Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My New Year's Quote !

Youth is when your allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when your forced to!

I'm learning lots of new things on the blog, thanks to Elise (my cute niece) and her knowledge of how to download and do fun things to your pictures. These last two pics are just some foolin' around stuff and so far it's pretty fun. Enjoy!

Christmas Morning !

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Day Fun

This is Kenzi at the Garden of Eden gas station at 11:00 pm on Christmas night. We drove to Twin at 9:00 pm to pick up Ez and his plane hadn't left SLC. They shut down the SLC airport two times that night and it was crazy. The weather was was snowy and icy. Ez was scheduled to leave on Sunday before Christmas but Portland and Seattle were closed two days in a row. So he rented a car and drove to Grandma Nita's then flew to Twin on Christmas. He finally made it and we were glad to have him. This was a season to remember!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nutcracker Weekend

We had a blast this year for Nutcracker. It was Kenzi's 10th and final year of dancing in the Nutcracker. Her solos were Harlequin and the Arabian. She did awesome and nailed her poses. We're so proud of her. We had an open house to honor her on Saturday night and we had lots of friends and family to help us celebrate.
Thanks to all our family and friends who helped make this special time extra fun for our family.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Michael, Michelly and Matthew

I need to post these crazy kids. They had so much fun together. Cousins are the best!

Monday, December 1, 2008

My Thought for the Day. . .

“Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.”

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Emmet with the "lil darlin's"

Here's Emmet with some the of kids playing the piano and singing and having a great time.
It was great to see all the talent we have in our family! OK Michelle and Annie, you guys better get with it. I'm beating ya at bloggin so far. I want to see some great pictures and backgrounds! It was so great to visit with you guys. I'm coming to Boise and we're going to the Big Easy and having a night out with the girls so get ready Auntie Karla is comin to town!

Thanksgiving Day !

Well the big day came and went. It was spectacular! We went to this cool place in Albion, an old school campus from the early 1900's. Converted into a beautiful hall to house all 50 of us. Thats right, 50 adults and kids. All the family's had their seperate rooms and lots of toilets and bathrooms for all. We had so much food it would make your head spin.(or your stomach!) It was a great day of riding bikes, shooting guns, cause thats what you do when you live in Idaho. . . catching up with all the new babies, neices and newphews. It was great. Thanks to Terril that made all this happen. I hope you all had great days and enjoyed being with your own families. Didn't make the "Black Friday" thing but thats ok. Looking forward to the Christmas activities ahead. By the way, Ezra is officially engaged! We're so excited to have Felicia apart of our family.

Monday, November 24, 2008

"Baby It's Cold Outside"

The weather has taken a turn for the colder! We have the heat on 24 seven now because it's dipping in the high 20's. WOW! Everyone has plans for the Thanksgiving week. Ez is flying to Utah to meet Felicia's family and then home here in Heyburn on Friday back to SL on Sat. and fly back to Oregon. We are having a mini Douglass Family reunion here and I'm looking forward to seeing all the cousins. Everyone has new babies and spouses so it should be fun and catch up. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving day. Make sure you all work out to burn off those tators!

Kenzi's Senior Picture

Here's one of many senior pictures we took of Kenzi, with Emily
our favorite photographer. She is wonderful, creative and wants to do something really unusual all the time. She has really put
up with alot with Kenzi and me. We do have alot of fun together
and we love Emily!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thank Goodness It's Friday !

It's another beautiful day in Heyburn. Can you believe it? A wonderful 50 degrees. We are spoiled by this weather for sure. The weekend looks like it will be fun with Kenzi going to the Harvest Dance, Colt's off to Boise for Brooke's birthday and Ez is hanging out in Oregon. Paul and I might get to go on a date. . . Something else besides grocery shopping at Costco, I hope!
I miss my sister and mom this time of year. Not being able to go shopping and doing some fun crafty thing with them. I hope someday that will happen. They will be here in two weeks for the Nutcracker and I will have awesome pictures to post.
Thought for the day:
"Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Quote for the day:
Remember that happiness is a
way of travel, not a destination...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Colt was upset that I didn't have any pics of him. So here you
are world. Our famous Colton!

Kenzi Roo

Our little Kenzi is a senior this year and I'm feeling
alittle "perplexed" about her leaving. She will be
going to Utah State and I think she's looking forward to getting out of high school. She's a fun girl and makes our family laugh. Kenzi Roo!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Today is A New Day

Mondays are not a fun day. Thats why I love Tuesdays! Terriffic Tuesday thats what I say. Spent most of the day doing busy work and enjoying the great balmy weather. We can't believe how nice it is during the day.
Things I'm thankful for today: My husband who is more patient with me today than yesterday, Kenzi who is beautiful and strong and smart, Colton who is funny and loves me, and Ez who is learning so much with life and loving every minute of it. I love my family and so thankful for life itself.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Things I'm Thankful For

I will follow Elise's blog and tell of some things I'm thankful for today.
My husband who works so hard and always stays calm. My children, who make me smile
especially when I need to and that I have Friday nights back because poor Minico lost they're
state game. So sad.

Heck of a Day

Lots of fun today! Got up at 7:00, started laundry, fed the cats, cleaned the litter box, did the grocery shopping before 9 am. Went to a "Super Saturday" to support Erin, our fearless Homemaking Leader, finished the laundry, took Kenzi to get senior portraits taken by Emily, our favorite photographer. . . and then came home at 6 and made dinner for Colt who had 4 wisdom teeth pulled that were totally impacted into the bone yesterday. WHEW!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fall In Idaho is a great time of year. It's Kenzi's favorite I think because of all the beautiful colors. We did a quick freeze right before Halloween and everything froze and turned black. UGH! So we didn't get alot of pretty colors as other times before. The weather is beautiful and we have enjoyed the sun as much as possible. It won't be long before the heat is on full time and you can't go anywhere without a coat.