Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Good Times

We have lived in this house five years next month. These last five years have been the good times. I didn't always know it at the time though. Back when the kids still liked to swim together. When they would let Amanda dress them up and take pictures. When they put on Christmas Eve programs. When they would play games with their Dad. When they just liked being together and hanging out and acting silly. I miss those times. But time can't stand still and life goes on. I know there are good times ahead, and then those will be the good times.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Isabelle was naming off all the things she wants for her Birthday.
I told her to make a list for her Birthday and for Christmas.
Then I explained to her how she probably won't get as many things for her Birthday as she will for Christmas so she needs to put on her Birthday list what she really wants first.
Then I told her she might not get everything on her Christmas list.
She said: "I'm going to get everything on my list for Christmas because Santa Claus loves me."

I stand corrected.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Teenage Girls These Days

What's up with teenage girls these days?? As a mother of a teenage son and two teenage daughters, I'm learning alot about teengagers. I didn't analyze teenagers while I was a teenager because the world was all about me and my pain or my happiness. I would look at teenagers in McDonald's or various other places in public while taking my little ones out, and swear MY kids would never be like that!! By the way, you should NEVER say NEVER. It has a funny way of coming back to bite you.
So, in case you didn't know, Logan is quite the ladies man. That may be an understatement. While talking with him yesterday about it he said "Why kiss only one girl, when you can kiss them all?" He's had a steady parade of girls come through our house for the last few weeks. Most of them more that willing to come and pick him up in their cars and take him wherever he wants to go. Some are from work, some are from other wards, some are from who knows where. It was all fine and good until he figured out that if he invited them over to swim, he could kiss them in the pool!
After sending Isabelle out a couple of times for various reasons, I decided I'd better take a look. This girl he had over, who was at girls camp, who's in another ward in our building, was on him like white on rice. In MY Pool!! At MY House!! I've only seen this girl twice. She's not his girlfriend. She's just one of many. So I had to go out and inform them how innappropiate they were being and how many other great things they could be doing. She was embarrassed and wouldn't even look at me, she kept her back to me. A little smacking was in order!! But, sadly for her, she's under the influence of Logan. Like a horse to water. And he's only sixteen. Heaven help me.

Friday, July 3, 2009

round the clock non stop cooking fun!

Lifting, washing, chopping, laughing, cooking, stirring, frying, mixing, laughing, wiping, serving, filling, slicing, no sleeping, laughing, laughing, laughing.....such is the life of a girls camp cook.