Friday, December 28, 2007

Person of the Year

Recently Matt decided to take our nice and expensive camera to work with him so he can get "quality" shots of all the "quality" action he witnesses every night at work. Keep in mind that he works in South Salt Lake which has the highest crime rate per capita and some of the most , what i like to call "colorful" people around. So now our pictures consist of crack pipes,meth houses and these colorful people. One of them being "Scuba Steve". I like Scuba Steve because he rides his bike around in freezing weather with a full body wetsuit, a motorcycle helmet and ski goggles. The outfit actually makes sense if you really think about it. He gets an A+ for ingenuity (sp?) if you ask me.

That's my girl!

Since we are moving, hayley just had her last day of her amazing preschool which she attends with two of her cousins. It has been so fun for her. The last day she had a Christmas program that all of the parents were invited to and the children sang all sorts of Christmas songs. Following the program we were able to eat refreshments and I found that Hayley had an interesting assortment of food. It was mostly cookies with a huge pile of shrimp in the middle. She actually ate all of her shrimp first, went back for seconds and gradually finished her cookies throughout the day. This is what i love about Hayley. She loves sushi, Miso soup, seaweed paper and Calamari (fried squid). And she doesnt really like peanut butter.

Hayley and Rebecca

Hayley and Rebecca

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Hayley's Rebuttal to Leah's Obsession

For those uninformed, Leah's obsession with Tazan is ongoing..keep in mind that she has not seen the movie in over a month..but continues to mumble nonsensical things about 10 times a day. So Hayley one day was absolutely and positively fed up and came up with this..."LEAH! TARZAN IS NOT A PART OF JESUS'S WORLD!!!" Go hayley, go Hayley..go go go Hayley.
And Leah's response? " but Tarzan lives in the jungle!!"

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mannerisms, Reminders and Memories..A Birthday Tribute to my Dad, Lou Hribar

OR IS IT LOU HAAAARIBAR OR LOU REEEEBAR? *classical music*the sound and sight of a major league baseball game*diet coke w/ lemon*being the scariest tootsie roll monster at our b-day parties* how you will "brake" with your foot in the passenger seat when we dont brake soon enough*blasting in your car"she came in through the bathroom window" by the Beatles or "Hotel California" *watching you body surf* any Billy Joel song*Polo Cologne* scope mouthwash*teaching me how to paralell park and drive stick in St John Fishers parking lot* "feeding" me to the waves at the beach*how you laugh and sometimes snort* how you have managed to keep your desk perfectly organized for 20+ years*how some of the women in your life STILL dont understand what you do for a living*pitching and hitting balls at Ridgecrest*last of all..our good talks..I Love you so much Dad. By the way, its Lou HriBAR..not Lou HriBER..Dad. ENJOY THE SLIDESHOW!!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007


You gotta love a man in uniform. I am realizing that I will probably never see Matt in this particular uniform again. Good thing he is one hot cop! This picture was taken at the Marine Corps ball in Nov. of 02 and I was just baely pregnant with Hayley. I must say that Matt is such a great husband, father, friend and comedian. He IS my circus monkey. I am so glad that he is mine.

Sunday, December 16, 2007


The other day in the car Leah decides to sing the Primary song " I love to see the Temple" which is so sweet but at the very end instead of singing "this is my sacred duty". She says " this is my little Tarzan". What??! Then on the way home from church Hayley decides to sing a song about how she loves Jesus and just makes up the words as she goes along..La la la. THEN Leah pipes up and says she wants to sing a song. So in a deep and soft voice she starts to sing a song about how she loves...who else? Tarzan. Matt and I just look at eachother like this is going on way too long. If this continues I will have to hire a hypnotist.

Jennifer's Baby Shower

My sister Jennifer is finally having a boy after 4 girls! So we held a shower for her and some very special people came. It is always good to see friends from your childhood. It always makes me happy.

Some of my favorite people!

Jen, Noelle, Briar, Suzanne and me!

The Polar Express

There is a very generous family here in Utah that have a miniature train that goes all throughout their property and for Christmas they turn it into the Polar Express. There is Christmas music playing and lights and decorations all around and you even make a stop at the North Pole to see Santa. Santa lets all the kids sit on his lap and then he gives out candy canes. He tells the children that if they turn the candy cane upside down it becomes a "J" for Jesus and when it is right side up it becomes a sheperd's staff like the sheperds who had come to see Jesus. Then we sing Jingle Bells and get back on the train only then to see huge pictures all throughout the property of the Savior starting with his birth in a manger to his crucifixtion and resurrection. Of couse I am crying like a baby...a little emotional from pregnancy..right? It was a wonderful experience.

Baby Jesus

The girls were very protective of baby Jesus. They would have taken that baby home if I let them!

Just a little Christmas fun

One evening We took the girls and Matt's mom Linda down to Temple Square to see all of the pretty Christmas lights. We met my mom and dad and rode the Trax train to Temple Square. The girls thought that was super cool and i felt like I was riding a NY subway for a split second, except for it was much cleaner and lacking the crazies that I grew so fond of.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Happy Days

Sometimes when my kids ask me to make a meal and I am NOT in the mood to whip something up (but I do anyways) I sigh and think to myself how great it is to be a kid and not have a care in the world. I ALSO have to remind myself that I really was a kid once and i most likely ordered my mother around, mostly for McDonalds french fries. I was the 6th child so i am guessing my mom was pretty tired by the time i was making these demands and just simply gave in. Sorry Judy. I am on kid #2 and I am exhausted! What to do?! And I am having another?! I figured I have made it this far and i can keep going. That is why we are usually given 1 kid at a time. (Deep thoughts by Lori.) Anyways, I have been a stress case lately and i need to remind myself that these sweet, innocent children will grow up to be teenagers and may choose to throw something AT me instead of throwing fits. By the way, if you have not seen the movie "Dan in Real Life", go see it. Its one of the best movies I have seen. By the way, if anyone knows where I can get one of those Palos Verdes California t-shirts I am wearing, PLEASE let me know.

Hayley and Hunter

Our Zoo

This is our newest exhibit..well not really. But Leah does act like a wild animal sometimes.

Saturday, December 1, 2007


Its only 9 am and its been an excellent day so far! I woke up to breakfast in bed. Yum. I didnt quite have the heart to tell Matt that I was still feeling full from dinner the night before. But my baby (who is currently 4 inches and finally looks human) needs to eat! Sure. Then I looked outside and it was a winter wonderland! We promptly woke the girls and bundled them up to play. I am so glad we finally got a good snowfall..Appropriate for December 1st , dont you think? Its starting to look alot like Christmas!