Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Sunday night our friend's were at our house for dessert. The Rubik's Cube was pulled out and Jessie N* (a 14 year old) "fixed" it within moments. This cube had been in it's current condition for over a year. His father Todd said, "you think that's good, watch Sadie (age 11) give it a try."

So I spent the next 2 minutes scrambling it up.

She spent the next 35 seconds "fixing" it again.

Dang it!

Do you know the secrets of The Rube?

Are we the only ones that can be schooled by a bunch of tweens?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Busy Update

Last week, like I mentioned earlier, was busy.

Monday we drove to San Antonio with Ste's parents. Dwight had never seen the Alamo. What better time to check it out - along with the River Walk - then on St. Patty's day?
We decided to check out the other missions as well. We were a little too late to go inside, but that's okay.

Tuesday, Emmy decided to try her hand and flying and jumped off our neighbor's bunkbed. The urgent care doc said, "I don't THINK I see anything." You don't think? What do you mean you don't think you see anything? Whatever. She's limping around slightly still. I'm pretty sure it's just a strain.... I think.

Wednesday we sadly bid Ruth and Dwight farewell.

Thursday I went into Lifetime Fitness and finalized my application process to become a cheer instructor for 3-6 year olds. When you stop laughing enough to catch your breath, I must admit that I'm really really excited. Mostly because I'll get a free membership (woohoo!) worth about $100 a month plus $300 worth of sign-up fees. I'll teach from 3:30 to 4:30 on Thursday afternoons. It's perfect because that is Steven's half day, so he'll be home to be with the monkeys.

Friday and Saturday nights our Stake performed an Easter program called "He Is Jesus Christ" by Rob Gardner. It's a really beautiful Easter program. Anyway, the Friday night performance was recorded for a local television network.

We made special arrangements to have the Easter Bunny come Friday night instead of Saturday night. Here are some pictures of the hunt.

Because we haven't mowed all winter, Bradley was understandably hesitant to search the weeds.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


I got a job today.

I'm singing on television tomorrow.

The two are unrelated.

More later.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Easter Activity

We spent a part of yesterday dying Easter Eggs. It reminded me of this great activity you can do the night before Easter.

There. I blogged while the in-laws were here. Fluffy kept her promise.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spring Break

It's spring break this week for Bradley's school district and next week for Steven's work (his boss lives in the neighboring school district).

It's likely that it'll be a blog break as well.

See you soon.


G-ma and G-pa Mick are coming this weekend and we are too excited for words!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Something to Do

This is what happens when people get bored at my house.

We start Feats of Strength competitions.

This one involved jumping.

Steven cleared it with room to spare underneath - just not overhead.

Funny enough, it reminds me of this little weekend getaway with John and Eli.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Soccer Season

I know that winning doesn't (or shouldn't) matter.

But we won.

And Bradley scored one of the goals.

-Here are some shots from last Saturday-

This one just oozes coordination.

Olivia didn't really care much for the game.

The HOT assistant coach and his adorable baby.

Photos by John Zhou.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Not So Soon

Last week we had incredibly warm weather.

Yup, warm enough for a little dip in the pool.

I kept walking around mumbling, "I'm not ready. I'm not ready."
You see, it doesn't take long for a Texas summer to get to you.

Looks like I'm the only one that feels this way.

Also looks like Emmy needs a cat walk. Is that a pose?

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Bradley's party was surprisingly awesome!

We have some really generous people to thank. Tiffany and Dessie supplied the cool jumping toys.

HEB gave us a super cool Harry Potter Cake - not so much as cool as the one on Ace of Cakes, but still cool.
Lupita, Bradley, Jason, Izzy

Spiderman offered himself up to be beaten until he broke all to amuse 25+ kids. This is the line to wait. Do you like how I have to have 3 grown men to control it.
... you just know they were hoping to get a chance to hit it, too.
I would list all the kids, but I don't want to.
Bradley actually was the one to break it open!

As you can see it wasn't really "themed" like your typical child's party. But why settle on one super hero when you can have a bunch.
Emmy, Lupita, Bradley, Kylie, Ethan.

BTW, those balloon-party-in-a-box's that you see at Wal-mart are totally worth it. It's much easier to handle a small box than it is 30 balloons in the wind into a car with two kids. Thanks to everyone who came, called, or even if you didn't think about us at all yesterday. We had fun.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Bradley's 6th


I'm writing just to be writing.

I keep getting tongue lashings from friends.

Bradley's birthday is today. As we've never thrown him an actual party before, we decided this might be the year.

What was I thinking?

His party is supposed to be at the park. I was having two blow-up toys brought in. Plus they could play on the jungle gyms as well. I would serve pizza and cake and be mom of the year.

Did I mention that it's 43 degrees outside with 25 mph wind. 6-year-olds are resilient, right?

I'm going to have to have it at my house, aren't I?

25 kids have rsvp'd yes. No one has rsvp'd no. I'm in serious trouble and really bad words are swimming through my head.

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