Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter Fun

Easter this year was a bit different than years past. Usually the boys wake up and come into our room to wake us up so they can find their Easter baskets. We usually take lots of pictures while they are looking for their baskets and when they find it. The problem this year was that the boys skipped the part where the come into our room and wake us up!!! I was so exhausted I woke up at 8:30 to a bunch of boys running around with their new cowboy outfits and guns with candy all over the place! So that is why I have no pictures of Easter morning.

We went to church and had an awesome meeting that focused on Christ, The Atonement and Ressurrection. I was really able to feel the Spirit and it set the tone for the rest of my day and helped me to remember why we celebrate Easter. I took a picture of Brig and Joseph with their new sunglasses on after church. Paul was asleep.

Later we went to my parents house for our big Easter Dinner and egg hunt! It was lots of fun. I love spending time with my family, they are all so fun and the kids love being with their cousins.

The little cousins
The three "prego's"

St Patricks Day

So for St Patricks Day I tried to be the fun mom that went all out for the holidays. I dressed them for school in green and told them if they didn't wear green everyone could pinch them (In the pictures Brig's wearing his b-ball shirt cause he had practice). For dinner I decided to make everything green, from food and drinks to dessert, but it kind of back fired on me!!! When everyone saw the green chicken and rice casserole they lost there appetite (and if I'm honest, so did I). I learned my lesson and next year we will not have a green dinner, but as you can see they loved there green cake!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Little Slugger

Brigham has started T-Ball again and I have to say that this year he really seems to be getting more into the game. I can tell he is a little more coordinated now that he is 6 years old. He catches better and hits better and a dad could not be more proud. Here are some pictures from his first game.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Boys Gone Wild

Warning: For all of you who have a bunch of sweet little girls and have no idea what raising boys is like...you might want to sit down for this!
This video gets a little long but it is worth watching till the end. This is my life....and I love it!!Mike and I were cracking up at how little Paul just hangs in there with the "Big Boys"! The kid is a brut! There is one part where Brig just throws him and he just gets up and keeps on going! I hope you get as good a laugh out of this as we did!
**Remember to turn off my music so you get the full effect***

The Video

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Things I am thankful for this week:

#1 Our Health. After being so sick for 2 weeks it really reminds you what a blessing it is to be healthy. It makes me want to make the most of each day! When I don't want to go to the gym I just have to remember what a blessing it is to be healthy enough to be able to go and by exercising I am being proactive about staying healthy. I am so grateful that our little family has good health and pray that we will always have good health.

#2 Spring!!! I love this time of year, just after the rainy season when everything is green and beautiful! We were driving to my parents house yesterday and Mike and I started talking about how beautiful this time of year is in California. We don't really get to experience the four season's here, but it is obvious that it's Spring! I love the orange and yellow wild flowers that grow along the roads and the green green grass.

#3 Snuggles in the morning! My favorite time of day is in the morning when all three of the boys jump in our bed and snuggle with us! Mike took this picture because we thought it was funny that they jumped in bed to snuggle with us and Joseph and Paul fell back to sleep.

#4 Girls Nights Out! We decided to get all the mommy cousins together once a month for a girls night out and we always have such a good time together!

January's Girls Night out- Pedicures!!

February's Girls Night out-Movies and dinner at
Islands.....mmmm mmmm mmmm!!!

I love how Dr. Phil compares mothers to bank accounts. He said most women do things for everyone but themselves. They make withdrawal after withdrawal and never make a deposit and then wonder why they are so overdrawn (exhausted, tired, stressed). I am a strong believer in a monthly mommy's night out because if mommy aint happy aint nobody happy!! I always come home so refreshed after a night out with food, fun and "girl talk"!!! Mike likes it too because then he doesn't have to listen to all my "girl talk" and I am happy and rejuvenated for another month! So if you don't have a night out get one or join us!

#5 The stork is on it's way!! I am happy to finally announce that baby #4 is on it's way! I am about 11 weeks along and feeling pretty good! Of course we are hoping for a girl, but we will be so happy for a boy too. Boys are so fun and I would be happy to have four of them, but it would be fun to have the experience of a little girl too! We'll find out in about 6 weeks and when we do we'll let you know! Hopefully our baby will be cuter than the on in this picture! Ha! Ha!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I'm back!

While I was sick I got really behind in my blogging so now that I am feeling really good again I am catching up! Here is about 2 months worth of posts. It's amazing how much you appreciate your health you haven't had it for a while! I finally got my house clean, my laundry done, grocery shopping done and dinner is ready! It feels so good to be back!!!!!

A beautiful day for a picnic!

Last Friday 2/29 was a really pretty day and I was tired of being in the house, so for lunch the boys and I had a picnic in the backyard! They were really excited, Brigham asked me if we could have a picnic every Friday that the sun wasout. Sounds good to me!

Grandma to the rescue!!!!

While I was sick my mom came to the rescue!!! My kids hadn't been out of the house in like a week and I was so sick I couldn't gt out of bed, so she came up and saved me! You should have seen my kids when they saw grandma! My mom brought me some food, cleaned my house and took the boys for 2 days!!! When I went up to Gavalin Hills to pick them up they didn't want to go home! What kid would, it is like Disneyland up there for them! Here are some pictures of the fun they had while mommy was so sick!

Brig and Joseph feeding the horse.

Joseph chasing the chickens!

Planting a garden with grandpa! Something
mommy remembers doing with grandpa at
about that age.

Petting the horsey!

Paul had a good time chasing the chickens too,
after he warmed up to them.

What a great place! My kids will definately
have lots of fun memories with grandpa and grandma!

Valentines Day

Valentines Day was really fun! Since we couldn't find a babysitter we decided to do something fun as a family. I went and bought a dozen roses, some cellophane, strawberries and chocolate. I seperated the roses and wrapped them individually then dipped the strawberries in chocolate and wrapped them. Then we took a rose and a flower to a few of the older ladies in our ward and our sweet neighbor Bettie. When we got home Mike had left a card and a stuffed animal for each of the boys on the table and a box of See's candy and a card for me!! What a great guy! I got him some stuff for Valentines but that stays between Mike and I! Hee! Hee!

Who wouldn't love to get a Valentine from these cuties!!

This is our sweet neighbor Bettie. The
boys just love her. They go and ring
her doorbell and talk to her all the time.
I'll even find Paul next door talking to
Bettie while I'm in the front cleaning my car.
He's learned from the older boys to go over
there and ring her doorbell! I hope she
doesn't get sick of us!!!
What a good daddy!!

Brigham's Birthday 1/28/2008

For Brigham's birthday I baked cupcakes and took them to his class, he loved being the helper and passing out the cupcakes and drinks and the kids loved the sprinkles! We had planned to get Disneyland passes and take the family to Disneyland but it was raining on his birthday, so we decided to call up all the cousins and do Chuck E Cheese again (our back up plan for the last 2 years)! The kids had a good time and we did go to Disneyland later in the week.

The cupcakes for his class. Of course I forgot
my camera in the car for all the cute stuff!!

Grandma Bettie!

Some of the cousins.

Blowing out the birthday cake!

Brig loves his cousin Kate.

His Disneyland Pass!

My cute boys! I just love them!!

Paul was lovin' the little Ferris Wheel!

Mikes Birthday 1/21/08

Ok so I realize I got way behind with blogging while I was so sick but now that I'm feeling better I am going to attempt to backtrack. Here are some pictures of Mike's Birthday! We went to Cheesecake factory with family, hot tubbin with some friends and met Ray (Mike's dad) back at our house for some birthday cake!
Mike and I

Party at the Cheesecake Factory!
I decided to be the entertainment with my
pole dancing skills!
Hot tubbin' with Cade and Heather
Back to the house for some Birthday Cake!!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

I love this kid!!

Mike and I decided that we love this kid! He is by far the best singer on American Idol right now! This was one of my favorite performances ever on Idol! The only other performance that was almost as good was when Carrie Underwood sang "Alone " by Heart. I love the arrangment David put together of this song. I would buy this single if he put it out!! Listen to this and then let me know what you think! ***Make sure you pause my music first***

A Fun Slideshow