Friday, June 17, 2011

Yankee Kids

Baseball season is coming to an end... we are now playing in the closing tournament. The Yankee team did awesome in their first game... 22 to 5! It has been a really fun season with a cute group of kids. I LOVE watching my boys play baseball! And...Zaley makes a really cute Yankee girl too. ;)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Wow, life just gets more and more crazy. Between working full-time, scouts, tumbling, karate, homework, meetings, etc...sometimes I just wish I could have a "mom-duplication" machine. It's also time to start up with baseball again, which will add one more layer! I sometimes feel like bursting to tears or letting out a big scream when I feel like I am needed for something all day at work, then I come home to "Mom! Mom! Mom!" every 5 seconds. The other night as I got into bed Craig asked something and I just said "Can I PLEASE have 5 minutes to myself where I am NOT needed?!"...poor Craig got to have my frustration come out at him. (Sorry honey.) Reflecting on the last few stressful weeks I guess I need to shift my thinking and be THANKFUL that I am needed, wanted, and loved. I am so blessed and all in all, having my children and husband need me is a beautiful thing because they are my life. I pledge to chillax just a bit and enjoy the blessings that are all around me!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Trey's New Glasses

We went for our eye check-ups last week and discovered that Treysen's astigmatism had gotten worse, which was the cause of all of his constant headaches! Treysen got glasses yesterday and he was SO excited. He thinks it's super cool that his Nike glasses match his Nike shoes and Nike backpack. ;) He looks so handsome and grown up!

Monday, September 13, 2010

My "Baby" is 8.

Eight years ago today I went to the hospital telling the doctor my water was leaking and I was contracting. He told me I probably peed my pants, gave me a sleeping pill and sent me home! 4 hours later, Treysen was here and I was saying "still think I just peed my pants?!". My life changed forever that day when I became a mom. Suddenly all priorities were shifted and things that mattered before were nothing compared to the miracle that had just been placed in my hands. Hopefully I've been a good mom...I sure try! I am so blessed to have 3 beautiful kids. Happy Birthday imaginative, creative, intelligent, little cheese ball! Love you forever!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Am I really old enough to have a 1st and 2nd grader?

As I walked my kids to their classrooms on Tuesday morning for their first day of school I had to take a deep breath and try my hardest to be strong. It seems like they just entered our lives and here we are taking them to school, leaving them in the hands of someone else for the entire day. There is so much uncertainty and I get so nervous. My kids, on the other hand, are much stronger than I am. I ask if they're going to hug me and they say "yeah, in the car!". Since when did it become "un-cool" to hug their mom? On the first day of first grade Tai hangs up his backpack and runs down the hall saying "I'm going to the playground!". Trey hangs up his backpack and goes directly to his desk to start coloring a page left on their desks by the teacher. At the end of the day, Tai tells me "I met a really cool friend and had an awesome day". Trey tells me "I began the day with zero friends because I didn't know anyone, but I ended the day with 20 new friends, and 20 out of 22 isn't bad!"(There are 22 in his class.) I LOVE MY BOYS!!! I hope they have a great year!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

July-August 2010

The end of summer was full of fun! Lots of golfing, family BBQs, fireworks, motorcycle riding, boating, camping, fishing, family vacation and time with good friends!

The 4th of July was great with Craig's family. The 24th of July (aka Grandma Fern's Birthday) was great with my family! Fireworks are always fun.

We went boating with the Bird family, which was a lot of fun.

We went on a family vacation to Park City with Craig's family and had a good time! Lagoon, swimming, the Alpine Slide, Alpine Coaster and Olympic Park were all highlights.

We then went camping with the Bird, McKenna and Rios families. A great time with friends! The kids LOVED riding their bikes and fishing!

Can you believe summer is pretty much over? Not sure I'm ready for that...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

RINA Training

Today is the last day of the RINA training that I have been coordinating. It has been held at the Escala Lodge in Park City and it has been really nice! If you have not visited the Escala Lodge at The Canyons, you definitely should check it out! So excited to check this project off my list though! It has definitely taken a lot of planning and hard work...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 2010 Update

Well, things have been very busy! My boys have been taking swimming lessons two days a week and they just started pitching machine baseball two nights a week. The boys are so excited to have REAL New York Yankees jerseys, baseball pants and cletes! They are doing great! Zaley is our beautiful, crazy girl...FULL OF PERSONALITY! She certainly keeps us on our toes, but she also keeps plenty of laughter and smiles in our lives. Work is absolutely crazy...I am currently coordinating two charity golf tournaments, a training for our switching partners in Park City, and Annual Meeting is just around the corner...not to mention my everyday duties that are piling up pretty high! I guess it makes the day go fast. The kids are excited for summer. I'm excited for them...but not excited for the summer daycare costs when the boys aren't in school! Craig is keeping busy too, and as you see below, he just bought the boys their first dirt bike so they are all on cloud 9. I love, love, love my family and I am so blessed. ;)

May 2010 - My Kids Are Getting SO Big!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Zaley Turns 2!

Zaley turned 2 on February 28th. It seems like yesterday that we had our new baby girl. She is growing up so fast and has so much personality! She loves shoes, the color pink, chocolate, and Dora the Explorer. She is talking like crazy and loves to run and play. She is absolutely precious! Happy Birthday Princess!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

School Days

I attended Parent Teacher Conference this week. Both of my boys are doing so great and I could not be more proud. They are tremendous readers and their intellectual growth amazes me every day. I have to say that some of their ability may just come naturally, but it is due in a large part to outstanding teachers. We are so blessed to have had Shirlene Law as their preschool teacher at USU; she gave them a great head start and I will be forever grateful. Treysen had Crystal Riser last year, and Taidyn has her this year. She is one of the most amazing individuals I know. I can see how much she loves teaching and watching her classroom succeed, but even more than that I can see how much she loves every child she teaches. If all teachers had 25% the compassion, love and desire that she does, our schools would be a better place. A big THANK YOU to all of those teachers out there that truly care...what a difference they can make in this world.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Craig and I spent 4 days in Chicago this month. We loved seeing Wrigley Field, Trump Towers, Millenium Park, Navy Pier... My cousin Ben and Allison came down the last night and we loved walking downtown, having dinner and chatting. We had a good time!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My Trip With The Boys

I took the boys to the Corn Maize at Thanksgiving Point, the dinosaur museum, and the circus last weekend. We had a great time! Here are a couple of pictures when we stopped along the way to pick leaves!