Friday, December 28, 2007

Most memorable moments - Christmas at the White House 2007

Wow, this Christmas was a great one! We started it off right at my Aunt Diane's and Uncle Kent's. What was really nice this year, is that we got home before 1:00 in the morning! That's a new one! We were able to get home, the boys got Santa his treats, we then tracked Santa on the Internet (when we checked he was in the Gallapagos Islands and had already delivered presents to the Eastern side of the US - the boys were freaking), read Luke chapter 2, laugh our butts off at Spencer, and finally put the boys down.
We had opened our traditional Christmas Eve pj's - you can tell the boys knew what to expect on Christmas Eve because Logan stripped down to his boxers and said "are there any presents for us to open?", hence the photo of him opening his pj's and it looks like he's naked...

The best is we found Logan feet pajamas - now we haven't had these in our house for at least 5 years. They were so cute and he was so excited. He was the designated person who ran boxes out to the garage because "my feet don't even get cold outside!". He was in 7th heaven.

After we finished reading the scriptures, we always discuss what we've read. Spencer is ALWAYS the first to point out what he understood. We then ask Logan, who says, "I didn't understand" and then we ask Bryant who says "Spencer already said mine". It's become somewhat of a joke at our house. Anyway, Christmas Eve was no different. Spencer started by saying "An angel named Lo come down and told the shepherds not to be afraid". Boyd and I looked at each other puzzled, I turned back in the chapter to see where he got that and saw the verse that started "And Lo, the angel". We laughed so hard (of course Spencer wasn't meaning to be funny so he didn't appreciate us laughing).

I've been telling the boys about Christmas at my house growing up and how excited my brothers and sisters and I always were. We always got up at least 2 times during the night to peek at the presents - my mom and dad never put their presents for us under the tree before Christmas, so Christmas morning was a huge surprise! Well, Boyd and I finally finished and went to bed around 2:00. Not even 30 seconds later we heard someone in the front room. This is the first year our boys have ever done this - we usually get home too late and they are OUT and don't wake up until 7 in the morning. Needless to say, it's always been a dissapointment to me because I want them as excited as I was when I was young. Anyway, Boyd and I sat there and listened and heard it was Bryant. We heard him try to wake up Spencer (he couldn't) and then he woke up Logan. We sat and listened to both of them - it was so fun. Boyd and I finally decided to take a peek at the boys. It was the sweetest sight I've ever seen. I hope it's one that I don't ever forget. Logan and Bry had drug out a blanket and a pillow and were both sitting next to to each other not saying a word and looking at the tree. We were able to catch a photo:
Bry and Logan begged us to start the unwrapping of the gifts, but Boyd, always the thinker, said no. They then asked if they could sleep on the floor in the front room. We said sure so they dragged more blankets and pillows in. Spencer finally woke up around 3 and was trying to tell his brothers about all of the presents - but of couse, they already knew.
Santa had left a note with the leftover treats he wasn't able to eat (he always leaves the boys a note)and Logan freaked because Santa changed our countdown to Christmas to 0 days. He thought that was way cool.
And of course, since the boys were tiny, Rudolph came in their rooms and gave them kisses. It's great because they clean their rooms really good because as you all know, Rudolph won't go in a messy room.

I think my favorite part of Christmas day is when Boyd opened his BYU stuff. He was raised as a BYU fan, I married a BYU fan, but over the last few years, he now owns so much U stuff it's crazy. It drives me crazy because he switched! I didn't sign up for a traitor! I always give him a hard time and he always says he still likes BYU, he just likes the U better. He finally said he doesn't have anything BYU because I haven't bought anything for him (great excuse), so I took care of that. Boyd collects jerseys (hockey, basketball, football - you name it), so I bought him a BYU football jersey and a Cougars hat. Here's his reaction when he opened them:

Okay, I have two other favorite parts. Nat gave me a GI Joe doll just like the one we played with when we were kids (we named him John and he was missing his forearm). We were too poor and didn't have Ken dolls so he had to do. Of course, Natalie only played with John. Her tag on the gift said " To Angie From Natalie Thanks for the memories". She also gave me a pack of candy cigarettes. If any of you know me, I have always been obsessed with smoking. Mom always told us it was bad to buy the candy ones because pretending was almost as bad as doing. So we always had Becky B. buy the cigarettes for us. I'm having a hard time not opening the pack Nat gave me. After I saw her gifts, I started to cry because there are very few people in this world that know me as good as Natalie and I'm thankful for our relationship. I don't have a memory of being a kid that doesn't involve Natalie in some way - and all of my memories are good!

Then, Laurel gave Boyd and I the most precious, tender gift with a card that, per Boyd, will always be saved. Which, I agree with, it was just funny on how he insisted that we save the card forever. We both sat there and cried after we read her card and saw her gift. She gave us a statuette of a couple embracing. The boys weren't quite sure what to do so they all stood their holding their next gift quietly. Logan finally said: "Can I open my next present now?" We shook it off, but Boyd said that hands down, Laurel made his Christmas. Laurel has always been the sweetest and most kind hearted person I have ever known, and she lived up to her reputation on Christmas. I love her so much and am so thankful for her love and support. I have the BEST family!

Then, my two last favorite quotes of Christmas:

I gave Boyd some Titleist golf balls for Christmas. They were the most expensive so I guessed they were good. When I asked Boyd if they were after he opened them he said: "Oh yeah, Titleist are good. My two balls are Nike and Titleist". We ALL laughed at that one!

Spencer LOVES black people. He wishes we could adopt a black little brother for him. He always comments on how cool black guys are. I asked him the day after Christmas if he wished he was black and he said he did. The funny thing is, Boyd and I always see little black boys that remind us of Spencer and when we did Spencer's look-a-like on, half of his look-a-like's were black, one of them being Oprah! Anway, after he said he wished he was black he said: "I can even talk like I'm black". Then he proceeded to say "Yo baby, what's up?". We laughed our heads off. Again, Spencer didn't think he was being funny, just serious, and he didn't appreciate us all laughing at him.

Okay, so finally, that's it. Our Christmas. It was great!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Live In Concert - One Night Only!

Get ready - you've heard him whail on his brothers and quote Nacho like no other. Now it's your turn to see, live (okay, not really) what you've all been waiting for - my son, the band geek, semi-live in concert! Yes, after a fun filled 10 hours of work, it's a joy to sit through a jr. high band concert. Actually, it was really nice and Bryant was really excited. I was so proud of him - he looked so handsome! He seemed genuinely excited to have our family come and see him in front of his friends at school. It was sweet - we were on our way over to the school and he told me he was nervous because he rocks his upper body to the beat (think of a handicapped person rocking while they're sitting still - it's true - he showed me!). I asked him what rock stars did when they performed and noted how they move to the beat and it would be okay. Then I realized I was aiding and abetting in him possibly being embarrassed so I told him I'm sure he would keep it under control and no one would notice. Bryant told me he wanted to be in the jazz band (7th graders aren't allowed), but after seeing them perform I think not. The beginning band did much better - I couldn't even tell what they were playing! Now a rocking handi boy in the jazz band - that's not a good idea! And, in true Hansen fashion, I couldn't resist this photo op:. It's unfortunate, he had a big wedgie and you can't really tell from the photo. Ah, well, you know I tried!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas present

Our Christmas, so far, has been so fun. The family went up town to see the Bell Choir at the Conference Center (it was Logan and Spencer's first time, so they thought it was pretty cool to be in the same place the prophet speaks to us from). I have to say, I love the bell choir when we go to the Mormon Tabernacle Christmas Concert, but I didn't realize I probably like them so much because they play maybe 2 songs in between the concert singing. Well, an evening of all bells for over an hour is a snoozer to say the least. I'm glad they are sharing their talents with us, but dang gina, it was pretty boring.
Every night we are home together as a family - which isn't that many - we choose a DVD from our vast collection of Christmas movies to watch together. We just watched one of my favorites today - "Buzz your girlfriend - woof!" That's right, Home Alone - a Christmas classic. I never get tired of that movie.
Also, when we are all together we have a Candycane Hunt. Boyd or I hide a candycane on the tree and whoever finds it, gets to eat it. The boys love it - it's a family tradition. Logan has kicked bootie this year - Bryant has only found it once and Spencer's found it twice. The last time Logan found it Spencer stomped off because he's getting sick of Logan finding it. All hail, Logan, the Candycane King! We decided to switch it up a bit today and Logan hid the candy cane. I found it - Boo Yah!I guess I know where Logan gets his coolness...

I went into the front room the other night and found Logan looking at the tree. I ran and got the camera and snapped a quick photo...
I love Christmas with the boys. Spencer and Logan are so excited this year - more excited than I have ever seen them. I told them today about how Ryan would always wake me up around 2 or 3 in the morning. We would then round up the rest of the kids and go peek at all of the presents under the tree. Having 7 kids, there were always a ton! We were so excited and always stood there shivering. One of us was the designated "wader" and we pointed out presents for them to go see who they were for. We always freaked out over the big ones. Dad would always hear us and yell for us to go get back in bed. After laying there for another hour, wide awake and excited as all get out, Ryan would sneak back into my room and we would round the kids up again. After looking through all the presents, I remember all of us sitting on the couch just looking at the tree and the presents. I remember holding one of the little ones on my lap and we'd all be whispering and wondering what was inside all of the gifts. Christmas was the best in our house. I still get excited as an adult, just because of the feelings I had when I was little. It's those memories that make me so thankful for my big family. Althought we were poor, we sure knew how to have fun!


Well, after I finished my last post, I went upstairs to find this...

Logan had made my bed, vaccuumed my room, written me a note and put out the books he would like to read me. I have a pile of notes that he has written me just in the last few months. He always draws me pictures, makes me home made books and when I'm on the phone he writes me notes instead of asking me things. He's so tenderoni!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Happiness is...


Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, You gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance but you still catch my eye
Tell me baby do you recognize me?
Well it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me

(Merry Christmas - make sure you whisper this part) I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying "I Love You" I meant it
Now I know what a fool I've been
But if you kissed me now I know you'd fool me again

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, You gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special, special, whoa!


Random thoughts by Angie...


It's been too long...

Dang Gina, we've been busy!
A few of the things we've spent our time on:
1. Church. Ahhh, I'm the Personal Enrichment leader and my counselor in the Relief Society doesn't let me plan. At least, I have meetings and then she tells me what to do.
2. Young Men's. Bryant is in Young Mens and they are preparing for the Klondike. He insists his leader wants him to sleep outside before they go on the trip. I'm sure he's telling the truth, but, I can't conciously send my baby in the backyard (BY HIMSELF - WE ARE NOT CRAZY ENOUGH TO JOIN HIM)and live with myself.
3. More scouts. All three are in scouts and I'm not a fan. Just one more thing I don't have enough time for.
4. Cleaning. Does it ever end? Logan cut his foot somehow and didn't realize he was bleeding until he tracked blood all over the carpet and sat there for a while while a blood stain grew beneath his feet. Okay, it sounds really bad, but it wasn't. While it's all true, it's not like there was a puddle of blood beneath his feet. By the way, will there ever be a time when I don't have a set of blinds that have to be cleaned? Every time I turn around, they are looking crappy again.
5. Homework. Ahhhh, I read a chapter in Bryant's Utah History book just because I like history. While he was finishing his worksheet I stole the book and read. I just got done helping him research the Titans.
6. Reese got home from his mission. Poor guy. He has 6 mothers and a dad telling him what to do.
7. Work. If I start going on about this I might have a nervous breakdown. Managing over 1,000 sku's, and products in 33 publications, not to mention developing new products, can make your head spin.
8. Obligatory functions. Enough said.
9. OH yeah, Thanksgiving fell in there. We had Thanksgiving with Mom and Dad (Reese came home the day before) and had the first Thanksgiving as a entire family in (more than?)2 years. It was great.
10. I then did Thanksgiving for my own little family the Saturday after. Everything turned out great - even my pumpkin pies!
11. Christmas shopping. We did one big outing. Now the fun part comes - a million different outings to get 5 things. You know, those things you don't think will be a big deal, but as the "day" gets closer you realize you have no time.
12. Christmas card designs. I was putting together a design for our Christmas cards. I have to do more with it tomorrow. Hopefully I can get cards sent out by next Tuesday.
13. I finished the book "For Retards Only", um I mean, Eclipse.
14. I'm now reading "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz
15. Decorating - Christmas Tree. Check. Christmas Lights on the house. Check.
16. Neighbor gifts. Check. But I still need to make tags.
17. Gift for dads. Not checked. Gift for gals at work. Not checked. I more present for Bry. Not checked. Presents for Boyd. Not checked. Present for Grandma. Not checked.

Anyway, I'd better quit wasting my time. We need to have scripture study and prayers before bed and it's 9:48! Yikes!

Monday, November 19, 2007

100 things about me

I got this from Natalie and Laurel's blog. I laughed my head off while reading theirs...

1. I really should be cleaning my house instead of wasting my time on the computer.
2. Even better, I should be having family home evening with the kids instead of wasting my time on the computer.
3. I love to watch my kids when they don't know it. It gives you a better appreciation for them.
4. Boys are messy, stinky and and funny.
5. I love rainy days.
6. I love food way too much. In fact, I don't know if I've ever had a food that was too "rich". I hate it when I'm eating/wolfing down food with skinny people and they say "Oh, that's too rich. I can only handle a bite". I usually pretend I feel the same way, even though as I'm "agreeing", I look down at my plate and realize I've nearly polished off my "rich" dessert. When that happens, I usually say "Oh! Now I'm so sick". I'm really not, just trying not to look so fat.
7. Like Laurel, I think the funniest thing in the world is when people fall. It makes it even funnier when the person tries to act as if nothing happens and looks around to see if anyone saw. That cracks me up.
8. My funniest moment seeing anyone fall is in high school. Toni and I were walking from out lockers to Seminary. Toni had her scriptures and we both had our Spirit Club uniforms on. Toni fell down the stairs (it was icy), and her scriptures went about 7 feet in the air as she landed on her butt with her skirt around her waist. I laughed so hard she was mad at me for the rest of the day.
9. I love to laugh.
10. Another funniest/laughing moment was in 11th grade. This big girl that wore a unitard to school with a football jersey over the top and no shoes sat about 5 seats in front of me in history class. Well, we were silently reading when she was leaning over her book and she totally farted. The thing that put me over the top was that she looked around very sheepishly trying to see if anyone noticed. I laughed so hard the teacher asked me if there was a probelm. Well, everytime I pictured her face looking around I would start to laugh. 5 minutes later the teacher told me he was going to move my seat if I didn't stop. Well, I couldn't stop and got moved. I still couldn't stop laughing so he told me he was going to dock my grade if I didn't stop it. Needless to say, my grade got docked. I still makes me laugh to this day.
11. One of my most embarassing moments is when a missionary in our ward returned home who was totally hotttt(Shout out to Ed Hegemann). Well, being a senior in high school, I felt I was a prime candidate to be hottie's future girlfriend/wife. Church had ended and I saw him leaving with his family. I thought I would get his attention by being playful with Reese by racing him to the car. I knew he would see my future mothering qualities by this display of frivolity. I ended up biffing it in the church parking lot and put a huge hole in my white nylons and had blood and dirt all over my legs. It was a bad biff.
12. One time I farted in front of an IT guy at work who was trying to fix my computer. I totally acted like nothing happened.
13. I love huge snow storms.
14. My biggest gross out thing is men with long fingernails.
15. If they are dirty it makes me want to barf.
16. If I wasn't LDS I would totally be a smoker.
17. I'm obsessed with pretending to smoke. I still blow out matches really quick and put them in my mouth to pretend I'm smoking.
18. I love water as in swimming pools, streams, etc.
19. I am a huge chicken. I hate scary things.
20. Bryant is a huge chicken like myself.
21. If it were my last meal in prison, I would ask for movie popcorn with extra butter, warm crab with drawn butter, and a virgin lime margarita. Heck, it's my last meal and I'd probably need something to take the edge off, so make that a regular margarita. Oh wait, I'm dying so I probably aught not to commit another sin. Oh wait, I'm in prison so I'm probably going to hell anyway. Make it a martini, extra dry with two olives.
22. If I drank, my first drink would be an extra dry martini with two olives.I know, everyone says that is the worst thing to drink but it's always sounded so good and looks so sophisticated.
23. My favorite cd right now the new Maroon 5.
24. Logan is giving me a play by play of I Robot right now.
25. Sonny died, which according to Logan is a good thing.
26. I love girly things and always have. Most girls say their 16th birthday is the most important birthday, but mine was my 12th birthday as that signified the date in which I could wear makeup.
27. I'm sad to say my makeup choice at that time was purple and pink eyeshadow, blue eyeliner, and on special occasions, blue mascara.
28. I love being a mother to boys.
29. I loved making sandwiches out of everything in the fridge and make Josh Bates eat it. He wanted to be a part of everyone so he always did it with a smile which made it even funnier.
30. I always wanted to do naughty things but never dared to do them myself so I had the littler kids do it and I would sit and laugh. Like the time we tore shingles off of the garage behind the Hill's house.
31. Like the one time we decided to throw rocks at the Evan's house because we thought they were gone to Disneyland. I saw their front door open so I grabbed Natalie, who was closest to me and we hid behind the dump truck wheel. Ryan totally got busted mid throw with a huge rock in his arms by Dean.
32. I loved it when Sam made his doll (I can't remember what he called him, Mr. Crazy or something) do funny things. He made a parachute for him out of a grocery bag and would throw him off things. For some reason I thought it was really funny. The best is when he dipped his doll's hair in a big tub of grease that was in the Sweet's back yard (I know, what the he..) and then "painted" the Morphins newly cleaned truck with grease.
33. My favorite thing growing up was making huts in the Sweet's backyard. It sucked when Shauna came home and always kicked them down.
34. Sleepouts were the best when I was little. Brandon got caught wearing my bikini and running around our tent in it when Dad came out and made me and Natalie go in the house.
35. Another sleepout memory is when we decided to have a pillow fight and Sam nailed Audrey in the face but didn't realize there was a book in the pillowcase and gave her a killer bloody nose. She just sat there and let blood gush down her face and we all stared at her until Charlotte came out and took care of her.
36. Favorite tv shows growing up: Dukes of Hazzard, Facts of Life, Diff'rnt Strokes, Scooby Doo, Fantasy Island, Solid Gold and The Love Boat.
37. Another sleepout memory: Brandon and Randy doing naked dances. I always wanted to look but would take peeks with my eyes almost shut so I really couldn't see any "details". Becky was always starting wide eyed with a big grin on her face!
38. Toilet papering. The best is when we ran fishing line from Dymocks house to the fence of our house (before we lived there) across the street. We were wishing for a bicylist to come by (why would anyone be riding their bike in the middle of the night?) when, not kidding, one really did. I don't even remember what happened to him and all I can remember is laughing my head off and the anticipation of seeing him totally biff it.
39. I told Lance Dymock that we had midgits buried in our front yard and be believed me.
40. I told a guy I met on state street that I was half mexican and that my mexican dad owned a hubcap store. He believed me.
41. I told a kid from Viet Nam in jr. high that I was a blackbelt in karate. He believed me.
42. I told Josh Philpot that my mom and dad had to live in the hut we built at our old house because our house was too small, which is why we moved down the street. He believed me.
43. Logan just came to tell me that Sonny realliy is alive and that he's not really bad.
44. I had a awesome childhood.
45. I love all of our awesome neighbors who are now really family. Shout out to the Bezzants and the Sweets!
46. The uglier people/kids are the more I can't look at them. I know that's terrible, but one time I was interviewing this guy that I couldn't even look at he was so ugh.
47. I really need to work on not judging people's appearances. And then not talking about them and trying to make people laugh about them.
48. I try not to lie. I even don't say a baby is cute if it isn't. I always say it's sweet, because all babies are sweet, right?
49. I always wished I could be in a music video when I was in jr. high and would pretend to lip synch in the mirror and act like I was in the video. Okay, who am I kidding, I still do that!
50. I am terribly self-concious and critical of myself.
51. I always wished people thought I was pretty and that a famous director would see me at the Valley Fair mall and ask me to be in a movie or music video.
52. When my mom would paint my fingernails when I was little I would pretend to be a Price is Right model and would "showcase" products around the house.
53. Even though Nat and I fought a lot, I absolutely loved her and really looked up to her.
54. Ryan and I decided to get back at Nat because she would always get me in trouble. Mom would say "You are terrible and you must have said awful things to her to make her cry because Natalie doesn't cry!". Natalie would be behind my mom laughing at me as mom was yelling at me so Ryan and I would secretly spit on her pillow to get her back.
55. When we would get really mad at mom growing up (we weren't allowed to talk back), I came up with the idea to throw things at her picture in our basement. That is how we got back at her! Ha!
56. One time my cousin was babysitting us and she told us if we would get get away from her and go downstairs (so she could watch tv) we could do whatever we want. I remember saying "Whatever we want? Okay....." We dumped all of the clean laundry into a water bucket and threw it all over the basement.
57. I hate kids who scream.
58. I hate it when kids don't acknowledge that you are talking to them, and to me, they seem retarded. But I really know they are just bratty which makes me dislike them even more.
59. I love to read and think the author of the Twilight series is a terrible writer. Okay, not terrible, but really, for the millionth time, I know that Edward is so handsome it aches and I know his amber eyes can pierce right through Bella. Seriously.
60. I have a soft spot for Harry Connick Jr. What a hunk.
61. I really did experience love before I met Boyd.
62. I have always liked boys and never went through a "boys are gross" stage.
63. I love great smiles with great, straight, white teeth.
64. I try to be grateful for everything I have and to see the positive.
65. Expect when I'm dealing with screaming or "pretending to be deaf" kids.
66. I hate it when people say "sorry to interrupt" and then proceed to interrupt. No they are not sorry or else they would stop and wait their turn!
67. I love the people I work with.
68. I love that my family is getting older and we're feeling the need to become our own little unit with our own traditions. Not that I don't love my extended family, but in all honesty, as everyone gets their own families they are not as fun anymore. I am going to proudly and boldly state that I did not get boring when I had my own family!
69. The good old days are when my sisters absolutely smothered Bryant when he was little and would fight over who got to feed or change him.
70. I am so thankful I grew up in a big family.
71. My mom and dad were and still are the best examples I could ever ask for.
72. Guilty pleasures: People magazine, George Michael, Hannah Montana.
73. I am a very independent person and always have been.
74. The downside to that it no one ever thinks you need anything.
75. Becky Bezzant and I once shot their neighbors tent with Brandon's bee bee gun about 100 times.
76. I've learned that there are things you never thought you would be able to deal with/get through, but if you are faced with them you can and just have to.
77. Never say never.
78. Sarah Peton is the closest thing I'll probably ever have to my own daughter.
79. I love all of my nephews and neices, especially because they are a part of my brothers and sisters whom I love so much.
80. I'm a people watcher.
81. I hope my nephews and neices think I'm cool and funny.
82. My favorite smell in the whole world is Downey. I wish they made a Downey perfume.
83. I'll bet if I washed my clothes more often, I might smell like Downey and wouldn't need a perfume.
84. I hate it when I realize my boys have long fingernails in church, or look at them in church and realize they haven't brushed their teeth. Or smell their disgusting breath and about barf and realize I don't have any gum in my church bag.
85. I couldn't believe I had to have this conversation with my boys: "You never put dirty underwear and/or socks on after getting out of the shower!"
86. I LOVE the fall and Thanksgiving. Especially this year as my entire family will be together!
87. The harder you have to work for something, the more worthwhile/rewarding it is.
88. I love taking naps with my boys.
89. I wish I could go back in time when my boys were younger.
90. I have loved every stage my boys have ever been in.
91. I used to love to cruise state street. I did a few dangerous things there.
92. I was sooo excited for my first stake dance and had visions of some cute boy asking me to dance (or a few cute boys asking me to dance) and dreamed that they would think I was cute. Here's what really went down: I didn't get asked to dance until the very end. Then, the BIGGEST nerd (who was in the Cyprus High School band - I was 14) asked me to dance. Unfortunately it was a slow dance so I made sure to dance at full arm's length distance. As I was walking to the dance floor with him, I mouthed to my friends to help me. Becky Baumgartner came over to us in the middle of the song and said her mom was waiting outside to pick us up and we had to go. It was the best save ever, but then we had to wait outside for a long time before her mom showed up.
93. I was the biggest nerd magnet EVER. Every grade in high school had a few nerd stalkings. I just wasn't as nice as Natalie and I usually thought of an excuse to say no.
94. I only went to 2 stomps in high school because I knew I wouldn't get asked to dance for most of the dance and the only dance offers I would get would come from nerds. I would leave the gym whenver a slow song came on so I wouldn't have to go through another painful nerd dance session.
95. I have always known to my core that the gospel was true and that my Heavenly Father exists and loves me.
96. I know Heavenly Father loves nerds too and so should I.
97. I am going to finish colledge. Ha! I thought it would be funny to misspell college as I haven't graduated!
98. I love to tease.
99. I wish I never would have given up dancing.
100. I wish I had more time.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Boyd and I always say Spencer looks like a black boy in a white boys body. Well, after doing the celebrity look alike, yes, we are correct. Most of his celebrity matches are black. We just didn't know he looked like Oprah!

I know, it's been forever!

I know, I haven't posted forever! Not only have I been crazy busy, but our computer broke. Boyd's nice brother-in-law fixed it for us and we are now up and running! Yehaw!
I got the idea to do a look-alike meter from Laurel's blog. We always have people telling us that the boys look like either Boyd or I, but never both. They are always firm on "Spencer looks just like you!" or "Spencer looks just like Boyd!". I've never looked at my boys and thought they ever looked like me, especially Bryant. Apparently, he does. Crazy!

Whose boy is he?

Whose boy is he?

Who's boy is he?

BBB Triple Threat- Bogie Bears Baptized

Well, Logan, our baby, was baptized. It was such a great day! His Grandpa White baptized him and my dad confirmed him and gave him a beautiful blessing. It was such a wonderful day and I felt the spirit so strong! Logan is the best surprise our family ever received, and on a day like this, it reaffirms Heavenly Father's hand in things.

He hardly seems old enough to be baptized! It's funny how your oldest seems pretty old, yet as we get around to our youngest doing the same things the older boys did, he just seems so much younger. Probably because we baby him! :)
We so appreciate the love and support everyone showed us by sharing this amazing day with us. It was good to have family, and all of our friends who are family as well, surrounding us. We love you all!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Conference Candy and French Toast

We had Conference yesterday and today and I cannot tell you how much I LOVED staying in! Especially yesterday because it was so cold and rainy!

We made french toast today for breakfast (cooked breakfast doesn't happen too often in the White house, at least THIS White house). I also got "Conference Candy" for the boys to eat during conference. I try to make conference a fun event for the boys.

I told the boys they couldn't have any candy until I could see that they were watching/listening to conference. In years past, I've put together conference activity packs (I was Primary President at the time and did it for the whole primary) and the boys LOVED it! Well, I'm no longer Primary President so a blank notebook will have to do. Logan decided (on his own) to take notes. The following is a recap of his October 2007 Conference notes:

Presadent Hancly
Story of Jothof Smith (maybe Logan doesn't have a lisp?)
Father and Son
Find a way
Articl of Fath
Goldn Platse
Toching the Herts
**Please note, this was just a small portion of his notes. He had 4-1/2 pages!
Spencer followed his little brother's lead and took notes as well.

Bryant decided to play with Legos. Nice. (I made him stop.)

Pup-a-Roni watched too. He looks WAY interested. I'm so glad he's trying to do better.

Can somebody say "voice lessons"?

Thursday, October 4, 2007


So, Bryant was getting ready for scouts last night and I noticed his shirt was extremly wrinkly. I asked him if he got it out of the dirty clothes and he said no. Okay, whatever, at least he was going to scouts and had his "uniform" on. I know, I know, I've just said blasphemous things to all you scout nerds.
Anyway, there was something stuck to the back of his shirt. As I got closer I realized it was a crusty EARTH WORM! Oh my gosh, it was so sick. I showed Bryant and he freaked out a bit. I then noticed he had 2 more on the front of his shirt. He started yelling at me to get them off when I told him "NO WAY it's your wormy shirt I'm not touching them!" One was HUGE! It was pretty funny watching him try not to touch them but try to get them off of his shirt. After quizzing him (rather loudly) I found out that he had left his shirt outside to "dry off", but ended up leaving it out there for days where it blew onto the ground, it then rained on it and thus became a shelter for earth worms.
Let that be a lesson, always put your shirt in the dirty clothes after you leave it outside on the ground and get crusty worms stuck to it. Just in case you didn't realize.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

What fun is being a parent if you can't laugh at, I mean laugh with your boys?

Life with Boges

So yesterday we were at Bryant's baseball game and it was freezing cold. It was about 9:00 at night and I was holding Logan underneath my coat for us both to get a little warmer. If you don't already know, Logan LOVES hair - he always has and probably always will. We've joked that he will probably take a wig with him on his mission.
ANYWAY, he was playing with my hair and snuggled up when he looks up at me and says:
"You are the most beautiful mom in the world" (This is not uncommon, because he probably tells me this at least 3 times a week.)
He then puts his head back down. After a minute he looks up again and says:
"And the most beautiful lady"
Silence. He looks up again and says:
"And woman"
"You are the best smelling mother in the world"

"Like a blossom"


"Like a princess"


"You smell like a rose"

Don't tell me that boys are the best!

Then in family prayers he says:

"Please bless dad that he will be safe at work and won't get shivers".

At the end of his prayer, Spencer sternly corrects him and says: "SLIVERS!"

Logan says "Oh". The funny thing is, Boyd doesn't work with wood! I guess it's the thought that counts, right?

When I got home from work, I received a note, which is not uncommon either. He always leaves notes on our bed. I think I have about 4 on my bedside table at the moment. Today's was particularly sweet because he had picked a flower on the way home from school and attached it to the note. In case you can't tell, it says "Happy Birthday sorry I'm late"

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Yes Logan, You may take ONE photo...