Showing posts from April, 2008

Eleven Years Ago . . .

. . . today, my husband and I married each other for time and eternity in the Boise Temple. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we believe that Christ has made it possible for our marriage to last forever, not just until "death do us part." It was a significant and wonderful day in my life, and I am so thankful I made the choice to be married and was worthy to enter the temple.

Now, if we can just get through today! It's been a tiring day and not nearly as "special" as these days can sometimes be. DH & I are both tired, and the kids have been cranky and disobedient. I've dealt with four accidents (seems like the twins will be fine for months and then have set-backs for several weeks!) including one poopy one, several arguments, a boy who hides his pull-ups in a corner of his room instead of throwing them away, a cranky husband who stayed up too late last night working, a babysitter who canceled so we can't go out to …

Southern California!

It was spring break for our kids, so we spent the weekend in Southern California. Two days at Disneyland, then a day at the La Brea Tar Pits and the Children's Museum in Santa Ana (picture above is from the La Brea Tar Pits). Sunday, we spent the day and went to church with DH's grandma in Tehachapi, then we drove home Monday.

The best part of the trip? Allison is now 40 inches and could ride the more exciting rides at Disneyland. Sarah, sadly, is only 39 1/2 inches. We were hoping that the ride operators would see twins, measure Allison, and wave them both through. Indeed, that happened twice. But other operators checked them both and Sarah got denied entry to the Jumping Jellyfish ride. Luckily, we had a back-up plan. We brought a set of "tall" shoes for Sarah to wear. Her Sunday sandles have a heel an inch high, bringing her well within the height limits. We found a bench, changed Sarah's shoes and walked right back to the Jellyfish ride. Sarah skip…

Strange what you look forward to

In 3 months, my twins will turn 4! At this time four years ago, as my belly expanded and I felt the daily tug-of-wars going on inside, I REALLY looked forward to NOT being pregnant.

(Yep, that's me above at my oldest child's 5th birthday party, 2 and 1/2 months BEFORE the twins were born.)

Today, as I thoroughly cleaned out my van so we can all go to California this weekend, taking out three carseats, two boosters, tons of crayons, old drawings, broken pencils, dirty crumpled socks, several jackets, four and a half pairs of shoes, a library CD we'd lost and paid to replace just two weeks ago, large cracker crumbs, old zoo passes, and too much crud to mention, then vacuuming every inch of the car and wondering why in the world I let my kids have fruit snacks and crackers and Cheerios, I realized that in 3 short months, we can pull out two of those infant seats and put in booster seats instead. I know I'm strange, but I'm really looking forward to it! Of course, a…

What a Relief!

Last night, just when my eyes were starting to glaze over and I was going to fall asleep at my computer, my friend Wendy & I finished the last of the yearbook pages -- 58 in all that had to be submitted yesterday. But the yearbook is now DONE and I'm so glad.

I've had more time and energy today to devote to my children. I got out watercolors during their playgroup this morning, then the twins helped me make new playdough (the last batch I made is getting dry & crumbly). Then I found a post on my twins website asking about homemade donut recipes, and I just had to make my favorite recipe. Allison & Sarah were a ton of "help," and Michael dipped each donut in sugar when we finished. I didn't realize doubling the recipe would give us about 35 donuts, but that was fine with the kids, because we had enough to share with some of our neighbors (Sorry, Kacy, you weren't home!).

Halloween Cider Doughnuts

2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 cup fresh apple cider
1/2 c. b…