Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Chuga chuga choo choo!!

Happy Birthday Little Man! Aunt Bre and Uncle Billy and Mattie and Kylee miss you and wanted to wish you the HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY EVER!! We want you to know that we love you SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH! Aunt Bre misses snuggling you and teaching you more sign language. We hope you got lots of awesome birthday gifts. I know how much you LOVE trains so I am putting the picture of the train on here for you. Wish we could be there to give you HUGE birthday hugs. We love you little man. Have a great day and know we love and miss you so much! X O X O

Monday, September 29, 2008

Mr Handsome!

This my really good friend Jen's baby Patton. I call him Bubba! Does Bubba suit him? He is so cute and smiley to me. He loves to laugh at the kids and just watch everything. He also loves to wrestle with his daddy. Last night I was on the phone with Jen and her husband was tickling Bubba and he was laughing so hard. It was so funny. I love his little laugh. I can't wait to have my own little guy. Also I have included what I am doing with the rest of the kids while Jen and Patton are snuggling. This is my two girls and Jen's to girls taking a quick bath. There was barely any room for the small toys :). It was a fun night with Jen and her kids. We used to do it all the time but life has been crazy. Hopefully we can do it more in the future.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

You're Better than YOU know!

Last night I attended the General Relief Society broadcast. It was so uplifting and I feel like the talks were said just for me. I think it is so amazing how the spirit works. As I sat in my seat last night thinking how this is for me, I realized I am sitting in a room full of women who are probably thinking the same thing. The Spirit is what allows us to feel that personal touch of a message from our loving and eternal Heavenly Father. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf spoke such amazing things to all of the sisters. He stated quite a few things that I hope I never forget. One of those things was that if we have God on our side helping us we will not and can not fail. Also we need to not let fear over take us. We need to realize that we are GREAT. As women we critique ourselves to a fault almost. We need to be happy with who we are and what we CAN do. We still need to learn and grow through our mistakes but know that we are GOOD. We need to see ourselves as our Father in Heaven sees us and as our selfless Savior sees us. President Scott Smith of the Stake Presidency spoke briefly after and told us to know that we are GOOD and we can be a great strength to one another. I am so grateful to my dad for watching my girls so I could attend. Thanks dad!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

They can be taught!

I love this priceless picture. I love to tell the story of one of the weeks my mom went to education week. As a lot of you know I am the second oldest of 4 GIRLS! This can be a challenge for any daddy (in more than 1 area hee, hee). Anyways, one week my mom had gone to education week and dad was left to fend for himself and for 4 girls. When I mean fend for himself I am sure mom pre-made all the meals and had them in the fridge marked with what to do to serve to her little girls. :) He did great! One of the things mom couldn't pre-make for him though was getting all of us girls ready for school and having our hair done. My dad isn't a quitter though he forged on by combing our hair nice and smooth as possible. Then to make sure his great work stayed in place he... hair sprayed it! ha, ha He was so proud and so were we. So when Billy and I found out we were having a girl for the first time I thought of this precious moment with my dad coming my hair and told Billy the great story of the hair spraying incident. He laughed and said he wanted to be a dad who could at least put up a nice ponytail. So here he is coming Mattie's hair after we gave her a bath and then he puts it up. I have to tell you he does a pretty mean ponytail. On Tuesday's Mattie has preschool and I have to work at my dad's office so Billy is the one responsible for getting Mattie all ready, including her hair and he does a MARVELOUS job. Mattie's preschool teacher even commented on how impressed she was that my husband does her hair for school. Way to go babe, you are ready for your next lesson... the CURLING IRON, dundudu! (That is suppose to be the music for when something scary could be ahead hee, hee). Love you Billy thanks for being such a great daddy to our girls!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Is It done yet???

I had been trying to be domestic the other day and made a special treat for the family. I made a pumpkin cobbler and as you can tell the girls were very excited. I just that this was such a precious moment that I wanted to capture it forever. They would look in the little window then look at each other and smile. I was so adorable. Kylee is standing up by herself more and more. In fact when she stands up a lot of the time she starts to clap too and smiling like "hey look at me, isn't this cute?". :) I am sure she claps because that is usually what we do when she stands by herself to show her how excited we are. I can't believe how fast my girls are growing up. Mattie is loving preschool more that ever. Her teacher tells me she is doing really great. Yesterday Mattie was selected to do show and tell. Ms. Marcy asked that she bring something that starts with her name. When I asked Mattie what she wanted to bring she said, "My Nana & Papa!". How do you say no to such excitement. So I called Ms. Marcy and ok'd that with her. She said it would absolutely be ok. So my parents came to preschool to be show and tell. It was so cute. All kids seemed very excited to have them there. They talked about my parents home and all the animals they have and how my dad rides horses. Also about how he ropes "cows". (I was just laughing in my head when Ms. Marcy said that because I could just see in the kids minds at that very moment..."He ropes black & white cows?" :) ). So anyways I am striving to see all the joys in my everyday life and since I have been looking I am amazed at what I find. Even if it is just my girls standing at the oven door wondering when the treat will be done. Find the joys in your everyday life and you will be surprised what you find. Have a happy day!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

You are Beautiful!!

Did you know it is beautiful women month???

Below is a wonderful poem Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked to share her beauty tips. It was read at her funeral years later:For attractive lips, speak words of kindness...For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone... People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others. If you share this with another woman, something good will happen. You will boost another woman's self esteem, and she will know that you care about her.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Today I am sitting at the computer reading all of the many blogs that I follow and they all seem to have a similar theme, "Inspiration". First off I want to thank those who wrote such inspiring words on their blog to share with me and everyone else who reads their blog. I just want to keep record of a few things I have felt today and recently.
1. Live each day as if it could be your last
You never know when something may happen to you or your loved ones. If you ever get that random thought to call someone you love just to say hi, take that opportunity. You may never know why you received that feeling but please know it most likely was not without reason. I believe there is a God above who sees the greater picture and he may see that what that loved one needs is a hello call from you.
2. Prioritize
Know that it is important to chose each day what REALLY needs to be done. I know I should be picking up the house or doing the dishes or mopping my floors but I also know it is more important that I sit and read some books with my girls and read from the Friend magazine with them so we can talk about how to be more like Jesus. I know it is more important for me to teach my girls about my love for their daddy than having the clean clothes folded as soon as they come out of the dryer. I am learning that maybe I will be up a little later today because I chose to do those things with my kids or my husband but to me it is a price worth paying.
3. Taking time to fill my bucket
I have learned that for me to be a better mom I have to take time for me too. I used to feel it was sort of selfish but I have learned differently now. I know that if I don't take just a few minutes for myself each day that I will be a little less patient mother with my girls or even myself or I am more negative throughout the day. I find that even if it is only for 10 minutes to read a story from the Ensign or just laying on my bed thinking about how much I love my family that I will be a better mom for the rest of the day.
4. I AM RESPONSIBLE for MY choices
God has given us our free agency to choose. That means we have to chose ALL things for ourselves. What I mean by that is I have to chose what I am going to be in this life. How I make choices now will reflect who I am later. Now is it my choice if someone hits my car in the parking lot? No, but it is my choice how I will respond to the action. I am going to strive each day to take more responsibility for my choices. No one else can make your choices for you because in the end it is your attitude that will make the difference. I learned this important message of taking responsibility by listening to a motivational speaker. He also said the opposite of responsiblity is excuses. He said to increase your value and ability every day. "If it's to be it's up to ME!"
I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who helps me grow every day. I am especially grateful for a Savior who paid the price for me and all of my errors. Also for all of my sorrows and weakness. In the Book of Mormon in Moroni 12:27 it says "And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them."
It is ok to have those weaknesses but it is learning to be humble to make those weak things strong things strong that is important. God bless you mom's and every person who wants to be better.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Isn't she beautiful? :)

That is right this is my VERY beautiful and talented sister Tara. She is the oldest of the 4 girls in my family. She might be the oldest but she does not look like it. She actually get's mistaken for my baby sister Erin's twin all the time. Tara is a talented mom of 4 wonderful children. Her husband is a hard working firefighter and he is also doing some advanced schooling. So because Aaron is so busy with work and school that leaves Tara to do a lot of the running around with all 4 children. She is super mom though so she can do it. She runs back and forth to school, then takes the kids to their next activity. Any mom who has kids understands how the activities can add up even with just one child so could you imagine 4. Logan & Colton do sports and scouts and Gracie does a few dance classes. While she is driving them here and there she is carrying around the beautiful Ava. She is so cute :) All the kids are very good looking. Good luck with that Tara when they are teenagers :). Tara also volunteer teaches aerobics 2 days a week and is very much in to exercise and health. She just had Ava a little over 3 months ago and she looks AMAZING! She also does a lot of canning and helping the 3 oldest kids with their homework EVER NIGHT! I think doing homework with 3 kids is an exercise in and of itself. She is very involved in her kids school and helping them to learn the things they need to know to succeed in life. Tara is such a success and I don't even think she knows how much good she does for others just by being a good example. She is very involved in church and teaches in Relief Society every few weeks. I have attended a few times when she has taught and I am always impressed with how she teaches and how well she presents the message. She has such a strong testimony of God and His Son Jesus Christ which I am sure is what helps her to keep going each day. Having that testimony helps her to be the best mom she can be. I love my sister Tara very much and I want her to know that! You are beautiful Tara from the inside and the outside!! I love you!!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Honoring the Wonderful Steve!!!!

This post is to honor the AMAZING Steve! First off I just want you to know the song playing is to help you feel the mood while you read this amazing blog about Steve. Enjoy the music! :) Steve just celebrated his 26th birthday. I know you are all thinking "What? That can't be he looks great for his age." He is a very successful man. He is the kind of person who when he sets his mind to something he does it . He is uplifting to all the people he comes in contact with everyday. Steve has done so many things for such a "young guy" :) , he owned his own home before he was married to the beautiful Erin. Steve and Erin dated for a quite a while before getting married (just a note when I say a while that is by LDS standard ha, ha). They fit each other perfectly. He adores his wife and takes care of her in ways that most men can not. He is very accomplished in all he does. He has completed all the testing to become a CPA, which for anyone who does not know it is EXTREMELY difficult. He studied so diligently and he is determined to be a success. I am here to tell you now he IS definitely a success! Steve is a nut about computers and he is really good at fixing all our family computer problems without complaint. With our family that is a lot of computer problems too. I think

Erin gets annoyed that Steve has to fix all the computer problems before he gets annoyed :). Steve loves to listen to motivational speaking. In my opinion Steve could be a motivational speaker himself. He always emails the family uplifting quotes and stories just to make our days better. What a great guy, striving to make other's happier each day. He strives to see the positive in every situation. He is always willing to help others even if it is just to make them smile. He is a devoted husband, son, brother and friend! Thank you Steve for being the WONDERFUL person that you. Thank you for making all of us better people because we know you. I pray that more people will have the blessing of having you in their lives because I already know you have enriched mine and so many others. Happy Birthday Steve!! You are the man!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New Do!!!!

Time to vote!!! I need to know what hairstyle you like best. I am getting my hair cut and colored this
next week but I want to know what you think. You can take the poll on my blog and you can email me at briannechase@ymail.com. Even if there is none you like let me know or if you take bits and pieces of a hairstyle let me know. By way this is really fun if you have some extra time one day. The web site is taaz.com check it out :)

Go Bears!!!!

Go Bears! This is what Billy teaches the girls at a VERY young age as you can see. One of the first few phrases Mattie Moo said was Go Bears! and Go Ducks! (for the Univ. of Oregon). So here are the girls supporting their daddy :) The funny thing is I actually enjoy football and understand it for the most part after almost 5 years of marriage to a serious football fan! I always laugh and tell Billy that him and my Grandpa Weathersby would have gotten along great! Also my dad is pretty happy to have a buddy to watch football with. One of the funniest times in my laugh was when I was watching football with Billy and my dad and I made a interesting football comment about the play of choice or something like that. My dad looked at me like who are you and where is MY daughter! :) Billy laughed so hard and said that is MY WIFE!! Good times and great oldies!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mattie made a sailboat!!!

Here is Mattie and her preschool class. They had made sail boats made of sponges and straws and then let them float in the pool. Mattie had so much fun and told me about it the rest of the day. She is really enjoying preschool and can't wait until Tuesday to go again. If she had her way it would be at least 5 days a week! :) Ms. Marcy told me Mattie is doing really good in class and is learning . She loves to learn new things and she has a memory like her daddy thank goodness!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Are you afraid??????????

This was the question asked to me today by a patient while I was working at my dad's chiropractic office. She was asking this of me today because it is 9/11 the 7 year anniversary of the attack on our nation. I thought it was an interesting question. I knew the answer right away though, NO I am not afraid. I am able to stand today and say that I am proud to be an american citizen. I know that some horrible choices were made that day and that horrible choices continue to be made but I also know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me and my family. I know that he see's the greater picture for me. I'm not saying it is always easy but I know that all those people who lost their lives that day will have the opportunity to be with their families for eternity. I know that the most important thing for me right now is to be the person who shares this great news to people I come in contact with. I am so grateful to those men and women who fight for our freedom everyday. Their aren't strong enough words to tell them how grateful I am for their dedication to our countries freedom, my families freedom, my freedom. Especially my freedom to worship how, where and what I may. I love America and the freedom I have because I am an American!! As the famous song says "I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free and I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to ME and I gladly stand up next you and defend still today. Cause their ain't no doubt I love this land God Bless the USA!"

Monday, September 8, 2008


Here is Kylee "helping" daddy do the dishes. I think she might

actually think she is helping. I don't know that I would consider pulling everything out and daddy put's it in "help". hee, hee. Althogh I do love the sexy dishwasher in the blue shirt. How can your husband doing the dishes for you not be sexy! He is so helpful around the house and I really appreciate it especially while I have been filling in at my dad's office for the past few weeks. I only have this week left. I have had fun working but I miss being home with my baby girls!! Thanks again for doing the dishes my little helpers :)

Monkey makes a mess!!

You'll notice how Kylee is sitting in a pile of flowers. She is just sitting there playing then see's me and tries to escape then she looks up at me and smiles so big like remember I'm soooooooooooo cute! :) I was laughing so hard there was no way I could get mad with how cute she looked. The funny thing is she knew she wasn't suppose to do it and how she tries to escape like maybe mommy won't know who did this. ha, ha She is so blasted cute!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Dearest Daddy!!!!!!

My dad is better than your dad!!! My dad is the most awsome roping, riding, shooting, sports watching guy you'll ever meet. He has taught me so much about life and how to live it right. He is a great example to me and so many others. It seems like EVERYBODY knows my dad. No matter where we go if it's Costco or if it is on family vacation to the Bahamas he knows someone. He is the singles branch President and the singles love him. I hear them talk about how much they love him all the time. He invites some of them to share family dinner with us on Sunday and we have a lot of fun getting to know those he serves. Dad you really do rock and I appreciate how much you and mom have done for me and my family. I love you sooooooooooo much!!!

Girls Rock!!

This is last December with all of the girls. My mom and my sisters mean the world to me (and my dad and my little family, but this is about the girls today :) )My mom has been my best friend for as long as I can remember. I am so grateful to have the world's best mom. My sisters are all amazing. They each have taught me something throughout my life. Lots of things to be exact. I just hope they know how grateful I am to have them in my life and to have so many great friends. I could go to my sisters for anything and they would be there for me. Thanks girls for being the best mom and sisters a girl could ever ask for. Love you all very much!!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Celebrating Mattie's 1st day of school

After we picked Mattie up from her 1st day of preschool we decided to take her to get ice cream to celebrate. Do you think she enjoyed her chocolate ice cream????? ha, ha! She is just to cute especially with all the ice cream all over her face. I love you Mattie Moo!!

Mattie's 1st day of School

Yesterday was Mattison's 1st day of preschool!! Wahoo!!! This is a picture with Mattie & Mommy, Mattie with Daddy and Ky Ky and also with her preschool teacher Ms. Marcy. When we were dropping her off she was like "See you later mom and dad" running for the playground. She didn't care at all we were leaving her. Ms. Marcy told me when we picked her up "She did a great job and is very smart". I laughed and said (in my head- I know she is a smart girl like her mother :) ). We are very proud of her and how great she is already doing with school.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Inspired by Nie

I have been reading my second cousins blog. I have mentioned her and her husband who were in the plane crash. Her husband Christian is actually the one who is my cousin. Anyway I have been reading her blog regularly (all previous posts since she is still in recovery at the hospital). Today I read something on her blog that inspired me and I wanted to share it with all of you. I hope you can take something from this quote the way I have. I think it has even more special meaning coming from her and her circumstances right now.
"Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments.{or if I could enter here-the basket-head mother syndrome} She said: “The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less”(Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11).

My hope is to live eachday for what it is a gift from my Heavenly Father. I love my family and don't want to take any moments with them for granted. Thank you Nie for your inspiration and example.