Sunday, September 30, 2007

McKenna is 10!


McKenna has been the fireball in the family. Lately one of her favorite things to do is place "cool" notes all over the place. These are a sample of the ones she leaves for dad to wake her up - double click to make them larger and try to read some of the sloppy writing from when she broke her arm. She has a different note every week on her door, you know, the "do not enter" unless you are 10, short and cute or do not enter unless you are bringing me chocolate.

On McKennas B-day she decided not to do a friend party and wanted to go with the family to Oreganos. Tessa ended up being the bigger show off of the night, trying to steal kisses from Brennon and placing bread doe on various parts of her body.






Still jocking for 1st place show-off position McKenna had to out-do Kayla by pulling one of her famous dance moves that make us all happy.

It was a great birthday, from the mom-daughter slumber party to Panda Express brought to her school and then shopping for new polk-a-dot bedding. Happy B-day Micky-G!






Friday, September 28, 2007

My birthday-day

My day started out with a trip to Kaylas counselor at school to talk about her future (I'm proud of her), then off to Karens to can chicken, beef and cafe rio pork! We (Karen, Brenda and I) sampled it for lunch and made our own salad and Karen had made some fun cakes and it was a great morning. Then I met Bill at the mall and he bought me some fun jewelry at Brighton and little does he know, he is going to buy me a chest too!

Get your mind out of the gutter! I want a cheast freezer for the laundry room!


I loved this card from Bill and the fun night at the Mall and Kona Grill with Danica and Brennon. My b-day was perfect. Thanks Angie, Marcee, moms and dads and RS Pres. for the sweet gifts!

And thanks for NOT making me buy a camera - I wont drop any more hints for anything unless its mandatory.


DONT READ, I JUST WANT THESE ON MY BLOG SO THAT WHEN I PRINT IT AT THE END OF THE YEAR THESE SWEET TRIBUTES WILL BE IN MY BLOG BOOK, THANKS DANI & JEN




Happy Birthday Vonda Guttery!!!
I just have to do a little tribute here on my blog to my friend Vonda. She did a much cooler one for me on her blog when it was my birthday, but I'm just not at the same blogging level as she is yet. Vonda is a very special person. Not special as in retarded (that's me), but special as in she is just really and truly as good as gold. She'll do anything to help a friend (or a stranger for that matter) in need. She has helped me on many many occasions. She can do anything she sets her mind to -- stuff like canning meat, that normal people can't do. She has the best sense of humor -- there's nothing like laughing with Vonda. We have left singing phone messages for each other for years now. I don't leave signing voicemails for anyone else. Now how lucky is she to have that? See -- it's not a one-sided friendship! I get a fun, happy, kind, patient, smart, beautiful, exemplary, talented friend, and Von gets some singing voicemails in return. Totally fair deal! Anyway


Happy Happy Birthday mommy dear!
Happy days will came to you all year.
If I had a wish then it would be...
A happy happy birthday to you from me!Today is my dear sweet mothers' birthday so I thought I would do a top ten favorite things about her post. (In no particular order)

1. Pretty much all of my favorite memories of her and I involve food in some way. My freshman year, we would go to Baja Fresh weekly and spend a couple hours eating our huge plate of nachos and conversing. Cookies, brownies, a great musical. Good times.

2. She LOVES teenagers. Now how many people can say that about there parents? She always invited my friends over and I would find this out from them! Haha I think most of my friends like her more than me. Esspecially the guys. One friend said that song "Stacies mom" should be changed to "Dani's mom".

3. She makes the best faces. Im talkin ugly people. I will never compare no matter how hard I try. My favorite is the curled lip under the gums. Classic. The fact that she does it with such confidence is what makes it so great. I can only do them in the mirror, all alone. With the doors locked.

4. Despite the talent for making ugly faces, she is GORGEOUS. Really. Just look at that picture! Oh, and by the way, people say we look alike.

5. She really taught me to love music. Some other favorite memories include dancing and singing in the kitchen, all singing show tunes around the piano, and her displaying her Joseph City High cheers. Something everyone should see at least once.

6. She is an awesome wife. She NEVER talks bad or complains about anything, even when though she's been bishops wife for many years of there marriage and loses him pretty much all day on Sunday. She is constantly serving him and wanting to make him happy. Hopefully some of it rubbed off on me.

7. She is laid back and patient. I think that is a requirement with such an estrogen-filled house. With the constant drama that is the Guttery house, she takes it like it is no big deal and handles with one thing at a time, something that is way hard for me.

8. She is a problem solver and easy to talk to. I have to talk to her everyday or it feels like something is missing inmy day. I remember in high school when I would have some boyfriend issue, I would almost always go and ask what she thought I should do. She really was and is concerned about my little stupid problems or secrets. I found that I usually should have followed her opinion when I didn't.

9. She is FUN! If you couldn't already tell from the above statements. She is always up for a good time. As a teenager she would take my friends and I TPing or any other havoc we wanted to reek. Actually, she usually suggested it. When she's around, you know your gonna laugh til your stomach hurts.

10. She LOVES the church and taught me to love it. Her strength is something I hope to have one day. She has given all her kids (and is still giving!) them an example of a unbelievably great women. I am so lucky and blessed to have her as a mom!

This list probabaly doesn't do her justice but at least the attempt was made! Love you mom and I hope you have a fabulous day!!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

43??? My brain is working like a 85 year old Alzheimer's patient, my body looks like a 55 year old over-eater, my 3 hairs on my head are screaming for Rogaine, my varicose veins are bulging, my face has morphed into a sagging, rough, sun damaged piece of leather, my teeth are all turning into caps and crowns (sounds fancy, isn't), my feet have ganglionic cysts and my toes are looking much like a curly fry.

But my vitals are good, I can see (with readers), and I have a great husband, kids, family and friends! So "Im happy to be 43".

Thanks Bill, for trying to buy me that 1200 dollar camera that I put out too many hints for, but I cant do it! I decided I NEED too many other things that it will stay on my list, til it falls off the list for being a "phase". Thanks Dani, for the sweet tribute on your blog - I cried - I know, it doesn't take much. Thanks, my fellow blogger buddies, it was beautiful to come home to some wishes after a day of meat jarring. Love you all!

IT WAS SUCH A CRAPPY DAY I DONT EVEN THINK I'LL BLOG ABOUT...

ALL THE CRAP THAT HAPPENED FROM THE SPR GUY COMING TO TURN OFF MY POWER (I HAVE TO "mail" THE PAYMENT?), TO KAYLA CRYING FROM SCHOOL THAT SHE NEEDED TO COME HOME TO BILL SAYING A HOSPITAL CALLED AND SAID THEY NEEDED VERIFICATION ON KAYLA GUTTERY BEFORE THEY COULD GIVE HIM INFORMATION - HE WAS FREAKING OUT FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES BECAUSE HE COULDN'T REMEMBER HER B-DAY OR SSN SO HE WORRIED SHE HAD BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT AND THEN THEY TOLD HIM THEY NEEDED TO VERIFY BEFORE GIVING INFO. - JUST A BILLING MATTER, TALKED TO A CLOSE FRIEND AND FOUND OUT SHE IS SUFFERING WITH ANXIETY - YUCK! NEXT WAS THE GIRL I WAS SUPPOSE TO V.T. CALLED AND CANCELLED, THEN I CALLED MY COMP. AND SHE CANCELLED (SICK)- NO BIG DEAL, I'LL GO BY MYSELF TO OUR OTHER LADY. OH, SHE DECIDED TO BE A NO-SHOW. WENT TO THE POST OFFICE AT 4:45 TO MAIL A LETTER THAT NEEDED TO BE OUT TODAY AND THE POSTMASTER SAID THE MAIL HAD ALREADY GONE AND THE CLOSEST P.O. WAS ABOUT 15 MINUTES AWAY, SO I HEADED TO THE GROCERY STORE TO GET MY MEAT THAT I WILL BE CANNING ON MY B-DAY, TAKING IT TO THE COUNTER I DIDN'T REALIZE THEY HADN'T SEALED IT WELL AND ENDED UP WITH BLOOD ALL DOWN MY FAVORITE JEANS, NOT TO MENTION I WAS TURNING 43 TOMORROW AND LOOKED IT AND I STARTED.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

SUNDAY WITH GRANDMA AND GRANDPA GUTTERY


THEY CAME FOR CHURCH AND DINNER, WHERE GRANDMA HELPED ME TURN ORDINARY CHICKEN INTO A MEXICAN DELIGHT! GRANDMA GUTTERY IS KNOWN FOR HER COOKING, IRONING, CLEANING, ORGANIZING, SERVING AND STAYING ACTIVE ALL THE TIME. SHE SAID TO ME SUNDAY "IM GONNA COME AND HELP YOU CATCH UP ON SOME OF YOUR WORK" I TOLD HER, YOU'LL NEED TO MOVE IN WITH ME THEN. (WHICH I WOULD LOVE)


WE WERE HANGING OUT IN THE FRONT ROOM AND STARTED MAKING FUN OF DADDYS FEET. HE HAS THESE CRAZY FLAT SQUARE AND TRIANGLE TOE BOTTOMS. I ASKED GRANDMA WHERE HE GOT THEM, FROM THE RANDALL OR GUTTERY SIDE. SHE SAID SHE DIDNT KNOW, SHE HAD NEVER LOOKED AT THE BOTTOM OF HER TOES. SURE ENOUGH, HE GOT THEM FROM GRANDMA. (I GOT MY DADS TOES, I CAN SHUFFLE CARDS AND PLAY THE PIANO WITH THEM)

DO YOU SEE THE SQUARE FRENCH FRY LOOK?
LOVE THAT PEACEFUL TIME OF NIGHT WHEN WE REALLY ENJOY TESSA.



Monday, September 24, 2007

JESTERZ CLEAN COMEDY CLUB - THIS SATURDAY NIGHT - YOUR INVITED!


CANT THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO SPEND THE WEEKEND THAN A TRIP TO JESTERZ. ITS 12 DOLLARS A PERSON AND STARTS AT 8:00, BUT YOU NEED TO BE THERE BY 7:30. EVERYONE IS INVITED, YES YOU, ANGIE, AMY AND THE REST OF CELESTIAL WAY STREET, (KIM PALMER FROM OUR WARD IS GONNA BE PERFORMING), MICHELLE AND KARLEE AND MANDY. AMY H. BRING YOUR FOLKS, JEN, BRING YOUR PEEPS. ALL THE REST OF YOU OUT THERE GET READY TO LAUGH HARDER THAN YOU WANT TO. MY FAMILY IS ALREADY COMING, SO ANY OF YOU CONNECTED TO THEM (HOLLY, CARA AND YEP, ERICA, YOU GOTTA COME THIS TIME AND BRING YOUR ENTOURAGE. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IT GO TO:http://www.theater168.com

Sunday, September 23, 2007

TIME OUT FOR WOMEN!

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WAS THE ANNUAL "TIME OUT FOR WOMEN" I GET TO WORK AT IT WITH THESE GREAT FRIENDS: KAREN, CANDICE AND BRENDA. WE ARE THE HAPPY DOOR GREETERS, HARD JOB, SMILING, SAYING GOOD MORNING AND LOOKING AT THEIR TICKETS.
YOU WOULD THINK BILL WOULD WANT TO GO TO "TIME OUT WITHOUT WOMEN" BUT WE VOLUNTEERED HIM TO BE THE PRIESTHOOD HOLDER FOR THE EVENT (WITH JERE AND ART)
HE LOCATED A COUPLE OF BABIES FROM OUR WARD HE COULD HOLD. THAT'S ONE OF HIS FAVORITE PASTIMES. (ABOVE IS BABY JAX AND BELOW IS BABY JOSHUA)

RAN INTO SOME GOOD FRIENDS FROM HEBER. I KNOW YOU CANT TELL WHO IS THE MOTHER. THEY ARE: FROM L-R MELANIE(MOM), KIMMIE, JESSICA AND AMANDA. I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED WATCHING THESE GIRLS GROW UP AND MARRY GREAT GUYS EXCEPT KIMMIE SHE IS STILL IN H.S. WE GOTTA GET MEL BLOGGING, SO I CAN KEEP UP ON THE REST OF THE TENNEY GANG!

WE GAVE THE SPEAKERS RIDES TO THE AIRPORT AND HAD FUN VISITS WITH THEM, BUT IT WOULD BE TACKING TO TAKE THEIR PICTURES NOW THAT WE ARE "GOOD FRIENDS" HAHA, SO I CASUALLY PUT THE CAMERA OVER MY SHOULDER AND PUSHED THE BUTTON, THIS IS WHAT I CAME UP WITH.
THIS IS THE HEAD OF DEAN HUGHES.
AND THIS IS MY FRIEND "JEN", KNOWN TO MOST OF YOU AS JENNY JORDAN FROGLEY. (BTW - SHE DOESN'T KNOW MY NAME AT ALL) SHE WAS OUR AMAZING MUSICAL PRESENTER FOR THE DAY. THE WHOLE EVENT WAS GREAT BUT MARRILEE BOYACKS TALK GAVE ME THE MOST FOR MY "TO DO" LIST. SHE TALKED ON MARRIAGE, AND I FEEL I HAVE A GREAT MARRIAGE, BUT SOME OF THE SUGGESTIONS I'M GONNA TRY TO DO BETTER AT. I JUST GOT LUCKY AND MARRIED THE PERFECT GUY, BUT I NEED TO REMEMBER HE DIDNT MARRY THE PERFECT GIRL. ALSO, I WAS IMPRESSED BY MICHAEL MCLEANS THOUGHTFULNESS OF THOSE GOING THROUGH DEPRESSION AND TO FIND HELP. THERE ARE MANY WHO, I'M SURE, WENT HOME WITH HOPE. CAMILLE FRONK OLSON TALKED ABOUT WOMEN IN THE SCRIPTURES AND JUST GAVE ME ENTHUSIASM TO TEACH MY GIRLS MORE ABOUT THEM.





Friday, September 21, 2007

These quilts are AMAZING, call if you want her address

Hey Vonda,I couldn't find your email address, so this is gonna have to do. I know I told you about my quilt open house last week, and it's taken me this long to remember to get an email over to you about it... sorry. Anyway, it's tomorrow (saturday) starting at 6:30. No sales or anything, just come and see the quilts so you can tell all your friends about me. Also, feel free to bring anyone that you'd like. Great food will be served.Hope to see you there!
Breea has a problem, visit her at:http://www.beebababe.blogspot.com/

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Today was a nice day, started with my bike ride with my good friend Becky (whom I will post about in the near future) and spent the morning trying to clean up the canning mess. Then after preschool Tessa had Ella and Lauren over to play. They spent about 2 1/2 hours in the playground area. Yea for great weather and cute 3 year olds!


The afternoon was filled with missionaries on P.Day in the lot next door showing off their slip and slide skills and getting some boy energy out.



Thanks Elder Kankle (he sprang his ankle before they came over, so I gave him the nick-name) for taking the shots.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

HAPPINESS IS........................


..........UTAH FRUIT

........GOOD FRIENDS THAT HELP ME CAN UTAH FRUIT.

.......FEELING LIKE MARTHA STEWART
.....FAST FOOD FOR DINNER

Sunday, September 16, 2007

MY CAMERA WORKED HARD TODAY........

It should retire, and let a new, improved camera start working for me, hint hint


No, Kayla isn't praying, but about midnight I tried to get her to go to bed and this is what she looked like. She wouldn't wake up, so I asked her if I could set her alarm, she mumbled crazy stuff and then I shook her some more and asked her what time I should set her alarm for. She said something like "3 times, 3 times". I shook her and said "Kayla, you have to wake up on time, should I set your alarm for 5:00?" She said "5'zzz". I said "OK, 5:00" Then she, with her eyes still closed said super loud "50, 30. 50, 30" I hope she meant 5:30?


This morning I got joy from this shot. Hard working Tessa, scrubbing down the old BBQ and the stucco on the columns. Notice the soggy rag in her hand below.


I sold fruit, went grocery shopping and put together a small "turning 40" emergency kit for Jen, and we were only 30 minutes late for dinner. Jen and Trish have the same b-day so the crowns for them, the black dunce hats for the rest of the gang.
Then Trish had a family party :-(
I showed my friends my selfish bishops wife issues and we were off to Jesterz, its becoming a regular spot. We tried to get a normal picture, but April has a "squinting" problem, so we tried to work with her on the first picture.

I think she is an adorable squinter.
This was one of our fav. skits were Thor was Hungry, Hungry Hippo. Good times, good times.....
Then after the show we went to a scary hospital in the middle of Phoenix to see Cody (a deacon in our ward) who was in a scout zip-line accident earlier in the day. He's gonna be fine, but there was a 7 year old boy next to him that was run over that day - so sad, but he's gonna be fine too. Roller Coaster day.

I love documenting the day with a camera, I recommend it to anyone.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

BOX BIRTHDAY BONANZA! (THIS IS GONNA BE LONG)


THESE ARE 3 ANGLES TO THE LEFT OF ME. APRIL, JEN AND TRISH. JEN IS 40 TODAY AND TRISH IS ???? TODAY! MY B-DAY IS THIS MONTH TOO SO ITS CELEBRATION TIME! (WE STILL PRETEND ITS APRILS B-DAY TOO, EXTRA PRESENTS FOR HER)


THESE GIRLS ARE SOME AMAZING FRIENDS THAT LISTEN TO MY RAMBLINGS, GIVE GREAT ADVISE, CRY AND LAUGH WITH ME AND ARE EXAMPLES EXTRAORDINAIRE.

JEN IS ON MY LEFT. JEN AND I HAVE BEEN FRIENDS THE LONGEST (ON EARTH, THAT IS) SHE IS SO BRIGHT, SHES A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND CAN PRETTY MUCH DO ANYTHING. SHE IS ALSO A PERFECTIONIST, EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE AND CLEANER THAN THE DAY SHE BOUGHT IT. SHE'S A VERY CLASSY DRESSER AND MANY TIMES GETS CONFUSED WITH FAMOUS PEOPLE LIKE JOAN LUNDEN, HELEN HUNT AND THAT CHANNEL 3 GORGEOUS NEWS CASTER. AMAZING MOM TO 4 BOYS THAT ADORE HER. SARCASTIC HUMOR THAT CAN ALWAYS BRING A LAUGH AND MAKE FUN OF REALITY. JEN IS AN ACTIVIST, TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER ONE LETTER AT A TIME, SERVES IN ANYTHING SHE IS CALLED TO (AND SHE'S HAD SOME BIZARRE CALLINGS), AWESOME DAUGHTER - CRAZY ABOUT HER PARENTS. IF YOUR OLD AND NEED A FRIEND, JEN IS WHO YOU SHOULD MOVE NEXT DOOR TO. SHE KNOWS MOST OF MY SECRETS AND A FRACTION OF MY IMPERFECTIONS (WHICH IS TOO MANY) AND SHE STILL TAKES TIME TO LET ME BE WITH HER. I LOVE YOU SCEN JOT!

NEXT IS APRIL. NOT YOUR B-DAY, BUT MUST TELL MY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS GIRL. APRIL IS ONE OF THE MOST COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE ON THE PLANET, EVEN BEFORE THE BISHOP FIGURED THIS OUT, I HAVE WATCHED HER TAKING CARE OF EVERY ONES NEEDS. SHE DEFINITELY HAS A GIFT OF THE HEALING TOUCH, NEVER A BETTER MESSAGE THERAPIST. SHE HAS HAD MANY CHALLENGES AND DOESN'T COMPLAIN, JUST FIGURES OUT THE LESSON SO SHE CAN HELP SOMEONE ELSE AND GROWS AN EXTRA CHARACTER MUSCLE. AS YOU CAN TELL SHE LOOKS BETTER THAN MARTINA MCBRIDE AND NOT A BIT OF VANITY (WELL, WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT WORK WE WOULD DO IF WE COULD) SHE'S FLAWLESS IN MY EYES. HUMBLE. HUMBLE. HUMBLE. SHE'S A MOTHER OF 6 AND A GREAT WIFE TOO. WE HAVE MOST OF OUR KIDS THE SAME AGE, SO WE DO ALOT OF ADVISE GIVING, THANKS. SHE LOVES, SERVES AND PRAYS FOR, WORRIES FOR AND TAKES CARE OF EVERYONE. ALWAYS LOOKS GOOD, EVEN WHEN SHE TURNED 40 AND CAME IN THOSE FUNNY SHOES - GORGEOUS! APRIL, I LOVE YOU.

LAST IS TRISH - MOST OF THE WORLD KNOWS TRISH, SHES ONE OF THOSE THAT WHEN YOU MEET HER, SHE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND. I TELL EVERYONE THAT SHE IS MY BEST FRIEND AND THEY SAY "SHE'S MINE TOO" (IT TICKS ME OFF, SHE'S MINE!) SHE IS ONE OF THE MOST CHRIST-LIKE WOMEN EVER. SHE TAKES TIME WITH THE LITTLE ONES, THE OLD ONES AND THE WEIRD ONES. (ME INCLUDED) HER ONLY IMPERFECTION IS NOT KNOWING HOW TO SAY THE WORD "NO". TRISH IS ANOTHER ONE THAT WHEN SHE HAS CHALLENGES SHE CRIS FOR ONE MINUTE AND THEN STARTS LAUGHING. SHE IS NATURALLY A HAPPY AND GRATEFUL GIRL. SPEAKING OF GIRLS, SHE HAS RAISED THE MOST AMAZING DAUGHTERS, HOW LUCKY FOR THEM TO HAVE SUCH A PERFECT ROLE MODEL. SHE'S MINE TOO. YOU WILL NEVER SEE HER WITHOUT A SMILE AND SHE IS ALWAYS THE FIRST TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH SHE LOVES YOU AND HOW GRATEFUL SHE IS FOR YOU. SHE HAS THE FACE OF A 30 YEAR OLD, AND IS FUNNER THAN ANYTHING. WE HAVE GREAT CRIES AND LAUGHS AND SHE NEVER TALKS BAD ABOUT ANYONE. YOUR MY IDOL TRISH AND I LOVE YOU!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY SWEET, FUNNY TREASURES!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Strawberry Time!


If any of my fellow bloggers would like a great deal on Strawberries, I will have them tomorrow! A flat of 8 - one pound crates is 12 dollars or if you buy more than one it goes down to $11.00! They are going for 2.50 a lb. on sale so call me if you want some. 480-497-1214

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Highlights (and lowlights, for all you blondes) of San Diego


It all started with the jam-packed pick-up we decided to shove everyone and everything into.


Danica and Brennon got to come through the holiday!

So did Kayla!

And the Mulder family!

and 11 of Kaylas best friends. The Mesa boys!

The boys dug this awesome hole one night,

and her and Brennon enjoyed it until......

the dam broke and that was her first taste of water, as she was too afraid to go in the ocean.

Preston Noble taught her how to surf!
Then it turned into the family jacuzzi.
Breea was the queen of "dribble castles" and taught her technique to dad and Tessa.

During the course of the day the hole transformed into many thing and the boys couldn't stand to see it disappear, so the boogie board dam was invented.

to no avail. The human dam was the last resort, and proved unsuccessful.

I took a few minutes to solve the worlds problems with Slow-Moe, and found out he was a close talker too. PS thanks for leaving me out on the porch with him Bill.
This is our spot we looked at every day from the beach house. A little cabana of heaven. ahh........
Monkey had a B-day and Cannon and Tiffany Christensen invited the family over for a shin dig. Are we not the coolest parents, letting our kids eat dinner on the roof?

Well, unless one of them plummeted to their death, then...... not such cool parents. We had a great time with Tif, Cannon and their cool Bro. and Sister in law, and parents, playing "steal the pencil" and "31".

After the burial of Stephen, water was poured over his head as a sign of respect.
Loved bike rides on the boardwalk. Dad and Shayna with McKennas beautiful hair on the side.

Baby Boston was the Best!

Playing and winning cards on the porch.

Occasionally we would see the Christensen family on their daily bike ride, we couldn't do that much as we were staying in the "non-exercising" zone.

The boardwalk on Labor Day Weekend is pretty exciting. We watched these boys trying to give out free hugs, with no takers. Then they hit our spot.......

Mesa boys know how to share the love.

Lots of airplane sky writers. I want to do that when I grow up.

Im a responsible parent, my kids did their homework from the week of school they missed, even Tessa did flashcards.
There was time for R & R
Tessa was in her element

There were two days in a row when Mckenna didn't get out of the water for about 6 hours straight. Yes, we used waterproof sunblock.
I cant believe I only gained 1 lb! We had our daily rolled tacos from La Playa, The Christensens and Breea introduced us to Taco surf, lots of Pizza, we made C.R. Sweet Pork, not to mention breakfast after a temple session at the Broken Yoke, where Cannon and Bill ate biscuits and gravy, ham steak, bacon, eggs, french toast with strawberries, large milk and a large OJ. Gross!

Lots of V-ball!


On our way to the SD Zoo with the Mulders and Christensens - no more than 3 hours was the goal. (look at Tessa and Kamryn - SWEET)


We saw some crazy things there.


Polar Bear head.
He was dreaming about In-and-Out, just like the rest of us.
We'll go anywhere with the Christensens, they're 4 soon to be 5 boys equal out our boy/girl ratio. Not to mention, Tiff is a fair-weather zoo walker like me, so we were both ready to go the same time (roughly an hour into it) Bill had a different plan:(

A trip to Mission Beach would not be complete without a trip to "the closet". Danica is aching to go back - she has an aching back. haha
This has been our beach house for the last ten years, thanks Jeanie and Jerry- we love you.


This is what it will look like next year....

GUTTERYISMS

  • 4/12 Shayna - I said "I really want to buy that table but I dont know where I would put it" (been buying used furniture that I want to redo and its been cluttering up the garage. Shayna said in her sweet inocent voice "you can put it in the garage?"
  • 4/12 - Tessa "Mom, you know what I dont like about mornings? - the sun!"
  • 4/12 - Shayna got her braces a couple of weeks ago and her teeth are starting to go together and she said "Im gonna miss my gap" and she was seriously sad - she wont get to squirt water through her teeth.
  • 3/12 Breea again..... "Mom, I thought it was Lack toesintolerant and I was lacking the toesintolerant, until I read the label"
  • 3/12 Breea was talking about college and she said "In my siriculum (curriculum), I have to take physicology (psychology)"
  • 3/12 - Tessa said - I want to take the "long cut" (instead of the short cut)
  • 3/12 When tucking Shayna and Tessa in Shayna said "You dont have to worry, I set out all your clothes for school tomorrow" - Very Shayna
  • 11/10 When Kayla was little she should always cover her eyes when we went by a graveyard.
  • 4/10 Dont want to forget that Shayna calls the pools water fall a waderfoddle. She also called Aunt Kay, Uncle Kay??? McKenna got grandpa mixed up when she was little and called him "Bunka"
  • 3/10 For some reason, our family forgets the rules to Mexican rummy, shang hi and ALOT of card games, so last Sunday we just delt cards and everyone played whatever rule they wanted. The game lasted about 4 minutes, but we all won!
  • 2/10 I was going to work in Tessas class and she said "Mom, what if you mess up" and I told her I would try not to, but the next thing I know she is asking me if I will pray with her and ask Heavenly Father to help me not mess up. She prayed, and I didnt mess up! (all papers were copied a colated correctly)
  • 3/10 McKenna saying what she liked about Brennon on his Birthday "I like your style and your swager"
  • 12/09 Tessa went to the girls play and said "Willy wonka is hot"
  • 12/09 Kayla has a slight ring worm problem and if you try to hug her she says "OK, but your gonna get all wormy"
  • 12/09 Tessa has been adding Sophia in every prayer including the blessing and this is what she says "Please bless that Sophia will feel better in no time" and her blessing tonight was "Please bless that none of the kids singing on the truck will fall out" - Shes a great prayer
  • 12/09 Tessa said "Mom, I think Im on Santas Bad list" I said "probably not, why are you worried about it?" Tessa "I really dont like coal"
  • 02/09 I asked McKenna if she had taken a shower and she said "I took one, but it didnt work"
  • 11/08 Shayna said "I wish we could have quads like the Poulsens and Jensens, but were too unrich"
  • 10/08 I was bringing Breea home from school and she asked "Can I do my jobs tomorrow? I asked why and she said "If you were to take all the headaches in the world and put them together - thats my headache" DRAMA
  • 10/08 Tessa hands me the camera as we are walking out the door and says "You better take this in case I do something cute"
  • 9/08 Shayna was about 5 and she was giving dad a message and he said "thats a deep tissue message" she said "hold on" and left and came back with toilet paper and stuffed it down his shirt and said "I want to give you a deep tissue message"
  • 8/08 Tessa after hearing some of Kaylas guy friends talk has picked up a new saying "Girls are the devil" - nice.
  • 8/08 As I was carpooling I asked Bailee who she wanted to marry, she said Dallin. Shayna said "Well he is cute mom, no offense"
  • Kayla - She says almost on a daily basis "This will be the last time........" Whether its someone moving, leaving on a mission, the last two weeks before graduation, etc.....
  • Brennon - Whenever he does something he knows we dont like or accidently steps on a toe or runs into someone, he just puts his hand up, smiles and says "high five" You gotta love it
  • Danica - Classic saying "Asians are geneous's"
  • Tessa - 6/08 At the doctors office he was looking in her sore ear and noticed there was still a stitch left in her eyebrow and proceeded to take it out while I was holding her down. She screamed really loud, looked at the doctor and said "I am NOT loving this"
  • Shayna 4/08 She came running in the house, grabed a dress and started heading back out the door to go to Nathaniels baptism. I said "Hey, come back we have to do your hair" She said "No, I dont want to be pretty for Nathaniel" Sure enough, when Bailee and Taryn came over they had their hair perfectly curled, cutest dresses and their shoes matched their dresses (unlike Shaynas)
  • McKenna 4/08 - I had the best dream last night. Mom: What about? McKenna: Snickerdoodles.
  • McKenna and Brennon - 4/08 McKenna: I want to put light blue hightlights in my hair like Klowd 9 - Brennon: I want Lypo.
  • Breea - 4/08 (In a very dramatic manner) "My coach almost killed us today, a few of us threw up, some passed out, she wanted to kill us. I almost threw up."
  • Tessa - 4/08 Talking to Grandma said "The Easter Monster leaves me lipstick under my pillow"
  • Shayna = 4/08 Kayla called from a show but couldnt talk. She said she would call at intermission. Shayna heard me say this and said "Kaylas in her mission?"
  • McKenna - 4/08 "Mom your not fashionable, but you can grow into fashion. It just takes about a month"
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"
  • Tessa 4/08 "Brodey - Lets get this party started"
  • Shayna 3/08 I asked her what she did at the gym daycare center she said "I just cleaned things and organized them"
  • Breea 3/08 While saying a prayer at Grandma and Grandpa Hatchs, she says "Bless the Hatchs". Her grandparents were wondering if she even knew she was their granddaughter.
  • McKenna 2/08 Mom, dont buy meat or sugar, Im turning vetrenarian.
  • Tessa 2/08 Mom: Tessa, your such a good girl. Tessa: I dont say stupid or do bad sings.
  • Tessa 1/08 - She was getting chewed on by the puppy and she was half-laughing saying "Are you evil or not evil?"
  • Shayna (6 years old) - She was mesaging dads back and he said "little harder, I need a deep tissue rub" So she went into the bathroom and got a handfull of toilet paper and stuffed down his shirt (deep tissue)
  • Shayna, 11/12/07 Mom: Shayna, say your prayers and thank Heavenly Father for all your blessings. Shayna (super tired): Thats so much. Do I have to thank him for ALL of them right now?
  • TESSA 2007 HALLOWEEN "SHRICK OR SHREET"
  • Some of our favorite word to call each other when gas is passed: POOPER MCGOOPER, FARTER MCGARTER, FLUFFER MCGUFFER, CRAPPER MCGRAPPER, AND TOOTER MCGOOTER
  • Danica (2) Yepadottado
  • Tessa (3) "Mom, I luz you and you luz me - weez luverz"
  • Tessa (3) - "Youz fweekn naughty" Mom "Who taught you that?" Tess "yo mom" (Thanks older sisters)
  • Breea 3 years - We have lots of gerds in our famie.
  • Tessa 2 years - Yoooz funny!
  • Tessa would often take off her shoes at church and when we asked her why she kept taking them off she said "my feet are grumpy". I guess it was better than Shayna at that age not wearing underwear to church (many times) We finally had to start doing panty checks before church.
  • Tessa (3) thirteen, fourteen, five-teen
  • McKenna (10 in a couple of weeks) - Mom, please let me go in with you. Mom - why. Mckenna - I saw a sign that said "criminal on the loose" Mom - I promise not to go in, I'll just talk to her at the door. McKenna - Im gonna roll down my window and watch you *tears bubbling up in her eyes. Mom to friend - Is there a sign that says "criminal on the loose" in your neighborhood? Friend - No, just "crime watch" neighborhood sign.
  • Kip, Kip, Kurray!
  • Tessa said "Can you take my brain off" and I asked her why, and she said "Its really so tight" 8/9/07
  • "sorry your such a looser" *pointer finger used as a puppet - McKenna (5)
  • Grandma Guttery was showing Shayna (4) a picture of me pregnant with her and Grandma said "Thats you inside your mamas belly" and Shayna said "She ate me?"
  • I need some Wotion on my Weggs - Tessa 3
  • Guess what guys? If you put the milk back in the refrigerator it will stay cold. - Kayla 17
  • TESSAS RENDITION OF "OH CHRISTMAS TREE" TURNED INTO "OH PISSMAS PEE" (SHE COULDNT FIGURE OUT WHY EVERYONE WANTED HER TO SING IT ALL THE TIME)
  • "I REALLY DONT LIKE PEOPLE IN THE KITCHEN WHEN I CLEAN, ITS MORE PEACEFUL AND I LOVE THE WAY THE COUNTERS FEEL WHEN I WASH THEM" - SHAYNA (6) - JUNE
  • "YOUR HAPPY WID ME MOM" - TESSA - EVERYDAY
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"