Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas FUN

I have been having as much fun as my four year old. (if not more) The day it snowed a ton we stayed inside and made gingerbread houses out of gram crackers. It was going well until the roof caved in. Instead of fixing it we turned it into a railroad car.

If you couldn't tell our marshmallows are snowmen.

Rhett took Ruston outside to build a snowman but the snow was too soft so they had a snow fight instead. They couldn't even pack snowballs.

To everyone who sent us a Christmas card thank you. To all of our friends and family that didn't receive one from us please don't feel bad we didn't get around to making one this year. But if we did we definitely would have sent you one! It might have even looked something like these pictures we took Saturday.

We wish all of you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We just enjoyed the annual ALDER SUPER SATURDAY. Thanks Mom & Dad it was really fun. I love my family so much and it is always fun and crazy when we get together.

I just want to let everyone know how much we love and appreciate them. This past year has been rather challenging to say the least. I became very emotional today as I thought about how blessed we are, and how many things are going right for us. I cried all through Relief Society today as I thought about the real meaning of Christmas and the birth of our Savior. I could not help but feel of his love for me and my family. I hope that all of you take the time to feel the spirit of Christ as you celebrate this Christmas Season. An overwhelming feeling of peace, love and gratitude came over me and touched my heart in a way that I will never forget. I am so thankful for my wonderful husband and family. Thank you Mom and Dad for all the fun Christmas memories you provided us growing up.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ruston wanted to make sugar cookies for Christmas time. He was so excited to be my helper, but when he turned the mixer on powder sugar went everywhere. While I was getting the camera he was busy licking all of it up as fast as he could. It was really funny then Annie wanted in on the mess and it was time for me to step in and clean it up before it got tracked all over the house.
Last night for FHE we took the kids to the ZOO lights. It was cold but we dressed warm enough to have a great time with no Whining. Ruston liked the alligators and snakes the most. Annie got to watch a monkey jump to a branch right in front of her face it was pretty exciting.

Sorry these pictures are so bad I couldn't get the night setting on before my batteries died.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I love Christmas Time!

I have truly been enjoying this holiday season. It has been so much fun to experience with my children. Ruston is so excited about everything. I love watching his face light up and his eyes sparkle when we talk about Christmas. We set up a tree and I let Ruston decorate it and I didn't even move the decorations he put on even though they are all in one spot almost tipping our little tree over. Next we set up a little Christmas tree with a train around it on the ping pong table so the kids can play with it all season. It has been a hit!

Annie loves her Daddy anytime he is around she wants him to hold her. Which I love because then I can work on my stuff without her on my lap.
I went to the doctor for my four month check up and everything is great, my next appointment I will find out what we are having my guess is a boy but we will see.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We went to my brother Adam's house and had a great time. Rick hit my pinkie finger with the air hockey puck and I didn't think I would recover, but today it seems to be fine. We missed KayLyn and hope that she had a nice day.
I am grateful for a lot of things but messes aren't really one of them. Annie has been testing out her independence lately and I have had a lot to clean up. On Thanksgiving morning I ran down stairs to get a can of green beans and when I came back she had dumped out the entire box of cereal trying to get more.
Tonight she decided that her pancakes needed milk on them and dumped milk all over her plate the table and floor. I was five feet away finishing a skirt for her Christmas but could not get there in time.
Ruston loved the skirt and want to be a ballerina. Actually it was really cute he said "Mom now Annie can be Cinderella and I can be the prince."
Ruston decided to cut his own hair, so I had to buzz the rest off. He is very proud to look like uncle Rick. He got a lot of attention from everyone about his hair cut so I am hoping he doesn't do it again. I am so thankful for my awesome family and friends. I love being a mom even with the challenges. I have been so blessed.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dino Fun

For family home evening we took the kids to the Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point. Ruston is so into Dinosaurs these days he couldn't wait to go again and Rhett had never been so it made for a great night.

Digging for bones

Shark Attack

Building an Island

Monday, November 3, 2008

Excited & Expecting

Hey for everyone we haven't told yet we are expecting a baby the end of May. I went to my first appointment today and I am 11 weeks along. I am really excited about it. Ruston is telling me that if I have a new baby Annie gets to be his baby. Today he told me that I couldn't change his baby's diaper. I asked if he wanted to and he wrinkled up his nose and said NO I guess you can do it.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We had a great Halloween. We went to Grandma Kat's Halloween parade at her elementary school. Ruston loved all of the costumes. He was fascinated by all the big hair wigs. Then we trick or treated his aunts Ruth & Rachel at their jobs. We went to a trunk or treat with the cousins after which the cousins got to have a sleepover party. It was so much fun for Ruston.

Cowboy RUSTY

Annie loved eating all the candy she could sneak. She was a witch with major attitude! If anyone tried to take any candy away from her she would throw a fit kicking and screaming. I kept thinking how fitting her costume was.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Back On Line

Many of you know how impulsive Rhett and I are. We decided to up and move from Stansbury Park to Lehi. We are going to stay with Rhett's parents for a while and pay down some things. So after two weeks with no Internet I had had enough!! Today about 1:00am Rhett got me back on line! I was so excited I got up about 6:00 am ready to find out what I had missed over the last two weeks. I love the World Wide Web. Seriously what would we do without it, I have been going crazy.

Mindy & Lori told me that I had been tagged for Quirks I have so here they are:

1 I have to have a detailed plan. I like to know exactly what, when, where, and why we are doing anything. (This drives Rhett nuts because he is a fly by the sit of his pants kind of guy)

2 I like to have it quiet during a discussion. If we are driving I will turn the radio down to talk to Rhett and he will turn it up before he answers me it drives me insane.

3 I waste a lot of time analyzing my purchases. Just this week I was looking for a new pair of brown boots for winter to ware with skirts or pants. I found a pair I kind of liked and instead of just buying them, I thought I wonder if I will find something I like more. So I went to four more stores and came home empty handed.

4 I don't mind washing dishes but when it comes to pans I would rather leave them in the sink until I can no longer stand the clutter and then I take care of them. It would be a lot easy and cleaner to just wash them all at once.

5 I don't like it when picture frames are not straight on the wall. Like if they have been bumped so one corner is higher then the other. I went into a house the other day and every picture was messed up. (Probably from kids running through the house, or throwing things) If I would have known the person better I would have fixed all of them. Instead I just stared at them the entire time we where there unable to ignore them.

6 I feel stir crazy and claustrophobic when Ruston or Annie is climbing all over me or touching my face. I need my bubble!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Four Fun!!

We just celebrated Ruston's fourth birthday! I think he is getting old enough but he would much rather be five. He lists everyone he knows who is five and tells me as soon as he is done being four then he will be five. It took me along time to convince him that he had to be four first and couldn't just skip it.

Annie had so much fun at Ruston's party but for hours before it started she was begging for cupcakes. She would grab my hand and drag me over and point on her tippy toes.
Audrey wanted a horse balloon instead of a dog or a dinosaur. I made the mistake of telling her to get her dog balloon to take it home and she said "Jan it is not a dog it is my bea-uti-ful green horse." the long tail should have given it away
We took the kids fishing and they couldn't get enough of it so after all the candy fish were gone we busted out the magnet fish and poles.

Annie finally got her cupcake! Truth be told I think she ate at least three!That thing around her arm is not a purse but her skirt. She took it off and wore it around like a purse for at least an hour it was so funny.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Crazy Ducks

My friend beth and I took the kids to feed the ducks one afternoon this week. These ducks are use to being feed all day long by different kids that come to play at the lake. I guess they haven't recieved as much food now that school has started, because the ducks were crazy and attacking us.

This duck ate the bread right out of Annie's hand and scared her half to death. She was so upset, poor girl. Don't worry that duck got kicked!

Friday, September 26, 2008


I love fall weather, and all of the colors. I took the kids on a picnic up the canyon to show Ruston the leaves and to gather some for an art project. It was beautiful. I was trying to take some fun pictures but the kids would not hold still and it was a little colder than I thought it would be, so Annie has beautiful snot in all of the pictures, oh and I should have given them the lunch afterwards so they weren't wearing it. So the pictures didn't turn out as I had hoped, but it was fun.

Annie would not let me hold her hand or help her in anyway so she kept falling down on the rocks. She was more interested in picking up other people trash then the leaves on the ground and she got really really mad when I pulled a half empty beer bottle away from her before she could put her mouth on it.