Sunday, December 21, 2008


Why is it that as a child... from Dec 1st till Christmas Day takes at least 1/2 the year to get here, but as an adult.... it comes so fast and then it's gone!!! To answer my question... yes I think I'm ready - just a little more wrapping to do!

More funny things Blake says...

The other day...Blake said "When I grow up Dad - I'm going to be a Bishop like you" I decided to ask Blake why he thinks Heavenly Father needs Bishops. He responded in a way like Duh MOM... "To hand out candy"!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Brother Lee and Blake SAVES the DAY...

We have this man in our Ward - Brother Ivin Lee - he is AMAZING and CAN FIX ANYTHING!!!!!!! Our washer started leaking water (GUSHING) - and he came right over and took care of the problem. Blake was so excited to help - and Brother Lee was so kind to let him.

Decorating the tree...

On Sunday, we decorated our Christmas tree... In fact the KIDS did it all by their selves this year - the entire set up!!! But, they saved the star for Dad (He was still doing Bishop stuff)!

I love our Nativity... It helps us remember the real reason for this season!

Thanks kids for doing such a great job with decorating!

Love the Expression - you can just tell he is so excited for Christmas!
Kaci even helped...

But wore out quickly...

A few days later... Bryson decorated the outside and hung lights.

Thanks Bryson! It looks great!

More fun in Mesa...

We decided to stay an extra night in Mesa after Grandpa and Grandma left and just have some family time... We enjoyed ourselves so much and here are just a few things we did.... Bass Pro shop, Mesa Temple Lights, Swimming, Great food, Movies at the hotel, etc... It was just a wonderful weekend!!!

Family Pictures at Bass Pro Shop
(We actually run into Alan's Uncle Max and all his kids here so he took our pics)

The kids got to see Santa... You can see how much Kaci LOVED it!

The kids (all of us) loved seeing all the animals! We laughed so hard... Alan would try and scare Blake by holding him close then growling. It was great!Kaylee looking at the Large Trout...

Kaci playing with a stuffed reindeer (we were trying to keep her happy)!

I goofed and didn't get pics of Bryson at Bass Pro Shop... He was in Heaven here... this is what he loves!

I LOVE TO SEE THE TEMPLE... It was Beautiful with lights!

More Family Shots... Great Memories! Kaylee was our photographer with the pics below...
The wise men and baby Jesus were her fav pics to take!

Christmas gift from Grandpa and Grandma Hubbard

Grandpa and Grandma took us to AMAZING JAKES!!!!! (our kids have wanted to go FOREVER) so this was the BEST present ever. They stayed down in Mesa with us Thanksgiving night - put us up in a motel and then we PLAYED on Friday (That is after Mom, Jody and I did our early morning shopping - oh so fun!) - Thanks Grandpa and Grandma for a VERY FUN WEEKEND! We love you! Here are a few pics in no particular order..

Gettin' ready for Lazar Tag...
Kaylee on the Tea Cups...
I took Kaci on them once - BIG MISTAKE - I got so Dizzy but Kaci Love it

Kaci on the Merry Go Round... Bryson took her on it at first and she was happy until... the worker went to buckle her in - then she was ticked! Dad got on and she at least lasted thru the ride (sort of happily)
Mom and Kaci
Kaci drivin' the race cars with Dad

Kaylee and Bryson on the Bumper cars...
Blake took a turn also but I didn't have my camera ready.
Blake's Fav ride... I bet he rode it 20 times!
Hold on Blake... this one goes FAST!
Lookin' for tickets... to cash in on prizes!
Grandma and Kaci
Grandpa playin' with the grand kids!

Thanksgiving Day...

Okay... so I'm spoiled (I know) and EACH (mostly) year - we go to MY FAMILY'S side for Thanksgiving. I love it! It is the only time of the year that my entire family on my Dad's side gets together. There is usually around 100 plus people - lots of food - volleyball (it's a tradition) - great weather and just lots of fun - This year was no exception - it was a wonderful year! Here are a few pics...

It was so great to have all my family there this year!

Fun times!

Blake havin' fun with cousins!

Dad and Bryson playin' catch
Everyone LOVED cute little Kaci!
We lOVE Grandpa!

Monday, November 24, 2008

What are we thankful for...

Tonight for FHE, We sat around the computer and all shared things we are thankful for... here they are in no particular order... We wanted to come up with atleast 100

  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. House
  4. Apples
  5. Bryson
  6. Kaylee
  7. Blake
  8. Kaci
  9. Mom
  10. Dad
  11. Patch
  12. Grandparents
  13. Animals
  14. Oreo
  15. Chip
  16. Goats
  17. Sugar
  18. Food
  19. Warm Clothes
  20. Car
  21. Blankets
  22. Tv
  23. Bed
  24. Living in JoeCity
  25. Fish
  26. Awesome Bishop (Guess who said that)
  27. Great school teachers
  28. Clean house
  29. 4 wheeler
  30. Dirty House - cuz I know I have children
  31. Hand prints on walls
  32. Cows
  33. Flashlight
  34. Candles
  35. Home Teachers
  36. Gospel
  37. Jesus
  38. Computer
  39. Atonement
  40. Fridge and Freezer
  41. Soap
  42. Deodorant
  43. Stake Presidency
  44. Visiting Teachers
  45. Pens
  46. Money
  47. Vacations
  48. Treadmill
  49. Time with Family
  50. Guns
  51. Hotels
  52. Boats
  53. Birds
  54. Cousins
  55. Rabbits
  56. Aunts and Uncles
  57. Knives
  58. B-ball Hoops
  59. Games
  60. Footballs
  61. Good jobs
  62. Hair
  63. Milk
  64. Water
  65. Renters
  66. Pictures
  67. Hunting
  68. Swimming
  69. Fishing
  70. Running
  71. Our Bodies
  72. Vicky's Body (guess who said that)
  73. Heavenly Father
  74. Prayer
  75. Music
  76. Temple
  77. Our Obed Ward
  78. Church Leaders
  79. Scriptures
  80. Family Home Evening
  81. Blogs
  82. Rubber Bands
  83. Paper
  84. Disposal Diapers
  85. Drugs (like Tylenol etc...)
  86. Riding Horses
  87. Riding Bikes
  88. Board Games
  89. New Table
  90. Craigslist
  91. Ebay
  92. Books
  93. Cameras
  94. Phones
  95. Toothbrushes
  96. Floss
  97. Toothpaste
  98. Smiles
  99. Hugs
  100. Swing sets
  101. Tramp
  102. Chairs
  103. Couches
  104. Back Rubs
  105. Ice Cream
  106. Toys
  107. Laughter
  108. Candy
  109. Stores
  110. Santa Claus
  111. Snow
  112. Sledding
  113. Hills
  114. Chickens
  115. Babies
  116. Dish Washer
  117. American Flag
  118. Arizona
  119. America
  120. Police
  121. Days with no wind
  122. A beautiful Fall
  123. Days with wind - so we can fly kites
  124. Prophets
  125. Food Storage
  126. Electricity
  127. Light
  128. Night
  129. Sleep
  130. Garage
  131. Toilets
  132. Showers
  133. Faith in God
  134. Scouts
  135. Achievement Days
  136. Barn
  137. Goat Cheese
  138. Goat Milk
  139. Pencil Sharpeners
  140. Envelopes
  141. Mail
  142. Gas (The kind used in CARS)
  143. Big bath tub
  144. Trees
  145. Fruit
  146. Veges
  147. Hair Rubber bands
  148. Teeth
  149. Dentists
  150. Real Estate
  151. Doctors
  152. Life
  153. Life after Death
  154. Pumpkins
  155. Repentance
  156. Forgiveness
  157. Peaches
  158. Gum
  159. Plants
  160. Air
  161. Toliet Paper
  162. Paper
  163. Carpet

This was alot of fun.... we all just called out things and I typed as fast as I could - we are thankful for many things!

Funny Things said...

Yesterday, Kaylee was needing to get something out of our room - I told her she better NOT go into my closet - she of coursed asked why (Like she didn't know!!!) I told her that there are Christmas presents hid in there (She already knew that!!) and that if she found them Christmas might not happen this year! Bryson said "Don't worry about goin' in there Kaylee. ALL it is, is a tunnel dug to a coal mine"!!!

Grandpa and Grandma Baseball stop in for a visit...

I love that our kids have had the chance to get to know their Great Grandparents so well. They are amazing people and we love it it when they stop in for a visit! They were on their way to the Snowflake Temple.

B-Ball and Honey Taffy with G-ma

Grandma Palmer playin' Ball with the Grandkids...
Kaylee asked Grandma to help her make HONEY TAFFY...


Our Get away... with Kaci...

Okay... So Saturday was my B-day (#37) and my present... a getaway to the Bed and Breakfast in Snowflake Friday night. We love going there! Alan's mom watched our older 3 kids, but since Kaci is STILL NICELY ATTACHED... she came along! The rooms there are beautiful and the evening was Perfect! As I was downloading my pics - I realized I didn't even get a pic of me on my b-day - I'm always the one taking the pics - I better learn to pass the camera to someone else so future posterity know that I EVEN EXISTED! (Ha Ha)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Bruise...

Dad and Mom ask? "What were you thinkin'?"!!!!!
Bryson came home from school yesterday with the NICE LITTLE PERFECTLY ROUND BRUISE right below his bottom lip! I guess him and some friends were taking an eraser (the kind that goes on the end of a pencil) and making it like a suction cup on their skin - way to go!!! It's going to look real nice for family pics that I hope to take for the holidays! Boys will be Boys and mine is ALL BOY!!! We love you Bryson!