So somebody delivered cookies to us tonight, rang the doorbell and ran. So the kids get the plate and it is made out to brother marcheunt. So Adam says "They are mine, see Brother Marcheunt." And clever Austin says, "Well, I get some too because I'm a brother Marchant because I'm a boy." He sure is. And he sure knows how to get what he wants. There's always a way around a problem for Austin.
The Semi Truck! It had music and a microphone so everything was loud!
Austin and his daddy! Wow they look alike!
The cop that came to report the accident. The semi hit a cab rounding a corner! It delayed us a little bit but it was fun and funny. Probably not for the truck driver though.
It was a bit chilly but we had so much fun. The kids loved standing up while the truck was moving and dancing to the music. They also loved waving to the crowds. We drove up and down the strip. It was great when one of those advertisement trucks came right along side us with a ronchy lady in a nasty pose. Aden was good and just turned around. Some of the other boys were staring so I was happy. He knows! It was fun to watch the crowds on the strip they would wave and dance and shout and even take pictures. After wards we got hot chocolate and dough nuts and milk all provided. It was a great time. Anderson Dairy has the best chocolate milk. We had such a great time. Aden had a great time with his friends. In fact he could have cared less that we were even there! I think this getting older thing is weird. Now Aden is too cool to sit on santa's lap or even stand next to him so i could get a picture. What is that about. Ashdon had way to much fun and was all tuckered out. Oh wait he slept the whole time too. He's an awesome baby.
So we have been really busy! We had a fun christmas party that we went to. Morgan was in her first play at school and that was fun. Although Maryn fell asleep so I had Ash in the mobe and Ryn on my side. She's squishing ashdon he's screaming and we're trying to find Morgans jacket. Right then I thought. Where are all of the people I know and why is nobody offering to help me. Oh well we got to the car no worse for the wear. Well babies asleep so I need to rush around and get things done.
We had a great Thanksgiving. My parents and brother and his family came to town. It rained for 2 days, which it never rains. But it was still fun we played games, watched movies and had a nice relaxing couple of days. Friday we went to Calico Basin and hiked around. It was just beautiful. The kids had a great time. We watched a lot of football. Saturday Adam's family came into town. And I have to say I'm always nervous when combining two families. You just want everyone to be happy, not bored, and definatly not hungry. So it can be stressful. I have to thank Dana. She was just on the ball and so prepared and helped to bring food so that was great. We enjoyed the park for about 2 hours playing track ball and horse shoes. Everyone I believe had a great time. I enjoyed myself immensely and was not stressed at all. Today we blessed Ashdon. Adam always does a great job. And today was no exception. He gave Ashdon a beautiful blessing. I think Ashdon will be a strength for our family and strong in the gospel. I'm so grateful for preisthood blessings. Then we came home and of course ate some great food. Thanks to Mom, Jacque, Adrianne, Dana, and Steph. I was left with a clean kitchen and a house full of food and way to much dessert. Oh well it must be the holidays. I'm so grateful right now for all of my blessing. My cup runneth over. I love family they are the best. Happy Holidays.
Well I was trying to be all cute and stuff but I can't figure anything out. So for now here are some pictures of our new arrival. Ashdon Tippets Marchant, 8 lbs 8 oz (although it's recorded as 8 lbs 9 oz), 19 1/2 inches long. Born on October 28th, 2008 at 2:13 a.m. He is wonderful and a very patient baby so far. The kids love him and want to help all of the time. Enjoy the photos.
Just so all of you know I'm still pregnant. I think church is the worst cuz people just don't know what to say and they can't believe that I'm still pregnant. So all day I heard, Your still here! I wanted to say nope just stuffed a basketball there so I could get some great attention. But I didn't and I can't really blame them I understand it's a long pregnancy for everyone. Anyways, we had a great dinner tonight. Adam always cooks on Sunday he made Mustard Pork and Roasted cabbage. Delicious all the way around. The kids even liked it and most ate the cabbage. Then we made caramel and dipped pretzels and apples. Then we dipped the pretzels in chocolate and added toppings such as cooked coconut, mini m&M's, roasted pecans, etc. MMMMMMMMMMM good. Then with the apples we dipped them in white chocolate, then in brown sugar and cinnamon. Can I just say I think I've gained at least a few more pounds but man was it delicious. And it was fun too. The kids had a great time. I love the fall!
So I couldn't have that last post stay on there for very long. So I thought I would put on our fun thrush experience. Maryn got thrush, don't ask me how I do not know. So I hunted down some of the violet stuff and was warned that it stains and to be careful. So I was as careful as I could be but when she spits what are you supposed to do. Needless to say she looks a little funny when we go places. Luckily it has warn off a little bit.
As if my busty picture from the pizza place was not enough I've been asked to put a last minute pregnant picture so all of you can remember what I look like pregnant. So here it is and I hope you don't puke. Thanks to Marianne for this special request. They may kick me off of blogger for this one. Borderline Porn!
So this last week we went on a very fun Field Trip. We went to the California Pizza Kitchen. They call it the CPK Kids Tour. Anyways, we get there and the kids are coloring as we wait for everyone to arrive. Then a lady gave a few facts about pizza and pizza consumption and then the kids made there own pizza's. After that they gave them a tour of the kitchen, the big freezer (they turned off the lights and all of the kids screamed really loud), the dishwashing area, ice maker, etc. And then they let them get their own drinks (if they could reach). Morgan got sprite and rootbeer mix. After that the pizza was done so the kids ate their pizza's and then they brought the dessert. The mom's got to sit at a different table and they brought us 3 different salads, then 3 different pizza's. It was so delicious. Now guess how much this all cost. Yeah that's right it was Freeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was so great. The kids had a great time and so did the mom's and we all left completely full of food. WooooHoooo!
We had the best family reunion in a small town called Albion Idaho. We stayed at a place called Campus Grove. It was a wonderful establishment that accomodated our large family so we could all stay together. You should check it out, there website is http://www.albioncampusgrove.com. There was so much to do and the weather was perfect. We hardly saw the kids. We played ping pong, air hockey, fuseball, volleyball, horseshoes, rode the fun cycles, jumped in a bounce house, played smack the cracker (very fun and inexpensive) and enjoyed each others company. Many thanks to Taylor and Heidi for getting things arranged so we could have such an enjoyable time. I think pictures do more justice than me rambling on so I'll just add a few.
Just a little game called smack the cracker.
The next few pictures are with the adults.
Okay so my pictures keep getting messed up and switched around. The next few are of the talent show and then there's one of Austy in a tree. So there ya go.
The girls all wanted a turn with the Microphone.
Vanessa's kid's were very creative on such short notice and did a rendition of Hey my name is O
Taylor was well just Taylor and was very funny.
The Talent Show - The kids did a remake of the song Low they dedicated it to Grandma and then sang it. It was hilarious! Aden did his Chicken Wings Austy sang I Am A Child of God Aden and Tyson playing Horse Shoes Fun Cycles Not so easy with a big belly and a skirt!
Maryn gave him a push and then wouldn't let go until she fell!
Mom and the girls. Oh so good to be together. The Little Girls Eating Breakfast!
I don't think this was for the adults but they had just as much fun as the kids!
There were turkey's there. Not quite sure why but the kids liked em.
Papa and Maryn are best friends now. We don't know how it happened but she bonded with papa.
The kids had a blast in the hot tub and were pretending to be drowning. It was funny. They would also get out and run around so that it would be hotter when they got in.
So I have a huge problem. I have a compulsive liar. I don't mean he (Austin) lies every now and again it's almost every time I ask him a question. Every time and without even blinking an eye. He thinks he's so good. Luckily there is always something to give it away. We have been working everyday for the past 3 weeks on telling the truth. He'll lose privileges like computer time, tv time, friend time, etc. So his most recent large offense was last night. He was told not to go to the dirt pile where Aden was because it is a little to far for him to go by himself. He goes outside and we send Morgan outside to keep an eye on him and Maryn while we hurry and finish eating our dinner. Well, she runs in and says Austin went to the dirt pile. So we call austin in and ask where did he go on his bike, "Oh, I was just riding around the house and on our street!" Just like that didn't even think about do I lie or tell the truth it's lie first try to get out of it later. So we call Aden in. Hey where did you meet up with Austin. Aden says, "He came to the dirt pile and told me it was time to come home for dinner." So I think in his head he justifies his lies. Anyways regardless he lied flat out to us. So we call him back in and give him one more chance to tell the truth. We even say, Tell the truth, did you go to the dirt pile? "Um, no I was just riding around the house." So we take away TV , Computer, Friends everything basically that that kid relies on during the hours of 9 and 3:45 until his siblings come home from school. We talked about telling the truth, how Heavenly Father and Jesus want us to tell the truth, why it's important to tell the truth, and how the disciplinary action would be less if he first told the truth. So this morning he lied to me again, and again, and again, and again. All day one after another. I would remind him of why he couldn't watch TV, etc. And still as if it didn't matter he just kept lying. UUUGHHHH!!!!!!!! Well that is my update and my SAGA.
So I have just done about 10 gazillion posts dating back to mid July. So if you want to catch up on what I didn't post keep going back. They are brief and have a lot of pictures. I had to download pictures today because we are selling oh wait yeah sold the honda. *It took an hour and 10 minutes to sell the car. Amazing. We got exactly what we were asking for it and there is a lot of work that needs to be done. It was crazy. I had about 20 calls on it in the first 20 minutes. I was amazed but thankfully for that I have updated my blog so go to all the blogs below to get a quick update of our lives here in Vegas.
So Keiralyn is so cute. She weighs hardly nothing and sleeps all of the time. We had a great time with B and Amanda. The blessing was beautiful and they were so hospitable. Here are a few pictures of the fun event.
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