Saturday, February 11, 2012

I will be better!!!

I am making a deal with myself that I WILL BE BETTER . . . . . a better wife, a better mom, a better friend, a better sister, a better business owner, a better leader, a better blogger, a better person!!! This last year made me realize that I can't be selfish and I need to be a better me!!! I want to be the best I can because that is all that is asked of us!!! I am so blessed to have a happy healthy family, a thriving business and great friends and I don't want to ever forget to show my appreciation for those things! I want to be better and I WILL BE BETTER!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Last one in Braces . . .

About a 2 years ago Caden and I planned to have braces together. Unfortunately things didn't quite work out and I have had mine on and off since then, but Caden just got his one!!! After having all of our family in braces, Caden is the last one. So . . . $4,300 later . . . he finally has them on!!! My favorite is that the Dr. Office told him that he can't kiss girls that have braces on or they will possibly get stuck together!!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

January 2012

I always love how January comes around and we get motivated to set new goals and look forward to all the new adventures the year will bring. Our family was looking forward to January for sure!!! Doug and I attend our 4th Scentsy Leadership Retreat to Riviera Maya in Mexico. We had such a great week there. We left January 9th and came home January 15th. We spent time with our Scentsy family, Scentsy Friends, My baby sister Lyndsee and Gabe and learned of some amazing new things that are in place to happen in Scentsy this year.

Monday, January 16, 2012

College . . . .

Well, this month, we took Austin to college. Here is how it went . . . we got back from Mexico and he was packed and ready to go on Monday. It was Martin Luther King Day on Monday and so no one had school. We loaded up the car and headed over to Boise to the University Suites. He was so excited and ready to move out and be on his own. It was quite the adjustment for mom though!!! I cried for at least a week 1/2. I can't be that old right??? I was happy for him but just sad that the time has flown by so fast and that I feels so different at home without him here. I am so proud of Austin and the decisions he has made in his life and am looking forward to watching him grow up. Life changes too quickly and I am realizing how precious life can really be!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

House for Sale

Well we finally made the decision to put the house up for sale. We have been contemplating it for the last year but with the market so low we just couldn't make ourselves commit. We finally did it though this weekend. We are so lucky to have Tracy Kasper as our Realtor. She is amazing. Here is the virtual tour link if you want to see.

Stevenson House

If you're looking we are selling. . .

Monday, March 14, 2011

Week of March 6th - March 12th

So this last week was a pretty normal week. The kids are not in any activites other than Austin, work, Alexis dance and Caden playing with neighbors. It has still be crazy weather rain one day or two days then a nice sunny day with rain the next day and then some snow a little. Isn't spring supposed to be warming up a bit? Doug is working here and there - depends on the weather.
We are preparing for Austin's graduation in May. I can not believe that it has already been almost 18 years. We are planning a trip to Maui Hawaii and are sooooooo excited!!! I will be sure to post pictures for you after we go. We bought a FLIP CAM to save us space and to be able to video some fun things too. Caden bought an IPOD this last weekend and has done nothing except listen to it and pretend that he can't hear you. He loves it though. I put a down payment on a NEW APPLE IPAD 2 and can't wait to get the phone call that it's in. We went and saw "Just Go With It" this weekend and loved it. Not really a movie for an 11 year old though. OOPS! Doug got to go snowmobiling on Saturday up at the Cabin. He has been so bummed this year because of not being able to go every weekend. Soon, soon Doug we will get our time for that. We hope you all have a great week and enjoy the sunshine when it is out!

We should have another normal week but that could change!!! We will see!

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Beginning of 2011 for us

So far this year we have been super duper busy!!! Caden finished up his AAU basketball league. Doug and Austin were the coaches this year. They finished 3rd. I love watching them coach and seeing Caden grow in his basketball abilities!!!

I got my Braces off and we are getting ready to put Caden's on next. WOW!!! All 5 of us have almost been in braces now.

January Doug and I went to the Bahamas for a Directors Retreat. It was a cruise and we had a great time, but it was really really cold there. It was in the 50's we took shorts and no jackets so we were a little chillly! Got to spend time with one of my favorite Sisters and her husband. . . . Lyndsee and Gabe. We had a good time with them and sure miss them.

Doug and I with my upline SuperStar Director and her Husband Orville Thompson,
who also happen to be the OWNERS of SCENTSY!!! I am soooooooo blessed!

My favorite Picture of us at the Bahamas!!!
I just love hanging out with my FAMILIA on Scentsy events!!!

This was the market in the Bahamas!!! It was STINKY and crowded!!!
Not so fond of the closeness in there.

Cigars anyone!?? They are hand-made. All different flavors.

It depends on what part of the Bahamas you're in. . .

LOVE, LOVE this SISTER of mine!

Pelicans hanging out in Key West.

A shot of Miami before we left.

The front of our cruise ship Majesty of the Seas .

February I took Alexis, Paige and my mom to Washington DC with me. It was so fun!!! We had a Scentsy show there and we spend a couple days walking, walking, walking. There was so much to see there!!! We went to the Houlicost Museum, Ford's Theatre, Washington Memorial, World War II Memorial, Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial (my favorite!), White House, Smithsonian Natural History Museum and Smithsonian American History Museum. We had so much fun and at night we laughed so hard we cried. I loved it!!! Will definitely go back there!!!

Alexis, Paige, Mom and I sitting in the Subway inside the
American History Smithsonian Museum.

Two of my favorite People!!!! MOM and ALEXIS!!!

We were there!!!

Alexis and I in front of the WHITE HOUSE. I loved being there.
It was so fun and we had a blast walking all over the whole town!!!

My favorite thing in DC. I loved being right in front of this statue!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Two BEAUTIFUL girls in DC!!!
This is the Excuse me pole. . . (Funny story you'll have to ask one of us!)

Paigee, Alexis and I in front of the Washington Monument. BEAUTIFUL day it was!

All of us at Ford's Theater where Lincoln was shot. What a great experience we had!