Thursday, October 16, 2008

Out to Cali

Yay, we are doing a short trip back home before things get too hectic with the Holidays. I'll post lots of pics when we get back. Have a great weekend and wish us luck on the 12 hour drive with 3 kids!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

New camera from.....Costco

Like where else would we ever buy anything, right? Here's some pics of us trying it out right in Costco while we eat some lunch.


Also known as "So You Think You Can Dance" Our small claim to fame is that Chelsea Hightower is not only from Utah but also our ward!! Jeff was her Sunday school teacher and likes to think he taught her everything about dance. =) We were so proud that she made it as far as she did in the competition.
We had a girls night out plus Kyle =) and went to the show in SLC. We were on the floor with pretty good seats. But, man, I must be getting old cause the music was too loud for me!

Friends Forever

Here's a pic of me, Roxy and Ciara (my sis) at Roxy's baby shower. We've known Roxy and her family our whole life back to when we were growing up in CA. Our moms were friends even before they got married!
Roxy is pregnant with triplets and due Dec 23! Merry Christmas to them!

Happy .... Halo?

Kevin and I were shopping at Costco in between conference session (bad idea by the way, everyone was there) and saw this guy. He was no employee since he was tagging along with his wife and a shopping cart. Kevin was so excited that I got him to pose for a picture.

The really funny thing was watching all the MEN checking the costume out.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Just when you think the messes are done ...

Ryan has done really well and not gotten into things for a LONG time. I thought we were past all the crazy messes when I found this.
He said that he just wanted to see if he could take it all down. I guess I needed to reorganize the panty. I wouldn't tell him this, but I was really impressed that he pulled the glass platters down from the TOP shelf without breaking anything. Hopefully Ryan just needed one last hurrah as a 5 year old. =)

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Here's Brenna in a darling hat and sweater combo that I WORE AT HER AGE!!
It was freezing outside at a cousin's birthday party but I squeeked a smile out of her. Now I just need a picture of me in this outfit, Mom, and we can do some comparing. =)

Why no dessert

To finish up the story of my bad little boys: see here

I like to think of myself as a dessert moderate. Sure, little Ryan had no idea what a doughnut was at the age of 4. When he had one at a party he referred to them as "tasty bagels." But we are at least no stranger to ice cream and the occasional cookies or cake. While we do not have dessert every night, it graces our counter quite often. I feel (hope) that if my kids are around treats with moderation it will not be such an obsession with them later.

So you can imagine my surprise when one afternoon I notice Ryan's cheek is smeared with something chocolaty. When confronted he pointed to the side of the couch. There between the wall and the couch (of course the perfect little hiding spot) are not one but TWO melted creamies! The chocolate was half gone and still in a somewhat solid state while the ORANGE creamie was a nice little melted pool of food coloring and sugar.

As I pulled back the couch to get in a better angle to attack the mess, I discovered the treasure trove of all troves. There is a nice little run-way along the back of our couch and wall that is perfect size for 2 little boys. I was aware that they would play back there but had no idea of the vastness of their shenanigans.

When what to my wondering eyes did appear but the remains, nay, the evidence of naughtiness. There were no less than the wrappers of 12 creamies, 6 string cheeses, a few pudding cups, and fruit snack wrappers!!!! Besides the garbage there was ice cream and pudding splattered on the carpet, back of the couch and the wall. I was shocked that my boys could be so sneaky, so devious, so quiet! And then I realized ... the box of creamies HAD emptied more quickly than normal, and the boys HAD been picking at their meals, and they HAD been spending more time behind the couch lately.

While I might have spoken a bit hastily the words "No dessert for a MONTH" came out. I was so upset that they had 1. taken food in the living room 2. sneaked food without permission and 3. made such a huge mess all over the carpet. Later I felt bad about the month comment but knew I had to stick to my guns after sentencing them, or I'd get wheedled down to a day. I consoled myself that it wouldn't be too bad for them since the holidays were a ways a way. And then 3 days later it was Brenna's b-day. =( Hence the frozen Yoplaits for the celebration while the rest of us had cake and ice cream.

Yes, I think the punishment was a bit strong, especially for their age. And it was hard when we went to Sunday dinners at the grandparents and all the other cousins got dessert. But the asking lessened considerably after the first week. And now when I make my check behind the couch (which is much more often now) Ryan is quick to assure me that there is nothing back there cause he doesn't want "to miss dessert for that long ever again!" And Kevin nods his head. Sure made the impression!