Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Snow Pictures

Thanks to our fabulous winter weather here in Utah, there's about 6 inches of snow outside my front door. I love the snow, and so do my kids, as you can see by these adorable pictures.

They even built a cute little snowman in our front yard, but I didn't get a picture of it before it toppled over from all the extra snow that fell on top of it. Trust me, it was pretty cute.:)

Boys Will Be Boys

So, a few weeks ago, Jason and his brother Taz decided that they need to build sea kayaks for some reason. Apparently, they thought it would be fun to do before Taz leaves on his mission in January. I'm not really sure why they think this is really necessary, but it seems to be keeping both of them pretty excited. Taz is making his out of pvc pipe and duct tape (thank you Mythbusters:), and Jason is making his out of pvc pipe and some roofing membrane. I've been told that they will be testing them out in the Great Salt Lake sometime soon. I just hope they're actually water-tight and nobody gets hypothermia in the process in that freezing cold water.
At any rate, there's now a 14 foot long frame taking up half of my garage. Maybe it's a guy thing...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Blessed Isaiah

My little Isaiah is so much fun to have around the house. He most definately keeps me on my toes. (Jason's mom and I are always talking about the things he does when we turn our backs for a minute.) Take today, for instance. His new fascination lately has been using Savannah's school safety scissors to cut paper up into little tiny pieces and pile it on the floor or the table. (He calls it "building a fire.") Today he was up in his room coloring with Mary, and I didn't even realize he had the scissors, since Savannah had only been home from school for about 10 minutes. Anyway, he came downstairs laughing really hard. I asked him what was so funny, and he replied, "I cut my socks." Needless to say, I wasn't exaclty sure how to respond. He went and got them for me and sure enough, he had cut both of the socks he had on right down the middle. I guess he was laughing because he realized that scissors work on other things besides paper. I think I may have to hide them before he figures out that other things can be cut too, like his sisters' hair.:)

Crazy Times

I can't believe it's already the middle of December! There is definatley WAY too much going on during the holidays around here. Just to give you an idea, let me explain how Thanksgiving weekend went...
Thanksgiving Day started of bright and early for the Greenwoods. I was making the turkey this year for Jason's big family gathering, which ended up weighing over 20 lbs! Needless to say, I woke up at 6:00 AM in order to stuff it and get things cookings. After that, we were off to the races my kids were all running in in Orem. (Yes, even little Mary ran--her race was 100yds.:) They were all really excited to be running in a race like Daddy, and they all did very well. (Mary even won a turkey!) After watching our adorable racers, it was off to home to get the turkey, shower my kids, and finish packing for our weekend up in Idaho. Then it was to Jason's parents for a big group Thanksgiving dinner, followed by my parents and more food. If that wasn't enough, after that we drove up to Idaho to spend a couple of days at the family cabin, coming home Saturday morning so I could get to my Christmas choir concert at Cottonwood High School (which, by the way, was AMAZING).
I think we might need to rethink holidays around here. With family so close by, there's always a ton to do. (Not that I mind the family being here at all.:)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


For those of you who don't know, my dad used to play football for the Montana Grizzlies when he was in college. One of the years he played, the team won the national championship! (Division 1-AA.) Pretty cool, right? Well, it gets better. That team was recently honored at a huge celebration up in Mizzoula, Montana. (I hope I spelled that right.:) There was a huge banquet, and each team member's name was announced at a football game. Besides that, the team was honored by being placed in U of M's hall-of-fame, complete with a huge ring for the members to wear. How about that? My dad's a hall-of-famer!:)

Happy Haloween!

I just love Halloween. It's so great to see my kids looking so adorable!

Peter Pan and his 2 Tinkerbell's never looked lovlier!

I had another reason to cheer this Halloween, too. Jason and his sister ran in a half marathon in Provo, completely in costume! Now that's dedication. They had a good time, too. (They finished in under 2 hours.)

Is that Pebbles and Bam-Bam? Nope, but they sure look cute, don't they?

You'd never know by those smiles that they just ran 13 1/2 miles in the freezing cold.

What a cold morning it was, too! My kids ate breakfast hiding in their grandma's SUV so their little fingers didn't become icicles. It made for some cute pictures, too.:)

What an awesome day! Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 19, 2009

It's a Small World...:)

So yesterday, I met a friend of a friend of mine who moved into our ward. I recognized her last name, but I didn't ask if she was related to who I knew. (I figured the chances were pretty slim.) Then I was walking down the hall of church with my kids, and I saw someone who looked familiar. It turns out that the new friend I met is married to an old friend of mine from middle school, and they moved in just a few houses down the street. To top it all off, after we were laughing and hugging each other, I found out that my husband Jason knows the wife's older brother. (They went to high school together.) What are the chances? Go figure!:)

What a Week!

Wow! This past week has been really crazy, thanks to my performing in 2 different shows. There were lots of rehersals and practices to go to, as well as running up to Salt Lake a number of times. Thankfully, everything turned out WONDERFULLY. The Choral Arts Society of Utah concert up Downtown was completely sold out, and we got to perform with the awesome Crescent Super Band. (It's a jazz band of absolutely amazing high school kids from all over the state.:) All of the music was from the 30's and 40's, and what a blast! And after all that, I got to be part of our stake's very first roadshow. Our ward did an amazing job, and it was very entertaining. (It was a spoof of American Idol, but with foods. I got to be the Chiquita banana.:) I have had an absolutely fabulous time with everything, but at the same time, I am super glad that all of the rehersals are over now. I get to spend more time with my husband and kids. YAY!:)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I Have the Best Kids EVER!

I just wanted to quickly share an absolutely adorable moment with you all. Savannah and I were at the store recently, picking out a card for Jason's & my anniversary on the 11th. (It's already #7!) As we were looking through the selection, she got a concerned expression on her face, and our conversation went something like this:
"Mommy, what's an anniversary?"
"It's like the birthday of when Daddy and I got married."

"So you're getting a card for Daddy?"
"Yes, sweetie."
"But I don't have a card to give you guys."
"Well honey, you don't really need to give us one, but if you want, you could always make one."
"Okay, but I'd need your help and that won't work because I need to surprise you."
At this point, I leaned over and gave Savannah a big hug and told her that we would figure it all out. I thought it was sweet that she wanted to do anything for us in the first place.
Then this morning I awoke to the sounds of little feet and a few giggles. "I'm getting a piece of paper from the computer, okay Mommy?" Still half asleep, I just sounded my consent. Then I heard Isaiah. "Mommy! Daddy! Come downstairs so we can surprise you!" Jason and I just looked at each other, smiled, and trotted downstairs. All 3 of my adorable children were waiting to yell "Surprise!" The came running with hand-made cards AND envelopes, complete with drawn stamps. There were lots of hearts and stick figure drawings of Mommy and Daddy. Needless to say, I just hugged everyone as I began to cry. And if that wasn't enough, Savannah has been giving me more cards all day today. (I think the total is at 3 or 4 now.) I can't believe how adorable they all are, and what makes it even better is that they did it all by themselves. My kids are the greatest!:)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Technology Woes

Have you ever felt like it's just not your day when it comes to modern technology? It's been one of those for me. I used our video camera to record roadshow practice last night, and for some reason, the camera created a duplicate copy. So, naturally I checked to make sure what was on each one. Both of them were working just fine, so I deleted one. But when I went to upload the footage to my computer, the recording that was left would only run for about 5 seconds. All I got to see was our announcer standing in front of the curtain with a microphone. (That's some riveting footage, let me tell you.:) And if that wasn't bad enough, while I was trying to fix some of the images on the blog, my computer decided to keep opening webpage after webpage for no apparent reason, and I COULD NOT GET IT TO STOP. Whenever I closed the window, it would open another one. If I stopped the Internet Explorer program all together, it would just start again. I even tried putting my computer in hibernation mode for a few hours. NOTHING WORKED. I finally had to let it just keep opening webpage windows until it could hold no more, and close them all out individually. (We're talking around 50 windows here.) Needless to say, I'm just glad today is over. Maybe I'll have better luck with our friend technology tomorrow...:)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Fieldtrip, Part 2

So Savannah came home from her fieldtrip just fine, and she had a wonderful time. I was just being a silly mom and worrying for no reason. Oh, well. I'm sure there will be lots of moments like that in her lifetime, not to mention I've still got Isaiah and Mary to worry about. Ah, the joys of motherhood.:)

Savannah's Field Trip

Savannah just left on her very first field trip on a school bus. She is SO excited! The entire morning kindergarten at her school is going to Discovery Gateway. She's been there before and knows what to expect, which only adds to how revved up she is.:) I'm not sure why, but I'm having a little bit of a hard time with it. I was okay when she started going to kindergarten, (I was just really excited for her,) so I don't really understand why this is such a big deal for me. Maybe it has something to do with her having to get on and off the bus and not get lost. I don't know. I'll just be glad when she's home safe and sound this afternoon and I can hear all about what she did.:)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Pajamas

My kids all got matching pjs for a family trip we took up to Idaho, and they kept asking me to take their picture. (Their cousin has Thomas the Train ones, too.) You've got to admit, they're pretty darn cute!

My Loving Husband

Jason was looking at the blog and commented that there weren't any pictures of him on it, so I found this one on our computer. This is for you, honey!:)

Michelle's Little Game

So, I saw Michelle's little game on her blog about the little unimportant things that you love, and I thought it was a great idea! I tag anyone who reads this post, since I'm not sure how many of you even have blogs.:) Anyway, here goes:

1. I absolutely love to watch BYU football with my kids. Jason and I are doing our best to teach them about the game, and all 3 of them get SO excited when a touchdown is scored. It's the greatest to watch them jump up and down with their hands in the air and screaming at the top of their lungs.:)

2. I really enjoy the show Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel. I'm not really sure why I find it so entertaining, but it's really fun when someone asks you a question about an urban legend or something and you can give them a difinitive answer. (Like how you CAN teach an old dog new tricks.:)

3. I love listening to the sound of a storm outside when I'm safe inside. Where we live there's quite a bit of wind around, and I like to listen to the whistling sound it makes. It's also great when my kids ask, "Mommy, what's that noise?"

4. Music always makes me smile. It doesn't matter if it's something I'm singing or playing, if my radio is on, or my kids are playing marching band. It never ceases to bring a grin to my lips.

5. I LOVE to look pretty. I know this might sound funny coming from a girl who spent most of highschool watching sports and wearing jeans and t-shirts, but I've discovered a new fashionable side to myself since college and marriage. Who knew?:)

6. I totally adore my bed! Jason spoiled me by getting a California King pillowtop, and I can't live without it! The only downside is that it's completely ruined me when sleeping at hotels and other places. Nothing else can compare!

Okay, so now it's your turn. If you've been tagged, GO!:)

Some Cute Pictures

Here's some cute pictures of my kids. Most were taken looking at the witches at Gardner Village, which was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed watching my kids run around and point out each witch they found. Savannah especially liked sitting next to the one on the bench. Mary was nervous, and she wanted to show her there was nothing to be afraid of. Isaiah liked all the pumpkins the best! The other one was taken at The Mayan restaurant. I've never seen them so excited to eat food! (I suppose it could have something to do with the waterfalls and cliff divers...:) I get excited to eat there, too.:)

My First Blog!

Hey Everybody!

After being told by at least half a dozen people that I need to start blogging, I decided to finally give it a go. I guess it IS a good way to stay in touch with everyone and let you all know what's going on. I'll try to get this all figured out and post some pictures and things. Wish me luck!