Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My New Wheels

Due to the fact that we are 4 weeks away from having child #4, it became a necessity to get another vehicle. If we didn't get another vehicle as Dave put it he would be riding in the trunk of the car and Landon would be driving. Since that wasn't really a possibility we went with the better option and got a new car. Actually it is a 2006 Mazda 5, but it is nice!! It is nice to have 2 cars in our family again. The last time we had 2 cars was when Emma was born. We sold our Saturn the day after I brought her home from the hospital. That was 5 years ago. The only time we have had a 2ND car since then or I have had a car during the day is when Dave had a work truck or when he was working out of town. The freedom of knowing I have transportation if I need it is very nice!! Anyway, without further Ado, here is the new car!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Many people have an item that is very special to them. It may be a blanket they have had since they were little or a special toy. For Landon it is a stuffed animal horse named Neigh. Landon recieved this horse on they day he was born from his Aunt Mindy and it has become a very cherised and well loved possession. As you can tell he is very well loved. Compare this to the other stuffed animal he recieved also from Aunt Mindy on the day he was born. This one is a frog.

Neigh and Landon have been through a lot together. When we lived in our old ward he always took Neigh with him to nursery. The nursery workers felt very priviledged when Landon would let them hold Neigh. Neigh has also been lost a few times, once for about 2 weeks and he always manages to find his way back to Landon. He was found in my parent's couch cushion. I think that this stuffed horse has way more than 9 lives!!

Recently while Dave and I were helping Landon clean his bedroom Dave told Landon he could choose 3 stuffed animals to keep on his bed and the rest had to go in Emma and Reagan's Closet. If we let Landon he would be sleeping with 10-15 stuffed animals every night. I left for a little bit and Dave later showed me that Neigh was one of the stuffed animals that ended up in Emma and Reagan's closet. I was shocked!! I thought that maybe Landon was outgrowing Neigh. However, Neigh has once again resurfaced and made his way back to Landon. Landon is once again sleeping with Neigh. Maybe someday Landon will outgrow it, but I am not holding my breath!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

First of all I want to say Happy Mother's Day to all of the mother's out there! Today my mom and dad spoke in there ward so we went to hear them speak. On the back of the program was a list and I thought it was cute and so I have to share it with you.

What Mom's REALLY want for Mother's Day...

  • To be able to eat a whole candy bar by herself, and drink a glass of Diet Coke without any "floaties."
  • To have my 14-year-old answer a question without rolling her eyes in that "Why is this person my mother?" way
  • Five pounds of chocolate that won't add twenty.
  • A shower, without a child peeking through the curtain with a "Hi'ya, Mom" just as I put razor to my ankle.
  • A full-time cleaning person, who looks like Brad Pitt.
  • For my teenager to announce, "Hey, Mom! I got a full time scholarship and a job all in the same day!"
  • A grocery store that doesn't have candy, gum, or cheap toys displayed at the checkout line.
  • To have a family meal without a discussion about bodily secretions.
  • Four words: Fisher Price Play Prison!!!

Hope all the mom's out there have a fantastic Mother's day. I know I will!!