Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's a BOY!!!

We think anyway! At my Drs. Appt. yesterday the dr. was leaning toward a boy. I love my Dr. and the awesome facility he's at. I get an ultrasound every visit and pics and it's so reassuring to hear the heartbeat and see the little thing every visit. Yep, he thought he might have seen something- so we're thinking a boy! He said he could tell us 100% at our next visit right before Thanksgiving. So fun, because we have another boy on Barts side of the family due in March.
On the sad side, Zhoee started crying when I told the kids it's probably a boy. She wants a sister so bad!!!


Bart helped the kids carve pumpkins while I gathered all the seeds and roasted them.

Yummy-Love 'em!

Flag Football

Jadon had a fun time playing flag football. He really impressed us a few times with great moves and pulling flags!

Monday, October 19, 2009


So, I was just thinking about a lot of things this morning. While visiting my mom yesterday she told me one of my sisters' friends from High school had passed away in a car accident. She had been married a year and was expecting their first baby girl. I didn't know her but know her husbands family and I was so devestated to hear this news. How sad.
Bart had spoken in church that morning and his talk was so wonderful. He reflected on Elder Bednars talk in conference about concentrating on our families and spouses. He talked about words and how our words can make such a difference in our lives and those we're in contact with. He shared that we need to tell our family members we love them OFTEN, we need to pray for them and use nice, kind words ALWAYS and share our testimonies with our families in FHE and just casual conversation. Our lesson in relief society focused on the same thing: families, and helping our husbands and the importance of being sealed in the Temple. Hearing of something tragic like this makes me wonder why this happens? Why am I lucky enough to be married for 9 years and have 3 healthy, active children while this girl has to leave earth so early? I know that there is a plan for everyone and our Heavenly Father knows us individually. I think I need to use this experience to love and be grateful for my family even more and not take them for granted. Our familes are the most important thing: I need to get mad less, hold my kids more often even if there are dishes to be done, and play with my kids no matter how messy the house is. Life is short and in some cases we may lose our loved ones so suddenly! I'm grateful we are sealed together for eternity and I know we'll be together always!!!

New Countertops!

We absolutely love our house but one thing we've been meaning to change for 3 years is the fabulous 70's brownish-orange countertops and backsplash. It took Bart about 2 days from start to finish to replace everything. They look great! What a handy husband I have, lucky me!

After pics

During construction

The before

Xterra Triathlon 2009

This is the 5th year Bart has done the Xterra Triathlon at Snow Basin. He

does the mountain biking. They did great this year! I'm so impressed at how dedicated he is to training and getting ready. He rides a ton to prepare and for the event he rides 13 miles straight uphill from Pineview reservoir to Snow Basin ski resort.

Hunting 2009

Bart went hunting up at Causey Reservoir this year. It's really secluded and he had to canoe in to the mountain they were hunting. It looked beautiful from the pictures. He went with his brother, Clint, one day and the rest of the time he was on his own. On a Sat. of the hunt he stayed home to help me because I was really sick. I feel bad that he had to miss a day but I'm grateful for a husband who puts his family first. Bart and his brothers are already planning next years hunt in Southern Utah, where they usually go.

Clint and Bart
canoeing in
Sleeping in the suburban watching a movie. (a little too comfy for camping if you ask me)


This boy is growing up so much! He could line up his cars and drive them around all day long! He loves to play baseball and football and begs me to go outside with him EVERY MINUTE!
I laugh so hard at his "mean" face he pulls, I'll get a pic of that next! Love you Bossy.

I was impressed he knew that mascara went on the eyes!
He must have horrible hand eye coordination