Monday, December 14, 2009

Its Been Forever!

So I'm looking at my blog the other day and its been 2 months since I last blogged. Wow where has the time gone? I have been just crazy busy this time of year I guess but that is no excuse. I have been doing lots of fun stuff with family and friends and its been nice to get out of my house and not think about life and how hard it is at times. I'm sure that we all feel that way.
These pics are kind of out of order so bare with me. This is me and my cousin Melanie on Black Friday. We both bought the same headband and we had to show them off. They were dang cute I might add!

This is the whole group who went shopping we started out at Tai Pan, then Bath and Body works, Target, IHOP, and of course Ross. We were gone for 10 hours and my legs were dead by the end but it was so much fun. I'm so glad we have this tradition. My dad usually would go with us every year and we would have him wait in the long line while we shopped and by the time we were done he was at the front of the line, this strategy worked out perfect. We didn't have any takers this year. It was defiantly hard without him, he will always be missed!
On Thanksgiving we went to my cousin Alex's church and played games and had great food. We had lots of relay races and we were all put into teams it was so much fun. You have to understand I have 54 cousins and 10 aunts/uncles and over 100 second cousins and counting right now. When we all get together we have so much fun but there is always lots of people and I love it! This is my sister Sarah with her cute little boy Corbin. Oh also we lost our camera at the church so I had to get these pics from my cousin Melanie. We did get a new camera for Christmas though. Here is my adorable Jackson he seriously is so cute I can't handle it. He looks exactly like Tim and that makes it even cuter!
Here is a picture of my mom and her three grandsons. We are hoping someday to give her a granddaughter but that won't be for awhile on my end! You know life is good it is hard for sure but I know that I've learned so much through my trials then I have when things were going great. I am so thankful for my family and friends who are there for me and who care about me so much!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pics and so much more!!!

I thought that title would be catchy! Well this month has been pretty fun we've done lots of stuff but I haven't taken pictures at everything. But the events I did take pictures at I wanted to show everyone who looks at my blog.

This was actually tonight we carved some pumpkins. Matt was so excited because he picked the pumpkins out himself like 2 weeks ago and we've been waiting to carve them so they didn't go bad. This was Tim carving and getting all the seeds out.
Here is my cute boy Matt! He is such a sweet feisty boy and I love him so much!

This is a pic of both boys having fun carving. Matt wanted Tim to carve him an alligator in the pumpkin and since we didn't know how to do that we carved a pumpkin with teeth but one of the teeth chipped so it looks like a redneck pumpkin its pretty funny!
Tim took the boys up to his parents house last week and the kids decorated pumpkins. I was up in Logan at my cousin Matt's wedding reception. The kids loved doing this and Matt talked about it for days afterwards. This is Matt with his cousin Ashlynn.
Carter, Ashlynn, and Matt before they decorated.

We also went up to Gardener Village and saw all the witches. For those of you who live in Utah this is such a fun place for kids. Its free and its just fun walking around and seeing all the fun witches. We do this every year with my friends.

This is a pic of all the kids and Jackie, well she's a kid at heart so its okay! Jackie, Collin, Matt, Nora, and Quincy.

My little sister Sarah also had a baby boy Corbin on October 4 and I went over one morning to help her. Since it was like 8 in the morning the boys were all in there pj's and they all looked adorable! I think its hilarious that Jackson is only 6 months older then Corbin and he looks huge! We are so happy that Corbin is here and we all love him to much, what a good baby!

We also went down to my friend Melissa's house and my old boss Alexis from college came over. Weird thing but Alexis lived next door to my friend Melissa when she was my boss and we all became friends. So anyway we all got together and it was so much fun because I haven't seen Alexis for about 2 years. One other friend came over but I can't remember her name! Sorry! This is a pic of all the kids. They all had fun together. Its been a fun month and this week will be crazy with lots of Halloween activities so be looking for some fun pics of that! Until next time...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Some Thoughts

Sorry I haven't posted on my blog for awhile now, its been a very challenging time for me. I have had so many people write and tell me so many nice things since my dad passed away and I wanted to thank all of you for all of your love and support. Everyday is a challenge and I find myself crying constantly but I know that someday the ache and the pain will get better and I'll be able to just think of great times with my dad and not feel so sad. I am truly blest to have an amazing family who looks out for one another and amazing friends as well. I don't know what I would do without any of you. Again thank you all for your love I feel it everyday and I am thankful for your prayers as well. I've posted two new posts for the last 6 weeks. Even though I have lots more pictures this was all I was able to do today. Hope you enjoy!

Matt's 3rd Birthday

Well these pictures are in the wrong order sorry so we'll have to go backwards. This is Matt blowing out his candles. He couldn't quite get is so Tim's dad stepped in and helped him out. But he looked so cute trying.
This is when Matt was listening to everyone singing happy birthday to him, he was so happy!

Opening gifts with everyone. He was a little overwhelmed so other kids helped him open gifts.
All the kids playing at McDonald's playland. Matt just wanted to go to McDonald's and go on the slide so we had some family meet us there and all the kids just had a great time playing and eating McDonald's. That wouldn't be my first choice for dinner but it was his birthday.

My mom , Jackson, Aunt Chris, and Aunt Diane. I had so many wonderful aunts and cousins come to celebrate with us. It was so nice of all of them to make an effort for Matt and I really appreciate it!

Cody, Sarah, and Reynolds. They are all having a good time!

Our niece Ashlynn with Tim's mom.

Tim's dad with our nephew Issac.

The proud dad!

The proud mom! This was such a good day for Matt we just had a chill day and he got pretty much whatever he wanted. It was hard in some ways because my dad was looking forward to Matt's birthday so much. Months before his birthday he was telling me what he wanted to buy him and how excited he was. So it was really hard not having him there. But I know that he is looking out for Matt from up above. I am thankful for times like this when we could all be together as a family and just have fun. I can't believe Matt is 3 though, with everything that we went through to get him here and then everything that happened to him at birth I am so thankful everyday for this little guy in my life!

Labor Day

So for Labor Day weekend this year we went up to Tim's parents house with his entire family and had a "stay cation" weekend. We all slept over on Friday night and half were outside in tents and the other half were inside. I was inside with Jackson. I heard that the one's who slept outside didn't get at much sleep as they would have liked to. We all hung out Friday night eating and talking and just having fun. The next day we went to the Children's museum and I forgot my camera so I don't have any pics from there. The kids loved it though. They had so many fun cool things for the kids to do and I think the adults were having just as much fun. Afterwards we went to Apollo burger and ate some good food and then we all parted ways until Monday. On Monday we went to The Farm at Thanksgiving point and the kids loved the animals there.
Here is Matt riding the horse and loving it. You'll notice he had a little mustache on him well he got a cut above his lip and my brother Brandon decided to put a band aid on it and drew a mustache on it. He wouldn't take it off and I figured it was pretty funny so I let him have it on.

Matt and Ashlynn looking at the animals.

The cute newlyweds! Steph and Carter had only been married on even a month yet. They were super nice to come up and hang out with all of us.

Tim holding Jackson and showing him the horse. He looks like he's having fun!

Matt with Tim's mom. He loves her so much.

Looking at more animals. Afterwards we went to Cabela's and ate some lunch but then Matt got a really high fever when we were there so we decided to come home. It was so much fun though being with Tim's family and just hanging out together! Thanks for the good times everyone!

These are just some pics of the boys the last month. Matt with his mustache.
My adorable Jackson looking like a deer caught in the headlight.

Sorry I didn't turn this picture.
This is what Matt wore to Steph and Carter's wedding. He was so cute. I don't have any other pics of the wedding I wish I did.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Tribute to my Dad...

Here is to my wonderful dad! For those of you who haven't heard my dad passed away on Aug 1 at 6:15 pm. He had some blood clots in his abdomen that the doctor's couldn't get under control and it eventually shut down all of his organs. He had never been sick or in the hospital in his life up to this point. He was in the hospital for about 3 days until he died. He was only 55 years old.
I am so grateful for my dad and for all that he taught me. He taught me how to have a sense of humor, how to laugh at my mistakes, and how to truly love everyone for who they are. He is such an amazing man and the best part of this experience is that I'm not scared of where he is now. I know that he's with heavenly father and I'm so grateful that he gets to be with them and that he doesn't have to worry about earthly things anymore. This picture above was on the 4th of July with Matt. Matt still talks about how they watched fireworks together. He misses his grandpa a lot.

I know that our family will be together forever and I'm so grateful for this knowledge that I have. If I didn't have this knowledge I know that I would not be doing that good right now.

This is my dad's last birthday. Of course he has Matt with him because he always has Matt wherever he is. These two had so many good times together.

I love my dad with all my heart and I miss him so much already. I know that it will be tough without him but I know he's watching out for all of us and that someday I will get to see him again. I love you dad with all my heart and I'm so grateful that I am your daughter. You are the best dad I could have ever asked for!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

24th of July!

We had such a fun 24th of July this year, and we are all very tired from it as well! This picture above is Jackson just hanging out, I love that he's getting so fat. He's such a good boy and I'm so grateful that we have him in our life!
On the 24th we went to my parents house and we had a great BBQ with my entire family. Afterwards we all hung out and talked for awhile and then we played games. The great thing about going over there is that Matt will nap really good for like 2 hours or more so we put him down and we played games and just hung out for awhile it was great! I always have so much fun with my family and I'm so grateful for all of them and there example to me in my life. After we came home we had to wait until it was dark to do some fireworks so at about 9:30 we went outside and our next door neighbors were doing there fireworks as well. They invited us to come over so we did and it was fun hanging out with them. I was lighting a firework for Tim and a spark hit him right in the eye. He was in pain and had to go home. Today he's doing better so hopefully he won't have to go to the doctor's. Sorry I didn't get any pictures at my parents house. I guess I forgot with two kids and good food! So today we went to Tim's parents house and we also have some great times there. We had another fantastic BBQ and the kids had so much fun playing in the pool. Tim's parents also got in on the pool action and pretty soon there was a water fight between the grand kids and the grandparents. It was great! Up above it Tim's mom Rhonda with all the grand kids minus two who were sleeping.

This is a picture of everyone watching the kids and just having fun hanging out. I didn't tell anyone I was taking the picture but of course my husband saw me and did the west side sign. Got to love him!

Here is grandpa getting all the kids wet. They all had lots of fun giving there grandpa a hug and getting him all wet. What good sports Tim's parents are!

Here is Matt's saggy diaper. He seriously had a bubble butt and it was hilarious! He couldn't hardly lift his legs because his diaper was so big! After we went swimming we celebrated Tim's sister Steph's birthday. She got lots of great things and she's getting even more excited because she's getting married in 3 weeks! After the gifts we all hung out because we were all tired from the sun and then we came home. It was a great weekend just hanging out with family. I am so grateful for both of our families, we all get along so good and just have a great time with each other.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July and other happenings

Well this week was a fun week for us. This is a random picture of Jackson, I seriously love taking pictures of my boys! They are just so darn cute!
I decided earlier this week to try and potty train Matty because I'm so sick of changing two kids diapers. So I tried and I failed! This is Matt using the potty as hat. Luckily it had nothing in it!

For the 4th we went over to where Tim dog trains and had fun with lots of people over there. Tim loves it because everyone loves dogs. I like dogs to just not as much as them! Jackson seriously went poop all over himself and his car seat while we were out dog training. Luckily I had a onsie in my diaper bag but I have never cleaned up so much poop in my life! The poop completely missed the diaper and went all over, isn't that the reason I buy the nice diapers seriously! Then we went up to Tim's family's house to celebrate birthday's, father's day, and the 4th. This is Steph Tim's sister with her fiance Carter. They are so cute together and we are so excited to see them get married on Aug 14th!
This is Tim's other sister Carrie, just relaxing and enjoying the kids!

This is Tim with his Grandpa Kersey. We love his grandparents very much and I am very grateful for all the love they show to me!

This is Tim's mom with Jackson. I thought Jackson looked so peaceful in his Nanny's arms.

Here is Matty, Spencer, and Carter taking a break from the pool to take a picture! The kids loved the pool so much and Matt and Carter were dumping water on each other. Well Matt was dumping water on Carter way more than Cater was dumping on Matt. We didn't have any swimming diapers so they had regular one's on and you all know that when they get wet you can totally see the little one's crack and its hilarious!

After playing in the pool and eating lots of yummy food I took the boys down to my parents house. Tim had to go work at the Parade of Homes so I was on my own for awhile. Luckily the boys fell asleep on the way down to Orem but it wasn't long enough they were so tired! We had another BBQ at my parents friends house and there was lots of people there. Then Matt decided to get in the pool with my dad and brother Reynolds. Matt loves swimming so much even when he's freezing and his lip is shaking. But then he got in the hot tub and he said it was a nice warm bath. He liked swimming in there!
Afterwards we went to the Parking Lot of Fire! This tradition started about 20 years ago when we moved here. They have the Stadium of Fire and we never went there but since my parents live next to a church parking lot we started bringing our fireworks over there and doing them. Now almost every family in my parents ward and all there kids and friends come and we all bring fireworks and food. There are lots of illegal fireworks and that's what makes it so much fun. This was Matt's first time going and he absolutely loved it! My dad was holding him most of the time and he would turn to him and say, "Oh my gosh grandpa!" Then he would clap and yell! What a cute boy! Luckily Jackson was dead asleep in the house and I checked on him every 10 mins or so and he never woke up.
Matt with his grandpa. Well we had a great 4th of July and I'm already getting excited for next 4th of July to roll around again! Good Times!