Sunday, February 23, 2014

This Month at the Seal's

Visiting our newest neice, Sophie. My sister Cindy had
 her via C-section last Wednesday. She's a doll!

Lots of School projects.
(100 cheerios for 100 days of school)

Sunday afternoon naps.

Valentines dinner with the boys I love most.

Being really handsome.

And funny.

Being awesome at all things school.

Being in awe at all Justin cooks. This meal 
doesn't come close to what he usually does.
(Philly Cheese Steak with Au Jus)

Friend play-dates. Always at our house, because
 how do you ask if your kid can go to theirs?!

Occasionally posting a favorite pic on Instagram.

Hanging with "gramma" as often as possible.

Attempting to cutify the house, and 
wondering if it will ever fully happen.
Playing in the snow, although today was playing with the 
rocks because the snow has melted, and it was nice and warm!
Which is a dream come true for me!!


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Love from My 6 Year-Old

 I just wanted to post a few recent pictures of my favorite little man, and say that he is the sweetest and kindest kid I know. Last Sunday morning Justin told me that Caleb, age 6, was fasting and praying for me to get better from being the "long sick." I literally teared up, and  felt quite emotional. This kid cannot go 20 minutes without food! He said he was going to fast during breakfast, and not eat until lunch after church, at noon. I immediately started praying for him, so he'd be able to make it, with limited stomach pain and discomfort. He did have a lot of stomach pains, but he did it, my son is incredible I tell ya!

Reading Time


 Christmas Time

Saturday, December 21, 2013

A Precious Conversation

This is a conversation I really enjoyed with Caleb while driving him to school this morning:

C: "Mommy, it's really hard for you to take care of me, since you're the 'long sick', huh?" (That's what he calls my autoimmune/digestive opposed to the "short sick", which would be a cold, etc.)

M: "'s a little bit hard, but I think I do pretty good. My sickness is why we only have one child."

C: "But you guys only wanted one kid."

M: "Umm..well actually we wanted more. I think two sounds perfect, but daddy and I are very happy with just you."

C: "When I grow up, I'm going to have two kids. And the older one is going to drive the younger one to school."

M: "Really? Your kids are going to have to be pretty spaced out in ages, aren't they?"

C: "Well, actually they have to walk to school." 

M: "Wo, you're a MEAN dad!" (jokingly of course.)

C: "But actally I'm going to walk with them to school, and we're going to live close to the school."

M: "Oh Really! (Amused, because he is so detailed about his future kids)..And what are you're kids names going to be Caleb?"

C: "Doober and Goober!!!"

And then we laughed and laughed.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Goodbye Summer, Hello School! (Rhyming Style)

Goodbye summer, and hats in the sun...

Goodbye camping and lakes for fun...

Goodbye Grandma, momma and dad...

Goodbye sunbleached hair so rad...

 Goodbye table cards....

With the Fam by the Dam...

Hello school year, just like BAM!!!

Hello Backpack....

Early Morns and...


Goodbye Relaxation, hope this ends!!!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer Schmorgisboard

Schmorgisboard: a large quantity of something with diverse variation,  
(on a board or blog.)

I'm not really proud of the way that I have been blogging lately...sparse and sporadic. I'm blaming it on the phone Justin got me for mother's day, because that's what I always use for my internet needs lately, but
I can't figure out if it's possible to blog from there. I love the feeling of finishing a good blog post, so I am going to start doing it more often again.(You'll see!)
P.S. I know some of these pictures are from a few months ago, but our blog is our memory spot, so I just have to fit in the oldies that have been left out! (aka, my birthday)

My 32nd birthday, a party at aunt Maradee's house 
b/c it was Tevan's birthday too!

And I had another party that night, this time at my parents house.

 Our thing this summer has been going to splash parks. Caleb and I got a little lost going to one in Bountiful with my family, and this little street sign was the only good thing about our detour.

Caleb loves wearing his "U" hat and shirt. 
He dressed himself like this before I even woke up!

On (most) Wednesday's, we go to my mom's house 
and visit while the kiddos run wild. 
(Am I spoiled with 3 sisters, and 4 sis-in-laws? I think so!)

This is my niece Maddie and I when several of us 
went to the pool at their apartment.

Caleb and I went on an evening run to Winco. I told him to put on his jammies before we left, and these are the ones he chose, with crocs.

These are some pictures from our recent family reunion trip to Snowbird with the Densley's. Sorry about the fuzzy ones via my cropping.

Me and Jenny

Off the deck of our room, by Justin.

Caleb's Dennis the Menace hair. My favorite do on him.

A leisurely walk, in the rain!

Every kids hot cocoa by the lobby.

The three blondies.
(with Kortnie and her friend Taylor)

This wasn't staged, we were really sitting like this.

Little Diva's.

It is so beautiful up there!

And lastly, a mommy-son day at the West Jordan pool. We ran into a lot of inconveniences that afternoon (like how a kid pooped in the pool 15 minutes after Caleb got in, and he had to sit out with me for 30 minutes! Also they have no lawn chairs, super non-comf!)
But at least we got a fun pic and memory out of it. :)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

One Small Happy Family

today I decided I need to blog anyway! I have a bunch of pictures from various sources that I've needed to get on here, so here you have it. 
A few of our moments among the last couple of months. (Some of the pics are a little blurry, via my new phone/mothers day present from Justin.)

Baby McKenna was blessed (sister Sheila's 6th)


We went to the Aquarium with our friend Noell.

This is the start of our kitchen remodel, our low ceilings are now vaulted! 
We love it....more changes to come.

We went to the Great Salt Lake last month because Justin had never, ever been!

We handed Caleb the camera and look what we saw when he handed it back! He's a pro.
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Caleb was so excited when we got to the water and he started splashing and laughing...for about 10 seconds until the salt water started stinging his eczema. Then his laughter turned to bawling, and we had to leave. But he cheered up when we told him we were going to dinner.

Ally Gal got her hair cut, and I think it looks cutest when she does absolutely nothing with it. 
Why do I love short hair so much? I just do.

Kids will be kids.

Free Fishing Day! We met up with my sis Sheila and her fam at East Canyon Reservior. 
Good times.

Lastly, my oldest sis Krystal got married 2 weeks ago.

It was a wonderful day!