Saturday, July 26, 2008
Okay I finally did it! I took the geek test. I was pretty excited that I only came up as 10% geek, and I think it is because I do like to read a lot, I am enjoying my blog as well as others, and I like to e-mail. So, if that makes me a bit of a geek, then I guess I am and I am having fun being one.
Friday, July 25, 2008
So I caught Jim napping...
So, I know you are all just so jealous about what a lively group we are! So I went on a quest to see who else could be sleeping....
I then found Ciahlee catching up on a few zzz's
then I found Lauryn, Taylor and Katie pretending to sleep.
I told you, we are just so lively! We are available for your next family gathering! HAHAHA! I did find a few people awake and alert (mostly the women folk, who preferred not to be pictured..)....
Tyler goofing off
The other kids I believe were running around and playing with the kitty, Mike and Robin had went for a walk. Cathy, Terry and kids had to leave early (Cathy still does daycare and those who ever has done daycare you rarely have a day off).
So seeing that we were at my parents, I got to see Taylor's black eye. She told me she hit it on the car door. And she admits the car won!
Ouch! It Looks like that hurt! Grandma says she never cried though.
So after staying awhile at my parents we went to visit the Keegans. Declan and Ben are so cute together!So that was basically our day. It was nice and relaxing. Today, though we are back to the 'ole grindstone.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Any-whoo, she is in a better place where little kids won't be harassing her constantly. I loaded her up in the car with Taylor and Ben and took her to her new home. She went to live with my parents. I know shocker! I was shocked too, my dad just loves her though and now she is his responsibility (yep you read that right too, Mom said its Dads cat and he has to take care of her). She will be well taken care of , and the kids are glad they are able to visit and play with her. We are now back to our pet -free life. Goodbye Lucy! We will miss you, sorta.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
So, that being bad enough, Katie, who had been having an extended sleep over at her cousin Lauryn's (gone since last Saturday wasn't coming home until this Saturday WAHOO), isn't feeling well. Lauryn too isn't feeling good, so Shellee takes Lauryn to the doctor and guess what? Strep throat! So we make arrangements for Katie to get home. I decide to take her to the doctor, (a different and better one) and low and behold Katie too has strep as well as an ear infection. We go to fill her prescription she has two, and her ear drops are a whopping $97.00 (ummm yeah right!). Sorry, not going to happen.That was my Thursday. Oh yes and Ben was still burning up.
Friday had to be better right? It's Friday, the beginning of the weekend, what more could go wrong? Well, around five Ethan wasn't looking to good. I felt his head and he was burning up! I took his temperature and he was at 102.5. Called the doctor (again), but with Katie already sick, and after jumping through numerous hoops, they agree to call in a prescription for Ethan. On a lighter note, Ben's fever FINALLY broke today! WAHOO! Now I keeping my fingers crossed that Taylor doesn't get sick. She is suppose to have an extended sleep over at Grandmas starting tomorrow. There's always tomorrow.......
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
On a sad note though, unfortunately through a blog, we found that one of Johns Aunts has a incurable form of cancer. Our first thought was WHAT? Then came, how come no one told us? Then lastly we faced the real reason why we had no idea what this sweet family has been going through, and that is unfortunately we aren't really close to John's family. That makes me sad, but gives me hope that John and I can make a difference and try to our best ability to be more of the Parker family. So let us all reach out to our families, whether through a blog, e-mail, phone call, or whatever and try to keep in touch with those we love.
So for now we are sending well wishes to all, as well as hugs and kisses and a promise that we will try are best to keep in touch.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
So you can order practically anything in vinyl in a whole range or colors. Price is dependant on what you order (size and such) It's a lot of fun. If you ever want to order anything or see my idea binder let me know, I'll be happy to bring it to you or you can come to me. A few ideas that I had and have around my house:
We don't have a fireplace, and the kids were concerned about where to hang their Christmas stockings, so I made this:For Mother's Day I couldn't find a better way than this to express appreciation for my Mom just being her and for being an AWESOME grandma to my kids.
My other business is Avon. I have been selling it for about three years. It's really good products for a decent prices. I have my own website to take web orders on. It is www.youravon.com/candiceparker. They sell so much more than just make-up :). Otherwise I am a stay at home mom who carts kids all over the place, but I wouldn't trade them for anything!
Here is Ben with our Kitty Lucy. He just loves to carry her all around.
In my spare time,(alright who am I kidding? Spare time WHATEVER) I love taking pictures. John use to say I took too many pictures, so he bought me a really nice digital SLR camera a couple of years ago. That way I could take as many pictures as I wanted. I have have definitely gotten my moneys worth. Here is a picture of Lucy
I know that this is suppose to be about me, but without my kids I wouldn't be who I am today. So I wanted to add in their spring school pictures:
Ethan fourth grade
Katie second grade
I couldn't decide which picture I liked best of Mr. Ben. Both of these show who is. He loves trains, any kind, and was excited to go and ride Front Runner. Last year we took him to ride Thomas the Train in Heber. He LOVED it, to say the least. This other picture was at the second grade Friendship program at the kids school. Ben wasn't to impressed with the program as you can see, so he decided to make it more fun!
Now this is a funny story, John asked me what I would pay him if he would eat a Habanero pepper I told him I would give him $20.00. He accepted the bet and here he is just before taking his first bite:I thought he was going to change his mind about our bet. I was wrong.bite number one
Man was it ever HOT! It brought tears to his eyes and rolled down his face. He drank lots of milk and ate some plain bread after to no avail. My poor man had a belly ache for almost a week after.
He said he wouldn't eat another one for at least two years and he better get paid more. I reminded him He agreed to the bet, but I did feel bad and gave him $30.00. He says it still wasn't worth it. The kids had a good laugh over it and we do have it all on video.