Saturday, February 28, 2009


Today we got to go and watch my niece Dakota get baptised. The kids thought that it was so cool. They had to do it three times because her foot came up and then her hand snuck up, but she didn't mind. It was really nice and her dad gave her a really good blessing while he was confirming her. Payton asked me after when is it his turn to get baptised. Haylee only has two more years and we will be dunking her too, then Payton the next year. I can't believe that they are getting so old so fast. I just hope they really understand what it means and why we are baptised. It was really nice and we are very proud of her making such a great decision to become a member of the church. We love you kota.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


So I am supposed to register Payton for kindergarten tomorrow, but I'm not. We found out taht we got accepted to the charter school for this school year. I am so excited!!!!! I feel like the biggest dork because I am all excited over a stupid school. Haylee is the next one on the waiting list, so so far they will be going to different schools. I hope that changes though. I can't wait for him to start I think he will do very well in the new school. I am even excited about school uniforms. It's okay if you respond and tell me not to be such a dork.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oh what a week.

We had a pretty busy week. Between school, ballet, scouts, a babyshower, and a luncheon and visiting teaching this week I am so tired. I was so excited for the weekend but it brought no rest. Although I did get released from scouts and I am now a visiting teaching supervisor, I am very relieved. I enjoyed scouts but with three kids and another one on the way, it was getting a little stressful. I am excited to learn about a new calling and get to know more women in the ward. Now if I could get McCoy to settle down. He came into the living room tonight with chocolate all over him, he had pushed a little chair up to the stove and had eaten about a quarter of a cake that my mom had made. He makes life interesting, thats for sure. We finally made it to our new ward today, it has been hard getting going and there by 9. We went and it was a really good three hours. The kids behaved themselves and I felt the spirit very strongly. In our Gospel Principles class we talked about work and finding joy. Kerissa brought up a really good point and said that she tries to focus on the things that she gets to do and Mike doesn't. For example he has to be gone by 6 and she gets to sleep in until 8. It made me reflect on the last few months with Aaron being gone, it has really taught me a lot. I have been thinking that way when I just want to sulk and feel sorry for myself. It has brought on a whole new appreciation for my husband. Even though being here at home isn't easy and it gets really hard I have it so much better then Aaron does. I have a bed, a house, a bathroom and clean clothes, and most importantly I get the kids. He doesn't really have any of that and he had to listen to us sing happy birhtday to them over the phone. I know how much he misses them and it is only going to get harder for him after I have the baby and he can't be here. A lot of people have said to me "I don't know how you do it" but honestly I don't know how Aaron does it. I think that he is amazing and I hope that we can at least get a new found love and appreciation for each other out of this deployment. My biggest goal is to strive to be a better mom and wife and to better serve my family and I know that I wouldn't be able to achieve that goal without this experience. So as much as I hate it, I am grateful for the lessons that I have learned so far. I hope that Aaron knows that I love him more then anything and I hope that I can make him feel that way by my actions. Sorry for the long post.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!!

Valentines day is my favorite, next to Christmas. We didn't get to do anything special this year. We stayed home and did some cleaning and laundry. Haylee went to a birthday party, happy birthday Mishay. We did get to talk to Aaron a couple of times, I am really glad for that he is so homesick. The kids did get a lot of treats from family and friends they were excited about that. I guess the up side to Aaron being gone is that my parents finally got to have a date night, although I wish I was on one myself, but it's all good. I really hate having Aaron gone but I am excited to get to fall in love with him all over again. A lot changes in 7 months so it will be interesting when he finally gets to be home for good. I'm sure that this will be one of the most humbling experiences of my life, I hope I don't waste my time and I learn all that the Lord has for me to learn. Well anyway, we just wanted to wish everyone a happy Valentines day, we love you all!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Baby names.

So Aaron is coming home in March and this new baby has to have a name before he leaves again, so if you have any suggestions I would like to hear them. The three that I have chosen are Jaxon, Tucker, and Bruxton. I want Nash for the middle name, which will be a whole different fight. Thanks for your help.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Haylee and Payton!

Haylee and Payton's birthday was on Saturday. Yes they are the same day, Haylee is now 6 and Pay is now 5. I can't believe how fast time has gone by, it seems like they were just babies. So for their birthday we invited some friends and family out to the bowling alley at the Army Depot. It was so much fun, I hope everyone had a good time. We rented the whold building, which is only eight lanes, but we had it all to ourselves. We had quite a few people come out and enjoy themselves the kids had way to much fun. Even McCoy went crazy and couldn't wait to throw the ball down and knock over the pins. If the ball didn;t knock them all down he was going to run down and finish the job. The kids got a lot of way cute stuff from everyone, which we really appreciate. We had cake and some cute thank you bags. After the party we had some quick dinner and I took Haylee to get her nails done, just painted, I know it sounds stupid and wasteful, but she enjoyed it and it was pretty cheap. By the end of the day we were all pretty exhausted. Aaron did get to call the kids, he couldn't be here, but he called 3 or 4 times to talk to them. I'm sure he missed them very very much. I am hoping to get some pictures posted very soon. Thanks to everyone that came we had a blast.