Friday, December 26, 2008



I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas! We certainly did. I think nothing is better than living Christmas through the eyes of my children. Their excitement gets ME excited! I also have to say that Rob is awesome at surprising me with things that I mention throughout the year and then forget about. He got me something that I REALLY wanted, even though he hates my crafty stuff. :) Big SMOOCHES to you, Rob!!! I hope he got things that he really wanted, too.

Jason kept thanking us over and over and the kids were heard to say, "This was the BEST Christmas EVER!" Now that is a compliment since we felt we didn't get them that much. :) With nine kids we try to get them ONE big present that everyone can use and then one individual present. We also have our children draw names and be a secret santa for someone in the family. They get soooooo excited they can hardly keep it a secret! LOL

MOST importantly, I love Christmas because it reminds me of the Greatest Gift we have ever received. We feel so extremely blessed!

*Alot has happened in the economy and some of the banks have had to close. We feel blessed that Rob works for Wells Fargo, a bank that is doing very well.

*We feel blessed that I haven't had to work outside of the home so I can teach my children.

*We feel blessed that McKenna is doing so well. I didn't ever think that she would be as healthy as she is. She will be baptized next year!

* We feel blessed to have had the twins come safely into our family! Their spirit touches this home everyday and blesses our other children.

*We feel blessed to have such a beautiful home that fits ALL of us and has some land for the children to run on.

*We feel very blessed to have friends and family that provide the love and support we need. My parents moved closer to us, and our dear friends, the Krons, moved to the same town as us and we are sooooo HAP-HAP-HAPPY to have them here!

I know I could go on and on, but these are the blessings we feel most thankful for this year.

May God bless each and every one of You! And may you feel His love throughout the following year as times may get harder. WE LOVE YOU!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


You have GOT to see this! Does anyone know if it's real or a set-up? Real or not, it's prrrItty darn funny!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I've updated my book club list. Check it out for new ideas and let me know if you read any of them. There were some fun ones and a few with very serious subject matter. ENJOY!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

WE ALL ARE Rabbi Shifren

WE ALL ARE Rabbi Shifren
We are living in an era of insanity! Witness the latest attempt to remake the nature of our country, founded and established on certain principles that have been the envy of the entire world. The latest assault on our country and its values comes in the form of vicious and criminal violence against the Mormon church in Westwood, California
Interesting how the selective self-righteous indignation on the part of the radical Gay activists is played out here: they bewail the blow to freedom and justice! But I thought we just had elections, where the majority of Californians expressed their views in a free and open manner. Are we not a nation of laws? Dare we relive the McCarthy era, where Americans were harassed and threatened with the loss of their jobs for believing in a certain way? If the Gay radicals should have their way, untold numbers of Americans would live under the threat of the Gay-Lesbian "thought police," where individuals that reject the Gay lifestyle would be sought out and have sanctions brought against them.
It's bad enough for those working in the entertainment industry here in Los Angeles, where a fog of political correctness and a bending over backwards to accommodate, even promote Gay lifestyle is in full gear. Let none dare say that this type of activity is anathema to our country, our morality, and the debauchery of our young people.
Let it be stated unequivocally: The radical Gay attack on the Mormons is the shot over the bow against the United States of America. There was a time when what a man did in his bedroom was sanctified between himself and G-d. Now we are being served an "in-your-face" smorgasbord of smut and licentiousness as being between people who only "want their civil rights."
Hogwash! We are dealing with the equivalent of a moral takeover of the country that has as its bedrock a belief in G-d and His promise for humanity. They don't want civil rights! What they desire is quasi Gay/Lesbian hegemony, where a huge "bookburning," reminiscent of the Nazis, will purge any remnants of the "Christian, White, mainstream America" that has given ALL AMERICANS the most profound scope of freedom, liberty, and justice that Mankind has yet to experience.
People have perhaps wondered: why the Mormons? Answer: they are a small, yet vocal Christian minority. They have been selected by the mobs as vulnerable, a group that might not have such massive support among America's Christians.
We who are friends of the Mormons, their patriotism, their family values, will not falter in our continued support of these dear Americans. Let us recall the Christian minister Niemoller, whose admonition during those dark years of Nazi Germany moved us to our core:
"When they came for the gypsies, I said nothing, because I wasn't a gypsy. When they came for the homosexuals, I said nothing, because I wasn't a homosexual. When they came for the Jews, I said nothing, because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I said nothing, because I wasn't a Catholic......then they came for me, and there was no one left to defend me."
My fellow Americans, in the coming battle for the heart and soul of America and everything we cherish, may this call to arms be the mantra of every concerned patriot:
Rabbi Nachum Shifren
Lecturer and Author, "Kill Your Teacher: An Expose of Corruption and Racism in LA Schools" & "Surfing Rabbi: A Kabbalistic Quest for the Soul"


Monday, December 1, 2008

CUTE to not so cute...

Okay, so my day started out great! The babies slept through the night, it was sunny out, I was in the christmas spirit...
Then while I was trying to feed the babies (it takes me about 1 1/2 HOURS)

He was just tryin' to help me make lunch apparently. Here we have vegetable soup mix and
acini de pepe. He is mixing it with a wire whisk.
Here we have Bisquick. He is crying in this picture. That is what I felt like doing.

In theory, it sounded pretty good. I had to vacuum for a half hour and we will still be vacuuming acini de pepe out of the carpet for at least a year.

In the Christmas Spirit

I LOVE this time of year! We got snow FINALLY....We set up our Christmas tree....and JD woke up this morning with these cute reindeer jammies on.

I just couldn't help myself. He is sooooo cute!