Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Jacey Boy!

Well, it is official...Jace is getting OLD! He just turned 8 and will be getting baptized very soon. It is hard to wrap my mind around that! It seems like I was just attending Riley's baptism. Jace enjoyed his birthday. The first part of the day was spent at my sister Monica's house. We had a picnic and the kids played. Jace was able to go to Toys R Us with John and pick out a few presents. He came home a happy boy. Later in the day we went out to eat and then went to the park to play, per Jace's request. Jace is definitely a blessing and joy to have in our family. We love you Jacey!

Jace loves...Milk, milk, milk, the Wii and other video games, riding his bike and scooter, going to Grandma's house and sitting in her hot tub, playing with his sisters, cousins, and friends.

Memorial Weekend

Large marker in the cemetery for the family.

My brother Brian's head stone.

Haley and all the cousins couldn't resist running through the cemetery. It is funny to watch the kids trying not to step on the "dead bodies". They all try to creep each other out while they are there. It is funny to listen to them.
I am very bless to have come from two wonderful families. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Tonight, Brynn and I went to the river and I took many MANY pictures of her. It was a fun little activity for us. When we were done, we treated ourselves to icees. I just think that Brynn is so dang cute!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Winding down

Why does it seem like, as the school year comes to a close, they try to cram every last thing in...right at the end!? Field trips, music programs, etc. At times it can just be a little down right crazy. Oh well, it's all good right?

Yesterday I went to the school two different times to listen to Riley and Brynn's music programs. First, I went to Riley's class and listened to them. They had learned several songs with the recorder. Riley was mortified when she saw that I was carting along the camera AND the camcorder. Luckily (for her sake) she had her back to me, or I would have snapped a few shots while she was playing. She, being the cool 6th grader, thought that the recorders were completely stupid. In her defence, it isn't the most beautiful sound in the world. AND...thanks to the district, this recorder is a gift to the student. It will now bless our home with many hours of screeching and squeals. Nothing can get under a mom's skin more than some annoying sound played over, and over, and over.
A picture against Riley's wishes.

Brynn's program was in the afternoon. Their class sang several different songs. Brynn must be getting too old for the music programs. She could hardly contain herself from laughing. She had the most red face and laughed through probably 40% of every song. I think that having another 4th grade class listening to them, only compounded the problem.
Capturing Brynn's embarrassment.

If nothing else I can use my pictures and recordings as black mail right?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Help me please!

Okay, for the last little while, I cannot see any pictures on my blog or anyone elses. For some reason, instead of seeing a picture, it just shows a box with a little red x in the corner. I have done several searches and tried to figure out why this is happening. John can view my blog just fine from his office computer. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Any idea of what I should do? When I get on Facebook, I can view the pictures just fine. Help!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Milk, milk, and more milk

Okay to say that we go through a lot of milk in my home, is a COMPLETE understatement. My two youngest drink milk like cows are soon becoming extinct, and it will no longer be available. They savor ever last drop. They could go several days without food, but if they didn't have their sweet savory milk, I think they would DIE! I always laugh and say that if Jace fell out of a 5 story building, he would definitely NOT break any bones. When we buy milk at the store, we always buy 6 gallons at a time (and it's gone in no time). People look at me like I must have 20 kids.

It is a complete catastrophe when we run out of the blessed, white, liquid from heaven. There are times when I am out running errands and my phone will ring. It is Jace, calling to tell me that we are almost out of our last gallon of milk. It is hilarious how he keeps me posted on the "milk situation".

Late Saturday night, I looked in the fridge and noticed that we were on our last gallon of milk. It was late, and I just didn't have it in me to run to the store. Since we don't shop at the store on Sunday, I knew that we might be in a bit of a pickle. Sunday afternoon, I had to call my mom to see if she had an extra gallon that I could borrow. Luuuuucckily, she had one that we could have. John came home from one of his Sunday meetings carrying a gallon of milk (from my mom). My kids were shocked to see him carrying in a gallon of milk. They said things like, "Where did you get that?" "Hey, you're not supposed to go to the store on Sunday!" John's reply was, "I stole it!" He just left it at that.

Last night (during the night), Haley woke me up for some assistance in the rest room. (Probably due to one of the several glasses of milk she had before bed.) She said, "Mom, did you know that when the sun was up, Dad went to the store and stole some milk!" I just had to laugh and tell her that he was just kidding. She smiled and looked a little relieved.

I guess I just need to learn to GO TO THE STORE ON SATURDAY, or maybe I should just buy a cow.