Monday, December 22, 2008
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A "nagging" wife who pushed her husband to buy a lottery ticket helped scoop the $4.2 million ($7.7 million New Zealand dollar) first prize — with only minutes to spare. The man from New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland, bought his ticket just two minutes before ticket sales closed Saturday night.
"My wife had been nagging me all week to get a ticket, so I when saw the Lotto sign ... I sprinted in to get the ticket before they closed," said the man, who asked not to be identified — normal practice among lottery winners in New Zealand.
"I must have been their last customer of the night," he said, adding that the young married couple had had a "rough" couple of years, reduced to one income after having children.
"I have never been so glad to listen to my wife's nagging," the man said Tuesday.
He discovered their newly won fortune Sunday thanks to his wife's request for a barbecued sausage.
'All I wanted was a sausage'Out shopping for bargains, the man said he didn't have enough money to buy his wife the sausage she'd asked him for. So he decided to check his Saturday lottery ticket in case he'd won a small prize.
"I could not believe it when they said I was actually the big winner," he said.
When he showed the printout to his wife, she initially thought they had won $4,200.
"When she realized how much it really was, she fell to the floor, and then said: 'but all I wanted was a sausage.'"
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This next one is for all you cute girls with those adorable growing bellies!! http://www.belliesrock.com/
There are so many cute things that would make awesome gifts for moms to be!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This Really NEAT XXXL t-shirt...
Or Maybe this awesome pink medical tape is more you style...or for you sports fans a little football....
Or maybe you just feel like you have not done enough charity this wonderful Christmas time and would like to help some people in need.
A woman that was donating next to me was telling a story about her husband and how he had to have a liver transplant last year. During the surgery alone he went through 45 units of blood and 4-5 units everyday for the next 4 weeks. She started to cry & thank us all for being there, because of people who take the time to donate, her husband is still with her today.
So if you have time today go down to the red cross and donate. If you can't today you can call and make an appointment to go donate as soon as you can!!
Monday, December 15, 2008
How to Keep Off the Holiday Pounds!
This task is never easy, but i for one have become an expert on it! And as my Christmas gift to you this year i would like to give you some advice on how i keep my girlish figure no matter how many cubes of butter have been added to the mashed potatoes!
1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.
2. Drink as much eggnog as you can..and quickly. It's rare. You cannot find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-oholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!
3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.
4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.
5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?
6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.
7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.
8. Same for pies. Apple, pumpkin, mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?
9. Did someone mention fruit cake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.
10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
Good Luck Girls!! This is Your Year to Beat that Winter Warmth Layer!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
With unemployment at a 26-year high, everyone is doing whatever they can to make ends meet -- even using their Aston Martin to deliver pizza!
( i dont know what style this one is but some 2008 Aston Martins' go for MSRP:$262,000)
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
This tree is in honor of Elizas Foundation. Eliza is a little two year old girl who is suffering from metachromatic leukodystrophy, a degenerative neurological illness.My dad hand sculpted this life size Santa clause reading his naughty or nice list books (Erin is right after Eliza in the nice book :)) he even custom made the mink lined rob Santa is sporting.
This past summer My younger brother scottie did his eagle project for Eliza as well.
(Scott & Little Eliza)
Scott Draper chats with Eliza Williams in the new Eliza's Library in the Oquirrh View Community Center Friday in West Valley City. Draper's Eagle project involved setting up furniture for five Eliza's Libraries. Williams has metachromatic leukodystrophy, a degenerative neurological illness.(Deseret New Published: Saturday, July 26, 2008 12:14 a.m. MDT)
I am so grateful to be able to say that this is my family. I am reminded everyday how lucky we are to have the things we do and how important it is to give and help those in need.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I am tagging---shell,kylie,clisty,...and whoever else feels bored enough to do this silly tag.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
There are some very fun gift ideas on all three!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I think it also has something to do with this "phase" he is in, i think professioanls call it "Growing Up"? weird, i know?...
We will miss racing around and rockin' out, but i told him as soon as he makes a million dollars he can buy it back in every color :)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Last night i was teaching Ruby how to play fetch. She gets the point of going after the ball and bringing it back, but she does not want to give it to me. She thinks that if she went to all the work of going and retrieving the ball then i should have to play tug to get it back from her. I hope she gets the gist soon because those puppy teeth keep cutting up my hand trying to get the ball back!! We played fetch for about three hours and we both got a little tired of the game so Ruby gathered up all of her balls and slept with them to keep them safe.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Emma Nelly Aunt Gainelle-Shakin' what her mama gave her! Everybody Konga! Lisa having a good time. Dancin' Witches! Me and My Favorite Cousin Steph
This picture brings the LOL's- this is my cousins wife- and i dont think **she enjoyed this tradition very much** HAHA Classic
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The top picture is the ghosts in the front yard, it is hard to tell in the pictures how cool they are, but trust me they were pretty awesome. The Second picture is the voodoo lamp over the buffet table. There was so much to see but deni only emailed me these two...oh well :)