Thursday, May 15, 2008


So I got an ipod shuffle for Mothers Day and I am in need of some great workout music. However, I don't know the names or artists of any songs. Please help me so I can get my booty back in shape!! Thanks a million.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My Babies are 3!!

I can't believe my kids are already 3! It's been a rollercoaster three years but the good times definitely out weigh the bad. I don't know what I would do without them. They are such a huge part of my life and I love them to pieces. The Party Gang!! Thank you to everyone that came. We had a blast!
The big birthday surprise. We were worried that they wouldn't be able to ride them, but a week ago they finally caught on. Needless to say I've spent that last two days walking the streets and trails of Pocatello following them on their bikes, which they love.

Here's a glimpse of their life. It was a rocky start for Madison who had to stay in the hospital for a month. She then came home with a heart monitor and oxygen for the next 3 months. Talk about scarey, hearing that alarm go off in the middle of the night. We were so happy to have all the tubes and tape off of her so we could see her beautiful face. Braxton was able to come home with us but he struggled with the suck and swallow concept. It was a long awaited reunion when we were finally able to bring Madison home and not have to juggle going back and forth to the hospital. Thank you to our wonderful Moms and friends who helped us. We couldn't have done it without you.

Although it was hard, especially the first year, I can honestly say I would do it all over! Thank goodness they get easier the older they get. And thank goodness their hair grew fast.=) I love them, they are my life!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mr. Turtle and Hot Rod Granny

So one thing that is kind of weird about me is that a lot of times I look at people and think, If they were an animal they would be, a giraffe, a bear, a horse, a donkey etc etc. So when I met Tyler I instantly thought he looked like a turtle. To my delight while we were at Hogle Zoo I found this shell and made him get in for a picture. He's such a good sport. Don't you all agree with me, definitely a turtle.

This is my 100 year old great grandma. She's wild at heart. I was thinking the other day that when people get to be at the point where they should be in a nursing home don't put them in there. I say take them to all the places they've wanted to go and put them on a motorcycle to give them the ride of their life and if they die in the process then that's ok. At least they would be doing something they love instead of sitting in a wheel chair in a hospital. Maybe you'll all think that's mean but that's the way I want to go. I may not know your name or you might have to change my diaper =) but I'll still be loving life.

BYU Women's Conference

I had the opportunity to go to Women's Conference with my cousins, Katy, Brittney & Ashley and also my mother in law, Patty and her cousin, Peggy. It was the funnest two days. We laughed and cried, didn't sleep much but more importantly we were spiritually uplifted for two straight days. Not to mention we didn't have any children so naturally we are more relaxed and even a little immature. It was so much fun being with my cousins and reminiscing of the good ole days in Cove. I'm so thankful for them and their testimonies and the fun tradition we've started. Leaving the Conference being on a spiritual high just makes me want to be a better mom and wife. A lot of the talks we went to were about being enough. That doing our best is enough and we don't have to feel like we are falling short. The church is true and I love it!!

This picture didn't turn out too well, but that is President Monson and his wife. He was our surprise closing speaker of the conference. One of my favorite things is when there is a room full of 20,000 plus LDS women chatting away ( you can imagine how loud it was) and then all of a sudden, silence and here comes the Prophet. It was amazing. Everyone had tears in their eyes and the spirit was so strong. Just being in the room, you know he is a true Prophet of God. His words were inspirational and I'm determined to do a little better, but again, he reiterated that my best is enough. One more thing on a lighter side, during his talk I looked down at his sweet wife and she was asleep and I just got to thinking that to me he is the Prophet, the person closest to our Heavenly Father and I know Sister Monson knows that too, but to her he is just the man she fell in love with so many years ago. It just helps me realize that they are just like you and me and we can all be just like the Prophet and his wife.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Answer

Madison has 11 pairs of underwear on. It must be a new fetish because that wasn't the last time.

I just got back from BYU Womens Conference so I'll post pictures from that later.