Monday, October 14, 2013

Home again, home again, jiggity jig!

Well, we are home.

Oregon was wonderful as always! My momma spoiled me and I ate lots of goodies. I'll talk more about that later when I have time to upload some photos.

For now, I am happy to be home in my house that I really do love! I'll tell you something- before I left, I cleaned that house very good because Makayla (sister-in-law) was going to spend the night for a few nights to watch Dante until Clay's parents could take over at their house. I didn't mop the floors...but that was pretty much the only thing I didn't do. I'm so happy I did that! I came home exhausted to a clean house that even smelled good! Clay's first words when we walked in was, "Does it smell good to you?" we were shocked. We have one of those smelly plug ins...but I think the stench of our often overflowing trash always overpowers it...and since I emptied all the trashes and everything was clean, it allowed the house to be filled with the nice plug in smell. What a treat!

Also- I must update you since you know, I've whined quite a bit about it. The fruit fly situation. 

I am so happy to report that they are DEAD! ALL OF THEM! I made the decision to throw away all the fruits we had left (not too many) out in the OUTSIDE garbage before we left. I also put a fresh trap of apple cider vinegar with dawn in a glass measuring cup with plastic wrap tightly covering it with small holes poked in it. It's so disgusting but do you know how happy I was to come home and see probably hundreds of fruit flies DEAD in that trap?! Oh! It was marvelous! I shall never be so happy again! At least not until my next big accomplishment.

In other news I am cutting sugar and treats until Thanksgiving. Clay is going to do his mightiest to do this as well. I am supposed to remind him to talk to his mother about hiding treats when we go to their house...because...this is one thing we have learned. In a serious way recently. Food really does make our bodies feel different. Sugar, and fast food make it hurt. Juices and whole food make them have more energy. I mean, it isn't rocket science. But a bit of an accidental experiment happened a couple weeks ago. We decided to have chick file for dinner like we love to do and Clay went to play basketball later that night. He said it was so hard and he was dragging like he never had before...and BOOM. We understood that dang fast food saps the energy right out of us! It's so hard to resist though!

I am going to try and do more freezer meals so that I don't get fast food as much. Working full time and going to the gym make it pretty hard for me to make dinner.

Oh also, I am quite motivated to get our 72 hour kits in order and purchase some guns. I will talk more about that later. But the funny thing is, my motivation came from watching a movie about zombies. Go figure.

Alright, well that is about it for now. Lots to do, lots to catch up on.


  1. GUNS...welcome to the family. Ownership is a very proud and powerful moment.

  2. SO ANNOYING, I commented, and lost it. WELL- I'm glad you are back, even thouhg we dont' live by eachother, I feel the effects of you not being home! ha. that is so funny that the zombie movie is what inspired you guys to get a gun, haha. Mike is looking into a gun for me! I'm really glad bc his guns are so big and heavy. I bet you'll end up getting one too once you play with his. I can't wait to hear about your trip. I wish you wou ldhave taken a pic of the fruit flies!!! That sounds awesome!!!! Love you, glad you're back!

  3. I love cleaning the house before we leave on trips! Ok, I'm kind of weird because I like cleaning in general even when we aren't going on trips. But coming home to a fresh house is the best! Yay for no more fruit flies! And yay for a good Oregon trip! The next time you guys go out that way you should stop through Meridian, we would love to see you guys!

  4. Loved the blog. I love it when I leave my house clean. I usually do that, even when I leave your dad. It's just so wonderful to come home to a clean house. Same thing with waking up to a clean house. The fly thing....I'm going to try that! I want to join you on your no sugar thing but want to start after my b-day. I've dine that before and I actually reached goal! What a shock! We had such a good time with you two here. I wish everyone lived within a couple of hours. That will never happen. I teased jake the other day about moving to Philomoth again the other day and he said "you never know ,that might happen yet". I hope he was serious!! Love and miss you already.

  5. I usually leave the house clean when we go away, and I always love coming home. I have made those fly traps and I really catch flies. I hate those things. I had so much fun with you guys and it was so wonderful to see you. You are so beautiful. Hugs I need to try to give up sugar until Thanksgiving great idea.