Monday, November 29, 2010


Thanksgiving came and went now we have only 3 weeks till Christmas break. I have no idea where the time goes! The kids and I had a great week. I spent Thanksgiving night from 11pm to 5 am the next morning sitting in the DS line with my friend Sarah so that she could get more then one. We had fun shopping and talking and time went by fast. We spent Thanksgiving with our friends and families. It was fun everyone chipping in and making food.

Last night we had more snow so of course the kids went out to play and go sledding. I want them to enjoy it as much as they can because you never know where we will end up next. We may not have snow for awhile if we move somewhere hot!

I hope that you made the best of your Holiday and made some great memories with your family!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Moment by Moment

Well K-5 took her first step yesterday then promptly fell because everyone was screaming at her and clapped her hands. She knew she must of done something great but was not quit sure what! She will be off and running by her 1st birthday I am sure.

Today it is raining, sleeting and snowing. It will leave a nice mess on the ground by the time for carpool.

I have been reminded of how blessed I am here in Utah. We have a great group of friends. We went out this weekend to a restaurant that had a live band and then to a movie. It is great when 8 of your closest friend and spouses or dates come along. I will miss these days when we are gone. I share my life here with some of the most beautiful people I have ever met. They have enriched my life so much over the last 3 years. They each bring something to the table so to speak. They make me want to be a better friend, wife, mother and all around person. They each have such unique qualities that I love. They have all made the last 3 years of my life worth all that has happened. We have laughed, cried, been by each others side through some very difficult times. I know that I can count on them no matter what or where I am.

I love you girls, you are sown into the fabric of who I am, and who I will forever be... Thank you for being a friend!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Life moves at warp speed

Once school started we have been going no-stop. Time is flying by and it is now October. I am expectant and awaiting the next phase of life while I wait to see where life will lead us next. I am excited but also have mixed feelings. I love my girlfriends here in Utah. They have become my family. Without them I would have never survived the last three years. I depend on them, confide in them and share my life & family. I love them, they have become an extension of me. I adore you and you have made my life beautiful. You have laughed, cried and stalked with me! I would not be this person without you and the experiences we have shared! Every moment is like a snapshot in time making memory traces that I hope go into the long term memory! Are you laughing yet I am!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer has come to an End...

The kids are all back in school and this week I am off again to the gym! I need to loose the 30lbs I put back on after having baby k-5.

The other day I was at Wal*mart and a mom looked at me dazed shopping with only 1 kid and said two more days only two more days. Like I could identify with her, while I am shopping with 5 kids who were well behaved! Two cart full of groceries and 5 kids makes for a long shopping trip! In that moment I was thinking how sad I would be to not have the boys around everyday, how bored their sister would be without them to entertain her. With 3 in all day and one going three days a week it will be way to quite and leave only me to keep k-5 out of trouble.

I miss them already!!! I am sure by the time I get use to them being gone they will be back again for another summer!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Lovin'

The summer has been in full force. We left to go back home the day school got out! Spent three weeks between Oklahoma and Texas. We had so much fun with family and friends. Then as soon as we came home we got right back into the swing of things. We have not had one free day since landing back in Utah with no signs of it slowing down! This week the boys are in VBS half the day. This afternoon we are headed to Seven Peaks with some of our favorite people! All week we have more then one thing on our days list to do. I will try to catch up soon with a more in depth post!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Making the most of every moment!

I am of the mindset when life gives you lemons make lemonade. I have never been the cry over your sorrows kind . When the pressure is on I am a go to girl. The more you throw my way the more you will get back. I don't know what it is about being a fighter mentality but it's in me. I love the people I love and I if I don't like you, you will defiantly be able to tell. Don't mess with my kids, my husband or my friends or family. These are the things that make me up. I live in the moment and try to make the most of it. I never go a day without laughter except when I lost my dad. Life is to short to worry about the small stuff and normally I have a full plate to keep me going. With five kids there is not alot of time for much else. So if you are self absorbed, arrogant, or looking for a one sided friendship I don't have the time!
We all need to step outside ourselves and put our self in someone Else's shoes from time to time, it builds compassion and relationship. Most people who do not have friends it is because they have never taken the time to be a friend. Friendships and life you get out of them what you put into them.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Even when everything is turned upside down in my life and I should be overwhelmed, I can feel at peace. With a future that I cannot see or know what it looks like. Decisions that need to be made and not know which way to go. I find comfort in the fact that God is in control and I am not. I have always been of the mindset that if I learned a lesson a bad choice or the trial was well worth the pain. All because I gained knowledge from it. The last two and a half years have been difficult in every area of my life. My faith has been tested, I have lost my father and countless financial and work related issues. All of which any one could have crumbled my world. I became a mother again and was unprepared for that as well. Through it all I have found grace and very valuable lessons. These lessons and difficult times are the ones that in the end define who you are, what your made of and ultimately how you will overcome adversity in your life. Though the story is not yet finished and this chapter has not yet closed I am hopeful for the outcome.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Living in the moment

This year I am tying to live in the moment more. To not let things get to me. There are so many obstacles in life, we all need less distraction. I am learning more to take things in stride, what you cannot change and continue to move forward. No matter what that may look like. This year is bound to be better then the last. It has already started out better, we have a beautiful daughter. With the many changes facing our family I will rest assured that it is all in God's hands and that He knows what is best.

Today Kevin turned 42. As I think back to when I first saw him he was a striking 6'7 210 lbs and he had muscles back then. He was wearing khaki pants, white button down shirt and a floral tie. He was tan just coming back from vacation and he would not even look me in the eyes back then. He would get to nervous and smile all the time.

Now I think of how we have both changed over the years, rubbing off on each other. I love this man so much and I hope we have 50= more birthdays together!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

People are Strange

Why are people so strange? Why do they put to much time worrying about the doings of others? I just do not get it! Is life not full enough already that you have to be thinking about others all the time? I personally do not have the energy to put into that. With five kids it is the last thing I have time for. I think that everyone would be better off if they would just concentrate on their own lives.

I am so thankful for the gifts I have in this life. My husband, children and my friends. It truly only takes one person to make a difference! So if we would all care enough and try to make it better this world we leave to our children someday. We can all do our part and it doesn't have to be huge just try!