Saturday, April 15, 2017

Another Busy, Fun Filled Day

We were up bright and early this morning to drive up to Springdale for the annual Easter egg hunt at Ryan's parents gift shop and hotel (The Bumbleberry).  After the egg hunt we drove back to St. George and took the kids to get some lunch at Taco Bell and then to the all abilities park.  It is the coolest park for kids with handicaps too.  We took a train ride and watched the volcano erupt and the kids rain through the waterfall.  Cooper didn't want to leave.  Our next stop was the St. George golf course pond to feed the swans, ducks, and geese.  After that we ordered pizza and colored Easter eggs.  Then I bathed all the kids and gave my mom and Teisha pedicures and did Tianna's nails.  We finished at 12:30 a.m. and after I got my house back in order I played Easter bunny at 2 a.m.  Another exhausting day, but lot's of fun.  Little kids always make occasions extra special!


Brin and Coop got lots of candy!



Springdale is so beautiful.  It's located right before
entering Zion National Park.

My mom showing the kids the baby ducks.

All of us on Ryan's parents property.



Taking a train ride at the park.








Cooper loved the park.




My beautiful girls!



Cooper poured half a bottle of soap in the tub.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Surprise

I got a phone call Wednesday night from my mom at 10:30 asking if her and my two nieces and nephew could come for Easter.  It was a total shock.  They wanted to surprise us all, but decided to let me know.  I'm glad she gave me a heads up because with school I'm super busy.  She just realized the kids didn't have school for a few days so thought it would be a good time to come visit.  They got here Thursday at midnight, so my mom and I stayed up and visit until 3:30.  I was up early to make everyone breakfast and headed to the school to study and take a math test.  Afterwards we headed to my mom's favorite place for lunch (Chuck a rama) and then off to shop for Easter.  I took my nieces shopping for clothes and went and got all the candy and stuff for their baskets and my own kids baskets.  (Yes, I'm one of those moms that still gives Easter baskets to all my kids and now my sons in-law).  Mom bought the kids Bean Boozled, so we all played and none of us got any good jelli beans except my mom.  I got rotten milk, boogers, and rotten eggs.  So gross.  I made sugar cookies and let the kids paint them.  What a fun filled, busy day.
What a crew at Chuck a rama.

Coop got a nasty jelli bean.


Yuk

I'm surprised this pregnant momma
could play without throwing up.

Jayden got a gross one.


Another nasty one.

Grandma got all the good ones.




Good thing Tianna was by the sink.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Memories And My Favorite Ladies

Judy Wolvington texted me a few weeks ago and said she was coming to St. George with her daughter Kim and family for spring break.  I was so excited.  I grew up with the Wolvington's as a second family and Kim Wolvington was like my little sister.  We always spent lot's of time with the Wolvington family and the Jameson family and since Kim lives here too we decided to have a BBQ.  The BBQ was at our house, but of course, Kim Jameson made most of the food.  She is an amazing cook and always insists on doing everything.  Jayson was the chef on the BBQ.  We had such a good time visiting and talking about old times.  I love these three ladies and am so glad I know them.  I forgot to take pictures, so I had Teisha take a few when they went over to see Kim's house.
Kim Wolvington Simon, Kim Jameson, and Judy Wolvington

Kevin, Cold, Olivia, and Kim Simon, Haylie Jameson McArthur,
Kim, Judy, and Teisha

Monday, April 3, 2017

30 Years

Thirty years ago today, Jayson and I shared our first kiss.  I can't believe we have been together for thirty years.  It's crazy because it seems like we have always been together and then again it doesn't seem like it's been that long.  His dad was cleaning out his garage and found this picture from when Jayson was a sophomore in high school.  A blast from the past.  This is exactly what he looked like when we got together.  I love the eyebrows.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Cute, Pregnant Girl

This cute, pregnant momma is starting to get big and uncomfortable.  I could see she is still wearing her closes with rubber bands, so I decided to take her shopping for some maternity clothes.  We headed to the mall to the only maternity store in town and got her some cute outfits and went to dinner.  I love that I get to spend time with my girls even though they are married.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Look Who Finally Got A Cell Phone

Call me old fashioned and crazy, but I hate the idea of kids with cell phones.  I think it's nuts.  We never had them and survived just fine.  I don't like how they consume everyone and their attention.  Jayson and I haven't wanted to compete with a phone.  Dustin and Teisha were both 18 when they got them and Tianna was 17 because she was student body president and the leaders had to keep texting and calling me, so we finally got her a phone.  Jayden turned 16 in November and is probably the only kid at the high school without a phone.  We started feeling bad because his friends didn't include him as much and they always had to text my phone, so today after school I took him and let him pick out his phone.  He is sooo excited.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Concert Time

Teisha and Ryan got Jayden a ticket to the Panic At The Disco concert for Christmas and today was the day.  They went to Vegas and of course, they ate at our favorite place, the Cheesecake Factory.  They all had a really good time and said the concert was great.

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