Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011


I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, music leader, homemaker, dental hygienist, and runner among other things. I love cooking, juicing, being outside, being with loved ones, and getting out of town. Life is full. Life is good. I am on a journey to make it better...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My niece sent me this link to a beautiful song titled I AM Christ. It is a very touching and definitely a pick-me-up. I hope you enjoy it too.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The month of August has been a busy one. Spencer's brother and his sister both got married this month. Between the two weddings Spencer DJ'd two receptions and a ball. It was a blast and both of them seem to have found their matches. We have lots of fun pictures of fun summer activities that I will be posting soon. Life is well.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


So about three weeks ago Jackson got the flu and then 2 days later Carlee got it. Luckily Spencer and I stayed well and the day after Carlee was better I went down to Mesa to see Wicked, for my soon to be sister's bridal shower, her going through the temple and meeting her family. It was a whirl-wind trip but a happy one. We got back Sunday and the next couple of days went ok.

Tuesday night I was preparing to fry some tortilla's for tostadas and I'll spare you the story but we ended up with a grease fire and Carlee being badly burned on her arm, stomach, a few drops on her face and right ankle and nearly third degree burns on her left foot and ankle. After a rush to Urgent care she was all wrapped up and taken care of. Jackson had apparently started having diarrhea while we were gone and then started throwing up in the middle of the night. We were supposed to head to UT the next morning but decided that wouldn't really work. So Spencer left to get some work done on the car. He gets home that evening (after spending $600 on the car) to find Jackson still ill and me lying on the couch. Needless to say I started my turn with the flu with in a few minutes and Spencer took Carlee to Urgent Care to have her wounds re-dressed. UT was delayed another day.

Thursday morn J and I are still sick, Carlee is handling her self well bla bla bla. Now a week later we have had 2 more doctors visits for Carlee, one for Jackson; the poor kid is skin and bones and has lost nearly a pound in three weeks; he is still not well. Carlee's burns are healing miraculously. All but her foot and ankle have peeled and are on the road to normal. Spencer started physical therapy for his knee yesterday and I am feeling well. We unfortunately had to miss out on our two reunions in UT but look forward to the next ones in '10 and '11.

Life is crazy but good. I will be so grateful when my usually happy children return to normalcy. In the meantime we are happily awaiting the arrival of #3 around Christmas.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Our Sunshine

I love these pictures. Lara took them last Thanksgiving. Oh how precious our now One-year-old boy is to us! Who do you think Jackson looks like most?

My Baby Boy is One!

Jackson's birthday was a couple of weeks ago so we decided to use it as an excuse to have some friends over to our "new" place. I made him an egg-free chocolate cake that had issues but still tasted good to me. Although, Jackson did not like it one bit. His favorite thing was taking the strawberry in and out of the whole in the little bunt cake.
Jackson- surprised at all of the attention.

Here's Sweet Carlee being the typical ham that she is.
The two boys in back are the Merrell's- Noah and Reed. The Merrells live upstairs and we really enjoy their family. Ryan is in front and he is the son of my best Flagstaff friend Abi.
Vanessa and Ezra Merrell are on the left and Abi and Chris are on the right.
Our family picture of J's birthday. Don't you love how all over the place we are?
All the kiddos present had just as much fun with Jackson's gifts as he did.
The Praet family stopped by a little later and I realized I didn't get any pictures of them. It was fun night full of yummy food and great company. We are so happy Jackson is part of our family! We love you J!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Cap cap!"

Jackson turned 11 months yesterday. It is amazing to think that this precious boy has already spent almost a year in our home.

This morning I clapped my hands twice and simultaneously said, "Clap, clap!" to Jackson while he was eating. He looked at me and smiled and then clapped twice and simultaneously said, "Cap, cap!"

I couldn't believe it! For a little guy that only jabbers, "Ma ma ma ma ma," and occasionally, "Duh duh duh duh duh" it was so fun to see him branch out.