Monday, July 21, 2008


So it was brought to my attention that there were a few oversights in my last blog. Ed would like it stated that he and Linda had Parker for 6 days not 5. And they survived I might add. Parker is a very early riser, so there was not much sleep while he was there.

I also failed to mention Ed's son KIRK. He claims that he did the most work, and no one is arguing. He's 12 and Parker thinks he can do anything. He looks up to him so much. Parker loves Linda and Ed but he always asks if Kirk is going to be around when we go visit. Kirk is very good with Parker and entertains him well. So he gets credit for doing the most stuff with Parker and making the trip as fun as it could possibly be. Ed and Linda get the credit for planning all the activities and be patient with a child that does not know how to sleep in. So here's to a wonderful guy -Kirk that's you- and an incredible family that loves my son!!!!! We love you guys!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Vacation away from parents

So when does a child get old enough to take a vacation away from mom and dad? The answer is 6! Parker is on his way home as I type this from a trip to see our good friends Ed and Linda! He left Wednesday night and is coming home today, Monday. He of course had a great time. Miniature golf, swimming and fishing in the lake, riding go carts, the water park, and what would a vacation be with out a dune buggy and mud? Needless to say the kid had a ball. Its been a little strange around here without him. Its been quiet. Something we are not at all use to. Anyway we are ready to have him home!!!!

The other person who got a vacation away from his parents is my little brother Hyrum. He came and spent two weeks with us and goes home tomorrow. I really wish he could stay longer. We've really enjoyed having him. The kids have loved him. He even volunteered to watch the kids 2 days while he was here and I had to work. Of course he did great and he got the joy of changing his first messy diaper ever. He did so good he got to change two, thanks to little miss Bailey. Since there are 11 years between us it was fun to get to know him on more of an adult level. I just don't think it's fair that the youngest also gets to be the best looking. Sure there's family resemblence but he's definately the looker of the family. He went to youth conference while he was here, and the girls of the stake will be talking about him for along time. I've already been asked why he had to go home and when he's coming back.
So I guess a vacation without mom and dad is a good thing for boys of all ages!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Celebrating 8 GREAT Years!!

Today is Andrew and my eighth anniversary. It's hard to believe eight years have already passed us by. In someways it feels like forever and in other ways it seems like just yesterday. I always thought eight sounded like a lot. It really doesn't seem like it though. Well here's to my incredible husband. No woman could ever have asked for a better man. In this picture we are at a Garth Brooks concert. Andrew HATES country music and he went with me anyway. Now is that true love or what?
I really got really lucky in the husband department. Those of you who really know me, know that there's no way that I deserve a man like Andrew. So, Andrew, thanks for putting up with me and all my craziness. You're the most amazing man I've ever met and I'm glad I get to spend eternity with you!!!

I know everyone is gagging from the mushiness but I've got to say what's true!