Monday, March 29, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010


This morning Ammon asked me: "If I eat an English muffin will it make me speak better? What language do we speak?" I said English, then Ammon: "So eating muffins makes me speak English better. Yeah, I want an English muffin for breakfast." I tried so hard not to laugh. And he says the cutest prayers too. Last night the missionaries were over for dinner, and it was Ammons turn to say prayer. I couldn't get through it without giggling. Oh man, the missionaries must have thought we were so disrespectful, but really we just have a lot of fun...right?

Monday, March 22, 2010


Saturday we got up at 5am to drive to Phoenix for my graduation from Capella University. We got there just in time for check-in and rehearsal because we hit major road construction and had to detour around an accident on the freeway. While I was getting lined up the boys ate a quick lunch and graduation started at 2pm. It was over by 3:30, and we were on our way to an early dinner at 4. Brady took me to The Old Spaghetti Factory. It was wonderful food, and nice to eat somewhere new and different that we all liked. They had a trolley with dining tables inside in the middle of the restaraunt, and we were seated right in front of it. The boys thought it was pretty cool that there was a train inside the building. We got back on the road shortly after 5, and we were home by 10:30 and asleep before 11. It was a very long day, and we were all exhausted, but it was really fun, and I am glad we went. The ceremony was way informal compared to BYU-Idaho graduation, and I think that made it more fun for everyone. There were people shouting and jumping while walking accross the stage. It was fun to watch! Phoenix is a lot closer than Minneapolis for graduation, so we were able to just do a day trip. I finally feel recooperated this morning.
This is a goofy picture because I was waving at the boys.


Last Sunday night we all went to have dessert at Brady's mom's house. Right before we were going to leave Ammon was running and hit his head really hard on the corner of an end table in the hall. We was screaming and when Brady went to see what happened there was blood all over Ammon's hands. Brady looked at it, and sure enough, he needed stiches because it was laying open and wouldn't stop all head wounds bleed like crazy. It was 8pm, and we couldn't find an urgent care place still open, so I got in the back with Ammon and Brady was on the way to the ER. We really didn't want to be at the hospital all night, nor pay the insane bill. And then Brady's mom called to tell us to take him to someone in her ward who could stitch him up. So we were able to get him all fixed up in less than an hour, and he is doing so well. He never had a headache or effects from a concussion that night or the next day. I am so grateful there are wonderful people who are willing to help others in a time of need. That experience has made Brady wonder if he shoud change his major and try for Physician Assistant school, or something else in the medical field, so we'll see what comes of that. Ammon got his stitches out on Friday, and he is healing well.


Ammon and Brady got to go to the Nascar race at Las Vegas Speedway on February 27th with Ronny. These are the pictures Brady took.
One of the fighter jets that flew over the race to get it started
Brady says this is his dream car, least the color. He says he wants a minivan that color.
Ammon wanted Brady to take a picture of this pink car to show me because pink is my favorite color.
The boys have a toy of this car, so Ammon thought it was cool to see the real one.
Pictures of the actual race. More racing.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Food and other fun stuff

So yesterday it actually snowed here. Not for very long, of course, but it was still snow. I just wanted to share that with everyone! And I heard someone saying that a few years ago there was only one day of rain the entire year, so this year we have totally beat that out of the water. I keep meaning to watch the news on the internet after a rainstorm so I know what the precip total is for the year, but I keep forgetting. Sometimes I wish we had cable!

Tonight we made fajitas for dinner. Brady pounded and rubbed the chicken with kickin' chicken seasoning and then grilled it. I sliced green, orange, and yellow peppers and sauteed them in dried minced onions, Mrs. Dash, and some nonstick spray. Man oh man, those were the best fajitas I have ever had, at least homemade! And it was so easy and fast to put together. The kids loved eating the peppers, and tonight Zenock actually finished before Ammon. I owe a huge thanks to our friends and old neighbors, the Rankins, for introducing us to this awesome seasoning. We use it all the time...especially since we have figured out how to grill chicken evenly and still keep the moisture in. I love grilling during the winter!!

We had a great day today, and tomorrow should be good too. Ammon is excited about preschool tomorrow because it is show-and-tell day. He is taking his material handler toy Santa brought him for Christmas this year. Brady asked him why he wants to take that toy and he said, "because I have been asking for a material handler for a year and I finally got one!" He's so funny! I hope it is warmer outside than today so we can do some more bikeriding or something. Sometimes I wish we lived in a regular house so we could ride around the block...maybe later this year, who knows?

Saturday, March 6, 2010


We went to the temple this morning, and after Brady took me to lunch at In-n-Out. I overheard a grandmother and grandson talking next to me, and the little boy said, "so Grandma, what you're telling me is there is no such thing as fat people?" I tried so hard not to laugh. Kids are so dang cute, and sometimes what comes out of their mouths is so funny. I could just picture Ammon saying the same thing. We've had a great day!

By the way, I just wanted to say that living further south definitely has it's benefits. It is so nice outside today...we have the windows in the house open today, and I was actually sweating when riding with Brady on the motorcyle to lunch. Spring is here in Las Vegas! Maybe I shouldn't speak too soon though, it's supposed to rain later today.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


A while ago we went to see the lion habitat at MGM. I finally figured out how to get pictures from my phone to the computer, so here are the fun pics. The first one is a glass enclosed tunnel people can walk under.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Fremont Street

A couple of weeks ago we went down to Fremont Street to see what the Fremont Street Experience is all about. Basically it's an outdoor mall with tourist trap shops and the world's largest TV screen on the ceiling. While we were walking around we got to see the TV in action. They did a spaceship/alien thing with fighter jets getting rid of the enemy ship. It was really cool.