"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that's why we call it the present."

Friday, March 25, 2011


We have had A LOT of owies going around our house lately. To start with Skyla got this owie and could not figure out how it got there for several days...finally I told my friend Katie about it and she asked if she had been sliding down the stairs...indeed she had been...mystery solved. It was so sad because it was right where her underwear and skirts came up so it rubber against it:(
Next up...Hunter and I were chasing each other around the living room when we both ran for my office chair...the kind that swivel, Hunter got there first, put his hand on the chair and it swung him around and he slammed his head right on the corner of my desk...OUCH! It was SOOOO sad!

This is a week later...I wish I had a pictures of it at it's worst, oh well you get the idea.
A couple of days ago while Hunter was at preschool Skyla and I were playing and I started chasing her, she ran out of her room still looking at me and smacked right into the wall...poor thing. I called Chris after this and said that I was NEVER playing with our kids again because they always seem to get hurt.

Friday, March 18, 2011


We went to Tom and Angie's house for dinner tonight. We had such a great time and the food was AMAZING! (Thanks again guys) Chris stayed up there and the boys were going to a late movie so I brought my kiddies home for bed. On the drive home we always pass the Mount Timpanogas Temple, it is always lit up and so beautiful and Hunter ALWAYS get so excited to see it. I also always tell him that that's were Mommy and Daddy got married. Then we ALWAYS have the following conversation....Hunter: "Can I go in there Mommy?"
Mommy: "When you are older, like Mommy and Daddy?"
And then it goes on from there on what he needs to do to be able to go to the temple. Then he says "Mommy, I just wish I could get married when I turn 5!" He sounded so defeated:) Then he said "Will I get to see Grandpa Jeff in there?" I said no, Grandpa is in Heaven but we will see him again someday. I call Chris to tell him what Hunter had said about getting married at 5, we laughed and I hung up. Then Hunter started saying that he really wanted to see Grandpa NOW and then BURST into tears...sobbing "I just miss my Grandpa... I just want to see him.... I just want to go to Heaven right now and see him!" Over and over... SOBBING. Well at this point I was having a hard time trying not to fall apart so I called Chris and Chris talked to him and tried to calm him down saying that we would see him again but it won't be for a long long time. It took Hunter awhile to calm down but eventually he did. Chris told Hunter to ask his Mommy and Grandma to tell him stories and show him pictures of Grandpa. He got off the phone and I said "Are you feeling better" He said "Mom I still feel sad" I said "It's OK to be sad" I lost it at this point. It is OK to miss my Dad. He was an AMAZING human being and I feel so blessed to have him in my life for as long as I did. I am so grateful that Chris knew my Dad and had a great love and friendship with him. Hunter never knew my Dad...he passed away exactly 4 weeks before he was born but I can't help but think that Sweet little Hunter remembers Grandpa from Heaven and misses him. We talked about Grandpa the whole way home and cried and laughed together. Not quite how I thought I would end my evening tonight but I'm grateful I did.
Definitely Bittersweet.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

*Tea Party*

I can NOT get enough of this little girl! She is the sweetest little thing. The other day we had a little tea party with her animals and baby dolls and it was so cute to watch her talking to them and asking them if they wanted more. Love.Love.Love!

Monday, March 14, 2011

*There is Beauty All Around*

All of these photos were taken from my backyard...I feel so blessed to be surrounded by this every single day!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

*Hangin Out*

Here are some random pictures of our doings lately:)
Hunter came to me with his swimsuit on and BEGGED me to go run through the sprinkler...Um NO it's only 40 degrees outside. He kept begging so I opened the front door and let him feel how cold it was and he said "Ya, I think I'll be fine Mom!" Riiiiight.
Nap Time
Reading Time...Hunter only takes a nap 3 or 4 times a week now and on his "off" days he reads for an hour. It's fun to hear him in there reading to himself and being very animated.

These are some of the little Leggings I made Skyla. I LOVE them and they are SOOO easy to make.

*Miss Spanish Fork*

My Mom, sister Jess, and I had a girls night last Saturday and went to Miss Spanish Fork. We went to Pizza Factory before hand and then had some time to kill so we went to Shopko and then went to the pageant. The girls were beautiful and there were some beautiful dresses. It was a fun night with the girls:)