Monday, January 28, 2008

Where are the Pics?

So, here I am ready to update the blog and cannot find my USB for the camera. I have always kept it in the desk drawer and now it is gone. I am just hoping it didn't find its way to the garbage can. Ciara has now figured out that she can throw things away in there and not just pull them out. Honestly between her and Otto, I almost think the garbage can needs to be strapped to the wall. It's almost like they help each other. It was really cute though the other day when she grabbed the diaper I had just taken off of her and ran to the kitchen to throw it away. The best part... She didn't pull it back out!

Kylie got to go and do baptisms for the dead for the first time on Saturday. The YM and YW went to the Provo Temple and spent a couple of hours there and then went to McDonalds (YUCK!) and spent another couple of hours there too! She really enjoyed it and had fun and can't wait to do it again. Dallin was pretty excited too, until he found out that he still isn't old enough and he just couldn't understand why he couldn't go and watch at the very least.

Randy spent last week in Kalispell, Montana for a week of more work training, (AKA more like a little R&R). His first morning there it was -9 degrees. And I was thinking 20 was too cold. Remind me to never move to Montana. He got to come home and enjoy a couple of days of 40's and swore that it wasy really warm. We are glad he is home. Ciara was teething while he was gone and spent a lot of time crying and upset, and Dallin was just sure it was cause she missed her daddy. Too cute!

On a sad yet happy note, we did receive notice of President Hinckley passing on last night. I am happy for him though; as we know he missed his Marjorie so much. He was an incredible example of kindness and love though. He has been the most impressionable prophet in my life. I have been blessed several times to attend Women's conference and a General Conference with my family and his presence was so strong. Everytime he walked into the room you could feel his love for you and the spirit that he carried with him. It was always a powerful and emotional experience. I am grateful to him for all of the service he has done for the church and the people. He will be greatly missed! May we all try to be more like him in our own lives and carry on his legacy.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Time to eat or play?

We all know how fun it can be to get our munchkins to eat. Ciara is no different, except that it is not about the food. She eats everything that we give to her. Today I decided to give her some kool-aid. That was like the greatest treat yet for her. I know now though that I can't give it to her until after her food is gone because she would not stop drinking it. I have also started putting her food on her own plate at lunch time and letting her eat from that however this is when it turns into game time. She doesn't like her food on her plate, so she takes it off and places the food on the table. The plate then becomes her toy, either being thrown to the floor or in today's case it became a head piece. She thought that was great, but it doesn't stay on so great when she tries to drink. It is so fun to watch her enjoy her mealtime. And I won't complain to much about the mess since atleast she eats what is on the plate, oh, I mean table!

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Our Background & then some!

A little sliding fun on the blanket!
He knows he is all that!
And so does he!
Our two Princesses!

Our family story began a little over 4 years ago. I was recently divorced and was set up by my brother with his best friend. (Does best friend seem like a weird term for guys?) Anyhoo, I was quite nervous about what kind of guy he would be, after all he is my brothers friend. And I said that I would NEVER date anyone from Delta, UT. I didn't think great guys came from the middle of nowhere. My first impression however was not bad, not bad at all. This guy was actually cute and even with his slight drawl he could even speak coherently and was fun to be with. So our one date turned into a marriage about a year and a half later.

I had 2 wonderful and fun kids before Randy. Kylie & Dallin are really great kids and when they want to be they are good helpers too. They look up to Randy so much that right after our honeymoon they started calling him "Dad"! We have since added to our family and now have Ciara who just turned 1. She really keeps me running, no really... actual running. She started walking a few weeks before her birthday, but she had been crawling and climbingfor about 4 months. She does like to climb and like other little tykes get into drawers or cupboards just to make messes.

So we are blessed with 3 wonderful kids and one very special angel. They all bring me great joy! Oh, I almost forgot our dog, OTTO. I will probably share stories about him too because he and Ciara like to tease each other a lot! All part of the craziness here! Besides, all great stories have to include a dog!

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Something New

I have a very creative sister who does the blogging thing and does it well. There is always something new and interesting on there. She keeps telling me I need to do a blog to keep pics of the kids on and all the fun (or funny) things they are doing. So here I am trying something new and hopefully it will be a good way to know what our family is doing. After all I know we are sooo interesting... right?! So bookmark this website and when you are bored and thinking what are those CRAZY Ogden's up too; you can check us out here! BTW, for all you grammar buffs, I will try to not offend!!