Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween #1

Last night we had our annual family Halloween party!
I was a Spanish Dancer and Blake went as my escort!
This is my mom as Dr. Crazy Bones. You had to toss ping pong balls to decide what was going in your drink. Also in the pic is my neice Megan.

This is my sister Steph as Sally from the Nightmare before Christmas and my nephew David.

This is my sweet Janelle as a witch.

Savannah was in charge of making the body of our family monster. I can't wait to see how it all turned out.

Blake has found a new love!

Friday, October 30, 2009


Today I turn 31~

I just wanted to post that my hubby totally rocks. I am not usually a fan of cut flowers but he knows what I like and he surprised me with these and a gift card for 2 massages at Massage Envy!!! I am so super excited. He also tried to get me a gift card for 31 Flavors Baskin Robbins. He went to two stores and they didn't have any and one of them called another one and they didn't have any either. SOOOO, he printed up a pic and gave me money for ice cream!!! Flowers, massages, and ice cream. What more could a lady ask for!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Shelf Reliance is having another giveaway!!! A cool set of camping pans!!!

It is a sixteen piece cookset for four. They are polished stainless steel. The set consists of:

8qt pot with lid/frypan with coated handle

1qt pot with lid

2qt pot with lid

4 plates

4 cups

The set nests together and comes with a nylon storage bag

They are also giving away a Sparkie Fire Starter. The starter is set at the perfect angle to get maximum sparks. This makes it simple to use and great to have!!!!

The value of this giveaway more than $60.00~~~

Friday, October 23, 2009

Giveaway at my friends blog:

A blog that I have an occasion/obsession to reading is having a giveaway! This company sounds wonderful.

The giveaway is from the You should really check it out~
This is what she is giving away! A deluxe apple box!

You should enter to win also even though I do hope that I win!!! :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Shelf Reliance

Hey everyone!!! I just want to tell you about this wonderful site. It is called Shelf Reliance. They have some awesome products and wonderful ideas for using your food storage. You should really check them out!

They also have giveaways every Friday! I won a few weeks ago and love the cansolidators that I won!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Have Joy Blog!!!

I just want to let everyone know about this wonderful blog that I follow! Nikki is a wonderful person with great insight! I love to read all of the great advice and the funs things that she comes up with.

She is having a contest right now and you should really check her out! You can go to:

She is uplifting and informative all at the same time!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Southern Cali Fires

This picture is from the Associated Press. I just use it to show the type of work that Blake is doing and what the fire is doing to the beautiful hill down there.

The fires are raging in So-Cal. Blake has been down south working on a strike team since Sunday. He is working to keep people's houses standing. They are working 12 hour shifts and are doing good. Today he sent me this awsome picture. There are a couple of large cat preserves in the hills and they were trying to help make sure that the cats were taken care of. I love this picture the lions look like they haven't a care in the world. I just have to say that my hubby is super HOT!!! I love him so much and know that he is doing a great job!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Having a 2 year old!

Having a 2 year old feels a lot like being on suicide watch every day. They can get into so many things and makes messes in the blink of an eye. Here are some of Spencer's more recent "activities" that have made us crazy or mad or just laugh our heads off. WARNING... some of the things are gross!!!

Climbing out of his crib
Climbing up my headboard and then throwing himself off backwards
Climbing on the counter and eating 2 small boxes of see's chocolates
Taking his pants off in front of a group of girls just to hear them scream
Running into the parking lot
Taking off while in the middle of diaper changes, then peeing wherever he feels like it
Chewing on used tampon applicator(This is the fastest way for a toddler to get you to brush their teeth)
Taking off the diaper and then pooping in his hands and then wiping it on himself
Cleaning his own ears out with q-tips
Catching bees with his bare hands
Catching lots of bugs and giving them as presents
Throwing anything he thinks can act like a ball
Emptying out a whole box of kleenex

Spencer is a joy but a lot of work at the same time. He is very active and keeps me going from sun-up to sun-down. The drastic differences in boys and girls as all too visible in my household. Thank goodness I only have one boy. I think that if I had more I would be even crazier than I am right now.

So, to all of you out there with a 2-year old my heart goes out to you. I would offer to help but it seems as if I can't find the time. Lol

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Crazy, Crazy Life

Ok, so it has been forever since my last post. I have been so busy since Blake has been at home. Spencer is turning 2 next week and all three of my girls are in softball. Thankfully I am done with yearbook so that is one thing that is behind me.

So, some recent news...Blake was just called as the Elder's Quorum President, and he goes in for surgery on his elbow May 15th. Hopefully this will take care of the issues that he has been having. He really would like to get back to work. He passed the written portion of the engineer's test and now he is on to the manipulative portion. He is such and awesome husband, father and firefighter. I know that he wishes that he was back at work but the kids have really enjoyed all of the time that he has been able to spend with them.

With Spencer turning 2 we are experiencing all of the fun moments that come with that. He has now learned to climb out of his crib so we put him in a toddler bed. He also has learned how to remove the child door locks. He is such a smart kid! It took me around 2 hours to get him to sleep in his new bed tonight. It will be hard but I know that if we just keep reinforcing the fact that this is where he is to sleep that eventually he will get it.

Pics coming soon! Once I get another chance to be alone at the computer!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Girl Scout Cookies

To all my friends and family!

My girls are taking orders for cookies. If you would like to know what kinds are available or if you want to order any please let me know!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Blake's Injury

These pictures were taken after I got him home and fed him.

Ok, Yesterday Blake fell off a ladder while doing some construction work. His feet slipped and got stuck in the rungs. He had no way to catch himself and he fell on his outstretched hand. So, consequently he dislocated both his forearm bones and has a piece of bone fragment floating in his elbow. He also has a small radial head fracture. We are going to see the orthopedist tomorrow and we will hopefully find out how long the recover is supposed to take and if he is going to need surgery. Please keep him in your prayers! We are hoping for no surgery and a quick recovery.