Monday, March 23, 2009

Never a Dull Moment

Have you ever been gone from your house and gotten the dreaded phone call from your Alarm company saying that your house alarm was going off? Well I did today. Anyone that knows me knows that I am a freak about my alarm. I have it set practically 24 hours a day, even when I am home. I cant go to sleep at night without checking and double checking that it is set call me narcotic I will agree I am. This morning Ethan and I left to run some errands and I got a call saying that the alarm was set off because the family room windows had been open. They dispatched police, asked what car I drive, told me not to enter the house and that the Police will approach me. After waiting 45 mins for him to show up (glad no one had me at gun point) he went through the back gate came back whispering saying that the back door was open and was wondering if I could have possible left it open before I left. Obviously that couldn't have been the case since the alarm wouldn't have even set if it was open. He called for back up told me to drive to the end of the street and he stood in my front yard with his gun drawn waiting for his partner in crime. (this is were I wish I would have had my camera what a great picture huh) so they went in guns drawn and all, checked the place out I can only imagine them checking out the house yelling for the invisible criminal to come out with their hands up :) so they came out and said that the back door was open but the screen door was shut and locked, my guess it that Ethan opened the door while I was getting ready today, shut it just enough for the alarm to set and then the wind blew the door open which in turn caused the alarm to go off. I am not sure what it is about Ethan and alarms, Yes he was the one that pulled the fire alarm at church yesterday causing the blinking lights, evacuation and the automated voice telling us not to use the elevator, I didn't even know the church had elevators :) So if you were wondering why the Jones' family was racing out of the church parking lot on 2 wheels yesterday that is why. I swear my little Denise the menace never leaves dull moments for me.
So I must admit that while the Police Men were searching my house I was so happy I have cleaned it over the weekend, but upset that I didn't make my bed before I left today. When they searched the closets they said they had to more stuff around to make sure no one was hiding so to not be alarmed if things look out of place. I think that was their way of nicely telling me "Look Lady you are a pack rat" so I will be cleaning them out as well. How embarrassing.
What a great start to a new week huh. Happy Monday

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Break Day 1

Owen and Stewart were out of school for spring break for a week. So I decided that we need to do some day activities or no one would live through a week at home with nothing to do. So since I love my family and wanted to keep them around a little longer we decided to start spring break off right. Monday we went with the Ross family and the Lamoreaux family to Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson. We had so much fun with such fun people. We had 8 kids 7 boys and 1 Princess 7 years old and younger. It was like the zoo but it was so fun.

The the adults and EdenThe guys
The kids entering the Kennedy's Plane

We had the best tour guide "Brig"
What a cute alien friend I have
Jared and Owen
Vana White
Ezra and Owen flying the plane
The crazy bunch of wild boys
Owen flying the planeEthan flying the plane
The boys had so much. It was well worth the drive. We had great company and would do it again in a heart beat.
Stay tuned for more pictures of our fun Break