Saturday, December 27, 2008

Talk to you soon!

We are going on vacation to Va. so I will not be posting for a while. I wanted to say I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Here is a couple of cute pics I took of the boys. Will post more when we get back.

Jacob dressed all in his military/camo gear. He just loves to wear his camo.


. My Dylan elf!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My boys are amazing!

It started with me being sick last week. I really wanted to get my tree up but didn't have the strength to do so I asked Jacob if he could at least put the White tree up. You don't have to decorate it just put it up. He put it up for and continued on to put up the Christmas village. We didn't have the display case to put it up so he decided to put it up in the entertainment center. I tried to help but wasn't much good. The next morning he got up and before school decorated my tree. We have two trees for the house but the other was going to the Ward to be decorated for the Christmas party there that was absolutely wonderful with great food (especially the deserts were Yummy!) and a satellite video of Santa from the North Pole for the kids. The just loved it! . It is home now and up. I have never put lights up around the house before and wasn't again this year even though we have the lights for the house. So when I came home with Jacob yesterday evening after work Jared had started putting lights up in the back of the house. Jacob sick wanted to help his brother so he got up on the roof with Jared to help him finish. It was going well until the lights blew because they had them all on the same plug. Mark came over the next day and helped Jared figure out the light problem. When I brought Jacob home from school. Jared and Jacob finished the wonderful lights around and on the roof. The boys put in white lights HOHOHO, blue and pink lights a present, and green w/multi colored lights a tree. They were so good to me while I have been under the weather and I just wanted to share how great I think my boys are. Thank you, Jacob and Jared.

I can't forget about Dylan because he was always checking on me because I barely got out of bed for two day. Taking my temp, trying to feed me and just staying close by making sure I was okay. Thank you, Turtle.

I love you all so much, MOM

Thursday, December 11, 2008

AMAZING GRACE

I received this in my email today from Mark's dad Wayne and thought I would share this with all of you. One of my favorite songs. This version gave me goose pumps. I hope you enjoy itas much as I did. Annetta

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtrnB4FZ-yc

Monday, December 8, 2008

Family picture day at Princess Place Preserve

Here are the family pictures we took at Princess Place Preserve. We are trying to get the right Christmas photo of the family to send out this year in our cards. We wanted something different and thought we could take some unique pictures here at the preserve. As you can see we did and as always one of us is not doing the same as the others. Enjoy the slide show and lets see if you can pick out the one we will use. Good Luck! Annetta

Friday, December 5, 2008

Dear Boys!

I want you to know how much I love you guys and I am so happy you are back home. I just have a few requests/wishes for you adorable young men. I know you can do these things for your mother.

Homework, please do it so I don't have to take your entire weekend away because I get on Webgrade and see big fat ZERO'S where there should be nice wonderful grades.

Chores, when doing your chores please take pride in doing them and before saying you are done ask yourself will MOM think this is done correctly so when I do get home from work and they are not started, completely done or just shoved to another spot trying to hide the mess I won't make you do it again, give a speech to you at the top of my lungs and you won't have to write hundreds of sentences and you know I mean hundreds because I am so tired to talking about the same things over and over again.

Fighting with each other. I know there is one of you that loves to bug the other two and get them going because you know you can. At times ther ohter egg it on also. I don't want to make you hug each other for hours telling each other that you love one another looking each other in the eyes not being able to move. I am going to do this very soon if you guys don't stop. The yelling and picking needs to stop. I know sibling spats are normal to some degree but at times you guys go overboard over everything you are fussing about.

Picking up after yourself is not hard to do. When you are done with whatever it may be you are using at the time Please! I am begging you to put it away or dispose of it properly. Let me give you examples of what mom is talking about. Clothes, put them in the laundry baskets not on the floor where you take them off. Put clean clothes away properly not shoved in corners, under beds or back in the laundry room so you won't have to open a draw and put them away correctly. It takes more energy to do the things you are doing to pretend they have been put away properly than it would have to put them away properly. Dishes, how many times do you go to the kitchen sink and you can't pick them up off the counter or table and walk them to the sink and clean it. Games/toys, leaving them in the living room not in there proper case is going to get them scratched or broken (as you well know, many have been destroyed for this reason). You have to go into another case to get another game out anyway so why not put the one you are done with in its proper case before you get next game out. I could go on for hours giving examples but I won't bore the world with all my venting on this subject when there is more you can do for your poor loving mother.

Hygiene: Not all of you have the same issues but you know who you are when I bring these up. Brushing your teeth. WHY? OH WHY? do I have to remind you all on a daily basis to do this task that you have had to do your entire life. Washing your hands, wipe you face, don't wipe your hands on your shirt, brush your hair, change your dirty shirt/pants (I have a child that just doesn't like to change if he is wearing his favorite clothes, he just doesn't care if it is dirty he wants to wear it over and over again). Air your shoes and feet out!! etc.

Sorry boys for venting on the blog but maybe you will see how desperately I am pleading with you to help your mother in these situations. You all are growing up to be wonderful little men and I only want the best for you all. I can't go on strike and since I have tried that knowing it doesn't work is not an option. So I am going to take drastic measures. THIS IS YOUR WARNING!! BEFORE IT HAPPENS SO DON'T SAY YOU DIDN'T KNOW I WAS GOING TO TAKE THESE GREAT AND WONDERFUL STEPS WHEN THE CONSEQUENCES BECOME HARDER THAN THEY ARE NOW ON YOU!

HUGS, KISSES AND SCRATCH BACKS

LOVE YOUR STRESSED OUT MOTHER THAT IS COUNTING HER BLESSINGS NOT HER PROBLEMS!