Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Together Again!!

Haven't posted in FOREVER! There is just too much to catch up on right now, but I just wanted to post these pictures of my sweet Noah. We had a great first Christmas in our new place. It was so nice to be together as a family and not have to travel at Christmas to see each other. Also this Christmas Eve we got to see our nephew Nathan (who is 16) be baptized. What a neat experience, and great way to feel the spirit at Christmas.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I recently gave a friend of mine a pair of Jon's police boots that he was no longer using (they use different ones at the department he works for now) to give to her son. He son is interested in becoming a police officer and she said he was excited to get them. Then she told me (with tears in her eyes) that she had thought about her son having those boots and that what she wished for him is that someday he would "fill" Jon's boots. Now mind you her son already wears the same size shoe as my husband...she was telling me that she hoped someday her son would turn out to be like my husband. I just wanted to write this down today so I would remember it. I want to thank that friend for telling me something so sweet and heartfelt, and I want to thank my husband for being someone young men can look up to. He is of course not perfect (because none of us are), but he is a good man and he tries very hard to do the right thing (even when it has made things difficult for him). I also wanted to remember that I am so lucky to have a good husband, and a good friend.

Monday, January 9, 2012


Well, not quite...but it's as close as we have come so I'll take it. Our house is UNDER CONTRACT. We have finished most of the inspections without a single hiccup and I am thinking this is really going to happen. We should settle on February 9th and would moved out on the 10th and 11th. Jon, Anne and Rich will take the U hauls up to Northern Utah on the 11th and I will most likely move in with my parents in the middle of St. George for a bit. We don't want to get stuck in a six month lease on a rental while we get our loan funded and close on a new off to mom and dads Noah and I will go. Hopefully it will only be for a few weeks, but we shall see. I am so excited that I will be living with my husband again soon and that we will get to be our own little family in our own place soon...but I am still very sad to be leaving Southern Utah and all of my amazing friends and family here. I am a big ball full of all kinds of feelings right now, but mainly I am so very thankful that the home has sold and I want to say a big thank you to all of those who I know were keeping us in your prayers. Love to you all!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's Been Awhile! (Yes I sung this while I posted it)

Dear Blog followers, sorry I have been slackin'. I hate to say it out loud, but my life feels like it's on I kinda hate to think about it too much. The house has still not sold though we drop the price again and again, and I am still living the life of a single mom while the the hubster has to work and live away from his family. It's a sad thing. But life DOES go on.
My sweet Noah started 7th grade. I can't believe it! He will be a teenager in November. Sometimes I still feel the teenage part of myself, so it will be interesting to be the mother of one. (Pictures of my growing boy provided. One of him at the park in his cool sunglasses and one of him trying to ride his little cousin Bradlie's bike with his super long legs.)
Jon and I after a lot of thinking and praying have decided once again to change our minds on where we are going to live once the house ever sells. We have decided we will live in Saratoga Springs. It is a good central location, it is a nice, small city, it is close to some family (Scott and Lauren live there), it's pretty, and they have great loans available there to make our lives much more comfortable. While there are areas where I would love to live even more (like Daybreak) it will just be much more affordable for us in Saratoga.
Anyways, not to much more to write about us. Like I said, I feel like my "real" life is on hold. I'm sure I will have lot more to say when we get ready to move, while we make the transition, and while we live together as a family again.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Devil or Angel? I Can't Make Up My Mind.

If you couldn't tell, that title was to be sung. ;) Don't know if any of you listened to oldies when you were young...but I did... A LOT! So that oldie Devil or Angel came to mind when I was trying to think of a title to describe the blog that would divulge the secrets of my relationship with Flamin' Hot Cheetoes. (Especially the Limon ones.)
I freakin' love them!!
They are my absolute favorite junk food item. We can keep chocolate, or cookies in our house for weeks and I can not touch them...but a bag of Flamin' hots doesn't stand a chance. So, what is the problem if I love them so??? Well my shear lack of will power when I am in their presence has made me, and continues to make me a fat-a**! So, being that it is New Years Eve, and everyone is thinking about New Years resolutions, I have decided that I have to re-evaluate our torrid affair. While I can not even think about giving them up all together, I do have to turn our relationship from a nightly after hours hook-up into a more responsible adult relationship. Now, I am not saying that I will not miss our "hot" midnight booty calls, or dates (and by dates I mean me, the flamin' hots and a chick flick) I have to do better for me, and my family. So, sorry Flamin' Hots, but you and I need to be "on a break", oh and please don't feel's not you, it's me.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

What A Group!

I forgot to post the Christmas picture of Noah's class at school. They are all in their PJ's because they had Polar Express day at their school. When they got there in the morning there was train noises playing over the intercom. It was really cute. This year instead of playing games the class had a white elephant gift exchange, and the kids did really well with it. The kids in Noah's class this year are a great group who are wonderful to each other, and his teacher is amazing, and cute as can be.

Christmas A GoGo

We were able to have Jon come home for a few days for Christmas, it was so nice!! We were together to watch Noah open all of his loot. Now let me explain that Noah LOVES these little toys called Gogo's Crazy Bones but already has most of the ones that are available here in the United States (there are 5 sets of them and only the first came out here in the good ol' USofA, not to mention all of the special ones that Noah wants that again are not here in the USA). More of these toys were what Noah wanted most for Christmas, so I did my shopping early since I had to order his gifts from England! Oh well, it was so worth it on Christmas morning when he was so excited!