Friday, October 31, 2008


The cutest little Star Wars people around.

Yes, Maci is under that costume (can you believe it)

see, I told you.

Ellie is showing me how to fight bad people.

Presley is stilling the candy from Toys 'R' Us

How cute is this little Yoda?

Yoda driving her car.

OH, what a fun candy filled day it was today! Maci had a party at her school were she said she ate three, not one, not two but three cupcakes plus all the candy she got today that alone was enough to put her into sugar shock. I took the girls to Toys 'R' Us today they were having a little Costume parade there, if the kids dressed up they gave them a bag full of little goodies with all kinds of stickers coloring books and just fun things for the girls. They had so much fun, I on the other hand needed some Advil and a nap. Grandma and Grandpa Meador came over and the girls got to show off their Star Wars Costumes, they have been so excited for this day to come.
We went Trick or Treating with our friends the Seiperts and had such a good time trying to keep track of all the kids running around. I love Halloween! It is now a little past 10 and I am so ready for bed, Now can someone please tell my kids it is bedtime!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


One of the things I love about fall is the changing color of the leaves, and yes when they fall everyone needs to go outside and play in them.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the pumpkin patch last weekend with the girls and had so much fun. We have gone to the same place for three years now and always love it, we get the best pumpkins and the girls get to cut them right off of the vine.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Trip to Utah

This was so funny! We got to Heathers parents house Thursday late afternoon. Her family was so fun to be around and I loved every minute with them. Her dad had gone hunting that day and brought back this bird so I thought I would play a joke on Ken and let him think that I actually shot the bird. Heathers dad to make it look believable gave me his hat, jacket and gun. The only thing is it took me a good 10-15 minutes for me to hold the bird by it's legs. It took a lot of convincing to myself to pose with it for the picture. I know what a baby!!

Presley was so cute holding Mason. My sister Janelle had a baby boy and I got to go and spend the night at their house. He is so cute and Presley loved holding him. When we took him away from her she would get all mad and cry until she would hold him again. Oh, I just love him so much and miss him already.

Mason Scott -he is so good looking

My sister-in law Laura also just recently had a baby girl named Allison and I was lucky enough to get to see her for a few hours. Oh, she is so sweet and precious there is just something about newborn baby's.

Aunt Mellissa (Kens sister) and Nathan (Laura's oldest son who is like a week or two younger than Presley) came up along with Grandma and Grandpa Sorensen it was so much fun to hang out with them and spend time with them. I love and miss them so much.

Presley and Nathan just checking each other out.

Ok, so on the way home, we were just outside of Evanston, Wyoming and the weather was getting pretty rough, we left Utah a day earlier to get ahead of a big storm that was coming. So early Saturday morning we got up and left to go back home. Heather was driving her car and we were going really slow only like 35-40 mph. The roads were really icy and we were just taking our time. Ken just called to see where we were at, and find out about the weather. I was talking to him on the phone when all of a sudden this car from behind us is coming up pretty fast (Heather saw him coming up and saw that they were going fast and just decided it was better to stay in our lane so they could pass us, which they did but not slowing down) The other car hit some ice on the road just as they were next to us and hit us on my side pushing our car off the road and into a ditch. The other car went flying about 60 feet farther down off the road. Some how we spinned in the ditch causing us now to completely face Utah where we just came from. Meanwhile poor Ken is on the phone and hears all of us scream and then the phone goes dead. Ken is freaking out back home and feeling helpless not knowing what just happened. We are all fine, just a little sore and tense. I somehow hit my head pretty good on the car but I am feeling better today. The picture is our car and the cop car is up the road that we were just on. That's how far we went off the road. We are so lucky that it was not worse and grateful that we made it home safe. I have to say that I was pretty scared.

I just got back from Utah yesterday to see some new members of the Meador and Sorensen family. My friend Heather and I both wanted to take a short trip out there to see family and decided to go together to save money and have some company. It was a short trip but I had a good time. I only took Presley with me and that was some fun PJ time. Ken is now worried that each month I will have to take a trip with friends and go places, so any ideas for next months trip?

Butterfly Pavilion

Last week the kids were going a little stir crazy so I called my friend Aubony and we took the kids to the Butterfly Pavilion to get them out of the house. It was a fun day filled with tons of bugs and butterfly's the girls loved every minute of it. Ellie loved the part were she got to hold "Rosie" the tarantula, I even got to hold it. The Butterfly's were so pretty to see so many and have them fly around you was"pretty cool" as Ellie would say.

Monday, October 6, 2008

We are still here

I know, I know you all probably thought we have dropped off the face of the earth, no we are still here. Here is what we have been up to...

I turned 31 back in September! Yippee or should I say WHAT!! I was 21 like last year and now I am married, I have three kids, a huge mortgage and a cheerio infested minivan -wow where does the time go?

Speaking of the ride of luxury (the minivan) we got in a car accident. That will teach me to go to the mall and do some mindless shopping. Everyone is fine, we got rear ended and the bumper just needed to be replaced. All is fixed and back to normal now.

I started watching two little kids three times a week for a few hours (I know what your thinking, "those poor kids that women has a hard enough time with her own children") It is actually working out better than I thought. It gives Ellie someone else to beat up instead of Presley and gives me some extra spending cash to buy the girls things, things like really cool Halloween customs. Yes, we bought the girls their customs the other day. Lets just say that this may come as a shock to those who know me. So the other day we took the girls to Target. I was thinking it would be nice if all three girls went as something like cute little clowns or something with a theme that was cute and girly, obviously my children were on a completely different page than myself. So we are walking down the isle and Maci says she has the perfect idea "Mom I have the best idea, what if we all go as characters from Star Wars" (Ken in the back ground egging it on) "Mom, I will go as Darth Vader, Ellie can be Princess Leah, and Presley can go as Yoda. What do you think Mom?" Well at this point I am adding it up the cost in my head lets see, two light saver thingys that require batteries, a pair of black gloves, a green little man costume for my little baby girl, a dark and scary helmet thing that covers my big girls pretty little face and a not so cute mumu looking white dress with the ugliest hair do I have seen. That all adds up to alot of money, of course Ken would have put his foot down if these were fairy's and we were spending this much money, but because they are Star Wars money was no object. I lost a battle that I would have never thought I would ever deal with. So I am trying to find a Jaba the Hut outfit for my wonderful, charming and oh so adorable husband, and I am going as a Butterfly!

Ok, enough with the drama.

My sister in-law Laura had a baby girl, they named her Allison. Just last week my sister Janelle had a baby boy and named him Mason. So I am excited to be an Aunt to more little nieces and nephews.

Ken has not traveled the past two weeks and that has been so nice, I love having him around the house plus it gives me a chance to get out at nights and go running. Yep I started running again and I love it! In May my friends and I are going to run a race called the Boulder Boulder it is just barley over 6 miles and I am so excited and can't wait. Plus I am getting back in shape, that's the best part.

Well that a pretty good update for now, the girls are about to cause harm to one another so I need to go intervene.

a few hours later... Ken just brought it to my attention that I have spelled some very important Star Wars words wrong, I would like apologize for the "light savers" apparently they are not candy.