Saturday, August 23, 2008


Hello-ha--that's how Hunter says Aloha--from Hawaii.  We're having a blast here on Maui and loving the sun and water.  We're having fun teaching Hunter Hawaiian words and he's making up his own version of the language.  For instance, Mahi Mahi has become Mommy Hahi.  It's adorable.  Anyway, lots of pictures to come when we return but for now here's the ones I got taken of the boys just before we left. Mahalo, hang loose, and all that.   

Monday, August 18, 2008

Leaving Town

Today I'm leaving town for two weeks--and of COURSE I'm sick!!! Yesterday I woke up with the FLU. This always happens to me at the WORST times!!! UGGGG!!!!! I needed to get SOOOO much packing done yesterday and I couldn't even get out of bed most of the day. Luckily today I feel somewhat better. I'm confident I will get all my packing done but alas, my house will not get cleaned. Oh well. I just HATE coming home from long trips to a messy house. I know I'm going to get home tired and exhausted and walk into a house that just screams WORK WORK WORK!!!
Okay, I'll stop ranting and get my post done.

Thursday my sis in law Angie came to cure me of my loneliness and spent the night. My boys had fun playing with their cousin Jack and after they were all in bed we watched a girly movie and chatted until way to late.
Then Friday night we went to Chucky Cheese with Lisa and Donald and their girls. This was Hunters FIRST time to Chucky Cheese--- let's just say he had a huge smile on his face from the minute we walked in until I dragged him out of there. Donald joked with me that I'll never be able to get away with not taking him to Chucky Cheese anymore! We'll probably be on the beach next week and he'll be asking to go to Chucky Cheese!!!
Even McKay got excited about some of the games. It was so cute to watch them having so much fun. Thank you Sorensons for inviting us!!!
Ok, back to packing, and then off to visit my parents!!! Hunter is SO excited to see his grandparents and ride on the airplane.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Omar

Today is my brilliant brother's birthday. I won't say how old he is--just that he's 8 years older than me. He's a surgeon in Spokane and a father of two brilliant kids, Isabella and Alexander. Happy Birthday Omar!!! We love you!

Monday, August 11, 2008

When I Wasn't Reading...

This weekend we went to Royal, and besides doing this...we spent time with the Jensens on Saturday. Jason's best friend from high school Bart was visiting his parents and we were invited over for a barbeque Saturday night. Besides the best steak we've ever had, we had yummy corn on the cob which McKay ripped off my plate and quickly devoured.

Hunter had a blast playing with Barts oldest son Jarett. They ran around outside, beat each other with these play "swords", and chased each other all over the house.

Best friends with their sons.
The kids had a blast sliding down the stairs on this pool floaty thing. They couldn't stop giggling and did it about 50 times!

We had so much fun visiting with Barts whole family. We wish Bart and Janna would move back to Washington from Utah, but we love them anyway.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

No Camera

I let Jason take the camera to the Academy this week because I really didn't think I would need it. However, I didn't realize that I would be taking my kids to a pool party on tuesday and a fun park with water fountains to run through today--multiple photo opps wasted!
Oh well.
The kids are adorable in their swimming gear. You'll just have to take my word for it.
Anyway, lets hope Jason gets some shots worth posting next week.
Now everyone leave me alone for a few days so I can read Breaking Dawn.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Today I'm 27. I don't want to complain, especially since most of my friends are older than me, but wow...that's getting awfully close to 30. To quote Greys Anatomy: "We're adults...when did that happen? And how do we make it stop?"
Seriously. How do we make it stop?

Ok I'm done. That will be the extent of my getting-older-tantrum.

It was a pleasant birthday weekend-- we celebrated early since Jason was actually home. He took me out to dinner and a movie on Saturday night, and then we did the cake and present thing yesterday. I really can't complain. I have a wonderful family, a great husband, great friends, DVR... (just had to throw that in). I think it'll be a good year.
Had to have Sprinkles cupcakes for my birthday!
My presents were this ipod and ipod accessories. I LOVE it. I need some recommendations for good workout songs!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Here's a Laugh

If Mom Were President

1. "Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country."
--John F. Kennedy
"Ask not what your babysitter can do for you-ask what you can do for your babysitter." --Mom

2. "Read my lips: No new taxes." --George Bush
"Read my lips: No more cookies." --Mom

3. "Trust, but verify." --Ronald Regan
"If it's too quiet in the playroom, go see what they're up to." --Mom

4. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." --Franklin D. Roosevelt
"And the stomach flu that's going around at preschool." --Mom

5. "There is no victory at bargain-basement prices." --Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Unless you find a jumbo box of diapers for half off." --Mom

6. "Every man has a right to a Saturday-night bath." --Lyndon B. Johnson
"That means you, too, Mr. Poopy Pants." --Mom

7. "You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box." --George W. Bush
"Or anything from Toys "R" Us either." --Mom

8. "Speak softly and carry a big stick." --Theodore Roosevelt
"Put down that stick!" --Mom