Monday, October 27, 2008

1st Horse Ride!

Zach & my dad took Brigette out on her very first horse ride (I can't believe she hasn't riden a horse before now!!) but she loved it! The only thing she didn't like was that her new boots kept sliding off!! She runs around now yelling 'Yeehaw ride em horsey'

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Mason pushing his pumpkin

Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend we went to Joseph City for my dads retirement party from the Fire Dept. On Friday my mom and me took Brigette, Austin, Hayden and Tanner to Snowflake to the pumpkin Patch. Brigette loved it. We went and did the little maze and she ran the whole thing. Of course Hayden knew pretty much all the answers, mr smarty pants!! Brigette than picked out the biggest pumpkin she could barely carry. Hayden ended up carrying her pumpkin for her. Afterwards we took them to get an icecream and went back to JC. Mason was asleep when we left so he didn't get to come, so Tanner insisted on bringing him back a pumpkin. Mason was so excited he put it in his wheelbarrow and wheeled it all over the yard. Overall it was pretty fun to watch the kids have such a great time!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Alicia tagged me!!

4 Random things I love about Zach:
1.He really isn't a cowboy, but I love how he looks in boots and jeans!! Yummy!!!
2.I love the way he talks to the baby in my tummy like she were here already!!!
3.I love the color of his eyes, kinda blueish, grayish, greenish, never seen any other like them!!!
4.I love his crazy, absolutly, way too loud laugh, that makes everyone else laugh!!!

4 Jobs I've had
1. Volunteer Firefighter
2. Safeway Courtesy Clerk, Checker, & Dairy Manager.
3. Navajo County Elections Worker
4. Teachers Aid, MOMD Classroom

4 Movies I have seen more than once
1.One Fine Day
2.My Fair Lady
3.Count of Monte Cristo
4.Lord of the Rings

4 Tv Shows I watch
1. CSI Vegas
2. Two and a half men
3. Spongebob Square Pants, Brigette's favorite:(
4. Still Standing

4 Places I've Been
1. Paris, France (really want to go back...such neat things to see, this time no working, just a tourist!!)
2. Navoo, Ill. So beautiful and so much cool church history!
3. Hawaii (Brigette loved it)
4. Mexico (on a cruise with Zach's family, soo much fun!!)

4 places I've lived
1. Joseph City (love my hometown!)
2. North Phoenix
3. In a 5th wheel in Williams
4. In a tiny cabin in Williams!!! (love it!!!)

4 Favorite Foods
1. (Like Alicia) I absolutly LOVE cookies!!! Any kind!!! Could eat them for every meal!!!
2. Biscuits and Gravy ( I love Zachs dads, so spicy and delicious!!!)
3. Navajo Tacos (Homemade!!!)
4. Chimichungas (homemade!!! of course!!)

4 Places I'd Like to Visit
1. Alaska with Zach, he is dying to go back ever since his mission.
2. East Coast, visit more church sites, and see everything!!
3. Ireland... castles!!
4. Anywhere else in Europe!!!

4 People I tag
1. My mommy dearest
2. My big sis Jessica
3. Danielle (to get to know her better)
4. Traci (I know this is cheating but both the Traci's I love, Marcuses and Cole's!!!)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Dad, My Hero

This weekend we went to Joseph City for my dad's retirement party from the Fire Dept. He has been on the department for 35 1/2 years and Fire Chief for 15 years. The department did a really good job. They presented him with an axe, a flag, and a lot of certificates and awards. I read a letter that I had written to him. Plus Jessica and Brad also said something along with other Firefighters and people he worked with. I cried pretty much the whole time. It makes me sad to think that he will no longer be on the Department. He has really done a great job. This is the letter I read last night:

My Dad, My Hero

All my life my dad has been a Firefighter. For the past fifteen years he has been Fire Chief for Joseph City. Throughout my life I have watched my dad and learned some of life's greatest lessons from him. When I was little and he went on a fire call, I remember praying that he would be safe. When I was 15 I joined the Fire Dept and was by his side when he went on those calls. I have seen my dad leave work, church, family events, and even farming to respond to someone in need. I have seen my father come home after working all night, ready for bed, to go right back out the door in response to his pager going off.
Through-out the past years I have stood by my dads side at many different occasions. I have watched him on a family vacation to California come to and elderly woman's need when she slipped and fell and cracked her head open. I have stood by his side and watched him try to save a man's life at Loves Truck Stop. I watched as he put out a fire at my aunts home with a garden hose. I've seen him calm down frightened people and soothe crying children. I have even watched him stand on the side of I-40 in the dark and cold and snow and take off his shirt and wrap it around an infant.
My love and admiration for him has grown throughout watching him do simple acts that he probably felt were required of him. Through him I have learned selflessness, service, honor, pride and commitment. He is always there when someone is in need. He is the one I call when I need advice or help, and he is the person others call when they need help. I have heard more than once someone say, 'Call Allen, he'll know what to do.'
I am very happy to have had the opportunity to be there when my father has shown what a great man he is. And grateful of the service he has provided our community. I am so proud that he is my father, my hero.
Kourtney D. Butler

I really love my dad and he has been such a great example to me.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I always find myself teasing Zach that "who needs boys when you have a girl like Brigette?" Yesterday she found a lizard and was so excited, she wanted to catch it and keep it. Today she wanted to keep this...
I told her it had to go home cause it was sleepy, good thing it is just a baby trauntula!!! Yikes, they jump!!! But she really wanted it, kept following it around and talking to it!!! (She really does need more girls for friends!!!)
I also found these pictures of her in the computer from Hawaii, I had to post them because she looks so dang cute in her little pink ruffled swimming suit!!!
She loved swimmin' in Hawaii!!! Guess we'll have to take her back!!!;)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Zachary Ray & Brigette Grace

Here are just a few pictures I took of Zach and Brigette about two months ago. There is this huge field that you drive right through on the way to Williams. The whole thing was covered in wild flowers. In the Winter it is covered in ice and snow, and in the spring and summer it looks like a huge lake. It is really beautiful!!
My two favorite people!!! Aren't they so cute!!

Brigette didn't like walking because the flowers were so thick she couldn't get through very fast. Zach ended up carrying her.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Weekend Picnics!

Zach & Brigette September 2008
Brigette & Mommy
My little girl! Lately since the weather has been so nice we have been taking Brigette and going on picnics. She loves going out in the woods and playing, and thinks its funny that we eat lunch on a blanket on the ground! But see what I mean about how BEAUTIFUL Williams is!!!

Stampin' up!

Christmas Recipe book inside.
Recipe book front and Thanksgiving card. (Inside of card says Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Fall, Happy Blessings to one and all)
So for those of you who missed out on Christmas Card making this month, I decided that I would post some pictures of the cards from last month and from this month. We will be making the Thanksgiving card along with Halloween cards and a 12x12 layout this month on the 17. The recipe book we will be making in November and you can make a Thanksgiving or Christmas one (or both!) please just let me know asap so I can order the stuff!! If you are interested let me know!!!