Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Kayslee and Maddee wearing their matching shirts. How fun it is to have two little girls!!

Grandma at the mall with all but 3 of her grandkids.

My parents have their ring tone to their phone “Daddies girl” so when I call them that is the song that plays. Well my parents wanted to show me how Kayslee reacts when she hears that ring on the phone because she knows that its me calling her. It was so cute:) I love her to pieces!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Our Thanksgiving weekend was spent out at the race track. Yes that's right, our car is back up and working so to celebrated we heading out to the Bracket Nationals to compete. On Thanksgiving we first had dinner at the track with our wonderful friends "The Savoy's" My wonderful friend Stacy gave me this great craft on making Pilgrim hats. We had a blast!

After eating at the track we headed to my mom's to eat since racing was canceled due to the rain.!! YUM YUM! I didn't think I would have room but I did. Kayslee just loves being with Hunter. They are such good cousins.

Then we headed back to the track were we stayed the rest of the weekend in our trailer. Richard did really good racing MY car. Friday he went out in the fifth round, Saturday he went to the 1/4 finials. (Yippie we get money back!) There were 150 cars that he went through to make it to the bottom 10. He did great! Then Sunday he went out in the 3 round. Racing all day sure is tiring and the kids sure sleep good at the end of every night.

A special Thanks goes out to the Savoy's!!! Thanks Paul for my Fillet! Thanks Teresa for everything you did! We had a great weekend but it's sure good to be home. Now it's time to take care of my little Maddee. She is going to have her big surgery next week. I'll keep you updated on that as time comes.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Family Pictures

Yesterday we had our family pictures taken at Sears. For having an almost 2 year old daughter not behaving, they turned out pretty good.

Happy Birthday Ryker and Jimmy!

Today is my nephew Jimmy's birthday and yesturday was my nephew Ryker's birthday. I want to give a shout out to them from their Aunt Brandee and cousin Kayslee. We love you boys!!!! Thanks for being such a great cousin.

At a 51's game in California. (I was 6 months pregnant with Maddee)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Family In Town

My husbands Uncle Rick came in town today so we went over to my wonderful father-in-laws house to have super and to visit. We sure had a good time.

New Cousin Tate

My wonderful cousin Aaron and Monica have been waiting to adopt a baby for two years. On Tuesday night they got the phone call they have been waiting for…THEY HAD A BABY BOY (if they wanted it)!!!!! And of course they did. They brought it home Thursday and what a cutie he is. Tate Samuel Butcher. While we were visiting, Kayslee played and loved their play kitchen.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Our Halloween night was spent out at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Our good friends Paul and Teressa decorated their golf cart super cute and then their kids took my kids out for some candy. Man they were only gone for an hour and came back with about 5 lbs of candy. Kayslee loved it!!! We spent the reast of the weekend out at the track watching Nationals that were in town. I just love being out at the track with my buddie Teressa. They sure spoil me and my family.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Girl Time!!

This past week I was able to go spend time with Marianne and Julianne. Marianne is in town this week and since I'm still not back to work, I went and hung out for two days. The first day Julianne made yummy Sugar cookies!! Then the second day we made Jack's first birthday cake. We tried to make the "red" frosting ourselves and had no luck. It made it very runny. So after 3 hours we ended up buying red frosting from Albertsons. The cake turned out great!! Good job Julianne! While we were playing Kayslee tried to get in Jack's high chair by herself and got stuck! Of cource I had to get a picture before saving her. I sure love to hang out with "the girls" Thanks for a fun time girls!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

one more

I thought this one was cute also.

Happy Halloween

Since it's Halloween I think it's fun to post creepy, scary clips. This one is creepy and would not lwant me or my kids to find this in my backyard.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fun clip

Enjoy!!! My niece Aspen did.

Halloween pictures

So I had a coupon buy 1 get 2 free. I couldn't pass this offer up so I dress up the kids in their halloween costumes and went and had their pictures taken. They turned out pretty good but it took forever to get these. You would of never guessed Kayslee cried for a solid hour and wanted nothing to do with getting her picture taken. But.... patients and we got some good ones. We are going back on the 29th for a party "Picture People" are having with Kayslee's cousins Hunter and Savanah so there will be more pictures to come.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Once again we had a great weekend. It started Friday having my brother Stephen's little girl Savanah over for 24 hours. Kayslee loves her "Nana" but I need to teach her how to share. Then Friday night was softball. (what I look forward to all week) Once again we won both games!!! Let me tell you if Jessie and Liz played high school ball with me, we would of went and won state. They are amazing for never playing before. Well then Saturday we went up to Mesquite to have dinne with my cousin Ryan and his wife Kristin. Shyanne (my 2nd cousin came in with them and had a ball watching the kids while we went to dinner and did a little gambling. Now for Sunday..... Lazy/enjoying day being with the family. I just love being a wife and mom!

Now here is a little video of this weekend. Click on the link.
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My Montage 10/19/08

Monday, October 13, 2008


This weekend was full of fun adventures. Friday night I had a softball game. We won both games!! It’s so good to be able to play again and get out with the old girlfriends. Then Saturday Reyanne turned 9. Happy Birthday! Saturday night Richards’s niece went to homecoming. (Those were some good old days) She looked pretty but needed some more clothes on. Kayslee has a blast running around with all the kids. It was a little cold but fun. Then Sunday my husband went to church with me:) Then we spent the day with family and playing at the park. Papa took the kids on a ride in his fire truck and Kayslee always loves that. Now we are back to the normal work week:(

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I did it!

Who ever thought picking out a double stroller would be so hard. So this is the one I picked out so I can start to work out again. I have a treadmill in my house but that is boring. I like to get out doors. So last night I did... I went running. The kids loved it. Madalynn fell asleep and Kayslee pointed out all the lights and the moon over and over again. Man is running a big stress reliever.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Trip to Utah

This past week I headed up to Huntsville Utah with my mom to my favorite aunts house/farm. We had a blast milking and feeding the goats, and going to go collect the eggs every day. While we were up there my cousin Jenny had her baby shower as she is expecting a baby boy December 1. At her baby shower I saw a lot more of my cousins. I love being with family and being up in Utah. (I want to move up there only until it starts to snow) Kayslee just ran around free and wild. Madalynn just slept most the time. I had a 2nd cousin Shyanne who I just love to death. She watched and played with my girls the whole week. We were sad to leave her.

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Trip to Utah 2008

I think this will have to do cause I can't get the other to work. SO I hope you can see how much fun this trip was by clicking on the link above

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Nice Day!

Yesterday we drove out to a wedding reception for April and David Bourn out in Boulder City. Wow did we have fun. It was such a relaxing day to be able to mingle with friends in such a beautiful environment. There were big horn sheep wondering around the park all day long. Madalynn took good long naps and Kayslee and her dad played Volleyball and on the play ground and look at the big horn sheep. Kayslee wanted to run and go jump on them. What a fun day.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My Brother Jimmy!

The Consulate selected Jim to be the "face of the Consulate". I miss my brother sooooo much and am so proud of him in all he does. I am lucky though to have him go to all these great places cause then I get to travel amd have a place to stay for free.
In 2005 I went to Brazil to see him
In 2006 I went to Washington DC to see him
Then this past Feb I went to China to see him. This is us at the Forbidden City
Lets not forget in 2000 my brother and I went backpacking in Europe! I love you Jimmy! Here is what the Consulate had to say about him.
Consulate Highlights
Consulate Visa Officer Jim
A Foreign Service Officer since 2003, Jim arrived in Shanghai during the spring of 2007. What he most enjoys about working in China are the friendly people and great food. Jim has also worked in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Washington, DC. Jim speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and Chinese. His hobbies include playing the guitar and cooking.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My Two Girls!

What a chore it is to have two kids pictures taken. I think it took us 2 hours and we still couldn't get any great shots. Kayslee would not work with us, but what do you expect from a 19 month old. Thanks aunt Jamie for the cute outfits!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Madalynn Update and Pictures!

Update on Madalynn and then there are some pictures of an awesome rainbow left behind by the rain on Monday and Kayslee suppose to be watering the flowers instead she’s watering herself.

Well Madalynn has to have surgery. The radiation did not go in or out of the “third kidney.” It has not got any larger but it’s not doing anything. They are going to wait though till she doubles her weight. The estimate time for surgery will be in December. We go back for another ultrasound on November 26th and then to schedule the surgery with Dr. Wang on December 3rd. Other than all that she is doing well. She’s very gassy and fussy but I still love her to death. She now weighs 9 lbs. I will keep you all informed as more information comes available.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Madalynn's Radiation Treatment

Yesterday Madalynn had her radiation treatment done at the Summerlin Hospital to see about her Kidneys. She was a trooper and did very good and the radiation did what it was suppose to do. It went through her blood, into her kidneys, then down into her bladder and then out her catheter. It took four nurses and three tries to hold her down to get in IV in her little foot. I must say that was the hardest part. The catheter didn’t bother her at all. When they did an ultrasound on her, she screamed during that. I think it was the cold jelly and the pressure. But during the main treatment she slept and did great. We find out more and what our next step is on Sept. 11th.