Sunday, April 25, 2010


well today I am feeling grateful for my wonderful life. I am grateful to be a wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. A few days ago, my son Isaac said,
"Did you know you are at the perfect age?"
Me: "Oh really?"
Isaac: "Yes, I learned in church that 30 is the perfect age, because when we go to Heaven, we will all be 30."
Me: "Well! That sounds perfect... Thanks Isaac."

Well today I am 31 and am humbled by all the many blessings in my life. I have so much to be grateful for and am going to try to focus on all the simple beauties that surround and enrich my existence every day. Like this tiny little hand that is holding my finger as I type. :) Now she is singing a song about our fingers... ahh... life is good.
I got to spend my/our birthday weekend up at my sister Lisa's house. This is the first time Lisa and I have been together on our birthdays in many years (her birthday is the day before mine, if you didn't know). It was really fun! She is a wonderful sister and I'm glad to have her in my life and be so close to her. We have many memories of having birthdays together, so Im posting a couple pictures of when we were small (thanks Dad for hunting them down for me!)... Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

I LOVE that spring is here! The flowers blooming, the sound and smell of fresh cut grass, the kids being able to play outside again (HALLELUJAH), trees budding, wondering what flowers to plant this year, chalk pictures, birds singing....*sigh*.... I am loving it.

"Whenever I hear the song of a bird Or look at the blue, blue sky, Whenever I feel the rain on my face Or the wind as it rushes by, Whenever I touch a velvet rose Or walk by our lilac tree, I’m glad that I live in this beautiful world Heav’nly Father created for me."
-My Heavenly Father Loves Me -Children's Songbook

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Why am I so bad at blogging lately? Hmm.... thoughts?! I do enjoy it, and look at all of your's all the time, but just don't take the time to update my own... HELP!

One of my favorite moments from a trip I will be blogging about soon.... hopefully.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fun times in Provo

Everyone say AARRRGGHHH! Thats right, we went to pirate Island! Mom and Dad came down for one of the nights we were in Provo, and they took us to Pirate Island. The kids were in heaven, and so were the rest of us when we got our 2 feet across pizza! Aptly named "the Krackin"
Me and my dad... ya, we're pirates...
And my lovely sister. What a dork. :)

Olivia helping give Simon a bath.I love this picture because I was just walking through the living room and found 3 of my children singing to little Simon. SO sweet!
We also got to visit the natural history museum on the BYU campus. It was really cool, and FREE! I love free. The funniest part was Lisa and Tyler giggling incessantly as they posed their sleeping little Simon up next to ferocious animals and taking his picture. It was pretty dang funny. I think that its creepy that it looks like I have my face up against the lion next to me.

Kailey was brave enough to touch a real live snake!

Simon was so brave.

Isaac and a GINORMOUS grizzly bear.

Logan with an ostrich and Rhino.

Thanks for the great memories Lisa and Tyler!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sweet Simon

A couple weeks ago, me and my kids (Jakey had to work) got to go spend the weekend with the Lewis's and I got to snuggle Simon LOTS. But I am missing him already... he is such a happy content little baby. Anyway, I just wanted to put up a couple pics of me and him loving on each other. :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bountiful Baskets

Ok, so this is a sample of what you can get when you order from bountiful baskets! This whole pile of produce cost me on $15 dollars! I know, WOW right?! Just click on Bountiful Baskets and it will take you to the website so you can learn more about it.

Golden-crusted Brussell Sprouts from Heaven! I already loved brussell sprouts, but my friend gave me a recipe since we got some in our bountiful baskets. SSOOO yummy! Heres the recipe if you'd like to try them!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Naughty Nutcrackers

So I was rounding the corner of my living room, and saw this. Can you see the one in the far corner? Our two little nutcrackers that the kids love to play with (aka hide, break, place them stratigically so I will step on them, give them a bath in the bathroom sink... you get the idea) and they were placed like this. I asked Kailey (who was on scene) and she said "nutcrackers are naughty!" I don't know what they did to offend my little 2 1/2 year old, but it was naughty enough to land them in the corner indefinitely! Anyway, I thought it was just hilarious. I love this silly girl. Shes always doing funny stuff like this.

And Logan got GLASSES! He loves them. His eyesight isn't too bad, but enough to make a difference in the classroom. I told him about when I first got glasses in 4th grade. My dad said he loved these big hurkin' pink glasses, and thats all it took. If dad thought they were great, then I thought they were great too. He thought I looked pretty. So sweet.... looking back, I'm not so sure... Ok, I have decided to post a picture of me in my "great" pink glasses.

Hot stuff right? I'm pretty sure they came from the grandma section...