Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Our tiny ballerina

I told Michael this was like Christmas for me. I couldn't sleep the night before her dance recital I was SOOO excited. Isn't she just a doll!!! And thank you all for coming a supporting her on her big day! We had a lot of wonderful support :) We love you!

Just the girls
Love, Love this picture
Mikylee and Uncle Mitchy
I know we got pictures with Grandpa Malcom too, but I'm afraid it wasn't with our camera :( But we were thankful to have Grandma and Grandpa Malcom with us:)


Can we say CAUUUTE!!!

Mischief AKA: JAZZY

It got really quite one afternoon and we all started hunting for Jazzy. Derric found her in the bathroom sink. Just enough water to soak everything and lots and lots of hand soap! But Oh how happy she was:)

Not only does she enjoy bathing in the sink but also in her breakfast.

First Presidency Christmas Devotional

Just a few pictures from our trip to the First Presidency Christmas Devotional. It was an awesome little get away! Jenna and Devon kept the kiddos for us!!!! THANK YOU we love you guys!!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009


Thanksgiving was fantastic! I just didn't get any pictures of it :( We were able to celebrate in Firth with all the Malcom's while Blake and Janey were here and we had lots of great food, and great fun. Then on Thanksgiving we went to Star Valley and had another amazing meal with Mom and Dad and Jenna and Devon. I love to be with family and be able to kick back and relax, and play a game or two of TRIPOLY!! We have great memories from both Thanksgivings. Thanks everyone :)
...... ok I found a couple of pictures from November
Derric and Mike shooting guns/ guy time
Grandpa Malcom and Derric
Derric in Star Valley. He wrote his name in the snow and MOM with a heart. I was so proud :)
just some beautiful shots of Star Valley Thanksgiving morning.
I love the frost on the trees!! Who doesn't find that beautiful????

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Family Photos

The pictures are in. I know I posted a ton and it isn't even all of them. There was just so many that I liked I posted a lot. So let me know what you think. We had Elsha Christensen do them. She was so cute and fun. She made the session great. and she even got some pics of Jazlyn ( I don't know how she was crying the entire time is seemed) but I was very pleased with the outcome.

YEAH!! A visit from Blake and Janey all the way from Washington. Derric was our photographer for the night and of course he had to take a picture of himself! I love it :)


October activities: Some yearly pumpkin carving at the home of Grandma and Grandpa Malcom and the Halloween ward party. We had a great time! I decorated a room and did a cupcake walk, I was worried I wouldn't have enough cupcakes for all the participants so I made a couple pans of carmel apples. I couldn't believe how many people came to get one!! They were the first thing gone and I had people young and old asking me about them the rest of the night. So I guess I know what to do for next years party!! We were very blessed to be surrounded by family Halloween night too! Grandma Debbie and Grandpa Bob, Jenna and Devon, Grandpa and Grandma Malcom and Eric and Kellen. It was a fun night with lots and lots of sugar!!

Derric with his good friend Emma.

A very scary bunch :)


Yes I know I keep changing my Blog Header! But I just haven't found what I feel really fits. So I keep trying out new things. We will see how this one fits but who knows I may change it again.


The results are back. I'm not very excited about any of our family pics. Yes these are ALL the family ones I got back and none of them are great. Shadows everywhere and kids not looking at the camera. We may have to give family pictures another shot this year.


I am always amazed at how busy life can get!! It has been kind of a crazy time at the Malcom home. We are all very blessed to be healthy and happy, but life has been going in fast forward. Derric broke his hand a couple of weeks ago. He was jumping off the stairs on our deck and tried not to land on the dog. His hand hit the edge of the trampoline and he broke the base of his ring finger. I got to x-ray it one night when I was working and he has a salter-harris II fracture at the base of his ring finger. We have kept it wrapped and supported and I think he is doing much better. Not bad for our first broken bone :) He pulled his second tooth out today all by himself. It's fun to see how proud he is of this accomplishment.
I also got a chance to meet with his teacher for parent teacher conference. My boy is amazing in every aspect but he "is a talker" I was told :) Well yea, I'm his mother I know this!!! So instead of trying to get him not to talk his teacher is trying to get him to talk and octave lower :) I wish her all the best of luck with it and I'm trying to adopt this in our own home. I've been working with Mikylee on her inside-outside voice.
Mikylee is working hard at dancing and she is a great sister to Jazzy. I really enjoy the time I get with the girls at home while Derric is off to school. Mikylee is saying the funniest things and she is completely in love with the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. She is Alice!! Why? Because for some reason she is in LOVE with Gideon and Alice is his girl. So for the past couple of weeks I have played the part of Millie. I don't mind so much because she will do anything Millie askes, including picking up toys and helping with laundry :)
Jazzy has had a little mean streak come out lately. Hitting and kicking just because she feels like it. We have been working on this and are making some progress. We also have had her thumb taped up all week. We are trying to break the thumb sucking habit. She seems to think that her thumb wrapped up is cool, I think it has to do with seeing Derric's hand wrapped up so she thinks she is being like him. Whatever works I say! I tried the THUM and she acted like she didn't even know I put that on her thumb, blah what a waist of $3.00. Good thing we didn't break the bank buying that remedy:)
We are working on a bid for a new garage and to have our bathroom completed. We just are lacking the time to get things done. It is a very frustrating feeling knowing you can do something but lack the time to get it done. Well for sanity we are going to have a contractor finish it. I just hope to have it done before the holidays.
Michael is working hard. He has been so awesome helping me with the kids lately because I'm working a lot more than usual. I hope that by Christmas things will slow down a little. My boss is out on maternity so that is the reason for all the extra shifts.
I was able to go pick apples and Mom, Jenna, Grandma Allen, and I spent hours canning. We made applesauce, apple juice, apple jelly, and apple pie filling. Then I came home and made pear honey (totally awesome goodness) and apple butter. It was my first attempt at the apple butter and I felt like the recipe was too sweet, but it's not horrible. I enjoy accomplishing a project like that.
I hope you feel updated as to what we have been up to. We just got family pics taken yesterday and I hope we get them back soon so we can get them out to all our loved ones:)


Derric lost a tooth

I love this smile! He is totally excited and shocked his Dad just pulled his tooth.
Here is his toothless smile. Not too big of a hole and it is already being filled with his permanent tooth!!


Just a small sampling of the canning I did this week. I picked pears from my neighbors tree. The fruit is really great, the only problem is most of them averaged in size a little bigger than a golf ball. So I canned pear chunks. It took me along time to get 30 jars. I hope my kids like them because they will not get to waist these!! Oh, and this is my first canning experience all on my own. I think a canning party is way more fun ;)


Ok, I didn't realize I couldn't flip the movie when I recored her. So next time I will recored the right way so you don't have to tilt your head to watch the movie. She was too cute so I just had to post it as is. And if there is a lot of motion I apologize, I was wrestling Jazlyn while filming.


I know I am blessed. My kids have said some of the funniest things lately and there is so much happiness in our home right now. I love the quote by Pres. Hinkley "Those who offend others is a fool, those who take offense is an even bigger fool." Well I chose not to be offended by others actions and words. What matters to me is my husband, kids, and family love me. More importantly my Savior knows me, he knows my heart, and he knows my intents in all things even if someone misinterprets those intentions. With that being said, I am so excited for Conference in a few weeks. I love to listen to those who are so inspired by our Heavenly Father. And I love the feel of the spirit in my home while we listen.
We started demolition/construction on our bathroom. I'm so excited for the chance we get to upgrade and I'm really excited for my parents to come help!! I will post pictures as things move along.
I love fall. This is my favorite time of year. The colors, the cool weather, the smell of good things baking, canning, and having time to be a little more crafty. Shanell, you can find the pattern for those dresses on the internet. They are SO easy. Just type in pillowcase dress pattern and you will get a whole bunch of good sites to help you out.


I posted a few things we did this summer. I apologize it has taken me this long to blog. I feel bad too because there is a lot I didn't get posted that we did this summer. I'm hoping to keep up on it a little better. It does help if someone nudges me along the way;) But I hope you enjoy a little of what we have been up to.

Derric's #6 birthday party

So I can't believe that my baby turned six! Derric has grown up so much this past year. He learned to tie his shoes, ride his bike without training wheels, and he just lost his first tooth. He started kindergarten in August and is so smart, though he will tell you that recess is his favorite part about school. He loves soccer, baseball, reading, playing the Wii (we don't own one, we have family good enough to share theirs), riding his bike, playing with his puppy, watching movies, and just pretending. Derric has an awesome imagination and it is fun to watch him when he is really into pretending. He helps me so much around the house and is an amazing big brother. We are so blessed to have him in our home!!!
My attempt at a TMNT birthday cake. I freehanded the face, but I felt it turned out cute. The birthday boy loved it so I was happy:)
All the TMNT kids. All the kids are in Derric's kindergarten class. They are a fun group!!!
Just another shot of the cake.
Cupscakes for Derric's class. It took me awhile to decide what to do that would be fun for boys and girls. I came up the the frog (who is trying to catch a fly) and the nutterbutter bug. Big hit !!
All the cupcakes for Derric's class.

My Princesses

Some pillowcase dresses I made for the girls. Not to bad for my first try.
I hope they don't mind being dressed the same. It's just too cute to me.


The most precious people in my life

trying to get pictures at Ross Park. When they are that cute it is hard for me to resist taking tons of pictures.

"Our Family Tree"

During a really bad storm the wind got to be to much for our poor tree. Derric calls this our "family tree" because it was the only leafy tree on our property. So now we don't have a family tree:(

Michael's #31

Our family pic on Michael's #31 birthday. Even though he had a hard time entering his 30's I think he is as handsome as ever. I am so thankful to be married to him. I hope he knows how wonderful he is. And I keep telling him your only as old as you feel. And as you can see from earlier post he is a kid at heart!

More summer Fun

Jazlyn has her dad wrapped around her finger
I just love this picture. She thinks she is so big. And she acts like it most of the time.

Our trip to the IF zoo
Look who had to try!!!!

More Summer Fun

We got a slip and slide this summer. Jazlyn got plenty wet enough just trying to drink the water as it sprayed.

ATV's in Wyoming
Derric after running a race. We are so proud of him. He is really a great runner. I just can't believe how fast he is growing up
Making memories at Father and Son's outing
We love to BBQ. Michael cooks and we all LOVE to eat it!!!
Getting ready for church. Mikylee ended up with a fro but she works it so nicely:)
Who doesn't enjoy a little ice cream?
My little princess

Eggs, Bunnies, and Baskets

Loaded up with goodies, Derric even won a full size cake.
I love this picture. On our way to a neighborhood Easter egg hunt.
Easter Bunny brought Derric a pair of cleats. He must have gotten them on a really really great deal :)
She enjoyed just picking up anything and everything so she could put it in her basket.
Easter egg coloring. Gotta love it

Mikylee's Birthday

Mikylee modeling her new princess dress up clothes that she got for her birthday.
We went swimming for her birthday. The Malcom's love the water.
Mikylee's princess strawberry goodness birthday cake! YUM