Saturday, October 31, 2009

Story Time

I'm not really sure how many times I have gone looking for Tera and found her in Briggie's room doing this... She always has a story book and a stuffed animal. She is looking at the book with the animal either on her lap or right next to her. I have been trying for a long time to sneak a picture of her "reading" to her animal.
I finally got one but she caught me!! Can you possibly get any cuter than that??!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thank You Jesus!!!

(Is it appropriate to title my post that??) IDK, anyways!!! On Wednesday it snowed and we had to go to Flag for a doctor appointment for Tera, 9 months old!!! 18 pounds, 4 ounces, 28 1/4 inches!!! Anyways... onto what my title is about!!! We went to Flag, when we got home, the snow was melted and Brigette was devastated!!! She cried and cried. So I had a great idea!!! I thought, maybe I can teach her some faith!!! So I told her (while praying silently for some help) that maybe if she asked Jesus and Heavenly Father they would let it snow again. I also told her to remember that not everything you pray for you get the way you want (in simpler 3 year old terms), and that was the end of it. Until family prayer last night. It was Brigette's turn. I had completely forgot about the snow. Brigette likes to pray by herself. So after praying for the food she asked...
"please let there be snow for Jesus."
I was really trying not to giggle. I couldn't believe she remembered!
We went to bed, I woke up at 1am with Tera...
IT SNOWED!!!!!!!!
Can you believe it!! I told the Lord thank you for hearing my little girls prayers. When Brigette woke up I didn't tell her, I let her see for herself. While standing on the kitchen chair she yelled
"Yay!! It snowed again!! Thank you Jesus!!!!!"
I love my kids

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween FHE

Tonight Zach got home early, and since Beau is still OTR we decided to carve pumpkins for our FHE this week, yes we are a little late, but we actually did have FHE on Monday too!!! Anyways... Zach is so darn talented he can draw, paint, carve, pretty much whatever you want!!! So the kids were pretty excited and were all very patient while Zach helped them all carve their pumpkins. Here he is with Hayden... Hayden and Tanner supervising

Brigete and Mason super excited about their Jack-o-lanterns!!

Brigette picked her pumpkin from the garden all by herself and Mason got his pumpkin from Nana!!!

(Yes I just realized the last two pictures are the same, but since Tera is asleep, I'm heading that way too!!!)

Monday, October 26, 2009

I'm a little nervous...

A couple days ago we were sitting around watching TV when an army commercial came on. Brigette was watching with us. Zach and I weren't really paying any attention until Brigette yelled
"I want to do that!! That looks like fun!!" The commercial showed the back of an airplane opening up and a couple of Soldiers jumping out...
I think she is just as crazy and dare-devilish as her daddy...
I'm not too sure that's a good thing?!

(I was kinda wondering if she had actually seen what had happened, but later I overheard her talking to Mason about jumping out of an airplane)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A few of my Favorite things...

My little Tera Michelle!!! What can I say about this girl!!! She is sooo much fun!!! I love her little laugh, her smile, her two little teeth, how she growls and of course how she says mama!!! She loves this little horse, and loves it when I make it "buck"!! Maybe she will be my little rodeo queen!!! Yes you have my permission to chew on those cheeks!!!
Of course my Briggie!! We LOVE living in Joseph City so close to family!!! Brigette loves riding her trike to Masons house, and is always willing to ride it back and forth if Jessica and I need to borrow something from each other!!! We recently have had to install a lock at the top of the front door to keep Brigette from sneaking out and riding to Aunt Gessa's!!!

Our good ole cowboy neighbor, Leroy, stopped me the other day as he was watching Brigette ride down the street and informed me, "this is why we live in Joseph City" I think he is right!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Almost Famous...

So, for those of you out there that don't know how super beautiful my little sister is... check out her blog, under the post about signing autographs there is a link, go there, you will be amazed at how gorgeous she is!!!! I just have to brag (not like I have anything to do with her looks or what a super cool girl she is) but still, I have to brag!!!! She is so awesome!!!! I just love this girl!!! We have so much in common and have a blast every time we are together!!!! I miss her tons and seeing her gorgeous pics makes me want to cry!!! Anyways check out her blog or my side bar- Ashley Lois and Roomies!!!!

Yes boys, she is single....

Thursday, October 15, 2009


On Tuesday I headed up to Show Low with Jessica and the 4 littlest kids. We were so stinkin excited, we had been waiting for this day for such a long time!!! We were going to can butter!!!! I know, how exciting!!!!! My awesome mom-in-law was soooo nice to show us what to do, and my awesome bro-in-law (Levi) even played with the kiddos while we slaved away in the kitchen!!! Mason was super excited and Mitzi soon was not just Brigette and Tera's 'Nanna' but also Masons!! She even gave him a pumpkin!!! Which he loves!!! Anyways, we had so much fun!!! We can't wait to learn how to do beans, applesauce, chicken, pumpkin, jam/jelly... ok, I know, you get it. Anyways, if you want to see some awesome pictures, jump on over to Jessica's blog to see what you missed out on!!!!
(its all right to be jealous, not everyone can have such an awesome mom-in-law!!!)

Monday, October 12, 2009


On Saturday we went to the Badlands with Beau and Jessica and their kids. We packed up a picnic and some guns, ammo and some awesome targets that Beau had welded that morning. Here is Tanner doing it "Annie Oakley" style
Zach helping Brigette while Mason stands back!!!

Masons turn with some help from Beau.

Brigette again, she sure can go through the rounds!!!!

Mason getting ready, Jessica, Brigette and Emmaree watching.

While Beau, Zach, Jessica, Hayden and I took our turns shooting, the kids played on the hills. Brigette is not scared of anything, I was kinda wondering how long it would take her to make it to the top, but Tanner was good and convincing her to not go to high up!!!

Brigette, Tanner and Mason

After we went shooting at the badlands we headed into town for the Harvest Festival which included balloon animals, face painting, games for the kids, caramel apples, cotton candy, some delicious BBQ and a bunch of other stuff!! We had such an awesome day, can't wait to do it again!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

S.S. Stampin Up

On Thursday I got a Stampin Up order in, Mason and Brigette were just as excited as I was for it. Except, I was excited for what was in the box, they were just excited for the box. Brigette has a little play cleaning set with a vacuum, mop, broom, etc. They used the mop and broom as oars...
And then blew out the back of the box!!!

What a couple of goofs!!!!

Also, Briggie and I got some Squtter Nut Bosches (aka: Butternut Squashes, thank you Tubbies)
from my Aunt from the family garden. We like to draw eyes and spooky mouths on them to make them look like ghosts. This squtter nut bosch is Brigette's wickedy ghost, and that is Brigette's wickedy ghost face, she did it all herself!!! I'm so proud ;)

Friday, October 9, 2009

He's HOT!!!

That's right!! It's official!! As of today my Hubby is HOT!!! Ok, according to APS he is hot, basically meaning that yes, he can now do even more dangerous work!!! I am so freakin proud of him!!! He works so hard for the girls and me, and he loves us sooo much!! He loves what he does and is even more excited to be able to rubber glove and hot stick!!!
...and yes, I've always thought he was HOT!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Little Girl Feet

Saturday Tiff took Brigette with her to the local Pizza Hangout in town to pick up dinner while the men were at Priesthood meetings. Tiffany later informed me of the conversation she and Brigette had. It goes as follows:
Tiff: "Brigette, your feet are bare!"
Brigette: "My feet aren't bear feet!! They are little girl feet!"
Tiff: "Not 'Bear' feet, you don't have any shoes on!!"
Aren't little kids great!!!