Tuesday, September 30, 2008

HiGh ScHooL TaG

School: Skyline

1. Did you date someone from your high school? Here and there..I wasn't really into that...but lots of crushes that I can still name off.
2. What kind of car did you drive? You mean the car that my husband STILL drives. A brand NEW Dodge NEON..still kickin' gotta love that car baby!!
3. What was your most embarrassing moment in high school? A bunch of my friends and I went bowling and of course one of my "CRUSHES" was with us, I went to throw the ball and slipped and fell right on my butt.
4. Were you a party animal? No Way...I was the good girl! Unless you consider taking our parents cars before we were 16 driving all around SLC yelling out the windows "BREAKING THE LAW"!!! I almost peed my pants a few times too...
5. Were you considered a flirt? Maybe a little but only if someone started it first.
6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? My friend Holly and I were in 9th grade choir for a minute...I was a Smart Ace and my teacher, Mrs. Taggert HATED me so it only lasted for a minute..not to mention I have the WORST voice ever!!
7. Were you a nerd? What is that?? I tried to be friends with everyone..but I really hung out with the "Cool Kids"
8. Were you on any varsity teams? No.
9. Did you get suspended/expelled? Not exactly, in 9th grade..me, Holly, Abby and Jill sluffed and got caught...well I hate to say this, but the other 3 ran and I got in a truck with some guy and he took me back to school. We all got into trouble.
10. Can you still sing the fight song? Sure...
11. Who were your favorite teachers? Mr. Adams sooooo easy and loved me. Mrs. Henroid..nice name, she was a gem..Mrs. Cribbs. I will NEVER forget her.
12. Where did you sit during lunch? Before we could drive it was in the commons. After we could drive, Subway, Molcasalsa, Java the Hut and Pretzel Maker
13. School Mascot? Eagle.
14. Did you go to homecoming and with who? No, I guess that makes me a nerd.
15. If you could go back and do it again, would you? High School was a BLAST, but now it is just a good memory!!
16. What do you remember most about graduation? Going to the Cottonwood Country club with my whole senior class all night, watching the sunrise...and then fracturing my foot and driving myself to the Dr.
17. Where did you go senior skip day? Holly and I were MAJOR sluffers..do you see a pattern with Holly :0)...We probably went to the mall with our friends..for sure I was with Holly.
18. Have you gained weight since then? Yes, but I'm workin on it!!! It's funny how I hated my body in High School, now I'd do anything to have that body now!
19. Who was your prom date? No prom date..Jr. Prom I went with Whitney Patton.
20. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion? Already passed, I really wanted to go, but my husband was in Egypt..so I didn't want to go solo..
21. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself? Study and do a better job at homework. HAVE FUN!!!
Now I tag Holly Huntsman, Dawn Seare, KT Roundy, and Stacie Stevens

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Fall is in the air..I LOVE it. The leaves are changing, the weather is perfect and everyone is getting in the mood for fall. I love when I drive down the street in my neighborhood, people have fall and Halloween decorations out. I love the smells of the sweet candles, fresh pumpkin bread, the crisp air, and the cheery people around me...I hope that you all enjoy your FaLL Season...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

ReAl MoMs

This one is for our moms..Thank you SO much for all that you have taught us...

I got this email the other day thought I'd share it see how true it rings!!
Real Mothers don't eat quiche; they don't have time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of shag carpets.
Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.
Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?' and get their answer when a little voice says, 'Because I love you best.'
Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade... It is marked by the progression of Mama to Mom to Mother...
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it.
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.
"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!"
Have a great day.

LiFe Is A GiFt

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.'

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.

He asked her,'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.'

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a Gift

Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: you're alive and still around.

Monday, September 22, 2008

SuNdAy BeSt...

Well...yesterday was a different story with Kohen and Nursery...He CrIeD the WHOLE time. Everytime I would walk past he was just screaming. It is SO hard. I feel bad for the Nursery Leaders, BUT I think that he has one that he LOVES....Debbie. She is SO good with him. When she would hold him he was OK. Thank you Debbie. Hopefully each week it will get better and better...WiSh us LuCK!!

Friday, September 19, 2008


This has been a BIG Week in the Gerrard Household...Addi is standing by herself wanting to walk, but still a little unstable...it is SO cute! Kohen...we are so Proud of YOU! We have been battling going to nursery with him for almost a YEAR and he Finally made all by himself last Sunday!!! He was SO excited!!! BUT...the Biggest news of all is Kohen went PEE in the POTTY!!! We are SO Proud Of hIm.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Tonight I am tired. Life is hardest when we are tired. We all feel it at some point. It is just a matter of what we are tired of that differs. Some are tired of feeling sick. Some are tired of fighting addictions, or temptations, or depression. Some are tired of being pregnant, or climbed on, or pooped on, or spit up on. Some are tired of feeling lonely. Some are tired of having to get up every day and work all day to provide for their families. Our trials differ but sometimes each of us gets tired of bearing our personal cross.

Tonight I am tired. I am tired of working. I am tired of trying to keep my mind firm and positive. I am tired of driving to Salt Lake 5 days a week. I am tired of laundry, a messy house...I am JUST tired.

A co-worker asked me what I was posting about I told him I was posting about being tired. He said that was not a good thing to post about. We all get tired but we cannot, we must not give up the good fight. We must take up our cross and fight onward. The stakes are just too high. The alternative is too bleak. Heaven watches us most closely when we are tired. It is the crucial point in the game that defines us as players. What do we do when we are tired? Do we give up or do we call for help and carry on. These tired times are defining moments.

Tonight I am going to go home and tell Zach how much I love him. It is he who can make me smile through my tears. It is he who helps me bear my cross despite the weight of his own. I love that man. He is an example of strength and endurance to me. I am going to go home and give my kids lots of hugs and kisses, I miss them..I miss hearing them laugh and play with each other. I can't wait to see my cute family this evening!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Utah State Fair...08

Yesterday we took Kohen and Addi to the fair to celebrate Addi's Birthday!!! We all HAD a Blast. It was so fun, Kohen loved the rides, Addi LOVED to watch and she even went on a few rides and did great. The weather was perfect. We will for sure be going back next year...Happy Birthday Addison....

Addison's Stats at 1 year old:

  • Weight: 16lbs 11oz
  • Height: 27"
  • Teeth: 2 bottom ones
  • Crawling or cruzing...CRUZING
  • Talking: Dada, Mama, Koko, Go
  • Tricks: Peek A Boo, Paddy Cake, She knows how Old she is
  • Best and Cuttest Baby...We LOVE you Addison...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

WhY BlOg???

I found this on the LDS living website and feel that it definitely applies to blogging. I decided to post it as a reminder to myself to do better. Hope it works!
10 Great Reasons to Keep a Journal
1. Keeping a journal helps you see how God has touched your life.
2. A journal captures a life story for oneself and for posterity.
3. Daily journaling sets an example for children and other family members to follow.
4. Looking back at personal experiences can help when analyzing situations and solving problems.
5. Recording daily occurrences and personal feelings helps foster personal growth.
6. Keeping a record of daily events, facts, and feelings can enhance intuition and creativity.
7. Recording personal trials and emotions can reduce stress and help in the healing process.
8. Recording life experiences helps to know oneself better.
9. Journaling is a simple and easy task that provides an invaluable source of history to look back on.
10. Journaling helps exercise writing skills and explore talents.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

AdDiSon'S BiRthDay PaRtY...

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Friday, September 5, 2008

TruLy BlessEd

Today I stumbled across this. I am SO Blessed!!!


Thursday, September 4, 2008

LooKinG BaCk

Today I took Kohen and Addison back to the U of U New Born ICU to see their Primary Nurses. It was so fun for them to see Kohen and Addi. They have grown and changed so much. They were both 6 weeks early and came by emergency c-sections. They both spent a fair amount of time in the hospital.
Kohen was diagnosed with Lung Disease and was intibated on 2 different occasions. He was on oxygen for a 3 weeks and had a couple of doses of surfactant. He was born weighing 5 lbs. 4 oz and 19." He came to us on May 15. 2006... but wasn't due until June 21, 2006. We are SO thankful that he is healthy and STRONG.
Addison was born Sept 11, 2007, her due date was October 23, 2007. She came early because I got a very quick and vErY scary case of Pre-Eclampsia. She also failed a NST and a BPP. I was put on Magnesium Sulfate to bring my Blood Pressure down and also the swelling in my brain. Addison's delivery was much more critical than Kohen's, because both of us were in danger. She came in weighing 3lbs. 15 oz and 17" long. Addi was a little spit fire and only had to be on a round of antibiotics. She spent most of her time in the Low Birth Weight Center to work on feeds and getting her weight up. We brought her home at 4 lbs 8 oz. We are SO lucky to have them with us and that they are BOTH healthy and strong.
They are the best things that have happened to Zach and Me. We couldn't be more blessed to have them. They are so FUN and bring so much JOY and Happiness to us each and everyday. We are so PROUD of you Kohen and Addi. We LOVE you TONS!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Today I am thankful for....

  • Zach

  • Kohen and Addison

  • Safety

  • The Holy Ghost

  • My Religion

  • Being able to speak 2 languages fluently

  • The OppORtunity to HElp other People....

  • My Extended FamiLy

Today has been an interesting day. I was able to witness a HORRIBLE accident, be the one to call 911, help a lady that was 7 months pregnant who spoke Spanish only, help and love kids that I have never met. I am SO Thankful that it was not me, but that I was able to help. It is amazing how the Holy Ghost whispers to you the things that you need to do. I am SO grateful today for my many blessings....Especially my FAMILY!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

BoReD aT WoRk

I am SO bored at work. It has been so crazy around here. I work at the U of U and we usually are a BABY Factory...I mean we have an average of 300 babies born a month..the last couple of days have been SO boring. I know as I am writing babies are being born and I will probably be running around like a chicKen with my head cut off tomorrow. Anyway, I was doing what I do BEST....BLOG StOcKinG and I came across the BLOG called Seriously So Blessed...It is HILARIOUS. If any of you other BLOG STOCKERS are bored check it out..it is a crack up..you know good Mormon humor.

I was also thinking that my LitTle Addison turns 1 on September 11! Yes, I know a great day to be born right....well her due date wasn't until October 23, 2007..but things got kind of crazy and she needed out as much as I needed her out. Zach said it well, when he said it is a sad day to celebrate something good. We are having a birthday party for her on Saturday night. It will be FuN. We LOVE to have parties with our families....anyway, that is all for now...CHEERS!