Friday, November 23, 2007

Sad Day

Our Stake Center burned down this past Monday. It is always sad when a church is burned down no matter what denomination it is. It affects so many people, but life goes on and the church will be rebuilt. Brett is going to be baptized this year and it has been rescheduled for another building. It will still be a special event of course, but still sad that it will not take place in "Our" Stake Center.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Suns Game

I never take a camera to the Suns game, and when I am there I always think...why did I not take my camera?? We had a great time as usual..The Suns won and it is always a good "people watching" activity.

I took a picture of Raja Bell, he is injured and on the side lines. I waited for him to turn around, when he did, he noticed I had the camera square on him, I still took the picture. I was feeling very "paparazi-ish", but smiled after I took the picture and gave him a "thumbs-up." I am such a Dork, but I can't resist taking a picture of a famous person, he looked very handsome in his suit BTW!

Double click on the picture to enlarge it...They aren't the best pictures because my camera is a dinosaur...HaHa...Maybe for Christmas, If I am good, Josh can get me a new one since he "lost" mine...

--A side note to any "The Bachelor" fans. We have a Phoenix Suns dancer who made it to the final two. She was there, but I didn't get a picture because she was always on the other side of the arena. Anyway, the Suns Doctor who sits in front of us told us that she is "Mum" on the subject, but she gets alot of attention from fans of the show. The cameraman likes her to, because anytime they were dancing on center court she was always featured...--

Chocolate Cake and Lego Star Wars

These are Josh's two favorite things right now. Basically, these are my two secret weapons that I use when I have lost all control. The other day, I told him that he could not play his favorite Gamecube game (Star Wars Lego addition) for some reason (I have already forgotten :)..Anyway, he was fearful that he would loose his favorite game, so he went into the bedroom and retrieved the game disc and decided to hide it. Well, lucky for me I saw where he hid it. I have to admit, I hadn't thought of this place yet...It was under the Oven. Good one Josh, I am sure if I hadn't seen you shove it under the appliance I am pretty sure it would have been lost forever!! As I lay on the kitchen floor trying to retrieve it with a wooden spoon, I thought...maybe he hid my camera under here too... No luck, just the Gamecube disc.

Last Sunday we had dinner over at Grandma's house. For dessert she had chocolate cake...After we sat down for dessert, Josh put his arm around my neck and said "Mom, you are my best friend!" He kissed me on my cheek and my heart melted. My perfect little boy, right?? Oh yeah, I forgot he had a big slice of chocolate cake in front of him.

Friday, November 09, 2007

What Kind of City are you?

My sister-in-law sent me this quiz. I was London!! What city are you?? I guess my next destination should be there..Good enough reason for me!

You Belong in London

A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique soul like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Not so great Halloween Pics

Okay, so my pics didn't turn out quite the way Mom's invision ideal Halloween pics, but my boys never stayed still!! Also, Brett is becoming aware that the camera is on him and he turns away as fast as he can. So I have to work within these guidelines to get half decent shots...and that is what I got!

Josh was a Power Ranger and he wore the costume every day for a week, so by the time Halloween came around, the costume had been washed 3 times. Brett was a "Blade Ninja." He had found the costume in the Party City advertisement and had begged me for a week for it. I finally gave in and brought it home for him to surprise him. A few days before Halloween, he went to Grandma Barney's for a Trunk or Treat at the park. He wore his ninja outfit. He hated it...I told him, sorry all sales are final, he'll have to deal with it!!

So, when Oct. 31st came around he refused to put the ninja outfit on and choose instead to wear his Costume from last Halloween, a Clone Trooper from Star Wars. Whatever. So we got dressed and went to the Ward Chili party before we went trick or treating and Josh liked Brett's Star Wars mask, better than his own Power Ranger mask. Lets face it, the novelty of the whole costume thing wears off after you have worn it for a week.

Brett as a Ninja, Josh as a Power Ranger - Doesn't Brett look excited??

Brett, Brandon (neighbor) and Josh with the Star Wars Mask

At the beginning of the day, Mike decided to fix the Boy's broken Toilet. Well he fixed it by getting a new toilet!! He also decided to use it as a prop for Halloween and filled the candy bowl, and put it in the toilet for the kids to get there candy out of...I told him, he was going to pass out candy because I couldn't make the kids do that!! Here is a picture of the toilet...Brett decorated it with Spray Paint and a Sharpie :)

Well, here is a cute picture of the Boys I took while we were picking out a Pumpkin. I guess one out of 15 pictures is pretty good for us...Oh BTW, when Halloween was over, we took a sledge hammer to the toilet and found a car stuck in the toilet, it was a pretty good size toy car I was surprised he could flush it! I was hoping it would be my missing camera, the mystery lives on...