Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Twins Are 4



It really is hard to believe Lucas and Nicholas are 4 years old now. They are both growing up to be such individually wonderful people. They were born on the same day to the same parents, but really could not be more different. They get along great though – they compliment each other. Jayden is getting a long great with them too. I am so glad they are such buddies. Love them!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ukulele Boy Is a Hit on the Web.

Ukulele Boy is so cute!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Card Design

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This year I had fun illustrating out Christmas card. It got out late, SORRY!

here is our photo for this year (me=34 wks preggo)


Glimpses of Our Merry Christmas 2009

I hope I never forget what this time is like. The excitement when the boys came down the stairs and discovered the full stockings and gifts under the tree. Thank you family for helping to make this Christmas morning special. We missed you!

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 santa cookie2s excited Jayden2

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

O Holy Night


O Holy Night - incredible child singer 7 yrs old

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Owl City "Fireflies" official music video

For Don and the boys (they like this video/song):
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Harry Dale GENTRY (1914 - 1949)

Grandpa Gentry's Page
Harry Dale GENTRY (1914 - 1949) - Genealogy – Geni

Family Search for Harry Dale Gentry

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Message

YouTube - What Shall We Give?

Sweet Moment

lucas n monkey copy

Monday, December 14, 2009

Udall and Redd Visit

We are so excited that the Redds (Don’s sister and family) moved to VA which is about 1.5 hours away. The cousins had so much fun playing together. Sara and I are 2 weeks apart with our 4th.

Amber and Sara Pregnant retro

Strong Cousins

Friday, December 11, 2009

Real Meaning of Christmas

Here is the Real Meaning of Christmas:

Real Meaning of Christmas

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bob is a Smart Man

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First Snow of the Season

Right away I brought up the snow clothes box and the boys dug in and bundled up to play in the new snow.

First Snow of 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ingrid Michaelson


Another one of my favorite musicians performs “Maybe”



Friday, December 4, 2009

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor is so good!

Here is her latest video

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year at our house with the Bean family and the missionaries. I made the turkey, cranberry sauce, candied yams, garlic mashed potatoes, rolls and pumpkin pie. Tynley made a jell-o salad and yummy squash bake. It was fun! Here are some pics:

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Thanksgiving Dinner 2009 

Thanksgiving guests

Thanksgiving Kids

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Church Supports Nondiscrimination Ordinances - LDS Newsroom

Church Supports Nondiscrimination Ordinances - LDS Newsroom

I like how they are handling tough issues.

Z e e A v i Little Desk Concert


Here is one of my new and favorite artists Z e e  A v i . Click on her name to see a cool video of her on NPR. She is so cute and rocks!

zee avi

Monday, November 23, 2009

Park City Trip

Finally, I will get to go back to Park City, UT where I grew up. We are planning a vacation there this summer.

Thanks to Don Sr. we will be able to stay in a really nice Trade to Travel House for 1 week. Here are pics of the place.

I am soooo excited.

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

This year we I am making Thanksgiving dinner for our friends, The Bean Family and the LDS missionaries.

Here is a movie called The History of Thanksgiving that I found on The History Channel.

Scholastic has The First Thanksgiving Online Activity to teach kids about Thanksgiving which I think is great.

Parent-Teacher Conference


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What more could I ask for? I had the perfect parent teacher conference this morning. Mrs. Blymire, Jayden’s kindergarten teacher is very pleased with him. He is in the highest “level” in her class, which means he sits at the table with the top academic performers in the room. She comes up with more challenging work for them. She showed me a reading ability chart comparing the 30 students. He was the only child ABOVE the age level in reading. He is also getting great marks in math as well. Not only that, but his artwork was chosen out of ALL kindergarteners to be on the cover page in the yearbook! Seriously, who is this kid? She said the only thing he doesn’t really like to do is sing and dance. Other than that, she said she never has a problem with his behavior, he gets along with others and she is pleased to have him in her class.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Moon

I had a blast last night watching New Moon. I met a bunch of girlfriends at the theater for the sold out movie. It was great.

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Night at the Museum & Senator Tom Udall

Yesterday we took a trip down to DC. Don had set up a 15 minute meeting with his second cousin, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM). He wanted to meet him and also discuss health care which is a hot topic these days.

While he was doing that, the boys and I walked around the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. This where the movie Night at the Museum was filmed. It was fun because they saw the movie a couple times and recognized some of the exhibits.

Later, we had dinner at Georgetown University Hotel where Don attended a career fair. It was a big and exciting day.


29 Week Belly

Here we are (baby and I). I had my doctor appointment a couple days ago and she said the baby and I are right on target. Everything looks good.

Amber Preg 29 weeks CP photoshop action 5 retro vintage

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Udall Political Family Chart

Here is the Udall political family flow chart if you are curious:


Tomorrow Don, the boys and I are going to meet with Senator Tom Udall to chat about health care. Don has some points he wants heard. Afterwards, we will take the boys to The Natural History Museum and then a Dr. recruiting dinner in the evening. It will be a very eventful day.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Protecting marriage to protect children --

Protecting marriage to protect children --

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

HELLO 3rd Trimester!

Week 28 of Pregnancy = 12 weeks to go. Can I just say “NOT ready for this”. I love you baby, but 4 is a lot. Take your sweet time developing.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Eat Clean

I am going to do the Eat Clean Diet, or at least try.

eat clean diet grocery list


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009

This year Jayden wanted to be vampire, Nicholas and Lucas wanted to be Batman and Robin (again). Here is what I put together for them:

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jayden’s First Primary Talk

Jayden was asked to give a talk in Primary today. This was his first time. Even though he was prepared, he clung to me for the first couple minutes and didn’t want to say it. Eventually, he did it and did wonderfully.

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Jayden’s Primary Talk Oct. 25, 2009

“Good Morning Friends. My name is Jayden Udall. Today, I am giving my talk today on how “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” teaches us how to be a happy family. Here is a picture of my family: (Show picture)

In the 7th paragraph of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” it says: “Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.”

To be a happy family, my family has Family Home Evening, we say family prayers, we eat dinner together, and we read the scriptures together.

The following are ways I can help our family be happy: If brothers get hurt, I will help them. I can get my Dad a tissue when he needs one. I can hold my Mom’s hand when she gets a shot. I can share toys with my brothers and get them­­ a toy to play with if they are sad. After my new brother is born, I can help him to be happy by getting him a blanket when he is cold. I can send Nanny a package that says: To Nanny, from Jayden, I love you and I miss you. Inside the package, we can put a necklace that I made.

The scriptures tell us how to be happy. In JOHN chapter 15 verse 12 it says: “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”

I would like to bear my testimony that I know this church is true. Heavenly Father created families so that we can be happy. We can help our family to be happy when we follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.”

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sneak Peek of Baby

4D Baby 1Today the ultrasonographer surprised me with a 4D picture of our baby boy. He is beginning to look like the 3 other boys with a button-nose and pucker-lips. I am measuring at 25.5 weeks and he is growing right on target. I also had my glucose screening test today.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Just Say It

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Love and Science

“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of. “~ Blaise Pascal


Here is an interesting article on what love does to the brain:

The Neurological Basis of True Love

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Religious Freedom Is Being Threatened

Here is an important point made by Elder Dallin H. Oaks in a recent article titled:

Apostle Says Religious Freedom
Is Being Threatened

“Religious values and political realities are so interlinked in the origin and perpetuation of this nation that we cannot lose the influence of Christianity in the public square without seriously jeopardizing our freedoms,” Elder Oaks concluded. “I maintain that this is a political fact, well qualified for argument in the public square by religious people whose freedom to believe and act must always be protected by what is properly called our ‘First Freedom,’ the free exercise of religion.” - Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


“Mom, I want to die so I can be with Nephi” -J

Um, okay in a long time though –k-.

Here is Nephi:




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