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Family Mission Statement

A couple years ago a cute friend mentioned that they created a personal family mission statement. I loved the idea and created one for us. If I remembered right, I think I stole a lot of it from hers (thanks Rachel!) so if you like it, do the same and create one for your family too!


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Ok not really but my cuties are on the Matilda Jane Blog today! WHAHOO!!


Isn’t that fun?!! They are the cutest!

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Tooth Fairy, Where Art Thou?

More teeth are gone!! The bottom two didn’t seem like a big deal because they came out and the big teeth were already in behind them. But these top two babies are quite obvious!! The first came out as you’d expect, ‘hey mom, my tooth just fell out” the other top one got knocked good at a basketball game (bound to happen as he is ALWAYS on the ground scrambling for the ball and causing jump balls) and was bleeding and hanging by a thread so I offered to yank it and the look of horror that came across his face was hilarious! Then his cousin’s granddad offered to pull it and so he mustard up some bravery and pulled it out the rest of the way himself!

Funny thing though, the tooth fairy hasn’t been to visit for either one of the teeth!! We just might be in the market for a new tooth fairy!

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My Baby Isn’t A Baby

My little princess is 3 today! Holy cow!! I can hardly believe 3 years has flown by so fast.

She is so different than her brother in personality, emotions and temperament, yet so much the same in energy, silliness and love-ability.

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It’s a miracle to look back over the past few years and see how our lives are shaped by our children. She bring such a fun craziness to our home. She lives for each moment and her emotions turn on a dime-crying hysterically over her bow falling out then turning around and giggling at her brother’s funny face. She can pretend with the best of them and constantly chooses new names for herself and her “friends” (stuffed animals, dolls, and toys are friends).
She is very smart and it kinda freaks me out. It’s a different smart than her brother. She asks a lot of questions and puts together complex ideas. She has a great memory but isn’t as interested in school things.

She is a momma and daddy’s girl and I actually don’t mind those moments when it’s just me she wants, however inconvenient 😉 It’s those little moments of breakdown that we really bond…she snuggles with me and tells me her hurts. She asks for tickles and it’s the only moment she sits still.

This little mini-me is so much better than I ever dreamed of being and she has to be to face the world ahead of her. As her mom, I worry I cannot give her all the tools she’ll need to fulfill her divine roll as a Daughter of God. When that burden overcomes me I remember that I’m not alone. Her dad upholds his priesthood in her behalf, her brother guides her and is a great example and her loving Father in Heaven is ultimately leading her down the path that is meant for her. Her strong heritage gives her a host of angels who are cheering her on and no matter what I might do to mess things up in my well-intentioned efforts to be her mom, others will course correct her. So I relinquish my pilot seat to the Lord and assume my rightful role as co-pilot with a constant prayer in my heart that above all she knows she is loved! More than words can say, she is undeniably, unconditionally, and uncontrollably loved!

Happy birthday princess!!

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New Niece

I’m an AUNTIE and so thrilled to have another girl baby in the family!! Meet Prezlie Jane Watson-gorgeous daughter of Jeff & Lexie. 5lbs 13 oz-TINY!!!!  If you missed my photoblog post on her birth and newborn shots, head on over!

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Christmas Time Is Here…

It’s been at our house since before Halloween, but we’ve been discrete! 😉 (Except the subtle Dale Jr blowup race car Santa is driving on my front lawn! WT!) Here are our family pics for this year! My dear friend Michelle takes them each year and I love them!!

Isn’t that so stinkin’ cute??!!

My handsome boy!!

Crazy sister sue! Dress from Ginger Louise Clothing,

hat & flower from Pretty Princess Boutique, leggings from Crawler Covers all on Etsy

Boy I have a hot husband!! 😉

Even one of just me showing off my gray hair! NIIIIICE!!

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Halloween Fun

I’m now officially the last mom on earth to post Halloween pics…oh well! Better late than never, right??! LOL

We started the festivities with little man’s school party and parade. We decorated rice krispie treats and played games. Then Halloween day was a fun block party trunk-or-treat cul-de-sac style at Grandma & Grandpa’s, over to Grandpa Goofy’s for hotdogs and a quick stop at Nana’s finished up the night. Honey even dressed up in his Harley gear.

Jeff Gordan was adorable! You should have seen his “acceptance” wave when they introduced him on the grandstand-HeeHee!

Cinderella was in true princess style and wouldn’t pose for a picture cause she was running around crazy!

My adorable nephew was a scrumptious giraffe…

My OTHER nephew was the main course

Lots of other fun family too!

Happy late Halloween! Now onto the holidays! YEAH!!

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