Monday, November 29, 2010

Better than Wheat

We take food storage very seriously in our home.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday Woes

I have always been a fan of Black Friday. Well, I decided today that I would try to be a glass half full person and start looking at my options here in small town Montana........ Just so you know, it wasn't pretty. I finally gave up when my last hope (Walgreen's) had this on their website for their black Friday sale

Only $89 So if I happen to fall and break my hip before Friday, I am set. Woo Hoo!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Harry Potter Hangover

I know what you are thinking... "Jill, you need a Halloween therapist. It's over!!" I know, I know. However, we did not dress up last night because we were mourning the loss of Halloween. We dressed up to attend the midnight showing of Harry Potter.

The night started with me realizing that Dave could have a fall-back job as a Tattoo artist.

The boys drank more Pepsi than child services would prefer, consumed lots of popcorn, and were even asked by total strangers to take their pictures. They even won 2nd place in the costume contest taking home the "Golden Snitch."

By 3:30 a.m. we all crawled into bed dreaming of chocolate frogs and butter beer. While checking the boys into school very late today, I had to list the reason they missed their first 3 classes. I thought honesty was best so I signed "Harry Potter Hangovers"

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I will never Trash Kmart again.

The goodness of Halloween just keeps coming. I have always complained that the only store we have is a run-down K mart. I had to go today out of necessity and I was immediately drawn to the Halloween section to see what happy items were on clearance. All of a sudden the trusty red-vest-wearing K mart specialist came up and informed me that "EVERYTHING HALLOWEEN WAS NOW 90% OFF!" Can you say HOLY CRAP?!! She changed the signs while I started just grabbing stuff and sticking it in my cart.

Do I really need (or want);
Realistic bloody swords: NO, but they were only .75 cents. I bought 3 of them.
A new doorbell, that happens to have screaming on it: No, but come on .50 cents.
10 Halloween table cloths: Well of course I will need them for a party someday .49cents
Then of course I got tons of wonderful napkins, plates, werewolf makeup etc. Oh and just in case I need one in the future, I got a huge "Whoopy cushion" costume. Oh, happy day. I took a picture so that I can look at it one day when I am cursing K-mart for not having hot glue sticks.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Highlights of Halloween

It would be hard to decide what is my favorite part of Halloween. Was it the Tele-tubby? Or maybe it was the fact that due to modern technology, a picture of the tele-tubby was downloaded from Facebook and placed all over a high security government lab. (Thanks Trav, it made me very happy.)

It could have been Dave, Sarah, and I all going as the Potato Head family to our ward party. ( I still cannot believe I never got a picture of that and I doubt after the Tele-tubby inscedent that I will ever get Dave to put on a costume again.)

Or perhaps it was Jonny, who threw fire balls at everyone who asked who he was.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm all talk

I like to complain a lot but I really have no desire to fix what I complain about. For instance, the boys just finished a football season. I couldn't believe how crazy the coaches were. I heard things like:

"When you hit him, he better stay on the ground."
"Take him OUT!"
"What kind of girl hit was that?"

Even so,I have no desire to coach sports myself. Can you imagine me yelling:

"Good job boys! Just have fun and after I will make cotton candy."

My sister on the other hand sees a problem and tries to fix it. Jen was just elected to the school board yesterday and it inspired me to start "putting my money where my mouth is." So, I will now be coaching football next year..... Ha Ha Ha, just kidding. I will cheer Jen on from the sidelines and try to complain a little less.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Have Ya Heard of Harry Potter?

One of my favorite things about our small town is the Halloween parade downtown. All the kids arrive in costume and go from store to store collecting candy. I was shocked how many people had no idea who Nate and Ben were.

Some of the guesses were kind of funny.

"So are you guys that vampire guy?"
"Oh cute twins" (That was kind of right)
" They are both dressed up as the Pope" HUH?

Either my costumes weren't as obvious as I thought, or this town is full of Muggles.