Sunday, April 26, 2009

These pics are repeats if you're on FB. But my parents aren't.

So here are some new family pictures. Not too much exciting has happened to us this week. Well, Tate had a field trip and Emily's class had a chocolate party in conjunction with reading "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (Was that supposed to be underlined instead of in quotes?). We still need to edit our Sea World movies. And spend way too many hours working in our yard. And....well, that list is just too long. We are a service project waiting to happen. Pathetic, eh?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Miniworld deserves its own post

Emily and Grand Central Station

Leave it to Mike to find the fly fisherman

Mike and I each found what we think are sets of missionaries: white shirts, ties, backpacks, book in hand...........

This is how I play chess

the kids and the NYC skyline

teeny pop machines in the alley in Vegas

the Guggenhiem, for heck's sake!

mimes and cops in Central Park
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fastest CA Vacation Ever. (Only CA vacation ever)

The kids driving lego volvos. That was funny. Maybe we'll post video later.

Emily and "Shamu" (if that's his REAL name....)

me and the kids at Sea World. Looks like California, eh?
This was an accident, but I decided it was cool. It's our shadows: Mike, Emily, Hayden, Tate, me. We're watching seals.

The closest we got to the beach. We were driving around looking for some fast dinner.

Mike and the kids in line to ride the bionicle spinning ride at legoland. You can tell because of the palm trees. This was one of the lines where we saw a little lizard running around.

Proof they've been there. Although I guess someone could just come and take a pic in front of the sign and go home. Like my kids would let that happen to them.

I've been a bit busy lately, but I keep hoping that this week will be better. I hope to post more pics and some family pics we took on Easter soon. Here's my bit to save the world through blog: family is important. Save the family. the whales can wait.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

No pics, only blah-blah-blah.

So like many of you, I was watching conference today. One of the talks (ok, several of the talks) was about following the prophet (which in my mind, includes the twelve also). I thought, "hmm....what am I not listening/obeying the prophet about?" Well, what popped into my mind (mind you, this is not the only thing, just the first thing) was the encouragement they've given us to use our internet presence for good and blog/post/fb/twitter about the church. I feel hesitant to do that because I don't want to cheese people away. I mean, at Christmas I blogged serious and almost everyone disappeared from the comments. Another reason is that I am actually quite reserved about things that matter to me. You might be saying to yourself, "Pigs will fly when she acts shy" (then I would say, "you're a poet and you didn't know it"). Think hard, have you ever known me to wax loquatious about my husband? Do I gush about my kids (I mean gushing with praise, not frustration)? Things that are really, truly important to me are very difficult for me to discuss. I kind of think that I'm not the only one who feels this way. So other than pick fights, which goes contrary to the purpose of all this, what else can I do? Mostly only our family and ward friends look at this blog anyway, so how much do I need to say? Feel free to tell me what you think. What to do, what to do........... besides eat Easter candy, I mean. It really is the holiday with the best candy: coconut nests, choc bunnies, peanut butter eggs............Russell Stover has the best Easter candy. yep. P. S. don't go away--next week we will have pics of Legoland and SeaWorld to bore you with!