August 22, 2014

Our 20th wedding anniversary!!

Then and Now..:-)

This is so very true!!  We had a wonderful annivesary!! 2014 has been a great year for us and we have grown closer then we ever have.  I sure love my family and feel very blessed that Ron and I have made it through some very hard times.

May 15, 2014

Happy Birthday to me Part 1 and 2

My family is wonderful!! I was greeted down stirs this morning with amazing decorations and flowers  and for Breakfast there was a plate of Chocolate covered Strawberry's. 
For lunch my sweet friend Gretchen took me out to a wonderful Thai restaurant.  We had a great time.. :-)

Oh Ron and the Kids are so good to me.  We had such a wonderful night.  I can't believe what good shoppers they are!  It was so nice on a week night to spend time with them.  We are all so busy with different activities it is rare on a weeknight to be able to get together and hang out.
My Honey always does such a wonderful job with parties.  I felt super special on my Birthday!

April 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Ronny!!

We had a wonderful Party for Ron and celebrated him all weekend.
I love this man with all my heart!!

They love there Daddy!!  I made his favorite homemade Carrot Cake!

February 21, 2014

Daddy Daughter Date Night~ 2014

My Beautiful Madison with My handsome husband at the Daddy Daughter Dance..  As always they had a blast.  This was there 10th time going!!  Can't believe how time flies.

January 25, 2014

Christmas ~ 2013

Early Christmas Morning.  We had a wonderful Christmas.

What a sweet tender heart Ron has.  This picture has me melting as I remember the warm feelings in the room when Madison opened this very special gift from her Dad.  A beautiful jewelry box with a special message from him engraved on it. Madison was so touched it brought tears to her eyes and her sweet Dad got all teared up giving it to her.  This is a gift she will never forget.
I was so glad Ron got this picture.  Mason loves to Kiss his little Brother.  :-)  Being they are 7 yrs apart Christmas was fun as Bryson still believes in Santa and Mason was so good at not telling him Santa is mom and dad. 

December 20, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving... Dinner was amazing and it's so wonderful having my family all here.  I have felt ever so blessed this year. 

November 20, 2013

I am Thankful!

I love this time a year.  It really gives me time to reflect on all the wonderful Blessing God has blessed me with and I feel a tremendous amount of gratitude.  For the Month of November I am going to list something I am thankful for each day.

Nov 1~ I am so very very thankful  that I have a loving father in heaven that guides and directs my life.  I know I am loved and am very grateful I have him in my life.
 Nov 2~ I am thankful for the amazing colors of Fall!! I have loved watching the season change!! Beautiful colors everywhere.
 Nov 3 ~ I am thankful for Sundays!! They bring me peace! I love the time I get to spend and relax with my family each Sunday. Our Famous taco Sunday's are the best!!
Nov 4th~  ~  I am thankful for my Community. Being a public speaker and advocate has brought me so much joy.  I have met so many wonderful people in the years I have been doing this.  I truly love the community I live in.  
Nov 5th~  So very thankful for my family!! So so blessed and I love all the blessings this time of year to have very special family time together.  I have 3 of the most amazing kids and it just brings me to tears to know god chose me to be there mom!!
Nov 6th~ Today is my Sisters birthday and I am so thankful she lives in the same state as I do.  She is such a wonderful Sister and I am blessed for sure!
Nov 7th~ I am thankful for good health!!  Today I am feeling especially grateful because my Asthma has been bad but I had am amazing blessing that has made me feel so much better.
Nov 8th~ I am so thankful for my wonderful Father.  He has been by my side my entire life.  I had to leave beautiful CA and moved to the same state as he did 12 yrs ago because I could not bare to be away from his amazing spirit.  I love you Dad!!
Nov 9th~I am thankful to be blessed with some very special friends!!  They lift my spirits and I really have some very close friends who I can trust and rely on when I just need to them.  
Nov 10th~  Today is Sunday and I am so thankful for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  What an amazing journey I have been on the past few years.  At times I really could not even see tomorrow yet a month ahead of me with of the pain from the trials I was going through.  The simplicity of the gospel has always brought me peace and I have developed such an amazing trust in god.  I could not imagine life without him or my faith...
Nov 11th~ Today is Veterans day and I love our Veterans.  Click here to watch a very inspiring journey that brought me joy on this special day. 
Nov 12th~  I am so thankful for awesome teachers.  Today I celabrate each one of the teachers that has touched my family and had a positive impact in our lives.
Nov 13th~   I am thankful for positive people.  Attitude is everything!! I am thankful I have some great optimistic people in my life that see the good in everything.  They uplift my soul and I am blessed!!
Nov 14th~ I am thankful for the power of prayerWithout it I don't know where I would be. 
Nov 15th~ I am thankful for the beauty of this earth.  I was out taking a walk and just looked at all the beauty around me.
Nov 16th~  I am thankful for family Movie night!!  Thanks to the Arslanian family who over 9 yrs ago asked me watch their kids  for the night.  All the kids in their family pulled out there sleeping bags and we made pizza and started a movie and all the kids watched it till one by one they fell asleep. .  We started this tradition in our home and it's been going on each week ever since.  So many wonderful memories have been made.  
Nov 17th~  I am thankful that my kids have all of thanksgiving week off.  We have some fun stuff planned and I just love when they are out of school!! 
Nov 18th~  I am thankful that wonderful Sister gave Madison and I tickets to the So you think you can dance tour.  Oh we just had a blast.  So much fun to have a young woman around.  Madison is such a wonderful daughter and I am so very thankful god placed her with us.  So very blessed are we.
Nov 19th~  I am thankful for Mason my wonderful oldest child who will soon be 16.  I can't believe how time flies by.  He is such a awesome young man.  I am so proud of him for keeping the gospel such a big focus in his life.  God really has given me the most amazing kids.  I just feel so thankful that I was chosen to be their mother.
Nov 20th~  Today I am thankful for my youngest son Bryson.  His smile is contagious.  Everyone that knows Bryson will tell you he is a fun friend.  He has a heart of gold and loves people.  He loves life and each and every single day of my life he makes me laugh.  Being mom to him is a blast for sure!!
Nov 21~  I am so thankful for the sun and the warmth it brings.  Idaho can get cold but we have had some beautiful days with the sun shinning and that always puts a spring in my step.
Nov 22~  I am thankful to be a youth leader at church.  Sunday's and Wed I get to spend some great times with youth.  They bring me so much joy and are always so fun to be around.
Nov 23~  I am thankful I started my book this year.  It is a slow process because being wife and mom comes first but I have really enjoyed writing.  It's very therapeutic.
Nov 24~ I am thankful for beautiful voices.  Today my friend Candice sang at church.  I am always touched by her wonderful voice.  Music brings me joy.
Nov 25~ I am thankful for the small things today. Food, shelter, clothes.
Nov 26~ I am thankful for the Temple...  It was a cold but beautiful drive to the temple today..  It brought me a wonderful few hours of peace and I am so thankful that I am able to live so close to a temple. That post temple feeling last days after!!!

Nov 27~ I am thankful for my Life!! Life is truly beautiful!! I am so blessed in so many ways....

November 19, 2013

So you think you can dance tour...

We had the most amazing night last night at the So you think you can dance tour.  Thanks to my Sweet Sister Joy 

What an amazing production!! Madison is in her 6th year of dance so she just was having such a great time studying all the great moves.  This is a night we will always remember.  Thanks Joy!! We love you and than you for our wonderful night out!

October 28, 2013

The Lord's way!!

I love this quote!! It was shared at Church and I just had to share. I am going to have to keep this on hand
and share it with my kiddo's often as they grow up.. :-)

October 18, 2013

Good Read~ The Gifts of imperfection.

Such a great book!!  I think everyone should read this book. I am not even done but had to share my feelings on it.  Shame in our society is not talked about enough and I really feel it should be talked about more.  She has such a great way of teaching how to be who you really are instead of what people expect you to be.  I love her quote:  Owning your own story and loving yourself through the process is the bravest thinking you will ever do. 

September 19, 2013

Madison Turns 13

Ron and I were sitting on the couch last night just talking about how fast time goes and how it was just yesterday we held this beautiful little girl in are arms.  Madison is such a wonderful daughter.  We both feel very blessed to be her parents.  Happy Birthday Sweet Madison!!
Madison and her dear friends.
Time to open the gifts
Daddy and Daughter
I sure love this sweet young lady
They are great siblings that get along most of the time. :-)
Grandpa and Grandma always give cash.. :-)
Madison with her cousin Jennina
Having fun to the music!!

September 11, 2013


I believe this with all my heart and know it to be true!!

July 19, 2013

Dad Turns 80

We had a wonderful surprise party for my Dad's 80th Birthday!  My Brother came into town and me and my sister had to keep it from my dad so it would not spoil the surprise.  My Brother answered the door and to  my Dad's surprise he had to look twice before he realized it was my Brother.  My uncle Robert my dad's brother came into town also.  What a great surprise for my dad.  Then we head out to my Sisters back yard and there were about 40 more friends of my Dad's.  It was a wonderful day.  It's so nice having my Sister and niece so close and now.  Now for some great news.  My Brother is moving to Boise Aug 1st.  It is so exciting for me I can hardly stand it.  Having family so close is truly priceless.
Ya for family and I love having them all so near.

Happy Birthday Dad!!
My Dad hugging my Brother.
My Dad greeting his outside guests.
Looking at photos of my dad's life.  Such a fun day.

We have lived in Idaho 10 years now and my Dad has been able to see our kids grow up.  We have loved living near him and giving him the gift of being so close to his grand-kids.

This is the picture Ron took of Me Joy and Billy at my Dad's Party.  We had it enlarged for him. 

July 04, 2013

Fireworks and Fun!!

Last night we had a great time at the Idaho center watching the God and Country fireworks show.  We loaded the truck with seats and it was a great way to start off Independence day.

 Happy 4th...  We started out this morning with a wonderful ward breakfast at our park.  We are now headed off to my Sisters for a big 4th celebration BBQ and fireworks show.  This is what has become mine and Madison's famous 4th of July dessert.  A family favorite.. 

June 20, 2013

Father's Day 2013

Father's day was awesome!! We had my Dad over with my Brother and Sister.  We had Family Taco Sunday then we just spent time together.  It was so nice having my Brother in town for fathers day.  I know my dad appreciated having all 3 of his kids together with him on this special day.  My family went home and then we spoiled Ron with gifts and love.  He was a very happy camper.  I felt really blessed today having to be able to be around the 2 most important men in my life.

Happy Father's Day!!

So tender..

I love this man!!

They love their Father.

June 17, 2013

There really is a Inspiration point...

I remember watching Happy Day's as a very young girl and remember Inspiration Point.  Little did I know there really was one.....  :-)

June 14, 2013

We love Angle Baseball!

Photo: My Angel Baseball Player....

June 12, 2013

Blessed to have wonderful friends!

My father above sure has blessed me with some amazing friends. True examples of sisters in Christ.  My long time dear friend Sueann was in town for a few days.  We had a great time catching up.  With Sueann it's as if time stands still in between the times we see each other.
Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest... It's about who came, and never left your side...

June 04, 2013

Welcome Summer!!

I love Summer!!!!!!!!  Madison and Bryson are not yet out of school but I just can't say no to a BBQ. 
We had a nice BBQ with my dear friend No No and her family. Yes her nick name is No No.. :-)  Anyway her lovely pool was so inviting... They have the perfect back yard for a really fun summer night!!

Madison was still pretty sick with allergies. :-(  You can see it in her eyes. 

Great evening for S'mores!! 

May 30, 2013

Trip to Idaho Falls~

I loved seeing the Idaho Falls Temple.  It was a beautiful Sunday. We went to Idaho Falls last weekend to see Mason play in the State Cup for Soccer.  Lot's of family time and another wonderful get away.  I have been gone more then I have been home this month.  :-)

Fun day..
Enjoying the beauty of the temple grounds..
We had such a great view of the temple right from our hotel.  The kids were loving it.  We got out and had fun taking the next shot.  A small storm was coming in so it was really a cool photo Op.