Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I feel like this past month of my life I have had the least amount of things on my plate.  Yet at the same time, June has flashed before my eyes.  I know having two boys is enough to keep one busy, but I am also trying to keep busy during the more quiet parts of my day.  I have taken on a few projects here and there, and that seems to help keep me in check.

My boys have enjoyed making forts with Uncle Caleb,
Playing outside in the water,
 Checking out the local Renaissance fair,
And visiting the Boise temple grounds before they close next month.

I have found myself cleaning and organizing the pantry,
Enjoying the sunsets,
Making S'mores in a jar
And learning to use my mom's long arm quilting machine.

Who knows what July will hold for us!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sneak Peak

I've been doing a little crafting.
Hopefully I can get my butt in gear and finish this bad boy sooner than later.
But until then....enjoy the fun colors and imagine how awesome it's gonna look once it's all put together.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Camden has been anxiously waiting for this day to come.
He has been talking about it since Jace had his birthday in April.  He(and I) thought the day would never come.
As we drove home from church today we passed a family riding bikes together.  Camden made mention how cool the "little guy" was riding his bike.  He even thought he could talk Papa into letting him borrow his bike.
Lucky for him, Nanny and Papa were one step ahead of him and bought him his very own.  Now he can be one of those cool little guy's.
This year he got a bike, helmet, tons of cool clothes, a Toy Story slip n' slide, a dinosaur card, and his very own money.
Camden is the world's best big brother and he takes that role very seriously.  He loves to be in charge of those he feels most comfortable with, but is quick to follow and obey when others give commands.  He is learning about responsibilities and takes pride in his hard work.  He is obsessed with having french toast for breakfast and insists on helping prepare most meals.  He loves primary and talking about playing football and basketball when he is big like his Dad.  Chicken is probably his least favorite food unless it comes from McDonald's in the form of a nugget.  The first thing he wants to do each day is play on his "daddy's Ipod" and is a natural when it comes to gadgets.  He wants to be a rockstar and loves to play with friends.  He is a tricky little devil and enjoys playing hide and seek. Spiderman and Jurassic park are his latest movie obsessions.  He is showing an interest in learning to read and is very good with his letters.  We are so glad Camden is a part of our family and we are proud of who he is becoming.

Happy Birthday Camden!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

4 years ago

Tonight as I sit exhausted and with a headaches on the bathroom floor bathing my boys; I can't help but be grateful for what happened four years ago. Four years ago today my life was about to change drastically, more than I could comprehend.  Four years ago today I was anxiously trying to fall asleep.  I was scheduled to make my way to the hospital for an induction at 3pm.  I was beyond excited to finally meet my baby and more than anxious for the unknown labor process.  I was going to be a mom.

So tonight as I am at my wits end from breaking up fights all day; I want to remember how I felt back then.  I want to remember what I signed myself up for and why.  As I continue to break up wrestling matches, place them in time out, follow through with consequences that are really harder for me then them, and listen to a whirlwind of nagging and bickering...I am filled with joy.  I guess this is exactly how I imagined motherhood would be; exhausted and laying on the floor.

And lucky enough for me as I laid there gearing up to put them in bed, I overheard Camden asking Jace if he was his best friend.  Jace's reply, "I love you too much brubba".

Friday, June 10, 2011


We got a {surprise} visit from our favorite Ya Ya.  My boys had no idea she was coming, and I wish I had recorded their reaction when we picked her up at the airport.  It was priceless.
Hope has been a little hesitant about our move from the beginning.  Idaho is a foreign country to her and she couldn't see herself making a visit to farmville.  Luckily we tricked her into thinking it would be a luxurious getaway and she made the trek.
My kids were in heaven the entire time.  We ventured out and went to places that we had never been.  We tried food we had never eaten. And my boys woke her up at obscenely early hours of the morning to ask for french toast.
We made books, and newspaper prints, and built things at home depot.  We rocked out in the car to loud music, and made late night trips to DQ.  We laughed, cried, and talked until we couldn't anymore.
But our favorite part was just having her around.  Spending some good ol quality time and pretending we really don't live a couple states away.

Thanks for coming to visit, we hope it isn't too long before we see you again!