Sunday, November 30, 2008


This morning when we got up there was several inches of snow on the ground and it was still snowing. After a few hours Taylor, Ashton, Bella and I went out in the backyard played in the snow. Just so your not worried Peyton was napping inside.


We had a fabulous Thanksgiving. It was originally going to be the four of us, plus Taylor's mom and her husband, but then Annedria called saying they were going to drive to the Springs and spend it with us. Marianne and Phil came down Wednesday around noon and we started some of the baking and prepping. Annedria and Scott arrived around 2:30 in the morning. We put a mattress downstairs in the living room for them and had a fire going for them when they got here. We all got some rest and were up before 8 am. Annedria got to meet Peyton for the first time and of course Annedria fell in love with her. How could you not? We all took turns helping out in the kitchen. Taylor played in the wards turkey bowl that day too. It started snowing very lightly around 2 which was beautiful. It stopped after about 15 minutes. Around 3pm we all sat down to eat.

We had a deliciously moist turkey and fabulous stuffing and gravy. Mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes of course. Pistachio salad, a relish tray, real cranberry's (not from a can) and rolls.

Ashton had just woke up from his nap minutes before eating which explains his funky hair. Grandma showed him how to put olives on his fingers.

We had a lot of sweets for dessert. We had 2 cherry pies, a pumpkin pie from scratch (from a real pumpkin) minced pie, and blueberry cheesecake. We also had homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and homemade banana bread.

A few hours after dinner Marianne, Annedria, and I went to the theater and we watched Twilight. The beginning for me was a little awkward, but then I got into. Overall I really liked it. I could go on about what i thought, but not now. Ask me and I'll tell you. Taylor and Scott went and watched Quantum of Solace, the James Bond movie which he thought was alright. When Marianne, Annedria and I got out of the movies it was snowing again, but this time it covered the ground and continued to snow most the night. The next day almost all the snow was gone by the afternoon. While we were all at the movies Phil babysat for us. Thank you Phil! That night and the next day we played Mexican Trains and had a blast. Marianne and Phil went home that day. Annedria and Scott stayed one more night with us. We all continued to play Mexican trains some more. Saturday morning Annedria and Scott went to Marianne and Phil's home and stayed there for their last night in Colorado. They left early this morning to go back home.

Thank you Annedria and Scott for coming all this way. We had a great time.

TAG Answer

The truth was #1!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

TAG: 2 lies and a truth!

I was tagged by Lacey to post 2 lies and a truth and you get to guess which one is the truth or figure out the lies :)

1. I use to work for Country Inn and Suites which for those of you who live in AZ, it is located off the US 60 and Power road. Anyway, I was told this bigwig was coming in. Now that you know the location your probably thinking what kind of bigwig would come out to East Mesa. At the time I had no idea. The person even used an alias which made it even more difficult. I just knew when the person said this name (the alias name) they were important. Moving on, I was also working the morning shift so I was just checking people out, not in so I wasn't expecting this VIP. It was a Sunday afternoon and I was bored and just killing time when the VIP came in. I didn't recognize him. I just stuck to my routine and asked to see his ID after he gave me his credit card. He gave me the strangest look. Side note, do you remember those credit card commercials who had celebrities trying to buy something with their credit card and the store worker was like how do I know this is you? It was kind of like one of those moments. So after the long stare I repeated myself asking to see his I.D. After all, I didn't know who he was. I started typing in his information starting with his name. I typed in Gene Hackman! I felt soooo stupid! Of course I've seen him in movies, but it just didn't register in my brain. I was expecting a CEO or a 4 star general, not a movie star!

2. I was at school sitting by myself, but still near a bunch of people. One of them was this totally hot guy. Too hot to like me of course. Anyway, I was sitting at a bench and he looks over at me. Quick look away I thought. After a moment I look back and he's still looking so I think do I have something on my face? I feel around nope nothing that I can tell. Maybe he is looking past me. So I push my bag off the back of the bench and take a look around. Nope no one looking this way. I look back at him and he is walking towards me. I was too nervous to hear what he had to say so I quickly packed up and ran off.

3. I took a chemistry class in high school and in that class 2 people sat at a table. You know so close that you are elbow to elbow. It was Thursday evening and I was suppose to find time to study except I really wanted to go to the mall with my friend. Study or buy clothes? I totally decided to buy clothes. I figured when I got back I could study, but when I got back I got on the phone and that lasted hours. Needless to say I didn't study. So the next day in class I was totally stumped on the test. However, my lab partner, the person sitting right next to me was super smart and I did exactly what you are thinking. I glanced over at her answers and copied them down. It paid off because because I passed the test. Guilt yes, but a passing grade.

Now it's up to you to guess which one is the truth or which ones are the lies???

I tag Annedria, Amber, Katie and Stacey!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I thought it would be interesting to compare Ashton and Peyton at the same age.

Here is Peyton at 3 months, 2 weeks

Here is a picture of Ashton at 3 months 1 week

Even though they were only a few ounces off at birth, Ashton turned into a big boy within the the first month after birth and still is. If I remember right, Ashton was in the 90th and 95th percentiles at 3 months and Peyton is right around the 50th percentiles.

If your curious, Ashton at birth was 7 lbs, 11 oz, 21 in.
Peyton at birth was 7 lbs, 6 oz, 19 in.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Here are some recent pictures of Peyton

Monday, November 17, 2008

In memory of Royce and Borg

For all the animal lovers out there I'm sure you would all agree how special your pet is to you. How they warm your heart and make you laugh. You love your pet as a child. They are very much apart of your family. When I moved to Arizona my family had 2 very small puppies. Royce and Borg. I grew up with them. They were like my brothers I guess you could say. Royce (Hoy-ce) was born in 1996 and was suppose to be a Rott-Mastiff mix. He looked more like a Rott-Shepard mix. He was very protective and lovable. Borg was also born in 1996 and he was the biggest Rottweiler on the block. Maybe even in the state. He was always happy and loved to chase a ball. We nicknamed him the happy meal. Royce passed away one week before Taylor and I got married on September 8th, 2005. Borg just recently passed away on October 31st, 2008. Both dogs passed away due to complications with cancer. I've put together a short photo slide show of the boys.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nothing much

Nothing much going on with us. It's been getting pretty cold here so we are just trying to stay warm and we spend a lot of time in front of the fire.

Here is a pic of Peyton standing... with help of course!