Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gymnastics Meet

I am a very proud mommy! Briana took 1st on the beam, 2nd on the bars, 3rd on the floor and 2nd in the all around at her 1st gymnatics meet! I will post pictures when I get a spare moment! Just too excited .....Had to share! Now she gets to prepare for the City Meet next Wednesday! Woo Hoo!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009


I just wanted to post a quick update on our family since I don't seem to get on here enough. Here is the run down --

David is enjoying work at Weir Mesa, and when not there working, stays busy as the executive secretary at church.

Laurel has picked up a job doing medical transcription on the side so while the kids are at school, she is working from home. When school ends...she is running around with kids to gymnastics or other meetings. She is one of the activity day girls leaders at church.

Ashley loves being a 7th grader at Bonham. I was really worried about her starting Jr. High but she has loved it from day one and has met a few good friends that she shares classes and lunch with. She decided to take gymnastics as an elective this year, as well as choir and AVID. She is also taking an after school gymnastics class 3 days a week with her sisters. She loves Young Women and singing with the church choir.

Briana loves being a 5th grader at Milam Elementary. She made the gymnastics team and her 1st gymnastics meet will be on September 29th. She also auditioned and was selected for the Milam Ministrel choir. For their P.E. classes at Milam...they have the option of taking dance, so Briana will also be learning Ballet & Hip Hop this year. She loves Activity Days and is also taking the after school gymnastics classes 3 days a week.

CJ is our little 3rd grader and will also be taking Hip Hop and Ballet this year. She is also taking piano at Milam once a week. She loves activity days & gymnastics after school with her sisters.

Danielle is having a harder time with going to kindergarten. It is a very long day compared to what she has been used to. With Milam being a Magnet school, they don't get out until 4:15 pm. She cried the 1st 2 weeks but I think we may have found the key...We decided to let her buy ice-cream at lunch everyday if she goes happily without crying. Except for a few tears...this has worked pretty good. She is impressing all of her gymnastic coaches (after school) with her natural talent in the sport. She will be learning Ballet at school this year but she has stated that she does not want to "perform" in front of the parents for their recital. I don't know if that is part of their grade or not..so we shall see what happens when that time comes.

That is our update in a nutshell. Hope all is well with you guys! We love and miss all of you!

Monday, August 24, 2009

1st Day of School Pics

1st Day of School

Monday, July 13, 2009

CJ's Baptism

Our little CJ got baptized on July 11th, at 3:00 pm. We are so proud of her. The Bushman family was able to travel from Arizona and Grandpa & Grandma King came from Colorado. I will post pictures as soon as I can download them onto the computer.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

CJ is Turning 8!!!!

Another Friend From Allen Drove Through Odessa!!!

I was so excited when Another friend of mine said she was coming through Odessa!!!! Yea!!! it was fun to catch up with Susie! We talked of Twilight almost Non-stop!!! Love Her!! Any more people driving through??? Come on over!!! Love ya Susie! Thanks for stoppin' by!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Blast From The Past

The Thorntons stopped by for a quick visit on their way to California for their vacation. It was fun to see them for a short time & to play catch up!

School Graduation

Sunday, May 31, 2009


LOL...actually Brenda...Angela Jamison was the one who threatened...ha ha..and Mary...I did change it....it just takes a little bit for it to pull all the way up. The Twilight background is still underneath the new one I guess...but the new one does find its way to the top if you wait long enough! I miss everyone too! I think we are going to try to make it for a visit in July! Will you all be around?

Sunday, May 10, 2009


OK.....so I have been told by someone (who shall rename nameless), that if I don't update myblog...they were going to "kick my butt". So....I am finally "updating" my blog. Since our arrival in Odessa, things have been busy. The kids started school & have loved the fact that they are ahead in their school subjects because they had already covered in Allen, what is being taught in Odessa. It has taken CJ a little longer to "fit in" because she is so shy but I think she has finally come around. David is doing great at work but seems to be on the lonely side. We need his guy friends to move down here or maybe come & visit him (hint hint Branden!!!!) Laurel is just basically following her sister around like a little puppy because she doesn't have any friends of her own here either. I am sure that as soon as our house in Allen sells & we are able to get one of our own here...we will be able to make friends of our own & start having game nights & meeting people....
We did sign Ashley up for Ice Skating lessons & the rest of the crew in gymnastics lessons. They are all enjoying that & can't wait for school to be out so they can play non stop.

We do miss all of our friends tremendously!!!!!! & we want to wish all of you mothers a Happy Mother's Day! Write us soon! Or come & visit us!


Friday, February 27, 2009

We Made It

We made it to Odessa at about 10:00 last night. I want to again, thankyou all for the TON of help you gave us in packing & cleaning. We sooo would not have been able to do it & get out in time without you all. Without your help in packing & cleaning, & meals & support! I think we set a record in moving out of the house in a week!!! THANKYOU so much!!! We are going to miss you all so very much too. We loved Allen! It has been my most favorite ward! I will try to keep up with my blog & facebook & hopefully you all will do the same!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Moving to Odessa, Texas

OK....so it is official! David got a job offer & accepted with Weir Mesa Manufacturing in Odessa, TX. It is weird to be moving back to the place I grew up in & around people I grew up with but, such is life. I always thought that once I "broke away" and became my own person, with my own family & my own kids, that I would be away & out on my own. I guess I have been for 15 years but now the Lord wants us back in Odessa....so...we will be moving in a week. Yep! You read it right...ONE WEEK. David & I are going crazy trying to load up like mad people & get everything done, such as paint touch ups & repairs, talking to realtors, etc, etc.... Anyway...we LOVE Allen, TX and are going to miss it and our friends sooo much! If anyone happens to drive through Odessa....look us up! Oh...& by request from Mary McDonald....I changed my background....I guess some people are just getting "too old" to have so much going on with a page background..ha ha ha...love you Mary!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Danielle with baby Clayton

Danielle just loves babies & couldn't get enough of baby Clayton Jones when they came to visit us the other day. She would hold him & tickle him all day long if he would let her. She was really excited when he fell asleep while she was holding him. So sweet!

Our 1st Broken Bone

Of course Danielle waited until we didn't have insurance before she decided to go & break her arm! On Monday, the girls (all 4 of them) and their friends decided it would be "cool" if they went on the outside of the net on the trampoline & walk all the way around. Well....Danielle was accidentally knocked off hurt her arm. David & I had no clue what to due, with no insurance & all....so we waited & watched her. She was not putting any weight on it so by Saturday...I was totally freaked out & planning on taking her to the ER. We said a prayer & felt that we needed to wait until Monday before we took her in...so...I tried to calm myself down. We went to church the next morning & I immediately took Danielle to see my physical therapist/friend sitting in the back row of the chapel. I said "I know you don't have x-ray vision, but could you look at her arm anyway & tell me what you think?" He looked at it for a minute or so & said "ya know...my brother in law is here for Sacrament meeting before he flys back to Idaho and he is an Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon and could look at this. He is who you really need." So...we waited in the foyer for him to arrive and had him look at her arm. He said "you could have taken her in for x-rays & they wouldn't have seen anything & sent you home but...she has got a hairline fracture of the growth plate in her wrist. If you had insurance, I would tell you to cast it but since you don't right now & if she is really careful...you can get away with splinting it for 3 weeks, assuming she doesn't injure it worse." Needless to say....We were thrilled that we didn't waste our money on xrays that would not have shown us anything! And that the Lord answered our prayers with this wonderful man who just "happened to be at the right place at the right time" when we needed him to be! Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ashley turns 12 years old

New Years Eve 2008 (almost 2009)

Ashley got a dozen roses and a candy bar
from her new Beehive Teacher

Christmas 2008

Christmas morning....playing with all the fun toys.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Twilight Parties!!!!!1

OK...so I chatted with my long lost friend from college (through facebook) and found out that she planned & put on 2 huge Twilight/New Moon parties where Stephenie Meyer came to both! Here is the site for those! I was so jealous & proud of her!!! Way to go Michele!!!

http://twix84604.livejournal.com/708.html#cutid1 (they made these cute little trophies that they presented to Stephenie Meyer and they made cute little gift bags & fun take aways)

http://stepheniemeyer.com/ecl_prom.html (my friend michele is in the pic that is right above the paragraph that starts "One of the coolest things about the Eclipse Prom was that it wasn't just here in Phoenix—" She is the one in a black shirt on the left of stephenie meyer, when you look at the pic)

http://twix84604.livejournal.com/1056.html#cutid1 (Here are question & answer segments with Stephenie Meyer)

And this is her Photography site...just in case you wanted to know...he he he