Christmas came and went so fast...we had my sister Amy come with her husband and daughter and we went to Tuachan for the Nativity and rides and as usual it was so pretty out there. Christmas Eve we did our tradition of opening up Jammies for the kids. This year they got jammies that had matching jammies for there babies, so that was fun. Also we started the tradition of Elf on the Shelf and our girls LOVED it, so much fun. I wish I knew about it a few years ago. Tayler got roller blades, Naomi got a scooter, and Camden got a car that converted into a walker. We really wanted to get the kids a trampoline but we could not get our act together this year. We didn't even start shopping for our kids until 3 days before Christmas. The gym has been so busy that Rodger didn't have any time and of course I couldn't go with my kids so it got really difficult. My brother and his family also surprised us from Arizona and showed up which was exciting because they had just had there 4th kid and nobody had seen her yet so in the corner of the picture is my new little niece Corrinna...so cute. We had a good Christmas this year, lots of fun!!!!!
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Thanksgiving this year was really kind of sad...I miss having BIG Thanksgivings with tons of family. This year my brother and his wife and two kids came which was always lots of fun and then we had my mom and her boyfriend and our family. It's hard for my family to all get together because we are so spread out, it makes me wish we lived in Washington with Rodgers family sometimes. That and Holidays always bring out the drama in my family when my parents are bringing there boyfriend or girlfriend...Oh well, what do you do! I did take pictures with my phone but haven't figured out how to rotate them yet.
Rodger and I went to a Halloween Party this year. Our costumes weren't exactly in sinc with each other but it worked. Everyone thought that patch on the back was a tattoo but it's supposed to be his hairy plumber crack...Yuck!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
This is our Anytime Fitness crew. We were in the swiss days parade last weekend and the kids had so much fun throwing candy... I know, I know... Anytime Fitness and Candy??? We got that a lot but we wanted to get our kids involved and that's what they wanted to do, besides eating the candy is what brings the people in right...they gotta work it off! The family in this picture is the ones who bought our old business partner Steve out and I am so grateful they did. They are so much fun and we get along so well so the partnership meshes really good.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tayler lost 2 teeth in two days and has 2 more that are loose....the toothfairy is going to go broke on this kid. These fell out the day before picture day at school and she was so excited. Tayler told me that this is how she smiled for the picture so it oughta be good. I can't believe how fast she is growing...my big first grader that talks as though she is in high school already, boy do we have our hands full but we sure do love our miss Tayler!!!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Today I am reflecting on how blessed I am! I had a scary experience happen and am feeling so lucky it wasn't worse then it was. Naomi wanted to watch a movie a couple days ago and I told her that if she helped me put her laundry away that she could watch whatever movie she wanted. I was in the Living Room seperating piles of stuff she could put away. First she put shorts and skirts in the bottom drawer of her dresser and then I handed her some socks and panties for Tayler's top drawer. I don't know how many times I have told her not to step in that bottom drawer because the dresser could tip over. We had this big Turtle tank on top of there dresser.... "had"! I all of the sudden heard this CRASH and I knew that it wasn't good. I run in there and the tank is in a billion pieces, clothes everywhere. Naomi's hair is dripping from all the water...I asked her if she was ok and of course at this point she is only screaming, I pulled the dresser back up and looked over at Naomi and the only thing I could see was BLOOD splattered all of the wall and onto the carpet. I grab her and put her in the bath and stripped down all her clothes so I could find out where she was bleeding only to find that it was just her finger. She split it pretty good, not enough to need stitches but plenty of blood. I don't know how she did not get crushed by the dresser and the tank, for her to be standing in that drawer and having it come over...I have no idea how she got so lucky!
So besides a HUGE mess and $75 worth of carpet cleaning I am feeling so blessed my little girl came out of that ok. I didn't even take a picture because I think I was in shock, I wish I would of because Rodger didn't even see it. As for our turtles, they are still alive and kicking. I found one under a drawer and the other under a rock and they are both fine....I don't know how that happened either.
I am truly blessed and grateful for my husband and kids and for the ability to face everyday challenges knowing that I have my savior by my side!
Monday, August 22, 2011
I can't believe our little guy is almost 4 months already, he is growing so fast. Right now he is smiling all the time, almost rolling over (so close) and he likes to make noises with his lips and cheeks. We were looking at pictures of our girls when they were this age and all of our babies look the exact same...it's crazy! I will have to post pictures of the kids all at this age next time. Camden has so much personality already and I'm excited to see what he will do next. We Love "BABY CAMDEN" !
We skipped out on the fair last year because neither of us wanted to go, Tayler was UPSET so we heard about it for a year, so we knew we couldn't miss out on it this year. The girls had a blast! They got there faces painted, snow cones, etc. It's so fun to see smiles on our girls faces....Pure Enjoyment!!!