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My Musical Girl

10/28/2009 05:25:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »
This is what I spent the last hour singing with Lara, and she knew every word-
  • Let's Go Fly a Kite
  • Just a Spoonful of Sugar (she's really into Mary Poppins right now)
  • No More Pie (Music Together)
  • John the Rabbit (Music Together)
  • You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift)
  • Rocketship Run (Laurie Berkner)
I've also heard her sing Boom Boom Pow... I take full responsibility for that one. I just love the fact that she enjoys singing so much. We love dancing around the kitchen and singing! Thanks to the Music Together program and to our families on both sides that taught Reed and I the importance of music in the home.

Goin' Against the Gray

10/19/2009 05:16:00 PM Edit This 2 Comments »
A few weeks ago, I was talking with some co-workers about college football and one of them remarked how her husband was excited about the Michigan win over Indiana. Somebody asked her if he was a Michigan fan and she replied "No, he just likes to go against the gray." I laughed because that's exactly what I like to do.

It may come as no surprise to anyone that I am not a Buckeye fan. But most people's mouths drop to the ground when they find this fact out because I have lived in Ohio for most of my life. So, let me explain...

When I was 14 years old I became aware of the fact that most people were gaga over the local college football team. I figured since we had lived in Columbus for many years that I should join in the fun. My family was driving in the van one day when I asked my parents if they had heard that "we" had won the game on Saturday. They looked at me and said "We? 'We' are not Buckeyes!" I had never seen my parents so adament about anything sportslike. They explained that back in the day when they were at BYU, there was a football game between the Cougars and the Buckeyes. Now, usually, no matter what the rivalry on the field the bands are cool with each other and would often hang out together. Not so with the elite Buckeyes. They made a point to stay away from their fellow band geeks and even made fun of my mom, who played the tuba, saying things like "Why would you ever let a girl play tuba?"
Really? Are you 12?

So, I have been an anti-Buckeye ever since. I root for teams that I have a connection to, such as BYU or USC. Or I pick teams where I like their quarterback, like Florida. Or teams such as Texas which has a cool mascot. Or, of course, I root for my alma mater- the wonderful Ohio University. GO BOBCATS!

Just putting this out there- OSU will be beat at least 3 more times before the year is out.

Melaleuca Product of the Week: Calmicid

10/10/2009 08:14:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »

The reason I picked my product of the week is because Vivi is 9 months old which means, although I love watching her grow and learn new things, I miss having a newborn. So, in order to remind myself why I should wait a few more months to think about having another baby, I think about all the things that are uncomfortable about being pregnant. Heartburn is one of them. The best thing that calmed my heartburn was this product- Calmicid. I would keep a bottle in my purse, just in case. I when I would wake up in the middle of the night with the heartburn, I'd just pop one of these in my mouth and I'd be good to go. Now, truthfully, I've never tried anything else so I can't compare. But why compare when something works? And it has 4 natural herbal ingredients?

Some reasons that Calmicid is better than anything else-
* Helps strengthen bones as it soothes your stomach
* Does not contain aspirin
* Calcium carbonate to neutralize acid while it strengthens your bone structure
* Ginger to soothe and help calm occasional nausea
* Chamomile to help calm the digestive tract
* Fennel seed to help ease occasional stomach cramps and gas

Blasts from the Past

10/03/2009 07:41:00 PM Edit This 3 Comments »
Tonight Reed attended the priesthood session of General Conference which meant that after the girls went to bed I had some time to myself. I finished my Shadow Children book and soon became bored and started youtubing bands that I haven't heard of for a long time. These were music groups that my sisters (Jamie and Suki specifically) and I used to listen to aaaaaaallllllll the time. I seem to remember my mom and dad liking some of them too! This was music that were probably played at church dances and to which I knew all the dance moves. So I'm posting some of the videos to see if my sisters remember any of them. Now, of course these weren't the only music groups to whom we listened. Ya' know there was 'NSync, 98 Degrees, Backstreet Boys, etc. I'm only posting the stuff from groups who are or were close to being one hit wonders.

I believe we stole B*Witched's first album from our cousin Rachel. We might have bought her a replacement eventually :)

Whoa! Do you remember these guys? We had both of their albums!

We never actually watched the movie/show/whatever it was but we liked this song.

I don't think we were a fan of the actual group. Just this particular song.

I was watching this video when Reed came home. He immediately started groaning at how old this song was and how he actually remembered it. Weren't they from Youngstown?

Ahhhhh... that was fun.