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

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hoppy Easter!!

Easter was so much fun and so busy this year!! We had a huge Easter egg hunt at my work where the kids got to do 2 egg hunts, get their faces painted by prince or princesses, got tattoos and even golden eggs!! The Saturday before Easter my mom had her Easter party where we had brunch and the kids got to have a big egg hunt they loved being with their cousins and searching for tons of eggs!! Easter Sunday the kids woke up to eggs hidden all over the house and their Easter baskets. Later that day we headed to Laynes moms house for Easter dinner and another big egg hunt with the cousins on that side of the family. The kids had an amazing Easter and had tons of fun. Easter having one child in heaven has such a profound meaning for me now. I am doing my best to teach my kids the real meaning  of Easter and how it will impact us after this life. What an amazing thing Easter is. I am certainly not the most spiritual and righteous person but I do my best to live a good life, lead a good example and hope that one day I will be good enough to see that glorious day. Easter gets me thinking a lot about what I know and what I hope to know and has be wondering what direction is the right one, which path is the right way. I will do my best to figure the right path out and teach my kiddos the right so that one day we will get to see the real meaning of Easter!! 2014 was an amazing Easter I hope to see many more!!

10 years!!!

On the 17th Layne and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary!! Its so hard to believe it has been 10 years!! What a roller coaster ride it has been but I cant imagine spending it and going through all that we have with anyone else!! 10 years has brought lots of happiness, joy, moves , celebrations, ups, downs, sad times, top of the worlds and bottoms of the dirt but we have made it through lots of things and come out even stronger! I am so thankful to have Layne by my side. He is my happiness, he brings me love, peace, laughter he is my rock and we work well together!! Our anniversary fell on a Thursday this year so we spent the night at home with the kiddos I made a fancy dinner, got cheesecake for dessert and we dyed Easter eggs with the kids. We exchanged presents that night after Layne got home from work. I got him a new ring and a plaque thing for his man cave and he surprised me with a puppy!!! The cutest little thing ever!! He also surprised the kids with a early Easter gift they got a puppy to. They are bug puppies and cute as can be. We are having lots of fun with them!! Friday night we had our fun get away date night. We went to Tepanyaki for dinner it was amazing. We happened to get sat next to a sweet friend of mine. Alesha a fellow angel mommy was there it was great to see her and meet her adorable baby girl!! After dinner we headed out to finish up some last minute Easter shopping then we went out for drinks and chatted the night away. Saturday we had planned to take the boys to the family fight nights in Farmington. It was a 16 fight card night. 8 girl and 8 guy fights it was so much fun!! The fights were good and the boys LOVED it!! We left Tiara home with a babysitter as we knew she would not enjoy the fights for that long and while we were away there was a earthquake that was felt at my house! Talk about crazy!! It was a beautiful weekend. I am so lucky to be blessed with such amazing people in my life. Here to many more 10 years!!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

6 years ago.....

Oh sweet kael!!!! Happy birthday sweet boy!! I cant believe it was 6 years ago you came into our lives and changed us for the better.  I often think back to that day so scared and not knowing what to expect you were early and we knew something wasn't quite right. You were born and they whisked you right away... dad didn't tell me that day but in the nice he watched them help you start breathing again. We almost lost you that first day within minutes of having you I'm so glad we got more time.  I was instantly in love with you I couldn't wait to love on you and feed you and show you all about this world. Little did I know you'd do all the teaching.  You taught me eay more than id ever have been able to teach you. Thank you for choosing us. Then you for loving us. thank you for showing us whats important in life. You are amazing you still teach us and help us along the way. I love you so much sweet boy. To the moon and back!! On your birthday we celebrated you!! We wanted to make the day about paying it forward! We went to breakfast for a fundraiser for a girls softball team, we then went to primary children's and donated 138 stuffed animals, 5cuddle up its, 5baby gowns, 10 burp cloths and 198 blankets. We had so many people donate all in your name. We also had people out of state donate to their local hospitals and a dear friend of mine donated $100.00 in your name to Primary Children's. How cool is that?   Think of all those sweet kids who will have something to snuggle or a blankie to keep them warm in those cold, often dark rooms so much joy you will bring to those kids sweet faces!! We went to your spot and decorated your grave! Your brothers thought at this age you would like football, Frisbee, and trucks so they each picked something to put on your grave. Tiara just thought it was fun to sit in the grass and play with all of your things. We then went to grandmas house to release balloons for you. It always puts a smile on my face to see what your brothers write on your balloons. All of the messages are always so sweet and heartfelt. A birthday wouldn't be a day with out cake so we all enjoyed some cupcakes for you!! After cupcakes we headed out to dinner with grandpa Bott. We talked about you and all of the memories we have!! We made sure to treat the waitress right ;). We headed up to uncle Zacks house for a little bit after dinner and then went home and watched a movie together all of us. We thought that's what you would want all of us to be together having fun, making memories and thinking of you!! Oh sweet boy I love you so much! So many people love and miss you. Thank you for teaching us, helping us and leading us. We strive each day to be better so we can be with you! I love you so much I hope you had an amazing birthday. Love always mom!!

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