Tuesday, August 31, 2010

two hundred forty-three: 365

Silly Bandz..they're all the rage with the kids right now!

Monday, August 30, 2010

two hundred forty-two: 365

A little football in the park. Ask Skyler and Jayden, and their parents are CHEATERS!
Ask Ryder, and he scored 10 goals! I think our lesson should have been on good sportsmanship!
A family of all boys and me, no, we're not competitive at all!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

two hundred forty-one: 365

Finishing off the trip with a big plate of fresh, fried shrimp and chips from the pier!
Is it any wonder that it is officially called "pleasure pier"?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

two hundred forty: 365

Ahhhhhh.....this is the life! Can you guess the toes!
{Julie..can you see I fixed your toes :) just as promised!}

Friday, August 27, 2010

two hundred thirty-nine: 365

The beauty of a girls' weekend:
fun, friends, laughs, endless eating, no make-up or
even really doing your hair (for that matter), movies our husbands would never watch(Jane Eyre), lounging, catching up on "current" events (with celebrities), REST!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

two hundred thirty-eight: 365

Shouldn't all girls' weekends start in COMPTON?
We missed our boat because we were leisurely dining at Corner Bakery, so we decided
to find the closest Target, to the boat, to buy some snacks..{can you not see a theme..all we did
this weekend was EAT!} Chanin and Julie were a little afraid, but I made them face
their fears. We were the only white girls in the store and stuck out just a bit, but everyone was so friendly to us!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

two hundred thirty-seven:365

We had a freakish summer thunder/lightening & rain storm this afternoon. The lightening was
incredible..it even struck down and started a little fire not far from our house. The boys loved it until they heard the thunder...then they'd run back inside!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

two hundred thirty-six: 365

I couldn't find my keys in my purse {I have no idea why?} so I decided to dump it!
My purse is a little indicative to what my life is right now..a little chaotic!
What's in your purse?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

two hundred thirty-four: 365

I babysat my friend Nickie's little boy Thomas, for the past 8 days while she and her husband went on a cruise {with one of my old high school boyfriends..weird}! He was a great, built-in play date for Ryder, who loved having someone around 24-7. They had their little spats, but all in all, they were great buddies.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

two hundred thirty-three: 365

The LEGO party was a hit! It's hard to get in the spirit of the party when the birthday was a month ago, but we pulled it together for Jayden's sake. The slip and slide and pool hit the spot on this very hot day! Jim was the built in entertainment in the pool, throwing and flipping kids. They loved the pinata and playing the Wii LEGO games. It was an amazingly low key birthday with very minimal craziness. I think 10 boys was a great number, and at 8 years old, they can keep themselves pretty much occupied with minimal parental involvement.
The "It's Great to be 8" train has now left the station!

Friday, August 20, 2010

two hundred thirty-two: 365

Silly me..thinking that I would find LEGO stuff at party city or target! There was nothing LEGO to be found anywhere and I had only a couple of days, so ordering online wasn't going to work. The next best solution...create your own stuff. So that's just what I did!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

two hundred thirty-one: 365

We have evolved with our family scripture study thanks to the iPAD. It solved the problem of not having good lighting in our family room.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

two hundred thirty: 365

Sure..I can pull together Jayden's long awaited birthday party {his birthday was in July} in 3 days! Why not! Better to do it quickly then to fester over it for a week! Jayden knew one thing, and that was that he wanted a LEGO party!
{fyi: I got the candy legos at Sweet Factory..aren't they cute!}

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

two hundred twenty-nine: 365

Jayden's 1st PACK MEETING!! {as a wolf}

Monday, August 16, 2010

two hundred twenty-eight: 365

The Birthday Girl!
After another night of benging on fried, greasy, but delicious food, we decided to
walk off our glutenous state through the mall. We just about died when seeing
this swimsuit. Theresa is TALL, so I don't know who in the world could possibly
have this long of torso. No wonder it was only $3.99. I only wish the picture
could show how minimal the back was..there was barely enough fabric to connect
the front and the back together. Maybe this was just funny to us in our punchy, food
induced insanity.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

two hundred twenty-seven: 365

I love that I was able to catch this little "one on one" time between
Jim and Ryder. I think it was exactly what this little monkey needed
with Jim having been gone all last week!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

two hundred twenty-six: 365

After a 2 year hiatus, I have been released from cub scouts and put back
into Young Women's as Laurel Advisor
(call me crazy, but I really did love cub scouts!)
but I'm totally excited to be working in YW's again.
I had just a little sample of how incredible these
girls are on our High Adventure Trip..I can't wait to see what other
adventures this calling will bring my way!

Krista and Carly..2 of my darling Laurels at the Multi-Stake Beach Party

Friday, August 13, 2010

two hundred twenty-five: 365

Jims finally coming home! He's been in Las Vegas all week for a medicare conference..
thanks Pres. Obama for all these wonderful medical changes, they're SUPER!!
{hopefully you can sense my sarcasm}

Thursday, August 12, 2010

two hundred twenty-four: 365

Enrichment tonight was geared towards more meaningful
Family Home Evenings.
One of the activities was a FHE packet exchange. Can't wait to use some of these fun, new ideas.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

two hundred twenty-three: 365


Kindergarten, 6th Grade (1st day of Middle School), 3rd grade

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

two hundred twenty-two:365

I put this off as long as possible..it was my way to revolt against school starting up so soon! Plus, it's disheartening when you see school supplies being stocked in the beginning of July. Thank goodness for Wal-mart (one of the only times you'll hear me say that). My total was $76.00. Just imagine had I gone somewhere else. You've got to love a box of crayola crayons for only $0.25!

Monday, August 9, 2010

two hundred twenty-one:365

Today was the day that Jayden found out who his teacher was! (We already knew Ryder had Mrs. Ellevold because she called him on Saturday..we couldn't be more thrilled!!) I gasped when I looked at the class list! 15 MALES and only 7 females..one of those males being Ryder...heaven help this poor teacher!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

two hundred twenty: 365 {happy 13th anniversary to us!}

It's nice to know that after 13 years of marriage, I can still shock him! I'm not known for my gift giving. In fact, I will admit, I tend to lean on the frugal side of things whereas Jim, he is the complete opposite! He loves to spoil me...money never seems to be an issue. Well this year I decided to surprise him and show him that I do have the ability to spoil him, materialistically speaking. I got him an ipad. He's been talking all about them, never in a million years thinking that I would kick down to actually buy one! He deserve this and so much more! Thanks for an incredible 13 years!! I love you! {seriously..could we not get a better anniversary picture? maybe next year we can be in one together!}

Saturday, August 7, 2010

two hundred nineteen: 365

Jayden's Baptism Day!
It was such a beautiful and special day! Thanks to all the many friends and family that came and helped us celebrate this important occasion.

Friday, August 6, 2010

two hundred eighteen: 365

While waiting around for 3 hours for the carpet cleaners, Dad Geddie installed my $30 (regularly $250) chandelier that has been sitting on the floor, in my living room, for about 4 months!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

two hundred seventeen: 365

Skyler registered for middle school today..sniff, sniff! For fear of embarrassing him, I waited to snap my potd when we were in our own little photo bubble. Minimal embarrassment but still I got flack from him. I've got to realize that he's not my baby anymore and I will have to get sneaky with my picture taking. At this age, anything and everything from a parent is embarrassing!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

two hundred sixteen: 365

My dearest sweet friends put together a little birthday party for me tonight at the Yard House! There is nothing I love better than eating, laughing and having fun with the girls. Thank you girls for an incredible night! I felt so spoiled and loved!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

two hundred fifteen: 365

As I was putting things away upstairs I smelt a terrible burning smell. I got really worried when I couldn't find the source. I was thinking something in the attic was on fire..until I looked closely into Jayden's ceiling fan and found a plastic lizard stuck in the light, melting to the light bulb.

Monday, August 2, 2010

two hundred fourteen: 365

Today was closet and drawer day in the Geddie home! I started at 9:30 a.m. and didn't finish until around 9:00 at night..with only a few interruptions in between! How refreshing it felt to get rid of all the boys stained and ripped shirts and clothes that just didn't fit! I had 3 huge trash bags full of clothes going to goodwill. Ahh...I love a color coordinated closet. Now if only the men in my life could catch the vision!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

two hundred thirteen: 365

I think I have a collective nature about myself. When we were at the Denver mint this summer, I decided to start collecting the Presidential dollar coins! I had loved collecting all the state quarter for the past several years and was up to a new challenge. Apparently this program started in 2007 and I was about 15 presidents behind. Jim had heard my subtle hints and knows my love of collecting and decided, for my birthday, he would find all the Presidents I was missing (thanks ebay). He took it one step further..not only did he get me each of the first 15 presidents from both the DENVER and PHILADELPHIA mints, but he got coins that had never been in circulation! THAT IS LOVE! What a great listener and gift giver he is! (I also got an incredible underwater digital camera that I can't wait to use!)