Thursday, December 25, 2008


We went bowling while we were in Oklahoma. Here a few of the really cute pictures that I took.


We went to the movie “The Tale of Despereaux”. It was a really cute video and we all had to laugh at Jeffery and this big popcorn that was as big as him. He also ate almost the entire thing by himself.


While George, Chase and I were driving to Oklahoma we came across this sign, I had to take a picture. You see with my family we have a long joking that a cabin in Indian Canyon is for my brother Jacob and also in Duchsne there is a sign that say "Karren's Corner" as you can guess this for me, and know there is "Georgetown" named after George.

This is just a really pretty picture that I had taken out of Grand Junction on our way home. I should have taken alot more pictures on our trip to Oklahoma, therefore I promise that on my way home I will have alot more to show.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

From our family to yours

From our family to yours we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!! That we all remember what Christmas represents. I think that we all get all stressed out and tend to forget what we are really celebrating. I hope that everyone enjoys their time with all their loved ones. I know that my George, Chase and I are really enjoying our time with Jaron, Melia, Jeffery and Brigham. I would like to say a special thank you to them to tell for giving us such a great visit and also for showing so much of Oklahoma. We really enjoyed our time with you and your family and feel the great spirit of your home.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The grinch

Yup that's me this year! I have the hardest time getting into the holiday season, I have tried to listen to Christmas music and get nothing maybe if I would have put up some Christmas decorations. Then I go and look at others blogs and read such great stories of people giving and sharing the story of Christ's birth and get all warm and fuzzy. I just looked at a blog and read a story about her and her family delivering goodies to the neighbors and family and friends, they had delivered to a neighbor and got a great response of gratitude that would have never been expected. That just shows that so many people love to know that they are even just being thinked of. I wanted to just say I hope that everyone can find at least someone to make their holiday just alittle bit sweeter, even if they just drop of some homemade cookies. I know that I will be doing what I can to make someone feel loved this holiday.

I am so thankful for this holiday season and what it represents. I think that we sometimes really forget what this time year really means or what we are celebrating. I hope that everyone has a great holiday and remembers to think of Jesus Christ on his birthday. I always to try to just happy birthday on that day, such a alittle reminder of what I am really celebrating.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Chase, Chase, Chase.....

What more can or do I have to say.... These are just a few of the pictures that I have captured of Chase. He is obessed with Coca Cola that is where his truck comes in. Then him and George are into playing this game "wow" aka War of Warcraft. Last but least Chasing playing on a family friends stilts (which by the way he ran into the ceiling fan and fell down, Yeah it was funny.) As much as he can drive me crazy he sure does make life fun.

The final Goodbye!

Saturday December 13th was the final goodbye to Grandma Allred. It was a bitter sweet funeral really hard to let her go but know that she is in a better place and pain free. Oh how we will miss her laugh, her cookies, lemon pudding, most of all the love that she shared with all of us. She was such a great role model to me. I know that we will see her again and she is all of our guardian angel.


Yes it's really late. I just wanted to post the only 3 pictures that I took at the family Thanksgiving dinner. I carry my camera everywhere and you would think that I would have alot more pictures, I will defintly try to work on that. I also promised my Uncle Doug that I would post the picture of him on "the blog". It was so great to see everyone and visit with everyone. I hope everyone has a great holiday.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Marie

I would like to wish a great friend of mine a Happy Birthday. Sadly i don't have any pictures of us together and not very many of her. She like me HATES to get her picture taken. I hope that she has a great day and I will be thinking about her all day. I miss hanging out and shopping with her. I want to thank her for all the love and support she has given me over the last 6 years.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

We will miss you

George's grandma Allred past away on December 6, 2008. We will miss her so much, she was a great example to all of us. I am so grateful that I have had the privilege to know grandma. I know that grandma is in a much better place and pain free she is all of the family angel and watching over us.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Where does the time go?

I can NOT believe that it is December 2nd. Where does the time fly? I was thinking about this yesterday as I came to the conclusion that I will have worked for my boss for a full year already in just 29 days. It seems like just I just found yesterday that I didn't know if i would have a job at the end of the year. I am so thankful to know that I have so much, that some people don't have. I hope that everyone is ready for the holidays and has all their Christmas shopping done... I know I don't.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving Day. I am so grateful for this day to remind me what I am thankful for... I love and am so thankful for my husband and all that he does for me, my family and love and support that they give us, and my friends, I don't know what I would do with out them they have helped me through so much. The list goes on and on. I hope that everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Kenna

I wanted to wish my cousin Kenna a happy birthday. I hope that she has a good day. Can't wait to see her at the big Thanksgiving dinner next saturday.

The count down is on...

Okay you Twilight fans... The big count down has started. The big movie comes out at midnight tonight. I am however one that is waiting until tomorrow to go and see so no one please ruin the fun for the rest of us that are or have to wait.

I also wanted to let everyone know that I am not dropping the ball on my blog, I haven't given up on it either. We just don't have anything going on. We are just working and then going and helping George's parents get the remodel on the house done. I will take picutes of the house when it is done.

I hope that eveyone had a great Halloween. I can't believe that in just one week it is Thanksgiving. Crazy!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy birthday

I would like to wish my cousin a very happy birthday. I hope that she has a great day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALORI!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Belated Birthday!

I know that it is a few days late. I just thought i would post a couple of funny pictures of Chase and wish him a happy birthday.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Carol....aka Hottie

I am sitting here watching my amazing friend, and can't help but think of all the things that she is so good at. Here it is the night before Halloween and she just finished sewing her daughter Halloween costume, starting to work on another and then will finish her's. I am just so thankful of the great friend and person she really is. She does so much for everyone else and so little for herself. I hope that she really knows how much I appreciate her and all she does, any time I am out to Orem area she always makes time for me. I could go on and on, but I think I will end this.

One day down.... One more to go!

Okay I have made it through the first day of my insurance class, I made it. I have learned so much so far..... first of all I really am not stupid, second I really do know what I studied and third I really can take the test and will pass. I do have to say I came home with a headache due to all the cramming, but totally worth it. I really can't wait to go back tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

6 Month's

Okay first of all i am NOT pregnant. I just went and had my teeth cleaned at the dentist and I am cavity free!!! I just hope that again in another 6 months that i am cavity free again. I know that isn't much to share, but what can I say George and I are pretty boring people. I should have more updates this weekend, when I get back from taking the class.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Okay so lets get an update on George and I . First of all we are still pretty boring people, all we do is work and then come home and just hang out with each other. George is still enjoying his job and isn't working nearly as much as he use to, he is home just about every night around 5:30 to 6. I am still working at Farmers Insurance, I am going to be going out to the SLC area the end of this month so that I can take a class to hopefully pass the insurance test, so that I can get my insurance license. Tater and Cuddles is doing so much better now that we don't Missy to scare them.

Finally.... I am done.

Finally....... I am done with the Twilight series! I actually enjoyed them so much that I have decided to start them again. I can't wait for the movie to come out, I just hope that they don't just do one movie but make all the books out into movies. I was talking with the girl that does my nails and she was telling about another book that Stephanie Meyer is writing another book. It is called "Midnight Sun", you can read the first chapter on Stephanie's website. I sure enjoyed it and can't wait till comes out. I will hopefully have thing to put on the blog. I am sorry it has been so boring as we haven't had anything really going on.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I DID it....

I was able to put my book down for some time tonight so that I could update my blog finally... I am sorry to anyone who does follow this blog and haven't been able to see what is going on with us.

I wanted to change the subject alittle about this series that I am reading... I hope that anyone who is or has read this series will leave me some comments. I basically just wanted to say I think anyone wants to read a great new and updated "Romeo and Julet" story should read this series. I wasn't sure about reading the book just because for any of you that know me know that I DO NOT READ, but since I am spending 1/2 in the doctors office getting my allergy shot I thought why not read the book...... Needless to say I can't put the darn book down I am almost done with the second book.

Family at Kenna's wedding

Here are some fun pictures that I took at Kenna's wedding. I love being able to catch moments like the ones that I was able to catch. Hope that enjoy the pictures.....

Congrats Kenna and Adam

Congrats Kenna and Adam. I had so much fun spending time with all of the family and finding out what everyone was up to know days. I was thinking that I can't believe Kenna is old enough to get married.. I feel so old. I took alot of pictures but just choose some of my favorite ones. I will upload them to my facebook.

We miss you Missy Mutt

We will miss you Missy Mutt.. But know that you have found a better home. We hope that you have fun playing with your new friend Rupper. Here is a cute video of her playing during the last few days that you were with us.

Anything to play fetch!!

What this dog will do to play fetch, let's just say that we have moved the balls on top of the fridge. You can see why?

Monday, October 6, 2008


I wanted to apologize for NOT updating my blog. I had started reading (yes people I said reading) and haven't been able to put the book down. I have some pictures that I want to put up of my cousin's wedding that I went to and also of Missy....

Sad news we have decided to give Missy a new home. Our home is not big enough to have her and she just tries to play with the other two and that doesn't work out at all. The new home is a friend of ours and he has a male basset hound that she can play with. I promise that I will put my book down enough to post some pictures.

I am addicted to the Twilight series, I finished the first book and started the second which is tittles New Moon. I had picked up the first book to pass the time while I am sitting in the doctor's office and physical therapy. I would recommend the series if you have time to just sit and read. Again I will put my book down and put the pictures up tonight.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I just wanted to welcome my sister from Texas to the blog world.. I am really excited to see all of the fun things that her and her family doing.

Monday, September 29, 2008


I have finally put a couple of recipes on to the recipe blog........ I have so many that I have tried and so many that I have found and want to try and so I will slowly but surely get them added.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Blog..

I have started a new blog of recipes. I started this blog just because I have so many cookbooks and it seems like I am still looking for something to cook, therefore these are some recipes that I have tried and we seem to like. I hope that you can benefit from this as well. I am always looking for new things to try and cook as well.. If you have any recipes that you would like and would like share please pass them on....

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...... I hope that you have a great day! I love you so much. Thank you for making me laugh for 9 years!

Monday, September 22, 2008


I just wanted to wish my wonderful in-laws a very Happy Anniversary! I hope that you have a great day.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What a weekend...

What a long weekend... We went over to Lapoint and helped mom and dad around their house and also grandpa and grandma Allred's house.. I helped mom can some peach jam, and then we went over and helped and spent some time with grandma and grandpa at the Care Center. Meanwhile George, dad and Chase got a new porch built and put on at grandma and grandpa's house... It looks so good.

Grandma is doing okay she still has good and bad days.. She loves to have visitors and so we try and stop by as much as we can.

Grandpa is doing okay as well he also has good and bad days.. He really enjoys company and you can always find grandpa at grandma's side. He is telling us all kinds of stories when we visit it is so much fun to listen to them.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Where were you??

I can't believe that is has been 7 years since 9-11. I was thinking alot today as I do every September 11 of the terrifying day. I was at home getting ready for work when I got the phone call.... George was already at work. He called me and said that I had to turn the tv on right now. I went into the front room and every channel had the twin towers on with a plane sticking out of the side and people running everywhere, and then...... the second plane hit into the other one... my heart dropped. I was glued to the tv. I then finished getting dress and dreaded going to work, I worked at Smith's in the Service Booth that had a tv and we turned it on and everyone gathered and watched as the towers fell. All I could do was think of all the families that just lost their loved ones... I again am reminded of everything that I have and am so thankful for everything... I love my family very much and am thankful that I didn't have any family in any of or around the planes, everyone was safe.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


It was grandpa's 83 birthday today. The family got together and had some ice cream along with mom great cake (made from scratch, the best cake I have ever had) It so nice to spend the evening with grandma and grandpa. We love you and hope you had a great day!!!

I love this photo.. You can see the love that Grandma and Grandpa have for each other. They also just celebrated their 62nd anniversary.. I am honored that we were married the same day as their anniversary.


A co-worker of George's found this Basset Hound walking along the highway and so George and I decided to give it a home. (hopefully a permament home). We are calling her Missy, she and the other two dogs are still trying to get use to each other. She is really cute!!!