Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"What's a motto" "I don't know whats a motto you"

A couple of months ago, we were at the dinner table. Tess dared Noah to eat something. Noah's response was "I don't do dares, I'm a Goodsell not a badsell." Just one of many Noahisms. We have adopted that for our family motto. Tess last night had Young Women's In Excellence, she made the family motto on a poster for her project.

(motto quote in title above from the Lion King)

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Faye now on 2 occasions has asked me to be a normal mom. So normal she says is no silliness, talking in different voices or answering her in song (very tough for me to do.)
"Just be a normal mom."

Crazy Hair

It was Crazy Hair Day At Carden. It took a little bit of coaxing to get Faye to be crazy, but finally she went along. I just ratted it all over. She's not very extreme. Wouldn't it be nice if she stayed that way.

Michelle Photography

Chelsea was home this past weekend (so great to have her here and the family all together) and we took family pictures. Michelle you are great. There were many to choose from and the individual ones you took were awesome. I think you ought to go into business.

Sometimes family pictures can be a little crazy, but all in all we did pretty good.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Looking out for little bro

Thanks Tess for looking out for Noah at middle school.

Okay she still picks on him a little bit.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I Did It For Her

The last few weeks has been pretty busy with prop 8 things, especially the last few days. I waved banners, I hung door hangers, I watched polls and I made phone calls. It was fun and sometimes tiring and sometimes I just wanted it to be over. I was called a hater, I was called misinformed, and intolerent. I don't think I was any of those. I am not perfect and I struggle with likeing a couple people in this world, but I do not hate, expecially a group of people who can and do contribute a lot of good. I am not here to judge, I have my own problems to make right, but I just felt I couldn't take the chance on things that I felt inappropriate being taught in schools and diminishing the importance of the family. I just couldn't take the chance. So I did it for Reese and all of my future grandkids. I want them to be gathered beside me here in sunny so cal and know they are being taught good moral principles and values. I love you REESE.

Happy Halloween!

Just a few pictures from Halloween. Noah was Mario, he won for best costume in the 6th grade. Faye was a butterfly, Reese was Cinderella and Tess for halloween was a baseball player but no pics, so instead I have primary party with her butterfly wings too. Kendall was a 50's diner girl.
Of course the highlight on Halloween was watching Karch dance in the homecoming halftime festivities. Wish I had a picture to post. He did awesome.

Noah's Birthday #12

We had a few of the neighborhood kids over for Noah's birthday. Noah has some great friends in the neighborhood. They are good friends to him.
He is 12 years old! Can't believe how time flies. We've all heard the saying and it is really true. The weekend before we took him to Disneyland with Tess and Faye and stayed in the Disneyland Hotel. Thanks to Bret taking Noah, Faye and Reese the next morning to Goofy's Kitchen for breakfast. Noah had a fun birthday
Because Noah is 12 he is now ordained a deacon in the Aaronic Priesthood. Last week was his first time passing the sacrament. He can hardly wait for Chelsea to see him do it this Sunday. She will be home for the weekend!