Monday, December 8, 2008

I'm Very Thankful...............

I don't even know where to start when it comes to listing the things I'm so thankful for! I know that we all have our trials ~ and trust me, I've had my fair share ~ but I still believe that I am one of the MOST Blessed People on the planet! I continue to be amazed at the wonderful life we all have. SO ~ I will try to list a few things I am thankful for! Some are the "typical" answers and some are "cheesy", but, hey ~ it's me.

My faith
I honestly don't know where I would be without my faith that I have a
Heavenly Father that loves me.
My man.
Barry is amazing.
My children.
Cute. Sweet. Happy.
You are an inspiration to all of us of AMAZING endurance!
Great little mom
to my beautiful granddaughters!
Loves to laugh.
Lance II
My boy
A good worker ~ A good man.
Compassionate yet strong.
Can't wait to be a mom
Loving. Kind.
A strong woman.
Always looks at the bright side of life.
Happy. Silly. Loving.
Inside and Out.
Fun loving.
AJ . Shane . Ivan
Thanks for taking care of my daughters.
Mayli Ann
Sent to save us.
Happy. Sweet. Wonderful.
Tori Lynn
Bundle of love.
Funny. Silly. Adorable.
Jaxen Ivan
Can't wait to hold you
my little grandson
Jerry & Gloria Rawlings
Dad & Mom
I love you.
Mel & Vonda Platts
Dad & Mom
I love you.
Alberta Nikolaus
I love you.
Linda Lee
My sister, My friend
Her husband, Jim
My brother, My friend
His wife, Trudy
No better people on earth.
My Family
All of them!
Nieces, Nephews, their spouses, their kids
My friends
You know who you are!
If I start listing, I know I would leave someone off!
Thank you for being my friend
My health
Had it ~ lost it ~ found it
SO thankful for my health
Angel & Buffy
Yes ~ the barking, peeing pups.
I love them too
I love to sing along.
and dance along.
Just ask my kids ~ I embarrass them regularly.
Cookies. Cinnamon Rolls. Cake.
There's nothing like baking to warm your soul
Taking a bath
Love it.
Snug as a bug in a rug
Love it.
Coke. Packed with Ice.
Love it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Countdown................

We are starting the first of the "lasts". This is Catherine at her LAST Young Women in Excellence. I'm SO SAD about it too. :-(

The middle star on the top is Catherine! The evening was really nice. All the girls were beautiful - in their pictures - and in real life!

Catherine kept shaking her head "no" at me, hoping I wouldn't take a picture, but seriously what mom could resist snapping a picture of her beautiful daughter singing at her LAST Young Women in Excellence?? Obviously, not me! I love you Cath!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I've been tagged before - but too lazy to do much! But..............

I guess I can handle pulling out the 4th picture of my 4th file of my pictures!!

This actually is one of my favorite pictures of Barry!! He was Bishop at the time and was at Girl's Camp! Can't you just see what a great Bishop he was by that smile! How blessed I am to have met this WONDERFUL man!

OOPS!! THAT was actually the 4th picture of my 3rd file! But I hate to take it off because it's so DANG CUTE.....................'s the 4th picture of my 4th file!!
At the beach, 2006. We had only been married about 3 weeks!
It took all afternoon and buckets...........and a SHOVEL to build this beautiful creation!!


Halloween 2008! Family Home Evening starts with a little healthy COMPETITION!!
Catherine & Tucker VS Barry & Lori.
YES, that is an ELECTRIC carving knife (we are very serious about this!)
ON YOUR MARK.....................GET SET.......................CARVE!
Runner up....................
Ohhhhhhhh...............Mr Evil, the scary pumpkin!
And the grand prize goes to...
Ahhhhhhhhhh...................Ms. Widow, the scary spider!

Dark and Spooky! We LOVE IT!

Ready for the annual Halloween BASH at the home of
Kirk & Toby Guthrie! Great Food - GREAT FRIENDS - a little Karaoke! Who could ask for more??!!

My man!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Catherine and I went to visit Nikki, Mayli and Tori Oct 9-12, 08. It was pretty darn cold, but we had a wonderful time!

These are some beautiful girls ready for church on a brisk Sunday morning. Catherine thought it was a little more than "brisk" as she walked home in the SNOW!

Aunt Cath brought glow sticks that the girls had a BLAST with!

Finally! A smile out of Tori! She's such a sweetheart!

Ladybug Mayli and Bumblebee Tori! They are SO ready for Halloween! BYU Princess Abby (AJ's sister Amy's little girl) is in the background!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lanny's 26th Birthday!

I Saturday, September 20, 2008 was our son Lance II's 26th birthday! Holy cow - I can't believe I have a child that old! (And since he's not the oldest, I guess that makes me WAY OLD!) AnYwAy................he was down for the week-end to see some friends and have a little good safe fun - like SKYDIVING!! He said it was a blast and he really enjoyed it! Sunday morning he came and joined us for breakfast! Catherine LOVES her brother! Lanny is such a great brother and son. I am so proud to be his mom! WE LOVE YOU LANNY!

Monday, September 1, 2008

On the way home Catherine & Tyler showed us how to get to Senaca Falls! The falls weren't running - darn it! But it was really beautiful anyway! It was a great way to end a GREAT week-end!

Labor Day / Grandma Gloria's Birthday 2008

We went to Lakeside to see my mom & dad for Labor Day week-end! Celebrated mom's 78th Birthday! (September 4th) on Saturday night with pizza and cake and LOTS of FAMILY! Fun! Fun! WE MISSED YOU Nikki, AJ, Mayli, Tori AND Megan & Ivan! So good to see the Rawlings/Morrow clan and visit! I love this video because my family used to own a Drive In Theater and my mom & dad still live on the property! This is SO cool!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Barry and I went to San Diego last week-end and met up with Kirk and Toby at their condo. We had a WoNdERfUL time! Believe it or not, we even rode bikes around down town San Diego for over an hour! AND, I never wrecked! OK - I almost ran over an old man....................but he was playing chicken with me and I'm not very good at stopping!
Barry took some good videos of all of us shopping at the Farmer's Market (which was a LOT of fun!) and also of the bike ride, but since he was behind me on the ride, I'm sure I don't have to tell you what most of the video is......................yea, you guessed it. He said it was the best view from back there. Men!

San Diego - August 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails!!!

Megan & Ivan are having a BoY ! or as Barry says, "A Man Child"!

We are all so excited and happy for Megan and Ivan! We can't wait to welcome the newest addition to our ever growing family! JaxeN Ivan HaNcOck is due to arrive right around January 19, 2009. What a perfect way to start the New Year! We love you Megan!
It's Love at First Site!
Here he is at a whopping 8 ounces!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Catherine's a SENIOR!

FIRST Day of School! CUTE!
I Can't Believe my BABY is a SeNioR!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I LoVe GiRLs CaMp!
JUNE 2008

Check out my Slide Show!

Friday, July 11, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things.................


June 10, 2006 We had the ceremony at Kirk and Toby's house, Barry's long time GREAT friends. Barry's good friend Roy Hatch married us.
Afterwards, there was a reception, complete with fried chicken, salads, chips, and the yummiest cupcakes EVER! Toby is such a great HOSTESS!

L A U G H !!

L O V E !!

F A M I L Y !


Every year Kirk and Toby have a GREAT Halloween party at their house! The food is WONDERFUL and the company is the BEST!



Beach Beauties!



Catherine & JP Prom 2009

Megan's Baby Shower!

Thanksgiving 2008

Catherine is 18!

Utah 2008