Friday, April 1, 2011

Going Private

Okay, everyone else is doing it!! Send me your email and I will add ya. I will be setting to private in the next week or so! Just feel like we can never be too careful!! You can post your email in a comment and I will not publish the comment...or my email address is:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sending Smiles

I saw this on a friend's blog...I just think it is awesome that people come together to help each other out! This woman (young mother of 5) just lost her husband. I cannot imagine what her life is like right now and am sure anything anyone can do to help will bless her family and those who help!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Christmas 2010

For the first time in SEVEN years we were able to have Christmas with my side of the family!!! It was long overdue! We had a great time, enjoyed the warmer weather too! My dad threw a super fun dinner at King's Fish House (YUMMY) and we really just were happy to hang out with family while we were there. We weren't able to stay as long as we liked but we were glad to be there for as long as we could!

Cousins on Christmas Eve...Ansley and Haden in the same pjs!!!
My three little ones in Christmas Eve pajamas.

Christmas morning fun! Ry and B had lots of fun opening presents and playing afterwards. They totally forgot about their stockings in all of the excitement!

Ty was sick for all of the trip...the kids and I got sick upon arriving home! ;(

Rock star B
All in all we had a wonderful Christmas! Thank you maga and papa!!! Love you guys so, so, so much!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Haden Ryker Cluff

Our third child has FINALLY arrived and completed our family!! Haden Ryker Cluff was born on Tuesday November 23 at 7:07 pm - just as the first big blizzard of the season was winding down!! We stayed Monday night in Logan, not knowing when the hospital would call me for my induction. We got to the hospital at about 12:30 pm, pitocin started around 2pm and after some serious 9 lb. 6 oz, 19.5" baby boy was out!! Tyson and my doctor delivered him, that was really cool!! My mom was able to be in the room with us too and that was wonderful to have her there. He is a mix of both Ry and B, with hair much like Riley's!

Very ready and excited to get labor going! I knew the baby was big, because he felt BIG, just didn't think he was quite so big!!
Mom kept everyone up to date for us!
Lots of contractions, time to push. One word - EPIDURAL - can honestly say I did not feel much pain at all for the whole thing!
Tyson A. Cluff, PA-C and proud father. He said it was a truly amazing experience! Thanks Dr. Blackett!! They did awesome!My mom manned the camera for us, since Ty was busy!! She got some great pictures!!
I was pretty emotional, knowing that this is the last time and all. I am so grateful that everything went as smoothly as it did and that Haden is strong and healthy! We are so very blessed!
Big brother holding baby brother

Uncle David was in town and came to visit. He played Airbender with the kids and they have grown very fond of him!!
Big sister holding baby brother Grandma - Ty's mom

Auntie Eileen came to visit too. (David's wife).

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Week

This past week was a little crazy for me. Under normal circumstances this week would have been no big thang! Since this pregnancy is kicking my was exhausting, but fun and worth it! First Tuesday Ry had his basketball practice and then he went to his school with me to help get ready for the Halloween Carnival Wednesday. That night Ty and B went shopping for the new front room tv...(yes the room is almost done!!!)
Then Wednesday was reading mom in Ry's class, my turn for Joy school, short rest, get kids in costumes and head to the Elementary school for dinner and the carnival. Ty met us there, we all had a really good time! I ran the game in Ry's class the last half hour and Ty and the kids just hung out with me and Ry's teacher in there.
Thursday we had a parade at Ry's school and then the other room mom and I threw a class party in Ry's class. The kids were so WiReD and CrAzY!!! Brie crashed and took a three hour nap when we got home...I should have. Ty and Ry wanted to go to the football game in Pocatello, B was gonna be up all night anyway, so we went. Malad's team killed the other team! It was pretty fun!!!
Friday, the kids and I slept in and I had a yucky day. That night we went to Ty's family party and that was fun. The cousins always enjoy each other. We stayed way too late!
Saturday, Ry had his basketball game at 9 am. Ty and B stayed home, they were starting to get sick. Then at 3:30 we had trunk or treat, then off to trick or treat at friends homes.
Sunday, B had a fever, Ty still not feeling good, I am DEAD TIRED. So we just chilled and finally carved pumpkins. BUSY, busy week!

Ready for Joy School to start
Off to the Carnival

Pretty snow white for Ry's class party
Ry and his Iron Man 2 pal Riggin, parade
Buds together again, class party
Finally got around to pumpkins, I helped B and Ty helped Ry, though he did quite a bit of it himself! They cried when I put them outside...Ry thinks they will get stolen!
Ready for trunk or treat
His Iron Man 2 costume did NOT hold up very well, so he decided he wanted to be a vampire! So Ty did his makeup and sprayed his hair black...which Ry loved because his hair was finally dark like daddy's!
My precious, sparkly faced little lady bug!
Aubry and her Joy School pals...cutest little girls EVER!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Soccer Season

If there is an organized sport, Riley wants in! He just loves to be busy and have an activity to go to! More than anything else...he LOVES the trophy at the end!! (My funny little guy!!) Soccer season is short here, they try to squeeze it all in before it gets too cold and/or snowy! The weather cooperated this year and was actually too warm for my taste most days!! Nevertheless, Riley had fun, he scored a goal or two the majority of the games, though he is NOT the fastest out there! He has slowed down some with all of the growth spurts he has gone through!! At the last game he asked me, what sport is next mom? Thankfully basketball starts in just a week or two...we haven't told him about wrestling. It is a big deal out here...Ty and I just aren't too into it! Hopefully we can keep the secret!

Warming up, no clue what the arms are about!
He was really good at throwing the ball in to his teammates, they usually scored off of his kick/throw ins!
Okay, so his head is not in this shot, but this was one of his goal kicks. No clue why he was jumping off of the ground right then?!?!?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pretty, Pretty Ballerina

Brie started dance a couple weeks ago and L-O-V-E-S it!! I love that she loves it! She looks so stinkin' cute in her dance outfits I can hardly stand it!! Everyday she asks if it is dancing day! Too bad it is only one day a week. She is learning ballet, tap and tumbling!

Friday, September 3, 2010

First Grade

I seriously cannot believe that my little man is already in first grade! He is so big and grown up! He missed the first week of school due to Hawaii, we did his school work on vacation! We had been preparing Riley by talking a lot about how early he had to wake up and how long he would be at school...8 am to 3:20 pm. All he heard was 3 recesses!!! Sunday night Ty gave him a haircut and then a wonderful Father's Blessing! I am so very grateful to have the Priesthood in my home! Riley woke up Monday morning without a fight and we commenced getting ready. We had breakfast together (he and I were the only ones awake) and we chatted. He hugged me three different times and told me how much he was going to miss me! He kept saying, "Mom, I am going to be gone ALL day...that is so long is going to be dark when I get home!" The kid is so funny!

Looking handsome as ever!
Goofy may not be able to tell, but he is more like size of a 9 or 10 year old! Kid is tall, he wears size 10 jeans and 4.5 Y shoes. Size 6 will be MEN'S shoes....crazy!!!
His super cool How to Train Your Dragon backpack. He really loves that movie!
So, I walked him to his class to make sure he got there and got settled. When I picked him up, he gave me a hug and proudly reported "no time outs" to me! (He is a bit of a talker...wonder where he gets that from!!!) He proceeded to tell me that tomorrow I do not need to walk him to his class, he is too big for that! He also mentioned not wanting me to come to school for lunch saying, "mom, that's okay, I am a big boy and I have lots of friends!" He is breaking my heart!!! When did my baby boy become so independent and grown up?
Motherhood milestone for me: I MISS HIM WHEN HE IS AT SCHOOL! It is a long day, but he has all day Friday to drive me crazy!!
Glad he is loving school and all seems to be going well so far!

Hawaiian Fun

Jackman Maui trip 2010
We had a great time in Maui with some of our Jackman family. Tyson was only in pain for the first 2 days of vacation, due to his kidney stone surgery. After that he was good! We flew over on a Friday and it was a long day of travel with lots of kids! We all stopped at Da Kitchen for supper! YUMMY! We love that place. When we got to our rooms, we CRASHED!!! Saturday was unpacking and organizing then to the pool. Sunday we went to church with Maga, Papa, Amber, Steph, Jasper and Ansley. Then the we went on a drive, road to Hana. (Not Maga and Papa). It was beautiful, only a little barf! Then we stopped at the seven pools of O'Hea and swam in waterfall stuff. LONG day, we got back after 8pm! The rest of the week we swam in the pool, shopped and ate yummy food! Riley and Brie LOVED being with their cousins and they all played wonderfully together! Dad, Ty and Rick golfed one day...the WHOLE day! Crazy guys played two rounds! They had a blast! We had a girls lunch at Mama's Fish amazingly delicious and I got to chill with my mom-bonus!!! All in all, we had a great time!
Thanks Maga and Papa!!!!

Kiddos after a long day of travel, being good while the men got the luggage
One of the falls on the road to Hana

Family Picture

Ber, Jasper, Ansley and Steph

When driving in the rain forest, watch for falling fruit!!

The Pools of O'Hea. They were a little chilly, but still cool. Ty, Ry, Steph and Jasper ventured to some of the other pools. B and I stayed at this one. Ber fed the baby!
The rocks hurt her feet, so she chilled with me on a bigger rock

Riley lovin' it!
Pool time with Papa

Way back from the water slide?