Saturday, December 20, 2008


This year for Thanksgiving, we had dinner at my moms the Sunday before. We enjoy being able to enjoy thanksgiving all week long! We played bingo and enjoyed the good food! On Thanksgiving we spent the afternoon at Tyson's moms, eating more wonderful food. It was nice to see all Tyson's siblings as well as Grandma and Grandpa Finch! Uncle Chuck and Jessie even came. We had so much fun laughing at his crazy stories! Later we went to my Dad and Laurie's house. My sister Rachel's extended family came to join in the fun as well as my mom. There was so much good food, I was ready to explode by the end of the day!
I am so grateful for this holiday season when we can remember all the things we can be thankful for, especially The Savior and our wonderful families! My little family is so blessed to have such wonderful people that love us and care for us!
We love you all!
Thank you!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I have Bloggled my Blog!

This company started a website that downloads blogs! Bloggled will also be able to publish your blog to books in the future. I am so excited about this, I have worried about the possibility of loosing my blog form the moment I started blogging. One of the only reasons I ever started a blog was because I found out It was possible to turn it into a book. I am so excited I have the opportunity to have my families memories forever!

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hatch House

The Sunday after Halloween we went to Tyson's moms house for dinner. The boys took their costumes to show grandma. It got a little crazy when everyone else wanted to find a costume. Branson loves to find crazy outfits and create personalities to go with them. This is him with pillow stuffing on the front and back, doing the shake bootee dance!

I love my little Yoda, he has such pretty eyes! I love that Tyson helped me out by sewing the wrinkles on Yoda's forehead!

That Jedi is pretty hot too!

Isaac was so proud of his costume, he still talks about it and wears it all the time.

Isaac and Riley found the camera.

Gotta love grandmas wigs!

Another one of Bransons caricatures!

Monday, December 8, 2008


My sister Rachel found out she is having twin boy's! Now she will have 5 boy's 5 1/2 years and under! This is her 18 week belly shot. I don't think we are related because I look like I am having triplets at 18 weeks!
My dad is a fraternal twin, and yes, that is hereditary.
Tyson is scared!!!

More Halloween

Halloween night we went to the Trunk-or-Treat, then to my dads house.
The boy's had a blast helping Grandma pass out candy!

Tyson and I went to the stake Halloween dance. Tyson was a Jedi and I was supposed to be Princess Amidala, I was wearing Rachel's ball gown with a cloak Laurie gave me. I think we pulled off the Star War them well!

I had to get a picture of Nick. He decided to be Tyson for Halloween! He has the Log Craft outfit, and a "Tyson Munford" name tag.

Isaac and Ethan were so cute trunk-or-treating! We went down the first row of cars, and Ethan wanted to eat every piece of candy he was given. I finally convinced him that if he put it in his bag, we would get more at the next car. By the end of the night he had it down!
Everyone loved Ethan as Yoda and would comment on his costume. Isaac was so upset that he started informing everyone who he was. We would walk up to a car and he would say "Hi I'm Luke Skywalker" before they could say anything to Ethan!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Friends Outside

This is an example of what we have been doing in the mornings the last six months. Our sweet friend Amber and her baby Sterling, helped us decide to go walking in the morning. We started walking at 9:30 every morning. Soon after we had more friends, Elise and her kids Lexie and Emerson, join us. We walk most mornings, but if it gets cold we work out to exercise videos in the club house. Sometimes we even have other friends join us. In the fall we would end our walks at the park and more friends and moms would come out to play. We loved the park in the fall because all the people that had a garden would let us help and the weather was perfect to play! On this day Melodee, Grayson, Erin, Jacob, Jenny, Clair, Amber, Sterling, Elise, Lexie, Emerson, Rachel, Vienna, Lindy, David and Emily came out to play. Brother and Sister Sellers were even in there garden!

Friends from Japan

In September Sister Fujisawa ( a lady Tyson taught on his mission) came to see us. We were so lucky to meet her sister Keiko, daughter Mariko and granddaughter Me (pronounced May). My kids had so much fun playing with them. I amazed with how well Isaac communicated with these sweet sisters. They speak some English, but it isn't easy. Isaac was a chatter box, he didn't care if they talked to him or used had signals, he was in heaven with them here. I was touched to see how nothing stopped Isaac from making instant friends. He didn't understand what they were saying but he did a good job of interpreting for them and making all of us laugh!

Tyson took our friend up to the Unitas (I had to stay home because we didn't have enough seats) The love seeing the beautiful waterfall and scenery. On the way back he stopped at his dad house in Kamas. They had a blast riding four-wheelers all over his property. The highlight of the day was when they got out dad's guns. In Japan not every police officers carry guns. Tyson always says the mafia carries samurai swards. So when Tyson decided they should go shooting, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. They had never held a gun let alone shot one! Tyson was surprised how well Keiko was able to shoot!

On the way ,Tyson stopped at one of the houses he designed.
Fujisawa is the only member of the church. She wanted to take her sister and daughter to see Temple Square. It was amazing to hear the sister missionaries and Tyson explaining everything in Japanese.
I am so grateful for the many blessings we still receive from Tyson choosing to go on a mission. I am also grateful these sisters take the time to come see us and enrich our lives!

Work Party

Back in September, we had another amazing Log Craft work party. Log Craft has such a fun group of people, we laugh till we cry!
I love the picture of Ethan, he loves his chocolate cake!

A long time ago....

It has been so long since I took pictures off my camera! So be ready for a lot of pictures in the next week!
I don't even know where to start with this post. We had a girls night out in my ward. The top pictures are of Lisa's "shake your head and take a picture of it" game. I am so glad I don't have one of me!
The other pictures are of Mel, wondering what it would be like as a brunet.
It was a fun night!

Friday, November 21, 2008


As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot...anything you remember! Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty cool (and funny) to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


This year for Halloween we decided to do a Star War theme. I was Padme, Tyson was Obi Wan, Isaac was Luck Skywalker and Ethan was Yoda.
We spent the week before Halloween sick and making costumes!
Our ward Trunk or Treat was fun this year, I wish I was able to see more friends and their costumes. There are so many kids it is hard to see everyone. Mom was able to come and see us at the trunk or treat.
After the trunk or treat we went and visited Dad and Laurie, the kids stole all their candy!
The next night I went with Tyson to the Stake Ball. We had a lot of fun but it was sad (and surprising) that we were the only ones from our ward.


I've been tagged!!

TV Shows I like to watch:
1. Anything on Fox News
2. The Biggest Loser Sometimes
3. Grey's Anatomy Sometimes
4. Anything on CNN
5. History Channel
6. Oprah if it is any good
7. ER
8. CSI shows

Restaurants I like to eat at:
1. Sushi House
2. Bombay House
3. Wendy's
4. Tucanos
5. Bajio/Cafe Rio
6. Dell Taco
7. Papa Murphys
8. Asian Buffet

Things that happened today:
1. Cleaned my house
2. Went to an HOA financial meeting to increases the HOA dues:(
3. Had Visiting Teachers over.
4. Tyson came home from a three day job in Wyoming.
5. It is my day to make dinner for my wonderful neighbor I trade meals with:)
6. Went to the store
7. Hung out with Tyson and my boy's.
8. Will go to R.S. Activity Night.

Things that I am looking forward to:
1. Christmas with family
2. Going to Hawaii in July
3. Hopefully getting pregnant in July.
4. My sister having her twins
5. Isaac and Ethan's Birthdays!
6. Having a home someday, but I'm not looking forward to ever moving away from my ward:(
7. Going to Joseph with family for Christmas tree's
8. Harry Potter Movie

Things on my wish list:
1. Tyson to get his engineering stamp.
2. Moving to Heber
3. Getting all our food storage
4. To not be in debt to anyone
5. Someone else to do my Christmas Shopping
6. To be able to run a mile everyday without me knee going out.
7. To someday become a nurse or a doula.
8. For my family and friends to be happy and healthy.

People I am tagging:
2. Amy
3. Rachel
4. Mel
5. Natalie
6. Carol
7. Mom
8. Dusty

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Thanks Heather

Another wonderful article my sister wrote for the U Of U Republican Paper.

Sarah Palin and Motherhood (America needs a mother) by Heather Berg

The recent negative coverage of Sarah Palin is a direct reflection of the negative image of motherhood today. There is this overwhelming mentality that a mother of several children is incapable and crippled in a way. Burdened, weighed down, unqualified. Notice the first attacks against Sarah consisted of McCain’s “irresponsibility” and her “incapability” to play the role in government that she so desires. Just as there is racism and sexism, is there a word to describe the animosity, intolerance, indifference towards and lack of even decent acknowledgment of mothers? The immediate questioning of their intelligence, experience, and judgment is a sure reaction from mainstream media—and Sarah has undoubtedly exposed them through simply playing her role of mother. I mean honestly, who in their right mind would have five children? One of which she welcomed into the world knowing he had downs-syndrome. Who in their sanity would do such a thing? Never mind these are the people who raise up humanity as we know it, or who are the most compassionate members of society as a whole. And never mind the fact that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. And people want to know if she can handle being the vice-President of the United States? She holds generations in her hands every day, raises them, teaches them, loves them, makes them who they are and the filthy media has the “audacity” to question her abilities? If this isn’t making sense to you, please, evaluate your image of mothers and their capabilities. Evaluate yourself.

Now I love Sarah Palin for many reasons. Those who know me know I’m a fan. But beyond the reasons mentioned, I love her because everywhere I look I see mothers whose faces light up when the subject of Sarah is introduced into a conversation. Finally, a common-place mother of five to represent them. They never thought they’d see the day. Someone like them, who embraces femininity over feminism, who wears a burp rag with pride as this is her role and her honor. Someone who thinks that holding a baby on her shoulder doesn’t make her any less capable. That taking care of many children doesn’t make her ignorant, sheltered or “stupid.” Of all the cries in our nation about underrepresentation, lack of credit towards types of individuals, and negative epithets, mothers cry the least although they have every right not to. And why don’t they? Because they’re mothers, they’re the ones who have to mop up the mess when other people cry and there’s a lot of mopping to do these days. Mothers don’t even get the acknowledgment from media in the least that they are being slandered. And quite frankly, I do not see mothers even trying to throw a tantrum over the fallacies against them because they’re so used to taking care of tantrums.

I’m not a mother yet but I feel for Sarah Palin. She's a fierce, brave, yet compassionate woman who isn't afraid to stand for what she believes is right weather or not it is well liked. You could say that she has a mother's intuition. How is the media so sure that a mother in office will fail? We've never had one if I recall. If there is someone out there whose intuition, integrity, honesty and good-nature I trust most, it's a mother. She is someone who has had plenty of experience knowing how to grab someone by the scruff of their neck and set them in their place when they need it. She’s a mother. In person she holds a reputation for a warm presence and a kind demeanor admitted by even her harshest critics. She’s a mother. She can make an uptight crowd laugh and loosen up. She’s a mother. She can make her opponents laugh as she pokes fun jokes at them over a podium. She’s a mother. Her demeanor is comfortable and anything but shrill. She’s a mother. She makes you feel at home while watching her speak. She’s a mother. I don’t care if you do not like her policies. But give her the credit for who she is, more than the person running for office. It’s time that Sarah Palin and those hero’s in society like her gain a little more appreciation and respect in this disgusting world. Perhaps the lack of societies ability to honor motherhood and mothers is the reason we have all the problems we hold today.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008


I don't think I have ever been a great scripture reader. I read them before I got married, in seminary and on my own, but I don't think I ever fully understood how wonderful they are.
I loved reading scriptures after Tyson and I married , but I had a hard time remembering to read them everyday.
A little while ago I started reading D&C and wanted to make sure I was reading them more often. I found scriptures online at It is wonderful! It has all the cross references highlighted, so when you click on it you see everything at once! I put the link up on my toolbar, when you do that it puts a wonderful picture of Christ next to it, to remind you to read everyday!
Now in the morning I can get lost in the scriptures before the kids wake up, or if I don't get to it, I have a reminder looking at me when I get online.
I finished reading D&C and was amazed how much looking at the cross references enhanced my reading. I am so grateful for this new tool, even though I might not be perfect at reading all the time, it has helped me a lot to find time for my spiritual well being.
I hope if someone else out there wants to find a way to get lost in the scriptures more, this will be of help to you!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Family Pictures

I have been wanting to take some family pictures for a long time. We don’t have any professional pictures of Ethan and I have been feeling so bad. The funny thing is that Isaac didn’t have any professional pictures of him taken, until he was the same age Ethan is now.

About six months ago, I was sitting with my friend Amy having fun watching the kids play. She was enjoying taking pictures of my kids, and I loved how she was capturing their personalities with her picture taking abilities. I asked her if she would ever be willing to take family pictures for us and she was excited to take some. So six month later I started thinking about getting pictures taken and called her up and left a message to call me. She called back and left a message saying “remember when we talked about taking pictures? I would still love to!” Talk about mind reading!

After having a fun time(in some ways), taking pictures with Amy. This is the work of art Amy made out of my family!! Wahoo!!! I love all the pictures, they capture us so well. Thank you Amy!!

Why I am voting Democrat! Ha Ha!

I had to post this, I found it on Heather's blog. She is my sister and the Republican Chair for the University of Utah.

Why I am voting Democrat!

I'm voting Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending MY MONEY than I would. I think when you spread the wealth around it is good for everybody! It's Patriotic!

I'm voting Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. All profits are evil and should be confiscated for Government Redistribution.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe that MORE Government regulations and higher taxes on Business will stop Business from exporting their jobs to Countries with LESS Government regulations and lower taxes.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe terrorists should be allowed to have trials in American courts. And be able to subpoena top secret documents, soldiers, government officials, etc. to cross examine for their defense. They should have ACLU lawyers who can help intimidate Americans who serve on the juries!

I'm voting Democrat because I believe Gay Marriage should be the law of the land and will probably produce better children.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe English should not be the official language of the United States. I don't mind pushing one for English when I use the phone.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe partial birth abortion is okay but water boarding a terrorist is disgusting.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe having a domestic terrorist like Bill Ayers as a close friend is a good thing. It allows for great relations with foreign terrorists.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe in a FREE government health care system. I believe doctors, nurses, hospitals, drug companies, etc. will gladly donate their time, products, services, facilities, etc. for FREE and that will be a better system.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe in and support trial lawyers, frivolous lawsuits and outrageous jury verdicts.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe 9/11 was an inside job to con the American people to go to war for oil.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe social security is solvent and that there is a social security lock box and I don't believe social security is a Ponzi scheme.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe MOST AMERICANS are bitter and cling to their guns and religion. Let's rid our country of guns and religion!

I'm voting Democrat because I believe illegal aliens deserve all the rights of ordinary Americans plus some additional rights Americans do not have.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe corporations should pay higher taxes! I believe higher taxes on business will make the price of their products and services LESS EXPENSIVE.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe groups like ACORN who register felons, drug addicts, wino's, homeless drifters, illegal aliens, dead people, children, fictional Disney characters, etc. makes my vote count more.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe celebrating the winter solstice shows compassion for the small minority of people that do not celebrate Christmas.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe hard core criminal murders and rapists deserve life and that the innocent unborn deserve death. It's a choice I can live with.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe Bush caused Hurricane Katrina and he blew-up the levies in the ninth ward of New Orleans.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe that any one who is not partaking in one of the many wonderful government programs obviously has too much money and should pay higher taxes.

I'm voting Democrat because when we pull out of Iraq the terrorists will be happy and now think of us as good people.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe our soldiers are AIR RAIDING villages and killing innocent people.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe sex in the Oval Office with an intern is a private matter and that everybody lies under oath about sex.

I'm votin Demokrat becuse I wus edumkated at a publick sckrool. I lik da Natsionel Edukatshun Assoseeashun!

I'm voting Democrat because freedom of speech is fine as long as it does not offend people. Can't we all just get along?

I'm voting Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits are wrong. I believe higher taxes on oil companies will produce lower prices at the pump.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe we need to rid ourselves of dependency on foreign oil, BUT I AM AGAINST offshore drilling for oil and natural gas, drilling in Anwar, building nuclear power plants and clean coal technology.

And finally, I'm voting Democrat because I believe Reverend Wright when he said "GODDAMN AMERICA" and "OUR CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST". Hey let's make a comfortable nest for those chickens!

Why are you voting Democrat?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Day at the Park

Back in August ( has it been that long?) we had Sunday dinner at the park to celebrate my nephews birthdays.

It was a fun evening of dinner, swings and baseball!

Pretty sisters, having fun watching the kids play.

All the boys playing on the swings, it was so pretty that day.

Ethan and Owen cramming their faces full of food. Owen went for the heather option.

All the family having fun. Tyson and Beau having fun with the camera. I shouldn’t try to get a picture, this is what always happens when I try. Thanks guys!

Allen’s but, and everyone enjoying Rachel’s wonderful cupcakes.