Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our New Website

We have a new website it is still under construction, but it is getting there. You can only view the cows we have right now, the bulls are away for the winter and we will be taking pictures of them when they return in the spring and also some of the heifers and the calves they will be added to the website latter. We are very excited to finally be getting this done it has been a long process that is turning out just the way we planned. I can not take credit for the web site a very nice lady by the name of Sheri Emberton is doing it for us and she is doing a great job, we think it looks awesome! Shane happen to meet her husband over the summer and that's how we got in contact with her, they are super nice people. So if you want go and check it out the web address is: enjoy!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

Last night we carved our Pumpkin for Family Home Evening. The Daniels gave us a big Pumpkin on Sunday that they got from a pumpkin patch that there family went to on Saturday. "Thanks Daniels Family!" When Shane got home the kids were all excited to get started that he barely had enough time to eat. Since we only had one pumpkin Chelcey came up with the idea to have everyone draw one part of the pumpkin and so that no one would argue on who got what we drew parts out of a hat, smart! I got one eye and Chelcey got the other eye, Tatum got one half of the nose and Cassidy got the other half, which she matched to Tatum's, Dad and Bowdy got the mouth. Dad cut the top off and the kids dug in and got all the "gut's out", as they call it. Then when they were all done dad cut the face out. I think it turned out pretty good!
Dad cutting the face of the pumpkin out.

Bowdy looking at seed on his nose! Ha!

Our Pumpkin

Youth Temple Trip

On October 25th there was a Youth Temple trip planned to the Albuquerque Temple. Chelcey Had turned 12 the week before and was able to attend her first trip to the Temple to do baptisms. Me and Chelcey rode with her Uncle Tom and Aunt Christina to Albuquerque. Chelcey's Grandma and Grandpa also drove over. When we fist got there I could tell Chelcey was very nervous and as we got closer to the doors to go inside she said "I cant believe I get to go inside the Temple." When we got inside she said "Wow it's so pretty." Then we went to the waiting room and she was still nervous until she started to notice that everyone that was coming into the waiting room she knew. There was a lot of people there who could not believe she was 12! There was even two of her teachers from school there, one of them was doing some baptisms of her own. I was able to had towels to the youth as they exited the font which was good because I had a good view when it was Chelcey's turn, her Uncle Tom was the one doing the Baptizing when it was her turn and also the Confirming. I think that made her fill better and not nervous any more. When it was time to go we went outside to take pictures by the fountain she got really excited because her best friend Charlie was outside waiting for her mom and brother to come out. Chelcey gave her a big hug and said "I was inside the Temple!" When we left the Temple we went to the book store were she got a new bag for her scriptures and a CTR ring. Then we went to lunch at Chili's with Uncle Tom, Aunt Christina, Grandma & Grandpa. I am so glad that she was able to have this moment in her life to remember and that I was able to be there with her.

Red Ribbon Week

Cassidy as a Horse Trainer and Tatum as a Chef
Last week Tatum & Cassidy had Red Ribbon week at there school it's the week were all the kids at school get to dress or wear different things during the week to suport being drug free. I cant remember what was on certain day's but they had day's like put a cap on drugs wear a hat to school, one day was wear red, white and blue, on Friday they had wear as much red as you can day with a Drug free fun run around town. One of the day's was looking to the future without drugs and the kids had to dress up as what they wanted to be when they grew up Tatum dressed up as a Chef because when she grows up she wants to be a Chef, Cassidy dressed up as a Horse Trainer because that's what she want's to be when she grows up. I think this is there favorite part of the year because they get to wear something different to school but they were a little sad because they usally have PJ day and they did'nt this year they love to wake up and go to school in there PJ'S!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Chelcey's 12th Birthday!

Chelcey and her Orange cake
Chelcey had her 12th Birthday on October 18th. She had her party on Friday October 17th. She said that for her birthday she wanted to have an orange and black party and invite 3 friends over to have a slumber party and hang out in the hot tub so we agreed to that. She invited her cousin Sydney, and her two best friends Charlie and Shelby. Shane took them up to the Stagecoach Cafe at 6:30pm and dropped them off there to have dinner all by them self's with no parents, they were all excited about that. When they were all done eating Chelcey called her dad on her new cell phone (one of her birthday presents) to come pick them up. They got back to the house and got in the hot tub and had a blast! After they were all done with the hot tub they came in and we sang happy birthday to Chelcey and had some cake and ice cream. The girls then all piled on the couch to watch, Tim Burton's, The Nightmare Before Christmas. They wanted to watch a scary movie but since there are no scary movies that are not rated under PG13 they had to settle for that. Then after the movie it was off to Chelcey's room to listen to music and be loud. I don't think they went to sleep until 3:00am! I found them all the next morning in the playroom sound asleep.
Shelby, Charlie, Bowdy, Sydney, Chelcey, Tatum, & Cassidy
Chelcey also wanted to have a pumpkin pinata filled with candy bars, but the nigh of her party it was to late to break it open so the next morning, the day of her birthday, when all the girls were awake we let them break it open.
Chelcey swinging at the pinata
Charlie breaking open the pinata
Chelcey and her friends had a lot of fun at the party. Chelcey said it was the best birthday party she has ever had! I'm just glad it was a nice sunny fall day because they stayed outside a lot too.
It's hard to think that she is 12 years old, she reminded me that next year she will be 13 a teenager! And I said I didn't even want to think about that because in 6 years she will 18 and going off to college! My how time flies....

Our new Toy!

So since we built the house Shane has been saying for the longest time that he wanted to get a Hot Tub. Well about 2 weeks ago all his planning finally paid off:The Kids and Shane in the Hot Tub
We are loving the Hot Tub! I never thought that having one would be so much fun and relaxing all at the same time! I think the kids are enjoying it the most, that's all they want to do now. It's turning out to be quite the deal breaker, whenever I tell the girls to get there chores done they are right on top of it because they know when there dad gets home if there not done they will get no Hot Tub time. Will see how long it that last! Bowdy is loving it too it's just the right size for him, like a swimming pool.Bowdy in the Hot Tub

(I took the pictures at night so that's why they are dark)

We also finally finished our back yard it has been our three year project and now it is all done just in time for winter. We will be so happy next summer to be able to go outside and enjoy it and not have to do anything, well I'm sure we will think of something else to do back there it just wont be of the building type more like yard work which I enjoy the most. Now to get the front yard looking as nice as the back. It's a never ending process!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Tatum's Letter to the "Tooth Fairy"

I know I have posted blogs about Chelcey, Cassidy, & Bowdy. But I have not posted much about Tatum. She is the quiet one, the one who sits back and you can almost forget about her if your not careful. She is very happy to just spend time by herself in her room listening to music and loves to read. She does very well on her school work and I usually never have to help her with homework. She is a 9 year old Princess going on a 18 year old Prom Queen! She loves dress up, makeup, fixing her hair and always has to be fashionable no matter where she's going, and can you say Drama Queen!! She loves to cook and has asked that for Christmas if she can have kitchen stuff, she wants to be a chef when she grows up and loves going to her grandmas to bake goodies.
This past Wednesday she lost a tooth and said she was going to write the "Tooth Fairy" a letter. and what she wrote cracked me and Shane up it went like this:
Dear Tooth Fairy,
Can you please, please give me $150.00. It would be my first time having $150.00. I would not ask for any more money. My big sister Chelcey got $150.00 so why can't I get $150.00? It would make me so happy so can you give me $150.00 please, please, pretty please, pretty please! My mom and dad wont give me any money so can you give me $150.00 please, please, it would make me so happy pretty please.
Your Friend,
Tatum Cheyenne Evans
I thought that was so funny! And about Chelcey getting $150.00 I can't believe she remembered that, well I can because Tatum remembers everything, but she was like 3 years old when that happened! It was a joke that Shane played on Chelcey. Because Chelcey asked if the "Tooth Fairy" would give her a $150.00 and Shane said maybe if you promise to buy some hay with it for the horses, and she promised. Well after the "Tooth Fairy" came and left Chelcey a dollar Shane put $150.00 under her pillow and the next morning Chelcey said "here dad the Tooth Fairy left me one dollar for my tooth and $150.00 to buy hay for the horses" He told Chelcey that it was a joke and she though it was funny. Well we must have never told Tatum about that because she really thought that Chelcey got that much money from the "Tooth Fairy" so she was going to get $150.00 from the "Tooth Fairy" too. Sorry Tatum the "Tooth Fairy's" not that rich!

Tatum on her 9th Birthday