Thursday, September 27, 2007

G is 9 Months

She's just too cute! At her 9 month appointment she weighed 16.6 lbs and she was 28 1/2" tall. She is tall for her age, she is in the 90%.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

S is playing the cello

In 6th grade they do a string orchestra to introduce the kids to it before Junior High. S has been telling us for years that she wants to play the flute but they don’t do that until the summer. So since she wanted to participate we told her she could if she played the cello because the school lets you borrow one and then we didn’t have to rent one. She doesn’t like to carry the big old thing on the bus coming home, so I give her a ride whenever I can.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Family History

I am doing it…. I can’t say those words without singing the primary song. Our stake theme this year is “Focus on Eternity”. They have been trying to get us to find some names that we can take to the temple on Nov. 1 for our stake temple day. We took the class during Sunday School and I got all excited about it. But like always, I start and get it all going and then I can’t find anything so I give up. At least this time I compiled lots of information and put into the computer. It’s hard to find anything from Guatemala when we don’t even have names to go from. We have 5 generations done. One of these days we will go to the Family History Center in SLC and maybe be able to research more, but it’s really time consuming and I don’t know where to begin. But I will do it one of these days.

On KC’s side of the family his mom has done lots of work and she sent us all of the info. Some of the stuff I had to input so that was helpful. She did give us some names that we can take to the temple and do the work so I’m glad for that.

Cat got me all excited about it when she was here and she had entered a lot of the information into PAF. So I was able to use all of that.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Nutcracker Props

We have done the Nutcracker now for 7 years. We have volunteered in the Props Committee and we really like that because we get to be backstage with the kids as they perform. Well this year they asked me if I wanted to be one of the Props Committee Chairs. It will take a little more preparation time but I think it will be fun. The kids think it’s great!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I guess I haven’t written for a while since I started working again. I quit my job when I had G. I was a little worried about our finances cause I had been working ever since we moved into the new house. I really liked my job but my precious G is so much more important!! So we had to do some adjusting in our budget. We have been fine but I decided that we needed some more money for extra things like Christmas or finishing our basement.

To make a long story short… I looked for a few days and then this office assistant job at a Day Care came up. I applied and I got it. I work M-F 6am to 9am. It’s perfect for now. Only a few hours in the morning and G can come with me. KC brings her to me at about 8am when he goes to work. So she gets to play for 1 hour. It’s nice because I still have the rest of my day to be MOM. Eventually I want to be able to do something from home but for now this is great!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Tag You are It

1. Who is your man? KC

2. How long have you been together? We have been married 17 1/2 years!!! Awesome

3. How long dated? We dated for about 5 months and we were engaged for 7 months.

4. How old is your man? 42 I think

5. What happened to Question #5?

6. Who said "I love you" first? I think he did.

7. Who is taller? KC

8. Who sings better? KC. I like to sing but I know I am not very good. KC tells me I am but he is just nice like that.

9. Who is smarter? What kind of question is that? But I think KC is.

10. Who's temper is worse? It used to always be me but that is changing a little

11. Who does the laundry? Me

12.Who takes out the garbage? I take it out of the garbage and he usually takes it out.

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Remember I don't know right from left!?

14. Who pays the bills? me

15. Who is better with the computer? him, for sure

16. Who mows the lawn? KC

17. Who cooks dinner? Usually I do, but he cooks breakfast mostly

18. Who drives when you are together? usually KC unless his back hurts

19. Who pays when you go out? the money comes from the same place so who cares

20. Who is most stubborn? I depends, but I give in a lot easier than he does. He has this need to always be right and he is most of the time.

21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? mostly him, although I am working on it.

22. Whose parents do you see the most? mine, but his parents come out to visit often

23. Who proposed? KC

24. Who is more sensitive? I am

25. Who has more friends? We have the same friends!

26. Who has more siblings? there are eight kids in his family, so that is double the amount in mine.

27. Who wears the pants in the family? We both do!

I tag whoever hasn't done it yet...

Friday, September 14, 2007


It's that time again!!! This is our 7th year doing the Nutcracker. WOW are we crazy or what? Saturday was audition day. This is such a stressful day because if someone doesn't make it... Well you know it's bad. Well we got lucky and they all made it. C even got a "Clara callback"! We were so excited! She set a goal for herself to get called back and she did!

Then we had to wait until Tuesday night to find out what parts we got... We always have to wait over the weekend. Well, C did not make Clara but she is an "Oriental Servant". (But getting a Clara callback is such a compliment as it is) K is a "Lady in Waiting". S got the awesome part of "party girl" and CR, who tried out because he is now 8, without any dance experience is a party boy. (They always need boys!)

So for the next few months Nutcracker practices is what we will be doing on Saturdays!

This is an old Nutcracker picture from 2005 just for fun.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

S Birthday

Happy Birthday! We always have birthdays on the busiest days of the year. Or maybe we are always busy?

S went to school and then she has ballet. Today we get to sign up for Nutcracker auditions again! Because we don't have enough craziness in our lives. CR is even trying out this year. They love boys to try out even if they don't dance. And then tonight is the back to school night at the Junior High.

So we will probably end up opening presents at 10:00pm and celebrating on the weekend. I think S will invite some friends over on Friday. She also wants to go out to eat with her family.

S is a wonderful daughter. She is kind of quiet when it comes to conversation but she loves to laugh. She will say random things that we are not expecting and then we all crack up. She loves her family and her blankie!!! I don't think necessarily in that order.

Labor Day

We went on our annual "camping trip". We have been doing it for 6 years now and we camp with 5 other families. We all have kids about the same ages and so it's a fun time to be together. There are only 2 families left in the Clearfield Ward, the rest of us have moved. We want to keep up the tradition though!! Our original reservation did not work out so we ended up camping at the Percival's. The adults were on beds in the house and the kids camped in the back yard. We left on Friday night. We had dinner and just caught up with everything that we all have been doing.

On Saturday we went to the Farmer's Market, the American West Heritage Center (it was the last day and it seemed like they were shutting down), and then to the Hyrum Dam. We had a canooe and a wave runner that we all had fun riding. The kids of course had a great time in the muddy water. At night it's tradition to go out for pizza so we went to Firehouse Pizza. We came home afterwards because Casey had church duties on Sunday.

We went back up on Sunday night, we had already eaten dinner but they had not so we ate a little again. We were camping so calories don't count!

Monday we got up really late (9:00am). We went to bed late so we were all really tired. We were supposed to meet Z and my parents but since we got up so late and still had to make breakfast and clean up, we told them to go ahead and go without us and we would meet them later. Well, they misunderstood what I said and they were waiting for us, while we took our sweet old time. Then Papi called and said that since it was so late, that we didn't need to come so we went to the park and rode the canooe a little longer. Sometimes we try to fit too much into one day and we love being with family but also we friends. We just kind of hung out at the park and talked. Sometimes it's nice to just relax. Then we drove home and made steak tacos (since we could not find a stand).

Pictures coming soon!