Sunday, July 25, 2010

The previous post describes how I feel about Blogging right now...I love to get on here and do a few times a week to see what everyone else is posting.........but alas, I've lost that lovin feelin for blogging. I'll try to reignite my passion.

Once we have some news on moving or jobs I'm sure I'll want to post something. Till then!

You've lost that loving feeling - The Righteous Brothers

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Sambo's Vocabulary!
Sam wants to talk so bad! So far his words are:
Papa (he LOVES my dad!)
num num
go go
"I Hope" (for the song I hope they call me on a mission)
"Popcorn" (for....well....Popcorn popping of course)
Peaze (please)
more (relating to food of course)
all done (also relating to food)
I think thats it for now.

Enjoying some frosting for the cupcakes!

Monday, March 29, 2010

The puzzle piece that just doesn't fit..

Ever feel like you are just kinda awkwardly out of place? That is how I have been feeling lately. Not in a completely bad way persay, but I'm kinda stumped. I haven't been myself...I have kinda felt withdrawn from the things that I LOVE and have brought me so much comfort. Exercise and socializing have almost been a foreign thought as of late...I feel change coming...(i know, duh, Matthew is graduating....) I just keep thinking..Heavenly Father, just help me to be able to hear your voice so that I know what it is that I need to do.
I have watched so many good friends move away...its hard to keep starting over. You build up a friendship, and then it seems like it just slips away with the miles that are between us and them. I don't want it to be like that, but it just kinda happens. I cry when I think about the friends that we have made, the memories that Max has of people, and then the day comes when I ask him if he remembers so and so, and he looks at me confused and says....nope. I mean, these people were around more than family, and all it takes is enough time to pass and he forgets them.
I don't know what life has in store for me and my family. Heck I don't have the slightest clue where I will be in 6 months. I know I am not alone in this quandry. In fact, I know many people that are trying to figure out this same thing. I just really feel uncomfortable not 'knowing'. I'm a planner through and through.
I know that I just need to "Be still and know that He is God"

I don't know why I felt like posting this...but somehow I feel better.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Name?

So, today I decided to make Max a little take to church 'notebook'. We are trying to get away from toys for him, but he still needs something to keep him occupied...anyway, when I finished, I said, 'Max do you wanna write your name on it'...Then he told me that he didn't want to, but that he wanted me to do it. So I did it in the typical fashion you would imagine....M A X. He quickly told me that that was not his name now that he has gotten bigger. So he decided to show me how he wrote his new 'big boy' it is............

I want to add that we have not shown him this word....although he did say that 'daddy taught me that'.. I mean the word Poop isn't usually the second word that you teach a kid to write...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Overdue I spose

So, its hard to know where to begin when I have been so bad at posting. Oh well, I don't think I will try too hard to make up for lost time. I'll just hit some highlights.

Summer has been a ton of fun. Normally I don't really relish (good pun huh? relish, hot get it) in the summer time. It makes me miss my family even more because thanks to Facebook I get to see the pictures of all of them boating at the lake....without me :-( But thanks to some fabulous friends and a fun family of my own, we have been able to create some fun memories here in Utah even without my extended family and boating.

We have been getting ready for our Montana trip and Max is sooo excited. We got his cousin a birthday present since we missed it, and he is exstatic to give it to her. He has been saying..."mom we have to go to Hannah Montana so we can give Janie her birthday present".. Thanks Disney Channel for helping my child confuse geography with fictional characters.

Here are some pics of our summer so far. Hopefully there will be much more later!

Max is an awesome big brother. He loves helping with Sam, hugging, kissing and loving. And Sam can't get enough of Max either! He thinks he is hilarious. He makes for a good audience for a hyperactive 3 year old.

Max was in line waiting to go on one of those bouncy things at the Provo Freedom Festival. He as always was way excited for an opportunity to bounce. I mean, he has been bouncing ever since he was a little baby and could find some springiness in the fatty flesh of his mommies legs and tummy. Really though, the best part of this picture is the anonymous little girl with her hands on her hips looking up at Matthew. I have no idea who she is, but she is super cute!

This is a pic of Max and I waiting to go on the 'Tornado'. Max wasn't too keen on the idea once he saw how high the thing spins around. But we had a couple of really cute little boys that were trying to reassure Max that it wasn't really that scary, actually it was prett fun. Max didn't cry or freak out or anything like that, but his face was priceless once the ride was in full swing. I think that it was the first time that he has ever felt his stomach do that flittery thing that it does when you are defying gravity. Matthew was next in line to ride with Max, but Max had had enough with just one ride.

We captured this moment while Max was in another bouncy thing. It is always kind of a miracle for me to capture a pic like this one. Taking into account a slowish shudder speed, and a mommy that almost always misses that priceless pic, but I can always remember it because the pic that I got was the face right after the smile..

Max and Becca with the Sparklers. They LOVED them!!!! It's not a 4th of July Party without Sparklers!

We had an awesome 4th! The Provo parade was fun, we had lunch with friends, went to a Tea Party, had a great nap, hit the Freedom Festival for dinner and rides, and then had some fireworks and treats with more good friends!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What We've been up to....

So, life has been pretty simple around here really, We've all been doing quite a bit of this...........

Naturally followed by an almost equal amount of this..............................................

Boys all dressed up for Church

Boys all dressed up for Church
They really do love eachother so much. Max is always asking to hold Sam.

Sam is really excited to play outside, can't you tell

Blessing Day

Blessing Day
This was a really special day. We blessed Sam in Missoula, Montana at my parents house so that all of our family could be there. It was the last Sunday before Christmas, almost everyone was there, and the lights of the Christmas tree were on. So so so special.