Can you spot him? Riah Jo got her very own hamster for Christmas! She named him Jacob because he is furry like Jacob "the wolf" on Twilight. And NO she has not seen Twilight but she hears all about it from yours truly! She had a blast when Jer brought him to her school for show and tell. Jacob showed off by running around in his ball and all the kids thought he was great.
Savannah was chosen to participate in the Idaho Falls Hoop Shoot. She loves to play basketball! She got 2nd place for the 4th grade girls division. Great job Savannah! We are so proud of you! Sorry, couldn't get this picture turned around.
Hello to everyone! We are alive and well! My FAB sil Jamie does my blog backgrounds and headers that are SO cute! I figured she wanted to see my mug cause she hasn't seen me on here in several months (probably wanted to see the kids BUT today she gets me). Anyway on to my New Year's Resolution--it is to go back to my natural curl! My goal is to have it look great and have all the kinks (no pun intended) worked out by the END of 2010! By the way, I have been flat ironing my hair every day for 5 years and it is SO much easier to work with my God-given curly hair! Hope all my long lost blogging peeps are having a fabulous NEW DECADE!
Mariah is part of a singing/dancing/performing group called TaVaci. She performed Thursday night at The Festival of Trees and did a fabulous job! They sang about half of the Christmas songs they have been practicing for their big concert on Dec. 5. I WILL remember my camera next time. . . I WILL remember my camera next time. . . I WILL remember my camera next time!
So, recently I was in my laundry room and happened to look down at the container of liquid soap I was using. In that moment I read "Gain Fabric Softner"What?Are you kidding me?Could Ibethat in sane?YES, my dear friends and family I am that in sane and DID in fact use fabric softener instead oflaundry detergent on my family's clothes for 3 months or so! I called Jeremy at work because I was dying when I figured out what I had done and he thought it was hilarious and promptly facebooked the incident AND lovingly brought me home some laundry soap the next morning after work. We had noticed some dark spotting on some of our clothes and my sister in law, Jamie, and I noticed how wonderfully fragrant our clothes ALWAYS were! (I sent Jamie a box of clothes from Idaho to Michigan and it still smelled fresh when it got there) But never did I think this was because I was using fabric softener in lieu of soap. (and yes I felt a little gross and dirty when I found out)Has anyone else done anything that crazy before or is it just me?
My parents and grandparents came for Riah's baptism for 4 short days. We so much appreciate their love and support and willingness to travel all this way to spend time with Riah on her special day. We had lots of fun! Thank you Grandma and Grandpa and Mom and Dad for everthing you did with us and for us!!!
Mom, Dad, Grandma Ward, and Grandpa Ward Grandpa Russ giving Jayce a big squeeze before heading off on their LONG road trip home!
Jer and I have been married 13 fabulous years now! We have 4 kids. Savannah is 10, Mariah 9, Jayce 6, and Alexah is 3 1/2 years old. I am a stay at home mom and Jer works at a national laboratory in security.