Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My last post

Yep, you read that right, I'm done blogging. But because I want to use this blog as a scrapbook I'm just going to set it to private and not invite anyone to read it. I have a couple reasons for doing this but mostly I just feel over exposed. Maybe someday I'll feel like blogging again but for now I'm done.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

He's my hero!!

My oldest child is terrified of heights, so I was really shocked when he told me he wanted to take a diving class instead of swimming class this year. But he has gotten up there and faced his fear, even if it's not graceful.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

5 little words....

For a couple years now my oldest has been rather adverse to me telling him I love him.
He'd frequently respond with,
"do you have to say that?"
"I think I just threw-up in my mouth."

But lately, when I tell him I love him,
you know what he says to me???

"I love you too mom"

and oh how my heart has ached to hear his little raspy voice say that to me again.
and yes, I always knew he loved me even when he didn't say it.
But I love hearing it!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Like Paige said, better late than never....

Here are the pictures from Isaac's kindergarten graduation

coming into the auditorium. he was the last one and I think the girl in front of him was his kindergarten crush... :)

Getting his certificate from his teacher Mrs. Watson.

Singing some cute songs. I feel bad for the kid behind hims parents, I'm sure they're wondering why on earth they put the tallest kid in the class in the front row...
It's because he had a speaking part. He did awesome!!!

Brotherly love.... or something like it.

My friend posted this on her facebook and I just love it, it's from the movie The Incredibles and perfectly sums up mine and Jason's feelings on the subject...

Helen:I can't believe you don't want to go to your own son's graduation.

Bob:...It's not a graduation. He is moving from the 4th grade to the 5th grade.
Helen: It's a ceremony!

Bob:It's psychotic! They keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity, but if someone is
genuinely exceptional...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

quick trip

We went on a super quick trip to Utah over the Memorial day weekend. My cameras battery died before the end of our first day there so the pictures are completely limited but here's what I did get...
This is my family. Man, we're an attractive group of people!!

These are all the grand-babies on my side of the family. It was so much fun having them all together.

These are my boys at the "world-famous" Thanksgiving Point dinosaur museum. They got to go with Mema (my mom), and their uncle Eli.
P.S. they're swimming away from the shark in this picture.


So the most exciting event of the trip occurred on our last day there, just hours before we were supposed to arrive at the airport for our flight home. We went to a petting zoo, just to pass the time, and my youngest had an awful allergic reaction to the ponies!!! Something that should have been in the depths of his eye socket swelled out of his eye covering a good portion of his actual eyeball. It was really gross. Luckily it didn't affect his breathing and we were able to find an urgent care and get him properly treated before it was time to fly home.

We are now being told to have him tested for allergies (the back scratch stuff), and I'm looking for peoples input on this. Is it horrid? not so bad? worth it? let me know!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The brain of my 6 year old

A couple short stories about my oldest child....

  • I was lamenting about the fact that my youngest was wearing the exact outfit that my oldest had worn to the hospital after my youngest was born and my oldest responded with, "I never could have known then how scratchy he'd grow up to be. I would have told you to name him Scratchy if I had known." (my youngest is a scratcher and my oldest has the wounds to prove it)
  • He was telling me about something that happened at school and the story started with, "a few weeks past, in this world...." --I was unaware that there was another world it could have happened in...
I sure do love his guts!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

As promised!

Our Pool Is Finished!!!!!!!

This is the view out our back door

Here's our hot tub and major deck area.

This picture shows our pool and the grass area.

We have 3 shooters (just 'cause we could), and a waterfall.

Now we just need some hot weather!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

He's obviously a genius

A couple days ago (while I was at school, so this story is second hand) there was a fly in my house. It was apparently driving all the inhabitants of said house crazy, and none of them were fast enough to swat it and kill it. And then my oldest hatched a brilliant plan while he was sitting on the toilet, (sorry, I should warn you not to read this if you're eating...) that went something like this.....

"I know!!! When I'm done pooping I wont flush the toilet, and then the fly will land on my poop and we can hurry and close the lid and flush the toilet!!!"

Luckily for all of us he forgot and accidently flushed the toilet when he was done.

But clearly he's a genius!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I decided to do numbers instead of bullets, just to mix things up and keep you on your toes!

  1. My backyard is within days of being finished. All that's left is putting the fence up and then filling the pool!!! I'll post pictures once it's done.
  2. I was trying to say what I just said in #1 on my facebook page but accidentally spelled pool, "pull". I was humiliated. I promise I know the difference, and I wouldn't have made that mistake if it wasn't so early in the morning when I did it.
  3. I'm studying for finals. It's not exciting except that it's FINALS, which means I'm almost done with this semester!
  4. My little family will be flying to Utah for Memorial Day weekend. I'm trying to lose 5 pounds before then. Actually I'm trying to lose 10, but I'll settle for 5.
  5. Did you know that there are like a bajillion different types of palm trees? I have 4 different kinds in my backyard alone.
  6. I never know how to end these posts. It always feels so random and blunt.

Friday, April 16, 2010

A psychological evaluation may be needed

But this time it's not for me, (can you believe it?). It's for my darling husband that I adore so much. He really doesn't have any symptoms except one... the man has been spending some dough!! The main reason I haven't sent him in for evaluation yet is that he's been spending the money on me!!!!!

The first large purchase was some more diamonds for my wedding ring. I recently got the idea that I wanted another anniversary band for the top side of my wedding ring. We went out to find one that matched my original wedding band but couldn't, so he bought me 2 new ones!!! p.s. They're bigger than my original wedding band!!

The next purchase was an even bigger surprise than the first. He showed up to my oldest sons soccer practice and said, "I found something online that I want to buy you". I was expecting something for the pool (which is another money swallowing monster that I am so excited about!), but I was completely wrong. It was an Escalade!!! It's an '08 luxury package Escalade (dvd player, navigation, seat COOLERS!) with less than 12,000 miles on it. It still smells new people!!! I love, love, love it!!!

My life feels completely charmed right now, and not just because of my new things but because my husband is obviously completely crazy about me.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


When he grows up he's,"gonna marry a hot-chick"

I can't wait to disapprove...

... and then show her this picture...

It's why I had children.