Sunday, September 26, 2010

Have you ever been on one of those rides that spin and whip you around so wildly that when you get off you are not sure which way is up or down?
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.

Friday, September 17, 2010

My baby is 9….. Sniff sniff!
A very Happy Birthday to my FAVORITE Little Miss in the entire world!

Love you Tyler, hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tyler loves to make lunches at our house (today it was Trav's lucky day but she is constantly making a surprise lunch for someone) and you can ALWAYS tell when she has because you find these ALL over the house...
This one was on the bathroom door
Sorry~ I don't know why this one won't let me post it straight but I have given up!
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

And the rain just keeps on coming.....

So after a VERY long day, we finally got to go to bed around midnight. Then at around 1 am this morning I hear a very loud crashing sound coming from grandma's bathroom... NEVER a good thing! Well this was no exception....
2:02 am we finally get her bandaged and back in bed
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!!!
I am REALLY hoping the rest of the morning goes a little better :)
3:03 pm update~ we now get to take grandma to the DR.'s to see if she fractured her foot...Poor Grandma!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

‎ So we are only 3 days into Brayden being a teen and he is already having girls call and hang up, leave "tween" girl giggling messages, crazy text but the BEST comes from Tyler! She informed us at dinner tonight that "it has happened… his frontal lobe has shut down and he can NO longer make a good decision"
Let me give you a quick rundown of this odd but true (to her anyway) comment…they saw a program about teens on the Discovery Channel a few months ago.(so you know it MUST be 100% true) The whole frontal lobe shutting down when you become a teen thing REALLY freaked her out.
She came to me that night and told me she didn’t EVER want to be a teenager! She didn’t want her brain shut down so she couldn’t think straight. Yes~ this IS Tyler’s worst nightmare! So for weeks she has been worrying/watching him like a hawk, waiting for any sign that his brain is about to shut down. Well, tonight at dinner he dropped something and then made some comment about losing his mind and that was all it took!
Poor Brayden… Isn’t he lucky to have a sister that care so much about his frontal lobe!
But don't you worry she has assured him she will be sure to tell him everything to do from now on… you know since he can’t make any rational decisions on his own anymore.
I tell ya Brayd’s luck just keeps getting better and better!

Friday, September 3, 2010

So~ I made this ridiculous promise... I would not get all emotional on Brayd's birthday (yeah right ... I know! So I am writing this a few hours early ...just in case!) I am just going to keep it short, It is the only chance I have at keeping my promise!
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

It is our lucky weekend :)

Ok~ so are you ready for the BEST news ever?!? I just found out that we get to watch my adorable little niece this weekend, and YES that includes over night!!! We are so EXCITED we can hardly stand our selves!!!! Thanks Porter and Jenessa! Have I mentioned that I just LOVE being an Aunt?
Stay tuned for pictures of our fantastic time with her!