Sunday, December 21, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
As I was working, I found myself contemplating what it might be like to have more free time at night and on weekends. I hope it won't be too intrusive for Carson, who has never known me to have much time for him. Not to mention Michelle, who now feels guilty when she's able to spend a night watching TV.
The thought made me really think about the fact that I'm not the only one in this family who's had so little free time. Michelle has put so much into supporting me with this. She must really love me.
She has never complained about it. Not one time.
I can't recall her ever being upset about events I couldn't attend, or all of the times I couldn't rescue her from a burnout. But when I'm stressed or complain about my life, she talks me through it.
I don't quite know how to thank you babe, other than to tell everyone what a good person you are.
I guess I owe you one, huh?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Michelle and the kids came out to Frito Lay today to drop some things off and Carson really wanted to come into Dad's office. For some reason he didn't put his shoes on when he got ready and I told him that he couldn't come in. I told him that instead, I would come outside and bring him a snack. He didn't like the idea and when I came out with some doritos, he was ticked. He cried and said "I wanted cracker tracks" Eventually, I caved and carried him in.... and boy am I glad I did. He got so much work done for me that I didn't know what to do with myslef. :) What can I say, the kid loves the computer.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Before the party, I asked Carson a few questions to help us remember what he was in to at this age. This is how it went:
Favorite TV Show: Spongebob
Favorite Movie: I don't know, just Spongebob
Favorite Candy: Dots
Favorite Color: Yellow and Green
Favorite Letter: U, S & T
Best Friends: Mom, Sawyer, Ethan & Ashley, Dad, Mom and Carson
Favorite Place to Go: I wanna go to Boondocks, Can I go to Boondocks...
Favorite Game: Starwars
Favorite Food: Mac & Cheese
Favorite Nut: Nutty
Favorite Drink: Juice, just juice, I wanna drink juice
Favorite Number: 9
He was pretty funny. I have no idea what Starwars game he was referring to, but when I asked him if he was sure he repeted "Starwars". He has become such a little boy! I love him and am so happy and honored to have him as my very own. Hugs and kisses, Carson!
Monday, October 6, 2008
The setting was beautiful, the bride was gorgeous, the groom made me tear up he was so handsome and happy, the toasts were PERFECT. Scott started out saying that "Steve and Amber are proof positive that you can get ANYTHING at Bel Aire" (the grocery store where they both worked)...very funny!
I didn't get nearly as many pictures as I had hoped, but I'll post what I have. Their photographers were awesome though. EVERY picture I was going to take, they already took! The girl was crazy about Grace :) I can't wait to see them!
Maddie and Sweden...almost twins!
Grace is almost as happy as Amber
Carson is almost as handsome as Steve
Carson took a little nap before the wedding (after about 2 seconds in the car!)
Grandma loves Sweden
Steve trying on his tux
This is the ONLY close up picture I got of Amber (boo). Her dress was beautiful and the cake...mmmmmm...the cake....
FIVE years in November...and still smiling (most of the time) ;)
We took one of the centerpieces out to Shawn's headstone. He was terribly missed that day. I kept remembering how grown up and handsome he looked on his wedding day and know that he would have loved Amber. She has been the silver lining on the dark cloud.
We love you Steve and Amber and wish you all the happiness in the world!!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
After the park we drove up to the lake and spotted some hungry looking ducks. The second we got out of the car the herd/gaggle/swarm of ducks came running toward us. I had barely gotten Grace in the stroller and the popcorn out of the car when they started barking at us! It was actually quite intimidating! Carson ran off to pick up rocks (because "ducks like rocks") and left Grace and I holding the bag of popcorn. I we tossed it out by the handful as Grace squealed with delight. She loves animals! When the last bit of popcorn was tossed, the ducks were still crazy excited. Grace had her hand stretched out trying to "pet" one and it nipped at her! So the fun was over, we grabbed Carson and ran to the car...ducks chasing and all.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
So today, I put them both down around 1. Grace wasn't tired, but I thought we'd try anyway. 10 minutes into my quiet time alone, Carson has to go potty. So I take him in the bathroom and then back to bed when his business is done. 5 minutes later, Grace is quiet. "Wow" I think, "that was easy". 5 minutes later, Carson has to go poop. GREAT! (We are still working on that one). So I take him in, he works it out, and we go to the kitchen for a smarshmallow for going poop in the toilet. Then it's back to bed...this naptime should go perfectly!! 10 minutes later "Mom, I have to pee." "Go to bed" I said...there is no way he has to pee again! "Can I go now?", "No", "How 'bout now?", "No, go to bed", "Now?", "Carson-GO TO BED" 5 minutes later he's crying because he peed his pants.
How bad do I feel? Not only did I force my newly potty trained son to pee his pants, but we also woke up Grace when we cleaned him up! Crappy naps today. Crappy feeling mom today. Maybe we'll all do better tomorrow! :)
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
View from the back deckJames with the kids in the hot tub Grace and Grandpa enjoying the afternoon
Jake and Carson swatting flies
We had a wonderful time and Carson can't stop talking about the "Cabin". We can't wait to go next year!! Love to you all!!!
Friday, August 22, 2008
- Surprises - gifts, visitors, flowers...etc :)
- Fall - I love the smell, feel, look...everything but the inevitable coming of winter!
- Sweets - chocolate, candy...really anything with too much sugar and fat!
3 Surprising Facts:
- I enjoy making spreadsheets. Sometimes I do it just for fun.
- I played softball from 4th to 7th grade and really stunk at it! For some reason I kept playing. My friends were good so I guess I figured I was good too!! My last game EVER was an All Star team. When I got up to bat, I could hear the whole crowd go "uuuuuuhhhhhh". Three strikes, no swings...it's over...forever. I guess that's not really surprising, given my lack of coordination and physical exertion, but kind of funny (and sad).
- I can sell just about anything on KSL. I once sold a used dog run for almost twice what we paid two years prior. Not on purpose, but it just turned out that way. I have a used baby bathtub posted right now...we'll see how that plays out! :)
Well, that's it...thanks Lisa!
Sue...tag, you're it! (that means you actually have to update your blogspot!) :)
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Steve and Amber have graciously asked Carson to be the ring bearer in their wedding. He will be about 2 weeks shy of 3 years old. We have about 2 months before the wedding so we started practicing this morning. I assure you all...he will NOT have the Binky for the ceremony!!!!! Man I'm nervous! :)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
We parked. First thing...Grace has a poopy diaper. OK, easy enough, she's changed. We walked outside to find that we were there before any stores were open. So we thought we'd make an even MORE fun adventure and ride Trax to the Church History Museum. After getting all 4 kids out of 2 double strollers, loading the strollers and the kids on the train, riding the train 2 blocks to Temple Square, unloading the strollers and the kids off the train and back in to the strollers...it was time for a bathroom break! It was a gorgeous morning at Temple Square! Too bad Grace was upset. We could have walked around all morning looking at the beautiful flowers. Instead, I gave her a bottle and hoped she'd go to sleep. No luck. We walked across the street to the Museum. The kids LOVED it! Abby and Brynn dressed up like shepherds and Carson colored and played with a puzzle.
Back to Trax. This time we were a little more experienced and knew what to expect. Still, it's a little scary to have such little ones running around when your hands are full with the stroller! By now things were hopping at Gateway! Kids were EVERYWHERE! It took a while for the kids to get into it, but once they did it was GREAT.
When it was time to go home, Abby and Brynn quickly and quietly got back in their stroller. Grace played with an apple. Carson kicked, screamed, ran... A short time-out and we were back in business.
When we finally made it back to the car, Lisa and I wondered if it was worth it. We are now in to our second hour of naptime...yes, it was worth it!
Monday, June 30, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Our Memorial weekend was wonderful. It was the first "summer" holiday that Jake has spent guilt/worry free with his family. The job he has right now allows him to actually take days off in the summer (imagine that!). So we went to breakfast with Grandma and Grandpa A and Liz and Aubrey. Then we came home for naps (that didn't ever really happen) and then Grandpa came over to fix an outlet in the garage. It rained pretty hard off and on all day so we didn't barbecue or visit cemeteries like we had planned, but had a great day anyway.
Grace crawled this weekend! She's still pretty reluctant, but it's only a matter of time before she's all over the place and in to everything! I don't have a clip of it yet...I'll try again this afternoon. Every time she sees the camera she gets all cheesy and won't perform!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
I just realized I could upload this video! We were all sitting on the bed one Saturday morning watching 101 Dalmations (AGAIN) and Carson burst out in song with Roger! It was so cute! We knew he had seen the movie at least 101 times, but who knew he could sing along?!?! Amazing!