Friday, December 19, 2008
On the 4th we celebrated my brother Javin's birthday at his clubhouse. Happy birthday my rockin bro! On the 5th we were able to go to Summer's Dance recital and as always she was the star of the show. Casey was suppose to be on a campout with the scouts, and last minute
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Thanks to Mike & Lori who hosted Thanksgiving in their home this year! We had so much fun with the Hansen crew! Mike & Lori let Ryllie and Maddux have a sleepover and then took them to the Dinosaur Museum the next day. They loved every second of their time with grandpa Mike and grandma Lori. Thanks for spoiling them!
We had a scare with Grandpa this week. His heart was failing and after going to the hospital they put him on a medication which put him into cardiac arrest, and they ended up performing CPR for six minutes and shocking him twice. They were able to get him back, and we rushed over to the hospital and Casey gave him a blessing. When grandpa was awake he was highly medicated and although it is not out of the norm for him to be joking around, his joking around was beyond silly and we were so grateful to be able to sit with him and laugh. He had surgery the next morning and it went well and he is now home and on the upswing of things. The experience was scary for me. I know he is getting older, but the thought of him dying just tears me up! Grandpa Hansen has been such a huge influence in my life, and his ALWAYS optomistic attitude and sincere love for everyone inspires me to try harder to be more like him. I am very grateful to our Heavenly Father that He has let grandpa stay with us a little longer.
Laura and I took Ryllie and Max to see "Into the Woods" at the Hale Centre Theatre. For anyone who has never seen this play, the first half is funny and kindof a spoof on fairy tale stories we are all familiar with, then the second half turns kinda dark and apparantly the message of the play is that life isn't always a happily ever after, but to teach our children good things because although they might not always obey, they are always listening. Hmmmm.... if thats the case, I really better watch what I say! Doh! Anywhoo, we had a great time, and the girls enjoyed the play and came home singing the songs.
I am so behind on blogging, so I'll be posting as much as I have the energy for tonight! A quick blog about Twilight! I was so excited to go see the movie and even talked Casey into coming with me and the Folkman's to see it on opening night. He wanted to kill himself by the time the movie was over and kept sighing with boredom through the entire movie. It was pretty hilarious! Me, on the other hand, am very easily entertained, and really enjoyed it. I ended up loving who they casted to play the parts, and really enjoyed the movie! I've heard many different opinions on the movie, some loved it, some hated it, but I figure you can't please everyone.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Yeah, we saw her last night, and she TOTALLY rocked! She is so amazing! And ridiculously gorgeous. Seriously, what is up with someone being so perfect? I am just a tad jealous of her! I said to Casey on the way home, "There has to be at least ONE thing wrong with that girl", and he said, "Maybe her breath stinks". LOL! Hey, maybe! But that doesn't make me feel any better, because mine does too! :) Anyway, her songs are very inspiring and watching her motivates me to go to the gym! :) So thanks Carrie for a fun night. And thanks to Casey for always taking me out on such fun dates. You are the best and I love you!
This story is kinda long, so if you get bored, skip this post! :) Last Friday my friend Breanne was coming home from her mission and we were invited to welcome her home at 9:30pm, so before we went over we decided we wanted to try to get to the temple. Cuckoo said she'd watch the kids and Casey and I drove to the Provo Temple. When we got there we could not find a parking spot, not ONE! Even down in the overflow parking there weren't any, so we had to circle around for about 15 minutes to wait for someone to leave. We finally get in there and are stopped at the front desk because on their computer was a note that said "questions about recommend" on mine. So we waited about 30 more minutes for the temple recorder to figure out the problem. Apparently I've been going to the temple under a Melanie Hansen's name. My membership number and barcode didn't match, so one of the bishopric accidentally put someone elses number on my recommend. Needless to say, I am going to have to go back and get a new recommend. So, we finally get in the temple and there is a 90 minute wait for a session, and 50 minute wait for sealings! I have never seen this before! We waited about an hour for sealings and they were still not ready, and we were running out of time, so we had to leave. :( But, it is always nice to be there, even if we weren't able to do any work, it is always nice to feel the Spirit. We had about 30 minutes so we stopped for an icecream cone at BYU creamery. As we are driving home I realize I left my purse! (I am a space case, but I don't frequently leave my purses places!) We had to turn around and go back and as we are leaving we realize we are now stuck in traffic due to the BYU basketball game letting out. At this point I think Casey is going to kill me. He is staring ahead, silent, I'm frustrated at myself and waiting for him to be frustrated as well. After a few minutes, he reaches over and touches my shoulder and smiles. PHEW! I guess this was one of those moments Elder Wirthlin was talking about. The night could have been ruined if we would have reacted in a negative way, but now it's just a night we can look at and laugh. Fortunately Breanne was running late too, and we made it there in time to welcome her home, and had a great evening visiting with her and the Folkman family. And watching Casey and the kids play Rock Band was hysterical!
Monday, November 17, 2008
My friends use to always get confused when I'd talk about my dads because I called both of them "dad", so to differentiate I would call them Kenn-dad and Tom-dad. Well today is Tom-dad's birthday, so I wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday and tell him I love him! I know you are working today so I'm sure you'll be checking blogs during your breaks right? :) Hope you have a fun day! Love this picture by the way! Such a cute grandpa, and Kloey is loving lap time!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Thank you to Charity & Andy for having us over Friday for some fine dining and even more fine company! Our friends in the ward invited Casey & I over along with the Burninghams and some other friends to enjoy a catered fine dining meal at their home. Andy's sister is going to culinary school up at USU and she prepared a super fancy meal for us. Casey & I really enjoyed laughing so hard, and having an evening without kids, so thanks for the fun night!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Who are these gangsta grandparents?
Gavin & Reese in "Chicken Little"
Let's Go Wildcats! Kaia & Leah
Cruella Devil & her kidnapped dalmation aka Kaysha & Nora
Always the most creative & original, Javin & Jannell as Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
Cute little Tink
To Inity & Eyon!
Max squeezing into a 3T JoJo costume, it was only $3! I had to get it.