Monday, October 31, 2011

Carving Pumpkins

We had Rosealie,Chloe, Madison and Zoe carve their pumpkins last night...I wasn't able to watch them to much but was able to come out and see the end after they were done. Thanks Mike for taking pictures!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Up-Date on Madison was surgery day.
1. Up at 4:30am to be there by 5:30am
2. Got all checked in and went to waiting room
4. Got her back to her room and all the nurses and doctors came in and talked to us.
5. At 7:40am she went back to the OR and they started surgery.
6. We went down and got some breakfast, Bill had biscuts,gravy,sausage. Me yogurt and orange juice.
7. We went back up to waiting room and Bil went to sleep, me listened to my MP3 player and worried.
8. At about 10:00am the doctor came out and said that everything had gotten great, hardly any bleeding, so he wouldn't have black eyes, which Madison is grateful for. He also said that they got everything and she should be able to breath much, much better!
9. About 8 minutes later we were able to go back and see her.
10. She had alittle problems waking up but after she slept off the meds. she was ready to go home.
11. She is doing really well and has been enjoying the watching tv and eating chicken noodle chunky soup her favorite!
Thank you to everyone for the thoughts and prayer on here and also facebook....we expect her to be able to go to school next week sometime.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Prayers and Surgery

This Friday (Sept. 9th)is when Madison surgery is, we haven't really told Madison how extentive the surgery really is because of her worrying already. I won't lie to you and tell you that Wiliam and I aren't worried for her, this little girl (which Madison isn't little) is in for a hard recovery.

Here are the procedures she is having done if you want to go look it up... bilateral maxillary antrostomies with tissue removal, bilateral ethmoids,bilat sphenoids with tissue removal,bilat frontal sinusotomies, nasal polypectomy.

The surgery is going to last about 4 hours if there is no problems they run into...we will let family and close friends know of whats going on and will have an update the night of her surgery on here.

We are asking for your prayers on her behalf, that she may be strong and be able to recover fast. Thank you......

Monday, August 29, 2011

About Time

Sorry it's about time I wrote on the blog...Well there is alot to write about hopefully I remember it all.
Madison turned 11 yesturday and a really good day. Saturday we had her party and shegot to invite her favorite friends! She had some of her favorite foods BBQ pulled pork, chicken, mashed potatoes, corn bread and mixed berry cobbler.
Also a couple of weeks ago I took Madison into get an allergy test done...Not sure if it was good or bad to know what she is allergic too. 77 out of the 80 she is allergic, 33 of those are highly allergic. We had to get rid of our dog because that was one of them, but she went to a good home a family in our ward took her.
Madison will be having surgery on the 9th of Septmeber to have polups removed from her nose. It has turned into quite a surgery so your prayers are appreciated. William and I watched a video and read about it and the details, we had to quit because we were getting sick thinking about what she is going to have to go through. She is also having to have her septum straighten because it is pushed into the right side of her nose. She will have black eyes for awhile after.
William has been busy with work and has now been called to the 2nd Councler in the Elders Quorum, I was released as a Primary worker.
Rosealie started school a week ago and really enjoys going.We have seen the improvements already her talking has gotten alot clearer and we understand her alot better.
Life is busy in the Crawford Corner but we are loving life!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Not to many know that I have been having some severe pain in my lower back,hips and legs for about 6 weeks now, to where I can hardly walk. Today I went to my doctor and he is sending me in to get an MRI, my appointment should be sometime next week. After that I will go back and get the readings of what it says. I am hoping for some good news we will see. The pain has felt like the arthrist that is in my knee but 10 times worse, but I'm not a doctor so who knows. I will keep you up to date of whats going on.

Friday, July 15, 2011

George Crawford Family Reunion

Last week we had the Crawford Family Reunion...It was so good seeing everyone! Missed the ones that couldn't make it :( It was held in Prescott at the Bradshaw was nice and cool for most part and rainy. We had alot to eat and good company! Jamie won the Bowling Trophy with the high score of 152, which he is taking back to Afghanistan. Bob and Harley won the redneck golf title belts. Here are some of the pictures from the reunion, more to come as they get sent to me.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Sunday was William and I, 30th Anniversary...Friday we went out and had dinner together at Texas Roadhouse our favorite place to eat. Then we went home to have a quiet time together watching a movie in our room because of the crowded house that is the only quiet place left! LOL Well it ended up being a really good movie but by myself. I think 5 minutes if that into the movie William fell asleep, but that is due to him working sooooo many hours at work to provide for our ever growing family in the house. William is a wonderful man and has done so much for not only me over the 30 years but for so many others in and ou of his family. I love him so much for doing that!

Here is my list of the 30 things I love him for, not in any order:(alot more than 30)

1.The way he promised to make me laugh every day for the rest of my life...and he does!

2.For the way he just gentle puts his hand in mine when we sit next to eachother.

3.The "BIG" grin he gives me when I'm trying to be serious.

4. For giving me 5 wonderful children.

5. Being a amazing Husband.

6.For putting up with all my faults.

7.For trying his best when he works on the house.

8. Growing a garden and all the fruit that he does...yummy!

9.For cutting up my steak...I still can't!

10. Him trying to give up Dr. Pepper.(keep going you can do it!)

11.Him taking up 96% of the king size bed...make me feel safe with him sleep right againsted my back.

12.Him embarrasing the kids when he drop them off at high school and yelling "I LOVE YOU, HAVE A NICE DAY!" at the top of his lungs...They will never forget that one!

13. For him loving his grandkids, the only way that he can. (getting better)

14.Him letting me cut my hair short when he loves long hair, which I am growing out for him right now.

15.Going through the Temple with me so that we will be an Eternal Family.

16.Taking care of me when I was down flat on my back. (Litterally)

17. Sitting with me at the hospital with all of my health problems. ( he HATES hospitals)

18.Giving many blessing to not only me but his children and grandchildren.

19.For cooking so well!!!

20.Him calling me once in awhile, while he is at work.

21.For doing things I like to do even if he doesn't want too.

22.For making up random songs about ANYTHING!

23.Putting up with ALL my scrapbooking stuff!

24.His LARGE food storage stuff everywhere!(I mean everywhere!) "aka Zombie survival kit"

25.Him buying Keebler Jumbo Peanut Butter Stick by the DOZEN!

26.Filiberto's Taco Tuesday!

27.Him folding his own laundry, because he doesn't like the way I hang his pants.

28.Him eating my meatloaf for 23 years and not telling me he doesn't like it really.

29.Helping out around the house if I have had a bad day.

30.That in his eye's I am still 17 years old.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Smokin` Hot!

Just wanted to tell my wonderful husband how much I love him and all the hard work he does to help the whole family work way to hard. Happy Birthday Sweetheart!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

16 steps to what I thought was Monday disguised as Tuesday!

Boy talk about a long day and I'm not even started to be done with it. So here goes...

1st: Got up this morning because we have a booking this Thursday.

2nd: Got ready to buy everything needed for Thursday.

3rd: Drove to Resturant Depot (love that place!) got everything we needed from there.

4th: Drove to Costco (love that place too!) and got rest of stuff needed from there.

5th: Took things home that needed to be in frig.

6th: Getting invoice ready to take to place of booking so then can drop it off and go to Frys.

7th: Phone rings it Madisons school nurses office..."sigh!"

8th: Informed that Madison had taken a pretty terrible fall and hit her knee and they may think it is broken...(heart falls) :(

9th: Have Zane finish invoice and I leave for school.

10th: Get Madison into truck(fun times-glad no one had a camera!)

11th: Call Doctor and they can get her right in, so drive to doctors office.

12th: Wait at office FOREVER: Doctors exam,X-Rays, see doctor again...

13th: Knee ISN'T broken (YEAH!)

14th: She has to be off of it for 1 day and on curtches for a week!

15th: Now I have to start cooking, 228 Choclate Chip Cookies, and 114 Brownies for Thursday and then it starts all over again tomorrow cooking other stuff for booking.

I love my non boring life!!! (remind me why I do this...)

OH-16th: I have a doctors appt. tomorrow for an ultra sound on my arm to see why it is still hurting from my angeogram 2 weeks ago...never boring!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Photo Assignment #10 - Far

When I took this picture at first I was standing really close. I decided I needed to back up some. I'm glad I did, I was able to get more of the background in the picture which I feel it turn out better than it would have been if I hadn't. (This is of my son, Zane being his awesome self!)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Photo Assignment #7 - Shadow

I always remember as a child standing outside and making a shadow of our body and outlining it with chalk. We had no chalk but we had fun making shadow people anyways...

Photo Assignment #6 - Loud

I have always thought of motorcycles being loud...So when we were out of town and me stuff with no car. My sons friend came over to visit, so I took this of his motorcycle. Thanks Mike!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Photo Assignment #5 - Quiet

This class is suppose to be what we consider quiet...I have always loved sunsets not only are they beautiful but I think every peaceful and quiet too. Not only to look at but just sit and watch it go from start to where the colors are large but to the end were it is only a sliver of color left.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Photo Assignment #4 - Outside

Of coarse Brittany can't sit still for a picture...But this was my outside assignment.
Need new subject next, love you brittany!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Photo Assignment #3 - Inside

I took quite a few photos inside and this was hard for me. I picked this picture because I thought it was different. It was taken looking into a mirror and the reflextion of the other wall showing on it.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Photo Class #2 - New

I was really excited to get this assignment today because just this morning my roses bloomed and I took this picture...I took it with my cell phone. I thought the coloring turned out wonderful.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Photo Assignment #1 - Old

Doing a photo class with totally excited about doing this class. Here is my first assignment, hopefully it is good. Thanks Bethany for this class! (you can find the link on the side table for Bethany's class, it's free)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Room

For about a month now we have been closing in our patio to make a food storage and craftroom. I forgot to get a before picture, but you can imagine it was a patio. He are some picture up to the drywall and some taping. We have more taping and then texture, painting and new wood flooring, I will post more pictures after it is all done. It is a long road to do this...I will so be glad when ALL the dust is gone!!!

Monday, February 28, 2011


Dear Family and Friends:

Our son Jamie is serving in Afghanistan right now...I know he would love to hear from as many people as possible while he is over there. He has also said, care package are always welcomed!! :) David, Brittanys husband is also serving over there, but I don't have an address for him.

If you would like to get Jamies address let me know and I will email it to you. Thank you!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Got Your Back (for Jamie)


I am a small and precious child,
my dad's been sent to fight...
The only place I'll see his face,
is in my dreams at night.
He will be gone too many days
for my young mind to keep track.
I may be sad, but I am proud.
My daddy's got your back.

I am a caring mother.
My son was sent to war...
My mind is filled with worries
that I have never known before.
Every day I try to keep my thoughts from turning black.
I may be scared, but I am proud.
My son has got your back.

I am a strong and loving wife,
with a husband soon to go.
There are times I'm terrified in a way most never know.
I bite my lip, and force a smile as I watch my husband pack...
My heart may break, but I am proud
My husband's got your back...

I am a soldier,
serving proudly, standing tall.
I fight for freedom, yours and mine by answering this call.
I do my job while knowing,
the thanks it sometimes lacks.
Say a prayer that I'll come home.
It's me who's got your back.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Madison opening stocking (life-saver story book, memories!)
Chris getting Gavin up to open presents

Madison shocked she got a DS from Santa

The look from Brittany after the girls opened their gifts from Jamie and his family...Bears that talk and make noices...(Fun, Fun)
Outside doing sparklers
Ava opening gift as Skyler watches

Opening presents

Gavin looking at his stocking Santa brought

Tree Christmas morning before kids got up

I know it is late...but have been running on empty for a couple of weeks and know I'm up to doing normal stuff! We went to Safford this year to Chris's house for Christmas. It was nice having some of the family together for Christmas. Here are some of the pictures from Christmas.