Thursday, January 22, 2009

lucky 7's

Tagged by Staci

7 Things I can do:

1- Change diapers (I am on the downward slope of 6 years straight of changing diapers. What an exciting prospect to be done with that soon!)

2- Play Volleyball. (I'm certainly not the best, but I love volleyball! And I have something to contribute. unlike most other sports, where I love to play, but struggle.)

3- Take pictures. (It's the one area of my life that I get positive recognition for. I have so far to go, but I LOVE everything photography. It soothes me, it is a creative release for me. It makes me feel conected to the world.)

4- Eat! I hate that I'm so good at this!!!

5- Have Boys. 3 is a good amount of boys.

6- Go on adventures. I love traveling, hiking, swimming, anything outdoors.

7- Read. I love a good book! My husband gets so frustrated with me because when I read a book, it is cover to cover, and nothing else gets done. (so I don't read as often as I would like.)

7 Things I can't do.

1- Keep my whole house clean at the same time.

2- Eat healthy.

3- Keep a fuzzy picture.

4- Keep on top of my laundry. I've never had a hard time with this before, but lately I seem to be continuously swimming in loads of laundry.

5- I can't stand the sound of a fingernail file.

6- pass up a sale. I don't have to need it, I just have to have it for a dollar. it's a dollar!

7- Wear earings. I have really sensitive ears. I can coun't on one hand the number of times I've worn earings in the last 10 years.

7 things that attracted me to Gabe:

1- Well I happen to think he's a hottie!

2- His honesty

3- He loved me.

4- He is a great work ethic

5- He makes me laugh

6- He cut me fresh flowers

7- He would write me love notes

7 Things I say the most:

1- If he's crying that means stop!
2- What the.....
3- I'm just saying....
4- Boooooys!!!
5- Get out of the kitchen!
6- I love you!
7- Hugs & Kisses! (instead of bedtime)

7 New Years Goals

1- Keep a what I love about you journal for each of my kids & husband. I got an email from my mom with a great article that talked about remembering who our kids are. And to write down the christlike characteristics of the people that I love, will help me keep an eternal perspective.

2- say couples prayers in addition to family prayers every night. To ponder what heavenly father wants us to do with the children he has lent to us.

3- Eat more healthy.

4- Improve my photoshop skills.

5- Prepare my relief society lessons at least a week before I teach them.

6- Make a decision about my kitchen before March.

7- Go to the Temple every month.

7 Favorite Foods

1- French Fries
2- Cheese cake
3- Doritoes
4- Dark Chocolate (Specifically Lindt Truffles)
5- Staci just introduced me to Red Robin, and their hambergers are to die for! It's my new favorite burger joint!
6- I just got Gabe a Kitchen Aid (for his birthday) I made rolls, I am so excited! Homemade bread is definately one of my 7
7- If you havn't noticed the trend the short answer is junk food.

So I tag...
anyone who wants to play!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Holidays everyone!

I love Kanab! It's soooo beautiful. What a sunset huh?
Christmas Eve was so fun as usual! Fiesta at Grandma Brown's and then settling in for the night. This is the boys in their new jammies setting out Santa's cookies.

Chrismas morning was all smiles. Of Course!!!
How much excitement can one 6 year old have???

Zack was too busy eating candy to pose for pictures.
Before Christmas, we always get together with the Wrights. It was so fun to have Jaci with us this year. Christmas takes on new meaning with kids. I can't wait for next year for you guys. It gets more and more fun!!!

Of course, we had to make a few snowmen. This was grandma's turn. I'm so grateful to have both sets of grandparents close by. I love that the boys are so close to them.

This was Kolby's Christmas program at school. Santa's workshop has a lot of busy helpers. Kolby (and the rest of the kids too, I guess) was sooo cute. I can't believe how big he is getting. Time just continues to go faster and faster.
The dancing was so great! I love this kid!!!

New years was a lot of fun too. My side of the family all got together. Bowling with 11 adults, 9 kids (under the age of 8) is really fun! You should all try it sometime. Ha Ha! All 5 of us kids were there. Hailee (Lances new baby) was blessed. We got to go snowboarding, well Lance and I, Gabe ski's (dirty rotten ......) but anyway... Thanks to everyone who watched our kids so we could do that. It's been years and we had such a great time.