Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dammit all to...

Sorry for cursing, but we have another blasted MOUSE!!!!!!! (If you recall, it was just over a year ago that we had the honor of hosting a furry friend for over a MONTH as it avoided our traps and snares.)
I found the disgusting signs in what seems to favored by the little rodents: the tupperware drawer in my island.
Once again I have hauled everything out of the island and put it up high on the kitchen table after I cleaned it all with bleach.
I will kill you.
I will kill you quickly.
And when you are dead I will not feel sorry for you. Oh, no! I will rejoice and do a happy dance. And once again I will be paranoid and Type-A about all exterior doors being left open for longer than a nano-second.

Brett: leave Vegas and come home now. This is MAN'S WORK.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

cuddle bugs.

one thing i can say about my boys:

they love to cuddle.

sometimes they want to cuddle all day, which is definitely not always convenient or possible. but i'm trying to just enjoy it, because there will come a day when they'll be too cool to snuggle on the couch with their old, out-of-touch mom. here we are watching a movie together and just being silly.

don't grow up too fast, okay guys?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

second chances.

Shannon was here over the weekend with her baby that looks just like his daddy. I couldn't help but wonder how it makes Shannon's mother-in-law feel when she holds Baby Jack.

What will it feel like when I am a grandmother and I see my children in the faces of my grandchildren? Will it feel as though I've been given a chance to go back in time and hold my babies once again?

I hope so. Oh, how I hope so!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

a date with grandma & grandpa

Here's a picture that's a couple months old...on New Year's Day, Grandpa John & Grandma Dixie took their older grandkids on a "date" to see a movie, about a heroic mouse, The Tale of Despereaux.
The kids loved having that time with their grandparents and NO Mom or Dad there to "ruin" their fun!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Blessing a blessing

January, Brett and I loaded up the kids so we could drive up to Rexburg for my great-nephew, Jack's baby blessing. We were going to stop at my brother's house in Layton, where my parents were and caravan together. We made it out of the driveway and to the stop sign when Carson threw up. Lovely. Turning around, we unloaded Carson and Brett who were now destined to spend a vomitous weekend together while I took the kids, and now my parents in my car, up to FREEEEZING Idaho. Our trip may have gotten off to a smelly start, but in all it was wonderful! This was definitely a special occasion as it took a lot to get little Jack-Jack here. Very emotional and I was filled with such gratitude and happiness for Jeramy and Shannon. Don't you love the picture of Shan and I above? We had to laugh because we had on the SAME SHIRT! Just different colors. And no, that was not planned. Our minds are just so in synch! Here are some pix after the blessing as well as when we went to dinner at Frontier Pies with the most of the Mecham gang.

(Doesn't Jack look just like his daddy? He's Jeramy's mini-me!)
Love you, Lane!
Can't wait to see you in a couple weeks!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It is wrong to force a medical professional to participate in medical procedures they believe to be immoral

Imagine you are a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional and a patient comes to you requesting a medical procedure which you believe to be morally wrong. There are other medical professionals that willingly perform that medical procedure, but that doesn't matter. Your patient doesn't have to go to them, because now imagine that despite your personal beliefs, ethics, or morals, you are forced to go forward with that medical procedure by the federal government.

Does that sound right to you? It didn't sound right to me, so I let someone know how I feel. You should, too. If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

Click here if you want your voice to be heard.
"The democracy will cease to exist when you TAKE AWAY from those who are willing to work AND GIVE to those who would not."

Thomas Jefferson