Thursday, November 26, 2009
WoW! Is about all I can say. I took the girls to the concert last night and can honestly say I have never seen anything like it! The talent these people had were OUTRAGEOUS from the singing to the instruments. Aubree's eyes were glued to the stage while Addie fell asleep! How someone can sleep through laser lights, the stage on fire to electric guitars blaring is beyond me! She was awake for an amazing piano solo (I don't even know what to call it). After she was done, Addie turned to me and said "Holy cow mom! She was sooo good!"
It was a solid 2 1/2 hour show with a 20 minute grand finale. Hopefully I've started a tradition to go every year!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Since I've been blogging I don't send Christmas cards out anymore because, well lets face it, I hate buying stamps! So here's our family picture that I have no idea how it happened. I look way too giddy, mostly because out of the corner of my eye, I could see that Austin had finally started smiling!
Anyhoo. This year was pretty quiet. No big news, no major hospital trips, and we didn't go on any vacations! We've been in our house for 2 years now with no talk of a move which is a new record for us! 2 years is the longest we have lived anywhere!
DAVID: Is still working at American Express and is going on a business trip to New York City! It was a last minute trip so we didn't have time to save up for me to go ( I begged him to let me put it on a credit card but the dang accountant said NO!) He had season tickets again this year and even gave up the Airforce game so he could stay home and watch the kids while I went to New Moon (GASP!) (And for those of you who know David knows that that must have caused some contention around the house) He loves his calling at church teaching Elders Quorum and took a break this semester from school, but returns in January.
ME: (K so my pet peev in Christmas letters is when the person who is writing it puts their name there. We know its you! Its not a ghost writing it!) I got released from YW's after a year and I'm actually enjoying the break. I still watch Carson 4 days a week who is a cute little redheaded 2 year old. My biggest project this summer was the yard. I planted 6 trees and 40+ bushes (by myself! I want credit!) and 190 bulbs. Which of course led to my back killing me every morning (even now), but I am excited for Spring (mainly to see what I killed) I am now holding on to the final weeks of my 20's. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I never saw past 18 and thought the 2nd coming would've been here by now. Can I still shop at Forever 21 or do I need to start shopping at Coldwater Creek? Do I need to start buying anti-wrinkle cream? Last Spring my sister and I saw WICKED which was amazing! k-I'm boring, enough about me.
AUBREE: has been very busy this year. She just turned 9 and is definitely out of the Barbie and Disney Princess stage. She started her 3rd year of dance and finished her 2nd year of soccer. She's very excited to be starting basketball in a couple of weeks and enjoyed another year season going to the BYU games with her dad. Aubree is my little science nerd. She loves to know how things are made, loves bugs, and is finally enjoying reading. She's reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid and loves them! Aubree is my golden child (I know you're not supposed to have favorites, but when she cleans the whole house without you telling her to..COME ON!)
ADDISON: (giggle) what to say about my over-the-top drama queen girlie girl. She started Kindergarten this year and is doing very well. I'm excited to see how she does in school. She's funny how she reacts to boys her age. They will always say hi to her and she stomps off with a huge disgusting grimace on her face. Their are only a few boys that are allowed the pleasure of Addie saying "Hi" back to them. Addie started her 3rd year of dance and loves it. She is always showing me her dance moves in her 10th outfit of the day which is always a skirt with leggings. She went to her first Jazz game with her dad and came home thinking she was on top of the world.
AUSTIN: has come so far in just the last 6 months. He's in 2 preschools. One is the one where they have a speech therapist there to help him with his speech and the other is from a lady who does it out of her home (Who is AMAZING!) I just had Austin's parent teacher conference and they were thrilled with his accomplishments. Austin is obsessed with his ABC's, numbers, colors, and shapes. He loves to read books and point out everything that he knows. He loves doing flash cards and his homework. I asked him what he wanted for Christmas and he said "Flashcards!' He is also obsessed with Spiderman and wears his costume all day long! One time he tried to climb the wall and when he fell he looked back at us and asked "What happened?"
With that said, we hope everyone enjoys the rest of the year and keep in touch!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
A little eye candy for the mama's.
New Moon is my least favorite out of the series so to be honest, I didn't have high hopes, especially after seeing it was getting 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.
I was pleasantly surprised. The special effects were a lot better, obviously given the bigger budget.
Here's just a few of my main thoughts;
*Jake was HOT
*In some of the scenes Bella looked like she had something coming out of her nose
*Edward was way hot in the parking lot scene in the very beginning
*Edward should never take his shirt off
*Sometimes I think Jake cares more for Bella than Edward
*The guys who played the wolves were scrawny
*Kristen Stewart was finally good at the acting thing since she had to be depressed most of the time
*Didn't like the soundtrack as much as twilight
*They did a pretty good job at keeping to the book (of course I probably wouldn't know since New Moon was the only book I didn't read twice
*What was up with the moaning in one of the kissing scenes!!
*Bella's nightmares were way overdone
*Finally the meadow scene I had pictured in my head the first time I read Twilight!
*I cannot wait until Eclipse
Monday, November 9, 2009
Finally Aubree's 2 days birthday extravaganza is over!! Last night was the family party with Dave's family and my sister and her kids. Aubree had to wait all day to open her presents which was driving her crazy (and me cuz I got to hear it all day!) I overheard her tell Addie: I can't wait to see what mom gave me cuz mom's give the best presents!
She got new scriptures (yes I know, this is more of a baptism present but they're so freak'in expensive that I've been trying to put that one off as much as I could!), a cute scripture case and scripture stickers. She got the first book of the Wimpy Kid Series (which I highly recommend. She hasn't been able to put the book down and she hates to read.) and a book kit to make her own book. And a cute sweater and necklace from GJensen's.
JUST A LITTLE ABOUT AUBREE:
Aubree is my golden child. I think their is one in every family and Aubree is mine. Sometimes when we come home from church I will go change out of my clothes and come back out to make dinner and during this time Aubree has cleaned the house! Cleaned her room, bathroom, and kitchen! Dave and I like to sleep in on Saturdays so Aubree plays mom for the morning making sure everyone is fed and Austin's diaper is changed into underwear. We never fight (I didn't think that was a big deal until I was talking to a friend of mine that has a 9 year old and they fight all the time!) Aubree is very respectful and I hardly have to discipline her. She is always trying to make me happy and is always asking me "Was I good today?"
Thank-you Aubree! What would we do without you!!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Aubree has never had a birthday party and after her best friend had a surprise party she has been BEGGING me for one! All this week she was begging me to throw her a party and I kept on saying no, even though I have had this planned for weeks!! David took Aubree and Addie to see The Christmas Carol and then took them shopping. So when she came back their were 8 giggly girls waiting downstairs! We made a music video and then watched it, painted faces, did nails, and played games. For the party favor I had Modena make Hanna Montana pillow cases for everyone so A HUGE THANK YOU!!!!!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I love Halloween, but I am soooo glad its over! The kids had a really fun night trick or treating with the neighbors. At first Austin REFUSED to put on his costume and started falling asleep when it was time to go trick or treating, but when he saw what was going on he wanted to go. He was so tired and cranky and was curious to see how he would be when he got home. He came home all smiles! Uncle Shane and Aunt Rahndi came over and Rahndi was able to get his costume on and he hasn't taken it off since!
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