Monday, September 26, 2011

I miss Emilie so much! She and I have spent everyday together since the middle of April. She is so incredibly happy. Her favorite part of the day is putting on her name tag. :) Isn't that fun? She worries more about her companions than herself. I love getting her letters each week.

I enjoy going on skype with Cassia and chatting with her and playing with Aaron. I can't believe how fast he is growing. When he hears my voice he turns and looks at me on the screen. It melts my heart. I am so excited to have them come visit in November.

Our new house is really nice. We have deer in the yard all the time. One young buck comes up to the window every night and peeks into the window. We all have to go up and say Hi to him, then he slowly walks away. It is sooo fun! :) The dogs don't even scare them.

Life is pretty good. I get to spend the day with Reed tomorrow. Yay!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Oh wow! it has been almost a year since i posted!!!
I am sitting in Cassia's apartment waiting for her to have this baby. He still hasn't decided to make an entrance.
So much has happened in the last 8 months!
We moved. Emilie is going on a mission. (Anaheim, CA) She leaves on the 31st of this month. Conrad graduated from high school. Ali turned 16! Ben graduated from 8th grade. Then we spent the summer with friends in Rio Dell, CA I am not a fan of raising pigs! Chickens aren't so bad, but pigs are gross.
Reed has to drive 45min. each way to work now. He does not have a very fun job. I hope he knows how much we appreciate his sacrifice so we can live on the west coast again.
I love seeing my family! I have spent more time with Kristi than any of the others. It helps that she lives 10 min. from Provo! I love getting to see my sisters! I love them all so much. I wish we could see each other more often.

Novato is pretty! There is tons of wildlife all over the place. Ben and Emilie like to ride their bikes all around housing. My house is the bottom floor of an apartment 6-plex. No one lives above us. It is really nice for being so old. hahaha

hmmmm! Little boy might be here today! Cassia just got up saying her contractions are pretty regular. :) Yay

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I guess I should let y'all know what is going on with us. Cassia is fussing at me to blog. :)
Christmas was amazing! ALL the children came home. They flew home and then drove back. We made very sad looking gingerbread houses. They were really cute until they fell. We made cookies and candies and fudge. Oh man! So much food and goodies. I love having all my kids together. Listening to them talk and laugh and play is just wonderful! The kids got to know Joey. It's the first time they've had a chance. They bonded over video games. :)
Tonite we are going to a Chicago concert. (Reed, Conrad, Me) Ben & Ali are staying home and having fried chicken. Ben is a happy boy.
Emilie hurt her back. She saw a Dr. and now can"t do ROTC. She was wondering if she wanted to continue it anyways, so I guess it isn't too bad. She will have to be careful of her activities for the rest of her life.
Cassia is going to have a baby!!!! We are all so excited! Every week she tells us how big it is by comparing it to a fruit. I think this week it is a lime. I really wish we lived closer so I could be with her. Oh well, we both will be moving this summer. :)
Still no idea where we are going. It has never taken this long before. Keep praying it is San Diego!!!!!!!!