Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cliche, I konw

We had a great day here is Henderson. I guess I am going to do the cheesy thing and tell you all what I
am grateful for. Starting with my wonderful husband who works so hard a worries about everything so I
don't have to . I have been so blessed to never have to work outside my home since bringing the two
most wonderful children into this sometimes really terrible world. I am also so indepted to the military men
and women who sacrifice so much to keep us safe. A special thank you to Brian and his wife!! Of course
I am thankful to have been born into the church so that I never had to wonder about where I came from or
what is waiting for us after the test. Last but not least I have to say I am super happy to have been born
at a time full of modern inventions such as cars, air conditioning, indoor plumbing and so forth. Yep once
again I have branded myself a city girl I know. But I am a very, very blessed and often times spoiled city
girl who loves her family and thanks the Lord everyday for them.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Go ahead and laugh at me

So my car was so dirty and out by my sister Cristen's house is my favorite drive thru car wash. It's the one that power sprays everything instead of scrubbing the car with already very dirty fabric brushes. Anyway the kids were in the back seat and teasing me about opening the doors in the middle of the wash and I let my OCD take over and I started checking and rechecking that the windows and the doors and finally the sunroof were really closed. Right before entering I pushed the closed arrows on the sunroof and pulled in. The car wash starts the kids squeal and pretend to open the doors while I am yelling "don't even think about it. That' so not funny!!" While turned around I feel drops of water hit my leg. I turn around to discover that there is water dripping off the "oh crap" bar. I happen to have a towel from the day before's workout so I grab it and wrap it around the bar and notice that there is also water dripping from the bar on the other side of the car as well. So now I am panicking thinking that my car is broken and leaking all over. I am going to have to buy a new car because I can;t drive a car the won't keep the rain out. The car wash is still running and all the sudden it is literally raining on the front seat of the car. I am drying as fast as I can with my two hand towels all the while thinking "I am going to have to buy a new car!!!" Finally the car was his over and we are pulling out. I think if I get out and dry the roof maybe we can make it home without getting totally soaked. So I pull up and get out to discover the sunroof is vented open!!! I can't open the sunroof unless the sliding inside roof thingy is open so it never occurred to me that the vent could be open without the inside roof thingy open. IT CAN!!! So all I got was a wet car when I thought I would have a new car!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

So many countdown's

Here is my list of countdowns for the next few weeks...

1. New Moon midnight showing 11 hours
2. Thanksgiving 7 days
3. BLACK FRIDAY Shopping 8 days
4. Back to School after a 4 week long track break 10 days
5. Weekend in New Harmony Utah with the snow
and kids. 13 days
6. Christmas Day 34 days

Yep, that is what I have to look forward to right now!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009


I don't think it is too much to ask that after giving them two hours to have their rooms clean that that not look like this!!! (now I sound like my mother)
If you look closely you can see Tanner in the center of this picture playing his Nintendo DS
Madisen's room is actually worse than it looks. Everything is stuffed under her bed!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

We'd like to introduce...

Speedy and Tank!!! Justin called this morning and asked me to bring the kids down to the office because he had a surprise for them. About 6 weeks ago he came home and told me he had talked to a guy and was going to bring home turtles within the next couple of weeks for the kids. I was less than thrilled since he had just made the decision on his own without taking any of my feelings into consideration. A couple of weeks came and went and I just thought that the deal had fallen through. I was wrong! it just took a little longer than they thought. As you can see we do have turtles. I have to say that thought I was less that happy about the idea of them I already love them as do the kids.
This one is hers and she is already saying "come to mommy" when she holds her.

Madisen and Speedy

Tanner and Tank

Tanner's hand looks huge next to this little guy.

This one is Speedy. I had to mark him with a sharpie so we could tell them apart.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Scentsy Party

For those of you who may be interested I am co-hosting a Scentsy Party Thursday night from 6-8pm. If you would like to come post a comment with your e-mail address and I will send you the particulars.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

All Hallows Eve is not my favorite holiday. When I was younger we would go to Disneyland which I loved because I didn't have to dress up or hand out candy. Everyone said when you have kids your attitude will change. It didn't...until this year. Although I still don't love it this year was much more fun than years past. Tanner came home from school about 6 weeks ago after his class had been to the library with an idea for a pumpkin. He has been so excited about it and had swore Madisen to secrecy s no one else would steal his idea. A pumpkin snowman. We bought a bunch of pumpkins last week and on Friday night got to carving them. Tanner and Justin worked on his while I carved Madisen's. Tanner was so proud of his snowman.
The kids always get to clean out the guts!
Madisen and Tanner with their pumpkin snowman and their "family" as Madisen called them.

For the last three years Grandma DeMille has called the kids and invited them to come over and make caramel apples at her house. I, as a neat freak mom, appreciate this. They go over, unwrap the caramels, help stir it on the stove and dip the apples all the while getting very sticky. So thanks mom for keeping the mess at your house and just sending home the yummy apples!!!

Grandma and Madisen

Finding costume that isn't too young or too gross for boys is hard! We went three or four costume shops and looked on line for about a week before realizing we would have to come up with something ourselves. Tanner kept telling us he wanted to be a hippy but all the hippy costumes you could buy were too girly and cheap so we set out constructing our own. I found the pants on line at Children's Place while looking at clothes for Madisen. The great thing about them is that now Tanner is done with them they are going in Madisen's closet since they wear the same size. The rest we found at various costume stores. He was thrilled and I think he looks great!

Madisen's costume took about five minutes. It was on sale and she was happy!

I love this picture!!! She looks so cute with her little black nose.

Tanner in his wig!!

So, I may not have been completely converted yet I am less of a Halloween grump this year than in the last 15.