Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Feast

For those of you who don't know, every year for Thanksgiving, instead of having a traditional Thanksgiving meal, we have a medieval feast....yes you read that right, a medieval feast. It's actual quite a big deal in our family, something that we spend all year preparing for. We dress up in costumes, use our hands to eat, rip the turkey legs right off of the bird the whole bit. Every year it gets more extravagant. Our family dresses up as the pirates of the group, we've got the swords, pistols, gold teeth, and the daggers. This year each family was to prepare a surprise for the night. I don't know how he managed to keep it from me but Stephen planned a treasure hunt for the family. We found a tattered note (the first clue) stabbed into a pillar with a knife and from there we were lead all around the neighbor hood in search for other clues, you can only imagine the looks we were getting from people as we passed them, in full costume with small torches in our hands. At the end we found the X that marked where the treasure we buried and everyone took turns digging to uncover the treasure. It was really fun.

After the hunt we had dinner. There was so much food you barley had a place to put your plate of food. My brother Blake and his wife were in charge of the rotisserie and they did and excellent job, I've never tasted roast so juicy, tender and all around delicious.

All these shots were taken of different parts of the table, Im not sure if that helps you get a better mental picture or not but there was A LOT of food!

After we stuffed our selfs full, the ball started. My sister Jodi and her husband taught everyone how to do the waltz! It was so fun although I have to admit, I am the worst dancer ever, poor Stephen! Unfortunatly I didn't get any picture of that with my camera, I was too busy tripping all over myself. We danced till our feet hurt so bad we couldn't walk anymore. Then we played a game of croquet that my cute little sister Paisly set up for everyone. It was a really fun night and Im already starting to plan for next year!

Wow that was a long post. Sorry.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Just been thinking

I have to admit, I was disappointed and a little scared when Obama was elected as president. As I've been dwelling on this, these are a few of my thoughts. Although he is not the man that I voted for he will still be our president. I think we all have to duty and obligation to support him as OUR president. We may not agree with his policies but we can still be patriots. Are we not all citizens of the UNITED States of America? This is in fact the greatest country in the world, if we reject it's leaders it will only cause a division among it's people. We can still make a difference in the world regardless of who is leading it. Live a good life, be a good example and influence those around you to do good. Raise a good family, our children are the leaders of tomorrow, raise them to be such. If you want to contribute to society do so by the choices you make everyday. I fear that a good person is greatly over looked. Think of the people that have changed your life. Mostly likely they are the people that have taught you how to be happy. We all know times are going to get harder, it’s been prophesied about for thousands of years. Living in fear is not going to solve anything. Fear stops us from making changes and making a difference. Faith causes us to achieve things we once thought to be impossible. Have faith that there is a great divine being, our father in heaven that knows who you are. He knows you by name, he knows your trials, and he knows what is to come. Follow him and we will have no reason to fear for he is in control.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fun pics of this week

The boys are learning how to play hide n' seek. I thought this was so cute!

Every year to celebrate Halloween our family gets together and has a big Halloween dinner. We try to make the food look as disgusting as possible. This year the theme was a swamp. We had brown mashed potato's with green gravy that looked like slime. We drank drinks that looked like swamp water. There were snakes, frogs and alligators on the table and to top it all of there was dry ice in small glasses all over table so there was a thick layer of fog as we ate. It was so much fun!! We even had a gummy frog that got dissected.......sick!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I have been tagged by Jodi Crosby

Here are the rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog:
2. Answer the six "8" items
3. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

8 Favorite TV Shows
1. The Office
2. Pushing Daisys
3. Seinfield
4. House
5. Biggest Loser
6. What Not To Wear
7. Hidden Potential
8. Divine Design

8 Things I did yesterday
1. Went and saw my new niece, Brin
2. Fed Elli
3.Stayed home from church with sick kids (my kid’s are broken, they are always sick)
4. Fed Elli
5. Attempted to take a nap but failed
6. Fed Elli
7. Dressed my niece in a funny shrimp costume
8. Made yummy alfrado pasta oh yeah and fed Elli

8 Things I look forward to
1. Steve coming home from work
2. Watching the Burb’s on Halloween
3. Thanksgiving feast
4. Christmas
5. Bed time
6. The weekend
7. Dressing for cold weather!
8. The Office

8 Favorite Restaurants
1. Caraba’s
2. Burger King
3. In-N- Out
4. Uno’s
5. Gecko Grill
6. Paradise Bakery
7. Wild Flower
8. Mimi’s Cafe

8 Things on my wishlist
1.Spend more time with Steve
2. Another kid or two (eventually)
3. A puppy
4. Someone to cook delicious meals for me
5. A clean house
6. Time to go to school
7. A vacation with Steve
8. A second car

8 People I tag
1. Megan
2. Katie
3. Clair
4. Brittney
5. Rachel
6. Tarina
7. Zeke
8. Ali
And Anyone else to wants to join in the fun!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oh Crap

Today I was in the kitchen and the boys were both in there with me. I turned around just in time to see Jack drop his sippy cup and with all the frustration he could muster yell "OH CAP!" He's not the best talker yet and he hasn't picked up that many words but it just so happens that "crap" was one of the words he's learned. I guess it's time to start watchin what I say. Who know what they could pick up next.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Just one of those days (sigh)

Well it started out as a perfectly good day, my sister came over with her cute little girl Lucy and we hung out for a while. I put the boys down for a nap and listen to them scream for about an hour before I went up there again and to my dismay Sam had taken off his poopy diaper and the boys had a field day with the mess inside. There was poop all over the crib, on every post, on the wall and all over them. So I took them in to the bathroom and gave them a bath, then just left them in the bath tub (i know i know i'm a horrible mother) while i went to clean up the disaster. It couldn't have been more than five minutes before i went to check on them. As I walked into my room I could tell something was wrong by the quite giggles coming from the bathroom. As I was walking I noticed that the carpet was soaking wet, they were taking cups full of water and dumping it all over the floor. MY WHOLE BATHROOM WAS FLOODED!! There was a lake in my bathroom and it had seeped all the way into my bedroom. I wanted to explode but instead I grabed the camera and took a video because i knew it would be funny to me one day, just not today! Being a mom is wonderful, I love it more than anything but i have to say Steve was lucky to come home to kids that were alive today.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Three Times The Charm

Well Elli is finally here and is as cute as can be. She's almost three weeks old and we are finally getting the hang of having three kids around, although Im not sure we'll ever have things completely under controll. The boys don't really understand whats going on yet except they are loving the fact that mom is paying less attention to them cuz that means they get to do things they arent suppose to, like playing in the toilet, while she is taking care of the baby.