Tuesday, July 28, 2009

and I know funny.....

Here is the quote of the day. Spoken by a 1st grader.
" Hey, you have the same backpack as us, 'cept it's different!"
I don't know why, but I just think that this is so funny! I will smile all day just thinking about it!

Monday, July 20, 2009


On Thursday, I had the opportunity to clean the Conference Center. Me and 3 other sisters from my ward had the assignment. We had be down there at 9:15 pm. We meet up with about 20 other people. My assignment was to vacuum the entire lower level. ( with the exception of in front of the seats) It took me 3 1/2 hours. I was sore, it is not often that I vacuum uphill and downhill. I was told that I burned twice as many calories for my service! ;0)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July so far...

I have been a really terrible blogger lately. My excuse, the kids keep stealing my mouse. I cannot run the computer properly without a mouse. I don't like mice, but I do love my mouse.
On, July 3rd, we had cousins come over for dinner and fireworks! We have a bunch of pyros in the Brown family. On, July 4th, we went to the parade in Park City. Ok, so you know, it is the lamest parade ever! Don't go unless you are drunk! (we know that nobody that reads this blog drinks, so, just do yourself a favor and hit a different parade) Parades are not supposed to have intermission right?? It was the parade that never ended! We also, hit the Daybreak lake and ended the day with the fireworks display at Sandy.
Kendall and Dyllon have been gone all week at scout camp. Me and the kids left at home have (gasp) eating dinner out almost every night! (side note: gotta love taco Tuesday!) It is Saturday and the boys will be home in about and hour so I better go and get the house picked up!
Oh, one last thing! I totally kicked Avery's can playing guitar hero!

Friday, July 10, 2009

I'm really gonna lose it!

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Daybreak Park

It was a rare day today. I only had 5 daycare kids so we decided to head to the park. I know you are thinking only 5? I usually have 8 extra! We went up to the Daybreak park. It has a lake and a fun playground.
Here is a picture of Blake. It is kinda blurry, but I really like it. He was always trying to hide from my camera.
Here is Blake's twin brother Don. He likes the camera and will busta pose for me.
Brody figured out how to get up to the climbing structure.
Here is Kaylee. The sand was pretty hot. If she buried her feet the sand was cooler.
Kaylee on the slide.
Griffin and Kaylee on the swings. I spent a bunch of time pushing!
Madison and Griffin on the swings. Side note: Griffin is a swing hog!! ;0)
Here is Don being careful to not fall on the ropes.
I really like this picture of Griffin. He was taking a rest at the top of the climbing structure.
Madison at the top. Hey mom, take a picture of me!!!
Here is Brody. He is a cutie. Side note: He likes purkle (purple) M&M's!
Here is Blake conquering the top!
We had a great time until it started to rain!!

Destructive June

June was a really rough month for us. It seems like all of our stuff was breaking. Here is a list of stuff that I can remember:
This car is not ours. It is my sister Dani's. She has had her own tough June, but here is our contribution. Avery ran Grandpa's mule down the front of her brand new car. He broke some of the grill, ripped the fancy Menlove license plate cover off and put a nice scratch on the front bumper. Side note: Avery totally missed Grandpa's trailer! (this picture was taken after I rubbed off the black scratch and we put some touch up paint on) Sorry Dani!

Kendall's car had a problem with the oxygen sensor and the clutch. He also had to have the spark plugs and wires replaced. It was in the shop for 2 days. Lucky us, the check engine light is on again. **sigh**
My car had to have the exhaust manifold gaskets replaced on the right side. I had to have this done last fall on the left side. It took 7 hours to do. I took it down to the dealership where we bought it. Me and Madison were stranded. We did some damaged at the Old Navy, went and saw the movie Up and then went to lunch at Costa Vida. (oh, and we also waited, a long time)
Dyllon Broke this.............
Which lead to this............(it used to be a hole in the wall where the door knob went thru)
I think that just about everyone has done damage to my toes. First of all Dolly bit my toe and broke a nail. Avery jammed my foot and broke off the middle nail. Aushlynn, ran into my foot to finish off the damage to the big toe. Haung will be so disappointed that I did not take care of my toes better. I need to go and see him right away.

Now you can see why this got broke!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


So, all summer long I have been trying to motivate myself to exercise. I have many reasons why I don't. #1 Who has the time? #2 Who has the energy? #3 It's no fun! #4 I always hurt the next morning. The list goes on and on.............

I have decided to take a different approach. I have signed up for a fall semester Pilate's course. Maybe if I am graded on exercise I will be more motivated.

Problem with this is that I have no abs. I think that they might of disappeared with each child that I had. I have a difficult time getting off the floor from a down position. Since Pilate's focuses on the core, I need to find mine really fast. (I don't want my classmates making fun of the old lady now do I?)

This last weekend, I bought a new addition for my gym. It is called the AbCoaster. I am hoping that it will help me find my abs or create new ones. So now I have a treadmill, bike, elliptical, weights machine, free weights and the abcoaster. I should start selling memberships.

Kendall has agreed to get me up at 5:00 every morning to workout for an hour. I know! You are thinking: Right, Mindy get up at that hour! HA! Well, Kendall has gotten me up at 5:50 every morning for the last 3 days. Seems his internal alarm clock is malfunctioning. So you know, 5:50 is the time I get up to be ready for kids to come at 6:00. Thus no workout for me! Well, I have given Kendall a hard time about it. He is usually awake and ready to go....but if he has to exercise it is a different story.

I decided last night to just get a workout in while everyone was gone to YM/YW. I was able to get 20 minutes on the bike, treadmill and elliptical. I did the abcoaster twice for a total of 120 crunches.

I hurt so bad this morning!