"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Potty Training

A friend from the blog world posted some tips about potty training. I decided to share with you all. I'm going to start the potty training with Trevor soon. So any tips are a big help. Thanks Lettie

These are some of the potty training techniques I used with Cole

  • Consistency, Consistency, Consistency no matter how many accidents he had the first couple of days (which were only a few) I still put underwear back on him.
  • I gave myself a good two to three days of not leaving the house. I didn't want to put on a diaper to go somewhere. I also only had him wear his New underwear that I let him pick out at the store. I think that by letting them pick their new underwear out they get excited. I wasn't to thrilled with the spider man underwear but whatever he liked he got. I picked out the rest.
  • No Pull ups these are too much like diapers for me, I like it when they know they had an accident and they can feel it. Cole cried when he went potty in his pants because it stung.
  • I took him to the store and let him pick out his favorite candy. Then when he went to the bathroom he got a candy. He chose starburst. When he went stinky he got two candies. One thing I made sure of was that he didn't get candy at any other time.
  • I brought candies with me in my purse and my mom had some at her house so that he always got one no matter where we were.
  • If he did have an accident I took him in the bathtub and poured cold water on his legs. He didn't like this and it broke my heart doing this but I had to do something that he didn't like. It worked because he didn't have very many accidents and he would always tell me that he didn't like the cold bath. Tehn I put underwear right back on him.
  • I didn't give in. There were times when Cole would say he had to go potty just to get a candy. I still took him every time and if he only went a little he didn't get a candy.
  • Now he only gets a candy every once in a while.
  • In the beginning when the other kids went potty I took Cole in there to show him and I gave the older kids a candy. Once Cole got the hang of it this stopped.
  • As for the nights, I figured he would be fine because he was waking up with dry diapers. But to make sure he doesn't get anything to drink after 7:00pm and I make him go potty before bed. We have had no accidents at night. (knock on wood)
  • Remember to be excited when they go make a big deal out of it because it is a big deal. I had Cole call family members on the phone so that he could tell them.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Picnic Pix

Thank you all for coming to our picnic. We had a fun time. Let's try to go this every Friday. The kids took a good long nap. lol


Today a bunch of us and our kiddos are meeting at the church (Riverside Stake Center) and having a picnic in the back pavilion area. If you would like to come meet us there around 11a.m. and bring your own lunch. Hope to see some of you there.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

California Utah Womens

Saturday was CUW(California Utah Women's) I'm glad it's over but I'm so glad I got a booth. I wasn't going to but ended up doing it. I sold alot of stuff and can't wait until the next one in October. Thanks Karen for letting me use your rack. It really helped.

One more

So I finally made it to California Adventure and OH My Gosh!!! Tower of terror was excellent. My face is priceless. You love how my dad is laughing at me. I had a grip on Jeff and my dad's leg. I totally recommend this ride.


Last Friday my family got together and went to Disneyland. We had so much fun. We missed you Scott and Ashley!

My very cute and SINGLE little brother Jeff

Hollie and trevor dancing on It's a small world.

I love this picture of my dad and Hollie

Group shot by the castle

This is for you Scottie (and Ashley) we missed you guys

Laying in bed.

Lance's fishing poles have place in our room. When I lay in bed this is what I see when I look up. He has them hung from the ceiling above our bed. It was either in our room or in the livingroom.

He's OBSESSED with....

TOOLS! Trevor knows the difference between his plastic tools and real tool. He would rather have the REAL ones. Everytime we go to my in-laws shop he knows right where to go to find the tools. He had so many stuffed in his pants that they fell to his knees.


I found a tie the other day from when Trevor was smaller. it still fits ok. He looks so cute. Hollie too.

Day at the park

Last week we took off to the park. It was a really cold day so we were not there long but the kids really needed to get out to play.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

New stuff

I just added some new things to my vinyl blog. Check em out.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Last night's fortune

All I have to say is "PLEASE come true"

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

California Utah Women's

In two weeks I am going to have a booth at California Utah Women's boutique at the Disneyland hotel. I feel so honored to have been accepted. It's kind of hard to get into. I will be selling my vinyl of course and am so excited. I'm a little stressed out as of right now but can't wait to be a part of it. (and make some moola).
I believe the boutique is FREE.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Jen

Today is my good friend Jennifer's b-day. I had a fun time with her in Utah this past weekend.
I hope you have a good day!