Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mallory's Birthday

Our precious, Mallory came to our family after much praying by big sister, Bree for a little sister. When came home from the hospital, she weighed 4 lbs 12 oz. She was our tiny miracle.
Mallory loves jewels of all sorts. She loves twirly dresses, makeup, and pretty much anything girly. She has been a joy to our family. Our family world has all but revolved around her since she joined our family two years ago. Her favorite songs are:Rudolph the RedNose Reindeer, and The Wheels on the Bus. I have caught her singing Silent Night. What a sweet sound. She is so much fun, and has a smile that would melt the heart of the Grinch. We love her so much!!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Donny's Lego Birthday Party

Fished what I wanted!!!!

Donny got a littled help blowing out the candles.

The boys had a ton of fun. Seriously though, 10 nine-year-old boys, in one house? NOT a genius idea. I think they all had a good time. And by the sheer grace of God, my house is still in one piece.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

David and Christ and Lazarus

I read the story of Lazarus to my kids the other night. I guess I haven't read it since David (my brother) died. I could barely get through it.
I thought of how Jesus wept with Lazarus' sisters, Mary and Martha before he brought him back from the dead.
I pictured him cradling me as I learned of my younger brother's untimely passing. How he must have wept with me also.
I am so thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who sent His son to redeem the dead. To mourn with those who mourn. I am thankful to my Savior who made it possible to get through such a black period of time.
And how wonderful a blessing my baby, David was. He came at a time when our family needed fresh hope.
I feel as though I need to close this in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I love to see the temple

David's rendition of I Love To See The Temple
I love to see the temple, I'm going there someday.
To feel the Holy Spirit, to listen and to pray.
For the temple is a house of God a place of damnin beauty.
I'll repair myself while I am young, this is my secret duty.
For those of you who don't know this song. It really goes like this:
I love to see the temple, I'm going there someday.
To feel the Holy Spirit, to listen and to ptay.
For the temple is a house of God, a place of love and beauty.
I'll prepare myself while I am young, this is my sacred duty.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Bree!

With so many blessings in this life, being the mom of Bree has been one of my favorites. She is such an amazing and talented little girl. She joined our family on June 16, 2004. We knew she came to the right parents because she came out screaming like a pterodactyl! She is a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. We love you so much, Bree!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Rocks for Sale

Bree, my little entrepreneur, decided she wanted money to add to the "Legoland jar", (and I told her she had to get her rock collection out of my kitchen). She set out to sell her prized possessions. She advertised with a sign which read; Rocks 50 cents. She then stood outside for 30 minutes holding her sign. No takers. She came back in the house, turned her sign over, and wrote,"Beautiful Rocks 50 cents". 30 more minutes, still no customers.

We went for a walk and she brought her rocks and sign with her. We only saw one person. When we got home, she walked up to Daddy, defeated, and with tears in her eyes told him her woes. "Nobody bought my rocks, Daddy." Well, wouldn't you know it, Daddy bought one of those 50 cent rocks, pilfered from his own yard. He really is the best Daddy ever.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Every night the kids sing to Miss Mals right before bed. David is always pretty creative, but tonight I found super funny.

David:♪♫Lullaby and good night go to sleep my sweet baby. Legoland, Legoland, Legoland, I want to go on a (not a typo) sumbarine. Sumbarine, sumbarine when you wake me up crying I can't sleep I don't like it. Pirate, pirate, pirate. Captain Hook went to bed and bumped his head and couldn't get up in the morning.♪♫

Bree decided to tell Mals a story tonight instead of sing a song.

Bree:Once upon a time, the end.

Then Donny sang Angels We Have Heard on High.

Ahhhhh, I love my life!!!


Thursday, April 21, 2011


Dear Mr. Macey,

Today I thought it would be a good idea to bring my four children to your store to pick up something last minute for dinner. I literally needed two items.

They thought it would be okay to run, jump and generally act as though they had ants in their pants. I saw a friend and stayed to talk for just a few minutes. This gave them the "permission" and opportunity to act as a clog down the juice aisle.

I would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused your other customers. I would say that it would never happen again, but you know that would be a lie.

Mother of the Calm Challenged

Sunday, April 3, 2011

First Birthdays

Donny, Bree, David, and Mallory on their first birthdays.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Birthday David!

No, he did not eat a smurf!

Four years ago this minute, I was being prepped for surgery to bring David Christopher Philips into this world. He has been an absolute joy to our family. He says the funniest things. The way he smiles with his giant dimples is adorable, and everything is,"Of course, I get it!" I thank the Lord for sending me this little man. I love you so much, David! Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

David's Birthday Party

David had a great birthday party. He had 11 friends, including siblings. We had a treasure hunt and "x" marked the spot for his treasure chest pinata. Fter all his friends went went home, he asked if he could have another party.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Donny Draws a Monster

Donny draws all kinds of monsters. He creates habitats for them, names them, even cooks up a menu for them. Most of them are carnivores. When he colored this monster, naturally I was curious. "Donny" I said, "please tell me about what you have made.". Donny looked at me very matter of factly and replied, "That is you when you get angry.". I shouldn't have asked.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

2:34pm What can I say? My kids are speedsters!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thank You Cards

I am a grateful person. I do appreciate when nice things are done for me. I do however, have a "beef" with thank you cards (TYC).

Generally, kind acts of service are extended to help one out when one needs help. If one needs help, why do we put that person under all the added stress to give us TYC? It makes me crazy.

I owe about 65 TYC from when I was pregnant with Mallory. Most of them I wrote last February. They are all in a pile in a closet. Somewhere. If you are one of these people that feel as though you got the shaft and are without your TYC, please call me and I will dig through the pile and send yours to you.

PLEASE NEVER SEND ME A TYC!!!!! I don't want one. I feel obligated to keep them, especially if you are a scrapbooker and took more time to make the card than it took me to make the money to buy your gift. Or more time than it took me to do whatever it was that made you feel compelled to give me a TYC.

Just say, "thank you". That is nice. It is good enough for me.

What do you guys think?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pinewood Derby

Mallory peed on me in the beginning of the derby. It was before the kids started racing their cars, and we made it back just in time after going home to change.

Yay! Donny took first in his division. When we were talking about it later, he said,"I don't care if I didn't win the whole thing and get a trophy. I had so much fun!" I love that gets to be in scouts.
He doesn't look excited to be at the Pinewood Derby, does he?

Cheering for his friends car.

David LOVED the derby.

Donny's car is ahead a bit.

A "wolf" hug.

Donny's pizza car. The theme was food.

It just isn't a scout event unless you can see up everybody's nose.