Saturday, February 26, 2011

Andrew Got His Bear...Oh My!

Earlier today I went to Andrew's Gold and Blue breakfast.
The food was delicious!
Tons of fruit, pancakes, sausage, orange juice and milk.
Andrew got his Bear!
I'm so proud of him.
He's such a hard worker.
Andrew got a few other awards
His pack

Andrew, Mitchell, and Eli

ABC Special

Martin and his "Nanny" Gypsy
Michele and Martin

I watched the special on ABC last night titled,
"Did Utah Doc Kill Wife And Mom of 8?"
It was about the MacNeill family from Pleasant Grove.
I wanted to watch it because I worked with Dr. MacNeill for several years at USDC.
I've heard almost everything that was said in the program.
Although there were a few things I was unsure of.
I'm proud of Alexis and Rachel (Martin and Michele's daughters).
I hope that justice can be served.
If not in this life, then I'm sure it will in the next.

Friday, February 25, 2011

A New Niece!

I got a new niece yesterday!
Matt and RuthAnn had their 4th.
No names yet, but she and Mommy are doing well!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Too Much??? I Think Not

Really wishing HGTV would call
and let me know I was their winner.

The 15th annual HGTV Dream Home grand prize includes:

  • A custom-built, luxuriously furnished modern mountain home located in Stowe, Vermont
  • $500,000
  • A new 2011 GMC Acadia Denali*
  • High-end appliances
That's not too much...right?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy President's Day

We had a nice weekend.
Sunday evening we stayed in Provo at the Best Western Cottontree Inn.
I think all of us were in need of a "Day away."
I bought a gift certificate from the Daily Herald a month ago,
and since Aaron and I both had Monday off,
we decided we'd better use it.Most of our time was spent swimming.
My kids couldn't get enough of it.
We had the pool basically to ourselves.
Here's some pics from our trip.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lily Jane's Birthday Party

Yesterday Abby went to a birthday party.
Her friend Lily Jane turned 5!
They got to touch real snakes, turtles, and lizards.
They also got to paint their faces.
(See below)

What a fun party!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Love This Article

Since I'm kind of a nerd,
and I love yard sales, thrift stores, ebay, Pickers,
and anything that has to do with finding a great deal.
I thought I'd post this article.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Valentines Y'all!

Valentine's day was nice. Aaron gave me some beautiful roses.
...And a steam iron.
I guess he wants me to start ironing his clothes? ;)

I hope you all had a Happy Valentine's.

We did at our house! :)

Bree's Heist

Breelyn committed her first crime today.
This morning we made a stop at Walgreen's in American Fork.
Before we went into the store,
I told my girls,
"We're only buying diapers.
No toys or treats, just diapers.
Breelyn wasn't happy about this.
She through a little fit in the store,
but we made it throught it.
...I thought.
We were about 5 min. from home (In Eagle Mountain),
when Abby informed me that Bree had a toy.
"What" I asked... "What kind of toy?"
"A toy for her ponies," Abby replied.
I pulled the car over, turned around, and demanded that Bree show me the toy.
Bree had stolen a Dora Birthday set.
"Breelyn we don't take things that aren't ours,
That's stealing!"
I immediately turned the car around and headed back to Walgreens.
I made Breelyn give back the toy back to an employee.
She apoligized.
(Poor girl could barely speak).
She was sorry.
-That or she was afraid she was going to jail,
(Which I told her could happen).
Hopefully, she's learned her lesson and won't do it again.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A New Bed

Bree's new space!

Ward Conference/Valentine Preparation

Yesterday we had an amazing ward conference.
We talked about Elder Uchtdorf's talk,
"Of Things That Matter Most" and Elder Hales talk,
"Our Duty to God:
The Mission of Parents and Leaders to the Rising Generation."
Listening to these talks made me really evaluate my life.
I've made a list of goals I want to work towards.
The biggest goal on my list is spending
QUALITY time with my family,
and less time on the computer.

After church we worked on our Valentines...
Andrew has 32 students in his class.
Mrs. B asked the class to label their valentines like letters.
Kind of a fun way to learn.

Abby made 6 valentines, Bree made 8.

Brody made 14 valentines
The girls scribbled and ripped a few of their Valentines.
Alyssa wanted me to hold her and I was stressed to say the least.
Aaron stepped in and helped me from loosing my sanity. :)
Thank you Aaron.

Snickers wanted to come in and join the fun.

Here's a picture of Alyssa throwing a fit.
Aren't I a mean Mom???


Wish I could go do this...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I made chocolate chip pancakes last week
per Andrew's request.

They were delicious,
Not something that I'd recommend,
especially if you're trying to be more healthy.
Trust me, I've tried and failed miserably.

I gave the girls a bath afterwords.
Here's a pic of my sweet little Alyssa.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Love Is In The Air

We've been busy at our house the last couple of days.
I finally decided to decorate for Valentine's.
(I can't believe it's Monday.)
-Better to decorate now then never, right?
We bought some window stickers.
I let Bree be in charge of putting them up.

I made a few different sets of blocks.

I made this wood frame out of wood flooring.
The "Love" picture was from a gift bag.