Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so thankful for so many things! I was very grateful to be able to spend Thanksgiving with my family. We had so much fun! We had a shooting compitition. We shot clay pigeons and ballons. The kids had a blast. We each got 5 shots. The best out of 5 won. I am so proud of my man, he got 5 out of 5!!!!! he beat out all of my brothers, brothers in law and my dad! He doesn't even shoot that much, but has a huge talent for it! I always love spending time with my family. We have such a great time together. I am so grateful that they are a huge part of my life!

The family hanging out after dinner

Celebrating moms birthday!

My Sweetie!
Ben, Sarah, and Zac! They are best buds!
Some of the kids trying to make a shot.
Lance after his perfect shots!!!!
Always the poser!!!
La and me!

Getting ready to start the games!

David Archuleta Concert!

Lexi was thrilled to be able to attend the David Archuleta Concert with her Uncle John, Aunt Kindra and her cousin Aria. She was even more excited to be able to go back stage and meet him! Her uncle John produced some of his songs for a couple of albums, so he was kind enough to invite Lexi to the concert. She was so excited and even decorated a T-shirt especially for him!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sister weekend in Seattle!

I got to spend the weekend in Seattle with 2 of my sisters, Tricia and Dani! Tricia and her husband cody and their baby Max, moved to Seattle about 2 months ago. Cody is going to Grad school up there. My sister Dani (who is a travel agent) treated me to a trip with her to see Trish. The reason why she was so nice to do this is that I helped her paint her new basement! I loved this payment!!! It was so good to see Trish! I miss her so much! We also got our hair done. I REALLY miss her for that!!!! She showed us some beautiful sights. It was really cold, but we still had a great time. The only thing that would have made it the best, is if our sis Melissa could have been with us. She just couldn't get away this time. I want to make it a tradition for us as sisters to get away one weekend a year!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy 12th Birthday Lexi!

Happy 12th Lexi!

Lexi celebrated her 12th birthday on Oct. 21st. I can't believe that my baby is 12. She is the joy of our lives. We weren't blessed with quantity but quality! She has such a wonderful spirit about her and is so much fun to be around. She has great friends and is loving her school this year. She is so excited to be going into young womens. I remember so clearly going into yw's. I can't believe that I have a child that is old enough to be going.

We had a family party on her official birthday. She got to get out of school for half the day and Lance and I took her to Boondocks. That night we had family come over for cake and ice cream. She loves having her cousins around her, she then feels like she has a lot of siblings. Friday night she had a friend Fashion Show Party! They came ready to stut their stuff. We had a run way for the girls and took pictures. They got to then make a portfolio of themselves to take home. I made purses for all the girls to have (I had so much fun doing those)! They ate chocolate fondue, and just had a blast! I think that she had a great birthday week!!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day

Lexi decided that she wanted to go bowling on Labor day. Lance and I kind of have a love, hate relationship with any kind of competitve sports. I am a very competitive person, so from the first time we went bowling or mini golf or any kind of game like those, my fiery self comes out. over the years, I have mellowed out. I used to kick his butt, whenever we would go play, (just kidding)! Lexi has definetly taken after us in the competitive spirit. She does not like to lose, but who does!!!! We had a great time. Our first game Lance won with 133 , I came in second with 113, and Lexi got 106. Our second game I won (woo, hoo) with 129, Lance with 118, and Lexi got 79!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Last days of Summer!

We spent the evening up at Thistle. Melissa, Dan and the boys were in town for the Holiday weekend. We had fun hanging around the fire, and just being with family.

Lexi enjoying Melissa's yummy dutch oven cooking

Melissa and Zac.

All the kids playing with their fun toys. They got so dirty! They were all rolling around in the dirt. I guess that's what you get when you have a bunch of boys!

Lance and I hanging out together in front of the fire. There is nothing like an open fire!

Dani and La! The Two birthday girls!!!

Like father, Like daughter! Lexi is a natural when it comes to shooting a gun. Grandpa showed her how to sight a gun and she hardly missed a shot!

All the kids trying to hit all the pop cans in the tree!

This was in August, up at Thistle. I had to concentrate really hard to hit the target. Not as good a shot as Lexi and Lance!

Lexi and Max! He sure loved hanging out in the dirt and getting dirty!

Grandpa and Max! I think that Pa is going to miss this little guy now that they have moved to Seattle. These two have really bonded, since they have lived with grandma and grandpa!

Max on the tractor! He loved this thing. Everytime he looked at it he would just start laughing and getting so excited!

Lexi, with her two good friends, Ryley and McCall, and her cousin Aria! We spent the day at her uncle John and Aunt Kindras house swimming in the pool. They spent hours in there and still didn't want to get out!

Lance, Lexi, and her grandma and grandpa Hancock on their campout. I didn't get to go because of being sick, but they seemed to have a great time!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

6th grade here we come!

I can't believe that my baby is in 6th grade!!! It seems like only yesterday that we were taking her to the first day of kindergarten. Lexi is going up so fast. It seems like the last couple of months she has changed so much. I couldn't be more proud to be her mom. She is such a good girl. She cares so much about people and making sure that we are happy. Lexi is a very sensitive girl. She is very aware of the things that she should and should not be doing. I really think that she was born with a keen sense of what is right and wrong. I am so proud of her and her decisions. Because we were only blessed with one child, I think that God gave us one of the best!!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mid-Life Crisis?

I don't know if I am going through some kind of mid-life crisis, but I decided to get crazy (at least crazy for me). My sister Tricia, who does hair, is moving to Seattle in a couple of weeks. She came over to my house to do everyones hair one last time. My sister-in-law Jolea decided that she wanted to go Red, and when I saw her hair I fell in love! My sister encourged me to be brave and look what I did!!!! She wouldn't let me see it until she had it cut and styled. I was so shocked that I screamed and my heart was beating like crazy. I think it is going to be awhile before I look in the mirror and wonder who is looking back at me! I needed to do some kind of change. I guess I got it!!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Stud Muffin!!!

My husband is a Stud! We had an Elders Quorum party tonight where we shot shotguns and had dutch oven cooking! It was so much fun. Lance did such an awesome job, he won the "spam" award. I couldn't believe how well he did! I got lucky on my first time up and got a clean shot off! My luck went down from there. I did end up getting another, but not like my hubby! A fun time was had by all!

Neco's surgery

Our poor little Neco had to have surgery! It was such a crazy thing too. He started limping one day and not putting any weight on his front paw. We tried to see if there was anything stuck in it, but couldn't see anything. We ended up taking him to the vet, who told us that it was a fox tail weed that had worked it's way up in his paw. He tried to get it out, but it was to far in. They ended up having to put him out to get it. Poor Neco was drugged up pretty good. He was out of it for a good day! He would run into something and then just stand there! We would physically have to go move him! We got a good laugh out of it! He is now on the mend.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Celebrating 14 years!!!!

Lance and I celebrated our 14th anniversary on the 28th of July! I can't believe how the time has flown. It seems like only yesterday that we were dating. I could not have married a better man than Lance. He is such an amazing person and treats me with so much love. He is always putting me first in everything he does. He always remembers all the important dates, (better than me)! He loves our family more than anything and always wants what is best for us. He is the best dad ever to Lexi! She has him wrapped around her finger. He is always saying that someday she won't want him around, so he is taking advantage of this time with her. Lance and I are the best of friends! I couldn't ask for a better companion! (Next year it's Hawaii)!!!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Congratulations La!

Dad, Melissa and Mom
Debbie, Melissa and Tricia

Debbie, Tana (our childhood friend), and La

We had a wonderful day today with my sister Melissa. She went through the temple for the first time. What a neat experience it was for her and for our family. I am so happy for her and for her decision to go to the temple. I love my sister so much! We have been so close our whole life. She is just 10 months older then me. My mom raised us kind of like twins. Melissa is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. She loves everyone and never judges or speaks ill of anyone. I couldn't be more proud to be her sister! I love you sis!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cousin Reunion 2009!

Me and my honey

John and Azur, saying don't bug me!!!!

Lance trying to protect his head from the sun, with Azur's hat!!!!

Adria and Solamon, he was my buddy for the weekend!

Mikes beautiful swan dive!

Riley showing off his flipping ability!

Colin back flipping for us

Haley and her beautiful pike dive!

Lexi hanging in the pool.

We just had Lances cousin reunion this weekend. His cousins came from Idaho and stayed with us for a few days. We spend all day Saturday at John's house in his pool! It was so hot that we needed the water to keep from frying! We always have a blast with everyone! They are so much fun to be with and such a close family. Thanks for a great weekend!