Saturday, January 24, 2009

{Family Scriptures & Prayer}

My Book of Mormon Storybook as told and illustrated by Laura Lee Rostrom......this is a great book to get the younger ones to learn information about the Book of Mormon. We have been reading this in the evenings right before we have family prayer and send the boys to bed. It's been really nice teaching them and learning with them. :-) We all enjoy the way The Mr reads stories. I love watching them all curled up....

PS-I was on the phone with Amanda while The Mr was reading (I know, bad Mommy) & she MADE me take this picture of them cuz she thought it was so cute when I told her what we were doing. :-) Love you Amanda!!! Thank you for reminding me that I want to take pictures so that I can remember these wonderful memories. :-)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

{Mr. Brightside}

Jealousy turning saints into the sea...turning through sick lullabies...chocking on your alibis...but it's just the price I pay destiny is calling me...
This is one of the songs that is on SingStar...and both boys wanted it on their mp3 players...and I caught The Mr and Mr E curled up on the couch singing this song together. :-)


"This is how you make a masterpiece, Daddy...see?"

"Look at my masterpiece!!!"
We kept hearing Mr T talking about his masterpiece...and we thought it was SO cute that he was saying the word masterpiece...and we couldn't really place where he had picked it up The Mr was talking to him while he was playing with his Leapster....and it says "you can make a masterpiece" or something really close to that. :-) So now we know where he got the word from. lol And he runs up to us and tells us to look at his masterpiece! lol

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Starting with Amanda....she LOVES the soap that we have in our downstairs's Irresistible Apple by Bath & Body Works...and everytime she washes her hands she says they smell so good she could eat them. So, Mr A washed his hands and asked me to smell them cuz they smell so good....and he says "I could eat them....weird.." and Mr E pipes in with, "That's not's awkward"

TOO FUNNY!!! :-)

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Mr A & Little Mr


After the stairs were all done Little Mr kept crawling up them. lol And I was asking him where he was going, and he would turn around, smile, and wave bye-bye to us. lol
Aren't his jammies too cute? They are so soft too! I got these at goodwill for 1.99!! And they look brand new!!! Love it! :-)

{My Stairs}

I don't know why....but I love shampooing my carpets. Maybe it's just that fresh, clean look and feeling. I really needed to get the stairs done though. I usually spot clean when something happens, but the past couple days must have been 'lets make a mess' days. So, I got out my Bissell Little Green....I love that thing!!! :-) And got to work! lol


ALL DONE!!! Aren't they pretty?!? :-)

Friday, January 16, 2009

{Fun Nails}

Just thought I'd show you how cute my nails turned out. lol I painted my toe nails to match too! :-) It's a shame you can't really see my ring.....I love's a CTR ring, and it's so girly and pretty. The Mr got it for me when we took a visit with the boys to the Raleigh Temple, in North Carolina when he got back from his second tour. :-) He got a really cool one for himself too. :-)

{Tired Boy}

Mr T hasn't been going down for an actual nap for a while now......much to my dismay....but on the days that he's tired he'll just pass out in the evening. While I was cooking dinner I came into the living room for something and this is how I found him. :-) He'll be laughing, talking, and playing one min....and then he's quite and I find him passed out. lol He's so sweet curled up like that. I had to snap a picture. :-)

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I was eating a yogurt, and Little Mr looked interested. Sometimes he is and sometimes he isn't. As cutely chubby this little boy is.....he's really picky about what he eats...especially if he can't feed it to himself. lol So I was sharing mine with him and he was leaning towards me to get more, and he says "Mmmmmm.....Good" lol CUTE!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

{Wish Bone}

On Your Marks...Get Set...GO!!!

Mr A with his 'winnings'

How do you cheat with a wish bone? This is a very good question....and leave it up to Mr A to be the one doing this! lol After they heard 'Go'.....Mr A reaches over with his thumb and breaks it so that his is the bigger one! Yupp.....I am not suprised that it was Mr A that thought of this! lol :-)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

{Bad Guy Game}

Theron: I wanna play the Bad Guy Game down here.

This is said while he's already completely unplugged the gamecube and is dragging all of it down the stairs....well most of it.

The Mrs: I don't want you to play it down here....
Mr T: Peeze?? (please)
The Mrs: Well, you need the cable to plug it into the wall.
Mr T: Oh! Silly Peron (Theron)!
The Mrs: Lets go find it upstairs...

We go upstairs to get the cable...

The Mrs: Where is it at Mr T? Did you put it somewhere?
Mr T: Silly's right here!

He is growing up so much. It is just cute the things he says and the way he says them. I am such a sucker for his peez :-)

Monday, January 12, 2009


I also made homemade applesauce! :-) It is really yummy & really easy to make! :-) I have LOTS of memories around my Oma's homemade applesauce. :-)

{SplitPea Soup}

For Christmas Eve dinner, my mom made a I asked her if I could have the ham bone when she was done with it. :-) I LOVE homemade splitpea soup!!! :-) This is a picture while it was still cooking (cuz I was able to get the camera on for a few mins lol) It was SOOOO yummy!!! ALL of us enjoyed it! The Mr and I like it so I knew that wasn't a problem....but you know how it is with min they like something the next they don't, :-) So imagine my suprize when ALL of our kids ate some for dinner. :-) Not too bad if I saw so myself :-)

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Last night we had our friends, Billy & Kacy, over and their four kids too....We love hanging out all together. :-) We are very grateful to have friends like Billy & Kacy. :-)
Well, we got the SingStar game for Christmas....and all of our children LOVE to play it when they are hanging out.....I have to admit it's pretty cute to watch them all sing, and even dance! :-) We play this game as a family too.....if you haven't tried's a blast! :-) Right Amanda?!? lol
So last night they were all singing and dancing their hearts out.....since we have four disks now (Thank You Amanda!)'s pretty easy to do.....and Little Mr got ahold of one of the mics, and he put it up to his mouth and started making noises in it! TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!! :-) And this morning he was doing it again! lol

Friday, January 9, 2009

{Teacher's Choice Award}

Mr E brought home a Teacher's Choice Award on Friday for his improvement in math skills and making good choices! Way to go Mr E! :-)

P.S.-Mr E threw up on the bus the Monday before winter break and missed a day of school because of that is why he doesn't have the Perfect Attendance.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

{Perfect Attendance}

Thursday, Mr A came home with an award for Perfect Attendance! Way to go Mr A! :-)

P.S.- I would have taken a picture of him with it, but my camera is still being swanky....he was so cute and proud when he brought it home all crinkled to show me. :-)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

{Picture of Little Mr}

a Here's the picture of Little Mr that I promised. :-) I was able to get my camera on for a few mins and took as many pictures as I could think of all at :-)

{Little Mr @ 10 Months Old}

Time flies by so fast when it comes to our babies growing up. I'm not just talking about infants either.....they all grow up so fast....and all the while wanting it to go even faster.
So, back to Little Mr. :-) He is already 10 months old today! So I thought I'd try something camera has been really lame lately and not wanting to work, so I do not have many pictures from this last month, but I will get something on this post as soon as I can. :-) I thought that I would do a little update on him to let ya'll know kinda where he's at....cuz it's just darn cute! :-)

<3 Words: Mama, Dada, Tante, Good
<3 He just started clapping his hands....and he also just started shaking his head back and forth...and he'll put his hand to his mouth when he's shaking and make noises! Too cute! :-)
<3 He is standing by himself, and he'll stand in the middle of the room shaking a toy and playing, and sometimes he'll even take one step....but that's as far as he's gone now. :-)
<3 He is eating some solid foods, but he doesn't like baby foods...or to be fed...he wants to be able to put it in his mouth himself. :-)
<3 He's had his two bottom front teeth, and he just had his two top front teeth come in.
<3 When he started getting around it has been by what we call 'low crawling' on his forarms, and kicking his feet out....too funny....well, he started crawing on his hands and knees. lol
<3 We have been able to leave him with someone for a short time....well, I guess I

Monday, January 5, 2009

{New Years Eve 2008}

Normally we don't do anything for New Years.....granted I've been alone for most of them. But I usually send the kids to bed like normal, and if I stay up I stay up....I don't try to or anything....just another night in my home.
This year The Mr also got to spend New Years Eve with us. :-) So we had a couple friends over....Kacy & Billy, and of course Amanda was here with us. Mr E and Mr A also ended up making it to midnight. And we really just had a great time hanging out with great people. :-)


Amanda came to visit us for SEVEN DAYS!!! I wish it was longer.....but that's me being selfish! lol She's been over a couple times for the weekend already....and I always wanted those trips to be longer too. lol This time it WAS longer....and still....I want more! lol
We hung out and had a blast as usual. :-)

Can't wait for Spring Break! She'll be coming over for NINE DAYS! yay! And Anna has said that she is going to come over too.....and Serena for a few days too (now THAT'S someone I'd like to stay longer, and longer, and longer-but I'm not going to go into that right now)

Thank you Amanda for coming and hanging out with us!!! You know how much it meant to me!

{Merry Christmas 2008!}

This our boys Christmas Morning before we opened gifts. :-)

Okay, Okay, I know I haven't updated since before Christmas.....& I was doing so good too! I've really been out of sorts just bare with me, and I'll let ya'll know how things have been going. :-)

Christmas was not what we were planning.....a little disappointed about that. I really wanted to see my family in California...and meet our newest member of our family...our niece Elizabeth. Oh well....can't change the way things turned out.
We did get to spend it with our family here though.....and we live so close this year! :-) That has been really nice. We went over to my parent's house for Christmas Eve. We had a wonderful dinner, and then opened presents. We came home to stay the night here and opened presents with the boys in the morning. Then we went over to my parent's house for brunch on Christmas Day and my Oma, and Tante Amalia joined us...and of course presents for them too. Then we spent the rest of the day at home just enjoying being together as a family this year. Not only are we living close to some of our family this year.....The Mr is also home with us this year, and THAT is something that I am very thankful for.