Monday, March 28, 2011


Wow!!!! I just haven't been keeping up with this blogging thing!!! Nor many other things that I am supposed to be involved in these days :) But I have been thinking a lot about family lately and I just want to write some things.

I am so grateful that Heavenly Father has this wonderful plan in which we are given families!!!! I know that I was sent to my wonderful family because they were the best examples for me to learn and grow from! I know I have been blessed with Joe, Joey, Layla and Rex because I am the best example for them to learn and grow from. Every day I am challenged with obstacles and trials to develop from. I look to my wonderful family for guidance. Thankful for their experiences and their words of counsel that they love me enough to share with me.
After seeing John and Amanda married and their sweet young love I am inspired to recommit myself to my sweet Cool's and to prove to them how wonderful it is to be their wife, mother!!!
Since being able to spend time with my family that I am not able to see on a day to day basis, I am grateful that I am able to be associated with them and was blessed to be born into the Stephenson/Lefler groups! I love that I am able to walk into their open arms and feel of the love they have for me. I am grateful for brothers and sisters who love me and who genuinely care. Who are able to be called upon for any reason and who have got my back!
So, I hope that I have or will repay all of the love and adoration that I have felt from all of my family. Just really grateful today for family!!! Too bad life sometimes gets in the way! Love you all!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

One Spooky Halloween!

Princess Cinder"layla" Bride! How sweet is she?

The Grim Reaper!

I hope I never meet this SCARY guy!

Layla's preschool friends!

Layla and her carpool buddy Luke... He is so cute! He carries her backpack for her. What a gentleman!

Wow! I have been way out of touch with blogging lately! When I have the time...I sleep these days! Anyways, here are some spooky pictures of the kids from their halloween parties at school. We spent actual halloween at Disneyland and had a blast (pics will follow...?). Layla was Cinderella Bride and Joey was the Grim Reaper. Rex did dress up as Charlie Brown at disney but I still need to upload the pics. We hope you all enjoyed your tricks and had lots of treats!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Layla's first day of preschool

My sweet angel face... It's her first day of preschool for this year. She was excited to wear this outfit and go to play with her many friends that will be in school with her. I think she is the most beautiful girl I have ever seen! She is such a sweet and helpful girl. It is so fun to watch her grow!
I just LUV this girl!

Monday, August 30, 2010

First Day of School

Well the day is finally here!!! My firstborn has started school. He is excited I know but trying to be cool. We walked him to school as a family and spent too much time taking pics and he wasn't able to play on the playground, so he was upset bout not playing. He made sure to look around to check if anyone was watching before he gave us a kiss(silly boy). He sits just across from the teacher and I told him that "that's where the teacher puts her biggest helpers". I am so excited for him and all of the experiences he will have over the next 12years, also a bit scared. We are proud parents of a kindergartener (and a preshcooler, and a baby) today;)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I LUV this baby!

Look at this adorable beans and all! He has brought so much joy and laughter into our lives! We love watching him discovering all the new and wonderful things! He is such a funny baby, he loves to be tickled and for me to sing him the "Rex the dinosaur" song. He is just about to crawl so here are some pics of his progress

Here I go mom... are you watching?

I think I can, I think I can

I'm such a BIG boy!

I always wanted a blue eyed baby and since Rex was born Joe just knew those blue eyes were going to go brown... so we bet and I've won, cause that cutie bootie has blue eyes. (hope they stay)

Sunday, June 27, 2010


so i cant figure out how to publish one post with multiple pics and write a little tidbit under them like y'all do. can anyone tell me how?
sorry the last post didnt go in order...see my prob?
partygoers hanging in and partyin til mom told them it was time to get out! i love those little faces!