Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Party

This year we hosted a Halloween party at our house. It was so much fun. I decorated the house with colored light bulbs and cobwebs and had scary music playing. Everyone brought a scary treat, we had spider web bean dip, bat (chicken) wings, cobweb brownies, a cauldron with dry ice and more. I'm so mad I forgot to take a picture of all the fun food! Everyone dressed up as a couple. James and I were purple and green grapes. Mary and Casey were a witch and her broom. Dani and Dave were a witch and her cat. Shelley and Kimball were salt and pepper. Jonni and Chris were Nayda Suleman (octuplets mom) and her doctor Dr. Kamrava. Britt and Katies husbands couldn't make it so they came together as the biggest losers (won the costume contest.) Colton came as a biker dude. We played some fun games and we even learned the "Thriller" dance. Yes of course everyone threw a little fit at first about having to learn a dance, but it turned out really funny. The guys were hilarious to watch and I just had to post them dancing. I will probably be killed later but it was worth it! Thanks to everyone that came!!
Thriller Video. You have to love how James' balloons bounce at the end. It just cracks me up!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Saturday we went to the pumpkin patch with the Bates family and let the girls pick out a pumpkin. It was fun I have never been there before. We are definitely making it a family tradition to go every year now. Jaylee was so interested in her pumpkin for the family picture we could not get her to look up at the camera and this is the only one that Sheridyn didn't have her pumpkin right in front of her face! We are a very photogenic family. haha!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Baby Can Whistle

So Jaylee has a new trick she can whistle! I've never heard of a one year old that can whistle it is so funny. Well one of her favorite words is "Dog" but now she has added a whistle at the end. Today I caught it on camera. She was in the fridge and she found a piece of steak and she was teasing our dog Ty with it. She would yell Dog and then hold it out to him and whistle it was so funny. I got a couple of different videos of her doing it so you guys would believe me that she really can whistle.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ty's surgery

ty tore his ACL last month when we were camping. he was just running around chasing squirels and things like he always does and came back limping and couldnt put any pressure on his back left leg. so he had to have surgery to have it fixed. poor baby boy his leg looks horrible.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This weekend we went up to Lagoon with my family. It was so fun to have all of us together! We left Saturday morning at 6 am and drove to Lagoon, Jaylee was sick and threw up most of the way. Her stomach finally settled and she slept the rest of the time in the car. When we got to Lagoon I thought for sure it was going to be a bad day, I was afraid Jaylee was going to be upset all day but she was awesome! She napped most of the day and just chilled in the stroller. Sheridyn thoroughly loved all the rides and Lagoona Beach. James and I took our first ride on "Wicked" and it was crazy! It goes straight up and then straight down and then around and around! It was pretty fun, I love roller coasters! Anyways after a fun long day at Lagoon we decided to go eat at a Chinese restaurant. The girls were both so exhausted they fell asleep in the car on the way there. So we carried them in and they both sleep through dinner. I don't think I've ever seen Sheridyn do something like that. Then we stayed the night at a hotel and woke up that morning and went swimming at the pool and went to the mall. I'm so excited we got new cell phones, James got a Droid 2 and I got the LG Ally. We are both liking them but still going through the learning curve of the smart phones! They are great when you can figure out what buttons to push!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Jaylee's B-day Party

Jaylee's One Year Minnie Mouse Birthday Party!

Jaylee turned one this week and we had family and friends over for a fun Minnie Mouse themed party. We made a cute red/white polka dot cake and everyone wore Mickey and Minnie ears. We played a relay game where we split into 3 teams and had a competition to see what team could do "baby" things the fastest. The first person had to crawl across the lawn to pick up a sippy cup and teddy grahams and the next person had to eat and drink it as fast as they could. Then the third person had to do the "stink bug" crawl to pick up different toys that the next person had to put together then the last person wrapped up a little girl in a blanket and ran to the finish line holding her. It was pretty fun everyone was laughing. We ate pizza and cake. It was a lot of fun. Jaylee was so good the whole night and she looked so cute as a little Minnie Mouse. She got tons of cute clothes and toys and she we got her a cute Minnie Mouse chair. I still can't believe my baby is one! This year has went by so fast. She is the sweetest baby.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The thoughts of a 3 year old

We were sitting outside watching the clouds and this is what our conversation went like today.

Sheridyn: "Mom I want to live with Jesus in the clouds."
Me: "When we get really really old and then we die we get to go live with Jesus."
Sheridyn: "But I want to go live with Jesus now."
Me: "Well you are not really really old so you can't yet."
Sheridyn: (Pause) "I have a good idea, we can go put on really old clothes!"

HAHA How do they come up with this stuff. She is constantly saying fun things I am going to try to be better at documenting them so I can remember this cute stage of her life.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Maurices Splurge Party Invite

Hey Friends! I am having a "splurge" party at Maurices!!

WHEN: Tuesday July 13, 2010
TIME: 9:00 PM
WHERE: Maurices

This is so much fun, we lock the doors of Maurices and have a private party. There are free treats and a free gift bag just for coming and you get 15% off your total purchase. Plus my cute sister Danielle is a manager at Maurices and she is awesome at helping you pick out clothes! Come if you can it will be a fun time!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th of July

We had a great weekend. We went up to our cabin and stayed, it was beautiful. We went down to my Grandma and Grandpa's house that live in Circleville on Saturday and we went to the parade and games. It was so much fun going to a small town parade, there were only a couple of floats it was mostly horses and four-wheelers, but they threw tons of candy and Sheridyn wasn't getting knocked down by any naughty kids to try and get a piece like she does in Cedar. The best part was the fun games that they played afterwards. Sheridyn and Jaylee loved the little kid games and they won some cute prizes. Then on Monday we came back to Cedar and we went to our parade here. That night we had Mary and Casey over and had pizza, roasted marshmallows and watched the fireworks from our deck. We got to celebrate the 4th of July twice this year!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Help me decide

My friend Mary took some new family pictures for me. She did such a great job I can't decide which one I want to print for my wall! I need your help. Please vote for your fav! Mary's blog for her photography is




These are some other cute ones that she took of us. Thank you Mary!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

8 years

James and I just celebrated out 8 year anniversary on Monday June 14. We went the "Killers" movie on Saturday and then on Monday my parents did a fun BBQ for us at their house. James got me some a dozen beautiful red roses. I am so happy I have got to be married to my best friend for 8 years. I knew I loved James the day I met him my Junior year of highschool and we have been unseperable since then. We dated for about 2 and a half years before we were married. I know mushy mushy, but it's true! Love you James!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Name Spelling

I made up a cheer for Sheridyn's name so she could learn to spell it. It's so cute. Here she is singing it.

S - H - ERI - D - Y - N what's that spell Sheridyn!

Jaylee has started to scoot across the floor. It's so funny and she squeals out loud.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Welcome Home Elder Hoyt

Last night James's little brother Jason returned home from his 2 year LDS mission in Mexico. It was so great to see him! He was so funny, he walked off the plane in a sombrero. After tears, hugs and pictures we all went to Golden Corral for dinner. Jason looks great and is doing really good. He only messed up his English a couple times haha. He brought us home some sweet Aviation sunglasses. We have really missed Jason he is the funnest brother in law. We can't wait to hear all of his mission stories and get to spend more time with him!

On Saturday Sheridyn had her dance recital with OnStage. It was so cute!!! Sheridyn loves to dance and she gets so excited to go to class. She was so cute on stage performing she tried so hard to do all the steps. I was so proud of her, she is one of the youngest girls in her group and she wasn't scared and she just got up on the stage like it was nothing to perform in front of all those people. My mom, dad, Danielle and Colton and James's parents all came to watch. Then we all went to Dairy Queen after to celebrate.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I am so blessed to have such a wonderful Mother. I just wanted to say a little bit about how much my Mom means to me. My Mom is a perfect example of the mother I want to be to my kids. She is so selfless, she would do anything for her children. She will also do anything for my Dad, her friends and ward members. She has a beautiful testimony of the Jesus Christ and truly follows his example. Now that I am a Mom I am starting to realize just how much she has really done for me. She is always there for me if I need help with the girls and she is always more than happy to watch them for me. Sheridyn adores her and you can already tell that she is one of Jaylee's favorite people. I am so happy my kids have such a wonderful Grandma that loves to spend time with them and love them. She is the perfect shopping partner, my favorite person to talk to about anything, my coke buddy and even my friends love her and love to hang out with her. I am so lucky to call my mom my best friend, I really don't know what I would do without her. Thank you Mom!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


We had so much fun at Disneyland! We went to California for 5 days. I was really dreading the drive all the way from Utah to Cali but the girls were great. We left at 4 in the morning on Wednesday so that they would sleep most of the trip there. Thursday and Friday we went to Disneyland and had a blast. Sheridyn loved seeing all the characters and dressing up as Cinderella. I have never had Sheridyn so tired that she was asking to go have a nap! Jaylee was the perfect baby and loved going on the rides. Saturday we went to Huntington Beach and played in the sand. Sheridyn loved the ocean and looking for seashells. Then Sunday morning we went back to Disneyland for a couple hours before we headed home. It was the perfect time to go we walked on almost every ride and didn't have to wait in a huge line to see Mickey and Minnie. We really had a great vacation.
Everyone loved these cute Minnie Mouse ears! We got compliments everywhere that they wore them.