Sunday, October 31, 2010



October was a busy month for us.

Justin went to the eye doctor and his one eye is not as good as the other so he suggested glasses. He is having a hard time getting used to them so does not like them too much. We had our first cousin sleepover here and the boys LOVE IT!!!! They are both doing well in school and we have parent teacher conferences next month so hope all is well.

This year we went to a Pumpkin Patch to get pumpkins - my garden did not produce any. The kids had a great time trying to fin the biggest pumpkins.

We went to my parents ward for a Trunk or Treat party and it was fun for them to see some of their friends that they do not get to see every often.

Halloween what can I say - Mark's favorite time of year. It did rain so we were not able to put out all the stuff that we would have like to but we still had a great time with it. Mark was a skeleton pirate, me a Dr., Jarod a pirate and Justin was a monster/goblin. I have taken down all the decorations and now we are getting ready for November.




This month we spend time as a family. Trying to clean up the yard and get ready for fall. Love this time of year.

We went to St George with my family over the Labor Day weekend and stayed in the same house as we did in May - my sister's bosses house. Love it and had a great time. We went to the movies, shopping and did some hikes. It is always nice to get away for a few days. It was really hot down there so we spent most of our time in the house or shopping. I was able to get some Christmas shopping done so that is always nice.

Kids are still doing great in school and we love to spend time with them. They are still in piano and doing well with that also.

Mark is doing well, no hospital visits this year so he has been blessed with that.

I am still working full time from home - that is such a blessing to me. I love being home.




Mark and I celebrated our birthdays this month, I am 40 and he is 38. WOW. All last year I told everyone that Mark was throwing me a surprise 40th birthday party. LOL I told him not to worry about doing anything cause this was just another birthday to me. Not a big deal.

Jarod has been struggling in school this year - 5th grade. So we are really working on helping him through this time. WE LOVE HIM and he will make it through this time.

Justin is now in 2nd grade and doing awesome. His is really learning and picking up his school work fast. WE LOVE HIM also.

Sad to see the summer end but we have had a great time as a family.




We had a great month with the 4th and the 24th of July. We celebrated with Fireworks on each day. We love to do the fireworks.

The kids ended the school year and only had a 3 week break before they started their new year. They are doing well and really growing up fast.

Mark has been doing well he still has his bad day and his good days. But we are grateful that he has day.

I have just been working and spending as much time with the family as possible.

This month Mark and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. LOVE YOU MARK


Tuesday, July 13, 2010



Kids are still in school and our pool is now open!!!! We are trying to go as often as possible.

This year for Cub Scout Camp for Jarod - Webelos - I took Friday the 18th off and I drove up the boys and meet up with their den mother. We had soooo much fun. It was my first time. We had 5 boys and the group of boys we ended up with were soooo obnoxious and disrespectful and our boys we so good. By the end of the day one of the boys came up to me and said he was getting irritated by them.

Not much happened this month to us but for us that is good new.



Well May we had good news and bad news....

The bad news is we did not go to LaJolla this year :( due to a money situation. The paint, the floors and baseboards. I am sad we did not go but I have to say I LOVE MY FLOORS!!!!

The good news is we did get to go down to St George with my family. My sisters boss has a house down there that we stayed in. They had a little putting green, trampoline and a slide in the backyard. So the kids had a ton of fun playing. They did have a community pool it was not the ocean but it was still a blast. They had a place called Pirate Island that we went to, it is a Chuck E Cheese but with better food. LOL. I have been wanting to get family pictures done and while we were there we were able to get some good pictures. I will post some.

Kids are finishing up school and Mark is hanging in there, me hmmmm same ol same ol.


Monday, May 10, 2010



Well we finished up our floors and now we starting on the baseboards.

It took a couple of weeks but they baseboards are done!!!! YEAH

We still need to get the hall closet doors back up - we have to do some adjusting. Mark has being doing a 6 week Flolan increase to help him to get feeling better. So he has not had the energy to work on this. He is doing O.K. with his back not back to 100% and the increase we have not yet been able to get this project done. But hey we are close.

With love



Jarod turned 10!!! How time flies. My baby is growing up. We had the grandparents and of course favorite Aunt Sheri over for cake and ice cream. Fun times.

While everyone was here they all helped me take furniture out to get ready for our painter Tony to come and paint. YEAH!!! After 11 years we are FINALLY painting. We are painting the front living room, hallway, kitchen, dinning area and family room. We painted the ceilings white, the walls a silver and 3 accent walls a dark green. It turned out wonderful. I LOVE IT!!!

On Friday March 5th we went bowling with some friends and on our second round Mark went to take his shot and tweaked his back. The funny thing is that shot he got a strike - it was his only strike in the 2 games. After the game we took him to the Insta Care and they said he should be fine but if it still hurts to go and see a back Dr. A couple weeks later Mark decided to go to a back Dr. and they said he did not hurt anything bad but to do some therapy. Mark started therapy 2 times a week for about 3 weeks. He went and saw one of Brian's aide.

On Friday the 26th me, Mark, my dad and Darin started to install our new laminate flooring. Brazilian Cherry. It took most of the night Friday, all day Saturday and then we finished up the following Saturday.

We only have the baseboards left to do. We decided to replace them all. Lots of work but well worth it.

With love



The kids are doing well in school and loving piano.

Mark is doing good. No medical incidents to report.

I am still working from home and loving it!! I am soooo blessed.


We did not do too much for V-Day. We took the kids around to pass out their Valentines and mainly spent time as a family. LOVE THEM!!!

With love


Well it's the New Year and so far so good. Everyone is doing well, the kids are back in school and Mark's health is doing good.

My Dad turned 70 on the 11th. WOW - he is such a great dad!!! We went to dinner with the entire family to celebrate at Red Robin. YUMMY.

With love

Saturday, January 30, 2010



This New Years Eve my dad, mom and sister came over and we had dinner and we played on the WII for hours. We got Toy Story for Christmas so we play ALL the games on it. FUN FUN FUN. About 11:30 we decided to watch one of the countdown shows - well we all made it to the New Year but not for long shortly after midnight we all went to bed. LOL LOL

I hope this year will be a good one for all of us.




Christmas was a great!!!

In the morning we got up and opened presents then went to Marks family and we were able to talk to Steven (on his mission in North Carolina). Spent some time with my family then came home and the kids were able to play with their toys. Mark, Jarod and Justin all got new nerf guns and they had a nerf gun battle throughout the house. It was nice to spend time with family. We are so grateful for this time of year and for us to be able to reflect on how the Lord has blessed us this past year. Hopefully the next year will just as great!!! LOVE YA




We left for WDW on Thursday Dec 3rd with me, Jarod, Justin, my mom, dad and sister. We stayed the first 2 nights at the Caribbean Beach then moved over to the Boardwalk when my 2 cousins and the ones family. Justin had his 7th birthday on Friday and was able to get a $67.00 gift card from Disney for his birthday gift. What a good birthday!!! It was not too cold or too warm it was in the 70's so not too bad, it did rain on the Friday we got there and the Friday before we left. Of course we hit all the fast rides - Jarod love them!!! That is good cause I do to. Jarod wanted to try Mission Space this year since he has not done it before - they have 2 sides a mellow side and a fast side well to start out we did the mellow side then later he wanted to try the fast side so just he and I went on it - well there is 4 to a side and the car is VERY VERY tight well it took a little bit to get the ride started and I almost started to have a panic attack cause like I said it is very tight. Jarod loved it. Overall it was a FABULOUS trip. Had good food, good rides, good rides and good company. Hopefully we can go again next year. LOVE YA




On Thanksgiving morning when we woke up Mark was not feeling well so we decided not to go to Thanksgiving with Marks family. He did not feel well to make the drive to Duchesne. My family was having a lunch but my sister had come down with Shingles and we did not want Mark around just in case she was contagious. So we ended up staying home. I have to say it was REALLY nice to just be with just us. We did miss family. Since we were not planning on being home we did not have anything prepared for lunch or dinner so we just made corndogs, fish sticks and taquitos, it was a good lunch. LOL. I posted this on Facebook and some nice people in our neighborhood read it and decided to bring us some of there Thanksgiving meal. It was really good and we were thankful for it. We are truly blessed for great family and friends. LOVE YA