Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Decorating the Tree

My husband got home from NM last weekend and decided it was time to get out the Christmas tree.  It wasn't the first thing I wanted to do when he got home (I was hoping for a shower and a break) but I knew he was right and the girls loved it.  We only did the top of the tree instead of the full 6 foot tall tree.  We only have so much time and Doug had to leave for his meeting.  I love this picture of Doug and the girls.  I'm grateful for my husband for pushing me to do things even when I don't feel like it. 

12.4.08 Dad, Alise and Brynn decorating the tree

 12.4.08 Chloe Kae, Alise and Dad decorating the tree


The way Alise is looking at Doug is so cute.



Chloe's has a beautiful smile.  It's contagious

12.4.08 Chloe Kae Chlarson 003


12.4.08 Chloe Kae Chlarson 007 Chloe's not much help decorating.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Random Pictures

I was downloading the pictures on my camera and came across these pictures that Doug took.  He is such a good Dad.  Our girls love him to death.  I love the pictures of Brynn feeding Chloe.  Of course Doug has them on top of the table doing it...the most dangerous place. hehe  Then the girls watching their morning cartoons...followed by a picture of Brynn and Leesee's "beautiful castles" made with blocks and books.  My girls are such good friends.  I hope they stay that way!

Some of the many reasons I love Doug...he doesn't worry about the small stuff and is always involving our girls in what he is doing. I wish I were as good at that as he is.  I love the way he loves our girls and the time he spends with them. 

 11.22.08 how long are you going to let this happen 

11.22.08 Brynn has a lot of concentration

11.22.08 Are you serious Dad...where is mom 11.23.08 Brynn and Alise in the morning watching hurts to smile

11.29.08 one of the many cool castles Alise and Brynn made lately

12.6.08 Chloe, Brynn and Alise I love the foot kicking Alise in the face.  Too funny! 

12.6.08 the girls feeding This is Doug's idea of feeding Chloe a bottle.  lol  The girls love to do it but I don't know how much Chloe actually gets in her belly.  I started to wean her last weekend.  I've decided I would like my body back and my hormones to go back to normal.  Under our current living circumstances I think this is best for all involved.  lol  I nursed Brynn for 6 months, Alise for 9 and Chloe 8 months.  It's as good as you're going to get Chloe.  :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

This year we stayed in Snowflake and had dinner at my mom's. Everybody but Valee and Dustin (they live in TX and should be here for Christmas yay!) were there. It was yummy food and we enjoyed seeing everybody. We always have many things to be grateful for...especially this time of year. I'm grateful to my Heavenly Father that has blessed me with so much...I try to live worthy of everything He has blessed me with. Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Halloween 2008

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A cowgirl, a baby with a boo shirt on and a cat.  I know I'm a little behind but I say better late than never.  :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Alise's new hair

11.7.08 Alise showing her new hair style

11.7.08 Alise's side profile showing her new hair

11.7.08 Alise's new hair cut 

11.7.08 Alise Dawn showing off her new hair I think this is a face of a satisfied customer!


My friend Mimi Connolly and I were hanging out and bored.  We had our 50 girls running around us...ok 7 not 50....close enough!  I looked at Lise Alise 10-6-08....






and said....Let's cut her hair!  Mimi was so excited, she said she was just waiting for me to ask for months.  Poor Lisee has the thinnest stringy hair.  I think Mimi did a good job. 


She's open for business!  243-4435  She'll be so happy I put that on my blog.  :)     lol     This is a picture of Mimi. 

Mimi Connolly


11.8.08 Brynn in her soccer gear Brynn's first year of soccer was a success despite many collisions with others.  A few tears and assurance she was ok.  It was so much fun to watch her play.  She was usually the smallest but just as aggressive as any of them. 

 Brynn, age 5 playing in her first soccer game

Brynn's soccer team age 5 11.1.08 My cousin Lyndsay Lyman was Brynn's coach and did such a good job.  Brynn loved being on Colby and Ellie's team....they were in preschool together so they already knew each other well.

September 2008 what a serious soccer player Brynn is! Look at that tuff athlete face!  :)

September 2008 019 Alise having a drink with Brynn during a break.

Chloe 5 months at Brynn's soccer game Chloe cheering from the sideline.

Torri, Grandma Rhonda and Alise watching Brynns soccer game Cousin Torri Tenney and Grandma Rhonda holding Alise on the sidelines.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Alise broke her arm

Alise fell off the bunkbed ladder (for the 3rd or 4th time...she doesn't learn from her mistakes, obviously). This time did the trick...she broke her arm. I thought that is was just a spranged wrist because it didn't swell or bruise and she still could use it...sometime with no pain. I think she must have a high tolerance for pain. I didn't take her to the Dr. until 8 days later...Doug didn't think it was broke either and said he was just pacifing me to take her in and make sure if it was broke or not. My first thought after she fell was that she broke it but then she didn't respond like I thought she would...gotta trust our first instincts!

These are the pictures of getting the cast on and then finally getting it off (what a pain in the butt the cast is during bath time!)....of course the coveted sucker at the end. :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

So my husband has been working in New Mexico building a home for a month now. He will be working there for 2 or 3 more months. He works there during the week and comes home on the weekend. This is bitter sweet because we need the work and I'm very grateful for it...however, I'm not very good and being a single mom to a 5, 3 and 6 month old. It seems I never get anything done anymore and all I do is break up fights (between Brynn and Alise) and feed kids/babies. I know I am blessed and I have a lot to be grateful for but a break would be nice sometimes. This is why I don't post very much is not always good or pretty. It's life and we are all just trying to do our best and enjoy it along the way. It's just hard to enjoy it sometimes.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Brynn's first day of Kindergarten! :( :)

I can't believe my first baby is old enough to go to school! It has been a bitter sweet experience. I forgot my camera when we took Brynn to school the first day (it was just the parents orientation) so my sister in law Megan took these pictures at the school for me...Thanks Meg! Brynn and Jace, her son, are in the same class... Mrs. Romney. Brynn has been ready for school for a long time. She loves to learn and seems to pick up on these pretty quick. I took some pictures of her and Brooke (I was watching Brooke for Star because she had an appointment in the valley) waiting for the bus to pick them up for school. They were so excited and not very patient waiting for the fifteen minutes later than they said. It was crazy for me...watching Brynn get on a big ol' bus. It just didn't seem right. The letting go process begins... It's just soooo hard!

Beautiful Brynn

Cousins...Jace and Brynn Chlarson

Brooke and Brynn talking about what they talk about...

My girls and Brooke

Brynn getting on the bus for the first time....I started to cry and all these cars were there probably laughing at me... lol

Brynn's Joseph play July 2008

I have been slacking on my blog lately! Having three young kids has thrown me off a little. Anyway...Brynn did the Joseph play in July. They had practise once a week for a couple months to learn the music and then the week prior to the show it was every day for three hours to learn the dancing. Then the shows itself were 2 hours twice a day. I thought I would be having to drag her there by the end of it because she is only 5 and her attention span is only so long. I was wrong...she loved doing it. All of it! I didn't have to force her to go to practises of the performances once. It was so fun going to the performances and watching her. She was so good! She is so precious. They wouldn't let us take pictures of the performance but I got a few at home and at the auditorium...

Colby Lyman and Brynn

Brynn and a few of the kids in the show...they were all so sweet with her.

Brynn waiving on the float...she looks so cute in this picture. The little boy 2 kids to the left of Brynn fell off the float about a minute after this picture was taken...Notice he has long blonde hair and a green shirt like Brynn...Doug thought it was Brynn (it freaked him out) when he went to get Brynn off the float. The kid ended up being ran over by the float and it broke his pelvis. He was airvacked to Flagstaff I think. The parents don't have insurance so the whole thing was pretty sad. He's ok now.

Brynn doing some of the dance moves from the play.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I saw this on my friend and my sister's blog and it looks like lots of fun, so play along with me!

Here is how:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember.

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory of you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Monday, July 28, 2008

24th Celebration

Brynn and Baylee Lewis... good friends/cousins

Briley Lewis, Brynn & Baylee cute!

Brynn is waving on the float. LOL I love this picture, she is so cute.

Logan Brewer, Alise & Jessee Brewer

Alise Dawn...loving the parade