Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve Fon-don't

Russ and I had the great idea to celebrate New Year's Eve with a fondue party. Our guests were awesome:

Cindy Lynn & Mahon,

Ben and his cool wife Jenny,

and Jeremy and the lovely Maria
and cute Addie.

As you might be noticing from the previous pictures, while our guests were great the fondue had some problems.

It was thick and un-dippable and stringy. Yummy, but not cooperative. Luckily Ben had the brilliant idea of using the kitchen shears to cut it...


S0 much for dipping things!


Fortunately for all the chocolate dessert fondue turned out much better!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Blessing


This Beautiful Little Girl will be getting her Name and Blessing on January 3rd, 2010.
I believe that a circle of Brethren and Brethren In Laws would be quite a sight.
Sacrament meeting will be beginning at 1 pm.

To get there, Exit I-15 at #334, or 700 South, Clearfield.
West to 1000 East, and left (south) until 1225 south (into a neighborhood) and straight to the church.

Look forward to seeing all those for whom it is possible.
Much Love,
Sam, Emily, and Kayla.

The Best Dress(es)

These are a couple dresses Cindy has made for Lilly. I owe her pictures, so I thought I would post them for all to see.



Friday, December 25, 2009

Caught in the ACT!!!!



So, last night, we set up our cameras, hoping to catch Santa in the act. What a surprise when we saw each camera had snapped one picture during the night!!!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

ARRIVED, SAFE, less crosseyed and snowy


WERE HERE, Were alive, We are doing well and finally have internet and phone service HERE ARE THE DIGITS!


Jeremy and Maria
141 Beechwood Circle
Hendersonville NC 28739

Jeremy Cell: (828)545-3785
Maria Cell: (828)545-7142
House Phone:(828)435-0194
Addie turned 1 year old yesterday, Which was cute
The business is running right along. And we are happy doing it.

I have been Called as Ward mission leader.
The bishopric of Hnedersonville was reorganized. Jerry Hyder new bishop, Larry Shelton first counselor.

We got 6 inches of snow but on the top of laurel park mountain did not loose power for 7 days like the last time snow fell this hard.

We are happy healthy and having fun.

Addie is probably going to have surgery within the 6 months to fix the crosseyed thing. We have seen the best in the south east he works out of Asheville WOO HOO

That is all for now. If anyone needs us CALL HOME because our cell phones dont get great coverage on top of the mountain.


Love Jeremy and Maria

Saturday, December 12, 2009

HamsterDance

I made a little music video for those of you not lucky enough to have two cute rodents in your house to watch.


video

A nice salesman at Pet Smart introduced me to something new--the Silent Wheel. It is.

We are so very grateful!

Christmas Family Gift Order - 1 Down, or 9 Up!



This year's family order will be 1 down... Cindy / Margeret.... Jeremy / Cindy

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Family Christmas Party

Hey, Family!

We haven't heard any plans for getting together for Christmas this year. We're trying to coordinate plans in several directions and wanted to make sure we can fit everything in. What do you think about getting together on Monday, Dec. 21st for Family Home Evening for dinner and gift exchange? We could come down south if someone wants to host it, or if you guys would come, we could do it up here. But it might make it late getting back home on a school night, and we're a bit cramped for space. But we could do it if you want to come.

Another option is coming up here mid-afternoon on Saturday, Dec 19th. We could have lunch, then everyone could get back home before dark.

Another option is doing something between Christmas and New Years. We're just not sure if we'll be here - we might be heading East to see the family. Not sure yet.

Let us know what you think.

Love you,

DAD and Ramona

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Crafts and Lilly - An unending story


Hey everyone. Well, if anyone needs a good craft to keep the kiddos busy here is a fun one. Lilly could seriously be doing crafts all day every day. We did these with toilet paper rolls, paper, printed sheet music, and old baby socks. Cute aren't they.

Oh, and since I didn't ever put this one up, here is our ghost house we did for Halloween, made from tissue boxes, paint, and tissues!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Looking for a Digital Camera?

If any of you are looking for a true all-in-one digital / video camera for Christmas, Costco has one very similar to mine on sale after Thanksgiving. It's easily pocketable, shoot wide angle, 12X telephoto, and 720p high-def movies. It's $50 cheaper at Costco than anywhere on the web.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Ben Watson Clan in VA




I thought it might be fun for everyone back in UT to see our living arrangements.  We are staying at a Candlewood Suites.  The first two months we were in a One-bedroom suite.  It was great; had a large bathroom, a separate bedroom, food storage, 2 closets, and a view of the lake.  Last Monday the hotel gave us the unlucky news that they would be moving us to a Studio suite on the other side.  The hotel has major water damage on that side.  Anyway,  Cole sleeps in the tiny bathroom and Cali sleeps in a homemade fort at night.  You can see my food storage space is under the table.  We laugh about it because our bedroom back home is bigger than our entire living area.  We are one cozy family!  But......we get to go to places like this everday.


 
 
 
Picnic on the beach


This is Buckroe beach.  So much fun. We go there quite a bit.


Hard to resist


Her pictures were just so cute that I could not resist!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

From our primary program

Rachel & Jenna had a starring role in our primary program today. We thought you guys might enjoy seeing their part. (The whole primary sang the 3rd verse with them)

video

Friday, November 6, 2009

HOORAY!!!


It is 100% official. We have brand new neighbors - a man and his wife- grown children. Really liked the peace and quiet of Genola. Many thanks for all of your prayers and the quiet acts of service on our behalf. A ton of thanks to Dad and Ramona for stepping in and finishing off the small details - curtains, backing for the fireplace, cleaning the ovens, the yard..... I could go on and on......
Hopefully life from here will normalize. Whatever THAT is!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Isaacs Fervent Prayer

First. All these dresses are to be imagined with an adorable perfect stylish bolero jacket for modesty. But. . . Ike is out of school with a sore throat today and I took him dress shopping for my dress for the wedding.
Halfway throught the trying on process I heard him prayin in the corner or the dressing room
Dear Heavenly Father, Please Please PLEASE make it so that in my whole whole WHOLE life I never never NEVER have to go dress shopping again! And please help Lincoln have a good day at school.
By the way, the dress I will probably get looks a lot like the green one one top but WITH sleeves!!!! Will miracles ever cease? The answer is NO. Who would have thought?


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Refinery Explosion in Woods Cross

Laila, I just heard about the refinery explosion in Woods Cross- hopefully not near you? Just thought I'd check up on you to make sure you guys were okay...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Grampa Luker passed away early Monday morning. He was 95 years old and had been in poor health, with a large aortic aneurysm threatening his life. He has been living with us since last March. On Saturday evening his aneurysm finally gave way.

Thanks to everyone for your kindness to him. He loved your visits. We are having a family and friends reception at the Russon Mortuary, 250 S 200 East, in Salt Lake, on Sunday evening 5:30 until 7:30. The funeral will be in the 29th Ward Bldg, where Grandma Luker's funeral was (1100 W 500 North) in Salt Lake next Monday at noon. We'd love to see anyone who wants to come and stay for the dinner afterwards.

Love to all. Now we might be able to come see you more often!

Monday, November 2, 2009

tastes like chicken

Embarressment


Today I was headed home from taking Lilly to school. I was on the phone and wasn't paying as much attention as I could have but as much as you normally do in normal traffic. However, anyone who has been here has noticed I live past 2 sets of train tracks. Joshy loves it when I go slow over the train tracks so he can look both ways to see if there are any stopped or slow trains. (See, I was paying attention enough to do this little tradition, even without him asking.) However, when I got close to the train track, the train bell...bing, bing, bing, started. It freaked me out because my front windows were open and it was so loud. I panicked, with the phone still at my ear. Luckily Brent heard all the commotion. Because I panicked I didn't just speed up and race through the intersection, which I would have had plenty of time to do. Nope. I slammed on my brakes instead. That meant I now had to reverse out of the intersection before the train or crossing arm got me. OH, not so lucky! I went into park instead and the arm did indeed come down on the top of the car. That was embarrassing, but then I still had to back up...as the arm slid down, down, down the car. Luckily my car wasn't messed up but I am sure that my antenna didn't appreciate the abuse. All I can say is that I am glad I didn't get smashed by the train! I am sure there is a lesson here to be learned.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fast for Cindy Lynn

Cindy Lynn is in the hospital again at the UofU. We are asking that this weekend when you have the fast that you consider asking for the following for her.

- that she will get better
- that the doctors will figure out what is going on
- that if she needs more than 2 weeks of IVs that the doctors will accept it

Thanks,
Russ

p.s. And a HUGE THANK YOU to Laila for helping her get to the hospital and standing up for her in her time of need.

new favorite picture.

Last night before we delivered the beautiful Kayla to the nursery for a good night of sleep, she decided she was not going softly into that good nursery. I was wicked tired from my ordeal (yes, this is Sam, and I'm comparing the trial of labor to caretaking my beautiful Emily (so that's where sleep deprivation comes from!!!)
So, with a crying baby, i decided i wanted to lay down...
so i did.
And she has never looked so aware, awake, and happy. Yes, boys and girls, This is Daddy's little girl.
She has similiar feelings to her GrandFolks too.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

more pictures, better pictures.










So, Emily is awesome. Here is the baby!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Baby!!! i love the number 42!!!

Kayla Ann Watson






Here she is, Our new beautiful little girl. Biased, i know, but newborns have never been this cute.

And Emily really does look this awesome after the ordeal. We might actually try this again!

Monday, October 26, 2009


Guess who has just turned 8!!!
You are all invited to a baptism/brunch on Halloween - Sat the 31st. 10:30 am. The baptism will be in Santaquin, 90 s. 200 E. at 10:15 am. Brunch at our hose after - let us know if you can come!