Friday, December 26, 2008


Well we finally did it, we graduated, well okay Ben graduated but it feels like quite the accomplishment on my behalf as well. For those of you who don't know he graduated from UNLV with two separate and distinct Bachelors degrees a Bachelors of Arts in Secendary Education and Bachelors of Arts in History

Thursday, November 06, 2008


This tag involves posting your fourth picture in your fourth file, we have a folder from our old broken camera (top picture) and a the rest from the new camera(the picture below). it is funny to me that both pictures are of Hannah the first one when she is about a week old and the other at three years old, I hesitated to post the later becuase of how incriminating it is to me as a mother(the messy hair thing) and it is totally random! Anyhow here they are and I now tag... Emily, Tonya, Nicole and Brittany Wadsworth

Monday, November 03, 2008

Halloween Fun

This was the girls first time really trick or treating, Hannah was sick last year and before that we only had done the trunk or treat thing. Hannah did really well with saying trick or treating!! She also got in a few Happy Halloweens. Karrah tried to walk in at the first few houses when people opened the door but got the idea soon after the funniest part was when people would let them pick out their candy Karrah always grabbed a little fistful!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This is for you Tris

I just had to post these after I saw Tris's pictures of her kids in the bathtub this morning these where takin last night! To compare just go Here.

Monday, September 08, 2008

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Here's what you do:

1. Leave a comment about a memory you have with me. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. If you want to put this on your blog, let me know in your comment. I will come to your blog and leave you a comment about a memory I have with you. If you don't want to do this on your blog, I will put my memory of you in my comments. (So make sure you come back to this post to see what memory I have about you.)

Friday, June 27, 2008

There's Always Room For Jello

Sometimes I wish I could be a kid again! Karrah was ecstatic to be covered with chocolate pudding. The smile says it all. This classic cameo was accompanied by the cutest little girl laugh; a soft chuckle followed by sucking in air with the perfect smiley eyes. It is easy to see past the mess. No duck squeezing Wal-mart camera operator (no offensive) could capture such a pure moment of childhood. Got to love it.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ballet Class

I thought it was time to get Hannah involved with something, she needed something that would help her follow instructions, nursery only helps so much and since we are planning to homeschool I thought we better jump in to the extra curricular activities. Although I am not sure this is going to help her learn to sit still for sunbeams in January (poor sunbeam teacher)!!
Hannah had so much fun, I think her favorite part though was looking at herself in all those mirrors and hanging from the ballet bars(which I unfortunatly didn't get a picture of!)!! Sorry about the window pattern they made us sit outside becuase of "lack of room" even though it was a huge room before they split it in half with a partitioning wall which isn't a big deal it just didn't make for very good picture taking :) !!
In a class of 3-5 year olds most of them tended to do their own thing everyonce and a while but I am pretty sure Hannah was one of the youngest, even one girl that I thought was Hannah's age was at least a year older. She definetly was doing her own thing more often then the others.
But I find myself asking the question does this come from age or from personality?

I thought this was a fun effect for ballet class, I just figured out how to get the camera to do this while sitting there at the rec center. Oh and the others are a little fuzzy becuase I was having a hard time finding the kids and pets setting!!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Tag your it!!!

Okay so you may think I am completly weird but I have always wanted to do one of these and was to chicken to just do one when I wasn't tagged but I finally got tagged so here goes
1. What is your occupation? Mommy, Wifey, Enrichment Counselour ( I definelty think that qualifies as an occupation!!) Ican Librarian (although I am not doing much with that besides attending meetings and searching DI for VBAC books)
2. What color are your socks right now? not wearing any
3. What are you listening to right now? The girls playing
4. What was the last thing that you ate? breakfast
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Nope have only tried once
6. What color would you be, if you were a color? Purple I guess
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Enrichment Leader
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes
9. How old are you today? 26 years, 359 days)
10. Favorite drink? Can’t decide
11. What is your favorite sport(s) to watch? Volleyball-also my favorite to play
12. Have you ever dyed your hair? Only highlighted, never a full on dye
13. Pets? nope
14. Favorite food? Dark chocolate!!!
15. Last movie you watched? In theatre- Kung Fu Panda at home-Miracle
16. Favorite Day of the year? First snow
17. What do you do to vent anger? Sleep when possible
18. What was your favorite toy as a child? books
19. What is your favorite, fall or spring? both
20. Cherry or Blueberries? Cherries (have you seen my kitchen!!)
21. Do you want your friends to email you back? Sure
22. Who is most likely to respond? NA
23. Who is least likely to respond? NA
24. Living arrangements? Living with Husband and two daughters in a two bedroom duplex
25. When was the last time you cried? Few months ago
26. Who is the friend you had the longest that you are sending this to? NA
27. Who is the friend you have had the shortest that you are sending this to? NA
28. Favorite smell? Certain laundry detergents or shampoos
29. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? cheese
30. Favorite car? cadillac svu it’s a thing of beauty
31. Favorite cat breed? Dead, sorry a little morbid mabey I should say the one that never existed
32. Number of keys on your key ring? Depends on the key ring. I have three - two on my “everyday ring, three on the ring for my in-laws and parents and 5 on my church ring33. How many years at your current job? Wife-4 years and 1 week , mother-3 years
34. Favorite day of the week? Friday I guess
35. How many states have you lived in? 4 if you count the mission… if not 2
SO now I get to tag some of you. Okay here goes...Tapperz(you can post without a picture and this may be a fun thing to get you going) Brittany W. , Monica, Amanda and Sandra and just for fun to see if you guys are ever going to post again...Chrys K. Heather, Yvette and Julia (yes you) .......TAG YOUR IT

Friday, May 16, 2008

Potty Training

I was starting to wonder if Hannah would ever potty train but low and behold I think we are almost there. Yesterday Karrah went in and woke Hannah up and the first thing Hannah did was to head to the potty. Granted her pull up was already soaked and I noticed to late to tell if she had actually put anything in the commod. But besides yesterday she has been waking up dry quite often as of late. And yesterday No accidents! I think the real test will be nursery on sunday. Wish us luck!! if Karrah would just sleep through the night....

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Like Mother, Like Daughters

The picture on the left is me when I was little,
I believe it is powdered sugar.
The one on the right the girls on fri, this time
a plaster of paris powder.
I was planning on going on a mother/daughter date with Hannah
that night to the rainbow library for a signing time event but
after having to clean this up I was way too exhausted!!

They do grow up!

Check out the stunning difference 2 years makes
the 3 year old eating her birthday cake next to the one year old a week later!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Birthday Celebrations

Here are some pictures form the girls combinded birthday party. Besides the wind I think it went pretty well. Thank you to everyone who came and helped to make it such a big success!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Princess Hannah

Apperently Hannah has seen this movie too many times. Yesterday I found her at the window singing "when Prince Edward comes for me"

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Better Late Than Never

These pictures are from our trip up to Provo for our Mission reunion. I was very disappointed we didn't take any pictures at the reunion, especially ones of the girls playing with their new friends Ammon & Abigail, Emily (my trainer) & Andrews kids.
I did how ever snap a couple of pictures while we were up there.
We stayed with one of Ben's best buddies form the civic center ward Jason & his wife Brittany's
The top picture is Jason helping the girls feed the ducks and the second is Brittany entertaining the girls at their apartment.

Monday, March 31, 2008

It's Official: We've Got Ourselves A Walker

Red Rock

Saturday we went hiking at Red Rock as part of Ben's Phi Alpha Theta(read History Honor Society!)activity, we got there a little late after leaving significantly early (long story) and Ben hadn't emailed anyone to let them know we were coming so they didn't wait, luckily Professor Holland(In answer to any questions : yes , his son) showed up with his three kids and we embarked on the following journey!
Some parts were a little scary for a mother, but we survived yea!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Helping Daddy with School Work

Saturday we went to the Clark County Museum and The Boulder Dam Museum to help Ben with his 451 Research Paper. It was fun and besides gas, fairly inexpensive. For both museums we payed $7, kids under 3 are free!! While not to horribly exciting, it was interesting. I have included a few photos just for fun.
Kinda makes you grateful for modern appliances!!!

The Easter Bunny!!!!
An old shoe shine chair in an old train depot that only ran between Las Vegas & Boulder City while the Dam was being built

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Let's start by saying that Hannah has quite the active imagination. She must get that from Ben because I am a bit of a realist. The other thing she gets from Ben is an interest in Star Wars and other such fictional things. Ben reads Hannah 2 books before she goes to bed each night, one of her choosing and then her bedtime book, which Ben now has memorized! Well the book she chose to have read to her last night was none other than Star Wars (they are a very condensed children's version that Ben just had to buy, before she was even born if I remember correctly) And then today we are getting ready to let her watch a movie and I ask which movie she would like to watch she promptly responds.. drum roll please... Star Wars. I asked her to pick another movie since Daddy wouldn't be watching it with her. So a few hours go by and I am working on a project at the table, Hannah is right by me but I am not paying attention, neither is Ben because he is doing some research for his paper on the computer. Then I hear her say "uh oh my robot ear fell down." I look up to see her version of Robot ears, it appears she has been in our bathroom again. Shortly after the picture is taken she tries to give sister Robot ears(we stopped her of course) and then the Robot ears realize their final destiny, the trash.

Mama's make up

okay so I don't know if you can tell but she is definitely wearing my make up (self applied)
This was the first time she got into my make-up yesterday I didn't have the sense of humor or energy to take pictures the second time around. I suppose it is my fault for leaving our bedroom door open but it really doesn't make it any less frustrating!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dress Up

Yee Ha, ride um cowgirl
Karrah & Daddy getting in on the action

Arg Matey
Hannah & Amelia Bailey

Friday, March 07, 2008

Are You an Eight Cow Women?

Or in other words are you the women of whom you dream? (Pres Hinckley
How Can I Become the Woman of Whom I Dream? Ensign > May 2001)
These pictures are from our Enrichment night last night.
We watched Johnny Lingo and had two speakers, one entitled
Holy Cow (on spirituality) and the other entitled
Mad Cow (mostly about dealing with stress)
So what ARE you doing to become an 8 cow women?

You might not be able to see it but the cow on the left is crying over spilt milk (to the right of her hoof!) Any of you that have pumped breast milk might be able to sympathize with her LOL!!!
A great group of ladies