Thursday, January 29, 2009

Here is a quick video Phil put together and some pics from today's events. The Redwoods are amazing. Stay tuned for more videos and pictures from our California trip.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Trip to Caifornia

I am so excited we are leaving on our trip today.  Our plan is to drive to Cresent City tonight stay their and tomorrow we will check out the Redwood Forest.  Then we will dive to San Fransico Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge stay their a night.  Then off to Anaheim were we'll hopefully go to a Mona Vie conference (we think its sold out).  We will then hang out at the beach and catch some sun and swimming.  We plan to go one day to Lego Land and one day to Disney Land.  I am so excited.  We are taking my niece Emma and nephew Adam.  I'll post pictures next week when we get back.  CALIFORNIA AND SUN HERE WE COME!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Thanks Mom and Dad

Well my parents sent us money for Christmas to get out family something.  I had the wonderful Idea to get a fondue pot.  We tried it out today and we had a blast (Thanks Kate and Brent for the oil we forgot that in our grocery shopping and didn't realize until today).  And if your wondering where Mason is he is crashed on the couch, he made it through church today, yea.  Thanks so much Mom and Dad we love it.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Here is a great little video Phil put together of Simon rocking out. This was the actual song he was dancing to.  Notice his mouth he is actually pretending to sing.  What Can I say my kids are so cool. Pause the music on the side to hear the song.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wall of Photos

Here is my completed project pictures and all.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Family Pictures

We had my friend Tara do our family Photos (thanks Tara) and they turned out so cute.  Man if my kids are this cute now what am I going to do when they are teenagers, Yikes!!  There is also one on just Phil and I on the side bar.  I also had to put two of Simon he was just to darn cute.

Simon 14 1/2 months

Mason 4

Everett 6

Parker 7 1/2

I am spoiled!!

I did a post the other day on being overruled by being the only girl, now here is the other end of it.  I get to be pampered and spoiled by all my loving boys.  I let them work with some craft stuff just to play with yesterday and this is what they came up with.

No help from me they made some fun little earrings that I can change the color to match my outfits.  Boy, do they know their mom or what I am so lucky.

Friday, January 16, 2009

It Time to Clean the Bathroom When...

Warning if you are sensitive about cleaning don't read any further.

1. You notice the red ring around the toilet and at the bottom of the sink.
2. You have dust bunnies/hair balls the size of golf balls (slight exaggeration)
3.  Your tripping on all the things your toddler has pulled out of the  drawers and cabinets.
4. You dirty your shirt with makeup when you lean over the sink. 
5. You have to creatively balance Q-tips on the mound that is your garbage.

and the biggest way to tell it is time to clean your bathroom is...
6. When your 4 year old walks in and says "Mom, your bathroom is really messy you should do something about that"

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

I am overruled

One of the many down falls of being the only girl in the house is there have been a few times that testosterone overrules any objection that I have to some activities that take place in the house like this for example.

Yes they are throwing a football in the HOUSE!  Isn't that the number one no no rule we have heard all of our lives.  Not only that but they had to be higher to match dads hight so almost smash the light with their throws.  Well I guess thats what happens when you have been snowed in for a week and need some physical activity (that is why I let them do it by-the-way)
I just played with Simon or I should say kept the ball away from him and made sure he didn't fall of the window ledge :-)

Dinner with Parker

As part of my plan of raising boys I am determined to have boys that can cook and do house hold things before they go on missions so I have a while to get them ready for that task.  In view of that I have decided to let Parker plan and cook a meal for the family of his choice every other week and as he gets older more often.  We went to the store and he decided that he wanted some steaks, shrimp, fish, fruit salad, and rolls.  I was very fun shopping with him and helping him think about how much we will eat.  I think he was more excited about the fruit salad than anything else, he picked out apples, bananas, pears, star fruit, mango, watermelon and grapes, it was very good.  We planned to grill everything but silly me I didn't know how to hook up the grill, so he cooked them up on the stove instead.  He was having a wonderful time cutting the fruit and I could tell he loved the responsibility.  

Monday, January 5, 2009

First Attempt

I have been having fun decorating my house.  For Christmas Phil gave me a 12inch Cricut.  So here is my first time decorating with Vinyl.  I also covered the mat for the picture frames myself.  I had no help on this project and had so much fun with it.  If you'll notice the pictures are empty we haven't taken the pictures yet so it will just have to wait.  What do you think?

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Here are my boys journals, remember I typed what they said, except I did tweak a few sentences to make more cense 
Parker 1-4-09
I am excited to turn 8 in May and get baptized .  I was excited to get my Webkin bat for Christmas.  I got two other Webkins for Christmas and I gave my elephant one to Everett.  I can't believe I got to go on Webkin world and get stuff for my bat.  I did have fun in the snow trying to built a snowman, and snow angles, and jumping on the snow trap.  Today in church we talked about getting older and now I am in CTR 8 and my class is with CTR 7, we get to sit in the back row.  We got some brand new Legos.  I can't believe I got a science kit which I am very excited to do.

Everett 1-4-09  
I like my cool robotic remote control "Spike" dinosaur that I got for Christmas.  I love to be with my mom.  The snow is super fun.  I am now in CTR 7 the same class with Parker, we got to keep one of the same teachers as last year.  I love my baby brother and I love my family.  I don't like mice.  We built with our blocks this week and played with our new legos.  I don't like rats.

Mason 1-4-09
(This part is written by me)Here is a quote of the week for Mason, "Gimme a beat" proceeded my air guitar and head banging.  What can I say my kids are so cool.
Now here is Mason:
I like guinea pigs.  I love my mommy.  I love my daddy.  I love Simon, and I love my brothers.  I love the earth.

(This is me again)
This is such a fun project to do with my kids (when I remember)  They are so funny and cute when they are trying really hard to come up with some serious answers to my questions.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!

I am so happy for this new year, it brings many new and exciting things.  I remember talking about the year 2009, 8 years ago when I was 5 months pregnant with Parker.  I was thinking that in eight years our little boy will be getting baptized but that was so far away.  Now here I am already planning the big day 6 months in advance.  I am going to be a reck, just thinking about it tonight made me start to cry with happiness.  I have a lot a new years resolutions but I am going to try the hardest at reading to my children more.  I tend to forget to do this a lot, not that I don't think it is important I just get busy with meals and bedtime that I forget. So #1 on my list for this year is that.  What are some of your resolutions?