Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Oh Boy!

Tanner John Winnie
May 28, 2008
1:52 p.m.
7 lbs 10 oz
21 inches
Such a cute little baby!
Long story short... in labor all night, Dr. appt early morning,
sent me straight to the hospital, epidural didn't work, got really sick,
baby wasn't getting oxygen, baby born, such a cutie, enjoying the moment, 
baby turned blue, nurse took baby away, next thing I knew baby was in intensive care.
Tanner spent the next three days in a oxygen tent, with tubes up his nose, 
needles in his hand, then, foot, then finally in his head, where he couldn't pull it out!
Tanner with his big brother Brandon.
Blessing day July 7 1985
The day Tanner got the nickname Trapper!
(Grandpa forgot his name, & when he was blessing the food
he said... we are so thankful for Trapper John, ha ha so funny!)
Also, this was the day Brandon's wife Robyn was born.
(little did Brandon know his future wife was on her way, when
this photo was taken.) 
3 months old

First Christmas
 One year old
Tanner loved to make messes!
This is one of his favorites, emptying all of the
shampoo & conditioner over everything, and rubbing it all around.
This one is at least cleaner than his favorite mess, which was,
playing with the ashes in the fireplace!

Second Christmas. Look at that face!
This is where Tanners loving pop started.
On a hot summer day in Saint George!
I promise its NOT a Dr. Pepper!

 Ho Ho Ho
Tanner loves Christmas. He likes to open his presents really slow,
to make them last a really long time.
Love the acid washed jeans.

Tanner wanted to be a Care Bear when he grew up.

3rd Christmas
Trying to get a picture for Christmas cards, 
Tanner wouldn't hold still. He loved fires.
( He is excited for those ashes to burn down so he can make a mess!)

5 years old
Halloween Tanners favorite holiday. NOT! For some strange reason, 
Tanner has never really liked Halloween. When he was little never liked to dress up,
& when he did, he wouldn't put the on the full costume.
(notice the care bear costume, no head piece, & I had to give him 
the sucker just to get him to put it on!)
A bunch of crazies!  
Tanner & Brandon sporting their M C Hammer pants!
(you gotta love the 90's)

Swimming in Saint George, awwww such good memories!

Playing in the snow with Amy & Austin.
Cliff jumping in Lake Powell.

Tube wars at Lake Powell.

Surfing in Hawaii!
So many good memories, Tanner it has been a life full of fun.
You make our family so much sweeter!
I wish we could go back and do it all again, I would savor every moment!
Happy Birthday, I Love you more than you know!
Love you forever, MOM : D

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Have you ever met one of those people that just seem to have their act together. They’re always smiling; they’re well like by everyone that meets them. In fact, when you're there friend, it’s usually for life. They seem to be able to do everything, and everything they decide to do is not just 100%, but 200 %. They seem to be oozing with talents and abilities. Besides that, they’re very practical and rarely ever complain, at least out loud.

To top it off they look amazing. In fact, the older they get, the better they look.  How can that be?

You can't look at a person like this without feeling  admiration for the kind of person they are. Even when they are in pain and not feeling well, you rarely see it in the expression of their face.

They are one of those people that are fun to observe, especially when they are in their zone. Their ability to stay focused, and actually create what they think about is really quite amazing.

How would you like to have the privilege of being married to a person like this? Well, I am. On May 21st it will be 29 years of life full of glitter. When I say glitter, I really mean it. It usually shows up on face or clothing on a daily basis. That what happens when you are married to a cute consultant.

Live hasn't been easy. We have had our share of struggles and ups and downs of life. That's how it's suppose to be, but it has always been wonderful.

Linda, I want you to know how much I love you. I cherish our life together, wherever the journey takes us. There is not a day that goes by that I don't thank my Heavenly Father for the blessing of having you in my life. Because of you becoming a mother, I became a father and grandpa, and you became the sexiest grandma I know.

Thank you for making me a better person than I could have ever been able to become without you. To me that’s priceless.

Happy Mother Day to the best wife and mother to our children a man could ever have.

Love forever,



            Happy mothers day!!! I hope you have the best mothers day ever! Thank you so much for everything you have ever done! I know how stressed you get when I am always bugging you about dance stuff and that but I’m sorry. Thanks for always being there when I needed you and always bringing my things that I left to school and checking me out to eat something when I didn’t pack a lunch. What would I do if you couldn’t come get me? Thanks for driving me to dance almost every day and also to all the competitions and conventions, but most of all thanks for being the greatest mom anyone could ask for! I love you so so so so much!! Love,

                                                        Amy May Yam


I love you Mom, you are the best mom in the world and nobody can do anything about it! Thank you for EVERYTHING!!! You do anything to make me happy, so for today I will do anything for you to make you happy! Thanks for all of the trips we go on, and DINNER! You make the best dinner in the whole wide world! And thanks for letting me play soccer and supporting me! Thanks Mom you are truly the best and I would not want any mom besides you! I LOVE YOU! A TON!

Love, Austin

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Boy oh Boy it's a GIRL!

Courtney Brooke Winnie
April 25, 1988
5:46 p.m.
8 lb. 5 0z.
20 inches

They say if it rains on your wedding day it means good luck.
This must be true when having a baby,
because it rained the day Courtney was born,
 I felt like I was the luckiest mom to lucky to get this little GIRL!

I could tell from the second she was born, that she was a sweetie,
the pink bow looked so pretty in all that dark hair, & after my first
two babies were boys, I made sure she always had the bow in her hair.
The nurses kept asking me if my husband was Indian.
Hummm I wonder why?

Pretty in pink.

Baby Ballerina
Halloween 1988

One year old

1st Birthday

As you can tell, Courtney loved her baby dolls.
She also LOVED her blankie from Grandma Atwood,
& she still does, she said..."it makes me so happy."

Working on her tan.
Courtney has gorgeous skin, that browns 
beautiful in the summer. (lucky girl.)

2 years old.
You can tell by this picture what a happy little girl
Courtney was, and she still is always so happy!

3 years old

3rd birthday.
Surprise it's a kitty!
She opened her present to find a kitten inside, she was so surprised,
and so excited! Look at that face. :D
She had Jazzy for 16 years.

Having fun with her big brothers!
She is lucky to have 2 big brothers who love her and look after her so much.

4 years old
Look at all that hair!

5th birthday

Hey, Hey, playmate come out and play with me,
& bring your dollies three, climb up my apple tree.
Courtney Loved playing house,
she is going to make a great mom someday.

7th birthday
Courtney with her best friend, & cousin Karli,
these two were together non stop, they are more like sisters.
Well since their moms are identical twins, they are considered 1/2 sisters.

There's no place like home.
Courtney filled our home with so much joy,
we can't imagine what it would be like without her.


Little Red Riding Hood
Courtney always loved to dress up, she still does!

Courtney is such a sweet big sister to Amy & Austin,  
she was the baby of the family for almost 7 years, 
so she was very excited to become a big sister.
 She is like their second mom.

7 years old.

Happy happy girl!

12 years old
Happy Birthday, to my beautiful baby girl who is now 21. 
You will always be my sweet baby girl. 
I love you to the moon and back!
Love, Mom : )

Thursday, April 2, 2009

spring is...

Spring is Mother Natures way of saying...  
Lets Party!
Text Color
 Hey Mother Nature did you know?
SPRING is supposed to look like this?
Not this!
Can you please get over winter, 
and move on to Spring?

so we can...
P A R T Y !