Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My goals for the new Year

It is probably silly that I am posting this but I am hoping if I write it down somewhere that I see often then I might actually follow through with some of these things. Feel free to help me and remind me if I stray :)

Ok I will begin with learning how to resolve conflict better instead of assuming the worst and throwing a fit, 9 times out of ten it turns out to be something small and not worth the time I take to worry about it. So bad at this one !!

I want to help make my home more peaceful... I am a very impatient person by default and I hate that the most about myself. So I will try to be more patient and help my children be more patient as well.

I want to take a family trip somewhere (other then Lake Powell) and teach our children something new about the world. It doesn't have to be somewhere fancy, just spend time focusing on what is important.

I need to learn how to be a better cook... I have no want for this- NONE!! I am envious of people who enjoy doing this because I know how important it is. I am hoping that maybe if I learned more about easy meals and healthy eating then I could learn to like it :)

I want to work more on saving money ... I want to build a house so bad, seriously it is all I think about . We are in the bad habit of just buying things we don't really need and not looking for the best deals on the things we buy.. so I am going to work really hard on this one !!! And SAVE,SAVE,SAVE!!!

and I want to TRY and stick to a work out routine... not doing so great at this one right now.

We had a really good year and I am hoping to make 2010 even better!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

A little bit of Christmas...

I wish I would have done a better job and took more pictures this year. Every time I went to grab my camera I could not find it?! So here are a few of the good ones I got!!
This year was so much fun - Elley was old enough to open all her own presents. She was a blast!! And Parker is so funny every present he gets makes him so excited - he screams and jumps up and down - even if he is just opening batteries for his new toys lol he makes you feel good about everything you give him :) We did several activities before Christmas that involved giving to others so I felt like they definetly deserved every present they got. Elley got her best friend Elmo - this kid is obsessed. And Parker got a million Transformers - he is in heaven!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Birthdays,FieldTrips, and Silly Babies

This kid always keeps me laughing!! He is a 5 year old inside a 15 year olds body -I can only imagine what I am in for when he becomes a teenager!! But I can wait - I love him so much and it breaks my heart that he is getting to big and too cool to slow dance with his Grandma:)

This little thing is the definition of stubborn - she refused to fall asleep in her bed because she didn't want to - she kept saying "no elley wont mom " so in protest she fell asleep in the chair :)

For my brothers birthday we went to Chilli's - our families favorite!!
This picture is so sweet - they love kissing each other!!

The Birthday Boy!! This is so cheesy - but I still remember when he was little and he would carry my moms purse around everywhere - he would dump everything out and put all his cars in it!! And I remember him stealing my eggs out of my basket on Easter and when I caught him he would smile and say Sorry Windsee, but when I set them down he was at it again! I remember sneaking into his room at night and sleeping on his floor when I was scared because I knew he would protect me!! And staying up until 3 in the morning listening to Enter Sandman by Metallica over and over and pretending to like the song because I loved spending time with him! And I love him very much!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Easy Christmas Craft

What you need :
2X3 cut to desired length - 2.00 at home depot or lowes
1X4 cut three at varying lengths - 5.00 at lowes or home depot
A wooden base - I used old wood I had in the garage(free :))
$1 store decorations- bulbs, garland, lights,bells ..everything looks cute on this thing!!

I painted the 2X3 and base black and sanded, then painted the 1X4 pieces white and hand painted the letters- you can use vinyl too , we made some more tonight and they were so much easier with vinyl!!
Stained everything .. and had the husband nail them all in place!! The star came from the wood connection in Sandy but the $1 store also has some super cute stars we used one tonight and it looked really cute!! Then just attach all your fun Christmas stuff -you really can't mess it up!!! It was so easy and so fun- and we all had a blast making them!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

We love the Hess's :)

We have been dying to see new baby Mayci!! Elley has been sick and we wanted to make sure whatever yuckiness she had was all gone before we malled there baby!! She is so sweet- and she fits in perfectly with there little family. I think she looks just like her big brother!

Look at these goobers - they are so silly together!! They copy each other and eventually ended up in just there diapers - Lincoln loves her so much he even wears her pants lol!! He is such a good big brother - Mayci is lucky to have him :) And could he be any more of a stud- look at that hair!!

I hope they will always be good friends!!

We hope we get to see more of these guys!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Are we lucky or what? I can't believe how cute these two are!!

To say that my Dad and Lisa are very much into Halloween would be an understatement!! My Dad sets up his haunted hay bail ride every year and takes the kids around to go trick or treating!! The babies loved going for rides!!

I made my Mom dress up with me- I thought it might help get her mind of stuff and help put her in a halloween mood!! We had such a fun day together!!

Kenna is so cute... she is so fun to spend time with. She helps so much with the girls... don't know what we would do without her!!

Parkeroni with his Dad and Jessica, Parker was supposed to be Wolverine we already had his costume and thought we were good to go!! But he has a deep obsession with Transformers - and when he saw this Optimus Prime costume it was all over with!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

One tough Mama.....

So my mom is truly amazing!! When I say truly I mean TRULY!!!! I am so proud of her - this run was so much more then just that - it was proof that she can do anything!!
Parker and Mckenna were little cheer leaders and Parker could not believe how strong his Grandma was!

It was one of the coolest things to watch her cross that finish line!!

Thanks mom for making this run about him!! It meant so much to Chance's family - they have been through so much lately and it was such a huge gift for her to love him so much to think about him while she ran !! Always thinking about everyone else!!
Thanks so much to everyone that came to support her - it meant a lot to all of us!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Our Family...

On memorial day we planned to go hike Tipanogas Cave .. well when we got there they were sold out of tours for the day .. so we went to Heber and planned to ride the train but we missed it by an hour :( But it was a fun day anyways!!






Friday, August 21, 2009

4 wheeling!!

Elley loves riding with Daddy!! He tries to sneak away to ride by himself and as soon as she hears that engine she is running to get on...
Parker has learned how to ride his bike with no training wheels - what a big boy!!
Our little tom boy.....

Parker is such a good driver - he goes over the jumps just like Chance and he loves to take Elley for rides to ....

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our summer adventures(tons of pictures)

We have spent most of our time this summer with Aunt Chelsey and Uncle Ryan!! They are so awesome- they love to play with the kids. Parker loves Ryan and wants to do everything he does. Ryan brought his Kayak(how do you spell that word?) to our house and showed Parker how to paddle around the pool!!
Aunt Chelsey tried to!! She is such a good sport!
Elley loves Chelsey - they are best friends!!
They have a really cool kid pool at there apartment, the kids love to swim there!!
Daddy and Elley
The sweetest little hug- what a good big brother!!
Hansen Family Reunion
Here is my Dad and his brother Jeff!! We rarely get to see him so it was so cool to hang out and catch up!!
This is my Grandpa Loyal- I love this man more then words can say!!
We went bowling for the reunion - Parker had a blast with his Uncle Eric and my brothers girlfriends little boy Carson!!
Chance set up the tent and let the kids play in it!! Chance and Parker slept in it all night but me and Elley opted out of that one!!
Campbell Family Reunion
We went out on the boat and the kids loved it!!
How cute is this girl!!! Brantley boo is such a stinker!!
My mom and Elley belly- she is such a good Grandma!!
Mommy and Elley - I love her so much!!
Parker driving the boat!!
On Monday we went up to the Dam. Look at this set- up!!
How sweet are these two?! They are little fishes - they love love love the water!!
Daddy and Elley !!!