Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Girls Night

This past weekend was General Conference.  For the past three years or so that has meant a full house with lots of roommates, boys and friends.  This year was a little different. We did have young men over on Sunday for dinner, however most of the watching of conference was just us, home alone, in front of the TV.  It was a great conference, and as usual, I have much to work on and improve.

When Hubby and Only Son left for the priesthood session, the girls and I did a simple girls night.  It mostly consisted of Nail Polish and Chocolate!

This is just D1's collection- now we know what she spends her money on!

Of course we had to watch Tangled also!

It was a great time. I am so glad my girls still like to spend time with me.  (of course after the priesthood session when the young men where done, I was forgotten!)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Our St. Pattie's Day

First let me start out by saying sorry for the HORRIBLE photos

 My kids are older and not really in to the whole St. Patrick's day thing. I decorate of course and try to get them a little excited each year.   They do want to wear green, but not alot.  Here is what we did this year.

First our Leprechaun came very LATE  Wednesday night (or maybe even Thursday morning) and left these little green baskets filled with "gold"

For the girls I made these super easy but cute hair clips so the girls could have just a pinch  of green.
I even wore one. (sorry none for the boys of the house.)

For roadshow practice, I made green rice crispy treats--yum, we had some the next day!


On Thursday night we had, what else, green eggs and ham, but you probably have already seen a bunch of those photos (and I forgot to take some)

It turned out to be a fun day, even for those who don't want to celebrate!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Happiest Millionaire

D3 was in the Spring Play at the High School this last week. She worked so hard and put in a lot of hours.  It turned out pretty good.

Her is a small snippet if you are interested

She did a great job and I am very proud of her!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Boys and Cookies

I know, Its been a while, lots to catch up on....maybe later.

So this last week D2 was home for Spring Break.  Its always fun when everyone is together.  We did lots of fun things like family photos, D3's play, dates and movies, and just hanging out. 

One night D1 and D2 had young men coming over.  I decided to be the nice mom (hey it happens sometimes) and made cookies for them all.

I made a double batch of white and chocolate chip cookies, probably 60 to 70 cookies.  Then I went to bed. 

The following morning this is what I woke up to.

Yep, that's right, 6 cookies.   Hmmmm.  Good thing I like them all!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fun With The Youth-Part 2

Last Wednesday, someone kidnapped Bishop Wood!

The young Detectives had to figure out who it was.

The Suspects (sorry some of the photos are really blurry)

Sis. Pheasant An accomplished musician who is grumpy with the bishop because he wouldn't approve her music choice.

Brother Adams- the Elder's Quorum President and an avid golf nut.  Bishop beat him at the last tournament.

Sister Grace, the activities committee leader, she thinks the bishop has stiffed her.

Sister Snow, A.K.A the black widow.  She wants to date the bishops son.

Professor Prune is very irritated with the bishops grammar!

Brother Brown hates the bishop's use of baseball illustrations.

Sister Spears is considering being offended by the bishops talks.

Colonel Musket A good army man who disagrees with the bishops political choices

Ben Burnsides loves to cook dinners for all the activities but did the bishop make fun of this short tempered man?

Bubba is the Bishops mechanic but he has a bit of a conspiracy theory complex.
The detectives had to question the suspects to figure out what weapon was used, what room the crime took place in and of course who did it.

There was a police officer...

and if the detectives broke the rules, they got thrown in jail...

But they could always plead their case

to the judge!

In the end, the kidnapper was caught and the case was solved.

I think the youth had a great time, I know I did.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fun With The Youth--Part 1

Okay, don't everyone pass out.  I know I have been a horrible blogger as of late but it has been a little (okay a whole lot) busy.

I would try to get caught up but there is just to much to mentions and I am sure it would bore most of you anyway.

One big thing that happened was I got a new calling.  (about two months ago.)  I am now the Young Women's president of our ward.  I loved serving with R.L and D.W and the others.  I was sad to see them go onto other places to serve.  I am not sure how the girls feel about this change but I have to say I LOVE my new calling (that is when I am not scared to death of my new calling!)

The best part is I get to hang out with all of our fun youth.  

In August the bishop gave all the youth a challenge to read the D&C by October. Those who took and finished the challenge would get to go to a corn maze. Last week we loaded up 5 boys, 5 girls and 4 leaders who finished the challenge along with the Bishop and his wife and went to Cornbellys at Thanksgiving Point. Besides the corn maze there were lots of other things to do. Here are just a few of the many photos I took (and some I borrowed from D. )

It rained and SNOWED while we were there.  I did a lot of hanging out at the fire pits.


Guess who was the biggest pansy in the "haunted cave?"  Yep D3 and D4 screamed all the way through it!!

It was so tempting to leave her there!

Thanks Bishop and you wonderful Youth.  You really are the best.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Who told her she could grow up?

D5 has been growing her hair out for over a year.  Its long, stringy and unmanageable.  She loved it long but she also wanted to donate it.  Last night after much thought (on her part not mine) she decided it was time. 
Here is a before picture.

Here is an after shot.

Doesn't she look so grown up?  And she made a big grown up decision also.  I am so proud of her (and a little sad, my baby is growing up.)