Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dad's Birthday

For my Dad's birthday, we took a pumpkin and balloons to the cemetary for him. He would have been 64 this year.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Odds and Ends

Mr. P-Diddy

Shelby making a tower
The girls before church one morning. I decided to cut bangs on Shelby, so we had to get a picture.

Fall Party

Shelby sitting on the swing waiting for someone to come and push her at the family fall party. Preston decided that he was brave enough and went down this slide all by himself. First time he had ever gone on one with out it being a "tube" type slide. I was a little worried, but he did great!

Friday, December 23, 2011

It's broken.

Shaun broke his leg 3 weeks ago at the chariot races in Preston. He was helping a friend with his team and the next thing he knew the horse had kicked his leg. Well he walked on it all day and got home about 5. He asked if he should go to the hospital because he wondered if it was broke (mind you he passed 2 hospitals on the way home). I told him YES go! That is why we have insurance. Well and hour later the door opens and he comes in on crutches and in a boot. He broke his fibula. So he is home for at least another 3 1/2 weeks in a boot. He can't go to work because he has to wear steeltoe boots and that is kind of hard when you are in an aircast boot. Thank goodness for disability checks.

The kids stay home to, since he his home. Preston and dad hang out all day why the girls are at school. It has been nice not having to wake the kids up at 5:30 in the morning to take them to neighbors. It is an adjustment, but we are getting through it. I think Shaun will be ready to go back to work though.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Miniature Dachsund for Sale-SOLD

I only have this one little guy left, out of 3. He will be ready on Christmas Eve. $300, he has his dew claws removed and will have his first shots. He is used to kids holding him and playing with him. Mother and Father are both about 9 lbs. Mom is a red and white piebald and Dad is a red with black markings. Both are great lap dogs and have no back problems. Give me a call 435-257-8236 if you want to come and see him. $50 deposit to hold.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Eggnog French Toast

I got this recipe from the Taste of Home newsletter and we tested it out last night for dinner. The kids LOVED it! But they LOVE Eggnog. Shaun loves French Toast, but doesn't like eggnog, but he ate it, he said he would rather just have normal FT though. I really liked it to, but wouldn't want to have it everytime I made FT. It is a good change to have every once in awhile, like during this time of year when you can buy eggnog.

Hear is the recipe, try it out and let me know how your family likes it. I did make a few changes and I have noted them in ( )

Eggnog French Toast

8 eggs (I used 10 because I only had 2 eggs left)
2 cups eggnog
1/4 cup sugar (did not put in the sugar, my kids get enough)
1/2 tsp vanilla or rum extract (I used 1 tsp of vanilla)
Maple syrup
Optional: Powdered sugar

In a bowl, beat eggs. Add eggnog, sugar, and extract; soak bread. Cook on greased hot griddle until golden brown on each side, cooked through. Butter, add syrup and dust with powdered sugar if desired.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Grandpa

My Grandpa Munns passed away in September. His birthday is tomorrow and would have been 92 years old. He was such a great man, he grew up in Garland and farmed all of his life. He served honorably during World War II. He was born and died in the exact same room. I am so glad that my kids got to know him.

Shelby and her cousin Dylan dancing after the luncheon.

Some of my cousins: Josi Munns, Me, Melissa Wood, Darbie Redfor, Shelly Vause, Amber Nessen, Megan Chander, and Amanda Maughan. It was so nice to see everyone, some of my cousins were able to fly in to be here, which was great to see them and catch up.

Preston, Shelby, & Sydney

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Last Swim

I can't believe the kids were able to still play in the water in September. It was nice to let them play outside and soak up the sun one last time before Fall set in. The kids love playing in the water and having water fights.

Shelby showing off her stylish sunglasses.

Sydney's friend Sophie, Sydney, and Shelby striking a pose for the camera.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Thanksgiving is in just 2 days! Before it snowed, I wasn't even "feeling" the holiday spirit. Now I am so excited.

I am thankful for so many things this year (well every year) but thankful that we have finally gotten our upstairs finished (now we just need to stay home get it all put together), the girls love their new bedroom.

I am thankful that we both have jobs that are stable and able to have a roof over our head.

I am so grateful that we have vehicles that are in good condition for these early 5:30 am COLD mornings going to work.

I am thankful for my WONDERFUL kids that put up with Shaun and I as parents. We aren't perfect and they know that and tolerate us as we learn to be parents, but they know we love and support them no matter what. I am so grateful for the JOY they bring into our lives and the fun things they say.

I am grateful for our families health. We have all been pretty healthy over the years and hopefully we keep going. I am thankful for modern medicine/technology that is used to help those that are sick to become better or live with their illness. I am so very grateful for Doctors and other caregivers that dedicate their lives to helping people get better or staying healthy.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends this year, please keep those in need in your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, November 7, 2011

First day of School

The first day of school for Shelby and Sydney. Shelby was so excited because it was her first time to go to school and be on a bus. She is a mainstreamer at the Early Learning Center run by the school district in Corinne so she gets to ride the school bus. She is gone almost 4 1/2 hours, she rides the bus an hour to school and an hour home. Most of the time she has a little nap on the way home. She loves her bus drivers they are really good. She loves school and doesn't like Wednesday's becaue she doesn't get to go. She can't wait until next year when she goes to the big school and gets to go everyday. I hope she still feels that way when she gets in middle and high school. Her teachers are Miss Karla, Miss Robin, and Miss Kay.

Sydney is in 2nd grade this year and has Miss Stevenson, this is her first year teaching and she is great. Sydney likes all of the kids in her class loves to go to school every day. She never misses spirit days on Friday. Her favorite subject is break time she says (she really likes all subjects in school)

Preston got up and got ready for school, so we had to take his picture to. He was really bummed when he realized that he didn't get to get on the bus and go to school. He cried until we got in the house. I felt so bad, I hope he still wants to go when it really is his turn.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Shaun got a new pair of binoculars for our 10 yr anniversary, so he let Preston play with his old ones. He would not put them down or share. He was bound and determined to go hunting and looking for Elk. We took the kids up Logan canyon for a drive and to try out Shaun's new ones. He loved it. Now all he talks about is going hunting and he needs his "noculars"

Friday, October 21, 2011

My cousin from Minnesota came to visit during the fair. Her daughter is the same age as Sydney. They "clicked" instantly, too bad they don't live closer.

Sydney, Britton, & Preston

(who knows where Shelby was, getting into something, I'm sure)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pirate Party

My nephew turned 4 in August and he had a Pirate Birthday party. The kids loved it, Preston loves Pirates and loves to go around telling people to "Walk the Plank" and sayin RRRRRR.

Ahoy Matee!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tractor Pictures

Sydney decided she needed to do a photo session on the tractors as we were waiting for the Logan Rodeo to start. Shelby followed suit, Preston could've cared less, he just wanted to play on the tractor.

Preston striking a pose

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Elk Hunt

Below is why my husband came home smelling like female elk urine. What men will do for horns! At least he had fun right! The clothes are still out side "airing" out before I will sanitize them in the washer. This is his uncles elk that he shot in Cache Valley on the south side.