Thursday, April 29, 2010

5 things that I am thankful for today:

  1. My Family... I love the sound of a happy household... singing, laughing, and enjoying each other. It is the best sound ever!
  2. My electric blanket... it was cold this morning!
  3. Meals on wheels... crazy afternoon with people in and out so, it was nice to have something for Grandma :)
  4. Friends.. had a friend bring us chili and homemade rolls for dinner. Yummy!
  5. Alone time with Trav... I LOVE bedtime, it means Trav and I can FINALLY catch up with each other! It is my very most favorite time of the day!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Took the kids to Liberty to see some of their old teachers and friends(they were more excited to go back and visit, then they were to go to Disney Land)
Oh, how we miss Ms. Bonnie, and her kids, and her husband, and cooking, and......

Brayden and his BFF Colby...
Brayden was a LITTLE upset Colby had gotten so tall!
Ha ha ha

As you can tell The Little Miss LOVES these two crazy's,
and they love her!
I don't think she will EVER have better teachers (Mrs. Frampton 1st, Miss Condit 2nd) then they were! Thanks guys!

Brayden and his 5th grade teacher
Mrs. Hamilton

And last but not least... The ONE and ONLY
Mr. Bradley (3rd and 4th grade teacher)
I don't think Brayden will ever look up to, love,and respect a teacher they way he does this guy!!
I am still trying to decide if that is a good or bad thing! Now he comes home and says "well (insert any teacher's name he has had this year) is NO Mr. Bradley that's for sure" and then I get to sit and listen to hundreds of reasons why they just don't measure up.... Gee, thanks
But, really I owe a LOT to ALL of these people (and many more) for their time, patients, love, example, friendship, and respect they have given to my kids.
We truly miss you ALL!!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

The crazy coupon lady... who me??

Since my sweet husband is the only one that gets paid for working in this family.( I say i don't work and Trav always gets upset and tells me I work HARD, I just don't get paid in $$$ for it) I try to do what I can to help make it go further. Well, last week Smiths and Days ( it is like a Payson Market) had great ads, and with a few coupons I got all of this(not pictured is one more apple juice, loaf of bread and another box of life) for $20.38! I know can you believe it? It only took me 35 mins(aprox) and saved me TONS!!! Can't wait to go this week ...they are having another great ad
I got the heads up for these great deals through savvy shopper :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sometimes life gets CRAZY (under statement), and this has been one of those times. At the beginning of this CRAZY year I made a goal that I would be better about taking the time to document our life. Well, as life would have it, I have had one of the craziest beginnings to a year I have EVER experienced! So, translation... I have been a slacker!!! But, I am determined to get back on track.
Taking care of a 90 + year old has proven to be MUCH harder than taking care of a new born. I am not complaining, I LOVE Grandma, but it has been a HUGE adjustment on our little family. I think I may have taken my nice little scheduled life for granted, but fear NOT we have a new not so exact schedule down. I have just given up the idea of ever going to bed before midnight, or sleeping ALL night again :) Other than that we are good to go!
I recently heard this friendly reminder..."You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some of them may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience." Gordon B. Hinckley, 2006
So, I hope you will be hearing from me often (I have set a goal of 3 times a week)Who knows you might even get sick of me.
I know the kids (well mostly Tyler) love to sit at the computer and peruse the blog; they get such a kick out of going over the things we have done... I love to hear them laugh, tease and just enjoy themselves. I hope I NEVER (again) get to busy or lazy to jot down all the things (big, small, happy, sad, good and bad) that make up our life!
Wish me luck :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cali 2010

I tried to put these up one at a time, but it was too big of a pain! So, I decided to just do a slide show instead.
The girls did a really good job clogging; and we had so much fun in all the parks and at the beach. It was fun to have Keri with us and hang out with my family (I consider the Laforett's as part of my family)
I LOVE getting to see and hold all the new babies , and this year we have had a few! The only bummer( that is how Tyler put it) was Aunt Shel wasn’t there, but her husband and some of his family came to watch Tyler dance. We had a good time, but are glad to be home!

Thanks to everyone who came to watch Tyler dance...
I have the best family EVER!!!!