Sunday, September 28, 2008

sleeping girl

So I have started a bad habit of letting Christina sleep in my bed. At first it was when she woke up in the middle of the night and then when the boys would sleep over at my sisters or when she would fall asleep at 4 and sleep till 6. The problem is know when ever I tell her to go to bed she runs to my bed. I figure when I go to Korea Spencer can solve the problem or maybe I  will just have to start being strong (mean) and putting her in her bed. 

Thursday, September 25, 2008


As I begin my day I am drawn to the fact that I am celebrating another anniversary on my own, it seems since we have been in the army that Spencer has been gone for more anniversaries then he is home for them. And yet today I would say that I have a stronger, happier marriage and that each and every year it gets better. I am lucky to have married my best friend. Spencer complaments me in every aspect. He will laugh with me and cry with me. Mostly he laughs at how totaly stupid I can be, he loves me and puts up with me. I can't imagine what my life would be like without him. He is truly my better half, so on this day of celebration that we are spending apart I want to let the world know how grateful I am for my  husband. I want to share with you my testimony of an eternal family. I was privillaged to be born to parents who taught my the gospel and when the time came I knew what I was looking for in a spouse. The day I meet Spencer I knew that I would marry him, he helped me move a dresser from his house to my apartment. He was living with his brother at the time. That night we went out and he was everything that I had been looking for. My parents have the perfect marriage and Spencer looked at me the way my Dad looks at my Mom and he still does today.  Spencer and I were married in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. I know that with the blessings of the temple and living the gospel that we will be together forever with our children. I know that Jesus of our Savior and that he died for each of us and if we will except his gift then we can live with him and our Heavenly Father for ever. I love this gospel and my family. 
Happy anniversary babe I love you.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Today was our second enrichment plan and I had big plans to go shopping. As the cookie crumbles Dillon got sick in the middle of the night. Kray woke up sick.  Joe went to enrichment with Karen and then when he got home he got sick too. Christina and I got hit this afternoon. I felt like the walking dead. I am glade that Christina and I got sick around the same time and then we took a nap together. My Mom and Dad brought over ginger ale, apple juice and crackers. I am hoping that everyone wakes up feeling better. 

Sunday, September 21, 2008

first day of school

The Charter school that my kids go to has enrichment classes every Wednesday. The boys had a great time and learned lots. Kray and Joe saw a live owl, and got to have a pretend fire. Dillon made a bowl in his ceramic class and is the mother pig in the three little pigs in his puppet class. One of the girls wanted to be one of the boy pigs so he traded her spots. I am glade that he is such a sweet heart. I am glade that they had a great time and are excited to go back next week.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


here is the giant nail!!

Dillons second belly button

Today we went apple picking for a field trip with our home school. Just as I was walking out the door I heard Dillon crying I turned to see what was wrong and he looked like he had blood coming out his belly button. It turns out that he was using a giant nail as a walking stick and showing Kray a trick when he feel on it and cut his stomach. Karen cleaned it while I called and talked to the nurse in AL. He is current on all his shots so I decided not to take him in. He is excited that he can have two belly buttons like Uncle Michael but wishes that it would quit hurting.
We did go on to pick apples and have a great time. We said a prayer before we left at Dillon's request that he wouldn't have to go to the doctor and that we would have a fun day. I am glade that he has the faith in me and in prayer to have me offer a prayer on his behalf. My testimony was strengthen by his request.  I am so proud of my family. Kray was really worried for Dillon, I think he was having some flash backs to when he got hurt. I love watching my boys take care of each other. Joe got Dillon a pillow so he would be more comfortable in the van on the drive to pick apples.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dillons Birthday

I can hardly believe that Dillon turned 8 today I don't feel old enough to have an 8 year old. I realized that Spencer has missed 4 of Dillon's birthdays. I feel sorry for Spencer and the kids when he has to miss out on so many important things. In Oct he will be baptized by my Dad part of my wants him to wait tell we see Spencer so he can do it but that would be a little selfish. Dillon is so excited to baptized and my Dad is the next best thing. 
We had a great day celebrating Dillon's birthday. We had Popeye waffles for breakfast, pizza for lunch and a shrimp dinner with my parents and David. Afterwards we went over to my parents house and had homemade ice cream. On Saturday we are going to have a family wiener roast and a pinjatia. So here's to my boy Happy Birthday Dillon I love you.

My Life

Have you ever had one of those nights when you have 2 crying kids and no idea why. It seems that Kray is having bad dreams and Christina keeps waking up every time she hears him crying. I guess I know why but nothing I do seems to help.
Can I say I love living by family but we are having a rough go of it. I was drying my hair and my power went out. I went and checked the the breaker box and flipped all the switces no luck. My Dad said maybe it needs to cool off and then it will work. You would hope but no go. So know I have no power to my cooler, washer or bed room kitchen plugs, fridge or where my computer is. Thankfully the rest of my house has power so we were able to run extension cords. Cody came over and ran a plug to my washer and cooler thanks Cody. My Dad came over to fix the breaker and there is nothing wrong with it.  The next step is to open all the plugs and follow them to see if we can find were the problem is. It can be from a good plug or a bad plug so it sounds like a lot of work and my Dad has lots of projects of his own to work on. The pump has gone out on one of the wells so this weekend he is going to fix it. Maybe next weekend we can start taking apart plugs. Then my fridge went out and we had to haul all my food over to the extra fridge outside. My fridge seems to be working so tomorrow I am going to bring all my food back over. My oven has not been working since I moved in we ordered the part and it finally came in my Brother and Dad came over to fix it and spent an hour but where unable to figure it out. It was natural gas and we switched it to propane. I am getting good practice in for Korea since they don't use ovens. The good thing is I can bake at my parents, my sisters or the outside stove. That is all that has been going, we are playing hard all day and love being around family.

Monday, September 15, 2008

fun in cali

we have been having a great time riding and playing on the farm. my sister has a buddy saddle where the kids can sit. i was surprised how good christina does on a horse. she wants to go out and pet the horses everyday.

Monday, September 8, 2008


So Spencer was suppose to get his pinpoint orders yesterday. The guy that was suppose to get them knew nothing. He told them maybe today and he came back today and told him that he could either go to Camp Eagle or Camp Humphreys we knew that before he left. Oh well maybe latter on we'll know where he's going. Like when they tell him to get off the bus.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Aztec NM

Crawbad fishing with cousins.

Riding dirt bikes

 Riding pony's is so fun.

Working hard on the farm.  The boys had fun playing with their cousins. Christina loved Harlie she would follow her around.  Thanks guys for a great time. We had fun playing with you.