Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Here she is in all her glory...:)

Did I get your

This is my Sister from another Mister, Cylee..
She was in town for a visit with her in-laws, and we got to hang for a night, it was wonderful , steak dinner and a movie. We giggled like school girls the whole time, and I am pretty sure everyone around us thought we were a couple, but it was such a great time.

Cylee was my roomate many years ago, one of many that I adore and love, but this chick really got on my nerves when we first met, she was just so dang mormon. she had this ridiculously bright glow about her, it annoyed me so much,..I thought..yeah right who is this excited about going to Church for 3 hours..yep

all kidding aside, she really is one of the closest people I have here on this Earth, she loves me despite my many many flaws, and she doesn't even flinch when I say something outrageous, she loves me for me, such a rare quality in a friend,

Even though, I know I drove her completely nuts, with my harsh attitude and sarcasm (which never seems to go away), she never gave up on me, I am so glad she didn't ..

those long years ago when we lived together all of us, Liz, Amy, and Cylee, was some of the best times in my life,.

I am grateful for this lady, even though this picture is somewhat well, not the best, and the background is well WOW!! I loved spending this night with fun..I wish she lived here again, but in her words, "never gonna happen", lol..

love ya Cylee, thx for being you..

Friday, December 4, 2009

More Pictures..

Here's some that did not fit, mostly of Thanksgiving time..

I'm a little behind.

so I am not as good at keepin up with this thing as I would like to be..

For Halloween this year Keaton wanted to be a Skeleton..well I could not find a costume under like 30$, and I am sorry...that is just to much for a costume he will wear once for an hour or I decided I can make on..well if you know me at all, you know I am not creative in that type of way at all, so I was freakin out.
My Grandmother was going to help me, and we had our plan all ready on how to make it, which was a little overwhelming to me to say the least, when all of a sudden one of the skeleton costumes went on sale, a really good one, bringing down to a price I was happy with, especially since I did not have to make it..:)

Braedon was an Indian, this was Keaton's costume when he was Braedon's age.

we also spent way to much money on a Pumpkin from a Pupmpkin patch, I thought Jeff was going to have a heart attack..but nonetheless we did it, and it turned out cute.

We had family in town for Thanksgiving. it was a blast, love seeing family and hangin would of thought I got more pics of actual Thanksgiving than I did , but oh well..

I also had a chance to hang with my sista from another mista for a night..and I will tell you all about that , when she get's off her booty and emails me the rockin picture we had taken, so I can post it, and tell all...that's need to stop reading this Cylee, and go to the computer and email me our pic..thx..:)

more soon.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hooray For Cousins!!!

October has been a special month..I have got to visit with 2 Cousins, each from a different side of the family..

I really enjoyed seeing them.

I see my cousin Tara more often than my Cousin Melissa, but I don't see them both enough..

it was so much fun Grandma and her sister, kept telling me and Tara were talking so fast how could we understand had lots to catch up on..thank Heaven for email and facebook..but it is always better in person..

my Cousin Melissa and I have not seen eachother since we were 12..I wont say how many decades that is..but we discovered we had a lot in common, she is really neat, she is from Canada, and I was busy asking her all about the differences.. we had a great time as well..

I am so thankful for family, even though some of us are scattered all over the place, it is nice to know you have family, and can have family matter what..

here are a few pics of the cousin crew..ignore my inability to take a good picture, I don't think I have taken one in my entire 32 years of well..

Sunday, August 23, 2009

One more pic..

I had to put this last pic of Braedon in..

I laugh so hard..cause Braedon is not my most smiliest kid in fact, he does not like his picture taken, as you can kind of tell in these..but this one was to cute not to put in..

sorry for the picture

Braedon Turns 2!!

Last week was Braedon's Birtdhay..2 years old, and such a little fireball..
He is definately very different than his brother. so funny to see all the difference they have. When the 2nd is born, you just kind of think, well he will be like the #1, but oh no..not so much.

Braedon brings such joy and laughter to this family, we are constantly laughing at soemthing he does or says.

a few pics from the birthday parties..Yes I said parties..if you know my family, you will

Keaton's First Day of School....sniff sniff..

I still can't believe I have a 5 year old..but now to make matters more crazy..I have a kindergartner..

Keaton started his first day of school a few weeks ago. I of course was traumatized , he of course was happy as a clam..

I sit here, and still remember the day I found out I was having him. I was in schock first of all, and so grateful. then came the day he was born, that feeling was amazing, (well, not the actual giving birth part, that hurt), I held this sweet little boy in my arms, I was not sure I would ever get to have any little ones, and there he was. so sweet, in all his 9lbs 10oz glory..

then came the 1st birthday, wow, then 2,3,4 and finally 5.

He's amazing to me, I know without a doubt, he was supposed to come to my family, he fits in perfectly. I love him and am so proud to be his mommy. here are some pics of the big day at school..:)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

More Pics..

Summer Happenings..

I have not updated this in a while...Summer has been busy...swim lessons..karate , cabin has been fun..

We have been to mom's boyfriend's cabin a couple of times, it is very nice..the boys love it up there..Keaton was truly made for the woods..he could be a mountain man..which I am not that excited about..since I am pretty much a city

Keaton also has been taking is so funny to watch..he loves it..he is one of the youngest ones they are a little easy on him..which I am thankful for..cause they are pretty strict with all the older kids..

he likes are some pics of the summer happenings around here...enjoy..

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

well he went and turned 5 on me...

Well he went and turned 5 on me....

Can you believe it...they just go and get older and older...Kills me..I mean..don't get me wrong, I love to watch him grow and learn and become independent..but every year he gets older, I think..only a few more before he won't want to snuggle with me, or kiss me so

We had a party at Peter Piper Pizza..I loved it..I did not have to do anything, but say more pizza please..ha..and bring the cake..

He had so much fun with friends and family..and of course made a haul of gifts...

It was is just a few pics of him...I have way to many to post...

Thanks to all that came and had fun with us...we love you all..

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Graduation ....Oh the tears..

Last night was Keaton's Pre-School Graduation ceremony....I am so proud of him...Yes, I am proud he graduated Pre-School...I think it's a great milestone..he has learned so much this past year. And I feel better about letting him go off to Kindergarten with the knowledge he has..

I tear up whenever I think about this..Wasn't he just born the other day..He will be 5 years old in 2 weeks..where did that time go..People tell me it goes fast, but I never thought it would go this fast..

I have so much invested in this kid..It took me forever to have him,and now that he is here..I I tell him I love him enough, do I spend enough time with him, do I teach by example. Trying to raise a young man is tough. You want them to be a little boy, and love all things little boys love, but you want them to be sensitive, to grow up and respect girls, and treat everyone with respect.

I love this little boy..and am so grateful for him..I know I can be hard on him sometimes, there are nights when I want to wake him up from his sleep and tell him I am sorry for not being the best mommy that day and tell him how much I love him..but then I know he would never go back to sleep and I scratch that

When they say time flies..I know what that means now..I used to wish for time to hurry up..everything went so slow it seemed...but now I wish things would slow down just a little..

Anyways enough of the are some pics of his special day..


The Proud Mommy..

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom...

Sunday was my Mom's we invited her and her boyfriend Phil, and my grandma and brother over for dinner..

It was fun celebrating ...The boys have lots of fun with Phil and my brother..

I hope you enjoyed it mom...we love ya...

here are some pics of the party...and by party I mean, dinner and cake..ha...

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The real meaning of Easter..

I am grateful for Easter..not because of bunnies, or candy...but because of Jesus, and all that he did and still does for me...

Happy Easter....

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Date Night at the Chuck E. Cheese...

I am so lucky that Keaton wants to date his Mom...ha..does that sound totally inappropriate..yeah, it kind of does..but it is not..

I love that my almost 5 year old son, thinks I am cool enough to go out with...He always says mom, I love our Dates...can we go on a date again....Now, I am not totally stupid..I pretty much know that it means, mom take me somewhere and spoil me rotten, more than Mom I want to spend time with you and only you...but hey I will take it...

I know there will come a time, when he will roll his eyes at me (and I will want to smack him), and not want anything to do with for now, Date night rocks...

Keaton and I went to Chuck E. Cheese for date night last night....Um...they are redicoulsy expensive...but anyhoo...we ate pizza, talked, played games, collected tickets, bought a rubber spider for all of tickets we had...which by the way is a total rip off, ...ha...We even got to see the Big Cheese himself....Good Times.....

We topped the night off ,with some ice cream...and it was a great night..

Now of course he would like to know, when the next one is...:)

I love Keaton....he is such a bright and shining light in my home...he makes me laugh, he amazes me with his wisdom, of course he also drives me up the wall at times...but I am so glad, he is my son...and I look foward to even more date nights...I am hoping he will pay for the next one...what do ya think....:)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Question I have been dreading for almost 5 years..


UGH...I thought I would have another couple of years before that came up..ha..

It was pretty funny trying to explain to him..that When Mommy was young she did this, and she really regrets it..

Keaton: Why don't you like it?

Me: Well, I don't think we should treat our bodies that way..

Keaton:, I guess it's just for guys then?, just boys get tattoos..

Me: Oh no...Boys should not have them either...(As I am panicking with the thought, he would want one..ha)

Keaton: well, someone's mom probably took their kids to get it done..ha..(that was my fav line)

Me:.Yeah I don't think so bud..Momm'ys don't like their kids to have them.

Keaton: Well, Guess you were not thinking right huh??


Now is the time I pray ...that Keaton does not come home someday with a tattoo, and blame it all on me...:)

If it wasn't 200 degrees in March in AZ..I would not have been wearing short sleeves and we might have avoided this convo for another few years...ha..

Oh well..I knew it was coming..Boy I hope he makes better decisions than me..., He is a good kid..I know he will...

I hope I don't offend anyone reading this with Tattoo's I don't mean to...I just regret mine, I was young, and I did not think it through...and Now they are a permanent part of my body..No meaning to the one on my arm at all..just thought it "looked cool".., and said let's do it..and I did, and now I hate it...

now I am babbling...time to end...


Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Valentines Day...

I know I am a few days late..

I had a nice Valentines Day...

I have to say I am touched by my men in this house...
You all know my Husband...he is what we call a penny pincher, ha..
Weeks before V-Day, he says, don't get me anything , I don't want anything..V-Day is a ridiculous Hallmark Holiday..blah blah..,
So I thought..Fine, I won't ..of couse I do anyway..just some chocolates, and a card, but something..
I did not expect anything...
Well on V-day morning, he got the kids up and said let's go..he took them to Michael's , they picked out some nice silk flowers, a vase, some thing to decorate it with..they put together a nice floral arrangemnet for me..yes it is simple..but the meaning behind it, means everything.

Jeff told me..."I am trying to raise 2 young men here, I want them to grow up and treat their future wives like queens..I don't want them to be like me in this area..It is my resposibility to teach them this value...

I am so grateful for Jeff...He always does the right thing...he is a good Father and Husband...I know he loves me, and our Children, and I cannot ask for anything else..

except maybe a pedicure....ha..Which I got as well, for V-day...:)

Friday, January 16, 2009

So glad I buy toys for my children for Christmas......

Ha Ha...They would rather play in the pantry with the canned goods...Hey if that is all that it takes to make them happy..heck, I am going to the grocery store for their birthday gifts...