Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Since I am sitting here at home and really don't have anything else to do I thought it would be fun to go though some pictures we found while cleaning our closet the other day...

So here you go a trip down memory lane.

Engagement pictures

Opening wedding presents wow we look tired.

Wedding pics.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


So here are some before and afters.

After , After

After , Before
I am finally finished.. It has taken me almost 2 weeks but it is finally done.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

99 days and counting

Is It Christmas Yet?

From yesterday (Wednesday) there are 100 days till Christmas...
The challenge:
For the next 100 days leading up to Christmas you have to give 100% of yourself to the gospel. It's a lot, I know, but it is already things we should be doing. I think it is a great idea to remind us what is really important in our lives. So here is the list of requirements:


Individual and family prayer

Individual and family scripture study
Acts of love and compassion to spouse (roommates or family)


Date with spouse (or girl's night out...for my sassy single friends :)

Family home evening

Sabbath observance at ward of record

Magnify your calling


Fast and payment of tithes and offerings

Temple Attendance

Home and Visiting Teaching

So, are you up for the challenge?

What day is it anyway???

So this week has been a full and CRAZY one. (this is just for journal purposes so if you don't want to you don't have to read ..)

Friday- wake up and get everyone out the door to there school and work. Then drop the boys off to play at Rhe-Anne's house. Then I am off to help in Riley's class room. So while I am there I work in the schools work room and hear other mother's and father's talking about the Hurricane and how they are getting ready for it. And Heck people I am from Arizona where nothing ever happens weather wise so as soon as I am done at school I run to the store to stock up on some of the things they were telling me to get..

Friday night - we watch the news and wait ..... and wait... and wait and then finally go to bed.

Saturday morning we wake up to a beautiful morning go to the church for our wards preparedness fair and primary program practice. wow was that enough P's there for yah. And that was really great. Come home and we get to hang out with some old friends that are in town Yippee! That night we were in our room getting ready to go out and Robert walked into the hope chest with his toes OUCH!!!

Sunday morning we are getting up and ready for church and Robert says my foot is really hurting so I go do you want to go to doctor no he says. So off to church we go in all our glory my unwashed hair and Robert in he one shoe and one sock with a flip flop. Riley was so excited to do her part in the program but when the time came she didn't want anything to do with it AHH. She Cried all the way to the front of the church and then as she is one of the first to say her part she whines it and then runs down crying to me. So after much talking and bribing yes with a piece of gum she makes her way back up there and sings with the rest of the kids. Then as we are playing popcorn in our seats with the boys in and out of church Robert and I meet in the hall and he goes my foot really hurts I go OK what would you like me to do about it? Yeah I know real loving I know. So after sacrament meeting we get all the kids and at this point the daughter who didn't want to stay in the first place can't leave or it might just kill her so we are now trying to find her a ride home as we have no idea how long it will take we do and head to the hospital.(wow sorry for the grammar never was good at that).
So at the hospital so glad I always keep the umbrella stroller in the back of the van. And then we get to wait and wait and wait and after an 1 1/2 hours which I hear really isn't that bad we limp out of there with what are just sprained toes and head home still not seeing anything from the hurricane.

Monday was a beautiful day just wonderful we went for a walk played with friends filled orders for people(made a lemon pound cake and 64 chocolate chip walnut cookies) Everyone was happy.

Tuesday we wake up to Hyde not breathing right he was laboring so hard to get a good breath so after being put on the run around on the phone I just take him in to the doctor and that is where we find out that now 3 out of 3 kiddos in our house have Asthma. So after spending all morning there and fighting to not be sent to the hospital (love you nurses but really don't want to see you again for awhile) finally get to come home in time to get Riley off the school bus.

And now for the past few days it has been scheduled breathing treatments around the clock. Wow so I think its Thursday and I really haven't done anything this week. So my goals for the day are to try and attack the mountain of ever growing laundry before I have to send my husband and daughter to school and work in there nothings. And do a couple of loads of dishes yes people I said a couple. AND my number one goal is to SHOWER and take a nap when the boys go down. Wish me luck.

How is your week going???

Thursday, September 11, 2008

My Lap Dog???

This is the closest we will ever get to having one.
Everytime I sit down this little boy aka Hyde climbs up on my lap and I love it!

Calling all web smart people......

OK friends and family and all who reads this blog. I am trying to make a web page and have not one ounce of knowledge in this department. I searched and searched. I am about to just make another blog and call it good. But I come before you to seek of your knowledge. If you any of you have a clue in making a website please leave a comment with your help. Thanks

Monday, September 8, 2008


So it has been awhile but I think I am addicted to these things that have keeped me away....

  • Face book (if your on there find me we can be friends)
  • Sewing I love Amy Butlers Fabrics but people I was a our local Hobby Lobby on Saturday and guess what they have there own line that is very similar to hers at at least half the price. Look out world I think I'll be making some very cute things to come.
  • PAINTING... Yep I have been painting or trying to paint my house the inside now as we have been in it for what almost 3 yrs. And have been stuck with yucky white walls. So during nap times I have been doing a wall at a time. Hopefully it will be done this week.
  • Blogging and I know I haven't been but I am trying to make a new blog because I have been getting a few orders for my yummy goodies so I need a page to let everyone know what is going on.

So these are my addiction's and I am admitting this to the whole blogging world.. So now what are you addiction's?

P.S. Also my all time favorite is Ice Cream it seems like when my brain is going and creative I veg with it. Not a good habit got to replace it with something. Any Ideas???????

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Much to do about nothing..

OK so where to start when you really have nothing of importance to write about. So the last 2 weeks I have been stuck at home with a sick and then two sick kiddos. One that decided to go and get impetigo. What what is that anyway so we have visit our lovely doctor friend yet again and have now been on our fantastic medicine for almost a week. So Brody is slowly and surely getting better.

So we haven't been out much so in turn don't have much to blog about other then the fact that in the last two weeks we have watched Car's the movie at least once if not twice a day as it is one of the only things that makes him sit quietly for any amount of time. As also it is the time of the year that his asthma flairs up so if he does to much he can't breath.

Riley is really loving school. She can't wait to go every morning and if I would let her not eat breakfast and just go whenever she wants she would be there at 6:30am. I have told her over and over that if it is still dark outside the school isn't open and the teachers wont even be there. Her solution is that this just mean that she can be the one to open it. And today since it was the first day Brody could be out we decided it would be fun to go into the school to pick Riley up from her class when her teacher called to her to come she looks up and says "OH MOM this is not the way your supposed to do it. You need to pick me up with the car."

Tomorrow is Riley's first piano lesson with a wonderfully talented sister in our ward. I just hope Riley can sit long enough to actually listen to what she is needing to learn. She asked me tonight if I could go to HEB a local grocery store while she is at piano tomorrow. I asked her why and she goes that way you can be late to pick me up and I can play with wonderful ladies daughter. CRAZY.

So what else have we or I been up to oh I finally got some time to start the down stairs paint or to continue working on it. As so far so good I will post pictures when I am done.

In other news I guess some excitement did happen and I almost forgot. We are having to get our house repainted. AHH you ask didn't you just do that. And I would say oh yes but it wasn't done right and now after a good rain is washing off...... We also got a new computer so I am really sad right now as that is where all ALL my pictures of my kids from last year around September until now are on that computer and there is no way to get them off that I know of so if you have any ideas or now a great computer person please let me know..

Also to all those moms out there that have kids in school or had kids in school how to you be a great school mom. I mean I want to help and be active in my children's school but what is the best way and is there to much? Is there things that any teacher would love and needs? I know that this is crazy but I just don't want to be one of these parents that doesn't know what is going on in school with my kids.

So there you go I will try and gets some pictures and have a more exciting week now that we are back to a more normal state around here.