Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Today is Noah's 12th birthday! Noah is the baby of our family & often his birthday is forgotten (mainly because it is just days after Christmas)... but not this year! Turning 12 is a huge deal as on Sunday he will be ordained a Deacon. So exciting! I can't believe all of my boys will have the Priesthood, they make me so proud. Besides Noah getting to go snowboarding with the James' yesterday - today Zak took just Noah to the skate park & spent the day with just him. Noah commented on how fun it was to spend the day with just Zak - savor it!!
Tonight we met up with some friends & had dinner at Ruby's Diner - it was fun & a little crazy. The waitresses even sang Noah happy birthday (but of course I didn't get the camera out in time!!). We had a good time, as you can see by the pictures! Happy Birthday Noah!!!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Merry Christmas to all!!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
How many teenagers does it take to put on snow chains? 5 - Jason to do it and 4 more to watch!!! At least I didn't have to do it.
There's the hill and the highway. It was snowing a lot!
I'm so glad there weren't any cars coming!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
These pictures are backwards in order - not sure why that happened... oh well! Enjoy...
Sorry Dee Dee, I keep trying to insert your picture to this post & it won't go in the right spot so I am not adding it... I'm sure you will be sorely disappointed!!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
So this year our Thanksgiving was going to be spent with just our family. With Joy & Max gone on a mission the rest of the family seemed to have other plans & my family were all going to my sister's house - with Jamey just getting back from a long road trip, he just wasn't up to ride an hour and a half there & back for dinner this year. So we opted to have dinner at home alone, just our family. It would have been a first & I was happy to make a new tradition with my family but sad at the thought that we wouldn't be spending a holiday with any extended family.... Until Dee Dee told me that her mom was not feeling well & they weren't going to have Thanksgiving dinner with her as planned. So we called up Dee Dee, David & their boys and invited them for Thanksgiving dinner with us. It was going to be a holiday with family after all!! It was such a nice time visiting with them, even though we live fairly close & see each other often... Although we don't really have time to chat, other than via email. I'm sorry Helen got sick, but I am happy that her family was able to spend Thanksgiving with us. Thanks guys for coming, it really meant a lot to me!!
This picture is not very good, but it is the only one we took. In fact it was taken on Jamey's phone since none of us had a camera handy. Sorry!!
Hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving with family or friends!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Needless to say, I'm not doing this alone again. You're on your own, Eric!!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Today is David's birthday. Happy Birthday David! I hope you are having a great day... hopefully all of your brothers remembered? I know you got a special phone call from a family of wonderful singers :o) I think we are similar to the Osmonds or something.... ha ha - hopefully that didn't ruin your day.
Next week is Jamey's birthday. Can you believe that Joy had them one year & a week apart? What was she thinking? I could hardly handle them two years apart... Regardless I am looking forward to spending his special day with him. Happy birthday baby!
Here's to another year of good times, health & happy memories!!
(Sorry there aren't any pictures, my computer is acting up & I have already had to re-write this post 3 times. If I get it fixed anytime soon I will add pictures later).
Monday, November 10, 2008
Here is Jason with Nate. It's time to buy Jason another scout shirt. This one barely buttons, but he's grown so much it won't tuck in!
Here is Kevin & Wyatt. That little boy cracks me up. He never stops talking, and is very inquisitive.
Unfortunatley, I only got a few pictures, but my brother-in-laws took pictures. Brien & Jody even took a video of the ceremony and sent that to Joy and Max since they're on a mission in Washington DC. I hope they don't mind me putting the link on here. They did an awesome job! Thanks, guys!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
For those of you wondering, I did vote today but that doesn't mean that I think it really matters.
What do you think?
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Jamey & I had a night out alone.... first time I didn't take the boys out on Halloween. I guess they are growing up!!
Eric, Jason, Troy, their friends James & Kevin
David's pumpkin. So unusual for him-not scary at all!!
Eric & Noah went trick-or-treating together. They came home and munched out on candy for several hours. The older boys all went trick-or-treating, then to a friends' house and watched a movie. I got to pick them up shortly after midnight. I am sooooo tired today! I can't keep up with the life of teenagers, that's for sure!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
It's a very physical game. I couldn't tread water for 5 minutes, let alone 45!!
Jason is usually the sprinter, who races for the ball. He does pretty good getting it. He's the fastest swimmer on our team.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Never can we take a serious picture - even when I try it just doesn't happen!
So, today is Jamey & my 21st wedding anniversary! Can you believe it has been 21 years? I can't! It sure has gone by quickly, seems like yesterday we were just teenagers newly in love & dating.... who would have thought that 4 sons, lots of exciting events & 21 years later - we are still together. I must say though, it has been the best 21 (26 if you count our years together before we were married) of my life! Jamey truly is my best friend & I love him more & more every day. I know there were some people (won't name any names) who said that our marriage wouldn't last 6 months (or was it 6 weeks?)... I should have gotten in on that bet! Actually, that little wager made us only work harder at being happily married. Not to say we haven't had hard times, but I think that sometimes the hard times make the good times SO much better. The day I married Jamey I never thought that it could get any better, but it has. More than I could ever imagine!
So Jamey, here's to another 21 wonderful years (actually more since we are so young :o). You are the one I look forward to seeing everyday (the kids are a close second) & miss you terribly when you are out of town. I am happy that we found each other & become such good friends (besides everything else)... You make me the happiest girl around! Thank you for all that you do for me - your actions speak louder than words! Happy Anniversary baby, I love you!!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Noah's spending money at weekend event $10.00
Price of Raffle Ticket $2.00
Look on Noah's face when he won a brand new surfboard with just one raffle ticket:
This weekend we met up with Jamey in Orange County at the Etnies Skatepark for the Goofy Vs. Regular contest. It's a big event - in fact the city closes down a whole street for vendors, food & fun. Noah happened to buy 1 raffle ticket at one of the booths that was giving away a brand new surfboard. I thought there was no way he was going to win with just one raffle ticket! To my surprise when I saw Noah walking towards me with it in his arms! He won!! The kid is my good luck charm from now on!! I wish I had my camera at the time because the look on his face truly was priceless!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
How can you resist those huge baby blue eyes & that smile! I just love this little guy....
He's sooo cute!
Here is a picture from the top of the church office building. Well, I think that's what they said...I wouldn't know since I've never been there!! (Yep, David reads this, so that's for him :) Sandra mentioned that when she was in Salt Lake a few weeks ago, her kids suggested that they go see President Hinckley's grave. I thought that was a great idea, so mentioned it to David & Eric. It was pouring down rain all day Saturday, so they didn't go around the rest of the cemetary.
Here is Eric in front of the waterfall at the Conference Center.
I'm really thankful that my husband is such a wonderful guy, and a terrific dad. I hope the boys feel so inspired to keep up the tradition when they're dads.