Thursday, November 29, 2007

Little elf message to some of my non-commenting friends

Elf yourself, Thanks Jamie!

PS our best laughs happened after the video when the freaky elf stands and plays the air guitar.


My Sweet Breea !!! Happy B-Day. I only need to think about you to feel great. You bring light to everything you touch. Thanks for being such an AWESOME daughter. I LOVE YOU -DAD

Dad filled your room with balloons, Kayla made you a fruit smoothie and then the rest of us showered you with gifts (that you shopped for and had NO surprises)

Happy 14th birthday Breea! Im a lucky mom to have such a awesome girl. I love being around you and being Breeas mom. You are always to happy and positive, even through some of the tough times you have so valiantly gone through this year. You even finished your Personal Progress! I'm proud of you.

Here are some things I love about my Breea.

I love how much you love to sing and dance. Keep it up, your a blast to watch and you are a great clogger and singer!

I love how you love dogs and will never stop begging for one. I love that!

I love what an awesome photographer you are, and if you dont have anything to take a picture of you will always pose for one:-)

I love how you enjoy so many different kinds of friends and love them all.

Breeas B-day 2006

I love how you ALWAYS want to rub my feet. That is, to me, a very Christlike quality. You dont even care how ugly and weird my feet are. You always want to volunteer at the hospital to help the sick people too, your so compassionate.

I love how you are always happy and looking at the bright side of everything, making everyone around you happy.

I love how you dont like boys yet.

Thank you.

I love that everywhere we go you want to have FUN!

I love what a great example you are to your sisters. They love you too.

I love how you let everyone tease you about your forehead fat, spelling and slots for eyebrows. You dont take yourself too seriously. Love that.

I love how you struggled with math and worked hard and now your an awesome student and value good grades!

I love how you love to be with your family!

I love how you are always ready to celebrate your birthday about a month in advance, from planning the party to making your list to shopping for your gifts. Your NOT a birthday procrastinator. Heres this years list I copied from your file.

Breeas birthday wish list

Stride gum
Cell phone
I pod
New fish (if no pup)
New bed spread/room theme
Digital camera
Or 5 disposable cameras
Jewelry from tinker bell store
White Picture frames
Cds- Michelle branch, Avril Lavene, other cool ones
Hair stuff
More scrap book stuff
Make up- eye liner, eye shadow, and powder cover up…ECT
New shoes- good track shoes, and cute flip flops
Photo shoot with Kristal
Dance class info
Teeth whitening stuff
Colored contacts
Better glasses
Gift certificates-stores, ice-cream, nail place
Stuff for my room
Hang up CD player in room
Pass to the hospital to volunteer
Ice maker for my room!!! YUMMY ice water
More paints and things to paint.

Here are some random BREEA pictures.

Breea and Tessa in front of Grandpa and Grandma Adams house.

Breea and Shriggy

Yes, you were pretty dang good at the violin.

Monday, November 26, 2007


I love going to our parents homes for the holidays. Here are some of my favorite things over Thanksgiving. Thank goodness for the fall leaves that kept the kids occupied while the rest of us played a mean game of mexican rummy. McKenna and Quinn loved hanging out in the trailor.

My green bean cassarole was a hit, well, compared to the green olives with pimentos. Mom had me make the relish treys because that's what her family did on Thanksgiving. When we were cleaning up I beleive we actually gained on the green olives, as they didnt fit back in the bottle whence they came. We were down about 6 pickles and the black olives won out a wopping 4 cans down and only three fingers full left. Amazing meal though. George (Merlin) burried the turkey in Taylor and it was so flavorful and juicy (and Im not a big turkey fan). Jason stayed up the night before cooking the pies and fell asleep, thus burning a few and continued cooking pies til about 4:00AM. Thanks, Jase - I enjoyed a peice from every pie!

Sweet Boston made the rounds, everyone wanted a snuggle from that perfect little man!

"Dan, in real life" inspired the stage for our talent show. We have had talent shows in the past, but non to this degree. EVERYONE had to do something. This was Kristal and Breea and their clogging exhibition.

Qool Quinn played his xzylaphone. With his best girl cuz watching in the background. McKenna did her rendition of different dance moves. I wish I had pictures!

Both Brennon and Dani got to fufill their dreams. Danica was a rap star and Brennon was her background singer in the background singing "Wheredja go, I miss ya so, since like its been forever since youve been gone" In the most beautiful soprano voice known to MANkind.

Bet and Jamie did a guitar/singing exhibit. Later Bet gave a an improv comeday act that was awesome. She could go somewhere with it!

Thank goodness Aunt Kristall had an extra set of pom poms or we would have seen "cheerleaders gone bolistic" from Tessa. They were adorable. Some of the other talents where: Bill: whistle without moving his mouth, Kayla: sang "the latte boy", Shayna: Clogging, Paula and I did a cheer from H.S., Tracey: named 20 tools in 10 seconds, Jase and the boys: hip/hop dancing, Grandpa: naughty cow poem and Grandma: Songs Grandpa use to sing.

Other highlights were playing sequence (Dani and Brennon brought it) and Volleyball at the church, looking at mom and dads house plans (we made a few changes like the adding of a coat closet and possibly w/d on the other side of the house, taking out a jog in a wall to save a few bucks and some other technical stuff Tracey suggested. I cant wait for them to be in this house! Thank goodness Kristal and Jason will still have room for us to stay with them in Jo City occasional, right Kristal???

Brandon (RM from Kentucky), Breea, Chad, Erica, Collin, Keifer and Austin. We were so happy the Texas Hatchs got to come for Thanksgiving. This is Karen showing us how much she loves her ward!

Mom Guttery (I call her Grandma, cuz she is exactly what a grandma should be) is asking us to go around the circle and tell what we are thankful for. Top votes went to Grandma and Grandpa and being together and having an awesome Guttery meal. Bill was also thankful for Holbrook. Karen must have been too, she spent a few hours photographing that sweet town.

The reason you dont see more food on the table is because Grandma loves bringing the food around and dishing it on your plate (rolls, gravy, drinks) She doesnt sit down, or if she does, she pops right back up to grab more food for someone. I wish I would have talken a picture of Tessa. She never lifted her arms up during meal. Grandma spoon fed her every bite and she didnt have a problem with it, in fact, she made sure she eat about every couple of hours.

After the wonderful meal - some cleaned and some went outside for recreation. This is Austin, Chad and Zach.

Brandon riding and Bill in the back throwing a football.

Danica is trading her car in for a 50!

After riding the boys went shooting and then came back and joined us on the new soft carpet and sofa and watched "Man in the Iron Mask" on the fun new TV. Its a great "snuggle with the kids" couch.

Brennon thinking about football, Dani thinking about Brennon.

I thought I would throw this in. Bill is a total Mammas Boy and his mamma has bits and peices of Bill around her house. This is in the basement bedroom. Its of Bill when he was 7

This bust of Bills head has been proudly displayed for as long as I can remember. Sweet.

Kayla had to go home early to perform in a LIGHT performance, but she did get a little cousin time with Hailey.

Bill was trying his hand at Wedding announcement photos. Whatch out Erica or your announcement will be in your own collection. (tacky wedding invites)

If there wasnt anything to fight over, these two extremely spoiled girls were best buddies.

Shayna, of course, was just happy to be at Grandmas

Bill loves going to church in Holbrook with his mom and dad. Arent they a couple of handsome men?

Here are some enjoyable tidbits of the talent show.


  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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"