About Me

Marcus and I have been married 12 years. We live in Lake Forest Ca where we just bought our last house and love it! We have three adorable yet active children. Overall we are a typical LDS family.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sleep Over at Grandma's

Last weekend my Mother in Law had my kids come out with their cousins (Todd's Kids) for a one night sleepover. I dropped them off Friday afternoon and we picked them up Saturday night. They had so much fun and were seriously so excited for this sleepover. I think the anticipation for this event was better then Christmas. Who knew.
Saturday my Mother in Law and Brittni and Danique took the kids to a water park near their house in Corona. They had a great time with their cousins

Keri and Isaac best friends and cousins

Scarlett and Ally best friends and cousins

Rock on Baby

I think Kevin was shooting Michael Todd

Paxman kids minus a few

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bailee Jaine

Here is the newest member of our family Bailee Jaine daughter of my brother Jeff and his wife Brittany. She was born at 12:06 in the morning on July 22nd.
7lbs. 7oz. 18 1/2 inches long

Big Sister Brydee and Bailee they are so cute!!

Brittany, Brydee, and Bailee the Davey Girls!! Love it

I have to say I am so excited to go visit them and hold the baby. I wish they lived closer Imiss the kids a ton. They are so cute and funny. Love you guys!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Famous Kitchen

Today Marcus was talking with a co -work who was telling him about a seminar he went to last night with our Realtor. He said that there was a guy there talking about Kitchen remodling when all of a sudden a picture of our kitchen shows up. Our Realtor says to the friend hey I just sold that house to Marcus and Stacey. Sure enough he went up to the guy after and it was our kitchen. Apparently the Remodlint company A Plus Kitchen didn't know the house was sold and made a comment about having permission to take people through the house at any time to show off the work. Our Realtor quickly said that the house was sold to us and we have three kids so probably not a good idea. Can you imagine someone showing up with me in the shower and Isaac letting them in to take a look. WOW. Anway if you are interested follow the link and check out picture # 22 (thanks Grandma) http://www.aplushomeimprovements.com/Orange-County-Kitchen-Pictures-1.html We thought it was pretty funny and told the kids we had a famous kitchen =)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Till We Meet Again

As I previously posted my sweet sister in law and dear friend Natalie has passed on. As some of you have experienced before me the loss of someone you are close to, you knowthe pain and sorrow of missing them. She was truly the sweetest person I ever met. She was loving and kind to everyone. She was one of the few people who would watch Scarlett for me when she was a baby. Natalie never complained about it even when Scarlett was chopping at her own fingers on her counter! She took care of me when I was pregnant with Scarlett cleaning up after me and watching my boys. She never complained when she would help anyone in the family. She loved to clean and was great at it. She always had a clean house and loving smile on her face. Natalie you are missed by many and loved by all who have met you. I am so greatful to know that I will see her again in the next life. Till we Meet Again

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Finally I am posting some pictures from Disneyworld. We had a great time even though it rained almost everyday we were there. That's right record rain while we were visiting. We hope to go back sometime.

We ate in Japan at Epcot all the kids tried there chopsticks. even I ate with them (rubberbanded of course by the waitress) The kids had a great time watching the chefs cook the food and it was very yummy. We are going to try to go to a place in CA that does the same thing any suggestions??

Our hotel room. It was a pirate theme and very cute. The kids loved it!

This is how we spent most of our vacation in our panchos. This was a dry moment for us at Epcot.

One of the days we ate in Cinderella's castle. Of course we did have 7 boys and 2 girls and both are tomboys, so I think the meal was more for us so we could eat in the castle. The food was good and I think they all had a great time when they werent posing for pictures with the princess.

Magic Kindgdom on our way out to catch our bus to the airport. We ate lunch in the park and then were on our way to a long flight home. Little did we know then that it would start pouring rain and our flight would be delayed an hour or so. They do look cute though sitting with Goofy!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


As most of you know these past few months have been very crazy for our family. We finally moved into our new house and we love it! The kids had spring break and we had a great time spending it with the Paxman side of our family. Jacque and her girls came down from Utah to visit and we had a great time seeing them as well as the rest of our CA family. Then Tragically on Friday my sister in law Natalie ended her life. It was a very sad and traumatic event for our family. Needless to say we have been very busy from moving to speniding time together as a family. This has been a really har month for us with a lot of emotion and questions. I am not sure how many of you knew my sister in law with the red hair (that is how most people remember her), but she was an amazing mom and friend. She will truley missed by alot of friends and family members.
The kids and I also preformed our first play at the School. Laura and I wrote, directed and choreograhed the show. I am glad for it to be over, but we had a blast working with the 65 kids that signed up. Over all it went well and I think turned our pretty good for a first show. Next year we will know more of what we want and what we don't want after doing it once.
On a happier note the kids and I are leaving on Thursday for DisneyWorld with the Kings. Marcus will be joining us later and we are so excited. It will be a great break from the crazy life that has been here.
We love you all and I am sorry I haven't update my blog in awhile. I promise to post pictures after our trip and try to be on top of keeping it update.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Today we officially closed escrow on the house pictured below. We are so excited and will be moving in soon. Of course you are all welcome to come visit and cook in the kitchen. Love you all and thank you to the family that is helping us move. I will post pictures after we move in.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


This post is way over due. My Mom along with my sister Jill and Marcus and my friend Laura gave me a surprise party for my 30th birthday. Yes I was really surprised and I was so excited. Thank you all for all you did for it and for coming out. I LOVED it!

Who says money doesn't grow on trees. Mine did!

Kaelyn loved the balloons she had on the cuties little outfit. She is so cute!

This is the poster I think my Mom made of me over the 30 years I love it and will have to get it back once we move!

Erin my good friend from church/school since we were little girls before we could talk!

Laura and Zach, Thank you for letting us use your house!

Laura and Justin(her husband) made this cake for me. It is Minnie Mouse for Disneyland, wearing the Green dress from Gone With The Wind thinking of Harrison Ford a hottie. They tried to have minnie hold a can of diet coke, but apparently that was too complicated to draw in icing. Isn't it cute!

Kaelyn, My Mom, Jill my sister, and Me

Me with my poster smiling for my Momma!

This was me right after the surprise seeing everyone for the first time. It took me a second after Jill jumped out to register what was going on.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

We did it We have a house!

So it is official we are in escrow for our new house. Now don't get me wrong it was built in 1979 so it is as old as I am. The good thing is that it is move in ready the sellers have re done almost every part of the house. The areas that they haven't done are still in great shape. We are so excited and as long as all goes well with the inspection and the rest then we will own the home in late March.
We really wanted to try to stay in the same school and ward, but we are in a diffrent stake. We are litterally one street over from our ward boundries and in a diffrent stake. Who knew. The kids will be able to stay in the same school and that was most important. Not to mention we are still really close to work and all our friends in the are. Feel free to come and visit anytime you are in So Cal Lake Forest area.

The front of the house
The newly remodled kitchen ( I am now going to have to start cooking diner)

The 14 person spa no pool, but Marcus promised me with in the next 20 years I can get a pool. Check back with me then and see if I have it yet!
*** I will post more once the house is ours!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New House

Sorry for not having pictures lately, but I haven't even had time to update anything. So I just wanted to get everyone up to speed on our house buying process. So Marcus and I both liked a house and put in an offer and then did the home inspection and there were a ton of things expensive things that would have to be done to let us move in. Moist walls in the master bath was just the begning. With Isaac's terrible asthma there was no way we wanted to chance that without doing a mold test and who knows what that would unfold. So we both decided that this house isn't the one for us. We weren't feeling it. There is another house that I went to see today that I really liked and we are going back with Marcus tomorrow. We will see there isn't a pool at this one, a huge spa, but everything was recently re done so that is nice. I will keep you all posted and post pictures once we know what house we are going to purchase. Please remember us in your prayers that we will get the right house. Thanks Stacey

My Birthday

Thank you to all the friends and family that called and or sent me something to wish me a happy birthday. I turned 30 yesterday and I have to say I was having a hard time with it. Over all it was a good day. I went to breakfast with some friends from school and church it was nice to talk and hang out wiht more poeple. Laura and I went to Disneyland to ge my fun card to spend of over 60 dollars. My Mom came as well and she and I and Zach (Laura's baby) shared an ice cream. It was yummy! The bummer part of the day was that we had to get back for the kids getting out of school and to hold our den mtg with our bears. That was interesting as it always is. Afterwards I came home put on my pj's to watch TV and enjoy myself. Marcus came home and got El Pollo Loco yummy for dinner and I vegged most of the night. So now that I am 30 I need to remember that it is the new 20's thanks to Michelle!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Alright so since this is my journal etc I need to write all the things that are going on right now. I feel like I am going crazy on some days.
Today was especially one I think because I was so tired and had to do cubscouts right after school with Kevin's den. Sometimes those boys are so wild (8 year olds)
Not to mention we had play practice yesterday and the kids there were hyper too. So tonight Laura and had to come up with a new plan for the rehearsals. Marcus and I joke that since Luara and I wrote the play we are only hiring with in since we are directing producing choreographing etc. We are having fun I think part of the problem is that this is our first year and I don't know if they have done a play at Cordillera in a very long time. The kids are cute and call us there drama teacher, Drama Club, Theater Club etc. We love the fact that they are talking about it to there teachers and on the playground.
Then to top it all off we are in charge of the Blue and Gold Dinner for our Pack and are planning a brunch for 300 people. I think it will turn out right sometimes it is just hard when you have to let other people help as well. Needless to say Laura and I have control issues at times and have problems deligating.
Not to be shadowed by the fact that we are incharge of the year end Carnival for the school. I am really not worried about this one yet, but I would like to have all the papers from the past people from previous years and feel like I don't have a great handle on it yet.
Then I thinking that I am super mom or something and volunteer to be incharge of Scarlett's Troop Girls Scout Cookie sales. So far this hasn't been a huge ordeal, but there is a dillema in pick up since it is the same day as our Blue and Gold and both the leaders in her troop are part of our cub scout pack too. So there is that issue. Don't forget if you want any cookies we are here!!
Oh and to make it a perfect week Laura and I (yes we are always together) had a very flakey travel agent and haven't heard from her since before Thanksgiving. We booked our trip to Disneyworld in May back in Sept and still haven't heard anything from her. So we went to our local AAA and switched agents. Guessed who called me today after months of nothing. Yes that is right the flakey travel agent. So needless to say I basically let her know that we were switching and that she had terrible customer service etc. She was really sorry and tried to get us to stay with her and oh boy I was mad. I had just spent an entire day runing errands and dealing with a group of 8 year old boys I was no mood for someone I didn't even know to try to guilt me into something. I had to get her off the phone and move on so I probably wasn't as nice as I should of been, but at this point I was done.
Well if you made it this far Thanks for listening. I feel better now that I have vented to no one in particular.

Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning at home. We stayed home for Santa and then went to visit with my family later during the day. It was a great day spending time together with family.

Yes I don't think I have ever seen his hair messed up!
Kevin after he opened his robe. He loved it and wears it alot

Scarlett excited for her own I Pod shuffle. She was so excited know she has her own to listen to at night on special nights we let her listen at bed
(I also thought this picture captured Scarlett perfectly)

This is how I too felt in the morning. Marcus snapped one of me too, but since I am the one that blogs you won't be seeing it!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Christmas Eve Part 1 the start of the evening

We started the night off with decorating Cookies for both Santa and ourselves. The kids had a great time and there were a ton of desserts we enjoyed throughout the evening.

The left over cookies for all to enjoy after dinner Danique made a pumpkin roll it was soooooo yummy

Danique also made twirly cookies and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They too were good and we were all so impressed with the perfect twirls in the cookies Yeah Danique
First plate of cookies for Santa

Second plate of cookies with 8 kids there he was going to get a lot of cookies!!

Christmas Eve 2

We did a program after dinner. First Mike had each of us tell about our favorite Christmas and what made it so special for us. The Marcus Paxman family and The Hughes family re told the story of Jesus' birth being told to the Nephites in America. Isaac was Samuel the Lamanite and Will and Kevin and Joe were the wicked Nephites that didn't believe. Marcus and Danique were the good nephites that believed and I read the story our of the Book of Mormon. It was fun and the boys enjoyed throwing their arrows and rocks at Isaac.

The Todd Paxman family and Brittni and Sean told the story of Jesus birth from Luke. Scarlett insisted on being the sheep with the Shepard. She convinced Ally to join her. Scarlett is always the animal in the story.

This isn't the best picture, but it is the only one that had most everyone in it. With Keri being Mary riding Tyler the donkey (who had a broken arm) with baby Kat who was Baby Jesus.

I just found out on Christmas Eve that Brittni was engaged to Sean. He proposed to her at Disneyland infront of the castle. AHH what a moment. Once she is married we just have my sister Amy left and then all of us will be married. Strange it seemed like a long long time before this would happen.

Christmas Eve Part 3

Before we preformed the Births of Jesus from the Book of Mormon and the Bible Michael Todd played the piano for the cousins that were there and they sang some Christmas songs for us. It was very nice.

The kids each opened their gift from their Great Grandma Paxman who lives in Utah. They loved it and were so good watching eachother open them one at a time and then letting crazy me take pictures of each of them with their gifts after.

Grandma and Grandpa's presents under the tree. The kids had a great time finding their present under the tree.

This is what Joe did for most of the night. We tease Danique that she has three kids!! We love Joe the big Kid.

New Car

I forgot to post that we bought new car. The week of Thanksgiving or the week after I can't remember Marcus and I went and bought a new 2009 Toyota Sienna. We LOVE it! The kids love it too. I always say this, but right now I am thinking that I am never buying a new car again. This is it. Especially since we are starting to look for a house! Once this car is payed for never again. =)

Girl Scout Cookie Time

Yes it is that time of year again to start thinking of what cookies you want to buy from the Girl Scout . Scarlett is a Brownie this year and is very excited to be selling cookies. Pre orders start January 24th so if you are interested please contact me at smpax@netzero.net on or after January 24th. She is so cute she thought she was making them all for everyone.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Newport Marriott

So my grandparents have this time share that they had booked and were unable to use the entire time it was booked for. I volunteered to go and stay for the time they couldn't. The kids and Marcus and I packed up the Friday before Christmas and drove to Newport Beach (10 minutes from our house) and stayed at the time share. It was so much fun and sooo nice. We had some problems with the reservations, but all worked out and we stayed Friday till Tuesday night when my Grandparents arrived. Let me tell you they had a bath tub that was huge I was able to fill it up and the water went up to my neck and didn't go out the overflow thing. It was great. I told Marcus I want one for my house!! We did come home everyday to get things done for Christmas, but it was fun and the kids loved it. They always love staying in a hotel! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa and The Jolley's

Poetry and Pumpkin Pie

The week before Thanksgiving the 3rd grader do a program called Poetry and Pumpkin Pie. They learn some songs and perform it for the parents. After all the third graders preform they divide into their individual classes and recite the poem that they memorized for the parents. Kevin did Shell Sylversteins "I am being Eaten by a Boa Constrictor". Unfortunantly the performance was the same day as Adele's funeral and I was unable to do both. So Marcus went to the preformance and took a couple of pictures for me. He said Kevin did awesome!

Kevin's 3rd Grade Class (Mrs. Gordon)

Kevin amongest the third graders.