Thursday, December 18, 2008

A few more pictures of our Winter Wonderland!!!





WINTER WONDERLAND!!!!

How about that??? Yesterday was a day of surprises!!!! It snowed ALL day here in Vegas!!!! Yes in LAS VEGAS!!!! When it first started sticking to the ground, I thought I better capture this on my camera before it melts, but IT NEVER MELTED!!!!! YAY!!!! The kids immediatley went outside, and played for hours. By late afternoon, we had a good 4-6 inches on the ground. The kids made a snowman, went sledding down our driveway, Drazen thought it would be cool to attach his snowboard to a bike and have someone pull him, all the kids and adults on my street had a snowball fight and just enjoyed our WINTER WONDERLAND in LAS VEGAS!!!!! How crazy is that?! Every time I looked out of my window, and saw that everything was covered with a blanket of snow, I thought I needed to get pinched to wake up from a dream.
An hour ago, the news announced that today is -- wait get this - "AN OFFICIAL SNOW DAY FOR ALL KIDS THAT ATTEND SCHOOLS IN LAS VEGAS!!!! Never in a million years did I think I would EVER hear those words while living in LAS VEGAS!!!!Crazy??? Yeah, a little!!!!!!!!!! Too bad this didn't happen next Wednesday and Thursday!!!
For all of our family that doesn't live in LV, see we can have a white winter in Vegas!!! Haha




Sunday, December 14, 2008

December - Already???!!!

I can't believe that we are already in the middle of December. Where does the time go??? I really wanted to just enjoy the month of December, but it seems like we have been busy than ever.
Carlee and Braxton ran in the LV Kids Marathon last Saturday. They did great. They have been running with a group of kids from church for the past 11 weeks, two days a week to get ready, and then the last stretch they ran at the marathon. Thanks Suzanne and Cheryl for putting the whole thing together. The kids really enjoyed themselves. That same day, Braxton had his Robotics club competition at Cimarron Memorial H.S. in the morning and we had to rush to the marathon at Mandalay Bay. Drazen had his last baseball game in Boulder City that morning also. It was one of those days. But it's all over, and the kids loved all of their activities and had a good time!!! I guess that is all that matters.
We put up our Christmas tree, and decorated the inside of the house. (Jeff mentioned decorating outside, but we'll see) We also took the kids to a little Christmas activity in Summerlin last week. That was a lot of fun. They had pony (reindeer) rides, Santa, train rides, characters walking around, caroling, indoor activities. It was a lot of fun!!!
We are excited for Christmas though.





Thanksgiving

This post is a little late!! But I guess, better late than never!!!
This year we spent Thanksgiving in Orem with all of Jeff's family. We had a great time. We cooked,the big boys played basketball, played games, ate, shopped,attempted to take family photos, hung out and just relaxed!!! What more could you ask for?! The kids loved spending time with all of their cousins!!! The weather was GREAT (I wanted snow) so the kids were outside most of the time.
Thanks Brad and Mel for hosting all of us (and thanks Marshall for letting Jen's and our family stay in your "suite")!!! It was fun!!!

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy 9th Birthday Carlee - Bella!!!

Our sweet girl Carlee, has turned 9 years old on November 8th. We decided to have her birthday party last weekend. She had a "red Carpet Event". It was a fashion Show party. She invited 14 friends. After the girls arrived, Jen, Kristen A. and Kristin S. and I put make up on all the girls, and did their hair to get them ready to walk the "RUNWAY"!!!!! ( Thanks for all your HELP ladies) Every girl brought an extra outfit to model. They all changed into their outfits, and one by one walked the "RUNWAY". They had so much fun!!!!! It was probably one of the best birthday parties, if I may say so myself!!! hahaha Below are some pictures of the party.
Carlee, we hope you had a wonderful birthday. We can't believe that you are already nine years old. You are growing up to be such a wonderful and amazing young girl. You are so fun, amd such a joy to be around. We love you so so so much, and are so happy that Heavenly Father has blessed us with you in our lives!!!! We love you very much !!!!! Mom and Dad
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

R-E-B-E-L Fever is BACK!!!!!!

NEED I SAY MORE??!!!!!.............






Last week was our Runnin' Rebels' first game!!! We are so excited that basketball season is finally here!!!! Jeff and Greg, of course have their seats secured for the season!!! Our kids have gotten in the Rebel spirit also. The girls even have their own Rebel shirts and Pom Poms!!! They love to show us cheers after the games!!!
GO REBELS!!!!! HAVE A GREAT SEASON!!!!!!

Baskin Robbins Night

Last Thursday was Baskin Robbins night for our school. We had teachers/PTA moms helping scoop ice cream. The turn out was great. We couldn't be happier. The money that was raised went on to fund 3rd grade level. It was a lot of fun. Jen and I helped, and we had a great time. Scooping ice cream is much harder than it looks. BELIEVE ME!!!!!



Monday, November 10, 2008

Bedroom Makeover

Since we moved into our house (3 years ago) I wanted to paint my bedroom, but I could never find a color that I absolutely loved. I even purchased curtains from Pier 1 that I absolutely loved (3 yrs ago)!!! So, in September while Amy was here, she helped me pick out the colors. And I finally painted my bedroom. WAHOO!!! I am so excited. I have officially decided that I HATE painting!! I figured it would only take one day, but, by the time it was all said and done, it took two days. I thought I would never finish!!! I LOVE our new bedroom though!!! And surprising enough, Jeff likes it too!!!
BEFORE

AFTER


Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!!

Halloween this year sure came and went!!!! I honestly don't know where the time goes!!! It's crazy!!! But, we had a great Halloween!!! The festivities started on Thursday at school with parties for Katie, Carlee and Braxton. LEt's just say.. A LOT OF SUGAR!!!!! The kids had fun though! Friday night, we got together with Browns, Sullivans, Stuhmers and Martins joined us at the end. ( I just got a grammar lesson from my 10 year old, as he is watching me post this)We had dinner, and then went trick or treating. It was a gorgeous night. I can't believe that it was so warm. Hopefully, the cooler weather will arrive soon in Las Vegas.
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Where Angels Gather - Dinner Gala!!!











On Thursday, October 30th, Jeff and I were invited to a dinner/fundraiser/auction for a neurological foundation. It was a lot of fun, once we got there. The dress was evening attire, and if you know Jeff and I, we are very casual!!! We had to go shopping for a suit for him and a dress for me. We had a hard time picking out the suit, but I think we did okay!!! We went with our good friends, Kyle and Gerilyn. It was fun to dress up and go out!!!1

Harvest Hoedown




After picking up the last minute things, like 30 dozen cupcakes!!!!!


On October 17th, PTA held it's 2nd annual Harvest Hoedown at our kids' school. It was a lot of work to put it on, but it was a LOT of fun!!!! Everyone had a great time!!! Here are a couple of pictures of that. We made a haunted house in one of the empty portables, it was amazing. I think we were pretty proud of ourselves!!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I've been tagged with the answer 5 with 5 game! I have to answer these 5 questions, and then tag 5 other people!!!! Thanks to my cousin Nikki!!!

10 years ago...
I was already married for 3 years
I had 2 kids
I sold Pampered Chef
I was an aunt to 1 nephew and twin nieces
Jeff and I were renting a house, but Gramps' was building us a house

5 things on today's list....
Get kiddies ready for school
DO PTA stuff at the school in the morning
Go do bookkeeping
Make dinner
Drive boys to mutual (Drazen) and then to baseball

5 snacks I love....
chips and salsa
Coke from Sonic
Kit Kat
chocolate chip cookies with milk (Ahoy)
hummus with pita bread

5 things I would do if I was a millionaire....
Build a nice big house in the cul-de-sac!!!!!
Share with family (so they can build with us)
Take my family on a trip to visit Europe and Yugoslavia (for them to see where I grew up)
Put money away for kids' education
Buy Jeff a fishing hole ( if possible) with a golf course nearby

5 places I've lived....
Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
Arden St. - LV
Baltimore St - LV
Toast Ave - LV That's it I am pretty boring

5 jobs I've had....
Taco Bell (Sahara and Eastern in high school)
Runner for CCSD
Teller at First Interstate Bank (Wells Fargo now) and then at PriMerit
Mortgage Loan Processor
Babysitting

Now I tag....
Michelle K.
Gerilyn
Toni
Amber
Rachel

HAve fun girls!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Random

I haven't blogged in a while, so here it is......
I guess it's been pretty busy around here. Baseball started for both boys, and as everyone who has kids in sports knows, that takes up a half of the week. Carlee is running with a few friends (and training, Iguess) for LV Kids Marathon in December. That is on Mondays and Thursdays after school. Braxton has Robotics Club after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays. And Katie has dance on Fridays at 4:30pm. Then there is PTA. That takes up A LOT of time. We are putting on a Harvest Hoedown on Oct. 17th from 4:30pm to 8:00pm, so that has taken a lot of my time also.(Anyone who reads this blog is invited to our school's Harvest Hoedown, it's going to be a lot of fun!!!!!!!) Not to mention the fundraiser that is going on right now. Jeff is staying really busy at work. I guess once school started so did our crazy busy life. But I am not complaining. Our kids are involved in activities that they enjoy, and I guess it's better than sitting in front of the T.V. (although sometimes I dream of a day that I can just sit and watch a movie)
So, for those of you who have been trying to get a hold of us, sorry we haven't called back. It's just been a little busy, to say the least!!! (by the way, I don't have any pictures to post)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Does anyone have dance fever????

video

Need I say more????????????? (you will have to pause the music to hear her dad in the background)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sleepy Little Girl!!!!



So, this afternoon as I was checking my email, Katie was by me talking to me. I wasn't really paying attention to her, but a few minutes later, I looked over to see what she was doing, and this is how I found her!!!!
Why do I have a pack-n-play out when Katie is already 5??!! No, I don't usually keep it out. That is not where she sleeps!!!!! My sister-in-law, Melissa is here with my cute little niece London. That is why it's out!!!
I guess, Katie was done waiting for me to talk to her, so she decided to take a little snooze. Kindergarten must be wearing her out!!! And of course, she has her silky - we don't go anywhere without those!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

AND THE NAME IS.............


Baby Brown now has a name!!! YEAH!!!!!!!
And his name is................................. Camper Grae Brown!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

BABY BROWN IS HERE!!!!!

Amy and I at the hospital with all of our party 'favors'. When we have our babies, we like to have a party in the room.
BABY BROWN
8lbs 10 oz and 21in long
Isn't he CUTE!!!!! I just want to eat him.


Proud mom and dad with their little bundle of joy!!!!!!


He has finally arrived!!! My sister-in-law Jen had her baby boy yesterday (Sept 10th). He is ADORABLE!!!!!!! He weighed 8lbs 10oz and is 21in long. Jen and "Baby Brown" are both doing good!!!!!!!!!!



And no name yet. We are anxiously waiting to find out what they will name him.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

TEENAGERS!!!!!!!





Sunday was Drazen's birthday!!! Not just any birthday, it was his 13th birthday!!!!! Needless to say, he is very excited to finally be a 'teenager'!!! Jeff and I on the other hand, can't believe that we officially have a teenager!!!! I feel old just by saying the word teeanger.
But, Drazen had a good birthday. He got everything that he asked for, and yesterday he even came home from school with a present from his "friend" (who is a girl) Taylor. She got him a Quicksilver t-shirt that is proudly wearing today. I think my little boy is growing up.
He is growing into a wonderful young man. He is a great example to everyone around him, and always wants to do what is right. I couldn't be more proud of him!!!!

Random pictures

She's a Daddy's Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yesterday after it rained we saw a rainbow. I had to take an advantage of it. I think it looks pretty cool.
Jen's due date was yesterday, and we were all a little anxious for the baby to come, so we went shopping with the kiddies. No baby, yet!!! Hopefully, "Baby Brown" will decide to come out one of these days?!




Wednesday, August 27, 2008

BACK TO SCHOOL!!!!




Monday was the first day of school. I am not sure if I want to smile or cry!! Drazen is now in 8th grade!! Yes, that is 8th grade!!! That makes me feel SOO old!! Braxton is in 5th grade, Carlee is in 3rd, and our little Katie-bird started kindergarten this year. I can't believe it!!! Where does time go?! It's not fair, why can't they just stay small?!

Our first day went GREAT!!! Everyone was excited for school, and to see who was in their classes, and even Katie just waved good-bye to me. I was expecting tears, but she didn't have any. (I had a few)

Hope everyone's first day of school was GREAT!!!