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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sherwood Hills

On Sunday after church we drove up to Sherwood Hills and enjoyed a nice leisurely stroll in the leaves. The kids were so fun, running ahead of us in the trees and throwing up leaves and letting them trickle back down onto them. WE LOVE FALL!!!








Monday, September 22, 2008

The "KID" in me takes over...............

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Just as we were ready to sit down for lunch outside on the patio Ash noticed a HUGE spider hanging from the house. She was very insistent on my killing the thing.................but I was insistent on having a little fun first!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

BYU Football and Peaches

Bart and his brother, Clint, went to the BYU football game and watched them spank Wyoming!!!
I opted to spend the day bottling peaches. They are so yummy and I can't wait to eat them all winter long. My grandma came over to help me get "started". She ended up staying for 2 hours and getting two batches finished. Thanks for your help Grandma.






Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Barts weekend garage project

These are before and after pictures of the garage. Bart has wanted to do the garage floor paint for awhile now; finally we had a free weekend to stay home and get it done. It looks tons better doesn't it. I was in charge of emptying the freezer to move it. Not fun! Good job, babe, it looks great!!!
Before
Pressure washing

All finished

Monday, September 15, 2008

Dinner at our house!

Sunday after church while we were eating dinner Zhoee became really bossy and whiny, She is usually tired and ornery after getting out of church at 5:30pm. So, as she was freaking out about me pouring her drink into the "wrong cup". Jadon declared, and I quote... "Zhoee, Don't bite the hand. I mean it, Don't bite the hand that feeds ya." I can recall so clearly Bart and I quickly looking at each other and wondering where this kid comes up with his material. Then he went on to explain to her what he meant by the comment. He told her that Mom and Dad take care of her and if she treats us mean and yells then we don't have to feed her anymore. What a brilliant kid who catches on so quickly. Jadon is such a smartie and amazes us with what he picks up and his awesome memory. We love you Jadon. Thanks for teaching Zhoee a little lesson and giving Mom and Dad a laugh!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

From the Mouth of Jadon

Jadons answers:
1. What is something mom always says to you? Jadon, pick up your toys!
2. What makes mom happy? When I have fun. Wait, no, when I help my brother and sister when they are hurt.
3. What makes mom sad? When I poke her in the bumb. (I'm laughing)
4. How does your mom make you laugh? When my mom tickles me really hard.
5. What was your mom like as a child? That's hard, just like me right now.
6. How old is your mom? 27
7. How tall is your mom? UHH, how tall? 20 lbs.
8. What is her favorite thing to do? Be on the computer. (oh, I'm sad at that one)
9. What does your mom do when you're not around? Help the other kids and not have very much fun when you help the other kids.
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Cuz your really rich and you have lots of silver and gold.
11. What is your mom really good at? Oh here's a funny one, Changing Diapers.
12. What is your mom not very good at? Riding bikes and running really fast and driving 4-wheelers. I mean you have to work out.
13. What does your mom do for her job? Teaches and she does it for earing money.
14. What is your mom's favorite food? Um, what is your favorite food? I think it's hot casserole.
15. What makes you proud of your mom? I'm proud of my mom because she's really good at washing dishes.
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? Um, I'm thinking, come on brain think, the lady that owns the house in over the hedge, and she calls the exterminator.
17. What do you and your mom do together? Say prayers together at night.
18. How are you and your mom the same? We have the same color of eyes.
19. How are you and your mom different? I like playstation and my mom doesn't really like play station.
20. How do you know your mom loves you? By saying she loves me all the time.
21. What does your mom like most about your dad? His rich money and he's such a gentleman.
22. Where is your moms favorite place to go? the store.

From the Mouth of Zhoee

I copied this post from a couple of friends, Zhoee struggled through; these are her EXACT answers: Pretty funny!
1. What is something mom always says to you? No!
2. What makes mom happy? No getting in scissors and no knifes, that would cut us. yea, that would cut us and we would cry, "I want mommy." and we would say owee, owee. We would cry.
3. What makes mom sad? I'm drinking my drink, wait! cutting with scissors
.4. How does your mom make you laugh? You go like this (smiling)
5. What was your mom like as a child? Dancing and um dancing and singing
.6. How old is your mom? 3, How old is daddy?
7. How tall is your mom? Big
8. What is her favorite thing to do? dance, more dancing in here, and do you want to drink bottles?
.9. What does your mom do when you're not around? MOM, this is taking too long. You pick me up from preschool
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Mom I don't want to do this.
11. What is your mom really good at? drinks, I suck my thumb ( I don't know what the drinking this is about, I swear)
12. What is your mom not very good at? putting the windows down
13. What does your mom do for her job? give stickers when I go potty
14. What is your mom's favorite food? um, lunchables, I'm falling asleep
15. what is your favorite food? I'm not talking. I'm going to sleep don't wake me up (keep in mind this is 11am)
15. What makes you proud of your mom? (Silence)
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? um, Cinderella
17. What do you and your mom do together? um run around and play a game
18. How are you and your mom the same? No!
19. How are you and your mom different? It's not different
20. How do you know your mom loves you? I don't know, can you help me with this (her cooties game)
21. What does your mom like most about your dad? I"m not talking
22. Where is your moms favorite place to go? Costco, I said, I'm not talking anymore.
WOW, she started off so pleasant and ended with this???

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I wanted to die

I look tired don't I???

The gun went off and hundreds of runners started taking off down main street and where were Kelsie and I???? We had arrived so early for the Peach Days 10 K, we were still hangin out streching by the tabernacle front doors and about died to see everyone take off. We ran for the starting line but, through all our efforts to get there, we were dead last starting the 10K run. I laughed so hard just thinking about how early we showed up, and yet we just lost track of time and didn't even realize everyone was lining up to start. HOW FUNNY!!! Well we did it. Kelsie faster than me, but I finished. At the last 2 K going back down main street, which was lined by thousands of parade watchers, I was wishing I was dead. All those feelings of despair hit me. "Why in the heck did I want to do this to myself." "I have 9 long blocks to go and my body just can't finish." Well, slowly, very slowly, and bringing up the rear, I did finish!!!!! I'm going to become a runner and try to actually PREPARE myself before I do this to my poor body again. But I do want to run another race soon it was very satisfying- and I have to try to keep up with my husband and my sisters!!!

Kelsie convinced me to get NIKE PLUS for my ipod. It was so cool to put the chip in my shoe as I ran and then during my playlist a voice will tell me how far I have gone, how much torture I have left to endure, and how many calories I have burned, etc... Pretty cool. I got a sweet armband for it too and it made the run a little easier. I can't wait to run tomorrow morning (pushing 60 lbs. of children in the jogging stroller) Will my legs let me??? I'm pretty sore this morning. Thanks for pushing me Kels, I had a fun time. (I can say that now, not yesterday)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Labor Day Weekend in Elko








We always have such a good time when we go out to see Barts family. We had a great time just hanging around, going to yard sales Sat. morning, watching all the cousins play (especially night games), and going out with the four-wheelers!!! The best things, however, were when Tiff, Taniel, Dana, and I took over Tiffs room and just layed on the bed together and watched TLC all Monday morning, it was great. I don't know what my kids were doing but we weren't bothered. Bart loved their new theater room with projection TV with the biggest screen I've ever seen in my life and the sound system is LOUD!! By loud I mean awesome. Mom and Dad took us to this very yummy Basque resturaunt called "The Star" It has such GREAT food it took us over 2 hours to get in, but it was very worth it. Our steak and fish were fabulous!
My wonderful best friend, Lindsay and her cute family are in the process of moving out to Elko so we got to see them too!!! Thanks for the fun time everyone. We wish we could come out there more often!