Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A New Maylett!!!

Jonah Dickie Maylett was born on Dec. 2, 2007. He weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. He looks quite a bit like Carson did when he was a baby, which is fine because Carson is adorable. The kids smother him with love (sometimes smother turns to suffocate when London gets involved).

There were a few tense moments, but everything turned out just fine in the end. Candace is recovering well and is once again learning what it is like to be a night person.

I'm just excited that there is now another boy on Team Maylett! Carson often points out that we have a bigger team than the girls. Funny thing though... Jonzie doesn't do a whole lot. He basically eats and sleeps. Sometimes he flails his arms around with no real purpose. Carson says "that's because there are all these pipes in his brain and they just aren't connected yet."

-Yeah. Sometimes my pipes don't connect so well either.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The kids had so much fun at their Halloween play date. All of the girls were princesses and demanded to be treated as such. We are so blessed to live in a neighborhood where our kids have so many good friends to play with. We love you guys!

On Halloween night we all went Trick-or treating thanks to mom and dad who handed the candy out. Because of Brett's great new job this is the first year he was able to Trick -or - Treat so the kids were so excited. He dressed up in a scary costume.
Zak and Cattibrie came with us...which was great fun. Zak yelled "I don't want your candy" as soon as someone would open their door. That was fun. Zak didn't accept any candy but was confused that we wouldn't let him take 1/2 of Carson's. That kid is hilarious. Cattibrie and London were darling. They were so excited to yell trick-or-treat. It was a fun night.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Friday, October 5, 2007

Trip of Death

We are now all back from our Jackson/Yellowstone trip... All of us but the car. Candace and I lost our not so beloved first major purchase together in Idaho Falls on our way up to Jackson, Wyoming. It had been running great and I had just put new tie rods on it (I was really proud of myself). It was just an ill-fated trip. That is the only thing that I can come up with. We pulled in for a break at a gas station (Candace is pregnant, remember) and when we tried to leave we couldn't get the stupid thing to go into gear. Luckily there was an Avis right across the street and we were able to get a rental car. So we left the Ford Taurus in the greasy hands of the mechanic and continued on to Jackson to attend the renowned Wyoming Gas Fair. The mechanic called us the next day and my worst fears were realized. The transmission needed to be replaced. So, with the car basically totalled, we decided to sell it to the guy for $250. We ended up having a pretty good time, even considering the following:

I had the Flu
Candace was pregnant
Carson hates bison
London threw up

Other than that it was great! with the exception of the last day, the weather couldn't have been better. We saw all of the Yellowstone sites and basically ate ourselves into a ridiculous state. We'll have to post some pics that we took.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I Still Dig the Mayletts in September!

We've had an exciting month! Carson started Kindergarten and London has officially started pre-school. This means that a pregnant and weary Candace has started nap-time. She deserves it.

The Mayletts are headed to Jackson Hole, Wyoming next Wednesday (19th). I (Brett) have to attend the Wyoming Gas Fair (sounds thrilling doesn't it?) for work. Then we will head up to Yellowstone for the weekend. The kids are really excited. They are convinced that we will see some bears. Candace, who has travelled to just about every part of the planet, has somehow never been to Yellowstone so she is also excited to go. I'm mostly just excited for the year-long car drive.

Carson also started soccer this week. He loves it!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

London preschool

London's 1st day of preschool!!
London told me not to be too sad, that she would be home soon. She is so excited!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Carson's first day of school!

He is so excited... mom, not so much.

Our Valley Maple kind
ergarteners waiting for the bus! How cute is that!

Woo Hoo, he yells as he sees the big bus come around the corner! One last thumbs up and my little friend is taken away.

When I picked up Carson I
asked him what he had learned, he said "Mom, you don't really learn things in kindergarten." hmmm.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Carson is a Star Wars fan. (to say the least) Should I let him be Anakin Skywalker for Halloween...again??? Three times seems a little much!

This Summer he was able to meet some of the characters. It was taken very seriously. He's with his good friends James and Dallin.

Carson graduates pre-school and welcomes Summer!

The guns on this kid!
Wow!! (Yes, he is showing off his muscles)

Carson's 5th birthday.
His big gift was Star Wars Lego video game. He was one happy little boy playing that.

Our little jedi master. As girly as she is, London can hold her own when it comes to light saber battles with the boys!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

London turned 3 in April. Her birthday was so much fun! She loves her little kitchen so she wanted a "kitchen" birthday this year. It was her first year to have friends over for a party and she was so excited. The girls dressed like chefs and baked mini cakes and cookies. It was so fun!! We sure love our London.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Candace took off for Long Beach, California last Thursday. I took Thursday and part of Friday off so I could stay home with the Kids. We were on our way home from Grandpa and Grandma Maylett's house on Friday when we saw the hugest dust devil that I've ever seen headed right for the car. It was carrying dirt, boards, weeds, sloths and about everything you can imagine. Carson yelled "It's a tornado!" and the kids both started to scream. I pounced on the gas and we beat it before it crossed the road just in time for Carson to scold me. "You almost killed us Dad!" They have been telling everybody that we almost got killed by a tornado ever since.

Friday night we had a SpongeBob party. I told them that they could stay up as long as they wanted while we had a pizza picnic in front of the TV and watched the Spongebob marathon on Nickelodeon. They lasted until about 10:00.

Saturday I took the kids fishing at Lost Creek. We didn't catch a dang thing, but we had a good time anyway. I'm not sure that I will be taking them again for a while.

The "Magical" Candace tried to fly home Sunday night but because of her stand-by status she didn't get out until late Monday night. Her friend Tina took her in for the night so she didn't have to re-live childhood memories of sleeping in the airport. It was nice to get her back. I think that it is good for me for her to go missing once in a while - due to the fact that it helps me understand just how much she does while I am at work. She is a great Mom. I still love her.

Candace and I have been married for eight... count 'em... eight years. We celebrated our anniversary on Tuesday by going to Apollo Burger (we really celebrate big-time) and Steven King's 1408. It was pretty dang good. We plan on celebrating it right one of the next few weekends. We usually go to Park City for the weekend... Just a little tradition that started on our first night together.

"One always looks neat in a hat made from meat"
-Mark Twain

Monday, July 2, 2007

Welcome to the Maylett Family Blurb 'n Blog

Blurb. Blog. These are two of the greatest words in the English vocabulary. The prospect of using the two words together in one phrase just flat-out tickles me all over. Why then, would I not put these two forces together to create the Maylett Family Blurb 'n Blog?

So the Idea, for the moment anyway, is to update this blog every week. Hopefully this can give our friends an insight to our family and our activities and also provide a family journal.

The Mayletts are:

Brett - Dad
Candace - Mom
Carson- Five year-old boy
London- Three year-old girl
Leonard- Uterus Warrior

Our home is in West Jordan, Utah, which sits on the West bench of the Salt Lake Valley. It's a great place to live. We have been there for about two years. Cedar City and West Valley are also places that we have called home during the past eight years of our married lives.

I work as a Marketing Representative for Kern River Gas Transmission. I have been there since last December. Candace is now a full-time Mom. She just finished her last year as a teacher at Union Middle School in Sandy, Utah.

Dangit! I like the Mayletts.