Friday, October 31, 2008

Nov 4th... Make your vote count

A lot of you might have seen this.  It's got some 11 million hits on Youtube.  Kind of hits it home.



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Delaynie!!!!





Today is a wonderful day. It was the day Delaynie Abigial was born. She came into this world with her Mama and Papa by her moms side.  

Jim was in Georgia for the Border Patrol Academy. It was funny calling Jim at 7:45pm and telling him I was at the hospital. I told him I would call him when the baby was born and that everthing was going well. Of course he is 3 hours ahead of us on time and had to get up early for more schooling the next day. I called him back at 8:30 pm to tell him that she was born but he did not answer. I had to call him 3 times.  He was a real trooper being away from us at this time. He was fortunate to come home and visit us when she was a week old. He then returned to the academy until January. 

Delaynie is such a sweet girl. She loves to help everyone, is very fashionable, and also loves dancing.  She is very into her musical theater class and wants to take up ballet. She has the build for a ballarina. I think that we will start ballet in November.  She is a spunky little girl with a lot of fire. She can make you laugh and want to pull your hair out all in one day.  

This is are little ROO ROO in a nutshell. We love her so much.  I do not know what we would do without her spirit and enthusiam for life.  Happy 7th Birthday Delaynie!!!!

 

Pumpkin Carving




Last night we decided that we better carve our pumpkins. I also realized that carving four pumpkins would be insane. So we opted to carve only one and let everyone join in to help. Much easier than the chaos that would have been created with four children trying to carve.  We let Delaynie and Reagan choose the cut out for the pumpkin and the result: THE BOO BROTHERS. If anyone else bought the same Halloween pattern guide you probably have one too. 

The best part of carving pumpkins is the look Hayden had about getting out the seeds. The girls were more than happy to empty the pumpkin but Hayden was about to Yack. At least this is what he wanted us to believe.   

Crazy and Zany!!!






All of these pics are of Mackenzie. She was feeling left out. I did not realize that every post was of the girls or Hayden. So this is to you Mimi., We love you

Mini Concert

This a cute video of Delaynie and Reagan performing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star video

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Stoney Ridge Experience





Without a doubt this is always my plot in life. We plan family activities and some how Jim's job (I know it is our income and I should be grateful) gets in the way. Of all the days when I needed him the most (most of the time I am strong I am women here me roar) he gets called into some special operation. So as we are all getting ready I am dreading going to the pumpkin patch because my biggest fear was had. Even though our great friends the Miller's were meeting us there and he was kind to push the wheel barrow back to the scales, I still had to get it to the car. I know what you are thinking, Why did I let all four of my children pick out there own pumpkin??? Why did I let them choose bigger pumpkins than they could carry themselves??? The answer is because I just do not know how to say No!! So after paying for over 130 pounds of pumpkins my children wanted to stay longer and play at the playground, eat homemade apple cider donuts, pet the animals and just enjoy the day. So we carried on. We played, we ate yummy donuts and petted the animals. It is so fabulous that I have a great daughter that can take kids around while I am waiting in line for food or paying for the pumpkins. This is also why I do not have as many great pictures as I hoped for. Well, we all survived the pumpkin patch. I was able to make it to the car with all the pumpkins,we were filled with warm yummy apple cider donuts and we now have the task of carving these beauties!!! It is great that Jim is home tomorrow because this is going to to be his job after dinner. If he gets called into to work I am just handing out markers and paint.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A video request by the kids

The kids stinking love this. They started with the original, and have morphed it into this. Also, this is a blog-fest day. Teeeheee.    Jim


Field trip to Stoney Ridge Farms

















I had never been to Stoney Ridge Farms before and we were so excited to find a great place like Bates Nut Farm. I felt spoiled to be able to go to Bates with the kids every year and last year we did not buy pumpkins. A tradition that I do not want to give up. I really liked the pumpkin patch so we are going back on Saturday to get huge pumpkins to carve. We will also be able to enjoy the corn maze, wagon rides, and delicious apple pie(Delaynie, Reagan and I have already had a taste of these great treats). I hope the kids will be as excited as I am to go back because I love fall and the many colors it produces. I also hope the weather will cooperate and we can go without rain. That would be the only negative side to going. I do not know if I want to trace through the fields of mud for a pumpkin.

Our Beautiful Dancer!!!















Reagan wanted so badly to be a dancer just like Mackenzie and Delaynie that I finally gave in. I was trying so hard to just do activities with the older kids after school and keep Reagan occupied with going to playgroups, library, grocery shopping and playing at home. But this only went so far with Reagan. She said, "Why do I not get to be a beautiful ballerina mommy?" So it just melted my heart that she felt so strongly about being a dancer that I was able to find a dance class 5 minutes from our house. It is at the perfect time 12:30-1:30 on Mondays. Now Reagan can fulfill her dream and we are all happy!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

So I have been Tagged!!! Thank you Lauri.

Well I am going to try to do this.

1. My first random fact is that I married the man of my dreams. The first day I spoke to him I went home and told my mother that I met the man I was going to marry. Well she thought you are nuts but 2 years of dating we were married and the rest is history.

2. I will go back to school one day and complete a degree in Interior Design. I could design and create all day long. I always have a project that needs finishing or something that I have thought up that needs implementing. This drives Jim insane. My house will always be my canvas.

3. I always wanted to be a cheerleader in High School. But it was never in the cards. This is not a bad thing. I do not know if being a RAH RAH girl would have fit my shyness that I had in high school. I wanted to be popular but never had the self esteem to master it. Popularity is not always a sign of success.

4. I am not one to seek adventure. So I guess I am a little boring. I would rather know what is going to happen before so that I am prepared. I am a planner. This is sometimes good and sometimes bad.

5. I love to cook. I love to come up with great foods for others to enjoy. This is were I love to help others plan parties. I could plan parties all day and make their party dreams come true. I love making invitations, creating the menu, and helping others create fun memories with friends or family. This is a secret passion I have.

6. I am a mother of four beautiful children and one the way. I never thought that I would be responsible for so many little people. It is a lot of pressure sometimes that overwhelms me. I think with all the challenges that we face today I hope that I am creating fabulous citizens that will be able to face the world. I am so glad that we have the church and the great leaders that give us the guidance. Hopefully I can sustain this great privilege that we call MOTHERHOOD. It is a fear that drives me crazy that I will fail one of them and not be able to get them back.

7. Well my final random fact if I have not bored you tears is I do not know what else to say. This was much harder to do than I thought. I guess I never share things with people. It made me have to think and ponder. I am more of a quiet person. I never really let people know who I am. This so I never have to worry about if they really like me or not. This is a trait that is not really that fabulous. But I do love all my friends that I have and my family. They are a great support system who have love me for who I am. Thank you!!!!

Okay so I finished my tag!! I am going to tag Becky, Jenna, Leslie, Brittney,Patty, April, and Aunt Lynda.

Say Cheeese!!!!!


So I am blogging about my Little Sister Leslie that I love so much. She has her own photography business that she started with just one thing, PASSION. She has an eye for a picture that I have never seen. She captures memories that you would never think to capture. If you have never seen her work check her blog, they are amazing. We all have talents that are hidden and we should all take the opportunities to find them and share. My sister is making memories for families that will be forever in their lives. What a wonderful gift she has and it does not help that the whole family is too dang cute. So Leslie this is for you!!! Your amazing. I love you!!!