Thursday, January 31, 2008


Meghan threw out a large handful of tags and since I'm avoiding work... Here I go!

What is his name? Benjamin Michael Stier

How long have we been married? 11 years in March, 2008.

How old is he? 33

Who eats more? He does, but just barely. He also eats way faster than I.

Who said I love you first? I'm not really sure. It could have been either of us, but he'll probably remember.

Who is taller? Ben

Who sings better? I do. But he can sing punk rock way better.

Whose temper is worse? I'm sure mine is. I'm a total nut job. I loose it over every little thing. When he looses his temper it is very rare but more scary (same answer as Meghan).

Who is smarter? He probably is. He's really smart in strange ways. His brain works differently than mine.

Who mows the lawn? He does.

Who pays the bills? I do.

Who does the dishes? I do. He might help once in a while but I usually have to go along behind and clean up his cleaning mess. I am glad he tries though. It can sometimes really help me out.

Who cooks dinner? Regularly I do. However if he doesn't want to eat what I made then he will cook something else. Often I will be cooking something and he will come in and take it over. He is a good cook and really enjoys it.

Who drives when you are together? Ben always drives. My driving scares him. Ask me who has been in less accidents though...

Who is more stubborn? He is. He doesn't know it though. ;)

Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? I am. He never does. I'm going to get in trouble if he reads that...

Who has more friends? He does. I only have a few friends. He has a ton. However, I think I am more social in regards to meeting new people but he is much better at retaining friends.

Who wears the pants in the family? He does. I need to work on this. I often have to force myself to follow that.

I tag Melinda & Cutzi.
Ulysses and Magnus. January 30, 2008.
Uly and Gar are such great big brothers. They love their baby brother so much. They are always helping me with anything that needs to be done. They are always playing with him and making sure he is happy. It doesn't hurt that Mag is the Happiest Baby on Earth. He's such a great baby.

I am very blessed to have such wonderful, loving and caring children.
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4 Years Old!!!

Yesterday, the 30th was Ulysses' 4th birthday. I am a little bit in shock that four wonderful years have gone by already. Time flies when you are having fun, that's for sure! We had a little birthday Frunch (Thanks for the new word, Kristina!) with a handful of kids, some hot dogs, cake and a little balloon tossing mixed up with some dancing. I and more importantly Uly, thought it was really fun. He had such a great time playing with friends.

I had a fun time telling him his birth story like my mom used to do for us. Each birthday we would sit on her bed and she would tell us the story of our birth. He was riveted. It was so cute.

This photo is also showing Uly's first pet(s). He received a little fish bowl and 4 little fish. They are called Rosey Barbs. They look a little like goldfish but they are tropical.

Ben is placing his bet on a life span of 4 weeks... Gar already tried to feed them cupcakes and an apple. I changed their water today because they were all up at the top trying to suck air. 4 Weeks may be optimistic.

I have been thinking that perhaps I should get a little tank that has an errator. That might help. We'll see...

This one is just cute. I laughed really hard when I saw Uly's face. I showed it to him and we laughed together. I love silly faces!

Today we made party hats. We took two circles and stapled/glued them together to make cones. Then we decorated them with all kinds of animal (and train) stickers. They turned out great and we all had such a fun time doing it.

Just a note that these two hat pictures are little miracles. I could not get them to be any kind of still so that I could get a picture that was somewhat in focus. Funny boys!!!
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Monday, January 28, 2008

Another Scrapbook Page

Are you sick of this photo yet? I just love it. I finally made a general page about it. I have a file for each boy and one additional General file. All the pages in the General file will be duplicated so that each kid will have a copy. It included photos like these that include everyone.

I'm not sure if you can see it, but behind Boys Rule it says Stier. Perhaps I need to work on that to make it a bit more pronounced. I have so much to learn with this program!!! Oh well. I love it. Red Eye and all. :)
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Ulysses says, "I love you."
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mag Says, "Good Morning!"

This is the happiest baby I've ever seen. He's pretty darn cute too, isn't he? Magnus is such a joy. I'm so thankful I get to be his mother.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Christmas Blessing

So we went to beautiful Palm Springs for Christmas. We had a fantastic time visiting with our family and eating great food. Food, Folks and Fun. That's how we roll. We're pretty rolly too so are very excited for this new year and our fitness and health goals.

We have a wonderful Christmas Eve tradition where we have a delicious dinner then we have a little program. Noni read the Nativity story from book of Luke. This is the first year where the kids are old enough to act out the story. We dressed them all up and and they acted out the story (as well as a handful of 3 year olds and one 5 year old can). Here is a picture of Magnus in the manger as Baby Jesus. Sam, Uly and Belen all put their hands on his head to give him a blessing. It was too funny!

I stole this picture off of Katie's blog. We were there for a whole week and we took zero photos. That's right... ZERO.