Sunday, April 26, 2009

What a week!

What a crazy week!  I will warn you that this will be a lengthy post!
It all started last saturday when we went down to Mom's to do some jobs and yard work for mothers day!  The kids stayed to help, while Russ and I went to the Draper Temple to see Tom and his wife April and their son Logan sealed together!  What a neat experience!!! Congratulations!!!

Brittany & Megan
Ben pulling out Grandma's Rose of Sharon!
Zack doing the trimming.
Everyone weeding!!!

Sunday night it was our turn for Family night at our house.   After the lesson (Jeopardy game on Conference) we had these delicious Oreo cupcakes!!!  They were even creme filled!  

Wednesday night was Brayden's pinewood derby!  He got to race his GREEN TRUCK twelve times!!!  He came in 1st once, 2nd a whole bunch, 3rd a whole bunch, and 4th a few times!  He placed 9th overall!  I hope all of the boys had a fun time!

Brayden and his TRUCK!

This race Brayden came in 2nd!!!

Finally, Friday night Russ and I went shopping. We  came across this purple shirt that would go with Zack's black suit for prom!   I think he would look very handsome!  What do you think???  

Monday, April 20, 2009

it's a jungle in HERE!!!

My friend Teresa N. (aka the plant lady) recently emailed me to let me know that she had to get rid of some of the many house plants that she has.   I told her I was definitely interested and Russ and I picked them up last week.  Teresa always has unique and cool looking plants!  The tall one is a rubber tree!   

Friday, April 17, 2009

The race is on!!!

We quickly found out that we were in the wrong place to take pictures of the egg hunt this year.  Everyone was too fast for the moms!  This was one of the few pictures of the actual hunt!!!
Morgan poses for the camera!  Notice Brayden's look of glee in the background!


         Megan Ben

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Shopping Trip!

Cutest Owl (Are you jealous Laura???)  that I got @ Quilted Bear!  I LOVE this vendor!!! If you don't believe me just drive by my house!   I have been eyeing her for a while and it went on sale for 1/2 price!!! I couldn't pass it up!!!
Russ & I were shopping @ Costcos and came across this very unique and stunning tree... it was the only one and didn't have any info on it!  The Cosco guy said it was a pomegranate tree and was probably sent here by mistake!!!! We debated and figured if it didn't work out we could always bring it back!?!  It does smell pretty & several people commented on how unusual it was on our way out of the store... but now I am having buyers remorse!!!  IT is taller than I am, and it is only tolerant to 10 degrees (meaning we would have to bring it indoors each winter)!  Is it worth it???

Friday, April 10, 2009

Morgan's date!!!

Morgan & I just got back from the Hannah Montana movie.  I have to admit... I wasn't sure that I would enjoy this movie... but it was great!  Morgan thought it was really good too!  We both had a fun time!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The race is on!!!

This week since our family schedules are sooo screwed up (because our kids are in three different school schedules), we don't get one day that everyone is out of school at the same time!  (Welcome to my life!!!)  Sooo... I decided to have mini vacations with each of my kids this week.  Monday Ben & I went to Lonestar for lunch.  Zack and I went to Boston's yesterday and TODAY Brayden and I went to see Race to Witch Mountain.  It was pretty good.  Brayden liked it!  Kind of a mini suspense thriller. Lots of explosions and shooting but no blood and guts!!!  Very age appropriate!  

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Who's your hero?

The 5th grade at Brayden's school put on a performance that talked about not only their hero's (Brayden chose his two older brothers), but military heros, everyday heros, etc. They did such a great job!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Saturday is a special day!!!

Normally our saturdays begin by running errands, going to a garage sale or two (in a few weeks!) or messing around.  Usually we aren't home for most of the day!  Today that all changed!!!  We ( me and all the tall people) vacuumed and dusted the tops of the cupboards!  Then I gave 4 haircuts!  Morgan wanted 5" taken off!
Megan & I cleaned both ovens!
Russ and Morgan hung the freshly ironed curtains!  (I have had her curtains since we moved in, but I just got the curtain rod!!!)
I cut the vinyl for Zack's t-shirt that he designed!
The nice and dust free cupboard tops!!!
I finally finished cutting and hanging the vinyl for the office!

Oh yeah!!! We also watched and listened to both sessions of conference!!!  I love all the talks!  I can wait to read them again in the Ensign!!!

Happy 86th Birthday Grandma!!!

Last night we went to visit my grandma for her birthday this week!  We can be a little noisy when we all get together!  Hopefully we weren't too loud!
Brayden really liked the cake (Thanks Aunt Debbie!)  The frosting even turned your teeth blue for a little while!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Now and Then

Megan had an orthodontist appointment on Tuesday.  I couldn't help but think back 8 years to the FIRST time that Megan had braces on!!!  She is turning out to be such a beautiful young woman! (Even when you can see right up her nose!!)

If you were thinking "What cruel parents to make her go through that TWICE!"  Megan had a SEVERE cross bite when she was little.  She had to do braces that young so she wouldn't ruin her permanent teeth!  When she got her braces off, a few of her baby teeth came out with the braces!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

She said....

She said...

Zack asked Kaylee to the prom... and she said yes!  It's a little weird having kids that are graduating from High school, going to Prom, going on a mission!!!  Kaylee came and decorated Zack's room with her answer this last week!