Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Our Little Peanuts

Tennis loves his little sister

Tennis loves the outdoors and anything on wheels

Penny is almost 6 months old, WOW!
Tennis and our little neighbor Brooke, she is one of his best friends.  He loves doing anything with her especially when girls from our ward come over for piano lessons and they all get to play.

Tennis is 2!

Last Wednesday was Tennis's 2nd birthday.  He is such an amazing little man.  He is so full of love, curiousity, energy and laughs.   Of course he has his little quirks too but what 2 year old doesn't.  I love him with all my heart and am amazed by him every day.  He makes me feel so loved and he makes me a better person.  I can't wait to see what kind of man he will become but at the same time I don't want him to grow anymore because I already feel like he is growing to fast.  Chad and I love him so much. 

For his birthday Chad and I purchased a train set for him.  We set it up the night before in the front room.  It was hard not to go wake him up at midnight so he could play with it but when he got up in the morning and held my hand as we walked out into the front room his reaction was so priceless.  He stopped and said, "Wow, What's that?" then he ran over to it and didn't leave it all day.  He was such a lucky little guy to have so many friends and family come to see him that day.  He got so many wonderful little gifts.  Annie made him a beanie and scarf that are the cutest.  He got a barn from papa and grandma Dahl, the coolest carrier for his toy cars and a super fun homemade crayon/sketchbook carrier from papa and grandma Poulson and much more.  It was like Christmas for him.  But he deserves the best because in my eyes he is.  

Tennis at Gardner Village

My best friend and I went to Gardner Village right before Halloween and Tennis just loved it.  Well he loved the animal part and mostly everything else until we tried to sit down to eat.  Penny of course did wonderfully.  Here are some cute pics of Tennis and the animals at the petting zoo there.

Better Late Than Never Halloween Pictures

Sorry it has taken me so long to put these up.  Tennis loved picking and painting his pumpkin.  He gets so serious whenever he uses paints or colors.  Maybe he'll take after mommy with art.  Chad and I carved our pumpkins.  Chad did Jack Skeleton and I did Shrek.  It was a little different but I think they turned out okay.

Tennis was the cutest little Peter Pan ever.  Everyone thought he was Robin Hood.  Penny was Tinkerbell.  We had a hard time with the wings.  But the dress was adorable and so was she.  Here are some pics, we had a hard time getting one of Tennis holding still or facing us.  

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Next and Greatest Depression?

I was on the phone with my brother today talking about what may come.  He mentioned something that stuck with me.  What would we do if Chad lost his job because of economic downfall?  What would we do if the grocery stores had such a high demand for some things, the essentials, that we weren't able to get it?  So i pose these questions to you.  Something is coming.  We have been warned time and time again.  It is on our door steps.  Are we prepared as families?  It is such a scary thing to think about.  I really have no idea what we would do if Chad lost his job and or even the ability to put in overtime.  What will I do for food for my children when we run out and can't afford to go to the store?  Are we prepared, I don't feel comfortable saying yes.  So please share with me some ways you have prepared you and yours for the hard times to come.  I am looking for ideas and suggestions.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mission Call

 Trent opened his mission call last night.  He is called to serve in the Mexico, Hermosillo mission.   He goes into the MTC on February 11th.  It is pretty close to the northern border.  He will be spanish speaking which is so exciting for him.    We couldn't be more proud of Trent and happy that he is choosing to serve our lord on a mission.   We are going to miss him very much.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


This time of year I always wish I were 10-20 lbs lighter and my hair was as blond as it used to be. It is all the gatherings that are around the corner that make me feel like this. I was thinking while I was getting ready this morning about how I wish I looked like this or that and I remembered something that my mom told me during one of our hour long phone calls. She told me that one of my brothers, Josh, had told her that I am one of the most beautiful women in the family. Well something like that. Chad tells me I look good all the time or he says something like hot mama and it makes me feel good too don't get me wrong I feel good every time he says it even if I laugh it off because I don't feel it I remember it. But to hear it coming from someone besides your mom or husband is so nice every once in a while. So if you are a husband, brother, father, sister, friend or even a mother and are reading this and you have someone that you think is beautiful in your life let them know today. And say beautiful not hot or cute or look good with a loving tone. It will lift their spirits and make them feel special for however long it lasts for them.
Here is a small list of some of the women that I think are the most beautiful women I know.
  • Amelia Torgersen
  • Jenna Holm
  • Cami Clement-who I'm sure won't ever see this
  • There are many many others and if I didn't mention you on my list I didn't mean to offend these were just three of the people that come to mind whenever I think of a physically beautiful woman.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I've been tagged

Brittany even if I don't comment on your blog I check it out every time there is a new posting. So this is for you.

7 Randoms things most people don't know about me....

  1. I hate putting product in my hair because I have always prided myself on having super soft hair. It almost always means that my hair is flat but hey at least it is soft.
  2. I love love love alternative music.
  3. I really hate my feet and my nose. My feet are flat which causes me to roll my ankles all the time and my toes are so short and squatty. They look like little sausages. Regarding my nose, I can remember when we were driving home from Aunt Jodee's house when I was probably 8 years old and Jake was looking at me. My face was turned sideways and he happened to notice my nose. He said, "Your nose is huge!" I hadn't ever noticed it before and Jake I'm sure didn't mean for it to hurt me but I noticed it from then on. I have a big nose and it is shaped like a witches nose. My dad has the same nose which is fine, it looks good and masculine on him but on me it looks like a witches nose.
  4. I hate hot weather. Any place that gets over 100 degrees isn't for me. I do realize that Utah valley gets 100 degrees off and on in July and August. But Utah isn't my ideal place to live ultimately.
  5. I love cooking but I HATE dishes. I am a messy chef and always have been and I have always hated cleaning it up. Sometimes on rare occasions I enjoy it but most of the time I just dread it.
  6. I am super picky about deserts and don't like mostly everything. If anyone is reading this and we happen to eat dinner with you and you have made a desert but I don't eat any please don't be offended.
  7. I love books. I love the smell of them. I love the feel of the covers and the pages. I especially love reading them. If I had more money and more room I would own tons of books. I read books over and over and over again if I really love them. Especially fantasy. My imagination just go rampid while I am in a good fantasy.

Brittany I hope you learned something about me. :) It was weird thinking about things that people might not know about me. I tag Millie, Annie, Becky, Jenna, Kelsie, Savanah, Meggie and Amanda. Wow that is a lot of people.

More pictures

Here are some more pictures of my kids. I realize there are so many. I just have a hard time narrowing down my favorites because I think my kids are the cutest ever as I'm sure every mother does.

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