Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Soccer 2010

Andrew's main sport is soccer, he loves it. He is a pretty good runner and blocker. He has yet to make a goal this year, but he will.

This a a picture of the new kitchen tile floor. Our dishwasher had leaked and we did not know soon enough and had gone under the wood floors and the linoleum. We took up the wood floor and was a stinky mess. Next we went shopping to get new wood floor to replace. Well to my luck they have discontinued that color. So our option was to buy all new would floor which would be the hole up stairs or just do tile. We chose to do tile because of cost. It looks beautiful...And you know when you do a project like this that there is always something else that needs to be done, Yep I need new counter tops. They are a baby blue in color and I hate them. Maybe this summer we can help the economy again. We have done really good this year. Jeff had surgery and many heart tests done and now he is back to work lite duty and just trying to keep up. He is always so uplifting and never lets anything bother him. I can tell he has not been himself since surgery. He tries to be tough and take only tylenol when he should be taking something more and I think he is doing too much walking and standing so it is taking a little bit longer to recover. Hard to see him in so much pain.

Next we are planning for Katie to have tonsils and adenoids out along with a septum repair and sinus surgery. She will be having this done Monday the 29th. She is not too excited because that is spring break. The doctor said she would have to miss a full week of school and with her classes it is really hard to miss that many days. Sorry Katie, but mommy loves you.

Blue and Gold Cub Scout Banquet

Andrew ready for scouts. We are having a uniform inspection and he asked if it could be before dinner. I asked why? He said because his face gets all messy. Well it was after dinner and Andrew got up and all the boys followed him to go wash faces. Usually boys could care less but not my Andrew.

Blue and Gold Banquet cake. Each kid brings a cake and we get to eat them for dessert. This cake turned out sooo cute. But yet again I think my kids are pretty amazing.
Sweetheart Ball 2010 Hillcrest High School
Emily is so beautiful...That blond hair is to die for. She is so full of energy and excitement. Never a dull moment with her around. Love you Emily...

Emily and Carson Grover Sweethearts 2010
Carson Answer Emily by placing Yes in one egg and then scattering about 6o eggs all over the yard. Yes she was in a sweatshirt and was about 15 degrees outside. took her about 45 min to get them all and of course the answer was in the last one.


The kids getting a ride up the hill.

Andrew trying to snowboard using the sled. He did really well. Wished I had the extra dollars to get him a board. He would love it.

Getting pulled up the hill. Kids have no idea how sledding can be a lot of work...When I was a kid we had to walk up the hills to be able to come down. Lucky them...

Happy 14th Birthday Katie


Katie and her birthday tree. We have done this every year she was born just to make her birthday special since it is a few days after Christmas. She has never been left out. So hard to believe she is 14. Where did the time go. I am kinda selfish in a way...I think I have the best kids in the world.
Surprise Katie, you got your iPod touch and from mom and dad and your Snuggie from Aunt Shannon, Uncle Dean and your cousin Jordyn. They live so far away, but knew what to get you. They are one special family.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

ANDREW taking up a lot of time on SANTA'S lap
He said he had to sumerize and hopes he remembers it all.

Katie and one of her friends Sarah

Merry Christmas 2009

Okay I have to admit I have a little addiction...

This is the pot of TACO JOE DIP. I made for the F.O.P. Cookie/treat exchange.
This is so yummy...When I make I double recipe.
1 can (16oz) Kidney beans drained and rinsed
1 can (15oz) whole kernal corn drained
1 can (15oz) black beans rinsed and drained
1 can (14oz) stewed tomatoes
1 can (80z) tomato sauce
1 can (4oz) chopped green chilis
1 envelope taco seasoning
1/2 cup chopped onion
tortilla chips

In slow cooker combine all ingredients except chips. Cook on low for 5 hours
Serve with tortilla chips.

My cards
Hannah's card
Tiffany's Card
Tiffany's sisters card
Debbie's card
Nancy's card
again Nancy's card
and...Nancy's card

Tiffany and her sisters tags...
My Yummy Treats for the FOP exchange/ (Faternal Order of Police)
Oh My I had to try Caramel apples too.
After some fail attempts I found a trick::: Want to know you say???

Grab a big pot and boil water. dip your apples in boiling water for less than 5 seconds and then dry and place in fridge. They will look like they are ruined apples. This takes the wax off.
After they have been in fridge for like overnight. Melt you caramels or make your own caramel. I have done both but I like easy. Dip cold apples into caramel and drip off excess. if going to decorate here do so or place in fridge to harden. Next is dip in melted chocolate and garnish with what your heart desires. replace in fridge and when hard then wrap pretty. I kept mine wrapped and placed in the garage because of had very cold temps outside. KEEP cold till ready to eat. YUMMY....

Happy Birthday Dear Andrew

Andrew turns 9. Oh, where did the time go. Wasn't he just born yesterday...Well the best things about him not being born just yesterday is that we are both sleeping through the night. We celebrated his birthday earlier in the week and went Perkins for dinner. We all love breakfast food for dinner. The day of his birthday we left to go to Twin Falls. Emily had a clogging workshop all day Saturday and then they performed what they learned. She and her friends Courtney and Katherine road down with me and they are the best girls in the world...they even played some of my ERA.

Happy 9th Birthday Andrew...We love you

About US

Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
I am a mother of 3 beautiful kids. 16, 14 and 9. I am pretty busy with the three all in different schools. I am married to a wonderful husband for 18 years and he works hard and has had many medical trials in the last 18 years. I tell him to quit being so tuff...God only gives you what you can handle. I continue to work night shifts at EIRMC with the best nurses around. I love my job most days. I get to meet great people. My husband works long hours too with BCSO, he gets to work days. We both love what we do. Enjoy reading about our crazy life that isn't any different from anyone else's.