Monday, November 29, 2010

Guttery 2010 Beach trip!!

OK, I get a little flack from the family because I wait til the last possible minute to book our place in California, hoping someone wants to rent a great place for cheap rather than let it set for a week and sure enough!!!!! See the double peach unit? We had the place all by ourselves and a great garage and location. The weather was a little colder than normal but we still got to do all the traditional SDB fun and added a few extra things this year.

Breea and Brennon were loving the longboard and Tessa cracked us up on the tandem bike with dad. This is how she rode for over an hour, with her head rested on his back not seeing anything in front of her and didnt have a single complaint.

We kept the boards, wetsuits and bikes a couple of days and spent alot of time on the boardwalk.

We got to have Maddie come with us - she's part of our family now!

Some other highlights were Joes Crabshack, volleyball, card games, church, videos, shopping, and lots of warm cookies.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Disneyland 2010 (FREE, with our give a day, get a day service project)

I told Tessa that she could use the controls to go high or low and she said "These guys are crazy, they're gonna let me drive" ?

It was fun to see all the Halloween decor and the haunted house was totally Holloweenized

My guess is that Tigger was a teenage boy, with all the lovin he gave my girls.

Everyone loves "Its a Small World"

Except those that dont.

Danica hung out with the little ones, because she was "with child" and the rest of us hit space mountain. Tessa got hurt, so she ended up at the nurses station where they promptly gave her anything she wanted as not to have a lawsuit on their hands. So, front of the line passes for about 4 rides and any size of sucker she wanted! GO TESSA!

Great time, and a decision that we could wait another 3 years before going again. Tessas only stipulation was that the next park we go to cannot be Sea Land, it has to be Sea World.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Austins home from Equidor!!!

He came over for FHE along with some of the Mesa boys that have recently returned home from their missions. He told us sweet stories of the humble people he got to know and then they all helped cut blankets for the childrens crisis center.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

PDH campout 2010

Jamison and Quinn left their "man cave" long enough for us to rename it.

Forts were built throughout the woods

There isnt a picture of Traceys amazing kitchen. He makes the PDHCO taste good. We had a wonderful testimony meeting, played alot of cards, volleyball and horseshoe tournaments. Kids loved the campfire, scavenger hunts, forts and soda. I feel blessed to have a family that WANTS to get together every years for campouts.

Friday, June 11, 2010

KAYLAS Bridal Shower!! Thanks Paula, Bethany and Danica!

They didnt leave out any details and made it perfect for Kayla.

Advice was given on an apron from everyone who attended.

Aunt Deb, Verna, cousins Dale and Leanne, Grandma and Aunt Jan

Grandpa was even there for a few minutes :)

Katie, Shayna, Breea, April, Trish, Jen, Sara, Kayla and Danica

Maddie, McKenzie M. Gaylene and Maddie M, Amy H, Terri G, Mikkie and Becky McDowell and in front Gail

Henningers, Steeles, Yvette, Jen and Trish

Aunt Paula, Leanne and Aunt Randa

Cousins, Rachel and Erica and Danica

The ever-lovin BOX

It was a perfect day!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Favorite Pictures from the wedding!

The reception could not have turned out better. The weather was PERFECT! The hanging balls were beautiful, Danica and Breea did an awesome job decorating the gazebo, Kristal took these fun pictures, ALL my sisters, sister in law, Parents on both sides helped make everything look amazing and run smooth. Family and good friends really came through and made everything perfect. There was about 500 people, but since it went for 3 hours it never got too crowded. The popcorn, cotton candy and soft ice cream machines were the hit along with fresh lemonade and strawberry lemonade. Homemade salsa and cowboy caviar salsa, fruit and a treat table were the other foods. Brennon threw together a cool photo booth too. So many fun details made the night so great.


  • 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"