Monday, November 9, 2009

I believe this to be true...

"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly."


And isn't this statement so true when it comes to the way we love our children? We think they are the most precious, perfect lil people and we love them more than anything. Maybe we should learn to love the "other important people" in our lives with that same vision... just a thought. And a cute pic of my perfect puppy, whom I do love more than anything in this world. :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Everything happens for a reason...

As I was sitting in church today.. I realized I haven't posted for awhile on my blog, so I thought I'd take a moment tonight and post some recent thoughts and feelings. I wish I could start by saying the last few months have been extremely happy and easy but unfortunately, that's not the complete truth.. they have actually been a bit difficult and a major trial for me in my life. Some things that I loved and that were once "constants" for me, changed without warning and out of my control. Sometimes I think there is no worse feeling than your whole life changing all around you and there's nothing you can do to stop it! All you can do at that point is hold on and hope for the best! So here I am doing just that. I realized something this week.. that no matter how tightly you hold on to a hand that you think will make you happy, sometimes you have to let it go in order to find the happiness you've been looking for and deserve! I have lost my job of four years and someone I thought I loved very much this month, and like I said, it was all out of my control. I was counting on these things in my life to make me happy and be here for good. I couldn't have done anything to change those things, and if I could have, I probably would have, but sometimes you dont have that choice, its not your decision to make. But the one thing you can control is yourself and how you will react to the situation placed before you. Gosh, if anything in my life, I have learned that! There is one thing I know right now, I may not have a job, I may not have a man to share my life with anymore, but I do have the most amazing little girl that I get to spend everyday with and am so lucky to be her mom! I also have an amazing family and amazing friends. No one is as fortunate as me in that department, and just when you need them, they always seem to surface! For instance, tonight I received a suprise phone call from a long lost friend who I haven't spoken to in forever. . and it oddly enough it was exactly what I needed. He said all the right things I needed to hear, and reminded me of what I deserve, have to offer and to look forward to! He gave me the strength I was needing to find in that moment. It seems that God always knows what and who we need, when we need them.. and besides that, its always nice to have a little reminder that brings a big smile to your face! So my point is this, no matter what it is we have or are facing in life, we always have many around us loving and supporting and soo much to be happy and thankful for! I know I do. These are the things that help us all at the end of a long hard day, or month or year or whatever it may be. Life is uncertain and people are going to disappoint you, but all you can do is move forward looking at the bright side, learning from your mistakes and experiences and do the things you can do now to work towards the things you want to be happy in the future. Stop focusing on the negative, so you can see the positives standing right before you! One of my all time favorite quotes is "REJECTION IS OF THE LORD'S PROTECTION." Silly I know, but I can't tell you how many times in my life this has proven to be true.. and when the storms come pooring down, I remember these words and find comfort in knowing this. Everything happens for a reason and I truly believe what's meant to be.. will. We will all get our happy ending one day, whether thats today, tomorrow or whenever it may be, it will happen! Remember what you deserve and be confident and strong in who you are and where you're going and for anyone or thing in your life, that don't see it or the things you have to offer, that will be their misfortune. In the meantime, smile and be happy with the people who do and are in your life now and be thankful for what you have today. :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


When we risk, we often feel good- more fulfilled than when we don't. Take a leap into the unknown today. U may just find yourself!


oh and by the way.. being a mom is the greatest joy there is.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

London in the drivers seat, literally!

What a fun weekend we had in Cello for the 24th! Here's a few pics of London in the drivers seat playin around! I forgot how much fun I have getting out my nice camera and practicing my photography!
Here's a few of her in the moment.. I love these pics because they show so much of her personality! ahh, my baby is getting so big, she cracks me up here!




Monday, July 20, 2009

These are the Moments.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. "

ahh boating with Aunt Shellee! London's first boat ride...what a great moment.

playin with London while watching Dave play baseball, does it get any better? perfect moment.

Swimmin in Idaho without our suits! London's first diaper swim! fun moment.

takin' London to the pool, this was her first time... lovin the moment.

Her first fly fishin trip in colorado! amazing outdoor moment.

Four wheelin' in CO with my sis! always the funnest moments.

London was soo tired she fell over sitting down and was out cold, a completey priceless moment. haha.

Four wheelin' with my BF! crazy and a very fun moment.

Hangin with Dave and his kids at Bear world, so much fun, these are "the" moments.

Posing with Lily, after a game of mini golf, love that girl moment!

London's first Rodeo with mama Kay! what a great moment.

The "uncle dad" swimmin with London in the lake, what an adorable moment.

Ahhh, Moab car show and hikin the arches, the co river... an unforgettable moment.
Boatin with London, perfect moment.

Hangin with my boy, what a great moment in idaho.

Jackson hole with Dave, kids and London, so much fun, this was a moose moment.


London's first Lagoon trip with the fam! Fun Fun moments!

Her first ride, classic moment at lagoon!

Hangin with NaNa.. love those moments the most!

Hangin at the pool, London had to have some mommy cuddle time.. always my very favorite moments.

Concert time with Dave... caught in the moment.

Good times with good friends, I adore all these moments with my Girlfriends.

Her and I, again my favorite moments.

Just lovin time spent with my daughter.. these moments are truly priceless.



Tuesday, June 23, 2009

tribute to my boy!


when i think of Dave, these are the words that describe him.  thank you for making me so happy baby.

I thought this was a cool little site! you can make your own about someone or something  you love at http://www.wordle.net/.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's official....


I found my logo today online... ha.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

London Claps for Food!

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My baby girl is getting so big! She is now clapping, which I have been working on for awhile now, but it hasn't happened until today when she discovered clapping will get her more of her favorite "puffs!" So here she is.. clapping for food, isn't she adorable?! Enjoy. 

Well its official. My biggest vice is on its way out the door! Here's the deal. I HEART DIET COKE more than most things in this life, besides my daughter and all of the rest of you of course.. but back to my other passion.. its the one thing that wakes me up in the morning and keeps me going and calms me down on a stressful day! Well that wonderful refreshing habit is out the door! I am a very determined person and have "bet" if you will, my one and only, that I would not drink the big DC until Sept 1. wow! Here's the deal, No DC.. equals $1000 vacate and avoids the embarrassment of me having to wear teva's for two months! If you know me at all, you'll know teva's in and of itself motivated me to NEVER lose. So Mr. Dave .. here's to you and the very sad riddance of my DIET COKE passion! So I'm saying good bye to one of my favorites thing in this world.. DC you will be MISSED.... but dont worry, I'll see you again soon, just this time on an Island in Hawaii! :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mom, I hate that BINKI!

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bringing my hopes "UP!"


Krista and I went to the Disney movie UP last night and can I just say... adorable! We fell in love with it. It's about an old man who is trying to fulfill his wife's childhood dream.. and
Ok.. yes... we were crying in the first five mintues of the movie.. mind you , its a cartoon... and then again and again through out! I literally teared "UP" four different times. It reminded me of my grandma and grandpa. I know my grandpa loved my grandma like this. I want that... I want a love like Carl and Ellie... I want someone to grow old with. It truly was a great movie and one that should bring all our hopes "UP" in finding true love in this life. And for those of you who have found that person already, I hope you love them like Carl loves Ellie.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

dreaming of a trailer


So lately, I've had an "itch" to go camping, which of course means, I would need to buy a trailer, so I can easily load up London and take her along with me.... and possibly even 3 other little ones I've been wanting to get to know a bit better as well!
Anyhow.. I'm thinking this is the one I want.. can't you just see me now?!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter Weekend!

London's first easter! We had a blast.. we decided to take the long trip home to Monticello for the weekend for a little easter egg hunt in Moab and good times with the family! We had a great time although the weather was FREEZIN, to say the least! But Moab turned out nice on Saturday for the most part and we were able to take in some sight seeing at Potatoe Salad with the all the jeeps, play a little football with the boys, a little golfing and an easter egg hunt at the park! London had a great time, she just wanted to eat the eggs or suck on them the whole time.. haha too cute. Here's a few photos from our fun filled easter weekend!