Tuesday, October 31, 2006


These are my two little clowns. Last week we had their pictures taken for the first time together (by a photographer). Faith and Jaylee's grandma Lydia made their Halloween costumes this year and she did a great job, they really turned out darling. Thank you Lydia! The pictures may look funny because I took a picture of them with my camera.

Tonight we had our traditional Halloween pumpkin bread bowls with soup before we headed out trick or treating. Grandpa Ron, Grandma Lydia, Uncle Chris and Aunt Bailey went trick or treating with Ronnie, Faith, Jaylee and I. Faith would make sure that we all had a turn walking up to the doors with her. It was a great time and Faith made out with a whole bucket full of candy (for Ronnie to eat:) ). Kids can really make the hollidays fun all over again.

Monday, October 30, 2006


Today Ronnie had a doctors appointment. A year in a half ago Ronnie injured his knee while traing jiu-jitsu and had to have it operated on. His left knee has been really bothering him so he decided to have it checked out, the doctor scheduled him for a MRI. Hopefully he wont have to have another surgery. Ronnie has also had a pretty decent size lump in his right breast for the last year and a half. The doctor was some what concerned about it and pulled some strings to have Ronnie get it checked out right away. He is scheduled for and ultrasound and mammogram this Friday.

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Here is a picture of Jaylee's first trip to the Whiting Homestead at only four weeks old (taken this weekend). I have a similar picture of Faith but she was eight weeks old. I love this place I have been coming here since I was a baby as well as my dad, my grandma, my great grandpa and great great grandparents. This is our very favorite place to be with Capri By The Sea San Diego coming in at second. If you look closely you can see the snow on the ground. Faith snacked on it the whole time we were there.

This weekend we went to our "Little Red Cabin". It was the first time Faith, Jaylee and I have seen it. My grandpa Merl and grandma Nett came up for the day to help us do some small repairs. Faith had a blast, she loves the mountains, wild life and riding on the "vroom vroom" (four wheeler) with Ronnie. While they were out on the quad they saw elk and deer (Faith can do a great elk call). I am excited to make our cabin a cozy "little" place to stay and the best part about it is, it's just around the corner from the Homestead.

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Today Faith's preschool went on a field trip to Schnepf Farms. Faith's cousin Kiley Cluff goes to the same preschool but she is in the afternoon class, so Ronnie and Faith got to hang out with Kiley. They had fun riding the rides, eating their tasty sack lunch that I made them (PB&J) and picking pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. While Ronnie and Faith were having fun at the farm I was at home waiting for the bug man to treat our house for scorpions. Two days ago I killed a scorpion in our garage. I was too afraid to step on him with my shoe so I found a sledge hammer of Ronnie's and smashed it flat. When we got home that night Ronnie didnt believe me about the scorpion that was untill I heard him yelling for help from the bathroom. I found Ronnie resting on the toliet with a scorpion right next to his bare feet. After killing the scorpion in the bathroom we went on a scorpion hunt and found another one in our laundry room. We killed a total of three scorpions that day. For anyone that knows me, knows that I have four phobias in life... 1. sleeping home alone at night 2. heights (hence flying) 3. riding in the car when Ronnie is driving and 4.scorpions.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Jaylee Joy Michael

I went into labor at 7:00 pm Sept 26. Ronnie and I were addmitted to the hospital Sept 27 at 12:20 am. The hospital discharged us at 3:00 am saying that I was in "false labor", so we left. I woke Ronnie up at 5:30 am and told him that we better get back to the hospital because this was not false labor. The hospital readdmitted us at 6:15 am. The nurses put my IV in and walked me to the delivery room where my water broke before I could even get into the bed. I started pushing and Jaylee Joy was born at 7:35 am on Sept 27, 2006. Jaylee weighed 8lbs. 2 0z and was 21.75" long. So much for false labor. I am proud to say that the 10 week natural child birth classes that I MADE Ronnie go to with me really paid off. I had a 100% drug free child birth. Ronnie was a great coach and I could not have made it through without him. Jaylee was named after my dad who passed away in March of 2002, his name was Jay and also after my only brother, Jay. The lee part of Jaylee she gets from Ronnie, his middle name is lee. Jaylee's middle name Joy, is also my middle name, my mothers name and my grandmothers name, Sophies middle name and Ronnie had a aunt Joy. Jaylee really has been a great joy so far in my life and I feel very blessed to be given another perfect healthy baby.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Ronnie and I bought eight acres near Vernon Az last week. This is our "Little Red Cabin". Ronnie, Chris and Josh went hunting last weekend, it was snowing there.


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