Thursday, April 23, 2009


Well, we arrived home safe and sound and had a wonderful time. Fell in love with Key West and also the Island Coco Kay in the Bahamas. I love white sand and blue water that is so clear. Chris loved snorkeling and I loved laying out and relaxing. Saw Iguanas the size of Holden and bigger. Enjoyed the food enough for me to gain 7 pounds, but I am also retaining a lot of water cause I got burned really bad on my ankles and I am so swollen and blistered it is very hard to walk. The weather was amazing. I hated to come home but Chris was ready to get back to work. Four days of relaxation is all Chris can handle. I will post our pictures this weekend.

Now I am preparing for Harrison's birthday party tonight. He is such a sweetheart. I can't believe he is now 13. He went to his dads yesterday which was his birthday and when he came home I asked how his day was and he said good. I asked what did his dad get him. He told me he couldn't tell me cause I would get mad. I was like come on tell me. He then proceeded to remove his hand from his ear and low and behold was an earring. I said what the HELL is that. He said dad said since I was a teenager now I could do it and I talked Chandler into doing it too. Chandler came in and there was an earring on him too. I felt my blood boiling. And the anger building. I was in the process of looking for my phone to rip their dad apart and I told Harrison and Chandler to get away from me. They then could see how upset I was and started laughing and said mom it is fake and pulled the earring off. It was a magnet earring. I was about to beat both of them. Chris gave them high fives for getting me and their dad was in on it too and was waiting for me to call him yelling. UUGGGGG!!!! I told them they better not ever get one cause I will rip it right out of their ear. They were laughing the rest of the night on behalf of my expense.

Anyway, stay tuned for photos.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Saying Goodbye

Well the time has come. The house is in order. My sister in law Lynn is here to watch the kids and I am all packed. Can I say Chris isn't packed yet and he will do it around 10pm tonight. So I am here to say goodbye for a week. I will take lots of pictures and tell you all about it in a week. I want to thank those now who are going to help taking and picking up my kids from school while I am gone, so Lynn doesn't have to put all the little ones in the car to do so. I hope everyone else has a great weekend as well.

Monday, April 13, 2009

An upset mother

Our Easter was very nice. Sloane and Holden had a blast. The boys went with their dad on Saturday night. When the boys got home I could see that they were not OK. I asked them how their Easter was and they said their dad didn't do anything for them. They woke up Easter morning and got their sisters all up and were waiting to look for baskets. Their dad came out and said they did baskets on Saturday for the girls. So the boys asked where theirs were and he said that he thought they were too old. As the boys were telling me I could see the hurt in their eyes and I was doing everything in my power not to cry. I went into the other room and gave them what I got which wasn't much just a chocolate bunny, gum and a Reese's egg. I gave each of them a hug and told them how sorry I was. I also told them I would make it up to them. I also told them no matter what Easter will be here for them every year. Even knowing it is the next day I am still so angry and hurting for them. I want to go up and snatch up the Easter stuff that's left and fill a basket for each of them.

OK I am done venting.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Coloring Eggs

Chandler is alway the patient one and does multi-color on all his eggs.

Tevin is doing 2 at a time to get his eggs colored faster since he really doesn't enjoy coloring eggs.

Poor Harrison had to sit by Holden and ended up sharing his already colored eggs with Holden who couldn't get enough of the coloring.

Sloane who couldn't decide what she wanted to do, but knew she wanted stickers all over hers.

Holden who wanted every egg either blue or green and took Harrisons to make sure they were green too. His hand is still green after washing a few times.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

General Conference Surprise

Well Saturday as we are watching the second session of General Conference they were calling brethren to new positions and we hear a name that we knew. Chris and I looked at each other and thank goodness for Tivo we rewound it for a minute and sure enough Chris' Uncle Larry M Gibson was called as 1st counselor to the General Young Men's presidency. We were so excited for him and surprised that Chris immediately called his parents in Illinois to make sure they heard the same thing we did. We all were surprised but then again not surprised cause he is a great man and is going to do a great job. He has such a way with people. Within the first 5 minutes of me getting to know him and his wife Shirley I loved them both. We want to tell him congrats and he will be in our prayers as he starts this new adventure in serving the church.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Things are better

Just wanted to leave an update. My Grandpa is out of ICU and has his own room. My older sister has been here for a week staying by my grandma's side and being there for her. It is going to be hard when she leaves on Sunday to go home. Hopefully he will be going home the middle of next week. He needs to build his strength up before they let him leave.

Our plumbing issue finally is fixed. I am happy to be able to do laundry again. (did I actually say I am happy about laundry!! I need a life) Tevin and Sloane are both doing well. I don't think the creams are working on Sloane. We go to the doctor next week. So we will see.

I am looking forward to this conference weekend. This is one of my favorite times of the year is when we can listen to our prophet and general authorities and I also get some scrap booking done. WOOHOO.

Chris and I have 2 weeks left until our cruise. We are not even close to being ready. I will most likely wait until the last minute like I normally do with things.

Anyway, nothing new going on. Take care.