Monday, June 22, 2009

Worlds Greatest Dad!

A Dad is a person
who is loving and kind,
And often he knows
what you have on your mind.
He's someone who listens,
suggests, and defends.
A dad can be one
of your very best friends!
He's proud of your triumphs,
but when things go wrong,
A dad can be patient
and helpful and strong
In all that you do,
a dad's love plays a part.
There's always a place for him
deep in your heart.
And each year that passes,
you're even more glad,
More grateful and proud
just to call him your dad!
Thank you, Kevin...
for listening and caring,
for giving and sharing,
but, especially, for just being you!
Happy Father's Day
We love you!

Friday, June 19, 2009


It's been a while since I VIP my kids so I thought I would start again writing a few thoughts and memories of my kids that I want to share but also remember.

Oh! That Face! What can I say! He has the cutest pouty face. I don't know how he gets that lip out so far but does the same thing with big puckered lips for kisses.

Parker always makes the cutest faces. When we first moved into our new ward we had some primary teachers come up to us (not his) and say " Oh your Parker's parents he makes us laugh every week with the faces he makes." The funny thing is he gets those shifty eyes and you know he is staging a coo!

Every time Parker says's his prayers before bed he always ends with " In the name of Baby Jesus Christ." Also the other day he said the prayer at breakfast and thank Heavenly Father for our forks and spoons. You know what Parker I'm thankful for forks and spoons too!

You know how you have certain words that aren't swear words but are words your kids can't call each other like, stupid, dumb, idiot, poo poo head, etc... Well in our house we had to add the word Princess to that list because Parker would say to his brother's "Your a Princess." Then they come crying that Parker called them a Princess. Guys come on Parker calls me a Princess too the only difference is I really am one!

Parker loves to tease his brothers! One of the things he loves to threaten them with is "I'm going to kiss you" Hey I'll take a kiss from you Parker!


Every day between 6:00-7:00 Parker climbs up on the same couch with a pillow and blanket and falls a sleep. I'll have to say it does make putting him to bed easier. I think after spending the day antagonizing his brothers (calling them Princess or threatening to kiss them) he gets tired and needs a little nap.

We love you Parker, you are so darn cute!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

You Never Know!

As many know Kevin works the second shift (1:00 - 10:00 pm) as a plumber for the Chandler School District. So one day last week before Kevin went to work we had gone for a family outing to the movies and some other stuff. We got home just in time for Kevin to change his clothes and grab a lunch. We had a great time before spending time as a family, but the minute we walked in the door and Kevin went to change his clothes I started to get this really bad feeling like he shouldn't go to work that night. I have had feeling before like the still small voice giving a warning, but I never had one this strong before it was like that still small voice was shouting at me and I physically felt sick like I was going to throw up.

After we had family prayer before Kevin was about to leave I told him I have a really bad feeling and he said he did too but it was probably cause he was running late and just feeling anxious. He said we prayed for safety I'll be fine, NO! I told him we need to go to our bedroom and pray again as to why we both feel him a little anxious and me about warp my arms around his leg to keep from walking out the door.

We went back into our bedroom and said a pray and asked the Lord to help us know if these feeling were something we needed to listen to. After we finished our prayer Kevin decided to call in sick and I'm telling you the minute he got on the phone to report his absence I had a total clam peace full feeling come over me.

Now i have had plenty of experiences where I've listened to the promptings of the spirit and never knew what happened or found out things that might have happened. So a week went by and we heard of nothing out of the ordinary until last night Kevin came home from work and told me that last Saturday night there was a man that broke into one of the schools Kevin works at carrying an assault riffle running from the police. Still we don't know what might have happened but I feel blessed to have the gift of the Holy Ghost who gives us those warnings and promptings and I'm grateful for my husband who has never doubted me when I have had those feelings. We never know what may or may not happen but I know as long as we are prayerful and listen he will never steer you in the wrong direction.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Summer Fun!

It's that time of year where school's out, temperatures are rising and all the local pool's are open for the summer season. In another post I commented how I love that AZ has lots of free Splash Parks. Well at most Jr. Highs and High schools out here in AZ they have out door public pools. So today we took the boys to the Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center out here in Chandler. And of course it is next to the Basha High School. I can't just tell you how awesome this place is without showing you so I have included pictures from their web page as well as the family pictures we took.

Kevin and the boy's!

Me and the boys!

Andrew, Hunter & Parker all ready to go!

Andrew coming down the water slide. Hunter and Parker were to short to ride it and they were pretty upset about that. But they had smaller water slides for the younger kids!

These 2 pictures are of the Family play pool with zero-depth entry, toddler slides, and the 752-Gallon "Big Blue Bucket."

These 2 pictures are of the lazy river and the red buckets that fill up than dump down on you in the river.

This picture below is of the Water Vortex. They used some kind of jets to create a pretty strong whirlpool that the kids loved.

This place was amazing it not only had the water slides, lazy river, and the water toys but there was a separate large competition and lap pool there also. We had a blast and look forward to going back all summer. Bye the it only cost .50 cents for the boys and a $1.50 for Kevin and I. AWESOME!