Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I hope everyone has a great Christmas!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009


I love Christmas...everything about it. I started listening to Christmas music the day after Halloween, I pretend to be annoyed when others are about how soon Christmas goes up, but secretly I love it. They had a blast decorating the tree...but after they went to bed I rearranging everything they did...however they have redone it since then 10 times. I cant win. But I don't care...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Ok so I have been meaning to do this post for a while...I am having issues with it. I had an lazy eye, my Mom found it when I was about 4 or 5. I had to be patched, and wear glasses. I still have issues when I think back about that, cause not only did I look ridiculous but they patch your good eye, and expect you to see out of your bad eye....but my bad eye I couldn't see anything out of! Try learning how to read with one eye that doesn't really work...not so much fun! And lets be honest kids are mean, and I got called all sorts of names. Had they caught it earlier they could have corrected it more then they were able to, but at least both my eyes look in the same direction...for that I am grateful!

Moving on...I was getting me eyes checked from a friend of ours, and Sawyer climbed up onto my lap after we were done. He decided to check out her eyes, as long as we were there. So hes checking, and then checking some more, and grabbing different instruments and looking again, I knew that there was a problem. He looks up and says "Well Shelby you passed your lazy eye on to your daughter.." Words that just warmed my heart!

So needless to say she already has glasses, and has to be patched for a few hours a day. I think that all my hatred for my situation is making me feel horrible about the fact that she has to go through the same thing...And the fact that Mic calls her "Corky" for those of you who remember the show, ( a name that now she kinda likes) and I think people treat her a little different like maybe she is "special needs" Sometimes I feel like I do, cause she looks the part! haha

So here are a few pictures of my Corky...I still love her to pieces

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


My baby turned 2!!!! I cant believe it. I guess when it is your third child, there are no gifts, or parties, and they dont know the difference! She was pretty stoked about her Elmo cupcake though!

She is the heart of our family. She is quirky and funny, and loves her brothers! She loves Elmo, and pirates right now, and loves to climb up in my salon chair cause she always thinks it is her turn! She loves the song by the Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" and can sing a lot of the song, it is hilarious! She also is pretty dang smart, and talks and sings most of the day. It is hard to get her to stop! I love her and just cant get enough of her!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009


We just had one of the funnest weekends of our life!!! We were lucky enough to be invited to the "Rancho Relaxo" with Mic's closest friends from High School! It was a blast! 16 adults, 20 kids!!!

These guys have been friends forever, and have the stories to prove it.....I am just going to leave it there..ha ha

This place is on 750 acres. The yard is amazing with everything you could possibly want to do. Football, fishing, four-wheeling, swing set, kick ball, Zombie...and to much laughing!!!

Steve M., Chris F., and Cody H.,
Mike C., Mic H., Jeremy P.,Pete P., and Jeff F.

Honestly I didn't even see Hayden for two days, all he did was ride the 4 wheeler , and Mack was brave enough to go with him a time or two!

Jeff and Mic put a slip and slide up. It was 10 feet wide, and 100 feet long! It was freezing but most of the kids didn't care, they went anyway! Mack didn't want to go by himself, so he would hop on Mics back and they would go down together.

Mic and Steve thought that this was a brilliant wasn't!

They didn't even make to the slip-and-slide before they fell!

Dinner time!! Crazyiness!!!

We played a very"friendly" game of kickball
little Mack trying to kick the ball
Hayden took this picture, and I loved it. My kids were angels the whole time. All the kids got along, and had the time of their life. We feel so grateful having friends like these!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Mack was a little sad the other day when Hayden got to go buy some sweet stuff with the money from his cookie sale, so we did it again! He was stoked!! He had no clue what he was actually doing, and he and Sawyer ate lots of the cookies, but he too had so much fun! Mics mom and dad came down, and his sister drove from Lehi for Mack to buy some of his cookies! Thanks guys!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009


When your husband is out of a send your kids to work.....

This little cutie wanted to do some sort of a lemonade stand, but instead of lemonade we sold cookies! And they were a hit. It took only about 20 minutes before the cookies were gone! It was a blast! A little Grandpa even stopped and gave him a dollar for 2 money...Hayden was in heaven!

In all he made about 6 dollars, and we all had fun in the process.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


This year for the 24th my parents had a campout in the back yard! It was a blast! We bar-b-qued, played games, roasted marshmellows, and had our own drive-in movie! Only 1 kid threw up, 1 had an ear ache, and only one went home! Not to shabby for 19 kids!!!!

Between the tent, and the blowup matress, Sawyer thought she was at Disneyland!
chocolate game

honestly they grow up way to fast, and she thinks she is a big kid, and tried to play all the games!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Doesn't every Mom look forward to nap time?! Well I do and my kids are pretty good about taking naps. Well I put her down, and after like 30 mins she is still talking and playing, and every once in a while screaming! So I went to check on her, and this is what I found!

She had tried to take off her sundress and it is stuck on her shoulders. Her diaper is off, and she has this thing about wearing Macks clothes so she has some of Macks pajama pants on, and somehow she got them up around her waist!!!


She was so proud of herself!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Honestly I cant get enough of these 3!