Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I Wanna Kiss a Girl...but not until after my mission!!!:)

Family Pictures!

It's only been about 6 and a half years since our last family picture...I guess it was about time for some more!! We had a lot of fun, one of our friends here in Delta (who we were going to set Brandon up with, but glad it didn't work out because now he has Elyse), Torrey, took these pictures while she was here on Christmas break. She did such a good job...I LOVE them!! If family would like a copy of one just let me know and I can arrange it!:) And everyone let me know which ones you like the best! I also have all of them in Black and White. Thanks!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Rhett Reading "Dirty Larry"

This is one of Rhett's favorite books...and I love the way he says "dirty"!! So stinkin' cute!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Eli again!!!

So this has been my way of writing down all the funny things my kids do and say (well, mostly Eli I guess:)) But that kid cracks me up and if I don't write them down somewhere I'll forget!!! So here's Eli's latest.

Don't know where this came from but just out of the blue while in the van Eli says "No one can ever trick me because I just fake fall for it!"

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


For the past month or so every night at the dinner table Tony will say to Eli "Eli, have I ever told you about my days back in 'nam?" And then he'll proceed to tell Eli about hunting "Charlie" and hiding in the "rice patties". It's become quite funny because whenever Tony starts Eli will say "aagghh...not again" or "I already know Dad".

So last week Eli's reading teacher came up to Tony after school and told him she had a funny story to tell him. She proceeded to tell him how Eli and one of his classmates were working together making up some 3 letter nonsense words. Soon afterward she realized that they were arguing about something so went to go see what was going on. Eli's friend had made up a nonsense word that Eli KNEW was a real word and they were arguing back and forth...Eli was sure it wasn't a nonsense word. When his teacher asked him about it he said "I know it's real because my Dad says every night 'when I was back in nam'"!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Finished product!!

I forgot to add the picture of the tree all decorated!!! So here it is!

Also a picture of our outside lights...we still need to get some for the garage, but we're taking baby steps!:)

Christmas Tree at the Covered Bridge!!

So we decided we wanted to have a REAL Christmas tree this year since we've been using our fake one that Tony and I got right after we were married almost 11 years ago that's pretty little. And instead of hiking all over the creation we decided to go to the Covered Bridge down in Montrose that we had been told about. They take you on a tractor/hay ride down to the tree fields (or whatever you'd call them) and then you get to pick out and cut down your own tree, and they give you another hay ride back to the barn and wrap the tree in netting and get it in your vehicle. While the parents are doing that the kids get to have hot chocolate/cider, roast marshmellows, pet the clydesdales, and climb the haystack!! It was so much fun!!
Tony's going to finish the job!
Eli getting the little ones leftover!:)
Our Christmas Tree!!
Eli roasting marshmellows!
Caleb, Eli, & Rhett at the top of the haystack! Rhett was so excited to climb it and then when he got to the top and looked back down at me he wanted back down...he hadn't realized how high he'd climbed and was a little scared!:)
Tony, Rhett, & Makyla on our hayride!
Caleb & Eli on our hayride.
Dad and Rhett looking for just the perfect tree to cut down!
Caleb having a go with the saw!
The kids nervously petting the HUGE horses!
Rhett didn't want to be close to them at all...he just liked looking at them from a distance...this was the closest we could get him and he clung to Tony like his life depended on it!:)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My baby's growing up!!

Yesterday after all the kids but Rhett were in bed and sleeping, I was holding Rhett and trying to get him sleepy enough to lay down when I asked him if he was my baby Rhett (which he had been referring to himself as lately) or my big boy Rhett. His reply..."I Daddy's boy!" Tony was sitting right there and was pretty proud of that answer!
Can't believe how fast he is growing up! I really can't call him my baby Rhett anymore!:( How I sometimes wish time could just stand still. I really LOVE this age!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving Spread!!

Although we miss seeing our family during the Holidays...we really enjoyed having our own little Thanksgiving as a family!! It's so nice having the kids home and not having to run around crazy! We had a really enjoyable Thanksgiving week!!
Here's some photo's of our Thanksgiving dinner. We had turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, asparagus, Jell-O fluff, and Helen Jean punch! So yummy!!

This is Eli trying asparagus...he tried making a deal with Tony that if he ate the whole thing he'd get $5!!

Rhett stole Mom's seat when she got up...guess he didn't like what was on his own plate!:)

Snowball fight!

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Monday, November 23, 2009


I never win anything and am SOOOOO excited!!! Here's what I won...

2 Paul Cardall CD's!! Not huge, but I'm so excited as I've followed his story with his heart transplant and have always loved his music!! Can't wait to get it! You can win some too HERE and you can go and read Paul Cardall's blog HERE.
I'm just SO excited!!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I'm free, I'm free, I'm free, I'm free!!

Eli and I were talking as we were driving in the van a few days ago. We drove through a new area where they are building doctor's offices and this is how the conversation went.

Eli: Mom, are there going to be houses in here?
Mom: I don't think so they're all for doctor's offices.
Eli: Oh, darn!
Mom: Why?
Eli: Because I wanted to live here.
Mom: But we already have a house to live in.
Eli: I mean for when I'm free!
Mom: Free?
Eli: Yeah, you know when I'm an adult!

This kid cracks me up sometimes!
p.s. bonus points if you can name the movie the title comes from!:)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Having too much fun!!

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Fun!

Friday, the 30th Main Street here in town does a Trick-or-treating for the kids. They go up and down Main Street and the businesses pass out treats for the kids! They LOVE this! So after school we got dressed up and headed down to trick-or-treat. When we got there Rhett was so excited...he kept saying "parade!" I guess it was a little like a parade...a costume parade!:) Our ward does a trunk-or-treat tonight that the kids are excited for as well...we are going to have SOOOOO much candy!! My stomach feels sick just thinking about it! Anyway, here are pictures of the kids' Halloween costumes and some of the parties from school.
This is Eli (just in case you couldn't see him!:) He was a ninja. When I told him to smile he looked at me and said "Ninja's don't smile!" So this is what we got!
Caleb was a Knight! At first Rhett was going to be a dragon and Caleb wanted to be the Knight with a dragon...but then we decided to have Rhett be Diego...Ooops!:) Sorry pet dragon for you!:)
Kyla as a Gypsy! I can never get a "normal" picture of her...she always ends up making some silly face or laughing her head off. This was the best of all that I took!:)
Rhett as Diego...his favorite show that he wants to watch 24/7! All the kids together!

Also, we had parties at all of their classes for Halloween and here's what the kids helped me make and take to their rooms.
For Eli's class we made Candy Corn Cupcakes. They turned out so cute!
For Caleb's class we made Caramel Toffee Apple Dip and some apples. Sorry not picture but you can go HERE to see the recipe and what it looked like!

For Kyla's class we made Witches wands! So much fun!
In Tony's class they played a game...bobbing for donuts! It was a lot of fun wathcing the kids try to eat those donuts!:)

All recipes for the kids classes were found at one of my favoriet websites!! You can go check it out HERE!

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!