Friday, January 29, 2010

Whatcha doin?

I'm sure those of you that don't live close by often find yourself wondering, "What is Tiffani's family doing right now?" Well here's a peek into our current pastimes/obsessions/ways we waste our time:


Puzzles. At any given time there are two or more puzzles in various stages of completion on our kitchen island. Now you know how I feel about having a clean island, so this has not been easy for me, but he loves it.

Mark: BYU basketball. We watch pretty much every single game, start to finish. Did you know the Cougars are 20-2 and are currently ranked #10 in the nation? (That will unfortunately change after our heartbreak loss to New Mexico this week.) How many colleges do you know that have a great football and basketball team? Not Boise State, that's for sure!

McKenzie: Food Network. If she's not on the computer or her cell phone (which is currently not working...grrr!), she's watching a competition on Food Network. Her favorite are the elaborate cake designs.

Dallin: Nintendo DS. He's completely obsessed and seems to have it with him at all times except for the 5-6 times a week when he loses it or it gets hidden by his sisters. He also continues to read voraciously. He finished all the Harry Potters in about a month and is now plowing through the Charlie Bone series. He's already received the highest award in the school's reading rewards program, so his teacher says she's gonna have to come up with some new prize for him to work towards. (Sorry for the shameless bragging)

Mallory: Club Penguin. OK, all my kids are obsessed with this online game, but Mallory the most. She lives in Penguinworld (don't know if that's what it's called) more than our own. I had to laugh while visiting teaching yesterday and one friend was saying she limits her kids to 1/2 hour of "screen time" a day. What a great mom! My kids don't know what to do with themselves if they're not sitting in front of a screen. Just one more reason I'll never be nominated mother of the year.

Me: Watching "How I Met Your Mother" on DVD, taking a bath in the middle of the day, drinking Cranberry Sierra Mist (with a lime wedge...pretty close to Sonic's cherry limeade). This is what I do when the kids are in school. Yep, pretty much equates to sitting around eating bonbons. Sorry to rub in the fact that all my kids are in school and I have lots of free time on my hands. I've also been working on organizing my photos from the past two years. Here's two funny ones I found that the kids had taken in the fall of '08 ('cause I know the real reason you check my blog is to see my cute kids.)

Why am I taking a photography class when Brady can stick the camera out and take a self-portrait like this?

So how are you all wasting your time these days?

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JasonDebbie said...

I love those food network cake challenges too!

michiganbliss said...

Missing you.

I spend a good amount of time doing that.

Melissa said...

Wow! You have too much time on your hands, girl! Lucky you!

Alisa said...

I seem to be wasting my time cleaning my house and doing laundry! The newly clean home/drawers/closets/cupboards look like a tornado passed through within seconds of my kids coming home from school. How in the HECK do you KEEP your house clean? I know how you get it clean- through hard work- but keeping it clean seems to be beyond my abilities! :) When I'm done wasting my time, I enjoy my reading time, or my time with friends, or the biggest time black hole- the computer! :)

Alisa said...

Reading over that last comment, it sounds a whole lot more ornery than I meant it to! Sorry about that! Also.....upon further contemplation, I have to confess that I have probably spent the most amount of time experimenting with recipes. Not even for meals-so-I-have-a-reason kind of recipes. But trying to figure out how to make really good home made soft pretzels or the best fudge recipe, or grinding wheat to make into 100% whole wheat bread. All of which takes a staggering amount of time!