Monday, December 29, 2008

A new Smile

What is different about Kaylee's smile???? Can you see the difference???

How about now?

Yes, she got Braces.

Where's Brayten

So Brayten got this cute costume for Christmas, and if you ask him to be spiderman he poses, it's stinkin adorable.

On a side note, STOP the smell...... My brother Bryce got these underwear for Christmas.... Yes Brother that is a hint. You stink!!!! But we love you :)

Christmas Came, and Christmas went!

Meghan got the Wii fit for Christmas, and a game that you use your bum to play. Kaylee got some littlest pet shops, and a nintendo DS.
Bradlee got Ski's for Christmas, This is his snowboard here, he was practicing. They went Skiing the day after Christmas.
This is my Uncle Kim being goofy.

Meghan got an I tunes gift card from Jamison
Bradlee got an Indiana jones whip. How Cool!
Kaylee got a Tinkerbell doll to add to her collection.

Talk about total chaos......

Beautiful Temple Square

We went to Temple Square a couple weeks ago, We went in the day, so we didn't see the gorgeous lights, but it was still so pretty.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gurr Family Fun!!!

Grandpa Loves Santa ClausWe'll call the picture Generation #1 -Tonya, Fred, Kim, Judy, Penny, Kelly, Grandpa, Santa, Mrs. Claus
This will be Generation #2, I think we drank to much egg nog, even Santa was getting crazy- Shane, Stephanie, Jeff C, Shelly, Jeff B, Jessica, Mike, Santa, Mrs. Claus, KimberleeThis of course is Generation #3- Nathan (he and Haylee are really Generation 2) Corben, Bradlee, Hayden, Santa, Adam, Jaycee, Lexi, Mrs. Claus, Kaylee, Ethan, Meghan, Riley, Haylee
This is a picture of Kaylee and Jaycee. They are only 6 months apart, and sometimes we think they are twins. They are both very into princesses. Here they are almost wearing the same outfit. They are so cute together.

What do You want for Christmas???

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Musical talents

Meghan had her first Clarinet performance last week at school. She did such a good job. She played Merrily we go, Hot Cross Buns, Jolly old St Nickolas, and jingle bells. Good Job Meggie, you played wonderful. Kaylee had her first Piano recital last night, she has only been taking piano for a few months, and her teacher just loves her. She struggles sometime, but she loves to play so much. She chose The Chipmunk song to play. Her teacher wanted her to memorize the song, I was concerned being her first performance that she would get shy and not be able to remember..... Well I was so wrong, she played beautifully, and she didn't make any mistakes...... Also she did memorize the song, and did it without her book. Kaylee, I am so proud of you. I was such a proud mom for both my girls. Way to go!

Now Bradlee thinks he needs to play an instrument, and he wants to play the guitar. I dont thing that will be happening for awhile.

Santa came early....

My doggie is so cute. We bought her a santa coat, and she is just adorable.

Cloee makes a good Santa!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Crazy Again!!!!

Jeff and I must be crazy. We braved black Friday once again this year. We got some great deals for Christmas, and we didn't even get hurt. Some people can get pretty crazy for the black Friday deals. We waited in line at Walmart starting at about 1am. Although we tried to take a nap Thursday night before we braced ourselves for the cold and the crowd, we were unsucessful, so after waking up at 5am on Thanksgiving day and going shopping friday morning, I then went to work all day Friday.... wait the day isn't over yet, I was invited to the Jazz game Friday night..... So I got home a little after 10pm on Friday night. Finally, 40 hours later I was able to go to bed. I slept in on Saturday until about 10am. I crashed again Saturday night. We had fun though. Jeff and I enjoy the time we spend together without the kids on Black Friday.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Meghan got straight A's this term, so today Jeff took her skiing. She went with the school last year, and fell in love with it. Jeff sent me this picture... What do you think? I think she is having fun.

The Wolf

Bradlee got his Wolf badge last night at Cub scouts. We are so Proud of him.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Proud Aunt

With so many young children, it can be tough to get a perfect family picture, but we sure try. Here is the outcome of Lydia's family pics. I am posting them, so that everyone can see just how cute her little family is. I am a proud aunt of these wonderful children. :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Look how Cute!

We went and did some family pictures awhile ago. Stephanie and Lydia came and did some too. This is what we ended up with.
Can you tell they are my girls?

Our cute Family. This is actually a good lookin picture if I do say so myself.

Cousins: Corben, Brenden, Lexi, Bradlee, Stephen, Adam, Marek, Dallas, Kaylee, Meghan, Evan, Hayden, Lily. We are only missing Brayten and Tavner, with that many kids it is hard to all have an available day to meet.

Sisters: Lydia, Shelly, and Stephanie

Siblings: Bradlee, Meghan, Kaylee

Cousins: Corben, Meghan, Adam, Bradlee, Kaylee, Hayden, Lexi

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The tags keep coming

I was tagged by Monique awhile ago, and I am finally getting around to doing it. My Favorites........

Favorite Vacation: We went to disneyland and sea world this last summer, and it was the best vacation ever. We had so much fun as a family that before the vacation was over we were planning the next vacation when we could go back again. The kids had fun, and Jeff and I really enjoyed taking the kids on such a wonderful vacation.

Favorite Color: My favorite color(s) are purple and Green. I don't know why or when or how they became my favorite colors, but thats the way it is.

Favorite Treat: This is tough because I love treats. I love me some Carrot Cake, but I also love a good brownie.... and I really enjoy a rice crispy treat, so the options are endless when it comes to delicious treats.

Favorite Fruit: Again the options are endless. Kiwi's are yummy, and strawberries are yummy, and watermelon are oh so yummy. to much yumminess to narrow it down to just one.

Lets see, a little known fact about me...... I am an open book! Oh, here is a little known fact, I am just like my dad. I have his attitude, I have his work ethic, and I pretty much take after him in just about everything. Go Cowboys!!! :)

Traveling: I'm not sure I have a particular place I would like to travel to. As long as I am with loved ones, and we are having fun and being happy that is all that matters to me.

Where I grew up: Utah born and raised

Where I live now: Salt Lake city Utah

Middle Name: My parents didn't give me a middle name.

First name: My real name is Michelle but I have always been known as Shelly

Biggest pet peeve: Oh boy, I have so many biggest pet peeves. Listening to people eat and drink is probably the biggest one. So lets just say that.

Favorite animal: Oh come on, that is easy my fave animal is my baby Cloee. she is so cute, and I just love her so much. I love my other dog Maggie too, but she is really Bradlee's favorite.

Past Love: The only love of my life past or present is my Wonderful, Fabulous Husband Jeff.

My greatest wish is that Jeff and I can one day be debt free, and live happily ever after.... Oh yes people I love a good fairy tale.

So I'm not going to tag anyone, but it can be kinda fun to do, so anyone who wants to play be my guest. Have fun!


1. People who are tagged need to post these rules, and 8 random habits/facts/quirks about themselves.
2. At the end of the post you need to choose 8 people to get tagged and list their names.

Kimber tagged me, I think I will also turn it into family and not just myself. This will be interesting..... NOT!!!

Fact #1 My husband is colorblind. Not a big deal, yet the kids and I have fun with it. We like to ask him what color things are. The stop lights for instance, They don't look red, Yellow and Green to him. Lucky for us he knows where the red and green one goes :) He also sees grass as an orange color. Dead grass looks nicer to him than healthy grass..... Weird!!!

#2 I hate snow....... I love Christmas, and yes Christmas feels much better when it is a white Christmas. However.... I hate driving in the snow, I hate being cold. I dont ski, snowboard, sled, or even build a snowman. Snow is yucky! Yet I have lived in utah all of my life, and have no plans to move to a place where there is no snow.

#3 Kaylee and Bradlee are only 10 months apart, they are in the same grade, and they wish they were just twins. Bradlee and Kaylee love being so close in age, they have their differences, but all in all they love it. Jeff was to blame for their closeness, When Bradlee was blessed My wonderful husband said the wrong word. He asked that Bradlee watch over his younger sister.... What he should have said was watch over his Older sister.... OOPS! Kaylee took that as an opportunity to sneek into our family. The truth is our family wouldn't be complete without our beautiful Kaylee and we love her. But I was as an elephant and pregnant for almost 2 years straight. UGH!

#4 Jeff and I have been married for almost 12 years, yet we have nothing in common. Talk about opposites attract. He loves the snow.... No thanks! He loves to hike and camp..... The cabin is my idea of camping, you know showers, bathrooms, and a T.V. We dont listen to the same music, or watch the same thing on T.V. and movies are a nightmare to agree on. He hates sports and I enjoy them. Yet after almost 12 years of marriage I wouldn't change a thing.

#5 Jeff has broken his nose twice, once when he was 15 and once when he was 30. Thats right folks every 15 years of his life so far he has broken his nose. Weird huh?

#6 Meghan is super smart. She loves to be smarter than her mom and dad. At least she can help the other kids with their homework when Mom and Dad cant. :) HaHa!

#7 Bradlee wishes he could have a brother. He asks us all the time if we could get him a brother. We all know that isn't a simple task. He loves his sisters but he wishes he had another boy in the house to play with. You can only talk your sister into playing Star Wars so many times, and it is alot harder to convince a boy to play barbies. Lucky for me he has alot of friends.... But no, there will not be a brother in Bradlee's future. Sorry dude!

#8 I am terrified of Bee's, Spiders, and the dark. I don't know where these phobia's came from, but I get scared at night, and I wont go outside alone, not even on my porch. If I see a bee I scream and start to panic. Spiders.... just thinking about spiders makes me itchy and creeped out.

Ok, now I am tagging: Hillary, Monique, Stephanie, Lydia, Tasha, Tavish, Sharon, and Tamara.

Have fun!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Birthday Party!

We had our october birthdays for the Gurr family over at my Cousin Kimber's house. We decided to make it a halloween party.
Clover the spy, Darth Vader, The orange Witch, Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Ridinghood.
We bobbed for apples and I was a mean mom and I dunked Meghan in the water. So The cop (Aunt Penny) Arrested little red ridinghood. Meghan thought it was quite funny.

My Cousin Heather and her Husband Jamison made their costumes. They were awesome. Here they are with My grandpa.

The Spy and the cop joined forces to fight off the evil. Uncle Kim was very cute in his Pirncess costume.

Riley wouldn't take his eyes off of Jeff in the Wolf Costume. He didn't want the big bad wolf to get him.

Indiana Jones, Little Mermaid, Clover the spy and the Orange Witch.

Kimber and Mike made great old people.
We had such a good time at the halloween party. I think we should do it every year. New tradition!!!!