Monday, March 30, 2009


Kolby knows his B-day is coming up in the next few months and has a rather expensive gift request. "I want an iPhone like Daddy!" He has said this several times over the past few weeks and hasn't backed down. He's always had a fascination with cell phones and has now decided that he's ready for one at the prime age of 4. We love you Kolby, but you're going to have to wait several more years for this one! 

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Can't Believe It!

Our new Boy Scout!

We can't believe that we have a soon to be 8 year old. Where has the time gone? Jake was invited to his first Scout meeting and was so excited to wear his new uniform. Kolby was a bit jealous, so mom made him a makeshift uniform and all was well. Jake is working so hard and will have his Bobcat badge by next Pack Meeting. We're so proud of you Jake!!!  

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Choose the Right

So, I was driving around doing some boring errands with my sweet Kolby just chillin' in the back seat, when the following conversation took place. . .

Kolby- "Mommy?"
Mandi- "What's up dude?"
Kolby- "We have to choose the right huh?"
Mandi- "That's right Kolby! We should always try to choose the right."
Kolby- "We have to choose the right so we can be with Jesus again huh mommy?"
Mandi- "Yes Kolby. You are so smart! Who taught you that?" 
Kolby- "Um, No one!"
Mandi- " Hmmm, well then, how come you know all that?"
Kolby- "Cuz . . . I'm AWESOME!"

 And here I was ready to pat myself on the back for leading my kids in the right direction! I love how sweet and innocent our little ones can be, and how happy they are with themselves when they understand something. He sure made our ultimate goal in life sound so simple huh? All we have to do is. . . Choose the Right!!! Thank you to my sweet Kolby for reminding me of that! 
I love you buddy!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


It's funny what can make kids happy. We were out shopping and decided to stop at Partyland. The Boyz saw these race car helmets and went nuts over them. So for a few bucks, we made their day. They would weave themselves in and out of other customers pretending to hit mock speeds. After awhile, they began to DRIVE us nuts! It's fun to see their imaginations take off and for once to take a brake from the Playstation.