Oct 28, 2009

Our new home!

I know I have taken forever on this, but I have finally gotten the photos in the computer. As some may know, I loved decorateing. I always decorate on a dime. Meaning I love to see what I can do without spending crazy amounds of money. My new favorite obsession is re doing furniture. Painting, covering whatever it takes. So fun.

The challenge in this house is, (not to mention the loss of about 900 square feet) I have brought all my decorateing with me from my house, and the colors don't go so well with this home we are renting. I don't want to go out and change everything I have since of course we don't plan on renting here forever, so I have had to really change alot of things, as simply as I could. So, here are the pics of our temporary home here in Washington!!

I finally decided to cut her hair!! She has such beautiful hair but unfortunately it is like mine, takes constant up keep to keep from not looking stringy. She was so excited and loved the thought of getting her hair done. I put a before picture so you could see how long it had gotten. I love it now the way it is!!

Aug 7, 2009


Ok, there is no way I can really do justice to a real update, but I will make the very long story short. We pulled the house from the market and our now renting to a really nice couple and there two little girls. All in all it has really been a blessing finding them. So... finally I packed up the last of our things, and we left to head to be with Daddy!! YEAH!! We just got here two nights ago, we are going to look at a few homes today. It really hasn't hit me until just recently how tired I am. This last year has really draned me but we made it!!! Kjell is so happy to have us here, and even more happy that it worked out that we didn't have to sell our home, he is hopeing that means he can continue to hunt in Montana over the years!!! I am just happy we don't have to sell in this really low market.

I will try to update again soon, we already miss our wonderful friends in Montana. Kjari has already started asking to go home. It may be a while, but I dream that we may be able to do that someday. Thank you to everyone who helped us get going!! We will miss you all!!

Jun 10, 2009

Our Home!

It is official! It is on the market! Sad and exciting at the same time! Here is a link to some photo's of our home. I wish we had taken some before, we pretty much re did almost all rooms!! Enjoy!

May 5, 2009

I Heart Faces - week 17

Kids catagory:
I have never done this before and by no means consider myself a proffesional, but I love photography!!! This week's contest is asking for faces with hats! I remembered this photo I had taken of Kjari, it has always been one of my favorites.
If you want to see more of the photo's entered check it out at http://iheartfaces.blogspot.com/

Apr 24, 2009

Misc Easter

We bought and boiled 5 dozen eggs this year and simply never got around to coloring them. When I saw a bowl of these white eggs, it reminded me of this picture of the savior and how much I love it. I think I like the white eggs better?? What do you think?

I made these yummy treats that I found the recip for on the blog that is listed on my list of blogs it is the My insanity one! They turned out so cute and so yummy!

I didn't get many great pictures on Easter Sunday, but I did catch a few, she looked so cute!! She LOVED it, it was really longs so of course she felt like a princess!!

Easter Egg Hunt

WE went to the biggest Easter egg hunt I have ever heard of. A local family holds this on there ranch every year, typically with 5000 eggs. Alot already, but this year in honor of her husbands 50th birthday, they had 50,000 eggs, no joke, they were spread out for miles on all these rolling hills it was truly amazing to see!! It was a little crazy, as you can see from the cars, so many people came from all over. They had tons of prizes and an airplane that dropped 50 stuffed animals thru out the hunt. This family does this all on there own with a few donations from local businesses. It was really fun!!

It took a bit to get her to look at the bunny, but once she did her eyes were locked!!! I love this age!!

A tradition...changed a bit...

Ok, so if you look back in my archives I believe I have posted the last few years of our passover dinners. We have been doing that too, since the kids were really young. We usually do costumes etc.. and eat tradition foods. This year, we changed it a bit. It is sort of funny, but Kjell and I went to the store to pick up some flat bread, and some where along the way our whole menu changed and we got really excited about making Felafel's!! Way off, wrong part of the world, but as we started it just started sounding so good, we ended up making hummus and an yummy yogurt cucumber sauce!! We had asperigus and a yummy fruit salad. Everything was soooo yummy! We talked about he passover, but not quite like we have in the passed. But it was a really fun night! We were so glad that Kjell was home for Easter, this was his first home with us in two years!!!

My favorite days....

My APSOLUTE favorite way to spend a day!! I say it all the time, but seriously, NOTHING brings me more just pure happiness then a day alone with my family at some form or water. I don't care if it the ocean beach, the bank of a river, whatever. Cold, warm, windy, whatever I don't care. These are the the images I always want in my mind, always!
We took advantage of the first day that daddy came home, right before spring break, and we packed a pic nic and spent the whole afternoon into the evening there. (missing Vance's swimming party for scouts, sorry again Vance!)
It was so fun watching Kjari join the big boys in there exploring under the bridge, throwing rocks, laughing and smileing! Pure Joy!!! I can't wait until we are together again, and we can do this more often! I guess it will be the Ocean beaches again in Washington, I can't wait, but we will miss these beautiful holes we find to play in here in Montana!!

Conference Donuts

We started a "tradition" of sorts years, and years ago, when our oldest two were just very little. Every Saturday morning before Conference we start out with donuts. I believe it began because one year when we were in Portland, a Krispy Cream had just opened near us, and I believe Kjell just wanted an excuse to go get some!! Well it stuck. There have been years, especially when we were in school, that we did not splurge on store bought donuts, but we would make them!! But either way we have never stopped. This last few conferences, except for this last one, Kjell was actually in town and had taken charge of makeing sure we had our donuts. We have a bakery here in town called Hemple's ( I think that is what it is called!) Wonderful!! Anyway, this last time, I really just had not remembered to even plan. But that Saturday morning, Vance woke me up early and said, hey are we going to get the donuts? I was like, ok, sure. I said I'll just run over to Smith's and pick some up. He said, no way! He reminded me that this would be our last conference here in Great Falls, and Daddy had always taken him with him to Hemples and he really wanted to do that while he could. I couldn't resist, so we headed off, early to Hemples. It was great. We had donuts to munch on all weekend! Strange how much longer they last with out Daddy around! hee hee :)

Apr 22, 2009

Middle aged (not quite) Mommy Musing

I have been talking about age alot lately. I guess it is happening, I have entered my mid thirties I guess I should start acting like it. But it hit me this morning, what effects age has done to me, and I am not talking physical, that is a whole other story and time that I probly won't share with you all!
But again, I am realizing h0w wonderful it is to truly begin to know yourself. It can also be scary. I am more and more aware of my faults, and in a strange way, knowing them makes them easier to accept and change if I ever decide I want to.
One fault that I believe I will be working on eternally is learning to be punctual. Seriously anyone who is reading this now and knows me is saying uh huh, about time you figured that one out! Sadly, I see myself in the spirit world, after life, and some great, great grandchild is coming and I will show up late for there welcome. Ok that was a little disturbing, but my point is, I am always late. It doesn't matter how much I prepare ahead of time, how early I get up, I am always late.....(side note, somehow I married a man, exactly like me in this area, my poor poor children) :)

Ok, I am going to take a moment to try to counter act those negative thought in case the "Secret" is true. **SMILE** **I am on time always** ** I make time to relax after prepareing to get ready** Hee hee!!! Ok, back to my thoughts....
BUT... what I am learning now is to let go of the reasons before that I hated being late. I hated disappointing other people, not because it would effect them, I still feel bad about that, but I would hate them thinking less of me. HELLO, anyone who knows me knows that I am this way, and I do still have a few people who love me and hang on to my life. :)

So this last year I am doing it for me, and for my kids, so I can attempt to change this for them. Not that I believe it is passed on, if that were the case, we would not even be having this discussion, my parents have ALWAYS been the type that if you were not 10 minutes early you are late. WHY COULDN'T THAT BE PASSED ON!! But I don't know someone could argue that I have always been a bit rebellious, maybe I am going against that, odd, though I don't think it is punishing my parents now, so what is the point!! :)

Anyway, I have been letting go of perfection and accepting my limitations. My Narcolepsy, really does make it difficult. One of the symptoms that not to many people are aware of is called Automatic Behavior. I may look like I am moving forward doing things, but my mind has shut down, what would normally take someone 10 minutes to do, I might do it in 35. So combine that crazy thing with the distractions of taking care of 4 kids at the same time... well it simply is a recipe for disaster. BUT... I am not giving up.

This morning, as I was dropping the boys off to school, mind you before the last bell had rung, the boys waved there goodbyes, breakfast in hand as they ran. This nice man, leaned over to my truck and said, "quick breakfast today huh?" In the past that would have crushed me. Who knows why, this man was really just trying to be funny and probably related since he too, was just now dropping them off. But today, as I drove away, I thought to myself. YES, that was a quick breakfast. But if he only knew, that we had seriously only woken up 12 minutes before that moment!! If he only knew that this is what we had accomplished in those 12 short minutes:
Got all three boys up

Got myself dressed

Got my oldest in the shower with a towel and orders to wash his long shaggy hair or I was going to cut it...

Found socks for all of them

Actually did cut my 6 year old's hair, mostly a repair from the job he did when he was mad at his teacher the day before...

Ordered them all to brush teeth and wash faces (although can't confirm at the moment if all 3 complide with this one) :)

Signed homework folders

Signed a note from a teacher, telling me that my second son had reached Orange.. again....

Had a quick talk on responsibility and how he was going to make that not happen again..

Another quick talk about the fact that he will keep getting on Orange if he keeps seeing it as 'Her' problem and not his.

Prepared a quick but totally nutritious breakfast for them to carry out.... Peanut butter (protein) on whole grain bread. Yes I said bread not toast, but they didn't seem to mind! :)

AND... Drumb roll.... Got them to the school before the second bell!!!!

I have to say I am impressed myself just seeing it all in print!!!

Don't even ask my we only woke up at 8:12 am......... :)

Apr 17, 2009

Daddies Girl

Kjari woke up this morning, (in my bed of course, bad habit that must be broken soon!) and she was so excited. I mean you could see it in her eyes, she told me this:

Kjari: "Daddy came and visited me last night!!"
Mom: "Really what did you guys do?"
Kjari: "We played with toys, and he put on music... all kinds of music mommy!"

It was so sweet, she loves him so much. In her whole life, he has been gone probably 70% of the time, but she knows he is HER Daddy! She always tells me that. She always asks me, if she can call "my daddy". When ever she see's other men, she says that is "her" daddy, or "his" daddy. She ALWAYS knows where her daddy is, and calls him whenever she wants. She seriously will have 20 minute full conversations with him on the phone in a way that most 2 and half year olds can't even begin to communicate. She asks him, what he is doing, she tells him about what she is doing, what her brothers are doing, what her stuffed animals are doing etc.... If she can't think of what to day she says, "Daddy...um...um....um.... Daddy......um....um....um..."Just making sure to keep him on the phone until she can come up with something else to say!! It cracks me up every time. I am so happy for her that she has a daddy, who is patient enough to listen to all her stories and ask her questions. Anyway, just had to journal that cute dream, I told her to come get me next time and we call all play with toys and dance to the music together, and she said, OK!! mommy, I will!!!

Apr 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Kim!!!!

Today is my big sister's birthday!! Happy Birthday Kimmy!!
Memories of Kim:

1. All her horse pictures on our wall.
2. Her pictures of Wham!!!
3. Her awesome clothes I always stole from her!!
4. Playing Little House on the Prairie on our bunk beds.
5. Her being so concerned about my fingernails, and making sure they are beautiful!! ;0
6. Getting our "Share" barbie dolls along with our Donny Osmond, complete with purple socks.
7. Her letting me play with her and her friends.
8. That she LOVED to read!!
9. Her love for Drama!! I loved seeing her in her school plays. And knowing my big sister was almost always the lead role!!
10. Making movies!! :)
11. Working together @ Micky D's!! Talking her into things since she was the manager!!
12. Hanging out at her apartment!!!
13. Being in the young adult ward together.
14. Her coming to visit in Seattle, hanging out at Pikes Market!!
15. Knowing now that we are best friends, and still look out for each other even after all these years.
I love you Kim!!! Thanks for being a wonderful big sister and Friend!!

Apr 3, 2009

Random Thoughts about....... ME!

I haven't post in a while. Busy with life as usual. My wonderful friend took Kjari earlier this morning so I could get some much needed projects going. It was so nice to work for hours un interupted, music blairing of course!! I got so much done in what felt like so litte time. I am running to the school now for the afternoon. I am going to so miss the wonderful people like Amy. It takes time to develope these kinds of friendships and I am so sad to have to start all over again. I am so grateful for the gospel. I think about how many times we have moved, and how we feel at home right away in our new ward, surrounded by family. That is a wonderful feeling. I am not sure if I could have done all this moving with out that. But even with that it takes time.

I miss my hubby so much though, and it will be so worth it.
I am feeling reflective today. Maybe it is that I had two hours alone..... my mind could acutally think. It doesn't happen often enough. But I am truly grateful for all I have. I am grateful to be older today too. Odd that I would think that, but I really am starting to feel like, I am me. I think only time can help you really get to know yourself. For the first time I don't miss being younger, not really knowing what I wanted to do or who I wanted to be. My life is perfect. I mean sure, I have MANY things I want to change, many things about my body, my home, my kids, my life even, but really it is what it is. It is exactly how I made it. And things will happen when I decide to make them happen, or they won't. I guess I have just grown over the years into me. I don't feel the need to apologize for things that other people really could care less about. I know I am imperfect, I know I have a million things I want to improve in my life, but I am no longer using others scales to figure out what. I know longer feel like I even have the power to really do that alone. I don't feel like I have to do anything for anyone else, so some how that makes me open to want to do everything I can FOR anyone else. Does that make sense?? I know I am rambling, but hey this is my random thoughts right?

I am going to quote a song, I love. It was a song from a play that our RS performed a year or so ago.

"Am I enough.... what do other see...

when they pass me by I wonder what they think...

If they knew... how I really felt inside,

oh I want to change the insecurities I hide...

simple and plain, nothing and beautiful and grand...

what could I be, if place in your hands.....

Could I be more.... Confident and happy

Could I be more.... SURE OF WHO I AM...

Will you polish and refine me, make me stronger then before,

thru you I hope to become more......

Thru You I will become............ MORE."

I am just so grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ, and feel like I need to say that to everyone. I know that He Lives and only thru him can I make it in this life so imperfect, and only thru him I can become more of what He and I want for me and my life. I hope that I can always remember that.

Wow, I need more moments alone.... :)

Mar 23, 2009

Homemade Bread

(I took this great picture from a wonderful site, asweetpea.wordpress.com/category/sp-boulangerie/)

It is late, I am waiting for the last of the six loafs of bread I made to come out of the oven. In an attempt to lower the grocery bill, I thought, hey I can make bread?? But I am wondering, as the first two loafs came out and was devoured quickly by 3 boys and a tiny little girl, I thought, ok, well, I might be saving the money, but I do have to make four times what I need just to have enough for the things I would normally need bread for!! :) Maybe the novelty will wear off soon. I don't know, I personally don't think I will ever be able to resist a hot piece of homemade bread with butter right out of the oven. :)

Mar 17, 2009


Ok, so I did it! I bought a DYSON!!! My hoover died on me. I was so disapointed. I loved it for about a month! I mean LOVED it! And then, the suction died. Now, the suction was still awesome on the hose, so I would seriously vacuum all my rugs, by hand with this hose! Ok, so that only lasted another month or so, and I had to return it.
I was so blessed to seriously come accross a dyson that was on clearance and rung up even a hundred dollers less then that clearance price!!! YEAH!! I was so excited and even picked one up for a fellow Dyson dreamer!! It is awesome.
Vance is convinced that i have lost it! My excitetment about my new tool, has his rolling his eyes so much I am sure he is going to lose them!! He just doesn't get it!!!

Mar 10, 2009

Fun Give away!

I have become obsessed with the cutest things, so one of my favorite sites is on the side bar, the princess and her hair! I find so many cute things there, right now she is having an awesome give away from a very cute affordable site. I just checked it out today, and even if I don't win, I am going to order. The beanys are adorible!! Check it out.
If you want to enter the give away too, click on the link on my side bar to The Princess and her hair! You'll love them both!

Mar 1, 2009

Vance let me take pictures of him!!!

My funny Vance. He HATES having his pictures taken. He is so cute, I can't understand why, but I guess I am his mom. It might be that he has had a camera in his face most his life living with me, but who knows. :)
So this morning before church I got all the boys taken!! I love my boys. Boys are amazing, knowing what they can become makes me appreciate them everyday even more. They are wild, crazy, busy, and so loving! I love you Vance, Gjori and Kjellsen!

Feb 26, 2009


Ok, my sweet neighbor and friend turned or should I say tuned me into Pandora.com!! Holy smokes I am in love. Some of you may know some may be surprised, but I am a 70's and 80's music junkie, literally, sometimes I need it as a drug. No seriously, you just don't understand! :) My poor sweet husband really doesn't understand!

Sad I know, I blame my narcolepsy, but whatever it is, when I can not seem to get motivated or start to feel overwhelmed, like lately with all the moving and sorting and packing etc... if I can crank the music and loud, I literally dance my way thru it. I need to dance, as I move from room to room! (I know probably not a picture you wanted in your head)

Finding this station is amazing! You can put in a song or artist you like, and it literally creates a station suited to you. The more you listen the more perfect it gets, if it picks a song you don't like, you just click it and it sends it to a different directions. You can also have more then one station going, for example I have my ANYTHING BOX station!! One of my favorites, it now pretty much plays them, (one of my ultimate favorites) and Pet Shop boys, (a close second) and Depeche mode, The smiths, OMD, etc... I love it!!

Then there is my other side, lets just call it my Abba and Belida Carlile side! Oh, yeah, I love to pump this loud when I have tons of work ahead of me, It is great, Kjari loves it too, I have the Mama Mia sound track and she LOVES to dance with me to it.

Short Movie review by Crystal:
(first warning, I only watch movies on my clearplay machine, so if I recommend a movie to you, take note, there might be things I don't know about them... :))

This movie is my new lifetime favorite! Funny things is the first time I watched it I didn't like it. Mistake: I watched it with my hubby! Ok, so we were both laughing and thought it was just too silly, who knows you know how you get going and that is just what it seemed like. We also got int a ton, so the next evening when Kjell was not around, I put it back in to see the whole thing thru! I LOVED IT!! Oh, my and of course already being a ABBA fan, made it even more fun!

Ok, back to the subject, so as you can see I have wide varying tastes in music, because my third channel has all Led Zeplin, Pink Floyd, etc... I mean really how soothing is hearing a talented awesome guitar solo so loud that you feel it in your blood! Seriously a drug for me.....I am not kidding.

I love Reggae and some techno pop, I mean seriously I am everywhere!

I honestly don't know what inspires me to choose one to listen too one day and another the next, but music is it for me! I just need it.

Now I also have days I need to feed my spirit and I love to listen to, here you go, don't laugh, but old Seminary stuff, like Afterglow! But I do have new favorites too, like I love love love, a shocker here for me since I am not really a country fan, but Joseph: A Nashville tribute!

So, I have always thought I was odd, because I like such diversity in music. In my dark hair, white face, all black stage of Junior high (yes that was me for a short time) I would have hated someone like me! Now I just know that I love music! All of it.

(Ok, still can't handle much twangy country, or rap or lets just say most garbage or anything that is heavy yuck rock with no point like metalica etc..) Ok, So I am still a bit of a music snob, but what can I say, I have good taste!!

Feb 25, 2009

Snow Day!

The last few weeks have been typical Montana weather, one day playing at the park, and the next day waking up to snow. This day last week was so nice, it was almost warm out, but the snow hadn't melted yet! I love this first picture of Kjari throwing the snowball at Vance!!

I couldn't keep up with the boys as they were running around the nieghbor hood in what became an all nieghboor hood snow ball fight! I love it, I will miss that part of this nieghbor hood!

Feb 24, 2009


Vance has been begging me for a few weeks now to help him make a pie. He checked out a really old cook book from the library and decided he wanted to make a coconut cream pie. I bought him all the ingredients quite some time ago, but finally on Saturday we got too it. In the middle of two painting projects and alot of cleaning! But it turned out really good. I think that Daddy has a new partner for Thanksgiving and Christmas late night pie making session!

Feb 21, 2009

A House of Order

Ok, I am trying to remember that I started this blog originally so that I would actually journal the crazy life of the Nykreim's. I have done some of that, and some more on top of that. But, as my word for 2009 is ORDER, I remembered that I need to add some order to my blog. Right now my life is about as crazy as I think it can get, with Kjell being gone since September, trying to prepare an already fixer upper for sale, packing and sorting for an out of state move, and taking care of four kids under ten, Oh... and on top of that trying to maintain some sense of ORDER!! Ok, but I am reminding my self every morning that the Lord PROMISES he will not give us things we cannot handle. So.....back to my word. I need to establish more order again. I strongly believe in baby steps. These are my goal for the next week.

1. Maintain what is working and simply add another step:

My kids of course thrive (and so do I) on order, we will maintain our usual devotionals at night, bedtime routine, but we will add having them lay out there clothes for the next day.
See my perfectionist brain tells me, oh that isn't that big of deal that should be easy right? But I am going to stop myself and add that ONE thing for this week.

2. Flylady:
I am going back to my flylady routines, (if you don't know who she is, you must be new to the Internet, or a born organized person and if so you might not enjoy my blog too much! Just teasing, I will let born organized people read, you just can't comment!! .......No I am teasing again, I would love your comments....... unless they go something like, (order is so easy, you just simply do it!! :)) (Or my kids just do all the work GAG!) (Or I just get up 3 hours before the rest of the family!!!) Ok :) Ok. http://www.flylady.net/

So, back to my basic morning routines of flylady and adding......two 27 fling boogies a day.
(This should be easy and very helpful for me since I am moving)
***Definition: 27 fling boogie- Take a garbage bag and pick a room, and throw away 27 things. Then go back and pick 27 things to donate) If your not moving, and just want to declutter, and you are already not too messy, you could make this 10 or 15 or whatever you need. You would be surprised, when you look at things and think, does this truly bring me happiness or am I just hanging onto it because my crazy third Aunt (choose that one because I don't have a third Aunt, not even sure that exist...anyway) gave it to me for my wedding day. The throwing away might seem harder in rooms like your living room on some days, so pick a drawer in the room etc... But really it doesn't seem to be hard for me in most rooms, with 4 kids. I count everything... a candy wrapper, a torn piece of paper lost on the floor. (This is where you born organized people might get lost....., your thinking... "why didn't they just put those in the garbage" if you do find yourself thinking that, again, you probably don't need this at all!! ....Plus I will really repent of the bad thoughts that I might have of you. :) Teasing... I think.

3. Personal:
I am GOING to add some exercise in there too. I know it seems to me right now I have too much going on, but its like reading the scriptures we all know that when we do that first thing, our day goes so much better. No question. I know I will feel better and have more energy to do the rest if I devote some love to my body too!! It needs a lot of love right now!! :(
Ok, so to be more specific, I am going to add a work out, after I return from getting the kids to school. I will post more about that when I get started.

Ok, so I am off, to get back to my life!! It is Saturday, the kids did good helping with there Friday jobs yesterday so I know they won't be too excited when I let them know what we have planned for today......So here I go.....

Feb 18, 2009

Food Storage

I don't know about any of you, but I have wanted for years, those awesome rotating shelves for food storage. But... have no desire to pay the thousands of dollars they would cost to have what I need. I found this on a blog today, and am in love! I am resisting starting the project today, since that certainly wouldn't be moving me forward closer to our move, though I have been really good at finding all kinds of projects to keep my busy so I can avoid packing or whatever. But I am going to hold off, really excited that when we do move, I will have tons of cardboard to work with!! I had an idea to cover them with colored duct tape to make them more sturdy. You can buy white duct tape, that would look nice, or you could even do like yellow for fruit, green for veggies, blue for soup, etc.... Anyway, thought I would pass this on!

Here is a link to a PDF form of the exact out line of how to make it.

This is the origional site that shows pictures of the shelves. This is a great blog!

This blog gives awesome step by step instructions and even has a video also a wonderful fun site for all kinds of food storage ideas:

( I will post pictures here as soon as I have permission from the wonderful author!)

Anyway, happy storing!!

Feb 17, 2009


Another cute hair idea I did for Kjari over Valentines day, even though we all stayed home all weekend with three of them sick!!

Feb 14, 2009

Questions for Kids, Valentines Day

This was on a friends blog who asks these questions every year to her kids, I love it, I am stealing it!!

Vance (10 1/2) Gjori (9) Kjellsen (6) and Kjari (2 1/2)

1. How will you know when you are in love?
Vance: Ok, this is not cool.....
Gjori: I actually have no clue?
Kjellsen: When you get older
Kjari: I love Jesus
2. Why do kids give Valentine cards at school?
Vance: There teacher tells them to.
Gjori: Because I like them
Kjellsen: because I want to be nice
Kjari: yeah you got parties?
3a. How would you like to be proposed to (girls)?
Kjari: Uh, daddy yeah daddy
3b. How will you propose to your wife (boys)?
Vance: I am not doing this.... (took a while but we got him to come back!! :))
Gjori: By giveing her presents and other stuff
Kjellsen: I don't know
4. Why do people get engaged?
Vance: I don't know
Gjori: To love each other
Kjellsen: because they love each other.
Kjari: nice
5. How will you know when someone loves you?
Vance: well I wouldn't know
Gjori: I don't know
Kjellsen: They will tell me
Kjari: uhhh Jesus
6. How do you know your mom loves your dad?
Vance: hmmmmmm she sent him presents on Valentines day
Gjori: Because I hear you say it.
Kjellsen: Because they got married
Kjari: uhh
7. How do you know your dad loves your mom?
Vance: He sent her a card, overnighted
Gjori: Because he wants to stay home with her, and he cries when he leaves.
Kjellsen: Because they kiss
8. What do you think your mom and dad did on their first date?
Vance: Danced in washington
Gjori: Kiss each other.
Kjellsen: they danced
9. What is romance?
Vance: crap
Gjori: No clue
Kjellsen: I don't know
10. What is Valentines day?
Vance: birthday for St. Valentine
Gjori: A day for loving
Kjellsen: A day when you give people presents and a time that you love
Kjari: my diamonds?
11. Who is cupid?
Vance: A made up fairy tale character
Gjori: Person who shoots arrows at peoples butts and they fall in love.
Kjellsen: (Shrugged shoulders)
12. Did you get any special valentines this year?
Vance: no
Gjori: Yes
Kjellsen: Yes, it was from my mom
13. How old do you think you'll be when you fall in love?
Vance: 22 1/2
Gjori: 36
Kjellsen: 16
Kjari: I get married
14. What do you think about your parents' rule that you can't date until you're 16?:
Vance: Cool
Gjori: good
Kjellsen: Against the law?
15. Why do people get married?
Vance: Because they want to look inside the temple
Gjori: Because they want to.
Kjellsen: they love each other
16. Where do you want to get married?
Vance: The Temple in Rome
Gjori: A Utah temple
Kjellsen: At the temple
Kjari: uhh temple
17. What qualities do you look for in a boy/girl?
Vance: Smart, no facial hair, tall I guess, brunette, I won't marry a blond.
Gjori: Nice
Kjellsen: if they look pretty
.18. What would be a fun date?
Vance: fast food restraunt and playing on the equiptment
Gjori: bowling
Kjellsen: the movies
19. What do you want to get for Valentine's Day?
Vance: A lamborgini
Gjori: chock full of candy
Kjellsen: Another pokemon thing, because I lost mine
.20.Why do men give women flowers or chocolate?
Vance: because there on a diet
Gjori: Because they love each other.
Kjellsen: Because they love the girl
21. What do you think about kissing?
Vance: It is crap
Gjori: crap
Kjellsen: That it is bad, when you are not 16
Kjari: uhhh married
22. What will you wear when you get married?
Vance: White
Gjori: black
Kjellsen: Black
23. What will your husband/wife look like?
Vance: Brunette with green eyes, freckles.
Gjori: Probably skinny, and nice.
Kjellsen: short, blond hair, pretty

Happy Valentines Day!

I usually make the traditional heart shape pancakes for breakfast today, but today I did something different. The eggs turned out perfect, the Cinnamon rolls were suppose to be hearts, but oh well, they tasted great! We toasted with your milk and water to Daddy! Wish he was here!