Monday, December 28, 2009

2 Years

It has been two years today since my Grandpa Dee passed away. I can't believe that it's been that long. I am so grateful to him and all of the many things he taught me. I'm so thankful that it was so important to him that we kept a close family.

I know that he is in a better place now, but I still miss him everyday. I'm grateful to live close to where he is buried and to be able to go there and visit whenever and on days like this. I was able to go out today and visit his grave and put flowers on it. (Thanks Bec for going with me:)) Love you lots Grandpa! Thank you for teaching me the importance of telling people you love them and telling them often.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Catching Up!!!!

I have decided to give up doing an individual post for my groups of pictures. That's what I've wanted to do, but it just isn't working out right now. Since being released from the Relief Society Presidency I got put in as Activities Chairperson, now in a family ward one might look at that calling as not so much. a singles ward it means you're in charge of Family Home Evening every Monday! It didn't take long for me to get a new calling I got relased from the RS presidency one Sunday and got this calling the next. Well, as many of you know I'm not the most social person you'll ever meet. I tend to have my few close friends and I'm pretty happy just sticking by them. So, this calling is very much out of my element. However, I know that there is a specific reason I have been put here because I know the Lord never puts you anywhere you aren't suppose to be for some reason. Right now I am organizing a Sub for Santa project, and while it has been a lot of work, I am so glad that I'm having the opportunity to do it. It has really opened my eyes up to things I had no idea about, and even though some days I want to pull my hair out I am truly grateful for this callings and the blessings it has already brought into my life. Here are some random things that have been going on in my life

This last weekend I went down to Vegas with Kara, Ashlee, McCail and Lezley. Kara and I went down Friday night and stayed with a friend of hers, stayed up way too late, but still got up and went to the Temple in the morning. Neither one of us had been in any other Temple besides the St. George one, so it was really neat to have a new experience. I am such a planner, and this trip was really spontaneous and good for me. It was fun to hang out with everyone. This is all of us at a place on the strip called Town Center

Town Center again

The weekend before Kacie came down with the kids to do some Christmas shopping. I love this little diva so much. She is talking in sentences now and is seriously just the cutest thing in the only wide world!

Treyson is almost 10 months old now and is in to everything! He is such a cutie though. Here he is getting into my nail polish. This kid is a mover! Watch out when he starts walking!

Payt and I trying sunglasses on at Kohls.

We had a great Thanksgiving weekend! I didn't get to take many pictures, but the Payne family came down. Krystle had a soccer tournament in St. George and we had a lot of fun watching her. Her team only won one game and scored a total of 4 goals, Krystle scored all 4 goals! She is so awesome!

Me, Jess, Tori, my mom, and my aunt Kristine got up at 3:30 in the morning and went Black Friday shopping! Wow was that an experience. I've never done it before and I don't think that I'll be doing again. We were home by 8 and ready for a nap! Jess and Tori came and stayed in St. George with me for the weekend. It was so good to have them here with me they are so busy right now that it's rare that they ever have two days they can actually come stay here. The house was way too quiet when they left. We kept busy hanging out with the Paynes and later going to the movie and playing games with the Chadburns.

Here is Thanksgiving day! Dog pile on me of course! This one wasn't too bad, but it didn't feel good either.

This was the killer. I should learn not to sit on the floor because before I know it I have the entire family of top of me! This one was probably the worst ever I thought I was going to throw up. I had everyone on top of me plus all of their Thanksgiving dinner weight! I just love my family so much :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Football Saturdays!!

My adopted nephews Cooper and Caleb just got doing playing football for the year. Their games were on Saturdays so I got to watch most of them. Cooper's team won all but like 3 games I think and Caleb's team only lost one game all year and ended up winning the 4th grade championship! I had fun playing with Jayden and Cooper too while Caleb was on the field.
Caleb with his championship trophy!

I was no good at getting actions shots so most of the pictures I have of Caleb are just standing on the field..some photographer huh!

Caleb is such a cutie and so kind hearted and caring that it's funny to see him on the football field all serious and looking so big!

Jayden :)

Bec is going to kill me for this picture, but seriously look at Jayden's face! That's funny I don't care who you are!

Cooper had a game in Mesquite so I went down with Bec and Jayden. Jessica and Austin met us there and Jayden was more than happy to tease Jessica. Those are her truck keys. Jayden has a little crush on Jessica and how could she resist that face :)

Me and Jess

After the game they do some "parent tunnel" thing I thought it was pretty funny so I was taking pictures, and Becca is trying to hide in her jacket from me..sorry Bec we totally know it's you :)

Jayden loved to play with my camera and take funny pictures this is just one of the many I found when I got home.

Cooper loved playing with the camera too :)

~Talent Show??~

Our branch had a regional talent show a couple weeks ago (once again I'm behind!) Sooo Vanessa, Amanda, Kara, Amber,McCail and I decided we would sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" with voice changers. I'm not sure it was really what you would call a "talent" but hey we showed up right!
Vanessa, Amanda, Amber, Kara, and Me

Amanda, Me, and Kara

Me and Kara, and no it only looks like we've been drinking!

Me and Amanda