Saturday, December 29, 2007

California Trip

While Micah was on leave, we had a chance to go on a little vacation to California. It was my first time ever flying which was fun but the plane we were on was so small, that I felt a little claustrophobic. Other than that it wasn't to bad.

When we got there Micah's grandpa spoiled us. He got us the Presidential suite which was so much fun. It was so big it even had a full dining table and kitchen.

We decided to go to the posh area so we went to Beverly Hills to Rodeo drive. It was fun watching all of the rich people and seeing all of the cars that cost more than our house. That life is definitely not for me though. I almost got tackled by security in the Louis Vuitton store. I picked up a hand bag and I guess you are not suppose to touch them. They have to do it for you, my bad.

After we had walked through all of the stores, we went to a restaurant where one steak without any sides or drink cost $50 It was fun but definitely not my style. All I wanted was a simple salad with ranch and some bbq sauce for my steak, and the server looked at me like I was crazy. They didn't serve that there. I will stick to the small town food thank you very much.

Micah's grandpa gets season tickets to the Lakers so he took us to a game. It was so much fun sitting in the vip section. Thanks Grandpa for spoiling us!!! We had a blast!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

My new babysitter

After a long day of Tay being a stinker and not letting me put him down or get anything done, I decided to give in and give him his first taste of sugar. Lets just say it was a great babysitter. He sat there for a half hour until he had eaten a whole piece of licorice. It was very sticky and messy to clean up but definitely worth all the mess. He was in heaven!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Where are you Micah??

Well, I guess my countdown for Micah to come home is not right. I really don't know when he will be here. I just need to vent so don't mind my negativeness. Last I heard he was going to be leaving today some time but I am not getting my hopes up. In the last three days the army, which I love soo much, has changed his leaving day five times. first is was Thursday, then Wed, then Friday then Thursday, then Friday ohh how annoying. I feel bad for him because he just has to be ready whenever they tell him too. On Thursday they woke him up and told him to be ready in an hour, well seven hours later of sitting around, they said it wasn't happening. I am soo bugged because the army is always such a mess with no order ahh! Like when he got deployed and didn't even had his military orders until AFTER he left (anyway, that is a whole other story) I hope he is safe and on his way here! I guess I will just have my phone by me and hope I get a phone call. It's hard not being able to pick up the phone and say where are you? Man I will be glad when he is done with this ((rubish) as he would say)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Santa Land

The other day I took Mya to Santa land and she had a blast. It was so fun seeing her reaction to all of the pretty trees and fun decorations they had.

While we were there, we met up with her cousin McKenna. They had a blast. If was fun seeing them holding hands and get so excited at every new display they saw. They loved the princess's and had to have a picture with them

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Oh the joys of Sundays :)

Before Micah was gone my favorite day of the week was Sunday. Relaxing, Micah is home all day, and the day goes by slow and is so peaceful, well, that has all changed. Sunday is officially my least favorite day of the week. Now all of the things I loved have turned into the things I wish would go away. Sundays are full of too much time and quietness now.
We had a great time in church today. I take an extra pair of Mya's underwear in my bag just in case she has an accident and today I should have left them home. Mya put her little hand in the bag and I was just waiting to see what toy she was going to pull out but no, she needed her underwear. I tried to grab it but it was too late. Mya and I were having a tug-a-war with a pair of pink underwear. After all of the " No these are my underwear" that Mya was yelling over and over, she won the fight How embarrassing! the people behind us got a good show though, they were laughing and everyone was looking at us. My face was bright red. But it didn't stop there. After she won the war, she preceded to put them on her face saying "I love my underwear" and every time I would try and grab them she would run away. Keep in mind I was holding Tay while all of this was going on. Lets just say church was extra long today. Did I mention how much I love Sundays?

Friday, November 23, 2007

Ok, ok, I will admit I am a little too much like the Griswalds about Christmas this year, it is just that I am SOOOOO excited to see Micah that I figure that maybe if I get ready for Christmas now, it will come sooner, hopefully. It was so cute I was telling Mya her dad was going to come home soon for Christmas and she said we needed to get him a present. I asked her what we should buy him and she said, I have a good Idea, Daddy would like a super hero. We can't wait to see you Micah!!!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

(I've Been interesting things about me)
1-I have never been on an airplane, speaking of airplanes, I need a vacation

2-I play the saxophone

3-I Drove an Astro mini-van in high school and college

4-If I could do it all over again, I would have gone to hair school instead of college and open a massage/tanning/hair salon designed especially for mothers with babysitting provided. (oh and Crystal you can put your boutique there too)

5-I hate going to bed with a messy house. I have to have the living room and kitchen clean
before I can sit down at night

6-I saw a cricket in our house once and told Micah to get it and by the time he got around to it, it was gone and I cried until he found it and killed it (I was pregnant by the way)

7-After a nine hour labor, I had Tay without any medication and will probably have the rest my kids that way

TAG, YOUR TURN: Crystal Ainge, Beth Redd, Lisa Belnap

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Funny Mya sayings

I decided to create a post of silly things Mya says and does each day. I know that Micah would like to hear about them because by the time I talk to him I usually forget to tell him lots of things so this is for you Micah.
Newest silly Mya saying- She asked Pam for a starburst and Pam said I don't know ask your mom and she put it back and said "I probably shouldn't, I already had a skittles"
* She wanted to play a game so we were getting it ready and she said "be patient mom k, be patient"
*Beth gave her a sugar cookie and she said "Suga.... I love suga...." (she can't say her r's very well.
*We were driving down the road one day and there was a tree thats leaves had turned red and she said "A red tree? I neva seen a red tree before"
*I was taking her to the bathroom and she didn't quite make it and said " I sorry mom, I didn't mean to, you my best friend."
*Every time Micah gets on the web cam she reminds him how when he comes home for christmas he has to bring her home a sucker because he brought her one way back in August, and for some reason a pink truck.
* I was putting her to bed and she said mom, I have teeth and you have teeth and Lance has teeth but Tyce doesn't have teeth, he needs to go to the store and buy some so he can be happy.
I guess Tyce must not smile that much.

Monday, November 12, 2007


Micahs response after being shot with pepper spray for his Military Police Training. Micah said this was the most painful thing he has ever done and would not wish it upon anyone. The women who had to do it said they would have a natural child birth over doing that again. He said he would have a hard time spraying the detainees with because he knows how bad it hurts. Micah's Sgt. couldn't take it, when they sprayed him, he had to be taken away in an ambulance. Wow Micah is one tough cookie!


Micah got to come home for a couple days at the end of Aug. before he went to Iraq. Micah was really excited to be able to be home and just wanted to be in the mountains. We had a good time. It just happened to be the bow hunt at the time too so that was an added bonus.

Micah and Mya on their first bow hunt together

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Wayne High school musical

Tonight I went to the school musical that my brother Tyce was in. It was fun to watch and made me miss my old high school drama days. It was called "Into The Woods" I took Mya and she loved it. I didn't think she would sit through the whole thing but she did. She wouldn't take her eyes off it. During intermission she got mad and started singing "into the woods... into the woods... to grandmothers house...."some of the words to a song and said I want to go back into the woods. Who knows, maybe we will have a little actress in the family.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Micah in Iraq

It wouldn't be Micah if he just smiled for the camera

This is where Micah had to sleep for a while, on a stupid little cot

Pics of the kids

Look at all those boy cousins! Mya is the only rose among the thorns
There was a little kitty that would come around at grandma's house. It was her best friend she would play with it all day long. It hasn't been back lately and she is really sad

Mya's hair is getting so long
Tay is learning how to sit up and is always smiling


We were at Grandma Peterson's house for halloween, Mya had a fun time with her cousins
Me, my brother and his wife. Don't ask me what we are suppose to be we decided to dress up at the last minute just grabbed anything we could find

Here are the pumpkins we carved

What a pretty little princess