Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blake is 3!!!!

Blakey had his birthday this past Sunday and I can't believe his is 3 already! It has gone by so fast. Adam and I were just reminiscing on Valentine's Day about when I went into labor with him, and how we had to leave the restaurant early on Valentines Day to get to the hospital. Blake is such a joy. He is a big handful but I wouldn't have it any other way. He reminds me so much of his daddy because he has such a sense of humor. He does anything to make us laugh, including saying some pretty funny stuff. He is so smart and I know that he is going to do great things in his life. He told us the other day (we were getting ready to go to the Temple for Brian and Jen's sealing) that he wanted to get married in the Temple too. He also said that he wanted to marry Jesus. It was super funny and cute. I just love this kid. Here are a few pics of his little get together with a few family members for cake and icecream.....

Blake is in love with Madagascar. My parents got him the first movie for Christmas and he loves it! He asked for a Madagascar cake for his birthday and that is exactly what he got. We got it the day before his birthday and he kept asking to look at it in the fridge all day.
Eating his cake. That little airplane is with him all of the time now. Of all of the things he got for his birthday, the cake topper was his favorite. Figures.
Brother Kade going to town. He ate his piece in about 5 seconds flat. He is so independent now that he doesn't let me help him eat anymore, so it is always a big clean up. After he ate his he went for Blake's piece. yikes
Opening presents. He was so funny, he didn't want anyone to help him open them, he was so excited to rip the paper. Kade is giving cousin Graham a little taste of his fingers. mmmm
Papa was the only one who was able to help him with this present. He loves his Magna Doodle. And heck I love the thing too. Whoever invented them, is the coolest!
This was Blake's big present. We bought it about 5 months ago because it was on sale for super cheap and it has been up in our closet just waiting for this day. He loved it! His friend Brooklyn has one and he always plays with it at her house. We gave this present to him last and it was a good thing because he dropped everything else and jumped on and took off through the house.
Blakey, we love you and are so thankful to have you in our family. You make life a little crazy, and a lot more fun! Happy birthday!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Let me count the ways.....

That I love my husband.

1. He works so dang hard. My husband gets up at 3:45 every morning and gets to work by 5. He works 10 hours everyday (plus the long drive) and gets home at about 5 each evening. He goes in so early so that he can be home for dinner and to spend time with the boys.

2. He loves our babies. I know it's a given that he should love our babies, but he is just so good at it! Blake and Kade are in love with him. As soon as they hear the door open everyday, they go running for him. He wrestles with them on the floor for what seems like hours and I can sit and watch all night long. It is so cute.

3. He pays the bills. No big deal right? Wrong! I have absolutely no desire to pay the bills, so he has done it since we got married. He makes the money, so he pays the bills. There is something very sexy about my husband who can manage our money very well.

4. He knows me so well! I might be a little predictable but my husband knows me more than I know myself sometimes. If he goes to get dinner or something, it doesn't matter what restaurant he goes to, he will know what to get me with out even asking. I love it, sometimes I don't even have to think about it because he already knows.

5. He loves his family. Not just us, his wife and kids, but all of them. He talks to his family all of the time as well as mine. When we say our prayers, he always prays for our families. I know it is hard for him to see siblings struggle, and he is always there with a helping hand.

6. He is hilarious. My husband can make me laugh when I am in the worst mood. Whether it is telling me where my eye is at night when I am falling asleep (you have to be there), or doing his millions of impressions of me and anyone you can think of, or playing the "banjo" (Janee I thought you would appreciate that!). He is always trying to keep the mood light and let people know that it is always ok to laugh.

7. He gives me alone time. Being with my "Crazies" all day everyday, alone time is pretty rare. Sometimes my sweet hubby will take the kids, when he gets home from work, on a walk or something just so I can have a moment to myself. It seems like nothing, but it means so much to me.

8. He has a testimony. When he talks about his mission or gospel topics in general I am in awe at how strong his testimony is. I know that when I have questions for him, he will explain it to me in a way to help my much slower brain to understand, or if he doesn't know, he will find the answer for me.

9. He provides for us. I know I mentioned how hard he works before, but really all it comes down to is that he makes life for us a little easier because he provides for us. I don't have to worry about working outside the home because he does it for me. I am so appreciative for the things that we have because I know what he does to let us have the things we need.

10. He loves me. There is nothing that makes me happier than knowing that someone loves me no matter what. And he doesn't have to. My family, my children, its kind of a given that they will love me unconditionally, but he chooses to love me know matter what. He puts up with all of my crazy OCD's, he listens when I rant, he hugs me when I am being crazy, He kisses me when I cry, he laughs when I laugh, and all the while I know that he loves me.

And I love him more than words.
Happy Valentine's Day, thanks for reading my mushy gushy love stuf!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I don't even know exactly how this happened. We had our friends Brian and Jen over for dinner, which is normal for a Wednesday night. Adam and Brian ran over to his house to fix something with his Internet while Jen and I stayed back with the kids. He was in his room playing with Kade, while Jen and I were straightening up the kitchen, next thing I know I hear him fall, and then I think the whole neighborhood heard him screaming. I ran in there, and the two seconds it took me to get to him, his eye was already swollen and on the verge of breaking the skin. I grabbed him and ran to get some ice to hopefully stop it from swelling so fast, and trying to comfort him too. So what I think happened was that he must have fallen off of his bed and hit his face on the corner of his stool. My poor little dare devil, it hurt him so bad. Believe it or not it was worse last night, so I am thankful that it is looking better. He thinks it is cool now, though it still hurts him. He wants to look at it in the mirror all of the time. He is such a boy.

Monday, February 2, 2009


I know it has been awhile since I updated my blog, and a lot has happened in the last month, but I am not going to talk about those right now.

I just have to get something off my chest. GRRR!

Ok so living in Queen Creek means we have to drive A LOT, well my frustration is with you crazy drivers out there. There is an accident on Ironwood almost everyday and I just don't understand why you are always in such a HURRY! My Patriarchal Blessing tells me that I need to beware of those people who do foolish things who would put my life in danger. Well out here that means practically everyone on the road! Why is it that you crazy drivers out there feel the need to drive 70-75 miles per hour down Ironwood when the speed limit is 50!? 50 is plenty fast enough! And I don't want to hear that, "I am in a hurry" stuff! Be prepared and leave early! Think about the other people on the road. I am almost always in the car with both of my boys, think of them when you are driving, would you drive this fast if you knew you could possibly hurt them? I know I wouldn't! I think it is rude, and extreemely irresponsible. Shame on you speed racers out there!

Ok rant over, I feel much better. Feel free to let me know what you think.