Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Bunny!!!

It was an exciting day Easter. First of all the Easter Bunny came to our house! JD woke up to find his basket full of jelly bean eggs, a chocolate bunny, Reese's peanut butter eggs, peeps, and other Easter yummies! The first word that came from him that morning was,"egg". Thank you Easter Bunny for visiting our house. Oh and the bunny left me a note saying it was OK for Johnny and I to eat from Williams basket since he's a bit to small still. Johnny thanks him for that :).
The bunny also said in the note all of the eggs where hidden at Great Grandma Hanson house where JD would have to find them. So we emptied the chocolate from the basket and away we went. It was fun spending time with all of Johnny's family before his Aunt had to go back home to AZ. All of the kids waited in the garage for the hunt to begin. When JD laid eyes on the basketball he forgot what he was there for. He truly his is fathers son. After much forcing, Johnny was able to help him find about a dozen eggs before he gave up to play basketball with dad.
William and I followed JD and Johnny around during the hunt, but as soon as JD gave up we went inside to warm up since Washington Easters never seem to be sunny:(
Later we hopped into the car and headed to Gandma Hanson house. Aunt Kristy and Ryan announced they are getting married! We had a family home evening and played games. It was my first time playing Texas Hold'em and I WON!!!! Of course the girl from Texas should be the one to win :). It was a long Easter Sunday but one that will always be remembered! Oh and next year Easter Bunny could you leave a basket just for Johnny and I please? Thanks a bunch!
JD Loves his baby brother!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thank You Time!!!

I’m truly amazed at all the loving friends and family I have in my life. I want to send out a THANK YOU to every one I know and a few more “thank you” s I was pondering about today. First of all of the Sun! We don’t get to see him much but lately he’s been showing his face more. A special Thank You to my Dad for teaching me the love of gardening. With the Sun coming around more I get to go outside and play in the yard. One of my favorite smells is freshly mowed lawn. I remember one summer at our house in Tenino my daily chore was to pick a bucket full of weeds a day. At the time I hated it but now I love the look of fresh dug into dirt!
Next a special person who gave me her hardly used double stroller! Last year we went out to eat with her and her family and she was talking about a yard sale she was putting on. I’d been on Craig’s list looking for a cheap stroller since William was due in a few short months. When I asked her if she had one I was willing and ready to buy it from her. Instead she wouldn’t except the money and said she’d rather give it to someone she knew who would use it. Again thank you Mr. Sun for coming out so I can use my double stroller with both boys!

And to my Sister! I asked her if I could have her Hunger Games books and she gave them to me! She introduced me to them and I’ve read all three, twice since! Later this year their going to make it into a movie and I hope we get to see it together. Not only did she give me her books but a bunch of clothes for my boys. Her boys had out grown some and mine are the perfect size. Thank you so much Big Sis I Love YA!!!

And my Mom. She found me the best orange shoes ever!!! Orange is my favorite color. The best part is she found them at a yard sale and they just happened to be my size. Worn only once or twice in their lives they were calling out to my mom,” Buy us. Your Daughter will love us” . They now have great home with me. I’ll wear them many times over until I cant wear them no more.

And finally my Husband. Sadly he recently lost an Uncle close to him. In three days he put together an Amazingly beautiful video tribute of him and made copies for his family. Johnny had pictures and home movies and put them all to music. He did such a good job that I cried and I had barely knew his uncle. He will be missed greatly. Below is the link to view the video on Johnny's facebook. Thank You everyone who has touch my life and I send out I LOVE YOU to ya’ll!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

You got a friend in me

Two little boys and one lonely frog equals a good time had in grandpa’s back yard. J.D. has a cousin who is only 8 weeks younger then him and already they are best friends. J.D. calls him Ad-der so of course that’s what I call him, though it’s not his real name. One week ago my poor mom thought it would be fun to have all 8 grandsons over for spring break. Little did she know that’s 8 boys 9 years old and younger. One crazy boy filled week. But before my Sisters three boys and two of my sister-in-law boys came there was just a day for the best friends Ad-der and J.D. These two little boys share everything. From cups to toys, and even a cold which later was passed to our entire family.

On this day my dad came home from work and mowed his yard. In the back yard he found a poor little frog jumping away for dear life. I just had to show the boys and the poor little thing kept them entertained for about half an hour. They were jumping with it and pointing and the only words that came to them where,” FROG”.  I was even able to put it in J.D. hand for about 2 min. Then it was time to say good-bye to the little frog and continue our game of football!

All of the cousins!