Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Reason for the Season

These are photographs taken by Mark Mabry and displayed recently at the Mesa Temple.  

Enjoy and Merry Chistmas

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow much fun!

We had a blast today.  Kept the kids home from school because it was snowing too much.  Glad we did.  One of our friends got stuck trying to get their out of school early.  Instead of school, we had fun building snowmen, sledding down our hill, and getting into snowball fights.  We played with our neighbors and had one of the best snow days possible.  Janeal and Emmett (correction made... Jim messed up.  Was thinking football) were able to stay inside and relax a little.   
And to top it all off, it's still snowing.  We will never be able to get our van in our driveway.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

On the 10th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me...










On this day, December 14, 2008 at 3:40 pm, through snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, our son was born. 

Emmett Brantley Proffitt weighed in at 8lbs 1oz. and was 20 3/4 in length.  Birth story is forthcoming (maybe... if Janeal can find the time.  5 kids now....FIVE).  








Question from Jim

What do these three photos have in common?




We're not sure either but the answer is coming soon (real soon).






Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Strong genes!!

Well life has been very busy. We have been trying to pull everything together for a new baby and Christmas. Not the easiest task sometimes. 

So to makes life a little more complicated our little baby boy decided that he was not going to stay head down and turned into a transverse position.  Which I found out on Monday with only 17 days to go.  Winni (my midwife)was not to concerned she said I needed a ultra sound to find out the specifics of his position. This was a little alarming to me because all I thought was c-section and no way!!!  

She said that we would just have to turn him before I went into labor and would require a doctors supervision. I was so upset. This had never happened before with anyone other baby, why now and this late in the game. I could not sleep Monday night and worried all day about the ultra sound. I was prepared for the worse but I told Jim that this baby will live inside me forever if it does not drop to the proper position. He laughed at me.  

The great news is that he turned during the night or in the morning and there will not need to be any other percautions taken. The best part of this story is that the 3D ultra sound machine was available when I went. The tech was so excited to do the ultra sound that I was there for about an hour.  She loved taking photos and and watching his every move. It was amazing.  After she was done taking the necessary measurements she pulled up the picture of the baby. It was a perfect match to.....Drum roll please Hayden.  

I have posted a picture of Hayden after he was born and the picture of the ultra sound.  It truely is amazing how similar his features are.  I started to cry.  It was a pretty special moment in the midst of chaos.  


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Twilight

It was a fabulous day with all the girls. We got in line at 12:15 to get great seats for the 1:00pm show. We were in line with about 50 teenie boppers but it was still fun. I was plowed over while trying to walk down the stairs to find a seat. Lucky for us they thought the front row was best.
Mackenzie was very excited to go but in the end she felt a little disappointed. I believe this is because she is such a book reader that if the story does not reflected the book then it was not good enough.

She is right. They changed the order that events took place and changed how events happened. Which I thought was goofy because Stephanie Meyer had a lot of detail in her book which should have made it easy for a writer. Over all I thought it was a good movie. Would I see it twice, No. Will I buy it for Mackenzie, Yes. Do I recommend seeing it, Yes. But be aware that if you read the book to close to seeing the movie like I did it is nothing like the book.

The characters are perfect except for ESME. I did not like the actress in Grey's Anatomy and so it bugged that she was playing that role. The beginning is slow but once it picks up it is great. I loved the ending even though it was different from the book. I had not read the second book yet but the ending preludes to the next movie. So hopefully they will realize the following of this series and get a bigger budget.

So, if you are a die hard fan then you probably have all ready seen it and if you are not,then go with your daughters or friends and have a great girls night out!!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

twilight trailer

About 20 girls and their daughters are all going to the movies on November 22 to view this fabulous movie. I  started reading the book on the subtle hints from Mackenzie. I really did not think I would like but I love it. So here is the trailer if you are not aware. FYI Forks Washington has become a very popular place.   


SIsters by chance Friends by choice

Delaynie has her moments that test even the best of us.   She also has a heart of gold. Her passion to help others is astounding. She loves that people need her.  

Delaynie  has become an expert on the fine arts of biking riding.  She decided that Reagan needed a lesson on how to ride a tricycle.  As you can see by the pics she made sure that all safety percautions were taken into consideration. 

These are those moments of truth that really make you realize that the jounery is good.   Life's little lessons are about these moments when there is no fighting,
 no yelling for mom, and the your family is just at peace.

Thank you to my mom for raising me to want to be a mom so that I could experience the joys as well as the pains. Because nothing comes without trials. We must endure all so that we know the sacrifices that were made for each of us.  Enjoy your day with your family. Search for the good even when it does not appear there. Find  little things that make you smile so when big troubles arise you can breathe.  

Friday, November 14, 2008

Can you say, Zac Efron???


I am finally getting aroung to posting pics of Delaynie's 7th Birthday Party. 

It was a blast!!!
 Delaynie loves High
School Musical and
 just turned out that the movie came out the  same time as her birthday. I took 4 of her friends, moms who wanted to go and Reagan to see the movie.   We had to listen to the CD in the car all the way to the movies and back. So, yes, I have the soundtrack memorized.   It was a great movie to see and to know that Disney kept the movie G even though they had moved to the BIG SCREEN.  It was probably the best of the 3.  



Disclaimer:  Mackenzie and Hayden did not take part in any viewing of the Movie. They only participated in the cake and presents after. 

Great friends


My ward has been so fabulous from the beginning. Now I know that I am having my fifth baby and that a shower to celebrate is not really necessary but my friends Jennifer, Lyhea, and Becky put together a spectacular evening. We met at the Olive Garden and just sat for 4 hours laughing, eating and enjoying a great GIRLS NIGHT OUT!!!  It  also turned out  that Olive Garden over booked the room that was set aside for us because we ladies made out.  They accomadated us with complimantary water, meals and a waitress that was just catering to us. 

So sometimes bad news is good news.  

Becky of course made a great cake for dessert and everyone enjoyed it.  Also the gifts were so thoughtful.  It is always nice to have nice things to welcome a new baby to your family.  Hayden wanted to sleep with the new blankets to warm them up for his new brother. I had to tell him that would not be necessary and that they would be just perfect for when he comes.  Reagan had to wear the new rain boots around the house that were 3 sizes to small for her feet but insisted that they fit. Mackenzie and Delaynie did not have the same passion  to wear the clothes or sleep with the blankets. So 2 out 4 children taking over the new stuff is not to bad.  

So I am so grateful for friends and the joy it is to celebrate MOTHERHOOD!!!

60's poetry reading


Yesterday at school the fourth graders were in charge of putting together a 60's poetry reading for all the parents. Hayden responsible for the music after each poem read and we all had to SNAP. It was quite cute.  Here is Hayden's peom. You will not be surprised by the topic.

Football, football
can he go all the way
to the 40, 30, 20, 10, 5?
Oh-no at the one yard line!'
Football, football
so fun to play
after you make a touchdown each day.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Nov 4th... Make your vote count

A lot of you might have seen this.  It's got some 11 million hits on Youtube.  Kind of hits it home.



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Delaynie!!!!





Today is a wonderful day. It was the day Delaynie Abigial was born. She came into this world with her Mama and Papa by her moms side.  

Jim was in Georgia for the Border Patrol Academy. It was funny calling Jim at 7:45pm and telling him I was at the hospital. I told him I would call him when the baby was born and that everthing was going well. Of course he is 3 hours ahead of us on time and had to get up early for more schooling the next day. I called him back at 8:30 pm to tell him that she was born but he did not answer. I had to call him 3 times.  He was a real trooper being away from us at this time. He was fortunate to come home and visit us when she was a week old. He then returned to the academy until January. 

Delaynie is such a sweet girl. She loves to help everyone, is very fashionable, and also loves dancing.  She is very into her musical theater class and wants to take up ballet. She has the build for a ballarina. I think that we will start ballet in November.  She is a spunky little girl with a lot of fire. She can make you laugh and want to pull your hair out all in one day.  

This is are little ROO ROO in a nutshell. We love her so much.  I do not know what we would do without her spirit and enthusiam for life.  Happy 7th Birthday Delaynie!!!!

 

Pumpkin Carving




Last night we decided that we better carve our pumpkins. I also realized that carving four pumpkins would be insane. So we opted to carve only one and let everyone join in to help. Much easier than the chaos that would have been created with four children trying to carve.  We let Delaynie and Reagan choose the cut out for the pumpkin and the result: THE BOO BROTHERS. If anyone else bought the same Halloween pattern guide you probably have one too. 

The best part of carving pumpkins is the look Hayden had about getting out the seeds. The girls were more than happy to empty the pumpkin but Hayden was about to Yack. At least this is what he wanted us to believe.   

Crazy and Zany!!!






All of these pics are of Mackenzie. She was feeling left out. I did not realize that every post was of the girls or Hayden. So this is to you Mimi., We love you

Mini Concert

This a cute video of Delaynie and Reagan performing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star video

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Stoney Ridge Experience





Without a doubt this is always my plot in life. We plan family activities and some how Jim's job (I know it is our income and I should be grateful) gets in the way. Of all the days when I needed him the most (most of the time I am strong I am women here me roar) he gets called into some special operation. So as we are all getting ready I am dreading going to the pumpkin patch because my biggest fear was had. Even though our great friends the Miller's were meeting us there and he was kind to push the wheel barrow back to the scales, I still had to get it to the car. I know what you are thinking, Why did I let all four of my children pick out there own pumpkin??? Why did I let them choose bigger pumpkins than they could carry themselves??? The answer is because I just do not know how to say No!! So after paying for over 130 pounds of pumpkins my children wanted to stay longer and play at the playground, eat homemade apple cider donuts, pet the animals and just enjoy the day. So we carried on. We played, we ate yummy donuts and petted the animals. It is so fabulous that I have a great daughter that can take kids around while I am waiting in line for food or paying for the pumpkins. This is also why I do not have as many great pictures as I hoped for. Well, we all survived the pumpkin patch. I was able to make it to the car with all the pumpkins,we were filled with warm yummy apple cider donuts and we now have the task of carving these beauties!!! It is great that Jim is home tomorrow because this is going to to be his job after dinner. If he gets called into to work I am just handing out markers and paint.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A video request by the kids

The kids stinking love this. They started with the original, and have morphed it into this. Also, this is a blog-fest day. Teeeheee.    Jim


Field trip to Stoney Ridge Farms

















I had never been to Stoney Ridge Farms before and we were so excited to find a great place like Bates Nut Farm. I felt spoiled to be able to go to Bates with the kids every year and last year we did not buy pumpkins. A tradition that I do not want to give up. I really liked the pumpkin patch so we are going back on Saturday to get huge pumpkins to carve. We will also be able to enjoy the corn maze, wagon rides, and delicious apple pie(Delaynie, Reagan and I have already had a taste of these great treats). I hope the kids will be as excited as I am to go back because I love fall and the many colors it produces. I also hope the weather will cooperate and we can go without rain. That would be the only negative side to going. I do not know if I want to trace through the fields of mud for a pumpkin.

Our Beautiful Dancer!!!















Reagan wanted so badly to be a dancer just like Mackenzie and Delaynie that I finally gave in. I was trying so hard to just do activities with the older kids after school and keep Reagan occupied with going to playgroups, library, grocery shopping and playing at home. But this only went so far with Reagan. She said, "Why do I not get to be a beautiful ballerina mommy?" So it just melted my heart that she felt so strongly about being a dancer that I was able to find a dance class 5 minutes from our house. It is at the perfect time 12:30-1:30 on Mondays. Now Reagan can fulfill her dream and we are all happy!!!