Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Taking the good with the bad...

So this past month has been one big storm waiting to blow right down on us!! Last week we had some great news and some super crappy news.

Good... We are moving to a very much needed 3 bedroom apartment on Dec 4th. We are so excited! We haven't seen inside it yet, but we saw one of the 2 bedrooms and liked it lots. We will have amazing landlords and a lot of space to ourselves. Once we're in I'll post some pictures. Can not wait!!!

Bad... After almost 11 years of working for Iron Mountain, Mark was terminated last Thursday. Not expecting anything like that to happen. We will make it through this difficult time, but of course with the holidays fast approaching you just never know. I love mark and know that he will find something to do that will make him happy and help us with the things that we need.

All and all things are well. I am looking forward to the holiday time and remembering the important things in family and my Faith.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Princess Snow White

Fall and the talented 9 year old

I encouraged Bexley to enter the Reflections contest at school in photography. The theme is "Beauty is..." so he went around the complex and took pictures of the trees. I think they all turned out very well. He has a great eye and loves playing with the camera. Usually to make a video. Hope he does well in the contest. Loving the fall leaves!!


I love playing with playdough and am very proud of the cheeseburger and fries I made.

Who wouldn't want to munch on that cute girl ?!?!?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Totally cool...

So last week I was reading cjane's blog, like I always do, and she was talking about playing around on Rollip. It is so fun and addicting!! This is when Maddie was 6 days old.

Little Lauren

We watched Lauren and Issac this weekend. I put piggy tails in her hair and had to take a few pictures. She is so sweet!

I was taking the picture and said smile and this is the face she made.

Love that little girl!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

500 Miles...

I read last night that Mary Travers, from one of my favorite groups of all time, passed away on September 16, 2009. It is funny that just recently I started listening again to the greatest hits of Peter, Paul, and Mary with the kids. We actually listened quite a bit to it on our recent car trip to California. Everyday Madison wants to hear the song "500 Miles" because she knows the words and really likes it. It is one of the sweetest things I have ever heard. Madison has a great little voice and love that she isn't afraid to belt it out. Another reason why I love music like I do.

Friday, September 11, 2009

I want...

LOVE this poster I found at Sparkle Power thru cjane's blog. I totally believe the statement mixtape=love. My lover has made some of the best mixes ever. Hopefully I can get this for my birthday next week.

P.S. I just bought it today and I can't wait for it to get here!!

1st Day of Preschool

Madison has her own little locker...I think they are so cute!

A few weeks ago she informed me that I didn't need to go with her to school...Really?

Okay Mom, I'm ready!

So cute...checking the watch and telling me it was time.

I am so proud of Madison! She is growing into an amazing big girl. She is very independent. Preschool will be a great time to watch her grow. Have fun Maddie!!

Friday, September 4, 2009


Cute Lauren getting ready to swim

Maddie stretching out on the beds

Snug as a bug in a rug!! Bexley staying warm...

Isaac making some S'mores

Cute Maddie...

B and Mom

My favorite tent buddy

Wow... She is PRETTY!!

Making steaks and potatoes...It was delicious!!

We had a great time last weekend in Coalville camping. It was a short trip, but we enjoyed the time together. S'mores were made. Games were played. I love my family!! Until next year...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fourth grade...Sweet!

One of my best friends

How did we get such cute kids? Well...

It is seriously impossible to wake this kid up. He is a night owl and LOVES to sleep in. This is how he looked when I went in to wake him on the 1st day of school. He has a great teacher this year and is really looking forward to being a 4th grader. Here's to another year!!

California pictures...

My handsome Bex

Where are you B?

Bug eyed Maddie

Mark loving on Gavin...I love those boys!

The main reason we went to CA...Oh and to pick up Bex.
He is so stinkin cute and lovable. He just turned one on 8-22
and started walking a few days before we got there.

Maddie found a boyfriend while in California!!
It's alright with me as long as we get some free food.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Miss you...

So our brave Bexley set out on an adventure today. All of my family lives in California (where I grew up). All summer Aunt Sarah (my little sis) has been asking Bex to come visit. So we set it up so that he could ride down with Uncle Adam (one of the brothers) after he finished at BYU. I dropped B off in Provo and won't see him until the 13th, when we drive down for a quick vacation. Seems silly to miss him already, but I do. He is an AMAZING boy and I LOVE him tons! Have fun Bexley...remember who you are!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I love music! Always and forever... It is so awesome to be married to an amazing music lover. One of the first things that drew Mark and I together was our love for Pink Floyd. Love that this morning M and I were texting lyrics back and forth. I am so in LOVE! "She stood in the doorway the ghost of a smile..."

Monday, July 6, 2009

My camera does what?!?!??!

It has been well over a year since we got our camera and I read the instruction manual for the 1st time yesterday. Here is one cool feature I and white and sepia!!

The Fourth

I always love to go see the fireworks in Salt Lake on the 3rd. They are so amazing!! I get choked up and think about the many freedoms I enjoy. Madison won't watch them because they are too loud so I had to get some pictures for her. I am truly blessed!!