Soccer balls, basket balls, baseballs...we've been busy! This is what keeps us on a six day a week schedule. I think it's time I get that "Soccer Mom" license plate, or should I have it say "Ball Buster?" Hmmmm....we shall have to think on that one.
I finally had my shoulder fixed. I had a bursectomy. I will let you read about it if you choose but basically this has been an ongoing problem with me for about eight years. I have been getting cortisone shots for the last five years and my ortho said enough was enough. The shots were starting to deteriorate my muscle and they needed to just fix the problem instead of covering it up. So...there you go!
My family has been wonderfully supportive and I am very blessed that I have the most amazing support system. Especially my little princess. She has filled in as the role of mommy quite well and is taking wonderful care of her brother and I. And special thanks to Justin who has taken on ALL the roles of caretaker. Love you babe.
We were SUPPOSE to be camping in sunny Saint George over Easter break, but lil' miss Mother Nature had other plans. So instead we stayed home and started a remodel (that's a whole 'nother post). The kids and I caught a movie with our good friends and saw "How To Train a Dragon" in 3D. AMAZING! Wow, an awesome show. Then Sieauna came down with a little cold and she took it easy Saturday and Sunday while Justin and I worked on our remodel.
Saturday night Kathy invited us over for dinner. She put on a huge Easter feast! She cooked up a most delish brisket with her famous guava barbecue sauce, potato salad, yummy rolls, salad and cupcakes. After dinner, the grandparents surprised the kidlets with an Easter Egg hunt in the basement! They hid 40 eggs!! My kids loved it. They are awesome and we had such a good time.Sunday I made a huge ginormous breakfast and the kids surveyed what the Easter Bunny left them. (I think he/she was trying to overcompensate from the failed camping trip by giving the kids a RV and log cabin playset???) They stayed in jammies all day while Justin and I worked on the remodel. It was a nice weekend and I'm glad the kids are off today so we can take one more day to relax. Despite not being able to go camping, our Spring Break was a good time.
I got to spend some quality time with my mom for my birthday. She took the day off work and we shopped the day away in Park City. We had a great lunch and split a naughty luscious desert. It was so much fun. We really need to do this more often. I love spending time with my mommy.
Sieauna and her fourth grade class put on a wonderful preformance they worked very hard for. The play was all about the history of Utah and why it is such a great place to live. Sieauna got to do a square dance and she was an Indian in the play. The whole fourth grade did an awesome job. So proud honey!
On the actual day of my birthday, Justin and I took the kids to see Alice in Wonderland. Great show! I loved it and we don't take the kids out to the movies often enough so it was very special to have them with me. Then we went across the street to Joe's Crab Shack where I met up with my family to celebrate. LOVE that place for atmosphere and kid appeal. I really enjoyed all my sweet nieces and adorable nephews. I felt very loved and special. ESPECIALLY when I got my birthday cake! Jennifer made me my favorite honey beehive cake with fresh strawberries and it was sooooooooooooo good! Thank you so much Jen! And thanks family, for loving me unconditionally. LOVE YOU MORE! Side note-I took lots of pictures of my brother and sister-in-law and the kids, but all the pictures I took facing that way came out bad because of the lights in the restaurant. Sad :(
Summer, Holli and I all share birthdays within a couple weeks of each other. Mine is the 14Th, Summer is on the 17Th (along with my friend Teresa) and Holli is on the 21st. The last few years we have celebrated our birthdays together. This year was no different with the exception that WE WERE SURPRISED!
So I thought Justin and I were going to dinner with Trent and Teresa to celebrate our birthdays. It was snowing horribly that night and five minutes before we were suppose to leave, my babysitter called and said she broke her leg. WHAT? SERIOUS? "Yes, I'm so sorry Kelly, I broke it jumping around in a bounce house". I freaked and called Tracy to see if she could cover (which was EXACTLY what Justin and Tracy knew I would do!) We picked up T&T and headed to drop off the kids to Tracy. I should have known something was going on when Justin insisted T&T come in with us. We walked in to a huge surprise! Tracy had decorated the house, all our friends were there and Justin put on his apron and became head chef cooking us up steaks, asparagus and an amazing port reduction mushroom sauce. Tracy made all the snacks and salad. Shon helped by making up LIES to get the other girls over to Tracy's. Those three had been planning this for awhile! We proceeded to party the night away with apple martini's, wonderful wines, cupcakes and cheesecake with a warm port blackberry butter sauce. It was so much fun! Thanks you guys, for pulling one over on me and we all know THAT NEVER HAPPENS! Well, that's the story and I'm sticking to it.
Wow-I've been so behind on blogging lately! Let's play catch up shall we? Holli wrote a book about us! She's been working on it for awhile and presented it to us for our birthdays. "The Group Formally Known as the Momtourage" was a HUGE hit with us girls right away. We got our books signed by the author, opened the champagne and sat down in front of the fire to read it. WE LOVED IT! I laughed, cried and read it again. She did such an awesome job catching the "essence" of us girls. In fact, she even started a blog with the first chapter. Go here: http://thegroupformerlyknownas.blogspot.com/ to check it out!
Thanks Holli. Not only are you super sweet, but wonderfully talented as well. Love you!