Thursday, December 23, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
It was freezing COLD and on the way down the canyon, and we were talking about how we would stay warm, when we turned the bend in the road and got greeted by a BIG bull moose,(Thankfully we didn't hit him) apparently he didn't know a bunch of Crazy women were driving down the canyon! We didn't see him on the way home so he must have gotten off the road safe!
However when we got home Trav had the electric blanket on and the house nice and warm!Tyler didn’t wait 2 seconds to climb in and she was OUT!!! The entire time we were gone she was bright eyed and so talkative but the second we got home that was it for her… she didn’t move a muscle for 6 hours!
We had a wonderful LONG Thanksgiving…. I am so grateful for my family, friends, the gospel, good health, traveling safety, and work! We are truly blessed!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
we have had ALL kinds of viruses at our house this week.
First, Tyler had some weird fever thing going on, she had a high fever every night for a while (it has been a tough year on her already) I think Tyler and Grandma are competing to see who can catch everything first and have it for the longest!
Then we got some crazy computer virus that took Trav 3 days to get it off our computer. Umm... we are truly sorry if we sent you any yucky e-mail!
But, I think everything and everyone is virus free for a min…
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Tyler was a lunch helper
Friday, October 15, 2010
Trav and I were snuggled up by the fire talking about how sad it was. When I told him we had to open all the windows and cool this place off so that it would kill all the bacteria, never mind that we had already gone through a entire can of Lysol… Hey it even says right on the can “only kills 99.9%” (ok maybe it doesn’t say ONLY… but that is what they mean) so I needed to hurry and get rid of the other .1%
Needless to say it was a very long night … poor grandma didn’t stop throwing up until around 4 am and we all froze our behinds off all night (it will be a small price to pay if no one else gets sick. RIGHT?) And this morning Tyler and I went at it with the bleach…. It is kind of nice to have a sidekick who understands.
And for the record... YES I know it is not normal to freak out over germs!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Here are a few things I like about my new job…
(For those of you who don’t know, I am working for Wasatch School District)
~ I love that I get go and come home from school with Tyler every day, and Brayden is just a playground away! I am sad that they aren’t in the same school anymore… I miss him!
~ I get to eat lunch with her everyday (if I want to)
~ I get to work with REALLY good (school) kids… I have 1st and 4th graders.
~ I love that I can still take my kids to ALL their after school activities…. Heck they don’t even know anything has changed… BIG BLESSING!
Things I am still trying to adjust to…
~ The way some people send their kids to school…. REALLY??? My heart breaks at the lack of care some kids get…. SHAME ON LAZY PARENTS!!!!!
~ Working 5 days a week…. Yes, I know it is only 5.5 hours a day… but still
~ How school lunch smells… no wonder Tyler takes a lunch every day! YUCK!
~ And not getting to go hang out with my CB&T friends every Friday….. I MISS them!
But all-n-all it has been a good two weeks!
Trav update- Most of you already know but here it is anyway…
He has decided to start his own company (yes, we know there are some of you who don’t think this is a good idea, and if it ends up not working at least he tried. Plus what is it to you anyway???) And he has been doing really well (I knew he would) I just hope it stays busy for him, so he doesn’t drive himself crazy! I know this is a slow time of year normally and just starting up it might be even slower than usual. But don’t worry I have MANY projects that he can do around the house during his down time. (I am hoping that my salon will be finished by the end of this year ; ) We are learning that starting your own company takes LOTS of faith, discipline, hard work and MONEY!!! We have 3 of the 4, so I guess we aren’t doing too badly!
Thanks for all of the prayers on our behalf this last month.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Well that is how these last few weeks have felt…Wildly out of control!
A few weeks ago Trav came home to tell me that his company that he has been working for for the past 5+ years (and the reason we moved to Heber) was laying off ALL employees. PERFECT...and then to top off our challenging day, that night Grandma fell off the toilet and cut her arm all up and hurt her foot pretty bad.
After I finally got grandma back to bed I laid there thinking… and realized that I have all I will ever need. My family is my EVERYTHING. They are what bring joy and happiness to my life, not money, things, or hobbies. I suddenly felt the weight of this crazy world lifted off my shoulders. As I laid there in the dark next to my eternal companion, the love of my life, I knew at that very moment we can and will get through this together and come out of it stronger than before.
I have had lots of people say “well aren’t you just so mad that you moved to Heber and now this happened?” I am surprisingly NOT mad… I know what we went through when we made the decision to move to Heber. I know all the prayers, tears and faith that went into it. It’s not like we just moved up here on a whim. The lord knew where we needed to be. While it has NOT been easy I KNOW we have been blessed.
Jeffrey R. Holland said, "When suffering, we may in fact be nearer to God than we've ever been in our entire lives. That knowledge can turn every such situation into a would-be temple. Regarding our earthly journey, the Lord has promised, 'I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up' (D&C 84:88). That is an everlasting declaration of God's love and care for us, including--and perhaps especially--in times of trouble."
I have a truly amazing husband who is faithful, strong, honest, and one of the hardest working people I know. He honors his priesthood and treasures his role as a father and a husband. And I know the lord is aware of this as well.
We are grateful for all the prayers, well wishes and all of the opportunities that have come our way.
LOVE YOU ALL!!!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
This one was on the fridge
and then on this note she taped a quarter on so he could get a treat!
I just love her!
Her lunches are some of the best I have ever had and I am NOT just saying it because I am "the mom" I really mean it!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
2:13 am I finally get back to bed (so I can stare at the walls and think)
2:47 am last time I looked at the clock until....
4:41 am get up to help grandma to the bathroom, her foot is hurting her
5:20 am Trav's alarm goes off
5:27 am alarm goes off AGAIN
5:34 am Trav finally drags himself out of bed (poor guy)
5:52 am Trav leaves for work only a little late
6:15 am Brayden's alarm goes off
6:30 am Tyler gets up
7:15 am Brayden leaves for school
8:18 am Pick up neighbor girl and head to school
8:25 am Drop off at school
8:38 am drive by the gym.... feel guilty as I keep on going ( sorry gym)
8:43 am get home to find grandma sleeping...
8:45 am I climb back into bed and take a little nap... I know LAZY!!
9:58 am door bell rings.... DANG IT!!!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
So here I go ...
Happy Birthday to my FAVORITE little man!
I hope you have the best day ever!
Thank you for being such a good boy to your mom and for still letting me “tuck” you in every night.
Thanks for always making me laugh and for trying so hard to be such a good example to everyone around you!
You are the bomb diggity for sure!
Knuckles dude, mom
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Doesn't he look handsome...
but to little to be in Jr High??
This was hair do #1
Not lovin' it so she had me change to...
so for once I was happy to redo it :)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
The pictures didn't turn out so great(and I didn't want a re~do) but, the kids had fun and look great! So, I guess that is all that matters right?
Monday, August 16, 2010
Part of the reason it took so long is that they get their school pictures taken and their ID cards issued. Brayden was THRILLED to see how much he had changed from last year… I however swallowed hard and tried to ignore the booth that said “85% of kids all kids that drink and do drugs start in Jr. High” YEP, exactly what I wanted to hear! So for the rest of the hour+ I reminded what would happen to him if he chose to be in that 85%. And just like Brayden who is use to his CRAZY mom he just smiled gave me a hug and said “Oh mom you worry too much”! REALLY???… well then prove it! I WAS excited however that he still will give me a hug in public… Had to swallow hard again! I have a feeling I will be doing a LOT of that in the next few weeks… I have promised to NOT cry when I take him to his first day of Jr. High (which by the way Tyler is totally betting against me… stinker) And I also promised I would TRY not to cry when I tuck him in on his last night as a “tween” and again that morning when he wakes up an OFFICIAL teenager. I am with Tyler …. I am doomed!!! I am NOT an emotional person UNTIL it comes to my kids and then I am a mess! I am thankful for everyday I get to watch them grow up and I have actually LOVED all of the stages we have gone through. It is NOT that I don’t want them to grow up … because I do! I can’t wait to see what they will do as adults, the kind of spouse/parents they will become… I just want them to SLOW IT DOWN!!!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I know I have said this a MILLION times and I still mean it… I HAVE THE BEST FRIENDS EVER!!!!!!!!!
Even though it has been a difficult year I would sum it up as a good one.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Because he is so dark to start with , it takes like 4+ hours/ 2 or 3 applications of bleach to get it to look blonde and NOT bright orange. And as you can tell he loves every min of it :)
But here is the end result... Nice and white!
I will post an update so you can see how cool it looks in a few weeks.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Aunt Bri and baby Jaerica
aren't they both so sweet?
Tyler and Liberty... They were joined at the hip
most of the visit. Tyler REALLY enjoyed her
Then my friend Roper and her 4 kids came to visit from St George. wish more of our pictures turned out but with a house full of crazy kids running around they were kind of blurry :)
Tyler LOVED Mar, she tried to get Roper to leave her with us :)
The only down side was that we ALL shared the flu... even Grandma :(
Yep fun times for sure.
Friday, July 9, 2010
I know I am the mom so of course I would say that but.... so did her coach and a lot of others.
I love this picture.... surprisingly enough she caught the ball and got the girl out!
I guess you close your eyes for luck :)
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Brayden was so excited for Trav to make a wish :)
hope it comes true!