Saturday, December 27, 2008


Well, Christmas is over...the damage is done...we survived school parties, work parties, church activities, children's Christmas plays, 5 days in New Orleans including a 32 hour round trip drive and back just in time for Christmas with the In-Laws. Christmas day was very relaxing though, we spent most of the day at home alone.
We got a new mini DVD camcorder, we are not very good at working it yet, we lost everything we recorded while opening gifts at my moms and the kids opening gifts Christmas morning here at home! I did manage to get a few pictures in though...enjoy!

Look who we saw the other day...all decked up for Christmas!

here is my way of keeping my 14 month old out of my tree!

this is usually how group shots start out...Sam just wants to run to me

if I am lucky sometimes I can get a half decent one!

We had to down-size our tree this year...the one we have had for many years broke last year, it is an older tree, you have to wrap lights around each branch while you attach each individual branch on the takes a long time to do. So I went out looking for a tree stand and they were around $17, well at the dollar store, this nice little PRE LIT tree that comes in TWO pieces was only $25 so I got it!!

these next few pictures are of the kids playing at the park...this is the same park I use to play at growing up! It was fun...this is the first time I have been able to take the kids there, before the hurricane they were too little and after the hurricane the park has been a mess, well, since the last time we were there, they cut down the dead trees and are taking care of the looks really good!
This is the play equipment and rubber-floor-stuff my dads construction company put in when I was in JR. High!

notice the short sleeves!!!!!!!

this is one of Tyler's gifts from my mom, we went to Build a Bear and he chose to build an alligator - AKA Flick! (despite the look on is face...he really does like it, he just didn't want his picture taken)

When we were little, mom and dad would put up big ribbon over the hall doorway so we wouldn't go into the living room on Christmas morning with out them...this is a tradition I have kept with...this is actually the grand opening ribbon from when I had my ballet studio!

....And the children were nestled as snug in their beds while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads!

These are some I took with our new camcorder, the quality is not as good as my camera...
they are the only ones I got Christmas day! after I lost the video I kinda gave up!

my mom got Ethan this guitar, Bethany Loves it! tomorrow I will post the video I got of her singing a made-up song to is toooo funny...just think Phoebe on Friends!

Love the Young Family

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Our Muleshoe Mules won the state championship last night!!!!
can I get a HOORAH!!
we are sooooo very proud of all of you!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A little bit of catching up!

Well, you all will be glad to know that we are still here and doing well!
We have just been really busy!
* Our Mules have won themselves right into the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP game on Saturday night!!!!
* Christmas parties are in full swing!
* Class gifts have been bought
* Christmas cards have been made, purchaced and SENT!!!! (if you think you need one, email me your address!)
* Christmas gifts have been made
* Chocolate gifts are being made as we speak

Here are a few pictures too...

Bethany & Destiny
AKA "little rainbow" & "kind ranibow"

Bethany & Bode

me and the kids

Samantha all dressed for the COLD, in the hat and gloves Lulu made!!
(ps. the high for today is 32!)

Samantha is now trying to climb up the gate!!!
she always gets stuck~

Monday, November 10, 2008


A Meme from a friend!

1. Where is your cell phone? nightstand
2. Your significant other? sleeping
3. Your hair? washed
4. Your mother? wonderful
5. Your father? smart
6. Your favorite thing? family
7. Your dream last night? interrupted
8. Your favorite drink? tea
9. Your dream/goal? heaven
10. The room you're in? livingroom
11. Your fear? loss
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. What you're not? sad
15. Muffins/donuts? donuts
16. One of your wish list items? maid
17. Where you grew up? New Orleans
18. The last thing you did? ate
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pet? dogs
22. Your computer? laptop
23. Your life? entertaining
24. Your mood? relaxed
25. Missing someone? yes
26. Favorite pastime? bows
27. Something you're not wearing? shoes
28. Favorite Store? Target
29. Your summer? Vacation!
30. Your favorite color? pink
31. When is the last time you laughed? today
32. Last time you cried? yesterday
33. Who will/would re-post this? Caryn?
34. Four places I go over and over? Church, United, school, Tickled Paint
35. Four people who e-mail me? Dad, Stephanie, Tina, Laurelin
36. Four of my favorite foods? seafood, pasta, steak, ice cream
37. Four places I would like to be right now? Laurelins house, Moms house, Serahs house, Lynns house
38. Four people I tag? Caryn, Steph, Faith, Koti

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Just some catching up!

Not much going on around here...just a picture blog.

Samanthas new trick...she figured out how to unlatch the gate, so now I put the bench in front of the she just climbs onto the bench!!

Addyson & Bethany...these 2 are soooo funny!! MHS cheeleaders in the making!

Bethany, Katelyn & Addyson..truck or treat at church

Ethan getting some candy from Ms. Brittni and Mr. Josh

some of the little kids talking with Mr. Ronnie

Samantha and her friend Sophia...Minnie Mouse and Snow White

My 4 getting ready to hand out candy on Halloween, Tadd had to work, so we just stayed home and gave out candy...the kids didnt really know they were missing out on anything, all their friends came by and we had a good time!

Tadd took the kids out Saturday morning to shoot the bb gun...they came across this owl just watching them...

Faith took Samanthas pictures a few weeks ago, I got them put up today...

Monday, October 27, 2008

It's OVER!

Well for those of you who dont know, this years PTA ME! I have really had a great time this year, we have a GREAT officers board...a really FUN group of moms that I am pleased to call my friends also!! Well this weekend was our annual Fall Festival, our biggest fundraiser of the year. Each year we take the money we raise at the Fall Festival and buy some really neet things for our 2 elementary schools, in the past we have bought TV's for the class rooms, t-shirts, Tuesday folders, a cool canopy for the picknick tables...and more...
this year we had a record number of posters turned in, made by the kids, to advertise for the festival, we also had WAY more kids turn out for the costume much fun!! We even ran out of tickets! TONS of parents and teachers and administrative personal turned out to voluntere their time Friday night and Saturday...and we truely appreciate all!!!! The night went off without a single problem (except a little one who threw up!)
Anyway...all this to say...anyone reading this that helped out this weekend...