Wednesday, September 30, 2009


What better place to create art than on the back of every seat in my van? Any suggestions for removal of ink from vinyl?


Janna begged and begged for me to take her to the doctor for this bump on her stomach. After about a month when I realized it wasn't going away, I made an appointment for her. I called Jay and asked if he could watch the other kids while I took her to the doctor. He opted to take her to the doctor instead. After numbing Janna, he cut the cyst open and wanted to remove it in one piece. Apparently Janna was freaking out and couldn't handle it, so he dug around with some tool, and flushed it all out. Jay said it was pretty nasty. I don't think Janna will be wanting to go to the doctor again any time soon.


Hoover Dam
Bob, Lilly
Brook, Jay
The amazing hotel suite with 4 flat screen TV's, full laundry, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, 2 bedrooms and 2 amazing bathrooms.

Arcade games at New York New York- Brook, Lilly, Bob
Suzee on top of a game
Lilly tearin' up DDR
Bob, Janna on a virtual reality roller coaster
We broke the ride, so we didn't get to find out how cool it was- Me, Abbey

Watching the Manhatton Express roller coaster. Jay, Patty, Abbey, Emma and I rode. The others were too short.

Brook in front of Treasure Island

Abbey in the Venetian in front of the gondola rides.
Janna, Lilly on a ride.
Bob, Jay, Suzee, Abbey
Jay, Suzee
The kids on "Disko"
Janna, Abbey on "The Inverter"
Everyone on the swinging boat ride
Bumper cars
Lilly, Jay
Me holding Suzee. She got a fever and was miserable. Roy and I took turns with her while Jay took kids on rides.
Brook, Jay, James
JannaVegas girls Abbey, Janna, Lilly, Emma
Last night swimming at the hotel- Brook, Emma
We had a fun time in Las Vegas. The first day was more adult-ish with the garden show. The kids loved the second day with gondola rides at the Venetian, and games and rides at Circus Circus.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Saturday we had a Relief Society Super Saturday full of crafts, which I love to do when someone else tells me what to do. The idea part is hard for me. Anyway, I made these, which I am in LOVE with, and want to make lots more. Maybe for my kids rooms. Someday when they have rooms versus one room. Off track again. I also made necklaces for all the girls, and some "Ho Ho Ho" Christmas blocks. It was a busy day. I had Janna with me to help with Suzee, but she ended up doing most of the craft stuff while I held Suzee. Thanks Amy and Dustin for watching the other 6. They had a blast.


Labradane- A mix between a Labrador and a Great Dane. Meet Tiger, who joined our family on Friday (much to my dismay).
The kids are thrilled. I'm not.

He's six weeks old and cute- for now.