Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!
My precious Jack! I am so HAPPY to be your mom!
I love you more than you could ever know! I am so grateful you finally came into my life. You make our family better! Your spirit is contagious. Thanks for being my little boy!

My mom is a great woman! I am so grateful that she is my mom! She is a great example to each of us. I have learned so much from her. Thanks for all you have done for me and my family! We love you the very most!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Let Summer Begin!!

Summer has officially started at our house! This week has been a hot one (already in the 100's). Jack and I went with some friends to the pool today! First swim of the season. I think we may start a multi-weekly activity! It felt to nice so be in the water. Can't wait to get a great TAN!

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Bucket List

The Bucket List
The Bucket List. Place an X by all the things you've done and remove the X from the ones you have not. Write Top five things to do in your life time for your personal bucket list.

Things you have done during your lifetime:
(X) Gone on a blind date
Skipped school
Watched someone die
(X) Been to Canada
(X)Been to Mexico
Been to Florida
Been to Hawaii
(X) Been on a plane
Been on a helicopter
(X) Been lost
Gone to Washington, DC
(X)Swam in the ocean
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Laughed so hard you cried
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
Sang Karaoke
Panhandled for money
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only
Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
Been to the top of the Sears Tower
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't.
(x) Made prank phone calls
Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose & elsewhere
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X ) Danced in the rain
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sunrise with someone
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice-skating
(X) Gone to the movies
Been deep sea fishing
Driven across the United States
Been in a hot air balloon
Been sky diving
(X) Gone snowmobiling
Lived in more than one country
(X) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
(X) Seen a falling star and made a wish
(X) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
(X) Seen the Statue of Liberty
Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
Been on a cruise
(X) Traveled by train
(X) Traveled by motorcycle
(X) Been horse back riding
Ridden on a San Francisco CABLE CAR
(X) Been to Disneyland/Disneyworld
(X) Truly believe in the power of prayer
Been in a rain forest
(X) Seen whales in the ocean
(X)Been to Niagara Falls
(X)Ridden on an elephant
Swam with dolphins
(X) Been to the Olympics
Walked on the Great Wall of China
Saw and heard a glacier calf
Been spinnaker flying
(X) Been water-skiing
(X) Been snow-skiing
Been to Westminster Abbey
Been to the Louvre
(X) Swam in the Mediterranean
(X) Been to a Major League Baseball game
Been to a National Football League game

Top 5 things on my Personal Bucket List!
1. See the pyramids in Egypt.
2. Have more than one child!
3. Travel to Australia. (my mom said she would take me there when I graduated from college; got married instead :) Now Jeff has to take me.)
4. Own my own flower shop!
5. See every Temple in the World. (its my goal for us after Jeff retires)

Tag: Molly, Briann, Tiffany, Lacey

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Well I am a bit late in blogging our trip but here it is. I decided I wanted to go to Utah and visit. I got a very cheap plane ticket (Thanks Kathy) on a Thursday night and left Sunday Feb. 15th. I didn't tell my mom or molly that I was coming! So BIG SURPRISE when I showed up for church. We had a fantastic 10 days.

Jack loved going over to Gram Sally's and Papa Boyd's cause they had "puppies" They have to small dogs that let Jack love on them and he thought they were great. He also liked playing the marble game with Papa! :)

We got to experience the SNOW! 18 inches of it came while we were there! Jack's was not to fond of sleigh riding! He is a Arizona boy! We spent tons of time with family and saw a few dear friends. Jack had more fun than he thought was possible riding with Grandpa Tom up to the calving sheds to see all the "MOO COW"s. My little boy was in heaven everywhere we went there were cows!

Jack also loved playing with all his cousins. Dylan, Tess, Kate, and Daci were great friends to Jack and showed him how to play at Moops' house. He sure was lonely once we got home to just Kenya (our dog). We can't wait to come back this summer.

Thanks to everyone for such a fun trip. Jack loved playing with all the kids and especially having a sleep over at Izzie's and Boede's. Love you all!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Why do we take kids shopping??

Mom, Molly, Jack, and I went to get a few grocery items one night. This is how it turned out. Molly is as crazy and care free as my brother James. You never know what your getting yourself into if they are around. Jack had tons of fun with Molly riding with him through the entire store. Thanks mom for pushing them! Lots of laughs and funny comments. Molly's legs were very tired by the end. She was able to get out easier than I had pictured! THANKS Aunt Molly fort the great memories you made with me and for all the fun times. We miss you tons.

Wow What a holiday . . . .

The holidays were busy at our house this year. Briann(Jeff's Sister) and her family came on December 20. Baby Leah was tons of fun to have around. Jack just loved the "baby". He now wants to be the "baby" at our house. We had a busy week of visiting and last minute christmas shopping and family time.

On December 26 my mom and molly flew into town and that was fun. There plane was late because of weather in Utah and we arrived to my house at 2 am on Saturday. My mom was so surprised to find her ticket in the Christmas Stocking. Way to go dad for a great christmas present. I am just glad to not be holding that secret in any longer!!

Saturday the 27th was Dan and Nichole's reception. Jeff's brother married Nichole the first part of December. It was a nice reception with the best food ever. They are great at cooking homemade mexican rice, beans, totillas, and barbacoa. It was to die for yummy. Got some great family pics for the Barnum side.
Shaun and Briann left the following day. Mom stayed unitl New Years Eve and then flew home. Molly got to stay until Friday which was fun, and relaxing. We just played the Wii. (Jeffs christmas present) and were lazy. We had to drive to Wickenburg, AZ to meet molly's ride back to college. She wasn't happy about the snow waiting for her in Cedar City, but hey someone's got to love it! We had a great time with lots of family, friends, and presents. We got a new camera, which I don't know how to hook up to the computer so hopefully Jeff can show me how soon so we can share lots more pics.

Looking forward to a great new year full of excitement. Hopefully time will take a breath and not go by as fast as 2008 did. We are grateful for our family and how healthy and happy we all are. Hope you all had a great Holiday Season. Thanks to all of our Family who visited. We sure enjoyed the time with you. Hope to see you all again really soon.