Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
It was dang cold. We had the whole crew pretty well covered up. We were cruising through Temple square and this older couple passed by us, the women stopped in front of us and turned around and starting counting our kids. You could actually see her lips moving as she counted; I'm not making this stuff up. Tasha just knew I was about to make some wise crack, something along the lines of "it's a good thing we don't have more than 10 kids because I'd hate to see you have to take off your shoes to keep counting." Nonetheless, Tasha gave me "the look" and I just smiled at the couple instead.
Ellie and Grandpa John before the baptism.
Gunnar, Jake, and Gavin. The baptism was held at the American Fork tabernacle. It is an old tabernacle, pretty neat to explore and these three boys were trying their best not to get into trouble, but when I grabbed them and snapped this photo they were headed to the basement.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Click on this link below, thanks to Doug Griffith I am hoping to stay out of the dog house this year.
The Dog House
Monday, December 1, 2008
I know a lot of people were worried about Tasha's Black Friday shopping day. Yes, she did manage to go and took Hanna with her. Alarm goes off at 4:30 a.m. (me thinking, sucker! as I roll over and fall right back to sleep
I think Tasha eventually walks out the door a little after 5 a.m.
At about 5:15 a.m. Gracie shows up at my bed and says she had a bad dream me thinking, go talk to your mothe...crap! Ok Grace, jump in bed.
Gracie wakes me up at about 6 a.m. and tells me to stop talking, apparently I was talking in my sleep; I ask her what I was saying but she can't tell me, me thinking, was I mumbling something about your mother? I can't get back to sleep.
Gracie finally gets to sleep around 6:30 a.m. Lily wakes up at 7:13 a.m. Lily and I eat pumpkin pie for breakfast.
I look around the kitchen and realize Tasha made 4 pies for Thanksgiving and has yet to wash the dishes, me thinking, man I'm a sucker
Advantage Tasha once again.
At about 10:30 a.m., kitchen is clean, kids are downstairs watching cartoons and playing video games and I put Lily down for a nap just in time to settle in with some more pies and the beginning of the first football game of the day. Tasha calls from Target, she and Hanna have been tag teaming as they stand in line for an hour me thinking, oh yea, who's the sucker now?
Back to Deuce.
Everything else goes pretty smoothly for the day. Kids play lots of video games, I watch football, Lily sleeps until 1 p.m. and Tasha gets home at 1:30 p.m. Then I look at the car, it is filled to capacity with presents, I mean filled...me thinking, I wonder if I can get a Bailout from the government?
And thus ends Black Friday. The retailers report a successful Black Friday and I am proud to have contributed to the bad economy, it's kind of a patriotic thing if you think about it although I'm trying not to think too much about it!
I took a picture of the Relish Tray on turkey day. This is an hour before dinner. It's a constant battle with the Leishman family as to whether or not one can "eat" before dinner, I've always thought the relish tray was for snacking on to buy some time. Is it just me? I need some help here people. Do other families set-out a relish tray to snack on before the big dinner or was it just my family and I need to keep quiet?
This is a picture of the spread (Notice the relish tray looks untouched.)
Hanna starting with the potatoes.
Tasha and Gracie going through the line.
Lily hanging out with a fresh home made roll.