Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Kass & Kelsie went to Mason's concert with us. Here is the conversation Kelsie & I had in the middle.
Her: I'm glad that you are here, Mom.
Me: I love you too, why are you glad that I'm here.
Her: Because I feel like I'm going to throw up.
Oh the joy of motherhood. Just in case you were wondering we did NOT have to quickly run out of the concert.
Here are Colten & Kassidy singing with the Valley View singers. Colten is in the white shirt on the back row and Kassidy is on the 3rd row in the white sweater. I think she is tall enough to be on the back row but on the first day of choir practice she past out and fell off the bleachers. Never a dull moment here.
Christmas is coming fast. We are almost ready. How about you?
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I love this picture of these 2 great men. My husband is a great man because of this one. He raised a man that I am grateful for every single day! Thank you, Leo.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Luckily the day ended on a high note. Kels has a blanket that her grandma made for her that she sleeps with every night. She accidentally left it at Aunt Dana's this last weekend. We have found a replacement (Grandma crocheted a blanket for Mason that I thought would work.) but Aunt Dana's box came yesterday. She was able to finally sleep with her "bows" (her blanket has bows on each square and she puts her fingers through the loops when she goes to sleep) It ended on a good note!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
We went to Blackfoot first and stayed with Doug's sister and then had breakfast with Doug's dad, Leo. Doug's sister, Janet and her family came up and ate with us. Then we stopped and saw Jerry's family and Wayne's. We got to see everyone on Doug's side except Sue. It was yummy and the company was excellent. After visiting we piled back into our small mini van and traveled to Sandy. It was loud and great. The kids all had a ball. This is the kids eating and then the adults ate. Crazyfun!!! 39 total. The oldest is 16 and the youngest was 19 months old. (there are 2 more coming, one in December & one in February) Everyone was there except Nate & Gwendolyn & Sinjin. They didn't make the trip from CA. We missed them!
Are you wondering how you put that many people to bed? This is the only time my kids get sleep overs. This is my parents toy room. (finished just before everyone came. Great job!) This is the 10 and under crowd. We usually come and make beds for them around 9-10ish. Then they talk/giggle/play until they finally fall asleep around 11pm. Then they are up at 7. That way everyone sleeps in the car on the way home. It's always a very quiet ride home.
This year one of my mom's neighbors let some of us crash at their house while they were gone. It was very nice. Only big kids were allowed over at the "Guest house". They bought a new game called "Killer Bunnies". They liked it.
The big boys slept in the "Guest house" family room. It looks a lot like the toy room only with bigger bodies. They would play xbox until we finally tell them to shut it off. I'm grateful they have cousins that are also their friends.
This is what used to be the "big boys". Not because of their size but because we were a house of mainly girls until we started to get married. Most of the them play bridge. Even Bart can be talked into it, on a good day. They stay up until 2-3 playing. The girls usually talk for awhile but we don't have the same stamina.
One of our family traditions is going around the table and telling what we are thankful for. This year I'm very grateful for the Holy Ghost. I'm grateful that he doesn't give up even when we don't listen. If we have a desire to be closer to our Heavenly Father he will direct our path. He will take our worries and make our load lighter. The gospel is a great thing! I'm also very grateful for family, mine and Doug's. It's great to have friends on both sides. I love spending time with them all. Happy Thanksgiving, a little late!
Monday, November 16, 2009
This month Horizon unveiled their BSU colored plane. It did a fly over. There was a little thing over the Vandal coach not getting on his assigned flight because it was this plane.
The seats were awesome. We sat closer then we do for the HS football games. There were 2 Vandal fans right in front of us for the first part of the game. They were not impressed with all the blue and cheering. They were asked to watch their mouth. They left not long after that. We would have been nice.
There was a lady who sat right in front of us who took this picture for us. She would give us all high fives every time we scored, which was frequently. Lots of spirit.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Emily and Nate came in together also. Emily is in the long sleeve purple shirt and Nate is in the white shirt with black hat. Emily is a trooper. She has been battling the swine flu for the last 3 weeks and is still. She is on steroids and cough medicine and still wanted to run. They both did great!
Saturday morning we went downtown for the Veteran's Day Parade. M & J both marched in it. Fairmont gets the bonus points for playing while they walked by us. Capital played up until they saw us and then played again once they passed us. I'm sure it was on purpose. M tried to hold a straight face as we yelled for him but lost it at the end. Silly boy, we are to loud to ignore!
I am very grateful to the families of those who have served and continue to serve to protect our freedoms. A parade doesn't do it justice. Thank you!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
One of my blog friends posted this video. My hat is off to this man. Very impressive. And to my family who are coming to our neck of the woods this weekend to run a wickedly hilly half marathon...here is a new goal for you.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
We had a "pop chug" where a few of the participants ended up on the floor. They don't drink pop much and it didn't sit well with them. They all survived and no one had thrown up at this point.
Happy Halloween All!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Mason had his District III Marching Band competition on Saturday. They have worked really hard and I think it looked "Incredible". Now Mason swears he has more time to devote to actually doing his eagle project not just planning it. ( I couldn't get the video to load, sorry. I'll try again later)
Both the boys are marching in the Veteren's day Parade on November 7th. Anybody want to come this way?
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Capital won easily and Colten & Kelsie fell asleep on the drive home. It doesn't get better then that. The last marching band competition is this Saturday. Good luck Mason!