Monday, December 29, 2008


I don't know about the rest of you but I really need to get rid of some of this extra weight that I have on my body. Tyrone and the boys got me the best Christmas present ever invented for losing weight. It is called the BodyBugg. You wear an arm band and a watch (shows you how many calories you have burned and much more) all day. At the end of the day you go online and upload all of your information onto the computer. You also type in what you ate and how much and it will tell you how many calories you ate for the day. It is suppose to be a great tool in helping people lose weight. Hopefully in three months I will be down 12 pounds.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I have been wanting to make our bedroom more "romantic" so for Christmas my mom got us this really pretty bed in a bag. The picture does not do it justice.
Mary, Linda, Cheyenne and Brandyn singing Ruldolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for the little program that we put on for Christmas Eve.

Everyone just sitting around visiting and relaxing.

Douglas was so funny when he saw his Santa gift he said "oooh"

Clint loved the Leapster2 that he got from Santa. It came with a Wall-E game

This is my handsome great nephew Gage. He is 4 1/2 months and is having surgery done on the 30th of this month to get his lip fixed. He is such a happy baby.

Santa always makes a visit to my parents house on Christmas Eve and by the time Santa left Douglas was going up to him and giving him kisses. Nothing like at the ward party last weekend.

Clint loves Santa. He had no problem going up to get his gifts from Santa.
I just love Christmas. It has always been my favorite holiday and it is even better now that the boys are older and get excited about opening gifts and seeing Santa. Like Bek our boys got new pj's for Christmas Eve and this year my mom decided to get Me and Tyrone new pj's too. We were going to take a family picture on Christmas morning with all of us in our new pj's but when we got home last night Douglas threw up all over his pj's. For some reason when we go to grandparents houses the kids eat sugar, sugar, sugar. Well that did not agree with Douglas. The family pj picture will have to be taken later.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tis the season

Clint telling Santa what he wants for Christmas.
While taking family pictures for our Christmas cards Clint and Douglas climbed up on the bench and started saying "cheese"

One of the poses for our Christmas card.

Our Christmas tree.

Douglas not liking Santa too much. I was a mean mom and made him sit on Santa's lap before he could get the goodie bag.

Monday, December 8, 2008

70th Birthday Celebration

Mom and Dad
Dad with his children and grandchildren

Dad with his children and their spouses

Dad with his grandchildren

We had a big birthday party for my dad this weekend and after all of the guests left we took some family photos. The party was a big success. We sent out 50 invitations and about 1/2 came. Not bad considering it was a Friday night and it is a busy time of the year. We had a great time and I am glad that we got to celebrate my dad's big day with him.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

Well, our Thanksgiving was great!!! We had Tyrone's mom, brother, sister-in-law and a friend over for dinner. Everything tasted wonderful and to top things off Tyrone was able to come home at 5:30pm so that made it even better.

Everyone was gone by 8:00pm and the kids were in bed. We were headed to bed when I got a call from my babysitter saying that she was sick and could not babysit for me in the morning (I was going to brave the cold weather and go up to Prescott for the shopping deals they had at the stores). Any how, we were on the phone till 9:00pm trying to find a sitter. We finally broke down and asked Tyrone's mom to babysit and she is such a life saver and said "yes"

I left Bagdad at 2:00am and got to Wal-Mart at 3:30am. Stood in line till 5:00am and got some really great deals. I am glad that I was able to go. I just wish that I could have talked Clint into taking a nap so that I could lay down. Oh well. It was well worth it.

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving and if you went shopping I hope that you got everything that you wanted and then some.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Family Pictures

On our way home from Camp Wood we saw these two cows fighting. They did not even care that we were standing there taking pictures.
This is Patti's pet deer. She is three years old and it is funny to hear the stories of what she does. She gets down on all four legs to eat the dog food when it is put out. She has even gone into the house while they were eating. She really does act like their pet.

Taking pictures with animals and kids don't mix.

We had to feed the deer dog food to get here to come to us with the kids standing there.

We decided that we were going to make our own Christmas cards again this year so we went to get a family picture taken with someone's pet deer. As you can tell by looking at the pictures it is quit difficult to get young children and animals to cooperate when it comes to taking pictures together. Needless to say we will be retaking the pictures because most of the good ones cut the top of Douglas's head off.

Friday, November 21, 2008

8 Things

8 T.V. shows that I like to watch...... (in no particular order)
1. Ghost Whisper
2. Numbers
3. The Biggest Loser (have to get motivated to lose weight somehow)
4. Heroes
5. E.R.
6. The Unit
7. My Name is Earl
8. Criminal Minds

8 things that happened yesterday.......
1. Played with the boys
2. Changed Douglas
3. Did Dishes (a few times)
4. Watched Wall E
5. Did Laundry
6. Played Connect Four (and won 2 out of 3 games)
7. Watched Logan and Canyon
8. Made BBQ Ribs

8 favorite places to eat... (no particular order)
1. Red Lobster
2. Wingers
3. Red Robin
4. Jack-In-The Box
5. Texas Roadhouse
6. Chili's
7. Panda Express
8. 5 & Diner

8 things I am looking forward to......
1. Starting a new year
2. To see Twilight
3. Going back to teaching
4. Douglas to start talking better
5. Losing Weight
6. Being together as an Eternal Family (seeing Tiffanie again)
7. Christmas ( a blast with the kids being older)
.8. Thanksgiving

8 things on my wish list......
1. A better economy
2. The price of copper to go back up
3. Being out of debt
4. Another baby girl (no I am not pregnant yet)
5. Family to have what they need
6. Family and loved ones to be healthy!
7. A house of my own (not one that we rent)
8. The rooms in my house to be uncluttered

8 people that I tag.......
1. Karen
2. Natasha
3. Nadine
4. Becky
5. Destiny
And anyone else that wants to.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

6 Years

This weekend we went down to Phoenix to celebrate our 6th anniversary. I cannot believe that I have known and been married to Tyrone for six years. We left for Phoenix Saturday morning so that we could do some shopping. Then we went to my parents house. We were all setting outside watching the kids play and the next thing we knew Douglas was crying. He had fallen next too a cactus and his right leg. I think we got them all out but his leg still looks bad. It must not have bothered him too bad because he continued running around and then played on the play ground at McDonalds.

Tyrone and I went to dinner at the Melting Pot in Scottsdale. What a place. It is a little on the pricey side but well worth it for a special event. It is not a place for young children because it takes about two hours to eat a four course meal. After dinner we went to a movie (which we haven't done in months). Wednesday is our actually anniversary but because it is in the middle of the week we celebrated a little early.

A funny thing that happened today while at church with my parents. The kids were all up at 4:00am and would not go back to sleep so around 9:30am they were ready for a nap. All of the kids (Clint. Douglas and my niece) feel asleep. During the middle of Sunday School Douglas wakes up and if you know Douglas he is not quiet. He says "Done, done" everyone starte laughing. Needless to say I hurried out the door and took him to nursery. Everyone thought it was funny and thought that he was cute. I couldn't help but laugh when it happened. My boys always seem to suprise me with things that they do and say. It is so fun watching them grow and learn.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

100 things

. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (Does riding with children count?)
47. Had your portrait painted (mine was drawn)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else's blog to your own

Sunday, November 9, 2008

That's My Boy!

Douglas always does something that makes me stop and think "you are just like your dad." So today I decided to vacuum the house while the boys were eating breakfast rather than shower. So by the time they were done eating I was ready to shower. I hate to leave Douglas unattended while I am in the shower because he gets into everything!!!!!!! So I move his high chair into the living room and buckle him in and give him some toys to play with. I get out of the shower and come out to check on the boys and Douglas has gotten out of his chair (buckle still done up) and is setting in the rocking chair.

We all are ready for church and I get the boys outside and lock the door. Douglas hurries over to talk to nippers (our dog) who is fenced in the side yard. No big deal it makes it easier to get Clint in the car and my things loaded so I turn around to go get Douglas and I don't see him in the yard he has managed to get past the fence and into nippers yard. How the heck did he do that. When he saw me coming he ran to the dog house and climbed in and would not come out. I had to threaten to spank him before he finally decided he should come out. When we got home from church he once again climbed into the yard to say "hi" to nippers again.

I just have to shake my head and laugh when Douglas does something. He is really just like his dad no matter what Tyrone says. It is great having two boys and is so funny to see how different they are. Clint is easy going and usually pretty good. Douglas is well sometimes my challenge. I was so happy two weeks ago we made it completely through sacrament meeting without having to leave. This week Douglas decided he was going to try and crawl under the pews. Not such a bad thing but as church was starting and he was still trying to crawl under the pews he was saying "bye, bye" You are so not leaving. So I decide to take him out and as we are walking past people he is telling them "bye". If it is the last thing I do he will learn to sit through sacrament metting. Maybe next week will be better as Tryone will be there to hold him.

Anyway I love my boys even when they want to stay home from church and play with the dog. They always make me laugh and I am glad that I have been blessed to raise them at this time.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Here are just a few pictures of the boys at Halloween. My Mom sent the boys a card with money in it and they each got to pick out a pumpkin for Halloween. Douglas was suppose to be a scarecrow but he did not like wearing the hat. Clint was a glow in the dark skeleton. They got tons of candy and had lots of fun.

Friday, October 24, 2008


I decided to take a little day trip up to Camp Wood and take lunch to Tyrone, my brother Jacob and my Dad. Of course when we got there they were out hunting again. I put the boys in the back of my dad's truck to let them run around. Clint was running from one end of the truck to the other when he took a nose dive. Here is what his nose looked like by the time we got home four hours later.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What a day

Today Douglas got tubes put in his ears. He did very good. His surgery was at 8:00am and we were out of there at 9:00am. The hardest part was when they came and got us so that we could go back with him after surgery. I could hear him crying. They are very disorineted when they are coming out of anesthia. We are suppose to keep him still today (HA!HA!) Like Douglas every sits still for anything. It helped that we had to drive for two hours. Hopefully this means that he will not as many ear infections as he has had in the past few months.

Clint is doing good. He has not gotten sick and hopefully it stays that way. He did tell us on the way home that he fell off of the toilet while my dad was watching him today. It was sooo funny. We were driving home and out of the blue he says, "I fell off of the toilet." So I asked him when and he said "today." Then Tyrone asked him if his Grandpa pushed him off of the toilet and Clint says "no, the toilet pushed me off." We had a good laugh at that comment. So everyone needs to be careful while on the toilet. Don't let it push you off.

Tyrone is home tonight. He will leave before sunup Wednesday to go hunting again. He will be gone for another week, unless he gets an elk before then. I can't wait till he get his elk so that he can come home to stay. He saw some elk on his way home Monday but because of time he could not take the time to go after them. Maybe this weekend he will get lucky and get his deer and elk at the same time. I know the boys and I really miss him when he is gone although we are thankful that he did get drawn for elk and deer because they provide alot of meat and with the price of food lately it would be very helpful to not have to spend at much on meat as we have been.

Monday, October 13, 2008

head ache

So Douglas fell off of the top bunk of their bunk bed. He hit his head on the way down. We ended up calling the paramedics because he started getting worse so we spent part of the day at the hospital getting ct scans. The fianl diagnosis is a concussion. Here is a picture of what he did to his head.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

finally a solution

The last weekend of July Douglas was went to the doctor and we found out that he had a double ear infection. The doctor gave him medicine for 10 days. On the 18th of August when we went in for his 2-year well visit he had a left ear infection and put on a different medicine for four days. Two weeks later he had another double ear infection. Now we are into October and he still has a double ear infection and fluid in both ears. We went and saw the ENT yesterday and he recommended that Douglas get tubes in both ears. So on the 21st of October Douglas will get tubes put in. Maybe it will help hear hear and obey us better (HA! HA!).

Monday, September 22, 2008

Just for fun

Tyrone found this rattle snake up the street from our house.
Tyrone counted eight rattlers on the tail.
Thank goodness for guard rails on top bunks.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Birthday Weekend

Arianna wearing her birthday hat!
Mom made this minnie mouse cake for Arianna's birthday.
Cheyenne and Mary posing with the funny teeth that were in the goody bags!

All of the grandkids that were at Arianna's birthday party. The girl in the very back is Arianna's friend.
Douglas was running away from Mary when he fell and hit his face on the side of the fish tank stand. That is what happens when you run in socks on tile flooring.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

No pictures

Sorry there will be no pictures of Douglas's birthday party. The good mother that I am I forgot to check my camera the day before and when I got it out to take pictures the battery was dead. He did have fun opening his gifts though.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Saturday we celebrated Douglas's second birthday. Grandma and Grandpa Bell came up along with Cheyenne, Linda and Brandyn. Then Tyrone's brother Jake and his girlfriend Annie and Tyrone's mom. We went swimming at the public pool for an hour and a half then came back to the house and ate lunch and cake. We had to hurry and let Douglas open his gifts before eating because he was getting tired. He ended up going down for a nap before his party was over. Reguardless of the birthday boy having to go to bed during his party it was a big success.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Great News

I forgot to put in my post yesterday that I am a great aunt again. Todd and Tiffany had their baby boy (Gage Matthew Bell) Saturday, August 2, 2008. I have not seen pictures of him yet. He weighed in at 8lbs. and was 20 inches long. When I get pictures I will share.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

Sorry I have not written in a while. I have been busy taking summer school and taking care of sick kids. I am finally almost done with my last summer class. I took my last test tonight and all I have left to do is the class evaluation on Wednesday. Douglas is just getting over a double ear infection and a rash that he got from the amoxicilin that he was taking. I hope that we are done being sick in this house and that things return to normal. I promise to write more later.

Monday, June 30, 2008


Linda, Brandyn, Cheyenne, Hannah and My Family went to San Diego this weekend. It was a busy time but everyone seemed to have a great time. We left early Friday morning and drove to the San Diego Zoo. We walked around the zoo from 1:00-7:00pm. It was neat to see all of the different animals and no they did not try to keep any of us.

Saturday we went to Sea World. What a day. We got a late start so we did not get there until 10:00am. We made up for the getting there late. We stayed until 11:00pm. The kids were such troopers. The boys finally fell asleep at 10:45pm. Some of us got soaked by the dolphins during the night show while others got soaked riding the rapids ride. The crazy thing, we all got wet at night when it was cold. Oh well, we all had a blast.

I hope you enjoy some of the pictures from our trip.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Family Weekend

the mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers and great, great grandmother.
The grandchildren at Mom and Dad's last weekend.
Todd and Tiffany Bell
Tiffany, Todd, Trish, Toren, Dustin and Greg
Mom, Dad and most of the kids and spouses

Sunday, May 11, 2008

This was a great weekend. Tyrone suprised me and took Saturday and Sunday night off so that he could spend Mother's Day with me.
We went down to Phoenix Saturday and got pictures of the boys. I think they look handsome in the photos. Douglas did not want cooperate so it made it a little difficult but they turned out nice. Sunday we spent time with Tyrone's family and then relaxed the rest of the night. It was nice to spend time with both families this weekend.

first fishing trip

first fishing trip
feeding the ducks while fishing