Monday, May 23, 2011


This will be one of two posts that I will share about Emalee this week.  This first one is about her last concert.  She has just amazed me.  See she is in the 8th grade yet made it in the symphonic band, and stayed there all year.  She is hoping for wind ensemble next year.  She has been playing the clarinet since 5th grade and has gotten better and better every year.  I love hearing her play.  She was also in the marching band and wowed me there too.  There is also some kudos to Mr. Werner who is just amazing himself.  All the time and hard work he puts into the band program it shows! band has grown by leaps and bounds.  I can't wait to see what all is in store for next year

Monday, May 16, 2011


So last October we decided WOULDN'T IT BE FUN TO HAVE SOME CHICKENS!  We went and got 6 of them, they were so small and cute.  We held them all the time and thought how cute and sweet they were.  Falling asleep right in the food or on each other.  Then December came and it got cold and they got bigger and we wondered where are we going to put them.  My Dad came to the rescue and got me a coup for my birthday.  We knew it was small for 6 but we thought oh they will get along and love each other and it will be ok.  Which brings me to February.  They turned on each other!  The pecking order was hard to watch see and hear!  It got to a point that we had to completely remove one from the coup.  We named her momma.  She had her own pen and loved it.  Then it happened another fell victim to the pecking order.  We learned that our lovely cute sweet chickens were VAMPIRES!  They smelled blood and would just not stop pecking!  So we took that one out and named her HI (hurt one, the I in her name is for roman number for 1) momma became like a puppy she just roamed the yard.  She would come to the door when you came outside it was cute.  So in our coup we have the triplets and meanie who loved to peck all the others.  They started laying eggs and it was wonderful.  Nothing like fresh eggs.  We love to share them to when we have way to many in our fridge. The beginning of May we knew we needed to make more room for them. We built a whole fenced in area and now HI and meanie and the triplets are in the fenced area, Momma however still just roams the yard and loves to be held.  We get at least 4 eggs a day sometimes 6 which is nice.  If you ever want to come and see them come on over.  (course let me clean the house first lol)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day

As you all know this Sunday is Mother's Day.  I know you all think or know that your mom is the best.  Well I have to add my Mom to the list of the Best Moms ever.  Here are a few pictures of me and my mom together.  In looking for these I realize I need to go and steal more from her.  So here is my TRIBUTE to my MOM.  ELAINE S STEWART!!!  The first photo is of my mom and my dad, I chose this one cause with out my dad too I would not be here.  Did you ever wondered if your parents love each other well I never did.  My parents through thick and thin never once let me think that they didn't love each other.  Their mass amounts of PDA at all occassions was a continual reminder of that love. This next photo is of me and mom at a halloween party in Korea.  I love this one for many reasons, once again the love my mom has for my dad cause she dressed in his clothes!  (lol) and the courage she had to move to another country with my dad when she had never really traveled till she met my dad and married him.  Picture 3 is me and mom and my brother Alan, (funny story he always thought we were twins growing up and that my parents kept us apart for a few years but this proves that wrong another lol) I love this cause at the time my dad was gone alot and my mom had to do everything, yet she still smiles.  Alright photo 4 is of me and mom during a summer trip here to Az notice the TAN! Ok if any of you know me from back in the day I had huge hair, I mean back east bigger than big can of hairspray a week hair!  And what I want you to notice in this photo is hhmmmmm doesn't my mom's look like it is big 80's hair???  I think this was the start of my big hair trust me it got a whole lot bigger (maybe one day I will show you)  Number 5 is of me and mom at my Seminary Graduation.  Yes I went to seminary all 4 years at 6 am (that is a nudge at my kids) and I walked both ways in the snow and at times up hill too!!  My mom never really pushed me to go but she helped me to go.  Ok last photo is me and mom on my wedding day.  The only thing that is not in this photo is my flowers cause she did them too (maybe another photo i will post one day) My mom made my dress.  I know how many moms do that?  (ok some of you are saying mine did mine did) She did the most amazing job it was all I wanted big bow on the back, poofy sleeves , the one thing I didn't like was the lace arms but she said I needed them ( I am sure some of you may know what I mean for, come to find out you don't they have things there for you). I also love this picture cause we are standing in front of the staute of Jesus Christ, my mom has been the greatest example of Christlike attributes and that I was being married in the same Temple as she was.  I love you MOM.  HAPPY MOTHERS DAY