Saturday, June 30, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

review on wendy's bfast.

This morning we went to Wendy's and tried out the new breakfasts. Being the cheapos that we are, we only ordered from the "value"(aka 99 cent) menu. The choices on that menu were better than I expected. We got a blueberry muffin, hashbrown, sausage and egg breakfast burritos, and a cinnamon roll.

I loved the cinnamon roll. Kent had the blueberry muffin cause I wouldn't touch it. It was one of those really greasy the kind you get in a vending machine. eew. So not worth my dollar. Kent also had the hashbrown, far too greasy for me as well. I got this weird disorder on my mission. If I eat something with lots of oil or grease I get insanely bad intestinal kinks and cramps.

Anyway...the best item by far was the burrito. Totally worth 99 cents. It even came with its own little pack of wendy's hot sauce (not really hot). Also on the value meal were other little sandwiches and biscuits. Perhaps another time for us!

All in all we had a decent experience. I'm sure the big real sandwiches are even better, but we really only go to wendys for the 99 cent menu anyway, so why change that for breakfast?

baby z, the entomologist!

Okay , so we found this really cool beetle and brought it home for our collection! The problem is that in all of our packing and mess we forgot to kill it and just left him under a plastic cup on the counter. While we were out this evening he managed to slide the cup to the edge of the table and make an escape. He was hanging out on the computer desk when we got home. Kent sat at the computer for at least twenty minutes before I noticed that our missing coleopteran was right in front of his nose!

We decided to let baby Z get used to him since, due to the fact that he has Biology-nerd, bug- loving parents, he most likely will be an entomologist of sorts. Zeb just stared at him for awhile, even swatted at him twice. We think he was trying to catch him again for us!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New info!

Here's one of their sandwiches!! I found a little more detailed info, including part of their menu! Hopefully we will try it out tomorrow!
"Wendy’s menu also boasts several signature items as both a la carte and combo meal options. Included is the Buttermilk Frescuit - a special type of biscuit that features egg, cheese and choice of a breakfast meat (sausage, hickory-smoked bacon or ham). Fresh-baked in Wendy’s restaurants, the moist, square biscuit is formulated to hold together and not crumble apart. It does not make a mess like most biscuits.
Other signature menu items include:
Steak and Egg Breakfast Sandwich: Egg, cheese, tender slices of seasoned steak and bacon served on a soft, warm Kaiser roll
Big Breakfast Sandwich: Egg, cheese, hickory-smoked bacon and seasoned sausage, piled high on a soft, warm Kaiser roll
Grande Breakfast Burrito: A warm, soft flour tortilla loaded with scrambled eggs, seasoned sausage, roasted breakfast potatoes, cheddar and American cheese, served with Wendy’s Hot Sauce
French Toast Sticks: Warm, crispy French toast sticks served with syrup for dipping

Additionally, Wendy’s is offering value-menu breakfast items, including sausage biscuits, a sausage and egg burrito, and cinnamon rolls. Some stores are also serving regional favorites, such as a chicken biscuit and sausage gravy and biscuits".

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


This morning I saw the most amazing thing ever! I scared the trash out of Kent when I saw it. I yelped like a little gnome! Kent thought someone was careening toward our car! Really, it was wendy's. They had a big sign up that announced BREAKFAST!!!! I have been waiting for this for years. I've been telling kent about it since High school, how I all I really wanted was for wendy's to do breakfast! My prayers have been answered.

I did some web research and found this little blurb! Kent and I are going tomorrow to try it out!!

"The company has settled on a typical menu of egg, bacon/sausage and cheese sandwiches on a biscuit similar to the bread used on its new line of Frescata sandwiches. It will also offer its own versions of the morning burrito and French toast sticks"

She's free!!

Hilton, 26, walked out of jail at about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday after serving 23 days for violating her probation in an alcohol-related driving case.
"She's very happy to be home – very, very happy," said her aunt, Kyle Richards, who arrived with her two daughters. Richards said Hilton planned to relax and "spend family time."

See a YouTube clip here

Paris has gone home at last! She finished her 23 days (amazingly!). Hooray for the escapade finally being over! Maybe she really will stop playing stupid! I'll keep you posted on her progress! :)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Packing Woes

Packing is wretched! Simply awful and no fun. This is really the first time Leisy and I have ever moved. When we got married we really didn't have anything to move and I was living in the apartment a month before we got married. What I did have I was able to move a little at a time throughout the month. No boxes required. I would pack up my truck and laundry baskets and bring over a load. In the two and a half years of marriage we have accumulated so much junk! It's been nice to make so many DI runs but we still have SO many boxes yet to stuff with our belongings. We're tempted to just throw everything away but we keep remembering that we will be in Ohio longer than we have been here. There are a lot of those items that we need. It's not like we are going to have money to buy stuff out there! And the worst thing about packing is we start to do something in the house, get half way through the task (usually cooking) and realize that what we need to finish has already been packed away and shipped up to Lehi. We will be storing all of our things at Leisy's parent's house for two weeks to avoid paying double rent - here and in Ohio. We are quite excited to have a new place and reorganize everything.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Mystery of the Swing

Zeb loves his swing! He will go in his swing and be content and eventually fall asleep. This is, of course, if I put him in the swing. If Leisy tries to put him in the swing he arches his back and refuses to have the tray put down. If she leaves him sitting there he will scream! Am I really that bad of a Dad that he just wants to get rid of me? Maybe he really hates the swing and is just glad to be out of my arms!! Or maybe (and I'm voting on this one) he just really loves his Mom.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


OK those of you who are superstitious - what do you think about this? Zeb's Social Security Number came in the mail and the last three digits are 666!!! Leisy's Mom gasped in horror and demanded we send back the number and plead for another one. This horrible number is going to be a bane hovering over him for the rest of his life! Will the mark of the beast haunt him forever? Did we end up with a devil child? What are we to do?!?!?!?! really he is the perfect little baby and we have no reason to fear the beast! but it is kinda weird!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Bathtime is one of our favorite times of the day! Zeb loves when Dad washes his hair - he becomes still as a statue like it's a salon style head massage. But his very favorite is getting wrapped up in his warm towels and posing for pictures! He's our little monkey!

It's official!

Hip Hip Hooray! Today Kent and I drove up to Layton to Hill Air Force Base and Kent was officially commissioned into the Air Force. As of this morning he is an Air Force Lieutenant! He stood with his arm in the air and took the oath to defend the country from all enemies domestic or foreign. Baby Z squakked a little during the oath.
So, basically no backing out now, we have signed away the next few years of our lives! Talking to the Captain who commissioned Kent was great. He talked about how great the Air Force has been to he and his family (they are especially nice to their doctors). He has lived in four countries and said that he's loved every minute of it.
As scary as all of these life changing experiences and choices are, they sure are exciting and fun! Our lives are just beginning!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

hooray for Z, hooray for kent and leisy!

Today was the little rugrat's two week check up. Despite the fact that he's boring and that we aren't sure what to do with him yet, apparently we have been doing okay so far! He now weighs 8 pounds and 2 ounces! The little fatty has gained over a pound. And the doc says he holds his head up way better then other babies his age (whatever. I think doctors lie to try and make moms happy and excited about something).
So hooray for kent and leisy! We haven't killed the little guy yet! I often think about how scary it is to keep this thing alive, but then I look at the world and figure if all of the crazies out there (i.e., our meth addict neighbors) can do it, we certainly can.

Friday, June 15, 2007

temple cleaning

So last night the ward called and asked if kent and I would go and do the ward's temple cleaning assignment this morning at 8 am. Just like our ward to procrastinate to the bitter end and of course I felt guilty saying no, its the temple. We've done temple cleaning before up at the logan temple (Zak was with us then) and it wasn't too bad. They took us on a really cool tour of the temple and showed us all of the unused floors of the Logan temple, including the assembly hall, sealing rooms in the towers, and even took us into the rafters! It wasn't a bad experience so Kent and I decided this couldn't be too shabby either. Yeah, whatever. It was Hell. I think I even said that to Kent in the temple. I didn't mind being there doing service but I really hate cleaning...especially the monotonous boring nasty jobs. And that is the very job that I got. We were there from 8-12. My job was to scrub the grout in between the miniscule tiles in FOUR bathrooms! WITH A TOOTHBRUSH. I am not kidding you. I was on my hands and knees on the hard floor scrubbing like a banshee. I hate chores. I hate cleaning. I figure this little adventure will get us blessings cause it truly was a sacrifice. I don't do that kind of work in my own home let alone for three hours elsewhere. For the last hour Kent and I at least got to work together. This job was not as bad but still monotonous. We spent the hour wiping and cleaning EACH and EVERY individual leaf of the fake trees and plants in the "grand lobby" of the temple. We even cleaned the ones in Randy's former office. Not to mention we were pooped due to a long night with the little rugrat Z. In the end they gave us weird frozen fragments of santa claus cookies. I still can't figure out where they came from!
So, moral of the story, next time they ask for temple cleaning volunteers I am totally pulling the "I'm nursing and can't" card.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Maybe he'll grow into it!

It was only 15 bucks! How could we pass up a deal like that - even if he is a bit too small for it.

Monday, June 11, 2007

My Christmas Present

I finally decided to use the Christmas present Leisy gave me last year! Our very favorite place is Sundance. Our engagement pictures were taken there and we also honeymooned there! Leisy gave me a gift certificate for the brunch at the Foundry Grill! It was amazing! We had so many choices: top sirloin with avocado sauce, delicious fruit, coconut pancakes with passion fruit butter and syrup, chocolate cheesecake and much more! We ate outside with Zeb in his car seat and the chipmunks running around the tables begging for food. It was a great Christmas present that was worth the wait.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Paris Hilton Ordered Back to Jail!

Okay, so maybe i'm a softie, maybe its the hormones from having a baby, or maybe i've just gone looney, but i actually feel bad for paris. This picture makes me sad! She looks awful.
Plus, read this article about the entire ordeal! It made me feel for her! I still think that she should serve her time, IN the jail and not at home, but maybe just the ammended 23 days and not the full forty five! What has become of me!?!? feeling bad for poor poor paris.

"The heiress was taken from court screaming and crying on Friday after Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer ordered her to serve the remainder of her entire 45-day sentence behind bars.
Hilton's screams echoed in the courtroom's internal hallway as she was escorted out. As the courtroom began to clear, Kathy draped her arms around her husband, who tried to console her".

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Time to wake up Zeb - you're boring

This is our favorite outfit and we were so excited to put it on a newborn. Zeb is so small we have to roll the sleeves 17 and 1/2 times and his pants don't fit at all. The socks slip off all the time. He prefers his bug blanket - once he gets wrapped up in it he will snooze for hours.

SHOCKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is an outrage.

My jaw dropped open when I read this. I cannot believe it.

Due to an undisclosed "medical condition," Paris Hilton has been reassigned from jail to her home, where she will wear an electronic monitoring device. "She was not released, she was reassigned," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. spokesperson Steve Whitmore said at a press conference Thursday.

Hilton has been credited with five days of time served and will spend the remaining 40 days of her 45-day sentence confined to her home wearing an ankle bracelet with a range of 3,000-4,000 square feet. Asked whether she would be confined completely, Whitmore said: "There's some fudge with that. If someone goes and gets their mail, if they're 30 minutes outside, that's okay. It's a complicated electronic situation."

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

he's hungry too!

In all of the excitement of baby Z's arrival it appears we neglected our little Bicknell. He was ravenously hungry and we finally stopped by the pet store to get him a little mouse to eat. It is the fastest we have ever seen him attack and swallow his prey. The poor little mouse never even had a chance! Normally Bicknell has to chase them around the cage for awhile, but today he had uncanny precision on the attack and basically ate the mouse out of kent's hand!!! The tail and little hind legs are all that remained of the mouse by the time we got the camera!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Jail is not hot!

Monday night Paris reported for jail! What a fun fun day!

Prisoner 9818783 is on her best behavior, according to the latest updates from the jail. Paris, 26, had the usual jail breakfast on Monday: cereal, bread and juice!

She reported to jail late Sunday after a weekend of partying and attending the MTV Movie Awards. "She's doing very well under the circumstances," Hutton said. "The staff here have reported that she has been gracious, polite, and thankful for helping her."

Monday, June 4, 2007

honey mustard curry chicken

1/4 cup butter
1/2 c honey
1/2 cup dijon mustard
1 tsp salt
1 tsp curry powder.


Melt butter and add ingredients. Heat to boiling. Pour over chicken. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes. YUM-o.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

The gory details of having a baby!

Our new favorite (ephemeral) organ:

Weight Discrepancy

There may have been a problem with Zeb's first weigh in. He initially weighed 6 lbs 5 oz. The next weighing about 24 hours later was 6 lbs 13 oz. and then in another 24 hours 6 lbs. 10 oz. Because babies tend to lose weight after being born they believe he was closer to 7 lbs. at birth. I guess we'll never know... It seems they pricked his heels every 6 hours for glucose for no reason! Toughen him up from the get go!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

From Fetus to Baby

Weighing in at a whopping 6 lbs. 5 oz. our kicking fetus has turned into a small little baby! Charles Zbinden Miller, Zeb for short, was born at 9:18 A.M. Friday, June 1st. The delivery was great and Leisy feels wonderful. Leisy kept telling herself to not have the baby until May 31st at 7:00 P.M. Amazingly her first contractions began at 6:30 that night. After finsihing work and going on a bike ride she was ready for the baby to come!!! Nothing will slow her down! It was so much fun to not know if he was a boy or girl until he came out. WOW - What have we done!!!! We are parents - how crazy!!

Friday, June 1, 2007