Holiday stories of 2008:
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Throwing... or at least attempting to throw rocks in the water.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
OKAY, OKAY ENOUGH NOW! I know everyone thinks I've been slacking with my blog, but life has been crazy around here. We have had a lot of fun, but a busy summer/fall with lots of trips, babysitting, helping my brother move, babysitting, several weddings, home projects, a primary program, ward/primary fall festival, babysitting, blackout assistance for friends, way more PTA assignments than imagined, soccer, ballet x two, gymnastics x two, 1st grade homework :), cute bows to make, a crazy busy husband, a street party to plan, more babysitting, costumes to make, family pictures, visitors, preschool assignments and volunteer work, way too much yard work, a garden, primary teacher inservice, neighbors homes to help paint/decorate, extra kids to pick up for carpool, and of course all the daily stuff in between. Oh, and did I mention babysitting? So, if you have been wondering why I have been MIA...there you go. And David says I try to do too much...what does he know! ;) However, life is slowing down, Christmas shopping is almost over and I am feeling much more calm. So...here is the update, if you really want to catch up, you'll have to scroll through a few pages.
We are so sad that our dear friends the Flamms are moving back out west. We are sure going to miss them! But we are glad they have lots of Idaho ties too... so Jacob and Krista, don't think you can get rid of us that easily! My girls are really going to miss little Kaylie. She is such a doll with big eyes and adorable hair, which of course Mom gets all the credit for (the hair part I mean.) I can usually bribe my girls into letting me fix their hair cute if I say, "Do you want Kaylie hair?"
Friday, October 31, 2008
Jeana wanted to be Snow White this year and I thought it was a great opportunity to not have to buy or make costumes this year. So, I tried to talk Abby into several other costumes, but she wouldn't budge. I don't know what made her want to be a Bee, but she was determined. So, because I was not willing to pay $70 to order one online, I caved and spent several nights on it. I asked her why she wanted to be a Bee and she replied, "So I can sting people." Yeah, she has her Dad's personality! j/k Anyhow, in the end she was quite tickled and we had two pretty cute trick-or-treaters!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
My question is...what happened to fall this year? Did anyone else feel like time has just flown by? We have managed to squeeze in some fun activities like a pumpkin patch and a fun trip to a local farm that we go to every year. It is one of our few yearly traditions. My girls were pretty scared of all the ghosts and goblins in the pictures in case you couldn't tell! :)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Jarom...thanks for coming to visit the family. It was fun to have you out here and nice to hear what you've been up to. Good luck with school etc...and I hope your new bling that you got for your Birthday will really attract all those pretty women you've been chasing, one flash of that, and you'll have it made...as long as you don't wear the mask!
David actually got three parties this year for his birthday. The first one was at Nate and Melinda's house b/c Jarom came out to visit and since he was also turning 30 and kind of gets a little short handed with his birthday being so close to Christmas, we threw David, Jarom and Nathan a surprise party. Then, we also went to dinner with the Stevens and the Flamms and had an ice cream cake with them (mostly b/c David hates when I tell other people about his birthday...hee hee!) And then of course, the girls were excited to make a cake for him on his real birthday...all this to say, he should feel pretty loved despite the fact that he is now SOOOOO old!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
So I must admit I think my children inherited some creativity from their DAD! j/k Anyhow, Jeana was molding playdough and made an adorable witch. My brother, Nathan, also taught them how to make bubbles with soap and dry ice. And there is this really fun website called spatulatta.com (I think) that my kids have had a lot of fun with b/c there are two young girls that teach simple cooking/holiday classes online...if you have little kids, I HIGHLY recommend this website.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
This marked the forth annual street party for our neighborhood. I have been the host for all four (is anyone surprised?) But it has grown in popularity every year. Last year we won an ice cream party from Dreyer's and this year I decided to host a chili cook-off. I went around to a few local business and asked for prize donations and I was actually shocked by everyone's willingness. So, we had a great turnout, perfect weather and neighbors already asking about next year! It does take a little effort and planning, but I feel so much safer knowing my neighbors and knowing we all keep an eye out for each other!
Monday, September 22, 2008
I hear a lot about having 'mommy brain,' but I don't think I fully appreciated the phrase until this year. I think somewhere along the way I lost any short term capacity I once had. And it only gets worse, I would say thank goodness for calendars and planners, but you still have to remember to check those too! Anyhow, I often forget how I old I am now and for some reason 27, 28 and 29 all seem to run together and depending on who I am talking to and when determines my random answer, but I guess they're all close enough.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
We went to Justin and Deanna Stevens' house for dinner on Sunday and they introduced me to a new favorite pop. It is 'Sunkist Cherry Limeade.' It was the first time I had tried it and, wow, fabulous (I am not much a of a pop drinker so I have never looked for it in the store, but supposedly it is fairly new.) Anyhow if you love a 'Shirley Temple,' you will love this! Yum-o.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
We found a good place to take pictures so the girls were having fun 'striking a pose.'
David surprised me this year by putting in a couple of garden boxes. We have talked about having a garden but when we bought our house, we purchased it from an elderly couple who couldn't maintain the yard anymore and it was out of control. Three years later, we are still struggling to get it to a manageable state, so we said we weren't going to plant a garden until the yard was in order, but my hubby knew I have been excited about one, so last Monday for FHE we planted one and my girls were really cute helpers.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Okay... so for all of you out there bugging me to update my blog and post pictures, better check out all three/four pages of older posting. I posted from January until now and am officially giving everyone the opportunity to feel updated on my life so you can appreciate my efforts to blog, b/c I still can't decide if it's my thing.