Friday, March 30, 2007


I just hung up the phone with Donna. I feel soooo bad! Donna called me this afternoon, and told me that they had some conflicts at the airport in Washington. They basically could have made it to Utah tonight, but where not going to be guaranteed a hotel etc. It is conference weekend. So to make a long story short, they are driving!!!! I just called her to make sure all was going well. They where in Idaho. She said that they kids are doing really well. Ryan plans to drive thru the night. What troopers they are! I will keep you posted on her arrival.


I am on the hunt for my camera! For some reason it is missing in action. I think I'll have to borrow Steve's if it doesn't show up super soon. Yesterday I was so lucky to have met up with 2 blogging friends, Amy, and Sista#2 We met for lunch at a near by Mexican food restaurant. What fun it was to sit, and chat with these two lovely ladies. It just amazes me how much we all have in common. Children, husbands, cooking, lost keys, cameras, etc. It definitely is such a wonderful feeling to meet such great friends. The Bagley family is headed to Arizona tonight! Donna, I cant wait! Travel safely. Rebecca, is also coming to Arizona this week with her adorable girls. I got your message last night. I will give you a all later this morning. Well, I am off to try, and find the missing camera...Wish me luck! :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Today has been one of those days that I have been going, and going, yet haven't accompolsihed a lot! I hope I get some extra energy after American Idol tonight. Maybe I'll pull a late nighter. K, Sinjya seriously needs to go home tonight! Last night when he walked out on the stage my jaw dropped! 7-8 ponytails is just to much! We had house full of teenagers here lat night watching the show. They where so darn cute!!! I love how they all have their favorites. The kids had a half of a day of school today. I love half of days because that means more time to spend with them. I have to share something funny..well kind of about Sarah. Before 8:00 hit she called and said she forgot to have a paper signed. I said ok I need to hop in the shower. I let her know that Steve or I would be at the school to sign it. 25 minutes later, as I am in the shower she calls. She now remembers she forgot her P.E. clothes at home!!! 4 minutes later she calls again to tell me she also forgot her tennis shoes,and socks!!!!! Sarah is usually quite organized, but today wasn't one of those days. I sat there, and thought about her calls. I have known a few people that don't believe in bringing things to their kids if it was forgotten at home. I have always agreed that this does teach responsibility. I have always taken a different approach though. I feel blessed to be able to be a stay at home Mom. I have done my best to always be there for the kids. I figure if they forget things from time to time, then no biggie. Hey I lost my keys this past week for 3 days! I had to have someone from the dealership bring me a new set yesterday, and that wasn't a first. :) Everyone have a wonderful night, and enjoy A.I.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


I love spring time. It means many things to me. Easter, rebirth, growth, wonderful Arizona temps., spring cleaning, etc. The list could go on, and on. This was a perfect SPT for me. I love flowers, landscape, and greenery. Here I am doing what I like to do. I love piddling around the yard. Watering my flowers always makes me feel content, and happy I enjoy seeing their growth, and progress. Today we have had a very windy day. We also have wind advisories which is unusual for us. I am off to figure out what is for dinner. I like to have a plan for dinner, and tonight I don't have one....oops!

Monday, March 26, 2007

PMS and a Sunny Day!

It has been a absolutely gorgeous day today. The temperature as I type is 82. I love this time of the year. To me there is just nothing better. We have been spending more, and more time outdoors. We take advantage of this weather before the heat hits. Today was one of those PMS days! Geeez, I haven't had it this bad in at least a year. I am not sure what the deal was. It has let up some tonight. I was complaining to Steve about it today. He probably is ready to trade me in for a new model. :) Today I have been putting a few things out for Easter. I love the season's. I also have a big love for wreaths. I have a wreath for every occasion. There is something about a wreath on a door that makes me smile. Spring has Sprung! What is one of your favorite things about spring time? Everyone have a great night!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sunny Sunday...

We have had one busy weekend. The weather has been absoluuuutely amazing. I had to post some pictures of Jake on one of his pocket bikes. He loves riding them. With the weather being so nice he has been beating the pavement! This scares me sooooo badly! These little bikes don't go very fast, thank goodness. I have three boys, well 4 including Steve, that love engines, speed, anything that goes. I also deal with the fact that they are all almost fearless! I believe they got this from Steve. I know it wasn't from me!!! I have to post about an obstacle I conquered. Ben got married almost 2 years ago. When he left I was sooooo sad. I cried on, and off months before he got married, and after. I love Desirae to pieces. It had nothing what so ever to do with her. It was the fact that my baby was leaving. I left Ben's room just the way he left it. I didn't change a thing. I finally came to terms that his room needed a little change. I worked on it all morning. I think I finally have come to terms that it will always be his room, just decorated a little different. Ohhh, the joys of motherhood. Well, I am off to spend time with the family. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Family resemblance...

We really enjoyed having Rick in town. It was a treat to have him in Arizona. I was so happy that Steve got to spend some quality "brother" time with him. We went to dinner night before last. I was looking at this picture, and it got me thinking. There are some strong genes in Steve's family. I was looking at Steve, Ben, and Rick. Ben is my oldest in the black shirt and hat. Wow! They all have such a strong resemblance. I like to think my kids look like me, but this one I can't deny. Rick, and Wendy have 5 adorable kids. There is much family resemblance in them too. Who do you think your kids resemble? Have a HAPPY Saturday friends.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Rain in Arizona....

Today is a rainy day here in Arizona, and I love it!!! I was working in the kitchen, and looked was hailing! Steve, his brother, and Dad where out at the golf course golfing when everything hit. They weren't able to finish their game. I think that Steve is really enjoying his time with Rick. They are again headed to the Sun's game tonight. I have camp kick off tonight. I just can't believe it is that time of the year again. Nate is doing pretty well today. He has had some more "gunk" come out of his arm. I think it will take a while for the antibiotic to kick in. Next week he will have an appointment with our family Dr. to make sure things are on the mend. I was wondering what every one's weather is like today? It is fun to see what is going on in different parts of the country.

Naters, and the Dr.

Here a quick little update on Naters. We went to Urgent Care. The Dr. took one look at Nate's arm, and told him it was a cyst, and infected. The Dr. then told him that he needed to numb it, and cut it out. You would have thought the world had stopped! I took one look at Nate, and saw sheer panic. Nate proceeded to tell the Dr. he didn't want to do it. Naters is on this kick that he is 18, and he has the say so...ha ha! To make a long story short, he finally came to his senses. The Dr. had to make 2 cuts to get all of the infection out. He also put Nate on an antibiotic. I will post pictures later today of our trip to the Dr....tooo funny! I have these big ol' boys, and all but 1 are petrified of the Dr's. Thanks for all of your sweet comments yesterday. Hugs.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

swollen arm...

I didn't get a chance to post yesterday. We have my brother in law in town, and a nephew from Alaska. Last night was a fun night, I took the kids to my Mom's to spend time with my nephew. Andrew is from Alaska, and it is such a treat to have him here with us this week. Steve's brother is from Logandale Nevada. Steve, and him took in the Sun's game last night. They of course are going to the game tomorrow night too. They both are Sun's fans. Steve had a wonderful time with Rick . They spent the day golfing with their Dad...good times! Well, Nate showed me his much swollen arm yesterday. I can't quite figure out what is going on with it. It is sooo swollen, and very warm. The swelling stops in almost a perfect line. I am concerned. We will be heading to Urgent Care later this morning. I will post pics., and an update later. Well, I better run, and get the day going. Ohhh, did anyone watch American Idol last night? Awesome!!! That show puts a smile on my face every time. I just love the fact that these kids are get the opportunity of a life time.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Steve isn't sleeping in his bed..

Today was such a nice day. The weather was a little cooler, and just right. I had a lot of Monday madness picking up the house, and laundry to do. Later in the day I finally made it to the grocery store. I thought I better get there, or my kids where going to strike! Tonight Steve is going to a sleep center to spend the night. He has to have nose surgery. The Dr. wants to have him monitored thru the night before they operate. I believe that this is the way that they will be able to tell if there is anything else going on. All I know is he snores soooooo darn loud!!! Did I forget to mention how loud the man snores! :) I am not even kidding, it is seriously sad. It's not sad for Steveo it is sad for me who has had to sleep next to him for 22 years! Anyhow I really will miss him while he is away. Sarah cam home from track this afternoon, and wanted to swim. I personally think the water is still kind of chilly. The kids tend to think it is great! I caught a few pictures of her outside today. She is growing up to be such a beautiful young lady. Well, I am off to catch Dancing With the Stars. I sure enjoyed talking to Donna, and Rebecca today. These two wonderful friends are both coming to Arizona for a visit.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Grease is the word...

Welcome to my new digs! ha ha! Today has been a really good Sunday. I got up while everyone was still asleep. I got to work on my lesson in peace, and quiet. It was so nice. I feel so blessed to have been able to teach the Young Women today. What a great bunch of girls! I feel so lucky to be in such a wonderful ward. We got home, and our home teacher came by for about an hour. We then had spaghetti garlic bread, and salad for dinner. Have any of you watched the show that is on TV that is kind of like American Idol, but these singers are trying out for the Broadway play, Grease? We started watching that on Sunday nights. It really is a cute show. I hope everyone had a great day.