Friday, February 8, 2008

Some happenings I havent had time to blog about....

Baby Taryn came to Arizona to be blessed. We had a great day with Tamee and Dani looking for blessing dresses. Unfortunately, my camera is gone so the pictures from the "dress deciding" are gone:-( But this one was the definate favorite. Thanks Tamee, for letting us be a part of the day, and invite us when its the wedding dress shop day!

The blessing was beautiful and so many family members came. We are so grateful Aunt Claudette came and shared some of her last hours with us. Thanks Sherida for bringing her - it means everything to me.

Everyone brought great food and the kids enjoyed playing in the unexpected irrigation! (not actual day, this was two weeks prior, but you get the idea. 20 kids in dress clothes all deciding to get a little wet)
The day was all about Taryn and all my girls loved holding that smiley girl. Kayla even took a two hour nap holding her.
Aunt Kristal did one of the girls favorite things. Take their pictures!

Above: Breea and Catee Below: Kayla
The weekend also consisted of getting family pedicures - Thanks MOM!

Going to dinner with the Brimhall family.

This was the last time I saw my Aunt Claudette. She had cleaned out her closet that week so her kids wouldnt have to do it, and she brought us girls about 6 huge bags of clothes. It was so thoughtful and Aunt Claudette was a simple elegant dresser, so if you see me looking that way, thank my thoughtful Aunt:-)
The night we went out with the Brimhalls, Grandma Hatch gave her and Grandpas gift to Dani and Brennon. It was this amazing, super comfy quilt. It took a ton of time. I worked on it for about one hour one time and only got through about 10 of the 100 squares Im guessing. They LOVED it! (And Brennon loved his bear socky)
I didnt get to post about our new First Presidency, but I couldnt be happier! President Monson has been such an influencial man already in my life and I already feel of his love. I think everyone, member or not can feel his love. Also excited about President Eyring and Uchtdorf.

During this same time we had the opportunity to vote for a Republican/Democrate Presidential Candidate. Mitt was my vote, because he came the closest to the values and views that I have when it comes to upholding the consistution and keeping Faith and Family in the forefront. Sadley, he had to suspend his running as his votes were not showing that the majority of the Republicans were supporting him. The Republican party has been making major shifts towards the left, in my view. Its pretty scary when the left can even pull good people to their sides by either being misinformed or the overlooking of abortion/stem cell/ immigration etc. for other things the media and hollywood is trying to sale them. I do believe there are good people on both sides and hope those on the other side will help to be a influence for good standards for our country. Mitt was definatley not the perfect candidate, but he did give me hope for standing up for things that are good and standing against those things that are not. Thanks for the good run, Mitt.

Forgot to post this adorable picture of Brennon, Danica and her H.S. best friend Melany and Ben
Bill has been gone SO much lately, I miss him. Purcell was an employee owned company until about a month ago and we sold it back to the Purcells. It was great for our 401 K but not so good for Bills time. Hope it mellows out soon. Between family, church and work he is down to about 4 hours of sleep a night.
This is Tessa and one of her best friends Austin

We also had the opportunity this month to help my sister and her family move into their new home! It was definately more fun than work.

McKenna is always happy to spend time with friends Erin and Rahgan
Poor Brody is still alive and taking all kinds of girl abuse.

Yes, thats a Brody Boodie above. Below is Kayla, with her Mesa friends. Two more put their papers in. I read a very dramatic text to one of the last boys that leaves and it said "They are going to have to pry you from my cold dead arms when you leave"

Danica, Racheal, Breea and Alli got to go to "Hairspray" curtisy of our ticketmaster, Bill!
One of my Bunco groups had couple Bunco at Marcee's and it was a blast. The boys may even start thier own group. These pictures below are from some of my favorite girls in our area. They are all so unique and special to me and I feel like I have a different relationship with all of them. Im lucky to be able to spend a night a month laughing and sharing with these girls. (I know, you dont have to tell me, they are half my age)


Jamie Young said...

Oh wow, you have been busy, girl! I'm getting tired just reading about everything you've been up to! I'm glad you've managed to fit some fun into your busy schedule!

Angie Whitman said...
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Angie Whitman said...

Wow...what a post!! Here's my rundown on things:
Beautiful baby, looks like a fun (& disgusting) "dip" in your lake, beautiful pic's of your girls, love that pedicure place (2nd best pedicure EVER from there), MITT for V.P.!!, appreciate sooo much all that your family sacrifices having a husband and father as Bishop (ask him about my concerns and FEARS on that), cute puppy (glad he's yours and not mine), and, lastly, LOVE that your in Bunco! You've brought our group to a whole new level!
P.S. Missed you at church. Hope Tessa is feeling better (and that you got to have your "killer Tuesday" today). Also, hope that the whole restaging of Lehi's dream in your backyard didn't cause you TOO MUCH stress! What will we ever do without that lot next door???

Audycamp said...

LOTS to read about!! I understand the whole husband never home-being a provider & bishop thing. Reminds me of my Dad growing up. I think they look at the wife before they look at the man who would be bishop. They knew "Vonda" could definitely do 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"