Sunday, March 27, 2011

Easter and Mega Mind

While we are eating dinner the girls start talking about Easter and I figure that it is a great time to talk with them about why we really celebrate Easter. I was at the end of my little lesson and I said something like "...then He went to Heaven."
Out of the blue Annie says "I love you Metro Man. And I love you random citizen. Ha ha ha."
I totally started laughing and started thinking of how much I would love to get into my little crazies' heads! We are in this church discussion and they start talking about Mega Mind.
Oh lovely lovely children!!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

We Love Daddy

Whenever Dan is sitting, laying, sleeping the girls find it as a silent "come jump on me". Poor guy is always bombarded with crazies. :) The latest was when Jo Jo got on his shoulders and then Annie decided she would try to get on Jo Jo's back. It was pretty hilarious.

Fun Daddy from Tiffany on Vimeo.

They made it up and I am super lucky that I didn't pee my pants, I was laughing so hard.

Just a touch older

So I have come to the realization that I am not as young as I once was. It was really funny when Dan and I were talking and I said it out loud. He laughed and said that I was nuts.
I was having a rough day and I have been having a little bit harder time with this pregnancy and it just hit me that the reason that this pregnancy is harder is because I am older. Hello I am over 30 now. I know that I am getting older, but I still feel young--well younger.
Anyways, things are awesome.
Life is good.
Baby is doing well so far.
The crazies are excited for a boy... no a girl... no a boy. They can't make up their minds!
And for a picture for this post, here is me and the baby at 24 weeks!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Fun Visitors

I knew they were coming, but the crazies didn't find out until they heard the doorbell and opened the door to see Nana and Papa there. They were on their way home from a fun trip to Mexico and were nice enough to come our way to see us. I am grateful that they were here, because 1) I miss my family and 2) I ended up being sick Sunday night and they helped me with the kids and dinner since Dan was working.
Monday we ate breakfast and got ready. The girls had the best time pulling out their games and having Nana and Papa play with them. It was so fun to watch them.

We went out to lunch and to U-Swirl. Then everyone left. Mom and Dad left to go home and Dan went to work. It was so nice to have family here even if it was for only a short time.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Talent Show

Our ward had a Primary talent show. We have a very small primary, so pretty much all the kids were able to do something and it didn't take all night long. I figured that Annie wouldn't want to do anything, she is extremely shy around big groups, but I didn't know about Jo Jo. When I asked her, she was really excited to do something and picked singing. She even picked her own song.

Talent Show from Tiffany on Vimeo.

Ty wanted to sing with her, but Jo Jo held the mic the whole time, so she just stood there. You can see at the end that she grabbed for the mic to do her own song, but they pulled them off. She didn't cry nearly as much as Annie did when she found out that those who participated had a group picture and received a pin that said "I rocked it!" She wouldn't talk to anyone and she cried and whined the whole night. Since then she has decided that at the next talent show, she wants to tell jokes. We'll see about that one. :)
It was a fun night and reminded me how funny kids are.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy Birthday

Today is Dan's birthday. We started by making him breakfast in bed and gave him some cards. We then got ready for the day and opened some presents.

Dan picked where he wanted to eat for lunch and then he had to head to work. I felt a little sad that he had to work, but it was a holiday for him, so we were alright with it. I decided to take a little drive with the crazies to go see him for just a few minutes. We stopped at a dairy queen and luckily he was really close to it, so he met us there and we chatted for a bit. It was fun to see him while he was working.
We have a little more celebrating to do tomorrow.

Dan, I love you so much and I'm so thankful for everything you do with and for our family. I hope that you had a somewhat decent birthday. I love you so much!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I love this little girl so much.

(I think it is time for new photos. This was taken almost two years ago. I'm a SLACKER!!!)
She is so funny and loves to make people laugh.
She is very sweet--most of the time.
She is shy around people she doesn't know and big groups.
She is SO excited for school to start.
She is awesome on her bike.
She is growing up too fast.
I love this girlie so very much.

The past couple of months she has been going back and forth with wanting to cut her hair and leaving it long. Well today she told me she really wanted it cut and so we finally did it.

Not so sure what she was up to, but Ty had fun taking her picture.

I was actually a little sad to cut off her gorgeous hair.


She loves it and is always touching it.
And since she was growing her bangs out, you will all once again be able to tell her and Jo Jo apart. Well until Jo Jo decides she wants short hair. :) And at that point you should just know who is who--they are not identical.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Exciting News

I was on the Ellen show and got called on to play a game. Well after the game and the show was over Ellen came up to me and told me that she would like me to take her place when she is done. She told me that she wanted a new face and that I was hilarious. I couldn't have been happier and more excited.

And then I woke up.

P.S. This was an awesome dream because I usually have dreams that are completely disturbing or freaky. Even Dan was excited that I had a good dream instead of a bad one.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 5 thru 7

Monday we headed out for our next adventure--Mammoth Creek. Brandy's parents have a cabin up there and so we went to stay for a couple of days. The way there was pretty fun with white out conditions on part of the road, but we made it safe and sound and had a blast. There was a lot of snow and the crazies enjoyed every minute of it.
We got all bundled up

Built a snowman

Ate flavored snow

Played in the snow and went sledding

Sledding from Tiffany on Vimeo.

Sledding from Tiffany on Vimeo.

This one shows our pulley system. Only Ty was able to receive0
the ride up. I don't think that the girls minded though, they had fun walking all over in the snow.

Sledding from Tiffany on Vimeo.

There was only one incident involving Brandy's Mom and a tree, luckily it wasn't more serious than a broken bone and some bruises.

While we were inside the girls did a lot of swinging on this chair

Having fun with dominos

And relaxing

On our way home we were able to see this gorgeous view

It was so nice to take the vacation, but as always it was wonderful to get home. I'm already wanting to take another vacation.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day 1 thru 4

Thursday morning we left for a fun filled week with family in Utah. Our first stop was in St. George for a picnic lunch. The girls are always so excited for picnics, so we had a good time. We then went on our way to Delta. I didn't get any pics while we were there, but we had fun with the family there. It is always sad to stay for a short amount of time, but we had a lot of things to do. We got there Thursday afternoon and left Friday afternoon. When we got to Orem, we visited some of Dans old co-workers. It was fun to see them. Our next stop was to the Skene house where we hung out and ate some yummy pizza and we were finally able to meet our new nephew.
We stayed at Jenna's and the crazies had a ball playing with Miss Z.
Sunday we went to the blessing and had some yummy lunch. We attempted to get a family pic, but this is what we got...
Jo Jo's face is priceless.

Annie kept watch on Jo Jo.

Ty took this picture. She is getting better-- she got something besides the floor or ceiling.

Grandma and Grandpa with almost all of their grandkids.

For dinner we were able to go over to Ryan's house. We had a lot of fun. A Del Taco loves to play Ring Around the Rosies and suckered Dan and I into playing with her for a bit. All the kids joined in and we had a lot of fun. After Dan and I had had enough we told the girls to play and for some reason they all split up into pairs and played. It was pretty funny.

Jo Jo and Annie had fun watching A Del Taco play with the phone (which by the way she is awesome with).

Jenna likes to suffocate Mr. Z.

The girls still have fun sleeping all over each other.

We had a fun time in Millard and Utah County. More to come!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Not much, but....

It has been well over a year since we have had it, but I guess Dan couldn't handle it anymore. He broke down and got cable. The crazies LOVE watching cartoons in the morning.

We were able to get a new couch with our tax refund. We needed it SO bad. You know you have a crappy couch when your parents (who are visiting) fight over the comfy recliner chair every time they sit down. Oh and it was like 60% off because of Presidents Day. Right on!

I have hit the halfway mark! 20 weeks and I am pretty sure than I am more uncomfortable now than I was with the other two pregnancies at the end. This just might be a very long pregnancy.

By the way, we are NOT finding out what we are having. I think it is more fun that way.

Dan felt the baby move for the first time.

The crazies have been spending a lot of time in time out lately.

Went to the Dentist today...I have to get a root canal tomorrow (by a specialist--it is bad). I am not extremely excited about it. Then after that I have to go back in to my dentist to get a crown.

Dan won't be around tomorrow, so for both appointments I have to find babysitters. Thank heavens for family and friends.

Ty can count to thirteen all by herself. She also loves being our little baby. She likes to talk baby talk and lay in our arms and get rocked.

Life seems to be a little crazy, dull, overwhelming, happy, tiring, and exciting, but I wouldn't have it any other way.