Monday, January 30, 2012

My Valentine

 Now this is why I miss my family so much, look how sweet they are. My mom and my little cousin Remie put a Valentine package together for me. The top picture is what my mom sent me. She knows me all too well, she sent all my favorite treats. Gushers, m&m's, life saver gummies, a really cute new shirt, a cute valentines decoration, and a sweet card. Of course she had to send Kasey his favorite cookies, Snicker Doodles. (he always hides them from me, because he knows they are his) 
My mom said that Remie worked really hard putting this together, I almost cried when I saw it. She painted some beautiful pictures as you can see (she said there is more where that comes from). She also sent me a teddy bear, a cheer scrunchy (black and green thing), a bag of pretzels, fat free newtons, apple sauce and fruit snacks. Oh how could I forget a beautiful new purple belt. She also sent the cutest little note. It says: Dear JoEll, I love you so much. When you come here for summer break can we have a sleep over? Love Remie Claire Worthen. When I called to tell her thank you she told me that the paintings had to go on the wall by Kasey's bed. How sweet is my family, Kasey and I are so lucky! We have such great parents on both sides that do so much for us.

Sorry if the grammer and spelling is not up to par. I think Kasey has too much going on to edit every post. Hope you know what I am trying to say :).

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Meet Calvin

Here is the sweet little boy I spend most of my time with. He is very easy baby and very quick to smile. It lights up my day when I walk in the door and he smiles ear to ear for me. I have been watching him for about 2 weeks and will continue to watch him until may. It will be a very sad day when I am done watching him. (sorry for some reason the picture is upside down) 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Your Not Fooling Me

I just have to shake my head and laugh. I am sorry but our neighbors are the worst at parking. I mean come on all of these pictures are in one parking lot, but then again maybe I am the dumb one. They have a pretty good situation.
 If there is no parking spots just park on the side walk, you cant get any closer than that right.
 You have the option of either taking just enough of two spots that no one else can fit. 
Or you can park right in the middle. They have the right idea I will never be doored again. My neighbors are fooling us all, they may look like they cant park but they know the true way to get the best parking. Oh the things I have learned out here in Iowa.

Monday, January 16, 2012

An Itchy Situation

For the past few weeks I have not been feeling so well. It turns out I had a sinus infection so I naturally took some antibiotics. Well to make a long story short I found out I am allergic to sulfur (sulfate) type medicine, which is in some antibiotics. and my whole body looked a lot like this.
Gross I know, to make matters worse I had to get a steroid shot (that hurt so bad)! Lets hope this goes away soon, I am watching Calvin tomorrow and don't want to be itching everywhere.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Home Sweet Home

 Warning picture overload, we headed back to Utah for 3 weeks and had a lot of fun. So instead of telling you every little story I will just let you see the pictures they are more fun anyway.
 Every year it is a tradition to go to Lava Hot Springs with the Carling family. I look forward to doing this every year we have a lot of fun.
The little kids thought swimming outside was so cool, there favorite was to watch ice melt in the hot water.
 Kasey and I had plenty of sleep overs with our nieces and nephews. Kasey decided to build a fort for the kids.
 Here are the little kids watching TV while Kasey (who was very serious about this fort business) planned and build the fort. (Notice Kasey in the back working hard on his fort)

 The little kids had a lot of fun when it was built. But you had to be very careful. Kasey was not about to let kids ruin his fort, he worked so hard on.
All 8 of us slept under the fort. Well except a couple ended up in grandma and grandpas bed.
I think one of my favorite parts about going home is seeing all my cute nieces and nephews. I think they are probably some of the cutest little kids I know. It almost makes me want to have a baby. (almost is the key word)

 Alyssa is so smart she got a microscope for Christmas and was showing me how one works, I am hopeless in that department.
 Of course while in Utah you have to go to Cabelas. Quinn loved the fish, she thinks everything barks like a dog. She was barking for hours.
 I could not get enough of her, she is so snuggley I loved it. I think Quinn got an overdose in treats while we were there. Kasey and I would bribe her with treats, she ended up really liking us. Her mom not so much, Sorry Deb.

 While Kasey was at the Jazz game with his brother, some how miss Remie (the little girl in the gray). Got us to all dress up in her moms old prom and wedding dresses. We even had to be announced before we could walk out. How she gets us to do these things I don't know.

Remie and I did each others make up, I thought we looked good!
Since there was no snow on New Years Eve we went Ice skating.
 Little Tori was like Jello when we first got out there, there were a couple times she almost took me down with her.
 We finally got the hang of it after a couple laps.
 Kale thought he was pretty awesome, that he could ice skate with the helper.
 Easton loved it. He was so cute!
Out of the 8 kids, here are the 3 that made it to midnight to bang on pots and pans. Little 2 year old Aniston could have out lasted all of us.
We had a lot of fun when we went home, I will miss everyone so much. Cant wait until I can see them again.