Thursday, May 30, 2013

Throw back Thursday

Missing my Sister like crazy!!  

That's why it's so green here

After their fun in the rain

We've been having some really awesome Thunderstorms!  Lightening and super loud claps of's truly amazing.  Tonight the kiddos wanted to play in the rain....Aaron let them because he's an awesome dad like that...they had so much fun.....boy were they drenched!!  They had to strip right there on the front porch.  Aaron held a towel up so they were not showing their goodies to the world or our neighbors.....

While taking the pictures we noticed the rain was coming down in a sheet off the corner of the later, after his meeting at the Church, Aaron found that the rain spout was clogged so he fixed's sure nice having a handy guy around.....

yeah....the rain gutter was clogged....Aaron fixed it soon after this.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Princess Hannah

This girl can make a party out of any situation!  She is always entertaining herself.  She's also one of  the biggest pack rats I've ever  met.  If you were to open one or all of her dresser drawers you might find many things in there besides clothes, like....a ball of clay, papers from school, old Valentines, a hanger, stuffed animals, an old transistor radio, headbands or a box of chalk.  Yesterday I bribed her to clean her room.  I told her if she would clean while I was sleeping, I would take her to get a couple sundresses.  She cleaned it...part of which consisted of pushing things out of the middle of the room to the edges of the room...but it did look a TON better so she got two new sundresses and she was happy and now she can actually play in there....until it's a gigantic mess again.  I give it two days, maybe three.  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

9 year old wisdom

On the way home from the zoo tonight we passed a firehouse and Joe saw a fireman standing outside smoking a cigarette.  He said "Mom!!  That fireman is smoking!!  That's the opposite of what he's supposed to do...he's supposed to put fires out not start them!!"  The boy's got a point......

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Conversations with an 18 year old

Josh got a job at the YMCA as a daycamp counselor.  He is training this week and we are struggling to get schedules synced.  I got home this morning to find out he needed me to take him to work, but not til 930 and  I am soooooo tired!!!  Here's the conversation.

Me:  Can't you just go to work early?

Josh: I don't work until 930, I'd be like an hour early.

Me:  So??

Josh:  There's nothing to do.

Me:  Watch the girls in exercise class.

Josh:  There's only old people in the class and their exercise consists of lifting their leg.

Perhaps this is only funny to me because I've been up all night and I'm a bit loopy but I could not stop laughing!!  I asked him if I was considered an old person and he said "no"...............good answer, son.

Megan's humor

We went to a graduation party after church on Sunday.  While we were sitting at a table outside with some friends Aaron looked over and saw an older grandpa age, white hair, a little stooped over.  Aaron said "that guy looks familiar to me, how do I know him?".....without missing a beat Megan said "You see him every Tuesday, his name's Morrie".  I laughed a little too long and a little too loud!  I love love love how quick she can be and how witty she is! 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Some thoughts about motherhood...

This has probably been one of the hardest years in my mothering career.  It's been seriously difficult for me to hear about my friends/family sending their kids off on missions for our church and having mine not want to some ways I feel like a failure.  I feel jealous when I see the pictures of my friends children going off to the MTC and pics of them on their missions.  Don't get me wrong I could not Love my boys anymore than I already do....I love them without end and nothing they say or do would ever change how much I love them.  I am proud of them...and want to be a part of their lives no matter what.  Though I may not always agree with the choices they make I am always their mom and their biggest cheer leader.  So, even though they don't want to live the lives I envisioned for them, I'm still here for them....I'm still their mom.  I can't wait to see what will come for them and I plan to be there cheering them on.....
One of the few pictures I have of Josh and Zack together......

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ginger Love

Just really love this ginger boy. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


A really good song came on the radio as Joe and I drove down the street.......

Me:  Come on!!  Dance with me!!  (as I dancing in my seat )

Joe: No!

Me:  Oh, come on...have some fun!

Joe:  I am not a little kid anymore!

Me:  I'm not a little kid and I'm dancing.

Joe:  You are a mom and you have to act like a little kid because you have little kids.

Me:  I'm just acting like myself

Joe:  That's because you are a crazy mom.