Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day

I love Memorial Day. We have a tradition of going to my parent's house, having a big BBQ with all of my siblings and their kids, and then going to my Dad's grave. It was a lot of fun to be with everyone. My older sister came in town and it was fun to visit with her. I sure miss my dad a TON!!!! I can't wait for the day when we'll see each other again!!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's Official

It's official . . . I am terrible at guessing the sex of my children-to-be. We had our Ultrasound yesterday and I was so sure that we were having a boy . . . I even thought that I already knew his name was Adam. Well, to our surprise, we are having a girl. I can't believe that out of six tries, I have never guessed right. I am so excited to have another girl, though, and for the record, we are still DONE.

Monday, May 18, 2009

How well do you know your husband?

I saw this on my friend's blog and thought it was pretty fun.

"How well do you know your husband?"

1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
He's not in front of the TV, he's on his Iphone. :)

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?
Ranch or Caesar

3. What's one food he doesn't like?

4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does he order?
Strawberry Lemonade or water

5. Where did he go to high school?

6. What size shoe does he wear?
10 1/2

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?
cell phones

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?
Turkey with deli mustard on whole wheat bread

9. What would this person eat every day if he could?
cookie dough

10. What is his favorite cereal?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch

11. What would he never wear?
a tight shirt. (He's got great pec's and I would love it if he'd show them off.)

12. What is his favorite sports team?
He doesn't really care, but probably BYU

13. Who did he vote for?
Well . . . I'm pretty sure it was McCain, but there are some things with Obama that he does agree

14. Who is his best friend?

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do?
Probably getting upset with the kids

16. What is his heritage?
I don't know

17. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake?
White cake with Buttercream frosting

18. Did he play sports in high school?

19. What could he spend hours doing?
Playing with the kids (or being on his Iphone). :)

20. What is one unique talent he has?
He is a very good clogger

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I Laughed Out Loud

Last night was Ward Temple Night and we used a babysitter that we have never had before. She is in my Miamaid class, so I know her, but Jason has never met her. Jason did not have time to come home after work and drive to the temple together, so I met Jason at the temple and we enjoyed a wonderful session with other members of our ward. On the way home, Jason usually likes to check on things at home and talk to the kids, so last night he made the phone call while I was driving in a separate car.

After he was finished talking to Amber, she handed the phone to our babysitter (14 years old) and Jason thought he was talking to Kelsea (apparently she sounds a lot like Kelsea). He talked for quite awhile and asked her all about her day, "how was school, sweetie," "What did you do today?" etc. etc. Now you have to understand, Jason is really cutsie and sweet when he talks to the kids about their day and always uses affectionate terms like sweetie, cutie, etc. When he finally realized that our babysitter was not Kelsea, he was super embarrassed and told her he had thought she was Kelsea the entire time. When he got off the phone with her, he called me on my cell and told me all about it. I was literally laughing out loud in the car. If you could have heard his voice and how he was talking to her, you would have laughed out loud too. I imagine our babysitter, who has never met Jason, was wondering why he was being so super friendly and inquisitive. Too funny!!! We had a pretty good laugh about it when we did get home and he finally met her. Oh, I wish you could have been there.

(Love you, Jason! I hope you don't mind that I shared this, but it was just too funny and definitely something I would have done.)

Friday, May 8, 2009

BYU Women's Conference

Last week, I had the opportunity of going to BYU Women's Conference. It was a very enriching experience for me and I feel like I came home a better person (well, at least a person who truly aspires to being better). I have never understood why people are so crazy about going to a two day conference once a year, but now that I have experienced it for myself, I get it. I hope to be able to go every year from now on.

I left on Wednesday night and came home on Saturday morning. I was really excited to stay in Heritage Halls and it sure brought back memories of my days at BYU in Deseret Towers. Here's a shot of my room 'with a view' (yes, that is the "Y" on the mountain, just outside my window).

I learned a lot from the classes I attended, but my favorite was John Bytheway's class on how to communicate with teenagers. It gave me a lot of insight on how to communicate with my future teenagers. I also loved Sis. Beck's talk in the Friday morning General Session - you could see the sincerity, concern, and love in her eyes and she told us to "Fight" for the family!

Thursday evening they had a concert of a bunch of music artists and it was really good!

I would have to say that my most spiritual and touching experience I had at the conference was when everyone in the Marriott Center stood up and sang "Now Let us Rejoice" directed by Merrilee Webb. I truly could not sing because I was so overcome with emotion. To see that many women united in common belief and conviction was too powerful to describe.

I am so grateful for my opportunity to attend Women's Conference. When my sweet friend asked me if I wanted to go, I was leery of leaving my family, having Jason take off work to be with the kids, and taking time for myself that I didn't feel I needed. Well, I needed it - not the time away, but the lessons I learned. I'm so grateful to the women that got me to go, I'm grateful to Jason for being so unselfish and staying home with the kids, and I am grateful to the Lord for teaching me!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Updates . . . finally!

I have been so busy lately that I have had no time to update our blog until now. It's been a great few weeks and now I can share with you what we have been up to. I still have more to post, but after the four entries I just completed, it's time to get back to house work and kids. Enjoy!

Landon's First Birthday

Landon's first birthday was on April 27th and we had a grand ole day. (For those of you who don't know, Landon was born on my late father's birthday and we gave him my Dad's first name, Bruce, for his middle name. It was really neat to celebrate this birthday for the first time, together, and think about my awesome dad!)

Landon was not shy about digging into the cake, but he was definitely wondering about it after he grabbed his first bite of frosting.

Don't you love how we picked yellow frosting and strategically it landed right below his nose, so as to appear like a menacing booger - yeah, pretty awesome.

All finished and all happy. We gave him a bath then went outside and took him for wagon rides with each of the kids. It was a great day.


We had the opportunity to go and see Wicked in Salt Lake at Capitol Theater and it was AMAZING!!!!! I can't wait to go and see it again. We went with Jason's family and my mom. We all went to dinner at a great restaurant called Ztejas, then we went to the show. After the show, we ran four blocks in the pouring rain to get back to our car - it was a ton of fun. (I didn't have my camera, so these are just two pictures Jason captured with his iphone.)

Lego Heaven

Corbyn and his really good friend, Zach, love to get together and create Lego masterpieces. They were really proud of this creation, so I had to take pictures.

Spring Break at Bear Lake

We were invited to Bear Lake for Spring Break and had a great time. For me, I have never been to Bear Lake when there was snow and this is what we arrived to. Wow! It was beautiful. We spent a couple days there, indoors, and played lots of games. The kids enjoyed Nerf gun battles, Wii games, and sledding. We also had a great time playing ping pong and pool. It was a great break for our family and we're grateful we got a chance to go.

Landon was perfectly content crawling around and playing with the kids crayons.

We hung out for a couple days and Brianna's expression is pretty much how we all felt . . . happy.

This is a picture of the cabin we stayed at - it was super nice.