Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I really like this chain; I've really liked reading it on my sisters blog. Hopefully you all will think it's as fun as I do...
 Here are the directions:
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Our July 24th Holiday (I know it's a little late)

We spent our holiday ice blocking with my family; we had a great time and finally perfected the ice blocking train...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

this is what living with 3 boys looks like...

this is literally what our bathtub looks like after Pete, Sam, and Will take a bath. Yes, they do bathe daily; I guess boys just get dirtier than girls???? Guess who cleans it up? ME!!  I didn't make the mess, but I get to clean up the mess. Doesn't that fall under the classification of a MAID????

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Don't you wish you were there

Well, we were there... the American Idol Concert that is. It was pretty much awesome. As far as the show goes it wasn't quite as exciting as last year, but I liked the contestants better this year. There was only one group song, and they just counted down each contestant from 10 to 1 and they each sang 3 songs (with exception of Archuleta and Cook) so it kind of dragged on a little, and the anticipation to see David Archuleta was crazy. Our main reason for going was to see local boy David Archuleta so I could get some closure on my juvenile crush. I couldn't believe how many other people there must have been in love with him; the place was louder than you could imagine even if someone just so much as said his name on stage. It was so loud we couldn't really even hear his 1st song. We were not disappointed with him or with the audience's reaction. Just to reiterate, it was AWESOME to be there. Now I know many of you probably think we are American Idol nerds, and that's ok (we know we are actually pretty cool). I also know that there are some of you out there who might care about the rest of the details of the night, so the rest of the post is for those of you who care- even if that's only Jocee. :)
Chkizie, Ramiele, and Kristy Lee Cook were pretty much totally boring. I felt bad about how quiet the audience got. Oh well, they weren't my favorites anyways. Michael Johns was AWESOME!! Still shocked that he got voted off so early. I could see him being popular if he keeps up what he did last night. Carly was exactly how she was on the show, but I liked her all season so I liked her last night. Syeshsa bugged me on the show, and she bugged me last night. She was sooooo full of herself it was kind of hard to watch. She has a really big voice but that's about it in my opinion. I don't predict a big career for her. Brooke was the highlight of the night for me; she was soooo much better live than she was on tv, much less awkward, too.  Her voice was amazing. She opened with "Let it be", and I don't have words to say how beautiful it was. She also sang "Yellow" and did a fabulous job.  She was also prettier live than on tv, hard to believe I know. Ok, here's the shocker... Jason Castro was awesome!! Much better live. Wow, and he was so cute and had such a stage presence. There's a great chance that he could turn into my new American Idol crush. :) David Cook grew on me. I didn't like him all season, way too arrogant, but that didn't come out last night. He was an amazing performer with a great stage presence. He was a little too rockerish for me and more rockerish than he was on the show, too. 

Last but not least, David Archuleta... no question that he had the strongest, purest voice of anyone of all. His precious personality was exactly the same live as it was on tv, so sweet, innocent, and unassuming. He lacked a little in his stage presence, but his voice, good looks, and innocence made up for it. I don't think anyone was disappointed. He was totally humbled by everyone's reaction; he had a hard time holding back the tears and he kept saying "thank you" over and over. I just wish he would've sang "Imagine". Still loved it though, and we had a fabulous time feeling young and childless for a few hours. 

The first day of the rest of my life

Pete here, I have decided to enter the wonderful world of blogging with my first ever "blog" post. I like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings along with other space / Fantasy films and toys. The next step to me becoming a full fledged dork was to become a blogger. Here it goes. The reason for this post is I have decided to change careers. Here is a hint...

Yup....I'm going to be a teacher!!! My whole life I wanted to be a teacher. When it came time to decide on a career I was persuaded by the all powerful dollar. I have been a working "professional" for about 3 years and I am not very happy going to work in the morning. About 6 months ago I decided to pursue a teaching career. The state has a program that lets individuals get a teaching license if they have a bachelors degree. The program is basically night school that last for a year. At the end of the year you have 12 credits that can be applied to a masters. I know the first thought many of you are having is he is not going to make any money. Believe me I realize this. Growing up, I had many privileges: Hawaiian vacations, jet skis, motorcycles, condos and a big house on the hill. Wanting to recreate my childhood I seek ed out a career that would provide me with enough funds. After having kids I have found that it is not the specific activity that you are doing that provides the best memories, but it is the experiences you have along the way. For example a family does not need a boat to be together, a backpack, tent and a good fire will provide just as many memories. Once I have excepted this principle my life has become a lot less stressful. As cheasy as this movie is it actually helped me a lot.

I gave it to jen one year for Christmas (or Birthday) any who it has a good messege. I thought about it a lot as I was preparing to make the career 180. Well my fate as a blogger has just been sealed.

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If you haven't already noticed I am a Simpson's fan.

Friday, July 11, 2008

July 11, 2007 10:20 am

this is where we were 1 year ago

10:20 am July 11, 2008- exactly 1 year later

Today Will celebrated his 1st year of life, and I must admit that I would choose where we are at today over where we were at a year ago at this time. He arrived 6 weeks early and gave us a bit of a scare. Thankfully he is healthy and strong now. He has brought so much joy and peace to our family. I never knew babies could be so mild and sweet! He truly has brought such a calming influence to our lives over the past year.
HIs major highlights of the year:
-grew 8 teeth
-learned to scoot on his bottom instead of walk or crawl; hence his nickname "Scooter"
-major snuggler and mama's boy
-finally loves playing with Sam
-can stand up in crib
-loves opening every door he can get his hands on'
-loves balls and ducks
-learned how to eat us out of house and home
-can say mama, dada, duck, dog, door, and ball
-I know there are so many other things I could add, but that would take forever to recap such a wonderful and productive year.

We had a rockin' party at our house tonight. We called it the "All you can eat Scooter pizza buffet" complete with a rubber ducky theme. He loved every duck he saw and ate 2 pieces of pizza. He liked his cake, but didn't devour it. He was very clean about the whole deal. I can't believe how his temperament was so apparent even in his cake eating skills.
I have truly loved having such an easy & mild baby. Now if he could just teach me a thing or two. We love his smiles and snuggles; we hope to have so many more wonderful years with you. Happy Birthday, Will!!
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