Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

My sister Sara and I braved the crowds and went out shopping on "black Friday". We weren't crazy and camp overnight or even stand in long lines waiting for stores to open, but we did get up at 4:30 and get to Walmart at 5:00 for their opening.

It was PACKED! We had Cannon sleeping in the bottom of one cart and Sara was pushing the other one. We quickly abandoned the second cart and even had me step into a side asile for a while so that Sara could brave the electronics department. After an hour and half the store was fairly empty and we breezed through the checkout line with almost everything that we came in for. Success!

Next we went across the street to Home Depot. Where after a lot of help from some great employees we went to a different Home Depot so Sara could get her $50 7 1/2 ft. tree. A little time consuming, but successful!

We then went to Sears and then on to Target. By 10:00 we were TIRED and done! :)

Only a few more items to pick up and projects to finish and then I can say I'm ready for Christmas!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Valley Of Fire

On Friday afternoon we headed out of town to the Valley of Fire for our ward campout. Russell took the afternoon off, so we were able to get to the campsite and set up in the daylight! That night Russell made some yummy cowboy dinners(tinfoil dinner where I grew up) and a delicious peach cobbler. Isaac was a great help setting up the tent and Audrey was a great help cleaning up all the dirt and rocks (not looking forward to that diaper!) We really enjoyed spending time with our great ward family. It was nice to get away and just relax a little.

Turkey Party

On Friday morning Audrey and Hunter invited their LV cousins over for a Turkey Party. (We wish the MO cousins could've come, dang that 20+ car ride!). A turkey party is something I made up and since I made it up I had to come up with all the things pertaining to that day (thank goodness for the internet!).

I made some Turkey cupcakes.
Hunter and Isaac helped make some Turkey Oreos.

I also made an edible Turkey out of fruit, cheese and a red pepper. It looked adorable!

We played Turkey Bingo and Find the Turkey Egg. We made some Turkey crafts. We looked at Turkey books and watched Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving. It was a Turkeyrific Party!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sleep? Oh, Sleep! Where are you?

Once I realized that I was going to have snore free nights, I was overjoyed! What I didn't count on though was my children.

On Sunday Night (Mon. morning) all three of them decided that 4 AM would be a great time to wake up. Monday night, Hunter snuck into our bed for half the night until I took him back to his bed. The other half of the night Cannon was up every two hours until I let him sleep with us. Audrey actually stayed in her bed and only cried once.

This brings me to last night.

11:00 PM I turn out the lights and go to bed, thinking to myself that Cannon will probably be up in an hour.
12:00 AM Cannon wakes up. I feed him.
1:00 AM I wake up, slumped over with Cannon still in my arms to Audrey screaming. I quickly put Cannon back in his bed and go see Audrey. She is standing up with her blanket and sippy, has already said "good bye" to binky and is ready to get out of bed. I bring her back to bed with me.
2:00 AM Fight with Audrey about the covers (she doesn't want any), her kicking me and other things that make sleep difficult.
3:00 AM I actually don't remember. Could I have been asleep?
4:00 AM Cannon wakes up. I feed him.
5:00 AM I wake up, slumped over with Cannon still in my arms to Hunter trying to crawl into my bed. I told him to go to Dad's side because there wasn't any room with Audrey there. He said that he wanted to sleep with me. I put Cannon back in his bed. Tucked Hunter into my bed, and then snuck to his bed.
5:30 AM Cannon starts crying. I get up and put in his binky.
6:00 AM Russell's alarm goes off.
7:00 AM All kids are awake and ready to start the day.

Sadly this is a fairly typical night lately. Is it any wonder that I'm super crabby and have no patience with my kids? I find myself yelling a lot and getting angry really quickly. I feel really bad about it, but can't seem to stop.

Any solutions to getting more (any) sleep?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Super Sexy Shorts & Socks

My wonderful husband was out Scouting for food today. I didn't see him when he left, but this is how I saw him when I came home. He didn't want me to show his entire uniform, but you do get to see the best part. Isn't it great that he walked around the neighborhoods like this?
Sorry ladies, he's taken!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A New Phase in Life

Phase 1:

Girl falls in love. Girl gets married. Girl finds out that her new husband snores. LOUDLY. Girl spends most of her newlywed nights sleeping on the couch, trying to get away from the noise.

This hurts the Boy's feelings. Girl eventually gets used to the noise and can now sleep in the same room with Boy.

Phase 2:

Boy is having a lot of trouble sleeping. Boy gets a sleep study done. The test showed that the Boy stopped breathing 125 times per hour. The Girl is scared. The Boy gets a CPAP machine.
This machine blows contines oxygen into his face so that he can breathe througout the night. This is a picture of Boy showing Girl what she will sleep next to for the rest of her life.
Boy is really excited about this machine. Boy is ready to have a good night's sleep. Boy is ready not to be tired all day. Boy says that in the morning he will jump out of bed and be refreshed. Girl is a little nervous about sleeping next to "Darth Vadar". Girl is happy that Boy is happy.

Boy sleeps peacefully.

Girl sleeps peacefully. There is NO MORE LOUD SNORING!

Girl has a miracle!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

$2 Movies

I found this information at I hope it will fit into my schedule to go. I love movies, but don't love the price!

Thursday, November 13, 2008
Channel 3 Day at the Movies - Regal Cinemas Aliante

$2 movies, $2 popcorn, $2 soft drinks!

Proceeds to benefit COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS


Get Smart 1:00, 4:30, 7:30, 10:05

Hancock 1:05, 4:15, 7:10, 9:30

Hellboy 2 12:20, 3:15, 6:15, 10:20

Incredible Hulk 1:25, 4:45, 7:50, 10:35

Indiana Jones, Crystal Skull 12:30, 4:00, 7:00, 9:45

Iron Man 11:50am, 3:30, 6:20, 9:15

Journey: Real D 3-D 1 2:05, 3:45, 6:50, 9:50

Kung Fu Panda, IMAX 1:30, 4:55, 8:10, 10:30

Made of Honor 12:45, 4:10, 7:40, 10:50

Sex and the City 12:10, 3:10, 6:35, 10:00

Space Chimps 12:50, 3:55, 6:30, 9:00

Wall-E 12:25, 3:40, 6:45, 9:20

What Happens in Vegas 1:20, 4:40, 8:15, 10:45

Kim's Island 12:40, 3:25, 8:00, 10;15

Shrek the Third 1:10, 4:20, 7:20, 9:35

Speed Racer 11:55am, 3:00, 8:15, 10:45

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is the date we honor living veterans and those still serving.
Today is the day that we celebrate the lives of those that have served our country. Today is the day that I celebrate my 89 year old grandfather that served in WWII. Today is the day that I celebrate my uncles that served in Vietnam. Today is the day that I celebrate those that are right now defending my freedom. Today is the day that I celebrate the red, white and blue. Today I am proud to be an American.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Card Class

There is a card making class being offered at Desert Breeze Community Center this Saturday the 15th. Its only $10. If you're feeling crafty, sign up! I did it online, it is super easy. I hope that some of my friends might sign up, otherwise I might have to make new ones!

Sports Class

Audrey and Hunter are taking a sports class at the community center. Hunter has taken this before, but this time it is a different teacher. The kids learn all different sports, and basically run around and have fun.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Disney Fun

We had so much fun in Disneyland. It was great to be with Grandma and Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles and especially cousins! The only bad thing that happend was that our camera got stolen. So these are the only pictures that I have. Hopefully Grandma and Uncle Josh will give us copies of the pictures that they took. Thank you everyone, we had a fun time with all of you!