Saturday, October 24, 2009

Grandparent's Day

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Trip to Pine Valley

We went to Pine Valley and stayed at our friend's cabin with a bunch of great people and had so much fun! We squeezed in fishing, 4-wheeling, shooting, smores & a trip to the fruit stand in Santa Clara! Super fun! Wyatt just liked to "play" with the fish we caught and carried them everywhere. He named them and everything! Nick, Mason & Willie. Connor loved riding the little dirtbike they had (and so did I!) On the way home we stopped and picked out volcano rocks to take home and the kids are love them! I'm telling's the simple things that make them happy!

Have you ever done something dumb???

Have you ever done something have a battle of the wills with one of your kids? Like try to get them to eat something? You tell them you can't leave thier chair until they eat it. And they won't eat it. And you have to stick to your guns because you feel like you have to stick to what you said in the first place. And your child won't budge either?? WHY did I take on such a dumb situation? OVER A STRAWBERRY! The only reason I am writing this down, is so Wyatt & I can laugh at it years from now and say, "remember that stupid strawberry I made you eat?!"

He asked me to buy them in the store..they were on sale for only a $1 for a whole package. At dinner, he wouldn't eat any. He's never had any. He says he doesn't like them, but has never had any. This time I said, "you need to give it a chance & at least try it". No go. I said you can't do anything else until you try one. He won't. Connor goes to bed. I want to go to bed. Wyatt wants to go to bed. No go. He's screaming and throwing a fit FOREVER and I finally get a blanket and lay down on the floor by him. I'm not giving in. DUMB! I'll just say that a very late hour finally comes around and Wyatt asks for a new strawberry (since he smashed his with his fist), he tries it and liked it. We went to bed, exhausted. The end.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Day!!!

Connor's 1st day of 1st grade! First of all I'm patting myself on the back for getting him all ready for school a little early and we were able to play a lot right before he went back to school. School supplies, clothes, haircut, underwear, socks, food for lunches...the whole dang thing. CHECK!

I got him some nicer clothes, but for the first day..he wanted to wear something that would match his lunch box. Awesome. How do you say no to that? So cute & so excited... I'm so proud of him. He was soo after school that I put a note in his lunch. It's the little things :)

with his new teacher Ms. Schmitt

AND by the way the weekend before school started Connor got new glasses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He told me last week he was having trouble seeing so he went to the eye doctor Friday and turns out one of his eyes is doing almost all of the work for him to see. So he is supposed to wear a patch in the evenings for 2 hrs. Oh boy. And you should see the cute!!! And so thick on one side. He is 100% adorable in them tho!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Good Night (for once)

Connor wanted to see Ponyo for the FHE activity last night so that was on the schedule. I picked the boys up after work and...they got right in the car (crazy!) and we went home and had the FHE lesson on Following Jesus. Both the boys were so good..both sang and offered to say the prayers & made thoughtful comments duing the lesson (crazy!) We had dinner and everyone got along and helped clean up (crazy!) We packed up our treats and headed to the movie and had a great time.

I get sooo frustrated on a daily basis with them fighting and not listening when I ask them to do things. It was so nice to enjoy our time together instead of it being miserable with everything being difficult. Thank you boys!

P.S. A favorite quote from Wyatt during the lesson..."Jesus is like Handy Manny. He helps everyone and fixes anything."

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Oh nothing really......

Summer has been zooming by without much posting going on... Here's a few pics taken this weekend. We went to the buffet at Sam's Town and Connor said the food he got was his 2nd favorite and that his mom's cooking was #1. Gotta love that kid. me with my "sweet angels" aka naughty little suckers

The Duke's know all about this pic......we all watched Wyatt sneaking jello out of the serving dish when we "weren't looking." Robin finally just got it down for him to finish. Can't really tell in the pic, but the bowl & spoon are huge.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Is no new news, good news??

Thursday, July 16, 2009

CONGRATS!!! Emily is done with hair school!!!!

So proud of you for going to school for two night...after working all day. I've missed seeing your cute face around but now you are all done! Congrats Em!!! Love you tons!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Thursday, June 25, 2009


(in very random order)

2 cute little boys
especially when they open the door for me
or give me kisses
random encouraging notes from friends or family
celebrating birthdays
my mom
all of my family!
the Dukes
sugar free fruit popsicles
the beach
playing checkers with Connor
Fresh & Easy
music that makes me happy
Valentine's Day with my kids
bacon McGriddles
ruby red grapefruit juice
Connor & Wyatt's drawings
sassy high heels
jeans that fit
The Cosby Show
Rob & Big
going to the lake
laying out, naps in the sun
President Monson
President Uchtdorf
The Friend
lip gloss
PS I love you
Slumdog Millionaire
YaYa Sisterhood
forts with the kids
frosted mini wheats
when my car is clean
Aunt Alice's homemade suckers
when all the dishes are done
victoria secret lotion & perfume
bean burritos from taco bell
dates with my boys
holdling babies
going to the temple
giving thank you cards
singing songs at bedtime
changing into comfy clothes after work
my kid's baby shoes
getting dressed up & going out to dinner
breakfast burritos
Macayos - the smooth salsa yummm
when my toenail polish isn't chipped
watching my kids swim
listening to people who can sing my cousin Nicole, Boonie, Kara & tons others
Christmas traditions
going to the ranch on Cedar Mtn
eating my cereal while I take a hot bath
muscle cars
my new purse
cool art & photographs
doing service with my kids
being active - there's so much stuff to learn and do in life
the smell of Downy fabric softener
peanut M&M's from the freezer
old & new friends
Wyatt's mohawk

Friday, June 12, 2009

Kindergarten Ceremony

Wyatt kept making funny faces at Connor during most of the program. I could hear the other kids telling Connor how funny his little brother was. That kid...........Mrs. Weimheimer is such a great teacher!!!!Connor & ClarkConnor & Miss Grace
My parents, Robin & I all went and watched Connor's Kindergarten Program & they did such a great job singing! I'll have to post a video of the song they dang cute.
This year Connor has grown up so much! He can read so well & I swear he soaks up anything his teacher says! "mom did you know the people in Germany ride bikes & trains to work?" "did you know when you sneeze your germs go as far as a whole elephant?" I love it! And I love his teacher for the great job she did.
Sooo my mom calls and asked me how much money to put in Connor's card...ummm I don't remember her giving me any money when I got done with Kindergarten!! what the heck! Love you Mom!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Summmmmmmmmer Time!

Our friend has a great pool at her complex and we spent most of Saturday there with a group of our friends. Everyone just has fun with the boys, playing with them, tossing them around and helping them swim. The boys have water skateboards that were SO much fun! I kept asking everyone...what would you do if I didn't bring the entertainment? :)
By the way, Connor is fearless (well both are actually) and he does the coolest flips into the pool! Wyatt's close behind...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Muffins with Mom

Thursday, May 28, 2009

2 Handsom Dates 1 Lucky Girl

Oh yes I did...I took Connor to see STYX and we had such a great time! He LOVES them, which is hilarious all by itself. Everyone was high fivin him and loving them some Connor because he was singing along to all the songs. It was so fun to spend one on one time with him ! We did it right and went to dinner before the show. Con wanted spaghetti from his favorite place with a big ol meatball haha!! Silly boy!

This kid CAN'T take a picture without making a silly face!! I remember driving my mom nuts with that too. I think it was last week haha. Wyatt and I went on our own date and saw Battle of Terra in 3D. He's such a funny kid and our conversations were great. We stopped at the store and loaded up on junk food for the show. He was in heaven.

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