Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas Melody Hot Cocoa
(use link above to down load this recipe card. one downloaded print and use then store. makes one serving.)

Hurry down load my recipe I created last year for the best Holiday cup of joe. One December evening put your kids to bed. Make the cocoa put on Christmas music then turn on your Christmas lights and enjoy a wonderful evening of holiday warmth and goodness.
Let me know if you made it!
Happy Holidays!

Christmas lights WOW!

Every year this guy in this neighborhood goes all out. ( I don't live by him but it is worth the drive. to see his house. I wish I had a video of it. A lot of it moves. It is really cool.) This year is even bigger then last year. I took pictures to show you how cool he decks out his house for Christmas.

Merry Christmas

Happy Birthday Ethan

Last Sunday evening we celebrated my son Ethan's Birthday. He turned 3 on November 21. We didn't do much planing. I got together with my brother in law's family. Ethan wanted a robot party so I made a robot cake and pinata. My camera didn't like me when they were all playing with the pinata so I don't have any pictures of it. I made it out of paper bags and put tissue paper on it and it looked like a robot. Ethan loved it and the candy that came out of it.

I made my cake at my home then we went to my mother in law's house for the party and it fell apart went I got there. Wished I took a picture at my home. O-well at least I do have a picture.

It was a fun birthday party. Next year I'll plan a head and do invitations.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Look I've got a Gummy eye ball!

Here is what you do when you find a gummy eye ball in your trick or treating candy bag. You take a big look at it. Add another eye ball to your two existing eye balls then through it in the garbage cause mom is has red ooze that looks like something else plus it feels too life like for Kiefer to really take a bit. Who could blame him.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Halloween fun!

All done!

I asked him for a picture

baby audrey with candy bag

audrey the Lamb

(yes, I made this costume it was fun to make)

kiefer as captin jack sparrow

ethan elmo (I made this costume too)

my nefew Mavrick

my niece maddie

trick or treat!

I think it is a trick

kiefer with his cousin maddie and kassidy. two of kassidies friends.

My kids a fun with their cousins. We went to my brother in law's neigbor hood for trick or treating. Everyone was nice. Kiefer was a pirate, ethan was elmo and audrey was a lamb. Ethan got the hang of it fast. He would go ahead of us it was hard to keep up with him. He loved it. he'd ring the door bell then hold out his bag say trick or treating and then after he got the treat he'd say thank you. We did trunk or treating this year with our ward. He got confused when we were trick or treating he would some times go up to a trick or treater and trick or treat to them. That was funny.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Blast from the Past!

Welcome home Gerrit! My brother returned with honors after serving a mission in Figi for two years last June 18th 2007. We were very happy to see him. It took me a while to get these proofed but here they are. It's wonderful Elder Gerrit you were able to serve a mission. Loved the weekly emails. I miss that the most. But so glad he is back.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Give him a Mohawk!

Only Ethan can make a mohawk appealing. He is so cute with one. I just did it for a picture I was cutting his hair and left the middle. Spiked it for fun and took this picture. He hated it at first but when I cut it off he cryed all day saying "mohawk gone!". I felt bad but then again I don't want to go to church that way.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Busy! Busy!

Everyday I have my ups and downs as do anyone. I am having a hard time with being a single parent. Gee it was nice when it wasn't the case. I have to work and take care of my kids. I am tring to get my buisness built up so I can stay home and work. I have three months to do so. If I am not able to then I got to go find a job. I hope I can so I don't have to pay for day care. I think to myself how do any single mom handle this. It is really hard. I am REALLY HARD

Okay I vented!

So how is everyone who views my blog?

Love to hear from you.


Friday, October 5, 2007

Just streching

My try at a photo session with my baby Audrey at 14 months. She was in the process of standing up and walking off the set. I love her toes in this shot. I just thought it was funny and fun to post it here.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Hi everyone,

Surprise I moved! I recently moved to surprise AZ. I am really enjoying my home and my kids love their own rooms. It is very roomy and nice big yard. It is also nice to have a studio for my photography. I'll have to take some pictures and post them. I am currently not online yet just waiting to get that set up. So I'll be on here once a week at most until I get it up and running at my home. Just wanted to update and let you know where I ran off to.



Monday, August 20, 2007

In a week

I am very excited. Next week we move into our own home. I can't wait. I will have a studio for my buisness. I just ordered 5,000 buisness cards can't wait to start advertising. Can't wait to have more clients. The funny part of us moving into our home is we only have beds no other furniture. Well have to buy a table and chairs. Then a couch and t.v. At least we have a computer, Right! I just can't wait.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful

Beauty of life is to simply enjoy every breathing second of it. Enjoy the warm smiles on you children's faces. Enjoy the little moments in life of childhood.

Life is only for a short time. Everyday is a gift from god. Every hardship on the road of life will better ourselves if we to look for the positive and let it strengthen us. Looking for the positive is a challenge.

Remember to be grateful for everything that blesses our lives. We are blessed even through the ruff est seas in life. Thinking we are doomed. When your whole world comes crashing down on you that's were it is important to go to the lord in prayer. Going to him with gratitude and help when we are at our worst and getting help through him to get through those ruff patches in our life's.

Remembering this is difficult but important. But look at your children's eyes for the innocence they have and focus on that. Then that will impower you and every day you live will be Beautiful.

Life is Beautiful!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Sometimes you Can't

Sometimes you can't make it on your own. It's all you can do just to fake it!
lyrics by U2; U2 song "Some times you can't".

just love U2's music. Helps me out on the road of live!

check out myspace for the U2 song.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Pirate of the carribean ride

Those of you that don't know. Disney changed their pirate ride to reflect the movie. Here is the Real Johnny Depp riding the ride for the first time. It is really funny to see him get spooked of Jack sparrow that is on the ride.

Verizon wireless Captain Jack Sparrow commercial

This guy dresses up exactly as Captain Jack sparrow the character from the hit movie series Pirates of the caribbean. He even acts exactly how that character acts. Its very funny and impressive. I had to look twice to see if it was really Johnny Depp.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Bucket of baby

Here is attempt at taking Audrey's picture. I just got a new prop (fake white hardwood flooring set up) can't wait to use it tried a few weeks ago with my baby here is what I got. She kept crawling away so I stuck her in a bucket.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Shantil's Kids Are Silly!

Okay I guess I am laughing at my sister. But I have to note that every time I see her kids they always have their shoes on the wrong feet. She told me it is because her kids put them on the wrong way. Sorry Shan but it is too funny. LOL!

Our house is coming along

Here are some current pictures of the progress of our new home that is being build. I took the privilege and finished the house due to I am so impatient. What you do think? Yeah I should have let then finish it. LOL! Can't wait really!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

That Mag Cover Girl Is FAKE!

Hi hate to break it to you girlie's but magazine covers of gorgeous women are fake. Please try not to change your body in a too skinny way to be them. What you see is not what is real. Please look at this picture then video. I think these women are gorgeous before they changed them. I don't like the after and what we have to see. Lets be pro Dove in what they are trying to do. Yeah Dove for pro age. Age is beautiful. I'd like to mention I never retouch anyone in my photography biz. I think it changes who they are. They are gorgeous as they are. I like to photograph truth, lines and wrinkles an all!

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

It's Captain Vegetable!

This was my favorite sesame street part of the show when I was a kid. I remeber it perfectly words and all. Fun to see it again. Love the first line "Out of his secret garden some where in New Jersey comes Captain vegetable!", Very funny then another laugh out loud line is "who are you some kind of weird-o? Do I look like a weird-o?." Too funny.

If you need to get your kid to eat veggies have them watch this!

baby and dog battle

Watch this short video about a battle bettween the baby and the dog. It is really cute and clever. My kids want to watch it over and over.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Black Button

The best short film ever. Love it must see it.

So funny Got to see!

Watch this on first 1.

Watch this 2.

Watch this 1.

WATCH THIS next 2.

Both way to funny, Had to share. Let me know what you think.

Monday, July 2, 2007

I Need a Million Dollar Body!

I just bought Slim in 6 work out program. It looks like a program I have been looking to do. I was frustrated in looking for the right work out video's. I just thought I will try it out if it doesn't work then I can return it with in the 12 week trial. I got free express shipping and hope to get it in 5 to 7 days from now. I'll take some before pictures and post my stats. I have been inactive with no exercise routine. So I am going from zero to 100% active. Looking forward to it. I'm 5 4'tall and weight 181 lbs. my final goal weight is 120 lbs. If anyone is joining this program let me know would love to go at it together. The more the merrier we can be on big support group. Or if you are on a different weight loss program let me know we can lose weight together. Their is a form if you want to pay for one. I get free 30day access for Million Dollar Body

Wish anyone who is trying to lose weight good luck. Lets lose this weight!

Just remember " Nothing tastes as good as Thin FEELS!", author unknown

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Urgent Toy Recall on Magnetix building sets

This involves children ages 6-11 years old. Please pass this on to loved ones!

Fellow photographer's son swallowed one and was in critical condition but with surgery he is fine.

Child’s Death Prompts Replacement Program of Magnetic Building SetsImportant Note: There is an update to this recall, which can be found by clicking here

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: All Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets

Units: About 3.8 million

Importer: Rose Art Industries Inc., of Livingston, N.J.

Hazard: Tiny magnets inside the plastic building pieces and rods can fall out. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract to each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal. This product is unsuitable for young children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of 34 incidents involving small magnets, including one death and four serious injuries. A 20-month-old boy died after he swallowed magnets that twisted his small intestine and created a blockage. Three children ages ranging from 3 to 8 had intestinal perforations that required surgery and hospitalization in intensive care. A 5-year-old child aspirated two magnets that were surgically removed from his lung.

Description: All Magnetix magnetic building sets including the X-treme Combo, Micro, and Extreme sets. The sets contain 20 to 200 plastic building pieces and 20 to 100 1/2-inch diameter steel balls. The building pieces are red, yellow, blue and green, and are shaped in 1 1/2-inch squares, 1-inch triangles and cylinder rods. Some plastic building pieces have “Magnetix” imprinted on them.

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, Fred Meyer, Design Science Toys Ltd., A.C. Moore, and other toy and arts and crafts stores nationwide. The Magnetix magnetic building sets were sold from September 2003 through March 2006 for between $20 and $60, depending on the size of the set. The replacement program does not include sets at retail.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the magnetic sets and return the sets to Rose Art for a free replacement product suitable for young children under the age of 6. Consumers should be sure to keep all small magnet parts out of the hands of children who mouth objects, especially children under the age of three.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rose Art at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Rose Art’s Web site at

Magnetix Magnetic Building Set Recall Expanded Serious Injuries Continue to be Reported to CPSC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Additional serious injuries to children reported following the March 31, 2006 recall announcement of Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets have prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Mega Brands America, Inc. (“Mega Brands”) (the new owner of Rose Art Industries, Inc.) to announce an expanded recall. In excess of 4 million units are involved. The recall includes all sets, except newer Magnetix sets sold since March 31, 2006, that are age-labeled 6+ and sets that contain the following caution label:

“CAUTION: Do not ingest or inhale magnets.
Attraction of magnets in the body may cause
serious injury and require immediate medical care.”

Mega Brands advises that sets currently at retail better retain magnets due to improved quality control, material and design changes. These products are not included in the recall.

To date, CPSC and Mega Brands are aware of one death, one aspiration and 27 intestinal injuries. Emergency surgical intervention was needed in all but one case. At least 1,500 incidents of magnets separating from the building pieces have been reported. Although the hazard was initially thought to be a problem primarily for children younger than six, it has since been learned that at least ten injuries involved children between the ages of 6 and 11 years old.

If a child swallows more than one tiny powerful magnet detached from the plastic building pieces or one such magnet and a metallic object, the objects can attract to each other inside the intestines and cause perforations and/or blockage, which can be fatal, if not treated immediately.

“CPSC is deeply concerned about the dangers that small, powerful magnets can pose to children if swallowed,” said CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord. “In order for any product recall to be effective in protecting consumers, we must significantly reduce incidents and injuries from occurring after the recall is announced.” Mega Brands has been cooperative in this expanded recall.

These older sets, which were manufactured in China, contain up to 250 plastic building pieces and 1/2-inch diameter steel balls. The building pieces include 1 1/2-inch squares, 1-inch triangles, cylinder rods, flexors, connectors, x-tenders, and curves and come in an assortment of colors such as metallic, primary, translucent, and glow in the dark.

Mass merchants and other toy and arts and crafts stores sold the sets nationwide for between $20 and $60, depending on the size of the set.

Consumers should stop using the recalled magnetic sets immediately and contact Mega Brands for a comparable replacement toy. If consumers are uncertain as to whether their product is being recalled, they can contact Mega Brands at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

The CPSC is urging consumers to immediately report any incidents of loose magnets to the CPSC Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or to the CPSC Web site at

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

You Tube is weird

I am pro pres Bush and support the war in Iraq. But I was surfing You Tube and came across ed some politic bashing videos. They are very well made had to share. Yes I get the message and do not support it. Just had to hand it to the creator of these videos. A lot of time must have gone into editing these. Very cleaver too I might add. Let me know what your thoughts are on these.

This Bush song is a U2's song "Sunday Bloody Sunday".

Tony Blair song is by the Clash "should I stay or should I go".

Found my inspiration again

Today I rediscovered my all time favorite band U2. I have always been inspired by them and I feel a renewed inspiration from them today. I look forward to tomorrow I will put that inspiration to use with my photography skills. I stopped listening to U2 about 5 years ago; but not all together I have listened to them about once every 6 months for the past 5 years. But now I feel the need to listen to them more. Also I wasn't listening to their lyrics and I did today. The reason I stopped listening to my all time fave band was because ever since I was ten I've listen to them and then for ten years straight that is about all I ever put on or listened to. So I just needed a break. I always joked I think I hold the world record for listening to one band for every day ten years straight. Who knows I should look that up. Here is one of my favorite songs. Since it was fathers day I'll put this music video "Some times you can't make it on your own"; By U2. Bono wrote this song for his Dad. (his Dad passed away long before this song.) Very sweet tribute to his Dad. Love the song. Enjoy!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Return with Honer

I am so excited today because Today my brother returns home from his mission from Fiji. He has been in Fiji for two years on a LDS mission. I wasn't the best writer but he was. It was fun to hear all his stories and who he taught and I had people he converted send me a Christmas card. He served a great mission and now He comes home. Our whole family is going to the airport to greet him then we will go out to eat and talk and stuff. Can't wait to see him it has been two years since the last time I saw him in person.

Friday, June 15, 2007

yesturday was scary

I was putting my kids in my van to go the store. I put in Audrey and Ethan and strapped them in. Then I went to get Kiefer he distracted me and the van door shut. I didn't know my keys were in there and I didn't know the door got locked. So now my two little babies are in the car in a 110 degrees. I was told they won't last five minutes my Husband is at work with the other set of keys 15 min away. So I did the only thing I could do which is brake our back door window. Got in the van and got my kids out. I usually always check I have the keys I thought I did. But I didn't but at least it has a happy ending. Lesson learned!

New to Swing

A few days ago my baby Audrey had her first time swinging in a baby swing. She was all smiles most of the time. Then her brother Ethan joined her swinging right next to her. She loved that as well as Ethan. They looked so cute I snapped a few pictures.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

It's like Christmas in July

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I just need five referrals and I can get my wii! But so can you we can all help each other out and it will be like Christmas in July!

Thank You and Enjoy Your Free Wii

Monday, June 11, 2007

ONE Vote '08

I will vote for ONE Vote and I just want to pass it along to encourage you to vote as well. Please vote to save lives! Please watch the video add and check out the web site as well.

Monday, June 4, 2007

The thing with bee's

My son Kiefer this morning comes in crying holding his finger. He is crying moving around jumping and telling me a bug hurt him and his finger and whole arm hurts. After I clam him down I ask him where did he get hurt. He took me to the spot and there I see a bee slowly dying with it's stinger still attracted to the bee but it was all the way out. So it looks like it was injecting it's stinger into kiefer's finger and kiefer at the same time grabbed the bee off of him so the stinger just pricked his finger but didn't go into it. I looked up on line what to do and to make sure he didn't have any allergic reactions. So I found out he is going to be fine I just need to reassure him he will feel much better really soon. Now he doesn't seem to remember he got hurt this morning and his finger looks fine. Poor kiefer got his first bee sting.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Home lot

Here is my home site (right next to this home under construction) where my new kb home will be built. We need to approve the upgrades we are doing. Then they will start work on our home. We will be living on Legend dr. Nice street name.