Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Wiii Bit of Humor

I died laughing when I saw this. My inlaws gave us a Wii and we got Wii Fit. My oldest daughter said, Mom, that's just wrong. Shouldn't we be outside doing this stuff?"

Actually, at this stage of my life, I like the privacy and my quads are killing me!

But this is good for a laugh!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Make 'Em Laugh

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Surprising Emilie for Her 9th Birthday

Cousin Jake
Lizzy and cousin Emilie at San Clemente pier.
Emma and Aunt Dee, beading at the beach!?
Uncle Steve or Karate Kid? You decide.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Aaah, the Freedom to Worship

3rd grader Lizzy
10th grader Alex
6th grader Emma
The impromptu (meaning we have different people every time!) Gospel Choir joined with the 3-6 grade choirs to lead worship this morning. It was a blessing to sing with our kids. And how many opportunities do kids have to participate in leading the congregation to the throne of God? We talked about the responsibility we have as we sing these songs. When we sing "my heart and my soul, Lord I give You control", are we speaking from our own hearts? Is there meaning behind our words? That's the responsibility of leading worship. That there is truth behind our lyrics. The Truth of His Word and the truth of our own hearts being vulnerable and open to worship the Author of Salvation, the One Who is Mighty to Save!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fun with Friends

Sword play
Skull tatoos??!!! (Maddie)
Jefferson's pirate tattoos
and a Tea Party!
and a concert!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jo Bros

Samuel Hamlin, Jefferson, cousin Jackson and my girls
Wow, I didn't think I'd need earplugs. Alex asked me if I brought them. I said, naah, I don't need them, I'm cool!
But NBC was taping the Kristi Yamaguchi Family and Friends Tour, and I guess they really like it when there's screaming in the background while the MCs are talking! Talk about deafening!
And when the Jonas Brothers came out to sing, there was ringing in my ears. It was lots of fun.
The skaters had their families skating in different numbers while the Jonas Brothers or Demi Lovado or Jordan Pruit sang. Some skated to tracs, oh well. It airs on NBC Nov 8 from 4-6EST.

My dear friend Anissa got us a free suite, so we could walk around and eat and have our own private little potty. It was stylin'!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Surprise with the Cousins

After seeing us, Jackson said, "can we do something with the Tutens?" I think he thought we'd just say Hi and leave!! Jack and Jeff were connected at the hip for 2 days.

Ahh, my little sister and me

Harrison (13) Nate (14) Alex (15) Emma (11) Dexter (13).... Lizzy (8) Jeff and Jack (7)

We haven't been to Disneyland with my sister's family since 1997! So we planned a little surprise for the cousins. Who should come walking down Main Street but them? ! Surprise!!! That was so fun
But to top it off, we also got Dream Fastpasses!! We only got 7, but went to City Hall and they completed our family of 12!! What a great day it turned out to be.
These dumb hats don't even fit! At least they were free!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Middle Daughter is 11 Today

Ending our day of shopping with dinner at California Pizza Kitchen with the grandparents and Aunt Dee.
"You Are Special" Emma. Her made-to-order breakfast. Sour cream/Bittersweet chocolate coffee cake, quiches, sausage patties. mmm, healthy!
Sleepy 11 year old
Love the hand-made wrapping paper! Saves money!

Here are the cutest pics of her as a youngster and what I wrote about her. To think I almost didn't get to bring her home from the hospital!! Click HERE