I'm sorry that I didn't post a Quote of the Week last week, I'm out of town. Anyway- I'm in great sunny warm Utah so I'll post some great pics when I get back! Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
insanely written by Julz at 6:38 AM
So I was having a gingerbread party for all the little ones while the older ones were in school, and then they cancelled school because of the snow we never had. Anyway- so instead of trying to fit everyone in my house I booked the church and we had it over there. It was a blast!
insanely written by Julz at 6:13 AM
So Mary is now in preschool!! She was a little unsure about it at first (she actually clinged to me- can you believe that??), but it didn't take long- she loves it! There are 5 kids in her class including 2 that are deaf and one in a wheelchair. They all take her under her wing (that's a talent she has), and she wears her backback everywhere. Last week she got to wear her pj's and listen to the principal read "The Polar Express", drink hot chocolate, eat chocolate candies, and make a candy train. When we had our snow day she missed the last day of school before Christmas, and her teacher actually came all the way out here to deliver her present. She goes 4 days a week, and will be taking the bus. They even pick her up right from my house!! It's been great!
insanely written by Julz at 5:59 AM
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Ty helped me this week, although I'm a little worried you don't know what he's sayin'. Oh well! What movie is it??
insanely written by Julz at 9:02 PM
Thursday, December 18, 2008
So how wild is this??? All the kidlets are out of school today because of the snow, and the storm skipped right over us. We got rain, but we have a snow day and no snow! For those of you who really know me know that I LOVE the snow. Bummer.
Also today I'm throwing a little gingerbread house making party (like we did in the old days- eh Ridgecrest??) and now instead of 12 kids at my house there will be 32. Not sure how I'm gonna work that one out!!
Love you all- thanks for checking out our blog, and listening to my ramblings all the time!!
insanely written by Julz at 5:42 AM
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Okay- so I have to say that right now this is my new favorite blog.
Oh man it's HILARIOUS!!! And anyone who has ever seen me make a cake understands why I love this so much!
insanely written by Julz at 3:40 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
So have any of you ever wanted to be one of the joe-cool Salvation Army bell ringers that hang out in front of the stores this time of year? I always have wanted to do that, and last night I finally got to with they Young Women. Even though it was probably the longest 2 hours of my life, and my toes were numb, I loved it!! I was kickin' myself that I didn't take my camera. I had about 5 girls with me at the local Smith's. And people are so kind! One guy put in a $20 bill, and I really think that we had more bills than change. But this is the part that made it totally worth-it...
A older homeless guy came up with all of his belongings in his shopping cart and put a handful of bills in the bucket. Then he went over to the other entrance and did the same. The girls of course were all over the place dancing and talking and havin' a great time (right ladies??), and when this guy did that they just froze. Their jaws dropped.
That is the kind of thing that you hope that you see when you are out on a service project with a bunch of youngins'. I think that is something that will touch them, at least I hope so, because it certainly did me. This time of year is so crazy... and this old homeless man really made me stop and think about really where our priorities should be.
I'm sure that guy has no idea what he did for me and possibly my girls. He was probably thinking about the other people he would be helping with that money he put in the bucket. But he really brought out the spirit in me, and faith in mankind. He made my Christmas!!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Here was our table... nothing spectacular... but it was a pretty big deal around here. Real plates!
insanely written by Julz at 8:07 PM
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
So my little girl turned 3 last Friday. So we got all of her little friends and their moms together and went to McDonald's for lunch. Of course all day she had to wear her princess dress. She cracks me up. And I know, I know... she loves to show everyone what is in her mouth, just like her mom does.
And Lucy just loves Kena- she sat with her pretty much the whole time.
This is my little buddy Dagan. Isn't he just the cutest little man?? Him and Mary have a blast together.
And Lincoln had a really great time with his cupcake. I love red and pink cupcakes- they make the best pictures.
insanely written by Julz at 1:16 PM
insanely written by Julz at 9:38 AM
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
insanely written by Julz at 9:33 AM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Last week they brought out the 1000 flags that they do every year. On my way over I lectured the kids about why we have flags and how they have a certain reverence to them, and how to act. They let us run through them last year, but this year we got a good talkin' to because that wasn't reverent. While Mary was going past a flag, it was windy, and it hit her in the face. An older guy volunteer gave her a good talking to on not touching the flags. Ty went up to a flag, grabbed onto the pole, saluted it, and started singing the Presidential March. It was HILARIOUS!! And of course right after that an old volunteer lady went up to him and lectured him about how you should treat flags like you should treat a church. I thought that was actually very patriotic of him. It's hard living in a town full of old people.
insanely written by Julz at 4:18 PM
This movie has so many hilarious parts to it, but we chose a part that might be a little bit harder. I'll give you a hint: it's supposed to be a canteen that he's drinking out of. Oh man this movie cracks me up!! Anyway- what movie???
insanely written by Julz at 4:06 PM
Sunday, November 09, 2008
I say "Almost" the quote of the week because Kregg is substituting the word "crap" for a few potty words (we're not the swearin' kind). Anyway- this movie is hilarious- what is it?
Also- some of you crazy people have commented that you want to hear me sing. I've had a cold this week, and it's really embarrassing watching myself, but maybe this week I'll sing for you.
Everybody have a great week!
insanely written by Julz at 7:43 PM
So a bunch of our friends from SLC came down to run a 1/2 marathon and 5K this weekend. I was supposed to run it with them- but idiotic me forgot to sign up until it was too late (I'm still kicking myself over it). We did make it up to see them run though (barely- we got a flat tire and had to use our friends car- thanks Michelle and Dave!!). Anyway- we had a great time and they did SO AWESOME!!!! It was so great to see you guys!
insanely written by Julz at 3:54 PM
insanely written by Julz at 3:49 PM
Friday, November 07, 2008
insanely written by Julz at 1:22 PM