Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I can't believe I am already saying this but, our house sold yesterday and for the asking price. Heavenly Father really must want us to get out of this house or he likes to see me scramble. Maybe a little of both. One week with the sign out front and we sold the house. That means we will be buying a lot in Cottonwood Creek and building our new house. If you know where we can find a good floor plan for a walkout basement let me know. Unfortunately, I think selling the house was the easy part. We will live in Matt's parents house for a while so we can build the new house. I want the kids to stay in the same school and go to the same ward because we really like it out here. A note to all my neighbors: just because we're moving for a little while doesn't mean we're gone, so don't forget about us! Oh and I definately wont forget about all of you! : )

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


We have officially put our house up for sale. I thought I would post it on the blog to spread the word since we are trying to sale it by owner. Feel free to pass the word around so we can get this puppy sold! We would like to try and buy a lot in Cottonwood Creek and since Matt's parents' house is vacant we can stay there until we build the new house, which is very convenient. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ethan's Birthday

Its been way too long since I have posted on my blog! Time to catch up. Ethan's birthday is a great way to start. I can't believe that my little Ethan is 5. Watch out kindergarten here he comes. We celebrated his birthday with family this year. (My kids get to have a friend party every other year.)

Ethan is such a loveable boy and I feel so blessed to have him in our family. He loves hugs and and I love to get hugs so we make a great pair. : ) Some of Ethan's favorite things are: Ice cream, legos, jumping on the trampoline, playing his DS, piggy back rides, and wrestling. Everywhere we go someone always comments on his red hair. I had no idea red hair was so popular! Happy Birthday to my Ethan!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Eaton's come to town...

I love it when family visits. I just can't get enough of watching my children play with their cousins. They have so much fun wrestling, playing video games, running, playing baseball, and whatever else they come up with. By the end of the week my 5 little boys were T-I-R-E-D. Thanks to my sister and her husband for braving the long drive from Arizona to Washington with four kids! Being with my brothers and sisters laughing, talking, and playing games is one of my favorite past times and I wish we could do it more often. Unfortunately I didn't take a single pic while they were here and now I am regretting it! Steph, I have to give you a shout out for making my week one of the most enjoyable we've had in a while. I love you Eaton's!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Winter Heaven

Matt and I had so much fun on Friday going snowboarding and skiing. The weather was perfect the snow was perfect and of course the company was perfect. It was warm enough to go down the moutain with a coat and the sun was shining. Here is a picture from the top of the moutain and I just thought it was breathtaking. Matt loves to snowboard and I think he got his fill this month on it. He actually got to go quite a bit and even I got to go skiing 3 times which is a lot for me. We are very different people when it comes to how we like to get down the mountain. Matt likes to go fast and even faster if possible. I like to take it easy and slow. Needless to say we don't go on many runs together. This was definately my favorite ski trip this winter and I decided that I prefer to go when the sun is shining and its not so cold.


Noah has been playing basketball this winter and its been a lot of fun to watch him play. I can see that it's a real learning experience for all the boys. With each new game it seems like something they learned finally clicks. Basketball was my favorite when I was a kid and Noah seems to love it too. I can't wait to get all my boys out there playing basketball. All of them are so eager to get out there and play to. Time has been flying by so I am sure it will happen before I know it.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Have you Ever...

Have you ever...
Play along! Copy and paste this list, and then highlight the things you've done! Then when your finished add something you've done that wasn't on the list. Let me know if you do it too, so I can come check out your list...

"1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland 8.Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12.Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18.Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21.Had a pillow fight 22.hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a 1/2 Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31.hit a home run. 32.been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36.Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 42. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 43.Sung karaoke 44.Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67.Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone. 78.Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82.Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee 100. Made amends with someone who offended you 101. Flew in a small Cessna plane with just you and the pilot 102. Ran out of gas 103. Eaten fried okra 104. Swam in the Caribbean Sea 105. Peed in a swimming pool 106. Stayed in a beach house 107. Hosted an exchange student 108.Been a Secret Santa to a family 109. Worked on a political campaign 110. Coached a sports team 111. Baked bread from scratch 112. Driven from coast to coast 113. Paid off all of your debt 114. Roast marshmallows over a campfire.115 Cut up a credit card 116. Drove a car through a flood 117. Been on t.v 118. Had braces 119. Been to the twin towers in NY. 120. Have played in both the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans 121. Been to ground zero 122. Bite my fingernails 123. Likes to scrapbook 124. Hates pie 125.Visited Mexico 126. Seen a Tornado in person 127. Have ever been lost at sea! 128. kissed a frog. 129. Gave birth to twins. 130. Received 2 moving violation tickets in 1 day. 131.Been Life Flighted. 132. swore 133. stranded in a motel for Christmas. 134. Been in 2 countries at once! 135. Adopted a pet from Humane Society 136. Did a triathlon 137. Never received a speeding ticket 138. Lived with one kidney 139. Slept on the floor of a train station in Poland 140. eaten rocky mountain oysters 141. Volunteered at an orphanage in Chile 142. Ridden an elephant 143 Been to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe 144. Danced the robot.