Monday, September 29, 2008

Conversation with 2 year olds

I just thought that I would share a cute conversation that I had with Scarlett yesterday. They are so funny with things that they say--I wish that I would get on the ball and write everything down. I have some things written down, but not everything.

When we were getting ready for church the song 'I am a Child of God' came on, so we started singing it and then I asked the girls if they wanted to go live with Jesus and Hawley gets a little excited and says 'Yes'. Then I ask Scarlett the same question and she just looks at me and says "No."
"Because I want to live with Mamma!"
"Well I'm going to live with him someday."
"I live with my Mamma."
"What if I go to heaven to live with him?"
"I go with my Mom."

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Washington and Sick Kids

Monday the 15th, Mom, Shai, Morgan, Oakley, Scarlett, Hawley, Tyda, and myself all got into my car and took off on a 10 hour road trip for a week long stay with my Grandma. All the kids were really good on the drive which made it that much better.

When we got there the kids just played around and had fun exploring the new house. Things went well until Wednesday when Scarlett got sick. She had a high temp until Saturday. Hawley ended up getting sick on Thursday until Sunday. They wouldn't let anyone talk, touch, or help in anyway, so I was stuck with two sick kids and trying to take care of my baby Tyda. I'm very grateful for my family who helped take care of her. They would bring her to me when she needed to eat and then take her away. This is us in bed. Hawley has a grip on my arm, she didn't want me to go anywhere.

Since the kids were sick, we didn't do anything, which made the trip pretty boring. We just sat around all day everyday. Finally on Friday night we went to Uncle Steve's house and had dinner with them and some cousins. Oakley was so excited for people to play with. She was extremely bored with noone to play with and nothing to do all week.

4 Generations
This is my Uncle Steve. It has been over 5 years since I have seen him.

Saturday a few people came over, but it was mostly just relaxed. Sunday there was a Murphey reunion that we went to. The girls were almost better and running all over the place having fun. They even made a few friends.

Some of the Smith Family.
Allie and Gracie--They are my Mom's cousin, Justin's, twins.

We left on Monday to come home and the trip was again a good one. We were all worried about the girls and how they would do, but they did well.

And now that it is over and things are getting back to normal, I get pretty sick. I have a bad cold and a fever. Things are pretty dang crappy when you are sick.

Monday, September 8, 2008


You Belong in 1954

You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

Your Five Factor Personality Profile

You have medium extroversion.
You're not the life of the party, but you do show up for the party.
Sometimes you are full of energy and open to new social experiences.
But you also need to hibernate and enjoy your "down time."

You have medium conscientiousness.
You're generally good at balancing work and play.
When you need to buckle down, you can usually get tasks done.
But you've been known to goof off when you know you can get away with it.

You have high agreeableness.
You are easy to get along with, and you value harmony highly.
Helpful and generous, you are willing to compromise with almost anyone.
You give people the benefit of the doubt and don't mind giving someone a second chance.

You have low neuroticism.
You are very emotionally stable and mentally together.
Only the greatest setbacks upset you, and you bounce back quickly.
Overall, you are typically calm and relaxed - making others feel secure.

Openness to experience:
Your openness to new experiences is low.
You're a pretty conservative person, and you favor what's socially acceptable.
You think that change for novelty's sake is a very bad idea.
While some may see this as boring, many see you as dependable and wise.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Mountains

Sunday after church we decided that we were going to go up in the mountains to hike around a bit. On the drive up, Scarlett kept saying 'Go Mountain' and she kept saying it when she wanted to hike more. We didn't go far, just to Sundance, but they had fun hiking around and getting scared of all the squirrels. We are going to try to go back this next weekend to hike up Stewart Falls. Hopefully the weather is good.