Saturday, March 4, 2017

Happy 31st Birthday, Ben!!!

Happy Birthday to my best friend and the love of my life!!! I am so glad that you were born and I can't imagine life without you! Thanks so much for all you do and are! You are AMAZING!!!!! I has been SO much fun celebrating you this weekend! I have loved life with you and can't wait for all the adventures we have ahead of us! Happy Birthday, babe! I love you!!!!!


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Our Year in Review 2016!

2016 was a pretty crazy year with deciding to sell our home and pursue building our own home and that crazy pursuit is still an ongoing thing going into 2017. I have not even blogged about our life this past year at all and hope to get catching up one day soon. We are hoping we can finally get things to fall into place and work out, but for now, here are some of our highlights and favorite moments from 2016. Enjoy!
It was a FABULOUS year, and although it was crazy, I believe it will bring about some of our greatest blessings and adventures in the coming year. Cheers to 2017!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Our Very Merry Christmas 2016!

May we always remember the true meaning of Christmas and that sweet and tender baby boy born all those years ago, and may we always treasure the divine gift given to us by our Savior. We are so very blessed and loved.
christmas card 2016!
Christmas Card!! 2016
Christmas Card 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016!

We have so very much to be grateful for! The Gospel, our family, the prospect of being in a home we designed and built ourselves next year, there is so much in our lives or soon-to-be in our lives that I feel overwhelmed with gratitude and love-mostly for these three handsome boys right here!



Happy Thanksgiving family and friends!!!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween 2016!

We had SUPER Halloween dressed up as some of our favorite super heroes. The boys had a BLAST and I would be lying if I didn’t say that Ben and I were having it right along side them. LOVE my handsome heroes!!!

Halloween 2016!

Halloween 2016-1!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Cute Little Jaydenisms: Year Four!

9/28/15-Jayden just strutted over to grab the sucker he has been working on eating for days (he likes to save things for as long as possible), proceeded to put it in his mouth and then pulled it out again creating a loud "pop" sound, then turned to me and in a very grown up voice asked, "So, what's the plan?" He cracks me up!

10/1/15-Lately Jayden has been gushing over how cute everything is. It is not rare to hear: "Oh my goodness Mom! Tristan is soooo cute!", "Mom! Look at this cute Halloween costume!", "Oh! Look at how cute this is Mom!" "Awe! Isn't that so cute, Mom?" "Your clothes are so cute Mom!"...pretty sure he is spending way too much time with me and is in desperate need of some boy time with some friends. Ha ha!

11/13/15-Jayden has been constantly asking about when the snow will be here. Not so he can build a snowman however, but so that he can shovel the driveway.

11/21/15-Jayden got talking about Santa this morning and he has come to the conclusion that Santa's hair fell off of his head and landed on his chin. Gotta love kiddos and their philosophies on life.
12/28/15-Jayden asks a MILLION questions a day! He is so smart and energetic and fun and definitely gives me a run for my money on a daily basis.

2/7/16-Jayden just informed me that he just likes my hair long like "Tangled's" (a.k.a. Rapunzel's) and not short like when it gets cut at the end of the movie, but its okay because he still loves me. (This was the day after I cut 10 inches off of my hair and he saw me for the first time with short hair).

2/14/16-Today at church, Jayden was scared and came and found us in tear's because he did not know his teachers (the Stake Primary Presidency took over so the adults could attend Ward Conference), so I offered to go in and sit with him for a bit. As we were walking out he turned to Ben and said, "but I just want her to come and not you Dad, because she is my favorite!"

4/28/16-I was talking to Jayden about how I was getting rid of Tristan's car seat because it is too old and will not still be good to save for a new baby. Then I asked him if he would like a new baby. He paused to think about it for a moment before responding with, "No, I just want to keep this baby (pointing to Tristan) because I love him very much!" I had to go on to explain that we would always have Tristan in our family, but we could have more babies too. He looked relieved and said that sounded good. He then asked if we were going to have a lot of boys if I have a lot of babies. I told him that we would just have to see who Heavenly Father wants to send to our family. PRECIOUS!!!

5/13/16-Jayden is marching around the house saying “Ladies and Benjamin!” over and over again. Ha ha ha!

6/22/16-Jayden ADORES his "baby"! He came down in tears this morning and said to me through broken up sobs, "I had a bad dream that my baby was gone and we could not find him anywhere." It took a good 15 minutes to calm him down and convince him that Tristan was here and that he was okay. So sad, but so precious at the same time! Tristan has been rubbing his back for the last while trying to love Jayden better like he always does when Jayden is sad. They love each other SO much!!! It melts my heart!

8/18/16-Jayden is SO smart and SO sweet, but he LOVES to push buttons and tease-especially his little brother and he can sure wear me out and give me a run for my money.

9/14/16-Caleb was not eating and was acting super sick the past week ever since we picked the boys up from Ben's parent's after our getaway for Labor Day. He is staying with Ben's parents while we build so I left as soon as I found out to go and see him with the boys. I had Ben on the Bluetooth in our car and had him say a prayer for our Caleb. I was so touched as he prayed for our dog and as I watched Jayden immediately fold his arms, close his eyes, and bow his head. Tristan watche...d his older brother for a moment before folding his arms, closing his eyes, and bowing his head. It was such a tender and precious moment. I told Jayden what happened and the importance of always doing what is right because you never know who is watching and will follow what you do. When we got to Ben's parents, they said Caleb's entire demeanor flipped a 180 as soon as we arrived, but we still took him to the vet the next day.

Heavenly Father was mindful of our family and our Caleb is doing much better. The vet loved Caleb almost as much as Caleb LOVED him. He was so impressed with Caleb and said he had such a great personality for a dog. He had a bad ear infection, but is on the mend and passed his exam with flying colors other than that! We are SO grateful!!!

Happy 5th Birthday, Jayden!!!!!

I can’t believe he is 5!!!!! The time is going by way too fast, but I am so grateful for the memories and time I have gotten to share with this adorable boy thus far. I am torn between wanting to see all the things he will do in life and not wanting him to grow up…we love him so very much!
I hope your day was as WONDERFUL as you are!!!