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Monday, April 27, 2009

Tunes on Tuesday

A little known fact about me is that I'm really passionate about music. I love listening to the lyrics of the songs and absorbing them. So I have decided that I'm going to start a new section on my blog called Tunes on Tuesday. I'm going to post different songs that have touched my life or just hit me. If I can't find the song I'll just post the lyrics.

So after going back and forth on what song I was going to post first I decided to do Nickleback's "If Today Was Your Last Day". I think Nickleback is a great band and their songs are really good. I heard this on the radio and it really made me think. What if today was my last day? What would I do?

Here is the link to uTube so you can heat the song {I couldn't get it to down load} and here are the lyrics...

My best friend gave me the best advice He said each day’s a gift and not a given right Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind And try to take the path less traveled by That first step you take is the longest stride
If today was your last dayand tomorrow was too late Could you say goodbye to yesterday?Would you live each moment like your last? Leave old pictures in the past Donate every dime you have? If today was your last day

Against the grain should be a way of life What’s worth the prize is always worth the fight Every second counts ’cause there’s no second try So live like you’ll never live it twice Don’t take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late Could you say goodbye to yesterday?Would you live each moment like your last? Leave old pictures in the past Donate every dime you have? Would you call old friends you never see? Reminisce of memories Would you forgive your enemies? Would you find that one you’re dreamin’ of? Swear up and down to God above That you finally fall in love If today was your last day

If today was your last day Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart? You know it’s never too late to shoot for the stars Regardless of who you are So do whatever it takes ‘Cause you can’t rewind a moment in this life Let nothin’ stand in your way Cause the hands of time are never on your side

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last? Leave old pictures in the past Donate every dime you have? Would you call old friends you never see? Reminisce of memories Would you forgive your enemies? Would you find that one you’re dreamin’ of? Swear up and down to God above That you finally fall in loveIf today was your last day

What would you do if today was your last day???

Monday, April 20, 2009

A quiet Sunday Afternoon

So we were enjoying a quiet Sunday afternoon together as a family. The boys wen't out to swing for a little bit before dinner. All of a sudden I hear screaming. And screaming, and screaming... and more screaming. So it was time to go and check it out. There was a HUGE killer bee that flew into the house. Yes INTO the house. So now we have this HUGE {are you getting the picture of how big it is} flying around the house. The kids are screaming, the dog is barking and we are all dodging the HUGE bee. It flys up to one our windows and is buzzing around trying to get out of a closed window.

So now picture the husband on a step ladder trying to vacuum up the bee that was on the window sill that is to high for anyone to reach. {That was my idea} All of us are still screaming and trying to tell the husband which way the bee went. In the end it flew to a higher window and buzzed around before getting tired and quit. The husband said it was dead but I dreamed about it last night, and come to find out it was still alive, I saw it flying around a different window this morning.

...And now for my hilarious children....
Tommy has been really funny lately and here are some of the conversations we've had and the things that he has said....

me: Tommy, what are you eating?
T: mom... the chocolate just walked into my mouth!

T: Mom, there is darkness in my heart.
Me: Really?! why?
T: There is darkness in my heart so I can kill the bad guys

Me: Tommy you are a mess!
T: I'm just decorating with my dinner.

T: I have to wear the bucket on my head.
Me: Why?
T: So I can put stuff under it.
{I love his reasoning for everything}

And here is one from James {his prayer last night}.... I guess he is listening in Primary...
J: Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for this day, and that we could go to church. Please help us not to drink alcohol, and to keep our bodies healthy. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

I hope all of you are keeping your bodies healthy too.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I made it in time...

So this fabulous blogger named Mamarazzi is having a swap on her blog. I just missed it last time and was waiting to get on in April. You should go and check her out. She has a really cute daughter that does a cooking post about once a week or two. And Mamarazzi herself is full of fun and surprises.

Now because I'm kinda computer retarded I don't know how to put the button on the post. But it's linked many time in this post and the button is on the side bar. {really I'm dumb when it comes to computers... at least weekly I end up with the blue screen of death, and if ever the internet is broke you can blame it on me}

Go peek at her blog!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Consider yourself warned...

....The next person who calls this house to talk to the husband at 7:00pm will be on the "Not Happy List"

I swear.... it seems like everyone calls the house at 7:00pm, which is when we are putting the kids to bed... to talk for like an hour! I mean really people... let us get the kids down and then I don't care how long you talk to him. But the boys like to have their dad there for scriptures and prayers.

So please.... wait until 7:32 before picking up the phone to call this house.

{thank you}

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Adventure

Well, we are off {kinda} for a new adventure. We are moving to Florida! Why Florida you ask? Well, the husband has decided what he wants to be now that he is grown up. So we are moving so he can go to chiropractic school. So after starting out going to nursing school, then joining the Army, 2 deployments, 7 moves, and contracting here in Arizona we definitely been around the block... a couple times. And we are off again.

Let me back up just a little. After the husband got back from Afghanistan, he was talking about making a change. We love what the military has done for us, and the experiences that we have had. But he decided that it was time to make a change. So after exploring a couple different ideas he picked one.

But first things first.... we need to sell our house. That will depend on when we are leaving. Now ideally we will sell our house and be able to leave in August. And the husband will start school {again} mid-August.

So that is our latest. If you know anyone that will be relocating to Sierra Vista send them our way.... we have a house. {you would be surprised that you know people who are coming here, have been here, took a military course here or was threaten to be stationed here}


Saturday, April 11, 2009

A happy chocolate birthday

After we go back from Disneyland was Tommy's birthday. We ended up celebrating it early so Davy and Jon could come. {they would be gone by the time we got back from vacation} I ask Tommy what kind of birthday he wanted. Wondering if he would pick a "Dinosaur" or "Hotwheels" party.... nope.... he wanted a Chocolate party!! Yes a chocolate party, not just a cake but a party. So... that's what I tried to do. Being that he is turning 4 I kept it really small. four little friends {and all the other random people tha show up at our house} We had pizza, and a pinata. Then all the kids just played.

{Chocolate cake... it has a blue center {per Tommy's request}And yes... I forgot one of the candles on his cake.... there should be 4, they grow so fast!!}

The indestructible pinata

The pinata was really funny. It took two turns from all the kids and then to get beat by all the men as well. There was a flying bat... and a man that was struck.... take that as you will. {Brandon I'm sure Adam is sorry!} The poor pinata ended up on the ground being smash to smithereens, and then there was candy....

Finally it was opened. {the kids were happy, that the men were finally strong enough to break it open}

Tommy was born while Steve was in Iraq. He was named after my father and has crazy similarities to him. He was bald until 2 and now he has so much hair. Tommy is so funny and has a crazy sense of humor. He is pretty quiet until he warms up and then goes wild. His smile really brightens a room, and his high pitch voice makes everyone giggle.

Tommy, I love you! You bring so much joy to my life. I love the special relationship we have. Tommy I hope that you forever keep the zest of life that you have right now, and are able to continue to have the happy out look on life that you do now.

Here is the song that totally explains Tommy's birth from Steve's perspective. "The day you were born." Grab a tissue, it's a beautiful song. I really love this song so I'm going to write the lyrics.

"The Day You Were Born" by Jr Schultz

It's 3am and I'm wide awake, They say I'm going to be a daddy today, but I can't be there, And my heart is torn. A million thoughts running through my head, Wonder if I'll be a good dad, You know I ain't never done this before.

I heard you cry, and I couldn't help to shed a few myself, But I'm smiling through the tears, The world stood still as I held the phone, And suddenly I wasn't alone, And all those miles seem to disappear.

And I'm 7,000 miles away, And all I can do is pray,To God that every things going to be alright, All alone I'm walking the floor, Surrounded by this war, That's where I was the day that you were born.

Now I don't mean to come off like I'm, Feeling sorry for myself, But some times it don't seem fair, Daddy's running off left and right, And I'm stuck here tonight, When all I want, Is to be there.

And I'm 7,000 miles away, And all I can do is pray, to God that every things going to be alright, All alone I'm walking the floor, Surrounded by this war, That's where I was the day that you were born.

When I finally close my eyes at night, Drifted off into a dream, It was as real as a dream could be, I picked you up and held you close, Then suddenly I wake up to reality.

And I'm 7,000 miles away, and all I can do is pray, To God that every things going to be alright, All alone I'm walking the floor, Surrounded by this war, That's were I was the day that you were born.... You've been my son since the day that you were born.

Happy 4 years Tommy, I look forward to lots, and lots more with you!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

A thankful vacation

Now that I'm finally done posting about our vacation. I want to tell you what we are thankful for. It was so fun to have this family vacation and I hope this is the first of many. The boys still ask to go to Disneyland. I guess they forgot the 7 hour drive to get there.
*Tommy is thankful for the ability to spit.

*I'm thankful for the simple pleasures that children can find in anything

*I'm also thankful for that Tim bowled with us.... that way I'm not a total loser.

*I'm sure after this Eliza is thankful that she is an Aunt {and not mom} to these boys {and she is a great one at that!!}

*Tommy is thankful for turkey legs

*James is thankful for chocolate ice cream

*Tim is thankful for Eliza. She carried him all around the park. {It's like carring around 30 pounds of dead weight}

*The boys are always thankful for puddles. No matter where we are they have to step in it.

*Tommy is thankful for super heroes

*Steve is thankful for duct tape. {Our weather stripping came off.... so Steve is not so thankful for Sierra Vista Glass}

*And I'm thankful for Arizona sunsets. You can't beat the sunset of home. And really desert sunsets are amazing.

I am so thankful that we are all safe and that no major disasters happen. I'm thankful for the happy memories I have.

Not the happiest place on earth

{I'm back.... I'm going to finally get this finished up.}

After spending 3 days at Disneyland, we went to Legoland. I don't know if we were theme parked out, or being tired, or the weather or what but Legoland for us was rather a disappointment. The boys were to short for most rides. And the park smelled bad....

But first things first we get into the park and immediately the boys have to pee.... Of course!! And after that, we visited the life size lego creation of Darth Vader.

James was excited to be a Jedi.

Tommy wanted to steal the light saber

And I don't really think Tim knew what was going on. He just wanted to be like his brothers.

This is the first ride we went on. It really stunk.... like smelly... I don't know if it was because we were by the water or what. Tommy rode with me and Jame with Steve, they had fun... and Tim was with Eliza.

This is a great picture that Eliza took of Tim. The first picture Eliza took with my camera she got a picture of my boobs... So she has come a long way... Good job Eliza!!

Here is Tommy on the jousting horse.

I think Tim was just enjoying the scenery

Now Tim looks like he is ready to joust.

Steve and Tim
So there was one cool thing, and that was the lego display that were there. Here is one of the beach and the killer bird that was attacking the beach. There were lego displays of all the major sites around the U.S.A. There was displays of New York, Chicago, San Fransisco it really was neat.

It was actually pretty amazing what you can do with legos.

Here is the Excalibur {with legos!!!} I loved it!

Here is the "Wedding Chapel" in Vegas. And just in case you can't see it....

Here is the old guy and the blond in the tube top. {I guess he needed a side dish}

All in all I think we were all done. oh, oh....AND.... the churros were more expensive at Lego Land than at Disneyland!!!!

I think it might have been better if the boys were a little older and we weren't so tired. It was fun to hang out together, and I'm glad that I get to mark this off my list of theme parks.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The happiest place on earth

We had a great time in Disney Land!!! I was trying to think of how I wanted to post this... so I think I'm going to do a post of pictures and captions underneath. I'll throw in stories as they come up. I hope you enjoy the pictures as you scroll through them. We spent three days at Disney Land, usually going in the morning and going back in the evening, so we have a lot of great pictures.... but believe me.... I edited them down.
Here we have the classic picture. The boys were rather upset that they had to look into the sun. But I was insistent on getting the castle in the back.

So I think that Disney should totally pay me for this picture of Tim. With the castle in the back ground {man... I'm getting good at taking pictures}
James loved having a map. He was really excited when he could fine where we were at. {hopefully he has better navigational skills than his mom}
Tommy and Eliza
James and Steve

Tim and Eliza....
It must be nice to be little and be able to be carried around. The picture of Tim and Eliza is so cute. Tim was so tired. Tim has a little Buzz Lightyear gun in his hand. It lights up and makes noise. Each of the boys got one and it quickly became the favorite toy. Thanks Eliza!
Steve saw these turkey legs cooking and had to have one. Tommy {who is usually our vegetarian} wanted a bite. So here is Tommy with a turkey leg....

I'm not sure what I think about this... I just thought it was funny. Tim can't keep his finger out of his nose....

So going to Disneyland there are characters all over.... Jame was terrified and watched from afar. Tommy finally came around when it came to Buzz Lightyear.
Tim was unsure but finally came around.
Here is a picture of the whole family.... After what Eliza went through with our family {remember the puke?} did you notice that James is still hiding behind me.
At Goofy's Diner. It was a pretty nice buffet.... {Steve was happy to meet the owner}
James looks so funny in this picture, but he is there standing next to Dale. Tim did not want to look at me so Eliza is making him.... {promise.... there is no choking going on}

This is a really good picture of James. In a close up you can see his freckles. I have to say I love my boys' eyes. All of them have big eyes.

I swear, Tim's finger is like a magnet to his nose. Great picture to use later on.
And here we are at the "Sword in the Stone." I tried to get picture separately, but Tim figured he'd try to help his brothers.

Tommy taking a turn.

And here is Tim taking his turn. Surprisingly none of the boys pulled the sword out. {now that I think about it.... I should have had Steve try}
This is on Huckfinn's Island, and it's a barrel bridge. {there are barrels under it to keep it floating} I just want to let you all know to be careful. You can fall while you are on it.We went to drive the cars. I was totally looking forward to this. I remember these from when I was little. Just so you all know there is a reason why you have to be 16 to legally drive. First I guess it's the maturity factor... and for two.... you have to be able to see over the steering wheel.

Tim like just being a passenger.
And James.... he is a really bad driver.... good thing it's on some sort of track.

The Merry-go-Round was fun {I don't' remember the last time I rode one} and the line was so fast {yeah for fast lines}

Just a good picture of Steve

The last ride that we rode on, it's a classic and has to be done.

Dumbo the flying elephant..... it was a great way to end our Disney adventure.
Here are some fun points...
*Steve about ran up to the front gate. He was so excited to go.

*The boys were so funny... they are roller coaster junkies! {Steve is happy about that} They {James and Tommy}were able to go on every ride except the Indiana Jones. And get this.... Tim was able to go on the Matterhorn! And he LOVED it. We got off and he kept saying "Again, again".

*Tommy's favorite ride was the Thunder Mountain Railroad, and James' was Space Mountain

*We had one accident... Tommy peed his pants.

*Tommy got lost... fortunately it was only for like 10 minutes and he learned that he needs to stay close. {but really talk about a frantic mom!}

*We were eating too much to do the Tea Cups.

*Of course we did "It's a Small World" but it's not like I remembered

*The boys did great walking back and forth {about a half mile each way} It was a good thing... then I didn't feel bad about all the junk that I ate.

*We probably visited every bathroom in Disneyland at least once.

*I didn't really like Toon town.

*Donald was no where to be found

*The best way to get around the park is to use the train.

*Everything tastes better in Disneyland {except maybe turkey legs}

*I love that everyone is in character all the time.

*Steve beat me twice in the Buzz Lightyear ride.... {I think some how he cheated... I just don't know how}

*Taking Eliza was totally the best idea ever!!

*I can't wait to go back!!!

ALL of the boys had fun. And I did too. It was a lot of fun making some new memories in Disneyland. I can't wait to go back.

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