Sunday, September 30, 2007
2 favorite friends ~ 1 Ma Deb ~ a gazillion trampolines (at least it feels that way to a 5 year old)~ some crazy blow ups ~ a way cool mom doing some sweet flips (that's me) ~ Old McDonald's ~ one sad Xander, "No Birthday for me?" ~ coolest dad ~ Happy go lucky Barrett ~ Whiskey Tango snatching ice creams ~ presents ~ presents ~ presents = way cool party!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Happy Happy Birthday Grandpa Dear! Nothing beats an ice cream Birthday Party time with the man himself. If you asked the man in charge he would say that we can't leave out partying with one super daughter, grand kids and great grand kids!!! Grandpa KC may be old in age, but he is big big in spirit. Everyone enjoyed watching Grandpa KC constantly raze the little ones with the smirk of all smirks on his face. He was delighted. We were delighted! We ate ice cream, so the grand kids were delighted. I can't emphasize to those that live out of the state of Utah how great he looks, how much he is with it, it feels like he is back to being himself. Loved seeing him and Grandma Lettie! Happy 86 Grandpa KC!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Maybe we should change the title to The Viking WOman Triathlon! Who is signing up with me?? Registration opens up on November 1, 2007 ~ Tim has warned me that good events fill quickly....any takers?? Tim and I are going to do it! It'd be great to have some friends to follow. :) http://www.vikingman.org/
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I don't know if I should admit this. . .but. . .it's true. . . I have allowed my two three year olds to get the best of me. I don't know if it is a 'twin' thing, a 'terrible three' thing, or just a mom that is feeling a little overwhelmed, but I'm pretty sure they got my number. Little do they know that I'm bigger (glad I got that one going for me), hopefully just a little bit smarter, and I want to say more clever, but the survey is still out. When Alexander and Barrett put their heads together they are pretty dang clever. What one doesn't think of I'm confident that the other one does. Why do I think this?? Because they think of everything. There is a little. . .OK really BIG part of me that feels that it is important to raise well behaved children. I'm pretty sure that whining is not included in my perfect formula of a well behaved child. We started this new game at my house. I'm so good at coming up with games especially when they benefit me. (Thanks Dad!) The second there is a whine. . .I mean the second there is the thought of a whine I don't say a word. . . I pick up my darling little toddlers and put them in time out. I have to admit that I know it sounds kind of cruel, but you do what you gotta do for sanity's sake. I am happy to say that even though there is still a considerable amount of whining, that I will not need to be checked into an insane asylum. We have cut our whining by 50%. YEAH! I don't really know why I decided to write a post about whining. . . I took these darling random pictures of the boys today and thought I would post about how cute they are.. . .really. . .the only thing I could think about is how much we are improving. Yes improving. . .they are cute but whiny! :) Two thumbs up for cutting whining in half. Now if we can get Dad on board whining will be gone for good! :)
Monday, September 17, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
2. Prison Break
3. Brothers and Sisters
4. Grey's Anatomy
4 favorite places I've been
2. Banks Lake
3. San Francisco, CA
4. Seaside, OR
4 places i have lived
4 favorite foods
1. Brownie Obsession (even a girl on a lifestyle. . .loves her treaty treats :))
2. Vanilla and Almond Haagen Dazs Ice Cream Bar (even more treats)
3. Protein Shakes (I know it's crazy ~ but I love them)
4. Anything with Black Beans, sweet potatoe chips, fish, shrimp, salads, pumpkin pancakes, peanut butter. . . yeah. . .it's safe to say that I just love food! :)
4 websites I check daily
4. I'm a computer junkie, but I don't have a fourth website!
4 favorite places to eat out at. . .
1. California Pizza Kitchen
2. Cafe Rio
3. TGI Fridays (Just for the brownie obsession ~ I'm addicted!)
4 favorite things to do
1. exercise (are you surprised?)
2. Spend time with my family
3. Read a good read (book, magazine, letter, blog, anything. . .)
4. Blogging (yes it's true ~ I'm addicted!)
4 things I want at this moment
1. a spotless clean house
2. a completely potty trained almost 2 year old
3. My sniffles to go away
4. Someone to comment on my blog :)
4 things I can not live without
1. Magic Bullet
2. asics athletic socks and a good pair of running shoes
3. 3 happy little baby boys and one little lady (i must include their father)
4. access to the gym. I've got to get one good sweat in a day
Sunday, September 9, 2007
1. Family Time all the Time! :)
Yes, it's true! I just can't get enough of family time. My husband is convinced that I have a genetic defect passed on from the past generations. . . something about being obsessed with sissy, got to call my mom, what is brother up to, how is dad's house? If I could hand place everyone. ..I would create a little island with all the people that I love and care about. Yep, you're included. :) For now I'll take shopping trips to the mall, dinner to red robin, hair parties, making jam for sister, and just hanging out watching the kids run. For some reason I can't get enough of that.
2. Cousins! Cousins! Cousins!
My heart feels so much joy when I see the little kiddo cousins running around giggling, holding hands, wrestling, dancing. . . really. . .just being silly loving each other. Let's go back to the days. .. yes to the days when I was growing up . . my nearest and dearest pals were and still are my cousins. It's almost like there is an invisible unbreakable bond that is there just because you're cousins. :)
Hair party? Yes, it's a hair party! I'm sure you are thinking what on earth is a hair party. A bunch of grown giggling women talking all about the things that you don't talk about. And we can't leave out becoming even more polished and beautiful than we already are. The hair party = loud laughter and good old fashion fun. This hair party started early, but typically they start far too late and go well into the evening or early am. Good thing we have two professionals in the family that graciously volunteer their amazing skills and talent to the cause. Love those hair parties.
4. Girls night out
It wouldn't be a girls night if Court didn't eat off every ones plate and summon all the attention to her. :) I really don't blame her. . . after all it is hard to get a word in edge wise with those Chatty Cathy's. We love you Courty Coo! And love loud dance party car rides. . .love making a spectacle of ourselves at the restaurant. Who knew four grown ladies out on the town without husbands or children could have all the eyes of everyone in the restaurant on them for the entire night. Yep, we were either that loud or we are that beautiful. :) Thanks for the treaty treat and Rachy's new special drink. I'm kind of addicted to hot water with lemons and splenda. Yummmy!
5. Any excuse to celebrate!
When was brother's birthday? Are we celebrating last years birthday? Oh! It doesn't really matter. . .it's just a good excuse to get together and *P*A*R*T*Y*!* Everyone loves a party. . .especially ME! It doesn't matter if it's a birthday, a holiday, a promotion, heck. .. .I got a haircut. . .let's party! Happy Birthday Brother.
Thanks for a great trip everyone! Can't wait to get back to Utah to love my Charming hubby, those bouncing off the wall boys and that smiley Whisky Tango Little Lady. Love my two worlds!