Friday, April 20, 2012


So Easter was fun this year. Jackson actually anticipated it and was excited for it to come. We had Stake Conference so we didn't attend church but stayed home and had a great day. Madison had to wake up Jackson so we could get started. It was cute, they each had their own bucket to put their eggs in. Madison of course didn't find as many as Jackson but was happy just the same. The Easter Bunny brought each of them some goodies. Nothing huge but a bunch of little fun toys and candy. They were especially happy with the bubbles. It was just fun to see their faces each time they found a egg. Around 3, our friend Joe and April came over as well as Kirk. We had a nice dinner and some wonderful dessert. WE played some scattegories (with some good laughs) and played with the kids. WE watch The Testaments movie to feel the spirit and listened to some great music. Overall it was a perfect Easter Sunday.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I took the kiddos to the doctor today for a check up. Jackson went in for his 3 year. His vision is 20/25. He weighs 49 lbs and stands 40 inches tall. He named all his shapes and colors for the doctor and actually held a conversation with the nurse so I feel his shyness/stranger danger is slowly going away. I freaked out a little when they weighed him, but the doctor didn't seem too worried. WE will just keep monitoring his food and exercise and maybe he won't stay in the 98th percentile across the board his whole life. :)

Madison weighs 24 lbs and is 31.5 inches tall. She is in the 80th percentile across the board. Apparently my children are going to the be the big ones on the playground. HMMMM..... She did so good letting the nurse check her vitals and the doctor checking her ears and whatnot. Then the shots came. First one, fine, 2nd one, she looked up at me and gave me the saddest look. I felt awful, because there were 2 more coming. She cried and clung to me like someone had just hurt her feelings. She is now sleeping but very restless. She is already my sensitive girl so adding shots just makes it more pitiful.

It is always nerve racking when we go to the doctor. Am I doing the right thing? Am I feeding them properly? Do I give them enough play time? Food? Naps? Are the doctors going to be mean to me? But then after it is over and all is said and done, I am a good mother and they are going to be just fine. I need to remember to relax and not let my nerves get the best of me.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


First of all I am thankful for my little family!!!!!
I can't get over how much joy they bring to my life and how much love I feel for them. Richard is such a good man. He has surpassed all my expectations and is learning and growing everyday. He is working hard at school and is really starting to enjoy it.
Jackson is such a little man. He is so smart. He knows all of his colors, shapes and can count to 10. He is constantly helping out and can't stop telling Madison what to do. She loves him though.
Madison is my happy girl. She is always so excited and happy no matter what she is doing.
I am thankful for a living prophet and the chance we get to hear him speak every April. I was definitely inspired from Conference.
I am grateful for my job. I despise it sometimes but it is a good job that supports my family.
I am grateful for money. We have not been without for a while now and I am so grateful for that. I am grateful for the scriptures and for personal prayer. Jackson has been practicing and we will say it together sometimes. It just melts my heart. My heart is just filled and I couldn't be happier right now.

Our Life

I have been doing little projects here and there to finally make my house feel like a home. My dining room is complete. I am happy with the outcome. I have this fetish with red right now and love what it does to a room. Since we live in an apartment our living and dining rooms are pretty much the same so both rooms have red, beige, light blue and yellow in them. The only thing missing is some new couches and we will be set. I blame Pinterest for my decorating itch. That site has so much to choose from and so many ideas. My next big project is our bedroom. :)