Update Overload

I update the blog with everything that has happened this month that I was a slacker at. So you will have to click 'older posts' to view everything.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wiggly Worm

I have this shirt which I really love. It is just a feel good shirt. It is a greenish colour and just hides everything I want it to hide. The other day I was wearing it at work and all day long I kept feeling as though I have worn the shirt at another time in my life or something. It was just a very serious case of deja vu. I tried not to think about it, but there was something in the back of my mind all day. Then it hit me. I remembered wearing something just like it when I was younger. This is my shirt that I enjoying wearing:

This is the outfit that I was remember wearing:

It was my wiggly worm costume when I was in pre-primary school. I was a segment of the worm, we walked in single file around the hall and wiggled. It was fun - I think. My mom made my outfit. We stuffed newspaper into it to make it poof at the bottom. Funny little memories!

Making Our Dreams Come True

There have been many occasions recently when the General Authorities have informed us of our roles and responsibilities. Mom is the care-taker in the family. She stays home and looks after the emotional side of things. She is the one that cooks, cleans and takes care of the family. Dad is the one that is out working. He brings home the bacon, takes care of the physical side of the family. Sadly in today's world it is hard to have mom stay at home and fulfill her roles and responsibilities.

Then there are situations like ours. Ben needs to focus on his studies so that he can make his dream come true about becoming an architect. So he goes to school full-time in the evenings, works part-time in the mornings (mainly for the great benefits) and takes care of our little bundle of demanding joy during the day. In order for us to survive and pay the bills, Casey needs to work full-time.

Differences that we have noticed is that Casey is able to cook dinner, wash the dishes and clean up around the house, while having Cynthia crawling on and around her feet and legs or in her arms. While Ben either cooks dinner, washing the dishes, cleans up or plays with Cynthia. There are no multi-tasking abilities. Dr. Lund stated the theory that the above example is a common trait for men and women. On the same note, when Casey leaves for work in the morning she drops Cynthia off at the baby-sitter, each morning it rips her heart out to know that she will not be able to spend the day with Cynthia and possibly miss the milestones in her life, or fulfill her divine design in the home. Meanwhile it does not bother Ben to be away for the day missing the milestones and the house work as long as he is able to provide for his family.

With that knowledge in mind, we have decided to do whatever it takes to make our dreams come true. Therefore we have start a business as independent distributors. We have products for: weight management, targeted nutrition, energy and fitness and personal care / outer nutrition.

We have been using the products for about week now and we can see a difference in our lives. Ben usually takes a bag of candy to work in the morning for the sugar and energy. He has been drinking an energy drink every morning before work and has not needed his bag of candy. Without the extra sugar from the candy, he is reducing his risk of developing any sugar related illnesses such as diabetes. Casey is trying out the weight loss program. Over the past week she has lost 2 dress sizes. We had to buy her new pants this weekend. She has not had any headaches this week either and lately she has been having very severe headaches.

We believe that these products are a good investment for anyone trying to improve their health or work from home. Please let us know if you are interested or go to our website links on the right.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I though that this was fun - thanks Ouma!

Find your birthday and then find your tree.

Dec 23 to Jan 01 - Apple Tree
Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 - Pine Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 - Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 - Lime Tree
Mar 21 (only) - Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 - Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10 - Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 - Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30 - Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 - Ash Tree
Jun 04 to Jun 13 - Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 - Fig Tree
Jun 24 (only) - Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 - Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 - Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 - Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 - Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 - Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 01 - Pine Tree
Sep 02 to Sep 12 - Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 - Lime Tree
Sep 23 (only) - Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 - Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 - Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 - Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 - Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 - Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 - Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 - Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 - Fig Tree
Dec 22 (only) - Beech Tree

TREES (in alphabetical order)

Apple Tree (Love) -- quiet and shy at times, lots of charm, appeal, And attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile, adventurous, sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, many talents, loves children, needs affectionate partner.

Ash Tree (Ambition) -- extremely attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be very egotistic, reliable, restless lover, sometimes money rules over the heart, demands attention, needs love and much emotional support.

Beech Tree (Creative) -- has good taste, concerned about its looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.).

Birch Tree (Inspiration) -- vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

Cedar Tree (Confidence) -- of rare strength, knows how to adapt, Likes unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker, determined, often impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

Chestnut Tree (Honesty) -- of unusual stature, impressive, well-developed sense of justice, fun to be around, a planner, born diplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others feelings, hard worker, sometimes acts superior, feels not understood at times, fiercely family oriented, very loyal in love, physically fit.

Cypress Tree (Faithfulness) -- strong, muscular, adaptable, takes What life has to give but doesn't necessarily like it, strives to be content, optimistic, wants to be financially in dependent, wants love and affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly and careless, loves to gain knowledge, needs to be needed.

Elm Tree (Noble-mindedness) -- pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.

Fig Tree (Sensibility) -- very strong minded, a bit self-willed, honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or arguments, hard worker when wants to be, loves life and friends, enjoys children and animals, sexually oriented, great sense of humor, has artistic talent and great intelligence.

Fir tree (Mysterious) -- extraordinary taste, handles stress well, loves anything beautiful, stubborn, tends to care for those close to them, hard to trust others, yet a social butterfly, likes idleness and laziness after long demanding hours at work, rather modest, talented, unselfish, many friends, very reliable.

Hazelnut Tree (Extraordinary) -- charming, sense of humor, very demanding but can also be very understanding, knows how to make a lasting impression, active fighter for social causes and politics, popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist, has a precise sense of judgment and expects complete fairness.

Hornbeam Tree (Good Taste) -- of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and acknowledgment in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.

Lime Tree (Doubt) - intelligent, hard working, accepts what life dishes out, but not before trying to change bad circumstances into good ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, may appear tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to make sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but not always enough time to use them, great leadership qualities, is jealous at times but extremely loyal.

Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) -- no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.

Oak Tree (Brave) -- robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.

Olive Tree (Wisdom) -- loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.

Pine Tree (Peacemaker) -- loves agreeable company, craves peace and harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, likes to write poetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all, falls strongly in love but will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionally soft, low self-esteem, needs affection and reassurance.

Poplar Tree (Uncertainty) -- looks very decorative, talented, not very self-confident, extremely courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

Rowan Tree (Sensitivity) -- full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive

Walnut Tree (Passion) -- unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

Weeping Willow (Melancholy) - likes to be stress free, loves family life, full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic, loves anything beautiful, musically inclined, loves to travel to exotic places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with when pressured, sometimes demanding, good intuition, suffers in love until they find that one loyal, steadfast partner; loves to make others laugh.

Ben – Fig Tree
Casey – Walnut Tree
Cynthia – Elm Tree

What tree did you fall from?

Monday, September 15, 2008

ASD Dew tour

a friend of ours gave us tickets to the ASD Dew Tour, so of course we went. Saturday(Sep 13) was the skateboard competitions, and that was the night we got to go. So here is a bunch of pics and stuff for all you skateboarder fans.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Cynthia's New Toy

The video says it all!

Honey, you have a lizard like tongue! But I still love you!

I'm Gonna Get It!

Cynthia has been scooting for a few months and crawling for about 6 weeks. But she has the funniest crawl. She can crawl like any normal baby, but chooses not to. This is her excited "I gonna get it" crawl. It is so funny!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cute and Funny Pictures for your Enjoyment!

Labour Day

Labour day was a very interesting day. Cynthia woke up at about 7 am, Ben fed her and then we all climbed back into bed. At about 9:20 am there was this extremely loud crack of thunder that woke us up. So we went to investigate. During that morning we had lots and lots of hail falling from the sky. Cynthia found this very interesting. She was mesmerized. She would just stair trying to figure it all out. It was cute. Once it had calmed down a bit, I got some hail in a bowl for Cynthia to play with. Check it out!

We also spent the day unpacking boxes. Cynthia found it fun to help. Here are some pictures of her helping unpack boxes with Ben and I. Just on a side note - she actually made some noise while trying to eat the bugle.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


As most of you know, we moved the 1st of August. We have slowly been unpacking every weekend. We don't want to be squirrels and store things, so we are slowly getting rid of everything that we don't need. Cynthia has been helping when she is not taking a nap. I am also going through her clothing and putting clothes that are to small in a box. Last night Cynthia thought she would help Mommy unpack by unpacking her clothes.

Ouma: this reminds me of you telling me that I would unpack things and you would pack them away and then I would unpack them again. Cynthia was the same way. I would put the clothes back in the box when she got distracted and then she would turn around and unpack them again.

"Monkey Monkey Underpants"

Ben and I love to watch the Gilmore Girls. In the final season there was this episode that was called Santa's Secret Stuff. In this episode Lorelai was trying to write a character letter for Luke but was having some problems. Rory arrived to see how things were going and this was Lorelai's reply: "Because my brain is a wild jungle full of scary gibberish. I'm writing a letter, I can't write a letter, why can't I write a letter? I am wearing a green dress, I wish I was wearing my blue dress, my blue dress is at the cleaners, the Germans wore grey, you wore blue Casablanca, "Casablanca" is such a great movie, "Casablanca" the white house, Bush, why don't I drive a hybrid car?, I should really drive a hybrid car, I should really take my bicycle to work, bicycle, unicycle, unitrad, hockey puck, rattle snake, monkey monkey underpants." Ben's response to that was: "hey that is like my mind." We realised last night that Cynthia just might be the same way. Check it out!