Saturday, December 28, 2013


Each night we let the boys pick out a toy to sleep with. I had to pull a parental-override tonight when I found this in Jake's crib...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Poem

'Twas the week before Christmas, and wouldn't you know,
Both toilets began to overflow.
We didn't mess around, we rented a snake,
We knew we were in trouble when we heard the head break.
The lines had collapsed beneath the foundation,
So we looked to insurance as our homeowner's salvation.
They sent out an agent to check out our plight,
He looked and inspected and said we were right.
Repairs would be costly, he sympathized,
Because, as he told us, our claim was denied.
So... Six in the house, no toilets to use,
Well, one will flush liquid, but no ‪#‎2s‬.
Fast-forward to yesterday, Christmas Eve,
I've got a stomach bug, it's making me heave.
And today for my gift, what did I do?
Shared my bug! 'Twas the least I could do!
With plumbing still out and two of us sick,
It's hard to enjoy our day of St. Nick.
We live in a house; we have food on our table;
None of us sleeps in a barn or a stable.
We enjoy freedom and comforts of life,
And hopes of Redemption through His sacrifice.
So, although it's not fun, and really quite nasty,
I'll try to stay positive, try to stay happy.
Merry Christmas to all! Happy New Year as well!
And please, no one take your indoor plumbing for granted because, seriously, you just don't know how bad it sucks to go without it until you have to go without it!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Pie for breakfast. Best family tradition. Ever. 


While in the pool I have Hyrum & Jacob hanging on me. Hyrum bellows out,

"We're on the Mama Ship! Full speed ahead!"
As soon as Mark swims over he says,
"The Mama Ship is sinking - get on the Daddy Ship!"

Hyrum and Jacob were watching a cartoon where the little boy character said he didn't want to go to the park. Hyrum says,
"Why doesn't he want to go to the park? Maybe his head is broken."

Hyrum is really into the show Transformers right now. He is constantly "transforming" into cars and "driving" around the house. At church, Hyrum's teacher informed me that Hyrum was not in class that day; instead she had a car speeding around her classroom. (sigh)
When dropping Hyrum off to school the next day, Hyrum turned to me in the car and said frantically,
"Quick, Mom, transform me into a little boy so I can go to school!"