Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Eve

Christmas Pictures


Is it a Christmas Miracle or was Amy DeLange just saving our chickens from being Christmas dinner? That was my first thought when Sterling showed us what he found in the chicken coop. We had been threatening the chicken that they would be Christmas dinner if they didn't start producing eggs. They finally took our threats serious Christmas Eve. We have been waiting for about 7 1/2 months for eggs. We got two eggs the first day and then two days later 2 more. I guess we will keep the chickens.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yeah we're finally finished

Heidi and I went shopping back in November looking at Christmas decorations. The stockings she likes were very expensive so I volunteered to help her make her own. I had no idea what I was in for. We finally finished them tonight. We worked on them an hour here and there. We didn't have any patterns so we design them as we went along. I must say that they turned out very cute. So if you see stocking for $90 you might want to just buy them unless you have about 20 to 30 hours to work on them. I would do it all over again even knowing the time and hassle involved. I was fun to work with Heidi and create a fun memory that will last forever. And she did buy extra fabric so we can make more as her family grows.
This is Heidi's

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Piano Recital

Heidi had her piano recital last night for her piano students. Everyone did a great job on their songs. I am so proud of Heidi for all the work that she puts into her teaching. Whitney and Brent both Performed.
Heidi and Brady
(Yes she cut and colored her hair).

Haley didn't play this year. She just couldn't seem to get her four and five fingers to work. Maybe next spring she can perform. She did manage to get in on a few of the pictures.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


We had a fun Halloween this year. I must say that I do miss the Halloweens of the past. I would spend hours sewing costumes for my kids and many times I would still be sewing when the door bell rang with the first Trick or Treaters. We would take the kids around the neighborhood and then end up at Grandma and Grandpa's house for donuts and hot cider and coco. The past few years G&G have been in Taylor so we are on our own to hold up the tradition. After trunk or treat Whitney abandoned us to spend the rest of the evening with her friends. Heidi and Brady came over for the traditional snacks.
This year I had decided that I would be all done with Haley's costume before Halloween day. I finished it about 2 a.m. the night before. I realized this year that Halloween is all about me. She wanted to be some kind of super hero. I kept giving her suggestions of other things that she could be but she wouldn't agree to any of them. Without consulting with her I started to make her a costume. When she figured out what I was doing she said that she wouldn't wear it, I kept sewing knowing that last year I got her into a costume that she refused to wear. I finished it and finally got her to agree to wear it. But she insisted that she would not wear the shoes or the wings. We encouraged her and she gave in. She wore the costume just as I had planned but she didn't wear a smile. At trunk or treat as she saw the super heros she would tell me that she wanted to be that. Next year I will try to let her make the choice.

Heid and Brady
Whitney in her 60's dress. Her hair was so cute it didn't show up in the picture. At EVIT they did theater makeup she had a big bruise on her arm and notice the eye lashes.
Haley took this picture of us. She is going to be our photographer. She takes great pictures.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Phoenix Zoo

We ended up staying home for fall break. My kids didn't have the time off school this year. The only thing we were able to fit in was a trip to the Phoenix Zoo. It had been a while since we had gone. The weather was not too hot. I think that Haley loved the petting zoo the most. Here are a few picture.

Haley had to hug every goat in the petting zoo.

The stingrays knew just when to dip down farther to avoid our hands. We were able to touch a few of them as they swam by.

Ping Pong Fun

We keep a ping pong table folded up on our back patio. Haley had been wanting to play with it since we really don't have a good place for it outside we usually bring it in to play. This time we put our kitchen table on the back patio and put the ping pong table in its place. We throw a table cloth over it for meal time. After dinner is over it is back to ping pong fun. I was able to handle it for about a week. It just got put back outside until someone else has the urge to play.


This is way overdue. I just want to say happy birthday to my wonderful husband. His birthday was Oct. 17th. He is such a great husband and father. Thank you for all you do for us.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I've been Tagged:

Two names you go by:
1. MOM
2. LaDawn
Two things you are wearing right now:
1. Jeans (what a surprise)
2. a silver watch
Two things you ate today:
1. Bran muffin
2. mini chimis
Two things you did last night:
1. watched Project Runway (my favorite show)
2. made chicken noodle soup ( my family was amazed)
Two things you want very badly at this moment:
1. Yummy snack
2. Everyone to come to my spa party
Last two people you just spoke to:
1. Sterling
2. Haley
Two things you're doing tomorrow:
1. Playing with my new galvanic spa
2. Hopefully date night
Two longest car rides:
1. 18 day vacation back East
(flew to NY then drove around for 18 days)
2. Arizona to Utah
Two favorite beverages:
1. Diet Coke
2. Water
Now I Tag: Heidi H. Christina C. Shari B.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dinner at the Newlyweds

Heidi and Brady invited us over for Sunday dinner. It was really good. She served Spaghetti with garlic bread. I brought the dessert. My Kentucky pie flopped but still tasted good. I don't understand how I could make a recipe 5 times perfect and then have if flop every time after that. Half of it is on the bottom of my oven now. So you know what I will be going tomorrow.

Their house is really cute. As you can see it is kind of plain now. They need to buy nails so they can hang some of her artwork. There is nothing like being newly wed and starting from scratch. It is so fun to watch them start their life together.

Dana Park Grand Opening

Dana Park had their grand opening last Friday and Saturday. I saw that they were going to have a snow field for the kids to play in. I thought that Haley would love to play in it so I took her. We waited in line for about 45 minutes so she could play for 10 minutes. She didn't seem to mind waiting in the heat. She looks forward to a snow trip every year. As you can see she had a fun time playing with Heidi. That night Loren needed some quiet time at home so he could get some work done. I took her back to Dana Park for the firework show. We met up with Whitney and Brent there.
Haley has learned from her sisters how to pose for pictures.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

FHE at Bass Pro Shop

Last night Loren thought that we should do something fun for FHE. For quite a while we wanted to take the whole family to the Bass Pro Shop . So we decided to take them there. They were very impressed with all of the animals and the size of the place. Haley loved watching the fish in the stream. At first Haley wasn't sure about the bears but later decided that she wanted her picture taken with one. She loved driving the boats and ATVs. Afterwards we went to McDonalds and got icecream. We had a great time together. That night Haley and I fell asleep together watching Curious George. I woke up by Haley's scream and jump. She said that she was dreaming about the place we were at and about the soft bears. She rolled over and felt me and I was soft so she thought that I was a bear. She thought it was funny that she thought I was a bear.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The drive to Showlow was especially beautiful this trip.

This is my Grandma Jarvis. Doesn't she look great for 94.

Heidi and Brady outside Grandma & Grandpa's Taylor house
Haley helping her Uncle Wayne work around the yard. The flowers were so beautiful.
Haley liked the snake but didn't want to hold it.

Labor Day in Taylor

We took a trip to Taylor, AZ to visit Grandma and Grandpa Jarvis over Labor Day weekend. It was so nice to see G&G. Uncle Wayne had caught a baby horny toad, snake and lizard for Haley to see. She enjoyed them for a few days and then they let them go be with their family. Haley loved putting up the American flag with Jhama every morning. Grandma will be sad when Haley learns how to pronounce Grandma. She also loved watching the hummingbirds, grasshoppers, and ants. The rest of us had fun lounging around and staying up late playing Mexican Train Dominoes and the Pirates Dice game. Haley was having so much fun she didn't go to bed until 2:00 am the first night. We went to Showlow to visit my Grandma Jarvis. She was so excited to see Sterling and meet Heidi's husband Brady. We found out that she was good friends with Brady's Great Grand Parents in Snowflake.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Check out the Pacman game

I figured out how to add a game to my blog. Check out Pacman at the bottom of the blog. I will change games occasionally. Hope you enjoy them.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


The pictures are finally here. I thought that I would post some. We have over 400 so it was hard to pick just a few. As you can see the wedding was beautiful. It was so fun to see our friends and family at the reception. Everything was perfect we could never have pulled it off without the help of our friends and family. We had so much help we appreciate all your love and support. Heidi and Brady were so happy. It is so fun watching them start their life together. I love them so much and wish them all that life has to offer.