Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ayden and Avery both got Play Station Portables from Santa! He sure is wonderful!!!!!!

Camden got a new scooter from Santa!

Santa came!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They actually were good this year! (I was a little worried).

Christmas Eve monkey pajamas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sweater FLASHBACK!!!!!!!!!
My Mom knitted this sweater for me when I was about Avery's age! She loves wearing it around town.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This is the garland my kids and I made for Family Home Evening. We bought some chipboard cutouts and mod podged them. It was tons of fun!
Camden is 2!

The caterpillar cake I made for his birthday! I have sadly never made a cake for one of my kids birthdays before. I have always been a buyer of cakes. Pat on the back for me!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Helping Dad pick up all the leaves!

Turned around and Camden was trying to put up the Christmas lights for Dad!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Beginnings!
Our old house...

and our new house!

We are really enjoying this new home. I got a little carried away and decorated for Halloween in the beginning of September! This house has so much character and life! We are definitely in the RIGHT spot at this time in our life. Things feel good. I love when that happens! Most of the neighbors are wonderful and so kind. Our last neighborhood was very quiet and not very inviting. The neighbors we knew were great...but we didn't feel that we belonged. We fit better in this more used and lived in neighborhood...if that makes sense!?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

2010 St. George Rodeo
Checking out the animals
Avery was trying to hula hoop with her glow in the dark necklace.

Ayden was showing me his smiley face he lost.

Another year at the rodeo. This is the first year Josh couldn't go because he had to work. We go with my Mother and Father-in-law, my two Sister-in-laws that live here, and 11 of the grand kids. Crystal and I lost Corbin for a few minutes but we found him in the middle of the field twirling in circles. Phew!!!!! Crystal always goes and waits in line all day so that we can get our usual spot. She is such a trooper! Every year she also gets into a fight with someone in the line. It's pretty entertaining! Life is full of excitement around here I tell ya.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

So much has happened!
I have a confession...it has been 2 months since my last post (I think. Possibly more : ( !) The 4th of July came and went, I watched my sister-in-laws wonderful children for a week, Avery got baptized, work has been busy & we moved into town.
The 4th of July was the usual. We spent the evening at Grandpa Monte's house on the Black Hill and watched the fireworks and had a BBQ and root beer floats with the family...yummy!
Avery was baptized! She is such a wonderful daughter and so beautiful! She has such a strong spirit. She mainly pushes her Dad and I to do the right thing. I am the child when it comes to the church compared to her.
We moved from Coral Canyon into a smaller home in town. The home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. However, it is cheaper, has a big yard, has an almond tree, 2 pecan trees, a pomegranate tree, a peach tree, grape bushes, and is way cute to boot! It has a darling front porch that I love to sit on and watch the kids play. It is 2 houses down from one of my beautiful sister-in-laws and her 4 boys. It is white with black shutters and a black door. It has class and sophistication I tell ya. It definitely feels right to be there. I love when things just fall into place. I will take a pic and post it soon!
Beautiful Avery on her Baptism day! Yeah to be 8!

Camden and Avery in our new kitchen. (Don't judge me based on my floors! I cleaned them right after this photo!!!!!!!!!!)

Ayden is showing off his physique and sparkler moves on the 4th of July!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Gun lock Rodeo 2010!

Avery's 8th Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avery helped Grandma Porterfield make this Barbie Cake for her Birthday. They had to use a bigger tip so that Avery could help...it made Barbie look a little hefty...but she was still beautiful! Avery got lot's of Barbie stuff, a Zu Zu Pet and a camera! She is very excited to get baptized soon! (Again...I am feeling older than dirt!)
~Avery's Surgery~
Avery decided to have surgery on her lip. She said the kids at school always made fun of her! (Dang kids!!!!!!!!!!) We ended up taking her to a Plastic Surgeon and he referred us to a Cleft Pallet Specialty Team. We ended up finding out that Avery was going to have a Cleft Pallet that would have gone all the way up to her eye!!!!!!!!!!!!! We were so grateful that that didn't end up happening. On June 9th we took her up to Provo and they ended up cutting the inside of her mouth and connecting the mouth muscle (I guess it wasn't connected), and making a Z cut on the side of her mouth and cutting about a 1/2 inch out of her top lip.
Scary face...

After Surgery.

She is doing great! She had hardly any pain and can eat great. The cut is healing wonderfully!

Ayden's 9th Birthday!!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe he is 9! Ayden's Birthday was June 4th. Grandma Porterfield made him an R2D2 cake. All the family came over. Ayden received 2 sets of Lego's, pool toys, a hovercraft, and more Lego's! I am starting to feel really old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Family Pics

An AWESOME lady took my kids pics a couple of weeks ago. She is amazing! Nothing like my cute kiddies, some 25 Main cupcakes and some great lighting to make me smile. Check out teresadunlopphotography.blogspot.com. She is so much fun! She made Avery feel like a model. I wanted some before pics of Avery before her lip surgery coming up in a few weeks. You will notice Josh is absent because he had some dental work done that day and his face was swollen. Darn it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Coral Pink Sand Dunes Continued
The Truck: Yes...we are redneck. Yes your eyes are not deceiving you...those are mattresses. Can you say...embarrassing!!!!!!!!!!!...but comfy!

Can you tell where I put the sunblock!?

Avery, Camden and Reagan!

Draygen and Ayden in the sand pit!

Josh, Mac and Scott hangin' out by the fire. Does Josh's flannel look familiar? It's a running family joke now....every single post it seems he is wearing the same thing! Now that is Red Neck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love him for it though!

Ayden, Draygen and Avery getting comfy for our ride!

Coral Pink Sand DunesI was terrified I would get us stuck! Michelle thought it was Hilarious!
Success! Then I almost tipped it!

Camden had allergies. Allergies and dirt don't mix!

Camden played with his first Stink Bug =(

Ayden, Tater and Grandpa Mac

Michelle lookin' like a model even after 2 days of camping (so jealous)!

Homeward bound! Yeah!
Coral Pink Sand Dunes was fun...for the most part. I do not enjoy sleeping in tents and going pee in the bushes/or the never ending dirty hands. Other than that...it was great! I know, I know I'm a Pris! Josh and the kids had a BLAST! I love watching them have a blast. Camden never wanted to get off of the 4-wheelers. He threw a fit when he had too. Another adventure down and moving on to the next one!