Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas recap

This picture sums up there personalities... Elley is a sweet little princess and Parker is my wild and silly little man

I would say this is the best Christmas we have had yet!! It was so fun!! We started so many new traditions as a family this year.. and I can't wait to try them out again next year!! I am so glad I got everything done for Christmas in early December .. it was so nice to spend so much time with my family - and not wrapping presents and shopping. If I said the kids got spoiled .. it would be the biggest understatement ever.. it will seriously take me weeks to find places for all there new stuff!! I am feeling pretty lucky to have such an awesome family!! I am very grateful for my mom .. we had such a great Christmas Eve with her.. we watched Christmas movies, drank some fun drinks, and had so much fun. And I could not ask for a better mother in law.. she always makes Christmas morning so special.. she is so giving and I am always blown away with all she does for us.

Elley's fav toy this year... her cool new Car- She freaked out the minute she saw this thing!!! She was so much fun this year..

Parkers fav toy this year.. his remote control Buzz!! He has got to be the best person to give gifts too.. he freaks out over everything- even underwear lol!! He is such a stud!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Giving Thanks.. a little late!!

Chels and Elley Belly!! They are both little princesses:)

I LOVE my little family!!! We had a good day and lots of yummy yummy food!!!

I cant get enough of this girl.. she is my bestie :) Love her more then words!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

One Cool Halloween

We had a blast this year!!! We had a little halloween party for the kids- we ate pizza mummies, carmel apples and drank swap juice. Spooky huh? ;)
Then we took the kids trick or treating!!

This little stinker would not eat anything I made.. but she chowed down on this twinkie she scored in her candy bucket....

Me and my girls!! I love my family!!!

Look at my gorgeous sister.. I am going to have to steal all her make- up - she is too cute for her own good!!!

My loves.. Elley was a cute little kitty cat and Parker was a sneaky ninja!! Man I love them!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So I was driving home from work today when it hit me that I would be dropping my son off for his first day at school tomorrow. I sobbed pretty hard for 30 minutes thinking about how big he has gotten. I was remembering the day he was born and how I felt when I first laid my eyes on him. There are not words to describe that moment. I was so scared when i found out that I was pregnant with him - I was 21 but so not ready to raise another human being .. I couldn't even take care of myself. But he honestly saved my life.. it scares me to think of where I may have been had someone not trusted me to take care of him. I had no idea what I was doing..and there are a lot of things I wish I would have done differently . I am a much better mother to Elley now then I was to Parker at her age. Thanks for being patient with me while I figured it out Park you are my best friend and I love you so much!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Some fun Lake Powell Pictures....

Soaking up some much needed sun.. I love my little family!!!

Could you just die over this sweet little face? I can't stand how cute and sweet she is....

I Would love to tell you that we had so much fun on this kyak but Parker absolutely hated it and cried the whole time... I thought it was a blast and an awesome work out!!!

Elley was so fun at Lake Powell she always wanted to be in the water.. she is our little fish...

Parker was our sand man.. he was all about digging mini swimming pools and burying people!! We were super suprised and excited when his little cousin talked him into water skiing... he was a natural!!!!

more lake powell pics.....

Ryan set up a treasure hunt for the kids.. cutest idea ever and the kids loved it.. here is Park with the gold coins he found!!!

Elley's little friend.. she loved this little lizard!! Girls are not supposed to love lizards:)

Man I love this bum...

Lovin on my man;)

Chels is such a good aunt.. love her!!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Does it get any cooler then this....

I think NOT!!!! They are by far the coolest little people I know... but I could be a little biased!!! I love them so much .. and silly little moments like these make me SUPER glad to be there mom!!!
We have had so much going on the last couple of months... it has been nice to enjoy some down time with the kids and go to the Aquarium, The Zoo and tomorrow we are all so excited for the Supercross!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

brantley boo turns two

Oh what do we say about our sweet little Boo!! She is seriously the funnest kid ever. Don't get me wrong I love my kids and think they are pretty dang fun - but this little munchkin beats them all. She is so sweet and has the cutest personality. I told her "Brantley your party is so fun" and she said" Linny - party is mine not yours and Elley can't play it's mine" They are very competitive and every time we come to visit Brantley walks Elley through the house and says" No Elley you can't touch that , That's Boo's not Elley's" She seriously spends the first ten minutes we are there reminding us that we better not touch her stuff. Lol!! But she gives the best hugs and kisses. I never knew it would be so awesome to be an Aunt- but when she calls me and says "Hi, Aunt Linny!" it is a whole other level of love I didn't know I had!! We are so lucky to have her - even if she is a little Diva!
I am sad that most of these are blurry - of course I forgot my camera so I used my I phone but didn't clean off the lense obviously.

She is always making us laugh - she had to put on everything she got as she opened the presents. She is quite the show off and will do just about anything to be the center of attention.
And just in case you can't tell by her crazy outfit she is obsessed with Abby Cadabby!

The pink chair is the gift I made her - it has turned out to be her new favorite thing. She would not get off of it until we had to leave. I need to make a few more and a table to go with it so they have a place to color and have tea parties. But the chairs are so cool because they have storage underneath for all of there crayons and coloring books.

Here is another present from her mom - Mr.Fishy!! This fish has had several near death experiences- poor thing. The girls like to pull the tank right up to the edge so they can both look inside and smoosh there faces up against the glass. This thing does not stand a chance!!

Thanks Boo Boo for choosing us to be your family - we love you so much and we are super excited for our sleep over this weekend!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My HEROS.....

Well I think it is safe to say we are all feeling better and back to normal.. well nothing is ever really normal around here, lets be honest :)

Hope this makes you smile :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Our baby is 2!!!!

She is growing up so fast. Yesterday I was laying in bed with her watching The Little Mermaid and I started singing Kiss the Girl - who doesn't love that song- and she covered my mouth and said "shut up mom" and then plugged her ears!! She is a stinker for sure!!!
She can count to 10 all by herself!! She is obsessed with Elmo and Toy Story. She carries her buzz and woody everywhere with her. She loves spicy food- so her fathers daughter!! She loves her brother and copies every word he says - he is not so happy about that idea but he loves to teach her new things. She is the biggest tomboy - she loves riding on the "cycle and 4 teely" (motorcycle and 4-wheeler)- she will be so fun to take camping this summer. She is the sweetest little princess and follows her mom around everywhere.She amazes me everyday - and makes me so proud to be her mommy!! We love you so so much Elley Belly!!!


Chels helped me make some Elmo cupcakes!!!


She would not let me take a picture with her unless Woody could come too!!!

We took the kids to chuck e cheese on her birthday - I love this place!! I was sad we had to leave!!!Here is Park on his Jungle Safari!!!!
Elley getting ready for her Horsey ride- she freaked out as soon as it started moving!!


My two favorite girls!! Boo will be 2 soon - these two are trouble !!

We had a small family party that night - we usually have these HUGE birthday parties but our lifes have been a little crazy lately so we opted for something with a little less work this time! We will save the big crazy party for Parker's 6th birthday(let's not even talk about my little man turning 6 :( )

Blowing out the candles- what a big girl... she got super shy when everyone started singing to her, I love that she is shy - more hugs for me!!!
Grandma and Grandpa!! We love you guys !!
This girl loves opening presents!!

So does this girl... she thinks she is pretty dang sneaky trying to steal all the presents!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010


I can't believe my little sister is 21!! Everyone is getting do old - I wish time would just slow down!! That's not so much to ask is it?
We had a super fun night - me and my mom made a taco/nacho bar and made margaritas!! It was nice to just hang out with my brothers and sisters with out a million crazy things going on!!

Chance and Kenna made balloon animals- well more like tried!! This is the special hat they came up with after everything else fell apart:) Gotta give them credit for trying - right!!

What can you say about this crazy girl - she loves to dress up!! This is the tutu I made her - Elley refuses to wear hers, so I am glad to see this one gets some good use!! She is such a stinker - I love her so much!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Fashion Police!!!

I can hear the sirens .... if this is not a fashion crime then what is? Lol!! I guess anything works when you have a face like that!!!

My man!!! He is my best buddy - I love him beyond words!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ready for Summer....

Look at these silly kids... they do everything together. They put there sunglasses on and Parker taught Elley to say - "Hey dude"!! Then he told me to come find him when it got warm outside so he could go play in the water - I had to break the bad news that it would be awhile before that would happen. They keep me laughing!! Am I lucky or what?!!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Our first piece of hand made furniture ... finally finished

I can't believe its done!! I am so excited about this... I made it for my Aunt and I hope she likes it!! It did not take Chance and I very long to build it - only about 2 hours of work. The plans for this table were so easy to follow and I can't wait to get started on the mile long list I have for other furniture projects!!

Once it was finished I caulked all the edges with smooth paintable caulk and then painted it. I distressed the edges and then rubbed stain over the sanded areas. It still needs a couple of coats of poly so it won't scratch and it won't look dull. But I couldn't wait to post the pictures!! What do you think Aunt Julie?