Thursday, April 26, 2012


Recently I have been pondering on life and the things that it is made up of.  There are many stages involved in my life on this earth.  I see it in everything that surrounds me.  I've experienced triumph, disappointment, passionate love, friendship, fear and frustration just to name a few.  I find myself moving much faster through my life than I would like.  I see myself passing up moments that need more attention than I am willing to give. 

The words balance and perspective come to mind.  As I've watched my sister's family gain perspective and balance.   I've found myself willing to open my thoughts to what I deem as important.  I've witnessed moments shared that are without price.  The holding of a new baby by his grandparents for the first time.  Observing this precious being through their eyes.  An abundance of compassion and love for their daughter and her new child.  Watching a family band together knowing that the road ahead will be uncertain.  Fearing the outcome but still banding together for fear of losing each other on the way.  I've been touched by faith and endurance and witnessed a force of determination that would not be broken regardless of fear, pain and more suffering than one should have to endure in this life. 

I will end this post with resolve.  Resolve to look for a new perspective in my life.  To choose to see what can come from enduring to the every end. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Found my blog and we are back in business!

To say that it has been a while would be an understatement.  The last time I posted anything to my blog was way back when I still used a stroller to go places.  We are now stroller free and loving it for the most part.  I decided to follow the example of some of my friends and create scrapbook memories for my family and don't include cutting, pasting and arranging pictures in an album.  I've tried to make memory books that way and loose interest very quickly.  So for those of you who are interested I'm hoping to use this blog more in the future to document the happenings in our little but busy family. :0)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Pictures for Papa!

This is the Big Caboose. I got it for my birthday. I overheard someone in the Mall say, "Did you see that bus of kids?" I knew he was talking about my stroller. Well, my excuse is that I have three kids under the age of four. Should I never leave the house again?

Mckinley with his awesome preschool teacher Miss Anita. She is literally amazing.

I just can't get enough of these two little girls. I can't stand it I have to kiss them all the time.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Busy Kids

Mack and the girls have discovered Mack's old push car. It's all the rave these days. I also purchased a used car from the thrift store (Care Bears). I should have checked to see if it played music or anything else for that matter. The girls love to push the button over and over.

We were testing out our Halloween costumes. All three of these costumes were once Mack's. The only one that made the cut this year is the chicken. Lily will be wearing it proudly come the 31st of October.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Being A Woman

I hope this post isn't too depressing. I just feel like being honest. I'm not going to lie. Sometimes I feel sad and not altogether great. I know, what a surprise. I'm sure there are other women out there that can relate to just wanting to have a good cry to feel better. I was just washing bottles for tomorrow morning and I had this very lonely feeling come over me. Now this could be caused by either female hormones or not enough sleep. I stood there washing bottles wondering what's wrong with me? Why am I crying? My next thought was, I'm tired. I've had a long day with the kids, taking care of the house, making dinner, and getting Mack back and forth from preschool. Not to mention the girls and all they need. I'm not complaining I guess I'm just writing my feelings, and I guess I'm getting brave enough to share them with all my friends. It isn't that I don't love being a mother. I love those sweet little faces when they crawl up into my lap and try to grab my earrings or want me to hold their little fat hand as I help them walk around the room. I get lost in the smell of their hair and their huge gummy grins when I make them smile. Those moments are beautiful. I guess sometimes you just get tired and you need to cry, and then your right back to folding laundry and wiping noses and taking diapers to the trash. Well here are my thoughts for today. I hope they weren't too sad to read. Maybe tomorrow I won't be so tired?

Monday, September 29, 2008

My Little Girls

I just wanted to post something quickly because I haven't been very good about updating lately. It seems like I never have time, or maybe Im just watch TV instead? I'm not sure, but here is a cute picture to satisfy those who actually look at this blog every now and then. I can't believe that these little girls are going to be 1! I love them so much! (reference to the movie Raising Arizona)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Meeting President Monson

This post is way overdue. Way back in May UVSC became UVU and President Monson came to dedicate the new library. We were very excited and never expected to be able to meet The Prophet. I thought there was no way that Bryan would get close enough to see the prophet let alone shake hands with him! I was wrong. This was a day that we will all remember forever.
President Monson was so sweet with Mack. He took his face in his hands and looked him in the eyes and said, "Look at my ears."He wiggled his ears up and down. Mack smiled and laughed.

I love the way that he is looking at Mack in this picture. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful loving Prophet.
This is a picture of my niece Emma and my sister Mori shaking hands with The Prophet! It was such an exciting day. Sorry it took me so long to post these pictures.