Saturday, February 28, 2009

All The Peices

As we have been walking this journey of ours, one of the things we have learned is that our family is like a puzzle, each piece is so important and if one piece is not there the picture is not complete.
Even if a piece is lost for a while, it still belongs and that we should work diligently to find it and return it to its place. As our children grow they become a piece of another larger puzzle. This is not always easy to except and yet it is a part of the plan.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yea!! We Love These!

The Easter Season brings a lot of wonderful things. But I have to say these are one of my favorites!! Can we hear for the Cadbury Mini Eggs people!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Watch out! They're out to get You

Okay the state of Utah, like everywhere needs more revenue, so every cop, highway patrol and sheriff are out looking for ANY reason to give out tickets.

In a period of 2 1/2 weeks, Donny, Kristen and I have gotten tickets. Donny for speeding, there were no speed signs in the area, so he guessed the speed and he guessed wrong. (he has NEVER had a ticket), Kristen for tail gating while going into a roundabout. WHAT? (she has NEVER had a ticket) and me, because I didn't change lanes for a police car that had someone pulled over, the problem was there was someone in the lane beside me. (I have had a ticket, but about 18 years ago) So I have an arraignment date in March. (doesn’t that sound fun?)

Now we are all freaked out about driving anywhere. So any driving law that you have EVER heard of and even ones you haven’t, follow them!! Stop at the white line before the side walk, don't tailgate, change lanes for a policeman who has someone pulled over, don't speed, don't talk of your cell phone, buckle up and buckle all kids (I do any ways) make sure you are registered and have insurance. I hope this helps save you from any of the pain we have suffered. :-)

Friday, February 20, 2009

One Tube

We were down to all of us sharing one tube of tooth paste. It was getting pretty funny because it would go up stairs and down stairs and it wasn't ever where it needed to be for whoever needed it at the time. One morning I was running late (not unusual), I didn’t have time to find the “tube” of tooth paste so there in sight was boys blue Spiderman toothpaste. Yes, I did it; I used the very blue, very sweet Spiderman toothpaste. I wouldn’t recommend for daily use, but when in a pinch it worked great.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Family Bed???

When we had first child we would let her come and get in bed with us when she would wake up in the middle of the night. Until I was big and pregnant with our second baby, the first would wiggly around and end of kicking me in the tummy. We decided that night that we could not do this anymore. I remember that first night of breaking her from coming into our room was hard and the next few nights were horrible. But once we did it, we didn't have that problem again.

Then one night when our second daughter was sick Donny was too tired to make her a bed on the floor, he said "just this once" and he laid her on his side of the bed. Yes, you guessed it, she throw up all over him and all over the bed. I was huge and pregnant with our third this time, and thought I was going to a... join the in the fun. Yucky!

So if the children are sick we make a bed for them on the floor by our bed or out in the hallway by the bathroom.

Since we had broken the first one from coming into our bed, the others really never did it. We enjoyed that until now with our 9th. Are we weak, older or just too tired?? I am not sure, but I do know that 20 years later I have another wiggly 3 year old coming and getting into bed with us and kicking me in the tummy again and I love it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Facebook Tag - 25 Random Things

25 Random Things about Christi

1. I love taking naps.
2. I love the SUN! (maybe too much through the years.)
3. I love to wash clothes, but HATE to fold them.
4. I have lived in 5 different states & 4 different time zones.
5. I hate tomatoes.
6. I can’t spell.
7. I love kitchen gadgets.
8. My house is a mess (too much stuff and too many kids) LOL
9. I have been married for 25 years; I was 18 when I got married.
10. I spend way too much time on the computer.
11. I am in pain most of the time.
12. I love glass – dishes, platters, bowls etc
13. I can still do the splits.
14. I love pictures – old & new
15. I hate my handwriting.
16. I have very long arms and legs.
17. I love teaching Relief Society.
18. No one can ever have too many books.
19. I would rather be hot, than cold.
20. I hate drinking out of plastic glasses.
21. I love long HOT showers and baths.
22. I love Broadway musicals, I have seen, Joseph, Sound of Music, Phantom & others
23. I hate it when my hands are sticky.
24. Music reaches my soul.
25. I hate being told what to do, but I have no problem telling others what to do. :-)

Now I Tag - Lois, Lisa, Darlena, Debbie, Magen, Heather, Laurie, Jamie