Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Jared & Emmy...and me

Jared won the Emmy Award for Interactivity. It was a very fun night at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center! Yummy food, entertaining people...and of course, Emmy herself. Jill and Michelle did my hair and make-up for the event so I felt special, too! Ha! Here is a link to the show. Jared is at 1:37.

Random Regan

How cute are these shoes on my little Rooster?

Getting ready to go to the Jazz Game in Memphis!

Thinks she owns Scotlyn's sock monkey!

One of the first times I put her hair in pigtails...

More Randomness

The girls ran in a Kids Run in October in Murfreesboro. Jared ran the Half Marathon but I don't think I got any pics of him! Boo!

Scotlyn got a ribbon in the Wilson County Fair for her artwork! Way to go Scotty!
Bryn on her 12th Birthday!
Getting her ears pierced....

Random August

This waitress looked and sounded like Miley Cyrus! I told her so and asked if I could take her picture. I know, I'm a nerd (although she said she gets that all the time).

Jared surprised the girls when Jennette McCurdy (Sam from "iCarly") came to the station for "Talk of the Town". I guess the green screen is the place to take pictures (remember Billy Tae Bo?) ha! She is Mormon and we thought she would say so by having the girls wear BYU stuff but she didn't. She said she has some friends that are going there.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


This summer has been crazy for Jared and I. While trying to keep normalcy for the girls through summer activities we have been faced with life-changing decisions and now that it's all said and done we have seen that Heavenly Father's hand has been guiding us all along. In May, a recruiter for a station group contacted Jared for a position available in Pittsburgh. It was an enticing opportunity and we entertained the idea all summer. However, after he flew there for the interview we concluded it wasn't the move for us. We are so grateful that we have the influence of the Holy Ghost in our lives that helps us and whispers to us as we try to make decisions--even deciding upon two good things. I guess the Lord works in mysterious ways because the same day Jared told Pittsburgh we were not moving there, he was called to serve here as Second Counselor in the Bishopric. We were completely stunned by this turn of events but excited about the potential for growth that will come with it (Jared began to think Pittsburgh didn't sound too bad afterall ;) Traditionally, fathers ordain their sons to the office of High Priest so this past weekend Jared's mom and dad came to Nashville so his dad could ordain him. It was a very special day and the Spirit was so strong in that room. I'm especially grateful that Regan stayed asleep the whole time so I could listen to all of it...just one of the MANY tender mercies that Heavenly Father has given to us.


Coco's first day of Kindergarten--August 3, 2010.

Bryn's first day of 7th Grade, Scotlyn's first day of 3rd Grade--August 2, 2010

Angel Scotlyn

While cleaning the craft table this wanted poster was found. Scotlyn sure has an imagination. I especially like the drawing where she has arrows pointing to different evidence on her person as to why she is an angel.

I Worked It...

Bad picture--Shellie kept moving but she posed for me in between segments.

Billy helping one of the producers with a move behind the scenes.

Shellie, me and Billy. I had to change the coloring because we were in front of the green screen and it looked really weird.
One of the perks of having my husband working at a television station is that famous people visit the station and he gets to meet them and then brag to me. This time, he let me have the opportunity to meet a celebrity because he knows I have dates with this man at least 4 times a week ;) I was fortunate to meet Billy Blanks and his daughter, Shellie. Both are VERY kind, generous and down to earth!! I was able to stay in the studio, after getting Billy's autograph and talking with them, to watch the segment they were on--"Talk of the Town" (kind of like "Good Things Utah"). You can watch it here: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newschannel5.com%2FGlobal%2Fstory.asp%3FS%3D12846563&h=3bbf3 . It was such a fun (and embarrassing) ordeal that I was ear to ear smiles and beet-red. I could have been cooler but I regrettably looked like a goofball. I think Billy and Shelly were laughing under their breath. UGH!

Lazy Summer Days

This summer the girls spent all summer going to the free movies, reading for the library summer reading program and swimming at several friends' pools. It was pretty lazy.

EEEEEK!!! Eclipse Eve

Once again, my buddies and I went to the midnight showing of Eclipse in June! We had a party at the Allred's before and then caravanned over to the theater. Good times are always had at these things.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


So, I was just cleaning up my bonus room and blasted my playlist from this here blog and WOW! One of the songs I put on here about 2 years ago now was somebody saying a bunch of potty-mouth profanities! Sorry, if that came on whilst you were visiting my little space here in cyberworld. I apologize profusely. I had no idea. I guess the person who originally posted that song to playlist.com changed it. If you notice that happening with another song of mine--PLEASE let me know so I can remove it! Thanks!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

False Advertising

THIRTEEN years ago, this man promised the following:

He would make me happy.

He would provide for me.

He would be a dad.

He would love me.

And I BOUGHT IT!!! Thirteen years later I say that was FALSE ADVERTISING because this is what I really got:

He makes me laugh so hard I cry...everyday...seriously.

He makes a great living and all my needs are provided for and then some.

He is an EXCELLENT daddy to his four little girls, equipped with humor, discipline, and love.

He not only tells me he loves me but shows me by his obedience to the Lord and makes me want to be a better wife and mother.

His payment for these things was for me to "stand there and look pretty."

Guess he got the short end of the stick and I got a steal! I am a bargain shopper afterall! Happy Anniversay, Jared! I love and adore you!

Monday, May 31, 2010

The Newest Hero

This is on the wall but it wouldn't let me put it in the post with the others for some strange reason so here she is by herself--my Rogue Regan! She has a killer toothless smile (not anymore--need to change that), a sweet heart, twinkle toes and her super-power is her hidden explosives she stores in her diaper-region.
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3 Months and Counting. . .

Wowzers! Zoinks! Was it really February the last time I put anything on this here blog? Well, here are some updates--not all because I couldn't even remember to take my camera places. Where is my head? I act like I'm a busy mom and wife or something...


Oh yeah--I finally got something put on that stairway wall that I've been trying to do for 3 years! I could never figure out what to do so I finally just brought these babies over from the dining room and ta-da! It works. . .I think. Does it? Again, suggestions are welcome!
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Our Story Problem

I finally finished a project that I had been working on for over a year. It was all in my head but like I said--it's been busy, excuses, etc. I really like how it turned out but I know it could use some improvements. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! It's a chalkboard so it's easily changed! Let me know what you think!
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I Have To Move On

This past month has been crazy busy. Bryn was in a Michael Jackson Choir Concert and there were parties and picnics and field-days oh my! Coco will be starting school in August and I'll be at home with just one little girl again. I'm gonna miss these days with my Coco. She and I had a lot of fun for a few years when the girls were at school. Now, it's time for her to move on. I guess it's time for Scotlyn, too. Look at what she wrote to her teachers! Cracks me up!

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Coco is the Big 0-5!

When Jared turned 5 years-old his dad took him on a train ride. So, Jared wanted to continue that tradition with his own children. Bryn went on Trax when she turned 5 and both Scotlyn and Coco have now been on the Music City Star for their rides. Coco loved it so much she wanted to have a time machine so she could experience it all over again!
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Nashville Tennessee Flood 2010

The week after the marathon (which was cut short because of weather) this crisis emerged here in our beautiful Nashville. Again hope, hard work, and perserverance...

Kids Marathon

The girls ran in the kids marathon the day before Jared and Lee ran the marathon. They put in hours of running and sweating, crying and huffing and puffing! They made it through the finish line and got their medals. Good job, girls! Perserverance wins the race!
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