as soon as he tasted the frosting he flipped out and mashed the bar into the carpet! And he would cry for the bars, and reach for them on the shelves, just to be even more upset when he realized they were the same ones! This went on for a couple of days until I had enough and drove all of us to the store across town to get the nutri-grain bars that were not tainted with "ickies"! We had to sit justin in the cart, so that he could be close to the three boxes of nutri-grain bars he could not live without! He was so excited, he kept saying: " my bars! Blue bars, green bars, berry bars, my bars!"
So, as soon as we got home he devoured 3 of them in rapid succession! That was all he'd eat! And the next morning, he wouldn't eat his breakfast either! He begged me to cook eggs, but did he want them when they were made? Oh No! Surely they were poison, and he wasn't going to eat this slop when he had the nectar of the gods just a few feet away.
So, when I was busy trying to clean up the bathroom, he took one of his little plastic chairs and his grabber( its a toy that is a long arm with a handle on one end and little pinching arms on the other end that can grab things) and helped himself to a couple of nutri-grain bars! There's no stopping him! Perhaps if I buy some of those airtight bear containers, fill them with nutri-grain bars, and hang them from the tree outside he wont be able to sniff them out and help himself to their fruity goodness!
Posted by Sarah at 12:44 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
So this is Pat, my wonderful husband.
Proud owner of 200 transformers , 75 lego sets, 2 car racing tracks, numerous comic books & collectibles, radio controlled cars and hellicopters, a ps2, a wii, a gameboy, a super nintendo, a nintendo 64, and an original nintendo. I'm sure I left some stuff out,
It's been awhile since I went through his stuff and demanded a down-size.
He likes to read, and we mostly like to read the same things, which is nice because we allways have something to talk about.
Sometimes I like that he's a big kid because I refuse to play transformers with the boys. That's the only thing I absolutely wont do. It's my girly right to refuse to play the super boy games! He is a native oregonian (or Portlander), but we met in Utah too long ago to mention.
We share the same passion for video games. And, more often than not, he's mad at me for hogging the wii. I think we're well matched, but I can kick his butt in dart tag! Oh Yeah!
He's a good daddy, and the boys pine for him while he's at work. We would be lost without his manly skills.
Posted by Sarah at 6:43 PM
He may be the smallest of the starks, but I think he has
the most attitude. His favorite phrase is : "I wanna do it!"
Justin is going through a difficult 2 year old temper tantrum phase.
He loves to be outside. I think it's because he was born in
washington, and state law requires that natives spend at least
half of their day outside making merry. He also is a shoe fiend,
which makes me wonder where my children inherited this trait!?
He was a very inactive baby when I was pregnant with him, and
now he's hell on wheels. I call him little Mcgyver, because he can
make something out of nothing, and he's allways in trouble.
I think he'll grow up to be a sky-diving motorcycle riding dare-devil.
Posted by Sarah at 1:27 PM
In my world full of boys, this is the queen who rules them all. She does have one lady-in-waiting, princess Cora,but she is far too young to threaten her rule. She is all girl! Her knowlegde of tweendom is great and her shoe collection vast. There could never be enough pink, or cheetah print, or sparklies in her world, and all must bow down or suffer her wrath, which is great indeed. I think she's tired of all the boys with their stinky ways and light saber battles. But, alas, we cannot change their gender, and why would we want to? We allready have the world's most perfect girl!
Posted by Sarah at 12:50 PM
My oldest son, Ian, is the class clown. He lives to entertain one and all. He is full of energy day and night and he's the ultimate chatter box. He has his own ideas about how he should dress, and we mortals are not allowed to help with his wardrobe choices unless he deems us worthy. He is a shoe fiend, we cannot even think about getting shoes for any other member of the family unless we have enough money to buy him new shoes too. He wont hesistate to tell family members his thoughts on their outfits, especially their shoes....sorry Tobi. His greatest ambition used to be to go to Texas. But now, he would rather go to Ireland. And have 100 dollars. I don't know why, but in his 6 year old mind 100 dollars beats anything. He says funny stuff all the time. But, of course since I want to write about it, I can't remember it! I'll be doing separate posts for each child, so maybe I'll remember later and add it in.
Posted by Sarah at 9:41 AM
Well, I have to say first that my sister MADE me do
this. I never wanted a blog. In true north-west fashion
I've been damning the man, finding energy efficient
ways to make my life better and cheaper, eating meat
free of antibiotics, buying crazy organic things like sheets
and makeup, and promoting peace and serenity via my
flower garden on my patio.
But in my zen-like hour of yoga this morning, I decided
That maybe she was right, and I did need a blog of my
very own. Plus, I allready have a myspace page, so I'm
allready as mainstream as I can get.
So, here you go tobi. Your north-west invasion has
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