Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thank You Cards

I am a grateful person. I do appreciate when nice things are done for me. I do however, have a "beef" with thank you cards (TYC).

Generally, kind acts of service are extended to help one out when one needs help. If one needs help, why do we put that person under all the added stress to give us TYC? It makes me crazy.

I owe about 65 TYC from when I was pregnant with Mallory. Most of them I wrote last February. They are all in a pile in a closet. Somewhere. If you are one of these people that feel as though you got the shaft and are without your TYC, please call me and I will dig through the pile and send yours to you.

PLEASE NEVER SEND ME A TYC!!!!! I don't want one. I feel obligated to keep them, especially if you are a scrapbooker and took more time to make the card than it took me to make the money to buy your gift. Or more time than it took me to do whatever it was that made you feel compelled to give me a TYC.

Just say, "thank you". That is nice. It is good enough for me.

What do you guys think?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pinewood Derby

Mallory peed on me in the beginning of the derby. It was before the kids started racing their cars, and we made it back just in time after going home to change.

Yay! Donny took first in his division. When we were talking about it later, he said,"I don't care if I didn't win the whole thing and get a trophy. I had so much fun!" I love that gets to be in scouts.
He doesn't look excited to be at the Pinewood Derby, does he?

Cheering for his friends car.

David LOVED the derby.

Donny's car is ahead a bit.

A "wolf" hug.

Donny's pizza car. The theme was food.

It just isn't a scout event unless you can see up everybody's nose.

Mallory will only keep a headband on for pictures.

Miss Mals and Donny playing the piano. This is how he keeps her occupied when I need to get stuff done.

Why yes, those are David's clothes way up there in the window. I am not quite sure how he got them up there.

My girls

As a matter of fact those are piggies in her hair!

I found Donny and Kurt sleeping like this.

Grandma and David

Monday, January 3, 2011


Donny in Sacrament meeting yesterday:

I'd like to bear my testimony.
I know this church is true.
I made the choice to be baptized,
and so should you.

He told me he just made it up as he was talking. It was pretty cute.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Donny's Baptism

At about 10 minutes til 12:00, We hear from the microphone(which was behind us) "Welcome to Donny's baptized." David wanted to give a talk so badly. Donny was so excited, and did such a good job listening to everybody speak.

Joe and Melanie

Papper, Bree and Donny

Grandma and Mallory

Daddy and Donny

Donny said, "Mom, I look like an Angel, I just don't have wings."

The kids checking out the baptismal font

Round and Round Bree at 19 months