Saturday, July 26, 2014

Midnight snack

I'd been in bed for half an hour last night, when the girls' bedroom door opened again. The bathroom light went on and a few minutes later it went off. Then another light went on.
What is Ashley doing now? I wondered. She's forever staying up later these days. It's summer time, so not really a big deal, but it was almost midnight and I had hoped the whole household was tucked in for the night.
It wasn't too much longer before I heard some rustling noises coming from the kitchen.
I got up to try to curb whatever mess she was making. I walk into the kitchen and see her legs below an open freezer door.
"What are you doing now?" I ask, walking into the kitchen where I find not only Ashley, but her sister as well; both getting ready to enjoy a waffle bowl full of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
"Seriously you guys!? It's midnight, you're supposed to be in bed!" I exclaim in my loudest whisper.
I walk out of the room and back to bed, shaking my head and hiding a smile.
It's not often I find these sisters enjoying some quality time with each other.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Oh my Heaven, how can they be seven?

Seven years have gone by in a flash. 
These little men celebrated their 7th year in our family today.

They had a lot of fun. Started their celebration off with a scavenger hunt for their birthday presents.

 Sent them all through the house looking for their gifts. 

 Once they found everything, we headed out to Chuck E Cheese for a little family celebration.
We hadn't planned on doing a big party this year, but we did invite the little boy from downstairs. They play together a lot. 

Afterwards, we came back home to open presents.....
 And have cake and ice cream....

Make a wish!!

I love my boys. Can't even imagine how our lives would be without them.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Oh my goodness, how the time gets away from me.
How can it be July already? 
I've done zero on this blog this year. 

So sad.

Thought I'd take a moment and post a few pics.
It's kind of sad, I've hardly taken any pictures this year.
Lost my mojo four years ago, and I have yet to find it. 

So, in no particular order; and definitely not in chronological order...

my cute little guys playing basketball at school. This was probably in January.

Family selfie in the van, I think this was in June.

My Ashley. They had a boys vs girls day at school. I think this was in May. Ashley decided to express her view that neither sex is better than the other by going dressed as a she man.

 Haley had a class project to create a totem pole to symbolize herself. Wouldn't you know it, she waited til two nights before it was due to remind me about it. She's lucky to have a creative older sister who was willing and wonderfully helpful to get the project completed on time. This is the finished piece.

 Jon went fishing with his brother and some of the guys from work. Here's what he caught.

Haley's birthday cake (January). It's been a pretty low-key year this year. That cake looks pretty sad if you ask me.

One of Jason's award ceremonies. He received an academic excellence award. Justin also received awards ths year; not sure where those pics are. Parenting at it's finest. :/

We're right in the middle of summer time boredom. 
No big plans for the summer.
There is a birthday to be celebrated next week. Can't believe my two little guys will be turning seven already!

Maybe I'll check my cell phone for pics. That's probably where they're all at. 
(fingers crossed)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Just a random Friday night.

I'm happy to be able to say that I got my temple recommend renewed last night. Yay!! Now I can get back to the temple.

On another note, tomorrow is my wedding anniversary. Seventeen years!!
I'm so blessed to have such a loving and affectionate husband. He's so good to me.
I'm one lucky girl!

I love this series:
We've been waiting impatiently for the new season to begin here in the US on the 19th of this month. Thanks to the fact that my Ashley is a genius, she figured out how we could see it a few weeks early.
I've seen the first two episodes and I think the last episode airs this Sunday. Looking forward to enjoying it then. Then I'll just be depressed when it's over that we have to wait another year at least for another season (assuming they put out another season).
That's it for now.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New Year


Well, I have to start the year out with a blog post don't I?
Just seems wrong not to.

I'm not sure if I'll pick a word or phrase for the year. Still pondering on it.
I'm also debating whether or not I'll make any resolutions.
There are plenty of things I'd like to do better, but I'm pretty bad at follow-through. :)

I don't know about you, but things feel a little better this year. I have a little more hope than I've had the past couple years that this will be a good year. Hopefully I didn't just jinx myself!!

This month will mark 17 years of marriage for me, and my 42nd year. It's also my Haley-bop's birthday this month. She'll be turning the big 1-2!! Ay-yi-yi!
Not sure I'm ready for another teenager.

Anyway, hope you all have a beautiful 2014!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thankful November--Day 30

Shew! Last day of November. This month has really flown. This year has really flown.

I heard a great reminder on the radio tonight to enjoy the moments. The time goes so fast and the moments really do get away.
I'm grateful for the sweet moments in life. Some of the sweetest are the moments that happen every single day when my kids wake up and give me a good morning hug. It's a great way to start the day.
I'm hoping to be a little more mindful of the moments in the year ahead.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thankful November--Day 29

Thankful today that the bills are paid.
I might not have money for black Friday shopping, but I'm not sure I would have been out there with all the crowds even if I did. I didn't see a thing in the sales flyers that would make me want to brave the crowds.
Besides, much better to have the bills all paid! :)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thankful November--Day 28

Thankful today for a lovely Thanksgiving day spent at home with my family.
It was peaceful, quiet and yummy.

Thankful November--Day 27

I'm truly blessed with wonderful friends and family.
I'm so grateful for every single one of them, past and present.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thankful November--Day 26

I'm thankful today for a couple of things.
I'm thankful for the love of extended family members.
I'm thankful for the sweet memories of years gone by.
I'm thankful to know that life goes on and we can all be reunited again after this life.

Our family lost a sweet, sweet woman today--my aunt Hope.
My dad's sister.
It was unexpected.
She will be sorely missed.
But I know there's also a sweet reunion going on tonight on the other side of the veil.

I'm thankful to have known my aunt Hope. I will miss her kind words, and sweet smile and warm hugs.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thankful November--Day 25

At the end of every day, after the kids and Jon have gone to bed, I usually unwind with some computer or tv time. It's a savored time of day for me. I love my family very much but I enjoy and am grateful for my downtime at the end of the day.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thankful November--Day 24

We had a beautiful sacrament meeting today on thanks giving.
Wonderful speakers who touched my heart.
Our first counselor spoke and I really appreciated a point he made about the little things.
He said it's good to be grateful for the big things, but not to lose sight of being grateful for the little things too.
So today I want to share just a few more of those little things I'm grateful for.

Sweet treats
Car heaters
My computer
Scented candles
The power button on electronics.
My children's laughter
Christmas lights
My husband's smile.
Back rubs
Sweet commercials like this one...

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thankful November-Day 23

I mentioned him already this month, but I just have to express it again.

I'm so thankful for my husband.

Today, he put in 8 hours at work. In the rain and cold. It's a sixth work day for him. Really sucks for him to only get one day off (not to even mention the suckiness {new word I just made up} of working in the cold and rain). But he does it for his family.

He's pretty awesome.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thankful November--Day 22

Today, I'm thankful for the rain.
It's been raining off and on all day yesterday and today. It's so pleasant.
I don't think I could handle it all the time, like the folks in Washington state, but  I think I wouldn't mind a little more than we get here. I suppose that's part of what makes it so nice though, the fact that we hardly ever get it here.