Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy New Year To You!

Having too much fun in Boise.

Will post soon!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Elf, Elf, Baby!

So I had to elf my babies. Click here!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Morning Ritual

Do you ever wonder what it is like to be sung to by a choir of angels every morning as you get up?

All right, so maybe the "choir" is more like a trio and "angels" are a Mom or Dad (oh yes, Scott likes to sing too) and a couple of little girls who sometimes have some not so angelic tendencies, but I don't think you hear Beck complaining! In fact, he usually "sings" along with squeals of happiness. As Scott has pointed out, "He definitely doesn't get his morning personality from me."

Oh Christmas Tree!

I learned that beauty on the inside can apply to Christmas trees too.

This year was the first year I turned the decorating of the tree completely over to my kids. Yes, most of the ornaments are placed from the waste down. And yes, you will find four ornaments clumped together in some spots and big empty spaces in others. But every time I look at our tree this year, I can't help but smile because in my mind these happy faces adorn the tree too.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

I Married The QB

A friend of mine in the ward sent me these videos of Scott at this year's Turkey Bowl.

Ah yes, the Turkey Bowl. Where the youngsters wish they were ten years older and twently pounds heavier. And the oldies wish they were ten years younger and twenty pounds lighter.

He totally scored a touchdown there.

A Kindergarten Production

"Welcome to the Kindergarten Production. Thank you for coming and enjoy the show!"

"The best Thanksgiving play presented by the kindergarteners."

26 letters, 26 words for each letter, 26 lines for each word for each letter.

Morgan followed the kid who shouted " 'B' Big". Her line was, "They sailed on a BIG ship called the Mayflower."

However, if you watched her, she mouthed every line of the play and was the only one who knew when the 'G' boy got his line wrong.

Later she recited the entire play for me again, and again, and again. She just walked in on me writing this post and started it all over again, and again, and again.

By the way, if you want to know the line is "They GATHERED seeds and berries to eat." And it was Zachary, "not my Zachary but the one in Mrs. Ucker's class" who got it wrong.

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So Good, It's Dreamy

Some might say my cooking is boring. I like to think it is so good and they have eaten so much, it puts them in such a state of yummy bliss that they need nothing more than to fall asleep.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

My Comment Picture

Buttons Are Thankful

In no particular order

That we are a family . holidays . the park . glitter . food . Jesus didn't die . work . daddy . girls . us . napkins . my mom that cooks food we can eat. toys . a bed so we don't have to sleep on the floor . school . spring . baths . showers because they are fast . teachers . restrooms so we don't pee on the floor . play with toys at school . Beck . cups . Jesus . jackets . my clothes don't fall off . jewels . healthy bodies . Holy Ghost . my reading buddy . animals . salt . bubbles I can pop . cozy . Ms. Jeanette . fruits and vegetables . house . drawers and cupboards so our house doesn't look messy . halloween candy . that Jesus made the earth . spoons, forks, and knives so we don't have to eat, cut, and scoop with our hands . holiday decorations . Thanksgiving . friends . Christmas . my birthday . pumpkins . Fourth of July . dinner . nail polish . knives so we don't have to cut with our forks . pictures so our house doesn't look sloppy .

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Tricks and Treats

A bumble-bee, his favorite flower, an indian, and a bride walk into a bar....just kidding! (that's my little trick) Actually, they had a great time together at all the Halloween festivities.

Ellen and Kelley came with me to the ward's Trunk-or-Treat. They said they were coming to help because Scott was out of town, but really I think they just wanted an excuse to dress up.

When it came time to trick-or-treat we went with some very good friends of ours. My favorite part of the night was watching the little yellow duck. Being the youngest he was trying to keep up with the big kids all night. Almost always a house behind he would get his candy and as he was running away to the next house he would yell, "THANK YOU!!" Sometimes he would see the older kids two houses ahead, wanting to catch up he would skip a house, then realizing he just missed out on a piece of candy he would go back.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Disneyland With The Schultz's

Sometimes, after you haven't seen someone for almost two and a half years, the first time you see them you expect it to be maybe a little awkward at least until you warm up to each other. Well, not with the Schultz's. After the screams of excitement died down, the hugs hello let go, and the tears of joy dried up it was like they had never left. We were so lucky to be able to spend so much time with Schultz's on their jam-packed trip. I loved how the cousins played so well and got to know each other. I don't think our visit could have been any better. I loved having my sister around, her four kids, and of course Chip. We had such a great time!! The only bad thing about having our time together be so wonderful is you miss them that much more when they are gone again. We love you guys!! And here are just a few memories from our day at Disneyland together.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Gimmee an 'M'!

Morgan participated in a week long cheer leading camp at her future high school. She practiced with the high school girls for three days, two hours each day. Then, she got to cheer at a varsity football game. Morgan had such a good time. My favorite was instead of yelling, "GO MARINERS!" she was cheering for "GOOD MANNERS!" Hey, I'm glad she is such a fan of good etiquette.



The cheerleader's cheerleaders.

This is her doing her toe-touch, and after every cheer they have to show "spirit".

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Kendall's Pumpkin Patch

Kendall had a fieldtrip with her school to the pumpkin patch. And from the rides to face painting to the bounce house, she had the most fun!

I love this picture. She was so excited to go through "the pumpkin graveyard" all by herself and came out yelling, "I did it!"
"So Beck, what did you think of the Pumpkin Patch?" "I liked it, but...
"'ve seen one pumpkin, you've seen them all."

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It's All About Beck

I'm sure these are things only the mother appreciates but some of the little traits in this video I just love about my baby. I love how he sucks on his two fingers. I love how he almost gags himself doing so. I love when he spots the camera he gets his "got to have it face" including big eyes and pursed lips. And my favorite part that makes my frown turn upside down any day is when he looks over the camera, sees his mommy, and grins from ear to ear. I just love him.

And below, are the many faces of Beck. This is for all but mostly for those of you who aren't able to see him as often (or at all) as we would all like.

I love him. Have I said that yet?
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Superman Sews!

What? Superman Sews? What did he sew? I can't imagine him sewing anything!

No, Superman doesn't sew. But just as you were amazed to hear Superman sews, you should be equally amazed to hear my sister Ellen sewed! And she made two adorable baby "cozies" and matching burp cloths. I am just so proud of her for sticking with it I had post it!