The Ames Family

The Ames Family

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2010 A Year Of Stress & Blessings

The year 2010 began pretty good. Kids went back to school after the holidays. Everyone went back to the same routine. Steve started getting busy at work. He was driving the semi truck all the time and was not home much. I adjusted but was not happy with him being gone so much. I needed him, and so did the kids.

In May I had the chance to go with Steve in the semi truck to Wisconsin, then from there we flew to Michigan. We were able to visit our daughter and her sweet family. Had so much fun spending time with our grand babies. Spent time with Steve's dad who was not doing very good. We had a nice visit.

The end of May came and Brittany graduated from high school. She did real good and even got a full paid two years scholarship! We are very proud of her. Brittany began collage at Central Arizona Community Collage. She also works at AMC Theater and we love the perks that comes with her working there. Free movies for the family!


June 9th comes along...1am I get the dreaded call from Steve's boss(friend). Steve fell asleep at the wheel and rolled the semi truck! He was blessed to be alive. He spent a month in Loma Linda Hospital. I was going back & forth from home to CA. My dear friend Donna was with me all the way, she stayed with me in CA. two other friends were close by helping me out Karen & Judy. They were angels watching over me, great friends that I'm blessed with. I also spoke with my friend Jay Osmond, he was sweet enough to put Steve's name in the Temple. Prayers were said by many, and we could feel them.

Steve is doing good and getting stronger everyday. He now is working on tiling our floor. And now is a dispatcher for the same truck co. I have him home, an answer to my prayers. I didn't mean for him to roll the truck to keep him home though.

                                              Cockapoos Are Us!!!
I have started breeding Cockapoos. I enjoy this. A stay at home job with something I love to do. Just before Christmas two of our Cockers had puppies. A total of 13 puppies between the two of them! We had a great Christmas. I now have a waiting list for more puppies in late Spring from our 3rd Cocker.

Jan 2011

A late Merry Christmas to me! I now drive a PT Cruiser! It rides so good, its a great little car and so much fun to drive.

So long for now!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

      Well Christmas 2009 is over. It seems to get so stressful just before, that when it's finally over , you can sit back and just relax! The house is a little messy with the gifts, but that's ok. The families big gift we received from Santa this year was the Wii Sport. Lot's of fun and a great activity to play with the whole family! I didn't know I was so good at bowling! Much better on the Wii then in real life! Ha!

This year we had our future daughter in -law Karissa over for Christmas Eve. It was great having her! My brother Jorge was also here. He makes us laugh. Ha!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Getting To Know You

Well this should be interesting, starting a blog. I hope it will be for the readers. I plan on using this as a way to share fun moments with my family, friends, and anyone who is just wanting to get to know me and my family. Like the song goes..."Getting to know you, getting to know all about you"

Steve and I met at a church dance, it was love at first sight. We got married 4 months later on May 21st 1983 then sealed at the Washington DC Temple of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints a year latter in June of 1984. We were both converts to the church, but at different times, both before we met. I became Mormon in 1976, Steve did in 1980. Our families are not members  of the LDS church.

The Children...Who Are These Children Coming Down.....

Christina Marie 1984
Stephen Clifford II 1987
Adam Alexander 1989 - 1991
Brittany Rose 1991
Thomas Jonathan 1994
Donald Joseph 1997

And now Steve and I are grandparents

James Marshall
Juliet Marie