Monday, January 30, 2012


Morgan sent me picture of Malorie playing at the park while I have been gone. I am missing my little monkey !!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Instead of a photo today I have a video. This is a tradition at the start of every CHA trade show

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


So before I left for CHA I wanted to make sure to get packages off to my kiddos. Dylan needed some stuff to help with the fleas and Marissa's birthday is the day I get home and I want to make sure to have a present to her to open before I leave. I LOVE the flat rate boxes and envelopes from the post office. I fit as much as I possibly can inside of them and then go crazy with the tape to keep them sealed. Can't wait to have all my kids home again one day !!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


So with our amazing weather chances are you will find my boys and their friends playing football in the street 

Monday, January 23, 2012


Had so much fun making this board book for Malorie !!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012


One of the fun things we did at Tina's bridal shower was make wedding dresses out of 1 roll of toliet paper. I helped to create Sabrina's dress above on the right. I was amazed at the creativity and how much everyone got into it. It sure was fun. Melissa hosted the shower and had her backyard all decorated. Tina received alot of wonderful gifts and is so excited for her big day !!!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Can you tell we might have had this discussion . . .

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I have been accused of being unfair. I have been accused of treating my other kids different. If you are a mom then you know that each child is different. And there comes a time when we need to adapt our parenting to each individual child. But some rules will be the same no matter what. Take my word this isn't a fun conversation to have at 10:30 pm when you are trying to reinforce the midnight curfew that you have ALWAYS had in place in your home. Who ever said parenting was easy ? 

Saturday, January 14, 2012


So a bunch of friends of mine found out about the cool deal to get produce weekly. I got all this for $10. I was so excited and eager to go back for more each Saturday.
Here is the link so you can see if it is in your area ever

Friday, January 13, 2012


Well Friday the 13th proved to be pretty lucky for Malorie and I. We scored this almost brand new Pink Radio Flyer Trike at Other Mother's for only $24.99 (all in store credit) Mind you they retail for $80-$100 and this one is just like new. Oh Happy Day !!!
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Thursday, January 12, 2012


Sweet Baby Lainie

Poor Lainie has had a bout with RSV and had to spend a night in the hospital

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Every month we get together as a family and celebrate birthdays. For the month of January we celebrate my wonderful sister in law Jamie and my nephew Zach (13) 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wedding Announcements

So I just finished creating my sister-in-laws wedding invites and I must say I love them. If I could sit at my computer and create fun photo things all day and get paid lot's of money I would be so happy. But I am not so lucky, so I will just have to enjoy this super fun hobby. 


Friday, January 6, 2012


So Malorie has this fascination with the rocks in front of their apartment. And every time she walks to and from the car she has to stop and investigate them. Many times we will just tell her to say "Hello Rocks" and quickly walk by. Well today as I was taking her home, she was very excited to show her momma Karleigh's whale that she got to bring home for a visit. Until she saw the ROCKS. Then she gently laid the whale down and tried to figure out how to pick up the rocks and still carry the whale. She was so cute, and so clever in her attempt. Do you see she even tried to carry a big one under her chin. Finally, she just gave up and her and the whale sat and played in the rocks for a few minutes.

Twenty Twelve - 365

Okay I REALLY, REALLY hope I can keep up. I don't want the memories of 2012 to fade away. I want to make it worth remembering. So thanks to my friends at Memory Mixer I am going to simply take a photo a day - that is the beauty of a cell phone - I can take photo's wherever I am at.  At the end of the year I will have a collection of photos reminding me of the little things that I was blessed with every day in 2012. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


This is the photo board that I had the honor of putting together for Sandy's funeral. What an amazing woman she was. I sure do miss her already.

Remembering Sandy

I had the privilege of creating the photo board for the service today of one of the most inspirational women I have known. Sandy was the Relief Society President in my ward. She was truly a remarkable woman. She had the most caring heart of any woman I have ever know. She had a true genuine love and concern for every person and thing she came in contact with. Sandy, is a true example of "enduring to the end". She continued to love and serve until the very end.  She will remembered for her true love for all of God's creatures.A true example of strength, courage, unconditional love and 
enduring to the end !!! No doubt she was ready to meet her maker. She had cancer. But she never ever complained. She just continued to serve. I am sure when the veil opened and she entered heaven she had some errands for the angels to run, to go and check on some people and take care of some things. She was always watching out for anothers needs. She was my Relief Society President, Marissa's seminary teacher and Logan's primary teacher - a woman of such incredible knowledge. If I could have gotten just a dusting of her knowledge I would be set for life.
Oh Sandy, how I will miss her. It still doesn't even seem real that she has gone on to her heavenly home. I am grateful that I have been changed for the better becuase I knew her.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012


A new year - a new group of sunbeams