|Here are a couple of pics of my new niece.|
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Ryan, on your birthday, I want you to know how much I love you! I'm so glad that you are my big brother. Thank you for all the good memories and the ones where you were torturing me. Thanks for hand cuffing to the railing in Meridian until Mom and Dad drove into the driveway. Way to keep to track of us. I hope your day is amazing and that you get everything you want. I love you. Scrub
Tonight at dinner I was talking to my kids and Nicole told me she wishes she could change her name. I asked her what she wanted to change it to and she said Elizabeth. (I actually love this name. It is one of the girl names Ken and I have chosen if we ever have another baby and it turns out a girl. We'd spell it with an S though. Elisabeth) ANYWAY, I asked her what we would call her if that was her name and she said Liz. Just then Matthew wanted to change his name to Andrew so we could call him And.
It's 7:41 CST and my kids are in bed and asleep. Life is good.
Monday, March 30, 2009
size 13 shoe
'big feet and hairy' (LOL! Only from a Dad)
21 1/4 inches long
8 pounds 5.7 ounces
alot of hair on her head.
CONGRATULATIONS ADAM AND CASSIE!!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
While we were there we found a crown and decided we needed our picture taken with it. Here are the pics. I'm sad to tell you that I didn't have the video going when Ashley dropped it, but that's okay. We got a good laugh.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Next, here are a few more pictures from the snow. Apparantly we got 16 inches of snow during the last 36 hours, according to a reliable source. (Jess who said the National Weather Service. (Both of them are reliable)) I measured snow drifts in our yard between 30 inches and 5 1/2 feet. It is now melting rapidly.
For my last bit of information...Look what I can do!I have built all of our bookshelves, fixed the vacuum and changed out a toilet seat. In cars I have added most major fluids and replaced the windshield wipers. None of these things listed are amazing or difficult, but I didn't know that until I did it myself. I am actually embarrased that I didn't know how to change my flat tire the other night. BUT I will learn. Anyway, for my latest 'nonamazing' nor 'difficult' act, I replaced the weather strip on our front door. You can see from the picture below that it obviously needed replaced badly. I didn't know there was a 'part' available to fix this problem until my Dad gave me an inservice yesterday. When we hung up, I went to town, picked up the supplies, pried off the old one with my handy dandy pampered chef spatula (Who needs a chisel or a screwdriver!) and then replaced it with a lovely white one.
I also fixed the draft on the french doors leading outside from the kitchen. I'm going to redo it though. I didn't understand exactly what to do and it looks pretty 3rd class right now. I'll post some pics when I redo it, after it warms up a little more. The make-shift job I did is working fine for now.
Lastly (I know I said the door was last, but while I was typing it, I got a new piece of info to share) Lastly and definately LEAST...our cat, Baylee, is pregnant. UG!
After the show Angie, Liz and I along with our little girls said goodbye to Ellen and Leo, then we went our separate ways.
When we got to our car I was glad that we backed into this muddy space because I thought we would have gotten stuck. We made our way out of the parking lot and just as I pulled onto the main road, I heard a noise that I've never heard before! I said, What is that?! Angie said, Either you have a flat tire or there is a ton of mud stuck in your tire. At that very moment I thought (and spoke outloud) it better be mud!!
I pulled off the road about 100 feet from where we got on and parked the car. As I went around the corner, I was sad to see that it was not mud.
I'm not going to lie to you, the first 2 words out of my mouth were not Christ like or lady like. Then I asked Angie to call her husband, Ben. None of us had ever changed a tire before. After Angie called Ben, we got back in the car and I called my Dad. The conversation went like this...
Me working on the jack, still getting instruction from Dad about lug nuts.
Luckily before we ever had to become acquaited with the lug nuts, Benshowed up to save our lives and change our tire. THANK YOU BEN!! I'll build you a cake or something.
Here are the little girls enjoying their left over chinese while we worked on the car.
It ended up working nicely. Ben took Angie and Cameryn home so we didn't have to drive out into the country to drop her off. I dropped Liz off at her house around 10:45-10:50 and Nicole and I were at home, in bed, and praying for a snow day by 11:00
Friday, March 27, 2009
The Church. The parking lot was perfect to do a few doughnuts.
Driving down Broadways
The school is work at...not sure why they canceled! haha
That's all folks! Since we don't have any big plans this weekend, I say BRING ON THE SNOW! Keep it coming. Maybe we can have Monday off too!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Nicole: Can I have 10 more minutes?
Nicole: no answer
I went in to tell her to go get in bed and this is what I saw.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
1.Technically they've only be married for 38 years, I don't count their 2 year divorce in the time line. However I will count the fact that remarried as a blessing since I was born a year later! I'm thankful I grew up in a home with 2 parents and that my Mom was a stay at home Mom.
2. They taught me how to work. When I was in 2nd grade we started selling home-made suckers to businesses in downtown Boise, Idaho. We continued selling them clear until I was married. They quit when they didn't have enough kids at home to form a team. Because of this experience, I have learned how to accept no as an answer. I'm not afraid to speak to anyone. I actually LOVE public speaking and confronting new people and challenges because of this experience.
3. My parents introduced me to good music. I love Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Elton John, and Billy Joel. I tolerate the Beatles, but I know their music. I don't love the Rolling Stones or Johnny Cash. (soory to their fans!) Everytime I hear Saturday Night by the Bay City Rollers I'll see myself in the blue room of our house in Meridian Idaho singing with my Mom and sister, Wendi as the record played over and over on the giant stereo. Each time God Bless the USA comes on, I'll think of the Miss Meridian Pagents my parents helped out on. Ditto for Daybreak by Barry Manilow.
4. I grew up knowing I would get married in the temple. Period. There were no other options.
I'm thankful for my parents. I love them so much!
*When she was born, I became an Aunt for the first time. I was 18.
* She is 13 years old.
* We have the same middle name, named after my Mom, her Grandma.
Happy Birthday Lex! You're an old woman now!! If you turn your age around, you have my age. That makes me an even older woman!
I love you!
We had youth baptisms going at the same time our session was scheduled. Ken and Ben were needed for baptisms, so Angie and I watched the kids while they did baptisms, then we took a later session while they guys took the kids to lunch. Below are some pics of the kids waiting at the temple.
This is Luke. He is 5. I LOVE HIM. While other kids were throwing a bottle of water back and forth because they couldn't find a football, this is what he was doing.
We arrived home last night at 9pm. It was an awesome trip!
PS, this is my 200th post. Thanks for reading!!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Have you ever wanted to run down ALL the stairs at the capital? 2 of the 3 kids I took today did too! Watch this video and try to guess which one wasn't into it. LOL
When we were walking on the sidwalk outside of the memorial, there was a short roof. The kids climbed it.