Tuesday, April 27, 2010

HaPpY BiRtHdAy BeN!!

It was Ben's b-day yesterday. I now have a 6 year old, weird!! I can't believe how time flies. We are so lucky to have him in our lives. He can be a wonderful helper and so sweet. When Ben was asked what he wanted to do, he said go to breakfast at Denny's. So, since his b-day was on a Monday, we decided that Sat. would be a better day to do that. He also said that he wanted to go Minature Golfing. So, Saturday we went to Denny's to eat and then we headed to Trafalga to do some mini-golf. The kids all seemed to enjoy themselves, which was fun for mom and dad. Of course on Sat. we forgot the camera, so no pictures of mini-golf.

For his birthday he got to take treats to class. He decided on Rice Crispy Treats. I also got to help in the classroom as well, so I got to be there for the handing out of treats and listening to his class sing to him. He seemed to enjoy it. Dad got home a little earlier than usual and we prepared Ben's favorite meal; chicken alfredo with spinach noodles. We also made french bread to go with it. Instead of cake, we had brownies. So, we sang to him and opened presents and then had brownies with ice cream and chocolate syrup on top.

Thank you for the gifts and well wishes. He had a good day and is glad to be six now. He did say today that he wished he was 9. I asked him why and he said that he would be closer to 10. I asked him what was so good about 10 and he just said that he would be closer to 15 and 20 and so on. So, getting older is fun for him now. I'll just remind him of that when he's turning 30 or 40. :)

Here are some pictures of my oldest:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Crazy Happenings

We are having fun here at our house. Charlie has been coughing and we decided it was time to get it checked out. We went in and they ended up taking an x-ray of his chest because of wheezing. It turns out that he's got pneumonia... How he got it, I'll never know.

Also during this we have been trying to finish up getting out house up on the market to sell. It's been a busy/fun week giving out medication and getting things cleaned up.

Our house is officially on the market and it's a little strange to see a for sale sign in our yard. I know it's time though, so that helps. We borrowed my dad's truck to help get rid of some stuff this week and it's even more weird to see a for sale sign in front of my house with a different truck in the drive-way.

So, that's basically what's going on right now. We'll see how things go and I will post more later.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I'm slow in posting all of this, but it was Mike's birthday this last Sunday and I have been meaning to write a post since then, but just haven't made it. So, better late than never, here it is....

Since his birthday was on a Sunday he decided to have a family party Sat. night. I decided it was time to have a date. We have a girl that lives by us that was trying to get some service hours and offered to babysit as well, so that helped us. We ended up going to the Macaroni Grill in Orem and then we decided to just go to the grocery store and find some dessert that we wanted. We ended up getting 2 pints of Ben & Jerry's. What great guys they are. We then watched a movie here at the house and ate ice cream. Then on Sat. we got some cleaning done and we then prepared for our party. There is a pizza/sandwich place here in Springville that is called Zubs. They order from there at the high school, so Mike has gotten familiar with them. So, we ordered some sandwiches and watched "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" all together. It was fun to spend some time together. We saved the presents and his cake for Sunday.

After church the plan was to head home and we would eat and then wait an hour or two and then do presents, cake and ice cream. We ended up having a little problem. We couldn't find Ben...anywhere. Come to find out he had walked home with the neighbors and didn't tell us. We looked everywhere. Scared me to death. After we dealt with that trama, we ate. While eating Brigit was falling asleep, so we deicded that we would let her sleep for about an hour and then we could do the festivities.

We then sang and opened presents and had cake and ice cream. It was fun to celebrate his day with him.

We are very glad that he was born and that he's a part of our family. We love him very much. Happy Birthday dear!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Photo update

I FINALLY uploaded my camera and I have a bunch of pictures. I need to take more to update a bit more, but for now, here are some pictures.

Updates of our newly painted basement great-room

Brigit asleep while reading

Coloring Easter Eggs

The kids with their Easter baskets

The family in Easter attire

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


We had a wonderful Easter weekend and enjoyed seeing the family. We didn't take near as many pictures that we should have, but I guess that's how it goes sometimes. We got back yesterday. Today I had a Dr. apt and my ultrasound. All is looking good. As previously stated we didn't end up finding out the gender. We will have a wonderful surprise at delivery. We are excited and looking forward to the event in about 20 wks. Either gender will be fun to have. I have been feeling well, so that makes things easy and fun. I have started to feel movement in the last few weeks. I'm looking forward to the baby getting stronger so others can feel it move.

Life is good. We have now gotten the major painting done. YEAH!! We have some touch-up and trim/doors left, but other than that, it's pretty much done. That's exciting for us. We are looking forward to nice weather for the next few days, so we can get some things done outside. We are enjoying our spring break from school for the most part. A couple sick kids so far.... Hopefully by the end of the week all will be well. ;)
Ain't no need to watch where I'm going, just need to know where I've been.