Saturday, August 28, 2010

My Brother Got Hitched!

I know that this post is about my brother getting hitched. Sad thing is I don't have any pictures of the bride and groom. How lame is that? I know I am pure looser:( It was a fun evening and we are glad you are part of our family now Mikel. Good luck putting up with us crazies! On a side note I did have to put up some video dancing fun. We can manage to entertain ourselves quite nicely. Can't my little niece get her groove on? What a great evening!

I love Monsoon Season!

I love the Monsoon Season. I love it for the amazing clouds that roll in late afternoons. (I would love it more if we could get more rain, but that is beside the point.) I never seem to have my camera with me so the first couple of pics are in the car from my cell phone. The last are with my camera but it just doesn't seem to take great night pictures. I'm sure if I knew what I was doing that might make it better but what can ya do? I love natures beautiful sites and am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father that shares all of natures beauties with us.

The Girls in the Hood

These silly girls are who you might run into if you are in our hood. Better watch out cuz I'm not sure if they're normal:) hee hee Just joking!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Silly Zippy

I guess Zippy wanted to make sure that we could find him at all times so he got a flower petal stuck to his back so we could see him. It was so funny watching him go every where with that thing stuck to his back. We love Zippy!

Tadpole update

Well the tadpoles are almost ready to go out in the big, big world. The last 2 have almost lost their tails and we will be releasing them in the next few days. I sure hope they survive!

1st day of school...8/9/10!

Today was the 1st day of school. I swear summer just started. Kristina officially started High School...Yikes! Riley started Middle School....another Yikes! Sam is in 3rd grade. They were all excited but they didn't want to admit it and a little nervous. So far the school year started out great. I take the day off because I like to take them all to school and be here to pick them up. Kristina had to be out the door at 5:40am for early morning Seminary. Did I mention that both her and I HATE early morning. This should be interesting as the school year progresses. Riley has to catch her bus around the same time Sam needs to be at school so at least I can take them both. Now I tried to pick them all up after school. Kristina was first and I got her with no problems. Matt was worried she would be embarrassed that we were there. Ha! She didn't want to walk in the heat. Sam was next on the list then Riley. When I left to get Riley at the bus stop the school called and said they were running late. We came home and waited a few minutes. I left to go get her but went around the block and ended up missing her. Darn it! At least I tried. I sure hope this year turns out to be great! So far so good:)

Kristina bright eyed and bushy tailed so early:) (I think it is time for a haircut? What do you think? Geesh)
Sam and Riley before school
His thumbs up pose for his 1st day. Doesn't he look excited?!
Her excited for school pose! Silly girl.
Kristina after school. What is that a smile on your face????
At least I gave a Ryleigh a ride home. Too bad I missed picking up my own kid:)
Sam afterwards. He survived!
Riley home after her walk from the bus stop.
Good luck in the new school year kiddos!

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Okay, we finally did it. We caved, alright! Yes, the eldest child is now the user of her very own cell phone. Let my panic attacks begin. I know it shouldn't be such a big deal, but it is to me. I am such a control freak and this just letting her have some of her own control in her life is killing me. Luckily she is a good kid and seems to have a good head on her shoulders. Kristina, if you are reading this, please don't blow it:) (Artwork by Kristina herself. She was so excited she had to show it.)

We love our Sam-man!

I have mentioned that sometimes my kids are just a tad different. Not that that is a bad thing. I love it. Our little Sam LOVES geography. He has maps galore and is usually the go to when we aren't sure where something is located in our big, beautiful world. Yesterday I was busy, busy cleaning when Sam came running in to tell me I needed to look at the map he made. This little cutie pie made a landmark map of the US on his bed. That kid amazes me sometimes with what goes on in his head. All my kids are so dang smart and talented and never cease to amaze me. They make me so proud to call them my kids!

Tadpole do over

Okay a while back we posted that we caught us some tadpoles. Those poor little tadpoles ended up boiling to death in the hot water due to my error after just a day. I left them outside in direct sunlight in a nice hot plastic bucket. Well we are trying this again. I am happy to say that all 5 are still alive! I put them in the same bucket but this time they were left inside. Two of them are almost little frogs and the others not too far behind. Soon we will release them in the backyard. Maybe then they will eat some of those blasted dang mosquitoes!!