Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bostons first tubing adventure !

We took Boston out to our drive way today and let him tube with a friend. He had a lot of fun! He loves the snow.


Cousins !

We were lucky to be able to spend a after noon with some cousins. Katie and Hunter were able to come over for a much needed play date! We were able to chit-chat, ohh and ahh over are kids and shared some of (Hunter and Baileys) new talents! Thanks Katie for picking us to hang out with on your Christmas Vacation.
Hunter and Bailey teaching each other to roll over!
Katie and Hunter holding on for the ride!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ward Christmas party

So Boston was doing fine on Santas lap as long as he had treats. But as soon as we took them away to get a good picture (hoping for a good Christmas card this year) He soon realized where he was, and he was not happy. Major alligator tears and screams that seemed to be uncontrollable.
Bailey seemed fined, she could care less what was going on around her. Boston is currently is not a fan Santa. We went to the mall the other day. We asked Boston if he wanted to sit on Santas lap. He shook his head no and quickly attached himself to his dad's leg not allowing us to go shopping in the direction we needed to go. Oh well maybe next year!.

A Christmas Orange

However impossible and elusive the Christmas message may seem some years, I aways take great comfort in this story of a little orphan boy.

Jake was a resident of an orphan's home. One of ten children supported by what contributions the home could secure on a continuous struggle. There was very little to eat. It was seldom very warm in the winter time, for fuel was expensive. But at Christmas time there always seemed to be a little more to eat and the home seemed a little bit warmer, and it was a time for more than the usual enjoyment. But,more than this, there was an orange. At Christmas each child received an orange. The only time of the year that such a rare thing was provided-and it was coveted by each child like no other thing they had ever possessed. They would save it for several days. Admiring it, feeling it, loving it, and contemplating the moment when they would eat it. Truly it was the "piece de resistance" to the Christmas time, and the year, for many would wait until the New Year's Day or later to eat it. Often times it would start to dry out and shrivel before they would eat it in order to salvage what they could.

This Christmas Day Jake had offended the rules or authority of the home in some manner and his punishment was the loss of the orange privilege. After a year of waiting for this rare occasion, for the most desired of all rewards, it was to be denied. Although the offense was rather minor, still it was an infraction of the rules that must govern in regulated society. Jake spent Christmas Day empty and alone-it even seemed that the other children did not want to associate with the person who did not have an orange.

Nighttime arrived and this was worst of all. Jake could not sleep. There was no love in the world. There was no forgiving. And certainly there could be no God that would permit a contrite little soul to suffer so much by himself. Silently he sobbed for the future of mankind; and the world perhaps, but mostly because he did not have an orange like the other kids did.

A soft hand placed on Jake's shoulder startled him momentarily and an object was quickly shoved into his hand. The donor into the dark of the room leaving Jake with what he did not immediately identify as an orange. Not a regular run-of-the-orchard orange, but one fabricated from segments of nine oranges. Nine other highly prized oranges that would of out of necessity be eaten this day instead of several days hence.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Whats up!


One way cool chick!

Moms handy tool men !

Boston helped Dad put together his very first art desk. (With a little help from Bailey)

Monday, November 17, 2008

OOPS!


No it's not bird Poo! That would have been funny too. I was holding Bailey over Dave's head and she through up all over and in his hair, He thought it was gross while I thought it was great! I think next time we wont play as rough with Bailey after she eats, at least Dave sure wont.

Boston's first hair cut !

We went this last weekend to get Boston's first Hair cut. He did great ! He watched Barney and sat in an awesome airplane . His haircut looks much better then all the many hack jobs his mom has given him! Boston showing off his new dew
A 1 on the back and sides
Holding still for the nice lady

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Some one has the giggles !

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Bailey thought it was so funny that Dad was making Boston laugh, she thought she would join in on the fun!

All the things we have done this fall!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

30 Days of a grateful heart

Thus ends an ihadventent random posting hiatus
Have not had much time to blog these days. Kids, moving
and just life it self can make things that I find relaxing
a little difficult to do. Well I am going to try to keep up, now
I think that I might have my life back in order.

So it sounds like during the month of November, in the blogging world
you are to write every day five things you are grateful for so here
is my list. missed a few days so here is my 60 things I am grateful for

  1. My Family
  2. Kids
  3. Warm bed
  4. Napping children
  5. Bathroom
  6. Transportation
  7. A good movie
  8. Gates for keeping kids out
  9. The great outdoors
  10. My sanity
  11. Aunt Wendy's cookies (the best ever!)
  12. Sleep
  13. Playgroup
  14. Adult conversation
  15. Cooking
  16. My favorite sweats
  17. A nice steaming shower
  18. Being able to stay home
  19. The scriptures
  20. My friends
  21. Washer and dryer
  22. Cell phone
  23. Blogging
  24. Facebook
  25. Camera
  26. Hubby
  27. Snicker bar
  28. Rootbeer floats
  29. Ability to draw
  30. Scrapbooking
  31. Music
  32. Gerber dasiey
  33. Fall
  34. Christmas
  35. March 2nd
  36. Past jobs
  37. Eating as a family
  38. Extended family
  39. Past Young women leaders
  40. My mom
  41. My mother-in law
  42. My Bro
  43. Teachers
  44. Church callings
  45. Albertsons employee discount
  46. Game night
  47. Temples
  48. Day light savings
  49. Paying bills online
  50. Date night
  51. Missionary's
  52. Apx summer
  53. Boston
  54. Bailey
  55. Doctors
  56. running water
  57. NURSERY!
  58. The office
  59. A good basketball game
  60. All of you who read this!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Boston hepls his mom out !

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Boston LOVES to feed his baby sister any chance he gets!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I am...

I am: a mother of two
I think: that one day I will get a full night sleep
I know: the church is true
I want: my children to know I love them
I dislike: cleaning toilets
I miss: Dave when he has to go to work
I fear: I am never going to loose baby weight!
I feel: lonely some times
I hear: Boston falling all the time
I smell: dirty diapers
I crave: root beer floats all the time
I cry: when I see a wedding video
I search: for good deals all the time
I wonder: if I will ever own my own home
I regret: not finishing college
I love: dating my husband
I always: want to have the spirit in my home
I worry: about my children turning into teenagers
I am not: wild about horses
I have: been blessed with the atonement
I remember: what's not always easy is always worth it
I believe: that honesty is the best policy
I danced: all night at my wedding
I sing: to Bailey to comfort her
I don't always: feel like getting up the mornings
I argue: if I feel I am right
I write: almost never unless it's to a missionary
I win: art contests in grade school
I lose: my patients when I am not on time
I wish: to see my children serve missions and get married in the temple
I listen: to all kinds of music
I don't understand: why fall has to end so quickly
I can usually be found: organizing some thing
I am scared: of gorillas (I know silly right?)
I need: my family around me
I forget: to invite people until the last min.
I am happy when: I can help where I can

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gardener Village!

The family including Donaven's new girlfriend Sarah
Dad and Boston "Sit a spell"
Gallagher Family
Bailey along for the ride.
Hanging out with the witches.
Boston was a little afraid of the horse ride.



You Belong in 1982



Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Conversation between babies!

Boston: So how do you think your holding up in this family? You know you have been here for three months now! Do you think your going to make it?
Bailey: Don't you worry your pretty little head, I got this!

Bailey: That lady is always around! She seems nice.
Boston: Ya, you better get use to it! your with her 24/7, but she always gets the job done.

Bailey: See when you act like it's all good, the lady thinks everything is good. Told ya, I got this!

Boston: Well, I'm here if you ever need me. Just remember only the strong survive! After all I have lasted 16 months and still going strong!

Boston: Just remember I at least will always love ya!
Bailey: I sure am feeling the love, feel like I just got sucked into a black hole! Thanks kid, back at ya!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hubby Tag!


Well I thought this was awfully cute tag so I thought I would give it a try! Katie sense I had a little trouble doing your last tag I'll go for this one.

1. Where did you meet? We meet at the Fashion place mall, working right next to each other.
2. How long did you date for? A year and half.
3. How long have you been married? 2 years, 1 month and 3 weeks to be exact.
4. What does he do that surprises you? Some times he will bring a treat home from work, even though he got it from the vending machine from work.
5. What is your favorite feature about him? I love how tall he is compared to me.
6. What's your favorite quality about him? He is always about fun and he teaches me to always be happy!
7. Does he have a nick name for you? Not really, just your typical Babe
8. What is his favorite color? He likes everything he says but I hear him talk about the color black a lot.
9. What is his favorite food? My husband will eat anything and I mean anything. It does not matter if its from a fancy restaurant or from the 7- eleven, he loves it and if I may quote him for a moment "That food was AMAZING"
10. What is his favorite sport? He is a typical Gallagher boy, he loves it all.
11. Who said I love you first? He claims I did, I claim he did the debate continues. I'm not so sure it matters any more.
12. When and where was your first kiss? April 16, 2004 at Disneyland
13. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? stay up late and watch movies, sit and talk while listening to all kinds of music.
14. Do you have any kids? How many? We have two beautiful kids, 1 son named Boston and 1 daughter named Bailey.
15. What is a hidden talent of his? My husband is a way good dancer, I think.
16. How old is he? He will be 25 very soon, his birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year.
17. What is his favorite kind of music? Everything
18. What do you admire about him? I admire how much he loves to play with his kids without ever loosing his patients .
19. What is his favorite pastime? To sit down and read something just to learn something new.
20. Do you think he is going to read this? Ya, I always some him my post when he gets home.


I will tag Kara, Erika, Mindy, and Candace

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sail away, sail away, sail away!


We took Boston Sailing on Thursday, are good friend Riley just bought himself a fancy new sail boat. He was so kind enough to let us sail away for the day with him! Thanks Riley. Boston had such a good time although it was a lot of work for me. If any of you have been to Utah lake I am sure you know how gross it is, I spent most of the time telling Boston to stop putting sand, rocks and stuff I wasn't so sure about in his mouth! But all and all we had a wonderful and relaxing time!

Day without any kids! Yeah!




I don't want any one to think I don't like my kids but come on mom's need a break! Dave and mine new friends the Senneffs invited us to go to Lagoon with them on Friday. What an awesome time we had with an awesome couple! Thanks guys for giving us that break and letting us have a wonderful Date night! We sure needed it! Let's do it again.

Family reunion


On Sunday Dave and I as well as his family meet up with some long time friends of theres, the Bird's. What a great time we had. Dave could not wait to see them, he was like a little kid that can not wait to go to Disneyland! We were sorry that Chris (Dave's bro) as well as Matt (Dave's other bro) could not join us. We hope that they can next time! What a wonderful and kind family they are. Thanks again for your wonderful friendship!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Night at the Museum












So we took Boston to his first Dino. museum at Thanksgiving point. It was a lot of fun! I think that we may have a little palentologesst on our hands. I have to say this was great museum, because it was so hands on. If your a mom like me and your kid has to be getting into things at all times this is the place to go. If any of you ever have a chance to check it out, do!