Monday, June 30, 2008

4th of July

We are getting ready for our annual trip to Missouri for the 4th of July. We are very excited to spend time with Russell's family and enjoy all of the fun that we have when we are together. This year we are also going to go to Minnesota to spend time with my family. We are excited for that trip too. I can't wait to get out of the Vegas heat! My mom told me to pack a jacket. When its over 100 degrees, I can't even imagine needing a jacket, I hope I remember to put them in our suitcases. I will be gone until the 19th, so if I don't have any new posts from now until then, don't worry... I'll be back!

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I am so grateful for the freedom that we enjoy. This is a truly wonderful country to live in. I am blessed to have been born here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Good Stuff!

I was reading some blogs that my friend Pat has on her list of blogs she visits. And these are some funny things that I enjoyed. I hope the authors don't mind. I don't know them, but I like their blogs!

From: We're in over our heads


While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other." He addressed the man, "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?" Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "It's Pillsbury, isn't it? The rest of the story gets rather ugly so I'll stop right here.

From: The Funny Farm
(sound it out)


I don't think that I can handle another one of Hunter's "accidents". He is 4 1/2 and still does not go #2 in the potty. I just had yet another fun experience of cleaning his underwear and bum because he went in his pants. Can anyone help me? I don't know how to get him to go in the toliet. I'm so frustrated.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


There are many sacrifices that a scout master's wife has to make. There is all of the camping gear that must be bought and stored. There is the time he must spend on camp outs away from his family. There is the scout shorts worn with knee high socks that he wears. But most of all there is scout camp.

A week long event where the scout master leaves his wife at home with all of the children and household responsibilities to deal with herself.

This year for scout camp she had a BIG sacrifice to make. She had to give up her spacious van and fit 4 kids into the car. With 3 car seats in the back, every time we went somewhere it was a challenge. Isaac would crawl/lean into the back from the front seat to help Hunter with his seat belt. Then once we were on our way Audrey would pinch and hit Hunter, who would then yell and cry. In our squished situation this was not a fun way to drive around.Well at least it's only for a week right? And now that week is over! Hurray!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bread Tour

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Today I took the kids to the Great Harvest Bread Co. My friend told me about the tour and then invited us to go. It was great. It was about a half an hour and a lot of fun. We learned about what makes bread. We saw their different machines ( I loved the dough cutter) and the great big oven. Then we got to knead some dough and make our own roll. While they were baking we went outside for a story and a cookie. Then they brought out our warm rolls. YUM! The kids also got a goodie bag that has a coupon for a free loaf of bread and if they color the coloring sheet they'll get a free cookie all on our next visit. This was a fun place to go, I totally recommend it!


Today was a day that our stake set aside for our ward to go to the temple all day. I thought there was no way that I could go. I've got a little baby, no one to babysit, etc. Then I remembered that my sister lives very close to the temple. I called her to see if she was available to watch the kids. I thought that Cannon would be o.k. because I would be close and not gone too long. I was excited and nervous all day. I love to go to the temple, but I've never gone without Russell. Since he is out of town at Boy Scout camp I knew that I would be going alone. I really wanted to go so I got brave and decided to just do it. The time came for me to get ready and when I pulled out my temple bag and double checked if I had my recommend, IT WASN'T THERE! EEK!!! Then I remembered that I had given it to Russell after Sara's wedding because he had pockets. Cruses to dresses with no pockets!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

1st Attempt

Here's some pictures of my attempt to french braid Audrey's hair. It's pretty loose and not that great, but it did stay in all day. It's fun to have a little girl.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Welcome Blogger

My sister, Sara has just joined the blogging world. Check out her site (you can see some of the wedding stuff that I helped with).

Monday, June 16, 2008

Blessed Boy

Here are a few pictures of Cannon from when he got blessed. He is being held by my parents, Russell's sister, Cheryl and my Grandma. Russell's mom made his outfit. We are so blessed to have him in our family. He is loved by everyone.

New Look

Here's my new look for my blog for the summer. I'm not sure about it. What do you think? Please leave me a comment.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

"Anne Geddies"

Here are my sister Sara's "Anne Geddies" pictures of Cannon.

yep, all mine

I've been watching this t.v. show on TLC called John and Kate Plus Eight. For those of you that don't know about it, it is a reality show about this family that has eight children. They have 6 year old twins and 3 year old sextuplets. So needless to say things are crazy, but they still go out and do things like go to get ice cream, go to a park etc. In all the time I've been watching no one has said to the mom, are these all yours? BUT when I went to the store with my kids the other day a lady asked, are these all yours? I said yes, and she said that I must have my hands full. WHAT ABOUT THE LADY WITH EIGHT KIDS????

Monday, June 2, 2008


Life with a newborn is always hectic. Life with 3 other children is always hectic. Life with a husband that tears up the front yard to put in sprinklers is always hectic. Life is just hectic, right?

Well on top of my life this past weekend my sister got married. My parents were in town. We had a TON of work to do to make things perfect for her. I hardly got any sleep at night and naps were only for the babies.

BUT now that it is all over, I can say that I made it. One thing that helped me get through each hectic day was chocolate. I definitely enjoy anything chocolate. When I was taking a much needed 5 minute break one day, I ate a piece of Dove chocolate (o.k. probably more than one piece). On the wrappers of Dove chocolates are "Promise"messages. My message that day was....

You're allowed to do nothing.

Isn't that a great promise? Now if only my hectic life would allow it to happen.