Saturday, November 29, 2008

Prince Family Thanksgiving! So much fun!

I wish Thanksgiving could be done in too different segments! There's so many choices and so much its just too hard to taste it all, but what I did taste, It was so yummy.. I do have to say we do have some great cooks in our family and all the deserts were to die for...

Thank you Catherine and Eugene for getting all of our Thanksgiving pictures on a disk, We can always count on them to get the pictures of every Family event... you guys are awesome..

My Niece Janie and Ayson and my wonderful Mom.

Oscar enjoying his Thanksgiving Feast!

Zac, Vance, Willie, Rex and Jay..

Hallie, Jaylynn and Lauren getting ready to play some Dodge Ball!

The spectators waiting to watch the big Dodge Ball game.

Kim and Macy, Lisa, Kim, Camie and Mallissa

Playing Dodge Ball, they had so much fun.

Dad, Mom, Avree, Hannah and Billy

Willie sharing with Vance some Thanksgiving Pie!

Hammered after a game of ball!

Trying to work off that Thanksgiving Dinner!

The Sista incharge! You did a great job Lida we all vote you in for next year too!

My wonderful Parents who are responsible for all of us, and for making it possible for us to be together as a family and who have been great examples to all of us, We love you Dad and Mom and we are so thankful that you are here this Thanksgiving Day..

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's my Birthday and I'll Party if I want to!!!!!

I so need to add my presious Grandbabies, We love them so much and they have brought great joy in our family.....

So Birthday aren't the biggest event in our Family, but they are always fun, but this is what I am most thankful for, at this time of year is my Family, Beings that my Birthday is so close to Thanksgiving things get alittle busy, but what a better way for me to celebrate but to be with all my family, they are the best and I want them to know how much I love them, and all the happiness they bring to me.. I want my Mom to know that she is the best, expecially asking me if I was turning 40 ya mom...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just Some more Fun Pictures!!!

Zac was so surprise how much Hallie had changed, I think that was he's biggest surprise of all the family and His new Niece and Nephew....

Some of the Friends and the Three Amigo's

Just some of Zac's friends, and the Three Amigo's

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

He's Home!!!

This is not the order that I really wanted, but its late and I'm tired but I wanted to get some pictures posted, It was a great evening and I know that allot think that Disneyland is the Happiest place on earth well the airport was the Happiest Place on Earth, It was so exciting to see Elder Shill, he looked great and we all couldn't get enough of him, time we got home from the Airport it was after ten, he had a great homecoming with a lot of family and friends there to see him (more pictures to come) we have great friends that brought in some delicious smoked ribs and sauce they were the best, I even had to hide some or they would of been all gone and then we had Tamales and then Claude Adams brought four big box's of
Pet's Fish and Chips over with sauce it was great and many feasted upon all the food, it was a late night and by the time all his friends left it was 1:30 in the morning, then Zac came into our room and we all sat on the bed and chatted for another hour it was great and it was great to have that time alone with him, the next day was just as busy which was nice for him to keep busy and then last night he was released from his Mission and that was a very emotional moment and now he is off with his friends, it was a lot of fun and we are excited to have him back in our home.

Monday, November 17, 2008

So Excited!!! Almost Here....

The Signs are out! Still need to get balloons, clean house, shower and get ready and feeling a little over whelmed but I will be ready to get into the Truck and head to the airport, One of my sweet day care moms brought me some flowers this morning, she is not a member of our Church but has followed Zac through his Mission and was just as excited as I was thank you Tamera... I am feeling just a little nervous and anxious so with those feelings I am sure the day will go by allot slower then I would wish for.. I told my little daycare kids that today they have to be extra good to help me get through the next few hours.. Thank you Kathy for getting the idea together and getting together to make these signs, I knew those left over throw away elections signs would come in handy for something and they will be used not only for Zac but for Elder Pew and Elder McNeil, yes we did some recycling... well you know I will be updating and posting picture later... SO EXCITED!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Something Nice!

I just got home from the store and a Friend of mine sent this to me, I thought this was really nice with what all is happening in L A and everywhere. Thanks Marilynn..

This is uplifting after all the horrible things we have seen and heard about prop 8 and the Mormons lately.

Proposition 8 is now a part of the California constitution!
That is probably the best news from an otherwise difficult election for conservatives and Republicans. In very large part, we Evangelicals must thank our Mormon cousins for that fact. They, along with our Catholic brethren, were better organized than us and that provided a base from which we could ALL work together to get this job done. What more, as we have chronicled here, Mormons took the brunt of the abuse, derision, and even threats of physical harm that came with this effort.
And like us, they have given thanks to the Almighty that is ultimately in control, even if their understanding of that Almighty is a bit diffrent than ours.
I cannot help but wonder how much more thankful we ALL might be today if we had been more willing to embrace these religious cousins a few months ago - but alas, politics is always about governing today and looking forward to the next election.
Said John Mark Reynolds:
In the battle for the family, however, traditional Christians have no better friends than the Mormon faithful. It would be wrong if that support were taken for granted. We are intolerant of the false attacks on Mormon faith and family. We stand with our Mormon friends in their right to express their views on the public square. We celebrate the areas, such as family values, where we agree.
A heart felt thank you may not win points from other friends who demand one hundred percent agreement from their allies, but it is the decent and proper thing to do.
Thank you to our Mormon friends and allies!
Hard to do better than that. The "Ruth Youth" ministry proclaimed yesterday "International Mormon Appreciation Day." Very appropriate, yet still inadequate.
In addition to our thanks, Mormons deserve our protection. They have been oppressed in ways during the Prop 8 campaign that this nation has not seen since the 1960's and the civil rights movement. The rhetoric has been deplorable, but moreover. we have seen instances of vandalism, property destruction, and some leaders in the fight currently find themselves with armed protection because of the threats made against them and their families.
Our nation will not and cannot tolerate this sort of behavior - it is incumbent on all of us to stand against it, and the best way to do that is to stand between the Mormons and the forces that would perpetrate such evil.
Now I am sure the Mormons can, and probably want, to take care of themselves, but as a Christian, it is my duty to protect the innocent and free the oppressed. To turn a blind eye in this circumstance is not only ungracious, it is simply unChristian.
Make all the theological distinctions you want, but in the political arena we are yoked with the Mormons (he said borrowing some religious imagery) and it is darn well time we started acting like it.
Absolutely, positively thank the Mormons - but don't stop there. Stand up and be counted against the evil that has been perpetrated towards them in this campaign.
As Christians we can do no less.


-- Alex
-- Taylor HoenesIt's like "Bonus" but with an "H"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

For Family and Friends...

For Family and Friends, Just thought I would let you know that Elder Shill will be home Monday evening and that he will also report his Mission on Sunday the 23rd at 11:00, we are so excited that he will be home shortly, it has been a great two years for our family and we will deeply miss getting those fun and up lifting emails from him each Monday morning along with some fun pictures, I feel at a lost and have mixed emotions as his Mission comes to an end, but I feel we have been so blessed as a family and we have grown from both Mission's from our Boys, now Men (I hope).. We love you Elder Shill and can hardly wait till Monday to come, see you soon..

Sunday, November 9, 2008

We got to chaperone the Youth Dance!

So on Saturday Boyd and I were asked to be chaperone's for the Stake Youth Dance and all I can say is WOW!!! No really actually it was fun, what made it fun was to see all the youth having fun and seeing all the new dance moves that I am so unfamiliar with, It did make your feet start taping on the floor to the music and brought back some fine memories, things have changed, they actually go out and have fun on the dance floor and they were not afraid to ask to dance, and there would be girls and boys out there dancing by themselves it was a hoot, I have to say I did enjoy the music and I knew that my daughters time was coming.. that's if she will go, after going I think i will encourage her to do so everyone was having fun and we had no problems to deal with. well except for one, one of the couples that we were with was nominated to go break up a couple that was alittle to close for comfort (bear hug) remember those days I think it was sorta legal in our times.. after he talked to them he did get a look from the both of them of being a little upset, but they were good to go the rest of the night, I will have to be honest we weren't to excited about spending our Saturday night doing that well I should Mr. Boyd wasn't but after we got there it ended up being a fun night with lots of laughing , I even tried to get Boyd to go out and do some moves!!! Not Going to Happen!!! but it was all well worth the night spent...

Thank you Sweetheart!!!

Thank you Boyd, These have to be the most gorgeous Roses ever, Boyd brought home a dozen Roses on Thursday and today when I took some picture they still look as fresh as they did when he brought them home, they have a name and are called the "Old Dutch" they look very Vintage so pretty , at first I had to laugh to myself when I saw the name "Old Dutch" and I thought hum is he referring to me as being "OLD" I've never seen Roses like this before, and I will cherish them until the next time.. Love you Boyd and thank you for making my day special...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy 26th Anniversary to Us!!!

26 years ago Boyd and I were married in the Arizona Temple, I was the last of the five daughters my Mom and Dad had. As you can tell I had to scan these pictures that could probably tell you how old we are I don't think they had digital camera back then. It has been a great and fun and sometime bumpy road but I am so thankful for my sweetheart and all that he does for me and our children and especially for helping me endure what I had to go through these last four years, I love you Boyd and hope to have another 26 years more years with you, We have no big plans but to go to the Temple this evening , I couldn't think of a better place I would rather go then to go back to the place were we were married... The only thing that will be different is that we look alittle older okay allot older......

Sorry Marci I had to throw this in, as you can see my line was long all with sister's and two sister-in law, so Marci got to be at my guest book, thanks Marci for being there, I don't think they have guest book friends anymore....

Family and friends and Aunts and Uncles, if you click on the picture maybe you will recognize a few that you might know...

Boyd and I both laugh looking back and wonder why in the world did he wear his glasses that day, he never did while we were dating... but i think the big glasses are coming back so it's all good...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Viva Mexico here I come! Zac said he had a surprise for us at the airport when he gets home, hum I'm wondering if this could be it.....

So Elder Shill and Elder Arnett were able to go to the Pyramids on Friday and said that is was way cool he said that the pyramid was built in representation of Jesus Christ and inside are two smaller pyramids that only the the priesthood holders could go into.. He said it was very interesting and he was able to be an interpreter to the guide.. oh ya the pictures with the girls...Zac said they asked if they could get there picture taken with him and Elder Arnett.. I was wondering why they had such big smiles on there faces....

Elder Shill and Elder Arnett

Zac said the whole Temple was covered in those snake heads, but it got destroyed, he said it was very cool.. So We finally got his flight and arrival time I was so excited when they called from the Mission home, I think they were a little late getting the information out but the time is getting close.. he gets home on the 17th and will be with us again at 8:57 in the evening, Last night I was thinking about the time that he has been gone and thought to myself it has really gone by fast it seems like forever the first six months but I can't believe how fast it has gone, it will fun to have him home, Zac brings allot of laughter and fun in our home it will be interesting to see how long he will stay.....and now we have to look forward to our next Missionary Oscar in thirteen years! wow that seems forever, hope we still here and kicking....

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

Can we say Pirate for the second time around! Loves, Loves the Pirate theme! Oscar had so much fun, he got to go trick or treating with his cousin Preston, they had the best time and they both got to go to a Haunted House. lets just say Oscar opt not to go in and Preston was a trooper and went in it was so funny and they both had the best time together..

Is this just the cutest Cat you have ever seen, little Avree Hannah's baby is so cute, she was just the Cat's Meow...

Here is my sweet Dad, now this is what I call living it up on Halloween night, what could be better then being on a nice Lazy boy with the remote right in your hand.... This is what I wanted to do Halloween night..

My brother Mike s such a trooper he is always helping out when needed and might I add always having the right thing to fix broken things, Oscar's sword broke at the handle, so I asked Mike if he had any electrical tape ( I say duck tape) and instead of taping it he gets out his screws and such and puts it all back together without any tape.. Thanks Mike for putting a smile on Oscar's face...

Okay so I thought I didn't have anymore close up pictures of Vance and I looked one more time through my camera and this is what I found.. Is that so cute or what.... and so cute of Hallie with him, he was a little reindeer and his dad went as a Hunter in his Cameo's it was so cute....

This is my Crazy Sister in law, She loves Halloween and is a trooper to participate in the fun, I was so glad she came over to bring some of her fun Halloween night!

My brother Mike and his little Grand baby..

These are some of Oscar cousins there are just way to many to remember all there names and I know I know them but I am just having brain freeze right now! and my Two Nephews kids Ike and Justin, so cute and always has a fun costume every year...

Justin with his cute little girls..

My niece Lindsey and her two cute little boys, she drove up from Tucson to be at Grandma's Chile dinner...

Oscar, Hallie and Vance and Avree so cute and so much fun I wish I had a better picture of him, but I know Camie will have a great one on her blog... Hallie with her two cousins Lori and Lauren going as eighty girls.. We always have a Chile dinner at my mom's house and everyone meets there before they take off for the night, it is always fun to see everyone in there costume , I was over at my Mom's tonight talking with her and I asked her how many Great Grandchildren she had now and she said that she has 84 and 5 more to come!! okay that just blew me away, now you know why I can't remember all there names... And then I asked her how many Grandchildren she had and she said that Oscar was her 53rd and no one has had anymore after him! I told her it was because no one could TOP him!!! Okay I can do bragging rights since this is my blog... after she told me all that I was exhausted and told I don't know how you do it, we have allot of fun and I love my family very much!!!