Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Here is Spencer out at the range. He got some great photo's of the guys shooting.

Friday, January 23, 2009


It snowed and keeps on coming they are predicting 6 to 9 inches of snow. The kids are continuing to bug me to go out and play and then they freeze. I wish I had snow boots for everyone but it is lots of fun. We are going to find a box and slide down the handicap ramp the next time we go out to play. My camera battery was dyeing so I couldn't get many pic. and Spencer has our nice camera with him.  (we voted me against him and I won)  so he lost the battery charger). 

Lu Lu

Since Thanksgiving every time I make  a list or we go any where the boys are asking for a puppy. So being the sucker that I am we went and looked at the vet that is where the strays are kept and carried for until they can be adopted. Danni being the lady in charge called and said she had the perfect dog for us. They watch them and check out the health for a few days before they can be adopted. Being the crazy mom that I am we deiced to check her and feel in with Lu Lu. She is a golden retriever poodle mix. We got her Wednesday night and the kids and I just adore her. She is house trained and plays fetch. I can pull her tail, ears and put my hand in her mouth with out any problems the only thing she dose not  like is to brushed. Spencer will get to meet her when he backs.
 They are great about taking her out and picking up her poop which works great for me I hate to pick up poop. Hopefully she doesn't poop while they are at school.
The vet staff decided she was a good match for us because the hair matches. 

Thursday, January 15, 2009

sleep over

I have always thought that late nights would be better then sleep overs but I am wondering if I am wrong. Dillon got asked to sleep over at his friend house and said no because we already had some things plan but said that Nathan could sleep over at our house.  I have been thinking about this a lot lately with as much as Spencer is gone out in the field it's hard to plan late night activities because I don't like dragging the kids in out of the house (I'm a little scared of the dark and hate going out at night by myself) So I am thinking that maybe sleep overs are not so bad at least I can drop off and be home  before dark. What do you guys think?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

making brownies

Christina and I made brownies for our Battalion bake sale. She had so much fun pouring in the ingredients and licking the beaters clean afterwards.  I found her apron at the thrift store for .50. 

Marley and Me

So I took the boys to Marley and Me on Saturday. Great movie with fantastic acting but ....... The Mom had a miscarriage  she went in for her first doc appointment to be told that her baby was dead. Dillon "Mom why is her baby dead, how is the baby going to get out?" Me "UHHHH...... Sometimes that happens so the parents can grow closer to Heavenly Father,  and just like when a Mommy has baby at the hospital they take care of the dead baby at the hospital" Dillon "oh ok mom" Me "what the heck are they putting that in a kids movie for. At the end Marley dies. Joe on my lap crying "why is the dog dying"? Me "Marley is an old dog" 
I think everyone in the theater cried. I can deal with the dog getting old and dying, being sick and all the the miscarriage was a but much for a family movie. 

Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Website

I made a Stampin' Up website. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year

Welcome 2009. I can hardly believe that 2008 is behind us. So much has happened in the past year. Spencer graduated flight school. We moved to California (some days we wish we were still there). Dillon was baptized and Spencer got to watch via video chat. The four kids and I got stranded in San Fransico on our way to Korea. We made it to Korea tired but excited to see Spencer. He left after we had been here just a couple of days. The boys got into school and then it was Christmas break. We had a great Christmas. Christina is potty training. Doing very well I might add. Just don't let her watch Diego and we are good to go. 
On to the new year and what is has to bring hopefully some peace and quiet. I am excited that the boys are in school and Christina and I go to the toddler activities. I am hoping to help out in the boys classes as much as I can. I love to be involved in there schooling just not the sole teacher. I am amazed at the awesome women who do it so well. 
I hope the new year finds you full of joy and love. With all the love I have.
p.s. Sara I love you, miss you, and wish I could give you a big hug.