Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More Stuff ....

To Keep Us Busy!
New Haircuts. Actually it helps with getting ready, so I'm liking them with short hair. Quite handsome. But Gary needs one now, especially because he's going to Scout Camp with Trevor and the Troop next week.
McKenzie is taking a dance class every Wednesday. She just loves doing the girlie thing and having something just for her.
This girl continues to make us laugh. We have set some goals for the summer and one of them is our morning prayers. We just all seem to get up at different times and run out the door, while during the school year it is such a habit. So this late morning we were having our morning prayers and Kodee says that she wants to say it and wants Kenzie to help her. So they start and shortly into the prayer Kodee picks her nose and wipes it on my arm (I was the closest besides Kenzie). Well I just ignore it like a good mom and I start helping Kenzie who is helping Kodee. And she does it again. And then the 3rd time I look up and Gary just starts cracking up. So we hurry and end it and have a good laugh. There really wasn't anything on my arm, but I take my arm and try to wipe it on Kodee and she starts freaking out. So she knows it's gross. What else are you supposed to do during prayers without a tissue?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Our Crazy Week

This week has been pretty busy, well every week seems to be busy. This is what we have been doing:

Monday-Sadie left for Soccer Camp. Injured her knee the first day, but continued to play and finally scored on the last day. She said it was a blast. We missed her a little! Trevor had practice all week at 7 a.m. Went to the movie at Vet's Park for Round-Up week. Kind of a late night but most of us like to be up late anyway and don't have a problem sleeping in.

Tuesday-We all had dentist appt. Yay for no cavities, so we bought lunch on the way home to celebrate. Then, YW and YM.

Wednesday-The washer started leaking. It is amazing the information on the internet. Gary tipped the washer over and took the part off. I googled washing machine parts and put our model in and matched up the part and ordered it. Way awesome how we can use technology.

Thursday-Brooke and Trevor mowed the lawn(1/2 each). We wouldn't want the work load to be unfair or anything. Blake had practice and then we went to the Rodeo. What a fun tradition.

Friday-Sadie came home. Niki helped me get some laundry done as well as running a few loads at the laundromat. Crazy how many clothes our family goes through. The air conditioning isn't working on the van, so I told Gary he could take it to work.

Saturday-Got the part. Don't pay for quicker delivery, because FedEx was pretty quick with the 2-5 day delivery. Gary and Sadie served breakfast for the Lehi Girl's Soccer Team Fundraiser from 6-10 a.m. Gary, Brooke and Trevor went fishing in the evening.

Somewhere in there Gary worked a billion hours and didn't get much sleep with the Gillato machine getting put in at work. I got my VT done, which isn't a difficult task, since I love my comp and the ladies we visit. I always look forward to Sunday because we really do get to just be together as a family and put the craziness of the world out of our minds. It is nice to just reflect and know what is really important in life. Gary had to work this Sunday. We miss him without our lifesaver supply (ok he's more than that). And I think he might miss his nap (not at church of course. after!).

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

I really don't look forward to Father's Day every year. Not that I don't have a reason to celebrate the goodness of my own dad and husband, but because of the reminder that my dad isn't around. My kids don't have fun memories of being with their Grandpa, because Jordan was 3 and Brooke was 1. It is a lot easier to just skip over things rather than face the emotions that well up inside. I think that is why I probably avoid going back to CA. It has been 16 1/2 years and when I really dwell on it, it feels like yesterday. But I find comfort in knowing that one day we will see him again and there will be time to enjoy those relationships on a different level. I hoped that he sent my children off from the preexistence with words of wisdom and helpful tidbits of information, because that is what made him unique. On the other hand, when I cherish the man that is the father of my children, I can't help but see some of my dad's qualities. Gary's dad left when he was about 2, so the dad that he has become has evolved from knowing what not to do and watching my dad and other good men. When Gary got his wisdom teeth taken out, it was my dad that sat by his side and made sure he was ok. But when Gary asked my dad if we could get married, my dad said, "Why?" He was pretty matter of fact and humorous also. I am so thankful for the Dad that Gary is. He is a constant reminder of what I am not. I feel like Ellie and Manny on Ice Age. He completes me. Thank you Gary, for being you.

Monday, June 7, 2010

We must be crazy.....

Meet Keea! She's really, really cute.

He's pretty cute too.

I guess I could go into detail. Kamree is now 9 and we really wanted to overlap having our dogs not just find a replacement when Kamree goes, so we figured that now was as good of a time as any. So now we have Kamree & Keea (2 kinds of cars). Lots of fun!!!!