Monday, June 28, 2010

Amazing & Inspiring Woman

So I have been filling in at my dad's office while one of his staff members is out of town so I have not had much time to do blogging. I just wanted to post a special moment that I just had. I was reading Nancy Page's blog (she's on my sidebar) and I was catching up. I enjoyed reading about birthday parties and all the great joys and fun things going on in their lives. Then I got to the post about their angel Quinn. You can read the post by clicking here
As I read this post (and while I'm typing this) I can't stop the tears. I feel the spirit so strong whenever I have heard Nancy or anyone else speak about Quinn. Nancy pointed out some things I needed to hear. Remember the little things-take time to enjoy the joys in life. I remember attending Quinn's funeral, I had just gotten home from my 18 month mission for my church. I didn't know Nancy or Greg but I was in their ward and I know this might sound funny to some of you but I felt like I KNEW Quinn. I still to this day remember the amazing spirit I felt as we celebrated her life even though it was cut so short. She may have only lived shortly in this life but I can tell you I KNOW she has touched and continues to touch so many lives. I want to thank Nancy for her amazing strength and inspiration. She reminds me what I need to always remember-enjoy today! I know that whenever I think of Quinn (or Nancy for that matter) I will think of the little joys in my life...like drinking a fresh squeezed lemonade outside while the sun beats on my warm skin and I look back at pictures of the JOYS in my life and looking forward to the ones in the future. Thank you Nancy!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Give me GREEN...

I give you CLEAN! That is right that is my new sales pitch :) So I have just taken up cleaning houses for extra money. I used to do this job when I was a teenager. My best friend Amanda's mom and her friend Chris owned a cleaning business and they hired Manda and I to help. I have already taken on 2 houses and I am interested in some more houses. If you are interested let me know and I will give you estimates on pricing! Once again...
Give me GREEN...I give you CLEAN!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Good-Things-to-Come

I believe that all can benefit from watching this short message. It reminded me that my plans may be of good intention but not the right time. That at the appropriate time we will be blessed with what we need. I can say with all my heart that I know that this message is true in its entirety. I hope that anyone who reads this blog post will take a few minutes to be enlightened. Have a great day!!!
(Just click on Good Things to Come below and the message will pop up.)

Good-Things-to-Come

Monday, June 14, 2010

Brayden is a big boy now!

videoSo Brayden loves to say "dada". It is so cute! In fact he said it for the 1st time the night before Billy's 32nd birthday. I told him that is mine and Brayden's birthday gift to him. I hope our last child will say mama 1st. Or at least say Mama before "football" unlike Kylee. Anyways this is video of Brayden boy saying Dada. We love having this little man in our family. He is so fun! He laughs so much and loves that he is mobile. He literally goes anywhere and everywhere, even if he shouldn't be there. :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Do-A Line Style

So Mattison has been asking for a while to get her hair cut short like her cousin Gracie's. So her daddy and I said she could cut it this summer. It's summer! So today her Aunt Erin cut her hair and it looks...AMAZING!!!



So do you think she likes it. NOPE! SHE LOVES IT and so do I!!! I loved it so much I decided to copy her. Actually I got my hair cut first but I still would have had my haircut the same way. ADORABLE! Thanks a million Erin you are AMAZING!!!



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Last Day of School!

She did it, and with flying colors I might add!! We are so proud of Mattison and her great job and completing kindergarten. This is no ordinary kindergarten class. They are required to do a lot of big stuff. A lot more then I was asked to do in kindergarten. She had to memorize and assigned poem EVERY month, 10 spelling words a week, 10 NEW phonograms and review 10 phonograms a week (the 10 spelling words and 20 phonograms were tested every Thursday and then again on Friday for those who did not get 100% on Thursday's testing.) Mattison has great memory so she excelled in both these areas. At the end of the year Mattison was required to test on 70 phonogram. She not only passed but received 100%. Here is Ms. Malone presenting Mattison with a certificate of achievment for reveiving 100% on her 70 phonogram test. The principal awarded the certificate to anyone in the school who received 100%. FYI-that was a special group of students!< This is the principal (in black) presenting Mattison's teacher Mrs. McGinty at the end of the year awards ceremony. I LOVE Mrs. McGinty and would love if she taught more of my children!!She turned 5 in Nov. and she was reading by Dec. which is just amazing. Here are a few photos from the play that Mattison and all the other kindergarteners put on for their parents and grandparents (and any one else who could come). This is Mrs. McGinty again, this time she is in charge of directing all the students. As you can see Brayden was well taken care of and Mattison had a great group of fans there in person and in spirit. Thanks Nana, Aunt Tara, Ava, Kylee, Brayden, Daddy, Mommy and Aunt Ashley for coming to my play (said Mattison ha, ha).
Mattison has already asked to go back to school and she has only been out for 2 weeks. Oh boy this is going to be a long summer. :) Oh well we will just spend a lot of time swimming and enjoying time as a family. She reads by herself for at least 15 minutes a day. She is reading "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (thanks Aunt Ashley!). We are so proud of you Mattison and all you accomplished!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Activities at the Chase home

Getting in to mommy's make-up (while she is trying to clean up one of my previous messes).
Playing with friends.
Wrestling with our buddies.Flirting with the ladies!and so much more!! Then we crash hard!

Time for bed! (Thank goodness!)