Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What have YOU done?

What have YOU done?
I saw this on someone elses blog (Wrights) and I thought it was pretty cute. It's easy to do and kinda fun. You're suppose to highlight what you've done in life. I went a step farther and italized the things I would like to do in my lifetime. Everyone should do this, I think it will be fun and interesting to see what everyone has done or would like to do.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band(does high school syphonic band count?... )
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (does singing to my kids count... otherwise you don't want to hear it)
11. Bungee jumped (does the one at worlds of fun count)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (but my boss knew.. so in a way I wasn't lying)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (wait does a stuffed one count :) )
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Germany)
35. Seen an Amish community (drive through Missouri and Iowa and see alot)
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (the ones you did while in YW count!)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (eeewwww.. who would do that)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (does the Lakers count?)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
101. Learned to play an instrument
102. Bottle fed a calf
103. Attended the Calgary Stampede

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

100 days until....

this little girl meets the world! (Actually she will probably come early) but 100 days until my due date!!

Just for fun... what "M" names do you all have for a girl? I am not totally set on an M name and I think Mike has one picked out.. but would love to hear all your thoughts.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

To my Maylee...

Maylee is getting her tonsils out tomorrow Thursday the 11th.
Hope you have a fast recovery :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy B-day Mike!

I thought I better talk a little about Mike today since it is his birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR!!!!
He is the best husband and dad anybody could ever ask for. Since nobody wants to admit who they voted for (boy or girl), I figured I should tell you that we are having another girl... and he is totally OK that. He loves his girls and wouldn't change a thing!! The girls look up to him so much... they are his little buddies. When he is fixing the car, Mia will actually go out and help, she is learning the tools by name now too.
He would do anything for anybody. He drops a lot to run and help those in need. I love that he knows when he his needed!! He of course is there for his family (all of us). He tries his hardest in all that he does!! I am grateful for his example not only for me for his children.
I love you Mike!
For fun here are a few pictures I found (I really need to take a updated picture of him)... I love it when he holds his girls and the other he is showing his true self!

Tonight we are having ribs (I am so hungry right now). And Mia insisted that we make a cake... what is a birthday without cake? So when she gets home from school we will start with a cake.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Girl or Boy?

Before I tell everybody what we think we are having, I want to know who voted for the girl (4 of you) and who voted for the boy (2 of you) and why....

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


You know how you see all these fun things on TV and wonder if they really work... well I am one of those people. So I want to know if you have bought anything and how you like it.

For me:

Turbo Jam... which I didn't use it long enough to to make it work yet but a friend has and she looks great!

Miracle Blade III- we have had these for years and love them. They have always worked great for us. Mike won't use anything else. We didn't try cutting metal, but they have cut everything else we have tried

Space Bags- greatest things made!!! It is cheaper to get them on their website then Walmart. I will be ordering more of them in the future as I have almost used up the other ones and need more.

Not bought from TV but was an infomerical at one time: Magic Bullet... I love this thing. Got it as a christmas gift.

A few in the works- GT express101 and the H2O Mop

Let me know what you have all tried.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

What Maylee thinks of SNOW

Maylee (who is dressed like it is 75 degrees out) starts to walk outside with daddy.

Mom: You are going to freeze if you go outside, let me help you get warmer clothes on. It might snow today.


Mom: I don't want it to snow either, but I have no control over that.

Maylee: I said "I DON'T WANT IT TO SNOW"

Mom: I understand but it might so you need to change

Maylee: Fine then help me get clothes on, but I still don't want it to snow

It is November so I should have her ready for snow, but just two days ago it was 75, can you blame her?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Pictures- yes a few days late

Don't you just love that Maylee didn't want to change her clothes that went under her costume :) The first pictures of what they would have looked like if we didn't make it to Hy-Vee
they did a wonderful job doing what the girls wanted and how fun to have glitter all over the place! (if you can't tell.. Maylee is Dorthy (Wizard of Oz) and Mia is Hannah Montana

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Girl or Boys was the question...

And apparently it is still the question. This baby really doesn't want to show to much of her/himself, so we still don't know.

So November 26th (the day before Thanksgiving) we will try again (I get a ultrasound done every visit).

Have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN everybody!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Candy Bar Bouquet

So I wanted to try to make one myself with what I had at home (minus the candy bars... I don't just keep them around).

Here is what I started with: vases, marbles, flowers, candy bars, glue gun (& sticks), bamboo sticks (which I needed longer ones but made due), ribbon and of course news paper (ad) so I don't make a mess on my table

This is how they turned out... not bad but I will be working on these so they turn out much better (I think next time I will do a short base with styrofoam to put them into... we will see)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The big day.... is coming

Did I tell you that we will be finding out if we are having a boy or girl next week? Well the big day is October 30th.. so come back after that to find out for sure.

But for now please cast your vote to the right on what you think we will have.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Pictures of the girls


I decided to get ahead of our game and get pumpkins. We decided (just like in the past) to leave them on the front porch until we actually carved them. Yesterday I look out my door and see a squirrel sitting on one, I thought it was so cute. I told everybody in the house to come and check it out... until I realized it was feasting on my pumpkins.... so I instead ran out the door to get it off... it took a chuck out of each of them... pictures to come.

So my question... does anybody has this problem? If so what do you do so they don't eat them?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Gas Prices!

Guess what everybody... I was in Omaha today and got gas for $2.85 and was way excited that I had to share my news!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sleep... a wonderful thing!

Maylee was out playing on the backporch... and this is how we found her...

isn't she cute!

Words from Mia

So this morning while Mia was getting ready for school she informed me she was first going to be a doctor, then a rock star and last a firefighter.

I told her OK that sounds like a lot of work....

Which she replies: I would be a doctor on the first day, rock star the next 2 days and a firefighter the rest of the days of the week... how do you like her logic?

More power to my little girls who wants to be everything (this way she has fun, but will have two jobs that will help people (her words again)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Finally pictures- Baby @ 12 weeks & Mia's first day of school

I know school started on August 20th but bettter late then never!
Here is Mia at her first day of school... she was way excited and still is. Except she caught the stupid nasty cold and wasn't at school yesterday or today. I think she is finally getting her voice back :)

Now here are the pictures of the little person growing inside me... hopefully by next month we will know the gender! Yes I took this pictures of a picture my scanner is being retarded!! All but the last one is in 4D... way to fun for the girls to see. This little person was moving like crazy the day we did this... so when you ask Maylee about the baby she will move her arms like crazy and tell you that is how the baby does it.

1st- back view of the baby- looking more head down
2nd- side view
3rd- back view again
4th- regular ultra sound picture- measuring the baby

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Knifty Knitter Loom- try it out!

I have the round ones and it takes me about 2 hours to make a hat.. I think if I were to do them more often I would get faster.

Well I was given this persons blog that has the pattern for some fun hats using the loom and wanted to share it with all of you that would like to try it out. I have made the white and red Christmas one, so Maylee has a hat that fits her :)

Here is the link:

Have fun!

PS- I will really be posting pictures sometime soon, just have to actually get them loaded.

Friday, September 12, 2008

News for the Tarver Family

We will be growing by one the end on March 2009. I am offically 12 weeks along! I have pictures but my scanner decided not to work last night, so pictures to come.

The girls are hoping for a brother, but we shall see in a month or so what the doctors say!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Nothing big happening!

Well just wanted to post since it has been a few weeks.. but there isn't anything big or fun to blog about.... so


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pictures from saturday

Mia hanging upside down on a swing... she thinks it would be fun to take the picture this way

Mia had been playing so much... her feet got this dirty... gross!

This is what happens when you tell Maylee to smile.....

Now she decided to peek through her hands... and try to be cute!

Finally some pictures.... zoo

Friday, July 11, 2008

Movie and a Surprise

We decided to go watch a movie as a family tonight.... Journey to the Center of the World.. which we all liked! We went at 5 so we saved a few dollars by going early! I will watch the movie again... Mike said he wouldn't go to the theatre to watch it again... but would watch it again. The girls watched it the whole time... there are a few moments that freaked them out... but that is OK.

We pull up in the drive way and we have a package on our porch... I asked Mike what the heck I didn't order anything. He gets up there and reads the package.. it is from Omaha Steak... from out wonderful landlords. They thanked us for keeping the house kept up.. aren't they the greatest. So we open it and we got chicken breast... they are so fun (individually wrapped) and thankfully that is one meat both of my girls will eat! Yes I am bragging about my landlords.. I couldn't have asked for anything better!!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Late again

First off... I should be back to posting again. My laptop has been really stupid and slow (it would shut off every 5 minutes. Second... I have the best husband ever.. it bought me a new computer :) And it is way faster then the laptop... I love technology!

Happy late 4th... Hope everybody had a safe and happy one. I actually didn't take one picture (I know what a sad mom) but it is all good... my kids won't hate me forever. And the fact that my laptop was stupid I couldn't clean off my disk... but we are now back in business... so once the girls let me when will be doing pictures.

Also happy 4th birthday to my niece (on the 7th)... wish you were closer so i could spoil you. Alexa will actually be visiting the end of the month... so I guess I will spoil her then :)

Once I get the computer cleaned I will start posted more pictures again.

Oh yeah I can't forget Nolan... my new nephew. He was born on July 4th! Mom and Nolan are doing great! (Mike's older brother Ray's family). I went and took some pictures and am making the birth announcement... if I get permission I will post it.

Have a great week everybody!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Where do I start?

Well first off... it is June... can you all believe that?

Second... our anniversary was fun! We got rid of the kids by 3 and had the whole evening to ourself. Then went to church... and of course everybody asked where the girls are... I mean hello I came doesn't that count too? :) Mike had to go home teaching... so we did that after church and finally made it to my moms at 6 or 7 at nice... we had a great time!

Third.. in case you hadn't heard... somebody is excepting

Fourth and it isn't me... but it seems everybody around me is getting pregnant! I love babies so I can't wait to hold all of yours :)

Fifth- My computer is dumb and once we (I) get the house together... you see I am having a garage sale the end on June and have to get through all of our stuff... so in a week or two I will be a new computer to work well with me! I guess with all the software and pictures I think I need I take up a lot of space. But once I do get the new computer I will be doing things way different.

Sixth- Mike is done with his first semester at UNL.. and is going through the summer. It is tech a Jr.. since he does have some schooling from a few years ago.. but he tells me all the time is the the oldest at school :) 27 years old and being the oldest... there is something wrong here. Oh talking about that... at volleyball one week we lined up by age... guess what I was the oldest there by 6 months... your kidding right 27 is not suppose to be the old one.... but as long as I feel young that is what matters!!!

7th- HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the DAD's out there! Hope you all have a great day!!

8th- Talking about being the "old" one... I had a niece graduate from High school in May (she is Mike's oldest sister's daughter). He was really fun! They had the open house at a hotel and everybody got to go swimming! It was really different that way... so made it more fun! They also had a keg!.... a keg of root beer, duh!

9th- Mothers day has also come and gone.. so hopefully all the mothers had a wonderful day! My family spoiled me with their love! (we just bought a new bed.. which I really wanted... so that was my gift!... and yes I am ok with that)

10th- If anybody has nothing better to do.. call us up and came on over! The girls love to have company! Even though the house is "smaller" we also have room for others!

I guess I will stop with 10... I could go on and on forever but won't bore you longer!
We are off to the zoo tomorrow... but I am not bringing my camera this time... but I will next time! So no pictures! I will post something next week... so you all will have something to look forward too :)

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Moved In

With the help of many (Thank You) we have been moved in. I didn't realize how much stuff I had accumulated through the years! I have given myself the month of April to go through it all and have a garage sale.

The girls share a room (which they didn't before)... and really have taken it well. I thought there would be problems but after a few nights they think it is the way it is suppose to be. My plan is to have the upstairs the more "quite" area. Their room is for sleeping and reading books... all toys are downstairs or out on the back porch.

Our landlords are great!!! We have heard stories of not so good ones and were really worried aobut that. But I think we have be spoiled so it will hard if we move again!

More updates later!! I finally got the internet and am back on track there :)

One more thing... April 19 is Mike and I's wedding Anniversary... 6 great years!!! I am trying to think of something really fun... if you got ideas I would gladly take them!!! (I believe my mom will be taking the girls around 4:30 and I will pick them up after church the next day... I LOVE MY MOM).

If you have questions post them...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

3-20-08 Moving Day

We will be moving this Thursday to how HUGE HOUSE... OK I am kidding but it is a house so we will still have a yard, garage, shed and a basement.... non smoking, pet... exactly the things we were looking for when looking to rent something.

Here is a picture of the house

If you want the address you will have to email (or hopefully I will email it to everybody that I have) As I really don't want to put my new address for the whole world to see :)

Oh and if you are doing nothing else and would like to help, we are started to load the truck Thursday morning around 8:30/9am (we would love any extra help!)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

News News News News News

Ok 1st- sorry for not keeping up my blogs.. life really has been way to busy and I haven't spent a ton of time online.

2nd- Mia turned 5 on Feb 21st- So happy late B-day to her (yes we did celebrate- and I do have pictures so maybe I will have to add some)

3rd- I will eventually get caught up on my other blog with pictures... I really wanted to keep that going... but as you can tell that hasn't worked in my favor... (so I might just start and forget the whole month of Feb)

4th- We should be moved in somewhere in lincoln by the end of the month

5th- I guess I should say WE SOLD OUR HOUSE! ok well we have to wait until everything goes through but we signed the purchase agreement so it should be sold! We are suppose to finalise March 28th!

Monday, February 4, 2008

97 Day Reading B of M challenage

I found this wonderful website and you can track yourself while reading the book of mormon. They have put up a challenge for everybody to do it in 97 days (how old President Hinckly was) to read it. I just signed up (as I think today was the first day) but once you log in it will tell you how many pages you would need to read a day to get it read. So for all of you that would like another challenge, this is a great one. There is also a code so you can add your chart to your blog... than everybody can see how far you have gone.

Good luck to everybody that is going to do it with me!

Monday, January 21, 2008


I really haven't done well with the blogs, but to let you all know I did update my other blog... one picture "for" everyday since I didn't get one done everyday. There are a few recipes on there too. Since I just posted way to many pictures, I will wait until I get something good to post. For now here is one of Maylee today.. she was trying to be funny!

Now off to do the dishes and start dinner!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Have a great weekend!!!

I hope to post more but I think it will be after the weekend... because Saturday is my b-day and sunday is Maylee's 3rd b-day. I can't believe how much she has grown. So I will for sure have her b-day pictures up on monday. Her theme is flowers, she picked it out. So we are making a flower cake and cupcakes. I forgot we didn't have ice cream, so tomorrow we will be off to get some.

Have a great weekend everybody! And depending on where you are.. enjoy the weather!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Oh and a family picture

Taken at my in-laws. And yes this was the best of us!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A fun picture or 5

It snowed (well lightly) a few days ago... thought this spider web turned out neat.
Shows it was blowing from one way.. and it only snowed enough to do this... a little bit of fall and winter in one picture

Just for fun!

Mia had to try want mommy just did... how cute!

Some Christmas pictures (more to come)

Christmas morning:

Good morning Maylee!
"I told you Santa would bring me a princess tent, I told you" said Mia
Look at us go!
Whee! I can't wait to use this on some snow (Maylee is on a sled)
At Marcia's parents:

New Blog

I am starting a picture a day blog for 2008. It will have a picture of something of the day (or pictures). I started today and I hope to keep it up. There is a link to it on the side, so click there to see it.

Happy New's Year!