Monday, April 29, 2013

For the beauty of the earth.

I love spring. I've decided I like temple square in the spring with the tulips and blossoms even more (way more, really) than at Christmas with the lights. I think it's so much more appealing. Perfect temperature, smells fantastic, less crowded, let your kid run free on the grass, stop by Rocky Mt Chocolate Factory for a chocolate caramel covered apple, eat it outside near the fountains at City Creek, go buy more chocolate 'cause it was so good you want more and end up spending too much- but it's ok every now and again, eat it outside near the fountains at City Creek, again, wipe off your sticky child, go home and your child goes to bed easily that night 'cause he's tired... ahhhh.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cross your fingers

This year I was ambitious with the small space we have in back. I more than doubled the amount of pots we grew last year. From 4 to 9 to be exact. Hopefully everything grows cause if you were to look at Tito's patch of grass we laid for him last year you'd think it would all be dead in a week. This year we have a patio tomato, cherry tomato, basil, oregano, parsley, thyme, rosemary, a small sweet pepper, spinach, lettuce, 2 strawberry, peas, and green beans. The peas, beans, lettuce and spinach are all from seed and I've never done that before. I'm also waiting just a titch longer to plant some cucumber seeds but honestly I don't know where it will go. Sheesh, last year was only a tomato plant and herbs. I want to have some good early spring,  late summer pictures so I really hope everything does well. I especially want some produce, lots and lots and lots.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

This kid

This kid has been so cute lately.
This kid has been a handful.
This kid has a really good memory.
This kid is 2 years old.
This kid is starting to figure out there is another baby coming.
This kid loves to cuddle.
This kid is has a temper.
This kid is pretty good about negotiating.
This kid loves to pester the dog.
This kid thinks his Dad is pretty cool.
This kid is pretty cool himself.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


I love spring, it's by far my favorite season. I also love Easter, but I don't know what my favorite holiday is.

I got to go spring skiing a few weeks back with my brothers and dad. Seems I only go once a year now. Johnny was sick otherwise he would've gone too :(. I was pretty worn out by the end of the day seeing how i was around 20 weeks pregnant and out of shape.

Here is a pic of baby boy number 2 at 19 weeks.  I'm now 22 weeks.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Little Reminder

I had to speak in sacrament today.  On our way to church I was telling Johnny I hoped my talk made sense as far as the order of things.  His answer reminded me that I married the right man.

"Just don't fart up there and you'll be fine."

He'll always get a laugh out of me.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Seems like we've had more snow this year than recent years.  It keeps snowing before it has a chance to melt. The inversion did hang a round for quite a while and it's finally clear so we went out to play in some fresh snow. Had to have hot chocolate afterward. All Harper wanted, really, were the marshmallows :).

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Drum roll please...

Here it goes. We are so excited, come Aug. 2nd, Harper will have a sibling! I can not tell you how much this boy just needs a buddy.  His mom is a little bit of a recluse and mostly quiet in large crowds, and don't get me wrong, he can do his own thing, but I think he takes a little more after his Dad in this area. He loves being with people.

I've been feeling bad for my family. I haven't cooked much these past 3 months. My stomach turns when I think about food. Can't even open the fridge with out feeling it. Haven't puked thank goodness.  Oh, and ps you know you're pregnant when you cry watching Shark Tank because a stay at home mom scored a deal with a shark for her dipped pretzel business. :/

I do feel I may disappear from the planet after the second comes. I know I'm exaggerating but thats how I feel. Like I said, here it goes.

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Lot Can Happen in Almost a Year

I won't try to bring you completely up to speed. Here are a few things that have happened in 2012 and early 2013.

Johnny got into the MBA program at the UofU and he is currently in his 2nd semester out of 6 I think. It is a two year program including summers so I think that adds up correctly.  I'm glad it's him and not me cause I don't think I would like it one bit.  He is awesome working at LDS Hospital full time as the Unit Education Consultant (I think that's his official title)  and going to school full time.

Harper is 2 and sometimes I don't think there is a mean bone in his body.  Yeah, he has the usual tantrums and occasional experimental hitting but I hope he never learns to really want to hit or push anyone.  The poor guy just got out of the hospital after a 3 1/2 day stay because of an infection that grew in his neck.  They did minor surgery to drain it and it looks like we are in the clear and getting back to normal life.  He is slightly traumatized by the whole experience.  To even try to brush his teeth takes some coaxing. If he is scared or wants to get out of us doing something to him (change a diaper, clip his nails etc.) he has now learned to say "I wan cuddle, I wan cuddle". Poor thing.  It was all very stressful but we are beyond grateful that's all that was wrong with him. Meeting other parents at Primary Children's made you sad to hear they had been there a few days short of a month.  We got out of there in less than a work week!  We are so happy to be home.

We got our poor Tito neutered. Not the most exciting news but I got really sad and nervous for him the day of.  He is perfectly fine. :)

We moved to Sandy, UT.

Johnny and I ran the Pocatello Marathon.  His second time and my first.  We both would like to do another one but with a kid this small and both of us training it made it difficult.   We may have to stagger the years we each train for one.  

Here are a few pictures .....

Baby Boy

Baby Boy