Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ice and can't beat that.

I bribed Tilly to sing her famous Frosty the Snowman song that she sings ALL DAY LONG. I love it though.

Here is the little man do an EXCELLENT version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

What can I say the kids got talent. So here are a few pictures of the ice storm that we had for a week. I am just now able to post them so I hope you all enjoy!

Monday, December 17, 2007


OKay to hear that song you need to copy and paste the address and then a page should come up with the song playing on it!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I'm Proud of our Men and Women in the Armed Forces!

So my sister sent this song to me to listen to....WOW talk about a TEAR JERKER! Seriously I was crying! Beau sat and listened to it and i swear I saw some tears welling up in those big beautiful eyes. It just broke my heart to hear this song. I mean I know it is just a song BUT you know somewhere there is a boy or a girl that is just praying for the safe return of his/her mom or dad. Especially at Christmas time. I know that while I was listening to it I remembered how I felt when we had to say goodbye to my dad when he left for Iraq. I was DEVASTATED! I wrote in a journal almost everyday that he was gone begging Heavenly Father to bring him back to us. I remember that I promised over and over that I would NEVER EVER sin again and I would be so perfect if he could just come back. Well, I guess I am perfect because he came back. but seriously it was a hard time and my heart just breaks for those families that are not together right now.
How lucky are we though to have such brave men and women out there putting their lives on the line for US, the American People. I get so mad when people are negative about our men and women over there. They are over there for each and every one of us. They are there because they believe in our Nation and in Freedom. My little brother may go over one day and I sure as heck am proud of him. And I just wanted him to know that.
WHEW! Okay so sorry I went off there but when I listened to that song it just brought up a TON of emotions and stuff. Well you all need to listen to the song so click on the link and listen!



Here is the link to click on and listen to this song. Seriously you need a tissue!

Friday, December 14, 2007

3 months and already in the shop...

Well as most of you have noticed I haven't done a decent post in a while. Go ahead and ask..."What's the reason Sarah?" well I will tell you. My computer broke already and I have only had it for 3 months. So yes it is in the shops and I can't figure out how to post pictures on Beau's "OH SO FANCY SHMANCY MAC." Give me a break if these things were so fan-tabulous don't you think it would be easier to figure out? Uh yeah. anyways I will be posting in a while so don't give up on me. hahahaha...have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Queen of Hair color...

So I was just browsing through my blog and I realized something...I am the QUEEN of coloring hair. I think I saw maybe 4 different colors going on there. Yeah, I am being so serious! I am surprised it is just now hitting me that I like to change it up so much! BUT ya know at least I won't look back when i am old and decrepit(s/p) and think..hmmm...I should have been more daring. So all I can say to all of you who think I have a problem w/ changing my hair so much (family hehe) I really don't care. You know you all want to do it. Admit it...I am brave and you are not. HAHAHA..only kidding. I know I am teased because they love me. Anyways, pointless blog but like I said this is kind of a journal for me.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Howdy Y'all...

Random post here...

Love my little cowfolk! I love that Tucker and Tilly love to dress up in their cowboy clothes. It is just so stinkin cute!

Well here's my little man and little lady being the western folk that they are in their hearts. Tucker was set on dressing like "Hansom" today. Hansen is a cousin of mine that Tucker and Tilly watched in a rodeo. One of Tucker's many heros. Of course his daddy is the biggest and most important hero of all...and there are many others but anyways. Tucker asked me if he could get dressed like "Hansom" today. Then of course Sissy had to wear her boots as well and start in w/ saying "HEE-YAH" "HEE-YAH" as she is running back and forth. Now, Tucker keeps asking me if he can go ride the horses w/ Shannon (Hansen's sister, my cousin). Of course he can't, but he is just not getting it. So when we go back home to visit we HAVE to see the horses again. That is a must. We can't wait to go see family for the holidays!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Our fabulous Thanksgiving...

PICTURE OVERLOAD!!!! Sorry about the quality of the pictures.

So we had a great Thanksgiving thanks again to the...OH SO WONDERFUL Hunter's. So on Thanksgiving Day we went and had steak fondue w/ them becuase The Doctor was working..(ohhh so sad). We celebrated Thanksgiving on Friday and it was oh so lovely. One of my favorite days because of all the food. Delicious! And of course we had the annual Gingerbread house decorating event! I love to decorate...ALL BY MYSLEF! hahaha..It is supposed to be a family thing and yet I always seem to be w/out MY family. Beau was busy watching football and the kids were chasing Koda (Kyle and Angela's new dog).
I do realize that there are not any pictures of my husband. Well, the reason is because the pictures I did have of him didn't turn out. Beau and flashes do not mix. Anyways, I just want to say how thankful I am for all of the friends we have here in Iowa. They really do become a second family. We love and appreciate all of you.
P.s. if anyone can tell me why my camera is retarded and making fuzzy or hazy pictures please let me know. Thanks

Monday, November 19, 2007

Are you kidding me?

I am going to have to say that I was SHOCKED! WOW. I honestly thought for sure Deanna but NO. After watching I really felt bad for both girls. How sad they were...I mean they were really really crushed. Poor things. BUT on the other hand...if he wasn't feeling it then good for him. Then again he may be getting a little too comfy with his single bachelor life and doesn't want to just settle with one lovely lady (I personally don't think he is like that..because I know him so well hehehe)...if that is the case then ...well naughtiness. haha

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Wind Beneath My Wings...

So I just watched Beaches lastnight. I love that movie. I cry everytime I watch it. I still remember watching it with my mom and sometimes my sisters...oh the memories. Anyways this song is on there, I know, I really do know. CHEEEEEEESY! BUT it is a very dear song to me. It reminds me of my mom. Growing up I remember listening to Bette all the time...and I remember singing it at the top of my lungs w/ my mom. I still do sing it and I LOVE IT! Drives Beau crazy though. haha
So I know not everything in this song applies to my mom but ALOT of it does. Or maybe I should say the main part...that Iknow. My mom is the wind beneath my wings. She is strong. And I do want to be everything that she is. She is such an amazing woman.

BUT I also am going to have to say that I have found and am married to my best friend he is also the wind beneath my wings. He has such a strength. I know I can depend on him for anything. He is there for anything and everything I need. I am in total aww of how physically (ohhh lala), emotionally and spiritually strong he is not just for himself but for me as well. With you by my side I am a better person and I thank you for that. I love you honey. So this song is for you as well....I know you love it. Just imagine me singing this to you with my broadway vocals.

So I am sorry folks but I am going to leave this song on my blog until after Thanksgiving. Because I love it.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Epiphany....

Just a quick post here. I have been having such a hard time with patience lately. My kids have been getting into EVERYTHING! They are doing the EXACT opposite of what I say. I mean seriously my patience is shot. So anyways I got up this morning knowing that it was going to be another day w/ the testing of my patience. I was thinking on the way home from taking Beau to school how it was going to be another hard day. Well then I had an epiphany. I thought to myself "Sarah you need to pray and you need to read your scriptures not only for yourself but for the kids as well.". I know it's like DUH HELLO of course. But for me I mean I'll be honest I tr to be diligent but it doesn't always happen. So anyways, here I am reading out loud and what happens? That's right Tuck and Till come and sit on my lap and listen to me read the entire Chapter. I am so dead serious! It was seriously amazing. Anyways, all I have to say is that I felt that through out the remainder of the day I was given that extra bit of patience I needed. And instead of getting frustrated with everything...I thought to myself...."Self, these beautiful babies are not always going to be doing little things like this. And one day you will wish that they were here with you 24-7 doing these things." So blah blah blah. I know this is more like a journal entry but I just thought that this was neat because it was my little or big blessing of the day. So I know this didn't make sense but oh well. haha

Sunday, November 11, 2007

He came....and then was gone...:(

So Beau and I were out and about last Saturday with my folks and we saw this sign that said "PUPPIES FOR SALE". I thought for sure my mom would like to look at them. SOOOO of course we stopped to look. I TOTALLY fell in love with one of them. He was 8 wks old and a Lhasa Apso. For those of you who don't know...Lhasa Apso's are a more mild dog...(not a yapper) and they have real hair so they don't shed. Anyways beau and I discussed and decided it would be good for the fam to get him. We were so flippin excited! He was soooo stinkin precious. Anways come to find out we can't have PUPPIES at The Hamptons (who knew we lived in such an uppity place). Nope...we can't. You can only have a dog if they are AT LEAST a year old. WHATEVER....dumb rule. Anyways we sold the little guy but I thought I would post a few of the cute little pics so you all could see. One day I WILL HAVE ANOTHER ONE. Oh yes...we named him SOX. WE MISS YOU SOX!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Happy Birthday Tilly

Okay these pictures look really fuzzy...sorry.
So Tilly is 2 years old. I honestly can't believe two years has gone by. Time flies way too fast! Well, poor little Tilly doesn't have any friends her age so we decided we would have a little family birthday party. And I must say it was actually really fun. The whole party was about princesses because she is showing interest in that stuff FINALLY! Forever it was only batman and superman. It is stil them but now she includs Cinderella and Barbie. FUN! Sissy is such a funny girl she has quite the personality. Here are 24 things about Sis that I love...there were more but I will do 24 for 2 yrs old! YAY!

1. She has the most amazing bed head i have ever seen

2. Tilly takes care of her brother.

3. She is extremely strong willed

4. She loves her family

5. She ALWAYS says the prayer. Even if someone else is saying it she will copy everything they say.

6. Tilly would sleep all day if I let her...she likes her sleep.

7. when Tucker is wrestling someone whether it be beau or braden she jumps right on it. She can hold her own

8. FEARLESS...that can be good and bad.

9. My kids have awesome manner...real lucky there but Tilly has some awesome manners...she always says please and thank you and excuse me. AMAZING

10. Whenever she gets in trouble she gets this really high pitched voice and says "sorry mom" and then smiles with her tongue sticking out.

11. When TIlly wakes up from a nap she immediatley asks where Tucker is or if she can have a "samich"

12. She is named after my twin

13. She loves to dance

14. She loves to play dressup ESPECIALLY with my makeup that she sneaks

15. I love it when she comes up to me and asks me to hold her out of the blue. It makes me feel like she is thinking about me and just wants to be close to me.

16. I love her smile and her beautiful eyes...and everything else about her

17. She has quite the appetite when it comes to spagetti, banana pancakes and cold cereal

18. The name Tilly comes from a book that I first read when I was 12 yrs old.

19. Tilly loves to play superheroes with her brother

20. I know it isn't nice but I think it is so funny how she scowls at Beau when he tells her not to do something.

21. Tilly has a strong spirit. She brings love and happiness into our home.

22. Tilly was a BEAUTIFUL suprise!

23. It's funny to watch Tilly copy everything Tucker does and says.

24. Tilly was 8lbs and 2 oz and born at 11:45 in the evening...15 mins before her due date.

video below

Okay it works now. Hooray. But I still need someone to show me how to upload videos w/out using You Tube.

Who are these superstars...

So I am just now figuring out this video thing. Anyways I just thought I'd catch the kids doing what they love to do. Everytime they hear music they stop what they are doing and start dancing! I LOVE IT! Tucker comes up w/ some pretty amazing moves. Now, future back up dancer! haha I think they get their dancing skills from Beau.
ONe more thing if anyone knows how to put a video on another way besides You Tube please tell me. I don't want to use You Tube. you can email me at I need serious instructions. hahaha

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Halloween in I-O-WAAAY...

Oh Tilly don't try hiding that sweet is in the genes...just own it!

So I was so excited to meet "THE" Nacho and Encarnacion (s/p)

Well this is the best lookin batgirl I have EVER seen. Yes she wanted to be batman so I made her batgirl.

Tucker with an Awesome pose...Wasss Up brotha. What can I little man is smoooooth.

Awww the family pic. Yep this was in front of a way cool haunted ship that we went trick or treating to thanks to our wonderful friends the Russells. I can't say the kids really liked it though.

Jen and Nate at the Cookie Party...what a sweet friend.

MMMMMMMMMMMM....pure sugar!

Where there is frosting there is Tucker.

The wonderful hostess of the fun cookie party. Thanks Andrea!

Some of you may be wondering where you can order such amazingly decorated cookies..well I will tell you a secret...I MADE THEM! No I really did. If you are nice to me I will make you some too. HAHAHAHAHHAHA

Yep so I'm a bit late with this post but I have visitors and so I am busy busy busy. Halloween was so fun for us this year. I think with kids each holiday gets more and more fun the older they get. At least for me that is how it is. So, we went to a FABULOUS Halloween Cookie making party and the kids loved eating the frosting and playing. I loved frosting the cookies and mingling w/ the lovely ladies! Thanks Andrea for having such a fun party! We then had a "party" for the neighborhood kids. My neighbors put it on. It was nice. THEN THE BEST....TRICK OR TREATING! HELLO FUN! I absolutely loved to watch batgirl and "the BLUE POWER RANGER" trick or treat this year. We went with Jen and Chris Russell and it was so fun! Tilly really caught on fast to the whole trickortreat concept. She was a bit...hmmm..what shall i say....AGGRESIVE. Man she pushed right on in there for her candy and did she take one? OH NO she helpd herself to all that she wanted. Yes, she knows what she wants. Then there was my shy little man. HAHAHA...he would stand back and watch until Tilly pushed him from behind and saying from behind, " come on Tu-ta trit or treat".
Then we went to a fabulous party hosted by my friend Kelly or should I say Encarnacion and Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacho. It was just an all around fabulous holiday for us! Thank you to all our friends for making it so fun for all of us! Anyways I am posting a few ofthe pics the rest will have to come later!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Visitors on my Blog...


So a friend of mine had a post like this a while ago. I thought it was awesome and thought about doing it but forgot about it until I started watching on my map how many times my blog was looked at and by whom. So I thought I would write a post about how much I appreciate people leaving comments on my blog even if they are visiting. I don't mind if people stop in to see how my family is doing or even if they are just curious. I do mind if they stop in and don't comment.
I don't know if any of you have noticed but I do have this little map on my sidebar that shows me how many times my blog has been viewed a day and how many times by the same CITY AND STATE...that's right JEFFERSONVILLE, IN I know you are a busy little bee visitng my who are you? I really don't care that people look at my blog...but for heaven sakes if you have a blog I would like to see it or even if you don't and we know eachother I would like to keep in touch so leave a comment. Even if it is just to say hi.
Oh and just so you all know I am typing this with a smile on my face and love in my heart...meaning I'm not at all raunchin!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Our Family Pictures

So thanks to some lovely ladies we now have an AWESOME family picture. I am going to have to say it is the first one that I have ever felt like showing off.hehehe...sorry I'm just excited to get them. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my pictures. Jen, Jessie they are perfect. I am going to have to say that if any of you are looking for someone to take some fantastic family pictures(In Iowa of course) then you need to talk to me and I will point you in the right direction!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Rebecca Anne...My Twin...

My Beautiful Twin and her little family.

What a precious little picture. Isn't little Nik so cute where he is sticking out his tongue.

And the handsome little man.

I've just been thinking about my twin alot lately and thought I would post some lovely pictures of her. For those of you who don't know her she is an amazing and beautiful woman. She is so strong and yet very gentle. Becca is one of the funniest human beings I have ever known. She is hillarious! She can make anyone laugh. SO yeah anyways this is her and her family. Bec just so you know I sure do love and miss you.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

People need to be aware of this.....

I just want you to all go to this website and read the entire article. I am so glad I found ot about this because I was totally planning on going to see this movie. Of course I'm not anymore. Anyways, I thought you all needed to know about this movie. He is quoted as saying:
"I don't profess any religion; I don't think it's possible there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words 'spiritual' and 'spirituality'." On this website it goes on to say that Pullman (the author of these books) leaves little doubt about his intentions when he said in a 2003 interview that "My books are about killing God." (Conservative British columnist Peter Hitchens labeled Pullman "The most dangerous author in Britain."
I copied all of this from the below website.

Mornings with the Ross'

Seriously this is how most mornings go in our household. The kids are always into Beau's hats. It doesn't matter if they are baseball caps or stocking caps they are into them. I should say it is Tucker who is Tilly just follows and does EVERYTHING her older brother does. They make me laugh at how silly they are. I had to get some pictures of their sweet outfits. We went to the store looking this way this morning. Yep, we did, kids had jammies and bed head. I had no makeup and I know this is going to be gross but true friends don't care, I hadn't brushed my teeth so I was chewing on bubble gum. Seriously it makes me laugh to think of what people were thinkng when they saw me and my kiddos in their jammies w/ messy hair shoved into a cart. What a sight. What can I say we didn't have anything for breakfast. HAHAHA...W. T. is all I have to say! LOVE IT!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Nothin like sisters...

Aimee and Olivia my beautiful sisters. Aimee is the top one and Olivia is below. Both are older. LOVE EM!

These are my sister Aimees' kids. Jimmy is 4 and Livi is 3 (?).

This is Olivia and her beautiful family. Isaac is 4, Hazel is 3, Maddie is umm..I forgot and she is pregnant w/ her 4th. What a WOMAN!

I felt so silly taking my picture in front of this Amish carriage. I was trying to hurry and get pictures before the owners came out of the store. HAHAHA

Isaac found a furry catepillar at Stringtown and it was AMAZING. We had to get a picture. Of course the catepillar freaked Tucker out but what doesn't. haha. I love these kids!

All I can say is that I feel so lucky to have all the sisters I have. They are my best friends. Aimee (the eldest)and Lib (third born) came to visit me for a couple of days. It was a bit tight in my awesome two bedroom townhome w/ 7 kids and 4 adults but TOTALLY worth it. I would do it again if they ever wanted to. So anyways, my sweet sisters have never been to Iowa so of course I took them on a lovely tour of Kalona and Nauvoo. They had never seen an Amish community so they were really excited about that and then Nauvoo...well goodness it was awesome just to show them the temple. So yeah enjoy the pics!
Thank you guys so much for coming to see me. It really meant more than I think you know. I love you guys!
LOTS of Pictures coming up.