Sunday, November 29, 2009

Early Christmas

Tonight at dinner we were having broccoli for our vegetable. Lukas really dislikes trying new things and especially anything healthy like vegetables. Bribery is pretty much the only way to push him in the right direction. So I said, "Whoever tries their broccoli gets to open one Christmas present early." Lukas was immediately excited and happy to try it. He was laughing with joy, or so we thought, when suddenly it turned into tears. We asked him why he was crying and he said, "Presents are so much fun. It's so fun!" He was crying out of excitement! And sure enough he popped that broccoli in his mouth and now claims he likes three vegetables...corn, peas and broccoli. Nothing like a little bribery. (And dollar store toys that you have stashed away for just such occasions!)

Thanksgiving from A-Z

I really love this time of year. {Except for all the time it takes to make the big meal vs. the time it takes to eat it!} But eat food we did! Every year we get 2 Thanksgiving dinners! We had a great time at Aunt Lecia's (JaNece's side) and at Jessica's (Pat's side). It is wonderful (and filling) to have both our families close enough to share the day with. I was enjoying myself so much that I didn't even get a picture of anything. What was I thinking? (Do you ever feel like you want to leave the camera alone and just enjoy the moment? Then later you're mad for not taking yourself out of the moment to get the picture that will help you remember the special time? UGH!!) Anyway...I feel like we are blessed with so much. I wanted to really sit down and make note of all we have. So, we made a list of all the things we are thankful for from A-Z. Here they are:

  • A- Atonement, Articles of Faith
  • B- Book of Mormon, Baby on the way, bathes, our bodies, beds
  • C- Cars, cash, church, cooking, cancer treatments, cameras
  • D- Dads, doctors, Disneyland, days off
  • E- Earth, Entertainment, Easter, electronics, email
  • F-Family, freedom, food, faith
  • G- Good friends, gifts, GPS
  • H- House, holidays, health, Holy Ghost, hope, hospitals
  • I- Insurance, inspiration, ipods, InstaCare, internet
  • J- Jesus, jobs, Joseph Smith, JaNece
  • K- Kindness, knowledge
  • L- Lukas, love, little brother
  • M- Max, moms, memories, music
  • N- Neighbors, nursing degree, the nursery at church
  • O- Oatmeal, Olive Garden, organization
  • P-Pat, prophet, priesthood, plan of salvation, Peruvian food, primary, preschool, playgroups
  • Q- Quiet moments, quaker oats
  • R- Restored gospel, resurrection, repentance, revelation, real estate
  • S-Scriptures, sacrament, siblings, seasons
  • T- Trials, temples, technology, TV, toilets, toys, time
  • U- Understanding, USA, Utah, Utes, U of U
  • V- Very sweet husband, very cute wife
  • W- Wolfie, wife, water, world, work
  • X- Xmas, eXercise, Xrays
  • Y- Youthfulness, yummy sweets
  • Z- Zimbabwe, Zoos

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Really...Stitches, again??!!

Apparently, the third time is NOT a charm. This will be Max's FOURTH time getting stitches on his face. That kid is one tough cookie! I was at Target shopping with Whitney, so Holden, Lukas and Max were just running around playing. The next thing I know Max comes crying to me with blood coming out his mouth. I thought he just cut his lip or something minor, but after seeing how much blood was coming out I knew it was worse. He not only cut it, but split it wide open. His upper lip was all cut up and his gums, too! Poor child! It was a moment of panic since I didn't have anything to stop the blood in the middle of the store. I just held my hand out to catch all the blood while racing to the bathroom. Luckily, some nice ladies offered their wipes and we got things under control. Whitney ran for paper towels and ice and that helped a ton. I am sad and disappointed in TARGET because not ONE associate or worker came to investigate or help. We were making a lot of noise, so I don't know how no one noticed. (I went back later to talk to a manager about it all, and he was nice, but totally unhelpful as well. He just said sorry.) So, a trip to the InstaCare again. He had to have 4 stitches in his bottom lip and he handled it quite well despite his fear of shots {he had to have 2 shots in his lip to numb it}. We're eating a lot of popsicles around here and avoiding Target. We also thought it would be fun after such a horrific day to have a sleep out in the loft and watch movies. The kids were up WAY too late, but we're making memories, right! I love my boys so much. They stick up for each other and love each other and are so fun. They are a HUGE blessing in my life. They're my little super heroes.

New Moon Night

There is nothing like leaving reality to dive into a life of vampires and werewolves. {Especially when they so dang HOT!} So...A group of us girls got together to go see New Moon, but not after making our "Team" t-shirts and feeling a little silly wearing them around town (Olive Garden) before the movie. It was worth it, we got lots of comments and attention. One lady said, "What is this all about"? Referring to our t-shirts and we about died. How can you NOT know what this is all about? HELLO!!! The movie was not a disappointment. The action and special effects were incredible, as were the characters...JACOB...*sigh*! Now I can't wait to go again. We had fun. Aren't these girls silly? As you can see, we have a few cheerleaders amongst us. Go Team Jacob! :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009


How cute are these boys? I just love the way they play together and stick up for each other. I can't wait to see how they rely on each other as they get older.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I Run With the Wolves

Yes, I'm still obsessed and counting the minutes until I get to see this movie. I CAN'T WAIT! I really can't wait for all you Jacob-haters to eat your words. Always am, always will be TEAM JACOB!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's A...

Girl! We couldn't be more excited! We would've loved another boy, but I'm thrilled to be having a girl! I almost don't know what to do, I've done boy for so long. The boys have already named her "Little Annie". We'll have to see about that...?! I realize I haven't taken any pictures of me this pregnancy. Maybe it's b/c I don't have that cute, firm, pregnant belly...I just look chubby. UGH! Well, Lukas took my picture to help me remember what I look like at about 20 weeks.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Truth About Love

Lukas said to me today, "Mom, you can have girls as friends and not be in love. Cause that means you have to kiss." And I said, "Where did you hear that?" Lukas said, "No where. The only time you can kiss is when you're married. Or if your mom does something really nice for you." And that is how it is in the eyes of a 5 year old.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Max turns 3

We had such a fun time with Max's birthday. He wanted a Batman birthday, so we happily obliged. Pat had to work during the day, so I took the boys to lunch at their favorite restaurant ("Red Robin, Yuuuuuummm!") Later, he had a superhero friends party and then a family dinner. He was spoiled with gifts! Mostly he had fun running around being a boy, just what he does best!!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Seven things I love about being married to Pat...

  1. He is a big joker. Loves to play tricks on people, make people laugh, entertain people.
  2. He cares about me. He is the first to apologize and make compromises. He does so much because he loves me.
  3. He is such a great dad. He loves the boys and plays with them and spends time with them.
  4. He is motivated, dedicated and determined. Just look at his schedule and all that he gets done, including spend time with us. Plus, he is not satisfied until he gets the results he wants and he won't quit until he gets there. {How else do you think he got me?} :)
  5. He loves the Lord and lives the gospel.
  6. He makes everything more fun.
  7. I know that no matter what he'll be there for me and he is best friend.
Happy 7 year Anniversary to us!