Thursday, May 22, 2008


Jensyn went to the zoo with her Kindergarten! She was so excited. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go with them ;) so thanks to my friend Robyn, I still got to see the fun she had! Her and her best friend, we'll call M. She said her very favorite was the penguins and her least favorite were the snakes!
1. end-of-school field trips!
2. a good friend to share pictures
3. Kristy won Dancing! GIRL POWER!
4. A wish come true.
5. fresh raspberries, yum!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"please don't drink out of the carton!"

as I was saying this to Lincoln just now, I had to wonder, with three boys, how many more times this phrase will escape my mouth?
and what about...

"please pick up your dirty clothes"
"get your shoes on, those socks are ruined!"
"why are you all wet?"
"TURN that down!"
"your brother wants out of those handcuffs, Jaxon!"
"it's time for bed"

and the winner is...

But what I don't mind saying a trillion more times:
I love you.

My Five...

1. Having three sweet boys.
2. Getting the laundry done for said boys.
3. Making cookies for said boys.
4. Playing catch with said boys.
5. Having one girl and a dog to even things out a bit!

p.s. Who's watching Dancing?! Tonight's the night! I can't wait!!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008


THE BIG 9...

Five for Landon:

1. Landon is our peacemaker. He has a very tender heart and likes to keep the peace. How grateful I am for that!
2. Landon is a giver. I remember countless times when there somehow isn't enough for everyone and he is the first to give up his, without even thinking about it. He never wants anyone to feel left out. For a 9-year-old, I think that's pretty great!
3. Landon is all boy! He is awesome at sports! His favorites are baseball and soccer. He has been playing comp soccer and loves it. We love watching him play sports and I'm amazed how easy it is for him.
4. He is always willing to do whatever I ask him (as long as I use my "nice" voice!)
5. I love his laugh. He's very funny. The other day we were waiting in the car for something and he flips down the viser and says in a funny voice: "I'm lookin' goooo000d".
Also, we always talk about Landon's six pack. I'll have to post a picture, because it's awesome. The other day he lifted up his shirt and said "How many packs do I have?"


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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

bloggin' blues...

I got the blues...
the bloggin' blues.

Until I saw these pictures-
and they lifted my spirits!

Summer is so sweet!
and I have four reasons
why I can't wait for Summer!
(k, maybe I can a little bit!)

Five for Fun...
1. being on the winning team 10-0! The way Lincoln hits the base and swings that bat like nobody's business. At least he doesn't point anymore! and the way Landon catches that ball and throws to first...every time.
2. Shawn not working late tonight.
3. Goodbye to Marissa. It was time.
4. I can't BELIEVE Parvati won!!! (who's with me?)
5. the mighty dollar.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

weekend update

Congratulations Jaxon! He earned his Arrow of Light for scouts,
along with a lot of other awards!
I am so proud of him for working so hard.
I never have to "bug" him about going to scouts!
He loves scouts!
Here he is "pinning" me...

and check out these cute baseball boys!! GO PHILLIES!!
Jensyn also had a friend party on Saturday. I don't have any pictures of this cute party because I left the memory card at home, (aaaahhhh!!!)
It was really fun. She invited 7 of her cute friends and we went to the "Teddy Bear Stuffing Factory" (Build-A-Bear) at Layton Hills mall. They had a blast! She named her cute stuffed kitty "Rosie".

Five for Monday...
1. Mother's Day!! I got some very sweet hand-made cards from the kids. The one from Linc read:
"Happy Momer's Day!" I loved it!

Landon also did a fill-in-the-blank. His read:

She's My Mom!
She is special because she takes care of me
She wonders if we have a good life
She hears, "I love you!"
She sees joy
She wants me and my brothers to stop fighting
She is nice to me
She feels happy when she goes to my games
She is the best mom in the world
She understands sometimes when we are bad
She says "I love you" when we go to bed
She dreams that we will be nice
She tries to be the best mom and she is!
She hopes we will be nice

Love, Landon
(I don't need to say that this Mother's Day was full of tears)

2. My mom.
She would do anything for me. She is selfless. She does what she says she is going to do. She taught me right and wrong. I know she loves me. She does many things for me. She can make me laugh like no one else can. She takes such great care of my dad, she spoils him! But she has shown me how to treat my husband (even though I need to work on that!) I could go on, and on! I love you mom!

3. My sisters and my friends for being great moms! You are a great example to me.

4. 4, 5 and 6-year-old girls! We had a ball!!!

5. Jaxon almost getting a goal at his soccer game!
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Friday, May 9, 2008

j. june

Happy Birthday to Jensy!
She has been the "star" student all week.
Today I went to her class to talk about her
and bring treats...
donuts, of course.
(she is her mother's daughter)

Today is your day!
Jensyn, you are indeed a princess
a very special kind of princess ;)
We love you so very much.
6 will be great!

Jensyn loves:
Hannah Montana
riding bikes
playing with friends
playing with my make-up
climbing trees
going to the park

I'd like to share what she wrote me for Mother's Day,
it shows a little bit of her personality (she had to fill in the blanks):

My favorite thing to do with my mom is...
go shopping!

My mom is special because...
she's my favorite mom.

I like it when my mom...
helps me.

My mom can do many things! I think she's best at...

My mom is smart! She even knows...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Why, oh why must my oldest be
and how did this happen...
it wasn't so long ago
that Dr. Rasmussen put this tiny newborn baby
on my chest
and I became a mom.



1. He will usually do anything I ask him, right when I ask him. He's very obedient.

2. Everyone who knows Jaxon knows he has a unique sense of humor! He cracks me up all the time... Like father like son!

3. I love how he gets fixated on something and is very passionate about it. It started when he was just a baby with Barney! and then it was business man, coach, ski patrol, the Utes, Zoey 101, and Legos, and scouts to name a few.

4. He has a special bond with Shawn. They get to ride to work/school together every morning and I'm so glad that they have this time together.

5. He's been through a lot in his 11 years and he's a strong kid. He's been resilient to many things in his life. I love him with all my heart.

I hope the next 11 years SLOW DOWN!
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I am not a candidate...

I went to a hand surgeon today to get his opinion about my finger. It looks like I am not a surgical candidate (did I want to be? no.) He says that if it gets any worse, he would like to see me again to reevaluate. Good news. I did not want surgery. I'm so glad he was not "operation hungry" and told me the truth. He says the swelling and tenderness will fade with time and it's not likely to get any better. great. let's just hope it doesn't get worse.

so there's my boring update for those who care!

Tuesday Five:
1. Yummy lunch at Olive Garden with sweet Candy! Good food. Good friend. Good fun.
2. Dancing with the Stars 100th Episode. It's funny how excited I am for this show tonight! Julianne and Apollo are back! They are my favorite! Also Maks and Mel B!
3. It's birthday mania around here, Jaxon tomorrow, Jensyn Friday and Landon on the 16th! The birthday plans are underway...
4. Plans for pots. Last year Shawn got me these beautiful pots for mother's day. They were soooo beautiful, I loved them. This year I enlisted Miss Green thumb to help me with mine! I can't wait, I'll post pics when they are done...
5. Good news and bad news. Bad first. Ben's cookie has discontinued their lemon cookie. I know. The good news is they replaced it with a coconut cookie! and I just happen to love coconut! It's super yummy!~

Monday, May 5, 2008

All Aboard!

Saturday night we went to Real Salt Lake vs.
LA Galaxy soccer game!
It was soo fun!
Shawn had this brilliant idea to take the frontrunner
to the game...
it made for quite the adventure!

There's really nothing like seeing Beckham up close and personal!
We had a great time!
1. getting on the wrong Trax after the game, what an adventure!
2. 90 minutes by train, 20 minutes by car, go figure!
3. b.e.c.k.h.a.m. (no need to say more)
4. hot dogs and kettle corn.
5. nice gentlemen giving up their seat.
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Thursday, May 1, 2008


Last night was the first baseball game!!
It was soooo cold...
Here are the highlights...
J and J goofing off!
LJ getting ready to bat! He got a hit and the last out of the game playing third base!
Here's L freezing at short-stop. He's got an arm. He caught the ball and threw to first and got an out! They won 4-0.

I just LOVE watching them play! It was so cold and it didn't even phase them! They are such die hards! They were so excited and had so much fun. I'm so glad they get to be on the same team.

Thursday Five...

1. A sad goodbye to Derek and Shannon. I really liked them and hated to see them go. But I think we'll be seeing more of them together ;o)
2. deep cleaning. I worked my butt off today and even moved our King size bed, just me and Jx.
3. snow again. oh well. maybe we'll get a longer summer. What am I thinking, it's Utah!
4. a really wonderful birthday! Shawn got a really yummy ice cream cake from Cold Stone. It was so delish! (I', so glad calories don't count on your birthday-it's a free day, right?!)
5. Spotted puppy book club. The new book is Maisie Dobbs. It's a mystery. It's awesome! You should check it out at spotted puppy!

p.s. Survivor and The Office tonight! Yay!
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