Friday, October 29, 2010

You Know You Are In Wyoming When...

Do you remember that I told you about Mike Sr & Jr going to the Utah/Wyoming game on the day I was taking those cute pics of Dee at Gardner Village?  Well they took my other camera and here is one of the pics I found when I was unloading the card...

Apparently this guy goes to every game and wears nothing but this barrel... Oh well, to each his own I guess!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Spooky Eyeball Tacos...

Oh how I wish my kids were little again and I had awesome ideas on what to do to make things out of the ordinary for them!  Last year I posted about THIS easy idea from Kraft Foods.  This year Kraft has not disappointed!  Just look how cool these Spooky Eyeball Taco's are...


Click HERE for the recipe! :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Merry Christmas...

True to Utah form, we got our first snow this week.  I'm debating whether to put up Christmas decorations or Halloween decorations for the trick or treater's this weekend...  What do you think???

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Did YOU Know???



Dee loves gummy bears, however, she only eats the red ones (strawberry, raspberry, cherry, watermelon), and then gives the rest away.  I don't remember how it came up today but we were talking about this at work and the guy in the cubicle next to me says "well, you know the Haribo Gummy Bears secret right?  The green ones are strawberry."

I thought he was pulling my leg.  Dee buys those gummy bears all the time, (the gold bag), but she never eats the green ones.  Turns out he was right.  Haribo makes their green gummy bears strawberry flavored.  The red ones are raspberry.  I almost peed myself laughing thinking of all the strawberry gummy bears Dee has given away.  When I told her she was almost cussing... almost, which made me laugh more. 

Did YOU know the Haribo Gummy Bears secret???

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Girls Day/Night Out...

Saturday my hubby and son drove up to Wyoming for the Utah/Wyoming football game.  This left me and Dee with a whole day and night together to have some fun.  We met friends at Yogurtland, shopped, had dinner at Olive Garden and walked around Gardner Village.  Dee looked so beautiful that I decided I would take the opportunity to grab a few updated pics of her while we were out together.  I think they turned out so wonderfully...  I can't wait to get them printed!











Friday, October 15, 2010

No Ordinary Family...

Have you seen this new show on ABC?  It is about a family who survive a plane crash and end up with super powers.  The mom is super fast, the dad is super strong, the daughter can read minds and the son becomes super smart. 

If I could choose a super power, I would LOVE to be able to fly, but I have to say... the super speed that this mom gets wouldn't be a bad thing either.  My house would certainly be a lot cleaner. :)

What about you?  What super power would you like to have?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Right Now I Wish For...

Peanut Butter M&M's or Reese's Pieces
My carpets to be cleaned
A weed free front yard

I am a very simple woman. :) 

What do you wish for right now?... Just for you...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Mike Jr!

Where were you on October 1st, 1996?

I can tell you exactly where I was! I was in Holy Cross Hospital giving birth to my second (and last) adorable child, Michael Paul Collins Jr. (He didn't actually get that name till a couple of days later, since his Dad and I couldn't agree on it. Dad won... as usual.)

Michael was TWO weeks late. What made it even worse is that he was born in a completely different month from when he was due. (Talk about killing a pregnant woman's morale!) We tried everything to get him to come. Some are unmentionable, but the ones I can talk about include my husband driving me over pot holes all the way to Washington DC, and my husband making me walk around Brookside Gardens several times. DeAnna even joined in the effort by taking off down the sidewalk EVERY time we walked outside so that I had to run (or waddle) after her! Nothing worked. He came out in his own due time, and he has been doing the same thing ever since! (The boy moves slower than molasses.)

There are so many things I love/make me laugh about Mike. Here are a few of them:

  • He always has something funny to say and he does the funniest impressions of people...

  • He isn't afraid to give me hugs and kisses... even if his friends are around! He even announces quite loudly that he loves me when he leaves the house or car.

  • He'll squeal on anything or anybody for a quarter.

  • He completely rearranges his room every week

  • If he knows I will say no, he will skip me and go straight to Dad.

  • He takes just enough time to eat his dinner so that the dishes are already done by the time he is finished.

  • He has never done anything to have me called into school by teachers or principals. (Knock on wood.)

  • He'll volunteer to say family prayer if Dad assigns me or himself. (Apparently ours are too long.)

  • He always apologizes for anything he has said/done during the day that he doesn't feel right about just before he gets a goodnight kiss.

  • To him, everything that happens in his life is DeAnna's fault. :)
I cannot believe that my youngest child... my little baby... has just turned 14. He becomes a teacher, (Phew!) And I cannot imagine him and his friends at church dances.  I apologize now to all the YW.

It seems like just yesterday that he was;
Making his grand entrance into the world


Showing us his first smile
Starting to crawl

Chewing on his pacifier

Taking his first steps
Going to kindergarten
Making happy trees with the snow

I just like this one :)
Losing his teeth
Getting baptized
Learning to swim daddy's way
Learning to play drums
Becoming a boy scout

Joining the football team
Meeting his best bud Tristan


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!

You've changed so much over the years,
but one thing always remains the same!

We love you :)