Monday, July 11, 2011

cheerios book

So I wrote this story awhile ago, added to it to put it in the cheerios book contest. So we'll see if it gets published. I wonder how much they will change it if they do accept it. I won't know until October or something, then they announce the winner in March 2012. The winner gets $5,000. The 2 runner ups get $1000.

The Beautician

I'm Erma! When I was four years old my younger sister La La and I loved to play with each other. She was always willing to do whatever I told her to do. We had the prettiest blonde hair, cut to the middle of our backs with bangs. Sometimes your bangs can get a little long. Then it would get harder and harder to see. I guess when you start running into walls it's time for a haircut.
It was always fun going to the salon. you get to ride in the chair that take you up in the hight forest where you can see all of your land as a princess. then having a shield draped over you so the hair falling down wouldn't make you itchy. Because honestly, what kind of a princess wants to be itchy? then when you are done you are the most beautiful princess of all. Everyone tells you so!
My mom decided one day that La La and I needed haircuts. She made the mistake of saying that out loud. I was so excited!! I could do it. I had been to the salon many times with my siblings. I've always wanted to make someone else a princess.

I went to the drawer where I knew the scissors were kept. my mom was busy making bread. We'd be done before she even knew we were gone. So we went to the bathroom. The beautician was in business. I went ahead and gave La La and I a new haircut. I started with La La to make sure I was doing it right. I thought the long hair was beautiful, but running into walls wasn't. so I started with the bangs. I shortened them. Not all the way though. I decided about the width of my fingers was plenty long. They wouldn't be in my way for sure! That wasn't so bad. She looked like a beautiful princess. So I was finished with my hair. Carefully looking in the mirror so I didn't mess it up! What a masterpiece I had made!! We were the most beautiful princesses in the land!

After I was done my mom found us. Boy was I in trouble! I just knew I was by the look on my mom's face. She didn't have to say anything to me I just started crying. My mom left the bathroom and came back with the camera. She snapped a picture of us! La La was all smiles and I was crying my eyes out. I don't think I really got in trouble, because how do you get mad at a princess? So for the next few months I was reminded of what I did... in pictures!

Monday, March 21, 2011


So 4 more days and we are headed to Washington!! Let me tell you we are all excited. This will be the first vacation we are going on that it's not entirely to visit family. We have planned prepared and saved. We've thought about the rain and it's going to be fun. Hopefully we have a few clear days.

We got our new camera and are excited to use it!! Hopefully I'll get to posting pics. I've really been bad at that. Now on to cleaning the house and packing to get ready. It's going to be fun!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wow... If only I was a good blogger! What have we done recently? Well Chris and I (mostly Chris) have taken up crocheting. I made hats and a couple of ties. He has made several different types of hats and slippers. The kids love their hats and he enjoys it. I don't find the time to sit and do it. I guess I could, but oh well. We love to do Crafty Wooden Projects. I got a Cricut this last year and we have been crafting away! We made a game. We have made maden block projects, who my friend Kelly is now reaping the benefits. I got to see my friend Kelly have a baby. That was the coolest thing ever! I always thought that it was the closest to God you can get right now without praying, etc. But wow! I'm usually on the other end pushing. What a wonderful blessing to have Kelly in my life and to be able to help her through that while her husband was overseas.
I have now been the Primary President for almost a year. What a chaotic life. I never think Sunday is going to go well and it always seems to do fine. I hope the kids are listening and then I get papers from them or hear their testimonies on Sunday.

Chris is working for DIRECTV and has his awesome hobbies on the side!! He is such a help with the kids. I realized the other day. I don't think I've bathed Rylee or Zoi for the last 6 months. I don't even ask, he just does! Every Tuesday and Wednesday he lets me go to Majerle and Stockton's class and help at school. If I have daycare kids he watches them. He is the best husband I could ever ask for!! Chris is now the new cubmaster for our ward. He is excited and willing to do anything!!

Majerle is in the third grade and loves it. She has Mrs. Long who is a wonderful teacher. She gets to be involved in the wax museum this year. Majerle is going to be Susan B. Anthony. She is such a happy person. She loves to sing and dance. We are trying to think of an activity to put her in. Not sports she says.

Stockton is so energetic. He is in Mrs. Hood's 1st grade class. He loves it! He is going to do flag football this year because he will be 7!! He is very coordinated. He is starting to read really well if he would just slow down... Sometimes it just doesn't fit in his busy little life.

Zoi is full of energy too. She loves Diego, Dora and Strawberry Shortcake. She loves to be outside and tease her siblings. She loves to draw all over everything! And I mean everything... carpets, walls, drawers, doors, herself and her clothing. She likes to help when mom has the patience for her.

Rylee is such a sweetie. She is learning to fold her arms and give lots of hugs. She laughs and sings Diego all the time. She climbs up everything and gets into most things. She loves to tote around any baby doll she can find.

We recently found a website that has a bunch of do-it-yourself projects... that I hope to accomplish some this summer!! We get to go to Seattle for Spring Break this year!! WOO HOO!! We can't wait. I'm going to make back seat pockets for the kids to put their stuff in. I'd better get on that!!

I'll post some pics later... I hope.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Wouldn't that just be cool to win a silhouette machine... really?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My brother Ryan

So I haven't been able to get on blogger for a long time!! But my brother Ryan got onto my computer and it is now working!!! WOOHOO!! Now I need to update things or just start new!! THANKS RYAN!! You are awesome!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

silhouette is giving away a free silhouette!! This would be awesome to win! Check it out!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Ok... so you thought the cricuit expression was cool? You should hop on over to and see that they are giving away a silhouette.... I really would like one! Go and sign up for it!