For the past few weeks Den's daughter Kris, and Amy (my son Logan's wife),
have been talking and texting about a surprise
they were cooking up for their daughters Jessica and Kylie,who have become BFFs...
Unbeknownst to Kylie, Jessica flew from Utah to California last night.
Today Kylie came over here for Easter dinner....or that was all she thought was going to happen
So the plan was, when Dennis said, "What did you get for Easter, Kylie?"
that was Jessica's cue to come out of the hallway where she was hiding and surprise Kylie.
I caught it on video, of course, but I missed recording Den's cue.
So this will begin with Kylie answering the question,
"What did you get for Easter?"
and then Jessica appears right on cue.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
We knew it was coming soon....but not sure what day, or really what week.
So last Saturday just after 4:30 Amy calls and says, "It's here!"
We took the cookies I had made out of the freezer, and Den flew off to the store to get stuff for salad,
and then off to Pizza Hut. We were going to have a party at house in less than 90 minutes
Amazing how many showed up with such little notice on a busy Saturday evening.
But we are so glad they did!
We were all very surprised about a minute after he reads his call!
Take a look and you will see what I mean. I've never heard of this happening before.
The beautiful song at the end? It's called Give It All To Him.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
....So I really liked all 3 of them.
the influence this one 35 year old woman had on a very poor, hungry, and suffering boy.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Six days ago my nephew Ty opened his mission call.
He's that little guy in the lower right corner.
Don't worry, he's grown up now...
Friday, March 22, 2013
When I asked him tonight, "Do you want to go shopping with me?"....
And I have no idea what game he was watching.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
I truly wish she could speak in every school across our country.
I wish I had a video to show of yesterday,
but I do have another one that is outstanding.
even though he knew he could not "win" pulling him from behind.
Friday, March 15, 2013
It's about the residents in a home for retired musicians.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
found out the sex of their babies.
Guess who is having the pink one, and who is having the blue one?
Richie is actually older now and with more hair, but I love this picture of Karen and Rich.
And Grant is getting a sister.
It's hard to get parents in the same picture being someone needs to work the camera.
And, they are still due 5 days apart in July.
And, their Dads will both be working in Portland for the same company, at least for this summer.
The last time these cousins were together they looked like this!
Carly gave them their Sunday bests.
Good times are coming again!
Sunday, March 10, 2013
One day last week, after taking the twins to the store with me to get a few extra art supplies....
They wanted to get right into their projects as soon as we returned home.
I told them first they needed to put away their pajamas that were strewn all over the family room.
Jonas said, "I don't want to do that."
Téa suddenly slumps over to one side, while her arm is dramatically dangling and said,
"My arm is too weak."
Then I said in a very matter of fact parental voice,
"If you don't put your pajamas in the playroom,
we won't be doing art today."
With that they both quickly picked up their jammies and ran into the playroom.
Good. Task was done.
So as they were happily drawing and creating...
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Take a look.
Monday, March 4, 2013
I think my favorite part was when Violet saw me flush a tissue down the toilet.
She peered over the bowl waving to the tissue as it was going down, and said, "Bye, I love you."
(Loved her ideas too, except for the beer and wine, of course.)
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Thank you very much for all those who took the time to respond about my package and what to do with it! I really appreciate it! Some great insight you have about the mailing system. Some I didn't know, or hadn't thought of before.
So I found Sheryl F on Facebook and we have been corresponding back and forth. She lives nearly 7 hours from here, up closer to the Oregon border. Now I know this is going to sound strange, but it turns out she grew up less than a mile from the house I grew up in. She graduated from Hoover High 2 years after me, in 1974. And not only did she graduate from Hoover the same year as my brother John and my cousin Donna, but she also was friends with Donna in elementary school, and she remembers her coming to her birthday slumber parties.
Of all the places her package could land! On my porch. Near to her childhood home.
I still have not heard from the company yet that she ordered her package from in the first place. They sent me a form letter (email) on Thursday stating they would get back to me within 1 business day. To me that meant by Friday, but to them, well maybe they will respond by Monday. Or never. I'll let you know.