Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Well, the house is still a mess. The decorations are still up. But technically that is ok cause it's not New Years yet and the kids are still home. I can only use that excuse for 6 more days then I will have to come up with a different reason why I'm not getting my chores done.
Though, today I had Garrett cleaning the bathrooms and the girlies helped out by loading the dishwasher and even wiping down the counters and sweeping the floor. (Riggles will only occasionally do the counter and he NEVER sweeps the floor.)
I'm looking forward to the next couple of days. Riggles is on his days off and the kids and I are a lot more entertained when he is home. A lot less productive...but entertained.
So Christmas status : Everyone happy and grateful with what they received for Christmas.
Riggles got his Ipod Touch, Garrett a whole years worth of Wizards 101. (ok that is for me too). Sam has her kids Laptop and some Webkinz and Quinna has whole city of FurReal Frenzies. (Frenzies are the cooler and cuter version of Zhu Zhu pets FYI) Ben got a BBall hoop and a Pillow pet and an awesome toy pistol equipped with realistic sound. Though it doesn't stop him from making his own sound effects. I got a pressure cooker. YAY! So I will be getting my butt in gear and cleaning up my storage space so I can prepare a place for all the stuff I will be canning to be prepared. I didn't get a camera. So no pics to post. But I have claimed to purchase a new one and a new cat if we get some tax return money.
So there is another bit up tids. Or Tidbits...Whichever you want to call what I just rambled on about.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Have you ever wanted your floor so clean that you could eat off of it. Well, right now at my house you can do just that included with a wonderful Bath and Body smell to it. Want to know how it happened? Well, obviously I didn't clean it. That would mean being productive. If you want this awesome floor job just do the following:

#1 - After feeding your kids apples, tell them to wash the sticky off there hands.

#2 - After the snack send them to brush their teeth and head to bed.

#3 - Leave your toddler unattended downstairs while you tuck in the older kids.

#4 - Come downstairs to a slippery, yet extremely clean kitchen floor!

(YIKES!! as I'm typing this the little dude just cruised in here with a stinking cutting knife. YIKES!)

Want to mix up the same old boring Christmas tree this year? Oh heck ya you do. After decorating as you normally would, Just leave your hub home alone with the toddler for a couple hours and you will come home to a tree with ornaments on the top half only. And the ornaments that were on the bottom half are all lined up nicely on the mantel accessorizing the Nativity. Minus a few broken ones...but luckily they are not the ones with sentimental value...right?!?

All right, enough funny stuff....time to vent.

Why is that 22 month olds have to get into everything they are NOT suppose to? There is nothing that I haven't tried to keep him away from the knives, soap, laptop, top of tables, markers, xbox, desktop, tree, and toilet. Ok the toilet and the soap can easily be hidden by shutting the door. But the stuff that is out and always out...he doesn't get 'NO' or 'PLEASE STOP' or 'GET OFF THE TABLE'! Changing his scenery or distracting him with something else keeps him away for a quick pee break...but if its longer than a 20 sec pee...He is at it all again. I love NAP TIME. not mine...HIS.
Dang Turkey that he is .....I am sooo grateful for him. He is probably the cutest and funniest kid we've had. (They all get there turns) I knew I was suppose to have him from the time that the one just older than him was born. It just took some extra time for the Hub to finally agree that I was right with needing a 4th child.
I look at this precious kid and I see Heavenly Fathers love for me. (Well, when I'm looking at Ben playing nice ;P) I know of Gods miracles. I know that Gods plan for us includes eternal families. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have. For the testimony I have that Jesus is His Son. And He was sent to us so we could follow him back to our Heavenly Father. Oh how I hope my children can know this amazing truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Time for an Update

So it's time. This disgrace has gone on long enough. Time to hand the kids a DS. Fill up the milk cup. Turn on the T.V.'s to something they like. Time to log onto Pandora Radio. Blast the Speakers. And time to log on to blogger and give ya'll out there an update. You want to hear my excuses for not updating sooner? Okay. Here they are:
NO CAMERA. My second camera went to crap. Blogging is kinda boring without pics. I try to take pics with my phone but that is a pain to get the tiny memory card out and put it into it's carrier then put it into my drive carrier thingy. Anyways that s the first excuse. NO CAMERA.
I'M BUSY. Ok maybe not as busy as you would think with the way I'm spending time doing a whole lotta nothing. But when you make a list of all the things that need to be done and cleaned and changed and driven to. You would think that I'M BUSY.
I'M LAZY. There it is. The truth comes out. I'm one lazy Biotch! I have a too many other games to play right now. Laundry is still piling up on the couch. (Though my dishes have been staying done pretty well.) And I just don't want to sit and type about my cute little family that I love so much. I am enjoying running away from them in my magical, mythical worlds of games, books, and wild daydreams.

But here is a bit of stuff:
Samantha turned 7! She has grown so fast. Her two front teeth are finally coming in which she is quite excited about. She requested a piano cake for her B-day. And she got the makeup and purse and pillowpet she wanted. Thanks to those that helped with that.

Samantha also took part in the Gig Harbor Music Olympics. This is a Saturday event where the kids wait in long lines to go to different rooms of skills they have been learning. In the morning events there were Novice, Primary A and B and Elementary A and B levels of students. Samantha was Novice since she has only been in lessons since September. The rooms were things like Performance, Rhythm, Scales, Arpeggios, Sight Reading, Speedy Notes and the Snack room. I am not quite sure how many students were in the Novice group. But I know there had to be at least 25. Samantha tied for 2nd place out of that lot. I'm so super proud of her. She was WAY WAY excited too. HERE is a link to a couple more cute pics.

Aquinna is so Weird. Can you guess what she is eating here?

Its a RAW potato. She started with the skin and worked all the way around it. She loved it. Weirdo!

And Ben E is addicted to the Nintendo DS. I know. I know. I'm a great mom. Getting my kid hooked to this crap at such an early age. Oh well. At least we will have something in common.

As for Garrett. Well, the only recent picture of him is when we were all sitting at the table and he was really tired. You can tell he is tired when his eyes get all cross eyed and you can't tell if he is looking at you or trying to relay a message to the aliens with the whites of his eyes. Ok it might not be that bad. But it is still something else we can make fun of him for later. :)

There is the update. Things are going good as you can see. Just enjoying life and and each other.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

Halloween lasted all weekend here as I'm sure it did at a lot of other houses. Thursday was the day for the Kindergartners to wear their costumes to school and have their Halloween parties. (No Kindergarten on Fridays.) Then Friday the other two kiddos got to celebrate in their school classes. Saturday we went to our wards Halloween Carnival/Chili Feed. I actually enjoyed myself. It was nice to be able to send the younger kids off with Garrett and have him escort them around while I sat and talked. Yea for older children getting older!!

Sunday of course was the official Halloween Trick or Treating Event. (In my best hick voice) "Back where I come from" they don't trick or treat on Sunday if it lands on one. It was widely known just to go out on the Saturday before. (ok, I'm not talking like a hick anymore...you can stop visualizing me with buck teeth and pig tails in my best patched coveralls.) But seeing that didn't happen up here we went out with some good friends and their awesome kids. It was our first time Trick or Treating with another family. We weren't bored as parents and we weren't nagging at our kids to hurry up and go to the next house so we can get home. And it went so well we are all ready planning for next year :) Our friends have 5 kids. And we have the 4. So when we get together the on looker would think it was a day care field trip or something. But, it doesn't seem like too much to us. It is really easy to get along with them because they do have that many and they just 'get it'. There is no apologizing when messes are made or when it gets super loud and rough because its just a part of having a big family. Next year we are planning our kids costumes together. They are all going to be soldiers or a SWAT team or something like that. They will be storming the neighborhood with a battle plan!

It started with me when I was a young chick. My mom put me in the costume (which i believe she made) and I went around clucking like a chicken. "A Groovy Chicken" I know. I know...I'm adorable. Then I ended up having to put each of my kids in the same costume. I am so glad it has lasted all these years. Ok...so maybe I didn't ever put Samantha in it. I can't seem to find a pic of her with it so I'm assuming I skipped her for some reason. Maybe I didn't have the costume in my possession. Sorry Sam....you got screwed again! :( We will see if it fits your eight year old body next year...mmmkay?!?



Ben E

Monday, October 25, 2010

Summers Haunting

Part One:

Ok, so you are all probably thinking I'm referring to the seasons, but I'm not. I'm talking about my cat, Summer Wheatley, who died at the beginning of September. We still have not looked for a replacement. We still miss our el gato. But how could we replace someone when they are still leaving there mark. For instance:
The Cat Hair-Even though Summer was a short haired cat, there are traces of her fur in my curtains and carpet. Vacuuming, washing, and lint trapping seem to take most of it away. But sometimes late at night, when the cool breeze blows through the bedroom window, Summers fur is still clinging to the curtains where she would perch and stare out at the starry, night sky.
The Litter Box - You would think that without a cat one would not need a litter box. Well sadly, Summers is still in the garage under her table. It probably escapes our attention because the remnants are ghostly and cast no smell about them. It is easy to forget when there is no need to clean something that doesn't need cleaning.
The Cat House - Still in the same spot. Still with the same toys dangling from the roof of the small rooms. Still looking as new as the day we got it for her. Of course, why would her spirit enjoy it now when she didn't even play with it when she was alive. It does come in handy though when we need an extra chair at the table.
And last but not least, The last gift she left us with:

Part 2:
I woke up one morning with eight bites on my right ankle. 5 on my left. I thought it was a spider. Samantha had some too. Boys no bites. The 'bug people' (pest control) were due to come by for their quarterly spray so I endured another week of bites thinking that it will all get taken care of soon. The day after the bug people left I was still getting bit. What the ???!!?? So finally one night laying in bed next to my hubby, I felt something in the sheets. Something had just bitten me. (No, it wasn't my Hubby.) I sprang out of bed to see what was the matter.....ooops wrong story.....I sprang out of bed and ripped off the blanket. My eyes were wide and exploring the sheets every thread. I knew something was there...My husband thought It was in my head..even though I had the bite marks to prove it. He thought my head was causing the bites or something. Stupid Man! What about Sam's bites huh?? I digress.....My eyes on the sheets, looking, scanning and then I see something.....a little black dot. Hmmm. I reach my finger out to it. Then, it hops. No not hop.....it jumped. HOLY SHIT! Is that what I think it is. I touch it again and it jumps. My husband and I both start poking at it. Finally I catch it and squish it with my fingers. I look closely and its a FLEA! We found three that night. In our bed. GROOOSSSSS!!!!!! I ran downstairs and got online to google FLEA and how to DISPOSE of them. Seeing as it was 11pm, I couldn't go to Home Depot. I had to wait until morning. This was going to be a long, dark and scary night. I wanted to sleep downstairs on the couch but my husband said that was stupid. Of course he would say that, He wasn't getting bit! Luckily I didn't get bit anymore after that. But after my research I read about the egg cycle of fleas and how my cat probably was the carrier but since she wasn't around anymore they had to eat something. But they won't live on humans, just the carpet. GROOOOSSSSS!!!!

The next morning as soon as the kids were on the bus I 'hopped' over to the store and bought Bug Bomb and a natural, safe spray. I vacuumed. I bug bombed the whole upstairs. (Downstairs doesn't have carpet. And no sign of fleas) Left the hours I was suppose too. And then came home and sprayed the good smelling stuff all around. Washed bed linen, rugs and curtains. I felt like the Orkin Man when I was done with my hands on my hips and the spray bottle at my side looking around the rooms at the job well done. I knew that no flea could've have escaped. Vacuuming daily. Ok sometimes twice a day. I can finally say that I am flea free. I am still worried about the egg cycle. I'm hoping that no eggs were laid and not vacuumed up. Also, there is no more HOST. But since that is probably not likely I now have a anti-flea daily ritual. Vacuum, Vacuum, spray. But if that doesn't work I now have BBFI (Bounce Back Flea Insurance) and a gallon of bug spray and 3 bug bombs armed and ready to go.
So the last thing our cat left us to remember her:
FLEAS - What the heck Summer?!? I had no idea you had fleas. And to leave without taking them with you is just plain scary. I would've gave you a dose of FrontLine or something else if I had known. I would have taken care of you. I just didn't know. You didn't have to leave them though. Please no more Haunting us!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Confessional

I confess:

  • Today for lunch I ate a Fried Meatloaf Sandwich.

  • Disgusting right?

  • I use to think so.

  • Meatloaf was once a vomit waiting to happen at just the mention of it.

  • And it wouldn't even be in my stomach.

  • Kind of hard to avoid when its one of your husbands favorite food.

  • So I finally found and tweaked a recipe I actually enjoy.

  • Enjoy enough to eat leftovers of it the next day.

  • Sorry Hon, you will still never get me to make Scalloped Corn.

  • I know you love it and were raised on it but I won't.

  • No offense to Penni. (Riggles Mom)

  • But it is NASTY!!

  • If you haven't had the pleasure of trying it or hearing about it is this:

  • Creamed corn, crunched up Saltines mixed together and baked with paprika on top.

  • I think that's all the ingredients. I could be leaving something out.

  • But it really wouldn't matter because nothing you add to it could make it edible.

  • Again.....no offense Penni. I love your cooking..and Bills.

That's my confession for today. Link up with Glam and confess!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Still Ugh!

Ok, so I know in my last post I promised to write about "my cute, happy children that I love so much and am so grateful for". Yeah well, i re-read that I technically I can write about them in the exact same way that I wrote about them in the last post. Because: I didn't promise that I would write something 'nice' about them...just about them. Right?!?
If you haven't guessed yet I'm still having issues. I'm planning all sorts of run away routes. I just have to find someone to take over my 'Mom' job so I can finally jet. Not permanently, cause yes I love them and I want to be their mom...I just need them to miss me and I REALLY need to miss them. Did I all ready mention this? I can't remember. I keep saying it and I forget who I say it too.
Anyways, my camera is broken. I tossed it after i took it apart to fix the damn thing. It was my second camera of the exact same kind. The first one went flying off the fridge and I was not able to fix. And I really, really liked it. That's why I got the second. But now I am going to go a with a different camera all together. Cheap, easy to replace....but of course it has to go with my memory card because I'm too cheap to replace that too. Here were some of the last pictures taken with the camera. The last ones of the girls are the ones they took themselves when the snuck the camera to play with it. The other ones of the girls are pretty funny. I'll put them on Facebook. They are mostly of Aquinna posing model style for the camera. I can just see Samantha telling her how to 'work' the camera! (Maybe that's why it broke the way it did???)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Heres a stupid question:
Have you ever been stuck in a rut in which you have no ambition to do anything but play stupid games, sit on your bum just staring into space and eating whatever you want because you just 'feel' like it? I could go on a bit about this rut. About how the deeper I get into it the harder it is to get out. I could talk about all the pointless activities and wandering around aimlessly, wasting my time and energy. I will mention, (with a pat on my back) that though in a rut, my dishes are still getting done daily and the laundry is not as piled up as normal.
I think I will blame.........the kids! Why not, right? I realize they are my choices. They are my life and I WANTED THIS! Ok I still want it....but with paid vacation. :D
Here's another part of my Pitty Party: They don't listen. Oh, I think they hear my voice. Well....maybe. I know they are not deaf. But they don't listen. They don't get it. They don't show any effort into acknowledging the words that I speak to them when I ask them to do something. Ok, when I TELL them to do something. Because asking them really doesn't work!! They have been without T.V. and games and computer for a week now. I see this punishment continuing on without end. That is due because of the 'no effort' in changing their ways. How do you teach children to pick up? It's not by example it seems. I'm constantly picking stuff up and helping them pick stuff up and they haven't caught on...How do you help them 'see' or get the attitude that "Oh, this book is laying on the middle of the floor, it has been here for a while...i should pick it up as I am walking by it for the fifteenth hundredth time!" Am I being nit picky? Am I stressing the small things? Should I just keep picking up without their help? Should I take everything away including, books, clothes, that they don't pick up? And when they have overdue books or no clean clothes for school let it be there problem? Will that then reflect on my parenting when they show up to school it non matching clothes that stink and no library books??? Oh the woes!!! ohhhh oohhhh ohhhh! Right now as I am typing this I'm tuning out a ridiculous argument about a barbie car. They want my input and my involvement and I'm hearing " MOM!! MOMMMY! WHY WON'T YOU LISTEN TO ME!" and I just keep ignoring them. This is insane!!

Whewwww this post is dragging on isn't it. I'm such a stinking whiner! Maybe I just needed to tell someone else other than the hub about my woes of the week. All I get from him is a..."You wanted this many kids" and "then do something about it if they won't listen." I am doing something....It just isn't working...neither did the last thing. Neither did the spanking. Maybe I just need to leave for a few days so I can miss them....and hope they miss me. One can dream of a vacation like that right???

Ok......I'm taking a big deep breath right now!! Counting to ten. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Funny how just typing a post like this can make you feel better. Kinda gives you a fresh breath of air to take on the trial. Thanks for listening. Next post will be about my cute, happy children that i love so much and I am so grateful for. I promise! (Yes the same children from this post.)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Confessional

Link up with Glamazon and confess all....you will feel so much better for doing so.

I confess:

  • I kinda had a moment of being lost when the kids where at school and the babies were sleeping.

  • Ok...I had more than one moment during these past couple of days of me, myself and I. (and two sleeping babies.)

  • I just wasn't sure what to do. What to accomplish? What project to start? What to clean?

  • But it was soooooo nice! Amazingly peaceful!! Loved it.

  • So instead of using my time wisely, I sat at the computer and looked up stuff to work on.

  • I know...ridiculous right?!?

  • Oh and I played Wizard 101 for a bit. I found a really cool place to harvest some ore :)

  • But I did think of a project. Thanks to one of my sisters projects from a few years back. (I will post later of course)

  • My laundry is completely cleaned and put away in neat, organized closets and drawers.


  • I will be workin on organizing my shoes today

  • And I will deep clean my bathrooms. (hopefully)

  • Riggles would love that. He never cleans his own bathroom....(GROSS!)

  • I usually just go in a squirt some clorox cleaner in the toilet and run out.

  • I sent Aquinna in there the other day with clorox wipies to wipe down the outside of the toilet.

  • That was the chore I put on her chart.

  • I'm so nice huh? LTMN.

  • I guess some of these weren't confessions

  • Just acknowledgments of what I need to do today.

  • But I will confess.....I am aware of these things that need to be done...but frankly...sometimes I just don't want to do them!

Happy Friday. Now go confess.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

In Loving Memory

Summer Wheatley, our dear cat of 4+years, has passed away. Riggles helped her on her journey to kitty heaven after she was gravely injured trying to cross the street in front of a car. She will be missed greatly! And we just bought cat food today.

It saddens me greatly (not enough to cry..i just can't do that over a cat) to know that she will not be there to warm my feet at night while I'm sleeping. Or cry endlessly outside until someone lets her in.

Summer was an excellent hunter. We live in an area where rabbits, snakes, mice, rats and moles would normally exist. But not in our yard. We never had a problem with any of those pests. Raccoons would even steer clear when Summer what outside.

Summer was a scratcher. Being and indoor/outdoor cat was both beneficial and kinda of a nuisance at times. Though her claws came in handy with the noxious pests; our sliding screen door was shredded to bits. Our love seat is showing foam and our rug is balling in spots. Her very lovely cat bed/climbing area/scratch post is still as new as the day we bought it for her. She truly cherished that gift.

I will miss her chasing Garrett up the stairs just to tease him. (I don't know how she knew to do that hehe.) Rolling her eyes at the babies when the would pull her tail. And jumping into the warm part of the chair as soon as someone sat up.

Rest in peace Summer Wheatley!
Summer Wheatley (Napolean Dynamite) outlived our first cat, Stephan (Clifford), who we had to leave behind in Idaho. She will be replaced by another Russian Blue mix (when we find one) named after someone on a funny movie or show we love to watch. We are thinking about something like Ramsies or Liz Lemon.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Confessional

I confess:

  • I haven't confessed in weeks.

  • Oh, I still read everyone else's confessions though

  • I can't pass up poking my nose into other peoples lives.

  • Ok, I really am not that into other peoples lives.

  • I know how to bud out when it's none of my business

  • But when they post it on the web for all to see then I'm all over that!

  • I started playing wizard 101 again.

  • I know, I know......LAME!!!

  • I can't help my geekiness.

  • I have spent all my "gold coins" buying reagents to craft stupid black pearls to make stupid cloaks for a stupid crafting quest.

  • Gah!! I'm such a NERD!

  • School started this week and I have done ZERO extra chores I was planning on doing.

  • I'll do them next week when the hub is gone too!

  • .......maybe....;)

  • I will probably be too busy killing some Treants on Wizards.

Your turn to confess...link up with the fabulous Glamazon and play along!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

To Blog or Not to Blog

Oh the tragedy. I have neglected this blog for far too long. I have attempted to sit down and type some posts many times but alas, I have had no ambition or desire to do so. So now, my attempt may turn into a novel or a short story. Who knows, maybe I will stop typing after this sentence...... .............. okay, maybe not.

We spent some time in Montana this month. Just me and the kiddos took a quick, short trip up there. We had a great visit spening time with Nana and Papa and other family. We went up to Libby Creek and cooled our feet in the very shallow water. The girls (including my nieces) hunted for frogs and snakes. I think they must've scared one off because a little while into it I was standing in the water and a long snake came swimming through my legs. AAAHHHHHH!!! SO NOT COOL!!!! YUCK! EW! OMGosh that was horrible!!!! Of course those are the exact words I said while flailing my arms all around and squaking like an idiotic ninny.

Ben E loves the water. He tried to venture in on his feet but the rocks were too slippery and he ended up sitting and crawling around. He knew exactly how to throw rocks into the creek like a pro. Of course he had to taste them before he threw them. And he fashioned a few small pebbles on the top of his head.

We crossed the creek and walked along the dry river bed. We heard Sasquatch in the trees and the kids took arm with big sticks. They didn't get too scared because Papa was off wondering around without us and they put 2 and 2 together.

On our way back across the creek Garrett lost his flip flop in the current. He hollered, " Mom! My Shoe!" While he was struggling trying to grab it he lost his footing and slipped in the shallow water and lost his other one. This triggered something in Aquinna. She took off in the slippery rocked creek at full speed. She moved like a fish in the water. She snagged one shoe and headed further down the creek for the next. At first we thought she was just excited. But after she dove in for the second shoe on hands and knees she was very very upset. She was soo worried about Garretts shoes floating away towards the 'waterfall'. She put all effort inside that little body to 'save' his shoes. She stood up crying, sopping wet with both shoes in her hands and sore, little, red knees. She was our little hero of the day. Of course we reassured her that next time just to let them float away...they are just shoes. We let her know her being safe in the water was more important! But we were still super proud of her and her amazing accomplishment. Nana then escorted her to the 'waterfall' to show her that it was just a bit of bigger rocks where the current was a little faster. We piled back into our cars with our shoes on our feet and headed back . What Fun!!!
(This is turning into a novel)

I'm glad we are home now and getting back on a schedule and a little bit of a routine. Another week and school will start. I think that will help us a lot more. All this free time and "Mommy, I'm bored" is driving me crazy. I wasn't ready for Aquinna to be in Kindergarten...but after this summer I AM NOW!!!! There is definatley a season for everything.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Summertime Happenings

Here are some of the things that we have been doing for the past few weeks. And yes, I said SOME of...we had a very busy month of July.

Rockband with Aunt Sis and TJ

Riggles "BIG" project this summer is painting the front steps. 4 Weeks later and it's still not done...Hmmmm does this surprise me ????

Then my mom flew up and we went to the beach. The tide was in so we didn't get to walk out along the sand bar at Penrose Point but we still took a lot of pics and played in the sun.

Me, my mom and the kids headed to Utah. Of course we stopped to eat and even let the kids eat ice cream. My moms idea. I'm a mean mom and would've said NO to ice cream. That's just how I roll.

Sam got her hair cut.

After we reached Logan, Utah, we took a trip a bit more south and visited Temple Square in Salt Lake City. It was my first time in the old Tabernacle and the spirit there was AMAZING!!! I'm glad I took the chance to let my kids visit. Next time I think we will do it again and visit the sites we didn't get a chance to see.

We also spent time with my sisters. ( I have 5) The kids swam in the pool at Aunt La La's house and Ben E loved playing in the sandbox.

We stayed the night at Aunt Jay's beautiful, new house. (which is a block away from Aunt La La's house) and the next morning we went to Weston for the Pioneer day festivities. Normally they kick butt. That is why I wanted to do it again this year..but unfortunately...it was very very sad this year..The parade was short, the chicken/pig/rabbit chase was nada and the airplane candy drop was pathetic. Very disappointed in Weston city and their planning.

Most of our nights were spent and Aunt Loris new house. We got to spend a ton of time with my stinkin' cute nephews who are now teenagers and my adorable niece Sha Lynn. Thanks for letting us chill at your pad Lo Lo!

My mom is moving out of her place. So us girls helped her go through boxes and things. We reminisced over many things. This is me with an old ballet/tap costume of mine. Hot stuff huh?

We all put our names in a hat to draw for this puzzle. A very fond childhood memory for all. Congrats to my lil' sis Jobee Kanobee who won!! I will try and find my own on Ebay. :(

Me and my sis Les also went and had are feet soaked and zoned. It was amazingly awesome. I recommend it to anyone. Even if you hate people touching, looking or even coming near your feet, as I do, it was easy to get over once it started.

Riggles flew in later and after we picked him up from the airport we took him to get his feet zoned too.

Then we went to Clifton, Idaho's Twin Lakes and went camping and played in the water.

I have quite the little camper here helping his dad with fire pits.

Ben found part of a fire pit hole and made him self comfortable.

Our little family is done traveling for the summer. Probably cause we are out of money now hehe. But hopefully we can save up and head south again for Thanksgiving.
Now to think about school starting and the supplies that need to be bought....ugh!