"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, December 30, 2008

Eggs Anyone?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Post for Tyler

Tyler LOVES to eat!
.....and eat....
and EAT!
Could he be working on becoming a professional eater when he grows up?
Or perhaps an artist?
Or maybe he'll be a builder?
Or a famous rock climber?
(notice he didn't use a stool to climb up. )
Or a world class chef?
Any way you look at it, Tyler has a lot going for him. However................

These DOUBLE locked cupboard doors,
Tied down kitchen chairs,
And BOLTED pantry doors should postpone the creativity hopefully a little while longer. Ahhhh Tyler. What can we say? You're certainly a buster, and we love you to pieces!

Monday, December 8, 2008


Has it really been two months since my last post? Oh my. Here were the highlights of October and November:

My cousin works at Disney World, and I spent a day with her while Ryan was at an Anesthesia conference.
A date at Epcot with Ryan

We were able to see our brother-in-law at the airport for an hour during a lay over. Congrats Jonathan on matching in Dermatology!!!!!
Halloween with good friends!
(Yes, Tyler really is wearing a shower cap)

Napoleon Dynamite party in November

Ryan dressed up as Uncle Rico

I dressed up as Deb


(I think I'm still full)

And pictures with Santa

Hummmm....Naughty and nice???

I've also been working on a lot of sewing projects, but I'll post the pictures after Christmas! ;) (actually, knowing me and blogging, it may be after Easter!!!)

I'm not even going to try to catch up on Kamrie-isms, but here are a few for this past week:
1. Mom: Good morning Kamrie. How did you sleep?
Kamrie: Great. I went to sleep quite quickly thank you.

2. Kamrie said, "That's incredible." while commenting on a picture in a book. I then asked her if she knew what incredible meant. This is what she said: "Sure I do mom. It's when you flush the toilet in the morning and Tyler doesn't wake up. That is incredible!"

3. Kamrie asked for toast and cereal for breakfast. As I was getting out the toaster, she reminded me again that she wanted cereal as well. I told her that I can only get one thing out at a time. She then said, "Well you know, mom. You can always pray for longer arms."

4. I asked Kamrie to watch Tyler for a minute while I finished cleaning up the kitchen. She said,"Ok. I'll keep my eye on Tyler. Well, a big part of my eye at least."

5. Kamrie: "I have a headache. I think it's in my mouth. There. I swallowed it."

6. Kamrie: "I finished my dinner, and put my plate in the sink. Now I can do absolutely anything."

7. Dad and Kamrie Conversation:
Dad: What is the holy ghost?
Kamrie: It's no one, Dad. Just think about it.

8. After a 10 minute FHE lesson on the sacrament I asked:
Mom: Kamrie, why do we take the bread and water during the sacrament again?
Kamrie: Because we're hungry and we already ate our fruit snacks.

More on Tyler soon. But for now, know that he is busy busy BUSY, and he just melts my heart. Definitely a mama's boy, and I love it!