Monday, November 24, 2008

Picture Update!!!

My cousin Addie finally came home from her mission. She served in Palmyra, N.Y. It was such a blessing to have a family member out on a mission and we've been even more blessed to have her home safely. Just from her homecoming talk I know that she was such a good missionary and was able to share her testimony with so many. It's been a blast having her home.
Here's a picture with her and my dad!!!
Playing in the leaves!!!

After my cousins' homecoming!!!

TWILIGHT!!! The boys were making fun of the excitement of TWILIGHT. They were so good to take Missy and me to go see it. It was a fun night and full of laughs!

A little bit of randomness!!! Bentley is loving that he's walking. He's all over the place!!!

I finally got my burp cloths done. I was excited. They're not the cutest but I was excited because I've always wanted to make them! I even embroidered names on them!!!

Halloween: Ella was hilarious this year. She decided months ago that she was going to be Cinderella. Anytime you asked was "Cinderella, Cinderella, I'm going to be Cinderella". As you can see...TINKERBELL!!! Bentley was a sock monkey. The night of Halloween we went to our ward's and our old ward's trunk-or-treat. Ella had a blast hanging out with her friend Kenzie.

Our trip to the pumpkin patch!!! Ella was in love when she saw that there were ponies there!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My 100 Things...

I totally got this from Brook and what can I say...I was totally inspired!!! The things that I've done are in RED!!!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band---I sang back up in one...I'm counting it!!!
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class--I've always wanted to do this!!!
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Book of Mormon or Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Really...I have been inspired. I look at the things I've done and feel like I've had so many accomplishments. And then I see the things I have yet to do and can't wait for the future. I've got huge adventures to look forward too!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


So I sit down to post and guess what? battery is dead in my camera! Imagine that!!! Let me think of some things that have been going on. Cason and I have been playing on an indoor soccer team which has been a blast. We got a few pictures but once again, no camera. Bentley started walking on the day he turned 10 months. Last week we went to pumpkin patch with the Mechams. Unfortunately, the one we went to was more of a carnival. Luckily they spent most of their time in the hay maze so that was nice. I am loving that right now I am on track break. I'm sure I'll miss a few things but here is my list of to-do's!!!
  • organize closets
  • finish the burp cloths I've been working on for 8 bad the babies I made them for will probably not need them now but it's the thought that counts!!!
  • turn the downstairs room into a guest bedroom
  • Find furniture for Ella's room
  • sign Ella up for some kind of dance class...any ideas?
  • make some math centers for school
  • have a garage sale
  • get most of my Christmas Shopping done
  • decorate for the holidays
  • spend $$ at my favorite craft botique of the year!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008


October---2 DISNEYLAND TRIPS!!! We have been lucky enough to go to Disneyland and California Adventure twice this month. I'm not good with remembering everything that we for our second trip you'll have to check out The Mecham's. Missy did a good job at documenting each day!!! We had a blast on both trips and can't wait to go again. So instead of are some pics!!!

September 22nd Happy Birthday Cason!!!
For Cason's birthday this year, Cason turned the big 27. I suprised Cason with Indoor Skydiving and chocolate covered strawberries at work. Clay was in town so he was able to do it with him while me and the kids watched. (Should I say...screamed!!! Ella thought Cason was getting hurt.) We had a small family dinner over at my parents' house and I made him a homemade cake that looked disgusting but tasted pretty good.

My parents' with their grandbabies!!!

September 19th-20th For the past couple of years we have stayed at The Stewart's Cabin for a nice weekend getaway! This year was no different. It's fun to see the cabin become fuller and fuller with more kids and spouses. Ella was in heaven because she had Erica to play with. As you can see we had a total blast!!! Thank you again Mark and Aubrey!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

September 15th

September 15th marked my parents 35th Wedding anniversary!!! Congratulations!!! I am so greatful for you guys and all the sacrifices that you have made for us girls growing up and now for us and our families. You guys do so much for us and we really appreciate having you so close. You have much such great examples for us. Thanks for loving each other and of course....bringing us into the world!!!

We took them to Maggiano's to help them celebrate.

Also on the 15th was Cason's Grandma Denis' birthday. So we took some flowers and a balloon to her graveside. I got the idea from a friend to do a crayon rubbing over her headstone. It was pretty neat because we got to talk to Ella about Grandma Denis and tell her some stories we remember.

My Birthday!!!

Last Tuesday was my birthday and I got the best wake up ever! At 4:30 Cason wakes me up by saying, "Happy Birthday! We're going to Disneyland!" It was great. He got my Aunt Peggy, Carli, and my mom to come and watch our kids throughout the day. Disneyland was the best. It's been a very long time since the both of us had been there and we still hadn't seen California Adventure! It was the perfect day. Unfortunately, I lost my camera on one of the rides and it has yet to be found...(don't worry I call the lost and found like everyday). So although you can't see my permagrin that I had all day...youll just have to imagine it...Luckily, I got a new one from my parents for my birthday! a coincidence?
Then on Sunday, my family did a dinner over at my mom's house and ate birthday cake!!! Here are those pictures!!!
Bentley got stuck under the table in a chair!!!