Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Ty: "Mom, I want a circle face with no eyes or nose, JUST a mouth!"
Me: "Uhhhh... I can't do that, what about just a circle?"
Ty: "Well, no...I guess you can just do a dinosaur face that hops instead."
It took me about twenty minutes, but I finally got him to let me do a butterfly.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Spray foam insulation
We put in spray foam insulation and then the batting put over it. Hopefully we will be nice and toasty in the winter.
Wahoo for Randy!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
For all of you who were jealous of me going on the cruise, you should also be bummed that you didn't go to the Dave Ramsey Live Event at the E-Center yesterday. It was awesome! "common sense for your dollars and cents" just makes sense you know? We went with our friends Wendy and Joe and had a fantastic time. It was from 1-6pm. Which is a way long time, but totally worth it. The tickets cost $35 a piece for the cheap seats which we had of course. We got there just over an hour early and Randy scored us some pretty good seats. I saw Dave Ramsey in person! He is one of my hero's, so this was huge for me. I had already talked to him, if you recall, on his radio show in 2005 when I screamed that Randy and I were DEBT FREE! He has also answered three of our e-mails on his radio show. He has changed our lives financially and if you haven't heard me ranting about him, you probably have not been around me for very long. It had all the aspects of a good show; it was funny, touching, motivating and educational. The show sold out, so he is fast becoming more popular in Utah. If he ever comes back, you have to go! It is so worth it. If you want more information about him, you can click on Dave Ramsey in my "favorite websites" and it will go to his homepage, or you can come over to my house for a lengthy conversation and borrow a copy of his book. Thanks Mom and Dad for watching the boys for so long, so I could go and see Dave!
The book that has changed our marriage and has given us financial freedom. Read it!
None of the pictures I took of Dave worked, so I took a picture of the screen behind him.
Joe, Wendy, me and Randy
Thursday, May 15, 2008
OK, lets see... on Wednesday, we went to Mazatlan. We rented a van for the day for I think ten dollars a person. Mom and Dad, Amberly and Spencer, Grandma, Ali and Ben and baby Alonzo, Boot and Randy and I all squished into the van and took a tour of Mazatlan. Our Driver was nice and he spoke English pretty well. We got to see all of "old" Mazatlan and my favorite part was seeing the Cathedral. I would have taken pictures, but it made me uncomfortable to take photos while people were in there praying. It was a really neat Cathedral though. We also visited the market where all the locals shop. That was fun except when I saw the meat part of the market which was gross. Then we toured and saw all of these newer mansion type homes. that was boring. After that we went to lunch at a very pricey restaurant. Randy and I got an appetizer to share because we didn't want to spend twelve dollars a person to eat. While the rest of the family was eating, we tried to find our driver to take us to the shops so we would have time to shop and then hit the beach, but he was nowhere to be found, so we got stuck waiting for everyone and we never go to go to the beach. But while we were waiting, we found a restaurant called "Heather's Place" and that was kinda fun.
On Thursday, we went to Puerto Vallarta (which ended up being my favorite port). Randy went deep sea fishing with Dad, Dan, Ben and Ben. We, being Michelle, Robby, Mom, Ali, baby Alonzo, Amber, and baby Megan took a taxi to Nikki beach which was awesome. It was a resort on the beach with lounge chairs and shade huts set up on the sand. It is exactly what you would picture when you picture someone on the beach sipping pina colada in Mexico. We layed on the sand and swam in the waves for a few very relaxing hours when we saw a fishing boat passing us and noticed it was our boys waving at us. the boat came right up to us and Randy jumped off the boat to join us in our paradise. The rest of the boys stayed on the boat and went back to the ship. After we were thoroughly sunburned, we went back to the ship for lunch and then took another taxi out for some final shopping. we got some toys for the boys, some pirate shirts and a figurine of some dancers for me. All in all, an awesome day!
on Friday and Saturday, we recovered from all the running around for three days in Mexico. We mostly hung around lounging. We played games, I took a watercolor class, we did ballroom dancing, played ping pong, and had a shuffleboard tournament, and went to shows. Randy sang Karaoke and it was so awesome. He was a little nervous, but he was quite the performer as always. He sang "Forever in Blue Jeans" by Neil Diamond. All the girls were going crazy including me. I'll post the video when I get a chance. I also loved that every night when we went to bed, there was a new folded towel in the shape of an animal. the elephant was my favorite. I enjoyed getting dressed up for dinner and liked being with Randy and the rest of the family. It was a great trip and I will do it again in a heartbeat, although, next time I will be more prepared for the motion sickness.
Thanks Mom and Dad for giving us wonderful memories to last a lifetime!
enjoy the slide show.