"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, September 30, 2008


1. After swinging in the swing Kamrie said,"Wow! My bangs are tired. I need to take a rest."

2. This morning's conversation:
Kamrie: "What are you doing mom?"
Mom: "I'm taking some pork chops out of the freezer for dinner tonight."
Kamrie: "Ohhhhh"
A couple of minutes later while eating breakfast
Kamrie: "Tyler! Save some room buddy!! We're going to eat a pig!"

3. During dinner Ryan and I were eating our salad first because the main course was still a little hot from the oven. When Kamrie noticed that the food was too hot, she got off her chair and came around and blew on all of our food. She then sat down and said, "I have really good air."

4. Kamrie had a friend in the car today. This was their conversation:
Friend: Kamrie, I have a secret.
Kamrie: What is it?
Friend: I'm going home to have some lunch.
Kamrie: Oh. My mom never lets me have lunch!

What???? I've fed her lunch every day of her life! What a nut.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Ryan took Kamrie to a Home Depot workshop last weekend. They had a great time cutting, hammering, gluing, and spending time together. I enjoyed only have one child all morning! Win Win!

This weeks funnies:
1. In her prayers last night Kamrie said, "Please bless dad's whiskers so that when he gives me a smackeroo they won't be too scratchy."

2. On a walk yesterday we saw a worm. This is the conversation:
Mom: Oh look Kamrie. There's a worm on the sidewalk!
Kamrie: Open up mom, tastes like chicken!

3. After getting a scratch on her ear, Kamrie said, "I can't hear! I have a scratch on my ear, and I'll never ever EVER hear in my ear EVER again!"

Soooooo dramatic.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Funnies and highlights

This weeks Funnies:
(I usually just send these to family, but thought it would be fun to start posting them on the blog as well. we go!)

1. After a long and messy day with Tyler, Kamrie included in her prayer, "And please bless that Tyler won't be curious anymore. He's giving me a headache!" (Amen kamrie!)

2. Kamrie: "Mom look! There's blood in my eye!" (said as she was pulling down both of her eye lids)

3. Kamrie: "What are you eating mom? OH! I love hoe-ments!" (meaning almonds)

4. Kamrie asked me yesterday if we could go swimming. I told her it was too cold and cloudy to go swimming today. She than went over to the window and said, "Oh please clouds go away. Oh please."

5. Kamrie singing: "B-I-itchy-nose, B-I-itchy-nose, B-I-itchy-nose, and BINGO was his name-o!" (the song some times does sound like itchy nose, doesn't it!)

Some previous funnies I haven't blogged yet:
1. When I opened Kamrie's bedroom door I noticed a lot of trash laying on the floor (ripped up pieces of paper) and I said, "Boy! There sure is a lot of paper that needs to be picked up in here!" Kamrie, with a straight face than said, "Good thing you have two hands Mom!"

2. (Kamrie) Mom, it would make me soooooo happy if you go down and clean up my toys for me.

3. (Kamrie) Mom, if you do your jobs right away, then I will take you to the park.

4. (kamrie) Orange Macaroni and Cheese? That's incredible!!

5. (Kamrie) My fingers said that after rest time I can have some more bread.

Recent Embarrassing moments:
1. We were walking down an isle at Walmart when we saw a teenage boy with long hair putting things on the shelves. Kamrie asked, "Excuse me. Are you a boy or a girl?" Yikes!

2. A couple of days later at that same walmart, only in the check out line, Kamrie told the cashier, "Did you know my dad has whiskers on his face and my mom has whiskers on her legs?" AHHHH! Where do these thoughts come from??

1. Tyler is pacifier free!! (I don't quite know if that is a highlight yet or not, as he is still crying for it at night. Ask me next week.)
2. Tyler started putting two words together like: "apple please", "up mom", and "more milk"
3. Tyler does a "dizzy dance" upon request. It looks just like it funny.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Family vacation to northern Minnesota

The beginning of September we took a family vacation to northern Minnesota (about 10 miles away from the Canadian boarder)
The drive up there was beautiful! Most of it was right on the coast of Lake Superior.
We saw many waterfalls and light houses along the way.
For 3 days we had our own cabin and (what felt like) our own personal lake.
We had so much fun boating, fishing, and relaxing!And the scenery was beautiful!

We will definitely be going back next year!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Finger painting

Let the creative juices fly kiddos!

Thank goodness for washable paint!