Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday fun!!!

Here is a little pre-vacation pictures. The snowman Tyler, Aiden, and Travis built in our front yard and of course Aiden sitting with his preschool class in his Christmas pagent. So cute!

A little bit of holiday fun at grandma and grandpa's house. The kids loved playing with their cousins. It was a little sad to leave. Adi loved getting kisses from Palmer. She was hysterical.

A picture of all of the grandkids and(It's a miracle) we got a picture of my family together. I think it's been about15 years since we got a picture together. Maybe even 20 years.

This is just a random picture on our way back home to Utah. The mountain was casting a shadow on the clouds during sunrise. We thought it was kind of cool.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Root Canal

So this is obviously not me... but this is the way I looked yesterday for 4 hours. Yes, 4 hours. Note: my mouth was wide open... for 4 hours. So although the experience altogether sucked, there were some comical moments that resulted from it (insight into my sense of humor). I came in, they layed me down and started me on laughing gas and gave me headphones with music playing (one of my selections being the soundrack to Last of the Mohicans). It was then that as I closed my eyes listening to this very dramatic music, my head spinning, feeling like I was Tom Cruise at the end of the movie "Far and Away" when he hits his head and the sky is spinning above him. Two seconds later as I am waiting for the Dr. to come in, I am picturing Steve Martin in "Little Shop of Horrors" singing "... shooting puppies with a beebee gun". They got started and having a rough go at my "long, skinny" and obviously very annoying roots they need to keep pouring "Drano" down my roots and then leaving me for 30 minutes at a time. Oh, I didn't mention that after they got me all set up and looking like the picture above, I had to pee. ANNOYING!! Anyways, as I am waiting for "Drano" to work I am listing to Dr. in other room tell a patient "Yeah, you really don't want that to turn into a root canal". I wanted to yell, "Yeah, YOU DON"T", but of course I couldn't. Oh yeah, there was also this song I kept hearing about "transporting all over my heavenly body". Weird, right? So, after they finally clean out roots, (P.S. titanium file breaks off in my root which supposedly happens some time) they give me some oxygen and then they give me the bill. Pay $1000 now and then you get to pay another $1000 when you come back to get your crown. If only it was one of those sparkly, gold and jewel studden crowns that princesses wear... if only. So.... yeah that was my day yesterday. I definitely don't want another one of those. I think I would rather them pull it. Regardless it is over, and my advice to everyone I know????... brush, floss, and regularly see a good (I repeat) good dentist.
UPDATE: Ok, so my dentist apt. was 4 hours. My root canal was probably a little over 2 hours. Still, that's a long time. P.S. Previous dentist was crap and messed up my teeth. This one is very good.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


We survived yet another Halloween. I will feel better when all the candy is out of our house, but until then, I will just deal with the hyper kids. Here is the cute children... I mean, here's Bumblebee and two cute fairy princesses. Is it me, or was every girl a fairy this year?

Earlier in the week we got our pumkins. The kids each get to pick their own. They had a good time.

Here are the kids fighting over who is going to pull the wagon full of pumkins. Of course Sam is hitting Aiden. She does that a lot.

Adi's Birthday

By the looks of it, I would say that Adi had a good 1st birthday. At least she liked the cake. We had family over and had a little party for her. It was fun to see her turn into a big girl! This year went by so fast. She is a good little girl and we love having her in our family.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

California Fun

This last weekend we got to go to California and stay with the Vongsawads in San Diego. We went for Tyler's 10 year high school reunion which of course we have no pictures of (snooze...), but we did get lots of pictures of all the fun we had, especially our time hanging out at the beach in Oceanside.

Of course there is no pictures of me. That's what happens when dad is out having fun playing!
Off to Knotts Berry Farm we go!

We also celebrated Aiden and Adi's birthday since the Vongsawads missed it. Adi got to eat her first piece of cake and Aiden got his first real camera.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


A week or so ago, our family headed up to Sundance for a lift ride/hike/picnic. It was great, except for a couple of mishaps. #1- I forgot the bread for the sandwiches. So we had meat and cheese roll ups. #2- I made the mistake of mentioning bears, so the whole time we were eating Sam and Aiden wanted to leave so the bears wouldn't get them. It made Sam so upset she turned into an instant grump. Tyler had to take her away for a time out. Note to mothers: Don't mention bears in the mountains!

Pretty view!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Adi walking

To all of those that care... I think it's official that our baby girl is walking! She loves it and is so happy. Now whats next? Oh yeah, getting her to go down the stairs on her own so we don't need chairs and gates blocking all of our stairs... and we have a lot of them.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

So, I have been telling my kids that I would paint them an ocean in their play room (partially so they would actually play down there), and I have finally done it... thanks to the artistry of a childrens book that I was successfully able to copy. The kids love it, and I had a ton of fun doing it. I think I'm going to take up painting. As in, taking other people's ideas and copying them. I'm very good at that.

They love the whale!

The "pinnapple under the sea" was painted for my mom.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Tyler participated this weekend in the Echo Reservoir Triathlon for his second year. He shaved 7 minutes off his last years time. He also looked a lot better out there than he did last year.

YAY!!!! He finished!His cousin Emily did the triathlon as well. Tylers goal was to finish before her, which he did, but then again she started 15 minutes after him. I do think she beat his time though.

Aiden and Sam got their face painted with hearts and dragons, compliments of Pop. Mike came as well thank goodness. I wouldn't have been able to take care of the kids without him. Thank you Pop!