Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Favorite!

Oh I wish I had said this to mine!
Maybe I will try it on Taylor and Kaitlyn!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011


We are moving to UTAH!
I leave tomorrow to take care of housing,
cars, schools, finish getting my Teaching Certificate and
a job!
I am so sad, we have lived in Jersey for so long!
But I am ready to be closer to my family!
Four hours from Arli and Danie.
10ish hours from my Arizona family!
I can go see my brother in Texas in only 20 something hours!
See this is good for me!
Good for my family!
Let the ADVENTURE begin!!!!
Should I let you all know the big news on my blog or
Let me know! 

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Isn't she just beautiful?  This GREAT niece of mine!!!   

Friday, July 1, 2011

Elder Baby Davie!

Yep, this handsome guy is David all dressed up!
Soon he will trade his bright orange flower for
a name tag.
More specifically 
one from 
The Church of Jesus Christ
Latter-Day Saints.
He is putting in his papers soon.
July 17th soon!
Any guesses where he will go.
He said today he is afraid to go somewhere where the food is weird...
I think he is going somewhere where the food is weird! 
I know the Lord is going to test him!  
~snicker again!~
We are so proud of him!
It has been a long road, but he is is all good!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rick has ESPN!

This morning Rick woke up and asked me if I was working at
Chittick Elementary

(Elementary School my sweet children went to in N.J.)
I told him I didnt have a job,
(I didnt want one really, just being lazy you know...I didnt tell Rick though!!)
I was hoping it was too late for him to get me a job!
(Once again just being lazy!)
I guess 6:30 isnt too late...
Some how he knew at 6:25 in his state of still sleepiness that I was going to work at
I swear sometimes he has ESPN!!!
(Referance to Mean Girls!)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Day Off!

I woke up this morning to no job.
Rick thought I was babysitting today for a's really on Friday.
I thought he wasn't able to get me a job today.   Oh yeah!
He came up to find out what time I had to babysit, needless to say it was a "oh crap" moment for him...
and a "OH JOY" moment for me!

It has been a long week for me, even tho it's only Wednesday!
Needless to say it was a much needed day off.
Whit came over and went to Sam's Club with me.
We shared a slurpee, yes I said shared...the Sam's Club ones are too big to slurp by yourself!
It was fun to hang out with Whit, we don't get to often enough!
Best part of this whole mix-up?
I get to do it all over again on Friday with Miriam!
( notice I used the word needless or needed an awful lot in this post...interesting)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day 
to all the dear Mothers in my life!
Thanks for your great examples.
I love that I have so many examples to teach me
how to be a better mother!


I believe you have seen this picture of my mother and four of her six children.
The other two came soon after.
Mom didn't like her picture taken so we have rare family pictures!
I cant believe it has been 10 years since I lost my mom, and I miss her every day!
But thankfully I have many memories of her and her great example as a mother!

I hope all of you will enjoy your special day and remember to show lots of LOVE to your
Mother...You will never regret it!

Love you Mom!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tan the Man!

Happy Birthday, Tanner!!!

Your a great guy!
Look how handsome you are!!!
I love you and I am so proud of you!
Happy Birthday!

Friday, April 29, 2011

A Princess!

I want to be a Princess!
If only in my own home!

royal wedding dress sarah burton
So for Mother's Day make me A Princess!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Day!

It was a sunny, warm day! 
And I was still feeling down! 
I thought I would change up my blog, maybe give me some upness
(I know it isnt a word....but who cares today?)
but I couldnt get it to work right!
it was cute for a minute then I messed it up again!
So look for things to make me happy,
Taylor to do well in her Track meet tomorrow!
Me to fix my Blog so it looks BEAUTIful!
Danie to have a great semester!
A fairy to come to my house and seriously clean it so we can put it on the market..........................AGAIN!
Rick to get lots of Jobs!
David to continue to work!
Arli to finally finish school! 2 semesters aint bad!
Could that be making me feel a little down?
Our house on the market again.....
I hope is sells this time, it is depressing!
Oh well, I hate to Vent but that is what a blog is for sometimes!
I am greatful for
A friend who will listen to me whine and love me anyway!
Lorri Rae!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Shelley!!

Today is my Sister-in-Law Shelley's Birthday!
Because she is a lady, and I don't want to get into trouble we wont talk about age!
It doesn't matter anyway...she looks 16!
Shelley is one of the nicest people I know!
Beautiful, sweet, charitable, a terrific mom and wonderful friend!
I wish we lived near her so we could spend more time together!
Happy Birthday, Shel!
I love you!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

More On Track Meets

Taylor had a track meet on Saturday... It was a cold and windy day!
She better love me for sitting there freezing my patooties off!!
She ran one of the races as a Varsity.
3 relays.
2 medals.
4 X 400 meter,  1st Place!
4 X 200 meter, 2nd Place!
4 X 100 meter Varsity Hurdles, 6th Place! 
So proud of you Taylor!
Go EB!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Bit of This and That

The Festival of Colors
in Utah...
I know WEIRD Right?!
I asked Dave if he ever went when he lived there.
He said he didn't because he didn't want to go with a bunch of dudes!
He had to have a girl with him!
He never had the chance!
It is a Hindu Holiday. A celebration of Spring!
You buy bags of powdered color and toss it!
How fun! How messy!  How crazy!
Maybe someday I will go,
I hope I get the chance!

I was a bit afraid to purchase the Nook
for fear I would
waste my money on 'books'
and not read them.
I am happy to say that I have already read
2 books and I have started on my 3rd since I bought it, which is nice
because I have now improved my
books read average.
(Remember my resolution to read more?)

Today I saw a little girl who is in one of the classes
I sub for.
She is a tough one  in class!
(to put it mildly!)
Did I mention she is in kindergarten?
I had Whitney's kids with me at the supermarket
and I notice some random little girl sticking her tongue out at sweet
little Desi!
I turn to look and it is said little girl!!!
I gave her a dirty look and when she noticed it was me
she looked scared!
Remember, subs are mean!

 Conference was GREAT!
I love conference weekend!
The weather was finally nice!

Taylor went out with her friends today.
She has one that drives...
That means she is growing up and I am getting OLD!
But I am glad I don't have to drive her as often!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Nikki!!

Happy Birthday Nikki!!
We love and Miss you
Tons and Tons! 
You are soo beautiful, Inside and OUT!
I love your sweet spirit and many talents!
I am so proud of you
You are a great example to all
those around YOU!
 I am a better person just because I know you!
LOVE, Auntie Lorri!
PS I know these are older pictures but I could resist how cute you look!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I am reading this

I am reading,

I like this book.
I don't love some of the language...
or some of the things they talk about.
But I like the story.
Taylor is supposed to read this book next year.
Can anyone get me a G-rated version?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

End of Basketball, Begining of Track!

Basketball season just ended!
Ya for Taylor she is AMAZING!
We loved watching her and her teammates play! 
Even though we are exhausted from watching 3 games a week!
Taylor isnt exhausted at all...just cuz she played 3 a week!
Great Job Bears!!!

Good luck in Track, Taylor!
One of 4 Freshman...little miss sprinter!
Love ya! 

Monday, March 14, 2011

And The Winner Is................

This Puppy is mine! 
The Nook!
I am so happy to have it!
Thanks Rick!!
              love, Lorri

PS Thanks Taylor for setting It up for me!  Never would have figured it out!!! xoxo

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Amanda!!!

Happy Birthday!  Amanda Tinney  You are so  blesssed!!!
Two wonderful little boys!
A Hilarous Dad!
And a smart alec Mother!!!
(ps she is beautiful too!

But for you!
Here is how I see your blessings!!!
Two beautiful boys................
and they are real boys!
I dont like fake boys!
You are a good mama!
You work hard to earn money for your family!
They need you and you  need them!
Tytan with Auntie Sam.................So Beautiful!

Ethan Riding a Horse!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Just Finished

I just finished another book today!
Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke
it's a mystery novel that isnt too tough to digest
(no pun intended).
Sometimes I need an easy read.
I think I finished 4 books this year...maybe 5?
Not as many books as I wanted.
Oh well, what can a girl do?
I think I will still buy a Kindle or a Nook.
I am still deciding.

Do you have one?
Let me know what you have and how well you like it!
Until then I am off to start another  book.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Cousins

My sweet cousin Brad and his BEAUTIFUL wife Dawnette
are looking for a new baby to adopt!
They have a wonderful little guy named Devon
(and he is adorable I might add!)
but would love to add to their family!
This is from their profile...
We are the luckiest family to have been not only blessed with our adorable son, but also his wonderful birthmom who will always be apart of our lives.  
"We may not have it all ToGeThEr, but TOGETHER we have it all!"
Dear Friends,
There is something that is so very dear to us, and that is Family. We feel that families are such a blessing in our life. To be surrounded by people who love you, and want what is best for you. We hope and pray that as you are making this important and difficult decision in your lives, people who love and want the best for you and your child will surround you! Thank you for your selflessness, your strength, and your courage. In this letter we want to share a little about ourselves, hoping that in some way you will be able to know who we are.
A little about Devin
I am a very active 3 year old that keeps my mom and dad busy all the time! One of my favorite things right now in life is "Cowboys", I love everything about them and even have my own saddle to go along with my boots, spurs, chaps & vest, hat, and belt with daddy's belt buckle. Being a Cowboy is not my only passion; I also love to play sports, ride my bike, listen to "the chicks dig it" song, eat candy, watch TV and movies, and play with my fifty+ cousins. I am a happy go lucky boy, but I have my stubborn side too! I am a lucky little guy, not only do I have my great daddy and mommy but I have the sweetest birthmom and family that I share my life with too and love them so much. The only way life could get better is to be a big brother.
A little about Dawnett
I am from a family of 5, 1 brother and 1 sister, both older than me. When I was growing up, I spent most of my time playing with my brother, sister, and friends. We spent a great deal of time out in my grandpa’s horse pasture making forts, and letting the family duck chase us while nipping at our heels. I loved to use my imagination and make my own fun like playing house, school, & dentist office with my brother and sister or my dolls. Some of my hobbies growing up were swimming, & tap/ballet dancing. I loved to dance and was in dance classes until middle school, and I could swim for hours and hours at a time. My parents often told me that if I did not get out of the water, that I would turn into a fish! One of my favorite memories during my youth was vacationing with my family. My grandpa was a national park ranger, so we got to enjoy and visit Yellowstone, Arches, and Mesa Verde national parks, where he worked for many years. We also got to travel to fifteen of the fifty states. I loved my childhood and have great memories of it. I owe my wonderful upbringing to my loving parents, who provided me with every opportunity to learn and grow.
A little about Brad
I am number 9 in a family of 11 kids; 3 girls and 8 boys. Growing up in a large family provided many opportunities and events not experienced by most families. Work was a big part of our lives. From my earliest years I remember going to clean office buildings with the family each night. I learned at a young age how to work hard and to help others. We lived on 4 acres and had horses, cows, chickens, goats, rabbits, dogs, and other types of animals at one time or another. We created our own adventures within these 4 acres and amongst the animals. Throughout college I worked in the computer networking and management field and continue that line of work to this day. I am a bit unusual in that I do not have one love or hobby, and cannot really be classified as one type of person. I am a rollerblading, computer fixing, cowboy which all have their stereotype and I fit none of them yet I do it all. There is one classification I love more than anything and that is Dad!
How we met
One of Brad’s niece’s was attending beauty school with me, and one day came up to me and said “I want to line you up with my uncle”. I was 18 at the time and my first thought was this girl is crazy; I am not going out with her 40 year old uncle. She quickly informed me that he had just gotten home from his mission, so I was a little relieved. I agreed to go on the date only if she and a friend would go with. So we went on our first date to the local county fair in 1997. We were both really shy, but we had a lot of fun. Brad lived 6 hours away, so that was our only date. He did try to call me again when he was in town, but I was not home. His niece and I stayed friends, and she was not going to give up until I became her aunt. We were married in 2000. It was the most wonderful day of our lives and we have been each other’s best friends ever since.
Our lives together
We love spending time together as a family. We love being parents to our adorable son Devin; he is such a joy and blessing in our lives. We are so grateful for his birthmom; for her placing him in our arms and lives, and for her entrusting us to be his parents.
We love to go camping to various places with Brad’s family, and traveling with Dawnett’s. We had the opportunity of building our home together along with a lot of help from Brad’s 7 brothers. We framed, set windows & doors, tiled the floors, painted, and did all of the trim and finish work. It was a stressful undertaking, but a very rewarding one also. We love to travel and see new places, especially watch Devin’s excitement as we introduce him to new places and things. Our best times are spent with our families and close friends. We have been blessed with wonderful families, who we love dearly. We love life together, and love sharing it with our son. The most important things in life are our family and the gospel.
Our feelings about you
We pray each night that our loving Heavenly Father will guide and direct you in this most difficult time. We already feel so much love for you and your baby and we appreciate you very much. We hope to be able to meet you soon. We have loved writing letters, exchanging pictures, and having visits with our son’s birthmom, and look forward to that with you. We hope to help in any way that we can to make this transition easier for you. You are a very special person to us, you are giving us the greatest gift anyone could give and we will never forget you. Your baby will always know of your great love and concern for him/her, and will be loved unconditionally. Thank you so much for carrying & giving birth to this baby. We sincerely wish you all the best with the rest of your pregnancy and birth.
With Love,
Brad, Dawnett & Devin
If you have any questions or want to know more go
Good Luck Brad, Dawnette and Devon!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bobby The Butt Kicker!!!

It's Here!!!

My dear sweet nephew Bobby had his first MMA in the big leagues on Saturday!
He is no longer a youth he is a man!
Therefore he can fight other men...
you heard me!
He is a beast, if you dont believe me read his birthday post!

It only took him 1 minute and 6 seconds to whip his opponents  hiney!
Yes I said he is a beast!!
Love you Bobby!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Look at my girl!

Arli Nichole

is 22 today! 
She was born during a blizzard in Utah!
The midwife took forever to get there because she couldnt find her "favorite" wool hat!
At least that is what she said, I think she went back to was cold!
My little girl lives in Idaho and I miss her!
She is a great daughter!
Love you sis!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday my BEAUTIFUL Girl!!

Happy Happy Birthday DAnie Dear!
Happy days will come to you all year! 
If I had a one wish then it would be....
A Happy Happy Birthday to you from me....!!!!
I love you and miss you!  Have a fun time bowling and 
dont forget to do your homework!!! lol!
We love you and miss you sooo much!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I hope your New Year
is as wonderful as can be!

I have a few resolutions...
1.  Stop drinking Coke (soda)
2.  Read more Books
3. Keep in touch with family more!

So either I will be a well read crazy lady from lack of soda
A well read skinny girl with lots of family around!!!
Which do you think it will be?