Welcome Donnie Flaherty

Well we have another blogger the Flaherty Family. They also have pictures of their cute baby boy Bradock. We are so glad to have another blogger to keep up with.


Play Days

I was just wondering if anyone is interested in doing sometime of Play day. Where we go to various parks or to the mall play area. Like on a Friday or something. I feel like I need to get out more. Jackson can get pretty bored sitting at home with me all day. If you would like to do this you can comment or send me an email at crystalannie60@hotmail.com


Welcome Lindsey Hardison

A new blogger has found me, my old friend from softball. Isn't it great. I swear blogging is like a big reunion of everyone I have ever known. Well it is getting there, if we all keep up the recruiting. Welcome Lindsey it is good to have you on board.

Naughty boy!

It is a seriously good thing that the magic eraser was invented because tonight could have been explosive. I let Jackson color in the office while I went to give the baby a bath. Then I hear the sound of something being dragged along the wall, when Jackson walks in with a crayon. I asked him if he had drawn on the wall, and of course he says no. So I go and look, sure enough a line of crayon on my bedroom wall. I thought that was it until I walked out of my room and down the hall to see that it was everywhere, down the hall on both sides and on the office door. I was pretty upset, course I think I was just as mad at the fact that Stephen saw none of this since he was watching the suns game, while it was happening right behind him. Well Jackson had a lot of cleaning up to do. The things kids do.

Their Obsession

Jackson & Stephen's favorite thing is Chocolate milk. Whenever the we have a gallon of milk that is close to being gone he turns it into chocolate milk. That is one of their favorite things to do together. Jackson is constantly begging his dad to do it. Like father like son.

Welcome Tara Mabry

As I was blog hopping today I found a new blogger Tara Mabry who is my sister-in-law Heather's sister. Congrats to her. One more blog to stalk.


Swimming Lessons

I am looking for 2 more kids for swimming lessons. The girl who teaches it will come to your home if you have 4 kids. Right now it is just Jackson and Brody so we are looking for 2 more. She charges $55. We are looking to start soon and will be having the lessons at my mom's which is close to Taylor school. Let me know if you are interested.


Welcome Amanda Bradshaw

Yeah, Amanda has finally given in and joined the fun. A special thanks to Amber Hansen for her exhausting efforts convincing Amanda that it was the right thing to do. We are sure glad to have her apart of the fun.

Welcome Brittney Smith

Another blogger. I am not going to be staying up all night looking at all the blogs now. There are so many new ones everyday. But I love it. Congrats Brittney.

Happy Birthday Jill

It is my good friends Jill Arnett Tyler's B-day today. We have been friends for almost 20 years now, and I am very thankful to have such a great friend. Have a great day Jill.



I just found this great website called findyourspot.com. You answer some questions and it gives you a list of places to live based one you. It is pretty cool. Here are some of mine. Looks like I am not really meant for life in the west, though on the last page it did mention Tucson.

Charlotte, North Carolina The Queen City

Norfolk, Virginia Heart of the Hampton Roads

Auburn, Alabama The Spirit of the South

Augusta, Georgia Georgia’s Garden City

\Charleston, South Carolina Cosmopolitan Southern City

Tucson, Arizona Sonoran Desert Oasis

Blast from the past.

Jackson was being a little monster today so I thought I would try something new to entertain him. So I suggeted we build a fort. He went for it and was super excited, his first fort. Well I know it doesn't look that great I haven't made one in a very long time so I am a little rusty. He loved it and when I left the room he started adding Hudson's little blankets, it was really cute. The euphoria didn't last long though 15minutes later he had already wrecked it. Boys!

Welcome Shalae Hunt

Thats right another blogger has joined up. I am so excited for Shalae, she has been stalking for awhile so it is about time. Check out her blog.

To the Stalkers

To all of you out there that lurk on sites of those who you do not really know, that is fine I don't mind and do it myself. But there are some who do not know how to keep their judgemental and jealous thoughts to themselves. I just heard of a friend who got a very very hurtful and rude comment on her blog from someone claiming to be The Truth. Telling her many awful things about Her life. If this person really knew her, they would never say such things and if they don't know her they have NO RIGHT. My friend is Wonderful person who does not deserve such a thing. Please do not ruin it for the people who blog. We do it because we love it and want to share our lives with those people that we care about. If you think something so horrible about us then Do NOT read our blog, and certainly dont think that you are so high and mighty that you have a right to place judgement and advice on us. That is not your place.

To all the rest of you, please enjoy and come back often. If you do not like what I have to say then Stay away.

Thanks Crystal Annie

Movie Quote Level 4-Winner Jenna Lines AGAIN

Kate Mosley: I love you.
Doug Dorsey: Just remember who said it first.
The Cutting Edge- wow Jen you are truly the best. I thought this would be a hard one. As for the rest of you she needs some competition.

I'm sure I don't do anything you would find exciting. I don't open beer bottles with my toes, I don't sit around and count what's left of my teeth, hey, I don't even enjoy a good tractor pull.

Next Clue:
I swear, you let me down and it'll take them a month to count the blade marks on your back.

The Zoo

Yesterday we went to the Zoo with Jackson's preschool class, it was a blast! Jackson and the boys in his class just ran around the whole time. Here are some pictures. Also while we were there we saw 2 ostriches Mating? A little crazy, the guy did this crazy dance then did his business then ran away, all while the girl sat there. Not even any cuddling afterward. Hmmm


Welcome Autumn Murset Halls

A new blogger has joined. So glad to have her with us. Make sure all of you are continuing to recruit, it only makes it more fun to stay up till one in the morning blog hopping. Which is what Angie and I did last night. It is amazing who you can find out there. I am a true stalker.


Full of it

With Jackson it was all about the binkie. But with Hudson I can't get him to get his fist out of his mouth, even when I am feeding him he will jam it in there and I have to pry it out. He is too cute.


Movie Quote Level 3- Winner- Jenna Lines

Congrats Jenna it is Beaches, you are quite good at the trivia. I will have to go harder next time.

"I was jealous. I was so jealous of you I couldn't see straight! You did everything you said you were going to do, everything! And your talent, this incredible talent! I can't even yodel!"

Long time no Blog

It feels like forever since I have blogged. Suzanne says I am neglecting my duties. The last few days everytime I was on my computer I was working on turning my home videos into a DVD for Jackson. I told Steve that we needed a Mac computer so I could do all this great stuf, like make movies and I chat. And so far I have done squat. So I thought it was time, and after many many hours and a few phone calls to Angie, I made my first one. A DVD of Jackson's first 2 years along with picture slideshows. I gotta tell you I am pretty proud of myself. Even though I have not been doing my own posting, I have still kept up on all of yours and am proud to say that you are all doing a tremendous job! I love learning all about you and your families so keep it up.


Congrats to a New Blogger

Ginger John has started a blog, good luck Ginger can't wait to hear all about your family. I also suggest you put a cute scrapbook page every week that we can copy. Since you are such a pro. Also I can't wait for your new scrapbook line. Glitz Designs



What a great Easter weekend we had. Every year it gets better, it is so much fun to see how much Jackson loves it more and more. On Easter Sunday my nieces and nephew were giving a lesson about the Savior when they asked why we celebrate Easter and my sweet nephew Cooper who is 5 shouted with such excitement because "Jesus Lives". How sweet to see how children love the Savior.I hope we can all have that much joy and enthusiasm when we talk about the Ressurection. It was a great day. Jackson got his first bike from the Easter Bunny. He is a little behind most kids have been riding bikes for a while some without training wheels. So his dad thought it was time he started. He got off to a rough start, which was frustrating Stephen a bit, but he is steadily improving. At the easter egg hunt at the Cummards he was a little slow in getting the eggs he kind of just waited for the other kids to put the eggs in his basket. He is not used to having to fight to get the eggs being the only child at our egg hunt. He of course wound up crying, what is a holiday without a tantrum or two. Then all the cousins got to take turns hiding eggs and when it was the posse's turn ( all the 3 year old cousins) they did a bang up job. Around one of the trees there was a ring of eggs, it was quite amusing. All in all it was a wonderful day spent with family. Hope you all had a great Easter as well.

Easter Slide

Here are my favorite pictures from Easter.



More people are joining the blogging world every day, and I love it. It is just such a good way to catch up with old friends. Here are some new bloggers, Amber Kennedy, Julie Hansen, Erin Holliday, & Katie Peterson. I am still waiting on some friends like Angie, Jules, Meghan & Amanda. So get on it you guys. No more excuses.


No greater feeling

Tonight my Jackson came up to me out of the blue, wrapped his arms around me and said " Your beautiful mom and I love you". Well you can bet that made my day. There is nothing I love more than hearing him tell me that. He is going to grow up to be the sweetest boy, a real ladies man. Boys are the best.


We have one more blogger. Maryann Layton my good friend from EAC ,the best college ever, has joined the ranks. I am so excited. I love when I get a new blogging buddy. If you are still just a looker, here is yet another plea to join in. I will be waiting.


Jumping on the bandwagon

Everyone seems to be doing the slideshow so I thought I would give it a try. Here are some of my favorite pictures.



I am not pregnant, could you imagine if I was. Crazy! Thanks for being such good sports.


I'm Pregnant!

I know, I can hardly believe it. I have been feeling a little sick lately so I took a test and it was positive. So of course I took like 3 more that were all positive. Then the doctor confirmed it. So I wasn't planned but I am still super excited. This makes up for the gap between my first two. Can't wait