Monday, December 01, 2008

{thankful}

…the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by family and friends.

…the taxes I pay because it means that I am employed.

…the clothes that fit a little to snug because it means I have enough to eat.

…my shadow who watches me work because it means I am in the sunshine.

…the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking.

…all the complaining I hear about government because it means we have freedom of speech.

…a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.

…the lady behind me in church who sings of key because it means that I can hear.

…my huge heating bill because it means I am warm.

…the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I am alive.

…weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been productive.

…the piles of laundry and dishes because it means my loved ones are nearby.

I found this on one of my friends blogs and I loved it, it really made me think of the simple things that I should be thankful for. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Brian's family, my parents, brother, and grandpa. Good food of course and just relaxing. Later that night my sisters came over and we scoped out the ads. We woke up at 3:45 on Black Friday and shopping we went. We got everything on our lists and had tons of fun!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

I AM THE COLOR........




You Are a Purple Crayon



Your world is colored in dreamy, divine, and classy colors.

You hold yourself to a sky high standard, and you are always graceful.

People envy, idolize, and copy you without realizing it. You are an icon for those who know you.

And while it is hard to be a perfectionist, rest assured it's paying off!



Your color wheel opposite is yellow. While yellow people may be wise, they lack the manners and class needed to impress you.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Ty....... I can't believe my little boy is 4 years old. His birthday was on Sunday and he was so excited! We had a little party for him on Friday. We took him and a few friends to Leo's and they had a blast. I think he was a little confused because he kept thinking his birthday was on Friday. When Sunday rolled around he was ready for his "real" birthday. We went to church and they sang Happy Birthday to him in Primary and he thought that was pretty neat. Later that night we had family over for cake and ice cream. He had a wonderful day! Here are a few things about him:
  • He's such a sweet little boy
  • He asked for a bath robe and an ipod for his birthday. So funny!
  • He loves to watch Dora
  • He says the funniest things, one day he came home from his friend Talia's house and told me that they broke up. I didn't know they were together! Too cute!
  • He has more energy than I know what to do with.
  • Right now he is very shy.
  • We have so much fun, just the two of us during the day.
  • He loves to fold the little towels and his pants.
  • He is very smart (sometimes to smart)
  • He can't wait for Dad to come home, he loves it when he hears the garage door open and runs to meet Brian at the door.
  • He dances and does gymnastics all the time. (Brian's not a big fan :) I tell him he has to get his energy out somehow)
  • He has been such a fun, good little guy.
We love you so much!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

POISON CONCERT

I am trying to catch up on some posts and wanted to make sure I posted about the big POISON concert that we went to. It was at the Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot, when we heard they were coming we were so excited. Who doesn't love some 80's music to rock to!? We also decided to dress up for the concert. The crazy thing about this was that we all pretty much had things in our closet that would work for 80's attire. And did you know the stores have alot of the 80's clothes. So all 10 of us hopped in Brad and Karri's Suburban and off we went. There was Me, Brian, Brad, Karri, B, Mandy, Nate, Candice, Nick, and Pam. Let's just say when we got there we were quite the site and we had lots of people stare. I think they were wondering if we really dressed that way, cuz ya know we fit right in with alot of the fair goers (if you have been to the fair ya know what I mean). We got there in time to eat some yummy, greasy food and then went to the concert. It was an awesome concert and we had tons of fun. Poison really did put on a great concert! Heres a picture of all of us. Don't you love Brian's mullet? HAHA!! Good Times......

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Turning 34..........


So yesterday was my birthday and I had such a perfect day! So to celebrate another birthday I thought it would be fun to list 34 things I did yesterday.

  1. Woke up to my husband singing Happy Birthday

  2. Received hugs, kisses, and birthday wishes from my kiddos

  3. Picked up the house

  4. Received texts from my friends and family saying Happy Birthday

  5. Received a text from Renae making sure I would be to my birthday lunch :)

  6. Checked e-mail

  7. Checked facebook- received birthday wishes from friends

  8. Took a shower

  9. Got dressed and ready for the day

  10. Received a Birthday Message from my Aunt, she's awesome she remembers everyones birthdays
  11. Gave Ty a bath and got him ready

  12. Went to the school and got Ty's picture taken
  13. Received text from my young women (love those girls)
  14. Went to Jakers for birthday lunch with friends
  15. Had great food and lots of fun with awesome friends
  16. Got a way cute magnet board from Michelle (thanks,and thanks for lunch)
  17. Went to get my license renewed (dont you love when they ask you your weight and height, with lots of people right behind you)
  18. Kids came home from school took McKenzee to piano
  19. Went with Brian to run errands
  20. Picked McKenzee up from piano
  21. Checked bloglines
  22. Trisha brought over a gift, way cute necklace (thanks so much! i love it!)
  23. My parents and sister and brother called and sang happy birthday, the whole song! Dang funny!
  24. Brian's parents came over and gave me a card and some money
  25. Brian's parents took Ty and Brooklyn to dinner and then they slept over (they are awesome)
  26. McKenzee went to Morgan's for the night (thanks Sueann)
  27. Went christmas shopping with Brian
  28. Went to the mall and bought my favorite lotion and spray at bath and body
  29. Went to dinner at Olive Garden YUMMY!!!!
  30. Did more christmas shopping
  31. Went to Coldstone and got a YUMMY treat!
  32. Came home and got into sweats
  33. Spent a wonderful night with hubby!! Love you babe!
  34. Had a FABULOUS day, thanks to everyone who made it great!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I've been tagged.......


The tag- go to your fourth picture folder and post the fourth picture in that folder.....tell the story.

This is Ty and Makiya (Ty calls her KeeKee) at Pam (Brians sister) and Nick's wedding reception. KeeKee is Nick's little girl and she is adorable. She calls Ty- tyty, it's so funny. These two are the best of buds. At the reception when you would ask to take their picture together they would hold hands and give these cute little smiles. So CUTE!!

I tag Tricia, Karri, Shelley and Lisa P

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

COSTUMES, COSTUMES, AND MORE COSTUMES.......

Over on Tip Junkie's blog the topic is family themed and couple halloween costumes, that got me thinking how fun it would be to do a post of the past years costumes that are family has done.

So it's no question that I love Halloween and I come from a family who loves it also. Every year my parents have a Halloween Party at their house and the whole family comes. Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and yes even my gradparents. We have soup and bread bowls, play games and my dad does a spook alley in our big shed that our farm equipment used to be in. I will admit I do get a little scared going through it, but the funnest part of the night is seeing what everyone dresses up like. We have had some great costumes.

Last year.....(2007)
I made mine and Brians costume and added hair to the girls's hats.
2006
These were the funnest costumes to make, it took some time but it was worth it. I made Brian, mine and Kenzee's.
2005
I also made mine and Brian's. These were alot easier than I thought.
2004
p.s. I was 7 months pregnant
D.I. was an awesome place for granny and grampy's attire!!!

2003


2002

2001



2000 - This was the first year that Brian and I dressed up and it was a last minute thing. We just used stuff we had around.


2008
STAY TUNED..........

Monday, October 13, 2008

Just FYI....

I found this information on a blog and thought I would pass it along. I didn't know about this until I saw it on her blog.

Cell phone numbers go public tomorrow! REMINDER....all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies tomorrow and you will start to receive sale calls. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS. To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 1-888-382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL List. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number..... HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS. It takes about 20 seconds. Please pass around the information.

Or go to this website: http://www.donotcall.gov/

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

FALL......

I love, love, love this time of year. I love the colors, the smells, and the crispness in the air. Today I finally found the time to put up some decorations and here are a few of my favorite:


This harvest plaque I got from a good friend and it sits on my mantel.

This iron pumpkin is one of my favorites. I got it from Roberts a few years ago and I just love it. It sits on my entry way table and I get lots of compliments on it.

This wreath I made and I think it turned out really pretty. I love the way it looks on my black front door. The colors just pop out.


This decoration I whipped up today. It started with a white bowl and plate from the dollar store, little plain wire pumpkin, and sprig of berries and beads.

I wish I would of taken a picture of the plate and bowl before I spray painted them, but hopefully you can get the idea. I found this idea on the internet. You take a bowl and plate (i bought mine at the dollar store and I spray painted mine because they didn't have black) put the bowl upside down, put a little hot glue on it and place the plate on top. Walla!! You have yourself a cute stand for only two dollars. I have seen them used as cake stands, cupcakes, or whatever. The dollar store has all sorts of colors so the possibilities are endless.

Happy Fall Ya'll!!!!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

"Find Joy in the Journey"

While watching conference and listening to President Monson's talk this morning, "find joy in the journey" it really got me thinking about my children and how I should find more joy with them and cherish every day because one day they will be grown and out of our house and on their own. I loved his talk so much and I also loved the quote he said several times "find joy in the journey" that I decided to change my blog name from "enjoy the journey" to "find joy in the journey". For some reason when Preident Monson said that I just loved it and could not get it out of my head and now every time I blog it will remind me of what he said. He also said "Do not let those precious moments pass you by". I thought about how my three children are growing up so fast and I want to remember all those precious things they do and say. So I decided I needed to start blogging again and recording those precious moments. So here I am almost one year later after my last post.....

If you haven't had a chance to listen to his talk you should it is so great! I love general conference and the feeling you get when you listen to the leaders of the church. I enjoyed listening to all the talks and have such a desire to be better, to do more, and try harder. I also loved listening to the choirs sing. I was filled with such joy listening to the primary children sing during the saturday session. Ty and his friend Talia were downstairs playing and when they heard the primary songs I heard them say this is our song and they came running up stairs and sat on the couch and sang the songs. My eyes filled with tears and I had a big smile on my face and goose bumps all over my body. It was such a precious moment to hear these three year olds singing as loud and reverent as they could just like they do in primary.
Precious moment......