Friday, July 31, 2009


I was just getting done in the shower when I found the boys in my room, jumping from the dressor to my bed, doing belly flops. Except the funniest thing of all is that when I walked in Hyrum said proudly, "Mom, watch me do a belly fart!"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New car day!

We got our lovely new van today! After we picked it up we washed it and cleaned it out at the carwash, then came home and Jeron gave it some extra love- cleaning every last bit of it! It is a joy to drive! Right now Mr.'s T & H are at Grandma Hatch's, and we can't wait until they get home to try it out on them!

And now, a couponing sucess! I went shopping tonight and came home with 3 bluging bags of groceries, all for $10.02 . I bought:
13 cans of cat/dog food
1 container of cascade dishwasher liquid
6 cans of ortega chilies
3 jars of Ragu spaghetti sauce
1 can of refried beans
1 pkg of taco seasoning
1 large pkg of aluminum foil
3 sour cream
8 mini ice cream cups

Yeah, I know it...... I'm awesome! :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Takin' care of bid-ness...

I am changing my life!

Dad always says to "Work smarter, not harder". So... I'm working smarter.

#1 Exercise- a hour a day gives a great payout- more energy
#2 Working hard in the morning around the house when its not so hot
#3 Making meals in bulk & freezing them (so they're ready to go)
#4 Working on my calling a little every day- not so much work at once

Saturday, July 11, 2009


We found Chloe a happy new home with a young girl and her husband. I know she will be adored there!

We also went to the Heller's house to see their minivan, and we really liked it! There are a few funky things- dents, scratches, etc. But overall, a good purchase. We'll probably be getting it this week on Wednesday or Thursday. The funny thing- it will truly only have 1 more seat than my Crown Vic. But becasue of the way it is arranged, it will work out better. We'll have one less seat in the front, but 2 extra seats in the back. I think I will put Jake in the middle row, Hyrum too (since I often need to buckle him), and Thomas can get the back row to himself!

The Hellers are a fun and amazing family- ones that we would all truly enjoy hanging with if we ever lived closer! Some cute things: the kids call their dad "Babo" (both Jake & Carly served in Italy). The kids ask to be excused from the dinner table & they say "Yes sir/ma'am". They have a cute garden with all sorts of crazy vegetables growing from it- watermelons, canteloupe, peppers, tomatoes... Their Post grandparents have a miniature pony who is 24 yrs old named Oreo, and all the kids got to ride it yesterday! And probably most importantly- Jake & Carly are just "chill" parents- they don't seem to be the freak-out kind at all, not too overprotective, just very laid back & funloving.

We had so much fun going over to their house, eating dinner, visiting, and having the kids play. good.

Friday, July 10, 2009

An exciting day...

Today we might be finding Chloe a new home, might be getting a new minivan, and so we're excited! Now, off I go to go hiking!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday- recap of the week!

This weekend has been so much fun! Thursday morning we went to the zoo with Melanie Garcia & Megan. Jeron got home early from work, so that gave me a chance to run to Sprouts & Blockbuster, and rent 5 movies. Thursday night we went over to mom & dads to swim at their neighbor Marty's house, then we watched "Premonition". Friday Jeron was off work, so we had just a good fun solid day working on the house, etc. Friday night we went out on a date with Sal & Christina & Joe/Maren Mike/Megan, and then after dinner we played games. Saturday morning we had the 4th of July breakfast at Papago Park, we climbed Hole in the Rock with the kids, and then we later went to Walmart. The kids picked out lunch- we had chicken strips & corndogs, pringles & chocolate milk. Later we went to Brian's and went swimming, and then to the Hatch's for a bbq cookout and then we watched the fireworks from the backyard. The view wasn't good, but aside from that we had lots of fun with family!

Today (Sunday) was church, but the air was broken so we only had an opening song, the sacrament, and a closing prayer. Then later for dinner we went over to the Mckellar's for dinner and a walk/bike ride/frisbee game! The older two boys get to spend the night at Grandma's, and Jake's at home with us. Oh! I almost forgot! We have a happy announcement! As of last night, Jake is now sleeping in a big boy crib in the boy's room! Yeah!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Australia... here we come!

Penny by penny, we're saving up to visit Australia next year in September- to see David, and visit Jeron's old mission! And we hope to rent one of these beauties to take us on our cross-country tour! What fun!

Dr. Appointments today

Thomas & Jake had their well-checks today. They're growing well, and are healthy & happy little boys. Poor Jakers had to get 3 shots in his lucious little chubby legs. Here are their stats:

Weight: 43 lbs
Height: 45 inches
Weight: 14 lbs/9 oz
Height: 26 1/2 inches