Thursday, December 1, 2011

Randomness Oct-Nov

10/2  I was cutting Ammon's hair and I told him to look up at my face.  He said, "I'm looking at your chinny chin chins."  Ouch.  More than one chin?
10/5  Reading a book Ammon stopped and said, "I never heard my teacher fart."
Twice.  Twice!  I went to get a drink from my night stand and there was a box elder bug in it.  Twice!!
Two different times.  Two different cups.  I flushed the first bug.  Gross!
10/8  Played kickball and ultimate frisbee last night at the church with a few other couples.  First time ever to play ultimate.  Lucky me - I scored my one and only goal and it was the winning point.
Family pictures yesterday.  We actually got one that will work!  Unbelievable!
10/9  Can barely stand up.  Sore thighs from kickball/frisbee golf.
Justin got the dumbest song stuck in my head all day.  Listen if you dare.  It's quite catchy.
10/10 Justin showed the kids the dumb song, so now it's stuck in my head again.
I'm really really really going to miss my friends when they move.  Why do my friends always have to move?
10/11 I got a flu shot today.
11/2  That flu shot made me sick for two days.  And a sore arm for four.
I almost got hit by a huge truck/semi today.  He ran a stop sign about three seconds before I would have been there.
Jacob got his official drivers permit last week.
Jacob and Isaac (and Ammon) drank Mellow Yellow.  They got it at a young men's activity at Chipotle.
Hard to turn lights off when Justin is out of town.
Love my new cell phone:  Galaxy SII
Had to buy myself new pants because my others are now too small.  Can we all say together:
"fatty fat fat."
I wish someone would help me get my house organized so I could keep it clean.
I also want someone to go through all my clothes and help me purge, then got shopping and help me rebuild the desperate wardrobe.  I'm thinking Kristy :D
Have I ever mentioned that I hate. hate. hate waking up early?  Seminary.
11-3 Putting kids to bed early.  3/4 fail.  Jacob, the one I wanted asleep early, did succumb.
11/4  I survived a field trip with Ammon's first grade class to the Mill City Museum.  In fact, it was enjoyable.
I successfully got the seeds out of a pomegranate by beating it.
Dinner with Justin at Acapulco.  It's unusual for us to go to a "sit down" restaurant.  LOVED it.  I've been missing him lately.
11/5  Raked leaves with the ward today.  We got done early so they helped us with ours.  *smile*
Biked Elm Creek today with the Robisons.  Didn't crash even once.
11/8 Woot!!  Fun time shopping with Kristy!  She helped me pick several fun new pieces for my wardrobe.
Movie with Justin.  A tad too much swearing, but lots of laughs.
Popcorn was yumm.
11/10 Sneeze. Blow nose.  Sneeze.  This is my pattern the past month.  I have allergies.  But from what?
11-11 I love running into people that I know in random places.
11/12 Biked Elm Creek yesterday on "my" new bike.  I'm only going to ride it a few times then Justin will sell it as a sample - probably.  I quite liked it.
11/21  I had hiccups during family prayer.  Ammon giggled at every hic.
Justin and I got the giggles over my Sean Connery Impersonation.
We have delved into our Christmas shopping.
Ammon has a thing for all things scary, Halloween-ish, or Goosebumps.
Allison babysat again today.  She loved it.
11/22 Justin's soccer jerseys are orange.  Bright orange.
Jacob babysat for the first time tonight for other people.  The kids slept the whole time.
11/23 Isaac left a 2 gallon tub of vanilla ice cream out last night while we were at the soccer game, even though I looked him in the face and specifically told him to  Turned into a positive by making .yummy dummy chocolate shakes.  Yet another Dittmer crisis averted.
Ammon has been having pms the past few days.
I bought some "candy laces with toffee flavor" from Ikea.  Not good.  I had such high hopes.
Mailed Christmas cards today!
"I mustache you a question, but I'm shaving it for later."
11/24  I love sleeping in on Thanksgiving.
Found some great deals online today instead of fighting the crowds tomorrow.
Still planning on fighting crowds tomorrow at a few more select stores.
How far are they going to push the limits on Black Friday?  Lots of stores are opening at midnight and even 9pm today.
Justin has the boys outside winterizing the yard.
11/25  What a day.  Slept two hours last night and just woke from a three hour nap.
But did we get some gaaaaa-rate deals!
I loved how excited Justin was.  Don't kid yourself.  He likes shopping.
We braved Wal-Mart.   It was bad.  Very very bad.  But were in and out in 15 minutes.
I wanted a Lego set for me.  It had a key and owls.
We ate breakfast at McDonalds at 2am.
Justin bought new tires this morning for his work van.
We need a new alternator for our van.  $500.  We already spend $1500 on it this year.  Poop.
I'm craving chicken lo mein.
Update on car stuff:  Justin needs new tie rods along with tires so it's $900.
Justin changed the alternator and s-belt (which took him  Yay!
We started the car and it's still making the rattle, so the car fix it place was wrong.
$200 + all the hours for nothing.
I DID come in useful helping Justin though :D
The kids are telling me I give them too many jobs.
Just wrote a scathing email to Barnes and Noble about their joke of a sale.  Dweebs.
11/27 More updates on the car situation.  Justin's ended up $1100.  My car needed a water pump, which Justin also got fixed.
Got out tree put up tonight, but it was hard!  We had to fix the top portion; half of it was burned out.
But it's up!  Now for the fun part of putting on the ornaments.
Allison has a sick tummy today so we stayed home from church.
11/29 Had a fun day with Justin today.  Love him.
I LOVE the sound of my kids doing their homework.  Smile.
New kitchen dish towels.


  1. fun snapshot of your lives. it's fun to hear about what the kids are into theses days and to hear some of the ups and downs at the minnesota dittmers. sorry about the car trouble. that is the worst! glad you got some great deals though. we didn't brave the stores, but we did order some stuff online.

  2. I like how you also keep a record of the funny stuff your kids say. We still quote some of the things our kids said when they were little.
    What a fun list to read.