Monday, November 29, 2010


Now that Thanksgiving is over I'll update. Halloween was fun. We didn't have too much drama about what everyone wanted to dress up as. We actually saved some on costumes this year. Maddie wanted to use Gracie's from last year, and Cole waited until the day before to decide what he really wanted to be, so we got his at 50% off. Sweet!! We really wanted him to be Ralphie from The Christmas story. When you put black framed glasses on him he looks identical to the boy in that movie. It's SO hilarious. But he didn't think that was "COOL" enough and was embarrassed at our reaction I guess. lol Then he wanted to be a mummy so I bought this white ninja outfit and we were going to wrap rags around him but once he saw how "COOL" he looked he wanted to stay a ninja. :) Gracie wanted me to make her costume but thank heavens I found one on line that wasn't a bad price along with Ty's. As you can see we have a new Dog. Her name is Daisy and she is WONDERFUL with the kids. I think Ty thinks she is his younger sibling and the only reason we got her was for him to pick on. He squeezes her ears and squeezes her muzzle and lays on her and just irritates her and she just takes it. Sometimes she will whimper a little when he's gone too far. But other than that she will just get up and walk away. She's 6 years old and has always been an indoor dog. I'm not liking the hair clean up so we shall see.















The kids were able to go to their schools trunk or treat on Friday and then the church party on Saturday. Sheridan went to the ward party as George Costanza from Seinfeld and he looked GREAT/SCARY!!! He grew his hair out so I could buzz it super close to make it look like he was receding like George. Then he wore a dress shirt with a dress belt, jeans, tennis shoes and his nasty glasses. I don't know if very many people got it but we thought it was funny. lol



The following pictures are what my husband really looks like. lol Much Better!!!


If anyone knows my husband they know he is a HUGE college football fan. Now he doesn't necessarily have one favorite team it all depends who's playing who. Well he has freat friends here that LOVE "CAL" so I thought it would be fun to go to a game with them. It was Sheridan's suprise B-Day Present. My great friend Gretchen came early on a Sat to watch my kids all day and night so we could go. Thanks again Gretchen!!!

Sheridan had NO clue where we were going until we turned the corner to his buddies house. Then he figured it out. It ended up being a GREAT weekend with all of them.




These are our friends. Dan, Katy & Kelly. We went to dinner at the ESPN sports center and had a very eventful dinner there. LOL Thanks guys for helping me pull it off. It was a great weekend!!





Tuesday, October 05, 2010

We have been in our home for about a month now. YEAY!!! It's so very nice to have a place of our own again. (Not that we didn't enjoy living with family and everything they did for us.) :)



So a lot of you have been asking for pictures of the house. Well I wasn't going to take any until we were some what settled. We've been a little busy.... kids in a new school, new schedules, trying to get my booty to the gym, making sure I'm at the bus stop or home when Cole, Maddie and Gracie get home..... at 3 different times in the day. That's fun!! lol

And ..... Madeline was Baptized on Sept 25th. So sorry no one received an invitation or announcement.... I was a HUGE slacker. It was great having my parents and Sheridan's parents here. It was a REALLY nice visit with both of them. Too bad it got warm again that weekend. It had been nice and cool the whole week before and now it's nice and cool again. That's just how things go I guess.

We really have nothing to complain about. The kids go to a great school it's half the size of the one they went to when we lived here before. About 45o K-6th grade. We have a WONDERFUL ward and live on the best cul-de-sac and neighborhood! We have about 5 families in our ward in our neighborhood and in our cul-de-sac there are 9 kids our kids ages and they all get along great!! It's so nice for them to be able to go outside and have friends so close to play with.

So below are many pictures..... of Madeline's baptism and our new home. I will be posting an updated actually shoot of the kids next week. So keep posted.

One other thing, I HATE white walls but we have to live with them for now until we decide what we are going to do..... so please forgive them. :)


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View from Front Door.

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Office to the right of the front door.

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Part of the Front room opposite side of office

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Other half of Front Room as you can see we have no clue what to do and we had to leave all our book shelves in Lander so.... lol

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Family Room

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Kitchen

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The door to the left of the fridge is a walk in pantry that goes under the stairs then the next door to the leftt is the laundry which also has a big walk in linen/storage closet. To the left of the laundry is a 3/4 bath and across from the laundry room is Gracie's room. I did not take pictures because I thought they would bore you. LOL Plus her room wasn't clean. :)
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View looking at front door office is to the left.

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Stairs going up..

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Upstairs Hall Bath

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Hall Way to the M. Bedroom there are two bedrooms behind me in this picture Madeline's and the boys but again they were not clean. I told them if they wanted them posted they had to clean them. :)

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M. Bedroom

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M. Bath - No judging on cleanliness or lack of lol :)

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My only spot decorated for Halloween.

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Our lovely back yard that needs a LOT of TLC!

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And here was our first rain storm.... I think all the neighbors thought I was crazy to let them go out and play in the rain. LOL The kids loved it, it was pretty warm.

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I don't think Madeline realized the water was coming off the very dusty roof. mmmmm tasty!


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Well there ya have it. We love it and couldn't be happier. Knock on Wood!!!!

Love You All!!




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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Hello world, friends and family!

Most of you know that we have re-located. Those of you that didn’t know we are now in the Bakersfield Ca. area.

I’m so excited to get to know more people and to get into photography here!!!

I’m excited that fall is on the way!! I love Halloween……all the ghosts and goblins and all the other costumes that come out for halloween.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!