Monday, January 25, 2010

Save the Date

Parker has chosen the 27th of February to be baptized at 5pm at the Moab Stake Center. I can’t believe that I have a child old enough to be baptized. Some days it seems like he is just a little kid and some days it seems like he should be the parent. Oh what would we do without him?

Another special date for Parker is February 20th this is his Moab Wrestling Tournament. We would love for everyone to come and cheer him on. I don't know the time yet but will let everyone know.

I loved how he cared so much about the program, and even helped me write down everyone’s name so he could call them on the phone and ask them to do things. He was so excited that he called Aunt Cassie without me knowing and left her a very vague message, but he got it all done.

I also loved that he made a special call to his Dad to ask him to baptize him. I wish I had been videoing it, but how was I to know what a special conversation that would be. How I love those two boys! I am crying just writing this, what a cry baby this whole Mom thing has turned me into. I am so proud of Parker for choosing to be baptized. What a little man he is growing up to be. I am also so proud of my husband for being such a great Dad, and holding the Priesthood so that he is able to baptize Parker.

I love my family!
PS – One last thing I want to add really quickly. Someone was telling me how lucky I am to have such a great life. I am not lucky I am BLESSED! Jeremy and I have lived our life so that we have a support system around us. We work hard to live the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No, we are not perfect, but we try and strive everyday to live the best we can, and that is what I want to teach my children. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has blessed our lives, and helps us to strive to be better people. I love that the church helps me to raise my children, and teaches me how to treat my spouse. I love the gospel and we are so blessed to have it in our life. If you would like to find out more about Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints click here, or send me an e-mail.

Monday, January 18, 2010

My Secret Weapon....

Miss Payton is a lot like her Daddy. How? You may ask.
  • Well they are both stubborn as all get out.
  • They both like to eat, and seriously have the best metabolism ever.
  • They have the world's funkiest hair, crazy!!!!  How many cowlicks can one head have?
  • They are both moody!!! Yep I said it. MOOODDDY.
But alas I love them both, and now onto the one thing that Payton and I share.  We both need sleep and lots of it.  Miss Payton takes it a step further though. She needs beauty sleep, niceness sleep, and more sleep, and since the word NAP is a bad word at our house  I say something different instead.
Miss Payton will be laying on the floor moaning, and rolling around. (I know she is 5 but she is still my baby).
Momma - "Miss Payton I think that your room needs a little work."
Payton- "I cleaned it yesterday while I was playing in Parkers room."
Momma- "Huh?"  "Well let's go double check it."
Payton- "Okay, okay I am going.  (Usually the crying starts now.)
She heads to her room which really does need cleaning, and I usually don't hear another word for about an hour.  Lovely just plain lovely!  And sometimes she even wakes up nice, but just sometimes.
So my secret weapon is go clean your room and the kid is out like a light, sometimes it does backfire like when I told her to clean her room last week at 5:30 and then she woke up at 7:30 grumpy and hungry and didn't want to go to bed for the night.  The other nice thing about my secret weapon is it works on my grumpy husband too.  Just  nicely ask him to help you with something and he is out like a light.  Wish it would work on Parker, but that kid barely sleeps at night, so I don't want to waste any sleep in the day.

Now if I could just figure out how to get her to clean her room.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Most fequently asked question (securing pictures on blog)

My most frequently asked question is "Is Jer on Ice Road Truckers?" and the answer is no, but keep watching!

No really I am constantly asked about disabling the right click on my blog.
Here is the site that I used to get the hack. Click Here (Disclaimer:  Blogger kept stripping my HTML so if you want to see wxactly what I am talking about e-mail me and I will send you the word document that I made.)
On this blog it talks about watermarking your photos, and if I took decent photos I would consider that, but all I want to do is keep people from copying our family photos, so I find this a waste of time. So I have disabled the right click, but then blogger did this great thing that you could just click on the picture and it would take you to an outside page where you could steal the photo. So I don't want blogger to open another page, so here is what you have to do.
At the top of your formatting box are two tabs Edit HTML & Compose. I usually use the Compose tab, but when I want to remove the option for blogger to open another window I click on Edit HTML.
Click on the Edit HTML and go and find the name of your picture, highlight and delete.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Patch

Funny e-mail I got from my sister-in-law Tonya, Thanks for sharing this is great.

The other day I needed to go to the emergency room. Not wanting to sit there for 4 hours, I put on my old Army fatigues and stuck a patch onto the front of my shirt that I had downloaded off the Internet.
When I went into the E.R., I noticed that 3/4 of the people got up and left. I guess they decided that they weren't that sick after all. Cut at least 3 hours off my waiting time.

Here's the patch. Feel free to use it the next time you're in need of quicker emergency service.

It also works at DMV. It saved me 5 hours.

At the Laundromat, three minutes after entering, I had my choice of any machine most still running.

Don't try it at McDonald's though....

The whole crew got up and left and l never got my order...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 was a Roller Coaster come ride the ride with us

I wrote a seriously long post and my lovely computer and blogger seem to have misplaced it, so here is the shorten version.

• Times Rear ended - 2X's once by an illegal without a drivers license, and once by a drunk driver - Roughnecks did a citizen arrest - CRAZY!

• Trips to the Zoo - 1X Thanks Aunt Katie, you spoil us!

• Classes taken by Jeremy this year- Too Many! But he passed them all.

• Athletics our kids did -

o Parker -Wrestling & Flag Football

o Payton- Dancing with the G-Jets, she was so happy and even got a T-shirt.

• Trips to the Hospital - 2X's for x-rays on a broken arm. Broken arm was due to goofing around and falling off a horse.

• Places lived during 2009 - Just 2!

• Wrestling Tournaments - 2X's One in Salina where Mom forgot the memory card for the camera, and one in Gunnison and Brad & Stephanie came to watch.

• Girls Nights Out - Not nearly enough! Thanks Brenna, I will miss hanging with you.

• Trips to the Library - Too Many to Count, Our favorite books to read are the rhyming ones and the Little House on the Prairie series.

• Trips to the pound to bail out Hank - 2X's, it's a good thing he is such a good dog.

• Emergency Trips to the Dentist - 1X For Miss Payton when she fell of the porch to the cement driveway.

• Trips out of UT- 1 to Alaska and many to Grand Junction, Colorado to see friends and family. One to Arizona where I made Jer pick up a scary hitchhiker, sorry babe!

• Trips to the Principal Office - NOT ONE!!!

• Trips to the Sanpete County Fairgrounds- 2X's One to watch a super silly Circus that had us all laughing, and another to watch the horse pulls and go the the fair with Uncle Nathan, Aunt Tonya and Crystal.

• Trips to the Salt Lake City Airport to take Dad to work - Too Many!

• Trips to the Salt Lake City Airport to pick Dad up from work - Not Enough!

• Appearances on Ice Road Truckers - None :(

• Family Trips to the Temple -

o 2X's to Manti - Jessie & James wedding in March and The Manti Pageant - so fun!

o Mt Timpanogos for Ashley and Jacob's wedding

o St. George with Alan, Mariah, Nicole, Jasmine and her cute kidos, just because.

o Salt Lake City Temple for Ben & Brinna's wedding.

• Jobs

o 2 for Jer

o 1 for Me

• Books about Asperser’s Syndrome read - Numerous and still going!

• Visits from the Grandparents - Not Enough :(

• Forts Built - 1 very awesome log fort built by Papa Joe.

• Afterschool Clubs- A Ton! Youth Garden, Crafts with Marion, Dance Dance Revolution & Guitar Hero, Weird Science Wednesday, Computer Club, and FIT Club.

• Birthday's Had -

o Parker turned 7

o Jer turned 29

o Payton turned 5

o Stacy turned- oh come on we all know how old I am!

• Great Bosses - I can't speak for Jer, but I had the world's best boss in Ephraim, and it was really hard to leave.

As you can see we had a great year, and here are a couple of things that we are excited about in 2010.

• Parker will turn 8 so he will be baptized, join cub scouts and get to join 4-H.

• Payton is going to start Dance Classes.

• Jer is going to start drilling (he has been building the rig, and can't wait to make her work.)

• Stacy is going to take a deep breath, and maybe a nap.

Happy New Year's Everyone

Make it a great one

Friday, January 1, 2010

HaPpY 2010!!!!

Happy New Years everyone.  I hope everyone partied like rockstars last night, I know that my family did.  We went to the grocery store and each picked out our favorite snack. 
Here's Parker's

Here's Payton's

Here's Jer's

ewww!!! Stinky
Here's mine:
I'm the Mom so I can have two!  Plus Jer helped me with mine.
We ordered pizza too and picked up some movies.  We watched G-force first and then got the kids to bed by 9.  I know early, but really Miss Payton needs her beauty rest, or life gets real ugly around here. 
No pictures because someone washed one camera, and someone left the other at Mom's house.  Oh well maybe next year.