A Special Day For Brox!

This past Saturday, we had Brox's Blessing and his 1st Birthday Party. I know you are probably thinking that we should have blessed him when he was 1 month old not 1 YEAR OLD, but,what can I say, we have had a very crazy year. I guess it is better late than never, RIGHT????
Anyways, it was a very special day. Carl's dad blessed him and it was such a nice blessing. I actually could hear it! We blessed Laila at church and it was so loud I couldn't hear a word of it, so it was very nice to be able to hear every word. I defiantly would recommend doing blessings at home. It is so much nicer! Thank you Grandpa Bruce for such a nice blessing. Brox is lucky to have you as his Grandpa. We love you so much.

After the Blessing, it was PARTY TIME! Time to celebrate the sweetest little boy on the planet. Brox is my little mommy's boy. He is such a little tender heart. I love him so much! I can't believe that my baby boy is 1. Wow! Time sure flies!
I decorated in a Rock Star Theme and it turned out so cute! I love to decorate for Parties. I have found that it is something I really enjoy! We had the cutest cake in the shape of a guitar and I loved it! And Yes, I bedazzled the cups!

When it was time for him to get into his cake, he wanted nothing to do with it. I MEAN NOTHING! I tried to put it in his mouth and he would just spit it out. Crazy! The cake was really good too. The pictures say it all!

When we opened presents, he just sat on my lap and smiled. He was so happy. He even was happy when he got clothes. He would grab them and smile. It was so cute! He also loved his new 4wheeler and wagon. They weren't his for to long - Laila liked them more than him I think

Thank you th everyone that came. We love all of you so much!
Thanks for making Brox's special day even better!


The Last 2 Months!

Wow! I can't believe that it has been since Halloween that I have done a post. I have been meaning to get to this, but WOW has life been CRAZY!!!!! Where do I begin?????
Well, I guess I will start with Thanksgiving. I had the big Turkey Dinner at my house this year. I was so nervous because my Mom and Sister are so amazing at everything, I just wanted it to be as good as if one of them had done it........and I think it was! It turned out great and I CAN cook a turkey!
On December 9Th, Little Miss Laila turned 3 years old. I can't believe that my baby girl is already 3. How times flies! She is the smartest, funniest, and the most beautiful little girl! I am so lucky and proud to be her mom. She makes me laugh everyday. Some of the things that she says are so funny. I would tell you but most of the time they are x-rated. What am I going to do when she is a teenager???? AAH!
Laila - I LOVE YOU with all my heart! Thanks for being my best buddy everyday! I hope that we will always be Best Friends. I love you!

Well, we had Laila's Birthday Party on a Sunday, and just when everything in my life seemed so perfect and so unbreakable, that Wednesday we got a call that my Brother Jason had been badly injured in a work accident in Idaho Falls. We got the news that he was being Life Flighted and we went up to the U to wait for him to arrive. This was the longest wait of my life. We really hadn't got much info about what had happened, so we just waited.....never could of imagined how bad it really was. He finally arrived a couple hours later. Waiting was about 30 Doctors and Surgeons to see him. What had happen was he was helping one of his guys load a bobcat on to the trailer and he went under to tie it down and the guy in the bobcat bumped the lever and the bucket came down on the back of his head pushing his face into the ground. It makes me so emotional to tell the story because it was so so hard. When he arrived they said that it was a miracle that he was alive and that he didn't even have any brain or neck damage. It is a miracle!!! Although he was alive, I never could have prepared myself for what I was about to see. Every bone in his face was broken, His nose, completely gone, and the worst was that the doctors could not save his right eye. Why???? Why him, I kept asking myself. I love him so much and I just wished that it had been me. I wanted to take away his pain so bad. The next couple weeks flew by! He had 2 surgeries. The first to remove his eye and next, 13 hours long, to completely reconstruct his face. That surgery went great and he looks amazing. It will be a long road and I am sure, a couple more surgeries to go, but he made it!!!! He is so strong and always so concerned about everyone but himself. I am so lucky to be his sister. This whole thing has taught me so much about life and how lucky we are to just have each other and to be alive. I will never look in the mirror again and stress about something so unimportant as a zit or a blemish. It has also taught me never to judge a person by the outside We all are guilty of starring or judging, but it is the inside that counts!!!! I love him so much and I hope that this road will get easier. I am just so grateful that he is still here. Anyone in CONSTRUCTION - WEAR YOUR HARDHAT! It can safe your life!!!

Christmas was definitely different this year, but it was still great for the kiddos. It is all a blur to me because I was up at the Hospital almost everyday for 2 weeks - my thanks to everyone that helped out with the munchkins! I love you all very much!

Wow, it is hard to replay everything that has happened!!!! I guess I should keep up on the blogging! OH, Laila started preschool and she LOVES IT.......and so do I. I can't forget Little Brox. He is crawling all over and is so so sweet. Definitely a mama's boy. We love him so much!
AND Last but LEAST, I turned 26. Getting Old, but still a baby at heart! Mr. Carl is doing great as well. He is the best hubby in the world! Love you Babe!

I will post all the pics from the last couple of months as soon as I can get them together! Loves
P.S. To everything that has happened that I forgot.......I am sorry!!!!!

OH, OH, OH! Everyone............. BROX SLEEPS IN HIS CRIB.........ALL NIGHT, EVERY NIGHT, FOR A WHOLE MONTH!!!!!! I did it! Anyone that knows us, knows this is a biggy! Now we just need to get Lou Lou in her bed. Easier said than done!!!!


Halloween Fun!

We had a great Halloween at our house. B was a Lil' Lion. It was the cutest thing ever. He had this look on his face like what did my mom do to me. So cute! Ms. Laila was Tinker Bell. The cutest Tinker on the planet. I love my kiddos. Happy LATE, LATE Halloween Everyone!

Our Halloween Party!

Wow!!! Its has been forever. I don't even know were to begin. I haven't posted anything for 2 months and we have been crazy busy.

I guess I will start with our Halloween Party. The weekend before Halloween, Krissy & I threw a little costume party coupled with a UFC fight. It was so much fun. It was nice to have a night with just adults! If you know me, you know that Halloween is one of my favs. I love it! I didn't take any pics, so these pics are courtesy of Ms. Krissy. Thanks for a good time everyone!

Just a little pic of my table!

Kyle's Brain Tumor Shots!!! Amazing & very tasty!

Kyle! I love this pic. He won best costume!!HAHA

Carl.....Wow! He was Lt. Dangle from Reno 911. So Funny, but he messed up his mustache so he was a combo....Hitler/Dangle. Very Funny!

The Girls! The Officers & Marilyn. Watch out boys!


Just Because........



A Beautiful Angel

On Saturday, August 8, 2009, My beautiful Grandma Rhea returned to our Heavenly Father.
I don't even have the words to explain how empty I feel inside. I have never lost anyone that has been so special to me and been such a big part of my life. She was truly the most giving and caring person that I have ever known. I want to thank her for all that she has taught me and for giving me a Mother that is truly remarkable. I hope that I can be as strong, compassionate and DIVINE as the two of them. She had this way of stealing a piece of your heart, with a smile that would make a bad day good. We loved her so much! I will miss her everyday, but I know that she is watching over us. She is our Angel!

I thought I saw her face today
In the sparkle of the morning sun.
And then I heard the angel say
“Her work on earth is done.”
I thought I heard her voice today
Then laugh her hearty laugh.
And then I heard the angel say
“There’s peace little one at last.”
I thought I felt her touch today
In the breeze that rustled by.
And then I heard the angel say
“The spirit never dies.”
I thought that she had left me
For the stars so far above.
And then I heard the angel say
“She left you with her love.”
I thought that I would miss her
And never find my way.
And then I heard the angel say
“She’s with you every day.”



Over the 24Th, we went with my sis and her family to Bear Lake. We had such a good time. I forgot how hard having 2 kids is!!!!! Remember the days when you could just lay out and relax......well those days are over for awhile. Even though it was tough, stressful, and not very relaxing, I wouldn't trade it for the world.
Laila and Brox had so much fun. Playing with cousins is the BEST! Thanks for such a FUN Weekend.

Our Little Family!

Carl manning the boat! One day we will have one of these!

Carl & Lou on the jet skis. She loves anything with a motor. So girly, but she can hang with the best of them!

The guys! Just hanging out on the dock!

How funny is this????? Brox, we love that lil' bummy!!!!!