Sunday, December 28, 2008


This is Mike's sister Rachael and Brielle. She and Celeste (Mike's step mom) watched Brielle so we could go snowmobiling with Mike's Dad. We had a great time and I came home to this. It was so awesome!
This is the sight Mike saw on one his snowmobiling excursions. Isn't it breathtaking?
This is on our excursion with Mike's dad.

Mike took this picture and then I said, oh honey turn around and take it.
This was the view from the other side. It was incredible!

We had a great time swimming in the indoor pool, playing WII, playing Ticket to Ride and snowmobiling. We had a fabulous Christmas. I hope all of you did too. What did you do that was fun?

More Christmas stuff

1st good snowfall in Provo. I think we got over a foot. It was awesome!

Stoddard Family Party. Brielle did a little better but still didn't like Santa unless she was about 10 feet away. Before we went up, she kept saying Santa, Santa, Santa, Santa, over and over again. It was so funny!

This was the wig Mike got for Christmas at the Weight Family Party. It was a good laugh.
Here is Ariah on the right and Brielle on the left. Sorry it is kind of hard to see their faces. Brielle is screaming and Ariah is just looking at Santa. Don't they look adorable?

Weight Family Christmas Party

This is our Weight Family Christmas Party. This is Brielle before she saw Santa....

This is on Santa's lap. Obviously she didn't really enjoy it!
This is my sister's baby Ariah before she saw Santa...

And on Santa's lap. She did better than Brielle but still didn't want to be there.

Temple Square and other pictures

Here is our Christmas tree this year. I love it. It is simple and beautiful with running lights.
Here is our Christmas angel in front of our tree.

Here is a beautiful tree from Temple Square.
Brielle refused to smile but here are she and I.
Mike and Brielle in front of some lights.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


So for Thanksgiving we went to Illinois where my brother and his family live. They had twins in August and were blessing them the Sunday after Thanksgiving so my whole family went there. It was fun and crazy with all of the little kids. Here are a couple of pictures. Obviously the one with Mike, Brielle and I, and the other picture is my whole family currently. We jumped from 5 grandkids to 10 grandkids in one year! Pretty crazy. I'm very thankful for my family! We are dressed up in teams so everyone can see who belongs to who. My parents are in BYU blue. My oldest sister Shimayne and her husband are in Jazz colors. My oldest brother Chris and his family are in Utah State shirts. My brother just older than me, Donovan and his family are in Southern Illinois University maroon colors. Mike, Brielle and I are in Utah colors (since that is where he attended) and my younger sister Shelleen and her family are in Nebraska colors. Kind of a fun way to tell whose family belongs to who in a large family picture! I got that idea from a good friend of mine!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I just have to post about this because I am a HUGE BYU fan. I know that I have a lot of friends who are Utah fans, but I hope BYU crushes Utah on Saturday. Go Cougars!!!! If I just lost friends, it is a price I'm willing to pay because I love BYU! (that includes my husband's respect).
Well unfortunately they did lose, which is what I thought was going to happen. What I was glad about is that I did not see any Utah or BYU players make unnecessary rough plays towards each other and I'm glad Utah had an undefeated season. That is good for them. There is always next year!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Christy's Pictures

These are some pictures that my good friend Christy took a couple of months ago. I am a little slow, but alas I got them up. Aren't they awesome??!!?!?! Brielle would not smile this morning but she still got some great ones.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

And the winner is......

1st place - C - The Witch stirring her brew was done by Sharene.
2nd place - B - A skull with trick or treat in it was done by Randall (my brother-in-law).
3rd place - A - A spider and spider web was done by Mike.
4th place - Hands with a rip sign was done by my sister Shimayne!!

Thanks for voting. It was fun to watch the poll. I hope you all had a very happy Halloween! We did. We had a little Halloween party with some family and friends and it was a blast!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

This is for you Teah!

This is for my sister-in-law who wanted to see my cute niece. This was at Brielle's birthday party and Ariah made a nice little pillow on top of all of Brielle's toys, carebears and water thingy. I thought it was a cute picture.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkin contest

PLEASE VOTE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE WHICH PUMPKIN IS YOUR FAVORITE! This will only take a second but I think it will be fun. My sister and her husband came over last night and we carved pumpkins. I think they turned out awesome!! If you double click the picture, you can make it bigger to see it better. Have fun and please vote!!
A. A spider and spider web.
B. A skull with trick or treat in it.
C. A witch brewing her potion.

D. Hands with a RIP sign.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Brielle's birthday party

So we had a little birthday party for Brielle on Saturday. It was so much fun, and Brielle was a perfect performer when it came to her birthday cake. It was so fun. We have a great video, but I need to figure out how to edit it because it is really long, unless ya'll just want to come over and watch it. It is very entertaining! So here we go!

Clean start

Here is our cute clean faced baby Brielle.
Here is the little cake I made for her with the 1 on top.
See her cute finger pointing how old she is? 1 - isn't she smart?
This is her first tentative touching of one of the marshmallows.
Here is her first bite of the marshmallow

Mom, please get it off my fingers!

Middle cake time

Here she is clapping her dirty hands together.
She is really getting into it now.

This is her saying touchdown!
She is pretty clean here and smiling now that she knows she is not going to get in trouble by destroying this cake!
It is kind of hard to see, but she is pretty messy here.