Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Well besides my constant headache throughout Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I would say it was a good year!! We had 4 Christmases to do this year and we survived! Christmas morning was my favorite part as it is every year! We had to wake the boys up at about 7:55 cause I was getting anxious and I wanted to have time to play with them and their toys before going to our 1st stop of the day. They were both very excited to see that Santa got them their ipods. Taylor showed so much excitement over the presents this year as he actually had asked for certain gifts. Trevor would just open something and say' "I always wanted this!" What a day in overload if I must say so myself! here are a couple of pictures from yesterday.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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Monday, December 8, 2008
I made a snow globe and Taylor and David made Santa's house. All I can
say is foam crafts are progressing! I can't really stand how popular
all the foam stickers and stuff have become! where is the creativity?
However walking through Michaels today my boys saw these foam kits and
wanted them. I thought they looked pretty nice for what they were so I
let them get them. They actually filled up a lot of time..... (it
takes a 3yr old a long time to decorate a tree with tiny foam dots!) I
think they turned out awesome!!! good job Taylor and Trevor!!!
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Thursday, November 27, 2008
This morning we got up at 6:45am to go run in a Turkey Trot up in Anthem! It was so fun! It has become a tradition that we do every year. This year i am excited to say that we got my parents up there again and my dad did the 5k! He did awesome!! I will post a picture of him coming up to the finish line! oh yah and right after my dad crossed the finish line it started POURING RAIN!! not drizzling, pouring!! perfect timing!!!
I am also excited to say I beat my time! I was able to run it the ENTIRE 3.1 miles!! usually I would have to walk it out a couple of times. I did it in 32 minutes but hey, it is my personal best so I did good!
The boys did the kids trot and this year was Trevor's first year to run in a race! I was running along side him and he said, "Mom get up to the finish line so you can cheer for me!" cute right!
Well here are just random pictures from today....
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Every night as a family we say a prayer together, hug as we all say "our family!", and put our hands in as a team and say "2,4,6,8 who do we appreciate? our family rocks the socks!"So last night as we were doing our nightly routine I decided that for this week we were gonna add one more thing to it. We all went around and said one thing we were thankful for. I think sometimes as we get wrapped up in our daily stuff, we forget to be thankful for even the small things! Even some of the things that stress us out the most are things that we should be thankful for! I read in an email the other day and it said "if your job stresses you out just be thankful you HAVE a job!"At least once a week I have a client come in and tell me they were laid off so I said I am thankful to have my job.
It almost brought tears to my eyes as we went around the circle last night. I love listening to my kids' perspective on things. Taylor said he was thankful for our house and Trevor said he was thankful for crafts! oh to be 3 years old again! Just the innocence in those little boys, as David and I are looking at the big picture of life. After hearing the boys replies, tonight I want to try to simplify my life and break it down...... I am going to think of something that may be "little and unimportant" but I am going to make known that I notice it and am thankful that it is there!! who knows we may find that this is a positive way to end a long day and add this to our routine!
So I know more people read this blog than actually ever comment and I am asking you for just this one blog to break out of your shell and comment!! Since it is the week of Thanksgiving I want to know what you guys are all thankful for! It is an awesome feeling to slow down and reflect!
WHAT ARE YOU ALL THANKFUL FOR?........
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Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Today was so fun! (not while I was doing it) I went with Katie and Tracy and we ran in a 10k. Can I just say we were so nervous waiting for it to start! We were walking around before the race trying to find people that looked like they were in worse shape than we were! We did not want to be last if you know what I mean!!! We had no clue at this point why we thought we could run a 10k!! But we signed up for it and we were gonna finish it!!! We finished but somewhere along the 6.2 miles I think I twisted my knee or something! I might need a hip replacement also! My right leg was killing me from about mile 4! There were times I had to slow down and walk it out for fear I was gonna fall! and that would have been embarrassing!! What a rush going over the finish line though!!!! :) My mom and Reilly came along to cheer us on!! My nephew is so cute by the way!! Well here are some pictures we took after the race. I will post them and then I am off to bed to rest the lower portion of my body! I hope I will be able to get back out of bed when my nap is over!! YIKES!
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Monday, November 3, 2008
So today I decided that after I picked Tay up from school we were gonna do something fun!! I took them out to Westgate and we went to Ridemakerz. It is like Build A Bear but you make cars and trucks instead! Genius!! This is right up their alley!!! I am already having requests to have the next birthday party there!! Uh yah if we only invite like 2 or 3 other boys!! Here are some pictures that I took of them while we were there and some of their finished products! Let's just say I am now the coolest mom out there!! :) Well my 2 boys think I am!!! ;)
p.s. notice the Scion Xb bodies! Daddy wasn't even there to infuence their decisions!!
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Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Yesterday was Trevy's 1st field trip! He was so excited! He has been on field trips before but they were for Taylor. This was something that was for him and only him!!! We went to the Train Park. It was a lot of playing on the playground, snacking, riding the train(as you can see he chose to ride in the cattle car, I didn't!!),riding the carousel, and then at the end of the field trip his friend's family treated the class to ice cream. He didn't even make it to the freeway before he fell asleep! must have been a great time, it wore him out! I wanted to fall asleep when he did!!!!
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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Saturday, October 25, 2008
Well last night I went out to the casino and put $10 in a slot machine and walked away with a ticket that said $126!!!!!!!! Factoring in my losses, I walked out of there last night $96 richer!!! :) It is so much fun to win (I don't ever win!)
Then this morning we got up at 5:30am to go run in a 5k..... What did I learn??? I need to train more!!!! Was hoping for a better time but I will have to be content with my 35min time. Guess I know what I will be doing from now till Nov when I will be doing a 10k with Katie. (Don't worry Katie, you will smoke me!!! But remember you are 5yrs younger than me!! When you hit 28, its downhill!!!)
Speaking of age..... HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY to my WONDERFUL husband!!!!!!!!!!! Tonight the boys are throwing their Daddy a surprise party!! Can't wait!! They have been carefully planning the big night. According to them...'They can't wait to see their daddy's face when he sees the surprise party!!!' Little do they know though...... 6 and 3yr olds are horrible at keeping the surprise in a surprise party!!! Hahahha
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Well today we kicked off our running season with a Race for the Cure 5k. The weather was so beautiful for it! (It reminds me why I stand the heat for the other months here!!)
Taylor did so good! Even after biffing it on all fours while running, he got back up and started running again!!! I had to keep remembering, it took him 2 steps to my every one! He was very excited to see the finish line!! :)
Thank you to everyone who donated to him!!!!!
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