Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Sam's Edition

Carrie let me take some space on her blog tonight since she hasn't posted anything in a while. One of the departments I buy for is Intermountain Health Care's Life flight. Today I got a call that one if the Agusta K2's had both engines go out and they needed an overhaul. Any guesses on how much that would be? $53,600 each...OUCH (plus the hourly rate for 2 loaners in the mean time)! I was worried about spending $2,400 on my transmission. Anywho, if I had my own blog it would consist of mostly what I had for lunch, the most interesting thing I bought that day, family and ,of course, Life Flight. Carrie took care of the family so here are my helicopter pics...

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Do Over

Do you ever have days (or weeks) that you wish you could do over? Well, this week was one I wish I could do over with one major change: everybody would be happy and healthy!
As I've already said, Parker had some bowel issues all day Tuesday. It continued into Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday night I started feeling achy and crummy with a congested cough. Friday Carson woke up with a CRAZY red mark on his jaw that didn't go away all day. I took him to the doctor, they weren't sure what it was "just put hydrocortozone cream on it". Since I was in the general area, I decided to pick Sam up from work. As I was in the van waiting for Sam to come outside, Parker threw up some serious stinky stuff. Just after he finished puking, Sam opened the door to the van. I bet that was a great surprise, eh Sam? So, we stripped Parker down to his skimpies right there on the side of the road by LDS Hospital. Good times. Friday night I still felt sick and so did Parker, Carson developed a nice cough. Saturday morning Sam woke up feeling sick, Carson was coughing and hacking all day. Carson finally laid on the couch around 2:00 PM and never moved for the rest of the day. I even took some idiotic pictures of myself and showed Carson to try and cheer him up. It didn't work. In fact, I think he cried. We went to MY mom and dad's for dinner and Carson just laid on their couch asleep. I'm afraid to give Parker anything but crackers and apple juice at this point.... Anyways, I could go on for another page or so, but you get the idea.
Tomorrow is the start of a new week, AND it's Shandy's birthday (happy birthday!). I'm going to think positive...I know we'll all be great tomorrow! well, maybe a little better...

Thursday, February 23, 2006

College Reunion

Natalie (Anderson) Service, Sarah (Donaldson) Wheeler, and Nalani (Oram) Baadsgaard came over today for some lunch. It was fun catching up on their lives. We were all together at Ricks College in 1993. Carson took our photo, not bad for a 5 year old!
Sorry about Parker throwing up while you guys were here! I hope one day you can get that image out of your head! Milk anybody?

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I See You

Carson has become quite the binoculars fan these days. Every time I wonder what he's up to, I find him with these binoculars around his neck. Today he was watching the mailman deliver the mail. Pretty funny. Uh oh, maybe he's trying to be like Uncle Darren. Don't worry, I've already told him it's dangerous to drive and look through the binoculars at the same time. Just because Darren does it, it doesn't make it okay.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Sick Day

Parker has been very sick today. Last night at my sister-in-law's house he drank some sour milk and drank water out of a Sponge Bob snow globe (this was my own fault, my sister-in-law wasn't even there. I didn't know the milk was sour because I never smell milk in the first place because I hate it and during the snow globe thing I was distracted watching a movie). I don't know if that has anything to do with today's illness, but DANG he has been sick. Every 20 minutes from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM he had diarrhea. It's been rough. Tonight I went visiting teaching. When I returned Sam showed me this great photograph. Apparently grilled cheese sandwiches did not agree with Parker's stomach. Here's hoping to a peaceful night and a better day tomorrow.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Nice Stache!

Today we attended the missionary farewell for Brady Lybbert, who is my sister-in-law's brother. For some reason, my brother Curtis decided to grow a mustache in honor of Brady going on a mission. Here's a sweet photo.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Milk, It Doesn't Do a Body Good!

My brother Darren and his family are in town this weekend. Tonight we went to California Pizza Kitchen in Provo. Darren was trying to trick everybody into saying "What's Up Dog?" by saying things like: "It smells like Up Dog in here" or "Does that pizza have Up Dog in it?" Then somebody would always say "What's up dog?" And Darren would say "Not much, what's up with you?". So, our waitress is a family friend so she thought she'd tick Darren off. Next thing we knew, there was a tall, cold glass of milk in front of Darren. If you know Darren, you'll know that he hates milk with a serious passion. He was so ticked off he could hardly laugh. Here's a photo. The only thing that would make him more ticked would be if the waitress put a banana in the milk!

Friday, February 17, 2006

Doris the Rat

My niece Melissa is staying with us for the weekend. You should ask her the story sometime...something about not having a drivers license, getting into a car accident, and parents are in Florida. Well, maybe ask her in a few years when she will think it's funny. Anyhow, she has a rat named Doris. She brought Doris with her to my house. My kids are in hog (I mean rat)heaven. Here is a picture of my kids this morning by Doris' cage.

I Dressed Myself (part 2)

Carson did it again...Sam took the kids outside to play a few days ago. I went outside to check on them and noticed Carson and his jacket...

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Just Do It Already!

Sam has had a hard night. It took his bus 2 1/2 hours to get home due to the snow, then he kept finding 100 things to do instead of shovel the driveway and sidewalks. So, while Carrie read the kids their bedtime story, Sam was irritated (not really) because here it is 9:30 PM and the walks were piling higher and higher with the wet snow. So now he is outside doing the dirty work. Don't feel too bad for him though because I just looked out the window and our neighbors took pity on him and shoveled almost everything for him! I guess procrastination really does pay off. We could all learn a lesson from this!

Happy blizzard day!

Where's Waldo, er, I mean Carson? It has been snowing since I woke up this morning and it's 5:45 PM now. Good times. Carson didn't seem to mind, he's playing in his "tree house" and having a wonderful time!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy V-Day

I used to love getting valentines from my class at school! First you get to make and decorate your own mailbox and then you get to walk around to each mailbox in your classroom and drop in a special valentine. I helped out at Carson's school today so I got to be part of the fun. Princess Valentines were the most popular item for the girls and the boys seemed to like Spiderman Valentines. It was pretty fun. We frosted sugar cookies for our snack and now we're pretty sugar-ed out!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Wise Man Built His House Upon a Rock

Tonight we went down to Nalani's house for dinner (DELICIOUS!). While we were there, we went to Cody and Karena's new house that is being built near Cedar Hills. The foundation has been poured and any day now the framing will begin. I got some great pics of Cody and Karena standing by their foundation!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Testy Tulips

Last summer I planted tulip bulbs in my planter pots. The results were very nice, as you can see.

This fall I did the same thing and I put my planted pots in my garage so the bulbs wouldn't get frostbite. Now the tulips are already growing and it's only February 11th! They don't look so good either. So, should I put my pots outside now and hope for the best, or leave them in my garage? No really, I'd like some feedback!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Clark Eyes

Carson, on the other hand, received my eye genes. Beautiful aren't they?

Sweet Eyes

When I first met Sam, I was amazed at how big and blue his eyes were. Then I met his siblings and realized most of them have the same amazing eyes. Then I met all his nieces and nephews and saw that they also had those beautiful eyes. Luckily, my kids got those good genes too. Check out Parker this morning! So cute! By the way, if some future kids of mine get my eyes, it will be scary: Lazy, blind, and cross eyed without contacts in!!!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Happy Birthday

Yesterday was my mom's birthday. I love this picture of Carson "helping" her blow out candles. My mom was just taking a big breath and Carson was already blowing out her candles. Luckily, he left one for her!

Happy Birthday mom!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

I'm A Cactus

I just thought this was funny today. Carson was in the kitchen yelling something we couldn't understand. When we walked in the kitchen he was standing like this saying "I'm a Cactus!!!" His tie length is pretty sweet as well!

Her Name Was Lola

My brother's renter bought this really cute Pug last week. We went to Orem and saw her last night. Her name is Lola and she is 10 weeks old. She is SO cute and very patient with Carson, as you can see. Raja, the Yellow Lab didn't seem too jealous!

Keeps 'em Out of Trouble

If you are trying to clean out your garage and you want your kids to stay out of your way, put them in a shopping cart in your front yard! Last summer we came home from work one day and there was a Wal*Mart shopping cart in our front yard. We called Wal*Mart twice to come pick it up and they never did. It's actually quite a handy accessory to have around!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

New Ride!

Since our Bonneville died earlier this week, we've been trying to find a Honda Odyssey that fits our needs. We wanted a used 2005 model with steering wheel controls for the stereo, automatic open and close side doors, and dual climate controls. We were having a hard time finding one in our price range, but last night we went to Bountiful and found this great dealership that sold us a 2006 model cheaper than the 2005 models we were finding! So, check out our new ride. Road trip anyone?

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Disco Darren

My brother Darren can grow a pretty sweet "fro". Check out his dancing skills by clicking the buttons in the upper left-hand corner!

Disco Darren

Look Mom, I Dressed Myself!

After I took Carson to and from school today, I realized something was odd about his pants. See for yourself. I wonder if his classmates or teacher realized...

Say "NO" to Crack

Well, the Bonneville died. We've had that car for 6+ years and it's got 150,000 miles on it so I wasn't really surprised. The dealership came and towed it for us yesterday. I took a picture and later realized the lovely "crack" show from the towing company employee. If my dad were here he would say "Credit Card: SWIPE!"