Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Ponderings

So, I was super excited to post darling pictures of our little Christmas since we now have a working camera but luck doesn't like me much today. My memory card will not open, so too bad for all ya! But, I thought I'd go ahead and make a little post anyway.

Santa was super kind to our family this year and brought Grayson a drum and percussion set. Yes, folks, drums. And all of a sudden we are the Partridge Family.


Seriously, though. Alora is quite the rock star on the bongo and Aiden can get the tambourine smoking! I prefer the egg shaker myself. Dan is accomplished on all the instruments. What can I say? I married a rock star!

Alora has been kindly blessed with her princess barbie girl set. It is all she ever hoped for and more. Except for possibly a drum set of her own.
Aiden was sadly jipped by Santa. He forgot to buy anything for the little man. Thankfully Mom and Dad stepped in with one gift more than they gave Grayson and Alora. Weird how that math worked out....

Christmas is officially down and packed now, thank goodness. Aiden might live another day now that those tempting decorations are in storage. I was a little tired of broken ornaments. And yes, yes, I know I should have gone with shatterproof instead of glass.

Hope you all had a wonderful day!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

After a long Hiatus

I'm back! I've been such a scrooge about posting since we have been sans pictures. A family blog should never be without photos!! So, we went and purchased a new camera this week (finally!!!) and are back in business!!

But before I get to the fabulous pictures I have been taking this week ( I have totally gone picture crazy since I have been missing my camera these past two months!) let me post about the wonderful and fantastic Jessica Hughes!! I am in LOVE with her and her work! Look at the fantastic photographs she took of my children:
BTW: Baby Logan is present in these photos, too. I did not go out and find a three month old. I'm done in that area!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Help me, please!

I can't find a vendor I am in desperate need of. She is so darling and makes wonderful family tree products. I met her at the Women's conference a few months back and can't find her company!!! Does anyone know of a vendor like this??????

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hard times as a girl


I say Ouch and cried. (Alora had her ears pierced today!!! She is sporting purple hearts. She was a very brave young lass and only cried a little bit. She also has Tinkerbell and Dora earrings that she is excited to be able to wear in four to six weeks.)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Grayson's post

It's about pirates.

The pirates were hunting for a treasure chest. And they found a little sparkling crown and they put it on and then something just happened.

They carried it on their ships.

That's it.

By Grayson

( I didn't have anything today. Thank goodness for kids who like the spotlight!)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Guess what I did today?

I Cleaned My Garage!!!

I felt like a ghostbuster....but I guess I'd be more like a spiderbuster.

No more creepy crawlies! At least for a day or two!!
And, finally, here are the pictures~

The Before Pictures:

Our Wonderful Landscaper! (I took lots of pictures of him because I think he's cute!!!)

The Truck That Brought Our Plants
Our sideways tree. It is a special tree.

The After Pictures! (Has anyone noticed the broken camera lens yet?)
Backyard and New Sports Court

Looking South from our newly extended backyard patio
The front yard

Yay for being done!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Here are the pics!

Well, I was going to show the pictures of the progress of the yard but in scrolling through there are so many that I just don't want to do that right now with Aiden crying because I am a terribly mean mom and won't hold him why I blog. See why I don't do it often??


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She is extremely popular, too. But not because she is is her ability to stay on top of so many blogs. I am so impressed because she comments so regularly here on the Nutty Farm. I see her comments sprinkled all over blogger world. I can't even imagine what her Google Reader must look like, HOLY SMOKES!!

Anyho....if you're looking for a good laugh and a wonderful bloggin' buddy, step on over to Pulsipher Predilection!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wazz Up?!?

I am trying to do this post with a little man helping me. It just isn't helpful!

Well, I have been as good as dead in the blogging world this month. It is time to become resurrected, however, and update ya'll on this wonderful, blessed month of October.

In this month I/We have:

  • A yard!! In case you are wondering why there is not a picture attached, read on!
  • A broken camera. :( Darn little girls who think they are photographers.
  • Still no fence. Supposed to be here today but....
  • SNOW!! Today we are having our first snowfall. That makes me believe we will not have a fence tonight.
  • Window well guards put in.
  • Window boxes put in.
  • Cement poured.
  • Been off track and are now on track again.
  • Done Red Ribbon Week at the Elementary school. Did it three weeks ago and doing it again this week for those who were off track.
  • Had the flu. All of us but Dan.
  • Had bugs. Aiden and Alora. Poor little buggers.
  • Molars coming in. Yes, in case you are wondering, that would be Aiden.
  • Lots of classes (cheer and basketball) at the gym.
  • A basketball hoop!! It's amazing how popular you become once you have one of these.
  • Learned how to dribble, and thank goodness for that. It took over month to learn this.
  • Lost five and a half pounds.
  • Gained five and a half pounds.
  • Had several Halloween parties. Fun fun!!
  • Played and played and played with neighbor kids.
  • Started Family Home Evening!!
  • Started a book that I don't believe will get past 5 chapters. Writing is hard!
  • Enjoyed being extremely lazy by avoiding the computer at all costs.

So, that was our month. One day I'll post pictures of the house. It looks fantastic. This is definitely the best yard we have ever had!! (Little does it matter that it is the ONLY yard we have ever had!)

Sorry I've been neglectful of your blogs, all. I will pick up and start reading again soon!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Logan Scott

Logan Scott
Born September 23, 2009
6:05 p.m.
6 lbs. 14 oz.
19 1/2 inches long
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The waiting game

Just sitting here and waiting.

Waiting for the phone to ring.

Megan went into the hospital at 2:00 this afternoon.

Maybe sometime soon she'll have a baby.

Yup. Just waiting.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mr. T and his Awesomeness

Finally!!! Craig Ferguson is brave enough to say it like it is! Thank you Craig for supporting the good of every decent American Citizen. My sentiments exactly.

(The best part of the clip is from 2:00 to 2:49)

The fitness experts:

My target weight for the next weigh in (that is in one week!) is: 3 lbs!! I can do it!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The pleasure of your company is requested for an
Evening of Music,
Art, & Inspiration

Thursday, the twenty fourth of September
Seven o’clock in the evening
River Ridge LDS Chapel
adjacent to the Jordan River Temple
10124 South 1300 West
South Jordan, Utah
Featured musicians
Nathan and Warren Mueller, violin and cello duo
Alexis Boskovich, harpist
Susan Alldredge, vocal solo
Unveiling of artist’s painting
Anne Marie Oborn
Guest speakers
Roger and Melanie Hoffman, composers

This program is presented in conjunction with the
Temple to Temple Steeplechase Charity Chase (run/walk)
which is partnering with the Christmas Box International
to bring awareness and community involvement to
“the sweet tender children who must suffer on this earth.”
For information and donations visit:
Sunday dress. Seating is limited to ages 18 and older.


I am moving from angry (I resolved the issue!!) to spiritual!

A wonderful woman in my ward has organized a charity even that I am thrilled to help out with.

On Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 7:00 a.m. there will be a 5 mile Temple to Temple Steeplechase. The steeplechase begins at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple and ends at the Jordan River Temple. This is not a race but an opportunity to spend 5 miles of your life helping children in need! It is meant to be a fun walk/run where for everyone of every ability. Children are welcome! Along the route will be the opportunity to reflect upon life and the obstacles we face (I have heard rumors that there will be spiritual opportunities along the way if looked for).

The race is $15 for adults and $10 for youth/children. All finishers will receive a specially-designed key chain medallion. Registration must be completed by September 24 at midnight.

Here is an excerpt from the Cynthia, the race director, regarding the charity to be helped:

"I'd like to tell you a little more about the reason I chose The Christmas Box House charity for our Steeplechase." Through my experiences as a licensed foster parent and as an adoptive mother, I have seen first hand how children in state custody (who are all ready in fragile condition) cope with their ongoing fears, frustrations, and overwhelming turmoil. With amazing strength these children of survival endure their heart-wrenching situations. But they cannot combat their problems alone. Only with heaven's help and the involvement of many caring people working together can each child find what they deserve- permanency and parents-that home of their own. I have learned that taking care of our at-risk children is a complicated concern, deserving of our keen attention and cooperation. Every effort makes a difference."

"The Christmas Box House is dedicated to easing the trauma that these neglected and abused children experience. I am grateful for the opportunity to donate the proceeds of this race to their care."

I have worked with many children from the Christmas Box House and am proud to attend this event. This is one of those organizations that I cannot say enough good of. They have saved many of my precious little children that I have had the opportunity to serve and love.

There will also be an Evening of Music, Art, & Inspiration. I am super excited for this! It will be held Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at the River Ridge LDS Chapel on 10124 S 1300 W (adjacent to the Jordan River Temple). Featured musicians will be Nathan and Warren Mueller, Alexis Boskovich, and Susan Alldredge (also in my ward and an adoptive mother). There will be an unveiling of Anne Marie Oborn's new painting. Roger and Melanie Hoffman (composers of 'Consider the Lillies of the Field') will be guest speakers. This event is Sunday dress and seating is limited to those 18 years of age and older. There is no cost to attend but additional donations to the Christmas Box House will be accepted at the concert donation table.

Interested in coming to either or both events? Register for the race at and click under road races and look for the Temple to Temple Steeplechase. No RSVP's needed for the benefit concert.

Come support our at-risk kiddos!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Sorry friends, this will be an angry post.

I was just called up by some this mom of a woman my sister works with. She started the phone conversation by saying she could ruin my reputation. Say What???? That is all I really should say of this matter other than I totally lost my cool and told this lady off. And, that is not something I do often. The last time that happened was a year ago with a family member who was a bit out of control in front of my children (which I will not tolerate). I really am a non confrontational person but there are some things you don't do, like call someone up and tell them they are going to ruin you. Sidenote: I have NO idea what this is concerning!!! This mom couldn't explain anything to me about what was going on!!! And, that just made me more mad. I then told her that she shouldn't interfere with issues she knows nothing about and that I would no longer talk to her and that if her daughter has an issue with me, she should call me instead of everyone else. Then I hung up.

Then I called the woman up to ask her what was going on and she didn't answer. I did leave a message. I told her I was angry that her mother called and yelled at me. I don't think she will call me back. And if I want to be a better person than I REALLY am, I will need to attempt to contact her until this stupid issue.....whatever it resolved.


Thanks for listening. This was just what I needed. I feel much better now.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My cousin rocks!

I really have a neat family. Did ya'all know that? Well, my cousin (who is actually my cousin's daughter so she is like my first cousin once removed or something like that...) has started a little boutique that is so darling! She is having a giveaway as a opening celebration!
Check her boutique and the giveaway out Paisley Pink Boutique .
I mean, how darling! And the prices can't be beat anywhere else!!

I think I really want the baby in the picture to come along with the sling!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Celebrity Fit Club Cast Part Duex

Maureen or "Mo" McCormick (sp). Marsha Brady

Me. Please be kind!
My stats are a little hard to read so let me post:
Height: 5'5"
Starting Weight: 144
Target Weight: 133
Body Fat %: 27*
*Totally made this figure up to look cool

Warren G. Gangta Artist!

Cledus Judd. Country Singer.

Not pictured: Da Brat. Don't worry, she'll make an appearance.

Here's the cast and we are off on our 100 days of fitness training! For the first weigh in, I'll introduce you to our three fitness experts. And boy, Harvey makes a fantastic entrance. More to come soon! (I'd tell you when but then I never post when I say I will so I just won't make any promises of a certain date!!)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Some things are No No's

Three things that should never go together: