Friday, May 8, 2009

Colton and his fishing!

I just had to post real fast about how much Colton loves to fish. He takes off after school or on Saturday and fishes for hours. This picture happens to be the only fish he has snagged in all the hours just sitting and waiting. He takes after my Dad and me. I once got up for a derby fishing contest with my Dad and froze my fanny off at 4:00 a.m. on the Puget Sound during winter time none the less.


We decided to take the kids out of school and just get away for the day. It had to be a day trip so we decided to stick close. So we went to Vegas with the kids. The two older ones had only gone once years ago, and we thought it would be fun since they are older now. We had fun together and it was a blast to just be together for an entire day as a family. The only rule of the day was to not stop and get free flyers from anyone on the street..... :0)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Where did we get Faith?

Okay, I know you are all shocked that I am actually blogging twice in one day. But I just had to put on here something that Faith had said over at Hadley's house today. Valarie thought it was so funny, she wrote it down for me. I guess the girls were watching Kung Fu Panda and was saying that a certain person was a bad guy. Well Faith said " You know who else is a bad guy? The President of the United States. You know the President..... Barak Obama, he is bad. He spends a lot of money and has a little money and he's bad." Wow, she does not miss a lick around here.


I sometimes wish that life could feel like normal again...... I had a hard day yesterday, it all started with Riley and then teaching Primary with 7 crazy 4-5 yr olds. I am pretty sure I almost cried 5 times during the day from the stress of it all. Thank goodness there is always a new day to look forward to. I am tired of being in charge of everything. Can you tell I am tired? Brian is working a second job and I have been working every morning for an hour or so and then I have been gone a couple of times a week watching 2 boys who are 25 and Autistic. They are good, but its hard to be away from home, because that means catch up work. I am behind on so many projects and my yard being one of them. But I can say that I am glad some Sun is around the corner, I think we all need it. I have been eating right and exercising like almost every day, the good news is I feel better, the bad news is I dont think I can ever lose weight......YEAH!!!!!!! Life sure is not fair in that department. Well, I have done enough complaining, this is just my lot in life right now. I am just glad that there is always a light at the end of every tunnel. I just feel like our tunnel is way to long......I am glad Easter is almost here, I get to go home and have a week break with my Family. I am so looking forward to it. So there must be a peep hole in my tunnel at times. :0)

Thank goodness for Prayer..............

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Well here is part of my family at my Grandma's "90" Bithday a couple of weeks ago. My brother Taylor in the back and my sister Tegan with her daughter Peyton and my awesome Mom. Then there is me and 3 of my kids. Colton was on a Scout camp out and we all know where Brian is. We love my Grandma so much, doesn't she look amazing for her age. She could probably run laps around most of us. She tap dances and does Temple work every week. She even got her pilots license when she was in her early 70's not to mention she raised 5 kids on a farm with out my Grandpa. He died when my Mom was 7. I love to cook because of her and she has taught me to appreciate what you have because you never know when it could be gone. She has worked so hard her whole life, I am sure that is why she looks fabulous for 90. So here is to my Grandma......I LOVE YOU!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Mamma Mia..

I just had to share this funny comment that Faith said the other day. For those that know Faith, you know she loves music and musicals. Her new favorite is Mamma Mia..... The other day we were at the Grocery store and she was walking or riding, I cant remember. So here I am just picking up things and she says " Sam Carmichael is not a bigamist he has loved Donna for 21 yrs." I was laughing so hard I almost choked on my own spit. She then went on to tell me that he has two grown sons and then Donna is not a bigamist either. I was like WOW, and then told her kind of what it meant. She cracks us up with this movie since it is not really geared towards kids, but she can sing almost every song and tries to get her friends to watch it and love it....I don't think she has found anyone yet that loves it like she does.

Fun with friends......

The kids and I needed a getaway and out of the cold. So we went to Arizona for a few days. This picture was taken at an old mining town. Its not a great picture but its the only one I had of all the kids.....We had fun just hanging out with our friends, probably stressed out Kristie with my pack of boys with their endless appetites. We plan on going back in June when the kids can swim and what not and then we can have more time to hang out with Grandpa Medinger too.