Friday, March 29, 2013

Something for me?


About 10 times a day I hear,

"Mom, I brought you something!"

'Something' being Wardie. At least it's a cute something.

Not cool


Someone put a giant where my baby goes.

The breakfast of champions


This morning the kids made me breakfast. They were so excited and proud. It was amazing.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Me babunzel!

And now, a word from Amos


Today while I was making a lasagna for a funeral at our church, Amos and I got to talking about funerals.  I asked him what he would say about me at my funeral, and he said,

"Nothing! I'd tell jokes =)"

Then he told me this joke:

"Knock, knock

Who's there?

How many people does it take to screw in a light bulb?

None! They are all afraid of the dark!"

Please, please, please anyone who outlives me hold him to joke telling at my funeral.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Working at the car wash

Now that our Florida/Idaho/Seattle tour is over, we're back in Springville.  Well, except Eric, he's in his second week of work at Amazon in Seattle.

Today while I worked on cleaning out the garage a bit, the kids cleaned their car.





Amos keeps asking, "it looks like a million dollars, right?"

It does, and it's ready for the move.  Speaking of which, I think we have our friends and family thoroughly confused on where we've been, where we are and when we're going.  It's been a complicated month, but things are going great.  The movers come April 1, and the kids and I will fly to Seattle behind the moving truck April 6.  Washington, I hope you're bracing yourself.

Welcome Home

Just four short days after we returned from Florida, Grammy and Grampy returned from their mission to the Dominican Republic.  We drove to Eagle to be there for their arrival at the airport.  My iphone failed me and all of my pictures from that day are blurry, but my memories of that day are too, so maybe it fits?












They arrived home on Wednesday, and on Thursday Eric and I flew from Boise to Seattle for our "house finding" trip.  Then Sunday, Eric moved into our temporary housing and I flew back to Boise for my parents' homecoming talks at their ward.

My parents' stake has a great welcome home sign that they pass around for all of the returning missionaries.  They used it for Anna when she returned, and now it was their turn.  Before church on Sunday we got some pictures with it.








And just like that they were back.  If I hadn't seen it for myself, I might have a hard time believing they were ever gone.

Final Round-up

I think this is the end...





We saw every show and every parade (some twice!), oh my gosh, I love it!




Auds has since taken to putting on her own shows and parades:


And you might have noticed by now, we took three strollers. Having a seat for all of the little bums was critical.





At times there was chaos and insubordination:



But mostly they were happy:





Disney World-The Kids

Somewhere in the Magic Kingdom actual magic occurred...Maggie and Audrey decided they could be best friends.



They still fight, and drive each other crazy, but there is a whole new 'loving each other' element to their relationship, and I think it's purely because of their bond over princesses.

All of the kids were so good on our trip...they were kind, obedient, and happy.  Don't get me wrong, they are totally whacky, and there were meltdowns, but we had a great time together as a family.




I'd take these yahoos anywhere.