Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A big ordeal

This is how we end almost every meal in our house. Caleb hardly eats anything! The funniest part about it is, it works! He usually gets a big grin on his face and a look that says, "Now I'm gonna do it!" It's hilarious! I hope it works for a while, at least until he catches on that we're tricking him into eating :) Reverse psychology really works!

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

The 5's Tag

10 Years Ago: I was up at Utah State University just pluggin away at some classes that I sometimes went to. I was also suffering from clinical depression. I hadn't yet started dating Nate, he was still on his mission.

5 Years Ago: I was living and working in Idaho. Big and pregnant and awaiting my first beautiful baby. It happened to be the hottest year that year also, I might add :) Duh for having a summer baby, oh wait, I've had three!

5 Months Ago: I was excited to be able to see family in Utah for Thanksgiving. I really didn't like the drive though. But at least we got to see the Basses on our way back!

5 Things on my To Do list today:

1. laundry---this is ALWAYS on my list
2. at least sweep the floor, I hate things sticking to my feet!
3. dishes
4. work on my talk for sunday
5. take Kylan to soccer practice

5 Snacks I enjoy:

1. most fruit
2. chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate
3. fattening doritos, nacho cheese or cool ranch
4. ice cream
5. cookies

5 Things I would do if I was suddenly a billionaire:

1. Pay tithing and all other debts I owe.
2. Buy a nice house and fill it with awesome furniture, nothing will be hand me down in my new house!
3. Pay off my parents house and set them up for retirement in style.
4. Set up college funds for ALL of my kids.
5. Travel around the world. Hmmmm....who would watch the kiddies?

5 of my Bad Habits:
1. Procrastination
2. Raising my voice when I am frustrated
3. Staying up too late
4. Being lazy
5. Gossiping

5 Places I have Lived:
1. Midland, TX
2. Boise, ID
3. Missoula, MT
4. Logan, UT
5. West Valley City, UT

5 Things People don't know about me:

1. I used to be in 4-H riding horses, English style.
2. I used to own a horse.
3. I cannot stand spiders! OK I am afraid of them.
4. I owned 20 hamsters at the same time, it started with two and then I didn't sell the babies off soon enough and nature took it's course! Then they all got out of the cage and a few were never found, it pretty much smelled!
5. I have a birthmark in the shape of a 3 and I am the third child, go figure! Don't ask where it is :)

5 People I Tag:
1. Kim
2. Brittany
3. Millie
4. Michelle B.
5. Melissa O.

Book Tag

Finally I am getting to this...

I've been tagged. Here are the rules.
1. Pick up the nearest book (at least 123 pages)
2. Turn to page 123
3. Find the 5th sentence
4. Post the 5th sentence on your blog
5. Tag 5 people

I'm sorry to say that the only book I am reading right now is the Book of Mormon. And can I just say, Hello run on sentences! So here is my sentence.

And now I, Jacob, spake many more things unto the people of Nephi, warning them against fornication and lasciviousness, and every kind of sin, telling them the awful consequences of them.

I tag Michelle, Melissa O., Melissa P(just email me yours), Brittany, and Millie

Monday, April 21, 2008

Wild weekend!






We had Parker Tew from thursday evening until monday morning. The boys were loving all the sleep overs! We had some fun adventures. We splashed around in the kiddie pool, played some games, watched a few movies(well maybe more than a few!), rode scooters and bikes, and drew with the sidewalk chalk. Here are a few pictures from all the fun.

Texas is in bloom!




My beautiful roses, iris', and daisies are blooming and I thought I would share them with all! Hope they brighten your day like they do mine!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A fond farewell to the little rascal!




I made a very hard, but sane decision. I sold Toby. The poor guy didn't get any attention. With taking care of all the kids and trying to find some time for myself, he got lost in the shuffle. So I figured the pain of missing him would pass and the joy that he would bring to someone else would be worth it. Sister Rowe seems to be enjoying him and can give him so much more snuggle time than I ever could. It is a great match already! Plus she already took him to the vet and got his nails trimmed and everything! That dog is in heaven with her! He is definately missed! But I really wanted what was best for him, he needed more love! So he has chewed his last binky, or toy and he's in for lots of walking, attention and more. I feel guilty at times passing off my dog, but I did it for him. Anyway, it feels better to get this out and I better quit before I start crying.....what a baby!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Lights, camera, action....concluded

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Kylan singing one of his favorite songs.

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Caleb added his two cents.

Lights, camera, action...continued

We are still working on getting the other videos on here. For some reason it's not working.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Lights, camera, action!

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We were just playing around with the camera today. Here are some videos that we took. Hannah was just being cute and the boys had some songs to sing. So they were cute too! We had fun and at least you can see their personalities.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Into the swing of things


We decided on Conference Sunday to go for a picnic in between sessions. So we drove around trying to find a park that didn't have a play area. We ended up going to Ida Jo Moore park and they played on the swings anyway. But at least we got some cute pics! We had fun and it was good to get out into the fresh air. We enjoyed spending time together as a family and eating some yummy food.