Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Caution Signs for Utah

In my last post I talked about the procession of cars that can be seen going to and from church on Sundays in Utah. Well that has been replaced in my parents neighborhood with families walking because they built a church at the end of my parents street. Now every Sunday morning and afternoon you get herds of families going by the house and I really, and I mean really want to put one of these signs in front of the church..........

Does anyone know where I could order one?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

More tales from the china cabinet

These next stories are some of my all time faves. If you have known me a while you've probably heard them but if not enjoy they're fantastic.
I forget the year, or our ages but I remember the snow. Utah had record high snowfall and there was concern that your roof would cave in if you didn't get up there and shovel it off. So a couple times a week we were getting up there to clear the snow. Then Josh had the great idea of piling all the snow at one corner of the house so we could jump off the roof into it. We did, it was fun, but after a day or two the snow became more ice and less fluff. Then Josh had an even better idea of turning this pile of snow into a sledding hill where you could start at the top of the roof, fly off the edge, hit the ice hill and "safely" slide to the bottom.
It took a couple hours of preparing the hill so that there was a track that the sled could easily slide on. We also had to put some snow back on the roof so that there would be something to slide on there as well.
We finally have it ready and are getting set for the inaugural launch. It has been decided that Josh and I will be the guinea pigs (again, I have no idea how I got dragged into it). It just so happens that we are doing this at about the time the procession from church is arriving in our neighborhood on Sunday afternoon.
Most of my readers probably know what I'm talking about, but if you don't I'll try and explain it really quick. In Utah if you're mormon (and most people are) you go to church with the people in your neighborhood, so every morning a line of cars can be seen going to church and every afternoon they'll be coming home. It looks very similar to a funeral procession.
So now we have an audience. I think there were 4 or 5 cars that had stopped, everyone else just ignored it and drove past. Now at the time I thought these people that had stopped were really excited for us and were thinking oh this will be really cool to watch. Looking back I'm pretty sure they thought they were about to see 2 Schultz children end their lives. I would also like to take this moment to point out that they didn't get out of their cars, they didn't try to stop us, they just watched. I can only assume they were in their cars planning the celebration of 2 less Schultz's in the world (it would have been complete with funeral potatoes and green jello I'm sure, and maybe even some sparkling cider to show it was a happy event). Well we didn't die. We flew off the roof barely grazed the ice hill and landed quite hard on our rears destroying the sled and any hopes of making it bigger and better. It was awesome!!! All 5 cars drove away, probably a little disappointed.

The next story happened much later in life. We were adults, or at least he was and I almost was. That morning I had followed him into the basement where both our rooms were and where it was quite dark. He just walked through the hall all brazen without a light on, and I said "don't you want to turn a light on so you don't step on something?"
He replied "no, I've got my steel-toed boots on, nothing can hurt me!" He was working county fire and thought he was bad ass.
That day my father decided to install a door in the basement hall where there had never been a door before in our entire life. My brother comes home late at night, so of course it's pitch black in the basement, I'm laying in bed and all of a sudden I hear this huge THUD "what the hell?". Steel toed boots can't protect your face from smacking a door you didn't know was there can they Josh? Next time you should turn a light on.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day trip to the zoo

We went to the zoo on Memorial Day. It was perfect weather and Jason had the day off. We had lots of fun, nothing too exciting happened so I'll just post some cute pictures of my boys.

Poll closed

Thanks for your input everyone!!! I think I'm gonna leave my hair the way it is for now, but next time I go in I'm going to start heading in the direction of blond!!!! I probably wont ask anyones opinion next time, it was quite harsh to have so many people think my hair color was that bad. Oh, well. I shouldn't have asked if I didn't want to know.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

What's a bull in a china cabinet?

I've been thinking about my brother Josh a lot recently and about his "bull in a china cabinet" life. Now he comes upon this fault quite honestly, you see he's the second child. I've noticed that the second child in most families have this predisposition. My husband is a second child, my second child is a second child, and I have numerous friends with second children. All of whom are completely spastic.

Many memories have been flooding to the front of my brain causing me to burst out laughing at random and frequently inappropriate times. And Josh was rarely in that china cabinet alone, he usually had me and our brother Eli in there with him, or sometimes he'd just throw me and Eli in the cabinet and shake it really hard. Like the time he got Eli to snort pepper. Yes I said pepper, and oh how it burned, but oh how we laughed (Josh and I anyways, Eli was crying).

Then there was the time Josh got his head stuck between the springs of the trampoline. I'm not 100% sure on the logistics of it, but I think it involved a front flip gone wrong. He was just flailing about screaming for help, we couldn't help, we were laughing and trying to figure out what in the hell just happened. We were also realizing the possibilities of his current situation. He had always tormented us, being the older brother and all, and now he was stuck with his head in a trampoline. Lucky for him our father heard his cries and came to his rescue.

Honestly I could go on and on, he has had more broken bones, stitches and random tears and strains than anyone I know. The kid was a mess and took everyone around him down too, but at least we had fun!!! I'll be posting more stories as they come to me. So stay tuned for further installments.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New arrival!!

I have a new nephew!! Ryder Joshua Schultz was born May 20, 2008 and came in at a whopping 9lb 10oz (beating Isaac by 1 oz) and is 21inches!!! He is my brothers second child but first son and we are so thrilled and happy for them. We hear that his big sister Sydney is loving her new baby and that mom is doing well. Congratulations you guys!!!

Notice the knee brace in the picture, my brother managed to tear his ACL just weeks before his wife gave birth. Way to go Josh, you're one in a million!!!

Can you believe these cheeks?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Problem with DVR

I was watching the American Idol finale, hanging on every word Ryan was saying. He had just gotten to the good part. You know announcing the winner? As soon as he says "winner is David......."the recording stops and the option to delete or save the show comes up. I KID YOU NOT!!! 2 hours of random nothingness so that I could find out the winner and my DVR didn't record the ending. I was so annoyed I could have screamed. Luckily for me my husband always checks the winner online while I'm still watching the show, so all I had to do was ask him and he could tell me.

I am thrilled that David Cook won. I have a huge crush on him and I think he's a good singer. Besides, I was a little worried about Archuletta ending up a bit like Michael Jackson if he won, (you know 40 years from now?). He just seems a little too sheltered and awkward in his own skin to have so much pressure on him. Although I'm sure he's going to have much success and records and all that anyway.

I'm still upset that I didn't get to see my next husbands reaction as he won, or hear him profess his love for me as I'm sure he did. I guess I'll just have to wait until tomorrow when I can download it on Youtube. I wonder if I'll get any sleep tonight.

P.S. Don't forget to vote on my poll!!!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I was patiently waiting for the hostess at Chili's to seat me and my family when I noticed her pants. Yes, I said her pants. Okay, not just her pants but how her pants were fitting her, and quite honestly it was rather poorly. I began contemplating why she would choose these pants when they were clearly not that flattering. Then I realized, I don't own a pair of pants that are flattering. I began wondering why it is so impossible for a woman to find a decent pair of trousers, and then it hit me. Pants were not originally designed to fit a womans body. Remember? Women wore dresses for a long time. And ya know why? Because pants just don't work for the female figure. Not the true female figure anyways. It wasn't oppression that kept us in dresses, it was a favor!! They were saying "here wear something that goes out when it hits your hips, no one has to know the size of your rear-end!" Sure there are some stick figures out there who have no problem finding pants, and to be honest I used to be one of them. Then I had children and my hips expanded a good two inches (at least), my thighs exploded and "love handles" grew, I also "cultured" some cottage cheese on just about every inch of my body. The rest as they say is history......I can no longer find a pair of pants that flatter me in anyway. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it anyway.

P.S Don't forget to vote on my hair color!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

update to this weeks poll

So I ran into a small problem when I realized I had misspelled a word in one of the poll answers. I thought "I'll just redo the poll enter in the votes that were there and then nobody besides the people who visited will ever know." Well they don't let you enter in votes for yourself. So if you came by earlier and voted please vote again, I promise I'm not trying to fix the polls. Before I changed it I had 2 for it's the color sexy and one for that's unfortunate. I'm getting great feed back and I really appreciate it. Keep it coming!!! And because I had a request to see the color on my face, here is a lovely self portrait. Wow, I look as tired as I feel!!

This Weeks Poll

Now remember this poll is life and death so I need everyone to participate. Even if you randomly happened upon this blog just vote, no one will know I promise!!

A couple weeks ago I went and got my hair done. I had to go to a new salon because we moved and I normally go to Redken salons but couldn't find any I trusted and so I settled on a Tigi salon. I did my best to describe to the colorist what I wanted and how I liked it. I like a more vibrant shade of my natural color, this way as it fades and grows out it just kind of blends in. (See the picture of me to the right) Normally the colorist understands and picks out the perfect color in the little book of hair and everything turns out great. This girl made me pick the color. I did my best to choose one that resembled the Redken color I use but I think something went a little wrong.

You see I think my hair is a little pink, maybe a lot pink. When I ask Jason he just says "it's the color sexy"! Which I think means, "yes it's a little pink but I like it." Or it could mean "I'm not spending anymore money on your hair this month".

Then I had an incident when I went shopping on mothers day where a sales person told me I had "rockin" hair. I don't know if I'm a rockin hair kinda gal. Anyways, look at the pictures I took of my hair and tell me what you think by answering the poll. Or if you have suggestions or something to say leave a comment. I'd love it if you did both!! Thanks!!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Polls are closed

well the poll is closed, and it looks like the majority of my readers know me. I was hoping to get a better response to the poll but that's okay, I guess it just means not a lot of people are reading. I'll have a new one up next week so come back and vote. Remember the next one is of even greater importance and you wont want to miss it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It's a bird! It's a plane!! No! It's Super Hank & Tex!!!

Once again I was trying my hardest to ignore my children when I heard something that made me think I should check on them. It wasn't a loud screaming, that's too normal. It wasn't even laughter. It was "uh oh Cormac, how are we going to get Hank down now?" That perked my ears right up get Hank down from what exactly and how on earth did he get up in the first place. (for those of you who don't know Hank is my oldest sons favorite stuffed dog and Tex is my youngest sons) So I waltz into my room to find this........

Now as soon as I walk into my room Isaac busies himself with something else, completely avoiding eye contact with me. I ask how Hank got up there and he plays dumb "hank? what? Oh wow! how'd you get up there Hank?" Then I started laughing and he realized he wasn't in trouble and said "I threw him up there!!" But if you ask him today about it he'll say "Hank climbed up there."

By this time Cormac has decided that Tex needs up there too and has run to find him. So then we end up with this. You can see Tex's legs in front of Hank. I put him up there this time by standing on my bed. I'm not nearly as talented as Isaac, although I think really it was just luck.
So once we have both dogs up there Isaac decides that the dogs want to go for a ride!!! And then I got lucky enough to catch this picture of Tex in mid-flight!! We have a new afternoon activity!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

rock the vote

I've decided that the polling feature on blogger is my new favorite thing. And in case you haven't noticed I have a poll over there to the right that I really want you to take!! I know people are visiting my blog without taking this poll and to be perfectly honest it kind of hurts my feelings. Maybe this poll isn't the most exciting but hey humor me for a little while. I promise in the future I will have more exciting polls to take. I already have one planned for next week that I think will be lots of fun and I will really need your opinion. It's kind of a life or death question. So if you don't normally visit this blog make sure you come back in a couple days so you can help me with my poll!!! Remember every vote counts, you decide 2008!!!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I Said It!!!

I thought I would never say it, least of all to my children. But I did right in the middle of Target for everyone to hear!! Sure I've said it to my husband once or twice in a joking manner, but surely I'd never really say it in sincerity. But I did, it came out of my mouth before I even realized. And then I was left to think "oh my god, I really just said that", not joking, not thinking I would mimic my mother, it genuinely came out of my mouth....... "I can never take you guys anywhere, can I?"!!! And I meant it too. My biggest regret is that about 5 people heard me say it all of who began laughing under their breath. I'm sure they agreed though, clearly I had lost all control of my children and I probably should not try taking them in public again. And I probably wont, not at the same time anyway.

"what do you mean you can't take me anywhere? I'm adorable!!"

Monday, May 5, 2008

I must be an adult.......FINALLY

It occurred to me today that I must finally be an adult. Why you ask?? Is it because I'm 26 and therefore closer to 30 than 20? NO. Is it because I have two children and one of them is starting to read? NO. Is it because I have been married for almost 7 years? NO. Is it because I can no longer eat whatever I want without gaining weight? NO, well maybe a little. It is in fact because it is May and that's just another month on my calendar. No more excitement for school to be over, actually a sense of dread because Isaac's school is over. No excitement for summer and fun, there will be no extra fun and quite honestly summer started sometime around February for us here in the A-Z. So, I am finally an adult, wish me luck, congratulate me, or maybe more appropriately send your condolences.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Baby Mama

Let me start by saying that I love Tina Fey. If I could change places with anybody in this world it would be her. She's smart, funny and beautiful and very successful. If you can't tell I have a bit of a girl crush on her. Anyways, I went and saw her movie Baby Mama this last weekend with Jason and I laughed my behind off (actually I only wish it was that easy to get rid of my large rear, unfortunately it's still there). Jason fell asleep but I blame it more on the fact that we weren't able to get into the 9 o'clock show and had to wait for the 10 o'clock show. (We're old, we don't usually make is past 9:30, well Jason doesn't anyways.) He thought it was kind of a girlie movie, but when he was awake he was laughing so I think it was just funny!!!