Thursday, November 18, 2010

How NOT to survive while your husband is away on a business trip

Why does all the crazy stuff only seem to happen when my husband goes out of town?  Fall is kind of his crazy time of year.  Business slows down, so that's when the company schedules all of its business meetings and trips.  C left for Florida on Tuesday morning.  I've gotten used to it.  I've lived with his traveling alot for many years now.  But a girl can only take so much chaos on her own.

Tuesday started out as a normal everyday Tuesday.  Sort of.  My plan was to wake up early for a run, so I could be back before C left for the airport.  Only, B has taken to coming into my room at 2 am every night crying about nightmares, so I didn't get much sleep, and therefore didn't wake up at 5 to run.  Instead, I slept in, kids missed the bus, and I raced to the gym for a quick Pilates class that I knew I wouldn't be able to finish because B had play group at 10:00.  Then, I went visiting teaching which usually takes about 2 hours longer than scheduled.  I can't figure how to make it shorter.  Seriously.
After a doctor's appointment, and rushing home for piano lessons, my day was already a little hectic.  Tuesday is my long day for piano, too.  I have 7 students in a row with now breaks.  AND the girl's singing group practices, which are normally on Wednesdays, were changed to Tuesday for a recording session.  So somehow between all of my piano lessons, I had to drive K and B, separately, to and from singing.  So, when I got back from dropping B off, I had one more student left, and then I was home free.  BUT,
I got home, and there were 2 "sister missionaries" on my door step.  I'd forgotten that I'd signed up to participate in our ward's YM/YW activities in which the kids dress up, and act like missionaries.  I was supposed to feed them dinner, and they would teach us a discussion to our family.  I let them in, and my last student at the same time.  I didn't know what to do.  So, I had them sit in my living room, and listen to me teach  my last piano lesson, then I loaded my T & K, and the two YW into my car, brought them with me to pick up B, and then drove them to the Wendy's drive thru for dinner. 

I really don't think it gets any more white trash than that!

I survived Tuesday, thinking surely, it couldn't get any worse!

But, then, I woke up on Wednesday.  Boy, did I speak to soon!

Luckily the kids actually caught the bus, because when I got out to drive to the gym, the car wouldn't start.  I tried for 10 minutes, finally got it started, and instead driving to the mechanic, I went to the gym instead.  Hey, I had steam to blow off, I needed it.  After my class, I called the Chevy dealership, and they told me to bring it in.
Thankfully, they gave me a rental car to drive home, so B wasn't late for school, and I would have a way home.  It's a sweet ride.  Probably the ugliest color of florescent blue I've ever seen, and it could probably fit in the back of my Tahoe.  I'm not used to driving little cars, but at least I have something to drive, so no complaining.

I got a call from the mechanic late in the afternoon telling me the final diagnosis was a bad fuel pump, and it's going to cost $1000 to fix it.  I called around to different mechanics, and there were a few that were slightly cheaper, but the dealership offered a lifetime warranty, so I went with it.

So, sorry kids, this year, instead of presents for Christmas, we get a new fuel pump for the car!

Happy Holidays! 

Guess we'll wait to see what today brings.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

100 Truths

I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, blogwise.  I really am.  So, I'm cheating and copying someone else's idea, because the creative side of my brain has completely shriveled up lately. 

Here you go, thanks to Amber and Sarah.

1. Last beverage: Water.
2. Last phone call: My neighbor, calling to tell me her daughter can't babysit because she broke her leg. 
3. Last text message: Dixie
4. Last song you heard: T trying to play Deck the Halls by ear on the piano, because he refuses to let me teach him the notes.
5. Last time you cried: don't know.  a Couple months ago, I guess.

6. Got back with someone you've broken up with: Yes.
7. Been cheated on: Yes, I was so naive
8. Kissed someone & regretted it: Yes
9. Lost someone special: Yes.
10. Been depressed: Yes.
11. Been drunk and threw up: Never

12. Red
13. Turquoise
14. Hot Pink


15. Made a new friend: Yes
16. Fallen out of love: No
17. Laughed until you cried: Yes
18. Met someone who changed you: Sure
19. Found out who your true friends were: I guess
20. Found out someone was talking about you: Yes
21. Kissed anyone on your Facebook friends list: Nope, since neither by hubby or my kids are on FB
22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: A lot
23. How many kids do you want? I've been asking myself that question a lot lately.
24. Do you have any pets: Just the three monkeys, and some spiders.
25. Do you want to change your name: I used to, but I don't know what I'd change it to.
26. What did you do for your last birthday:  I can't remember!  I must be getting old.
27. What time did you wake up? 7:30
28. What were you doing at midnight last night? Watching TV, listening to C snore.
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: The holiday season to be overwith, Going to the Redskins/Cowboys game in December (Go Redskins)
30. Last time you saw your mother: Last night.
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: more babies
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: Yes, I have an uncle Tom
34. Who is getting on your nerves now? No one, I'm home alone.  Silence is bliss!
35. Most visited websites: Facebook, google
36. What's your real name: Sherrie
37. Nicknames: Mom, Sharon, Sher
38. Relationship Status: Happily Married.
39. Zodiac sign: Pisces
40. Male or female: Female, last time I checked.
41. Primary School: Sarah Jane Adams
42. Middle School: North Layton
43. High school: Northridge
44. Hair color: Brown, dyed darker brown
45. Long or short: long, thinking of chopping it and donating to Locks of Love.  Trying to get up the nerve to do it.
46. Height: 5' 7"
47. Do you have a crush on someone?Totally.
48: What do you like about yourself? I'm genuine.  Real.  What you see is what you get.
49. Piercings: ears, 4 in my left and 3 in my right, but all but 2 in each have grown in.
50. Tattoos: I've also been curious, but probably will never go through with it.
51. Righty or lefty: Righty.


52. First surgery: Wisdom teeth, I was 24
53. First piercing: Ears, I was 11
54. First best friend: My mom, my sisters, and my neighbor across the street, Nicole
55. First sport you joined: T-ball.  2nd grade, unless gymnastics counts, then I was 6 or 7
56. First vacation: Colorado, to visit cousins
58. First pet: Midnight, a black lab


59. Eating: Northing, but thanks for reminding me, it's lunchtime.
60. Drinking: Nothing, but I could go for a cola.
61. I'm about to: take a shower, and eat lunch
62. Listening to: the dryer
63. Waiting for: me to get motivated to get off the computer and go take a shower


64. Want kids?: Got three, trying to decide if I can handle more
65. Get married?: Probably not, since I already am, and plan on staying that way.
66. Career: I have been thinking about going back to school and going to to nutrition or fitness.
67. Lips or eyes: ? Um, I'm good, but after my Lasik 3 yrs ago, I'm needing glasses again.
68. Hugs or kisses: depends on who's giving them.
69. Shorter or taller: Taller
70. Older or Younger: Really?  is being younger in the future an option?
71. Romantic or spontaneous: Both
72. Nice stomach or nice arms: Both, I carry all of my flab in my butt and thighs.
73. Sensitive or loud: Loud
74. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship

76. Kissed a stranger: Yes, gross
77. Drank hard liquor: Never
78. Lost glasses/contacts: ALL THE TIME, thanks goodness for Lasik
79. Sex on first date: No!
80. Broken someone's heart: Yes.
82. Been arrested: no
83. Turned someone down: Yes.
84. Cried when someone died: Yes.
85. Fallen for a friend: Yes

86. Yourself: Yes, but sometimes I let people talk me out of it.
88. Love at first sight: Yeah probably, but I don't admit it.
89. Heaven: definitely!
90. Santa Claus: Of course!
91. Kiss on the first date: No, since now I have daughters and I need to teach them to say no, and a son who needs to learn No means No.
92. Angels: Yes


94. Had more than 1 girlfriend/boyfriend at a time: Maybe a little overlapping in high school
95. Did you sing today?: Yes!
96. Ever cheated on somebody: sigh.  Yes. 
97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go?: College.  I would figure out what the heck I wanted to major in, and graduate.  I'd be less boy crazy, but I wouldn't change a thing about meeting, dating and marrying C.
98. The moment you would choose to relive? My wedding day
99. Are you afraid of falling in love?: No
100. Are you afraid of posting this as 100 truths?: Nah.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Check out my New Release: Piano Hymns

My newest CD, Piano Hymns, has just been released is ready for YOU to hear it!

I joined a group of amazing pianists in this compilation CD. Piano Hymns has a variety of beautiful piano hymn arrangements that are perfect for a peaceful Sunday afternoon. You are going to love this!

Plus these CD's will make great Christmas gifts!

If you'd like to sample the music, click on the player below, where you can also download song, or the entire album. If you would like to purchase CD's to give away as gifts, go to my music page where you can order on paypal for 9.99 (FREE shipping til December 1st!), or click the conveniently located button at the bottom of this post!

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Coolest Orthodontist in Utah!

I'm serious!  Although, I really have no basis for judgement, being that I've never seen the inside of an orthodontist's office in my life. And I'm thankful for that, believe me.  But, if my teeth ever suddenly went crooked, or say, my kids need braces, THIS is the place I'd go.

Pobanz Orthodontics.  So much more than a place to get braces. 

Last Friday, I attended a fun little event put on by Mormon Mommy Blogs, and Pobanz Orthodontics, in South Ogden.

This is the photo for people who didn't forget to call a babysitter for their kindergartner, and therefore were able to arrive on time.  (Hence the reason I do not appear in this lovely photo).
Chris, Amber, Janet, Veronica, Lori, Lesa, Kendra, Jessica, Cassie, Andrea, Judy, Elisa, Dr. Pobanz

We learned about the different types of braces, and new and cutting edge methods for fitting them.  I was amazed at the different options there are.  We learned about a new type of braces called Damon braces, where the braces work faster to straighten the teeth than normal ones.  We also learned about a cool procedure where they actual use a machine to shape the braces instead by hand.  I also learned, most importantly for me, that I need to bring my kids in for a FREE consultation to see if their teeth are growing in the way they should, even if they are too young for braces just yet.

Something that really interested me was Dr. Pobanz presentation about a new method to help kids stop sucking their thumb.  He explained that thumb sucking can cause mouth and teeth deformation.  I never realized that, I always just thought it was a bad habit.  Dr. Pobanz has a very positive approach to helping kids.  Instead of the traditional negative response to thumb sucking (the spiky thing they used to put on kids' thumbs, or in my family's case--Tabasco sauce), he uses a contraption that actually gives kids something to play with in their mouth to keep them from wanting to suck their thumb.  Check this out, it's pretty cool.

We all got fitted for a teeth whitening kit. I've had one before, but I could tell just by the feel of the trays that these are really good quality.  I'm excited to use mine!

Dr. Pobanz gave us a very imformative presentation on how to shop for an orthodontist and what to look for.  Dr. Pobanz also illustrated to us how he and his staff put the fun into orthodontics (the most memorable being that everyone in their office seems to have a thing with playing dress-up).

We were also giving a presentation by Elisa at MMB and Janet at on how to write a review post (I hope I'm doing it right), and SEO.  Very informative!

Afterwards, we were fed a yummy lunch, and were given some serious loot!  Not only did we get the teeth whitening kit, but also a really nice electric tooth brush.  I got mine out and used it last night, and it's awesome!

But, the best part of the day was the drawing.  I won an Ipod Nano touch!  In PINK!  You can't tell, but I have my whitening trays on in the picture.  Super cute, right?

Thank you to Dr. Pobanz, MMB and Newspapergrl for a fabulous time!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Dancing Queen!!

Even though I'm the world's worst dancer, and I've been told by many a choreographer that I have two left feet, and even though our ward "talent" show was on my son's 7th birthday, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to humiliate myself in public, while jamming out to some ABBA.

You've been warned.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Networking Event for Weber/Davis County Bloggers

Hi Friends--

I'm forwarding this message to you from my friend Elisa, owner of Mormon Mommy Blogs.

MMB is holding a FREE event on Friday, November 5th from 10am to noon, for bloggers in the Davis/Weber county areas.

It will be located in South Ogden and there will be short presentations on what to look for when shopping for Orthodontists, How to write a review post and SEO Blogging Tips. You will walk away with a free lunch, a $200 bleaching kit for your sparkling teeth and an amazing teeth cleaning kit for you to giveaway on your blog. Oh. And don't forget the chance you will have to win the door prize of a brand new I-Pod.

Send an RSVP as soon as possible to let us know if you are still interested so that we can plan the lunch accordingly. It's going to be one awesome catered lunch, girls! You don't want to miss out. If you have any friends that are bloggers and live in the Davis/Weber County area and think they would be interested in attending, go ahead and forward this on to them and let us know as well. We want to plan accordingly!

We look forward to your prompt reply!

You don't have to be a big time blogger, or even update your blog often. This is just a networking event for a local orthodontist to get the word out about his business, through friends and neighbors. So, one day, when your neighbor across the street says "Johnny needs braces," you can say, " Oh, I know a guy!"

The only thing you are asked to do is come, and then write a little something about it on your blog.

I'm going. Who's with me?

If you are interested, please email me or Elisa, or leave a comment, so they can get a count.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blog? what blog?

I have completely lost my blogging mojo.  Not so much that I want to delete my blog, but definitely so much that I have lost all desire to write anything or post anything on my blog. 

Recently (i.e. 2 months ago), I started a project of turning the past 3 years of my blog into a book.  I started 2 months ago, and the last time I worked on it, was 1 month and 28 days ago. 

Maybe the season of my life to blog has passed.  It's not like I don't have time.  My baby is in kindergarten.  I have a whole 2 and a half hours to myself in the afternoons.  I've been spending that time doing things like going to lunch with friends, going to the movies (ok, I only did that once), and racing down to Lehi to doctor my ailing sister with my new found passion: essential oils. 
I have used them on all of my family members.  My sisters started calling me the Voo-doo witch doctor.  My 18-year-old brother asked me if it's conspiracy.  Ok, it IS an MLM, but still.  I totally, whole-heartedly believe is this stuff.  It works.  That's all I need.  I feel 200% better than I did two months ago, and I attribute it to using essential oils. 

So, yeah, I've invested my devotion elsewhere.  I suppose my passion for blogging has run its course.

This weekend for UEA, we are throwing a 7-year-old SuperHero birthday party.  yay.

Wish me luck.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Special Friend

I remember the days of old
Younger smiles and longer days
Until everything turned so bitter cold,
When I was shadowed from the Sun's rays.
Each day became a frightening night
with each word of bitter hate.
When darkness smothered all the light
I had to escape before it's too late.
My only hope was a simple thought
The memory of a former life
Remember something I'd been taught
to help me through my pain and strife.
I have a Special Friend
Who's line is always free
He's there for me, through to the end
He said He'll always love me.
That thought alone pulls me through
Knowing that I'm never alone
Always at my side, always true
He'll hold my hand, and lead me home.
written August 1995

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Here we go again--
tearing at each other like untamed beats.
somewhere, in the jungle,
too blind with anger to see the end,
strong arms of this everlasting pain.
It's time to make a change.
Break the ice and melt it all away.
find our way back home.
we've made promises we couldn't keep,
but it's not too late, love will lead the way.
time can only tell which way our sun will turn.
One day it may rise on some new horizon,
The Eastern sky will take it's turn
to feel the pain of lonely darkness.
And the color and the light of the rising sun
will warm our hearts in another sky.
When that day comes, we'll find the way--
the way to escape form the black jungle.
Onto green, ripe pastures,
flowers and sunshine in some other dimension.
Our own world with peace and love
I promise to make you happy
and our new sun will smile upon us
the morning of our love's rebirth.
written May 1995

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Stake Conference

Retired early to my bed
Long message in my head
Wake up early, be not weary,
Invigorate my soul, instead.
A tender moment in my youth
Learning to live with manner and cooth.
The hardest years of adolescence,
Trying to find the hidden truth.
Sons and daughters of the fold,
Brothers and Sisters, true and bold
With love in heart and faith in hand
These gentle people shall not grow old.
Find the keys to my solution
Clear my mind of world's pollution
I'm searching for the final answer,
The one to give my restitution.
Evil spreads through foreign lands
Have no fear, the Lord commands.
Trust in Me and keep the faith
and against the vile you will stand.
Written January 1995

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Do I Really Need a Nanny?

Technically, and practically, Yes, yes, I do. 

And I found one that would give me a two week trial period for FREE!!

(wouldn't it be awesome if that were really true?)  I don't have a real free Nanny.  Just one for my computer.

I downloaded a free trial for Net Nanny after a very informative combined Relief Society/Priesthood lesson about protecting our children from the dangers for pornography.  One thing the bishop said that struck a chord with me was that it's not IF our children will be exposed to porn, it's WHEN. 

Is it just me or is that prospect completely terrifying?

 I feel like I already have my hands full with my one and only boy who apparently was born naughty, despite all of my attempts at decent mothering.  I got a call from his teacher this week.  He must've have been REALLY naughty for me to get a call.  I'm mortified.

 You know what he did?  Where do I begin?  He made fart noises in class (this I can only attribute to the example of the boy's father), he talked into some voice machine that makes a light turn on  (I'm not sure about this one except that I was told doing that is against the rules), he threw his milk carton in the lunch room, and he spit on a girl.  ALL IN THE SAME DAY.

This, in addition, to him getting in a fight last week at recess and giving some kid a bloody nose.  T says the other kid was picking on him, and he was fighting back, but still. 
Am I that horrible of a mother?  My kid is the naughtiest kid in his class.  What do I do with that?
Well, so far, he's grounded for life--from friends, TV, and all things fun, he's also grounded from school lunch.  He has to bring lunch from home, and he doesn't get to drink milk til he figures out what he's supposed to do with his garbage.  I've decided he needs every millisecond of his day scheduled out for him so he doesn't have a chance to think about being naughty.

Anyway, I digress.  So, I downloaded Net nanny for our internet to help protect my already naughty children from far worse than fights at recess and throwing their garbage on the floor.   I don't need them to have garbage in their heads, too.

Net Nanny is a program that blocks access to certain websites, including pornographic ones.  I can set the settings for each individual in the family.  I put my kids on the highest one, and mine on the lowest.  Here's the thing.  It also blocks websites it deems to be inappropriate.  For instance, B's kindergarten teacher passed away this week.  I tried to go to Deseret news to view her obituary.  It was blocked.  Apparently news sites are blocked.  So is facebook.  All social media sites are blocked.  I have to disable it to log in.  And your blogs?
Well, I tried to visit a few of you today, (Kristina and Annie ) and was blocked for the site containing mature content.  I'm sure it has nothing to do with talking about being topless under a snuggie, or nursing, or anything like that.

Yep.  So, if you don't see me around much anymore in blogland, maybe that's why.

Or maybe it's because I have 20 piano students, and a messy house, and three naughty children, and I'm still trying figure out how to manage it all.

Gone On Vacation

I can hear that old piano
and the voice rings in my ears
I close my eyes and rest
it's not very comfortable
but it will do
That big machine and going East
I hear the rumble and whir of the road
Feel the heat of the night
Not too happy
Cried too much, in fact
But that part is over.
But something still lives on
inside us.
Gone swimming
don't want to get wet.
Think of yesterday
and think of tomorrow.
What will it bring to me?
Leave him away
and make me smile a few tears.
Go on and make your show
and let me have my balloon
to watch for tomorrow
Will will part and Goodbye
take you away
and the letter you wrote that June
Good Bye.
written November 1994

Thursday, September 2, 2010

In Quest for Peace

A curious breeze,
creeping through a looming clump
of evergreen pine and everchanging aspen,
whistles a merry tune of wonder
as it seeks ins non-existent destination.
Life is a circle of searching and longing
for a final place to sit and rest
and converse with the dew and mosses,
which reside peacefully
upon their rocks and flowers.
This breeze longs to soar into the skies,
bluer and clearer than anything
known to the mortal eye;
to lie on the clouds and sleep,
dreaming of angelic choirs
who sing an eternity of praising hymns.
The worlds is like unto this breeze
We search infinitely for what we need most:
The gift we would use to create
a final statement of celestial existence.
But forever we are seeking
for our non-existent destination.

written January 1994

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Whining, Complaining, Throwing Tantrums....part 15,897

Don't worry, it's just another session of filing complaints with the universe.  Just needing to get some things out.

I'm sad.

Maybe it's because it seems like everyone I know either has a baby, just had a baby, is having a baby, or at least still has a fertile womb in which they could possibly have a baby.  Life isn't fair.  Why am I so baby hungry?  Why can't I just accept my fate that I am no longer capable of carrying children, and be happy with the three beautiful, healthy children that I have?

The irony is that at the same time I am feeling like a ginormous failure as a mother.  K is struggling with friends.  T is struggling with friends.  Both have been dealing with different types of bullying, and I'm at a complete loss.  Someday...okay, mostdays.....I wish I could be a fly on the wall at their school, and just watch, so I know what's really going on.   And I actually feel guilty for not being popular or cool enough as an adult, so that my kids can have friends.  And for not being intuitive enough to know how to help them.   What do I do? 

B, who was so excited to go to Kindergarten, refuses to have anything to do with anything that has to do with school work.  Forget writing her name, or actually do her homework, which entails writing a single letter three times.  Yesterday was the letter A.  She threw herself on the ground, kicking and screaming.  It was an all out brawl.  She was crying, I was crying.
Then, C came home, being the only sane parent in this family, and within 5 minutes he had B holding a crayon, and writing the letter A.  Maybe I should go to work, and he should be the at home parent.

And I'm feeling lonely.  It's stupid.  It's that busy time of year...well, one of them.  And I feel like all of my friends have dropped off the face of the planet.  Or maybe, I did.  I haven't even seen my Mom since mid-August. 

I could really use an evening of girl talk, chocolate and senseless fits of laughter.

And maybe a nap.

For Posterity's Sake

My kids say the darndest things, so here are a few examples:

May 2010; TJ said: "Mom, I could count to 300. I could keep counting forever. Even when I'm a sleep."

Mar 2010; C said: "TJ, why don't you have some more bacon?"

TJ: "I can't! I'm full of it!"

C: "Yes, you are."

Mar 2010; TJ sang: ♫"Should I give up, or should I just keep chasin' Cavemen?"♫

Mar 2010; Mom: "Who wants to come with me to Sam's Club?"

TJ & Peter: " Meeee!"

Upon arriving at Sam's, Peter, with a disappointed look said: "I thought we were going to Santa's club. Where are the elves?"

Dec 2009; Peter said: "I just love my chocolate raindrop pointy fings." (hershey's kisses)

Aug 2009: Peter said: "Mama, when you give me kisses it goes straight to my heart."

Aug 2009: TJ, after seeing two guys on motorcycles drive by, one wearing red, and the other in yellow, said: "There goes ketchup and mustard!"

May 2009; KJ said: "I want to be a professional jump roper when I grow up."

Mar 2009; TJ said: "I just love Life!" (talking about the cereal, but I got his double meaning).

Mar 2009; KJ said in an email: "Mom and Dad, I hope you have a fun time in HO Y E."

Jan 2009; TJ said: "Mom, Dad and I are playing Mario Kart, and Dad came in oneth, and I came in twoth!"

Dec 2008; TJ said: "I love shrimp more than people love Jesus!"

Dec 2008; TJ said: "I kindof don't like you, a little bit, Peter. But, I love you more than I don't like you."

Dec 2008: While I was playing the piano and telling TJ to go clean his room, he said: "Other people playing music makes me lazy."

Oct 2008: TJ said: "MOM! Look at me so I know you're listening!"

Oct 2008; TJ said: I don't have a forehead anymore. Now I have a fivehead, and Peter has a threehead, and you have a thirtyhead."

Sept 2008; Peter said: "Mama, I need to call the policeman. Cuz I need to tell him its okay for me to have some fishies."

Sept 2008; Peter said: "I wanna dwinkamikaboo."
Translation: I want a drink of milk in a boo.

Translation of the translation: A boo is a sippy cup. All three of my kids have used this term. I'm pretty sure it stemmed from boob.

Sept 2008; TJ said: "Bacon and eggs are the keys to my heart." ;)

Sept 2008; Peter said: "Mama, what are you doing in there? Are you stinkering?"

Sept 2008; KJ said: "Mom, you need to go to the doctor and have them check your ears, because I say your name over and over and you never hear me, so you must be going deaf."

Sept 2008; KJ & TJ said: "No, Mom, you just don't get it!"

Aug 2008; TJ said: (during sacrament meeting) "This is too's giving me a heachache."

Aug 2008; TJ said: "Mom, I need 8 cheese tacos. Cuz that's how many hungry I am."

July 2008; TJ's song: ♫"I love my Mom and my Dad and everyone in the whole wide world except the people I don't know and the bad guys."♫

July 2008; KJ said: "I think the worker guys sometimes break the road and fix it again, just for fun."

July 23, 2008; KJ said: "I don't ever wanna live away from the mountains, cuz I don't want a tomato to get me."
Translation: tornado

July 21, 2008; TJ said: "Mom, I wanna build a spaceshit." A What?! "A Spaceshit!"

July 2008; Peter said: "I don't like scary movies, cuz they're too boring. I wanna watch Ariel."

July 2008: TJ said: "I am so not doing that."

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Summer in Review: A Photo Diary


B's 5th Birthday

Bees game (on B's Birthday)

Wolf Creek (our luxurious family vacation in Ogden, UT)

Baseball, baseball and more baseball!

This is the Place Monument with cousins!

K and B singing at the Gateway


Family Campout--Bear Lake



Playing With Cousins

Distance For Davis/ T & K's first 5k

Meeting Two Very Different Famous People: Saw the Prophet at the Bees game, and met Rob Schneider at a comedy club.

First Day of School!!