Sunday, August 31, 2008

Day 244

My brother turned me on to this blog..I started reading and thought, "is this for reals?" apparently not!  it's's actually a spoof on the "suddenly trendy mormon blog phenomenon" sure, there are some "real" elements but you've got to read the interviews..  check it out HERE

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Day 243

I just loved how Ryder's shadow superimposes into the orengutan's ..he always has been my little monkey!  {Can't think of a better way to spend a hot summer day than at the zoo!}

Friday, August 29, 2008

Day 242

To lease or not to lease, that was the question 3 years ago!  3 yrs. have come and gone and it was time to turn our old car in.  We realized early on that leasing was a little restricting(we were a little more than 4,000 miles over) and I firmly believe that a car is meant to be driven (more than 12,000 miles a year).  Plus, once the kids got older they had more activities and we wanted to go more places..therefore, we knew we wanted to buy the next car.  We loved our old Denali, it served us well (even though the light interior, which was pretty, was very impractical) So we just went with another one. After 2 white cars in a row, BLACK on BLACK is what we got. Harder to keep clean on the outside, easier on the inside.  Here's hoping this car serves us as well as the last cuz we'll have it a lot longer!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Day 241

the Rain Gutter Regata that never was to was my first activity to attend since being called to be the assistant BEAR leader, however, the rain gutters could not be found.  at least we got home a little earlier than anticipated!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Day 240

My day was going great until this!!  I still don't know the whole story but apparently Ryder and Jayden were jumping off the couch and collided in the air.  I didn't notice the teeth at first, just all the blood spewing from his lip.  So we immediately ran to the pediatric dentist only to learn that he, in fact, broke the roots of both his top teeth and they were both loose, but not loose enough that they would just fall out.  So we get to watch them for 1 week and then reassess if they need to be pulled.  My poor little baby can't be without teeth for 3-4 years.  Do they do cosmetic dentistry that young?  Is that totally vain of me?  Honestly, I'm surprised it took us this long to have an accident like this with the way my boys play together!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Day 239

It's great that they're only 100 calories..however, they are the size of 2 fingers put together so for obvious reasons you can't just have ONE, so the 100 calorie thing is only for those who have the strongest of will power and control {that certainly does not include me!}

Monday, August 25, 2008

Day 238

Ryder's teacher, Mrs. Michelle, came over today for a first visit (in Ryder's comfort zone) before preschool starts.  He just loved her and wondered why she couldn't stay all day to play. He can hardly wait to start school..I, can hardly wait for him to start school.  It's a win - win situation for us all!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Day 237

Jim dreaming about what it will be like to finally sit on a couch!!  {we finally ordered one on Saturday so about 2 more weeks of roughing it!}

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Day 236

We celebrated Theresa's birthday tonight!  First stop, PEDICURES for our tired feet.  Second, Souplantation, birthday girls' request.  And Lastly, we went to the movies.. [ I couldn't resist taking this picture ..while waiting for the movie to start, I looked over and everyone was on their cell phone.  What did we do before technology?]  

Friday, August 22, 2008

Day 235

I spent all day Friday preparing my talk knowing that I'd be gone all day & night on Saturday. I'm talking about Teaching Gospel Principles in the Home, while the entire day I neglected and ignored Ryder, putting dvd in after dvd.. hypocricy at it's best!  

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Day 234

Getting a bite to eat after "Back to School" night!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Day 233

Had a little eyebrow maintenance done today!  Thanks Jenn!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Day 232

Our friend Deb is moving and taking her adorable family with her!  We will sooo miss you guys, but look forward to keeping up with you via blog!  {a final night out with all the girls!  food and great company, it doesn't get much better!}

Monday, August 18, 2008

Day 231 {1st Day of School..Yippee}

New School, New Teachers, New Clothes, New Friends, New Hours...New outlook on life for MOM!!  What a great day!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Day 230

I totally got suckered into buying these, as I sat in line for what seemed liked forever at Linen & Things.  No one pressured me, but being surrounded by all the "As Seen On T.V." products, strategically placed for those in neverending nor moving lines, I found myself picking up all these products and quickly being entranced by the promises they made.  I can honestly say that the HERCULES HOOKs deliver!!  No more anchors {which = huge holes in the wall}, no more really is as simple as they say it is!  For more info go HERE.  Next I'm going to use my MIGHTY PUTTY!  Thank you Billy Mayes!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Day 229

Squeezing in one more trip to the beach before school starts.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Day 228

$76 bucks for school supplies for only 2 kids??  actually, i'd pay that 3 times over for the joy it brings knowing that in 52 hours my cherubs will be nestled in their chairs at SCHOOL!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Day 227

Let's try this again!!  [Don't be deceived by the cute smile, I swear this is the most STUBBORN potty trainer around! For heaven's sake, he's 1 month from being 4!] Any helpful advice is surely welcomed!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Day 226

a product of our intense "people watching" at Sea World. {sadly, this was by far not the worse!}

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Day 225

the one time it's hard not to LOVE them..{when they're asleep!}

Monday, August 11, 2008

Day 224

School starts in 1 week..I'm feeling the need to organize everything!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Day 223

I can say, without hesitation, that Jim is OBSESSED with all things Olympics.  We won't miss one second of action..{I will say, it is nice to fast forward to the winners!}

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Day 222

How I'm spending what little free time I've got!!  I'm just loving this 4th and final book...even though it's so good and I want to get to the end, I'm spacing it out so it won't be over too soon!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Day 221 {Happy 11th to us!}

11 years ago today i married my sweetheart!  {isn't it crazy how young we looked, especially jim}!  kind of a grainy shot, it's a picture of a picture!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Day 220

a few of jayden's kindergarten friend got together for a fun-filled day at the beach!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Day 219

Please say this never has to end!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

Day 217

Skyler was quite the little daredevil and showboat! {showing off for his 5 girl friends by jumping off the 3 story the ocean no less with all sorts of creatures.  I couldn't get pass the thought of sharks!}

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Day 216

"OUR RIDE"  We were invited to join Jim's boss and his most awesome family (and a few of their friends) on their yacht for 5 days 4 nights.  What an amazing adventure we had.  We sailed to Santa Barbara, then to the Channel Islands and finished the trip off in Catalina.  We left Ryder with my mom. Sky and Jayden had the time of their lives.  I wonder if they realize how LUCKY they are?  How lucky we all are! Thanks to the OLD's for an amazing and unforgettable trip of a lifetime!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Day 215

1.)  BEFORE:  just leaving the port where the yacht was docked.
2.) AFTER:  a few hours out at sea on our way up to Santa Barbara, after a Geddie family puke fest.  Go figure, the one with the weakest stomach (Jim) was the only one who didn't lose it!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Day 214

Skyler couldn't wait to see this, but fell asleep during intermission.