Thursday, January 23, 2014

Junior Jazz Player

Last night I was able to go
watch my awesome nephew play basketball.
He's played a couple of "seasons"
but I haven't been able to go until now.

He made quite a few shots,
and lots of rebound.
He hustled down the court,
and was always the first one down 
to defend.

Awesome job Hunter!
I'm so proud of you!
I can't wait to see you play with the big boys!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

7 Years

Yesterday Blake and I celebrated 7 years of marriage.
We actually celebrated on Saturday night,
and I spent the evening last night at the P!nk concert
while Blake worked.
The concert was a BLAST,
but more about that later.

The kids had a sleepover at Grandma's
{their favorite thing ever} 
Blake and I went on a "staycation" in Salt Lake.
We checked into a hotel
went to dinner at the California Pizza Kitchen
then watched
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
The best part of our getaway was spending
time together.
Not having to worry about
putting little sweet ones to bed.
Not having to wake up to an alarm clock.
{I may have slept till 10:00}

We talked
and laughed and cuddled.
We snuck a caramel apple into the movie,
I am such a rebel.

I'm so thankful for my amazing husband.
He is such a good person.
He is thoughtful,
and kind.
He keeps my feet on solid ground
when I feel like the world is crumbling around me.

He is such a good daddy.
He and adores the kids,
and even though they don't act like it sometimes,
they adore him too.

Happy 7 Years to us,
I can't wait to spend the rest of
Eternity with this handsome stud!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

I'm trying...

At bed time,
we have a routine. 
Read books,
rock in the chair,
and sing songs.  
We usually sing primary songs.
I just feel like they are so relaxing,
and meaningful at the same time.

The other night I sang Gweny
a primary song I hadn't heard for some time.
"I'm trying to be like Jesus"

I'm trying to be like Jesus
I'm following in his ways
I'm trying to love as he did
In all that I do and say
at times I am tempted
to make a wrong choice
but I try to listen
as the still small voice whispers,
Love one another as Jesus loves you
try to show kindness in all that you do
be gentle and loving
in deed and in thought
for these are
the things Jesus taught.

I love those words.
Every word in that song is true.
I need to strive every day to be like Jesus.
To be gentle and loving
in deed and in thought.
My goal this week is to do just that.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Better late than never!

I have a dear friend
{well 7 actually} 
But one in particular
had a birthday was last week.
I was home with the flu.
And although I sent a
Happy Birthday text,
it just isn't the same as going to lunch.
{Which I still want to do!}

But I want my sweet Devyn,
to know how much I love her.

 We were inseperable
the whole summer after high school.

We went country dancing every Tuesday and Thursday.
We had a few mishaps with our pants,  
and stopped at Wendy's on our way home
to get a free cup of ice water.
We both met our husbands there.

We went on dates just for free food.
A few of them really.
We met some great guys,
and a few crazies.

We slept at one or the other of our houses
every night, excluding sunday
{our mother's were so mean}
We laid in bed and watched
Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban
Music videos.

She was there for me when I needed a friend
the very most.
When I said Yes,
and she repetedly told me to
"just say no..... To drugs."
{not drugs in the literal sense, thats not my style}

And I like to hope that
I was the friend that was there for her,
when she needed someone the most.
Even if she didn't know it at the time.

She is beautiful and stong.
She is an amazing mother, and friend.
She's so kind hearted, and loving.
Anyone who knows Devyn knows this is true.

I'm so glad that we are still close friends
and get to see each other on a regular basis.
I love you Devy poo!
I hope you had a great birthday!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


I can't even comprehend that it is already 2014. 
We had a great 2013, 
I got a new job, 
Blake didn't quit his
{although he threatened multiple times}

Blake and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary, 
we went to Red Lobster for dinner, 
and took Nixon skiing for the first time.
I may, or may not have almost
let him fall off the lift. 
That's another story for another day!

We ate lots and lots of Ice Cream cones
{and Gweny grew some hair!}

Afternoon cuddles, 

And lots of kitchen dance parties, 

 This big boy turned 5, 
and I think he grew a foot this year!
At least an inch and a half in 6 months!

We went on a family vacation with the Tingey's to Yellowstone

Hiking and 4-wheeling by the "B"

Nixon started Kindergarten!
He loves it, 
and is learning so much!

My baby brother got married in Sept.

Gweny turned 2. 
She can talk really good, 
and is potty trained!
We spent alot of time at the park

Nixon started playing soccer, 
his team was "the lightning bolts"

Nixon was a Ninja
Gweny was Dorothy

Christmas morning 

Christmas Sunday
all dressed up for church

All in all I think we had a great 2013.
I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for us!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy Birthday

A little blog shout out,
for this sweet girl I work with.

This was us on Halloween
{obviously we don't dress in capes on the daily... maybe we should}
we were Witches.
Les and I were the ONLY ones
working upstairs that day.
Don't worry,
we made the best of it.

I'm so glad that I get to work next to Les,
we are more alike then we ever knew.
We both know the most important things in life,
Dirty cokes,
and pens
lots and lots of pens!

I'm glad that I have been
able to get to know her a little bit better.
She is sweet,
and thoughtful.
She is a wonderful mother,
and always thinking about her family.

She listens when I need to vent,
and vents when I need to listen.
She helps me when I need it,
and doesn't laugh at my stupid questions.

She is smart,
and loves to write
and she is good at it too! 
{check out her running blog}

I hope that you have a  Happy Happy Birthday Leslee!
Thanks for being such a good friend!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
From us to you!

Nixon talked Santa's ear off.
I had to ask him to stop so I could get a pic.

Not a fan, obviously.
We will try again next year!

Wishing all a Merry Christmas!!


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