Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Elfin Emersons'

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Monday, December 15, 2008

Nola Luke


I really like this photo too of Nola holding Max at his blessing.



Corey's Grandmother Died yesterday morning. Nola. She is an amazing woman, I never heard her complain, she always welcome me and told me that she Loved me. She gave great Hugs and always seemed happy even though you knew that she had to be tired, she had swollen ankles and probably ached. One of my favorite memories of her was her doing the jig with her cane. She can dance and now she is really dancing! She really missed her Bernell she would say her prayers out loud every night and talk about Bernell. I wish I could have met him. This is my favorite picture of Nola just this Summer at the family reunion she had just won the contest along with Marsha for "Best Chili." Such a great smile.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ok Laura Here You Go..

My Friend Laura Tagged me to Answer these questions, it took me a while but here we go! I am passing the Tagggg to Amber, Heidi, Ann and Kelly. HaHaha

Favorite color: Hmmm... This is hard blue...& green although I wear a lot of brown and Black.

Favorite Movie: Right now "Get Smart." I Love Steve Carell

Favorite Christmas movie: Hmmm... I would have to agree with You Laura "White Christmas" My favorite song in that is "sisters, Sisters"

Bubble Gum: Big Red

Sport: Watching football and Ice-skating.

Favorite vacation: Our last cruise with all of our friends.

Book: I don't know that I have a favorite book. HMMM... A textbook! The last book I read was "One for the Money" Janet Evanovich

Favorite Song: I really Like PINK's new song.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Max First Daycare Pictures


Yea! Balloon!

Max gets tubes in his ears! Yeah! no more ear infections every 3 weeks. He got a balloon at the doctors office and 2 shots to help clear up his current ear infection. Tuesday, he gets his tubes! We tied his balloon to his pacifier and he crawled around with it all afternoon he even ate with it and tried to feed it cereal. He is such a good baby. Everyone was impressed at the doctors office with how happy he was with his ears looking like they did. He is patient. God only gives us what we can handle. Does that mean I am weaker because I got such a great baby, husband and dog? Hmmm...

Here is the Video sorry I can't rotate it. Any ideas on how to rotate it?

video

Monday, December 1, 2008

One of My Favorite People.



Gregory R. Gordon
Gregory R. Gordon 1951 ~ 2008 Beloved husband, father, son, friend and Doctor Gregory R. Gordon was called home to Heavenly Father November 24, 2008.Born March 9, 1951 to Reed W. and Renee Gordon in Salt Lake City. He attended Olympus High School and the University of Utah. He served an LDS mission to Northern Mexico from 1971-72. Upon his return he met and married his sweetheart Kristin in the Salt Lake Temple on September 13, 1973. After medical school he practiced OB-GYN for 10 years in Las Vegas, and moved to Provo where he has practiced since 1995. He has served on the Stake High Council, as a member of the bishopric, branch president, Gospel Doctrine leader and in the Young Men's organization. He is survived by his wife, parents, brothers Jeff and Drew, eight children Chaston, Carlin Spradlin (Kevin), Cameron (Candice), Cirina Hassler (Matt), Corinne Larsen (Jeff), Calvin (C.J.), Claire, Celeste and six grandchildren; Samantha, Jessica, Cole, Tyler, James and Eli. His joys were his family, his Savior, and being a partner with Heavenly Father in ushering his children into their earthly experience. His incomparable life of love and service cannot be captured in words. He will be missed by so many. A private funeral was held. Friends may express their love and appreciation by contributing to the Gregory R. Gordon Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank branch.



*Here is a link to Greg's beautiful tribute video*
http://www.mem.com/movie/MovingMemories.asp?ID=2726144

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saving the World!


My Friend Jen Showed Me These Bags How Pretty And Cool Are These. They Are Called Envirosax and Hold Up to 44 lbs each and All 5 Roll Up into a Little Pouch For Your Purse. I LOVE them. This is what I found on their Website. www.envirosax.com

  • Approx. 380 billion plastic bags are used in the United States every year. That’s more than 1,200 bags per US resident, per year.
  • Approx. 100 billion of the 380 billion are plastic shopping bags.
  • An estimated 12 million barrels of oil is required to make that many plastic bags.
  • Only 1 to 2% of plastic bags in the USA end up getting recycled.
  • Thousands of marine animals and more than 1 million birds die each year as a result of plastic pollution.
  • The United Nations Environment Programme estimates that there are 46,000 pieces of plastic litter floating in every square mile of ocean.
  • Plastic bags are often mistakenly ingested by animals, clogging their intestines which results in death by starvation. Other animals or birds become entangled in plastic bags and drown or can’t fly as a result.
  • Even when they photo-degrade in landfill, the plastic from single-use bags never goes away, and toxic particles can enter the food chain when they are ingested by unsuspecting animals.
  • Greenpeace says that at least 267 marine species are known to have suffered from getting entangled in or ingesting marine debris. Nearly 90% of that debris is plastic.
  • Americans consume more than 10 billion paper bags per year. Approximately 14 million trees are cut down every year for paper bag production.
  • Most of the pulp used for paper shopping bags is virgin pulp, as it is considered stronger.
  • Paper production requires hundreds of thousands of gallons of water as well as toxic chemicals like sulphurous acid, which can lead to acid rain and water pollution.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Baby Gates


I Like baby gates I don't know that Max feels the same because they keep him from trying to climb DOWN the stairs. He is into everything and everything goes in the MOUTH! What am I going to do with the Christmas Tree!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ya Katie's right. I'm far from done. She dosen't know it yet. But I just put new Jessy James rims and tire. Exhaust, edge chip, air intake, throttle body spacer. If you don't understand those words. It's ok. Well just say umm.. ya just a little more power and just a little fast. ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Halloween Pictures!


On Halloween Max got to Wear his Costume to the Doctors for yet Another Ear infection!



Our Little Monkey!


This is My Favorite!



Corey and Max They really Do Look A lot A like.


Max


Max


Cooper So Happy in his Costume! Our Favorite Little Hotdog!



Cooper


Cooper Corey and Max They look Thrilled don't they!



Aww... Max likes hot dogs!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blowing Bubbles

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Favorite Little Sharkie!



I figure I better get a picture of Max in my Favorite Hooded Towel Ever. His Sharkie Towel I love it. He is almost too big for it but he is soooo cute. I found it at Target also one of my Favorite stores ever. I have been trying to upload my videos and they are not working, any suggestions? Anyone? Max is quite proficient at getting around now and I spend most of my day literally chasing him around. I can't imagine how it is going to be when he walks! He also is now just finished with his 3rd ear infection pretty much in a row and the fluid is still there in his ears he is plotting a course towards tubes in his ears. I am making an appointment tomorrow in anticipation for the inevitable, with Kipp Robins. Then I will be ready. I asked the doctor if it was a bad thing to be so anxious for tubes and he said no that they will help him hear and keep him from getting infections. They just have to have proof that it is a chronic thing that is not clearing up, which means 4-6 ear infections within the year. He is going to make that with no problem so tubes will be good.

Corey is now back to work after his back proceedure and seems to be doing well I miss him at home though even though I do like the quiet sometimes.

I am getting anxious for school. I just don't know how to do things with a kid, I have never done that before. I was telling Corey that I could go to St George and do clinicals in their unit and just pound my hours out in one month. Corey then reminded me that we have a Son..... What would I do with Max. I just am having to adjust things in a way I never had to before. I guess it will be a learning experience in more ways than one. Anyway I have Halloween pictures to get posted I will do that tomorrow. Katie

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Eric & Amber


Eric & Amber Christensen



My Boys



Meghan the Cutest Flower Girl



Amber and Her Brother and Sisters


Grandma with Meghan

Portland Temple



The Richins' Sister Richins threw Amber a "Tea Party" For her Bridal Shower. She is so much fun she throws great parties.


Eric Amber and Domineau


"Now Eric Better Take Care of My Amber!" "Oh he will"
Amber's Dad threatening My dad..... Right ;)


The Absolute Cutest Man in the World! Amber's Grandpa and Aunt. Her family is so cool and fun. I would love to just sit and listen to him he has stories I am sure.

In August we went to Portland for Eric's wedding he married a cute girl named Amber. She has personality and is outgoing and funny and well Great. Well we took a lot of pictures and I am finally trying to narrow down which ones to post. Here are some. We had a lot of fun with family and it was so much fun to meet Amber's Family.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Latest.

Fall is here and almost gone, time has gone by fast. Max just started crawling and now he is climbing the stairs, it terrifies me! We live in a split level home and have a lot of stairs. I recorded it lets see if I can load it. He loves anything that is Coopers too including his bone and his Food dishes.
Today we got our first rocking chair, yeah! It comes tomorrow we have needed it rocking Max on the edge of the bed may be good for the abs but bad for the back. Corey just finished doing everything he wants to his truck.... I think. It looks cool. I will have to upload some pictures. Corey needed it, he has been wanting to "beef up" his truck for a long time.

So I officially have decided to go back to school. I have applied and been accepted to the University of South Alabama Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program. I start in January. Online in conjunction with our unit. I am going with my two good friends Mel and Erika. I am excited. I will be a Jaguar.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Here are Some More Pictures


Karen & Maurice


Us


The Gang


Our Nieces Josie and Morgan


Destanies' Family


Max in the Leaves


Later he spit Up a Yellow Leaf



The Emersons' (The Original).

Fall In the Canyon


Us.



Wendy



Ashley, Sarah, Corey & Destanie


Sarah & Rob


So today was Family Picture Day Yea! I have been wanting pictures with Corey's Family for ever! So we all got our schedules together and all met at our house at 3 and all went to American Fork Canyon. I was skeptical because I really didn't think that there would be any color left but there was and boy it was pretty. It was really fun to see Corey's Family too. All together. There were however snags here and there of course! Getting everyone there became the easy part it was the posing, where to take pictures and whose camera to look at that was the hard part. I think it turned out great though. Here are a couple of the photos Corey, Ashley and I took.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Mahnamahna!






Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I am Realizing Things Are Changing.

I always have thought that change was a good thing, and that it was just a new adventure. IN MY MIND! I am realizing now as my siblings and cousins are finishing school and getting married that things are changing and I don't know that I like it, really. I guess I just never pictured the inevitable, maybe I have just been in denial for so long. The other night at dinner my new-cute-sister mentioned something about living in Portland in the future and it caught me of guard. I asked my mom if there were any plans in the near future and she reminded me that Amber's family lives in Portland. WELL DUH! I guess she might want to live by her family. It just didn't really process until then. I just imagined Heidi and Scott moving back to Utah and Eric and Amber being here OH and all of the Tidwell's ending up here CUZ that would be really nice... I didn't think about the possibility family could move away. Corey said to look at the bright side if Eric and Amber move to Portland it would be a good excuse to go visit them. But I want them here. Who knows maybe when I finish school we could move somewhere..... And that is when I think to myself, how great would it be if we did have to move and everyone came with us! Delusional! I know! Anyway I guess things are changing and we'll adjust, we have too but I don't know if I am going to like it.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Max Sleeping Comfortably?



We had to leave early to go some where this last week and had to wake Max up so we went in and found him asleep in the strangest of positions. Usually we find him in weird positions but not this strange. I guess it is a good thing that he is flexible.

8 Trees


So we have this neighbor behind us who wanted to put up a fence, they asked around to see if anyone would chip in but really all of our yards are so small there really isn't a point so one day a couple of weeks ago we looked out the window to see 1 2 3 4 5 6...7...and 8 TREE's They had decided to make their own fence with trees and not small trees one of them is a sycamore, one is a fruit tree and the other 6 are going to be HUGE boarder trees! Wow.... I really don't think that they realize, 2 trees would have been too much for that yard but I had to take a picture.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Meghan


I had to put this one in here for all to see. Heidi took this this last summer and when I saw it on her Facebook I had to have it. This is Meghan my niece!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Maxwell's Blessing

Maxwell Jay Emerson Max in his Duds, I like Simple and so I got him a simple one piece with a little pocket and his initials monogramed on it.

Great Grandpa Morrish and Max Listening Intently.

Great Grandpa Morrish and Max
Great Grandpa Morrish Max and Daddy


Love the Drool



Great Grandma Luke and Max

Our Little Family

The Emersons' including the 3 "Jays"



Ok I am really skipping forward Max was blessed on August 24th by his Great Grandpa Morrish. He was such a good boy and Great Grandpa did the most perfect job. We decided to do it at our home and invite family. It was crowded but it was perfect. Afterwards we had muffins and juice.