Friday, December 26, 2008

Santa got BUSTED at our house!!

Willis got up in the night & peeked into the living room & BUSTED Santa! He snapped these pictures really quick so the boys could see! :)
Here is Santa going out the door to the next house!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Presents, Presents, Presents!!

Don't the boys look excited or what!!
Colby opening a few of his presents!
Colby showing off his huge coloring book he got from Santa!

Ho..Ho..Ho..Merry Christmas!!

Here's some of the loot the boys scored with this year! Santa must have thought the boys were good all year because they sure got spoiled!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Family Christmas Party!

Every year we have our Skeen family Christmas party on Christmas Eve. Here's some of the gang relaxing after eating our feast.
Raymie LOVES Elmo! She just had her 2 year old birthday & it was Elmo Everything!
Who's the hot lady with Raymie?
Trav, Cassie & Ashtyn.
Me & Ty. Too cool Austin!
Kendyl & Kambree being Angels after the nativity play they were in.
Raymie, Colby & Jordan after the Nativity play.
Here's more angels doing their part. Kendyl is so serious & Kambree I don't think could have a bigger smile on her face!
I told Sydney to smile so I could take her picture & this is what she did. It was pretty funny because no one was expecting it from her!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Austin's Country Report

The big project in 6th grade is that every kid has to do a Country Report. Austin Chose Zimbabwe since his Uncle Ty has been there. Austin worked really hard doing it and getting it ready. Sometimes I think it's more of a project for the parents instead of the kids, but he still did do alot of work on it. Good job Aust!
Ty was nice enough to come up from Provo the week of his finals to come and speak. Thanks again Ty!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Go Jordan!

Jordan just finished his basketball season of the year & I think he had a good time. Willis coached him again & Jord really likes when he does.
Jordan acting like a stud, practicing shooting before the game.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Fun night of Sugar Cookies!

Last night we watched P & D's kids while they went to a Christmas party. I baked some sugar cookies so they could decorate them. I think Kylie should have won the award for ditting the most sprinkles on her's & Maclay should have won the award for eating the most frosting the quickest! I think they all had a good time!

Monday, December 15, 2008

HO...HO...HO!! I'm Santa Colby!

Colby made this funny Santa mask thing at preschool this week. He was so proud of it, he asked if I would put it on our blog. (Ya think I talk about Blogs alot?)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chicken Pillows

Tonight for dinner we had yummy chicken pillows. This is the kind of meal I have to cook on the weekends because it's a little time consuming. More time than I have after work. I just did some corn & pasta-roni with it & everyone seemed to like it.

3-4 cups chicken, cooked and cubed
8 oz of cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded cheese
1/4 teaspoom garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
2 cans of crescent rolls
In large bowl, mix together cream cheese, chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder & cheese. Open crescent rolls and carefully unroll dough. Separate each tube into 4 rectangles. Seal seam in center of each rectangle. Place one heaping scoop of mixture on half of each rectangle. Fold over other half of roll dough and seal edges, creating a pillow. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

The recipe calls for dipping each pillow in melted butter & then bread crumbs & baking but I'm to impatient for that. I just mix up some cream of chicken soup, sour cream & a little lemon juice & pour that over as gravy after they have been cooked.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ogden's Light Parade

Tonight I took the boys along with Morgan & Taylor (our neices) to Ogden's light parade. It's alot of fun to watch the floats all decked out in Christmas lights to get ya in the mood for the Holidays. After we ran & got some dinner & then went to Farr's Ice Cream for some Play doe ice cream. The kids favorite.
Lot's of excitment from this crowd!!
Morgan & Taylor are always so good at entertaining & keeping track of my kids. We love when they come over. Awesome babysitters!

Monday, November 17, 2008

French Dip Sandwiches

I know I post alot about food, but when you have 4 growing boys in your house, you gotta cook alot. Tonight we had way awesome French Dip Sandwiches and they were way easy to do (of course). I put a roast along with 1 can of beef broth, 1 package Au Jus & 1 package of dry onion soup mix in the crockpot & let it cook all day. When I got home, I shredded it & put it on Hogie Rolls with some melted swiss cheese and they were to die for. The meat was moist & very tender.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Yummy Shredded Beef Tacos!!

I found this recipe & it was way easy so that's 1 plus and super yummy so there's another plus!! I just picked up a cheap roast and put it along with 1 package of taco seasoning and about 1-1 1/2 cups salsa in the crockpot & let it cook all day. When I got home, I shredded it & we had it in hard taco shells with some rice. I like the kind of dinners that within 25 minutes of walking in the door, we are sitting down eating.

Monday, November 10, 2008

WARNING!! Before reading any further make sure you are sitting down!

Willis made dinner tonight! And I must say he really put his foot into it. (A black way of saying it was really good). He didn't work today so I came home from my day & he had fried chicken, pasta & corn going. WOW! I had to call my Mom & tell her & her response was Willis cooked? All aside, Babe - it was awesome! Thanks for cooking.

Here's his recipe:

Mix 2 tablespoons lemon pepper into 1 1/2 cups flour. Dredge chicken in beaten egg & then in flour mixture & fry until done. Simple yet tasty!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Chuck-E-Cheese here we come!

Here's the gang after a fun night out with Ty, Nat & Raymie.
Don't we look like we had so much fun, can't wait to go back next time!
This is the only way Colby could score points in Skee-Ball. Cheater!! Nice pose!
Once again, cheating.
Jordan had a blast playing this game where you got tickets depending on how many points you scored. He's convinced he's ready for his game on Wednesday. Go Jord!
Raym's & Colby riding in the jeep.
I hope this picture isn't a sign of how much fun their having cause they don't look very excited.
Go Raymie!! You go girl!!

Finally..We made it to Provo!!! (Barely)

Well yesterday we finally made it to Provo without to many problems. While Willis was at work in the am, I was at home getting the boys ready so we could head out as soon as he got home. I was in the living room ironing everyones clothes when noticed Jordan & Colby were racing each other down the hall to see who could win. I wasn't paying to much attention to them as this is a normal thing around our house, but then I heard Colby let out a scream & kinda do a dance thing as he was running towards me holding his head saying ouch Mom. I said, "Well darn, you shouldn't be running through the house" as I was picking him up to hold him. It was then I noticed blood and alot of it. I got a cloth & called our Peditirican to see if they could stitch him up or not. They said they don't do anything to the face, that we would need to go to the ER. So I called Willis & told him that we needed to go up there, when was he coming home? He was around the corner so as soon as he got home, we headed up. When we were waiting on the Doctor to come in, Willis called Ty to let him know what was up & he told him we needed to make a pit sto[. I think Ty was expecting us to be stopping for a potty break or gas or food for the boys or something, not a trip to the ER. Well Colby got all glued up and we were on our way to Provo. We finally arrived and hung out for a bit. Then we headed for a park that was close by. Here's Natalie & Colby racing down the slide.
Ty brought a boomerang, except Colby wanted it to be his "snake".

Friday, October 31, 2008

My crazy child...

I had to post these pictures of Colby to show what a wack job he is. He wanted to be spiderman for Halloween but wouldn't wear his spiderman mask trick or treating. He insisted on wearing this Davie Crockett hat that my Dad gave him along with his spiderman costume out and about. WEIRD-O!!
Here's the wack-o "flexing" his muscles.
Don't ask me what this is?

Trick or Treating...

There is one house up by my parents that totally goes out of control when it comes to Halloween candy. From about 5:00 on he has a line up of people waiting to see what he's giving out that year. We were there about 5:30 and this was the line of people already there. The later in the night you go, the longer the line gets. It's not unlikely for the line to go all the way down to the street.
Here is a fuzzy picture of him passing out the candy to the kids. He is always so generous and tells the kids to be safe, that he loves them & god bless. What a nice guy!
This is one of his 5 shelves with candy on it. There wasn't a good shot of the others but he had 5 that was chuck full just like this one.
This is what he was handing out this year. He gave this to every kid that came to his door. What an incredible & generous person. The boys always look forward to going to his house every year almost as much as I do.

Happy Hallowen!

Here are some of us at work dressed upfor Halloween. Steph & I were Smurfette & Papa Smurf, Shayla was Richard Simmons & Chels was Richard's workout partner. Pretty funny!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy 7th Birthday Jordan!!!

Today we took some of Jordan's buddies to the cornmaze for his birthday party. They all seemed to have a blast. It sure wore Willis & I out chasing all the kids for 5 hours. Holy Cow! Here they are at the entrance to the cornmaze. We went out to Black Island Farms in Syracuse. They have slides for the kids to go down, hayrides they take you out on to pick your own pumpkin. Poor Willis, he had to carry them all, corn cannons, corn slingshots, petting zoo and more.
Here's another picture of the gang acting all cool! Notice Jordan had to be as close to the girls as possible.
Here's Jordan's friend Payton coming down the slide. They all got rug burns from coming down this slide so many times.
Ronald McDonald was there that day. A portion of all the proceeds from the day went to the Ronald McDonald house.
Here's some of the gang on the tramp waiting to go to the cornmaze. They were all getting antsy so we headed out pretty quick.