Wednesday, November 26, 2008


We are staying home this year. Thanksgiving is at my house. Cooking for about 20 people. I have lots of great help and my daughters love to help. I just wanted to take this time to write a few things I am thankful for.

1) My husband, the kids and family. What would life be without family and the knowledge that we will be together forever.

2) My house/home. I think of the luxuries of life we have... plumbing, dishwashers and washing machines, cold water from my fridge, and the nice things inside my home. When you think of the world, we have more than enough.

3) Of course my faith. I wouldn't be who I am without the gospel in my life and my testimony of my Father in Heaven and our Savior.

4) Opportunities and experiences I have had, education, travels, friendships and my great job at EIRMC.

5) My heritage. When I think about my ancestors and where I came from I am

overwhelmed by the people that came before me and allowed me the life I have now.

And now one frivolous thing,

1) My cell phone never miss a call and able to keep in touch with the kids.

2) Television/movies

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Life is fllying on by

WOW, The weeks seems to be flying by for us. I continue to work night shift 2 days a week 7pm to 730am. When I am done working I try to at least sleep till noon and then get up and go about the busy life we have. All the kids are in school so I can get some things done before they come home. Then it is off to dance, wrestling, mutual, and now scouts. I know this is not as much as other families but, it keeps our little family busy. I did get some Christmas shopping done. Did the cousins and my sister. She lives in Seattle so I have to send early. The weather has been nice the last few days we have been in the upper 60's. Kinda funny we think this is warm weather. Jeff did get the Christmas lights up they look really nice. THANKS Jeff. Cannot wait for BLACK FRIDAY. That is one of the funnest days to shop.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Andrew's baptism invite

WOW! I am a little overwhelmed with emotions today. Not only is it Thankgiving and we think about how grateful we are and now my youngest and only son is now turning EIGHT. I just finished making Andrew's baptism invites and just realized he is all grown up. BUT, he still likes to cuddle. I may only have a few years of this left. Andrew met with the Bishop last sunday and had his interview. I was really worried that maybe I have not prepared him enough and what if he needs help answering the questions? Will the Bishop let us help him with hints? Well Andrew blew me away AGAIN he did not need any help. He was so confident. I wish I could be like my kids. I get too nervous and forget what to say.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This is our dog Grizz. He is hyperactive. He bounces off the wall all the time. He is soo much fun.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New Bonnevile County Sheriff

This in the new Sheriff Paul Wilde. He has been in a few month's because Sheriff Stommel retired. So he had to run in this election. He will be a great sheriff. This picture was taken back in May during Katie's 6th Grade Dare Graduation.


Andrew and Katie in their HAUNTING costumes. Katie was dressed in her 50-60's dress and Andrew was the big bad skeleton biker. They went with their dad on the 4 wheeler and did the whole neighborhood plus some. They both came back with so much candy I am not sure if it will ever be gone. Of course Jeff and I took our favorite after checking the candy out.
Got to tell you it was one of the best Halloween's we have had in a long time. the kids did not have to wear coats, gloves and hats. It did start to sprinkle some around 9 pm but our kids were done. Emily went to the Bonneville vs Hillcrest football game and worked in the concessions. Hillcrest won by the way.

Andrew's first wrestling match of the year.

ANDREW's 1st Wrestling match of the season. He played 2 years ago but not last year. He did AWESOME. Andrew pinned this other kid but not without a good fight.

About US

Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
I am a mother of 3 beautiful kids. 16, 14 and 9. I am pretty busy with the three all in different schools. I am married to a wonderful husband for 18 years and he works hard and has had many medical trials in the last 18 years. I tell him to quit being so tuff...God only gives you what you can handle. I continue to work night shifts at EIRMC with the best nurses around. I love my job most days. I get to meet great people. My husband works long hours too with BCSO, he gets to work days. We both love what we do. Enjoy reading about our crazy life that isn't any different from anyone else's.