It's time to blog again, but only because my mom threatened to cut me out of the family will if I didn't blog tonight. So here I am, and I must admit my mom is right, it's time to blog. So many things to blog about since I took my vacation from blogging, but I will keep it short and just give the highlights......hopefully.
Our annual St. George trip in April was a blast as always. The kids loved the hotel (thanks mom and dad, Kelsey and Brady), especially having a hot tub in our room and another one down by the pool. They were in heaven! We golfed at the nicest golf course I've ever been to. The whole trip went great until we ate at a Mesquite buffet. Thanks to a little food poisoning, Phil was out of it for a while after that. Word to the wise, stay away from sea food, in fact stay away from buffets all together. Phil finally recovered in enough time to drive us back home.
We also had the annual Tarbet easter egg hunt. Each year Suzette hides a few more eggs and my kids get a little more competitive. I'm pretty sure Jaxon and Brynly were out for blood this year. They told me to stay away from the money eggs or else! Is it a bad thing that my kids are already threatening me?
One last highlight, and I feel that I can share the news now because I'm sick of sucking in and trying to hide my belly. Yes I'm pregnant and very, very, very excited. I'm due in November and I don't know why my belly is sticking out so early it just is. I'm pretty sure Jaxon and Brynly are even more excited then Phil and I (if that's even possible). Brynly has a list of all the "baby things" that we are going to need. Jaxon asks me everyday, "How big is the baby today mom?". We also have names all ready to go thanks to Jax and Bryn. If it's a boy his name is Joe and if it's a girl her name is Sarah. Good thing we have some time to talk them into different names.
Now that my blogging hiatus is over, if I'm not in bed by 8:00, I'll try and blog a little more. I promise mom.
I apologize for my lack of posting as of late but my motivation has left me. I call it writers block.....and Phil just rolls his eyes. So call it what you want but it might be a while before my motivation returns. I don't know what happened, or where went, but it's gone. It could be the fact that every time I sit down at my computer, my kids suddenly appear on my lap wanting to play games. Their like dogs they can sense when I'm on the computer.
So for now, here are some pictures of the holiday's since I can't seem to be able to blog about anything. Hopefully I will go find my "inner blogger" and be healed from this.
This is what usually happens, Max is the tackeling dummy
Jaxon and Brynly have been wanting a dog for I don't know how long. We've been trying to put it off for as long as we can, due to the unsuccessful past we've had with dogs. The last dog we had....Lucky (who wasn't so lucky) was hit by a truck right in front of us on Fathers Day. So Phil had to take care of business, it was a little traumatic for all of us. After that experiance we decided to go dog-less for a while. Now after months of prodding by Jaxon and Brynly we have taken the plunge and got another dog.
Santa came a little early this year and dropped Max off on Thanksgiving for us. We were just going to stick with "Max" but the poor dog is kind of wimpy for a male yellow lab. So in order to boost his manliness we have extended his name to "Maximus" until he grows out of his wimpy stage. He's actually pretty cute and quite the cuddler.....Phil's jealous. As you can tell from the pictures, Jaxon and Brynly love him to death.....literally. The first week we had Max, Brynly strapped him into her stroller and pushed him around for a couple of hours. I'm still mad at myself for not getting pictures of that! Hopefully we won't be turned in for dog abuse, because poor Max puts up with a lot.
Yeah I totally made that cake!!! Cake and ice cream for the birthday boy Semi's, what more could a six year old want?
Another year has come and gone for Jaxon. He finds himself with a few less teeth this year than last. He thinks this tooth fairy thing is a great deal. It wouldn't surprise me if he started using Phil's construction tools to knock the rest of his teeth out. Any possible way you can earn money without having to go work with dad, or on the farm, is Jaxon's way of earning money.
Jaxon was pretty excited to turn six this year. He came and woke me up at 5:30am to see if he could start opening his presents. I held him off for a couple of hours, but finally I gave in. I think we won't be getting any sleep Christmas Eve night. Phil was working in Elko, but he made it home for the cake and ice cream with the fam.
I cannot believe I have a six year old! It seems like we were just bringing him home from the hospital, wondering how in the world do you get this dumb baby carrier out of the car! I have to say that I have loved the past six years of being a mom. Obviously you get the good with the bad, but the good always out-weighs the bad. I just wish time would slow down so I could enjoy it a little longer.
I thought it would be a good idea for me to make a Christmas list this year! Why should Jaxon and Brynly get all the fun? So here we go.....
1. I would like our dog to quite using to garage for his own personal bathroom. 2. I would like my driveway and sidewalk to magically melt the snow every time it storms so I don't have to keep shoveling the driveway. 3. Would it be too much to ask to get a new Edward in the Twilight movies? 4. I would love to take Jaxon and Brynly down to see the lights at Temple Square. 5. I the 49'ers to make it to the playoffs!!! Dammit 6. I would there to be more construction in Cache Valley so Phil doesn't have to travel four hours away for work. 7. How about a hot tub and a home theater?
Seriously, all I want is for everyone, wherever they may be this year, to have a good holiday season......and cheer for the 49'ers!!!
P.S. Phil looked worried when I gave him my Christmas list. (:
This outfit gets worn everyday, as you can tell by the holes in the knees I didn't know that socks went with high heels
Please don't report me to What not to Wear, I know we have a problem and that's always the first step. As you can see my kids think they are very keen when it comes to fashion. Every morning it's the same battle and every morning I lose. So I gave up, at least when it comes to wearing clothes around the house (which honestly Brynly ends up stripping after about an hour in clothes). I have them cornered when it comes to school and church, I get to chose then. It's still a battle then too. I never thought this would be a issue. I thought that young kids don't care what they wear so I get to pick out everything. In fact a week ago Brynly answered the front door in underwear and her gym shoes. The crazy thing is you would think they just run down and throw random clothes on. Nope, they really put a lot of time into it. Everyday Bryn unloads her closet in order to pick her outfit out for the day. Jaxon spends at least 15 minuets in his room deciding what to wear. I don't know where I went wrong as a mother, I'm just hoping this is a stage and they grow out of it.
Now tell me that skeleton costume isn't creepy! Princess Bryn and Grandma at the huge birthday party
Brynly's new mode of transportation
Yes that's right it's been a full month and I haven't posted! What can I say, I've been lazy......well that's not the whole truth, I've recently started watching Criminal Minds and now I'm addicted. Whew! I said it, yes I'm addicted. I'll seek help after I watch all four seasons. Don't worry mom I've been doing productive things this month too.
Jaxon finished his soccer season this last month in Preston. I really liked the way Preston put together their soccer season, it was a of fun. Jaxon keeps getting better and better, now I'm to the point where I hide from him when he wants to go outside and play soccer. My ego can't handle getting outrun by a five year old. He had a incredible coach for his soccer season, and hopefully he'll get the same one next year.
Brynly had her birthday on the 3rd of October. She's now three, but she's been telling everybody she's three for about six months, so we've finally caught up. She's told to mailman, the nice people at the bank, and basically anybody that will listen, that she was going to have a huge party. Then she invited all of them to come. Unfortunately, they all couldn't make it, but I think she had a pretty huge party.
Halloween was quite the event this year. Jaxon decided he was going to be a skeleton, so we bought him a skeleton costume ( a really creepy one too). We took the skeleton costume home, Jaxon tried it on and decided it didn't fit right (I thought girls did this). So I spent the next three days talking Jaxon into wearing his costume. Finally, after everybody told him how cool it was (obviously my opinion didn't count), he wore it. Brynly was easy ( I thought boys did this), she was a princess. We boycotted the "Trunk or Treat" this year, I told the kids they had to work for their candy. So after a block of trick or treating and completely missing the carnival ( I didn't know it got over a seven), we finished our Halloween celebration at Big J's.
After I finish watching the four seasons of Criminal Minds I will post again!!!!
Phil and I live in the great town of Lewiston where we are raising our two children, Jaxon and Brynly. Phil works in his family's construction business and I stay home and try to keep up with Jax and Bryn which never happens, but that's motherhood and I love it!