Family traditions

Family traditions

Monday, December 29, 2008


so being a mom comes with lots of up and downs my current down is kind of an up too.
For several weeks i have woke up to the cries both big sister and little brothers.
how is it a down?
because i've got to get out of my comfy bed(the selfish me) and because my children are obviously scared.
how is it an up?
it's kinda nice to have a chance to cuddle up and fall asleep next to my babies (again selfish)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 20, 2008

too smart for her own good

big sister- mom i'm getting two computers for Christmas
mom- what makes you think that
big sister-well i asked two different Santa's so i'll get two
mom-there is only one Santa
big sister-no the one at the school, his beard kept falling down and he had a mustache underneath and the one at dell had a real beard

... well those are actually Santa's helpers so all the kids can get a chance to tell a Santa what they want.
Dad-then they tell the real Santa
big sister gives us both a very sceptical look

Thursday, December 18, 2008

seeing santa

as a mother this is how our santa visits have been thus far

year one-big sister was about 36 hours old no tears
year two- big sister lots of tears
year three-big sister screaming, little brother worried looks
year four-big sister pouting, little brother crying
year five-both jumped on his lap with big smiles!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

no warm fuzzies!

so today was the first full day in our new ward. neil and i both received callings right before church. i'm going to be the miamaid advisor which should be fun since i can't seem to keep my mouth shut through a lesson now i can teach the lesson. and neil was called as the first counselor in the elders quorum. we both got set apart today and the spirit was defiantly present. but it didn't really feel like home. the bishop was very nice and i'm sure it will get better but i was hoping that people would be a little more friendly. and they were nice but well there were no warm fuzzies!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

12 days!!! LOVE IT

crying inside

I took my camera to Bestbuy to have it cleaned not realizing that they didn't do it there on site but send it off some where to be cleaned. so therefore i don't know when it will be back i'm scared (i'm sure for no good reason) that it will get lost in the mail and i'll loose all of my pictures and feel this emptiness of not having my camera forever!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008


we're learning songs for the Christmas program and to help them remember the words i drew a few pictures.

to help remember the phrase "jump in bed cover up your head" i drew this picture

kindergartner's response "that doesn't look like a very soft pillow."

gross (i know)

saturday morning-sister smashed her finger in the car door

monday night-sister says "oh great, this is the finger i pick my nose with what am i going to do now?"

one more thing

and just in case my week wasn't crazy enough

yesterday our ward boundaries changed and i am now one of the few who are no longer in the shoshone ward!

i haven't decided how i feel about this yet.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

what a week

i know everyone has a day now and again when they really don't want to get out of bed. well that would have been my week if i could have slept at all. luckily there were some many good things amid the annoying and somewhat nerve racking things.
filed a grievance
dealt with bipolar ex

loving life!!