Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Guttery Christmas Party 2007

Highlights of the Guttery Christmas party at our house. A good game of "Cow poop" where the majority of stories were about Chad. We missed Dani and Brennon and Don. Erica and Zach came later so we missed their writing skills and amazing drawing.

Then came the "White Elephant Gift Exchange"

One of the white elephant gifts came with a story. Grandpa gave us the run down of how he received this lovely toupee from a man that thought he would enjoy it.

We like Grandpas head WITHOUT the un-needed hair.

Griff, Erica and I were after the same very cool vintage "Newlywed Game" I got it but promised to pass it on to E and Z for their wedding, but I was a softy and gave it to Griff. Im sure he'll pass it on to E???

Zach got a skull that was a little too excited about, not nearly as excited as he was about Ericas gift below.

Brandon and his tools.

Grandma Guttery is taking out her frustrations on Chad. Too much WWW Grandma.

The favorite guy gift was a ball game with hand colors. The boys played for quite a while in the dungeon. My highlights were: Grandmas soups, reading all the stories that were concocted, listening to Griffins Army stories and seeing all the cousins.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Its Real???........

Tessa asked at the end of this video.

Yes, we got through 23 years without a puppy, but our son, "Brodey" has arrived!

He could only stay for a few hours because he's only 5 weeks old and needs his mommy, but we can pick him back up in a week and a half!
Then came the boring stuff.

Monday, December 24, 2007


Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Anual Box Christmas Party was a little scandelous this year.

The White Elephant Gift Exchange.

Bishop Brown always picks the most practical gifts. He will be using this bra for years to come.

Blake and April both received some re gifting items from the party last year. The White Elephant and the pin cushion. I called Jen a couple of days before and told her to bring something Greg LOVED and I would do the same. Greg opened Bills "Nauvoo Brick" he made on his mission. Bill was so sweet, he didnt even act mad at me, just a little confused that his brick was no longer going to be in his possession. I couldnt stop laughing so I think he knew something was up. Then it was his turn and he actually picked Gregs present which was a medal he had recently won from a Marathon. He and Bill were a little stunned but gladly exchanged gifts.
Rods bra was a big hit, and I noticed he did take it home. Have fun Rod.

Our yearly picture, Love these girls.
These are some great guys, especially the cutie on the right! We played 1-100 double dice game and then "Cow Poop". Here are some samples of the game. My mouth was literally sore from laughing. Great night with Great Friends!


Danica, Mel and Emaly had a great time at the shower that was at Kerri Davis's home. Bill and I went to an amazing party at her home the weekend before. She is a great decorator and even better Christmas decorator. The food was awesome. My favorites were the specialty drinks and the Artichoke dip that Mels Aunt makes.

This is a picture of a pitcher.

This is as sexy as it got that night. The next night was her bachelorette party with all her friends at our house. Danica made some amazing invites and set the food so festive. Blog it, Dani.

Mels mom, Aunts and cousins watching the present opening.
Im so happy Mel found Ben. They are perfect together and she has never looked happier - although she always looks happy. Love you, Mel.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007







Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hatch Cousin Christmas Exchange Party

Started with a great dinner of Honey-baked ham (thanks Randa), Roast, grandmas potatoes, green been casserole and a desert of Cheesecake via Kristal and Sams Club and some kind of amazing Pumpkin Pie bar that Bill is still talking about. The weather was great so we went outside on the grass to eat and the kids had a great time playing and tackling Jason.

Then it was indoors for the cousin exchange and white elephant gift exchange where the highlight was the fertility statue that Kristal found at a fancy cultural store (goodwill)

Started with Sam, left his hand of enjoyment and ended up in Traceys hands. Go figure. Then to its final resting spot of 8 year old Zane. Watch out Randa.

Tessa couldn't be happier with her Mr. Potato Head and all the cousins seemed very satisfied with their early Christmas present. White Elephant was a bit crazy, but I just feel grateful when the family can be together.

Quinn, Preston and their homegirl, McKenna

Breea and Katie have some reconnection time. Katie has always been adorable, but now she is teenage adorable - EEK!

Kayla sporting her "Grinch" look and Jamison took a blow to the nose, courtesy of the trampoline he fell on.

After the trampoline had its way with Jamie, he was tackled by almost every cousin possible. Then we were off to Aunt Debbies and then to Aunt Claudettes where Aunt Jan and Aunt Verna were also waiting for us. Its a tradition we enjoy every Christmas (not sure how much they enjoy it) but I love seeing them. Wish we could have stayed longer, but made me want to go back and visit with them all more. It was also great to see my fun cousins there too. I hope we can get together more often. I love them all so much
Uncle John looks like he is telling solicitors to go away, but we just kept on singing our out-of-tune songs. (Only 3)

Aunt Claudette and big brother Paul (dad)

Aunt Jan, Sweet Willy and Aunt Bernie (Verna)
Friday night was a crazy night, we started by helping Kristal serve at a wedding dinner she threw for her brother-in-law. It was very nice and thoughtful for her to do this. I have to remember my baby sister is all grown up now and doing things for others like my mom always did.

Next we went to Robbys ring ceremony. He and Samantha were married earlier that day in the temple but there was a ring ceremony at the Villa Sienna. Robby was Danicas first boyfriend and his family are good friends of ours.

We were running crazy, so Bill had to change his clothes behind the parking lot at CVS Drug. Once again, catching Bill with my ever watchful blog camera.

Bill had to leave right after the ceremony to go to our ward party. I stayed behind with Dani and Brennon because we had RSVP and didnt want to leave places empty so.......

our good friend, Dason, was acting as Bill. He eat enough prime rib and chicken for both he and Bill. Danica and I enjoyed clanging our glasses to make them kiss. It was a beautiful evening but Bill was definitely missed at the end of it.


  • 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"