"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience." Gordon B. Hinckley

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Talking with Grandpa one last time.

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Grandpa would always leave messages on the phone. 
 This was a tender mercy for us to find this after Grandpa was gone.
He left it a week before he passed away.

Lester Keyes Wade

Lester Keyes Wade
December 27, 1936- February 4, 2009
Words cannot describe the pain and heartache we have been through the last few months.  Losing Dad and Grandpa has been the hardest thing we have been through.  He was an amazing man.  He was the nicest and friendliest person with a million dollar smile.  He made friends with everyone he met and was loved by all who knew him.  
We love you Grandpa!






Smiles



Thank heavens for people who make us smile and laugh, especially Kayla.  The other day she brought her scoter in the house and I look over and there is poor Daisy in the front basket hanging on for dear life.
The other photo we call "Snyped". 
 Josh got a nerf gun set and she wanted to be the target. It only lasted one round.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Daisy's New Look

We finally got Daisy's hair cut and when we went to pick her up Olivia bought her this cute sweater with her own money.  She loves it.  We have had her for 3 years this Christmas.  

Cinderella


Which Disney Princess Are You?

You are Cinderella. You are hard-working and never complain, however, your trust is sometimes misplaced and people sometimes take advantage of you. Still, you are beautiful inside and out, and one day you will realize it and find true love.

Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

After I took this test I thought to myself I am Cinderella 

and then I heard the mice singing in my ears:

"Cinderelly, Cinderelly,

Night and Day it's Cinderelly

Make the fire, fix the breakfast

wash the dishes, do the mopping

And the sweeping and the dusting

They always keep her hopping

She goes around in circles

Till she's very, very dizzy

Still they holler

Keep a-busy

"Amandarella"

I added that last part in. Can you tell what I have been doing today, not getting ready for a Ball.

Just had to have a little pity party for myself. I feel better...now back to scrubbing the floors!

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Freaky Daisy


Eric gave Daisy a bath and caught her just as she was starting to shake the water off.  
She looks so freaky!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Another Gangster Moment

Picture this going up and down the mall!  She is so funny I had to take this photo.  She would not take this dress off so I let her keep it on.  She would do gangster to people as they walked by.  She was a hit at the mall.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Olivia's 9th Birthday

Just when all the party and wrapping is done...Liv's Birthday comes!!  We went and watched The Tale of Despero and had her favorite dinner of Ham, my rolls, strawberry jello, and yams.





Here is the famous Banana Cake with pink frosting.  It takes about an hour to assemble and thanks to Eric's persuasion  it is becoming every ones favorite cake.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

Christmas was very fun this year. I am a little mad at myself for not taking very many pictures because Eric was filming it.  I need to find out how to take clips of film and make them into pictures to post.
Kayla loved her coupe and drove "Happy Feet" all over the place.


The Ripstix sensation has hit the Wade house.  The kids ride them around and around the floors and have races.  Our Walls have a few dents in them.


Jesse "trying" to be cool.
This was the big family gift this year...the foot massager.  Heaven!!!
For breakfast once a year on Christmas Day I make Banana Macadamia Nut pancakes with coconut syrup and maple whipping cream.  Inspired by the Gazebo in Maui.  Yum can't wait for them next year!
To i-pod or not to i-pod.  They have actually turned into be a great investment.  The kids will listen or watch movies and bother each other less.  Poor Josh's did not work along with his wall car and night vision goggles.  Poor kid!


This year I decided that I was not going to do the whole turkey thing so I told everyone that we were going out to eat. We loaded up the car and drove around Layton for about 30 minutes trying to find someone open.  Well all we found was a sushi place which cracked me up because I always wondered why on The Christmas Story they had them at a Chinese restaurant at the end and I now why know because they are the only ones opened.  We headed into Salt Lake and ended up at the Little America Brunch which was great.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve 2008

This year for Christmas Eve we tried something different.  We went to the Road home and donated things and made about 40 plates of cookies.  Then we went to Heirs Big H and ate then went to temple square and walked through the visitor center and watched a few movies.  Our friends Seth and Andrea and their kids Conner, Ali, Ethan, and Tessa came with us.  I think this is our new tradition for Christmas Eve.



This is the Geisler Family, Seth, Andrea, Conner, Allie, Ethan and Tessa, and no Andrea is not my twin..

Poor Muffin Doll!!  We got a lot of snow so Eric went and bought 2 inter tubes and put them on the back of the 4 wheeler.  As he had all of the kids on them pulling out it looked like a disaster waiting to happen. I told him to be careful...well not 5 minutes passed and Jesse came in the house crying that his arm was broke and then Ellie came in and her face looked like this!  They turned a corner going a little to fast.. (ERIC!!) and flew off the tubes.  We put some ice on it and Jesse's arm thankfully was not broke.
The night before Christmas and we all got new pj's!  Thank goodness because last years were getting to small for some of the kids..and me!!  New Years resolution lose 10 lbs!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

This is Margie and her daughter Turalee.  They are in our ward and we love them.  We go and visit them a lot.  They are so good to us.  Margie is an amazing painter and gave us a beautiful picture.  The kids will go and sit by them all the time in sacrament meeting.  

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Let it snow

Eric took the kids out and the neighborhood kids joined in and made "Frosty".  Frosty should have a frown on his face though because of the terrible BYU bowl performance!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Our Little Elves

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Thanks professional blogger!

This weekend Becca and her family came to visit and Becca and I spent a lot of time getting my Blog put together.  Thanks Punk!!  Your an amazing Blogger!

Josh's 7th Birthday







Happy Birthday Josh!! #7! He got up about 7:00 and got all dressed for school so he could open his presents before. He is dressed up because he had a school program that day. We went to Chucky Cheese where he was not happy at first. He went to a party there a few months ago so he wanted to go there for his birthday. Well we show up and there are no balloons or banners or extra 100 tokens for him because I didn't call and request a Birthday Party. Eric bought some extra tokens and all was well again. Back home for his cake where he requested a chocolate cake with mint ice cream on top. I have never made one of those but it must have been good because my kids ate it all. Curly Head is getting older.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wade Christmas Party

Tara and I thought it would fun to have all the nieces and nephews that are in Utah come to our home for a Christmas party.  So Tara and Dave and their 3 kids Amy, John, and Michael came, and Doug and his wife Shawna who is 5 months pregnant, Megan, Travis and his girlfriend Melissa, and James, Ben, Jacob, Matt and Scott all came.  We had such a great time.  We appreciated the 5 boys in the back dressing up for this special occasion.  We played the white elephant game and the Macadamia Nut box from Hawaii and the high five hand were highly sought after.  The Elmer's glue, you, and perfume spray that made everyone cough and evacuate were traded as soon as possible.    Thanks for coming everyone it was a fun time!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Spare Time


So when the Wades are bored we like to come on the computer and get on photo both and take hilarious photos.  Enjoy!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Gangster Kayla

Jesse has taught Kayla a new thing to do- we call it the Gang-ster pose.  When you ask her to smile this is what happens.


Love this outfit.  She's wearing a spiderman suit, with her coat and accented with a crown and a magic wand which she is trying to do gangster pose with.