Wednesday, June 30, 2010


On June 20th my Britton turned 12! Wow how time does fly! His birthday was on a sunday so he was able to receive the Priesthood on his BIRTHDAY, What a great GIFT. Both his sets of Grandparents, and Aunt Barbra, Uncle Rob, Aunt Sonia Aunt Brandie and cousins Brandon, Savannah and Hunter, were there with Britton on this special day. This past sunday the 27th , he passed the sacrament for the 1st time. He was very nervous and excited. Thankfully he has a wonderful YM's leader who took the time to show him how it's done.( his DADDY:) ) Next week Britton will be going to Scout Camp w/ his dad and is sooooo excited!
I am so proud Britton is worthy to have received the Priesthood.

Just the two of us GIRLs!

The week after school got out SierraDawn and I were able to take a trip to the Baja . We didn't go all alone, (I'm not that BRAVE) we went with Grandma, and Grandpa Ragle, Rob and Cooper. SierraDawn and I enjoyed spending the time together without the rest of the family. It was quite HOT! We swam everyday and played games with Rob and Cooper. She is getting better at Sequence. (now if we could just get her to look at ALL of her cards!) SierraDawn also picked up a new hobby... beach combing. Every morning she was begging to walk the hide tide line to see what treasures we would find. SierraDawn also got to experience sleeping on the roof for the 1st time, I think she'll be requesting that sleeping arrangement from now on! (Under the **STARS** is the BEST)
It was a FUN and VERY relaxing trip. I'm thinking of making this a yearly trip . But of course we will eventually let Carlee join us too:)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Baja Memorial weekend

Carlee's 1st Quad ride... not a fan!

Look Mom a Rock

Britton's SunBlock

Chilling in the Warm water.

Future Surfer?

Beautiful SierraDawn :)

Farkle, Farkle and more Farkle

Cooper,and his sand creation?

Waiting for the tide to come in!!!

Water Rocket, this thing flew soooo high and Cooper had to go for a swim to

Uncle Rob putting some last minute touches on the Water Rocket, So Fun!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Picures from our Arizona-Nevada Trip

Carlee happy to stretch her legs after a few hours in the car!

On our way to ShowLow Arizona we stopped outside of Flagstaff at Laurel Canyon
and took a two mile hike to view some Indain ruins.

While in ShowLow we spent the day at a park with my sister and her family. Mike was in charge of the camera and somehow this is the only picture from that day? hmmm

The kids in front of the Snowflake Temple

One of the kids took this although I do not remember who's picture it was?

We stopped in Hollbrook, Arizona to visit the Petrified Wood Company.
Carlee keep saying " Crash?, Crash?"
Every animal is Crash our dog!

Ian was in heaven!!!

Funny picture, hahaha!

Also in Hollbrook is the famous Wigwam Motel! On Route 66!
The kids got a kick out of the fact that we followed Route 66. From Barstow, Kingnman, Winslow,Flagstaff and Hollbrook! Let's just say they know all the lyrics to the song!

Ian, Sierra and MATER!

We visited the Painted Desert, very beautiful! Camera does no do it justice!!

On our way to Vegas we spent the Day at the Grand Canyon.
Britton was not too impressed. Some how he imagined it to be BIGGER!!

Ok so we live in SO CAL. Sadly this was my kids first encounter with snow!
They were so excited to play in the PATCH of SNOW!

Somehow we did not take any pictures in Veags? We had a wonderful time visiting with Family.
It by far was a very memorable trip, very last minute! I think that's what made it so fun, we did what ever we wanted. If we saw something on the map that looked interesting we did it. And may I add SierraDawn is pretty good at reading a Map now!
Next month is Memorial Weekend our plans... BAJA!

Spring Break

So we have been planning our trip to Baja for a few months and were sooo excited to spend time with my Brother and his family. We were mostly packed and had enjoyed a wonderful Easter Sunday at home watching conference. We had one thing left to do. Drop the dogs off at my parents and then back to packing the car. Well apparently while we were driving to Upland we missed something BIG. All of the sudden people in Utah were texting us asking if we felt the earthquake. UMMM NO! I think we were the only people in S. California that didn't feel it. By the time we arrived in Upland the Epicenter had been announced. As we walk into my parents it was kaos! First everyone looked at us and asked if we felt it? again NOO! And we ask so were was it centered and how BIG. 7.3, umm what how did we miss that?? Again we ask were? ummmm 30 miles southeast of MEXCALI, BAJA CALIFORNIA! WHAT!!!!!!!!! Is the BAJA house still standing? or is it in the Ocean? My dad had just gotten off the phone with Ray Harper who was in Baja. The HOUSE is fine! So we talk with my brother and decide to go ahead and leave in the morning like we origionally planned. Well by 6am the next morning all of the news starts reports start coming in. So we decided it was not the best idea to drive through a Disaster Zone, with a trailer full of food , water and fuel. Ummmm lets see,uh NO! And then we here the Highway betwwen Mexicali and San Felipe was closed due to damage. That just made up our minds for us! NO BAJA!!!!!!!! So now what? When all else fails call family! Thankfully my two sisters who live out of state were willing to let us stay with them.
So instead to of SOAKING up the SUN on a beach we were headed to the Mountains of Northern Arizona with the High of 65 and then on to Vegas!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My little Monkey

CARLEE is no longer human I think she has mutated into a MONKEY.
She is climbing onto the couch, the step stool , the end tables, into the cub boards... EVERYTHING.
This little girl is trying her best to give her momma a Heart Attack! If she can get onto it then she'll STAND on it.
After a very scary fall Tuesday night I'm officially a nervous mamma!

Carlee loves to climb up onto our couch, and it's no small couch either! Last night she was doing her usual climbing of the couch and was walking across and miss stepped and fell head first landing on her neck. I saw her fall and freaked out when she landed in the position she did, And to add to it Mike was right next to her with his back turned to her, heard a "SNAP" as she landed.
I immediately went into mommy mode. I quickly laid her flat on her back and stabilized her neck with my hand.(I had to move her... she was still standing on her head, with her body propped up against the couch) She was SCREAMING of course she just fell 3+ feet onto her head. After a few agonizing moments she calmed down and began moving her arms, but was not moving her legs. Mike and I were repeatedly saying out loud "move your legs, come on move your legs." And meanwhile we have Britton screaming in the background "we need to call 911!" Even Mike was a little panicked.
I remained calm and confident nothing was wrong. As soon as I let go of her she quickly began moving her legs. To make this long story short Carlee is fine and 10 mins. later was trying to climb back onto the couch. I think she just had a nice spinal adjustment, She is pain free and perfectly fine. But talk about giving me a scare! WHEW!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Family Pictures

Here are some of our shots from our Family Photo shoot in October. Some silly and some fun! We did this for my parents all six of my siblings and My Parents had photo shoots with Leanne Price and she photo shopped together all the Family potriats into one large photo . It turned out soo nice I wish I had copy to show. Well I guess you could go see it at my moms. he,he
The Last shot is the one used for the Family Portrait you can tell because it's of balance, but it fit so nicely with all of my siblings!!