Happy Anniversary, Birthday, Father's Day and Mother's Day...Happy Everything!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Funny Tate

Tate ate a gumball at Gateway and all I can say is thank goodness for butt wipes.
He has never had a haircut in all of his 2 years and 3 months. I put his hair in a ponytail holder the other day to get some practice for Ali & Ava's future hairdo's. He wasn't to pleased with all the laughs that Eric and I had.





The Life of Ryan

My sweet sister-in-laws brother died yesterday in a tragic plane crash in California. If you would like to check out his blog it is: www.ryanmouritsen.blogspot.com
He was a very nice guy and our thoughts and prayers go to his family.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

What a Deal!

Last week the "Grocery Guru" came to our enrichment day. I have seen his speech about 3 times before and I have yet to get as good a deal as him. He, of course, tried to get us to purchase 2 copies of the newspaper because he says you need 2 sets of coupons to get the best deal. He also claims he can save you 70% when you go to the store. That is of course if you want to eat Captain Crunch for breakfast, lunch and dinner a few times a week. After listening to him for the 4th time in my life, I decided to give it another shot. I don't subscribe the Newspaper because I am too cheap and also because I hate to waste paper as I am an excellent recycler. In fact, I don't even look at the Albertson's ad. It goes straight into my recycle sack each Tuesday because I think they always have the worst prices. So anyway, Eric and I loaded up all 4 kids, which anyone with 4 kids knows is no easy task. We headed to Albertson's with NO coupons. I must say we ended up with a great deal...such a great deal I had to brag about it. This is some of our healthy options but we got a steal on all the junk. Most of these items in this picture cost us $14 total. Plus, with all the Box Tops we will end up with, we will single handedly fund a purchase of 1 bottle of glue for some child's school. ;)


...And all of these items cost us... ???


...$27!!!!


...and our total came to $43. There are 4 can's of Progresso behind all the cake mixes too! We saved $92.50!!! It was so much fun. I know what your thinking! We didn't need most of these items. Well you are right. We didn't! :)











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Sunday, February 22, 2009


Kort is such a trooper. She was 39 weeks pregnant and still came with us to the Circus. She sat on these hard seats for 2 hours. Good job Kort!

South Jordan Circus

So I got these free tickets to the South Jordan Circus from the Daybreak Community Center. You could get 2 kids in free with each paying adult. I am all about free and I knew the kids would love it so we went. It turns out it was $16 an adult. I thought that was outragious but I we were already there so we paid the money and went in. It turned out to be so much fun! Our boys don't sit still for anything but they did for this. Kortney & Jackson came with us and the kids all loved it. They had lions, tigers and bears...(oh my!). Anyway, they also had elephants and everything else you would expect from the Circus. Our boys have always been afraid of bears and are constanlty talking about how the bears are coming to get them. Well ever since they saw this bear, they haven't talked about their fear of bears. Problem solved. It was a fun night and worth the money.














Sunday, February 8, 2009

Picasa Web Albums - Brittany

Picasa Web Albums - Brittany

These beautiful pictures were taken by my sister's sister-in-law, Lacey. Her company is http://www.ljpblissfulphotography.blogspot.com/ if you need a great photographer.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Superbowl Party

Ali















Leave it to Dennis to get the 3D glasses for the Superbowl commerial's in 3D. It's hard to be the "Biggest Loser" when you go to a Superbowl party. They say the average person consumes an extra 1200 calories just snacking during the Superbowl. I think that might be true considering we had yummy salad, Limey Bean Dip with Lime Chips, meatballs, smoked ribs, cupcakes & Bacon Wrapped Waterchesnuts! It was delicous but now I need to go run for 3 hours.

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN...ORDER YOUR TOFFEE FOR VALENTINE'S!



My mother-in-law makes the best toffee in town. If you are wondering what to get your Valentine, well now you know. One pound of hand dipped toffee is $15 or $9 for a half pound. Orders need to be made by February 7th. This is a good deal because a pound of Cummings toffee is $25 and it is not nearly as delicous!

IMC NICU Reunion 2010

Spike it out the get these girls!

Hansen Planitarium at Gateway

I am thankful for...

Since it's that time of year, I wanted to list the things I am grateful for.
-our little miracle babies
-6 hours of sleep at night
-afternoon naps
-52 ounce Diet Dr. Pepper with 4 shots of vanilla from Holiday Oil.
-family
-friends
-my testimony and my eternal family
-food on the table
-a home to live in
-days when Eric has a job
-a loving husband
-and last but not least...$32 dollars to fill my SUV!!! YEAH!!!

More like the terrible three's!!!

Ashton turned 3 on October 5th.  He wanted a dragon, a real fork lift from Home Depot, etc.  We couldn't afford most the items on his birthday wish list so he ended up with a little four wheeler (thanks to some help from both grandparents).  He loves it and Tate can go for rides with him so its even better.  I thought he was a stinker at 2 years old but it seems that 3 is even worse.  He keeps us on our toes! We sure love our little Ashton.

Ali

Ali
4 days old

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Our new family car...what do you think?

Eric was coming home on Aug. 7th after a play with his family at Desert Star Play house.  He had just gone to visit the girls and fill up the car with gas before heading home.  He was turning into our neighborhood and he slowed to let 2 cars pass in the opposite direction.  The women behind him was obviously not paying attention and crashed right into the back of him.  He is doing well and just has a little tingling in his arm and a sore back.  We are so glad that he is alright and that our boys and new babies were not in the car!

Ashton's funny comment about daddies car accident

Ashton asked what happened to our car because Eric was trying to explain to him about the car accident.  Eric said, "I got in a accident in the car."  Ashton said, "oh, you peed in the car?"  He thinks an accident is peeing or pooing.

New to blogging

I figured since I am on bedrest and always looking for something to do, I would start our family blog.  I think it's supposed to get easier with time but as for now our site is looking pretty bland.  Don't let that fool you though because we are a very fun family! :)  I think this will be a good way to keep everyone updated on the twins upcoming delivery, the boys and our family.

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!
Days of 47 Rodeo
While I laid in bed, Eric took the boys to the Rodeo all by himself.  That is something that I would never attempt. He did meet Beau, Cavin and Sawyer there.  Ashton got new cowboy boots the night before so all my boys wore their boots.  Eric wore his big "E" belt.  Ashton loved the rodeo and can't stop talking about the clown who showed everyone his bum.  Tate couldn't sit still so he kept poking the people in front of him and spilling cousin Cavin's popcorn.  Maybe next year will be better.

14 days of bedrest and counting

14 days of bedrest and counting
31 weeks
Today is July 26th which means 18 days on bedrest.  Some people might think it would be nice to spend a few days in bed but after day one I was already going nuts.  I can only get up to eat or use the bathroom.  Needless to say, I get up to eat a lot because its one of two reasons to get a break from my bed.  So far, the girls are good.  I will be 32 weeks on the 29th.  My doctor is saying that is a much better place to be then when I went into preterm labor at 29 weeks and spent 4 days in the hospital.  I am dilated to a 2+ and 60% effaced but so far the bedrest and Nifedipine have minimized the contractions.  The average cm growth of a singleton pregnancy is 35 cm and I am measuring 40 cm and still growing.  The babies are extremely wiggly and between the two babies, I am getting kicked and stretched around the clock.  I can't wait to see what they look like but hopefully its not for about 3 or 4 more weeks.  Stay tuned and hopefully I can keep the blog current enough to keep you updated.  

31 Weeks

31 Weeks
40 cm...there are 2 in there!

4th of July

4th of July

Sparklers Anyone?

Sparklers Anyone?

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!
Riverton Days Parade

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Wilkinson Cousins

Wilkinson Cousins

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...