Tuesday, December 14, 2010


So I have been thinking that I am not going to send out a Christmas letter this year. I don't have time to make Christmas cards this year so I was thinking of going the easy route and ordering picture cards and sending them. I know it is kind of lame but I don't have the time. Plus, the important people read my blog so they would know what is going on in our lives. What are you guys doing? Are you sending a Christmas letter in your cards updating everyone on the happenings in your families? Let me know if you would like a Christmas letter or if I should just put everything on the blog. We have had quite a few things happen in the last couple of months. Give me your feedback, the few of you who actually read my blog.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I love this time of the year, especially when there isn't a lot of snow. We are grateful that is has been warm since we still don't have our radiant heat hooked up. We hope this weekend we will have it all hooked up and working. Then it can snow all it wants, well maybe not all it wants. I hope to get some pictures up as soon as I can get all my family together at the same time. As the kids are getting older it is harder to get everyone together. We need a new family picture anyway. Hope you are all ready for Christmas.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving Holiday. We are excited to be going to visit my parents in Phoenix. We need a little break from the building on the house. Or I need a break. We are all excited to get to some warmer weather, as we woke up today to some snow. It wasn't too much but some. I actually was surprised that I liked seeing the snow. It means that winter is really here and Christmas is right around the corner. Hopefully we will get some new family pictures while we are in Phoenix. We need one really badly.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I am back

Yes, I have the internet again. Yeah!!!!Hopefully I will be able to blog regularly. I am still really busy so don't hold me to it. I just had to share this good news with you all (the few of you who might care).

Monday, July 19, 2010

Anything else?

So we are selling our house, hopefully closing on August 15th. We will be moved in to our new house by August 31st, whether it is completely done or not. I have a freshman starting school in August and we are not sure yet which High School he is going to attend. And now I get called to be the Primary President. I always wanted to be that but not now. Too bad we can't pick when we get these callings. Well obviously Heavenly Father knows I can handle this. Now I just need to believe it. I am getting sad that the summer is almost over and my kids will have to go back to school. I think they are getting excited to start again. They miss their friends. Hope you all are having a great summer.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


I am so glad summer is finally here and we are in the full swing of things. I thought it would slow down but NO I was wrong. But we are getting to do the one thing the kids love to do all summer, and that is swim 3 times a week. YEAH! Parker is helping a lot around the house, he has helped hang quite a bit of drywall with me. And we have TONS more to hang! He is hoping to start golfing as soon as we figure out which High School he is going to attend next year!?! Caleb is the busy one, as usual. He goes to gymnastics 4 times a week from 9am-1:30pm. We pick him up and then we all go swimming until about 4pm. Then he has baseball practice, as he made the All-Stars team for East Mountain Little League. He will be a level 7 gymnast this season and he is excited. He has a new coach and he works out with all the older boys, which he loves, and all the boys really like him. Kailei is busy playing with friends and she constantly gets asked to spend the night. I don't know if she goes to get away from cleaning the house or if she just has so many friends that want her to stay over. Payton and Presley just go along for the ride. They both are little fish in the water. I love that my kids can all swim and they all love the water. We are enjoying the sun and hot days here especially when we can swim.
We have made lots of progress on our house. We are hoping that we can be in at the end of summer. We had a very productive week last week. We hung a whole wall 19 sheets of drywall and we installed 4 - 5' by 5' windows. It is looking really good. We have passed all the inspections so far so we are getting ready to hook up the electric to the house so that we don't have to run extension cords all over the house. Won't that be great! We are having a great summer!

Saturday, April 24, 2010


We surprised my mother for her 60th birthday this weekend. We drove Wednesday night and got to my parents at 1:00 AM! We snuck into the house really quiet as to not wake up my mother. My dad and brother knew we were coming so it wasn't a total surprise to them. The next morning, Thursday, was my mother's birthday. She came downstairs and didn't see my children on the couch and they went up to her and gave her a big hug. Scared her a little bit but she was so surprised. Then on friday my brother, John, and his daughter Naomi flew in from San Francisco. I told my mom we needed to get my friend Katie from the airport. She was so shocked to see my brother standing on the curb. It was such a great surprise! Then to top it off we had a surprise party for her Friday night. It has been a great weekend. The cousins have played together and we have gone swimming, even though the pool is a little CHILLY! Home tomorrow to get back into the busy routine we have.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Where has time gone?

So I thought I posted a message and then I realized I didn't get around to it. So here is an update on the family, for those of you that read my blog. We are all doing well staying busy as usual.
Starting with Parker, he had a chance to go and tour the high school yesterday. Yikes, I can't believe that is next year already. He is really excited to be going to Moriarty High School! I am glad because I still don't like the Pintos....Green and black are not my favorite colors. He is trying out for the baseball team next week. He also thinks he wants to run track and possibly play golf at the high school. We will see what happens. He is still doing scouting stuff and he just received his 1st class rank and will be a star in 4 months. He already could be a star but they require you be a 1st class for 4 months. He is playing basketball on the church team and the team isn't very good but they have fun.
Caleb is still participating in gymnastics and is doing very well this year. His last meet in Las Cruces he took 3rd overall for his age. He has his state meet in March and looking forward to that. He also was honored at school with a Gold Honor Roll member. That is the highest recognition they give for honor roll. They had an assembly at his school for all the 3rd to 6th graders that had accomplished this recognition. We are so proud of Caleb's accomplishments at school.
Kailei is doing well in school also. She has made so many friends that we hardly ever see her on the weekends because she always wants to spend the night at her friends house. She really wants to be in Jazz and Ballet but I need to find time when we can get her in that. It always seems to be when we have other activities going on.
Payton is still loving school. She has lost 3 teeth so far and has 2 more that are loose. She is the worst when it comes to loosing teeth. She is also doing very well in school but she can be a little too social sometimes.
Presley really wants to start school so I am looking at getting her into pre-school next year for something to do. She loves being home without any kids. She plays so well by herself that when the kids get home from school she usually is always screaming at someone for bothering her. She is such a good girl and spends lots of time in the car with me travelling to and from the other kids activities.
Joe and I are staying busy as usually. We hope to be in OUR house before the summer so we are working hard at that, in our free time, which seems to be not very much. I will try and post pictures as soon as I can upload them.