Tuesday, December 30, 2008

When It comes t o mom's.....

Todd's mom will probably never read this but I just wanted to do a little bragging!!
I have the BEST Mother-in-law in the world.
Todd's mom has put up with me for the last 13 years! 7 years ago we moved in with her and I can tell you that she did most of the cooking for the first year or so! I'm sure she was starting to wonder if I even knew how to cook. I learned that all food can use a little onion! She makes the best spaghetti sauce! I learned that not so white clothes CAN be white again! I have watched her grow amazing gardens! Now I know that this is going to sound crazy but I had 2 favorite times of the day...1st- Dish washing time, she cooked and I did the washing of the dishes but it was the time we had together talking about this and that all while sticking my hands in the HOTTEST water! 2nd- We would stay up for hours past our bedtime mostly during the summer time talking and crying and talking somemore! Todd worked out of state most of the time and was only home on the weekends and Robert work midnights at Flags West Truck stop and so we had many nights to ourselves! I watched her with complete amazement make baby aphgan after baby aphgan! I watched her LOVE her grandchildren even if they weren't be very helpful. The kids would help her during the summer with the garden and there were days when I thought they were making a bigger mess than being helpful. I learned how to can tomatoes! I learned how to make jam! And don't forget those obnoxious little onions that I love to eat and so we would pickle extra ones just for me! I learned how to make syrup! We would go pick these tiny little berries called choke cherries! I used to think it was the biggest pain, but now I look forward to going with her and hunting down these bushes and picking buckets and buckets of them so we could make Choke Cherry Syrup! She is the best babysitter, she takes our kids every friday! I was the camp director in our ward for 5 years and she would take the whole week off just so that I could go to girls camp! She even keeps them overnight on occasion! When ever I need her to help me with the kids
she drops everything and comes to my rescue!
When I need a break she steps in!
When my mom died Louise hugged me and told me how much she loved and me and that she wasn't going to try to replace my mom but she would do everything she could to help me and to be there for me whenever I needed her.
She has cried with me and let me get angry!
She has shown me more love than I sometimes deserved!
She is my Friend, my Family, my Teacher,
and the BEST MOTHER-in-law!
I love her with all my heart and I am so greatful that I have her in my life and for all that she does for me and my family! She is always asking us this simple little question...
"Who LOVES you the most?"
We never have to guess how much she loves us!
We LOVE you the MOST!

Monday, December 29, 2008

W A!

You might ask what is W A? Let me tell you!
Wii Anonymous!
Santa made a serious mistake by bringing us
a Wii! We are going to have to join a W A group!
We have stayed up WAY past our bedtime,
we have moved furniture out of the way, we have
created a boxing monster out of Samantha, we have
two boys who can't seem to put the light sabers down,
Todd can't stop playing baseball and Jennie bowled a
strike with 91 pins! AND we have friends who CREAMED
us at Horse shoes! All I can say now is...
where do we sign up for W A?
One good thing has come out of all of this
It Brings a FAMILY together!
We have had soo much fun!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dear Santa.....

O where to begin!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Our Busy Week!

Tis the season for Parties! We had a busy week!
It all started wednesday night with the ward party.
Austin got to play a shepard in he Christmas Story.
Then on Thursday night the kids had their school
program. As you can see Sam and her friends in the
1st grade did Suzie Snowflake. Jeff and his friend Cord
were Rudolph, Fully equiped with flashing antlers and
a nose. Austin was in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Choir.
And now we are off to Grandpa Curtis's house for a party
and then off to Aunt Junes on Sunday.
We will be EXHAUSTED! Not to mention the
SNOW storm Heading our WAY!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Twilight Twilight Twilight

I finally got to go see Twilight this last weekend.
My nieces would be sooo proud of me!
I must say I loved it but the book is much better.
I went with my sister in law Janet
and she hasn't read the books yet but she will now!
It definately made me think I need to
read the books again! Either I read them too fast or
I didn't pay close enough attention to
remember things!
So I will definately be doing that!