Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I'd Just like to take a moment...

And tell the world that Karl (brother-in-law) is awesome. Yes, I'm sure that if you knew him, you'd know what I'm talking about! It's great having him and his wife in town!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Look what we woke up to this morning!

Kadens' 3 eyed mullet snowman. He is crying because he took off his gloves and his hands are cold.
after his hands wormed up he is all good.

We took a day/road trip to CO. on Saturday. It was so beautiful. Since it was just my sister and the kids and I, we stopped more that we normally would have. The plant nursery, second hand stores, the stream, lookout points, Walmart, Walgreen's, etc. I learned my sisters view on her childhood and how it was when she was young. The kids did pretty well considering being in the truck most of the day. There is nothing a rolled down window and cold air cant fix. Until one person is frigid.



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

summer fun

OK, I admit I have become slothful in my blogging. I keep telling my self I am soooo busy, and I am.
Not a good excuse when I am using this blogging thing as a journal. I have never been good at keeping journal... I am telling myself I will do better.

This summer has been an eventful one. We have been in UT. more than at home, Mark has been working like an ox here, and I so love him for that.The kids and I are lucky enough to tag along. We have been here since Aug. 27th. I thought I would never say this... but I am ready to go home, and be there for a while.

My sister and her hubby have been letting us stay here at their house and we love them for their kindness, and their awesome skills in the kitchen. We eat like royalty hear. I love it.
The boys and I have been having tons of fun. With the weather so nice, we spend most of our time outside doing what ever we can think of. Which can get a little crazy sometimes.

upgraded to a bigger bike and finally a helmet ( because he is a big boy now) and spends most of his time riding and mastering his skills. He plays school with his older cousin every day, and I am sure he is learning more from her than me. She is such a good teacher! He makes me laugh frequently throughout the day at the clever things he says and does, and is a big helper, especially with taking dirty diapers to the outside trash, and washing dishes. He loves me to read to him, and he loves to "read" to me too. I love it! The quiet times I get to spend with him I cherish even more now because they are less frequent. Kadens favorite thing to eat right now is string cheese.

Nick will be 8 months old on the 15th and is pulling himself up to everything. This growing up thing is happening all to fast. He mastered crawling at 5.5 months and since then every mile stone so far has been a blurr. He has 8 teeth now and thinks biting is a game. Not so funny. I think he weighs 21lbs and shows no signs of slowing down. He is so happy all the time, always smiling, laughing, easy going, loves to be outside, easily comforted, strong, smart, and I can tell already he is going to be a lot like his brother. He watches Kaden intently and loves it when they play together. His favorite thing to do right now is follow the vacuum around, also trying to play in the toilet. His favorite thing to eat right now is creamy sweet potatoes , and of coarse... Me.

My sister and I went to visit my brother in Syracuse a few weekends ago. It was really fun, especially since they foster care for two special needs children, and my sister in law had her sister with down syndrome visiting too. Those kids are so special I love to be around them and feel their sweet spirits!

We went to tTemple square and the church museum also. It is so beautiful there!! We all had fun.

I had my sister snap some shots of us while the leaves were changing. It was merely an attempt at an updated family picture. Their is something off in every picture ahhhhh, but hey, we tried. The trees were so vibrant, it was beautiful. We are lucky to be here at this time of year.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


That's what we have been.

Here are a few pics along the way!

March 9, 2009 - KADEN 3yr BIRTHDAY!
We took Kaden (and Nick) to the Wildlife World Zoo, he loved it.
One thing we loved about this zoo is how close you can get to all the animals.

This little guy almost took Marks finger off.

Kadens favorite part was feeding the goats and deer.

Cousins came over to celebrate that night. Taco Salad with funfetti cake and ice cream followed.

March 29, 2009
Nick was blessed by his daddy. The spirit was present and strong, family was abundant, it was beautiful.

We had a brunch at Matt and Candees after. Crepes, fresh fruit, bacon and sausage were there to delight out taste buds. Family was there to delight our spirits and souls.

April 12, 2009 Happy Easter...

Saturday the 11the was spent in Maricopa with the Skousens. Good food and fun.
Egg hunt for the kids. (thx for helping Meagan)
Raw egg toss for the olders. Mark (my hubbie) and Mark Skousen (cousin) won. Shanna and I came in 4th.

Sunday (Easter day) Was with the Johnsons. Egg hunt for the kids. (no camera)Dinner, Yummy Yummy Yummy. All at Tiff and Jasons house.
One BIG announcement, TIFF is PREGNANT. YAY!!! We cant wait to have a new cousin.

April 15, 2009
Nick 2mo Well Check:
Weight - 12lb 8oz
Height - 24in
Head - 15.5

April 20, 2009
We are off to UT.
4/23/09 - Karl and Jessica Graduated from BYU!!!

We are so proud of you 2!

This is me and my boys at graduation in the Marriott Center.
Mark and I celebrated our 5yr anniversary on the 23rd as well.
And my 28th. B-day. We Celebrated with dinner at Texas Road House with Karl and Jess and their kids, and Jessica's Mom, and Marks' Parents. They treated us to our yummy steak dinner. Then Mark and I (and Nick) got a little crazy and snuck onto the golf coarse for a short walk and snuggling on the green. I felt like a teenager again doing something we are really not suppose to do. Good thing we didn't get caught. FUN!!

We finally came home on the 27th, and then went back up to Monticello, UT. for Josie's Baptism. We are so proud of you Josie to make this very important decision. Thank you for setting such a good example for your younger cousins.We had lots of fun.
Here are some pics of the kids. Shanna and I let them climb on the rocks while we waited for help to fix the flat tire on the suburban. Turned out to be a lot of fun.

Mark and I stayed another week because Mark was doing some work on my sisters house. So,now that I am home and just getting back into the swing of things. We'll leave again in a week. We are so lucky!!

Life is good!

This is how we feel around here!!