Saturday, February 23, 2008

Fondant Fun and Not the mom of the year!




         








I will have to say I am not as good at playing with my kids as I would like to be but we love to cook and bake and dance to loud music! This week Rilee helped me make a cake for a baby shower and she really loved rolling out the fondant and cutting out each little flower. She did a great job helping! I love these moments with her and it is so fun to hear her jabber about the life of a second grader! After sampling a few cupcakes and licking the bowl, Rilee said, "Mom, I had too much treats so I need to go FLOSSL(floss)!"   
Treyvan almost lost his life a few times trying to "help" and almost knocking over the cake and sticking his finger in the cupcakes. He was really happy to just eat the cupcakes and he was really good at putting the liners in the pans!
Speaking of Treyvan, this brings me to why I should get the mom of the year award!
Treyvan: "Mom, sometimes parents say bad words."
Me: "Oh yeah?"
Treyvan: "kids can't but parents can because they are taller!"
I love this boy and he always has something to say that makes me laugh, just like his dad!

Orange Advance Belt


Who would have known that my sweet and shy little Rilee would be good at Tai Kwando? She was so excited to test and move from a white belt to an orange advance (skipping the orange).  We are so glad that Steph told us about this class.  Rilee and Treyvan love to go with their cousins Connor and Kenna.  Every one was testing except for Treyvan ( he looked pitiful in the corner with the little kids) but he was a good sport and excited for Connor Kenna and Rilee to get their new belts! Congratulations guys!  If you can't tell from the picture, Treyvan absolutley loves Connor! He wants to eat what Connor does, wear what Connor does etc, etc. The other Day Treyvan asked, "Can Connor be my Brother?"  Connor is so sweet to let Treyvan follow him around. 

ValentiMes Day!


For ValentiMes he kids always get cute Jammies! We make a cake for Matt and decorate his office with hearts.  This year we only did the cake!  Every year I give Rilee (now Rowyn too) a bracelet and Treyvan a "Guy" and Chocolate. He has a major sweet tooth! The bracelets are so sweet!  I love them!  I love too see my BIG FAT BABY on the website too!  We always make pink pancakes for breakfast and have heart shaped PB and J for lunch!  Cheesy but fun! Our favorite part about Valentines is doorbell ditching a treat on some ones door!!!  Ok, I just have to say that this year Matt did really Great!  He woke me up and gave me a sweet card(that he admitted came from the sports illustrated:) ha ha!) and gave me a gift certificate to Nordstrom!  The best part is that he made me a CD!  I love it and my kids ask to listen to the CD Dad made me every day!  To top it all off, we went with Jen and Chris to Ruth's Chris...YUM!  Thanks for being the greatest hubby ever, I love you Matt!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Bobo's Birthday!

Johnny turned the big 30 on the 15th and we (Johnny Steph, Me Matt, Josh and Liz) went to ESPN ZONE to celebrate!  We had a great time playing games before we ate (even me Steph). Steph beat Matt at Air Hockey and Matt was happy to beat everyone at hoops! The food was yummy as always and after dinner we went to Coca Cola Factory like tourists. We got a Coke float and sampled lots of other kinds of floats....my favorite was cherry slurpee float yum! We had a blast!  Johnny is the greatest Brother ever!  I love how Matt and Johnny are so much alike(even the way they walk...make sure you know who's rear you are pinching!) Johnny is a great friend and we could not ask for a better brother.  I always wanted an OLDER Brother:) and I  could not think of a better choice! We Love you Johnny!  (you too Steph!) Thanks again for dinner!  

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tagged again!!!!

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning. 
B.  Each player answers the questions about themselves.
c. At the end of the post, the player tags 4 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know they are tagged.

10 years ago I was: Moved back to Vegas, Starting to go back to church and turning my mess of a life around. (I was good at making a mess!) Soon after I was set up on a blind date with my wonderful Prince charming Matt! Yeah!!  6 months later married in the Las Vegas Temple.

5 things on my to do list for today: 1. Pay bills 2. Go to spin class at the Gym 3. Go to Costco and Wal-Mart for groceries 4. Laundry  5. Start baby shower cake  

4 things I would do if I became a billionaire: 1. Buy a beach house in Cali. 2. Travel! 3. Have my Dad help me Build my dream house 4. Buy a Cabin in Cedar.

3 bad habits: 1. Picking at my face.(why do I get zits anyway? Puberty is over!) 2. Overbooking myself .(I can fit it all in right?) 3. Staying up way too late! (who needs to sleep?)  

5 places I have lived: 1. Sandy, Utah 2. Solitude Skii Resort, in Utah  3 Vegas  4.Tokyo, Japan  5.Provo, Utah

5 jobs I have had: 1. Orthodontic Assistant 2. Ortohdontic Treatment Coordinator 3. Dental office manager 4.  All State Ticket agent (remember that one Steph? That sucked!!!)and Nanny 5.Mom/Crazy Hair lady!   

6 Things most people don't know about me:  I am a perfectionist and a little OCD! Things have a place and I cannot stand a dirty house! I wonder how many times a day I put my pillows back on the couch? .........I like my toe nails really short.  When they are long they gross me out.  I always get yelled at when I get a pedicure that I cut them too short (you too Jen)!.......I hate to drive but I spend most of my time taxi driving my kids around, go figure!........I worry about anything and everything and want to make everyone happy(poor Riles in just like me).................. I am a hopeless romantic and I still get butterflies when I see my hubby!  I love to just be around him, he always makes me laugh!..........I am always ready  to try anything new! 

I tag .......Steph, Jen M., Ali, Melissa H.,  and anyone who wants to do it!

Tagged

So Steph Tagged me with this.......
One word. First word that comes to your mind.  No explaining.  Not as easy as you think.
1. Where is your cell pone? Bra
2. Your hair? Long
3. Work? Fun 
4. Your Father? Sweet
5. Your favorite thing? Famdamily
6. Your dream last night? Weird 
7. Your favorite drink? Diet
8. Your dream car? Escalade
9. The room you are in? Kitchen
10. Your fears? Disappointing
11. What do you want to be in ten years? Skinny
12. Who did you hang out with last night? kids
13. What you are not good at? Lots
14. Muffin? Chocolate
15. One of your wish list items? Cabin
16. Where you grew up? Vegas
17. Last thing you did? Stories
18. What are you wearing? Jeans
19. What aren't you wearing? socks
20. Your pet? Daschund
21. Your computer? Mac
22. Your life? Perfect
23. Your mood? Happy
24. Missing? Melissa
25. What are you thinking about right now? bills
26. Your car/truck? Silver
27. Your summer? Pool
28. Your relationship status? Happy
29. Your favorite color? Teal
30. When was the last time you laughed with meaning? Today
31. Last time you cried? Sunday
32. School? Homework
33. Least favorite weather? Windy
34. Soup? Potato
35. Movie? Benchwarmers 

I tag anyone who reads this and wants to do it!!



Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Aunt Ruth Faust

I have mixed emotions about the passing of Aunt Ruth.  She died sunday morning at the age of 86.  I know she missed Uncle Jim very much and so I am glad that they can be reunited. They were so in love and such a good example to all of us.  Just imagine the reunion they are having right now!  President and Sister Hinkley and My Grandma and Grandpa(her sister and brother in law) and many others! 
This picture was taken at a Wright family reunion at my dad's house.  I was pregnant with Treyvan and Rilee was just three.  I feel so blessed to have had the chance to sit and talk and laugh with her and hold her sweet, soft hands.   She was so Wise, down to earth, and loving.  She had the greatest smile!  My dad and I were talking about the "Wright" resemblance and  she really did look a lot like my grandma! Aunt Ruth will be missed here on earth and I do not look forward to the day that I outlive my parents; but I am so glad for the knowledge we have.  

A great Example


This picture was taken right after they were married.  They had to borrow my grandparents car to go on their honey moon but they have shown us it is not things that make us rich but the people in our lives that do! 
"President Faust won her away from many suitors.  When they came into the same room, the world stopped for a few moments,it was just the two of them, as they communicated through a glance or greetings.  If you were in President Faust's office and she called, he not only always took the call, but also made it clear that she was his number one priority.  the heavens are richer and the world poorer with the change of the residence of Ruth Wright Faust. " 
"With all my heart I want to thank Ruth Wright Faust for letting me share her life and giving me the hope that we can share eternity together," President Faust said.  "She is more than a wife and a sweetheart because she has become part of my very being."

Stairs!!!!


Ok, My life will never again be the same....my baby started crawling, cruising furniture, and climbing stairs all in the same week!!!  Yikes! Why must they grow so fast?  I am sure that Rowyn's interest in the stairs has nothing to do with the fact that Rilee and Treyvan slide down them in their pillowcases! Rowyn just loves to watch her brother and sister. Dad taught them that fun trick that they don't seem to forget.  It is funny to watch Rilee slowly and carefully slide down the stairs and Treyvan just barrel down as fast as he can!   Rilee could hardly breethe she was laughing so hard and Treyvan must have gone up and down the stairs 5 times in the amount of time it took Rilee to go down once.  What a wild man!  Rowyn has him to learn from all day.  What am I in for?  Lots of laughs I am sure.

Monday, February 11, 2008

An A-Maes-n sleepover!



We had the chance to watch the Maes gang this weekend!  We love these guys so much!  Treyvan loves the fact that when Gavin and Cameron are over he is not the only boy! He loves Tessa too.  Even though Gabby and Treyvan butt heads sometimes he still loves her like a sister...they are just too much alike!  The boys had a blast playing their little hearts out with cars and star wars !  Rilee loves the triplets and  gabby to pieces!  Gabby and Rilee were so lucky to be in the same class in Kindergarten and first grade and she just got used to seeing her everyday.  Now that they are in different schools and don't see each other as much, Rilee was so excited to have her best friend spend the night.  It is fun to see how much they have changed since these pictures were taken. These girls were too funny. Tessa plays so great with the boys and the girls(she soes have two brothers the same age) but she mostly played school and dress up with gabs and Riles!  All of the kids turned up the music and had a dance party.  It was hilarious!  Little Cam has some moves.  My kids were sad when it was time for the Maes gang to go back home!  We had a great time and EVERYONE was so good! 

It's not Karate mom!

Treyvan and Rilee have lots of fun with their cousins Connor and Kenna at Karate.  Rilee and Treyvan were so excited this week to get stripes on their belt.  When I asked Treyvan if he had fun at Karate he said, "Mom, it's not Karate...it's  TWAI- KWANDWO!"

Johnson Grand baby 18!



 Congratulations Jessi and Wade! We were so excited to see our newest addition to the johnson family clan!  Hannah Lee Heiselbetz! She is too sweet.    

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Fun weekend with Cousins!






















We LOVE all of our cousins! We feel so lucky that everyone lives here and that we can all see each other often. We had a blast this weekend when Kenna, Connor, and Cash spent the night. The kids had agreat time! Treyvan want to be just like Connor and followed him around everywhere he went. They made forts and played the wii and with Treyvans remote control Helicopter. Connor was so sweet to Treyvan. He even made him feel like a big boy and helped him in the shower. Rilee and Kenna had fun doing "girls" stuff, playing house and painting nails. Cash was a really good boy and I just had to laugh at all the cute and big words he can say. Rowyn and Cash had a blast in the tub. They are so stinkn' cute. I just love all of these guys! All of the kids played their little hearts out and were so good. One night we went to Mc Donald's to eat and play. I didn't think much of it but everyone at Mc Donald's stared at me as I walked in to the play place with 6 kids 7 and under. A few people asked with amazement, "Are those all yours?" I was surprised someone didn't give me a birth control tip or two. I would love claim them all and I wanted to say they were all mine because it could be possible that they were. Why is it such a strange thing to see 6 kids? It isn't that many....Is it?