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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

He's getting so old!!!

I know these pictures are a little blurry but he is still so cute!!!
He was enjoying the deviled eggs I made
He was stealing Dallas' blanket and KNEW he was in trouble! But look at that face!

This is what he wore sunday.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pinewood Derby District Meet

Today was the District Pinewood Derby meet. Since Logan made 2nd place in our troop, his car was sent to districts with 11 other cars from our troop. Because of this Papa Newman wanted to take Logan to Districts. (I did not want to go, I heard there would be hundreds of cars and it was going to be an all day thing....I can think of 2 little boys who would not last 30 min!!) Peter, Papa Newman, Logan and Kira went to districts.

Districts ended up with 175 cars. Each car was to race 6 times each getting 1 turn on each lane. Logan won 5 out of his 6 races.(It only took 3 hrs and they feed everyone taco bell)

We thought that since Keanu beat Logan in our own troop he would be behind Keanu what ever Keanu made. Keanu also won 5 out of 6 races but they never actually raced each other.

They determine the winner by taking all your times and adding them all up and so forth. When they announced the winners they started with 3rd place....Keanu....(Dang....sorry Logan).....2nd Place Logan Newman!!!!!!!!!! It turned out with his times he beat Keanu by .1 sec!!!!

He ended up with 2nd place out of 175 cars!!!! We are very proud and happy for him and he is so excited. He even got a medal!!!

I kinda regret not going but I didn't think he'd stand a chance and I didn't want to battle I an awful mom or what!!
No faith :( I am horrible!!!

Way to go Logan!!!!!!! I love you!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Logan's First Pinewood Derby

Logan had his first pinewood derby yesterday. Peter and Logan had been working on his car for weeks. It looked like it paid off cause he won second place! Good job Logan!

Logans car is black with a blue dragon that Peter drew

He was very happy to win second place

Kaden enjoyed the cupcakes!

Logan got a pin for getting second.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Ok so my luck still hasn't come back yet and I'm not going to tell you about it cause right now I feel so grateful, I don't want to ruin it.

The sun is out! Its so nice. It was such a sunny weekend and its still sunny today. We actually sat outside on our back porch yesterday. This morning I was doing the dishes with the sun pouring in the window. I am so grateful for my house. I am so happy here. I have my own kitchen, my own bedroom and more than one bathroom! I am so blessed! I have 4 beautiful children who are so sweet and caring, I really couldn't ask for better kids! And I have a wonderful caring husband who always is looking out for his family. We have a car that works and works well.

Living in someone elses house for 2.5 years has really made me appreciate the little things. I am so...I don't even know how to describe it....pure joy. Maybe its the sun shinning that has gotten to me but I am so happy today!

I am grateful for the gospel and for the opportunity for listing to the Prophet and apostles yesterday. I am grateful for a techno husband who hooked the computer to our small TV and we all watched conference in our room piled on the couch and our bed.

The one talk yesterday that really impacted me was the story of the widow with 4 kids walking 1000 miles with a small wooden wagon. I couldn't believe that she lost all 4 kids! It just broke my heart. I could partly sympathize with her since I have lost one of my own...but 4 kids and her husband! I couldn't fathom. And I hope I never have to! I think of what she went through and I know all of my complaints are trivial.

I remember after Kassi died that nothing seemed important anymore. Everything seemed so insignificant that I just didn't understand why the whole world couldn't see the whole picture. That everything we do on earth affects us in the afterlife. And now that I'm out of that "phase" I sometimes forget "the whole picture" and stories like this remind me of whats really important.
I know this probably isn't making any sense, I'm horrible at expressing my thoughts into words.

I just know that I'm grateful not to have to be a pioneer and pushing a handcart and moving across country in the dead of winter. I'm grateful to have heat and a roof over my head in the winter. And definitely thankful for Doctors and the whole medical field that helps keep our family healthy.

I Thank you for listing to my random rambling. I just had to do something!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Seriously did my luck run screaming? Here's my last week....

Thursday: Our TV died. We have had this TV for 5 years and now it just DIED! And we just bought a couch so no money to buy a new we are left with the 18" that's in our room. Oh well. Not too bad right?

Friday: Dallas and Kaden were wrestling, it was so cute I was so happy that they were playing so nicely together. Then Kaden starts screaming and runs to Peter, Peter then started to tell him to buck up, then he saw the bruise starting to form on his cheek. By bedtime he had a black eye.

Saturday: Kaden decided to try walking down the front steps with out holding on to anything. Needless to say he didn't make it and landed flat on his FACE. I thought it was going to be hamburger. Luckily he only got a fat lip.

Sunday: A day of rest. It truly was. No accidents. Thank goodness.

Monday: First day of Spring Break. Keep my fingers crossed. Then the screaming started. I hear Kira say, "Mom can you get a band aid, Kadens bleeding." Great....Kaden got his finger slammed in the door and had a chunk of skin taken off the pad of his finger. Poor guy...he cried all day.

Tuesday: Where are my keys? I NEVER loose my keys, NEVER. I always hang them up. As a kid my mom always lost her keys, so I have been very careful about loosing my keys. The problem is the kids grab the keys and go get the mail and then don't put them back. I couldn't find them anywhere! We had an apt at 10am and I started looking at 8. I finally found them in the new couch in a hole they fell through at 9:53 am. We were a little late but I HATE being late. Ok so not too bad right? Then Kira was playing outside when we got back and fell and scraped her knee and hands. For kids this is a normal thing, for Kira its the end of the world as she knows it. She screamed for an hour. And was still whimpering by bed time.

Wednesday: Ok lets turn this around. I'm not going anywhere today. I did really well I got Logans closet cleaned put in two dressers and organized their clothes. Then I decided I was going to do laundry and match my 3 baskets full of socks. Ok so if I'm going to do that I'm gonna watch Hello Dolly. I've been wanting to watch it since Wall-E came out. I got all settled and got 1 basket of matched socks and two more to go by the end of the movie. I went to go get Kaden some milk and passed the kids bathroom. The door was closed the light was on and it sounded like the shower was on. I don't have a shower curtain in there yet so I rushed in. First step was in an inch of water. Not the shower. It was the toilet overflowing and still running. I rushed over and turned the water off. Kaden followed me in and slipped and hit the back of his head on the floor and was wet...He started screaming, Dallas then scared starts to cry. Logan and Kira come running and they both go grab towels. I ask Logan to go check downstairs to see if any water leaked through. He yells that its all over the kitchen table. I run downstairs and water is pouring in a waterfall like manner from the light fixture onto the table onto the chairs and onto the floor in a huge pool of water. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! Ok so now I have 8 holes in my ceiling and carpet up from the floor trying to dry and 4 loads of towels to wash and dry. FABULOUS.

Yep my luck ran screaming!