Sunday, October 26, 2008

Our crazies!

Life is so much fun when you stop and smell the roses. I think this blog will allow me to do just that.  Here are some of my 'roses'.  Or my little "crazies" as I like to call them sometimes.  The funny thing is that Spencer is camera crazy right now.  He will take my camera and take all of these pictures.  In fact, he actually made Jayne pose on the stairs.  After he was done with Jayne, he made me pose for him....he showed me exactly how he wanted me to sit and where I needed to put my hands and feet.  Hence the following pictures.  And then it was Spencer's turn in front of the camera.  Where do these crazy personalities come from?!?!?!?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Ode to Adelaide Joy

Yesterday was Addie's 7th birthday!  She pulled out her front tooth yesterday so she will be singing "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth."  She is such a good girl!  Addie is my songbird and my helper.  She will do anything and everything she is asked to do.  ( I definitely take that for granted.)  If I  could describe Addie it would be: obedient, funny sense of humor, loving, hard working, full of energy, musically talented, FORGIVING, enjoyable, delightful, people pleaser, all around GREAT daughter.  She is my go-to girl...if I want anything done...ask Addie.  Sometimes I forget that she is only a little girl.  If she does something wrong, all I have to do is look at her and she knows she has done wrong and she is truly sorry.  Sometimes I wonder why I was allowed such a sweet and tender hearted girl.  I am excited for her future and all that she accomplishes in her life but for now, I just want her to be 7.  We will be taking her friends to see HSM3 for her party.  I don't know who is more excited about the or Addie?  Happy Birthday Lady!  WE LOVE YOU!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Christmas Vacation a little early

As an early Christmas gift, Mike's parents took us to Walt Disney World for 3 days  and then on a 4-day Disney Cruise.  Thanks Pat and Chloe Ann!!!!  It was wonderful!  The funny thing is that you will get two totally different responses from Mike and I about how the vacation went.  Mike would say that we will NEVER do that again, it was horrible.  And I would say it was GREAT!!!!  I think the reasons for the difference are the fact that Mike had to be Mr. Mom for 9 days.  Spencer wanted only Daddy!  And yes, the kids did have melt-downs and threw fits but that is on a daily basis at home.  I just think Mike was not used to it since he is at work and misses out on all of those fits.  But the thing that I will NEVER do again was the 8 hour plane ride back to SLC.  We went from Orlando to Chicago to Denver to SLC without getting off of the plane!  That was awful!

We definitely came back needing a vacation from our vacation.  My highlight of Walt Disney World was the new Toy Story Mania ride.  Spencer said, "Do it again!" Right when it was over.  And my favorite highlight of the cruise was Castaway Cay.  It is the private island that Disney owns.  The water was beautiful and the bike rides were fun.  The saddest part was on the flight there when I realized I forgot my camera!  UGH!!!!  (Thanks for the pics, Molly).  

Am I doing this right?

Since I am a blog-stalker (I love looking at everybody's!), I figured I should make my own.  I am doing this all by myself so we will see how successful I am.  It is a quiet Sunday afternoon.  Done with church, lunch, making cookies, and now I have to wait for them to cool so that I can frost them.  I love the fall and pumpkin cookies!  My goals for this blog are to stay in touch with all of our dear friends from around the country, keep this as a journal of sorts, and to remember to enjoy my children and all of the fun that we have.  Wish me good luck.