Sunday, December 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Chandler!

We had a family dinner at Red Robin, after much persuasion from Brandon. He chose McDonald's, but Brandon did not want it so he convinced him to eat at Red Robin. We had family over for cake and ice cream the night before his birthday. He got a lot of really cool toys. He was pretty happy about it. I think we were able to find the most masculine Dora toys out there. He loves Dora, but we tend to shy away from the merchandise because it is so girly. We were able to find a balance, though. For every Dora toy he got he got some sort of sports gear. It amazes me the difference between my two boys. Spencer is all about Batman, Superman, Spiderman, etc. Chandler likes Dora, Blues Clues, and sports. I am so lucky to have such fun boys.

My big boy. I can't believe that my baby is 3!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Pictures? No thank you.

Lexi, Gabriel, Owen, Aiden, Chandler, and Spencer

We tried to get a picture of all of the grandkids on Brandon's side. It was a bit of an adventure. This is as good as we could get. We just found out that there is to be another grandbaby born in July. We are all counting on a boy. That seems to be all that we can grow now days. Poor Lexi.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Dear Ol' Santa Claus

Every year Harmons has Santa come to their Holiday Open House. For the past 4 years they have had the same Santa. Spencer found the one from his first visit with Santa and laughed out loud because it was a different Santa. We decided that the first one was just his helper, but the other one is the "real" Santa. I love this Santa. I will be so sad when he isn't the Harmons Santa anymore.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Hooray for Brandon!

Brandon went down to the Comcast headquarters to pitch some ideas for some shows about filmmaking, filmmakers, etc. The liked the idea and decided to give him a shot. He is part of a group called Solar Shock Pictures. They will be doing all of writing and developing of the new shows. Some of the shows they have been doing as podcasts, but now they will venture out into the big world of television. He is really excited about it. I am proud of him for having an idea and bringing it to life. I usually only get to the idea part. Way to go, Brandon! I love you!

Putting it all out there...

I am ready to lose the "baby weight". I don't really feel like I can still blame it on my baby, though. He is turning three next week. I am putting this ticker on here to hold myself accountable. If I know that someone could be tracking my progress it will help me to succeed. I hope. I know starting this right before Christmas seems a bit like bad timing, but I don't want to start after I have gained all of the "Christmas candy weight". Maybe one day I will post pictures to help motivate me even more. Not sure how I feel about that yet. Anyway, Wish me Luck!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas Village

On Saturday we went to see the Christmas Village in Ogden. It was a lot of fun. This is one of my favorite Christmas Tradtions. I have so many memories of my family going there when I was younger. I hope my kids have the same good memories of Chrismas as we continue old traditions and make new ones.

After Brandon decided to take us out for dessert. We were right by Dee's, so that is where we decided to go. BIG mistake. We had the grossest brownie. None of us took more than 2 bites. We were all pretty disappointed. Brandon loves brownies, so to make up for it I made some the next day. He said they were the best brownies he had ever eaten. I think the memory of the nasty brownies from the night before was still pretty vivid.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Spencer's 1st Fish

My Dad took Spencer, Chandler, and my brother Coleson fishing last Saturday.  Spencer was the only one to catch a fish.  He was so excited.  He wanted to take the fish with him everywhere.  He was spending the day at his cousin Aiden's house and wanted to bring it to show them.  He told me that it would be okay because they had a fridge to keep it in.  Thank you to my Dad for taking him.  It was an experience that I am sure he won't soon forget.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Movie buffs

Spencer got  Meet the Robinson's for his birthday.  Brandon came home from work in the middle of the show. Spencer was happy to have his movie watching buddy.  They have such a good time watching and talking about movies.  We even caught Spencer playing with the tripod pretending to film.  Brandon was so proud.


Brandon had been home for work for a few hours.   I walked in the room and found him like this...

Spencer's Birthday

I cannot believe that Spencer is 5!  Brandon and I spent the entire day just scratching our heads.  Where did the time go?  
On Sunday we had the family over for cake and ice cream.  My house was full with 5 boys under the age of 6.  Every time we have a family get together I realize we are in need of a little pink.   
On Monday we went to dinner at Chili's.  Spencer had been talking about baby back ribs for the longest time.  I am not even sure if he had ever eaten them before, but he does watch t.v. and see the commercials.  He loved them.

They brought out his birthday dessert with four spoons.  He looked at them and asked "Why did they bring four spoons?"  I told him that they brought them out in case he wanted to share.  He thought about that for a minute and said "Well, I don't".  Eventually he decided it was too big and decided to share.  

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Marriage Survey

I was not tagged, but this looked like fun.

1.What is your husband's name? Brandon Eldon Young
2. How long have you been together?6 1/2 years
3. How long did you date? 1 year
4. How old is he? 25
5. Who eats more? It depends on what we are eating.
6. Who said I love you first? Brandon did.
7. Who is taller? Brandon
8. Who sings better? Brandon, I cannot sing to save my life. Unless I am alone in the car. Then I am a rockstar!
9. Who is smarter? We are different kinds of smart.
10. Whose temper is worse? For SURE MINE!!!
11. Who does the laundry? I do.
12. Who does the dishes? I do.
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do.
14. Who pays the bills? America First Auto Bill Pay for 95% of most of them. I do the rest.
15. Who mows the lawn? Brandon does.
16. Who cooks dinner? It's either me or the restaurant.
17. Who drives when you are together? Mostly Brandon. Especially at night.
18. Who is more stubborn? It depends on the issue. I think he is a little bit more stubburn, but I am sure that he would say me.
19. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? He is usually the first one to want to stop fighting. I don't know that either of us really own up to being wrong. We just usually agree to disagree.
20. Whose parents do you see the most? Brandon's
21. Who proposed? Brandon
22. Who is more sensitive? Without a doubt, ME!
23. Who has more friends? Brandon definetly has more friends than me. I have a hard time making new friends, and the friends that I do have are old friends that I feel very close to.
24. Who has more siblings? We are tied. I have 1 sister, 3 brothers and he has 1 brother, 3 sisters
25. Who wears the pants in the family? We're pretty equal.
26. Where did you meet? Harmons Grocery Store in Roy, UT
27. What was the first thing you said to your husband? I think she's upstairs. His mom was my boss, and he came over to ask where she was. I hoped the entire time he walking over that he was coming to talk to me.
28. Where was your first date? We saw a great movie 'Driven' and then went to play at a school playground.
29. Where was your first kiss? The parking lot of Harmons.
30. Where did you get engaged? His Grandma's property. Surrounded by wild turkeys.
31. Where were you married? Brigham City South Stake Center.
32. Where was the honeymoon? St. George and Vegas.
33. If you could have changed anything about it what would it have been? I would have passed on Vegas. Although, We did get a really great picture predicting what our future baby would look like. Thank goodness it was wrong! I'll have to post that later-it is SCARY!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

My Super Son

Spencer has the craziest idea of what is appropriate attire for going out into the world. Today it was Superman pajamas with last years pirate costume underneath.  I swore that my kids would always leave the house in the cutest clothes, with a clean face.  That is not always the case.  I have decided to pick my battles, and what he decides to wear is not a battle I want to fight.  Who am I to stifle his creativity. Luckily, so far, Chandler is okay wearing what I choose for him.  

Friday, November 2, 2007

I'm done with diapers!

Three weeks ago I took a week off of work to potty-train Chandler.  He suffered from severe diaper rash for most of his life, so I decided enough was enough.  I didn't think he was quite ready, but he surprised me. He is really good at holding it.  He shares his daddy's phobia of public bathrooms. Hopefully we will be able to work through that.  I am now not changing diapers for the first time in 5 years!  What a relief.  It is nice not to be spending the money on that anymore.  Although one day I would like to be changing diapers again, it is nice to have a break from that for a while.  Hooray for Chandler!

Happy Halloween

This year was the funnest Halloween with my boys.  Spencer was an old pro at the Trick or Treat part.  Chandler caught on really quick.  We stopped at a couple of houses with no one home.  He was not happy about moving on to the next house without candy.  He ran from house to house with his cute little lion tail bobbing back and forth.  It was super cute!  We went trick or treating in Brigham with my brothers, Coleson and Jayden.  My Dad, my sister Melanie, Brandon and I were there for supervision.  My Mom stayed home to hand out candy.  It was a good Halloween.  

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Carving Pumpkins

We carved pumpkins on Tuesday night. The boys were pretty excited about it.  Neither one of them wanted to get their hands in the gooey stuff. They were acting so funny about it. They did, however, want to be fully involved in the knife part.  I am a little worried about how much they like weapons. Even if I they don't have an actual weapon they are pretty good to be creative and make one up.  We didn't have candles, so we have yet to see them properly lit.  

We also made caramel apples that night.  Brandon and the boys had never had a caramel apple.  They thought they were a great treat. We are planning to make them again really soon.  

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Thanks to Kylee for introducing this to me. I now have a place to put all of the stories about my kids. I always want to tell people, but I am not sure they want to hear it. Now if they do they can come check it out.