Tuesday, December 30, 2008


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 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Yep, there were cows, too!!

Merry Christmas everyone!! We are so grateful for your friendships, and we care so much for all of you!! We hope you have a WONDERFUL Christmas season! We love you!

Gingerbread House Party

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!

Mary wouldn't let me even THINK about touching her plate in any way. She never got more than a drop of frosting. She was just happy to have the graham crackers and the candy.

Thanks everyone who came and for helping me out!!! We sure love you guys!!

Mary's first day of preschool

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!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Quote of the Week...

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??

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!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ever made a cake???

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!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Quote of the week...

Hey everyone!! Here it is... I know my husband is crazy... but anyway, what movie is it??

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Here's the Quote of the Week...

What movie is it??

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Last night I was a bell ringer!

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!!