Monday, June 1, 2009

My gorgeous girls.....

OK I know they're my girls and I'm their mom but I must say that these pictures are gorgeous. I can't believe how much they've grown up and the wonderful young ladies that they are. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cinderella Preliminary Pageant

For those of you out there in the blogging world that know my family well, you know that my girls and I are highly involved in the Utah Cinderella Program. This is an awesome youth development program that is done within a pageant system. The Cinderella pageant was started in 1976 and has had a large number of girls go on to compete in the Miss America system and very successful careers. As a matter of fact Demi Lovato of Disney fame started out in the Cinderella program in Texas. There are quite a number of girls that say they owe what they do now to the skills and qualities they learned by participating in Cinderella.

Well here is the reason for this post. The Iron County preliminary pageant is coming up on May 16th at Gateway Preparatory Academy in Enoch. Currently they only have about 4 contestants and it may be canceled. I would hate to see this happen. Both my girls have learned so much from doing this wonderful pageant. Before anyone starts saying "Ewe a pageant", Cinderella is a natural pageant system that looks for "real kids in real clothes". If it was a "glitz, fake tan and teeth" pageant you can be guaranteed we wouldn't be doing it. Cinderella is for girls ages 3-26. There is also a baby pageant for girls newborn to 35 months. The woman division is for women 18-26 married or single. This year Iron County is also having a Prince Charming pageant for boys ages newborn to 5 years. The categories for the pageant are interview, talent (on stage interview for ages 3-6), modeling of casual wear and party dress and photogenic. Talent can not be any longer than 2:30.

If you want any further information about it you can contact me on my blog or email. You can also check out for more information and to learn more about this great program. We love it and are in our 12th year of participation. We've made friends all over the state and consider them part of our family. So go check it out and let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Congratulations Talise!!!

Talise had her very first gymnastics meet on Saturday down in St. George. It was so much fun. She was very excited about it and so was her whole team. We have a great level 5 team and they showed it on Saturday.

Talise place 3rd on vault with an 8.5 and then 4th on beam, bars, and floor. She placed 4th in the all around with a 31.45 and the team won FIRST!!! Not bad for a first meet. Their next meet is in May up in Draper. Talise can't wait. She's got the bug now. Enjoy the pics.....

Happy Birthday Jacob!!!

Well it "baby" turned 9!!! I can't believe that Jacob is 9. Where has the time gone? It all goes so fast. We had a party for him at the bowling alley and all the kids had a great time. He's such a good kid and for the most part is pretty easy going. He does have a very big heart which gets hurt very easily....maybe too easily sometimes. But I'm glad that I'm still his hero for now. I know that will change down the road but for now I'm it. I can always count on him for hugs and kisses. Double digits next year....I don't know if I'm ready.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


It's official!!!! Kaitlyn is a Canyon View Cheerleader!! She had try-outs yesterday and found out at 8:30pm last night that she made it. She was really excited. This will be a fun year for her with new and exciting things. I can't wait to watch her at her first football game. Yes I know...proud mom syndrome!!! Congrats Kaitlyn...I love you!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring Giveaway....

So my friend Lara is having a giveaway on her blog. She's giving away one of these cute hats.

Talise just loves these and has two and about 6 different flowers to put on them. They are really fun. To enter just go to her site and you can have a chance at winning too.

You can go and check out more hats at The Crafty Moms

So go to Lara's site and The Crafty Moms so you can have a chance to win.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Something new....

We're trying something new at our house....OK not really everyone in our house...just Kaitlyn. She's going to try out for cheer and Canyon View High School. This will be something new for her considering she has been dancing her whole life and has absolutely no cheer experience. She did get a great compliment today from the advisor and is working really hard to learn the cheer part. She has the leaps, jumps, and of course the dance down. I was teasing her and saying that now she just needs to learn to talk and move at the same time. Try-outs are next Monday and she'll know Tues if she makes it. Wish her luck!!!