Saturday, October 13, 2012

We love Halloween!

I don't have long to post but I had to show this! Lately I have been singing Halloween songs to the boys. They love it and want me to repeat them over and over and over. We are also loving "The 5 little pumpkins" and the other day while daddy was bathing Jayden and I was playing with Landon I decided to record it. I will have to do another with both of them because its too cute but for now here is little Lando (after just eating dinner)

I am so lucky to have such cute little boys! They are so fun and crack me up!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New City

Sorry for being gone yet again, I am getting rid of facebook so HELLO to more blogging! I decided I want to spend less time on the internet. I would also rather spend the time I do on the internet writing about the things we are doing or trying out those cool digital photobooks.

So, since my last blog we have moved, it has been crazy and fun and weird. I have never lived outside of the SLC valley, and while I have loved visiting other places I have always loved coming home to the beautiful green mountains and the things I know best.

Now we live in the desert, and I don't mean the desert like SLC is a "desert" I mean lots of rocks and sagebrush. When looking at places to move we saw several cute homes but none had yards, or any grass in sight! So when I saw the outside of this place I was so excited! It has a cute little pool, cute outsides with a mixture of some rocks and..............GRASS!! Our back area is smaller than the last place BUT we have bought some water toys and played out on the grass on multiple occasions already and the boys have LOVED it!

We have explored some splash pads, and the pool that is literally a two minute walk down the parking lot. We have gone to Las Vegas a few times, once to shop for Jaydens birthday coming up and the other to go see the white lions at the MGM Grand. Jayden loved the dolphins there as well and kept telling us they were sharks. Jason would say "Look Jayden a dolphin" to which Jayden would respond "Ya, dolphin! Look a shark" it was so cute! we saw them jumping out of the water above and had them come swim past us several times where you can actually be below and see them in the water.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Lately we have fallen in love going to see the ducks. We headed off yesterday with daddy and lots of bread to one of our favorite duck spots! Right when we got there we were greeted by a cute little duck that came and at the bread right out of our hands! He nipped Jaydens finger trying to get a smaller piece in Jaydens hand so he got a little nervous, but still would feed him if we were holding a big roll. He was loving it and named the duck "mommy" :-) Landon also got in on the action and feed "Mommy" a bit of a roll out of his hand too.

It was so much fun seeing all of the babies! Jayden and Landon were thrilled! This time we even came across a group of turtles. I love going out places with my cute family! I'm also glad my cute J bear shares my love of ducks. (As I am posting this and watching the videos he is begging to go see the ducks again)
Jayden and Daddy looking at the turtles
Jadyen feeding "Mommy" the duck
A group of turtles relaxing in the sun

Some of the many baby ducks there swimming in the little pond

Jadyden sitting by a bunch of the baby ducks

We all thought this was a funny sight!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


This last few weeks we have just basically had steady sickness at the house. Jayden had a really bad cold with a fever and cough and was being  lazy and grumpy (which he is totally not normally) Then Landon got it. Just as I was about to take them to the doctor Jayden started getting a bit better so I left it for a few days, but Landon got worse.
Now co-sleeping I think helps me see more in cases like this and Landon would have trouble eating at night and even had a coughing spell that scared the crap outta me and we ended up taking off to the ER.
When we got there Jayden was such a sweetie and played games on his beloved itouch and learned how to take pictures on it! (which he still loves) We had to get xrays for Landon to check for pneumonia. This was so hard I felt horrible! They had this plastic "cast" type thing that held his arms straight up and held him stiff so they could get a good picture. He was bawling but the doctor was so sweet. We went to pick Landon back up after the pictures were taken and he made a comment about how shocked he was. Usually when the babies see him after that torture they cry, but Landon didn't. Well at least not right then. We went back to the room and as the doctor was saying goodbye Landon looked at him and bawled. A little while later we got the diagnosis, no pneumonia but he has RSV. They gave us a "prescription" to get his nose sucked out as much as he needed 24/7 for the next ten days. I took him the next two nights and then it was a family affair the third (since he is worse at night) but we haven't gone back since. The very last night the guy said he had the worst so far that night his mucus was so thick it clogged the little sucker thing several times. Poor little guy.
Jayden has still had his little runny nose but my little sweetie doesn't complain. I asked him at one point (when it was fairly bad) if he wanted to go to the hospital and get it sucked out. He immediately said no lol it was so cute.
Hopefully our little guys get over it soon tomorrow I will write about all of the fun things that have been happening around here. For now I wanted to write about this so I wouldn't forget. My little boys are so precious!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Vacation 2 (playing catch up again)

So its been awhile (again) the last post I actually started and saved and didn't finish until last night (this morning technically it was about 2 am) but I wanted to make sure I showed the vacations, and other things. Hopefully I can catch up and stay a little more on top of this. So summer vacations went like this.. We left that Sunday for Bear Lake and stayed up there until Thursday, we came home that day, then left the next day for Lake Tahoe! (yes lots and lots of driving!) Our two boys did remarkably well though considering their ages(23 months and 3 months) and over this trip time we drove about 2000 miles!
My sweet sister in law Misti offered up her home to us while we were there. I originally had my heart set on being up by the lake (like Bear Lake) but we decided to take her up on it. It was definitely fun and I was able to get to know her more which I thoroughly enjoyed. I still would love to go be right up by the lake sometime so we can spend more time playing there and enjoying the tourist things up there but I wouldn't trade what we did this time at all.
When we were up there we rented jet skiis and went parasailing! Misti wasn't sure about the parasailing at first but Jason decided to buy it for her (who can say no then?!) We both could tell she really wanted to try it and I'm so glad she did! Jas and I went first and our first "take off" was crazy. I swear we almost crashed into the boat several times! We ended up going back to get a different canopy since the wind was different out on the lake than they thought. It was soooooooooo fun! Also crazy though since we went up 1400'. The boat was seriously a little dot! I wish I would have had a second camera to take up there! It was way beautiful though.
Then it was Mistis turn. That brave girl went up by herself (Jason offered to do a tandem with her as well but she declined) She went up pretty far too about 600'! Then she decided to come down. It is so funny to see the person going up and them becoming smaller and smaller! We took some pictures of her way up there too!
Lake Tahoe is so clean and blue (like a different version of my beloved Bear Lake) The sand is more grainy so it doesn't kick up in a dust like it does in Bear Lake so the water stays that much more clear. GORGEOUS!  We also spent some time doing "tourist" type things like panning for gold! Jayden wasn't quite as into it as we thought (another year right?!) but it still was so cute to walk down the street in **** and see all the little old saloons. I think it would be fun to go there again when the kids are a little bigger and go into the museums and whatnot up there. We also got an old fashioned picture taken up there (I'll have to figure out how to post that) AND saw amazing wild horses just down the street. Can I say I am obsessed with them?! It is so amazing to see them in their little natural packs and how they interact with one another. They were so stunning and strong! We were also able to go down memory lane a bit with Jason on the way there and back. We stopped in Lovelock where he showed me his old schools, homes, parks he played at etc. We even got out on the way home and let Jayden play at one of them for awhile. It was so fun to finally see what these places looked like that I have heard so much about over the years. Cute Jason was like a little kid again! :-)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Where has the time gone?!

So like many things in my life my blog sits half done. I have about 5 drafts from blogs I have started but have yet to add pictures... or finish adding pictures. I just wanted to post a quick blog to tell whats been going on.

First and foremost (because I am so very proud) my husband launched his business!
It has been so crazy and fun and all sorts of things. My husband never ceases to amaze me though that's for sure! For awhile he was working full time at his other job while putting in full time hours (honestly usually more than that) trying to get this started. On top of that he found time to be with us and do things.

In all the crazyness of the business, we also moved. This I am also VERY excited for. We have a huge back grass area and a play place for Jayden and Landon to be able to play in. It has lots of room and STORAGE!!!  Landon and Jayden still have their own rooms and our room is bigger (I am able to put my elliptical in it and have been able to take advantage of that a few times already so far and we have only been here 2 weeks! Jason again was awesome, he helped pack, he and my dad moved everything out of our old place and a lot of the stuff into the new place by themselves. My sweet little brother Jesse got off of school about this time and helped finish it up with them. My cute mom had my dad drop of dinner so we could try to unpack a bit. We have gotten most of it done but again thats one of my projects that is not completely done.

Right before we moved I started a BIG TIME clutter clearing session and its been great! I still have plenty to do (again unfinished project lol but honestly I don't think it will ever FULLY be done) I am a very emotional person and I have kept lots of things. I have also learned how great it is to let go of things that remind me of not so good things. As many of you know we had a falling out with my inlaws when they couldn't respect our parenting choices (their friends made fun of our religion and they wouldn't keep illegal drugs away from us when we were visiting etc) The thing that was the hardest was when my mother in law tried to break up our marriage, luckily yet again my husband is amazing and stood up for me and told her if she couldn't respect us and the way we would like to raise our kids and respect the fact that we were married and love each other and she couldn't APOLOGIZE for the horrible things she said and did then we would have to go our separate ways until she could.
Anywho I read a book about how clutter holds energy (negative or positive) and when you pick up something it makes you feel a certain way, well for me this is completely true. So in my clutter clearing process I was able to get rid of several things that reminded me of all those negative things and I cannot describe how freeing its been! I have also been able to let go of simple things that give me good feelings but I just didn't need to have (like cards haha) So right before we moved I filled probably 10 boxes of trash and another 7-8 bags of trash. I also was able to donate A LOT of clothing, some that was brand new! But as a mom I would never wear it, it was more "teenagery" or not my taste anymore. It was really fun to be able to drop off soooo much stuff and know someone else would be able to use it that really needed it.

So all in all it has been a crazy but fun last couple of weeks. Hopefully as time passes and we get more settled I'll be able to finish up those old blogs and post them. As for right now I have been up the last few nights with a teething little Landon and and Jayden has thrown up several times so the crazy life continues! Until next time! Happy Thanksgiving! (Can't wait to show you our cute Thanksgiving treat crafts we are making)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween is coming coming coming

So this year Jason wasn't working and neither was I so we decided to hit the Barnyard Boo at Thanksgiving Point. It was overcast and a little cold but pretty cute. Jayden had a blast running around and seeing the animals. My parents happened to decide to go that day too as it was the last day so we saw them on and off during the time we were there.
This is the cute pumpkin we saw as we walked into the animal area
Cute little Jayden looking at some of the animals.

Some white horses that he really liked there

They had all these hula hoops on the ground, we ran into my parents about the same time we reached these. Jayden had fun playing with them and running around and watching Josh, Nate, Hallie, and Abby try hula hooping. He was so cute when he tried to imitate them.
Jayden and I went on a cute and luckily short wagon ride (he was ready to run right about the time it ended) around the animal area of Thanksgiving Point.
After the wagon ride their story time was about to start so we went in to get our seats Jayden seemed to be excited at first but as the time kept slowly ticking closer to the start the more restless he got. We ended up leaving about 4 lines into her intro since he started to get up and wander around and seemed pretty uninterested. Maybe he will like it in a few years right?! Anywho I had to add a few pictures because he looked so cute sitting on his little bench and wandering around.
They sat on these little benches, I thought the way Jayden was sitting there was so cute! I just had to take a picture!
Jayden sitting next to Nathan. At this point I thought maybe he would last through the story, I was wrong.

This is maybe a minute after the previous picture. It is so cute how curious he is about everything still.
Daddy in the story time area being patient with me trying to decide whether or not to leave

Cute little Landon, being just as patient with Mommy as Daddy

Once we left the story time area we revisited some of the animals we saw before, this time several of the ones that were farther away before were closer, and Jayden was loving it.
This is how Jayden was a lot of the time, excited and running ahead, Daddy following close behind. How cute!!
Jayden was loving this cow staring right at him and being so close!

After we saw them again we went and got a little bit of food and headed over to see all the different kinds of turkeys and the goats. The goats were pretty fun to feed and wanted to lick the food right out of your hand!! There was also some sheep but the only one that came close kept pushing little goats away with his head (butting them basically) Soooooooo of course I did not feed him! I don't feed bully sheep or any other bully animals for that matter. We went over a little and continued to feed the ones he pushed!
This guy kept staring at me and I thought he looked so cute and funny so Jason took a picture.
The same guy walking over to daddy
They had sheep and goats in the same pen and they were walking right up to where Jayden was, he was once again fascinated!!

This one was so cute, jumping right up to eat out of my hand, and leaving a good bit of slobber behind!!

Just thought these little babies were cute learning how to climb on the rocks. That bigger one on top there kept pushing them down, but they were persistent!
Two of my favorite guys! Jayden loves his Daddy so much! It's so cute to see their interactions together. Daddy is his best buddy
Now when we first paid to go in they asked if we wanted a pony ride for Jayden. He just barely turned two and has never really been around horses but we decided to give it a try. I'm so glad we did! He actually sat on the pony! Then got off before it started walking, but asked to get back on and walked in a full circle with it before he decided that was enough pony time for him. It was his first ride ever and he amazed me! Sat on that thing so quick and held on and even pet his neck. It was the sweetest little black pony I wish I woulda asked his name. I may go back and do ask them just that! (If I remember with all the crazyness going on here)
Right after my little munchkin got on the horse he grabbed that piece of the saddle, I didn't even have to tell him where to hold on! He is getting so big.

Petting the pony before the ride started

I walked around with Jayden in this little circle it was pretty dang fun! I look forward to doing this again.

Us walking, he was doing so good I really probably didn't even need to have my hand on his back, but it made me feel better and it didn't bother him.
 After the pony ride we met up with everyone else again (My Mom, Dad, Nathan, Josh, Hallie, and Abby) and all the kids got a little picture painted on their face. I wish I would have gotten one with everyone looking back but I guess I will learn that stuff more as I blog. We did get cute little Jayden again with another first! Getting his face painted!! There was a poster with some pictures and he chose the Frankenstein. He loved watching everyone else get their faces painted and was even patient when a little boys mom kind of butted him in line lol. Glad I have a sweet little boy. His little facial expressions were so cute to watch, he wasn't quite sure what to think but did remarkably well!!

My little mischievous guy crawling up by all her little supplies.
The start of his little painting, I just love that little face he is pulling!

At the end she pulled out a little mirror to show him what it looked like............
He wasn't too sure what to think...