Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Cy: "Mom, I want to come in the gas station."
Mom: "But son, you didn't bring any shoes."
Cy: " Just let me come in mom."
Mom: " I guess if you really want to come in you'll just have to wear Maddux's shoes she left in the car. "
Cy: "Oh fine."
I was trying to teach this kid a lesson about wearing shoes. The kid lost 3 pairs of flip flops already this summer, and seems to never put his shoes on when he is suppose to. He didn't seem to mind wearing girl shoes though.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Who's idea was it to have Mexican food the night before we were to ride a 25 mile bike? Kaysha
Who's idea was it to stay up laughing our heads off until 4am? Kaysha
Who's idea was it to join the cause to fight for the cure of diabetes and ride for our brother Javin in the Tour de Cure? Kaysha
Who had the time of their lives? The rest of us
Thanks Kaysha for getting us pumped and excited to participate in such a wonderful cause. We will do it again next year I am sure! I had so much fun with my family, it was DA BEST! I sure love my fam!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Casey spoiled me rotten on my birthday this year. I had been wanting this patio table and chairs and had been watching it to go on sale all spring. When it finally did, I begged to get it and told him it would count as Mother's day, birthday, and Christmas! He let me get it, Yahoo!
As many of you know, I lost my camcorder on our cruise on the beaches of Cabo in March. I was devastated and cried. Well, when Casey surprised me with a weekend getaway to Park City, and then gave me a new camcorder, I cried again!As if that wasn't enough, Casey had more surprises up his sleeve. I have ALWAYS wanted to go in a hot air balloon. I remember going with my mom to the hot air balloon festival on the 4th of July and thought they were beautiful. Casey had planned to just take me on the balloon ride (which also explains the camcorder as this is a once in a lifetime activity- muy expensivo) and the kids were to join us in Park City after our ride. Turns out that the wind was not cooperating so it looked like our balloon ride was going to have to be put on hold for another trip. After much thought (mostly because of the cost), we decided to go the following day and bring the kids along with us!
Cy was hilarious, he laid down in the basket of the balloon and went to sleep. Add that to his list of places he has slept.
My kids always have fun staying at hotels and swimming.
To end the wonderful weekend, the Folkman's had us over for a wonderful dinner and cake! Thanks to Casey for making me feel so special. I LOVE your surprises! You're the best!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
1- Great Company! Clark's, Olsen's, Lundberg's, and my dad!
2- Thanks to the Clark's we really rough it and get to watch outdoor movies around the campfire, it is so much fun!
3- The absolute most memorable moment was when Ryllie shot out the Clark's window with her bb gun. Casey and I probably went a little overboard when we scolded her, but she definitely learned her lesson on the importance of gun safety.
4- The Reich's were staying in their family cabin in town, and let us come up for a bit and play on their playground and visit. We sure love the Reich's, can't ever get enough of them. Sorry guys, you're stuck with us!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Maddux had the honor of speaking at her Kindergarten graduation. Only 4 kids in her class got to speak. She had the honor of saying, "We have worked so very, very hard." in her Kindergarten program. Seriously, isn't that the coolest that she got to say one whole sentence? I love this video because she says her line and sounds like a southern belle. I love how she knows all eyes are on her and walks with such grace back to her seat. And then the outfit! You gotta love Max. Wearing her "if you want drama, here I am" shirt with a rockin the 80's sparkle belt and a skirt. She is hilarious! Congratulations to my imaginative, determined, boy crazy, stubborn, funny, independent little Maxi! I love you!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Look how these boys have changed! Nate and Cy at the dance festival in 2008, and then in 2010!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Cy liked playing Itty Bitty baseball at the Legacy Center. His coach was my friend Celeste. Celeste and I met working at USA back when Casey and I first got engaged. It was fun to see her again! Cy's friends Porter and Logan were also in the program, so Cy really enjoyed going. The video is of Cy playing outfielder. He is fast like his dad. :)
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Maddux: "What's for lunch?"
Maddux: "Can't you do any better than that?"
Cy: "Mom, I love you so much. I love you cause you are good like Jesus. But when you do bad things you have to say sorry to Jesus....(pause)... and santa."
Ryllie and I had the birds and bees talk and here was her response: "Mom, that's kinda gross".
Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
After Easter, the kids and I headed down to St. George to spend the week. Kenice, Mitsy, and I went down with our kids and had a blast hanging out with the family. We were able to get 3 day passes for free to the Rec Center Kaysha works at. We went swimming almost everyday. We played basketball, went rock climbing, watched Jarom & Z's baseball games, went to the park, went shopping at the outlets, sewed pajamas with grandma, made a fort on the banks of the river mom lives by, and went to Zion's National Park. In Zion's we took the kids on a small hike. We rode the shuttle all the way to the top (which was a good 45 minute ride with all the stops). We made it up there with no problems, but within a few minutes of getting off the shuttle, Hadlie ran her hand across a wood fence and ended up with slivers all over her hand, and Cy took the spray sunscreen and sprayed it right into his eyes! Poor little guy! After some work, and food, and potty breaks, we finally started the hike. The hike was gorgeous and the kids did great, but the shuttle back down was long and kids were tired and annoying and fun and lovable Aunt Hollie turned into a grumpy witch. :) Fortunately the self-acclaimed favorite Aunt Waynsh (aka Kaysha) was there and she gave me a chill pill. Aside from the shuttle ride, the trip to Zion was fun and memorable and I would totally do it again.
Easter fell on General Conference weekend this year. We loved laying around in our jammies and listening to the leaders of the church inspire us! What a wonderful way to spend Easter! As tradition, we headed over to Cuckoo's for the annual Easter egg hunt and dinner. This hunt just seems to get crazier every year. We keep accumulating more and more eggs. There were probably close to 500 eggs stuffed with candy, and only 10 children there to find them. Needless to say, they each had a huge basket full of candy that I enjoyed for the next month. :) hee hee. Cuckoo also spoiled them with a cute Easter gift and a webkinz. My kids are SPOILED!
Wondering if anyone in the neighborhood is super good at computers and is willing to help me out. Recently my Norton Security is saying that I have koobface (whatever that is). I followed it's directions on how to remove it, and is saying I still have it on my computer. Help?
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Cute little Veevee turned 5! I don't get to see Crysta's family often since she works so much and they live so far, so we had fun going to Classic rollerskating with them. Here are a few pictures of her gorgeous kids, and I had to throw in a picture of Hadlie on a scooter just cause she is so darn cute. :)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I have been trying to get caught up, but am still a month behind! I will do my best this week to catch up with all we have been up to. It seems that uploading the pictures is taking longer than usual and it is getting just a tad irritating! Anyone else noticed this?
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Casey and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary (March 7, 2000) on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship! This was our first time cruising and can I just say, "I love, love, love, loved it!" To start the trip we drove to Vegas and stayed at the Renaissance hotel. We met up with old high school friend Amber and her husband who live in Vegas and had a blast going to dinner at Casey's favorite steakhouse called "The Steakhouse". This restaurant is in the middle of Circus Circus (which is such a dump), and it is super nice and has been voted best steakhouse 30 years in a row. It is hilarious that it is located inside Circus Circus, but while we were there we went up to play some of the circus games Casey loves to play. I started telling our friends how he plays this game that is impossible to win and how he has wasted so much money playing it, and "bam" he won it! In my face for sure! He had some cool prizes to choose from and he insists on this oversized monkey the size of me! On Sunday, we finished our drive to Cali and boarded the ship. The ship was massive! I mean, I had heard these ships are huge, but I really had no idea! It had an auditorium bigger than my highschool's, it had an ice skating rink, pools, basketball courts, miniature golf courts, a casino, a strip mall, rock climbing walls, movie room, spa, not to mention the enormous dining room and buffets! Our first stop was Cabo, which was beautiful and as I enjoyed filming all the beautiful scenery and Casey swimming in the ocean, and then we went to a little restaurant and I went to get my camcorder out of my bag to film the cute servers who were serenading us, and my camcorder was gone! My brand new $500 camcorder I just got for Christmas a year ago was gone! I still don't know what happened, but I pretty much freaked out. Casey kept saying that it was just a camcorder and not to stress, but I had a bunch of footage I hadn't downloaded and I was so devastated! Needless to say, I tried to enjoy the rest of the day, but I finally had to just go back to my cabin and have a good cry about it. By dinnertime, I was okay, kindof. The next day we ported in Mazatlan, which we personally wonder why they port there. It was pretty run down and dirty, at least what we saw of it. We walked around the empty beach front for probably 7 miles and then we were done, we jumped in a cab and drove back to the ship and enjoyed the rest of the day snoozing by the pool. The next day was our favorite. We ported in Puerto Vallarta and had the best day. It is beautiful there and my good friend Sara told us about Pipi's, an amazing restaurant. It was the best mexican food ever. After we ate there we both went to a massage place and got a couples massage for 90 minutes for only $35 each! We strolled along the boardwalk and looked for souvenirs to bring the kids. Casey bought them new ponchos (the ones that remind me of what was popular in the 80's). He also found Cy and Hadlie t-shirts that have sharks whose mouths flip open and have fish inside the mouths, they are pretty funny and Cy LOVES his! We watched some fishermen fish on a small pier and saw puffer fish for the first time. On the ship, we enjoyed lots of amazing entertainment, and we met lots of new friends. At dinner, they place you with other guests, and we were fortunate to be placed with Bruce and Elizabeth. Bruce was celebrating his 50th birthday, and the two of them were so much fun. We were also seated with a nice couple from Korea (although they live in Canada now). The language barrier made it difficult, but they were very nice. Craziest thing, I ran into my friend Beth from highschool. She and her husband were cruising with all her siblings and parents. Small world sometimes! The dinners were amazing, and you could eat all that you wanted. I think we tried about every entree and every dessert availabe on that ship. :) We loved the trip, and I can't wait to cruise again. The only thing I would want to do next time, is have some friends come with us. When we got back to California, our friend Amy got us into Disneyland. We walked around for a couple of hours and realized we still felt like we were on the boat so the motion rides were not sounding fun. We also realized that Disneyland is way more fun with the kids. :) We drove back to Vegas and stayed in the new tower at the Palms. That was a NICE room! Especially after spending the week in the small cabins on the ship. We drove back home on Monday, and were anxious and excited to see the kids. Thanks Cuckoo for watching them, and for all my family and friends who pitched in to watch them and help out! We had a blast, and I am grateful for the 10 years I have had with this incredibly hot and funny man! Never a dull moment when Casey's around and I sure love him!
Casey and his giant monkey.
This is the day I lost my camcorder, you can still tell I had been crying. So sad!
Picture of the pool area from one of the rooms in an upper deck.
Thanks Amy for driving us and getting us into Disneyland!