2018 Family Moto

35 They were desirous to be baptized as a witness and a testimony that they were willing to serve God with all their hearts; Mosiah 21:35

"Make sure they remember joy yesterday, experience joy today, and anticipate joy tomorrow."

Motherhood Mission Statement

To provide a loving environment that is centered around God and His commandments while effectively teaching my children to love, honor, and respect all Men no matter the race, creed, or background.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Arizona, have you ever seen Fall?

The answer to that question is, "NO"! It has been a very long time since I have seen leaves change color and the cool weather come in so quickly. I wake up each morning and it feels like it is 10 degrees. When in actuality it is almost 40 degrees!! For me, a native Arizona girl, it is quite a treat to feel cool weather in the morning and look at the trees as they slowly change their color. In Arizona, the leaves just fall off in one day without reason. So I took a few pictures to share with those who reside it wonderful Arizona. This is what Fall looks like!

Stephen and I love Halloween and we decided to spend the night carving a pumpkin. I doubt we will get trick-o-treaters but we are sort of in the holiday spirit with our little pumpkin.
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Quick post

Had an ultrasound today... got a great picture! Hard to see, but the baby is rubbing his little eyes. HOW CUTE! I love him already! Also, read the post below...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tent Rock National Monument

Stephen and I had the chance to hike with an ABQ hiking group over the weekend. We drove about 50 miles north of town to the Indian Reservation. As we drove on the dirt road to the hiking area we started seeing some funny shaped rocks. They looked exactly like little Teepee's. We arrived at our destination at about 9:00 AM to see some of the most amazing rock formations. Supposedly, these Tent Rocks are made from sandstone and can only be seen in New Mexico and China (or Turkey). We hiked the 3 miles through a tiny cavern and then up a steep hill to get a nice view from the top. New Mexico is beautiful and I would love to take each of you on this little hike so you can view the Tent Rocks for yourself. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

20 weeks with 20 more to GROW!

Just some pregnancy pictures... enjoy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Blogging instead of Jogging!!

I should be going for a run right now... but I guess that can wait :)

3 Names You Go by...

J. B.

3 Restaurants I Love-

Olive Garden (although not while pregnant)
Panda Express
Papa Johns (I love pizza)

3 Trips to Plan on This Year-

Phoenix for Coopers Wedding
Thanksgiving... hopefully

3 Things I Want Badly-

To be back in Arizona
To own a home again
To be in perfect shape

3 Pets I've had...

Bitsey (my cat)
Rose (my horse)
RC (my horse)
Pepper (family dog)

3 Things I did Yesterday

Gym (upper body day, my favorite)

3 Things I Ate Today...

Enchiladas (thanks to Mikayla from work)
cocoa puffs

3 Fears-

Not being prepared
Unexpected Death

3 Things I Plan on Doing Today

Vacuum apartment

3 Things I Plan on Doing Tomorrow-

Work out (lower body day)
Celebrate because it is Wednesday my favorite day of the week!!

3 Favorite Holidays-

St. Patrick's day (wedding day)

3 Favorite Beverages


3 People I Tag-
Shanan (if she has time... about to have a baby)
Tabitha (she needs to blog more)
Liz (It has been over a month since she posted a blog, so get to it!)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's a.....

Well today I bought my first ever pair of baby clothes. I was a little hesitant, but they were only 99 Cents each so I really couldn't pass them up. Also, Stephen and I have know the baby's gender for a while and according to the doctors there is no way this baby is a girl. YEP! We are having a boy!! I am very excited and I know that all three of my awesome sisters-in-law (who just had boys or are about to have boys) are just as excited as I am. I loved growing up with my cousins, especially my age and my gender!! I was inseparable from my favorite cousin, Lindsey. I know that our boys will have a great time playing together and help each other learn and grow.
I am almost to the official 20 week mark and can't believe this much time has gone by. I feel more and more confident that Stephen and I can take care of a child... we will just have to learn to manage our time a little bit better. I posted a picture of my first purchase... and thanks to my new friend, Andrea, I can now buy with confidence at a really cheap price!!