Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Breaking Dawn to read

I finished Breaking Dawn this morning. Anyone else? Anyone want to discuss? Call or email me - I'd love to chat.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

August Already!!

Cousins - honest!

Great grandbaby #5

Sisters, Shorty Mother & Nephews

Me and my Mummy

4 of 10

More of 10

Mickey, we love you!

I can't believe how quickly July came and went. It was a busy month with family, and lack thereof as Rex was working hard and never home. We missed him a lot but luckily I had my mother around to hang out with. Getting together with my family always comes in concentrated form. Of the 10 of us, 3 live here in Draper/Sandy, 1 drives trucks out of Iowa, and the rest are scattered world wide. So when there's an occasion, like my nephews wedding, they all come over at once. Between the three local houses, we manage to find beds, food, and entertainment for everyone. Each day consists of more food than should ever be consumed in one sitting, lots of laughing with David, embarrassing memories, photos, and running to the mall or Costco. Not to mention several trips to and from the airport. This time around was no exception. We even had a baby, Jack, born to oldest grandchild, Wade, in the middle of all of this. My mother now has 37 grandchildren and nearly 6 great grandchildren (one more due next month). YEEE HAAA!!! My mother left last Saturday. She was the last to go. It was hard to say goodbye. She says she'll come back for Ash's baptism in 2 years. I'm going to hold her to it. My house is back to just the normal daily chaos. It really is too quiet around here (which is saying something because Juddy is running around with a noise maker as I write this). I look forward to the next event so we can get together together again. In the meantime, I'd better clean up this place!

Hey, Cicilee just pulled out Asher's first loose tooth. Way to go guys. Better get to bed early tonight Ash so mum and dad can write the Tooth Fairy an IOU ha ha.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Summer is ...

Being crazy

Lounging around

Going to the dogs


15 minutes of fame


Sparkling fun

Family walks

All in the same boat

The girls

3 Stooges


Keeping cool

Cicilee and Christian have been out of school for one month. We have managed to keep busy and happy. There has been lots of swimming, playing with friends, hanging out with cousins, family walks, a fire at the pond, interesting pets (like 3 snakes Cicilee brought home from church - what was that lesson all about?), fireworks, and hanging out. We look forward to my nephew's wedding next week, and all the fun and family that will bring. The best part is that my Mother is here! I have legal custody of her beginning Sunday 13th. I can't wait. We're going to go shopping, have our nails done, go to lunch, hang out ... I am excited to have her come play at my house.

Hows your summer going?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day! Cicilee wrote this note for Rex and put it in his gym bag so he could find it the next day when he went to work out. How cute is she? We all love Rex. He is a great dad and an awesome husband. What other guy would just let his wife rip apart their bathroom? I love you Rex.

Here's a poem I printed out for my Primary class to make cards for their dad's with. I thought it was really cute.

Walk a Little Slower

Walk a little slower, Daddy,
Said a little child so small.
I'm following in your footsteps
And I don't want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they are hard to see;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I'm all grown up,
You're what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who'll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

70's Music Quiz

OK, I'm a child of the 80's but being the youngest of ten, I am also up on my 70's music too. I took this quiz and did alright. See how you do. It's fun.

I scored a Far Out
90% on the
Quiz by SheGoddess: quick weight loss

Friday, May 23, 2008

Mum, I can see!!!

Today Christian got his glasses. After months of squinting it was finally time to get his eyes tested. We not only found out that he is nearsighted, but also color blind! My father was color blind as are a couple of my nephews so I guess he got a little something from both families (Rex's family all need glasses - coke bottles at that!) Christian loves the fact that he can see. "Hey Mum, the mountains have bumps on them." I guess it was all just a blurr before. He's so excited with his new world. I'm so happy for him.

I'm also very relieved because on Sunday I convinced Christian that he needed a haircut. He'd been growing his hair long. He wanted to be a skater dude. I couldn't deal with it any more so after a little bribery out came the clippers. WELL, what a traumatic experience for both of us. It just kept getting shorter and shorter and, well, now I'm banned from going anywhere near his head! He was really upset about how short it was. I was upset because he said he was embarrassed and wouldn't go to church and school was out of the question. Moral of the story; just because you could shear sheep when you were five, doesn't mean you can do the same to your eight year-old. I love you Christian.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Where has the time gone?

I just looked at my blog for the first time in, well 5 months. A lot has happened since then. I actually have had more car trouble, this time 4 of the 5 engine mounts holding the car engine in place were broken and I drove all the way home from San Diego with the very real possibility of the engine dropping out. YIKES! Thanks to another trip to PK Auto we're all fixed now. I think the "P" in PK Auto now stands for Petersen, we've spent so much money there we're part owners.

As for San Diego, we went there for a loooong weekend and had a fabulous time. We took the children to see Shamu, and by children I certainly mean me too. I had the best time. That place is awesome. Shamu waved at me and, yes, I got wet. We also played at the beach, the Zoo, and the Wild Animal Park. Christian's skin cleared up and was the best it's ever looked, as was mine. I think the beach air is good for us, time to pack up and move.

I passed my two Spring classes. In fact, I am a 4.0 girl at this point. Not bad for an old lady. Yay for me.

An update on my mother (thanks to all those who have asked about her) she is well. She is something of a miracle as the latest CT scan shows no sign of the cancer that so nearly took her life in July of last year. She's out and about, and even planning a trip to Utah in a couple of months. I can't wait to see her. I believe in miracles.

Happy Summer everyone.