Thursday, January 1, 2009

Baby Steps...

Well it's taking baby steps but tonight at 11:08 I have finally managed to remove all of my twilight stuff and change my background!  Yea Me!!!  Now if I could just finish the last 50 pages of the Hunger Games and climb into a hot bubble bath I will be set.  

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Apologies To My Blog...

I can't believe it has been 2 months since my last post.  Are you kidding me I still have a Fall background!  Lately it seems that I have had ZERO time to do anything let alone blog.    I am sooo sorry blog.  I really do love you.  I am hoping that once Christmas is put away, kids are back in school and the New Year FINALLY begins I will have a little more time on my hands.  So incase I don't get to it before this year is over I hope everyone has a blast ringing in the New Year with the ones that you love and I'll see you next year!  P.S. Don't forget to make your New Year's Resolutions!  XOXO!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Crazy Hair Day

So last week Jace had CRAZY hair day at school.  He was so excited so we spray painted his hair with stripes of GREEN and SILVER.  He thought he was pretty cool stuff. After school I took a couple of pictures of him and his friend Landen.

Jace & Landen (CRAZY HAIR BOYZ)

Jace is too cool!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

Today we took the kids to the cutest little PuMpKiN pAtCh.  It was so much fun.  We got to feed the horses and goats carrots, the kids went on a pony ride and just got to run around and play.  It was such a cute place...I will definitely go back next year!  Here are some of my favorite pictures of our day there.
Best Buddies.
What A Cutie.
She loved this little horse swing.
Jace and Landen on the Merry-Go-Round. 
Check out Landens Face.
Happy Boy!
That was one big horse.
Jace couldn't get enough of the animals.
This goat was a crack up.  He just hopped up
there and helped himself to some pretzels.
(Glad I didn't eat any of those!)
All Jace is missing here is his 6-shooter.
Alexis went on a pony ride but seemed
to like this one just as much.
Look at me.
We love each other!!!!
Ok mom...just for you.

Jace was so cute.  When we got out of the car
he found these rocks and kept saying, "MOM
look I found CRYSTALS!"

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Compay Picnic

So every year my step-father's company hosts a HUGE picnic for all of their employees and their families.  It is a blast every year and this year was no exception.  They had everything from a GIANT Titanic slide to cotton candy and snow cones.  The kids thought they had died and gone to Heaven.  There was also a K-9 demonstration that Metro put on.  It was really amazing to see how obedient and strong those dogs are.  Jace and I participated in an egg toss.  We actually made it pretty far until he tossed the egg and it splatted all over my arms and down my clothes...needless to say he was pretty bummed out.  When I finally got my kids home (kicking and screaming of course) Jace said, "Mom when can we go back to that park again???"  My response was, "Oh, in about 364 days."  Let's just say that that is ALOT of days to a 6 year old.  Thanks Grandma and Grandpa.  We can't wait 'till next year.

Lexi LOVES her Grandpa!
Jace Jumping Away in the Potato Sack Race.

Got Cotton Candy???
OK - So I loved this picture until
I realized the placement of the clowns
balloon.  My mom said she would KILL
me if I put this on my blog...Sorry Mom;)
Just be grateful that this is what the
balloon turned out to be.
Patiently waiting for their turn on the slide. 
This Dog Was AMAZING!
Please Don't Make Us Leave!!!

Harvest Festival

Last week we got to go to Jace's Harvest Festival at his school.  He was so excited he could hardly contain himself.  As soon as we got there I don't think he stopped bouncing for at least 15 minutes.  They had tons of games, a raffle (we didn't win anything...rats), a haunted house and a cake walk.  The cake walk was about the only thing Jace REALLY wanted to do.  So when we finally got around to it we got in line .  And it's a good thing we did because we were the last group they let in.  We all got on our numbers and they played the music.  After it stopped the lady just kept calling out numbers to get rid of the last of the desserts.  Wouldn't you guess it...Jace's number was the very last number to be called.  You should have seen him.  He was so stressed out when everyones numbers were being called and his wasn't.  But atleast he got something and he was sooooo super happy.  We had a fun night as a family and look forward to going again next year.  

Jace gearing up for the cake walk.
He's such a ham for the camera!
The kids loved getting on the police bike.

Jace is such a good Hula-Hooper!

Alexis on the other hand needs a 
little work.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Well we just had our FABULOUS Halloween Bunco last week and it was FABULOUS!  My friend Alison hosts it every year and she just goes crazy!  Her invitations were little boxes with a casted finger tied with a ribbon on it to remind us of bunco (super cute).  Everyone was dressed up so cute and creative.  Deedra and Katie,  I do have to say you guys were probably the most HILLARIOUS of us all.  Thanks girls for a fun night and Thanks Juno (Ali) for a great bunco!

Deedra as Elasta-Girl.
Katie...This was her actual prom
dress from High School.
The Bunco Gang.

Me and Mya.
And  A Delish Bundt Cake To Top It All Off!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

We Love Halloween

So every year the kids and I decorate our front porch for the Holidays.  I order a couple bails of straw from a local feed store and go to work.  This year was especially fun for the kids because we put up a lot more scary thing for Halloween.  They love running out the front door and making the Butler Skeleton talk.  The kids are so excited for Trick-or-Treating this year.  My parents bought the kids some pumpkins a couple weeks ago and so instead of carving them this early, I let them paint them.  They had a blast.  

Right now my sister and her husband are staying with us until they get accepted into dental school.  It has been so nice having them here.  They are a lot of fun to hang out with and help out a lot.  So this fall she helped me decorate because of my back and I am so glad she did because I probably wouldn't have done it without her help.  She is also soooo good at taking pictures...I am taking some lessons from her and have realized that it is something that I would really like to become good at.  So here are some pictures she took of our front porch.  We are all ready for you Trick-or-Treaters!!!  Happy Halloween!

I Love This Picture.
My Favorite Little Pumpkin.

This guy talks and moves when he senses you.

Thanks for the pumpkins Grandma & Grandpa.
Jammie loves this picture...I laugh everytime
I look at the expression on her face!
Jace was very creative about every little thing
he painted on his pumpkin.

This girl is always a mess.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Alright Already You TAGGERS!!!

Alright you TAGGERS!  I have been tagged by a couple of you so I am going to try to combine them into one.  Here we go:
4 Favorite TV Shows:
1.  Gossip Girls
2.  Heroes
3.  Project Runway
4.  Amazing Race

4 Things That Happened Yesterday:
1.  Helped Alexis wipe chap stick off my cabinets and counters  (she's such a stinker)
2.  Talked to Lexi's teacher about her punching a boy at school (again... such a stinker)
3.  Cleaned House ALL DAY! (Thanks for your help bunny!)
4.  Had a nice family dinner (Thanks Nelli - I mean oven..hee-hee!)

4 Things I Would do If I Were a MILLIONAIRE:
1.  SHOP!!! (That is a given)
2.  Pay off houses and cars for my family
3.  Travel with the kids when they are on track breaks
4.  Invest (Jammie would kill me if I didn't)

4 Things On Today's To-Do List:
1.  Wipe poopy butts.  (my kids, of course)
2.  Return stuff to Target, Best Buy and Lowes
3.  Get the kids some new pants and pj's
4.  Go to Jace's Football Game

4 Things I Look Forward To:
1.  My children's milestones
2.  Taking a bath and reading
3.  Date night
4.  My kids going to bed after a long day

4 Favorite Places To Eat:
1.  Mesa Grill (Love ya Jeremy & Malea)
2.  Cafe Rio
3.  Hanks
4.  Red Mango 

OK Taggers, That's all I can do for one day.  Sorry Malea, I am saving your tag for a different day.  So I guess now it's my turn to tag so I tag...Nelli, Brittany, Chel, Mom, Kandice, Marci and Annilee.  Sorry girls, had to do it.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Summer Fun...Time For Fall

Today was FREEZING and I have to say that I feel like summer is officially over. FINALLY! Everyone is back in school and onto a schedule. Jace is now in 1st grade and has joined a flag football league. He absolutely loves it. He wants to play tackle football but he will just have to wait for that. Alexis is in one more year of preschool and has started ballet. She is an excellent ballerina if I do say so myself. Everything at home revolves around ballet, she just loves to dance. This summer was fun and we have lots of fun memories to look back on. Here is a quick glimse of summer of '08 and look forward to summer of '09. But for now its time to think about pumpkins halloween costumes and trick-or-treating.