Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Lack of Blogging.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
We left for our trip on Wednesday evening. We had a few setbacks (brakes, too much stuff, and loading a trailer).
Thursday we ran errands and spent a night at & with Keli & Sean. (see here) (Kirsten's pink hair will be explained later)
We left Friday morning, (not as early as we hoped) but we were on our way. At midnight we finally ran into a major snowstorm. We had avoided bad weather all day. It then took us 2 hours and a lot of doubt in my mind to get 27 miles to the nearest town.
Saturday we were off again. We were in New Mexico, and about 20 minutes into our "stressful" morning drive (very slick roads) we were the first ones to come up on a rollover. Jake and I stopped and helped the family. Luckily no one was hurt but the highway patrol couldn't get there for two hours. They ended up being from Austin and had been driving all night. Jake helped find a tow truck (the parents didn't speak very good english) and then a couple of them rode with us and the rest got into a van that had been traveling with them. We were off to Austin once again.
Our kids have been used to traveling and didn't say a word. It ended up taking an extra 5 hours and they were great! We dropped the other kids off at a local WalMart and then we finally got to Betsy's at midnight.
The rest goes as follows:
Relax, eat, relax, watch movies, eat, and believe it or not Betsy and I have actually been running (starting on Christmas)! I have a goal of improving greatly on the Moab marathon. (btw Karl, it ended up being less then what Jake told you. : ) yay for travel agencies.)
It's been a great couple of days and we are looking forward to another great week here.
I'll follow up with a Christmas post as soon as I find the pictures.
Merry Christmas to Everyone once again. We love and miss you all!
Sunday, December 02, 2007
McKay: Mom is tomorrow the first Sunday?
McKay: Then we have to go stuff ourselves.
McKay then proceeds to tell Kirsten about fast Sunday.
Kirsten: Are you telling me that I can't have breakfast or lunch anymore on Sundays? That's crazy.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
"...So all he could do was to sit! Sit! Sit! Sit! And he acutally liked it, all of the bit."
I think Cruz has watched Cat in the Hat too many times. I turned around from doing the dishes and straightening the kitchen to find him doing this. And he did this for a good 20 minutes.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
....I feel pretty good with Axel. He is my favorite uncle. Here is 10 reasons I like him. They are:
- He brings food to me in bed.
- He acts like a kid.
- He likes computer games, just like me!
- He gets mad when we get him wet.
- He gives me piggy-back rides.
- We like to play the same games.
- He is the youngest in his family.
- He has the closest age to mine.
- He is in school, like me
- He is the best uncle EVER!!!!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Now here are their lines that I heard the most tonight....McKay: (half whine) When can we go to Toys R Us?Kirsten: (I have no idea where she got this) Trick or treat, smell my feet, gimme something good to eat. If you don't, I don't care, I'll pull down your underwear.Cruz: Treat? No trick. Katanya: More? (wanting another smartee or chocolate)The end.
A. Too much hard physical labor
B. Was a perfect example of a perfect husband and got up with the baby.
C. Wore out from running all my errands, being room dad, and making dinner.
D. Staying up way too LATE watching and catching up on all his show off the DVR.
P.S. I really don't think he know I took this.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
|You Belong in Rome|
You're a big city soul with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?
|Your Daddy Is Johnny Depp|
What You Call Him: Old Man
Why You Love Him: He knows best
|You Are Bart Simpson|
Very misunderstood, most people just dismiss you as "trouble."
Little do they know that you're wise and well accomplished beyond your years.
You will be remembered for: starring in your own TV show and saving the town from a comet
Your life philosophy: "I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again!"
|Your Lucky Love Color is Green|
When someone gets to know you, the first thing they notice is your refreshing honesty.
You are real and true to who you are. Of all the colors, you are the most comfortable in your own skin.
And unlike what your color might suggest, you don't have a jealous bone in your body.
Your heart is open, and you give your partner a lot of freedom. Because for you, stifling someone is not love.
|Your IQ Is ???|
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Back to the story....
Question: What do you get when you mix a new couch....a pen....and a three year old?
Answer: A traced hand right in visible sight.
This is what you get when you help Jake outside.
After googling my problem the solution was perfume on a q-tip. Did it work?
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
....Cutting....(Kirsten wanted the new petshops, that was her blackmail from dad, he was tired of her whining after every bath and every morning)....
.... her thick, THICK ponytail that was 11 inched long....
....and SMILING faces. No more crying every morning when I do her hair. No more knots. Was it worth the $$$....EVERY PENNY for me!
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
THOU SHALT NOT KILL! ... well I guess I had better try harder next week.
Tonight at around 6pm Amy was on her way out to run an errand and said that she was taking my new truck because I had hers torn apart. I told her that I would hurry and put hers back together to which she said " OH I SEE ... YOU DON'T WANT TO LET ME DRIVE YOUR NEW TRUCK!"
As I opened the door and walked outside I turned back and said that I just wanted her to see if I had fixed hers. In the course of my turning and talking I had taken a few steps outside ... when I turned forward again I was about 4' from the rear end of an angry SKUNK! She had decided to come nibble on some cat food. I had a heart attack ... I stumbled for the door and barely made it back inside. Amy asked what was wrong as I ran to the safe and was fumbling with the combo. Adrenilin kept me from performing at top speed and the skunk got away ....
BUT ALAS! I know skunks and once they have found a good spot to feed you might as well adopt them. So I figured I would wait a few hours till it came back and then take care of it ... the last thing a guy wants is to walk into that as he is trying to get the groceries and the kids out of the car.
Round two had no results ... so I prepared for round three .... kids in bed, guns ready at the door, shoes on my feet ..... 11:15 pm ....3, 2, 1 ... throw the lights and the door and come out blazing. It was a total "Die Hard" moment. All that I can say is ... ONE SHOT ... of course the fact that it was a shotgun helped.
The only downfall ... my bedroom window was open and the wind was blowing that direction about 30 MPH. So I guess I will be PEPE LE PIEU for the night.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
So Tuesday Kirsten and I wake up at the same time and got there at 7 o'clock again. Just when I put two and two together that today was picture day and today Kirsten would be numbed. Not a good combination. In fact she came home not moving her left side at all. When I asked her if she could smile her answer was "My nose and mouth are still sleeping."
This was Kirsten an hour before Kindergarten.
So we got Kirsten ready for school and curled her hair and now we wait......to see if her mouth was still sleeping.
P.S. There is always retakes.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
for an upcoming auction / online auction on Tuesday." So Friday afternoon when the kids got home we left and another road trip was on the way. While we were there we stopped and stayed with cousin Sarah for a night. It was really fun to see her and let the kids play. Kirsten made instant friends with Sierra and was excited to have a cousin her age. Yay!McKay was the only one to take pictures of the day we stayed there. She was trying out her "new" (my old) camera.
We also went Downtown Saturday night. This picture is sorta blurry because I had forgotten to turn the flash back on.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
P.S. Yes it was cold enough for long sleeves. We have actually had to turn our heater on at nights. It's that cold!
Monday, September 10, 2007
Nate & Betsy also share this special day with us! Happy Anniversary and we love you!
Sunday, September 09, 2007
I watched this video on tv last night and it was incredible. It happened in 1988 in Henderson NEvada. The shock wave nearly leveled tghe town and caused 77 million dollars in damages to houses and building other than the rocket fuel plant that was obliterated. I guess that problem happened that after the Challenger disaster in 86 they stopped flights but never stopped production of solid rocket fuel .... they started storing it in temporary bins and this happened.
Monday, September 03, 2007
I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT!!!! Kirsten had 130 and McKay had 133. The sad thing is is this picture doesn't show any of their houses or accessories that it comes with like baskets or strollers, etc. Between the two of them they own every " building" that has come out.
I think this is getting to be a bad habbit. I am finding myself getting "addicted" as well. They are just too cute and not expensive at all.
The good thing is, the girls play with them all the time. They are not a toy that sits their in their bin getting old.
Jake and I were trying to figure out how much money they and we have spent on them.....I don't even want to go that far.
Please, someone justify me and tell me I am not the only one.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
When I saw Bonny post Victoria Beckham about a month ago, I fell in love with the haircut. I debated for weeks while Jake kept telling me just to get it cut. I finally took the plunge this weekend. I took a picture to my fabulous hair stylist and she copied it perfectly. We added a little brown in and toned down the blonde. It is so EASY to style. I didn't spend more than 5 minutes in the bathroom this morning. Although, the best part is for once in my life Jake absolutely LOVES my hair. He has told me this about 50 times in the last 48 hours. His exact words this evening were, "This is your best haircut ever. Will you keep it like this? At least for a year?" YAY!!!!
The back view.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Katanya and Kirsten below....
Jake was above. Parents were allowed to go in and play with their kids for free.
Blowing out her birthday cake. I like the fact that she has some extra help in the background.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Cruz LIKED. Once again I wasn't sure, but it matches and it looks pretty cool with the planets on the ceiling. His favorite color is green and he picked it out all by himself. His other duvet was denim on both sides and just too hot.
THE ROOSTER....I LIKED and fortuneately so does Cruz!