Monday, June 29, 2009

Knotty Pine Resort 2009

Well...Kohen, Addi and myself had a BLAST of a weekend. G-pa & G-ma Gerrard invited us along with some cousins to go camping for the weekend and it was SOOO nice. They took the kids up Friday afternoon (I had the WHOLE night to myself) to Knotty Pine Resort near Heber. I met them on Saturday after work, and we all had such a GREAT time. The scenery was AMAZING the company was great, and most of all it was so relaxing. We had 4-wheelers, swimming, a walks, and the beautiful was SO fun. Thank you John and Sherie for the invite. We love you!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Daddy Got Our Package!

The Kids and I sent Zach a package for Father's Day and He got it. He was so cute to take pictures so we could see him. It was so good to see pictures of him. Kohen colored pictures for him of all of us. It was so cute. We miss you SOOO much Zach, we can't wait for you to be home!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Say Cheese!

They thought that is was so funny to be twins for bed. They are both wearing Kohen's under shirts. They are so fun and cute. I can't help but laugh at these little stinkers!

Strike a POSE!

Our little Addi is OBSESSED with Binky's. She had both of them in her mouth and said, "CHEESE"....that takes talent. Zach, when you get home that is your assignment...MO MORE BINKA...that is what Addi calls them.

Kohen just having fun before bath time. He loves when his BIG cousins give him their old T-Shirts. Thanks Braden....He LOVES this one.

Our Daily Pout...What a cute Face!

Friday, June 19, 2009

5 Weeks DOWN 4 to GO

We are SOOOOO Half way and I am SOOOOO ready to have my husband back. Zach has been gone for 5 weeks and we are all surviving. He is doing great working hard, and golfing every Saturday. We at home are doing great too. We have our good days and our bad ones for sure...but then who doesn't. We have had a fun summer when the sun is out. I love to take my kids to Cherry Hill. They are little water babies and LOVE it. They love to play outside and enjoy hanging out with all the kids on our street.

I must admit that having a 3 year old and almost 2 year old is VERY challenging. I often wonder where my sweet little boy went, and where Addison gets ALL of her energy. I feel like this summer has been a lot more challenging to me trying to balance everything out. They for sure are my 2 favorite people and I love them to pieces...but HOLY MOLY sometimes. I am so blessed to have family around to help out when I need, also Sandy....I would die without you. You are my saving grace. Thank you for all that you do for us as a family. We love you and your family so much. I feel so blessed to have friends that call and check on us. Jordan I LOVED hanging out with you. It felt so nice to talk to a mom that feels the same frustration as I do. You are a blast.

I for sure couldn't have done any of this without Zach. Yes, he SO far away, but at the same time he is only a phone call away. Thank you for being so patient and listening to me at 3:00 am your time. I can't wait to be back together as a family and enjoy the rest of our summer. Hopefully the sun will be here to stay.

I love my peeps so much....Zach, Kohen, Addison and Broc!

Friday, June 12, 2009

99 Interesting things about ME

1. Started my own Blog? Yes and I try to update it once a week.

2. Slept under the stars? Yes and I LOVE it.

3. Played in a Band? Not even close.

4. Visited Hawaii? Best Honeymoon ever. Hope to go back soon.

5. Watched a meteor Shower? No

6. Given more than you can afford to charity? Yes, I lived in a 3rd world country.

7. Been to Disneyland? Yes, can't wait to take my kids.

8. Climbed a mountain? Yes, its been awhile.

9. Held a praying mantis? Are you crazy!

10. Sang a Solo? Only on my mission. A child Prayer. Zach laughs at me, because the lady that was getting baptized was crying...tears of joy of course.

11. Bungee Jumped? Nope, would have loved to before I was a mom and a wife.

12. Visited Paris? Just the airport on my way to Egypt.

13. Watched a lightening storm at Sea? No, but I would love to. I LOVE lightening.

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch? No

15. Adopted a child? Hopefully in the near future. I am getting baby hungry.

16.Had food poisoning? More than my fair share of times.

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty? No, Never been back East.

18. Grown your own vegetables? Yes, I am growing my 2nd garden at the moment. We love garden veggies.

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France? Some day.

20.Slept on an overnight train? Yes, best train ride of my life...i LOVE you Zach.

21. Had a pillow fight? Sure

22. Hitch Hiked? Sad to admit but yes.

23. Taken a sick day when I wasn't sick? Sure, who hasn't

24. Built a snow fort? You bet...good memories with my brother Jared.

25. Held a Lamb? No

26. Gone skinny dipping? In my younger was a blast. Everyone should try it.

27. Run a marathon? No

28. Ridden a gondola in Venice? No, I would love to. Its sounds so Romantic

29. Seen a total eclipse? Nope

30. Watched a sunrise or a sunset? Yes, and I think it is beautiful

31. Hit a home run? Yes

32. Been on a cruise? Yes, it was awesome. I went with Zach when we were engaged.

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person. On the list

34. Visited the birth place of my ancestors? Nope.

35. Taught yourself a new language? Fluent in Spanish..and proud of it.

36. Had enough money to be truly satisfied? No way..STUDENTS hello

37. Seen the leaning tower of Pisa on Person? No

38. Gone rock climbing? Yes

39. Sung Karaoke? is a BLAST

40. Seen old Faithful erupt? Yes, more than once

41. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant? No, but someone that I don't know has bought me a meal. It was very nice..thank you whoever you are.

42. Visited Africa? No, but I would love to.

43. Walked on a beach by moonlight? Yes, at the red sea when Zach proposed. It was AWESOME!

44. Been transported in an ambulance? No and I hope it never happens.

45. Had your portrait painted? Yes, at Layton Hills Mall when I was 10 years old.

46. Gone deep sea fishing? No

47. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person? Nope

48. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris? I wish

49. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling? Snorkeling in Hawaii and in the Red Sea

50. Kissed in the rain? Yes

51. Played in the mud? Sure

52. Gone to a drive in? Yes

53. Been in a movie? Does a commercial count?

54. Visited the great wall of China? No

55. Started a business? Nope

56. Taken a martial arts class? No

57. Visited Russia? No desire

58. Sold Girl Scout Cookies? Nope, but I like to eat them.

59.Gone Whale Watching? Nope

60. Got Flowers for no Reason? Yes

61. Donated blood? Yes, but I can't anymore, since I had surgery in Bolivia

62. Gone sky diving? NOPE!

63. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp? No
64. Bounced a Check? Yes, really who hasn't
65. Flown in a helicopter? Yes, with my sister
66. Saved a favorite childhood toy? Yes, I used to collect Trolls. I still have all of them.
67. Visited the Lincoln Memorial? Nope
68. Eaten Caviar? Yes, it was SOOOOOOOOOO NASTY.
69. Pieced a quilt? Yes, not really my thing.
70. Stood in Times Square? No, I would love to though.
71. Toured the Everglades? No
72. Been fired from a job? Nope...hope that never happens.
73. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London? Yes, very cool
74. Broken a bone? Yes, my arm in kindergarten.
75. Been on a speeding motorcycle? Yes, I LOVED it, it was a little scary.
76. Seen the Grand Canyon in person? Yes, it is BEAUTIFUL
77. Published a Book? Nope
78. Visited the Vatican? No
79. Bought a Bran New Car? Yes, 2 in my life time.
80. Walked in Jerusalem? No, I know I will someday
81. Had your picture in the newspaper? Yes, my Senior year in High school.
82. Read the entire Bible? Almost...not yet
83. Visited the White House? No
84. Killed and Prepared an animal for eating? Yes, in Bolivia. A turtle was walking around the area where we were going to eat, the next thing I know, I am eating it.
85. Had chickenpox? Yes
86. Saved someones Life? No
87. Sat on a Jury?
88. Met someone Famous? Wonder Woman
89. Joined a book club? Not really for me.
90. Lost a loved one? My dad this year.
91.Had a baby? 2 Cute ones.
92.Seen the Alamo in person? Nope
93. Swam the Great Salt Lake? NOOOOOOO Thank you!
94.Been involved in a Law Suit? No
95. Owned a Cell phone? Really!
96. Been Stung by a Bee? Yes
97. Seen Michelangelo's David? No
98. Copied and pasted this entry? No way
99. Ever fallen in Love? YES and I still am.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Princess Addison



She held SOOOOO Still....



I must admit, having a GIRL is so much FUN sometimes. This morning I decided to spend some one on one time with Addi and we had a blast. I put sponge curlers in her hair...I actually got 7 in. Then we decided to paint her toenails pretty pink and she LOVED it. She walked around with the curlers in her hair saying,"PRETTY"....she is a hand full but at least she is a CUTE one. We both had a good time...I am so glad that I was blessed to have a son and a daughter, it is so fun to bond with each of them in such different ways! Thanks for the great morning Addi..I LOVE you!

My Garden!

Yes that is right MY garden! I had this great idea along with our favorite neighbors Kris and Sandy to grow a garden. Sandy makes the BEST pickles Zach and I have ever had...the problem is they didn't have enough room for all of the pickling cucumbers. We I of course volunteered our lovely dirt in the back yard to plant pickling cucumbers....poor Zach got stuck doing all of the hard work before he left! I am happy to report that they are doing great...and I have loved taking care of them. We are excited to try some YUMMY pickles soon!