Monday, December 21, 2009

Busy Times...

We have been so busy the past 2 months that I haven't had time to post much. So I am adding so random pictures from the past few weeks. The first is we got the kids a kitten for Christmas. I wanted to get one that was ready right at Christmas, but this sweet little kitty caught my eye and was ready in the middle of November. I put her in a box and had the kids open the box. They were so surprised since Justin has always said NO WAY to a cat. But he loves us so much he let us :)
The kids named her Pepsi....It just proves our drinking habits :) She is a Tortie color and is so sweet. I haven't got a picture of her face yet but it is cool looking.
Alyssa told me that every birthday candle and every star she as ever seen she has wished for a kitten and now it came true. I found her laying on my bed watching TV with Pepsi cuddled on her and she said that it was her dream to lay in bed and watch TV with a cat. She makes me laugh.
Matthew and Mckenzie holding Pepsi
Alyssa and Claire holding Pepsi
Carson is the funniest with her. He just goes and grabs her anywhere to carry her. It is pretty funny. But Pepsi is pretty nice about it, good thing :)
Justin looks thrilled...doesn't he??
Mckenzie had Indian day at Preschool. They got a cool gift and face painting. They also all brought something to share for their Thanksgiving feast!
I'm so proud!
Me and the Young Women and leaders decorated a tree for the Festival of Trees this year. Our tree sold for $250 all going to Primary Children's Medical Center. We had so much fun we want to do a large tree next year. The theme on our tree was "Picture this...The Cure" and we focused the tree on female cancers.
This was my picture of the week of Carson. He has been getting every one's boots lately and putting them on his arms and walking around. I got the camera out to take his picture and he immediately looked at me and said "CHEESE"
Who is Carson looking at so mesmerized???
Santa Clause!!
He is our first kid that has sat on Santa's lap the first time and not cried!! He loved him. He was telling Santa to give him High Fives and Knuckles.
Mckenize was really good too. She told him everything she wanted. The sad thing is we are going backwards. Alyssa and Matthew both would not sit on his lap. Alyssa....Of course...She's totally too old for Santa (sarcasm) and Matthew was in line and told me he had to go get something and wouldn't get back in line. I think he was embarrassed because his friend that was there wasn't going up to sit on his lap. Oh well. I think I am caught up now. Now I can post Christmas in a few days!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Beautiful Girls...

Alyssa and Mckenzie had their Christmas dance recital last night and they were so cute. I can't help myself, but these 2 have got to be the most beautiful girls!! I'm not proud or anything :)
Mckenzie danced to Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. She tried to do a pose but I think she has ADD and can't keep attention long enough for the flash to hold the cute pose we did. :)
Here are the 3 hoodlums. Alex, Alyssa and Abby. They Danced to some hip hop Christmas remix. They all did such a good job!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Makenzie Rye

I was told this morning about a friend of mines little baby girl. She was diagnosed with SMARD = spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress the week before Thanksgiving. Her diaphragm was paralyzed and she could not breath on her own anymore. Well their precious little baby passed away Sunday after they had to make the hardest decision of their lives and take her off the ventilator. With SMARD they don't expect children to live past 1. They had to choose to either let her live and watch her deteriorate or let her pass peacefully. I have read through her blog and just cried. I know that they are going to need all the prayers to get through this that they can. Her blog is I can even imagine the pain of losing a child. My prayers are with them!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

When Mckenzie gets the camera!

If you need a laugh for the day, here it is. Alyssa needed me to upload her memory card to the computer. We didn't look through the pictures until we loaded them. I don't know why it struck me so funny, but it sure made me laugh! Mckenzie got a hold of Alyssa's camera and went around the house taking random pictures. So let me walk you through them. The top she of course needs to start out by introducing the photographer.
Here we have Carson playing in his room.
The big blue ball in Carson's room.
Part of Carson. Maybe she was trying to pose him?
The oh so close up
Don't forget the tongue.
I'm so glad my house was clean
Our vent that keeps us warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
A dirty sock
Don't leave Walmart out
Yes I'm rich a $50...oh wait it's monopoly money
Weird feet shot
K this one is actually good. I am raising one dang good photographer. I hope you smiled!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Last couple days of the Vacation

The last day before we went home, we went to the beach for one last beach day. I dug a deep hole for the kids to play in. By the time we were getting ready to go the tide was up to the hole. I was standing in it with my back to the ocean helping one of the babies come down the stairs I had built and a huge wave came and hit us and filled the hold part way and knocked us over. It was kind of funny.
Here is the inside view. It was a pretty deep hole for digging by hand. The kids had fun playing in it.
Alyssa was having a lot of fun playing in all the waves. There were a few that knocked her under.

I thought this picture was funny of Matthew playing on the beach.

Cute Mckenzie!
The hole before we were done digging it out.
After the beach Justin and I drove out to Danya Point with the kids. This is looking out in the boat harbor. I think Justin is saying a prayer :)
The kids didn't think it was that cool for drive time it took :)
On the way home, we broke up the drive again and stayed in St. George for the night. We decided to go swimming for a little while before we drove the rest of the way home.
Matthew and Mckenzie were jumping in and out over and over :)
Carson loved jumping in too.
Justin was a party pooper and didn't swim with us...oh well "every party has a poop and that's why we invited you, party pooper!" He just took the pictures. :) That was our Vacation! We had a good time and loved being there with friends. Thanks again for the invite!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dsineyland & California Adventure Day 3,4 &5 of Vacation

So here are the pictures from our Vacation to Disneyland that I said I would post. We did 3 days. The first day was Disneyland, the second was California Adventure and then we just hopped from park to park on the last day.
Me, Matthew and Alyssa on Screamin'
Mckenzie enjoying her $5 Cotton Candy that she bought with her own money :)

Matthew and Mckenzie got called up fr Jedi training. Mckenzie got scared and ran off when all the storm troopers ran out but Matthew got to fight Darth Maul.

Here is Matthew fighting Darth Maul

Riding on Flik's Flyer's
Getting ready to take off on Screamin'
Wishing by the Well
Carson crawling through the Watermelon in Goofy's garden
This is where all of my kids the dog pound :)
Alyssa wanted to get a picture in the "A"
Matthew loves Brother Bear
I promise he loved the ride
Mckenzie ready to use the phone
This is on the Farris Wheel in California Adventure. The cages slid and rock as it is going around. I hated it. Mckenzie was laughing until we slid all the way forward and then she cried.
Carson was not too happy to sit by Chip and Dale!
Out on Donald's boat
We went though Micky's house and he was really there. I was surprised because usually he is not there without a big line. But no line :)
And of course the picture in front of the Micky :)