May 17, 2002

Friday, February 3, 2012

Tyrus' 5th birthday!

So he did it. :( He turned 5 even though I told him not to. I can't believe how big he is getting, it makes me sad and happy all at the same time. Here are a few pics from his birthday.

It started with James and I decorating after he had gone to sleep.

Birthday breakfast...powdered doughnuts, his favorite

and a present to start off the day

Next off to lunch with grandma and grandpa Tharp at Wendy's (Tyrus' choice) with more presents of course

Snoopy notebook

Charlie Brown pencils

Next to grandma England's. She sent him a card in the mail but I thought it would be fun to have him open it at her house.

"MOM LOOK 3 DOLLARS" (5 dollar bill) he was so excited. As soon as we got home he wanted me to put it in his piggy bank.

We headed home to wait for dad to get home from work then we were off again.....dinner at Wingers

I guess this is supposed to be their 'crazy' faces.

new Mario figurines (Yoshi and Toad)

Then it was off to the movie (longest hour and a half of mine and James life)

Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Then off to Iceberg for his free birthday shake. Then finally home to do what else? Open more presents of course :)

More Mario and Snoopy stuff his current favorite.

I know it was Ty's birthday, but I couldn't resist putting this pic on here, he just is too darn cute!


It was a really fun day, and more fun to come on Monday with his birthday party with all the extended family.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Coming August 31, 2012!!!

So just before Christmas we found out we were having a baby. My first appointment was on January 18th, which put me at 10 1/2 weeks. I have been terribly sick and so tired I could sleep for days. I went in and my doctor said I felt more like 8 weeks, not 10 1/2 so she ordered me an ultra sound to get my dates for sure. Friday the 20th I went in. The second she put the thing-a-ma-jig on my belly she says, 'well there's two sacks'. WHAT?!? I had to ask what she meant cause I was too flustered, she said, 'there are two babies'. Yep TWINS!!! I am still in shock, and I really wish I could see all your faces right now, I love seeing the shock! Sadly I was alone in the ultra sound because I thought it was no big deal and James could come to the ultra sound when we find out what our BABY is. Well he will be there, just to find out what our BABIES will be. We are so excited and still freaking out, a lot. But we have 7 months to prepare, although I really hope it is more like 6. Here are the ultra sound pics!!! I usually look at these daily to make sure it wasn't just some crazy dream.

I hope to blog more especially cause my sister Becki is teaching English in Ukraine (you can check out her blog here ) and this way she can see me getting fatter and fatter and fatter and.........etc.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Family Pics

We had my cousin Kim and her husband Tim take our family pics this year. I absolutely love them!

the whole family

Becki, James, Holli, Tegan, Jeffrey, Tyrus, Stan,
JoDean, Camberlea, Easton, Andrea, Dallin,
Steven, Brenna, Staci

the girls

Staci, Becki, JoDean, Andrea, Holli

Becki, Staci, Camberlea, JoDean, Andrea, Brenna, Holli

the boys

Steven, Jeffrey, Stan, James

Steven, Easton, Jeffrey, Dallin, Stan, Tyrus, James, Tegan

brothers and sisters

Holli, Jeffrey, Becki, Steven, Staci

grandma and grandpa with all the grandkids

JoDean, Stan
Dallin, Camberlea, Brenna, Tegan, Tyrus, Easton

our family



Thursday, July 7, 2011

recipe blog

Hey, I just wanted to let everyone know, I started a recipe blog. I wanted to share some good dinner ideas (that are usually easy) with everyone. Check it out!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

72 hour kits

So today I have been super sidetracked. I start with one thing, then move to another and do 5 more things before I realize I was in the middle of the first thing.
Anyway...I have been thinking about 72 hour kits lately. (James says I am SOOOOO over-prepared, but I would rather have too much than not enough. I think he has finally given up and just lets me do my thing.) Both my boys have theirs updated and complete, so that is good, but James and I would be screwed. The problem is my boys are 4 and 19 months, and the amount of stuff you are supposed to put in a 72 hour kit makes them SUPER heavy. I was thinking I needed to do something about it. So I worked on their kits today (and hope to get mine and James done by tomorrow) and this is what I came up with. I hope some of this info is useful to you.

First the bag. They need to be able to carry it. So I have been thinking a rolling bag would be perfect. Done! James got some freebees from an old job and they are perfect!

Next clothes. It is really hard to get 3 sets of clothes for each child. So I bought one pair of sweats for each boy (2 sizes too big). That way if it is cold they will be warm, if it is hot we can cut them off. Obviously they will be wearing a pair of something (hopefully, like clothes or jammies) when something happens and you have to leave immediately. So that gives you at least 2 pairs of clothing. I did put in 3 pairs of socks (and underwear) for each one and 1 pair of shoes at least one size bigger than they wear currently. The reasoning for the bigger size is so I can leave them in longer and not always have to buy new, but also I hate to buy new clothes that fit them currently and them never wear them. So when the clothes I have for Ty in his kit start to fit him (they are 5T) I will get them out and buy one new pair (probably 7-8) that how the sizes go? I haven't gotten to that yet.

Food. I did find millions of websites that tell you how much food to put in a 72 hour kit per person. I even found menu's from stuff I have gotten from relief society, etc. Here is a sample menu:

3 pkg oatmeal
3 apple ciders
2 granola bars
1 pack of gum
3 pkg hot choc
2 fruit snacks
3 ramen
3 plastic spoons
3 beef jerky
2 cans fruit
2 rolls lifesavers
1 gal water for cooking & 2 liters water per person per day

breakfast lunch dinner snacks
1 oatmeal 1 jerky 1 ramen 3 lifesavers
1 hot choc 1 granola bar 1 can fruit 1 piece gum
1 apple cider

1 oatmeal 1 ramen 1 jerky 3 lifesavers
1 hot choc 1 can fruit 1 fruit snack 1 pc gum
1 apple cider

1 oatmeal 1 jerky 1 ramen 2 lifesavers
1 hot choc 1 fruit snack 1 granola bar 1 pc gum
1 apple cider

In ours we also have canned tuna (that opens without a can opener), raisins and the individual kool aid packets that you can add to a bottle of water. I also have thrown in salt packets from restaurants, finger wipes and even honey from KFC (good on oatmeal). There are also ketchup packets you can throw in as well. My kids could live off ketchup!

Kids stuff. Toys! Yes they will be bored to tears and also need something to distract them from the chaos. I put in toys from Wendys, McDonalds, etc. I also put in books from either the dollar section at Target or the kids meals from Chick-Fil-A. I also put in crayons and coloring books. Each of my boys also has a blanket.

Money. Each of my boys has a container with money in it. I have chosen to use the snack pack chips ahoy or oreo cookies....the on the go containers. I just wash them out and fill them with change. If I have a dollar laying around I will throw that in. Both my kids have 13 dollars in cash (5's and 1's) and the rest filled with change. Also in it I put a paper with their names eye color, hair color, weight, height, who their parents are with phone numbers and also both sets of grandparents with their numbers. In case they get lost. I just thought of this but an address would probably be good as well.

Personal items. Soap, shampoo, lotion, medicine (childrens tylonal, teething gel), poncho, washcloths, also a full package of baby wipes (I just replace them everytime I update their kits, usually every 6 months, so they don't have a chance to dry out), hand warmers, flashlights with extra batteries. Diapers....definately need diapers.

Anyway...I don't know if this helps anyone, or if anyone even cares. But I love to do it! Hope it gets you motiviated like it does me!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tyrus and Tegan

I had my awesome sister Becki take some pictures of my boys... Tegan: 18 months

It was hard to get good pictures of him cause he is always on the go.

Tyrus: 4 years old