Tuesday, December 23, 2008

krafty keri

okay so i got a little crafty this year for Christmas. i made these cute mod podge letters for ALL of my nieces.
they turned out really cute. these of course are not all that i did.
i did 8 names in all; makena, madison, charlie, hali, shantel, sam, sav, and princess!!!
(cindy these pics are for you)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

kenadee's holiday message 2008

Twas the weeks before Christmas & all through our home,
we are enjoying the season & writing our poem.
Our home is ready with mistletoe and holly,
santa will be coming with toys so jolly.
What fun we had in the year 2008,
we drove to California; Disneyland was great.
We saw mickey & minnie; princesses too,
then down to San Diego to see shamu.
In heaven now is where Grandma ‘C’ lives
along with Jesus in my heart she is.
Grandmas love & smiles we will always remember,
she’s our angel watching over us, we really do miss her.
was my birthday & right before my eyes
Cinderella was there; what a big surprise.
I’m 4 years old now & I started preschool
I am learning a lot, it’s really fun & cool.
To Moab again we went in dad’s jeep
we crawled up the rocks, they were really steep.
Daddy still works safe at Nucor Utah;
Mommy styles hair at the Kutting Edge Salon & Spa.
We are very thankful for our health & happiness.
with our family and friends we feel so blessed.
Let us remember the meaning of Christmas,
the birth of Jesus & the love he has for us.
Mom and Dad send their love & a holiday of good cheer,
our prayer for you is a blessed new year.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

quote of the week by cindy

my friend cindy posted this and i hope she won't mind that i copied it to my blog...i loved it so much and i wanted to share it with all my 'blog' friends

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."
~Calvin Coolidge

I was trying to find a good Christmas quote for this week and stumbled upon this one. I loved it. And it is so true. Why is it that every Christmas, we are more generous, more kind, more patient? At least it seems that way sometimes during this oh-so-over-commercialized thing that warrants a "Happy Holidays" on every retail store sign rather than "Merry Christmas." I believe this. As we celebrate the birth of Christ during this season, it is only appropriate, and best, to celebrate His life all year. He certainly isn't just available to us during the Christmas season, and we should show our love and gratitude to Him for His life and sacrifice throughout the entire year. That truly is the real spirit of Christmas. To remember that this season is not really about lights and trees, packages and bows, or chocolates and fruit cake. It's about remembering He who lived and died so that we can have eternal life. And how should we thank Him? By keeping the Christmas spirit all year long. So, in January, when the tree is gone, the toys are broken or lost, the Christmas music has been shelved for another year, remember the season. Remember how you were extra nice to that waitress or the cashier at the toy store. Remember all the donations you gave to those in need. Remember all the time you spent with loved ones. And keep the spirit alive.

don't you love it too??!! thanks again cindy!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

getting to know us...CHRISTMAS STYLE

okay, so my friend cindy had this on her blog and i LOVE doing these things...it is fun to get to know more about your friends. enjoy!!! hope you do this too!!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper for sure...it is much more fun
2. Real Tree or Artificial? two artificial...one upstairs and one downstairs.
3. When do you put up the tree? after thanksgiving.
4. When do you take the tree down? usually after Christmas and before new years.
5. Do you like eggnog? hmmmmm...yeah i do...a little, if i add a little rum!!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? (showing my age here) atari and a small b/w tv. also an andy gibb poster i got to color. (if you don't know andy gibb i am much much older than YOU). i also got skiis one year, hated every minute of it. i always got a doll too.
7. Hardest person to buy for? my husband...i'm not sure why, but he is pretty tough
8. Easiest person to buy for? kenadee...she wants everything. she keeps asking for a guitar but she already has one from last christmas. but now it looks as though she is getting a hannah montana one. (hey...it is the one thing she keeps saying!)
9. Do you have a nativity scene? i have had many but my favorite and the only one i have now is my willow tree nativity. it is simple and beautiful.
10. Mail or e mail Christmas cards? mail!!!! i love sending them as much as i love recieving them. i have made my Christmas card for the last 2 years. thanks jamie and amy.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? i can't think of a bad one, but my grandma 'c' would always give me very strange gifts, from finger hut. (if you don' know finger hut, remember ?? #6)
12. Favorite Christmas movie? no hesitation here...its a wonderful life
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? usually before thanksgiving, i'm not one to get it done early. but this year is going do be very simple. Christmas is about Jesus...not about $$ and gifts right??
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? i don't think so.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? chocolates, fudge, homemade treats. not fruitcake!!!
16. Lights on the tree? what is a Christmas tree without thousands of lights??
17. Favorite Christmas song? this is tough...i love 'santa baby' (eartha kitt version!). i also love 'sleigh ride' it is so happy and fun. but i also love the classics; 'silent night', 'its the most wonderful time of the year'. mikes favorite is 'little drummer boy'. kenadees is 'frosty' and 'rudoplph'
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? travel far? no. just in the valley to grandma and grandpas house.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? yes!!! (cindy you left out prancer and vixen!! :)) Dasher, Dancer, Prancer,Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and don't forget Rudolph!!!!
20. Angel on the tree top, or star? a star!! on both trees
21. Open presents Christmas eve or morning? Christmas eve we always open pj's. family presents are open in the morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? the chaos and craziness. we forget about the true meaning of Christmas. its not all about gifts and santa.
23. Christmas traditions? we have alot!! every year i take kenadee's picture and put it in a frame (i have 5 now!) i always read a Christmas story from the bible on Christmas eve. we only have 3 presents under the tree for each of us. 3 gifts was great for Jesus right??!!
24. Favorite food for Christmas dinner? (and traditions) Christmas eve brunch (at jim & sues) quiche... yummy. Christmas eve dinner (betty's tradition, at my house this year) oyster stew (not my favorite) and i always make another a yummy soup. Christmas day at my mom's lots of dips, chips, salads, sweets and french dip or turkey sandwiches!!!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? hmmmmm. i have all i want or need. my family. i would love to just enjoy this great season!!!

i guess i just got tagged for this one...i am tagging kristen, deena, alison, shae and cassie

Thursday, December 4, 2008

first snow

what a surprise to wake up to some snow on the ground this morning. of course kenadee wanted to get her 'snow clothes, snow gloves, snow hat and snow boots' on and go play in the snow!! how can you say no to a cute little 4 year old who just wants to go play!!! so we did and it was fun.

mom, dad and kenadee had a little snow ball fight and built a snowman. (it is probably melted by now). i asked kenadee what her snowmans name was and she said its name was kenadee too!!!

well friends, i hope you had a little fun in the snow like we did. there is nothing better than spending time with your family!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

a great day

what a wonderful thanksgiving
and a beautiful day.
of course we ate until are tummies were about to pop with yummy food at grandma donnas. i was so grateful to be with my family to celebrate. mikes cousins from nebraska came to utah to enjoy the thanksgiving holiday with the mumms. it is great to see them!! we all took our turn to say what we are thankful for. here is what our sweet kenadee said this year.
'i am thankful for my family and friends. thank you for this beautiful day. for Jesus and God and our blessings. thankful for my mommy and my daddy and my koko.' then looking around the table. 'i am thankful for my grandma (donna) and my grandpa (andy) and my other grandma (betty)' and with a very big smile 'and chad' (her cousin who she loves very much!!!). 'and thankful for our food...amen' yes... she is a thoughtful little girl. at bedtime she told us again what she was thankful for and sang it in a song. she is such a little sweetheart. i truly am blessed to have an amazing daughter and a wonderful husband. i hope you enjoyed your thanks giving as much as we did. thank you all for your friendship!! and no i did not get up at the crack of dawn this morning to go shop...i'm going later!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


THANKSGIVING is an incredible holiday. a client last week told me it was his favorite because it is not over commercialized and it is a time to appreciate and acknowledge the many things we have. i agree!! so here is my thankful list...some are heartfelt, some are silly and some just ordinary...here we go.
*mike; my sexy, hardworking amazing husband. i respect and admire him so much. especially for the great dad he is to kenadee and the loving husband he is to me. *kenadee; my beautiful, sassy, sweet daughter. she has changed my life. she makes my heart smile, sing and laugh. the sparkle in her eyes makes everyone smile. *koko, our best little puppy. *family and friends. *whitney and erik. *birthdays. *falling leaves. *snuggling with my honey. *kenadees sweet laugh. *sidewalk chalk. *colorful sunsets. *grandmas and grandpas. *flowers. *sunday dinners at grandma donnas. *first stars to make a wish on. *playing princesses. *TV, movies, books, music. *chocolate. *sushi. *house to call home. *ice cream. * job i love. *hair color. *digis...blogging made much easier! *health. *a hand to hold. *foot rubs. *America. *dinner as a family. *hugs and kisses. *cartoons in the morning. *warm bath with candles. *warm coffee on a cold morning, sangria after a long day. *girls night. *love...pure and simple...love. *GOD...for blessing me in so many ways.
i hope you enjoy this thanksgiving and take a moment to appreciate all the blessings we have.
thanks to all of you for your friendship.
God bless you and your loved ones.

Friday, November 21, 2008

unicorns, butterflies and rainbows

every year at thanksgiving dinner we all say what we are thankful for. i have to tell you what kenadee said last year. it was her turn and she folded her arms and said 'i'm not thankful for anything!' okay. then a minute later she perked up and said 'i am thankful for unicorns, butterflies and rainbows'. what a sweetie, can't wait to hear what she is thankful for this year!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

is it twilight yet??

i can't believe it is almost time for the long awaited twilight girls night!!! i am so excited. my countdown says 2 hours, but i won't see edward and bella for about 21!!! i know most of you reading this is just as excited as i am. i'll see YOU at the movies!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

my personality

okay here is mine...

hey friends, what do you think. is this me????

Your Personality Cluster is Extraverted Intuition

You are:

You are a true wordsmith and a master of words.

You are original, spontaneous, and a true inspiration.

Highly energetic, you are up for any challenge.

You are entertaining and engaging... both to friends and strangers

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


i am not sure how i did it, but i got this little countdown to twilight on my blog. damn...i mean dang... i am getting good at this blogging stuff. thanks cassie...i got it from your blog!!!! emily and jamie...are you so proud of me??!! i can't wait for our girls night out.

Monday, November 3, 2008

our little 'asian girl'

halloween was a lot of fun this year. kenadee dressed up as 'a little asian girl with chopsticks in her hair and a bun' (as she would say). so mike and i decided to go with the asian theme. my costume is actually my mother-in-laws pj's!!! and i borrowed mikes karate apparel from a friend at work. we look pretty great!!! since kenadee was born mike has worked every halloween until this year. they carved pumpkins together and he took her trick-or-treating to sunshine terrace while i was at work. (if you have not been to sunshine terrace to trick-or-treat, you really should go next year. the little ladies and men love to see all the cute children...i think it makes their entire month exciting!!) after that we went to my mom's for pizza and then to the grandmas and grandpas. gotta make the rounds!!! when we finally got home we went trick-or-treating around our neighborhood...it was great!!!! especially to see all of our fabulous friends and their children dressed up. kenadee was so cute and fun. she is now big enough to go knock on the doors and say 'trick or treat'. mike and i are quite the proud parents!!!! i hope you all enjoyed halloween as much as we did.
mike and kenadee and their great pumpkins!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


mike and kenadee carved pumpkins this year and had a great time. kenadee was up to her elbows in pumpkin guts and loved every minute of it. mike is great at carving pumpkins. we had a pumpkin for dad, mom, kenadee and koko. they did them while i was gone, what a fun surprise when i got home!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

45 odd things...

this was a fun post from my cute friend kristen at the KES&S. so i thought i would do it too...enjoy.

1. Do you like blue cheese salad dressing? only with hot wings...hooters are my favorite (i go there just for the wings! promise!!)

2. Have you ever smoked heroin? nope nada no way and never want to

3. Do you own a gun? no but my mike does. i have never even held a gun...too scary for me.

4. What's your favorite drink at Starbucks or other specialty Coffee shop? white chocolate mocha...yummy, just enough sweet, not to much coffee!!

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? who doesn't??? yes i do!! my next appt is in february!!! eeks!!

6. What do you think of hot dogs? nothing really, i love them in the summer on the grill!!!

7. Favorite Christmas song? how do i choose? last year i made a 'mumms favorite christmas songs' cd for all of our friends and neighbors. it was great. i love 'santa baby' (i sing it to mike ha ha ha) and of course all the classic christmas songs!!!

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? my coffee!!

9. Can you do push ups? i can probably do a push up, not so many push ups!!!

10. Favorite piece of jewelry? my wedding ring of course!! i also love my bumbles watches!!!

11. Favorite hobby? i am getting hooked on blogging, is that a hobby? i love scrap booking but i don't have the time any more. i also love taking pictures.
12. Do you have A.D.H.D? sometimes probably

13. What's one trait that you hate about yourself? i get too emotional!!! i guess i have a big heart!!

14. Middle name? dee

15. Name 3 thoughts right now? what is kenadee doing? my dog koko needs a bath she is sitting under my chair..stinky! mike is sleeping upstairs...graveyards!! i hope kenadee is not waking him up. too late, she just went in his room to put lip gloss on him!!! ha ha ha

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? water, rootbeer, coffee. i love sangria too.

17. The friend you had the longest? shay and deena. since fourth grade. if you know how old i am then you know that is a looooonnnnggggg time!!!

18. Current hate right now? i try not to hate any thing but i really don't like having pms!!! sorry tmi???

19. Favorite place to be? snuggled up with my family!!!

20. How did you bring in the New Year? wow that was a while ago. at my moms. mike was working and i played mother goose. kenadee wouldn't sleep so i brought her home at 4 in the morning!!!!!! not fun. hopefully mike and i will ring in 2009 together!!

21. Do you like to travel? sure...who doesn't!! i would rather fly than drive!!

22. Name three people who will complete this? jamie, emily and ????

23. Do you own slippers? yup...i have them on right now!!
24. What color shirt are you wearing? white and black tank top with my red comfies!!

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? no, cotton or sateen are my favorites.

26. Can you whistle? not too good and not the right way!

27. Favorite color(s)? yellow, pink... you know all the girlie colors!!

28. Would you be a pirate? not if i had to walk the plank...i don't swim too good.

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? i only sing when kenadee is taking a bath in the tub next to me...actually she sings to me so i know she is doing okay!! kids songs and of course her made up ones.

30. Favorite girl's name? ah...kenadee of course!

31. Favorite boy's name? boy names are tough...especially with the last name mumm. i like noah but mike says "i noah mumm, do you noah mumm??" ha ha ha...yeah good thing we only have a girl.

32. What's in your pocket right now? nothing!! lint maybe?

33. What is the last thing that made you laugh? that would be playing with kenadee, tickling her toes. and the 3rd part of question #15!!!

34. Best bed sheets as a child? do you know how long it has been since i was a kid. i don't remember. i do remember my room was holly hobby, maybe i had bed sheets to match.

35. Worst injury you've ever had? no injury...knock on wood!!!

36. Do you love where you live? of course...any where with my family i love. and utah is pretty great!!

37. How many TVs do you have in your house? three!!

38. Who is your loudest friend? ??????????

39. How many pets do you have? just our puppy koko pelli, she needs a bath right now remember?? but she is sooo cute.

40. Does someone have a crush on you? mike i hope

41. What is your favorite book? well i finally just finished the twilight series!! loved it. i love nicholas sparks books and i really liked the travelers gift.

42. What is your favorite candy? love love love candy. anything chocolate but not dark chocolate.

43. Favorite Sports Team? my brother in law dave and my mike would be upset if i didn't say the corn huskers of nebraska!! go big red!!

44. What were you doing before starting this survey? i just got out of the shower.

45. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning? where is mike, he should have been home by now!! he got home 5 minutes later!!

well a little more about me. hope you enjoyed it...can't wait know more about YOU!!


thanks to my nice friends for spelling chihuahua for me. that really is a tough one don't you think. hey i never said i could spell very great!! oh well..."thats how i roll"

Thursday, October 23, 2008

got pink??

no this is not about the pink ribbon and breast cancer awareness month...although that is very important. it started with kenadee, surprisingly she did not give it to me, but she did pass it on to her dad. the dreaded PINK EYE!!!! so beware and stay away from my husband right now. i would take a picture of him and post it but i don't think he would like it very well!!! he is not feeling the greatest so we are staying far far away from him!!!
enjoy your day!!!

thats how i roll

well...kenadee always has something funny to say. the other day on her uncle daves birthday her daddy was making root beer floats. she asked, 'daddy why does it foam up like that?' her dad replied, 'thats just what it does'. she turned around and walked off and said, 'well,
thats how i roll!' WHAT!!!??? where did that come from??? we asked her where she heard that. 'the chee waa waa movie' translation... hmmm i don't even know how to spell the breed of dog, and this spell check didn't help any. you know what i am talking about right, the taco bell dog??? i am not even going to try to spell it!!! any way... that is now our saying.
"thats how i roll!!!"

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

20 things you may or may not know about us

1. mike grew up in every small town in nebraska. he is a corn husker
2. i grew up in spanish fork
3. mike is missing his thumb and pointer finger on his right hand. we tell children that the nose monster got it...hey, they don't pick their nose anymore.
4. mike proposed to me after 7 weeks of dating. we did call it off after a couple of months, but we finally got the timing right a year and a half later. we were married in july of 1997. i wear my wedding veil every ear on our anniversary!!!
5. we lived in the small town of edenton, north carolina for almost 2 years. i loved living in the south. 'hey y'all'.
6. mike and i used to ride a harley. we have been to canada, and the coast of oregon and california. now we have a jeep (yellow of course) and we love to 'rock crawl'. especially in moab.
7. mike is the middle child...older brother dave and younger brother judd. i am the baby...older brother mike and older sister kamie.
8. mike loves oingo boingo and i am a parrot head. jimmy buffet, in case you didn't know!!!
9. i love tv, especially reality shows. mike loves poker and playstation.
10. mike raced motor cross as a young boy.
11. i have been a hairstylist for 19 years...wow. mike has worked at nucor steel for 20 years...wow...wow!!!
12. kenadee melissa is the answer to our 7 year prayer.
13. kenadee started pre-school this year....we can't believe how time flies.
14. mike and i think kenadee is the smartest, cutest, fun, energetic, (& sometimes sassy) 4 year old ever!!!!
15. kenadee loves to dance, sing, swim, draw, ride her bike and scooter and play with her best friends, jilly beene, julles and kenna.
16. i never thought i would have a dog but we do. a little shihtzu named kokopelli. we call her koko and she really is the cutest puppy.
17. mike and i love to play games. hearts, spaids, pitch and aggravation. anyone like to play???
18. mikes favorite color is yellow. kenadee's of course is pink. and i like hmmmm... i like them all!!!
19. our nick names: mike- mummzee, mr. mike and daddy. keri- ker bear, miss keri, pumpkin, and mommy. kenadee- bunny, princess, boo-boo, sweetheart.
20. last but not least...we really are a blessed family. my husband is the greatest man in the world for me. and my daughter is truly amazing. i can't imagine my life with out the two of them.
well now you know a little bit about us.
hey friends
thanks to my great friend emily for telling me i have to start blogging and to my other great friend jamie for getting me set up to do this. i am very computer dumb and new to this blogging stuff...as my husband says 'can't fix stupid' but i will sure try to be computer savvy!!! jamie and emily could you please help me out once in a while??? thanks