Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The greatest find in the last 15 years

Sounds like something dramatic right? Well to me it is! I have been wearing something to correct my vision since sixth grade, about 1991. I started wearing contacts in the eighth grade, about 1993. Since that time, I've always had to choose either contacts or glasses because of insurance. Most insurance plans offer benefits for one or the other in any policy year. I've always picked contacts because that is what I prefer to wear. It's always a good idea to have a good pair of glasses for nights and just in case something happens to your contacts (i.e. they get torn, dropped on the bathroom floor and can't be found because I can't see, lost in a lake, etc). I haven't had new glasses in five years, until now! Roger often listens to Clark Howard on the drive home. He referenced this website about two weeks ago. It's a place to buy glasses with frames starting at $8. I thought it was too good to be true, but really really wanted it not to be. I was so excited to perhaps have a solution for my yearly vision correction dilemma. So I checked it out and ordered some glasses. I got two pairs of glasses with shipping for $40. They came on Monday. I don't usually take pictures of myself, but I wanted to show the glasses and I wanted to make sure I don't look like a dweeb in the new frames. It really is the greatest thing ever, well at least in the last 14 years! I'm so thrilled I wanted to share it with everyone! Happy shopping!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Can you say F-R-E-E?

We were in search of some free entertainment this weekend. We found a couple things to do and it turned out quite fun.

We went down to Station Square in Pittsburgh. It's an old train station that's been converted to a mall. There are these fun fountains that have movements synchronized to music. The girls got a kick out of it. Everyone got a little sprayed which was perfect on a hot day. In the background you can see an old steel making furnace. Roger and I thought they were way cool. There's a couple difference old machines they have on display that workers used to make steel. Steel used to be the heart and soul of Pittsburgh.

It was too humid and hot, so what do we do? Camp inside. Yep we are wusses. The girls thoroughly enjoyed it though. Anything out of the ordinary is exciting. All four of us slept in the tent on Friday night. I can't sleep on the floor like I used to. It was a miserable night! Luckily not bad enough that I won't do it again though! Maybe next time we can suck it up and go to a real camp ground!

Who knew that tents and blankets downstairs could make a couple of kids so happy!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

More fun from Pop Candy

Ok, ok, I swear I really don't read Pop Candy that often, but I had to share another good quiz that I saw today. It's a promo for the new Bionic Woman series. It tests how bionic you are. It actually was hard, well I thought so anyway. I was only 37% bionic. You can find it here. I thought all you Worths would appreciate it! How bionic are you?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

It could have been worse

I was making dinner yesterday while the girls were at the table playing with the beads that make these type of projects.

I was enthralled with what I was doing (making sure my yeast was active), when Avery says to me, "I can't get this bead out." I look over at her and she has her finger in her nose. Yep that's right Avery stuck a bead up her nose. I didn't really know what to do. We haven't seen a pediatrician here yet. I just called a nearby office to see what I should do. They said to take her to the emergency room. Luckily it's about 2 minutes away. I packed everyone up and we went. It took a doctor all of about 10 seconds to get the bead out. I didn't try to get it out and it had only been in about an hour by the time it was removed. The doctor said it was good I didn't try myself, that's when there are problems. The best part about it was that Avery didn't seem to mind at all. Actually maybe that is bad. It probably didn't scare her enough to make sure she doesn't do it again. So all in all, the first trip to the emergency room with kids wasn't that memorable!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I can't say I've been there

Ashby has been quite into playing school. Below was the scene that met us last night for our family home evening activity. Ashby had been working very hard to get everything set up for us. This was our lesson. We had to guess what each picture looked like. She would usually just agree with whatever Roger or I suggested, but occasionally she would suggest her own idea.

I want to draw attention to the bottom row of pictures. The first, drawn in blue is obviously an elephant, right? Then Ashby asked what the next picture is, Roger suggested dinosaur, I immediately shot him down, I was sure it was a paramecium. However we were both wrong. Ashby said it's a picture of ear world, where everything is made of ears. How great is that? I would put forth that the evilest of all villains on ear world is The Giant Q-Tip.

I can't write about Ashby's funny comment without including one from Avery. Like I've said before she loves and I mean loves candy. We were eating puff pancakes for breakfast a couple of Saturdays ago and Roger was putting both powdered sugar and syrup on his. I couldn't let this go unnoticed and made a snide remark. He commented that he was working on going into a sugar induced comma. Avery promptly said "can I come?" It was so great. We laughed for quite a while. Undoubtedly she would be going too if she had her way with all the candy she could get her hands on.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

What about the east?

I sometimes, not all the time, have to talk myself into not feeling homesick. I know that most of what I miss about Utah is the people, but sometimes my concerns are geography related. There definitely are several things that are different about living in the east than in the west. These thoughts lead to my new top five.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007