Dec 31, 2012

December 2012 Happenings

Decemeber has been a crazy month for us. Here are some of things I caught on camera. Merry Christmas to your family from our family.

Decorating our tree

Making Cookies

Christmas Eve dinner with the Grandparents

Christmas Day

Nov 23, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

This year we had Thanksgiving at Sariah's and Dave's house. It was a lot of fun. It is great to spend this time of year with family. Dan and I are very blessed to have family close by. Thanks Sariah for hosting this year.
Patrick and Brittany left early so I had them stand by themselves.

Pat my mother in law throwing up a peace sign. Here is just some of the Working clan living here in AZ.

Kiana and Teetia with Warner and David in the back ground

Here is another group of the Working Family here in AZ

Warner my father in law and David

Sariah the Hostess with the Mostess and Jenifer in the background.

Nov 13, 2012

Veteran's Day 2012

My kids have never been to a parade. Living in the city, I think it is more of a hassle leaving the parade with all the traffic and crazy drivers. We usally stay home. But this year Nathaniel is in cub scouts and his troop got to walk in the parade. I have to admit that is the only reason we all went to the parade. Boy was I glad we all went to the parade not only to support Nathaniel but to experience a parade. I will be taking them to more parades in the future. Here are only a few pictures I got. There are tons more but I didn't want to bore anyone reading this.
Laura (Lea's friend from Spain), Lea and Ella. I told them to gLaura (Lea's friend from Spain), Lea and Ella. I told them to go sit in the road and they looked at me funny. How many mom's tell their daughters to go sit in an intersection.

Ella and her police officer. She liked his motorcycle.

This is one of serveral photos of airplanes flying by. It was neat to watch.

These next few photos made me cry. These were the many faces of fallen men and women who fought for our country during the latest war going on. As you can see, that is Pat Tillman. The spirit all around as I looked and saw everyone old and young putting their right hand over their heart. Just a neat experience that made this parade one of the best I have ever seen.

There in the wolf cub scout cap is my son Nathaniel. He was so excited to march in the parade. He has a special heart for all veterans. Most of the time we can't go by a veteran and give him change or just to be notice. Make me wonder what is future will hold..after his mission anyways.

Oct 30, 2012

Eljah's Halloween Party

Elijah has followed in two of his siblings foot steps. He attends Sis. Billings Preschool just like Lea and Nathaniel. As always she has a BIG Halloween party for all her little classes. This year Elijah was Captain America from the Avengers. I took a lot of pictures but here is a few that I liked. There were all sorts of games and story telling I didn't get because I was helping to set up for the next project or fun game.

Elijah  (aka Captain America)

Mrs. Billings and Elijah

Mrs. Whitney. She helps Mrs Billings and also teaching Elijah Science once a week.

Mar 8, 2012

Cooking with JanaLee

Hello fellow blog readers, if there is anyone who still reads this blog. I have started a new blog called Cooking with JanaLee. Please swing by and take a gander at it. And feel free to leave any comments. Don't worry, I will keep this blog as my family blog.

Jan 21, 2012

Gina & Tanya 2011 World Tour

Here we are waiting in line to get into the convention room so see Gina and Tanya.
Laurie, Katelyn, Connie, and I are finally in the convention room. We saw this back drop and and couldn't resist another group shot.
I tried to take a self portrait but the flash was a little bright. This was taken in line again, waiting to take pictures with Gina and Tanya. This is what I look like after zumbaing for 2 hours straight.
This is a perfect way to end a perfect night. Gina is on my right and Tanya is on my left. These are the two main ladies that are in all the Zumba DVDs and games.
Another group picture. Gina, me, Connie, Katelyn, Tanya, and Laurie.
This was an awesome experience. I have been having a hard time sticking to my diet or a diet and keeping up with zumba. I use to zumba everyday and I would walk up to 3 miles a night. I was loosing weight and feeling good. Then I became to be lazy again. I went from doing zumba everyday and walking up to 3 miles a day to just doing zumba twice a week. I gain some weight back and feeling lazy.
I went to this event thinking that I wouldn't be able to zumba for two hours without passing out. I also thought I would feel out of place because I am not a skinny person. I also was thinking that it was going to be crowded. I guess you could saw I was thinking negatively about the whole thing. I that is what I do when I go out of my comfort zone.
Laurie, Katelyn, and Connie are awesome. I had so much fun. When we got to the convention center in downtown Phoenix, there was a huge line. Everyone in front of us and behind us were all smiling and dancing and talking to each. When I mean talking to each other there were people walking up and down the line talking to those in line. I was great. To be part of a bunch of happy, and nice men and women was inspiring. I took a moment to think, if everyone in the world were just as happy and not shy to talk to each other even if they were complete strangers, the world would be beautiful.
When we got into the room, it was huge. There was a big stage with speakers and tons of room to zumba. When Gina and Tanya came on stage it was awesome. just seeing them in person was awesome. I have been doing zumba in my home with them for the past year and to see them was also inspiring. Everyone was zumbaing and they weren't laugh at those that didn't do it right. We were like one huge family. There were men and women with different shapes and sizes. Some were great at shaking their hips and there were those that weren't as good but no one cared. It could be just that we were all dancing/exercises for two hours to notice. But I didn't feel out of place. Everyone just blended together.
Now the excitement was over whelmeming when we were in line to actually meet them. I was so tired and sort all over that I sat most of the time in line. Once again everyone was smiling and interacting with each other. It was a great feeling. When it was my turn, I was so star struck. I got a picture with them and they signed my shirt. When I said thank you they both looked right at me and said your welcome. I know this is cheesy but when they looked at me I felt special.
After this experience I think it has started a little something within me. I was at walmart today and I made it a point to smile at everyone. It made me feel good. I also want to keep up on my zumba. I need and want to start loosing weight again. I want to be able to by clothes that are not so expensive.
Wow, I didn't mean to make this a super long post. Sorry :( So I will close for now.