Tuesday, July 29, 2008

DaDDy's HoME!!!!

Zach made it home last night!!! It was a great anticiaption, and we are SO glad that he made it home Safe and SouNd!! When we walked into Grandma and Papa's House Kohen had the Biggest Smile when he saw Daddy. Addi was jumping in her chair. We are ALL so happy to have Zach Home. Kohen will not let him out of his site... Infact he said, Daddy NO eGyPt...Mommy Egypt!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

...And Some More FUN

Addi, Grandma & Zoe

Kim, Dawn, Brock, Braden, Dax & Tyson

My CUTE Addison

Kimmi, Mommy and Kohen

Blaine, Brock, Devon, Braden & Jared

A LittLE SliCE of HeaVeN

Porter and Kohen playing

Mommy and Kohen sailing

Mommy, Addi and Kohen

Kohen being CUTE

Olivia, Kade, Blake and Porter

Well today was the last day of our Family Reunion!! It has been so much fun hanging out with everyone, and getting to know each other a little better. We saved the best for last. He hung out at Debbie and Wayne's. They have the such a FUN house. It is built around a lake, and has such an AWESOME view. The kids had a BLAST hanging out...playing in the water, fishing, building sand castles and just being with each other. The adults had fun talking, taking naps and just watching the kids. Deb and Wayne we are SO glad that you live in Utah. THanks for making our day so FUN. We will miss everyone!! What a PErfecT ending to a FUN FAmiLY ReunION!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Inspiring WoRds

Trouble arrives in measures,and we stack it up real high,until we're convinced,we have no reason to try.If you feel defeated,you're absolutely wrong,for if you follow your dream,you could never lose for long.Ignore the minor set-backs that pile up and trouble you,or you will build a mountain,out of the stones hurled at you.The future holds great promise your destiny unknown,but God is always helping, and you're never alone.Soar bravely toward your goal.Let nothing darken the way.You can change your tomorrow,if you seek your dream today.
I feared being alone until I learned to like myself.I feared failure until I realized that I only fail when I don't try.I feared success until I realized that I had to try in order to be happy with myself.I feared people's opinions until I learned that people would have opinions about me anyway.I feared rejection until I learned to have faith in myself. I feared pain until I learned that it's necessary for growth. I feared the truth until I saw the ugliness in lies.I feared life until I experienced its beauty.I feared death until I realized that it's not an end, but a beginning.I feared my destiny,until I realized that had the power to change my life. I feared hate until I saw that it was nothing more than ignorance.I feared love until it touched my heart,making the darkness fade into endless sunny days. I feared ridicule until I learned how to laugh at myself. I feared growing old until I realized that gained wisdom every day.I feared the future until I realized that life just kept getting better. I feared the past until I realized that it could no longer hurt me. I feared the dark until I saw the beauty of the starlight. I feared the light until I learned that the truth would give me strength. I feared change,until I saw that even the most beautiful butterfly had to undergo a metamorphosis before it could fly.

More FUN PiCs

Dawny, Zoe and Timmy

Darcey & Tara

CuTe Rachel

Kohen being FunNy

Jared, Dawn & Addison

Happy 24th of JuLY

Braden, Kohen, Zoe, Lexi and Addison

Blaine, Olivia and Kade

Kohen eating yummy WaTERmEloN

Grandma and Addi

Dax, Tyson, Brock, Devon, Kolton, Braden, Carson and Koda

Today has been a ReAlLy fun day! We are lucky enough to have all of our cousins here from Arizona to celebrate a Blake/Brockman Famliy Reunion!! It has been so FUN playing with everyone and having such a good time. Kohen and Addi have had so much fun with cousins that they never get to see, staying up late, and eating all kinds of JUNK FoOd! Today we went to Cherry Hill. The kids did GReat and LoveD it. We mostly hung around the Priates Cove and just enjoyed being with all of the kids. We also celebrated Grandma Brockman's Birthday. Happy Birthday Grandma....We LoVe YOU!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

from the MOUTH of KoHeN

What a CUTE little face....Today I was driving home from a LONG day at work with a lot on my mind. Zach is COMING HOME in one WEEK!!!! Enough said!!! With that on my mind I was driving..maybe a little too fast, I had to stop suddenly..okay SLAM on my breaks. Kohen said, Whoa Mommy need Help. I just started laughing....he started laughing and said, mommy need help!

We finally made it home safe and sound looking around my house WITH a TON of stuff to do and NO time...I started a load of laundry. Kohen was walking up the stairs and Broc's tail got the best of Kohen and knocked him down. Kohen yells...Broc, don't ever, ever, ever, ever, do that again sinky poop. Just when I think I can't take another minute of this cRaZy 2 year old, He always knows how to make me smile. I love you KOKO!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

PoOr KimmY

All of This eQuals a LitTle tWo much FUN and shOwing off....

We HoPe You Feel BeTtEr SooN!!

PeeK A BoO

Kohen and Addi having fun while I was doing LaunDry!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hugs & Kisses

Addi and Broc had FUN loving and playing with each other. He is such a FUN dog. He loves to give loves and kisses to anyone who will let him. We had Tara and Koda over for dinner tonight. Koda LOVES to play with Addi and was being so cute with her.

MeMorY LanE

This game has been making the rounds and I have LOVED it. It's so fun to remember things about other people, and also read other's memories as well. Feel free to participate, or don't. Whatev. Loves.
1. Add a comment on my blog. Leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

P.S. Feel Free to leave a good MeMory about Zach too...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

FuNNy KoKo

Eating the great Baked Oatmeal (a Bolivian Favorite)

Brushing his teeth

Imitating Broc

Just being CUTE!!

I had to throw one in of my CUTE Addi!!


Today started out a little on the rough side, Kohen has not been feeling to well the last day or so. I was thinking to myself here we go again. Feeling a little angry inside, I just got my kids better, I cannot miss one more day of work...what am I going to do. Getting more and more FrusTerAted as the time goes on, trying to do everything that I can to make him feel better, get myself ready for work, and get Addison ready for Church. To be Honest, I wanted to throw the towell in. I just didn't have the energy to deal with a sick whinny 2 year old at 6:30 this morning. Anyway, we managed to get through it. Grandma Brockman came to take care of Kohen and I took Addi to Kristen's for the day. On my way to work I always give Zach a call check in with him, listen to the radio..usually stop and get a COKe, but today was a little different. I just wanted to get to work and get home.

I get to work to find a LONG list of patients that I need to see and 90% of them are Spanish speaking. Something that I was not in the mood for today. I go see all of the Spanish speaking patients first to get that over with. I REALLY am grateful that I am fluent in Spanish, but sometimes I just don't want to put in the extra effort...I KNOW. What a BRAT!!! 10:20 Rolls around and I am ALMOST done seeing every single patient...mmm I thought...Sacrament starts in 5 minutes and it is only 30 minutes long. I am going to go.

I start walking toward the Hope Chapel at the U of U thinking to myself, I wonder how my kids are doing...all of the things that I am going to have to do when I get home, already feeling SO tired. I find myself sitting next to 2 AIRMED nurses and recognized a sweet family in front of me that had a VERY premature baby.....Knowing what that is like, I felt tears swelling in my eyes. Wondering how my sweet babies are doing. Having sympathy for that sweet mom.

We opened with a Wonderful prayer and Hymn that I feel was just for me...The first line hit me like a ton of Bricks.....BE STILL MY SOUL...

1. Be still, my soul: The Lord is on thy side;With patience bear thy cross of grief or pain.Leave to thy God to order and provide;In ev'ry change he faithful will remain.Be still, my soul: Thy best, thy heav'nly FriendThru thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2. Be still, my soul: Thy God doth undertakeTo guide the future as he has the past.Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;All now mysterious shall be bright at last.Be still, my soul: The waves and winds still knowHis voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.

3. Be still, my soul: The hour is hast'ning onWhen we shall be forever with the Lord,When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.Be still, my soul: When change and tears are past,All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

WOW! How the spirit touched me. I KNOW The Lord is on my side, maybe I had forgotten this morning in particular, He is with me every step of the way. I will never forget how I felt and how I have been feeling all day. As the Sacrament came to me...I took the bread and water and looked to my left and saw the most humbling thing that I have seen. A sweet youg man, maybe 20's struggling to take the bread and water. 3 people having to help him as he had a head injury, could not move his neck, and was shaking so bad, oh how blessed I am. I felt so touched and humbled. How shellfish to feel pity upon myself when I am SO healthy and able to have a family that I can take care of....most importantly to have 2 HEalThy BABIES that could have been so SICK, physically or mentally challenged.

I am SO thankful for the opportunity that I had to attend Sacrament today and to feel of the spirit SO much.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Random Thoughts and Pictures

I am sitting here in front of my computer talking to my husband, just finished eating some pop tarts and its 9:37pm. I have to get up at 6:00am to get myself and my kids ready for the day....I was just thinking that we only have 3 weeks until Zach comes home. I honestly CaN'T wait. I know that my Kohen will be so excited to see his dad. Addi will be jumping for JoY. She loves her DaDa. This summer has defiantly brought its trials and struggles for me. It is Amazing to me the inner strength that you can find when you TRULY need it. I am SO thankful for the Priesthood and the power that is within the men that hold it. Thank you Al and Blaine.

It has also been so fun seeing my kids grow and change so much. I cannot believe how much Kohen talks...and how WELL he talks. I have to remind myself that he is ONLY 2 Years old. He is a LitTle crack up and brings SO much joy in my life. Having a 2 year old brings its daily challenges, and yet the best laughs. I LOVE you COCO!! I came across a poem that SumS it up pretty well...

'Two and a Half" Hold him a little longer,Rock him a little more.Tell him another story(You've only told him four),Let him sleep on your shoulder,Rejoice in his happy smile,He is only two and a half For such a little while!! Author Unknown

My Little Addison is growing and changing so much. She is such a BeaUtiFUl little girl and has the sweetest sparkle in her eyes. She AlWayS has a Smile and NEVER meets a stranger. I love my little girl. She is such a blessing to our family and brings such joy. Her and Kohen are a little bundle of Joy! Who ever Knew that being a Mom could bring so Much JoY and Laughter? She is sitting and Rocking on her Bum, not crawling... and I am SO glad. She has NO teeth and she is almost 10 months old. She is EATING a TOn of baby Food and growing like a weed. She is the little peacemaker in our Home. Kohen can make her LaUgh like Nobody else can. I LoVe to sit and watch them play together. I lOvE you PRINCESS!!

I am SO grateful for these little MIRACLES in my life. When I stop and think about it. I get a little sad..knowing this is all that I get. I love THEM So much and I am SO thankful that they came to us. How lucky to get a Boy and a GIRL. They are healthy and strong. They teach me Everyday!!! I LOVE YOU BOTH!!!

Zach, you are going to be amazed at how much our kids have grown and changed. I can'T wait for you to see them. 3 Weeks left HONEY!!! We did IT. I love YOU So MUCH!!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Land of the FREE..Because of the BRAVE..Happy 4th of JULY

Happy 4th Of July!!! We had a great time with the Brockman/Blake Family. Thanks Scott for having such a fun BBQ and an AWESOME place to watch fireworks. The weather was perfect, the company was a blast JUST one thing missing........MY HUSBAND!!! We missed Zach lots for the 4th. This was a fun year with our kids. Kohen had such a great time watching the fireworks and thought they were SO CoOl! Addi loved to hear the noises and got SO excited. We are on the count down for Zach to be Home.....3 WEEKS Left. We CAN'T Wait!!!!
These past couple days I have been touched by the thoughts of our military and the sacrifices that they make for our country. We are so blessed to live in this country where we are able to live by choice. We are not forced to believe a certain way or live a specific way. We are Free because so many men and women have fought for this privilage. I am moved to tears to think of all the families that have paid the ultimate sacrifce of a family member, father, brother, sister, mother. We are so blessed to live in this Land and to have the freedoms we have.