Friday, November 30, 2007

our rainy day

it rained nonstop today! my mom came over and we
cooked a turkey. yes another one! we had thanksgiving at my aunts
and we didnt get to enjoy leftovers, so we cooked a small turkey!
its chilly! i am in the christmas spirit!
(and no, that is not poop in our yard. we are reseeding!!)

me and addie made this paper chain. she loved tapeing it and looping the paper through!very fun and festive for her.
december is here!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

is on its way....

make it

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


CALLIES obsession......
she just wants someone to look at and talk to her.
someone to make her smile.

MARKS obsession..........
thinking about taking on law school,
what the rest of our life will be like,
when will school be over,where will we settle,
i have a test coming up,
when can i go to sleep.
these things cross the mind of my mark all the time!!!

ADDIES obsession...... caillou! its this show in channel 8 that she is OBSESSED with.
she literally cries when it is over..... every morning!
and stickers my friends....
what kid doesnt like stickers?
they stick to anything,
have all different kinds of pictures on them,
they are great!! at least addie thinks so!!!

Addie is obsessed with so many things..
her mimi and papa, music, her passy!!! ugggg, singing the abcs, suckers. going to the library, the playground, the kids club on thursday mornings.

JESSICAS osession.....

well, i LOVE my new camera mark got me for Christmas. a little early yes, but it came just in time for the holidays and to take our family pics.!!! i have been wanting this for SOOOO long!!

and ribbon!!!!

got to love this, you can make so many creations...

bows for my girls, topiaries, cards, scrapbooking, tie it around ANYTHING and it becomes the cutest thing ever!!! :D

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


my poor little addie has no voice. she couldnt talk today and has a horrible cough and is wheezing when she breathes. callie cries when she eats and coughs. it probably hurts to swallow. i am heartbroken for my girls. it is so sad to see them like this! pray for them, we will see how this night goes. i just want my happy girls back!

{thanksgiving weekend}

it was so chilly and wonderful in Show Low.
it actually felt like fall!!!

addie and daddies silly face

my dad.

papa and mimi!!

you would never tell from the pictures but the girls both had fevers while we were there. they both have horrible coughs,stuffy noses, and sound like men. i am worried about callie, i dont want it to turn into bronchitis. poor thing. when will we get better??

Monday, November 26, 2007

my CUP of TEA

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


so thankful for
simple things
our simple day at the park,
as a

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


she brings me
so much

Sunday, November 18, 2007

quiet sunday morning

i stayed home from church today. sick again.
this was my company.....

we layed in bed and enjoyed the silence
of the house.

{poor little bald spot}

[notice my red nose]


Saturday, November 17, 2007

[what up Dawg]

saw this at gymboree and had to have a laugh!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

i have been in such the holiday mood. it is taking all i have to not put my tree up just yet! It is the first year we have had our own real sized tree, in our own house and i am sooo excited! i had my first cup of hot chocolate! i added a little french vanilla coffee creamer to mine. so yummy.

(had to document it) :D

so i have been making topiarys and danica had this great idea to make a topiary ornament. so i did it! thanks danica! great idea!

well i cant believe that christmas is just around the corner. i look forward to this time of year and it always seems to go by so fast. rats. i am going to try and make the most of it!! here is alittle picture for you to get into the holiday mood!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


ive been tagged by Merideth Bauman! cool Mere! i like these things too! so here it goes.....
4 or more places i have been on vacation......
Colorado,Mexico, California, Florida,Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming,Puerto Villarta, Texas.

4 or more places i have lived.....
I dont think i can name 4 differant cities... but houses, yes.... Show Low, where i grew up. my inlaws, appartment in mesa, and now in Queen Creek! so exciting :D

4 jobs i have had....
does mowing lawns for our neighbor work?, my dads office, Dr. Badgers Dentist office in Show Low, and Dr. Madsens Dentist office in Mesa.

4 foods i love....
chocolate! ice cream! italian, mexican, can you tell i just like food!!! i am really not picky at all!

4 hobbies i have....
photography, making bows for my girls, blogging, singing, scrabooking(when i get the chance) cooking, decorating for the holidays, making things, being outside, camping, and even though i havent done it in the longest time, i love vball!!!

4 things you probably didnt know about me....
well there are alot of things i dont want people to know about me!!! :D wellll........ i have ran over two cats at once... in my van in high school. i drive a van right now too!! :D i sing along to kids music in the car with addie and act like a totally dork. i have gone many nights without washing my face or brushing my teeth because of serious exaughstion!!! eww i know! and i am REALLY loosing my mind! it scares me some times the things i forget or do over and over! scary! k well i think that is enough,, you dont need to know anymore!! :D

4 things you would do if you were a billionare....
well honest to goodness, i would probably move to colorado first and get out of this hell hole! ( excuse the language,,, i hate the wheather here if you couldnt tell!! )
i would donate $ to couples who cant have kids and who cant afford to adopt. i would give them the $ to get a child.
give some to the church. i am sure it could pay for a temple!! :D that would be cool!
i would feed hungry people in other countries.
and last but not least.. i would buy the best camera there ever was!!! :D

thats me in a nutshell
i am tagging....
and Amy

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Callings

finally after being in our ward for 6 months we got callings! we are team teaching the 10 year olds. and there are 20 on our list!!!!!!!

funny story............
so this sunday, we the teacher had already planned a lesson so we went in to observe and see how things go, get to know the kids and there names!( that will be a chore)!!!! we were talking about making decisions and one girl said,"well, when i have to make a decision, i always ask myself what would Jesus do?" and the chubbiest kid in the class turns to his partner and says,"what if its the decision between Ham or Bacon!!! oh man! we died!
this kids are a crack up!!!
then we started talking about bad language. the teacher asked why shouldn't we use bad language? and a kid answered, " because you'll get breath cancer!

had to add a cute pic of my growing up so fast girl!!! she was on her way to Mimis(grandma) and had to wear her backpack! this scares me picturing her going to school!!!!! ahhh not my baby!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

so SicK

we caught a sick bug in our house! yuck! yesterday all of us girls were throwing up. Thankfully Mark was able to stay home and take care of us. we were a handful! Lots of laundry, baths, medicine, trips to the store, and cuddles were needed and he stepped up to the plate! Thank you babe! I couldnt have done it without you! I am feeling better this morning and we will see how the girls hold up! Today will be spent disinfecting the house, washing sheets and bathrooms, etc. i hope mark doesnt get it. He is in his last stretch of school and internship and cant get sick now! We called our visiting teacher last night to come give us blessings and when we told him it was ALL of us he was shocked! We gave him some antibacterial on the way out the door! I am so grateful for the priesthood and the power it has to heal. What an amazing gift.

I finally snapped a few pictures of Callie. Addie gets jealous so i have to go it when she is napping! silly girl. I want to get one of them blown up at Costco to hang, but cant figure out which one i like best? She wouldnt really smile, but hey, im getting one on the wall right? :D




here are some sillies! poor thing got sick of mom saying " SMILE FOR ME!!!"