Friday, December 19, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thankful

It's that time of year that really makes you think about all that we have and what we are thankful for. I am thankful for this time of year because it does make you stop and reflect on your life and the things you are so grateful for. I am thankful for the health my family is blessed with, the warm hugs and kisses, for my understanding husband, for the atonment, for cub scouts, for my Mom who is my #1 inspiration, My Dad who is so gentle and kind, family dinners, Sisters, quilting, neices and nephews, sister in laws, hot showers, great friends, Gammys recipes, my mountain, good books, good t.v. shows, telephones, cell phones, fun days at home with my boys, time alone with Ryan, watching my boys have fun, my country. The list could go on and on!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon

Hey check out the Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon Giveaway look for the button on my side bar to get there. Also go to www.Tip Junkie.com. They are the sponser for this great event.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Contest and Cool info!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

WooHoo!

I just got back from grocery shopping with coupons and spent only $86.00 on full cart of food including some food storage items. My bill was supposed to be $174.14, but I used coupons! It felt awesome to see it go down by half!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kids Crack me up!

Apparently my kids are fans of John McCain because when they woke up this morning and wanted to know who won the election and I told them Obama, Parker started to cry a little bit and Preston threw his hands in the air and said "Well there go the taxes!" It was so funny. I had to bite my lip to keep me from laughing. And then we had a long talk about how he will probably be a good president and that we should support him because he is going to be our president. It is funny the things they pick up on. It also reminded me of my friend Erika and I arguing between Ducacus and Bush way back when we were in elementary school. Do you remember that Erika?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!





































We had a great Halloween! The kids had school party's and then we went to the Family fun plex to a carnival for a while and then we went to our ward trunk or treat and then went with our neighbors trick or treating! It was a very rare year weather wise , it was about 50 so we stayed out until 9:00 and the kids had a ball! By the end of the day we were all so tired! Here are some pictures of the day. Preston was Dr. Frankenstein and Parker was Igor, and I was the Wendy's girl but no pictures sorry!


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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Its Fall!



















































































































































































































I have deffinatly been a bit of a slacker on the blog these days, It just seems so hard to sit down and write sometimes. We had a great summer and have had a good start to school. Parker just finished up flag football and Preston and Parker just started basketball. I have been busy with scouts and a craft show and quilting plus all the other Mom duties. Ryan has been busy with work and a good sport about driving everyday. Well I am taking a small break from the leaves to post some pics of our recent family picture session. (Thanks Denise) As you can see it was difficult to get everyone good at one time!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Anniversary! #11!

Well today it has been 11 years since Ryan and I were sealed in the Denver Temple. Today's weather was as opposite as it could get from 11 years ago. Today we were outside wearing short sleeves and had the windows down in the car. 11 years ago it was the blizzard of the century and we had only a couple of people even make it to our sealing, we got snowed in because the highways were all closed down because of the snow. Even though it was not a beautiful weather day it was the most beautiful day of my life! I am so grateful for Ryan and all he does for me and our family! I love you with all of my heart Ryan! Happy Anniversary!

Monday, September 29, 2008

My Boys

There are defiantly no dolls or barbies at my house! Growing up I never imagined having sons or even what it would be like but I wouldn't change it for the world. Last weekend we borrowed some four wheelers from my sister and her in laws and took the boys on a long ride on some really fun trails. Along the way I was thinking that I never would have dreamed of this being my life and how much I love my boys (Ryan included). So I am copying my sister Stacy a bit and I am going to tell you some reasons I love my Boys.

Ryan

- He is willing to get up at 4:30 am and drive 80 miles each way to provide for his family.
- He supports me in my activities
- He will let me tease and tease him
-He warms me up when I am cold
- I love watching him play with Preston and Parker
- He has a tender way about him (most of the time)
- He suprises me
- I love the way he hugs me every morning
- He has stuck by me for almost 11 years now
These are just a few

Preston

He loves to help me cook
He is tender hearted
He cares about other people
I love to watch him teach Parker new things.
He is a great singer and will sing his heart out with me
He is a warm cuddler ( minus his feet and hands that scratch when he is asleep)
He loves the mountains and would never leave if he didn't have to
I can always count on a nice back or shoulder rub when I need one.
He is thoughtful and understanding
He loves to recite movie lines with his Dad and brother.
He has a great since of humor
I love his cute smile
his cute little ears
These are just the tip of the ice burg

Parker

He is a goof ball
He is a #1 cuddler
The way he says things
He is willing to try just about anything
I love the way he idolizes Preston
He will do just about anything Preston will do
He LOVES milk\
He LOVES LOVES sweets
His blond curls and blue eyes
His love of puppies
He is so kind
I love his little nose
I love to hear him try to tell a story
I love his clammy hands
Again just the beginning

Monday, September 1, 2008

Update!

Well as you can tell we have slacked in the blog department for a while. Ryan tried his hand at the blog and I thought he did such a good job he should always be our main blogger. So we had a little stand off going and I guess he won because here I am blogging. We had a busy fun summer. Parker played baseball and his team won second place, he was super excited and so were we! Preston helped out a lot and was the unoffical assistant coach. The boys also spent a lot of the summer playing in our yard with friends and swimming. We enjoyed celebrating Ryan's Grandma Jan 80th birthday party. We had so much fun visiting with and seeing all of the family. We all enjoyed a trip to Eliches with our neighbors. Gabriela came and spent a week with us and we went on a cub scout picnic to the dairy. We enjoyed our cousin Austin who came and spent a week with us. We went camping and fishing. Melanie won 2 1st and a 2nd place on her quilts in the Colorado State Fair. Ryan is still driving 80 miles each way for work, but has discovered audio books make a great drive. Gabriela joined us for our annual camping trip on labor day weekend. That sums up the fun for our summer! The boys started school a couple of weeks ago and I am still trying to cope with an empty house. It just feels wrong! They are doing well so far in school and that makes a big difference. I think if they hated it I would have a harder time. Well I am having trouble loading my pictures so I will add them later!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Launching Preston's Rocket!




The boys at the park getting ready for launch.






They find a nice spot to setup.



It just needs a few final things before we're go for launch.



Parker watches as Preston connects the wires to the rocket!



Just about ready!



Preston & Daddy get ready to push the launch buttons!



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Launch Attempt # 1


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Launch Attempt # 2


Preston shows off his succesful rocket!

Parker's 1st Baseball Game!

Out at the ball field to watch Parker play his first game.




Just arrived at the ball field and ready to go!



Organizing the dugout can be a challenge with 12 rowdy six year olds.



Parker's field assignment: 1st base. He was a bit nervous about it.



Ready for his first at bat. He's got a few butterflies.



Gettin' loose before his walk to the plate.


That's strike one.
He connected for a base hit on the next pitch.



On first and waiting to run.



Made it to Second. Ready to run.



Out at third, that's no fun.



On the bench after being thrown out at third. Smiling but not liking it.


When he first got on base, Parker had no urgency and almost jogged from base to base. Seeing his disappointment with getting out, Daddy explained it was more like a race when you run around the bases. That changed the outcome of his next on base experience. He's never backed away from a race and he loves to run!

Parker's 2nd at bat, this time he's determined.



After safely running home and scoring his first run, Parker was all smiles!




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Parker being interviewed after his incredible base running.





Good Game. Good Game. Good Game.

Great job Parker. 2 for 2 at bat with 1 run scored.