Saturday, June 29, 2013

Our Newest Addition

A whole lot has happened since my last post. Like Wil graduating college, finding employment, moving to a new house in a new state, moving again two weeks before baby number 6 was due- into our own home (we are home owners again!), giving birth naturally-no drugs-five days after due date but i was induced so who knows how long it would have taken on my own, and welcoming our sweet Eve into this world and our eternal family! We feel SO BLESSED!!!! All the children just love and adore her!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mother's Day 2011




I am so grateful to be a mother-espescially to these wonderful people! I love them so much! And I love that Wil desires and provides the way that I can stay home with them and be their mother in every sense of the word! Thank you, Babe! I love my family!
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Father's Day 2011



I am so grateful to have such a father as Wil is! He is very dedicated to leading our family in rightousness, and is so much fun! Many of you have not seen his funny-ness! He cracks us up. Many dinner hours have been filled with laughter because of Daddy. WE love you Daddy!
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Monday, July 18, 2011


Lucy Graham joined our family on June 23, and we are so happy to have her in our arms! She was (and still is) very small, she only weighed 6lb 4oz (our smallest by far!) was 18 in. long with a 13 1/4 cm head circumference. The delivery went great! (I was induced, for scheduling sake- Wil was still on track/school) On her way out though she scratched her face pretty good with three of her fingernails. It was sad and it got a lot of attention by her siblings. "Poor Lucy!" They all adore her and want to help and hold her, often -they are a big help! It was fun for me when they came to the hospital after she was born to see her for the first time. They were all so interested in all of her! They also brought her and me gifts, every time they came to the hospital. They were homemade gifts, or something found in the house-I just love it! My mom came to help us and stayed for about ten days! We are so grateful she did! She was a big help and did a lot of fun park outings with the kids, and they were very sad to see her go! We love you Nana, and thank you SOOOO much! Lucy is so very sweet, and easy going, and handles the craziness of this house quite well! WE LOVE LUCY! (These pictures range from four days before she was born (me on Father's day) to Lucy being about three weeks old.)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Eliza's Birthday (I am very late posting this!)

Here are pictures of Eliza's day. She was so happy that it was her day and she enjoyed it! For school I made cake balls for her class and she got to pass them out to each child. Then on the way home, on the bus, they sang to her. She requested lasagna for dinner, so that is what we ate and then we opened presents and had cake and ice cream. It was a great day and we are so happy to have Eliza in our family! It would be so different with out her. We love you, Pony! :)

5 in 1

So we have been asked the question more than once, "Where is the baby going to sleep?" We live in a basement apartment because Wil is in school and it is much more affordable! We have been blessed with a large basement apartment that we have lived in during the whole time we have lived in this town. We have three bedrooms and 1 bath. Before now we had all of the children in one room with the extra room for our food storage/small guest room. Well all of the children are still in one room but we re-arranged their bedroom about a month ago in order to fit all five of them, once the baby is a few months old! We purchased a twin mattress and a bunkboard in order to make it work and the children love it! :) I am so grateful for a large room that they can all fit into! :) I am sure they will all have many memories of sharing this room for years to come! I really like the new arrangement. It feels more open. :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Birthday Song

I love this video, but I love those singing it the best! I am so blessed!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

5 Little Monkeys

Brigham has been very into babies lately and has his own baby he takes to bed with him but come the end of June we will have a real baby for him to hold! Five little Grahams! And more than that Hyrum and Eliza's finger crossings paid off because on Tuesday the 15th we found out that it is a GIRL!! We are all so thrilled! Everything looks great and I am feeling great! It was a rough first 3 and a half months or so but we are past that now and enjoying the anticipation of a new little spirit joining our family, a little princess!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Our First Half of 2010

Well here is a major catch-up post but oh well. This takes you from January through June. Hyrum's 3rd place was for his Valentines box he made (an Up house). Eliza's 5th Birthday Princess Party and cake. My best friends Em and Em were able to come and visit, great times! Eliza made me a chain on my birthday (one chain on my day:)) and volunteered to help make my cake. My wonderful upstairs neighbor (then, they have since moved :( Luckily we've been blessed again with our new neighbors!) had my kids help her make a piniata for Cinco De Mayo and Eliza broke it open! Hyrum's Princess and the frog hat for Professer Faciliare (sp?) For Mother's Day my mom and brother and his wife, Karen came to visit us! Good times! Thanks you three. Brigham turned one year, and Wil's parents sent him a teddy bear with balloons and it was a hit! More of Hyrum's Drawings, he has got a talent! I made homemade noodles, it was fun! New Chore Chart. Hyrum and Eliza got into Safety Patrol kids and made badges and all and when we walked to a store down main street one summer morning they kept us safe! :) We took a day trip up to West yellowstone and had a picnic in the forest and went to a train museum and also got to go into an old train car! It was so much fun! And that is the first half of our year in a nutshell, oh and I should have had a picture of Wil studying and doing homework which is what occupied so much of his time! He worked so hard and it paid off! Great job Babe, your grades show it! :) I am such a blessed daughter of God!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Scissors and 12 inches later!!!

I finally took the big step and thanks to my mom, who came to visit us over Mother's day weekend , cut my hair! And I am loving it! She did a great job and I am glad she was there, with me for it all. :) (It has been three weeks but I am just getting to posting it, but what's new?) (the last three pictures were taken on my computer camera and so it is a mirror image and flip-flopped as far as my part goes)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Our January 2010

Happy New Year! We finally purchased a sled, or two actually, so we could have some fun for most of the year since it seems that winter lasts most of the year here! :) So luckily our neighbors have a little hill that the kids and I sled down right on to our driveway from. All while Brigham slept in his crib, it was great! We loved it! Eliza is my big helper and here are some pictures to prove it! I love her so much and am so glad to have her as my girl! You might notice the paradise falls homemade poster in the background, well that is Hyrum's and it has been every thing UP lately around here and I love his excitement over it! Also this month was Snowfest here in our town they have a festival to celebrate and participate in snow activities and so the kids and I went to it. It was fun, full of another sleigh ride and snow bowling and treasure hunting in the snow, and some sledding of course! But it had to come to an end and well William wasn't too happy about that. We also had some good friends over and they brought a fun meal for the kids. It was octopi on the reef! They know how much Hyrum LOVES octopi and thought of him when they saw this idea in a magazine. Thank you guys!

Our December 2009

December is always a fun month but for Brigham at the beginning it wasn't so fun because he had some immunizations and that is never fun! We got to go and visit a dear friend and her family while our van had it's mandatory warranty check, we had a great time! Wil had his birthday, hurray! Hyrum had his Christmas program at school which was so fun to watch. He had a lead role in leading all of his class in a dance he made up for their Hanuka song. He cracks us up! We went for a sleigh ride in the very cold winter weather I think it was in the teens and then we had complimentary hot cocoa which was very welcomed! Actually the sleigh ride was free too so a wonderful activity for a poor college family of six! :) Hyrum had a turn at driving the team until one of the horses wanted to start running and well, the driver took over thankfully! :) He was going to let Eliza have a turn but the one horse really wasn't co-operating. Then we had our traditional Mexican dinner for Christmas eve and our traditional cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, homemade this year instead of Rhodes Rolls. I made one batch peppermint white chocolate and the other regular gooey goodness! Yum! Oh and our Mexican dinner consisted of Chili con Carne(pictured)that Wil made by scratch and then Wil's salsa and quesadillas, tacos, and taquitos. I also made Cheesy potato soup another tradition on Christmas day or I might have actually ended up doing it the day after, I can't remember. It was a lovely holiday and we feel so blessed!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Our November 2009

For thanksgiving Wil and I enjoyed baking and cooking all day together and because it was only our little family together for Thanksgiving we ate "thanksgiving dinner" for many days! But oh, was it yummy, and so much fun to have Daddy at home for the whole day! We also purchased our live Christmas tree at the end of the month and the children were loving it! The last picture is missing Brigham's stocking but that wasn't for long! My mom MAKES all of the grandchildrens' stockings and she sent us Brigham's shortly after this was taken.

Our October of 2009

There are a lot of Brigham pictures in here but that is because he is growing so quickly, besides he is just so cute! We had a fun and unique Halloween this year, my brother and sister-in-law came and visited us! We had a fun cake walk and pizza. We then got the children dressed in their costumes which were a hit(thanks Mimi and Grampy)! Then because of the hour and the weather we decided to trick-or-treat down our hallway with all four of us adults taking a room! It was very fun for all of us and though I worried how they would take it (not going out and all) it ended up being a big success for all involved! Then we let the children watch a video while we adults played one of my favorite games Moods! It was of course a blast! Thanks Drew and Karen for the fun and memories you helped us create!

Monday, October 5, 2009

8 Wonderful Years!!

Eight years ago Wil and I were sealed for eternity! I can't believe it has already been eight years! I treasure our relationship and feel so blessed to be sealed to one of Heavenly Father's choice sons! I love you hunny and am so thankful to you for what you have molded our family into because of your desire to follow the will of our Father! I love how sentimental you are and thank you for making me feel so special and important! For those of you who don't know, when Wil first kissed me (this being a first for both of us) he stood me up on a rock to do so. He then took that rock, with out me knowing, to a look out in one of the canyons in Utah and at sunrise he stood me up on this rock and proposed to me! He gave me two rocks that day, the one on my finger and the one outside of our home right now! Yep, we have moved that rock with us where ever we have gone and it is heavy! I love you babe! Here's to eternity!
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