Friday, April 30, 2010

I know most of you have facebook, but some of you don't, (Stacy), not to mention any names or anything, or don't check it. So I thought I would share this.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Megan's Birthday

P.S. Megan!  More pictures of just you would help here!

Monday, April 26, 2010

April Birthday Dinner

Happy Birthday to ALL of our April Birthdays!
Here's some of the pictures from the party that we had here today.

Megan turns 21 on the 28th

Charly turns 4 on the 29th
and McKaylee turns 6 on the 29th.
McKaylee couldn't be here tonight.  She was with her Daddy Mike having another birthday party.

I can't believe these two are old enough to be crawling!

What a cute girl!

Love you all!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rebecca and Ben

What a cute little family!
Here's to many more years...
And at least one more little Vigil!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Kaitlyn's Easter pictures

Check out the pictures of Kaitlyn on my friend, Melissa’s blog. She took them over the weekend in her Easter dress. There’s more that Melissa’s going to crop and put up in the next couple of days. But I just love how they’ve turned out! So precious!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Joie and Addison were  baptized today!
Congratulations girls!  We love you and are so proud of you!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

10...That's all your fingers!

Okay, lame title.  But today is Joie's 10th birthday!  I'm gonna borrow a picture from Sierra because I don't have a recent one.  Yay to having a new one soon!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Oops! I missed one. Sorry!

Hope you had fun yesterday!
WooHoo!  Young Women's tomorrow!

pictures of the girls

Addison taking a pic of herself

Joie doing the same
Our rock star daughter Rylie
It has been a while since any of you have seen the girls, so I thought I should post some pictures of them so you will know them when we come out there in a couple months. Love you all and miss you!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thanks everybody! I had a great day. We went to breakfast at my favorite diner and I got Cheddar Eggs Benedict. Excellent. Or should I say Eggcellent! ;0> Then Adam took me to the mall to get my wedding ring sized. It's been too big ever since I got it and I'm afraid to wear it. Then he tricked me into going to Staples, 'cuz he needed to get masking tape.' Liar. He had a gift, the lapdesk I asked for, waiting there. Except there was a mix up with UPS (he ordered it over the Internet) and it wasn't actually delivered. So, I still have a gift coming my way. Bonus. Then we watched The Informant while we waited for the kids to get home. It was windy outside, so we decided to go to Manilla Dunes/Beach to fly kites. Well, it turns out 25mph winds are a little too much wind for kite flying. We got the smaller canvas owl up, but the plasticrap one wouldn't lift. We still had a lot of fun, even though I twisted me ankle, and Lincoln biffed it on both hands and knees and kept getting sand in his eyes. I thinks his face was at just the right height to catch all that sand blowing from the ground. Then we got some pepperoni pizza from Big Pete's and ate it on the living room floor, and watched the first of the Life series. The kids kept rooting for the animal that was about to be dinner for the predator. They were really worried. Then when/if it would get away, they'd all be like WOO-HOO! and stuff like that. Too cute. And that was my bday. Nothing much, but all I wanted. ;>

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sweet! Another Birthday!

Hope your day was fantastic!  Sorry I'm getting this on here so late!


I know not all of you will be able to make it but I would like to send you and invitation anyway. So if you would send me your address i will get those mailed off. I love you all :) And Rebecca don't feel bad...this wont be my last graduation ever!!
Happy Birthday, Stacy!!!!

And Happy (belated) Birthday, Jen!!!! I'm sorry I'm late
:-( . I wasn't at work on Tuesday and I never can keep track of the date when I'm home.

Diet week 2

So here is the break down of the numbers...I have to lose 6 pounds a week to get under 200 pounds in 6 months, that will be 144 pounds. I have to lose 193 totall pounds so if I can keep my pace of 6 pounds a week I think I can lose it by january. I am supper excited cause I have already lost 14 punds in 8 days!!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wedding Clarification

Dear Awesome Family of ours,

We wanted to clarify some details of the wedding.

First the attire. We would love to have all in our wedding party easily identified when we take pictures at the temple and reception. There might be some confusion about what we would like people to wear.

To clarify, we would like all of the men and boys (including infants) to wear black slacks, white dress shirts, and black shoes (which we were hoping you could provide). We will provide hot pink ties.

We would like the women to wear the blue bridesmaids skirts made from the material and pattern we have provided. If you need help making the skirt or have any questions, please let us know. Please wear a white shirt (at least short sleeve). You can wear whatever shoes you would like.

For the girls and infants, we will provide a blue daisy flower clip that you can put in their hair or on a headband. The closer you can match our blue, the better. The boys will all look similar, why not the girls too?

Thanks for your willingness to put forth so much effort in making this day special for both of us. If you have any questions or ideas, don’t hesitate to ask.

On a side note, we will be having a wedding luncheon after pictures at the temple. All of the adults are invited and we would love it if you can find a sitter for the chilins! This will save us a lot of mula, because between the two of us, we would have over 30 kids to worry about trying to feed. This will give us all an opportunity to catch up and get some adult time.

Thanks again!

Cleve and Meg

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Very Happy Birthday!

My favorite memories of you are when I would have sleep overs at your apartment.
I remember one time I had just been to the dentist and my whole mouth was numb.  You brought me a basket full of little soaps and lotions.
Another favorite was when we were at your apartment with John.  Oh man, that guy was weird!  And that room mate you had that loved candles.  They were everywhere!  I also remember playing with your Cabbage Patch Doll collection.  My favorite was the on that had a crimper and curling iron!
(I know these are just weird snippets of memories, but they make me smile!)

Thanks for all you have done for me through out my life.
Love you to the moon and back!

Monday, April 5, 2010


So I am on this new diet and it is hard with everyone else eating normal. I sit down to eat with the family and have to have something different. So I decided that I would journal on here so you can all kick my soon to be small butt if I slip up and cheat. :) I am going to be completely honest about my weight so no slams


Happy Easter Everyone!

So Excited to get gum!

David got swim goggles.

The girls all got sunglasses.

Daddy "breaking an egg" on Charly's head.

We helped the Easter Bunny fill Daddy's basket with this little creation.
12 eggs with 12 reasons we love him.

She is growing up WAY too fast!


Time to Party!

Take a good look at my neck.
And now,
a funny story.
This cutie asked me,
"Alison, what are those things on your neck?"
I said,
"Those are love bites from Uncle Nate.  Thanks Nate!"

Sweet Angel eating Deviled Eggs

Ready for an Egg Hunt

See the cute bow I made for Kota?

And Chey Chey's bows

Nate did a great job with this shot!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

April Birthdays & Celebrations

April Birthdays are:
6-  Jennifer (1973)
8-  Stacy (1980)
9-  Marissa (1998)
15-  Joie (2000)
28-  Megan (1989)
29-  McKaylee (2004)
       Charly (2006)

April Anniversaries are:
25-  Rebecca & Ben (2003)

4-  Easter

Days to Note:
15-  Tax Day

Remember to post on your family member's birthday!  Love ya!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Friendless and Frustrated

I'm about to sound like a rude and inconsiderate mother, but here goes anyway. I am really wishing I could just leave Joie with no friends and especially no sleepovers. Were we really as bad to our friends parents as the kids today are to us? This girl is rude, expects everyone to cater to her every whim, and has no respect for others. She even pretended to pass out at school today when I didn't leave work to take her and feed her. I mean really, it wasn't even time to leave. It wasn't even 3 o'clock yet. She usually doesn't even get home from school before 4, so I know she isn't getting an afternoon snack in class. She was fine and sat up and acted like nothing was wrong when I told the girls to leave her alone and her act would end, sure enough, bam, over. Then she did the same thing in the car when I told them I wasn't going to stop at McDonald's. She called her mom, who is, by the way, an hour away, because she goes to our school, and begged to be taken home because Addison and Rylie keep talking to her. I told Joie she couldn't watch New Moon, which I think is the real reason she threw a fit. She took her clothes off in the front yard, so Joie thought she could to. They did have their underwear on. But our neighborhood is not that empty that they could get away with something like that. I mean really. She has an additude and whenever Joie is with her she has an additude too. I just want this night to end, there is a reason I avoided her call for the past couple months. Okay, I'm done venting to my family. Love you all and I will see you in two months.