Saturday, December 27, 2008

We start em young...

The other night Ian was upstairs with Denise. I went up to check on him, and he had gotten into some kind of snowman kit. This is what I saw when I went upstairs...

Friday, December 26, 2008

A Christmas engagement....

Court's little sister Deedra got engaged yesterday. Ryan waited until 12:15 a.m. so that it would be Christmas day, and then asked her. She said yes, and they will be getting married sometime in April.... We are so excited for them! And I am so excited because she asked me to help her plan her wedding... Yeah!! I love weddings! Congratulations you two.
We had such a good Christmas day. We all got spoiled, but my favorite part was hanging out with Court, Easton, and Ian, and seeing all of our family. Court has been working so hard on our house lately, I am so grateful for how hard he works on it, but man am I ever ready for it to be done. I will be so glad when we have our own house, and Court can come home, eat dinner with us, and then just be able to hang out, instead of him having to run off.
I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas, and are all enjoying the Christmas vacation.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Court

Happy Birthday to you.... Happy Birthday to you.... One year older and wiser too..

I love you so much Court, you are such a hard worker . I am so grateful for what you do for our family!

Top ten reasons why I love Courtney:

1. You are such a hottie... :)

2. You are honest.

3. You love everyone, and never judge.

4. You call me out when I am judging.... sorry

5. You are the hardest worker I have ever met.

6. You are so smart, but still act so silly.

7. Did I mention that you are such a hottie...

8. You have a strong testimony of the gospel, and our Savior.

9. You love to help with our kids.

10. You are so kind to me... even when I really don't deserve it!

Here is a picture of Court and his five little sisters from a couple of weeks ago.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The cause of Ear Infections!!

Thank you.... thank you... yes I figured out what causes ear infections... (well really the credit should go to Easton :) )


Ian has been getting his eye teeth for a couple of weeks now... man he is as the doctor put it "meaner than a skunk." The doctor said "I need to explain an old wives tale, teething causes nothing but your child to be meaner than a skunk. If there is anything going on other than that you need to come see me... " lol he was really nice. Just really different than their old doc. So anyway on with the story... He ended up telling me Ian had one ear infection, the other ear on the verge, and a really sore throat. Poor kid. We went got him medicine....... etc. etc. This was Saturday.

Monday everything is fine... Ian is still "meaner than a skunk," Easton is fine up running around as usual. That night comes along and Easton was being really rambunctious, wouldn't get ready for bed... Court had finally had enough, and said to Easton "Easton if you do not get ready for bed right now, I am calling Santa and telling him not to bring you anything!" I know we are mean parents... He runs gets ready, we get him to bed, and then about a half hour later he comes in just sobbing... complaining that his ear hurts.. We get him some Ibuprofen, and get him back to bed. I woke up Tuesday morning and called the doctor got an app. and took Easton in.

Here is the conversation that we, or Easton had with the Doc.

Doc: So your not feeling to well..

Easton: My Ear started hurting last night when my daddy said those bad words to me.

Doc: (Either he didn't hear him, or pretended for my sake that he didn't hear him.)

Oh my...... I didn't know whether to laugh.. or not.. or be so embarrassed. Because if the Doctor did hear he probably thought Court had been swearing at him the night before.

So now you all know the real cause of ear infections... would ya quit swearing at your kids!!

Easton did have a really bad ear infection, the doctor said he couldn't believe he was sitting there so calm. I have learned though that Easton is a really tough kid, when he complains about something hurting I know something is wrong.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thankful for Family!!

We had an amazing Thanksgiving!! It was so much fun to have so many of our family members come out. We took the grand kids up to our grandpa's old ranch and took pictures of them.... I hope Steph ended up getting some good ones because I didn't get one with all of them even half way looking :) Otherwise I guess we will be spending quite a bit of time on photo shop..

It brought back so many memories being up there climbing the rocks.. (I don't remember it being such a hard climb.. ;) ) Here are just a few of the pictures that we got.

I love this picture of Easton...... He is finding his inner state of peace.... ;) ;)

Can you tell they are brothers? In almost every picture both of them are making the same face as the other one.... so funny! Some of them they were looking up.... others smiling, and then this one, making this cheesy face.

I am so thankful for my little boys, and husband! You bring so much joy to my life! I love you!
I am so thankful for family!! I love each and every one of you sooo much!
I am so thankful for the gospel, I truly cannot imagine what my life would be like without it.
I am so thankful for our home. Thank you Courtney for how hard you work on it every day!
There are so many things that I can think of that I am thankful for that this list would go on and on......!

I hope all of you had an amazing Thanksgiving!