Sunday, December 5, 2010


Santa's elf is was a little scary! He just stood there and smiled I think Cooper was more scared of him than Santa!

Miss Lila Kate's Blessing

We blessed Lila on the 14th of Nov. We were so grateful for all those who traveled to Las Vegas to come and support Lila on her blessing day. It was so fun to have family and friends to share her day with. My mom made the blessing dress and it was so pretty she did and wonderful job. Lila looked so beautiful in her dress. My mom and sister were here and it took all 3 of us to get her dressed. It was so neat to share this special experience with the two women I admire so much. After she was dressed and feed we hurried to the church for the blessing we where running late so we were the last in our family to arrive. We hurried in and sat down with a sigh and Lila has a blow out!!!! I mean this was the worst one I think I have ever witnessed. It was soaking the entire back of her dress so fast there was nothing I could do. They announce the blessing I am scrabbling for a diaper and I have nothing! No diaper, no wipes! I am telling Ben as soft as I can without drawing to much attention to all of this to ask a friend for a diaper! She hands it over and I preformed the fast diaper change I could. I wrapped her in her blanket and handed her off. Ben did a beautiful job but all I could think about was the dress the beautiful dress. I wanted her to have her moment where Ben held her up and everyone saw her. Luckily my dear friend was so sweet and she wrote the blessing down. When I read it I cried Ben did such a good job I was so proud of him it was the sweetest blessing I think I have heard. We are so blessed to have her in our family she brings such joy. We can not get enough hugs and kisses in.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Lila Kate Jones
She was born August 26th at 6:44 P.M. weighing in at 5 lbs. 13 oz. I know this is long over due but we have been enjoying every minute with her. She is such a joy and the boys adore her. It is so fun to have a little girl in the house.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

911 What is your Emergency?!

After telling my friend Kelly the story she said, "you really need to blog about that"! For any of you who no Mason he has no inhibitions, REALLY! I had left Ben home with Mason and Cooper so I could go help out at Cub Scout Day Camp. This is not unusual for me to leave him with the kids. He is very good with them and is a great dad! But, this particular night he had some excitement. Ben, put the kids down at the usual time 7 and decided he need to take a shower because of a hair cut he had received earlier in the day. Afterward he went downstairs to find a message on his phone from the neighbor(who lives 4 houses down from us) asking if he could come help fish his trampoline out of the neighbors pool. He called him back and told him that he would come right down. He proceeded to text me and let me know if I came home that is where he would be. This was at 7:30 p.m. He came home 10 minutes later at 7:40 and this is what happened. Ben walks in the door to find Mason on the phone

B;Mas, what are you doing up? Who are you talking to?
M:Crying, Dad I thought you were lost so I called 911!
B:Mason please give me the phone (thinking he was talking to me)!
O:Your son said you were not home and he couldn't find you.
B:Sorry, operator I ran down to the neighbors house to help him get his trampoline out of the neighbors pool. I was only gone for 10 minutes.
O:Well there are two police cruisers on there way to your house. I will let them know you are home but, they will still stop by to make sure everything is okay.
B:Okay, thank you.

By this time Ben is mortified. The door bell rings with in a few minutes and the officer asks if everything is okay, Ben assures him all is well and told him what had happened. The officer leaves him with a bit of advice, "I am not trying to tell you how to parent but, if you are going to leave the house you really need to wake your kids up and let them know where you are going!" Ben lets the office know this will never happen again! Advice taken!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I know I go through phase where I post and then I don't! I am committed to post again! We have been busy and I can't get the pictures to upload on my computer (I am still working on that). Pictures will be posted later. No need to go over the last six months. Holiday's were great they were spent traveling and with family which is always fun. The boys are doing well we celebrated Cooper's 2nd birthday with a party to Pump It Up and monkey cupcakes. He is so fun I have him all to myself all day and he is a joy to be around. Mason is in all day Kindergarten and is doing well he is reading well and loves his teacher. But for some reason he has ruined 8 pairs of jeans with holes in the knees. I am not quite sure what he is doing at school. He teacher did send home a general note to all the parents to please not send your child to school with holes in there pants. I refuse to buy any more because it wont be long before we are where shorts! Jackson is doing really well in school he just received student of the month award. His teacher said she has seen Jackson really grow this year and how proud of him she is. He is a really good helper and is always nice to his brothers. I hope this brings some of you up to speed and I hope I can be better at posting!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Costa Rica!

Ben and I just Celebrated our 10th anniversary in Costa Rica! My mom flew out here and watched the kids. We left out on a red eye on Sunday the 6th and came back the following Sunday. It is one of the most amazing places I have been. It is so beautiful and the people are so nice. We were able to do and see so much while relaxing and enjoying some much need time with each other. Thank you to my mom who made it so we could go we could not have done it without her. She is amazing! To my husband who I love dearly thanks you for 10 years you are the best!

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My Birthday!

This year I turned 33! I can't believe how fast time goes by! I had a wonderful birthday with lots of birthday wishes, great gifts, and even better cake. I have a wonderful family and so many dear friends I am truly so lucky! Thank you so much to all those who made my birthday so special! I love you all!