Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Basketball boy...

Stets made the freshman basketball team this year and it has been a riot to go watch him play. Althought it is way fun to see him make a shot or stuff someone or grab a steel, what is more fun for me is to see the way he acts with his team mates and how he deals with frustration.... im so happy that he is mentally on the court "with" his team. And realizes that even though he really really loves the game, and that a win is always best, that it is just a game. I need to take some lessons from him cause sometimes i forget that it is just a game and i get all caught up in the yelling and cussing.
I especially have a hard time when he is getting some elbows thrown at him i just wanna go punch some kids.....see im getting all caught up right now :) Stets always tells me "Mom you just need to calm down" and then i get the big bear hug he always has for me. What a great young man he is turning into. Love ya bud!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010


What a riot!!! never really tried a "photo shoot" before, I had a riot, Brandi on the other hand, didn't. O well some times you have to just suck it up and take one for the team....... No, she was a good sport about it, and i do think she had a little fun even though she wouldnt admit it!!!

Boo's photos

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Photo shoot,

I had a great time trying my hand at some photography!!! HAHA what a riot!!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Beautiful Sunset!!!

WOW!!! This was an amazing view from my porch the other night. And it never lasts long enough, but i did run and get the camera. It was too beautiful not to catch on film, or card, or whatever you say now a days.....
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Getting into their work....

piggies testing the thickness of his rubber boots....

My kind of pig, put your whole body in there!!!!!

Piggies biting Rugers feet saying "This little boy went to school, this little boy stayed home, this little boy likes beef jerky, this little boy had none, and this little boy cried waaa waaaa waaa all the way home!"
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Well, I think he actually had a great time on his Birthday this yr. He has been working pretty hard for a few yrs now trying to get some pigs that he likes, lots of liters and lots of fun and I think he is pretty good at raising them. This yr we finally got quite a few babies that we could sell to some 4-H kids so we had a little sale on a Saturday which ended up falling on his birthday, so the kids and i decorated the pig pens with balloons and this banner. His mom brought over some birthday cake and punch to serve to the kids comeing to get their pigs. It was a great time, he was a little embarrassed at first but ended up enjoying the day.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I came home from work and when I went into my room I found this on my desk!!! WOW, instant tears!! They did it all on their own, just because. .............I simply can't find the words to describe what this means to me. I have absolutely fantastic kids!! They are not perfect, but I know they know their Savior and their Father in Heaven, and he knows them. He knows their dreams, their fears, their hearts, their intentions, their sorrows, their loves, and their destinies. After all, they are HIS children, he does know them better than me, and I thank Him every day for giving me time on this earth to be their mom. I just hope that I can help them on their journey to become all that He knows they can be.
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Monday, April 12, 2010

19 yrs...

Well we have made it 19 years!! I am looking forward to the next 19!! I really should have put a pic of our wedding day on here but I really like this one. It was a Girls Choice dance at High School my Jr year and Joe was going over to Utah State. He was such a trooper to come back to high school to take me. I love you Joe!
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Monday, March 29, 2010

Brandi's Prom

these two are pretty good buddies!
cute huh?

I never realized how much they look alike!

Dad kinda had a hard time watching his only little girl walk out the door to her prom!

yeah, theses boys really do love their sister despite the way they act!!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Something I think about alot!!

I'm not sure where i heard this but i sure have thought about it alot, life is 10% action and 90% reaction. The more I think about it the more it seems to be true.
No matter where we go or what we do we are chooseing the way we act or react. And more times than not what we do effects someone else. Then it is their choice on how to act or react.
We can think we are doing the nicest thing for someone and depending on how they choose to react towards what we have done can, in their eyes, make it nice or nosey or inconsiderate or silly or a number of things.
I know for myself that I do it backwards most of the time, I assume what all the reaction "could" be and it keeps me from doing the action. This is a hard thing to change, i keep telling myself that if i do something with good intention it will be ok because i can not control the reaction that will come from it.
Anyway a little deep but I just wanted to share......

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentines Day!!!!

Ok so V-day, is to me like Christmas is to some!!! I love it!!!! 10 days to go... I love you Joe!!! and I love loveing you too!!!

Happy Vlaentines day peeps!!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Not ready for....

My boy to be involved in high school athletics, so much politics involved, and i'm so non political :( Because like it or not, it is full of it. It always has been and it always will be. Its hard to see kids, give it their all, and because of a last name or who knows who, determines their playing time and position. It really doesn't matter unless they are extremely talented. Here and there you get a great coach who coaches for the kids, wants them to become better people. Wants them to be successful on the field (court) and off. Its few and far between, and maybe he will be able to have an experience like that, who knows. I just had to vent, write it down, get it out. Im good now, leave your comments about how you feel, I would love you to share....

Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Year

Wow, 2010. I remember being little and thinking - if i live to the yr 2000 im gonna be old-Funny how the preception of time changes as we get older. I have been so blessed with health through the years, this past year my life has been touched by those who haven't been as fortunate as me. I wonder, what would I do if I were told that I only had months to live. Several things go through my brain, spend as much time as i can with my hubby and kids, make the best of those moments by creating peace, not focusing on all the world has to offer, play card games with my kids even if they thought it was corny, i would be in a picture or two, because after all, they know whats on the inside and to heck with the outside, i would give them a record of my smile. I would tape myself singing what i sang to them everytime i rocked them so their kids could hear. needless to say, there is alot i would do. My next thought, why wait? Why should it take someone giving me a time limit to do these things with and for my family? DO TODAY WHAT YOU WANT TO SPEND ETERNITY REMEMBERING!!! Im gonna work on this this year.......