Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Del!

I'll try to backlog and update the past 6 months in between posting what's current. Sound good? Because at the rate I'm going, I'll be behind all stinkin' YEAR.

So - Del just turned the big 4 0.

Morgan is now in control of this post, because my Mom forgot to sign off, lucky me! My Mom has been suffering from what I like to call, The Summer Stress Disorder or SSD. SSD causes extreme loss of patience and control in one's actions. She has been venting her SSD on the one's close enough to smack or ground ( almost always ground) I would like to inform all of you Bloggers that I will probably never be heard from again, and hopefully you're smart enough to know what happened ( I died of BOREDOM!). PS This is all just a joke from me to Mom. No hard feelings =)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kelsey & Kim come to visit!

Early November Kim and Kelsey came to Texas for a lovely visit. It was AWESOME - they came just in time to help me move all my furniture to get new carpet. I really didn't PLAN that, it was just a happy coincidence! LOVE you for helping me. :)

Kelsey is competitive. Whenever we get together, she wants to see if she can beat Kim at arm wrestling. Then when Kim squashes her like a little bug, she comes to ME to help boost her ego back up. See - I'm a giver. LOL.


We like the missionaries. I get to know them really well from cutting their hair, and they usually eat at our house once a week. I even get to know their families from sending them emails with videos and pictures.

They are AWESOME! We love how they bring the spirit into our home, teach us little lessons, and even do a service projects every once in awhile. In fact, they substituted for me last night on a Scout - Board of Review. They are great examples for my boys.

We love the missionaries. Here are just a few of our favorites...

Elder Hertig

Elders Hertig and Halversen watched the video on my blog of Eric, Jared, and all my kids having a scream contest. Hertig said he could out-scream Jared, so we let him give it a go.

Here's his attempt:

What do you think?? Jared, or Hertig?

Christmas Tree Setup

We like music. We like dancing. We like to MAKE kids dance. It's awesome. I learn some cool moves from my kids.

Back to December....

Del and I went to Disneyland for our Anniversary - sans children. Ruthy came to stay with the kiddos while we were gone. Thanks, Foof!

The first day it rained all day, but it was great, because there were no lines to ANYTHING.

The second day we went back the weather was gorgeous!

Cinderella's Castle

The Christmas decorations were AWESOME. So beautiful.

I talked Del into getting our faces painted. A HUGE Leap out of his comfort zone!

We went to the Cheesecake Factory that night for dinner with these still on our faces. It was AWESOME!

Halloween 2009!

Holy Moly - it's JUNE!!!

I cannot believe it's been 6 months since I last blogged. Let me just apologize to my family (siblings) for slacking, since they seem to be the most annoyed that I have not blogged. I'm sorry from the heart of my bottom. Please forgive me. :)

So - I'm going to be playing catch-up for a little while.

I skipped Halloween last year. I'm not sure what happened to October?!
We each carved our own pumpkins for FHE.

All the pumpkins sitting on the front porch.

Travis is some ghouly montster thing-a-ma-jig, Rylee is Hannah Montanna, and Syd is a candy corn witch.

Matt was a nun. He was so pretty! People at the ward party didn't recognize him. They kept asking who the new girl was.

Here are a bunch of pics from the ward party.

Ken as Nacho, Keri as Sister Encarnacion. Their orphans are MIA.

The Wizard of Oz Family: Leslie as Glinda, Brent as Elphaba (Wicked Witch of the West) and Ryan is the Tin Man

Kaitlyn is Dorothy

Kylie is the Cowardly Lion

McKeneley as the Scarecrow

Brynlie is the cutest little Munchkin

Elphaba and Nacho getting friendly.

Rushell as a Fairy

The Talbots

The Gilliams - Scooby, Shaggy (who is really bald), Daphne, and Wilma

Melanie - Jailbird

Hazel - as Super Girl

Betsy as (I think) The Greatest American Hero

Ethan as a cute little cow, and not sure what Bill is.

Laura as a sassy, sparkletastic elf.

Jeremy - self explanatory.

Lonya and Cayden

Mary and Lowell Dennis

The Elders and the Nun. Elder Halversen, Matt, and Elder Hertig

Bryce as Bozo

Sarah made a GREAT clown!

Rylee went as Miley Cyrus for the party. For the school Carnival, she was Hannah Montana. She said the wig was too itchy.

Bug wanted to wear a shirt that said, "I'm with Stupid."