Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pepto-bismol ?

So I went a little crazy on the pink. But hey I deserve it after 8 years of blue.
I have been given orders to take it easy. When I do to much (OUCH) I have to slow myself down. Thanks to the Dr. I have focused on getting some scrap booking caught up. I finished the 2009 scrapbook and I would really like to get the 2010 book done before the baby comes. But what about the kitchen long can it go without being mopped?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The boys

Today is graduation day for the boys. Next Sunday J will be in Sr. Primary and the twins will be sunbeams.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

We had a rough start to the morning James was coughing all night and Jakub woke up with a fever so we rested all morning then drugged up the kids with Tylonal and vapor rub and were off to the movies. We saw Tangled and then went out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse. (Thanks to Johns work for paying, That was his Christmas bonus. Take your family to dinner) I love when someone else cooks, cleans up, and pays.
On the way home James started sleeping. We walked in the house and handed them all the present from Grandma S. She has been so excited for the boys to open the gifts she sent in a package last week. They were the perfect keep the boys awake gifts. Legos. A huge favorite at our house.
After an hour of playing the boys opened there new PJ's. Mario! Another favorite with 3 (make that 4) boys in the house.
John read the Christmas story and we talked about the true meaning of Christmas. James and Jakub new the story very well after acting out the play for their Joy School Program. Jakub leaned over to me before Joseph and Mary even got to Bethlehem and said "No Room, Mom, there was No Room" Then when the part about the shepherds came James told us that an Angel visited them.
After Family Prayer and before bed Jakub put out Pecan Pie and Pie crust cookies for Santa. The pie bubbled over and made a huge mess of my oven but it tastes good and the boys think Santa will like it.

Now the boys are all in bed sleeping and I am sitting here reflecting on Christmas' past. My dad left me a message this morning saying I could have the day off tomorrow and he would cover the cow milking. Christmas was the one day my brother Scott and I would wake up extra early and sneak out of the house to get to the barn and milk the cows. We always hoped we could get done and home back in bed before anyone noticed. This Christmas my brother is away from his family fighting for our freedoms. Please pray for the soldiers and their families. Be grateful. We are truly a very blessed people.

(time to play Santa!) Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Friday, December 10, 2010


James was jumping on my bed this morning and when he fell his head hit the headboard he got a huge cut. I got the bleeding stopped and called Kristie to come calm me down and confirm my fear that I needed to take him in to the Dr. I love Dr. Jones....she got us right in. James didn't cry when the nurse cleaned it out, he didn't cry when he got the shot to numb it, and he was so brave just squeezing my hand while the three staples went in.
I was super excited to pick a prize from the treasure chest and even got stickers to for being so tough. And he really wanted me to take a picture of him making a silly face before leaving the dr. office. What a kid!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New rooms

We have no more toy room. It is now J's room and he is excited for the lock on his door to keep out his brothers. We put a fresh coat of paint on the walls and J now has a new desk to do homework on. The twins were still in the cribs that we had turned into toddler beds. Now they have bunk beds. It has been the new favorite toy at our house. Most often it acts as a pirate ship. Grandma S. made these super cute levi quilts to go on the twins bed.
Now it's time to get some pink on the walls and get ready for this baby girl to come. I am 31 weeks pregnant now and enjoying every kick. But I am not loving the backaches, heartburn, hip pain, numb hands, ...... I think pregnancy is harder the older you get.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Family Pictures

It was FREEZING! A big thanks to Chelsie for coming to Idaho and taking pictures for us. Check out her blog for a few more

Friday, November 19, 2010

We miss you, Great Grandma

I feel so blessed to have known each one of Johns Grandparents. Last Friday Grandma passed away. She has been talking about being with Grandpa for almost 9 years. She has really missed him since he died. My favorite memories are the times John and I spent in St. George with Grandma and Grandpa. I remember everynight kneeling by their bed for prayer. If it was Grandpas turn to pray Grandma also coached him on what to say just like I do with my 3 year olds now. She always made sure each of her children and grandchildren where prayed for. She had a strong testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I will miss my visits with Grandma. We always shared tears when we talked. I could feel of her love for me each time we were together. She always treated me like I was one of her own.

Jay ended up with the flu on the morning of the funeral so I ended up running back and forth to be with him and with John and the funeral. The boys and I didn't make it up to the grave site so we drove up today to see. I have a picture of Jay with his dad and grandpa by in this exact spot about 8 years ago. You see when Grandpa died I was about 6 months pregnant with Jay. I remember Grandpa holding my hand after his stroke and listening to me talk about Jay and how he was going to carry on the family name and be the IV. Now here I am 6 months pregnant with a baby girl when Grandma dies.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Joy School

Today the boys had a Halloween Program at Pre-School. James was Buzz and Jakub Woody. They love being with their friends at joy school and ask everyday if they can go.

Big Joy comes from Small Packages

We have been flooded by love from Family the last few weeks. My boys have found great joy in watching for the UPS man and also the Mail man. They have gotten fish crackers, pez, flashing lights to wear around there necks, Dracula teeth, Halloween cards, and candy. Baby Jessie even got a surprise.....2 blankets and her first doll. THANKS to the Grandma's and Grandpa's for send us love from faraway this Halloween season.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Good thing I am a Mary Kay consultant, or I would be even more upset.

Jakub did actually get some mascara on his long eyelashes.

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Calling!

The Sunday before Conference was our Primary Program. I teach the 5 year olds and I was excited to see them do so well. After Sacrament Meeting Bro. Pace asked John if he could talk to him. I didn't think anything of it I just hurried to the Primary Room. On my way to class after Sharing time Bro. Pace stopped me and asked if we could meet after church. "OK" Now I was feeling the pit in my stomach. Now here I sit 2 weeks later the new Primary President. I am nervous but excited. I am looking for any advice you can share with me. I need the perspective of other Presidency members, teachers, parents, ward members, anyone. What works and what doesn't?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chabot Space and Science Center

We spent Saturday morning going through the Chabot Space and Science Center located in Oakland. We started by seeing a film about astronaut training.

During our tour, J commented several times how much he loves science and wants to be an astronaut.
We think J would make a great astronaut. So would Jakub.
All three boys had a great time getting to see what it would be like to be an astronaut with some cool hands-on displays.

Friday, September 3, 2010


What did you do for FHE this week? At our house Dad cames home with a car full of boxes on Monday afternoon. A guy at work gave him Guitar Hero because he didn't play it anymore. The boys were thrilled. All 4 of them enjoyed jamming out.

So what was the spiritual lesson for FHE?

On Tuesday Joy School started. And the first house on the schedule was ours! These boys were excited to have their friends over for school. But throughout the whole day I kept trying to get Jakub to stay with the group and be a part of school. His comment was "this is not school mom" Well it might take sometime for him to get use to the idea of me being his teacher. Maybe the next 6 weeks as he travels to other houses he will get the spirit of Joy School.
I look forward to a 2 hours to myself, 2 days a week. Most of that time will be filled with Dr. appointments and hopefully some scrap booking.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

3 weeks of playtime

Jay got to ride in Grandpas car.
We spent a day visiting the Childrens Museum.
The favorite section for all the boys was Castle. They all loved dressing up and putting on plays with Grandma.

We celebrated Bin's Birthday at the pool.

We were able to have cake and ice cream with Great Grandma for her birthday too.
My siblings and spouses all got together for dinner one night. Lucky for me my baby brother and sister-in-law came with my niece that I hadn't met yet. I missed John extra that night.

We got all 10 grandkids together at the zoo. Grandma loved every second of it. We enjoyed a hospital carnival, and visiting my grandma (another great-grandma)
This is only a small glimpse of the many things we did. Thanks to everyone that made our vacation so much fun. I enjoyed all the visits I had with family and friends. I was good to go back and see everyone but I have to say it is good to be home.
This last picture shows how worn Jakub was one night. He fell to sleep on my moms tile floor.

One more thing..... to any of you out in the blogging world that haven't heard yet. #4 will be joining our family in February. We are super excited.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Jay is in Idaho!

Jay has been having none stop fun this last week with Grandma and Grandpa. My mom said he was so tired on Sunday that he slept during Sacrament meeting.
Jay helped Grandpa retire a flag and put up a new one. He remembered what he learned at scout camp the week before and told Grandpa how to fold the flag, and what to do with it.

Jay got a good lesson in how to move pipe. I might have to ship him to Idaho every summer to work with Grandpa.

Grandpa doesn't just work he loves to play. Jay loved the Jeep ride with G and G.
He enjoyed the sand box, which he turned into a mud box.
Jay went with Grandma and a some cousins in Toy Story 3D.
They even took a few minutes to visit Great Grandma. You are a lucky boy JAY! We miss you!