Tuesday, December 18, 2007


This is a cute picture of my older sister Rochelle with two of her three kids.
My sister was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer about three months ago and has been doing chemo. She is now cancer free with two more rounds of chemo. So she'll be done in mid February. Without having to have a mastectomy. Yeah!!!! I think so many people have been praying for her and because of every one's faith that prayers are heard and that miracles happen everyday. I'm so happy for her and her family. This Christmas will be one to remember. I can't wait to get home and see everyone. Let the count down begin. 6 days!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Jeremy was easier to tag than myself (I'm still working on that one)

I've been tagged to say 5 things you should know about my husband.

1. He's a very hard worker. When something needs to be done he can figure it out and get the job done. With only a little nagging:) Which includes house work. He's a real man and does more than his fair share of dishes, laundry, and floors. I love him for it. His hard work is evident in his two businesses.

2. He also knows how to relax and have a good time. He is funny, entertaining, and people always feel comfortable around him. Unless they're blowing it then he can be pretty hard to be around. He tells it like it is and usually says what's on his mind. (He's not afraid of confrontation, which I'm scared to death of, so I'm always total stressed out when he's telling people they're blowing it ex) waitresses, pizza places, etc.

3. He is a great friend to have. Everyone he knows is his best friend and he'll keep in touch with them for the rest of their lives. There's no hiding from him. He'll call old bishops, parents, and mission comps, etc. and hunt people down. He's always calling, writing, emailing, or getting together with old friends. I'm so very bad at that so it's definitely a talent that I admire in him.

4. He's very good at getting what he wants and almost aways does get what he wants. It's a little annoying when it's not what I want, but it's also an amazing talent he has. We watched "The Secret" and decided that Jeremy has been living the secret his whole life. He just acquired four new pump rigs for his business for free. Positive thinking! This is also something I'm trying to learn from him.

5. I believe it is a talent to have many loves or passions and Jeremy has many passions: sports, red juice, taco soup, banana bread, the guitar, his motorcycle, steaks, the scriptures, church, discovery channel, history, CNN, The Week, friends, the kids, and ME.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

One Hott Momma

The other day I was upstairs with the kids in the Game Room when Kayla had her Barbies out playing with them. She had a new one that she was playing with and Jackson was up with us also. While Kayla was playing with it, Jackson pointed at Barbie and said, "Mom". It was then and there that I had realized that truely all of my dreams had come true. I actually had married Barbie.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Caroling Surprise!!

Last night Jeremy was out of town. So I was doing the bath and bedtime routine by myself. I had gotten Jackson out of the bath and into diaper. Then I got Isaac out and wrapped him in a towel. I wanted to get Makayla started on her bath and then I would get Isaac dressed while she finished up by herself.

While I was getting her started, Isaac came into the bathroom to inform me that people were at our door. So I wrapped Isaac back up in his towel and went to get the door. When I realize the door was already slightly ajar. So I opened the door to find our stake president's family and friends laughing on my porch.

It occurred to me that Isaac had answered the door naked and they confirmed that assumption. They then sang a beautiful carol for our naked family (Isaac in a towel flashing them every so often, Makayla in a towel, and Jackson in his diaper) I was red with embarrassment and they say their song with a little chuckle here and there. I heard them laughing all the way to the car after I shut the door.

I hope every caroler doesn't get such a warm greeting from us this season.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Post Card Project

Makayla has a post card project at school. Their class is trying to get 100 post cards by the 100th day of school. Makayla doesn't have any yet because I've completely forgot to ask anyone. I would be really great if some family would send one to he. I was going to put the address but it's probably better to have you all call and get it from me, rather than posting an address on the blog. So if you'd like to send a post card call me for the school's address, email me, or mail it to our home. I love you all and can't wait to go home for Christmas. We are also having grammy visit for a few days before we leave. I can't believe how great this Christmas is going to be. Tuesday were having family pictures taken. Hopeful theses will turn out better than the last two time, right.