Sunday, November 28, 2010


Out my front window
I love the snow, just not the cold!!! It is so pretty right now. We left for church with clear roads and lots of wind. After church it was a blowing blizzard, I couldn't hardly see the road because of the fog. I did make it safely and now am watching it come down and blanket my yard!!! Kids are hoping for a snow day, don't think it will happen though.

Monday, November 15, 2010


The baby is upside down. You can see the arm and hands!
The left side is the heart rate and the right side is the baby
  Here is the first picture of Summers baby!!  They said everything looks great and she is 11 weeks. She was able to hear the heartbeat today too!  Can't wait for the end of May or beginning of June:)


Yesterday we had a special Stake Conference that was broadcast from Salt Lake. It was for the whole state of Arizona! What an amazing 2 hours!! We heard a talk on how we need to be thankful and to express our thankfulness. So I decided to put some things down that I'm grateful for and it may be long winded but I want to have it for my blog book. So if you get bored, sorry, you can scroll down to other sites or just click out :}
My first thing I'm grateful for is the knowledge I have that there is a Heavenly Father that knows ME and loves ME! It is so awesome to think that with all the people in the world, He knows each and everyone of us!! I know I  have a long ways to go to be a "perfect" person, but having the gospel in my life helps me to know that as long as I try to do those things that are right I can make it back to him someday.
 I'm very grateful for Jesus Christ and for his atonement that I can repent of my daily sins. I'm also so blessed to have the gift of the Holy Ghost in my life. I've had some pretty neat experiences by listening and some experiences I wish I would have been more in tune. I'm so grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!!!!!
I'm so very grateful for the Book of Mormon and the other books of scriptures. How blessed we are to have the words of prophets of long ago! I'm so grateful to have a living prophet today to lead and guide us.
I'm so thankful to a selfless, amazing, loving, kind and beautiful Birth Mom, Shawn. If it wasn't for her I wouldn't be where I am today. I know she never wanted to give me up, but by doing this she gave me to the best parents I could have ever asked for. I have been so blessed to have found Shawn and my three sisters. They are so amazing and fantastic! I can't put into words how much they mean to me. Shawn , you are an angel, you have been so great to my family and we LOVE you!!!
Mom, dad, Lance, Kristal, and Kandra, I LOVE YOU ALL!!! You have always been there to support me in whatever I am doing, even when it might have been a little on the blond side. I couldn't have asked for a better family to be adopted into. I get so much strength from all of you.
I have much to be grateful for in my children. Summer, we love you and are excited to be grandparents! We will love this precious spirit that Heavenly Father has sent to us. You will always have a home to come to . We know the future will be hard for you and Tarik, but with prayer and guidance, you can do it!!!
Autumn, you are such a sweet girl and you have such a loving heart. Whatever you decide to do in life we will help you achieve it! Always stay close to the church and you will have happiness:)
Skyler, you are such an amazing young man, we don't know what the future holds for you either, but you have been chosen to do some awesome things! You are such a great example to your brothers and your friends. Always stay close to the Lord and you can get through anything:)
Hunter, you also have a very tender heart and so sensitive to peoples needs. People love to be around your fun sense of humor. You have always known when I have been a little down and always try to cheer me up!
Clay, being the youngest you have put up a lot with your siblings. I still don't know where you came from with all your smartness, sure didn't get it from me! You keep us on our toes with all of your wit and wisdom.
Now to my eternal companion, David, I LOVE you so much!!! Ever since June 6, 1987, I have been so lucky to have you in my life. You have such a great spirit about you all the time. Thank you for choosing me as your bride and treating me as your queen.  I'm so grateful that you hold the priesthood in our home, it brings such a peace to our family.
As you can see I'm truly blessed to have the life I have. At this Thanksgiving season, I hope all of you can see the blessings in your life.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Autumn and Emmi ( best friends)
Pirate and Red Riding Hood

Clay as Jason from Friday the 13th
Hunter -- The Gangster that got in a brawl
The kids had a really fun time Saturday. Its kind of sad that they are all growing up and going with friends instead of us driving them around. Skyler didn't dress up, he had to go with the Police Explorers to help with the community Trunk or Treat.  It was a just Clay left with us so we took him to the trunk or treat and then he came home and went to a few homes around our neighborhood.
In other news, the Primary Program was AMAZING!!!!! I don't know if there was a dry eye in the congregation. The children sang their hearts out and did their speaking parts! I had a few children that didn't show up but it still ended on time. Bishop Lindsey spoke at the end and it could not have been more perfect! He restated some of the childrens parts and reread a song that we sang.  It was such a spiritual high for me :) For doing such a fantastic job, we made rice crispy treats for them and watched a movie! Needless to say they were so excited !
I love these precious children, they have such a special spirit about them. I'm so honored to be their Primary President!!!!