Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Happy Birthdays!

Today is Ryan's dad grandpa Jeff's birthday and also my sister Shelby's birthdays!

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Jeff (56) & Shelby (33),
Happy birthday to you.

I wish I had pictures of them to post, but I don't. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, we love both of you and are glad to have you in our lives. Have a great day!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sunday thought:


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tag - For the love of my hubby

What is your husband's name? Ryan Jeffrey Stevens

How long have you been married? 12 years

Where & how did you meet? Blind date, thanks to my brother-in-law Shawn, they met in the MTC. Ryan said he wanted a "fiesty blonde", Shawn didn't know any, until he met me. (I think Ryan got a little more "fiesty" than he intended)

How long did you date? For 6 months until we were engaged

Where did you honeymoon? Disneyland

Who eats more? Ryan, but I snack more

Who said "I love you" first? Ryan

Who has more speeding tickets? Ryan

Who can sing better? That one's a toss up we both suck at singing

Who is smarter? Ryan

Who is more sensitive? me

When there is a fight, who usually wins? me (well I'd have to say Ryan wins/scores with the making up part)W

Who does the laundry? me

Who does the dishes? me

Who sleeps on the right? Ryan

Who pays the bills? me

Who mows the lawn? neither, we don't have one

Who cooks dinner? usually I do, but if Ryan does it's eggs

Who drives when you are together? Ryan

Who is more stubborn? um, that would be me

Who kissed whom first? Ryan, but I made the first move to let him know it was okay

Who asked who out first? blind date

Who proposed? well if you ask me Ryan did, if you ask Ryan I did after two weeks

Who has more siblings? Ryan-8, me-4

Who wears the pants in the family? I would like to think I do but I'm afraid Ryan does


Monday, April 21, 2008

baby sister?

I was driving Ryanna to ballet today and she said "Mom I've been praying really hard for a baby sister, and I say "I know my mom's worked really hard on loosing this weight but she can do it again, I really want a baby sister PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE?"
I had to remind her that sometimes we don't always get what we pray for.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Live your life so that those who know you, but don't know Him, will want to know Him, because they know you.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Brayden!

Today is Brayden's birthday! He turned 6. Ryan took the day off & we went to NSL to Kangaroo Zoo. It was so fun and not busy at all. Karl even came. Then Brayden chose McDonald's happy meals for lunch. The adults went to Cafe Rio. I wish I could post a picture but I can't on Ryan's laptop. We did pick up my computer today.

Spring break is also this week. So yesterday Mareah & I took the kids to the zoo. It was so busy but we couldn't have asked for better weather (78 degrees) We even got sun burns.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Thought

Some blessings come soon,
Some come late, and some
don't come until Heaven.
But for those who embrace
the gospel of Jesus Christ,
They Come.

-Jeffrey R Holland

Thursday, April 10, 2008

loose tooth

Listen Up! Brayden is so excited, he has his first loose tooth and can't wait for it to come out. I offered to do the hononrs, he turned me down. Darn it - I love doing stuff like that.

Ryan & I have been working around the clock to get these houses ready. Today is the first Realtor open house. They are having it catered, giving away ipod nano's etc. I told Ryan to tell them to leave the left overs. So I've got to vanish from 12-3.
Keep your fingers crossed for us that something will sell.

Monday, April 7, 2008


Ryanna won a $100 bill. The movie theater up here in Kamas does a monthly drawing for $100 and Ryanna just happened to win. Lucky girl! She got her picture taken, it will be displayed along with the rest of the winners up at the good ol' Kamas Theater. She was a little disappointed when her dad told her she had to pay tithing and put half of it in the bank. She wanted me to take her to the outlets, right after she got it. No such luck!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Sad News!

So a couple of days ago Ryan told me he didn't feel good about going on our vacation with our situation right now (3 house pmts) I agreed (he'd be real fun let me tell ya.) So I cancelled everything yesterday with 10 more days until we were supposed to leave. Last night we had a family meeting and broke the sad news to the kids. Ryanna was crying so hard Brayden finally said "Ryanna quit crying I can't hear" we knew that she would take it the worst, because she's old enough to understand. All she could say was "Daddy you promised, this was my dream vacation and grandma & I already went shopping and bought new outfits for this trip." Ryan "promised" her that one day we will go, when things hopefully get better (financially)

Today Karl was at our house and Brayden of course was using his potty mouth, so Stratton copied what Brayden had said. Karl said "you're not being a very good example to your brother look what you're teaching him", and Brayden said "I'm not a xample(sample) that's when you get food at stores. Karl & I were laughing. I do have to admit that Brayden can be a character. If he wasn't so cute I'm afraid I could do some damage.