Thursday, December 17, 2009




Monday, November 23, 2009


This is exactly how I feel this year! For some reason I don't have very much holiday spirit! Im excited don't get me wrong, but Im just oh so tired! Just thinking about how much there is to do- along with church callings, homework, the freezing weather, and everything else. I just wish there was a day just to stay in bed with nothing to do and no reason what so ever to even get out of my PJ"S. FOR A WEEK! I know I just probably need a good night sleep but even that seems to be gone these days! I still have to pick up ashia from her play tonight and it is 10:00 at night!

Our school has a thing called "HARVEST OF TALENTS" its kind of like reflections-
Addison won 2nd Place- SHORT STORY
Ashlyn won 3rd place- drawing-
but cried all night because for the last two years she has gotten first place. How do you teach them to be good sports and be grateful for what they have! Because her younger sister ANIKA did a drawing for 2nd grade and didnt receive anything.
All the while we had to listen to Ash who was devastated ! "KIDS THESE DAYS- SO DECENSITIZED(?) by movies and other things" (THE GRINCH)

the kids made the Christmas count down. Where you make a holiday figure- we did santa claus and then you get 24 pieces of chocolate (my FAV) and roll them up in clear wrap and tie a ribbon around each candy so it makes a long chain of candy and we hung it up . The kids cant wait for december 1st to come! BUT I SURE CAN!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Activity Days!

What a horrible Week- I was in charge of an DADDY /DAUGHTER DATE activity for about 60 people last thursday! If that wasnt enough I had to put on another party the day after for 21 kids at school! Sometimes I wish I just had the guts to JUST SAY NO! but I guess I need blessings in my life! and there they go out the window by me complaining! Here is a picture of the kids with their dad! What a good dad! Dressing up all elvis like! He was tired of wearing his costume! He wore it to three partys last week. So we definately got our moneys worth!

Here is some of the spooky food we did! We also had boney fingers (white chocolate covered pretzel sticks shaped like bones) Monster Mush (Sloppy Joes) Spider Legs (CHEETOES)
Witches Brew (Frozen red hands with plastic flies in them)
These turened out just like eyeballs/ half were green and the other half had blood-shot eyes!

here were the 60 cup cakes- DEATH BY CUPCAKES- they turned out cute! Just use nutterbutters with the rip on them and crush up some fudge cookies to look like a freshly dug grave!

Here were all my helpers! Im the witch- Dont you just love the Green Shirt Im wearing! It even had shoulder pads in it! It was one of my moms old, i mean very old Maternity shirts- Hilarious! that it was the perfect witch dress! Ill be honest, I am so glad that last week is finally over! and so are my kids!

Halloween Activity Days!

Here are some of the girls in the place we shot pictures with their Dads

Here is our line of food! it was fun to decorate!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Elvis is in the building!

Okay so here is our annual party! Trevor won funniest costume! It was so much fun! We laugh our heads off when we see each other! my parents were from grease! Kacan and gabby were peterpan and tinkerbell! (we loved singing the song- We are men-were men in tights-tight tights- from Robinhood men in tights- Aaron and mary were the phantom and christine. Meg and Russ - Sugar Daddy and Sugar Baby- Chase and Steph- well he actually shaved his head for this part- The pirates! Tanycia and troy the cowboys and of coarse I was cat woman and Trev was ELVIS! It was a lot of Fun! I have the best family ever! We eat and have a pumkin carving contest- Ill post pictures later! and we play an elephant game! and it is funny how things keep recircling each time we play : like the "GAS we PaSS" book and THE DUKE (aka the Jock Strap) - Poor Parents who have to deal with roudy kids! Its a lot of fun!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Our trip!!!

WITCHES NIGHT OUT! up at the Gardner Village -cool place to eat, and shop and just look around! I want to take the family when it is not so crowded. If you havent been there just google it and you can get into their web site and look around! It really is a cute place to visit!

Me and my 2 sisters, mom and Grandma D. decided to take a fast trip up north and have a little fun! Here is what we all looked like!

My mom is really getting into this photo thing?

Here is a photo of us girls with Grandma! She really is a fun and SASSY woman! We love her to death and love teasing the snot out of her! She is such a great person and has always been such a great example to me- even if she does call me a little "SHIT" every once in awhile- I guess I deserve it though! We had fun! went shopping, ate at my "BEST" chinese place P.F. Changs and just had fun! Thanks girls , its nice to get away everyonce in awhile!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Im in LOVE!

For all you redo'rs out there this is my new found LOVE! I can't believe I have ever lived without it! I know it has been around and it only costs $2.50 but if you love to make over anything this is the bomb! You just attatch this to your spray can- ONE SIZE FITS ALL and bam no more messy spray fingers - I finished one chair and both my pointy fingers were so cramped up I thought that it would take me a week to finish all of my chairs.....I went to walmart and bought some more paint and wow! I finished all 5 chairs- did 2 more chairs and two nightstands that I bought at the DI and refinished and put new knobs on them. Beautiful! So here are my before's and after's I love Black! Can you tell! I recovered the chairs with this striped material that I love! it has a lot of reds and creams! I want use this same material and make some hanging drapes to match my chairs and maybe a few accent pillows !


AFTER! SO tell me what you think! This is the best I could come up with in the department of photography wiht my $20.00 polaroid- crappy camera! Its what you put up with why your husband is going full time to college and working full time! By the way Im happy to announce that my husband got accepted into the NURSING program- after lots of hard classes he finally made it in- they have about 120 people apply and accept only 35-40 students twice a year! He had to take lots of math classes and anatomy! you know the class that they cut up dead people! EEEWWW! He wants to be a Nurse Practitioner! So we have a few more years of school but hey- enjoy the journey right!

Let me know what you think of it! If you click on the pictures you can see it a little better- i sanded a few spots to give is a rustic feel! I first tried a cream colored and was going to glaze it brown! but with my material it was too light together - I needed to pick darker material for the seats to do cream colored chairs! so Black it was!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

THE MOLEST-STACHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay my blogging skills are to a minimum - ive have so been a slacker and I will do better- Ive just had no desire to take pictures with my little crappy camera - I need a new one so bad and Im hoping for christmas Santa will bring me a new one! Well I will tell you a little bit about this last month- My Parents rented a cabin in Mammoth creek and it was a blast- ALL my family stayed there- It was a lot of fun! we played volleyball, card games, an elephant game with the adults- Ate tons of great food, and just sat around and talked! It was fun! Here is a picture of the kids waiting for everyone to come out of the small opening at mammoth cave!

Here is a picture of "STANLEY" aka chase my brother- He grows his MOLEST-"STACHE" AS we call it- in very unusual ways- he can grow one so fast that every two week he is coming up with a new mustach do. This is his trucker moleste-stach. and he makes this ugly face for everyone to see....He is always walking around looking like a dork. But what are brothers for

Here are the girls at mammoth creek- ashia is offically almost 4 inchs taller than me and a few weeks ago we wrestled and she got the better of me! Wow! how time flys

Here is ash at her 11th b-day party- she had a late night pajama party with 10 girls- WOW thats the last big party for her! Usually I only go until 10 with the big partys but I caved in and let her have one more- It was the death of me- We made homemade pizzas and the girls got to put what ever they wanted on them and then we did carmeled apples- (Which i would not recommend because ash and her cousin kenzie got burnt) and then we made banana splits-we did play some games and did an Halloween elephant game (which only 11 year olds could fight over which trick or treat bag they got) all in all _I wanted to kill myself when it was over!

Here are some chairs that I am in the process of refinishing- Check back in a little while and hopefully they will be done- I have five of them that I got at the DI and I love the High backs! Im posting this picture as an incentive to get them finished......................

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Magic Jack

Okay so we decided to use the magic Jack!
You buy this little box that plugs into the usb port in the back of your computer and plug your existing phone into and whaallaa you have a phone line! We were paying about 79.00 to qwest for High speed internet and a phone line! 35.00 for our phone line and 35.00 for our internet and all the silly charges that go with it! Well we switched to Baja broadband for 39.00 a month for the highest speed you can get and no fees just 39.00 a month and now we only pay 20.00
YEAR for our magic jack-
It is
1- Free local and Long Distance calling
2- Free Voicemail,
3-Free Directory Assistance
You only pay 40.00 to start which you can buy it at walmart!
thats only 20.00 for the little box and 20.00 for the whole year!

IF you want more info go to
Im for anything that saves me money and now I only pay for internet monthly and no phone bills-Anything to save money these days.........

The draw backs of having magic jack
1- they cannot yet give you your old phone number- you receive a new phone number
(they are working on this one- some citys can keep their same number but not us yet)
2- Your computer has to be on so that the Magic Jack can work! but knowing the rest of you, if your anything like me your computer is on anyway! Turn off your computer and your voicemail will just pick up your messages!

We have tried it and loved it!
Only $20.00 a year!!!!! who can beat that! for the same thing that qwest was offering for 35.00 plus all those taxes a month!

I say give it a try! Great for a second Line!
Im not trying to sell anything, Im just for things that make my life a little cheaper! So I can spend the difference at the D I and get really great treasures and redo them!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Where did the summer go?

I cant believe we are back to the grind and starting school already.
My kids have done a lot this summer most of it has been a "STAYCATION"
thats where you vacation from your own home and try to hit all the local things you don't normally do. Here are the kids at the fair. Dont you just love the fair. 110 degrees, dust flying, weird people, and crazy rides that end in throwing up in the nearby trash can. (Brynli you know what im talking about) but we usually try to support the local wards and have a navajo taco. (Way to go Lav 4th) they are always so yummy! This is Ashia with ansley, I usually have to fight to get to hold my own daughter, Ashia is so good with her!

Here are all the crazy kids! after their fun rides!

Here is the girls at PIRATE ISLAND PIZZA- Last monday we took all the girls to
ANNIE and went to dinner before hand- if you havent been there it is really cool for kids. The decorations are awesome- the food is pretty good, but its just worth going for the atmosphere!

Annie was really good too! I love the Dixie Direct! it has been our constant companion this year! everywhere we have eaten and most of our activities have been used from the dixie direct, it has saved us so much money! we got annie tickets 50% off! and last Friday Trevor and I went to see "Annie get your Gun" at the st. george musical theater- It was so good! you guys all missed out if you didnt see it! we also got that show-buy one ticket get the other free! So it was a pretty cheap date night!

Here is a picture that was taken a couple weeks ago- we hiked the narrows with the Rowland family! it was a lot of fun, but I was so glad that I only brought Ashia and Ashlyn with us- It was really rocky and I sprained my ankle once! but it was so beautiful. It was cold and the water was up to our chest in some areas but it was worth the hike! what a fun day! I can't wait to try some more hikes! Sorry Ive been such a slacker in my blogging , for some reason I just want to read everyone elses and not post anything! Ive got to get me a better camera- Im using ashias Polaroid- and it is horrible. But anything is better than nothing i guess!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Do you ever have that feeling like your going to explode if you don't
get to get out of the house once in awhile! Well that is how i have been feeling lately besides the fact of being sick this last 2 weeks (IMAGINE THAT) me and my sisters decided to head to vegas on a whim! and it was so much fun! We got a free stay at the new palazzo & Free tickets to Lion king- What more could you ask for! - It was so very nice! thanks meg!

Here is the waterfall that is by all the shopping!

Here is a picture of what our bathroom looked like-
I really hope i can be good enough on earth to have a mansion that
looks like this in heaven!

Here is our suite- it was a two bed suite and had its own living room - it had 3 tvs and was so very nice!
We went school clothes shopping! and we got to go to the broadway version of the
"LION KING" it was so fun- and the costumes are so awesome! the tickets are pricey but if you saved up it is definitely worth taking the kids to! $58-130.00 a ticket!
all in all it was so much fun! I love being with my sisters- they are so much fun and we have a blast together and get along great! We always have our inside jokes and just have a good time! Thanks girls for the wild trip! (Peanut butter!) We always have so much fun just people watching! Its free and its the best entertainment ever! Especially in Vegas! People are Hilarious! In one store that we went shopping in one girl asked if we were from UTAH- and we said yes! but we were wondering how she knew we were from utah, were we dressed a little too modest- did we look a little bit too much like each other! Did we look like cousin had married cousin! I guess we will never know! it was a lot of fun and I cant wait until the next time!
I need something to look forward to something! HINT HINT TREVOR!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

BROKEN CAMERA & $15.00 Bug sprays!

So i havent wanted to blog because i have been upset by my camera being broken!
It was in the baby bag and had milk from a bottle spilt on it and it is totally ruined!
So I just cant bring myself to blog with a broken camera! I need to post pictures to blog about
so this will just have to do- I will use my daughters little camera until mine can get replaced!

By the way for all of you money savers out there my husband is in the Landscaping (so great to be in in this area) &
Spray business (His is licensed ) and is offering a killer deal of $15.00 Perimeter Bug sprays- most people charge $35.00 to $45.00. Just to come and spray for bugs! He also does weed control (for all of you who hate to pull weeds) and lawn fertilization.
He is just going to school full time and is trying to get a small clientele to get him through school.
his number is 435-467-1594! So anyone who is tired of paying high prices and wants a good deal. Give him a call.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Once crazy weekend!

Last weekend we went to ogden, and went to our neice brittanys wedding!
It is so nice to go to a wedding at the saltlake city temple- so special and so good! They actually had 44 weddings the same day! can you believe it- thats a lot of kids getting married at the right time in the right place!

This is me and trev! We hardly ever get our pictures taken

This is the family in front of the temple

Here is all the cute girls- Notice the cute dresses! they all match!

We had a great weekend and our family has been reading the scriptures and we made a goal that if we read for 60 nights straight we would do something fun! So we went ICE SKating! It was a blast and I didnt even fall down! We are almost done with our second set of 60 days so I guess our next adventure will be Pirate Island Pizza- Its what the kids pick- some nights its 11:00 pm and the kids will come in and say we forgot scriptures and we will all be dead tired but they make us read them- Even if I have to bribe them to read them! - Maybe just maybe they are getting something out of it! We need all the blessings we can get!

Monday, June 1, 2009

I think im in love

This is my one true love! ROAD RACING! Trevor took me down last year and had me
get fitted for a new bike! They actually measure you and see which size a bike
that you should be riding- The perfect fit! I wanted to get into road biking a lot more but the bikes are very expensive, Well trevor surprised me last christmas with this bike! And i think that I am in love! It is so light and nice! I love going biking, last week I rode out to sandhollow from my house and back. It is a very good ride! Lots of hills to climb. I just feel so free when im riding! Plus I don't huff and puff so much on this guy! and it just so happens that RED is my favorite color! Maybe my husband has been listening once in a while! WHO knew!