Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More from Grant

Just a normal conversation in the car...

"Mom, I don't want to die."
"Its okay if you die because you'll get to go live with Jesus"
"But mom, Jesus doesn't like to play xbox"
"so, you don't think there is xbox in heaven? I bet there is."
"no mom, Jesus just likes to do church stuff."

I had to record this one before I forgot it.... So, don't you think Jesus would play xbox with Grant? I think he would.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I would like to blog BUT....

why is there always a big huge BUT? I really have missed blogging and I have missed recording some of the events that have happened in our lives! Mostly its a time issue. With me being Young Womems President and Cyrus being Elders Quorum President... it dosen't leave us a whole lot of time for extra things. I wouldn't change a thing... I do love my busy life and the busy lives of my children.

Just a quick catch up:

Marci: Just finished a season of Volleyball... She loved it! AND so did I. I happened to be her coach. It was a city league but the team consisted of the Beehive class! (with the exception of one girl who the girls say they will convert sooner or later!) We had such a great time. The girls came into this not knowing how to play at all! They left some great volleyball players. They really pulled together and had FUN! We didn't win a ton of games but we did with some... so that always adds to the excitement.
Marci also turned 12 in October. She is loving Young Womens and all the great friends that come with that. It's nice to see her testimony growing of the Savior as she makes good choices. She tries hard to include those who may not have as many friends as she does... though had times she may feel like she's the one without friends... she has many who will do the same for her. Don't we all remember those days! She's a happy girl that is growing up way too quickly!

Garrett: Continues to be my little genious. It's amazing the things that boy retains. He still has straight A's in school and seems to do that with out much effort! He is so much like his father in that sense! I love it... I see it so much in the church. He loves to learn and he listens to those things that are taught. He understands the importance it is to live the principles taught. This past General Conference he really enjoyed Elder Bednars talk about the need for Family Home Evening. Out of the blue he will bring things up that he learned 6 months ago! I'm amazed at what he gets out of conference as he builds with his legos. THAT... has become one of our traditions... whenever with get to sit and watch conference we get to dump the legos out in the middle of the floor and listen as we build... the kids usually try building beautiful temples.... its a good time! (yes, that is a 60 pound python wrapped around my child!)

Chloe: She too played Volleyball and loved it. She knows how to overhand serve and is often found serving 10 serves in a row! Her team made it into the championship game witch will be played this Saturday.... hope they win! She has some great friends as well... she is most often found either singing, dancing or creating things our of our craft bucket. The other day they were making some sort of Christmas decoration and they had some really nice looking berries on them... the berries looked way to familiar as if they had come from the new wreath I had just purchased for my front door... sure enough that is where they came from... but it's all good... the decorations in my home are never fancy and I'm sure never will be... but I hope my kids can remember the fun they have at home!

Liam: He turned 6 last month! He's also really smart... he loves reading and learning. He wants legos and more legos for Christmas... hopefully Santa will find some for him! I think they are all over my house! He's a good boy and is growing up quickly... he and Grant are still BFFs... I sure hope it stays that way!

Grant: He recently went to the ER for anohter 8 stiches. That boy can not keep two feet on the ground! He ran into a sharp corner at the beach the other day and had blood all over his face! It's a good thing he's tough b/c I don't think I could handle it if he weren't! THe other day he told me about a dream he had.
"Mom, I had a great dream last night."
"tell me about it grant."
"It was about Jesus this time, not the xbox"
"That's good."
"He was hugging me and tell me that he loves me."
Oh... to be a child again... the faith and closeness they have with the Savior!

Charly: She thinks she's the funniest and most popular thing to have hit Menifee. She has many friends who ask for her daily and also many siblings that will laugh at just about anything she does! She loves that attentions. Recently we have all been sick (the awful stomach bug) and the other night at 4:30 I heard a knock on my bedroom door... so I said... come in... and nothing.... so I assumed it was a little person... I opened the door and there stood Charly (a very stinky Charly). She had had a rough night... she was covered in throw-up and other stuff that added to the stinky baby... She was standing at my door calm as could be with three pairs of underwear! The poor thing. She was ready for a clean pair! We got her all cleaned up and back to bed but it was not a pretty sight. We've only had a few more nights like that.... the sickness seemed to just jump from kid to kid! Thank goodness the bug only lasted 24 hours! (well... in my house... that equals out to be a full week!)

Just a quick catch up for my own sake... I have been busy with pictures... but not of my own children... next year I hope to be better at getting my own infront of the camera!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Marci and her M&M buddies!

We've had a fun Halloween! The kids are about ready to go out... they aren't really that excited b/c our ward always puts on a fabulous party and they did that last night! So i'm pretty much done with Halloween... but Marci did have fun yesterday at the party. A bunch of her friends decided to be M&Ms... so all the mom's sewed up these costumes! I think they turned out really cute... so we had to have a quick Photo shoot.... I did a REAL QUICK edit of these... they were so cute! THey even won the costume contest last night!
I love that she has a great group of friends!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Grandma and Grandpa's visit!

We were very lucky to have a visit from Grandma and Grandpa Price for a few days. We found a few pumpkin patches to go to and we all made a trip to Knotts Berry farm... I only threw up once again! But at least this time it was at the end of the day and I did make it to the bathroom! That Ghost Rider twice in a row was a killer! My kids are getting so big though and they love going on the big rides that even make their dad hesitate before he goes on with them. It was a good time!

Garrett is running for secretary at school and we used this on one of his posters "Don't be a pumpkin head... VOTE for Garrett" He's so cute!

Skinny Grandma.... I hear all you Price girls are getting skinny! I need some of that skinny motivation... but I have a hard time giving up my cookies! (mostly the dough)

I just really liked this picture of Garrett... he's so handsome! Love my good boy!

"Mom... do I really have to sit here and pose again? I wanna go play!"

This is about as good as it gets when I try getting these three boys together... which isn't very often so I really like this one!

Love you Grandma and Grandpa! Thanks for the visit! Come again soon... we miss you!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Baby Rex

Here is a sneak peek for mom and dad... I was fortunate enough to take pictures of this precious baby yesterday! He was just perfect. Hope you enjoy... there are many more to come!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My pretty girls!

I took my girls out for a quick shoot tonight... Marci will soon be 12 so we went out to get her pictures done... Here are a few of my favs!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fun with Cameras, Backlighting

Most of the time you want the sun to be lighting your subjects face, but sometimes you can end up with some cool effects if you shoot directly into the sun. We were playing around with that technique yesterday at sunset and ended up with a few I liked, plus some normal ones.

Friday, September 11, 2009

My Charly had a birthday!

I'm up playing with pics when I really should be sleeping. Luckily I don't have to go on a hike tomorrow. I had a minor surgery done where they removed a walnut size tissue growth and I'm not feeling great... and I really should be sleeping but I had way too much fun editing these pics of my baby so I had to share!

She is two and just as fun as could be. I got her all cleaned up for pics (not an easy task) and I believe the pics were a success and I wanted to share!

Which one is your favorite?

Monday, August 31, 2009


I have really wanted to blog lately.... but I haven't really had the time... but I want to at least post some pics of our fun trip to Chicago... We were able to sneak away for a few days and play in the windy city... (that wasn't windy at all).... We were able to stay in a wonderful hotel right down town and we had access to wherever we wanted to go with the fabulous public transportation... it was a great few days!

We loved my iphone... we would plug in a location and it would give us the correct bus/train/subway to take and what time to take it... I loved it!

NEXT STOP: SEARS TOWER... 1450 feet up in the air... we got to go to the top and step out on a glass box and look down at the was very very cool! I will proudly say... Cyrus was WAY more nervous than I was!

Don't I look good in this picture? It made me laugh... had to share!Look at the tiny little cars!
Yes, we looked like tourists! (just a little bit)
NEXT STOP: PIZZA... but not just any pizza... Giordano's pizza... I guess they make a pizza and then put another one on top of it... and we ate the whole thing! VERY tasty!

NEXT STOP: Museum of Science and Industry...
Well... lets just say, we are not museum people at all... we kept waiting for it to get good... but that never came... so, we had to entertain ourselves in other ways... I know... we are such dorks...

Are those butterflies on his head?

Any idea whose car this is? I will say that we did get to see a Harry Potter Exhibit... it was rather fascinating... well... at least I know my kids would have thought that... but we were not allowed to take any pictures inside the exhibit... the blurry one is one my hubby tried sneaking and that's dobbi... can you see him? Nice photography there huh?
The next day we were able to go to a CUBS game... we got to go to Wrigley Field... Not that i'm a big CUBS fan but going to the stadium was a good time... They were playing the Nationals... so Cyrus assumed the CUBS could beat them... but NO ... I think they lost 5 to 16 or something terrible like that... but we all know how much fun it is to be at a major league baseball game! I even found Waldo.

ALL in ALL I had a wonderful time with my dear Cyrus... So glad he took me with him! Secretly I want to go back and next time I'd like to stay a while longer... any takers of my 6 kids again?
Thanks again to my wonderful friends and family that took care of all my babies while we were gone... It was wonderful, I didn't worry about my kids one bit!