Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tagged by Jessi: my favorite greenie :)

8 Favorite shows:
1. The Biggest Looser
2. Prison Break
3. Dexter
4. The Office
5. Fringe
6. Lost
7. Project Runway
8. Greys Anatomy

8 Things I did yesterday:
1. Gave my kids a bath, and played in the toy room with them.
2. Went to the bank
3. Went to Fred Meyers
4. Talked to Chad on the phone a few times, and wished he wasn't out of town
5. Went running with my sister in law
6. Made Kemper unpack his suitcase, he didn't get everything he wanted yesterday, so he was determined to find a nicer Mom.
7. Had a LONG talk with Kemp (it was a long day, really)
8. Watched The Secret Life Of Bees when my kids went to bed. Saturdays are lame without Chad.

8 Things I am looking forward to:
1. Summer!! And all the sun, and swimming we can handle
2. Putting Kemper in Kindergarten
3. A trip with my husband and kids
4. The marathon this fall
5.Camping, and more camping
6. Jessica, Shalie, and Amy having their babies :)
7. Summer blockbuster movies, like Harry Potter, Terminator, and Transformers (I'm serious!)
8. Sleeping with Chad tonight

8 Favorite restaurants:
1. Tucano's
2. Texas Roadhouse
3. Famous Daves
4. Bajio
5. Blimpie
6. P.F. Changs
7. Cheesecake Factory
8. Olive Garden

8 Things on my Wish list:
1. To be a more patient mother
2. An end to this recession
3. Not being so obsessed about my weight
4. A stronger more honest goverment
5. Chad will find fulfilment with his job
6. Kemper won't need tubes in his ears again
7. That my relationships stay this wonderful
8. A boat.....someday

8 people I tag:
1. Shalie
2. Jessica
3. Krissy
4. Emily G
5. Sommers
6. Kelli A
7. Cassandra
8. Jen

Monday, March 23, 2009

Kemper's first day of soccer.

forget David Beckham
Kemp with his buddy Rex
He is ready to go already!!
Andie snugling with Bompa, who suprised us at Kemper's game
Walking with Grandpa
Kemp was the goaley(sp?) for the game, nothing got past him :)
Their huddle after the game, Go dinos!!
Kemp and Rex, so pumped after the game!
Saturday was Kemper's first soccer practice and game. It was so fun, he loved it. His good friend Rex is on his team, wich is great cause I will get to hang out with Rex's mom and my good friend Michelle. Her husband Mark is one of the volunteer coaches, he was great with the kids. My Dad showed up to show his support! Andie really wanted to get in on the action, so we chased her, or my Dad chased her most of the time. I am hoping Kemper really gets in to this soccer thing, I think it would be great for him and his endless energy. He is only 4 1/2 so it sould take him time to figure it all out, but its so fun to be there with him while he does something so fun.

Friday, March 20, 2009

My Highschool days!!

Sam, Amber, Lexie, Me. At a tailgate party getting ready to go to a football game
Some of my friends at a Senior Dance
Tanya, Krissy, and Amber, downtown
In the halls at Borah. I just love all of our clothes. Glad the styles have changed :)
After a football game
I had to put this picture of Emily and Krissy up, I love it! Emily is so little! Where has the time gone?
Love this one too from Krissy's wedding. The neices looked so cute in their dresses
Definatly after Highschool! The sisters, Jennie, Krissy, Emily, Me, and Memory
I took these from Krissy's blog!! I could not resist, they are so classic. It is crazy over ten years have gone by since then. It was fun and I had great friends, so many fun times. But I am greatful where my life is now, and the people I have to share it with. And I would have never guessed my best friend in Highschool, Krissy, would now be my sister in law!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Don't Forget.....

The Iraq flag
Dixie, standing behind Zach. Demonstrating the womans place in that culture
Toby, showing what the woman wear over there, and helping Dixie put on her dress
The gas masks all the Soldiers carried with them, and often had to use
Some of the things she brought back from Iraq, she even gave us their old money with Sadam's face on it. So cool.
Sunday night, Brett and Emily invited us over to their house to watch a presentation of a Soldiers year in Iraq. Her name is Toby, she is Emily's personal trainer, and she also spent a year in Iraq, as Military Police. She is one tough, amazing woman. She brought tons of pictures, and started with a power point presentation of them. Then she showed us all the stuff she brought home, and told some great stories. She started doing this presentation, just cause she hated the way the media gets everything wrong. It never got too political, but she did say, she thinks we did the right thing for that country, and that their country is better because we are there. And she actually said she would do it all again, as hard as it was. Even though she agrees, soon we need to go, and let them do it on their own. I learned so much, it was truly eye opening. I wish everyone could see it. It would totally change people's opinions on the war, and on Iraq, and on Muslims. ( I know it changed my opinion) Before America got there, Al-queida just moved weapons aroung all over the country. She remembers seeing missles and bombs, lying in the sand, with children playing soccer just feet away from them. Weapons of mass destuction or not, Al-queida had a major presence there, and Sadam loved it. I could keep going on and on, the conditions those people live in over there are horrific. (let alone the soldiers) It was worse than I could have even imagined. I can't believe she lived there for a year. The sand storms, the camel spiders, and scorpians, and the port-a-potty for an entire unit! I found myself thinking how grateful I am to live in America. And how grateful I am for the men and woman that serve our country. And I know our country is dealing with alot right now, we should never forget how lucky we are.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A conversation with Grandma

My Mom and Dad came over to babysit while Chad and I went out. She told me this when we got home.

(As she is gettin him in bed)
Grandma, is tomorrow Church day?
My Mom:
No, tomorrow is Saturday.
Punches the air in excitement.....and says Yessssssss!
My Mom:
chuckling, she says, you don't like church?
I don't like primary, the teachers and all the people, boss me around and tell me what to do.
My Mom:
oh really
Yeah, they are mean, I don't like it. In fact they are rude!!
My Mom:
trying not to laugh says. You should try this sunday, whenever anyone asks you to do something say, sure I would love to do that, and just be extra nice to the teachers.
He just looks at my Mom, with one of those looks like.....I am not buying this.

We were all laughing so hard. He has a hard time sitting in primary, as you can imagine. He did give his first talk last week, and did great. I think this is funny now, but if he still feels the same about church in his older year........that is not gonna keep me laughing!

Friday, March 6, 2009

My Husband just bought a gym pass.........seriously?!

So Chad has been going to the gym with his brother's in law for like 2 weeks now. And up to that point he had never been in his life. It isn't like he has to worry about his weight, so not fair. and his job as a builder has always kept him really active. So since no one is building right now, he is feeling pretty lazy. (even though he isn't) He has been debating on if, and where he should get a pass for a week now. I didn't think he would actually ever get one, and that this gym thing is a phase. And 10 minutes ago he was on the phone with his Mom (she is a manager at a gym) and he got one. I was really shocked, and excited! He went with Idaho Athletic Club, I tried to sell him on Gold's Gym, but he went with the better price. He does not make a big commitment like this lightly, so I know he will use it. In fact, he is there now with Chris. I think it will be fun to share another interest with Chad. I have been doing the gym thing since my highschool days with Krissy. We can take the kids to the gym, and workout together now. I love being with him, so any excuse is great. Plus I can totally smoke him on the leg machines (he might let me think that anyway!) I have a pass at Idaho Athletic too, even though I work for Gold's and get my pass there for free. Long story short, gym contracts are really hard to get out of, so always read the fine print!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It is almost spring!

Kemp on his bike
One of Kemper's friends from down the street took Andie for a ride in our tractor.
Loving the outdoors
Kemper, helping Mom by pulling the weeds
His growing pile of weeds
Today some kids down the street came over to play with Kemper, so we all went outside. It was like 50 degrees, and it made me excited for summer. Kemp got his CAT tractor out, and they all rode bikes and ran around. Andie, she can't get enough of being outside. She is obsessed, and it is impossible to say no when she runs over to the door and points, and her face lights up when you say "wanna go outside?" I can't wait to see how excited she gets to go swimming this summer.

Monday, March 2, 2009

My scrapbook and journal

Last week at my awesome book club my sister-in-law Emily showed me her blog book she had just had made. It looked so great, and totally inspired me. I always beat myself up about not keeping a journal, and my lack of skill and creativity when it comes to scrapbooking. I try, but I have just come to accept that I am not one of those domestic, crafty type woman. So that is why I am so excited about this Blog book thing! No more stressing that I am not making enough cute scrapbooks for my children and posterity......seriously, I loose sleep thinking about all my failures as an un-artistic woman! And, I am going to start writting some of the sweet, funny, and of course frustrating things my kids do. That way it will always be there for them to read someday. I know Kemper won't beleive at 4 1/2 he threatened to run away, and he packed his suitcase with his whole underwear and sock drawer, and no matching shoes. You can't make this stuff up!! And I don't want to forget it. So thanks Emily for showing me your sweet book. And fair warning that I will be posting stuff that might not be all that exciting to most, but to us, someday it could be priceless!