Thursday, June 26, 2008

Golf Carts

Here in nowhere-land everyone cool drives a golf cart around "town", if we're big enough to be called that. Just so you know, we're NOT cool, but I couldn't resist taking a picture of this beauty! It's a golf cart! If I was "cool", I'd definitely want this one.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

What the...

Justin has a water bottle with him at all times. A few weeks ago he grabbed his water, in the middle of the night, and subsequently jumped from the bed to spit the "water" in the sink. (3:00am) The excitement woke me up at which time Justin noted his discovery of the missing Windex. Genius! How do the kids come up with these things! I couldn't stop laughing out loud and to myself thinking, "what a baby, it was just a little window cleaner."

THEN... I grabbed "another" water bottle for the car. Took a drink mid trip only to spit it out as well! YUCKY, YUCKY, YUCKY! Have you ever tried Febreeze? Highly un-recommended! And yet I had to laugh at myself for previously laughing at my husband. Poor guy. I can't imagine the shock that must have been had I been half asleep.

So here's Justin checking AND smelling his work thermos.

PS. This is the face of someone who has worked over time ALL month! What a sweet husband! I am so happy you did it... although I'm not sure where the money went. Where did it go? Hmmm. Well I love you for it. And one day (not anytime soon) we both will find the sleep that desperately misses us!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Olympics!

Justin and I LOVE the summer Olympics! We love every sport, but Gymnastics and Diving... come on. Watching the Olympics encouraged diving in the Pollock family and I just think it would be fun to do all the flips in gymnastics. Truth is, I am way too tall and uncoordinated for gymnastics, so I watch. Anyway the trials are on and we are both SO EXCITED! Yay for the Olympics!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Temple

Here we are again at the temple. We love the temple! Kennedy LOVES going to the temple! Hopefully she'll keep that up. Our favorite Sister Norton rode with me, Kennedy and Grayson. She watched the 2 while I went to a session. Then it was her turn. We love, love, love you Sister Norton!

Here's Grayson sportin' his bib that says, "yes, I am a little brother and I OBVIOUSLY have older sisters". Okay it really says "Daddy's little girl". If Grayson grows up to be a mama's boy we will all know why.

We were having a little picnic while Sister Norton was in the temple.

How peaceful it is even outside the temple. No wonder my kids enjoy going!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Weekend Guests

Jordan & Heidi took MacKenzie for 3 days!!! It was WONDERFUL! I can't express how fun that is for the kids to get special one on one time with their Auntie and Uncle AND I get time with the ones at home. It's a win, win. MacKenzie got to be an only child, stay up past her bed time, go shopping and just be spoiled. Kennedy (in MacKenzie's absence) got to stay up past her bed time, go shopping and spend time with just me. I love my kids! I love Jordan & Heidi for helping me understand them individually! I feel blessed.

So here's how it went. I met Jordan half way between our homes on Wednesday to drop off MacKenzie. Then he, Heidi and MacKenzie came back ALL the way to our house Saturday morning. Also they brought tons of AWESOME clothes finds for each of the kids and even a present for me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Here's a few pics. *Note the CUTE sailor dresses. The picture isn't fantastic, but the girls are SO cute in them.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Would you mind?

Grab Sierra! (I'm assuming she's still into High School Musical). I'm a rookie only having seen the latest HSM once, but I'm pretty sure there's someone on the show named Chad. And look who I saw in line @ Costco!

Why do I have my camera with me at all times? (Since finding it)... Because you NEVER know who you're going to run into while you're out. This young man was a little baffled when I strolled up and asked, "would you mind me taking your picture?" I explained I'm not an expert on things, but that he looked a lot like someone on TV. Come on... you know this probably made his day. There's nothing cooler than being mistaken for a celebrity! Anyway there you have it! Right from Costco... where you can shop with the stars:)

Monday, June 09, 2008

"Oh where... is my camera?"

For those who know the "Hairbrush" song, I've been singing it while walking around the house trying to find my camera! Seriously, where is it? If you find it let me know!

Meanwhile... I think we're in escrow!!! We're supposed to getting an inspection this week and an appraisal after that. I'm so excited, but won't believe it done until the fat lady sings and I get the keys. So there you have it. No camera, but a home in the making.

... and another welcome to my sister Khristie to the blogging world. Click here.

Monday, June 02, 2008

From the Mouth of Babes

Kennedy is my 3 year old. She has such personality and insight into life and the world we live in. And where we live, it's WINDY! There might be 1 or 2 days a week when it's not windy. Windy to us is not a breeze, it is more like "make sure your trees are trimed regualrly or they'll knock your house over and smash your car!"

Today as we got in the car it was windy. As I was running in and out of the house I heard Kennedy yelling from inside the car, "Stop it wind! Go away!" She yelled with such faith I was sure it would stop.

We are off to Taft tonight and I told her when it was dark we were going to drive to Grandma Kathy's house. So all day long she has been saying, "Sun, go to sleep! It's time for you to go to sleep! I need it to be dark!"

The other day we were eating dinner and for some reason we were talking about death. I asked her if we would ever die. She said no. The discussion then turned into a gospel essentials lesson.
Me: We are all born and we will all die. That's part of Heavenly Father's plan. And when we die we get to go live with Heavenly Father and Jesus and prophet's like Nephi and Joseph Smith!
Kennedy: Ohhh.
M: So what happens when we die?
K: We go to His house.
M: Who's house?
K: Heavenly Father's house... and they have juice there and cups... and baby food... and Heavenly Father will come in a car to our house.
I think she's got it!

This evening I took all 3 kids out after 5pm! That is a HUGE deal at our house. I am a bedtime NAZI!!! Bedtime is 7pm no exceptions... unless you're trying to get all the paper work to the realtor to buy an amazing home. So there I was driving to Barstow to get Justin's signatures and then to Victorville to drop off the paper work (with a huge bounce in my step and smile on my face). I got gas, which I would have preferred to be free, but it wasn't. And while we're on the subject, wouldn't you know the minute we get our diesel fantastic car, diesel soars the highest EVER! I got a tip from a friend at church and was HAPPY to pay $4.95 a gallon instead of $5.15. And the tank was bone dry... that's right, 36 gallons of $4.95! But I only do it once a month and it still hurts. Maybe I'll take up road biking, in the wind, with 3 children, hmmmm...

The point of the story was while getting gas Kennedy pointed to the fast food whatever and said, "hey, I want to go to that eater!" I just thought it was funny. Laugh if you will or not, but there you have it.