mom of four, wife to one, life is good

Thursday, October 20, 2011

First day of School 2011

 How is Andrew in the 3rd grade?  His teacher this year is Mrs. Baur and he is out in a portable for the first time.  He likes his teacher, her name is Andrea and she is from Texas.  The best part is she doesn't believe in sending home a load of homework, yay!  It takes Andrew a couple of weeks to adjust to a new school year, but is doing great now.  Already he has made improvements with his reading.  He loves learning about World War II so we have gone through a lot of stories with him.  He earns "Cool Kid" points at school and the other day he told me that he and the girl next to him share their points so they can get better stuff.  He is a clever kid and I am proud of him.
 Ella is now going to school all day with her brother and she loves it.  Her teacher is Mrs. Barbano and her best friend is in her class, lucky girl.  She loves taking her lunch and going out to recess.  She is always happy to go to school in the morning and happy when she returns.  Which is very refreshing!  Ella is great at making friends.  She is making progress with her reading too, I'm hoping to get her to love reading so it's not a struggle.
Time sure does fly, I'm trying to keep up.  Sure do love these two kiddos :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

I have a Cub Scout

This last pack meeting Andrew earned his Wolf in cub scouts.  I am pretty clueless when it comes to scouts and I am grateful for Steve who takes the time to help Andrew.  Lucky kid gets to go to scouts with a great group of crazy 8 year olds!  We are proud of you Drew, good job!

Friday, October 7, 2011


Ya pretty much this kid is the cutest

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hiking the Y

I'm tellin ya, Steve is a fun dad. One evening he said "I want to take the kids to hike the Y." I said "That would be fun. When?" His reply "Now." So he rounded up the kids and a couple of the nieghbor kids and took them "down ta" Provo. One of the boys is a major Ute fan so its up to the U next time.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

tupper where??

This is where I keep my tupperware. Do you see a problem?? How is it that I have all lids and no bowls? I have no clue where my stuff goes but eventually it all disappears!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

some of summer

Andrew and Ella got to be in a childrens pioneer parade downtown around the 4th. Steve walked with them and Ivy, Owen and I watched. This is the only picture I got because I had Owen in my arms and Ivy on my leg the whole time. I think they had fun :)
The hospital has a swim party and dinner each summer and thanks to Grandpa Warner we get to go. The kids loved the swimming and the food was great.
I thinks she looks so cute in her "wimsuit"
Marcia and Owen
Love this picture
Beautiful day up at Silver Lake
bad lighting but oh well

Even with baby Owen we managed to do a few things as a family this summer. Mostly Steve took the kids out and about to movies, dinners, hiking, the park. It was so great of him to keep them busy while I was busy with baby. But to be honest after a while I missed my family! and I was tired of being left behind. I am already looking forward to next summer when things will hopefully be a little easier.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Owen's Blessing Day

(I ran around at the last moment with my camera and this is what I got... no family picture duh! I think Larry has some and so does Kate...maybe I will get those later)

Owen was blessed August 7th by his dad Steve. It was really a beautiful day and I was so glad to have family and friends around. I am grateful for Steve and the blessing he gave. Marcia was very thoughtful and wrote down what was said...
Recognize the gift of the Holy Ghost and its power in your life: use it, follow it, learn from it. Grow in the gospel. Turn to the scriptures, pray. Blessed with a kind heart, serve others, especially family. Prepare to receive priesthood. Prepare for a mission. Blessed in schooling, ask questions. Understand gospel and strive to gain a testimony.
I am so grateful to know why we are here on the earth. I know I have a Heavenly Father. I know that His son Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. I know that if we follow Christ and what he taught that we will have joy.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

ok game on

This is gonna take me a while to get caught up.... but well worth it I hope. I have tried keeping up this blog so my family would have a journal, and so with that I better get back to it! Lets see now, Owen came to us in June and it has been a major whirlwind since. He is wonderful and completes us beautifully, kids love him and have welcomed him so nicely too. I have to say that I was quite naive to think that life would go on as usual and I could pick right back up. Life is now officially busy and I don't think it will ever be the same. Slowly I have been able to add a few things to my list to accomplish, but try not to stress to much when I just can't do it. Some things will have to wait. So here are a few pictures of my baby Owen and soon to follow will be what we have been up to the last few months.

Friday, June 24, 2011

36 weeks and 4 days, June 9, 2011

So it was a Thursday, the kids had just finished up school the day before and we were off to the mall to get gifts for their teachers. After the mall we stopped off at Wendy's and then headed home so I could get ready and go out with my good friend Jenny. It was Jenny's birthday and we were just going to do a little shopping, get a treat, and chat. Rachel came to babysit and I headed out with Jenny. We went to those cute old houses on Pioneer St. in Draper and looked around. Afterwards we went to Golden Spoon and then took our treat home to eat it. Now at this point I was feeling a little funky. I thought for a moment in the car that I might throw up but that passed. I was having contractions but that wasn't unusual. We took our yogurt to Kathy's house (long story) and sat on her couch eating and chatting. I actually talked about what else I needed for baby, I was not ready. And then the first big contraction hit, my eyes watered and I was like ouch.... and then I had another one. I said to Jenny that I should probably start paying attention to what was happening. So we got up to head to my house which was just across the street. When we walked in the door I felt what I thought was my water breaking. Jenny said no, that's blood hun. So after a quick change and a prayer Jenny and I were off to the hospital. I called Steve to let him know and he met us there just a few minutes after we arrived. So what was the blood about? It kept coming, they were weighing the pads, it was kind of nuts. My doctor arrived, he is amazing and I am grateful for him, he was calm and just great. He told me that my placenta had torn away and that is why I was bleeding so much. He also assured me that I would be fine, the baby was fine, and since I was progressing he wanted to wait and not rush into a C section. The bleeding slowed and pretty much stopped. I got my epidural, yay! My mom, Peter, and Ashley came. We hung out, laughed, listened to a girl go through natural childbirth in the next room (heinous!), teased the nurses, and after 3 hours and 42 minutes from arriving at the hospital I had a baby! So on June 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm our baby boy Owen Benjamin was born! He weighed 6 lbs 10 oz, and was 19 inches long. He was beautiful, perfect, healthy, and so calm. It was such a fun, crazy, exciting day. What a blessing that the bleeding stopped. What a blessing that I was able to have my family there. What a blessing that my dearest friend Jenny could be apart of it (and on her birthday!). What a blessing to have such an awesome husband that is so loving and supportive. What a blessing to have great neighbors that I trust with my kids. And what a blessing to have Owen arrive when he did. I am so grateful for him. He is an angel. When I think of this day I think "that was so fun!".