Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dinosaur Museum

Digging for bones

Grandma and Grandpa took the grand kids to the Dinosaur Museum.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

They all scored Angry Bird hats from Santa
Kooper did not want to go to go look at lights at Temple Square

Tuesday, November 22, 2011



Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I had BRAC analysis genetic testing done a couple weeks ago. It was testing to see if I have the Cancer gene. Everything came back normal. :)

I also had a mammogram last week and I will be going back in to have an ultrasound later this week. I am not worried it should all work out. I just like the comfort of know everything is fine. Not gonna to lie, it was a little emotional to have these test done. Glad it's over.

Friday, November 4, 2011


Rochelle's husband Ryan, and her kids Cole (13), Kamden (9), Carter (6)
This was our last sister's picture

This picture of my sisters seems too small, I can tell we are missing one.

I have done a lot of blogging on my sister Rochelle's cancer blog but I have not shared on my blog my journey the last few weeks. I am sure most of you have followed Rochelle's blog but if not I will catch you up.

Rochelle my oldest sister, has been battling stage four breast cancer for 4 years. This past year she has been in the hospital a lot, in October she was in the hospital for 11 days before she and her husband decided on hospice so she could go home. I flew to Washington to be with my sister and my family that weekend. I feel so blessed that my sister Chauntel and I were able to stay at Rochelle's house, for the next ten days I helped take care of Rochelle's kids, cleaned her house, and helped her husband Ryan take care of Rochelle. I am glad I returned to Washington when I did Rochelle was still able to recognize me slowly over the next ten days I watched her grow weaker and weaker. I had so many amazing experiences that week I am so grateful to Ryan for letting me be a part of that time.
Most of that week my family would come over and we would all hangout in Rochelle's room. I learned so much about Rochelle that week from all the messages on her blog and Facebook. I feel sadness for her Husband and three kids, but I feel peace that Rochelle is not suffering and in no more pain. She will be missed whenever our family gets together, she was the one who brought yummy desserts, who helped clean up when everyone else sat around in a food coma. Rochelle is the one who even on chemo was out playing baseball with Kooper and her boys. When I came to town she was always over visiting no matter how busy she was, or how tired she was, she always made me feel special and loved. I love that I never doubted how Rochelle felt about any situation, she would just tell it how it is. She was a great example and she can be proud of her 36 years she had on this earth.
Rochelle's passed away on October 24th at 11:45pm. This was her daughter Kamden's 9th birthday, this is a special day they will both share. October 24th is also our 8th Anniversary, this is a special day I will always remember.
Rochelle's Funeral was last weekend, all her family wore pink, all the 5 sisters wore matching pink breast cancer shirts. At the grave site we released pink balloons, it was a beautiful sight and great memory we will all have. I also had the opportunity to write Rochelle's obituary, something no one ever wants to do but I felt grateful to be the one to do it.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

School Pictures

Funny Story, A few weeks ago I had to go to Kooper's school and get my picture taken for a badge to wear while I am volunteering in his class. I got my badge today and a huge package of school pictures the teacher said the photographers must have been confused on what they were doing. So funny, so I have four sheets of a million school pictures apparently I look like an elementary student. Also in my school picture package was a smile safe card for if I ever get lost Mike just needs to show this to local law enforcement, so they can find me.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Trunk or Treat...

Guess who won best trunk at our Trunk or treat this year?! WOOT! WOOT!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Long day...

Disney Land With Rochelle and Ryan
My favorite picture of all my sisters. 2009

Having a hard day. Wishing I lived in Washington. My sister is such a strong woman, and such a great example to me .

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Never mind all the dirt, don't judge me it rained a few days ago.
Is this a joke????
We need a garage.
Remember a few months ago when we had our whole car repainted?
BTW this was not my kids art work this time.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


The downside to coaching is I get no pictures of Kooper playing.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Iron County Fair...

On Monday we went to the Fair. It's a really small Fair but the kids like it so we usually go. I miss our good fair, maybe next year I will make it home, and show the kids a "real" Fair.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Navajo Lake...

We went up camping at Navajo Lake with Mike's sister Nikki and friends. We went on a little hike Monday before we left, called Cascade Falls. The traffic coming down out of Cedar Canyon was crazy.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Somethings missing...

Kooper lost his first tooth and dad pulled out his other loose tooth.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Koopers first day of Kindergarten, he did not want me to drive him to school he really wanted to ride the bus. He was so excited and two older boys from our neighborhood let him sit by them on the bus.

Maddox has been crying for 15 mins straight since he left, he keeps trying to get outside. I am not sure if he is sad Kooper left or because he wanted on the bus.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Picture dump...

Kooper is going to Fiddlers Elementary and he went to meet his new teacher today Mrs. Werber.
We went to Lagoon for Mike's 33rd Birthday.
A month ago Kendall was in Salt Lake and we made the trip to Provo to visit Jillian and her family.
I finally got around to dumping the pictures on the computer so it's a little random.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sneak peak ...

My little sister Jillian and her family. Sorry Jillian I got about two of your pictures edited tonight before my eyes were watering from being on the computer for hours.

My sister Kendall and her twins, I love love their outfits, if I still lived at home I would definitively steal that shirt.
I went home to Washington last week and took one candid photo, so the only thing I have to prove I was there are these pictures I took for my sisters.

Family Pictures...

I love Mike he's the best. He cooks for me (Mahi Mahi the other night, so good!), He cleans ( my whole house even the bathrooms), He takes care of my boys while I work. He turned 33 last week so I really can call him my old man!
Maddox will finally hold still (sorta) so I can get this gem of brotherly love.
Who loves the Lakers? We do, we do!

Best bud cousins
I finally was able to edit some pictures I have been waiting for Mike to buy me Photoshop elements, I got tired of waiting and used Picnik a free editing program which worked good enough for me.