Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Here is the translation for the video of Crazy Adalyn

Mom - What does Tanner say?
Adalyn - LITTLE FETCHA!!!!

Mom - What do you say?
Adalyn - SUCKA SUCKA!!!!!

Mom - What does panda say? (from Kung Fu Panda)
Adalyn - OOO OOO MY TENDAS!!!!! (tenders)

Mom - What else do you say?
Adalyn - FETCHA FETCHA!!!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Crazy Adalyn!

These are a few of the things Adalyn walks around saying. She won't always do it when asked to. After the video was over, I asked her who she says this stuff too. She said, "Tanner and the missionaries!!!" She cracks me up!

Monday, October 19, 2009

ALERT!!!! There's a giveaway!!!

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Here is a GIVEAWAY!!!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Way past due for an update!

I have been horrible this year about blogging! I guess I got sucked into Facebook and that is where all the pictures and updates end up.

Well...our biggest news for this year so far, would have to be that we are expecting a baby the beginning of January! I am now 24 weeks and feeling great! Some of you already know what went on this week but here goes anyway for the record.

I had an appointment with my midwife Monday, she said she would like me to get an ultrasound. Not necessarily because she thinks anything is wrong, but just to check and make sure everything is fine. I was a bit shocked to say the least! I talked it over with Evan and we decided that it would be fine and to just go ahead and do it. I made and appointment for Tuesday at 4:30. I called the ultrasound place that morning to ask how many people could come into the room. The lady told me nobody could! I was so mad and told her that was CRAP! This is supposed to be a family time where my husband and girls could see the baby with me! I was also going to see if Mom could come too. She put me on hold and when she came back she said the rooms are too small and they have liabilities because of the radiation, the girls can't go in, just mom and husband. I told her I would call back later and hung up. Um...Radiation??? How can that be safe for the baby??? I don't think she knew what she was talking about. I am pretty sure they don't use radiation.... how about sound waves...ultra sound???

I called Mary (my midwife) and cried, asked her if she knew of another place I could go. She said to just go and then get a 3D or 4D ultrasound at Arrowhead. I could barely talk and told her I wasn't doing all this for fun!. She said she knows and to just get it done. She said she and Nedra are working on a letter to this lab about how rude they are to all their clients. We hung up and I bawled for awhile.

Adalyn was getting a bit nervous and while she hugged me she told me, "Don't cry mommy! Be happy!!!" After crying for awhile, I remembered my conversation with the lady that schedule I called the lab back and asked for her. She came on and I couldn't control my emotions. She kept asking me questions, like are you having pain? no, are you okay? yeah, It took me awhile to get my emotions together to talk to her. I told her that yesterday when I called, I asked for a time in the afternoon that my KINDERGARTNER could come, now I am being told no one can be with me, This is NOT what I want!!! She was very sweet and put me on hold for awhile and came back, she said she couldn't get a hold of the tech I was scheduled to be with, but she talked to the manager and will try to get me the biggest room (she said they are all tiny) and Evan and the girls can be with me. YEA!

I was so relieved I sat here and cried some more! A few hours later I got a call from the lab saying they needed to reschedule because of a mix up with the scheduling of the tech at two different locations. REALLY!? Why was I not surprised??? I was actually fine with that and re-scheduled for today.

SO!!!! We went today Evan AND our girls!!! Everything and everyone was very nice! The baby is healthy, measurements were right on...few days later (Jan 7th) than the due date the midwife gave me (Jan 3rd), but I am late anyway so no biggie!

Here is what we saw........

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thinking ahead!!!

You really don't want to miss out
on getting a great deal on family photos
for those Christmas cards, do you???
I don't think so!
right away to claim your spot.
You will not be sorry!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Finally....some cooperation!

Look at my adorable Adalyn!!!
She finally decided to cooperate
so Claire could take some pictures of her.
Of course, it was during someone else's
photo shoot. {Thanks Shalise for being understanding
when the kiddos interrupted your picture time!}" also would have been nice if I had actually
washed her face and done her hair!!!

Thanks Claire!!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Have a newborn who is just the cutest baby ever?

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tartar Sauce!

My niece Kacie stayed with us for a couple of days last week. I have heard her and Ansley say, "Tartar Sauce!" before, but never really paid much attention. Kacie says that she learned it from iCarly. It is used in place of, "Dang!, darn!, etc... This visit! the little phrase was said many times! Even after Kacie left Ansley kept it alive. She has added her own little accent to it, which is actually kind of funny to hear her say "Tata sauce". It quickly became annoying to hear every time Ansley opened her mouth, but I guess it is growing on me and I have even said it a few times. The funniest thing is that Adalyn picked up on it right away! While she was eating lunch today she kept saying it. I had to grab the camera fast.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Since we didn't get around to making and sending
Christmas Cards out. I thought it would be fun
to send everyone we love a Valentine!
...if you are only seeing this on here,
and not in your mailbox...KNOW
that we LOVE you too!!!
Keepin' it REAL!!!
(THANKS a BILLION Claire!!!)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Listen To My Talented Nephew!

Tanner wrote a song and performed it at Youth Olympics! I wish I would have been back from Pima to hear it live. He sang it for us at Darla's the next night though. GREAT JOB TAN!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Story Time!

Last week, Evan and I were in the kitchen getting dinner together and we looked over and saw Adalyn sitting on Ansley's lap. Ansley was reading a book to her. I tried to get pictures and videos of that but it was too dark for the video and when I turned on the light the girls realized what I was doing and the battery kept dying. A little while later they were back at it, but reading to themselves, out loud!

Ansley didn't know I had taken this video until a few minutes ago. She came in to ask me something and I showed her. She seemed embarrassed at first and then we both started laughing!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Check US out!!!

Claire took pictures of us a few weeks ago.
Here are a handful

Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Year's Eve at the Cathcart's

We had a fun bringing in the New Year with family at Dennis and Carolyn's. The main entertainment for the night was Wii bowling! If you take a look at the score on the T.V....Evan was green, Ansley was pink and I am not sure which of the other colors Dennis and Tim were. The guys could not believe that Ansley was beating them!!!
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Random pictures from last week

One of my good friends from high school, Shelly, came to visit. She came from Ohio to visit her parents for Christmas. She had just found me on Facebook a few weeks ago. It was great to visit with her for a little while!
Amber, Sam and Addisyn came for another visit before they went back to Vegas. Mom came over and brought the quilt she had made for Addisyn. She did a great job on it. It really is beautiful!!!
Me, Addisyn, Mom and Aunt Starla
oh, and Ansley asleep on my lap
Mom's gift from Danette and I. A lady in Danette's ward in Vegas makes these family trees out of all of your family's names, birth dates and wedding dates.
My new table toppers, compliments of the Matthews family. I love it! I have stuff I still need to put on the wall. I will post it after I get that done.
We had Christmas with Kayl Saturday afternoon. We were able to have him here with us until Friday afternoon. We wish he was closer and could be with us a whole lot more!
The girls tried to help him as much as
possible. He had it under control though.
The other day I washed Adalyn's hands and face at the sink and then she said she wanted a drink. She did this for awhile and right after I took this she fell into the sink and bonked her head. She ended up with a really light bruise. Poor girl! My sister, Darla told us a couple of weeks ago that her friend had an entertainment center she wanted to get rid of. So Evan and I finally went and got it last week. While I was watching a movie with the kids the other day, Adalyn figured out that she fits just right!
And of coarse, Ansley had to try it out too!
I love having the movies behind closed doors again!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Later Christmas Day

We went to Dennis and Carolyn's for a late lunch. Nikki brought her drum set to play on. Everyone got a kick out of how well Adalyn and Ansley played the drums. I told them all that the girls learned by watching their cousin Tanner, an awesome drummer!

A close up of Adalyn's hair that I copied
from the Hair blog I like. I did Ansley's
too, but hers wasn't as curly. Still trying
to learn how to curl with the flat iron.

Anyone that goes to Lala's and is a
size 8 in shoes or smaller...
Just has to try on the new shoes
Nathan got from Georgia during
their white elephant party!

Grandma tried them on to!

Christmas Day

I made Ansley close her eyes,
walk out in front of the tree,
and then open!
The girls had fun opening gifts and
playing with them as they went.

Hams for the pit

Dennis and Carolyn wanted to have ham for Christmas along with Mom's roasted Turkey. They also had Carolyn's family party that next weekend. So they brought over 3 hams and we had one to cook just to eat!We got all the hams seasoned and wrapped in foil. The fire didn't get started until after we got home from Grandmas. So the coals weren't ready till 4 AM!!!

The girls finally went to bed after swinging around 11:30 pm. I finished wrapping a few things and then hung out with Evan. We finally got the foil wrapped hams in the wet burlap, put them down in the pit, closed it, and covered it with dirt by 4:20 AM! The girls woke us up at 8 AM! Evan took a nap later in the morning and I slept good the next night.

Getting ready for Santa

When we got home from Grandma's we had a surprise on our door step from Sarah and Jeremy. Thank you! There were two little baggies with oatmeal and glitter. The tag said,

"Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home."

The girls had fun sprinkleing it all
in the back yard
They both love to be pushed on the swings
Daddy loves to make Adalyn laugh