Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
This last weekend I went to St. George with my sisters in law Nichole and Trudy and my Mom.
We left Friday morning and spent they day chatting, eating, and shopping. That night we attended the Time Out for Women Conference. It was entitled Sweet Assurance. Hillary Weeks spoke to us the first day and was amazing, beautiful, funny, and touching. Check out this song she sang - too funny!
There were a lot of wonderful speakers and singers.......
"God likes broken things and not only does he like them, but he likes to use them."
She spoke about how busy we are and how we have so many different to do lists and said...
We all had a great time. After the Friday night session we went back to my parents vacation house. Me and my Mom shared a room so instead of sleeping we talked until 3 AM! Yes, 3 AM! We kept saying we better go to sleep, but it was just too fun. Usually, when my Mom calls I have 4 children screaming in the background or five thousand unimportant places to run or unimportant things to do, so we don't chat for very long. It was so awesome to catch up and just be friends. My mom is amazing. She has battled breast cancer for the last 6 months and is an inspiration to all of us. No matter how bad she felt she was always one tough cookie - I love ya Mom!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Burke and the kids carved pumpkins again this year. Kenadee carved the cat pumpkin, Skyler carved the bat pumpkin, Austin and Amberly did the mini pumpkin face and Amberly and Dad carved the BOO at the Daddy Daughter Pumpkin Party!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
So anyway, the point to my rambling is that the other day I spent a whole afternoon cleaning out my Bugatti Veyron.....uh I mean my minivan. Amberly, who is my very tidy freak child, had resorted to stepping from the outside onto the armrest and then hurling herself back to her seat so that her feet in no way would touch the floor of the Bugatti Veyron...uh I mean the minivan. She really doesn't understand the concept of food storage, because literally I probably had at least two full boxes of McDonalds french fries on hand (or foot) for emergencies. Okay, this is totally nasty NASTY NASTY! This is not a picture of my car, but it could be mistaken for it.
Amberly, Skyler and Kenadee loved the circus. They thought it was awesome or as the boy in front of us with the ginormous circus hat said "That was fantastic!" Austin enjoyed saying "Bye Bye" in other words "get me the fetch outta here." He only fell down the stairs once which added to the excitement for the crowd. Happily, Kenadee's lost flip flop reappeared at intermission when the people in front of us handed it back. Also, I must say that I have never heard such a heckling ridiculous laugh before in my life as came from the little boy behind us - he was having an absolute ball, but his laugh was absolutely something out of a cartoon. I have had fun imitating him since. He was so excited that he couldn't keep his feet still. He kicked the back of my chair no less than a thousand times and when I attempted to put my hand behind my chair he kicked that too! Ouch! Other than that it was well worth hanging out with Mehmet too see the fun!
It really was cool. The girls were awed and kept saying "how did they do that?" as the ringmaster reminded us musically "do not try this at home." I was singing that all morning and having quite a ball annoying Burke :). The Tigers were awesome, the elephants were awesome, the magic was awesome. It was a really an awesome night! Happy Circus Birthday Austin and Kenadee!
Burke has been working his butt off as usual. The other day he went to work at 3:30 AM and came home at 10:30 PM. He said he loved his job so much he can't believe he gets paid for it! It's too bad the company he works for makes such cool products. He really has a lot of pride for his company. If only they made something lame like......pooper scoopers or fly swatters. This is some of what they make. These are real men toys - none of those tonka trucks.
Soccer, soccer, and more soccer. Amberly is getting better and better, Skyler is so excited when she kicks the ball and Kenadee loves the half time and after game treat! I even got to play in two of my own games in the women's league before the referees kicked me out for the season. Just jokin'. Actually, I found out the referee is Brenda Craven's son and Mick Craven started refereeing with him, so I have an IN! (they live in the neighborhood). They did fold the league for a season though, because too many women were busy canning peaches and doing other June Cleaver stuff that they didn't show up to play. So sad because I LOVE PLAYIN'. Although, I went to all the soccer games, I did get over 100 jars of peaches canned. I even showed Amberly's piano teacher how to can and as she stated she has turned into a canning monster and is canning everything in sight! Speaking of piano, Amberly is becoming a GREAT pianist and I am so glad I am a mean mom and haven't allowed her to quit! Skyler got her rabbit - he's a little netherland dwarf that she named dark chocolate. We put him in the garage, just like our kids :).
Austin has gotten really good at saying BYE (as previously mentioned in the circus paragraph). He says BYE YA, BYE YA. He's really cute. At night or naptime I lay him down and he waves and says BYE YA! Also, I finally had his hair cut. All those adorable curls gone. He no longer seems to be my little baby, but instead looks like a big boy - sniff, sniff. Kenadee oh kenadee we hope that the magic will begin at age 4. My laundry pile needs to decrease. On a good note, she is learning to read like her sisters - she sounds out really well - D D D CAR or P P P Mom or S S S Potty. All is well at the Phillips Home LOL
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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