"We may not have it all together, but together we have it all."

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

One year with no posts & Las Vegas

Sooo, since it was my one year anniversary since doing my last post, and since I mainly use my blog to read and stalk other people's blogs :), I figured what the heck, I'll do a post since I just got back from a trip.

Every August we go to Las Vegas and meet my sister & brother in law. They live in Utah so its about half way for both of us. We always have such a blast and when we leave I already can't wait until the next year. This year was no different. We did lots of fun stuff and I miss them already.

The first show we saw was The Mentalist. The Mentalist is on TV on Thursday nights and he did some pretty amazing things. Both Me and Myrna were chosen to help out on stage.

I wanted to do some things that I knew Brandon would love since he always has to put up with the shopping that us girls love. My friend had told me about a place called The Gun Store. Its a shooting range with all kinds of cool guns, some like the military use. Brandon chose the "Iraqi Pack" Shooting machine guns and a hand gun. He was in heaven! Myrna and I also shot. It was lots of fun. At the beginning you get to pick a couple target posters, sad to say that I shot the hostage on my target poster...whoops :)
As you can tell from the smile on Brandon's face.....he had the BEST time!!!!

Another thing I knew Brandon would enjoy was The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. He loves watching animal planet and shark week, etc. Stuff I think gets quite boring, but he loves it!

We went to see The Donny & Marie Show. Yeah, go ahead and laugh if you want to...lol, I was a little skeptical myself at first when we decided to buy the tickets. But we all loved it and thought it was GREAT!!!
We have such a fun time the days just fly by so quick! But it was another year of good times and fun memories!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

This Labor Day Weekend we were able to get out of town and go up to my parents cabin in Pinetop-Lakeside. The weather was nice, and we were able to relax and spend time with our family and friends. We all had a fun time together, laughing, playing games, riding, and visiting. Here are some pictures of the good time we had. (sorry for the picture overload) :)

This is all the kids that were there. 10 kids together can be fun!

My sister, Tara and my mom working in the kitchen. We had lots and lots of yummy food while we were there!

I know this picture is a little blurry, but here is my crazy husband dancin' it up for all of us!

This was the night we spent doing karaoke. It was very loud, funny, and had a lot of off tune singers!
Fun times for everyone!
My dad sleeping through all the loud music and singing! Shayla, Sydney, Jake, & Clayton enjoying a good ol' game of UNO.
Melissa working away on her blanket
Guitar Hero was a big hit too. All I can say is it wasn't ever very quiet around!
Brandon, Me & Clayton
Kelsie riding on a quad
It has been years since I rode, so I had to ride and see if I still remembered how!
Then of course here is Clayton, my little dare devil, having the time of his life!
Clayton loves to ride!!
We had a great weekend and enjoyed every one's company and the outdoors! The kids already want to know when we will be going back.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bye Bye Summer!

Today is the 1st day of September, and yesterday when I was out I couldn't help but notice all the fall decorations. And although I am a huge fan of summer, I love the fall season! Now I wouldn't mind skipping winter and going right to spring....cause I really hate the cold, but I know that isn't possible. So even though it is still a little toasty outside, I think I am ready to say "bye bye" to summer and "hello" to fall!

So today I thought I better can some strawberry jam before the strawberries are out of season. It is great on homemade bread or rolls!! yum yum! It does take some time, but it is worth the effort!

The little baby jars are so cute, and they make great gifts too! I have someone who always request for their birthday some of my rolls and jam. So to have it on hand makes it easy.

Now i can't wait for pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, soups, and best of all.... the holidays!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Las Vegas

Well it's only been about 8 months......but believe it or not I'm going to blog!! No pressure or nothing from a few people....ahem! But since we just got home from a trip guess its a perfect time to start!

We just got back from Vegas. Every August for the past several years we go there. We meet my brother and sister in law. Both her and my birthdays are in August and we live in Arizona and they live in Utah.....so Vegas is right in between. We always have so much fun!! I look forward to it every year!!

Brandon & Me

Dustin & Myrna

Brandon providing us some entertainment in our hotel room. With those earphones on he was sooo loud! I thought for sure people were going to start banging on the walls in the room next to us!!

Myrna in shock from the performance!!

We had adjoining rooms, and every night we would stay up late and play card games. We went to a few shows, and of course ate alot!! Shopped and walked up and down the strip.

Myrna & Me on the strip
Eating at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill Restaurant. Myrna loves him.....so she was thrilled!! And she was able to go in the Toby Keith store and buy some souvenirs.
The only bad thing about the trip is that is went WAY to fast!!! 4 days just flew by! But we had a blast, and can't wait until next year!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Drivers BEWARE!!! Today Kelsie got her driver's permit! She has been studying hard and was nervous when she went in to take the test. When she came out she had a sad look on her face and shook her head no to Clayton. So Clayton turned to me and says, "oh brother mom, she failed!" So after we thought she did not pass, she got a big smile, started laughing, did a little jump, and said "just kidding! I passed!!" So she has already started bugging me like crazy wanting to practice driving. So here we go again....kid number 2 driving. Only one more to go!