Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Where oh where have WE been?


What have we been up to?  

Spending time with FRIENDS...

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EATING lots of FOOD...
(proof that Adam's children DO eat their VEGGIES... 
Carson gave up his pizza for broccoli)


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Sweet REVENGE! ...
Payback.... Most of you saw the BLUE BOMB that went off in our front yard the night before the holy war... if you didn't... we woke up to toilet paper and blue BYU paraphernalia all over our house and lawn courteous of our rotten family.  The game was payback enough but the boys got a kick out of getting Aunt Missy and the cousins back by putting this flag on the highest peak of her house.  This flag was hanging high for almost a week because they couldn't get it down.  ha ha


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Celebrating Birthdays....
Happy Birthday Carson.  I survived a birthday party of 15 - 6 year old boys.  


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and enjoying having season tickets to the Utah football games...
The win over TCU... AWESOME!  I am still a bit upset over the BYU - UTAH game because Cody got sick that day and I had to give up my ticket and couldn't go... had to stay at home and be a good mom.  Braydon and Adam went and had an incredible time.  

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 We are getting so excited for Christmas... I started decorating today and we are now just waiting for Adam to have an extra 30 minutes this week so that we can go and pick out our tree!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I could barely BELIEVE my eyes....


I about got in a car accident when I saw this today... what a beautiful site!
Couldn't resist topping off the tank, even though I just did two days ago.  



Halle-freakin'-luiah 
I can afford to get in the car again.  :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

HaLLoWeeN PHoTos (late)


I think the pictures say it all.  
(sorry so slow to post these)







And I left the BEST for LAST....


(Trav... do you regret requesting to see these... ha ha)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Just for FUN


CAPRICORN - The Go-Getter (Dec 22 - Jan 19) Patient and wise. Practical and rigid, ambitious, tends to be Good-looking. Humorous and funny. Can be a bit shy and reserved. Often pessimistic; Capricorns tend to act before they think and can be Unfriendly at times. Hold grudges. Like competition. Get what they want.

AQUARIUS - The Sweetheart (Jan 20 - Feb 18) Optimistic and honest, sweet personality. Very independent. Inventive and intelligent. Friendly and loyal. Can seem unemotional. Can be a bit rebellious. Very stubborn, but original and unique. Attractive on the inside and out. Eccentric personality.

PISCES - The Dreamer (Feb 19 - Mar 20) Generous, kind, and thoughtful. Very creative and imaginative. May become secretive and vague. Sensitive.Don't like details.. Dreamy and unrealistic. Sympathetic and loving. Kind. Unselfish. Good kisser. Beautiful.

ARIES - The Daredevil (Mar 21 - April 19)
Energetic. Adventurous and spontaneous. Confident and enthusiastic. Fun. Loves a challenge. EXTREMELY impatient. Sometimes selfish. Short fuse. (Easily angered.) Lively, passionate, and sharp wit. Outgoing. Lose interest quickly - easily bored. Egotistical. Courageous and assertive. Tends to be physical and athletic.

TAURUS - The Enduring One (April 20 - May 20) Charming but aggressive.Can come off as boring, but they are not. Hard workers. Warm-hearted. Strong, has endurance. Solid beings that are stable and secure in their ways. Not looking for shortcuts. Take pride in their beauty. Patient and reliable. Make great friends and give good advice. Loving and kind. Loves hard - passionate. Express themselves emotionally. Prone to ferocious temper-tantrums. Determined. Indulge themselves often. Very generous.

GEMINI - The Chatterbox (May 21 - June 20) Smart and witty. Outgoing, very chatty. Lively, energetic. Adaptable But needs to express themselves. Argumentative and o utspoken. Like change. Versatile. Busy, sometimes nervous and tense. Gossips. May seem superficial or inconsistent. Beautiful physically and mentally.

CANCER - The Protector (June 21 - July 22)
Moody, emotional. May be shy. Very loving and caring. Pretty/handsome. Excellent partners for life. Protective. Inventive and imaginative. Cautious. Touchy-feely kind of person. Needs love from others. Easily hurt, but sympathetic.

LEO - The Boss (July 23 - Aug 22)
Very organized. Need order in their lives - like being in control. Like boundaries. Tend to take over everything. Bossy. Like to help Others. Social and outgoing. Extroverted. Generous, warm-hearted. Sensitive. Creative energy. Full of themselves. Loving. Doing the right thing is important to Leos. Attractive.

VIRGO - The Perfectionist (Aug 23 - Sept 22)
Dominant In relationships. Conservative. Always wants the last word. Argumentative. Worries. Very smart. Dislikes noise and chaos. Eager. Hardworking. Loyal. Beautiful. Easy to t alk to. Hard to p lease. Harsh. Practical and very fussy. Often shy. Pessimistic.

LIBRA - The Harmonizer (Sept 23 - Oct 22) Nice to everyone they meet. Can't make up their mind. Have own unique appeal. Creative, energetic, and very social. Hates to be alone. Peaceful, generous. Very loving and beautiful. Flirtatious. Give in too easily. Procrastinators. Very gullible.

SCORPIO - The Intense One (Oct 23 - Nov 21) Very energetic. Intelligent. Can be jealous and/or possessive. Hardworking. Great kisser. Can become obsessive or secretive. Holds grudges. Attractive. Determined. Loves being in long Relationships. Talkative.. Romantic. Can be self-centered at times. Passionate and Emotional.

SAGITTARIUS - The Happy-Go-Lucky One (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Good-natured optimist. Doesn't want to grow up (Peter Pan Syndrome). Indulges self. Boastful. Likes luxuries and gambling. Social and outgoing. Doesn't like responsibilities. Often fantasizes. Impatient. Fun to be around. Having lots of friends. Flirtatious. Doesn't like rules. Sometimes hypocritical. Dislikes being confined - tight spaces or even tight clothes. Doesn't like being doubted. Beautiful inside and out.

Don't forget to VOTE


I just got back from voting and believe it or not... I only stood in line for about 30 minutes.  It would have even been faster if my last name started with s-z.  Adam and I went to leaveyourprint.com last night... that website it great.  We were able to see the ballot and research the candidates and propositions.  Voting is so much quicker when you go in prepared.
Don't forget to VOTE!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Playing TAG...




I have been tagged by my friend Julie.  
I am suppose to list 6 things I value,
6 things I don't and then tag 6 friends. 
So here goes....

6 things I value:
1.  my hot, funny, hard workin' and never boring husband
2.  my adorable, rambunctious, active and never bashful boys 
3.  diet coke
4.  clorox wipes
5.  my family, extended family, neighbors and friends
6.  the gospel

6 things I don't value:
1.  laundry
2.  sharing a bathroom with 5 boys... YUCK
okay so really 3  1/2 boys right now, but I hate it, 
have you ever sat down on a wet toilet seat?... 
clorox wipes are my best friend ... 
hmm, maybe for Christmas my "hot, funny, hard workin' 
and never boring husband" that I value 
SO much could finish our 2nd bathroom ... 
and I could decorate it PINK ... 
and put NO BOYS ALLOWED in really big letters on the door ... 
and have a diet coke dispenser next to the tub... 
and order gallons of "CALGON TAKE ME AWAY"... 
(honey, if I had my own bathroom the boys would stop 
using my tampons as swords, daggers and blow horns.)
3.  potty training
4.  an empty diet coke can
5.  procrastination... I seem to be the queen of it since I stopped working 
6.  poopy diapers

Tag your it... 
1.  Tana
2.  Brooke
3.  Reen
4.  Cari
5.  Karen B.
6.  Angela

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

COLORING contest


The Elementary School had many fun activities last week for Red Ribbon Week... one being a coloring contest.  Braydon took 2nd place and won a $15 gift card to Target today!  We are very proud!



Good job Brayds!  Your picture is awesome!

Here's a Carson funny:  Carson informed his Kindergarten class yesterday that Adam works at BYU... What have we created?  (smiles)
 

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ward Halloween PARTY

 
A sneak-peak at our Halloween costumes


Cody is Diego, Carson is a Power Ranger and 
Braydon is a scary "hooded cape" 
(funny story... we went to pick out costumes and Braydon wanted one that would require face paint and something scary, so I suggested he dress all in black and I would paint his face.  He picked out a cape that had "hooded cape" on the package ... so that is what he went as ... a "hooded cape".  

Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of me, Adam and Cooper.  We went as Ute fans and got boo'd when we walked into the gym... 
darn BYU fans... so rude.  :)

CRAZY hair day


It was CRAZY hair day at school on Wednesday for Red Ribbon Week... 
here are our crazy hair boys!



Carson trying to figure out how to make the hang loose sign 
(like his older brother) ...

Braydon making fun of Carson because he can't do it...

Ha Ha... I did it!

     

Cody thought he would apply some mascara while we 
were making crazy hair.


Cody got in on the action later in the afternoon... 
the red hair turned him into CHUCKY though.


FALL Break


Someone, please tell me how much sense this makes... 
I won't take all my boys to the grocery store by myself... 
but I 
drove 1,300 miles in a car to California and back,
stayed the night in a hotel, 
changed multiple diapers on the side of some strange 
exit in the middle of nowhere, 
almost ran out of gas because I was more worried about buying treats to keep the kids quiet than getting gas at the gas station,
peed on the side of the road because it was easier than taking all 5 of us into a disgusting and dirty gas station bathroom...
and the list could go on and on and on....
... ALL BY MYSELF.

Here are some photos from the trip that I survived.  

 
  
Cody swinging at the park.


Meet Carson's friend "Rin Tin Tin" ... "Chicken Chicken" didn't survive long enough for a picture.

Braydon and Carson pretty much spent the entire weekend in the water.



                 
Uncle Ryan took the boys out in the field and let them shoot his BB guns.
         
 

A very excited Carson came in the house and said 
"Mom, wook at all ta toles we tot in ta tiet toke tans"... 
translation: Mom, look at all the holes we shot in the diet coke cans.

I just realized that I did not take one photos of Cooper, Brock or Em while I was there... I promise to make up for that. :(

The boys had a great time and I am glad that we went... even if I am still trying to recover from it.  (smiles)

Thanks Em, Ryan and Brock for letting us come and stay at your house, swim in your pool and consume all of your food.  We love you!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hmm... CARDIO anyone?

 
If the scales didn't motivate me to get to the gym, this sure did. Carson and I were talking the other night about babies and how great our baby Cooper is and what a big helper he is with Cooper.  He mentioned that he would help me lots with our next baby too ... so I explained to him that there won't be a "next baby"... that mommy and daddy have their family of four incredible boys and how much I love them... without hesitation he looked at my stomach and says "well mom, you know your tummy is getting big... you better not let that baby get out." 

CARDIO anyone?  

Friday, October 3, 2008

Of course I am GOING to post this!


UTES win against the same team that knocked off the #1 ranked team in the Nation last week!  SO exciting!  
(I have been married to Adam too long... can't resist rubbing this into all of our BYU fan family and friends)  



Adam and I called it his "birthday date" and went to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and then to the Utah vs. Oregon State football game.  It was great to get away and spend some quality time together and have some "adult" conversation, although "adult" conversation and Adam don't really go together... it was more like 7 hours of flirting!

     
What a great wife I am, I even wore his jersey.  :)  
(and thanks Lex and Sterling for taking good care of the boys)

Go UTES!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

THiNGS i LoVe aBouT THe FaLL



fReSH CooL AiR 
PuMPKiNS 
geTTiNG FaMiLY PHoToS TaKen 
coSTuMeS 
caRaMel aPPLeS 
sWeaTSHiRTS 
suNDaY DRiVeS uP THe CaNYoN 
haLLoWeeN PaRTieS 
caNDY CoRN 
bLaNKeTS 
leaVeS ... TReeS ... MouNTaiNS 
fooTBaLL gAmEs 
LDS GeNeRaL CoNFeReNCe 
hauNTeD HouSeS 
deCoRaTiNG 
sCaRiNG SMaLL CHiLDReN (just kidding)


Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Birthday ADAM!




I've seen the seven wonders of the world
I've seen the beauty of diamonds and pearls
But they mean nothing baby
Your love amazes me
I've seen a sunset that would make you cry
And colors of the rainbow, reaching cross the sky
The moon in all it's phases
Your love amazes me

Don't you ever doubt this love of mine
You're the only one for me
You give me hope
You give me reason
You give me something to believe in
Forever faithfully
Your love amazes me

John Berry

(sometimes somebody else says it better)

HAPPY Birthday HONEY... I love YOU forever!



(please forgive me... these photos were on the computer and I couldn't resist)


Sunday, September 28, 2008

UTES win again!


One step closer to the National Championship game???



Adam took Braydon to the Utah vs. Weber State game last night.  Braydon was so excited he couldn't stop talking about it.  Boy am I glad he has now "experienced" a Utah game... don't know if I could have survived another question.    "Mom, how big is the stadium?" ... "Mom, the stadium is under the U on the mountain, right? ...  "How are we going to get up the mountain? ... "the train can't go up that far, can it?" ... "how long is a college football game?" ... "How long does it take to get to Salt Lake?" ... "How far is it from the train to the stadium?" ... "Mom, when are we leaving?"... " Mom, when are we leaving?" ... "Mom, when are we leaving?"... "Mom, why does dad keep telling me to shut my trap?"  

Braydon, I love you so much and I am so glad that you and your dad had a good time!


Saturday, September 27, 2008


The LAST soccer game of the season!


      

        

Braydon and Carson played on the same soccer team this year.  I decided to play Carson up and put him with the 6 and 7 years olds ...  having them on two separate teams was killer last year, too many games and practices.  They had a great time playing together and are SO sad that the season is over. 

Thanks Mark and Ann for being the best coaches EVER ... see you in the Spring!