Never taking one single breath for granted.... enjoying the journey one day at a time!

Saturday, January 29, 2011


On Fridays I get to watch my sisters kids while her and her hubby at work.. the kids love playing together and we always have lots of fun!! Yesterday Landon learned how to turn on the big radio in our front room so we decided to have a DANCE PARTY!! Ever since my kids were little babies id turn the radio on and dance but now that their getting bigger they don't want much help from me the like to make up their own "cool" moves not silly old mommy moves... it is so funny watching them rock around the front room!! We rocked out dancing for about 30 mins straight and laughed so hard the whole time we were exhausted when we were done. It was a nice little break and a great way to spend some energy since its to cold to play outside for very long!! It was so much fun that I had to take some pictures of the crazy dancing madness!! I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed dancing!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


On Sunday Layne left for a 4 week training in Irvine California for his work so we spent the whole weekend doing fun stuff as a family!! On Friday we ordered pizza, played some WII games and when the kids went to bed Layne and I went out with some friends to Maggie McGees which is a karaoke place. It was so much fun we really enjoyed ourselves. On Saturday we took the kids to Chil-Fila for lunch and played in the play area for a good while even Landon thought it was fantastic and was roaming around on the slides and stuff, after lunch we went to the boys soccer game. We found out that Layne brother was coming down from Wyoming so we decided we would go out to dinner with them and then just hang out at home with them and some friends and play games, watch movies and have a good time. So we went to Joes Crab Shack had a yummy dinner and then came home and visited and played until 3 am!! Yikes it was so fun though and great to catch up! Sunday morning we went over to Layes moms house because she had invited us over for breakfast to be with Richard a while longer since we dont see them much. It was so yummy she made a ton of delicious food!! At 2:00 Layne left for California to be gone for what seems like FOREVER!! I cant really complain though I think of those wives who send their hubbies to war or the sweet ladies whose husbands have passed away who dont get be wih them for a very, very long time!! So all though I miss him so much all ready I am grateful for my blessings and to know that he will be back.. it might be a while but he will be here!! I love him so much and am so very thankful to him for everything he does for me and the kiddos! They really love their dad. He calls them at night to talk to them and to tell them to sleep well... on Monday he and I talked till midnight!! Thank goodness for modern technology!! Soooo Ill keep you all updated with my sanity in the next few weeks ( he he he) pray for a little more patience for me these next few weeks!! Enjoy the pics from our fun weekend!!

Another season done...

Well indoor soccer has ended once again. The kids loved every minute of it and did outstanding!! Daxton scored at least 1 goal in every game and Stefon scored 4 goals and saved lots of goals from the other team.. it seems he likes to play defense more often then being up in his teams goal. They both learn and grow so much with every season!! They get so excited to go and play and are so proud when they score their goals! I am so proud of them, I love them to pieces and am so glad that I get to be called their mom!! They are amazing, strong and outstanding kids!! At the end of every season they get trophies and team pictures they are always so excited for their new trophies. It is such a fun thing to do with them! I love that they are so into sports and want to do well!! Here are a few pictures from their last game!! So very proud of my boys!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Today is one of those days where I have that feeling in the pit of my stomach... Ive actually had it for a few days now... A few days ago my facebook status was "sometimes the missing hurts". How true that rings through... I'm not like sad cry my eyeballs out sad today just sad missing wish I could see what you look like kind of sad today. I guess really im just remembering and missing which is ok!! A few nights ago I actually saw Kael in my dreams. This hadn't happened to me in quite a while. It was so amazing to have him there. I wish it would have been longer... when I was telling my friend about this she said he came to visit me to let me know that hes ok.. I hope and pray shes right. I keep thinking back to that dream how sweet it was to see Kael!! So today ill listen to a few songs that remind me of him and think back on all the good times we had.. the smiles, the football game, singing songs to him and rocking him while holding him tight. Ill remember the good things and try to set aside the sad ones for today!! Ive gotten a few things in the last month or so that remind me of Kael. Thank you to all the sweet people who have made these things for me!! Ill post them for you all to see. Getting things like this makes me so happy that others think of Kael to and will help me through my missing!! I hope today is a gentle one on all of you and that you all can remember 1 good thing about a special someone in your lives!! Here are the pictures!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Weekend Getaway

So this past weekend Layne's company flew us out to Portland for the weekend. It was lots of fun and a nice get away. They put us up at the Marriott downtown it was a beautiful place!! Very up scale and nice. When we got there we checked in and then went to this really nice restaurant for lunch. We chatted with some people and then went back to the room to rest our view from the room was over the river it was so pretty!! After nap time we went to their annual business meeting where they talked about the company where they ended 2010 and goals for 2011. That evening they help a huge banquet in the Marriott ballroom. They served us this 7 course meal which was totally fancy and served us up lots of yummy drinks. They recognized their top performers of the year. After we were all done eating they had a DJ come in and we danced for a few hours. When we were done there we headed to a local bar where a bunch of the guys from Layne's company were playing a live band. A few of them were from right here in SLC from Layne's branch who we are friends with so it was really fun watching them play and singing along. We chatted with friends for the remainder of the night and headed back to the hotel at about 1:30 am. It was a fun filled packed weekend and such a nice little get away for Layne and I. I was so mad I forgot my camera but I did take a few pics from my cell phone. Sorry about the quality but I needed a few to remember our fun little get away!!

New Years Eve ....

So I know I'm a tad late on this post but the last few weeks have been a little busy!! So New Years Eve we went over to my friends house she has 2 kids and my sister and her 2 kids also came along with my sister and brother in law. We had lots of fun!! The kids wore their jammies, we played games, had yummy snacks and drinks and when it got close to midnight we turned on the tv to watch the ball drop. We all counted down to the new year and yelled Happy New Year and shared kisses all around. We then lit off fireworks and made breakfast, played and chatted a little more. It was such a fun New Year with people we love and us being together. I though alot about the last year the good, the bad and the in between. I thought about what I want this year to be and the things I want to accomplish. For a few minutes I thought to myself I cant do this again not another year with one of my kids missing how will I do another year... but then I thought about how I was going to share his legacy this year and put my mind to ease a little. I hope your new year was amazing as well. Filled with love and happiness!! Here are a few pictures of our fun!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


On April 12th this year it would have been Kaels 3rd birthday, this year I want to do something in honor of him!! I will be holding a blanket drive from today until April 9th to donate all the blankets to the children's hospital that helped Kael stay alive for as long as he did!! On April 12th we will go and donate them in his name! Kael always loved being snuggled in his blankie as I'm sure all the kids do so I thought this would be a great idea. If you want to participate you can mail them to me at 6112 Prarie View Drive, Taylorsville UT 84118 or email or call me and I can pick them up from you if your in state!! I'm very excited and cant wait to do this for him!! These can be new or used whatever works best for you! I hope this drive is a HUGE SUCCESS!! Thanks in advance for all of your participation and for making this happen along with me!! Lots of love to you in heaven Kael I hope this puts a smile on your face for your birthday!! Love Mommy!!


Lots of goals for this year!! Big goals that I am determined to do this year what are they you ask...

*Loose at least 3 lbs each month until July
*Try and not gain it all back on our cruise in July
*Do the blanket drive for Kaels 3rd birthday
*Help Layne with the fundraiser walk/run for the Sharing Place
*Volunteer for the MRW Live Laugh Breath Event again this year
*Make a tree in honor of Kael for the Festival of Trees
*Continue volunteering in Daxtons class on Thursdays and helping the PTA
*Go on more dates with Layne
*Have more Mommy/son dates
*Be more Patient!!!
* Cook more often

These are at the top of the list. I'm starting them today!! Here's to achieving all of this and more this year!! What are your goals for this year?

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