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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HOUSE!!!

We are painting our house!!!  It is going from our green/brown colors to this color shown below-I am so excited!!!  I will post some before and after shots when I am done!!!  

Playing catch up

Well it's been so busy with school ending and summer starting!!  Here are pics from April and May  to catch you all up on what we've been doing.  Fun Family Home Evening-Reading books: Our lesson was on learning from good books-knowledge and we also got to do a little service for eachother too!!



Girls in their 101 Dalmation Musical!!

Birthday Boy-turns 4!!

And goes to Monster Trucks with Dad!!

Whitney Ran in a Triathalon!! 


Spring Soccer-Brooke's first season and Whitney made a comeback!



Easter!!
 



Trip to Martin's Cove (Casper Wy) for baptism!




Kindergarten Graduation!


Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Basketball Season has been keeping me super busy!!





Wednesday, September 04, 2013

CAUTION: FABULOUSNESS AHEAD and ONLY $5



I get compliments all of the time about my jewelry I wear and I absolutely love telling them THANK YOU IT'S ONLY $5!!! Then I wait for that moment when their shock turns into curiosity and then explain that I sell Paparazzi Jewelry. I don't post much about my business on my blog....but I HAVE TO right now before the SHOPPING season is upon us!!!  In August I got to go to Las Vegas for Paparazzi's Convention where they showcased their new Fall line and I have to tell you it is GORGEOUS!  Even though I have been a consultant for almost 2 years, I am still in awe that this jewelry is $5 and NICKEL and LEAD FREE!!
 It is fabulous and Paparazzi is always adding new items. This fall they have added Hippie Headbands- I am so excited about these because my daughters have larger than normal heads (off the charts because of Gorlins syndrome) and are growing out of the Regular U shaped headbands I sell.  Brooke still wears the regular ones everyday and I was dreading the day that they no longer worked for her--Amber hit that milestone even before I knew about Paparazzi Accessories.  Anyway the headbands are going to be excellent for them and anyone else who wants a different look and you can do so many things with them-so much fun.

They also added some more Lanyard styles-AMAZING!!!  All you teachers, nurses, office staff and factory workers will love these-they are soo cute and fabulous and only $5!!!

Now here is the MOST IMPORTANT thing-CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!!! How many of you have got your lists ready or are trying to do some early shopping to get some of that list taken care of???  Wouldn't it be awesome to buy your mother-in-law a fabulous Necklace set or your daughter and her friends some amazing earrings?  How about an easy stocking stuffer for the little Divas-Paparazzi has some adorable Jewelry for little girls and they are only $1!!!  Christmas shopping can be a one stop shop with all the ladies on your list and it can be AFFORDABLE!!!  And you can buy something for you too!!!  Because it is only $5!! You can save your money to go towards those BIGGER purchases (or even bills)!!!!

Lastly I just want to share that I LOVE what I do.  It's fantastic that I can help empower women to feel beautiful about themselves for only $5!!  I am one of those women who puts everyone before myself and never really buy anything for myself beyond the necessary items. I would have guilt just in buying my favorite facial cleanser and moisturizer because I considered them luxury items. Sound like any of you??  I walked into my first Paparazzi party and saw some cute earrings for only $5-I had $5!!! So I bought them! And guess what? I felt like a million bucks!!  I get to help women feel that way every time I sell something!!   This Holiday season is the best time to be a Paparazzi Consultant because everyone has gift giving to do-and $5 is a wonderful price for gorgeous jewelry!!  IF you are interested, I would love to talk to you about signing up and joining my team $5 Fashionistas!!  You take home 45% of sales plus there is no demonstrations!! 
e-mail me at arinlords@hotmail.com  or find me at www.facebook.com/PaparazzibyArin

Friday, July 05, 2013

Family Picture Timeline!

Aug 2001
                                      
                                                                         Aug 2002
                                                                           Dec 2002
Aug 2004

January 2005

April 2006
June 2006
July  2007
Sep 2007 
Dec 2007
                                                                             July 2008
July 2009
July 2010
                                                                             July 2012
                                                                         Sept   2012



Thursday, March 28, 2013

Way past a New Year post!


Well it has been a long long time since I posted.  I cannot believe it.  I guess things got really crazy after Megan was born and school started up.  Amber was baptized and Megan was blessed over Labor Day weekend and we enjoyed having family visit.

 In October Whitney tried out for AAU basketball and made the Meridian team. In November we went down to Washington for Thanksgiving to visit my family and enjoy the holiday.  While there I had another attack-a gall bladder attack..they had started up in Oct. After a few visits to the doctor-blood work done and upper endoscopy to rule out other things, I finally went back to the ER in January with a severe attack.  The doctors again did blood tests and an ultrasound and sent me home with a referral to a surgeon to get my gall bladder removed.  Well I  was sent home and came back the next day still writhing in pain and not able to eat or drink anything and throwing up bile and black stuff.  I woke up Joe and said we really needed to go back to the Hospital.  The doctors did a ct scan and realized surgery was more needed than they thought...duh.  Anyway skip ahead to later that afternoon and an hour before surgery-my gall bladder ruptured..good thing i was prepped and ready to go.  I guess it was in really bad shape and torn up.  Healing took a while and poor Megan was a trooper throughout the whole thing.  I was worried I wouldn't be able to nurse her but luckily I could.

 Megan's has a hole in her heart which makes her body work extra hard which causes her to burn through most of the calories she eats= slow weight gain.  Her hole is 5-6 mm.and thankfully the slow weight gain/sweating/heart murmur are the only symptoms she has.  Right now the doctors are monitoring her progress and if she starts to struggle, then surgery would be done to close her hole.  So far she seems to be on a good path to it closing on her own, which can take a few years.  She has seemed to bulk up a little recently with the start of more solids to her diet-which I am really excited about!!  Right now she can sit on her own and is rolling around!!! She is so sweet and we love her so very much.
  In January the older girls started Basketball through the YMCA and AAU programs- both learned and enjoyed themselves.  This was Amber's first year and she has potential to be a great ball player and was awesome defensively as usual!!  Whitney scored in most of her games and was switched between wing and post and sometimes played point (she played guard all season last year) so this was a change for her to adapt to. She has decided to play basketball year round and is hanging up her soccer cleats.  I hope she will still play for fun here and there though-as she was an excellent player in that sport too. So she will play AAU through the summer, perhaps a traveling team and AAU again in the Winter next year.  Amber is still looking forward to playing soccer come fall.  We took Fall last year off from sports as well as Spring which has been nice. We have some great news about Brooke-her bowel incontinence is a thing of the past-no more diapers for that girl at night and I am so proud of her-and relieved!!!  She has some skin lesions that will need to be removed in case they are skin cancer, so that is our next adventure with her.  All of the children are going to get their dna tested to verify which ones have Gorlins so we can focus more medically on them.  Not much to report on Trevor-except that he loves Just Dance and singing and is overly obsessed with Monster Trucks-Daddy took him in this month to Monster Jam and next week he will be turning 3!!  He has grown into quite the sweet and mischievous little boy-fun and unnerving at times!!   As far as Joe and I-we are both working on becoming healthier.  Joe has a gym membership and I go play basketball once a week plus we have just started juicing.  We hope this will help us to get more vegetables in our diet and keep us feeling fitter as well!!  I can't wait to see us a year from now!!




Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First Day of School Pictures 2012



Sunday, August 26, 2012

Another sweet anniversary present..straight from Heaven!



Well we did it again.  Joe and I celebrated yet another wedding anniversary in the hospital, welcoming a new addition to our family.  Eight years ago Amber was born and now Megan Mckenna decided to come to us on the same day!!  August 17, 2012 @ 5:38 pm weighing 8 lbs 9 oz Megan joined us sprouting a full head of hair typical of our other girl babies.  She is a very good baby and already sweet as can be.