Thursday, July 30, 2009


On his way to bed last night, Johnny said, "I love you Dad." I love you too, Johnny. Then he said, "I love you Mom." I love you too Johnny. Then he said, "I love my adults!" What a funny way to put it!

Courtney and Ben have both been thinking about the Second Coming lately. Courtney wants to be a Mom before then and Ben wants to have a job in the medical profession before then. He thinks being a doctor won't do him much good then. We reminded him that all knowledge is good and helpful. After all, I'm sure Heavenly Father has a pretty good grasp on how the human body works, wouldn't you say? And we also reminded Courtney that even if she doesn't get her wish, she can make up for it later.

I love the cute things my kids say, but I'm horrible at keeping track of them. At least I'll remember these now!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kenny G concert

Kyle and I went to Albuquerque overnight for a concert and a lovely stay at a Bed & Breakfast. This home was beatiful! It is called the Mauger estate. We highly recommend it if you ever have the chance. The rooms were quaint and the breakfast was super yummy.

When we drove to Sandia Resort (& casino) for the concert, Kyle had to bring his saxophone, of course, and play some tunes beforehand.

The concert was actually very fun and I'd go to one of his concerts again! Kenny G walks around and plays all over the place. It was just a lot of fun.

And here is the piece d'resistance...Kyle played his saxophone while we were waiting in line to get an autograph and Kenny G said, "Hey sounds great! Thanks for playing my melodies!" and then he signed Kyle's sax!!!

And on a totally unrelated note, the next day we went for pedicures. Kyle was totally diggin' the massage chair and foot spa. Look how cute my toes turned out! There's a mini rhinestone in the middle of the flower.

Well, that's it for now. I'm trying to get this done quickly, but I'll have Kyle come back later and fill in more details. Thanks, Bryce & Bettie for taking the kids so we could have this awesome experience!

Friday, July 24, 2009

My kids really ARE listening to me!

My three kiddos are in the other room taking turns playing Wii. I heard some whining from Courtney and the Ben lecturing Johnny: "Johnny, you don't need to take the remote from her. Use your words." That's a phrase I use with the kids all. the. time. Go Ben!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Thank goodness for warranties...

This is what I saw when I went in Johnny's room this morning:

When we were negotiating the terms for buying this house, at the recommendation of the home inspector, we had the owners do a roof upgrade with a 2 year guarantee on the roof. The roof guy just came and said that even though this was caused by the swamp cooler, it is still 100% covered. I'm not sure if they fix the interior walls, too. Here's hoping! I was a little worried because Kyle and our friend Bryce hooked up the swamp cooler a week ago (directly above Johnny's room) and being their first time we hoped they did it right. The guy said everything looked fine, but there was some condensation or leakage problem or something. But all I care is that it is covered. Phew!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Zero Desire

Bettie sorta tagged me to do this 10 things I have zero desire to do or be or try or whatever. She sorta tagged me because she told me in person I had to. I don't usually do the blog lists, but this one seems like fun.

I have no desire to....
1. Have a pet dog or cat or anything else except a fish. I have 3 kids...who needs pets?
2. Own a business. Not my kinda fun!
3. Run a marathon. Good one Bettie...I'd have to agree with you on that one. My knees and lungs are thanking me already.
4. Be famous. It's hard enough for me to know what to say when I get a compliment now...can you imagine people always hounding you and telling you how wonderful you are? Ugh!
5. Run for office. I hate making big decisions. Isn't that what politics is all about?
6. Be a chef. Um, no. I'd rather eat it than slave over cooking for everyone else.
7. Go scuba diving...and for that Kyle, I am so sorry. I know you love it. But telling me how cool it is to have fish swarming around you is NOT the way to convince me to do it!
8. Eat tripe. Or tongue. Or any other non-normal animal part. I've tried liver (Mom made us when we were kids), chicken toe (just a bite in Spain) and pig cheek (again in Spain). That's as crazy as I get.
9. Bungee jump. Or skydive. Or paraglide. I have this thing for heights. And edges. And safety equipment possibly failing. Yeah, I think I'll pass.
10. Be a doctor. Bodily fluids, gross wounds, looking at body parts that aren't meant to be looked at, trying to remember all the names of said body parts or sicknesses or medicines to prescribe. So many reasons to not do this!