Friday, January 29, 2010


It's Friday Night, and the mood is right,
(thanks Sam)
gonna have some fun, show you how its done,


(Thank Goodness It's Friday)

Don't tell me you don't remember that catchy little tune that always came on right before those classic Friday night shows starting with FULL HOUSE.

That's right.

Ah, the memories.



Tonight I have get to have a fabulous date with this hunk of a man!!

(not the penguin)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Carter!!

Carter had his fourth birthday a few weeks ago. Yes, that's right, I am just barely getting around to doing this. I actually tried blogging it last week, but for some reason my pictures wouldn't upload. We're good now.
Since Carter's birthday was right after we came back from Christmas, instead of planning a big party, we just sort of had an impromptu party at Chuck E Cheese. Carter was in heaven! We invited a few friends last minute who were in town and had ourselves a blast. I loved that it was just so easy. The only drawback to the party was that it was on a Saturday and there were a billion kids. There were probably like 10 birthday parties going on too. It was a tad crazy. Oh well.
The next day, Sunday the 10th, was Carter's actual birthday. We had Carter open his presents then, along with having his birthday cake. We invited the Smiths back over to help eat the cake, because there was no way we would've eaten that cake by ourselves. . . .. okay maybe we could've and would've, but we SHOULDN'T, so the Smiths took one for the team and came and helped us.
That cake was sooooo good. I did brownies on the bottom, then toasted marshmallows, then chocolate frosting, then ground up oreo's to make it look like dirt. To finish it off I buried gummy worms in it. Carter was impressed. Shoot, I was impressed. :) And like I said, it was GOOD.
Carter got action figures, clothes, a remote control car from my parents, v-tech games from Bo's mom, play-doh, and a light saber and cars from Milo Smith. Yes, Carter scored big time.
Happy Birthday Carter!!! I can't believe my baby is already 4. FOUR. Really? Where did the time go?? I love that crazy boy.

pucker up

Milo, Carter, Ben, Jamie

Saturday, January 23, 2010

MUCH better

My kids slept in till 8 and 8:30!!!! Sweet. They DO love me.
I found some great deals at Target today. Clothes on the clearance rack because they're winter ones. Fine with me, they'll be perfect next year. You can't top buying cute pants for $1.75 or an awesome sweater for $3.50. Nope. I love that. I'm waiting a little longer to see if some other things are going to be marked down any more.
I got the kids new shoes today. Carter is now the proud owner of Spiderman shoes. Why yes, they are lovely. I actually don't like them, in case you couldn't tell, but I figure, if he loves them that much, and they make him happy, than whatever. I'm learning to chose my battles. He LOVES superheroes. And I guess I should add the shoes were $3.50. I love Payless. Meg got some adorable silver mary jane converse looking shoes. Girls are so fun to shop for!
So we're doing better here, we're all alive and healthy, and at the moment we're all still "best friend heroes"--Carter.
Now I'm just waiting for Bo to get home. He was supposed to be home 2 hours ago, but apparently there are a million babies being delivered at the hospital, so they haven't let him off yet. WOW.
Hope you all have a good Saturday!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Is it nap time yet?

No really, is it nap time yet?
It is only 12:30 and it feels like I've been up FOREVER.
I hate days like this.
Carter didn't take his nap the last two days, which means I didn't get MY nap.
Bo has been working at 6:30 every morning so he goes to bed way early and is too tired to even talk in the evenings. He also worked till 9:30 last night.
I mopped my floor last night while Bo was on-call. Yep. Today the kids threw spaghetti. GREAT. Why, why, why??? Throw it tomorrow, not immediately after it was cleaned! (If you had the big ol kitchen floor that I did, you'd grumble cleaning it too.) ( . . . or maybe you wouldn't. . . )
Carter has learned to talk back. Fantastic
I found out I have a hole in my heart. Super. Apparently it's not that big of a deal, but still . . .
Meg got up this morning 2 hours earlier than she normally does.
Instead of fighting with Carter, I put on the TV. I don't know what I'd do if I lived back in the 1800's.
This one you'll love--- Sometimes I just get so sick and tired of being poor. HA!! There. I've said it. Oh girl, you've got a long ways to go. Especially if Obama gets his way. Ick.
Bo's working Saturday AND Sunday.
I think my kids and my calling are wearing me thin. I'm pretty sure I'm failing miserably at both.
If Carter grabs Megan's cheeks one more time. . . SO HELP ME.
If Bo doesn't take me on a trip this year, kidless, I'll go on one without him. I really think I will.
So far being 27 has not been fabulous. Not at all. What a year, what a year.
I think the gypsy in me is calling out for a new home, new location.
I don't answer the house phone anymore. They're never social calls.
Megan is crying and hanging on my legs.
I think I need a nap.
I'm ready for SPRING.

Friday, January 15, 2010

One thing I love about my children is that they don't care whether I've showered or not.
Even better is that they don't EVER notice when my makeup is on or off.
You've got to love someone who loves you NO MATTER WHAT, like when you have no makeup. Kids are great like that.
One thing I love about Bo is that he says he thinks I'm pretty with or without makeup. (I'm pretty sure he's just telling me this to be nice)
Even better is that he REALLY doesn't care if my hair is done or in a ponytail. Really.
You've got to love someone who thinks you are just as pretty, perhaps more, with a ponytail. Husbands are great like that.

Christmas Pictures

Cousins! Bannock, Hallie, Megan
Beus Family. Dinner at Shari's
Grandma Beus
Calculating the best way to get a strike!

Carter and Lane

Swimming at Johnson's pool. (indoors)

Exhausted from swimming and shopping. It's hard work being a kid!

Grandma Baker making a tent for the kiddos

Monday, January 11, 2010


Here is our Christmas post FINALLY.
Let me just start off by saying that instead of writing a long post about the whole trip, I will instead just do a very quick summary followed by a TON of pictures.
I just don't have it in me to write a novel.
We flew to Spokane, Wa, on the 16th of December with little sleep. We made it there with little sleep, but thankfully the kids weren't too bad. We went straight to Moses Lake, spent the night, than went to Othello to stay with Bo's mom and Grandma for two days and nights. We left that Saturday to go to Seattle and hang out with my brother Ivin and his family. Libby and her husband David flew in to Seattle that day too. Oh it was so fun being with all of them. We left Wednesday the 23rd to head back to Othello and stayed there till the 30th. All of Bo's siblings were there, and while it was a crowded house, it was SO FUN. We got to see cute little Hallie, Terra's 5 mo. old, Amanda's 2 mo. old Bannock, and who can forget Michelle and her cute 6 mo. preggo belly. We also got to see our nephews Lane and Palmer, Palmer is 8 mos and it was our first time seeing him too. Lots of family, lots of babies, lots of food, lots of games, lots of FUN! Wednesday the 30th we headed back to my parents in ML only to turn around and come back for New Years Eve in Othello. After that the rest of time was spent at my parents. We returned back to Texas on the 6th of January. whew. What a trip. It was fun, but our kids didn't sleep too well. I don't know if we'll be up for another trip anytime soon.
Okay just kidding. I'm going to seperate the pictures into different posts. Otherwise it's just a blur.
Christmas Day:

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Bo!!!

Bo Christmas morning

Today is my honey's BIRTHDAY!!!! He is in his last year in the 20's.

The big 2-9.


Happy Birthday Bo!!!!!!!!


We love you soooo much! Here's to an awesome year!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Once there was a "Snowman"

So Carter has been so excited to come up here to Washington and make some snowmen. He was so excited to see there was snow when we first got here. So of course, the first morning at Grandpa Baker's we had to go out and make a snowman. Unfortunately, the snow was terrible for snowman making. It had a sheet of ice on top, and very powdery snow below that. So the best we could do was make bucketfuls of snow and form it into the rough (very rough) shape of a person. Below is our final result.

Then this past week it snowed again, and once again Carter was super excited to go out and make a snowman. He somehow wasn't at all disappointed by the first attempt. So we went out to find that the snow was way too powdery to pack together. So we proceeded to make a "snowman mountain". Luckily, Carter was again very pleased with the results.


The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus