Friday, April 30, 2010

Lightning Fever

I LOVE LIGHTNING!! When I was younger we had large windows in the family room. When there was thunderstorms we would open all the binds, turn off the lights, and sit and watch the lightning.

Well the Midwest has some crazy lightning storms. Today at noon it started to get real dark outside and you could see these dark clouds rolling in... I hurried and opened all the binds and and waited for the show to start.

I know it sounds crazy but I LOVE watching thunderstorms.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Where Has Time Gone??

Do you ever stop and look at a calendar and think "WHAT it's already Wednesday??" or "I can't believe April is almost over??"

Where has time gone

Sometimes it think I'm not old enough to worry about car insurance premiums... health insurance deductibles... Honey whats for dinner? Did you iron my shirt? Lisa I need a check to pay for this. Lisa, I need this... EVERYTHING NEEDS TO STOP!!

Emi is now 9 months old! I can't believe I have been babysitting her for 7 months. I have see her reach for things, roll over, crawl, pull herself up onto things, climb stairs, feed herself, and more... what happened to the little baby that used to sleep all day??

My nephew turns 4 today... HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRENDAN!! but seriously how, it seems like yesterday that he was a little one, learning to walk and talk. Now he is a big boy and can do almost everything by himself. Can play the WII by himself, goes to the bathroom by himself, buckles his own seat belt!

Sometimes we focus so much on the future
(1 year until we move, 4 years until Ryan graduates, 8 years then we will be completely finished! ) we forget to enjoy the present...

Monday, April 19, 2010


Just wanted everyone to know we survived the week of watching 3 kids!!! Yes we learned a lot and had a lot of fun, but we are definitely hoping to never have triplets... we'll slowly work our way to three kids :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Will Work for Food

Usually I watch just Emi during the day but this week her parents went on vacation to Mexico and asked us to watch all their kids. Ryan and I talked about it, discussed future expenses (moving, vacations etc.) and said YES. We are staying at their house and are watching Taylor (5) Bella (2) and Emi (8 months). I have to admit it isn't that bad. Luckily Emi takes really good naps in which I nap as well! Ryan and I were pretty impressed with ourselves that we were able to get all three and us dressed and ready for church... Of course we were late, but on time at the same time. Our church starts at 9 and we didn't want to go to sacrament meeting (didn't know how they would act) but we were on time for the last 2 hours!! And I have to admit they looked pretty darn cute :)

Taylor and Bella go to daycare/preschool during the day, which is really nice cause it allows Emi and I to stay on our normal schedule. I am not a morning person, but I am surprised at how well I am functioning at 6am! I can get all the girls dressed, fed, hair done, teeth brushed at to school by 8am!!!! but by 2 o'clock (when Emi naps) I CRASH! I take an hour to two hour nap depending on how long Emi sleeps. Then its full force again... pick up girls, make dinner, let them run and burn as much energy, bath time, and then bedtime at 7:30!

So to all those moms of 3 or more... WAY TO GO!! I now feel your pain and exhaustion :) Its been a great experience and even fun.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Don't Wanna Brag...

First off, I don't want to put anyone down. I just wanna tell the world how proud I am of him and all that he is doing for our little family!

Now that that is out of the way... Ryan has been working really really hard at school to try to do his best, to get into the best rotation, into the best residency and so forth. He cruised through his finals a couple of weeks back. Ryan decided to apply for some scholarship and had to get his class ranking. Drum roll please...... he is number 40!!! out of 170 students. Yep do the math, that is in the top 20% of his class!!! OH YEAH BABY

On top of that, Ryan is the new Orthopedic Club President, member of the Internal Medicine Club, running for Student Government Treasure, and on Saturday was inducted into Sigma Sigma Phi!! No its no a wild and crazy fraternity it's the Honor Society.

He had to apply and was interviewed for it. They have to keep a B average and do community service projects. Lets just say he'll be busy.

This quarter they started new classes that previous years didn't start until the fall of this year... Ryan was really nervous for the first test. He found out the class average was a 78-75 (can't quite remember) which made him more nervous, but Ryan rocked it and got a 90%!! It always surprises me how well he does because I feel like he never studies!

First, I want to thank Scott and Dona for raising such a determined and hard working son, not to mention cute!! And Ryan I love you so much and am so proud of all the work you are doing. Keep up the great work!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Today is my brother Ryan's birthday... It's because of him that I am where I am! He insisted that Ryan and I go out on a date. It was because of him that I went to Island Park and Bear Lake and got to know Ryan more... (sorry don't like to kiss and tell!) Ryan I LOVE you so much!


Thanks for all you have done for me!!


Sunday, April 4, 2010


HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!! Hope your morning has been filled with sweets and more sweets!! I couldn't talk Ryan into doing Easter baskets this year, but I finally (after a lot of begging) talked him into doing presents...

I was really excited about what I was going to get him, especially since it is so nice outside. I went to Walmart (only store in town) to get him a......


Since I am not good as keeping a surprise, and Easter is on Sunday, I had to give it to him on Saturday! In between the morning and afternoon sessions we went outside and played a few rounds. Its pretty funny cause we have each grew up playing different rules but we pretty much make up new ones as we go :)

Also for Easter, Ryan got us pink frosted sugar cookies. Might not sound like a big thing but I LOVE LOVE LOVE these cookies!

Well I hope everyone had a great Easter!! I hope it wasn't all about the candy and gifts, and that you remember why we celebrate Easter.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Snaps for Missouri

Ok so I know I dis on Missouri a lot but today I am going to tell you why I LOVE Missouri...

Today was 80 degrees!!! Emi and I went on a walk and then I though "Why go back inside??" So I grabbed a blanket and we laid on the grass and played and ate snacks! It was beautiful outside. There was a slight breeze and it felt so good outside.

And the best part is that it was snowing in Utah!!! Yes Utah go snow and I was wearing shorts in Missouri!

Ok so there is my one positive about Missouri... Maybe soon I will find another one :)