Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I am feeling like I need to prepare myself for something. But how in the world do you prepare yourself for who knows what? I am pretty sure it isn't food storage preparedness that I am feeling (although I am trying to get that all taken care of--slowly, but surely). So what other kind of preparedness do I need to accomplish?
Then when I get these feelings, I start to wonder if it is my mind just making me crazy and I can't stop thinking about all the things that could go wrong in life. And then I get mad, because I really HATE thinking about those things and I have to push them out of my mind. But I still have those feelings of getting ready for something. And really, can one truly prepare themselves for a major event? Seriously, sometimes I hate the way my mind works.
I guess I should start working on something. Whatever that something is.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


The girls woke up bright and early this morning. I think Annie came into my room about 6am and asked if she could go see if the Easter bunny came. I told her to go back to bed and then I rolled over and fell back asleep. Of course she didn't and the girls kept coming up with things from their baskets and to tell me that their eggs hatched. Dan went downstairs while I took a shower. Apparently they decided to have fun with the basket filling stuff and Ty thought it was better to just pee in her undies than take a break and use the bathroom. By the time I was downstairs the mess was mostly cleaned up and Ty was in the shower. This is what it looked like when I got down there, but it was WAY worse.

The crazies were so happy to have new dresses, but guess what? Annie's didn't fit her. She was a little disappointed, but in the end was ok with the decision to get it right for next week. Here are my little crazies all dressed up ready for church.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday Fun

I was completely unprepared for Easter this year. Throughout the week I had gone to different stores to try to find dresses. Ya right, I couldn't find anything. If I found something that I would potentially buy, of course there was no size that I needed. I finally found some dresses this morning. I'm not sure how they will look on, so I guess we can only hope that they work.
After shopping we went home to have lunch and do some fun Easter things.
We decorated eggs.

Growing up I made the vanishing marshmallow rolls, but never thought about it being a good object lesson for Easter. I got the idea from some other blog, so I made sure that we did it this year. It worked out really well and the girls were so amazed how the rolls were empty after.

We then had an egg hunt with the eggs that they decorated. Here they are waiting for us to say go.

When they had found all the eggs, we did egg wrestling. Dan won the first round and Annie won the second. They thought that was a fun game and got some good laughs from the crazies.
This has nothing to do with Easter, but it was some good family time. We watched E.T. It had been FOREVER since I had seen this movie. The girls were scared at first (I think Jo Jo almost started crying she was so scared) and then when they realized that he was actually a nice alien, they loved him. They were so excited that he was able to get better and go home. Annie hugged me for a long time, she was so happy.
When it was time for bed the crazies laid out the eggs that they had colored and wait to see if they hatch during the night.
It was a great day and I'm so grateful that I was able to share it with my family.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rough Week

Warning: Not good pictures
About 9am she fell off the couch and landed on the ground and cut her lip. She now has a fat lip.

Around 10am she fell off the couch again, but this time she stopped her fall with her nose and the end of the table.

I wonder if she needs more sleep.

We haven't been having a very good week. It has actually been a very long week and I'm so glad that Dan is off for the next few days. I need a break.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Fun

Our complex had a fun little Easter party for the kids.
There was an Easter egg hunt.

There was food.
And there were games.

Untitled from Tiffany on Vimeo.

Water Balloon Toss from Tiffany on Vimeo.

It was fun to watch the kids try to play the games they had. Not quite getting it yet.
We also walked to the mall and the girls did something that I honestly didn't think they would do.

And they were extremely excited about it!

Friday, April 15, 2011


The girls like to think that they are getting to be brave. They really aren't. Well Jo Jo is getting there--she chased a dog at the park the other day and pet him. That is a big deal in our house. Anyways, Annie told me this morning that she wanted to hold a beetle in her hand. We found one tonight and she was terrified of it. I tried to get her to hold it, but she freaked out and started screaming (so funny). Jo Jo wanted to hold it, but kept coming up with excuses like getting a drink of water, going to the bathroom, telling us a story. (Not sure if I should be worried about all the excuses in the future!)
Here are two videos of our "brave" girls.

Bugs from Tiffany on Vimeo.

Bugs from Tiffany on Vimeo.

On a side note, Ty finally learned how to pedal her tricycle. ALL BY HERSELF!!! YEAH!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

This is My Life

Ty found my permanent marker and decided to have some fun with it.

It also was on her PJ's, Annie's face, and the wall downstairs.

It still isn't out of the carpet. Does anyone know how to get it out?


I really enjoyed conference this weekend. There were a lot of good talks and there were a couple that really hit me. I have a LOT to work on!!
Anyways, the girls did alright through it all.
They got excited every time they saw President Monson.
They had little booklets to do while it was on, which they enjoyed doing.
I don't know why I didn't think of it til later, but when I was growing up we would pull out our sleeping bags and lay in or on those and color, play cards, eat snacks, and whatever else we did, so we pulled out the crazies sleeping bags and they were SO excited.

Since our air conditioner hasn't been working, it is extremely cooler downstairs, so we let the girls sleep down there Saturday night. Let me tell you, anything out of the ordinary makes my very lovely children the happiest crazies in the whole world.

Here are some things that were said during this conference and last conference...

When Elder Oaks talked he mentioned Heaven and Jo Jo got excited and said "Ahhh, he said Heaven. I like him".

Annie-- Being told to sit down and try to pay attention to what the leaders are telling us. "They aren't talking to us. They are talking to the people sitting down." (audience)

Jo Jo saw a picture of the temple and excitedly said "The Temple! The Church is back on the Earth."

Oh how I love my little girls!

Friday, April 1, 2011


When I woke up this morning, I woke Dan up to tell him that I was having contractions. He rolled over and asked me if they hurt. I couldn't believe that he wasn't more worried. Hello I still have 15 weeks left. When I told him that it was just a joke and he ruined it, he was just like "oh".
I guess that just means that I will definitely have to get him next year.
Be afraid Dan, be very afraid! :)

Beautiful Days

We have had some very beautiful weather here and so we took advantage. We spent time at the park, eating outside, trying to get our air conditioner working, swimming, and riding bikes.
We have been trying to get the crazies to learn more soccer, but they only have the attention span of 5 minutes. Actually the last time we went, Jo Jo didn't even kick the ball. She just started doing laps. So hilarious. Here is Ty kicking.

The girls love that it is warm enough that they can eat outside. I just wish our patio was a bit bigger.

I was outside and they came out with left over pizza, because they were "so hungry".

The crazies have been asking and asking to go swimming. The pool is not heated, so I really don't want to go. So I told them that we would go swimming in my tub. They were super excited!!!

Swimming from Tiffany on Vimeo.

And Dan read while the crazies played!

We have been enjoying this nice weather. Now I just need to get the energy to take the kids out. My poor children get stuck inside way too often.