Monday, April 25, 2011


We had a nice Easter Sunday. Church was great. I enjoyed the talks and lessons. The music was beautiful. It was good to remember the true meaning of Easter and hear messages about the Savior and his resurrection and the atonement.

We came home from church and got the Easter baskets ready. This is the first year that the kids didn't decorate eggs and they didn't want a traditional egg hunt. It was a little strange. I miss my little kids! John and I decided to fill baskets for the kids and hide them.

Ashley was the first to find hers. And Scotty was last. Ashley had to help him a bit...

We had our good friends the Lords over for dinner. Dinner was yummy and I tried a new dessert and it turned out great! After dinner we watched the video "Finding Faith in Christ." It's a good one. Then we played catch phrase. It was really fun! Lots of laughing!


Forced. Family. Fun. Friday....

Tanner and I got home from Utah on Thursday night. As you can see, I never posted again from there... i was way too tired! 5 kids wore me out! They were very cute, but busy. Little Justin was cutting some teeth, so he was up a lot during the nights!!!! My body isn't used to that. I love those little kids and I am glad I was able to help out.

John took Friday off and Ashley called that morning to tell us she was getting off at noon. So we decided to take advantage of having the kids altogether. We went to lunch at Graziano's pizza buffet. It was yummy! Then we drug the kids to play mini golf. The kids wanted to go to the mall, but we won the argument and went golfing instead. I think they actually had a good time!

John and I both got a hole in one! So our names got put on the wall!!

I love my little family! I am so glad we got to spend the day together!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Nanny Auntie

My brother Todd and his wife Sharolyn live up in Midway Utah. They have 5 very cute kids. Tanner and I are up at their house watching the kids while they are in the Philippines. Todd is the entrepreneur of the family and he is there working on a new business. We got here Saturday and we head home Thursday.

The kids have been very good! I really can't complain. They get along, say please and thank you and help out with little Justin. The first night was a little hard. Justin was up every few hours. He has a bad cough and he kept waking up coughing. Last night he slept all night. So, I am hoping for that again tonight!

The older 3 kids are at school all day, so Tanner has been a little bored during the day. Hopefully the weather will be good tomorrow so we can go do something fun. Todd's tv's are a bit high tech, so it took us 2 days to figure out how to watch one of his movies. (no cable) Next time he needs to leave detailed instructions on the remote!

It stopped raining tonight long enough for the kids to play outside for a bit. They have a really fun yard that connects with all the neighbors yards. One has a great putting green...

Tanner and Dallin....

All the boys....

These neighbors have an igloo and they have turned it upside down and the kids have had more fun playing in it!

Tanner and Justin...

Justin was pretty happy when I pulled out the camera! He had lots of cheesy smiles for me!

Charity and Emily playing with friends on the trampoline...

Todd has a chicken coop. You should have seen us trying to get the 3 chickens back in after they escaped. I hope no one was watching! I was exhausted when we were done!

We played "Spin UNO" for FHE and Tanner made his favorite scotcheroos for dessert.

If you don't hear from me the next few days then you know I am exhausted!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Volleyball Fans!

Grandma and Grandpa are in town so everyone came to Mitchell's match today. It was a great one. We two games in a row. I just googled game vs match. A match is made up of 2 out of 3 games (3 out of 5 for varsity)... I know I always say it wrong! So, we haven't lost a match or a game! They are doing so good!

Mitchell had 6 serves in a row the first game and 13 in a row in the second game!!! Afton gave him loves after the match! She is checking out his beard! He claims he isn't shaving until they loose a match... not sure how I feel about that!

Grandma, Uncle Scott, Tanner, Aunt Jenn, Jack and Afton

Grandma & Grandpa

Tanner is so happy to be there!

Mitchell and Alex up for a block!


Watch the score... he started at 11 points and went all the way to 24!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Country Concert???

Ok, those of you who know me well, would say, "Allison went to a country concert??????" I was thinking the same thing when my friend Linda called with a ticket to a Girls Night Out Country Concert... I wanted to tell her that "I don't do country"... but the idea of a girls night out overpowered my dislike for country. It was SO FUN. I am so glad I went... I can't say I am converted to country... but it wasn't as bad as I imagined. I didn't know half of the people who sang... but I enjoyed getting to know them and would possibly listen to a few of them again. Barb and I would hear Teresa, Linda and Kathy get all excited about a performer and we would look at each other and say "have you ever heard of them?" and the answer was nope.

All the country people were in town for the CMA's on Sunday night... so there was a concert Monday night called "Academy of Country Music, Girls Night Out." It was a tribute concert to some of the country women. Some of the stars were, The Judds (Wynona did not look happy to be there...), Martina McBride, Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, Reba, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill and lots more. Carrie Underwood was amazing! She was worth going for! She sang "How Great Thou Art". WOW. I can't wait to watch that part again when it is on TV on the 22nd.

One funny thing... Janae and Holly went out to get some snack and they came back with popcorn, m&m's and 10 waters! The guy in front of us went out and came back with a big bucket full of beers! We Mormon's know how to party! 10 waters! I was laughing!

Jamie, Holly, Janae and Holly

Kathy, Linda, Teresa, Sonya and Barb.

You'll have to watch for it on the 22nd. Not sure what channel it will be on...