Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I am proud to present that our Princess Peyton finally has 4 teeth! It only took her 13 months but there they are!:)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Party on Dude

Logan's party was so much fun! We had an amazing Black Spiderman Cake, Tons of friends & family, and lots of amazing presents. Logan had a blast!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Catching one of those CUTE moments

Do you ever have one of the moments where you glance over at your child and you think..."Oh my goodness, that is so cute...HURRY grab the camera."? We had one of those moments on our way home from Grandma's house tonight. Grandma Debbie gave Peyton a Cabbage Patch Doll that was one of her kids when they were growing up. Peyton ADORES it. We didn't realize how much she adored until we glanced back in the car and she was snuggling it and kissing it the whole home. So precious!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

4 Amazing years with my little buddy

Logan is FOUR!! I can hardly believe it or stand it. It feels like he was just a little newborn in my arms. Logan has really been such a joy to be a mommy to. He is super passionate and excited about LIFE in general. His perky spirit rubs off on us all.
Last night when we were talking about his Birthday being today, he looked at me with sad eyes and hugged me and said, "Mommy, I am sorry I am growing up." I told him that's okay. That I will always be his mommy, no matter how old or big he gets. That made him feel better.
He also told me the other day, that when he grows up and moves out, He is going to marry Pey Pey. Now that right there melted this mama's heart. He is such a sweetie pie.
We are celebrating his Birthday on Saturday with a Black Spiderman Bubble Birthday party with lots of Family and Friends joining us. He kept saying to me that today is his "actual" Birthday and he is excited for his Birthday Party on Saturday.
(we let him open a present early...his Black Spiderman costume...don't be surprised if he wears it to his party Saturday ya'll)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


This is how we spent our first day of Fall! It felt more like the first day of Summer....and to top that, the first day of summer in Colorado;) Not Tillamook! It was just beautiful. The kids can't get enough of the pool and the beach was beyond words...BEAUTIFUL!. Warm wind, warm sand, excited kids.....perfect first Fall day. I'll take it;)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cuddle Bug

Now you know that my schedule has slowed down when I actually blog more then one time in a week! I am so loving my schedule. The kids and I have done so many activities this week, I can't even name them all! It's been so awesome!!
The other night, we were relaxing after dinner and Peyton crawled up to daddy and reached for him. She just relaxed and laid down on him. Now those of you who know my family, know that my kids just don't do this. They NEVER sit still. The Lord only blessed me with super active kids, not mellow ones. So I had to run and grab my camera to snatch a picture of this because it was so cute;) It didn't last long, but daddy sure felt honored that Peyton wanted to cuddle on him.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bling Bling Baby

Isn't it BEAUTIFUL????!!!!????!!!! My original wedding band and wedding ring was the bottom ring with diamonds and the super pretty diamond cut ring. Jason surprised me with the second band with all the diamonds on our 5 year anniversary July 24. It is finally all put together and the whole set was redipped in white gold. I got it back a few weeks ago and it was to big so I had to resend it in and it fits like a glove now:) I love it! THANK YOU JASON! You did good!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sometimes is takes a child

On Friday morning, my kids and I ran down to Pacific City to do one of my jobs of the week. On our way down, we saw LOTS of American Flags. Especially when we crossed the bridge in PC. It was covered in them. Logan noticed this and asked what all the flags were for. I told him I wasn't sure, and not remembering the date at the time, I told him I would find out and tell him later. On our way home, it dawned on me the it was Sept. 11. So, I began to tell Logan the story of what happened 4 years before he was born. He was in awe of the story, especially the brave heros of that day and was saddened for those that died. I told him the story probably 4 times when he stopped me and said, "Mommy...we should pray for all the people from 9/11." I smiled at him and with a tears in my eyes, we prayed for the families of those that lost loved ones and for those who survived. Sometimes it takes a child to help us busy adults stop and pray for those in need. I wanted to share this SONG with u. Listen to the words. It really touches your heart.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Soaking up our last few rays of the summer sun.

We are enjoying our last few weeks of summer! Though I have to say, I LOVE FALL! I love the smells, the colors, the pumpkin hunting, the cornmaze going, candy corn, and the beautiful leaves the fall all around us. I started up my spiced orange harvest scentsy this week and Logan put up our Pumpkin windows stickers, just to get us in the mood.
BUT....for that last few days, we have been outside enjoying the warmth. We've been going to the park, jumping on the trampoline like CRAZY, going on bike rides, and playing with our Fred Meyer clearance Summer items! They were having AMAZING deals last week. I enjoy spending my $30 on a TON of fun stuff and cute clothes for the kids.
Logan is going to be 4 in a few weeks. Which, I can hardly believe. He went with me for a ride in the truck tonight and I was realizing what a little man he is now. He told me stories the whole ride and kept saying, "I like checking for buckets with you mom." He is doing many new things too! He is learning to write his name (which is a work in progress...we decided to work on one letter at a time, heehee) and he loves singing that alphabet with Daddy. Next week Awana starts up and in October or November he starts his first swim lessons!! I am super proud of what a great kid he is turning into.
Peyton is a DOLL!!! She is walking, SLASH THAT...RUNNING every where these days. She always wants to be with Logan and it is sweet to see how kind they are with each other. Both of them loves giving each other kisses. She points at everything she wants, which is a new thing for her. It is fun to know what she is thinking for once. She also finally has TWO teeth breaking through. One on top and one on the bottom and the others look like they are coming through soon as well. Our little princess is doing so many new things and her little giggle just warms our heart!
Happy Fall and So long to the end of summer!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

So much faith, so much heart

My mom and dad have been through so much these past 3 years. 3 years ago my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through a MAJOR surgery and chemo for a year. Probably the toughest year of my mom and dad's life. But through it all, I saw my Mom's faith in the Lord grow stronger and stronger. Infact, I think my mom was more concerned about us and Logan, then she ever was about herself.
A month ago, my mom had a little piece of skin removed from her face. She takes every bit of care for herself now, wants everything to be checked out and doing good. When you go through something like Breast cancer, it makes you see how quickly something can spread and how deadly it really can be. My mom was so lucky they caught her breast cancer in time and we thank the Lord for that.
She had a biopsy done on the skin and they found that it was cancerous. Cancer caused from the sun. They need to either remove it or she needed radiation. After already doing Chemo for a year...she opted out and chose removal instead.
She had the surgery Tuesday morning and they had to go in 4 different times to get all the cancer. This was a super long day for my mom and my dad (and all of us). They have gotten all the cancer out, To GOD BE THE GLORY. Please be praying for my mom and that she will have a super fast recovery. As you can imagine, it's hard to hide this surgery from the world do to it being on her beautiful face but we trust that God is in Control and has a plan through all of this.
My mom is a super strong woman and I know that it is only because she trusts in the Lord with her whole heart. My mom is sure a wonderful example for me.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

4 Beautiful Generations

This weekend, our church had our Old Fashioned Sunday. It was such a special time! My Grandma June, Grandpa Dennis, Aunt Kim, and Aunt Debbie as well as my Grandpa Jack and my Grandma Norma came down to help out and the sisters all sang together. For one song mom wanted Grandma June and I to sing with them. As we went up, my Grandma June said, "Bring special will that be?" And it really was. Peyton sang along with us with her sweet lil voice. It was such a special weekend. I soaked in all my family time.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

What he'll do for a laugh.

My aunt sent this cute ballerina outfit to Peyton when she was born. A few weeks back, I found these cute wings. I thought for sure Peyton would look WAY cute in this for Halloween. WELL...she isn't to fond of it yet and just tries to rip it all off. So, Logan entertained us with pretending he was Tinkerbell the other night;) He was enjoying himself indeed.