Friday, April 15, 2011

My sister taught me everything I really need to know, and she's only 5!!

A little conversation I overheard between the girl's while they were having thier morning dip in the tub.

Morgann: "Ry, do I have a baby in my tummy?"

Ryann: "Yes Morg, we all have babies in our tummies, they just don't come out until we get married."


Cigars... In Potato Chips????

On our way home from school yesterday, Cadin was sitting in the back of the car reading the Nutrition Facts on the back of a potato chip bag. This is when we discovered one of those hard to pronounce words for kids.=)

  • Cadin "mom, I thought cigars were bad for you"

  • Me: "cigars are bad for you, they have tobacco in them just like cigarettes do"

  • Cadin: "then why would they put them in potato chips?"

  • Me: "ummmm.... potato chips DO NOT have cigars in them Cade"

  • Cadin: "it says it right here, I will spell it for you S-U-G-A-R cigar!"

I was doing everything in my power not to laugh, but it wasn't working!!!

  • Me: "well bud, that actually spells sugar, not cigar. Sugar is just one of those hard to pronounce words for little kids. I would have thought it said cigar as well at your age".

Once he started to laugh, it gave me the OK to do so myself. =)

{Being a mom is...well, priceless!}

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our Barbie Princess Turns 5!!!

"Happy Birthday Ryann!! We love you sweetheart, and we hope you have a fabulous {Barbie Birthday}!!" Ryann is such a sweet little girl. She has brought our family much laughter and happiness over the past five years. She is a girly, girl all the way! She has a very sweet personality, but at the same time, she's not afraid to tell you what she thinks. Just ask her brothers =) Ryann has been taking ballet for the past couple of months, and she is doing really well. She asked me the other day "when am I going to take the kind of dance where you shake your body?" Hmmmmm...I hope she means hip hop!=) She is our little dancer! She performs for us on a daily basis. We love you little Ry, Ry!!

Ryann Ollie McPherson

5 years old

4 years old

3 years old

2 years old

1 year old

almost a year old

6 months old

1 week old

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Tatum Colleen!!

Happy Birthday (a day late) to my one and only Tatum Baker! =) I hope you had a wonderful birthday with lot's of cake and ice cream! If I lived next door, I would have brought over a plate of delicious "poo cookies" and a CD of "the rug rats"!! =) I love you girl! Your the best =)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Now, don't you fret sweetheart, everything is going to be okay

So I received the phone call that I have dreaded for years!! My grandma Bell had passed away. It was a surprise to us all. I still can't believe that she is gone, this has been a really tough one for me to process. When I told my kids that Grandma Bell had died, they all just sat and cried. Cadin was trying really hard to be tough, but it didn't last long. She died the day before his birthday. But, he did get one of her last birthday cards. He was excited about that. Ryann and Morgann were home with me in the morning when I received the phone call. I broke down and cried. I tried to stay strong for the girls, but it was really hard. They both sat on my lap and hugged me. Ryann said with tears running down her cheeks, "I am going to miss grandma, she had the best bubblegum ever". Grandma had buckets full of double bubble, bubblegum that she handed out to the kids whenever we would visit her. Corbin was really sad that he didn't get to see her the last time we visited. He said, "I shouldn't have gone to that race, I should have gone to see grandma. Do you think she will forgive me?" Grandma Bell was the most forgiving person I knew. She forgave Corbin a second after I told her where he was the day we visited her. She was proud of him for racing. Jon has been such a huge support. He loved grandma Bell, and was always impressed with how spiritual she was. He said that when he heard the news, he felt sad, and that tears filled his eyes when he thought about the incredible reunion she was having with Savior, and with my dad. She missed my dad everyday, and has always looked forward to the day that she would see him again. The funeral was beautiful. My grandpa is a strong man. He had a really hard time saying goodbye to her before they closed the casket. That is the moment that I lost control of my emotions. I'm sure it wasn't a pretty sight. =) I can't imagine saying goodbye to the one that has been by your side for 61 years. They were best friends. Grandma lived a long, happy life. She will be missed by everyone that knew her, her sweet spirit has truly touched many people. Grandma and Grandpa took great care of our little family when my dad passed away 2o some years ago. My sweet mom really struggled after my dad passed away, and my grandparents were what pulled her through it. Needless to say, we spent a lot of time with grandma and grandpa. They were the best sleepovers I have ever had. Endless bedtime stories, scriptures every night, family prayer (they prayed for each family member EVERY night), and let's not forget the delicious breakfast grandma would make in the mornings! Grandma gave the best back scratches. She had the perfect nails for the job =) Grandma had the most beautiful nails. In fact the last time I saw her, I held her hand and looked at her fingernails. Grandma taught me how to fold clothes. She knew my mom would need my help, so my grandma trained me for the job =) Grandpa taught me how to spread butter on bread. It wasn't an easy thing to learn! =) I went to school just up the street from grandma and grandpa's house, so yes...this is where you would find me everyday after school. My cousin Andrea and I loved to ride our bikes down to their house. Grandma always had a delicious treat waiting for us, with lots of hugs. Grandma's hugs were the best!! She always said it was because she was stuffed with cotton. Oh how I will miss my grandma.

"Grandma, I love you and will miss you everyday. I am so grateful for all that you have done for me and my family. I will do my best everyday to follow your wonderful example. You always told me not to fret about things that are out of my control. I'm trying really hard not to =) I'm not worried about you, you are in paradise teaching all those who haven't accepted the gospel yet. I know you will never give up on them until they do. =) You were taken from us because your mission here was complete. You have taught us all that you know, and now you are learning much more. I can't wait to be reunited with you again, it will be a joyous day. But until then, know that I love you, and I am so proud to be your granddaughter. I'm sending lot's of hugs and kisses to you in heaven, Camie".

This was her obituary:

Ann Snow Bell, 78, passed away at home on March 21, 2011. She was born March 29, 1932, in Orangeville, Utah. She was the daughter of Earl and Jeanette Jensen Snow.

She married George Terry Bell on November 23, 1949, in the Manti LDS Temple. Her father passed away when she was only 2 years old, leaving her mother to raise 6 children.

She lived all her life in Orangeville, Utah, which she loved almost as much as she loved the LDS church and her family. She served in many capacities in the LDS church as a Relief Society President, Cub Scout Leader, Gospel Doctrine Teacher, Young Women Leader, and Primary teacher, which was one of her favorite callings. She and her husband served an LDS mission in Ketchikan, Alaska from 1993-1994. They also worked many years in the Manti Telmple as ordinance workers.

She was a great example of love, faith, and compassion to all her family members. Her most prized possessions were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her door was always open for a great meal and a listening ear. She was accomplished at needlework, most of which were given away. She was avid in keeping her journal her whole life, and reading was a great outlet. Her grandchildren will miss the bubble gum, back scratches, hugs, and loves. She is survived by her husband, George. Children: Randy and LeAnn (Orangeville), Rue and Charlene (Orangeville), Marvin and Ardyth (Cleveland), Terry and Amy (Orangeville), Jan and Chris Olsen (Colorado), Michelle and Steve Scovill (Castle Dale). Proceeded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, 5 brothers, a son, Philip, two grandsons, Wayne, and Chad and one great grandson, Trent. A viewing will be held Wednesday, March 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m with a viewing prior from 9:30-10:30 a.m at the Orangeville 1st Ward Chapel. Interment will be in the Orangeville City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Corbin's first ski trip! In his own words:)

Corbin was invited to go skiing with his friends MaKai this last weekend and they had a blast!! He hasn't stopped talking about it since! This is what he had to say about his trip:

" Me and MaKai watched movies in his car, and when we got to the hotel we ate some fancy, fancy dinners. At the hotel we got dressed in our snow clothes, and while we were dressing tons of sparks flew out of the heater and the hotel almost caught on fire. This hotel was like ghetto, you had to use fire to start the oven! We first went sledding and we had to cross a icy river, and the hill was HUGE!! Me and MaKai went down the hill and we passed a bunch of rocks, so we decided to go back up and jump the rocks. One time me and MaKai went down together, well, actually twice. The first time was horrible. We jumped a rock and I fell off and I hit my knee. OUCH!! The second time, we did it perfect! We jumped a couple of rocks and landed perfect! We had two sleds and we went down a hill at the same time and I got a head of MaKai, and I fell off and then MaKai hit me with his sled! OUCH!! So then we went back to the hotel and I had a horrible bloody noes. We went to sleep and woke up in the morning and went skiing!! We skied ALL DAY LONG!! We skipped the lessons and hit the slopes. We went up this huge ski lift, you just held on to it and it pulled you up. The first time I went down the hill I felt so scared! The next time down was a lot better. We skied down the smaller hills for the rest of the day. We went back to the hotel, watched a couple of movies and ate some pizza! We went to sleep and while I was sleeping I heard a big "BOOM"!! I was the only one awake and this time there really was a fire in the heater! It finally went out on it's own and I went back to sleep. The whole night I thought there was a zombie laying next to me!! The next morning came and we packed up to go sledding, but then we decided to go skiing instead. We skied and skied and skied! By the end of that day, we were catching some good air! That was the end of our trip. I had a blast and want to go again soon!!! Oh, and we also started a fire. Not a big deal."
So, you got the story in Corb's words:) Man I love that kid! Needless to say, Corb and MaKai had a great time. MaKai's parents, Adrianne and Amber were so nice to let him tag along with them. This is a memory he will have forever!:)

Corbin and MaKai
After a hard day of skiing!

This must have been the day after his Zombie dream!:)

Corb haulin' down the hill

Corbin and MaKai's horrible trip down the hill

Corb and MaKai making their way down the slopes!

Crossing the icy river

Getting warm by the fire!

The bloody nose:)

One of their fancy, fancy meals!

Catching some good air!
"I make it look easy"

I think he's training for the Olympics :)

Christmas 2010!!

Merry Christmas/Happy New Year everyone!! Man, I was a huge slacker this year, so let me apologize to my family and friends for not sending out Christmas cards this year, and to our neighbors for no goodie plates :( Now I know how the Grinch felt after ruining Christmas in Whoville. Next year will be much better...let's hope!

Our Christmas was great! The only down fall was that Jon wasn't there to celebrate with us. I know, it sounds awful of me, but he was on duty this year for Christmas and "we thought" he would be busy with work and wouldn't be spending anytime with him anyway. He didn't want us spending Christmas without family, so he sent us up to Castle Dale. What a great husband I have;) On our way up to Castle Dale we stopped by Blanding and spent some quality time with Nana and Papa (Jon's parents). It was great to spend that time with them before traveling up to Grandma and Grandpa's. Although we missed Jon a TON, it was great spending Christmas with my family. My parents house is really quiet now with Seth gone, so it was good for them to have LOT'S of noise in the house. We got to see all of our family! My brother Jason and his family came down from Billings MT to spend Christmas with the family. My sister Brindie and her family live just down the road from my parents so they were just a hop, skip and a jump away! My mom's sister Loye and her two kidos live just around the corner, so they were there amongst all of the "wonderful" chaos!! After Christmas, we hurried back to Gallup to see how our lonesome dad did without us, and of course he didn't end up working on Christmas :( Thank goodness for good friends! He was invited by a couple of different families to have dinner and some good ol' hang out with, so that helped! We did have a wonderful week/New Year's together, so we did get some Holiday time together;) The week we got home it snowed a ton, so Jon pulled out the old car hood (which he made very child proof by the way) and pulled the kids behind the fourwheeler. That was a blast!! We invited some friends over to join us for "car hood riding" and hot chocolate! It couldn't get any better than that right??!! So there you have it, the McPherson's had a wonderful Christmas holiday and we hope the rest of you enjoyed your's as well!

Sorry, my mom took all of the Christmas pictures with her camara so we are without photos right now.