Dec 15, 2008

Snow Snow Snow

We got to go play in the snow this weekend. We went to my dad's house for a quick visit and hit some snow coming home. We stopped to play by Blue Ridge Lodge on the Mogollon Rim.

This was the storm we were headed to going to Winslow. We did get a little blizzard but it was way dark to stop and play.
I think this is Ella's angel

This must be Chayanne's angel.

Dan and Nathaniel.Nathaniel was mad because he got cold and started running the opposite way of the van. Dan finally got him and we left.

Me and my girls with Nathaniel crying in the back.

I think the little kids got cold while in the snow!!! Oh well they forgot about the coldness and want to go back. I think I better buy some gloves.

Family Traditions

I remember growing up, every Christmas eve my brother and I got to open one present. It had to always be the one from my Grandpa and Grandma Carlisle. Since they lived in Payson Utah it was always exciting to see their gifts all wrapped so nicely.We got such warm cozy pajamas. I think my grandma made them in the beginning. They were always so warm. There was although one year that we didn't get our warm pj's. I was eight years old. My grand parents bought me my first set of scriptures. They were brown and had my name on them. Not only did I get new scriptures my grandma made my a carrying case that matched. That also had my name on it. I am so grateful for my grandparents. My grandpa isn't like he use to be. Getting up there in age, but he will always be my best grandpa. Love ya Gramps.
Anyway, we have kind of started that with our family. My husbands family all get together on Christmas eve and exchanged gifts for all the nieces and nephews. And than we adults all get one gift from our Secret Santa that we picked on Thanksgiving night.That always seems a lot of fun. This year we are going to my dad's house in Winslow AZ and spend it with him. Hopefully my brother and his family make it up too.
What traditions do you have as a family? Please share. It great to see what others do to celebrate Christmas.

Dec 10, 2008

Breakfast with Santa

I know these aren't the best pictures. I didn't realize the black and white setting was on.Oh well!!! We had fun. This was at a Primary Activity last Saturday. The kids ate breakfast and than Santa came. We made ornaments for the tree and enjoyed a few hours with friends.

Ella was first in line. I told her to tell Santa what she wanted for Christmas. She looked at him and than told me that he didn't have any hair.

Nathaniel was shy at first. Than one of his Sunbeam friend went before him and he got the courage to go sit on Santa's lap

For some reason Lea needed her friends to pose with her. All she wanted was a candy cane.

Chayanne also needed a buddy to pose with.

Lea finally noticed that the setting was on black and white and changed it for me. What would I do without my savvy daughter.

Elijah's Hair Cut

The only time his hair laid down was when it was wet.
Elijah after his hair cut

Big brother and Daddy also cut their hair

Dec 9, 2008

Isabella's Hip Hop Video

Isabella has only seen this video a few times. I had told Dan that she dances really well to this video. I keep telling her to shake her booty and to shake her hand. I think we have ourselves a little dancer in the making.

Dec 5, 2008


I am getting so frustrated trying to change my background. Be patience with me. I will change it as soon as I can.

Nov 20, 2008

8 RandomsThings About Me.

I was tagged from another blogger I follow. The tag says to post 8 Random Facts and/or Habits about myself and then choose 8 other people to tag.After you put this link on your site, go and tag 8 other bloggers and have them link back to you.There are benefits to this tagging game: You increase traffic to your site and meet new people.
1. I am such a book worm. I love to read. I like LDS romance books,& Lds Mysteries. I also like other non-lds books. I have tried to listen to book on Cd's but I find that really hard to do. I find my mind wondering and not paying attention. I do better if I am reading books with my eyes. When I am into a great book, I take it every where I go. I like to take my kids to the park and sit under a tree a read. I have always read book and I am thankful because my kids love books too. In fact Lealynn is in 6th grade and is reading at a 8th grade level. Chayanne is in 4th grade and reading at a 6th grade level. And my younger kids are always wanted someone to read to them. Books are great. So are my kids.
2. I am such a perfectionus and a clean freak. I always try and keep a spotless house because I always wonder if I will get a surprise visitor. It has happened before. It gets bad sometimes because I will clean clean clean until I am exhausted. I had to learn to hand chores off to my kids and just be happy I have help.
3. I was afraid of water. When I was about 5 years old I almost drowned in a hotel pool. All I remember is that I was showing off to my dad by letting go of the side and I lost me grip. And than this BIG hand that belonged to my heroic father saved me. I was left with the fear of water. I wouldn't even take a bath. I overcame it when I was baptized at 8 yrs old. I was crying the whole time saying "please don't drown me." Thinking back to the moment in time, I think if my dad baptized me I probably wouldn't have been so scared of the water.
4. I regret not seeing my Mosana (grandma in Navajo) before see dies. She was a neat grandma. I remember playing on "HER" mesa in Monument Valley. Back then, I climbed those rocks all day long. I also remember sleeping in her shade house at night. She made the best fry bread ever. Mosana I love you so much.
5. My favorite color is green. One reason why I love green is because it is the color of my birthstone Emerald. I don't remember when I decided to like Green
6. I like to go fishing. One year my dad and I entered a fishing derby contest in Joseph City. I think we were actually there just to fish and realized they were having a derby. I don't remember how old I was but we entered. It took a awhile (I would say all day, dad if you read this how long did it take us)but i was getting bored. I was whining to go home because we haven't caught anything. Well when i stopped whining we caught the biggest carp that whole day. I even got a fish trophy. I still have it. I wish I could take a picture and show you. We won first place. Now my kids and husband go fishing. I haven't gotten my license in awhile because I can't really enjoy fishing when I have babies and toddlers to run after.
7. I didn't get my drivers license until I was 18. It took me 3 tries to pass the written test for my permit. My step-mom tried to teach me but I think I scared her. My dad seemed to always be to busy to teach me. So when I moved out of the house and lived with my cousins I borrowed his truck and took the driving test and got my license.
8. I play the clarinet. Well I did in high school. I also played the alto clarinet, the saxophone, alto sax. I can't sing because I am tone def but I can play instruments. I would love to get back into playing the clarinet. I really enjoyed it. I love music. I like all types of music. I hope and pray my girls play some kind of instruments while in school.

Now I need to tag 8 other people. They are:

Julie B
Bettsie (sayer family)
Trying to stay calm

951 Visitors

I have had 951 visitors to my site. WOW!!!!! That excites me. I am so grateful my dear friend Amy got me doing this. I have gained a lot of friends.
So I was thinking that I need to celebrate when I get my 1,000th visit. Any ideas? Please give me ideas. I am still kind of new with all this blogging. WOOHHH 951 visits.

Betty Sue !!!

This past Tuesday night for Enrichment our ward had a special guest speaker. Betty Sue from The Biggest Loser was our speaker. I am not sure if you watch The Biggest Loser, her daughter Ally won last season. She was the first woman to win on the show. Anyways, she was great. She had said that it was really hard to be on the show. She said she prayed every night while on the ranch. She had a lot to say about the behind the scenes.
She said that she had became closer to Heavenly Father and that her daughter was closer to Him than she had been for awhile. My mind is still trying to absorb everything that she said. I really felt the spirit that night while she was taking.
One of the things she said was that while she prayed for her daughter to become closer to God, she also prayed that she would find away to spread her experience to others. She than thought about talking to her sisters ( Relief Society). She said that we need to get in shape now. Because when we are called to walk to Missouri, we would only make it to Apache Junction. That is the next town east of Mesa about 16 miles or so.
A lot of things she said got me thinking. I don't want to spoil it for you if she comes to your relief society. She not only looks FABULOUS, she also has a very special spirit with her.
Her mom is in my ward here and if you would like her to come visit your enrichment let me know and I may be able to hook you up.
She was so expiring that I have made a goal for myself. I am giving myself a year and than I am going to walk to A J (Apache Junction) from my house. So I will be doing this walk Oct 17, 2009. I am going on a diet and going to lose weight. I am going to post my trials and triumphs on this blog.Fist of all I need to figure how many calories I need and keep a log. I also need to get organized so that I can do this. I may be silly starting right before the holidays, but why wait. I have waited for 12 yrs to finally commit to this. I need to do this for me and also for my family.

2 out of 2 tags I have gotten.

Four Random Things I Like About My Husband:

1. He is my best friend.
2. He is a great father to our kids
3. He is so talented. He is my Jack of all trades.
4. He listens to me and lets my vent without saying anything.

Four Jobs I've Had
1. Shift manager at Pizza Hut
2. Waitress at Denny's and a truck stop.
3. Day Care worker
4. Wal-Mart associate

Four Movies I've Watched More Than Once:
1. Iron Man
2. High School Musical 1 and 2
3. Grease
4. Dirty Dancing

Four TV Shows I Watch (I'm revising-Four TV Shows I Tevo & Try to Watch before they're deleted: )
1. Day of Our Lives
2. Biggest Loser
3. Dancing with the Stars
4. Life

Four Places I've Been:
1. California

2. Mexico
3. Utah
4. New Mexico

Four Of My Favorite Foods:
1. Navajo

3. American
4. Some Chinese

Four Places I Would Like To Visit:
1. Europe
2. India
3. Bahamas
4. Alaska

Four Things I Am Looking Forward To In The Coming Year:
1. Thanksgiving with my mom and her boyfriend

2. Christmas
3. Cooler weather
4. How much weight I have lost

Four People I Tag: (if you want too?)
Again anyone who wants to play. Please leave me your blog address in the comments so I can visit you.

1 out of 2 tags

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
101. Learned to play an instrument
Try this out. It's actually really fun to see what you've done. It also makes you think about what you want to do--so just copy and paste, then bold the things on the list you have done. I tag anyone and everyone that read my blog. Please leave me your blog address in the comment so I can check out what you have done. Beware I like to follow other blogs..:)

Nov 11, 2008

Veterans Day

I am so thankful for all the veterans old and new for what they do for me, my family, and especially you, my friends. I am thankful for their bravery for fight for our freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to choose our schools, freedom to vote, freedom to walk down our streets safely. There are a lot more that I can mention. I am most thankful for our Heavenly Father who have created these heroes who He knew that were so brave and willing to do the things needed for our country.
I have a few military wives as friends who I am thankful for because they are letting their husbands and or themselves serve our country for our freedom. That is major for me because I am sure that it is hard to see your love ones go for a long period of time but they do it unselfishly. Thanks gals.
Being Native American (Navajo) I am grateful for any of my ancestors that may have served in the war. They are just now getting all the praises all these years, but I have known about them and I am grateful for their help also in fighting for our country.
Their are a lot of people out there that are upset because we are in a war right now. I just wish that they could just sit back and think about all that they have and realize that all these precious things we have just didn't get handed to them. We had to fight hard and we need to keep fighting if we want to keep what we have now.
I am sorry I am talking like this but I am just wanted to let everyone know that I am thankful and everyone else that are upset be thankful too. We live in a amazing country. God Bless America every day and every minute and every second.

Nov 9, 2008

I am so sad..

because one of my favorite site, LDS Woman Bloggers, has shut it's site down. I was following some blogs and now I can't get to them. Please come back :(

Nov 8, 2008

Lealynn & Chayanne

Say what !!!

My oldest daughter was noticing that I had very few pics of her and her sister. I must admit I do have a lot of pictures of my younger kids. The reason is that I am always with the younger ones while the oldest kids are in school. So I told Lea to pick some pictures out and I would post them. These pictures are just a few of the ones my mom took when she took just them to the State Fair. They had a great time at the State Fair. My mom, their masana (grandma in Navajo) has taken them every year for the past two years. So this post to for Lealynn and Chayanne. I love you guys

Nov 7, 2008

Many Faces of Me

Okay, I hardly ever take pictures of myself. So this is way out of my comfort zone. Please no rude comments. I didn't relize that I was having a bad hair day.

Nov 6, 2008

I'm Bored !!!!

My kids are to busy playing to come entertain mom.
I can never get this kid to smile normal.

Peek a boo. I see you

She was in trouble for throwing sand, but I was bored.

This is why I was bored. He went to sleep on me. I guess he was bored too. :p

Nathaniel milking the goat
Ella and El Dorado

Pony Ride with Mrs. Billings

Nathaniel and the chicken

Ella and the chicken

Cute Bunnies

Hay Ride

Feild Trip to the Farm

Today Nathaniel's preschool had a field trip to a local farm. It was great. Isabella and Elijah came with us. We rode on a pony, we milked a goat, and we even go to hold bunnies and chickens. We also learned what a turkey looked like before we ate it for Thanksgiving dinner. The best part was the hay ride. We found that during the hay ride, Isabella was allergic to hay. I had no idea :( She kept telling me that the hay hurt her, but we couldn't just get off the ride or we would be stuck somewhere in the tree orchard next to the farm. Her eyes started to water up and she sat on the trailer not the hay but that wasn't goo enough. She is better now but her eczema is back on the back of one of her legs. Over all we had a blast. It has been awhile since I really truly enjoyed myself with my younger kids.

Nov 4, 2008

VOTE 2008

I am so grateful that I am an American with the privilege to vote. I hope you all get the chance to Vote. I voted for McCain as President of the United States of America.

Nov 3, 2008

Haloween 2008

First house tirck or treating

Getting ready to go trick or treating

Nathaniel, my knight in shining armour

Elijah, mommy's little pumpkin

Ella the Queen

We had a fabulous night. Lea was a Gothic witch. Chayanne was a a girl from Tokyo. Nathaniel was a knight. Isabella was a queen. Elijah was a pumpkin. After we were done trick or treating we enjoyed visiting family as they came by for some trick or treating. Here are some pics.

Oct 20, 2008

School and Politics don't go together

My daughter Chayanne came home from school today and brought me a paper she made in class that says....are you ready for this...."I Love You Barack Obama." Now I am not voting for him and I sure wish that the teachers that are voting for him keep it to them selves and not influence our children's minds.
Back to the poster she made. I guess they watched a movie about him and she thinks he is cool because he has an aspiring mind. Ummm...If only she understood what he wants to do to this country huh.

Oct 8, 2008

Bye Bye Bye

I am sad to announce that I will be in the middle of moving for the next few days and may not get my computer up until we get all settled in our (garage). That might be in about a week. So I will need to say good bye until than. Have a fabulous week and weekend.


Elijah got his first tooth Sunday. Yeap!!! I didn't even know until he stuck my finger in his mouth and bit me. He is now 5 1/2 months. He rolls all over the place and loves to scream (happily). When I take him in for his 6 month appt. I will post an updated pic and all that other fun stuff.

Nathaniel and Preschool

When I took Nathaniel to meet his teacher before school started, the teacher asked me what I name i wanted him to learn to write. Well, we don't call him Nathan, we call him Nano. Nano just didn't seem right for him to write on his papers, so I told her that he needs to write Nathaniel. She said that is a long name but with lots of practise he could do it. Well he has been in Preschool for 5 weeks and he can write his name. I am so proud of him. He knows his name starts with the letter N but he forgets the rest. So when he wrote on the door he wrote his name.
Why do kids do that? You would think that if you wrote on something where your not suppose to than you would write some other name. Right!!! When my older girls learned to write their own names they did the exact same thing. I remember Lea scratching her name on the side of my truck with a rock. She would also write her sister, Chayanne's name all over things when Chayanne was only 2. Funny huh.


As few days ago Nathaniel found a green marker. He showed it to me and said he wanted to write on some paper. I told him to keep it on the paper and if I find marks on the wall he was going to get in big trouble. That night I went into his room to gather up dirty clothes and what did I find...I found marks on his DOOR!!! He was asleep so I waited til morning and showed him what I found. I was very upset wit him and I asked him why he did what he did. He looked at me with those innocent 4 yr old eyes and said "You said my wall. I didn't write on my wall see, I wrote on the door". :)

Sep 30, 2008

Face Book

I am so addicted to this site. I found a lot of my high school friends. I also found a lot of my cousins in Utah. They were all little stinkers when I left home and now some went on missions and some are engaged. Crazy how time flies.
This is very bad for me to be addicted to since I am suppose to really clean my house and pack so we can be out of here in 2 weeks. Oh boy. I better get busy.

Sep 29, 2008

I did it

I finally did it. I quit my job again. I guess I am not programmed to be a working mommy. I miss my family so much. Don't get me wrong I loved my job and this was a hard decision. With this move and other things that popped up in my life was making it hard to concentrate on work. Plus my hours were hard. I would work from 6pm to 1am and than i would have to get up around 7am after going to bed around 2am. With a 5 month old baby it was hard to stay awake. So once again we will need to tighten our belts. But you know, a big burden has been lifted off my shoulders and know I can be with my family every night again.

Sep 28, 2008

Jack of all trades (my dear hubby)

So like i was saying a few blogs ago that my son broke our very expensive glass sliding door. My dear husband has been dealing with the fact of how are we going to pay for the door that cost 400.oo to replace. After a few days Dan went to the Habitat for Humanity's reuse it store. After a great deal of searching and searching HE FOUND IT!!! Yes this dang glass door only cost us 40.00. Can you believe it. I was so grateful. Thank You Thank You Habitat for Humanity. Not only did we get an awesome deal we also helped the reuse it store buy purchasing this door. I guess all the money they get goes back into Habitat for Humanity. I think that is an awesome organization. He brought the door home and he even replaced it all by himself. He is a great guy. And I have my door back.

Sep 23, 2008

One upset little man

So last night I get this call from my husband. He was so upset because Nathaniel had gotten so mad at him that he slammed our back sliding door and shattered it. Unfortunately Nathaniel had to spend some time in his room. My husband had priced the door and it is going to cost us 400.00 to replace it. It must be one of those safety glass doors because it is shattered but the door is still intact.
Dan had a man to boy talk with Nathaniel and he said he is mad because we are moving and he doesn't want to move because he will miss this house. He has been a little turkey for a few weeks now. Of coarse Dan tried to explain why we are moving and were we are moving so that Nathaniel can try and understand. I can understand his frustration. We are just going to take it easy around him until we finally move.

Sep 22, 2008

Bang Bang Bang!!!!

My 4 yr old son Nathaniel has been banging and banging all weekend long. I kept telling to quit banging and he tells me he is a builder. So once again today he has been banging. I told him to go outside and bang and he tells me its too hot. So again with the banging. By now I am ready to bang bang my head in the wall. I sure hope he finds something else to be than a builder banging on everything he sees.

Sep 21, 2008

Moving Again

Yes!! We are on the move again. We hit into some bad times financially and so we have to move. We will be living with my in-laws for awhile until we get back on our feet. We are hoping for about 6 months. When we get out of debit, we will be able to put down on a house and stay there for the rest of our lives. The kids are doing as well as expected. They will be going to the same school and Nathaniel will continue to go to preschool. We will also stay in the same ward. We are kind of lucky because Dan's parents live right down the street from us. We will complete the move in a few weeks.

Sep 12, 2008


Yesterday after preschool Nathaniel asked me if I saw the big plane crash into the big tall building far far away. I told him that I do remember that day because I saw it on TV. And yes that it happened far far away. He said his teacher told the class about it because the flag in his classroom wasn't flying at the top it was in the middle. And they had a quite moment before school started. I thought was cleaver to explain as simple as possible why our flags are flown at half staff and why we have a moment of silence.
I do remember this sad part of history as if it was yesterday. I was living in Payson AZ. I was doing house chores when my mother-in-law called my and told me to turn on my TV. As I turned the TV the 1st plane hit the first tower. We just sat in silence as we watched what was unfolding right before our eyes. I called for my girls to come watch and we watched the 2ND plane hit the other tower. I could just hear the screams and feel the fear as I watched the plane crash into the 2ND tower. My heart just stopped. Than when the towers came falling down I was just in shocked and all I could do was watch with my eyes filling up with tears. How could someone so mean do this to our country? I kept asking this question over and over in my head for the rest of the day. That was a horribly day in the history of our country. Dan was working here in Mesa when this happened. He couldn't stop what he was doing but when he got the chance he called to see if I was okay. When he came home we sat and talked about what had happened to our girls. We told them not to fear because they weren't coming our way to hurt us. We said a very long and much needed family prayer that night blessing the victim's family and we prayed for the strength of our nation to bring these horrible people to justice.


Wow how times flies. Allot has happened and I have been so busy that I haven't gotten a chance to update everyone. Lets see, where do I begin. Aug 31 was my wedding anniversary. Dan and I have been married for 12 years. Wow that is a time. It seems like we have been together forever. I am not a flower person. Only a few times in our marriage has Dan gotten me flowers. So instead of a bunch of flowers for our anniversary, Dan had called my little sister and my Dad and surprised me with their visit. It was so nice. My dad is still Dad but a little older. Its okay daddy, I still love you old or young, your still the best. My sister isn't little anymore. She has graduated from high school this year and is now going to a community college in Flagstaff AZ. She seems to like it there. We all had a nice visit.
Nathaniel just finished his 2ND week of preschool and loves it. He says he is a grown up now because he goes to school. He is doing so much better about this new adventure than I thought. My baby boy is getting big.

Aug 27, 2008

Ella and the scissors.

After the hair cut
Getting a hair cut

Waiting, waiting, waiting

Before the hair cut

A few weeks ago Isabella decided to cut her hair again. Out of all my kids she is the only one that has down this. I guess she was trying to pierce her ears with a rounded pair of scissors but instead she decided to cut her hair. I didn't know about the hair being cut until I was combing her hair out. I freaked because a big clump of hair fell out. So I took her straight to the salon to get her hair cut. Here is our journey.

Jana Needs

A friend of mine has a friend on her blog that started this little game. First you need to go to Google and type in your name followed by the word needs , for example Jana needs, than you need to write down the first 10 things that come up. I didn't do the first 10 because one of them was not appropriate for this blog.Here is mine.
10- Jana needs a home (only if you are giving it to me free and is livable)
9 - Jana's friends need to change the way they look at ... (go ahead and fill in the blank)
8 - Jana needs a wee (Yes I do)
7 - Jana needs your help (Isn't that the truth)
6 - Jana needs to grow up (when I grow up I want to be....a mommy)
5 - Jana needs crystal light help products (i like the crystal light drinks but help products, umm not sure)
4 - Jana needs to sensitize undergraduate medical students (whatever that means)
3 - Jana needs a life outside Microsoft (yes i sure do)
2 - Jana needs is more trouble..especially man trouble (i don't think so. I have been married for 12 yrs)
1 - Jana needs to save money and come see your butt (well, only if your a friend and after i pay my bills)

Aug 25, 2008


Nathaniel and I went this morning to meet his preschool teacher. He is so excited but maybe not as excited as I am. We will go school shopping in a few days for school. He will be going to school 2 days a week for 2 hours. His teacher, Mrs. Billings, taught Lea preschool when she was 3. Chayanne didn't attend her preschool because we moved to Payson that year. It was nice to visit with her for a few minutes. She has been teaching preschool for 20 yrs and she is also LDS. She is a neat lady.
Nathaniel will be starting school next Tuesday. I will take his first day pictures and post on here when that day comes.

Chayanne's Birthday

The Finished Cake
Frosting the cake

Shapeing the Cake

Well this is the last birthday in our family until next year. Hurray Hurray!!! Chayanne turned 9 yrs old this past Saturday. I decided to surprise her with a slumber party with 2 of her best friends"in the whole wide world". It was hard to keep a secret like this from her for a week. Chayanne got to take cupcakes to school last Friday so I did that after I baked her birthday cake. I had to hide the smell of cake baking from her so I thought this was a great cover up. My mother in-law found a jean cake on Betty and that is what I made. My friend Julie came over and helped me frost the cake on Friday. It was a lot of fun to make. The party was great too. We really had Chayanne surprised.
H-Hugs everyone she knows
Y-Yearning the learn all she can
A-Always willing to help out with baby brother
Chayanne, I love you so much and I am very proud of all your accomplishments. You bring a great spirit into our family.Happy Birthday

Aug 21, 2008

Sad story

I was at work yesterday evening when an older gentleman came up to me. He had explained that his wife just passed away a few months ago. He than said that he had this big 5 bedroom house. He is renting them out to foreign student and he needed to get them in living conditions. Well he came into Wal-Mart to find some sheets for the beds. He started crying saying that is wife took care of all the purchases for things like this. He was at a lost when it came to buy sheets for beds. I explained to him what 200 count, 300 count met and showed him the ones we had on sale. He was still crying when I also explained to him that he need a fitted sheet and a top sheet for each bed. I helped him pick out colors and also explained what the difference between the sheet where.
This got me thinking all night about what I needed to learn in case I was ever in this situation. I asked Dan if he knew the difference between top and fitted sheets. It is the little things that count when something terrible happens to a spouse. I know Dan had mentioned to me that he would be lost if something ever was to happen to me when it came to paying the bills. I don't get paper bills I do this all on-line. So I am going to write everything down so that I could make things easier if there was ever anything that happened.
This terrible thing could mean a lot of things. Some to mention, death, an illness, being in the hospital for any type of surgery....I am sure you all get the picture. I feel it is very important to be together on everything. I know we shouldn't be thinking about this but we need to be prepared for what ever comes our way. I am going to write down what I need to learn from Dan so that I can be prepared. I hope we live a very very long life together but anything could happen.
I pray every morning with a heart full of gratitude for all I have, even my husband. I literally would be lost without him. He is the best Hubby in the world.
Just a little thought. Thank You for listening, or reading :)

Aug 19, 2008

101 things about me

1. I love to read.
2. My family don't like it when i read because that is all I do.
3. I like to vacuum.
4. The sound of the vacuum relaxes me.
5. I love the sound of thunder bouncing off the mountains.
6. That happened a lot when we lived in Payson.
7. I miss living in Payson.
8. I love to take HOT baths.
9. I love big big bath tubs.
10. I love the smell of rain in the forest.
11. I love the smell of baby feet that had socks on all day.
12. I love the smell of a farm.
13. I don't like to do laundry or the dishes.
14. I dislike hot dogs.
15. I grew up eating hot dogs.
16. I miss see my family on my mom's side.
17. I like genealogy because i find it interesting to learn about my ancestors.
18. I wish I could commit to genealogy 100%.
19. I love that I am Native American.
20. I think some of the Navajo reservation is beautiful.
21. I would like to go on a mission with my husband.
22. I would like to visit Hawaii.
23. I also would like to visit Belgium and Holland.
24. I like the fact that Dutch people wear wooden shoes some of the time.
25. I love windmills.
26. I also like Belgium waffles.
27. I like to celebrate Sinterklaus when I lived at home with my dad and step mom.
28. My step mom is half Dutch.
29. I miss Dutch Chocolate that came in a "J" shape.
30. I like Christmas.
31. I like the meaning of Christmas but not what the world made it into.
32. I am proud to be an American.
33. I am proud to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
34. My favorite color is green.
35. My birthstone is Emerald green.
36. My favorite season is Spring.
37. I am not to fond of the city.
38. I love that fact that I get along with my mother and father-in-law.
39. I love babies.
40. I love being pregnant.
41. I could have babies all my life if I could afford it.
42. My labors from start to finish is less than 1 hour.
43. When my babies decided to come they come.
44. My last baby delivered himself.
45. Twice the Dr. has missed my labor by a few seconds.
46. All five of my kids were born naturally with no meds.
47. Three of them were induced.
48. I like dogs of all sizes.
49. I don't like going to the pound because i fell so sorry for all the dogs.
50. I wish I could take most of them home with me.
51. I dislike CATS!!!!
52. I am deathly allergic to cats.
53. I use to never be allergics to cats until I became pregnant with Lealynn my oldest daughter.
54. I love Hotmail.
55. I like to chat with all my friends and my aunts and uncles.
56. I like Yahoo games.
57. I like Scrabble.
58. I like UNO.
59. I like all sorts of card games.
60. I am sad that my older girls are turning into young ladies.
61. I am proud of their accomplishment they have had so far in their lives.
62. I am sad to say that I will miss my little man when he starts Preschool next month.
63. I don't like school.
64. I didn't have a boyfriend until after high school.
65. My first boyfriend was a return missionary that was just a friend whe he left my Sophomore year in high school.
66. I didn't like my husband when I first met him.
67. I am so in love with my husband now.
68. We only dated for 3 months before we got married.
69. I am so happy to know that he is mine for eternity and my kids are sealed to us.
70. I don't like the dentist.
71. Even after they numb me I cringe when I here the drills and see their little poky thing that goes in the mouth.
72. I am afraid of needles.
73. I am afraid of the dark.
74. I am afraid of spiders.
75. I am afraid of mice.
76. I am favorite fruit is Strawberries.
77. I had an unlce that owned his own dairy farm and made his own ice cream.
78. He made the BEST homemade strawberry ice cream.
79. I like ice because it makes my Pepsi nice and cold.
80. I sleep on my belly.
81. I like having my little kids sneak into my bed in the middle of the night to cuddle up next to me.
82. I am greatful for computers.
83. Because without computers my husband wouldn't have a job.
84. And I wouldn't be blogging and chatting with my friends at the same time.
85. I like cameras because I like to take pictures.
86. I want to be a photographer when I grow up.
87. I like being home with my kids and going to work when they are asleep.
88. I don't like to cook.
89. My husband is a great cook.
90. My husband taught me how to cook when we got married.
91. I like driving stick shifts.
92. I like to feel the power when I shift into the right gear.
93. I taught myself how to drive a stick shift with my freind/room mate's car.
94. I use to work in a salvage yard.
95. I was the secretary and took care of customers.
96. Iliked takeing inventory of all the junk cars in both the lots.
97. I liked watching them swish the cars and trucks and put them in a pile for recyceling.
98. I still don't know any thing about cars.
99. My husband is Jack of all Trades.
100. I hope he will pass that along to my sons when they are old enough.
101. My favorite snack is a Snicker bar chased down with an ice cold Pepsi.YUMMY!!!!!

Aug 13, 2008

Twilight Saga

WOW!!!!! I have finished reading Breaking Dawn. These series are just amazing. That is all I could about while reading the books. My family is happy to have me back. I have read all 4 book in 2 weeks. I need a little break. Reading these books were so intense. I usually don't like reading book over after reading them again because I already know the ending, but I could read these books over and over and over. I can't wait until the movie comes out. I highly recommend reading the Twilight Saga.

Aug 12, 2008

First Day of School

Yesterday was the first day of school. Lea is in 6Th grade. She likes her teachers but doesn't like the fact that she has to carry her book bag every where she goes. I told her to get use to it because she won't get a locker for Jr. High next year. She has 2 main teachers that she will be bouncing back and forth for her classes.
Chayanne is in the 4Th grade. She is in the gifted program for the 4Th and 5Th grade class. She will be doing a little bit of both grades this year. I think this will be good for her so she doesn't get bored. She loves her teacher because the teacher really likes art. Chayanne wants to be an artist when she grows up so this will be good.
I missed them yesterday but i was also glad they were gone. It was a long summer and I knew the girls were ready for school. I don't miss the fighting and yelling thats for sure. Nathaniel and Ella don't know what to do with themselves since their entertainers are gone all day.
I hoping sometime this month Nathaniel will be in preschool. He is on a waiting list so well shall see.

Aug 7, 2008

A Few Days Off

Well I am now a working mommy. It is kind of hard..okay okay it is hard work. I am bending down all the time and walking all over Wal-Mart. I ask other employees if they still get sore after all these years and they all say "YES". I had some days off these past few days and really enjoyed it. I relaxed and read the 2nd and 3rd book of the Twilight series. I caught up on laundry and played with the kids. Now I get to go back to work tomorrow. I really enjoy my job because I get to meet a lot of different type of people.

Jul 30, 2008

Kids can be so funny

I wish I had my camera.I found Isabella in my bathroom sink sitting with her legs covered with hand soap in the sink with the water running. The sink was full of water with water running over the side onto the floor. She was just having a good time. She was washing her "tattoos" off her legs. That would be blue highlighter all over her legs. I did take a picture with my cell phone. My camera didn't have batteries in it. I had taken out the batteries and put them into a toy for Elijah.

Jul 26, 2008

I got a job!!!!!!!

I had a interview this morning at Wal-Mart. It was an easy interview. I will be workin in the houseware department. I am only working part time at night. I figured night was best because my husband Dan works all day. My kids will be getting ready for bed and asleep while I am working. I am excitied. Who knows maybe this will be my career when Elijah goes to school. I could take my time climbing the corporate ladder for Wal-Mart. If you are in managment for Wal-Mart you could be making some good money.
I don't have to go to work but it would be nice to have a little more money to put in savings, especially with the way this world is right now. We plan on using my checks for savings and getting prepared.

Jul 24, 2008

Taking a Break

Well we haven't done much these past few weeks. Last week we were all sick with Crypto, a nasty bacteria we got at the Tempe Town Lake Water Park. I mean all of us were so sick for a week. The only one that wasn't sick was the baby. So this week we have been just lazy and trying to stay cool. The Monsoon weather has made it very humid here as well as HOT!!!!! Nothing like 108 degrees with 50+ percent humidity.
We are also counting down till school starts. I am going to do my own preschool with Nathaniel and Isabella. Preschool is so expensive here. Nathaniel will be in Kindergarten next school year 2009. I have been online getting ideas for what I need to do get get started. I am going to following the Mesa Public School calendar because that is the same calendar the girl's charter school is on. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
We went school clothes shopping. That is one event I don't look forward to doing. We ending up at Target for school uniforms. We went to Target because they seem to have a better and bigger selection. Their uniforms are navy blue or tan bottoms. The shirts are Pollo red, white or navy blue. This is Lea's last year to wear the uniforms. She will be in 7th and that is Jr. High here.
My blog address is also featured on the ldswomenbloggers site. I was so excited to see that because it seems that I have had a few visits. Please don't be shy, say hello and I will be sure to say hi back. If you don't mind please leave me your site address and where you found me. I know, I know, I feel I am being nosy but you know, that is the whole purpose of blogging, being nosy and meeting new friends all over the world. I am guilty and I am going to make it a point to say Hi where ever I go.So don't be shy. I can't wait to hear from all of my visitors. Thank You for visiting.

Jul 18, 2008


How do I keep my pictures with the right blogs? All my pics end up on the bottom or on the top of my blog. Please help me if you can.

I'm going crazy!!!!

Yesterday morning I was checking my e-mail when I saw an email for a free 6-pack of Pepsi. You all should know I love my Pepsi's. Anyways, I thought I would see what I had to do to get my free Pepsi. I opened it and I took a dum survey. One of the questions one the survey asked if I was interested in furthering my education for a career. I put yes because Dan and I had talked about me going to night school once a week to get my prerequisites done. Not too long after I quit answering the rest of the questions and clicked out of the e-mail my phone rang and it was a career counselor. I explained I wasn't ready. Well they have been calling me none stop for 2 days. Can you believe that!!! I even told my girls never to open junk mail like that.

Jul 17, 2008

Baby Elijah

Elijah Grant is 3 months old today. I am not sure his weight and height. I am guessing around 14 lbs and maybe 28 inch. Well see when I take him to the Dr. He holds his head really well without support. He loves to stand on his feet when being pulled to a sitting position. His smiles and laughs are just adorable. He pats at everything he sees and sometimes manages to grab hold. I have a few pics to show of my little handsome prince.

Jul 16, 2008

Zoo Pictures

Sorry it has taken me a few days to post these pics. We came home Sunday evening and I have been sick ever since. To make things worse all my kids were sick except the baby. Poor Dan had to go to work these last few days sick too.But here are the pics. Well some of them anyways.I didn't get some pics with Chayanne because she was on her own and trying to get her to come pose was kinda hard.Kids.. Enjoy!

Jul 14, 2008


Well I think I better be careful with what I do to my blog. I deleted my comments on the other blog so I hope I get them back on this blog. Plus my blog address was to long so now it is simple.
We are back from San Diego where we went to the zoo. That was so fun. We bought the family past and that gave us unlimited everything in the zoo. We rode the air tram allot and we took a bus tour of the park. This was our first family vacation. It was really nice. While at the zoo Nathaniel ate a Cheddar cheese tasting bug. He was so proud of himself. He was scared of the air tram but Ella was having allot of fun in the air. Lea and Chayanne was just amazed at all the animals. I will get some pictures posted sometime today.