Friday, January 30, 2009


Like any good parents out there, we pulled Jake out of school for the day to have some fun. We decided to go for a drive up to Homestead in Heber to see the ice thingy they make. After a few minutes, the Boyz started a snowball fight. Jake was having so much fun until he got hit in the head by dad. It was so nice to be outside for a change enjoying the sun and fresh air. Afterwards, we went to the Boyz favorite Heber restaurant that features moving trains and a Thomas train table. We love to spend time as a family and cherish these moments of fun and laughter.

Friday, January 23, 2009

He's really gone!

Well, the day is finally here. Josh has headed off to Anaheim, California for the C H A show with Pebbles Inc.  ( If you are wondering what C H A means, I will have to get back to you! It's terrible that I don't know!)   His company goes every year for a trade show with hundreds of other vendors of various products. Most of them being scrapbooking/craft stuff. This year especially, Josh is really proud of his stuff and everybody at the company has been working extra hard to make this years product and booth for the show really  amazing. I will post pictures as I get them. He left today and will set up the booth tomorrow and the show will go from Sunday until Wednesday. They will take the booth down that afternoon, catch a plane that night and he will be back in my arms in the wee hours of the morning. The boyz are bummed to see him go too, but he bought them cool glowing swords before he left so, they will be just fine. Now its just wondering what in the world to do for 5 days without my Joshy.  Absence makes the heart grow fonder right?
Josh you will be missed but I  am already looking forward to your return baby!!! 

Monday, January 19, 2009


I had just got out of the shower and opened the bathroom door to find one of our buckets we use to separate laundry. I didn't think much of it and proceeded to step over it. All of the sudden . . . (A NOISE) came from the bucket that sent me into a leap. A tiny blond head poked out from underneath with a little giggle. It was Kolby! I couldn't believe he could fit in there. Though I don't think he meant to scare me, he sure got my heart racing for a bit.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009


It's that time of year again!!! Show time!!! Mandi and I spent the night together cutting out images for the Pebbles Inc. booth. Mandi took Jake to Salt Lake for a Diabetes checkup today. All I can say is that it is hard to work and concentrate when you know your child is being poked and prodded. I did my best to keep at the TASKS at hand. Mandi lovingly picked me up from work only to spend the rest of the night working. We watched Mamma Mia for the millionth time as we cut and sanded awesome works of art for the trade show booth. Everyone is working so hard to make this show AMAZING!!!
Mandi always comments on my concentration when my tongue is out.
Mandi sat by my side and helped me out with no complaints!
At the table with a job at hand!
But well worth the tedious work!
Mandi told me to go to bed when I started to fall asleep standing up. I wish I could say we got it all done! But we made a dent in the work ahead!!! Thanks Mandi for helping me out and being so supportive!


Monday, January 12, 2009

Best Friends

So, last night we were tucking Kolby into bed and he tells us he wants a hug.  Josh and I lean in to give him one, and he grabs us around the neck and pulls us in close to him and bonks our heads together. It didn't really hurt but Josh and I began to giggle. Then Kolby said in a matter-of-fact kind of way, " You  guys are best friends."  And I must agree!! Josh you are my best good friend and have been from the moment I heard your sweet voice. Just a few reasons why you are my BFF....

1. I love the way you still get "mad" at me for honking the horn at you. (Even though you started that whole thing)

2. Because you still tell me I am cute when I ask you a silly question. ( Although I still say that my comment about the propeller on the car thing was just a joke...)

3. Because you put up with me watching my soap on the days I miss it and let me tell you what's going on even though you couldn't care less! (Oh the drama!!)

4. Because you still "goose" me as I am going up the stairs and then run back down twice as fast when I come after you!

5. And because, even after all these years, you can still make me cry with a sweet note, a kind word or a surprise date night!

 I love our life we have made together and look forward to many many more years of friendship and love with you!! Lobsters forever!!!!!