Monday, September 15, 2008

Okay gang! I think that I might have sometime to try to be good at this blogging thing now, well, give me a couple of weeks! You guys so inspire me to be a better blogger. The fact is we have not had a totally permanent home since beginning of March! YIKES! So yes, we have moved again! Believe it! I am still trying and happy as all can be. Bless my dear parents for being wonderful enough to take our homeless family in. Now for those of you who don't know--which I think all 2 of you do that read this poor little blog with a totally messed up blogger. Our house is rented out until March of 2010! This was suppose to be awesome!! We moved up north for a job change and were suppose to move to Oklahoma a few weeks after that. Well, lets just say things didn't go as planned--Obviously--because here we are! So after a month (this would be April) we were back. All of you who thought that that the Hoof Trimmer and his wife would be gone had to cancel the party because we were back faster than I don't know what. So back to my sweet parents that took us in. They just got rid of my baby sis in November. She and Teeb were married. My parents thought they had the house to themselves. They were just starting to think of their bucket list and how much fun they would have. And WHAM the five of us move in with them. Now don't forget that we educate of children in the home so there was always at least 4 of us around. Those poor people have earned their spot in heaven for that! So Thursday before Labor day Hubby's mom calls and tells me that we can move into SIS & BIL's house on Monday-Labor day. Okay there were renters and she wasn't sure that they would be out but, we were all crossing our fingers. You know that feeling that if you tell someone that you need help moving in on a holiday that it doesn't happen but, if you don't tell anyone it always does. Well, I didn't tell anyone that we are for sure moving so guess what! The house was ours! Cute house! So it is kinda weird living here since I can see where my Mom-in-Law had her stuff and Hubby's bro and family had their stuff and now our stuff is in it. Kinda crazy! Especially since we have SIL & BIL's dog and I see her laying in her spots around the house that she used to lay in when I used to visit. Kinda a trip. So with all this in mind we are here for a little while now until our house is open. YEAH!!! And I will have to say we are settling well and the boys are doing awesome with school. Even though their home teacher is a little nutty and anal! So with all that said I hope to re-re-enter the blogging world and not make a wrong turn again and fall off the blogging map!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

River Rafting in Utah

We are back! Our little family had a family reunion! We miss Jammy so much. This is what we have nick named our other half. BIL decided to go to Law School and so they were off to the great state of Utah. We have been missing them since we used to see each other every day and work with them every day on the dairy farm that all of were part of. Nana is so awesome and decided to make our little reunion just that more special and throw in a river rafting ride down the canyon to suprise all of us. Check her out all is calm on the water.
Now after our first couple of water attacks on the others, one finally stood up to us and look at our poor Nana and SIL. We had so much fun with our capton of the "Black Pearl" Spencer, who kept telling us that this was his first time down the river. When Spencer asked for the men's names Hubby gave his as Stewart and Bil gave his as Juan. Yeah, He was the Hunk on the water I will just be honest with yeah right now. We had tons of fun, not only seeing the beauty of the canyon but, dodging fly fisherman, and soaking everyone that came in our path. We did launch last and were the first to hit the destination. We actually got out in quite a hurry since we knew we didn't make many friends on this trip--We were the tyrants that ruled the river. We were afraid of the mob that may follow since one lady was crying and we also made a little guy cry--not on purpose. The water was cold and I think that was the reason for tears! Thank you Nana for that little treat!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Another Swim Meet @ the Y

The my kids love swim! They love how the older kiddos hang out with them and teach them or help them. They love it when they joke around and play games with them. Here is a pic of some of my kids idols-the brothers aren't in it-Upermans fav, but, these green hair fish are! Thanks guys! The girls will be on the next post. Blue Boy and Do-Dude love the meets! I on the other hand have my newest addition with me -my camera- and am taking pics like crazy. You know when you are on over load when you are taking pics of everyone's kids that you know. But, lets just say when we are hanging with our great friends-Parents of the fab four-and others around us having a good time what could be better? Blue Boy is posing for the camera here. He thinks he is hot stuff! With his cute little freckles and brown body he thinks that all he has to do is smile and I will take his pic. I did this time. And . . . a couple of hundred times as well. Do-Dude doing his best in the water. He is not a contact sporter unless it involves Blue Boy or Dad. And anyone else that he feels comfy with enough to wrestle around. He is my Non-rule breaking kid for the most part. I think some of that comes from his Mother-whoever that lady is! Go Do-Dudee, Go! Doing the back stroke-Not one of his favs, but, Do-Dude is doing good!I am still trying to figure this kiddo out. I got him goggles, they break, we get another pair. Now he is swimming with his eyes closed because he doesn't want to wear his goggles. So we are now swimming with our eyes shut. This is his fav stroke! He could back stroke all day!


Okay this is a little scary! We went and played shuffle board with my sis & bil and then decided since the kids were asleep at Nanie & Boppa's that we would go and check out the fire that was caused from what I have been told from a lightening strike our in the river bottom in Tolleson. I was sticking my head out the window of the car taking pics and Hubby started to slow way down. I told him not to get us into trouble that taking a pic isn't worth getting a ticket over---okay sometimes it is. So he told me if he did get into trouble so would all these other hundred people. I looked away from my camera and couldn't believe how many cars, trucks, motorcycles, and just tons of people standing on the bridge with us to catch a glimpse of this fire. We could see the smoke from my parents house but, these are kinda scary. It jumped from like a few miles away to right up and front of us. Real fast, real scary! Take a look--all of you are pros with the camera I want to tell you that I just got this thing and don't know what I am really doing yet! Hubby had to help me-yikes!

With in just a couple of minutes it was at the waters edge. Of course it didn't help that the wind picked up and started scattering embers onto the bridge where we were.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Our Missionary

Our missionary is off! Hubby's baby brother had his farewell today. We are so going to miss Uncle Missionary with the crazy spiky hair (Uperman's words). It won't be the same without him around for two years. He will be in Seattle where his Momma grew up. Kinda cool that he will be serving there. His bestest buddy is also in that area already out on his Mission. What a cool opportunity for my boys to see their Uncle off! We are going to miss you Uncle Missionary!

Well, I had a nice picture with us and our missionary but, in the frantic typing of my fingers I don't know what I did but, it is no longer. Sad it was cute-- I just don't know what I was laughing so hard about in it though. So instead of that cute family pic here is one of Hubby, Grandpa Govvey, and Uncle Missionary. Don't ask me what Grandpa is doing or who he is here. Never know what that man is up to! He is always making us giggle, especially here with his cool wig and shades. Uncle Missionary is trying to feed him part of his sandwich. Crazy guys!

This is my cute little sis-in-law and her new hubby. Aren't they adorable? Auntie A is so sweet and so is Uncle J. We love them. Especially Uperman since Uncle J played with him all day. What a great couple!

Here is our missionary with all the girls. Now this is not all the girls that came and said good bye to this sweet, funny and let me tell you Very talented guy! He is amazing on the piano and drums. Has his own band-even though it will be on hold for two years. We are already missing him even though we don't see them all the time. Still it is that crazy thing that pulls at your strings-You know-You want what you can't have. We want to visit him again but, he will be in Utah at the MTC. Good luck guy and we will be rooting for ya! We will miss your crazy, spiky hair too!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I Guess . . .

I guess it takes a heat advisory and then being out in the heat all day for me to finally update it. Thank you guys for being such good friends that you still check up on me! It is really neat to see that even though I haven't posted since I don't know when right off the top of my head you guys still keep silently hoping that I got off my lazy behind and filled ya in on my super overload unstable life at this point in time. Ever feel like you try to just be a fun cool mom and keep everyone in line. You know what I am talking about! I am picturing all my kiddos and a friend-Puppy Love over swimming, laughing, the sun is gently kissing our skin. The cool, clear pool water is taking the slight heat out of the day. AHHHH! Sounds great right? Okay so what is this all about?
This is Blue Boy throwing a tantrum because he was WAY OUT OF CONTROL during lunch! It has to do with having a friend over. He was acting up so bad that another parent in the lunchroom came up to me and gave me some discipline advise. YIKES! I did need the peep talk but, was so embarrassed!
Here are some pics of those crazy kids of mine and Puppy Love. He is holding some of our Queensland Puppies! They are so cute! But since it is 113 outside I will be posting a whole puppy crazy post here next! I hope all is well with my

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Fly like the wind!

My Uncle D had his friend take us on a helicopter ride! We had so much fun! It was a little scary at first since the wind was blowing like crazy. It did feel like you were in a bubble and it was trying it's best not to pop! Here is Kermy in the copter landing. Mr. J was our pilot. This is want the layout of my Uncle D and Kermy's land looks like. Our house is almost in the middle of the picture. Crazy landing in the wind. Hubby and I got to go at the same time. I didn't get any headphones so I couldn't hear Hubby ask him how many times Mr J has crashed or things of that nature, which I am thankful for! It was super fun--Thank you Uncle D!

What! It's snowing?!

My internet is tricky up here. I tried to get this posted sooner but, here I am. Okay, up here in Chino you never can be sure what Mr. Jack Frost is thinking. It was warming up so, I didn't think about trying to find our jackets since it was warming up-does that make sense? Well it started to snow on Sunday and Monday morning this is what we saw when we looked out our windows. It was so pretty-everything was white and clean! This is looking out my kitchen window and the dining room doors. The horses enjoying their breakfast. This is looking out our front window. My cousins house and neighbors. Uperman the night before snagged some snow and put it in a cup and was enjoying Spiderman while he ate his snow. The kids thought this was the best even though it was chilly outside. We skipped out on school that morning to enjoy the snow. By early afternoon on Monday it was all gone. Just mud remained. The kids were sad!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I have been tagged! The Middle Name Tag! These are the rules: You must post the rules before you give your answers.You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name.After you've been tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and answers. At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog for details. My middle name is Reine . . . . Running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to pack, homework, homeschool (getting it all together), cook, clean, etc, etc! Enjoying the conversations with my Boys! They are so fun! Imagining what things will be like in a year?! YIKES! Needing the phone chats and family prayer with my Hubby on the other end! The kids love this and think that it is so fun to pray with their Daddy on speaker phone! Entertaining conversations and Power Ranger and Spiderman fights that my Uperman does! He is 2 1/2 and is always telling me all the AWESOME moves that the Red Power Ranger and Siderman do and how one hand is the good guy and the other is the bad guy and they fly through the air and crash into each other and one falls down. I guess I should get my kids some toys? Uperman entertains himself with his hands they work just as well as figurines! (By the way everything that he says has "that was Awesome" or "nice shot" in it somewhere! Okay I guess I am tagging Megan, Jenny, and Jill

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

What a WEIRD day!!

Maybe this day is weird to me because I am now an odd number. One above 30. But, it started out great! My Mom called me and sang happy birthday. My boys jumped out of bed with a little complaining until I said, " It's my birthday and I want to lay down for a few more minutes but, I need you little men to get ready--totally ready without fighting." They smiled their little grins and said, " Sure Mom! If we get totally ready and hair done, teeth brushed, and belts on with our shoes by the door can we play Transformers on the PlayStation?" I was desperate for a few more winks- Just before I said yes, I thought of piano practice or spelling words that could be worked on. Math timings that need to be done-YIKES--," Sure kiddos if you are quite and don't fight!" 15 minutes later they were totally ready-showered the night before so that was out of the way and dressed head to toe! Ready! Why can't they do this every morning? So I walked out to the dining room 30 minutes later and saw these happy Pink Gerber daisies and roses smiling at me. I love pink because I don't see enough of it in our house of Men! Thank You Tori for thinking of me and putting thought into my beautiful cheerful pink flowers! I love them! They even said Good morning to me! I heard them. Next, after such a wonderful sight the door bell rings and the kiddos run to get their shoes on and I open the door still looking like something scary with black eyes and hair that looked like I found a rats nest and adorned it on my head. With bad breath and all I opened the door and Wonder Woman was there singing Happy Birthday and gave me a gift certificate to the Red Door Spa and the Wigwam. Yummy! Love it! I hugged her, poor girl and apologized for just killing her with my morningness. She laughed and chatted with me a few moments and said have an awesome day! Okay Love those two! Thank you Tori and Wonder Woman! Okay the night before I got an UTI--stink I know tell me about it! Made an appointment today and went in to see the doc. He got me my labs from last time I went in. Everything is great I am in great shape but, by the way your liver count is high. What??? And you need to stop by and give me another lab before you leave. What??? Does this man know that I HATE needles? Happy Birthday to me. So I get to have a sonogram of my liver done. No, no girls I know that you are all jumping at the chance to take my place. So I dropped off my meds and went to get the kiddos. On the way home from school the meds still weren't done. BUMMER! I dropped off kids and went home because I had to pee something crazy which hurray! I did with little pain! YES! So I got to talk to my Mom & Dad on the way home and they wished me a happy bday. I got to talk with SIL, Wonder Woman, and Nana. So there are some ups. The day was looking up now. I got home and 2 minutes after using the pot my Uperman came crying out of the boys room holding his head. Hubby is on his way home from out of town. So it is up to me to tend to Uperman. He had blood all over the back of his head. So I held the wound and applied pressure (remembering my first aid) and Do-Dude got me a wet cloth. Man, I forgot how the head bleeds. Do-Dude was a little freaked out when he came back because I had blood on my face, down my hand and arm, and down Upermans head. So Mom went to work and finally got it to stop. It is just a small cut where Blue Boys football trophy feel off the edge of his dresser and onto Upermans head. OUCH! So far it has been a weird day! Looking up but, definitely not a normal day. It ended with my family around and Nana and My Mom & Dad, two cakes, lots of candles, and everyone having a good time! I totally loved it! You know when you were little and would sit on someones leg and they would walk with you on their foot-I even got to have a ride on my Dad's foot with my kids on the other! Man, I forgot or maybe I just don't remember it being so uncomfortable! Maybe my rear end is a little bigger since the last time I did that.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Christmas tree cutting and the Newlyweds!

A few more pics of the snow and Christmas tree cutting. But look what I did for my Sis for Xmas. I took this picture of them. This is usually how they are. . . geez. . . newlyweds! But I did this. . . I love it! I printed it out for her and put it on this cool frame that I got her. I drew her name for Xmas-She is SOOOO Lucky! (Just kidding!) Anyways I did it all on photoshop thanks to Jessica Sprague! They loved it! I don't know if new BIL even knows how to use that thing, I mean sword, no saw! They are standing in front of their tree. Once they got it home they said it looked gangster-ish. Is that even a word. But, New BIL made sure that it had water every 5 hours or so! And was a little over the top when my Sis put 2 strands of little lights on it! Upermans only complaint was that his legs were tired but, he loved the snow and loved the way it tasted! Tough guy just like Superman! Don't look at the dirt BUT this is how Hubby felt once the tree was in the stand with water! He was done! Just like a big turkey! Next post I will move on from these snow pics!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Finally Back!

Okay see I have been out of it so long that I posted this backwards---so scroll down and read then go up to see the pics! Or whatever makes sense to ya. Hanging out with Santa at our Church Building-Do-Dude and Blue boy wanted an air soft gun and Uperman wanted to be away from Santa! He did swipe a candy cane first though. We went to Springerville and cut down our Christmas tree with Nee Nee and New BIL. Yeah! Blue Boy wasn't wearing a Blue Jacket, but, guess what color his sweat shirt was? He was creating a snow angel and loving it until about 10 minutes later he was balling his eyes out because he was freezing. Hubby and I taking a pic in the snow storm after we found the perfect tree. I didn't look the best but, what do ya expect? After it was decorated it was Beautiful! No that snowball didn't get Hubby-Darn it! Here is the gang, my fam! We decided that we will keep each other and not send anyone off with Santa to work in his toy shop-(We did have some volunteers). Behind us - the perfect tree- so we cut it and took it with us! No laughing either, it was the perfect tree, I am serious!

Well lets just say that I fell off the side of the blogging world and was floating into reality. Or maybe I was trying to face reality or maybe . . . Wow, what matters now is that I am back for the time being and will try to fill you in on all the fun, cool and wicked (taken from The Incredibles when the little kid on the tricycle) fun that we have been up to! We definitely will not be talking about the pounds that I found and the race I didn't run, but I am sure somewhere I will fill you in on those little secrets in time to come. What's new! Well, I just found out for sure that this summer after school lets out I will be close to being the Pioneer Woman's neighbor. Yup! We will be somewhere over in her neck of the woods. We will be in Oklahoma! I am very mixed about this. YES cool new adventure to take with the family but, I will be missing home, my family, mi mam ma and papa! I am doing a book about all our favorites so that we will think of the fun that we had the last 30 years (For Hubby is is 31-Ha Ha). It is only 30 for me up until January 29th-then sadness sets in as I will be eating my words for laughing at Hubby saying that he is older and I am younger and so on and so forth because I will be running right next to him in that 31ish race. But we will not be alone. My brother, Reeves Twin, and his cute family will be right there with us or maybe we will be right there with them. Anyhow we will be together and also my Aunt and Uncle and their tribe will be there as well. See lots of fun-lots of sadness-but, I think it will be good and just think when I come back home for holidays I can pester all of ya'. Okay ready for some pics? Here they are!