It's over???

It does not seem possible that Christmas is past! Although the new year brings exciting changes! We had a wonderful Christmas, of which I will post pictures right after I clean my desk area and find my camera cord! Dustin spoiled me, like he always does. I got a super nice exercise bike!!! The following pictures I took with my cell phone, I am so excited I wanted to share!
And of course my Hershey's Kiss. For those of you that don't know I will tell the story. When I was growing up I loved chocolate, go figure! So did my dad. So every year my Dad and I would buy each other a Hershey's Kiss, and enjoy them together. The Christmas after my Dad passed away I was really missing him and our tradition, and Dustin being the sweet wonderful guy that he is, got me a Hershey's Kiss that year. And he has continued to get me one every year since. The last Christmas that he was deployed he sent a sweet letter, and had his mom get me one to go with it. This Christmas he tried to order one to be delivered to me Christmas Eve, but the only place he could find, was back ordered and cancelled his order. But not to fear, his son was looking out for him. Jacob has seen his dad give me one every year and this year while he was shopping with his Grandma Marie for a gift for me he decided that he needed to get me one and wrap it and put it under the tree from his dad! So, I got my Kiss! I am so blessed with such a wonderful husband and son, who know me like no one else.

The kids were also spoiled, like always! Jacob got new games for his PS3 and PSP, a Nerf Gun, soldiers, clothes, movies, and on and on. Grace got doll clothes, Breyer horses with a barn and coral, Hannah Montana barbie set, movies, Littlest Pet shop VIP pets, clothes, and on and on. Bekah got a doll set with a crib, stroller, swing, and doll, a barn with animals that make sounds, Minnie Mouse stuff, a piano, drums, clothes, and on and on. And all the kids got a Wii with a few games to share. Which they are loving. And I enjoy it also. Like I said spoiled!!! Pictures coming soon! (see above)

Well, as the New Year begins we are getting ready for Gracie's birthday with two parties. (One for friends, one for family; the family is to big to have all together with friends!) So that will be fun! I already have her presents from Dustin and I! So I am already ahead! February brings Jacob's eighth birthday! With two parties as well. (see above) March brings a wedding for my sister Onna, and my birthday! April Kayla, Dustin's sister will be graduating college, May Colby, Dustin's youngest brother will graduate high school! AND best of ALL, June brings DUSTIN HOME!!! And we will be moving with him. Sad, but fun at the same time! As you can see the first 6 months alone are filled with fun, and more will be following!

I hope that you all have a fun and exciting year as well! Happy New Year! Welcome 2009!
Pictures coming soon! (I hope!)

Merry Christmas!

Wow! Two days until Christmas! I hope you are all ready!!! I am almost there, just a few little things left to do. We will be having tons of fun! We get to go to Grandpa & ma Ashbocker's for our traditional Christmas eve party. Then off to stay at Grandpa & ma Rolfe's to stay and open presents bright and early Christmas morning. And then off to more families that afternoon! We will be busy, but having a great time! I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas! I will post pictures of all our fun, after I find my camera cord that is!
Merry Christmas!!!

Happy Birthday Rebekah!!!

Wow!! My baby is 2 years old today!!! I can't believe it! She should still be a baby! She has grown fast! She is talking non stop, about half of which you can understand. She loves to sing and dance. Her favorite shows are Micky Mouse, she loves Minnie; and Dora! She is such a happy little girl! And she has her own ways, that is for sure! She can be stubborn, and super sweet all at the same time. She has started taking dance classes, in which she is the youngest, but cutest! She does really well considering she is only 2! She has picked it up fast. She is such a smart thing! Sometimes I think to smart!Our family wouldn't be the same without her! Everyone loves her to pieces!

Things I have done

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Guess I still have a lot to do! How about you!?


Have any of you figured out a sure way to know if your child is really sick, or just doesn't want to go to school??? I really think my kids are to little to be doing this already! What to do???

I have finished most of my projects for Christmas, all but one, and of course, I put it up so I wouldn't lose it, and I can't remember where I put it! How does that work!? I sure do it a lot! After Christmas I will post some pictures of my projects.

And last, I am sick again! Strep again! This is the third time in three months, needless to say I may be having my tonsils out in the new year! Yeah for me, NOT! At least the kids are good. Although, I have a lot of stuff to be doing, like baking cakes, wrapping gifts, cleaning, and all I want to do is SLEEP! Plus there is always the kids I need to take care of!

I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas Season! We are all geared up for birthday parties, yes 2! And a Christmas packed with family fun!


Okay, a moment to brag. Dustin just ran a 28 mile marathon in 3 hours and 49 minutes taking 34th out of 350 people! I am so proud! He has been training for a few months and did so great!


We went to see Santa at our schools Family Reading Night. He was a great Santa!
Although Bekah was not to sure about him!

New Sites!

Okay so a few of you may notice that I have a few new links to genealogy sites, yes, started by me! I have decided that it may be nice to get a little input from other genealogy lovers like me! And maybe I will fill in a few wholes! Plus it gives me something more to do! Just for fun and me! I hope to fill them with more information and pictures, but I have to get organized and find them first! Any who, just thought I would fill ya'll in! (You don't have to visit them, unless you have questions or need help with something genealogy related.)

Installing a Husband

I just got this in an email and thought it was great! I love my husband, but this is funny!

Dear Tech Support,
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0
In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as:
* Romance 9.5 and
* Personal Attention 6.5.
and then installed undesirable programs such as :
* NBA 5.0,
* NFL 3.0 and
* Golf Clubs 4.1.
Also Conversation 8.0 no longer runs and Housecleaning 2. 6 simply crashes the system.

* Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.

What can I do?

First, keep in mind,
* Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while
* Husband 1.0 is an operating system.
Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme.html and try to download Tears6.2 and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update.
* If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.
However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0 or Beer 6.1.
* Please note that Beer 6. 1 is a very bad program that will download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta.

Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.)
In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5..0program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.
In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend
* Cooking 3.0 and
* Hot Lingerie 7.7.

Good Luck!
Tech Support


We had a great time in Utah.
Yes, that is my son, he is just like his dad!

Us in the Visitor Center by the Christ Statue

A tree of lights! The Lights were so beautiful everywhere!
(For more pictures see the slide show.)

Card time!

Hey everyone! I need addresses so I can mail out Xmas cards! email them to me please!

Winter Wonderland!

Hurray!!! We have snow! I love it! Now I don't miss AK so much! There was no snow last night when we got home from our trip, but the ground is covered this morning! And it is still snowing! If I ever find my camera I will take pictures! This is the worst time of year to lose it! I only have a birthday, Christmas, birthday, birthday, birthday,and a wedding! I really hope I find it soon!

We just returned from a great trip to Utah! (Yes without a camera! I did take pictures with my mother in laws, so I will borrow it and post some soon!) We got to see our wonderful friends the Willis', the kids loved playing with them! And I loved visiting with Mj! We then got to meet up with Kayla and go shopping, always fun! After checking in the hotel we rode the tram down to Temple Square to see the beautiful lights and the temple! They did a great job lighting every tree this year, it was amazing! We also went into the visitors center to see the Christ statue, which the kids loved! We asked Bekah who that was, and she looked and said 'Jesus', it was so sweet. She was also fascinated with the walls & sealing, which is painted like the night sky, only more amazing than I have ever seen the real sky. We went to dinner and waked back to the hotel! It was a great night. The following morning after breakfast we went and swam in the pool. My kids are such water bugs! Then we meet up with Kayla again and did some more shopping and lunch. I love IKEA! They have such cool stuff!

We had a great time! It was fun to get away and see family and friends! I only wished I could have seen my young women from Ak who are at BYU, but ya know college kids! They are way busy! I hope I can see them next time! And of course they are always welcome here!

Oh, and thanks for the comments! It is nice to know someone reads all this!


I know that at least some of my wonderful friends check out my blog every now and again, 'no comments'. I love to see who has been reading and see their comments, so where are they!? Love ya all, but leave a comment every now and again!

Let it Snow!

Really! I would love some snow right about now! In AK we would have a mound by now! And there is normally snow here by now, so where is it!? I know many of you think I am crazy, but I miss my snowy AK winters! It is so beautiful! There is nothing like watching giant snow flakes falling while wrapped in a blanket sipping hot cocoa! With a fire in the fire place! Oh I really miss it!!! And all my wonderful friends from the north! I hope you all enjoy that beautiful snow!

Christmas Trees!

We had a great time decorating trees! We got to help Grandma Great and Marie do theirs as well as ours! There is a new slide show of our fun! As well as the following pictures!

Our Tree! This year I did fun colors!

My Nativity!

I love the Willow Tree set! Every year my mom gets me more pieces to complete my set! I've almost got them all! Thanks mom!