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

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Fire Station Field Trip

On Wed Landon and I headed out to the fire station with his preschool class. It was so much fun to see the kids with their fire hats on listening to the fireman talk and then watching their eyes light up when they got to see the firetruck and the ambulance. I love watching little kids get so excited!! This fire station even had a fire dog that helps search for people. He was such a cute dog and he let the kids play fetch with him. It was such a fun little field trip. I love being able to spend quality with each boy and Landon and I did just that. I love that little guy so much!

The Liebster Award.

I got nominated from the awesome Ashely from Eriks rodeo for this award. Thanks Ashley I love reading your blog!!
Now onto the details of my award!

THE (bendable) RULES:
- Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
- They must also answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for them.
- They must then choose 11 bloggers to tag & award with the Liebster award (nominees must have less than 200 followers). These lucky bloggers must be told in a comment on their blog.
They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
Now onto the details of my award!

Liebster Award - an award passed around the blogging community for upcoming bloggers with less than 200 followers and/or for someone that deserves some recognition for  their blog.
- Here are my questions from Ashley:
1. Given the opportunity to tell someone who is no longer in your life something, what would it be?
Kael- I talk to him daily in my head but to see him face to face and pour out my heart oh what I would give to be able to do that!!

2. Who is your favorite singer/band?
Tim McGraw/ Rascal Flatts oh how I love them both!

3. What about your favorite book?
I havent been able to read alot lately but I did love Hunger Games!

4. What is your dream job?
Psychologist Ive always wanted to do that and be able to help people out!

5. In 3 sentences (or less) tell me about yourself.
Im sarcastic, fun loving and OCD person. I love my family with my whole heart and would give my life for my kids. I love to take pictures and captur memories for life!

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who lie and chew with their mouths open.

7. Do you prefer spring, summer, fall or winter?
I love fall. Here in Utah the leaves change, its not to hot but not to cold. LOVE IT!

8. What's the weather like where you are?
Right now FREEZING! We have fog so thick you cant see, freezing rain and freezing temps. Not o much fun lately!

9. Do you have any resolutions for 2013? If so, what are some of them?
Patince, and be more loving and forgiving!

10. What is your favorite thing to drink?
Diet Coke oh how I miss it when im pregnant.

11. What is your favorite type of blog?
Most of the blogs I read are baby/child loss blogs I just feel like I can relate and they help me feel more grounded.
Now onto my questions for my nominees and who they are:
1. What is your favorite kind of food?
2. What is your dream vacation?
3. If you could relive any day of your life thus far what would it be?
4. What is your favorite Holiday?
5. What is your favorite hobby?
6. What is your goals for the next 5 years?
7. What is your favorite kind animal and Why?
8. Who is your Idol?
9. What is your favorite childhood memory?
10. Have you ever traveled outside of the United States?
11. If you could have any dessert in the world what would it be?
And on to my nominees:
1. April-http://winkfromheaven.blogspot.com/
2.Tesha-Teshas Treasures
3.Ashely- Our Life As Is
4.Alesha- Phil, Leash, Kohen, Brigs and our Angel Pierce
6.Ashey- The Hammonds
8.Christa- Keeping up with the Jensens
9. Natasha- My Angel Baby Aiden
11.Laura- My World

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A new House!!

In the past two weeks Layne and I moved into a place of our own. It is such a sweet feeling to finally be back in our own place and on our own. For about 7 of the 9 years Layne and I have been married we have allowed others to live with us in order to help them out. It seemed like every time one family moved out another one was in need and moving right in. We've had my mom several times amongst other family members so its so sweet for it to be just us!! In June we moved in with my brother for a few months to pay off some debt and get ready to add one more little one into our family so most of our stuff was in storage. It is so awesome to have everything back and out for us to see. We have everything set up now but are just awaiting the delivery of Stefons new bed and then the whole house will be ready to go. One thing I missed the most was Kaels things. We kept a few things with us but most of it moved to storage oh how I love having it out and visible again!! We picked a house that is just right for us. Room enough only for our little family. We have decided its just us from now on. We are happy that we have been able to help others but are ready to just have our little family. Its been crazy putting together a PINK nursery. Oh how I cant wait to meet this sweet baby girl. Still praying every day that she is healthy enough to get to come home with us. We are hopeful, praying and very optimistic.


Two weekends ago Layne and I flew out to Oregon with his company for their annual banquet. They always put us up at the downtown Marriott and have a huge formal dinner with yummy, yummy food. This year on Sunday we had the whole day before we had to come back on Sunday so we walked around downtown and tried out a world famous doughnut shop. They had some of the craziest flavors and names. It was a nice little getaway and break from reality. We have been super busy these past few weeks so to get a break, and all expenses paid it was awesome. Its always fun to see everyone, dress up and have a fancy dinner, a little dancing and a night away.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Annual Blanket Drive for 2013!!

I will be collecting new and gently used blankets and stuffed animals again to donate to our local childrens hospital Primary Childrens on Kaels birthday April 12th. He loved his blanket and I cant imagine any child having to go with out one those hospital rooms can get so cold and lonely!!  We have done this for the past 2 years and been very successful I cant wait to do it again this year!! If you can dontate please do!! You can reach me here through my blog or at my email address brigey5689@gmail.com I will be collecting from now until the first week of April and then we will deliver the donations on Kaels special day. Id like to thank you all in advance for all of your help and support! I cant wait to see how this year turns out!! Please share with your family and friends!! Heres to hoping we have another successful drive!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Test Results

Well the babies test results are in!! Lots of good news and a little bit of not so great news. Wed after Christmas I got the call we had been waiting for it was the perinatologist. The tests from the amnio were in. Great news is that all of her chromosomes look good, no signs of down syndrome, no signs of troubles like Kael had, she is for sure a she and shes growing right on track. The not so good news is that it came back that she carries two strands of the cystic fibrosis gene. This means that when born she will have some sort of cystic fibrosis. The good news is this we have already been put in touch with the best of the best at Primary Children's and have had a lot of our questions already answered. There are so many things they can do these days for these sweet babies and most of them live a fairly normal life with the exception of needing medicine and sometimes breathing treatments which can be done at home. There is all sorts of therapies out there and medicines that these people are living into adulthood and having their own families, holding jobs etc. Its not to say it wont be a little bit harder than normal and that there wont be any complications but with how medicine is growing we are much more at ease.  Layne's brother Richard has cystic fibrosis and his is so tame that they didn't even diagnose him until he was in his 40's hes been overall healthy and has done many things with his life so we are very, very optimistic. From now until I deliver I will be monitored every 2 weeks. They will do a ultrasound every other time just to ensure she is growing as she should and that there are no other complications. On Friday we had a ultrasound and she is looking GREAT! She is growing right on track and moving around like crazy, her heart rate was looking great also. She was kicking her legs above her head and grabbing her toes with her hand it was so stinking cute! So if you can please pray for this little one keep her in your thoughts and hope for a non eventful next 13 weeks. I cant believe I am almost to the single digits already it doesn't seem possible. We cant wait to meet our sweet baby and will do everything in our power to ensure she lives a fantastic, great full life! We are feeling beyond blessed and cant wait to meet our sweet baby!!

New Years Eve

New Years Eve was lots of fun this year. We did our annual tradition of going to my friends house to ring in the New Year. We go there so the kids can play. adults can play and so we can be safe from all the crazy drivers. We have lots of fun playing games. watching the ball drop, doing fireworks and making breakfast at midnight. We've done this for the past 3 years and its become quite the tradition. It was a great night filled with love and fun! In 2013 I have decided to use a word rather than making New Years Resolutions. my words this year are PATIENCE and LOVE! I want to be so much more patient with those around me, love more, judge less and help those around me! So that's what I will be working on!! 2012 was quite the year lots of ups and downs, highs and lows I'm excited to see what 2013 will bring!! Here's to a great New Year!!


Christmas was very good to us this year. We had lots of fun, family, love and spirit. The morning before Christmas Eve Dash the elf left my kids a note with a gift card for each of them to build a bear. The kids had a blast going there and creating their bears they turned out so stinking cute! Christmas Eve we went to Layne's family side for their Christmas Party there was tons of yummy food, great company, gift exchanges and being together. When we got home the kids made their reindeer food and took it outside, they found their Christmas Eve jammies left by the elf and Layne read the Twas the Night Before Christmas which has come our tradition. Once it was done we left cookies and milk for Santa and tucked the kids into bed. Christmas morning the kids woke up around 8 and were super excited that Santa had come. We all opened our gifts and got ready for the day. Man were we all spoiled!! We certainly are blessed. Once ready we headed to Layne's mom's for our annual Christmas breakfast and to get all of our presents from her. She is always very good to us! The kids played there for a while then we headed over to Layne's sisters because her husband had made things for the boys. A awesome sled for Landon and airplanes for the other boys. We visited there for a bit and then headed home so the kids could play with all of their new things on the way home we of course stopped to visit Kael and wish him a Merry Christmas.I sure hope he knows how much we love and miss him on the holidays. Layne's other sister and hubby came out for a few hours to visit and see what the boys had gotten. Over all is was a beautiful Christmas.

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