Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I have been hearing so much that Christmas is so commercial and some complain that Christmas is too stressful and a burden. I just wanted to share with you how grateful I am for the first gift of Christmas, Our Savior. I love this time of year when we can celebrate him. I am grateful that my family has so many opportunities to celebrate him, I thought I would share a few with you.

Our favorite tradition is Temple square. We love the lights, but we also love the Nativities that are set out. We also got to go to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast/concert this year.

We always have family home evening this month that center around the Christ Child. Even though my kids have big Christmas's due to Grandma & Grandpa and a little by us, my kids love to put up or Nativity. Our house is full of Christmas over the fireplace, the kitchen, the tree, the front of the house. Our nativity is small and simple, but beautiful. Rogers Grandmother brought it to us from Jeruselam. Almost everyday I notice that the figures have been moved around by one of the kids.

We also have a Christmas Party with Great Grandma the first sunday of December each year. It sets the tone for our holiday it seems. We always sing corals(it takes about in hour). We sing some holiday favorites like roudolf, but we focus on hymns and primary songs.
I been so blessed with good kids! I am so grateful!
I hope your Holiday is filled with Love and Happiness!

Friday, December 19, 2008

hapPy birtHday!

Happy Birthday to me! How grateful I am today for family and friends! I have received so many calls and birthday wishes today. Even one from Jamacia! My preschoolers did not believe it was my birthday. One little girl said,"No! birthdays are for kids!" I still have presents to wrap...there is not one gift under my tree!...so much for a month of anticipating wrapped gifts! However, most my projects are finished, and my house can get cleaned tomorrow, so I spent the day reading, and went out to dinner with my family. It was a great day! I am just waiting to feel grown up. I feel wider, but not much older? My son will be 15 in two months, I should feel wise and mature, right?
I am grateful for the past year, and look forward to another. I just hope I can be more patient and more diligent with my diet!:)
Here is a cute picture of Rylee playing a fun game, it made me late to take the picture, but I am glad I did!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

MerRy ChriStmAs!

I just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It seems that time is getting away from me. I am done with my shopping, but I haven't even started my projects (christmas cards included)! I love working on Christmas projects in December, and not November though. Thank you all for sharing your blogs with me, I am enjoying be a blogger! I love all your blogs and keeping in touch! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and all your projects get done and your family is well.

haPpy HoliDayS!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Last week my Inlaws took my kids & thier cousins shopping for things to donate to the DI. They also had several baby quilts that the kids had helped tie troughout the year to donate. My mother-in-law said that the kids were so good and thoughtful, and did not ask for one thing for themselves. What a blessing they are to me, my inlaws and my kids!
Last weekend we went to visit my sister. We had the opportunity to do some baptisms at the Rexburg temple. They told us that they did not take appointments on saturdays & to come whenever we wanted. When we got there at 10:30am there was a three hour wait, and people were waiting. I hate waiting at a light for three minutes! We did not wait because our little ones were at home but we did get to go to the Idaho Falls temple and had a great experience!
This picture was taken last february when we went to the dedication. How beautiful, Rexburg is very blessed!
My sister and I always thought we would get married and have kids together. We are only 18month apart in age. But, when I got married at 20 and had kids two years later, and she did not get married until she was 39, we knew it would not happen. Little did I know I would have a baby at 37 and she would have a baby at 39. We are so Blessed!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

WaY toO muCh FuN!

HapPy BiRthDaY rYleE!
Yesterday was Rylee's 1st Birthday! I know I am a broken record becuase I say time goes to fast, but I can't believe it! However, she does get cuter every day! I made the butterfly cake for her birthday, and then I made the little pink cake so she could have her very own cake to dig into. She wasn't much of a digger though, she was very dainty and lady like. She started by using one finger and licking the frosting, she did get a few bites of cake, but the cake pretty much stayed in tact. My other kids demolished thier little cakes. She loved her train that grandma and grandpa gave her, she climbed all over it! She can walk behind it or ride it. She prefers to be pushed all over the house on it, doing things for yourself is not for princesses!(she'll learn:)

Happy Halloween! I love fall and Halloween. Maridee and Madee carved their all by them selves with a little help from dad doing the gutting. Rylee really enjoyed carving pumpkins, she actually ate the pumpkin. She tried a seed or two, but with only two teeth, she had little success!

This is the first year my oldest really hasn't dressed up. He wore his skeleton shirt to school, and the mask was to wear later to scare trick or treaters when they came to our house. Him and his friend also made a dummy to throw off the roof, but it didn't work so well, he ended having a video game party in the basement. I wish he didn't have the mask on in the picture! My Rock star, cowgirl and little lady bug look pretty darn cute though!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Photo Tag!

A blogger friend tagged me. If you are tagged you need to go to your 4th photo folder and post the 4th picture. So here is mine. Wow! This was hard, I really want to get my photos organized! This is madelyn two years ago playing rock star!
Tag your it! : Tara, Michelle, Cassy, Avree, Brooke, and Margaret! Have fun!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Our Angel!

Madelyn was baptized on Saturday. It was a very special day. It was a blizzard outside, but we didn't care. It was so incredible to be surrounded by so much family. There were 13 in the circle for her blessing. We feel so blessed! Madee was a little nervous but way excited. She is an angel! I hope she could feel how much she is loved and could feel her Heavenly Father's love. I sure could!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Today is Madelyn's birthday! She is 8 today, she is 1 in this pic. Rylee will be 1 in 4 weeks. Where does the time go! I love my kids birthdays and the memories that come with them. I feel so blessed to be a mother. Each of my kids are so different. I love their individual personalities! Madee is a great girl, a great daughter, a sweet little friend, a great big sister and a spit fire! This morning she crawled into my bed and said "I'm not 7 anymore, dad said you still look and feel 7", she said "ya but I'm growing on the inside." We love our little Madee! Happy Birthday Madee!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

To Celebrate or not To Celebrate!

Ok, so I am a very bad friend. I forgot one of my very best friends birthday this week! She said she didn't care, it was just another day. I disagree! It is the day she was born, the day She changed the world! Am I weird? Are birthdays only for kids to celebrate? I am not big on surprises and I don't think big extravagant gifts are needed, but I think birthdays are important! For those of you, who I have no idea when your birthday is, Happy Birthday!, in advance....and CELEBRATE!
just a couple pics of Madee and Maridee on Madee's last birthday. They are Princesses!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I'm Hooked!

I know it has only been a few days, but I am hooked! I can't believe how many people I have been in contact with already! It is so fun reading all your blogs and seeing what you are up too.
I thought I would share some fun pictures of Rylee and some of the fun things we did this summer.

We got season passes to Lagoon for the first time this year. We had a blast, the older kids went with us, with their cousins and with their friends. Rylee had fun too, even though she could only ride the carousel, she took some really good naps in her stroller! Madelyn(our 7yr old) went on Wicked(the big scary roller coaster) the very first day and loved it! She had to sit in a booster seat!

We went to yellowstone on our family vacation. We love Yellowstone, Roger and I went there on our honeymoon and we love to take the kids.

We also went to the Famous Preston Night Rodeo. I think I have only missed it once in my life. I love it and I am so glad that I can make this childhood memory one for my children too.

I can't believe we are in the full swing of fall and summer is over, but what fun we tried to have! I hope you all had a great summer too!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Well, I am definately new to this blogging thing. Wow, I feel old and out of touch. But I am going to give it a try. I hope this will give be an opportunity to catch up with some lost friends, and keep up with friends close by.

The last year has been great fun for us, having our little bonus baby. Rylee is a doll, and we all love her so much. My older kids are such great helpers. I can't believe she is almost a year old!She is part of the reason I thought blogging would be a crazy thing to do, but it just sound like too much fun!

We are suffering from the fall bug. The kids seem so excited about school, and are doing well (Roger and I hope it keeps up!) Preschool is up and running and I have a great group of kids. Now we just need the chill in the air and the leaves to start changing and Fall will be in full swing!