Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First Day of School

On the first day of school I wasn't ready at all for them to go back. Of course I went through the motions of getting backpacks ready, lunches ready and them ready, but when the time came to take them I didn't want them to go! There is just something about having your kids all to yourself and then suddenly having to share them again. So the first day was hard on me not to mention Dallin kept saying,"Man. . I don't want to start school" he said that over and over again. Then there was Alise who was scared to death to go to her first day of kindergarten. Needless to say, I thought it was going to be a really tough first day for me and the kids. However I was really surprised how smoothly it went! I got a lot of things done and the house was quiet for me to work. Alise did great and came home saying,"Mommy I LOVE school!" She had a great first day and she loved her teacher and was looking forward to day #2. Dallin still wishes it was summer time but he is starting to like school more and more.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

My New Project

The other day the kids were bored and just sitting around doing nothing, so I pulled out my kids party book and for fun I asked them what kind of birthday party they wanted this year (my only request was that it be LOW cost and reasonable). I sat in the middle of my bed with the book in my lap and the kids all sat around me. The kids had a great time looking at the fun creative things we could do. I was surprised that the kids all picked something right away. Preston wanted a dinosaur party, Alise wanted a cooking party, and Dallin wanted a detective party. I was excited to know so much in advance what they wanted so that I have plenty of time to get things ready (especially since their parties are so close together). That night we went to Wal-Mart and I picked up some inexpensive material for me to make aprons for Alise's cooking party. All of my friends know that I LOVE projects just as much as I LOVE planning parties. So I got really excited and I came up with my own pattern and starting making them that night. I already have 3 done and her party is not until January! Take a look and tell me what you think. Also if anyone has any more ideas for the other two parties, I'd love to hear them.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Gregg and I went to an 80's party tonight and had a great time! I origionally planned to go shopping for the PERFECT 80's outfit but that didn't happen. So Gregg and I dug in our closets and got creative.
When we got to the party they put stickers on each of our backs with pictures of old 80's movies, shows, and music groups. We then had to try to guess what was on our backs by asking people yes and no questions. That was so much fun remanissing about all the old things we used to do. I got the smurfs and Gregg got Dukes of Hasard. Then later they had 80's karioke. That was halarious listening to people sing WAY off key. It was great, take a look.

Maleah was posing for me today

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Dallin and Maleah

New Song

I usually am not into country music but this song by Carrie Underwood is really awesome! I had never heard it before until I went over to my brother Andy's house and he was playing the video on his computer. He asked me to sit and watch too, and at the end when it shows the older couple Andy just broke down and cryed (I did too). That part is really touching and even now I can't watch it without crying.
Check it out. . . .I promise it has a happy ending.
Sorry Andy I hope I didn't ruin your manly image, I love you bro!