Sunday, January 30, 2011

this and that

what a wonderful weekend. other than feeling sick still, we've had fun.

friday the babies and i went for a nice foggy walk and spent the day together. then that night we went with the trogdons to LEATHERBYS (!). i've been craving it so that was yummy, even if my brownie did taste like cardboard.

yesterday i was feeling so icky again. i woke up that morning with a terrible pain in my chest and had to do my inhaler before i could breathe comfortably again. josh had to leave me to work overtime all day which was sad, but i'm thankful for the money and that we have jobs...

today was stake conference. it was a broadcast from SLC for 67 stakes in northern california. the talks were wonderful. even though i spent most of the time chasing ezra around the hallway, they were broadcasting it in so many rooms i could pretty much hear the talks no matter where i was so that was nice. one thing that really struck me was that i need to read the scriptures to my children every day. new GOAL for my list :) that and attending the temple at least once a month. after conference we spent some time with mom green which was nice.

welp nothing else really happening. another week starts tomorrow. at least it's only a 4 day work week for me - actually i won't have to work a 5 day week until like the 2nd week in March. woot woot!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


i know i know, it's been a bad blog week.  this nasty cold is lingering WAY too long (like this is the 3rd week of hacking cough long).  ugh.

you know what's annoying?  one year olds and dishwasher dials!  why are they so intent on turning it, especially of course while it's running.  grr.  i may have sprayed them with the sink hose a time or two.  i know i'm a horrible parent.

lastly, my hubs isn't home and hasn't called and it's now 5 minutes to 7.  i am going to eat without him if he doesn't get here in 5 minutes because i'm starving. 

in a sour mood?  yeah, i guess i am.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


a little robitussin, excedrine, two different inhalers and some in n' out in my belly and i'm feeling a teensy bit better.

moms should not be allowed to get sick!

speaking of moms, my mommy has pneumonia right now
 :( prayers for her are appreciated!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


confession time.  we have been in our ward for about 15 months now and i still feel like i don't know anybody (we're in primary and we have two 1 year olds - those are my excuses).

about a month or two ago one of my few friends, who was also in our last ward with us, invited me to join the bunco group she and some other girls were forming.  she said it would be a "12 month" commitment and i hesitated a little because i've never played bunco and didn't know what i was getting myself into.  but, i joined because frankly it's time for me to stop hiding behind my babies and actually meet people and be social again dang it!

so, last night was our first bunco night and it was a lot of fun.  12 girls, good food, lots of chatting and of course bunco playing.  oh and i won some pretty little bowls as my prize for lowest score LOL.

as a side:  i'm thankful for josh because he has always supported and encouraged me to have friend/girl time.  oh, and he also bought me these:

love him!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

chocolatey goodness

remember in elementary school when you got a choice between a chocolate or regular milk carton with your lunch?  i must have been crazy back then because i remember thinking the chocolate milk was way too "chocolatey" and i always went for the white milk.  would that i still hated it, but no more.  the most delicious beverage ever is BYU chocolate milk, but i'll settle for nesquik in a pinch.  like this week.  i have been addicted to chocolate milk this week...and i may or may not have had a glass every day.  mmmmm.

that is all.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

hoping to de-funk in 2011

well it's January again so naturally i've been reflecting on the last year.  2010 was definitely an interesting year in the green house.  actually looking back the year seems like a blur.  sometimes i think things like, we went to utah last summer or we did this or that...but i'm actually thinking of 2009.  almost like 2010 didn't happen in some ways.  weird.  of course it's been a wonderful first year as a mother and watching my cutie patooties grow and learn so much...but i've realized something.  i've been in a funk for pretty much...well, pretty much the whole year.  i think a lot of it was postpartum depression.  nothing too severe but enough to make me not feel like myself and not feel motivated to set goals or do anything to improve myself.

i think i'm finally starting to break out of the funk and get back to myself.  i'm finally back down to my pre-pregnancy weight (heaviest pre-preg but it's something) and starting to feel pretty again.  josh and i both hate that i have to work right now, but we're making plans and feeling good about them.  i am thankful that at least heavenly father has made work more bearable these days.  i'm learning to find happiness even though i'm not a stay at home mom (yet!).  i'm having fun with josh as we learn how to be parents and laugh at our "learning experiences" and our kids' funny personalities.

so i thought i'd share some of my goals for 2011 - now that i've actually made some:

✭one is to BLOG more.  i think it's healthy to write thoughts down and since i've been terrible at keeping my journal (funk, remember) i am setting a goal to blog at least 3 times weekly.  we'll see if i can keep it up.

✭i want to become a crazy COUPON lady.  i am really inspired by some of these blogs i read where people save 50-75% off their grocery bill.  oh the possibilities if i could save this kind of money!  as part of this goal i want to have 1 year of household supplies (cleaners, TP, toothpaste, soap etc) as well as at least a year supply of food stocked up by the end of the year.

✭COOK more.  i haven't really cooked more than once a week since the babies were born.  part of it is that i don't get home from work until about 6:30pm so josh is usually the one to cook...or we just fend for ourselves.  i'm going to try to look up some crockpot meals and other ideas for prepping dinner maybe the night before and then just cooking it the next day.  ideas welcome on this one.

✭make QUIET BOOKS for my kids.  my mom had one for us when we were little and i loved to flip through it and do all the activities during sacrament meeting.  this has been on my "to do" list since before i even had the babies and i actually have all my ideas on paper - just need to get busy.

✭this one should be at the top of this little list i'm typing.  study my SCRIPTURES every day.  this is one i actually haven't slacked on necessarily, but i want to have more meaningful scripture study daily (key word here is study and not just read).

✭lose WEIGHT.  i have a goal in mind but i don't really feel the need to share the details.  ok, maybe i'll just say that i would like to lose at least another 30 lbs.  heck who knows, maybe i'll even get up enough gusto to do some exercise too.

✭this spring/summer i am going to plant a GARDEN.  we had a pitiful garden last year which we planted in a hurry and then neglected.  this year i really want to plant and eat what we grow - then we'll be eating healthy and saving money.  some things on my list to plant: tomatoes (heirloom, beefsteak, cherry), green beans, corn, jalapenos, bell peppers, zucchini, squash, basil, chives, cucumbers and possibly strawberries, onions & potatoes.  i also would like to plant more fruit trees (citrus - grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange), but that depends on time and money so i'm not commiting to them because i know those may or may not happen this year :)

✭sort of along those same lines, i want to make JAMS & JELLIES this summer.  i particularly want to learn to make pepper jelly.  it is so yummy!  then i can give it away at christmas and won't have to think about what i'm going to give my neighbors when that time comes around.  see, thinking ahead here :)

✭organize and decorate our OFFICE.  this room is the catch-all in our house and i need to get a handle on it!  i have a file cabinet but do i use it?  sure, i use stack all my filing paperwork on top.  i have a theme in mind (josh will like it).  after 1 1/2 years in our house i think it's about time i make time to do this one.

✭do some UPDATES on our house.  we have a whole list of things to do, but probably most of them won't happen until some of our other financial goals are met. but this year i would at least like to paint and update the blinds in our living room.  i want to update our kitchen too but i can't decide what to do with it, so for now it sits looking bland and boring.  oh well, at least i have a kitchen :)

so, i have some other goals too but i'm not entirely sure i will be able to accomplish them (because they depend on factors outside myself).  but i would love to pay off our VAN and quit my job to stay at HOME fulltime, but like i said, plans are in the works and we'll see what happens.

well, if you stuck around to read all of that, thanks.  just needed to get it out of my brain and somewhere else so i can start focusing on my goals!!  this is my 2nd blog post this week, so at least that one's going well. i'm feeling de-funkified more each day so i have high hopes for the others too.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hi! My name is Candie and I am a Mormon.

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I am a Christian.  I believe that the Bible is the word of God, AND I also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.  The Book of Mormon is a book translated from ancient records from people who lived in this land (the Americas) before and after Christ's birth. 

A few months ago our Bishop at church challenged us to read the Book of Mormon again by the end of the year.  I got a late start, so I ended up reading 10 - 20 pages a day, but I'm happy to say that I finished it on New Year's Eve.  This was great experience for me and strengthened my testimony that I know this book is true!  I have read it many times and try to read at least parts of it daily.  But, this time I read it front to back in such a short amount of time that I could really see the fulfillment of the prophecies about Jesus Christ.  Prophets from the beginning of the book all the way through the end prophesied and testified of the Savior.  The day I read about Christ's birth and the signs being fulfilled I rejoiced!  The Savior came!  He was born and lived on the earth.  He atoned and died for each of us.  The most amazing thing to me, though, is that he was ressurected and lives again!  And he opened the gates for all of us to live again.
I'm thankful for that knowledge and for this book which is truly "Another Testament of Jesus Christ".