Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow, Snow, Snow

The kids were super excited about the snow last Saturday. We played outside for hours with my nieces and nephews. Caden really likes the snow. He kept tripping and falling, and while he waited for someone to help him up, he would just sit patiently and eat the snow. We also tried out the dog sled thing again. This year it turned out much safer than last and all the kids had a good time. Do you like the big, red, whelt on Ky's chin? Brent made up a game called 'burrito'. He would roll the kids up really tight in a blanket and then pull the blanket up, unrolling them very quickly. Well, Kyla caught a little air while unrolling and landed chin first. Brent's not allowed to make up games anymore.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Old Man!!

Okay so this post is a little delayed, but oh well. So Brent turned the big 30 last friday. He handled it very gracefully. His parents took us to Texas Roadhouse where he had to sit on the birthday saddle (how embarrassing).

After that, on the way home, we decided to stop and see the christmas lights at willard bay. It was actually pretty fun. There was a wagon ride, hot cocoa, and Santa (wahoo, that saves me a trip to the mall). The kids really enjoyed it (although santa was wearing kind of a strange outfit).

So that was our Happy Birthday to Brent. We also went to the USU v. BYU game saturday. The game turned out to be doubly dissapointing, USU lost, and on the way home we stopped to eat dinner at Pei Wei, which I normally love, but made me incredibly sick that night and the next day. So that was our week in review. I'm now onto finishing my christmas shopping. Anyone have any good ideas for: a 2 year old boy, an older sister, and a father-in-law. Any suggestions would be really appreciated.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Who put the bom in the bom-bo-bomp-bom-bomp

Friday night we went to see my nephew Josh in Logan High's production of Grease. If you can't tell from the picture below, Kyla really enjoyed it, she loved seeing Josh on stage. It was no 'Brigadoon', but it was pretty good. Way to go Josh, we are all so proud of you.

Monday, November 03, 2008


So, here are some halloween pics. Kyla was so excited for halloween, she asked me everday last week if it was halloween. We dressed up in the morning and went trick or treating down main street. Then in the afternoon we went to my mom's halloween party for all the cousins and their kids. Caden didn't want to play any games at the party, he just wanted to drive the lawn mower.

After the party we went to our ward's trunk or treat. This was the best picture we could get of Kyla because she didn't want to hold still for a picture.

Here's me and my little monkey at the trunk or treat. Caden hated his costume, he cried everytime I tried to put it on him. That is until he saw all the other kids in costumes getting candy and then he didn't seem to mind so much.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Stolen Photos

Okay, so my sister-in-law Christie took the best photos of Caden today. She put them on her blog and I just had to steal them. Sorry Christie.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Holy Huge Tag Batman!

1. Post the Rules to your blog
2. Answer the six 8 items
3. Let each person know they have been tagged by commenting on their blog.

8 Favorite TV Show:
* House
* Chuck
* The Office
* Monk
* Psych
* (That's about it, I really can't think of any others)

8 Things I Did Yesterday:
* Watched cartoons with my kids
* Helped move Brent's Grandmother's stuff into storage
* Picked up Ky from primary program practice
* Cut down corn stalks
* Made dinner for my kids
* Went out to eat with just Brent and I
* (My life is boring. I can't even think of 8 things I did yesterday.)

8 Things I Look Forward To:
* First real snow
* Seeing my kids dressed up for Halloween
* Thanksgiving
* Christmas
* My house in Texas selling
* I look forward to Brent coming home from work everyday
* Caden being potty trained

8 Favorite Restaurants:
* Pei Wei
* Texas Roadhouse
* Winger's
* Black Pearl
* Chili's
* Sweetly Divine
* Costa Vida
* The Bluebird

8 Things On My Wishlist:
* Really nice towels
* Really nice sheets
* My own home (that's not in Texas)
* New bedroom furniture

4+4=8 picture tag. Pick the 4th photo from the fourth folder in your My Pictures:

I don't feel like tagging anyone at the moment. Feel free to tag yourself if you want.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The invisible women

I saw this video on someone's blog today and I just had to share it. I have no idea what religion this lady is but her message rings true to me.

Monday, October 06, 2008


Answer the questions with one word (or a little more) and then tag three people.
1. Where is your cellphone? upstairs
2. Your significant other? smart
3. Your hair? brown
4. Your mother? hard working
5. Your Father? amazing
6. Your favorite thing? family
7. Your dream last night? oh boy!
8. Your favorite drink? peach fresca
9. Your dream goal? eternal happiness
10. The room you’re in? downstair living room
11. Your hobby? reading
12. Your fear? losing a family member
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? my own home
14. What you’re not? artistic
15. Muffins? cinnamon
16. One of your wishlist item? ??
17. Where you grew up? North Logan
18. Last thing you did? laundry
19. What are you wearing? jacket
20. Favorite gadget? computer
21. Your pets? kyla and caden
22. Your computer? needs repair
23. Your mood? content
24. Missing someone? no
25. Your Car? awesome
26. Something you’re not wearing? jewelry
27. Favorite store? Express
28. Like someone? Brent
29. Favorite color? red (for now)
30. When was the last time you laughed? a few minutes ago
31.When was the last time you cried? can't remember

I tag Christie, Sara, and Diane.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Technical Difficulties

I'm not very good at a lot of the customization stuff for blogs. Does anyone know how to add music from your own computer? I know there are websites where you can load their music to your site, but some of the songs I wanted to add weren't on the website. Like for Kyla's birthday I wanted to put a song on by The Young Dubliners that always reminds me of when Ky was a baby. Any suggestions?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Marathon Baby!!!

That's right I participated in a marathon. Okay, so it was a relay marathon, but still, I'm awesome. I've never really been a runner before but some ladies in my ward wanted to run this relay marathon so I thought I'd give it a try. I still think running is kind of boring, but it was fun doing it as kind of a team thing. And if you can't tell I'm pretty dang proud of myself. I had less than two weeks to prepare and I was just happy that I was able to actually finish my 5.2 miles at all.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kyla's 4

Okay she actually turned four a week ago, but I'm a slacker. Okay, so here's what I want to know, how do they go from this:
to this:
in just four years. I can't belive it. All she wanted for her birthday was a swimming party and pizza. Oh, and a princess castle cake. If you look you can see the cake in the background. It literally took me several hours and it was SSSOOO skewampis(?). Brent said that I shouldn't worry because the fact that the cake was all distorted just made it look more cartooney.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

First Day of Preschool

My little baby's all grown up and going to preschool. I can't believe it.
She was super excited about going to school today.
She was not super excited about me wanting to take pictures of her at school.
This is our sunflower house that my sister, Suzanne, and I planted. Suzanne added all the decor.
I can't believe how tall they grew. I think they are like 10 feet tall.
I took the kids to the zoo last week. This is the only pic I took because the leopard kept pacing back and forth right next to the window. Ky and Caden loved that.
So here's the problem with not posting very often. I plug my sd card in and there's a 109 pictures to sort through. So I'm trying to just pick out the best ones, but it's just so hard.

Can you believe how blue this water is? I want to paint my bathroom this color.
Kyla and Caden playing in the woods.
It was freezing cold this day, and what did I dress my one year old in, shorts and a t-shirt. Poor little Caden.
Okay, and let me tell you something, I will never go camping in Glacier National Park. We saw quite a few bears and all not too far from campgrounds.This is the United States/Canada border. I thought it was funny that we cut a great big swath of trees to verify where the border is.

Kyla and mommy just chillin' on the boat.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Soap Box

Okay, I'm not normally a real wordy blogger. I usually just like to put up pics of my kids, but today I feel like I need to get on my soap box. Why can't people be happy with who they are? I have been hearing a lot about people who want to change themselves or their lives because it's not exactly how life "should" be. I probably don't have room to talk because I know that I have been especially blessed in my life. Tonight when I started thinking about my life I honestly couldn't stop thinking about everything that I have in my life that is so great. I don't mean to sound boastful, I just think it's really important to recognize those things in our lives that are really meaningful and that really matter. I love that I am a mother of two beautiful children, who gave me incredibly horrific stretch marks. I have a great husband, who sometimes gives me stress, but I love him more than anything. I just wish everyone could look at all positive things they have in their life. Sorry I don't mean to sound preachy, I just felt like I had to get this off of my chest. And now I'm done.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Just a few pics

We've been keeping ourselves super busy lately. Here are some pics of us finally getting some quality family time. First, last saturday we took the fishin' boat out to porcupine resevoir. Okay so the boat not exactly luxurious but we had fun. Caden hated the cold water and was super onry. He perked right up after I made him a little tent on the boat and started feeding him oreos.

So today my mom, my sister, and I decided to take the kids to the Cache County Fair. Sounds like a good time, right? Well I usually love fairs. Cotton candy, funnel cakes, farm animals, what's not to love. Well I've never been a big fan of the carnival games and rides, and after today, you'll definately never see myself or my children on any of those rides. The first ride on the bumble-bee great, she had a blast. Second ride, the roller coaster looking one, was great until the track came lose, one of the wheels popped off, and the whole train came to a very ubrupt halt. I know the picture below doesn't look like she was hurt very bad, but I'm telling you, blood was gushing. There was a whole crowd stand around trying to help. There was even a lady who came up afterwards saying she took pictures of the derailed ride and was wondering if I wanted them for legal reasons. Honestly, I'm just so relieved it was worse. It left a nice little gash in her chin but other than that she's fine.
Tomorrow we start our very, very, very, very long drive up to Glacier National Park. Wish me luck with keeping my kids entertained.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Brent saw this on

Money's list of America's best small cities

McKinney, TX

Just thought I'd make those of you still living there feel good about yourselves.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Okay, I'm supposed to be out helping Brent weed the garden. I snuck in on the premise of putting Caden to bed, and I really don't want to go back out. Anyway, thought I'd post a couple of pick. Last friday we went to Summerfest. I really like wandering around and looking at all the different art booths. Kyla REALLY liked the cotton candy. Okay, I really liked the cotton candy too.

On saturday we cleaned my Dad's cabin; not fun, mouse poop everywhere, I don't think I should go into details. After that though I took Kyla and my niece Elysa to the North Logan Library for their kick of to summer reading party. It was really fun. They had rides, bounce houses, slides, cotton candy, and popcorn all for free. I love free.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Wahoo!!! Summer

Okay, so I've been harassed enough. I know, I know, it's been a while. I've been working a bunch and a lot of my time has been spent on outdoor activities now that summer has finally decided to show up. We have a huge garden started. Honestly, I think we went a little overboard on the garden this year. Okay not we, mostly Brent. I hope he realizes that since he wanted a big garden he's doing most of the weeding. Also, for a little bit of fun, my sister saw this fun little idea online for a sunflower house. We planted sunflowers in a square and then when the flowers get bigger, you tie the tops together to make kind of a teepee for the kids to play in. Sounded like a fun idea, I'll let you know if it actually works. Here's the site if your interested,

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I'm Done!!!

THAT'S IT!!! I'M DONE!!!! We're moving some place warmer!

In case you can't see in the picture it's snowing. It's been snowing on and off all day.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Come to Zion

Last week we decided to take off down to warmer weather. We headed south down to Zion National Park. We left thursday morning at 6am, which was pretty impressive for Brent and I because we are not morning people. Within minutes of arriving, Caden had already eaten, and I do mean swallowed and everything, a rock.

We did some hiking. Brent carried Caden in a pack; Kyla was a trooper and hiked all by herself. We also did a little mountain biking.

I think they liked going to the sand dunes the very best.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Wedding Tag

I really should be working right now, but I really don't want to. So here's a little wedding tag fun.



3. WHO PROPOSED AND HOW? We went up the canyon on a saturday to do a little hike/walk. We stopped for a second to sit. He got down on one knee and proposed.


5. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR WEDDING DAY? ( AND IT CAN'T BE YOUR HUSBAND) My favorite part was that I didn't have to worry about one single thing. I know a lot of girls had their weddings planned out to every single last detail. I just hired someone, told them basically what I wanted and let her go from there. It was great.

6. WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE IF YOU COULD? My photographer. Since we spent a little more by hiring someone to decorate, I chose a cheaper photographer. My pictures are fine, just nothing special. Plus, I wish my pics had been digital.

7. WEDDING COLORS? Burgandy and cream

8. REMEMBER ANYTHING SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY? The man marrying us got us confused with another couple that he was marrying. And he asked if my father would put him in his will.

9. WHERE YOU CLEAN OR MESSY WHEN YOU CUT YOUR CAKE? We were clean. Actually, Brent cut a piece, gave me a bite, and then ate the rest himself.

10. WHERE DID YOU GO ON YOUR HONEYMOON? Las Vegas. Brent's boss had some vouchers for the Bellagio, so we stayed there for a couple nights.

Okay, I want to tag two people. I hope that's allowed. I'm tagging Melissa since I lived far away and wasn't able to be there. And Diane since I didn't know her then.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Big Announcement!!!

The big announcement is.....I'm NOT pregnant!!!! Yes I did buy a mini-van for the sole purpose of having more room when we go on car trips. I just thought I'd clarify since I've had at least 5 people in the last week ask me if I was pregnant. If I had gone for the SUV would people still be asking me if I was pregnant, or is it the mini-van?

Friday, March 28, 2008

I'm a slacker

So, I've been kind of a slacker with post pics lately. I've been spending my computer time looking for cars. Now I'm so tired of looking for cars I could scream, but I won't because my kids are asleep. And Brent's at work, yep, he's back doing shift work. I honestly thought that was over after he left Raytheon. Anyway, no more talking just pics from about the last month or so.

The easter loot. The big package of licorice was actually for me.

Kyla was so excited to get sunglasses. She has been asking for her own sunglasses for a long time.

Caden was really excited for easter too. Actually he's become kind of a 'cheeser' when the camera comes out.

These are all the neices and nephews, except one, on my side at the annual easter egg hunt in my mom's backyard. I hid the eggs for the older kids. I told them that since they had been kind of onery and sarcastic lately that they should look for their eggs near the deer droppings.

This isn't an easter photo but I thought it was cute. I took my kids to play with some friends at an indoor soft play place and caught them playing really well together in this little red car.