Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The ALL night wrestling match

Haley LOVES, LOVES, LOVES sleeping with her stuffed animals.  She especially loves this big tan dog.  It is so funny to go in a check on her, long after we have tucked her in for the night.  It seems like more often then not, we come out of her room laughing.  Sometimes she is on top of the dog, and sometimes the dog is on top of her.  I wonder if she is waking up tired from her all night wresting match.  We sure love our cute little Haley.

I think he is getting the best of her here.  I had to take him off her sweaty head.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Two little buddies

It is so cute to watch Jace and Haley play together.  They sure do enjoy hanging out together.  I am certainly not trying to say that they always get along, and never fight.  That would be a big load of crap.  But, most of the time, they are just two little buddies.

These pictures are of Jace playing his Nintendo DS and Haley watching him.

Total excitement!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Flashback

This flashback takes us back to when Haley was 3 years old. 

One evening we were driving to my sister Monica's house.  (On the drive to Monica's house, you pass several buildings that resemble the hospital here in town.)  Haley asked if that was the hospital where she was born.  We told her that it wasn't the hospital.  Haley replied, "Well it looks like the hospital!"  John said, "Haley you are very astute."  After John said that, Haley yelled, "I'm not STUPID!"  To Haley, the "astute" sounded like "stupid".

We all had to laugh.  She has always been such a little smarty.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Recently, I took my kids pictures.  I guess I got a little carried away...I think I took about 400 pictures.  I just love taking pictures, especially pictures of my kids.  We took pictures in my backyard, and we also went to the sand dunes.  My kids ended up doing some hard core playing and rolling in the sand.  Oh, and did I mention, they were in their "good clothes".  Oh well, they had a great time.  We were out taking pictures and playing for several hours.  Time went by very quickly and before we knew it, it was getting dark and time to head home.  It was kind of like one last hurrah before snow.  And yes, we now have snow.

Haley is a cute little monkey.  I could just eat her up.

She got so excited when the wind started blowing the leaves around. 

Brynn is getting older.  I think she is getting really excited to start going to Young Womens soon.  She is also excited to start Junior High next year. 
She sure is growing up!

This picture kind of cracks me up.  Jace is just a fun kid.  He is a little embarrassed about his LARGE 9 year old teeth.  You know those awkward years where you had those great teeth.  Well, that is where he is now.  He smiled like this in a few pictures.  I think he felt better about not showing his pearly whites.  He looks like he is about to bust out laughing.

Riley is as tall as I am now.  I would be happy if she passed me up.  I always wish I was a little taller.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Last night Haley accidentally jabbed her gums and they were bleeding a little.  She kept asking me if she needed to go to see her dad at the office.  I told her that she would be okay, and that she did not need to go.  Haley kept telling me that it tasted so gross.  To get her point across she said, "This tastes like old gum stuck to a pole."  Oh boy, I hope she is not speaking from experience.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


This morning Haley was watching me get ready for the day.  I was looking in the mirror putting on makeup.  She asked me why I was putting makeup on.  (I'm not sure why she was asking because I do it everyday.)  I told her that I was going to the school to vote and I didn't want to scare anyone.  This intrigued her and she started asking questions.  Are they voting for you?  Why are you voting?  What are you voting for?

Then we got back on the makeup subject.  Haley told me it was a good thing that I was putting makeup on.  She then attempted to imitate screams from the people if I went to vote without makeup..."She is HIDEOUS!"  Thank you sweets for letting mommy know that it is important to wear makeup and not go out in public looking like Quasimodo.
Today I went with John to lunch.  During one of our different conversations we got on the topic of being liked as a person.  John said to me, "Everyone likes you".  He questioned me on how I am able to get everyone to like me.  I joked and told him in a funny voice, "I am just a likable person".   Even though I know that this statement is a bunch of cow manure.  I know that not everyone likes me, and I guess frankly I don't really care.  I is what I is, baby.

John then went on to compare me to a cat.  He said that everyone is saying "here kitty-kitty" and everyone wants to pet me and hold me in their lap.  And every once in awhile I will scratch them with my sharp claws, and they will still try and pet me and be nice to me.

Then John said, "I am just like a dang dog...jumping up on everyone, trying to get them to like me---and they are saying, "Get away stupid dog."  He said that he is always trying to be nice to people and they still don't like him.  (Hog wash, I tell ya--people love John).

I told John that maybe he is one of those "farting dogs"---you just can't get too close because you will asphyxiate.  We both laughed about him being a farting dog.

Funny analogy sweets.

Monday, November 1, 2010

5th Sunday Lesson

Yesterday was the 5th Sunday of the month, so they combined the Relief Society / Priesthood for a lesson.  Normally I would miss this, because I would be in Young Womens.  However, yesterday the bishop and his counselors were meeting with the youth so I was able to go be an "adult".

A man in the ward gave the lesson.  He is a lawyer here in town, and the lesson was about Living Wills, etc.  It was all good information.  When he started his lesson and announced what the topic was going to be about, I thought to myself, "Good thing I am not feeling emotional today".

While he talked my mind went---I thought about meeting with my mom and dad's lawyer before and after he passed away.  When he was very very sick, I went to a meeting with two of my brothers and parents.  My dad was making sure that all of his affairs were in order.  During the meeting, I sat and watched my dad wondering what he was feeling, wishing I could just make it all go away.  I was embarrassed that I couldn't contain my tears as I sat and listened.  And shortly after that meeting, meeting again with the lawyer after my dad passed away.

So much for not feeling emotional during the lesson at church....I could feel my face getting warm and tears welling up in my eyes.  So many of the things that he was saying, just made the emotions flood back.  I was wishing that I was sitting in the back of the room, in the corner.  But no, I had chosen a seat in the front side of the room, so that I was facing the majority of the people in the "L" shaped room.  Nice.  Hopefully I was able to be somewhat discrete as the tears began to fall.

Good heck, I miss my dad.