Saturday, November 16, 2013

We had some fun for our activity during Family Home evening this week.  It was the most fun when we would mess up and have to do it again.  My family is awesome and I am glad we are all willing to laugh at ourselves and be goofy.  To me, that is what being a family is all about.

I like M's face while she does it.  She cracks me up with her over dramatization.

N was trying so hard to his expressions weren't there.  The funniest happened on a mess up when Melinda said hello and then he said it afterward.

Even doing funny things like this, she is still a lovely lady.

 M threw in the last part unplanned which threw me off, but I must say...nailed it!!! Ok, maybe not.

Sorry, Posted by Richard, if you couldn't tell.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Peeking in to say we are still here...

I am committing to getting back involved in the blogging world. I am going to take it slow at first. For the first time in our families history, both kids had to stay home from school today due to illness. We were so proud of the perfect attendance they both received last year, now that is gone, but we are glad that they seem to be feeling a little better. It never fails, every Halloween one of our children seem to get sick. Hopefully one day we will break the trend.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow Days well played!!!

One of the great things about snow days is the wonderful opportunity I get to play with my kids. I took the opportunity to play with each of them. With M, we sat down and played with her many Princess Barbies, plus one Jesse Doll.

It really is amazing the things Princess dolls can do. They can fly, jump real high, and even stand on each others heads. It is amazing the things you will do just to spend time with your daughter and watch her smile and laugh. We had a blast together.

I guess after a while I wasn't doing a good enough job with the princesses, so I was reduced to just being Ken, whom all the princesses don't like and just want to beat up and throw him out. It doens't help that he only has swimming trunks and doesn't quite fit in. However, if my little girl thinks that you are suppose to throw out hot guys who try to mess with you, then that is fine with me :)

The next day I took my son on a daddy/son adventure. We ate lunch at McDonalds, because he said he wanted to eat at "Old McDonalds". Then we went to the rec-center where we played air hockey, which the little man is good at, and foosball. Then we went and shot some basketball. It was a little hard for him since they only had adult size balls and the 10' baskets. He made a few shots, but then he got tire of having to throw the ball so hard. So we borrowed some racquettball equipment, went into the racquettball room and hit the ball around. HE LOVED IT! He thought it was so cool you could hit the ball as hard as you want and don't have to worry about loosing the ball or breaking anything. We did that for at least 40 minutes. He was sad we had to leave and continues to ask me when we can go play again.

With more fun times like this, I say, BRING ON THE SNOW!!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


This is part of my resolution to keep up with the blog better. We will see how long it lasts. :) We had a blast going sledding as a family. I went down once, but Melinda did not. I went down uninjured so I figured I better not push my luck and go a second time. Both kids went down by themselves, but I thought that this was the cutest of the videos. It was also really fun watching them trying to walk back up the hill. One time "N" got almost to the top and dropped the sled which went all the way back down the hill. I was about to go get it when another sledder brought it up. It was very funny. This was "M's" first time sledding. She was reluctant at first, but when her big brother went with her, she became brave enough to go on her own. Big brothers are awesome.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I can't believe I missed blogging of all the major holidays that I love! I mean, seriously, I LOVE Halloween, I decorate for Christmas as early as I can get away with it, Noah turned 5...and the list goes on. And what does my blog have to show for it? NOTHING! I could write down excuses, but, I know them,they make sense to me and it's just not my thing...And, I wouldn't be on here right now, but one, DUKE isn't playing, and two...I want to let my husband know how much I love him.

So, here is another holiday and I want to take time to let my husband and friends know how much I love him! We went out last week for an early Valentine's date. A movie and Wendy's! Classy, huh? I can't put into words just how much my dear husband means to me! Thank you Richard for being my best friend. Thank you for putting me first, for loving me (even during college bball season), for supporting me, for working hard to make our family what it is ( and I think it is great). I never thought I would have someone love me as much as you do, but I am grateful that Heavenly Father opened the way for us to find each other. So, my gift this Valentine's Day is simple...I LOVE YOU! (and happy valentine's day to all of my wonderful friends...I'll try to blog more, but I don't make promises...)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Look at our creation.

We have been having problems with our basement flooding and it all came from the drain outside our basement door getting clogged during a really hard rain. So first my father and law and I built a tiny wall under the deck to stop gunk from flowing down the basement stairs from under the deck, but we were still getting stuff in the drain because it would fall from our tree.

Finally, my father in-law and I were able to spend the good part of the day today building an awning over the basement stairs. My father in-law had the plan, but we worked together to build it, and I am happy to say that I actually did a lot of work. I will be the first to admit that my talent in building things is small but with the help of my father in-law it is sturdy and looks good and I learned a lot. Now we just need a good hard rain to see its effectivness.

Thanks Paw-Paw for your help and vision. It was a successful day and I am really happy at the job well done and for the things I learned. Your guidance and expertise was amazing. You truly are a talented man. We kept saying that we better be careful people might actually believe we know what we are doing.