Saturday, January 31, 2009

Friday Night Fun!

We held our first Denning Family Olympics last Friday! It was great. We had a derby race, a competition to see who could make Hannah smile, we had an airplane accuracy flying contest, and we played Pirate's Dice. Madelyn won!! But we did all receive a medal. The kids are really into saving money, so our first two prizes were cash prizes!! Nice.

I am constantly weeding out the unnecessary in my you can see by this picture getting ready for the day got weeded out!! Having fun with my family took precedence!

I took this picture of the kids the other day, and I have to say that these kids are the greatest and the cutest kids ever!! No bias or anything.....

Last night, my parents came over and we caught this really cute picture of my dad! It is just classic of my dad! We had a good visit. We love you Grandma and Grandpa!

Awhile ago I saw some tuna in the cupboard and thought of my dad. He used to make tuna patties growing up. I called him up and asked for the recipe. My dad does a lot of cooking and he doesn't use recipes, so he did his best to give me a recipe for the tuna patties. He did great because they turned out perfect and are actually Drew's new favorite food--right up there with hamburgers. In fact after dinner Drew even called Grandpa to thank him for the delicious recipe!! I was going to post the recipe for anyone who wanted to try it, but my notebook is missing!! Maybe later.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Honest Scrap Tag

I have been tagged with the Honest Scrap from MarjAnn. Rules are: post 10 honest things about yourself. 2. Pass along to 7 bloggers... 3. Have fun. Well I don't think I even have 7 bloggers to pass this on to, so if you are reading this, consider yourself tagged.

1.Honestly, my husband is my best friend. I'm so grateful to have such a wonderful husband who takes amazing care of his family. He is the hardest working person ever and fulfills all of his roles so well. He is a great example to me. Thanks hun, I love you.

2. Honestly, I love my children with all my heart. They are wonderful children and they teach me so much. How perfect Heavenly Father's plan is to include being a mother and wife and raising children. What else could you love so completely and strive so hard to be better for? I love to hear the funny things they say and watch the funny things they do. And to hear randomly from your 3 year-old, "Mom, you're great" just fills me with joy!

3.Honestly, I love to exercise. Sounds crazy, but I really do love to exercise. It helps me be better in every aspect in my life. I even love to involve my kids. It's pretty funny to have Madelyn doing aerobics with me or catch Drew pretending to be a ballerina!!

4.Honestly, I do not like to spend money on myself. If I have to buy Jed, or the kids clothes...fine. But to buy them for myself? Much harder. Some of my shirts are starting to look like limp lettuce, so I decided I wanted cash for Christmas to buy some new clothes. I still haven't spent it! I keep thinking I should buy something else with it. Confession: I actually do like to buy exercisy things though.

5.Honestly, I could eat a whole tub of ice fact I have. Not recently, but I probably still could! That's probably why you all are thinking...."Jeannette likes to exercise?!" Yes, then I botch it all up when I succumb to the whisperings from the freezer!

6.Honestly, Kung Fu Panda is probably one of my favorite shows. I am a kid at heart.

7.Honestly, I enjoy learning how to be more domestic. I love learning about food storage, how to cook new foods, learning you can make your own laundry detergent..that intrigues me. I want to learn how.

8.Honestly, the food I am craving most lately is Bajio or Cafe Rio. To me they are the same. I just got the recipe for their meat and special ranch. I can't wait to make it!! By the way, I'm not expecting.

9.Honestly, I love to read. I haven't found much time as of late to do it, but I love it. Mostly I read self-help books because if you know me, I need a lot of help!!

10.Honestly, the gospel is the most important thing of all. I'm so grateful for the Plan of Salvation. Life is so unpredictable. I love the prophets counsel to live for today. You never know what tomorrow will bring. I'm so grateful for the joy that the gospel brings--no matter what hardships you suffer the gospel still brings joy. It truly is the Good News!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What can I say? I'm Cheap!!

So the other day my hair was starting to drive me crazy.....I needed a haircut really bad! Jed cut my hair last time and did a pretty good job, so I hired him again. (Ok, so we don't really exchange any funds...if he's lucky he'll get a hug depending on the quality of the completed job!) The last time he cut my hair, I just had him trim it and do some layers. I've had some pretty bad haircuts in my time and I figured he couldn't mess it up worse than the so called "professionals." He did a good job last time!
I told him to cut about an inch and a half off, then I got my hair all wet and we were ready to go. Things started out pretty good, then I hear a large wet "thud" on the floor. I was a little startled! Next thing, Jed asks me to hold the hair he had already trimmed. So I reach for it and say, "hold what?!" My hair was quite short!! I was getting scared. He kept telling me he wasn't doing as good of job as the last time. The scissors weren't cutting well for him, so he would take a running start and take a huge whack! This was not helping my nerves at all. Anyway, he finished up what he was doing and sent me to the mirror. I came back and all I could say was, "Wow! That is short!" So we decided to stop the whacking and just dry my hair and go from there. After that we fixed a few things here and there and it turned out pretty darn good, again!! (When we get our camera fixed I'll post a picture) Not very many girls can say they are in love their hair stylist, but I can!! So he is hired permanently.....What next hun, highlights, a perm? We"ll see.