Friday, November 21, 2014

fall


 I had a movie night with all the YW from our ward.  
It was a great success with 20 girls showing up!


I have been working out Dang hard both day and night to get this baby weight off.  I am glad that my kids support me!  You can see Bennett about to get taken out by my serious biking skills!

 Thats Elizabeth on the free throw line!
She made her first basket at a game and started cheering for herself and jumping up and down!
That is a classic move of a cute innocent new player, pretty soon peer pressure builds and they never do that again.  It was sweet to see!
 Occasionally Ben and I will bring some kids along on our dates.
I love being alone with Ben, but the kids that get to come think it is the most wonderful thing ever.  So I am glad we do it!


 Jayne is at the Best baby stage.  
She smiles every time you look at her!
Remember it?  It leaves so quickly....
Hat day at school
Lucy Abby Brady are all in Middle school together!

Halloween

 In the day of "all cute costumes need to be seen by everyone" I have developed a deep hatred for everything Halloween!  I don't know what it is, maybe the competition, maybe the fact that finding 8 children all insanely cute, imaginative, pinterest costumes is never going to happen. Or it could be the mere fact that my costumes will never be as good as the ones I see on other kids because I vowed to never spend a penny on halloween costumes.
(and really I have never been the keeping up with the Jones's type!)
Regardless, another year has past and we made out like bandits, (no pun intended!)  And no one shunned the kids because of the seemingly ordinary costumes.



 She could be the cutest Leopard ever!


I thought it was cute that Abby and Lucy dressed alike.
This was an easy costume.   
Next year we will all be a happy family of thief's!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

15 years!


 Happy Birthday to my Alley May!

  • Alley is always happy
  • She always wants to be doing what is right
  • She is kind to everyone
  • She is a perfectionist
  • She likes to play basketball
  • She is patient with all of her siblings
  • All her sisters want to be just like Alley
  • She loves baked goods (like her ma)
  • She is sensitive to the spirit
  • She does not like scary, graphic movies
  • She likes going to stake dances, parties and movies
  • She is always trying to be better (if possible)
  • She is a hard worker
  • She has 3 jobs, mows the neighbors lawn, works at Edge and score keeps YBA
  • She is planning on going on a Mission 
Happy 15th Birthday Alley we are so blessed you are in our family



 It is truly fall,  I have my pumpkins out and the black cat is acting all spooky!  And Basketball has started.
 Elizabeth is the newest family member to become a player!
Ben spends a lot of time carting these kids to their games. 
He's the best for driving them all over.
 I guess all that Basketball watching gets tiring!
Actually the rainy weather has started and when its cold and damp we like to burry ourselves upstairs watching movies.
 Vision:  I kept putting it off...Now I can see!
Um..Can you say I am living Brian Regans comedy script?
( you will have to watch it sometime.)
My heart hurts, she is growing to fast.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just some pictures



 I could shoot Lucy!  Every picture she is doing something weird.













Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Odds and Ends


Reese loves to help with Jayne, but she tends to sleep on the job.
Some times you have to find a spot to lay your baby down. dryers work.

 Jaynes blessing day.  It was kind of a rough morning.

Spencer comes for a visit!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Summer Rain



 The last day of summer vacation left us with this...
Dumping rain!


Every little girl knows what a selfy is...
 Canned peaches and tried to make pasta sauce using our millions of tomatoes!



Some one has to watch Jayne! Lucy has the touch!

The first day of school for my middle school kids!
  Alley in High School
Claire and Elizabeth in Elementary and of course I can't forget my Homies!  Reese, Bennett and Jayne.