Friday, August 29, 2008

NEw AdVenTUreS!

Moving, apartment, weather and now SCHOOL! So many NEW CHANGES in our lives right now! The kids and I are trying to adjust to all of them.

We bought a house in Frisco which is about 12 miles from where we live right now. The kids schools are all within walking distance from our NEW house,,,,however, we are not in our house until Sept 30th.... So we get the fun commuting adventure every morning!
We have to get up at 6:30 A.M.(if you know my kids, that is a whole adventure in itself)!!....get ready, eat and be out the door by 7:15....the drive, in traffic, is about 25 to 30 minutes! It is like taking our kids to Brigham City every morning for school!
Ryann and Kaden start at 7:50 and end at 3:00. Mckall and Alec start at 8:35 and end at 3:55.
Our mornings are sooooo fun! I keep telling the kids that we can do ANYTHING for 4 weeks! We have 1 down....3 to go!....Then when we are in our house the kids can walk or ride bikes to school AND they can sleep until 7:15 or 7:45!!!! YEA!!!!!!!
Mckall says the Middle School is Strict! At lunch they have to sit 4 kids a side and no more at the tables....& they have to raise their hands if they want to get back in line and get seconds!!....Mckall said when they want to be done...they have to raise their hands and be excused from the lunch room......."GAY" ....that is what Mckall said! hahahaaa! Apparently, they lighten up after the first month, but, they set the expectations high on behavior!!!
As far as Kaden and Ryann go......Kaden brings home a BEHAVIOR CHART every day. It has either a smiley face or a frowny face for the far Kaden is 4 smiley and 1 frowny!!! I know, I was shocked too! hahahaaaa!!!
My middle two...Alec and Ryann....just go with the flo and are doing great!
Lets get these next few weeks over with and MOVED,... AGAIN!....then we will be back to getting NORMAL! :) :) :)

Saturday, August 23, 2008


For the last couple of weeks we have had OLYMPIC FEVER! We have stayed awake EVERY night until midnight watching everything from equestrian (who knew that would be an olympic sport??) track to sand volleyball to swimming to basketball, to soccer to our favorite, womens gymnastics! My girls LOVED Nastia and Sean and Alicia! Our kids have cheered on the USA in all sports. It was fun watching the events all together. I mean, what else are we suppost to do here in our apt with no friends and 100 degree heat! It has been great family bonding!
Anyway, we were driving on the freeway here in Texas, on our way home from "down-town". Ryann, all the sudden yelled....."hey, hey it's Nastia and her mom in that silver car".... we all just laughed and said "sure, sure you can tell"!....So, to please Ryann we slowed down and a silver Mercedes came up right next to our truck. Sure enough it was Nastia and her mom. My kids rolled down their windows and waved and said did Mckall and I. Nastia and her mom waved back and were laughing at US....these over-excited people with Utah license plates....!!

Pretty COOL! Fun to have a GOLD MEDAL OLYMPIAN living down the street! Maybe one day one of our little athletes will achieve that status!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Well, so much for taking our time and "waiting" to buy a home! We made a decision after two weeks. We could NOT find a home in the neighborhood we wanted for the price we wanted in Allen. We started looking all over and kept getting farther and farther away from Dan's work. His commute time was about 45-60min each way. It was gettin way tooooo long! So.......
We decided to start looking back in Frisco.
After some prayers and tears and looking....we decided on this one. It is kind of funny. This is one of the very first houses Dan and I looked at back in May. We really liked it...but, the driveway is around the back. That was not a feature Dan was excited about so we kind of wrote it off. Now, after looking around for a couple of weeks/months (dan)....this feature is VERY common.
So now, looking at this home from a different perspective, we find it has everything we need and the driveway works great for our cars as well as a boat.
We are happy with the house, neighborhood and the ward. I think all of our hard work and prayers were answered! Now we can get started living and loving TEXAS!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

VaMPiReS & WeREwOlvEs!!

I finished breaking dawn! I ABSATIVLEY LOVED it! I love Vampires and Werewolves! Who'd a thought? Apparently, I have crossed over to the "dark-side" !!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Well, we are finally here in TEXAS! All the packing and moving vans and goodbyes are over. We made the JUMP!

I can't believe it has been a week already!
We stayed in a hotel for the first few days until our apt was filled with boxes and ready for unpacking.

Our first day at the apt with the movers was priceless... Our apt is on the 3rd is 100degrees & humid....the air-conditioner would NOT come on....our dryer would NOT fit.....the t.v. would not fit or turn on....the apt maintenence people painted over the phone jack so it did NOT work....Kaden climbed up the bunk-bed ladder that was leaning against the wall and fell, scraping the metal hooks down the newly painted wall.....AND the toilets had some sort of brown-sludge in them.....!
All turned out fine. A qiuck trip to the main office with our complaints was all it took! They were at the apt in about 10 min and fixed all of our problems. :)....well, at least the hook-ups and AIR!

Now, all is a little "GHETTO" as Mckall calls it...but, everything works and is CLEAN! We are still missing our the laundry gets hung all over the apt....sweet...ya, ghetto!! hahahaa
We are currently house hunting. Every spare second we are driving through neighborhoods looking for somewhere to really settle in! We have found a lot of really neat homes...just still looking for that really neat price! ;)
The boys are already practicing football. The girls start soccer next week. We got signed up for school last week and need to finish up that stuff today and tomarrow!

Nothing like jumping right in and getting involved in EVERYTHING!

We did go to 3 wards on Sunday according to the neighborhoods where we are house hunting! Nice people in all.

Anyway, we are all doing GREAT and loving spending every second together...hahahahaaaa!!

Enjoy some of our moving memories!

We miss all you at home!