Monday, December 21, 2009


Started off the month with a Gingerbread house..he did quite well.

Went to see the lights with the rest of the state..I'm not kidding it was PACKED...and cold.

I love the temple.

Isn't this just beautiful!

Owen couldn't hold his bunny because he was all bundled up so we tucked it in his jacket..he was happy.

Ella hardly complained even though she couldn't move.

This is what she wore this last Sunday to church...she is so cute!

Us in front of the tree.

I tried to get the kids together but that wasn't happening.


So I know this is a month late but whatever! Over Thanksgiving my mom and I took my kids to San Diego to visit my sister Rikki. She had to work a couple of the days so we packed up her kids and my kids and went to Sea World...I love that place!! I forgot my camera on the first day but remembered to bring it on the second trip to Sea World..HOWEVER..I accidentally left it sitting on the bench when we left the Sea Lion show! Yep thats right and when I went back to get was GONE! I tried to control the tears and the SHEER anger I had at myself..but it was hard. I asked ALL the show people if anyone had turned it in and was just gone. So on the way out when we were leaving I checked the lost and found..AND MY FAITH IN HUMANITY WAS little angel for the day......had turned it in!!! I shed a tear..I did!!!

Grandma, Ella, and cousin Aiden.

Then the day before we left we went to the was a must. This is ALL Owen did the WHOLE time!

Don't you just LOVE pigtails!

I wish I lived closer because cousin Baylee was the biggest help and Ella just adored her!

It happened to be Rikki's birthday while we were there so we all went to dinner (my brother and his family included). Owen was beyond thrilled to be able to sit at the "kids" table and wanted nothing to do with me! Ella had no choice but to sit with me.

This is my sister. I love her. I miss her already!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Okay so we live by Santa..he's old, has a belly and ALWAYS has candy in his pocket! Ella received this lovely sucker from him and while I was thinking..WHAT A MESS...I could not help but smile and I still am!

Monday, December 7, 2009


I know motherhood isn't some glorious job but I truly do love it. But today was a HARD day and it isn't even over yet! Blake's away which always makes things harder. Owen for some reason wants NOTHING to do with the potty which is fine but I wish he had SOME desire! He got really mad today at the grocery store and wanted gum in the checkout line(we have tons of gum at home) and I said no so he proceeded to kick me and then throw all these things on the floor..with Ella in hands I couldn't do much but you can bet I was in tears by the time we left...SIGH....I can't wait for this day to end!