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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Goodbye Grandma Brown

Jeremy's Grandma Brown passed away on June 11th. She had gradually been getting sicker and her body just finally decided that it was done. She was almost 84 years old. Although it has been sad to let her go, I know she is in a much better place and having some very wonderful reunions. We will miss you Ruth.

Last Day Of School

Andrew's last day of school was on Friday May 28th. Boy this year sure flew by. He has had the best teacher this year. She was so patient and loving to him. The leaps and bounds he has made since the first day of school are just truly amazing to me. He is such a good little reader and almost every time we are in the car driving anywhere he is constantly asking me math problems or what signs say. For example, "Mom what is 5+2, or what is 7-3, or what do the letters on that sign spell" You get the idea. Instead of just telling him the answers though, I ask him the same questions back and more often than not he figures it out. He is really good at "stretching words"(This is what his teacher calls it). This is when he sounds out each letter in a word individually and then puts them together to make the word. He can do it with both short and long words. It might seem as though I am bragging, and I guess I am, but it is because he has really amazed me at what he has learned and how quickly he has learned those things. I must say it is so much fun to see "the light go on" or watch him catch on to something he has been struggling at learning. On the last day of school Andrew got to meet his teacher for next year and when I picked him up that day he told me how nice she was and that when you work real hard in class, she gives you a gum ball. If you ask me, I don't know if he is more excited about going to 1st grade or the gumballs he will be earning. On the Monday following the last day of school he asked me "Mom do I start 1st grade today?" It was so cute to see him wanting to go back to school already. (I guess I had better enjoy those years because soon I will be dragging him to school, or he will be complaning that it is already time for the new school year to start, or that summer wasn't long enough.) I am really excited to see what next year will bring and also a little bit sad that the days of being able to go do fun things together during the school day after I pick him up, are ofically over. Good job buddy on such a fantastic Kindergarten year!! Keep up the good work.

Andrew's 6th Birthday

I can't hardly believe Andrew is 6. He turned 6 on May 18th. So for Andrew's birthday we had another BBQ with friends and family. Yes, I have since determined that it would have been a better idea to plan one combined BBQ for both their birthdays and just do it right in between the dates. That is a little lesson I learned that I will be put to good use for future years. Anyways, it was fun to have lots of friends and family there. We ate burgers, hot dogs, salads, and all sorts of other good things. As in past years Andrew said he wanted doughnuts instead of a cake so that was easy to do. I put a birthday candle on the doughnut he picked out and that was his cake. He got to have a race car pinata, which he picked out himself. It turned out to be a fun and great day. Happy Birthday Little man. Dad and Mom love you so much and are so proud of you and who you have become. Each day brings new and fun things I learn about you. Thanks for letting me be your mom.

Megan's 3rd Birthday

Megan turned three on April 24th and to celebrate we decided to have a BBQ with all of our family and some close friends. We grilled burgers and hot dogs and everyone pitched in by bringing all sorts of salads and side dishes. It was so nice not to have to do all the cooking myself. She said she wanted to have a princess makeup cake for her birthday and so needless to say that left me pretty stumped as to what she had in mind. We finally decided on a cake with white frosting and pink flowers that we got at our local grocery store. Then after much searching I found some candles at a party supply store that were in the shape of a high heel, a purse, a crown, and a couple of other make up type things. She couldn't have been happier and to her it was the perfect birthday cake. She also picked out a giant pink high heel pinata. It turned out to be a great day and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Happy Birthday Lolly. Daddy and Mommy love you very much and are so proud of the little girl you are growing up to be. It has been so fun to watch you grow and discover new things. Thanks for letting me be your mom.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My Front Yard in bloom!!!

Last Fall I planted 125 tulip bulbs and most of them bloomed this Spring. I love how good my front yard finally looks. Thanks Jeremy for all your hard work

Miss Megan...

If she lives to start preschool it will be a miricle. She has gotten so naughty lately. She can throw a temper tantrum like no other and she can talk back better than any kid I know. Andrew was never this bad, but I guess this is carma getting me back for being such a terd to my parents when I was little. I must say though that when she is not being naughty, she is so much fun the be around. The things that come out of her mouth sometimes make me laugh outloud. For example one day not too long ago I accidentally stepped on her foot and she said to me "MOMMY IT'S OK, ACCIDENTS HAPPEN" She can't say our cats name right so she calls him benjerben instead of benny. She is still as girly as ever and still thinks everything she owns needs to be pink. She really love nursery at church and can't get there fast enough most Sundays. I know some days I want to sell her, but I wouldn't trade her for anything and feel truly blessed to get to be her mom. Love You Lolly!!!

What am I gonna do with this kid?

Andrew has been doing really well in school this year, but has had some problems with paying attention in class. His teacher says he sometimes seems to be off in his own little world. (I have no idea where he gets that from) His saving grace this year is that his teacher is fantastic and has alot of patience. So with a reward system in place and frequent updates from his teacher things have steadily gotten better, that is till April hit. He kind of slipped back into his old ways and even a little worse. In facet one day at school some of the boys were making fun of him and telling him he wasn't very tough so he decided to prove he was tough and punched one of the little boys in his class in the face. I guess he showed them. Well his teacher talked to him, we talked to him and he lost recess for the rest of the week, but after that things have seemed to be slowly getting better again. Who knew my kid would end up being the bully. So the end of the school year is here and I really am so grateful to Andrew's teacher for helping him fulfill the potential she saw in him from day one. His graduation certificate said he was the best worker, but had the most fun doing it. The last day of school he got to meet his 1st grade teacher and he told me she is very nice. He can't wait to start 1st grade. Way to go Andrew!!!

Life goes on....

I first want to start of by appologizing if some of my posts are long and depressing. I just want to put down as much information as possible because I use this as my journal and wanted my kids to have as many details as they could. So since March we have been just working and going about some sense of a normal routine. Jeremy is up at his moms more helping her out with whatever she needs. I am really okay with that because that is what kids are there to do. He is the oldest and as he stated to me shortly after Frank's funeral, "I'm now the head of this family and it is my job to make sure my mom is taken care of" I admire him for wanting to make sure everyone is ok, but I do hope he knows it is okay to not to be the strong one all the time. Who knows maybe this is his way of grieving. I do know he needs to do this in his own way and in his own time. The kids are doing great and do say often they miss grandpa, but I remind them he is in heaven with Jesus and the angles and that seems to make them feel better. School gets out soon and we have a fun summer planned so that will be good.

Goodbye Grandpa Frank.

Well 2010 was going along so well till march hit, them all hell broke loose. On March 8th Jeremy's dad died very unexpectedly from a Pulmonary Embolism. I was at work and got a frantic call from Jeremy's sister at 10:45 p.m. She said Frank wasn't breathing and that the paramedics were working on him, but it didn't look good. She needed me to call Jeremy cause he didn't answer when she called. I proceeded to call Jeremy and tell him what I knew and that I would call my sister to see if she could come and stay with the kids so he could leave. I called my sister Allison and she went right over to my house so Jeremy could meet his mom at the hospital. The charge nurse on my floor told me to hurry and finish my charting and to leave. I quickly left the hospital I work at to meet Jeremy and his mom at the hospital where they had taken his dad. I was almost there when Jeremy called me and told me not to hurry so fast that Frank was already gone. I had to pull over because I couldn't believe what I was hearing. How could this be. He was doing great after his surgeries. You see in November Frank had his entire colon removed because his colitis had gotten so bad. Then in February he was doing so well, he had another surgery to reattach everything from his illeostomy. He was actually starting to feel better, but that night he started to feel short of breath and said he couldn't breath. then all of a sodden he collapsed. The EMS worked on him, but they were never able to get a heart beat back. They took him to Davis Hospital and there they pronounced him dead at 11:50 p.m. The E.R. doctor said it happened very fast and that even though it didn't seem like it at the time it was indeed a blessing. It meant the family didn't have to make some very difficult decisions. So at age 51 just 10 minutes shy of his 52nd birthday, he was gone. This has started a whole new life for us now and as you can imagine Jeremy has taken it pretty hard. He and his dad were very close. We buried him the following Monday March 15th. Jeremy and his friends did a full Harley Davidson escort to the cemetery and that was absolutely beautiful. It has been a long and very difficult almost 3 months. I still expect him to answer the phone when I call, or see him out working in the yard when I pull up to their house, or hear him pull up our drive way on his Harley, but I know that won't ever happen. We are just trying to find a new sense of normal now a days. We have our good days, our okay days, our bad days, and our very bad days. I know Heavenly Father needed him for a reason, but I am trying really hard to rely on my faith to help me understand what that reason is. I just have to believe that one day this will all make sense, but for now life must simply go on no matter how bad our hearts hurt. I do feel blessed to have wonderful friends and family who have been so overwhelmingly supportive during this difficult time. Thank you everyone. We love you!!! Goodbye Frank, We Miss You So Much.

Welcome 2010

The first few months of 2010 have been pretty uneventful and that is ok by me. It has snowed alot and been very cold. Megan is now obsessed with school and keeps asking when she gets to go. Thankfully at the end of January we registered her for preschool and she is so excited and can't wait. She will be going to the same preschool that Andrew went to and constantly talks about how fun Mrs. Jamie's class will be. I am excited to watch her get excited about learning.

Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's 2009

For thanksgiving we decided to go to St. George. we went with my parents, my sister Allison and her family, and some of my moms cousin came from Las Vegas. We had so much fun. Jeremy and I spent on whole day taking the kids to Zion's National Park. I was fun to see the kids reaction the the wonders that nature creates. It was a nice relaxing weekend filled with food, family, bowling for Abbys birthday, after Thanksgiving day shopping, and just havin fun. For Christmas we played it pretty low key this year. We stayed at home and alot of people came to see us. Andrew got the Bumblebee blaster and helmet from Santa he wanted so badly and Megan got a new chair for her to sit in while she watches t.v. and a new baby doll. We all got our favorite present from Jeremy's parents. It was season passes to Lagoon. I had to work Christmas night so Jeremy just hung out with the kids at home. I also had to work New Year's Eve so once again Jeremy was Mr. Mom and stayed home with the kids and celebrated with them. By celebrating I mean he put the kids to bed at 10:oo p.m. and stayed up long enough after midnight to text me "Happy New Year. Love you!" and then went to bed himself. So as you can clearly see the holidays were pretty low key and uneventful, but that is just the way I like them.

2009 recap

So I pretty much sucked in 2009 in keeping my blog up, but I must say I am really going to try harder from now on. Even though 2010 is part over I will fill you in on what has been going on and start fresh from today. Well 2009 is over and I can honestly say that is was a great year. Lots of ups and downs, but hey isn't that what life is made of. We are all still healthy, Jeremy and I both have great jobs, we have a nice home to live in, cars that are paid for, kids that love us unconditionally, and lots of family and friends that love us and cherish us. Hey, what more could I ask for. I truly am very blessed.

Andrew's 2009

Andrew didn't have a lot of firsts in 2009, but still had a lot of new stuff happen. In the beginning of May he got to go to Kindergarten round-up at the elementary school and meet his teacher. I think that was one of his best days then in late May he graduated from preschool and was sooooo excited to start kindergarten that I think I must have heard at least 100 times that summer " Mom is tomorrow the first day of Kindergarten. We had a fun filled summer of movie Tuesdays, Play time at the parks, fishing with dad, camping out in the backyard, fun time with cousins and so much more. At the end of August he finally got to start kindergarten and he loves every minute of it. There have been very few days I have had to drag him out of bed to get to school on time. Another new thing that happened in 2009 is he lost his first two teeth. That was an interesting experience to say the least. The only way he would let Jeremy pull them was by tying dental floss to his tooth and to the door knob and then letting him slam the door. I say that was the hard way, but what do I know I'm just the mom. I just can't believe what a little man he is turning into. Some days I get a little sad at how fast time is moving by, but I know that we have so many more great memories ahead of us.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Megan's Firsts In 2009!!!

I took her to a little salon by our house and had her first haircut done. I just had them trim it. Her first toast & chocolate milk.

Got her ears pierced.
Her first attempt at dressing herself. First baking with mom. First manicure courtesy of Aunt Jenn. She also when potty in her big girl potty for the first time. but I didn't want to post a picture of that. As you can she she gone through a lot of firsts this last year & is turning from a baby to a little (sorry I mean Big) girl.

Our New Front Yard

Here is the new grass and the new flower bed. Isn't my husband such a hard worker!!! Thanks babe you rock!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Quick Update

Well in 2009 I pretty much sucked at keeping up with my blog. So here is a quick update. Andrew is now in kindergarten and loving his school, his teacher and his class. I can't believe he will be 6 years old in just over 4 months. He is becoming such a little man. Megan is almost 3 and is as sassy and bossy as ever. We have recently redone her room so it looks like a little girls room and not a baby room. I have to say that I am pretty proud of myself at how well it turned out. Jeremy is still at the same job and for the most part enjoying it. If you have ever worked retail then you know how you have those days when you think every weirdo or brain dead person came in and talked to you that day. He comes home with some very interesting stories sometimes. I still work at the hospital and cannot believe it has been almost a year since I started there. I love the people who I work with and really enjoy going to work. The only difficult thing about my job is the hours. I work 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. so needless to say I am tired most of the time, but day care is so dang expensive that right now this is what I have to do. Life has been treating us well this year. We finally got our front yard finished and I finally got to plant flowers. I probably went a little overboard ( is 125 too many) with the tulip bulbs, but I'm of the thinking you can never have too many tulips. Tracy would be proud. I can't believe it is already 2010. Time sure does fly whether you are having fun or not. We have truly been blessed this year and hope that 2010 brings more memories, joys and blessings. I am going to try to be better at keeping this thing updated. Hope all who reads this are healthy and happy and that your 2010 will be wonderful.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Life's Not Fair!!!

So I'm sitting at work and decided to do a quick update. Yes it is 3:45am and I am at work. At this point will do anything to keep myself awake. Life is going good lately. Andrew will be 5 in a couple of days and I can hardly believe it. I have learned first hand lately that god created ears not for use, but for decorations. I swear that sometime around the age of 2 they turn their ears off for good. Another lesson I have learned lately is that life really is now fair. Between a few experiences at work and learning recently that a dear friend of mine has stomach cancer and it does not look good, this fact has been made crystal clear to me. I have really been struggling with the fact that our Heavenly Fathers plan doesn't always work the way we think it should, but I do know deep down in my heart that this is the way he wants it to be and we need to have faith in him that it will all work out for the best. Boy, I tell you what, this faith thing can sure be hard at times. I do know for sure though that I am just so grateful to know that my Heavenly Father has made is possible for me to be with these family members and friends once again. I guess at this point all I can do is pray for my friend and hope she and her family are comforted by the love and support from all the people they have around them.

Friday, May 1, 2009

What has been up with us lately?

Well I just wanted to post a quick note to let you all know what is going on in our lives right now. I started my new job about 6 weeks ago and I am loving it. I work as a C.N.A. at McKay-Dee Hospital from 5pm-5am 3 days a week. My co-workers are wonderful and have taken me under their wing to help me feel like I belong and that I am doing a good job. It is nice to finally work with nurses who will help me out and not feel like they are a nurse so they shouldn't have to do C.N.A. work. The rest of my time is spent being a busy mom. Jeremy is also doing great. He still works at the Automotive service center and is so grateful he has a boss who appreciates him and all the hard work he does. His Harley motorcycle is finally fixed and so needless to say we don't see much of him after work these days. I don't mind much though because this has been a long time coming and I am excited he has his "baby" back in working condition. He is also becoming quite the Mr. Mom these days. With me having to be at work by 5pm he makes dinner at least three nights a week, baths the kids, and gets them to bed. I am so lucky to have a husband who takes his fatherly responsibilities so serious and is such a great dad. Thanks a ton honey!!! Andrew is growing like a weed and is loving school. A couple of weeks ago we went to the elementary school for Kindergarten Orientation. He got to meet the teachers, see the classrooms, & meet some of the kids he will be going to school with. I can hardly believe that my little boy will be 5 in a few weeks & starting Kindergarten this coming fall. Yesterday we went to see his doctor to get all of his pre-Kindergarten stuff done. He was so brave and didn't even cry when he had to get 4 shots. According to his doctor he is 99% for height & 90% for weight. The doctor estimates he will be around 6'5" when he is older. He is definitely all boy these days. He spends most of his free time playing outside, riding his skateboard or bike, playing with his cars, or wrestling with anyone who is remotely interested. More often than not that person is his little sister and she only finds this amusing for about 30 seconds and then proceeds to boss him around, but he is a great big brother and he loves his sister to pieces. Megan is our little princess and for some odd reason I can't figure out where she got her bossiness from. Ha Ha Ha!!! She is all about anything that is pink and frilly. Her favorite thing to wear lately is her princess dress, pink sun glasses, tiara, her purse with her keys and phone in it, & pushing her baby around in a Disney Princess stroller. I must say she does look adorable with it all on. I think she thinks she is a little mommy in training. It has been nice to have some one on one time with her while Andrew is at school on Tuesday & Thursday mornings. It is fun to see her come into her personality and discover so many things about the world around her. She seems to change daily and it kind of make me sad to think it is all happening so fast. She also saw the doctor yesterday and she is getting so big so fast. She is 90% for height & 70% for weight. The doctor estimated she will probably be around 5'11" when she is older. Hopefully she got her dads tall skinny jeans. She just turned 2 and I can't hardly believe it. Where did my baby go? So as you can see all is going well. Busy, but well. We are all healthy and happy and after all isn't that is what is most important? I am going to try to be better about posting regularly so lets all keep our fingers crossed that I can accomplish this.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Day Madness

Well everyone is finally feeling better and now I can relax and finally breath after Valentine's Day madness at the flower shop. So I still haven't been working much at my CNA job, so thankfully the flower shop I used to work for needed my help for Valentine's Day. I was nice to work for a change and my kids were so good to go with the flow and behave for whoever was taking care of them. So now that we are back to normal life I hope I will be able to get some hours back from my CNA job and not have to stress about finances so much. I know that no matter how little or how much money we have that we are truly blessed and that we have everything we really need in life and that is all that matters. I hope you all had a great Valentin's & Presidents Days.

Monday, February 2, 2009

My Week of Sickness

So I am trying to get in the habit of blogging at least once a week. This week has literally been a week of sickness. It started out with last Sunday. I was getting the kids ready for church and Megan would not eat her breakfast and all she did was sit in her highchair and cry uncontrollably. I asked her what was wrong and she said "ouchy" So I said what hurts and she shoved her fingers in her ears and said " ouchy" again and also her eyes were really red. Poor thing. So I took Andrew to church and Jeremy took Megan to the doctors and sure enough she had a double ear infection and some kind of an eye infection. Has anyone tried to put eye drops in the eyes of a 20 month old. Might I say not easy at all. By Tuesday she was feeling better, but now I was sick with the crappy cold stuff that is going around. I must say it was nice that I only worked Friday this week. So by Friday night I was starting to feel better, but by Saturday night Jeremy was saying he was not feeling well and by last night he felt like complete crap. Hopefully Andrew won't get this, but I won't hold my breath. So as you can see it has really been a week of sickness at our house. Despite not feeling 100% we did go to a friends house on Saturday night to watch the UFC fights. Yes, I like to watch UFC. Then last night we went to my sister Allison's house to watch the Superbowl. I just hope this next week is better.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Rest Of Our Crazy Year

So here is the other half my my update post so bear with me while I catch you up. To start out I got a church calling, I teach CTR 6 & CTR 7 combined, but I only have 7 kids so it is not too bad and I am loving it. I decided it was time to start going to church on a regular basis. Andrew gave me the final push I needed when he ask if we could go to church with McCall one Sunday & he liked it so much that he asked to go back the next week so we started going to our ward every week. Halloween was a ton of fun this year As family we went with Andrew's Class on his field trip to pick pumpkins. Megan had learned to say "treat" so she knew when she said treat she got a treat, so needless to say she walked around for weeks before and weeks after saying "treat" November was a huge deal at our house because after over a year Jeremy's bike was finally finished being rebuilt from the frame up. Needless to say that was most of his early Christmas present. Way to go Hon I knew you could do it!!!! Thanksgiving was nice and fairly quiet. Just family dinner at Jeremy's parents. My parents figured since most of us were not going to be around for Thanksgiving for one reason or another that they would go to St. George for the long weekend, so Not a lot of running around. December was one crazy month. With me working graveyard shifts(10pm-6am), trying to get Christmas decorations up, Christmas parties, Christmas programs, and Just every day life I was more ready for some relaxing time by the time Christmas rolled around. Santa brought the kids some fun stuff and they have really enjoyed playing with everything. Andrew got a train table, light sabers, a skate board, clothes and a few other little things. Megan got a shopping cart, baby Marissa, kitchen with all the fun dishes and food, A cabinet I restored from my Grandpa & Grandma garage, clothes, & a few smaller things. I think Jeremy's favorite part of the day was the breakfast. I made Biscuits, Sausage gravy & eggs. So all in all it was a fun & relaxing Christmas. New Year's was fairly quiet & un-eventful. So far January has also been un-eventful with the exception of my hours at work getting cut to pretty much nothing, but I am hoping & praying I will have all my hours back for the February schedule. I hope & pray that you all had a great 2008 and that 2009 will be just as good if not better. The slide show in the right column has pictures of our summer, Halloween, Jeremy's bike & the holidays so enjoy!!!! (you probably need to mute the music player to hear the slide show songs)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Some Of Our Crazy Year

Well I know it has been such a long time since I last posted so I thought I would do one big post that will bring everything up to speed. Also I thought since I really don't do a family Christmas letter that people could read my blog and know how our family is doing. So I will apologize if the next couple posts are long. Well our summer was fun filled with lots of trips to Lagoon (Thank you Grandpa & Grandma Brown for the season passes for our birthdays. We loved them), a few trips to Cherry Hill with cousins & aunts, weekly movies at Newgate Mall for the summer movie club, a trip to St. George to see Papa & Nana's new condo they bought, Swimming in our back yard with friends & in Grandma Brown's pool, lots of fishing(Megan really loved the worms), and lots of cooking s'mores over the fire pit in the back yard. (Just to name a few things we did this summer) You can see a bunch of pictures that show it all. We got home from our St. George trip the night before Andrew started another year of pre-school at Kidz Learning Garden pre-school. His teacher this year is Miss Jamie and he loves her and gets excited for Tuesdays & Thursdays to come so he can go to school. I must say that it has been nice to have him gone for 3 hours for 2 days a week. It has given me some much needed fun alone time with Megan. I can't believe how big she is getting it seems like only yesterday she was born. She is talking nonstop and is doing real well in pronouncing alot of her words, although she seems to like to start many word with the letter S. ( like shone for phone & shoon for spoon well you get the idea) I Started a new job in September at a care center by my house as a CNA. I still work at the flower shop when they need help for big events or holidays. The new job is not all I was expecting, but it is nice to be working back in the medical field again. My goal is to hopefully get nursing school done so I can work full time and carry our benefits(the price of premiums through Jeremy's work is killing us). Jeremy is still working at the tire center and he couldn't ask for a better boss. BJ is so honest, kind & generous that Jeremy can really see himself working for him for a very long time to come. Well that's all for now I will post about the holidays later.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

She loves to eat!!!

Unlike my sister Allison I have no problem getting my child to eat. These were before and after pictures of lunch one day!!! Isn't she so cute!! Anyway, my niece Abby really does not like to eat. It is not that she is picky, it is just she figures she has better things to do with her time. My sister has made several comments that she wishes Abby ate as good as Megan did. I guess I am just lucky because I have never really had to fight with my kids to get them to eat. (I have no idea where they get their love for food:) I just have to say to all moms out there with picky or non eaters "Bless you for being so patient with them"

Andrew's first day of school.

Well another school year is here and Andrew has been asking for weeks when school was starting. He is going back to the Kidz Learning Garden Preschool in Roy and can't hardly wait. He had such a wonderful teacher (Mrs. Brooke) last year that we decide that since he would be doing 2 years of preschool that we would keep him at the same school for this year. They have such a great program and are so good with the kids that I was more than happy to let him go back. His teacher this year is Ms. Jamie and she is so wonderful. I can't hardly wait to see what the coming months will bring. My boy is turning into a little man:(

Our Garden is out of control!!

Well we got brave and Jeremy built 3 big garden boxes in our backyard this spring. Each on is about 15 ft X 6 ft. We planted tomatoes in 1, cucumbers & peppers in 1, squash and pumpkins in 1. Well as you can see we have had veggies coming out of our ears. This picture is what I picked the other day in one 30 minute picking. Yikes!!! Well it has been a great learning experience and now I know what to do differently next year.

Finally a haircut!!!

Well I finally convinced Andrew that he desperately needed a haircut, so I set him up a seat on the back porch and took care of it. He didn't do much fussing and was very good to sit pretty still. His reward for being so good was I let him put his temporary tattoo on his arm. He had got it a few days earlier at the store and had been bugging me to put it on him, so I gave in and let him put it where he wanted it. So he picked the inside of his forearm. Nice I know!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Mom

Now I want to also thank my mom for all that she does for my family. She takes my kids at least one Saturday a month so I can work. She is always making sure we have enough groceries and that we are doing okay. Mom I love you so much and want you to know I appreciate all that you & Dad do for us. Thanks!!!

My Dad

Well I also figured I would take some time to talk about my Dad. I didn't have my blog for fathers day so I missed out. It seems that ever since he beat cancer that he has a whole new outlook on life. (who wouldn't) He and my mom bought a condo in St.George and he bought the Harley he has always wanted. I am so happy that he is still around and will be around for tons of years to come. I love you dad. Enjoy the new outlook on life.

Our Busy life

Well it has been a busy week in our lives. We found out that my older sister Charlotte is having twins. I am so excited for their family to be getting not only one new blessing, but two new blessings. It was also nice that yesterday we got to spend some fun time at the park in Riverton with my cousin Becky, her family, my cousin Debbie & her family. Becky came in from Nebraska for a wedding so we used it as an opportunity to get together and see each other since we don't get to see each other all that often. All the kids played and wore themselves out, but that didn't mean they slept on the way home. The ride home was time for Andrew & McCall to fight over who was the red power ranger. I just love kids imaginations. Well sorry about getting away from my story. It was so nice to just be able to sit and visit and catch up on each others lives and going ons. We took a picnic lunch and lots of junk munchies to eat so I had a major sugar headache by the time I got home. Needless to say by bed time both my kids were asleep in no time. I should run them ragged more often!!! LOL!! Then there is my crazy busy work schedule lately and my poor kids have been passed around from place to place for weeks. Thankfully this should be the last week of #@$% for awhile at my job. Then the chaos of school begins, but that is another post all together. Well sorry for the ramblings, but I had to get this all down while it was fresh in my mind because anyone who knows me well knows that things don't stay in my brain for long. Blame it on age, kids or just me who knows. Everyone keep in touch.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

My Other Crazy Job

Well I have been selling Simply Fun Games for almost 6 months now and I never thought I would be involved in the direct selling business, but when I saw the product and played the games I fell in love with the product and the company. They want families to reconnect through play and I love the fact that there are companies out there that still believe in families. So as you can see between kids, flowers, running a home and game parties I am pretty well booked 27/7.

My Crazy Job

I decided to work on this today because I needed to decompress from such a busy week. I work at The Window Box Flower Shop and this week we had 8 or 9 weddings. I lost count after 4. So needless to say I am totally exhausted today. The next few week will be so busy with the final rush of people trying to get married before college starts. I do love my job even though it can get really hectic some times. My floral designing skills have improved and I am learning a lot from the most talented florist ever. Tracy Barlow is the most patient and kind boss I think I have ever worked for or will ever work for. Thanks Tracy. Here is a few pictures of some of my work. I don't want to brag, but I think I am pretty good. LOL

Daddy's kids

Well I have to say that Jeremy is the best dad ever, The kids just light up when they hear that garage door open at the end of the day. I must say I am also excited to hear the garage door open. Andrew has become Daddy's little helper & Megan has Daddy wrapped around her little finger. I am so appreciative to have such a hands on husband & father. Thanks for everything honey!!!

Well my sisters have been bugging me for months to creat a family blog so they can keep up with what is going on with us. So here it is and now they can stop bugging me. My email is katherinebrow@hotmail.com so contact me if you want to connect with me or link to my blog.