Saturday, May 8, 2010


Wow! It has been forever since I've posted. I haven't forgotten about it just not being in the right mindset to sit and type. The Reese family has had an eventful few months. I will post some pictures later, but I thought I would tell you about in my own words. First off all of the snow is gone from our yard! YEAH! I thought it would be here until June but the last little bit melted from our yard last week.

In February we met our dear and wonderful friends, The Paynes in St. George and had a FABULOUS weekend playing and catching up. I miss you guys dearly and Sean is still insisting we come up and see you so I guess we're going to have too!

On March 8 Fred's mother, Nancy, passed away unexpectedly. It has been a very trying time for our family as we deal with her loss, but Sean told me after I told him Grandma Nancy went to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus that- It's OK mom don't be sad, she will live again. My testimony has grown so strong from this statement that yes she will live again and our family will be with her again. I LOVE Fred and he gave such a moving tribute to his mom at her funeral. He needs all of your extra prayers right now.

I got my letter from NAU for this next fall and I'm on the alternate list for the Dental Hygiene program. So remember me in prayers that someone will decide to not go to NAU and decide to go somewhere else so I can get in. I think I've been down on myself lately for not getting into the program, but my wonderful, supportive husband told me I did everything that I could. He's right I busted my bum for 2 years getting A's and B's and I feel like the letter said, Your good but not good enough! Oh well! I hope to hear in July whether I get in...

Sarah turned 13 on May 1st, that's right people, Fred and I are the parents of a teenager! SCARY! Good thing she's a good kid and we love her and I'm pretty sure she loves us too!

Sophie is still playing soccer, but we're taking the summer off. I'm proud of all she has accomplished playing soccer.

Sydney is starting to get the "reading thing" she has struggled with it, but we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.

Sean is 5 and is excited for Kindergarten next year. All of my kids will be in school! How sweet is that!

I'll update more, Fred is yelling for me to come and help change out ceiling fan lights.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sick of Snow

I know, I know evrything lately has been snow, snow, snow. Well guess what that's all we got around here right now is snow! We had over 4 feet of snow fall on us last week. I was in my house from last Wednesday night until Sunday morning. I have cabin fever! My testimony has also grown in being prepared we knew and were told to prepare for power outages, having enough food and water, etc and I'm glad to say we had plenty. With that said I'm going somewhere warm for Spring break. I also haven't blogged in awhile. I'll find some time, but this semester I'm taking Microbiology, Computers, and a photography watch out for better pictures!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sledding At the Park

What happens when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade? Well what happens when 20 inches of snow gets dumped on your house and your kids have 2 snow days and your tired of being stuck in the house and you just need to get out? Go sledding! The plowtruck finally came to our neighborhood and I told the kids I would take them sledding. (Nice Mom, right!) Here are some of the pictures I took of the kids while sledding. Some other kids before us made a ramp and the kids were like we need to destroy this because it could be dangerous and we could hit a tree and get hurt and I saw it and said, "Wow, you could get some AWESOME air!" Now who was the responsible adult today! HMMM!

Enjoy the pictures!


Sarah and Sydney

Sophie getting AWESOME air!


I decided I wanted to have some fun, but after the ride down Sean told me I was too big! Nice kid.

Tomorrow everybody goes back to school including me for my last day of finals!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Blizzard 2009

Another winter has come to Flagstaff, it started to snow early, early Monday morning and snowed all day. The schools cancelled halfway through the day, in my opinion they should've just cancelled them first thing in the morning. I finished my anatomy final and then they cancelled classes at the college! YEAH I'm so relieved to be done with that class, I enjoyed it, but WOW I'm tired but I learned our body is sooo amazing, Heavenly Father is AMAZING!

Today we had a snow day and tomorrow we have a snow day! The plowtruck hasn't even been on our street and in my cul de sac it's just snow piled about 2 feet!

Sean showing how deep our cul de sac snow is!!

Yeah the snow on this side of the house doesn't see the sun, so I think we are pretty much guaranteed a White Christmas. (At least in this spot)

The kids had a snowman made but it got buried in the snow!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Lake Powell 2009

At the beginning of the month we were invited by the Controller of the Little America Hotel's to join his family on a house boat at Lake Powell. The answer was a no brainer except would my family be able to behave themselves so that Fred would still have a job and how was I going to contain Mr. Sean? We had a great time left on Thursday and came back Sunday. Lake Powell is 2 1/2 hours away from our house and it is definitely one of the most beautiful places on earth. I think I've become spoiled because I don't know if I can ever go back now without being on a houseboat. Here are just some of the pictures...

Sean and Maxwell (Maxwell just turned 5 in August, yeah he was twice the size of Sean)

Sarah jumping off of the side.

The full moon coming up as the sun went down.

LOVE the hair!

Celebrated Sydney's 7th Birthday!

Sean's favorite place to be the HotTub (Doesn't it look inviting!)

The Family at Rainbow Bridge, very big and very beautiful!

Do you see the ranger? She is going to tell our group your to close to the bridge, some of the local tribes consider Rainbow Bridge sacred and you're NOT supposed to walk under it.

Meg, Cassie, and the guy we rescued! Sunday coming going back to the marina took us about 5 hours. The wind was awful and the lake had white peak waves (VERY choppy!) The guy was in a kayak and going nowhere, so we had him on aboard, he's from Montreal, I think he was amazed with all of the kids we had!

Sophie on the tube!

White men CAN jump!

L-R: Eric, Cassie, Porter, Bowen, Fred, Sean, Sarah, Meg, Mark, Maxwell, Sophie, Sydney, Elisa

We had a GREAT time and Fred still has a job so I guess we behaved!

Friday, October 16, 2009


WOW I haven't blogged in forever, I guess since my "bad" week. Life is on the upturn and I have a wonderful husband who LOVES me and children who "tolerate" their crazy mother. I'm halfway done with last semester of Pre-requisites and will submit my application for NAU's Dental Hygiene program by Feb. 1, 2010. (Keep me in your prayers that the committee will like my application and accept me!) I will post more when I have the time, just felt like I had to move on from despair and appreciate how LUCKY I am to be alive and have such wonderful supportive people in my life!

PS-My hoodie says LUCKY so I thought that to be an appropriate title for this blog. Not that I just wanted ya'll to look at a wonderful picture of Elisa standing at the top of Lombard street!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Infinite Power of Hope

I was having a bad week, until I saw this. Please watch and enjoy, comment on your feelings if you would like to share.