Thursday, October 11, 2012


Once again, we've been busy around here, only this time I don't have any pictures to prove it. Today I took the kids to Thanksgiving Point. We went with Julie, Heber, Houston, Harper, Carter, Jaymie, Jaxon, and Camren. I think we would have looked crazy if there wasn't a million other kids there. It was crazy! They had a witch doing story time, there was a fun obstacle course, a ring toss, croquet, plus the pony and wagon rides. The kids had fun. Even Heber rode a pony all by himself. I was so proud of him.

When we got home Jordyn had to hurry and change so she could go to Broadway Bound. Then tonight Jordyn and Tessa got to have a "Late Over" with their friend Sophia, who lives across the street. I could hear them crying as they walked home. They were so sad that they had to come home, but so tired. I think there were asleep in three minutes.

Last weekend Jordyn and I went on a special trip with Norah and Nonie. We left Friday and drove to Las Vegas. We stayed with Norah's brother, Tom, and his family. On Saturday we got to go to Wicked! I loved it, and so did Jordyn. It was so fun to get away for a couple of days. Jason planned it all for me, which was a super surprise. I guess I can't complain again about hunting...this year.

Yesterday, in the car, we were listening to talk radio. People were calling in to share their thoughts about President Obama and Mitt Romney. Someone called in and said that Obama is like the clown at all of your kids' parties. I didn't realize that Jordyn was listening until she said, "Mom, is this real life?" Yes I a what is she talking about sort of way. "No it's not, because he never came to any of my birthdays!" She was talking about Obama. HA! So I asked her if she knew who Obama was and she shrugged her shoulders and said, "A clown."

Later that day she asked if Santa was coming to our house for Christmas. I told her yes, but asked if we could get passed Halloween before we started planning Christmas. "But Mom, I really want him to bring me a scooter and I was just wondering if it was too soon to start writing him." She is just like me....always planning.

I loved Conference last weekend. I was especially excited to hear President Monson's announcement changing the missionary age to 18 for young men and 19 for young women. I watch my children grow and I just can't help but feel a great responsibility to prepare them, to teach them. I know how important the Gospel is and I know that there are so many people waiting to be taught. What an amazing time we live in!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Busy. Busy. Busy.

Busy. Really. I feel like all I do is drive from one place to the next. But I love it. I love being busy and I love having busy kids. I'll admit that sometimes I get a little stressed out and crazy. Sometimes I see they way I act reflected in the way the girls act. Jordyn is just like me, they way she snaps at Tessa. I need to do better.
In all our business we've been having lots of fun. Tuesday we went to Papa T's school for a fun dinner. They had pony rides and face painting and snow cones. The girls loved it! So did meant I didn't have to cook dinner.
Um hello!
He is just adorable.
Friday we welcomed baby #9 into our family, well the Halladay family that is. My sister, Jaymie, had her baby and his is so stinking dang cute! His name is Camren James. I think he looks like his big brother Jaxon. I love his cute hair and chubby cheeks.
Remember how I started tending Carter? Well, Jordyn has been the best little helper. Today I showed her how to feed him so I could finish some other things. She did great!
So, onto the next busy week. We have football games and bunco. Gymnastics and Broadway Bound. Parent Teacher Conferences and the school book fair. Should be fun and exciting! Plus, tonight for family home evening we went to see Brave. I thought it was cute, Jordyn liked it once it was over and Tessa just kept asking to go home.