Sunday, November 30, 2008


Bella enjoyed helping us decorate the Christmas tree. She especially loved the Christmas balls. She is such a blessing to our family. We just love her to pieces.

Christmas Spirit

We caught the Christmas Spirit at our house this weekend. We had a wonderful time together putting up the Christmas tree. We went out to dinner as a family then came home and watched a movie. We had a really good time together as a family. I treasure these times as they are sometimes hard to come by in this crazy world!! We are so excited for Christmas to come and be able to spend more time with our family.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Have you ever gotten a phone call from DI (Deseret Industry's) telling you they have some of your stuff? Well it happened awhile ago when we were moving, a box got taken to DI with some legal papers by mistake. They called us and Clint went down and picked it up. How embarrassing. Since then I have been pretty careful to go through stuff before I take it there. Well I guess Clint found a box of books the other day and decided to drop it off at DI. How helpful!! Well, today guess who called me? DI. This lady called and asked if someone had just dropped some stuff off to DI. I said I didn't, but maybe my husband did. She asked me if there was a M'Liss Inman that lived here. I said that's me. She then let me know they had a journal and P-blessing that had my name on it and that I could come down and pick them up. OK how mortifying!!! So not only has DI seen my legal papers they have now read my journal from when I was 17 years old. Who knows what kind of stuff is in there. Now I have to go down there and see this lady that has seen my private feeling from when I was too young to know any better.
Just a lesson out there for all of you that take stuff to DI for donation. Just be sure to go through everything you take because you really don't want people at DI reading your things that you thought no one else would ever see.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Twilight Movie Review

It is done. I was finally able to see "the" movie. Can I just say a couple words about it--
amazing, wonderful, great, terrific, fabulous, incredible, my list could continue on. I thought it was totally worth the $7.00 that I paid!! I would even pay the non-matinee price to see it. I plan on going and seeing it many more times. Edward was even better in "real" life. I think Bella did a pretty good job. I couldn't quit thinking about her in "Catch that Kid" though. I think all the others characters were portrayed pretty well too. I still wanted to smack Rosalie. What a brat. It was also helpful to read the blurb on the 5th book that Stephanie has online. All in all I think it was worth the time and money spent. My friend got an email saying that New Moon is in the works. Let's all cross our fingers that does happen.
GO Team Edward!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Movie Review

You probably thought it was about Twilight, alas I haven't been lucky enough to see it, yet. Just thought I would catch up on the movie reviews before I do see Twilight and write one on that. I have seen a couple lately. The first is- Max Payne. I always see movies Jarom wants to see first just to make sure they are OK. This one was just plain weird. It would be worth seeing at the discount theater if you are into weird and weirder. The next one was the new OO7 movie. I was looking forward to seeing this. I wish I could say that I enjoyed it. I was disappointed with it. It pretty much just dripped cheese. This new James Bond was way better in the last one. Lots of shooting and no one EVER gets hit. Totally unbelievable! The acting wasn't that great either. So another one for the Discount theater. Hopefully my review for Twilight will be totally different then these.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I went by the movie theater this afternoon about 4pm and there was already a line for the midnight showing of Twilight. I am just as excited about it as the next person but that's like 8 hours in line, outside. I can't wait to hear tomorrow from all those who were brave and waited it out to be some of the first to see it. I am so excited!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thankful Tag

My sister started this tag and I thought that I would participate. I think it a great way for us to remember all the many things that we are thankful for.
My Husband
My son
My daughter
our dog
our home
my friends
my mom and dad
my sisters and brothers/in-laws
my nieces and nephews
Clint's job
the Gospel
sleeping kids
sleeping husbands
sleeping dogs
quiet time
Olive Garden
Our Ward
video games
Dollar store
Hobby Lobby
being able to see, hear, walk, talk, etc.
My sister for starting this Thankful tag.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Some Garage Sale Finds

Here are some of the garage sale finds I have found the last couple of times out. The table was at our last house when we moved in, so it came with us on our move. The chairs were $2.00 each at a garage sale in the ghetto (sorry mom). A little spray paint and new seats (made by me) and they look a lot better. The pot on the table was $2.00 at a garage sale and the flowers in it were on clearance at Walmart for $2.50.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Up and Running

Our van is up and running again. Thanks to mom and dad who picked it up from the mechanic so I wouldn't have to drive as far to get it. It runs a lot better and smoother. The only problem with it now is of course the problem we took it to the mechanic in the first place for. If you are first starting the car and happen to be backing up, when you go to put it in drive it stalls. It doesn't matter if you have not driven it for awhile or have driven it all day it does not like to start out in reverse then into drive. But at least it runs and sounds better. Hopefully we will get better gas mileage. We were getting about 10.5 mpg in summer and about 11.5 now that the weather has cooled down some. Go figure. I am just hopeful it will last us another year and then maybe we will be able to get another new-to-us used car. New cars are just too much stress for me. If you buy a used car it already has dings and stuff. Waiting for that first ding or scratch on a new car that you are paying a ton of money for is way too much stress for me.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How we spent Veteran's Day

We started the day off by Addison and M'Liss going to grandma Carla's house with Marni and her bunch. While we were there the mechanic called and said our van was ready. Since we live in Mesa and the mechanic is in Peoria (about an hour drive away from Mesa and 15 min. from mom's house), my dad was kind enough to take me over to pick it up. While I was driving back to my mom's house the van kept doing this jerking thing. I thought maybe it needs gas, so I fill her up. Well it still does it so I call the mechanic and he says bring it back and we'll look at it. Well they look at it and cannot figure out what is wrong. Since they fixed the problem we took it in for it created a new problem because that is how cars are. So After two hours of dealing with car troubles my dad comes back and picks me up and we leave the van there again. He says let me think on it for awhile. Now we have to hurry back to mom's house to get back home to go to the Dr.'s in east Mesa by 3:15. It is now 2:30. We make it back to my house by 3:05(thanks to Marni's great driving). We jump in our other van and take off for the 20 min. drive to the Dr.'s. We make it close enough.
Now for the Dr's. Addison was diagnosed last October with Eosinophillic Esophagitus. Which is severe food allergies. It is where her body attacks itself with toxins trying to get rid of the allergens in her body. It makes sores in her esophagus and she also has sores in her colon. She also was diagnosed with IBS, so she is in a lot of pain most of the time. Her diet is rice and any rice products- rice milk and rice ice cream, rice noodles and rice crackers. She can also eat cooked broccoli and green beans and salad. She can have apples, grapes and bananas. She can also eat meat sparingly. So basically she doesn't eat much. She had many tests and procedures last year along with being on a the very strict diet. But she is still having problems. She has already missed a ton of school. So the Dr. wants to do more testing (which Addison is against) and x-rays to see what her colon looks like when she doesn't feel good. Along with going back to the Allergist for more testing. We are hopeful that as we take another look at all her health issues she will be able to have a better year in 2009 than she did in 2008.
So our day wasn't quite like we hoped but we are looking forward to Thanksgiving weekend and spending time together as a family and with our extended family. We are so grateful to all those Veteran's and people in the Military now who are dedicated to protecting and serving the country we live in and the freedom we enjoy.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mormon drive-by

Mormon drive-by: going by a garage sale without stopping and getting out. You just kind of cruise on past looking, looking, looking, and see ya. Why waste valuable garage sale time getting out of the car if there isn't anything worth stopping for?
I went out garage sale-ing(couldn't figure out how to spell it) with my mom, two sisters, daughter and daughters friend. Us girls also had a man tag-a-long. My sister almost made her husband drive all the way from Avondale to Mesa by himself in his own car because it was suppose to be a girls morning out going to garage sales. But he is always welcome to come with because no one makes deals like he does. I could not believe the stuff he got for a buck, when the people were asking 3-5 bucks for it. We all found some really good stuff for some really good bargains. Don't you just love a good garage sale!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Holiday Boutique

Marni had a Holiday Boutique in Gilbert last Saturday. I went with her to help her load and unload. She has some amazing things that she made. These are some pictures of what her booth looked like. She also has stuff left over so if you see something you are interested in go to her blog- or give her a call.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Forgot to add picture

Here is the picture of Jarom, Addison, Jackson and their friend Raychelle. I forgot to add it when I added the other one. Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween. So glad it's over. Looking forward to Christmas!