Sunday, December 12, 2010


I loved this challenge! I will be doing it again in 2011!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


December 25, 2009

Mostly we love this one just because of D-man's little happy face.

Merry Christmas!


December 24, 2009

We've made it tradition to spend Christmas Eve with my mom's cousin Ron and family. We always have such a good time together. So Tami dressed up Kyah and Memphis for the reading of Luke 2. It was so cute. They didn't leave the attire on very long but it was still fun.


December 23, 2009

Ummm, it's never to late for the tree! I laughed when I saw this. Seems like a lot of effort, put it up... just to take it right back down! :) Go get em' Arkansas!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


December 22, 2009

That's right... frantically trying to finish Shauna's gift 3 days before Christmas.... Thank goodness for my boss and his wife. I got the idea from them, since they have one they made in their house. I was struggling to make the crackle paint look right, so after four tries... Troy and KaeLynne saved the day. We worked on it from 3 - 7. I was so happy to finally have it done and looking as good as it does. It was a great experience and hope to have one for our own house someday!!!!


December 21, 2009

Back in the wagon again...


December 21, 2009

Memphis likes having more say these days as far as what she is wearing... she loves wearing dresses. :) I like it too.


December 20, 2009


We got Shauna a Snuggie for her birthday. I don't care what she says... she loves it! Shauna turns 29!


December 19, 2009

Happy Saturday to me...

*please note ONE TREE HILL playing on the lap top in the back ground. :)


December 18, 2009

For our ward Christmas party they asked people to bring red or green jello salads. I did both. :) Layer after layer...

I love making these salads. My sister got the recipe from a friend at work and anytime we are asked to bring something I do this. It's pretty and tastes DI-VINE!

So I took salads to the ward party and they had already put other peoples jellos out on the tables and people were actually trading theirs for mine when they saw it. :) Needless to say both were gone in a matter of minuets and I'd think it's safe to say they were a hit.


December 17, 2009

Found all my letters from High School and snail mail letters from Flagstaff and Utah. Remember when people used to do that... write real letters??? I thought I had thrown them away, but I am so glad I didn't! Good stuff!


December 16, 2009

This was a Christmas gift from Heather a few years ago, but this year it finally got to be put out... and it's staying out. I like it on our book shelf. :) "Believe good things can and WILL happen"!!!


December 15, 2009

Poor Damien has been teething for weeks, one after another...

Makes long nights for the Mom too.


December 14, 2009

New snow gear for the D man!

That night he woke up in the middle of the night and saw it laying there and just kept saying "hat". So we wore it at 3 am watching cartoons.


December 13, 2009

Ok, this was from last night while we were downtown... but it gets two days!

My mom, Kristi, Stacey and Me got to attend the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert. If you ever have the chance to go... do it. This was my third time and it's always so amazing and uplifting.

This years guest was Natalie Cole... and blonde me just put together that she is Nat King Cole's daughter. Awesome, right? LOL!

The night ended walking through Temple Square and hot chocolate.

We missed Shauna being there. Maybe next year... ALL the girls can go! :)


December 12, 2009

I love this picture! Me being vain... and Kristi jumps in. This was a fabulous night.


December 11, 2009

"Little House in the Fridge" :)


December 10, 2009

Memphis loves this NC Ram. I saw this in the storage bin and just died laughing. She is such a little mother. At night her and I tuck a variety of things in for bed. Funny, sweet girl.


December 9, 2009

Me chillin' in the snuggie. :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010


December 8, 2009



December 7, 2007

Mike's mom sent Memphis this dress and so...all day I kept telling her to say "thank you Grandma Smith" and she would say it, but then when I wanted to record it (so I could send it to her)... she wouldn't do it. Stinker!


December 6, 2009

The heat was out in our apartment, Mike was in ID... so I took the kids to Mc D's and let them play for over an hour. Great idea. When we got home they both went down for LONG naps. Happy MOM!


December 5, 2009

Boise State VS. New Mexico State

Number 23: See game on Smurf Turf (check)


December 4, 2009

Work Christmas Party!!!!

Ruby was my date since Mike was on the road... heading to Bosie. :) Fun night! GOOD FOOD!


December 3, 2009

He's such a munchkin. I just love him!


December 2, 2009

Memphis sportin' her new Christmas jammies... which the kids will not traditionally be getting on Thanksgiving so they can wear them ALL December long.


December 1, 2009



November 30, 2009

My kids love to eat bagels and cream cheese. Memphis says "dip it" and that is exactly what she does... Damien on the other hand "plays" in the cream cheese. Sick! It was everywhere. Good times!


November 29, 2009

The tree is up and "it's begining to feel a lot like Christmas"!

I love it... it's such a perfect fit for our little apartment. I like the glow it gives the room. Can I leave it up all year???


November 28, 2009

Family picture time!

My cousin Lauren has started up a photography business. Over Thanksgiving while she was visiting, she took some great photos of our family!

If you want to check out her site...which I really think you should... click on the link below:
Lauren Skousen Photography


November 27, 2009

Dear Mike,

"Your Fired"

Love, The Escape

:) Ha ha ha ha ha!

As much as Mike says I am no longer supposed to pay people to wash my car... I am sure he doesn't mind NOT having to do it. You think?


November 26, 2009

Mike got to go to the Jazz VS. Bulls game. He took his friend Chris, they had a great time.


November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner!!!!

It was so nice to have the whole my whole family there. :) It was a fun day of grandkids, food, ads, and gabbing.


November 24, 2009

More girl talk, Leger's and Troy tagged along. Ha ha ha! He can always hold his own. :) Since Jen was in town we got together and had lunch. It's sucks that growing up means not all being roommates anymore. :) Those were some good times!


November 23, 2009

Twelve years... and counting! Every year we celebrate our anniversary. It was a fun night of nothing of girl talk.


November 22, 2009

Uncle Chase helped Memphis "dust" Grandma's ledge. :) She thought she was pretty hot stuff up there.


November 21, 2009

Today we ate lunch at Sonic. While we were ordering this bird was walking around and I know you can't really tell from this picture... it was HUGE!!!!! That bird lives the high life hanging out at Sonic all day! It was cold and even though we wanted to sit out side... we ended up in the car. Also, they were out of fry sauce. I cry now. Ha ha!


November 20, 2009

So, I am in the food business and a lot of times it has some serious perks. We have this customer that makes awesome cake. This is the carrot cake he made special for me and Ruby with out raisins or nuts. For the record I prefer the chocolate over the carrot even with out the nasty stuff. The last time we went in, he was out and I wanted to cry. It's THAT good!


November 19, 2009

MMMM, breakfast!


November 18, 2009

Comfy for a little TV watchin'!


November 17, 2009

Damien's 15 month check up!


Head:92% 19.3 Inches
Height:37% 31 Inches
Weight:23% 22.59 Pounds


November 16, 2009

Today Ruby and I went to the Gateway for lunch and it was little chilly outside, but it was such a beautiful day. I really love being so close to downtown.


November 15, 2009

It was just one of those days...

Toddlers are FUN! :)


November 14, 2009

Memphis loves Books!


November 13, 2009

Little miss "I climbed up on the table and think I'm funny"!


November 12, 2009

Damien's first big boy hair cut. We had all four kids at the salon and it was a little chaotic... too say the least. The boys looked so handsome though.


November 11, 2009

Our office "pet"!


November 10, 2009

My cousin and I went to dinner and Memphis got to tag along. After we walked over to Ross and did a little shopping... but mostly just needed a place to keep gabbing. :) We spent a long while in the shoe section and Memphis had a hay day! She loves shoes and even loves walking around in them. It's pretty entertaining.


November 9, 2009

Ok, Memphis LOVES rice! LOVES it!


November 8, 2009

Daddy and D... chillin' out on the porch.


November 7, 2009

Mommy and Memi!