Saturday, June 26, 2010

11 Years Ago

Yesterday was our anniversary.
We've officially been married for 11 years!
Holy Moly!
Had a delicious dinner at Ruby River Steak House.
Saw the movie Grown Up.
Love my man more than ever.
Happy Anniversary Aaron.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Toy Story 3

Aaron didn't have to work Thursday morning
and I think we were all anxious to get out of the house.
Andrew made the suggestion to go see a movie.
(We've never taken all 5 of our kids to a movie at the same time).
I guess Aaron and I were just feeling adventurous.
We took all 5 of them to see Toy Story 3 and... We loved it!
All of the kids did surprisingly well.
If you haven't seen it yet and you need a good family movie,
I highly recommend it.

Amber ...I mean Brody Alert!

Brody was lost for about 30 minutes on Wednesday.

He opened the garage door when I was helping Alyssa and left the house.
I asked Andrew if he knew where Brody was.
He said he didn't know.
I ran to the garage and started screaming for him.
Brody's spiderman scooter was on the sidewalk two houses down,
But there was no sign of Brody.
For all of you that may not know, Brody is autistic.
Most of the time he won't respond when you call out his name.
I began knocking on all my neighbors doors and checking cars.
(FYI Brody has helped himself in many neighbors homes and cars.
Occasionally he'll bring me home a gallon of milk or a block of cheese from their fridge.) :)
Several of my neighbors began to help me search.
I jumped in the van and drove around the block a couple of times.
-Still no Brody.
I was very upset by this point.
I called 911, and reported that my son was missing.
The woman I spoke with was very calm.
She asked for a description and told me to go back home and research the house.
I did what she said and called Aaron.
The sheriff called me as I hung up with Aaron.
I gave him another description of Brody.
I also gave him a picture from my fridge.
Aaron and several other neighbors arrived and began to search.
I went and knocked on few more doors.
Finally, Aaron called me.
A lady from my ward found Brody at Pony Express Elementary.
Aaron brought him back.
I was so emotional. I couldn't stop crying.
I hugged him and begged him "Please don't run away again!'
Brody grabbed my face and kissed me.
I think he missed me too!
I'm so grateful that he was okay.
I just wanted to thank everyone who helped look for Brody.
I have the best neighbors EVER!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Just for fun I weighed all of my kids today.
Alyssa weighs 19 lbs
Bree weighs 33 lbs
Abby weighs 42 lbs
Brody weighs 54 lbs
and Andrew weighs 83 lbs.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Daddy Day!

Yesterday we had a wonderful Father's Day.
Around noon, Aaron had the idea to go for a ride in American Fork canyon.
We drove up to Tibble Fork, and then we drove the loop.
It was absolutely beautiful.
When we were driving past some aspen trees,
Abby made the statement, "This is where the panda bears live."
Aaron and I couldn't help but laugh.
We decided to go for a little walk on the back side of the mountain.
We got out of our car and Bree asked, "Is this the jungle?"
(Sheesh, kids say the cutest things.)
After our ride we went over to my parent's house.
They had an amazing bbq!
It was nice to visit with all of my siblings and their families.
Later at 6:00pm, we went to Kent and LouJean's for amazing bbq #2.
Oh my goodness...I was so stuffed.
Here are some pictures from our day.

Here is a picture of us in the jungle...I mean where the pandas live. :)

We live in such a beautiful place.

I love my family!

Abby and Bree were obsessed with all of the wild flowers.

Bree loved the little blue/yellow ones.

I think they're called forget me nots???


Andrew found this huge bird feather.
Isn't he just cool? -(He thinks he is.) :)

His poor eye

We finally celebrated Alyssa's birthday with the family.

Alyssa LOVED her cake.

Happy Birthday Alyssa! ...And

Happy Father's Day Aaron!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Andrew's Shiner

Andrew got a nice shiner at his baseball game yesterday.
I was at work when it happend.
Apparently, he was catching a ground ball at 3rd base and
the ball went up his arm and hit his eye.
Good thing he stopped it with his eye ;)

Watch Out Bonno!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Well it's official,
June 27th is my last day at the Developmental Center.
I got a call from the Director of Nurses yesterday,
asking me what my decision was.
Whether I was going to go full time or quit.
(All of the part time positions have to be eliminated by July 1st).
I decided to resign.
I'm really bummed about losing my job.
I work with a lot of amazing people.
Plus, we will miss the extra income and health care benefits.
I just feel that I'm not at a point where I can go full time.
I have another part time job that I absolutely love
and I really think that my family needs me.
Everything happens for a reason right?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Alyssa Is One

My sweet little baby is ONE!
...Can't believe how fast the time has gone by.
Can't believe how much she's changed our lives
For the better.
We love you Alyssa.
Happy Birthday!June 15, 2009

1 month old

2 months old

3 months old

4 months old

5 months old

6 months old

7 months old

8 months old

9 months old

10 months old

11 months old

1 year old!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Poor Lyle

My dad was in an accident last Tuesday.
He was stopped at the light off of the Lehi Main Street exit, when someone ran into him.
From what I understand, the person that hit him didn't put on his brakes.
Therefore, my dad's car hit into the car in front of him and that car hit into another car.
Their suzuki forenza was totaled.
We don't know for certain,
but we think the kid was either driving under the influence or texting.
The police didn't go into detail.
My dad was taken to AF hospital in an ambulance and seen by one of their doctors.
He was released a short while later, but he's been in a lot of pain.
I went to visit my parents last night.
My dad showed me some of his bruises.

His R arm

His L arm

His L leg

His R leg.

I know things could have been a lot worse.
For that, I am very thankful.
I just hope that he starts to feel better soon.
Love you Dad!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Brody's 2nd Tooth!

Brody lost his 2nd tooth yesterday.
We noticed it was loose when he lost his other one.
I took him to the dentist last Monday.
Brody did great up until the time came to look in his mouth.
Brody wouldn't have anything to do with that.
I guess we'll have to try something else. :)

Fun In the Sun ...And In The Rain

I'm happy to report that everyone is feeling better at my house.
We were tired of being cooped up,
so Thursday afternoon I took the kids to Highland splash park.
We went with the Jacobson's and had a wonderful time.
The weather was a little strange.
Bright and sunny to begin with ...then wind and rain.
What's up Mother Nature?
Don't you know it's June?
Here are some pics to enjoy.
Brody, Abby, Bree and Alyssa. All greased up and ready to swim!

...So good to see color in Andrew's face again.
Leah, Jared and Andrew loved getting soaked.
Alyssa and I hung out most of the time
Andrew and Jared

Brain freeze!
Alyssa started standing on her own a couple of weeks ago.
Now she's really good at it.
She stands up almost immediately if you put her in the grass.
It won't be long before she's walking.
(Sigh ...sniff sniff)

Brody LOVED the water. He was all over the place.

Bree was all over the place too!

The girl's were pretending to be mermaids in this picture.

Andrew, Jared, and Leah's "Triangle"
MMMM ...A peanut butter and cheese nips sandwich!

Wow! Am I really that old?