Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Family Pics 2010

I'll post more later!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Where did summer go..........

I must say this has been one of the best summer's of my life!!! I love the place that we are at with our family, my career and our lives!! We have been soaking up every moment of summer, hence me not blogging sinc May!!

Miss Utah 2010- The most successful year for me as a coach and UVU! Above Christina Lowe current Miss Utah on the night she won her talent preliminary. Watch for her at Miss America, she will be amazing!
Miss UVU 2010 Valerie Moon, and basically my little sister. She won evening wear in this amazing gown we found in Las Vegas in March and then also won Talent, with the piece I choreographed for her. It was a highlight in my pageant coaching career! I love her and can't wait to cheer her on in Hoopeston, IL for the Sweethearts pageant!

My sweet Grandma Tooke passed away this summer. Unexpectedly but it was so nice to celebrate her life and see my Tooke extended cousins!

Oakley Rodeo!! My good friend Heather sang the National Anthem and invited us to join. It was so fun and I am now her unofficial agent and will be booking her for singing engagments in the future.

Thanks to a persuasive husband, a new pair of running shoes and our good friends running with us... I ran my first 5k! I know not that big of a deal but I loved it!

My Spirit Squad being interviewed by Big Budha at the Freedom Festival parade.

Happy 4th of July! Stella loved all the festivities!

Off to Las Vegas with the family. This is the only pic I got. I was by myself because Brock had to work so I wasn't on the ball with picture taking. Cousin Taylor and Stella relaxing after a long day of shopping.

NCA/NDA Camp 2010

Las Vegas again, yes a week later! But we flew.....

Our mascots did amazing!!

Overall our Dance Team won 1st place Team Dance in our division, 2nd place Game day routine against all divisions and won a Gold paid bid to Nationals. Cheer won the at large bid to Nationals and the Mascots won Best All Around and a Gold bid to Nationals.

I threw a surprise party for Brock the day of his birthday July 31st at our neighborhood park. Many friends and families traveled to come surprise Brock. It was so much fun but hectic trying to get him out of the house. So I rented him a Harley for the weekend, he was in heaven!!
Happy Birthday Brock!

Birthday Boys

Our good friends Nikki, Casey and Cali!

The Harley

Oh and we got a boat, let's just say Brock has had the weekend of his life! He deserves it!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Birthday update!

We had a wonderful party-food, family and cake! My neighbor made this cake, it was to die for!!!! She even made a little one for Stella to dive into. Of course the theme was pink and princesses! It definatley was more for brock and I than her, but we know she loved it! We then headed off the next day to Disneyland for a week so pictures will be up soon. I am now getting ready to leave for Dancing With The Stars first thing tom. morning!! Watch ABC 4 @ 7pm Tuesday May 18th for UVU Ballroom team and some of the finest Audience members around!
More to come~

Friday, April 30, 2010

Today you are 1!!!

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to...........

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Here are a few things that Stella is into these days. I am mostly doing this for my own needs so that I can remember what she was like at her 1 year old.
- She loves to laugh, she laughs at funny things on tv or when anyone makes a funny face. It's hillarious!
-She doesn't like to be left alone, when one of us walks out of the room she screams. But then finds herself happy as a clam moments later.
-She is a momma's girl, she can say mom!
-Her best friend is Chesney, they can play all day if I'd let them.
-She is very calm and takes in everything around her.
-I can let her sit on a blanket outside and she won't move from the blanket because she hates the feel of the grass.
-She gets so excited she shakes and clinches her teeth, probably the cutest thing ever.
-She can stand assisted and army crawls with the best of them.
Happy Birthday Stella!!!
Love you~

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

1 year old already.......

Here's a little preview of Stella's 1 year old pictures. Can't wait to see them all!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Grateful for my girl....

I will be the first one to admit that I thought I was unfit to have children in this world!! I didn't have much experience when I was growing up with infants and I was always just trying to adjust to the new family environments I was put in, so little time went into dreaming about becoming a mother. I never had a "real" sister, yes many step sisters (6 to be exact) some of them were and are still great! But I never really had that sisterly bond or opportunity to have a relationship like that with family. I guess that is why I was always involved with some type of "girl" organization, dance, cheer, pageants and many great "girl" friendships. So when I found out I was having a girl I was shocked and scared, didn't think I would connect with her or know how to have a relationship with her. Boy was I wrong!!!!
I was sent Stella for many reasons and I am loving finding out new reasons all the time. Tonight was one of them. I always wanted those famous- boys go out to priesthood and girls get to have dinner, girl talks go shopping nights during conference while growing up. Well after hearing today's conference talk on the importance of Mother and Daughter relationships I thought "What am I waiting for!" So Stella and I had a girl's night out! So fun and of course not a lot was involved but all I can say is how grateful I am for my little girl. I look forward to more fun mom/daughter events. Tonight was one of those nights that you stand back and think.... "Oh that's why Heavenly Father did that." I love this time of year, love conference and love my Stella!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Florida here we come!!

We leave for Florida, Daytona Beach to be exact in a week and a half! First time for Stella to ride an airplane, first time traveling with a baby and not to mention overseeing 5o college students in a party town! Wish us luck! As you can see Stella can't wait to wear her new swim suit!

Friday, March 5, 2010

January, February and a little bit of March!

We decided to get out of the cold and take a quick trip to St. George, just the 3 us! It was a lot of fun!
We have added 2 new baby girls to my side of the family, Taylor Ann Tooke (on the left) born Dec. 31st and Brielle Ann Tooke born Feb. 15th. Stella can't wait for her cousins to get bigger so they can play with her!!
Silly Stella, she is just waking up here! Her head of hair is ridiculous and she now has 6 teeth!

Last but not least, it was my Mom's birthday on March 2nd! Happy Birthday! Love ya~!

Friday, February 12, 2010

9 months old!

I took Stella to her 9 month dr. appt and they had to prick her foot, she just looked at the nurse like what are you doing and didn't make a peep.....hilarious! She pulled the blue bandage off within minutes. She is doing well 19.5 lbs and 29 inches. Time for a new car seat the dr. said. She is a little girl now and we are loving every minute of it!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday! Ours was filled with many family parties, dinners and spending time together. Here's a little of what we did!
Our first Christmas tree in our first house... exciting! Not to mention my first attempt at Black Friday, got the tree at Tai Pan for a steal!
Stellas first Santa experience, didn't cry at all. (She probably knew it was her uncle)

Brock and Stella on Temple Square to see the lights

UVDT Christmas Breakfast. I had it at my house and loved it, I think this will be one of our new traditions!

Stella's 2nd Santa expereince and same thing, loved it!

Stella first Christmas present of the year was a soft cabbage patch doll. I think I was more excited about it then she was!