Monday, September 13, 2010


My red headed, athletic, funny, sexy ( his words, not mine), awesome boy turned 14 while we were in the Valley meeting Shawn and Amber. He just got his interview with Bishop Lindsey so he will be ordained aTeacher 2 weeks from yesterday. We would have done it next Sunday, but our stake is having a special Stake Conference with Elder Richard G. Scott! We aren't sure why he is coming to our area but we are so excited:) We are so proud of our boys for their advancement in the priesthood and their willingness to do what's right!
My GQ boy

Friday, September 10, 2010


Seeing each other for the first time:)


I thought it would be nice if I told my feelings on meeting Shawn. This has been a wish of mine for many years! When I was walking down the hall I couldn't believe I would turn the corner and see Shawn and Amber. That first hug was amazing, so many emotions came out and I did cry! Shawn is so amazing, I can't believe how much we do look alike. We do have the same laugh lines, crinkle in our nose when we smile and some of our expressions are the same!
We hung out for awhile and looked at pictures, I could tell it was a little difficult for Shawn to see the baby pictures, but she said that I did look like the 3 girls as babies. My dad took us to the Cheese Cake Factory. It was yummy, and we had such a nice visit. I couldn't stop staring at Shawn and Amber. I never really looked like any of my family and so it was so neat to see who I look like:) After the dinner we went back to the hotel and talked awhile longer. It was such an emotional few hours that we all decided to call it a night.
Sunday Shawn's BFF was in town so they spent the day with her and her family. It was really okay with me, I think I needed some time to process things. Monday we went out to lunch, I didn't realize we were there for 3 hrs! I felt I took a lot of the time in talking, but they were asking questions and I tried to explain the best I could about church, my growing up, school, dating, and any other questions they could think of!  We then went back to Shawn's hotel, she gave me a Willow Tree statue of a mom and daughter hugging, a picture of herself when she was 8 months pregnant with me and a DVD of her, the girls and their families. These were all special gifts that I will treasure always!!!!! We then went to the Sugar Bowl and had ice cream. It was really good and we had a lot of laughs there. We ended the night by talking in their hotel room for about an hour. I didn't want it to end but the kids were tired and Shawn and Amber's flight was early in the morning. So we hugged and said our goodbyes until next time:) I am so blessed to have Shawn and the girls in my life, they are amazing women and I can't wait to get to know them even more!!! My kids are blessed to have another Nana, and 3 more aunts. Shawn is such a good Nana to all of her grandkids and now to have 5 more to get to love is something wonderful!
I have been trying to download some pictures that my kids and Dave took, but its not working out how I wanted it to. So I will just put the pictures in and hope it looks good.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Well I was going to post everything about this past weekend, but Shawn beat me to it. I told her I was going to direct everyone to her blog, and she said that would be okay. Everything she posted about, I was going to post the same thing! So go to and you will see all the exciting adventures Shawn, Amber and my family had this past weekend. Shawn did go to her bff house on Sunday, I was so glad she was able to go to the bbq. Friendships are so important!!

Friday, September 3, 2010


Friday is finally here, and we are heading to the Valley to meet Shawn and Amber! I can't believe it's here. I am having butterflies, my heart is racing and beating so fast right now. I know this is going to be a forever friendship and love for my new family. I am so grateful for this chance to get to know them:) This has really been a dream come true. I don't have to look at every blond woman in the malls anymore! I will finally be face to face with my birth mom. No more wondering who I look like, I am so glad of this! I will be posting when I get back. Love you all:)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

FREE GIFT!!!   I just got this from my sister, Kristal, it is so cool. I actually got a bigger size so paid a little more, just pay S&H. Really easy to do!!!