Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday G-Dub

So first things first, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the Daw Family..
Now on to even more important news, today is also the day that my little brother Garrett turns 18 and makes that ceremonius first trip to the Aberdeen Maverick for cigarettes and lottery tickets....just kidding. Garrett is such a stud, he's a man of few words but when he speaks up he's the funniest guy you have ever met. One of my all time favorite quotes from when he was pretty young - "If a man never spent a dime, he'd be rich but he'd be naked."

He's a great uncle and example to our girls and isn't afraid to do what's right. He loves sports and is fun to watch, someday he's going to be a great coach or sports analyst! Have a great day Buckwheat, even though it's Thanksgiving we hope you get a little of the spotlight. Our wish is that you will get to sit in a clean house, watch ESPN, and that it rains (little inside joke). Love ya!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Crazy 8 Tag

So, my blog is filled with tags lately and my sister Jill tagged me so here it goes:

8 Favorite TV Shows:

1. The Office
2. American Idol
3. Biggest Loser
4. Jon & Kate plus 8
5. Supernanny
6. Hannity & Colmes, O'Reilly Factor (I'll group them since they are pretty similar)
7. Dateline
8. Home Shows (House Hunters, Property Virgins, etc.)

Also, my guilty pleasure is Desperate Housewives. I can't beleive I just admitted that on the internet, but it's really pretty good and funny!

8 Favorite Restaurants:

1. Wasabi (yummm....sushi)
2. Benihana
3. Johny Carino's
4. Olive Garden
5. Rodizio Grill
6. Outback
7. The Sea Grill or Tavern on the Greene in NYC (I'll probably never go there again, but they were awesome!)
8. Maddox

8 things that happened today (the tag is supposed to say yesterday, but I can't remember that far):

1. Got our water heater hopefully fixed! Yay! No more carbon monoxide poisoning for this family, no sir. It's a long story but we are all alive.
2. The new fireplace for our basement was delivered.
3. Exercised, every little bit helps I guess.
4. Watched Christmas movies with the girls and helped them make Christmas lists. It's a little premature but there's nothing wrong with lengthening the Christmas season as long as possible.
5. I folded laundry and made stir fry for dinner, really exciting I know.
6. Annie the Nanny came over, yay!
7. Had a wonderful but rushed FHE lesson on the First Vision given by Chan and wonderful treats made by me with some help from the girls and then had to stand firm and not let McKinley have any because she didn't eat her dinner. I hate that.
8. Fought with McKinley about taking her Flinstone vitamin.

8 things I look forward to:

1. Hawaii with my family in March!
2. Sundays, or weekends in general, but mostly Sundays.
3. Not having 2 kids in diapers.
4. Summer, I know it's a little early but still......
5. Christmas, Christmas shopping, I pretty much love the whole season.
6. Taking some fun family trips when the girls are a little older.
7. Uninterrupted Sleep
8. Chan getting home from work everyday

8 Things I love about fall:

1. Football, mostly BYU Football
2. School starting, it's always exciting
3. Harvest
4. Apple Cider
5. Knowing that Christmas is getting closer
6. Primary Programs
7. Time change, gotta love the extra hour. There's nothing better than thinking you are going to be late for church and then realizing you have an extra hour and that you are doing awesome! However, I'm usually still late.
8. Halloween and seeing your kids in their costumes.

8 things on my wishlist:

1. A full year's supply of food storage
2. To be skinnier, that will probably be there forever.
3. Millions of dollars
4. I agree with Misti, season pass to a spa
5. For BYU to kill Utah in every single athletic competition the two ever meet in.
6. A Son
7. A kindle, that is the coolest invention ever.
8. Not to get too mushy, but mostly that my kids will grow up healthy, happy, and with strong testimonies.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Halloween Bugs!

So for Halloween this year, my 3 girls all went as insects. I usually try to dress up them in a theme, but we'll see how long that lasts. I have a feeling that when Halle starts to have an opinion about what she is, that will go down the drain. This year McKinley was a butterfly, Halle was a ladybug, and Quincy was a caterpillar.

We went to the ward trunk or treat, McKin and Ellie made camp by the Manwarings van to start in on their stash.

After Halle had gotten her candy she helped Dad and Quincy hand out candy.

Quincy and her future best friend, Macey Montano. They are only 2 weeks apart.

We had a great Halloween, after the Trunk or Treat we visited Chan's parents and then went with the Manwarings around our neighborhood and it was surprisingly nice weather. It was really nice not to have to figure out how to keep your kids warm and still have their costumes show. Hope everyone had a great Halloween!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom and Nana!

Today my beautiful mom turns 52 (sorry Mom if that was a secret)! Doesn't she look great? She is a great mom and grandma, always willing to help me with my kids and be a best friend to me as well. I love talking to and spending time with her. She is so unselfish and giving of everything she has. She also works for our business and does a wonderful job! She is always telling Chan and me that if we want to hire someone else for her job then we can, and we look at her like she is crazy because we could never find anyone as good. We are grateful for all that she does for us and wish her a wonderful birthday! Love you Mom!
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Tag from Jennie

My friend Jennie Cannon tagged me a while ago, and I had the whole post ready to put up when my internet stopped working and I had to re-start my computer and lost the whole thing. Sooo, I was quite frustrated but now I'm ready to give it another shot.

Here's 6 weird/random things about me (it was hard to narrow it to 6):

1. My most FAVORITE food is Sushi, but the food I hate the most is chinese food. I know it doesn't make sense but I'm talking about the nasty cheap chinese food that you have to scrape the shortening off the top of your mouth when you are done and that buy MSG by the barrel. Sadly, this is one of Chan's favorite foods so I do tolerate it once in a while to prove what a good wife I am =)

2. I love politics and watch a probably unhealthy amount of Fox News. Maybe someday I'll be the next Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck.....

3. I can't seem to write anything without using the ellipsis (....) It's my favorite punctuation! I like to use it for dramatic pauses, or for trailing thoughts, and I use it probably way too much. See above.

4. One of the things I can't stand the most is knowing that someone else is having fun, and I'm not. I LOVE parties, and my family will attest that I will go do GREAT lengths to not miss anything fun.

5. I LOVE to read, but don't do it as much as I should because I know what happens when I start to read (because putting down the book for anything less than a natural disaster isn't an option): my kids eat junk whenever and wherever they want, my husband complains that I don't talk to him, my house turns into a disaster, and I don't shower or sleep.

6. One of my worst habits is interrupting. I used to be horrible at it, but I like to think I have gotten a little better. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize right now to everyone I have ever interrupted.

So there ya go, 6 of the probably thousands of weird things about me. I'm not going to pass this on because I'm way too tired to leave all the comments, etc., etc, but if anyone wants to do this, then feel free!