What a weekend! And it's not over!

Well I sure hope everyone had a great thanksgiving! We sure did!!! We had a great dinner at the Rolfe's, thanks Marie, everything was great! Then we went to a movie, Four Christmases, not my fave, but it was nice being with everyone. And up early for Black Friday!!! I actually didn't get up until 6:30am, but I still got a good day of shopping in! And some great deals!!! Thanks to my wonderful father in law for watching the kids! And after a nice rest, we put up our new tree!!! I love this holiday season! As many of you know I do a different themed tree every year, this year we have a fun cheerful tree with Silver ribbon, and pinkish purple, green, and blue ornaments! It is so fun! I wanted something to make us smile, even though we miss dad so much. But we did send Dustin a little tree! It is about 6' tall and lights up, the kids even put little ornaments on it! And then of course we had to get them each a little tree for their rooms! I also got a 4foot tree for the kids to put their special ornaments on, since I am so weird about my big tree! Every year I let the kids pick a special ornament for the year, they love it, and it takes forever to pick out just the right one! They are so cute when trying to decide! Thanks sis for waiting with me while they debated! Like I said I love this season! Being with family and friends, watching wonderful movies, making goodies and gifts for everyone! This truly is the season for families! I will post pictures of everything as soon as I get all the boxes put away! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! (If you follow my facebook also, you will have seen I said one tree down, three to go, well we still have the kids to do, and then we help Grandma Great and Grandma Rolfe each put up their trees! The kids love it!) I will be taking lots of pictures! So check back soon!
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you all have a great thanksgiving weekend!


I have been wondering, as I am sitting here thinking of everything I have to clean, why bother? It will just get destroyed in a matter of minutes. Why is it that one can spend all day, and I do mean all day, to only have it messed up in a few minutes? Why do we do this to our selves? I for one hate cleaning! It is disgusting! I can think of at least 50 things I would rather be doing! Yet, we keep on with the vicious cycle of cleaning! Why???

I am thankful for...

the blessing of being a mom! A mom to three wonderful kids! They may drive me crazy at times, but I love them each soooo much! I know I already said I was thankful for them, but they are my whole world, without them I would be lost!


I just got home from seeing Twilight and I loved it!!! It was sooooo good. I went a little weary, I had heard some not so great things. But I just knew it wouldn't be just like the book, no movies are. And I was sooo not disappointed! They did a good job making as close to the book as time would allow, and many of my fav phrases were there! It was great! I will be buying it as soon as it is out on video! I really hope they make the next 3 books into movies fast! I would say, if you liked the books, go see the movie! You won't be sorry!


Check out my cute cakes in the new slide show 'Fun with Friends'. My great friend Natalie taught me how to do some really cool stuff! Thanks Nat!

For all us Stay at Home Moms!!!

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.

The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.

Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess.

A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall.

In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife.

He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.

He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.

He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What happened here today?'

She again smiled and answered, 'You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?

''Yes,' was his incredulous reply.

She answered, 'Well, today I didn't do it.'

I am thankful for...

having everything we all need! I am so thankful for Dustin and all his hard work to make it so that we can afford to get everything we need for our family! And help others! It is nice knowing that we can take care of our sweet kids and give them more than they need.

I am thankful for...

friends! Where would we be without friends to help us through life!? I am very thankful for all the wonderful friends I have! We got to visit with one of my missionaries and his wonderful wife and family this last weekend! It was so great! I love having such special friends all over the country. Thanks for all you do for me and my family!!! (Pictures coming soon!!!)

I am thankful for...

my brother! When I was 13 I learned I had another brother by my biological father, who I have never known. I have been looking for him for about two years, and I found him!!! He only lives a few hours away from me! So this last Saturday I got to meet him!!! It was so cool! I never thought I would get the chance. He is an artist, musician, and a good guy. I am thankful I get the chance to have him in my life!

Things I have done!

To participate just copy and paste in your own blog, and bold all of the things you have done. Happy discoveries!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch-hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

This is fun! You guys should try it! I wanna see everybody's answers!

I am thankful for..

my son! He is so full of life, and love! And of course energy!!! While we were driving to go see family, my sweet Jake was telling me stories and helping his sisters! He even moved to the back of the van so his sister could watch a movie. He has such a wonderful spirit! I am so thankful to have him! He is the best son ever! (I will add a picture later!When I get back to my own computer!)

I am thankful for...

Sweet girls! I love my girls,(and son), very much! They teach me everyday! They are so sweet and loving. And girly!!! Loving girls!
Gracie with crazy hair for school!

Sweet Gracie

Sweet Bekah

I am thankful for...

being able to move around, and meet new people! I love the Army! It has been so neat to get to move all over the country, places we probably wouldn't even be able to visit otherwise. I have enjoyed getting to know different places and people and culture. You would think its all the US, life is the same everywhere! But boy is it not!!! It has truly been a blessing to us! We love it!

Thankful for...

Chocolate! A nice simple chocolate is great for lifting the spirits after a long day! How did people live before chocolate???

I am thankful that...

I can go to church without people blocking my way, yelling mean things, and trying to stop me! My kids don't have to be scared to go to church, we get smiles and waves as we drive there!

Thankful for...

Friends! Friends from school, church, kids moms! I am thankful for having such amazing helpful, loving friends who inspire me in so many ways in my life! And are so helpful with my children! i know they are safe and learning good things from you all!


I needed some bingo cards that I could copy for a school activity, Last time it took me about 2 hours to make and rearrange cards to get different ones to play with! Well, I found this site that you can make different size, theme, color, black-white, educational, every kind of card for every occasion! It is a great site! So check it out if you need a game for anything!

Have fun, I know we will!

I am Thankful for...

The Internet! Without it I would be lost! I wouldn't be able to communicate with the love of my life! Or all my wonderful friends all over the great US of A! So today I am thankful that I can have the Internet! It truly is a wonderful system!

Kids! Gotta love 'em!

I love my kids! We have had some really sweet moments this week! They are just such wonderful, sweet little spirits! I am very thankful to be a mom, their mom. I got to go to the Rexburg temple for the first time yesterday! It was so nice! It had been WAY to long since I have gone to the temple! All I could think about was how much I love my wonderful, fantastic, eternal companion, Dustin! He is so good to me. I would be so lost without him! I am so glad I was blessed to find him. He truly is my other half, my soul mate, my world!

(Since it is the month to give thanks, I am going to try to show my thanks by blogging about something I am grateful for everyday this month! I challenge everyone to do the same!)


I wasn't going to post anything about elections, but I have to. ( I hope that all my friends know that I think everyone has a right to their own opinion, and I love you all no matter how you voted or think is best. I hope you can feel the same about me.) I think this sucks! I am sorry, but I am a little, no a lot scared, about what is going to happen to our military, and freedoms we enjoy so much. We are a military family, and I don't think Obama is going to support us the way McCain would have. And our right to choose and live our own religion. I truly hope and pray things will work out, but I am scared. There are a lot of freedoms that we enjoy as a family, I am worried about them. But all we can do is pray! So I am going to put this in the Lords hands! He is after all the only one who can save us!

Food Food Food!!!

So I have decided to start trying to make some freezer meals. I am hoping it will make it easier, faster, and cheaper. I am going to plan ahead and try to use what I have at home, instead of always spending tons of $$$ each week! So if any of you have some great freezer meals, let me know! Or just some great meal ideas that are fast, easy, and cheap! I hate spending so much on food! So give me ideas!!! I also have come to realize I have tons of Pancake mix, how I don't, but I do. And we enjoy pancakes some times, but I need ideas to use it up, and hopefully save money! Let me know if you have ideas or suggestions for me!!! I need all the help I can get!

Going Crazy!

I am really trying to not lose my mind, but it is becoming very hard!!! We are once again sick, I swear we are always sick! And it bites! So we are all trapped at home and my kids are driving me crazy, as much as I love them. My head hurts, and I really just need a break! But what to do!? So we were sick over Halloween, needless to say it sucked this year! No fun, except for Gracie who was able to go to school and to a church party and trick or treating, thanks to Becca and family! So as you can see, not a lot happening in our lives! Hope everyone is good.