Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Oh How I Love These Two Guys!

This holiday season was wonderful thanks to my wonderful husband and sweet son! Brody was so much fun, even though he doesn't understand Christmas, I had so much fun going to Tucson and buying him presents! But this post is mostly a tribute to my sweet husband. For Christmas we drove to Mesa on Christmas Eve, then after spending Christmas with my family we drove back to Sierra Vista. Then turned around and spent the rest of the week in Tucson at the Starr Pass Resort with the Clawson's. Then we came back to Sierra Vista.....and once again left after church to go have dinner in Thatcher with the Allred's. Lets just say I'm exhasted! Lance realized that I was so so tired, so when we got home at 8pm, he took Brody, and I went and relaxed in a hot bath! (I LOVE LOVE baths)Pure Bliss. When I came down stairs Lance had made a fire and was feeding Brody a bottle. And on top of that, since Lance isn't working at the bank anymore, I get to see him more often! And yesterday, he offered to go grocery shopping for me! He is such a sweetheart! Thank you Lancer, I Love you!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Two Years!!!

Time sure does fly...when your having fun!

I love these girls!

I was the 21st grandchild to be sealed by my grandpa Standage...He is such a meek and inspired man.

My awesome sisters!

Our wedding day was so much fun...i wouldn't have wanted it any other way! Lance is such an amazing person. One of my favorite things about him is that he was such an incredible missionary. He loved the people of Venezuela so much and he was able to bring so many souls unto Christ. He has such an amazing testimony of the church and it strenghthens me so much. And I'm so grateful for his love for our family, he works so hard for us and I love him so much! I can't believe two years has gone by so fast...and now we have a sweet baby boy! I love you so much Lancer! And I'm excited for the years to come!

Friday, December 19, 2008

High School Tag

So I was looking at Adele and Amy's blog's and they did a fun high school tag...and I'm real bored, so here it goes...

1. Did you date someone from your high school? Nope.

2. What kind of car did you drive? I drove a '98 purple jeep wrangler... not barney purple though...it looked real close to black.

3.Did you pass your driver's license test on the first try? ya, barely. I was driving Adele's green honda...which I had never driven before. and then I had to drive through construction and forgot to get in the turning lane when I turned left...woops.

4. Were you a party animal? No, not at all.

5. Were you considered a flirt? I don't think so, I was pretty shy.

6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? Ha ya...Dorkestra! Dr. Temme really hated me(I talked to much!)...which makes me laugh because he liked you, Adele. psh..

7.Were you a nerd? No. Well I hope not. haha. No really I had fun in high school with friends!

8. Were you on any varsity teams? Nope, I always kinda wanted to, but I was terrible at sports!

9. Did you get suspended/expelled? Nope.

10. Can you sing the fight song? Was there one?

11. Who was your favorite teacher? ummm.... I think her name was Ms. Nunez? in English, she was way nice. BUT I really hate school, so I can tell you who I didn't like, Mr. Vogl-for some kind of math and Mrs. Peterson-mythology (who takes that class anyway!). But my senior year I went to Beauty school instead and I LOVE Mrs. Lua! haha!

12. Where did you sit at lunch? umm..we had open lunch, so mostly home and taco bell, yum! And then in beauty school we had a good ole time in the back room. It was like a little cubby hole...We would take like 2-3 hour lunches..hahah.

13. What is your school's first name? Mountain View High School.

14. Did you go to Homecoming? and with who? Yea, senior year I went with Mike Grubbs.

15. Did you go to prom? Haha, ya. It was pretty fun. Harrison Rogers is a goof ball.

16. If you could go back and do it all again would you? No way!! I love my life one million times better now! Getting to have your best friend with you for eternity and the blessing of starting a family is so much better!

17. What do you remember about graduation night? It was hot and gross, with bugs flying around. But we went to the grad night party and then went to Whitney's house and swam, is that all we did? I can't remember everything...

18. Where did you go senior ditch day? I dont' even think I ditched. I've never ditched school, I was too scared. Not for school, but my parents would KILL me. ahah...I learned through my big sis.

19. Were you in any clubs? Nope

20. Have you gained weight since then? Well I don't want to brag, but no. I'm the same.

21. Are you planning on going back for the 10 year reunion? Probably, I don't see why not.

22. Did you have a job senior year? No, I was in beauty school from 10-5pm. That was enough work for me.

Wow, how funny. If you have any fun memories from high school, leave a comment, I wanna know!

Oh! and I have some good news! Today was Lance's last day working at the bank! Yea! Two weeks ago he put in his notice, because trying to work at the bank and running a business was too much! So he is all done and we couldn't be happier! Now we get to see him a lot more often and Brody and I are so so happy! We Love him so much!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


It's officially winter when...

...I wear socks and pj's all day....

...I don't get ready, no point it's too dang cold outside to run errands(I'm such a wimp)...

...The gas bill is so high that I have to make fires all day long to keep the house warm...

...It snows on the mountain and is suppose to snow tonight and all day tomorrow- yuck...

...Brody gets a little baby cold :( ...

... All the plants are dead and Sierra Vista is no longer pretty...

...Lance and I layer on quilts at night to keep warm...

Can I just be a snow bird and live in Mesa for the winter!

Friday, December 12, 2008


I seriously can't believe that I have a three month old! He has grown and changed so much!!!

He is so so active. Basically, he likes to be entertained in some way, ALL the time. He likes to stand and sit on your lap. And loves to watch TV.

He absolutely LOVES bathtime. If he's ever super fussy, I just give him a bath and he is happy as can be. He splashes and kicks. The sad thing is he gets a little ecezema or a heat rash if he's in too long. So he only gets to stay in 10 min. tops.

We have a schedule down pretty good. He takes a 1 1/2 to 2 hour nap in the morning; a 2 hour nap in the afternoon; and he's very close to sleeping through the night! He goes to bed around 8:30 or 9 and last night got up at 4am! So hopefully his tummy will realize that he doesn't have to eat at nighttime! Which would be wonderful for mom!

Brody is smiling and laughing. He is a pretty serious baby, and used to take a while to make him smile, BUT he is smiling more and more everyday!

He loves to cuddle and wrap his arms around things. Last week we found out that he loves this little puppy. He loves to hug, slobber, and bite his puppy! haha! And he has to have a blanket to hug when he takes a nap.
Lance and I LOVE this little boy so much. We are loving watching him grow up! He makes us laugh so so much!

Friday, December 5, 2008


Definition: loss of hair, wool, or feathers: BALDNESS

This is how I've been feeling for while...except multiply the hair by 100 times!

Another side affect of pregnancy...but it's totally worth it.

However, I have such fine hair, that there is no point in fixing my hair for the day. Because it just looks like this...

Anyone else feel this way?

Well, I talked to my wonderful husband about this...because we all know he went through the same thing...except on a much larger scale. Lance lost his hair on his mission, which he said he is so thankful it happened at that time. The reason being, he didn't have time to think about himself and his hair. He asked his mission president if he could buzz his head and now he just shaves it. I love it though and especially right after he shaves it! It's so smooth!

Don't worry buddy, BALD IS BEAUTIFUL!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Family Pictures!

So a couple weeks ago we finally had family pictures done! One of my best friends Kacey was nice enough to take the pictures...she is basically professional! She did such an amazing job and I love them so so much! Our family of THREE!

Mr. Brody Boy!
Doesn't this one look like a Christmas Card! I love it!

Lance loves his little mini-me

Brody and Tate

The Standage Clan
Just the Girls
Thank You Kacey!

I Love Christmas!

I'm so happy it's Christmas time! So this week my husband is gone for three days, which stinks big time, But I'm going to keep myself way busy and put Christmas decorations! And I think I'll watch some Christmas movies while I'm at it! I love this time of year, I was watching a Christmas program on PBS...haha I know. Ya know those ones where they show you part of the program and then beg for money...ha. Well, it was a music program and they were singing about how people are so nice and cheerful during this season... it's so true though. But what's sad is why can't some of those people be happy all year long and not just at Christmas. Which reminds me of this grouchy old man that lives in our neighborhood. He walks his dog and smokes a cigar everyday at 5 pm. funny I know. But I see him almost everyday and wave at him, but he just looks at me and keeps walking. So rude huh? I wonder what he's thinking everytime I wave at him. is he mad? is he not all there? ha... I don't know. But I think we all just need to be a little more friendly all year round, say hi to people, make small talk with random people. We don't have to put up a block wall to everyone...yes definitly to those creepy Chester's...but anyway that's just a little somethin I've been thinking about. Oh and I totally watched a fun Christmas movie the day after Thanksgiving with my sister's. We watch this wonderful movie every year, and I love it so much...I'll probably watch it like five more times. If you haven't seen White Christmas, it's a must!

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