Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
2 things I'm wearing right now: Race for the Cure shirt, frog pj bottoms.
2 longest car rides: Seattle and Tracy, CA
2 of my favorite things to do: blog and scrapbook
2 things you want to do badly right now: another vacation, something fun
2 animals you have or have had: fish and a kitty
2 people who will fill this out: Jill and Jenny
2 things you ate today: pops and a coke (healthy breakfast huh?)
2 people you last talked to:Van and Emilie
2 things you are doing tomorrow: working and cleaning up of course
2 favorite holidays:Halloween and Savannah's birthday
2 favorite beverages: coke and guava rockstars (shocking huh?)
I tag whoever wants to do it!
Monday, June 23, 2008
I started to make a list of my favorite cleaning supplies for each task. Maybe this way I can just stick with my list, and not have to buy the "new" hot products. =)
floors - The old stand by Pine Sol. I have used Fabuloso (I think that is what it is called...comes in a variety of colors...and is fairly inexpensive), but I think I'm always going to be in love with Pine Sol.
cabinets - Murphy's Oil. It has a great smell, and puts that great shine on dusty cabinets.
tubs and bathroom sinks - I've used a lot of different products, but I always come back to Comet Bathroom Spray. I also use a magic eraser in my bath tubs. It makes all the ding go quickly away!
counter tops - I LOVE 409! The end.
stainless steel - They sell these handy wipe thingy's...just like a Clorox wipe, but for stainless steel of course. Very helpful for all of Savannah's little finger prints. I am pretty sure they are made by Pledge.
toilets - I use the Lysol toilet bowl cleaner w/bleach. Some of these have odd smells, but I like Lysol products in general. The only downside to this one is that if you don't get back to the bowl that day (Okay, sometimes I forget...don't judge me!) the blue stuff doesn't come off very easily. =(
all surfaces - I have already admitted to my love for Clorox wipes, but honestly I should say that I like the Mr Clean wipes better. I bought some new wipes this week, and I like them for my desk at work...They are the Lysol Dual Action wipes. They have a scrubby material on one side, and soft on the other. Great for gross germs that men have left at my desk before I get there! =)
dishwasher - I really like the Electrosol Gel packets. I tried the Dawn gel packets, and wasn't impressed. This is Savannah's job, and her little hands sometimes are a little wet when she gets the packet out. The Dawn packets stuck all together with a little water on them, and made for A HUGE mess! The Electrosol packets do not. Savannah can still help out. Yeah for Mommy!
dishes - I really, really, like the smell of the blue Dawn. I sometimes will just wash my hands with this. Weird huh!? But it does clean my dishes well too!
Of course I could ramble about this stuff for hours. I haven't tried the Green Works stuff...does it work? I want the inside scoop! Fill me in on good cleaning supplies...and they have to smell semi-descent (my nose is SUPER sensitive). Hopefully by getting this out I will just stick with what I know works instead of always needing to try something new! (A girl can always hope.)
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
I think that everyone should have a blog, at least give it a chance. Even if you don't update every day. It is a convenient way to keep everyone informed. When something exciting happens I just have to tell the story once on my blog, and everyone is updated. It is a great way to vent frustrations, and when people comment I know that I am not alone. It can also be a substitution for a journal too.
Who do you wish had a blog?
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I'm glad that I work with people that want to be big kids, just like me. We laugh and actually have fun while working believe it or not. Technically Emily doesn't work with us anymore, but she will always be apart of the office.
You know when someone ruins a name? Like when you are picking a name for your child, or someone else is...they say the name...and you think "I knew someone in high school with that name AND he cheated on me"...well you can't name your kid that now. You get the idea, right?
Have you ever met another Evonne...not Yvonne or Yuvon...an Evonne? Okay, so I was named after my Grandma Yuvon. My parents put a little spin on it, and came up with Evonne. I have never once met another one of my kind. Of course my name has never been in the top 100 baby names (that I know of) and its obviously not very cutsie. I have always thought those were the reasons my name is so uncommon, but is it really because I am ruining the name? Have you ever thought of that? When someone is picking the name for their child...and the wife says, " Evonne, what do you think?" The husband replies, "I knew a girl named Evonne in high school and she was a huge gossip...I don't think so!"
The question is this; are you doing a disservice to your name or are you living up to its full potential? Would people who know you give their child your name or would they be dissuaded based on how you are living your life?
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
This is around 4th or 5th grade. Could my glasses have been any bigger? They are actually cutting my fat cheeks in two!
You have gotta love the 90's. Who doesn't have a Glamour Shot? My best friend and I got these done I think Junior year or late Sophmore!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Savannah and I went and saw Disney Playhouse Live on Stage. It was interactive, and fun. Jacob and I went on some BIG rides together. One of the rides that Paul refused to go on that Jacob really wanted to ride I went on. I was a little nervous I'll admit...it had throw up splash guard things on the seats. Gross! Why would anyone want to ride this one??! It definitely wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
Paul had some time with just Savannah, and seemed to enjoy it. They went and saw Muppets 3D and did some rides. Paul bought everyone a Mickey Mouse icecream...it is a must to make the Disneyland experience complete. =)
I do have to say that I was most fascinated by the Bug's Life area. The rides were clever, and it was not as busy as Disneyland. Savannah and I were able to get on and off rides with no wait. The Bug's Life 3D is a must!!
I really got in to the parades. We went to the Pixar Play Parade, and the Disney Parade of Dreams to end our adventure. This is where we finally met up with Arial after much searching the parks. =)
This was the first night that Savannah didn't sleep through the fireworks. We had a balcony at our hotel so it was nice to not have to fight the crowds.
If you didn't notice Savannah's little sad face in the picture above...she was literally a 1/2 inch too small to go on most rides. She was so upset, and would cry every time they wouldn't let her on a ride. She wanted to do all the big scary rides with the boys. I had to photograph this. Next year when we go she definitely will be big enough (or I'm going to put her in high heels!).
We got back to the hotel, and decided that we needed to end this day on a good note. We walked down to the famous Bubba Gumps for shrimp. Paul, Savannah, and Jacob all had the fried shrimp. I chose a pulled pork sandwich with onion rings on it...FABULOUS. As you can tell food is my friend!!
Savannah and I went on the famous tea cups and dumbo to start out. =) We waited in multiple lines to meet and take pictures with the characters. We saw Aurora, Mickey, Cruella, Cinderella & her step sisters, Belle, Snow White & all her 7 dwarfs, Captain Hook, Peter Pan, Prince Charming (hottie), and we can't forget Cinderella's mice. I'm not joking when I say Savannah and I made a GREAT friend in every line to make the time pass quickly. Everyone was so friendly...Paul said of course people are nice they are on vacation!
I think that the most exciting thing about day 2 all of this aside...is Savannah conquered her fear of water! Yeah! She swam with no help from anyone. I wanted to cry, because I was so happy!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
We met up with Amber, Grayson, and Alora at the Copperton Park. It ended up being a lot of work, with a few episodes of crying! All in all, this is the BEST park with lots of fun stuff for the kids! I took sooo many pictures I couldn't decide which one's were the cutest!
Savannah of course is adjusting well to a new playmate!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Why is it that we as women put so much pressure on ourselves to be EVERYTHING?! What I mean by this is the best wife, the best Mommy, the best chef, the best house keeper, the hottest woman on the block, the best decorator, the best entertainer, etc. Why is it that we can't just excel in a couple of things, and think we have accomplished something?
After months of exercise, and losing 45 pounds I'm still not happy with my body shape. Shocking huh!? I asked myself this question...at what point do you stop worrying morning and night about this "problem", and just think dang I'm beautiful 45 pounds lighter?! =) Easier said than done.
Ever since I was young (like 5 years old, maybe even earlier than that) I have wanted to be a Mommy. Now that I am one, I am constantly second guessing why I thought that I would be good at it! I find myself not having the patience that I thought that I would have, and either being too hard on her or the complete opposite of that. I find myself saying that she really should be an only child. Who would have thought that Evonne of all people wouldn't want any more children!? Paul is baffled, because this is something that has never happened in 9 years of marriage. I am sure at some point that "baby hungry" feeling will come back...who knows how soon, and Savannah is just getting bigger by the day. I feel this pressure that we have to have our children a certain amount of years apart like everyone else. Why do I feel pressure? Why would I care what everyone else thinks, and actually make a decision based on what someone else wants, right?!
The installer is coming tomorrow to put our blinds up. This morning I came this complete "beast" (to put it nicely) to Savannah, because she wasn't cooperating. I wanted everything to be spotless so this complete stranger doesn't think we are slobs. Why do I care what he thinks? Will I even see this guy again in my life? Again the pressure that I put on myself.
Okay, I think that I'm definitely done ranting. Thanks for enduring my post! I hopefully will be able to use a computer at the hotel in Disneyland...no pictures though. At least I won't drop off the face of the earth for a complete week.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Does anyone else have any blogging secrets that they are keeping from me? Do tell! I can't say I have an addiction to something, and not even know about google reader! What kind of blogger am I?!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
My biggest dream was to ride an elephant. Every time the circus came to town I would tell Paul that is all I wanted to do. While in Wisconsin (of all places) driving down a main street...there off the side of the road was elephant rides. For $5 ( I think that is how much I spent?) I got to live out one of my biggest dreams. And might I add that I was like 7 months pregnant with Savannah. Don't regret it, and it was cheap!! It had to be one of my best memories of Wisconsin (besides my awesome baby shower that was at Dale and Jenny's).
Today I made our reservations for Goofy's Kitchen Character Dinner. At $39.64 a person the question came to me...What price do we pay to make an awesome memory? I don't know the answer. Just posing the question for everyone.