Friday, February 27, 2009

The Martinez Family has a blog

I am joining the blogging world...Here is the Martinez family blog. It is titled Great day...because sometime I need a reminder of that, don't we all :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday Fish Fry

Rebecca fixed fish the Uncle Charley Adams' way.
We appreciate that Uncle Charley Adams took
Rebecca out to get the fish last summer.
Sister Hamblin said she didn't like fish, but she loved Rebecca's

Sister Bishop had never been to a fish fry before, but

agreed that Rebecca's was the best.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Little Davey turned 2

Family gathered to help Davey turn 2. We were all sorry that Megan was sick and couldn't come.

Arthur celebrates birthday in GA

Arthur's 7th birthday was a success. He had lots of friends there.

Sonny is finishing up a class to become an insurance agent. She still has the state test to take. Marlee has started on cereal already as she just can't get filled up. (I think she must really take after her Grandma Foster.)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The baby shower

This weekend, as most of you know, was the baby shower. It was suppose to snow so I went up the night before and spent the night. Sure enough, we awoke to a snow storm, which prevented one of Brittany's friends from Salt Lake from attending. There were three who did remember and weren't inhibited by the bad weather. We ate some yummy foods, played a couple of games and she opened presents. I was running around so much that I forgot to take a lot of pictures.
Sorry Mama ;)
They were happy for the swing that Eva, Mary, Becca and Amanda got them. They got it all set up and is actually cuter in person than the picture on the box.
Brittany's sister knitted this afghan for them- way cute!
I made this blanket and gave them a wooden sign that has Mackenzie and "Daddy's little princess" on it.
This was one of the games where I melted candy bars in diapers and you had to try and guess what kind of candy bar it was. It was really fun.
(I know, what a waste of perfectly good candy bars)

Here are the things they got that day (other than the swing that didn't fit into the close up shot).

I think it was pretty fun. We made cute party favors that were little milk cartons only made from card stock and stamped with flowers, butterflies and hearts. I filled them with kisses, dove hearts and mini candy bars. Then we tied the top together with ribbon and had a little tag that said "Thanks" on it. I was kind of glad I had leftovers because they were so cute.

By the way, a new favorite recipe because it is so easy in a pinch:
Home Made Oreos
2 boxes of Devils Food Cake mix
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs
Beat until mixed and moist. Roll into balls & bake @ 375* for 8-10 min. Let them cool then put vanilla frosting on bottom of one, then put the bottom of another on the other side.
Variations: I used pink frosting for the baby shower and is still was yummy.
**If anyone tries using a different kind of cake mix, let me know how it works out!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Demise of the Thrasher House

This morning when I came back from Curves they had begun to tear down Thrasher's old house that burned on Thanksgiving across the road from us. At noon the last of the frame was gone. Thought you might like to see what I saw.

I also included the picture after it is completely level. You can only see the remaining dumpster in the back.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Just some cute pictures

Ean wanted to use my camera and take some pictures. These were some of my favorites. I left out the ones of his car, the T.V., books, etc. I thought they turned out pretty cute.

This one he was getting jealous and wanted his picture taken, and with a cute face like that how could I resist?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A personal best

I am super excited, and I just wanted to share with my family why, since most of you will understand. I have NEVER been a jogger (I know- shocking news flash!) but always wanted to because its never the fat people who are jogging, just skinny. There must be a reason for that. ANYWAYS....I've been going to the gym in the morning and walking on the treadmill for 20 min. and then doing weights and ball workouts. Well I got up the courage to try to start jogging, which only lasted like a minute before walking resumed (cuz I'm not one of those skinny people yet, just a fat walker ;). Well, I've worked my way up now to 1.7 miles STRAIT -with out stopping!!!!! I'm so proud of myself!! It helps that I have an AWeSoMe sports bra that is under wire and fabulous. (What can I say...I wouldn't be a Foster if I didn't comment about food or bosoms!) Only problem is I'm still not skinny and since I've been doing this for a month my pants have only gotten more snug. Richard says it's because I'm building muscle under the fat. I'd rather trade in the new muscle for old fat, but apparently you cant just trade across the board or anything. Hmmm... so I guess I just keep plugging along and hope that tomorrow I'll wake up not loving food so much! Here's hoping!

My 1st "Heart Attack"

I Just LOVE my primary girls. Even though I'm gone they still remember me and love me:-) I was given my first "Heart Attack" ever last night by them and they also left me a big plate of chocolate chip cookies. They are sooooooo awesome!!! It really made my day. I am going to keep them up for valentines day if they last that long.
On a side note I have the dumbest dog in the whole wide world. It must have taken them some time to put all the hearts on my door and Mazie didn't bark or make a sound. When they knocked on the door and ran then she got off her butt to see what was going on. Good thing I don't count on her to keep me safe!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ashley is a star

Ashley did SOOOOO good tonight at her basketball game. Mauston played in Adams. She made half of the points for her team. (WAY TO GO ASHLEY) and she played a fair game. No one walked away with any black eyes:-)
I took a video of her 1st basket of the night. (Good timing on my part.)