Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kids love to embarass us.

Ok, so I just wanted to share a few of our families most embarassing moments.
We'll start out with Sami. Aaron took her to the grocery store. The cashier there wear's an eye patch. Well as Aaron is going through the checkout process, Sami notices the guy, and says "Look Dad, he's a pirate!" When Katie was first potty training,we'd (obviously) praise her when she was succesful. This became apparent one afternoon when we took a trip to the Tillamook factory (yummy!). I took Katie to the bathroom, and then went to take my turn. As I was peeing- yup, I just said that- Katie says, "You're peeing, I'm so proud of you. Are you going poo-poo too? Good Job!" Well, I won't confirm wether or not I was, but I'm pretty sure I heard a snicker from a different stall. I try not to ever go with the kids at stores anymore, cause they always ask unwanted questions in their most loud voices possible. Sami recently said,"Wow, that guy is really big! Why can't he walk on his own?" about a rather large man who was using the special hot rod wheelchair carts at the grocery store.I suddenly had to find something on aisle 12,the other side of the store. Katie once called me on a fart. (Hey it happens to us all sometimes!) We were at Target, in the girls clothes. I let out a little, eensy, weensy, harmless toot...Anyway, and she laughed and said, "You tooted!" There were other people around, of course, and I again, had something urgent to do in some other part of the store. That'll be it for now, but make sure to share an embarassing kid moment. And if you don't have kids, just share a plain, old embarassing moment. I love laughing at others' misfortunes!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pumpkin patch!

Well, it's that time of year! We took the kids out to a pumpkin patch today and they had a blast. The patch we went to has a train you ride out to the pumpkins and a ferry boat you ride back in. The kids had a lot of fun picking pumpkins out. The black and white pic of the girls and I was for their school field trip to a pumpkin patch last week. Credit goes to Heather Taylor for her mad photo skills. Yeah I love halloween! All I can say is that I have some serious sowing to get done or my kids are trick-or-treating in the nude! Which would also be adorable, but chilly.

So I am preparing myself mentally for single motherhood.....haha scared you huh? Aaron's rotation is in Eugene, Or, which is about 2 hours south of us. So he will go down for the week, and come home on the weekends. Sigh. So for those of you who live here, please take pity on me and talk to me,(I know I am not very fun, but service with a smile right?) Actually, if you are here for school most of you are in the same boat, so we need to stick together. So that is from nov-feb and then it's off to Arizona, and I couldn't be more excited!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, I am off to play a very important video game...saving the world and such!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The great makeup incident of 08'

It all started around 10:00 in the morning on Sat. Oct. 18th. The perpetrator (refered to as the perp henceforth) Katie, was last seen sitting in her elmo chair watching a movie. The victim (none other than myself) was suffering pains from what she believes to be an ulcer. (That's a whole different post.) She set the 3 kids up with a movie and random snacks. She closed her laptop, pushed in all the chairs, to keep a certain 15 month old off the table. She believed (haha, and she should know better) that things were relatively under control. (haha again) She went upstairs and laid on the bed to cry herself to sleep. Just kidding about the sleep, she was just laying down with the door open, so she could hear the kids. Things were proceeding smoothly(or so she thought) until around 10:30 when she heard Samantha (the witness) telling someone they would be in trouble for making a mess. She jumped up and headed downstairs with a sense of impending doom. She rounded the corner at the bottom of the stairs, to see Beckham (also a perp) standing on a chair, at the kitchen table. As the victim got closer she noticed that Katie and Beck, perp 1 and perp 2, were both covered in makeup. And as if that wasn't bad enough, the kitchen table, her laptop, and some material for perp 1's halloween costume, were also covered in it. Perp 1 was found guilty of pulling out a chair and accessing the victims makeup stash. She put her face on and then got down. Perp 2 then climbed up the chair, put his face on and then proceeded to eat, and/or spill the rest. Perp 2 was tried in juvenile court because of his age. Perp 1 was held fully responsible, since she had a record. In fact, she was witnesses the day prior, applying the very same makeup! Society is headed down the crapper. Ok, anyhow, that was my sad saturday. Entirely my fault? (Aaron says so, and I think he has a point...) Yes, I should have moved my makeup, especially since she got into the day before. Ah, oh well. I had some extra material so I think we should be fine. I didn't get pics of the kids, since I wasn't ready to laugh at it yet. I did take one of the table (aka the scene of the crime). Well, sorry to write this exhaustingly long tale, with an annoyingly large amount of parenthesis, and very incorrect sentence structure. So ladies, if you aren't already smarter than me, put your makeup up!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Halloween candy.

Look at them, taunting me. Asking me, "please eat me!" That's what the yellow piece of corn said anyway. But seriously, I love candy corn, and all it's brother and sister candies. My favorites are the large yellow ones. That mix is so hard to find!! Well, here in liberal Oregon anyway. (I'm not sure what being liberal has to do with the candy, but anyways) I don't really like the dark chocolate ones, and no I'm not rascist. They just don't taste as good. So here's a survey: What is your favorite halloween candy? My least favorite would be those orange and black wrapped taffy. Gross! I would never buy them so I can't take a picture of them. You know what I'm talking about!

Friday, October 10, 2008

My brother is safe at home!

For anyone interested here is a link to a short video of my brothers' homecoming at Salt lake city airport last night! I am so excited he is home safe, and oh so proud! I'll stop myself here before I get carried away. If you check it out, be sure to have a kleenex handy!


Dress up!

So the kids love dressing up lately. The girls are really into princess, and fairy type stuff. Beckham really wanted to be a dog like the girls, so I let him. It is obviously a pink dog, but oh well. We are going to invest in some boy dress up clothes soon. Even though he looks really good in heels! As a side note: Has anyone hurt or broken their tailbone before? I did in Feb. and am still in constant pain daily. I'm getting it x-rayed monday I think, but I'm wondering what other peoples' experience has been! Any suggestions, advice or whatnot would be appreciated. I would like to not be on drugs for the rest of my life!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Brent is coming home!

So most of you know I have 6 of the bravest brothers in the world! (Troy, the 7th brother is as brave as a 13year old can be!) They are all in the Army, or Army National Guard. Brent, the second oldest son, has been serving in Iraq for 18+ months. He has a 3 year old daughter, and an almost 2 year old son. He has finally left Iraq! He is currently in Kuwait! And will hopefully be home by next weekend. I am so excited for my dear sis-in-law Jennie, and their two children! I am so grateful to them for their sacrifices, and courage. I am thankful to all our military, and their families! I couldn't ask for better examples to my own children of sacrificing for this beautiful, wonderful country that we are so blessed to be living in. I am grateful for a mother who instilled in us a love for this country, that was set apart for us by God, where the gospel would be able to be brought forth. A love for those who sacrificed much early in our countries history and were aided by God, in establishing it. Also, she encouraged a will to serve to keep our country safe, and strong. Despite your views on the war, I have spoken with, and heard both of my brothers' personal experience, stories, and seen their pictures and videos. I believe the work our soldiers have been doing is good work, that has brought about much needed change for those in Iraq. I've seen videos of smiling Iraqi children recieving school supplies they probably couldn't even have dreamed of before. Clothes, shoes, medical supplies, and a breath of fresh air, and change. (Not that I want to sound like Obama...) Anyways, to cut my sermon short, (this is a topic I obviously get worked up about!) I couldn't be more proud of my brothers, and the military personnel around the world. Job well done. Hooah

Depressing post!

O.k so this might seem a little weird. We've been thinking and talking a lot about our will lately.
We don't have much monetary stuffs, but obviously our children are the main concern. We've thought through a lot of options, and have asked my wonderful, funny, caring, beautiful, smart, and awesome, brother and sister, Derek and Janel, (you guys can split those attributes up however you want) to take over raising the kiddos if something should happen to us. Wow, that was a super-duper run-on sentence. So seriously, I thought of posting this here since a lot of family read this, and as a backup until we actually finish the paperwork involved. I haven't had any dark premonitions or anything, it's just been on my mind. So, all our worldly possesions also go to them to use as they see fit. I guess the 360 could go to Troy and Trav since Derek already has one! It feels good to have a plan just in case! As a side note, I thought Palin did well last night! M&P FTW!