Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May this coming year bring much happiness, love and laughter.

We did it... we finally did it! We got family pictures taken. The last family picture we had was 5 years ago and a lot of us has changed. Callie (our wonderful photographer) took our pictures and they turned out awesome! We are a pretty good looking group!

Funny faces! This is hilarious!

The Parents

The Boys

and The Girls

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Happy, Happy Birthday, Krissa. I hope you have an awesome day. You have been my right hand mam throughout your life and a true friend. I appreciate you so much. I don't know what I would do without you! I hope this next year is filled with fun, excitement, surprises and lots and lots of laughter.

Krissa's picture that she won the Beach Beauty Contest. She's 3 1/2 years old! Such a Cutie!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


He got his mission call!!! This was the picture he sent Krissa on his cell phone. The picture says it all... is he excited or what?

He opened it up Friday night so friends and family could be there. Ty and I almost opened it up earlier... for a bonding moment... but we resisted and waited for everyone else.

He was called to the Spain Madrid Mission and leaves for Utah MTC on April 27th. He will stay there for 3 weeks and then go to the MTC in Spain. We are so happy and proud of him. It is going to be SO hard when he is gone but I know it will be worth the sacrifice for him serving the Lord.

Quiet moments for a mom that will miss her baby boy extremely!! Spain is a really far ways away!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Happy 25th Birthday, Zach!

Happy Birthday, Zach!!

Wow... another year older.... and wiser too!

I love this picture. It is the perfect picture of the All American Boy.... t-shirt, jeans and a black eye. He is carefree and happy. Those 25 years are filled with so many fun memories. You weren't afraid to just have a good time. You have such a fun personality and sense of humor.
I hope you have a great birthday and that you know how much you are loved.
Love ya, Mom

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Missionary Boy!

Tonight after a 'missionary haircut' we took pictures of Tylon to submit a photo with his mission papers. I can't believe it is that time already... where has all the time gone? Is it really time for his mission? I don't know if I am really ready for him to go. This is really, really hard!
Here's my missionary boy!

I'm going to really miss this kid. He always makes me laugh and feel good.
He will be a GREAT missionary!

Too Tired Ty!

One evening after a very long day for Tylon we were all watching TV and Ty decided to go upstairs to bed (since he fell asleep during the movie anyways). He didn't "quite" make it all the way up the stairs... just the first 5 to the platform. There he laid down and went back to sleep. I could not resist taking pictures!
The stair did work out well for a pillow, I guess. We did eventually get him the rest of the way up and into bed. Plum tuckered out!!

Happy 21st Birthday, Shay!!!

Happy Birthday, Shaylee. I can't believe you are 21!! Shay's birthday was October 22nd... I am just late in my posting!
For a Mom, it doesn't matter how old the kids get you can still see that little child in their face.

Shay and her friend, Liz

I love you, Shay! We are happy you are in our family!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Truth is....

Wow... it is Wednesday again... not sure how many truths I have.

* When you work out and then have to go to the bathroom and you use those toilet seat protector papers... ummm... they REALLY stick to your behind when you are sweaty. It is like peeling sunburn or something. Ok.. some times I have missed a piece only to discover it later.

* I obsess about food.

* Sometimes only a peanut butter and jelly sandwich hits the spot.

* I like to savor books. I read a little bit (chapter or so) each night and then look forward to bedtime to read some more.

* For the life of me... I can not tell sizes of clothes, of people... of weight. Can't seem to do it. It is hard to tell if someone has lost or gained weight (unless a drastic amount). I can't look at clothes and tell if it will fit or not. Can't size things up.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I thought of this whole idea of this whole idea of how I was going to blog about being a grandma. I was going to take a picture of both my daughter-in-laws together, just not feeling good with morning sickness and post it introducing the fact I will be a grandma. Then, when Randon and Callie came down we got so busy playing, etc that we forgot to take the picture... SO... no blogging. I am NOT going to hold off any longer.

Jadon and Amanda are due May 16th. Randon and Callie are due May 17th. It will be soooo much fun! I hope to be the best grandma! I am a little nervous about that...
My poor daughters-in-law are both really, really sick and I feel so bad for them. The end result will be so worth it. I am so excited for my sons to be Fathers. They will be the best.

the TRUTH is Wednesday

I have never played this, so I thought I would try! Let's see if I can come up with some truths, I CAN share!
The TRUTH is:
* I do not like water in my face. It drives me nuts. It feels like hair in the face or a fly flying
around your head... and it also makes me feel afraid to breathe. I will inhale the water up my
nose or something and asperate
* I HATE having my toes scrunched. I hate my socks being tight on my toes. I hate my shoes
scrunching my toes. I hate my toes being confined in any way.
* I am OCD about some things. Like while walking to work, I feel comfortable going a certain
way. While walking to work I have a certain area that I jog... and I just can't seem to talk
myself into just walking it no matter how I feel that day. I would feel bad for not jogging it.
* Chocolate make me happy. Bliss Dark Chocolate and Ferro Roche (?) "Golden Balls"
* CLE (Crystal Light Energy) drink also makes me happy.
* I am nervous about being a grandma. I want to be a GOOD grandma.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Just a bit of Unique-ness!

I couldn't resist NOT putting these pictures in.

Shaylee is the only one of our kids that has her father's "unique" tongue. We have a picture of her as a baby with it and now as an adult.

I bought this "unique" skirt/dress/pants thing at Goodwill... I thought of using it as a swimsuit cover up but since my kids laughed at me... I figured I wouldn't wear it in public. Tylon tried it on and his M.C. Hammer moves came out. He kept us laughing for a while!

Girls Camp 2010

Girls Camp Theme 2010: CIA
Courage In Action

The morning of Girls Camp.

This year of Girls Camp I was asked to do Capers. My first thought wasn't to excited... "how fun is it to make sure the girls do their camp chores?" My assistant was Bonny Solheim and Stacey Farr. Bonny was not able to go to camp do to work, so it was Stacey and me up at Girls Camp.

Can I say... WE HAD THE BEST TIME EVER!! This was my favorite and best year
We had the "Golden Plunger Award" and along with it came the Hershey Golden Nuggets with Almonds (and if the girls need to be properly taught in Chocolate eating, I taught and certified them.)
The Girls all worked very hard to win the award... even going as far as washing baseboards in the bathrooms. Stacey and I were known as the "Golden Girls". I was so amazed at the great attitude and hard work the girls put into their chores up at camp.
Skit night consisted of a rap about the word of wisdom. My part was to not "overindulge". I had chocolate all over my face as I was licking my fingers. I look like the joker with the chocolate on my face.
I EAT my words... Capers are AWESOME! Thank you so much to may assistants: Bonny and Stacey, they made it so much fun and easier for me! CAPERS ROCK!

Pedicure and Manicure

For my birthday present from Krissa she treated me to a pedicure and manicure. We went and got it right before Girls Camp so that we had pretty nails and toes! Camp colors were pink and black. Krissa, Kaylee and I all went and got them done together. I had a wonderful sea salt and hot rock massage... it was the best! Here are our pretty toes and nails!

Krissa's cute toes... OUR cute toes!

Thanks Krissa!

Happy Birthday to ME!

Yep, I turned another year older. Those dog-gone birthdays just keep happening! I had a great, relaxing day of being spoiled!

Krissa made a wonderful, rich cheesecake from scratch! Thank you for making my birthday a GREAT one!

Earring and Necklace Holder

After a fun shopping trip and finding lots of fun matching necklaces and earrings, I needed a place to keep them together. I am all about organization. I thought up and designed this holder and had Larry make it. He was great in just jumping right in and carrying the design out. I am so pleased with how it turned out and it is a great help to me. (Before my earrings were just all kept in one long box... mixed up and necklaces just on one hook.) Thanks, Larry, for making this for me!
Yes.... notice the color grouping... I am a little OCD about things.

Happy Father's Day, Lar!

Happy Father's Day! You have always been a great father and parental partner to me and the family. Thank you for all your sacrifices and help that you give to us.

I love you!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Happy Birthday, Larmo!

Happy Birthday, Larry! We won't tell how old you are but you have probably lived over half your life so far. I am so grateful that Heavenly Father provided you for me. You make me happy. You are my best friend and I love spending time with you. I hope you had a nice birthday, even though you have been sick. Know that you are very loved by me and family.

I love you!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Awards and Scholarships

Top Twenty Seniors from Skyline High School

Tylon Walters ranked #14 (out of 511 students) with a GPA of 4.053

He received the Arizona State University Provost's Scholarship of $30,000 (paid over 4 years, which is $7,500 per year).

He also got the Linda Bartlett Scholarship. Linda Bartlett was a math teacher that taught at Skyline High school and passed away 2-3 years ago. Tylon was one of six that received her scholarship (undisclosed amount right now, will find out amount later).

Front and Back of the Medallion he received being #14 Ranked student.
Congratulations, Tylon, for all your years of hard work and dedication to your schooling. It has certainly paid off!!