Sunday, November 23, 2014



Happy Birthday to this GIRL!!

Once again I am super behind on my blogging.  This special girl celebrated her 11th birthday the end of October!!!  I really can't believe that she is 11 already.  Time is getting away from me.  It's hard to believe that she has been a part of our eternal family for almost 7 years.  I am thankful for the opportunity to be her mother and I know that Heavenly Father guided us to each other.  She is my little helper - she loves being an aunt - she loves to sing -  she is beautiful inside and out!!!  Happy Birthday Maryjane - WE LOVE YOU!!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Happy Birthday You Two!!

Here is a little birthday tribute to these two kids of mine.  Their birthdays are 2 days a part and what a blessing both of them are to our family.  It is a treat to have a daughter who grows up to be one of your best friends.  She is wise beyond her years and a example to me and I love spending time with her. I only wish she lived closer:(   Happy Birthday Sis - We Love YOU

Nate was about 2 1/2 when this picture was taken.  Where has all the time gone??  He had a special birthday this year - Turning 12 is a pretty big deal!!  He is super excited to receive the priesthood and  pass the sacrament in church.  When the Bishop presented him in our ward to be made a Deacon he asked Nate to bare his testimony.  I think I held my breath the entire time because I was so nervous for him.  It was beautiful and heart felt.  I was so proud of him.  I am blessed to be his mom.  He continues to teach and stretch me as a parent and I am grateful for that.  His love is unconditional and he has a very tender, forgiving heart.  There has been a couple of times where I have asked myself...."Why can't I remember his birth weight'?  And then it dawns on me....He's adopted!!!  He had my heart the first time I laid eyes on him:)   Happy Birthday Nate Dawg - We Love YOU

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dental School

I have to do a little tribute to this guy!! We have been blessed with an amazing son-in-law.  I always tell him he is my favorite!!  Nicholas was under a great amount of pressure trying to get ready to take the DAT for dental school.   He studied and studied and studied to the point that it was making him physically sick.  Well, after much studying, prayer, fasting and priesthood blessings he took it.  I went down to the Valley and surprised them with a motel room and a little get away for when he was finished.  It is like a 6 hour test and they both had been under so much pressure.  Carly was a trooper trying to keep kids quiet while he was studying or playing single parent while he was gone.  He ended up scoring a 21 which is amazing!!!  So now we just wait to see what dental school they end up at.  He has received quite a few letters from schools to set up interviews - hopefully they will know more in December!!! 

Scatter Sunshine Floral !!

 I survived my 1st Valentines Day since opening the shop April 1, 2013 - It was successful and I couldn't have done it without the help of my #1 daughter and my #1 sister !!  We did it!!

Just a few pics of my (our) work - I really do enjoy what I do - at times it is a lot of pressure but there is always a feeling of accomplishment.  This is a casket spray that we did for my sister-in-law Kalee's sister Valee Smith - It was a privilege to put this together for such an amazing person.  With casket sprays I always feel like we have divine/heavenly help.

August 2014 - 1st Day of School!!

 Brock - a Junior at MHS!!
 Mary - in 5th grade - She has Mrs. B for a teacher.
 Tyton - in 4th grade - He has Mrs. Tenney for a teacher.
Nate - in 6th grade - He has Mrs Ferriter (who is new) for a teacher.  The 3 Rug Rats are all at Capps Middle School this year which will be nice - plus if they cause any trouble they can go straight to the Principal's office:)    We LOVE Mr. Slade!

Just had to post this pic!

Since - I print my blog into a book - I just had to upload this picture - He slept like this for a long time.  I can't believe how big my baby is getting!!!

Easter - April 2014

 Kids having fun coloring eggs - Nate you are such a DORK!!!
 Granddad helping Graci with her Easter eggs - This is his tradition and it has been for years - He loves it and the kids love it!!!  I usually get to clean up the mess and that's okay with me cause he is making memories with the kids and now grand kids!!!
 Gracilyn checking out her Easter basket - Look at that sweet face:)
 Buddha - we just love you!!!!
 Tim and I came across this crazy sour gum in the shape of an Easter egg - so we put it in the kids Easter basket - well - it ended up being crazy, crazy, crazy sour!! So, we had a contest with all the kids to see who could chew it the longest.  Mary opted out - chicken!!!!  The little guys didn't do to bad - Nate actually won - and as you can see Carly couldn't hack it!!! What a wimp Carly:)
Yep - she spit it right out!!!

Happenings of 2014 - since 2014 is almost over!!

 Here are a few HIGHLIGHTS of 2014 -  Tyton and his Pinewood Derby - He actually ended up taking 2nd in speed - YEA TYTON!! 
 Tim looks so happy - happy that it is over!!! Well - at least for this year - haha
 Brock looking amazingly handsome at his 1st Prom - It's crazy to me that he is old enough to go to Prom - seriously - I am crying right now!!!!!
He doubled with his cousin Tristen and his date Rebekah Reynolds.  Brocks date was Brittney Watchman, she is in our ward and a amazing young lady :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Christmas Tree Gettin FUN!

This year getting Christmas trees was so much fun!!  We were lucky to have the Slade's/Butler's from Tucson with us.  It was their first tree getting trip and hopefully not their last!!

These two little girls are bff's - this is their "say cheese" pose.

This is their "the sun is in my eye's pose".

This is their "the snow has made me a little tipsy" pose!! They seriously kill me:)

We LOVE this girl - best niece ever!!  So glad that they got to go with us.  Notice the truck in the background - this trip was the 1st time it ever got dirty - NO JOKE - they are city slickers - they don't have mud in Tucson!!

Peace Out Peeps!!

Carly - the FASHIONISTA!!  I just had to say it:)  When you are a hick from the sticks anything goes - haha

Better late than never!!

I haven't blogged in forever.  Life has a way of quickly passing by.  Here are some pictures that I LOVE! 

Rudger - I just love that sweet little face.

Halloween is not my favorite holiday but we try to have a little fun.  Thanks Aunt Tara for painting all the kids faces:)
Two little lady bugs!
Mary had her 10th birthday!  We LOVE this girl - she's the best!

We took a trip to the Valley with our good friends and the girls got their ears pierced for their birthdays.  They didn't even cry:)

Yep - this little guy turned ONE - he is so stinkin FUN!!

Love, Love, Love this picture - it was right after our state football game.  She melts her granddad's heart.

Well, you can tell by the look on Brock's face that the Mustangs didn't get the WIN - they had a great season though and starting on varsity as a sophomore isn't too shabby!

If this picture doesn't make you HAPPY then I don't know what will.  This cutie turned THREE - she is a sassy little booger but oh how we adore her!!