Sunday, March 29, 2009

Williamson Family Pictures

These were taken back in December when all of the Williamson family was in town. That's right! All 8 brothers and sisters with their spouses and children! This photo shoot took a lot of time and patience, but the pictures turned out great. Enjoy!


All the cousins

Our cute family

Mommy and Tyler

Daddy and Josh

Sweet Tyler

The whole crew again

American Gothic.....or as close as we could get!

Me and Todd!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Birthday Night

For my birthday, Todd thought it would be cool to have a bonfire in the desert. Sounded fun to me! We invited my best friend Amanda and Todd's friend Ryan to join us. Amanda and I share the same birthday, so this was a celebration for the both of us! We made tin foil dinners and peach cobbler. Well, we weren't there for even 20 minutes when our car battery died. We had been using the headlights to light the table we were preparing the food on. Luckily, Amanda's dad works for DPS and he called someone to help us out. Almost an hour later an officer shows up and jumps the car. He then goes on to lecture us a little about being out there by ourselves and how dangerous it was blah, blah, blah. Anyway, he decided to stick around while we packed up. We were leaving anyway...not because he scared us off or anything! lol! We had the peach cobbler when we got back to the house. It was pretty yummy! I didn't end up getting to bed until around 2:30! I'm too old for this.......

Amanda and I cutting the veggies

Our lifesaver for the evening

Amanda and Ryan


Lovely, just lovely... :)

Me and my BFF!

Aren't we cute??!!

This was the most fun birthday I've had in a long time. Can't wait 'till next year!

The Birthday Fun Continues

Friday morning I met Shelley and Amy at my mother in laws house for a recipe exchange. We had a ton of fun visiting and drooling over the yummy recipes we wish were made right then and there! Oh yeah....and we drooled over some cute babies too!!

This is Shelley's sweet girl Ellery. We are glad she's home and doing well. This little girl is always smiling! And the rare times she's not, she has the softest, sweetest little cry. Too cute!!!

This is Amy's cutie pie Liberty! She was also a very happy baby that day. As you can see, she had on the cutest bow that Amy made! It matched her little outfit perfectly! Her and Ellery had a fun time playing with eachother. Oh...She's 5 months old and is already sitting up! Watch out mommy....she'll be walking in no time!

Here are the books we made. Amy brought her scrapbooking supplies for us to use. This book is Amy's of course! She was so creative and did a great job!

Here is Shelley's. Also very creative.

This one is mine. I'm not a creative person really, but I thought it turned out pretty cute!

And here's Lynda's book in progress. I wasn't able to stay to get the finished product, but can't you tell it's going to look great?!

Happy Birthday to Me!

So....I'm a little late posting this. My birthday was on the 13th! I turned the big 2-6! Yeah, I know...not a huge milestone, but getting closer! Anyway, I woke up that morning and Todd told me to go look on the porch because there was something for me. Hmmm....I wonder what it was....My first thought was that he bought me a bench for the porch but when i went out there I didn't see anything. It took me a couple minutes and then I saw this:

I thought, "Oh, how sweet! I have the best husband!" And then I saw this:

"Awww! He's even sweeter!" Then this:

"So THIS is why he was working late tonight...., He's the best!"

I went inside and told him Thank You and that he was very sweet. He looked at me and said he didnt' know what I was talking about. He didn't do it......What? Then who did? I had no idea! I went outside again and read every single thing written on the hearts. It definitely wasn't something a guy would do after all right? I had my suspicions as to who would've loved me enough to heart attack my front yard. They were later proved correct! I was talking to my great friend Emily on the phone and she confirmed that it was her and several more of my great friends from the ward! Todd only knew about it because they knocked on the door at 12:15 am when they were done! lol! He was awake watching TV with the windows open, so they had to be very quiet. He's surprised he didn't hear them. Anyway, it made my day! Thank you so much!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Fun in the California Sun!

Last week I went to California to visit my sister. My Mom, Dad and sister Meagan came too. Here are a lot of pictures for you to enjoy!

Brothers being brothers

Tyler and Lorelei

Me, Shea, and Meagan

Cutie Pie Sadie


Josh playing Peek-a-Boo

Lorelei, Blair and Tyler

Paw Paw pushing Tyler and Blair on the swings

Meagan and Blair

Mom, Noah, and Shea

Noah and Shea

It's a HOE DOWN!!!!!

Wow. So someone forgot to tell me that farming is hard work. I feel somewhat deceived by seemingly harmless children's songs like "The Farmer in the Dell". They make farming sound like fun! I'll let you in on a little secret that Mother Goose apparently plotted to keep from us: there is no 'hi-ho the derry-o'. There are, however, plenty of WEEDS on the farm - as in "E-I-E-I-OH MY goodness, look at all them weeds!"

So we went down to the Williamson Plantation on Saturday to see how things were doing. Other than the aforementioned weeds, it appeared that everything we planted has started to grow!!! Check out the pics below.

Cucumber and Green Onions

Corn and Butternut Squash (yum!)

Canteloupe, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Watermelon.

We also planted tomatoes, red onions, and yellow onions.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Williamson Plantation

There is a family here in Maricopa that owns a farm and they have been so generous as to open up a portion of their farmland to those who would like to plant their own mini-farm! This was such a great opportunity, so we signed right up and convinced the Williamson extended family to co-op with us. We are so excited - this should be fun, potentially hard work, and rewarding.

Last Saturday, we went down to the plantation to plant the seeds - we planted tomatoes, red onions, yellow onions, summer squash, butternut squash, zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, and green onions. There is also a section being planted for community corn as well.
Grandma Williamson, Uncle Jeff, and Aunt Amy were there for support since Todd was out camping with the scouts.

Tyler and Grandma Williamson planting some seeds.

Aunt Amy cultivates the soil. Liberty hangs on for the ride.

Uncle Jeff strikes a classic farming pose.

Check back often for regular updates from the Williamson Plantation.