Thursday, June 30, 2011


We saw Transformers in 3D last night (thank you Jen Jen!). At the end Hannah came up to me and....

Hannah: I almost cried at the end

Me: Why?

Hannah: Because it was almost like a wedding, and people cry at weddings.

Now, when you see this movie you will know that this if funny....that she would get that out of it.

Joe has been at my Aunt and Sister's house in Utah. I think this is such a good experience for him and I love hearing about the things he's doing and saying. He recently found out about the laundry chute in Grandma Jo's bathroom.....

Joe: Tell me the truth! Has Zane ever jumped down the chute?

Jenny: No, did you go down the chute?

Joe: No, I was thinking about it but I decided if I did I'd probably break both my legs.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Some Stuff

* We (Zack, Greg (Zack's boyfriend) Matthew, Joe and Hannah and I) made our trip to Utah for Zack's new student orientation at the U of U. It was such a wonderful, lovely trip. It just wasn't long enough and I didn't get to see everyone I wanted and didn't get nearly enough time with my brother and sister in law's family. Lucky for me I'm going back at the end of July. So, hopefully I'll get to see all my friends....we need to do a girls night out or something!

*The U of U is such a beautiful and BIG school. I'm so excited for Zack. I never went to college and I'm so proud of him. I know he will be a big success in whatever he decides as a career.

*We left our Joe there with my sister. We took her Zane with us. I miss Joe but must admit the house is very quiet without him. 6 weeks is a long time though. I know he's having a good time there and being spoiled rotten by Aunt Jenny and Aunt Jo. Hannah misses him but she's surviving. It's been so cool having Zane with us. He's growing up and has been so kind and considerat to me....I think he needs to give my kids lessons.

*Megan was supposed to go on a pioneer trek for Youth Conference with our church. She begged and begged not to go. She even came up with a contract of all the things she would do for us if we didn't make her go. She HATES camping with all of her heart and unfortunately she doesn't have anyone she feels close to in our youth group...which is basically just her and another girl. So, we compromised. She went to the first day, which consisted of going to the Temple and then having games and a sleepover in the barn on a farm of one of our church members. She still has to do everything on the list....My favorite thing on the list is....I get to hug her anytime I want all summer long and she has to hug me back. She also said she'd do anyone's chores who are not home. and basically anything I ask her to do. I wish she'd gone on Trek but have to admit the hugs are quite nice.

*Work has been crazy busy for me. Because I work overnight I get to see some interesting people. Nothing like summer to bring out the crazy, drunkiness in people....among other things.

*Josh just got home from his trip to California. He and his girlfriend, Tori, stayed with my Dad and his wife Carolyn. They had a grand time. I'm glad he's home....i missed him. Thanks DAD!!

*Life is busy.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Conversations at the LDS Distribution Center

We are in Salt Lake City!! So, of coarse, I made a trip to the Distribution Center!

Me: This is a special place where they sell lots of church things so we need to be reverent.

Hannah and Joe: Okay

Me (after we walked out to the parking lot): Joe, you were not very reverent.....why weren't you being reverent?

Joe: Because I'm a gangster.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The sheet blanket thing

When my older kids were small I used flat sheets and fitted sheets on their beds....I soon discovered that making bunk beds with flat sheets is a flat sheets soon were outlawed and we just used fitted sheets and blankets....much easier. Aaron and I were talking with Matthew tonight and he was telling us how hot he's been during the night. I asked him if he's using a blanket and he said "no, I'm using one of those sheet blanket things". At first Aaron and I were quite perplexed, I almost went to his room to see what he was talking about......but, then we both realized.....he has no idea what a flat sheet him it's a sheet blanket thing.

Friday, June 3, 2011

conversations during dinner

Joe: I love you soo soo much Mommy!

Me: I love you too!

Joe: I love you all the love in the world!!

Joe: Even when I'm a grumpy old grandpa I'm still gonna love you!

Hannah: When I'm an old grandma I'm still gonna love you but you'll be dead.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


My niece Amy is a finalist in a singing competition to sing the National Anthem in their local rodeo.

Go to this link

click on "photos" and scroll down to find Amy, she's contestant number 9. She's wearing a scarf. Click "like". The contestant with the most likes will win!
She's a beautiful girl with a beautiful voice!