Wednesday, July 30, 2008
On another note: I went back to the dentist today, for a cleaning this time and the hygenist (who I had never met) said, "Wow, you have some special teeth." I had to laugh...
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
My basil plants that are in pots on the deck are about 1/10th of this size, so I thought it was a pretty good deal. My mouth is salivating just thinking of all of the tomato/basil/mozarella salad i'll be eating. Yum!
Saturday afternoon we totally cleaned out the garage and sent a huge load of garbage to the dump and a huge load of "stuff" to goodwill. It felt so good to clean that mess up. If you've been in our garage you know what i'm talking about. We bought some storage containers and tried to organize a bit more. Saturday night we had the missionaries over and went high class, feeding them egg mcmuffins. I know, we are amazing cooks.
Sunday Brent gave a good talk on the priesthood. I still admire how he can get up there and not be a bit nervous. oh, wouldn't that be nice! He did a great job.
Today the kids and I picked blueberries. It's the second time we went out this year. The first ti me we just froze the berries, this time i'm going to attempt to make blueberry jam? I've never had it, but i've heard it's good. I'll have to let you know!
Friday, July 18, 2008
2. I've only yelled at my kids once.
3. Dinner is made, and STILL warm, when Brent gets home.
4. I've managed to do laundry AND get it folded AND get it put away.
5. I get my one hour of quiet time in the middle of the day.
6. I can count the number of fights I have to break up on one....two hands.
7. My house is mostly clean. (I can't say ALL the way clean, because that would never happen)
8. Claire takes two naps and goes down easy
9. I only eat chocolate once.
10. I have one of those "mom moments" when you see your kids getting along (rare) and your heart just melts when you think about how much you love them.
Obviously having a day like this almost never happens...but if I can't succeed at 1-9, i'll just take one #10.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
All the cousins...(except Claire and Chloe)
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
We plan on enduring another day and then bailing on the whole show (against the rules..but who cares!) so we don't have to work Sunday. It was just not the right venue for our stuff. Oh well, you live you learn.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
"Cole you have to fill out your whole chart before you get a prize."
"How come you know everything?"
"Because I'm four and four year olds know things."
And that pretty much sums of the thinking of every four year old in the world.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
The week went by so fast. We went for long bike rides, Played tennis, went swimming, played the Wii, Relaxed, and soaked in the hot tub. We also celebrated my mom's birthday with a flaming cake! (literally) Brent ran in a 5 mile race and came in 5th overall (about 30 people participated) and 2nd in his age bracket. I did the 3 mile walk with my sisters.
One night Brent and I and my sister Kelly, rode our bikes down to the "village" to watch a concert. Well we stayed a little too long and the sun went down. You have to understand that in Sunriver, they don't have lit bike paths. It is very dark and you can't ride on the roads. So we had an exciting bike ride home (maybe 2-3miles?) in the (almost) pitch dark. We could see about 5 feet in front of us at all times. We had fun laughing as we prayed we wouldn't crash into any trees....or deer.
Brent had a great time golfing with his "Brothers" early one morning. What a handsome guy!
My brother Stephen and Brother-in-law Garrick.
Malia with her cousins Becca, Emma and Evan. They had a great time playing together. Malia has been a little bit Sassy lately, so I have to thank her cousins for putting up with her. Any advice on sassy seven year olds? This is my first time and i'm pretty inexperienced in this area (parenting that is)
The girls put on a "show" for everyone on the fourth of July. The sang some songs and read some facts about independence day. They were so excited and had chairs set up for all of the adults. It was really cute!