Thursday, September 13, 2012

Labor day trip

Since we had a 3 day weekend and it just happened to be Henry's bday weekend we took off and went to San Diego...We had so much fun and the weather was awesome.. Here are our beach pictures.. I will blog about Seaworld in a little bit (of course Bob saw a medic while we were there... I will fill you all in later)
Finally at the beach!!
Ready to ride
playing in the same
Baby doesn't like the cold water!!!

Running from the waves


Friday, July 6, 2012

Henry's swimming

As you all know when are kids are around 18 month we put them in ISR swimming. They learn to swim, float, swim. Its survival swimming and through it they because awesome swimmers. Well Henry did it this year and he did so good! He loved it. Here are some pictures of my water baby

 Here he is floating
 They have to do one day in summer clothes and another in winter clothes.

Hello everyone!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kinder Grad

Kenzie is a kinder Grad!! She had such a fun year learning and making lots of friends. We love her teacher Mrs. Warren! She is a wonderful teacher and we will miss her next year. I am so proud of Kenzie
 Kenzie and Mrs. Warren
 She did it!!!
 Will and I with our baby girl!
 Mrs. Warren and Kenzie (with Allana and Mia)
 The class

Jordan's baptisim

On April 7 2012 our little man got baptized. He was so excited! I have never seen a kid so excited about all things church. I love it!! It was an awesome day!! I am so proud of Jordy boy.


Monday, April 2, 2012

10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.

Kind of hard to think of any but I guess it would be our honeymoon... We went out to eat and I had a canolli after. We then went to tour a pirate ship and when we were down 3 floors I got super sick (food posion). There was no bathroom so we had to run up the stairs and get back to the hotel. As you can picture I spent lots of time in the bathroom and Will kept trying to check on me. And a fun way to spend your 1st night of your honeymoon!!!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.

1. My Tata- He was an amazing man. Before he passed away I spend hours at his house telling him about my plans for my life. He would also sit and listen and if he didn't agree he wouldn't let me know. He always married my grandma when she had 3 young kids and took them in as his own. He is missed

2. Stacey- My best friend. She has been through a lot and still is not bitter or mad. In fact her out look on life is positive. I don't think I could be going through all she is and be there for others. But she is. Just last month I showed up in tears and she hugged me and listened. Gave me advice and didn't turn it in to a "poor me" thing. I love her like a sister!!! If I need anything she is there always and I appreciate that! She is the bestest friend EVER!!

3.My aunt and uncle- Chris and Xavier...They love me like I am the daughter they never had. They both got cancer at the same time but still would ask how you were and didn't talk about them. They love life and are always loving and caring about me and my family.

4. My kids- they have changed me so many ways I can't even list them. They demand my time and I love it (mostly). I have learned that the cleaning can wait but playing and cuddling can NOT! They need me and look to me on how to be a grown up one day and I hope I am teaching them right.

5. Sister Shaffer- when I 1st joined the church she took me in as one of hers. She loved me and hasn't stopped (her daughter is our babysitter!) I want to be a mommy just like her!!!!

6. Will- he may drive me nuts with his business but he works hard every single day and has fulfilled one of his dreams. He supports me and love me no matter what. He tries to make me a the best me and I love that!

7.My dad (Frank)- When he married my mom he took me and my brother in as one of his kids. He loved us for us and not because we came with me mom. He is always there for me when I need him! And when I got pregnant with Kenzie when Jordan was only 9 months he was super excited for us. He loves my kids too!

8.My parents- it must has been very hard with us growing up and having to share us. I don't think I could do that but they never let us know how hard it was. They loved us very much and made sure we knew it. When we had to leave to go to the other parents house they made it seem like we were going to have an awesome time with the other (at least that's how I remember it). I love them for making sure the other was always in our lives!!

9. Lori- She believes in me even if I don't. She makes me laugh and smile every time we talk. She is raising 4 kids on her own while her husband is out of town. And she is doing a fantastic job because her kids are awesome!! She is just an awesome friend.Everyone needs a friend like her!

10. Jesus Christ- what a perfect example in every way! He has shown me to love each and every person despite how they treat me. To give to those in need. To comfort those who need comfort. He gave his life for me! For me he freely died. He willing died. I could never thank him enough. There are no words to express that kind of love. So I try to live as he did. It not in anyway easy and daily I fall short but everyday is a new day to try.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

8. What are 5 passions you have?

1. I love to bake. I like to find new ways to make cupcakes.

2.keeping a family journal. I try to take a picture a day (mostly I get about 4 a week) and then I write about that day. I have been doing it for 3 years and it's fun to look back on the day to day.

3. right now working out. I love it. I love the way I feel after and I love the way my body is changing and looking.

4. books! Love to read. and if I find a good book I try to get Will to read it (hasn't worked yet) He said he will start Hunger Games tonight so we will see

5. Not waking sleeping babies. I am a believer in if the baby is sleeping let them sleep (even if it's been 6 hours since feeding)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

7. What is your dream job, and why?

When I was younger I wanted to be a Marine Biologist. I love the ocean and sea life. I hope for my birthday this year that I can go whale watching for a whole day! It would be so fun!!! I would have to go alone cause the kids are too little but I would LOVE it!!!!!

Now I would love to be a wedding planner or owner or a bakery. I love love love weddings and would be great at planing and coming up with ideas. And I am a great baker and love to bake.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?

Well I guess I am lucky in the fact that no too many hard things have come my way. So this is kind of hard to think of . But three things come to mind. One the death of my Tata (grandpa), it was sudden and unexpected. I can remember the day like it was yesterday... I was sitting at my aunts house and she got a phone call and she yelled we gotta go. So we all packed up and went to the hospital not really sure what had happened only that my Tata wasn't doing good. Turns out he was working in the yard and had a heart attack. He never woke up and so we had to say goodbye without knowing if he heard or not. It was hard cause I had spend the day before with him and he was fine. I am thankful for spending the day before with him but sad that he left. He would have love my kids! He was just too young!!!

2nd. When I was 16 one of my best friends died. I was out of town when it happened so I didn't get to go to the funeral. I feel like I didn't get to say goodbye. It's still hard to think out what he would have been now. I am thankful I get to see him again!!

3rd Having a seizure disorder. It makes being pregnant super scary. I would love to have more kids but not sure because of that. I have had two babies after the seizure disorder and they are perfect I kind of feel like I should be thankful for them and be done. I am not sure...It makes it hard to know what to do.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

1. My kids playing and laughing together. I love when they are not fighting and they get along. My hope is that when they are older that they are friends. Good friends. Best friends.

2. Working out. I never thought I would enjoy working out so much. I look forward to it everyday.

3.Vacations. Will works so hard and even if he isn't at work he is working since he owes the business. So I love vacations because he keeps his phone off and his time is spent with us. He is relaxed and fun to be around. We need one ASAP!!!!!

4. A good book. I love to get lost in a good book. I love reading!!

5. Knowing where I will go when I die. I didn't always know this and in fact I use to hate going to sleep cause I had a fear of dying. Now that I know where I am going I no longer fear it. In fact it is a happy thought knowing I will see loved ones again!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.

1. Choose your friends wisely...the ones you thought were your best friends in just 2 short years will no longer be your friends. It will be hard but this is how you get your best friend ever Stacey.

2.Be nice to your mom one day she will be your best friend.

3. Love yourself just the way you are. Don't let anyone try to change you.

4. Don't try to be like everyone else. BE YOU!! You are awesome!

5. Spend more time with your grandparents you only have a few years left with your Tata and you will miss him a lot!!!!

6. Learn to like running so when you're 30 it wont be so hard ;)

7. That boy who walked in the ice cream shop and you gave your # to...ends up being your husband:)

8. Don't cut your hair... keep it long it's so pretty and you're gonna wish you could grow it out but having 4 kids it's not the best idea.

9. Life sucks sometimes but it's just for a short time and things get better and everything turns out just fine.

10. 30 isn't has bad as we thought in fact it's actually kind of fun! We learn that working out is fun. We have 4 kids and they are awesome!! Our friends are awesome! Our life is awesome! In fact people think we look 23 (so that is awesome!!!!!!!!)

and for good measure good job with the wearing sunblock always!!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

3. Describe your relationship with your parents.

I love them!! I am lucky to have 3 wonderful parents!!!

1st my dad (my step-dad Frank actually but I call him dad!)- He is amazing! He is very non-judgemental and when needed will give his opinion but usually when I ask. If I need him he is always there! He is my twice a month babysitter so I can go to the kids school. There have been times I showed up crying and my mom wasn't home so he talked to me and helped me workout whatever was brothering me. I am very lucky to have some an amazing man as my dad and grandpa to my kids!!!

next up is my dad (Ray)- he and I talk at least once a day. And we are very much alike in the way we think. He makes me laugh and lets me yell at him when I want to yell at someone (and it might not be a good idea). He comes over at least once a week to play with the kids (when he should be working:) ) and the kids love to run and jump all over him. I am so glad I made him move down here to be closer to me and the grand kids!! They and I would miss him lots!! We love Papa Ray!!

and my MOM (LOVE YOU MOM) she read my blog yesterday and I now must suck up:) I am kidding (kind of)..She is one of my best friends. She tells me I can do something I thought I could not! She believes in me even if I don't..She loves my kids a lot!! She spoils them a lot! She lives only a 15min walk away so it's super fun when we walk to the school (which is 40 seconds away) and we see her or my dad (Frank) drive by. She calls or txt just to check up and make sure we are okay. if anyone is sick she is heartbroken and sad. I love my mom. She is the best!!

I am lucky to have have 3 parents who love me no matter what! And my kids are super lucky to get spoiled by them too!!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

#2 Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.

1. I have a HUGE fear of heights...not sure how it started but I am not a fan of being up high (good thing I am short)...If I were to guess I would say it comes from a fear when I was little of dieing and so maybe?? But really I like it on the ground!

2.Driving a car other than mine..I will blame this on my mom (love you mom) and the fact that she didn't really let me drive. In fact I was out of HS and 18 when I got my drivers licence and Stacey taught and took me to get it... now I am a great driver never crashed or gotten a ticket I just guess I need some faith in myself. anything really. I hate to fail! So trying something new or hard is not easy for me...right now I am doing a 12 week bodybuilding program and I am on week 6 and everyday I have to give myself a peep talk and say "you got this" I do the same thing while running...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

In honor of me turning 30 (6 months ago) I will do 30 post for you..

Today's post is 20 random facts about me..

1. I love the movie the Wizard of Oz. I loved it so much I wanted to paint the one wall that was brick in my bedroom yellow...but my mom never let me...darn it!

2.And of course I love the musical Wicked!! Seen it 3 times and # 4 is coming up!!!

3. Favorite color is pink but if you ask my husband he says its yellow...I do like yellow but pink is my fav.

4. I want to own a beach house one day. It will look like the house from the notebook and I will read on the outside listening to the waves.

5. Spending the day Whale Watching is one thing I want to do this year.

6. I am only 5 feet tall and I am totally okay being short! I use to wear tall shoes but now I wear flats all the time.

7. I always thought I would have a house full of little girls...BOY was I wrong...3 boys and I don't know a thing about them but I love them!!! Good thing I have one little girl.

8. I just stopped biting my nails...Like 6 months ago..Why didn't I stop sooner?? Love painting them.

9. Since I had Henry (18months ago) I have lost 60 pounds.

10. I know LOVE the gym.. I go at least 5 days a week.

11. Running is not a sure sign of death fact I like it...most days

12. I love to bake. I would love to doing as a living.

13. My favorite # is 13.

14. I own a lot of grey shirts..I tend to grab a grey shirt if there are a lot of color choices..I am working on that one....

15. I love avocados!!! I want a tree or 5... at my beach house.

16. I am a sucker for cute hair things. I have a ton and wont let Kenzie wear some of them....I know I am a nice mommy:)

17. I am super super super self conscious.. This is a recent thing for me.. Like within the past 6 years or so.. I am working on it and working on loving me for me...The gym helps that. So does not eating junk but lets face it we all like junk.

18. I love to dance and throw a dance party every day with the kids...Henry now dances every time there is music.

19. I don't wear makeup everyday... in fact I only wear it like 3 days a week....Maybe that's why ppl think I am 16 or 22.

20. I put lotion on everyday. And use a face lotion with SPF 35 every single day...drives Will nuts but I like soft smooth skin..And he does too;)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Life has been busy! Super busy. Bob needs me all day most days to be right next to him. Henry too. Then two times a day I walk up to the school to get the big kids. And three days a week we go to Gaslight for Kenzie. Wednesday nights are church (both Will and I have to be there). PLUS Will is out of town often for work.....So I get to be a single mom of 4!!
Anyways if the blog isn't updated often you now know why