Sunday, February 21, 2010

12 years.....

*happy 12 year anniversary seth*
12 years ago today was seriously the happiest day of my life.
my wedding day in my eyes was perfect.
i felt relaxed and happy.
seth and i smiled the whole time.
our faces hurt by the end of the night.
i love my husband more today then that perfect wedding day.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


this week has been a great week for tj. on sunday at church his little cubscout troop got to hand out programs at the door, and they introduced them on stage.
then today he was honored with an award for being a great learner and very respondsible.

we are so proud of you!
love you!!

tj lost is 2 front teeth..

tj is our little toothless wonder right now.
in the past few months he has lost 4 teeth!
he looks so cute!
last week he lost his 4th one.
the second one on top.
now he has a cute little lisp.


we have really been enforcing the chores again. i feel like we got a little lazy about it for awhile, but now we are back.
we sat the boys down and told them that we are a family , and as a family we all must help out. i don't believe in paying kids to do chores, i believe more in rewarding for good attitudes and good hearts.
i feel like we all live in this house and we should all take care of it.
i think part of the reason we have gotten so lazy is we didn't given our kids enough credit for what they can do. i sometimes just have the attitude that it will be faster and better if i just do it myself.
but what does that teach them?
so the other night i tested tanner to see if he could do the dishes. he's 7.
and guess what?
he did a fantastic job.
so now, tanner and isaiah
take turns clearing the table, putting away clean dishes, and putting dirty dishes in the dishwasher.
they also have to clean the table after we eat and sweep under the table. it has been great and they are doing a fantastic job. we still get a whine or complain now and again but for the most part they are having really great attitudes.
smoosh takes the trash out and cleans the toilets.
he is also doing a great job.
he likes to scrub and scrub the toilet until the bowl is shiny white.

the other day my girlfriend came over for dinner, after we ate the boys got right to their chores. she asked isaiah " how much does your mom pay you?"..........
isaiah-" nothing. it's a hard knocked life for us"
ha ha ha. love it :) so funny!

friends christmas party...

i have been a total slacker with my blogging lately. this party happened over a month ago. better late then never :)
every year we do a highschool friends christmas party. this year the jevec's hosted.
for those that don't know, my good friend vern got married while we were in hawaii. she had asked me to be a bridesmaid, i said yes, but told her i would have to be there in spirit since we would be on vacation. she asked if we could do pictures before i left so i put my bridesmaid dress on and she put her wedding dress on and we did pictures. well, i had no idea what she was going to do with those pictures. ha ha.. she made a life size cardboard cutout of me so i could be at her wedding. it was hysterical. so anyway, at our friends christmas party someone brought "cardboard jenni" as a white elephant gift. seth was very excited :)me meeting "cardboard jenni". ha ha ha!

it was a super fun night. we laughed ALOT and ate good food.
fun times spent with life long friends.