Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

The boys got new jammies from Grandma & Grandpa.The twins love having there own buzz and woody.
Now we have 3 woody's, 3 buzzes and 3 toy story remote control cars.
Jakub walked up to Grandma and said "Merry Christmas (pause) to me"
I love baby Elle! I am going to miss her so much!
We missed John tonight. I need to get one more boy to sleep then play Santa! Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


John came home for the last time before the big move. Faraway Grandma picked him up at the airport and brought him up for J's Christmas piano recital on Friday night. J did a wonderful job playing his "Joy to the World" song. We are really going to miss JoRene. She has been a great teacher for J. I hope we can find another good one when we get to California.
On Saturday we attended the annual Little Star Party that Great Grandma has every Christmas Season. The weather was bad but we made it to the party just in time for the little star story. Saturday night we celebrated Christmas at Grandma and Grandpas. James and Jakub got a tomas the train set,a tent and Church outfits. J got a DS game and a church outfit. They were all very happy.
Thanks Grandma and Grandpa! WE LOVE YOU!
Monday we took J for a check up with the Urologist. He recommended we find a good Pediatrician in California and told us about the Children's Hospital in Fresno. I am nervous about changing Dr's but it is part of the moving process. Dr. Nelson has been so good with J. He pushed the testing and surgery to remove J's kidney. What a blessing it has been to have him keeping a close eye on J for over 2 years now.
We stopped at Temple Square before leaving SLC to show the boys around the visitor centers. What a great spirit! John and I were married in this temple almost 11 years ago. What a blessing it is to be an Eternal Family. I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I know He died for me and He lives today. When we pray, He hears and answers us. My testimony has been strengthened through this process of taking the job in California and moving forward with getting our family under the same roof again. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only True Church on the earth today. My your Holiday Season be full of His Love. I love you all!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Baby Shower

My Baby Brother and Sister in Law are not due to have their first until March but I really wanted to have a shower before I moved so we did. We met at Iggy's and had a great time.
I made this really cute diaper cake. When J saw it he said. "Oh man, Mom why can't you make a really cake that big for me"
The fried cheese cake was so yummy.
Here are all us girls in the family. When the baby girl comes in March we will to totally even with boys and girls.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Dear Santa.....

Someone help. I got a new camera and I never had a problem with my old one, putting pictures from the memory card to the blog. How do I rotate this picture?

We went to the Library to see Santa. This year Jakub was nervous and James not so much. (Just opposite of last year)
J could not think of anything when Santa asked J what he wanted for Christmas. But then he sat down and wrote a letter.....
Dear Santa I have been very good. I would like a new video game

(that message was all on one line, but there was not room for the period on that line so he put it to the next)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

John came home for Thanksgiving

John left for California in September. It was so great to having him home for a few days at Thansgiving. The boys hadn't seen him for over 10 weeks. Of course the boys went to bed without a fight for Dad. I have struggled with bedtime and am very excited to get moved so I don't have to do it alone anymore.

Grandpa and dad hung Christmas lights, while Grandma and the boys made a snowman. We walked down the street to a neighbors house that is decked out with lights. We ended up down there several nights during our stay.

The whole family got together for FHE on Saturday. We had a great time seeing the new baby cousins and making gingerbread houses.
On Sunday we said good bye again but John will be back in a few weeks for a family Christmas party and then we will be moving down after Christmas. YAY!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Remind me never to make sugar cookies again.

I attempted to make turkey sugar cookies with the boys. I am so glad I did it with my mom and sister or I wouldn't have survived. The boys and Taylor had a great time but it took a long time and what a mess. What made it even worse was James made a mess when the flour and then peed in it. He has decided he doesn't like clothes and has been potty training himself. For the most part he doesn't have accidents when it comes to peeing. But pooping is another story. I will spare you the details. Anyway.......Gotta run John comes home for Thanksgiving in 54 hours. I haven't seen him for 32 days and the kids haven't seen him since Sept 14th. He is closing on the house in California next week....On Dec 26th the boys and I will move out to California. My mom and Aunt Ina have offered to come make the drive with us. I am very excited to have them with me for a few days to get us settled.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

J started carving his pumpkin this afternoon but Grandma and James ended up finishing it.
James was having a great day until I put the costume on him then he screamed. Grandpa saved him and took it off.

Jakub thought it was fun to have Grandpa be a dog too.
When the girls came over I got a picture. James was at least touching the costume at this point.

Finally I was able to get it on and he wore it the rest of the night.

Now if we could just settle down from the sugar rush......

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I love weekends

On Friday before Far Away Grandma got home from School I took pictures of the boys in the back yard.

At 3 I left with my friend Ang for the cabin. I got all caught up on my scrapbook and I really enjoyed time with my friends that I only see every 6 months.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

All most perfect weekend

We had a baby shower for Megan on Saturday. It was so much fun to have all the girls together. After the shower we went to the corn maze. My boys had a blast. JOHN.....WE MISSED YOU!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


John picked me up at the airport in Oakland on Sunday, then we drove out the San Francisco for the afternoon.

We took a boat out to alcatraz. You can see the golden gate bridge.

My favorite part was probably just walking around the beautiful island holding John's hand. It was really great to be together and just visit with out the phone and 600 miles between us.

Friday, September 25, 2009

wishing, hoping, thinking, praying

We are down to 7 more sleeps in our house. We offered on a house in Cali but we were not picked, so we are still looking.
The boys and I are packing and trying to have a little fun too.
It has been fun having web cam so we can talk to John in the evenings. We try to have family prayer together. The family hug has proved to be a challenge, but the boys get a kick out of John trying to hug them through the computer.

The walls are bare, but it is hard to get to depressed with these to silly monkeys always making me laugh. Now that the dolls have been packed up the boys think this is a fun place to climb in.

James gave up on helping me pack or rather empty boxes....I found him a few minutes later on the bottom stair sleeping.