Sunday, December 13, 2009


Aleigha decided to paint her fingernails and came to show me!

A lot of finger...and a little nail!
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Basketball & Bowling

Addie started Jr. High basketball! She is fun to watch and loves to play, she just got her Daddy to take the basketball hoop up to the shop, now Porter and her can go shoot.

I had Viv's kids for a few days-they are so cute-Kelton asked me A LOT of questions! We called Grandpa and Grandma Hanks to bring Deegan bowling with us. It was cute, when I called, Grandpa Hanks said, "well I probably won't bowl but maybe Deegan will!" All the kids loved it. Aleigha was standing by me and would clap every time someone bowled! Grandma said the pizza there was better than that fancy place (pizza hut) I love those two.~They aren't really my Grandparents I just wish they were. They are Viv's husbands'
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Scripture study

I was reading the scrpitures and I am in 1Timothy 4:1-3 I was just reading with my mouth open, the Apostle Paul was decribing our day.---1 Now the spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart form the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot rion; 3 Forbindding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksginging of them which believe and know the truth. He goes on to say in verse 12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Can you believe it? I love the scriptures! Our Heavenly Father loves us, he warned us what was going to happen today. Everyone needs to sit down and read that!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving @ Island Park

The family-Addie & Porter decided to play a joke on Ryan one night at dinner. All the kids were at one table and the adults were at another. I saw Porter go up to the waitress and talk to her. Later when I took Aleigha potty she asked me if it was o.k. if they sang Happy Birthday to my boyfriend (I thought that was pretty funny, with all those kids?) Those two thought they were pretty cleaver to think of that, they kept laughing & smiling.

Pulling the sleds in the meadow behind the cabin. There was frost on everything, it was so pretty.

Jeff & Char came up with their kids, we all went to cut down Christmas trees...I was having fun but couldn't find one that I liked, finally we just cut one down that was o.k.! We played more pool then I ever have at the cabin. Porter played me in pool, and then in fuse ball, he beat me at both, then he played Addie & beat her too. He was telling me, "I haven't lost anything I have played" -I told him to go play his dad, he lost both games! He is so tough!! We had a good Thanksgiving.

Frost on the weeds, with the sun coming through behind them.
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Monday, November 23, 2009


I am always on this road that parallels the railroad tracks. I have seen a lot of things go by, once in awhile I remember to brake out my camera and snap a picture. Friday on my way home, I saw a semi that had been hit by the train (with a load of hay on his trailer & one trailer missing.) One time there were rail cars loaded with John Deere tractors, rail cars filled with new cars, wood, is neat to see all the things that go by!

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Saturday, November 21, 2009


Beautiful Allie! Born Monday Nov. 16th @ 5:32p.m. 8lbs. 6oz 21 inches long-I hope that is all right! I was able to go spend a couple days with Kris and her family and help out a little. She is just perfect. Love you Allie
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Baby Allie's blanket

Here are the pictures of Allie's blanket! My sister had her 1st baby girl (#3) so I wanted to make her something cute and girly! I bought this pattern a year ago and have wanted to make it, now I had an excuse/reason too! I love to pick out the material & put them all together. This one was selling for $140.00 at the craft fair-I see why, very time consuming, but oh so worth it.

the back-you can't see it very well but there are flowers on each square from sewing on each petal.

The finished blanket.
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sleeping kids

I came home from scouts and this is how I found Raygn!

He must have been tired because he didn't even finish his cake (notice it in the background.)

I know that I usually find Aleigha in Addie's bed but this morning I found Addie in Aleigha's bed! She said she had told Aleigha that she would sleep with her.

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Young Women in Excellence

Dana Phillips-quoting The Living Christ, this was one of the most touching events of the night. The spirit was so strong and it was a testimony to everyone there. She did a great job.-I want to memorize it now!

Addie telling about making the sacrament bread. She told a funny story about her bread. She had forgot it one week so she had to go get some from her leader's house. The next week she made her a loaf. After choir practice we went to the suburban & there were the boys watching a movie, the bread had about a 1/4 of the loaf gone (torn off), they said they didn't know it was for someone and they were hungry! She still gave it to her!!

Dameon made up a song and played it for us.

All the young women & their projects.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ryan's Birthday

The day before was our 13th wedding Anniversary. We went to this little cabin/hotel called the outpost in Almo. It was a lot of fun, relaxing, and quite. We had an hour massage, steak dinner, and a VERY quiet night. The food was really good and the place it really cute, -very western. I am glad we got to spend some time together. Thank You Becky for watching the kids for us.

My Ryan turned 32! Porter wanted to put all 32 candles in the was a big flame, Ryan was worried that there would be wax all over. (ah...yeah with that many candles!)

I made him his favorite cake it is so fattening and sugary...just what he loves! Happy birthday Lover!

As a parent birhday's aren't always that much fun. We had to figure out how to get Addie to Piano, go to the school board meeting and celebrate Ryan's birthday. Grandpa took Addie for us so we could go to the school board meeting, Porter tended Aleigha & Raygn. We told Raygn when we got home we would come wake him up so he could sing Happy Birthday to Ryan. I went & got him, he sang but was to tired to eat any cake or ice cream, so he went back to bed. The next morning he was mad because we didn't come wake him up! We didn't get him in the pictures either so he still doesn't believe us.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Porter, Mason, Issac Porter loves scouts. His favorite thing is knots, when he went in for his 1st board of review he show the men another was to tie the bowline! They were all impressed. He is now working on his 1st and 2nd class. Way to go Porter.


Porter & I after he got his award!
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Ryan took the boys to the B.S.U. football game. I took Addie & Aleigha around out here, then when Ryan got home we went in to his mom's for the big Halloween -chili, donuts, milk, dolls, footballs and glow sticks!!

Raygn & Kyler

Kasia & Aleigha

No this is not me!!! haha this is Viv!! I guess in the rush I didn't even get all my kids pictures taken. Addie was Dorthy and Porter was a B.S.U. football player.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Idaho weather

A few pictures of what I get to see everyday!

Out another window at the same time as the rest of the pictures.

Here comes the ...Snow?...Rain?...or just more wind?

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