Wow, looking at this photo makes me remember that crisp cool perfect day in Sedona with my new hubby when all there was to think about was....us.
 There's so much to love about Joe and about and about us. It's funny, the thing that attracted me the most about Joe when I met him is still the same thing that attracts me today. To sum it up in just a few words might confuse an outsider but it means everything to me...he's just Joe! Seven years later, he's got his degree, father of two children, works at a great job, but he's still  just Joe.

He came into my life at the perfect time.

 Happy seven years!!!

Dear Ethan

Dear Ethan,

I just read you a story, said a prayer with you, and kissed you goodnight. You are such a treasure to me. Each day I see you grow and change a little bit. I love how you say things like 'wented' and 'jumpded'. I just giggle inside. I love all the creative things you come up with. Today you walked around the house 'mopping' and holding my old cell phone up to your ear 'talking' to Grandma about the days events. Thank you for letting me enter your world just for a moment. I can say my cup is filled with joy every day because of you. You are my little buddy and such a great big brother to Ivy. You learned how all by yourself and I feel happy knowing that she has you to grow up with. She's a lucky girl.

 Last Friday you got hit by a golf ball in our back yard. I feel so grateful that you were not hit in the head. What a terrible thing that would have been! You were such a brave boy!

You've already lived so much life in your short 3 1/2 years on this earth. You've made me such a proud mommy so many times over. I count you as one of my greatest blessings every day!

I love you so much!



St. George!

We went to St. George this month. We always love our getaways to St. George because there are SO many people we LOVE so much waiting for us there! This time Steve (Joe's Dad) was gracious enough to rent a condo for Laura's Family, Sara's Family, and Our Family to stay in. How fun! It sure saved us some money! It was nice to be able to talk with them every morning and every evening. Joe also has some great friends from high school there who never fail to get together every time we come! So hilarious! I just get happy thinking about it! Here are a few photos that we took whilst we were there. Thank goodness Aunt Jill sent some to me...THANKS JILL!


A couple of other fun events were that Joe and I went to a beautiful session in the St. George temple, and we visited Grandma great's house. (She got hit in the nose by a ball) whilst the kids were playing around her and we all just felt terrible! Ethan called her his 'OLD OLD grandma'. Talk about a downer of a day for her! But she took it all really well! I'm just happy that my children get to meet some of their great grandparents !

This Morning

This morning Ivy decided to sleep in longer this morning which meant that Ethan woke up first. I took the opportunity to crawl into his bed with him and just talk. What a special morning it was to talk and snuggle with my happy, creative, silly three year old. We talked about the glowing stars on his ceiling, and about how toilets work. I wished I could hold onto that moment forever. :)

Glee Live!

Mom and I went to Glee Live 2010!

I've never had more fun at a concert before! I had watch the show all the way up to this point and so seeing the cast live onstage was surreal! Mom and I were rocking out to say the least! I was so pumped when they started the show out with 'don't stop believin' and then I loved 'defying grafity' as well as Lady Gaga's 'bad
romance.' The openers of the show were a dance group called Legion of Extaordinary Dancers (LXD) and they were FABULOUS!


Throughout the show I cried several times because I was just so happy to be there! Leah Michelle is my favorite singer right now:
I loved this season finale of glee. Jesse St. James did Somebody to love while quin had her baby and he did a fabulous job!


Wow! Maybe I'm a Gleek! But I can't wait for next season!


Facebook Update!!

June 3rd: Happy 6 months old to my little blondie ivy! She's got her first tooth and she's getting ready to crawl. It feels like yesterday that she was born!


June 1st: I cannot believe I actually made it through a trip to Walmart without seeing someone I know! Good thing! It was a gray tshirt on gray shorts day with no makeup...

May 31st: Wow...this 7 hour road trip with ivy is great...only a half hour more of screaming and thank goodness for that because I just might have to commit myself. On a side note, Joe peed in a cup.

May 28th: I'm always pleasantly surprised when i shop at the DressBARN considering the name of the store makes me think I'm hearing cows mooing and smelling dung. Isn't the stitching on these capris fabulous?


May 27th: World's most disgusting event. Ethan's grossest act ever. He dropped his gum near a gas station urinal and I'll let you guess what happened next...

May 24th: I was so proud of myself for not eating the krispy Kreme last night that I 'rewarded' myself with one this morning...what gives?!?

May 19th: Am I so redneck for seeing Tupperware and thinking 'makeshift swimming pool' ?


May 17th: I'm debating on whether or not to go outside and kick the person who kept turning on and off their trimmer and woke up my baby!!! Ahhhh!

May 7th: Me: "Ethan come down from there, the sign says NO CLIMBING." Ethan: "Signs don't talk!"

May 7th: Ethan spilled applesauce all over the carpet, but rather than freak out, I just yell for the built in dustbuster: "Barbie!" She sure keeps the carpets clean! Now I just need to teach her to scoop her own poop!


May 1st: It's beautiful days like today at 78 degrees in the shade that help me survive those boiling summer days to come. Love u az!


April 30th: U can't force creativity! But in my line of work sometimes u have to. Maybe a good night's sleep will do the trick.(with the occasional interruptions from my 5 month old...)

April 21st: This is it! So glad Ethan appreciates MJ's beats as much as his mommy.