Friday, March 28, 2008


So I need to take all my kids to the dentist. I have yet to figure out the best way to find a dentist or a doctor that I will trust and like. Does anyone know a good kids dentist in town that they like?And, Or How often are you supposed to take them to the dentist? I still don't have one that I love either any suggestions.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

For family night we worked in the garden. We had some neighbors come to use a spot in our green house. Ashley and Megan found that playing with there kids was more fun. So I do not have any pictures of her. We are so excited to see are stuff start to grow. We planted, spinach , tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, Peas, sqaush, and lots of other stuff. I am sure you will all see some at your house.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

John Deer adventures

With the weather being so nice Kerry has started the green house and garden. He has also been a big help with keeping the kids entertained. They have been home all week from spring break and all my entertainment ideas are done and gone. As you can see he gets pretty daring by letting the kids drive the lawn mower with all the neighbor kids in tow. Megan and Ashley are becoming quite the drivers and love the power that you get behind the wheel. Lexi, Maddie, Emma and Mason enjoy letting them learn how to drive as long as there in the back. They went down to Breckens and Back

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The sleepover

Emma is sleeping over with Madison tonight. They are so excited, that Madi goes to brush her teeth with Emma and had to make sure that her toothpast is the same as Emmas. Emma then tells me " I am so excited, you guys have the best house and the best toys, can we dress up. " I told her we could tomorrow. She replies " I am so excited we are going to have so much fun!"

We have been very busy around here. The weather has been wonderful. How can you complain about the sun shining bright and the tempature being in the 70's. The kids have played alot outside and I have noticed I am getting tanned arms. I should start wearing swim suits out. Here is a picture of our cute family at eatsa pizza for madisons birthday.
And here is a picture of Lexi that Megan took of her

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Brownie Recipe

A father of some teenage children had the family rule that they could not attend PG-13, R or X rated movies. His three teens wanted to see aparticular popular movie that was playing at local theaters. It was rated PG-13. The teens interviewed friends and even some members of their family's church to find out what was offensive in the movie. The teens made a list of pros and cons about the movie to use to convince their dad that they should be allowed to see it.
The cons were
It contained ONLY 3 swear words!
*The ONLY violence was a building exploding (and you see that on TV all the time they said),
*You actually did not "see" the couple in the movie having sex, it was just implied sex, off camera.
The pros were:
*It was a popular movie, (a blockbuster).
*Everyone was seeing it.
*If the teens saw the movie then they would not feel left out when their friends discussed it.
*The movie contained a good story and plot.
*It had some great adventure and suspense in it.
*There were some fantastic special effects in this movie.
*The movie's stars were some of the most talented actors in Hollywood .
*It probably would be nominated for several awards.
*Many members of their Christian church, including the Bishop, had even seen the movie and said it wasn't really "that bad".
Therefore, since there were more pros than cons the teens asked their father to reconsider his position on just this ONE movie and let them have permission to go see it. The father looked at the list and thought for a few minutes. He said he could tell his children had spent some time and thought on this request. He asked if he could have a day to think about it before making his decision. The teens were thrilled, thinking, "Now we've got him! Our argument is too good! Dad can't turn us down!" So, they happily agreed to let him have a day to think about their request. The next evening the Father called his three teenagers, who were smiling smugly, into the living room. There on the coffee table he had a plate of brownies. The teens were puzzled. The father told his children he had thought about their request and had decided that if they would eat the brownies, then he would let them go to the movie. But, he explained, just like the movie, the brownies had pros and cons.
The pros were :
*They were made with the finest chocolate and other good ingredients.
*They had the added special effect of yummy walnuts in them.
*The brownies were moist and fresh with wonderful chocolate frosting on top.
*He had made these fantastic brownies using an award-winning recipe.
*And best of all, the brownies had been made lovingly by the hand of their own father.

The brownies only had one con :
*He had included a little bit of a special ingredient: The brownies contained just a small amount of dog poop.
But he had mixed the dough welland they probably would not even be able to taste the dog poop and he had baked it at 350 degrees so hopefully any bacteria or germs from the dog poop had probably been destroyed. Therefore, if any of his children could stand to eat the brownies which included just a "little bit of crap" and not be affected by it, then he knew they would also be able to see the movie with "just a little bit of smut" and not be affected. Of course, none of the teens would eat the brownies and the smug smiles had left their faces. Now when his teenagers ask permission to do something he KNOWS THEY SHOULDN'T BE DOING the father just asks, "Would you like me to whip up a batch of my special brownies?"

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My Post

Lori informed me today that I needed to post. I know that I haven't posted much. Kerry has sort of taken over my blog.
Megan has started to be my fashion police. When I am dressed and ready to go somewhere I will get a " you look cute" Or " Are you really going to where that.". On the last comment, how do I respond to that?
My first responce is one I cannot repeat and the other would be
"does it look that bad?"
She has been fun to have around. She really is starting to get a fashion sense.

Ashley on the other hand has become the second Mom. She will tell the little girls. "get in your seat belt and I will get you a treat" Sometimes it is great to have a second mom and the other times it is nothing but a pain.

Maddie and Lexi are just obsessed with Lori, Emma and Mason. And I am pretty sure it goes both ways.
I love the fact that Emma and Mason constantly come to visit ( and my kids do the same) And to top off my fame as an Aunt, Hallie wishes to spend all her time at our house too. I would almost have to bet that I am becoming the favorite around here. I would think that if anyone would like to compete with me we can set a time and date. (just warn me so I can get the treats and dress up's out as a bribe:)
AKA the favorite aunt of all