Friday, October 10, 2008

This is one of my monthly joys, just like my cycle. I love these girls. Im not always able to make it, but when I do, I am mad at myself for missing the time before. Lots of originals in this group and some new friends too. We usually combine a shower with every bunco. Why didnt they do that when I was still fertile? Maybe they will do a menopause shower for me. Some things I like about this group are the rivalries of someone (who shall remain nameless, but rhymes with rerica) with a certain someone who continually one-ups her, and the ever "popular" Jana, not to mention the best "onda" around. Donna and I exchange teenage advise and I admire her arms, Stephanie amazes me with her pure sweetness, which I long to be - yet I hear she has a inner freak (is that right Kirsten?) Stacy is so thoughtful and gorgeous and Shannons talk about parts on the body not needed and has a great sarcastic sense of humor. Loved getting to know "Glenda" and her cute sister Melisa last time. Melisa D and I have connected through our love of Jane Austen and canning, and I still owe Jennie a necklace:-) Not pictured is another Shamrock Farmer, Marcee who has felt like a good friend since the day I met her. Rachell is my new very lawyerish-not receptionist girlfriend and Sara always seems to be a good listening to my constant babbling. Then there's Elizabeth and her new challenge - love her outlook and her quest for "no-numbness" and the ever-loved Charlene and all our group has learned from her this year through her journey through breast cancer. Hope I got every one - they are all sweet friends that I feel blessed to visit with them at least once a month. The game of Bunco is so unimportant, but the friends are. I am also part of another group in my new ward that is equally fun. I'll save that post for after our Halloween pictures - nuf said.


PamJorg said...

you guys and your bragging about bunco groups. boo hoo...sad for me to not be a part! :(

wow...I really need to get a life of less coveting!!

Biddle Family said...

Hey Miss Vonda!
How's life? sounds like fun! we really need to get together with you guys and maybe go to oregano's! My favorite place in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!! I know what you mean learning from your friend with Breast Cancer.. It's amazing how strong people are.. my mom is amazing me everyday, her positive outlook and what "parts" of the body are really NOT NEEDED.. I am grateful for a strong mom with an amazing attitude!
Glad you had a fun girls night out. I need more of those

Erica said...

I have been laughing out loud through that whole post!! You seriously nailed all our gal pals! Thanks for coming every other month and just being you Onda!
The girl that rhymes with "rerica"

Jen said...

I love it that you have an awesome ward and group of friends "out there". Just don't forget about the box. I haven't heard hide nor hair from you for some time now so I hope you are doing super great. Are we still on for Tuesday??? xoxo

Vonda said...

Pam - if you havent noticed I go to ANYTHING I am invited to and that includes paying to watch everyone else loose weight - I truley am the biggest looser, and I dont mean weight. PS - all those girls are now your pals - they are going to twilight with you!

Ashley - Lets plan it - and get your parents in there too - I gotta see you both - been praying for your mom.

Rerica - you blew your own cover - no one would have even known who I was talking about and maybe the only good advise you'll ever get from me (dont research on the computer!!!)

Jen - THE BOX IS THE BOMB, tick tick - see you there!

Kristal said...

I've gotta agree, Bunco isn't the tops game, but a night with friends...priceless. Can't wait for ours in 4 nights! I've been getting ready for a month! WIsh you were here!!! come up again!!!

Alvin & Jessica Pease said...

Hey Vonda, thanks so much for telling me about your friend Heidi's blog. It helps to know that there are other families going through what we are & to read about there experiences. I think we even may see the same perinatologist. anyway thanks again!

Stephanie said...

Hold up -- I would like to know the INNER FREAK story behind my name?? Oh Vonda and Kirsten -- do tell!! :)

marcee said...

Vonda!! What a great idea to add that in there! I try to explain to Lance how much I just love going to Bunco each month and it really has nothing to do with playing. Come on, I'll be the first to admit that I am the WORST player and I could care less if we did the game or not- as long as I get to eat good food, stuff my face with candy, and talk, laugh, talk, and laugh some more! We seriously have such a good group of girls. Warning to all of our bunco girls- I will be bringing a camera next month so I can record a bit about our awesome group on my totally behind blog.

PS- What a nice thing to say about me- I have always felt the same. I love our long conversations we actually get to have a few times a year!

Julie and Matt said...

I love that you love your OTHER Bunco group, but I'm feeling a little sad about ours and your upcoming departure. Do you love us too???? Just kidding! Bunco nights are always fun. Looks like you've got a great group there!

Monda said...

I think after hosting Bunco at my house last month, my husband has a better understanding of important my bunco night is to me. He did add that he now knows why I come home all juiced up. He said there is enough sugar to put us in sugar coma. He did say that it looked like a great bunch of girls. That they are !!
Onda the 2nd. (I am 2 yrs younger)


  • 4/12 Shayna - I said "I really want to buy that table but I dont know where I would put it" (been buying used furniture that I want to redo and its been cluttering up the garage. Shayna said in her sweet inocent voice "you can put it in the garage?"
  • 4/12 - Tessa "Mom, you know what I dont like about mornings? - the sun!"
  • 4/12 - Shayna got her braces a couple of weeks ago and her teeth are starting to go together and she said "Im gonna miss my gap" and she was seriously sad - she wont get to squirt water through her teeth.
  • 3/12 Breea again..... "Mom, I thought it was Lack toesintolerant and I was lacking the toesintolerant, until I read the label"
  • 3/12 Breea was talking about college and she said "In my siriculum (curriculum), I have to take physicology (psychology)"
  • 3/12 - Tessa said - I want to take the "long cut" (instead of the short cut)
  • 3/12 When tucking Shayna and Tessa in Shayna said "You dont have to worry, I set out all your clothes for school tomorrow" - Very Shayna
  • 11/10 When Kayla was little she should always cover her eyes when we went by a graveyard.
  • 4/10 Dont want to forget that Shayna calls the pools water fall a waderfoddle. She also called Aunt Kay, Uncle Kay??? McKenna got grandpa mixed up when she was little and called him "Bunka"
  • 3/10 For some reason, our family forgets the rules to Mexican rummy, shang hi and ALOT of card games, so last Sunday we just delt cards and everyone played whatever rule they wanted. The game lasted about 4 minutes, but we all won!
  • 2/10 I was going to work in Tessas class and she said "Mom, what if you mess up" and I told her I would try not to, but the next thing I know she is asking me if I will pray with her and ask Heavenly Father to help me not mess up. She prayed, and I didnt mess up! (all papers were copied a colated correctly)
  • 3/10 McKenna saying what she liked about Brennon on his Birthday "I like your style and your swager"
  • 12/09 Tessa went to the girls play and said "Willy wonka is hot"
  • 12/09 Kayla has a slight ring worm problem and if you try to hug her she says "OK, but your gonna get all wormy"
  • 12/09 Tessa has been adding Sophia in every prayer including the blessing and this is what she says "Please bless that Sophia will feel better in no time" and her blessing tonight was "Please bless that none of the kids singing on the truck will fall out" - Shes a great prayer
  • 12/09 Tessa said "Mom, I think Im on Santas Bad list" I said "probably not, why are you worried about it?" Tessa "I really dont like coal"
  • 02/09 I asked McKenna if she had taken a shower and she said "I took one, but it didnt work"
  • 11/08 Shayna said "I wish we could have quads like the Poulsens and Jensens, but were too unrich"
  • 10/08 I was bringing Breea home from school and she asked "Can I do my jobs tomorrow? I asked why and she said "If you were to take all the headaches in the world and put them together - thats my headache" DRAMA
  • 10/08 Tessa hands me the camera as we are walking out the door and says "You better take this in case I do something cute"
  • 9/08 Shayna was about 5 and she was giving dad a message and he said "thats a deep tissue message" she said "hold on" and left and came back with toilet paper and stuffed it down his shirt and said "I want to give you a deep tissue message"
  • 8/08 Tessa after hearing some of Kaylas guy friends talk has picked up a new saying "Girls are the devil" - nice.
  • 8/08 As I was carpooling I asked Bailee who she wanted to marry, she said Dallin. Shayna said "Well he is cute mom, no offense"
  • Kayla - She says almost on a daily basis "This will be the last time........" Whether its someone moving, leaving on a mission, the last two weeks before graduation, etc.....
  • Brennon - Whenever he does something he knows we dont like or accidently steps on a toe or runs into someone, he just puts his hand up, smiles and says "high five" You gotta love it
  • Danica - Classic saying "Asians are geneous's"
  • Tessa - 6/08 At the doctors office he was looking in her sore ear and noticed there was still a stitch left in her eyebrow and proceeded to take it out while I was holding her down. She screamed really loud, looked at the doctor and said "I am NOT loving this"
  • Shayna 4/08 She came running in the house, grabed a dress and started heading back out the door to go to Nathaniels baptism. I said "Hey, come back we have to do your hair" She said "No, I dont want to be pretty for Nathaniel" Sure enough, when Bailee and Taryn came over they had their hair perfectly curled, cutest dresses and their shoes matched their dresses (unlike Shaynas)
  • McKenna 4/08 - I had the best dream last night. Mom: What about? McKenna: Snickerdoodles.
  • McKenna and Brennon - 4/08 McKenna: I want to put light blue hightlights in my hair like Klowd 9 - Brennon: I want Lypo.
  • Breea - 4/08 (In a very dramatic manner) "My coach almost killed us today, a few of us threw up, some passed out, she wanted to kill us. I almost threw up."
  • Tessa - 4/08 Talking to Grandma said "The Easter Monster leaves me lipstick under my pillow"
  • Shayna = 4/08 Kayla called from a show but couldnt talk. She said she would call at intermission. Shayna heard me say this and said "Kaylas in her mission?"
  • McKenna - 4/08 "Mom your not fashionable, but you can grow into fashion. It just takes about a month"
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"
  • Tessa 4/08 "Brodey - Lets get this party started"
  • Shayna 3/08 I asked her what she did at the gym daycare center she said "I just cleaned things and organized them"
  • Breea 3/08 While saying a prayer at Grandma and Grandpa Hatchs, she says "Bless the Hatchs". Her grandparents were wondering if she even knew she was their granddaughter.
  • McKenna 2/08 Mom, dont buy meat or sugar, Im turning vetrenarian.
  • Tessa 2/08 Mom: Tessa, your such a good girl. Tessa: I dont say stupid or do bad sings.
  • Tessa 1/08 - She was getting chewed on by the puppy and she was half-laughing saying "Are you evil or not evil?"
  • Shayna (6 years old) - She was mesaging dads back and he said "little harder, I need a deep tissue rub" So she went into the bathroom and got a handfull of toilet paper and stuffed down his shirt (deep tissue)
  • Shayna, 11/12/07 Mom: Shayna, say your prayers and thank Heavenly Father for all your blessings. Shayna (super tired): Thats so much. Do I have to thank him for ALL of them right now?
  • Some of our favorite word to call each other when gas is passed: POOPER MCGOOPER, FARTER MCGARTER, FLUFFER MCGUFFER, CRAPPER MCGRAPPER, AND TOOTER MCGOOTER
  • Danica (2) Yepadottado
  • Tessa (3) "Mom, I luz you and you luz me - weez luverz"
  • Tessa (3) - "Youz fweekn naughty" Mom "Who taught you that?" Tess "yo mom" (Thanks older sisters)
  • Breea 3 years - We have lots of gerds in our famie.
  • Tessa 2 years - Yoooz funny!
  • Tessa would often take off her shoes at church and when we asked her why she kept taking them off she said "my feet are grumpy". I guess it was better than Shayna at that age not wearing underwear to church (many times) We finally had to start doing panty checks before church.
  • Tessa (3) thirteen, fourteen, five-teen
  • McKenna (10 in a couple of weeks) - Mom, please let me go in with you. Mom - why. Mckenna - I saw a sign that said "criminal on the loose" Mom - I promise not to go in, I'll just talk to her at the door. McKenna - Im gonna roll down my window and watch you *tears bubbling up in her eyes. Mom to friend - Is there a sign that says "criminal on the loose" in your neighborhood? Friend - No, just "crime watch" neighborhood sign.
  • Kip, Kip, Kurray!
  • Tessa said "Can you take my brain off" and I asked her why, and she said "Its really so tight" 8/9/07
  • "sorry your such a looser" *pointer finger used as a puppet - McKenna (5)
  • Grandma Guttery was showing Shayna (4) a picture of me pregnant with her and Grandma said "Thats you inside your mamas belly" and Shayna said "She ate me?"
  • I need some Wotion on my Weggs - Tessa 3
  • Guess what guys? If you put the milk back in the refrigerator it will stay cold. - Kayla 17
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"