Friday, November 28, 2008

CHRISTMAS comes but ONCE a Year

12 boxes of STUFF.
5 trees to decorate.
1 giant gorilla ladder.
4 kids helping.
2 boxes of garland 24 feet long, NOT fluffed.
1 broken ornament.
12 stockings hung by the chimney with care, Ok just 11 cause I haven't started Ty a fancy one yet. This includes 2 fireplaces in which the stocking are hung.
1 switch to turn the lights on the house.
6 hours of decorating.
Glitter all over the place.
20 snowman on the cabinet.
Watching my kids light up when you turn all the lights on and feel the Magic in the air.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

*** TWILIGHT ***

I finally got to go and see the movie with Shawnee and my mother in law, Taunya and sister in laws Shelli and Teisha. Missed you Amanda. I was a little nervous going into it, because it was a book I loved and you have this picture in your head of what the characters are going to look like. But I would have to say that they did a great job on the characters. I was not liking Edward at the beginning but he grew on me. Jacob is pretty cute too. I loved the movie. I am going to go see it again with friends. I left the theatre wanting the movie for New moon to come out now. I can't wait for the next one to come out. Can I just tell you I loved this movie again!!!! If you haven't seen it or read the books you need to. You are missing out.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy 8th Birthday

Just wanted to wish this cute girl Allona
a wonderful 8th birthday!
She is a sweet little girl.
I want her to know that
We Love You.
Have a great Birthday Allona Lue

Monday, November 17, 2008

{ Is THanksGiving still a holiday? }

Last I checked Thanksgiving was still a holiday. RIGHT? Well I wonder sometimes. Last night as we were coming home from grandma and grandpas. We pass a house that had there Christmas lights on the house plus had their tree up and all decorated with the lights on as well. WHAT!!!! We haven't had Thanksgiving yet. I hate when people do that. And the stores don't get me started. It drives me crazy to see Christmas at Halloween. We have all together forgotten all about the wonderful holiday in between. THANKSGIVING! What better time to spend with your family then this holiday. Now don't get me wrong I have my lights up outside but they do not let me repeat DO NOT!!! Come on until after Thanksgiving. I want to feel the wonderful feeling of gratitude that you can feel with this holiday. Gathered with your family and ponder on what you truly are grateful for at this time of the year. So I want to know what you think about this subject. Are we skipping past this holiday because we are to busy to acknowledge it or just a quick break from all the kayos that is about to happen so we better start now? What do you think?

Monday, November 10, 2008


So Cortlyn got this fun package in the mail the other day. She was so excited to see what was inside cause it was from HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. She couldn't wait to open it. When she opened it she realized what was inside and she couldn't believe what she had received. She got a picture of Kelsey the piano player. Not only one picture but two and one of the pictures was signed with CORTLYN's name on it. She loves High School Musical. This is one item she will cherish for a long time.


What a BLAST!!!! This weekend was with a bunch of wonderful girls. We had a great get away to the cabin. We arrived Friday night and talked and laughed until one in the morning. The next morning was a free for all. We did what we wanted to do like. Scrapbook or read a book or knit. But we never stopped talking. We went into town for dinner and enjoyed the best shakes ever. Headed back and talked and giggled till the wee hours of the morning. We had a great time together and got to know a little bit more about each other. I think that this group of girls is very kind and uplifting to be around. Not once did we bash on anyone. What a great bunch of ladies! Thanks for coming and having a great time. We will do it again soon but in the mean time laugh a little harder at the bald man.

Monday, November 3, 2008

What was I thinking

So as some of you know that I was just released from the primary presidency two weeks ago. Yesterday I got a call asking me to go and meet with the Bishop. Wow that was fast! No rest for the weary. Ok what am going to be doing? I should have just stayed home. I knew that it would be something that was not a big calling, cause they would have asked Brad to come with me. I walk into the Bishops office and as I walk in the primary president walked out. We exchange looks. I sit down and he asks me to be....... drum roll please......

Relief Society chorister

WHAT!!!! So of course I say yes. I walk out and go talk to the last primary president and she got called to be a teacher in Relief Society well I guess I could have had that job. I think I will like mine better. But what am I suppose to learn from this calling? How to embarrass myself in front of the whole relief society while singing and flapping my arms at the same time. That will be a laugh!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Just wanted to wish these two cute KIDS a very Happy Birthday!!!
Gavin is turning 2 years old
Sadie is turning 1 year old

Happy Happy Birthday Gavin and Sadie dear. Happy day will come to you all year. If I had a wish that it would be. A Happy Happy Birthday to you from me!

Happy Birthday!!!


This Halloween and every other Halloween we go up to my dad's to trick or treat. The whole family gathers together to walk the neighborhood in all our fun costumes. We had the batman family which was Deven, Julie, Kate and Luke. A HIppIE Shawnee, Nerd was Hayden, Princess was Cortlyn, Bat Was TY. BuzzLight Year was Noah, Pumpkin was Micah. Pretty Witch was Sarah. Not pictured were the Skeleton Pirate, Allona, Gorilla Ammon, Cowboy, Ethan and the cute little
bugs were Addy and Eliza. We had to much fun. After we trick o treated we had dinner. We had the best soups ever. With mummies, body part jello, bobbling potion and monster brains. When we were all full we headed outside for the festivities. We started with the donut eating contest. It was the most hillarious thing I have ever seen. The kids were trying to eat the donut but the donut would roll around their head. They were so sticky at the end but we had a winner. Shawnee won for eating her donut all the way off the string and Hayden for eating his donut all gone even though it fell off the string. We said no hands so kate use her arms instead and Noah was a little to little to understand the NO HANDS rule. Just when we thought that there would be no more sugar the kids got to decorate a cookie and a cupcake. At least they didn't eat them. We got to visit and enjoy each other along with Grandma Linda. Who couldn't miss out on the fun. Thanks Machelle for a GREAT PARTY!!! See you next year.