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Monday, August 16, 2010

Ashton is 5!!!!!


Hard to believe that 5 years ago Ashton looked like this:

And now he's grown into this:


He is such a sweet boy. He always tells me he loves me, and likes to give me hugs. He enjoys legos, baseball and anything star wars or indiana jones. I love my boy! Happy Birthday, Ashton!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

IHH hits the waves


Not the wet kind of waves, but the invisible ones. Thursday morning Christina, Sarah Benson (Miss Springeville/Mapelton) and I were able to participate in a 25 minute radio show called "Utah Families", hosted by Rebecca Cressman. It was a great experience. I really had no idea what to expect. It was quite fun, and I would do it again in a heart beat! We were able to talk about Intermountain Healing Heart, the services provided, Sarah shared her story about being diagnosed with a CHD at age 17 and of course we invited the community to attend the Walk for Healing Hearts in September.


The show will be aired on Monday, August 23rd at 11pm on FM 100.3. Rebecca has also used IHH as her on air Mid Day mention - so when you hear about Intermountain Healing Hearts on your radio, don't be surprised.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

10 Years!!!





Wow, am I really this old? I know I must be to have 5 kids and all, but sheesh...10 years of marriage. Quite the milestone I do believe. Yippie for us! We haven't really been able to celebrate this year *boo*. We are hoping to plan a get a way vacation for the two of us for next year sometime. Babies kinda need their mommies (and daddies). In 10 years Darin and I have not ever had a night alone, away from our kids. For many people this is so strange because they do it all the time. It will be strange next year, for sure. I am looking forward to the quality time with my spouse. Sometimes life just bombards you and it is easy to lose site of the romance, especially when you are changing diapers and dealing with little people's needs all the time. I wouldn't change it though, we love our family and our wonderful children.
I am glad that Darin was able to take me to the temple and be sealed to me. Can you imagine what our lives would be like - especially considering Elaine - without it? I cannot. I know I will see her again one day. It's still hard, everyday, but it gives me hope.

Here are some fun pictures of our wedding. It was so flippin' early in the morning!! We had to be tot he Temple by 6am, which meant leaving SR by like 5am. CRAZY!


Happy Anniversary to my favorite guy! I love you!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Attention Dog Owners


Do we own a dog? Not the last time I checked. Then tell me why do I have a fresh pile of poo on my lawn about every stinkin' day? Yesterday there were two. I get that they are animals and pretty much go where they please. If I had a dog, I'd try my darnedest to keep the crap to myself. Please don't let your animal roam free. We live in a neighborhood, not the outback. I don't enjoy the stuff that gets squished all over my shoe and spread through the house. It's stinks and is gross. I don't throw my kids' diapers' on your lawn (maybe I should find the culprits and implement this practice) so don't let your beast treat my nice green lawn like a toilet. It stains. Thank you!