Friday, December 17, 2010

***Warning***disturbing images below

how could i forget about the ugly sweater party!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our Christmas thus far

I decided this year to go with a kid/fun tree. So we have snowmen heads, gingerbread, candycanes, etc. So I thought it would cute if we made a popcorn garland. Well, it is really cute but I dont think it was worth the time and pin pricks.

We have frosted sugar cookies and eaten so many that we go tummy aches

Ofcourse visiting Santa is a must every year.

And we decorated a gingerbread house. It was a pretty bad looking house but the boys did it all by themselves. It was all eaten the next day. (i think the boys have my bad habit of eating way to much candy in one setting) and yes chase is winking it was the only way he would be in the picture.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

man camp

I was really sick of peeling 6 oranges a day so Mike decided to start "Man Camp". Every couple nights Mike takes the older 2 boys and teaches them how to be a man. It started with teaching them how to peel an orange, do push ups and shave. I will try to take more pictures. I'm trying to think of more ideas for man camp this is what I've up with:
-gather the grabage from the bathrooms,
-take out the trash
-unload the dishwasher
-fold the laundry
-ride a 2wheeler
and so on. Some of these Mike doesn't consider the "mans" job but if the Lord is only going to bless me with boys then they are going to have to do some "women" jobs


Chase hates hiking

Thanksgiving was so much fun. We went to St. George with the Roe's. Judi got 3 condos at Las Palmas. There was plenty to do swimming, football, paintball, hiking, scooters, and ofcourse shopping. We did lose Chase though, I thought Mike had him and he thought I did. We found Chase outside riding his scooter in the street with another kid and his dad. The dad said he had been out there for about an hour!!! Thursday night the women, Alicia, and Emdawg went shopping. We started at 10:00pm at the outlets, then Walmart at 12am, then Denny's at 2am then Target at 4am. We had so much stuff we had to drop it off and Alicia she was starting to feel sick. Then we went back out to Tai Pan then home at 7:30am!!! I have to say it was one of the funnest/funniest nights I have had in a long time. We spent Friday with my family. I absolutely love my sisters. I love being with family. I am so grateful for all the wonderful examples we have in both families.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Halloween 2010

I am the WORST at taking pictures. Poor Caleb has like 5. Anyways here is our Halloween. I can't even remember what we did. I know Connor and Chase each had little parties at their schools and parades too. Again poor Caleb didn't even get dressed up! I lost his costume (chase wore it 3years ago) and i didn't want to buy another one. The ward trunk-or-treat was a blast. We had so much fun trich-or-treating with friends.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

my pregnancy with caleb

Throughout my entire pregnancy with Caleb I felt like it was trial after trial. I found out I was pregnant while we were living in Lake Havasu then we were able to move home but not into our house, so we rented for a while. I absolutely hated the house we were renting. It stunk like smoke and animals, and the kitchen felt like a dungeon. I was soooo sick I remember I thru up 13 times in one day. It was terrible. Finally we were able to move back into our house ahhhh so nice. But right before we moved back home I had my first ultrasound. It was mixed emotions when we found out we were having another boy. Ofcourse we were happy that he was healthy and had ten toes and ten fingers. But I really wanted a girl, needless to say I shed quite a few tears that day. But in the ultrasound they saw a spot on the heart and that the kidneys were dialated. We had been through the spot on the heart before with Chase so we weren't worried in the least. But they sent me to a high tech ultra sound place. It was the scarriest day of my life. We were told that those two factors combined were indicators of Down Syndrome. After that I kind of tuned out I just wanted to go to my car and cry. The Dr. said there was a pretty good chance that our baby could be Down Syndrome! I left and sat in my car and cried and cried. Then I called Mike and cried some more. I tried not to look anything up online but I couldn't help myself. I knew no matter what we would keep the baby, and the baby would be lucky to come to a family that wouldn't abuse him and do everything they could to help him. I was coming to grips with it and there was still a really good chance he would be perfectly healthy. So a couple months go by then I have to go back for another ultrasound this time he said the spot on the heart was gone. Oh thank heavens! But he was still worried about the dialated kidney and now I had to much amniotic fluid. Oh boy. So the Dr. sits Mike and I down and says it's really important that we take care of this buy monitoring it and if he needs an operation we really need to get it done. Then he continued to say worse case scenario when he's a teen he will need dialysis and they tend to only live 4-5 years! Mike and I left in shock. I had to go every week to be monitored and have ultrasounds done. Well, Caleb was born perfectly healthy. His kidney is still dialated and he has to go every six months to have an ultrasound but so far so good. In the future he might have to have a littler surgery on his "plumbing" but we are just so happy and relieved at how things transpired. It was a really humbling experience and I'm so grateful that my Heavenly Father new what was best for my family

Back to School

Connor is in kindergarten and loving it. He really wants to ride the bus so that MIGHT be in the future. Chase is going to Flying Colors preschool and thinks it's pretty great. The night before he kept saying he didn't want to go but then on the way to school he asked "you're not staying, right mom?"