Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

We were able to go to Delta for Thanksgiving this year. We left when Dan got home from work Wednesday morning. Poor guy didn't get hardly any sleep Wednesday. Here is what our car was like for a majority of the trip.





Thursday was a good day with family. Only Ryan and his family couldn't be there, so that was sad, but it was good to be with everyone else. Of course I didn't get a pic of the tables before the feast, so I got one of the after. I'm crazy like that. :)



The dinner was yummy and after dinner we gave my parents their Christmas gift (it was a group gift).



Then we got our pics of the cousins


and the sisters


Maybe one day I'll get contacts again or even better, lasik, but until then I will have to hate the pics that show a glare in my glasses. I always forget to take them off. Oh, well.

Our day was wonderful and I have so much to be thankful for--My wonderful family, Dan's job, our home, our health, food, beds, clothes, living in America, technology, ice cream, the gospel, and so so so so much more.
I have been extremely blessed in my life. I know that I am not the best person, but I do try to show my Heavenly Father how thankful I am to him for everything. I am sorry if I haven't been a good example or have been mean to any of you. I truly am sorry.

And now here are the lists the girls gave me of the things that they are thankful for:

Jo Jo: Reindeer, elk, water, sunglasses, mom and dad, PJ's, elephants, animals, house, food, bow's for hair, drawing/coloring, movies.

Annie: Family, animals, Nana and Papa, kisses from mom and dad, toys, horses, shoes, pictures when I was a baby, sleep, books, movies.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Brides

The girls have been asking A LOT of questions lately. There have been a lot about when Dan and I got married and when they were born. We talked about my wedding dress and that maybe one day they could try it on.
Jo Jo didn't forget. One of the first things that she asked about when we arrived at my parents was for her to try on my dress. So I pulled it out and my beautiful crazies all got to wear it. They were super excited!!!




I also tried it on, but was dissappointed that I couldn't zip it up all the way. I tried it on before I had Ty and it fit, but my rib cage has expanded since. Sad.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Chores

I don't have the crazies do chores on a regular basis, but when I feel like having the girls help out, Annie and Jo Jo wash the dishes and put them in the washer.





Ty now does the silverware. Though she isn't all that good at it yet and will get bored at the end, so she just throws them all in.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Kettlemuck's

There is a toy store, not far from our house, called Kettlemuck's. It isn't a store that you can find barbies or transformers or electronics, it is a store that sells stuffed animals, little trinkets, board games, little hard animals, and other fun stuff that let you use your imagination.
The best part is the treasure dig in the middle of the store. They have a big "sand" pit with hidden treasures. The "sand" is actually milk cartons that have been melted down into little tiny beads. You pay $5 and they give you a little baggie for your treasure hunt. Whatever you find that can fit into your baggie, you keep. I had to go in with Ty (3 and under) and boy did it feel good. For some reason those little beads relaxed me. The girls had fun digging and playing.




We found enough treasure to fill the bags and now the toys are spread throughout the house as are a whole bunch of "sand" beads!!!
It is a fun little store if you are ever in the area.

Christmas Cards

I have used Shutterfly as my main photo store for quite some time. I LOVE all of their products. I think that the calendars and photo books are such awesome gifts. I have given them to family and I don’t intend to stop. I love having them throughout my house so that anyone can look at them. Here are some ideas for anyone who needs them:

www.shutterfly.com/calendars
www.shutterfly.com/photo-books

They also have such CUTE Christmas cards—a plethora of cards. I get excited to go through their choices and pick the one that fits our family for that past year. My choice for cards changes every year as our family gets bigger. I’m so excited to pick the one for this year. Here are a few of the cards that I like (click on pic to go to site):





I always have such a hard time picking the one that I want, but I have such fun doing it.
Shutterfly has such great choices and they are a wonderful company to buy from.
If you're a blogger you can get 50 free holiday cards. Just go to http://bit.ly/sfly2010 to find out more.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fun Stuff

The crazies have been extra wild lately. Not sure why, but we have had some fun through it all.


Doesn't this little one look so pretty in a hat?!


Here we are at a bird preserve.




I am so blessed to be a mother of these awesome crazies and that they are so close and have so much fun together.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Daylight Savings

It was nice to have the extra hour during the night, but I didn't really get to use it properly. Ty was awake bright and early before 6, which would be normal if it was still 7. So we just laid in bed until I HAD to get up to use the restroom. By the time I was done, my bed had been taken over by three little crazies. So I just did my hair and listened to them talk and argue about who got to lay by Ty. The rest of the day was a normal lazy day and then dinner time started to approach. I knew I was going to make rolls and lasagna, so I planned when I needed to start to have it all finish at the same time. The time came and I got everything ready and then I realized that I hadn't changed the clocks throughout the house. I was making dinner an hour earlier than I needed to. What was worse was I had to wake up Dan and see if he wanted to sleep or come eat with us (graveyard kinda sucks). I felt so bad about it, so I let him take a nap after the girls went to sleep.
The clocks are all moved back, maybe we will eventually get used to this new change. Only time will tell!

*Bummer that Dan had to work last night. Instead of a 10 hour shift, he had to work 11 hours.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Beast


We watched 'The Sandlot' with the crazies last night. It has been awhile since I have watched it and I almost forgot how hilarious it is. "How can I have s'more of nothing?"
The girls all took guesses at what the 'Beast' was: 1) A Dinasour 2) A Lion and 3) Rudy (from Ice Age 3--another funny movie). They were pretty amused that it was really just a big dog.
All last night and all morning they have been taking turns being a girl beast. Annie said that there were two beasts and one was named Sally and the other Bagoda. I think it is awesome the names they come up with. So random.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Before and After

Bought this mirror for the girls' room


The crazies picked the paint color and had fun watching it transform into this


Here is some yummy fish, pasta, and salad we had for dinner one night


Here it is after


I have a few more projects that I am doing or going to start soon. Hopefully I have the patience to finish them.