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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sorry if you live in a red state, but you get the idea!‏

Okay, for those of you who really know know I really could care less about all this political crap that's going on! My opinion...let's just vote and get this over with! We're down to 6 days until voting (yay!!) and my mom sent this out to me today...I actually got a good giggle when I read it, and thought I'd pass it along! Enjoy!

Dear Red States:

We've decided we're leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we're taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren't aware, that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the entire Northeast. We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new country of New California.

To sum up briefly: You get Texas , Oklahoma and all the slave states. We get stem cell research and the best beaches. We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood. We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss. We get 85 percent of America 's venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama. We get two-thirds of the tax revenue; you get to make the red states pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families. Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we're going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they're apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don't care if you don't show pictures of their children's caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq , and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we're not willing to spend our resources in Bush's Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent of the country's fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation's fresh fruit, 95 percent of America's quality wines, 90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy League and Seven Sister schools plus Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT. With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care costs), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia. We get Hollywood and Yosemite , thank you.

Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale. 62 percent believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the war, the death penalty, or gun laws. 44 percent say that evolution is only a theory. 53 percent still believe that Saddam was involved in 9/11. And 61 percent of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.

Finally, we're taking the good pot, too. You can have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico .

Peace out,
Blue States

Erin: I don't even know what a 'red state' means
Cori: To: Erin & Who ever else knows LESS about politics then me :)

A 'red state' is a state who votes republican during elections. The 'red' is the color code used to represent republican. On election night they will show a map of the USA and some states will be blue (those are democratic) others will be red (those are republican). It's an easy way to determine who is winning the election w/o getting super technical!

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

18-Month Check-Up

*sigh* My babies are growing up!! The triplets had their 18-month checkup with their pediatrician today and are growing really well! Their pediatrician actually told Kim "most families only have one really active lucked out and have three"! Not sure if that was meant to be a compliment or not ... but Kim & I giggled about that!

Jack weighs 27lbs
Nate weighs 24lbs
Gabrielle weighs 26lbs

The doctor kept saying "they look phenominal", and was impressed with all of the constantly saying "what's that?" over and over! They got 2 shots today...poor kids...Gabs & Nate didn't even really cry, Jack freaked out and did his normal "I'll show you and not breathe" he was screaming so hard! It was a very loud SILENT scream! Their next appointment won't be until their 2year one! Yikes...2 is coming in 6months! Crazy...time sure flies!

Funny story...after I got to work this afternoon, I took the kids outside to play while Kim got ready to go. While we were outside playing a car drove by and realized there were triplets and said "do you watch all of them at once?" What do you think I watch only one or two at a time, and the other one watches himself! haha!

Oh...Zak had his doctors appointment today and it turned out not only did he break the cartlidge in his nose but also several small bones! So he has to have a minor procedure on Friday morning and go under general anesthesia to fix the breaks and prevent any future breathing problems he could potentially have if this isn't done. They said because he went in so soon after the injury it should be a very easy "fix" and the procedure should only last 15minutes. So that will be an exciting start to Halloween!

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Love You Julia!

Hang in there girlie - I LOVE YOU!!
Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Monday, October 27, 2008

Laid Off, Train Ride & Misc. Ramblings

Getting Laid-Off
My weekend started off with my being 'laid off due to economic reasons" on Friday. Basically Kim isn't selling houses, and thus not making money - and if she isn't making money it's hard to pay me! So for now I'm not working, I am going to take the remainder of the quarter off from work. This quarter is a 'make or break' one for me and getting into the nursing program at SPU. Plus I need to do some volunteering in the health field to fluff up my nursing application. So I think this will be best for me this quarter. We'll re-assess things in the end of December to see if Kim can once again afford me. So we'll see how it goes.

Train Ride w/ The Munro Kids
On Saturday Jaime, Madison, Erin & I took Aiden, Connor & MacKenzie to the Snoqualmie Railroad and road a "Halloween Train". The kids had a great time on the train. The boys were mesmorized by everything, Madison was excited to see MacKenzie and MacKenzie just wanted to wander around and not sit still! So the 90minute train ride was quite an adventure! But well worth it, and we had a great time! We ended it with a trip to the park and Ixtapa. Fun day had by all!

Other Misc. Ramblings
♦ I got Ellie to stop crying in nursery again yesterday!
♦ Zak broke his nose playing in a basketball tournament on Saturday. He goes to the ENT doctor tomorrow to find out if he needs surgery
♦ I had my Chem mid-term today - and am happy to say I AM DONE with it!
♦ Presidential election is in 7 days - yay!!

Okay I think that is about it!! Have a fantastic Monday evening!!

Erin: fun fun fun

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Where Were You?

Today in my stats class we were discussing the OJ Simpson trial and I immediatly remembered where I was when the jury proclaimed him innocent - standing outside the computer lab at John Muir Elementry. That got me thinking about where I was during other BIG events in history while I've been alive....
  • 9/11: Sitting in the Byer's home during Seminary, we then watched endless hours of coverage at school for the rest of the day.
  • Start of the War: In the den at home watching live coverage of the press confrence and seeing the first bomb go off.
  • Princess Diana's Death: Watching TGIF on tv when they announced the accident and then the next morning walking into my parents room and seeing it on the front page of the paper that she had died.
  • Nisqually Earthquake: Sitting in the commons during lunch at Cedarcrest when the big 6.8 magnatude earthquake shook the northwest
  • BIG San Fransisco Earthquake: I was 3 and I remember sitting up in my aunts bed in her condo and not sure what was going on.
  • End of the Gulf War: I remember standing on my parents dresser trying to change the channel to cartoons and being told to STOP since they were watching news coverage.

I'm sure there are more but those are the ones that came to my mind first. What do you remember??


OJ Innocent -- Mr Nets math class
9/11: Working at triplets
Start of the War: ???????????
Princess Diana's Death: Walking out of gma condo sat morning with gma and mom and gma spotting headline on neighbors paper. I had read the head " Di Dead" already but the meaning didn't click until gma noticed it.
Nisqually Earthquake: Standing in kitchen first thought big truck going up hill.
Oklahoma city bombing: drivers ed

Cori: Oh forgot about the Oklahoma City Bombing...I was at Tom Knapp's house trying to entertain baby Alex...Wow it's crazy what things we remember!
9/11: Home with exchange student.
Start of the War: No idea
Princess Diana's Death: At Cori's house
Nisqually Earthquake: Math class
BIG San Fransisco Earthquake: Was I alive?
End of the Gulf War: No idea
OJ Simpson: No idea
Cori: You were at my house for Princess Di's death?? I don't remember :)

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

13 Days in Counting...

until the ELECTION HAPPENS ~ Hallalujuah!

Don't get me wrong, I think all that is going on in the political world exciting. The start of a new era, and changes for our country. But I am tired of the mean smear ads on tv, the endless analysis, the signs & posters, etc.

I can honestly say, I do not care who wins - I'm not a diehard political person (like the rest of my family who are obsessed), but I really would love to see Barack Obama win the election. I'm voting for Obama and Biden to win. And according to everyone around me....they are the best canidates for the whitehouse! I think it is so cool that America finally has a GOOD chance of having an African American President!! I think that is just awesome!

I have to admit even though I'm voting for Barack - and am not supposed to like McCain or Palin...I gotta say that I LOVE PALIN'S STYLE!! I know she has wardrobe people & hairstylist, but she always looks so nice!! I wish I had the time...and/or money to do that!! But I have also heard (news flash today that she (and the Republican Party) spent over $150k on clothes...I wish I had money to do that! *sigh* I have an addition...and that would be to clothes!!

My mom and dad are absolutely addicted to CNN & MSNBC (especially Keith Obermann & Rachel Maddow) and I'm not sure what they'll do when the election is over!! Tonight I sat and watched those two shows with my dad & Kelly, and they both just reported the same news...then my mom gets home and immediatly wants to know 'what's new, anyone new endorce anyone, etc" - blah blah blah! It was boring, and not that enjoyable!

Anyway, 13 days until we all vote for president...I hope you all are making an informed decision (I know I am - haha) and vote for who you think will best run our country for the next 4 years!

Julia: Go Obama!!!!! :)

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Punkin' Patch

Today the triplets & I met up with Amy & Camryn at Carleton Farm in Snohomish for a trip to the Pumpkin Patch! We had a lot of fun...lots to 'talk' about!

We arrived and headed down a steep hill to the pumpkin patch. Camryn took a shortcut and went down a large tube slide! The pumpkins in that pumpkin patch had been well picked over by then and all that was left were icky green moldy ones. So we decided to hike across that field to another pumpkin patch. Trying to push the stroller through the vines of pumpkins and mud was really difficult, but we finally did make it and found much better pumpkins!! I let the babies out of the stroller to check them out. Nate & Gabbi enjoyed it, Jack not so much! Of course Kim's camera battery died after I got 2 pictures ...but thankfully Amy was prepared with hers so she took lots of pictures of us today!

After the pumpkin patch we wandered back up the hill (okay so really I had to go to the bathroom and couldn't wait any longer ) and let the kids wander through the kids maze! They didn't quite get what the point of the maze was but they had fun wandering around it anyway! Gabbi was the first one to find her way out - but I quickly ushered her back in the enterance! Confindment is a MUST for triplets!!

After the kids had their fun in the kids maze Amy & I decided to go to the REAL corn maze! The corn is ove 8ft tall and is over 5acres big!!
Amy & I started in the bottom right corner and stuck close to the 'front' line and made it to the exit that was about halfway down!! It was nearly impossible to push the strollers through the mud and vines of corn! It took all the strength we had and then some to get through! We were sweating and very tired by the time we made it to the exit...and we barely entered the maze!!

After the corn maze we walked by the farm animals and then headed to the cars. We stopped at McDonalds for lunch - that was another adventure since they only had 2 highchairs so Camryn & Nate didn't get one. Nate happily STOOD the whole entire time we ate! But the babies really enjoyed their chicken nuggets, french fries, apples & apple juice After lunch we headed home.

I was worried the babies wouldn't nap when we got home because they fell asleep on the drive home. However, they all 'transfered' well to their cribs and slept for over 2 hours!! I finally woke Gabbi up about 4:15pm so I could put them in the bath so they were clean for visiting their grandparents tonight. During naptime I did spend a good 30minutes scrubbing the stroller to get all of the dirt and mud off of it! But now it's clean again and ready for another adventure!!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures that were taken today! Thanks Amy for taking such great photos for us!!

Amy: I have to say that day was a fun adventure. The maze was quite a workout. :) I also have to say that those kiddos are heavy. I am used to holding Camryn, who is so light. lol
Cori: hey are you calling my babies heavy ;) lol

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Monday, October 20, 2008

Meet the Duggars

Okay...who doesn't just LOVE watching the Duggars - haha!! My family is enamored with them, they are just crazy! They currently have 17 children with 18 due in January '09!! My sisters & I enjoy watching and making fun of them - yes we're nice!! For those of you who don't know about the Duggars I think they now have a continuous show like Jon & Kate +8 each week on TLC or Discovery Health Channel!! I totally recommend it, if you want a GOOD LAUGH!!
  • They have 17 kids with 18 on the way
  • They homeschool ALL their kids!
  • The older kids care for the younger ones
  • They started their own church (with another family who has a lot of kids too!)
  • They (really the kids...) built their 7,000sq ft house
  • The girls only wear skirts

It''s really quite enjoyable to 'make-fun' of their family!! They also have a website - - if you want more information on them. I really actually enjoy this show and the family is really entertaining to watch!

Watching it now :)

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Success in Nursery!!!

Today was an AWESOME day in nursery....I single-handedly was able to get Ellie to stop crying and almost participate in nursery! It started out a little bit better then normal. Her dad came in with her and sat her in the front row for our 'welcome time' and she actually sat there without crying and looked at the book and smiled When we were moving on to our activity time her dad said 'she's going to be upset whenever I leave, so I just need to go' and he said he'd wait outside the door and we could grab him if we needed too.

I was the lucky one to get to pick her up. She screamed bloody murder (even with her binky shoved in her mouth). I quickly remembered last week she was okay for awhile with Dawn when she was humming Primary Songs to her. So I quickly started humming and signing I Am A Child of God and her screaming became more of a wimper as she listened to the song. I quickly ran out of songs, so I turned out the CD player we had and hummed along with the songs on it. And she continued to stay calm (still wimpering from time to time). Barb, Brian & Jen were impressed, but didn't dare look at us, because everytime someone would Ellie would lose it.

We sat at the table during snack time (she didn't eat, but at least was quiet), and then we got out puzzles. She really enjoyed the puzzles and began to interact a little bit more with me (other then just glaring or wimpering). I was even able to put her down and she stood infront of me while working on the puzzle She was happier (still not screaming ) when we had music time with Brother Hunt. Then was the big test....
We had to change rooms and go down to the big nursery room for toy & free playtime. My fear was she was going to freak (or her parents would be in the hall) during this transition. She did get worked up a bit during the move, but I was able to calm her down fairly quickly. When we made it to the big room, we colored and played with stencils. Then Samantha brought her a baby doll which she happily held and played with, I even saw her smile!! We also got down on the floor and played with the toys, and she didn't even get upset when other parents started to come! However, when her mom showed up she lost it...Go figure she had to show her mom how awful nursery had been. Her mom of course knew otherwise since she saw her happily playing!!

Should be interesting to see how next week goes!! I have to admit I do have a headache right now, but now I have some tricks of what may help Ellie next week! I know that ... Ellie LOVES music, puzzles and baby dolls! So I will keep that knowledge in my mind for next week, when I'm sure we will get to start all over again!! But each week will be a little bit easier! I was so happy when her mom showed up to PICK HER UP, opposed to us always taking Ellie to her! Big step for both Ellie and myself!! YAY ME!!

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

*Name changed for privacy*

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Kim & Pedro's Wedding and Amy's Birthday!

Today was the 'second' wedding for Kim (Erin's sister) and Pedro. For those of you who don't know them I'll give you a brief recap! They met online a couple of years ago, Pedro lived in Peru and Kim in Kirkland. They then got engaged and last summer ('07) Kim moved down to Peru to live with Pedro. They got married in Peru October 20, 2007. We (Erin's family & I) got to see that wedding via webcam! That was pretty cool!

They moved back to the states in late August of this year so Kim could return to working at Muir. They wanted to have a ceremony here in Seattle as well, so that was today.

They had a beautiful wedding and reception at a church in Downtown Kirkland. This time Pedro's family watched on via webcam (how cool is that!). They had the ceremony in both english & spanish, so that was really neat to get to hear! Amy & Erin were bridesmaids, Kevin was a groomsman and Camryn was the flower girl! Amy & Erin even both gave a toast to Kim & Pedro!

It was a beautiful day, they really lucked out!! I can't wait to see the pictures that the photographer took! But here are a few I took with my camera (I am NOT a these aren't the best pictures!).

Cori's Dumb Move Of The Day...
As I was leaving Erin's house, I forgot I had a large vase of flowers on the floor of my car...I took one corner way to fast and the whole vase fell over and I had water everywhere....OOPS!

Today also was AMY'S BIRTHDAY!!!

Happy Birthday To You,
Happy Birthday To You,
Happy Birthday Dear Amy,
Happy Birthday To You!!!

Hope you had a fantastic birthday!!!

Awwww....thx for the song. I did have a fantastic birthday. I am sad that it's over.
Erin: Thanks for coming!

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Think We Need Two of These....

At the T&T Sale, I picked up ONE Cozy Coupe for the triplets...apparently that was a BIG mistake...the three of them fought over it all afternoon yesterday! At first they had fun pushing...okay really RUNNING...each other around and into the garage, but then Jack decided he didn't want to wait for his turn - so tried to get in...or get Gabbi out, not sure which one!!

Before I saved them, I quickly snapped a few pictures with my phone (hence the not so great pixels, but you get the idea!). Guess the moral of the story is, we can use a second (and maybe a third) one of these cars!!

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Oh to be a triplet. Always having to share your toys. Wish i had one to give you.

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Julia....My Mom & MacKenzie's Surgery

This morning was MacKenzie's surgery to remove the bump on her neck. I met Alec, Julia & MacKenzie at Overlake Hopsital at 6:20am (yes, I got up early ). Since Mac was the youngest patient of the day she got to have her surgery first, so it was nice we didn't have to wait to long.

We sat in the waiting room for quite awhile before they finally called us back. MacKenzie 'met' with her pre-op nurse who went over the basic information and any initial concerns Julia or Alec had. She then had Julia dress Mac in one of those adorable baby hospital gown. The top was so long that it went down to her toes!! She had a hard time walking in it!

A short time later we met the anesthesiologist, Mac's doctor performing the surgery and then her operating nurse. After all those visits, we again just waited. MacKenzie & I went for a walk down the hall and as we were walking back her operating nurse picked her up and carried her back to Julia & Alec. She told us she wanted to just sneak MacKenzie away from us if that was okay so there wasn't any drama. So back Mac went and we went back to the waiting room.

We sat twiddling our thumbs in the waiting room and trying to make small talk with each other to keep our minds off of what was going on. I wandered down to find breakfast (sorry Alec I forgot your food but mine was yummy!). Luckily the surgery went by fast and before we knew it (about 30minutes later) Dr. Anonsen was coming out to tell us, that it was done, everything went perfectly and MacKenzie was doing great. A short time later we got to go back to the post-op room where MacKenzie was.

It took about 30minutes for Julia & Alec to be able to settle MacKenzie down. She was so upset, I felt so bad for her! She was quite a trooper though. They finally got her calmed down and she drank a bottle and fell asleep.

Julia...My Mom...
Once Mac had settled down we just sat around waiting for things to get finished up. Her nurse asked if I was Auntie and I said 'no more of her sister' pointing at MacKenzie. She apparently thought I meant Julia, and said 'so you are auntie'. At this point Alec, Julia & I are looking at eachother, I know they were waiting to see what I would say, so I decided to have some fun. I responded with 'no I'm MacKenzie's sister' and she looked at me and then at Julia and asked 'and your mom is..." and I pointed to Julia.

The nurse looked at us dumbfounded, then said, 'well i can totally see the resemblence, you guys look just alike'! We all started giggling, but she didn't seem to notice! When the nurse finally left, Alec made the comment 'guess its a good idea she didn't ask how old I was, because I would have only been 10 when you were born and Julia would be going to jail for sure!' We all just laughed!

I'm very happy that MacKenzie's surgery went so fast and well! It is such a relief for Julia & Alec to know that it's all done and went fine!

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Toys & Togs Wrap-Up

Wow, what a LONG crazy weekend this has been! I showed up at BCC about 3pm on Friday and was there until 11:30pm, and back at 8am the next morning until about 4pm! Lots of fun...but a lot of work!

Friday afternoon, we set-up with very little problems, so that was a nice relief! Then we had the fun part....SHOPPING! Brandi and I had a lot of fun shopping and spent way to much money! We were looking for twin sets of clothes for Kim's boys (gabbi has tons of clothes), clothes & stuff for Madison & Emmalee and a few items for MacKenzie. We scored in the little baby sizes for Emmalee, and there were tons of boy clothes, but didn't find anything cute for MacKenzie (that wasn't like $10/outfit - at a 'garage sale' that's a lot to spend I'm really not that cheap lol!), and items for Madison. Our BIG/GREAT deals were....

* Toy Storage/Bins/Shelf thing - $12
* Medela Pump-In-Style Breast Pump - $20 (Julia sold hers at the sale for $150!)
*Baby Jogger Triple Stroller - $75 (the cheapest single jogger was $90!)

Between the 2 of us, Brandi & I spent about $350! Don't panic, we were shopping for other people with their we didn't lose that much money! There were quite a few items that we did buy though!

Brandi picked Alex & I up at 7:15am - YUCK! After running through McD's we arrived at BCC about 8am. I then didn't sit still until I got home! I was constantly on my feet, moving toys, breaking down tables, organizing things, setting up bikes that had fallen, etc. Not to mention making about 100 trips back and forth the gym! Saturday was fun, but nothing overly exciting to tell ya! Oh one of my team said that she was going to email the EMoms T&T Co-Chairs and rave about what a great person I was, how well organized I had things and that it was amazing that I did it all just for fun Ahhh gee thanks! But we'll see if she really does!!

The next sale is in April! This sale Julia is also selling (or at least supposed to!), so is Jaime I there will be plenty of tagging to do once you add in Charity as well!

Oh...Charity showed up with 8 of the LARGE plastic bins...and came home with 1 bin (she donated about 1/2 a bin), so we think she did really well! We should know her actual profit in a few weeks! I'll keep you posted!!

*SIGH* Monday tomorrow...and my first stats lab & I am meeting with my chem tutor - not to mention my normal Chem lecture & Lab! Did I mention I HATE mondays!
: Was I not there at all?? ;)
Cori: Forgot...we never saw you ;)
Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I LOVE stats!! This class is so much fun!! I love the organization and the math even! I've always enjoyed algebra and all stats is, is algebra. We now have about 10 equations that we are learning, in addition to re-learning mean, median, mode and learning more about standard deviations. Granted this is only my second week in the course, but so far I really enjoy it! Monday afternoon I have my first lab for stats - and I guess in that class we'll be working on a big project with a group. Should be interesting to hear what exactly we'll be doing!

Oh and the best part of this stats class is, we will take tests in groups and as long as we can 'talk stats' we will do fine!! That is a ME type of class!

That's great!

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Toys & Togs Tagging 101

After about a week of tagging, I'm happy to announce Charity is officially READY for the Emoms Toys & Togs Sale! What's the Toys & Togs Sale you ask... funny you should ask, I happen to have a flier right here:

Toys & Togs Sale
Sponsored by EMOMS –Eastside Mothers of Multiples
October 11, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Everything for the Well-Equipped Baby and Child
Mostly gently used and some new merchandise

Clothing – preemies to juniors & teens
Cribs, changing tables, bassinets
Car seats, strollers, toddler seats
High chairs, potty chairs, rocking chairs
Rattles, games, dolls, books, videos, DVDs
Bottles, diapers, bibs, training pants
Nursery decorations, crib bedding
Maternity clothing, nursing equipment
Outdoor toys and play equipment

Bellevue Community College Gym
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue

1) Laundry baskets and open shopping carts are welcome. Duffels, shopping bags and similar items will not be allowed into the sale.
2) Sorry, credit cards will NOT be accepted. Bring cash or a checkbook with proper ID.
3) All sales are final. While we strive for quality, gently used merchandise, occasionally, items with minor flaws included among our
merchandise selection. Inspect your items carefully before purchase.

More info: (FAQ, map of gym, holding forms) or

Tagging takes a TON of time and energy, so it's always nice when it's done! EVERY single item that you want to sell must have a 3x5" index card attached to it with your name, price, size & description of the item ALL in a specific order! When we finished tagging Charity's items - she had 7 of the HUGE bins filled with clothes, toys, accessories, shoes, etc. plus a large laundry basket full! Charity normally makes anywhere from $500-$1000 on her items - and that is after Emoms takes 10% for themselves! So it is quite amazing!! If you live in the area - I highly recommend you come check it out! Plus you can meet me - myself and Charity (she's the one with the multiples (9yo GGG triplets) are the Team Leads of the TOYS SECTION! We will be in the chaos wearing red can't miss us!

This was an 'easy' sale for me because only Charity was selling! There have been past sales when Charity, Jaime (selling as "Paul", Charity's husband because you have to have twins or more to join!) and Julia all sell - and I am the primary tagger extrodinaire for all! Julia was the high seller a few years back making over $1600 and I think Charity was the 'runner-up" seller with around $1200. I think I single handedly tagged everyone of those items! All that out of the goodness of my heart - since I make zip....except for a yummy thank you dinner after the sale!

I absolutely LOVE it though! It is so much fun and a great way to volunteer and give back to the community! Plus over the years, I have dragged Erin, Brandi & Alex all into the chaos and they to help tag and volunteer the days of the sale! So it makes it even more fun!

The craziness starts Friday night with set-up and then the actual sale is on Saturday!! FUN FUN FUN - I cannot wait!
Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

2 Short of Jon & Kate

Julia & I ventured out today with four 1-year-olds and two 4-year-olds...we were only two 1-year-olds short of being like Jon & Kate!

For me the day started out on the wrong foot! I didn't want to get up, even getting dressed I was dozing off, all I wanted to do was climb back into bed! But I got up and out and made it to work! I got there to find Sophie in a GREAT mood and ready for the day - and for me to make pancakes (or she said waffles was okay too ) that was going to happen, I could hardly keep my eyes open while sitting on the couch.

Kim brought the babies down about 8:30 and I was holding Nate. I suddenly felt this warm rush of wetness - basically drop Nate on the floor as I stand up to examine myself...Nate's overnight diaper (both of them!) had seemed through and an icky poopy wet mess was now all over my jeans, North Face and shirt. Times like this when i am happy I work across the street! I ran home and changed (still wanting to climb back into bed!).

When I got back Sophie left for school and Kim left for work. I started breakfast for the babies and was halfway through when Julia called to see if we wanted to go with them to 3-2-1 Bounce. I didn't have a car, but she offered to come and pick us up! So they arrived about 10:15 got everyone loaded up in the Yukon and headed to Bellevue. Well, we got lost and by the time we arrived we would only have 30minutes of bounce time. Plus we learned the babies couldn't even bounce. So after a few minutes of "i don't care what we do, you choose" back and forth we finally decided to head to Factoria Mall and go to the Childrens Museum and get lunch.

We ate lunch at The Old Country Buffet, not the best food in the world but GREAT for kids (especially the babies who were FREE, but still got "all you can eat"). We got the funniest looks when people saw us feeding our 'row' of babies in highchairs! One man asked 'how many families do we have here', we responeded with 2 and Connor then said..."this baby is Cori's and this baby is Cori's and this baby is Cori's" - pointing to each baby - then said "and this is our baby Mackenzie"! It was so cute, Julia and I couldn't help but giggle!

After lunch we headed to the musuem. I hung out in the toddler area with the 4 babies while Julia chased after the twins! The babies LOVED the museum! They were actually playing with the toys and checking out the different areas that the toddler area had! They had this 'spinning' toy - I guess similar to a sit-in-spin except there wasn't the handle to twist that Jack & Kenzie LOVED! Omg they would sit on it and wait for me to spin them around and around until they would topple off! It was hilarious! (Yes, I am mean ask anyone! LOL!). We also took them to play in the water area which they also LOVED. The babies were absolutely SOAKED by the time we left. We learned that Robeez don't make great shoes to wear in the water area, because they turn into ice skates! LOL!

We had to strip all the babies down to their diapers & sweatshirts to go home, because they were soaked!! But all in all a GREAT day!! Can't wait to go back again!!

Erin: Need pictures! WOW, Julia come all that way to pick you up?

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hair Ties ... do you wear them?? (kinda disturbing!)

I just received this email and thought I'd pass it on...I don't think many of us (if any) would actually be affected by this, but I thought it was GROSS and I'd share! Then made me kinda squeemish so out of the goodness of my heart i wanted to share with ya'll!

(I ALWAYS have my hair up...but I stick to my GOODY brand I think I'm safe!) I double checked and this actually checked out at who knows what that really means!

Okay ready now....???

Be cautious of hair bands at open markets around the city t oo - they are probably from China since they are purchased in bulk very very cheap!!!!

These Hair bands were made from used condoms and threads. That was so disgusting, I would not want to use them!!

BEIJING (AFP) - Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Tuesday

In the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said.

'These cheap and colorful rubber bands and hair ties sell well ..... threatening the health of local people,' it said.
Despite being recycl ed, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses, it said.

'People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair int o plaits or buns,' the paper quoted a local dermatologist who gave only his surname, Dong, as saying. A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells for just 25 s en (three cents), much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity, the paper said.

A government official was quoted as saying recycling condoms was illegal. China 's manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets.

In response, it launched a public relations blitz this summer aimed at playing up efforts to strengthen monitoring systems.

Check your kids hair bands and make sure they do not put them in their mouth while trying to plait or tie their hair

You can see pics at ...

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Laundry Fun, Nesting & New Brakes

Yep, tonight Brandi, Jaime & I went to the favorite place to hangout!! I didn't do any of my laundry tonight but between them they did like 10 loads of laundry I introduced them to the wonderful world of - do all your laundry at once fun! We arrived about 7pm and left about 915! I think the worker lady was happy to see us go so she could close up! We grabbed Ixtapa on our way out, so that was yummy!!

Jaime is in 'nesting' mode now. We organized (again) all the baby clothes (newborn & 0-3m) and put them away. I also helped her organize her closet and get all her clothes put away/ We also put her infant carrier together to make sure everything was there and to see how it looked! earlier today we went to Alderwood Mall for some shopping!

Oh I did have to get new brakes today I went into get an oil change and new windshield wiperblades and ended up with new brakes...but amazingly my car stops a lot better now So I guess it was worth the money!

This is actually my 8th post in a row i think...haven't missed a day since last Saturday! Yay me!! No church tomorrow since it's General Conference so tomorrow gonna hang out with Jaime & fun!

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Friday, October 3, 2008

1 Week Down!!!

wahoooooo I completed my first week of school for the quarter plus my new work schedule! That means it's getting closer to December 12th!! I can do it!

Erin: Congrats!!

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Jaime's 24week Appointment

Today I got to go with Jaime to her 24 week doctors appointment because Zak had to work. I've never been before so it was cool to get to go!! When we first arrived we ran into Suneeta & Zubin. Suneeta has her c-sec scheduled for the 15th of October, so she was getting really close! I hadn't seen her since she has been prego so it was good to catch up!

Jaime's doctor was way behind, and when she finally came in appologized and said that she may have to run out at a moments notice because she had two ladies downstairs in L&D just about ready to deliver! Luckily it didn't happen during Jaime's appointment, but as we were leaving she went rushing by on her way to L&D!!

Lets see...details...(lol - I'm sure Jaime is thrilled with me posting ) ... Jaime gained 5lbs since her last appointment!! We got to hear the baby's heartbeat/rate which was 148bpm (madison wanted to know why she couldn't see a picture of the baby ). The most exciting news was Dr. Eagan could no longer see Jaime's ribs - lol!! The doctor was so happy to see that!! Jaime also shared that her morning sickness was tapering off - yay and she was feeling better, with the exception of migraines! The doctor gave her a perscription for massage therepy so that should help her!!

Jaime now has her appointments schedule through the 36th week (December 30th)!! So she's moving right along! Her next one is in a month (I get to go again!) and then after that I think she goes every other week!

Go Jaime Go!!

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What Challenge Have I Overcome?

Today I was looking at the '07-'08 nursing application at SPU (this years isn't out yet) to start thinking about my essay questions...and the one that stuck out at me is to Discuss A Challenge I Have Overcome in My Life.

I wish I had something profound like I was an orphan who was in and out of foster care growing up and made it. Or I have a serious physical disability that has limited me. But I have had nothing like that in my life. I have lived a really great - cushioned life. My parents never have been divorced, no one close to me has passed away, nor have any real medical issues come my way.

I have had many 'minor' challenges I have overcome - surviving through school and these hideous science classes even though I wasn't good at them and had to take many over and over. I have gotten through severe depression/OCD/anxiety (or am getting through) and am moving on. My own 'sister' was ripped from my family twice and I have managed to (working on) getting through that as well. I've had broken bones, torn rotatorcuffs, and skinned knees - but none of that sounds like its Nursing Application worthy.

For those of you that know me...can you think of anything I have overcome? I really want my application to shine, but I am at a loss for what to write. Any ideas would greatly be appreciated!!

xoxo, Cori

P.S. Jaime is 24 weeks today - yipppppeee!! That means viability if something drastically goes wrong!! But she will make it to fullterm, she can do it!! Tomorrow I get to go with her (& Madison) to her 24 week appointment! I've never been before so I'm excited!

Originally Posted on Myspace Blog


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