Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Personal Goals for 2009

Here are some of the goals I have set for the new year: (not in any order)
Loose more weight
Start walking again
Read my scriptures daily
Learn to be a better friend
Get my back to were it is better and not have to have surgery
Get my house in order
Become closer to my Heavenly Father
Become a better wife and mother
Keep a weekly journal

by: Charilla

Wacky Wednesday

You know when family gets together and you are trying to get a good picture that everyone is looking the same way and that the little ones aren't all crying or picking their noses, Right? Well we were having that kind of day and even the older kids where getting tired of all the pictures. So my sister in law said, "Alright lets get the funny face one out of the way!" So here is the not so serious picture...and our Wacky Wednesday pick of the week! (notice Bill isn't wacky or maybe he is and we are the normal ones....)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Madison Surgery

Today was Madison's surgery, she had to have a mole removed front over her left ear. It has been there since she was born. It started out small and just has gotten bigger over the years. We went and saw a specialist and he said to have it removed since it hurt her so much. We left at 5:45am to get to the hospital and at 7:30am this morning Dr. John Dudley Pyatt removed the mole. Madison loves his name, she thinks it is soooo cool! After we came home around 9:00am, she went straight to our room and of coarse layed on Bills side of the bed and has had 2 cans of chicken soup, a Popsicle and watching movies. Here are some pictures of her after surgery...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Jingle Bells

This is my oldest Grandson, Skyler singing Jingle Bells, he was so proud of this. (his Uncle Garrett video type it on his blackberry, so not so good visual but good sound)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Frontroom

Since we moved into our home, I have been trying to figure out something to put above the incove were our entertainment center sits in. It has been over a year and could never think of anything to put. One night I was sitting and talking to Madison about my nephew Lorin and the questions she had about why he died and how come he had to go so soon. At the end of crying and all she said to me, " That's why we have to endure to the end, Mom! So that's what it had to be....Lorin's motto was Endure to the End and he did that well........

Check this out!

My kids are working on their blog, pretty good now....So drop by and have a look and leave a comment! Thanks!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Flashback Friday ~

This is of Madison when she started pre-school. I can't believe she was ever this small. I remember that she wanted a Dora back pack and we looked everywhere for it!!! I mean everywhere...........How they grow up so fast.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A day full of fun and memories.....

Today was a long day! We started with Madison waking up at 5:00am, we kept her at bay til 5:45am and then it was time to open presents. Afterwards it was time to head off to Grandma Betty's (Charilla's mom) house for our traditional breakfast. We then opened presents and talked until it was time to go to Mike's house for the Crawford traditional lunch and opening of present, adults getting their Grammy Jammie's and getting our blankets! Afterwards we headed back home for the Elders over for Dinner. Santa left them a stocking full of candy and a pair of Grammy Jammie's too! So our day was full to the brim and we all had a wonderful time visiting with family... We hope your day was eventful and full of new memories too! (As you can tell by the pictures, Madison stayed in her Grammy Jammie's all day long.)


Madison and I got matching Grammy Jammie's, so of coarse we had to have a picture!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Our Family Wishing Your Family a Very Merry Christmas!

Christmas Tradition

At our house we have a Christmas Eve tradition. Bill's Mother has made what her family calls, Grammy Jammie's for years for ALL her family. This year there was 40 pairs of Jammie's made! So on Christmas Eve we open and wear our Grammy Jammie's to bed. Here is Madison with her Grammy Jammie's, cute fairy princesses. Thank you Grandma Jennie!!!!!

Wacky Wednesday

This was taken of Brittany and Madison about 3 years ago. We were at the Flinstones Village and our way back from the Grand Canyon. Brittany about dies when ever I put this on something....hee hee hee! (La La Moo!)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lake Havasu City

We went and visited Zane,Diana and Zoe. We went down to the London Bridge and fed the ducks. Bill has decided to become the bird man of Arizona! I even had a pigeon land on my shoulder but of coarse it scared me and I screamed! We had a really good time visiting them....

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Well I guess this is what you call a payback.....Over the years I have gotten some of my grand kids LOUD toys for birthdays, Christmas, any chance I get. So I guess this year my oldest son (Chris) thought it was payback time!!! (not really) The kids in our family pick names for Christmas, of each of the other kids and their families. Chris has Madison this year, well this is what Chris got Madison, case and all...Lucky us! Thanks,

Friday, December 19, 2008

Our Own Little Heat Miser

It was so funny, tonight Bill had just washed his hands and ran them through Chloe's hair. We started laughing and said she looked like Heat Miser from the movie.

Flashback Friday ~ 1990

This is of my mother and all the grand kids as of 1990. From your left to right...(back row) Brittany,Zane,Jamie,Chris(4 of my 5 kids, in blue) and Jesse. (middle row) Brandon (on mission), Jared, Jason and Shane. (being held) Lorin and Aimee. My mother has 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren with 1 due in April of 09. What a wonderful legacy..........

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Good Memories and Laughs

Today Bill, Brittany, the girls and I drove to Mesa. On the way back Bill and I saw some old wooden spools, the large ones...that brought back so many old memories. We used to own one and it was used for our coffee table, we also remembered the bean bag chairs and the planks of wood on the grey bricks for the entertainment center with the small 13" black and white t.v. sitting on it and watching closely so the TV would fall on top of our oldest son, every time he went near it! We also had a orange road cone and stop sign hanging on the wall - Talk about ghetto! LOL It is funny how 1 thing will bring all the old stuff flooding back......

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wacky Wednesday~2007

Is this a lovely Bride or what??? This is Brittany my daughter, I think by this time she was tired of having her picture taken,....what do you think?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Dresses

I remember it was always fun to get my Christmas dress, wear it to church the Sunday before Christmas. Yesterday I gave Madison her Christmas dress and Brittany took pictures of the twins in their dresses. What memories it brought back!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Is there another Twin???

What do you think??
(pictured is Chloe, one of Brittany's twins)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Rosealie LOVES Aunt Madison!

Madison was just hopping toward Rosealie tonight while we were baking all our goodies...(Yes, Julie you'll get some too!) Rosealie just started laughing out loud and couldn't stop, it was quit funny! I am going to miss them sooooo much when they move away____:(

FHE- Christmas Baking

Tonight for FHE, we did some Christmas Baking. Each year for Bill's work we do Christmas Goody plates. So tonight we put our heads together and planned and then went to baking. We will deliver them tomorrow for each department...There will be chocolate chip cookies, no bake cookies, brownies, cinnamon swirl bread and peanut butter cookies. Yum- Yum!