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Cord, Amberly, Cayden, Kennadi, and Quaid!



Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Getting ready for Christmas, and New House!

Merry Christmas everyone! Times have been crazy around my house, so blogging has not been a top priority. But I will try to update.

We have been having a lot of fun shopping for Christmas. The holidays are always so much better when you have little ones who are so excited. My kids are SO SO ready for Christmas. Its just killing them having to wait. Its kind of like torture putting presents under the tree. THey know they are for them, and they know its something good. Its right there, but they are not allowed to touch them. Its so hard, and they have opened a few of them. But they are getting better and soon it will be time!

So today we finally closed on our house! It has taken us so long to finally find this perfect house for us and to actually buy it! We are so excited. Its like a dream come true. This house is perfect for our family, with so much room for us to grow. I cant believe that this actually happened. We got a heck of a deal with the whole thing. Its amazing. Truely the best Christmas gift ever!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

corn maze, carving pumpkins, and a halloween party!

So, we have been up to some fun things the past couple of weeks. All of this halloween stuff is very fun and exciting when you have little kids that are very into it. So we have been having a lot of fun this year with this holiday. I took the kids to the pumkin patch a couple weeks back, and we had a lot of fun. The kids loved all the animals and little rides they had there. I even had fun with the animals. They must be so use to humans because they are so tame and they dont mind being touched and poked. It was really great.

A few days after going to the pumkin patch we carved pumkins at cords parents house with his dad and sister and brother. They kids....well they were not very into the pumkin guts. In fact, Cayden was pretty much gagging when he saw the pumkin stuff on my hands. He hated it and he hated the way that it smelled. It was pretty funny but I thought he might actually throw up from gagging himself. But cord helped carve Caydens and I helped carve Kennadi's. They turned out really cute!! They may not be prize winning but they are some good looking pumkins and it was really fun to have the family together to do this. The most fun things are the things we do all together.!!

About a week or so after we carved out pumkins, we all went to a ward halloween party. This was fun for the kids. Cayden loved seeing all the other kids costumes and he was very happy to finally get to dress up in his power ranger suit. Kennadi screamed for the first 30 minutes after I put her in her which dress. She hates wearing dresses as it is but this dress what really fluffy and puffy. She really hated it. I felt bad but she looked soooo cute. So the halloween party was really fun too, and they got kind of a warm up for halloween!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe halloween tomomorrow!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm doing what?

So for the past couple weeks, things have been nuts. There are so many things that I feel like need to happen or want to happen. So I am trying to do what I need to do, but knowing what I need to do is not always easy. So Yesterday I finally figured out what I need to do. So I made a few call and filled out some paper work, and I am going to FINALLY go back to school in january. I couldnt feel better about this decision! I have been wanting to go back to school since Kennadi was born, so now just seems like the perfect time to finally go. This really means so much to me. I feel that education is a very important thing and I need to be able to teach my children that. So for now I am just going to for an ADN which is my associates degree in nursing. So wish me luck and I really hope that everything continues to work out in this direction.
Thanks for all the support from the people who are important to me. <3

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Kiddos!!

I just wanted to post a few recent pictures of my adorable kids just to say how proud I am of both of them and how much I love them. These two children are so wonderful, I just dont know what I would do without them. Everyone says that about their kids but I really mean it. With cord working out of town all the time, these children are what get me by. They make me so happy, and they bring meaning into my life. My children are so cute, funny, energetic, and so well behaved. I just cant say enough about them. They mean so much to me and I couldnt be more proud of the both of them. Everytime I look at one or the other, I cant believe that this child is my, that I created it, and that now it is so big and perfect. Its amazing the feelings we feel as mothers. They are the best in the world. Thank you Cayden and Kennadi, you light up my life! <3

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Busy day

Today was just a busy day. This was my first wednesday working and so I was away from my kids for about 4 hours this afternoon. In was good and bad. I thought it would be nice to get away for a while but I ended up misisng my kids! Who would have thought that getting a break would have made me really miss them. It just really makes me realize what great kids I have and how much I love them. What would like be like without my kids? I dont even care to find out.
Today was hump day so now it should all be down hill until cord gets here. Its nice to know that the week is half over. I miss my husband. Being husbandless is harder that it seems. Those women whose husbands come home every night really dont know how lucky they are. Dont take your men for granted. They need to know how much they are loved!!
Its finally bed time and it couldnt have come soon enogh.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Is it really October already? I really cannot beleive the way this year is flying by. Its crazy. Who knew time went so fast once you have children. I hate thinking about time. It makes me sad. I mean, I am excited for our future and for my kids to get older and everything, but I am sad for it too. Cayden will be going to pre school next year. That is so crazy. He is my baby, and even though he is 3 I still think of him like that.

So this week I have really been like a chicken running around with no head on. This has been one of the craziest weeks of my life. Since I was up north all week last week i felt like I got so behind on all my house work and everything I usually do all week. So I have been so busy this week. To top it off i have also been taking care of sick kids and a really sick husband!!! Being mom and wife means doing everything!!! but i wouldnt have it any other way...I wanted to be all caught up by the end of the week, and its friday and I am not done. I have been re painting and re decorationg and re organizing my whole house. Something about fall makes me want to re do everything. I just cant stant clutter and mess. I know I am a little obsessive about it, so in order to stay sane, i just clean and clean. It works for me. So this week has been nuts. I am kind of glad that is about over. Except for cord is going back out of town on monday. So that kinda suck.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Come ON house!

So....we are supposed to be closing on this house finally today. I am just hoping and praying that it actually happens today for real. They have been telling us that we will be closing for the last week and a half. So I am very anxious and I want to move into our new house so bad. So already this morning I have been running around faxing papers and making phone calls trying to get everything in order. I hope all of our efforts pay off soon. I am SO ready to move. Cross your fingers for us!

Cord will be home at about five or six today. My kids are really excited to have their daddy home. They really miss him when he is gone. Kennadi is such a daddys girl. The first day cord left, when he never came home from work, Kennadi stood by our back door and pointed out the window and cryed "dada...dada" It was really sad, it just broke my heart. I cant wait to see the look on her face when Cord walks through the door. She is going to be so happy. Cayden gets really hyper when Cord finally gets home after being gone for weeks at a time. He has not had anyone to wrestle with or play fight with. So when Cord walks through that door, Cayden is ready to pounce on him. I am so happy that my husband and children all love each other so much. I mean of course familys love each other, but its so wonderful when they love and like and miss each other. I am a very lucky wife/mother!

Late Night

Today was another busy. I would think I would be getting use to these busy days but I am not yet. I guess I would rather be busy then bored though. With Cord out of town, being busy is the best way to be. Tonight I watched my friends two kids. They are so sweet, I really wouldnt have minded just keeping them here. Katie is 9 and Tyler is almost 4. So they both get along really well with my kids. We all just love each other. Katie let me braid her hair, that makes me so excited for when Kennadi finally gets long hair. My kids really had fun tonight with some friends here .

Cord will finally come home tomorrow and we should be moving into our new house in Hurricane this weekend. I am so excited to finally move into a house. Its been a long and crazy road to buying a house but I am so happy that we finally have one and things are finally working out. I cant wait until we are all moved in and settled. Life will just be so much easier in a bigger house. Especally a house of our own.