Another Christmas come and gone! We had an excellent first Christmas in our new home and the kids got spoiled again. They got up around 6am but Larry and I did not get up until 7am. We made them wait for us. They are really good about not getting up real early on Christmas morning. We enjoyed taking turns opening our gifts. I must say that I am the one that got the most which never happens but Larry really spoiled me this year. He gave me 2 pairs of boots, which floored me because he hates adding to my collection of over 100 pairs of shoes, a coat, chanel no.5 perfume, a big mirror for my entry, and a couple of new shirts, another thing he hates to buy me! He said its because I love you! Oh how cute is he!! The kids each got a big present, big means cost! Natalia got the lg dare phone that she begged for, for 2 months, clothes from Hollister and Aero, and lotions and hair stuff. Seth got a 1776 piece star wars lego set, wii games, clothes, and a new coat. Ryan got a razor motor scooter, air soft gun, wii games, clothes, and new hat and gloves. We got Larry new tools and clothes. So it was a good Christmas for us. To top off the day Larry made prime rib which was sooo good and we had mashed potatoes, homemade rolls, jello, veggies, and salad. I am very thankful for Christmas not only for the gifts but for our Savior who died for all of us. I am also thankful for the spirit of Christmas that is felt everywhere and for the opportunity for us to give to people in need and for the time we get to spend with our families. I love Christmas!!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I finally got some pics of my decor. I got motivated last week to get out my decorations and decorate. I ended up having a good time with the kids decorating. I also got crazy and made the ornament wreath all by myself, so I had to put a picture of that on here. I know me make something, crazy!! It was so easy to do that I just had to do it. It looks perfect in my entry way corner, I was very happy with myself. Anyway I can't even remember where I got the instructions for it but it was on a blog that I happened to come across so when I went to go back to the blog I couldn't find it but luckily the instructions were so simple I could remember them. You just take a wire hanger and straighten it out the best you can, then just start adding non-breakable ornament balls until you get your desired look then bend it in a circle and twist the ends together. I added a bow because it was quite difficult to twist the ends perfectly so my bow is hiding the ugly twist. Anyway that is it!! I think it also said to glue some of the balls together so they don't move or show the wire. I haven't done it yet and will need to cuz you can see some of the wire. Anyway I don't normally make anything, I always buy it. I just don't have the patience to sit and make something but this year I have decided I need to be more frugal and spend less money (I spend way too much money)!!! I got all the balls and the ribbon at the dollar store. It cost about $9 total. I had the wire hanger all ready. Wow, I am amazed at myself for making this, go me!:)
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
So it was a very busy week last week. I had Thanksgiving dinner at my house and my brother and his family came down to eat with us. It was so good except I cooked the turkey a little too long but it was still good. We had a great time visiting and eating. Then on Friday we had to all head to Poky for a wedding. Larry's little brother Brent got married on Friday evening. It was pretty crazy and last minute kind of thing but turned out very nice. He was so excited to get married and they are both so in love with eachother, they looked so good and happy! So that is what counts, right!? We got to visit with some great friends and family. We did a little shopping at the mall but going to Pocatello's mall after going to the Boise mall is not that great. Boise mall is so much better and way bigger, Poky's mall seems really small now. Anyway, I am officially registered for school next semester. It will be the start of a very long 7 years of schooling. I am so excited yet very nervous at the same time. I keep telling myself that I can do it, I can do it, I can do it!!!! It will be good :) So I didn't get one picture of last week, big bummer, I had too much on my mind. I am just now getting Christmas decor up. For some reason I am having a hard time with Christmas this year. I don't want to do anything and I really don't know why. I love decorating for Christmas but this year I have no motivation or desire, really weird. I will post some pics of my tree for sure. The kids are soooo excited for Christmas. Natalia keeps saying all I want is a new phone, nothing else. Yeah I bet she would be really happy on Christmas morning with just one present! The boys both want wii games, legos, and LOTS of other crazy stuff. I haven't got one darn present yet, I am amazing, lol!
Posted by Bex at 8:58 AM
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Here are the boys on Halloween this year. Ryan was a punk which suits him totally! He is definitely my crazy one. He is very funny and is so much like his dad that I am completely frightened for him to grow up!! Seth is my sweet, loves his mom, very good boy! He is so much like me its crazy. He is absolutely obsessed with Star Wars so of course he was Obi Wan Kanobi. I don't know how to spell that!! Anyway I didn't get a lot of pics cuz Halloween was a crazy day. The pics of Natalia somehow did not work out so I am going to have to have her dress up again so I can get the pics on here. She is a mixture of both Larry and I. She is very cute and loves clothes and shoes like her mama but she is also stubborn and thinks she knows everything like her dad;) Her and I are becoming best friends which I love! She will tell me everything. I just hope that she continues to do that! Anyway I can't believe that I have actually posted 3 posts today, WOW!
These are some "First day of School" pics I took of the kids. They love their school's and Natalia is now ok with wearing a uniform. They have made tons of friends and we live in a great neighborhood! I will post some pics of my house soon. We LOVE our house. I am having so much fun decorating and doing fun things in each room!
Posted by Bex at 6:38 AM
We absolutely LOVE Bear Lake, we have to go at least once a year. This year we didn't know if we would make it or not but we finally did the week after labor day. It was a perfect time to go, not too many people to bump into! Our favorite place to eat after a day on the lake is the pizza place in Garden City. It is soooo good! We love to play on and in the lake. We were able to take Larry's parents jet ski's with us and we had a blast!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Its been a long time since I have been on here. I hate sitting at the computer and uploading pictures it drives me crazy! Anyway we are still here and moving along. We love living in Nampa and really enjoy our home. We have an excellent ward and great neighbors. Our kids love their school and are doing really well. Our summer went so fast and crazy but we did get to do a little bit of fun. We love Bear Lake and boating and jet skiing. We also went to Pallisaides for the first time this summer and had a great time with my family. Anyway here are a few pics.....
Thursday, June 25, 2009
So life continues to be crazy busy. I survived our move from La grande, OR to Nampa, ID without any casualties!! I am loving every minute of it. I just love having our own home once again and the fact that I am now not working and staying home with the kidos who I love so much! I am enjoying putting my house together and decorating it. I will for sure post some pics of my house very soon. I can't believe how fast the days go by even with me at home now, it really is so weird! I am now thinking of going to school this fall when the kids go back to school. I am going to try and get into Boise State. I am very excited about it and nervous as well. I don't know how well I will do since I have been out of school for too long. Anyway we are enjoying our summer here in Nampa. It gets very hot here which we love. The kids got to go and stay with grandparents for a week and they had tons of fun. We will be going to our new ward for the first time on Sunday and the kids are actually excited to go and meet new friends, which makes me happy. So life goes on and I actually am enjoying it for the first time in a very long time, I am loving being at home and taking care of my family and house, it is so fun and rewarding. So all of you who would love to come and visit us and see our new home please do!! You are all invited....
Posted by Bex at 6:21 PM
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
So here are a few pics of the last couple of weeks. Natalia has been performing a lot. Its wrapping up for the year so they have pictures and a recital coming up that is always a lot of fun! She loves to dance and is always dancing no matter what. She will be eating dinner and after a couple of bites she will do some dancing moves, its pretty crazy but I love that she loves it because she is really good at it. The boys got to go to the supercross race in Salt Lake a couple weeks ago and loved it. It was rainy and very cold but they had a blast!
Update on moving: We are slowly moving our stuff to our new house. It makes my life so much easier to do a little at a time. We are scheduled to be completely out of this place by June 6, which is rapidly coming up. We have been going to Nampa on the weekends to take stuff and do yard work, it has been a lot of fun! We are all very excited to be in our own home again but I think the kids are a little nervous to move to another school and have to meet new friends. Anyway that is the latest....
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Ok so I have not blogged in a long time, only because now I am addicted to facebook! Its alot more fun than blogging but because this should be my journal I need to blog a bit more! Anyway after many requests to see our new house,(hence the picture)I decided to break down and put it on here. I didn't want to at first just because I don't like to draw a lot of attention to myself but people kept bugging me. I am very excited I can't even tell you how much! It has been a long, tearful, and somewhat painful almost 4 years since we last owned a home. We got an amazing deal on this home that we just had to sacrifice again and move one LAST time. You can all mark my words, I PLAN ON DYING IN THIS HOME!!! YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE MY DEAD BODY BEFORE I MOVE AGAIN. So the reason I type in caps there is because Larry and I have been married almost 14 years and we have moved 14 times. That is an average of 1 time a year! How sad is that??? The longest we have lived in home is 21/2 years, so this is it! We will move in June when the kids get out of school and lucky for me they are excited to move to a new house and school! Anyway we are all excited and the nice thing will be I don't have to work, I will be able to take care of my house and kids finally! That is the main reason I am so excited! I have tons of pics of the house that I will eventually post but for now this is it!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Here is the great shot of Natalia at her last competition, courtesy of Michelle! I think their outfit was so pretty and went so well with the song. They dance a beautiful dance to Sittin by the Dock of the Bay and they look so pretty. The next competition is April 24 in Nampa, Id. It is so fun to watch these competitions and see all the different dances that are done, it really is entertaining. Natalia has grown up so much and is an excellent dancer. You all need to come and watch her dance!!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
This is what we have been up to, birthday's and dance! Seth had his birthday first, on Febuary 15. We let him invite 8 friends over for pizza and cake. That was kind of a mistake! It was crazy loud for 2 hours and a few of the boys were a little out of control but he was happy so that is all that counts. Then it was Ryan's on Febuary 26, for his we let him have a party at the bowling alley since last year he didn't get a party. Well he invited about 12 kids and 9 showed up. Now that was really hard because they were all very busy and hard to keep track of but they had a blast and 7 year olds are so cute and they say funny things. Then it was Natalia's birthday on March 3. I can't believe my little girl is 12!!! She is having a little party at the bowling alley tomorrow night. She is the busiest of all the kids. She has dance 3 days a week plus they perform at the college here every so often but that is over for now. We just went to dance competition in Pendleton where they won 1st place for their hip hop dance which I plan on taking a video of because that is one of the cutest dances ever and they are all so cute! I will put that on here when I get it videoed at the next competition. She is a great dancer! She is now in Young Women's! Can you believe that? I can't, I actually started to cry, I never thought that day would come and it did soooo fast. Anyway I have an excellent picture that was taken of her at the competition that I am putting on here next, it is so good. That's it for now....
Monday, February 23, 2009
Well guess what? I am back!! Not that any of you missed me very much but I decided to take a few minutes to post our new family pics. They are so good and I was so excited when I got them. They were taken by a great friend of mine who really knows how to take pictures, thanks a ton Michelle, I love them, you are a great friend! Anyway I have tons of pictures of all the stuff we have been doing so they are coming I promise. We have been extremely busy as usual and by the time I get a few minutes I really don't want to sit at my computer but I decided its been long enough so I promise to post lots of pictures this week. Anyway let me know what you guys think of the new pics, I would love to hear your comments!
Monday, January 5, 2009
Well I have been a bad blogger lately! I feel like I have to fight everyone to get on MY computer, so we decided to get another computer. We will now have 3 computers, Yeah!! So the last 3-4 weeks have been crazy as usual. We did get to go home for Christmas for a few days and we had a great time as usual. The kids had fun and loved their gifts. I do have a story about that. Because we live in this wonderful valley we don't have very much shopping and so the internet is wonderful BUT stuff takes a little longer to get to us. So we decided to get the boys electric guitars, new skateboards, and shoes from "Santa". We got all of them off ebay because of the weather we could not get out of town to go shopping. So we get the guitars no problem. Seth's skate board made it as well about 2 weeks before Christmas. Well we couldn't find Ryan's skateboard as fast but we finally did on ebay and it was coming out of Utah so we figured it wouldn't take too long to get to us. Well to make a long story short we ordered Ryans skate board it shipped out on Dec.14 we did not recieve it until Dec.28 when we got back from Idaho. We didn't get his shoes either. Seth's shoes came on Christmas eve so we got everything for him but not Ryan. So we had to tell him they were from us and Santa brought him the guitar and the legos. So anyway it was very interesting! I felt so bad but he actually did better than I thought. He did say one time why did Seth get more presents then me? So that was fun! We did get through it and the roads were terrible when we traveled but we made it and had a good time. Now we are into the new year and I have made a few goals this year! Hopefully I will achieve them. I will tell you all that one of my goals is to learn something new. I kinda think I might want to learn how to knit or croche(not sure how to spell either of those words!), so we will see. If any of you know how to do either of those things maybe you could teach me??