Monday, November 9, 2009

New Blog!

I've started a new blog. There are several people who have told me they visited my blog with much disappointment since I haven't posted in like....well, a while.

You can visit busy ems family dot blogspot dot com....except with NO spaces in between.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Skating on Thin Ice!

Yesterday we went over to Nana & Papa's house for a BBQ. The kids saw their pond was frozen over and thought they would be daring and test the waters...Garrett first (of course) then all followed suit. Phone in hand...I allowed them their freedom but I was prepared to call 911 nevertheless. What a bad Mom! I did get a little giggle when they...thinking they were invincible...fell down. It was all good until they started throwing huge rocks to crack the ice...GAME OVER.

Who's the leader of the band?

Critter found Garrett's ears from last March. Critter put them on, came into my room and begged me to take he and Sarah to Disneyland. He forgot he had them on and Mom thought it was too cute. I had to take the opportunity to photograph this Mickey Mouse moment.

So where do I sleep?

Yes, I get that little sliver of bed just to the left!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Game On

Today is Super Bowl Sunday and we have had a blast. The Cardinals may have lost but there was no short supply of team spirit and good old fashioned team rivalry.

Saturday, January 31, 2009


Friday Night

After we picked the Hansen's up from the airport, we went to Denny's for dinner and then home to play some poker. The kids fell asleep and looked oh so cute!

Hansen's...The Pick Up

Rick, Jenny and Michelle arrived in Missoula on Friday night. Safe and sound, we are so happy to have our friends here.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

California Speed

My friend Ali taught me a new card game and now I am totally addicted. I am undefeated against 4 different players. I have become insanely competitive with this stupid game, I almost broke my hand.....while gloating, of course.

If you pause my blog music, you can get the full effect of the video! Anyone want to play me??? :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Yes, I do!

Ok, I had to put this picture on here just for the heck of it. Garrett loves this shirt. I bought it for him at Kohl's and he's super proud to wear it...the cool thing is that none of his friends give him heck for wearing it. I think that's just because they do know that...I ROCK. kidding, but funny! :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Totally Random

So, I know this is a totally random picture but I haven't taken any good pictures lately and want to keep up with the postings. Here's a recap of my week.....

*Swimming lessons, basketball practice, play practice, Cub Scouts
*Critter was invited into the Spectra (gifted) math program
*I work at the Red Door tomorrow
*Made my Mommy happy by going to the Doctor for a complete check up! I was tired of hearing her tell me (for the last few years) how I don't take care of myself...I just don't have time!

Next week will be busy too...Rick and Jenny are coming to play! :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

EMT Basic Refresher...Already!

I just can't believe that I've had my license long enough to have to renew it. That's so crazy. This was a super fun weekend of learning new things and refreshing things we don't get to do all the time. I sure do like my job.....and most of the people I work with. Enjoy the pictures, I promise that I DO take my job seriously.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Girl Scout Cookies

It's that blessed time of year again!
Cookie fiends who chase you down...
at the bank
at work
at the grocery store
Fear NOT cookie fans, we have what you need
$3.50 a box for the sinfully, delicious treats

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Big Fat Wimp!

Ok, so I've been toying with the idea of letting the kids ride the bus. It's been such a struggle to find the kids rides to school when Bart and I have to be to work before 7 am. So I talked to a few friends (ones that I trust their opinion) who have kids that ride the bus. We have a new service who took over transportation for the district and I have heard great things. So, I called the dude at the bus barn and let him know my fears (big fat wimp) and told him I wanted to try it on a day that I was home to see them off (big fat wimp). So today, we were up, dressed, fed and prettied up in record time to meet the bus out front. The kids got on the bus and off they went. The sad part is.....I didn't even feel bad! I cleaned the family room, threw in a load of laundry, played 3 rounds of Wii bowling (hey, I had to beat my high score) and even worked out. Yeah me! One small step for me, one giant step for the kiddos. What a fantabulous morning!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

When It Looks Like This...

What is there to do when it looks like this outside? It was a cold, slushy, rainy snow day and we made the most of it. We cleaned the whole house (ok, not so fun) and then invited our good friends over to sled, play Wii and have a potluck dinner. Until they came over, the kids found ways to entertain themselves. We did have a blast outside. Soaking wet. Like 40 shoes and coats outside our door. Garrett rocked the snowboard today. I was totally impressed by his mad skills. I will post some snowboard pictures in the next few days.

Thank goodness for sledding hills right in our yard. We had a great time playing in the snow and when we got too cold and too wet, we just stripped off our clothes and got warmed up inside the house.

Sarah had a fun time playing in the flower garden tent, waiting for our guests to arrive. She said, "Mom, you can't see the mess inside the tent can you?" I assured her that no one can see all her goods inside the tent.....and it IS a MESS.

This is Garrett and Critter inside their "go-kart" in the basement. They too were waiting for the guests to arrive and found a great way to pass the time away. They even had a roll-over accident and a three basket pile up in the family room. I don't think they were wearing seatbelts. :)

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...Happy New Year!

Playing was super fun and I've never heard such colorful language!

Just hanging around after the countdown and the fireworks

We were striking the Captain Morgan pose...mind you there is no alcohol in any of our drinks. I think we are a naturally nutty group of girls. We sure had a good time though. We'll all have "fun" hangovers for sure! :)

Tara & Krista

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