Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Okay, Tanya this is for you! I guess better late then never. I have been tagged and I wasn't quite sure what that meant. Anyways, I think I pass it on. So Kelly, Jamie, Melisa, Both Hillary's, & Collett you're it!

What is in my purse? (This will be a boring one, for those of you that know me I am not a big purse person.

1. My lovely black wallet. (No cash as always & it has been known to be lost a time or two)
2. My check book.
3. A check written to me from the PTA.
4. An old grocery list.
5. Lots of old recipts. (not that I am keeping them for any reason, just garbage)
6. A blank video for my home video recorder. (It's been there since my girls last dance recital)
7. Sucker wrapper.

Thats it... nothing too exciting. I'm just happy that there is not a diaper or wipes in it for once!!

My Hubby
1. What is his name? Jason
2. How long have you been married? 11+ years
3. How long did you date? 2 1/2 years before his mission, and then we were married two months after he got home.
4. Who eats more sweets? ME! Jason perfers food to any treat. He would rather have meat and potatoes over chocolate cake. Isn't he crazy? I prefer to eat an entire cake!
5. Who said I love you first? He did.
6. Who is taller? Jason by about 7 inches.
7. Who can sing better? Neither of us have been blessed musically. But Jason sings a great National Anthem in the tub when he doesn't know anybody is listening!
8. Who is smarter? I'd have to say Jason has surpassed me in the smarts lately. I don't know what happens when you become a mom. But back in my day I'd have to admit I could whip his butt in any subject or on any test!
9. Who does the laundry? Of course me. Jason has never been that good at helping with the laundry. But he is great on the dishes.
10. Who pays the bills? Jason, thank heavens!
11. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Laying down, I sleep on the left. But last night Jason had us sleeping sideways to see if it was more comfortable (and it wasn't!) We hate our matress and we are willing to try anything to get a better nights sleep. I guess the answer is to cough up the money and buy a new one. (The one we have is only 2 years old.)
12. Who cooks dinner? Me!
13. Who drives? Always Jason.
14. Who is more stubborn? Definitely me!
15. Who kissed who first? He did and had to for the next 200 kisses.
16. Who asked who out first? Jason asked me to the Junior Prom for our first date.
17. Who proposed? He did.
18. Who wears the pants? I guess it depends on who you ask. I'd say him, he'd probablly try to tell you me, and Abbie says I am the boss, because I am the oldest. But we'd all agree that Lucy is the boss of our entire household.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Valentines Dinner at Walsberg

Thanks Mom & Dad for the fun Valentine Dinner! It was so good to be together and the food was DELICIOUS! (yummy clam chowder, gourmet salad, filet & king crab legs, asparagus, potatoes, and squash, and then creme brule and strawberries to finish it off. oh, and I can't forget the homemade chocolates that I have been dreaming about ever since. We love our pictures and candle that you made us. You always know how to make everything so special and fun. We love you!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines!

So Much To Love!

Abbie I love your contagious smile and the way your eyes light up. I loved coming to your class party today. You are the cutest kindergartener I've ever seen!

Lucy, I love your spunk and your sweet little voice. You keep our house hopping!

Toad, I love the way you get excited about each new day. I love your good heart and your happy laugh.

Em, I love being able to talk to you about everything. You are a good friend and so dependable. You make our family happy with your sence of humor and constant goofing around!

Jay, I love your love for life. You love doing anything and everything! I love your great integrity and the incredible dad you are. I love the way you take care of our family! You make our life soo good!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Jason decided to take the kids snowboarding on Saturday. They got all ready, loaded up and headed up to Sundance. When they got there they were told that it was too full and they had to turn back around and head home. The kids were disappointed. Jason made the best of the situation and spent the day helping the kids build a snow cave in the yard for them to play in.

Abbie & Mariah

Max & Jordan

Max has something with shovels. While Jason was digging out the inside of the cave, Max got behind him and took the handle of the shovel right to the mouth. He covered his mouth for the next few hours because he didn't want anyone to see his fat lip. (This isn't the first time Max has been hit with a shovel by his dad. Last time he ended up at the instacare with stitches above his eye. We will have to keep Max far away next time Jason gets out the shovel.)

It seemed a lot bigger until two big bodies tried to fit in it together.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Island Park

We finally had a much needed getaway. But this one wasn't to some place warm. We headed to Island Park Idaho for snow, snow, and more snow. The McSpadden's arranged such a fun weekend for us to go snowmobiling. (Darin's second love)

We left Thursday and drove in a storm all the way there. After 10 hours of slick & scary roads we arrived safely at the cabin. My arms were sore from holding on to the door handle so tight. I was a little nervous to say the least and had to close my eyes several times. When we arrived I was amazed at the amount of snow there. I had never seen so much snow in my life!! It was so beautiful! We got the huge trailer stuck in the snow for a little bit when we first arrived. (It was about midnight.) But we weren't worried, we had Chris, and his truck pulled us out with no problem.

Staying warm was our biggest priority. Looking good went out the window.
Thank you Darin and Heather for planning such a fun weekend! Darin spent a lot of time rounding up enough sleds for all of us to use. And he spent a lot of time digging us out everytime we got stuck. He was a great navigator and was patient with all of us. Heather also took care of us all, making sure we were all warm and happy. She was the first one up every morning cooking and cleaning and the last one to bed each night. No wonder her house looks the way it does.
We were grateful to have Chris there with his all of his gadgets. Anything we needed Chris had on hand. He barbequed us the yummiest shiskabobs and gave us helpful nutrition tips. Lisa endured some frost bitten fingers without complaining and made us hot cookies each night.
Hillary and Lance always bring the party. Lance was at his best with his humor and kept us all laughing. He was the Atkins King on this trip and even packed a whole block of cheese to naw on for his lunch at Mesa Falls. He put down 2 -12 packs of drinks a day. I think he lives on Rock Stars and beef jerky. Hillary headed up the games at night and kept the conversation going though the wee hours of the morning.
It was so nice to get a little breather from work and all of our responsibilities at home for a little bit.
There was so much snow that we all had our turn at getting stuck. Luckily we had 4 strong guys to come to our rescue.
Lisa giving thumbs up. We tried our best to keep up with the boys. I'm sure we slowed them down quite a bit but they put up with us. We were happy to pull over and let them play.
As you can see Jason had the time of his life. He wanted to be up at the crack of dawn snowmobiling all day long.
Saturday we rode into Mesa Falls. It was so beautiful!

The Girls getting ready to head out.

The Boys

It wasn't easy to get them to stop for a second to snap a picture.

We ate very well and had a lot of fun playing games and talking.
I got through the cold weather each day by dreaming of the hot tub back at the cabin.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

First Time Snowboarding

Emilee and Max got snowboards for Christmas. This is their first Snowboarding experience up at Sundance.
Of Course - They Loved It!!!
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