Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Reeser Traditional Christmas Eve Taco Dinner!!!

The boys had their traditional Nerf gun battles. Jarom won with his Nerf Machine gun.

Dustin helping the girls build a ginger bread house.

Mom taking a minute to relax. (Ha ha)

Cheers Dad!

Zeke.... over here...... say CHEESE! Oh, BTW, that's my supermodel sister Tonia.

Shana and Gavin... look alive! look alive!
Daniel, try smiling, it's CHRISTMAS!!! Kids Having fun.
Teri pampering her little one in the oven while watching her hubby play the Wii.

I have always had a special way with kids.
We had lots of fun!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Rogers Family Christmas Party

We had Dan's Family Christmas Party at a church this year. The cousins did a white elephant gift exchange and showed off all their awesome talents in the annual talent show. Dan spent the entire night playing football with all the boys. Lots-O-Fun! Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Congratulations to My Little Sis!!

Shana and Gavin got married in November. Shana was a beautiful bride and Brooklyn and Kendal were adorable. (It sounds like I'm leaving Gavin out, huh, ..... and Gavin was one strapping looking young fellow....... there, how's that.)

Teri, Tonia, Me, Shana, and her new sister-in-laws. (Too bad Jami couldn't make it. I love to get sister pictures. Maybe I can crop her in.)


Woah, that's a little more PDA than I'm comfortable with BABE.

Dan and I had so much fun dancing with the nieces. (Now that our boys are too cool for dancin' with the folks.)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My new job

I absolutely LOVE working in the ER. I love the variety. I love working with other nurses. I love the patients. I love all the gory stuff. I love that I have learned more in the last 2 months than I did in 2 years at my other job. I love not watching CSI Miami all night long and trying to make up stuff to do to stay awake all night. I absolutely love it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Break 2009

For fall break this year, the boys and I hiked up to Grotto Falls. It was an easy climb, only about 3/4miles, but at least we can say we did something fun for the break.
Hunter and Noah climbed up to the top. Jake and I stayed down to catch them incase they fell. Hunter, with his "big brother" instinct, helped Noah down the mountain while I, with my mom instinct, had the camera ready for action incase he fell.
Boys are so easily entertained. Noah was totally thrilled about this snail shell he collected. What more can a little boy ask for, right?
Ummmm, Jake, you've got a little drip of Gatorade on your CHIN there.
Is it just me, or am I getting shorter? (They are almost as tall as me.)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Down by a touchdown with 54 seconds left on the clock, Noah's team moves the ball in three great plays down to the 5 yard line. Now, 12 seconds left on the clock, the sidelines were buzzing with excitement, grandma's were passing out right and left due to the anxiety.

Fast forward to Jake's game. The fifth and sixth grade superbowl, ironically the Cardinals against the Steelers. Jake has played wide receiver all year long. On third and long, the quarterback scrambles out of a mad rush and spots Jake deep in the middle of the field, a perfect pass and a spectacular catch, he takes them to the 15 yard line with 7 seconds left. But wait, there's an injury time out. Call 911! (or Mom) It's JAKE, having an Asthma ATTACK in the LAST PLAY OF THE GAME. (He must have forgotten that I promised if he made the game winning touchdown, I would buy him a WII game!)

Unfortunately, both games ended the same. The defense held their ground on the final play and no game winning touchdowns were scored. I'm so proud of my boys and my hub for the great jobs they did this season. They are all winners in my book. (of course, I'm the mom so I have to say that.)

After the games we went out for ice cream and inhalers. Sadly, CONSOLATION ice cream never tastes as good as VICOTRY ice cream. (Especially when it's ALBUTEROL flavored.)


It's that time of year again. Time for our 5th annual haunted gingerhouse party. Tonia and Taylor and their kids came over. This year Teri and Jarom joined us too. The biggest trick to this treat is to make the house before the kids eat all the candy.

I'd say Hunter was the most into it this year. He definately got those creative juices-a-flowin'.

Noah was much more interested in the HOMEMADE COTTON CANDY machine that Jarom made out of a cardboard box, a sobe lid, and some kind of wire thingys that made it run. VERY COOL! We added the cotton candy to the houses this year for the spider web effect.

Kenzie was totally the master mind behind the house. She told me what to do and was NOT happy if I did not obey.

The kids finished house. (including me)

This is Teri's finished house. She took it to her 3rd Grade Class. Lets just say, they were more than impressed...and so were the other teachers. (Teri said she's nervous because they all think she's crafty now. Little do they know, it's Tonia (the real mastermind behind the project) that makes us all look good.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Willkommen to Zermatt

Last week Dan had a conference in this little town called Midway, Utah. We stayed at the ZERMATT hotel. It was such a cute little town and hotel. We only drove about 30 minutes but it looked like we had just stepped into the middle of Switzerland or something. So the boys and I hitched a ride with him to his free hotel and PLAYED while he conferenced.
We played in the jacuzzi hottub and pool.
We played in the park. (You're never too old to swing, I say)
We wondered which way to Zurich from here. (Did you know that it's closer to the North Pole from here than it is to Calgary?....At least according to THIS map?)
We played "Life Size" Chess.
Or at least "Hobbit Size" Chess. This home is where the chess pieces live.

Oh, and all the time we were playing, Dan was having "drainage" issues. Who says my hub couldn't survive in the wilderness. Look how resourceful he is.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Times they are a changin'....

I'm making a change. And none too soon. I just accepted a job in the ER at Timpanogos Regional Hospital. I'm excited and nervous. I have always wanted to work in the ER. I did my internship in the ER and loved it. I remember when I was at Ricks college I volunteered in the ER. I had no idea what I wanted to do as a major back then. I just volunteered because I thought it was sooo cool. You would think that maybe I would have recognized this as a hint of what I might want to do for a career, but NO, not me, I never gave it a second thought.

About the 'none too soon' comment. I have worked at my current job for 18months now. In that 18months I have had 4 different managers and I am one of the oldest nurses here (in terms of starting date). Now that's what I call HIGH TURNOVER, wow. They were understaffed all summer long when we had very few kids here. I hope they get it together before Swine Flu and RSV season. But frankly, I really don't want to be around to find out.

Soooooooo, I have one full night shift left and then it's good bye to my 5am-bored-silly posts. No more night shifts and no more boredom, I'm guessing. :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

YAY Football Season!

Oh yeah! Now I've got something to say. Football season started. Noah and Jake both won their first games tonight. Both 19 to 6. Way to go boys. I can't tell you how fun it is to watch my boys play football. There's just something soooo cool about it. Dan is coaching Noah's team this year.
Noah is playing center. He did awesome at hiking the ball and did great on defense too.
Jake is playing wide receiver. He caught a great pass in the end zone for an extra point.

Nothin' to say...

Ya know sometimes there's just nothin' to say. I started to write something twice tonight mind, she is a blank. (Stop, don't say it, I know what you're all thinking.) Truth hasn't been the best week, so I'm just not gonna say anything at all. Well, except for what I just said, of course.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More Family Pics

Wow, It's family picture time AGAIN! Yes, I know I just took family pics with the Reeser family and with Me and the Boys when Jami was here. But now it's the Rogers' turn. Here they are....I personally think they turned out rather wonderfulish.
The Whole Rogers Family
From left to right: Steve's Family, John's Family, Melanie's Family, Sheila(Grandma), Debbie's Family, Eric's Family, Daniel's Family(that's me), and Scott's Family.

And here we are....again.

From left to right: Noah, Daniel, Jacob, Lynita, Hunter

Friday, August 7, 2009

Haunted Mansion?

Recently, I have been obsessed with finding my brother and sister-in-law a house. I have looked up and down the streets of Springville, Mapleton, Provo and Spanish Fork. I have spent hours and hours doing online research for them.

Well, yesterday, I thought I found it. While I was supposed to be watching Jake try out for football, I wandered off instead in search of the ultimate perfect house for my inlaws. As I rounded the corner of the most beautiful ridge in Springville/Mapleton. I saw a sign in one average looking yard of one average looking home. I thought to myself, well it's not much to look at, but I better take a closer look anyway. So I got out of my car and snooped around to the back of the house, like I pretty much do at every house I see. But this one was different. I rounded my way to the back yard where I first saw a small little studio house with the cutest little porch and pergola and a cobble stone walkway. Then I SAW IT, a full sized tennis court with two basketball hoops on the ends in a magnificent enclosure. AND as if that were not magical enough, I found a path behind the studio house that curved it's way down the hill side and ended right at a river. AND as if THAT were not enough, directly across the river, was a beautiful park and walking path. WOW!!!!!!!!

So, I ran home to tell anybody who would listen about my amazing finding. (My hub picked up my son from football, just in case you thought I forgot about him.) Then the rest of the night, I couldn't stop thinking about it.

Be patient, the scary part is coming. When I went to bed that night, I was channel surfing and ended up watching The SKELETON KEY as I fell asleep. Keep in mind that although I am a fairly old, middle aged woman on the outside; on the inside I am still the very scared of the dark young girl that grew up in a haunted Minnesota mansion. This did not bode well for my dreams that night. I had horrific nightmares about that little insignificant house with the beautiful tennis court. I woke up with images I probably shouldn't even tell you, just like I did every night of my childhood as I dreamt about the ghosts in my house.

So, perfect or not, I just don't think I could ever stay past dark at my SIL's if she bought this house. (unless, of course, the ghosts also play tennis)