Monday, November 30, 2009

Reagan Says...

"Can I have some?"

"What’s the magic word?" I say.

"Thank you." he says back.


"But I don’t have anyfing!"


Reagan crawled across the floor and when he touched me we felt a SHOCK!
"Owe!" I said, "That was a shock!" I figured he didn't know what he had felt.

He replied, "A shark got us? I don’t like sharks. I like whales."


And if you upset Reagan in any way lately you will hear,"You don’t get a wowwy pop(lolly pop) for Tristmas! You don’t!! No. Not ever again. But I do."


Another Reagan quote, "I want money. Give me monies!" Reagan loves to carry money around. One in each hand is the best! Then he likes to put it in his pocket. Then back in his hands. He will show everyone he meets his money and ask them for more. I figure if $.02 can entertain him that much, then great. But this is proving to be a poor investment. Another Reagan quote, "Where’s my Money!?"

Imagine Reagan's BIG eyes when he saw a waterfall full of money at Temple Square on Saturday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy birthday to AUBRYN!! Finally, you are 5! Now all your dreams will come true! At least I hope so, or you will be really disappointed. I hope that 5 is all you hoped for.

I love Aubryn! She can get along with anyone! She is always ready for a good time. She is super fun. She loves to help me in the kitchen. She can’t wait to be a mommy. She loves make-up. Aubryn is a tough girl, which is a good thing because she does tend to fall and run into things. I often hear, “[ka-boom] I’m okay!” She hops up and away she goes.

I hope you have a great day, Aubryn! I am SO lucky to have you!

At the concert last night, Aubryn had a special birthday song!

Post edit: the first thing Aubryn did this morning was try my bra on. I guess she really had high hopes for this birthday.

Monday, November 23, 2009

One year ago today was a very bad day. A day I have worked to let go of. Not forget, just let go. Our lives have been forever changed.

I asked Brian what he has learned in the last year. “Life is fragile. [pause] Life is good.”

“What is so good about it?” I asked.

“Just being with you.” He replied with his arms wrapped around me.

He is a man of few words. I waited to see if he would say more. Then I said, “Maybe I should ask you an insurance question.” He can explain to someone their insurance policy in at least three different ways.

“No, please.”

But I understood. No more words were needed.

So, I thought to myself, “What have I learned?” (I am not a woman of few words.)

I have learned that we can persevere through hard things.

I have learned that prayer is powerful.

I have learned that God is mindful of us. He loves us and never forgets us.

I have learned that I can trust Brian and the decisions he makes.

I have learned that Brian is strong.

I have learned that I am strong.

I have learned that kids notice and feel and live through the hard things too.

I have learned to let God’s will be my will.

I have learned to be grateful. Don’t take anyone, anything, or any day for granted.

I have learned to recognize blessings.

I have learned I can be happy, no matter what.

And I too have learned that life is fragile. One breath. One heartbeat.

And that LIFE IS GOOD!

I thought I had already learned many of these things! But I guess I needed to learn them again. And continue to learn them. I may never be done.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hey you! COME!

Please come to THIS BENEFIT CONCERT AND SILENT AUCTION. It will be a great family night activity. I will have some artwork in the auction. It will be fun. See you there!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Aubryn talking for the smaller Ariel figure: "Mom, I met a new guy."
Aubryn talking for the bigger Ariel figure: "A spikey guy?"
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Friday, November 13, 2009


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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Such a friendly kid!

A few days ago after Reagan was done on the potty, I was wiping his bottom. He was bent forward with his head between my legs and I was leaning over top of him when he said, "Mom, How's it going?"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Really Good To Know

These are the asparagus shoes.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Halloween!