Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Can I just say that I cannot believe it has been about NINE months since my last update. Time has gone by way too fast. With this time, my children have gotten older, I have not gotten younger, and there has been so many life lessons that have been learned and I haven't recorded them. Nine months ago I also set up 5 additional blogs in my children's names, in an attempt to write them a monthly letter. The plan was to have these blogs as an additional record of their lives, and this has still not happened!

So, with all of that being said, I am going to recommit! I have realized that my life is best lived simply, and I do not need to upload a photo to make a post. I know that if I put 10 % of the effort into this blog that I do to read all the status updates on Facebook, I would be doing just fine!

This blog was originally created to share our lives with friends and family that live across the world, so i need to get back to that... sharing our lives with them. :)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

I've Been Tagged!

I never thought I would be tagged! Sweet! :) Here it goes.

20 years ago......

1:I was getting ready to turn 12 and become a beehive.
2: I was in 7th grade, while my hubby was on his second year of his mission.
3: Went on my first road trip with my grandparents.

10 years ago......

1: I was pregnant with my first child.
2: Working in my first paying job as a massage therapist.
3: Helping my husband look for another job.

5 years ago.......

1: Interviewing for random jobs around the country.
2: Discovered Ethan had Lyme Disease.
3: Had recently lost 40 lbs.

3 years ago......

1: I had 4 children. The youngest was 1 year old.
2: I received a fabulous Valentine's present from my hubby. A vintage silver band.
3: Preparing myself to leave some of the best friends I have ever made.

1 year ago.......

1: We had just been approved for our SBA loan so we could open our business.
2: Lol! I was recovering from a foot injury. Actually a toe injury.
3: I was training for my half marathon.

This year so far......

1: My family has moved from Bountiful to West Jordan, UT.
2: I had a hysterectomy.
3: I have been tested for meningitis, ending up with a leak, and a full week of hell recovering from it.

1: Held Megan all day.
2: Put makeup on for the first time in a week.
3: Washed 2 loads of laundry.

1: Held Megan, my sick baby.
2: Posted on Facebook.
3: Eaten 2 Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs :)


1: Stake Conference.
2: Fold laundry.
3: Mentally prepare for the upcoming week.

In the Next Year.......

1: Our business is going to be self sustaining.
2: I will get my new home in order and PAINTED!
3: Run a FULL Marathon.

I tag Catharina, Melissa, and Laura.

Sick Baby...

Megan has been really sick this last week. She has had a consistent fever of about 101, that didn't seem to break forever. I spent 2 full days sitting on my bed with her. I was able to catch up on a lot of TV, not by choice, but a necessity to rid myself of absolute boredom. Your toosh can only tolerate sitting for so long, so the bed was where we ended up. She could hardly breathe she was so congested. Thus sleeping was a difficulty and only accomplished by me either holding her, or laying next to her, touching her. As a mom, you know you are talented, but i didn't realize how talented i was until I was able to shower WHILE holding her. This included shaving my legs (sounds selfish, but I had to!)

And then, one random moment it hits you. They NEED you, like the air they breathe, when they are sick. They are so helpless. They depend on you for every thing that they need. And for one brief moment, I am able to take in that it doesn't matter what I am wearing, how big my waistline is, or even if I have brushed my teeth that day... she loves me for what I am to her. Mom.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

We've Moved!

Oh, the wait is over! After a very long, very stressful time, we have moved. It had to be the roughest move ever! See, we made an offer on a home that was in the middle of the building process. When we made the offer, we had our own home to sell. The selling agent made it very clear that he didn't think anything was going to turn out in our favor and we were going to lose our earnest money. I can safely say this man was trying to tank the questions asked. But after a very long fight, we were able to close on January 5th, and moved on the 6th.
We LOVE our new ward. Lots of Kudos to the leadership here. We had 12 men come and help us unload two 26 foot U-Haul trucks. It took them only an hour! And on Sunday, they all remembered our names! (I sure didn't, but I am working on it.)

I will post pictures of the house soon. I just need to get all the unpacking done. I love the new kitchen. It is really big. And for those of you who know me...I am really exciteed to get some painting and decorating done!