Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Can someone explain this phenomenon to me? Our 14 year old is too shy to leave a message on someone's answering machine if she calls and they are not home and yet she can get up on a stage and perform like this in front of hundreds of people. Does that seem odd to anyone else? Yah, I thought so.
Seriously though, isn't she a cutie (she's the one in the pink, black and white dress with the white top)? We sure think so. She's got a great voice and a lot of talent. We are sure proud of her. Love you Julie! Mom
HER FEET DON'T REACH THE FLOOR BUT SHE'S A HAPPY GIRL! Rob thinks we should tie a rope on the front of it and just pull her around like you would a wagon. Not a bad idea since we have to pull it around now anyway. Hee, hee, hee.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
THIRTEEN THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MY HUSBAND
1. He is extremely supportive of me . . . always.
2. He loves me deeply and tells me he loves me every day several times.
3. He has a great sense of humor and can always make me laugh or smile.
4. He truly wants me to be happy and shows it by his actions.
5. He is a genuinely good and kind person. I love his heart.
6. He loves each of his daughters dearly and wants the best for them--even when they sometimes can't see it yet.
7. He works really hard to take care of us and he is really good at what he does. I'm very proud of him.
8. He is really, really intelligent. I mean, he has the kind of intelligence where he could go back to college tomorrow (at age 47) and get straight A’s without really studying. Maybe that doesn’t impress you but it does me!
9. He is a gentleman . . . still opens doors for me and helps me with my chair, etc. I love being treated like a princess.
10. He is a very good father. I especially love to watch him with Carly. He is so adorable with her and she really responds to him.
11. He treats me as a full partner in our marriage. I don’t walk behind him; but beside him.
12. He still holds my hand everyday and puts his arm around me whenever we are sitting beside each other.
13. I just love being with him. I hate it when he is away. I love having him home early from work or on the weekends—anytime. He is my best friend.
**(Plus, he's just so darn HANDSOME!)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Monday: Chicken and Steak BBQ, Potato Salad, Watermelon, Corn on the cob
Wednesday: Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread
Thursday: Sloppy Joes, Tator Tots
Friday: Waffles and scrambled eggs
Sunday: Oven fried chicken with all the fixin's
Recipe for Monday's BBQ Marinade (rumored to be the same marinade Chili's uses on their fajitas--regardless--it's fantastic!
3 Cups Soy Sauce
2/3 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Worcestershire
2 teas. minced garlic
1 teas. ground ginger
2 Cups Water
Best of all you can make this marinade ahead and store it in a jar that has a lid in your fridge for some quite some time. You should marinate your meat for at least 6 hours and can marinate it overnight. Good luck and enjoy!
See the cute stuffed dolly and the Star Bright toy they gave me, too?! I am such a blessed little girl to have so many people love me. I sure hope you are feeling better Cousin Gary! Love you all, Carly
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I’m not using her name for a couple of reasons; one, because you all already know it and two, I really don’t want to give her any more press than she already has. Over the length of her campaign she’s done and said some pretty outlandish things but what she said this past week was really unforgivable for someone of her stature—actually in reality it would be unforgivable for anyone to say or believe. What this candidate said, in case you missed it, was to invoke the assassination of Robert Kennedy in June of 1968 as one of the reasons she is still in the race—as in “anything could still happen—so I’m staying in.” She had also made statements a week or two before that saying she was staying in because “who knew something “catastrophic” could happen that would change things.” I wondered at the time if she was thinking along those lines. I just don’t trust her or her husband. I never have. I believe she and her husband will do, say and imply anything to get elected.
During this same week the former president, her husband, is out telling the press and anyone who will listen that his wife has earned a spot on the ticket—that she should be offered the VP spot. Oh my goodness, Obama would be the stupidest man alive to make that woman his VP! Can you imagine? She’s putting ideas in people’s heads right now about his demise. Does she think he is that naïve to her shenanigans’ or maybe just plain ol’ that dumb?
As one blogger put it: “To me, it is the ultimate in calculated, cold ambition for power to consider your opponent's possible assassination in your future planning. I become more uncomfortable with her by the hour." Megan, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Another blogger wrote: "Absolutely repulsive. It is inconceivable that she would not be aware of the implications of a statement like this. The issue of Obama's safety has been widely discussed and pondered, and for her to make a comment like that, and use the notion of his possible assassination as a justification for her to stay in the race, is just beyond reprehensible. I'm shocked right now. Shocked." Nick L, Iowa
One final blogger wrote: "I thought I misread the statement, I just couldn't fathom that she would even go there! Wow. The fact that she felt okay saying that, even remotely suggesting that assassination of a presidential contender could create an opportunity for another, it’s just flabbergasting! This woman has no regard for anything but her own ugly ambition, at any cost." Ellisa, Nashville, TN
Well, I think those three bloggers wrapped it up pretty well. It is my opinion, but as you can see I am not alone in it, this tired old former firster needs to dance herself off the stage before she falls off or gets shoved. And if anything happens to Obama they need to make her and her hubby their number one suspects! That’s all I have to say . . . at least for today.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I thought this was a fitting cartoon. It's not that we don't worry about things that are important to us--but in comparison to what some have given our worries really are very small. Sometimes we just need a reminder. Thank you to all of you who have given all and to those of you who serve each and every day to keep our freedoms free. God Bless You!
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Thirteen Things About My Name
1. I'm the only one in my family not named after someone.
2. I once got in trouble for changing the way I spelled my first name.
3. My parents gave each of us names with 5 letters in the first name and four letters in the middle name.
4. My grandpa sat me on his lap and told me to always remember who I am, where my name came from and who I represent. I think that helped keep me out of trouble.
5. I never really liked my first name. I just didn't feel like it fit me or like it was cool.
6. I thought I should have been named Kathy instead and that was one of the names my parents considered.
7. I don't like the name "Kathy" anymore either--not so much.
8. I kind of wish I had been named after someone.
9. I do think my first and middle name go together nicely.
10. I looked my name up on Google and there are actually lots of me. (and I've accomplished some pretty remarkable things! :)
11. There weren't very many kids with my same name while I was growing up. Maybe that is one of the reasons I never thought it was cool.
12. My grandma gave me the nickname Nancypancy. So I guess she's responsible for the name of my blog. Her name was Nellie so I called her Nellybelly in return.
13. I've decided now it's okay to be named Nancy.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Aunt Shelli knows this Momma's heart. This baby girl was definitely "worth the wait!" Although, I still wish I could have had her sooner! She's such a cutie pie. Thanks so much Aunt Shelli. We love you!
I go between being compassionate to them and picking them up with a paper towel and putting them back outside to being grossed out and flushing them down the toilet. It just depends on where I find them and how many I've had to deal with that day. Grrr. Their excrement stains the walls and counters and it drives me nuts--especially now that I have a baby in the house and am trying to keep things sterilized.
If I don't deal with them right away--or if I don't see them when they first come in, they die on their own within a few hours or at most within a day and then I find their dead carcasses everywhere. It is just so disgusting!
The other day I walked out on our back deck and looked up at the back of our house and it was covered with boxelder bugs. I mean thousands and thousands of them literally covered the back walls of the house. When I saw that, I realized it was no small wonder so many of them were coming inside. There was no room left for them on the outside wall! When hubby gets back we are definitely going to have to de-bug the back of the house and our windows! I can't stand being BUGGED!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Julie, our 14 year old, was in the church roadshow Saturday night along with the other Young Women in our ward. She did a great job and I got a cute picture of her onstage. I didn't really understand their skit although we all laughed anyway. It was a take off of some kind on Harry Potter which I never really got into--not the books or the movies. I know, I know . . . so sue me! But hey--the picture is great, isn't it?!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Actually, Carly's whole outfit is new! Some of my dearest friends from where I used to work threw me a shower earlier this week and Carly got some adorable things. She will be modeling them and showing them to you over the next little while. This ensemble is from her GORGEOUS Aunt Eileen. Pay special attention to the pink and white daisy sandal strap moccasins! They are so cute and go perfectly with her light pink and white striped pants and her flowered baby doll top. Carly is the picture of "Adorable" in this beautiful spring/summer outfit. What a "Babe"! Thank you so much Eileen. You are the best!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
If you didn't read yesterday's post, Carson's Corner is a tribute to our little son we lost 2 years ago. His name is Carson Kent. He died before he had the chance to grow to full term and be born but that didn't make us love him any less. This is our way to remember him.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Sorry Carly fans--no new pictures today. I'll get busy!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Carly and I had a long but very pleasant day. We went down to Provo and visited with some good friends of mine some of whom had not met her yet. They are all new Aunties to Carly. She has a lot of extended family via very close, loving friendships!
It's late so I won't delay posting the new photos of her any longer. I will write more tomorrow. I know most of you just come for the pictures anyway! Love ya, me
Monday, May 12, 2008
She has been trying really hard to sit up lately. She's been working her stomach muscles--basically she just keeps doing crunches. She's also gotten to where she can roll onto her side. I keep telling her not to be in such a hurry to grow up-but she isn't paying any attention to me. She just gives me that big old grin and does it again. Oh well. What's a mom to do . . .
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Baby girl has been sleeping too much today. She and I were up until almost 3 a.m. this morning before she fell asleep. We of course did not get up early today but she has been sleeping off and on all day. I've been letting her though so I could get a few things done around the house. Although now I'm afraid it going to make for a very long night again tonight. Oh well. Live and learn. She's so darn cute she's worth it!
I mean, I'm gonna have to shred quite a bit of it--because of account numbers and things like that--but turns out when you haven't looked at things for about ten years you generally don't need them. Hmmm. Who knew?! :)
Thursday, May 8, 2008
True, she has lead an interesting life and interviewed a lot of famous and infamous people. I think her life experiences might have made for some good reading--but some of those experiences--in my humble opinion--should have been kept to herself. Well, there's my two cents!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
One of our truly lovely neighbors has become an adopted Aunt to Carly. Her name is Nancy, also. Anyway, Nancy found these gorgeous dolls and remade them for Carly. The one on the left is wearing a dress Nancy made over from the one Carly wore to Megan's wedding. It's completely porcelain and will have to live on a shelf in Carly's room. Although, Nancy actually re-worked the other doll's body to make it soft and pliable so Carly would be able to play with her. Wasn't that sweet? I just had to get a picture of them all together. Aren't they adorable? Thanks Aunt Nancy! You're a living doll!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
*$3 for snacks on Frontier Airlines
*An extra $5–$30 to reserve a “Choice Seat,” i.e., a window or aisle seat in the first few rows in coach on US Airways (starting May 7)
*$25–$35 to get phone access to “specially trained customer service agents” during delays and other disruptions on Air Canada.
These are just a few things. And the article I read said this is just the beginning -- that soon travellers will be charged for many additional travel related costs. I think it's ridiculous! If they keep this up--the airlines will all go bankrupt! Grrr.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Then we went and saw Rob's parents, then on to the newlyweds to see their apartment and then finally we stopped at some friends that hadn't met Carly yet. It was a fun but tiring day. We are ready for bed. Even Carly is asleep. Now if she will just stay that way until morning. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
I tried to insert a link here so you could read the latest on this story but I couldn't get it to work. You'll have to go to msnbc.com or foxnews.com to get it. This man is seriously a maniac. It's just so hard to believe people like this exist in the world--and especially that they are parents. This poor girl-woman. Wow. Those poor children. They have all been through things we can't even begin to imagine. Can you even begin to think through all the help they will need to even have a chance at living somewhat normal lives? It's just unimaginable that people can be such demons and do such damage to others--especially to those they are meant to love and care for the most.
Thursday, May 1, 2008