Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Son, the Eagle Scout

Tonight was Justin's Eagle board of review
and he passed!
So now he is officially

We are very proud of him!!!

It was interesting to sit in on the review. Jerry Christensen, who conducted the review, did a great job and asked Justin some very though provoking questions. Justin responded well and I hope he is proud of himself.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Flowers

This is my front flower bed.
These are dinner-plate dahlias that I planted from bulbs.
Only half of the bulbs have come up but boy have they come up.
Most of the flowers are the same
but there are 2 amazing big flowers that I love.

This yellow one is HUGE and so cool!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Favorite Color Day

Kamryn's favorite color is PURPLE
Jared said he wasn't wearing his favorite color, just his favorite shorts.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rainbow Day

We're almost to the end of kindergarten color days
Today was rainbow day
That was an easy one - they could basically wear whatever they wanted.
I heard a mom complaining about this the other day at school because
her daughter doesn't want to wear the color of the day.
It made me realize I've been lucky that Jared and Kamryn
have been cooperative and have had fun finding the
right color to wear.
check out Kamryn's socks we found at the dollar spot at Target.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Black, Brown and White Day

Today was a pretty easy one to find something to wear

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Purple Day

today was PURPLE day
to be honest, we went out last night and bought
Jared that shirt so he would have something
PURPLE to wear

I love this picture :)
Just looking at it makes me happy.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Orange Day

so for all the colors so far (red, yellow, green and blue)
there were 2 days for each color
but only 1 day for ORANGE ??
We're a big ORANGE family
and could easily have done more than one day.

It is getting more difficult to get a good picture of both of them
for these color pictures

Kamryn is showing us the smiling face on her hand
that Mona from Sam's club drew on
(it looks like Jared is trying to kiss her or something)

this was as good as it gets this morning

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Green Days

GREEN days were definitely some of my favorite since my favorite color is GREEN!
BTW, it is always Jared and Kamryn's idea to put their arms around each other, I never say anything to them about it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Donuts with Dad

Yesterday our Elementary school hosted "Donuts with Dad" This meant a very early morning for Jared and Kamryn. Since they have afternoon preschool they sleep in. For this event it started at 7:45. I had to be their early doing PTA membership stuff so Paul got them up and dressed and to the school. The kids were very excited to have him come and showed him their classroom. They said the thing they liked best was drawing pictures with Daddy on the paper on the tables.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Taylor

Today is Taylor's "GOLDEN" birthday -
where he turned 13 on the 13th.
The greatest present he got was that there was no school today.

We actually opened presents last night with the grandparents.
Taylor's main present was the soccer backpack we gave him before we went to Florida.

We also got him an alarm clock and
the live action movie of Peter Pan
(both of these were his requests)
Pretty exciting presents for a new teenager!

Tonight our family went to Fat Cats to go bowling to celebrate. Taylor won the 3rd game!

Taylor is a great young man and is really growing up. He's happy most of the time and always has a great smile on that handsome face. The girls are really chasing him. He's doing great in Jr High and in scouts. Its really fun to watch him play soccer. He is a great helper around home and is responsible in his deacon's quorum.

We love you Taylor!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Blue Days

Thursday and Friday were BLUE days.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bengal Volleyball

Brooke is playing on the Brighton JV Volleyball team.
I had fun using my aunt's camera at their last game.
This is my favorite action shot of Brooke.

Having fun on the bench

going for the block

This is actually their little routine/chant for before the game starts -
just out of order on here.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

New Bunkbeds


Jared and Kamryn were very excited about getting new bunkbeds.
They loved helping put them together.


Jared on his new bed
He is sleeping on the bottom first (he's a little afraid of the ladder)

Kamryn on her new bed
She was lucky to get the top bed first

Jared and Kamryn are 5 and in kindergarten and I felt like it was time to move them out of their toddler beds. Their room is the smallest in the house and the only way to move them into big beds was to have bunkbeds. I really HATE making bunkbeds but we have no choice right now.
It was fun to see how excited the kids were about their NEW room. It was a good chance to clean it out and sort through toys and get rid of some stuff. Hopefully they can keep it clean (at least for a few days).

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Red Days

In Kindergarten for the next 2 weeks they are having color days.
The first 2 days this week were RED days.

RED is an easy color to wear in our family.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Six Things

Six Things I Could Live Without, but It Wouldn’t be Pretty:

  • make-up
  • chapstick
  • our truck
  • my phone (not really)
  • curling iron
  • my camera

Six Movies I’ve Never Seen Before:

  • Good Will Hunting
  • New Moon
  • Spiderman 3
  • Toy Story 3 (but planning to as soon as it gets to dollar theater)
  • Inception
  • Chariots of Fire
Six of My Pet Peeves:

  • People eating/chomping with their mouth open
  • Flakey people
  • Being late
  • parents who park in the drive thru lane at the school
  • mean kids
  • bad drivers

Six Things I Really Love Doing:

  • eating
  • sleeping
  • reading
  • watching my kids play sports
  • listening to music
  • going out to dinner with good friends

Six TV Shows I Enjoy (I never watch TV these days so these are shows I used to watch):

  • ER
  • Amazing Race
  • Survivor (in the beginning)
  • Chuck (watched the whole first season in a weekend on DVD, haven't seen anything since)
  • Baby Story
  • What not to Wear

Six Jobs I Have Held:

  • waitress
  • office manager
  • grocery store checker
  • substitute teacher
  • cashier at french bakery
  • secretary

Six Books I’ve Never Read:

  • Crime and Punishment
  • anything by Jane Austen
  • The Hunger Games series, although they arrived in the mail today
  • The Girl with the Pearl Earring
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • The Old Testament (just parts of it)

Six Movies I will ALWAYS Watch if I happen to see them on tv:

  • The Wedding Planner
  • Princess Bride
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • EverAfter
  • any of the Bourne movies
  • Steel Magnolias