Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mother's Day

It's been a while since I last updated my blog. It's just been one of those years. During Christmas my sweet Mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. It hit me pretty hard. I only have one mom, and she lives so far away. She is my rock. I am so blessed to have been raised by her. I do have an awesome Mother in law, and as soon as we told her, she said she would be here for my children so I could be with my Mom. So off to Canada I went. It was crazy trying to get there. I ended up in Toronto for the night. Once I did arrive, it was the best feeling to wrap my arms around her and give her a big hug. Then day of surgery came, and I was with Dad, we waited for several hours to hear the outcome, and it was very successful. She was high on drugs, and very entertaining. A few months before she had hip surgery. So she was still in a lot of pain from that. She is now into chemo 2 months, and she has lots all her hair, but still has her eye brows. I think her wig looks amazing on her. She will continue chemo for another 2 months, then she will go in for a hip replacement this summer. She continues to smile and hang on. She had one scary episode, and was rushed to the ER. I'm grateful to know that my family is eternal, and that Heavenly Father knows each of our struggles. He is always by our side and if we let him he will hold us up.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Jacob is 8

Jacob is now 8, and was baptized, he is so full of sunshine and love. He is growing up and learning to serve the Lord. We love our boys and so proud of them. He is getting better in Soccer and it's so fun to watch him put in so much effort in each game, coach asked the team yesterday "are their any players who gave 100%"(after they lost) He of course answered "Coach I did". That's because he truly loves the game and wants to win. We are so blessed to have 4 healthy and happy children.

Rebekah is 12

Many Milestones have been reached in our family, This one with Rebekah turning 12 is a big one, we are so proud of who she has become. She is a great sister and daughter. She is beautiful and chooses to be around good friends. She is making the right choices and we love her very much.

Friday, July 27, 2012


I love Pinterest, who doesn't RIGHT! Got this idea, it was a great one. Our master bathroom mirror was going black around the edges, so I tiled it. Bought the tiles at Home depot cost $14, bought liquid nail for $4. Time was less than an hour.

Destin, FL 2010

Had an amazing trip to Destin in June, can't wait to go back next year. The kids loved the white sand and emerald water. We even got to to a water park across the street, called the big Kahunas. The only down fall was that I was sick the whole week, total bummer for me, but I got to nap every day! James went deep sea fishing with Bekah and Russell, they all threw up the whole time, I guess the waves were a little to big.

Friday, March 2, 2012

How did life get so busy?

These past few months have been a whirlwind. James took over the company completely here in Houston, bought out n=both of his business partners. So he asked me to work part-time from home, I have been keeping him organized, writing news letters, job proposals, checking surveys, paying the office bills, pretty much anything he doesn't normally like doing. So it's been keeping my mornings busy. So on top of it I trained for a duathlon. I even got a medal. Coming in third in my age category. We also have all the boys in soccer, James is Jeremy's coach. I'm still working in the primary presidency and life is never boring around here with all the kids busy with School work and projects. Got a dog for Christmas. We just finally booked our first vacation which is not actually visiting family, so we are excited to be going to Florida this summer. So looking forward to it.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Family pictures can be fun, but they can also be exhausting. This year my kids did not want to cooperate, so it took some bribing. We did get some really great ones. Thanks to my friend Elizabeth who helped out. We will have to make this a yearly tradition.