Monday, February 08, 2010


It's been a LONG TIME since I've done a totally random post! I think it's because I hardly ever blog anymore so when I do it's to catch up on everything! Well, I am caught up. I have a stuff on my brain and I'm actually in the mood to blog. That just doesn't happen very often!! So, I'm just going to roll with it and see where my brain takes me!

Today is my "New Year's Day". Things were just so darn crazy around New Years that I never sat down to think about resolutions. Okay - I did think about them but I didn't jump into action! I'm a month late and I feel totally okay about it.

Goal #1: Exercise and eat better. I have to. I just can't go to Idaho in a month feeling like I do and then have a family picture taken that will be on the wall for who knows how long!! =) I'm going to give this a try:
I've heard it's awesome. I'm not really a home worker outer but I'm committed. At least for 30 days! =)

Goal #2 - read one self-help/parenting/marriage book a month. When Kelyn was here we decided to start a mini long distance book club and we scheduled out the entire year. I'm super excited. =) By the end of this year I'm going to be the best mom/wife/friend ever. =)

Goal #3 - Read the Book of Mormon through again.

That's it - 3 goals! I think I can handle that!

In other news, we are finally the caretakers of the duck. We were victorious at the most recent game night!! WAHOOO - go us! We played Hand and Foot. Maybe I should have warned them that I pretty much ROCK at that game. =) I love it! Anyway, here it is - back where it belongs and will stay. Hahaha!

I've been compiling a list of songs for my next big road trip in March. I think last year was a great year for road trip music! I used to say that I like all music except for rap. Well, *gulp* as I was driving down the road I was listening to a song and really diggin' it. Folks - the singer was RAPPING. At least I think he was. What is happening to me??! It was AKON. Does he rap? Actually, I think it was this guy singing with Akon. "That girl is so dangerous...."
Anyway - what is your favorite road trip music? Right now, I love me some Jason Mraz, Taylor Swift, and Kelly Clarkson. AND I can't seem to get enough of Hey, Soul Sister by Train and Down by Jay Sean and Lil Wayne (yes, Lil Wayne. good grief.). Then there are the usual favorites that I always include. I don't want to leave anything out though- what do you love?

Okay here is a picture:

Sandy, Me, and Heather not watching the super bowl last night. The boys watched while we talked about all sorts of fun things. =)

Catch-up on the kids-

Anika: She is still loving Kindergarten! I don't know if there is a girl who has been to the nurse's office more that she has. Since the start of the year, I'm pretty sure she's been in there at least 10 times. She's had swollen ears, cuts, she was bitten by a little girl in her class (it was deep!), she ran into a wall while running from her comrades (she's her mother's child), and I can't even remember the other reasons. She is doing great with reading - she was put in the accelerated reader program at school! Go Anika! She is SO creative and artsy. The other day I asked her what I could do to be a better mom to her. Her response: "Hats." I said "Wha???" (yes, without the t!). She told me I could make them more hats, then I would be a better mom. =) I laughed. That's easy enough!

Keslie: She has become so laid back and easy! She still has claim to the cutest little voice in the world! She isn't near as emotional as Anika. I guess she's emotional, but she's more private about it. When she gets in trouble she quietly leaves the room and I usually find her curled up in a ball on her bed in tears. If I try to hold her or love on her she resists as much as she can. She just likes to be left alone. She and Brenan have become such good, little buddies. She loves to help me with chores. She loves to have her hair done in "princess hairdos" as she calls them. She still likes Dora but for some reason has taken a liking to The Fresh Beat Band. She has a crush on TWIST. She loves him!
Brenan: He is either teething or he's got another ear infection or maybe he has just decided that whining is a fun thing to do! I don't know. He isn't talking yet but there have been a few times where he's said something as clear as day! The one's I remember are boppy and hi daddy. For the most part he just grunts like a monkey! It's pretty cute. =) He loves to find his belly and play with his button. He's pretty much walking everywhere now. I think seeing Logan walking motivated him to do it! He's the pickiest eater we've ever had. It's driving me crazy! The kid won't eat! He is lots of fun though. I can't believe how big he's gotten!

This week I'm looking forward to Bachelor night, Lost, making Valentine's day cookies, a V-day party for me, a V-day party for Anika at school and a trip up to Mandi and Steve! I'll have lots to post next week!

I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day!!


Lindsay said...

So fun, Brittanie! Now you've got me coveting the duck frame...

Have fun with your valentine festivities!

The O'Briens said...

Way to blog it up! These are the best kind of posts. I was sad to give the duck up. Your kids are too cute. And you have inspired me to go buy that workout video tomorrow so I can do it while Aaron is a working maniac!

Jenny said...

Hey britt! I like these kind of posts. Good luck having fun working out. It is nice to be in shape but don't stress yourself out! Akon is one of my favorite artists, all the clean songs anyway. I just heard a song on the radio, don't know the name of it, but there is a guy in the background that says "bring it back" real fast and in a deep voice. it's poppin!

Mandi said...

Well, that was just downright cute and fun. I loved it. I am glad that you are my bestest of friends. I am so excited to have you guys come and play with us. It's going to be the very best of times! I love you lots!