Sunday, November 28, 2010

first visit to santa

We went to the mall to see Santa. Not one kid cried this year.  However, Addie was nervous because Santa sent her a message through PNP (portable north pole) and said she was on naughty watch.  She thought Santa might mention something to her while she was sitting on his lap. She was really relieved he didn't say anything.  But Man she has been helpful the last couple of days.  She has mopped my floors, cleaned the bathrooms, tended the boys.... 
We also went on a train ride.  Trey and PJ were in heaven.  The train went around the entire main floor of the mall.  Good Times!

After the train ride, we bought some cotton candy.  It was a fun day!  I wonder how many more times we will see Santa in the next month.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Addie had  a great day at school.  They had a few assemblies and a thanksgiving party.  At the Reflections assembly she found out she won the dance category.  She was very excited to receive 5 bucks.  They also had the Ken Garff reading assembly where she was awarded " Most improved reader"  She also got to get checked out a half an hour early since I was at the class party and everything was done by that point.  Now hooray for Thanksgiving break.  I hope the blizzard isn't going to be as bad as everyone is saying. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

when you've only got a 100 years to live

As long as I can remember I have always wanted to be older.  That is until I turned 28..Suddenly I realized that many years had escaped me.  Now I am getting older way too fast.  My kids are growing up too fast.  My life is passing before my eyes and I am not ready.  I haven't accomplished anything yet.  "15 there's still time for you".. where was five for fighting when I was wishing those years away.

2010  has not been a good year.  In fact it probably goes down as one of the worst years of my life so far.  But it has been a year of growth(not physically, I hope) in fact I may have aged 3 or 4 years this year in knowledge and understanding.  However, amongst all the hard times I still feel blessed.  I still have great family and friends and everything we need to survive as a family. 

List of good and fun things this year

went to Disneyland
Landan got hired at FedEx
Addie turned 7
Trey turned 4
Celebrated 12th anniversary by going to Vegas
ran a lot of races with one of my favorite sisters
Both boys gave up the diapers. (super good thing)
got to go to 5 birthday dinners of my closest friends since High school.  I am so happy since graduating 15 years ago that we still get together for each others birthdays.  I have the best friends.
expanded my dinner menu.  thanks to a favorite cousin with an awesome food blog.
Had a girls trip with my mom and sisters
Had a girls trip with Addie, Carlene and Hallie
Had a boys trip with Trey, Carlene and Waylon.
Peyton turned 3
We have all been fairly healthy and that is a great thing
 I believe we are the masters of our fate.  We can't control some things but we can control how we get through them.  In about 24 hours I turn 34. This year is about having no regrets, moving on, and making the best of things  cause "every day's a new day"

                                Photos were taken by Jared Heelis

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

halloween and such

 October was a very busy month.  It seems like we had an overload of fun activities and not so fun activities.

Halloween adventures took up a lot of our time.  We went  to a family Halloween party with an awesome haunted house.  Trey had a school trunk or treat and Addie had a Halloween party at her school.
 We had SEP conferences.  For the most part Addie is doing great!  She told me before the SEP that her teacher would say she needs to work on her handwriting, quit talking so much and stay in her seat better.  Guess What?  Addie was exactly right.  Next time why bother hearing it from the teacher.  I will just ask Addie and save me a trip. Ha ha!

On Halloween (utah halloween) I ran a Halloween 5k and managed to be the top female finisher.  I was awarded with 2 Jazz tickets.  The seats are right behind the Players bench.  I wish I cared.  We also went trick or treating.  Trey and Peyton loved it.  Addie complained about being cold the whole time.
 We also went to pirates pizza this month.
 Trey's preshool class
 Addie and her besties at her school
 Addie with cousin Gracie and cousin chad
 My kids on Halloween
Trick or treating wagon style.