3 joys: Family (Ryan & the kids), Friends, my freetime.
3 fears: Losing someone I love, mini animals (hamsters, gerbils,etc.), being an awful mom.
3 goals: To really excercise daily, be a good wife & mother, find out what I want to be when I grow-up!!
3 current obsessions/collections: Dr. Pepper, blogging, & Facebook.
3 random surprising facts about yourself: My 3rd toe is longer than my 2nd. I believe in love at 1st sight. I've never been downhill skiing.
Tag 3 people: Jenni, Kathryn, & Dani
Saturday, May 31, 2008
3 joys: Family (Ryan & the kids), Friends, my freetime.
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Friday, May 30, 2008
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
For all the parents out there, this was one of the best Christmas gifts we've ever bought. Plasma Cars!!! They are loved by all of our neighborhood. They are great exercise, and their pretty tough. Coleman and his friends love to jump them!!
I am usually a fan of holidays, this one left a lot to be desired. I blamed it on SAD ( Seasonal Affected Disorder) which I don't truly have! This is the longest winter I can remember , and it really still feels like winter, not even spring. Anyhow we had grand plans to finish a lot of our yard, weed, plant flowers, etc. We ended up only weeding a little and going to Carl's Jr. No BBQ's either because it was too cold. Here's the photo of me being the best mom ever!!
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Monday, May 26, 2008
We had dinner and made our family reunion t-shirts today!! We bought regular shirts and bleached a pattern into them with rubberbands and tape. It worked well & was fun, except for the few who got bleach on their clothes!! (Sorry, Tiff & Jason) We always have fun when we get together. Now hopefully it warms up some so Cherryhill will be fun in a few weeks!!
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We went to Fishlake this weekend, my family has had a cabin there since my dad was a little boy. They built a new cabin when he was 14 years old, so 34 years ago, remodled it when I was 16. So it's a lot old aand a little new. It's fun to go there, the kids love it. This year has been so cold that the spring leaves haven't even come out yet. So it looks different then usual. The kids took a hike and saw the beavers at the dam. We saw lots of deer and rabbits, and a bird flew right into our car windsheild as we were driving down. Thankfully it didn't break the windshield. My mom & dad, grandma, Tammy, & Bailey came down on Saturday. Some of our friends Wade & Megan and their kids were staying in a cabin by the lake so we met up with them for a few hours! We ate and watched a lot of movies, they kids & Ryan went fishing for about 20 minutes until the kids said it was too cold.
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Thursday, May 22, 2008
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The girls had their dance recital tonight!! It was really fun & they looked like they were having fun too!! Photo 1- Wizard of Oz program 2- Ashlynn during the rehersal 3- Ashlynn & Summer in Twister 4- Ashes being our perfect poser & 1- Samantha & Ashley's hari (I'm bragging I'm just proud of my hair skills!! hee hee) 2- Sam in If I oly had a Heart 3- Sam looking to old 4- Sam not loving the hug I had asked them to do, Ashlynn being the "perfect" picture taker!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Coleman's last day of gymnastics was today, so they did their routines for the parents to watch & record. He's a great gymnast but I just picked one to show & a few pics. He pitches a fit everyday that we have gymnastics, and today loved it because he got a trophy. He said if he just got to do the routines for people he would like gymnastics, we'll see if we let him try team gymnastics next year.
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Monday, May 19, 2008
Coleman was so excited to graduate from preschool, and finally move on to Kindergarten. I know we made the right choice in not putting him in Kindergarten last year, but it has been a long year. Coleman started the year telling me I already know my letters & shapes. But we made it through the year. I think it will give him a head start with school next year!!!
I thought this is so funny, you can her me snickering in the background. He asked me to record this song, it was his favorite, so you can see him looking at the camera! It's exactly 1min, 30 Sec. long. Sorry it's turned the wrong way.
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Saturday, May 17, 2008
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tonight in our ward Anita Stansfield spoke and Patti Jenkins sang. Anita was asked to write Emma's story. The way she spoke of Emma, as if she was her best friend was inspiring. She asked us all to look past the prejudices we might have of Emma, and look to what a great, and strong woman she was. I personally have never had a prejudice to Emma, I've always felt such compassion for her and a longing to be more strong, and faithful when she was tried with so much. The book sounds amazing and I feel I will enjoy the book even more after hearing her speak. One of the many spiritual moments was, when she said that she knew that before she came down to earth she felt she was pre-ordained to write this history of Emma, and everything that has happened in her life was the pathway to this novel. Patti sang a song she wrote to go with the book and the movie, it to was amazing, you could feel she too considers Emma a true friend. Thanks mom for coming and going with me it's always great to get together.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Okay, I told some of my friends I would post this, chore charts. These are the cutest chart charts I have ever found. http://www.chorecharts.com/Free_Chore_Charts.html I really like the Messy style one. I think I'm going to go with the family auction route. http://www.trishberg.com/Adobe/SurvivingMotherhood/FamilyChoreAuction.pdf
Posted by Chelsi at 9:00 PM
Here in SF Utah after 3rd grade sports are not for fun they are for competition! Starting in 3rd grade you are drafted onto a team, some sports you have to tryout for also. Everyone makes it, but they kids do learn that everyone does not always win! Which is true in the world too! Anyhow, Sam's team Ambush won 1st place in the girls 3-4 grade level (against 7 other teams). Sam was a great goalie, surprising for her tiny size her first practice her coach called her the little-big goalie. She didn't love that until I explained to her that is was a compliment. Ashlynn's in 1st grade so she still played for fun!! She is a great defender, and a quick forward she almost got a goal a few times. Both girls played their hearts out, we missed a few games with our trips and family things but with 2-3 games a week per girl it's hard to make them all. Way to go girls!!
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Monday, May 12, 2008
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Saturday, May 10, 2008
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Friday, May 9, 2008
As some of you will know we have been living without back steps for 2 summers. We wanted to do them last year but instead we poured a ton of cement for a patio, and extra long driveway down the side. So finally we are having our steps & pergola built. We found the steps being built last night when we got home from a visit from my Uncle Robert & Aunt Lorrie and their kids Whitney, Kaitlyn, & Greggory (Brady if flying out today!). We met at my parents house and had pizza and salad. We see them about once a year they live in Omaha, Nebraska, they are here for a wedding. It's always great to visit with them, even though it's only a short visit this time.
Anyway, aren't my steps cute, they also started the pergola and worked until 11:00pm until someone from the Retirement Home behind us yelled it's bedtime out their window!!!!
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Thursday, May 8, 2008
Yesterday we had some crazy rain .31 inches in 1 hour. The kids took the camera and took some pictures. They said on the weather that we've had 5 months of below normal temperatures. I'm hoping it gets warm soon. Or it might be a very cold summer! This is a video of the rain and Jaxsyn saying rain! This whole post might be boring, but the kids will love it!!
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The school district put on a track meet for all 3rd graders. Next week its the 4th, 5th & 6th grades, on separate days. Sam did the Long Jump, 50 m & 200 m. She did great! this is her right after the 200 m as you can see a forced smile!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Here's few more picture of our trip lighten so you could see in the tunnels! And for all those wondering we are actually staying home for awhile!! I swear we have been gone since March & my house shows the pain of that!! This first picture is my mom right after the Grizzly Rapids ride in CA Adventure. My dad so kindly offered to stay with Jaxsyn and my mom went with us on the ride. Usually you don't get head to toe wet, but the gyser went off right as we were passing it so we were all drenched. My mom hate getting her hair ruined and she got the whole back of her hair wet. The nest two are us stuck on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Some kid stood up to get his sunglasses that had fallen, and the sensor shut's down the whole ride and has to be reset. We were going up the last big drop off! The video is after when we were walking through the ride on pathways and through special hidden doors! The final picture is us at the airport the kids were wiped out so they laid there watching a video.
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Monday, May 5, 2008
1- On our way to the Airport!
2- Bugs Life 3-D Theater
3- Kids eating HUGE pickles!
4- Waiting for Fantasmic!