Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Did you forget to order a girl?

So I am a couponer.  I'm not great at it, I have a lot to learn if I am going to get serious, but I do order 5 Sunday newspapers, just for the coupons.  So as I was trying to catch up with 3 weeks worth of coupons, my 5 year old Aidan was clipping out toy coupons (they have some great ones right now!) and when he saw "the Littlest Pet Shop" he decided he would cut them out so when he has a sister, she can use the coupons.

Then, out of the blue he says, "Mom, did you just forget to order a girl when it was your turn?"
Me, "No, that's not how it works"
Aidan, "You don't just tell Jesus what you want and He gives it to you?"

No Aidan, I'm sorry.  We are going to have to wait our turn....

So today, I finished up 88 NEW Point Emblems Products to present to Deseret Book!  PHEW!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Warning: Cute Puppies Ahead!

My Girl Bailey

The Girls
I realize that there are people out there who LOVE animals and treat them better than children, in fact-they are their children.  I have a dog, I LOVE her, but I'm not going to plaster my walls with pictures of them.  But as I was puppy sitting my nieces, they were sleeping together on a little kid sized camping chair.  Hazel had her arms around Tuesday, it was the cutest. I grabbed my camera to take a picture, and they instantly lost their "pose".  I ended up taking a few of them and they were SO CUTE, I had to play with a few.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Land of the Free...Because of the Brave

I took this at Christian's last football game against Bear River
Anyone that knows me knows that I am a geek.  (A Genealogy Geek) I am very enthusiastic about my family history.  I have done a lot of research and am extremely proud of my roots.  My most recent ancestor to immigrate to the United States was my great grandfather Axel Mattson in 1910 when he was 18.  Before that, his father-in-law Gustaf Broman came in 1882 for Sweden.  

My ancestors have been in the United States over a hundred years before it was the United States of America.  I have capitans in the Revolutionary War, Cherokee indian blood, Mormon pioneers who had been forced out of their homes again and again.  I am so proud of my heritage, and so proud of my country.

The freedoms we have here are incredible.  I have five children and have married my best friend, in some countries, a woman is lucky if she can even pick her own spouse, let alone have more than one child.  I work from home, I have the gospel of Jesus Christ, for the most part, I can come and go as I please.

As I sit here typing (ranting) I am watching "Guliani's 9/11".  There are men and women separated from their families and loved ones literally fighting for our freedom.  They fight for and idea, the idea of freedom.  The idea that when we go to work or to school, we are safe. 

They fight for our right to vote, our right to choose how we live our lives.  We vote for our president, mayors, senators, governors, any elected official, we vote.  There are other ways to vote...we vote everyday whether we know it or not.  We vote for favorite hamburger, fast food restaurant, types of movies, we cast our vote everytime we make a choice.

As a mother of 5 boys...all football lovers, I have voted by signing my children up for full contact football.  My oldest has the MOST AMAZING coaching team.  They are there to teach the boys, to build them up, to teach them to be better men, not just better football players.  They have the most amazing hearts.  They love the kids.  They are so dedicated to building young men, it is their chosen profession.  Because one parent didn't feel comfortable having the young men the coaches work with near our children.  That parent voiced the opinion to the coaches' boss.  Now we have no coaches.  

Every single parent thinks the current situation is a good one.  The older kids learn from our kids, and our kids learn that everyone deserves a second chance.  Repentance is an amazing thing, it's up to the Lord, not us.  It is up to Him, not us to judge.  Our kids are/were safe.  24 sets of parents think that these coaches are the best thing to ever happen to our kids.  1 set disagrees....guess who wins?  Not the majority.

When did we become a people so afraid of offending the ONE that the entire majority has to go along with what that one person wants?  If there are 100 people on a bus, 99 that want a steak and 1 is a Vegan, you aren't going to a steak house, you're going for something vegan.  Why?  Because no one wants to offend the 1.  

I think I"m done with my LONG rant.  Normally I edit EVERYTHING i write before I sent, post, whatever.  Not today.  I am an American.  Born and Raised.  I love everything this country stands for.  I vote. If you don't like how things are around here, leave.  This isn't a country for one, but a country for ALL.  God bless America and all who fight every day to protect our freedoms....including ranting on a blog that no one will ever read.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wow...I need to get better.

So apparently, I need to get A LOT better at updating the old blog.  It has been awhile since the last post.  I'll try to catch you up for the summer.

1.  We moved 1/2 block east and 1/2 block south.  Same ward, same school, same everything.  We have a ton of trees and a FABULOUS back yard with an even more FABULOUS deck.  It needs to have a fresh coat of stain and protectant...waiting for football to be over so we can do that.


2.  Football started again, Brian is coaching Jaxon's team, Josh is on the same team for the third year in a row (undefeated so far), and Christian is the quarterback for his team.

I've posted a bunch of pictures, I'll see if maybe I can start posting more often, less of an annual thing and hopefully more monthly or perhaps even weekly.  As for now, our life revolves around football so expect tons of football pics.

At the Tim McGraw Concert in July
First Day of 3rd
Kindergarten!  Holy cow!  He is my little buddy, now off to conquer the world!
His first real haircut!
My kid!

First day of 6th Grade
4th grade....and feelin' crazy

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pictures of Kellan
















Kellan got two shots today so he wasn't really in the mood, but this was my last chance to get nice pics before the weather gets crazy cold and I still have a little color....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009