Friday, December 26, 2008

Business Launched- Need Your Help

Hello All my fellow bloggers. I would like to ask of some assistance. Matthew and I have just launched our Web Hosting Search Engine. Because of the economic crisis, helping where it is free is an easy way to help those in need. We need some help with 2 things. Link building and just word of mouth.

The way to do this is:
1.) Put a link to our website on your own blog or website using the keywords Web Hosting. This helps us rank higher in the search engines. The more links we have, the closer to #1 we get!

2.) Mention the website to anyone you know who needs to make a website, or has a website and is looking for a way to save money on hosting. It's a free service.

It's called - The Ultimate Web Hosting Search Engine -

Matthew and I are so excited about this project and to see it finally finished. We have full belief that it will be a household tool to be used amoung web designers and well, anyone that needs a website. We just need to start getting the word out. So if you have the time can you please give a shout out for us by copying and pasting this post! That would be awesome if you could help us out. Thanks for all your love and support.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Kathryn verses Rudolph


Monday, December 22, 2008

Bathroom, Damiens Party and A few cute pictures

Ok So I have said Kathryn likes to get into things but this is just so funny. I usually keep the bathroom door closed for the obvious reasons but when I'm in there I let her come in there with me. but I can't always stop her from opening some of the cupboards. And this is what I come into when I don't pay that much attention to her when she's in the cupboards.

My sister Melissa's little boy Damien turned 4 the first week of December. He had a big birthday party at the park by my sisters house. It was fun and Kathryn got to play in the grass. It was such nice grass. Matt even rolled around in it. Here are a few of the party!

Here is my 3 neices and nephew that all are now 4 years old. Mandy, Damien, and Rory.

This is a little dress I got from Rachel. Isn't Kathryn such a darling. I got pictures of her in her new Christmas Dress that I'll post later but I just love how this one brings out how blonde and beautiful her chubby face is!

Sniffy Face

So Kathryn has been doing this sniffy face for awhile now. Its so cute when she does it. And its even funner when I can get her to start mimicing me. or vice versa. I have told others about it and when they try to get her to do it she doesn't. it's hilarious if you ever get a chance to see it.
Oh yeah I think she finally knows who her mom and dad are. I can tell she clings to me a little more and will come to me more. Its nice to have her love me back now.
She's not a very cuddly baby and the other day she actually let me hold her and rock her. It was so nice. She usually doesn't like to sit still for any amount of time. So this was unsual.
Her two top teeth came out on the 20th. I remembered to write this down this time. So I have the right date for sure. Its fun to see my little girl getting so much bigger and growing up right before our eyes. I know she'll be walking right beside me in no time.
I love it! Being a mom is the best job ever!

i just love this picture. Shows how blue her eyes really are!

So I got video of it because she wouldn't do it for anyone else. ENJOY!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving and other Exciting News

Isn't Kathryn the Cutest little baby ever!

We had a great Thanksgiving this year with my family. We usually have traveled to Snowflake after my parents afternoon dinner but this year we didn't go. Mostly because we just were up there a couple weeks ago for John and Micah's reception. But it was so nice to have a long weekend at home.

Anyway, Thanksgiving day was great. I got to make the mashed potatoes and I even peeled all the potatoes and put butter, cream cheese and sourcream in it. And a few grilled onions. I got the somewhat recipe from Barbara, Matt's cousin. I think they turned out great. And I made my Pumpkin CheeseCake as well. Gotta do that!

We had a great dinner and before everyone got there we played Blockus with my mom and dad. It was a fun game. I 'm glad we made that purchase. I think our family should start a new tradition of playing lots of games before and after Thanksgiving.

After Dinner we came home and took really long naps. Even Kathryn let us take naps.

Matt worked on the website most of Friday and Saturday. But IT IS FINALLY FINISHED AND WE CAN START SENDING OUT INVITATIONS TO HOSTING COMPANIES. I'm so excited to get this rolling and start earning the income that it will bring in. Hopefully it will be enough to get us on our own ie out of grannys house!!!

We put up the Christmas Tree and lights that weekend. I watched Rachel's Kids and they liked helping me with the lights. Paige liked the big puddle in the back that hadn't gone away from the big rain the other night.

I Love Christmas and everything about it. I just need to get Matthew into the christmas spirit. He's my little humbug that doesn't like christmas music or getting gifts. Well to bad dear your going to get some fun gifts!! he he he

And some more exciting news of the family, my older sister Melissa got married on the 3rd after being engaged for 4 years. it was out of the blue sort of. Stefan called her up on his way home from work and said we're getting married get dressed and call the girls. So they went and got the license and tried to find a judge. They called my parents and luckily they did as they were the witnesses or it wouldn't have worked. Melissa said it was a great feeling standing there with her girls and Damien hugging her getting married to the man she loves. When I found out I told them they had to come over for Wedding cake. So they did and I made a heart cake and frosted it. And they did the traditional cake in the face. It was hilarious. Sorry but Stefan won that one fair and square.

Congratulations Melissa and Stefan Welcome to the family Stefan! Complete again. 5 brothers in law, I've always wanted brothers and now I got 5 of them.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Milestones for Kathryn

So I should have posted this earlier as now I might have the day wrong.

Kathryn got her first tooth October 16th. I saw it under her gums that week and it finally broke through on that Thursday. So she's got this lonely tooth that she eats her animal crackers with!

She had her 9 month appointment too.

9 Month Stats

20 lbs 1 oz 50-75%

28 inches long 50-75%

She's getting so big. Getting in to things. We have a filing cabinet that is her favorite thing to pull out all my files!! I've got to find a way to keep that closed. Also she's learned to open most of the cupboards. She especially likes the ones in the bathroom cause they have knobs on them to pull open. One of the cupboards in the bathroom I don't mind cause there is like 5 things in it that can't hurt her. Just velcro hair curlers.

But being as healthy as ever at her appointment. the next day she came down with a cough and I took her in a week later. She's been on some breathing treatments for the last few days and will continue for the rest of the week and then at the follow up appointment found out she has ear infections in both ears. So know we're on some antibiotics to clear that up as well.

She slept all through the night last night for the first time in a long time.

Maybe her ears have been bothering her and I just couldn't tell.

I can't wait for the holidays to see her face at all the pretty christmas lights. I'm not sure what I"ll do for my christmas tree this year. we'll see!

I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!! Christmas is my favorite to decorate for! I collect Nativities, so they're everywhere in my house! I'll post pictures of what I do this year in the new house. And with a baby. Can't put the glass things on the ground.

Well this is enough. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!
Her First KISS, Gross Kissing Cousins!!!
ha ha Looks like this took my baby by suprise, Jessica you might have to watch out when Kash is older. He'll be the ladies man for sure

Friday, November 21, 2008

Captured Miracles at the Winter Holiday Marketplace

So some of you may remember that my friend Helen Robson is a photographer and did a photo shoot that had Kathryn in it. The prints are finally ready come Thanksgiving.

Captured Miracles is having a booth at the Winter Holiday Marketplace November 22 at the Mesa Convention Center.

Check out this website for more details and a link to the actual site for the festival.

If you go, sign up for the raffle at Captured Miracles for a chance to win one of the pictures. You can choose from any of the collection if you win! They are amazing pictures. You can go to just to see more of the collection.

Here is the entertainment Schedule for the event with Santa and Cinderella:

11:30 Musical performance by Instant Hobo
12:30 Storytime with Santa
1:30 Storytime With Cinderella
2:30 Musical performance by Instant Hobo
3:30 Storytime with Santa
4:30 Storytime With Cinderella

I hope you can all come and enjoy the beginnings of a great season!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Missing old Friends from Highland High School

Hey all that graduated from Highland from 99-02 I just saw this on Amber Ferrell Palmer's blog and thought I'd let some of my friends know about it as well. aka DaNelle, Shelby, Amber, and Cindy.

This would be fun to get together anyway during the holidays.

check out this blog if you want to know more about it.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Halloween with Pirates

So I'm kind of late for a halloween post but I've had wedding stuff to think about still. We went to a reception up in Snowflake this last weekend or I might have gotten this in.

Well the Pirate's Cove was not a big a hit as I thought. We had hardly anyone stop by. It was awesome though. Even though I couldn't see out my front windows or door for a few weeks it was fun to help put up and dress like a pirate.

Kathryn had a lot of fun. She wasn't a pirate for halloween, she was my little angel but she had some fun before hand with the pirates that took over our front room.

She had her first sucker this halloween. She liked it some but gave up before to long.

My little Kathryn with her cousins, Rory the Hula Dancer and Paige the Witches Brew

Matt made this for a co worker. To much fun!

I love this holiday except for the fact I always by to much candy and now I don't know what to do with it all. Anyone need some candy???

Thursday, October 30, 2008

John and Micah's Weekend

Matts younger brother John got married October 25th. That meant lots of family in town! It was great to have all of Matt's brothers and Sisters here for the event. Even thought not all the in-laws came and kids it was great to have the family together. They all started arriving on Wednesday last week. Jolene and her son Devin stayed with us and were the first to arrive with Granny Allen.

She stayed with her son Ben that lives behind us. Matt's dad Mick, came that night as well. Brian and family came in Wednesday night really late and stayed at Johns place for one night.

Ted's flight came in from Kentucky the next morning about 9.

Then we all went on a hike in south Mountain. It was fun and hot and tiring for all the little kiddos. Kathryn was a trooper but we did turn around half way to go sit at the park and wait for the rest. Kathryn fell asleep in the carrier Matt had for her on the way down. She got a sunburn on her big cheeks and chin.

When we got back from the hike, Matt's mom Donna was there with Maryann and then Steve arrived from Arkansas around 4.

That makes everyone there Thursday night. We got the $5 pizzas from Little Ceasars and then who ever wanted to could come to the AMF bowling for John's somewhat bachelor party. That was fun we had all but jolene come and play. Plus we had Uncle Ben come as well. Brian won the second game and I think Matt won the first game. I cam nowhere near winning. I don't think I even broke 100 either game.

On Friday we just ran errands. I went with Donna to get a dress for the wedding. She didn't like the ones she had made. Then that night Jolenes husband Ji came in from New Mexico.

That night was the wedding dinner with both families. John and Micah had it catered from Joes Real BBQ and from Waldos BBQ. They liked the meat better from Waldos and the sides better from Joes. So it was the best of the two best BBQ places in town. Kathryn got to meet one of Micah's little neices. They are only one month apart. THey had fun Friday night and then again on Saturday at the reception.
Saturday was the wedding day. It took place at the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple. It was a great wedding. The sealer did an amazing job. He said two things that I thought were the best advice for any couple.

1. Stay away from Sin, Run away from it

2. Never Neglect your spouse

Afterwards we took some pictures and then ate left over BBQ and played some pool at Ben's house. The Open house was at a previous bishoprics house over on the south side of South Mountain. It was a very lovely home and a beautiful backyard. Kathryn loved eating the rocks. She was the hit of the show, well besides the bride! Micah was beautiful. They looked so happy. After the Open house the rest of Matt's brothers and sisters went to dinner for some Mexican. It was a really nice evening except for my shoes which as soon as I got home took them off and put them in my DI bag.

Jolene and Ji left Saturday night, Steve Flew out on Sunday Morning early, Ted, Maryann and the Parents stayed for church. Ted stayed until Monday Morning. That was fun having him there to visit a little more then just wedding talk. I fixed him Curry and he thought it was great. I had to show him that I can cook cause when we were at his house last fall his wife Hisako showed me up! She is the most amazing cook and its like that every night. No meal is off the cuff.
Overall it was a great weekend. Lots of people in the house and good times.

John and Micah are now on their Honeymoon Cruise to Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. They'll be back this weekend and then they have their Reception in Snowflake the 8th. We'll join them in those festivities as well!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pirates Cove

Come one Come All to the greatest Halloween display in town. The Pirates Cove should not be missed. Here are a couple pictures for a preview.