Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ted and I were watching the Late Show with Jay Leno (I know...it was late!) and a commercial came on that started with a picture of a man looking at himself in the mirror at his gray hair. Then the commercial proceeded to be a long drawn out drama of how long it would take to color and you must really use this brand of hair coloring because it takes five minutes. So that's it in a nutshell and the whole 2 1/2 minutes of this man-drama Ted was the DRAMA!
First second it started he said...
"AWww shut up!."
Then the next second was...
"What are you complaining about?"
Then he finally said...
"At least you HAVE hair!"

So that was where our night ended with me in tears because I was laughing SOOO hard and I told him that I was going to blog about this in the morning. Nothing is sacred in this house-hee!

We celebrated Noah's fifth birthday and I can't believe he's five. I am in denial! He's my baby! ON the other hand he did show his age by his response to the gifts he was given. He got a lot of the kid kinetiks and when he opened them up he said "You've got to be kidding me?!?" I don't know where that came from. Then Von bought them some new jeans and Noah opened the bag and said "WHAT?!?" Where did these ingrates come from??? He's demanding to go to kindergarten now because everyone tells him he can go to Kindergarten when he's five. That's great!

We made a goal last night during Family Home Moment to read our scriptures everyday. I'm really excited about this and we are starting at 6:30 AM after I go walking at 5:30 AM-ahem. Well...this morning we did read our scriptures and the morning was so much better! I'd rather not talk about the walking-alright already!!! Oh! Just for your information Kayte can lead the music just as well as Julianne could in FHE. You know what I'm talking about. I could not stop cracking a smile! She is so darn cute! OKay- I have mountain of laundry and it's not going to wash itself!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007



Just had to post these!!!

*TAGGED by the brother in law*
So Dave tagged me (Adri) and not Ted too. I don't know how I feel about this because he tagged all the other people in couples. I think that I am an open book, so I really don't know if any of this will be a "wow" moment. Anyways here are the rules...
A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
1. If I eat Cornflakes I HAVE to have peanut butter mixed with honey in a cup that I can get a little bit on my spoon and then get a bite of cornflakes. My mom gets all the blame on that one because she started it. I remember friends laughing when I would tell them that was the way to eat cornflakes and realizing that my family was the ONLY one that ate them like that.
2. My name is Adrienne and I am a paper addict! I love scrapbook paper and the plethora of it available to people like me. If I could wallpaper my walls with papers that I love-I would do it! It has been a well known fact that I don't get into sewing (quilting) because fabric would become like paper to me. Let's face it-paper is WAY cheaper then fabric. Right Mom? I'm like a kid in a candy shop when I'm in a scrapbook store.
3. I am a talk radio junkie! I like to run my errands when Rush, Hannity, Savage...are on. They are my kind of guys! We go waaayyy back to when my dad would listen to them and I got hooked. And that leads into my next fact...
4. I do NOT understand the liberal mind!!! I'm as conservative as they come and it blows my mind when someone says that Hillary Clinton or Obama would be good for this country. What are you smoking?!? I could really get into this, but without completely alienating my flam'in liberal friends...I'll stop.
5. I am obsessed with smells! My favorite scent in the entire world is an awesome vanilla scent. Like Mexican vanilla. My house, clothes, kids have to smell clean and good or you are
just disowned-just kidding!
6. I have been off of Dr. Pepper for 5 days now and I have to say...WHY??? According to my friend Kimber-"It is the nectar of the gods." I have to agree and now I'm trying to delude myself that water is much better. It is so not working-
Okay that's it! That's me in a nutshell. A crazy, caffeine-addicted, ultra conservative, neurotic, great-smelling woman!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


We Love the Diamond Backs!!!!


So...I've gotten a few complaints that I need to write a new post. I probably would if I felt like people were actually reading it!!! Thanks Deb for leaving a comment! That totally made my day. And to those who will not take anon. comments-I can't post on your blog and that makes me sad because I read them EVERYDAY. I know that I am obsessed. That is another post on another day.


So we are moved in and I would love to take pictures but I can't find the camera. I swear I packed it and labeled the box! I love my new home and I cannot tell you the difference that paint makes. Our whole house is painted!!! NO more white walls that are painted with flat paint. You have no idea how dirty your house looks when you have white primer flat paint everywhere. My kids would just look at it and it would get smudges on it.


We are slowly getting things unpacked and last week on Monday we discovered a tragedy that occurred amongst the move. My digital piano doesn't work! I finally called and called and got an appt for the repair people to come on Thursday, but I have been able to teach piano for over 2 weeks and not having a piano is an absolute nightmare! You never know what you have until it's gone! I know that it's totally cliche, but so true. My life does revolve around music and I become a sad person when I can't play. There have been more than a few nights were Ted will come home to me playing while chaos is abounding ALL around me. Sometimes I'm playing crazy fast classical music and sometimes it is hymn arrangements because I want desperatley to find peace and want my kids to live another day! It is the peacemaker in the home.


So that's an update along with the fact that we are on Fall Break from school. My children think that they have to swim multiple times a day in our new pool. The water is freezing! They are outside for like 5-10 minutes and want to go back inside. It takes us that long to get ready to go outside-arrggg! Maybe this will wear off and I can actually get stuff done around inside of the house. Oh- another funny thing is that while we were moving the kids came home Monday (Oct. 1) and started to tell me that they are so excited because they got their pictures taken and I'm asking them why and of course they tell me that it was picture day. Let me just tell you that their teachers probably think that I've been totally neglecting my kids because they showed up to school in whatEVER I could find and Kayte's hair looked like stringy noodles and McKay's hair was a shaggy mess. I don't think that they were even matching. It was a dark day in the Finch house. So...I've decided to add some pictures of my cute kiddos just to make me feel better. Enjoy!