Monday, March 31, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

After finding five of the 10 clues the Easter Bunny left for CJ, leading him to his basket, CJ flops down and says, "What did I do to deserve this? Just give me my basket!"
Then it was garbage/recycle day. I was putting clothes away upstairs when I looked out to see CJ helping. Sadly, he has all the truck bins memorized so he knew exactly where to put all the items. If you look close you can see him at the back of the truck. He and the driver are on a first-name basis.

CJ also had his first soccer game and is lucky enough to be on the same team as his best friend Jacob. This was a big day for us - the first ever organized team sport.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

We have officially been sick for two weeks straight and we've still got a ways to go before the boys are completely better.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Interview with my dad:
FAVORITE FOOD? Costa Vida and a well-prepared steak.

FAVORITE PLACE YOU'VE TRAVELED TO? Lake Quomo (Italy) and the Orient Express from Venice, through the Alps, to Paris.

FAVORITE QUOTE? "I love better the man who swears a streak as long as his arm but will impart justice to his neighbor and share mercifully with the poor." - Joseph Smith

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE? I have so many but Alma 37:6 is tough to beat.

BEST MEMORY OF YOUR KIDS? All the games we've attended over the years.

WORST MEMORY OF YOUR KIDS? Ryan pooping green foam out the top of his diaper.

BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY? Playing sports and shining shoes in Grandpa Reed's barber shop when I was 10.

BEST RECENT MEMORY? Finally having everyone back together, under one roof, for the homecoming.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN THE FUTURE? Traveling with mom and going on a mission in maybe 8-10 years.

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU? Oh hell, I don't know. (That's five words.)

ANY REGRETS IN LIFE? Oh sure, but none that I dwell can't.

WHAT ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW? "The Prince" by Machiavelli (12th century) and "the decline and fall of the roman empire" by Edward Gibbon (1776).




Tuesday, March 11, 2008


We're back (again) from Utah and we had another great weekend for Scott's homecoming.

This was the night before the homecoming with aunt Peggy and her family helping in the kitchen. So fun. I love her family.
Me and Trey with him looking pretty good after having another double ear infection and the flu. The drive down was awful for him - poor thing.

Scott gave an amazing talk at his homecoming and I just don't know if there's anything better than seeing the change a mission brought about in my brothers. The spirit was definately so strong, despite the fact he is still super sick and having a hard time adjusting to American food.
I'm so thankful for my family and for the Gospel and knowing that I'll be with all these amazing people forever. I feel so blessed to have events like this that present opportunities to be with loved ones and feel the spirit so strong at the same time. I'm so lucky to be the sister of four awesome brothers, the daughter of two wonderful parents, the wife of the best husband in the world and the mother of my two precious boys who I hope one day make the brave decision to serve a mission, too.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Some for you... and some for me.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Of course nothing...
...could top the tour of Allied Waste, but CJ's birthday celebration continued into the next day with a bowling trip with his best friend Jacob.

The next day was Sunday and CJ's official birthday. He told me what he wanted on his cake and I delivered.

CJ with all the birthday loot.
And finally, two days later he got the birthday spotlight at school where he got to show baby pictures of himself and one of him in the garbage truck while explaining that his favorite thing to do is "go to the gas station for chips and a drink with my dad."