Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I sat down to watch Oprah today not knowing how it would make me feel. She had kids on there who had overcome trials. She even had the conjoined twins from Utah. I sat there watching it holding Max and feeling so overly grateful for my happy, healthy children. I don't know if I could ever handle a trial like some of these. Then she showed a video and I cried my eyes out. I found it on you tube and had to share it. Some days I think my life is so hard and impossible. Boy, am I wrong. It doesn't take long to look around and see how lucky I really am! I hope this little video will help us all remember how lucky we are, how short life is, and to live for today!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Brian and Tiff
Napoleon and Deb, I mean Kim and Cory!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Josh, Mike, Katelyn, me, Danny, Jonah roasting hot dogs
Russ and LeAnn brought their dog, "Biscuit" aka Taya!
Everyone thought she was so funny, except Ty and Kyle!
The best part of the night was when Russ busted out the records and record player. None of the kids had a clue what they were! My dad found an old record and entertained us by doing the jitterbug with my mom!! It was so fun! The kids had such a blast watching them, so my dad gave them all jitterbug lessons! It was so cute.Danny said, "Grandma, will you dance with me?"
How could she refuse!
Hailey getting her dance lesson
Syd got brave and did some tricks!
Grandpa got pretty serious and turned his hat around!
There is nothing like spending time with your family and making memories. I love going to the cabin. It brings back so many memories to me. I spent most of my childhood here. I love taking my kids to the same place and making memories with them. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for such a fun night!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I blew out all 3o candles! Danny was so proud!
Jonah picked out some awsome sunglasses for me!
Sydni and Hailey each got me a fall decoration
They even decorated their names on my card!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
My phone rang and beeped with texts all morning long. I have so many great friends that remembered me today and I just want to tell them all THANKS! I really do have the best family and friends anyone could ask for.
I even started my morning off with breakfast in bed, compliments of Hailey, Sydni and Justin. I love my family and they must love me. Here are some reasons being a wife and mom of 5 are not so bad.......
Hailey loves me enough to always remember my birthday or mothers day and wake me up with breakfast in bed. She also gives great foot rubs, they do cost a dollar, but they're worth every penny.
Sydni loves me enough to tickle my arm for hours and always tell me she loves me before bed and when she leaves for school! She always tells me I'm pretty.
Jonah loves me enough to hug me and kiss me any time I want even though he thinks he is way too cool!!
Danny loves me enough to let me hold him and rock him, even though he is not a baby, Max is a baby. Which he reminds me of often!
Max loves me enough to take a binky so I can have my body to myself every once in a while.
Justin loves me enough to pat me on the bum every time he walks past me. In all honesty, it drives me a little crazy, but when he doesn't do it, I wonder if he's mad at me.
I really do have a great family.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Danny playing pool.
me and my boys
Jonah in the hot tub
Meg, Syd, and Hailey. The girls loved playing with Meg
Jonah and Walker ready for bed. They had so much fun together.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
S'mores are Hailey's favorite, even if she doesn't put chocolate on them....what a wierdo!
Danny decided he needed a late night snack after the other kids were in bed. Justin handed him this huge bowl of homemade ice cream, just to see what he would do. "Thanks dad, can I have a spoon?" So Justin gave him the biggest spoon he could find and Danny didn't mind at all. This is one funny kid!
And here's a random picture of little Max. I thought it was so cute.