Sunday, November 15, 2009

Out of the mouth of Preston

I have to catch up on so much blogging (this is the way I scrap book). But, I just wanted to write about some things Preston said to me. A couple of weeks ago I was feeding Preston at the bar. I don't remember what I did or said but, he did not like it. He told me, "Mom, when you do that it Pisses me out!" I thought Oh No! I let him know that "piss or pisses" is not okay to say. It brought it to my attention that I should not say it myself. I did not know how ugly it sounded until my 6 year old said it.
Just last night Riley, Preston, and I were snuggling on my bed watching America's Funniest Videos. Jon came in and laid down on the other side of Riley. (I was in the middle of the kids) Riley let go of me and snuggled up to Jon. I teased about always being ditched when dad comes in the room. Preston said to me that he would never do that. That he would always snuggle to me even when he grew up and got married. Oh, if only that were true!
This picture of Preston was taken when he was still 2. Time goes by way too fast!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Old Friends

Many years ago I had the pleasure of being roommates with these girls. We had so much fun. We had not seen each other for a long time. Jeanette put together a BBQ and invited us all to join. It was so fun to talk about old times. These girls can sure make me laugh.

Malese, Jeanette, Me, and Lara
Jeanette showed us all a good time.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

"Puppit Show Here!"

Riley and Preston put on shows for Jon and me quite a bit. It’s not always puppet shows. It can be plays, or dancing. They always give us home made tickets or invitations. They set up chairs for us to sit and watch them. This puppet show even had a great message about how smoking is bad for you. I have it on video too; it’s a little long for the blog. Jon, Pyper and I were laughing the whole time. Man I sure do love my family. It’s good to get away so I can keep loving and appreciating them. I recommend a cruise to anyone who has not taken one. I think Jon and I should take the kids on one soon. We all would love it!

Weekend Canadian Cruise with Laura

Laura and I left all of the kids with our wonderful husbands and boarded a cruise ship in Seattle. This was my first time really being away from Pyper. It was harder on me I’m sure. It was so nice being pampered. Being served dinner and not having to lift a finger to help make it or clean it up, playing Battleship and Cribbage with Laura pool side, getting off the boat in Victoria and Nanaimo and doing a little sight seeing and shopping. The weather could not have been nicer!
Here we are with Nanaimo behind us.
Here we are in Victoria.
Besides gathering my much needed sanity Laura and I scored some awesome shoes from this little shop in Nanaimo. These are the ones I bought.

Thank goodness for home owners insurance!

When we got home from Midway Riley came running upstairs and yelled, “Dad, the carpet is all wet downstairs!” While we were away in Midway the main pipe to the sprinkler line broke. I thought those huge fans would drive me bonkers before they finished drying everything out! Now we are working on putting our basement back together again. What a mess! Jon is so good to deal with it all with a positive outlook on the whole situation.

Labor Day in Midway

Jon’s mom and dad/Blair have time share. They were so sweet and shared condos with us. We had a great time. The kids loved the Swiss Days Parade. I love parades too! I loved the small town of Midway. It’s a place where I could see myself live.
A little pool time with the cousins!
One night we all went out to dinner!
I found these three girls just snuggled up together on the couch eating cold cereal out of a cup Grandma Moser had given them. Cute, cute, cute!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A blonde, a brunette and a red head…….

constructed a baby shower. And it turned out great!
You know those people you chance upon in life that are just fun, in the same place in life as you are, just get you and all of the corkyness that comes along with you? Well Allison (the brunette) and Sarah (the red head) are those people to me. This is the only picture that was taken with my camera at the baby shower. Our friend Amy just had her little boy on Monday. We really enjoyed throwing the shower for her!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I am a morning person. I don't know about the rest of you moms but by the time 6:00 rolls around I am spent for the day. I can't remember anything I am told and anything I try to do after 6:00 p.m. takes me twice as long and never works right. If I just wait till the next morning it's all easy and takes no time at all. This is why I am a bad tooth fairy.
A couple weeks ago Riley lost another tooth. Jon use to be the tooth fairy. He even enjoyed it. But the last little while it has been me. (not sure how that happened) Anyhooo... The tooth fairy forgot to get Riley's tooths 4 nights in a row. Then just the other day Preston lost a tooth. The tooth fairy forgot just one night and this is the conversation had at our house:
Riley: Our tooth fairy always forgets!
Preston: Is our tooth fairy a girl?
Riley: Yes, she is.
Preston: I wonder why she forgets.
Riley (in a loud disgusted tone): OUR TOOTH FAIRY IS A RIP OFF!
Mom: (A little defensive) I will call Aunt Laura and see if she can get us the tooth fairy's email and perhaps we can ask for a new one.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Grandma Jones turns 80!

This past weekend we went to Idaho Falls to help celebrate this wonderful woman! It was a great get together with all of Jon's mom's side of the family. This is one of the cutest 2nd cousins out there! Grant was enjoying the BBQ!
Jon grew up shooting in the fields behind Grandma Jones house. Here he is sharing the tradition with Preston.
My great friends Starr and Matt also live up in Idaho Falls. They let us stay with them. I can't believe I left with out a picture of them. Starr and I went out to an awesome dinner and chatted about old times. I sure wish she lived closer.

A great birthday party for Don!

My brother in law Don turned 40! His wife Holly threw him a great party to celebrate. We were sent in groups to go on a digital photo scavenger hunt. Josh and Paige were in a group with Jon and I. Holly put together a list and rules to follow while out and about getting our photos. Here are some examples of tasks/pictures we had to take:
* Take a picture of the best place to relax.
*Take a photo of a team member with an elderly person.
* Snap a picture of the best place to propose. *Take a picture of the best place to cool off. * Take a picture of your team going down a slide.
We had 12 pictures we had to get with in one hour. Holly had a point system set up. I hope all of you find the humor of the proposal picture. It won our team the most creative overall points. We won the scavenger hunt! We had a great time. Thank you Holly and Don, you guys are always a blast!

August 13th - Happy Birthday Jon!!

Jon wanted pizza for his birthday dinner and cookie dough instead of a cake. Here he is thinking and wishing before he blew his candle out.The birthday gift was a little lab/golden retriever mix puppy. I thought I would give in and let Jon have the perfect gift. At first he was very surprised and so happy. But, It was not so perfect after all. We were not ready for a dog of any kind. I did not know what I was getting us into. Now she lives next door with her new 8 year old golden retriever friend Missy. They named her Zoe. She is much happier with a fence and a playmate. The kids still get to play with her when ever they want. It turned out okay after all. August 13th is also the Riley and Preston's Mom in Heaven's birthday. They each wrote Heidi a letter and tied it to a balloon and let it fly up and away.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Kindergarten is finally here for Preston

Because we have year round school, Riley started school on the 27th of July and Preston started Kindergarten on the 4th of August. Right smack dab in the middle of summer. Riley has taken Preston and Jackson under her wing and showed them the ropes. Preston told me his favorite part of school is recess and the bus. Riley taught the boys how to lift their legs and lean with the bus as it turns. I don't have Riley on her fist day of 4th grade because of a misunderstanding (on my part) and we had to leave early for school and I totally spaced it.
I have another picture just like this one of these two boys on their first day to pre-school. How time flys!

July 24th, Pioneer Day

We went to Debra & Jason Raymond's house to celebrate Pioneer Day. Grandma Katie, Aunt Lacie and her two boys Hyrum and Efrum were visiting from California. Here are all of the Grandchildren from the Raymond/Drew side of the family.
What a cute little pilgrim girl!
Preston sporting his Mohawk.
Riley and Grandma Katie being silly.

The 2nd Lake Powell trip.... Where we all got sick!

Preston, Riley and Pyper. My three fish. Glenn, Riley and Preston love boat rides.
Riley doing a little cliff jumping.
Preston taking his turn.
Beautiful Riley

July 17th, Pyper's 1st Birthday while at the Lake