Monday, July 30, 2012

What?!? You cant be 5!!!

Five years ago today, I gave birth to the sweetest, most tender hearted little boy ever. Gavin, you are one of the best things that ever happened to me and truly are incredible! I love you so much and am so proud of you!

This year was a big one for you. You graduated from preschool, moved to Utah, are learning to swim and read, and have discovered a love for learning. I can't wait to see what the next year brings for you!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Myah!

I can't believe my little girl is one today! This year has gone by so fast! I love you so much, Myah! You were so worth the wait, and I am so lucky to be your mom. You bring so much joy and laughter to our family and I can't wait to see what the future brings. :

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Big move!!!

To the people who know us well, it is no surprise that we have really been struggling financially. So, when I got offered a great new job in Utah, we really had to consider it. After lots of prayers and lots of tears, we decided that Utah was where we were supposed to be. The Lord has made sure we could get here, too. We got a reimbursement from our mortgage company that covered the moving costs. Then, we found someone to rent our house before we were even out of it. Finally, Ryan just found a job up here, so we are all set! It has been very difficult leaving our family behind, but I think in the long run, it will be great for our family. So now, we call South Jordan, Utah our home!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Finding light in the darkness

See the nastiness of the dark clouds? Well, that's how I've been feeling lately. I'm not sure if it's sleep deprivation, a bit of post partum depression, or just life right now, or maybe a combination of it all. Things are not easy right now, and I feel like I'm grasping for, well, just about anything. Finances,work, and health all need some fixing!
The past couple of years have been the first time in my life that I really don't have any really good friends. I have friends but you know that really good best friend you can call just to cry to, laugh with, share moments with, ect. And I am missing that!
As I'm writing this, I can hear the song "Count your blessings" going through my head. I'm really not trying to have a pity party, but am using this more a journal entry. Just as in the picture above, there are breaks in the clouds. My incredible children, my loving husband, my sweet family, and my Saviour. I know in the end I will come out stronger, but man the end is hard to find sometimes!

You're how old???

I can not believe 4 years have gone by since Gavin was born! Gavin, you have changed my world for the better. You truly are the light of my life and I am so grateful that I get to call you my son. You are incredible!

Gavin chose to have his party at Bounce U this year. It is filled for inflatable bounce houses and slides. He had all his friends and family come and bounce the morning away! It was great fun! Here are some pictures:

"I'm 4!"

The kids getting ready for cake!

Grandma Lori and Holly

Grandpa Dan even got in on the fun!

King for the day- Gavin!

Myah and my niece Rhiley loved this silly thing!

Gavin's awesome Star Wars cake!

All (well almost all) the kids!

Grandma Debbie and Myah

Thank you to everyone who came. Gavin felt like the King and had a wonderful day! You all mean the world to us!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Fun

Myah and Minnie at my niece's birthday party. She was sooo excited for Minnie.. she was squealing, reaching and kicking and trying to jump off my lamp.. so Minnie picked her up and then Myah started screaming within 10 seconds.. she decided that was TOO close! hah

Myah's 1st baby cookie.. boy did she love it!

Gavin and my niece Rhiley at Redrock over Memorial Day weekend

Myah's 1st time in the pool.. she has become quite the fish and now loves the water just like her brother! Gavin has been taking swim lessons for the past month and is now swimming 4 or 5 feet all by himself.. he is doing so good! He has also learned how to spell his name..I sure love my kids.. I am a very proud mama!

Looking cute in her hat!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Spring 2011

Gavin's Preschool class

Gavin on his last day of school

Myah- 4 months


Gavin "driving" with Daddy

So, once again, I am so far behind on my posting! We have had a great couple of months. Myah gets bigger and is doing a little more all the time. Gavin is getting so big, I can hardly stand it! He finished his first half a year of preschool and has learned a lot! Here are some highlights from Spring!

Gavin on his Easter Egg hunt

Myah - 3 months old

Sorry about the weirdness of this post... I couldn't get things to work properly!! :)