Tuesday, January 27, 2009


This past weekend we just had to get out of the house and go some place that we could pretend that we were actually some place nice and warm for our own sanity. We packed everyone up and drove to town with the winds whipping the temp was down to -35. We went to the mall and took the kids to the indoor warm water park. They had such a great time. It was nice to watch them splashing and playing. I stayed out with Xander partially because I had a blonde moment and left half of my swim suit in California. And besides that I do not need to be in a swim suit in public. I should be using the Wii fit everyday..

It was so nice and steamy in there, my camera started to fog up! Matt loved the froggie slide..

Xander Boo waiting so patiently to get out of that stroller!
A few days ago Xander was playing in my pots and pans. I stepped out of the kitchen for a moment and suddenly he was screaming. I thought for sure that he had caught his little fingers in the cabinet door. As I raced into the kitchen I found him stuck inside of a pot! I nearly fell over laughing. I quickly grabbed the camera.
I love his little expression. UGH Mom are you going to get me out of here or just keep snapping away and laughing! The kids came running in and thought it was hysterical too!

Okay I am off to bed. Hope all is well on your end!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

No More Snow PLEASE!

We have been getting lots of calls from family the past few days asking about the cold and snow. I can tell you it is FREEZING! I took the kids to school today at negative 28 with a wind chill of negative 50! The snow has ceased for today. Ben and I watch our grill in the back yard to tell us how much snow we have gotten. Here are a few pictures. I took one after 1 hour of snow and took one the next morning.

The snow on the patio is at least waist deep. I am done with snow! The weather report is calling for no more snow this week. Oh how I hope. But somehow I think they are lying. LOL

Here are a few pictures that I have snapped of the kids this week. Xander is now pulling himself up to everything. He will be 9 months on the 18th.

My baby is getting so big!

Bushia and Papa sent this to Scottie for Christmas, We stayed up till 1am to finish this

I see a lot of myself as a young girl in Sydney in this picture.

And last but certainly not least my Mattie. So full of life!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

10 years ago today

10 years ago today I married my best friend. Happy Anniversary Ben! We have had our ups and downs, but always seem to pull through stronger then we were before. I can honestly say that I do not know where or what I would be if I hadn't found Ben. He is a wonderful husband and terrific father. I thank god everyday for him! He is determined to suceed and has created a wonderful life for our family. Thank you Ben!

The forecast is calling for 5 -10 more inches of snow today. Ben went out today. If we get that much snow I am certain that he will not be home tomorrow. The snow is getting to us all! The other night Sydney and I were watching T.V and we saw a pool in the yard. She said kinda angrily MOM why can't we live some place without snow and lots of sun so we can have a pool too. I told her that if she wanted a pool we had to go back to California. He response Well then what in the heck are we doing here? Good question Sydney. I really do like the area and people, but winter here SUCKS! I am very much waiting for Spring to get here. I have heard that the summers here are awesome. Highs in the 80's. I want to be able to walk to the mail box at the curb without taking 5 minutes to bundle up first!! Lets hope that they are wrong and we get minimal snow today.

Have a great day!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to Normal

So today everyone went back to school and Ben went back to work today. I really enjoyed this break with the kids and Ben. I truly dreaded today. We had so much fun together. I loved every minute of it! So how long until Easter break?
But as everyone is getting back to their normal so are my kids. Scottie woke this morning and pulled a booklet from his back pack and said "Oh Mom I forgot this had to be done over break" Yeah good timing Scott. I sware sometimes I think he would forget his head someplace if it wasn't connected! BUT He would never ever forget where is video games are.LOL So we rushed and got a few pages done, then I figured he messed up he needs to face Mrs Johnson today and take some responsibility for his forgetfulness. Sydney was back to screaming because some article of clothing wasn't on just right. Oh and because I haven't folded the whites just yet and the world is coming to an end if he has only 2 pairs of socks in her drawer. (I guess she realized that I went through it and trashed all the ones that she refuses to wear for some reason or another!) Matt Matt was Matt this morning. He wakes up every morning with his eyes barely cracked looking for hugs and kisses. He was very excited to get to school today to see Smokey the bunny. Xander and I went off to town to go to the DMV. It was -20 I really did not want to go, but up here they will not send your new plates to you. So we drove down, were in the DMV for less then 2 minutes and drove back home. Usually I would make it a shopping day, but it was just way to cold.

I have been bugging Ben for weeks now, Actually since we first moved here to go out and get a snow blower. He always refused. A few days ago he was out there in -37 shoveling and got only half the driveway done in 45 minutes. He quickly ran back in and said YOU WIN! So here are some pictures of Ben and his new toy. That thing hauls! I tried it out and I thought it was going to take off without me! Now we are just trying to figure out the setting so the snow doesn't blow back in your face. Ben was able to do our drive and 2 neighbors in 30 minutes! Good investment I say.

Hope you all have a wonder day!