Monday, December 22, 2008
::Click on video above::
This weekend we took Tucker to his 1st local wrestling tournament. To say he kicked butt would be an understatement. He pinned all 3 of his opponents taking 1st place. At the end of his championship round captured here the Dad of the kid turned to me and yelled, "What do you feed that animal." All I could do was laugh. I think we have a future wrestling champion on our hands here.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
I told Tucker on the way home from Wrestling tonight that he could call Santa Clause when we got home and tell him what he wanted for Christmas. Here's our conversation.
Me: Tucker what are you going to tell Santa you want for Christmas?
Tucker: Oh, I'm not going to get anything for Christmas 'cause I've been bad.
Me: Well you could start being good now.
Tucker: Ya well, I cry too much.
Me: Ya, you do cry a lot, but you could try and be better.
Tucker: Ya well, I spank girls on the butts and that's bad too.
Me: Well, ya that's not good either. (trying not to laugh hysterically)
Tucker: Do you think Santa will put me on the good list if I'm better.
Me: Ya, Santa's nice like that.
If you have Vonage for your phone service you can call this real nifty phone number and your kid hears a recorded message from Santa and then they can leave him a message. Then Vonage emails you the recording of what your kid said they wanted from Santa. How fun is that. 1-700-CALL-SANTA (Vonage customers only)
Saturday, December 6, 2008
If you haven't heard of DJ Earworm you need to check him out. I'm lovin' this stuff. If you have any other suggestions for me I'm all ears. I am ALWAYS looking for some new stuff.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
aStarted my new Choir Director position over at the kids Elementary School. Woo Hoo!
aBrigg finished up his football season and his team took 2nd. I pulled off a football party to boot.
aTucker started his 1st year of wrestling and dominated in his first tournament. If only I had my video camera going.
aBrigg started his 9th season of wrestling & Hayden his 7th season. Micah....another blog post.
aBlythe passed off level 1 in Gymnastics and moved on to level 2!
aTrent perfected his Chili recipe at the Ward Chili Cook Off. He got robbed of 1st place.
aTrent's sister Lindy & her family came for a visit from Oklahoma.
aTrent's Mom & Dad came down from California for a 2 week visit.
aWe had family pictures taken.
aI did my civic duty and voted.
aHayden earned his first 3 merit badges at the BYU POW WOW.
aKids had there Primary Program...CUTE
aBlythe & Tucker got a clean bill of health from the Dr. Tucker also got his Kindergarten shots and his warts frozen off. He loved that part a lot.
aSaw my nephew Josh play a fork in Beauty and the Beast. He was the best fork ever.
aMy baby boy turned 5. It's been five years since I have been pregnant. Weird.
aCelebrated my 15th Wedding anniversary. I'm feeling way old.
aAttended my Brother-in-law Scott's convert baptism which was AMAZING and my Grandma Bailey's 80th Birthday party in California.
aHad a great Thanksgiving with 23 of my closest in-laws at my house.
aSaw an early showing of Twilight (Thanks Dana) with some really fun girls. Can't say I loved it but can't say I hated it either. Another post...
aStarted taking classes at the Gym...loving it.
aALL the kids got straight A's
aHad my very first cap put on a tooth. HATED IT!
aOrdered Christmas Cards
aSet up Christmas decor. Has never happened in Nov.
Looking forward to DECEMBER.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Yes, he wore those much too small/tight pants to school today in his high-top tennis shoes. So funny and so embarrassing for him...if he only knew.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
1. She's my only girl, therefore she gets to be my FAVORITE girl.
2. She LOVES pink!
3. She loves to play dress-up and pretend.
4. She loves babies and can't wait to be a mommy.
5. She is very loving and affectionate. Hopefully that will wear off before she's 16.
6. She loves her family very much, even her mean stinky brothers who tease
her to no end.
7. She loves to sing, and boy can that
girl belt it out.
Happy Birthday Blythe! I hope you had a wonderful day. I am so glad you are mine. Don't be mad at me for putting that adorable picture of you with your shower cap on. I love you.
Build-a-Bear Birthday Date
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I don't know how Emily is going to handle 6 kiddos. WOW that sounds like a lot. Luckily she has a couple of the most amazing helpers. ::Shout out to KenKen(9) & Caleb(13) my totally awesome niece and nephew.:: Anyway, I had a great time and when I got home things seemed to be just fine. Thanks to Trent for supporting me and letting me go GUILT free. He's great!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
SEVEN years ago this month I was pregnant with our only daughter Blythe. I can still remember how ecstatically happy I was when I found out I would FINALLY have a girl.
Growing up we had TEN people in our family. Being the oldest had its ups and downs.There were ELEVEN in Trent‘s family. I think he would say there were defiantly more downs then ups.
Trent and I will have been married for FIFTEEN years in November.
When I turned SIXTEEN I got my drivers license the day after my birthday. One of the first cars I ever drove was my Mom’s Camero. I LOVED that car. I think I also went on my first “So Called” date with Trent then. Long story short him and his friend ditched us.
I graduated from High School when I was SEVENTEEN. I don’t remember much about being EIGHTEEN except I had a serious boyfriend I was trying to convince he needed to go on a mission. When I turned NINETEEN he had finally decided he would go and we actually went to Trent’s mission farewell together. When I turned TWENTY I moved out of my parents house for the first time and moved to Provo to go to school.
Hayden was born on the 21st of May, 1997. He was my smallest baby weighing in at 5 lbs. something oz. He is still to this day a little on the small side and he likes it that way.I was TWENTY-TWO when Brigg was born. I still had braces on and I was told I didn’t look much older than 16. Boy do I wish I still got those kinds of compliments.
Trent started working for the Kern County Probation Dept. when he was TWENTY-THREE years old. He worked there for a decade. Working his way up the ranks.
I have TWENTY-FOUR cousins on my Dad’s side of the family. Trent has no cousins on his Mom’s side and he’s not sure how many on his Dad’s side. Sad huh?
When I was TWENTY-EIGHT I was teaching High School at my Alma Mater. I always told myself in High School that I would go back and teach at my High School and I did it. It was truly a dream come true.When I turned TWENTY-NINE I became a stay at home Mom with 3 very wild boys. Wondering if Heavenly Father would ever send me a girl.
Trent & I used to mange apartments at 3900 El Portreo. Also referred to as the Hood.
Tucker weighs FOURTY-ONE pounds.
FORTY-TWO sounds like the number of shoes we have in this house. It’s a little out of control.
When I’m FOURTY-THREE years old Brigg should be returning home from his mission. That’s only 7 years away.
When I get a soda from the gas station I prefer to get a FOURTY-FOUR ounce Diet Coke.
The kids have already gone to almost FORTY-SIX days of school already.
When I’m FOURTY-SEVEN I will be teaching my youngest child how to drive. Which will make me feel more like FOURTY-EIGHT or FOURTY-NINE. But then by the time I’m FIFTY I should be enjoying some grandchildren. I can’t wait to be a Grandma.
By the time Trent and I are FIFTY-ONE we should be empty nesters…right?
53% of the time the kids DO NOT flush the toilet.
FIFTY-FOUR times a day Hayden asks me a question. NOT KIDDING!
I remember when my Grandma Waite turned FIFTY-FIVE. She called it “Double Nickels”
I hope by the time Trent and I are FIFTY-SEVEN years old we have our house paid off.
FIFTY-EIGHT is the number of Blogs I check a day. I know it’s a little compulsive. I’ve actually given up a lot of T.V. for this new hobbie.
I think my Dad is FIFTY-NINE which means he will be SIXTY next year. I think we need to through him a party. What do you think?
SIXTY-ONE is the number of minutes I have spent on this blog post so far.
Someday I hope we have cars that get SIXTY-THREE miles to the gallon. Wouldn’t that be cool.
SIXTY-FOUR is probably the number of stuffed animals Blythe has on her bed right now. She wouldn’t dare move a single one before climbing into bed.
I believe Micah weighs SIXTY-FIVE pounds. He’s not very interested in wrestling this year. He would much prefer Basketball. I better get him signed up soon. Let’s wait for football to be over first.
I believe in ‘68 my Dad was serving a mission in Central America. My Mom graduated from High School in ‘69. I love the 70’s.
In ‘71 my in-laws were living in Utah. Where Trent was born. In ‘72 Trent was born in Murray, UT & I in Bakersfield, CA.
In ‘73 my brother Tim was born. We were only 15 months apart.
In ‘74 Trent’s family moved to Bakersfield, CA where they still live in the same exact house.
‘76 was the year my first sister Emily/BFF was born. I love her so much and wish I would have treated her better as a kid.
My family lived in Wasco, CA AKA the Ghetto in ‘77. In ‘78 we lived in Visalia and then in ‘79 we lived in Mesa, AZ where I was baptized.
My Grandma Bailey will be EIGHTY in November. We are going to have a big surprise birthday party for her in California.
In ‘81 we had moved back to Bakersfield, CA were I was born and lived there up until Trent and I moved to Utah. My Grandpa Bailey also died that year of cancer.
In ‘82 I was in the 4th Grade at Eisleer Elementary. My teachers name was Mrs. Stoddard. She was very nice.
‘83 was the last year the Broadway production of ANNIE was performed. I was obsessed with this play/movie and wanted so bad to be Annie. I had the entire movie memorized. I still love to watch it.
‘84 was the best and worst year of my growing up years. I had the best of friends in 7th grade and I loved school then my parents picked up and moved to the other side of town. Very traumatic for a 12/13 year old.
‘85 the year I started High School. This is also the year Trent & I were at Philmont Scout Camp in New Mexico at the same time and didn’t even know it.
‘86 My parents took us on a Bahamas Disney Cruise. That was such a fond childhood memory.
‘87 I had my first serious boyfriend who my parents HATED but I saw him anyway behind there backs and boy did I get in some trouble.‘88 I was the legal dating age and I don’t think I ever stopped dating from that point.
‘89 my brother and I met Mark & Brenda Sanchez. We dated each others sibs and Tim & Brenda eventually ended up getting married.
‘90 Trent & I graduated from Bakersfield High School.
‘91 Trent left for his mission in Independence, Missouri.
‘92 I attempted leaving home and going to school in Utah. To say the least it didn’t work for me and I ended up back home.
‘93 I go to see Trent come off the plane after he has served his mission and I am immediately interested. Late that year we are sealed in the Los Angles Temple.
‘96 I got my first teaching job for the Norris School District as there Music Specialist. This was the same district my Grandpa Waite had been superintendent of for many years.
‘97 was the year we bought our first house and the year Hayden was born.
‘98 Trent received his bachelors degree form California State University, Bakersfield in Business Administration. We had already owned about 5 dogs and counting by now too. But that’s an entire post of it’s own.
‘99 we all thought the world was going to come to an end. Remember Y2K?
I’m 100% positive I married the right person in the right place.
Now if I could only come up with something for 101. One thing I know for sure…I don’t want to live that long.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Awhile back my BFF (that's Best Frousin Forever) posted this really sweet post about how AMAZING I am. So this is just my way of paying her back. Love ya Amy!
I love the pic of her and our hot friend in our fort that we made.
I also love the picture of her and her sister Erin. They were like twins you know.
Amy was the best roommate EVER! We had many adventures that summer of 1992. Like the time went fishing and caught ALL those fish. That's my Toyota pick-up in the corner of that picture. Good times in that truck, good times.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Profile Pics #1 Baby with tongue
#2 Annie & Raggie
#3 Wearing Brothers 70's Outfit
(The later the pictures went not so cute.)
#1 Annie (Going back to my roots)
#2 Hot Mama (That's what my kids call me)
#3 Anna B ( A play on Abutler)
Of course all suggestions will be taken into consideration. Your participation is much appreciated.
Friday, September 26, 2008
I am a wife and mother and even though I’m not the best at either I try to be, because I love my husband and kids the most.
I miss my family. Having Amanda here in Utah has been the greatest but I still REALLY miss my family.
I think about being organized EVERY single day.
I know I’m a Child of God.
I want to go on an exotic vacation with Trent.
I have a hard time saying NO to anybody. HELP!
I search the Internet almost everyday. I couldn’t function without it.
I wish I was a morning person. (So does Trent) I have never been, but have always tried.
I hate slow drivers. They drive me crazy.
I am scared of walking into a room alone and not knowing anyone. I’ve been a loner most of my life and it has always scared me to even think about going somewhere I don’t know anyone.
I fear the dentist, losing a child or my husband, scary movies, someone knocking on my door when my house is messy, and driving in the snow.
I always have stacks of papers on my kitchen counter. Another reason I think about being organized ALL the time.
I love my family.
I feel sad when I hear about a kid getting picked on at school. Bullies suck!
I hear Viva La Vida for the bazillionth time on the kids computer.
I smell my dog. Yuck!
I don't always wash my face before I go to bed. I’m usually to tired to do anything but fall into bed. Gross huh?
I wonder all the time how my life would have been different if I had been born at different time. Crazy, but I have this fascination with the past.
I care about what people think of me. I know it shouldn’t matter but it does, to me.
I regret not keeping better record of my children’s accomplishments. I have never been a good record keeper. In fact Tucker never got a baby book. How bad is that?
I am not good at keeping my mouth shut. I have gotten a little better, especially with Trent. I just can’t keep ALL my thoughts bottled up in my head, can I?
I believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church. I have never doubted it and I am thankful for that testimony. In the name of…..
I dance in my mind all the time. I used to dance when I was younger but since then not so much. I would love to dance with my husband but he doesn’t like to so much.
I sing all the time. It has been my life for so long I can’t think of a day I haven’t sung. I’ve done it for a living, I’ve done it for fun. I LOVE TO SING!
I write on the computer and that’s about it. I have always HATED my handwriting and therefore avoid ever having to write anything. I would rather type it out and print it.
I win nothing. I just don’t have that kind of luck.
I dream of singing on Broadway one day. I’m a total Musical nerd and love to listen and watch all musicals. If I could choose what kind of music to sing it would have to be Broadway.
I lose my mind when my kids fight with each other. It drives me nuts.
I never make my bed when I get up in the morning. If it does get made it’s later in the day or just before I go to bed. Stupid huh? No just lazy.
I listen to ALL kinds of music. I love it when I hear a new song or when one of my siblings makes me a CD of new songs. I can’t live without my music.
I can usually be found on the computer these days. I need to start limiting my computer time.
I read very little. It’s not that I don’t like to read it’s just that I don’t make the time for reading. But when I do I always enjoy it, especially if it has to do with Vampires & Werewolves. I also really like self help books. I need a lot of help.
I am happy when my husband and children are Happy.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
So now for what happened...NOTHING! They never told me that there was a chance that they would not be able to serve the court papers to the defendant. So it wasn't till I got all the way down there and didn't see my name on the docket that I was told this news. Apparently the jig is up and they know they are trying to track them down. It could take awhile to get these jerks served. For the meantime I have another court date of Nov. 13th. At least I have a little more time to track down my star witness and give more thought to that perfect outfit. Thanks for suggestions.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
So here's my story line. My best frousin (that's friend+cousin) planned this really cool "girls trip" to Seattle with an incredible detour to Forks. Yes THE Forks. Anyhow, I unfortunately am not able to go due to a previous engagement (aka going to see my Sis in Tuscan, AZ, also an amazing "girls trip".) BTW didn't something from those Twilight books happen in AZ, hum! After my rather vocal protest and jealous outburst I expressed my feelings of being "left out." Boy did that open a whole can of worms. To make a rather boring story, short... My SIL, the one who ignored my email and is going on the previously mentioned "girls trip" sent me THIS:
Wha ? For ME?
Is it possible?
It is, it is, it really is!!!!!!
You can see why it is affectionately named the "Pooh Loaf".
I Let the kids each have a turn at holding it and playing with it and then it too took its rightful place next to the fine china.
I too would like to thank Jenny, who made this all possible, my spell check who makes me look so smart and never fails to interpret that unrecognizable word, Landee (even though I've never been formally introduced or acknowledged), and most of all my dear SIL who made the sweetest gesture of all. Thank you!
WARNING: YOU MAY BE THE NEXT ONE TO RECEIVE THIS IN THE MAIL!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Yesterday I was driving the kids and there friends to Brigg's football game and this is the conversation I heard in the backseat between Micah and his friend.
Friend: "Did you know that someone dies like every single minute of everyday?'
Friend: "Ya, but that's okay because there's a baby born like every minute of every day too."
Micah: "Oh, that's why there's always that new baby smell in the air."
Love you Micah!