They call me Mommy, Wife, Aunt, Sister, Daughter, Cousin, Niece, and Friend.


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I am blessed to have many people in my life that I love dearly! Take a peek at my life and my family's adventures!


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Heaven's new angel~

Yesterday morning a friend of ours passed away after a sudden and short bout with cancer. He was diagnosed with rectal cancer just over five weeks ago. After surgery he started chemo. His body had a really bad reaction to the chemo and within days went into septic shock. He was an amazing man who loved his family, cherished his friends, and LOVED life. He had 4 children, the oldest is 14. I know he is in a wonderful place right now but my heart aches for his family.
May God bless them and allow Jake to peek in from time to time. :o)

Monday, February 22, 2010


Mortality~ Funny how we think about it all the time but hardly ever. Love Ya Jake! We already miss you.

Friday, February 19, 2010


What a nice day I had today. I spent the day at the park today with some of my favorite people. Ker, Julie, Juleen, Lezlie and Angie, (even if I only saw them for a minute!) My kids actually had a really good time despite the fact that they are 7, 11 and 14! It seems that at about 5 or 6 they start to loose interest but today was great. Brady and his friend Lukas skateboarded and wow! Those boys have no fear! They rode down the hill and around the trail at a nerve racking speed. It was actually kind of funny to watch the looks on the faces of the Moms with young children. They looked at the boys as if they were a little annoyed that they were using the trail to skateboard. :) I remember feeling like I had to protect my little ones from the "big boys" who were riding recklessly around the little ones. My how time does fly!

Julie and I sat on the grass and soaked in the warm sunshine as Sydnee and Shaelyn (Julie's daughter,) rode around on their bikes. Sydnee had to go to the bathroom, which was on the other side of the park of course. I told her that she needed to hop on her bike and go quickly so she didn't have an accident. She told me, "It's OK Mom! I have yellow shorts on anyway!"
From the mouth of babes! Except she isn't really a baby anymore! Hehehe! But she is our little comedian and always has something off the wall or quick witted to say.

Karli and Shelby, (Julie's oldest daughter,) spent the time taking pictures of themselves. (Of course.) This has become a favorite past time of theirs. :) Too cute.

What a nice relaxing day!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good morning world

So I woke up this morning feeling so good. Do you ever have those mornings when it feels like spring...even though it isn't? We have had some beautiful sunshine this week and WOW what a difference it makes. Bummer! Where is it this morning? I know it's coming. We are suppose to see SUNSHINE for the next few days! The daffodils are almost 3/4 of the way up and some of the cherry trees are actually starting to bloom! (Isn't it too early for that?) Bring it on! LOVE the signs of SPRING!

Now, I'm off to do a little bit of work, celebrate Julie's birthday and enjoy the kids time off of school!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Yes, I love my family too!

HAHA! So I finally posted a slideshow of some of my own children! I have such a great family and extended family and I love them and miss them all. I keep trying to tell everyone the grass is greener here in Seattle but no one will listen!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day

Just for fun...I posted some pics of some of my Valentine's Day decor on my design blog! Check it out.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A couple things

I talked to Lindsay today. The kids are doing well. She did extensions in their hair today! So cute! As you can tell by the new pictures added to the slideshow, they look so much healthier! Way to go Trev and Linds!

Also, I wanted to update you on the 10 kids that were unable to board the plane when Trevor and Lindsay left. Their paperwork wasn't totally done so they had to stay behind. As of today all but one is now on American soil! YAY! So happy for the families.

Here are a couple great articles worth reading! Take a peek. They all have direct connections to Trevor and Lindsay. One tells the story behind the story of bringing the children home on the flight they came in on-

Friday, February 5, 2010

Home at last!

Here are some great pictures of the entire family their first week at home! I spoke to Lindsay last night. She shared some very cute stories with me. She said that the kids are adjusting as expected.

Gabrielle,(8) sits with Madalyn and teaches her how to navigate the internet.

Lindsay says the kids love music. Daddy plays his guitar for the kids as they dance. They are ALL loving this special time with Daddy.

Trevor made Rootbeer floats for the kids tonight and they thought it was the coolest thing ever!

Gage, (4) has taught all the kids to lay on their bellies and slide head first down the carpeted stairs. (Carpet is a fairly new concept as well!) Lindsay says they spend hours doing this!

Lindsay is fighting pneomonia and they are all "detoxing" from being in Haiti! But couldn't be happier to have all of the children under one roof!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

News Report Post

I am grouping all of the news articles into one posting. It will help clean up my sidebar a bit...if you want to refer back to these just search for the News report post! :o)

KSL Articles

Deseret News Articles

Hans Mardy Video

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New article-

Here is another article that you may be interested in. Kind of cool!
By the favorite Haiti stalker sent this to me! Love ya~ :o)


It feels like spring! My tulips and daffodils are popping through the ground. Yay! And did you notice the sunrise today? It was beautiful.

Trevor's children are home from Haiti and life is getting back to normal for me...(whatever that means!) I can't wait to hear more stories about their arrival at home in Pocatello. Of course I will share some of them with you too. :)

On the kid front: Karli and a couple friends started a fundraiser at school to aid in the Haiti relief. They have raised over $3000.00 so far! Way to go!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Arrived in Salt Lake

Check out the link to to see the arrival of Trevor and his family from Miami!
See sidebar under News Articles- KSL 2/1/10