Monday, October 13, 2008


Picture: Utah weather, What a difference 24 hrs can make.

Yesterday at about 2:30 in the afternoon.

Today at about 3:00.
Blessing: A sister. Staci came up today to watch Sammi while I took Harli to the dentist to get a tooth pulled. Poor little Sammi was sick. Staci stayed a while for lunch and to watch some Grey's and Private practice. Very fun and snugly afternoon. Thanks sis!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


PICTURE: Can I just say... "What in the heck is this? I'm not ready for winter! I just want to enjoy the colors of fall a little longer, minus the white fluffy stuff.
I took a couple of pics this morning to what we woke up to and then what we went to church in. Brrrrrrr!

BLESSING: A roof over our head and a working furnace! Can't imagine what the pioneers had to deal with. I complained to Bran that our house needs to be warmer than 62 degrees. We have a furnace, lets use it!!! If you know Bran, you know that he likes the house to be cool almost on the verge of freezing. Well, I've decided that this winter is going to be a cozy winter. I've told him that he can set the timer control to what ever he wants, but I AM going to change it when he leaves so he should just save us both the hassle and just set it to a more reasonable temp. I'm not asking for it to be hot just warm and cozy. So we'll have to see what happens, however I am pretty excited to sit by the heaters with my kids and our blankets.

Who needs McDonalds.

Who needs McDonald's when you have a husband like mine? This morning while we were all getting ready for church Bran fixed us all a sausage, egg and cheese Brando-muffin.(just like a Mac-muffin from McDonald's.) Very yummy!!! Just wanted to share how amazing and thoughtful my hubby is.


Brock and Kayla had a choir concert on Thursday night and they both did Great.
It was really fun to go and see them both perform on the same night.
Just makes me want to sing....

Saturday, October 11, 2008

C-2 & C-3

This post is for Friday.....I'm feeling a little under the weather so I did not take a picture.
Blessing: Health. I am very blessed that my family and I don't have any real medical issues. picture. My laptop is being used for our Stake Youth Halloween dance tonight, so maybe tomorrow.
Blessing: Employment. There are times (like right now, since I'm at work) that I wished that I did not work outside of the home but I think for the most part I'm glad I do and that it is not that often.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


So my sis extended a challenge of a picture and a blessing a day. I accepted, but I might
change it up every now and again. As for today......
Picture: Fall wreath on my front door, it makes me very happy! (simple pleasure)

Blessing: My sight. I like all the colors of fall. I find the seasonal changes very amazing and I am very thankful our Father in Heaven created such a beautiful and amazing world for us to live in.

I extend the challenge to all who choose to accept.

Brock hockey pics for the week

Hockey pictures from this weeks game.
Listening to coach after 1st period.

Bench huddle listening to coach after 2nd period.

Face off.

Face off.
We lost, 8-0 but it's always a good time.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Better late then never.

So quite a while ago I was tagged by Babette, then Keri, then my sister Staci. Well Staci said that being tagged 3 times is like being triple dog dared so now I HAVE to do it. Thus the better late then never saying.
......OK here goes.

*Brandon, Brock, Kayla, Harli, Sammi.
*Spending time with our families.

*Losing my husband, a child, my mom, ...well any family member for that matter.
*My family being split up due to me dying (cancer, heart attack, accident, etc.)
*Needles -getting my blood taken, shots or these things happening to my children.(usually does not end well, me passing out or getting dizzy, light headed, sick...Not cool!)

*Stop putting off today, until tomarow and ending up with empty yesterdays.
*Be more physically fit.
*Food storage. (On our selves-not my body)

*Taking pictures.
*Spending time with my husband and kids.
*Reading blogs.

*I love salt!
*I would like to learn sign language.
*I like my bare feet between cool sheets/blankets.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

My sweet little baby is 5!

Samantha Mae Holmes born October 1, 2003
Sammi is...a little snuggler, quiet, content, shy, loving, quick witted, observant, quick learner, playful, pre-schooler, helper, little sister, animal lover, girly girl, and a delight to have in our family.



Photo taken by Julie Parker (a team members mother.)
Random pictures from Brocks last game.

I really like that our team after every game lines up and and raises thier sticks in appreciation to the crowd. (great photo opp., maybe one of these times it won't be blurry.)

Happy Birthday to little sister!

We had family night at Jason and Sara's (on Sept. 21st) and did Staci's Birthday. No candles but a sparkler does the trick. (although almost impossible to blow out)
Staci made her incredible edible desserts.
All the nieces and nephews singing to their beautiful and talented aunt Staci.