Wednesday, October 29, 2008


8 TV Shows I Love to Watch:

1. King of Queens
2. Everybody Loves Raymond
3. America's Next Top Model
4. Court TV
5. Any Game Show
6. Nanny 911
7. Rachel Ray
8. ER

8 Things That Happened Yesterday:

1. Was up and ready by 10:00 am ( All 3 of US)
2. Took Addi to the Dr
3. Went to my Mother-in-Laws
4. Met Zach for Lunch
5. Worked
6. Went to Old Navy and bought Addi a Trick-or-Treat Bag
7. Played with Kohen
8. Put Kohen to Bed

8 Favorite Places to Eat:

1. Lorena's
2. Costa Azul
3. Olive Garden
4. Timbermine
5. Outback
6. P.F. Changs
7. Red Robin
8. The Madrin

8 Things that I am Looking Forward To:

1. Graduation Day for Zach
2. Quitting my JOB
3. Just being a MOM
4. Moving to Egypt
5.Going to School
6. Not Driving so Far to Work
7. Trip to Arizona in a Month
8. Having only 1 child in diapers

8 Things on my Wish List:

1. My MOM to be Cancer Free
2. My niece to be Healthy and Cancer Free
3. More KIDS (someday)
4. For my Kids to Never Grow Up
5. A More FIT me
6. Everybody in my family to be Happy and Healthy
7. Traveling
8. a Fairy God Mother

8 People I tag:

1. Kristen
2. Abby
3. Holly
4. Natalie
5. Anna
6. Kellie
7. Carrie
8. Liz

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A FunD RaIsEr FoR KeNdRa..PlEaSe ReAd

This is a Fund Raiser for our niece Kendra...she is doing great! She completed her first week of radiation and still has 5 to go she is a TROOPER. She seems to be doing great other than she is VERY TIRED. Kendra we are so proud of you. You are such a strength to all of us...Keep it up ...WE LOVE YOU!!!

5K and Kids' Fun Run
Come dressed as your favorite SUPERHERO
Saturday November 1st, 2008, 9a.m.
Layton Commons Park
Costume contest, and kids fun run
T shirt for the first 100 runners
Cost: 10.00 Student20.00 Family
Register the day of the eventRegistration 8:00 a.m.
Kids fun run and costume contest 9:00a.m.Race begins 9:30
Daxton Wilde foundation raises money for children with cancer and their families,
As well as provides children in hospitals world wide with a gift including the book written and illustrated by Daxton Wilde"I'M A SUPERHERO"*A portion of the earnings will go to help our local super hero's
Kendra Clement and Leah Warren

Thursday, October 23, 2008

PuMpKinS PumpKinS PuMpKInS

Today I took Kohen and Addi to the Black Island Farms Pumkin Patch. It was SOOOOO Much Fun. They had the biggest slides..Kohen was in Heaven, they had a pig race, and the best part of all was the Hay Ride to the PumPkIn PaTch. Kohen, Addi and I all got to pick out our own Pumpkins. It was really fun, and well worth the MonEy..I think that we will make this a FaMilY TrAdiTiOn...

Monday, October 20, 2008

MonSters and LaDy BuGs

So Aunt Kristen gave Kohen a BIG BLUE MONSTER costume to wear for Halloween this year...What a JOKE to get him to wear it. He REFUSES...Zach even went to Granda Gerrard's to show Kohen Monsters Inc..still would not wear it. So I thought...Maybe if we put Addi in her costume...Kohen will wear his. SO we did..Addi LOVES to be in hers and looks so cute...Kohen still would not wear it! Zach and I finally had to pin him down, put it on him and give him a BIG Candy bar...YEA...He finally wore it and Would not take it off...The joys of KIDS!! They both look so cute. WE are ReAlly ExCiTeD for Halloween this YEAR...


Best BUds..Daddy and Koko

Grandma, Addi, Belle and Kohen

SOOOO Cute...Kohen and Zoe

And another one BITES the Dust...way to go Parker

Mommy, Addi, Kohen and Zoe

Papa and Grandma Gerrard took all of us to Classic Fun Center to have a FUN day before Kendra starts radiation. It was SO FUN..not only for the Kids...but all of the Adults had a BLAST!!! Thanks Papa and GRandMa...WE LOVE YOU!!! Good LUCK today Kendra...

HouStaN we Have A WalKer

My sweet little Addison is GROWING up and is all over the Place!! She is has been so fun to watch her get up and try...fall get up and try...fall and finally get up and start walking. She is loving that she is a BIG GIRL...

Friday, October 17, 2008

A FeW ThiNgS oN My MiNd

This last week seems like such a blure. I wish I could say this is all a BAD dream and we would wake up happy. With the news of our niece..seeing their family struggle..trying to find peace and comfort has effected all of us in so many different ways. This is throwing me back to the day that we found out that my mom was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. It was a nightmare. I was only 19 years old...the day we found out, my dad decided to pack his bags and leave. My mom is such an amazing person to me. She has the most strength of any women that I have met. She NEVER once complained while she was going through radiation or chemo. I KNOW that she was hurting, but she never let us know. She always somehow had a smile on her face through it all. She has taught me SO many wonderful things in my life. She is a TRUE example of Sacrifice. My heart is so full of gratitude. I hope that I can be of such an example to my kids and she has been to me. I love YOU mom!!!

These last few days my testimony has been strengthened so much. I am so thankful for my family. ALL of them. I am thankful for the trials that I have been through...I am SO thankful for my mom. I am thankful for the mission that I served. The sweet people of Bolivia will always have a special place in my heart. I KNOW with all of my heart that this is the TRUE Church. I am so thankful for the plan that Heavenly Father has laid out for us, so that we will be together forever. Most importantly I am SO thankful for my husband. He is the BEST thing that has ever happened to me. He has a strong testimony of this Gospel and is a true example to me. I am so thankful for his Priesthood and that he is worthy to hold it. He has amazing faith!

This last week I have been thinking of all my blessings. Especially my kids. They are the Light of my life. I am really reflecting on the joys that being a mom brings. I am trying to be a little more patient, I am trying to laugh a little more, spend less of my time being mad, and just soak up all that they have to offer me.

Last Saturday as I was a work with all of those sweet precious babies close they are to the sweet and innocent they are...I could not help but think of my sister in law Jen. She is going through SO much and my heart is truly aching for her. She has to be one of the strongest people to my mom that I have ever met. I cannot imagine what she is going through. I wish that I could comfort her in some way to take her pain...if it is only for 1 minute. One of my favorite scriptures I love to think about when I am having a hard time is found in:

Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thine ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Jen, Zane, Kendra, Angie, Ryan and Raymond....We LOVE you and our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008


Today has been a really hard day...We got the dreaded phone call that our niece Kendra was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. She was admitted to Primary Children's today and will be started on Chemo and steroids tomorrow.

Kendra is such a LOVING sweet little girl. She will be the first one to give you a hug and tell you something nice. She is always so patient and loving with all the babies in the family. She is always good for a laugh. One funny memory that we have of Kendra is, she was jumping on Grandma's tramp with all the little kids and her brother Ryan kept falling down, she carried him into their mom and dad and said, here mom, "Ryan has a bad case of falling down."

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kendra. You are a strong little girl, we are so blessed and thankful to have you in our family. We wish you the best of luck these next couple of days. Thank you for your sweetness and your loving heart....We LOVE you!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

WeEkEnd FuN!!

All ReAdY to get CHOCOLATE dOuGhNuTs

DaDdy BeiNg ThE BIG Kid That he IS


AfTer oNe Bad CRaSh

CuTe ElLy

Garcia Family...we had a blast on Sunday...Thanks for coming over and making us laugh till we were sick....WE LOVE YOU!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

AdDiSon'S FiRsT OwiE

Addi had her first owie today..she slipped and bit her lip, drew blood and was a little trooper. Through it all she still had a smile..