Monday, December 27, 2010

Our First Kentucky Christmas!!

Christmas Eve...

Went to the West's, I'm sad that I didn't take my camera. Their home is gorgeous, built in 1920, huge, on acreage. Lots of different family and friends came that night, probably about sixty. We had appetizers, sang Christmas carols, acted out the Nativity. I told my friend, that this was the kind of thing that you only saw in the movies. I'm sad that I didn't get pictures, because then you would of understood. We dressed up, and really spent time thinking about our Savior. I loved it. As we were driving home it was snowing, the real quiet snow. Christmas morning, my girls didn't wake up until 9. It really was the best Christmas ever! We stayed home ALL Day. Lily got a violin, and Mark sat there and worked with her for probably two hours. She is sooo excited about it. My mom got made the girls gorgeous American girl outfits. Klaira made me the sweetest pincushion. She made Lily an awesome glasses case, and Klaira made Mark a Guitar pik holder. We didn't have alot of extra money to have the girls shop, so they took up embroidery. They had a blast making things for everyone. I really got homesick this week. This was the first time too, but I talked to my mom, and she really made me feel better. I am so thankful that she has been in my same shoes, because she really is right. Why would we ever extend ourselves to others if we just always hung out with our family? I really am so thankful to have this opportunity. You really learn to appreciate EVERYONE. Every single person.


Wow, it really has been a whirlwind. A fun whirlwind. I cannot believe how time has flown. I absolutely loved fall here. I really forgot how magical the seasons are.I would be driving around just wanting to tell people that they needed to be looking at the trees. I think they take advantage of them here. Fall was warm here too. Not the kind I'm used to in Pinedale, the blow your skirt completely up kind of wind. The nights absolutely gorgeous.

I really was thankful, I didn't post about it but I really am thankful. We had Thanksgiving with some friends from our ward. Klaira and I spent the day cooking, just like my mom used to. We made homemade noodles, mashed potatoes and deviled eggs. It took us all day for some reason. Dinner was yummy, super yummy! After we sat around and made gingerbread houses. We weren't in a hurry, it was really lots of fun.
I missed my family, and my friends lots. Next morning, Black Friday, I slept in. Very unusual since the last few years I was either having my own sale, or helping my mom and Amy with theirs. The next day we went to see Secratariat. That was such a good movie. Worth waiting for. Since the movie closest to us is the dollar movie, we really are on their schedule. It's the cheaper way. Then I was off to Virginia to do hair, then the following week to Arizona. Oh yeah, that's why time flew.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Amazing Little Town

No more Uniforms...only Sassy Outfits!

So after Klaira's school teacher (the one that was a guy that talks like a girl), got fired, we still gave their school a shot fo two more weeks. But when klaira cam home again and again complaining about not learning, I knew something was definately going to have to change. So we went and changed schools. Pheww. They are now in a Montessorie school and loving it! And although it was nice to have them wear uniforms, I love seeing their sassy outfits too. Oh, and good thing they had us test Lily to see if she could see. If not we would still be telling her to watch where she's going. Uggh. Yeah totally never thought that she might not be able to see!

And Then I Turned 32!! Yikes!

I just found out Kobe Bryant is 32 and he has played more games than any other NBA player has at his age. (Lately I love watching basketball with Mark) Well I can say that my family really is my hugest accomplishment at this age!! We are loving hanging out with eachother and I know my girls love having me not work.

The Party for a 10 year old!

Requests were...owls, rice krispie cake, a tent and some games!! I cannot believe you are ten Klaira, you seem twenty. You are way cooler than your mom and I love you tons.

We Have an August birthday in our family!!

So Klaira's birthday started off with this yummy breakfast from Lynn's Cafe. For sure yumy and such a cool place! Klaira came home and loved that so many at school knew it was her birthday...and then we went shopping with some dough she got for her birthday which she says she prefers now. I think she's way to young to just give money to. Don't ya think.

After July Comes October!!

So here goes some much needed updating. I feel like I facebook and I have told the world, and then I don't feel like updating Thee Blog, but For reals I want to have this printed someday.

Here is photos from the August Folder, We love to go exploring, and love to look at homes. I can't wait til my Arizona people come to see! They are not going to believe it. I love this front porch!! I should of stayed out of it, but I absolutely think it's gorgeous.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Abide with Me...

To remain..CONTINUE...Stay. These words do have so many more meanings than when I first wrote them on here. I am thinking that we will for sure Remain in Kentucky!! and I really do want to Continue with my blog. I know I am so clever. I think that I would be a die haard blogger if it wasn't for the crazy good writers out there...AKA..,..., I mean it for sure, stop reading my blog right now and go read theirs. I know that my kids will someday enjoy reading their family blog right? Hmm. They (the above famous blogs) are what blogging is all about. I really should just call this here blog....(HERE's THE Hatfields in one million pics REadY?? )

Well I have found the state that is so underrated!! For reals. How can just living somewhere where you are poor, without any family or friends make you soo Happy? I know it's a mystery to me too! My little sis says THE grass may be greener on the other side, but it may also be growing on a septic tank!. and so far I really think that it doesn't matter if it is a septic tank or not, green is sooo beautiful! The lightning bugs are magical. Some call them fireflies. I think they should be called twinkle lights. Like cheap outdoor christmas lights.

I have been running here. I would rather do anything else than run, but I absolutely love it here, Just because it's beautiful. I don't even feel like i am going to die like I do when I am in Arizona. The choking, hacking, not able to breathe, just doesn't happen here, and it's for sure not because I have any endurance at all. Weird.

People here are Nice. Period. No agenda in being nice. It makes me realize I really am not that nice at all. I am going to really try to be though. The thoughts were always there, but for some reason I never did what my instincts really wanted me to. People go out of their way to be nice and it is soo refreshing.
Our ward is small, reminds me of the ward that I grew up in, alot. The girls both have seven or eight in their classes. Those are combined, but so what. They love their primary. There is an elevator in their building, which they think is the coolest thing ever. It is in a really cool old building. AS my cute niece would say the gospel is true!, even in Kentucky. I giggled during sacrament this week. The accent was thick and adorable. I heard a black man bear his testimony for the first time, he was from the stake presidency, and his words just made me cry.

The butterflies are huge, they love my two trees in my back yard that have the prettiest flowers on them. And we have a garden for the first time. Squash, cucumber, okra, eggplant, tomatoes, green peppers. I thought if we grew it, the kids would eat it. Well not quite.
We see lots of deer, rabbits, groundhogs, and squirrels. I got doorbell ditched three times yesterday by a squirrel. Oh, and lots of road killl.
I cannot believe the horse ranches....they are absolutely heavan. Mark and I just cannot believe it. You just can't soak it in enough.

We are doing so good, and we are really happy!! We love our friends and family, but have stumbled upon what we think is heavan!