Saturday, June 28, 2008


I'm so sorry that I haven't written in a while and but life's been pretty busy for me this summer(husband, school, kids, homework SOCCER COACH (NOT A JOKE),kids, YW leader, (like just got back from girls camp), I have lots of pictures so I look forward to blogging about camp and coaching and I got to get enough nerve to take a picture of math teacher, Mr. Riley. Like I said I came home from camp today and guess who was dirtier than I was, yeah that's right Mr. Sean. I don't think their father bathes them when I leave. So I took a couple of pictures of him before I bathed him.

OK so I'm going to age myself, but we were in the car heading down to Phoenix last weekend and they have an old School rap channel that we like to listen too and they start playing a song that I would love to dance too with my friends. So of course, I started to get down in the car and Sarah (she's growing up) said, "Mom, people can see you!" Hey somebody must like my dancing because I picked up the Best Dancer award at girls camp this past week. You have gotta love tweeners.

Friday, June 20, 2008


My life has been so crazy lately that I thought that I would look up some stress busters, I think I might try some and if anybody else has some ideas please let me know. If you’re feeling a bit stressed, try these to deal with it…

Dance naked in front of your pets.

Put your toddler’s clothes on backwards and send them off to school as if nothing is wrong. (NOTE: this also works well with the hubby who stayed at the pub too long.)

Jam miniature marshmallows up your nose and sneeze them out. See how many you can do at once. (Always have a witness on hand, just in case you attempt the Guiness World Record)

Tattoo “out to lunch” on your forehead.

Go shopping. Buy everything. Sweat in it. Return it the next day.

Find out what a frog in a blender “really” looks like. (Hamster in the microwave works well too.)

Read the dictionary upside down and look for secret messages.

Make up a language and ask people for directions. (Works great at 7-11’s!)

Replace the filling of a Twinkie with ketchup and place it back in the wrapper. (KIDS: make sure you make a nice note titled - For Daddy, I love you.)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

9 Reasons Why I LOVE Sophie

Happy Birthday Sophie!

Today is Sophie's 9th Birthday and I wanted to dedicate this blog to Sophie to let her know how much I love her:

9. She is loving and kind to her friends.

8. She is loving and kind to her sisters and brother. (OK Most of the time!)

7. She is smart.

6. She is very artistic and draws the most interesting pictures. Some of them make me laugh so much I've almost wet my pets.

5. I love that she has blonde hair and blue eyes and that sets her apart and makes her her own person.

4. She organizes anything wonderfully, she has organized my shoes, my pantry, books, toys. You give her a task to organize and she gets it done.

3. She doesn't give up. She gives all she can when it comes to a project she's working on, sports and activities.

2. I love it when people come up to me and tell me how great Sophie is and how glad they are to know her.


She's Mine (I'm so LUCKY to have a beautiful, wonderful, loving, creative daughter that it blows me away!)

Sophie had a great day, we drove down to my Mom's house in good ol' Camp Verde and had her favorite dinner, lasagna and then we had cupcakes and ice cream. She woke us up at 6:00 AM this morning to open her presents, but I told her she was going to have to wait another hour so that everyone could wake up. So enjoy the pictures of her fun gifts.

I do have to let you know about something Sydney said to me today. Friday I had my hair done and Becky(stylist's name) blew it out for me. So we're driving down to my mom's and Sydney is talking and tells me she likes my straight hair better than my curly hair. So I told her that Heavenly Father gave me my curly hair, and she then responded, "I'm glad he's not my Father!" I guess you all know what our next FHE will be about. Kids say the darnest things!