Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a lovely Thanksgiving with Jenny, Kathryn and Ralph. We were sad to see them go. Many of us got sick over the holiday but I think it was fun just being together. We are putting up Christmas Decorations today so we are excited about that. Here is a picture Ralph took of the kids while we went to the store. They really love each other.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hi all

I haven't blogged in awhile. I have been so behind on life from being sick so I am still trying to catch up. I just wanted to post this hilarious picture I found on Unnur's Blog this morning. Enjoy! I will hopefully catch up on blogging in a few days. There are no promises though because my camera told me personally that it hates me and never wants to serve me again. I pleaded and beated it but nothing.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

BYU vs UNM Football Game

We went to the BYU vs UNM football game yesterday and that is BYU fan section. Miriam was rooting for BYU along with the kids, I had to decide which fans I hated worse. There was one BYU fan who held up a UTES SUCK sign at the game so that almost made me root for UNM but I think all the UNM fans ticked me off more. This is why it is hard for me to root for BYU even when they are not playing Utah, why would a BYU fan bring the UTES sign to the game?

This is a picture of Bubba in his BYU fan gear.

This is a picture of Eva with her BYU shirt on

This is a picture of them together standing on the bleachers giving me a heart attack. This is all they wanted to do. Well Eva also wanted to share the drink and the nachos of the people sitting next to us. She kept walking over and looking in the drink. What a begger child. I am surprised she didn't say "peeze" to the lady. I half expected to look over and see eva drinking their drink.
This is after the game it really wore them out I guess. Bubba wouldn't wake up and Eva was so grumpy after we woke her up that all she wanted to do was go lay next to Bubba and sleep. Also you may notice Bubba's blankets are on the floor. Miriam went to get him one morning and found him with his blankets all on the floor and that is where he prefers to sleep now.

It is really fun to go to sporting events with Miriam, especially if you don't particularly care for either of the teams playing, she is the ultimate realist at sporting events. If you really like a team I wouldn't recommend going with her. When BYU scored a touchdown the cheerleaders would wave those big BYU flags. THen BYU kicked a field goal and Miriam missed it because she was watching the kids but she saw the flags waving and asked me if they scored a touchdown. I told her no just a field goal. She then asked me sarcastically if they were going to wave the flags every time BYU got a first down. Then when the game was getting close she kept telling me that BYU football always does this and it is aggravating because they are never consistent and that the fans should be used to this sort of thing. She also found it very amusing about the UNM fans who kept saying "Hey we might actually win this game". I am sure she has some thoughts about Utah's team and there fans but because she knows my allegiance to them she didn't share them. She is a very good wife when it comes to sports especially considering how crazy I get about certain teams. It was nice to go with her though because she kept making me laugh.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Daniel is a Denver Nuggets Fan

This was an awesome night. Not only did we beat the lakers but with this guy backing up Billups it is going to be a good season

Friday, November 13, 2009

This week

This is the kids this morning. We got new tires today and I am getting better finally. Oh and we got free tickets to go to the ByU NM game tomorrow.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A recommendation

My sister in law Kristen Reeves recommended this book to me and I already recommended it to Melanie but I just wanted to say this is a great book. Go read it! I was laughing out loud so much. A very enjoyable light read. Very touching and it just made me happy to read it. So go check your libraries and try it out. I loved it.

Wednesday Wars; Gary D. Schmidt

Maybe its not funny to everyone else but certain parts just made me laugh so loud which doesn't happen with many books for me.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

and the winner is...

I might have strep throat. I went to urgent care because of the short breath and feeling of suffocation all day long and especially at night and all the other symptoms. They took a strep test and it was negative so I guess thats a big maybe?? My tonsils are all swollen (no wonder its so hard to eat or drink all my water) and gross and white with pus. It doesn't explain the headaches and suffocation feeling. Oh well.

He prescribed Robitussin with codine and the infamous Amoxicillin. I say that because When Alexander was diagnosed with Asthma they gave him Amoxicillin. Then last month when Eva was sick for 3 weeks they prescribed Amoxicillin. It makes me wonder if its a catch all. I have seen it work so thats good. Hopefully I can breath again in a couple of days. I HATE being sick I just sit on the couch all day cause I can't breath. Blah I hope it goes away.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

This week in the Reeves household

I am sick.
I started to get pretty sick on Monday at 530pm and its slowly progressing to worse. I have been trying to keep a regular schedule and it just makes things worse. I have almost lost my voice now so I got a sub for primary. (don't want to get them all sick)

Daniel let me sit in bed ALL day yesterday and I just read. I couldn't sleep. Hopefully I will get better because being sick makes it so you can only do Yoga and stretching for exercise. Even that makes me have a fit of coughs. I think this is the longest I have been sick in a long time.

The kids have been good. Lots of Movies. We watched Elf and Alexander actually liked it. They fight and it makes me laugh still but I try to get them to share. Alexander will come take (insert item) from Eva, she won't fight for it long. Then a minute later she goes to him takes it out of his hand and says thank you. They are the most polite children. They start taking the books out of my shelf and say sorry (both of them) over and over while still doing it. Sorry is becoming my least favorite word. I hear it all day long with no stopping of bad behavior. Just a learning process I guess.

Got to go be sick all day again.

Have a great week. My to-do list is getting really big and so is my laundry pile :(


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Its that time of year!

Its totally time for Holiday planning. So I am trying to update my Christmas card list. Please email me your addresses if I don't already have them if you want to be on our Christmas card list from now until forever. Here is my email:

mktr1984 at gmail dot come

K thanks,


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Miriam's Tale of Working Out

I have started working out every day but my day off (Sundays for working out) for 20 minutes and I LOVE it. It makes me so much happier to work out. Here is an example:

Yesterday I got in a foul mood for some reason related to stress and mess etc and Daniel called and said he was on his way home. I was grumpy and he could tell so I hung up (I didn't hang up on him it was the end of the conversation). I was just about to start my workout I was even in my work out clothes and I worked out for the twenty minutes with my Fabulous workout playlist I had created and I was out of breath and all sweaty when Daniel got home but in the best mood EVER. I love the feeling I get when I work out all the endorphins and whatever else (I never did well in chemistry, biology or human anatomy) Its lovely. Even just a 20 minute work out helps. I would suggest everyone work out just a walk or whatever.
Here are some of the random things I do to work out because I don't have any equipment or a gym membership:

Chairs to start with for 3-5 minutes. You can laugh but these get your heart going fast. Get a chair and go up and down like its a stair with a timer on.
Then I jog around nonstop for 15 minutes. I love this one because I can listen to music and feel the burn

I did the hiit work out yesterday: 20 push ups, 1 minute jumping jacks, 20 quick crunches repeat 3 times then 20 push ups on a bench jumping jacks 20 crunches, then twenty backward push ups on a bench(these are HARD) then run in place 20 minutes then crunches then 20 punches (think taebo) run in place 1 min, 20 punches then run in place again 1 minutes then stretch.

Doesn't sound like much but it works and makes you all soar and happy the next day. I also do lunges with weights and just arm exercises with weights. Lots of Reps.

Oh and I can't work out without music. It just isn't the same. The music alone gets my heart pumping so I was going to post my workout play list:

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

Its really poppy and hip hoppy but thats the kind of music that gets my heart pumping and makes me want to move. I was researching music to work out to the the ones that always popped up were the Rocky song and all kinds of 80s music (I have nothing against the 80s) but it just doesn't do it for me. Oh and Metallica which I can't stand ( I know shame whatever) I don't like 80's rock but some people love it for working out. I say whatever gets you moving! Can you guys share your workout playlists with me? I am dying to find workout playlists because after a week of a playlist you just need something new because it gets repetitive.

Good Luck getting a work out it everyday. Of topic has anyone tried Yoga? I hear its delightful but I have never tried it.

Funny random fact on workout playlists: Rhiana the singer uses most of her OWN music in her workout playlist. That made me Laugh out Loud when I read that. She said it needs to me upbeat and make you want to dance. Um a little full of yourself? But I have her in my workout list so I can't talk.