Thursday, January 21, 2010

my phone

I'm blogging from my phone. This may start up a serious obsession. Oh and our power is out. That is all.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Constant He Is...

I have had some great friends come into my life. But one thing I've learned is that they usually don't stick around. Life happens. Friends move away (or you move), other relationships happen (marriage), falling outs, new friends, crazy schedules, etc.! Family sometimes is the same way. They move out of state, you have falling outs, or they stray away. One thing that is ALWAYS constant is Jesus Christ. I, personally, can always rely on my Savior. He is my friend, my confidant && even when I ignore him for awhile HE is always, without a doubt, there for me with open arms. I know my Savior lives. I know he died for me. I know he has given me the Atonement so that I may repent of my sins, and find comfort through him. He has done all of these things because He LOVES me. He wants to see me succeed. He will do nothing but strengthen me. My Savior is my ultimate friend.

* A side note. I am grateful for all of the people my Heavenly Father puts into my path. I know the people I come to meet and enjoy earthly friendships with are not coincidental. They are here to help me, strengthen me, encourage and uplift me. I understand && am SO grateful for this gift He gives of friends && family. I also understand and am grateful for the Lord's timing in all things. He has a plan for each of us. He know when it's time to take someone out of our lives and even though friendships on earth aren't always constant... the Lord provides a way for us to have friends, whether it be through friends or Jesus Christ... WE ARE NEVER ALONE.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

SNUGGIE, It was a different source of HUMILIATION

So, I bought myself a SNUGGIE. It's leopard. It's cute && I LOVE IT! My WHOLE family mocked me, relentlessly. That is..... UNTIL I BOUGHT MY MOM ONE! (OH && the little boys!)

Here are all the things that you can do with a snuggie that they DIDN'T put on the infomercial.....

Drive your car to keep warm, but still have your hands free!


Go through the drivethru at MCDONALDS!

Go shopping! @ Dillards!

Go out to eat!
&&& of course go to the movies.
Stay WARM!

The Groupies

Nick & his friends are in a band.
They had their first "show" in the basement at a friend's house.
It was a good turn out && NICk did pretty awesome.

We watch his program... We buy his toys, we go to his movies... he owes us. Doesn't he owe us, huh?

For my mom's birthday my Dad took my family to DISNEYLAND!
WE had fun. Here are just a few moments captured from our trip!
Gunnar conquered his fear and finally took
the plunge on Tower of Terror!
Nick LOVES Disney!

The WHOLE family at Disney!
Merry Christmas!

Taking a rest, enjoying the view!

Allie, Eli & Ivy waiting in line for sceamin!

Mother & all of her children....
Toystory mania...
It was a ridiculously long line BUT totally worth it!

We forced Elijah to ride Califronian Screamin' because
he was finally tall enough.... he loved it.
Dad & Eli on Big Thunder Railroad!

Eli, Dad, Allie, && Mom on Matterhorn!


I think you're all messed in the head. We're ten hours from the freaking fun park and you want to bail out. Well I'll tell you something.
This is no longer a vacation.
It's a quest.
It's a quest for fun.
I'm gonna have fun and you're gonna have fun. We're all gonna have so much freaking fun we'll need plastic surgeory to remove our darn smiles. You'll be whistling 'Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah' out of you're ***! I gotta be crazy! I'm on a pilgrimage to see a moose.
Praise Marty Moose!
- Clark Griswold, National Lampoon's Vacation

"We're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny Freakin' Kay!"

I know it's after the first of January.
BUT I didn't blog about our amazing Christmas!!!!

Obviously we went to Disneyland. fun.

We decorated the tree. (*trees, there is more than ONE!)

We made gingerbread houses.

We wrapped presents.

We OPENED presents!

We drank non-alcoholic eggnog.

We went Christmas shopping for eachother.

We had the Bowyer Christmas party at our casa Christmas EVE! ALL of the Grandkids were there for the first time in a couple of years.

We had BREAKfast for Christmas DINNER! YUM

We had the funnest White Elephant gift exchange at our fam party.... there was a LIVE Lobster && granny panties involved (thanks ty & janey).... want to know more???


&&& we got a tandem bike for the family.....

it was hilarious watching everyone try to ride it!

All in all Christmas 2009 was a SUCCESS!

Friday, January 1, 2010


Ok, so my blogging has totally stunk this last couple weeks of December!


I will be up and running shortly with pics, funny stories && well, LIFE HAPPENINGS!