Challenge!

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I have been challenged by Amy to put this up on my blog super fast- and I think I will win because Heather is moving, but you never know!
Fastest Post Challenge!
1. Any nickname? ... Deb, Debbie, Babe (from Mark) - Debaroni Macaroni (from my dad)
2. Mother's name? .... Rebecca
3. Favorite drink? .... Water or apple juice
4. There was no 4 listed...
5. Body Piercing? .... 1 hole in each ear
6. How much do you love your job? ... I love being a wife and mommy
7. Birthplace? .... AF, Utah
8. Favorite vacation spot .... Ruby's Inn, and Springhaven
9. Ever been to Africa ? .... Nope, too much dirt
10. Ever eaten just cookies for dinner? .... I don't think so
11. Ever been on TV? .... Yes, when my parents were on the news for a book they had written.
12. Ever steal any traffic signs? .... No way!
13. Ever been in a car accident? .... No
14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? .... 4 door  -car seat would be tricky with 2
15. Can you drive a standard car? No, I have tried several times, but no
16. Favorite pie? YES
17. Favorite number? ....7
18. Favorite movie? .... I couldn't say at the moment...
19. Favorite holiday? .... Christmas!!
20. Favorite dessert? .YES
21. Favorite food? .... today... Spinach (yeah, I know crazy huh?)
22. Favorite day of the week? ....  Sundays
23. Favorite brand of body soap? .... Dove - I like their marketing
24. Favorite toothpaste? .... Aquafresh
25. Favorite smell? .... Mark
26. How do you relax? .... Yoga
27. How do you see yourself in 10 years? ... 34 and loving it!
28. Furthest place you will send this message to? .... My blog readers
29. Who will duplicate and post this the fastest? No one, I have done too many tags lately!

Reading

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Our stake has been challenged to read all of the General Conference talks from this last conference before the beginning of December - when we will have stake conference.
I AM LOVING IT! I am taking one or two talks a day and reading them - and it has been such a joy. I of course miss a few days, but all in all it is awesome.
Today I read Elder Worthlin's talk called Come What May, and Love it. I loved the story about his poor daughter on her blind date! 

Best Birthday!

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Thank you everyone! I had such a great birthday! My day started waking up to flowers and my favorite Raspberry Hot Chocolate from Mark on the table and TONS of e-mails and well wishes from all of you! THANK YOU!!!
Then Mark gave me a gift card and I got a fun shirt and a pair of jeans that actually fit (that hasn't happened since about 12 weeks into my pregnancy!)

THEN, on Friday Mark took me out to an early dinner at my (not his) favorite restaurant - The Olive Garden. Then on Saturday Heather, Mary and Anna went with me to go see HSM 3 while Mom Nott watched Merrill and Mark got to go to a BYU game with his dad. This is a picture of Heather and me in line with all of the 6 year olds! It was super cheesy, cute, silly, romantic and just way fun!
Thank you all for such a SUPER BIRTHDAY WEEKEND! Yeah to being 24 and feeling 12!!!!

Great day

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A few reasons why today is a great day:
Merrill didn't wake up until 6!
I ate a big breakfast - it was yummy!
Merrill was content to watch TV for a while and Mark was able to sleep!
I was under budget on my weekly groceries thanks to Macey's!
My house has stayed relatively clean for 2 whole days!
Mark is out shopping for a birthday present for me!
We inherited a new down comforter!
I got to shower before 10!
I have all my homework done for my math class today, and I actually understood most of it!
I found out that I am only 10 classes shy of my associates degree!
Canned pumpkin was on sale so I am going to make pumpkin bread for breakfast tomorrow!
I love fall weather - it smells so good, there are leaves on the ground, the sun is shining...
It is just a great day so I had to share!


More photos from Nott family Photo day...


So Romantic!


My boys


Mary, Me and Anna
Yeah for great days!


High School Tag

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1) Did you date someone from your school? Not during high school, but later I married Mark - we got to know each other in Seminary and from doing a few shows together (this is an awful picture of the cast of The Secret Garden)
2)What kind of car did you drive? White Geo Prism
3)Did you pass your driver's license test the first time? The driving, yes. But I had to take the written one 3 times!
4) Were you a party animal? Only with my family
5) Were you considered a flirt? This is a funny one, because I totally was but at the time I had no clue!
6) Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? Encore Show Choir
7) Were you a nerd? Oh yeah.
8)Were you on any varsity teams? Nope - sports and I don’t get along.
9) Did you ever get expended or expelled? No, but I got arrested as a joke for the April Fool’s addition of the School paper.10) Can you still sing your fight song? If I heard the music again
11) Who were your favorite teachers? Mama Manu - Encore, and Mrs. P (AP English) and Jan (drama)
12) Where did you sit at lunch? Varied
13) What is your school's full name? Lehi High School
14) School mascot and colors - Pioneers was the official mascot but at football games we had a girl that looked somewhat like a fur trapper. Purple/White
15) Did you go to homecoming and who with? I was only old enough to go to one homecoming - my Senior year, my date was Dane Casper
16) If you could go back and do it again, would you? Yes and No. I had a lot of fun, but I am very pleased with my life and who I am becoming.
17) What do you remember most about graduation? I tripped.
18) Where did you go on Senior Skip Day ? We didn’t have one - but grad night was at the Lehi Legacy Center
19)Were you in any clubs? National Honor’s Society, Seminary Council, Encore Choir
20) Have you gained weight since then? Well, I did have a baby!
21) Who was your prom date? Junior Year, Dane Casper again, and Senior Year Adam Shephard.
22) Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion? Maybe, I prefer going to Mark’s - I was friends with more of his grade than mine.
23) Did you have a job while in high school? During the summers I worked at Thanksgiving Point, and for my parents.I tag: Jamie Smiley, Michelle Callihan, and Mark Nott! : )

Math woes

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I got docked on my math homework because the side of the box I drew around my answer looked like a 1 added to my 2 making it into a 12. I am kinda mad.

why not?

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Sometimes I get in the mood and do stuff like this... and I increase my chances by posting this link on my blog - why not?

Birthday Party Confession!

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First off, let me clarify that there is a difference between being a fan and being obsessed. I am not obsessed, meaning I don't have Troy on my pillowcase, or try to dress like Gabrellia, but I confess to being a fan of High School Musical! It is just a happy, clean, and fun movie that I really like! I like that there are high school kids playing high school kids and it is just the dream of what high school should be. 
So, with this confession, I am also announcing that for my birthday I am going to go see High School Musical 3! It comes out the day after I turn 24 and I am inviting anyone that wants to come! Just get your ticket through here for $6.50 and join me for the showing at Jordan Landing on  Saturday, October 25 at 2:10 p.m. Happy Birthday to me!
* Let me know if you are coming!


What a Weekend!

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WHAT A WEEKEND!  
For Starters - We were on fall break from school and re-painted our condo! (Just the kitchen and living room) - but it took a lot of work! Last year we got our paint from Wal-Mart - DON'T! Nothing matched what we picked out, trying to go back to get the same color was impossible, and it was just in bad shape, so after a whole year of staring at it - we finally found time and money to do it! I mostly worked while Merrill was napping, or late at night while Mark was at work and Merrill was down for the night. But, Merrill played with his Aunts - Mary and Anna all day on Saturday and Mark and I had a great day working together and listening to conference! (I am so grateful for Mary and Anna!!!! THANK YOU GIRLS!!!)

Merrill and I were playing with painters tape - then he started watching TV - I had to sneak up on him to get this picture! He wouldn't take it off of his forehead!

Second, after reading Jamie's Blog about pumpkin pancakes I wanted to make a fun breakfast for Sunday morning - I just about killed my husband with Chocolate Waffles a la mode! They were awesome, but really sweet.

Third, I had a great time with my side of the family for our Priesthood n' Pie night - and I am excited for my two new nieces! Congrats to Dan and soon to be congrats to Mary!

Then, of course Merrill is just as adorable as ever!  He has started talking into everything as if it were a phone - this is the first time he as starting talking to something without buttons! (Note that we no more have bright unfinished red paint on the wall behind him!)
So, in conclusion: Thank you to Mary and Anna, My moms, Mark, and Lowes for knowing how to make paint a decent color!!!

My Boys at play...

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Since I have started school the boys are really getting a great relationship! They have some fun one-on-one time while I am gone. Here are some videos to share the joy... and one of the few chances I have had to get Merrill's laugh on video!



P.S. Merrill really does wear cloths most of the time - it is just that after dinner is family play time and I don't want to change him into a new shirt right before a bath - he is a rather messy eater!