Thursday, September 22, 2011

New running buddy

Since I am not officially training for anything I decided to start taking my dog Belle on my morning runs.  First of all, she is crazy; second of all, she is hyper; third of all, she is frickin strong; and fourth of all, SHE.IS.HYPER.  It was a challenge the first half of the run-she kept zig zagging in front of me and the other ladies which about caused some of us to face plant.  That would not be good.  By the end of the run she pretty much stayed by me, but I think it was because she was too tired to exert any more energy.

When we finished, I put her in her dog run, fed her, and went inside to get ready.  A little while later I opened our back door (which is usually greeted by a hyper dog) to check on Belle-she was out, probably snoring even!  Some time later after that I checked on her-this time she looked at me, but still would not get up.  Poor pup-she's out of shape!  By the afternoon she was up and at 'em and ready to play.  I don't know why it struck me so funny, but it did.  Maybe it was because I have never seen her so CALM.  I took her out again this morning, but this time she recovered much faster.  Oh that funny dog. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Look what I found..

I used to frequently say that Diva is the reason why I am going gray; however, recently Z-man has begun to rival her in a pretty big way.  Don't worry-Diva is still WAY WAY WAY ahead of him...

Yesterday while entertaining a few friends, I walked downstairs and found this
Yup, he is STARK NAKED and watching PBS cartoons.  There is actually a much better photo, but I felt that would be too invasive (I promise it is funny and all important parts are appropriately covered.)  Let me just describe to you how he was sitting.  He has his legs crossed at the ankles with his his right arm in between hanging out around the knee; the remote is sitting next to him and there is a small pebble sitting next to the remote.  I must point out how responsible this 2 year old is-he disposed of his diaper by throwing it away in the bathroom garbage-so thoughtful of him!  I love this kid!  Let's just say we all had a good laugh, and so did Z-man.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Nap time

Now that my little munchkin can escape from his crib, his nap times have been a bit sporadic.  HOWEVER, today I just gave him his blanket and he played on the floor of his room.  I shut the door and came back about 10 minutes later and this is what I found....

Yes, he is sleeping just inside of his closet.  He even slept for over 2 hours.  NICE!  Maybe this will be a new routine for him.  I certainly wouldn't mind-I am not ready for him to give up his naps.  Look how cute he is~

Friday, September 9, 2011

Follow up to Busted

Last night, Z-man climbed out of his crib and went and slept on the couch.  We have no idea what time this was at, but when Trevor went into the kitchen this morning the little man walked in from the living room and said good morning to him.  Holy Cow!  Seriously, we are in trouble.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Look what Z-man discovered how to do....

I am not ready to put him in a big boy bed.  He's my baby and he needs to stay a baby.  However, as soon as he landed on the ground, those tears dried right up and he got a HUGE smile.  Lil' punk.

1st day

My kids are getting so big~

4th grade

1st grade

Last year of preschool

Oh goodness-three kids in school and one at home.  Whatever shall I do with my time????

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

True Story

Last Sunday I took the kids down South to my  nephew's baptism and his brother's baby blessing.  As I was backing out of the driveway I was prompted to say a little prayer before we started our journey.  I asked Sporty to say a prayer, and, of course, he asked that we be safe as we drove.  Five minutes later I pulled up to a red light.  The light turned green and I proceeded forward-I had my eye on a car ahead of me that was about to turn right into my line of traffic (he would have ran a red light) when all of a sudden I braked hard and out of nowhere, another car came speeding from my left through the red light and right in front of me.  I just sat there stunned.  Had I moved forward anymore I would have been t-boned by this car.  Coincidence?   I think not.  Prayers are answered-sometimes not how we would want them and sometimes they are answered before we realized it (why did I brake hard?  After all, I hadn't seen the car coming from my left-never even glanced that way).  Prayers are answered and for that I am grateful.  Our Father in Heaven truly watches out for us and guides us and I am grateful for that.  Most of all, I am grateful that I followed that small prompting to say a prayer before we left.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Summer has gone---not officially

Labor Day-the so-called "last" day of summer.  We enjoyed it.  We took the kids and met up with my family and my brother's in-laws at a reservoir for some boating and wave runnin'.  Unfortunately, I did not bring my camera, so no awesome pictures of me in a swim suit (darn!).  It was a nice day to call it "a day" for the rest of the year.  Until next time, my swimmin' buddies, until next time.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bear Lake Part Deux (that's French)

ALAS!  Here is the post we have all been waiting for...I know you check to see if I have updated yet...and I have.  Bear Lake is quite the hot spot for my family.  We ended up having a family reunion for my mom's side of the family up there and it was Fan-freakin-tastic.   Although, I am suggesting that, instead of calling it a reunion, we call it a sister get-together.  You see, all the sisters were there and their families (at least the ones that could make it) but the brothers were a no show.  ACTUALLY, one brother did make the 2+hour drive down only to turn around and go home.  Supposedly something came up...The truth is, we missed having them there.  They probably don't know how much they were missed, but they were missed.  We are a lot of fun to be around, so they missed out on us.

Enough with the sob story so here were go:  WARNING PICTURE OVERLOAD
Yup, that's me skiing.

This little guy was all tuckered out by 10am!

3 Stooges, er, sisters.  Sandi, Mary, and Margee.

Aw!  Newlyweds!

Aunt Mary and Uncle Sam


Why is everyone covering their noses?

Is he the cutest?!?

Marty and his wife, Megan.

I know that was a TON of pictures to endure, but can you tell that we had a blast?  We did!