Friday, December 19, 2008


YOu know you have all worn one, and yes even me, but honestly you all know they are NOT comfortable. This video is too funny, and all I have to say is AMEN!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Last week Joe and I went to temple to receive our endowments, and before we went we talked to Stratton a lot about the temple, and one of the main thing I would tell him about the temple was that by going through the temple our family can be together forever and only by doing this could we go the highest kingdom( or to him its just heaven). So here is our conversation the morning Joe and I went to the temple.

Mom: Stratton do you know that Mom and Dad get to go to the temple today?

Stratton: (excited) Me too!Do I get to go?

Mom: No Stratton, not yet this time is only for mom and dad

Stratton: (sad expression on his face) Are you and dad going to heaven?

It was so funny, he was so sad because he thought that mom and dad were dying and going to heaven through the temple. He is the funniest kid, and says the most off the wall stuff sometimes, but he really remembers everything I tell him, even from years ago!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mom's Visit

This is a little late but at the end of September my mom and her husband Ron came to visit, and I just got these pics to post they are so cute. My mom came to a reading night for Stratton's school and she got to meet his teacher and read a few books to him, So sweeet.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Prop 8 Protestors

For those of you that don't know Proposition 8 was just the same as AZ's prop 102 to state in our constitution that marriage is between a Man and Woman, and so NO courts could go through the cracks in our legal system to legalize gay marriage. It is now set in stone in Az and the famous state of gay marriage California(yay), and they are blaming the mormons and there is protest like you would not believe! I know it has been said that the Latter Day Saints would have much persecution in the last days, but can you believe this? This is the last days and a time that we need to always stand up for what we believe in and be the living proof of the gospel. This is the greatest time to live here on the earth.
""The board is set, the pieces are moving, we come to it at last, the great battle of our time".

Mesa Temple Here We Come

:) At Last!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A message from "Joe the Plumber"

I know, enough of the politics but this is too funny to pass up, mostly because my husband's name is Joe, and he is a plumber!

Sweetheart Tag

Sweetheart Tag - The rules have to be posted at the beginning of the tag. Each person answers questions about their sweethearts. At the end of the post, the person then tags 6 people and posts their names. Then go to their blog & leave them a comment, letting them know they have been TAGGED.
What is your husbands name? Joe
How long have you guys been married? Almost 6(yay)
How long did you date? 8months ,engaged 2
How old is he? 28
Who is taller? Joe
Who can sing best? Me
Who is smarter? Mostly me,common sense smart! :)
Who does laundry? I do but he always helps
Who pays the bills ? Me
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do
Who mows the lawn? He does most of the time.
Who cooks dinner? Me, I love to cook. You wouldn't want his cooking .
Who is the first to admit when they are wrong?Usually him he is so forgiving and humble( one of his best traits), I am stubborn, not my best trait
Who kissed who first? he did
Who wears the pants? He tries but I always win, it goes back to his humble traits
I tag everyone, I am a rule breaker

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Goodbye America!

Hello Socialism!
Sorry to be so negative, but I really had hoped that Obama would not be voted as President, I mean he doesn't even salute the American flag and he is the president of the United States!! I have just started to feel that these are definately the last days,and our times to be tested on our Faith.

As Elder James J. Hamula of the quorum of the seventy has said, "You were entrusted to come to the earth in these last days to do again what you did before—to once again choose good over evil".

I believe that as the world becomes more wicked, the righteous become more righteous so we can only hope to stay close to our Heavenly Father in all of these perilous times.:)

I stole this video from Katie's blog, thank you.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Kind of R&R

There is nothing like a night of rest & relaxation after a day of non-stop work! My kind of R& R is a hot bath, and............. Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream, Yum!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Barack O**** !!!!!

Yes in my house this is a cuss word, not just to Joe and I, but apparently Stratton thinks so as well. Apparently he has been listening with us as we watch the news on CNN, and they always talk about Barack Obama as some of you may know(they're biased)whatever! Anyways, the other night Stratton was told to go and take a bath, and at this age he just doesn't like taking baths and so he got really mad and said in his angriest voice " Dad, your just a Barack Obama"!! He immediately thought he must have said a bad word by the looks on our faces(before we burst with laughter), and he immediately said he was sorry for saying that bad word and we told him this isn't really a bad word, just in our house :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tag I'm It!!

I Was Tagged By Cassie

My 8 Obsessions right now....
1. My Family & getting sealed
2. Spending time with Stratton
3. School
4. Good Friends
5. Twilight Movie coming out Nov.21
6. Bunco
7. Food Storage
8. Getting Out of Debt

8 words or phrases I use often...
1. I Love you
2. Coolness
3. I am sleepy
4. We need a break
5. I'm hungry!(we know this one girls)
6. Can I help you?
7. Do you want a timeout?
8. What did I say?

8 things I want to do before I die...
1. Go to Italy
2. See Andre Pochelli in concert(thousand dollar tickets, at least!)
3. Make a difference in someone's life
4. Finish with a Doctorate Degree
5. Finish all my Scrapbooks
6. Go on a huge family vacation with my whole family
7. To be free of any debt
8. Go on a mission with Joe

8 things I want or need right now...
1. To go to bed
2. To relax
3. My own house
4. To get my hair trimmed
5. A spiritual uplift
6. To pee
7. To fix my neck
8. A bigger bed!!!!

8 people I tag....
1. Chaundra
2. Katie J
3. Kathy
4. Brandi
5. Rachell
8. Katie D.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

New Found Passion

This semester in school I decided to take a break from "boring" classes and try our Photoshop. Even though its not really a class , yout teach yourself more than anything. It has become another passion of mine, you can do so many beautiful effects to pictures.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Halloween Is Going To Stink This Year!!!

Ha,Ha gotta love the truth!

Friday, September 19, 2008

My Girls:)

My girls, Vanessa,Becca, Cassie, and Chaundra, I love these girls, I am so grateful to have such wonderful friends.. Thank you girls for being such great friends, without you I would have no one to go on long walks with then pig out at lunch with(lol)Love you all!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remember 9/11

Today on 9/11 2001, the day of great sadness, and ultimate sacrafice. I was 17, and a senior in high school, and I remember that day as if it were yesterday. I had spent the night at Kourtney's house, and on the morning on 9/11 I awoke to Kourtney shaking telling me to wake up, and all I heard at first was"wake up, there is a plane that crashed into the twin towers". Immediately I awoke and ran to the t.v. as fast as I could and made it just in time to see the second plane heading straight for the towers. I stood there in complete shock and sadness, it was so chaotic on t.v. , people were screaming and crying,dust completely covered the ground and air. To those that were lost, and their families who survived and ecspecially to the one's who still fight for us , you are always in our hearts and in our prayers.

*Here is the link to the 9/11 memorial website, and the video they created in dedication to those who sacraficed for us.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Today is Stratton's 5th birthday, and I just can't believe it! They use to say to enjoy them because they grow up so fast, and they really do. It's like he was just born yesterday and then I blinked and he is 5. Stratton I hope you know how special you are to our family. I love and appreciate the person you already are, you are so sweet, smart, and my favorite part about you is your wide imagination, someday you are going to make your mark! :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Family Update

Yes I know it's been a while but my digital camera is broke, so I now have to use the 35mm which is great unless you want instant pic's. So I will be posting pics of Stratton's first day of school as soon as I get them. He did so good, and was completely excited, he got such an awesome teacher Mrs. Rhoton, which made me happy. He is doing good and doesn't even seem to miss me. He has so many friends, and I miss him so much while he is at school, it is so hard to believe he turns 5 tomarrow! I will be back to school next week so I am really excited to have something to fill my time while Stratton is away. Joe is also doing and attending school again this fall and we have a class together which is exciting to have the support. Until next time, luv you all! ;)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


so Stratton must be going through a maturing stage because he is doing and saying the oddest things. He has been into cleaning, organizing, and just making life more simple. Lately(this week and last) he has been so interested in infomercials, YES thats what I said Infomercials, you know the commercials that have the 5 second blast on how great their products are, or the one's you see late at night that are ridiculously long but yet they still interest you and you wonder could that really work?
So Stratton watches NOggin the show that plays all the kid shows, ALL day Long, and apparently they think that the kids need to get in on the action(or they think parent's are watching). But they have gotten Stratton to become a BELIEVER, they have him bought at 4 yrs old!!! Everyday he comes to me and has a different thing that he has seen that he has to have, and this is no joke, here is his list (for his birthday)if I laugh he gets mad because his is totally serious if you know Stratton he is Serious!!!!

1. Butterfly Habitat( you grow your own butterflies, who would have know)
2. Pixo's ( the one tool that helps them make bead art?)
3.Pancake Puff Maker (apparently they make your pancakes taste much better)
4. Buxton Bag Organizer ( this is for mom cause he says I can never find my phone)
5. Space Bags ( so this one if the funniest, so that I can have fresh clothes as good as new as the day they were put in the bags and Stratton swears by this one!)

Boy have I got a handful with this kid I think that he trying to tell that my house needs organizing (which is doesn't on my defense), he is just a clean freak like his dad, gotta love em' he is the sweetest boy and always has good intentions:)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Tribute to my lil sis

This is the most recent pic of me and my lil sis although my camera say's 2007. Vicki moved here last November and I really love having her around, it is so nice to be close to family and so I had to do a tribute page to her. Love you victoria!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Clean House

I have to tell this story about Stratton mostly for journaling purposes, and because it was so random! This morning I was sitting on the couch folding clothes while Stratton was sitting watching cartoons, when all of the sudden he gets up and start cleaning! YEs, it is a shock for me because it is always such a headache to get him to clean up his toys. But wait, that is not all..... after cleaning the living room he went straight to his room cleaned it completely bed, toys, and all. Then, he went to the bathroom and picked up his towel off the floor and just went around the whole house cleaning and picking things up. Just when I thought he was done( he had been cleaning for 30 min already) he went straight to MY ROOM turned to me and says " you seriously need to clean your room", I could not stop laughing now tell me how RANDOM is that, and embarassing that your son has to tell his mom to clean her room. ( I promise it's not that bad just clothes everywhere).He love's to try and be the boss to mom or anyone else whenever possible ,gotta I love him for those leadership qualities!

Sunday, July 13, 2008


It has alway's been tradition every summer to go over to Granny's and irrigate, and every year since Stratton was 1 he has to go and play in it. I just never can get enough pic's though. He is growing up so fast(sigh) gotta luv him!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Dedicated to my mom-Happy Mothers Day!

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Friday, April 11, 2008

I know it's a little late,here is Stratton in his new Easter clothes right before church he looks so handsome and he knew it!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

How much I have changed in 8 years

Eight years ago ( 2000 )

1) How old were you? 16

2) Where did you go to school? Joseph City High School

3) Where did you work? nowhere

4) Where did you live? Joseph City,Az

5) Where did you hang out? At Jana's house
6) Did you wear contacts? Yep

7) Who was your best friend? Janalynn

8) How many tattoos did you have? None

9) How many piercings did you have? Ears

10) Did you drive a car? no

11) Had you been to a real party? No

12) Had you had your heart broken? Later in the year it was really broken

13) Were you Single/Taken/Married/Divorce? Taken

14) Any Kids? No whoa no

***4 years ago(2004)***

1) How old were you? 20

2) Where did you go to school?? Northland Pioneer College

3) Where did you work? I stayed at home

4) Where did you live? Apache Junction,az

5)Where did you hang out? At home or with my sister in law

6) Did you wear glasses? yes

7) Who were your best friend(s)? Kourtney Bushman

8) How many tattoos did you have? None

9) How many piercings did you have? ears

10) What car did you drive? Toyota Corolla

11) Had your heart broken? Not at the time

12) Were you Single/Taken/Married/Divorced? Married

13) Any Kids? Stratton


1) How old are you? 23

2) Where do you work? Safeway just to have dental insurance for now

3) Where do you live? Eagar

4) Do you wear glasses? Yep... still

5) Who is/are your closest friend(s)? Kourtney, and that is about it for now

6) Do you talk to your old friends? Yeah, we always pick up where we left off a

7) How many piercings do you have? Ears

8) How many tattoos? None

9) What kind of car do you have? Toyota Corolla

10) Has your heart been broken? No

11) Single/taken/married/divorced? Married Happily

12) Any Children? I have a little Turkey

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Watkins Look-alike Meter

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Drawing a family tree - Geneology

Monday, March 31, 2008


Thursday, March 27, 2008

New Puppy

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

No More Work!!!

I am super excited because I am no longer working!!!!! I figured the stress has been too much for me, and possibly that could be why I wasn't having luck on getting pregnant again. I am so excited to stay home with Stratton again doing crafts, playing Candyland(his favorite game), and cooking which I love to do! So I had to share my excitement with everyone,lol!

Monday, February 25, 2008

New to blogspot

I am so new to this, so any tips for me send them my way :)