Thursday, December 30, 2010

Might as well Update !!

For some reason I cannot sleep and I was sitting at my computer browsing blogs and thought I might as well shock all 2 of you that look at my blog and make a post!!! and also give a little update on what's been going on this year for the Sparks Family.
First off I just wanted to post some pics we had taken in Sept. by the wonderful Whitnee Jenkins. I love them and wanted to show them off. Then if you feel like it you can read a little of our crazy life. :-)

This year has flown by like no other has!!
Chad, I think had contributed the most to this. He has been so dang busy I would have to stop everyone once in a while to make sure he was still an occupant in our home. The reason he has been so crazy busy is besides his current job, he has decided to start a new business of his own!!! So that has come with many out of town and country trips (besides the ones he does on a regular basis every 2weeks for his 1st job) many sleepless nights and a lot of stress. He is doing an amazing job though and I am so thankful for having such an ambitious husband. With more trips already planned for 2011 I can guarantee this next year will fly by just as quickly.
I am still doing what I have always done. I manage the household, am a chauffeur, nurse, therapist, mom, wife, house cleaner, cook (although not a very good one), dance teacher and choreographer, hair stylist (just to my kids, but I take it very serious), planner, ward chorister, babysitter and just a one of a kind down to earth woman (Ha Ha not really but a girl can dream right?). Sometimes I love it and and sometimes not so much. But wouldn't trade it for anything else. I am a lucky gal!!!
Tanner turned 9 this year and started 4th grade. So weird (I still think I am a 21 yr. old newly wed). He loves his teacher and had met a lot of new friends at school. He is still way into to drawing and I finally have put him in art lessons. He loves it and would stay there all day if he could. He also got into Tennis and Golf this year and has really liked them. Hopefully we can add skiing to that list soon!
Abbie, oh man where to start. Well she turned 8 this year and started 2nd grade. She is every thing you would think a girl to be and then some. She is dancing this year again and also taking gymnastics. Which keeps her busy Mon-Thurs. but rarely complains about it. Only when the time change happened and it was dark outside when gymnastics got out, then that became quite a struggle. She helps a lot with Lucas and brings such an energy to the home.
Lucas just turned 3 in oct. and he is a not stop tornado. He has finally picked up on talking and now we all wish he would have waited at least a little longer. He never stops talking (which most the time is bossing me around) He loves Ironman and Buzz Lightyear and makes me fly him around the house while he sings each of the theme songs. He is so fun though and is always making my day.
So when I figure how to get some pics up of our christmas (old camera) that will be my next post.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Where on Earth???

Yes, it is official.
I HAVE FALLEN OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH. So What? I am working my way back ;-)
I will update sometime.
So keep checking on me!!!

p.s. Julie is having a GIRL!!! YAY

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Best zoo trip Ever!!!

It was such an awesome trip that I didn't even take many pictures. I was just enjoying the time with Lucas.
So here is the story. Lucas had been going to Kids Who Count to work on his speech. It's a play group that is twice a week. From time to time they will have field trips!!!! The zoo was one of them and the best part, we didn't pay a dime or penny :) the other best part is that the other two kids were in school so I didn't have to find a babysitter or bring them with. It was so fun to just be with Lucas. So since Chad could not go I invited the next best thing to a husband, my sister and best friend!!! She brought her boys and here is the third best part, the boys (all of them) never made a sad, unhappy face or sound the whole time. They loved it and were sooo happy. And the whole zoo trip in and out took all of 1 hr and 45 min. Ya baby!!! Record time So there you go the Best and perfect zoo trip ever :) So here are the few pics I took, I guess I should have taken more but the important part to me was being with Lucas and that was hard to do if I had the camera in my hand the whole time!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

This is my new motto!!

This is the words of the Chorus to my new favorite song. A new way for me to look at life and situations I can't control (you would probably never think I like to be in control but I do and go nuts when I am not) So I repeat these words a lot in my head. It is amazing how music can always seem to help.

What I cannot Change LeAnn Rimes
(this is just the chorus)
All the rest is out of my hands
I will learn to let go what I cannot change
I will learn to forget what I cannot change
I will learn to love what I cannot change
But I will change yeah, I will change
Whatever I, Whatever I can

P.S. will be posting some pics soon of the best zoo trip ever!!!! keep checking back :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Halloween in March?

Yes I know its been 5 months since Halloween but I just have to put these pics up!! I know you'll get a kick out of this!! Tanner had such a hard time deciding what he wanted to be and he kept saying he wanted to be a girl. Chad was a little apprehensive about this. (go figure) I felt like being a girl was a little boring so I thought "Hey! I should get out my old cheer uniforms and see if they would work" Well guess what? They actually fit him!!! So a SFHS cheerleader he was, the best part? It was free :)
Abbie was a fairy and a beautiful one at that, don't you think? Yes I painted her face, not too bad for an amateur (should of had tanner do it, he's the artist)
Lucas was a skeleton, he is the hardest kid to get a picture of. O-well you get what you get!! It was a fun day and I actually enjoyed taking the kids out trick or treating. Now what to do next year? mmmm I think I'll need some ideas :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tanner's baptism

So way back in Sept. 09 Tanner became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Whew! long title, but something of great importance to us and our family.
He was so excited to get baptized. He was baptized and confirmed by Chad (his father) with many family members who hold the priesthood as well. It was so amazing how strong I felt the spirit there that day. I am so thankful that I have a husband who was worthy to perform such an important ordinance.
Unfortunately I was not able to take to many pics, silly me, forgot to charge the camera the night before. Duh I am so glad my sister in law Shaunna came prepared and snapped a few pics of Chad and tanner in their white clothes just before being baptized. Whew! it seems my sister in laws always come to my rescue with the picture taking thing.
Tanner had taken this, being a member of the church very serious (which he should be) and is always making sure to repent if he as done something that he know the Lord, or his parents feel is not Choosing the Right. Which is like getting on the computer in the morning, which I told him is a no no since he should be getting ready for school instead. He is such a good kid. I am so blessed to have him in our family.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lucas turns 2 !!

About 5 days after we got home from Disneyland Lucas turned 2. I am glad I did his birthday shopping early because it snuck up on me. As you can see his most favorite toy is "Lightning McQueen" he has to always be holding one in his hand (he has about 8 different ones) he also likes Buzz and Toy Story. Still does not talk too much but knows how to get what he wants. He loves his Dad and at least can say it. We ask him to say mom and he tells " Uh ah" Quite the strong personality this one has. I am hoping that will turn into a good thing when he is faced with choices of wrong and right. He is so happy when we are at home and is fine to do whatever, but as soon as he realizes mom is giving her attention to something else he will not stand for it!! Still isn't a fan of crowds, and really hates it when we tell him no. Abbie and Tanner have so much fun playing with him and teaching him things. I can already tell he looks up to them and wants to do what they are doing. He brings such an energy (although sometimes bad energy :) if you know what I mean) to the house I can't imagine what it would be like if we weren't blessed with raising him. Love you Lucas!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Playing Catch up!!!

In Oct. my parents took the WHOLE family to Disneyland. It was a lot of fun, blood, sweat, tears, more fun, running, laughing, standing around, but mostly lots and lots of fun ;) Here are some pics we took while we were there. Enjoy!!