Saturday, February 23, 2008

Code Names

This was something fun to do that my sister sent me. It's not a "tag" type thing, just humorous to do:

Carlie Anne McClellan

YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of your real name, plus "izzle")

YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (fav color and fav animal)
Blue Beaker

YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (your middle name and the street you live on)
Anne Cairn

YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name)

YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: (color of your shirt, favorite soda)
Pink Fanta

YOUR JAPANESE NAME: ( 2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your middle name, last two letters of your first name, then last 3 letters of your last name)

YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: ( both parents middle names)
Marie Craig

YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, then the name of one of your pets)
Black Parker

This gave me a laugh, but that could be because I'm tired too, who knows?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

My First Earthquake

Well I was laying in bed this morning, Mitch was running late for work and still happened to be home. He was just getting the kids up at 7:15 and I was awake, but just laying there, when all the sudden I felt my bed shaking. My first thought was that one of my kids was at the end of my bed quitely moving it, but when I looked up, of course... no one was there.
My second thought was "Hmmm... weird, probably an earthquake- ya right" then I put my hand on the wall behind our bed, and sure enough, I could feel our house shaking too! I thought "Holy Crap, we are having an earthquake!"
So I called to Mitch and he came in, but by that time it had stopped. He never felt anything and looked at me like I had sprouted horns when I told him I thought we just had an earthquake. The kids of course didn't feel anything either, so I thought I was losing it. Then Mitch was pulling out of the driveway and came back in to tell me that I was right after all, it was an earthquake!

The weird thing is that in the past week, a meteor has fallen (though I can't remember where in the U.S.), we had a lunar eclipse last night (that Cameron thought was totally cool) and now today we have an earthquake!!! What is going on??

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What's In a Name?

*Note... we tried to keep this G to PG, but it may have ended up PG-13, forgive us if it get's a little crude*

The Unit


Twig n' Berries

Pee Wee and the Newborns

Lil' Smokie

Schlong (or schlort)

Ding Dong


Pink Slinky

Trouser Snake



Pee Pee


(If we've missed your personal favorite, feel free to humor us!!!)

Whatever you wanna call it... he's got it! Yep, IT'S A BOY!!!

I wasn't surprised, I kind of thought it would be a boy the whole time. Mitch was happy with the news, but I think deep down he wanted a girl- just to even the score. Cam didn't really care, he just wanted to get home and play Mario Galaxy. Madeline was down right mad at the ultrasound tech! She told her that she wanted a baby sister! And Collin's prediction of having a baby "bwudda" was right on the mark, so he was happy.

Now, as for names... we are sticking with the "C" names for boys. We have a name that we like the best so far, that wasn't already taken by friends, family or their dogs...
If anyone has any good "C" names for boys that you'd like us to consider, we'd love your input!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

It's Great to be Eight!

For those of you who don't already know, Cameron was baptized on Feb. 2, 2008. We were saddened to hear that most of our family could not attend because of weather conditions, but we were also glad because we were also hit with a huge snow storm that would have made it dang near impossible to leave Nampa! But we were blessed to have Carlie's parents and sister fly over, and her sister that lives in Meridian attend. We are thankful for those who were able to come, and also for the thoughts and prayers of those who were not able to come, but wanted to. We truly felt your spirits with us and are grateful for you!
The blizzard that started Saturday afternoon and lasted all night Saturday was scary and cold, but the feeling and spirit that was at the baptism was warm and peaceful. We had a wonderful wintertime barbeque before the baptism with all sorts of good friends being able to attend from around here. Thanks to everyone (especially mom) who provided all the yummy food- and a huge thanks to my wonderful husband who braved the storm to grill hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone!
It was a wonderful day! Mitch did a beautiful job baptizing and confirming the gift of the Holy Ghost upon Cameron.
Sorry about the lack o fmore pictures... a friend of mine took these before the ceremony started because like usual... we were late! It was no ones fault but my own: all the guests at the dinner planned on caravaning over to the Stake Center-- well someone forgot to remind me that it was at the Stake Center and we (I and my kids were in my parents rental car, with my sister following) drove over to our church. Imagine the look on my face as we pulled in to our church parking lot only to find it completely empty! *Ya, mark that one down in the book of biggest idiots!*
But we walked through the chapel doors of the Stake Center just as the meeting was starting! And yes, everyone that was at our house and already there was laughing!
I guess Cameron felt the spirit strongly and decided to do a little missionary work after the baptism meeting was over, but just before we confirmed him...Without Mitch or I knowing, he walked straight up to our neighbor who is inactive (who lives right across the street from us) and has quite a bit of a Word of Wisdom problem. He walked up and said "Red, you need to stop smoking!" Luckily, his family just laughed and thought it was sweet, and agreed.
Oh, the things kids say! Who knows, maybe it will make a difference!
So back to the house we go, through the blizzard and icy roads... to do what??? Have cake and ice cream sundaes of course! What better time to eat ice cream than in the dead of winter?!

Cam convinced me at the last minute to do a baptism cake for him ( I hadn't planned on it). but don't look too closely, my writing sucks! But he loves the color red and wanted his cake to look like this:
So the old saying proved to be true for Cameron: It is Great to be Eight!!!