Friday, May 25, 2012

Saige's 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony!

Today was Saige's 8th Grade Promotion and awards ceremony!   Can't believe my little little girl is going to High School next year!  I know I say this all the time, but how in the world is she almost 14?  I still remember her loving her Ernie doll and watching Monsters Inc. over and over like it was yesterday.  This child brought so much joy to my life during a time that just wasn't that cheerful and I knew right then that Heavenly Father had a plan all along and I'm so happy that everything turned out how it did!  She has been raised in a unified home with lots of love from myself and her Joel daddy!  It was a good day!  I love her to death and I couldn't have asked for a more sweet child.  "oh the places you will go, my sweet girl"

Now for the pictures!! I totally thought I had figured out the whole picture order thing and yup, I didn't....go and technology just don't mix...ha ha!  But, maybe by the next post, I will have it down!  So, the first picture is after the ceremony!!!  We took her out for a celebratory lunch!  I love the look on Joel's face....such a cutie!

Mom and Pop!
The honoree and her itty bitty bro!  This kid is attached to her hip most of the time! 
Cute kiddos!  (if I do say so myself...ha ha)
Saige and a little buddy!
My beautiful girl.....dang it, quit growing up!
Bodie with his usual perky self for pictures!!  This time I think he actually got hurt right before we took these....little stink!
Doesn't get any better than's what life is all about!
Saige and one of her favorite teachers and basketball coach...Mr. Moen.
Saige received and award for Student of the Year for P.E.  Her teacher sent me the nicest email...the kind every parent wants to receive about their child....very happy for her.
Love her.
I actually got two videos to upload...(yay me!) 

Way to go Saige!  We love you!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day 2012!

We had such a nice mother's day weekend!  The weather was absolutely beautiful and we are enjoying the pool so much!  With gas prices being so high, I believe this is going to be our entertainment for the summer....and I'm totally okay with that!  Joel has the pool looking crystal clear and he actually seems to enjoy keeping up with all the maintenance....whoo-hoo for that!

 Bodie doing what he does best.....spitting!  Ha ha....seriously trying to break him of this little habit...ugh!
 We bought some more chairs for chilling....Bodie is a fan!
 He is such a hoot!
 I seriously need to figure out this new format...all my pictures come up in random order now and that bugs....but, I guess for now, we'll go with it!  Bodie wasn't having any of Sunday pics, little stinker!  Oh well, I guess I'll take what I can get....nice pic of Buzz...don't ya think?
 Picking through the grass was much more entertaining!
 Ahhhh, a flower for Buzz...he's so sweet!
 The hunny and I.  Love him...he was super sweet all day!
 Very cute picture!
 Kyle is one handsome dude!
 Keeping it real with Bodie...ha ha ha!  He is a mess!  But, I wanted to include a picture of all my kiddos!  I really am a blessed mom...Kyle and Saige gave me some sweet, heartfelt cards and they both made my day with their thoughtfulness.  Joel is always good at spoiling me and Jade sent me a sweet letter and pamper money!  I have to say that I am one lucky Mama.  I love all my kiddos...I'm lucky to have them and I hope with all my heart that they know how much I love them.  There is nothing better than being a parent! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Random Spring!

Howdy!  Life is good and crazy in the Booth home these days!  I have all kinds of random pictures, so I thought I would just jumble them all up and do a mega blog post!  The weather is finally getting nice and toasty and you KNOW that means pool time!  We are going to have a blast this summer using our pool!  So for your viewing pleasure and in no order here is our life lately!

My friend Valerie sent Bodie this awesome Japanese backpack a few weeks ago.  He ADORES it!  He keeps all of his treasures in it and when needed, a step stool!!  He is soooo cute and getting to be a pre-schooler....WHAT?  How the heck did that happen?  Thanks Valerie, you are the BOMB!

 Saige participated in track this spring and had an awesome time.  She ran in a couple of relays and did the shot put and discus.  She enjoys being on the school teams and boy does it keep her mama busy!  But, I'm happy to do it.....I'm really proud of my number two girl!
 So, we finally have doors on our entire house.....haha!  The one that I wanted the most was our pantry door for obvious reasons....even though Bodie isn't a big eater, he did love making messes for me in that is now equipped with a child proof doorknob and handy dandy chalk board paint!  I love it!  This message is for Kyle not Bodie....ha ha ha ha!!!
 We've also finished some little projects that have been on my to-do list now for ummmmm, years???  The pine armoire....ahhhh, good times!  It's still not done, but at least I finally bit the bullet and painted the darn thing....I wanted a weathered grey look, but it's not there yet, mostly because we used left over paint from our house and tried to mix darker paint and it just ended being the same color as the walls....what the what? plan is to get some custom paint done and have it be as dark as our sectional....I think it will look great, but who knows when I will get around to it!  But, looking at this picture....I really, really need some contrast...ha!
 We hosted dinner group a couple of weeks ago and this is the table for the springy!  Found the flowers at the grocery store!  Love them!
 Still trying to find a tablecloth for our square table that is a bit longer, but this one did the trick!
 Sporting the cute shirt that Nana bought him!  So cute and so true....Bodie sure does love his daddy!
 POOL TIME!  WHOO-HOOOOOOO!  Can I just say how excited we are?????  We love the water in this house....Bodie loves to be the king on TOP of the water, but that is cool....I worry less!  I have us signed up for swimming lessons in June....I hope he likes them!
 He loves ordering Saige around!  She doesn't mind!
 He also loves to steal all of her things!!!  SHE does mind a little about this....ha ha! 
 My Sunday Pictures Pic!!!!  Yeah, HAD TO HAVE these shoes, wore them for 20 minutes before church, took pictures of gorgeous shoes, took off said shoes before church...apparently I can only wear them in the future for a 15 minute date with Joel!!  OUCH!  But still stinking cute....ha ha!
 Oh, KNOW you love Sunday Pics!!
 Saige's spring concert....the only shot!  ALL the pictures of Saige playing turned out dark....OYE!  I'm going to set up a little photo shoot of her playing her flute!
 OH Joel, you KNOW you love taking pictures with your wife!!!
 Joel spent a few days in Vegas for work and brought a little friend home for Bodie!  He's been obsessed with the Toy Story movies for about a month now and his Mama is too tight to pay the outrageous prices for these toys and suggested that we wait for his birthday which is next month, but daddy had other plans!!  I wished so bad that we got his reaction on tape when he saw Buzz sitting on the couch when he got up from his was priceless!  He said..."what's this?"  and couldn't believe that the real Buzz Lightyear was sitting on his couch!  He didn't put it down for the rest of the night and was very upset that Daddy didn't let him take him to bed!  But, he made a little bed for him on his chair and all was right with the world again!  He is such a joy to watch...I don't know if it's our age, but we are just so mushy over him!  Everything he does we just swoon over and his brother and sister think he's pretty great too!  We noticed that after watching the movies over and over that he was starting to show us that he had a laser on his arm just like Buzz and would point to his "chocolate chip"  aka the little mole on his arm and try to laser us to death!!! Pretty stinking funny and something I want to remember forever.  I treasure this time in our lives....raising teenagers and a toddler at the same time is sometimes challenging, but wow, I am so grateful for my wonderful life. 

Good Times!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Jade's Graduation!

So, this is the first post I've done with the new blogger format and I can't figure anything out....ha ha!  All my pictures came out in this order and I can't figure out why....but, I also don't want to figure it, we'll just go with it....ha ha!

I'm really not this narcissistic, this post is supposed to be all about Jade!  But, on Saturday, the girls all went shopping at the fabulous new outdoor mall in downtown Salt Lake and we took some goofy sister wanted me to buy this hat, but I thought it was only good for a goofy picture in the store!!  (I did buy the glasses though...ha)

 Before we took off for the Mall, we all ate lunch together....I think this is the first photo we have of all my parent's grandchildren together!  Quite the age range!  Jade, 22...Saige 13, Sloan 8, Soraya 3 and Bodie 2!  I'm sure glad we got these pictures! 
 Bodie loved that wheel....he thought it looked like a fire truck wheel!!!
 As usual, he has no use for pictures!
 Love them!
 Me and B!  So glad she came....I love her so much.
 I love this picture of Joel and Jade....he's been a good daddy to both my girls....I'm so thankful he came into our lives.
 This picture means A LOT TO ME.  I adore this child...she is such an amazing girl....I can't believe she went and grew up on me, but I seriously couldn't be more proud of her and all she has done in her short 22 years.  She takes the bull by the horns in everything she does....and she stays SWEET!  So, so proud of her!
 Nana, Jade and Saige.
 Great picture of Nana and her first-born grandchild! 
 My daddy with his grand girls!
 I have two gorgeous daughters....LOVE that I get to call them mine!
 Two of my favorite people on the planet!
 Bodie having fun with his cousins!
 Me and my girl.  Did I say how proud I am of her....LOL! 
 Autie B!
 Lainie, Yvette, B, Sloan, and Soraya.
This picture cracks me up....Bodie was tipping his hat to us saying "see ya" to picture taking....ha ha ha ha!
 Words cannot express how much I love my thankful for each and every one of them.
 Trying to coax Bodie into the picture!
 My parents and Jado.
 I know they are proud of her too!
 Just after Graduation.
 My dad is such a goof ball....he cracks me up!
 Waiting for Jade!  Can't believe that I have a child who is a college graduate and one who is still in diapers!!!  But, I wouldn't change a thing!  My kids are my world and I am so blessed to have them all.
My dear, sweet Jade....words can not express how much I love you and how pleased I am at how you have blossomed into the smart, outgoing, beautiful woman that you are....I always knew you would accomplish great things and I am so lucky to be your Mama.  I know this next chapter in your life will be great and wonderful and I'm excited to see it all happen!