Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Jonah!

Jonah is 6 today! He is so excited to turn 6. He has always been such a fun little guy and I'm so happy to be his mom! He is a pretty good kid most of the time. Some of Jonah's favorites in life are: going to school, playing with his big boy cousins, watching his big boy cousins play sports, hanging out with grandpa gary, and shooting his gun he won at the NRA banquet! Happy Birthday buddy, we love you!

Jonah's birthday also marks another anniversary. My Grandma died the day Jonah was born. It was a bitter sweet day. She was in the hospital for a couple of weeks before she died and every time I would come in, she wanted to know if I'd had that baby yet. No, not yet. Then she'd ask again what I was going to name him so she could tell him to hurry up! So sweet and so sad! I really miss her and think about her and my grandpa a lot. They were the best!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

For Family Home Evening we decided to make a list of some things we were THANKFUL for. With all the excitement of CHRISTMAS we forget about Thanksgiving. I try to be thankful all the time, but it's nice to have an excuse to really stop and think about all that we have. I know I have more than I could ever ask for and I am Very Thankful! Here are a few things the rest of my family is thankful for:
JUSTIN: Hailey, Sydni, Jonah, Danny, Max, Darla, church, sun, cows, friends, Dad, Angelina Jolie, star wars, our house, work, USA (so far), grass, lawn mowers, computers, families, the priesthood, good health.

DARLA: Justin, Hailey, Sydni, Jonah, Danny, Max, our house, our car, music, running shoes, my ipod, my dishwasher, Christmas, food, Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, the scriptures, church, pianos, computers, the priesthood, parents, good friends, our year supply, hot baths, pepsi

HAILEY: mom, dad, family, grandparents, food, house, ice cream, Max, best friend Mikah, Christmas, pioneers, Jesus, hair, build-a-bears, trees, stockings, computers, dog, cats, horses

SYDNI: family, friends, food, water, pilgrams, cousins, grandmas, grandpas, dishes, furniture, paper, our house, our car, TV, Christmas, Thanksgiving, turkey, clothes

JONAH: my family, my mom, my dad, my granpo, my dad, my sisdr, my bruvr, my babiy (Jonah insisted on writing his own, so he didn't come up with too many)

DANNY: my friend Guy, my friend Mel, my dog, Maxies, Jonah, Christmas, my house, my room, my jammies, Santa, windows

I really do have so much to be thankful for this year, and every year. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Midnight Madness!

Finally, after much anticipation........we watched Twilight! All I can say is, Dang it!!! I was not expecting it to be as good as the book, but I was still a little disappointed. Oh well, there's nothing like staying up all night with your favorite gals. Kim and I got to the theater around nine, the went and stood in line at about 9:30, then they opened the doors at 10. I couldn't believe how many people were there, especially teenagers.....we felt OLD! :) But it was still fun, and I think I have recovered from my lack of sleep. We are so proud of Tiffany for waking up to come and staying awake through the whole movie! And to Michelle....we missed you, but don't worry you didn't miss much! I'm so lucky to have such awsome friends!

Kim, Kathy, Stacia, Tiff, Me, Ashlee

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another funny from Jonah

Sunday morning Jonah was in the bathtub singing away. I was trying to figure out what song he was singing, the tune sounded familiar but the words weren't quite right. Finally I went in there and asked him what song he was singing!

"You know, that Christmas song Grandpa Gary hates!" (little drummer boy)

"I'll play my drum for you Ba-rak-o-bama!"

I died laughing, it was so hilarious. I didn't even tell him it was the wrong words, it was just too funny!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Announcing another Bliss family member

NO! I don't mean another baby! In case I didn't have enough to do, we got a dog. The kids have begged forever and we finally gave in. Actually, we've had a lot of dogs, they just don't last very long. Hopefully this one will. He is a one year old shar-pei named Syd which we have had to change to Sam. Since I couldn't have a baby named Sam, I guess I will settle on a dog named Sam. Anyway, he's pretty cute in an ugly sort of way......or maybe ugly in a cute sort of way. As long as he doesn't poop in my house, it's all good!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday to the best mom anyone could ever ask for! I just need to give a little shout out to my mom and tell her thanks for all she does for me and my family! She is always there when I need her and I appreciate her so much! My kids adore her and I can't really blame them. Sometimes when I am feeling inadequate on my mothering abilities Justin will remind me I can't compare myself to my mom. She's the only mom that never yelled!!! If I could be just a little more like her, I'd be doing great. Happy birthday mom. I love you.

I decided to have everyone over to my house on Sunday for a birthday dinner. My mom is usually the one having all of us over, so I decided to be the hostest for once. I didn't even make her bring anything.......except the hot fudge, no one can make it like her!

Poor Ty! Laying on the couch with his injured leg.
Brayden, Jordan, Kyle

Danny and Taya observing the party from upstairs.
Sitting around the table chowing down on popcorn, we were too full
for cake and ice cream! But Danny insisted on singing happy birthday.

Mom, I hope you had a great day and have many, many more!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A week of Halloween

I don't think we've ever had such a busy halloween! Between two parties, a halloween piano recital, thriller, dressing up for school and then the actual halloween night....we definately got our money out of our costumes this year! The kids had alot of fun though! I think Danny would wear his costume every day if I let him! Hailey is officially too cool to go trick-or-treating with us and went with friends! We stopped at my parents then went to Darlene's. From there Justin took the kids around and I stayed at Darlene's, it was awsome! They got tons of candy and had a great time!

Julie invited us the their halloween party again this year! It is always so much fun! The kids had a blast and I love seeing everyone in their costumes! Thanks for inviting us, can't wait until next year!

Someone even escaped from the hospital to come!! :)

MAMA MIA!! Look at these hotties!

B and Danny in the 4-legged race

Syd, Hailey, Cole, Dallin

Jonah getting mummy-wrapped by Hayden

Jonah was so excited...he knocked the pinata right off of the rope,
but it still didn't break!

Me, Kim, Kathy


Hailey has loved dance SO much this year! She was really excited when her teacher decided to teach them thriller! She didn't know what thriller was so I decided we should take a trip down to Tuacahn and see it! I love it down there. The atmosphere makes any show awsome! I saw it last year and liked it, but I think I had my hopes a little too high. So when I saw it this year I knew what to expect and enjoyed it a lot more. I got my mom to come along with us which was a good thing because 1-my girls love being with her and 2-I needed someone to keep me awake for the drive home! I was also glad I had someone so patient with me when I realized in McCornick that I had forgotten the tickets and had to turn around! That was the not so fun part. But then on the way home my mom realized she had dropped her phone on the ground and we had to turn around and head back to Tuacahn to look for it! No worries....we found it and made it home safe and sound. It was a really fun day.

Then the next day Hailey's dance group got to perform Thriller for the parents. Her and Mikah were pretty excited to be dead zombies! I thought they were a little more girly than that! Thanks to Julie for getting Hailey ready! It was fun to watch and the did a really good job!

Mikah and Hailey

Mikah, Hailey, Katelyn

Oops! This picture wasn't supposed to be in here, oh well. This is me and my little cow!