Sunday, November 23, 2008


Here ya go Stacie ;)

8 TV shows I watch
(With sports and kid shows on daily, I seldom watch "my" shows, but these are the ones I like :)
1. Dancing with the Stars
2. Grey's Anatomy (although they have a "new" couple this season that totally sickens me, so trying to not watch it anymore)
3. So You Think you Can Dance
4. American Idol
5. 10 years younger
6. Justin's trying to get me into the Mentalist
7. John and Kate plus 8
8. The Office

8 Things I remember about yesterday.
1. I prepared my talk for church
2. My house was clean
3. Both my kids took a nap.
4. I got a short nap too.
5. We went to the EA basketball game
6. Kids were spoiled with popcorn and soda
7. Kaybri had a seizure on the way home (short and came out of it good)
8. Justin and I watched a movie

8 Places I like to eat
1. Carrabbas
2. Panda Express
3. Chick-fil-A
4. La Casita/Casa Manana
5. Cracker Barrel
6. Cafe Rio
7. PF Changs/Pei Wei
8. my mom's home cooked meals

8 things I look forward to
1. Thanksgiving and all the yummy food and good company
2. Getting to visit family
3. Justin's days off
4. Christmas, my most favorite holiday and time of year
5. Waking up everyday and seeing my kids laugh and be happy
6. summer vacations
7. being totally moved in, decorations up, etc.
8. the temple being built in our area

8 things on my wish list
1. For Justin and I to live a long, healthy, happy life, and die at the same time
2. To travel the world
3. For Kaybri to get better
4. For my kids to grow up to have a testimony of the church, enjoy life, and be healthy
5. That our house in Utah would get rented, or sell would even be better
6. To be totally debt free and have lots in savings
7. For our food storage to be complete
8. That there was more shopping and fun things to go out and do in this small town--(which I love, know, we need some more spice!)

I TAG ANYONE who is bored and feels like doing this!

Friday, November 21, 2008

October Overload!

October was definitely the month for birthdays! My mom, dad, and Jarom and Mel's family came down one weekend and we decided to celebrate the birthdays for the month, which included Tristan, Paxton, me, and my dad. Let's face it though, the party was all about Pax! He turned 2 and he is the cutest, funnest little boy I know!
Some fun facts about him:

*Total obsession with being with his dad lately. He wants to go everywhere Justin goes, and often begs me to take him to go see dad at work.
*He loves trucks. He hates if he has to ride in a car if a truck is available. When he sees a truck he always says, "Daddy's truck" or "Cowy's (uncle cory) truck", followed by a very dramatic "Vroom vrooom!" This is also true for motorcycles, but followed with a "Tristan...vroom vroom"
*He has become a little bit of a bully, although I think he might be improving some as of late. He was constantly hitting or pushing someone for awhile though.
*Instead of walking or running, he gallops.
*He loves his sister and thinks everything she does is super cool.
*He learns new things everyday. The pronunciation of a lot of words still isn't that clear, but he is trying to put words into sentences.
* Some of my favorite words/sayings from him, "cool man!", "peace", "i love you", "hot dog" (from Mickey Mouse), "where's Kaybri" and "cuute" (haha, I think we tell Kaybri that too much)
*Although he is all boy and rough and tough, he is pretty tender-hearted and can get his feelings hurt much more than what we're used to with Kaybri. He gives great hugs that almost knock you over and kisses that usually HAVE to be on the lips. He is infatuated with babies, and has been for some time now, it's a good thing Joni had a baby! "I hold her" is another favorite line.

I don't know what was up with my camera that day, but almost all of the pictures I took turned out blurry. bummer!

Poor Lydi was traumatized that we were hitting Elmo, especially after he was decapitated. She kept saying, "Oh no, Elmo's broken."

If you remember from last year, Paxton burned his finger on his birthday candle. He is a year older now and much wiser I guess, because he didn't want to get too close to the candle this year. He did blow it out, but it took some coaxing (and some help from the wind).

The next day we all went to county fair. The kids loved the animals. Again my camera was retarded and all the pictures I took inside the exhibit buildings didn't turn out. Kaybri entered some art work into the fair with her class from preschool; we never found it, but it was sent home with her later and we saw that she won 2 red ribbons and earned $4! Good job Kaybri. Her teacher tells us that she loves to paint, probably because she never gets to at home. I guess I need to do more of that, I just hate what a mess it makes.

Who needs a double stroller, when you have a nice sister that lets you sit on top of her!? We also let the kids go on a ride before we headed home. We were going to put all the kids on this little train, but we ran into this sign......

The guy that was running the ride came over and said that Lydi and Pax needed an adult with them. We said they were 2 and then I took Pax over to the sign to measure him. He was just at the 36" mark. I didn't notice at first, but he was tippy-toeing on one foot because I had pushed his back up against the sign. My mom, Joni, Mel and everyone started giggling about it and pointing at him. For some reason this didn't settle well with the carny and he said that Pax couldn't go still. He let Kaybri and Lydi (who looks the same height, especially with Pax's fro) go and even a little girl that was WAY shorter than Paxton. The guy was kinda rude and Paxton was sad and didn't understand why he didn't get to go on the ride too, so we took him on a cooler ride- a race car! He loved it, even through the rain!

Another cool thing happened in October, Joni had her baby!! yay! We were so excited to meet little Trista. She is such a doll.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Mel, Steph, and I threw a baby shower for my sister, Joni. Here she is at 7 1/2 months along.

Joni and the momsJoni and the sisters

Vince's sister passed away, so everyone headed to Mesa to meet up to go to the funeral. Look at all those grandkids! I think that's everyone except April.
I didn't take too many pictures, I guess that's enough for September.


This is really embarrassing that I'm so far behind I never finished posting about things that happened in August, but oh well, I couldn't just pick up from where we are now and act like all this stuff didn't happen.

Kaybri started preschool again. She has the same teacher from last year and from the smile she has every time she gets on the bus, we assume she likes school...or at least the bus.

We also had a Hatch cousin reunion. Almost everyone made it. We rented a cabin in Show Low and it was a blast! Most of the kids stayed home, except babies and Kaybri(she had a doctor appointment the next day in Phx). I can't wait to do it again.

Then we went to Animas to pick up our little Pax. He has had lots of Papa and Grammie time this year; they have taken him several times for a week or so at a time. Hopefully when Kaybri's seizures get more stable she can take a turn too.

One of Paxton's last night in a crib, he is now in a big boy bed. I guess Kaybri couldn't sleep and needed to twirl someones hair :)

Time to Update!

Sorry to leave everyone hanging after kinda a depressing post. We are all totally good, just super busy. We recently just moved...again. After a few scary encounters with the renters in front of our house and some major plumbing problems because of them, we pretty much had no choice but to move. We/I hadn't anticipated staying in that apartment as long as we did, so there wasn't any complaining! Cory and Dawn let us stay with them for a couple of weeks until we found a place to rent. They have helped us out sooo much; we owe them big. The beginning of November we were able to get into our new house, and we are loving it! We went from pretty much a one bedroom to a 5 bedroom. We didn't want that big of a place, but it totally fell into place. In the meantime we have been trying to get Justin's dad's house fixed, cleaned and rented while he helps us get our house in Utah rented. Thanks to a lot of family help we are getting settled.