Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gift Exchange?

Are we doing a Watson family gift exchange?

Just wondering.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Why some of us never sing in public

Why do some Watsons NEVER sing in public?  

We are AFRAID we really might sound like THIS!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dad spotted in Kentucky!

Dad and Ramona stopped by on their way back to Utah. Dad got to hold Cal for a little bit. I showed him how Cal bounces every chance he gets. Any time you pick him up he starts to jump up and down, since he was an infant. I asked dad if he had ever seen that before. He casually said, "Not since you were that age". It is amazing what passes through to our children!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hey Family!

Just wanted to tell you that I was thinking about you, and blogged about it over on my blog.

love you all,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Finally, a picture!!!!

Payson Utah Temple
Groundbreaking on October 8, 2011
Only 7 minutes from my house - Yippie!!!!!

 What an awesome blessing to have one so very close
What an awesome responsibility and privilege


Monday, August 15, 2011

Jason Updates

And in case you haven't heard, we are posting his missionary letters here

My Life Is Jason

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Jason is IN!

Well, in case you haven't heard we have a missionary--Jason entered the MTC at 1:10 MST yesterday afternoon.

If anyone is interested in writing to him, you can send him mail at the MTC with this address:

Elder Jason Ray
MTC Box 296 Leave Date 10/10
2005 North 900 East
Provo, UT 84604

Or you can send it for free through, you just have to know his box number and leave date.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


My impulse is to apologize for this post upfront, but I have to resist that impulse, be brave, and post it anyway. I'm a terrible salesperson, and I hope you all don't think I'm using the family blog for personal gain. But, as many of you know, my dad recently fought a brave battle against lymphoma and carcinoma, and just today I heard from my sister that my grandmother's cancer has spread. As you all know, I have a mother-in-law I never had the opportunity to meet. Many, many of my good friends and family members have been deeply affected by a cancer diagnosis. The frustration over this disease has led me to try to think of some way—any way—I can help.

Enter Pelotonia. Since his remission, my dad has raised thousands of dollars for cancer research by participating in Pelotonia, a grassroots cycling tour, to support Ohio State University’s research efforts to end cancer.

So this year, on August 20, 2011, I’ve decided to join him.

My participation in the 2011 Pelotonia provides me with an opportunity to do something to help make a positive difference for those diagnosed with cancer today and far into the future.

Please join me in this unique opportunity to be part of something truly great. ANY contribution, large or small, to help me reach my goal of $1,800.00 would be awesome. Together, we can help improve lives through innovations in research with the ultimate goal of winning the war against cancer.

This is not a donation to me or even the university, but a 100% tax-deductible contribution to cancer research at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

So, if you can in any way support me, please access my Pelotonia profile on line by clicking on the link below. From there, click on the orange “Donate to My Ride” box and follow the prompts.

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this important cause. Any support you can provide by Saturday, August 20, 2011, will be appreciated more than you know.



Rider ID AW0018

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Did Ben write this????

Just wondering if our brother, BEN, wrote the add for this on KSL........

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Maybe we can make this guy an honorary member of our blog because his name is so cool!

Anybody out there?

Well, if nobody else has anything cute to share, maybe I'll put up the picture Brent put on facebook this morning!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

For Freeeee?

Just in case you had a hankering.  I know it is not officially sisters night out, but this is a deal, especially if you make sure to follow it by CAKE!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Brent is crazy!!!!

As crazy as he is, and as scary (and exhausting) as it was to climb this steep sand mountain in the dark the night before - the kids and the adults surely loved it!  It also made for some really fun video!!!
We have documented the fact that we are, indeed, a superior race.  
Or maybe just insane.  The first set of buns in long khaki shorts in this video 
is Dad.  71 years old.  Climbing every bit as well as we did.  He made it clear to the top
and did not have the heart attack.  Thank goodness!!!!

This one is my favorite though - Crazy Sand People!!!
Let's just say that some members in our family are much much more 
adventurous than others!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

We Miss the Rest of You!

Just want you to know that we're thinking of you, and wishing you were here too!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pictures from Laila's

First of all, Laila and I learned why they take newborn pictures when babies are, well, newborns!

Fortunately we did get a few good pictures.  First Preston:

And then Noah.  Who was not in such a good mood.

And then everyone together!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Utah County communities prepares for ‘imminent' flooding -

Utah County communities prepares for ‘imminent' flooding -

I'll say it has been one of the strangest weekends ever, culminating with the news being here today. I sure wish this was the end of it, but with the weather warming up, I think this is only the beginning!

I think I can safely blame Jeff - he recommended such a fantastic camera to Bob for me that I could not help but submit some photos to the news.  Maybe it was just a slow news day?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

     What started out as a facebook photo change ended up turning into a very beautiful tribute. 

      We were urged to change our profile picture to a one of our mother to honor her for mother's day.  So many people said beautiful things, I had to put them on for everyone. 

Happy early Mother's Day!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Pictures for Dad

Noah thinking about Easter while enjoying Grandpa's blanket

Preston dreaming about Easter while enjoying Grandpa's blanket

Ahhh, so comfy!

Friday, April 8, 2011

John says, as I am drooling over this picture
of Laila's boys.....

"Mother, it is not ok to get high over pictures of babies"

I resemble that statement

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cal 4/5/2011

Cal continues to grow, here is a picture before he went to the hospital and several from today.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How Cal Prefers To Be Fed

Cal has taken it upon himself to teach Jake the proper method to bottle feed. He is now 2 months and is over 10 pounds.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

videos of our new boys! Sorry Brent is naked

Showing off the cute boys!

Noah's pictures didn't turn out nearly as good as Preston's, but he is still adorable

Preston getting the smooch face

Preston looking very handsome

Preston again

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Babies, Babies, Everywhere!

Babies, Babies Everywhere!!!

     Mom and Dad used to tell an old story.  And since I am the author of the post,
I will also start out as the subject.  At the age of 2 years and 6 days, I was sent to stay 
with Aunt Diane.  I adored her.  My memories all involve chocolate chip cookies baked 
and eaten at her house.  I surely did not mind the spoiling I got there.  
     A few days later, Aunt Diane brought me home to not one baby filled bassinet, but two. 
I stood, mouth gaping, wide eyed trying to figure out what I was seeing.  Then I began to run
from cradle to cradle saying "Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby"  until Mom quickly grew tired,
handed me back to Aunt Diane and asked if she could possibly take me back home. 

Fast forward 39 years - I have a fantastic sister in law, Jenny.
We hit it off just right, but I have never known quite why.  
Until last night.

     We had the fantastic good fortune to see Laila's new babies in the NICU in 
Salt Lake City.  They were kept in their own rooms which REALLY bothered Jenny. 
As we looked at Preston, her mind turned to Noah, as we looked at Noah, her mind 
turned back to Preston.  I know she may not have been saying Baby, Baby, Baby, 
Baby as she walked briskly from room to room. 

But I KNOW she was thinking it!!!!!
 Big Ole Preston's little ole foot

 Creative Binky Keeper inner

 Noah - Already opening his eyes and trying to figure
out how to take over the world

 Noah - None too happy with the motion!


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Silly kids

So Amber and I took a nice Sunday nap today only to wake up with matching copies of these emails in our inboxes. All emails were addressed from me and to me. Apparently Elaina figured out how to use Mail app on the iPad I am testing for work.

Email #1

What Elaina wants for her B-Day!
> Kindle/nook
> Cell phone ( iPhone?)
> Aqua/light blue bike
> DSi points
> NO SWIM TEAM!!!! >:()
> Webkinz (mouse, dragon, or Mazin' Hamster
> TV in my room ;)
> Sleepover w/ Savannah & Lee Anne
> BIG B-day cake
> other enjoyable things
Sent from my iPad

Email #2

Just so you can ponder and think about what I want in 2 months!
Sent from my iPad

Email #3

So just converse with mom about this matter. She got a list too.
Sent from my iPad

What a funny girl!


Callis is gaining weight like he should. Kate and Jake are both enjoying feeding and taking care of him.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

BIG NEWS, of the 2nd baby Variety.

Were EXPECTING!!!!!! and we thought you all should know. Pictures to come. Due date on Addie 2.0 August 30th. We love you guys and Addie has been such a pleasure we decided its time to kick this up a notch. Love you guys. Jeremy and Maria.

In other news:
We are asking if this coming Fast Sunday if you guys would fast for Addie. Her surgery will be March 17. The doctor says there is a possibility she will need another but if we could keep it to one we would like that.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Cole, Cal, tomato, tomato

The hearth might be dirty
And there are toys on the floor
The child who swept the night before may, in fact
have been blind

But for a moment
there is sheer happiness

Because I adore these boys
who make things dirty
who leave toys on the floor
and who have not learned to sweep well

Today, I am counting my blessings!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We figured it out

We finally figured out how to get lots and lots of time with Dad & Ramona, and it has been SO MUCH FUN!

Find a new allergy treatment in your town for Dad that requires multiple visits.  Offer them a bed and food.  It's been so great!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Diet Soda Study

I don't know why I though this was so funny but I watched it like 30 times and couldn't stop laughing... I mean, did she not know the camera was there???

Monday, February 7, 2011

For those of you who didn't know Cal (and parents) spent 4+ days at the UK hospital where Cal received IV fluids for dehydration, Billi lights for jaundice and many many heel pricks for blood tests. He also had some swelling around his neck that the docs never identified. The experience was less than enjoyable for all involved. We were released Thursday afternoon. Cal has been gaining weight, eating, sleeping and doing his other business as he should. He sleeps a great deal which we had always heard about but never experienced. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!