Sunday, November 29, 2009

What An Awesome Thanksgiving!

It was just alittle bit different from last year...LOL! Last year wasn't a very good time of the year for us, we decided to go away this Thanksgiving to just be together as a family and concentrate on what we as a family are grateful for.

We went down to The Homestead in Midway, Utah and it was so much fun to just hang out, no real plans, and just do spur of the moment thing.

We went swimming, fishing, and for walks. There were deer everywhere and wild turkey's. We had a wonderful dinner on Thanksgiving day at Fanny's Grill at the Homestead.
Here are some pictures:
Craig hates his picture taken, so we take every advantage to snap one! ROFL
This is Christopher reading. A vampire book! I mean really come on...vampires????
This is kind of funny. Of all the deer we saw during our trip, this is the only picture we took of one and it was up in Coalville, which is a ways away from Midway. Janette took it as we were driving. We weren't even sure she got a good one until we looked at it. We thought it would be all blurry. Probably not funny to you, I guess you had to be there!!! LOL
Anyway, I hope everyone had a great holiday!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Nettie says "You really need to post something..."

Here are a few random pics...

My Princess!

Christopher's Cheerleading Team

Topher and Nettie

Wanna kiss?

Huh? Are you talking to me?

As she is sitting here over my shoulder telling me how to spell and correction my punctuation, I would like to hit her over the head with my laptop...LOL! NO NOT FUNNY!!!

No really she is to cute to hit, besides I will not be charged with child abuse!

Anyways, life is busy, oh so busy. You know that ole' chestnut!

Babysitting, playing with a 5 year old and a 18 month old, oh my life is so much fun these days. Yeah, when my kids were this age I was working full time. I love these ages, I love when they are just learning how to talk and when they talk constantly! Oh gotta love that Cameron!

We are all good here, Nettie is busy with school and doing great, and Chris is done with football (YEAH!) and he is in school too! (NO COMMENT).

Craig just changed over to a new unit in the Air National Guard and is now the First Sergeant, which basiclly just means, he will be gone (not as in overseas) alot. But he is real excited and I am excited for him.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Down and Out...

My silly kids...are they hilarious or what?
I am a little bit depressed that school started and my kids are gone during the day, we had such a fun summer. But I do have the little boys now to help me along.

Craig will be home in a few days and hopefully things will get back to normal...

I tell you, he leaves and everything goes to hell...excuse my language!!

My Explorer broke down and my neighbor came and helped me home, but now the darn hood won't close, so I had to drive 20 mph home from the east side of Layton...That was fun...NOT!!

Then I got a call and found out a really good friend's husband passed away suddenly and I am so worried about her being all alone in that big house by herself.

My DSL modem isn't working properly, and I want to throw it across the room!!!

Christopher had his first football game and hurt his knee and was out for the count!!! UUgghh!

But then I think of my dear friend and realize all of my problems are miniscule, compared to others. So I am done being negative and venting is good for the soul and I feel better and if you are reading this...well...too bad!!! LOL


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Off again...

Well my hubby is off again.

Thank heavens this is just for a few weeks. I can handle a few weeks!!!

It is almost time to start up babysitting again, and I am really looking forward to getting the school year going. Nettie is excited for 10th grade, me not so much...LOL! Topher is busy with football and he needs to go back to school!!!

My brother, Reed and his wife, Janet bought a house down in Pensacola. So when we go to visit we will be able to stay with them, which will be much more fun. They are a hoot!!!

Reed, Me, Janet

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Trip to Florida Part II

Well we spent 2 days at my brother's house in Kansas, and then we headed off to Florida. We passed thru Oklahoma, Texas and I didn't think my parents could handle another 17 hour car drive so we stopped in a hell hole, called Monroe, Louisiana. If you ever go through there I recommend keep going!!! Then we went on thru Mississippi and Alabama and f-i-n-a-l-l-y...

Florida has a special smell (salty sea air and sea breeze) memories just came flooding back. It was so great to be "home". The first night there we went to Pensacola Beach Board Walk so every one except Nettie, Tom (my cousin) and I could get a Bushwhacker (alcoholic drink), then we went to a restaurant called Flounders and had wonderful seafood for dinner. We also had a wonderful time chatting with my family I haven't seen in about 25 years. We laughed and laughed and laughed. Tom is such a comedian. He had us in stitches.

Courtney and Diane on the Boardwalk

Jodi, Tom, Diane, Mom and Dad eating dinner

The second day we went to the beach with our cousins and Aunt and Mom and hung out and collected shells and then went to a open bar and had fried oysters and crab cakes. Mom and Diane had another Bushwhacker and Nettie and I had a virgin strawberry daiquiri.

Mom, Jodi, Diane at the beach

Rob and Courtney Dancing

Then we went to the Wedding Reception and had more fun there dancing and singing and dancing and dancing...

Reed, Janet (parents of groom) Linda Kay, Annette

Jodi and Janet being silly

Linda Kay, Nettie, Joan and Joan and Mom

Laura, Eric and Nettie

Nettie and Diane, Mom and Annette (sisters)

Jodi and Tom

Sunday we went to the beach and just hung out and relaxed and goofed around then we went back to Rob and Courtney's for dinner.

Nettie, Tom, Linda Kay, and Diane at the beach. My feet in the yummy sand, so warm!

Monday we went to breakfast with everyone and said our good-byes and headed home...

It actually went by really fast. The only thing that would of made the trip better is if Craig and Pher were there!

Thanks to all of my family, we had a great time and we love all of you very much!!!

Jodi and Nettie

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


On a sunday morning...
My parents came and picked up Nettie and I and off we went on our journey.
First we went through the lovely state of Wyoming...
Nice and pretty !
Then we went thru Colorado, which is green and lush...

and the move we got into the state the more fir trees we saw.
Then we hit Kansas and it was very green and very beautiful and
flat, a few very small hills and that is about it...

I let my dad drive alittle bit this first day, but then I drove the rest.
1000 miles in 1 day....DON"T DO IT!!!!
We have been at my brother Reed's house for a few days and tomorrow
we will start the second leg of the trip.
I will add more as we progress along...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I love my Family and America!!!


My silly kids...aren't they great!

We had a great 4th!
He did take a little nap! he he he

Except for the little fact that Craig wasn't feeling up to par. But as usual he didn't complain and went right on with the festivities.

My sister's friend Diane, and mom blowing out her candles
My cute dad! (He is always in constant pain and never complains)

My dad and mom
Me, dad, mom and my sister Viv (Diane)
First we started off at Barker Park in North Ogden for a birthday party for my mom who turned 82...yeah MOM!!!! and my dad who turns 84 on July 18th...see dad I told you you are too stubborn to kick the bucket!!! he he he

Nettie and a gorilla named Cameron?
Jaxson and me
Then about 4 pm we headed home relaxed for a bit and headed next door to the Christensen's for a BBQ and fireworks. I think this is becoming a tradition. They are so much fun to hang out with and I just love their parents! We all ate to much then had dessert and played with the little boy's and then went on in the street and did our fireworks.

Our fireworks----------------------Kaysville fireworks.....

We had a great time with family and friends!!!!
Thanks everyone! We Love You!
The Jensen's

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Oquirreh Temple

We went to the Oquirreh Temple Tour on Friday as a family and it was such a wonderful experience to be there with my kids too. The temple is exquisite, yet simple and elegant.

The best part of the tour was when they brought us into the sealing room and had us all sit down and you could see into the mirrors. It brought back memories of the day Craig and I were sealed together for time and all eternity and then they had us look into those mirrors and I remember it taking my breathe away. To be sitting there and have my children look into those mirrors and experience the same reaction I had 21 years ago is beyond words.

What a beautiful thing!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yeah Summer Break is coming...

I am really looking forward to this summer. Last summer was so depressing with Craig being gone. My kids are getting older (which is kind of depressing) but it is really exciting to watch them become miniature adults...ROFL...okay not so miniature.

My kids are so awesome and funny and we have so much fun together, even if Topher acts like a Granny sometimes...ROFLMBO...

Just kidding Bud!!!!

I love you both very much!!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Okay this is a little late...but deal with it it is my blog. ROFL...

Here is a beautiful LO of my mother in about 1948..

and another one on Jacksonville Beach a few years later....

Isn't she beautiful!!!

I love you Mom!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Stuff to Scrap - Fun Place to Be

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I just did this LO in a speed scrap and it was so much fun...

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