Saturday, February 28, 2009

What's been going on with me.....

Sorry about the lack of posts here lately, life get's busy and you have to squeeze fome fun into it sometime...right? Well fun is in my life the past 3 wks. First off, I went and got 7" of my hair cut off then got a color and highlight too. LOVE IT! I can actually curl my hair and the curls will stay for an entire day instead of 2 hrs.

The weekend of Valentines Day the Fielding "fam" went down to Bear Lake in UT. We stayed for a few days and went sledding while we were there. The snow was perfect! About 1' - 2' and the sun was shining with bright blue skies. What a beautiful day! Unfortunately all the fresh snow also meant getting stuck, multiple times. Five to be exact but hey, I didn't run into any trees and neither did the sled I was riding so that is a great thing. While there Dakota got sick and we took her to the Dr's as soon as we got home and she had a double ear infection and bronchilitits (RSV in older kids)so she had breathing treatments at home which helped immensely!

Last Saturday we went out to dinner to try out a new Brazillian Resturant here in town, called Tucano's. When we got there it was a 2 1/2 hr wait! We decided to go to Johnny Carino's instead. This past week I made reservations for a dinner date on saturday with Jeremy and I at Tucano's. The food was great! Lot's of meats are served and the fruit drinks were 'ok' because they are made from a mix and not fresh blended but Jeremy said that they taste the same as they do in Brasil.

This past week has been filled with dr's and dentist appts all week, including an eye exam for Michelea this morning. She's nearsighted and will be getting glasses. Looks like she inherited her dad's bad eyesight. We pretty much planned on her getting glasses later in life since Jeremy got glasses in Jr high, but wasn't expecting her to get glasses in second grade. She picked out the glasses, she looks really cute in them. THANK YOU Dr. Dayton for not carrying any Hannah Montana or High School Musical glasses! We got the transitions lenses for her too so her eyes will be protected while in the sun.
More dentist appts in the weeks to come and another Dr visit for me as well. Joy.

I've been sewing too and have a dress for each of the girls to wear, I've just got to finish the shirts that go underneath and I'll be done with them. I still have a lot of dresses to make for the girls, (I'm planning on 5 each before school is out,) and will be suprising them next week with a summer time nightgown before I start their Easter dresses.

For your enjoyment I thought I'd post some pics of our "Winter Wonderland" at bear Lake. Dakota loved it and Michelea loved riding with Grandpa all day. She loved to help dig, (her choice to dig in the snow,) whoever was stuck in the snow. Such a big helper even though she was waist deep in the snow, as were the rest of us. The three of us who actually drove a sled were hurting soooo much the next day. Ouch! I forget how much sledding makes my body ache the next day. It's so worth it though so I've stopped complaining about the paid. LOL!

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Is it really possible?

That I could have an addiction to Rock Band and be so upset because the game doesn't have the songs that I want to play and that on the Wii, it doesn't allow you to download songs like the Xbox does. I've got a whole list of songs that SHOULD be on the playlist but aren't. I definately think that some Def Leppard songs should be on there, especially songs like Animal, Pour Some Sugar on Me, Rock of Ages, just to name a few. How about some of the old Sammy Hagar songs when he was with Van Halen? I am really upset about this, especially because there are NO Lynnard Skynnard songs! WHAT? I need me some Skynnard! There are so many of the classic songs that SHOULD be on the playlist rather than the super heavy metal songs that Jeremy OR I have never heard. The music artists sound horrible, like they should be close to death or something.

Please, Harmonix,(the company who created the whole Rock Band programs,) please get some decent songs AND don't put the same songs that are on the Rock Band XBox too. Sure, there's a few songs that aren't on the XBox that are on the Wii edition but sheez! Get a little more creative than that!

And may I add a little note to Nintendo too....please let me download some new songs already!

Ok, rant over. I had to get it out of my system before I play a few of the Rock Band songs before the girls get home.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Ok, I have to gloat about my brownies It should be a sin to NOT eat the most wonderful brownies I made for Super Bowl Sunday! I actually made two casserole sized pans of brownies, 40 all together. All fourty brownies were gone before the other 5 deserts brought were even halfway gone.
I even made up my own recipe, not that it was difficult or anything but they are oh so delicious! Anyone want it? Ok I'll give it to ya anyways!

1 pkg brownie mix and ingredients* called for.
Approx 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup.
Approx 10 regular sized Reeses Peanut Butter cups crumbled into chunks.

Make brownie mix as directed, add chocolate syrup, add peanut butter cups and mix together.

The easiest and best tasting brownies I've ever made!

*I have found that if a brownie mix calls for 1/2 cup vegetable oil they will NOT be as thick and will be quite gooey in the middle, (not that, that is a bad thing but your husband might complain that they aren't done when they actually are,) instead reduce the oil to 1/3 of a cup and your brownies will turn out thicker and just as chocolatey as thinner brownies.

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Locks of Love Dakota Style

Dakota was due for a haircut, well way overdue since her hair was almost down to her bum but I just didn't have the heart to get it cut. You'd think that after almost 4 1/2 yrs of beautiful, very fast growing hair I would have cut it already but I just couldn't. You'd have thought that Jeremy would have held me to my word last January to get her hair cut by the end of April but my timeline was just too far out. Soooo on Saturday we had plans to take a day trip to McCall, Idaho for their annual Winter Carnival but that didn't happen, (long story,) Sooooo I decided that I would get her hair cut. We loaded up the car and went to the salon. I was planning on cutting off about 8 inches but last minute I asked the stylist if they did the Locks of Love program. She said yes and that the hair had to be at least 10" long. Immediatly I made the decision to get 10" cut. The hair was measured, put in a ponytail and cut!
Dakota loved getting her hair cut and was smiling in the mirror like never before, especially when she did a slow twirl for everyone to see.



Her hair is so thick it came out all frizzy when it was totally dry and I decided that piggy tails and some mousse would help.

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The Steel Curtain is back!

The Pittsburgh Steelers curtain that is! Another victory for my Steelers and it was a great game beating the Arizona Cardinals 27-23! In case you didn't know, they're the first team in the NFL to win the Super Bowl SIX times! WOOO HOOO! Way to go!

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

So have you checked out my new blog?

Yeah the one over on the side bar? That one over there about the frugal mommies? ----->
It's got some pretty good money saving tips! :o)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I voted!

Well not yet but I will later today. You see my car is in the shop, but I thought that I would share some great "I voted" freebies that you can get just for voting! :)
I'm sure that most of you have all tried Ben & Jerry's ice cream before, why not get a FREE scoop?
What better way to show your patriotism than to go get a FREE star shaped doughbut with red, white and blue sprinkles at Krispy Kreme?
Coffee lovers can go to Starbucks and get a free cup of coffee!

I'm sure cow lovers will love Chick-fil-a's election promo too!

So be sure to get your "I voted" sticker when you vote today or else you won't be able to take part in these terrific offers! :D
I hope everyone exercises their right to vote today! :)

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Happy 1 month Birthday little puppies! WOW! Has it been one month already? I guess so! They've grown so much and have such cute personalities! They 'play fight' and pounce on each other's head, and will crawl on one another to start a wrestling match.
They are quite active in the moring, afternooon and especially in the evening around our dinner time and after the girls have gone to bed as Jeremy enjoys "yapping" (yes my husband "yaps,") so that they will start "yapping." He thinks it is the cutest thing. Sure it is cute when the puppies "yap" but not so cute when my husband "yaps."
Just a few recen't pics withing the last couple weeks. :o)

Sadly we are down to 6 puppies as one of the male puppies passed away last week. :o( I guess Mother Nature provided 7 puppies in a first litter for a reason.

I keep telling Jeremy that no way are we going to breed Zoe again! It is way too much work to take care of her, the puppies and I have to get after the girls way too much for getting into their play area. Sure he was the one who found the owners of the stud but he just happened to be walking through the subdivision and they were outside with the dog, how hard could it be to go up to them and talk to them. Not very. I'm the one who has to take care of the puppies, not him.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

What a stud!

In more ways than one. :o) Litterally!
Zoe (white and fawn colored) and Drake (White on his head and face)

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more pics! :o)

Male#1 (Sorry he's taken)

Girl #1

Male #2

Girl #2

Girl #3

Girl #4

Girl #5

Girl #5 another view

The gang taking a snooze
Aren't the cute?!!!!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A couple more pics of the pups.

Such cute puppies! There was a male and a female born last night

Male in center at top of picture

Female at bottom of bicture

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Monday, September 22, 2008

A new momma in the house!

Zoe is a proud new momma of 5 little boxer puppies, 4 girls and 1 boy! Aren't they cute!
Congratulations Zoe!
Just a quick edit this morning 9/23/08! At about 5:30am I woke up to get a drink and check on the new momma and her puppies and she was very eager for some water so I put her water bowl near her and she got up and started drinking. I was so tired and could have sworn that I saw more than 5 puppies! Could it be 6? So I started counting! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ugh! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ugh stop moving sweet things! 1...2...3....4....5....6....7! SEVEN PUPPIES! At least one more boy oh and he's a cutie too! Lot's of white on his head!
I'll get more pics today when momma's taking a potty break. :o)

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Another you tube funny!

This one was sent to me in an email from my dad! Thanks dad!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Forget the fact. . . .

that I had laundry to do today, and I had to unload the dishwasher, vacuum the floor oh and that I was incredibly hungry at about 1:30 in the afternoon. Oh shoot, I forgot to clean AND eat lunch! There's only one thing that could have distracted me from doing those things and it wasn't sleep nor another Harry Potter book. I already finished Half Blood Prince, again right before it was announced that they weren't going to release the movie in November. (insert rolling eye smiley here)
Only one thing it could be and that would be the book Twilight from Stephanie Meyer.

Now if any of you know me I am not a book reader unless the book is a) a series, b) a movie, c) has been receiving rave reviews from friends and family. This book fulfills all of those so I felt that I could thoroughly enjoy it, and I did!
I already called Jeremy and asked him to pick me up the second book, New Moon and he just called from Target and said he's on his way home! What a man!

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Dakota!

What? Dakota is 4 years old already? No, she can't be, I won't let her! Sigh, time flies WAY TOO FAST! My little lady is growing up and I can't stop her, (sniff, sniff.)

Well I had to make her day special so last night I quickly made a cute little swing top out of some fabric that I had bought to make an outfit for school pictures and she wore the top today with a cute peasant top underneath. She loved it and commented on it and said "Oh pretty!" when she was getting dressed this morning.

She absolutley refused any pictures before she got on the bus this morning but I did sneak a picture of her getting on the bus by herself! She is doing so good climbing up the big steps all by herself! No help from me or the bus assistant climbing any of those steps, she climbs every step by herself, even the first step from the pavement to the first step!

I brought cupcakes at school during snack time and the kids loved them! The teachers said that it had never been so quiet during snack time before! LOL!
The birthday girl handing out the cupcakes!

Eating the frosting off the cupcake first! YUMMY!

Snack time is over! Time to paint!

Reading and singing about the bus......the wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish...

Time to go!

We're having a small family birthday party for her tonight. Hopefully she'll be a little more compliant and not as moody as she was this morning when I tried to take pictures! LOL!

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

First day of school.....

Oh my the first day of school finally came on Tuesday! Michelea was SOOOOOO excited and had been asking for weeks, litterally, when she could go to school so why was I not suprised when I woke her up Tuesday morning that she sat bolt upright and said "Mom, tell me something I want to hear! I get to go to school today right?" I had to laugh as I gave her a big good morning kiss and a hug! Such a silly girl!

I had to get a couple pics too just before we left for school.

At the bus stop.

Michelea is growing so tall and getting to be such a "big" girl now. It just broke my heart when she said to me at the bus stop, "Mom, I'm a big girl you don't have to stay with me." LOL!
She's just trying to be so independant and wants her own freedoms, little does she know what is waiting for her out in this BIG ol' world. I don't wanna let her go but I'm happy that she wants to be who she is.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by my good friend Heather!

Well here goes! (in no particular order)
8 Things I am Passionate About:

~My religion
~My husband
~My daughters
~My relationship with my family
~My friends
~My happiness
~Loving others

8 Books I Have Read and Enjoyed:

~Harry Potter Sorcers Stone
~Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
~Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban
~Harry Potter Goblet of Fire
~Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix
~Harry Potter Half Blood Prince
~Harry Potter Deathly Hallows
~Book of Mormon

8 Words/Phrases I Say Often:

~I Love You
~Whaaaatttyyy? (in response to the cry for Mommmmyyyy! - Mom, Dad, Heather and Brian and a lot of other parents, I'm sure you know all about this! LOL!)
~Can you hang on for just a minute, I'm busy right now.
~Ask your dad, he's not busy right now
~I knew you were going to say that!
~I love you too.
~Dear Heavenly Father.....(insert prayer here)

8 Things I Want to do Before I Die…:

~See my daughters married in the Temple
~Visit Navoo
~Go to Brazil and visit families from Jeremy's mission
~Learn to speak Portugese
~Be a grandma
~Do my Geneology
~Celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary with Jeremy
~Take my family on a cruise

8 Things I Learned This Past Year:

~Good friends are hard to find and sometimes they are closer than you think
~Life isn't fair to anyone.
~Faith is all anyone needs.
~Love has no boundries
~Life throws you unexpected suprises, and sometimes they are good, very good!
~Never doubt what a 3 year old can accomplish in 2 days, even Dakota can prove a highly educated Orthotist AND Physical Therapist wrong! YAY Dakota!
~When someone tells you what to do, most of the time it is because they don't know what to do.
~Hurricanes scare me, especially when I am 100 miles away from one.

Eight People I want to Tag:

~Heather~My sister
~Lisa Lu

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Check out my new blog!

I've decided that I need to save some money and start using coupons when I go to the grocery store so I started a frugal blog with a couple friends, Loryne, Becca, Paige and Stephanie and will be helping me find deals at stores in their area and the savings that they are getting at the register!
Check it out and post it on your blog for others to see! :o)

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Who is up for a challenge?

All right I have been addicted to reading a new blog that I found on blogspot. Bakerella is the master mind of Angie Dudley who bakes the most delicious and oh so sinful foods anyone can imagine!
She has numerous posts about her cupcake pops and I have been wanting to make them ever since I found her blog a few weeks ago.
Anyways I was thinking this morning wouldn't it be fun to have a challenge and have other moms make these with me! Heck why not gather up the kids and let them join in the fun?
Don't they look fun to make?

The challenge? You have 2 weeks to make them,(after all we are mom's and have to fit it in to our busy schedules right?,) and email a pic of your yummy creation! I'll post the pics for everyone to see! Get your creative juices going and make those yummy cupcake pops! You'll find the instructions here or better yet if you are a visual person and like to see things being done, rather than reading about them watch this video of Angie when she was on the Martha Stewart show making her Cupcake Pops! Please post in the comment that you have committed to making these! Who knows I might just throw in a random prize! ;o)

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