Friday, August 28, 2009


Have you ever had that panic filled moment where one of your kids is truly lost. You can't find them anywhere and you've looked everywhere?? That totally happened to us last week. I thought Max went outside and Pat was outside and said he couldn't find him out there. We were running through the house calling his name, searching everywhere. He never hides from us and he only goes so far, so when he didn't turn up, we were freaking out. Our neighbor Whitney got in her car to drive around the neighborhood. I ran in the house one more time to see if he was in the basement or somewhere I didn't think to look. Here's what I found in the office chair (that was facing the back of us, so I had no way of telling he was in it. The duster gave it away.)

The Big Test

Pat is scheduled to take his big test (NCLEX) on Sept. 17th. GOOD LUCK PAT! You can do it.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fish Lake

Finally we got to go camping this summer!! We headed to Fish Lake to meet up with my parents and my brother and his family. We had a great time, the scenery was beautiful and the weather was great. Camping is hard with little kids, they get dirty so fast. But, the boys loved it and had so much fun exploring and going on the raft. Pat even caught a fish (and yes, he threw it back). We got to go to church there and even ran into some friends. All in all, it was a fun trip.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Dime

We just got back from Fish Lake. Pat and Lukas were gone running an errand and I was home with Max. We were relaxing on my bed, watching a movie. I noticed Max had some coins in his mouth and I got after him to take them out. (This is common with him. He is always holding money in his hands.) He was laying down with the coins in his mouth so I reached over to grab them out. As I did, they fell back in his throat and he started choking!!! I was freaking out trying to get him to cough them out. He was gagging, but then started breathing/crying again. I called Pat in a panic to find out what to do. I gave Max some water to drink and he seemed fine, just a little frazzled. When Pat got home we took Max to Insta Care to make sure he would be alright. They took an Xray of his chest and sure enough there was the dime in his tummy. He just had to pass it on it's own and he'd be fine they said. That Max, he gives me gray hairs!!! He did so good at the Dr.'s office and on the Xray table. I guess he's used to doctors by now.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pat RN

Pat just finished school last week!!!!! He has been in the accelerated nursing program at the U of U for the past 14 months. He has worked hard and put in the time to get where he is and I'm so proud of him!!! Yay, he did it! (And I survived being a single mom!) Now he just has to take his NCLEX (the state nursing exam) and he'll be official. He already has a job offer at Primary Childrens Hospital in the Neuro Trama Unit, which he thinks he'll accept. He would start at the end of September. Just enough time for us to relax and play hard! Way to go Pato!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Etta Lane Watch Party

**The word it out...come to my watch party and see the latest craze! Jenn Burgon makes the cutest, most affordable watches and will be at my house on Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please bring your kids, tell your friends and come on over!!! Of course I'll have yummy treats and snacks so don't miss it. Everyone is invited. You don't want to miss it. **

  • Etta Lane Watch Party
  • Thursday, August 13th, 2009
  • 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
  • JaNece's House (email me if you need my address or directions)
Visit her blog to get a sneak peak:

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Picture Time

Monday, August 3, 2009

Greenbriar Girls

Almost 12 years ago I was moving out of my parents house and heading up to Rexburg, Idaho to go to school at Rick's College. There I met and have stayed friends with my old roommates. It's funny how I think we all look exactly the same...maybe a little less nerdy. We got together this week to catch up and hang out. Between the 4 of us there are 10 kids!! I love my Greenbriar girls. (We lived at Greenbriar Apartments...#10!)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

40 Years

My parents celebrated their 40 year anniversary yesterday. We took them flowers and a cake to celebrate. Staying together for 4 decades is an amazing thing! They are such great examples to me of how a marriage should be. Congrats parents for a wonderful life together. (Lukas drew this picture of his Papa and Nana. How cute is that?)