Sunday, November 29, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone

Hey...look at's been so long since we updated our blog that the border is still current! How about that?! Happy Holidays!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


So, I've been tagged by my sister-in-law Alyssa. I usually don't participate in tags for 3 reasons.

A- I'm pretty boring, therefore I don't have much to show and tell.

B- When and if I get tagged I think or say I'll do it later....and I never do!

C- I don't really ever get tagged.

So in this tag you are supposed to find the 6th picture in the 6th folder and this is what I got. If it was any other picture I might not have participated, but I couldn't resist. This is my cute Ellie Faye (4 yrs old) at a rodeo in Tremonton, UT. Of all my bros and sis I was the one that hated anything to do with horses, boots, manure....(anything cowboy) when we were growing up (I think it's cause all of my siblings chose horses and rodeos over a swimming pool) anyway who would have thunk there would be evidence of my child in boots at a rodeo!?!


P.S. I tag Megan, Amy, Melinda, Krystal, Libby and Brenna!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

And....We're Back!

OK, OK! So it's only been..what? 2 months since my last post? Sorry to all of my cyber friends out there, and I know their are a lot of you (pretty much just you, Annee!)

Well, I guess I don't have any really great excuses except that, well actually I did come up with a few!

-We bought a house at the end of December and with that, we had to move ALL of our stuff...AGAIN!

-The second week in January Todd had knee surgery. So now, not only am I a taxi driver, a referee, a maid, a chef, a tutor, a housekeeper, a handy-man, a beautician, and an entertainer....but now I am a nurse!

-Did I mention I am a mother of 6....yes, 6!

-I am in the middle of training for a Ragnar Relay Race that is in 1o days. The run is from Flagstaff to Tempe. I've been pounding the pavement a little more these last couple of months running. er, a, jogging? maybe more like shuffling!?! fine! walk, jog, skip, shuffle, gallop...whatever!

-I went on a nice, long, warm, relaxing, kid-free vacation by myself! OK, so I lied! I went for a weekend to UT. But I was pretty much kid free so that's all that really matters, right?

-All I have to say is 3 letters...R S V! Yes, Maddox and Rigdon are just getting over RSV. Good thing I'm a nurse!

-So here I am @ 2:00am writing a post. I am so going to pay for this tomorrow, but it was nice to cross this off my to do list and catch up with you.

-And one more reason....probably the most important! We FINALLY got our Internet service today!!! YEAH for modern technology.

1, 2, 3 o'clock, 4 o'clock, ROCK!

Today was 50's day @ the kids school and I think I was more excited then the kids were. I tried to talk the older twins to get into the spirit of things, but it didn't fly.
Chase and Ellie were much more persuasive as you can see. These two have a
very cute relationship and I am amazed at how well Chase puts up with our little drama queen.
(We love you Ellie Faye!)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Utah or Bust

So here I am with my "Utah Mom, and my Utah Sister!" When we moved into our house in Brigham City 8 years ago, that beautiful red-head next to me sorta adopted me and my little family. (You cant see it or tell but I am the "tall" daughter. I am 5'10 and these two on either side of me maybe can claim 4'11....maybe on a spectacular day. I must be kneeling down!?!)

Anyway, the hot blond on the other side of me is Candace Jensen the daughter of Debbie (the fiery red-head) Do you follow? K.

A little over a year ago I set Candace up with a relative of a friend and.....Yep! 1st comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage! So Candace and her cute husband Colby are having a little girl any minute...all because of me (you too Nicole-you know I love ya). So that was my excuse for going to UT for Candace's baby shower.....that and if I didn't go somewhere soon, I might not be here today. I decided to surprise Chase and take him with me for his birthday.

FYI: I know what your thinking and your right! I do have the best husband for letting me go and never complaining that he had to stay home and be Mr. MOM. (He did however try to talk me into taking the babies with me but I think he was doing that just to make sure I was coming back!)

Levi and Chase have been BFF's since pre-school. It was a surprise for both of them to see each other when Chase got there. Chase didn't know he was going until about 2 hrs. before we left. When I told him he got teary eyed or as he likes to say "his eyes were sweaty." He couldn't stop smiling and saying thank you. When they saw each other its like they picked up right where they left off-they didn't even skip a beat!

When it was time to leave I lost it cause Chase and Levi got a little misty.
Don't worry Levi, you haven't seen the last of us yet!

I had so much fun seeing old friends and catching up! This weekend was one big Girls Night Out...and I really needed it. Thanks for the fun times Adriane and Mindy!

It was so nice to see my BFF Becky. It felt like I just saw her last week. Hmmm, I guess it was last week. We went out to dinner and to a Boutique (you looked hot by the way) and did a little shopping. It's always a party when I'm with Becky. We can be all glammed up and go out, or wear our pj's and stay home and watch the Grammies.

I miss those days Becky!!!

Happy Birthday Chase!

So while we were in Utah, Chase's Utah mom, aka "Mindy Griffin" was nice enough to throw Chase a birthday party and invited all of his old friends.

Chase had so much fun and is still bragging it up to his older brothers.

Thanks Mindy for making this trip so memorable for Chase. How can we ever repay you? The Griffins are so sweet to Chase and have asked me on more then one occasion if they could just keep Chase..... sorry guys. I promise we will come and visit soon. Now it's your turn to come see us in AZ. By the way, Mindy and Jason have three adorable boys and are expecting a girl this summer! CONGRATS!!! Everyone needs at least one "Drama Queen" in the family. In our case we can only handle one. (We love you Ellie Faye!)

Chase has decided to wait until Grandma and Grandpa can come to AZ next month to get baptized. We can't wait. Happy Birthday Chase! I Love You!

Chase and his buddies: Alex, Cooper, Ryan, Jaden, Levi, Conley, Ronnie, Chase, and Caleb!

Thanks for coming guys. Chase's birthday will not soon be forgotten!

Chase and "Cooper Duke Clark Laing Jensen!"

We get the biggest kick out of Cooper who is Candace Jensen's son. It was no accident that these two boys were brought together. We would claim him as one of our fact I think Todd has on occasion.

Twins With Twins

It is so fun to see our older twins (Cameron top, Jackson bottom) to interact with our younger twins (Maddox top, Rigdon bottom). The older boys are such a great help and never complain (almost never) when I ask them to help me with the babies. Every morning before school Jax and Cam get the babies up out of bed, change their diapers....even poopy ones, change their cloths, feed them, burp them, and play with them while I get myself and Ellie ready.
I love you guys!