Sunday, January 7, 2018

Happy 1st Birthday Piper Rae!

 Happy Happy 1st Birthday my sweetest Piper Rae! I can't believe a year has come and gone so fast! She's the sweetest, most happy, mild mannered, mellow, snuggling baby! She loves to be held in her momma's arms! She loves watching her big Sister and big Brother play! She will sit at the front door and squeel, clap and cheer them on while theu ride around on their bikes or scooters and play! She loves getting into the trash too! lol
 With her birthday being so close to all the Christmas excitement and then us going to the dunes for a wk I was like oh my it's Piper's birthday in 2 days! So we through together a very last min 1st Birthday Party for her at our house! Unicorn themed and all!!! So fun for family and friends to come over and celebrate our Piper! We had pizza, sodas and cupcakes!
 My baby loves real food!! lol! No baby food for a while now so when it came to Cake time she was all over it! We couldn't even put the cake on her high chair with the candle lit while singing to her because she was already wanting to dig right in!!! She is the cutest!! Just love her so much!! Needless to say she LOVED her Cake! Squeeling, giggling and clapping for herself!! She's the best to just watch all her cute expressions!
Present time!! She didn't know quite what to do but we had lots of big helpers to help! I'm pretty sure Penny was more excited to see what she got than Piper! lol!! Penny was the one in charge for present time! lol! Love my big girl! She got so many cute fun things! Thanks for the fun gifts and coming out and celebrating with us!
Happy 1st Birthday my baby!! You will always be my baby forever and always! We love you so much!! We can't wait to see what 1 will bring!!

Friday, January 5, 2018

My Baby!

Each month I collage candid pictures! My baby just hit 12mons! Yes that's 1yrs old!!! AWWWWW so sad! My baby!! Seriously why does time have to go so fast!! I can't believe a year has come and gone so fast! So these are the candid pics of my sweetest baby Piper from the month of December! She hasn't taken the walking steps on her own but boy is she getting fast crawling, pulling her self up, and walking around furniture! We have gotten her to stand by herself in the middle of the room nut it doesn't last very long! She is the sweetest baby girl ever! Still barley makes an awnry grumpy peep! She sure doesn't complain! Still mild mannered! She loves real food! no baby food what so ever! lol! She is still on her special  formula but we will be transitioning to real dairy in the next couple weeks to see if she can tolerate it! She just cut her 2 upper front teeth! it's a race to see who gets their 2 front teeth all the way in... Penny or Piper?! lol Penny has checked like everyday to see who's has grown in more! Her's or Piper's! So funny! Even Cash gets a kick out of this! Love these kids of mine! So dang precious!  She is currently in the "obsessed with mommy stage" like seriously follows me around the house everywhere and wants to be held by me only! and I'm not stopping it! I'm taking in all the snuggles and not getting my work done around the house to hold, carry and just love on her! She's momma's girl for sure! I thinks its because I couldn't hold her for such a long time with my broken elbows that this last month i have been able to hold her and she realizes it ans doesn't want me out of her sight! Trust me it's the best feeling and  I'm soaking it in!!! She's the best thing in our life! We Love you baby girl! What will next year bring???!!!

Family pics from the Professional!

The family pics arrived from the professional!lol Thanks Brittany for your beautiful work! You captured great ones! and Thank you, Thank you DeeDee for getting us all together and making it possible! Best present ever! Pictures are a lasting memory! Love you!
Be still my Heart! I love these faces with all my being! They make we crazy! but i'm also totally crazy in love with them! They are my whole world! wouldn't change anything! I love being their crazy mommy! lol
SISTERS!!! My biggest joy! My whole life i always wanted to have sisters! I go back to this often and many have heard me say this... I lost my mom to cancer at a very young age and thankfully i had sisters to call and lean on through out this crazy life we all live in! so with going thru this tragic life experience I always wanted to have my own girls to be sisters and have each other if I were to ever leave them like how my mom did! Now don't get me wrong... Brothers are amazing too and having my son is so wonderful but there's nothing like a blood sister bond and I myself have especially needed and grateful for both my sisters and the bond we have! Seeing these pics makes my heart so happy on so many levels! Dressing them like twins is my all time fave too! My mom did this with me and lil Eryka! lol
I'm truly blessed to be apart of Chad's wonderful family! Just look at these beautiful humans! Thanks again DeeDee and Fadi for making this happen! Perfect pics! I think they turned out great!

Happy New Year 2018!

We usually don't do too much for New Year's! Too many small children and we are just to tired! lol! But this year our bestie neighbors invited us over to ring the new year in!! It worked out perfectly! We put 2 of the kids to bed and walked on over! but before we made it over...Chad and I both fell asleep and set our alarms to be up at 11pm! haha! Penny never did fall asleep! This was her 1st year she got to ring in the New Year! She was so cute! She was like that's it? lol yep we count from 10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1..Happy New Year! In her little head it was much bigger than that! lol!!!! We played cards games, ate, laughed, took some pics and walked back home! My kind of party! Such a fabulous night! Thanks Bestie Deckers for the fun fun night!!
Happy 2018!!! Can't wait to see what life has in store!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sand Dunes!!!!

 As soon Christmas was over we packed up and headed to the dunes for a whole week! Best time of year! I get my honz away from working for a whole week! We had a blast! Rode hard! Laughed hard! Kids Played hard! and we ate a ton! lol  Piper once again was the best baby! She took both her naps everyday even with all the machines ripping ad roaring by! We love being with our family friends! We had a wonderful wk! It was hard to come home and face reality! lol
 Here's some fun pics of our week at Dumont!

The Merriest Christmas!

We had the Merriest Christmas! It's seriously the best time of year! The top collage is Christmas morning when the kids first saw their surprises from Santa! Its been a tradition when i was little my mom would get us all ready and line us up in ages take a picture before we could go out and see what Santa brought us! So of course i have been doing the same thing as my mom did since Penny was born! It's so fun and sad to see how much they have changed in a year!!
 The kids were so excited! Squealing out with joy! Santa had them of the good list! lol So many fun toys! of course they got everything they wanted! I love a BIG Christmas!! Penny was so excited to get her American Girl Grand Hotel, the veterinarian play set and the Giant Rose gold lol Surprise! Here's the pics of Penny's  reactions while opening presents and her final spread! lol She is so fun to surprise! She's my girlie girl and loves everything!!!
 My boy loves anything too! He was so excited he got his crazy cart and batman cave from Santa! He got so many other fun things too! After every present he unwrapped he would give me a hug and say "thank you mommy!" He's the sweetest! These are all the pics of my Cashy boy unwrapping and final spread!
 This was my baby Piper's 1st Christmas! She loved all the action and kids excitement! She loved getting a hold of the wrapping paper! lol She is the best and sweetest baby ever! She loved her Santa surprises! Anything lighting up and making noise she was all over it!
 After we had our morning together it was off to Tara's where Chad's mom DeeDee did her famous traditional scone breakfast! We love Christmas morning breakfast! This year for the kids Christmas present from grandma DeeDee she made all the kids a blanket! Such a special gift that they will keep forever! I still have my blankets my Grandma Ence made for me! A gift that will last a lifetime! Thank you grandma DeeDee for a wonderful morning together!
After Tara's house we came back home and the kids and daddy played with all their toys! I cleaned! lol Sadly just realizing I didn't get in one picture! lol and I was looking good in my rose gold too! lol 
Christmas brings me so much joy! I love surprising and spoiling my kids! Thanks to my honz hard work for making it all happen! We are truly blessed beyond measure! Can't wait to see what next year brings! Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas Eve!

 Christmas eve this year landed on  Sunday! We had a wonderful time at church! It's always a great reminder of the true meaning of Christmas and our ward choir put on a beautiful program! Just the reminder we all needed! I'm truly blessed to have these sweet little spirits in my life! This is Piper's 1st Christmas! I can't get over these f aces! They make my heart happy!
For Christmas eve dinner we went to Chad's dad's house Jeff and Vicki's for wonderful food and great times chatting it up! Our most favrotie thing to do is be with family! Had a wonderful day and night!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Downtown Summerlin Parade!

Had no clue there was such a thing as the Downtown Summerlin Parade! lol We were down there shopping and called our Aunt to see what they were doing and they said they were headed to the Parade at Downtown Summerlin! So since we were already down there we stayed and watched the parade! It was so cute! The kids loves it! They even got to dance with the elves during the parade and each got a candy cane! So fun! We are loving all our Merry Christmas fun!

Cash's School Christmas Party!

Oh man does this boy love a good party! He has been so excited to go to his school Christmas Party at Chucky Cheese! He loves Chucky Cheese!! The only pizza he will eat because he said Chucky makes it! lol He loves games and wining tickets! He's good playing those games too! Was winning tons of tickets! Evan Santa came and brought each  student a gift! Cash was so excited he has been a good boy at school "no reds" as he would say and got a present from Santa a light up airplane! He had so much fun that he had a hard time leaving! lol Love my boy and his passion for life! He's the best! 


Penny's School Christmas Performance!

Had a wonderful time watching Penny perform her Christmas performance at school! She loves to perform and sing! Her teacher Ms. Simon said she loved watching Penny steel the show! lol! She definitely is a performer that's for sure! So fun to watch! She Loves singing and we love watching her! 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Zane's Special Day!

It's Great to be 8!! One of our very special Nephews Zane had a very special day on Saturday! Zane got baptized to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! Zane even asked me to give the talk on the Holy Ghost! and of course i love treats and surprises so my talk was a gift that was full of items that each reminded him of the Holy ghost and what the Holy Ghost  can do for us daily! I was honored to be a part of his special day! We are so proud of him and his decision! What an example he is to my kids! Penny and Cash just Love him! and Penny can't wait to get baptized next! Zane always leads by example at home, at school, at church, and with his cousins. He is such a good boy! Zane you have made us so proud! Thank you for being you! We love you!

Our Littler Rock Star!

 Oh the Christmas performances have begun!! This year Penny had 4 Performances and she sang her little heart out in all 4! She is so much fun to watch! She really knows how to make me proud!! Such a performer and she loves doing it! The 1st collage is from her 1st performance an assisted living place! Penny was so excited to see Grammy Vicki out in the crowd! Grammy Vicki always goes out of her way to make Penny feel special!
 A few days go by and it's time for another performance! These 2 collages are from her Bass Pro Performance! and of course she put on another great show! She sings and dances her little heart out! At the end of the  performance they all got to see Santa! So fun! The best part was my sister Eryka an her family came down from Utah to watch little Penny! and my brother Ryan and his family came! and Grandpa John! Penny was over the Moon excited to see them and so was I! This was their first time seeing Penny perform except my dad!! She nailed it!  lol! They loved watching her! and I loved watching them watch her! Penny is a hoot to watch perform! The best!!
 After Bass Pro performance! Cash wanted to see the bb guns and lions! lol
 3rd performance was back at Bass Pro! She was really giving us a great show that night! lol
 and this little guy is her Biggest Fan! He loves watching her perform! He even sings along! He claps, hoots and hollers between each song! He's so proud of her and loves his big sis so much!
 4th and final performance was the friends and family performance! Grandma DeeDee came! Reese her favorite big cousin came! and last but not least my sister Eryn and Joanna rushed from work to come out and see her perform! She rocked the night away! Gave another tremendous performance! and again i love watching them watch Penny! She seriously is the funnest to watch! So much personality!
Oh how we love Mrs Brittany! Her patience and love for these kids goes beyond measure! Thank you for making her Singer's Company experience the best! We Love ya Mrs. Brittany! and again thanks to all our family that came out to each different performance to see sweet little Penny Shine!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Cookies & Hot Cocoa with Santa!

I told you we have been busy with so many fun Christmas experiences! Well here's another one! on Monday night my dear friend Jillian put on Cookies and Hot Cocoa with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Omg! So much fun! The kids all came in their pj's! Eating cookies and drinking hot cocoa in comes Santa and Mrs Claus! I believe again! This was the real  Santa as Penny kept whispering in my ear! And yes it was! All the kids gathered around as Santa and Mrs Claus read to them "Twas Night before Christmas" Santa and Mrs. Claus were just adorable! They were so into reading with actions the kids were just in awe! After reading Mrs Claus got all the kids to sing carols! Then Santa pulls out his big bag full of gifts! 1 for each child! Oh my! My kids were so excited! Penny kept saying this is the real Santa he brought gifts! lol! Yes he was the real Santa! The kids 1 by 1 got to go up on his lap and get their present and a picture! Such an amazing night we will never forget! Cant wait for next year! Once again a new tradition! Thank you so much Jillian and your wonderful family for hosting such a special night!

Family Photos!

Every couple of years DeeDee gets us all together for family pics! These collages are just the candids I took from camera and everybody's phones! I think they turned out great! We had a wonderful morning cheesing and posing it up! We can't wait to see the real ones from the photographer! Enjoy these and I will post the others as soon as I get them!

The Alamo Christmas Express!

We have been busy doing all kinds of Fun Christmas Adventures! On Saturday we went to the Alamo Christmas Express! We had heard about this a few years ago and finally found time to make it happen this year! and lets just say it was the Best Christmas Experience yet! A new tradition we will be doing every year! Oh my goodness! Let just start by saying its Free! Yes free! Everything was free all night long! We couldn't believe it! Nothing is free! am i right!! lol! They had hot chocolate stations, yummy food, beautiful lights and decor all around, hay rides, small train rides and the big train like the  polar express! They gave us each a golden ticket to aboard the train! We were on the train for a while sing carols, multiple stops along the way to look out the windows and see Christmas scenes in action! They were acting our the story as we were traveling on our train ride! Santa even was on the train and all the kids got to talk to  him and take pictures with him! The train ended at a real live nativity seen! The true meaning of Christmas! It was all amazing the whole night and I highly recommend the travel to Alamo for the amazing Christmas Express! We can't until next year for our new family Christmas tradition! Thank you Western elite and the Williams Family for the wonderful amazing night!

Wet'n'Wild Wonderland!

We had the wonderful opportunity to go to the Wet'n'Wild Wonderland! Thanks to my sweet friend Lindy she hooked us up with tickets for the whole family! It was amazing! If you haven't gone you nee to! The lights are amazing! So many lights and music and light shows as well! The whole park was covered in lights and activities! We had a blast! From seeing Santa, to riding a train, to ice skating, to sledding, to rock  climbing, to paint balling, to bounce house! We were all worn out after our wonderland adventure! The food was great too! We had such a wonderful night! We hope they do it again next year so we can make a new fun family tradition!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Baby Piper 11mons!

I can't believe my baby is almost 1!!! Awwww time stop please! Baby Piper is still the best little baby ever! So chill! So happy! Such a cute little personality! She loves her big brother and big sister so much! She loves watching them play and sing and dance whatever they are doing she is loving it! She crawls so fast!! She pulls herself to a stand like it's nothing! She will walk along things and walk and push her baby stroller walker! She will mimic your sounds! So cute! She hates her baby food! Will only eat big food and she has to be in charge of feeding herself! Such a stinker in that way! She loves her momma! She follows me around and just wants to be held! and guess what I can hold her now! I finally got clearance to hold her and drive! So now that she knows mommy can hold her she's making up for the last 2 1/5 mons I could't hold her! lol and i love it! She's spoiled for sure! I don't want my baby to get ant bigger! Just love this fun stage she's getting into! We sure love you sweet Piper Rae!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

 We had a wonderful time in Santa Clara for Thanksgiving! I never see my cousins until Thanksgiving every year! So much fun to catch up, laugh, shop and play! Aunt Debbie and Uncle Jim put on  another fabulous Thanksgiving! So  much yummy food!
 We pretty much spent the whole week  up  there! Such a blast! We didn't stop playing! I myself had the best time! No pressure to be anywhere! Just relaxed and spent time with family we hardly see! The best time!
 You got to love small town! Drive down the street and we see Santa sitting out! So what do  we do... we stop and see Santa! The kids loved it!! Only on Santa Clara! Love it!!
On Sunday we got to spend time with Chad's family for Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful day! and of course yummy food! That DeeDee can sure cook amazingly! We are so Thankful for our families near and far! We are truly blessed beyond measure! Happy Thanksgiving!

We Love To See the Temple!

We had the wonderful opportunity to see the Cedar City Temple with my brother's and sister's families! We were in  awe of it's beauty! All the symbolism through out was just remarkable! The kids loved it! To see their sweet faces as we walked thru was priceless! You definitely could feel the Spirit while walking thru it! I was so happy my kids had a chance to see a temple while they are young! I'm grateful for temples and my eternal family! What an amazing experience to see it as a family! One memory we won't forget! I love my family!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Dunning it up!!

It feels good to be back!! We went to the sand dunes for the 1st trip of the season! It was a bit windy which is not always the best but we sure had a wonderful time! The kids didn't stop riding their mini razors the whole weekend! Best purchase! lol! We will be back  in 2 wks! Can't wait!