Saturday, January 31, 2009

Oaklee funny quotes

In the car today, Oaklee was talking all squeeky and Brian said, "Oaklee, you sound like Wharehouse Mouse"(little mouse off Imagination Movers). Oaklee responded with, "Oh, I didn't know I knew how to speak mouse". She is sooo funny.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Great Christmas Gifts That Keep on Giving

My mom and dad gave me a pressure cooker and John and Brenda gave us money to spend on food storage. Brian stayed home from work today to work around the house and go shopping with me. We bought some roasts and I am canning them now. The meat is really good with different seasonings. So, thank you to our moms and dads! I started a new blog about recipes where my ward can post different recipes and we can all share. I am the only one who has posted yet, but I am sure others will get on the page soon. You should check it out!!

Uncle Greg

My brother, Greg, has been staying with us 3-4 nights a week for the last few weeks. He got a temporary assignment in Cave Creek, but lives in Camp Verde. Staying with us saves him from the commute, but inconveniences him in other ways, I am sure!! The other day, the kids said, "Look new soap". Turns out they used all of Greg's shaving gel all over the bathroom. Greg went to turn on the shower and when he got in, there was a box of taco shells in the tub... oops! He got a kick out of family prayer when the other night during the prayer, a small voice from behind the recliner (Oaklee) started to sing "Mama Mia, here i go again, my my, how can I resist ya". Yeah, it took all we had to not stop the prayer and laugh. They play on his bed while he is at work and get so excited when he gets home. Yesterday he brought his "Flame thrower" to burn the weeds in my yard (he is a licensed forest fire fighter:)). Jaxson kept saying, "No light my house, Greg!". I am so glad they are having fun with him. I am sure he is happy to go home at the end of the week and join in his own family's craziness.

Charlee, Oaklee, and Brian checking out the flames.

My brother, Pyro Greg.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

It's Been A Long Time

I have been such a bad blogging friend the last couple of weeks. I usually update more often and check out how my friends are doing. I watched a clip from Utube that my Sister in Law sent to me that inspired me to keep up with my great friends. I am scared that I will be going to bed far too soon in this pregnancy, so I thought that I would catch up then, but I feel like I should do it now and not put anything off. You can check out the clip AT:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A crazy few days

Well, this week has been a little crazy. Brian and I decided that it was time to sell our house and get into something more in our means. We keep hearing the Prophet tell us to get out of debt and that would be very hard to do while living in my dream home. Over the last few days, we have been painting, touching up, and cleaning to prepare to list it. My house looks GREAT!! I am so excited about the possibilities. I feel so at peace about this decision, so I know it is right for us!
I have also been feeling a little nauseated the last few days and unbelievably tired. I had to start taking my meds that control my morning, afternoon, and evening sickness. It makes me tired and a little irritable. My family would disagree with the "Little" term when it comes to my moodiness, but I am trying!:)
I went to take Oaklee to school yesterday. This was our conversation:
M: Let's go to school.
O: No, I already learned everything.
M: Oh yeah? What is the capital of Arizona?
O: B

Hmmmm?? Yeah, she still has more to learn!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Feeling Inspired- A Rant from Scottee

My visiting teachers shared a great message with me today and I wanted to share it here with my friends. The title is "Stand Strong and Immovable in Faith"
I wanted to share this passage with you:
Elder M. Russell Ballard says:
"Your testimony of Jesus Christ is the most important anchor that you can have to help hold you, steadfast and immovable, to principals of righteousness, regardless of the challenges and temptations that may come in the future."
I think of all the challenges that have come my way in the last few years and I am astounded that I made it through. I think of all of the blessings that have come in the last few years and my breathe is taken away. I am so blessed. Someone out there has it harder than I do. Many people have it harder than I do and I am so thankful for my testimony in Jesus Christ and the knowledge it gives me to help me to withstand and be grateful for my challenges. If you want to read the whole message, go to and click on the visiting teaching message for January. It is great!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Have I made Heavenly Father into a Villan?

I was showing my kids what the new baby looks like this morning on the computer. I said something like, "Hopefully this one can come live with us". To this, Jax replied, "No Box" (this is what they call a coffin). Then Oaklee said, "Yeah, Don't let Heavenly Father get this one. He already has one." Have I taught my kids that Heavenly Father takes people and we are mad about it? When we lost Trevee, Brian told them that Heavenly Father asked if Trevee could live with him and we said yes. Oaklee asked why we said yes. We told her that when Heavenly Father asks, we say yes. This morning made me realize that I need to talk about how grateful I am that Heavenly Father kept Trevee for me. I know that she was meant to come here for a very short time and go back to be with him. I am so excited for another baby to come join our family and I want them to thank Heavenly Father for this, not begrudge him for keeping Trevee.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Good Intentions!!

So, I started the Fit Club last week before I found out that I was pregnant. Being Pregnant is different for me than it is for others. Doctors tell people to continue exercising and being active... Not me!! I need to taker it easy and since daily exercise makes up 2 of the 10 points, I quit the Fir Club!! I know... What a slacker. So, good luck to all of my fellow Fit Clubbers. Enjoy my $10 contribution to the cause!!:)

Spring Festival Cut Outs

I made boards with holes in them for heads to go in. They are for the Fairytale Festival for our school in March. It was fun painting them. I love when I have time to use my creativity. My kids and Greg and Nancy and their kids all took turns putting their heads through. Cute, Huh??
Greg as the Knight in Shining Armor.

Jaxson, the little piggy.
Little Piggy, Charlee
Silly Oaklee the Pig.

Nancy, The Fairytale Princess.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Charlee was fighting with Jaxson like crazy all day!! She was driving me crazy. I told her to go play and leave him alone. When Brian got home she said, "Daddy, Mom hurt something on me." Brian ansked what I hurt on her and she said, "She hurted my feelings". Oh, now I feel bad when I shouldn't!!

Our Fruit Basket

My sister in law did the fruit co-op in Camp Verde this week, so I thought What the Heck!! I'll give it a try. Me and my Mom and the kids went to the park today and paid $15 for a lot of food. Here is what we got:
2 bunches bananas
1o oranges
9 apples
10 pears
1 Large head lettuce
1 bunch Collared greens
3 yellow squash
1 box strawberries
1 large bag green grapes
2 avocados

Holy Yeah!!! Lotts of food for not a lot of money. It is all very fresh. i was so excited!! If you are interested, check out

Friday, January 16, 2009

The New Blob of Cells

I just posted the widget for the new baby on my blog today... It is kind of not cute!! I went to the Doctor on Wednesday and got to look at my little blob of cells. I know that sounds a little mean, but that is what he/she looked like. I go back next Thursday for another ultrasound. They are going to be VERY careful with me this pregnancy (Like they were so lenient before). Dr. Erickson wants me to have a weekly ultrasound to check the length of my cervix. When it starts to shorten at all, I go into bed for the duration. I am also going to see the Perinatologist to see if he wants to stitch my cervix closed. I am not so sure about this one, but I will wait and see what he has to say. I am hoping that Heavenly Father will give me a break on this one. I gave Trevee to him and I am not even mad about it. Maybe he will reward me??? If not, I am okay with that. I hope I don't have a rough time, but I will do what I have to to bring my baby home. If by some chance, history repeats itself, I will be sad, but I know that I will be okay. Heavenly Father has blessed me with so much and I am grateful for what I have been given. I am so excited about the sweet baby inside of me. The kids are pretty happy, too. They keep rubbing my fat tummy. It is fat, not baby that they rub, so I don't know how I feel about it:)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ty's Funeral

My cousin, Tyrel, had his funeral on Saturday in Snowflake. It was a beautiful experience. It was sad to see him as Charlee says "in his box". It did not look like him at all. I guess that is because his sweet spirit was not in his body. It was just his shell. I did not like that part. It was sad to see his friends and family sad, but it seemed that everyone was okay with where he is. My Aunt and Uncle and one of my cousins read from Ty's journal. A week before he killed himself, he wrote something about wanting to die and being ready to go meet his Heavenly Father. He also talked about knowing that his family would be okay because they know the Plan of Salvation. I don't condone taking one's own life. His family does not condone it, either. It was comforting to hear that his sickness made him get to this point. I know that Heavenly Father will forgive my cousin. He was smart... so smart that I think he was a little too analytical and when he got sick, his smarts about the gospel clouded his views. He had a photographic memory. He could play the piano beautifully. He won the Arizona State Wrestling title with a broken finger and a ripped off toenail. I did not know these things before his funeral. I am so grateful that I was able to learn these things. I know he is at peace. I know that he is happy and free from his illness. I am happy for him and for his family. I am so happy that they have faith in the gospel. Without faith, I don't think I could handle some things that the Lord has sent me. I know I would not be having another baby without the faith that the Lord's will will be done. I don't want to lose another baby. I have a fear, but I know that I have constant comfort if I ask for it. I am so grateful for this faith.

Scottee and her BIG Mouth!!

I have such a big mouth and I am so excited that I have told enough individual people to announce it to everyone... We are Pregnant!! Well, I am Pregnant, but Brian can take some credit. We are so excited. I am not due until September 19th, but our "Goal Date" is August 22nd. That will put us at 36 weeks, which will be great. I hope everything goes well, but I am not sure I will ever relax in this pregnancy. Some people wait until after the 1st trimester before they tell everyone in the "safe zone", but I am not sure that the safe zone exists for me. I am so grateful for all of my sweet friends and family who prayed for me to get pregnant. I appreciate your love, support, and faith. It makes my faith grow to see our prayers answered. I am so Excited!! I had to take multiple tests to check!! Yep... they say Pregnant!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Turn Down the Sound and Listen to Oaklee...Crazy!!

Oaklee was looking at my blog and doing this weird little laugh. I sneaked the video because it was so random. She usually does not laugh like this, but it is pretty funny.


We had a bonfire in our backyard to burn our Christmas boxes and My Mom and Dad's Christmas tree. It was fun. We roasted the jumbo strawberry marshmallows. Only one or two turned into flame throwers. The kids love "Fire Parties". Charlee played her new princess guitar so we had nice music. Oaklee wore her Dora backpack and almost hit a few people with her roasting skewer. Jaxson was a pyro maniac, but he eventually asked to go inside because it was dark and he was tired. It was fun!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A tid bit for your "Gee Wizz Collection"

I found the 10 most interesting Dog names registered in the Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) Here they are!!

1. Rush Limbark
2. Sirius Lee Handsome
3. Rafikikadiki
4. Low Jack
5. Meatwad
6. Peanut Wigglebutt
7. Scuddles Unterfuss
8. Sophie Touch & Pee
9. Admiral Toot
10. Spatula

I think Spatula is pretty unusual:)

These are the 10 most unusual cat names (I hate cats, but it is funny(Allergic!!)).

1. Edward Scissorpaws
2. Sir Lix-a-lot
3. Optimus Prrrime
4. Buddah Pest
5. Snoop Kitty Kitty
6. Miss Fuzzbutt
7. 80 Bucks
8. Sparklemonkey
9. Rosie Posie Prozac
10. Toot Uncommon

Miss Fuzzbutt??? Classic in the making!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Oh, Oaklee

Brian got a whoopee cushion from my Mom in his stocking at Christmas. Oaklee is the only one of our kids to figure out how to blow it up. She calls it her "Fart Bag" nice, huh?? It is funny how she blows it up and the others sit on it and give it back for her to blow it up again. Now if she could just learn how to blow her nose...

Monday, January 5, 2009

I am so Blessed!

This weekend was a little sad for me and my family. My 25 year old cousin, Ty, died on Sunday morning. He was not well in the head and took his own life in what we can only assume was a very dark time for him. It makes me sad that some religions believe that if a person commits suicide that they go to hell. What kind of a Heavenly Father would do that to someone? He was sick and I know that Heavenly Father loves him and will continue to have mercy on him. He served a mission for our church in Oregon. He was the Arizona State High School wrestling champion. He was such a nice kid. He was handsome, smart, and well loved. It makes me sad that he is gone because he had so much potential. I will miss him and I ask for all of your prayers for my Aunt, Uncle, and 7 other cousins as they come to terms with the loss of a son, brother, and uncle. I think of how sad I still am over losing Trevee and I did not have 25 years to get to know her. I can't imagine losing one of my kids at that age and I hurt for everyone who has to go through that. I am so blessed to have the kids that I do here with me on Earth. I am so thankful for the opportunity that I had to get to know the real spirit of my cousin. I am thankful for the knowledge of the Plan of Salvation. I know where he is and I know he is safe, loved, and with my sweet baby Trevee.:)

Friday, January 2, 2009

I love Jaxson I love Jaxson I love Jaxson

So last night Brian and I stayed up late to watch a movie together. It was about 11:30 when it ended and he went in to tuck in the kids. To his surprise, Jaxson was not in his room. He went into the Girls' room and found Jaxson sitting on Oaklee's bed chatting with her and playing a leapster video game. He is such a turkey about staying in his room lately. This was the final straw for Brian. He turned the door handle around so we can lock Jax in his room. I was so sad. I am sure he will turn out okay despite the door handle thing.

Jaxson also gave me another surprise yesterday. I was busy most of the morning because our refrigerator broke sometime in the night or previous day and I was canning all of the thawed meat from the freezer and putting all the fridge stuff into ice chests in the kitchen. I went to find him because he was a little too quiet for a little too long. I found him in my laundry room playing in my food storage. I laughed and took his picture as he put cans into cups, and then I realized what he had done. He pulled the seal off of all of my cans of Oatmeal (6 cans). I guess I get to vacuum saver all of that now, too. He is so cute and funny though. After he got into trouble last night, he came into my bed and hugged me and kissed me... Then Brian kicked him out of the bed:). I guess you gotta love little boys!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The New House Rules.

Anya gave me a good idea about how to solve the behavior problems with our crappy kids:). She said to make a family rules chart and stick to the consequences. For FHE this week, we did this as our activity. Charlee thought of the "No getting in Mom's Purse" rule and Brian came up with the sniffing a diaper for 1 minute as a consequence for talking back. I nixed that one, but I put it on the chart because I thought it was funny. It has actually worked this week!! They know the consequence and we have been good about following through, so thanks for the great idea, Anya!!