Tyler * Carly * Makena * Jade

Sunday, August 31, 2008

My Fisherman

So as I mentioned before Tyler was gone for more than a day on a fishing trip for "work". The last 3 summers he has been able to do this with his boss paying for him to go. He looks forward to it ALL year. This year my brother got to go. So I didn't talk to him for 24 hours and when I finally hear back it's-"I hope you want to eat lots of fish". I'm not the biggest fan, but I cook it up for him and then we both get the fish thing out of our system. Here he is with his BIG catch.

He actually caught one of the biggest fish of the trip! That's my man!!
Here he is with his 3 fish!

And this is with my brother, Jeff, and his boss Jim.

Now he needs some sort of belt, boots, a fishing pole, and all other sorts of things. I'm glad he had a fun time and I'm extra glad to have him back. I hate sleeping alone, and being by myself only talking to a toddler gets a little old :)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Nie Nie

So it recently has come to my blogging attention that I must be out of the loop. There is this AMAZING woman Stephanie who lives in Arizona. I found her blog through some friends and needless to say I am addicted. She is a stranger to me, but the most inspiring person. I want to be like her. In the last few days while reading her blog I have learned a few things about myself. I need to be more patient with my daughter. I certainly love her, but sometimes she just gets on my last nerve and I really do need to work on that. I need to love my husband more. I get so caught up in life that I forget that he is SO important to me. I need to pay more attention to the little things he does for me! I need to be more fun and creative. I know I have it in me- I just become complacent and that will not do. I see myself as this fun-loving mom who has tons of ideas and things to do with my kids, but if I keep waiting around for Makena to figure out why it's so fun, it'll never happen. I need to have more faith. It's okay to say a bad word every once in a while... they are in my head WAY more than they get out. Life is about being together and living life, not waiting for life to finally happen. It never will. Stephanie and her husband were in a private plane crash a few weeks ago. The flight instructor was killed, and she and her husband are severely burned-her more than him. They have 4 beautiful children ages 6,5,3 and 1. I have read almost her whole blog. And you think I am an avid blogger you are wrong. She blogged about everything from the neighbors fake goose to her favorite bowls. She lives life to the fullest. I just thought I should share these things with the hope that you will keep me on track. I NEED to be better. For my daughter, my husband, and for myself. And I started today. If you want to read more about Nie Nie (as she's called) check this out at http://nieniedialogues.blogspot.com I promise it will change the way you see things. If she can do it I can. I pray for her and her husband. They have a long road ahead, but she is truly amazing. Now I'm off to clean house before the hubby gets back from his fishing trip. Man I missed that man! He makes me complete! See ya!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Our Busy Life!!!!

So it's been a week since my last post and that's probably because we've been a little busy! This last week I went up to my parent's house for a few days and went to a baby shower for my friend Julie and her beautiful baby. Then me and Tyler spent Saturday together and had lunch at our favorite burrito place in the high desert- Los Robertos. (Oh I wish I could have it right now) Then we went a wedding reception in Wrightwood for one of our good friends. I really love weddings and it made me want to become a photographer even more! The weather was nice- once the sun went down :) and it was great visiting with people we don't get to see very often anymore. Then Saturday night we came home and Sunday morning one of our other good friend's brother gave his homecoming talk in our ward. He's been on a mission in Paraguay (the same mission as my brother Jeff actually). So we got to see him and one of my high school best friends Nauni and her family! I miss seeing her and don't get to very often so that was a special treat for me. I was so glad that it worked out the way it did for us to be there and thanks to them for inviting us to be part of the family for the afternoon :)
This week I actually start back to school. I know HOORAY for me, right? It's funny because I am totally excited to go back. When you're younger you DREAD it, but I only have this semester and then like 2 more classes and I'll have my associates in liberal studies. I don't know if I'll continue right away to get more done, but I will at least finish that. It really is exciting for me. I've been supporting my husband the last three and a half years while he finished so now it's my turn! And to top off all of this craziness Makena got sick today. Perfect timing, right? Wrong! She's just wanted to cuddle all afternoon. It's so sad. Well wish me luck! These next few weeks should be an eye opener for me! These pictures were just a few from our weekend!

Monday, August 18, 2008


Well we got to spend our Saturday down in our old stomping grounds! San Diego!!!!! I can't believe it's already been 2 1/2 months since we left there. When we were down there it felt like we never left! We took Makena to Sea World which she loved. It's been a few months since our last trip there and this time she LOVED everything and wanted to be right up at the glass at every exhibit. It's definitely fun to take your kids places and see things from their point of view. It was HOT and crowded though, so I look forward to meeting up with my mom and nephew in the next couple of months when it's not so bad! We then drove our sleeping child around San Diego went to a few stores and met our friends for dinner at Pei Wei-yum! Thanks to Perry & Jenn, Kim, Janelle & James for meeting us and still being our friends even though we ditched you guys to move up here :) It was a LONG day, but we had a lot of fun together!! Makena did so good all day so we were all much happier! I just love being able to spend time with my husband and my daughter! It's the BEST thing in my life! Thank heavens for weekends and family! There is absolutely nothing better! Hope you all had great weekends and are like us and count down the days 'til they get here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

They Grow Up SO Fast!

So, I always heard everyone say it! Enjoy it because before you know it they'll be grown. I knew somewhere in the back of my mind that they were right, but man are they right! I was able last week to go and see my friend Julie's brand new baby girl Brynne. She was just so cute and tiny and innocent! Then I went home to my mess-making, talking, crazy 17-month old and wondered how she got SO big!!!! She is into everything and makes me laugh with some of the things she does (and makes me want to cry some days too :) ) But I wouldn't trade it for anything! I tried to attempt taking some pictures of her that were her actually looking at the camera...most turned out with just the side of her head or her eyes closed, but I got a few good ones! And Makena as much as I say I can't wait for you to be old enough to...go potty on the toilet, or really listen to what I'm saying, or to be able to just go to sleep and stay asleep...I wouldn't trade these days for anything and just take your time growing up!!! because before I know it you'll be grown up!

Monday, August 4, 2008

The Fair Brings Out the Best in US!!

We went this last week to the Orange County fair with all of my siblings. We had a lot of fun and the babies loved ALL the animals and I of course loved all the food :) We watched the pig races, ate free dibs, looked at giant pigs, I pet an ox, Tyler ate a spaghetti and meatball sandwich-it was actually really good, Makena and me saw a wallaby in the petting zoo, and I finished the day eating a funnel cake and carrying a sleeping girl to the car! I don't know what it is about the fair, but I love it! Not everyday--you might die of a heart attack from all the greasy, fried food--but it is good fun! I tried to get some good pictures, but my family seems to think that you have to make stupid faces when you take their picture. I think they get it from my dad! So here are some of the best!

Friday, August 1, 2008


So I was tagged...I am supposed to list 6 words to describe my life. Where do I begin???

1. Family-oriented

2. Hopeful

3. Full

4. Stressful

5. Happy

6. Ambitious- I'm going to become a professional photographer (soon) and Tyler a pro golfer (someday)!!

And now I get to tag 5 more people to continue on with this so... I picked people who I don't usually get to see and want to know what they think :)

1. Meghan
2. Heather
3. Millie-you got me so now you get to return the favor
4. Ann
5. Heidi-with your new bundle on the way you're sure to have some great words :)

Good luck all!!