Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy all in one week!

Well today while Megan was at work Kiera came to me and said Dad I think my tooth is loose. I said sure whatever and kind of played with her top teeth and wiggled them but not real loose. She went away and pretty soon came back and said dad look! I looked and to my surprise she was holding a tooth! She pulled out "her first baby tooth" as she would say. She is so proud no tears and did it all by herself.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

What a WEEK

What a week we have had. Lots of Family, Friends, Food, and Fun. Thanks to all who have made this Christmas a very special one. Here is a look back on a fun filled week.

Sunday--what a blast. Soup and white elephant gifts with some friends!

This is the song that never ends-yes it goes on and on my friends!!!

If small children are around--close their eyes!!
Who's butt is that?

Monday--Bowling with my MOM and brothers--Yes my mother beat me

(I think my wrist is broken)

Uncle Kiel showing Dryson how to do it! It was so great to have him home!

Kiera thinking she is hot stuff!

Lots of FUN--Thanks MOM Tuesday--Food and Fun and did I mention Football. So we all were mad that night after our beloved Boise State lost by one point! ONE POINT (looks like we owe some $ taco's Scott)

Wednesday--We hade Christmas with the Patterson's. We did it at the church. We ate peaches and sausage, played eight base(my legs are still killing me) and opened presents. We promised Orion and Wynne that we would show Kiera and Dryson opening their gifts so here it is.

We also had Christmas Eve with my Grandma Hanks. We had lots of food and after we eat we always have a talent show. The last few years it has just been teenagers and young and old adults. We are starting to have little kids again and the talent is starting to come back. This song is one that I did as a little girl with my cousins and my Grandma thought it would be neat to have our kids do it. So here it is-

Christmas Morning--Opening presents:

Dryson: got his fishtank with gold fish

Kiera: got her Bike -I'm not sure how many men it takes to put training wheels on that Santa forgot!

Megan: got a new pillow!

Leigh: got his 30-06 gun (thanks Randy:)

All and all it was a great Christmas week. It is great to spend time with family and reflect on the reason for the season. We hope 2009 brings along as many wonderful memories as 2008 did.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Using your fire hose!

So we've beeen trying to persuade Dryson into start trying to use the potty. Well tonight while we were driving we were talking about being a big boy and using the potty. This is how the conversation went.....
Leigh: Dryson it's about time you start using your fire hose to go potty in the toilet
Dryson: No Dad!
Kiera: Dryson but that's what firemen do.
Dryson: Don't say that Wearwa (Kiera)!
followed by lots of laughter and a pouty face.

Monday, December 8, 2008


We got the pleasure of watching Jenica's puppy Bubba over Thanksgiving break. My kids loved Bubba. They drug him everywhere they went. Up the stairs, down the stairs, outside, inside, everywhere that poor puppy could go. Dryson would say "where Bubba go" and they would go chase him down. Kiera was in tears and I mean tears when he had to go home on Sunday. Leigh promised that one day she could get a dog... Just NOT now. I think that when she gets married and has her own house would be a perfect time for that DOG!!!!!

Thanks BUBBA for the rockin good time.

Monday, December 1, 2008


So the last two times I have taken the kids with me shopping it hasn't failed that we run into a man with a long white beard and a little belly Dryson then screams SANTA!!!!!! and continues to scream SANTA SANTA SANTA until the man acknowledges him and we say you better be good he is watching you everywhere!! I am not sure if all these men stay in their homes until December or what but I never see them until Christmas time. I sure hope my kids are good so the real Santa might come to our house.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

So as usual in our family on Thanksgiving Day, I am at home with the kids cleaning, cooking (not so much I was asked to bring a relish tray -- Costco makes great relish trays) and laundry while Leigh is playing Football. He will come home and not be able to move so I will have to get the kids ready for dinner and anything else that needs to be done--
Isn't Thanksgiving GREAT!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Family. Thanks Kiel for your service I hope wherever you are they are making you a great Thanksgiving dinner. We can't wait to see you in a couple weeks!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pee Diddy

5 things he loves:
1. His Daddy's girl Kiera, His mama's boy Dryson, and his HOT wife
2. Butterfly Kisses at night

3. Sports- I don't think it really matters what kind -Just NOT SOCCER

4. Woodworking-especially when it is for fun and not just another project for me!
5. Being in the outdoors--fishing, hunting, camping, horseback riding

5 things on his to do list:
1. Make 20 frames(thanks hunny)

2. Play football on Thanksgiving Day
3. Vinyl, Vinyl, and more Vinyl

4. Grade all the 6 page papers he made is classes write(who assigns a 6 page paper )
5. Go Christmas shopping ! :)

5 foods he enjoys:
1. Panda Express
2. I think everything minus spagetti, ramon noodles, and mac and cheese (all the easy stuff)
3. Steak
4. Texas Roadhouse--ribs

5. BBQ--he really loved Jacks BBQ is Nashiville, TN

5 things you might not know about him:
1. He wins a lot of things from the radio, internet, my coke rewards
2. He weighed 10 pounds 6 ounces at birth

3. He has taken anger mangement and passed with a gold sticker( I know this might supprise some of you)

4. He has NEVER lost a wrestling match against anybody:)
5. He drove from Cascade to the ER with his pinky finger almost cut off in about an hour

2 places he's lived: he doesn't like change much
1. Kuna, ID
2. Balitmore, MD

5 quirky things about him:
1. He collects lint in his belly button ( I am not sure if most men do)
2. He loves to craft, all the ladies love him at craft night
3. He has never driven me the hospital to have our children-nice work
4. He has more fun in his classes then the kids do
5. He has to sleep with a cold pillow

I tag whoever wants to do this

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Craft Show

Words of Wisdom
Christmas Craft Show

Friday Nov. 21st 3pm-7pm
Saturday Nov 22nd 9am-2pm
2140 w Caliret (Crimson Point sub)
Come get all your Christmas shopping done without the crowds and lines.
.Tiles .Intarsia
.Glass Blocks .BSU Gifts
. Frames .Custom Clocks
.Stackers .Wood Crafts
.Block Letters . Signs
.Magnetic Boards .Vinyl Lettering
And Much, Much More
Special orders guaranteed by Christmas!

This is what happens...

when Kiera is in charge of getting her brother dressed for the day. His dad would be so proud!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

New Cousin

Congrats to Todd and Nichole Durrant!!

Paiton Jo Durrant has arrived. 6 lbs 15 oz 22 inches long
Kiera is sooo excited to have a new baby cousin.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Go Orange Go Big Blue

Fight, Fight, BSU
Saturday my Dad gave us his season tickets seats for a hot date. My "sister-in-law" Jenica :) and my brother Luke came with us. At the start of the second quarter we(the girls) went out to get something to eat for the boys and when we came back we decided to have a good time. We were chest-bumping like the guys do and yelling (it was a very boring game). We had a great time, but Leigh and Luke thought we had made a detour for the beer garden. Just having FUN guys!!! Thanks Dad for the great afternoon. I also have to thank Grandma (Jenica's mom) my kids were really calling her that by the end of the night:) for watching Kiera and Dryson. After the game we played games at the Cotterells and lets just say I'm not sure Luke knows what Yoga is! Also watch out for his ability to sculpt almost anything out of clay! Thanks for the Laughs


Craft night will be Thurs Nov 20th. Ck out wowvinylletters.blogspot.com for all the info. Thanks

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Family Pictures

Last week we had family pictures taken. Mandie Anderson a friend of my brothers took them. She did a great job (I would highly recommend). She is so affordable and spends as much time as needed to get great pictures. Check out her blog capturedmomentsbymandie.blogspot.com

Halloween Pages

A couple scrapbook pages of Halloween!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trick or Treat (smell my feet)

Thats right give me something good to eat! Holy cow my kids got loaded up with candy, playdough, pencils, crowns, earings, lipgloss, cars, balls, and did I mention CANDY. I have very spoiled kids but people seem to love them. We have some great friends who have 2 kids(one in college and one in High School). He called us up Friday morning and had to make sure we where coming to his house. He had gotten each of the kids a bucket full of things they would like. He got Kiera a princess dress up thing and as soon as she put everything on she walked passed his fireplace looked into it and said "I AM CUTE". After Grandma Teri's, Grandma and Grandpa Hanks, Papa Durrant, Grandma and Grandpa Patterson's, the Castoe's, and the Kerbs we really didn't need to go anywhere else but we had already told the Francis Family we would go have dinner and trick or treat with them. Kiera had a blast and Dryson loved it (he was just a little to slow for all the older kids) I ended up dropping Dryson off halfway through the neighborhood and then we finished. We had great weather (the best I can remember) and great company.

What a cute GIRAFFE!!

Say cheese Dryson!

Thanks to a great neighbor who had a giraffe and zebra costume, It's a jungle out there!

Kids with Grandma Teri

Trick or Treat!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sugar Cookies

So for a fun relaxing Sunday afternoon Kiera decided that she wanted to make Sugar Cookies. I got the dough ready after dinner and after a quick nap and a trip to Grandma Patterson's for a pumkin cutout we were off. The cookies turned out great! Grandpa Durrant and Luke came to visit and even decorated a couple cookies.

Leigh put frosting on Dryson's nose. He sayed "no nice daddy"

Luke being to cool to frost a sugar cookie

Grandpa and Kiera

What a Great Mom!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I am having my first craft night October 28th (which is next Tuesday) from 6:30-projects are done and you are ready to go home! I am trying to make this a fun, kids free, night to get your projects done. Listed below are the projects for the night. If you have any requests for future nights(hopefully once a month) let me know. Reply to the post or email me @ wowvinyl@msn.com to get your projects ordered. The cost covers everything you will need to finish your project!

Give Thanks Board

Harvest Blocks

Have an Attitude of Gratitude Glass Block


Words of Wisdom Blog!

I have had a lot of people ask me to start a blog on top of our website so that it gets updated more often so here it is! wowvinylletters.blogspot.com

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Beauty Queens

The girls decided since Leigh and Grandpa Patterson were entertaining the kids we would would go to Jenica's salon and have our hair done. I had been there that morning and since my hair looked so good they wanted the same. Their hair turned out great(as always) Jenica is the best!!


AFTER! Don't they look good!

Thanks girls for a great Night OUT!
If you would like to look as good as us call Jenica @ 899-5509

Time with Cousins

After the parade it started to rain and it was so cold there was no way that we wanted to go watch the game so we had Emillee, Jackson, Orion, Wynne, ReNae, and Mylie over to have pizza and do whatever. The kids love to spend time with cousins.

Kiera had found candy necklaces, that you had to make, at the store and the kids loved making them.
Jackson and Dryson
Dryson loved EATING the candy. Go figure!

Orion, Kiera, Dryson, and Jackson. Spending time with cousins is the best.

Homecoming Parade

To start off, it was so cold outside that we were some of the only people on the street. We had to judge the floats and that was the only reason we decided to go. Leigh's sister Emillee was here from Rexburg so they are climatized to the weather and braved it with us. THANKS!!! We got lots and lots of candy for a 10 minute parade. Leigh kept saying to the kids "is that all you got" and they would throw more.
It was so cold outside we had to break out the winter coats.
Waiting for the parade to start

Look at all that candy!

The kids found more candy after they searched the sidewalks!

The senior float had something to do with KFH(Kentucky Fried Hawk) and threw this chicken bone! All we want is CANDY!!!