Monday, November 23, 2009

Chicken and Tootsie Rolls

Every night when we put the kids to bed we take turns telling stories. Tonight I thought Dayton's story was pretty interesting so I thought I would write it down so I don't forget.

"Once upon a time there was a little boy and his mom asked him to go to the store to buy some chicken for dinner. When he was at the store he saw some tootsie rolls and he loved tootsie rolls so he bought those instead. Then he was like, "oh no" my mom is going to be so mad at me for not getting chicken so he cut off his butt cheek and gave that to his mom and she cooked it up and they ate it for dinner. After dinner she said "mmmm, that was the best chicken I ever had" and gave him some more money for him to go buy the same chicken. So he went back to the store and once again saw the tootsie rolls and spent all the money on that. He decided he better cut off his other butt cheek and gave that to his mom and she cooked it and they ate that too. The next day when he was at school his mom was in his room and saw lots and lots of tootsie roll wrappers and when he got home she said, "you know the rule, your not suppose to eat that much candy!". So she pulled down his pants to give him a spanking but he didn't have a bum. The end.

So after Dayton was done telling his story I asked him where he heard that story from and he said "GRANDMA JENSEN!" ha ha ha, I think that is the funniest part. Oh my, our posterity is doomed.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Moon

Any teenage girl (or young hip mom) will tell you that Stephanie Meyer's Twilight books and movie premiers are worth losing a bit of sleep over. I hosted a pre-movie New Moon party for some of my favorite ladies and we had a ball and then headed to the midnight movie! We had trivia games and lots of yummy food. Although Team Jacob kicked Team Edward's butt (even with all my subtle and not so subtle hints) in Family Feud we all know who gets the girl in the end so I guess it was okay.
Scary/Funny/Goofy face picture
Susan Yates and I made "Team Edward" shirts!
My friend Jarrie with her daughter Paige worshipping the same wolf what's his name?

I have the cutest friends don't I?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 11th

I can't let this day go by without expressing my gratitude for my family. I love them all so much. Kaylee Ann came in and out of the world five years ago today but has stayed and will stay in our hearts forever. We love you. "God be with you til we meet again."

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Well, we have lived in Erie for a little over two years now so you know what that means. Time to move! Actually when we bought this home we thought we would live here forever but last week Travis was offered a District Manager position that will take us to Phoenix. We have been so blessed to live in many different cities and we have loved every one of them. The hard part of moving is of course leaving those we truly, truly love behind. I wish we could just pack them all up and take them with us. Thank goodness for FB, blogging, emails and good old fashioned phone calls. We are in the very beginning stages of this move so I'll write more when more is happening. It's never dull around here is it!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween or Bust! Or a Busted Halloween?

So this Halloween I was completely on top of everything! Oh wait.....I mean I was so not on top of anything! The week started out with Travis being in California for the week. We were expecting Grandma and Grandpa Jensen to come for the Halloween weekend but Wednesday and Thursday of the week the Heaven's opened and decided to pour out loads of snow onto us. The good news is the kids got one snow day out of it where they didn't have to go to school and the really good news is that the kids only had one day instead of two like other neighboring schools. :) By Friday the snow had cleared and the kids were happy to go to school and have their school Halloween parties. I was able to share a halloween story with Landon's class for his party and the "good" moms had some fun games and treats for the kids. Unfortunately because of the snow Grandma and Grandpa Jensen were not able to make the trip from Utah and so we celebrated Halloween without them. Friday night we went to the ward trunk or treat and the kids got plenty of candy. Saturday we were planning to go pick pumpkins from the pumpkin patch but since they were covered in snow we checked the stores instead.....Guess what--no pumpkins. We had two pumpkins from our garden so Landon and Dayton quickly laid claim to those and poor Reece got stuck carving an apple---ha ha, he was just as happy though. Saturday night Travis took the boys up to the Vista Ridge neighborhood and they went trick or treating with the boys friends the Simpson's. Sadie and I were on candy patrol at home and Sadie had fun waving at all the ghosts and goblins that came to our door--even with the sceeerie apple out front. The kids were worn out and went right to sleep. And no I didn't get ANY pictures of the kids in their costumes. (What kind of mother am I?) Landon was a scary skeleton guy, Dayton was a football player, Reece was Winnie the Pooh, and Sadie was Little Red Riding Hood. The best part of Halloween night?? The fact that I didn't have to do sharing time or conduct the next day! Yahoo! Is this post too real world? (and on Sunday morning we forgot it was Daylight Savings and we arrived at church an hour early....duh)

No School! It's a snow Day!

Wednesday and Thursday right before Halloween we got a ton of snow! The kids were very disappointed that they couldn't go to school---NOT!

Our entire firepit was buried. Luckily for Travis he was in sunny California. Mom is tough though and we held down the fort on our own.

I Love SuperBus!

Reece participated in the superbus gymnastic program at the Erie rec center and had a great time.