Sunday, May 31, 2009

No Tres Pasing Pless

I'm not entirely sure what the bottom of the note is supposed to be, but the first part was pretty clear. I love how Hailey posted the teddy bear as the guard!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Missing Mrs. Lords

Tonight Hailey was telling us how much she doesn't want school to end.

"I'm really going to miss Mrs. Lords. And she's going to miss me too, know why? Because her name has "Miss" in it."

Too cute!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Pics

Since Eric didn't include these...I am! We didn't really get too many, but you can see how fun the day was.

Poor Rion got FRIED!

Back at the house for the BBQ, Chase and Savanna were near each other nearly the WHOLE time! As Savanna says, "Chase is my BESTEST friend!"

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

Memorial Day Fun

All the practice with the parasail finally paid off! We had our first successful flight Memorial Day morning and got my friend's son up about 100' in the air. It was a blast!

After that, we had fun taking friends out on the boat to get wet, and then we all came back to our home for an evening BBQ. It was a good day of strengthening friendships, and creating new ones!

Thank you to all the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces for providing me and my family and friends with the freedom to enjoy such a beautiful day! Aaron and Damon, I'm thinking of you!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Don't tell Rion, but we bought his bike this evening after going to the temple. We called Diana on our way home and asked if we could store it in her garage, since we were headed there to pick up the kids. His birthday isn't until June 8th, but he'll be SO excited!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


This lovely site was NOT there yesterday. This is right out my front door. I can't believe how fast they are! Go away, ants!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

More Parasail Antics

Last Monday night, a couple friends and their families joined us at the church to fly kites and the parasail. We set some new height records for lifting the kids off, and that was in very little wind no less! Enjoy the video!

Parasail Practice Antics from Eric Warren on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Space Derby!

This was our first time doing a Space Derby. We've been so busy lately that Eric didn't get the wood glued together until last night. Both he and Rion woke up at 7:00 this morning to sand, primer, and paint it for a 10:00 start time. Whew! Thank goodness for fast drying paint!

It was certainly a learning experience getting this to work. There are a lot of variables involved, but overall it was still lots of fun. With on 9 boys racing (Saturday mornings are very busy), it went really fast.

We were very excited to see that all of the last minute work paid off! Rion came in 2nd place overall. And what's up with the face? They messed up the says Kyle Phillipi. Too funny!

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Tonight was my dad's retirement banquet from H&R Block. He has been working with H&R Block for 21 years, 18 of which he was the District Manager. It was a great evening, complete with a Roast. He was not expecting that. It was great to hear others' perspectives about his "frugalness". I guess I know where I get it from!

Congrats Dad!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Parasail Liftoffs

"Dude, you totally got like 2 feet of air that time!" -Napoleon Dynamite

Goodbye California

It's official! Other than family and good friends, we have no more ties to California. Today we paid off the roof of the house we sold 2 1/2 years ago when the market was starting to tank...and we paid it off nearly 4 years early! If we didn't spend the money to put a new roof on this house, I don't think we would have been able to sell it. As it was, we walked away from the house getting just what we needed to pay it off, but were left with a personal loan that funded the roof. AND IT'S GONE NOW!!! Thanks, California, for the memories!

Garden Prep

It's that time again! I wonder how long it will take me to actually PLANT the garden?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

FREE Dinner!

Yes, we were some of the millions that enjoyed the free meal at A&W! The sides are what we expected, but we were disappointed with how greasy the "grilled" chicken was. Oh well. I guess we can't comlain too much since we only spent $3.18 on drinks to feed our family of five. I'll take a free meal almost any day!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Parasail Practice

Awesome...just awesome!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


"Couponing" is very tiring! Even for those that just tag along!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Piggy Banks

Aren't these adorable?