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Monday, January 25, 2010

HAPPY NEWS!!!!

No we are not expecting another child at this time.  Our happy news is that we are going to be having a temple in PAYSON!!!!!  I can't get over the fact that for more than half of my life there has been this silly rumor that there will be a temple in Payson, and it has never happened, until today!!!  I'm so thrilled that there will be one so close to us and that we can visit often with our boys and that they will be able to help out in so many ways that it boggles my mind right now.  I can't wait to help out with the open house and whatever else they need.  I'm so excited if you couldn't tell.  I loved having a temple really close when I was at school in Ephraim as well as in Logan were you were moments away.  Not to say that Provo is sooooo far away, but to have a temple less than 5 minutes away is amazing!!!  It's definitely an answer to my prayers and will be such a blessing to have, not only for me but for my family.  Daxton is way excited for the temple and he loves the song, "I love to see the Temple!"  Anyway, I just thought that I would share a little bit of happiness and pass it on to you!


“Temples answer those soul-searching questions of the purpose of life, of why we are here and where we are going. They are sanctuaries from the storms of life and bless the lives of members of the Church who worship within their sacred walls,” said President Monson.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

What a month!!!

I have some of the silliest boys around. They are constantly making "piles" of everything in their room. From blankets and pillows to stuffed animals and even their beds. I'm constantly getting after them for pulling their mattresses off of their bed, but doesn't always mean that they obey everytime. They now start to bring their "piles" into the front room, which I don't really like either, but it's hard to argue when they are playing so well. I'm glad that they love to play with each other and hope that they will always remember that friends come and go, but family will always be there. That's something that my mom taught me growing up and I want to pass that down, because I know that that little phrase and helped me and my siblings, especially my sisters and I, become the best of friends.
Bad picture of Hayden but he loves to walk around and show off. He's a sweetie!

Daxton makes me laugh. I was talking to my sister and I turned around and there was Daxton sitting in the basket on the chair. He's my lil gymnist who is very flexible and amazes me with what he can get himself into.

A rough day and he CRASHED!!! Lately I will talk to him and then for a couple of minutes do something else, turn around and BOOM he's asleep. He won't sleep in his bed anymore, but will sleep on the couch watching a show. Usually it's around 3:30 and wakes up around 4:30 to 5 pm and won't sleep at night. Lil stinker!

Hayden has been sick a few times this month. Poor guy!! He had strep at the beginning of the month along with Daxton. Then Corbin got it later that week. A couple weeks later, boom, he's got an ear infection. He has been so sick the last couple of days. It makes me so sad to see him in so much pain. He crashed around 7pm last night on the couch. Sweet picture!! I feel so bad for him. Now that he's got the antibiotic in his system a little bit, he's much better and sleeping a lot better.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Corbin Falling asleep at Wal-Mart!

So we were shopping for a few items at the grocery store and Corbin was almost asleep when we got to the store, which was not good. But he was starting to nod off in the cart and it was HILARIOUS!!! Hope you enjoy!
video

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Winter Break Adventure

The day after Christmas is my nephew, Joseph's Birthday! So we were invited to go to Chuck-e-Cheese to celebrate with him. The boys had a BLAST!!! Sorry the picture below is so blurry, but that's the birthday boy blowing out the candle for his birthday.

The boys had a blast just playing around and having fun and picking new games to play. I even played the one were you try to stop the light right in front of you and you get a lot of tickets. Well that's exactly what happened (after the 5th or 6th time) but I got the lot of it and Daxton was amazed.
Here is Hayden, with a really red nose from falling off the couch and getting a rug burn. So sad!!

Corbin and Hayden on a little ride!

All 3 boys in a Jeep and not sure if they like it, except for Corbin who loves adventure and anything opposite of Daxton.

Hayden tired and exhausted after a LONG 3 days!

We watched my sister's boys for her so that her and her husband could have a little bit of a break and to celebrate their anniversary and get other shopping done. In return she watched our boys the next day for a few hours so that Mat and I could have a break and go on a much needed date. We went up to Orem on a snowy Tuesday and watched AVATAR!!! Such a great movie! Would love to see it again in 3-D. We went to Five-Guys, amazing! And then for dessert we went to Farrs Ice Cream place. It was a cool, modern, self-serve yogurt place and was really good. We picked up the kids and relaxed playing the Wii Sports Resorts! Thank you Apryl and Dave for watching our boys and letting us have a little break.
Wednesday, our BIG ADVENTURE!!!! We went up to see Mat's parents since we were not able to spend a whole lot of personal time with them on Christmas day and to give Mat's mom her birthday present. I made a book for her of our camping trip we did with them at Ferron Mountain this last August. It was amazing and very rewarding to see her face when she saw that I made her a book from Heritage Maker. We also brought up a present that "Santa" left at Grandma's house and we could see for Corbin. Corbin was upset that Santa didn't bring him any underwear for Christmas and so we bought him some, wrapped it up and quickly put it under Grandma's tree. Corbin was SO excited to get underwear for Christmas and was insistant that he put it on right away. And we had no accidents that day, however, the next day was a struggle and has been ever since. He's not quite ready for potty training yet. He will go, but not completely and only does for the treats that he gets. He knows that there is a bigger reward, a toy that he picked out with daddy, but yeah not yet. Anyway, it was snowing pretty good off and on that day and we were planning on going up to see the lights at Temple Square and take TRAX up there.
Well, we made it up there and had a great time. The boys loved the ride up on Trax and enjoyed the lights at Temple Square. We made it up there earlier in November, but we didn't take any pictures. We went with my brother and his family and my sister Apryl and her family along with my parents. We had quite the crew up there. The boys had a blast being up there with their cousins and it was right before my brother Jared went back home to Idaho Falls. This time it was snowing and snowing hard. It was a lot warmer this time, but boy was there a lot of snow.

We did get quite a few pretty shots with the camera. Here we are at the Reflection pool.


The Salt Lake Temple and snow. It was really pretty and we had a pretty good time.

Yes it's Daxton with Hayden. Silly boy! We were able to go into the Tabernacle and see a Polynesian dance program that was going on. It was really cool. I wish that my boys were a little less restless or else I could have stayed in there to see the other events that were coming up like, Japanese drumming, Hungarian Dancers and others. Oh well.

Trax on the way up to Temple Square. The boys had a great time. Corbin kept saying that it was not working every time they would stop at a different station. It was hilarious!

My boys!
All in all it was a great time. Hayden did get very onrey when we were about done and started just crying and we were not sure what to do. So we went inside the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and he was still crying. We got him out of his snowsuit and he just had his warm fleece outfit on and was still crying so we just were on our way out when the Sister serving there looked at him and he calmed down and looked at her. She asked what was wrong and then he grab his blanket, started sucking his thumb and calmed right down. I think it was that she was kind, gentle and loving and looked a lot like my mom with the short, gray, spikey hair. After that he was fine for the rest of the night. Corbin fell asleep on the way back down to the Sandy station and we came home!! What an ADVENTURE!!!

Love between Uncle and Nephew!

Okay, Corbin has a very interesting relationship with my brother-in-law Casey. Corbin loves to play with Casey in a fighting way and loves to tease Casey, who inturn teases Corbin back. Well, on Christmas Day after we had a great meal and spent a few minutes figuring out what games to play and such we look over and see that Casey has fallen asleep on the couch. As part of Corbin's toolbox he got a drill with it and decided to try it out on Casey, who slept through it. It was HILARIOUS!!!!


Here is Corbin and Casey fighting. Sword vs gun?!?! Sword wins!

HE HAS CONQUERED ALL!!!
Corbin makes me laugh and smile everyday with just the littlest things he does and says! Thanks Corbin for making my day!



Christmas Update

Alrighty!! Here we go reminiscing about our Christmas Break! It was such a nice break, too. Mat was off of work for the week and a half because his company was doing a furlough, but they were able to use their PTO (that wasn't going over to the next year anyway) to pay for the break. So Mat got a week and a half paid vacation. It was nice to have him around. Mat started the break with us on Christmas Eve. It was a fairly relaxing day, even though we were having most of my family over that night for dinner and Christmas Caroling. That's the tradition my parents started a long time ago to get my brothers tuckered out and ready for bed at a decent hour and it's been a tradition ever since. It was a lot of fun to go caroling. It was our biggest crowd ever!! We had 22 carolers (kids included). We were missing only 2 of my siblings and their family. We have a total of 31 until my sister and sister-in-law have their babies in the next few months. HOORAY!!! Anyway, after caroling we played a few games, had our ELF come and drop off our new PJ's and sent the boys off to bed after they put out the Reindeer food on the lawn so that Santa would remember to stop by our house. We set the cookies and juice out for Santa and UH, the boys were down!!!! Hayden fell asleep on my lap as we were driving around caroling and slept for a total of 12 hours. Tired lil boy!


Hayden on Christmas Day walking around and playing with the hammer that came with a toolbox for Corbin. Hayden is now walking around like CRAZY and started walking around more comfortable the week of Christmas and now is starting to run. It makes life more interesting.
On Christmas morning we got woken up by Daxton at 7am and was SOOOOO excited for Christmas! We had to wait until Corbin was up, though and that was pretty tough for Daxton who couldn't wait to see what Santa brought them. Finally, we told him that we would wait until 7:30 until we woke up Corbin, and right at 7:30 Corbin woke up on his own. The boys ran downstairs and were very excited to see what Santa brought them.
The boys in their matching ELF pjs.

Hayden with a new toy that lasted for about 5 minutes of his interest and that was about it.


Corbin with his new sword that he asked Santa for and Daxton with a BUZZ Lightyear toy from Santa.



The many presents for the boys and the smiles that came with them were what you look forward to seeing each time. It was a great Christmas! Mat and I didn't get much for each other, we looked forward and wanted more for our boys! The best part of Christmas is to see the smiles on the kids faces and them not complaining (until there are no more presents to open).
After we had our Sausage Bake for breakfast we got ourselves dressed and ready to head up to Mat's parent's house and spent a few hours up there with them and a few of their cousins. It was a great time and very relaxing. We came back and spent a little time by ourselves before my family came back over for our traditional Christmas Dinner at my parent's house, and then played games.





Thursday, January 7, 2010

Heritage Makers video

So many of you do not know what Heritage Makers is, soooo.............. I have a little video for you look at.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TqeT8q80l8

This will give you a little insight to what I love about Heritage Makers and the benefits of preserving our memories into books much easier than scrapbooking, but just as beautiful in less time.

P.S. I will update you all on our Christmas holiday vacation, which was wonderful by the way.