Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2010 in a Nut Shell

Well Since I was such a slacker last year
here is a little bit of what happened...
(I tried to keep it in order)

Gavin lost his first tooth!!! (6 1/2 years old)

Alissa's 2nd birthday

We saw Santa Claus

My Birthday

Buchanan Family Nativity

Our Christmas Tree

New Year's Eve - Happy New Year!!!

Mason and his cousins at Christmas
(all born within 2 1/2 months of each other)

My X-Men Family - Halloween

First day of School

Our new Brother
Mason Jerold Hulet

Meeting our brother for the first time
They had kid masks so we all had to have one and use it.

Plummer Family Reunion - almost everyone was there
It was so much fun to see everyone!!

Camping with the Bodily Family
(one week before Mason was born)

We must take after Grandma Bodily - we all caught fish!!

Austin turned 4

Last day of School

Gavin's 6th Birthday

The boys played baseball and had a blast!!

New Year's Resolution

As I was looking back at my blog from last year I noticed
that it was lacking... I did not stay up to date on my
cute little family. I missed out on so much
(and so did all of you).
I want to do better so one of my goals
for the year 2011 is to blog at LEAST once a month.

I am going to do better at blogging this year!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

5 Little Monkeys

"5 Little Monkeys jumping on the bed"

That is what it will be like in my house soon. Yes, I am going to have another baby!!!! We are so excited for the new one. It is fun to listen to the kids talk about what they think it will be. The boys want a boy and Austin wants a girl. Then they try to make Alissa take a side. Scott gets in on this too. He says the rest of our kids will be boys - no more girls! (We will see)

We told my family by copying two of my sister...the first one wore a shirt that said "Baby Bump" on her belly. My other sister had her husband wear the "Baby Bump" shirt. So we decided to have Alissa wear our. My family wasn't sure if I was really pregnant or making fun of them. It took a few minutes for them to realize that I was serious.

I am due the first week of August. There are 4 of us in may family and Scott's sister that are expecting about the same time. This makes 5!!! We are all due about 2 1/2 months apart (from end of June to beginning of Sept). I think it will be so much fun to be pregnant together and have babies that are the same age. This will also make the summer very busy!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jana this is for you!!!

Jana here are the pics of my "Austin Sundae".

Here is the story for those that don't know it:

This happened about 2 years ago.
I was on the computer doing bills and balancing the checkbook (when I do
this I tend to tune everything out). I remember hearing the fridge open and
close but it didn't phase me. I continued with bills.
A few minutes later Chase comes running in and says "Come look what we did to Austin!"
That is never a good sentence so I hurried into the
bedroom to see what destruction had been caused. To my surprise Austin was
sitting in her crib COVERED in chocolate syrup.
As you can tell she was enjoying every minute of it. They also got syrup all over
their room and the bathroom. I had to laugh at this-mainly because it was that or cry.
So I grabbed my camera and had a good laugh.
Still to this day Chase and Gavin ask when they can make an "Austin Sundae" again.
They think it would make a good Family night. Maybe some day...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Little Artist....

Today I went over to my mom's house to have my sister, Alicia, help me with my hair. I needed some ideas of what to do with my mane for family photos. Well, things got a little too quiet...except for Alissa crying in the background. I've come to realize that when things get quiet my kids (more importantly Austin) are probably getting into something or making some kind of mess.
Alicia and I went to check on our six kids and this is what we found.......

.....Austin and/or Baylee found the permanent marker and a canvas
or two to work their artistic abilities.
(I think I found out why Alissa was crying)

Go ahead laugh, I did!!!

P.S. I think I found out why Alissa was crying

Monday, March 23, 2009

The last two CRAZY months!!!!

I've had a lot going on the past two months. Two of my cute sisters got married, so that means that I have two new brothers.
Terra married Daniel and Stephanie married Steve.

Sorry Terra I didn't have my camera at your wedding...
it got misplaced and this was the only one
I could find with just you two. ; D
Both ceremonies went really well and were a lot of fun. We had the family involved right up until the day of on both. It was super busy but everything turned out in the and and both were amazingly beautiful. I was even able to make Stephanie's wedding cake.

I got to be a room mom for Chase's Valentine party at school. That was a lot of fun. Chase and his classmates were so excited to hand out cards and candy to each other. It's funny to look back at what we all acted like at one time. They got to play games - like Mailman, Mailman (like Button, Button but they had a paper heart that was the "Mail" and the one who was "it" was the Mailman. They each had a turn being the Mailman and hiding the Mail.

This is before during and after the Valentine pass out. As you can tell they had a ton of fun.

We've had a lot of snow on and off the last little bit. During one of the big storms Scott took the kids out and played in the snow. They made a giant snowball and a hill to slide down. They were all bundled up and reminded me of the kid on "A Christmas Story". Alissa didn't get to stay out with the big kids so I took a picture with her snow hat on anyway.

Then I ended up with an infection that put me in the hospital for two nights. I wad dehydrated and had to have an IV and antibiotics pumped into me. It wasn't bad as far as hospital stays go but I don't want to do that again. ; ( I'm glad that I have the husband that I do because he stayed home with the kids and took care of them and the house while I was up there.

While I was in the hospital Austin fell and hit the side of her head on our computer desk. She ended up with her first Shiner. She was tough though. I think dad had a harder time with it than she did.

The first weekend in March was super busy. First we went to the Draper Temple Open House. I got enough tickets for my whole family and Scott's. There were almost 50 of us all together. Scott's mom and two sisters were up from Cali and came too. That was a neat experience to be able to take my kids through the temple and show them what was in there. I think their favorite room was the Celestial Room. They kept looking up at the chandelier. Gavin said "It is even bigger than grandpa!" They were amazed at everything. Austin keeps saying "I'm getting married in the temple." It was a lot of fun. The next day was Alissa's blessing so we had all the family there for that as well. It is nice to see so much love and support. I also had to talk in Sacrament Meeting. Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! The new Young Women's presidency had to talk on the 5th article of faith. (Oh ya, I got put in as the new YW President the first part of Feb.) I did ok but I don't like giving talks. After church we went over to my mom's for dinner. We took some 4 generation pictures. It is cool to be able to do that. I only knew 1 of my great grandparents and think it will be cool for my kids to see pictures of them with theirs.

Take a look at her dress...my Grandma Bodily crocheted it. It is so pretty!!
Thank you Grandma!!!

Scott with his Dad and Step Mom

Scott with his Mom and Grandma and Grandpa Buchanan

Me with my Mom and Grandma Bodily

Me with my Dad and Grandma and Grandpa Ivie

This is my happy little family!!!

Austin and Alissa just chillin' on the couch.

I just had to add this one because I think it is cute.