Friday, May 30, 2008


Friends have always been an important part in my life. I have always enjoyed hanging out and being with people that I know that I can have fun with. Unfortunately when I was younger I didn't have the best group of friends. For some reason they were more important at times then my own family. I am grateful every day that has since changed. That those friends that seem to have steered me in the wrong direction are no longer a part of my life.

Since I have gotten older though, I realize that friends are still really important to me. My hubby and I like to hang out with friends and we miss them when we don't get to see them often enough. I have been blessed with an awesome handful of friends that I feel have really touched my life. I have learned so much from them and at times I really long to be around them.

Lately I have been a little emotional about my awesome friends that I have. Without sounding to "Junior high" I feel that I may have hurt some of my friends feelings recently. I can't really come up with the words to accurately explain how I feel right now, but I am searching for answers on how to know where the line is between too much and too little. I feel I can be a little bit of a needy friend sometimes and when I pull myself back maybe I do it too much. My intentions were never to make things seem awkward or even uncomfortable. I would never want to hurt someones feelings.

I'm not sure now how to make things better. How to let all my friends know how much they mean to me and how equally important they all are in my life. How much I love being able to just sit on a Sunday evening and watch the kids play or going out to dinner or even just talking on the phone. These times have always meant something to me and are totally missed.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Quick Updates

Boy oh Boy have things been a little crazy around here. In order to not get really behind (well more so than I already am) I want to just update really quick on everyone in the family.

Little Man:
This has been a big time time in his life. He has learned so much in the last few weeks! He is taking about 10 steps now. He just laughs so much while doing it! He is also talking quite a bit too he now can say uh oh, hello, hi, dad, mom, bye-bye, thank you, kitty, tickle-tickle,wow, whoa, and almost grandma. He will even say meow when you ask him what a kitty says and oo oo oo when you ask him what a monkey says. (That is his favorite) He is still really good. He is very content to sitting back and watching what is around him an rarely cries. He is pretty shy too. But when you get him laughing it is hard to get him to stop. He's a pretty funny kid.

Little Princess:
What a sweet thing she is. Determined, but sweet.She still brings me flowers ever single day. I can't believe how thoughtful she is sometimes. She has learned a lot in the last school year. She just finished her pre-school class last week and was so happy to show me what she has been doing all year. She did great! Her dad and I are really proud of her. I am amazed at her ability to draw. I have a feeling that she is going to grow up to be very artistic. She is learning how to ride her bike and how to jump rope and still goes to gymnastics every week. She stays pretty busy. Her favorite thing to do is play with all the other kids outside but she almost always is barefoot.

Little Dude:
Little Dude just graduated from pre-school last week. He too did awesome this year. He is very excited for Kindergarten. I can't believe that he is old enough to go. He is growing up to be quite the comedian. He loves to make people laugh and tell jokes. (I wonder where he gets that from? Not me for sure, but he is a lot like his dad!) He absolutely adores his little brother. Every chance he gets he wants to help out. The other day we discovered a hidden talent of his that since we have been working on. He is awesome at hitting a baseball. When he first picked up the bat I thought I would see what most kids do. But he can hit almost every ball thrown at him and can hit it pretty far too! He loves to be outside riding his bike, playing with friends, jumping on the tramp or inside with some art project of some sort.

My Hubby:
He has been so busy holding down the fort here while I have been gone. I have been really proud to see how well things have been going because of all his hard work. He has been really busy at work and with the EQ Pres. at church. As if it wasn't enough his mom has been sick and in and out of the hospital. He has been stressed, but is handling it all very well. He has always really liked working in the yard and since the weather is finally better he has been able to spend more time on his list of projects out there. He has even found time for a new hobby. Paint balling. Even will the bruises all over he still likes it!

I graduated from my JetBlue training class last week. No more working every night until midnight. I started my shift on Sunday and so far I like it. I am really worried about working every Sunday, but I have a feeling that it will work out. I got released at the Secretary of the Young Women Pres. and was called to be a Mia Maid advisor. This change is actually bitter sweet for me. While I will spare you the details I will say that I do know that there is purpose behind everything and that the new Presidency will do an awesome job.

To celebrate all the happenings in our lives lately we went out to a movie the other night. We went and saw Speed Racer and ate dinner there. It was a REALLY cool movie and we all enjoyed it. It was really nice to spend time together as a family!

The kids got to spend the night with their Grandma and Grandpa the other night and had a blast! It was nice for me too! I got to go to bed early and sleep in late so I could catch up on some much needed sleep! We spent the rest of the day cleaning the house and preparing for summer.

Even though there is lots going on in our lives I feel stronger as a family and am happy with all that we have all accomplished! We truly are very blessed!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Silly Roxy

While cleaning my house a few weeks ago I couldn't figure out why there were so many Q-tips all over the floors. Since I keep them in a jar on my bathroom counter I thought that it was the kids getting them out. Boy was I wrong. See this cute kitty? Well Roxy is a super smart cat, and I caught her in the act one day.

Never in a million years did I think that she was the one getting them out of the jar! That was until I saw her doing it.

This silly kitty emptied the entire jar of Q-tips that morning. I still can't believe that she was doing this! I have caught her more than once trying to do it again too! Since I have been better about keeping the lid on the jar I will now wake up to a dumped out garbage can. She will steal them out of the garbage in the middle of the night.

Forget a ball or any other cat toys! Our cat likes Q-tips!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sending Bubbles to Jesus

I just walked outside to check on my kids. Little Dude and his friend are out there blowing bubbles. This is what Little Dude said to me:

"We are blowing bubbles to Jesus and telling him the we think about him all the time and that we love him."

I am a proud mother today!

Houston Day 2

I know it has been a month since I went to Houston, but I still have to post about it right?

Well the second day we were there was the day Kaycie and Shannon were going through the temple. It was also their wedding anniversary! It really was going to be an awesome day for them!

We spent the night in Houston so we didn't have to drive forever in the morning to get to the temple. That doesn't mean that the ride there wasn't eventful though! We had to take two cars so we would have enough room for everyone. Kaycie and I were riding in one car with my two nieces. Shannon and their friend Rob were driving in another car with my nephew. We were supposed to follow them. We go to get in the car and Kaycie asked if I would drive so she could put her makeup on. I was trying to be helpful so I said I would. I am NOT a bad driver, but all of Houston wouldn't know that. I don't need to go into detail about what happened, but I will say that I am SUPER glad there aren't any toll roads here in SLC.

We made it there safely though. My sweet friend Diane that moved to Houston a few years ago met me at the temple so she could watch my baby. This was the nicest thing ever! I can't thank you enough Diane! I knew my baby was safe in a strange city and that helped me to relax and enjoy the day at the temple. He was awesome for her too! (Really he is the best kid!) We met outside the temple hours later where I got to visit for a bit. Next time I would love to go to dinner or something, I just didn't get see her enough!

We took some pictures outside for a little while but everyone wanted to eat and the kids wanted to play. So I didn't want to bug them too much. Here are some of the pictures though. MAN! What a pretty place!

We headed to dinner at the Olive Garden and hung out in Houston some more before we left for Bay City. Kaycie and Shannon's friends decided that they wanted to go with us too so we had a little caravan of 3 cars traveling back at 11:00pm to Bay City. I got to ride with one of their friends and I had the best time getting to know her! I fell in love with all of Kaycie's friends!
We had a little slumber party at their house that night and boy was I tired!
Have I mentioned that I really miss Texas? Oh? Well I do. So much so that we are planning a family trip there in the next couple of months! I can't wait to go back.
Days 3 and 4 will be coming soon! Stay tuned.

Little Man's Elmo Birthday Cake - only a month and half late.

Today is the day to get caught up on my blogging. Well some of it anyway.

March 28th was Little Man's 1st Birthday. At the last minute I decided to make him an Elmo cake. This was the first time I had actually made a cake that had a jelly layer in between the cake layers, and I must have put too much on. The entire thing was leaning to one side. It was still good though. Oh and can everyone just pretend that the cake didn't fall apart on one side. Ok? Thanks!

We usually have lots of family come over and party with us so most of the time one cake is not enough. So I bought some little bath toys to put on the top of the cake. I didn't know how else to make it look like a swimming pool so just pretend with me again that they look like they are playing in the pool.
These cakes may have their imperfections, but Little Man like it. I think he ate HALF of the Elmo cake all by himself.

That is what counts anyway!


This morning I woke up to my Little Man pulling on my eyelashes. This was quite honestly one of the most tender moments I have had with him in a long time.

When I opened my eyes he had this incredible look on his face. The look that he just discovered something totally new to him.

I forget that even the littlest things in my life or even around me have yet to be discovered by a 14 month old mind.

Maybe I need to be more aware of things that I haven't discovered yet.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Unexpected Showers on a Wednesday Morning.

No I am not talking about the weather.

Let me explain. I sat down a bit ago to look through some of my favorite blogs. While clicking down through my Google Reader I noticed a post from one of my very favorite photographers Jessica Claire. She really is very talented! This latest post about a beautiful family that has been faced with SO many medical challenges and facing all odds with having a new little baby really touched me.

I did as Jessica suggested and read the info on the family before I looked at the slide show of the photo shot she did for them. Once I clicked on the slide show I totally started to cry. I have been so touched this morning. I don't know why other than you can just see the love for each other and the blessings that this family has received! Go check it out!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day.

Let me first say that I don't really HATE Mother's day. I just have had a history of having a nervous breakdown on Mother's Day. Granted I have almost always had a newborn on Mother's Day, and lack of sleep just does that to you. But since it has happened almost every year it has just become another day to me. Not too special.

Today was different though. It all started with my hubby taking me to go get some shoes last night (since that was what I really wanted.).I was given flowers to wake up to this morning too. I woke up to happy kids that were eager to give me cards and pictures and stuff made just for me. They gave me a killer card with my kids yelling "Happy Mother's Day" recorded on it, a big case of Dr. Pepper and a candy bar! I loved it! On top of that the kids and my hubby folded the HUGE mountain of laundry that has been mocking me since I started my job. After church we had a BBQ and ate outside on the deck. Then went to see my sisters and my awesome mom and just had a good time.

They all tried to make this day special for me, and I didn't shed a tear once. I wasn't frustrated or upset over anything stupid and I made it through the day.

Even though I said I hate Mother's Day that doesn't mean that I am ungrateful for my kids, my hubby, and the chance that I get to be apart of their lives. I LOVE it! They are the best family! I love what they do for me and what they teach me every day! I love being a mom!

I can't forget to mention too that I have the most AMAZING mother in the entire world! Without her I really don't know where I would be today! She is a great example to me of love, charity, and kindness. She is teaching me (I will always need to be taught) how to be a good mom. I love her and I am grateful for her!

Overall today was an awesome day! Thank you kids! Thank you Trevor! I love you guys!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

What I can hear.

I can hear my kids in the other room right now making a Mother's Day card for me. They are having so much fun. How thoughtful.

Maybe I shouldn't hate Mother's Day after all.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Tinker Bell Birthday Cake

Once again my cake decorating skills were pushed to the limit! The Princess wanted Tinker Bell on her cake. I wasn't going to disappoint her so I did the very best I could. Atleast I didn't spell birthday wrong this time.

Best Friends

I am convinced that people come into our lives for a reason. I believe that even at the young age of 3 we can find friends that can last forever. This is my Little Princess and her best friend Ameliah. These two don't live near eachother, but have found a way to make it so they can play every now and then. They have even found a way to get their mom's to be friends.
I really do hope that no matter where they are they can always be friends. They play so well together and just have so much fun! Not to mention how excited they get when they see eachother.
Really good friends are sometimes hard to find. Sometimes they are right infront of our noses we just need to reach out a hand.

Sunday, May 04, 2008


Remember that hair appointment that my hubby set up for me? I finally got to go!

Saturday, May 03, 2008


The Winner!

So the answers to the airport codes are as follows:

1- SXM- St. Maarten

2- MSY - New Orleans, Louisiana

3- AUA - Aruba

4- POP - Puerto Plata, Dominican Rep.

5- IAD - Washington D.C. Dulles

6- FLL- Fort Lauderdale, Florida

7- LAS- Las Vegas, Nevada

8- SEA- Seattle, Washington

9- LGA- LaGuardia, New York

10 TPA- Tampa, Florida

11- SMF- Sacramento, California

12- CLT- Charlotte, North Carolina

Awesome job my friends! I wish I could give you all a cute bag for being honest, and for giving it a good try! I can't though, sorry.

But I do have a winner! Holly, Great job on getting 11 of them right! You ALMOST got Puerto Plata, but since you never said it, I can't actually give it to you. But 11 is still really good! The bag is ordered and on it's way! As soon as I see you next (Saturday right?) I will hand it over! Congrats!

Thank you everyone for playing! I had fun! Maybe we should do this once a month!

Also, in case anyone cares, I took one of my 4 tests at work last night and I got 100% on all 3 sections! Now I only have to worry about 3 more tests. Such stress!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

The Prize - Enter Now!

I found the perfect prize for my little contest. I wanted to give away something from JetBlue to share my excitement with my new job and how awesome this company is! Really! They are so cool! I will get into that in a minute, but for now check out this way cute travel bag! I looked at shirts and stuff, but really I thought this was WAY cuter than a shirt! Don't you agree?
So, HONEST contestants, I will give the deadline of Friday at 2400 hours (HA!HA!HA! That is midnight for all you people that don't know.) So if you want to enter I must have an email sent to or a comment with the answers. If more than 1 person get them all right I will have my kids pick a name out of a hat. (Sorry, I have to be fair!) I will announce the winner on Saturday sometime between my wedding that I am shooting. (so be patient)
So now on to why JetBlue is super cool!
-Customer Service
-Lots and Lots of legroom
-Low fares
-You can get as many snacks as you want.
-Awesome destinations
-That I get to work from home soon.
-I have never been better trained for any other job before.
-They TRULY care about their customers.
-Did I mention the low fares and the snacks? Oh, well it is worth another mention.
Have fun my fellow friends! But one more thing. I need you to repeat after me...
I (insert first name here) am an honest person.
I do not cheat.
I do not lie.
I will enter Mommy Going Crazy's silly little contest with a clear conscience.
I will have fun too, because this is what it is all about.