Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oh Gracie!

This December Santa sent one of his Elves to watch over our family to see if we are being nice or naughty. Once we recieved her the girls got to name her, they decided on Gracie. Every night she flies back to Santa and reports on us if we have been naughty or nice, then when she comes back we find her in a new spot everyday. The first thing the girls do when they get up in the morning is to find Gracie, it has been fun for them. Here are some of the things Gracie has been doing:

Making a snow angel in the sugar.

 Wrote- Ho, Ho Ho on the mirror with lipstick and also dyed to toliet water green

 Marshmallow Bath
 Date night with Ken
 Wrote on the girls' face with marker while they were sleeping

 Reading books with the barbie
 parachuting off the banister but got stuck
 Air balloon , with Sicalys' underwear as her basket

 Toliet Papered the Christmas Tree

 Got in the fridge and dyed our milk- pink, green, and blue

Zak's Birthday

Zak turned 33 on Dec. 6th- Wow- he is getting old. It was so nice to have him home on his birthday and I think he really enjoyed being home and spending time with the girls. For his birthday he got a pair of new fancy cowboy boots. I'm grateful to have Zak in my life- he works so hard for our family to provide for us. He is a good dad and just loves his girls.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


While at my parents over Thanksgiving, Blyss was talking to my mom and telling her that her dad taught Sicaly 2 bad words, my mom asked her what words those were. Blyss responded the "D" word and the "SH" work. My mom was like, Oh, didn't know how to respond. And I'm like what! Zak looked at us with a blank face- like he didn't know what was going on or worried he was going to get in trouble.
Then Blyss clarified what those words were- My Dad said, Dumb, and Shutup! We all had to laugh because I thought they would be swear words. Then Zak still got grilled on why he used those words- come to find out- at the dog- the dog was barking and Zak used those nice words. But now we have a problem and Sicaly likes to tell people to shutup- I have tried several ways of discpling her when that word is used and she keeps on saying it! Hopefully she will forget about that word- SOON!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thanks Giving

While Hallee was at Disney Land with her Grandparents and cousins (which was really weird not to have her and cried every time I talked to her, trying to sound like I wasn't crying) the rest of us headed up to Idaho. We stayed with Zak's Grandma who we lived by for 4 1/2 years, it was so enjoyable visiting, catching up, and being with her. We also had to break out Dominos which we played every week when we lived by her- oh how I missed playing Dominos and drinking Dr. Pepper- so it was great.
When we were not at Grandma Miller's house we were at my parents house. We had Thanksgiving Dinner there with most of my family and cousins. It was a delicious meal- very good food! On Thanksgiving Night all the girls went to the Movie- the new Twilight movie- all the guys were very willing just to let us girls go! It was fun, I liked the movie. The guys did awesome with the kids. Zak worked very hard feeding the kids, trying to keep Sicaly out of trouble, and cleaning up the kitchen after everyone- way to go babe!

On Friday we headed out to Barney's- Hailey is married to my brother Nick, and it is her Dad and brother that have the big shires and do the horse pulls( they do the one in Richmond, when it is Black and White Days). They hooked the shires up to the wagon and we had a great wagon ride! Blyss and Sicaly each got a turn to sit up front and help steer. It was fun watching these huge animals at work- there feet are amazing. Also while we were there we saw there very well fed goat, the kids got a kick out of it. We got lots of visitng done, with my brothers and their families and seeing my grandma. I was able to go to my cousin's baby shower and see cousins I haven't seen in a really long time. Then of course we had to end our trip by going and getting a Bambino- we love Bambino's they are so delicious. It was a great trip but great to get back home!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hallee in Disney Land

Hallee got to go to DisneyLand over the Thanksgiving Break with her Grandma and Grandpa Miller, Aunt Paige, Uncle Tyler, and cousins- Sayler, Wade and Rylan. She had an awesome time, didn't get homesick, and was such a good girl. Just on the way home after the airplane she did get sick and threwup all over in the car- so everyone had to smell that until the dropped her off.
Since I didn't get to see her this is what her Aunt Paige wrote about Hallee:
-on her first time to an amusement park, on the first day, on her first ride went on the biggest, baddest roller coaster in both parks, she was shaking afterward and opted not to ride it again twice in a row, but after a series of quacks, barks and howls and probably a dozen pictures she was ready to ride again.
-she then turned into one of the biggest thrill seekers of the group, beating out Wade and Rylan in a heated game of Rock Paper Scissors to have her final ride on Space Mountain, the pitch black space simulated indoor thriller.
-like a good dog was always right next to her adult buddy
-good hand holder
-could be seen taking pictures of walls, sidewalks, the backs of other people
-didn't get even a splash of water at Grizzly Rapids while Grandpa looked like he had fallen out of the raft...again, and Grandma was lucky she wasn't wearing white.
-not an early riser
-has the best belly flop dive I have ever seen
-great doggy paddle swim
-always knew where her purse was and didn't forget anything
-can't walk and zip up her purse, must stop and zip it up
-occasionally convinced Grandpa to howl with her

Famous Quote
Friday afternoon Hallee after repeatedly belly flopping into the pool has a heart felt talk with Sayler
Sayler: Does anything hurt after you dive into the pool?
Hallee: No not really.
Sayler: Your head doesn't hurt?
Hallee: No
Sayer: Your belly doesn't hurt?
Hallee: Nope
Sayler: So nothing hurts?
Hallee: No nothing really hurts except my head.
Saturday Evening
Grandpa: Hallee do you want to call home?
Hallee: No I'm going to see them tomorrow
Sunday Afternoon
Hallee: I'm going to puke

 Rylan, Wade, Hallee, Sayler
 Tyler, Paige, Lee, Cindy, Sayler, Hallee, Rylan, and Wade
 Tyler and Hallee
 At the AirPort
 Riding in a Limosine!!!!!

It was true that Hallee took alot of random pictures!!!! She got some pretty good ones too! What one Lucky girl to experince this. I haven't even been to Disney Land.
She had a blast and what a good memory for her, she got to know her cousins, grandparents, and aunt and uncle alot better.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Turkey Disguise

Hallee wrote a story about a turkey that disguised himself for Thanksgiving so that he wouldn't end up on the table for dinner. Her story was about Floomp who disguised himself with wood chips and hid under the slide at the park. But a kid picked him up and gave this cool wood chip to his teacher who threw him in the garbage. He ended up at the dump, and out of garbage he made a rocket and used garbage gas to fly around- and he was never thrown in the garbage again or eaten for Thanksgiving Dinner. That is a summary of her story- I thought it was a pretty good story written by a 2nd grader!

Farm Bureau Discussion Meet- take 5

 This is year number 5 for Zak to participate in the Farm Bureau Discussion meet. Zak has always done so well. This was his 3rd year to make it to the final 4. That is a big DEAL! The girls and I headed down to Layton on Thursday to watch Zak particpate in this final discussion. He did so well, I really thought he won it, he had statistics, he brought up new ideas to talk about on the subject that was being discussed. So we were all on nerves for the award ceremony- Zak took 1st runner up again (3rd time)! Which is totally awesome! I was hoping he would win this year because it is so, so stressful- definatley more for him then me, but it is also alot of hours studying these topics. So we will be back next year!

Sicaly and the Animals

 Sicaly loves Rex and Sweetie so much but they don't return that love to her! While the girls are at school she wants to play with Rex, but he usually won't let her hold him, but she tries and tries and it has been really good entertainment for her, but I do feel bad that they just run away from her. Sweetie the cat has gotten so huge- she is probably as big as Sicaly and Sicaly will carry her around saying, "Oh, she is so heavy." It is pretty fun.