Thursday, January 29, 2009

What I Found in the Freezer

I opened the freezer yesterday to get some frozen waffles out for my kids breakfast.
Imagine my surprise, when, right next to the Totinos Pizza Rolls and the Costco Stir Fry I found this:I took a picture then and updoaded it to my facebook almost immediately.
I had to share it, I mean, how often do you find a porcupined apple in your freezer?
But through out the day, meaning, when J had more time, the porcupined apple turned in to this:
He calls it "Drop Dead Apple" a modern art creation.
And here is the artist himself modeling how his creation doubles as a halo. (Maybe a rather appropriate halo?) Just another day at my house.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

From my Generation to Yours

The purpose of today's blog post is twofold.
One, to illustrate how things in our society are passed from generation to generation.
Two, to share with you what may be the coolest music video ever.
You, of course, learned the kids phrase "Liar, liar, pants on fire, hanging from a telephone wire" when you were a child.
You probably did not teach this line to your children. Never the less, one day they will come home from school singing it to a sibling, and you will wonder "How the heck did the learn that and how is it possible that kids are still saying it?'
The truth is that while we don't know why the pants are hanging from a telephone wire, children will be singing this verse until they don't know what a telephone wire is.
Our culture has it's own form of natural selection in what is passed on to the young generations. The things that are passed on are not always the highest caliber of ideas that we would like our children to learn, which is evidence of the imperfection of our society.
None the less, many of the best and worst traditions are shared with the up and coming leaders of tomorrow's world.
One such example, this time of one of the greatest things, was made shared with my children yesterday, through a cartoon.
First, in order to understand the greatness of what is being shared, please watch the following video.
This is Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice", starring Christopher Walken.
(I apologize for the poor video quality, it was the only one available to embed. But please check out the related videos if you want to watch one that is better).
I truly think this is one of the coolest music videos ever made.
And I must not be alone, because last night, while my kids were watching a cartoon called "6teen" this came on:

The guy in this video is called Ron the Rent a Cop.

I was thrilled to see that one of the greatest moments in music and dance from my generation was passed on to my children, albeit through a cartoon mall security guard.

This only serves to illustrate that while the generations carry on what they find valueable, they also manipulate these things as it serves them.

What things from your childhood have your children picked up, and what elements of our culture are you trying to pass on to your children?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Taking the Bad with the Good, (late Sunday Post)

A few months ago my sister and her husband tried to buy a house.
Because of some technicalities the sale fell through very near to the end and my sister was crushed. She said at the time that she knew there was a reason why it didn't work out and she knew that she would probably find out what that was in time, but for right then she was pretty sad and upset about it.
Last Wednesday my same sister moved into a their new house. It is a different one than the one they tried to get before, and because of the economic climate, their loan is at a much lower interest rate than the one they had back in October. It will save them quite a bit each month and thousands over the life of the mortgage.
There are probably even more reasons why God had them wait for this house. We usually don't know all of his reasons. But Carrie, (my sister), is grateful for the house she has now, her lower interest rate and the way things worked out in the end.
We have probably all had the Sunday School lesson where we talk about why God gives us hardships. We know that by working through the hard times we become stronger, more humble, and appreciate the good times more.
I also think that often a bad situation can open the door to a better one.
A few years ago when we lived in Utah Chris and I went through a really horrible time at our job. So horrible in fact that I won't relate the details because they still make me upset when I think about them.
But, because of that rough time, we opened ourselves up to another job in Virginia. Which is where we are now, and where God wants us to be.
I know that because Chris and I were so devoted to our job in Utah and the agency we worked for, if things hadn't gotten so bad we never would have left, and we wouldn't be able to be where we are and receiving the blessings that we are now. So many times a bad situation, experience, or even a hard choice to do something that we know will be painful, leads to a greater happiness. Maybe the decision to leave a bad marriage, make a difficult job change, or have one of your foster sons moved, can be incredibly hard and painful at the time, but in time will reap benefits of greater happiness and peace.
Very often the hardest choices have the greatest consequences and rewards.
During one of those Sunday School lessons I remember someone making the comment, "I know God gives us hard times so we appreciate the good times. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could appreciate the good times all the time with out needing the hard times to remind us?"
I try to always appreciate the good times, and I think that this attitude helps me be happier.
But even if we always show gratitude for what we have and we always make the choices that will bring us happiness, we are often at the mercy of other people and the choices they make, which can often spread unhappiness around them.
This is part of God's great plan, for each of us to make our own choices, even if our choices bring sadness to others. And it is a test of our compassion if we can not only tolerate, but continue to love those who bring us unhappiness.
A long blog post, but what it comes down to is my acceptance of a few (relatively small in the long run) hard things and choices in my life, and hopefully, the growth and long term joy that I am getting out of it all, even if it is hard right now.
Thanks for all of your support and prayers.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Can You Read This?

You may have seen this before, I have gotten in more than one e-mail. But I think it is really interesting.
Does the following paragraph make sense to you? Can you read it?
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Why You Should Always Check Your Kid's Homework

Hello Bloggies.
I sisncerely apolgize for my recent lack of posts.
I was crazy busy over Christmas, had a hard time getting back in my schedule when school started, (still having a hard time getting back in my schedule), had a lot going on for a few weeks, was sick last week, and had a no snow- snow day yesterday.
I promise I will try to be better.
You can help me by praying for my kids to not miss the bus in the morning. If I have to drive them it cuts directly into my blogging time.
This is a picture that a young girl drew for a homework assignment about what she wanted to be when she grew up:
And this is the letter that her mother sent to the school the next day:
Dear Mrs. Jones,
I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer.
I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit.
I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it.
Her picture doesn't show me dancing around a pole. It's supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot.
From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.
Mrs. Smith

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Poem About Cleaning, (and Why I Suck At It)

I don't know who wrote this, I got it in an e-mail from (can you guess?) my Grandpa.
Cleaning Poem
I asked the Lord to tell me
Why my house is such a mess.
He asked if I'd been 'computering',
And I had to answer 'yes.'
He told me to get off my fanny
And tidy up the house.
And so I started cleaning up...
The smudges off my mouse.
I wiped and shined the topside.
That really did the trick....
I was just admiring my work...
I didn't mean to 'click.'
But click, I did, and oops I found
A real absorbing site.
That I got SO way into.
I was into it all night.
Nothing's changed except my mouse
It's very, very shiny.
I guess my house will stay a mess....
While I sit here on my hiney.

I liked the poem, but the picture seemed especially appropriate for me.

Love you all!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm Sick, and I'm Not Happy About It

I've been kinda stressed lately.
I was glad that I didn't get a cold sore like I usually do when I'm stressed, but then I got a sore throat, which led to an achy back, which led to a stuffy nose, which led to a runny nose, which led to a cough, which led to sneezing.
All of which in general led to me feeling pretty cruddy.
Which naturally led to Chris feeling the same way.
So it was no surprise when J and C started feeling cruddy too.
But I'm not trying to complain about that.
This is what I'm complaining about:
Do you remember when Nyquil used to be the "Night-time, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever, so you can rest medicine"?
Well it's not anymore.
They had to change the ingredients in order to stay on regular store shelves, so now its just the "Night-time, stuffy head, aching, fever, so hopefully you'll be deep enough asleep to not realize how crappy you feel" medicine.
And I'm irritated about it.
I'm doing my best to medicate myself and my family members often enough for us to get as much relief as possible, (with Nyquil and with other meds that have more ingredients), but I'm bugged that I can't just have my good old Nyquil.
Now someone is probably going to comment about how they changed the law and the ingredients to keep people from abusing it, yada yada yada.
I know.
I just don't care right now.
I want to feel better. I want my Nyquil.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tag: The Interview

I picked up a voluntary tag from my friend Marlene over at "A Country Girl on the Chesapeake Bay".
For this tag Marlene asked me 5 interview questions.
I answered them and it turned out kind of long.
So just in case you didn't already know everything you ever wanted to know about me, please read on and enjoy getting to know me a little better, thanks to Marlene's questions.
My Blog tag interview questions
1. Being relatively new to Virginia, what would you say are the biggest contrasts to your state of origin?
I’m from Utah, and I think anyone who has spent much time in Utah would say there is no other place like it.
One of the first and most obvious differences between Utah and Virginia is that Utah has a black population of maybe 1%.
While there are many Hispanics and Polynesians in Utah, There were 2 black kids in my entire high school.
Here in VA the black population is much higher. Which adds cultural flavor that I love and think is great for my kids.
The other obvious difference is the presence of religion.
Religion and beliefs are very strong in both states, but manifest very differently.
In Utah, LDS, or Mormonism, is the primary faith, being that over 50% of the state’s population are LDS.
However, I think because Mormons are afraid of offending anyone they rarely discuss or share their beliefs outside of church or related groups.
This also leads to a sense of “Mormon Cliques” because many mormons just don’t know how to relate to others without fear of being offensive.
Here in VA there are different churches all over the place. It is hard to find 2 people who actually attend the same one. But, many people, even complete strangers, will gladly talk with you about Jesus.
It is very common to hear “God bless you”, or “Have a blessed day”. One day I asked someone “How are you?” in passing and received the answer “Too blessed to be depressed. Too anointed to be disappointed!”
If a stranger becomes aware of another’s problem or concern they readily offer to pray for them. One time I had an employee of a store in the mall “lift me up” by praying with me out loud right in the middle of the store. (I wasn’t ready for that one).
I love that people here are so willing to share their faith so openly. It is very welcoming and really, Utah would be an even better place if people did that more.
Oh, and mountains. I miss Utah’s mountains. But I love the beach too.
2. Della, you run marathons and log a lot of running time...Have you always been an athlete? How did you get your start in being physically fit and what advice would you offer us couch potatoes out there?
Have I always been an athlete? Hahahahahahahaha!
Uh, no. I used to hate any kind of physical activity.
I started running, oh, about 8 months ago. In that time I have run 2 half marathons and try to run 2 or 3 times a week. But honestly, I’m pretty new to this.
I got started being active by getting a dog.
That wasn’t really my intention when I got the dog, but I found that my dog was happier and my furniture remained more intact when Toby got walked everyday.
Before long Toby was keeping me accountable. He knew when it was walk time and expected it. So I walked. Slowly I worked my way up from ½ a mile a day, to 1 mile, to 2 to 3.
Then I sped up and walked faster.
One critical component was my Nike+, (read about it here). It motivated me to increase my distance and speed.
Then I was walking so fast I was working up a sweat, so I started changing into workout clothes, and once I was in workout clothes why not run?
I started small, a mile at a time. And even when I increased my distance to 2 and 3 miles, I would still stop to walk every mile.
Someone told me about an upcoming half marathon, I signed up, downloaded a training schedule and stuck to it.
I think the trick to any exercise routine is #1, do it at your own pace. Don’t try to live up to someone else’s standard or compare yourself to anyone else. Encourage yourself to step up the volume and intensity, but only as you are comfortable with, and can stay committed to.
And #2, just stick to it. Find a schedule you are comfortable with and keep with it. No excuses.
Let me add that last year I lost 30 pounds and have kept it off. But I didn’t start running until after I lost the weight. I lost 30 pounds by eating less and walking.
3. You are such a busy "Della", involved in a multitude of activites...can you share with us your favorite healthy eating tips for "life on the go"?
I can tell you what I do, but they are pretty much the same things you have heard already.
I eat 1 bowl of low sugar, whole grain cereal for breakfast every morning. (Honey Nut Cheerios and Rice Chex are some of my favorites).
This jumpstarts my metabolism and holds off hunger during the morning. I also tend to eat a smaller lunch when I’ve had breakfast.
One of my favorite lunches is a can of brothy soup. Campbells Selects Italian Wedding Soup is awesome.
Soup takes a few minutes to eat and has a lot of hand to mouth motion so I feel like I am eating a lot. Plus the warm broth helps my tummy feel full.
One rule I have for myself: If you can get it through a drive through, you shouldn’t get it at all.
One of the critical components to my 30 pound weight loss was that I went from eating fast food 3 or 4 times a week to never.
If I know I am going to be out and busy at lunch time I grab a Special K Protein Meal Bar. I like the Chocolate, chocolate chip ones. It tastes a little like a candy bar supplemented with sawdust, but the chocolate makes it worth it.
They help me feel full and tide me over till I can have that bowl of soup.
I also love Subway.
Subway does not count as fast food.
I have made changes even in my sandwiches though. I now get spicy mustard instead of mayo, and instead of eating the whole footlong like I used to, I eat half and save the rest for another meal.
I do load my Subway with veggies and never feel bad about the oil and vinegar.
How to not snack during the day: Don’t have any snacks available.
You can’t eat what’s not there.
Or make yourself a list of approved snacks. Pick something from the list when you are peckish. This way you still have choices, but aren’t eating things you shouldn’t.
Another good snack is Special K protein water. I get the little powder packets and add it to a bottle of water. (This is much cheaper than the whole bottles).
For dinner: cut you calories in half by not having seconds. It takes a little willpower to not load your plate again, but you really don’t need it.
My last tip goes against traditional weight loss ideas. Some people say you shouldn’t eat after 7, but I always have a bedtime snack, and it’s usually chocolate.
No full size candy bars, no bowls of ice cream, (okay, maybe once in a while). I usually have a small handful of Hershey kisses to savor and reward myself at bedtime.
I can’t speak for you, but I need chocolate. Maybe I would be 5 pounds lighter if I didn’t do that, but it’s a trade off I am willing to make.
4. What motivated you and your husband to become professional teaching parents and do you feel this is a life long calling?
When I was a teenager I received a special blessing from a Patriarch at my church. The blessing gave me a lot of guidance for my life. One of the things he said in the blessing was “You will be called to work with the youth”.
I didn’t really understand what that meant. I thought it meant I would teach the teenage Sunday school class, (which so far I have never done).
I understand now that it meant I would do what I am doing: Being a foster parent or teaching parent.
Because I didn’t know what God had in mind for me specifically I had no plan to get here. But God did and he led me along the way.
It started, I suppose, several years ago with a desire to be a foster parent.
Chris and I went through training and became foster parents. We found out pretty quick that we had a natural knack for it, and really liked it. Enough that Chris started wondering if it would be possible for him to quit his regular job and work with kids full time.
The agency we did foster care through had an opening for teaching parents in one of their group homes. We applied, were hired, and we haven’t looked back since.
We lived and worked in 2 group homes, (owned by the same agency), in Utah for about 2 ½ years. Then one day Chris saw an ad in the paper for an agency in Richmond, VA that used the same teaching model we were certified in. We interviewed, and next thing we knew we were moving 2500 miles away from my home.
We worked at that agency in Richmond for 3 years.
After 3 years in Richmond I got a phone call from a caseworker in Virginia Beach that we had been working with. She asked me if Chris and I would be interested in moving to the beach and opening what would be a pilot home for a new kind of foster home.
We jumped at the chance and have been here for a year and a half now.
There are now 3 homes that are doing what we are doing, which is basically having 2 full time parents who are trained to work with tougher kids. A fourth home is getting ready to open next month.
We love it. There are some really hard days, but we are very happy here.
All along the way, with every step and every move, I knew God was taking us where he wanted us to be. And I tried very hard to do the work as well as I could.
I know I am not perfect and I make mistakes at my job just like everyone does. But I believe that I am doing what God wants me to do.
As for this being my lifelong calling, I think in one way or another it probably is. Down the road God may have different ideas for me, but I expect he will have me use these talents that he gave me to do whatever he calls me to do.
I feel so blessed that I have found my calling and that I get to work with these kids. I have worked with some absolutely amazing young men and women and I have seen miracles happen in their lives.
People tell me all the time how much they admire me for what I do and the time and love I give to these kids, but they don’t understand that I am the one who is on the receiving end.
I am so blessed in my job, my life, and my home. I don’t have to do this, I get to do this.
It’s awesome.
5. Tell us something that the average person might not know about you that would completely surprise them.
Do you remember when you were in Junior High there was that obnoxious kid who dressed funny, looked funny, always said weird things and was generally annoying? Kind of a “Screech” from Saved by the Bell?
That was me.
I was the most obnoxious, annoying, geeky, naïve adolescent ever.
I had confidence, so I wasn’t afraid of saying and doing what I wanted, but I really was trying to figure out how I fit in to the world, and had to deal with my share of teasing along the way.
In the end I am grateful for the person I have always been.
I always had good friends and I am glad that I never conformed completely to what others thought I should be.
That’s my interview.
I hope you had fun reading it. I had fun doing it, even though it took 2 days to finish, (partly because I have been sick).
If you want to be tagged with an interview leave a comment that says “Interview me” and I will send you 5 interview questions for you to answer and post on your blog.
Love you all.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Some Really Awesome Classic Cars

As we know, a thing of beauty is a joy forever.
I contest that a thing of beauty is only a joy so long as it is able to be viewed.
Here are some pictures of some truly beautiful cars that are rarely seen at all any more.
(For some reason I can't get the pics to line up right with their names. I'll try again later. I apologize for the confusion).
1938 Buick
1971 Buick Rivera Boattail

1951 Studebaker Champion


1958 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

1951 Hudson Hornet

1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Stationwagon

1956 Ford Sunliner

1955 Nash Rambler Cross Country Wagon

1958 Lincoln Premier

1954 Dodge FireArrow

1954 Buick Wildcat II

1953 Buick Wildcat

1951 Chrysler K310

1951 Buick Lesabre
1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt

1958 Edsel Convertible

Which one is your favorite?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Summary of Life, Sunday Post

I am sorry that I do not have a highly spiritual or inspirational post for today.
Instead I will share the content of an e-mail that I received that is good advice, but also entertaining.
Summary of Life
1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge..mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.
1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.
1) You believe in Santa Claus.
2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus.
At age 4 success is . . not piddling in your pants.
At age 12 success is . . having friends.
At age 17 success is . . having a drivers license.
At age 35 success is . . having money.
At age 50 success is . . having money.
At age 70 success is . . having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is . . having friends.
At age 80 success is . . not piddling in your pants.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Power of Women

My sister posted the link for this on our family blog.
I think this is one of the big reasons I love blogging; for the support of other bloggers, for a way to stay connected to people that I love who are far away, and for the friends I have made, who are here for me everyday via the blog.
This video is 5 minutes long, but if you are a woman who has ever given or received support from a friend, or if you know a woman who has given love to others and received it in return, the whole 5 minutes is more than worth it.
And wouldn't it be great if we had a better way to connect with and support each other?
I think my friend Stefany, from Pikes Pickles might have some ideas about that. Hopefully we'll be hearing more about that soon.
I love you all.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Great Advice

Here's a great bit of advice I got in an e-mail:
Don't piss off someone who owns a backhoe.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Turkey Bowl! (in January?)

I'm pretty sure the Turkey Bowl is over Thanksgiving weekend.
During this time college students and other people looking for ways to entertain themselves with frozen goods go Turkey Bowling!
I know this is a popular sport over Thanksgiving, but I'm not sure why Turkey Bowling is being featured on YouTube right now. Unless it's to promote a new sitcom on TBS about a grocery store.
Anyway, you get the benefit of having me screen dozens of Turkey Bowling videos for you, (okay, I really only watched about 6), and posting the best of the bunch here.
If you only have time or patience for one video, watch the last one. It's my favorite.
But otherwise, enjoy them all.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What do you call the other grandparents? and Instructables!

Today's blog is sponsored by: My Mom and Dad!
My Mother is asking for help and my Dad has a wonderful bit of information to share.
Firstly, my mom's dilema.
My Mom has 7 children, 7 children-in-law, and 25(+) grandchildren.
This also means that she has 7 sets of people that she shares her 25 grandchildren with. Meaning, her children's in laws.
These are people that she sees regularly. They were there when her children got married. When her children have children, when those (grand)children are blessed, at birthday parties, holidays, baptisms, etc.
These are people who, though she doesn't see them or talk to them everyday she is invariably connected to, and through amazing blessings, even likes.
So she feels she should have a better name for them than "my children's in-laws" or "my grandchildren's other grandparents".
She is looking for suggestions for an appropriate term. And knowing how creative and helpful so many of my bloggies can be, suggested I ask all of you for ideas.
She has already dismissed: shirttail relatives, out-laws, kissing cousins and co-grandparents as options.
What do you think?
Next, my father, being the ultimate scouter, outdoorsman, do-it-yourselfer, MacGuyver wanna-be, and possibly one of the 3 Nephites, is always on the look out for new uses for old objects, as well as interesting uses for just about anything.
So when he found a website that will show you how to make a wreath out of barbie dolls, a tent out of recycled tent parts, a marshmellow gun, vortex cannons, a 900,000 volt Van de Graff Generator using cheap parts, or even just an upcycled glowing toilet plunger lamp, he couldn't wait to share.
The website is
Thanks for the help, and happy creating!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to the Blog

School is back today!
I know there are people out there who would judge me for being grateful to send my kids back to school, but I really have no concern for what those people think, whatsoever.
I say Hooray for School!
Now I can get back in a normal schedule.
I can start blogging again every day, running a few times a week, having lunch with my hubby and have time to breathe.
And maybe sometime in there I'll have time to plan for primary and scouts.
By the way, I want to say a BIG Thank you to everyone who gave me advice, help, suggestions, ideas, and support via commenting or e-mails about my new calling of Primary Chorister.
You had so many great ideas that I feel much more confident moving forward in this calling. I'll keep you all updated on how things go.
I leave you today with a school related pic that would have to go under the category of "Things that make you go hmm".

Saturday, January 3, 2009

When Does School Start Again?

Granted, my kids are a little bigger than this, but I am soo ready for Monday.
Maybe- Hopefully- I'll get back in to my regular blogging and running and lunch with my husband schedule. I hope....

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I'm the New Primary Chorister! Help Me!

So I accepted the call to be the Primary Chorister.
I really struggled with accepting it.
Not because I am afraid of the job itself, but because I am afraid of one more responsibility.
(I know, I've got it tough, right?) *Note sarcasm.
I had even substituted as chorister a couple of times. I should have known better than to look like I was having fun doing it. That was sure to get me called permanently.
I am excited about it.
While I struggled with it initially, I was able to come to an acceptance, and even a positive outlook about it.
But I am looking for help.
I want to do a good job. I want to give the kids a real love for these songs. I want to keep them involved and enjoying primary.
If you have any ideas, please, please, please share them.
We are supposed to learn "I Lived in Heaven" this month.
Oh, and I'm staying on as Den Leader too.