Friday, September 26, 2008

Soccer Time!

Tyler started a Tiny Tots sports class a couple of weeks ago. The first two weeks they did soccer. They move on to tee ball and basketball next! Here he is at his second soccer practice. He's a natural!He's very good at stopping the ball with his foot

Enjoying a water break

Running on the field with his friend Devin

Action shot!

Josh watching from the side lines

"I want a snack Mom!"

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Names

Your real name: Sarah

Your Gangsta name (1st three letters of your real name plus izzle, favorite ice cream & Fav type of shoe): Sarizzle Mint Chocolate Chip Flip Flop

Your Native American name (fav color, fav animal): Blue Swan

Your NASCAR name (1st names of grandfathers): Robert Cecil

Stripper Name (Fav perfume/scent, fav candy): Vanilla Junior Mint

Soap Opera name (middle name, street you live on): Leigh Arizona

Star Wars name (1st 3 letters of last name, 1st 2 letters of first name): Wilsa

TV Weather/Anchor name (5th grade teacher's last name, major city that starts with same letter): Spears Scottsdale

Spy name (fav season, fav flower): Fall Daisy

Cartoon name (Fav fruit, article of clothing you are wearing now): Strawberry black pants

Hippie name (what you ate for breakfast, fav tree): Cheerios Pine

Super Hero name (2nd fav color, fav drink): Green Pepsi

Witness protection name (parent's middle names): Ann Lee

Goth name (black, name of one of your pets): Black Midnight

Movie Star name (1st pet's name, 1st street name): Princess Redbud

Iraqi name (2nd letter of first name, 3rd letter of mom's maiden name, 3rd letter of dad's name, 1st letter of a sibling's first name, last letter of mom's first name): Aensy

Rock Star name (first pet, current car): Otis Sportage

Friday, September 19, 2008


I just finished the book Sarah : Women of Genesis by Orson Scott Card a couple of weeks ago. I lent it to my good friend Emily when I was done. On our way to the temple last night, we were talking about the book and how many times it mentioned that Sarah would sit outside of her tent with her distaff. Neither one of us knew exactly what it was or what one would look like. We both said we'd look it up so here it is! Here's a brief description:

A person who spins needs two things, in addition to time: the raw material (wool, flax, cotton) that is to be spun, and a spindle or wheel with which to spin it.

Throughout history, most spinners have also used a simple device called a distaff. A distaff is a wooden board, sometimes plain but often intricately carved, to which the raw material is tied, and from which the spinner draws as she spins. (Most spinners, in all times and places as far as we know, have been women. That's why the matrilineal side of your family is called the "distaff side".)

If you spin with a distaff of the type shown here, you can walk and spin (with a spindle) at the same time. Other types of distaffs are attached to stools on which the spinsters sit, or to the spinning wheels themselves.

So anyway...there you go. I highly recommend the book by the way!

I'm Too Sexy for My Diaper

This is how I found Josh this morning when he woke up! His diaper is off to the side. I've only put him to bed in just a diaper two or three times...I guess he doesn't like it. haha! Don't you just love little baby bums?

Monday, September 15, 2008

The many faces of Josh

I wanted to take a few pictures of Josh sitting up today and these are the faces he provided me with!

I'm still drying the tears from this one! He is such a crack up!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Post a memory that you have of me or Todd!
Here’s how you play: 1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! 2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I’ll assume you’re playing the game and I’ll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don’t want to play on your blog, or if you don’t have a blog, I’ll leave my memory of you in my comments.

(please nothing TOO embarrassing)

Labor Day

For Labor Day we went to Todd's parents cabin up in the woods. Some friends of ours came with us and Todd's brother's family was there also. We had a nice relaxing time and got out to see a lot of neat stuff and beautiful scenery! 
Father and Son 
Most of the kids watching a movie on the wall. Thanks David for bringing your projector! 
Tyler busted his head open on the 4-wheelers. He was pretty upset by it, but didn't want to stop riding! Todd told him that the red stuff was blood...and now he thinks everything red is blood! 
This is the fire tower we climed.
Todd pointing to something really far away....
Mommy and Tyler on the fire tower.
Tyler is the little risk taker of the family!
And me too I guess!
Tyler at the tubs. The water is always soooo freezing!
Throwing rocks
Lady bugs were all over this plant! 
Tyler and Daddy with Four Peeks in the background
The ladybug plant. Tyler didn't want to leave. I was picking lady bugs off of his clothes for a while!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Silly Nephew

This is my nephew issuing his own Hurricane Gustav warning. Too funny!