Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hot Chocolate

Jacob loves to play outside while waiting for carpool. Ben loves to play/pester Jacob while waiting for carpool. Jacob has issued an open invite to anyone who wants to watch him do karate off the snow banks to come on over. Ben had a revelation today after I made him hot chocolate. He said "hot chocolate is warm." Nothing gets past this kid.


Chuck E. Cheese

We took the kids to the greatest place on earth (to a kid). We got to lunch in the armpit of Layton -- Chuck E. Cheese. It was worth the $40 mediocre pizza and tokens just to see the look of sheer delight on Jacob and Ben's faces. Oh to be a kid again! They redeemed their tokes for silly bands, fake teeth, race cars, and bendy straws. The last 2 pictures are what I made Saturday evening for dinner: homemade wheat and oatmeal bread. It was yummy.


Valentine's Day

Valentines wasn't anything super exciting; it was perfect. Just stayed home and spent time with the family. We enjoyed some beautiful weather; quite mild in fact. The boys had a blast playing outside. Here are some pictures of our not-very-eventful day. Loved it! Notice Ben eating a bowl full of guacamole. Gotta love that kid.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Testing 123

Is our blog working???

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day!

After the blustery couple of days we have experienced, I am quite glad that dang groundhog Punxsutawney didn't see his shadow.  Spring?  Yes please.

 Make it a great day!  You may have to do it all over again.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Jenny Turns The Big 2-9 (again)!

Yes. I am old, and I am getting gray hair on my right and left temples to prove it. 

Marty took me out Saturday to see a wonderful movie, "The King's Speech." I loved that movie. I have not gone to many movies; in fact, I have only seen the Twilight movies in the past three years. Before that, I don't even think I had been to a movie in years. I refuse to pad the already thick wallets of the liberal Hollywood elite. I made an exception for Mr. Darcy, I mean Colin Firth. He and Geoffrey Rush did an amazing job. Actually, all the actors did. If you are a fan of the original BBC Pride and Prejudice miniseries, you will enjoy seeing Mr. Collins and Miss Elizabeth Bennett in this movie. I loved this movie so much I would really consider paying full-price admission to see it again. (For the record, I must be honest. We used Cinemark gift cards and movie passes to get in and pay for the popcorn and Diet Cokes).

After the movie, we went to the Cheesecake Factory. It seems to be a tradition for my birthday. They have such yummy dinners, not to mention the delectable desserts. I still have leftovers to eat for lunch today.

On Sunday, we had family over for cake and ice cream. Actually, there was no ice cream. Just whipped cream. Same diff: lots of sugar and fat, but oh so yummy! I got money, gift cards, a much-needed apron, and a BYU sweatshirt. Marty knows me so well. My old sweatshirt was frayed and ripped; I had to throw it away last year. Thanks sweetie. And thank you Dave for braving the "great and spacious" building that you Utah fans refer to as the WILK!

The Title-less Post

I have some random pictures yet again of two of my favorite subjects. You know who I am referring to. 

 Here I am fast at work exploring the capabilities of my I-pad. Just kidding. It's just me playing Bejeweled!

Jacob taking his own picture. Love his grin!
Aunt Kellie holding Ben. Ben sticking out his tongue; hate it. Ben wearing his new roller skates; love it!

Jacob taking pictures of his favorite subject -- himself.


Happy New Year!

I know this is a very belated entry, but better late than never, right?

I've started a new job, and hence the tardiness of updating the family blog. I am now a Labor and Delivery nurse at Intermountain Medical Center. I am quite excited about this. I meet each new day there with much joy and quite a bit of nerves. After 14 years in the NICU, I am out of my comfort zone. But I look at this new career path as a way to keep my old brain and neuron connections sharp. 

My favorite part of the job: being able to be with these parents as they bring a new life into the world. The labor process is not always smooth sailing, but the end result never ceases to amaze me. It just proves my point beyond a shadow of a doubt -- there IS a God, a Heavenly Father who loves us and wants nothing but happiness for us.

Enough waxing philosophical for me. Here are some cute pictures of two of my biggest and brightest blessings in my life; they are the bright spot to the end of a busy night at work. There is nothing more rewarding than coming home to these darling angels who love me and are so excited to see me. Needless to say, the feeling is mutual.

We lit sparklers and threw Pop Its for New Years Eve. What better way for a six-year-old and a three-year-old to ring in the new year!