Thursday, October 16, 2008


Football season is a fun one around our house. I didn't grow up with older brothers or a dad that was a sports fanatic. So, needless to say I don't know much about sports, but with a teenage son I'm quickly learning. I have to take crash courses on football each week when Kade has a game. And I must admit it's more complicated than it appears. Most of you will laugh, but I didn't realized it had such strategy. I didn't realize they planned out their plays. I just thought they flew by the seat of their pants and did whatever they could in the heat of the moment. :) I'm starting to learn each players role in the game, and that where they stand in a play defines what position they are playing. And although I don't know squat about sports I enjoy watching Kade play. And, I know I'm his mother who knows nothing about sports, but I think he's pretty darn good. This week he earned "the hammer", which is given to the MVP of the game.
The two sports Kade enjoys the most are football and wrestling. And although I love to watch him, sometimes it's hard. Football is brutal. Right now his thumb nail is bruised, his bottom thumb knuckles are twice their original size, he's bruised up and down his arms, his ankle hurts and the list goes on and on. And when wrestling season comes I hold my breath the whole time he's wrestling as it looks like he's being choked out and is fighting for air. I'm glad he loves it....I guess?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My BYU Boys

As a mother I love to watch my husband in action as a father to my kids. As Kade gets older it's fun to watch him and Aaron enjoy time with each other. They have good talks about what's going on in the world and life. They talk sports, politics, cars, future plans and life. Every Saturday, when BYU has a home game, they enjoy the day out together watching a good game of football. It makes me happy to see them spend time together to bond as father and son.

Girls night out

This past year some of my best friends from high school have reunited. We now get together every other month for a girls night. This month we had a girls overnighter at my cabin. We had so much fun, talking, eating, painting nails, looking at old photo's, eating more, laughing, reminiscing, and just enjoying each others company. It's always refreshing to be in the company of good girl friends for a night away. It's been so much fun to reunite and catch up on each others lives. Although all our lives have taken many different paths, we still enjoy each other, and give each other support and friendship. I'm so blessed to have so many great friends in my life. I love my gal pals.

Friday, October 10, 2008

It's Autumn Time

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, I know there are only 4. So, I actually think it's the change of seasons I enjoy so much. It's always refreshing to have change after a blistering summer, or bitter winter. There's such a short period of time you can enjoy the changing leaves and good weather at the same time, and we did it. We made it up Tibble Fork Canyon in perfect timing. It was beautiful.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ok I'm giving in.

I've tried to hold out and not be a "blogger", but I'm giving in.

No in all seriousness , I've always thought blogging was a fun way to keep in touch with family and friends. And, most of all an awesome way to journal. I'm horrible at journaling like I should, and I feel like a slacker of a mom and wife when I see others scrap booking so diligently. (Scrap booking is not for me. It is way too creative, and overwhelms me. I have Kade's scrapbook up to age 2.... only 12 years behind, if that tells you anything). However, I love taking pictures of my kids and sharing our events with the ones we love. So I'm committing to try harder at journaling our family events.

A brief introduction to our family. Aaron and I have been married 14 years next month. Aaron works as a police officer, and I work as an emergency room, and hospice nurse. We have 3 busy, and spread out kids. A 13 year old son, Kade. A 8 year old daughter, Ellie. And, a 3 month old son, Zac. I must admit it is much harder parenting a newborn and teenager at the same time. I drag my poor newborn around to all the teenage events, because currently I'm still the taxi, and Kade's become much more active with needing to run around. Football practices and games, to and from friends houses, movies, dinner, parties, fishing, boating, 4-wheeling, high school sporting events, and the list goes on and on. I don't think Zac will ever get an uninterrupted nap.

So, now that I've taken the step to set up a blog spot I will hopefully keep it up to date. And I hope I can learn to operate such a technical site :).