Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Too cute!

I just had to share the cutest picture of the two youngest Buck grandchildren. My mom bought Lizzy (Renn's youngest) and Logan (Chad's son) the cutest Santa and Mrs. Claus outfits. After many attempts for a picture together this is what we got. How can you not love these two!!

Hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas and is looking forward to a Happy New Year.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Eagle Court of Honor

On Sunday, we had the special experience of honoring Aarone in receiving his Eagle. Along with Aarone, another boy recieved his also. We were so proud of him and his accomplishment. We were happy to be able to celebrate and let him receive the recognition he deserved.

It was a special evening with the Veterans of Foregn war doing a flag folding ceremony, many people speaking on all their accomplishments, and a beautiful cake. Thank you to everyone who came and paid tribute to Aarone. Aarone was also honored at the Clearfield City council for his accomplishments. Here are a few pictures.

City Council meeting

Folding the flag

Receiving his award

Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Krista

It was Krista's 16th Birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday to such a wonderful person. She is a talented artist, a beautiful singer, and the one you can always can count on to get things done you ask her to. I so lucky to have her in my life and sure love her very much. Happy Birthday Krista!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The things I am Thankful for....

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday cute Chelsie!

Today is Chelsie's 19th birthday. Happy Birthday to such a great person, who I am so glad has come into my life. I am so proud of who you are and all that you have accomplished. I am blessed by your wonderful spirit. I love you!!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Another Tag!!

The rules are:
* Link to the person who tagged you (Teresa -
*Post the rules on your blog
*Write six random things/unspectacular quirks about yourself
* Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them
* Let each person you have tagged know by leaving a comment on their blog* Let the tagger know when your entry is posted
Okay, here goes:

1. I went to about every college in the state, well not really but I tried out quite a few. Just couldn't make up my mind what I wanted to do. I did end up with a bachelors and master degree so I'm ok.
2. I am a rule follower. For instance, if the carpool lane has a double line that means don't cross it. If a box is supposed to taped on the bottom then that is the way it should be done. It's really hard for me to bend on stupid things.
3. Like Teresa, I am a tattoo sister. I have a tattoo on my right foot. Dumb decision that we made 13 years ago and no it doesn't rub off.
4. I love to pick things. Tony has found this out and I think avoids me. I could stand in front of the mirror for hours checking things out. :)
5. I used to have to wear socks to bed. I couldn't sleep without them. Now that I am married for some reason I am ok, the socks have gone by the way side. I am cured!!!!

I now tag Janet, Tricia, Andrea, Ashley, Chelsie, Martha

Trunk or Treat

I have never been more nervous for a Halloween than I am this year. Tony and I are the activities committee chairmans for our ward and are in charge of the trunk or treat. We have heard raving reviews about Trunk or Treats but I have never seen one before. I am not sure why I am so nervous about this party, I plan events everyday for a living this should be a breeze!

We are having a chili cookoff for the first hour. Of course we volunteered to bring chili but here is the catch. Being budget conscious we bought black, pinto, and kidney beans the kind you have to soak. We soaked them and made the chili last night. It cooked on low in the crockpot all night and the beans are so crunchy!! I am hoping a few more hours today will do the beans some good.

The second hour is the trunk or treat. The third hour we are doing a cake walk. Of course we will have prizes for costumes, chili, trunks etc. It really should be a fun night. I think I am more excited to see all the kids in their costumes.

Wish us luck and a Happy Halloween to everyone! I'll post some pictures next week.

Monday, October 27, 2008

I love my Family!

A few weeks ago Renn and Kristina blessed their newest daughter Elizabeth in my parent's ward. It was so fun to have the whole family together. We took this cute picture of us all that day. Boy has our family grown!!! I sure do love them all.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Four Tag"

For this tag, I am supposed to post my fourth photo in my fourth photo file, and then tag four people.

What a fun tag. This is the cutest picture of my oldest nephew Abram. This picture was taken right before Chad and Ashley's wedding reception. Doesn't he look so handsome? Abram just turned 7 a few weeks ago and is still the most handsome little boy. I can't believe how much he has grown in the past couple of years. What a fun memory.

I tag Misty, Ashley, Megan, and Stephanie Pope.

Monday, September 22, 2008

I love my sweetie!!!

I have the best husband in the world. I am just so lucky to have someone is attentive and so thoughtful. He planned a surprise date for us on Saturday night. He told me on Friday to be in church clothes and ready to leave the house at 5 pm on Saturday. Of course I was intrigued but figured out where we were going. OC Tanner was sponsering a concert with the Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir and guest performers. I had seen the advertisement for it and thought it sounded wonderful but didn't think of seeing if we wanted to go. Luckily my sweet husband thought of it too.

The night started out with dinner at the Lion House pantry. You may ask why this restaurant? This is where we ate right before Tony proposed to me at Temple Square so it has a lot of sentimental meaning. I love the food there, so filling and homeade. Delicious!!! The concert was themed with Americana songs and broadway styled music. They had 2 guest performers, Denyce Graves an opera singer and then there was this gentleman name Brian Stokes Mitchell. He was so incredible. Check out his website and listen to some of the songs or go to itunes and listen to his broadway songs.

All I can say is people miss out by not going these events especially when they are free! Thanks my love for such a wonderful date and for always being so thoughtful!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Financial Peace University

Has anyone heard of Dave Ramsey? Well, if you haven't you should check out what he is all about. Tony and I's stake is sponsoring this wonderful financial program called "Financial Peace University" which Dave Ramsey created. The LDS church is not anyway affiliated with this program but our stake felt so strongly about this program they are sponsering it through Zion's bank.

Tony and I are so excited about it. We are excited to learn more about creating wealth and getting rid of debt. The first step is creating a $1000 emergency fund. We are on our way!!!What a great peace of mind and blessing it is to be on our way to financial freedom.

If anyone wants to hear more about this wonderful class let me know!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Feed Station #7

Tony and the kids have been volunteering for the Lotoja bike race for the past 4 years. The bike race is 200 miles and starts in Logan and ends up in Jackson Hole. I was lucky enough to be able to volunteer with them this year. They are always assigned to Feedstation #7 which is the last station before the riders go into Jackson Hole. It is such a beautiful area and so exciting to see them riding up the hill, what an accomplishment. Here are a few pictures:

Our feed station

My cute husband setting up

The bikers riding up the hill

Handing out water to the first sets of bikers that don't want to stop for food

The cute kids

We had such a great time and can't wait to do it all again next year!!!!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

What we have been up to!

It's a long time coming I know but boy has it been a busy last couple of months. Here are a few things we have been up to:

1. Stake Float

Tony and I are the Activity Chairman's for our ward. Since we have that calling we were asked to participate in helping create our stake float. For anyone that has been involved in a float before it's a big job, bigger than anyone thought. With only 2 months to get it done, we put many hours into our part.

The theme was "Still putting our Shoulder to the Wheel" We had a pioneer side with a handcart, and dirt. There was a picket fence in the middle with a Book of Mormon signifying a door to the other side which was our side. Our side contained our missionaries assigned to our stake, a show on the go board with the plan of salvation on it, and the Ogden temple. We thought the Ogden temple would be an easy project, boy were we wrong. I have to say Tony is so talented and was the main brain in creating this project.

We made the Ogden temple out of wood, chicken wire, burlap, styrofoam, and lots of comparing to pictures. The best part of the whole project was Tony's mother had an Angel Moroni tree topper that we put on top of the temple. It looked awesome. Here are a few pictures:

Temple with frame and part of the styrofoam

The finished temple

The steeple with Angel Moroni and alShow on the go board for the missionaries to hold onto

We even made it on the front page of the Standard Examiner which is Ogden's paper. The got the greatest shot of our steeple matching up with the Ogden Temple's steeple, it really made us feel great. Here is the picture:

2. I had my biggest event of the year. There were about 5700 attendees. Here is a great shot of all the ladies we plan for.3. The kids started school. Boy has this been an experience, it takes a lot of time and planning to get kids ready for school. School shopping, hair cutting, school supplies- good grief is all I have to say. I appreciate all our parents did to get us ready for school. I am a bad parent because I only took a picture of Amber's hair, we cut it short. I'll take more soon.

4. Chelsie heads off to college. Chelsie headed off to Utah State 2 sundays ago. We sure are excited for her, but miss her terribly. She started school this week and is doing great. She got a job at Staples, yah for Staples.

5. Tony has surgery. Tony had hernia surgery this past week. He is recovering well but boy is it painful. I sure hope he gets feeling better soon, I hate to see him in pain.

There we go, I think that is enough for today. :)

Monday, June 23, 2008

I've been tagged!

ABC's "getting to know you" TAG. Complete the ABC's of you. Then, each player tags 3 people and posts their names, goes to their blogs and leaves a comment letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

A- Attached or single: Attached
B- Best Friend: Tony
C-Cake or Pie: Cake
D-Day: Saturday- it’s project day
E- Essential Items: Shoes
F- Favorite Color: Red
G-Gummy Bears or Worms: Gummy Bears
H-Home town: Taylorsville
I- Indulgences: Ice Cream and Diet Pepsi with a little bit of Wild Cherry Pepsi
J- January or July?: January- it’s my birthday month
K-Kids: 5 step children (love them)
L-Life is incomplete without: Tony
M- Marriage Date: April 19, 2008
N-Number of Siblings:3 (2 brothers and 1 sister-yo Squishy)
O- Oranges or Apples: Apples
P- Phobias or Fears: Being alone
Q- Quote: “I wouldn’t be more surprised if I woke up with my head sewn to the carpet”
R- Reason To Smile: Knowing I am going home in a few minutes to be with my love.
S- Season: Fall
T- Tag Three: Tricia, Steff, Lisa
U- Unknown fact about me: I got a tattoo when I was 20 on a dare and a split decision
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: Really neither, I don’t mind meat but like veggie stuff too
W- Worst Habit: Forgetting names and birthdays
X-Rays or Ultrasounds: I don’t really have a preference
Y-Your favorite food:Anything Mexican food related or licorice
Z- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Happy Birthday my sweet Love!

Tony getting his groove on at the wedding, he was a party animal

Happy Birthday to the love of my life!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Single vs. Married Andra

Single Andra's red hot car

Andra's married with 5 kids van

What a difference a year can make. Need I say more? Miss you ol' red you did me good. I love my life as a mini van mom!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

It's an Honor!

One of the best parts of becoming a parent (for me this was a quick transition), is the feeling of being so proud of your kids. I never understood when my mom would cry during a performance or be so proud when we brought home a good report card. In the past month of being married I have come to understand the many joys parenting brings and why parents feel the way they do.

Over the past couple of weeks, we have attended several end of the year events. Krista and Misty had their last choir concert of the year. They are so darling and such great singers. It's neat to see the progress they have made from the beginning of the year. Here are some pictures from the concert.
Krista and Misty in their choir dresses.

Krista and Misty singing

Aarone and Amber enjoying the concert

Also, both Chelsie and Krista were honored by the junior high and highschool at a special awards evening. Both the Highschool and juniorhigh scheduled the ceremony at the same time which was awful. Krista's was a dinner that we had payed for before we knew about Chelsie's so Tony and I went to the dinner and Grandma Marilyn went with Chelsie. I am so proud to say that not only did both girls receive an award for their honors achievement but also received specific awards for different school activities they participated in.

Krista was chosen out 30 kids for an award for her hardwork on the yearbook team this year. As they said "she touched every page of that book". We were so proud of her and like proud parents Tony and I both cried. I still get a bit teary thinking about it since it meant so much to her.

Krista's certificates and medallion

Chelsie also was on the honor roll and received a special award for her role in her Child development class. We were sad to not be there to cheer her on, but are so proud of her hard work.

Chelsie's certificates

We love our kids!!! Thanks for making us proud!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Do you remember?

Last night we went to Chelsie's final choir concert since she is graduating in a week. She is in an all girls ensemble group called the "Thursdays". I would have to say out of all the choirs they have the best voices and sing the best songs. They also get to wear cute sashes and a cute flower in their hair, makes it special. She is also in the Falcon choir which is a combined junior and senior choir. Chelsie has an amazing voice and it is always so fun to hear her sing. Some of the other groups I could of done without that is for sure.
Anyway, my point is at the end of the last performance which was senior's only they were all hugging, crying, etc. Me I was like good grief get over it but then I started to remember the feelings I had when highschool was ending too. It was such a mix of emotions, excitement, nervousness, an unsure feeling of what life would bring. I too remember crying as we sang the cheesiest of all songs, "It's hard to say goodbye".
Looking back, life really did begin after highschool. I am so excited for Chelsie as she begins this new adventure of going to school at Utah State this fall. She is such an amazing person and has so much to look forward to. Here's to Chelsie and Highschool graduation!!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Our Saturday Project

Tony and I talk each week about what project we want to tackle on Saturday. We both love projects we can do together and we have plenty we can work on. This week we decided to work on our flower bed which Tony has wanted to do since he moved into this house. I meant to take a "real" before picture but forgot until we had started.

This is the area we started with, the only thing we left is the rose bush.
We borrowed Tony's brothers truck and went to Lowe's to buy the bricks.
After 2 trips to Lowe's, 3 trips to J&J nursey(side note-if you ever want to go to the coolest place come and go to this nursey. It is huge and has massive amounts of flowers and plants, I fell in love with it!) Here is the finished project.
I can't believe how beautiful it looks, I can't help but go out and look at it every few minutes. Hooray for Saturday projects!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Dreams do come true

Ok, so I have wanted a Kitchenaid for as long as I can remember but I never felt like I could spend the money to buy one. I asked for one for Christmas for several years but my dad would always reply "when you learn how to cook I'll get you one". Well, my sweet husband knew how badly I wanted one and we spent some of our wedding money to purchase it. I seriously woke up giddy with delight this morning knowing I can make something. I'll keep you posted on how my first try works out!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Our little performer

Friday night was a real treat. Misty who is involved in a Musical Theatre class had her spring performance which was Grease. Tony, Amber, Grandma Cude and I went to see her dance and sing her little heart out. She did so great and we had a great time. Maybe she'll be the next superstar!!!

Misty the cheerleader

Misty as the Teen Angel

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Wedding day- April 19, 2008

Hi all! Tony and I were married in the Salt Lake Temple on April 19, 2008. Not only did I marry the love of my life but I now have 5 beautiful children.

Our reception was at Little America, Tricia and my girls were in my line along with Aarone.

I wish I could post all of the pictures but I will post some more at a later date. It was the perfect wedding day more than I could have ever asked for. Thanks to everyone that helped out, came, and made our day so special.