Friday, December 12, 2008

As promised....

Here are a few of the pics I took at my brothers wedding in October. I am no photographer but I sure had fun pretending! As I sat for hours on end retouching and fixing I wished I would have done some different stuff but oh well. I think that they turned out pretty good. If you read this Stevie- I am working on an album for you and Kriste! Anyway let me know what you all think, I would love to hear your comments!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Where am I?

Well I honestly don't know. What I do know is that I have almost zero time to sit at my computer anymore. Between dance, scouts, work, and homework i have no time left for me! At the moment I am on my lunch break eating a salad and chicken nuggets from wendy's taking bites in between typing! Sad huh? I have so many pictures I need to post and share so hopefully I will get those on here soon. The saddest part of all this is usually I am done Christmas shopping in November and I am still not done yet and Christmas is 13 days away! Help!!! Anyway we have been doing great besides being busy. The kids are doing great in school. I help with Ryan's class every wednesday morning with reading groups for an hour. I really enjoy that. Natalia has a 3.76 gpa and hopefully next semester it will be a 4.0. She is a great student. Seth is doing very well he is very smart and loves to read. Ryan struggled for a while to read but is now doing better. Larry's business is doing very good he recently aquired a new product that he sells to the Safeway stores. He does the Nature's nuts and they have trail mixes and dried fruits as well. I am still working at Carpet One. The people I work for and with are very good people. I am lucky! It definately has been busy for me, probably the busiest I have ever been in my life. As I look back on the past 10 years I can see the many blessings that I have enjoyed and even took for granted. It really is amazing at how fast the time speeds by, I know I have said that a lot but I honestly can't believe it. Anyway off to work...I will post some pics I promise!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Busy Busy....

Its seems as though time has sped by and I am now playing catch up. We had a good Halloween. We all dressed up scary this year and had a great time. I love to dress up with the kids it is so fun. We love Halloween! Larry and I got to go to a costume party this year and had a great time. I didn't get any pictures sad I know but oh well. Larry was an angel and I was a devil-very fitting right!? Then this past weekend my parents came to stay and I was so excited. We spent most of the time just visiting which I love to do with my mom. Then I talked her into taking our pictures for me (I still want you to take ours next month Rachel!) so that I could take theirs as well. Only 1 picture of us turned out but that is ok. Ryan did not want to have his picture taken so he was being difficult but I am happy with them they are cute. The kids and I didn't want them to leave it was so nice to have them here. Anyway we have been really busy still and time moves too fast. I am still working on some wedding photos but will post them soon hopefully!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Utah trip....

Last weekend we got to go home and then we went to Salt Lake to my brother's wedding. We left friday at around 1:30 and made it to Poky around 8 their time. Then we woke up Saturday and got ready and stopped by Larry's grandma's and saw her for about 30 minutes then left for Salt Lake around 11. We stopped in Layton and ate lunch with my other Brother and his family then checked in to our hotel and went to the wedding in West Valley. Another lady and I got to take the pictures and I am so excited because some of them turned out so cute! I will post some when I get them fixed and ready to go! We had so much fun even though it was so short yet again. We did make a quick stop at the Gateway mall in Salt Lake wich is my all time favorite place to shop!! It is so fun and pretty. The kids got to climb the rock wall in Dick's Sporting Goods and Natalia made it to the top! Ryan did not want to do it. Anyway we had a great time but 3 states in 1 day is a lot of driving! I will post some of the wedding pictures hopefully later this week. What a busy time in my life but it is all good!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Another Accident...

Its Seth this time! The boys had gone with Larry to his warehouse with him because Larry had some work to do so the boys took their skateboards with them to ride around while Larry worked. Seth was going off a little jump they had made and landed on his face instead of the skateboard. So you can see in the pictures what damage was done. Poor guy! I for some reason have the 3 accident prone boys in my family, but at least he didn't need to go to the hospital or have stitches so that is good. Just swelling and scrapes. He seemed to be pretty good this morning so I took him to school but now am feeling bad that maybe I shouldn't have but I did tell him to call me if he needed to come home and I have not heard from him so I am sure he is fine!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sports and Dance

So the boys are in flag football and Natalia is back in dance! She moved up to Jr Hip Hop as well as Intermediate Modern dance. We have been very busy with school, work, sports, and dance. Plus I am now the new Wolf leader in the Scout program. I know me of all people a scout leader!! I have not the first clue to the scout program nor am I scout material but I am willing to learn and hopefully it will be fun I will let you know in a few months how I am doing!! Anyway I cannot believe how time is speeding by and I feel like nothing has been accomplished. I never thought that I would be one of those people who run constantly because of all the activities, work, and church callings that so much occupy our time but SHEESH, I am now one of those people! I think that we have something everyday of the week besides Friday night and Sunday! I guess it is good to stay busy for me anyway...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back to School

Here are the back to school pics I took. Nothing amazing or anything just a little reminder for me of what they looked like for the beginning of the school year. Of course Ryan has a face full of scrapes because that kid is always getting hurt so its really not unusual for him to have scabs all over! Natalia started today and she was so excited about it. She tried on several different outfits on last night so that she would be wearing the perfect outfit for the first day of school. Her and her friends would call eachother and say what are you going to wear?? Very crazy! The boys are very excited as well. They can't wait to see their friends again and Seth can't wait to do math! I can't believe it came up so fast. It will be nice to have them all in school again but kind of sad that they are growing up so quickly. Anyway that is the word on back to school for us!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

We went camping for Labor day weekend and had a blast. We left Friday afternoon and came back late Sunday night. Larry's district manager for Mission foods and his family came with us. We went to a campground about 17 miles from us right next to the Grande Ronde River. It was very close to home so we did make a quick trip back to grab some things and to take a shower which made it really nice. We got to fish, take a hike, talk for hours around the campfire, and we also took a drive up to Wallowa Lake which is about an hour and a half away from us. We had never been there yet so it was so nice to go and see it. The deer run around like people up there it is so funny to see. We had a great time and the kids really loved it. They didn't want to come home. Now its time for back to school. Natalia starts tomorrow and goes all week, Seth starts Wednesday and goes the rest of the week, Ryan goes Wednesday but for only half day and does not go back until Monday! How ridiculous is that?? Anyway I took some back to school pics of the kids that I will post tomorrow!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We got to go home again for a very short trip but we had a lot of fun. We went mini golfing on Saturday with Larry's brother and sister and their kids. We had so much fun even though it was 100 degrees outside! I cheated as much as I could but still didn't win even though I think I did but Larry somehow came out the winner convenient since he was the score keeper!! Anyway the boys, Larry, Larry's bros, and his dad went riding in the heat on his Dad's farm. They had a lot of fun. It was nice to go home even though we only got to spend a day and half there. I wish I could have stayed longer! I didn't get to see my parents they are camp hosts in Palasades and they are loving it but hopefully I can go home before the weather gets too bad!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I am still alive!!

Yes I am still here! I have been a bad blogger I know. Our lives are just so boring lately that there is nothing new! I haven't been taking any pictures so I figured I didn't need to blog but I do miss it! We have just been working our little tails off and the kids have been very bored and they can't wait to go back to school just for something to do! We did go to the tri-cities and did some school shopping mainly for Natalia. She is at the age where she has to have the name brand clothes and she has to have a lot of them! So yeah we spent too much money on her but the boys are easy all they need is some cool shoes, tees, and jeans and they are happy! It is fun to shop now with Natalia because I love clothes and she does too now so we had some good times! She can't wait to go to middle school. I asked her the other day why she wanted to go to school so bad and she says I don't want to go to learn I just want to see my friends every day! I was like too bad you better listen and learn too! Anyway we are going home for the weekend today and we are excited! So I will try to take some pictures and be better at blogging have a great weekend everyone!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Food for thought...

I just had to write a few things that are on my mind today. This past weekend we cleaned out our storage unit (YUCK!) and found our MIA video camera! So we spent Sunday afternoon and Monday night viewing our new found treasures! I cannot tell you how much fun that was and our kids laughed so hard at all the funny stuff they did when they were babies! I found myself so emotional watching my kids as babies. Those who know me well know that I love nothing more than babies! I wanted so bad to be able to jump through the tv and through time just to hold and kiss my babies again. I haven't been able to get it out of my mind at honestly how scary fast time goes by! It seems like yesterday I was a kid myself. When I was 17 I got my patriarchal blessing and before I went to get it I remember thinking I hope it will tell me that I will be a Mother because I want nothing more in life than to have kids. Needless to say the blessing told me I would become a mother to sons and daughters alike. Well I don't have daughters but I have sons and a daughter who knows maybe one will slip in before I get too old! Anyway all I can do is think about my kids and those videos. If there is one thing that I could go back and change in my life it would be to refuse to work and spend every waking moment I had holding, kissing, loving, and playing with my babies! So you stay at home moms feel lucky that you have the opportunity to stay at home with your children even though I am sure at times you wish you could be somewhere else! I have no idea why I can't seem to get those videos out of my head but I really can't believe that my kids are 11, 8 , and 6 all ready and that I didn't get to spend all day everyday with them as they are growing! Now they talk back, fight, and they are too busy for mom to hold them and kiss them, but I love them more than anything and I am so blessed to be a Mother! Yes I am rambling and at this moment tears are falling down my face but I just had to write what I was feeling!

Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July weekend...

This past weekend we went home to get our kids and got to do what we love the most...boating, jet skiing, water-skiing, wake boarding, and playing in the sand! We went to the American Falls Reservoir first and then went to Bear Lake on Saturday. We absolutely love Bear Lake! Larry and I could easily live there if we could. When we lived in Idaho we would try to go every weekend in the summer we just love being there. Our kids love it as well! It was once again a very quick trip but a lot of fun. Good times!!

This is a picture of Seth and Ryan getting buried in the sand at Bear Lake. I couldn't resist taking a picture of the beautiful lake and the sail boat! It is so pretty we love it in Bear lake!

This is a picture of Larry water-skiing at American Falls Reservoir and trying to teach Seth how to water-ski! He didn't quite get it though...he just needs more practice!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

How Time Flies......

Well we are into July and I have been a bad blogger!! We have had a busy month in June. First I had a birthday shout hooray!!! Yes I am now 32....I know I am old right?! Then there was father's day. After that our kids went home to Grandma's. Then Larry had a birthday...Yep the big 35!! So the kids are still at Larry's parents house we will go this weekend to pick them up. They are having a great time. They got to go camping with my parents to Logan Canyon. They went to Jensen's grove which is a little lake in Blackfoot. They got to go and see Walle at the theater and spend tons of time with their cousins! I am now getting homesick for them!! Larry and I have had a good time with just the two of us. Its kind of nice to be able to spend more time together alone! But it will come to an end soon but that is ok I love my kids more than anything!! So I will have to post some more pictures later but I just wanted you all to know that I am still here!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I can't believe my eyes!!!

I walked out of the gym this morningp at 6:30 to this SNOW!!!!! I couldn't believe it so I came home and took a couple of pictures to post on my blog. I don't ever think that I have seen snow in June, lots of rain, but no snow. Maybe I have but I don't thinks so. I want it to be sunny and warm so bad that I am mad right now. I am sick of cold weather!! I can't believe the crazy weather around the United States right now. Floods, droughts, snow, and extreme temps!!! This is crazy. I better work on getting my food storage!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Natalia the actress...

Tuesday night Natalia's 5th grade class had a melodrama at school. She played a main character--a little old lady who needed an operation and her son had to raise some money so she could get the operation. It was a cute play and she did very well. She was very excited about it. The pictures are not very good because I need an external flash plus we were way in the back so their eyes are glowing and they all look like robots! We enjoyed it. Well it has been a busy last few weeks so I have been a bad blogger. Between dance recitals, scout stuff, end of the school year activities, and working full time I have been very busy! I am very excited about the summer break because I won't have to wake up at 5 am!!! I wish the weather would be nice because it is so cold and rainy!!! Where is summer???

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Home for the weekend...

This past weekend we went home to our niece's baptism! We left friday afternoon and came back sunday night so it was a very quick trip. It was so nice to see our family even if it was only for a little while. It seems like every time we go home everyone wants us to be here or there and it ends up that we don't get a whole lot of time with anyone but it is still nice to go home. Lindsay was very cute and excited that she got baptised. I got a few good pictures of her and my brother Brian. Congrats Lindsay we love you!