Friday, March 20, 2009


Could it be?

Is it really here?

I am looking out my window. The sun is shining. The wind is not blowing. My windows are all thrown open. I hear birds chirping and I see the first signs of plants and flowers sprouting. Did we make it through the winter?

Aaaahhhh. Spring. Yes. We made it. It's really here!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Scentsy Spring Open House

Just a friendly reminder:)


SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2009 FROM 1:00 TO 4:00


Feel free to drop by anytime. Bring a friend! Enter a drawing for a FREE warmer of your choice! Ever wonder what TWILIGHT smells like? Come and find out!

Can't make it? No problem! Call me any time!

Scentsy New Spring

Scentsy March Promo

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What's goin' on with us

I haven't had time to post in a long time, so it feels to me. I started to wonder, "What have we been doing?" So I thought I'd do a little recap of what each of us has been up to.

Kelsie is so great. I think she was sent to our family to remind us to stop an laugh and be silly once in a while. She makes these funny expressions with her face when she talks, it's so cute! She is so animated! She loves to dance on her toes. After Sacrament on Sunday Amy M. was playing the organ as we were exiting the chapel and Kelsie was doing her ballet dancing. It was so cute. She is also my little "watch dog". When the older kids are at school she will sometimes sit and look out the front window and report everything she sees. The color of the cars driving by, people walking by and my favorite, "Mommy PS is here PS here. It's you Scentsys! Open it Open it!!" She LOVES to help me sort out my orders.

Kayla amazes me. She is doing so well in her Dual Language class. I was so afraid that I was not making a good choice in putting her in something other than a regular Kindergarten class, but all her success has defiantly let me know that I made the right choice. This girl can read in English and Spanish. It blows me away. She can spell in both languages, too. Sometimes I try an be sneaky and have a conversation in Spanish with Kevin (I will speak in Spanish and he understands what I say, but usually responds to me in English) and Kayla will translate word for word to Jacob what I said. She thinks it's so funny. She is also still doing gymnastics and is doing very well at that. She is hoping that I will let her join the TOPS team that they offer, but we will have to see if we can fit that in our already crammed schedule. She tried out for it and made the team but I was not ready for her to be so committed to something at such a young age so we opted out until maybe Fall, we will see. She also starts T-Ball in two weeks and is looking forward to that. She has also been taking singing classes with Miss Brook and LOVES it! She always reminds me when it's time to go and is looking forward to her Spring Recital. She has been practicing very hard for this.

This boy is busy! He is always up and going on his own in the morning. Gets dressed, has breakfast, makes his bed, brushes his teeth, all on his own without being told. He is so great to have around. He is doing very well in school and is consumed by playing four-square at recess. He "practices" at home all the time. He is too competitive for his own good. He always thinks he has to win. He does Tae-Kwon-Do three times a week and will be testing for his purple belt in April. He really enjoys TKD. There are nine belt levels and he is on his fourth belt right now and testing for his fifth belt next month. He loves doing Scouts and as is looking forward to the District Pinewood Derby at the end of the month. Basketball season just finished up and he had so much fun doing that. He loves to watch Gonzaga play on TV with his dad, it's so funny to hear their conversations. Tomorrow night he has baseball tryouts. He is so excited for this. He is happy about the fact that now the kids get to pitch the ball, no more coaches or machines. Once baseball season starts, I might as well just park an RV at the field and just live there through the season. He LOVES to tell jokes. Usually he is the only one laughing then we start laughing because he is cracking himself up.

My amazing husband. he works so hard all day long and comes home and keeps working. He has almost finished our projects in Jacob's room. I can't wait to post those pictures. He built a cool shelf around the top of his room and is making some awesome bookshelves for Jacob's "library". The girls told him that their room is next, stand in line girls. Mom still has a few other projects for our handy man! He enjoyed coaching Jacob through basketball season and is all geared up for baseball. They have spent a few night at the batting cages getting ready. Kevin NEVER misses a Thursday night episode of The Office. This is what he waits all day for. Right now he is debating on weather he should go to Portland on Thursday to go watch the Zags play in game one of the NCAA Tournament with some friends from work. We had such a great time in Spokane when we went and watched them play in February. Kevin loves to play Saturday Morning Football with some of the men from our ward. It reminds him how young he is NOT anymore. In fact tomorrow is Kevin's 32 birthday!

(This is a picture of him jumping up and down and waving his white towel and chanting to the "ZombieNation" song at the Zags game in February)

I spend my day crossing off a list I prepare in the morning. Mostly driving kids from this activity to that. The daily chores of a stay-at-home mom, which I am so thankful to be. I love my Activity Days calling every other Wednesday. These girls are so fun. I get to teach RS once a month and I love that. I have learned so much since having this calling. I have also been keeping myself busy with me Scentsy business. I went to a mini-convention this past weekend in Boise with some other consultants and had so much fun. I love doing the parties for different people and sorting the orders when PS arrives. I love delivering the product. I feel like Santa Claus and people are always happy to see me. My Scentsy has created quite the mess in my front room. I knew this would happen. I keep asking my handy husband when he is going to build me a bigger house with my own office. His answer is aways, "Soon." Patience is a virtue, right? Until then, don't be surprised if my front room is less than tidy when you come over. I have also spent LOTS of time helping my sister, Ashley, apply to colleges and fill out scholarship apps. She has decided to go to WSU in the fall and is going out for the cheer squad in April. I will be making the trip to Pullman with her for moral support and also because I am a cheerleading nerd! We haev been attending all of her SHS dance competitions and they are going to compete at State Dance at the end of March in yakima.

So that is us. This is what we have been doing lately.

Monday, March 9, 2009


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Friday, March 6, 2009



Monday, March 2, 2009

A New Space

I have been watching way too much HGTV, if that's possible. On Saturday afternoon, I decided it would be a GREAT idea to redecorate and reorganize Jacob's bedroom. His room never got finished when we first moved in and it was WAY out of control with toys and clutter. I can't believe what a pack-rat he is. He keeps EVERYTHING!! Anyway, so I thought it's raining outside, we are all home, this will be a cinch. We can get it all done in one day, no problem right? They get things done in a day or two all the time on HGTV and they are doing huge rooms or an entire basement, this will be easy. I forgot the fact that they take a small army with them to do all of thses amazing room make-overs.
We start by pulling EVERYTHING out of his room. I had his bed in the hallway, toys and books ALL over the living room and kitchen. It's just way too much. We all agreed that nothing would go back into the room unless we all agreed on it and I have the final say!! After everything was out of the room, I ran to Lowe's for some paint while the boys starting making some shelves that I requested.
Jacob is my little All Star. He has sports themed bedding so we kept with that theme and I bought some RED and NAVY BLUE paint. I had no idea how difficult it would be to evenly cover a wall with RED paint. The top portion of his room is red with an awesome white chair rail in the center that was custom made by my amazing husband, and navy blue on the bottom. I started painting while the boys finished up the shelves. Ever heard the term, "Time flies when you are having fun"? This is what happened to us. It was like 10PM and I had neglected things like dinner and bedtime, and the house was total chaos. The worst part is that the next day was Sunday. I HATE going into Sunday with a disaster of a house. How can the spirit possibly enter into this home with all of this clutter and chaos. Jacob slept on the couch and Kevin and I kept painting until 1AM.
After church the next day, we sent the kids to my moms house and off to work we went. We got the shelves installed and furniture back in the room. These shelves are amazing. Kevin just amazes me with his carpentry skills every time. I just gave him an idea of what I wanted and he took the idea and totally made it better. It's not even done yet and it looks so AWESOME!! When Jacob got back home, he was totally floored by his new room. He loves it and he told us how much he appreciated all of the hard work that we did. BONUS!! That made it all worth while. I still have a kitchen full of toys and books and shoes that I am going to sort out and slowly move things back into his room. I don't have any pictures yet but I will post some of the finished room soon. I don't know who likes the room more, Kevin or Jacob. It's definitely a boys room.
Good thing it's raining today, I have no reason now not to finish this "easy little one-day project" now. Or so I think:)