Thursday, July 31, 2008

Which Princess are YOU?


You Are Cinderella!
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Dignified and hard working. With a gentle and soft-spoken manner you have something many people don't. Patience. Even through the moments of heartbreak you're still able to hold onto all of your hopes and dreams. Bide your time; your dream will come true.


Which Disney Princess Are You?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"Bematoes"


This sweet girl of mine loves her "bematoes"! She downs them! At walmart she asks for them as a treat! WIERD! She is the only one in this household who even eats them! So when our nice neighbor (i am sure they are all nice, we only know these guys though) Lynda brings over delicious home grown veggies, Nattie is sooooo excited for the maters'! Her favorite are the "popper" bematoes! You know... the little cherry/grape tomatoes that pop in her mouth! She evens asks for Lynda's tomatoes in the winter. The garden thing is a little hard for a 4 year old!

Monday, July 28, 2008

WARNING

Ok, I work about 8-9 hours a day. I come home and fix dinner, pick up around the house and get the peeps ready for bed. Excluding tuesdays, when I have mutual. Then we hit McDonalds for half priced happy meals and then go to mutual, come home, clean up, and put the kids down.(not to mention my washing machine is broken and I cannot do laundry!) Blogging is my GUILTY pleasure! I can be creative without having to get my scrap booking junk out. There is ZERO clean up, and I feel like I know my friends and family better! That is why I change my layout so often! I am always thinking of what is coming up. My anniversary, back to school, holidays! I will never feel guilty for not getting a Christmas card out again! I will blog it! So, before you post a little comment about the fact that I changed my blog again, I will warn you..... I'm GONNA change it again! And again, and again, and maybe twice in one day, I don't know! And I hope you know that I am only teasing!



Happy Blogging, Alli :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

You know you're a...


..."blogaholic" when you know your child is in a bathroom drawer and you are too busy surfing your friends blogs to realize the they are eating YOUR TOOTHBRUSH! I deserve it! Sorry Bubba! Momma does love you! And your minty fresh chompers!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Graden loves the hose! What a GREAT helper!


Splish splash! Graden loves a bath! And the hose! I washed the van last night and Jason helped him with the hose. He thought he was the bomb digity with it!

Future Car Washer? Whatever pays the bills!

Soaked head to toe!

My little puddle boy!

We took the youth in our ward to the Twin Falls open house. It was soooooo amazing. I hope they realize what a wonderful blessing it is to be able to see the inside of a temple before it is dedicated. The theme of the temple is the Syringa flower.(Idaho state flower) They are everywhere. Printed in the carpet, in the crown molding, in the crystal like windows. So pretty.

We had such a good time! They sister missionaries that were there looked so sweet. We heard from Elder Nielson that since the open house there have been 152 non-members that have requested the missionaries to come to their homes. Two stated that they wanted to join the church and one has already taken the discussions and will be baptised be fore the dedication. WOW!







After the wonderful fireside with Elder Brent Nielson, we headed to the falls for lunch. They are breath taking! I love Idaho. They places we are able to see with a short drive, who could resist? These are some snaps I took while enjoying the view. The shadow is me, waving!

Friday, July 18, 2008

"If you're chill, your horse will be chill. If you're wacked, your horse will be wacked!"




I LOVE MY BED AND AM SOOO GLAD TO BE HOME!

Girls Camp 2008!






Favorite camp moments.....


* Horseback riding! (Annie was mine!)
* Getting nailed in the face with marshmallows by the BISHOP!
* Washing my feet in freezing cold creek water! (hold the parasites please)
* Trying to sing in a round! (ear plugs anyone?)
* Splattering my husbands wrestling sweatshirt with bacon grease! (Sorry Jab:))!
* Making Tiffany laugh! (Rana and Diley!)(inside joke, sorry!)
* Seeing my BEAUTIFUL children in one piece when I got home!
* Watching the Bishop and the Young Womens President act like Gangstas!

BOOT CAMP!






Best parts of camp:

1. The beautiful Sawtooth mountains!
2. DUTCH OVEN COOKING!
3. Camp fires.
4. Bonding with females!
5. Marshmallow guns!
6. Testimony meeting/ devotionals!


Worst part of camp:

1. OUT HOUSE!
2. Dirty toes.
3. Picking up the marshmallows!
4. Skeeters... Errrrr!
5. Skeeter repellent in your mouth!
6. Breaking down camp!

I SURVIVED BOOT CAMP!






I have a dozen or so mosquito bites, a sun burned nose, dirt in who knows how many places, an aching back, doo-rag hair, and a wicked case of home sickness....... BUT I SURVIVED BOOT CAMP!
When I say BOOT CAMP, (BUILDING OUR OWN TESTIMONY) I mean girls camp!
I had such a blast! Between the girls and the leaders, we had a wonderful time! There is no doubt in my mind that testimonies were strengthened and that a good time was had by all!
I was the camp paparazzi and took about 300 pictures! I will spare you all the daily log, and only post some of them!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

"More, Please?"

My little dude Graden is getting pretty darn good at asking for MORE! The best part is that he say's Please too! I shuffled the pics around a bit but the one where he is tapping his finger tips together is "more" in sign language. Then the one where he is rubbing his chest is "please". It's my favorite thing other than growling that he does right now! It's funny cause he has big ol' sausage fingers and fat mitts, but he so daintily asks for more! We all laugh when he does it!
The other pics are from this weekend!
I love the ones of the little "tree huggers"! The girls kept stripping the leaves off this beautiful maple tree out in our common area. After they started hanging on the branches I tried telling them that the tree was a living thing! That it had feelings and they were hurting it. They looked at me funny and then Nattie just went up and hugged it like she had really hurt it's feelings. The second picture of Taylor is a little more staged, hence the drama, but still just as cute! I guess we get to our kids one little precept at a time!
We are gearing up for next week! I'm sure Jason is excited for the wrestling camp. We really enjoy being Centennial Patriots! You would not believe all the MAROON AND SILVER we have in our wardrobe. I get sick of wrestling during the season, Jason is gone a lot, we are on the go, some late nights, but it's amazing how you miss it when it's not around! (kinda like being pregnant:)
Anyways, if you are reading this post you know I changed my layout ONCE AGAIN! I'm sick. At least they are free! That way I don't feel nearly as guilty!
Hey, lot's of love, Alli







Sprinkler + Trampoline!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

i took this video on the 4th of july. nat figured out she could do the poppers in her fingers! wait til you see her face after she does two at once!

video

Gettin' the hang of it...

Well, it's amazing what can happen when you jump into something head first! Like me and blogging! I am usually in bed shortly after I put the kids to bed, but now I am up checking on my blogging friends! I even have 2 of my 3 older sisters blogging! It's like wildfire! (nudge nudge Julie!)
We are all doing well! Gearing up for Girls Camp! I am the 1st counselor in our wards YW. It has been the MOST fun ever! I have never enjoyed my calling or the gospel as much as I have in the past few months! It will be crazy. Jason also has a wrestling camp that same week. Our kids will be bounced around friends and family that week! Keep them in your prayers next week! And me too! I have not been camping in forever!
My hopes are that you are all doing well! Stay in touch! Love ya!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

1st Watermelon

Music to my Soul~


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Graden's wrestling practice