Thursday, December 18, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
"Good Job Ralphie - no, no run the other way!!!" - Dad
"Oh Dad! You are evil! SO VERY EVIL!" - Jake
(Daddy scored on Jake)
"Look! He went down on his nipples, but now he is back up!!!" - Audry
(Knuckles is what she meant)
"Shoot, shoot, shoot- score!" - Audry
"I win, I win, I win, I beat your dad! I beat your dad!" - Mom
"Jake, you did a good job...our team just stinks!" - Matilda
"Cha, cha, cha, cha...Ralphie you rock!" - Audry
"Audry be quiet!!!" - Jake
"OK, I am ready for VSMILE" - Ralphie
(9:00pm is about his limit)
"Jake, just go with the flow..." - Matilda
Back when JP and I were first married J picked me up from work one day and very happily declares that he found a Joe Madden Football 1993! Isn't that great??? Apparently he was at a pawn shop and the sight of this game (with the Sega game system included) brought back a rush of memories of days gone past with "the guys" and he just had to buy it!
So... the coolness of it wears out after awhile and it ends up in the attic in a box for something like 9 years...did I miss it? No.
Now to the present time...JP stays home with the kids on Thursday who are sick, while I am at school. By the time I am home, the tv that hasn't worked for something like 2 years is now working again and the kids meet me at the door, "Mom, mom can you go in the attic and get out Daddy's video game? Can you? Daddy said that if you got it down (since you know where it is) then we can play the video games when we get our rooms clean! Can you PLEASE!?"
So, here it is...Friday night and what I would like to call a family game night is JOE MADDEN FOOTBALL 1993. We have had a lot of fun with it...Dad finally gave up and disappeared to the bedroom for some peace and quiet... But not until after I wiped the field with him! Thankfully he didn't remember at the time exactly how to play - so my "just push the buttons until something happens" strategy worked! YEAH ME!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Today I am thankful for those little moments in life where we are put at a crossroad and we have two choices to make. Those small choices that are seemingly inconsequential at the time but means so much in the long run. Those type of moments over time slowly define who I am and I am espicially thankful when I listen to the prompting of the Holy Ghost and choose the right path. I am finding as I really try to become a better person, that those defining moments are becoming more frequent and I am profoundly aware that as time goes on, I will experience even more.
So here is to those little moments...each and every one.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Anyway, I did take note of what I am thankful for each day - some are more trivial than others but who cares right? It's my blog...At the start of this project I had plans for great story telling and beautiful pictures to cover days but really now I just want to go to bed so...I promise I will up date - tomorrow.
In the meantime I wanted to share with you something I am thankful for today...I am thankful that J has a job and can support us with said job but that is not it (because he was last Saturday). My dearest friend in the world has a wonderful husband that is wonderfully talented and honest and great and ...jobless. They have struggled with this off and on for about three years and they are in that position again today. ANYWAY, she inspires me everytime I talk to her. The average person probably would have thrown up her hands and cried "WHY, WHY, WHY!" and I am certain that the thought does cross her mind but do you know what she said to me? "I am certain that the Lord has a better plan for us...we just have to be patient." She is able to see the blessings in this whole thing and the Lord's hand in each step of her life. I love this woman. She inspires me to be better and do better. She is such in inspiration to me. And I can honestly say that my life is richer because I know her. You rock Tinkerbell! AND because I love her I will not put her picture up on the blog because I know how much she doesn't like her pictures up anywhere...
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Yesterday I went to work with my GUY...it's kind of hard to go work with him because I have a hard time keeping my mind on work when I am with him. He just just so dang sexy while he is working...well, you know. :)
ANYWAY, as I was working yesterday with Jason in VERY COLD midwest weather I realized just how thankful for J and all that he does to support us.
I mean, this past summer I got to help him out some and it was awsome, warm weather, nice days and did I mention the KILLER tan that I got? I don't think J has ever been so tickled to see me in shorts. :)
So remembering how much I enjoyed this summer, I volunteered to help him yesterday and OH MY GOODNESS!!! I think it was about the time that he was LAYING ON THE COLD WET GROUND, STICKING HIS ARM INTO FRIGID WATER IN A WATER METER HOLE TO TURN OFF SOME IRRIGATION that I realized just what he goes thru to support his family and I just wanted to kiss him...after he got up and away from the cold ground and colder water...
I think my friend LC said it best when I told her what I was doing yesterday..."OH, Sunshine! He really loves you!"
I know he does...
So here is to J and A&E Landscaping (that's for you Jenn) and all that you do to take care of your little family. I am so thankful for you!
We love you!
PS - the name of our company isn't really A&E Landscaping but you know how I am with real names! :)
Friday, November 7, 2008
Just in time I might add because the next day it was 65degrees and today if feels like 40 - 50 degrees...
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Anyone interested in a really cute (oh, and sick) Miniature Dachshund? You can have her - cheap! HA, HA (I think)
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
One - the elections are over - no more robocalls! (Did you know that I got one five minutes before the polls CLOSED?! I just wanted to yell -this was the third call that day- "I VOTED THIS MORNING - LEAVE ME ALONE!) Although the election did not end as I hoped, they ended as I subconsiously expected...Onward and upward I say...Let's see what good we can do together as a Nation. We can pray often (DAILY) that our new leaders will take this country in a direction that the Lord wants it to go. Whether we voted for President Elect Obama or not, we are in a democracy by choice and he is our President...ONE NATION INDIVISIBLE - right?
Two - I am so grateful for the 75 degree weather that we are having in NOVEMBER!!! I have some pictures of our great day today, but alas my camera's battery is gone so I will try to add pictures later...but HOLY COW! 75 degrees for the past week! I am in heaven (and no, I am not is AZ). We got to ride our bikes, walk at the park and climb a really cool rock - how is that for "winter." All I have to say is YIPEE!!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I am thankful that I live in the United States of America!!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Today, I am thankful for THIS KID...
This, my first born...
My FAVORITE OLDEST DAUGHTER...(whose favorite color is Green)
Did you know that this crazy kid stayed up with her mom until MIDNIGHT to help her clean the house because I didn't want to wake up to a messy house? Without mom asking I might add...
Then on Sunday, she loaded the dishwasher when I just couldn't bring myself to do it without me asking her to do it? And then begged me to let her finish when I tried to tell her not to worry about it...
She volunteers to read to her brothers for me when I am busy and can be a really great big sister when she wants to be...
She loves to help others and loves to read - she just got hooked on Nancy Drew because she loves mysteries...
She joined her schools choir this year and really loves to sing - and she is really, really good...
She is growing everyday into the wonderful Daughter of God that Heavenly Father wants her to be and loves discovering what her potential is....
So today is dedicated to Matilda, what a great kid!!!
I love you so much - my sweet, sweet Matilda...
Sunday, November 2, 2008
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Saturday, November 1, 2008
Thanks Dad for all that you have taught me! I LOVE YOU!
Happy November 1st!
ps - the only downfall to having this knowledge? Now that my husband knows I CAN do it, he tends to LET ME do it... ;)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Matilda's take on the three amigos?
"I thought they were pretty cool...oh, and I loved the movie..."
OH! And this is Dad's idea of "getting the kids to bed early..."
Aren't they the most awsome group ever?!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Audry has been begging to get her hair cut recently and we found out that she could donate 8" to some foundation to help with wigs for those who need them so we did it! She is really excited about sharing her great hair with others. She even let them cut a little extra off to meet the requirements. That's my girl...
Audry after her cut...Isn't she cute?
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Question: Maple Leaf Park is shaped like a rectangle. It has a perimeter of 26 miles.
A. Could two of the sides be 13 miles and 2 miles?
B. Why do you think so?
Answer: Because I listen to my brain.
Look at her, she even sleeps cool!
ROCK ON IN YOUR AWSOMENESS SWEET AUDRY!!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
An old man lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard.
His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament.
I am feeling pretty sad, because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot.
I know if you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days.
Don't dig up that garden. That's where the bodies are buried.
That same day the old man received another letter from his son:
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.
Love you, Vinnie