Sunday, December 28, 2008

We're in Utah

We eventually made it to Utah. It took us about 12 hours one day (to get to Mesquite) and 5 hours the next to make it to Orem. Traffic was really thick going into Vegas and we were only going about 25 mph the whole way, so it took way longer than expected. Add a crying baby on top of that and it almost doubled the trip time. We made it with no weather problems, but there was snow from Vegas up. Orem is so beautiful with lots and lots of snow. We are staying with Trent's family and having a great time so far!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Great grandparents

Here is Bailey with her Great Grandpa Parsons and Zinger (the horse) and going to fish and chips in Morro Bay with great Grandparents Davis.

First ticket

This weekend we went to visit my grandparents on the coast. About half way there, I was passed by a CHP (Highway Patrol) and after looking in the rearview mirror and seeing him do a U turn, I ask...what's the speedlimit? I thought it was 65, but it was 55 and I was doing 75! Dang, yes he pulled me over and gave me my first speeding ticket. He was pretty nice and wrote down that I was only going 65 so the ticket would be cheaper (instead of 75 which was 20 miles over)Other than that, we had a good time visiting both Grandparents (Davis and Parsons) It was a quick trip before Christmas, now we're back!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Vacation

I feel like a teenager again, getting out of school for Christmas break and getting excited about Christmas. Today was my last day of the semester so I don't have to teach again until Jan 12th. It will be so nice to relax (not that I work much anyways) but it will be nice to not wake up early 3 times a week and to not have to get lesson plans together. I am so extremely excited about our Utah trip after Chritmas and seeing the Campbell side. FUN FUN FUN!!!!

Here is a picture of me and my students

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Our little elf

Tonight Trent had to work mandatory overtime, so I decided to go to Madera's Ward Party. Bailey had a good time and was happy to be with grandpa and grandma Davis (they really spoil her) Next week she will get to visit Grandpa and Grandma Campbell and all her cousins and aunts/uncles that she has never met before. She is going to have a great time playing with all the kids (and hopefully there will be snow when we get there!)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bailey Green Eyes

Bailey does not have Blue eyes like mommy or brown eyes like daddy. She somehow ended up with green eyes!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Let's go

Bailey and Grandpa Davis getting ready to pick out a Christmas Tree. Bailey is bundled up and ready to go! She loves sitting on Grandpa's shoulders.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Here are a few pics of the fam on Thanksgiving. The top picture is Matt and Brandy followed by Casey and Rachel.My two sister in laws (Brandy and Rachel) are both pregnant with boys! We had a good time with everyone.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Update Blog

We haven't updated our blog much because the internet is still not installed at our new place. We ordered it almost a month ago and it seems like it is taking so long for them to come and set us up. Hopefully they will come on Tuesday when it it scheduled so I can blog more frequently. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We had a good time here with my parents, brothers and sister in laws, cousin, Grandparents and Aunts/Uncles. Then we had a great weekend with Trent off so we could relax, shop and see a movie. I'm so excited for Christmas now and getting ready for that and our trip ti Utah for New Years! YEAY!

Friday, November 21, 2008

This is for you Stacy!

Here is a picture of Trent from Halloween. A few of you wanted to see Trent's whole costume. I snuck a picture of him before we left to the party (sorry it took so long, we just got our computer up at our new place!)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Holiday Pictures

We went and had some holiday pictures of bailey taken at a Portrait studio. I'm not going to put many on here, because they will be sent out in Christmas cards, but here is a picture that we didn;t get printed out, but is still cute!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Prosposition 8- just the beginning

I want to inform everyone of of what is going on in California and how important Proposition 8 is to Trent and myself. Proposition 8 passed on Tuesday banning same sex marriage. The church had told us to help with this effort any way we could. We met Saturday mornings for the passed few months to go door to door informing people of this proposition. We held signs on street corners, donated money and made tons of phone calls to help support this. Well it passed. While many may think this is the end, it is not. It is now in the courts trying to get appealed. The sad thing is that many saints do not know WHY this is so important and actually go against it. The first reaosn it is so important is that the Prophet came out and said to help with defeating this. This reason alone should have saints know where to stand. Where is the testimony of the Prophet? Many saints in Utah and Steve Young have also come out against not only the prophet but against fellow church members. There are many articles about saints upset that the church got involved and why can't we just stay out. GAY MARRIAGE WILL AFFECT THE CHURCH AND ITS MEMBERS! Everything that we have donated is being wiped out by members voting against us. There have also been commercials on TV against the church that were run. One shows missionaries going into a lesbian couples house and tearing up their marriage liscence. They speak falsely about the church. Then, just yesterday people were picketing in front of our temples here. There are signs people stuck in the LA temple fence saying how awful, hateful people we are. This is just the beginning on this issue and I hope that each of you can really understand why the church takes such a strong stand on this issue. If it does pass, we will be sued if we don't marry same sex couples...then what about in the temple? If they can't get a recommend because they are gay, they will then sue us that we are discriminating. How can people make you change your values and beliefs? Please help support the California saints as I feel this will be a battle against us.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Oreo Mess

Bailey got ahold of an Oreo Cookie and....ta da... this was the messy result! Needless to say, she loved it!


We are all moved into our new place. It is still full of unpacked boxes and empty shelves, but we are slowly getting it put together. We don't have our computer up yet but hopefully by the weekend it will be up. We miss Madera (although I still work in Madera) but are enjoying convience living in a bigger city. Bailey is adjusting not having grandma and grandpa around much, but she is a brave little soldier. Trent is so much happier being just a few minutes from home during the day and able to be with the family.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cockadoodle doo

Bailey is a chicken this year for Halloween. We were trying to do a theme and do something together as a my mom decided to make us all chicken costumes, Yep, we were all a bunch of chickens. We were really embarassed at first, but when we got to our ward Halloween party we had a really good time. We even won best family costumes. My mom is the chicken in the middle picture and Trent is with John MCain.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

moving to Fresno

For all you who didn't know, Trent and I are moving back to Fresno this Saturday. It will be sad to leave the great Madera ward and all our friends and family, but we need Trent to be closer to home. We are moving right across from his work and about 5minutes to Fresno State. We will be close to my brothers (Matt & Jeff only live a few minutes away)but sad to leave my parents. Here is Bailey on her last Sunday in the Madera 1st ward.


Since it is almost winter I decided to put some low lights in my hair to darken it a bit. Usually I spend about $120 to get it done. This time I went to Anna Cosentino(a girl on our ward who just graduated from high school) who is now in beauty school. She did a fantastic job and it was only $17...what a deal. Here is the final result. If you live in the greater Madera area, I would suggest booking an appt. with Anna.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


A few of you wanted to see how the smile feature works on the new camera....well, here are the results. I went to my cousins wedding and took a few pictures. You can choose how big you want the smile, so my brother's is at the highest, but my uncle Craig's is more natural because it was on a lower setting. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak Peak of what will come!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Camera

I told Trent that I would like a camera for Christmas. I would like to keep one in my purse for all those great "scrapbook/blog" moments. We went to Best Buy and I was sold on this camera for several reasons. Reason 1- It has a smile feature where it automatically takes a picture when the person smiles. Reason 2- It can make a person smile- If you take a picture and a person is not smiling, it can transform it into a smile. So the Best Buy girl wanted to demonstrate the features on me. She took a picture of me not smiling. She then showed me my picture, but this time it showed me smiling. It was so funny that I couldn't stop laughing. Then, because I was laughing, it kept taking picture after picture until I stopped smiling. Man it was great.I'm sure it's not that funny to anyone else, but if you want to share my experience, just go to your local Best Buy and try this out for yourself, it is worth the great laugh!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

RS Enrichment Fair

For our Enrichment night, our ward had a county fair. We signed up and entered items for different categories.

I entered in the scrapbook category and table decorating. I decorated the first one, and my mom did the yellow table.
Gina and I had a good time looking at all the entries at the Enrichment Fair!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

7 things about me

I am up for the challenge Jen-

7 things I'd like to do before I die-

1. Buy a house (have it paid off)
2. Have a few more kiddies
3. Move out of Madera
4. Go on a mission with Trent
5. Raise great children that will be close to us.
6. Go to as many temples as I can
7. Roadtrip of the USA (not too big on flying)

7 things I do now

1. Change diapers
2. Teach a class of college students
3. Help with Primary Sharing time (once a month)
4. Bargain shop
5. Cook, clean, laundry
6. Go on walks with Bailey
7. Have fun!!!

7 things I cannot do

1. Back hand spring (always wanted to learn)
2. Bake cookies as well as my mom
3. Travel on windy roads
4. sleep ( I wish I could sleep more)
5. Have a child that is messy or sticky (lots of baths)
6. Be without Trent for 12 hours a day
7. sew

7 things I love about my husband

1. He is incredibly handsome!
2. He is so much FUN!
3. He is smart- and doing well in his engineering classes! YEAY!( just a little longer)
4. Great Husband and father!
5. He helps around the house.
6. His love for the gospel
7. He tries to surprise me with gifts but gives me so many hints that I usually know what I am getting! ( He calls it 10 questions)

there are 7 categories, but I think I'll stop here. I won't name 7 people to do this, but it's kinda fun!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Flower Garden

Bailey loves being outside, especially in the flower garden. She picks the flowers with her hands and toes. If I leave her by the flowers to long, we will have no more pretty flowers. She loves being outside!

Monday, September 29, 2008

'98 class reunion

All you '98 grads, I have more info on th reunion. It is Sat. Nov. 1 from 7- midnight. Here's the kicker- It's $50 a ticket or $80 a couple for dinner, a DJ & dance, and a photo. I'm not sure if I want to go, but if there is a group going then it may be fun. Let me know if anyone is planning. Here is the website with all the info....

Marcee, Gina and Mark were thinking about coming to it, so let me know if anyone decides.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

She's crawling

We have been working with Bailey to help her crawl. She can usually get in the position, then just collapses on her belly. Today she stayed in position and took 2 steps forward. She is well on her way to crawling and getting into everything! I'm NOT sure if I'm quite ready for this stage yet. Here she is with her grandpa helping her and encouraging her all along the way.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall is almost here!!!

Yeay...Today I went outside and it was chilly!!! I put Bailey in a hoodie and pants for the first time. I love this time of year. I can put on sweats and a sweatshirt be so comfy in the cold weather. Plus, the Holidays are just around the corner, which I am sooooooo excited for...Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. I can't wait!

Monday, September 15, 2008


A Few Quirks

TAGGED!!By my sis-in-law Traci

The rules are: List 6 quirks about yourself and then tag six people. Leave them a message on their blog letting them know they have been tagged.
( I usually don't like these, but this is kina fun!)

1. I always have to double check that I turned off my straightener. Even when I know for sure that I have turned it off, I always have to run back and check...or have Trent check.

2. I can't get into bed dirty...I have to be clean, and so does Trent, if not then I make him shower (he usually get annoyed at me)

3. I have to put on at least 3 layers of mascara- 2 different types. I put in Clinique first then mac then Clinique. The first lengthens, second adds volume, third seperates....

4. I get ingrown toenails on my big toes, so I hardly ever wear closed toed shoes. I mostly wear sandals!

5. I too have to double and triple check that the alarm is set before I go to bed.

6. I am a procrastinator. I don't feel that I produce my best work until I wait til the last minute. If I start something early, I have a lot harder time coming up with things than if I wait until the last minute.

I tagged Christina, Samantha, Casey, Dad, Rebecca, Gina

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Have we forgotten?

My work had a big parade and moment of silence for the 911 victims. So I thought this was important to remind everyone about. For some reason, I didn't hear much news coverage or people talking about it leading up to today as much this year. Is it just this area, or has there been less coverage and media attention this year- Trent

Top 5 reasons I love having a baby GIRL

5. I love pink. I now have an excuse to buy lots of pink.

4. I love bows and accessories. It is so fun to dress up a baby girl. I go crazy at all the headbands, bows, bracelets , shoes, slippers and anything else to help accessorize an outfit.

3. I love shopping for dresses and skirts. Most stores have a better girl selection and tons of cute things.

2. Painting her toenails (while she is sleeping) to match mine makes me smile!

1. The top reason that I love having a baby girl, is that I love that she is already a momma's girl. Bailey and I already share that same "girly bond" that I do with my mom. She loves to dress up and giggles when she looks in the mirror when she is wearing a cute bow. She is so much fun and a joy in my life!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Yes on Prop 8- (thanks Jen Cos)

Yes On 8
Six Consequences If Proposition 8 Fails
1. Children in public schools will be taught that both traditional marriage and same-sex marriage are okay.The California Education Code already requires that health education classes instruct children about marriage. (§51890)Therefore, if the definition of marriage is changed, children will be taught that marriage is a relation between any two adults. There will be serious clashes between the secular school system and the right of parents to teach their children their own values and beliefs.

2. Churches will be sued if they refuse to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their religious buildings that are open to the public. Ask whether your pastor, priest, minister, bishop, or rabbi is ready to perform such marriages in your chapels and sanctuaries.

3. Religious adoption agencies will be challenged by government agencies to give up their long-held right to place children only in homes with both a mother and a father. Catholic Charities in Boston has already closed its doors because of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts.

4. Religions that sponsor private schools and which provide housing for married students will be required to provide housing for same-sex couples, even if it runs counter to church doctrine, or lose tax exemptions and benefits.

5. Ministers who preach against same-sex marriages will be sued for hate speech and could be fined by the government. It has already happened in Canada, one of six countries that have legalized gay marriage.

6. It will cost you money. A change in the definition of marriage will bring a cascade of lawsuits. Even if courts eventually find in favor of a defender of traditional marriage (highly improbable given today’s activist judges), think of the money – your money, your church contributions – that will have to be spent on legal fees.And think of all the unintended consequences that we cannot even foresee at this time.

Where will it end?It’s your children, your grandchildren, your money, and your liberties.Lets work together to protect them.

There is a website iProtectMarriage.com this website there is a link about a man who was Jailed for demanding to know when his 6 year old son was going to be taught about homosexuality (the state law says the school is to tell the parents)

All Mommies out there - Carseat help

Bailey has almost outgrown her Chicco travelsystem and we are looking into buying her a new carseat. Does anybody have a certain brand or type they like? Any pro's or cons? We bought Chicco when she was an infant because we heard it was a better brand, but we found out that their were some minor annoyances that we might have chosen something else had we known...such as the carrier didn't fit on carts, so we had to put it in the basket, which took up all the room for any purchases. We also found that the material doesn't breathe well, so Bailey sweats everytime we put her in. The summer is so hot, that in a 15 minute ride to the store(even with the AC on), she is drenched with sweat and I feel so bad...not to mention her screaming. So any suggestions would be helpful. We have been looking at the Britax but would like to know of anything that others seem to like.
Thanks Everyone, we decided to go with a Britax Diplomet. Bailey seems to enjoy her new seat!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Madera Fair

The Mad Town Fair is here...and let me tell you, you're not missing much if you don't go or haven't been. The fair grounds have been cut in half due to a new shopping center. There was only one building with all the things people have entered but it was very crowded and not displayed very well. The people in Madera are pretty trashy so everywhere we went people were smoking, drinking or cussing. Basically the Madera Fair is one of the worst fairs ever. I guess since there is pretty much nothing else to do in Madera, people get excited to at least have somewhere to go without going to Fresno. If you want to visit a good fair, don't waste your time or money, but try the Mid State Fair in Paso Robles or the State Fair in Sacramento, they are much better. But, on a positive note, Bailey enjoyed all the lights and music and the weather was great.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Shaver Lake

This weekend for Labor Day the Davis family went up to Shaver Lake on a Pontoon boat all day. We were afraid the Bailey would be fussy, but she absolutley loved it. She was happy all day and was great for us! Here she is with her cute Aunt Rachel (Casey's wife)
Above is everybody just hanging out, and below is Captain Davis!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

An easy, peaceful night

Bailey's worst time of day is in the evening. Now that Trent is back to working nights, it's the time of day that I dread the most (Trent's off around midnight) She is always cranky and has a rough time before she finally falls asleep. Tonight I stuck her on the floor with her boppy and she kept herself busy for about 45 minutes with just random things she found next to her, like a pacifier that she has never had any interest in, a notebook and a cube. I was so excited how easy she was tonight. It's funny how small things like this really make me happy and make my evening so much better! She then went right to sleep afterwards with no fussing or crying....YEAY!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Chuck "e" Cheese

Trent and I will be married for 4 years this Thursday. We decided to celebrate tonight since this week will be so crazy. We had originally planned on going to Ruths Chris Steakhouse, but Bailey started screaming at everyone while we were waiting, so we decided to go to kid friendly Chuck E Cheese. Bailey loved it there and even rode a few rides!!!!