Monday, December 31, 2007

November 07

Nothing happened in November except that we made it to our 8th anniversary and began a whole new year. WOOOOHOOOO!!!! Oh and we potty trained Miss Abigail...oh wait she still wears a diaper. We did get a new camera so in December we have pictures. Yahoo. Olivia was off track in November, and to be honest I think we just woke up, cleaned the house, ate dinner, and went to bed. We had Thanksgiving at my Dad's, and Jared and Kelli came to visit. It was very fun to see them again.

October 07

Halloween is fun, but I don't have any pictures of my kids on Halloween. My camera broke in Cabo. One of the many fun experiences I associate with that trip. I know that it is terrible so for all you grandparents who took pictures I need them. Abi was a witch and Livy was a pirate. But instead of looking at those pictures we are just going to show pictures that my good friend Jen took here in Daybreak of my girls. I am so excited about how these turned out. She decided after taking these pictures she is going to take photography a little more seriously, and invested in more equipment. I should mention my kids were horrible so I am not sure how any of these turned out. She is impressive.

September 07

September was an eventful month....I quit my job of 11 years to stay home and be with my kids full time with no distractions. Jason and I had a great idea to go back to Mexico because we thought Cancun was so wonderful this time without kids to see if we could remember why we got married, and what life was like without just talking about our kids. We really needed it and I suggest it to anyone who has been married a long time, and forgot to talk the last year about their needs from each other. Also we hadn't been on a vacation alone with each other since our honeymoon 8 years earlier. We went to Cabo because we thought it would be similar enough, but cheaper. I suggest Cabo instead of Cancun to anyone who needs this type of vacation because there was nothing for us to do, but talk to each other. If you drink a lot however, I think you should go somewhere else because then you would be very busy. My favorite memory from the trip would have to be the very romantic night cruise we went on that actually turned out to be a "Booze Cruise". It is a perfect choice for those who don't drink because people stare and laugh at you when you ask for just water. (Luckily I made Jason ask so technically they were laughing at him) We both thought about jumping off the boat several times, but weren't sure we would make it to shore. A little piece of advice for you who travel...research stuff before you go. Your welcome, no charge.

August 07

Olivia finally learns to ride a bike. I would like to say thanks to me and Jason spending time teaching her, but it wasn't. Our neighbors next door all ride bikes and they were Olivia's favorite friends so she had to learn. Megan, the oldest out of all of them taught Olivia to ride her bike. Thanks Megan!!! Then shortly after that feat Olivia starts Kindergarten.... Yes that is Jason doing her hair on her first day. Hey, it doesn't mean he is feminine it might just mean that I am not that feminine. Her teacher is Mrs. Thayer, and she is wonderful. I can only hope we continue having great teachers throughout the rest of her years. She struggled at first, but has gotten into the classroom rhythm, and is doing very well. I go and help with centers once a week and have enjoyed watching her interact with classmates. The kids in her class are extremely cute. She is on year round so it has been fun having her home for 3 week intervals so she can babysit...
j/k I wouldn't really call it "babysitting" because then I would have to pay her.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

July 07

Girls Camp, Girls Camp, Girls Camp...I went to the craziest, pirateyist girls camp ever. Can you believe pirate babies drank Mountain Dew? I personally think it is wrong, but that is what pirates do. We were all pirate's the first day and everything went around the Pirate theme. We came up with great songs like VIRTUOUS to Fergie's glamorous, and Yo ho Yo ho a virtuous life for me. ( I have copies if any of you want to hear it. It sounded exactly like Fergie and her group.* We did lame skits that at the time we thought were funny, stayed up late, talked about aliens, had scripture study and devotionals every night, swam in a lake or swamp that probably had a lot of bacteria in it, made the girls hate us, made the girls tell us they liked us, and went home. We were exhausted by the time we got home, and I can honestly say I have never been that tired.

*song listed above did not actually sound like Fergie and her group

June 07

Now it wouldn't be fair to give Parker, and Garrett April and May and not talk about myself for the June since I did celebrate the biggest birthday yet...The big 26...It really wasn't that great, I quite honestly expected a lot more. June has too many birthday's I guess when kids go back to school in September adults get busy making kids. Because I have to celebrate like 6 people's birthday in June before I even get to mine, and then half the time it lands on Father's Day which usually rains on my parade. So who doesn't have to make dinner and watch the kids on that day? I don't know you tell me because we can't decide which makes both of us do nothing which in turn means we go hungry and our kids are a mess by the end of the day. Then we are both mad because the day didn't go how we wanted it. Anyway, I am willing to bet that '08 will be better because that can't happen again...right? Really the main thing that happened is Olivia graduated from Preschool. She sang, and said her parts the graduation was so cute. I think she is going to be a performer one day...Oh wait that wasn't her she just sat there with a scowl on her face. So I guess if you ever need a performance of a shy, mean looking person she is your girl. We loved her preschool teacher, and were sad to say good-bye.

May 07

Now it wouldn't be fair to give Garrett the whole month of April and not give Parker May. So.... I should just say I don't remember doing anything crazy for Parker's Birthday, and actually looking back feel really bad about it. So for that...Parker you are my favorite brother and you are the best looking brother too. Thanks for being born in May. .....Other things that happened in May were Mother's Day. Oh how it is my favorite day of the year, I don't cook, clean, take care of kids...Well I really don't do that any other days either (as per Jason) so I guess it's like every day is Mother's Day.

April 07

April was of course my brother Garrett's Birthday. This is a picture of the kids minus Claire (sorry) after we all went to lunch for his 18th birthday. We definitely didn't do anything else that meaningful in April. We went to lunch at the Macaroni Grill. Boy that was fun with all the kids and Garrett finally being an adult didn't get a kids meal!! The big 18...Wow so much changed he really grew up. He moved out, got a real job, got rid of the silly wagon he drove....Or maybe he still lives at home, got fired from a couple jobs, and bought a new silly wagon. Heck it is so hard to keep it straight.

March 07

Olivia's Birthday would be the highlight of March. Not to mention watching Dani's kids while she went to Hawaii... We had a blast the days we had them. Olivia did a whole St. Patty's day theme. She loves birthdays and has been planning her next one since last year.

The First of Many....

What do you say on your very first post? I have been deliberating for a quite a while. Which is why there wasn't anything on my blog for so long. Do you only talk about things that are good? Do you only tell things that are funny? Do you air all of your dirty laundry? So my compromise is this...
I will do it all.
Here is a recap of the years events....
January 07
The second week of January I ran a Half Marathon in St. George with
my sister Dani. I kicked her trash. In all honesty she beat me, but hey its my blog so I should be able to say what I want.

We were lucky enough to have some friends take us to Cancun...Wow what a beautiful place. We really don't get out much so anything would impress us, but it was the most beautiful, and relaxing place I have ever been. Not to mention the people we went with were cool too. Thanks...

February 07
Nothing too exciting...Lots of working to make up for vacationing,
A Valentine's Dinner made by the Woodman's it was delicious I still remember.