Thursday, August 28, 2008

Nie Day

For anyone's who's interested head on over to Design Mom and there are tons of auctions going on to help out the Nielson family. It's such a great way to help out and donate, and as a bonus you can get something really awesome while doing so. I think most of the auctions are going through the weekend so check it out.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Are you a Nie reader?

I've been reading about Love for Nie for the past couple of days, and saddened by this horrible accident It has been a constant reminder to me to appreciate my health, and the things I'm capable of doing. I love the fact that I can kiss my kids, hold them, and read to them. It is so easy for me to take these simple pleasures and much more for granted. Stephanie's sister, cjane gives updates on the couples condition, and how their doing. I love to read her post and how strong and positive the family is. The families faith in the gospel has been a strength to my testimony and how we need to remain close to our Heavenly Father, especially during trials in our life. It is a daily battle for me to not be worldly or place my happiness on material stuff. I hope that as I read about their progress and condition that the feelings I've had will remain with me and that it will be a constant reminder to me that the gospel and my family are really the only things that matter.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Strictly Monkey Business

About a month ago I borrowed my Moms bunt pans to make monkey bread, well today and after many request from Steve, I finally got around to making some. I wonder if my mom noticed that her pans are missing? Having Macey in the kitchen while cooking is usually not so much fun. There are a lot of Macey's and don'ts in the same sentence. Well, today she helped me make the bread and it's was the funnest hour I've ever spent in the kitchen. I made the dough while her and Caleb were napping, then when she woke up we had fun rolling out the dough, cutting out circles, and getting our fingers all greasy with butter while dipping the dough in it. She loved watching the bread grow in the oven, and of course the best part, eating it!I'm sure that we'll be making it again soon.

Big Boobs?

Macey: "Dad what was that girls name again."
Steve responded with so-and-sos name-
Macey: "no Dad, the one with the big boobs"
I honestly don't know were she has heard that before.

I think this little story is blog worthy since I still laugh out loud and get tears in my eyes a week later just thinking about it. I'm afraid though that it's just one of those things that you had to be there, but you'll get an idea..

Last week we were in sacrament singing the hymn and Steve notices that no one has got up to shut the doors, so of course he gets up to shut them, he's standing there for a few minutes realizing that the doors on the other side of the chapel have not been shut, so he's looking around wondering what's going on and if anyone's going to get the door while in the meantime opening the door for a few people to go out. He notices Wayne mouthing something to him and holding up two fingers, Steve's not understanding and mouthing "what" back and after about 2-3 times and Steve not getting it Wayne gives up. Well half way through the song Steve comes and sits back down by me and is telling me that maybe they don't close the doors anymore. I'm completely clueless as well, looking over to the open doors saying I'm sure they do, I don't know why someone hasn't shut them." Then it finally hits- it's only the first hymn. hahaha. I guess we're just so used to coming in late, we naturally think that it's the 2nd hymn. You could just see the bishopric snickering on the stand. Needless to say anytime we go anywhere now joke is that Steve's got the door!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Weight's 2008

We had the 3rd annual Kay Weight reunion this past weekend. Kay and Aunt Saundra sealed their parents in the Mt Timpanogas Temple, Steve and some of his siblings and spouses also attended. After we went to Los Hermanos to eat, and eat, and eat some more (I wonder who picked that place:)) For the rest of the day we shopped, what else do you do in the city! Most of the family went to Lagoon on Saturday, at least those who could handle it:) Despite the heat, humidity, and crowd, it was a blast. Thanks to everyone for making it such a fun day. Crazy Abri made me be her riding partner, and despite a few tears shed on Wicked, I did pretty good:) We'll hit Samurai at least twice next year Ab! Macey loved the rides, and being with her cousins. I thought she might have been a little more of a chicken, but she wasn't, she even ventured out of kiddie land and went on some of the bigger rides that she was tall enough for and loved them. Sunday we were lucky enough to have some of the world's best brisket ever made by Papa Kay. Seriously sooooooooooo good. I'm so lucky to be part of such a great family, and have the cutest nieces and nephews in the world. Thanks everyone for the fun weekend, I luv ya all!

While they were in the temple
I was responsible for these juvenile delinquents
I could only keep my sanity for so long with this bunch
A few pics of the weekend

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mud fun

What do you know we have received rain at our house! Thank you neighbors for being righteous people and letting us reap the rewards from it! You can tell that rain like this is seldom since I let my 4yr old go out at 8pm and play in the mud, that's how delirious I was over a little rain. Having a nice big dirt yard does have it's advantages. Macey could not have been more dainty about playing in the mud. At first she tipped toed through it being as careful as possible, soon she was running through the puddles. I finally talked her into doing a cartwheel, but she was being very careful not to get too dirty. Macey made some mud pie, which somehow ended up all over my porch!
What a Girl! This is as dirty as it gets. She makes more of a mess when she eats.
Guilty spectators. Luckily Macey had just given me a manicure that day or I would have been so embarrassed had my nails not been done Stevie had cooked dinner, had it waiting on the table, and growing very impatient with us, I think he was saying something to the effect of 'you guys get in here now, dinners getting cold.' I think I've heard that phrase before mom!

Monday, August 4, 2008


Living in the Basin presents many opportunities for a "serious" moment, a moment when you see or hear something, stop, look, and the word that usually pops into my head is "seriously." For example: today I was loading my groceries into the car when an old beater truck drove by me in the parking lot, windows down and blasting from the factory installed speakers was "ice ice baby, ice ice baby." Seriously.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

We've Finally Arrived...

at "This is the Place!" We were able to go for a couple of days to SLC this past week and learn about some of the early day pioneers. After 2 days of camping Steve was pretty excited to get a shave, but all the barber did was slap some 100 yr old after shave on his face. We were also able to go the Cherry Hill to camp out, and of course to the water park. It was really fun to get away for a couple of days and just hang out with each other, Steve wasn't quite sure though about going to the city to go camping. Mom and Dad came, and that made it all the more fun. Macey was so excited to go that she had her pink suitcase packed 2 days in advance, which consisted of about 12 pairs of underware, 8 pairs of pajama pants, 1 pajama top, 12 shirts, and about every pair of shorts she owns. It made me realize that we need to get that girl out, and do more fun things as a fam. As we were packing the car we would keep finding little things that apparently Macey was packing for the trip also. She had 2 diaper bags, 3 babies, blankets, a bag of paper plates, note pads, pens, and a tupperware bowl full of fake food that she had prepared for us for dessert. I think I unpacked each item at least twice. Somehow the bowl of food made it to camp. We arrived at camp and the first thing Macey did was get that bowl out and tell us that she had brought the food. We packed food to fix meals, but with a variety of resturants 5 miles away we really decided to be on vacation and eat out. It was great to go, and hard to come home!
My Fam! Caleb finally passed out from heat exhaustion

Caleb was just happy to be there..Dad's still thinking about it
A lazy day on the Lazy River
Why senior citizens get in for 1/2 price...
Caleb is such a cute stud, he's always smiling, a good natured kid and pleasant to be around, just like his mom:)