Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My little man!

I was looking at some older pictures the other day and found this one taken just 4 short years ago. It is hard to believe that that much time has passed, so quickly! It feels like only months ago this was taken. I showed it to him and he couldn't believe it was 4 years ago either. Then he just laughed and said "SWEET in what will feel like months ... I'll get to drive"
He is so not funny and I am so not ready for that!
Brayden at 8 years old the day he was baptized.
Brayden at 12 years old the day he got the priesthood.

I can't believe how much he has changed!
He looks like a little man, instead of my baby boy :(
He is a good boy and I am so Thankful for him

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Remember This....

I don't have a single memory of Tyler as a little girl without her "KIDS"! Oh, how I use to dread hauling them with us EVERY where we went. It was such a process 2 trips to the van strap them all in seat belts, cover them with their special blankets, all before she would even get into her seat. The looks I would get while we were grocery shopping with 4 "kids” in the cart and one on her back with no room for the food. People wondered why I would let her do it. Sometimes, I would make her pick just one to take with us, but that didn't save time or patience either. Because the ones we didn't take had to be tucked into their beds "snug as a bug" with the oldest (usually Joey or Emily) watching the little ones. Then we would have to hurry because she worried about them! Anyone who remembers this time in our lives knows the patience we had to exercise! However looking back I am so grateful I did let her. These precious days didn't last as long as they felt, and looking back I realize how much I miss them. Here are just a few of THOUSANDS of pictures of her with her kids.... And yes bed time was a whole other process in its self!

This was her first "kid" Baby Joey... and he could do no wrong! He was her favorite!!

First day of Pre-school with baby Brayden

Couldn't even get her picture taken without them!
(Joey, Emily and Bryley)

She had to sleep in a Queen bed to fit them all.

Oh, how I miss this!!!!

Like all exhausted mom's ... she fell asleep feeding her baby.

I guess like mother like daughter!
I loved babies too, this was my baby Beth.

Just last night when I went to tuck her into bed I had to move her A.G doll out of the way so I could give her a kiss!! Good to know she is still my same little girl , just getting bigger.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

We are proud owners of this...

Well, we have purchased land in Heber. I guess that means we really are staying. I was a little disappointed, that for ALL that money all we got was .29 of an acre, full of weeds and ONE piece of paper saying WE now own it. I was hoping for writer's cramp for a few days at the very least! But, I guess when you pay cash they don't want to waste their time or paper on you!
Now, if I just wasn't so stinkin' insistent on indoor plumbing, electricity, heating and A/C, and other petty things. We could just pitch a tent and live debt free. But, because I do insist on the finer things in life; we are going to start building soon I hope!
Trav doing what he does best... making sure the property lines are All correct.
I sure love him :)
These came free of charge, hundreds of them!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First day of school and a lost tooth

How cute are they? And they even match! (not on purpose) This years was extra special because, Trav got to come with us to take the kids on their first day!!
Then that night Tyler lost her tooth! (what a BIG day)
Stayed tune because she has 2 other loose teeth and Brayden has 3, so I am sure in the next few months there will be lots of post with lost teeth :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

In a blink of an eye

Well, my Brayden is 12... I don't know how it happened so FAST! ( this is going to be short because I PROMISED I wouldn't get all emotional)

It seems like just yesterday this little face was looking at me .....

And in what seems like a blink of an eye, he's turned into this little man...

I am so grateful to be his mom !!!