Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving getting close I cant help but think of all the blessings in my life and If I didn't say I was Thankful I would feel really ungrateful. I am just going to list a few of the blessings in my life right now. I am so grateful to have a husband who is selfless enough to go back to work for someone even though I know that is the last thing he wanted to do but he knew it would benefit our family. I am so thankful for two wonderfully happy and most of all healthy children in my life. We love to have fun together and not a day goes by that I dont get a hug or a kiss. Our little secret is cleaning day. Every saturday morning we get up turn the radio up loud then have a dance( well cleaning) party. There are some saturdays that they are waking me up so we can turn on the music and clean. Who could ask for anything more? I am also thankful that I have a job that I enjoy not just enjoy but LOVE, I hate to hear how everyone complains about what they do mostly because I am so lucky that I get to do what I enjoy. Last but not least I am thankful for two of the most wonderful parents in the world, And I truly mean that. They are so supportive and willing to help out in any way that they can. I am so glad that my children have grandparents close that love to spend time with them. I can honestly say that sometimes I think that my kids would rather be with them than me. They are so lucky to have such great role models in their lifes.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving wherever you are!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My little Utah Fans

Ever since Brent got Bradley a Uof U shirt for Christmas last year Bradley has become a fan. He has loved watching all the hype on the news about the game today and even reminded me that at 4:00 today we need to turn on the tv. This morning I found this on my wall.

Katie thought it looked fun and then made a sign of her own. I have to say for 4 years old she did a pretty good job!

Date Night

We actually had a date night last night, Thanks to several people. Abbie babysat so we could enjoy a night out with my family without kids. We went with my mom and dad, Brent and Cindy and Kellie to Body Worlds.(Kane had a meeting) It was so very fascinating to actually see the human body with everything attached in several different poses so you could see how everything works together. You just cant get those kind of views in a cadaver lab. It was amazing to see all the different organs and read interesting facts about each one. I dont know why but the most interesting part to me was when they would show the vessels and arteries all by themselves on a skull or hand. It is such an intricate pattern and amazing to see that all that is actually in there. Then we enjoyed a wonderful dinner and converstion at California Pizza Kitchen. It was so nice to not have the kids for once and to get to enjoy dinner and actually the conversation without your kids climbing all over you. We had a fabulous night so Thanks Abbie and Mom and Dad for the invitation!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I am so excited!

Yesterday morning Bradley came and got me out of bed and wanted to know if they do this every year. I had no idea what he was talking about, He said give us a new garbage can. I was so confused so I went outside to look. This is what I found.

This is our new recycleables garbage can. I am so excited to be able to recycle right at my own house. We have been recycling at work for a while now and when I found out that Bountiful city was going to start a recycling program I couldn't wait. I thought that we wouldnt get it until January so it was a bit of a suprise to find it outside already. Pick up only comes every other week and I am sure with all the paper we go through at this house that it will be overflowing. I am also excited to get to teach Bradley and Katie what can be reused and what cant. Now I can feel as if I am doing my little part to help mother nature.

Friday, November 14, 2008

What a week

It was a crazy week at our house with a lot of big changes. Kaylan went back to work for his old boss on Monday. He will still help with the company but more as a side job. The day after the election one of the biggest contractors that they do work for put a hold on every job they are doing and laid off 30% of its own employees. The other stuff that they had lined up is all on hold because of the money being tied up by the banks, Kind of forcing us to look elsewhere. His old boss welcomed him back with open arms and even told him that he wanted to jump for joy but wouldn't because he knew that Kaylan really wanted to do his own thing. It was a big relief to know that he had a job somehere.

Bradley had SEP conferences and for the first time we were told that he is on track. YEAAA! It was the also the first conference where his behavior was not the main focus either so that was a big relief. He use to be the class clown and always disturbing the class.

Bradley also decided to get baptized. He decided that Brent would baptize him. This was seriously his own decision and for that I am very proud of him. He will be baptized on Dec 6th with his good friend Dallin that lives next door to my parents.

Here are just a couple of fun pictures of the kids playing in the leaves last saturday at Grandmas house. They were very excited because we have no trees with leaves.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun

Bradley and Katie had a great halloween. First they were invited to the party at daycare, since it is the day that we usually stay home. They trick or treated to the kitchen, reading room, office and all the other classrooms. they had a blast seeing all their friends from daycare in their costumes. These are a couple of Katies favorite teachers.

Katie and Miss Tamera

Katie and Miss Meagan

That night we went trick or treating in Grandmas neighborhood. Katie told grandma that she could be a princess with her. So of course Grandma found a costume for Princess Fiona( from shrek) and dressed as a princess with Katie. I dont ever remember my mom dressing up for halloween when I was a kid. People did not even recognize her. It was so funny.

The second we pulled up to my moms house Bradleys friend was at the door inviting Bradley to go trick or treating with him and his mom. Bradley left and for two hours they ran Dallins mom around the neighborhood. The only pictures I got of Bradley were when he got back to Grandmas and crashed on the couch. He told us he was so tired his legs couldn't move anymore. The next picture is Bradley sorting out all of the candy he got. I have never seen so much candy in one place. I never really cared about halloween so I never lasted trick or treating that long to get that much candy. Usually I can get some of the candy away and hide it. But Bradley has been carrying the darn pillowcase with all the candy in it where ever he goes. I've got to come up with a plan. After being still wound up at 10:00 we forced them to go to bed and are just waiting to see what happens today. Im sure bradley will eat to much and then end up throwing up.