Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Craziness!!

So things around here have been crazy. I had a piano recital and a Christmas party for friends. We've been trying to buy a car, and basically i am stressed to the MAX!!! But in 4 more days it will all be over because we will be on our way to California where we have no responsibilities and we can just have FUN with family!

So our ward Christmas party was a Polar Express theme. They had breakfast, then read the book, got their Tickets and boarded the train that took them to the "North Pole" where we had a really legit Santa Clause. Then they made a candy train. Really cute and really fun and right up my boys alley. Justin and I made a train out of a refrigerator box for it and when the kids came downstairs to see it you would have thought it was Christmas!.

Coleman looks as large as the kids.......because he practically is! Wearing size 3T PJ's in this picture. Apparently those PJ's were sized for tiny doll children.

Then we made a Giant Gingerbread house, which took us almost a week to finish, it was intense and HUGE. The boys started with their very own gingerbread men.

So this is what Coleman has been up to. Driving me crazy by constantly taking the ornaments off the tree and bringing them to me so proudly.......Ahhhhhhh, its annoying, but he's so dang cute!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Holiday's

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Friday, December 4, 2009


So right now Jack is telling me all about his future.

He is going to marry his friend Carlaya (in his words, "Carlaya will be the mom to stay at home with the kids while i am at work")

He is going to have 3 kids, one boy and three girls......at first it was three girls and then he thought about that for a second and said, "just one boy mommy, don't worry i will still have 2 girls for you"

He is going to be a train conductor and live in Utah so he can be Uncle Jordan's neighbor, and he said, "we will visit Las Vegas so you can watch my kids mom, like Grammy, you will be their Grammy"

His house is going to have all blue paint downstairs and his kitchen floor is going to be all kinds of colors and his carpet is going to be green. Dark blue upstairs and brown in all four rooms...........

Oh man this kid is funny. He also informed me today, that "I don't like Lincoln anymore, he always wants to be like me and i don't want him to....he just bugs me, and I want to be alone!"

He is growing up so fast and I am starting to see that he wants a little more privacy, so as soon as Coleman is big enough we will give him his own space and own room. He will sit at his "work desk" (Justin's drawing table) for hours just drawing pictures and coloring, totally a miniature Justin. I have been trying to spend more one on one with him by taking him to Starbucks in the am (like 6am) before his brothers and dad wake up (did you know their kids hot chocolate is only $1)

I'm in love with this little guy!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Baby is ONE!!!

I cannot believe that one year ago I was in Utah on Black Friday shopping in Target and this little guy decided to come. He was 5 1/2 weeks early so we were quite surprised. For the first month we were worried about him gaining weight but now we worry no more! Coleman is so much fun for our family. He is walking all over the place and eating us out of house and home!

We love you Coleman....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

***He fell and hit his head smack in the middle of his forehead on the door jam, it was the HUGEST goose egg i have ever seen!**

Monday, November 23, 2009

We are Thankful

What a difference 2 years makes right? My mom had this first picture on her blog and its so crazy to look back. I think Lincoln kind of looks a lot like Coleman. We made another turkey out of fruits and vegetables for our family night.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I couldnt resist another video

this little man is a maniac in the tub. just give him a few inches of water and he is sooo happy, its hilarious. His best moves are his belly flop slides, i captured a few here.

My Baby is walking!!!

Coleman has been taking steps for weeks now but this last week he had finally gotten it down. So cute to see such wobbly steps, and he is so proud of himself. Now he just needs to learn how to stand up on his own so he doesn't have to crawl to a table or something.........Im scared for my Christmas tree!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Batter Up!

So its another season of baseball. This season I really love Jack's team, "The Dolphins"....Justin, not so much. Half of the team are girls and all of the parents are teachers, so they are all very non-competitive and just want the kids to have a good time. Jack LOVES it and so that makes me happy.

Before and after each game they do this cheer.
"Who are we? The Dolphins!
What do we play" Baseball!
What do we do? Our Best!"

Friday, October 30, 2009

My Rant.....

Does anybody watch "The Rant" on the Las Vegas News station? Its so funny to Justin and I to hear people get all hot and bothered about things. Well today I have a lot on my mind and I am just feeling like ranting. I will probably delete this post shortly but, i just need to get it out! So here we go, my RANT....

1. Online bill paying, you have to use it. It saves me so much time and money on stamps and you can choose the exact date the bills are delivered....but every couple of months it seems there is some sort of a blunder (by me) and when it happens its like major panic. Like when I paid $1,500 to the power company instead of $150, or like this month when I schedule all of my bills to be delivered on the 5th of November (payday) except I miss changing the date on one, and of course that one is a mortgage payment.....whoops! I go to check our account and it is in the negative because that bill which should not of gone through until the 5th has just paid.....yeah not good!

2. Driving with dogs in the car...Okay so every time I see people driving with their dogs, the dogs are crawling all over them while they are driving.....NOT SAFE PEOPLE! If you have a dog and you do this, I still love you, and sometimes I wish I could have the same love of animals that you do (I said sometimes I wish that, most of the time i just think animals are nasty....I know i am cold!)

3. My house...oh my house, it is a serious cause of stress for me. No matter what I do this place is a pig sty. And I try, I really try...obviously not hard enough. And I used to pride myself at how good and clean my house looked. I give up! And that makes me feel like a failure. Of course it doesn't help that my couches have been back ordered and I have had camping chairs and an air ma tress in my family room for the last week, or that my carpets are horrible! I am grateful for what I have....that's why it should be cleaner...and the laundry and the dishes NEVER stop!

4. Food.....my boys are starting to eat more and more. My grocery bill is almost doubling and our income is the same.....problem! And I know it will only get worse, everyone always says, "just wait until you have 3 teenage boys!" I know, i just hope and pray Justin is bringing home more bacon. Maybe that is when my food storage will come in handy!

5. Speaking of teenage boys...last night at our wards "Trunk of treat' I made a comment to my friend how I hate the ugly nasty older boy costumes, they are so junky. Then she says to me, "Well you better start liking them because that is your future!" And it hit me....crap that is one bad thing about all boys....nasty Halloween costumes.

6 About Halloween. I think the economy has affected the quality of candy coming from people. My boys hardly got ANY chocolate for mom.........darn!

7. Coleman is sick and has been extremely clingy today...Problem, he weighs like 30 pounds and my arms are dying!!!

8. Our one outing of the day was going to the Redbox to get some movies for the kids...they get all excited, i get all excited that they will be occupied for a couple of hours. So we go to the first one, its says something like "Performing maintenance" so we drive to another one....same thing. Not to mention they are right in front of Mc Donalds so now the kids want happy meals. This guy that was there said he just came from another location too and same thing. So I come home without any movies, mad kids and nasty happy meals.

Ok that is it.....as if that hasn't been enough. With those thoughts, i hope you are having a great day!

Trunk or Treat

So as you can see we went with the Toy Story theme this year and the boys were thrilled. Coleman even stayed in his outfit the entire time and seemed to enjoy it. We always have a blast at our ward trunk or treat and this year was no exception. It is like the Halloween event for the kids. Jack and Lincoln made there rounds as quick as possible and then headed straight back to the car to hand out candy, they were so excited to do that.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Primary Program

Here is Jack as we were leaving for church. He was really excited for the program. We kept the program really simple this year which is a think why it was such a success.

Jack's part was, "I am created in the image of God, which means I look like Heavenly Father." He had it memorized and said it pretty fast and slightly in a baby voice...but that's okay he made up for it in the singing department. Jack sang his little heart out to EVERY song and he knew EVERY word...yeah he was that kid, the one who is slightly off key and singing loudly.....it was really cute, he was also trying really hard to smile as he was singing which made it even more hilarious to watch. We were very proud of him!

I can't believe that next year Lincoln will be up there too!

Pumpkin Patch

The boys on the little train ride.

Lincoln in the bounce house.

My "little" pumpkin! (not much little about this kid!)

The boys with Grammy

So the closet thing to a real pumkin patch here is in the K-mart parking lot, but the boys could care less. They had a blast. Grammy was in town so that was a lot of fun.

Discovery Children's Museum, SLC Utah

Justin had a business trip to Salt Lake so the boys and I decided to tag along. While we were there we went to this fun children's museum and to say that we loved it would be an understatement. We spent all morning there and then went back that night while Justin was working. They had all sorts of fun things, and my favorite part was the children's city where the kids could shop, dress up and just play like they were adults sooo fun!