Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Looks much better Zack-
The typical Walden boy pose.....we simply call it the "Walden Pose". Doesn't show the haircut real well, but oh well!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Then when I got home it was so nice because the boys were all still out at Fry's shopping for electronics, of course. They had a great guys day with their sporting events, they went to the movies, shopping and out to eat. The house was pretty clean and they had a vase of flowers waiting for me. What's funny though is that it was not roses like I usually get for special occasions which I was surprised. In fact they were carnations! Carnations?! Adam has never gotten me carnations. That is a definite step down from roses, whats up with that? Not that I am ungrateful or anything, I was not expecting flowers so the thought was definitely nice. But carnations? Not my favorite flower. Well Adam explained that he thought I did not like roses because when we were cleaning the side of the house last month I wanted to remove the rose bushes that were there. The reason I wanted to remove them is because no one sees them there and whenever I am over there doing stuff I always get snagged by the thorns. I hate it! Me and the rosebushes have had some battles and I am ready to conquer the battle once and for all. So Adam thought I did not like roses and so he got me a different kind of flower this time. So I understand and they actually don't look that bad, this time.
Then Sunday was wonderful because Matthew gave a talk in Sacrament and it was a wonderful tribute to Mothers and Zack sang with the Primary and after they sang all the children came down and gave their Moms kisses. Loved it! I could not have asked for a better weekend!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
"May each of us treasure this truth: One cannot forget mother and remember God. One cannot remember mother and forget God. Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and mother, partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service, are as one." (Thomas S. Monson, Ensign April 1998)
Happy Mothers Day to my beautiful Mom! She is beautiful on the inside and outside. She is the most charitable person I know and the love and support she gives me is never ending. Mom, I love and appreciate all that you have done for me and for the wonderful example you have been. I feel so blessed to be able to have a mother like you!
Happy Mothers Day to all the Mothers out there!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
He kind of looks like him, at least the Jospeh Smith actor from the old movie. I think the actors name was Stuart Petersen, he also played the boy in the movie "Where The Red Fern Grows". Just a bit of trivia there.
Monday, May 5, 2008
It is ridiculous! We can't take naps on any other day (even if we tried) but for some reason on Sunday when we get home from church and then have lunch we become zombies and drop right where we are and fall into a deep slumber. The boys didn't even realize I had taken their pictures! My goodness the kids are sleeping in their church clothes and Matthew didn't even loosen his tie.....I guess I am lucky they didn't keep on their suitcoats! Adam, unfortunately does not get to join us on our Sunday naps since he has been serving in the Young Adult Ward but luckily my calling that I have now does allow the time for our Sunday sleep fest. Gotta love Sundays!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
It was actually a very pleasant day over in Calabasas and it was nice because Adam and I were able to go together to spend the day with Zack at track. Usually we are split between different activities going on so it made it much more enjoyable being together. Zack did really well and a deal I made with him at the begining of the season is if he improved on his time or on the distance he throws the shotput I would take him out for In-n-Out and he could get lunch and a shake which he loves. I know that using food for an incentive is not healthy but oh well, I never said that I was a perfect mother. Well he ended up improving on his time in the 100m and in the 200m so a vanilla shake is what he enjoyed!
As we started to travel towards home we found the 101 to be extrememly busy so we decided to take Box Canyon Road and the Santa Susana Pass back home. It had been a long time since I had traveled on these curvy roads but it brought back many memories. I use to take this road everyday when I worked in Woodland Hills so that I could bypass traffic and even had the fun of experiencing being in an accident on them. You would only catch me driving on them during the day, however, because ever since I have lived in Simi (30 years) there have been rumors that they are haunted. And you know, I do believe everything that I hear.
Well as we came down the pass we saw the old "Welcome to Simi Valley" sign and I just had to stop for a picture moment. No, the picture was not originally for my blog, but it was because when I was younger I have a picture of me standing by it and I thought it would be cool for Zack to have a picture like that. So I pulled off and told Zack to go stand by the sign. He gets to the sign and what does he find right at the spot that I tell him to stand? A rattlesnake! He luckily saw it before stepping on it and he just calmly calls Dad (knowing that Mom would be no help) to tell him that there is a snake there. Yikes! I hate snakes! But luckily it was more scared of us so he just slithered off, keeping an eye on us the whole time. Yuck!
So then we proceed to take the pictures and Adam tells me to get in one and I go over by the sign and there is a dead, gross mouse laying right where they had been standing. They hadn't even noticed it. We did take a picture of it but I will spare you having to look at it so I will not post it. Zack just wanted to show Matthew what he missed. Boys?! If snakes or dead rodents or anything else that is gross happens in a day, that is considered a good day at our house. So all in a all I guess you could say we had a great day!