The other day I was feeling ambitious and thought that I would make some sugar cookies for Emma and her friends to make. It was a disaster....way too much work, made a mess, the cookies turned out good though. Emma was on a sugar high for the next couple of days. I had too freeze half of the dough because I was sick of decorating cookies.....I wonder if that dough will ever be used again.
Here are a couple of videos from Eric's Friends Christmas Party. It was pretty funny. Everyone except me and the kids went out and bought about $300 worth of food at Wendy's off of the doller menu and then they took it down to the homeless shetler and fed the homeless. They also took hot chocolate and handed it out. It was very nice of them. Afterward they come back to Gilespe house and ate food and did a white elephant party. It was a blast. But how could you not have fun with those guys and all of their wives.
When this was happening, and Eric's friends lifted him on their shoulders, Emma freaked out and started screaming, it was quite sad.
This was funny. Jenny really wanted the Nuskin stuff for her Birthday. Happy Birthday Jenny.
We had Marcus' Baby Blessing on Sunday Nov. 25th after church (they dont let you bless a baby at church unless it is fast sunday now). My family was all in town from California, and then we had dinner at our house afteward. Here are some pics of the blessing boy.
So every year around Thanksgiving time Eric and his friends get together to watch two movies : PTA (Plains, Trains and Automobiles) and Dutch. They planned their get together for Nov. 19th. We were able to go see Brad, Ellen, Vic and Alice for the first time in a while. Eric and the boys watched their movies, the kids all played while Ellen andI caught up on a lot of things. Here are some pictures of the kids all having way too much fun.
I am so so Thankful for my parents. They did so much right in raising me. They helped me becocme the person that I am today through good example and continuing encouragement.
Every one of my now parents has been a great influence in my families positive direction. Thanks You Lynn, Jodie, Sue, Tim, Misty, and Terre. Thank you for all that you have done for Eric and I and both of our beautiful children. You have contributed to our happy family in so many ways it is hard to explain.
Exit University Pkwy. Cross over the freeway and head toward Provo. Turn right on Main street in Orem (near RC Willey). Turn Left on 1600 South (at the stop sign). Turn Right onto 200 East. The church is on the Right hand side. If you park in the back of the parking lot and enter the building on the west side the Relief Society building is near that entrance. We would like all of you to come if you can. Afterward we will have a little snack at our house for those that want to come over.
This is for Emma and Marcus: I know that being a mother is not the easiest thing, but there is not a replacement for children. I had to remind myself of that today. I am thankful for how cute they are, becasue if I didnt think they were very cute I might have a harder time forgiving them for stressing me out. I am thankful for their health (one of my friends found out that her baby might have Lukemia today). I am thankful for their happyiness. Emma always makes me smile, and now that Marcus is starting to smile it makes my day. I am thankful for the unconditional love that they give Eric and I. There is nothing that I can do wrong to make them not love me ("Although Emma has started saying "GO AWAY", in a very demanding voice). I am thankful for their continuous example and special spirit. It is such a hard thing to explain to those who are not parents yet, but there is something about both of my children that is so special. It is like they are angels sent to me at the time that I needed them. I know that I still have a lot to learn about being a mother, but I think I can learn a lot from the scripture in Moroni 8:17 where it says "I am filled with charity, which is everlasting love;wherefore, all children are alike unto me; wherefore, I love little children with a perfect love; and they are all alike and partakers of salvation." If Chrsit can have a perfect love for his children, then they must be special. I love both of my children so much and I am excited to have more (not for a while) and see them grow up.
I thought that in the spirit of Thanksgiving I would make a list of thing each day this week that I am thankful for. Today’s list is going to by things that I am thankful that involve my husband:
When he works so hard to finish school while working full-time.
When he makes me laugh.
When he lets me sleep in (while watching the children) so that I can have a break.
When he plays hide and seek or any game with Emma
When he calls me 3-4 times a day from work just to make sure I am having a good day.
When he shares his testimony at church
When he teaches me so much about the gospel.
When he deals with my grumpiness when I am tired
When he deals with my bad moods.
When he realizes that I am having a rough day and gives me a long hug
When he gives Emma, Marcus and I a kiss every morning before he leaves for work.
When he fixes things that are broken around the house.
When he tells me that he loves me
When he does everything he can to make me happy!!!!
Emma wanted to take a picture of me. So I let her...here it is.
We went to a BYU basket ball game last night beacuse the tickets were only $1 and the first 15,000 people got free T-shirts. The pictures above are from the game. We had a lot of fun. Emma is catching on to more and more words from the cougar fight song every game we go to. And she definantly has the Rah, Rah, Rah part down at the end.
We went to get Marcus' pictures taken today. They turned out extra cute, although it was a pain. I purposefully made an appointment so that we could take the pics when he is usually awake. We got there 20 min. early and they didnt start taking his pics until 20 min after the time the appt. was made. He seemed to want to sleep when we needed him awake and was awake when we wanted him asleep. Anyways, they turned out good, just not as good as Emma's. Let me know what you think.
I've been tagged by my cousin in law, Amy McAllister (the original). Apparently what this means is now I have to post 6 facts/habits about myself and then tag others to do the same.
1. I have been bungy jumping 8 times. At one point in my life I was a dare devil. I use to beg my dad if he would take me skydiving, but I was too young. He thought that bungy jumping would be a fair compromise. When we were on vacation in Salt Lake one year there was this place called the Gallaria. You could pay for the hour of bungy jumping. My sister Tawni and I were the only ones there. I went about two times for every time that she went. It was a blast. Needless to say I wouldnt do it again, especially now that I have kids.
2. I HATE the word Moist. That is all that needs to be said about that.
3. I'm not really into music. I will listen to music, but I dont know it very well. Dont ever ask me who sings a song, cause I probably wont know. I have only been to one concert in my life, and it was 311 and I left within 30 min. of it starting.
4.I once ate an entire box of brownies by myself....opps.
5.When I was little I had a lot of seizures. They never found out why I was having them, but the last one that I had was when I was in 7th grade.
6. I use to play the flute...I thought it would be the COOL thing to do...needless to say it didnt help my nerdy reputation in Junior High.
Becky, Nicole and Nikki B... Tag your it.
Emma and Marcus took their frist bath together last night. It was kind of funny. Emma now knows what teasing means and she kept trying to splash him in the face. When I would tell her not to do that, she would say "Mom, Im just teasing". Marcus took it like a trooper and didnt cry one bit. Here are some pictures of the two together.
I love this time of year. Dont get me wrong, I dont love the snow or cold weather so much, but I do love basketball. Sometimes I forget how great basketball is...two hours, not four...intense fans (not as intense as Amy talked about at Ohio State)...the smell of popcorn and hot dogs...but yet you dont have to deal with the sunscreen one week and the winter coats the next or the cranky kids who have been away from home too long. BYU basketball games just seem so much more doable to me than football games, not that I dont love the football games, I just love the convinience of basketball. We enjoyed our first basketball games in the past couple of weeks. Here are some pictures of Emma enjoying the fun.
During the last basketball game that we were at Emma went down to give the players fives when they were going off of the court and Lee Cummard gave Emma his sweat(wrist) band. She was pretty excited.
We got Emmas Pictures taken yesterday. I thought that she did a great job. It turende out really well. Take a look and let me know what you think. I cannot believe how big she is getting. The other day she was talking to Eric and he was telling her where something was. She replied by saying "I think it is on the table, actually." I dont know where she discovered the word Actually, but it is really funny when she says it.
This is Marcus at the hospital.
A couple of you were interested to see if Marcus looks like Emma did when she was a baby...here are the pics....
I think he is starting to look more like she did as his features are becoming more defined.
Happy Halloween Everyone. We just got home from the big sugar fest. We decided to take Emma Trick or Treating to a couple of friends house before dinner (bad Idea). Then we went to get Pizza for dinner and then went to our Wards Trunk or Treat. She got so much candy. I only let her have 5 pieces and then we put the candy away for the night. Hopefully I can keep her from devouring all of her candy before the end of tomorrow. Here are some pictures of her princess escapade.
Eric, Marcus and I went to my friend Becky's Halloween Party on tonight. We had a lot of fun. Can you guess Eric and I's Costume. I will give you a hint... It is a TV couple. Well, we were Peg and Al Bundy from Married with Children. It was a lot of fun and we enjoyed the good food, good company and fun conversations. Here are some pictures from the party.