YES, We Really Do Have Eight!

I love babies. When my babies hit their first birthday, I long once again for that tiny helpless little person that smells like baby powder and doesn't squirm away when you're staring at his beautiful little face. Now don't get me wrong. I love the other stages too. I laugh out loud when I hear the jibber jabber of his first words (Jackson). I giggle when I see one dance hysterically when she hears a Justin Bieber song (Bekkah). I beam with pride when she puts gospel principals into action as she prepares for her upcomming baptism (Emily). I am amazed over and over as he accepts and conquers challenges far beyond his years (Ammon). I burst with pride as I watch his determination and drive in all that he sets his mind to (Zane). I melt when I see the empathy, and concern she has for others (Mckenzie). I have to catch my breath when I see him snuggle with his baby brother (Zachary). I am amazed as I read his letters from his mission (Tres). I guess I just love it all. And this is why I have, despite my horrible pregnancies, we have eight beautiful, talented, amazing, wonderful children!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Number eight is on the way!

Yes, apparently the Huston clan is not yet complete. We will be bringing in a new little one to our home. He or she will arrive the early part of March. This news came a little (ok, A LOT) unexpected, but we are all thrilled! Since I was still nursing, we really had no idea of a due date, so we got an early picture of our baby. Looks just like daddy!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Girls Camp (my mom made me do this)

So ya Girls Camp. It was cool. Our theme this year was "How the West was ONE" they really emphasized on the ONE part. Monday we had a huge party. We had a dance smores and roping. After the party President Jarvis had moms that had sons talk to us about the kind of girl they want their sons to marry. So we learned about that and it was really cool. Tuesday we went on a hike and it wasn't that hard actually. We walked about a mile up to a creek hung there for like an hour then walked back. 2 minutes after we got back it started raining!!! Then it rained harder. Then it hailed!!! And the third years weren't back for their hike yet!! So we had to sit in out cabin for like an hour. it wasn't that bad though cause we had chocolate, oreos, and peanut butter!!! All we did was tell funny stories but it was one of my favorite days. That night we went on a "snipe" hunt. We had to put tooth paste on our faces! After we heard that we knew snipes wernt real. We went anyway. But only the YCLs were allowed to bring flash lights!! So we left and they told us to watch out for bears. So i got too scared and came back be for the "bear" attack. Tuesday we also had a Horseless Rodeo. We had roping, a cherry pit spit, hair curling, and bingo. The record for the cherry spit pit was 25 ft!! Hair curling all we did was tie out hair up in rags and it came out SUPER curly!!!! It was really cool!!!But my FAVORITE part was singing trees. Each ward sang a song and had flashlight pointing up at the trees. If you used a little imagination it really looked like the trees were singing. I ALMOST cried during that. The other times i felt the spirit REALLY strongly was whenever President Jarvis spoke to us. Even if it was a simple "hi" or "how are you?" i felt the spirit. Well those were the high light of my girls camp experience!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My Family by Mckenzie

Since its called the Huston FAMILY Blog I'm going to add to what my mom wrote. This is my view of my family and some stories I find funny.
Rebekkah recently turned one and for her birthday she got a little red wagon. She is very protective of this toy. A few days ago my cousin Sydney spent the night. and she thought it would be funny to take Rebekkah's wagon. when Bekkah saw that Sydney had her wagon she went over, laughed and took the wagon back. then Sydney took it again, this time Bakkah got serious. she went over, screamed at Sydney, grabbed the wagon, and walked away.
She really likes her wagon.
Emily is four and has about 15 different imaginary friends. She loves to play and sing with them, but just when you want one to appear out of no where to play with her, she says their all sick. This gets annoying at times cause then you need to make up a new one for her so she'll go play.
Ammon is super smart and should be going into third grade instead of first in my opinion. One time my mom bought him a second grade math book thinking it would keep him busy for a few Sundays. He finished by the end of sacrament meeting the first day.
Zane is nine and is always doing something. Whether its reading, playing video games, playing with friends, or making up a new game to play, he always has time for family.
Zach is 16 and recently got a job at Sonic. He thinks he's so cool beacause he's going to get checks and a debit card. But the thing about him that really makes me laugh is how easily amazed he is. Last night for example they went to an ice cream place after scouts. he came home super excited about this place. He said "Dad they have FOUR different cereal toppings!!" My dad said "You mean like lucky charms?" "No dad! like fruity pebbles!" The whole thing was really funny.
Tres is a great older brother and homework helper. You can ask him almost any question about almost any subject and he knows it. Last year when I was taking advanced math and my mom couldn't help me he was always there.
You'd think being a teenager I would be on the phone all the time and my mom would keep telling me to get off. At our house its the other way around. My mom could stay on the phone for hours and the only way to get her off is to keep saying "mom mom mom mom mom MOTHER!!!"(do not try this at home) This doesn't always work though.
My dad has six brothers and when they get together they get a little...competitive. One Sunday we were having a family party at our house and our uncles found an old pogo stick in our back yard. So they decided to have a contest to see who could stay on the longest. My dad took one bounce then fell off an hit his head. Then he refuses to go to the ER because its Sunday.
Lastly there's me, age 12. Last year I was awarded the American Citizenship Award and the Presidential Gold Award for scholastic achievement. I love babysitting and kids. If I'm not reading a good book you can bet I'm online chatting with my friends.
This is my view of our family and I couldn't ask for a better one.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

My husband says that if I can post an embarrassing moment of his (see "If it ain't broke..."), then I need to include one of mine. He assured me my BYU devotional moment was the one. You must understand, I worked at "The Pie" pizzeria until 2am that morning, so by the time the devotional rolled around, I was quite tired. I sat between a couple of good friends, and must have dozed a little. I woke up and saw that everyone around me had also dozed off. I leaned over to my friend and said, "look, he's so boring, everyone fell asleep." She kept telling me to be quiet and waved me off. Of course, me being a little punchy from the lack of sleep, I leaned over to my other friend and said the same thing, "every one's asleep, wow is this guy boring!" She shushed me too! "What was wrong with these girls," I had thought, "this was hilarious!" Then at that moment, I heard the collective, "Amen" Wow, was I embarrassed! And just for fun, I'll tell you who the speaker was, Gordon B. Hinckley! I'm glad he has a great sense of humor! I hope to apologize one day.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The "Mom" song to the tune of William Tell Overture - 123k

Get up nowGet up nowGet up out of bedWash your faceBrush your teethComb your sleepyheadHere’s your clothes and your shoesHear the words I saidGet up now! Get up and make your bedAre you hot? Are you cold?Are you wearing that?Where’s your books and your lunch and your homework at?Grab your coat and gloves and your scarf and hatDon’t forget! You gotta feed the catEat your breakfast, the experts tell us it’s the most important meal of allTake your vitamins so you will grow up one day to be big and tallPlease remember the orthodontist will be seeing you at 3 todayDon’t forget your piano lesson is this afternoon so you must playDon’t shovelChew slowlyBut hurryThe bus is hereBe carefulCome back hereDid you wash behind your ears?Play outside, don’t play rough, will you just play fair?Be polite, make a friend, don’t forget to shareWork it out, wait your turn, never take a dareGet along! Don’t make me come down thereClean your room, fold your clothes, put your stuff awayMake your bed, do it now, do we have all day?Were you born in a barn? Would you like some hay?Can you even hear a word I say?Answer the phone! Get off the phone!Don’t sit so close, turn it down, no texting at the tableNo more computer time tonight!Your iPod’s my iPod if you don’t listen upWhere are you going and with whom and what time do you think you’re coming home?Saying thank you, please, excuse me makes you welcome everywhere you roamYou’ll appreciate my wisdom someday when you’re older and you’re grownCan’t wait till you have a couple little children of your ownYou’ll thank me for the counsel I gave you so willinglyBut right now I thank you not to roll your eyes at meClose your mouth when you chew, would appreciateTake a bite maybe two of the stuff you hateUse your fork, do not burp or I’ll set you straightEat the food I put upon your plateGet an A, get the door, don’t get smart with meGet a grip, get in here, I’ll count to threeGet a job, get a life, get a PHDGet a dose of,“I don’t care who started it!You’re grounded until you’re 36″Get your story straight and tell the truth for once, for heaven’s sakeAnd if all your friends jumped off a cliff would you jump, too?If I’ve said it once, I’ve said at least a thousand times beforeThat you’re too old to act this wayIt must be your father’s DNALook at me when I am talkingStand up straighter when you walkA place for everything and everything must be in placeStop crying or I’ll give you something real to cry aboutOh!Brush your teeth, wash your face, put your PJs onGet in bed, get up here, say a prayer with momDon’t forget, I love youAnd tomorrow we will do this all again because a mom’s work never endsYou don’t need the reason whyBecause, because, because, becauseI said so, I said so, I said so, I said soI’m the mom, the mom, the mom, the mom, the mom!!

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