Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Kendall!!

Three years ago Kendall joined our family kicking and screaming!! I remember that day so vividly. He just didn't want to come out. He was my most difficult and longest labor. I thought Samuel's was bad after 24hrs of labor and then an emergency C-section. That was nothing!! Kendall was just stubborn. After about 36 hrs and what seemed like forever of pushing he was finally here. We love our little Kendall and are so happy to have him in our Family!!
Saturday evening I took Kendall to get his Birthday pictures taken. He was looking forward to it, until we got there. He didn't want to do anything the photographer wanted him to do. He wanted to do his own thing. Well the session went better than I had thought, the photographer got some really cute shots of him. We celebrated Kendall's birthday with my brother Ron's family and my mom. As you can see in this picture James was able to Skpe in and join the party. Kendall loves his cousins and was so happy that Madalen and Carmen were able to come. Thanks guys for celebrating with us!!
Happy Birthday Kendall, We Love You I love this picture of Kendall with Carmen and Madalen. Just ignore Cameron, He is always being goofy, and he wonders why we don't have any good pictures of him.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

20 Years Ago Today!!!

It is hard for me to believe that James & I have been married for 20 yrs. This is a big one! So to celebrate we are thousands of miles apart. James left yesterday on a 3+ week business trip. I am sad that we aren't together but I am happy that he is getting paid to travel. Hopefully he will rack up the frequent flyer miles and we can go on a Cruise to the Caribbean again.

I looked thru our wedding pictures to scan the best photos of us to post. It is so funny to see how much we have changed. I had huge hair, but it was the 80's!

At our reception James & I had planned on being very nice with the cake, so after James gave me cake first(very nicely) it was my turn to give him a bite(nicely). Well, I have 6 brothers who were all egging me on so I took the cake and smeared it on his face. In this picture, James is reaching to get some more cake to smash on me. When we were done it was in my hair and on my dress.

It has been a great 20 yrs. with James. We have had some great times together and I look forward to a whole lot more. He is a great Father to our children, it is fun to see him and the boy's quote lines from their favorite movies or tv shows. Our kids got his crazy sense of humor, and out going personality and I am so glad that they did!! It is never a dull moment at our house with each of them trying to out do the other and to make James laugh. James is a great Husband. He puts up with my moods, my nagging and my endless bugging him to help me with computer stuff. I am so thankful that I have him and that we can be together forever, so what's 3 weeks, I can handle being a part that long when I know that he is mine for Eternity! I still miss you James, Come Home Soon!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Samuel's Graduation Party!

Samuel is officially a High School Graduate. He Graduated on Thursday June 12th. I was very happy that the whole ceremony only lasted 1hr and 15 min. It was perfect. We had a party planned to begin at 7pm, with food from our favorite restaurant and a climbing wall. The food was to be picked up at 6:30 and the climbing wall was to arrive at our house at 6:30 also. We let Cameron stay home with Kendall to greet the climbing wall people. James was able to escape the crowds in time to pick up the food. The party was great! We had tons of food and everyone loved the climbing wall!! Even Kendall got to try it out. They had a special harness for little ones. Besides the people at our party, we had several neighbors come over and try out the wall!! I have been told that what you do for one child you have to do the same for the next, I don't think Cameron will complain if we keep the tradition of a climbing wall at Graduation Parties. In fact I don't mind that tradition, I had a so much fun climbing also, but for some reason no one took a picture of me while I did it, Oh well. Shelby didn't let a broken arm stop her from climbing. We had a great time and we're so happy with all of the friends and family that came to show their support to Samuel! We are so proud of his accomplishments!! I am so excited to have him go to BYU in the fall, We will miss him, but he is going to have so much fun!!
Good Luck Samuel, We Love You!!

Shelby's Week in Review!!

On Monday June 9th with just 45 min. left in the school day I got a phone call from the school Secretary telling me that Shelby had fallen and hurt her arm. I took her to Kaiser for X-rays, her pediatrician said it looked broken but wanted her to be seen in Orthopedics the next morning. So she had her nurse splint it and we went home. Sure enough it was a buckled fracture in her right arm, she chose a red cast. The bummer of breaking your arm if you are a 5th grader at Bagby is missing out on the swimming at the end of year pool party. She still had fun doing karaoke, the limbo, and hula hoop contest. Well Shelby did it again, she made the Principal's Honor Roll. We are so proud of her! Here she is with her BFF and fellow Honor Roll recipient Sydney! A few weeks ago I received a letter from the School District office letting us know that Shelby was named District Student of the Month for Bagby Elementary along with 5 other students from the other schools in the District. So, on Tues. 10th James & I told Shelby we were taking her out for a surprise to celebrate her making the Honor Roll the night before. Her first thought was that we were taking her to see KungFu Panda. When we drove up to the School District Office she asked where we were. James told her we were sending her to a Boarding School and had to sign her up. She was a little nervous. When she saw her teacher she wondered what she was doing there. Well to make this short, she was very happy and relieved when her name was read as District Student of the Month for Bagby!! Way to go Shelby!!

Ms. Landsberg (teacher) & Mrs. Kimpel (principal)

It is hard to believe that Shelby will be in middle school this Fall. Although she will miss the teachers at Bagby she is excited to move up to Price Middle School. She has a lot of friends and loves making new friends, so I think she will be just fine, it's me I'm worried about.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Samuel's Final Performance!!

I know I have posted a lot about Samuel & his performances but I just can't help it! He has had so much fun performing and since this is his last performance in High School and he did such an Awesome job I just had to post this song. He is singing "Stars" from Les Mis. His other numbers were great also. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!!