Tuesday, February 26, 2008

True Friendship, None of That Sissy Crap

I got this as an email from a friend. I thought it was so cute, I had to blog about it!!
(I added the pictures for extra enjoyment!)

Are you tired of those sissy 'friendship' poems that always sound good,
But never actually come close to reality?

Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of true friendship.
You will see no cutesy little smiley faces on this card-
Just the stone cold truth of our great friendship.

1. When you are sad -- I will jump on the person who made you sad
like a spider monkey.

2. When you are blue -- I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile -- I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.

4. When you are scared -- I will rag on you about it every chance I get.

5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about how much Worse it could be until you quit whining.

6. When you are confused -- I will use little words.

7. When you are sick -- Stay away from me until you are well again. I don't want
whatever you have.

8. When you fall -- I will point and laugh at your clumsiness.

9. This is my oath.... I pledge it to the end. 'Why?' you may ask;
'because you are my friend'.

Friendship is like peeing your pants,
everyone can see it,
But only you can feel the true warmth.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Oh, the things kids say....

Lately, Nathan has said some really funny things. I have been writing them down on random slips of paper. Well, what a better thing to do for posterity sake, then to post about it!!

1. "There's a great party going on in my tummy right now."

2. "Dad, you have a gold tooth, just like Brother Chambers. When I'm a Dad, I'm going to have a gold tooth too."

3. While saying a prayer, Nathan said, "And please bless me and Tyler to do good at Guitar Hero and beat Lou and Slash."

4. "Ouch, I just hurt my uncle!"

5. Nathan told me that sometimes him and his church friends say this: "I am the teacher and I am going to learn you about something."

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Some things you may or may not know about living in the SNOW!!

This post has been a long time coming. As the winter has gone on, (and on and on) I have been accumulating pictures and decided to do a post about living in the snow. Some of these things I am sure you have thought about (or know about) and some things might not have dawned on you before.

The snow is very beautiful, but makes driving a little more complicated.

Driving in the snow makes you unable to look directly at the camera to pose for pictures, while driving, so that your wife can post them in her blog.

You need to drive especially slow, as seen below. Which after a month or two makes you a little nuts. I once heard someone say, "I just want to drive 35 again, that's all I ask."

There are CRAZY people out there who will actually go for a walk during a freaking BLIZZARD! I might add, these were not the only people out walking during this storm. There were even a few others out RUNNING- who runs in a blizzard? People walking dogs etc.,
I just don't get it.

Snow is great!! Kids will spend HOURS with the entire neighborhood building a snow fort. Everyone get along, wears themselves out, has a fun time together, get some exercise
(yes, building a snow fort actually burns calories), and is out of the house giving me time to blog. See? Win-Win for everyone.

Living in the snow prompts neighborhood snow fights. Which would not be complete without the biggest kid of all: John Hunter. (He is one of the Dad's in our court) He is previously famous for his awesome pumpkin carving skills in a earlier post.

Shoveling, shoveling, and more shoveling...

Bubble baths are the best on snowy, chilly days...

(Amelia Rawe)

Your husband and boys can play tackle football in the snow

Is this the cutest picture ever?

Sometimes, you get some awesome shots, like these...

Your kids seem to actually enjoy being with eachother when you take them sledding.

There is something called "Snow Days" You might even end up with 3 of them in one week! Which has not happened here in 12 years! Kids are home from school, but all the neighborhood kids play outside, and since your husband is a teacher, he's home too...BONUS!

You can take a day and go sledding with some friends. Who just happen to be your youngest son's famous Primary teachers...The Chambers.

And you can sled on the 18th hole of a golf course and have a view like this.

That is the Lake off in the distance, it was amazing!

Hello, making snowmen...

You can spend time as a family, have fun playing in the snow....

And sometimes, you are even a little sad when it's over........... Sometimes.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

It's GREAT to be eight!!

This was a very exciting weekend for Tyler. He was baptized on February 2, 2008. Tyler's dad, Todd was the one to baptize him. I am so grateful for a wonderful husband who is a worthy Priesthood holder, so that he is able to do these special things for our children.

It was a very special day for all of us. My parents flew down from California and were even a part of the program. It was really neat having them here.

What baptism would be complete without a little "Thumb-War" with Brother Yost?! He is a member of the Bishopric and our hometeacher. He's awesome and we all love him!

After the baptism we came home and had pizza in our jammies and watched "Game Plan".
Tyler got a special baptism gift from us and Noni & Papa... New Scriptures and a tote.

Very exciting!! He even got to sing "Scripture Power" at church the next day. I love that song!

Tyler is a very special boy. And we are so proud of him and the wonderful
decision he made to be baptized!
Congratulations Tyler!!