Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow Day!!

We woke up to the snow storm that finally hit St. George! My mom's house in Henderson, NV had about 8-10 inches, and we were hoping for a white-out here. I know, who would hope for that, but we hardly ever get to see snow, so it was exciting!! Sad to say, we only saw a couple inches here.
Saylor was out in the backyard by 8:00 a.m. to get to work on her snowman. It took me a good 20 minutes to get Jaxon and Makenzie ready to go out and join her, and they lasted about 5 to 10 minutes tops! Which was probably a good thing, because I wasn't equiped with gloves for them...I put socks on their hands which didn't even last 30 seconds.
All in all, we are enjoying the change in the weather, and hoping for a white Christmas!

Friday, November 21, 2008


After much stress and research for Jaxon's peanut allergy, I found these medical ID tags that you can custom order. The best part is that you get 3 in a pack for $12.95. They are waterproof, sweatproof, don't fade, or rub onto skin. They start in infant sizes and go up from there. Check them out, and other allergy alert items, at

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday drive to Pine Valley

It was so pretty outside, and so we decided to get out of the house and take the kids for a relaxing drive up to Pine Valley. We had alot of fun!! We can't wait for there to be more snow. Josh has been telling me about this little cafe up in Veyo that has the best pie on the planet, so I was really excited to get chilly, and gobble up some of that...but the cafe was closed. I guess we will have to go up again real soon :-)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

*peanut allery*

Poor Jaxon!! He came in contact with a little bit of peanut butter oil from making a sandwich earlier on in the day for Makenzie, and just from the residue he blew up. His face turned purple, his eyelids sagging and white like a ghost. I rushed him to the ER, where his breathing was slowing down, but they fixed him right up!! PHEW!! We have known about this allergy since he was about 8 months old, but this time it was BAD!! The doctor says I just need to throw out the peanut butter completely!! I have to now carry a junior eppy pen with me everywhere we go.

This picture of Jaxon was AFTER he got shot up with tons of medication, and leaving the hospital...he looked really bad previous to this...poor guy!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween 2008

There is this street in the neighborhood I grew up in that just goes ALL OUT for every holiday! The kids sure had fun trick or treating there, and we got to see alot of old friends.

Makenzie aka "Dottie" and Jaxon as "Dipstick" were good little puppies while out and about! Everyone got a kick out of Saylor's and the twins costumes. Erik got a little upset that everyone was complimenting their costumes and not his :-(
Mr. Bones and Cruella De Vil. Didn't my mom do AMAZING on this dalmation coat?! I know, she gets most the credit, I only bought it all and put it together!

Makenzie got this trick or treat bucket from my Dad and stepmom, and she kept loving and kissing it! So cute.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My personal, favorite story of the year so far...

I have been meaning to post this, so you can all have a good laugh.
To start off, a couple months ago, the text message alert on my cell phone was a cat call whistle ( I meant to be funny when i downloaded it).Ok so, I had my annual ob/gyn appointment one day... I got prepared for my 'exam,' (sorry to get a little graphic here,) the doctor was at the point of the "manual part," ya know, and I get a text message >sounds of whistling<... AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! He looked at me said, " what was that?" I then had to explain that it was my phone, and not me whistling...From there, an entire staff at that office was histarically laughing! He came back with my papers and said to me, "I think the most concern is your ovaries are making noises." Then he told me I needed to enter that story into a magazine.So, anyone that goes to Pride OB/GYN, and sees Dr. Ken Jones, ask him about the girl whose ovaries whistled at him during a pelvic exam.

Friday, October 24, 2008

She got skillz

Saylor's Halloween painting she made at school. She is such a great artist!

It's finished!!!

While in Vegas last weekend and putting this costume together, my mom's sewing machine broke!! HOWEVER, she worked her magic, and sent me a picture of the "final product." Saylor has yet to see it, but she is going to D-I-E!! I have a feeling that this will not just be a will be dressup/church dress/winterwear/big argument! Hee hee

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thanks Dad and Jeanette!!

Look at the ADORABLE rug my Dad and stepmom sent Josh and I for a Halloween surprise! The kids got goodie bags as well, but we are waiting for Erik to get her so they can open them together...We love our rug, thanks guys!!! I don't want anyone's muddy shoes to step on it because it's so dang cute!! But it is at our door step, please wipe your feet on the grass out front ;-)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


My "CORNBALL" kids, nothing less!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

She's Crafty!

Miss Fabulous had her mind SET on her Halloween costume of a pirate chick, until one day while at Costco we were browsing and found dalmation costumes for soon as that moment happened, she had a plan: We buy these costumes for the twins, and she gets to be one of her favorite Disney characters, Cruella Deville. I thought it was a fantastic idea, until I started looking for costumes. None, except in adult sizes...nothing on the I am, stuck.... I started looking at the McCalls website to see if I could make it for her, and so the story goes...the project has begun! I am hoping for some kind of award here ... This better turn out to be a smashing costume!! And just to add, making costumes is way more expensive than buying one! To date, I have spend over $60, and still am out red gloves and red heels...sheez! Like I said, I better get an award for this (my mom is doing the sewing, so she will get the credit)! The final product will be displayed on Halloween...dun, dun, dunnnnn.

Makenzie Grace

Aw, our little Mazzie!! Sweetest, smartest cookie on the planet!! Although both Mazzie and Jax are learning lots of new words, this girl can sign alot of things!! She knows alot of the basics of baby sign language, such as, Mom, Dad, milk, thirsty, drink, eat, hurt. She also can sign cat, dog, fish, shoes, socks, just to name a few more. Jaxon does well with sign language too, but not as well and as frequent as Makenzie. They both say and sign, so I am hoping they become little geniuses (doesn't every mom hope for that!!).
Makenzie will spend hours putting on shoes, and walking around the house. We have random shoes all over the place. We have broke down to buy dress up shoes, but she wants regular shoes. If she is throwing a tantrum, all I have to say is, "Wanna put shoes on?" And as soon as they are on her little painted toes, she is in the kitchen or entry way to prance around and stomp. It is so cute. We recently went to Henderson to visit my mom and went to the Vans store, where both her and Jax got their first pair of old school Vans, and she absolutely LOVES them!!!

Action Jaxon

We have so much fun with this little guy. He is full of CONSTANT energy, and loves to work his mind. He will draw on his Magna Doodle for hours, we take it everywhere we go, he loves to color! Jaxon loves to see how things work, he does have engineering in his blood. He is still little, but though his height might be small, he is a TANK! We call him our garbage disposal!

Jaxon is our screamer!! He wants everything HIS way, or else we hear an ear piercing noise! One of the many reasons we dont do normal everyday things like, take the kids to the grocery store!!! Josh says he will NEVER make me go anywhere with the both of them, cause sometimes I end up leaving in tears! I have a feeling we may be entering into the "terrible twos," and I can say now, I will probably be one stressed out Mama! So, in advance, I apologize if my kids scream at the top of their lungs at the same time while in line somewhere or something...I don't need dirty looks ;-)

ALOT of updates since posting last!

So, we have been back in Utah for almost a few months now, and since our monitor broke, we replaced it, but then needed a wireless modem, hence the reason for me only being able to access internet from my phone. A few things have gone on since August, so here you have it.

I broke my ankle (yes, for the 3rd time now), and I refuse to disclose how ;-). Anyhow, about a week into my "wicked witch" cast being on, the tightness never loosened up on me, and was cutting off circulation, so the doctor but a wedge in my cast...didn't work. It was removed, and I got a boot, which made things worse. So, I am walking most of the time without anything, in a lot of pain, and not able to exercise much until another doctor I am going to says it is ok.

A week after I broke my ankle, Josh got in a very scary accident on the freeway. He was sandwiched between two vehicles, and rushed to the ER by ambulance. He had some bruising on his brain, slight memory loss, and double whiplash, but he is doing alot better. He has rehab two to three times per week, and yes, we have hired a great attorney.

I am so thankful that Josh was not injured more. He had some dangerous work equipment in the bed of his truck, one of them being a 3 foot long pin (that gets staked into the ground), that went through his back window and landed at his feet. Not only that, but he was on a two-lane freeway, and his truck spun into both lanes. If only a couple of the circumstances had not been so lucky, he probably wouldn't be here, or would have been critically injured at the very least. It has made our relationship even stronger, Heavenly Father must have known that his family really needed him! We feel very blessed that he is here and doing great.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Our new little rental...we are here until we BUY!!

We found a house in Coral Canyon to rent until we can buy in this area. We have been waiting to find a rental we like out there, and this came along. Though, it has a dirt backyard, we get to design and put our own in as soon as we get there! We are pretty excited about that. And even better?? This house actually has room for our arcade sized air hockey table, YESSS!!! While we live here, we are on the prowl for buying in Coral Canyon. And, it's just a couple exits closer to SUU, so I don't have to wait an extra 10 minutes for Josh to get home from school. Other incentives? Our friends live close, we are within walking distance from the elementary school, we have access to a big indoor gym (with spin classes for me), an indoor pool, and two outdoor pools (with a waterfall you can swim behind)! And neighborhood parks all over the place.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Getting ready for First Grade

I let my friend, Matt, put some highlights in Saylor's hair for 'the big day' of back to school. We had a blast getting foiled together! I know, I am a sucker. (This picture was taken with my camera phone in the dark, so it's not the best of quality.) She felt so grown up, and of course it's the kind that washes out in a couple of months. I am not prepared either financially or mentally to start a highlighting addiction with this one!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

The start of our BLOG