Thursday, August 12, 2010

Been a while

It's been a while since my last post - a long while. Hee hee hee. We'll give this another go around. If you read this and would like to see another post then respond or comment to this one and I'll see what I can whip up for y'all.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I am back!

I am sure everyone has missed me and the wait has been a long one. But - have no fears - I am back. (To be honest, I am surprised that I remembered my password.) I have been quite busy with family, school, and work. Thankfully, I am done with classes for a few weeks and, courtesy of a few sick kids, I have some extra time around the house to update my blog. My pictures/blogs will probably be completely random and out of order as far as time wise goes but I figure anything is better than the nothing that has been going on for the past four months! So, stay tuned . . . (hee hee hee. I know - you have all heard that one before) . . . I'll be right back.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

in Utah

The kids and I are in Utah for a family reunion! Wahoo. We had a good drive up here, making a few unscheduled stops for Jaden to go to the bathroom, and stopping overnight in Cedar City, Utah. We are also meeting all sorts of family for the first time and then some that it has simply been so long that it feels like the first time. The boys are running amuck (however you spell that) with some of my cousins that are around their age. (weird!) I don't have pictures for everyone yet, that may have to wait until I return to AZ, but I'm taking lots of them so keep checking back. Love everyone and we'll be seeing you . . . Jori and family

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Shake your booty

*The videos are backwards - so watch the second one first, then the first one.* I got tired of my boys fussing and crying every time they fell or got hurt, etc so I told them to shake it off and we started singing the "Shake, shake, shake. Shake your booty" song whenever they got hurt. They love it. In these videos they weren't hurt or anything, they were just going around the house singing it.

Fun, random pics

One of the boys favorite games - Andon pretends to be asleep and they come and attack him and he starts tickling them and/or wrestling etc. 7/25/09 I think we were watching Aladdin on tv and Troy conked out on his Uncle DJ. All that extra padding must have been too much for him! =P It wasn't late or anything - it was before I went to my parents house for dinner - so that must be what it was. 7/19/09
Aunt (not ant) Michelle and Uncle Josh holding their nephew Brolan. 7/19/09

If I could use only two words to describe this puzzle it would have to be frustratingly annoying. It is suppossed to be for three year olds and up. It took a three yr old and at least four other adults to put it together. Literally. It wasn't that the others just liked doing puzzles and so wanted to assist - it was Jaden and my dad couldn't figure it out so I jumped in to help and when I couldn't get more than two pieces together Josh and Michelle joined in the 'fun'. It was quite the experience. Needless to say, that puzzle got put away for a much later date. 7/19/09

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wednesday, July 29th

Before, I had problems when dropping the kids off at the gym - today I had problems when leaving. I left the gym today with all three kids crying. Jaden was crying because he lost his squirt gun, Brolan because he was tired and I had put him down to look for the squirt gun, and Troy because he didn't want to leave. (sigh) But we had a blast later swimming with Josh&'chelle. (my brother and sis-in-law) Unfortunately I don't have any pics - but we had a lot of fun. At first Jaden wouldn't get in the pool because he was scared of the 'shark'. Michelle finally asked him, "Is the shark going to eat you?" He said, "No." With the sound reasoning of an adult, she asked, "Then what are you afraid of?" "I don't know." =) Once Michelle had coaxed him into the water he had fun jumping off the diving board onto her. Once, he even managed to knock her out of her flotation ring thing and take it over. Troy, on the other hand, wouldn't let me put on his swimsuit with the built in flotations and was balling his head off when I tried to put those ring things on his arm. I eventually gave up and he ran around throwing things in the pool (nothing that didn't belong there, of course) and jumping into Josh's arms. And of course we had our squirt guns! Those were fun. hmmmmm . . . how many times have I used the word 'fun'? I'm too tired to type anymore this evening. Actually, the TV is going in the background and I can't concentrate worth beans. So, that's all for now.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Monday, July 27th
Wahoo! I am so excited. I lost two pounds this last week and I didn't have any problems when dropping the kids off at the kidzone! Yeah!!!!!!!!!! Troy used to cry for the first little bit after dropping him off but today he just ran in and started playing and didn't even say goodbye to me!