Tuesday, November 27, 2012


So I was going through my phone for pictures to update my blog(because my phone is my new camera..not the best pictures..but atleast I got pictures) and I noticed I had 436 pictures...436 picture???...Why in the sam hill do I have 436 pictures??? As I scrolled through my pictures I realized that I had about 40 pictures that I'd taking and the rest were  pictures my children had taking...bascilly of themselves..


This girl right here... continues to get straight A's!
 I am so proud of  you Madisyn keep up the good work!!

Two of Mason's Favorite things

His daddy!(pictured above in photo #1 drawn by Mason)
His new "Angry Bird" watch that is daddy bought for him!

I often ask Mike," Isn't it so cool that he loves you so much?"

Readers Theater

The girls both had readers theater at their school and Mason and I got to go watch. Mason loves visiting his sisters at their school and all the kids(not just my girls) love when Mason visits!

There is always a first time for everything

This Thanksgiving was a tough one for me... being that it was the first year I didn't spend with Ashley and the first Thanksgiving that my family had to spend without my Grandpa..My emotions have been crazy over the last month or so. I forgot how hard it is to loss someone so close, the first three months after my grandpa passed away I couldn't even think about him unless I was sobbing  and then for about two months I felt like I could talk about him without getting all choked up and now I am back to sobbing at any memory of him. I miss him more than words can say.
 I had a lot of regrets of not going back to Utah for Thanksgiving this year, since we moved away from Utah we haven't spent the holidays there for seven years, we have been blessed with visits from my mom and Mike's parents for a couple of Christmases and Thanksgiving but we haven't been part of the big holiday get together that I loved!! We were so excited when we moved to Nebraska to be seven hours closer to Utah so that we could make it home for the holidays every once in a while...and here we are two Thanksgiving and Christmases later not taking the opportunity to go home for the holidays. Soooo the purpose for this cheerful post is to remind me next year to make it happen...not to let the excuses get in the way.. the no money, the weather, the crazy time splitting when we're in Utah(it almost drives me to drinking) No Excuses next year!

So on a happier note, between my tears on Thanksgiving day,  we had a wonderful day spent with our wonderful friends the Williams, they invited us to spend the day with them and their family. We had a yummy feast and then went to see Wreck it Ralph..we'll everybody but me and Madi.. we snuck off to see Breaking Dawn 2 and might I add, it was AMAZING!!

So as emotional as I was on Thanksgiving day, I also was extremely thankful for my family that I miss so much and for our wonderful friends the Williams!

Monday, November 12, 2012


I was going to try and post everyday in the month of November what I am thankful for ...But being that it is the 12th of November.. I failed. So here I go in one post!


Mike and for the love he shows to me on a daily basis.

My children, I could not imagine my life without each and everyone of them. They are all so different and unique and have a very special place in my heart.

My parents, I am very thankful for all that they sacrificed for me.. being a parent myself now, I totally get it. I am thankful for the person I am today because of them.. I'll give credit where credit is due.

My grandparents, each and everyone of them is so special to me and each carry very special memories with me.

My sisters, I am very thankful for the relationship I have with my little sister she is my best friend and someone I look up to. I am thankful for my sister-in-laws, I am blessed to have many of them.

My brothers, I am thankful for the relationships I have with them and our life experiences we have together.

My in-laws, I am thankful for the son they raised and for all the love and support they've giving us.

The gospel, it has been a huge blessing in my life and the lives of my children. I am thankful for my Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the gift of the atonement. I am very thankful for the knowledge that families can be together forever, it has been a great comfort to be over the last eight months.

My house, it is much more than a house it is a home.

My friends, everyone of my friends have been a comfort to me in my adolescences or adult life.

Our jobs, food, clothing, sunny days, hugs and kisses, good books, quiet time, noisy times, laughter, pray, girls nights, caffeine, renters,(crappy ones.. but none-the-less) good shows and my LIFE!!

Little Miss Hannah

Hannah started dance in September with two of her good friends. Hannah is loving it and always shares with me what she learned each week.

The series of unfortunate events.

I copied the paragraph below from Ashley's blog... She had a series of unfortunate events when she first moved to Utah but the last month and a half have been a lot better! Ashley got offered a job at Discover Card it is a great opportunity for her, they offer medical and dental, 2 weeks paid vacation, 90% school reimbursement after a year of being with the company , and a two dollar an hour raise.
 We are thankful for her Aunt Mer, who put in some good words for Ashley.

Today I am thankful for family. After moving away from home not to long ago I've had the opportunity to see just how much family really means to me. I got used to having four other siblings running around the house, a mom to talk to and see on a day-to-day basic, and a dad to hear a daily slap stick humor joke from. Not having those things on a day-to-day basic has been a little different to say the least. To be 100% honest I never thought I would miss it as much as I do. As much as I miss my family though moving out to Utah really has shown me just how close all family is. All my extended family lives out here in Utah and to be honest I think I would be a complete wreck without them. In my month of living out in Utah I have 1. Got the front bumper of my car taken off. 2. A fractured foot. 3. The stomach flu. 4. Started at a new singles ward. 5. Started at a new Buffalo Wild Wings. Along with many other things. One thing for sure though, I have not handled a single one of these things alone. In each one I have either had help from a family member, listening ear of a family member, shoulder to cry on of a family member, or just a growing experience shared with a family member. I can't say enough how blessed and thankful I am to have such a caring and loving family. That is the wonderful thing about family, no matter what they will always be there for you. They can see you at your best and your worst and still have so much love for you. I can't say there is much that I cherish more than my relationship with my family. Seeing the love my family has for me just encourages me to always remember that and to someday be able to extend that love to my future family.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Trick or Treat

A cowgirl, a flapper, Little red riding hood and Captain America.

Halloween 2012 was great, it was filled with broccoli soup, comfortably cool weather, trick or treating with friends, a bonfire and lots and lots of candy!