Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Now the fun begins

What kind of curtains, what pictures do I hang back up. Can I cover my furniture so that it looks new but don't have the bucks for. I haven't recovered from last night's late night of 12:30 am bedtime. Nothing has been cleaned up yet.

Too tired

to blog. More than half way across the kitchen. By the pantry door and the dishwasher, just have to go to the doorway to the utility and the hallway. Will post pics tomorrow. Fingers are smashed, feet are sore and nose is full of sawdust.

Monday, March 29, 2010

New walls and new floors

This is what the girls, my mom and I have been doing all day today and tomorrow and probably another day after that to wrap things up. I love the PECAN!! paint with the white, I like it with the black too. Under the carpet, we could have planted a garden with all the sand that was there and oh my, the stains!! It was awful. Big day tomorrow so I better get a shower and then get in bed!!

Bode's wrestling is over

Bode is done wrestling. He went to 3 tournaments and took 3rd and two 2nds. If he actually liked to wrestle he might actually do better than he does but alas, he doesn't like it much. I don't know if we will do it next year or not.

Bridge named after Kollin

In the city of Kirkland, WA, my brother's name will live on. After a year of work, the bridge on 116th was named the Kollin Nielson Memorial Bridge. We attended the ceremony. Here's some links about it

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I had a dream...

last Monday or Tuesday that Bode was going to take second at the Colfax wrestling tournament and he did. Which means he won 2 matches then lost his last match-which he didn't handle very well- to take second. Our cousin Jacob also took second. Two weeks ago Bode took 3rd and now he's taken 2nd. He doesn't like wrestling much so I told him, "Man, you do so good and you don't even like wrestling. Imagine how good you would be if you did like wrestling!" I don't even know if we will wrestle next year because we don't want him to burn out before HS. Also Lexi was paid a compliment. It was our all district bvand concert-all the bands in the 5 school-E thru HS play in one concert. She was sitting down in her assigned spot and Kim Whitby told me, "I could figure out who that girl was then I realized it was Lexi. She looks alot like Mijken your sister." Of course, Lexi was thrilled because she thinks Mijken is pretty and fun, etc. Can't wait to see all my family this weekend-well except Ki. Busy day today of Grandparents Day.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

What's wrong solution!!

I had-unknowing to me-bought Lexi these green pants to wear for extreme green day. She liked them thought they were great, was excited. All was well for the first 2 periods. They were in band because they have a big competition coming up. When she went to 3rd period a boy said to her, Lexi you have a beer advertisment on your pants." It started a FIRESTROM!! Everyone was talking about her beer pants. I received this email from the science teacher at the JH

Sister Freeman,

I am a little disappointed in Lexi. Today she was walking around school as a billboard for Guinness Beer. I know that she probably snuck them out of your house because you would never allow that kind of stuff in your house. Please talk to Lexi about appropriate clothing for an LDS youth.

Mr. Syrie

This extreme green beer joke almost landed her best dressed for the day!! YIKES!! I know that you can't dress in this kind of clothing so I was surprised that she didn't have to change or the school call me to make her change. I did receive another email from Mr. Syrie

Sister Freeman,

Just wanted to have a little fun with you. The kids were giving Lexi a hard time for her pajamas which were covered with beer lables. I hope that you don't take my last email serious. I know you have a great family and strong Christian morals. Lexi is a great ambasador of her faith here at school.


The joke was on me yesterday as she said stuff like, "My mom is crazy. She has no idea what she's doing, etc." Just so you know don't buy Guinesses clothing products. Come to find out the tag did say something like you have to be a legal age to by this clothing or something like that. After closer examination, there are beer mugs on her pants. It was a fun day to Lexi!! Sorry for the unimformed mom stuff. I thought it was Guinness Book of World Records or something!! :-D

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What's wrong with this picture??

Leave a comment if you know or just wanna take a stab at it.1. Pierced ears aren't new. She's had them since she was 12-remember there's a whole story with that. There is definitely something wrong with the picture!

HINT: It's not in the background. The wrongness has something to do with Lexi.

2. No not vinyl on the head, that's a ribbon. Spirit Week this week, so yes, she meant to wear pj's for extreme green day, plucking eyebrows happens often, no green dog doo.

HINT: Blowing up the picture is a good idea. Check out the pants. You who are my sisters will probably be as naive as me. You might have to do some research!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

And we have a winner

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Yes, Bode kind of, maybe, sometimes, figured out a little about wrestling today and brought home a medal for 3rd place. HOWEVER, I can't find my SD card for my camera so I wasn't able to take a picture of him with his medal. ALSO, I didn't get to go because Brek has been sick for about a week now and he is miserable and I knew that Lexi couldn't handle him so I got to stay home with him. Sum and I had a great, fun day with NO FIGHTING!! We even played the wii without fighting!! That's got to be some kind of record!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

There's lots going on...

and yet nothing at all. Maybe it's all the work before the big event. I have several things on my plate. Grandparents Day at the Elementary, community dinner (which I'm not really invovled in this year-well a little-table dec that I'm not in charge of just been asked to help), scout pies-whoa lots of stuff happening there, and a trip to Seattle at the end of the month. As you can see not alot going on but alot going on.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Eric

Yesterday was Eric's birthday. No, we didn't forget. Yes, we celebrated. Today is the day that I have time to write about it. Did you know that Eric was actually born David Eric but that 2 days after he was born his parents decided that he just didn't look like a David and swapped his names? Did you know that he shares his birthday with Dr. Suess and that his cousin Jamie Freeman was born on exactly the same day 3 years later? Did you know that his favorite color is red? And his nick name when he was growing up was Red? (occassionally his dad will call him that-it's funny to hear, actually his dad either calls his "Son" or "Red".) Did you know that even though I think I want to retire to the mountains and drag Eric to the mountains, he loves the desert bloom and the farm land? Did you know that Eric really likes to go to work and takes pride in doing a good job? Eric is also a great dad and fun to be around. He likes to laugh alot and tell (what he thinks) are funny jokes-made up and he always laughs at himself!! We love him and have a great time with him. What did we do to celebrate? Summer made him a card, dairy queen made him a cake and then we spent the night sitting at Bode's wrestling practice while he tied up some loose ends at work until 8:45pm. We also came home from practice and sat in the dark because there was a powerline down between us and the neighbor's house. It was actually out for about 3-3 1/2 hours so we were TV free, internet free, Wii free!! It was a fun day. Happy Birthday Eric! We love you!! About the 52-no he's not 52. They were the only candles we could find in the dark!!