19 September 2014

Flashback Friday


July 2007

Brittany, Jaycey, & Kimberly

(right before going in the tiny car thing up the st. louis arch)

18 September 2014

Life Lesson #4

If God is your co-pilot...

trade seats.

17 September 2014

Wedded Bliss

The last full day of my Utah trip was my niece's wedding...

I love her wedding story.

I love that she found (or did he find?) her "Him".

I couldn't be more happy for her.  It's her turn.  It's time for her to have her life.  I wish them all the best and the strength to get through the icks of life together.

Seriously happy for her.


Had my biggest (i think i'm safe in saying he's the tallest) nephew hold my smallest niece...
Cousin time!!!  He played along... (and really, this baby girl DOES smile a lot...she seems to be a serious photo taker...)


Once again...Wyatt and CJ had to have their baby cousin time... I chuckle at the background cuz Tyler loves to visit...


A family photo in the making... Meg posing purdy...


Not only were there there "found" watermelons in the creek (did i blog that story?), but there were snakes!  And Kim isn't afraid...


They were doing some sort of picture here...so I joined in from the sidelines...


The oldest and youngest brothers having some love...


Evelyn thought LaDawn's chin was tasty...


The car...


Some snakes...


And the cake...


Congratulations to the Mr. & Mrs.!!!

16 September 2014

Still Her Fault

So...this morning...as Doug is leaving for work...my eye spies a pudding/tapioca lid on the floor.

Which isn't too difficult...there is getting to be less and less in this home...like...we're almost to the point of switching residences because there are fewer and fewer things here...and tonight the computer and tv get moved over so...the couch will be next and our bed is coming up quick on the queue...we're about to be living elsewhere...

But I digress.

Back to the foil thing on the floor...

*ahem*

In my loving wifely way, I cannot pass on this opportunity to give him a little bit of grief...

Ok.  I could pass on it, but I chose not to...

And I say, "Oh no...look!  There's a pudding lid on the floor!"

He looks.

He moves over and looks closer.

Mutters real soft, "Jaycey..."

LOL!

More than four years since she has flown the nest.

A year since she's been here.

Darn near an entire country between us...and this talented daughter of mine is still isn't throwing her garbage away.

*tsk*  *tsk*

Jaycey indeed.




15 September 2014

Those Darn Signs...

School's back in.

Those signs that irritate me are going up.

You know...those ones that say: Fill-in-the-blank Football player #?? lives here...

Or the one that ticked me off:  Fill-in-the-blank Cheerleader lives here...

Really?

Let's just advertise where kids live.

Keep in mind, I'm also the momma that told her children to not get vanity license plates that have their name on them...why just hand out that information to all the creepers out there?

(i may have read too many things on ted bundy...)

(and yes, i realize i blog...hush now...)

I don't want the sign out in front of my house giving my name and how many people live here.

Heck...I don't even like the family vinyl things on the back of cars...showing the creepers exactly where little people live...

I'm a bundle of joy and trust I tell you.

I just keep seeing those signs and I want to go pull them out, walk to the front door, hand the sign to the momma and say, "Here.  Let's keep that child just a little bit safer, eh?  You are welcome."

That's all.

13 September 2014

Family Time This n That

While in Utah, I was able to be there when Michael opened his mission call...I love that Michael of mine...

So here is my niece, two nephews and my sister-in-law...


And here is Julia and her family...minus Tony...who was still on his mission...


Love this nice and calm picture of Julia with her son...with the tackle in the background...



Got a snippet of Michael playing...I remember when he couldn't play the piano at all...

video

Was able to go hang out with Evelyn and go shopping with her...she's a great little shopper...and she smiles FAR more than her pictures suggest...


Brittany got out her acrylics and we painted...I hadn't done that before...I will be doing more of that stuff...I liked the knife thing...


Went to the Ogden Temple Open House with Eddie, Kim & Jaycey.  We met up with Dan, Barbara, and her mom after...and saw Susan and her crew just before we left...


At my last family picnic for this trip, Rich did a terrific thing with the sidewalk chalk and started some family brain teasers fun...







Don't you just love rubber band wrists?  And dimpled knuckles? 


Snitched this picture...I love it...it's my aunt's family.  Well, probably most of them.  Pretty good legacy a pretty great lady is leaving behind her here... 



12 September 2014

Flashback Friday


October 1994

Mom, LaDawn, & Dad