My Family

"Life will knock you down. You can choose to stand up again."

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

3 Year-Old Lady Cakes

Brooklyn turns 3 on December 6. I will be in Hawaii, so tonight I got to create a Butterfly 3rd Birthday for my little lady cakes. I love that little monkey. I loved creating a party for her. She loved it, too.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Last night, Josh received the MVP trophy for last season. He is so deserving! The commissioner had such nice things to say about him. He talked about his integrity, his example of how all players should handle themselves, and how Josh is the best full back he has seen in 13 years... Way to go Joshua!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

We began our Thanksgiving yummies at Josh's mom's house. The food was delicious and the company was fantastic... of course, I have no pictures to prove it... whoops. Then, we headed to my dad's house for fabulous company and more yummy food. SO thankful for family!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Weekend

Friday night, Brooklyn took pictures of ME with the camera... oh joy! Josh and I took her to dinner at Salt City Burgers... MMMMMMMM good! Saturday, we took the kids to see Happy Feet 2 with Nana's work. It was a really cute movie. Then, we went to get the fish tank stuff for Brooklyn's new fish tank. Her birthday is in a couple of weeks and she is getting fish for her birthday! Then, Josh had his football game. Those games are crazeeeeeeeeeeee! My body decided to be sick, beginning Saturday. Good times! Still feeling super icky! Braxton is now in a full cast. He thinks it's so cool! Pics to come...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Inca Mask Project

This morning, I went to Kaydon's third grade class to help the children make Inca Masks... it was SO fun!!! I promised the kids that I would volunteer in their classes once this year. Kaydon loved that I was there... it did my heart good!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Broken Arm

Dr. Steinvorth was quite impressed that it's taken this long for one of the members of the quorum to break a bone! Way to go Braxton!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Date Night!

Jackson and I went to the BYU vs. Idaho game on Saturday night. Not near as many pictures as games with the other boys, because Jacks and I stayed in the Cougar Room for the entire game... too cold for this Mama's back. But, we had fun! We talked and laughed and ate and cheered on our Cougars from the warmth of the Cougar Room! And, yep, he sure is taller than me!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I am so thankful that my boys still want me to hang out with them! Last night, Braxton asked me to come play some xBox games with him. It was super fun!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The New Office

I took pictures of the new office. It's cozy. It's WARM! AND, it's right next to Ryan, so we can yell at each other through the wall! Lovely.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Josh's First Game of the Season

Saturday was Josh's first game of the season. It's indoor football in the fall/winter. CRAZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! He played really well! He played linebacker, running back, receiver, and kicker... weird. The kids loved watching him. Lots of little voices yelling for him... pretty cute!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Did you know?

Did you know that my little Jackson gets to go to the temple for the first time today?!?!?! He is 12. He had his temple recommend interview on Sunday. Today, the young men in the ward are going to do baptisms for the dead and Jackson gets to go!

I think he's nervous, but I also think he's quite excited.

Did you know that Jackson got a note yesterday? From a girl? Her name is Ashley. She wants to "go out" with Jackson because she "loves him." Jackson asked me if it was okay if he "went steady" with her. I reminded him of THE TALK that he and I had. Remember that?! That was fun! I reminded him of how he is to treat a little lady. I reminded him that he knows what's right and what's wrong. Then, I told him it was his choice. He hasn't told me what he decided yet...

Did you know that Braxton put my laundry away last night? He did! He came up after putting his laundry away and put my laundry away... in the right drawers!! Thanks Brax!

Did you know that Kaydon popped my front tire on my bike last night?! He did! Why, you might ask, was Kaydon riding MY bike? There is a perfectly good and reasonable explanation! He was riding my bike because the tires on every other bike at our house have been popped!

Did you know that Colton has slept in his OWN bed for the last week?!?!?! He has!! Way to go Nana!

Did you know that Josh starts his football season tomorrow?!?! He does! We'll be there... me and the five little ones... who aren't so little anymore!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

The kids had a really fun day/night. Jackson is now WAY too cool to go trick-or-treating with the family... Braxton, too. At least I was able to get a picture of Braxton! The kids did an excellent job collecting candy! You gotta love this time of year... candy for breakfast, lunch, dinner and every minute in between! Fantastic!