Wednesday, December 24, 2008


This year, much thanks to my parents, we took our kids to Disneyland for Christmas. We had SO much fun and so did the kids with their cousins. My older brother Jason and his family and my little sister Ashley and her fam and my parents. The only ones who were missing was my big bro Chris and all his, we missed you guys!!! Anyways it was the best time. I thought that I would post a few pictures, my camera was not working so well, I would take a few pictures then my batteries would die so I am waiting for my mom and sisters to send me some that they took.

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James, Paige and Sadie waiting to walk over to the Park.

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Cody after a long day

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She was the only one that he would stand next to, every other character mad him freak out, what a ladies man. (I think JC liked her too.)

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We were waiting for the Pixar Parade in California Adventure it was a really neat one. Doree came up and gave Jordyn a hug.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Birthday my BIG girl

I am so proud of My Sadie Belle! She has grown into such a wonderful little lady. Sadie was born December 15, 2001 8 weeks premature. She weighed in at 4 lbs 3 oz and dropped down to 3 10. She was such a little fighter. Her immune system was under developed and had a blood transfusion but only had to stay in the hospital 3 weeks before I could bring her home. She was such a good baby and slept through the night as soon as the doctors told me that I did not have to wake her every 3 hours to feed her. scan0001


Sadie is so full of life and is bursting at the seems with personality! She has always been super silly and loves to pretend but this picture is one of her calm moments She was about 1 in this picture


This next picture is a Val's house this was Sadie's favorite thing to wear like I said she was big into dress up and pretend, in fact the first 6 months or more we lived in St. Johns Sadie could be found on any given day in a princess costume, she was almost 2 here.


This picture is of her 3rd Birthday


Here she is now, 7 years old, like is said she is such a little lady. She makes me smile (and about pull my hair out) every day and I am so thankful she was sent to me! I love you so much Sis!

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Sunday, December 7, 2008


Hey everyone, these are some stockings I made. I took a ton of them to a craft fair and sold them for $30 a piece, but I  have 12 left, If anyone is interested in buying them I will sell them for $20 a piece, they are made out of Wranglers, these are just 2. I have them in different fabric.  They are 16" long and 91/2" wide across the top and from the heal to toe they are 13"

So spread the word, I would love to get rid of them before I go out town on Friday Thanks everyone. Oh yeah I will mail them out if I need to.


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Thursday, December 4, 2008

My little Helper

Cody loves to help in the kitchen lately, any time he hears me cooking he wants to help stir so I usually give my a plastic bowl with a tiny bit of flour in it and let him stir. Well he decided to get his own...

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I couldn't get upset he looked too cute! Oh notice that his shoes are on the wrong feet, he has learned to put them on himself since he has such a shoe fetish.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

We LOVE Aunt Marybeth!!!!

Dear Aunt Marybeth thank you for these scarfs, they are comfy and they keep me warm at school. I love to dance with mine and pretend magic with it. Thank you so much I really like them! Love Sadie

Aunt Airebes I love you because you gave me my scarf. I love you SO much and I love Uncle Scott that he made it too. Love Jordyn

These are their words.

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Dancing Queens

I totally forgot about this video I took of the girls, I took it while my computer was down so I thought that I would post it now. This is Jordyn's favorite song ever she knows every single word. Check out the gum chewing it is to funny.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Well I am back...I have not had a computer forever and it has been awful! So here are some update pictures of the kids from the last month that are kinda a bunch of nothing but here they are anyway's.




Cody is such a Daddy's boy! He loves to go and be with him whenever he can.


Playing in the leaves at Grandad's house

One of the kids favorite things is when JC brings home his saddle to oil and clean so that they can play on it





Asia came over and spent Halloween with us. We started by carving pumpkins while Cody was down for his nap, I figured that it would be much easier this way. The girls all drew on a piece of paper how they wanted there pumpkins to look then the cleaned them out and I carved, the best I could. Here they all are, they had so much fun. Once they were finished Sadie and Asia pretended they were chefs and played with the seeds and goo for over an hour and made a huge mess.




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Sadie, Jordyn and Asia

After that my brother and sister and thier families came out. After we all got done eating pizza we were just hanging out and here comes my little sister walking out side looking like this


then we all got the kids ready and went Trick or Treating


Jordyn the witch, Batman Cody and Ninja Sadie

They all had tons of fun!

JoJo's Birthday

Well its official she's all grown up...Jordyn turned 4. She is so excited about being "BIG". We were in the valley at my mom's for her birthday so we asked Jordyn what she wanted to do for her day and she told us that she wanted to go to the zoo, so that is what we did. Heather, Millie, Matt and Chase all went with us. We really did not see that much it seems but we were there for 3 hours I think and after that much time the kids were tired, I did not get that many pictures but here are a few.


Sadie, Cody, Chase and Jojo in a cave


Heather and JC eating lunch


Cody on cactus slide


This was Sadie's favorite part of the zoo, she found this goat in the petting zoo that just layed there and she felt sorry for it so she stayed by it the whole time we were in there.


at the playground he loved this kangaroo

After we went to the zoo we had a party for Jordyn at my parents house My sister Ashley and my brother Chris and there families and Heather and Millie came. She wanted a Rainbow birthday so that's what she got.


Sadie, Jordyn, Zach Whats that you ask...Where did I get that cute cake? I made it!


Jordyn and Nick opening her presents they had so much fun together!

Monday, November 3, 2008

I know I know it has been forever but my computer crashed on me and I sent it to the valley to be fixed I will have it back this next weekend so I will post something then and catch everyone up to speed!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sooo Yummy!

Kay I have been wanting to make caramel apples for a while now but you can't get the little square caramels in this town anywhere so I thought that I was going to have to do it all from scratch, yuck! Then I stumbled across the Werthers web site and I made these oh so yummy little things. Here is the web site for the recipe. I doubled it to make about 11 med. sized apples and I got toffee bits and sprinkled over them after I drizzled chocolate.

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Sorry the picture is a little blurry

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chase the Cure!!


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My little sister Ashley is the BEST ever she is the most kind, giving, creative, happy to help anyone person you will ever meet, not to mention a FANTASTIC mom! Ashley has been blessed with a special little boy named Chase who you read about here. She also has a sweet baby girl named Jess.


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Ashley and Matt are participating in a "Zoo Walk" for Autism, Ashley has the info on her blog if anyone would like to donate or be a part of it! You can click here I am going to try and make it down but am not sure if I will be able to it sounds fun. If you walk you and your kids can stay and go through the whole zoo. Thanks everyone if you want to pass this along to anyone that you think might be interested please do.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The writings on the BED

I know it seems like I have been blogging only about Jordyn lately but she is the one who has been most interesting (I guess that is the right word) in the family so this is the latest. I walked in the kids room and could smell permanent marker very strongly, but no Jordyn. I asked Sadie where she was and she pointed under the bed, which is never a good sign. I got her out and asked if she used the marker and she quickly shook her head no. By this I knew she used it and used it in a way she should be in trouble for. Finally I got it out of her where it was used and then very proudly she told me "see mom it is my bed and now it says J-O-R-D-Y-N." then she got to spend some good time on time out.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

First Day of School!!

Today was Jordyn's first day at her Pre-School. She was SO excited and wanted me to keep taking pictures and video for Grandma (that girl loves the camera). She was excited the entire way there and was bouncing around in the car and singing and giggling the whole time, then we arrived... She hung on to my leg and did not want to go. Mind you she know her teacher very well and had a couple of good friends in there with her. That is true Jordyn style though!

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When I went back to pick her up she was as happy as a clam. The lesson to day was farm aminals in honor of the Fair this weekend so they sang and talked about animal and sat "criss-cross-applesauce" while they did. They also "made a paper" about animal with 2 legs and 4 legs. she did great and told me " I will not have a hard time next time I go"

Friday, September 5, 2008

Put The Lime in the Coconut...

I think this is so funny especially cause Jordyn will not do this kind of stuff for people, little does she know...

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Cody had to go back in to the hospital yesterday to put tubes back into his ears. it was a real simple procedure it took about 7-10 minutes for the surgery and 20 in recovery. He was mad about the whole thing though.

We had to be to the hospital by 6am which ment leaving our house by about 5 so we could stop and get some gas. Cody could not have anything to eat or drink so he was not thrilled by the time we arrived. A very nice old man walked us back to the room and tried giving Cody a teddy bear but Cody punched it out of the mans hands an screamed at him. He would not let anybody near him, which made getting his vitals fun.. He was ticked when they put on his hospital bands, infact when he woke up that was the first thing he wanted, was them off.

He was fine once we left the hospital and fed him some breakfast and apple juice. When we got home he was sleepy and took a long nap and now he is as good as new.

This is the only picture I got of him. He refused to wear the cute little gown they gave him so he was naked the whole time.

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Sunday, August 31, 2008

More Reptiles

The other day Sadie came running across the street telling JC and I "You guys gotta come see the snake Little Harvey has" I walked back over with her and Jordyn to find Little Harvey in the back of the truck holding a snake. Sadie was scared to death, much to Little Harv's delight, of it right at first but soon got over her fears enough to carry it back to our house to show Cody and Dad.

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Cody thought that it was the best thing ever, the poor snake kept getting squished but never bit or even acted like it cared. Jordyn would not have a thing to do with it. Thanks Harvey for sharing your snake with us!!