Monday, May 11, 2015


Mother's Day was beautiful this year! I enjoyed the early morning church with my family, the wonderful nap (I'm not going to tell you the length), and visiting quickly with my mom. I wish we would have had time to visit more, but we will make time soon for that.

The kids and Brandon got me a couple of new pairs of earrings (that I picked out - hehe) and a $50 visa gift card to use on my lunches and everything when I am in Idaho Falls. It was so very sweet of them to think of me!

I love knowing that I am a mother and have influence over these 3 sweet kiddos. It's so great to have a forever family! Love them!

(Dawson just kills me and was ruining the pictures!!! Agh!)

Sunday, May 10, 2015


This sweetie is one year old! I just can't believe that a year ago, we received a text message on Mother's Day (the day after she was born) to let us know that the litter of 5 made it safely and that they were all doing so well.

Shortly thereafter, we made a trip to pick the fur ball. And right after the 4th of July, we brought her home. It has been a crazy year, but we have loved having a dog. The kids still are helping and doing a fair amount with her, which is great.

For her birthday (and Mother's Day), we let her have a bunch of chicken and then also a rib. I think that she is so spoiled!

We love our Echo bear!!!

Friday, April 24, 2015


For my birthday, I received money so that I could get my hair done. It was great and I really love how it turned out! Main changes are bangs, 5 inches off the bottom, and a red/strawberry blonde color added in with the light. I've had some many compliments and even a couple people at Austin Kade ask me if this is my natural hair because it is so believable. Others knew that something was different but just couldn't put their finger on it. I love it! Thank you to my Mom, Kathy, and Amanda for doing an amazing job!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


We have some smart kids in the Jolley household! Kate rocked it by earning 100 AR points (these are points taken for reading comprehension on books she has read). Congrats Kate!!!

Mrs. Page always congrats them with a giant hershey's candybar. She was SO excited!

School has also taken over my life. The past two week were spent studying anatomy and physiology, which is not my forte. However, I studied a lot and the studying paid off big time. I received 100%! The only 100% in my class!

I love learning and will definitely miss it when I graduate!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


I loved getting this picture and seeing her before and after picture of her bite and smile. It looks so good. She has grown a lot but she still looks the same too! The main problem that you can't see as well was her severe overbite. It looks so good now! I love this girl! She is beautiful!

Friday, April 10, 2015


 Spring pictures are here of these two! They turned out really good!!!

Dawson - 5th grade

Kate - 2nd grade

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Our first year with our newest baby is almost to a close! I can't believe that she is 11 months old already. Echo is a digger, but she is super sweet and likes to play a lot! Our kids still are loving her and still cleaning up her poop in the backyard. I feel like she has been so great for our family. I still sneeze at her every once and awhile, but overall my allergies are doing pretty good.

Here are a couple of "cute" pictures that we hope you enjoy!!!

Sleeping stretched out

Looking out the window!

"Am I in trouble?" face

One of my favorite pictures
Echo always tilts her head for pictures
She is SO photogenic

Totally just hanging out in crate - with her head on a ball

Another head tilt!

After a bath - you can tell how skinny she is!

Playing with one of her besties - Rue

After her last grooming!

Isn't she so cute?

She is now approximately 21 pounds and the cutest furball that we know! She excited to celebrate her 1 year birthday! It will be fun!!!