Monday, November 21, 2011



1.  I had no intention of going to the mid night showing.  It was pure peer pressure from one Tamra Lords.  The queen of Twilighters.  And all the shenanigans that follow.  
2.  I was being a brat cause I was not going with Candace.  WOMP.  So kill me.  
3.  As it turns out we were broke when the movie came out.  Go figure.  
4.  I go to buy a ticket with some spare change I scrounged together.  THEY ARE SOLD OUT.  Another go figure.  
5.  Text my friend Jared who is the manager of the Edward's in Nampa.  He hooked me up.  Saweet.  

So the night begins~

I had stake auxiliary training that night for YW's.  It was delightful.  But I begin to feel a scratch in my throat!  WOMP!  
I braved it anyway's and picked up my friend Julie, her daughter Maddie, another friend JaeCee and her cousin Nikki.  We ventured out to the theater.  

WHAT???  A line around the block????  Kill me.  :)  All was well.  Tamra was already there causing a ruckus, so we jumped in line with her!  It went really fast!  

We got in the theater and it was not even packed!  Saweet!  We chatted, laughed, checked out Pinterest, made fun of these 12-14 year old girls that were doing cheers on the floor.  All was good.  I was decked out in red, black and white!  And these killer earrings from my friend Cindy!!!  

This stunning picture I took and text to Cindy and Cherie at another theater.  I will be nice and not post the one they sent to me.  For it equals this one in beauty.....wink!!!  

Ok.  Here is the truth.  I have only read each Twilight book once.  Years ago at that.  So I knew the premise of Breaking Dawn, but had forgot a lot of the details.  I thought the honeymoon scene was done tastefully.  Although if I had a teenage daughter sitting by me, I would have rather died.  :)  

The most disturbing parts for me was when Bella became so ill with the baby.  I was totally NOT prepared for the graphic depiction of her.  I was so sad!  And kinda barfy!  Ugh!  

It was bad news when I woke up on Friday after 6 hours of sleep.  I was sicker than a dog!  TERRIBLE!  My sister Megan came and got my kids so I could nap.  I was down for the count till Sunday.  I was awake for 2 hours, slept for 2 hours.  I kept telling Jason I felt hollow.  Ugh.  Thankfully he was home and able to be Mr. Mom.  He did great!  

So this is the start of our Thanksgiving vacation!  
He is all business when we play.  Burke?  Not so much!  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Be.lov.ed (adj.)- Dearly loved. 

These are my beloved.  

Thanks to Julie Shepherd for our family pictures! 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

this and that

Once again we had a blast at mutual!  We did Zumba on the Wii!  It was super fun!  Then we made smoothies!  The girls danced their hearts out!!!  So did the leaders!!  WOOT WOOT!

Graden has been struggling on not wanting to go to school.  He bawls.  But he always has fun once he is there.  It's just the leaving the house part he hates.  I am worried about kindergarten.  Jason thinks he will go just fine with the girls.  I hope so.  This is a battle I do not want to go through everyday!!

Taylor had a speaking part at the Veteran's Day program.  She did a great job!  I am so blessed to be her mom!  She is a beautiful, wonderful little girl.  Love you bug!

Natalie had one too!  She nailed it! Good for you sis!!!!

Here is dweedle dumb.  jk!  He was holding and kissing these dollies so sweetly.  And for a brief moment I let myself think of what it would be like to have one more.  Then he chucked a doll across the room.  Dream squashed.  ;)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Burke is 2. Like it or not!

I pick not.  
But it's not up to me, so I have to suck it up.  :(

Burke was born on 11-06-09 at 11:06am.  
I knew I was having him the night before, but did not tell anyone.  My c-section was scheduled for the following Friday, but he was ready. 
So was I.

This is what two years will do...

We had a little Elmo party for him on Saturday night.  He helped Daddy spiff up the house that day!  What a great little dude!

Burke was blessed enough to have G'ma Blue here for his big day!  Poor G'pa had to stay home!  :(  My big kids all have a "movie" chair.  So Teri decided Burke needed one too!  She found this black one at Big Lot's!  Sweet!  And boy does he know that it is HIS!  ({insert high pitched scream of "mine" here!}

He is o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d. with motorcycles right now, so he got several of them in all sizes, shapes and colors.  He loves all of them!  

What?  A big one???  Sweet!!!! 

He liked blowing spitting out his candles this year!  Remember last year and the pushing the cake away debacle?  LOL! 

He's 2.
He's loud.
He's loved.
Nuff said....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All Hallows.....

We had another wonderful Halloween this year!  Also lucky enough to have Bailey with us to help with the carving on Sunday!  

A wonderful time was had by all!  My goal was to get the kids in bed by 8:30 and I did!  

{So I treated myself to a pedicure today!}


Music to my Soul~

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Graden's wrestling practice