Monday, November 23, 2009

Turkey Time!

I just took our turkey out of the freezer and put it in the fridge! We're getting ready for Thanksgiving!!!!!! (I'm pretty excited, can you tell?)
On a side note, I had lent a friend my nursing cover, and it was just returned the other day. Carter discovered that it makes a pretty sweet cape, so he put it on and ran around the house yesterday yelling "Superman!!"

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Dinner Conversation

Here's a conversation we had a dinner tonight:

Carter: "When I grow up I'm gonna be a Doctor."

Bo: "First you have to learn how to go stinkies in the toilet."

Carter: "Okay, I'm gonna go stinkies and THEN I'm gonna grow up."

Sounds like a plan to me!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Moon

How excited are YOU that New Moon comes out at MIDNIGHT??!?!?!!!!
In case you can't tell, I AM in the way excited category.
I will NOT be going to the midnight showing this year. Instead, a group of my friends and I are going tomorrow afternoon (when we hope most of the teenagers will still be gone) and then we are going out to eat.
Can we say P.A.R.T.Y!!!!!!!!!
I am so ready for a Girls Night Out!

Young Womens

So last night was our Young Women in Excellence night. We have been working on it for WEEKS. All this week I was busy getting last minute things together, and then on Wednesday I got super sick and was unable to go. OF COURSE. I was soooo upset. I knew my girls had been working really hard on their projects, and I wanted to be there so bad to not only see them, but to tell my YW how PROUD of them I was, and how much I loved them.
Later that night, after YW in Excellence, I heard a knock on my door. In walked most of my YW with their projects. Oh it just made me so happy and really loved. They each showed me their beautiful projects, and relayed the whole night for me, so that I could know how it went. How awesome are my girls?????
I really love my Young Women. Yes, I will admit that at times I struggle, but I love these girls so much and have really enjoyed the opportunity to get closer to them and to have so much fun with them. It makes me happy that they want to hang out with me and can't wait to tell me whatever exciting things have happened to them. I love that they know that they can come to me for comfort too.
It really was such a joy to see them last night and to have come over so I could personally tell them how proud of them I was. I feel so blessed to be their leader. They really made my year!

*Special thanks to Laura and Kristin, my counselors. They have always been such a great help. On Wednesday they completely took over my share of duties, and were such a blessing to me. I love you guys!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Bo and the kiddos went outside yesterday to play. They were outside MAYBE 10 minutes. MAYBE. They came back in covered with mosquitos.
It's the middle of November people, and we are STILL being attacked by those little (little--HA!) buggers. It is so incredibly frustrating. My kids beg every day to go outside, and they can't. Bug spray doesn't help at all.
One of the reasons we moved into the house we are in is because of the yard. What good is a yard if the kids can never play in it????????? I counted at least 19--NINETEEN!! bites on Meg this morning! Oh I am soooooooo frustrated. I can't wait to leave Galveston.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


For Christmas last year, Bo gave me the assorted Ghirardelli squares. They were sooo good. One of the flavors was the Peppermint Bark. OH BABY. Delish. So good!!!

I have been looking forward ALL YEAR for them to come back on the shelves. They are finally here!!! We have already bought TWO packages. I'm telling you, if you haven't tried them yet, GO GET SOME. So so yummy.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I know this is early. Actually it's not a Thanksgiving post, hopefully one of those will come later.
I just wanted to say how grateful I am for my friends, family, and most importantly, my husband.
Thank you all for being there for me and loving me. Thanks for your support and friendship. I think I have the best friends and family a girl could ask for.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Way too smart

No, the trampoline wasn't there to begin with. Megan really wanted to play with the computer, but she couldn't reach. What did she do? She dragged the trampoline over to use as a step. WAAAY too smart. She's only 14 months old!!! Look out world. Look out me.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Day Light Savings

Yes, I know it's now Thursday, and the time has been changed for 4 days. That being said, I'm still not a fan. Nope. My kids are waking up between 6 and 6:30. Not. cool. Not cool at all. It's too bright in the morning!!!!!! It wouldn't matter how late I kept them up either, the next morning rolls around and they are up at 6, 6:30.
As Carter and I like to say, " GRRRRRRRR."
I remember loving that "extra" hour of sleep. Yeah that doesn't happen anymore. It's an hour less of sleep. And I need my sleep. Oh how I need my sleep. Just ask my sister Libby, she's had plenty of experience seeing my angry face after waking me up in the morning when we were kids. My own children are now seeing my reaction. Does it change them? NOPE.
They've got a lot to learn.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween night

Halloween night was great!!! We had a couple friends over with kids around Carter's age, and off we went to trick-or-treat around our little neighborhood. I'd say about half of the houses had people there, waiting for little trick-or-treaters to come. Not bad for the kids!! About half way through the neighborhood though, most of the kids were getting tired of walking, along with probably ALL of the parents. hahaa.
After the trick-or-treating we headed back to our house and just let the kids play/watch Hocus Pocus, while us adults ate snacks that everyone brought, along with our kids candy, of course!! It was a fun evening spent with GREAT friends. What would life be without friends??? I am a person that NEEDS friends, and I'm lucky to have so many good ones.
The highlights of the night were the three boys, Milo, Brampton, and Carter. They were so funny. They totally ran into someone's house instead of waiting to have them come to the door. I about died from laughing. They also climbed onto some guys swing bench in his yard, without asking of course. They were fun to watch.
Bo and I are GLAD that holiday is over. While we love Halloween, lets be honest, Halloween is just a holiday that is a stepping stone to the GOOD ones!! We can't wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas. All that good food. . . yes, my mind is always on food. haha. Can you blame me? So now comes the Christmas music and Thanksgiving crafts!! Bring it on!

I'm copying one of Carter's dance moves.
Left to right: Meg the Penguin, Jamie the Ladybug, Ben the Elephant , Carter the Superman, Brampton the Dragon, Milo Optimus Prime the Transformer, and Cardston the Monkey.

Carter and Milo, too impatient to wait for the rest of us.
The three boys on the stranger's bench!
Carter checking his loot! Everytime he'd come to me and show me what he got.
The extent to Bo's and my creativity toward Halloween costumes for ourselves. Orange and black shirts.

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus