Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Oh, how time flies!

Okay, so it's been almost a year since I last blogged, what a loser I am! LOL! We've had a lot of new and exciting things happening in our family since the last post.

Breya has turned the big "16". Holy cow I didn't realize how hard it would be to have one reaching that age but it is in many ways. She's driving all on her own and loving it, she's is now of the dating age and has gone on a few dates; group ones! Boy was that hard turning her loose with boys. We've always said boys are nothing but trouble, well not anymore. She is no longer doing cheerleading, but found that she loved managing the boys basketball team with her friend Dani. She still loves being silly and teasing me all the time. She has maintained great grades and it thinking about dancing next year.
Jacob turned 14 in December. He played 8th grade football, basketball and is now doing track. He had his foot ran over by the the little red car thankfully. Took him to the orthopedic to find that it was not broke and that he was not done growing. Okay, the kid has grown soooooo much this year. He is standing at 5'10", only an inch away from meeting his dad. Jacob is loving that. He outgrew me and Breya a while ago.
Kendra conitnues to amaze us with her ability to grow up tooooooo fast. She still thinks she is 10 going on, well lets say 19 now, we used to say 16 but I think she's done some more growing up. She's a very girly girl, does her hair every morning and it must look absolutely perfect, she's been playing in the make-up (only on weekends and never wears it out of the house, because I won't let her), and has found that she loves learning to sew. She got her own sewing machine for christmas and is in heaven. She's still as bossy as ever and gets super annoyed by her brothers. She is extremely talented in gymnastics and is going on her 2nd year of tap. She will be entering Middle School this next school year and is very excited.
Ethan is still the one who makes everyone mad or upset everyday of his life. He enjoys stirring up anyone who will let him. He, for some reason, thinks it is funny. One would call him obnoxious! He has a very funny sense of humor, loves singing in the shower, doing some kind of bootie dance around the house, and very athletic. This is his first year of being able to try all of the sports. So far he has done soccer, flag football, pup wrestling and now basketball. He continues to live outside on his bike or skateboard, no matter what the weather is. Let's just say he can't keep still, somedays it's good and somedays it's not!
As you can see we have been extremely busy this past year and it's only getting worse. I used to think that having small children was a lot of work, no it's having teenage kids that's tough. I would give anything to have them small again. I miss staying home and playing or even fighting! This running all over the place chasing kid after kid and game after game is for the birds!

Well, I hope that I can do better at keeping up on this blogging thing this year. If not have a good year and see you next year!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Family Vacation

Okay so it's been a while since I have blogged anything. I've been so wrapped up in other things that I have totally forgotten about blogging. In June our family was able to travel to Arizona to visit family and friends. While there we attended a wedding reception, a baptism (our niece mallory), a missionary fairwell (our nephew Brandon), visited some favorite eating spots, hung out in the pool, and had numerous wonderful visits with old friends. And of course, there was shopping. This vacation was the first time in 15 years the Price family has been all together. We took advantage of that and had an enjoyable 3 hour photgraphy session full of great entertainment. We had a great time trying to make each other smile and laughing at the kids being funny. Although there was a little stress involved with trying to get 31 people to look, smile and be happy all at once, we all made it out alive. We spent lots of time together eating at Kirk and Holly's and many of times in the park. Our experience with being able to attend Brandon's fairwell and his setting apart was spiritual, sad and yet exciting all in one. I never realized how hard it would be to be in attendance while he was being set apart. It was an emotional, happy moment. But in that moment one comes to the realization that in only 5-6 years we will be sending off more missionaries, one being mine. That made the situation even more difficult. It's hard to think about the moments to come when your not ready for the moments past to be done. Everyday I look at my kids and realize how little time I actually have left with them in our home. Makes me cry!
I want my family to know that the time spent with them was a very fun and special time. Hope we can do it again.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This Easter was a fun one. Jake decided to wake up at 6:30 so we could all go down and check out their baskets. Then we all went upstairs and got ready to go to church. After Stake Conference, we all went out to Grandpa and Grandma Price's for Easter dinner and an egg hunt. The kids had so much fun with their cousins! Grandma Baird even came down to spend the holiday with us, and that's always exciting. They had fun playing with their cousins, as always.

The kids posing after the Easter egg hunt.
All the grandkids with Grandma Baird. They're goofy! (Notice Zane's chocolate smile)Here's Mike sneaking some "samples" before dinner. Caught in the act! :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pack Meeting

Last night was Ethan's first pack meeting since joining scouts. We started the night off with "mom I need you to go to Billings and buy my badges or else I can't earn any others" I then let him know that he can't bowl me over, I'm not dumb, and I've been through this before. He is talking about the Central Wyoming patch and his troop numbers that go on the shoulder. He really thought that he was not going to get any badges without them. I also let him know that I can't just run to Billings and get them like it was only going to take me 10 min. to do so. It was almost 6:00 and he was having a fit about needing to be there at 6:10. So we load up and go to the Church Gym and no one is in sight! Go figure! We then had an indepth discussion of what a prepared scout should be. They should listen, be prepared and always help out. After guilting my other children into going we left again at 6:30. Low and behold there were two other cars in front of the the gym. We went in and were the only ones there. It was suppose to start at 6:30 but no one else payed attention to the time either. After being there for an hour and playing some fun games Breya, Jacob, and Kendra were glad they went. I was surprised and happy that they joined in on the fun.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Life! Boring!

Okay, so my life seems to be really boring. I never have anything to blog about. We've been going every direction since Christmas break and yet I have found nothing to take pictures of or talk about. I've been so lazy that my Christmas decorations are still up. I told the kids that tomorrow will be the day but then again I've been saying that since New Years! I just dread the pulling boxes out of the basement making a mess and then hauling them back. Between basketball games, dance, scouts, practicing driving with Breya and mutual we keep very busy. Mike and I really enjoyed the time that we had with the kids while they were home on break, I'm finding myself really bored without them here. It's time to get back into crafting, I guess, UGH!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope this brings you all a Happy New Year! This past year I've been a little slow on getting my posts in on time, however I've made it a goal to keep up on it this year. Yes, I'm already starting off badly, but practice makes perfect.

The year of 2008 gave our family many great memories. We were surprised by our great friends from Arizona, we attended many kids activities, we've had many of laughs and we've enjoyed learning more about the Book of Mormon. We've also been faced with lots of challenges that have made us stronger and we are grateful for those challenges. I've learned in my life that as trials are given to you there is a lesson to be learned. I understand that through that trial it is difficult to understand that somehow it will help you. It does! It helps you lean more on the Savior, the scriptures and prayer. We all need a little reminder of how strong our faith actually is. I hope that this year we as a family will continue to study the scriptures and have family prayer. We have become a more loving family to each other by doing so. I'm grateful for the past and look forward to the wonderful future. The Price's

Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas!

This year for Christmas we were greeted with lots of snow and cold. The kids had lots of fun sledding, throwing snow balls and ice skating at our local ice corrals.

We had a great Christmas with lots of Family around. Kirk and Holly and kids were here this year and boy was it fun. We love seeing them and enjoy there company. We were without only 1 Family this year, Jeff and Darci and kids we missed them and wished they could have been here. We did however get a Family picture taken. It took us only 2 shots in the freezing cold and we were done. What a record for a timed snap shot. As one of us pushed the button we were off to a quick run with only 12 seconds to find our place in the group. It worked both times. I think everyone was frozen into place or they didn't want to be out in the cold to long so everyone cooperated very well, even the kids. How often does that happen? So here is our finished product. Pretty good if I do say so myself!

After the picture was taken we all raced inside to the warm wood stove awaiting us. Food adorned the counter and kids surrounded to eat. We ate and had a nativity that was planned by Breya and Brittany.

After the kids had played out the Nativity, Grandma read them a story which she does every year. The story this year was one that she had read in past but the smaller kids had not heard. The story was called "The Story of the Candy Cane". As usual the kids sat very still (with the exception of the two smallest who were dancing around making everyone laugh) listening very carefully.

(Yea, they are pretty cute!)

After the story it was time to open presents. Holly Cow, watch out with a Family this size you could lose someone in the mess. This is the time the kids and parent love. We love to see the excitement in the kids faces and they anticipate what they have gotten. Once every present is distributed they all get to start ripping open there presents. This process becomes very caotic! Yet fun at the same time.

The evening always ends with laughter, love and endless appreciation for each other. This year was one of the best Christmas' ever. Thank you to all who were there!