Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pinewood Derby!

Calling all cars...
Last night was our Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. Jack Jr. won the whole thing 2 years ago, so the pressure was on. BUT...after some unfortunate circumstances he only got to race twice and suffered the loss early in the night. He is a good sport and I am really proud of him for his good sportsmanship. His car looked really cool and we had fun making it. I think even if Jack Sr. wanted to help with the car I would include myself. Jack Jr. doesn't mind having his mom help him, even though the comment was made "is it a chick car again this year?"

Thank you Easter Bunny!

Before our Easter Egg hunt .

After the Easter Egg hunt.

My mom gave all of the kids flip flops...pedicures anyone??

Easter is always a fun time. We had a ward hunt and our annual hunt at Nana's house. My children look forward to going to Nana and Grandpa Joe's house. The backyard is full of candy and plastic eggs full of coins! The Easter Bunny stopped by our house again this year bringing baskets of unneeded candy and treats, plus a swim suit for each of the kids. We had a wonderful Easter breakfast and then off to church. We are so grateful for the blessing of the gospel in our lives. Thankful that Easter means more than the treats. Easter is an opportunity to remember the great Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. What a blessing to have that knowledge and understanding. Hope all of you had a wonderful Easter with family and friends as we did.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

St. Patrick's Day

I started a silly tradition a long time ago without knowing it would become a tradition. I made a green dinner for fun on St. Patrick's day and now it is expected.Here is the latest edition of the McKeon Green Dinner! Green spinach noodles, green jello, broccoli, and green kool-aid. I did not tint the rolls or the steak, but was very tempted to! So I tinted the butter green instead. :) The finale was green rice crispy treats! As we sat down to eat, Jack Sr. said to our kids "you guys are so lucky to have a mom that is so over the top"! Not sure if it was a compliment, but I'm taking that way. Hope your day was fun too!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Go Hart!!

This weekend Maddie competed in the USA National Spirit/Cheerleading competition at the Anaheim Convention Center. She and her JV squad took third place and the Varsity took first. Congratulations!!!

Monday, March 3, 2008


Last night my sister-in-law had a healthy, BIG, baby boy. We welcome Ryan Jay McKeon 8lbs. 10 oz.,to our family! Congratulations Tina and Steve! Love you!

What my name means...

What Samantha Means

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.

You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.

You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.

You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

Not sure that is all true...who said I get to travel a a lot?!?!?!?

I was Tagged!

Ok Jennifer Rose here you go...

10 years ago...
Ten years ago I was 25 years old. I had been married for 7 1/2 years and had the 3 kids. Maddie was turning 6, Emily turning 3 and we were just blessed to have Jack Jr. join our family. Howard and Phil's was shutting down. Jack was working with very little pay and money was very tight. We loved our house and our Ward in Saugus. I read my journal for today March 3, 1998, I had a baby shower for Jack Jr. It says "there were a ton of people - friends and family -and it was really fun. My mom made a really cute cake with a choo-choo train on it!" Thanks Jen for helping me remember that fun night!

5 things that are on my list to do today...

1. laundry - in progress
2. iron - have not started
3. give the dog a bath - done
4. do a poster for Book Fair - later
5. then the day begins...2:15 HOMEWORK!
** Encourage Maddie--she does her 1st behind the wheel with Right Way Driving school

What would I do if I became a millionaire?

First thing I would do is pay off all of our medical bills. Those are getting to be a real bore! Then I would set aside college money for the kids, get a personal trainer for the family and go on a cruise...I think I have overspent the million already..typical of me!

5 Jobs that I have had...

1. Polar Paradise Yogurt Store
2. Worked on a movie called Liar Liar
3. Howard and Phil's Western Wear
4. transcribed a script for a short film
5. did nails at a nail salon in Provo

5 Things People Don't Know About Me...

1. I love to read romance novels
2. I hate the sound of people chewing
3. Wal-Mart is my favorite store
4. I have a huge shoe fetish
5. I have kept a journal faithfully for 12 years

So I did it! Now a tag Marcie and Jillyn!

Change in plans...

Well, we have had to change the transplant date AGAIN! It seems now that to do a non-steroid transplant (which is what we want) Emily has to be off the steroids for 6 months. March is only 3 months. So, we wait until June. I think in the long run this is best, but very frustrating, especially for Emily. She doesn't want to loose another summer vacation. Thankfully Coronado is at the end of the summer. We know the Lord watches over us, so we patiently (haha) wait. Em is doing well and still maintains a 4.0 grade point average!