Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

I don't know about you but I love to eat. Which national holiday is centered around eating? That's right.... Thanksgiving. This year Sean, the kids and I went to my brother, Tom's house. Well really Tom and his wife Vanessa's house. My family was there and Vanessa's family was there too. It was a houseful. We had a great time. There was a lot of Rock Band, food, and chasing of children going on. Here just view the pictures and enjoy.

Not that all Thanksgiving is about is food. I am thankful for many things. Here is my list:
1. My family
2. My home
3. Sean has a job
4. Everyone is healthy
5. We have great friends and family

Be Happy!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Ok, I just went and saw the Twilight movie. Two friends and I went an hour early and we were in the doorway to the theater freezing our butts off. Oh my gosh it was sooooo worth it. I wasn't a big fan of the books, I couldn't grasp the connection between Bella and Edward. After seeing the movie, ummmm, yeah I can see it. I think I am going to have to read the book again sometime. Oy, that man is HOT!!! I want to be his heroin. See the movie you will know what I am talking about and get a giggle ;) The movie was very well made, and the characters were great. Yes, I know I am a 30 something, married with kids woman but geech it was a great love story and had a very handsome lead. What can I say I loved it. I am really looking forward to the next movie coming out. Go and see Twilight and then when it comes out on DVD call me and we can have a Twilight viewing party!

The soundtrack is really good too. iTunes has 3 bonus tracks if you like some of the instrumental stuff and has just the regular 12 track version. Downloading it tonight!

P.S. - Thanks for going with me Tara and Crystal. We will have to do it again when number 2 comes out! Sista Power :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Little Brothers Band

Today Liam and Simon came to me and asked for some pans and spoons. I had no idea what they wanted them for. I followed them into the living room where they proceeded to lay them out and beat them vigorously. They were so cute I had to capture it on "film".

Their first jam session!

Go Liam! Go Simon!

A party wouldn't be a party if Simon didn't pull a Godzilla and stomp on the instruments.

To say the least they had lots of fun and are now napping. Of course there are tons of pans for Mom to clean up, but that is ok with me!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Enrichment Night

For those of you who don't know, I am the Enrichment Leader in our ward at church. Essentially I am the person that gets everything ready and everyone fed. I can not do this alone. I have a committee.
These are the girls. Alice, Shelia, Shanna, Me, Jen, and Kim. We all work together to get entertainment provided and dinner out to everyone that comes. That is what has occupied our time for about the last 3 days.

We have a friend Heidi who used to be on the committee but recently moved to Texas. I figured I would blog her a little bit of home. These pics are for you Heidi.

I know the pictures aren't the greatest. My camera doesn't seem to like the lighting in the church house. Tonight was fun. Someone Shelia works with came with his daughters and they sang, and played the piano and got everyone in the holiday spirit. The food was a hit and everyone enjoyed themselves. The husbands or significant others were invited so they got to eat good food too and not have to scrounge like they usually do on Enrichment Night. Hope you liked the pictures Heidi and that everyone else liked the glimpse into the Logan 13th wards Enrichment Night.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Let's go Jazz!!

Last Wednesday Sean's parents invited all of their children and their spouses to join them in the Zion's Bank suite at the Energy Solutions Arena to watch the Jazz play the Portland Trailblazers. Sean and I finally got to have a night out without kids. It was great. We got dinner, and time to hang out with all the Heiners.

I haven't gotten in the habit of carrying my camera everywhere yet. You never know when a blog moment will hit you, ya know! I have to thank Brandy for remembering her camera and sharing with me. Thanks Brandy.
Forgot to tell you... The Jazz won. Can't remember the score, but they won. (I like to watch just not that great on the remembering the scores or stats, sorry.)

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Picture I promised.

Brandy, Sean's brother's wife, says I don't have enough pictures of myself on here. There is a reason for that. It may be a selfish, self centered one but there you go. I promised I would try more to put my mug on. It is a family blog and I am a member so I am trying. Here is a picture from Halloween of Sean and I. Sorry it took so long.

The Title

People have asked me, Why barnyard tales? To be honest I really have no idea. The day I started this blog I had been cleaning all day and cursing my kids cause the house was such a mess. Odds are I was mumbling to myself "What do they think this is? A barnyard?" I mumble when I am annoyed. It is better than swearing which I am trying not to do. (With little success!) Anyhoo, I finally got to sit down and so something that I wanted to do and noticed that my sister-in-law Amy had just started a blog. Well, hers combined with Brandy's (another sister-in-law) I figured I could start one too. We have tons of pictures that just sit around in the computer and we have family and friends that live out of state so I started one. The title was based on my mood for that day. While thinking of one I looked around the room, which is our bedroom and is always cluttered with various sundry, and mumbled to myself again, "Man, this is a barnyard!"
So there you have it. Barnyard Tales. Tales of what happens in my own personal barnyard. I love my barnyard and the animals that live in it. I would still change the title if I could but I can't so it is growing on me.
So, I invite you to visit our barnyard and enjoy our tales. Leave your comments and just enjoy yourselves.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween with Pumpkins

Yes, it is that time of year. Candy, pumpkins and kids in costumes. Here are some pictures of my monsters on Halloween.

All four together ready to go out Trick or Treating.

Patrick decided he wanted to be called Patricia for the evening, minus the shoes, they hurt his feet!

Grace was a mermaid. She gets custom made costumes made made by Mom!

Liam and Simon were monkeys. I think they only wore their hoods for pictures.

I do have a picture of Sean and I but it is blurry so I am waiting to get a copy from my sister in law. I promise I will post it ASAP.

We finally carved pumpkins on Saturday night. The deal was the kids cleaned the living room and once it was totally done we would carve. Well, it took them about 3 days to realize we were serious and wern't going to do it for them. Saturday night we finally got to carve.

Grace is pouting because she thinks the guts are gross and she has to pull them out herself.

Patrick is working on his Frenchman with his beret and mustache.

Finally done and lit up in the dark!