Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kaely is "going out"

Kaely and mom 2008
So tonight I dropped Kaely and her friend Erin Hackett off at the movies to watch the new chipmunk movie!!! That was so weird and hard for me. I can't believe that she is old enough to be "going out" with friends. she was so funny as I handed her my phone and $20 bucks. You would have thought she was going to the mall with all the girlies and 500.00bukaroos. This is going to take some getting used to!!! When did they grow up so fast GGGGEEEESSSSHHHH

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Here's to the next twelve........cheers!!

Twelve Years ago today I married my Best Friend!!!! I love that after all these years I am still falling more and more in love with him! There are days that are crazy and heaven knows we've had our share of hard times these last 12 years but I feel without those times we wouldn't be as strong as a couple as we are!!!!! and man were they tough!
I love the kind of Dad he is to our children and the kind of husband he is to me, we sync with eachother and I am so greatful for that!
I still get butterflies when I see his name come across my caller id on my phone or when he surprises me in the morning when I don't know he's come home for a few minutes, I love the way he comes up behind me and rubs my pregnant belly and kisses my neck, I love the way he gently kisses me before we get up in the morning from our prayers or the way he snuggles close to me at night and falls asleep! I love the way he LOVES ME!!!!!
I wish there were more time to be together but hey he's a hard worker and I appreciate that! I love the little trips we get when we get them! He is pretty patient when I'm not and calms me down alot! I love that he reminds me to smile, and everything will work out just fine!!!
I love you babe, and hope the next twelve are just as awesome as these were!!! Just without all the pregnancies :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I feel like Christmas threw up in my house. I have about 30 totes with all my christmas stuff in it and it is slowly but surely getting picked through!!! It's just hard to get everything up when your husband won't let you get on the ladder but also is too tired by the end of the day to help with it!!!! UUUGGGHHHH!!! Kinda frustrating!!! I am way excited about our annual christmas party that is on Sat. I will post pics

Friday, November 20, 2009

and the results are..........

It's a Girl!!!! we are so excited but also shocked! We were all so sure it was a boy, Brian just keep's sayin "Well, looks like we get to do this again!!! He's smokin pot, cause that's not happening!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

1 day and counting.....

we find out tomorrow what we are having!!! I am so excited and then Brian and I get a whole weekend to ourselves!!! I can't wait

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Annual Cluff Halloween Party....2009

We had our annual Cluff Halloween party Friday night and it was a blast!!! Mom went all out as usual and the kids and adults had a blast! The food was so good and all the games and crafts mom had for the kids to do was wonderful!!!

Kaely and Doyle posin before the party

Doyle and Jacob wanted a "cool" pic taken

Mom was Dora and she somehow got dad to be her map!!!

all 14 grandkids

The kids got to decorate pumpkins and I think the all did a great job.

Mom had a Dora pinata for the kids also!!!

The bobin for apples is a tradition and the kids love it!!! Cambry figured out right away how to do it!! she was soaked

Here's Kaely gettin hers. I love it

and Doyle figured out how not to get so wet!!!

I love Hunter.... He's a party he tried and when he finally got one I didn't get a picture but he ended up takin a bite out of it!!!!

Halloween parties 2009

Doyle loved all the Halloween parties that went on that day!!!!
Me and Kaely at her party for school,(sorry bout the horrible pic, it's kinda hard to smile with 9 coldsores)

Kaely's teacher Mrs. Kerby was awesome!!!

Cambry's teacher Mrs. Pryor, we love every bit of her. She is amazing!!!!

Cambry and Doyle strikin a pose!! He was done with his costume by now and dressed himself;)

Cambry's has a therapy dog mija who is in her room 100% of the time with the kids! She is an amazing dog and loves loves loves the kids. She was subjected to being a cave women with Mrs. Pryor and left the mullet wig on the whole time!!!

Cam loves this dog and when she is in the room Mrs. Pryor calls her auntie cambry and Mija loves it!!! It is so fun to watch these two interact!!!

Mrs. Pryors 2nd grade class

Mija aka mimi, meemers

Kaely and Doyle before the parade started

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Just give this a read........

Just read this......I know I know!!!!
I found this on a blog and thought its was pretty good stuff!!!!
Prevent Swine Flu -
Good AdviceDr. Vinay Goyal is an MBBS,DRM,DNB (Intensivist and Thyroid specialist) having clinical experience of over 20 years. He has worked in institutions like Hinduja Hospital ,Bombay Hospital , Saifee Hospital , Tata Memorial etc.. Presently, he is heading our Nuclear Medicine Department and Thyroid clinic at Riddhivinayak Cardiac and Critical Centre, Malad (W).The following message given by him, I feel makes a lot of sense and is important for all to knowThe only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.
While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):
1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).
2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).
3. *Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected o ne. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.
4. Similar to 3 above, *clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. *Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but *blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.
*5. *Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.
6. *Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, hot cocoa, etc) as you can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

You Have Got To Be Kidding Me.....

I woke up this morning about 1:30am and my lower lip was killing me......8 coldsores starting in the middle of my lip and move all along my right side and are now coming down past my lip, I can't even talk my mouth hurts so dang bad!!!!! I feel like I look 6 months prego and I'm only 16 weeks, I haven't felt the baby yet only once a few weeks ago but I think now that might have been gas!!!!! Doyle heard Brian working out to Tony on P90X and thought he'd join him at 5:00AM then he showered with dad, got all dressed and is conked out on my bed, boots and all and he is supposed to be at his preschool in 10 minutes, with his costume on for his Halloween party today!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAHHHHHHH

By the way.....

Is it monday today.........?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's Chill time.....

Cambry came running in this morning before her ride showed up and said it was really cold and she needed a coat!!! It is beginning to look a lot like fall......the trees are changing and the air has a bite to it now!!! I hear some of my family in Utah and other places are enjoying the first falls of snowflakes, "what the"....I am glad we don't have the fluries falling upon us I'm not that good with the cold cold snow!!! And Brian would love to move to colorado or Montana, not to sure of that.....or like that would ever happen!!!! So I guess I don't have to worry about that.
I am so excited however that I will be 16 weeks tomorrow and that this is moving along somewhat for me. Right now it's Funyuns with Twist Ice cream cones that tickle my fancy. I don't think the scale will have a problem on the 8th at my dr's appt of tipping to the higher number!!!!! Can't there be something else that I crave like fruit and salad!!! Not with this one! Thank goodness the colder weather is soon arriving so that I can cover myself up a little and not look to huge!!!! Is that possible?!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Me and Bubba D........

Today bubba D and I went out to lunch after his preschool got out!!! What a good boy he was! He was just fine with Chinese which is what mom really wanted!!! Then it was off to dad's work to see if the new CKC shirts that this little man is obsessed with were in!!! We have gone in every day this week to ask uncle Justin if the shirts had come in! Well today they did and so as mom and dad went to get dad some lunch Doyle hung out with uncle spencer and helped him organize all the shirts, 4 boxes worth, ask uncle spencer how big a helper he was!!!!! Daddy even bought little onesies for the new little addition coming to our family. I asked Brian if he got a different color than orange but he said no. What if this new little one looks fashionably hip in pink, he didn't even think of that!!!! hhhhmmmm guess we'll have to see in a few weeks (the 19th) to be exact if it will be pink or orange!!! time will tell........
I love havin one on one time with Bubba D, he's growin up way too fast!!! He is his daddy's little shadow and loves any minute he has with his dad!!!! I love it!!! Little boy's are the best......

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Thanks.....

I was having an okay day today and would love to start doing some of the yummy things I have seen on different blogs and give them to people that have helped me over the last four months....I know I know they all deserve a huge Hawaiian cruise but I hear this isn't the time to go on one of those, darn it, so they'll have to settle for some cookin in stead. sorry guys. we were able to take the kids to the mountains for some much needed family time, and we had so much fun. the kids loved loved loooking at all the trees that were changing color for fall and then we parked and made a fire, ate roasted marshmellow, and strawberries, the kids swear they are delish (doyle)sorry Bubba D wanted to type his own name) I didn't try the strawberries but I will take their word on it!!! Did a little hunting (that's a whole other post)(it in volves a squirrell) so funny anyway Brian napped alittle on the grass which looked so inviting. the dogs got walked and walked and walked. I did quite well and was really surprised!!! Just had to keep poppin that Benedryl ;)
I didn't have my battery for my camera so no pictures taken which makes me so sad cause Brian made T-Pees with the kids and started a drive way with afault ( as Doyle) put it!!!! He wants to go back up and finish what he started. (Doyle just came in with the pants he had on from yesterday and said "Hey these smell like Heather and Trevors" I said yeah they smell like campfire smoke and need to be washed. He then said "no mom this is what pants are supposed to smell like it means you worked hard in um" He is so funny!!! Then he just put one foot forward and stepped back and said as he winked and held out his thumb and said" mom what if I walked up and said "Hey, girls" (in a hick cowboy voice) He is cracking me up...........
Well say a little prayer that this day goes good!!! I crave those days so badly!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

A shout out to Cheej.......

I was laying here in bed and feeling really crummy but wanted to tell my little bro, good luck in Nebraska and be careful I love you and wish you the best on your game tomorrow. You're awesome.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hospital Stay 9/11-9/15

I am posting from when I was in the Hospital in Mesa, Shawna took some pics that I didn't know about until I looked on her blog and decided to show you all what a fun and excited time I had There (NOT)

Shamoms to a picture of me right after i was given my dose of Benedryl..... I loved that stuff

Then she was forced to fend for herself until it wore off...(a couple of hours) I have the best sister in the world!!!! Sorry I missed out on all the fun...............

Now that's how to entertain yourself. You're the best shamoms

This was taken just before she left. Shawna thanks so much for staying the night with me that Firday night. And thank you for holding my hand while I puked and empting my puke bowl. I wish I was more up for laughing and all but like you said. laughing leads to ya so much and thanks again.


well today was a good day!!! I was sitting in my chair out in the living room and trying to help Bubba D hurry along with his morning duties. This is kinda trying since I get winded just walking a few steps but he did his best. Flo was here helping with the situation that was at hand. He didn't want to leave for preschool and I said "but mom is going to take you," I really felt like I needed to this for him!! It's been way to long. so with flo in the passenger seat and Doyle in the back we headed to Preschool. It felt weird but REALLY good at the same time!!! I am starting to take things one day at a time. I have a dr. appt tomorrow and hope that he pulls my picc line so I can get used to using that arm more.
I felt the baby move a few days ago and that sparked some deep down excitement and let me know that this little one is growing despite MY struggles. I hope to find out tomorrow what I am having but if now it will happen next month I am sure. I feel so blessed by My Heavenly Father to be able to start taking care of my kids and Hubby more and more. I know that he is with me day in and day out and is probably just as excited as I am that I am able to start taking on these tasks.

Friday, October 2, 2009


so this morning started out like any of my other morning these past few days.....I hear Brian's alarm go off and me still in my Ambien like state try's hard to fall back asleep. I feel a tug on my picc line and it's my dear hubby hooking me up to my A.M. IV bag that lasts for 5 hours or so.....First comes the shoot of coldness that runs up my arm as the saline is pushed ever so gently into my picc......2 hours later I hear My Very Very dear to my heart mother in law is getting my little chilans running through their morning routines before we hear the honk that summens them out the door running backpacks and all. My stomach then reminds me that the one in the womb is awake and ready for a rush of either oatmeal or PB&J I eat and wash down a Benedryl my body try's to make up it's mind if it will keep the nournishment for the baby and deliver it as reguested or if it will remind me of how it tasted a 2nd time. Really!!!!! Then I drag my pole with me IV and all to the bathroom where.....well you know, then I come out to the living room where my dear mother in law is satisfying my ever demanding 5 year old(tomorrow) numberless requests for breakfast that he'll only eat it if he get's a brownie after wards. I sit in the chair and start to suck on one of my 20-30 butterscotch/cinnamon mints that I always have to have in my mouth. went different after my AM IV bag of meds.....................
My Mom (christi)suggested that I not sit in the chair in just my G's and that she should probably brush my hair and fix my pony, which is a reaccuring hair do for me lately.....not 30 minutes later walks in my dear friend Becca Sue with a bag containing Tomatos lettuce and avacados. I was just thinking she brough stuff for dinner tonight but boy was I wrong. I have not been feeling to happy and excited as of yet for this new little life growing in side me and trying just to get through the next few minutes without losing my mind and the feelings of depression and sadness were just looming around and never seemed to let up. Trips to Sonic with mom and out to pima to see Bec and baby Grant helped emensely but still all the while feeling like I wanted my old normal life back. No more gaggy feelings or eating just to have it visit the trash as I wrapped myself around my mom's leg and sqose tight cause the pain in my back and stomach tightened with each heave. Laying in bed day in and day out for 6 weeks as others played mom and caregiver to my kids who would come home or before leaving would tell me that they miss me and I haven't even left the house. They miss "mom" I miss it an d them too. My husband who kisses me every morning before going to work and every night after he takes me off the IV and flushes my line with saline and Heprin cause it's what's we do now before I take my sleeping pill with stool softners and 2 benedryl just to be able to sleep and night and stay asleep. It's been a while since we had just "mommy and daddy" time but does he comeplain, NO. he just keeps right on doing......I love him for that.
I sat in my chair with my shorts on and hair brushed and in walks my dear friend Janelle Hackett with Jack in tow. Doyle was so happy his little friend visited him. As she sat on the couch and visited in walks another dear friend, Kristin Barney with Kendall in tow, As I was being informed by my mom and Janelle that we were having a decorating party and taco salad provided by Becca. Then as I wipe the tears another dear friend Laurie Smith walks in with did she know./ How did any of them know that I needed friends around to break up my day and to stop the feeling sorry for my self feeling that overwhelms me sometimes. My Mom and Becca planned the whole this yesterday and kept it a secret. I am so blessed. My despair turned to thankfulness and I felt joy in side which is something that hasn't been there in a while.
They put up ALL my fall decorations and took down the stuff that normally adorns my shelves and cabinets like you know, cheese graters (that's another post) I love them all and want to thank them for making my day and bringing in some sunshine!!!!!! I love you all

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Such a BLAH day......

today isn't as bad as yesterday but could be better just isn't, is that complaining well if it is it feels better than going in to the porcelain god and sharing my breakfast, why isn't she sugar coating this you ask cause there is nothing sweet about losing your breakfast lunch dinner and every swallow in between, when things come up cold you know it didn't stay long enough! Which is why the ever-needed Zofran pump is on it's way to be a constant companion to my inner thigh! Will i like it probably not, do I wish I was at the gym right now with my good friend Becca who stayed at my house all day yesterday and did my laundry till her baby cried for some mommy time!Yep she's workin out and well I guess so am I! Trying to keep from spewin has to burn some calories right, right!!! I want to remember this day for as long as I can so when I am having a bad day later on I can look back at today and, could be worse Tif, buck and and smile. I have a lot to be thankful for................I get to be a mom of four ;)

Friday, August 14, 2009

"Mom, my tummy hurts"...........

I hear this alot at my house!! Their tummies hurt when they have to go to bed, if I tell them to do the dishes or clean their room, what ever the task is that needs to be done we have "tummy aches" so when doyle told me that his tummy was hurting I asked him if he thought he needed to poop or throwup and he opened his mouth and said no not in their mom on the outside!!! Well this is what I saw when I pulled up his shirt. I said "Doyle, what the heck happened, he said that Cambry was airing up our air mattress with my blow dryer for a while then turned it on him! Well when it touched his tummy it burned him good!!! Poor guy!!! But he never cried right when it happened. It was a few hours before he started complaining that his stomach was hurting!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Craft's and more craft's

Some crafts I've been working on!!! Very cute! Fun Fun!!! This is our new crayon bucket that I used starburst wrappers on and mod podge them on there then tied matching ribbon, shawna did a tootsie roll and york mint patties that were also cute as could be!! Thanks for the idea shamoms your the greatest!!! check out her blog for some cute cute ideas she's awesome!! [RE]Beautify on my side bar!!!

Bow Holder that's not quite finished! I still have to put the fabric on the back of it but don't know what fabric yet!! But i think it's still so dang cute!! can you believe chicken wire and a frame from Hobby Lobby and voila you have a bow holder! Saw this idea on I think it was UCREATE. Kari has found some amazing sites!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Our 24th 2009

It was so fun to have Cody with us for a week! We've done cousin swapping all month and this month it was Cody's turn! I hope he had fun too!
Me on a very important call.............

The kids were on a float with Uncle Justin and looked so stinkin cute!

Doyle rode in the 4th ward Primary float with his dad. They even won a award for their float!!!

If you click on this picture you can see that Sid~diddy is asleep!!!! Just was so good to hold her for the ride and she must have thought the ride was pretty relaxing even though there was Fire trucks right behind them blarring their horns!!!! Gotta love kids

Here she is right before I took her off of the ride and over to Shawna!! She was so so tired

Havin fun with Uncle Rex!!!

Uncle Rex was here for Amber and Cheej's wedding and I captured some one on one time with him and Bubba D......We love you Rexy

They were laughing so stinkin hard....look and the veins in Doyle's Neck! I wish You could hear them laughing, it was so stinkin funny!!! I love the look on K-sue's face too!!!

I love this kid

They did this for about 10 min!!! We can't wait to see you again Rex!!! Hopefully soon!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I want to know what the Pioneers did......

ORGANIZATION.............that started out as a cuss word in my house, anyone who even mentioned the word was going to walk the plank!!! I started out at IKEA on Tues after my Dr. appt, and bought the place out with stuff to organize my house with ( love IKEA but hate the fact you have to put it all together yourself) thanks to Brian and Becca it is ALL put to gether and so the organizing begins!! Doyle's room was a success and after a tote and 2 garbage bags his room is my new, can i say MASTERPIECE!!! seriously it is beautiful!!! Then is was on to Kaely's room and Cambry's new night stand and lamp that she just loves!!! I have come to the conclusion that those two girls will constantly have a work in progress with their rooms!!! but anywho, last night I started the office and wow was I amazed at how much I actually didn't have together!!! 12:00am came around and my day caught up with me so I folded some laundry and made sure Brian's work pants were in the dryer and he had clean socks all the while watching Failure to Launch!!! Matthew McConaughey makes staying up that late to clean so bareable!!! (Know what i mean) I hope to have picture soon but for reals What DID the pioneer women do!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cluff Family 09

Becky took this family picture for us at Melissa and Chris's wedding on Wednesday!!! We now officially have a new family pic!!! Thanks Bec Love ya

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

America's Birthday Party

Thanks to Aunt Becky we had Cupcakes with a candle in them to celebrate America's Birthday!! I thought that was a really good idea so the kids new why we had fireworks every 4th of july and what the special day meant!!!!

It totally looks like Doyle Peed on Brian but he didn't thank goodness. His suit was wet when he fell asleep on dad!!!!They partied WaY to hard!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Splish SPLASH!!!!!!

After the Parade, we took the kids to aunt susan's and let them cool off!!! Uncle justin bought everybody lunch and we had a blast gettin wet and wild!!!!

Toad bein cute as Ever!

This happend alot!!! Richard got his exercise in for the year!!!

On the move! Bubba D

Richard sure got a workout in, Cambry loved how high he could throw her!!!

In swim team this year Kaely learned how to dive and has been at it ever since!! SHe is so determined and I love that about her!

she was taught to dive into a hula hoop that was in the water

and she does so good!!

I love love love little kids in goggles!! It is the cutest thing EVER!!!! Here is Cam doing what she does best!!!!! PARTAY

(she goes in the same way i do, Nose plugged) :)

Splish Splash

So Doyle tells me to watch what he can do!!!

(I had no idea he was this brave)

(yep, that's a front flip)

(and in he goes no prob)

he did this at the Pima pool off their diving board for the first time,

needless to say I almost went in after him right after the lifeguard and I

picked our jaws up off the deck!!! It was his first time off the board and I had

just got done telling her that when he did this!!! FREAked me out!!!