Sunday, December 23, 2007
Well, it has finally happened. I was released today from the Relief Society Presidency. The whole presidency was released actually. I was the 2nd counselor for 2 1/2 yrs. and was starting to feel a little burnt out. I however have a new calling all ready and was set apart after church. I am now the Secretary in the presidency. I am actually really excited about the change. Only 2 of us stayed on. We have a new President who I am really looking forward to learning from and working with. So that is the new change in my life besides the normal patrol that is right around the corner. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Ryan was probably the most excited to see (and say) Santa this year, but I don't think he liked being within touching distance. Kate, well, as usual was content with whatever. And Parker... well, let's just say the devil horns in his hairdo should pretty much sum up the day. I'm not sure how he got onto Santa's lap this day, though!
P.S. Yes, Parker is in PJ's... it was the theme of the party... I just didn't dress up the other two!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
grown 1/2 an inch (now 20 1/4''), head has grown 1'' since last
met Scott first he wasn't too happy about it ; )
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
We went to the Zoo Lights last night and had a great time. We went with the Woolley's... a new family that just moved into the ward. They have a little boy that is right in between Parker and Ryan's age and a little girl that is about 7 months old. The boys loved the zoo lights (although the picture with the three of them may say otherwise!) Ryan was completely amazed by the talking giraffe. It was a great night to go as it had been raining all day and a little cold, so the place was EMPTY. We had a great time!
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
No... it's not a strawberry... it is a tomato! It is FINALLY cool enough (not cold) to wear long sleeves! Yeah. The hat may be a little much for our weather, but it is raining, so WHY NOT? Besides, it looks too cute. OK, I give in.... girls are more fun to dress up than boys. (But, you will still have fun, Becca!)
Oh, and congrats on not changing a diaper yet! One more week and the Steven/Rebecca tally will be tilted in your name never to return to his court again.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Thanksgiving for me was definitely different, but it was great! I went to the Outer Banks with Missy's family and some of their close family friends. There were over 20 of us staying at the beach house and surprisingly, it was very relaxing! Thursday was beautiful outside so we headed to the beach and did some Pilates on the Beach. We then headed back in and had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I made orange rolls and they were a big hit! We only had the house until Saturday, so when everyone drove home, Missy and I headed to the Outlets (where we had some fun on the kids toys) and then up to Suffolk to visit our friend Rachel (my old roommate).
Monday, November 26, 2007
Jane and Jon you missed it!!! We got snow tonight! I went out to turn off the Christmas lights and to my surprise I saw snow all over the lawn. Riley was excited and wanted to run out in her panties and wet hair. I hope that we get some more this winter so Riley can actually use her new snow coat and boots.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Just a few quick picture of our Thanksgiving visit to Washington. In spite of freezing all week, we had a great time. Hepa especially loved Riley's response to the question "Whose girl are you?" "Pepa's girl!" She was his constant companion. Garrett kept us all entertained with his great big constant smile and big blue eyes.
Who knew that it would take a girl to bring these two boys together in one picture... I have a feeling that there may come the day when "a girl" may drive these two apart, though... Poor little Kate, she is never going to be able to do anything on her own. These boys already have taken such a protective role.
Why do we fight to get the kids to look at the camera for a decent picture, and then as soon as you take their shirts off and give up, you get the best ones? These just make me laugh. So much for spending $$$ on cute Christmas outfits for the Christmas card.
Friday, November 23, 2007
I thought it would be a good/fun idea for everyone (including the kids - and Dad!) to list the top 10 things you are thankful for - and try to be creative - we all know you are thankful for your family, friends, the gospel, etc. Either edit this post and add to it or create a new one for your family. Since they will be long, it will probably work best not to do them in the comments.
So, I guess I'll start:
1. Warm weather in November - or anytime for that matter
Marnee says... COLD weather in NOVEMBER... finally got down to 70 today! YEAH!
S&S....In this area we are grateful when it is sunny in Nov.
Mom-I agree with Marnee - however not too cold - had enough of that in Washington. Rain is especially nice in small Arizona doses.
YEAH... I agree... best invention... especially for nursing moms at 3am when there is nothing on TV!
S&S....On demand for Riley so she can watch a descent cartoon in the afternoon/evening if needed.
Mom-DVR is great - now if I could just teach Dad to use it - actually I guess I'm thankful that he hasn't figured it out yet - that way I get to control the remote!
3. Dark Chocolate
NO... MILK chocolate
S&S...Chocolate w/ nuts
Mom - chocolate with raisins
4. The little surprises that you don't expect
This should be top of the list!
Mom - love the pictures but the real thing is better! (Sorry Marnee - nothing tops hugs and kisses from my grandchildren. Pictures, however are a really good substitute when I can't get the real thing)
Kate laughed this week! Seriously the best thing ever to hear your kids laughing.
S&S..I agree with children's laughter. It is really the best sound in the world!!
Mom-I love that Parker makes me laugh by the things he says and does and that Garrett's smile is so - what can I say - permanent!
S&S...Without it I wouldn't be able to e-mail Scott while he is underway or e-mail my brother while he is currently in Iraq.
Mom- I love this family website - I'm thankful to Anne for starting it and everyone for being so good to add to it.
8. Fall Colors
What's that? Browns, tans, oranges? I think that is AZ Summer Colors.
S&S..Love fall and the colors. Thankful for going to Utah and getting pics as a family with the colors.
Mom-flowers all year long - in Arizona (can't do that where there are seasons!)
9. Days off of work
Again, what is that?
S&S..is there such a thing as a day off when you are a mom?
10.An eternal perspective
Can't think that far right now... I'm grateful for 6pm when Mike is home from work!
S&S...We are grateful that there is a light at the end of our Navy tunnel
Mom-I'd like to add -
1. Memories - memories of all the fun times spent with my family - birth of children, babtisms, missions, vacations, Christmases, holidays, first day of school, football, baseball, piano lessons, dancing lessons, Cotillion, etc, etc.
I'm thankful that the good times far outshine the not so good times but that some of the not so good are not completely forgotten.
2. 2 wonderful daughters-in law and 1 wonderful son in law. I honestly could not ask for any better!
3. Grandchildren - they are the best - they make everything worthwhile!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
So, I came home tonight to an interesting surprise. My friends had decided that today was going to be Happy Anne Moser Day. For some reason they decided that as part of celebrating Thanksgiving, they had to give thanks for me. Missy, Shanna, and Kevin made a fantastic dinner (chicken parm, salad, garlic bread, pasta, cheesecake, chocolate covered strawberries) and we (them and about 5 others) all just ate, talked, and they thought it was a good idea to go around and tell everyone why they thought I was so wonderful... a little awkward, definitely unnecessary, but very nice. I even ended up with flowers from Casey and Josh, some chocolate from Shanna, and a neck massage from Neal. My friends who couldn't come all email Missy their reasons for why they loved me - all great presents. Needless to say, I was very surprised by all of it and still don't quite know what to think of it. I have fantastic friends and feel very overwhelmed, am not quite sure what I did to deserve this, but am very blessed. So, I guess the point of this is to let everyone know that from now on, I guess November 20th has been deemed Happy Anne Moser Day.
Thanksgiving is going to be easy this year... Parker says that he will help cook the holiday meal because he knows how to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Now that I know Ryan is mastering the art of cooking with eggs, I think we just might be set. Anyone want to join us?