Tuesday, July 29, 2008

To Be or not To Be...

Warning brag session ahead!
When Karl and I decided to get married I will admit we didn't know all the ins and outs about each other. I knew I loved him and he was a great guy but other then that we were going on faith. Throughout our life together he has had to choose to be... or not to be in various situations for example.

On our wedding day he chose to be... himself

At the birth of all four of our kids he chose to be... the proud daddy At the hospital when times were rough he chose to be... by my side
With each of our kids he has chosen to be... A teacher in the kitchen and in quiet times
When sickness hits he chooses to be... my helper and the kid’s comforterWhen he has a few free moments he chooses to be...A parent who spends time to bond and play with his kidos. When he was working four jobs and going to school full time he chose to be... there when his little girl had an important event even though he was exhausted.When he had to work Christmas Eve he chose to be... a few minuets late to hold the angel in the sky for our traditional Nativity.

When work (school, house or job) needs to get done he chooses to be... A good example and do it.

When we go camping he chooses to be... the best marshmallow roaster around.

When family wants to take silly pictures he chooses to be... a good sport

He chooses to be... A worthy member and a great example to our children.


He chooses to be... In Love with me...

I am so blessed to have him by my side as a partner and a best friend. Thanks babe for everything you choose to be.
With love, Snot Nose Joe and the Beasties

Monday, July 28, 2008

Friendships thicker then water






Last week Kippi and Kelten got to invite a couple of friends over to stay the night. Boy did they have fun! We went swimming a few times, played the Wii, ate spaghetti for lunch (kid’s choice) went to the playground of dreams, played in the water park and had snow cones all in 24 hours! Then we went to our wards 24th of July bash to see all the fun we had go here. It has really been a great week. Did I mention Tiernen is smiling all the time and he even laughs when something really tickles him :) What a joy my family is. I am so grateful to be home with them every day and experience all these fun little summer time adventures they are having. I'm off to clean house for family that is coming all the way from Wyoming and Utah to be a part of our Tiernen boy's blessing this weekend. Anyone who wants to come is welcome! 1:00pm Sunday the 3rd at the Burbank building.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My Life in 6 Words

Thanks for the tag Marilyn I'm sorry this took me so long.
Six words that describe my life:
1. chaotic
2. Blessed
3. intense
4. JOURNEY
5. melodious
6. golden

Rules state that I now tag 5 others and leave them comments notifying of them of this tag. Tagging is just as hard as making the list. Here goes.
1. TIFFANY O.
2. LINDSAY B.
3. RACHEL
4. CHRISTIN
5. AMBER

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Memory schmemory

I got this from Tiffany , and thought it was a fun idea.
Here is a fun little game... leave a comment on my blog of a memory you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you've known me for a short time or a long time. It can be funny, embarrassing, whatever. Anything that you remember! Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It is pretty funny to read the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you are playing and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.
On your mark... get set... blog those memories!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Crazy Summer Dayz

Today the kids invited this gal's kids over for a play date and they had so much fun
~~~~The girls did~~~~

THIS...They picked out a recipe, picked the ingredients from the garden and the pantry, and made it all from start to finish!

THIS. They helped me make Zucchini bread and they greased the pans the "old" way because I'm out of Pam. It turned out Nummy! AND THIS. They took a break and had some water melon and jumped on the trampoline then to cool off they played in the water. Fun Fun!




~~~~The boys did~~~~

THIS... They played Star Wars, and jumped on the trampoline, and played Star Wars legos on the game cube. They really had a ton of fun too.


Then when Marilyn came to pick them up, they gave us these scrumptious berries which lasted all of 1 hour! (The bowl was actually almost full before they started eating them all.)
We are so grateful to have such great friends who have such great kids!!


After things settled down the kids had some much needed (for me) quiet time for an hour. I guess it was the re-charge they needed because the next thing you know every kid in the neighborhood was over just in time for my new Visiting Teachers to come and visit. I am so excited I get this gals mom and this gals mother in law as my new Visiting Teachers! They also brought us more nummy berries just in time to replenish our stock. Don't they look so good! The Ladies are wonderful! They didn't even flinch when my kids (who were out front playing with the neighborhood kids spraying water everywhere) sprayed water IN Sister Lybbert's car and then they sprayed both ladies as they were leaving! UHG!!! You know they were great about it but seriously could we have possibly found a way a little less damp to make them feel at home and welcome? I hope it at least cooled them off after having to sit in my hot house during our visit. Ah well all in all it has been a wonderfully crazy fun day but now we all feel like doing this.
(Kippi last night after swimming and playing hard with some friends for FHE)
But only after we eat these for dinner:) Don't you wish you could have some?Thanks for the idea Marilyn. Fresh blueberries + pancakes and eggs = fantastic breakfast for dinner.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tiernen McKai 1 month pictures

Here are the Pictures of Tiernen at One Month as promised.
Milk drunk and drooling
Uh Hello... I wasn't done da-ringken
After the tank topper He felt so good he couldn't even open his eyes for a picture.
He's perfect. Don't you agree?

I know this picture is dark but this is how we celebrated our 4th of July.
Sparklers + beasties = Tons of fun and burn spots on the lawn.