Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mr & Mrs...

The day was amazing!
Congrats Josh and Ali!
(more pictures to follow)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

You really need to meet Mary...

If you have not met Mary you are missing out...
This is such an amazingly talented lady...
She made this cool button for my sister 'lene cute it is!

Carpet In...

My brother Morris is alot like Kirk...they can pretty much make, fix or do anything they want...
So, they went to Josh and Ali's and put carpet in their new house.

Kira even helped to make sure that it was soft!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

REMEMBERING those who have given ALL
and our loved ones who have passed on.

The Announcement!

Hard to believe that Josh and Ali's wedding is THIS Friday!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Boys Bedroom to Guest Room

Why is when there so many things to do ...I always find a HUGE project to take on?
Let the painting begin!
Kira picked to colors...I really like it!

Bridal Shower for Ali

Ali's Bridal Shower was wonderful!
I could not believe all the friends that came.
They had a wonderful brunch...

How well does Ali know Josh...she had to put a piece of bubble gum in her mouth for every wrong answer...
YES...the RED crock-pot that she wanted
Kira and I could not let it be that BORING!!!!

Congrats Ali! We can't wait to have you as part of our family!

SPT: Something New:

Learn more about Lelly and SPT:

Reku has started to play...he is so funny!

I am not so sure that Itsey thinks it is such a great idea.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Good Ol' Days

It seems as if it has been forever since we had a line of cars parked in front of our house.
Kira decided that she needed to have a casual "back yard" party...

It was so much fun to see this group of friends hanging out again

The laughter was contagious
the only place a hot dog is good is around a fire and with friends
and Josh...Oh my goodness it was good to hear him laugh and be silly...
Dare...sure he would take a dare...into the ice cold river!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

When Was The Last Time...

You really laughed...
You know the kind of laugh when your side hurts, you can hardly breath,
tears are running down your face, falling down, pee your pants laugh....

I can't remember...I think I have been taking life just a little to serious...I need to laugh again...I wish I knew what would do the trick...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

To ALL of my Friends that are:
Mothers, Want To Be Mothers or are Amazing Women & Help To Mother Others
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!I am going to relate a story that my mom told me...and I am not sure how accurate I am in telling it...but you will get the jest of the story.

When my mom was young and growing up in Texas her family was very poor. They were living under a train trestle at the time. An Armadillo wondering in and she remembered chasing it until they had caught it and fixed it for dinner.

She kept an small ceramic armadillo in her house to remind her of where she had been in life.

Last year for Christmas, I sent each of my siblings a "Beasties" Armadillo ...

It is just a simple reminder to us of the amazing mom we were blessed with. Mother's day have been difficult for me after my mom passed away... But, a couple of years ago...I realized that I was a mom and if I was being sad and grumpy on Mother's Day what kind of memory was that for my children that wanted to make the day special for me?


Friday, May 8, 2009


I was asked how Reku, Itsey's Puppy is doing...He weighed 3 oz. when he was born on April 16, 2009

He is a happy puppy and loves hanging out in his basket with his mommy.

Today, he weighs exactly 1 pound @ 3 weeks!!!
Itsey only weighed 12 oz @ 8 weeks!
You have got to love that face!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

This Is How You Know I Am Not Part Of The "IN" Crowd...

I just recently watched the DVD of TWILIGHT!!!

I do not read much because Dyslexia is my friend. I hate movie theaters because I can't get up and get another pop or more popcorn if I want...and I do not like being around strangers..especially if I have to set right next to them!

So, I now feel like I am part of the IN much longer until the next book is on DVD???

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Temple Buddy

I love going to the temple...


Where Kira is on "vacation" after working for 18 months we go to the temple at least once a week. There is nothing like setting in a session and feeling your daughters hand on yours.I know I have been blessed...I know that heavenly Father gave me these three great gifts that I have in my life.

I can hardly wait for in a year, Kirk and I will be able to go to the temple with ALL of our children.

I know that each of us have agency to choose the life we want to live...I am grateful that my family is eternal.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Elders in the mission field call their one year mark
"Hump Day"I can not believe it has already been a year since we took Derek to the
Mission Training Center (MTC)

I can only hope that the next 365 days goes as fast as the last 12 months!!!