Friday, December 26, 2008


I really love this time of the year. Christmas always brings my kids together. I love how they play together, speak, and acted. This year Tanner told us the story about Baby Jesus , I really think  he got it this year. McKenna and Emma learned about the gift of giving. They are getting better an better. 

Every year we try to do a new tradition. This year we asked if Santa would help and he said yes. We asked Santa to please write down some things we did go on last year. We also made him some cookies and left a glass of milk. 

I hope every one had a Merry Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

My 100 th post!!!!

I wanted to make this big and GRAND!!! I wanted to make this post something to remember, But I got nothin. You guys are going to have to settle for this. On  Saturday we got to eat breakfast with Santa Here are some pictures. 
Then on Monday we made Ginger bread houses with our kids. 

 Emma had no problem going up to Santa for the candy, But anything beyond that she was not quite sure of !!

If it is pink McKenna will find it. We went to the store to buy a house and came out with a castle.
Mckenna waiting for Santa!!

McKenna seeing Santa will she will have nothing to do with him. 

Tanner and dad making the there house. I think they make a great team. 

I think this is the first year Tanner wanted to seat on Santa's lap. When he was waiting in line he was telling me what he was going to ask Santa for Christmas. The list went on forever, But when it was time he froze. I had to sign to him the things he told me.

Emma did not want to make a house with us, but she did want to eat the candy. She is our sweet tooth in our family.
I hope you guy enjoyed and yes this may be boring to some,  but not to me and my family thank you for spending the time t look and have a Very Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Blessing from above. (wink)

This blessing from above is Conner, 7 years ago I gave birth to our 1st son. Happy Birthday son!! Every year we send off balloons to him. This year we made it a FHE event and tough our kids about the plan of salvation. I don't know if my kids understood but they do know Conner is there brother. Tanner and McKenna talk about if allot.
You might be wounding why I put wink in the title? Lara from overstuffed reminded me about the blessing the lord gives you. I can remember the blessing the Lord gave us during this time. If you would just indulge me I would love to tell my story.

We found out I was pregnant in August 2001. I went to the doctor the next week he informed me that I have been pregnant for about 3 months, at that time he asked me if I wanted to have some blood work done. Now at this time insurance companies would not pay for this tip of blood work. But I still went ahead in doing the blood work. A week latter we got the results and they were not good. Conner was not developing right, half of his stomach was in his unbilicord. We were assigned to a specialist doctor that we knew Rob's insurance would not take. But two days before, UCCU my work was getting better insurance plan but cost a litter bit more. But I also taken off my probation period a month early and received a raise that off set the cost. (WINK, WINK, WINK)
Rob always went to my doctors appointment but there was one appointment that he could not go to. Latter that day I found out my younger brother was having his home coming that week so I had to reschedule. When we came home we went to the last appointment with our regular doctor. There Rob and I heard Conner's last heart beet. Also Rob felt Conner for the fist time. The next day we had to go to the specialist doctor. There he gave us the news Conner had pasted away. (wink wink wink)

Now some of the winks were not winks but full on blessing. I know that this trail was meant for Rob and I. I know the Lord wanted to make it as peaceful as possible and I thank him for that. I hope we can remember the blessing as will as the winks. I know the Lord knows us individually and will always bless us according to our trail.

Happy Birthday Conner we love you!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pictures, pictures, and some more pictures.

Wow I can't believe this month is over. Thanks giving week is over and man has it been busy!!! Here are some pictures. We first kick off the week with going to watch the Jazz game. Rob's work gave him tickets. This is Rob's first game and boy was he spoiled! We were on the first row right behind the Jazz players. When they took the time outs we could see there plays and what they were going to do. The tickets were worth 450.00 a piece. We got free dinner and parking. Rob and I had a blast.

The next set of pictures is Rob and some people in our ward playing Turkey bowl.
This was fun to watch, at first the men were running and really trying to go for the ball. But thing changed about 30 mins into it. If the ball did not come to them they were not about to run for it. Then if they got the first down they just put the ball down, and started the next play, they did not even try to run and make a touch down.

I love this picture Tanner getting ready to kick the ball. He made me go home and get his cleats but I did not mind it made him so happy.

Here are the kids making pies on Thanks Giving. I really want to say that I'm so so thankful for my family. Rob and his love, his understanding, his kindness his willingness to be a wonderful husband and father. I love you so much honey. I'm so thankful for my kids they are so understanding to me and help and remind me that I can be a good mother. Thank you kids I really could not asked for better children. I'm so blessed and thank God every day for all the bless he gives me.

This was on Saturday when my side of the family had Thanks Giving. We had it at our house and I was so busy and for the first time did not take allot of pictures. Here is Alex after eating and Jacob getting ready to leave. All of my kids feel asleep after dinner maybe that is why I didn't take allot.

And on Sunday we drove up to Richfield to go to Robs Uncle and Aunts farewell they are going to Tonga on their mission we wish them the best. I have to say this got me excited to go on ours when we get to that point. I know it is a long long ways away. But it is a goal we are and will be working on.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanks Giving I know I did!

Monday, November 24, 2008

What a great idea.

I was looking around to find some ideas for FHE and found this idea. You cuts out construction-paper turkey feathers and mails them to your relatives. You asks each person to write on a feather what he or she is thankful for that year and then return it to you. On Thanksgiving you read them out loud. what fun I know it is to late to do this but what fun for next year. I did find a fun FHE idea thank you Miriam.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Emma

Happy Birthday Emma!!!
Emma is two years old this year!
Emma loves her Winne the poo blanket, she loves all music just so she can dance. When ever we go anywhere people stop us and say she is so pretty and ALWAYS say same thing about her looooong lashes. Emma loves to paint herself and color every where, she loves to read. Emma we love you so much, every day we that Heaven Father he gave you to us. Our family is so blessed with you. Emma we love you tons and I hope you have the best number 2 Birthday ever!!!

( Emma was Tagged awhile ago you can see it here just some more info on her)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas Cards!!

The Holidays season is here. If you want a special or unique Christmas card Rob is your man. Christmas card that will fit your style. The prices varies depending on what you need,But we will try and keep it in your price range.Spreed the word
Happy Hawley Day's
( this is the only time of the year I get to say that.)
Phone number you can call

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What is going on.

We have been so so busy. On Sunday we were asked to give a talk for this week. The talk is a great one it is by  President Dieter F. Uchtdorf " The Infinite Power Of Hope" the funny thing is we were just given this talk in Relief Society and I was think to myself, "I hope I don't have to give this one" I reread this talk on Sunday tyring to get familiar with it. Not know what the week held for me. 
We have been having some concerns about McKenna her speech, her hearing and her behavior. We went to have her tested for early intervention. But did not expect to hear this. First the good new her IQ is a genius but her behavior does not fit that. All three test show that she has Asperger my heart just dropped. I thought she was just mimicking thing that Tanner did but in a McKenna way. Do to the fact that she tested so high academically she does not qualify for early intervention. I asked them " can't she get in with the fact you guys say she has Aspergers?" again they told me that she is way to smart and I quote. " You can come back when her behavior get worse "  At that point I wanted to cry. "They keep on showing me her scores and telling me again that she did not qualify she was over by one point bring her back in 6 months or so." I began to loss hope and right then I stared to remember the word that I have read,  " the Infinite power of hope, The importance of hope and things we hope in and for. I heard them in my head like someone was reading them to me. I started to cry not for the reason of the test results but for the comforting words I was being giving. 
They also tested McKenna in her hearing which she did not pass so Rob and I went to the hospital the next day and got her retested. Which then she pasted in her left ear but her right ear has a little bit of hearing loss that may come and go this is quit normal. I have to say this was a big relief to hear. 
I have been trying to set goals for myself so today I told myself I would not raise my voice in anger all day long. ( i thought i should take it one day at a  time) . Now by doing this I  I real think I gave my address and all my info out to Satan. 
-1- Emma woke me up at 5:00 
-2- Mckenna went #2 in her underwear and would not let me clean her up. (eventually she let me) 
-3-  Tanner open my bathroom door and let McKenna in and they both got into my make up.
-4- McKenna throw a great tantrum in Target. legs kicking arms flaying and screaming her head off.
-5- Emma mixed up 3 sets of puzzle and made them one right after I cleaned them up. 
the list could go on and on but I did not raise my voice in anger not once. I did discipline them but never raising my voice in anger. 
This gives me hope that I can make it I will not put a red flag up on my door step for Satan to take away my hope. Instead I will put a white flag up for the Lord, I will surrender myself to the Lord and give him my trust, and hope. 

***** Here is what I need from you guys I would love to know what Hope means to you?****
I would love to use it in my talk if you would not mind. 
O and if anyone has any info on Aspergers please do share.

P.S. I also voted for the first time good times.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Will me made it Halloween is over. I really do like Halloween what I hate about it is getting ready for it. 90% of the time I have to get all of the kids ready and most of the times they hate it. I have to say the kids looked really cute and had a great time. We went to Robs work and trick-or-treat. His work go all out in decorations. Then we hit a few house on the way home. Great Grammy was one of them my Grammy rocks she is almost 91 but she never looks over 60. Love you Grammy.

I had to wake the kids up McKenna was not to happy about it.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What a week.

I haven't been blogging because of my last blog. Every moment I have been taking care of McKenna. Good news, she doesn't want to go in her underwear any more. Bad news, she's just holds it.
I've been reading sites on this and asking doctors as well they all tell me to use Miralax. This will be my first day of using it wish me luck.

***I promise the next blog will not be about potty training. ***

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Help me with Potty training.

I need some help to potty train my daughter McKenna. With Tanner I asked my friend Lauren. She was just the ticket that I needed. It took Tanner 3 days and he was done.
McKenna 1 and half.years latter she is still not potty trained. she can go number 1just fine in the toilet, but not number 2. no way. Now I know she can do it I 'v seen her go number 2 but just a hand full of time.
I think I have tried everything. keeping a chart, stickers, candy, taking toys aways, making her clean up her underwear, telling her princess goes to potty in the toilet. not saying anything to her about it and just cleaning her up, getting mad at her and then getting mad at myself, pleading and asking her why she wont go in the toilet. She just looks at me with a glazed look and says nothing. I've tried have Rob help me out with it because dad always means business but that too didn't work.I tried just letting her sit in it and guess what... that didn't work either. I think it bothered me more then it bothered her.
I tried just putting it on hold and putting diapers on her, but she just pulls off her diapers and puts on her underwear. I tried to hide her underwear and she just puts on her pants with out any underwear on and goes number 2 in them. Someone gave me the advice of not using wipe and spray her off in the shower. She hates it but it still isn't working. And I hate doing it to her but I need to replace it with something .I really want to help her go number 2 in the toilet. If anyone has anything please please for love of McKenna and I share. Thank you
O by the ways McKenna is going on 4 years old I would like to put her in preschool and she wants to go but not if it means being potty trained I've tried that too.

Thank you for all the love you have given to me and my family in our times of trail. Love you all.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Things just happen.

If you haven't read my last two blogs before this one you might want too. I had found out that I was pregnant I was only about a month and two weeks into. Last night sadly to say I miscarried. My family and I are doing fine. I'm just a little light headed from time to time. and still pasting stuff ( to much info right). Anyways the doctor told me to take it easy for the next couple of days. So I'll just be sitting around watching "Friends"the movie to Cheer me up. Thank you for getting excited for me and wishing me luck. You guys are great friends and family.
Rob and I thought we should try to explain what happen after the talk
Tanner told me "Don't be sad his baby brother will come soon."
McKenna keep on telling me "I'm going to get my baby McKenna soon but not to soon because she is heaven" I did even think they understood what was going on. This just shows me that they still are close to heaven and remember!
Emma says "Baby brother went bye bye."
Thank you again for all the support you have given me even if it was just for a week or two.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Zoo time.

Can you believe this I think this is the first time Emma went to the zoo, I think I took the kids once a month before Emma was born. With Tanner going to school and us moving we have just had to put going to the zoo on hold. Rob's sister husband, my brother in law took the pictures I think he did a great job.
O I forgot to tell everyone I broke our camera. The lens broke right off. So that will be about 200.- 300.00 dollars. I'm trying to sell some stuff on E-bay and KSL to pay for a new one. I'll set up those links latter. Anyways I forgot how much fun the zoo was, and how much it has changed. We had a great time and will do it again soon.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Oh babies!

As you all know we just moved in. Will our first time we went to our ward was last week.When we got there it was fast Sunday and they were doing a baby blessing of twins. I didn't think anything of it until I started to look around. I'm not kidding I saw twins everywhere. Their were one couple in front of us and they had twins. I turned around and their were not one but two families that had twins. I went into Sunday school and again I saw a different family they had twins.
Rob and I talked about it latter and he told me there was a father in priesthood that had twins. I started to ask around and found out In our ward we have 8 families that have twins and 1 more that has triples WOW.
With that said I also found out that 3 of them had invitro but what about they other's. They said "Theirs something in the water" :- }

I have to laugh , Rob and I just found out we are expecting. Will I only had a little bit of the water before I got pregnant right? Twins or no twins we are sure blessed.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I'm not JUST a stay at home mom!!

My cousin did this on her blog and after today I need to do this. In this world a stay at home mother is sometime viewed as JUST a stay at home mother. I know that I can't change everyone opinions but I need to change mine, and this was the challenged that would do that. I was challenged to make a list of things we feel we are doing well as mothers. I think everyone should do this, so if you are reading this TAG you are it. I really don't like to tag people but one I'm going to make a exception.
I had to really think hard on this one and even had to ask my husband to help. Now I am not perfect at any of these, but I really do feel I'm trying and do a pretty good job at it.

1-I try to teach my kids that they can do it, to try there hardest and if that does not get the job done then they can ask us to help.
2- I teach my kids to except others and never say no to a friend.
3- I try my hardest to teach the home they live in, is and always safe.
4- I teach my kids to be creative.
5- I am good at saying "I love you" to my kids" giving them hugs and kisses. In return they give me hugs and kiss back.
6 -I am also good at helping my kids find out how they are feeling. If they are happy, mad, sad, or,excited. I try and put a name on it. This helps me so I can fit there needs emotionally.
7- I read to my kids daily I think I read about 3 hours a day. Tanner is reading, McKenna knows some site words and staring to sound out words, And Emma she know her alphabet and most of her sound.
8-I try to make them healthy food, and for dinner we all eat as a family.
9- I take they outside and play as much as I can.
10- I try hard to keep in mind where they are in there education.
11- I have been spending 5 min a day with each child and telling them what they mean to dad and I.
12- I teach my kids they can dance. Have you ever heard that saying "dance like no one is watching" we so do that everyday.
13-Rob and I teach our children to pray when ever they need to. I can remember the first time time Tanner, McKenna and even Emma said there first pray,
14- I know when I need a time out, and ask for help.
15- I set goals for myself to be a good mother.
16- I started teaching my kids about the earth and that we need to take care of it.
17-I teach my kids about there Savor, Jesus Christ.
18- I try and change things up and not do the same things over and over again. (Rob said that)
19- I try hard to teach my kids consequences. (Again Rob said that)
Now I may not be perfect but, everyday I try a little bit harder. I would love to hear from you and see what you have to say. After all we are all in this together, and we can build each other up.

Something I would like to teach my kids,
* teach them how to save and the value of money.
*I read this one on my cousin wife blog. Never speaking down to my children " saying they are being brats and or stinker to explain them. I think my kids hear that way to much from me.
*I would like to stop yelling out my kids. Now I don't yell all the time, But when I'm trying to get a point across or just get mad I seem to start yelling. I would love to stop that.
If any one would like to help me or have any tips on helping me please do tell.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Park hopping .

I could not get the kids to look at me all they wanted to do is throw rocks in the river.

Tanner saw me editing the pictures and wanted me to turn him blue.
Blue if you can't guess is his favorite color.

McKenna did not want to get off of this tractor. Luckily there were two more on the playground.

The kids have been so good with the move and everything .I thought I should treat them and go to some Parks. So we went Park hopping we went to three different parks that day. We would have going to more but Tanner had to go to school. I had fun taking pictures of the kids, and the kids had fun playing. It was a great day and they told dad all about each park.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Brummmmm brummmmm!!

I woke up one morning and decide to get out of bed all by myself. Now most of you guys are laughing because you don't know what it is like to get me out of bed. 90% of the time Rob has to pull,drag or coax me out of our bed. Anyways back to the story. So I came out and the kids were saying dad will you make me a car. I laughed and I didn't think anything of it until I saw what he had did. 
Now you have to remember that my husband is a graphic designer so he can draw.I'm not saying that because I can't, but my husband is great at drawing. I have to tell him he can't draw any more for the kids, because they keep on saying "no mom that not good, I want you to draw like dad." Hopefully the kids will get Rob's talent.

Maybe Rob could put this in his portfolio.
He can make pictures out of pancakes. Wonder what job that will land him.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


My sister Becka and I wanted to see the leaves in American Fork Canyon. So on Monday we took the adventure for FHE. Mary and Alex came too. They made tinfoil dinner, but we were running late like always and picked up Wendy's. We all thought this would be a good time to take family pictures. My sister took our family picture and tried bribing my kids with money, It worked with Tanner but no go on McKenna. Good try Becka, I think I'll have to to hire a professional to take a family one. 

My kids have not stopped taking about it. Rob and I will try to make a trip up there again. I really love the fall.