Friday, May 30, 2008


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My Grandma Poll

We don't have too many pictures with the kids and my Grandma Poll (my Mom's mom). (or me and my sisters - for that matter) These were taken Sunday at my brothers "farewell".

Monday, May 26, 2008

We've been tagged!

Changed up this tag a bit, I added Nathan to it as well
(his answers are in blue, mine in red) . . .
A) Four places I go over and OVER,

1. Toilet the computer
2. Work the kitchen
3. School the garbage can
4. Church the laundry room

B) Four people who e-mail ME the most:
1. Publishers Clearing House (he's convinced he's going to win someday)
my in-laws
2. Guy from class that sends forwards my sister Sarah
3. Boss
4. Myself (it’s true, from work email to personal email) Old Navy

C) Four of my favorite foods:
1. Chocolate I have to agree with Nathan, chocolate
2. Bar-BQ steak
3. Chips (fries) and gravy cheese quesadilla
4. Toast with honey sweet pork salad from Costa Azul

D) Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Australia alseep
2. New Zealand the beach
3. Italy again, I agree with Nathan - ITALY
4. Krispie Kreme Mexico

E) Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. Cars (made him cry the first time he saw it) Sweet Home Alabama
2. The 3 Amigos Peter Pan (it's perfect for the kids - Marlee gets Tinkerbell and Wendy, and the boys get pirates and indians)
3. The Matrix any of the Oceans movies
4. he couldn't think of a fourth movie Superman

We’re Tagging: Rick & Elly, Tim & Celeste, Jen & Dax, Alvan & Karen!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Elijah's First . . .

Elijah tried rice cereal tonight. He had chills at the first taste, but after that he was great. He figured out pretty quick to open his mouth when the spoon was there. Here's a video of his first couple bites.

(Noah is in the solid red, and doing most of the talking. Van shows up towards the end in a red shirt with a stripe.)

I can't believe that Elijah is 4 months old now. It's really flown by this time! He's such a happy little person, and a great baby. We all love him so much.

Hair Cuts and Ice Cream Cones

This post is a few days late. Sorry. Monday we took the boys to get their hair cut for the first time at a salon. Van loved it! He held perfectly still, and watched in the mirror the whole time. . .Noah didn't enjoy it as much. He was afraid of the clippers, and kept flinching. . . But, it turned out great and they look very handsome. As a reward for being brave and good, we took them to get ice cream cones. Yeah for summertime!!(Noah admiring his work)

(Notice the ice cream on Van's forehead)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


This picture makes me feel old. Oh well, I suppose I am.
For anyone who cares New Kids on The Block are coming to Salt Lake City on November 15!!
How awesome is that?

In 1982

Happy Birthday Sarah!! (my sister) Yesterday was her birthday, so in honor of her special day, I thought I'd share a few interesting facts about the year 1982:

  • The first Rubik's Cube World Championships were held in Budapest, Hungary (June 5)
  • The first CD's were released to the public in Germany
  • Walt Disney World opened it's second largest theme park, EPCOT
  • The Double Stuff Oreo is first sold
  • Michael Jackson's #1 album "Thriller" was released, and became the biggest selling album of all time

Famous people born in 1982:

  • Prince William
  • Jessica Biel
  • Kirsten Dunst
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Apolo Anton Ohno
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • David Cook

Interesting huh? Hope you had a great day!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday to my little brother, who isn't so little anymore!!
We love ya Nathan!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The story of my toes. . .

First, I apologize for the pic of my foot. I know it's not the prettiest, but I didn't feel right putting someone else's foot on here.

Now, to the stories . . . my poor right foot, occasionally it takes a beating. It's been a few years since I've injured my foot, so I thought Sunday would be a good day to update. While at my parents house for dinner, I decided to ram my foot into a wall. Why? I don't know. I've know that wall was there for 9 years now. But, whatever the reason, I cut my "ring finger" toe, and broke/damaged my "pinkie finger" toe. This picture was taken yesterday. It is a bit darker today, but luckily the pain is easing up. With this pain and bruising, I've been reminded of three other times that my poor toes have suffered.

The first time I recall injuring toes was in 1st Grade. I had a friend named Lane. On the playground one day, Lane said that he would give me $5 if I kicked a bowling pin. Why were there bowling pins on the playground? The 6th Graders used them as boundary lines for dodge ball. Anyway, it took me a few days to think it over, and a few more days of Lane and his friends pressuring me to do it. I finally decided I'd show him . . . and show him I did. I walked up to that stupid bowling pin, and kicked it as hard as I could! I quickly learned that bowling pins were/are very heavy and very very hard. STUPID Lane! Of course I cried, and of course my big toe on my right foot turned blue, then purple, and then black. I couldn't walk for days. Those boys laughed and laughed for days as I hobbled around. And did I ever get my $5 - NO! Even after pestering Lane clear into High School, I never got that money, but he always had a good laugh.

The second time I injured my right foot, it wasn't my fault, or out of stupidity. It was my Sr. year in High School. I was doing the dance portion of auditions for the musical "Oklahoma" (yes, I have to sing the song to spell the name). I had a partner, we'll call him "Travis" (his name has been changed to protect him), who had to lift me up, spin us around and then set me back down on the floor. While practicing this lift, "Travis" dropped me. I tried to catch myself, but only succeeded at putting all of my weight, and some of "Travis'," on my right toe. Yup, you guessed it, I wrecked all 5 toes, black and blue. I couldn't walk for days! "Travis" felt awful. I forgave him, and eventually my toes healed.

The third time was after Marlee was born. I was vacuuming, and decided to run the corner of the vacuum over my big toe. DO NOT try this at home!! The beater bar on the vacuum tore off my toe nail. Now that one really hurt!! I could walk, but couldn't wear shoes FOREVER!

So there you have it, my right foot is a survivor. It will survive this injury just like the others.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mothers Day

I had a great Mother's Day. (Except for breaking my toe, I'll talk about that another time) Nathan and the kids got me a new bag for days we go to the park, and a new baseball glove. I'm playing softball on a women's league team this summer. So far our team (The Rusty Gloves) are 2-0. Not too bad huh? Any-who, here is a photo of me and the little one's who make me a Mom . . . (I know Elijah looks grumpy, he was having a rough day, he really is a very happy kid!)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Congrats to my brother and sister! They both graduated last weekend. Awesome huh?
Nathan (my brother) graduated on Friday with his Associates Degree (which he earned in one year)!

Sarah graduated on Saturday with her Masters Degree in Business including Accounting! (Did I get that right Sarah, with the accounting part?)

I'm so proud of both of them!! It makes me really excited to think that in just a little over one year from now Nathan (my husband) will have his Masters Degree. Then maybe it'll be my turn to go back to school. If only I could decide what I want to be when I grow up!!? . . .