{Sclater Cinema}

Saturday, February 28, 2009

it was rainy & just plain yucky today.
the boys were extra naughty & we were all feeling a bit antsy.
so Rod & T went out to rent a movie.
While they were out I quickly made some movie tickets, & a sign that read
Sclater Cinema.
when rod returned with Tre & a movie
I handed Tre his little wallet & asked if he wanted to buy
movie theatre tickets for his family.
he promptly (dumped out all the coins on accident & then...)
handed me 4 pennies to pay admittance.
With tickets in hand we marched
to our favorite place to sit on the floor (near the vent)
& started snacking on our popcorn.
We had the shades closed, the lights out
& just really enjoyed some good Ole' family time.
Even britt sat still now & again.
Tre picked out Kong-Fu Panda.
It was a bit more action packed then what our boys usually watch,
so now & again we would remind them it was only pretend & its all silly.
all in all Sclater Cinemas opening night was a big hit!

{& The winners are...}

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I am really excited about who I get to send

a little homemade love to!

There is Ms. Kim who I have never actually met, but just love! She is the wife of Rod's roommate from COT. It was just too great that Rod's roommate was LDS to as were a few other guys in his "Flight." Rod really liked ethan so when I started this blog Rod asked me to look Ethan's family up..& sure enough there was kim & her adorable babies! She has a handful of sweet boys & one little princess. She is a remarkable mom! I really enjoy her blog. & to top it off...they are musical too! That family has talent!

Then came my most favorite neighbor of all time Mauri. Mauri lived a house down from us in Provo during our BYU days. Mauri & I were pregnant at the same time & had babies a month apart. She had sweet little Kaitlyn & I had Tre. We loved watching the two of them play together! Mauri's blog inspired me to start mine. She is just one of those people you wish you could be just like! I really miss looking out on front windows all the time to see if they are out playing. Mauri has grown her family since we last saw them, & she handles 3 so well. I was would mauri handle this situation? She has ittogether! What an example to me she is!

hmm...after Mauri is Marta! Oh my sweet sweet Marta! She is a friend that I will have forever! She was definitely put into my life when I needed her. We met in our ward in provo. Our husbands both were applying for medical school & both were considering military scholarships. I remember she & brandon were giving a talk in church. I turned to Rod & said...I want to be friends with them! We went home from church that afternoon & put Tre down for a nap...& then came a knock. We opened the door & there was adorable Marta & Brandon Hill. Marta was pregnant & was glowing (but she always is!) From there we just hit it off. We had a lot in common & I loved walking to there house to pop in & say hello. I miss her a lot...but we talk all the time & I really REALLY hope to see her this summer! I love my Marta & she is such a blessing in my life!

Then is the gorgeous & oh so sweet Camree. Camree, is just cute as can be. She & her husband are are in their first year of medical school & she is handling it with grace. I was a train wreck! I was Camree's Visiting Teacher in Provo, & She was mine. She was so sweet & thoughtful. She would stop in to visit & bring treats. She is crafty & she makes me want to be a better mommy. She has her little prince Brody & a princess named Brooklyn. Both are so yummy! She was such a help to me with her emails during our time in North Carolina before med school. & I felt so blessed that she felt like she could talk to me through her husband's med school application process too. Its a tough thing to go through with all the waiting...I am so grateful that she was there for me. Id love to see her this summer too! Virginia is just down the road!

My 5th, but definitely NOT last winner is Ms. Tamsyn! Tamsyn is fabulous! We get to play all the time! Our time here in the mountains of Tenn/KY/VA would be much different & not nearly as fun without tamsyn & her family! Shes so fun & throws a darn good play date. She makes such tasty treats! She is also the primary president of our ward & I get to serve along side her. The kids at church love her so much & my kids just adore her too. She is always thinking of ways to serve others. She brings meals to everyone & remembers birthdays always! Tamsyn's husband was assigned a rotation hub a bit away from us...but Im hoping they stick around! Id miss her too much! Tamsyn was a gigantic comfort to me when Rod was away at COT! Her husband was also away & actually ended up in the same flight! who would have guessed it?? She called me through out the month to check up on me. What a sweet friend. again..hoping hse doesnt pack up & move on me!

So there are my wonderful winners! I am already thinking of what Ill make these fabulous ladies! So all I need is addresses! Send an email to & within the year 2009 you will get a brown papered package addressed to you from me! I love you all!

{Back Home}

Saturday, February 28, 2009

We are back home after a fun
week in North Carolina
with Omah & Opah.
Rod had a test so we skipped town so he could study.
While in North Carolina we played with Omah & Opah, visited with Mema & Papa & Aunt Carol & Uncle kevin! I love that our boys are so loved by family! Maddox was animated & smiled & cooed at everyone who looked his way. It was sweet to watch.
We visited the Charlotte Discovery Place (again) & we really enjoyed ourselves. They have a feature exhibit that changes frequently this time it was a circus theme...we had a blast clowning around. We enjoyed the wram weather on thursday & the boys played in the yard. My parents were really brave & generous & watched all 3 boys during their nap time so I could run out & get a much needed hair cut. Its pretty drastic! Im still getting used to it. (I think Rod is too.)

{A Sclater Scribbles Give Away!)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My sweet & fabulous neighbor & friend, Mauri from our provo days had this darling post on her blog...what a fun idea! & Id love to give to some of you! so....
The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It'll be done this year.
4- You have no clue what it's going to be.
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange
The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment will win a homemade gift by me!

{Snow & show}

Sunday, February 22, 2009

There was no church today due to the

But, we still had to head out.

We had our house showings scheduled.

So what do you do with 3 little boys on a sunday

when you cant be at home wiggling?

thats around aimlessly.
The boys watched a show & we enjoyed the area views.

{Dinner date & birthday cake}

Friday, February 20, 2009

Tamsyn & I decided to show our beautiful friend, Laura

some love!
So we had a dinner date with our friends tonight in celebration of lauras birthday!

& whats a party with out a cake? a 12 layer cake?
happy happy birthday laura!

We had a lot of fun. The boys were unusually tired tonight, they had fun but soon were worn out. They quickly became the party poopers. Poor things.
I had made the layers of the cake last night & assembled the cake this morning. All day I had been antsy to see the inside of the cake. When it was finaly revealed I was in awe. It was just too neat. 12 layers?! who would have thought?!

*house update: We have 2 showing this weekend already scheduled (thats big for these parts) We had people driving by & stopping all day long. We are excited! We are selling the house because we are outgrowing it. We have put a lot of love into this house. it was a bit scary when we bought it. But we made it ours, & we hope our investment pays off. We will be staying in the area for 2 more years while Rod completes rotations. we had to option to move, but really have really fallen in love with the ward & our friends here. So we hope to find a bigger home & most importantly move in ready! I do not anticipate we will be doing another remodel on our own anytime soon. It is going to most likely pay off our medical school debts, but it was a lot of work.

{& Its up}

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The sign is up in the yard

& the house is up for sale!

{Relieved are we}

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Our baby Maddox does not have Pneumonia. He does have Bronchiolitis, but Ill take that over pneumonia any day of the week! We are relieved! The boys are full of medicine & we are praying for a healthy Wednesday!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday in numbers
Early morning wake up calls: 5
Doctors Appointments:1
prescriptions written & filled: 2
chest X-RAYs scheduled:1
appointments made with pediatric ENT : 1
Ear infections: 3

But oddly enough Tre is still silly & happy even with 2 ear infections. the kid is always saying
"what did you say? I Didn't hear you!"
I hear this over & over each day.
Its really become a problem. We almost have to yell for him to hear us.
So he has an appointment to see a specialist at
The University of Tennessee.
& In case that wasn't enough...
Tiny baby Maddox is just not feeling well at all.
He also shares his big brother's ear infection
looks like he has bronchitis
& the bonus is...
he needs an X-RAY to look for pneumonia.
The house is quiet.
Britton is napping
Tre is in quiet time playing sweetly &
Rod is with the pumpkin at the hospital.
Its too quiet.
I had planned on taking Maddox myself, but Rod was rather adament about taking him.
So I fed & snuggled my sick-o & sent him out the door with his Daddy.
I have never been apart from Maddox. He is my favorite accesorie.
so now...I wait...

{ make bath time lots of fun!}

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bath time
at our house is probably the rowdiest 15 minuets of our day.
somehow every floor tile ends up wet, Mommy's shirt inevitably becomes spotted with bubbles & someone always cries as they are retrieved from the toy littered water. I don't remember a bath time when I did not laugh out loud.

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