Wednesday, June 23, 2010


The kids had a photo shoot a few weeks ago. Here are some of the cute pictures. Thanks Bobbi they are great. We are doing family ones in September when Peyton is a little bigger. I can't wait.

Monday, June 21, 2010


12 years. In some ways it seems like just yesterday we were married and then I think back on everything we have been through and got to experience and it has been 12 great years minus a few tough ones along the way. I just wanted to let Derek know how much I love him and how thankful I am to have such a wonderful husband and best friend. Here's to many more wonderful years. We went to Salt Lake for the weekend and just shopped and hung out. Oh and had the best breakfast in town at the Little America. It is divine. We highly recommend it. It was well worth the $40.

Friday, June 11, 2010


This is always such a hard time for me. I always say that I don't know how I will ever say I am thankful for having to go through this trial, but now I think I can say that I will never be thankful that I never got to have my baby but I am thankful for the growing experience. This was a time when I have never felt closer to my husband. I am so thankful that I had him to go through this with. He was there to listen to me cry alot, and there to listen to me talk alot. I am so thankful for the plan of Salvation and the knowledge we have. So until we meet again I know that Berkley is being watched after by one of the most amazing people I have ever known, my Grandma and for that he is very lucky. When I was going through all of this my friend sent me this poem and I just love it so here it is.

I thought of you and closed my eyes and prayed to God Today. I asked "What makes a Mother?" and I know I heard Him say.

"A Mother has a baby" This we know is true "But God can you be a Mother, When your baby's not with you?"

"Yes, you can," He replied with confidence in His voice. "I give many women babies, when they leave is not their choice.

Some I send for a lifetime, and others for the day. And some I send to feel your womb, But there's no need to stay."

"I just don't understand this God I want my baby to be here." He took a deep breath and cleared His throat, and then I saw a tear.

"I wish I chould show you, what your child is doing today. If you could see your child's smile, with all the other children and say....

"We go to Earth to learn our lessons, of love and life and fear. My Mommy loved me oh so much, I got to come straight here.

I feel so lucky to have a Mom, who had so much love for me. I learned my lessons very quickly, my Mommy set me free.

I miss my Mommy oh so much, but I visit her every day. When she goes to sleep, on her pillow's where I lay.

I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek, and whisper in her ear. Momy don't be sad today, I'm your baby and I'm here."

"So you see my dear sweet ones, your children are okay. Your babies are born here in My home, and this is where they'll stay.

They'll wait for you with Me, until your lesson's through and on the day that you come home they'll be at the gates for you.

So now you see what makes a Mother, It's the feeling in your heart. It's the love you had so much of right from the very start.

Here is our Berkley tree in our front yard. We bought a windwill for it too!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


School is out and I don't know how excited I am about it. It could be a long summer of fighting boys :) Here are some pictures of the last day field day. I can't believe it is on to 2nd grade. The true test of a good teacher is when on the last day of school all the kids are bawling. They were all so emotional about leaving Ms. Sanders. It was so cute. She is amazing and it was a wonderful year of great learning. Thank you Ms. Sanders!