Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Dear Journal,

My day started off with waking the kids up at 6:00 am like every day, offering family prayers and taking off to go biking with Becky. We biked pretty hard for and hour and then I came home to get kids out the door. When they left the house was pretty clean and somewhat OK on laundry, so I decided to do some work on cleaning up our fruit list. About 10:30 Mary Mclure called and asked why I wasnt at the presidency meeting - I thought it was at 10:00 on Wednesday, so they put me on speaker phone and we had an hour meeting. Kayla brought Alex M. home for lunch and I grabbed a shower before Paula got here. When she got here we got busy on fruit list until Danicas friend, Rachel came over, cute as ever. We got back to work for about 20 minutes until the girls and their friends came home from school. I got them treats and sent them out to swim (except Kayla who kept trying to play music and I had to continually ask her to turn it off) We got about another 30 minutes of work finished and then I had to take Mckenna, Rahgen and Katelyn to acheivement. Came home and did another 30 minutes of work til I had to pick them up and go by Breeas school and pick her and Blair up. Got home in time to give Kayla the keys to the car to go to LIGHT practice. Then I checked the computer and realized I needed to get the fruit info. out on the internet - so I worked on that. Made the kids some tuna-helper (yes, they love it) found a present for Graces bridal shower, curled my hair, gave the kids instructions, and Bill and I left at the same time. He went to the church and I went to the Bridal shower. Saw some good friends, Brenda, Karen, Grace, Kathy, Janice and lots more. Becky P. wasnt there and it was her b-day so a Brenda, Karen and I decided to heart-attack her yard. Pretty exciting for us old ladies to knock and run - we decided we need to do that teenage stuff more. This is pretty much a day for me, give or take a few details. Not to exciting, but I do love my life.


Kristal said...

I love your life too. My life is very simular, except I don't have kids in schoool, I don't have friends to hang out with or invite me to stuff (only things we ever do is when I make them up, and I have 0 friends out here on the west side), no church meetings, and no fruit. So basically, we both have kids.

Vonda said...

Kristals Journal,
This morning I woke up and made a healthy breakfast for my kids, then we cleaned the house til it sparkled. We played games and did puzzles and I sat and played with Boston. Then we took Jaden to school (he is the teachers favorite student) I went home and created a cool post on my "Journal blog" to be passed down to my kids. Then I planned out a great quilt. I went and picked up Jaden and made a healthy lunch for the kids. Since the house is always clean and decorated I decided to plan something cool for my friends and I to do, I emailed them all, emailed my neices and sister to make their day. Where does the time go, Jase is home and now our fun night begins.

OK, I just decided I need to trade lives - oh to be clean, decorated, healthy and play - you have a great life too, not to mention the greatest sisters/friends ever - what more could you want (besides cash)

Vonda said...

How could I forget the snow globe - your right, I dont need a camera, I have a halloween snow globe!

Erica said...

Amazing. So this is what it's like to be a mom to approximately 1 million children. I think I'm going to lose it when I have one kid. I can barely keep track of my own life.

Vonda said...


Kristal said...

fish bash?! What?!
And yes, that's how my day is. I ahve actually spent about 2 hours at the computer already, slammed the kids in the car (wearing the same clothes they wore yesterday, shoes on the wrong feet for 2 and no shoes for the other in glasses and workout pants) went and got adjusted, came home to a house covered in boxes, jelly and moving tape, and now I'm going to go sit while telling the children to stay away. You were kinda close though...Jase made them eggs with salsa for breakfast...kinda healthy.

dani said...

Wow. I remember this life...Your life is very appealing to me right now. I NEED something to take care of! Lets see..this is how my life goes. Get up around 9:00. Eat breakfast. Sit around, watch a movie, or possibly take a shower. Go to work. Sit in an office watching various TV shows on, suduko, check blogs every hour and oh yeah, some work. Brennon gets home at 9:30, we eat, and watch a movie. Go to bed at 12 and do it all over again. What a wonderful life I lead. 7 more days!!!!

Kristal said...

Awww I miss that life. When we first got married we worked together too, and no can do whatever you want, whenever you want, no getting a babysitter or only going to eat at pizza places that have entertainment. But yes, I got bored with it after 3 months (you've lasted as longer than me...almost) and then wahbam! a baby in my uterus! Now look at me
Oh, and that checking the blog every happens in all stages of life.


  • 4/12 Shayna - I said "I really want to buy that table but I dont know where I would put it" (been buying used furniture that I want to redo and its been cluttering up the garage. Shayna said in her sweet inocent voice "you can put it in the garage?"
  • 4/12 - Tessa "Mom, you know what I dont like about mornings? - the sun!"
  • 4/12 - Shayna got her braces a couple of weeks ago and her teeth are starting to go together and she said "Im gonna miss my gap" and she was seriously sad - she wont get to squirt water through her teeth.
  • 3/12 Breea again..... "Mom, I thought it was Lack toesintolerant and I was lacking the toesintolerant, until I read the label"
  • 3/12 Breea was talking about college and she said "In my siriculum (curriculum), I have to take physicology (psychology)"
  • 3/12 - Tessa said - I want to take the "long cut" (instead of the short cut)
  • 3/12 When tucking Shayna and Tessa in Shayna said "You dont have to worry, I set out all your clothes for school tomorrow" - Very Shayna
  • 11/10 When Kayla was little she should always cover her eyes when we went by a graveyard.
  • 4/10 Dont want to forget that Shayna calls the pools water fall a waderfoddle. She also called Aunt Kay, Uncle Kay??? McKenna got grandpa mixed up when she was little and called him "Bunka"
  • 3/10 For some reason, our family forgets the rules to Mexican rummy, shang hi and ALOT of card games, so last Sunday we just delt cards and everyone played whatever rule they wanted. The game lasted about 4 minutes, but we all won!
  • 2/10 I was going to work in Tessas class and she said "Mom, what if you mess up" and I told her I would try not to, but the next thing I know she is asking me if I will pray with her and ask Heavenly Father to help me not mess up. She prayed, and I didnt mess up! (all papers were copied a colated correctly)
  • 3/10 McKenna saying what she liked about Brennon on his Birthday "I like your style and your swager"
  • 12/09 Tessa went to the girls play and said "Willy wonka is hot"
  • 12/09 Kayla has a slight ring worm problem and if you try to hug her she says "OK, but your gonna get all wormy"
  • 12/09 Tessa has been adding Sophia in every prayer including the blessing and this is what she says "Please bless that Sophia will feel better in no time" and her blessing tonight was "Please bless that none of the kids singing on the truck will fall out" - Shes a great prayer
  • 12/09 Tessa said "Mom, I think Im on Santas Bad list" I said "probably not, why are you worried about it?" Tessa "I really dont like coal"
  • 02/09 I asked McKenna if she had taken a shower and she said "I took one, but it didnt work"
  • 11/08 Shayna said "I wish we could have quads like the Poulsens and Jensens, but were too unrich"
  • 10/08 I was bringing Breea home from school and she asked "Can I do my jobs tomorrow? I asked why and she said "If you were to take all the headaches in the world and put them together - thats my headache" DRAMA
  • 10/08 Tessa hands me the camera as we are walking out the door and says "You better take this in case I do something cute"
  • 9/08 Shayna was about 5 and she was giving dad a message and he said "thats a deep tissue message" she said "hold on" and left and came back with toilet paper and stuffed it down his shirt and said "I want to give you a deep tissue message"
  • 8/08 Tessa after hearing some of Kaylas guy friends talk has picked up a new saying "Girls are the devil" - nice.
  • 8/08 As I was carpooling I asked Bailee who she wanted to marry, she said Dallin. Shayna said "Well he is cute mom, no offense"
  • Kayla - She says almost on a daily basis "This will be the last time........" Whether its someone moving, leaving on a mission, the last two weeks before graduation, etc.....
  • Brennon - Whenever he does something he knows we dont like or accidently steps on a toe or runs into someone, he just puts his hand up, smiles and says "high five" You gotta love it
  • Danica - Classic saying "Asians are geneous's"
  • Tessa - 6/08 At the doctors office he was looking in her sore ear and noticed there was still a stitch left in her eyebrow and proceeded to take it out while I was holding her down. She screamed really loud, looked at the doctor and said "I am NOT loving this"
  • Shayna 4/08 She came running in the house, grabed a dress and started heading back out the door to go to Nathaniels baptism. I said "Hey, come back we have to do your hair" She said "No, I dont want to be pretty for Nathaniel" Sure enough, when Bailee and Taryn came over they had their hair perfectly curled, cutest dresses and their shoes matched their dresses (unlike Shaynas)
  • McKenna 4/08 - I had the best dream last night. Mom: What about? McKenna: Snickerdoodles.
  • McKenna and Brennon - 4/08 McKenna: I want to put light blue hightlights in my hair like Klowd 9 - Brennon: I want Lypo.
  • Breea - 4/08 (In a very dramatic manner) "My coach almost killed us today, a few of us threw up, some passed out, she wanted to kill us. I almost threw up."
  • Tessa - 4/08 Talking to Grandma said "The Easter Monster leaves me lipstick under my pillow"
  • Shayna = 4/08 Kayla called from a show but couldnt talk. She said she would call at intermission. Shayna heard me say this and said "Kaylas in her mission?"
  • McKenna - 4/08 "Mom your not fashionable, but you can grow into fashion. It just takes about a month"
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"
  • Tessa 4/08 "Brodey - Lets get this party started"
  • Shayna 3/08 I asked her what she did at the gym daycare center she said "I just cleaned things and organized them"
  • Breea 3/08 While saying a prayer at Grandma and Grandpa Hatchs, she says "Bless the Hatchs". Her grandparents were wondering if she even knew she was their granddaughter.
  • McKenna 2/08 Mom, dont buy meat or sugar, Im turning vetrenarian.
  • Tessa 2/08 Mom: Tessa, your such a good girl. Tessa: I dont say stupid or do bad sings.
  • Tessa 1/08 - She was getting chewed on by the puppy and she was half-laughing saying "Are you evil or not evil?"
  • Shayna (6 years old) - She was mesaging dads back and he said "little harder, I need a deep tissue rub" So she went into the bathroom and got a handfull of toilet paper and stuffed down his shirt (deep tissue)
  • Shayna, 11/12/07 Mom: Shayna, say your prayers and thank Heavenly Father for all your blessings. Shayna (super tired): Thats so much. Do I have to thank him for ALL of them right now?
  • Some of our favorite word to call each other when gas is passed: POOPER MCGOOPER, FARTER MCGARTER, FLUFFER MCGUFFER, CRAPPER MCGRAPPER, AND TOOTER MCGOOTER
  • Danica (2) Yepadottado
  • Tessa (3) "Mom, I luz you and you luz me - weez luverz"
  • Tessa (3) - "Youz fweekn naughty" Mom "Who taught you that?" Tess "yo mom" (Thanks older sisters)
  • Breea 3 years - We have lots of gerds in our famie.
  • Tessa 2 years - Yoooz funny!
  • Tessa would often take off her shoes at church and when we asked her why she kept taking them off she said "my feet are grumpy". I guess it was better than Shayna at that age not wearing underwear to church (many times) We finally had to start doing panty checks before church.
  • Tessa (3) thirteen, fourteen, five-teen
  • McKenna (10 in a couple of weeks) - Mom, please let me go in with you. Mom - why. Mckenna - I saw a sign that said "criminal on the loose" Mom - I promise not to go in, I'll just talk to her at the door. McKenna - Im gonna roll down my window and watch you *tears bubbling up in her eyes. Mom to friend - Is there a sign that says "criminal on the loose" in your neighborhood? Friend - No, just "crime watch" neighborhood sign.
  • Kip, Kip, Kurray!
  • Tessa said "Can you take my brain off" and I asked her why, and she said "Its really so tight" 8/9/07
  • "sorry your such a looser" *pointer finger used as a puppet - McKenna (5)
  • Grandma Guttery was showing Shayna (4) a picture of me pregnant with her and Grandma said "Thats you inside your mamas belly" and Shayna said "She ate me?"
  • I need some Wotion on my Weggs - Tessa 3
  • Guess what guys? If you put the milk back in the refrigerator it will stay cold. - Kayla 17
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"