Tuesday, November 12, 2013


This post is long overdue, but life has been a little crazy lately.
We moved in June to a 3 bedroom apartment. We are still in orem, not too far from our old ward and friends, but far enough to start over.
Our new ward is good, really small and very different. I am in nursery still (my request) and am loving it! Rickey is still skating under the radar with no calling, hoping for something in scouts.
Being in a new ward was rough, but I quickly made new friends and now have someone I call my "bestie." her name is Katie and she is great! She and I have been inseperable and I am loving having someone to talk to and hang out with on the nights when Rickey is at school.
Along with the move, other changes happened too. The little one (wyatt) that I used to watch is now going to daycare so we decided it was time for me to go back to school and get my degree in Early Childhood Ed., this has been a difficult transition because I am not one that really enjoys school, well at least the homework part. I am actually doing well and have 3 A's! Rickey is going to school too and will hopefully be graduating in April (YAY!).
With school comes new friends, I have made some new friends and am grateful to have them around for the tough times.  Also, in June, my brother Jesse got married... Congrats to him and Kirsten, they seem really happy and I am happy to have a new sister in law.  Three days later, Daniel's wife had a baby girl (Shayla) and she is the cutest little thing ever!
We have recently gotten involved with DoTerra and are now consultants for them, it's been a rough start, but these oils have helped me so much and I really believe in them and so I am sharing all I can to get others interested too.
We still see the kiddos from time to time and our favorite weekends are when they come to stay!
Anyway, now that it's November, I've decided that maybe it's time to start writing what I am thankful for because there is so much and I think that we all take the little things for granted sometimes.
I am grateful for the chance to expand my knowledge and learn new things as well as make new friends.
I am so grateful for my husband and all that he does to support me, without him I think I would've given up a long time ago.
Grateful for the blessings of the temple. I have spent a lot of my time there lately and am so thankful for the peace, joy and blessings it brings to my life.
Thankful for our Savior who shows me everyday how much he loves me and is mindful of me and all that I am going through, I don't know where I'd be without the knowledge that he lives and loves us!
Here are some recent pics I took of the kiddos right before school started. I'd post some of us, but we don't have anything current yet. Rickey took all the pics for Jesse's wedding, I think they turned out pretty good.

Monday, September 10, 2012


  Aren't they cute? These were my kiddos for the summer. I now only have the smallest one and he is such a handful, but soo cute!! We had a fun summer, between mini golf and 7 peaks, it went by way too fast! Rickey's health is doing a little bit better and we are so grateful for it. We have been spending a lot of time with our best friends, Grant and Laura, they are such great friends and so supportive of us and all that we do and we couldn't ask for better friends.
School just started which means I lost my two girls and now just have the little guy. Rickey is busy at school taking a lot of classes, but so far liking it. Only 4 semesters left til his Bachelors degree!!!
Rickey took the first three of these pictures, he is trying to get his photography business up and going and so for now, taking pictures of the kids has been a fun thing. Other than that, life is just busy and fun. I will try to update more often.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Weekend Vacation

Tired Cheeto girl, isn't she cute?!?
Sister hitting the Pinata
Hitting the Pinata
His toys, aka, Obi One and Vader
Landon (the birthday boy) and his cake
Jami and I
Rach and I in front of the Vegas Temple
In front of the Bellagio as the fountains were going off for Veteran's Day

We Loved the M&M store

We've been planning a vacation for so long, but with health issues, it was always getting postponed, so for Veterans Day weekend, we decided we were gonna go visit Dan and Rachael in Nevada and Brian and Jami in Mesa for Landon's 6th birthday. What a fun vacation, but what a very LONG drive! I am flying next time! Thanks Dan and Rach and Jami and Brian for your hospitality and a fun weekend!
Here are some pictures from our fun weekend.

Monday, May 9, 2011

New friends

Being in a new ward we've been able to meet some new people and finally really get to know our neighbors. It has been so nice to really know who our neighbors are and get to know them. In the course of getting to know our neighbors, we have made some great friends. It is so nice to know who my neighbors are and to have people always watching out for us, I am feeling truly blessed!

New ward and healing

We stared the family ward in November, and I am so grateful we did. I really love our ward and we have finally been able to really get to know our neighbors and it's been so great! Rickey is still on the road to recovery, it's a long process and with as long as he was sick, it will be nice when it's finally over and he is feeling better!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

set backs, healing process and a new job

I am such a slacker, life has been a little crazy around here. Rickey got home from surgery and was doing really well, but then he had a little set back and ended up being transported by ambulance back up to the U, where he spent another week. The healing process is taking longer than we were hoping, but he is finally getting better one day at a time, with a little time and some effort, he will be back to his old self in no time.
Rickey had a job interview the other day and got the job. Yay!!

Friday, January 21, 2011


Rickey had his surgery yesterday at the U. The dr had come in before the surgery and explained what he was going to do and showed us pictures of what he was planning to do. The surgery went well, it was close to 3 hours. Rickey is sore today and has had little sleep, but in the long run, we are grateful to have had this surgery so he can finally start to feel better. YAY!