Monday, November 2, 2009

A Busy Week

Last week was crazy!

Chris took the whole week off because we had a lot going on and he was hoping to get a break from busyness.... but he was actually looking forward to going back to work today, just to get back to normal life. SAD. :( This week shouldn't be so crazy!

Here is the timeline of our ac
tivities from last week:

Monday: Logan's birthday. Our sweet little boy turned 2! I can't believe he is that old. We wanted to take him to the tree house museum, but we were worried about getting the h1n1 virus because of all of the kids that like to slobber on toys. So instead we took them to see the movie "Astroboy". It was a cute show. That evening we had a little party for him with just our family.

Wearing his cute superman cape that his Nana made him.

Tuesday: Dane came home from his mission. We were able to go to the airport to pick him up. I immediately began to cry the second that I saw him walking out of the terminal. It was such an amazing experience. I love my family! Dane has grown up so much. I am so grateful he is my younger, but taller brother! I didn't get any pictures from the airport... they are all on my mom's camera. But I do have a picture of Logan sitting on Dane's lap the next morning. Logan was born two days after Dane left for the mission and so he had never met Logan.

Wednesday: Hung out with Dane and the fam. We stayed at a hotel in Logan Tuesday night and than hung out with my family the next day. We went over to the church and played basketball for awhile. That was so much fun! I wish I could play more often. Chris hurt his ankle, but it is doing a lot better now. That night we went swimming with my family at our hotel. Dane hadn't been swimming in two years and so it was fun to take him.

Thursday: Elder's Quorum Pumpkin Carving. Chris is the Elder's Quorum President and he put together a pumpkin carving party at the church. It was a lot of fun, but we spent the day getting ready for it.

Friday: Halloween party at neighbor's house. We spent the day running around looking for halloween costumes. We always like to put it off until the last minute. We also took Logan to the doctor for his 2 year check-up. He had to get 4 shots. I was worried that he would scream, but he barely even whimpered and was smiling when it was all over! Chris' mom watched the boys and we went to a party at a neighbor's house. We had fun.

Saturday: Test and Halloween with family. Saturday morning I spent studying and taking at test and then we rushed up to Smithfield to hang out with the fam. Katie had planned a fun party for us. We all dressed up in our costumes, played some fun games, went trick-or-treating, and watched a movie. It was a lot of fun and I think that boys really enjoyed it; especially Ethan, because he knew what was going on. Thanks Katie for throwing such a cool party!
Cutie Logan in his ninja costume

Ethan in his Handy Manny costume. He was so excited to put it on!My mom as "Super Mom" and my dad as "Super Bishop". He is wearing tights! Awesome!

Caleb as "SuperFan", Dane as "Super RM", Nick as "Super star". They are all wearing tights. Ha ha. :)

Katie as "Olive Oil" and Aaron as "Popeye"

For some reason I didn't get a picture of Naomi and Raulon. I think that my Mom took one.

Sunday: Baby blessing and another party for Logan's birthday with Chris' fam. I stayed over night at my parent's saturday and went to my friend, Hilary's, ward to see her baby be blessed. Then I rushed back to my house so that we could have a party with Chris' family for Logan's birthday.

I am exhausted after writing all of this. I better go take a nap. J/k. You probably didn't want to know so much detail about what we did, but too bad! :)

I hope everyone had a great Halloween! I am now looking forward to Thanksgiving!

Sunday, October 25, 2009



Just when I think I am getting things under control and that my kids don't do anything too bad, Ethan has to go and do a whole bunch of things in one night.

Last night we were watching a movie and Ethan was supposedly in his room going to sleep. He came up later and said that he wanted to watch another movie. Chris took him back to his room and found out what Ethan had really been doing. Chris' dad had given us a present to give to Logan for his birthday. Well, apparently Ethan had decided to open the present... not just unwrap it, but open the box that the toy was in and take it all apart. He also had opened a cookie mix and spilled it all over the floor. We were upset, but put him too bad and thought that that was all he had done.

Well, this morning when Ethan came into my room, I realized that he had dried paint on his hands. I went downstairs to investigate and found out that he had gotten into my box that had some craft paints in it. He had gotten a little on the blanket that was on the bed in there, but I didn't realize that he had gotten it on other places too. Later I realized that he had started painting some of Logan's present, had gotten a little on the carpet (Ugggh!) and had gotten some on a leather couch. We were pretty frustrated at that point and then Chris opened up his laptop and realized that 6 or 7 of the keys had been removed from the keyboard. Chris was able to find all of them, but the F key... which is still MIA. I think Ethan understood how upset we were and eventually he told Chris that he was sorry. I sure hope he learned his lesson. We are going to put a lock on the extra bedroom so that he won't be tempted to get in there.

Oh the joys of having a three year old! I just hope I can get the paint out of the carpet. I'm thinking not likely.


In other news: Little Logi will be 2 tomorrow! M
y little baby is growing up. We will now have a 3 year old and a 2 year old! Oh goodie.

Here is the birthday boy himself:



Brotherly Love

How Sweet! I love it when they actually want their picture taken!

We carved pumpkins with our friends Ben and Andrea. Their son Ian loves Chris!

Me with my awesome flower pumpkin!

P.S. My brother, Dane, comes home from his mission in 2 days! :)

Friday, October 16, 2009


I have been having a hard time deciding what to blog about. School is sucking all of the creative juices out of my brain. Aaahh!

Lately I have been on a quest to be a better person. I have always wanted to be a good person, but I have many weaknesses and sometimes I let those get in the way of things.

Family and friends are so important too me and so i have really been trying to be a better friend to others.

I just want anyone who reads this to know that I love you and that I am so grateful for your friendship! Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Speaking of friends.... I just got back from a luncheon/shower with some of my friends from high school. We don't get together very often and it is always so fun to see them. We all have kids now or at least kids on the way!

A girl needs a nice outing with her friends every once in a while. Thanks Chris for watching the boys so I could have fun! :)

The gang: Angie (she is about to have a baby girl. Woo hoo!), Hilary with Easton, Brina with Brinleigh, Addie with Jackson, Me with Kash, and Mikela with Isabella. We are just missing my two boys, and Brina's boy Josh.... and of course Katie! Too bad she is so far away.

P.S. How do you keep your house clean with kids? I need pointers, because mine make it so messy and it is a huge uphill battle to keep it clean.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I want foo!

Lately, Logan has been a bottomless pit!

He walks around all day saying, "I want foo". He gets upset if I don't immediately find him something to eat.

I have found that if I don't get him food that he will get desperate and start eating anything he can find. He has eaten lotion and soap on many occasions. He forgets how nasty it tastes. I caught him trying to eat the outside of a zucchini this morning. He even decided that he would sample the dishwasher detergent yesterday.

Usually, it is locked up under the sink... but my lovely son Ethan decided he would break the lock. We use Cascade Action Pacs and yesterday I found that Logan had bitten a package open and had the powder all over his mouth.

He was trying to spit it out. I am sure it tasted nasty. Well, I didn't think it was a big deal, because I thought it was just soap, but I decided to read the back of the package and found out that if it is swallowed that I should call poison control immediately.

Well, I was really scared after that. I wiped all of it off of his tongue with a paper towel. I don't think he swallowed any of it. I think he just put it on his tongue and realized it was nasty. So, anyways, he is fine, but I thought he was old enough to not put that kind of stuff in his mouth anymore.
I just need to make sure he always has food in his mouth so he won't try to eat stuff he shouldn't.

Lesson Learned.

On another note: Ethan has become obsessed with playing a toddler computer game at my mom's house. He always wants to play it at my house, but we only have laptops and I don't think he could use the built-in mouse. Today we went to the store and bought a mouse to connect into the laptop. He was so happy! It made his day. He is such a smart little kid.

Monday, October 5, 2009

A good month!

My brother, Dane will be home from his mission in three weeks! Logan will be 2 years old in three weeks... and it is almost Halloween! What a great month!

Well, except for the cold weather. I can handle the 50s and 60s but when it drops down to the 40s then I really start to moan.

I haven't decided what to be for Halloween yet. Ethan is finally old enough to tell me what he wants to be.

He wants to be Handy Manny. It is one of his favorite cartoons.I always ask Ethan what Logan should be for Halloween. The first time he told me a chicken. It was funny. Now he always tells me that Logan should be Barney. I am not a huge fan of Barney so I am pretty sure that is not going to be happening.

Ethan also says that Chris should be a penguin (I have no idea why) and that I should be a dinosaur.

Any ideas for what I could be? I want it to be creative, but not too hard to make. What are you going to be for Halloween?

P.s. General Conference was really inspiring and motivating! I really enjoyed it! :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Chris and Junk

So now that I'm home, Nanette wants to move. Okay! Moving! That doesn't sound too easy. I mean we have bought and have been given way too much junk, which means we are now de-cluttering the house to get it in the process of being sold. Therefore, on Saturday, I faced my fear of spiders and went under the house and pulled-out bins that are storing our junk. We went through four bins and ended up with a half a bin full of stuff to keep and the rest of the stuff taking up our garbage can that won't be emptied until Friday. Great!... we have three more bins. NOT! Nanette and I went up to Logan's room and put the clothes he can't fit in anymore into two of them and threw away a bunch of junky toys. While this is going on, Nanette is getting mad at me because I'm just throwing it away and not donating or doing something productive about it. When it comes to deep cleaning, my policy is to throw it away. Don't believe me? Ask my Mom. Needless to say, Nanette and I got a lot of junk thrown away. That is nice.

Lesson to be learned...Don't buy junk. Second lesson to be learned...Don't let me clean it or I will just throw it away.

P.S. Last weekend I had the opportunity to go to a Denver Broncos game with an old mission companion. Here are a couple of pictures:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tired but THANKFUL!

Once again I haven't blogged for a couple of weeks; partly because I don't know what to write about and partly because I have been sick and really busy with school.

I do want to say, though, that I am grateful for many things.

I'm tired of being sick, but I am thankful for when I have good health.

I'm so tired of school, but I am thankful that I can go and get good grades.

I'm tired of my house being a mess, but I am thankful to have a house and that Chris has a good job to support us.

I'm tired of the boys making messes (including putting stickers all over my T.V.--really hard to get off!), but I am so grateful that I can have them in my life. They are so sweet. Ethan is being braver around strangers and Logan is starting to talk more!

I am not excited for cold weather, but I am looking forward to the holidays and my brother coming home! :)

What are you tired of but also grateful for? :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fear of Swimming

Over Labor Day weekend we headed up to Park City with the boys. First, we went to the Living Planet Aquarium. The boys loved seeing the fish, frogs, and other animals. I would recommend the aquarium to anyone with little kids!

Looking at the fish

Ethan pointing to a stingray

Lovely fingerprints all over the glass!

When we made it to Park City, Chris was a nice husband and allowed me to shop at a couple of the stores at the outlet mall. He kept the boys happy while I got good deals on clothes.

After that we went to the hotel and got read
y to swim. Ethan was really excited. He loves swimming. Of course, he won't go under the water, but he will at least get in it. Logan is a different story. He is terrified of swimming.

Ready to swim

Usually when we take the boys swimming Logan sits on a chair and watches, because he gets upset when we bring him near the water.

This time I held Logan close to me while I stood
in the pool. He cried at first, but after about 10 minutes he started to relax. Pretty soon he was letting Chris hold him while he swam on his stomach. A little while later he saw Ethan jumping off the side of the pool and he decided he wanted to do it to.

Align Center
Having fun

A surprisingly happy Logi

Logan is no longer afraid of swimming! Hurray!!

We stayed in the pool for an hour and when we got out the boys didn't want to. What a nice change and the highlight of my weekend.

If only I could get over my fear of spiders as easy as Logi got over his fear of swimming!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Give ME My Nickel BACK!

We had the opportunity to go see Nickelback in concert last Wednesday. There were some awesome opening bands too. Unfortunately we missed two of the bands, because we thought the concert started at 7:00 when it really started at six. We did get to see Hinder play though. They sing the song, "Lips of an Angel".

Chris' sister Alison and her husband Nate came with us!We took this picture 3 times and in all of them I look like I'm half asleep. Oh well. Chris looks cool!The lead singer of Nickelback, Chad Kroger. I took a picture of the big screen because he was a little too far away for my camera to focus on him. I think he was probably drunk during most of the concert.

Chris' crazy eyes!

We had an awesome time. The music was awesome.

I think that I will be a little more selective next time I go to a concert though. I was amazed at the amount of people who were drinking and all of the cuss words. It was my first rock concert, so it was definitely different from when we went to Josh Groban.

Going to concerts is definitely one of my new favorite hobbies and I hope to go to more soon.

Any one care to join me?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Refrigerator Meltdown

Ethan is the typical 3 year old. He loves to get into mischief and then act like he didn't do anything.

When we came home last Friday evening from pickin
g Chris up from the airport we walked in our house (I had been at my parent's for a couple of days) and were met by an awful smell coming from our refrigerator. We looked inside and couldn't figure out what it was. We thought maybe it was milk or cottage cheese. We threw those away, but the smell still didn't go away. Later on, when the boys were in bed, we decided we were hungry and opened the freezer to find something to eat. It was then that we realized what the smell was. Our whole freezer full of raw meat had thawed out! Ethan had turned off the temperature control to zero again!

Our temperature control is at the very front of our fridge making it easy for a little boy to play with it. He has turned it off on many occasions, but we have always caught it before anything started going bad. If you are ever going to buy a new fridge then I would recommend making sure the temperature control is out of a child's reach.
We laughed about it a little. We were also understandably upset because meat is expensive.

We settled on popcorn, watched a movie, and went to bed. The next morning I'm half asleep when Chris wakes me up to tell me that every
thing in the fridge has gone bad too, because I guess when Ethan got up during the middle of the night he was rummaging through the fridge and thought it would be funny to turn the fridge to zero, also. That little stinker!

I think Ethan was just trying to tell us in his own way that it was way past time to clean out our fridge/freezer. We spent that Saturday scrubbing it down. We also made an expensive trip to the grocery store to restock pretty much everything. We also picked up an item that every parent with a 3 ye
ar old must buy: DUCT TAPE! No, its not for his hands. We aren't that mean. We used it to solve the temperature control far. Our food has been safe for a week now. :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Coming Home

Chris is coming home today!

He has been in Illinois for two weeks. I'm looking forward to life getting back to normal. Of course, that means going to school again. I have had a week off and it has been so nice! The boys and I have been hanging out at my parent's house. We always have such a good time there. My family is so wonderful!

I can't wait to see you Chris!

Logi loves to play with my makeup and headbands!

Friday, August 14, 2009

5 years... WOWZERS

We celebrated our 5th anniversary on the 7th. Time goes so fast. It seems like it was just yesterday that we got married. A lot has happened though. I mean... there are 2 extra little people in our family now.

We started out the celebration on the 6th by going to dinner at the Melting Pot restaurant. Such good food! Of course, it isn't a place that we can go to very often, because of how pricey it is!

Our yummy chocolate fondue

Friday we dropped off our boys at my parent's house and then we went to the Logan Temple to do sealings. It was a neat experience. We were there about the same time of day when we got married. A cute missionary couple took our picture outside afterward.

That evening we stayed at the
Anniversary Inn in the Jesse James Hideout. My favorite part about the room was that it had a pool table in it. We played a few games and I usually won (j.k. Chris).

It was an awesome anniversary. I love you Chris! I'm looking forward to 5 more years with you (just hopefully it won't go so fast! I don't want to get old.)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Well, I decided it is about time I blog again.

Chris and I went to a fun concert a couple of weekends ago. Has anyone heard of the band "Secondhand Serenade" ? We fell in love with them from a song we heard on the radio and then we bought their CD and fell in love with all of the songs.

The concert was at Thanksgiving point. There was so many people there. Luckily we had early entry tickets and so we kind of got to butt in line. :)

They had 3 opening bands who all played great music. A couple of the bands even had songs that I have heard from the radio.

Are you feeling the love?

Anyways, we had a lot of fun and we are looking forward to Nickelback in a couple of weeks!


I was having a rough time a few days ago and Chris came home and gave me these pretty roses! Nothing like flowers to cheer a girl up! Thanks Chris! :)

Do you ever find weird things in you fridge that your kids have left in there for you to find? This is what I found when I opened the fruit drawer:
A nice pair of Chris' dress socks and some scissors. Let's hope the socks are clean! I guess Ethan (I'm pretty sure it was him) wanted to get them nice and cool for Chris to wear! Or maybe he thought the apples looked cold and wanted to get them warm! Silly boy! Life is always fun and interesting with kids around! :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Instead of blogging...

I have been doing this: studying :(


also way too much of this:
It is hard to tell what this is and so I will tell you. It is my farm from Farmtown on facebook and it is consuming too much of my time. My house is suffering. I am addicted! I need therapy. I am starting to get better though and only spend a couple of hours a day on it instead of a lot more. I need a life!

We have been doing a lot this summer, but I haven't blogged about it because I just feel like it is the same old, same old. School has been keeping me really busy and I am looking forward to my 10 day break next month (woo hoo!).

We are going to Secondhand Serenade on Saturday. I'm so excited and will definitely be posting pictures from it!

I hope everyone is having a great summer!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Good Times

4th of July

Our holiday was a lot different than ones that we have had in year's past. We didn't do a whole lot, because I was sick. After laying around for a few hours we decided that it would be fun to go to a drive-in movie. The nice thing about going is that you get 2 movies for the price of 1. The bad thing is that it doesn't get over until 2 am. We saw Transformers and Star Trek. Both were awesome movies!

We also saw some random fireworks that people were doing in Riverdale and on base. The boys were pretty good and when they weren't we could just shut the windows.

It was a lot of fun and I think we will go to another one really soon. Anyone want to come with us?

I forgot my camera and so the only pictures I have are from my phone and they aren't very good.

Ethan and his famous cheese!

Waiting for our movie

Chris and Logi just hanging out.

The cutest picture of all! Both boys asleep. I really wish I would have had my camera for this one!