November came and went for me!!

Okay, so there was a scarcity of posts from me this month. I think I made up for some of them the month before ... LOL!

I didn't have my camera out as much as I usually do, was busy with work and school. I will have to do a post on a cigarette discussion I had to have with my 4-year old at his request!

For Thanksgiving we went to Grandma Nez's house for breakfast made by Deb & Brandon for all of us ... thanks you two, it was great!! A few hours later we went to dinner at Chuck-A-Rama with some of Jen's family and Jesse's mom & sister were able to come down from Logan to spend a couple of days with us as well.

Sorry, this picture is from 2 years ago with Jesse's mom & sister. Like I said, I didn't have my camera out as much this past month.

And what happened to November this year??!!


Happy Birthday to ME!!

Since I (Jen) am the only one that does these posts I guess I will have to say, "Happy Birthday!" to myself!!

It is funny, this week I have had 2 people at two different times (that I don't really know) this week tell me that I look like I am 19 ... thanks people! So maybe and hopefully when I am 47 I will look like I am 33?!!

Yesterday morning at 7 o'clock I woke up to a "Happy Birthday" song by Jesse, Ethan & Jacob. With a cute little carrot cake (one of my favorite cakes) with just 4 (thank goodness!!) bright flickering candles, a rose balloon and a musical birthday card. This was a real surprise since none of them said one thing about it to give it away ... not even Jacob!!

Later in the day my nice little 4 year old gave me another (unplanned) gift of a clogged toilet that I tried plunging for 1/2 an hour and gave up on until Jesse got home to snake it for me, I don't care much for doing that part and I didn't know where the snake was anyways ... darn!

That night my sisters Debra & Becky were nice enough to take the boys to see Madagascar 2.

Which they all loved of course, and then fed them a pot roast. Thanks ladies!!

While Jesse & I got to go enjoy our own movie "Eagle Eye", this is a must see action packed movie if you haven't yet. Then we enjoyed a good Brazilian restraunt (Tucanos) with good adult conversaton.

I can't wait to see what the next 33 years will bring for me!

2008 Elections

Our voting poles opened at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Jesse and I got the kids up at 6:00 a.m. to head to the poles with them. Jesse was second in line while I stayed in the van with the boys while they watched 'Curious George'. Ten minutes before the poles opened the boys & I went inside to stand in line with Jesse, by then the line was out the door. A lot of people were impressed that we would bring our kids at that age that early in the morning with us to vote and told us what a good example we are, to show them that voting is an important thing.

So to all of you parents, even if you did not take your kids that early in the morning to the poles ... you still had to wait in line for a long time with your kids and that is a challenge in itself!! Thank you for being such good examples to them!

In closing I would just like to say thank you to all of you California voters who got out there to vote yes on Prop 8. And I know quite a few of you really pulled up your arm sleeves and actually helped to arrange rally's, went door-to-door, made phone calls, etc. for this to pass. This wasn't just for you, but for the rest of the United States. Thank you again and congratulations.

Preserving the Institution of Marriage