Sunday, December 23, 2007

Over the hill and through the woods....

to Grandmother's house we go!

My mom is so sweet to watch my boys for me every Friday while I get out of the house and go to work. Ethan loves helping Grandma in the kitchen and playing with all her fun toys! Finn on the other hand, I think is bored!!!
Thanks Mom for all you do! I love the pictures!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

What a weekend!

Tis the season for all the parties!

It all started Friday with mine and Matt's work Christmas party. We ate dinner and rushed back to pick up the kids to get to Costco to buy the food for the ward party. Yes, Matt and I are co-chair of the activities committee......committee, what does that mean? Well, we are supposed to have 5 other people on the committee to help us with all activities. I scheduled a meeting to plan the party and nobody showed up. Hmmmmm....what do I do? Anyway, being the people that Matt and I are, we tried to take this all on ourselves. We spent the entire week running around gathering decorations, food and entertainment. Well, things didn't really go as planned!

*entertainment cancelled
*the company I ordered tablecloths from called last minute to let me know they didn't have what I ordered
*the Stake building was occupied by another ward when it was supposed to be us
*the stake building didn't have any serving dishes, like all others do
*my babysitter fell through (my mom) because she ran over a dog and killed it
*Oh and did I mention while I was preparing the salad, I cut my finger off!!!!!!!

Yes, it's true! Trying to hurry and throw the food together I cut my middle finger just about off. I left just enough skin for it to hang on. It was just me and Ethan and I was freaking out. I was worried I would pass out and bleed to death. I searched for my phone and just as I was dialing, Matt walked in the door. Thank Goodness! We scrambled to get the kids in the car while trying to hold my bloody finger together. Rushing to the E.R. , I was thinking to myself, "what else could possibly go wrong?" Well, what do you know. There was a friendly policeman right over the hill who decided to pull us over for speeding!
After explaining the situation, he let us off the hook! Anyway, I got to the hospital and they stitched my bloody finger back on.
The bishopric and their wives along with some other ward members pulled together and put the party on! I have gained a testimony of service and fulfilling callings!

What a night!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Naked Jay-Bird

This kid thinks it's the best thing in the world to be naked. He was trying to crawl around on the bathroom floor, but was slipping all over the place!
Nice buns, huh?

Here she is....

She did not like the camera!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Welcome Reese Ryan!

Congratulations Ryan & Nikki!
Reese Ryan Carter
7lbs 10 oz 20 in

Stayed tuned for pictures!