Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I couldn't get our Christmas card to download onto the blog
so you just get the picture....sorry.
Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!
Love the Daley's

Monday, December 6, 2010

My not so little man!

So today you get a picture of my little man. He tells me everyday that he is now taller than me.
I think I am in denial because I don't (want to) believe it!
I do know how lucky I am to be his mom.
that is probably more than I am allowed to say so I had better go

Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Little Miss....

We had our family pictures taken not too long ago. I don't want to give away the surprise of how they turned out yet ...for all of you that are getting them for Christmas... but here is a teaser.
Cute, I KNOW!

She is growing up way too fast!!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Have I mentioned before that I LOVE being and Aunt?
Well I do and here is one little reason why...
Baby Jaerica
around 5 months

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Trav of all people has been on my case to update the blog.I didn't think it had been that long until... I logged in and found 4 "drafts", I don't know why they didn't post??? So if you want to you can scroll down and find them :)
They are hit and miss throughout a few weeks...sorry

Friday, November 26, 2010

One of my favorite traditions is Black Friday! I have gone for as long as I can remember... this year I was lucky enough to take Tyler. She was SOOOOO EXCITED.

This year they switched it up on us and "Black Friday" actually started on Thursday night ( I am still on the fence if I like that or not???)
So Tyler and I left at 10 pm.... I was a little nervous about Tyler being able to stay up all night,I should know better than to worry about her, If she thinks she can she WILL!
It was freezing COLD and on the way down the canyon, and we were talking about how we would stay warm, when we turned the bend in the road and got greeted by a BIG bull moose,(Thankfully we didn't hit him) apparently he didn't know a bunch of Crazy women were driving down the canyon! We didn't see him on the way home so he must have gotten off the road safe!
We made it safely to Mod Bod, Wal-Mart, Aero, Denny's, Kohls, Target, Wal-Mart again and Bed Bath & Beyond... I was POOPED! But not Tyler she is a stinkin DIE HARD!
I finally told her we had to go home before I couldn't drive anymore. When we left Provo it was 18* not warm by ANY means but as we headed up the canyon the temp DROPPED!!
Tyler was on “deer duty” (…she doesn’t like how they are ALWAYS standing in or by the side of the road) But with one eye looking out for deer she had one eye on the thermometer. By the time we got home A little after 7 am it was -3.6* YIKES TOO COLD!!!!
However when we got home Trav had the electric blanket on and the house nice and warm!Tyler didn’t wait 2 seconds to climb in and she was OUT!!! The entire time we were gone she was bright eyed and so talkative but the second we got home that was it for her… she didn’t move a muscle for 6 hours!
We had a wonderful LONG Thanksgiving…. I am so grateful for my family, friends, the gospel, good health, traveling safety, and work! We are truly blessed!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma Ina Mae!!!

We love you and are so very grateful for you!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

we have had ALL kinds of viruses at our house this week.
First, Tyler had some weird fever thing going on, she had a high fever every night for a while (it has been a tough year on her already) I think Tyler and Grandma are competing to see who can catch everything first and have it for the longest!
Then we got some crazy computer virus that took Trav 3 days to get it off our computer. Umm... we are truly sorry if we sent you any yucky e-mail!
But, I think everything and everyone is virus free for a min…
knock on wood!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The teenage years can be tough!!!
for everyone

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."~ Christopher Robin to Pooh. (mom to her little man)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Basement is 90% finished!!
We finally have carpet, now all we need to do is finish the salon and a few little things.
Trav has got his office set up down there and is enjoying it. He is a little sad to give up his theater room for an office but, you do what you gotta do.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

Happy Halloween!

Doesn't she look TERRIFIED???

He he he....having fun

Homemade goodness!

This is right before we went to the trunk or treat....
Other than Tyler getting the flu and throwing up all the way home.( poor baby) It was a pretty good day!


Man, where has the time gone???
Here are just a few things we have been up to

Kamas pool with friends over fall break
Boys practicing their Karate
Tyler was a lunch helper
She also had fun making her dad a Mohawk
Tyler got this for her Birthday and
she begs me every day to just let her take it to the bus stop. She doesn't even take the bus
but she is SURE she could make a killing there!
We have also been cutting wood, tons and tons of wood,(Why don't we have pictures of that?)
and finishing our basement.
We are hoping to set up Trav's office down there SOON! This working at the kitchen table is NO fun for anyone!
We are almost there,the carpet is getting installed THIS week.... HOORAY!

Friday, October 15, 2010

So last night was AWFUL!!!
Poor grandma got so sick, I felt awful for her! She was throwing up everywhere every 20 mins or so, it was heartbreaking! And even though I felt terrible that didn’t stop my OCD germaphobic self from kicking it in to high gear!
Trav and I were snuggled up by the fire talking about how sad it was. When I told him we had to open all the windows and cool this place off so that it would kill all the bacteria, never mind that we had already gone through a entire can of Lysol… Hey it even says right on the can “only kills 99.9%” (ok maybe it doesn’t say ONLY… but that is what they mean) so I needed to hurry and get rid of the other .1%
Needless to say it was a very long night … poor grandma didn’t stop throwing up until around 4 am and we all froze our behinds off all night (it will be a small price to pay if no one else gets sick. RIGHT?) And this morning Tyler and I went at it with the bleach…. It is kind of nice to have a sidekick who understands.
Now all we can do is pray no one else gets sick!! PLEASE!

And for the record... YES I know it is not normal to freak out over germs!
And YES I know I go a little overboard when someone does get sick!
And YES I have tried to just let it go (note that I was snuggling on the couch with Trav for a while before I just couldn't take it anymore)
But even knowing all that, I still can’t just NOT do something!!!!
I Know I need help….

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Well~ I have survived the last 2 weeks! HOORAY!
Here are a few things I like about my new job…
(For those of you who don’t know, I am working for Wasatch School District)
~ I love that I get go and come home from school with Tyler every day, and Brayden is just a playground away! I am sad that they aren’t in the same school anymore… I miss him!
~ I get to eat lunch with her everyday (if I want to)
~ I get to work with REALLY good (school) kids… I have 1st and 4th graders.
~ I love that I can still take my kids to ALL their after school activities…. Heck they don’t even know anything has changed… BIG BLESSING!
Things I am still trying to adjust to…
~ The way some people send their kids to school…. REALLY??? My heart breaks at the lack of care some kids get…. SHAME ON LAZY PARENTS!!!!!
~ Working 5 days a week…. Yes, I know it is only 5.5 hours a day… but still
~ How school lunch smells… no wonder Tyler takes a lunch every day! YUCK!
~ And not getting to go hang out with my CB&T friends every Friday….. I MISS them!
But all-n-all it has been a good two weeks!
Trav update- Most of you already know but here it is anyway…
He has decided to start his own company (yes, we know there are some of you who don’t think this is a good idea, and if it ends up not working at least he tried. Plus what is it to you anyway???) And he has been doing really well (I knew he would) I just hope it stays busy for him, so he doesn’t drive himself crazy! I know this is a slow time of year normally and just starting up it might be even slower than usual. But don’t worry I have MANY projects that he can do around the house during his down time. (I am hoping that my salon will be finished by the end of this year ; ) We are learning that starting your own company takes LOTS of faith, discipline, hard work and MONEY!!! We have 3 of the 4, so I guess we aren’t doing too badly!
Thanks for all of the prayers on our behalf this last month.
I thank my Heavenly Father every day for blessing us with such wonderful friends and family.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

HE DID IT!!!!!!

Trav rode in the Heber Valley Century Ride with his friend Aaron....
They did AMAZING!!!!! This was them just after they completed the 102 mile ride.
they did it in about 7 hours :)
Doesn't he look HOT after that long ride?
in every sense of the word :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Have you ever been on one of those rides that spin and whip you around so wildly that when you get off you are not sure which way is up or down?
Well that is how these last few weeks have felt…Wildly out of control!
A few weeks ago Trav came home to tell me that his company that he has been working for for the past 5+ years (and the reason we moved to Heber) was laying off ALL employees. PERFECT...and then to top off our challenging day, that night Grandma fell off the toilet and cut her arm all up and hurt her foot pretty bad.
After I finally got grandma back to bed I laid there thinking… and realized that I have all I will ever need. My family is my EVERYTHING. They are what bring joy and happiness to my life, not money, things, or hobbies. I suddenly felt the weight of this crazy world lifted off my shoulders. As I laid there in the dark next to my eternal companion, the love of my life, I knew at that very moment we can and will get through this together and come out of it stronger than before.
I have had lots of people say “well aren’t you just so mad that you moved to Heber and now this happened?” I am surprisingly NOT mad… I know what we went through when we made the decision to move to Heber. I know all the prayers, tears and faith that went into it. It’s not like we just moved up here on a whim. The lord knew where we needed to be. While it has NOT been easy I KNOW we have been blessed.
Jeffrey R. Holland said, "When suffering, we may in fact be nearer to God than we've ever been in our entire lives. That knowledge can turn every such situation into a would-be temple. Regarding our earthly journey, the Lord has promised, 'I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up' (D&C 84:88). That is an everlasting declaration of God's love and care for us, including--and perhaps especially--in times of trouble."
I have a truly amazing husband who is faithful, strong, honest, and one of the hardest working people I know. He honors his priesthood and treasures his role as a father and a husband. And I know the lord is aware of this as well.
We are grateful for all the prayers, well wishes and all of the opportunities that have come our way.

Friday, September 17, 2010

My baby is 9….. Sniff sniff!
A very Happy Birthday to my FAVORITE Little Miss in the entire world!

Love you Tyler, hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tyler loves to make lunches at our house (today it was Trav's lucky day but she is constantly making a surprise lunch for someone) and you can ALWAYS tell when she has because you find these ALL over the house...
This one was on the bathroom door
Sorry~ I don't know why this one won't let me post it straight but I have given up!
This one was on the fridge

and then on this note she taped a quarter on so he could get a treat!
I just love her!
Her lunches are some of the best I have ever had and I am NOT just saying it because I am "the mom" I really mean it!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

And the rain just keeps on coming.....

So after a VERY long day, we finally got to go to bed around midnight. Then at around 1 am this morning I hear a very loud crashing sound coming from grandma's bathroom... NEVER a good thing! Well this was no exception....
2:02 am we finally get her bandaged and back in bed
2:13 am I finally get back to bed (so I can stare at the walls and think)
2:47 am last time I looked at the clock until....
4:41 am get up to help grandma to the bathroom, her foot is hurting her
5:20 am Trav's alarm goes off
5:27 am alarm goes off AGAIN
5:34 am Trav finally drags himself out of bed (poor guy)
5:52 am Trav leaves for work only a little late
6:15 am Brayden's alarm goes off
6:30 am Tyler gets up
7:15 am Brayden leaves for school
8:18 am Pick up neighbor girl and head to school
8:25 am Drop off at school
8:38 am drive by the gym.... feel guilty as I keep on going ( sorry gym)
8:43 am get home to find grandma sleeping...
8:45 am I climb back into bed and take a little nap... I know LAZY!!
9:58 am door bell rings.... DANG IT!!!
I am REALLY hoping the rest of the morning goes a little better :)
3:03 pm update~ we now get to take grandma to the DR.'s to see if she fractured her foot...Poor Grandma!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

‎ So we are only 3 days into Brayden being a teen and he is already having girls call and hang up, leave "tween" girl giggling messages, crazy text but the BEST comes from Tyler! She informed us at dinner tonight that "it has happened… his frontal lobe has shut down and he can NO longer make a good decision"
Let me give you a quick rundown of this odd but true (to her anyway) comment…they saw a program about teens on the Discovery Channel a few months ago.(so you know it MUST be 100% true) The whole frontal lobe shutting down when you become a teen thing REALLY freaked her out.
She came to me that night and told me she didn’t EVER want to be a teenager! She didn’t want her brain shut down so she couldn’t think straight. Yes~ this IS Tyler’s worst nightmare! So for weeks she has been worrying/watching him like a hawk, waiting for any sign that his brain is about to shut down. Well, tonight at dinner he dropped something and then made some comment about losing his mind and that was all it took!
Poor Brayden… Isn’t he lucky to have a sister that care so much about his frontal lobe!
But don't you worry she has assured him she will be sure to tell him everything to do from now on… you know since he can’t make any rational decisions on his own anymore.
I tell ya Brayd’s luck just keeps getting better and better!

Friday, September 3, 2010

So~ I made this ridiculous promise... I would not get all emotional on Brayd's birthday (yeah right ... I know! So I am writing this a few hours early ...just in case!) I am just going to keep it short, It is the only chance I have at keeping my promise!
So here I go ...

Happy Birthday to my FAVORITE little man!

I hope you have the best day ever!

Thank you for being such a good boy to your mom and for still letting me “tuck” you in every night.

Thanks for always making me laugh and for trying so hard to be such a good example to everyone around you!

You are the bomb diggity for sure!

Knuckles dude, mom

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It is our lucky weekend :)

Ok~ so are you ready for the BEST news ever?!? I just found out that we get to watch my adorable little niece this weekend, and YES that includes over night!!! We are so EXCITED we can hardly stand our selves!!!! Thanks Porter and Jenessa! Have I mentioned that I just LOVE being an Aunt?
Stay tuned for pictures of our fantastic time with her!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Well ~I wish I could report that we had a GREAT start to the new school year...
but that was not the case!
It was a Horrible morning and I had to leave 2 kids in tears,
however I do NOT owe Tyler a dime!
I didn't shed a tear ....until I got home! This was before the chaos... Yes, I know Tyler's hair is in rollers
(she starts an hour and 20 mins after he does)
Doesn't he look handsome...
but to little to be in Jr High??

This was hair do #1
Not lovin' it so she had me change to...

Hair do # 2!
She likes this MUCH better (and so do I)
so for once I was happy to redo it :)

This is the back. If I say so myself she has BEAUTIFUL hair!
I am on pins and needles for them to get home... I can't wait to hear about their day!
I have been praying for the last 5 hours that is going better than this morning.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Clothes picked out.....Check.
Back packs ready......Check
Lunches packed....... Check.
Back to school blessing given....Check
So I guess they are ready to start a new school year...
But am I?????

Saturday, August 21, 2010

School clothes fashion show....

ATTENTION: I guess the last post I put up didn't get published... so check out the one after this one :) Sorry! I don't know what happened... it's just me.

The pictures didn't turn out so great(and I didn't want a re~do) but, the kids had fun and look great! So, I guess that is all that matters right?

Monday, August 16, 2010

He is enrolled!!! Yep, we went and got Brayden all signed up for Jr High! It only took 2 hours and 40 mins and cost a measly $183.00, but now he is ready to go... I am NOT sure how I feel about that :)

Part of the reason it took so long is that they get their school pictures taken and their ID cards issued. Brayden was THRILLED to see how much he had changed from last year… I however swallowed hard and tried to ignore the booth that said “85% of kids all kids that drink and do drugs start in Jr. High” YEP, exactly what I wanted to hear! So for the rest of the hour+ I reminded what would happen to him if he chose to be in that 85%. And just like Brayden who is use to his CRAZY mom he just smiled gave me a hug and said “Oh mom you worry too much”! REALLY???… well then prove it! I WAS excited however that he still will give me a hug in public… Had to swallow hard again! I have a feeling I will be doing a LOT of that in the next few weeks… I have promised to NOT cry when I take him to his first day of Jr. High (which by the way Tyler is totally betting against me… stinker) And I also promised I would TRY not to cry when I tuck him in on his last night as a “tween” and again that morning when he wakes up an OFFICIAL teenager. I am with Tyler …. I am doomed!!! I am NOT an emotional person UNTIL it comes to my kids and then I am a mess! I am thankful for everyday I get to watch them grow up and I have actually LOVED all of the stages we have gone through. It is NOT that I don’t want them to grow up … because I do! I can’t wait to see what they will do as adults, the kind of spouse/parents they will become… I just want them to SLOW IT DOWN!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

WELL… we have officially been living in Heber for a year! Some days I can’t believe it has already been a year and others I feel like it has been FOREVER! Last year at this time I remember feeling so over whelmed with the unknown and change… I so know better … I guess I got exactly what I should have expected… A nice heaping helping of “I didn’t say it was going to be easy … only worth it”. First it started out with health problems and with every Dr. visit something else would come up, and because we had moved, this meant new Dr.’s in unfamiliar places. NO FUN!!! I had to stop taking Tyler with me because one Dr. scared her silly. But like with all things, some good came out of it… like new ideas, test and perspectives. A blessing indeed! Then we had the whole Grandma thing not too long after we moved up here (Grandma was one of my BIGGEST worries about moving up here) Again, a BLESSING! I have known for a while that it was NOT in her best interest for her to be living by herself, but she is stubborn (gee, wonder where I get it from) and she swore she wasn’t moving except to the cemetery… Yes she would tell us those EXACT words! So I was actually kind of relieved when the Dr.’s told her she couldn’t live by herself anymore and I didn’t have too. I did feel bad for her having to leave her home, friends and independence behind. And I am not going to lie it was/ still is a MAJOR adjustment for our whole family, but the blessing keep on pouring in and we are so thankful she is with us. But undoubtedly I think the hardest thing we have had to deal with this year is Aunt Shel dying… MY poor sweet like kids who loved her so much! It breaks my heart to listen to Tyler tell me how she feels like nobody remembers them anymore… she was ALWAYS so good at coming to everything; school plays or concerts, baseball games, Birthday parties (even when she would have to drive for 11 hours to be there) anything that was important in their little lives she would be there for. And when she couldn’t be there they would get mail/out of control care packages for every occasion. But this too has brought blessing… lessons that can only be learned at times like these.
I know I have said this a MILLION times and I still mean it… I HAVE THE BEST FRIENDS EVER!!!!!!!!!
I think moving has made me appreciate this even more than I did before. I have always been blessed with the BEST friends, but this year they have turned into Angles from above! I can’t even count the hundreds of miles/ hours traveled to: take me to lunch on a bad day, stock my freezer full of meals, support my kids in the things that they are doing, pick up/ drop off kids, help move TWICE, help paint/pick out house stuff and anything else that comes up. They are ALWAYS there through the good, the bad and the ugly. I will never be able to thank them enough! It has really made us realize who we truly are important to… actions speak louder than any words! P.S. to all of my friends who have supported us through phone calls, “chatting”, blogging and kind letters …Thank you my cyber angels :)
Even though it has been a difficult year I would sum it up as a good one.
Trav and I are still madly in love, our kids (and grandma) are happy and healthy, and for us there is still no place we would rather be than together….
EVEN in Heber!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I am doing a Pantry Secrets white bread class on Thurs. Aug 19th at 7 pm. If you are interested in attending Please call me so I can reserve your spot… they go FAST!!!!! If you don’t think it is worth the drive to Heber (which BTW it is, but I understand) I am willing to Host a class at your house. HOWEVER, there must be at least 10 guests no more than 15. If you are not familiar with this bread I HIGHLY recommend trying it. It is AMAZING and so fast, easy, healthy and cheap to make. I PROMISE you won’t be disappointed.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Our blondie

Every year since Brayden was 7 or 8 we have been bleaching his hair in the summer. Mostly because it was so HOT standing out in the field when he would play ball all SUMMER long, but this year he didn’t play (I am still sad about that) so he was trying to decide if he should still bleach his hair. He doesn’t like it when it is first done but give it a few weeks and it looks AWESOME! Besides his mom thinks he makes a cute… ooops … I mean HOT little Blondie!

It BURNS at first... but then as luck would have it his head just goes numb!

Because he is so dark to start with , it takes like 4+ hours/ 2 or 3 applications of bleach to get it to look blonde and NOT bright orange. And as you can tell he loves every min of it :)
But here is the end result... Nice and white!
I will post an update so you can see how cool it looks in a few weeks.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

So ... I have been slacken' again! And I don't even have the excuse that we have been crazy busy.... just life!
So here is a quick rundown as to what we have been up to ;)
Fishing...Lots and lots of fishing and sometimes lots of catching but mostly lots of waiting :)
Clogging... Lots and Lots and LOTS of clogging, so much in fact my fanny hurts! ( no wonder Tara looks so amazing)
Shopping... All of our school clothes shopping is complete and ready to go. I have a love/hate thing going on with school clothes shopping. It always reminds me just how much my kids have grown from the year before. (Physically and in their opinions) I have also found out my opinion isn't near as important as it use to be :(
Driving... With all the shopping, clogging, and fishing I feel like we spend A LOT of time driving.
So that is basically what we have been up to. Oh, besides WORKING... Trav has done a lot of that lately.... BOO!!!
I will post picture of the "School Clothes Fashion Show" put on by the little miss soon (you might even get a sneak peek at the little man! Only if he doesn't catch me taking pictures of him)... so you will definitely want to check back for that extravaganza :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

This is what the boys have been doing... YEP, he was proud!
I guess I will have to go with them to get pictures of them actually fishing.
I asked them to do it ... BUT????

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We had a packed week and house full of visitors. (with a LOT of babies... Tyler and I were in HEAVEN!!!)
I am so very grateful for my family and friends that take time out of their busy lives to come(some hundreds of miles) to visit us. Because let’s face it there are ALWAYS things that need to be done and NEVER enough time to do them. So, to our True Friends and Family …

Aunt Bri and baby Jaerica
aren't they both so sweet?

Some of my cute family...missed the rest of you!

Tyler and Liberty... They were joined at the hip
most of the visit. Tyler REALLY enjoyed her
Then my friend Roper and her 4 kids came to visit from St George. wish more of our pictures turned out but with a house full of crazy kids running around they were kind of blurry :)
Tyler LOVED Mar, she tried to get Roper to leave her with us :)

Brayden and Mac having fun :)

The only down side was that we ALL shared the flu... even Grandma :(
Yep fun times for sure.
I am glad everyone made it home safe and sound and feeling much better!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Tyler's sweet pitching skills

I couldn't get these pictures to post in the order that I wanted them to, so we get what we get.......
This was Tyler's VERY 1st time pitching... and she did AWESOME!!!!
I know I am the mom so of course I would say that but.... so did her coach and a lot of others.
So it MUST be true :)

I love this picture.... surprisingly enough she caught the ball and got the girl out!
I guess you close your eyes for luck :)
Doesn't she look like she means business... well she did!
Tyler takes this stuff VERY seriously.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happy Birthday to you...

We got to celebrate Trav's birthday a few day early this year, which was a DANG good thing because on his actually Birthday I was SICK ( I guess it is that 4th of July curse I get) Tyler made these YUMMY cupcakes... aren't they cute?
Brayden was so excited for Trav to make a wish :)

hope it comes true!
Here are all the party animals
can I just say .... I LOVE MY FAMILY!!!!!!