Wednesday, March 30, 2011


My  mom sent this to me in an e-mail, I thought it was truly amazing. Autistic people are special individuals that DO have a purpose on this earth!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011


Saturday we had dad's surprise birthday party in Heber. We have been planning this for quite awhile, and boy did we get him good! We thought that he had found out several times these past weeks but as he put it "Its a good thing I'm deaf"! He really had no clue until we walked him into the auditorium. He was so shocked, there was about 85 of his family and closest friends there. The theme was the "50's".
Our good friend and neighbor, Sarai Franco made this amazing cake!
I love this side of the cake, he was a referee for over 30 yrs and a coach to my sisters

The next few pictures of the party, Lance was the emcee for the night and did a great job. Some of the things that were said were so dang funny and some were just touching. My dad has truly had an impact on the community and our family!
Autumn with Lance's newest, Porter
Aunt Sadie, Uncle Bud, Kristal . In the right background is my mom's sister, Laverne and her husband Gene.
To the left of Kristal is Uncle Paul's bride to be, Lee and Shannon

Hailey, Lance, Brinlee, Mom, Dad and Uncle Paul

Sky and Summer. In the background Shannon had a table full of  50's candy.
Mom and I put a few pictures together of dad.
Dad, Aunt Colleen, Uncle Paul, and Uncle Bud
Aunt Colleen and Lance
Kandra and Skyler-- Who needs a stake dance when you can dance with  your aunt?

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Today was my dads birthday, and I just want all my blogging friends to know how much I love this awesome guy! I have been the luckiest girl to have been placed in such a loving home. Dad has been there for me through many fun times and was there when the times were tough for me. He is such an amazing man, always has words of wisdom, encouragement, and many blonde jokes. I don't think there has been a time that we have traveled that he didn't know someone. He is so loved in his community, and here in Lakeside. Hope your day was an awesome one, I LOVE YOU:)

It is also my sister, Kristal, birthday today too!!! You have been such a great sister to me! I was so excited when mom told us she was pregnant with you, I wanted another sibling so bad. You really livened up our family since the day you were born. I remember dad trying to find Alka Seltzer when mom went into labor. He couldn't find it any where in the house. Then Alice and Carol Sue came over to clean the house and found a packet of them in every room!! I hope your day was awesome, Happy Birthday:) I love you too!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


My darn finger got in the way but Clay still looks calm, cool and collected

This is most of his class minus 1 student. They did a terrific job:)
Clay had his 5th grade play yesterday, it was called "Joust!" He was so nervous to do it because he had the part of narrator. He has a really hard time memorizing things and this was a big part for him. They have been practicing for quite awhile and I must say they all did a great job!! Clay knew all of his lines and spoke loudly and clearly. The pictures are from my cell phone, so they aren't the best. I cut his hair the night before and he wasn't happy with it being so short. I think he looks great:)