Sunday, December 21, 2008

Family Tradition

Every year, My family, or more importantly, my sisters, sister-in-laws, mom and myself, do an ornament exchange. Here are photos of the ones done so far this year.

I think they turned out pretty nice. I am still missing a couple, so ladies, if you don't see yours, I don't have it.

Have I mentioned that I love Christmas?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This isn't right!!

D2 turned 18 Last week!

That just isn't right. I don't know what is happening to my children. I used to have a house full of loud toddlers, dippers and sippy cups. What happened? All I know is she is turning into a beautiful lady!

Do you want to see what else just isn't right? Check out her gifts!

Yep, can you tell she really hasn't made up her mind yet what she wants to do and she is getting "hints" from all sides. It made me laugh.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tree Blocks

Just been working on some Holiday Projects and thought I would share. The picture doesn't really show very well how fun this is.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our Thanksgiving Week

This past week has been great! D1 was home for a whole week and we loved it. Hubby and the kids have not seen her since she left in Sept. She brought home with her a roommate, M. who stayed the whole week with us. Then on Friday, another roommate, L. joined us and on Saturday T. and her brother came. Hubby drove them back to school on Saturday.

While everyone was home we had a full but fun week. We had Activity Days, Scouts and YW. Hubby had meetings. There was school and work too but then the fun started. We visited first Hubbie's family and then mine. We did a girls day and went shopping and then to Twilight. (best movie EVER!! even D5 liked it!) There was food of all kinds. D1 and M. made us an apricote pie, something new to us. Of course there was Black Friday shopping and breakfast. (I took D1, D2 and M. and we all survived.) We put up the tree in the frontroom (the family room tree is still in its box!) D1 had a hot date and visited with friends while the rest of us watched movies and even learned a new game.

On Friday night we took everyone downtown to temple square to see all the lights. It was the perfect way to end a perfect week.

I am so blessed and have so much to be thankful for. I am so greatful to have my family!

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Red Team won.

Okay so we all know I live in a house divided. If I had to choose a team a probably would choose Blue. But this year it was Red. And they won.

Oh wait you thought I was talking about "THEE GAME"! No I was talking the ward Turkey Bowl.

Everyone had a lot of fun and the Cheerleaders where the cutest ones I have ever seen!

Hope everyone enjoyed game day!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

How We Met

1. Where did you meet?
Interesting story. His best friend (Quint) was dating my friend (Trudy. Trudy and I were both working ,Quint came in to see Trudy and hubby was with him.

2. What was the first thought that went through your head when you met?
He was kind of goofy but very nice. He also tried to stop me from leaving work and then tried to run me over in the parking lot.

3. Do you remember what he was wearing?
Jeans and a polo shirt. (it was the 80’s)

4. Where was the first time you kissed this person?
He kissed me in my apartment after a dance. The cool thing, he asked me if he could before he did. (always the gentlemen)

5. Where did you go for your first date?
We went to dinner and then dancing with Quint and Trudy.

6. How long did you know this person before you were a couple?
From our first date. We got engaged only two weeks later.

7. How did he ask you out?
Actually it was kind of a blind date. After I met him, that night I went back to work to do some inventory. Trudy was on the phone with Quint and they asked us if we would double with them that weekend. (I might mention here that I was seeing someone else at the time and thought it was getting serious.)

8. Has this person ever purposed to you?
Yes. I think he had a little encouragement from his friends or it might have taken a little longer.

9. Do you and this person have kids together?
6 wild beasties.

10. Have you ever broken the law with this person?
I plead the 5th

11. When was the first time you realized you liked this person?
Probably when he tried to run me over with his car.

12. Do you get along with his family?

13. Do you trust this person?
With my life!

14. Do you see him as your partner in the future?
For ever and ever. He will never get away from me.

15. What is the best gift he gave you?
He loves me even when I wonder why.

16. What is one thing he does that gets on your nerves?
He watches TV to late at night but if that’s the worst thing he ever does I am the luckiest girl in the world..

17. Where do you see each other 15 years from now?
We will be grandparents and wondering where the time went.

18. What causes the most arguments?
We really don’t argue. Our biggest disagreements are on what movie to watch or who gets to pick date night restaurants. (see - very lucky!)
19. How long have you been together?
We have been married for over 20 years. I can’t believe it sometimes

20. Are you married?
For Time and all Eternity!!!!!

21. Who do you tag?
Anyone who wants to play. Thanks Sonja this was fun!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Veterns Day

Yesterday was Veterns Day. There was a really neat article in the Salt Lake Trib about my Uncle. (actually it's my great uncle, my mom's uncle.)

It realy makes you stop and think about how blessed we are.

I remember reading stories my grandma had collected about Uncle Norm and also visiting with him as he told us some humors things but I had never herd this and neither had my mom.

Anyway I just thought I would share with anyone interested.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Super Saturday

Super Saturday was so much fun. A huge Thanks to Jen, Sonja, Lesa and all who worked so hard. I am so glad you held Super Saturday. The projects were great and the mini classes were so good.

I always love to here Pres. and Penny speak and they inspired me again! Danika's Chocolate class is always a favorite, Lesa and Geri have got me thinking Christmas and some day D5 is going to have some really cute barrets for her hair.

I love the sisters in our ward. You guys are the greatest!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween ... Rushton Style

Like everything in our lives now days, the week leading up to Halloween was a little insane. I had 4 classes in 5 days. The older kids had two youth activities two nights in a row. Hubby had meeting. Only son and D5 had school activities. We also had a Birthday party, a Halloween party to prepare for, scouts, mid terms, a care package to put together and a bunch of other stuff that all blends in together. It was crazy. But the kids were excited and so was I. Thursday night came and we still had not done our pumpkins so when the older ones got home we started our Jack-o-Lanterns. It was late when we got done but everyone had a good time. D3 and Only Son took their turns with the knife and there wasn't even any bleeding or loss of limbs. (remember, D3 almost cut off her thumb a couple years back, cutting a plum with a butcher knife...don't ask!)

The house was decorated, the costumes were done, the candy was bought and the dinner was ready to go. We were excited and waiting for Halloween.

Halloween started early in the morning when only son woke up with a very sick stomach. By seven, we knew he wasn't going to make it to school. Big Bummer, he was so looking forward to it, I was to, as I am his room mother for the last time.

He also missed going to the grandparents for Trick or treating. He did feel well enough to go to the trunk or treat. In the past our rule has been if you don't trick or treat with mom you don't go. None of this friend stuff. I felt bad for him because he had missed so much of the days activities that when his friends asked him to go I relented. He didn't last long though before he was home and done.

D2 and D3 went to friends houses. D4 had her own party and hubby went home to chaperon. I took D5 and a friend through the neighborhood. It was a very different experience for me, as usually I have about 6 or 7 kids with us.

It was a fun night, but since hubby doesn't like Halloween and the kids are wanting to do their own things it makes me wonder... what am I going to do in a couple of years when no one wants to spend Halloween with me?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sweet 16 Birthday Party

We had D3's 16th B-day party at the stake pavillion last Saturday. The weather was realy nice and she had a great time. Most of her friends are Improv/Drama kids so we did a Disney Themed party, complete with dress ups and skits. They also played charades and a characture guessing game.

Let me tell you, a bunch of 16 year olds can eat a LOT of Pizza!

It was a fun day.

Finally birthday are over, for a couple of months anyway!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Grub Box

Thanks to everyone who was willing to help me out with the apples. They didn't last long as soon as I posted they were gone. Thank you!!

So yesterday D2 called me from her way home. (I was so glad I had the day off!)She worked at Grub Box for almost 3 years. Today was demolition day. I grabbed my camera jumped in the van and we watched as the building came down. It was kind of fun to see.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Please Help!!

I am seeing apples that is. My in laws gave me apples, then more apples and then even more apples. I got a bunch done last week and then I took today off so I could get them finished. My counters are now covered with bottles of apples.

Here is where I need the help. I still have 2 1/2 very large boxes sitting in my kitchen. I am out of bottles, time, energy and will power. Would someone PLEASE take these apples off my hands? I don't want to feel guilty because they are not getting done but I just can't do one more bottle.

If anyone is interested call me or leave a comment. Even if you only want some for snacking on.

Please Help....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Mini Vacation

I am a little slow with this but weekend before last, I went up and visited D1 at school. We had so much fun.
While she was in class I attended the Temple. Its is very beautiful and was so nice.
We also drove up the freeway a ways and visited my Grandma. While we were there my Aunt and Uncle stopped by and I got to visit with them. I haven't been to my grandmas house for over 8 years so it brought back alot of memories.

We also attended a morning side with the Temple President, went shopping at a mall, watched movies, and just layed around and talked. One night D1 and her roommates asked me to fix a homemade meal (they live in a non cooking dorm and cafeteria food gets old.) So we reserved the kitchen and made Chicken Enchiladas.

The visit was so nice but I don't know if it was good or not because now I miss her even more. Lets see only about 30 days till Thanksgiving.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Super Saturday Projects

Jen Noury asked me if I would do a project for Super Saturday so here it is.
We will be doing these Believe Blocks. They are very easy to do and you have your choise of two different ones. There is the Vintage (green) or the Bold (red). Sign up sheets should be going around on Sunday. The cost will be $8 each.
I am out of the loop but I know there is at least one other project available also (at least I think thats what Jen told me) along with some mini classes.

I hope you enjoy them.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

October is Birthday Month...

Last week D1 celebrated her 19th Birthday far from home. We put together a little party in a box for her and she and her roommies partied without us. (there were lots of phone calls that day!)
Yesterday D3 turned 16. I am not sure how I like this. My girls are growing up way to fast. Anyway D3 got a cell phone and she couldn't have been happier. It wasn't really a suprise but it was what she wanted. Then we went to YW and she got flowers...from a boy! I don't know about this.

Happy Birthday to both of you. I love you both so much!