Sunday, January 25, 2009

New Hair...AGAIN



Dyed my hair red again...what do you think?...HONESTLY.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Gramps Pics





A few more pics from CA...taken by grandpa! 1st pic: the cousins are watching the making of chocolate (YUMMY) 3rd pic: I am eating a delicious turkey avocado crepe at Fishermen's Warf!! 4th: Wesley and Breaden under the bed, being boys!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Who's Who?



I found these pic, wearing the same outfit...which one is Landon and which one is Wesley?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

3 weeks of straight partying...






For Christmas break, me and the kids were gone for 3 weeks and let me tell you how much fun it was:

-Spent 8 days in the 'Berg with Carrie (Aaron's sis) and fam
-----Made cookies
-----All kinds of DELICIOUSNESS
-----Spent Christmas there
-----Got my hair hacked off (hence the before and after pics)
-----Made LOTS of good memories
-Spent a few days in Seattle
-----Shopping and more shopping
-----Spending time with Grandma and Grandpa
-Flew to San Jose (by myself with 3 kids...they did great)
----Went to the beach
----Enjoyed a seafood dinner on the pier with the fam (WITH OUT KIDS :0))
----Beach (although it was raining and cold)
----San Francisco (this is THE MOST fun place to visit, and when I go there, I think of HOME and awesomeness, and childhood because I have been there A LOT)
----Played with some friends (THURMANS and Peter too!!!!) I haven't see in ages (miss you guys!!)
----Chuck E Cheese
----Played with grandma and grandpa (I have NOT been to their house in over 3 years!!!! TOOOO long)
----Went to Oakland temple (where Aaron and I were married!)
----Visited and ATE (OF COURSE)
----Syd had a sleep over with her AWESOME cousins that are sooo nice to play "kid" games with her (even thou they are way older than her)
----Flew back to Seattle for a few days and then drove home. Here are some awesome pics I took! What GLORIOUS va-cay!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

NOT so perfect day

We have been out of town for 3 weeks (and having a marvelous time). While out of town we missed 79 inches of snow. 2 days before we came home, it warmed up and decided to melt ALL that snow (WELL MOST of it). Aaron and I drove home from Seattle to Spokane Friday. I knew there were be a lot of flooding around, but I didn't expect it in my basement! So we got home Friday night and my basement was FULL of water (a few inches in some spots). Our floor is uneven down there, which sort of worked to our advantage, since the water gravitated toward the dips in the floor and NOT everywhere else. We instantly went to go buy a shop-vac, which we went to 3 different stores to find one. While out, we were starving so we thought we would buy a take and bake pizza...ALL the stores were out of the ALL kinds (except cheese).

Two hours later we finally bought a shop vac and some pizza. When we got home Landon started screaming hysterically and we couldn't figure out why. Half hour later we discovered he had a NASTY diaper rash, not to mention a huge cold coming on.

While Aaron was trying to park the car he got the car stuck on a mound of snow (right in front of our house). It SERIOUSLY would not BUDGE. We shoveled and shoveled and poured on hot water etc. after a half hour we finally got it out. We finally ate at 8:30 and then tried to find the kids beds under all the mess. They finally fell asleep around 10:00 and then Aaron (and Landon) and I started on the basement with Landon crying the whole time. Not too much was ruined...just a bunch of the kids old clothes got wet and a lot of ruined boxes. At 12:00 I was to tried, stressed and grumpy to do anything else. So after drivng home from Seattle, spending $100 on a shop vac, driving around to find a dinner, eating dinner SO late, unpacking, laundry dealing with screaming children and a diaper rash, a flooded basement, a stuck car, an EXTREMELY messy house, I cried a bit and we went to bed.

I am actually not writing this to complain...now that it has been a few days and we are slowly getting back to normal, I just wanted to share our adventures! Never a dull moment around here. Aaron went back to Seatown last night. I am sooo glad he came back with me...I couldn't have handled it by myself! We threw out all of our carpet in the basement and cleaned up a lot of stuff. It's still leaking a little but we now have it all under control. Now that the basement is trashed, does anyone want to buy our house??? :0) We might take it off the market for a few weeks until it returns to normal...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Skunk...

We were driving home from Seattle last night and we see and smell a dead skunk on the road and Aaron's and Sydnie have this conversation:

Syd: WHY does it still stink, he is dead?

Aaron: Well...a skunk has a bag of smell and when he got hit that bag broke and went all over the road.

Syd: oh, okay

me: CRACKING up!