Friday, May 30, 2008

Sharing in some fun with the neighbors!

Some of our back neighbors got a new water slide and they invited the kids over to play!
It was great! K'Leigh going down the slide!

I opened the back door to check on the kids and Hannah saw what was going on, I shut the door and was talking to Trent and then went looking for Hannah, she went through the doggy door, and was on her way over there. So I ran and got a suit and swim diaper. She LOVED it and thought it was so fun!

McKay's favorite part the squirt gun!

I tried to get her to come home and she was having none of it. Even with BLUE lips, she is a crack up.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Strawberry Whipped Sensation

So I found this yummy recipe, and I thought I would share it with you guys!
4 cups fresh Strawberries, divided
1 can (14 oz.) Sweetened condensed milk
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 tub cool whip
8 Oreo's
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
Line 8x4 inch loaf pan with foil. Mash 2 cups of strawberries in large bowl. Stir in sweetened condensed milk, juice and 2 cups of the cool whip; pour into pan.

Top with combined chopped cookies and butter, press into mixture. Cover.

Freeze at least 6 hours. To serve, invert onto plate. Remove foil. Frost with remaining cool whip. Top with remaining strawberries, sliced.

Just a suggestion if you don't eat it all I think it needs to go back in the freezer. We put it in the fridge and it kind of melted.

Trent wants me to make a blog just for us bloggers to exchange recipes. He wants variety, I guess! Anyone interested let me know.

Thank You

While we went up north to be with Trent's dad we left the kids with some wonderful people.
The first night and next day one of our good friends Linda Sorensen and her family had them.
Then she took them to Danyette Gladwell another good friend and they got to have a sleep over there. Then she took them to another set of good friends Amy Rosquist to play for the day.
It is so wonderful to live in a small town and to have such wonderful friends that we all love and adore. We can not thank you guys enough for helping us out in our rough patches.
The kids had a great time and I made sure to take this picture as soon as I got home so that I could blog it that night. I am kind of a slacker though. Thank you all once again.

The BEST day ever!!

Today Mike got his breathing tube out!! He can talk now. He said the worst thing in the world was that stupid tube! The other thing he said was you can not lock up someone that has been a cop for thirty years and not tell him what is going on. They had to restrain his hands so that he would not pull his tube out.
He also said that he would push the nurse button and they would come over the intercom and say do you need something?
That really made him mad because he could not tell them what he needed.

All is well now he got moved up to the Medical ICU and was eating ice chips when we left so I think we are Huntsman Bound shortly.

On our trip to The University of Utah today!


We came to see Grandpa Mike when he got real sick so I packed kind of fast. I packed one pair of pants (I thought it was the end of May or something!) So I wear them for two days straight and they had already been worn once so they definetly needed a washing. We wake up and I get dressed in a pair of shorts . Well we walked outside and it was so not warm. Mike's room is also a freezing place. So I went and bought a pair of yoga's !Yes this would be hail on my car!!

Flooded streets of Salt Lake!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Communication with the STUPID Tube

Tonight we figured out that we could untie his hands and have papa write to us.

"Tomorrow Huntsman"

"Don't have to get up to pee
Don't chose Food
Can't Talk

"Tanya? Wipe Mouth
Shopping list at Huntsman
Blue Peanut Foam -Trent What? Sleep
Diet Caffiene free Dew
25 single plastic CD cases - Trent why? HAWAII
25 cd'sA+or-R"

Grandpa you are a great sport. You are always thinking. You need to rest and we will take care of the rest!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

New Blog Design is your new blog. We are jealous of it. If you don't like it send it back our way! Sorry about losing your sidebar stuff. You'll have to go back and add it and your music.
Loves from~autumn and jax

Saturday, May 24, 2008

McFarland's Fun House!!

On Saturday, Will McFarland invited us over for a BBQ and some fun in a jump house!
The Kids loved it and thought it was a great time even Hannah!
Hannah going down backwards!

McKay we thought for sure was going to break bones!

K'Leigh the conservative one!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Visitng Grandpa Mike

On Friday we fot to go and see PaPa. It was great, we got a huge family picture(thank you to Julie Sharp) It was great to see him!!

McKay, Grandpa and Hannah

K'Leigh and McKay and Grandpa!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Our Grandpa

Most of you all know this now, but for posterity reasons I am blogging it also.
On May 14, 2008 we were saddened to find out that our Grandpa's Cancer has came back.
We have had six months of a cancer free grandpa and we got to do lots of fun things with him. We got to go to Hawaii and the most recent thing that we got to share with him is K'Leigh's baptism. He was given the chance to speak on Baptism and he did an excellent job!
The whole time he was at our house for the baptism Hannah would run around the house saying PaPa. These words are so precious to us all.
Our treatment plan this time around is, he has started an intense round of Chemo Therapy, they put a central line into his heart yesterday. Then they will give him a couple weeks off to build his strength up and then we are so blessed to have a sibling bone marrow match. His sister Aunt DeAnn, a million thank you's will never repay you for the pain that they will both go through but it will be worth it.

Grandpa Mike seems to be pretty comfortable. He is always wondering what the kids, Trent and I are doing? He NEVER complains and he is always their to make you smile.
We love you and are thankful for you in our lives!!!

K'Leigh just wanted to say "Hi" grandpa and that she hopes you are feeling well. She hopes to see you soon.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Thirty minutes away from MOM.....

Tonight we left the children home with a neighbor girl, while we went to the viewing of Brody.
We left the home at 5:45 and return around 6:15 and we found RED food coloring all over our pretty room carpet.
K'Leigh thought it would be a good idea to make a drink. I have no idea how to get it out.
This child has been the highlight of our house hold since she was born. If their is a mess she will get into it!!

I love my three children and would have it no other way! But PLEASE why me today?!?!?!

Brody J Harwood

Brody J. Harwood
May 26,2004- May 14, 2008

This is the little guy that I have talked about on my blog before. He was born with Junes Syndrome and he was not given much time to live, but he lived a long and fought a hard life. I have learned so much from this little family they are so strong and they are a true inspiration to me and my family.
I want to share a poem that his Grandfather wrote, which is Trent's Chief.

The storms of life seem to visit us all,
and it don't really matter who we are.
Some storms are light, and just flurry on by,
and some shake us clear to the core.

Some storms come in so hard and fast,
we don't know it until they've gone by.
And some come in kind of slow, then they stay,
and all we can do is ask why.

And why do some folks have more storms than others?
It aint right and just seem fair.
Cause Brody, who's my Schubby buddy,
has certainly had more than his share.

Now I know God's a watchin', lookin' over us all,
but sometimes it just don't seem right.
A little boy like Brody, barely four years old,
just the thought of it makes my jaw tight.

Well I guess Brody must be special in God's eyes,
cause the storms of life are meant to make us tough.
And the storms that he and his family have seen,
Well they're almost more than enough, yet....

With each new storm that seems to enter his life,
Brody just keeps beating the odds.
I guess he hasn't fulfilled his full purpose in life,
he's not ready to return to the Gods.

So we'll hold our angel just as long as we can,
and we'd love him every single day.
And we'll fight the storms right there beside him,
just as long as he's willing to stay.

Greg Harwood

Friday, May 16, 2008

McKay's Kindergarten Graduation!!

McKay and his teacher Mrs.Brown
McKay and some of his class mates chose to recite, Hey Diddle Diddle the cat and the Fiddle. He did so well, we are so proud of you buddy:)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Who could ask for anything else!

I am so thankful to have the chance to raise these three wonderful children! They are such a light in my life. I am so grateful for the home made waffles in bed. The home made gifts I received from the children. My husband is the absolute best.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Baptism Luncheon

We had a great lunch after the baptism . We went to the Aurora Park and had sandwich's , yummy salads and lots of yummy dessert.
Auntie Laura, Aunt Autumn, Hannah, Aunt Jacci and Baby Sophie!

Hannah always up for a good love from her second mommy, Auntie Autumn!
Most of our friends joined us to celebrate this special day!
All the Aunt's enjoying the good food. The boys were off playing horse shoes.
Grandpa Mike had all the big kids and was pushing them. They had such a good time!

K'Leigh's Special Day

Look how BEAUTIFUL!!

K'Leigh and her dad getting ready for the big moment!
K'Leigh was so cold after! The water was warmer than we have heard some of her friends got to experience!!
This day was so special!!
K'Leigh, Torri Sharp and Camry

Our Baptisim Day, starts out on the wrong foot!

So Trent thinks, my brother's are coming into town we will need an activity. So he sets up his horse shoes, gives them a try and then it all went crazy. He hit our irrigation line and water was spraying everywhere!

This is the culprit!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I Love You, Honey

Today was a very exciting day at my house. My husband gave me an early Birthday present, the LG ENV! I love it and I am having so much fun with it!!

Look it has a full key board and it is so easy to text on.

There is a story to this phone, we are with Verizon and you get a new phone every two years. Trent has a phone that can not even receive pictures, send texts. I have attempted to get him a new one but he says that they break and he just has to go back to old faithful anyways.
So we got this promotion in the mail and we could get this phone for free after a fifty dollar mail in rebate, so I told him to get it and he had a list of excuses why he did not want it. So he called and ordered it for me. It was suppose to be for my birthday Monday, but I begged and he gave in!
Thanks guys, I love it!!!