Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Forcing updates

I've decided that this blog needs to be updated so much more often.
Mom - this is her blog - says that she never has anything to write about. She takes care of the two grand-boys an awful lot. And I KNOW that they say/do funny things all the time. She tells me about it.
Plus she's getting Ben ready for his mission. Getting the house and yard ready for the upcoming summer months. She's always working on some sort of project. And she has plenty of things to talk about.
Even if all she updates us on is the funny thing Taison or Daimon said for the day, or maybe just a picture of some flowers in her yard, or even what her next project is - I think that's good enough.
So - MOM.... Better start blogging!! hahaha!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

the duck got pardoned

at easter kristie and sean bought 4 ducklings the were cute and fluffy. from the start it was explained that 2 were for pets 2 were for dinners. well time has passed and the ducks are now quite large and sean is "seeing" duck dinner in his mind. so he took one duck out of the pen away from the other ducks. the directions say 24 hours with no food before butchering so...there she was in a pen by herself quacking away. taison could hardly stand it he went to the pen and pet her and talked to her. on the way home from church kristie talked to the boys and they said they were NOT ok with duck dinner, "wait till we have a bunch of ducks" was their solution. soooo... the duck is pardoned and back together with her feathery friends.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


russ and i had the opportunity to go to st thomas. it was very pretty the water was crystal clear. we saw some really cool things and got to go sailing and snorkeling, something we have never done before. the problem with this is we were really out of our element. we were noticing the difference in the way people vacation there and the people that live there. its such a huge gap. we talked to a local guy,he was our taxi driver, he told alot about the history, the way of life, the education etc. i think we enjoyed that as much as anything else. we and some other couples (more like us) we just wanted a plain old baked potato. it is rather humorous when put that way, the food there was just very "posh" like everything else. i did on several mornings enjoy sitting and watching the ocean and being truely grateful for the world that Heavenly Father has created.(even though i know there are several places on the earth that are so completely opposite this)

Saturday, April 12, 2008


now that the rain has finally stopped the t-ball fields are dry enough to play on. we should have had several games by now but this was only the second one. after watching two cute grandboys play and each teammate is improving!, we as adults wanted to know what the score was. really funny to notice not one child even cared all they cared about was the fact that they got to play, and had a fun time. thats the way it should be.

Friday, March 28, 2008

after school snack

ever since my children were in school they would come home famished. so we always had an after-school snack. sometimes fresh chocolate chip cookies, sometimes apples,carrots with peanut butter. it didn't really matter as long as it filled their tummies till dinner. my youngest child just started college so pretty much the"after school snack" days are over...except on the days when my hubbie is home then he gets the grandboys to ask...whats for after school snack, even if its saturday. what a silly habit. but its one that i guess is being passed down the the snack was cheese crackers and popscicles. what a combo!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

baby ducks

kristie decided that they wanted to teach the boys about raising a pet and also dinner, so she bought 4 baby ducks. they all now have names and think daimon and taison are their "mom" i'm not sure the whole duck dinner thing is ever going to happen.we'll see. they can't wait to take them outside for playtime. yet again another sign of spring.


i love spring! all the blossoms are bursting. the air is warmer and there are lots of birds arriving. i realize that many places in the world are still in a winter wonderland,however their day of spring will soon come. i hope you all enjoy spring!