Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Romney vs. McCain

The republican nomination for President is not going the way I would like to see it go. I am for sure a Romney supporter and don't quite understand what people are thinking voting for McCain in the primaries. Do they agree with his stance on immigration? Do they think he would be good for our economy and do what he says he will? Do they realize that he sometimes sides with democrats like Ted Kennedy? And will truly conservative Republicans even back him? I don't know if I can.

Brad Paisley

Matt and I went with some good friends to the Brad Paisley concert this last weekend. It was awesome. He sounded as good live as he does on his CD's and to top it all off he plays the lead guitar on all his songs. He also writes his own music, which is incredible. We had good seats on the floor, but I am a little to short for that and had to stand on tiptoe most of the time. All in all it was great and I would pay to see him again.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Things I Never Dreamed of Saying

So, as a mother I say things I never in a million years would have expected to come out of my are a few

Please stop running with a pencil in your mouth.

Don't sit on your sisters head. (this was yelled at top lung capacity)

We don't drink medicine, it can be very bad for you (this was after Parker decided he liked the baby ibuprofen and took a swig of it)

If you don't stop eating the remote you are going to have to earn some money to buy us a new one.

And the usual

Good Burp

Are you pooping?

Look at all those boogers

Friday, January 18, 2008

American Idol

Yes, I watch this show and I have to say that this year they found their fair share of crazies. Do those people genuinely think they can sing? It is amazing what people will do to get on TV. I also have to mention that this year seemed to have quite a few mentally handicapped people and for them I just feel bad. It is uncomfortable to watch them get up there. And who is it that encouraged them to try out? Are people really that mean?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Are anyone else's children obsessed with these shows? My kids are downstairs right now singing the songs at the top of their lungs. Kate has a board game that has an interactive DVD that they play daily, as well as the Wii game. I think she's watched both movies at least a dozen times each...

Friday, January 11, 2008

Lacks Focus

So, today was Parent/Teacher/Child conference. Yes, the child is now included in this conference. I remember when I was a kid my mom going to teacher conferences and always wondering what secret combinations went on there. Well, there is not that suspense for our children anymore. They get to come participate and hear about the things they are doing well in as well as hearing what they need to work on.

Parker's conference went something like this. Parker sat between his dad and I, had his hands in his mouth the entire time and talked in baby talk, when he was willing to answer a question. His dad flicked him on the head once, just so he would respond to what his teacher was saying. This is what his teacher had to say, Parker is very bright, is doing well in all his schoolwork, BUT he can be very disruptive and he often lacks focus. This was not news to us, since we have raised him and well it kind of runs in the family and he was displaying those qualities right then and there.

Sometimes he is such a pill I just have to laugh. Like this morning when he asked me why his dad had to change all of Margaret's diapers and why Dad always does the laundry. Both of which are about the most innacurate statements ever made.

By the way, Kate's conference was great. Although we were told that she tends to lack focus as well. Like I said, it runs in the family.

Monday, January 7, 2008


Just lately "gaming" has become big at our house. We have had a Wii for almost a year now, but the kids have just barely figured out that we have it. Kate got a great game from Santa, High School Musical, that came with a microphone (what was Santa thinking) and Matt got Tiger Woods 08. Needless to say, the Wii has been getting quite a bit of use around here. Margaret is even cashing in with Kate's gameboy. She carries it around, dances to the Legend of Zelda music and pushes the buttons like she is playing. Pretty cute and a little scary at the same time.

Christmas O8

I am a little late with getting Christmas up on my blog, but better late than never. Right? Actually I was having camera issues, which have now been resolved.

We had a GREAT time in Heber. The kids played in the snow (Papa and Matt mad a trail with the tractor and pulled the kids on the sleigh behind the four wheeler), they all made something that resembled a snowman. It was more like a Santa Claus with a bloody nose (they used a popsicle for his nose which melted, I don't have pictures of this because of said camera problems). We went on the Polar Express. This is the second time we have done that and it is a lot of fun.

Christmas Eve was spent at Ann and Scott's. Grandma read out of Luke 2 and then The Night Before Christmas, which we all tried to recite with her, but did a pretty lame job of.

Christmas morning the kids waited anxiously to be allowed downstairs. I remember as a child being held back from Grandma and Granpa's playroom and being so excited to finally see what was up there. Now it is fun to watch our kids do the same thing.

Christmas in Heber is really the best, although California was pretty great as well. We had debates wether we need to change Christmas and split us all up, but that was decided against and I am so glad. I can't imagine Christmas with our family without the masses.