Sunday, December 28, 2008
Joe and I celebrated our 6Th wedding anniversary! Then we had a great Thanksgiving at Joe's brothers' house. We have had Christmas parties and Christmas shopping! Then I decided to make gifts on Christmas eve. They didn't work so thank heavens I had already done my shopping! I have had training meetings twice a week for two weeks in November and December which means we get home for work at 10pm!
We have had nothing but snow for a week, maybe two! So I can't wait for summer or to move somewhere warmer than here!!
While Christmas shopping Joe wanted to boys to buy him Ammo. So we went one Saturday to the store he suggested. We walked in and Ammon goes, "Excuse me we want to buy my daddy ammo." I showed to guy the list Joe made me and as he is getting it for us Ammon has a concerned look on his face and then says "I hope this is free, cause my mommy doesn't have any money!" I told him it was okay that I had taken money from daddy.
I had so many stories in my head and now I can't remember anything that has happened to us! The boys have had ear infections, draining and all! Well I need to go the boys are getting into trouble! Hope you all had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Joe got a raise at Cal-Ranch and they are training him for management positions. He loves Cal-Ranch and can't wait to progress there! He enjoys the work, even though it isn't law enforcement! We aren't making as much as we are used to or were expecting. And I did have to go back to work, but we are enjoying the changes. The boys love that they get to see daddy more and I like that he gets to spend more time here as well.
I didn't get Halloween pictures this year because we were running around getting things ready for Preschool and work. Jacob needed 3 shots and I had to get a TB test. By the time we were finished it was time to trick or treat main street. Then it was off to the ward Trunk or Treat. We got home and the boys just flopped! They were cowboys again. They started out being hunters riding horses, but by the end of the day the guns were busted, and they wanted their cowboy hats. So let pretend that my picture is new (it is would look very similar). But we did go to a "Bulloween" (Halloween Rodeo) where the bull riders dressed up. Ammon had a blast, they even had a costume contest for the kids and the riders. I did manage to get a few pictures there. I will try and post them later. I am having difficulties at the moment.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
First we went to his friend Mary's house who lives on a corner, I helped him put the cookies on the porch. I told him to ring the doorbell and to meet me around the corner. Well he ran as far as their driveway before he started crying cause he couldn't see me. So I tell him "Mommy is over here just keep running. Well I am sure that we got busted, even if they didn't see us we weren't very quite!
Then we went to the house next to us. This should be easy..... It is a duplex where one lives upstairs and one lives downstairs. So by the time we get home they should just be answering the door. So my thinking was to put both plates down, ring both doorbells and to run back to our house. Well it wasn't that easy... Ammon only rings one bell, so I hurry and ring the other bell. Then I whisper for him to run across the grass. Well their lawn was wet so Ammon slipped. I tried to pick him up and continue to run, but slipped as well. We ended up rolling on their lawn and laughing. We get to our porch just as their door opens. I think man we again are busted!
Well yesterday they were outside as we were leaving and Ammon ran over to say hi to them. Then she tells me thanks for the cookies. I laugh and tell her that we really tried to be sneaky. She laughs and said we didn't know who they were from, but Ammon just told me it was him and asked if I liked the cookies he left.
The moral of the story is if you plan on doing things in secret, keep the secret from your kids!!!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
In the mean time the Rental company feel apart and we were OK, because the final owner kept him on until the end of the month! Here we were thinking that we were finally where we wanted to be! On Joe's way to his dream job, and got a huge smack in the face! I know that when the Lord shuts a door he opens an other, but right now we can't see it and I hope that he doesn't wait as long as he has before! I was so excited that I even let my guard down and started to look into houses for sell, by both Prisons!
He wrote the warden a letter telling how much he wanted to be in law enforcement. He has a friend that works at the prison that put it on the wardens desk for him. It's a long shot but we are praying that it softens the wardens heart and he re offers Joe his job! In the mean time Joe is looking for a new job. And the thought that I may need to get a job to help out terrifies me!
Joe has been working the night shift at Cal-Ranch to earn some extra play money. So at least we have a little income, but not enough to pay all the bills! They have offered him more hours to help out until something better is found! In fact they are opening a store in West Jordan and are looking for an assistant manager. His boss told him that he should apply! Which is actually a really good option! He would still like to get on at the prison, but this would pay the bills and put us closer to the prison!
I am awake to night because I have a horrible earache! And with out insurance I can't afford the medicine to make it go away! At least it's me and not the boys I guess! So far being 30 sucks! At least we have alot of suportive family and friends! If it wasn't for them I probably would have had a huge mental break down along time ago! But I need to get on to a happier subject!
For my birthday I wanted the book BRISINR. I asked Joe if he would get it for me early and he kept telling me that we had to wait until he started the prison. He brought it home for me last week!
Ammon and Jacob are as cute as ever! Jacob can say his name now, and telles me that Ammon is his! I will hug Ammon and Jacob will walk over and say "Mommy, top (stop) dat Acobs Abba." In fact the other day I asked him how Mommy's Jacob was and he said "I dadda's Acob."
Monday when I couldn't stop crying Ammon gave me a hug and asked me what was wrong. I didn't dare tell him, but he told me that I would be OK. Cause it was my birthday, so I need to be happy! I tryied to explain today why daddy was home and he said, "But my daddy is going to start school to be a policeman." I told him that they told him no, and that was why I was crying yesterday. He said "mommy that is why I was crying too!"
I need to learn to always have my camera with me. Also not to lose my temper and take pictures of the things they do! It has been a while since this happened, and I didn't take pictures. I think it was right before Shannon's wedding. I had just gotten my hair colored for the wedding. The next day I was making my bed and getting the needed item's ready to take with us. When Ammon commes running into my bed room. "Mom come see Jacob's new hair." Thinking that we were just in a game of pretend I follow him into the bathroom. Where before I get there I smell one of my Victoria Secret lotions. Then there is Jacob standing in the tub with Yellow hair! Ammon had used most of my travel sized lotion to "wash" Jacob's hair for me! Even though I gave him a real bath and really washed his hair he smelled like my lotion for days!
Well I have gotten a good cry out and the Asprin I took is starting to kick in! So I will let you all know when things start to look better for us!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Jacob getting a ride on his Papa. It's not the Jeep, but it will do!
Ammon convinced me to buy them some cotton candy! Which I should have gotten a picture of, he told the lady that he wanted it a little big cause he had to share with his brother! The thing was huge! I had to hold the top so that it didn't fall!
I had to get this picture, because Ammon is my clean freak!! He hates being dirty, even a little. He used to change his clothes, 2 or 3 times a day because something was spilt on him! I have since convinced him that water doesn't get you dirty! Plus a little dirt wont kill you if you're not leaving the house! Right after I took this he said "OK mom now give me the baby wipes so that I can get unsticky!"
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
This is the best picture of how pretty her dress was!
This is both sets of parents
This is our family
This is a picture of her nieces and nephews. Front is Ammon age 4, Samantha (Sammie) age 2, Cassandra (Cassie) age 5. Shannon, Audrina (Audrie) 3 months old, Dennis, Jacob age 2.
This is Shannon holding Audrie
I was kept pretty busy at the reception and was unable to take pictures, but again it was amazing! Shannon decided to have cake and ice cream! It was a huge hit and everyone loved the toppings she picked out! They also had a carriage ride, which Ammon loved!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I had snuck an ice cream cone out of my parents freezer and went into the computer room to eat it in peace while I looked up stuff on the Internet. Ammon comes in and catches me and this is the conversation.
Ammon "Mom what are you eating"
Me "Ice cream"
Ammon "Can I have a bite"
Ammon "We're family so you need to share. Sharing is what families do mom!"
Me "OK, you can have some!"
Then my dad has been car pooling the last couple of weeks. So we have been taking his Jeep to do all the wedding shopping and appointments. It kinda of defeated my dad's reason for carpooling, but was a major help! I had made a list of items needed, and errands to run. Ammon asked what we were doing and was told that we needed to go to a few stores. We got off the bus and the Jeep was gone, which I all ready knew about, but when Ammon saw the Jeep wasn't there he went into the house and told my mom
"Grandma the Jeep is gone, how are we supposed get all the shopping done?"
My mom replies "Aunt Shannon's car is here we can take that"
Ammon doesn't hesitate, "NO! That is stealing, When you take things with out asking it's stealing!! And we can't steal Aunt Shannon's car!!"
I had to try and not laugh. I say,"but Ammon her keys are right here on the table for us."
"No, mom we can't take her car!!"
"Ammon, remember when we were waiting for the bus and my phone rang"
"Well it was Aunt Shannon telling me that in order to get the list done faster she was going with Scott to do some of it and she was leaving her car for us to do part of it. So we have her permission to take it."
Ammon looks at me for a minute, " Well OK, but we can only go to the places Shanna said"
We decided to walk to Seven Peaks last week with Aunt Shannon, Uncle Scottie, Sammie, and Cassie. As we got near the park Scott's daughter Cassie says to me "When I grow up I am going to be a lifegaurd. And when I get fired from that I will be a Rock Star. And when I get fired from that I will be a lifegaurd again."
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Joe and I had fun! We were able to go to two movies and spend time together! I was able to do allot of shopping with Shannon! We got so much wedding stuff done that we couldn't do with the boys! We missed the boys, but enjoyed the time we had. By Saturday I didn't know what to do with myself, so I sat down and read a book! I don't remember the last time I was able to start and finish a book!
Sunday morning the boys were home! Just in time to help get things ready for some of their uncles to go shooting with Joe. We got the food ready for dinner so that we could eat when they got back. It was great to see David, Amy Dawn and their son Kolton. As well as Uncle Michael! Kolton and Jacob are 12 days apart, so it is fun when we can get them together! Sadly we don't see them as much as we like, but we do enjoy the times that we can get together!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Then Ammon and Jacob love to pretend! Most of yesterday they were Batman and Superman. They were haveing fun flying (running) up and down the hall. I was doing dishes when I hear Ammon say "Oh no mom, Batman (Jacob) just fell from the clouds." So I went to check on Batman, who never lets falling stop him from going again. Just as I start to head back to the kitchen I see Superman (Ammon) push Batman and of course he falls. This time he is alot slower to stand back up. Then Ammon says "Mom, Batman fell from the clouds again and I think he might be hurt." He was fine and got up flying again.
Monday, July 7, 2008
On Saturday my dad's work had a party at Lagoon. So We spent all day at Lagoon with our cousins! It was fun, but Ammon wanted to do all the big scary roll a costers, that he was to short for. He was able to do a few "scary" ones that His cousin Cassie (who is tall enough to do most rides) wanted nothing to do with. And Jacob wasn't tall enough to hang out with the other kids so we stayed at kiddy land. And he hated being seperated from his brother! Silly me left the camera with my mom, but was able to capture just how exhusting the trip was! We walked in and I asked Ammon to go potty and get his PJ's on, then I went back to get stuff out of the car. When I came back Ammon had passed out in front of the toilet!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
This is my Aunt Dorine and the boys on the train at the reunion. I had Ammon sit on her lap on one of the hay rides and he feel in love with her! The rest of the night he held her hand and kept saying your my friend! Then of course Jacob didn't want to be left of the action. Thanks Dorine, I love the pictures!