Thursday, September 25, 2008

Oh Possum!!!

Before we went to bed James went out in the garage to make sure the doors were locked and found a baby possum. At first he just saw the long tail and thought it was a rat. So he ran upstairs to tell me so I could come see. So I was standing in the van up tall in case a baby possum can leap or run really fast (I don't know it just freaked me out a little). We didn't want to hurt the little guy and so it took us about 30 minutes to finally get him out. I even woke up Derick to come see. Fun night!!!!

Notice James' "careful" reach. If the thing would of jumped or ran James would of taken out a few kids bicycles along the way!!!!



Monday, September 22, 2008

Youth Conference Recap

Alot of friends have been asking how Youth Conference went and so here are some pic's. I just got them from my friend so I went through ALL 1015 of them and picked a few. It was awesome and the youth are so much fun!!!!


games
dance rehearsals

food

friends
spiritual learning while having WAY Too much fun!!!


More food!!!



Classes on Saturday morning

We had 3 classes that were awesome. One was taought by our good friend who is amazing with the youth on "all in this together"
The second was a for the strength of youth jeoopardy that was amazing. The set up on this took hours and the kids had a ball.






Rehearsals






Performance!!!!






Saturday, September 20, 2008

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Derick's flag football videos

These videos are for Pa Pa who lives in Colorado and wishes he could watch Derick play. Now that we have our digital camcorder you can see some of the highlights.

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Derick's flag football videos

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Ravioli and cheese bake was a hit!!!

I tried a new recipe last night and my family loved it!!! I thought I would share:

Ravioli and Cheese Bake
1 jar spaghetti sauce
2 pkg (9 oz.) fresh cheese-filled ravioli
1 can beef broth
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup zesty italian dressing
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 375. combine spaghetti sauce, tomatoes with their liquid, broth, and dressing in 13X9 inch baking dish. Add ravioli; mix lightly. Cover with foil and bake 50 minutes or until ravioli are tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand until cheese melts.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Be silly!!!!

Sometime in life we don't let loose and have fun. WHY?? well I think it is because sometimes we are too concerned about what other people think of us or we just don't know how. So here is some pic's of me and Kaitlyn showing you our "Expressions" faces. Remember to enjoy life and not get caught up in little things. Be YOU!!!!! (Kaitlyn cracks me up with her expressions)

Thoughtful



Surprised

Happy





Angry


Sad (or in pain. . . not quite sure)


Silly


Scared

Monday, September 15, 2008

Up to no good!!!

As Taylor was counting our Disneyland Jar money I found little missy using an empty cool whip container as a stool trying to get stuff from the island. This is her "I'm too cute to get in troube" grin.


We are going to Disneyland soon and we've been saving up. Taylor is super excited and decided to count the money today from the "Disneyland Jar". The whole time she talked about seeing Hercules, Buzz lightyear, woody, bambi. and many other characters. I love her shades as well!!

11 year anniversary!!!

September 12th was our 11 year annniversary. CRAZY!!! Wow time flies. When I cam down stairs Kailtyn had brought our wedding picture into the kitchen with a note. That night we got a babysitter (Jeff :)) and went to Outback for dinner.




Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Day in the Life. . . . . of me!

WARNING: this may be totally boring to know what I do during the day. BUT I am doing a photo class where our assignment was to document one whole day and bring our camera EVERYWHERE with us. So here is Wednesday September 10th, all day long!!!

I wake up at 7:15, hurry and get dressed and go down stairs. I see my camera on the kitchen island and remember that I am suppose to do this today. So I run back up stairs and see Derick and Kailtyn playing x-box.



I hear Olivia talking to herself and get her out of her crib.

Taylor deciding that a big glass of chocolate milk is sufficient for breakfast.


I disagree and make her eat some cereal with it.


Make the kids lunches for school.


Take a quick picture of me and Derick (what a cutie)


Derick took this of me putting the breakfast dishes in the dishwasher.


8:10 a.m. kids ride their bikes to school and I leave to take Taylor to preschool.


I hit all the red lights this morning!!!

Olivia still in her pajamas along for the ride to preschool.

8:25 a.m. Taylor arrives at preschool for a fun day of learning!!!




Some of the preschool moms decide to go to panera bread for some breakfast.


Breakfast with the girls. . . and Olivia is still in her jammies.


9:50 a.m. Home from breakfast and getting Olivia dressed for the day.


What to wear???



Me finally putting on some make up and really doing my hair.


Olivia getting into everything while I am getting ready.


All ready for the day and trying out the self timer on the camera. (the standing in front of the mirror taking a picture was not working out so well)


10:15 Leave home to go by the kids Elementary school to do some PTA stuff.




Olivia getting into stuff so we didn't stay long!!!


On our way to the church for a mommy and baby music makers for Olivia. I was 3 minutes late thanks to following the whole way this guy!!!


10:45 a.m. Music makers!!!


Olivia and her little friend Alice


11:30 a.m. Picking up Taylor from preschool.

Also picking up Faith and driving her home.



Self portrait of me being a taxi!!!


11:55 a.m. Home and Olivia is all tuckered out. I lay her down for a nap.


12:15 p.m. I fix Taylor chicken noodle soup (her request she loves it) and she watches hercules while she eats. (notice mostly watching and not a whole lot of eating)


1:25 p.m. Wednesdays are early release so the kids are having a snack and doing homework. the other girl is our neighbor who is good friends with Kaitlyn and likes to do homework at our house.



2:30 p.m. James will be gone for the night so to kill some time we meet some friends at the park.


2:40 p.m. Play at the park and have a GREAT time with the nice cooled off weather.


5:15 p.m. Pick up some Little Ceasars pizza on the way home since dad is gone and I don't feel like cooking.


5:30 p.m. SURPRISE!!!!! When we get home James is there. His sites were cancelled. We were all very happy.

6:00 p.m. We all take showers and are in pajamas so we can hunker down and watch a movie.




6:30 However it was so gorgeous outside we decided to play for a little bit first.


Me and Kaitlyn messed around with the camera while taking "emotion" pic's. This is our thoughtful one.


James and Derick played football.


7:00 p.m. All settled in to watch Snow buddies as a family.

8:30 p.m. Family prayer and little ones bedtime. James puts Oivia down for the night. I read a story to Taylor and put her to bed. Go back downstairs and derick and Kailtyn are on the couch reading for 20 minutes. I decide to lay down while they are reading.

9:20 p.m. I wake up to find Kailtyn sound asleep next to me and Derick as well. I get Derick to walk to his room and then go by James' office to tell him I am going to bed and to take Kaitlyn up to her room when he is done with work.

9:30 p.m. I can't sleep because there is a helicopter circling above our home. It is super loud and annoying. James comes up to look out the window and in a casual voice says,"they must be looking for someone" YEAH some crazy person is on the loose in a 1 mile radius and they are looking for him. So I told James to go shut all the downstairs windows and screen door, which he allready had, and like any country girl that grows up in the middle on nowhere I was intrigued and glued to my window. I was watching for any movement behind our house, in bushes, across the street. I was going to catch whoever they were looking for. In fact I had a plan that if I saw someone I would call 911 and then flash my bedrooms lights on and off to catch the helicopters attention so they would come spotlight over by my house. I actually thought to myself that I wish I knew morse code. REALLY!!!! UGGGHHHH after 40 minutes I decide that I'll leave it up to the authorities and that I was ready for bed.

10:45 p.m. In bed trying to go to sleep with the helicopter still circling above and bugged that I could of actually gone to bed and been asleep a whole lot earlier. Oh well there is always tomorrow!!!!