Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

What a day.. we sure had fun... well until Bedtime when Maddy was sick and puking all night! Other than that it was a delight. Madilyn last minute decided she didn't want to be a Bee.. she wanted to be Belle. So we proceeded to whip a Belle costume together in about 20 minutes. It was too hard, since she got a Belle costume earlier this year in Disneyland. We did her hair.. and wala!! There was Belle!
Maddy and her friend Savannah made beautiful princesses! They went out despite the cold and had a great time. Grandpa was the greatest to take Maddy out with Me. I think he had just as much fun. I must say she came home with a TON of candy. More than I would like in my house! It is hard to believe that October is now officially over, and it is NOVEMBER!! Now it is time to think of Thanksgiving.. Black Friday Shopping {Which by the way I am COMPLETELY Excited about!!!!} Oh and how could I forget...... New Moon!! Yea, I am one of the crazies that will be heading out Friday November 20th to see it! However I am completely excited to go. My friend Candis is doing a Werewolf Breakfast {for Dinner hehe} and fun New Moon festivities. Then come 2:00am... we will be watching the movie! Can I just say.. I have high hopes it will be better than Twilight.. or so I hope! Either way it will be fun to try and pull and all nighter again... well at least try to. haha. Then comes good old Christmas.. can you believe it is only 54 days away!? Man, time flies, it seems like we just did this! Eh oh well, I love this time of year! Well I hope everyone had a great Halloween, enjoy the pics!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Big Slacker!

Alright, I know, I am the BIGGEST slacker when it comes to blogging. Lots of things have happened since my latest post. I know what you are thinking... pumpkins, fall, isn't that a little TOO soon!? Well, I have to say, that Fall is one of my most FAVORITE times of the year. I absolutely LOVE IT! THe colors, the smells, the warm sweaters, leaves changing, *sigh* it is perfect! So i thought I would get started early. ( I even have my house partially decorated! ha!) Where to begin. WEll, first off, Sam had surgery on his leg Friday July 31st, to remove a vericose (sp?) vein. All was well, he was taking great advantage of being laid up! lol Then Monday rolls around for his checkup appointment, and they found a blood clot. Well needless to say that was a kicker. Maybe I should rewind a day or two. Saturday (the day after his surgery) I got in the car ready to go over to my parents house, and wa'la... the "check engine" light comes on in the Jeeo. Now as you all know, that jeep has been more trouble than I would like to admit. HOWEVER, it was doing well for the time being, until that moment. I just wanted to cry!.. and I did. Then Monday taking the Jeep in to be looked at, my mom taking me back home so I could get Sam to his follow-up apointment to find out the blood clot. The Dr put him on blood thinners (coumadin) and Lovenox shots to help thin the blood. Can i just say.. OUCH! Sam's stomach after that first week looked like a battlefield. I felt so bad for him! He was a trooper I must say, he ended up giving himself the shots not only once, but twice a day! So on the way home from the Dr's already stressed about the blood clot, and Jeep. We get a phone call of some people wanting to look at the Jeep. We were completely honest in saying it was in the shop, but we were getting it fixed. Once we found out it was just a sensor, we called them back and they drove all the way from Cedar City to look at it! After a drive.. they loved it! Took it home that night. I was COMPLETELY shocked and excited. Grateful for the timing because that left us with one car, Sam on bedrest/home from work for the next week. That next Friday we were on crunch time finding a vehicle. The Doc had given Sam the "okay" to walk around and do normal things, just not to "over do it." Sam went out looking for a vehicle. I had attempted several times during the week with my dad to look at some vehicles, with no luck. I must say, I am VERY proud of Sam, he found our new car for us! A 2006 Black Saturn VUE. LOVED it! I really wanted a 3rd row, but decided that where we are at in our lives now, one child.. why did we need it. I was just trying to plan for the future, but we love it!
Secondly Maddy Started pre-school!! I had called about a month back, and they said they were full. I was really bummed! Madilyn is extrememly smart for her age. (No I am not just saying that because I am her mom, she really really is!) I am amazed at the things she says and does at 3!! I really felt like she needed to be challenged. Well over Labor Day weekend, we were headed down for my cousin Sheri Ann's wedding, and I got a phone call from Jolene. They had an opening. I was so excited! Of course, so was Maddy. She get's to go to school like the other kids at her Daycare. Her first day was the best! I took a break from busy work, and dropped her off. She had the BIGGEST grin on her face when I said goodbye. It made me cry! I can't believe she is already old enough to be in preschool. Then in a short 2 years, she will be in school. It makes me incredibly sad!! She has had so much fun, and thanks to my mom for dropping her off and picking her back up again. (Thanks Mom you are the best!) I need to find a more permanet fix, but for now, it works. :]
Lastly.. well that is about it! We are just keeping busy between work, dance, church callings etc. Yes, we still have our house on the market.... gr! haha We now have lowered it to $165K. So if you know of anyone looking for a house, send them our way! I have been busy with painting the upstairs, and we finished the basement a few months back. (Pictures to come) Now all we have to do is wait, and put our trust in the Lord that he knows best. In the meantime Maddy keeps on saying "Mommy, I really really want a new house in Lehi by James and Chomper." and I keep on torchering myself by looking at all the cute homes for sale! Our new kick.. is building a new home with Salisbury homes. It would be awesome! *sigh* well all in due time. Right now, we are trying to enjoy life to the fullest. Being happy and content where we are. Our goal.. to be in a house by Christmas.. that would be the best gift! Sorry for this being so long and boring.. hopefully some new exciting things will happen in the next little bit!!

Friday, June 19, 2009


Hey so, I am doing my own add on here.. hope ya don't mind! (Spread the word) We are selling our 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo [want to upgrade and get a 7 seater :)] Here are the details:
Blue 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo. This is a great SUV. We need a 7 seater though. The AWD/4WD makes this great in the snow and off road. Even though it's a V-8, it gets 20 mpg on the highway.
Dark Blue Exterior, Charcoal Interior, 5 Passenger Seating, Luggage Rack, Dual Front Air Bags, Rear Defroster, Privacy Glass, Power Windows/Locks, Cassette Player, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Air Conditioning, Tilt Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Interior Wood Trim, Digital Compass, Trip Odometer, and Tow Package. Newer radiator and brakes (within one year). New battery. BRAND NEW ALL TERAIN TIRES!
I have changed the oil every 3,000 miles and have done all the "little things" that others may have neglected. It runs & drives great!
Call us if you know anyone that is interested or email! Sam is probably the best to call about it, he knows more about car stuff! 801.897.5690 or email (801.897.5689)

Random Pics of Maddy

You have to love the randomness of my child.. she says and does the funniest things. I absolutely love this age!

She Fell asleep standing up by the couch! lol

I love her piggies!

Cheesy Grin... :] Nice Boots of Mom's!

Just cute..

This one I was trying to catch her with her leotard
over her head.. she came running in with it on, and
OF COURSE the camera wasn't right on hand.. oh
well got the cute grin!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Madilyn's First Dance Recital!

Madilyn's first Dance recital was yesterday.. she was SO stinking cute!! My cousin Marcee is her dance teacher, and just absolutely loves her. [Actually tonight she was taking my little dress shoe socks (the footie ones) and putting them ontop of her tights pretending to have "dance shoes like Marcee." She was taking her barbies, dolls, stuffed animals anything she could find and making them her students. lol it was SO funny. I couldnt help but laugh to myself. She did a lot better than I thought she would, even though she was a little off-beat, but what can you expect from a 3 year old! :] I love it! Her outfit was quite cute, and they danced to "Do you believe in Magic." I think all the girls (Kiara, Kayli, and Bryten) did a wonderful job!!
If I can get videos to work on here.. I will add the one we took of her. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A LOT of Catching up to do

Yes, yes, I know I have been quite the slacker when it comes to blogging. Life gets one TOO many steps a head of you... I think I am back on track.. hopefully!! A LOT has happened since the last time I have blogged. The biggest thing is that my little Maddy has turned 3!! Cannot believe how time flies by. We had an "Under the Sea" party with Ariel and all. She had lots of fun with her little friends and cousins. Maddy is in LOVE with her tricycle that Grandpa, Grandma Sellers and uncle Jeffy gave her! Chef Sam did a great job at cooking for the BBQ. We almost didnt get to do the party because of all this JUNE RAIN! I cannot believe that it is STILL raining... however, I am not ungrateful! I am so thankful for it! (Secretly I LOVE the rain!!!) It makes everything so green.. love it! I am thankful that we haven't had to water our lawn in seriously like 2 1/2 weeks! and it looks like we will make it 3 with this next storm coming through.. Definitely a change, but a great change!
Not only did Maddy have a birthday, but Sam and I did too! Both were great, but according to my cousin Will, after a certain number of Birthdays, you don't get any more! :] Not too much is going on, just working, and trying to keep up with life! Ella is doing great (that is our dog for all who don't know) she is LOVING being outside!! However, she digs in my flower pots and eats my plants.. not so good. But she is still a cute little puppy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Okay so I am sqeezing everything that has happened since the last time I posted.. so here is Easter!! We went down to Grandma's EvaDean's in Tropic, Utah.. LOVE IT! My parents have the Easter Egg hunt on their Camera.. more pics to add once I get that from them!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Finally I am updating the blog! Sorry it has been a while.. Easter is this weekend so there will be some new stuff on here! I just wanted to share some photos of Maddy that were taken this week by "Photos By Emilie." I won a photo shoot with her and decided perfect timing for Easter! Enjoy... she is such a Ham!
Everything else is going good.. we are still alive and doing well. Can't complain!

 "Little girls and girls dresses from Shabby baby"

Monday, February 9, 2009

Just Like Uncle Jeffy!

I had to post one more.. Maddy LOVES her uncle Jeffy A LOT. Also, she loves to wear anyones shoes she can get a hold of. I thought these were extrememly cute pictures.. she could BARELY hold herself up! hehe I love her!

Bed in the Closet....

So Maddy decided she was going to climb up in our linen closet and lay on one of the shelves.. I'm not talkin about the bottom shelf.. try the 3rd one up!! That child has a lot of her dad in her! He sat in a garbage can once at school.. just to name one. Sam caught her and I couldn't resist!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Blast From the Past!

Okay, SO I was going through our pictures throughout the years.. and came across A TON ( I am not even kidding..) of Madilyn that just brought back so many memories! I can't believe how fast time goes by, it just seems like yesterday I was holding her for the first time. I love it, she has been such a joy in our lives. I wanted to share the memories with you.. I hope you enjoy!
Again.. there are like over 100 pictures...

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I know you all probably get tired of me complaining about our house not selling. It is just hard! I know we are suppose to be here for a reason. I just thought it would have been before now! It is mostly because the market is crazy and really it is in the Lords hands. I REALLY have been down now that I found the house I absolutely love! I know I say that about a lot of homes, but this one is very cute! It is in Lehi (closer to Sam's work and median for both of us) 3,500 SF 4 beds 3 baths, plus a loft upstairs that could be made into a bedroom. Perfect size for us! We wouldn't need to move for a while!! haha Anyways.. here is the picture:

It is a little hard to see because of the sprinklers. I think it must have been up for a while (hence the date) Now it is a bank owned one. One day! I just keep praying it will happen soon! HOPEFULLY before Maddy's birthday so that we can actually have it inside instead of outside in the extreme hot!
Anyway, enough of my complaining, I am just grateful for being in a home, and that we aren't being forced out. That is all I can ask for! Here is a picture of our home now! It isn't so bad!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Maddy's First Day of Dance

Maddy Started Dance last night! She is taking Ballet & Tap through Becky's School of Dance. Miss Marcee (my cousin) is her teacher. I was nervous on how she would do.. she had been having some accidents this past weekend. I kept telling her that she could not take dance with Marcee if she kept having accidents. She was determined NOT to have another accident. We got there and all she could do was say "Where is Marcee! Where is Marcee! I need to Dance with Marcee!" However the way she said it sounded more like Maercey. She looked so cute in her leotard and ballet shoes. She did surprisingly well. At first I went out on the floor with her and helped her with stretches etc. Then she got the hang of it and I sat on the side of the room watching. She did well! I am excited to see how she does in the coming weeks!
(Some of the pictures didn't turn out so well. I think it is because of the glare from the floor)

Ella's First Haircut!

This one is one of my favorites! They put the cute bows in.

On Saturday the 27th of December we took Ella in for her first hair cut at Petsmart! She was so funny, when we took her in the store she loved seeing all of the different dogs. Once she was finished and home, she kind of just looked like... what just happened!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day After Christmas Storm!

All I can say is WOW! There was a lot of snow.. and it just kept coming and coming! Madilyn wanted to go out and play in the snow, so we got her all bundled up for it. She reminded me of Randy from The Christmas Story.. falling in the snow and can't get up! She was too cute. Ella had a blast, she looked like the abominable snowman with all the snow stuck to her face. She really enjoyed being outside. She somtimes got stuck and so far in that we could tell where she was at!