Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ha! It's the quote of the week!

What movie is it??

Happy Thanksgiving!

So we hung out at home this year, and my great aunt and uncle came out to have a nice dinner with us. Mary was havin' a great time.

This was a pilgrim hat- thanks for the idea Kena! My kids loved it... although they ate them before dinner instead of after. And sorry it's so out of focus- I'm feelin' pretty lazy today.

Here was our table... nothing spectacular... but it was a pretty big deal around here. Real plates!

My husband loves the rotisserie and so we did the ham in it this year. Mmmmm... So good.... We had a turkey, too, that turned out really well. Lots of leftovers! Oh- and I never thought anyone could ever mess up Stovetop Stuffing... well now I know. I remember thinkin' to myself, "Measure the water?? No big deal!" So we had Stuffing Soup. I wouldn't recommend it.
All and all we had a great relaxing day. We missed our families, but we're glad Thel and Jewel could come out and share it with us!
I hope everyone had a great day!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mary turned 3!!

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.

While Mary was opening the presents, Ben thought it would be a great time to finish everyone's cupcakes and lunches. He really had me crackin' up.

I know ladies... I'm gonna get yelled at for putting pics of them up, but y'all look great!!!

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.
Thanks everyone who came to celebrate with us!! We loved it!!
Also- since we are on the subject of Mary- I thought maybe this would be a good time for an update.
The biggest thing that we are working on right now is getting her into a preschool through the County. She's already been accepted (which you usually get accepted into everything if you have a genetic disorder I've come to discover), but it was a CRAZY road to get there. Mary and I had to spend 2 1/2 hours with a school psychologist, then another appointment with a school nurse, then another 2 appointments with a speach therapist. They ask you a lot of questions (probably around 25 pages worth) like, "Can your kid stand on her tippy toes and take 2 steps?" Or "How does she hold her fork?" and lots of other things that you don't really think about. And you walk away feeling like a pretty crappy parent. Then they ask her to say a lot of things and do a lot of things. And all of you who have had a 2-3 year old know that they will only do things that they want to do. Anyway- they told me that she has quite a few "delays" that they don't think has anything to do with her Syndrome. I will find out more about that next week when I get to have a meeting with about 10 other people telling me what my daughter needs and what she is lacking. But anyway... she should be starting school shortly after that. A bus will come and pick her up at my house and bring her home. It is 4 days a week, so that will be weird!! Me and Lucy will get a little R&R together I hope!!
Also- we have found out last week that our insurance will not cover any of Mary's pre-existing stuff for a year at least. That has really hit me kinda hard, but we are getting through it. We are going to apply for Medicaid and hopefully that will help out. We have to get her echo done soon, and get the cyst in her brain checked out. Plus she is supposed to be on growth hormones by now. So it's a little stressful around here- but we'll get through it! We always do!
Mary is such a sweet little spitfire who seems to bring a sweet spirit with her everywhere she goes. People (adults and kids alike) seem to flock to her all the time. People I don't even know are always calling her by name, and she has a few boys (other than her brothers) that are constantly protecting her and fighting over her. We are so blessed that she is a part of her family- and I wouldn't trade these experiences for anything!! I can't believe she's 3 already! We love you Mary!

It's soccer time!!

Ty's team- Kregg is coaching.

He loves soccer! He's pretty good at it, too. He's got speed.

This is Mary the 2nd half of the games... she's done after half time!

They love it! And they are so darn cute to watch!! Karson and Ty have already made a few goals (although Karson's are usually in the wrong goal). Love it!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Quote of the week...

Here it is! What movie is it??

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Karson's passion for Star Wars

Here's what he sings around the house all day... And Ty dances in the background.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Karson's Vogue...
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.

Quote of the week...

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???

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Almost Quote of the Week...

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!

The Races in St. George

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!

My Redneck Daughter

So I got her to finally wear pants, but do you think she would want a shirt on underneath? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! I thought her pig tails topped it all off. And do you see how happy she is?? Crazy kid.

Friday, November 07, 2008

My Sis-In-Law the PRO!!

So my sister in law Lacie has started her own store! She makes cute as heck headbands, magnets, baby mobiles for your car, frames, toy bags, receiving blankets, and lots more!! She even has cool t-shirts! Anyway- Christmas is coming soon and there are a lot of great ideas on her site. Check it out!!!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Gotta Love Halloween!!

Isn't he the most handsome scarecrow?? I totally fell for this costume!!

Halloween is also Nevada Day out here, so they never have school on the 31st. So the day before they got to wear orange and black to school. They were so excited to have orange hair!

Ty was a Spiderman- not his first choice, but he was still excited. He ended up not wearing that mask for very long- he couldn't breathe. Mary was furious that I made her wear tights and a shirt underneath her pretty princess dress. A morality issue already??? I thought I had a few more years at least!! Anyway- she really put up a fight. It was like a 45 minute fight. She really tried to get that shirt off!

Lucy was Tinkerbell- my friend Michelle bought her this when she was born. It's a 6 month costume, and she's 3 1/2 months. Last week when I tried it on her I told her that she couldn't gain ANY weight until after Halloween! We barely made it!! :) I have such a cute little chunk!!

Of course once Mary finally got out of the car and figured out that there was candy involved- she was totally over the shirt and tights thing. And of course all she had to do was turn on her charm and she was getting 3 or 4 pieces of candy at every house.

Here's the West Family dressed up as Disney characters.

Here's all the kids we went with on Halloween night. We had a great time!!

I've gotten tagged by a few people- so here yah go...

8 Shows I like to watch:

1. The Office
2. Monk
3. Psych
4. Biggest Loser
5. Amazing Race
6. Myth's and Legends on TV Land
7. Gilmore Girls (it's new to me and I'm obsessed!)
8. Parking Wars

8 Restaurants I like to eat at:

1. The Pizza Factory (the Never-On-Sundae is the BEST!!!!)
2. Texas Roadhouse
3. Los Lupes (since that's what we have out here)
4. Red Robin (their BBQ Chicken wrap ROCKS!!!)
5. The Spaghetti Factory (even though it's been forever since I've been there)
6. Iggy's
7. Olive Garden
8. Sconecutter's

8 Things that happened today:

1. Attempted to run
2. Cleaned the kitchen
3. Watched "A Christmas Story" (LOVE IT!!)
4. Hung out with my good friend Kena
5. Ate some Arby's
6. Took some Arby's to my hubby at work
7. Belted out some ABBA (yah- I know you all wish you were here for that...:))
8. Made banana bread

(Wow- that's a lot and it's only 2 pm! I think I need a nap.)

8 things I'm looking forward to:

1. Thanksgiving
2. Christmas
3. Being filthy rich
4. Going to SL
5. Mary starting preschool
6. Soccer next week
7. Having to wake my kids up because they sleep in
8. 5K run this weekend

8 Things on my wish list:

1. A carpet cleaner
2. A new camera
3. A Kitchen-aid
4. A maid
5. That our family lived closer
6. That I was filthy rich
7. That there were no such things as scorpions, cockroaches, and crickets
8. We had snow

8 People I'm tagging:

ALL OF YOU!! Really, is a maid on your wish list??

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Quote of the week...

This week's one is super easy- I'm surprised that we haven't done this movie yet. We figured we better do an easy since I guess that they have been pretty hard lately. In fact- noone has guessed our middle of the week quote yet. My sister did- but she didn't claim it on here, so it's still up for grabs. A few people couldn't understand what I was saying so here it is, "Fraublookah" (who knows if that's even close to right :)) with a horse in the background. Anyway- what movies are they? Good luck!