Friday, January 30, 2009


So I really don't make new year resolutions, why I am not really sure- I usually just don't. Lately I have however been going through a bit of self examination. Ever since I have had Ky, I just have not really felt like myself. I have been trying to figure it out, hence my self examination. At first I just chalked it up to hormones, adjusting to a life with 3 kiddos, lack of sleep and not exercising. While I do believe those all play a role in my feeling that way, I have decided it is now time for me to be more proactive. Instead of waiting for things to just get better regardless of my sleep habits, my hormones or the craziness of 3 kids I have to be who I am and who I want to be-NO EXCUSES!!!!
Pres. Hinckley came up with 6 BE'S for the youth-well all of the church really. I decided I need my own 6 BE'S. I shared them last week with Bryan and now I will share them with you. So here they are my "new"Life Resolutions...........

-BE MORE SERVICE ORIENTED.... I love to help others. It is what I do when I am at work,it is what I do as a Mom, as a women in the church and it truly makes me happy to help others. I feel like I have been lacking in that dept. So I am asking you, please if you ever need anything let me know, I would love to help.

-BE LESS SELFISH..... As a Mother I feel a inner battle with this one all the time. All I can say is that there must be balance in all things.

-BE MORE PATIENT...... Not only with my kids do I need to work on this. When I have my mind made up about something, it is hard for me to be patient. Example- It is hard for me to be patient and wait to finish our basement a little at a time, I want to take out a loan and do it now! Not smart I know(luckily I am married to a really smart and patient man) but that is why I need to be more patient. I have a friend at work who says that-on her way to work she never asks the Lord for patience while at work because he will give her the most trying patient. That makes me laugh but I am still praying for it-so bring it on-Patience is a Virtue and I want it!

-BE MORE FUN...... I feel like I am normally a real fun person. Lately I think I have lost some of my spunk. I 'm bringing back the spunk. Watch out!!!!

-BE MORE ORGANIZED...... Let me just say I am not an organized freak, but part of me wants to be. I do feel that my life flows a little better when I am organized-that goes for my house as well. I am striving for more organization, any pointers for me while I am patiently waiting until my basement is done????

-BE/ HAVE PERSPECTIVE...... It is important for me to get back to basics. It is important for me to remember why I am here and that I am a Daughter of God. I have a purpose and what I am doing is important. My children are blessings from a loving Heavenly Father, who loves me as well. It is important for me to know that I have a husband who loves me and is a huge blessing in my life! Yes, I need to keep things in perspective, what is truly important to me and important in this life!

So there ya have it my 6 BE'S. No way will I accomplish all this in one year( heavens my basement may not even be done in one year), let alone my lifetime. These are my "Life Resolutions", my weakness in all their glory! Hopefully I will make progress little by little- Line upon Line right! I think it is time to crank up the music and dance with my kiddos-Dawson will be home from school any minute, he loves to dance and he is not afraid to admit it! Hey look at me being so fun, working on them already! Anyone else feel like dancing?????

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ky's little boxing glove

Our week started off with Ky burning his right hand while I was VT! He just reached up and touched the fireplace. It was like slow motion, yet I was still not fdast enough to stop him! My heart just sank! I see this all the time at work but when it is your own it hits a whole different level. Blisters were on the pads of his hand and all but his pinky finger. Uhhh. I called the Dr. and asked them to call in some silvadene cream so I could take care of his hand. This is where being a Nurse comes in handy. I could just take care of my baby myself and change the dressing daily instead of taking him in every day for the first couple days to get the bandage changed. But as a Mom it is the most awful feeling as well. My heart just ached for the poor little guy! He did really well with having a little boxers glove for a couple days. I have to say I just thinks he looks adorable as a little one can be with a boxers glove!

Didn't slow him down!

Still smiling and happy
I just love this little guy!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Saturday we headed up to Salt Lake for the Jazz vs. Cavaliers game. We got to go with our good friends Jon and Shannon. I was "jazzed" shall we say to have a little weekend away with Bryan. It was wonderful! We had a blast at the game and had great seats. Thanks to Bryan's friend who is the assistant general manager for the Cavs! Chris you rock!!!!

Gotta love the self portrait
Lebron-King-James with a warm up dunk!
Teams during warm up After the game we went to a fancy smancy steakhouse- Flemmings. It was the best steak, well the best I have had in Utah and just as good as the ones I have had in Texas. We stayed at the Little America hotel. I love everything about that hotel.
Before we headed home on Sunday, we had to eat at the Little America Brunch! It is soooooo good! Yes some of my highlights on every vacation is the food- I love to eat what can I say!

Bryan and me in the hotel lobby after breakfast- The food is that good- that is why we are smiling!
It was great to get away but we were both glad to get back home to our kiddos. Thanks to Bryans Mom, Dad and Suzanny for watching our kids so we could go-especially last minute! Your the best! We love ya!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Ky is Crusing!

Even as a baby Ky never liked to sit still and now he is all over the place both crawling and walking! Yes walking! He is only 8 1/2 months old! He not may little baby anymore. He has taken up to about 10 steps before 1 of 2 things happen. 1 He falls or 2 He realizes it is faster to crawl! He is very strong and determined.

One of Ky's favorite things lately is to play in the kitchen. He loves to open the drawers and cupboards and pull the stuff out or just play in them!

He is just standing there admiring his work or shall we say mess!Did I mention he likes to climb on things, I don't mean the stairs either. This morning we found him doing this. Yup he is inside the basket. Gotta love the grin!

Just chillin in the basket!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ky's First New Years

Happy New Years!!! I am only 22 days late in saying that, but whatever. We had a great New Years and I hope all of you did as well.

Ky did not make it to cheer in the New Year, however Addy and Dawson did! They had a blast!

Since Ky did not make it to Midnight we got a picture of the 3 of them in the morning. Ky is not digging the hat anymore!

The kids at Midnight! Dawson is looking a little tired.

Addy took this picture and insisted we wear the party hats! Don't hate us because we look so good.

Monday, January 12, 2009


Tonight we went bowling with Jenny and Tay! My kids love to bowl and going with them adds just a little more fun!