Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sold House

We sold our house and should be signing papers to close this Monday. Which means we will have to be out of our house by Tuesday then we leave Tuesday night for Salt Lake to see Blake come home from his mission. I have a feeling it is going to be a very busy weekend. At the present time we don't know where we are moving. It makes me a little nervous not knowing where we will be living in a week.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Austin's Birthday

It was Austin's birthday on the 19th. He turned 4 yrs. old. I decided last year that I was going to take it off work and so I did. It was a full day. We went to McDonalds for breakfast and then Austin picked out his cake at Albertsons. We bought the cake and then put the toy dinosaurs on it ourselves to save some money. Austin was begging me all day to put them on because he wanted to help, but they wouldn't fit under the plastic cover so we had to wait until just before the party. We went home for the middle part of the day to get ready for the party and try to get Austin to take a nap, but he was too excited and wouldn't. So, we went to a Youth Celebration that the Madison School District was hosting: there was blow up bouncy toys, free dinner, food, games, etc but what did Austin want to do... play on the playground toys...we did get some popcorn too. Its a good thing we went though because we saw my sister in law and her two boys there and they didn't know about his party because Spencer's brother hadn't passed the word along. So it was good. Then we went and picked Spencer up at home, changed our clothes and went to the Riot Zone for his party. We played on the blow up bouncy toys there, had cake and ice cream, and opened presents. The theme of his party was definitely dinosaurs he got quite a few dinosaur related toys as gifts. I hope everyone (missed you Rees Family) had a good time. I know I did, but I was exhausted later and he didn't want to sleep because he wanted to play with all his new toys. I don't blame him though.

Family Reunions

Boy! Have we been busy the last couple of weeks! We went camping with my family to Yellowstone where camped, went to Playmill Theater (Ashley and I spent most of the time outside with our babies, boo!), and saw the sights. I don't think I have ever been to Yellowstone Falls before and it had been probaby 10+ years since I had been to Yellowstone so it was fun.

Oh, and I almost forgot...paddleboating upstream, yea (said sarcastically)!

We also had the Parker Reunion at Squirrel Creek Cabin near Ashton. Spencer's Parents reserved a forest service cabin (no plumbing or electricity very bare bones) for those who didn't have a camper. It was a good way to escape the sun. Everyone was there except for 2 brother-in-laws and a neice and nephew. Everone played and went fourwheeling. It was fun except that I had a six month old and it was hard to go anywhere so I mostly stayed in the trailer or close to it. The last day Denise watched the boys so that Spencer and I could take Adam's new machine for a ride. I can't think of what it is called, but it is a Polaris and looks like a little jeep. It goes super fast and was fun. I guess it costed him around $10 Grand though. That is why it is nice to be relatives and friends to rich people then you don't have to buy anything but you can borrow them sometimes. Sorry I don't have any pictures, I forgot my camera.

Friday, August 1, 2008


My niece, Krista, has been watchin our boys for us this summer while we work during the week. She had this song set as her ringer and now Austin has it memorized. It was sung by Homer Simpson originally in the "Simpson Movie".

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Excited and Nervous

Last Sunday Spencer was set appart for his new calling. He came back with a huge smile on his face and said that somethings were said in the blessing that answered some things he had been worrying about. At the time he was being very secretive and wouldn't tell me what he was worrying about. But a couple of days later he said that he had made the decision to go back to school full-time. He wanted to do this a couple of years ago but the company he works for doubled his salary and so he decided to keep working and just take classes at night or whenever he could fit it in. It has been complicated to do that since he has been traveling so much for work. So I was a little hestitant that he would follow through this time. It seems like when he gets frusterated at work he starts rethinking the school option, but when he told me about the blessing it was more conforting. I have wanted him to go to school and let me support him since we were married and I use to really pester him about going to school. But it was creating extra stress in our marriage and I decided to stop pushing at let him decide when he wanted to go to school. And now he does, yea! We plan to get the house ready to sell and we will probably either rent an apartment or start building a house out by Spencer's Parents house and not finish it. A trailer on the property might be a more temporary solution so that we wouldn't have to sell family land if Spencer got a job somewhere outside of east idaho after he graduated. I made him promise that if I am giving up my house that I love he has to promise to follow through and finish school. He promised with no questions asked. It will be nice because we can carpool together up to campus and then go home together at night. He is going into Mechanical Engineering and if he takes 18 credits a semester he can get through in about 4 semesters. I know he will do awesome because he is very smart.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Memory Tag

1. Add a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I (or Spencer) had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments. I can't wait to see what people remember.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ride to the park

As a reward Austin gets to ride his bike to the park when he keeps his underwear dry all day. We all decided to join him the other day. The pictures were pretty cute so I thought I would share them.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Festivities

Boy, were we busy on the 4th of July but we had tons of fun. We went to the parade, lunch at Parker's, water skiing, and watched Idaho Falls fireworks from the boat. Tayton got a little burn on one side of his face from the parade, but other than that we were unscathed. I heard that you aren't suppose to put sunscreen on babies. Has anyone heard that before?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pool Party

It has finally gotten hot enough in Rexburg to buy a pool. It is just a little one, but Austin seems to enjoy it. We didn't get home until close to sundown and it was starting to cool off so Spencer hooked the hose up to the hot water heater and so the water was even warm. I waded in it a little and our neighbor boy, Riley, even came over and took a dip for a little while.