Friday, March 21, 2008

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice.......

that is what little girls are made of .......

Kenny and Kacey are having a girl!! She is due July 24th........

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A boy and his dog.......

For Christmas Dusty got me a puppy, a mini wiener dog. His name is Sparky or as the kids started calling him "Sparky with the broken paw". He has never had a broken paw but that is what they call him. I on the other hand call him "Damn it Sparky" as that is all I seem to say when referring to this now not so puppyish dog.
He has eating shoes, steals things and hides them under the couch, cries like a baby if he can't see me and thinks Dusty's side of the bed is his. (we are breaking him to sleep on the floor with his blanket).
Before the surprise of our youngest Chase, Dusty and I where done having kids having become parent of 8 children we felt our family of Yours, Mine and Ours was more than complete.....But Chase had other plans and no matter what the Doctor in the past had said nothing was going to stop him from coming here to be with our family. After Chase was born we made SURE we were done this time.....I was after all 40....

Now however I have this dog that is by far worse than any spoiled brat child I have ever seen. He has been on my last nerve for a few weeks now with the 2 year old type messes he can and do make.
Then I see him with Chase......

When Chase wakes up the dog greets him with a million kisses and his tail is going so fast that his butt can't keep up.
The minute I walk in the door from school with Chase the dog goes nuts.
He allows Chase to do just about anything to him without so much as a nip. He just licks the boys face off.
Chase drags the poor dog everywhere, lays on him puts him on the laundry basket and pushes him threw the house. Sparky ever rides in Chases dump truck with a look in his eyes like "Dear God not again". He even allows Chase to put doll hats on him and looks at Chase as to say "This is what I am here for" but the other night I had no idea how close they really are and how much this dog cares for HIS boy.....

Chase was playing outside with the older kids and Sparky while I was washing dinner dishes. Dusty was out of town and when he is gone Sparky is edgy about strangers coming to the house. He is fine when Dusty is home.
A man from our Church stops in to check in on us. He got out of his car and Sparky runs right over and sits on Chases feet and watches the man go to the door. He barks a few times but nothing more than that. The friend goes to leave our front door and bends down to pick Chase up and the Sparky attack dog goes NUTS and gets ahold of his pants and drags him until he puts Chase down the chases after him until he gets in his car. Then Sparky ran back to Chase licked his face and did not leave his side until the man left...
I felt so bad that I called his wife and told her how sorry I was. But in the back of my mind I was thinking, No one will ever get to far with Chase as long as Sparky is around.....Sparky will now be on a leash even in the yard from now on at least until the big gate for our yard go in next week.
Sparky also lets the kids know if Chase is doing things outside he should not be doing.......

I guess we will keep Poor Sparky with the broken paw....



Okay I do love the fact he loves me so much too....

Monday, March 03, 2008

It is great to be 8....

Darren and Cody before the Baptism...
A few of our kids before Church...And Cody in his Sunday best, He looks so grown up...
It is great to be 8 ! Cody could not wait to be 8 years old. He would finally get to go to Scouts and he would get Baptized as a member of our Church and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost...

We asked Cody who he would like to Baptize him and perform the Conformation? He spoke right up and to our surprise it was not a family member but the 2nd Counselor. Darren.

This man is an amazing man. He is a wonderful person and a friend to all, he never looks down his nose at anyone and he has the funnest sense of humor so Dusty and I could see why Cody would want him to preform these rights for him.
Not only that but Darren lets Cody come to all of the young men activities with our older boys even if Cody is not old enough to go...I think Darren just likes Cody to be on his team when they have gaming parties...

Anyway, My mom did the opening prayer and I did a talk on Baptism. Which to mine and everyone surprise went quite well. I did not cry or talk to fast. I just felt very at peace with myself. I felt as if my dad who pasted away was standing by my side giving me strength. It was always the plan to have Cody Baptized by my father but my dad past ways last February.


All in All the weekend went as planned and Cody has now joined the rest of his family in becoming full members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints...

Yes, it is great to be 8!!!!