Saturday, June 28, 2008

Not sure what to post.

I have so many thought going through my head. Putting them all onto a page and having that page make sense is really hard for me right now. It is late, and I am tired, but I felt that I needed to sit and post something.

Of all the things that are racing in my mind right now one thought stands out more than others.

It is this....

" I never said it would be easy, I only said that it was worth it."

Boy do I ever hope so!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Little Princess' Gymnastics Show

Little Princess has been taking gymnastics from a friend of mine for the last little while. She has set up a really cool gym in her basement and teaches to all the kids in our neighborhood. She has done a really good job and the Princess loves it. Last time she had a show I didn't take my camera because I knew it was going to be pretty dark. I have been kicking myself ever since. So tonight, I took it. Sorry for the dark pictures, but I have to share.

Just a little side note. See that necklace that she has on? Her daddy made that for her last night.

"THE" hat

This little man got a fireman's hat at the neighborhood's preparedness fair the other day. He hasn't taken it off since. It has been making me laugh for days now! He is such a silly kid!

Not only his goofy hat, and his cheesy smile, but those teeth are killing me!
That and the fact that he has been walking all over the place with the hat covering his eyes. He runs into the walls and thinks that it is just so funny!
And his dimple!

He is just so entertaining!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Snow Cone Shack Attack

What a success! You wouldn't believe how many people came to Little Dude's Snow Shack! We did spend all morning getting ready for it by passing out fliers and stuff, but never did I think that there would be so many people!

When we counted up the money to see how much he made I couldn't believe it! I just kept thinking "what kind of kid makes $56.25 with selling snow cones for an hour and a half!" Seriously! That is no joke! I can't get over the shock of it myself!

We ran out of flavors on the very last customer. We had to borrow 4 cups or so from the neighbor, and we were almost out of ice, but that was it!

I am tired, sticky, and sun burnt. But mostly I am one proud mother!

My Little Entrepreneur

If anyone if dying for a snow cone today you should stop by!

I love that he is doing all that he knows how at this crazy times in our lives. You wouldn't believe the preparation that he is putting into all this. Signs, fliers, and even a phone call to his grandpa that is on vacation to ask if we could use his ice, cups and a table.
I just can't express right now how much I love this kid!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Counting My Blessings

Naming them one by one.

Here they are. The many things in my life that overshadow the crappy few things.

- I was sitting on my couch crying in the dark. My little princess came and sat on my lap. She had no idea why I was crying. She put her head on my shoulder and just cried with me. This was one moment that I will NEVER forget. That girl is so in touch to others feelings that she can sit and cry with me. I love her, and that was just so sweet to me.

- We stopped crying and I told her one thing that I really like to do it watch out the front window for planes lining up to land at the airport. So we did that for awhile. This was something totally new to her and she was so excited to share that moment with me.

- My awesome sister in law spent hours talking to me and sharing things with me that she was very inspired to share. When times get hard the Lord sends people to help. She helped, and I love her so much for being that messenger.

- A dear friend of mine brought us dinner the other night because she knew we were a mess.

- Another dear friend brought us nice warm chocolate chip cookies first thing the next morning. I cried when I saw her because it meant SO much to me! I ate almost the entire plate by myself in less than 10 minutes.

- That same awesome friend took the kids to the school fair while I worked. The kids came home super sticky and happy! Just was summer is all about.

- I came upstairs from working and my Little Princess had picked flowers out of the neighbor's yard and put them in a bouquet in a plastic cup. She snuck downstairs and put them on my desk for me to see when I went back to work. I have been loving them all weekend.

-While working on Friday my hubby brought me a message that said we were going camping as soon as I got off work. And we did. We went to Topaz Mountain with some friends and had such a great time. We spent all day Saturday looking for treasure/topaz. We had so much fun. It was what we needed.

- Father's Day was a lazy day. I had to work and wasn't able to go to church, but I was able to decorate the garage door for my hubby to see when he got home from church.

- I got a phone call from someone super special to me and we got to visit for awhile. It was really cool to catch up with her and to hear that she might be here in a few months.

- Little Dude has had the neighbors laughing today by taking all the left over bottled water and putting it in the cooler and taking it around the neighborhood in the back of his wagon. He was selling it to everyone he saw. I missed it because I was working, but everyone keeps telling me about it and how funny it was. He came home with $1.50!

- We had some friends over to roast hot dogs, marsh mellows, and star bursts tonight. Something that we have been doing several times a week. It is the kids favorite thing to do.

- My Little Man has been learning how to say please and thank you, and has been saying thank you for almost everything. It is just so cute.

- I expressed my grumpy thoughts the other day and got such heart felt comments and emails. It means the world to me that you all are there for me. I cried just reading all of them. I don't know how to thank you all enough! It really is helping to get over my pitty party and the prayers have been felt! Thank you!

- Also we are all healthy and well. Getting through our trials and trying to find the solution and the lesson that we need to learn. All in all, we are a happy family.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My heart-

It hurts.

If I were to write a list of days in my life that were pretty crappy this would be the #2 worst day of my life. Maybe #3, but for now lets just say #2 because I am feeling pretty sorry for myself right now.

While I understand and fully believe that trials are sent one's way to help better that person. There is always a lesson to learn. I get it, I promise. But can't everyone agree with me that when something REALLY crappy happens to you your first thought is why me? Well I don't have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I have thought that today.

As far back as I can remember I haven't had the best of luck. Since I have been married that lack of luck just doubled since my hubby has just about as crappy luck as me. Together we totally avoid black cats crossing our path, never bet in Vegas, stay clear of the number 13, never walk under ladders, and always carry a 4 leaf clover in our back pockets. It only helps for short periods of times though.

I am rambling. Partially because I want to vent but I don't have the nerve to say (or type) what has happened at our house today. It sucks really, really bad, and just thinking about it makes me a sobbing buggery mess all over again.

I do need to clarify though. I fully believe with ALL my heart that what ever kind of bad luck we may have, this is something that I signed up for when I agreed to come to this earth. I did that because I had faith that my Heavenly Father has a better plan for me and my family. Every time something this crappy happens to our family, something better always comes along. I may be hurting now, and I may not understand now why this is happening, and I may feel totally picked on, but that doesn't mean that I don't trust my Heavenly Father.

One more thing, to my hubby. I love you more than life itself! I would walk through all the crappy parts in our life together 10 times as long as we get to hold hands through it all. You really are the world to me, and please don't think this is your fault. I think you are the best, and life will only be better because of all this.

Ok, now that I am that slobbering mess, I must end. Maybe sometime I will share whats going on, but for now, please keep us in your prayers. They are really needed!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My Cute Nieces

I am so excited to have my cute nieces over here to play today. They are such cute girls! And are getting so big! When they showed up this morning looking super cute as usual I grabbed my camera so I could capture all their cuteness! Well some of it anyway.

I love being an aunt!

Mischief of One Kind and Another

This kid had quite the day yesterday exploring the world around him (aka getting into mischief). I had put him into my bathtub to contain him while I took a shower (I can't be the only person to do this so don't laugh, he can't get out!) While there he stood up and grabbed a bottle of bubble bath from the counter. It had never been opened but somehow he figured out how to open it. He dumped it all down the front of him. The entire bottle!

Then a few hours later I found him like this.

He had found his sister's chocolate treat and helped himself. He put the entire thing in is mouth wrapper and all. He wasn't too happy with me when I took it away. This picture doesn't do it justice though. I didn't take a picture of the floor and the toaster that he was playing with (yes, he got into the cupboard and was playing with the toaster too). Crazy kid was a mess yesterday!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Sunday Adventures - Great Salt Lake

This summer I have decided that we need to take the family on more adventures. Meaning hikes, exploring neat places around us, or anything really that will help to get out of the house. We started off this last Sunday by taking the kids to the Great Salt Lake. Our friends Matt, NaTasha, and their kids and Brandon and Cherie and their kids went with us. It was really fun! Windy, but fun! Here are some of the many pictures that we took. (I say we because there are two pictures that I didn't take)

We had so much fun! I have some ideas for where we are going to go for the next couple of Sundays so stay tuned for more adventures.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Cougar? Really?

I was loading my kids in my car this morning and while I was putting the car seats in, some random car almost backed into my driveway and just sat there. I was letting my kids play in the driveway until I was done. The people just sat in the car and just stared at me until the kids were in the car. I was a little creeped out by it.

I got in the car drove to the end of the circle and there were TONS of cop cars at my friend NaTasha's house. When I pulled out of the neighborhood I realized there were cop cars at every entrance of the neighborhood too. I started to really worry about it. When I finally got ahold of NaTasha she told me there was a cougar in her back yard! That explains why those people thought I was crazy for letting my kids play outside. I had NO IDEA!

When I was able to go back home I noticed all these helicopters hovering over my neighborhood and cop cars and news cars all over. When I drove by her house again she was outside. I HAD to stop to find out what had happened. Apparently they shot it with a tranquilizing gun in her back yard and it jumped the fence to the yard behind her. They were able to catch it and it will be taken back to the mountains.

While standing there talking to her the news guys showed up. Here she is being interviewed in her work out clothes. (Don't worry Tash, you still look great!)

Photos courtesy of my other friend Becky. Thanks for sharing!

What an interesting morning! I am still a little worried to let the kids go out and play though. Just incase this cougar had a friend not too far behind.

Sunday, June 01, 2008


Little Dude got up for the first time in sacrament meeting today to share his testimony. He walked all the way from the back and patiently waited for his turn on the stand. When it came his time he went up pulled down the mic and said:

"I know the gospel is true. I love my family. I love myself. In the name of Jesus Christ. amen."

He walked all the way back with this smile that he does when he is proud and wants to smile really big, but he trys to hold it back. I was proud. What a good kid!