Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas program Part 2

Once there was a snowman, snowman, snowman.
Once there was a snowman - tall, tall, tall.
In the sun he melted, melted, melted.
In the sun he melted - small, small, small.

Up on the house top click, click, click.

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer (reindeer).

This is Brandon singing Rudolph the red nose reindeer.

Jingle Bells

Visit with Santa.

From my family to yours Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pre-school program Part 1

Brandon had his Christmas program a couple of days ago. Lets just say I am a very proud Mama! This is the class singing "Once there was a snowman, snowman."

Here they are being asked what is there favorite part of Christmas. The sound was a little off when I looked at the yesterday. Hopefully it will be better today.

Here they are singing "Up on the housetop".

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

This is the Place....

Brandon and I tagged along with my sisters family to This is the Place State Park. We had a lot of fighting...uh I mean fun. Brrrr, it was cold but everything was beautiful.

Brandon and Kayla on the train.

A ship in the night.... This was on the train too.

Here the kids are putting together a reindeer brown bag that has some treats in it. The next one is Brandon putting together a caboose . Connor and Kayla put the engine and the caboose together too. The next one is Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen
... I'm not sure which one.

And here are the kids with Santa. I couldn't get ride of the red eye.... anyway we had fun.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas pictures & an Eagle

Here are some more pictures of Brandon and our tree.

Hurry Mom!

"Wait, Mom. Take one of me doing push ups."
Okay, here my nephew Chris was awarded his Eagle and at his presentation they had this real Eagle. I got to see him up close so I have one really good picture.

Chris and the Eagle

Up close and personal.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

random pictures...

These are some crazy pictures of my little boy doing funny things.

Brandon cracks me up. I thought he might like my cowboy hat that I bought 5/6 years ago at a rodeo and he wont take the thing off. He runs around with his bat (gun) and shoots all the bad people (me, the dog and the cat). He will even put on his jammies (the ones with feet) and claims he is a super cowboy (it's now a cape...I need to find his cape...) This is him in the office with me, and his hat was down low. I had to knock his hat up to see his face. He had it over his eyes and was giggling. silly boy.

Well what can I say about this picture.... Brandon found my swim suit and thought it would be funny to wear it. The funny part is that it's on backwards! I told him that it was on backwards, he didn't think so.

This one is Brandon's room. The theme is Cars.

this one cracks me up. He sings "abcdefpurspurgarelpursur umm"

Brandon doing a cart wheel. I could never do one of these. sigh

Monday, December 8, 2008

Festival of trees

I love the Festival of Trees. All money from the festival goes to Primary Childrens Hospital, to help those families who can't afford to pay the hospital bill. Both Brandon and his cousin Connor have both been treated by the doctors at Primary Childrens hospital. For those of you who are unfamilier with the FOT. This is how it works...

1. Someone decorates and then donates a decorated tree (larg tree, small tree, wreath, gingerbread house, etc).

2. Someone buys the tree and all the trimming.

3. All the money from the trees are givin to Primary Childrens Hospital.

This includes the cost of getting in to see the trees and the money from all the goodies they sell.
Here's some pictures my sister took (I forgot my camera).

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

update :)

Well, I finally downloaded all my pictures for the last 2 1/2 months on my computer. I don't think I posted these pictures. This is Brandon and our dog playing in the snow.
She is waiting for Brandon to throw a snowball.

keep on swimming, uh I mean walking, keep on walking.

Playing in the snow.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Our House

A week ago we bought a house. I had a cold or the flu or something so I haven't blogged about it. But now I feel much better. The pictures are tiny but you get the picture (ha ha).

Our House
Our Kitchen

Our Dinning Room
Our Living Room

Brandon's Room

and of course our room.
I have painted Brandon's room and will take a picture of it when it's all done. We move in on Friday. Yeah!!!!! I went to the store and bought tons of food, put up the blinds (well Dad and Rich did) and sealed the tile floors.... whew!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Boo at the Zoo

So last week our Zoo has a safe treak or treating party at the Zoo. Here are our Star Wars kids.
Connor - Luke or Anakin , Brandon - Darth Mader (Vader), Jayden - Yoda and Kayla - Padme.

Jayden helping his Daddy push the wagon with ALL the older kids and candy.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Okay, so these aren't Halloween pictures. They are pictures of Brandon and his friends Aaron and Ian. Tara, Mechelle and I (with our kids) went to Gardner Village a week ago and to ride horses, pet all the animals (in the petting zoo) and play on the grass. Boy did we have fun.

Riding the horse.
Petting the goat with Ian.

Look how soft the sheep is.

How cute!
two against one. fun, fun, fun.

Friday, October 24, 2008

20 years ago...

Becca just tagged me. :O so now I need to do a blog on what I was doing twenty years ago...

20 years ago 1988
Twenty years ago.. I had just graduated from high school and was starting my first semester of college. I think I started working at the college Feb 1989 in the Media Center.

My school just had our 20 year reunion. I didn't go because I was in the middle of moving back to Utah.

10 years ago 1998
Ten years ago I had been married for five years and was working at Salt Lake Community College in the Media Center.

5 years ago 2003
After working in the Media Center I went to work for Distance Education from 1999-2002. In 2001 my husband joined the National Guard and then in 2002 re-entered the Army. We moved from Salt Lake to Fort Lewis, Washington. February 2003 my husband was sent to Iraq and four and a half years ago we adopted our sweet angel – Brandon.

1 year ago 2007
Let’s see…A year ago we were living at Andrews AirForce Base. In Nov 2004 Rich was sent to Korea and then 9 months into his tour he was sent to Iraq. March of 2006 he was injured and sent to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC (I was living in West Jordan, Ut). We (Brandon and I) moved to Maryland to be with him after 18 months. So a year ago we were living in Maryland, I had just been given the job as 2nd councilor in my ward Relief Society, Rich was recuperating and Brandon was a busy three year old.

Going back some more.. about a month ago we moved back to Utah.
I took my dog to the Vet. She had surgery on her right front paw. We thought that it might be cancer but it wasn’t. She is being naughty and keeps licking it.

Trying to buy a house and get a job.

Go to “build and Grow” at Lowes.
Go to the Zoo.
Go to our wards Trunk or Treat.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


So a couple of weeks ago my sister called me and told me the Lowes has this program called Build and Grow for children. They make an item everyother Saturday that's free. They get a certificate showing it's done with a patch that can go on the apron that they give the children. They also gave him some goggles to wear to protect his eyes. So far he has made a firetruck and a skeleton. I couldn't resist taking pictures of him working on his project. Cute huh!

Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm back...

Okay, so I finally figured out how to download my pictures onto my moms computer. I think I will only show a few today and add some more tomorrow or Monday. This is our trip from Maryland to Utah. Not really exciting but I thought it funny that my cat decided to sleep in Brandon's car seat.Here he is looking out the window...
Looking at me.....
Stopped for lunch...
Stop taking my picture, I'm trying to sleep.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Birthday party

We had a birthday party for the aug and sept birthdays at my sisters house. I forgot to take any pictures until my nephews tried to get in this little car. David got out before I could take any pictures but I did get Chris. I still don't have the internet on my computer, I'm going to see if I can put my pictures on my moms computer....

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Home in Utah

So we finally made it to Utah. It was a LONG drive (4 1/2 days) but we made it. My computer isn't hooked up to the internet yet so I stole some of my moms pictures to put on my blog (thanks Mom!)

Grandpa, Brandon and MJ at the Surrat House. Mary Surrat and her son may or may not have helped in the death of Pres Ab Lincoln. She was the first woman to be put to death...

Grandma and Brandon in front of the tavern.
Brandon at Mount Vernon. The statues are of George, Martha and their two grandchildren.
This is the new Petagon Memorial that just opened to the public on 9-11-08. Each bench represents someone who died. The benches facing the pentagon died at the pentagon and the benches facing the sky were on the air plane... Each bench has a little pool underneath.
I will try to post my pictures in the next few days.