Sunday, June 7, 2009

I really do Love Jacs and Robert.

So the last blog was March.... so I guess that makes me a regular blogger. once a decade makes a blog correct.

In April we had a great surprise Jacks and Robert came home (?) for Spring break. We had a great time with them we got to play and hang out. it was a very fun time. all the kids got to skip a day of school ( oops I can't post that for a week). we all learned to play a card game that kept us up way too late and was super fun.

do I have pictures?? NO are you kidding we were so happy to have them here we forgot pictures. I have to have my friend Stephany teach me how to have a good time and take pictures.

We were sad to see them leave and can't wait until they come back in Aug. By then we will have boxing gloves for Robert for when they leave again. LOL Robert.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kory's Birthday extravangza

March 27 is Kory's birthday >>>> He had to work bummer.

So on Saturday the kids and I decided to give him a "Relaxing" only Saturday and birthday celebration.

Part 1
Breakfast sort of in bed ( OK we let him sleep in and then ate in the living room)
we had Denver Omelets. Yummy

Part 2

Watch favorite movie Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail. We really didn't need the sound we all know the lines.

Part 3
A trip to a secret location see the video below.

Part 4

An Ohana party for Ariels 12th ( how did she get so old??) Birthday.

Part 5
A great NAP!

Part 6
Steak Dinner with just the wife. ( all the kids went to a dance)

Part 7


Happy Birthday Kory.

Monday, March 23, 2009

AHHHHH I think I like Mondays.

Saturday March 21 was Kyle first dance And I got to be a chaperon.

Yeah for me********* not so good for Kyle well I didn't bug him too much I did my best to let him have his space he did great he Deacon shuffled with his friends and brother for a song or two them went and asked the Laurels from our ward to dance. Nice aiming TEX. Shoot high.

He seemed to have a great time and found out that having the mom there meant a free trip to Wendy's for frosty's after the dance.

Oh By The Way the other children and all the friends threatened me with death and worse if I took a camera so no Pictures of this wonderful event.

I think he will go back next month >>> he did talk to girls there and Isiah will make sure he always has a wing man.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mama and Papa Are moved in!

So finally after many months Mama and Pap are moved into thier new house.

At Thanksgiving the g-parents informed us that they had decided to do a reverse mortage and would be up grading the home they live in. WOW and good news, oh but they have to be out in by December 5.

We do a run out to Hemet on the next Saturday. We were expecting a big day but nothing compared to what happened as we got out of the car. Kathy who has said that the PT Cruiser hates her Proved it by having the car eat her finger. Her "BAD" finger was smashed really really smashed by the car door. Jacquelyn just yelled MOM and I knew something had happened. She won the best big sister award for opening the car door off the finger. ( OK I believe the car hates her now.)

We got there to find that because of their health, not much had been packed. so in one day we packed and moved them into a storage unit and the ( don't ask) empty house they control next door. By 11:30 we were done even Kathy helped splint and all. BTW she lost the finger nail it was so bad.

We would be going back early in Janurary when the new house would be delievered and set up. we were all excited. Mam and Papa really deserve a new house and this is a super upgrade.

So fast forward to March all the red tape is cut the house is in all is well....until the Code Inforcement called saying the other house was in violation and would be red tagged in 5 days. Oh my we now have to get all the stuff out of the other house >>>gesh .

Kory is the good son and is deflecting the Code Enforcement people and sets up a day to clear out the other house. Saturday>>> Of Roadshow. UM not working for any of us. New plan Thursday thats when we will go move them.

We show up to find that Papa has hired someone to clear out the other house and put all of the contents on his driveway. All we had to do is put everything away .Yipee for our team . 6 hours of work later the master bedroom has the funriture, cable, and closet set up and the knick nacs Still in boxes near the shelves they go onto. The Living room has the furniture put in place and all the videos still in boxes in front of the entertainment center. The china cabnet which hasn't seen light of day for 16 years is out and while not completely filled the stuff is in the boxes right next to it ready to be unpacked. ( we will see how great a job I did packing so many years ago.)

We made it home by 11:00 and showers and all done by midnight. I am so proud that all the kids got up for seminary and zero period classes Friday morning.

Kathy got the best part of the thank you gift her room was clean and all her laundry done when she came home from school. The boys room is for next week. I couldn't tell clean from dirty or up from down for that matter.

Friday after school was roadshow pratice till 9:00pm and playing video games after that till ???? I went to bed at midnight. Isiah and Will spent the night knowing we were out by 7:00am the next day.

Saturday At 8:15 was a preformance at the Pacific Symphony lobby ( wow the sounded great) and we all got to see the Magic Flute in a children experienceing the arts show. As soon as we were done race to the car with 5 of the kids in the roadshow,including the Director and one of the main characters. we were only 1 hour late for tha call for Roadshow. WOOO HOOO (As soon as I figure out how to load the video to my computer I will add it to Youtube.)

Roadshow pratice went on until the night was done at 7:30 that night.

Again how proud a mom is when her kids make it to the right place at the right time and in the right clothes. Kyle was set apart as a Teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood on sunday March 15. We are proud that the Little family was all there and in a good mood.

Sunday>>>>>NAPS ARE MANDATORY!!!! we haven't been home for more than a nap in days.
Kameron made a great soup for Lunch yummy. Potato cheese.
Saturday morning

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Kathy doing laps waiting for water polo

the regular schedule

It is a usual day in dry gulch first alarm rings at 5:15 AM get Kameron up into the shower. snooze rings at 5:27 get kameron out of shower yell at kathy to get up. Listen to Kameron move around and get ready for seminary wait for snooze to go off 5:40 hit snooze check that kameron is up /dressed/fed/ready Yell at kathy to get up we now have 30 minutes. Get dressed/makeup /ready to leave. Yell at kathy that we now have 10 minutes till we leave and she should really get out of bed now. Ask Kameron if I need to sign any papers, see anything, check on schedule for the day.
Yell at kathy that I will not wait for her and she should really get out of bed we have 5 minutes. Waks Kyle up for family prayer. Remind kathy that she cannot wear PJ's to prayer as we are leaving right afterward. Remind kathy that PJ's are NOT school attire. ( Even if swimmer do often look like they are in PJ's) Get everyone assembled for Family Prayer. Hope Heavenly Father can understand the sleepy mumble and doesn't mind the very sleepy people.

Tell Kyle to shower ect. and be ready in 30 minutes. drive Kathy and Kameron to seminary. Come home check facebook, school e-mail, home e-mail. check that Kyle is out of the shower check clock wwooyooo if we aren't late. drop Kyle off at school for zero period choir ( which may just kill him each and every day) drive 1/4 block to church wait 20 minutes for seminary to get out. ( can't read eyes don't work at 7:00 am ) Tried knitting looked really old. just listen to radio.
drive kathy and kam to school. drive the same track in reverse to get to work by 7:45.

The I get to be the librarian for 550 kids for the day.

Tomorrow do it all again.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

the start


We hope that if you are here you are a friend. if not pull up a stool and have a seat sit a spell and enjoy a tale or two.
We hope to fill in those great stories our kids always want us to quote. "I don't make the rules I just enforce them"
The day dad lit his face on fire, and other great gems of our family.

I am Tina the mom and mystic finder of all lost things.

We have the Dad Kory who never looses his wallet but has been lost once.

Jacquelyn who is lost>>> Nope correction she is just married and in the Caribbean with her husband Robert.

Kameron who isn't as lost as people mistake him as being.

Kathy who is forever asking where her swim gear is but never her cell phone.

and Kyle who lost his little kid-ness today Happy birthday. enjoy the dance next Saturday!!

we have 2 cats Split who has been here since Kyle was 2 and is now just ole and cranky. Comet is the new
cat on the block she came home under the cover of a weekend Kory came home to "Isn't she cute??" she has to stay we've had her for 3 days. she likes us....which was jumping the gun since she bites at every chance.

There is also a tank of fishes who just hang out in the kitchen begging to be fed as each person walks by. every seen a 4 pound mollie?

come on back often to see what tales we may tell.