Monday, June 30, 2008

Zach will be missed at the Guttery home!

One of those sweet Mesa Boys is leaving today to serve his mission in the Ukraine! Zach has been such a big brother to Kayla. He always makes sure she is safe. When she would be in Mesa late at night, he would follow her or even drive her car home (yep, one time we found him asleep on the couch in the morning because he didnt have a ride back home) He's very mature and has a vocabulary of a professor. He is a state wrestling champ so he does have some wrestling skills most moms wouldnt want around their daughter, but Zach is one of those boys ANY mom would want around - all of us are gonna miss Zach - Lucky Ukrainians!This is what Breeas wall looked like before Zach, and below is after the Zachattack.
He's the one under the carnage.

This was the crew last night after the setting apart. Stephen on the front row flashing gangs signs was offering "hug and kiss transfers" I thought this was so thoughtful of him to offer his service to take all their hugs and kisses for Zach and confer them on him to be transferred to Zach.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

If you have a weak stomach, then don't click on the link below.It is a picture of a suicide jumper taken shortly after he landed. It shows him with his insides now on the outside. You will see the look of horror on the faces of the bystanders. The faces of the by standers, is why I believe this photo is real. Click here:

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Along with 20 ycl's coming over to learn their camp skit and dance, 8 neighbors hanging out until 11:30 and missing Kayla .................

This is one of Breeas friends, Landon, performing the "you cant swallow cinnamon" trick. Ah.... good times.

Chad and Rachels Wedding!

What a party. The Wright House was the perfect setting for this evening reception. Alot of the family was there - We missed those that weren't there, but we went ahead and had a great time anyway. Grandmas Texas Sheet Cake was the hit at our table. We would send different people in to get about 4 pieces for the table, about every 15 minutes. Chad and Rachel are perfect together and I cant wait to get to know her (and her homemade salsa) better.

Grandma and Brandon - Ive been trying to find some great girl to set him up with (because thats one of my obsessions) but I cant think of one good enough - he's a sweetheart - got any ideas?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fathers Day up North

We were able to pick up Bill in Flagstaff on Saturday as the YM from our ward were driving home from Lake Powell. It was great to be with three of the greatest dads to ever walk the planet:

First - Bill: The dad of 6 amazing girls. Thanks for being patient, happy, positive, understanding, funny, gentle, strong and loving me. You make our family so happy and set a great example to all of us. Thanks for knowing each daughter and what they need and when they need it.

Second - Dad Guttery - Willard: Thanks for being a great teacher of how to be an amazing dad. Thanks for being so easy-going, kind, hard working and smart. Thanks for teaching us to be loving with each other through your example and for taking such great care of your sweet wife. Thanks for making my girls feel special and loving them even though they're wacky. You always make me feel part of the Guttery family even if I am lazy at your home (which is so unlike a Guttery to be)

Third - Dad Hatch - Paul: Thanks dad, for taking such great care of me and my fragile emotions and that of my four sisters. Thanks for picking me as your favorite and making the "other ones" feel like they are too. You take great care of mom and always put her first on your list and that has always had a big impact on me and my family. Thanks for teaching me to be grateful for family, country and the Gospel. What a gift.

I love all these dads more than anything. They are a big part of who I am and a great example of who I want to be more like. Love you all!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hey Queen Creek/South Gilbert friends - There is still a little room in Jenees Workshop!

My kids do this workshop every summer and wouldnt miss it. Its TWO weeks of singing and dancing to disney songs. Miss Jenee is amazing and we feel blessed that Kayla has been able to mentor under her for the past two years! McKenna and Shayna are going to get to do it again and they are so excited. Here are some pictures of some of the last classes and workshops.

Heres a note from Jenee.

QC workshop is from June 16th-27th and all rehearsals are at Jeanne's School of Dance in Queen Creek - on San Tan Road blvd. between Power and Sossaman.
Senior campers 11:30-3:00 Monday through Friday Ages (7)8-13 $195 plus $10 t-shirt
Junior campers 10:15-11:30 Monday through Friday ages 4-7 $95 plus $10 t-shirt
The final performance will be at Brimhall Junior High the evening of the 27th (Friday)Just have people call me so I can sign them up. The seniors need to bring a sack lunch and a water bottle every day. The juniors need a water bottle.No flip flops and I think everything else can be explained when you get there!
I know, bad picture, my battery was dying. But you can see how exciting it is!

McKenna singing a solo (she gives everyone a part if they want)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Kaylas in a traveling performing group called Ambassadors of LIGHT and......

(Not original cast - LIGHT performers)

They have a show at the Mesa South Stake Center Friday night at 7:30 PM and it's FREE!!! That is about 1400 E Southern just East of Stapley.The show will be about 75-80 minutes long. It is really entertaining, lots of comedy. They have used parts from the LIGHT shows from the past 4 years and added a few new numbers too. Because the cast is only 16 each number looks and sounds so different than when the entire LIGHT cast does the number, so it is virtually like a brand new show.Each of the performers is so talented and they are working so hard so that this show is as perfect as we hope. This is a great missionary opportunity for any of you to bring a friend or two for a very enjoyable evening, fit for the entire family. The next day, AOL will head to California to continue their tour in California, Las Vegas and Utah. So bring your family its FREE !!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Last Saturday we had the opportunity to head up above Globe to help clear trails for Connor J's Eagle Project. The road was ridiculous (not in a good way), but it was a great time.

Colton, Connor, John, Mason and Andrew. 5 of the greatest 15 year olds invented.

The only 14 year old girl that braved being around these 15 year old boys.
Shayna organizing the forest

Dad, Hunter and Tessa - Chill'n

We did some sibling exchanging and ended up with Rehgan

"Your a very good sista in a very good way"

I miss driving and the extra money from spent on gas!

My dad sent me this letter sent to him - Just watch the video and you decide. (please feel free to copy, paste, poste and email this)

Dear Paul,
Our "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" campaign continues to gain momentum. Yesterday, American Solutions delivered the first round of signatures - 350,000 - to the U.S. Senate urging them to take immediate action to lower gas prices by drilling for oil domestically.
We delivered the signatures to the offices of Senators Alexander, Clinton, Durbin, Ensign, Kyl, McCain, McConnell, Obama, Reid and Schumer urging them to offer real solutions to our energy challenges, beginning with using more of our domestic energy resources.
But this is only the beginning. It's our goal to have 3 million signatures by both parties' national conventions this fall. Help us reach our goal by forwarding this email to 10 friends and encouraging them to sign the petition.
Watch this video of the first batch of signatures being delivered:
New Research on Domestic Energy ResourcesWe released new research data this week on domestic energy resources. The data clearly confirms the overwhelming response we've received via emails, letters, and phone calls during our "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" campaign: the American people believe it's commonsense to work here at home to solve America's energy challenges.
In fact, 81% of the American people support the U.S. using more of its own domestic energy resources, including the oil and coal already here, to combat the rising cost of energy and reduce dependence on foreign energy sources.
As the chart below suggests, the agreement is widespread regardless of political affiliation.

Bridging the Technological DivideDavid Kralik, our Director of Internet Strategy, was profiled in the Washington Post this week.
The article focuses on our work in Silicon Valley learning from the entrepreneurial, problem-solving ethos of Silicon Valley that is sorely lacking in Washington, DC.
A DC resident for 10 years, Kralik now lives and works in the Valley trying to bridge the divide between the failing Washington bureaucracies and the innovative Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
Read the full profile here.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


5:30 Wake to find that Bill forgot to wake Breea for volleyball - shes not happy with anyone.

6:00 Wake the rest of the troupe for their first day of Performing Workshops - some happy, some not so much.

7:00 Fix protein shakes and get them out the door

7:30 Bath Brodey to prepare for the surgery where he looses his manhood and ability to make more of his kind. (trust me, Im doing the world a favor)

8:00 Clean, shower and laundry

9:30 Dani comes over with Collin and they play with Tessa in the irrigation and pool.

10:00 Danica accidentally lets Brodey out and he runs on the outskirts of the irrigation taunting me than he's going in - but alas, the pack leader (me) coaxes him back to his senses and 5 minutes later hes back in the less dirty environment called "my house".

10:30 Leave with a clean Brodey for the Spay/Neuter Clinic

11:00 Freak out because I didnt realize that other dogs, bigger ones, might be in the same room, for minutes or hours???

11:15 Brodey cowers under my chair and behind my purse hoping the other dogs wont notice him.

12:00 Brodey goes in and they inform me I can pick him up between 4 and 5:30 that day - after dropping 100 bucks in their hands.

12:30 Pick up kids that packed lunch's but Kayla took their lunch's with her to her job - they're starving

12:45 Lunch

1:00 Breea back to the workshop

2:00 Home to find good friends in the back yard enjoying the pool

2:15 Pick up 3 extra kids and head to library

3:15 Drop of all kids except Tess and head to pick up Breea

4:00 Breea loves workshop and we head to pick up Brodey

4:15 They inform us that Brodey will have to wear a cone for 10 DAYS!!!

They trip home was sad, but Breea laughed at him the whole way.

5:00 Home to find out I need to take Tessa to get her stitches out.

5:30 Go out to find car battery DEAD

5:31 Walk to Jeffs house to take the small patient

5:40 Watch Tessa be a scream'n me me, because we waited an extra week to get her stitch's out and scabs were covering them.

6:00 Call Kayla to see if shes home and ready to head to wedding dinner that starts at 6:30 in East Mesa - Shes at the Mall.

6:30 Kayla gets home and we hop in her car and drive about two miles and realize she is WAY below empty and the nearest gas station is about 5 miles away.

6:40 Go back home and pour our gas can from garage in Kaylas tank at head to the dinner.

7:10 Get to the dinner and enjoy watching Rachel and Chad and their families toast and tease them. Aunt Ferns home was perfect and the food and entertainment was too. It was a fiesta with Kays Pico De Galo and her neighbors salsa. We played 5 truths and 5 lies about Rachel and Chad and then they had an open mic where anyone could tell stories - I did get a little tearing when her dad talked about Rachel being a perfect daughter. A little too close to home, having 6 of them myself. I do have crying issues that I doubt will ever be worked out and SURE I have passed on to my girls.

11:15 When we got home at 10:30 from the dinner and Target we all went straight to bed. We got a ring at the door at 11:15 - everyone was asleep and we scrambled to get dressed - got to the door and it was Shayna. She was having a late night with Bailee and was suppose to come home and be in bed at 9:00. When I carried Tessa into bed there was a big blanket and pillow on her bed - it obviously was not Shayna.


  • 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"