Thursday, May 29, 2008

Want a New Blog Design

My friend found the coolest blog site! It's really easy to use and I didn't have any trouble with things erasing! Check it out at www.leeloublogs.blogspot.com

Got Tagged!!

A to Z about me
A- Attached or Single?Attached
B-Best Friend? My Sister
C-Cake or pie? Pie (strawberry rhubarb)
D-Day of choice? Saturday, It is our family day, Dereck has it off.
E-Essential Item? Diaper bag, I would be in big trouble if I forgot that.
F-Favorite color? Light green, yellow, and Orange
G-Gummy bears or worms? Gummy worms
H-Home town? Sumner, WA
I-Favorite indulgence? My Dads Cherry Cheesecake or his Mississippi Mudd. They are so good.
J-January or July? July
K-Kids? Two boys and a Girl in June.
L-Life isn't complete without? My family
M-Marriage date? August 17th
N-Number of brothers and sisters? Two brothers, and One Sister
O-Oranges or Apples? Both
P-Phobias? I cannot stand mice or rats they creep me out. I had a bad experience at Girls Camp and Grandmas House. I also don't like Ants. Another Girls camp Story.
Q-Quote? We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and be quiet. Phyllis Diller
R-Reasons to smile? That I am going to have a little girl soon.
S-Season of choice? Summer
T-Tag 3 people: Jessica, Nicole, and Candice
U-Unknown fact about me? I love the outdoors, camping, and Hiking.
V-Vegetable? Asparagus
W-Worst habit? Saying "you stupid driver" to someone that cuts me off, Tate now says it so It is now a really bad habit that I need to stop. I just don't think at that moment, then I remember that Tate is in the back seat.
X-X-ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound
Y-Your favorite food? I love the Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Bowl at Applebees. Yum, Yum.
Z-Zodiac sign: Aries

T-Ball Pictures 2008

Here are Colby's T-Ball pictures.


The Grizzly Bears

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

29 Days Left!!!

So I really don't like this stage of my pregnancy. Today I am very uncomfortable and I feel Huge. It always seems like the last month just drags on. I hate that I have to go to the bathroom so many times during the day. I seemed a little snappy at the boys this morning. I don't mean to be. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. I think I am going to take a bath and try to relax a little cause that always makes me feel better, Hey I might even shave my legs if I am feeling like it.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Suprise Seaside Trip!!!

So my sister some how got 3 days at Seaside and invited us to come because the condo that they got were big enough for our 2 family's. Isn't that so nice of her. So we got a surprise vacation. We didn't tell the kids and just drove 3 hours and since Colby is really good at sounding out words he read on one of the signs "SEASIDE" and just freaked out. We have gone there every year but we hadn't planned on going this year. So it was a very nice and much needed vacation.


This was their favorite Part, running from the waves.


Tate playing pool with daddy.


He decided it was much easier to get on the table and
put the balls in the pocket by hand.
Which makes sense to me.

Colby and Dad riding bumper cars.


Tate is ready to go Swimming! He put on those goggles all by himself.
Yes they are upside down.

Caytlynn, Colby, Tate, Chloe, and Kennedy


Our Sweet Family


The Boys in front of the Lewis and Clark Statue.


Kids on the beach.


I have no clue what I was thinking to put a
bathing suit on being almost 9 months pregnant but hey I wanted to swim too.


Daddy and the boys in the Hot Tub.
This was there favorite part of swimming.


Little Train Ride in town.


We had to stop and get Salt water Taffy and of course Ice cream.

Daddy and Tate Building a Sand castle.

I think we wore them out because they both slept 2 1/2 hours on the way home.

Colbys First Field Trip!!!




Colby And Jaden

Colby, Jaden, and Jarom

His facial expressions just crack me up, He just acts so silly when he is with his friends.
We had a great time at the zoo, It was nice not to have Tate there otherwise I think I would have lost my mind.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Colbys Class Picture!!!

Colby's Kindergarten Picture.
He is the boy in the red shirt.
So since we are having a girl I wanted to have a more girlie car seat but Dereck and I really didnt want to go and buy another one so I decided to use some extra fabric my mom had and redo it. I really had no clue what I was doing, But I think I did a pretty good job considering I am just as basic as you can get in sewing.


This was Colbys and Tates Car Seat before...


And this is it After...



Monday, May 19, 2008

Wild Hogs!!!


So my Dad came over to visit today and my boys just love it when he comes on his bike cause he lets them sit and play on it. It's so funny, every time Tate sees someone on a motorcycle he says thats Grandpa. They love there Grandpa.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Fun in the Sun!!!!

So the last 2 days have been hot hot hot, especially for me being pregnant, we have had temperatures up close to the 90's. So we have been out in the sun alot. And it has been a pretty busy weekend.
Colby and Dereck started off the weekend with a father-son Camp out, then straight from the camp out Colby had another T-ball Game, we went to play at the park for 2 hours, went to Dairy Queen to cool off and then went to a ward Auction to help out YW and YM for Camp. We bid on 2 evenings of babysitting for $30 and 2 hours of home repair for $50, and got them both.

It has been a fun but busy weekend for us. I do love the sun, but hate it when my house is 85 Degrees, At least our basement is done, It feels like it has AC down there that is where we spent most of our time.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Crazy Hair Day!!!



So Colby decided he wanted an afro for crazy hair day. I was so surprised how long his hair really is It makes his head look 3 times bigger. Dereck and I got a giggle from it.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Is it Done Yet!!!

So since we have moved into this house almost three years ago we have been working on our basement. I am sorry I don't have any before pictures, I wasn't thinking. But let me tell you what it looked like... It had insulation hanging down from the ceiling with all kinds of spiders and other stuff I do not want to mention, It smelt Terrible and the ground was very dirty. It was absolutely unfinished. Well I would try to avoid not going down there, But I had too because my washer and dryer were located down there, I would honestly run there and back trying to dodge the spider webs, and just get done with that stuff as fast as possible.

Well I am so happy to say that it is livable now, we got our carpet installed about 2 weeks ago. So now we have an extra 900 Square feet added on to our house. We have a entertainment room, an office, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a finished laundry room.

I was amazed at what my husband can do, he honestly had no clue what he was doing but thanks to the home depot easy as 123 book and family members and some people in our ward that let us use there tools, we were able to do it all ourselves, but we did have the carpet installed. We still have a few minor things to do like paint somethings and decorate which is my favorite part. So here are the Pictures.

Bottoms Up!!


It just goes to show you that my son can fall asleep any where.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Last Day at Work!

So today was my last day at work. I am very happy but kinda sad at the same time because I have been here for so long. My Boss is still trying to talk me into going down to Vegas next year just to train the manager and employees he will be hiring. I haven't decided yet, I will just have to see when that time comes. I am really excited to have all this time with my kids now and not have to worry about work.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day!!!




A Mother has so many things to do,
From washing, ironing, cleaning to tying a shoe.
She scrubs, she mends, she cooks and sews,
She bathes the children and washes their clothes.
When they forget to wash their faces clean,
And their clothes are the muddiest you've ever seen,
Who repairs the clothes and scrubs them like new?
Of course, that is what a Mother will do.

Who becomes the doctor or the nurse when they are ill,
Applying a bandage or giving them a pill?
Who becomes a teacher when a child has homework?
She must never her duty shirk.
Who becomes a detective to find a toy or a book?
For missing things she must look and look?
Who becomes a listner to every heartache,
To every accompolishment that a child makes?
Who scolds their children when they are naughty,
Or remind them of God when they are to haughty?
Who tends her family with love and patience, too?
Of course that is what a Mother will do.
- Unknown

I wish you all a Happy Mothers Day!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Today is my moms Birthday and I wanted to tell everyone how much she means to me. She is one of the most creative people I know. I remember when I was 6 or 7 , she put together these fun cooking classes for my friend and I and we would do it every Saturday, This is just one of the MANY creative things she did for me, I hope my kids will appreciate me the way I appreciated my mom for doing those fun things with us.

She is a very caring person, As most of you
know she is a Clown, I think that is so much
fun to say that my mom is a clown, I mean who
gets to say that. Anyways, She goes to the hospital on Tuesdays and meets with the little cancer patients, she really brightens up those
kids and makes them laugh with her funny saying " I picked my nose today, did you pick your nose." When ever I was sick my mom was there, The first picture is of me when I got my appendix out. She was there for all of my kids births and will be here for the one soon to come, when ever I was feeling down or was worried about things going on in my life she was always there to give me encouragement, and she would always have the best advise. She is one of my best friends. I love her so much, and I hope she has a great Birthday.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My First Tag!!

I've been tagged!

A: The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B: Each player answers the questions about themselves
C: At the end of the post, the player then tags 3 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago...
I was a Junior at Sumner High School, Trying to get up and go to Seminary, I was working, and I loved driving my little Blue Chevy Cavalier.

2. What was on my to-do list for today?
Get my kids fed, fold the laundry, do the dishes, I had to go to Work for an hour to fire someone, Went and got a pedicure with my sister( My mom gave us a gift for mothers day and she watched the kids, it was soo relaxing), pick Colby up from school, make dinner, clean up dog doodoo outside, Help Colby with his homework, Make Birthday cards for my mom with the boys, Family scripture study, and thats it. I did everything except the Dishes. I wish I had a dish washer.

3. What would I do if I suddenly became a billionaire?
I would first pay my tithing, Go to Tanzania and build a nice house for My mother in law, and build one right next to it so that we can go and visit all the time and have a place to stay, also we would get a Land Rover so we could travel on those ruff roads (Thats Dereck's Favorite Car). Definitely help out all of my family members on my side and my husbands, Help out the charity down in Tanzania for Children with Malaria or Aids. And invest the rest.

4. 3 Bad habits...
1) If I know someone is coming over even if I know they might not come in to my house I have to clean my kitchen and living room. Whether it is just throwing the pile of cloths that is sitting on my couch into the boys room as long as those too rooms are clean I can be at peace. I know, I am ashamed of myself but I cant help it.
2) I love Reese's peanut butter cups, They are a weakness.
3) And, I love POPPING my husbands Zits (I know its sick, but I just do)

5. Places I have lived.....
Washington and Idaho.

6. Places I have worked...
I was a park attendant, worked at a movie theater, worked at a fabric Store called Calico Cat, I was a Lunch lady in College, I worked as a teachers Assistant with a Autistic Boy in Sugar City for 2 years while I was going to College, And then I worked at a Tanning Salon for 6 Years as a Manager and have Opened 2 different locations, And I have turned in my notice and will be done working there in one week, Yeah. Stay at home mom here I come.

7. 3 Things people don't know about me....
1) I have been to 5 different Country's.
2) I was in a snow shoe race in Leavenworth and King 5 news was there and I tripped and fell and almost slid into the camera man, They showed it on the 5 O'clock news that night, But hey I won the snow shoe race.
3) I wake up at 6 am every morning I just cant seem to sleep in. As soon as it gets light outside I am awake.

I Tag Sonja, Honor, Mashel

Friday, May 2, 2008

Potty AdviceWanted!

So we have been trying to Potty Train Tate for the last week and today Just confirms that it is not going to well. He was sitting on my lap while I was on the computer and we were watching this cute little Song that Elmo's dad sings to him about Potty Time (its on You Tube and is really cute) and then I felt something warm all over my lap. Yes, he peed all over my lap. So I thought I would come to my friends and ask for some advice. I do know he is ready because as soon as he pees or poops he wants me to change his diaper. So what are some good ways you have potty trained your kids? I would love to know.

Pajama Day!!!


Colby had Pajama Day today,
he was so excited to wear them to school.
But I think he is more excited for the
CRAZY HAIR
day that is coming up in 2 weeks.
We have something so funny Planned.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

American Idol Results!!!


I am so sad that Brooke White got Voted off
American Idol last night, She was my Favorite,
she just seems so down to earth and real.
I just hope that next week Jason Castro with
the dreadlocks will get the boot, I cant stand him.

Colbys School Music Program

Colby had his 1st School Music Program on Tuesday,
The Music Program was Titled "3 of a Kind",
he was one of the Wise men, and even had 4 lines to say,
Of course he didn't remember what we had
been practicing for the last 2 weeks, But who could blame him,
the gym was packed with parents and I think he was a little nervous.
They did have someone up there helping them with there lines.
He really did a good job and he had fun.



This is Colby's Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Tarver,
He sure does enjoy having her as a Teacher,
She is going to be teaching 1st grade next year,
And we are so excited and hoping to get him in her class.