Sunday, December 18, 2011

All I want for Christmas...........(revised)

Hmm... I found this Christmas list from two years ago, lets see what has changed.

A clean house.. That I didn't have to clean :) Still want this for sure!!
The dishes done and put away.
My carpet cleaned.......we put in wood floor and I love it!!

Nicholas to be potty trained :)Yes!!! Finally
The kids quit telling me that they are bored
A bigger kitchen, where I actually have room for stuff ....Bigger kitchen, just a bigger mess right?

Someone to make dinner other than me! Take out!!
The laundry done for at least more than a day.
Shawn to actually think and care about getting me a Christmas gift before Christmas Eve! well, its Dec. 18th and he is starting to plan his shopping day...on Christmas Eve!

Shawn to write me a love letter instead of worrying on Christmas eve about getting me a gift.
The dog to not have any accidents in the house!! :( No dog...he got ran over.

A new kitchen table.
Donny to be my friend and actually know who I am....At least I got to see Him in May!!!!
Donny to sing to me
My sister Lori to come and visit me!! Well, she moved closer..she's in Texas now.

My kids to stop saying that I am the worst mom in the world or that they hate me. They are teenagers, what do you expect. One day they will know what a good Mom I tried to be!

To be 10 years younger.   Who doesn't want this?
My 20 year high school reunion not to be in 6 months Didn't one missed me anyway
To be out of credit card debt. 
My hair to stop going grey so often.  I just get to buy hair dye more often!

My kids to realize I have a life that isn't centered around them, oh wait I don't have one
This year I would love.....
Shawn to keep his job.
Me to keep mine!
Scott to finally get his Eagle and Driver's license.
**you know what, thats it!! After a couple of rough years, I'm grateful for what I have!! I have my family, we are all somewhat healthy, and a home. To some I may have it all!
I guess you could say for Christmas this year I am asking for a miracle!  Well, maybe I'm a little closer to a miracle....then again, maybe not!


ok, I must be so busy or in a little bit of depression. I didn't even bother to blog about Donny! Yes, My Donny!! His birthday was Dec. 9th!! Happy Belated birthday!

Monday, November 28, 2011

HaPpY bIrThDaY!!!!! Nicholas

Help!! My baby is growing! He's a big boy now! 5. He had a great birthday, lots of celebrating in St.George and at home!! I got him some buzz light year PJs and he loves to wear them. He loved his game Rockem Sockem Robots! What a cutie!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My little boy isn't so little anymore!

Wow, this is a long time coming. Scott is 17 now!!!! Holy cow, where has the time gone! It seems like only a few years ago that he would come up to me with his favorite blankie and want me to rock him to sleep. When Madison came along, oh he was such a great big brother. He always was protective of her and had his arm around her taking her places.  What best buddies they were. He has always been such a smarty pants!! In first grade he loved to write reports for his show and tell. He would tell the class all about how rainbow are made and tell the kids all about gravity. Most of it he learned from Magic School Bus!  He hasn't changed a bit! Such a smarty! He was just inducted into the National Honors Society!! He still loves to tell all sorts of information, sometimes I have no idea what he is even talking about. I just nod my head and smile. :) One year left until he is officially an adult! EEEKK!! I can't even imagine having an adult son! 2 years until his mission! Oh my, now I feel OLD!! It is never going to matter how old he is, he will always be MY little boy!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Forget Me Not

I watched the General Releif Society broadcast tonight. It was so wonderful. I loved The last talk by President Uchtdorf. My favorite part of his talk, was when he was talking about sacrafices and what were good ones and not so good ones. I laughed out lound when he talked about all the work you put into making handmade pot holders for handouts for a lesson!!  I found this cute picture someone made to go with his analogy of the Forget me not flower he talked about. Cute! I love it, I'm going to copy it and put it up on my fridge!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pearl Video

Here is the video Shawn took of us getting the pearl.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

State Fair

Last night we had a great time at the State Fair. OK, besides the walking and parking blocks away it was fun!! We went because after months and months of pleading and begging I finally caved in and let Scott go to the Weird Al concert. I had to bum around at the fair to wait for the concert to get over to take him home.  (Of course!! I had to find a picture with Donny too!)

While we were there we saw a 7ft Robot walking around talking to people. That was awesome!! Nicholas was in awe of it! I found a paparazzi booth there and yes, of course I had to stop and look. there was a tank at the booth that had oysters in it and you could pick an oyster and get the pearl out of it and make a necklace. Shawn asked me if I wanted to do it and I was not going to let that opportunity go so I said yes! It was fun! My oyster had a pink pearl in it! It is very pretty!  After that we went and got food. Let me just say, I love ribbon fries! Yummy!!

We ran into friends from our ward and they looked like they were having a blast! They were not surprised at all that Scott was at the Weird Al concert!  When we were getting ready to leave Shawn stopped by the oyster tank again and wanted to bring a pearl home to Madi! Hey when he gets in moods like this I'm not gonna stop him! He even took a video of it to show her when we got home. ( Madi stayed home, she didn't want to come) I thought that was so sweet of him!! We had such a fun and great night! I still can't believe that Shawn paid a dollar to see the worlds smallest lady!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

HaPpY bIrThDaY!!!!! Madison!!!!

Happy Birthday!! I cant believe my little girl is 14!! Time flies! Madi is so creative and sweet!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Anniversary!!

Thanks for all that you do for me Shawn, I love you!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Well we did it! We finally went on a vacation! We haven't been on one for a couple of years, other than going to St.George to see family. We went to Yellowstone last week. We went with Shawn's family. His parents were unable to make it and couldn't get a refund for the first night, so Shawn and I were able to use their room. We had the kids stay in our cabin and we stayed in theirs for the first night. That was nice to be alone with Shawn. That night we ate at the Canyon Lodge dining room. Nicholas got a coloring book with a map of the gift shops in the park. At each gift shop they gave him a sticker to put in his book. When he got all the stickers they gave him a cute stuffed moose. The next day there we saw 7 bears. We saw a mother bear with cubs and the cubs were climbing the trees it was so adorable. That night we went on the east side of the park and while we were there the road got washed away because of the high river. The road was down to one lane so we had to wait for our turn. We ate breakfast at the cute little diner called the "Soda Fountain". It was so cute. We got Nicholas a junior ranger hat and a badge. He didn't take it off for the rest of the trip. It was fun walking around looking at the hot pots and seeing how beautiful Yellowstone is. We went to one area that had a bridge and the fire hole river . Shawn started fishing it and the funniest thing happened. Tourist would stop and watch him fish and were taking his picture. I tried taking a picture of all the Japanese tourists taking his picture but they moved on to quickly. Nicholas was picking up little rocks and was throwing them in the river and at Shawn. We stayed in a room that had 1 queen bed. The kids slept on the floor. On the way home from Yellowstone we went to Beat World. That was so fun to be so close to the bears. One bear actually tried to get in the back of our truck. We also got to feed the bears. They have a few rides that the kids could go on. Nicholas loved that part. We had a fun time on our vacation and it was fun to be there together as a family.

I am the F word Now! :(

Yes, it sadly is true! I am the big Forty! 40! No!!! If you really stop and think about it, My life is half over. Ive been a little depressed about turning the f word, with help from some wonderful friends, They helped me get over my fear of being the f word. For my birthday they took me out to breakfast and we had a girls morning out! It was so much fun! This was one of the best birthdays I have had in years! You know, I'm going to look at it differently now, I still have half my life to look forward to and with great friends and family it will be fun!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I saw HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YES!!!!!!! I saw DONNY!! I was debating all week if I really wanted to fight the crowd and get up early and wait for hours in a line to see him, and I decided not to go. I've been ornery and depressed and didnt want to go. Well I woke up saturday with a migrane and really knew I wasn't going to see him now. He was to be at Walmart at 11 am and I woke up at 9. I thought that there is no way I could get in line and see him now. Last time I went to see him I went 2 hrs early and was still about 50 th in line. Well about 12:30 I decided to just run to walmart and run in and just look at him, but when I got there the line was so short I just got in line with the kids and went for it!! I talked to him!!!! Yeah!! He said Nicholas was a cute kid! and He liked my Donny earings!! What a cutie he is!!! I love my DONNY!!!! Yeah!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding!!!

I loved watching the Royal Wedding on TV. It was like watching a real true and live Fairy Tale wedding. Kate looked so elegant in her wedding dress. I loved her earings. It was so cute to see Prince William glance over at Kate and smile. He looked like he was so in love! He was beaming.

Of course, that is what I thought when I watched Princess Diana and Prince Charles get married too, and look how that turned out. Somehow, I think this Fairy Tale wedding will have a longer and happier ending! One question though, what is the deal with the ladies hats? I think that hats are over rated and annoying. How the heck do they get them to stay on their head!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Daddy Daughter Date

How Cute is this?!! I love this picture of Madi and Shawn!! So adorable! Madi was so nervous for the Daddy Daughter Date, little did she know was that Shawn was probably more nervous than she was. When Shawn found out that there was line dancing, well lets just say I couldn't even get him to dance at our wedding! I think he really was excited, especially when he came home that night from work with a little gift for Madi...... a pink suede cowboy hat with sequins and a tiara!! How cute is that!! That was so sweet of him to do that! All in all, they had a lot of fun and even won a game. The sad thing was is that only 2 dads showed up for the activity. Well, I guess Madi will always be her Daddy's little girl!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentines Day

yes, it is true!! I love holidays!! Oh, my how I do. I love to decorate and have fun!! On Valentines day I made heart shaped pancakes for breakfast., I did not put red food coloring in the pancakes. My kids are so picky they probably wouldn't have eaten them. The kids got some cute little stuffed animals and candy. They love it!! I got Shawn an exercise ball that he has been wanting. For dinner that night I made heart shaped scones for Navajo tacos and then the best part.......chocolate covered strawberries!!!! Yummy!! Shawn was sweet and brought home some roses for me! I love Valentines Day!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011


I just noticed I never blogged about Nicholas's birthday! Yeah that was 2 months ago!! Here is the cake I made for him.
December seemed to fly by so fast as it usually does. I love Christmas and wish it would last a whole lot longer!! We had a surprise visit from Santa !! He came to our house 5 days early and left us a few things. That was truly amazing and wonderful!! I love Santa and his helpers!! We were able to go down to St.George and visit my family. That was a lot of fun, although we went down in the terrible snow storm and that was so scary. I was begging Shawn to stop in beaver and get a motel, but we kept on going. I will never go down in a snow storm again. Its just not worth it.
Starting back up to work in January was a little tough. I liked hanging out with my kids and just having fun. I do love working at the preschool. I work with great ladies!! It makes work fun to go to!! I went down to St.George again with Kim from work and we had fun. I was able to go and visit my sister in law who has been sick from fighting breast cancer. She had her new little grandbaby with her. My niece Kaya had her baby and what a cutie patutie he is!! I love newborns, they are so dang cutie and snugly. That was a fun trip!! Shawn even missed me when I got back. :) Friday night I had a girls night out with friends and it was a blast. I really need that!!
Today in church I felt like the messages being taught were just for me. I feel like I was sent messages from above. It has been tough for us with things going on in our lives, but with a great group of friends that I have, they keep me smiling! :)