Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Some more randomness from a 6 year old!

I had to put this on here, just another one of Stratton's funny comments and thougts. So tonight I went to the college to finish a research paper that was due this week, and I was there for a few hours typing my paper and decided to call Stratton and Joe and tell them goodnight before they went to sleep. This was mine and Stratton's conversation"

Mom: Hey Stratton how are you doing, are being good for dad?

Stratton: Yes, but dad won't let me do anything just lay down and go to sleep.

Mom: Oh, I am sorry.

Stratton: Yah, he just makes me rub his feet and get him everything. He thinks he is pregnant or something!

I of course start laughing and then I start thinking poor kid, I probably do the same to him!

More random pics and some fun stuff too!

Well I still haven't come around to putting up those pregnancy pics, I always say I will when I look really cute and done up! Who am I kidding pregnancy is not cute or at least feeling fat isn't but I will get one up sooner or later. I can't believe I only have 2 and half months left. And just to confirm, it is a boy and we finally agreed on a name, Peyton Grant. Stratton is so excited he can hardly stand it, he always asks me before bed to come lay by him so he can lay by the baby, it is so sweet. Stratton is doing good in school and has been seizure free for almost 6 months which is so awesome(knock on wood).Stratton is doing good he is so excited about Christmas, he gave me a letter a few weeks back to send to Santa, it was so funny I couldn't stop laughing this kid thinks of the funniest things here is how it went:

Dear Santa,

I am an elf and I belong at the North Pole, Please come and get me!

He was 100% serious about being an elf and still asks everyday to take him to the North Pole. And of course to feed his imagination I bought him an elf hat that has ears on it, and I am making him a elf costume to his request with elf shoes, I will post pics when I finish. He already insists on wearing his elf hat to school everyday and I dont have the heart to say it looks silly and not to wear it. THat kid has the craziest imagination, I love it! Here are some more pics I promised from California that I took, not bad for my first time.

Stratton seal watching a Marrow Bay, and other one is him at Pismo Beach

My Niece Alena on Pismo Beach

Joe on Pismo Beach

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Finally an update with Pictures!

Sorry it has been so long since I have updated this thing, I have been super busy . Its kind of late but way back in August our little family went on a little vacation to Pismo Beach, San Luis Obisbo, Morrow Bay, Hearst Mansion, and back home in 3 days. It was so much fun to be by the ocean, it is so relaxing and it was perfect weather only 70 degrees compared to 90 back home in the middle of August. Our hotel was right on the beach so I got to enjoy morning walks on the beach with Joe, I know so romantic right and it was:). I have some pics but I am still waiting on the others I took with my dad's camera which was a super camera so I used him most of the trip. But here are some to get you by.

Aside from all of that fun and much needed vacation, I told you way back when I was 17 weeks(same when I found out with Stratton), they me told I was having a girl. Well I had another ultrasound at 20 weeks and found out we are having a boy! So I am going to have another ultrasound next week to make sure. So when I do I will post when I find out along with pregnancy pics per Kathy's request.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Update! (It's a good one)

Everyone has been asking me for an update so here it is! Yes, we moved back to Eagar and I am actually very happy about it. Joe's company ran out of work just like that and there was none around, so the short lived moved came to an end, and he is now doing plumbing in Eagar for himself and is really busy. I still know we were meant move there, and someday I will know why, and I also know we were meant to move back.

On to more exciting news, I am now 18 weeks pregnant and I am really excited about the new baby. Now I must confess I completely and totally cheated, I could not wait another minute, everyone who knows me knows I have absolutly no patience! Christmas for me is never a surprise I always cheat! I went to the hospital because at 18 weeks I am still throwing up a lot, and asked for an ultrasound to make sure everything was ok (well sort of). So I know I am a cheat and a liar(not about the throwing up part),so send me to jail,jk. So with all that drama I am now telling you I am having a............GIRL! Yay, exciting I will have one of each, Stratton is not too excited but I hope he can get used to the idea. We are moving into some duplex's in our ward tomorrow and I am so excited. So that's pretty much my life in a nutshell, thanks for listening. And if anyone has any cute girl names send them my way!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back to Scool

So, Stratton started school on Wednesday and I know most rejoice this occasion, but I get really sad. Stratton on the other hand is such a big boy he loves school and has never cried when I drop him off, in fact he is already embarrased to kiss me goodbye, but I give him a big hug and kiss anyway!I love him being at home with me, we get to do so many fun things, art, crafts, swimming, hanging out, he is my little buddy. I am glad though that he gets to be in pre-1st it will be so good for him. He has a great teacher, good friends and I love his school. I am just a big baby, I guess I will have time to get ready for our new baby and for that I am excited. I would post pics of his first day except my camera is broken, I am sad I am glued to that thing so hopefully I will get a new one soon. He looked very handsome though!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Morning Sickness!!!

More like 24hr. sickness, don't get me wrong I am so grateful we are pregnant but even after 5+ years I still remember how much I hated morning sickness( I mean who likes it). With Stratton it was never this bad, the sickness only lasted a week maybe two and then *poof*, it was gone. I wake up sick, lay sick on the couch all day, anything I smell makes me sick no matter what it is! Then I may get a 30 min break where I start to think that I am feeling better and then BOOM, its here again. I wish it would just go away, I have tried everything!!! Ginger Ale, Crackers,toast, Nux Vomica(homeopathic), Vitamin B6, Sprite, and an herbal tincture my mom sent, and nothing relieves it long enough, if anyone has any advice of some kind of relief send it my way I would greatly appreciate it. :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009



I have been waiting a few weeks to announce the pregnancy, but after 2 doctors appts. and 2 ultrasounds everything is looking good so far. We heard the heartbeat today for the first time, Stratton thought it was so cool, he asked the doctor" Is that my babies heartbeat"? He thinks it's HIS baby brother, we don't really know if it's a boy but he seems to be sure it is. I have had morning sickness every single day! I hate it so much, and accompanied by a headache, blah. I actually lost a 4 pounds, but nothing sounds good to eat everything makes me sick! Hopefully this will pass soon. But I am grateful for the pregnancy anyways, at least our family is finally growing, with the good and the bad!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ode' to Joe

So here in Prescott although it has been hard adjusting to a new place, new people, more shopping(yeah right), there has also been a lot of blessing's that have come with it. Joe and I couldn't figure out why we weren't moving forward in Eagar with a job, home, baby,etc... We finally figured out after months of praying that Eagar was not the place we were suppose to be, and even now I am still sad about leaving family, and all the caring people we became close to. We had so many blessings for the time in Eagar, we made close friends, went through the temple, healed wounds, and grew closer to our Heavenly Father. Something I should have learned after moving a sum odd 29 times, that after you have grown all you can in a place he has different plans and then closes that door, and they have never been what I wanted at the time but always the best choice in the end for me. I must say after all that moving you think I would get use to it, but NO, I hate change! I kicked and screamed each time we moved and this was no exception(to be honest).

I am starting to realize all the blessings we have been given by listening to our Heavenly Father. We were so lucky to find such a beautiful home, in a beautiful and peacful area, and not to mention cheap price. We are closer to the valley for Stratton's doctor appointments, and most important we aren't hitting the block wall. Meaning we are progressing again and showing all the hard work that comes with it. I always want to be learning and growing, I want to keep moving up, and never go back I have done that before and it's a hard lesson. Joe and I have been through so much together from the beginning but I knew in my heart he was the one for me and Heavenly Father would bless us if we followed his plans for us, so with that I picked all the pieces up and hoped for the best.

With all that rambling, I wanted to say how proud I am of Joe and all of his hard work. HE truly has been to hell and back(pardon the potty mouth), I don't know how I would go through the trials he has had to endure he is so stinkin' strong he has grown so much and he has the most incredible ability to forgive. I on the other hand do not know how, I look up to Joe so much to teach me though. He recently has been called as our wards Executive Secretary, and I am so proud of him for the strength he has and how much he has grown,what a great man he has become. Heavenly Father truly has great plans for him. On a lighter note did I mention how much he helps me clean?( I truly have the best)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Birthday Celebration!

Yesterday I turned the BIG 25, I was fine until someone pointed out that it was half way to fifty. But it was a great Birthday and couldn't have asked for more. Joe bought me some beautiful roses,I love flowers and he always knows what kind I would like, he has good taste.,,

Then we ate at my favorite restaurant we discovered in downtown Prescott, THe Firehouse Kitchen, it is sooooo yum. They have the best pasta I have ever tasted, and fresh homemade lemonade mmmmmm( are you hungry yet?). If you ever come and visit us we are going there, it is so good. Stratton drew me a ton of cute little pictures and put them in envelopes to hide around the house it was so cute, it was a great day.

Monday, May 18, 2009

This is A MUST see!!!!

ONe of my friends posted this video on facebook, and I can't tell you how moving it is. Just watch with your heart open:)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mother's Day Picnic

Sunday Joe and Stratton took me on a picnic, at Granite Creek Park, the parks here are beautiful , I can't think of anything I would have rather done on Mothers Day. We sat underneath a giant shady tree with our picnic basket and blanket,and ate our lunch, then ran to the ice cream truck for ice cream. Joe and Stratton played catch while I took a nap under the giant shady tree, ahhhhhhhhh. Joe and Stratton also picked out a card for me and a gift card to Old Navy, I love being close to somewhere you can shop:)

Good Friends

I guess I forgot to update the post on us moving, we actually moved two weeks ago, we just couldn't be apart that long. Before we left Stratton's teacher asked us to come by his Kindergarten class so everyone could say goodbye. She bought all the kids ice cream and they all went outside and everyone told Stratton what they love and will miss about him and they kept giving him tons of hugs. I was in tears, and so was his teacher, before we left she gave Stratton a present and drawing pad,and colored pencils. She always encouraged his drawing, and thought he had a talent in art, she is so sweet.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I know some of you have heard me say that we have wanted to move, for over a year now! So with that being said, WE Are Moving, to Prescott. Joe starts work Monday, I know really fast, I won't be moving til the end of the school year in May. I am excited for the change, new start, something new , we have been waiting til the right time and for things to fall into place, and they have so I guess this is where we are suppose to be. Joe plans on finishing his associates at Yavapai College, then going onto Embry Riddle in town, to do engineering, so it works out good. We will miss all our friends from Round Valley, the beautiful summers, Bunco :(, and all the fun times. Thank you everyone for everything :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tag Your It!

Here are the rules: Go to your documents/picturesClick on the 6th fileClick on the 6th pictureBlog about itTag 6 people.

This is a picture of my mom at Stacee's house when Stacee lived in Idaho. I don't know how I got these pics, but it is a cute one of my mom.

I Tag....


Friday, February 27, 2009

Home Depot Mommy

I saw this on Jessicas website, it is so funny I had to steal to share with everyone, this something Stratton would do!

This was printed in a Baltimore newspaper and drawn/handwritten by an elementary student and her embarrased mother...

Dear Teacher,
I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer. I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn't show me dancing around a pole. It's supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot. From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.
Aren't kids the best!

Friday, February 13, 2009

25 Things

Kourtney tagged me so here is 25 random facts about me!

1.I love the color green, Subconsciously I buy clothing,decorations, etc... I just love the color.

2. I am super shy, and sometimes sensitive I can always tell what other people are feeling. No psychic, just sensitive!

3.I love to be natural or organic when I can I am a bit of a hippie, but on the other hand i have serious cravings for sugar!!

4.I love to scrapbook, I am into the shabby-chic scrapbooking it is so fun it takes me hours just to do one page.

5. I love to cook, I have developed a passion for it just since I have been married, I love learning to ways of cooking and cultures for cooking.

6. I walk Stratton to kindergarten everyday, not because he wants me to or needs me but mostly because I need to be with him every moment I can, I think he thinks its weird but he lets me anyways.

7.I work at Safeway as Liqour manager and I have never drank alcohol in my life!

8. I have moved over 35 times in my life, most of all was before I was married. I guess you could say my dad liked the change in culture.

9. I am so happy that I married Joe I wouldn't change it for anything. High School romance was so funny how you think you are so in love with your bf and they are the ones you always wanted to marry. Then when you find the right one you don't even think that you just know its going to happen.

10. Joe and I still argue over who said "I love YOu" first. Although I am positive it was him.

11. I miss my little sister,we also use to fight a ton when we were younger. She lived in Eagar for 8 months and we finally became close, and now I miss her so much. It is so fun having someone to go to lunch with, shop, Show Low, or just hang out with during the day.

12. I am always questioning myself as to whether I am being a good enough mom.I think we all feel that way at times

13.I am still in college majoring in child psychology, I just love kids and feel I have a lot to offer with my life experiences and my childhood.

14.Joe and I don't go on much date nights because we love to bring the whole family, well Stratton anyways.

15. Joe is the first guy I let kiss me right when I met him. All the others had to wait a while, One waited 11 months.

16. Our little family loves to go to the theater and watch movies, eat popcorn, and be together. Thats what we do on some weekends as a treat.

17. I am a huge Elvis Fan!

18. I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers.Stephanie, Stacee, Frank, Jacob, and Victoria.

19. Joe washes the car every week inside and out, it drives me nuts and I will not go with him and help him. I know I am a brat!

20. I hate waking up early, Stratton was such an easy baby he always slept in so I never had to wake up early.

21. I really want to go to Disneyland!

22. I need to go to the dentist.

23. I really need to stock up on food storage.

24. I am a Beehive Advisor in our ward and I absolutly love being in young womens, reminds me of all the fun I use to have.

25. I have to go to work at 7 am tomorrow morning and if you were paying attention, I really hate waking up early as a matter of fact I even hate going to bed early!HAHA.

I tag anyone and everyone!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sad news:( sorry

I guess I just got way too excited and spoke to soon, but today I had a miscarriage. Although I am sad, I am grateful to know that we can at least get pregnant again. And I would want a baby to be born the healthiest way possible. Thank for all the support, and I promise I am doing fine.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Baby News to a 5 year old............

THis was my conversation with Stratton when I told him that mommy is going to have a baby. I just love this kid, he really thinks about things.

Mom: Stratton, do you know that mom has a baby growing in her belly?

Stratton: Is it going to be here today?

Mom: No, it takes about nine months.

Stratton: Well, how did it get there?

MOm: Well.....

Stratton:Did dad put a seed in you?

Mom: Kind of....

Stratton: Well, did he just call you on your cell phone this morning and tell that it was in there?

I just wonder how kids think, they say the most innocent things, and it is so hard not to laugh because he is always dead serious when he says things like this.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Together Forever........:)and a baby???

Well last weekend Joe, Stratton, and I all went down to the Mesa Temple to be sealed together forever. It was such an amazing experience(1st time I've seen Joe cry), it was a very special day. At first I was worried about the our sealer because he was so hard to understand when he talked because he is hispanic and told us that he doesn't usually have to speak much English until he moved to the United States, but he was totally inspired and he definately was meant to be our sealer. He gave us many blessing, but mostly talked about having more kids. I kept thinking does this man know we have been trying for 2 1/2 years to have another baby. So I started to worry because he really talked a lot about that, and then he says that the rest of our children have been waiting til our family could be sealed forever to come down to us, and then I thought, "I really hope he is right".

And so Sunday, one day later I found out that Joe and I are pregnant!!!!!! YAY!!!!! I am so grateful that our family can now be together forever, it brings so much peace to my mind and heart. It has been a long journey to get this place and a hard one at that but I know Heavenly Father just needed me to possibly learn patience, which was my biggest weakness. We ask him to help us be perfect, so he gives us the test and trials to help us become perfect in the things we need to change. I am grateful that we finally made it together and can now move forward in our lives.