Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jonas Brothers Worthy

My beautiful nieces, Whitney and Sadi, entered a contest to win a Jonas Brothers Guitar. Here is their adorable video! Please comment on it at Youtube for them,just click on the video and it will bring up the video on Youtube in a new window. You can comment there! I would love them to win!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

** 4th of July! **

I promised I would let you all know about our fun trip to Washington D.C.
We met my cousin Jon, his wife Jenny and their three AMAZING kids, Kayla, Sadie and David. They came to celebrate Jenny's graduation from A.S.U. and Kayla's High School graduation! Kayla has also earned a FULL ride scholarship to A.S.U. Let me tell you she is one smart cookie!
Sadie, is 12 and what an adorable sweetheart! She was funny and cuddly! I loved it since I don't seem to get much of that from my girls any more. I guess they are getting too old...sniff,--- somebody get me the WHAA-BULANCE!
Then there was ADORABLE David! We bonded pretty quickly and I was ready to snatch him away from his family! Unfortunately he is pretty attached to his mom and refused to go!
We drove down EARLY July 4,2009 (can you say 5 in the morning?).
Finding a parking spot was pretty hard, but we were able to find a spot and meet up with Jon and Jenny fairly quickly! It was like we were old friends and had just seen them, rather than not seeing them for years. I think the last time I had seen either Jon or Jenny was at Uncle Jim's funeral.
We found a spot on "The Mall" to watch the fireworks. We had to "stake out our spot" early or we would NEVER have found a spot!We took a little extra room so when we needed to "move over" for someone else we would still have space! Smart huh?

Sad note: we had someone stand up beside us and start filming the fireworks, the people behind him started yelling at him to "SIT DOWN!" then the Bad Words came! So I being the quiet one I am turned around and asked them to stop saying the nasty words because we have small kids(I promise I was nice)...then turned to the stand up guy and asked him nicely to sit down, because no one could see behind him. He suggested they stand up but I explained how unfair that would be because then someone else couldn't see and so on. He sat down reluctantly...and the people behind me were grateful.
One question. Couldn't they have done the same thing and just asked him nicely? Doesn't honey catch more flies...? Or is it Bees? HmmmAfter a long day of sight seeing we headed back to the Hotels.
We had plans to meet up for church at the Ward by the Temple.
I have always wanted to attend church there!
It was so nice!
Some of us strolled and some of us drove to the Temple after church.

The Visitors Center is open (I don't know why that seems strange to me)
It was fun to see the new Joseph Smith Movie. We got some fun pictures around the V.C. and then headed out.
Here are our two Families
Rick, Danielle, Taylor, Lorri, David, Jenny, Sadie, Kayla and Jon Chandler.
I don't know if it was to Jon and Jenny's delight or disappointment, but the girls and I begged Rick to stay another night.
He gave in but I think he really wanted to. The next morning the Chandlers had an appointment at the Spy Museum and we were able to get tickets to the Holocaust Museum. That was really Amazing. We learned a lot and could have stayed there longer but had plans to meet up with Jon and Jenny again.
Kayla, Taylor and Sadie.
After lunch and a few more sights we drug ourselves to their hotel.
We were hoping the kids could get a little swim time in.
THEY DID! Do I dare say that was the most fun they had?
After a light dinner, THANKS JON, we headed home!
I was so happy we had the time we did with them!
I Love MY family and I enjoy spending time with them!
Thank you Jon and Jenny for letting us Crash your Vacation!

David going for the fountain. No, he didn't splash in it!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Jake and Arli!

Jake and Arli
have been
married 6 months!

They are the most beautiful couple!!!!

As I sit here posting this Kenny Chesney's amazing song Don't Blink is playing. I have always loved this song, but holy cow does it make more sense to me today more than ever!

Sorry Arli, I think I blinked!

I have only one request...

Come live with me!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Coolest Boy EVER! Austin!!!

Look at you go!
We are so Proud of you and all you do!
Heavenly Father is proud of you too!
By The Way. . .

Happy Birthday Cutie!

We love you Austin!

Auntie Lorri!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Tiffany!

My Dear sweet babysister!
Happy Birthday!
Oh I am the sorriest of sisters, I love this girl so much and I barely get a post about her
and her lovely smile, let alone on her birth day but days later...
At least I remembered!
Tiff, you have the brightest smile and such a
bouncy personality!
People know where they stand with you...
but you are forgiving none the less and no matter what have all our backs!
I cant let everyone know your age because I am not good with math...
lets see, I was 10 when you were born
and I am almost 44 now soooo.... :~P
I love you! You are a great sister!

Monday, July 20, 2009

My Tiffany!

I owe Tiffany a good post for her birthday!
I promise it will be here later today...
What a bad sister to be so behind on her birthday!
Happy Birthday Yesterday!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Birthday! He's 40?

Believe it or not my baby brother is "30" again this year!
Truthfully, I cannot tell a lie...
he is 40!
Actually, if you look at him he really looks 30!
He has sure aged well!
I love you Len!
You have been nothing but a great brother and a
super uncle to my children!

We LOVE you!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Monday was the day for the answer of the test...Will I become a teacher?
Nothing came Monday and my day soon turned into a
in the Pit of my stomach!
Early Tuesday morning I was pulled from my sweet dreamland (no test there!) by Taylor,
We are going to the beach today (or in Jersey terms
"DOWN THE SHORE") so I thought she was anxious to get going. . .
"Mom you need to come down here!"
(OHHH, You Tube how I curse you!)
(one small problem I need a job! have you got one laying around?)
To pass for NJ, you need 141 to pass.
To pass for Idaho, you need 143 to pass.
To pass for Utah, you need 150 to pass.
Drum roll please
And MY score is..................
1 5 6!
Oh by the way...
It is still cute Kelci's Birthday today so go to the next post
and celebrate with her!!!

Happy Birthday Kelci!


One year ago today you entered this world!

Such a beautiful girl!
Happy, Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Caison!

Love ya!

Could you be any cuter?

Your so super! Wish we could be there on your 2nd birthday!

Blow out your Candles!


Auntie Lorri, Uncle RIck, David, Jake, Arli, Danielle and Taylor! xoxoxo

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Kali!

Happy Birthday Beautiful Baby!
Isn't 1 so much fun?
Auntie Lorri LOVES you!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Good Evening!

I am learning a little about myself! I have become a blog stalker! There are blogs about hints and tips. They help my with my food storage. I have found amazing crafts (someday I will do them again) on the Mormon Mommies blog
I love the Mommy's Kitchen I drool on every word! I love the ones that give youstep by step like this one, Kaitlin in the Kitchen! Rookie Cookie has quiet a talent along with Picky Palate.
One I enjoy is Cheat Day Cafe, she is not afraid to try to cook healthy but loves to cheat! YEA!Give me some of your favorite blogs! I love all kinds of ideas! Reading blogs would be fun, it is summer and reading belongs to summer, dont you agree?

Dont worry if I didnt mention you...I still stalk you! The more you write the more I stalk! Kind of my little way of saying I am creepy, but I care!! (ok that is what Taylor thinks!)

Of course since I am 3 hours earlier than most I patently wait for your updates!
COME on GUYS fill me in!

Taylor and I went to the beach with her friend Chealsey and her mother Cindy! What a super family! Unfortunatly...NO CAMERA! but the weather was out of this WORLD!
A beautiful cool breeze blew over us. We laid on the sand and sunned our older but still beautiful bodies (hers is great...mine on the other hand use your amazing imaginations)
Everyone left with a small amount of color! You guesses it Call me Lobster!
I love ya! I miss my friends far and wide. YOur extended family means alot!