"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

We're Leaving On A Jet Plane

All our bags are packed, we're ready to go!
We're sick of being in all this snow.
We hate to fly, but we're ready to say goodbye.
It's -37 in Rochester,
Irvine is 100 degrees warmer!
Already, we're so excited we could die....

'Cause we're leavin' on a jet plane
Unfortunately we'll be back again.
Oh babe, we've gotta go!

The Taxi's waitin', it's blowin it's horn.
Where's Tyler? Kamrie, your shirt is torn?!
Let's grab our bags, I think we're ready to go....

'Cause we're leavin' on a jet plane
Unfortunately we'll be back again.
Oh babe, We've gotta go!

See you in two weeks!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Kamrie is definitely my thrill seeker! Somedays I feel as if she spends more time upside down than right side up.

Gramie and Grandad gave her a slide for Christmas, and it was only a matter of time before she started attempting stunts off of it. This is the stunt she nicknamed "THE WHALE"! (notice her favorite toy in her hand aka her partner in stunt crime lightning McQueen)

Yes! She really is LEAPING off the top of the slide. The first couple of times she did this it was without the pillows! I finally realized that this was going to be a pattern, so I put some couch cushions down for my sake. And the crazy thing about this is Ryan was the one who had to get stitches this week!


I always get a chuckle when the nice man at the check out line finds out that I am a stay at home mom and asks the question, "So, what do you do all day?" It has only happened a handful of times, but my first reaction is to give him a mouthful of answers. I usually end up biting my tongue and smiling without a response at all. As bambi put it, "If I can't say something nice, it's best not to say anything at all". Right?
When this happens, however, it does make me stop to think about the question. I find myself asking, "So what do I REALLY do all day?" The answer is usually the same. I wake up (from the kids screaming of course), feed the kids, clean up after the kids, play with the kids, feed the kids again, bathe the kids, and then put the kids to bed and start all over the next day. So why does this process take the entire day you ask...???

So now it's my turn to ask. What do you do during the day?