Thursday, September 3, 2009


You want to know what my biggest problem with shopping is? The fact that when you have the money, willing to part ways with it AND you want/need something specific you can never find it and when you aren't looking, don't have the money you ALWAYS, ALWAYS find something. Well, yesterday was no exception. Come fall, around this time of year I need jeans. And I truly would say this is more a need than a want. My mom and I went shopping seeking to find the perfect pair of jeans. YUCKO. I hate jean shopping with a passion. Here are a list of reasons and if you know the answer please feel free to comment.
  1. Do PEOPLE actually design jeans or is it some robotic/computerized "thing"?
  2. How does this "thing" actually compute the average jean style and size?
  3. Does this "thing" actually believe/compute that the average person is THAT tiny?
  4. Does this "thing" actually believe/compute that if your waist is a little skinny then it automatically believes that your thighs and behind are that small as well?
  5. Does this "thing" actually believe/compute that normal people DON'T wear underwear?
  6. Does this "thing" actually believe/compute that your calves need no circulation to the rest of your body?
  7. Does this "thing" actually believe/compute that light color jeans MAKE you look skinny?
  8. Does this "thing" actually believe/compute that I WANT people to see my underwear?
  9. Does this "thing" know that I want jeans to fit from the beginning? Not 3 hours later because the stretch has now stretched and then they fall off, but 3 hours ago they were so tight you couldn't breathe.
  10. Does this "thing" actually believe/compute that the average people need a 33 in. length?

I understand that I am probably not in the majority here. I understand that some people probably don't wear underwear and if you can stand it, good for you but I wear underwear. I understand that some people DO NOT CARE if people see their underwear, but I don't want to see it. I don't know what the average height/weight is in the country and frankly I don't care. I WANT JEANS THAT FIT JUST RIGHT!

So back to my shopping. I came home w/one pair of jeans. Not even that excited about them. Put them on last night to see if they would stretch and all too soon they were cutting my circulation off in my thighs.Those "baby's" are going back. I'm really not that picky. I am not name brand specific. I really am willing to try anything, but SERIOUSLY, can people actually WEAR some of what is out there? Mission was not accomplished. I did find a few shirts, but NOT the things that I went for. So very frustrating. Mom was there to help w/Owen and he was soooo good, but that still didn't seem to help.

Another day another dollar will hopefully find me a pair of jeans....that fit just right.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Soy Beans

On Sunday we went to Brent's parents house to see them. We hadn't seen them in awhile. With us not at Longford anymore the kids don't get off the bus there and we have been pretty busy. While we were there, the kids helped do chores, ride in the tractor, and use the 4-wheelers to help go look for a calf. I am not sure this mom is ready for her 2 older children to say they can drive the 4-wheelers by themselves. I am a nervous nelly about stuff like that. Anyway...Grandpa Derald told the kids that the beans were almost as tall as Maddie and wanted to show them. Of course, they jumped at the chance to drive the 4-wheelers even more. And sure enough, the beans were almost has tall as Maddie and were TALLER than Owen. Grandpa Derald and MaddieMaddison
Owen and Garrett in the beans
This is a walk into the beans that were taller than Owen

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Maddison has been wanting to take some pictures in sunflowers. So today we did just that. I haven't quite figured out my camera, but there were some decent shots. She was such a "poser". We both had a blast and hoping that we can do it more often. It was fun and layed back. People along the highway might have wondered what we were doing!