Sunday, October 26, 2008

Christmas Gift Rotation

Correct me if I'm wrong...but I think for this year, the rotation goes as follows:

Jesienouski's buy for Olivas's

Olivas's buy for M. Strong

M.Strongs buy for C. Strongs

C. Strongs buy for B. Strongs

B. Strongs buy for Jesienouski's

I'm all for tradition, but if anyone has any better, new, different ideas (i.e. mix up rotations, add in cousins, grandparents, etc., buy individual gifts instead of family, whatever) please post them here and we'll go with the consensus decision.  Personally, I cant' believe we're already getting so close to the Holidays!

Love to all!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Not a Bug Bite!

Okay...I may be the worst mom ever, but Shaylie had been complaining about this bug bite for a couple weeks and I didn't really pay much attention.  Then, last night, she came out of bed and said she couldn't sleep because her "bug bite" was itching.  I said (finally), "Let me see your bug bite." And this is what she showed me!!!!  YIKES! (The dots around are marks the doctor made so we could see if the welt gets bigger.)

I wanted to take her to the doctor right then, especially after I googled and got mostly Spider Bite for my results, but she said she was too tired and was worried about missing school the next day so I didn't think it was bothering her that much.  I put some cortisone cream on it and first thing this morning, Scott took her to the doctor! (I was in Cedar City at a meeting.)

 Well it turns out that she has warts and one got infected! Scott didn't catch the official name of the "disease" but I googled "childhood warts" and got Molluscum or something like that...the doctor said they could be frozen off which might leave scars or they (she has about 4 on the back of her leg) will go away in 7-9 months although some of the website I was looking at said it would be more like two years. 

So yuck and dang!  Poor Shaylie! She seems to go through more stuff than most of us.  The doctor gave her an antibiotic for her infection but other than freezing them, there's not much.  The website said that Vinegar baths help and soaking a cotton ball with vinegar and sticking it on with a bandaid overnight will help too! So I'll have to try that. 

Anyway, she's okay, no thanks to my awesome parenting skills and I highly recommend against getting warts!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Taylor's Pic Again

It occurred to me that I only posted Taylor's school pic on my Random Bits blog, so here it is:

Shaylie's Turn

Shaylie brought home her school pictures today! Here is my cute sweetheart:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I went to a BYU conference for high school counselors today and came away with enough SWAG to make me a fan...I got three t-shirts, a tote bag and, best of all, I won two tickets to a BYU football game! 

I called Scott to tell him and he was only excited if the game day didn't interfere with Taylor's soccer schedule.  He's such a good dad!  Luckily, I don't think it does, so maybe we'll have a fun football trip in a few weeks. 

I actually would love it if one or both of the girls wanted to go to one of the BYUs, but it seems a bit difficult to get in...although surprisingly cheaper than you would think.   Taylor talks about going to SUU all the time, and if I ever get on at Dixie full-time, the kids could go there tuition free.  So we might have some options and none too soon...after all, it's only 5.5 years until Taylor goes to college!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shaylie has no opinion on the subject...yet...but I'm sure she will before long. 

Sorry, I have to go.  It just hit me that Taylor is graduating in 5 years and I feel sick...I'm going to lie down.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Balls-1, Pooch-0

Scott picks up a tennis ball whenever he sees a stray one...I think it's getting to be too much for Blackberry. Poor Bubba!

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Since I can't post pictures on this blog, I posted a fun picture of Blackberry on my blog. Visit to see it...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mark Your Calendars!

For all Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends, and Neighbors:

Thursday December 4th at 6pm is the date for Shaylie and Taylor's piano recital. They will each be performing one-two songs. We would love to have you come.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I guess it had to happen

A car hit me on my bike. The rear end of my bike is toast, so I wouldn't be surprised if the whole bike is. I am ok. I will take my bike to the shop tomorrow and see what can be done.