Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sage & Celesta

The happy couple

[Draper Temple]

One my my best friends was married last week! They are perfect for each other and I am so happy for them! Welcome Celeta to the gang!
While we were in the sealing room, I felt overwhelmed with love from out Father in Heaven. I know he has a perfect plan for each one of us, and as long as we are where we are supposed to be, doing what we are supposed to be doing, being obedient and doing our best, He WILL bless us!!
I often have to remind myself to have patience. Buttttt deep down inside I really do know all the promisses in my blessings will be fulfilled.

I love this gospel, friends, and family! The boys showing off their [aWeSoMe] dance moves.
Newly engaged couple!
{SO happy for my little sister!!} Some videos from the dance floor!

Going Private...

Everyone else is doing it.... I am a crowd follower when I dont have a strong opinion!
Also, with all the cute pictures from the family I nanny, I figured for their safety, their parents would appreciate it if I went private after my mom asked me, "Do you have their permission to post the pictures of their kids?" I hadn't really thought of that. So yes, I will be going private and although I have only 5 viewers, I would love it if you could leave your email addresses for me to invite you to follow! If you have stumbled upon my blog, you can continue to read up on my SUPER exciting life, just leave me your email as well!
Thank you!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I just realized I posted 3 posts in a row about love. and yet at the same time it isnt THAT type of love! haha oh well... I love optimistic days :)

... and other things!

"I wanna climb on the red balllll!!!"
cheeeese :D
"I wanna do it!"
...being sweet....
annnnd NOT so sweet!
...and thats all :)

love notes...

I love being loved :)

Monday, March 7, 2011


I wish I could talk about the romance typer of love, but for now all I have is the other type.
Today, Alexa, the [almost] 6 year old told me,
"I love you over the hills and over the mountains and over the meadows, all around the sun and all the planets and around the moon infinity times and back to our house over and over again. That is the biggest eVeR!!"

I love being back into playing mom for a living.
I love being to talk to my amazing sister, and all my wonderful friends.
I love laughing and having fun.
I love... feeling loved :)

annnnd I'm off to bed :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I love Sundays.

[I LOVE this picture.... it is me and Alexa :)]
I wish I were more artistic, and able to express myself better through stuff!

I love the fact that I was able to listen and learn in church today. The angels definitely were there helping the kids [I am tending] feel the wonderful spirit!
LOVED the comments from the ward members...

"Hey, maybe their parents should go out of town more often! They were SO good today! (in Sacrament Meeting.) I was waiting for Joe to come sit with me, up on the stand!"
-Bishops first counselor
"We want to welcome Kiley, who is tending the Stone kids, and earning EVERY PENNY of it!!"
-The Relief Society Ladies

"So... are you related to them?" "No, just kinda like they're my second family." "And.. you are there with all 6 of them?" "YES... I love it! I love them!!" ".....Cool! Congrats!"
-Random people in the bathroom... and hallway.

So yes, there you have it... life is crazy, especially with 6 kids to take care of.
BUT.. I like crazy. I function best under pressure.
I want a crazy life. It is SOOO much better then sitting around not having anywhere to be, or anything to do.
So I will give a recap of my day. I know nobody reads this.. but.. it will be fun for me to remember the craziness!

1:00 am... I woke up to Joseph crawling into bed with me. I thought.. nooooope. and quickly/quietly he walked me back up to his bedroom and climbed in his bed without either of us saying a thing.
There was already one child, the oldest, in bed with me because she was a little scared of burglars!
6:30 am.. Joe and Alexa come down.... "I want Thomas!!!!" Joseph is obsessed with Thomas the train and wanted to watch an episode. I decided it being Sunday and all, it would be better to not turn the tv on. At least not yet! SO I took off his morning diaper, and let them start playing.
6:45 am... back in bed to try and get a little more rest. One by one the rest of the kids came down and I finally got out of bed (8ish) when I heard screaming... just silly fighting. But a nice sign that I really am needed.

Ok... I got a little bored of that... let me just mention a few more key parts to the day.
-Everyone wanted something different for lunch, so we played restaurant and I ended up getting them pizza, hot dogs, pb&j, annnd a quesadilla. Once they all had their 'orders' they all wanted to change and get what the other one had. Sooo round 2... made a few more pb&j annnd heated up more pizza. [The hot dog got thrown away]
-I got Joseph all cute and ready for church, and while I was getting Amanda and Alexa ready, Joe decided to go outside and play with his train... annnnd it was raining and full of puddles. Lets just say, he had to get ready all over again.
-The next few hours were bliss :)
-learned about being a true disciple in Sunday School
[Do the right things, for the right reasons]
{Follow the Savior's example of prayer}
(Treat others kindly and fairly)
-Once we got home, round one of dinner began. Eggo waffles, more pizza, string cheese, nectarines, grapes annnnd carrots.
-I spent the next 4 hours... chasing after kids, or just listening to the scream and wondering what they were up to. Annnnnnd cleaning up behind them. I found a naked boy with a poopy bum running around saying, "The doggy got the poo poo!" Yeeeahhhhh that wasnt very fun to clean up.
-We played beauty parlor... well... did mani/pedi's... on the little girls... anndd little boy. He wanted it! But then he also wanted me to take it off... good decision!
-I realized I needed to feed these energy balls... and decided on breakfast for dinner. German pancakes, bacon, eggs(Kira, the oldest made them for me!) juice and fruit. Went well... left a HUGE mess.
-Cleaning up, the cute glass blender fell over in the sink..... annnnd b.r.o.k.e. oops!
-Getting kids showered and in bed.... Its always tricky. haha last night I put 3 in the bathtub together. Yeah, that didnt work out too well. They couldnt even move to get their hair wet!
- almost 8, got Joe in bed.
-Braided Amanda and Alexa's hair so it can be curly tmrw :)
-Read books, got the girls down. Sent Matthew to his bed, didnt happen, but at least he stayed in his room playing quietly [kind of...]
-Got to braid Samantha and Kira's hair.. also.. to be curly, more like wavy, tmrw, whiiiille we finished watching The Blind Side. What a good movie!
-And after making sure those 2 got in bed... here I am now.....

Just wanted to say one more thing. Well two, first-sorry this post is so random. I doubt I will even post it, but wait, nobody will see it anyway!
Secondly.. I love this gospel!
It is the cutest thing ever to hear little kids prayers. We were looking for Kira's ipod that mysteriously disappeared this morning, annnnnd Alexa folded her arms, while still walking around, and said, "Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this day, thank you for please show us where Kira's ipod is, In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." :) Made me sooo happy! Also tonight in her nightly prayers, she said, "Please bless that I can be good for Kiley..." WiThOuT any prompting at all! What a doll, a stinker, but an angel.

Silly braids...

Also.. trying to chase this ball of fun around! He.. kinda got stuck.. annnnd I laughed! :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Danville CA.

Ok... I just have to apologize, I get kinda annoyed when people post just with a billion pictures, but I am not feeling inspired to invent something to write about. I think my brain is on vacation today. But I also get on my blog and look at my friends blogs every single day, and feel bored when nobody has updated soooo... this is my update. Lame. butttt updated :)

I love the Stone Family! Here are a bunch of pictures of the fun we are having :)

The sun... and the street we live on... well they live on.. and where I am staying this week!
Amanda... holding a cute flower. It is actually a blossom, from a tree. And it makes me happy to see the signs of [spring]
Taking care of kids, you have got to always be ready to invent something to entertain them. Waiting for Matthew to finish at baseball practice, I only had my phone, and car keys. Alexa was getting restless, soooo we had a photo shoot! :)
She said, lets do a sad face.
Now, a crazy one!
"I want to kiss you on the cheek!"
She was 2 when I met her... now she is almost 6. All if the kids are sooo grown up, but I still love them so much!
A small portion of our many-papers-all-taped-together.... The biggest drawing in the world!
My Sammi... she is hilarious!! Also, a really great help. LOVE her!!
Boys will be boys.
Matthew pulling Joseph up the hill on top of Amanda's backpack. WOW.
4 of the 6 gemmmmmsss
Joe... my turn my turn!
Walking up the kill to pick the kids up from school...
Alexa is obsessed with their dog Scooter!
The 2 youngest.... So cute! (most of the time..... ;))
Joe swinging.. I swear he was going to fall off!
Slightly femi... a 3 1/2 yr old boy sitting at a princess vanity... annnnd wouldnt let any of the other kids play here!

Maybe, if I am feeling inspired, or if my brain comes back from vacation, I will write an intelligent blog about my feelings about being home, back in real life, doing normal things.

p.s. sorry about the quality.. they are all from my phone!