Tuesday, May 31, 2011
On Tuesday, Brandon and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary! We took the kids to Texas Roadhouse to celebrate. I am SO grateful that the kids and I met him. We are so grateful to have him in our lives. He is the most amazing husband and father. I am so grateful to have him as my best friend! I am grateful for the example he is to the kids and me. He is so much fun to be married to!
On Thursday, I received my endowments in the Logan Temple. I was very nervous before I went in the temple. Anything new to me (even things that are wonderful) make me a little nervous. I could not believe the warmth, love, and support that I felt the very second I walked in the temple. Wow! What an incredible feeling. My Grandma Gene was my escort. I could not believe all of the people that were there to support me. I have never felt so much love.
On Friday, Brandon and I were sealed! That was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! I am SO grateful to know that we will be together forever, as long as we both honor our sacred covenants! We were our sealers first live sealing. I can't even begin to describe the feelings that I felt. It was so nice to be able to share this moment with so many of the people who have been there for us and helped us along this path. (We missed everyone who could not be there with us)
On Saturday, Ethan was baptized! I am so proud of him for making the choice to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so proud of the wonderful example Ethan is to our family. Ethan is always the one who reminds us to say our prayers and read scriptures as a family. He is such a kind hearted kid and makes everyone feel loved.
Brandon baptized and confirmed him. He received such a wonderful blessing. We had a luncheon at the church after. I want to thank everyone who came to the temple, the baptism, and helped bring food! (Especially the YW! They made the place look fabulous and we had enough food to feed an army!)
I am SO grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so grateful to know that I am a child of God and that I will be with my family forever. I am grateful to know that I have a Savior who loves me, watches out for me, and blesses me. I am grateful for the atonement and what it has meant in my life. I have made SO many horrible decisions, but they have lead me to where I am now... and for that I am grateful. I am SO happy that I can repent and be forgiven! I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. I know that President Monson is our true Prophet today. I know that the scriptures are true! I am grateful for the Temple and the blessings it brings! I feel so blessed.
I hope and pray that my children will make good choices so one day they can be married in the temple for time and eternity! (I can't wait for the day when we get to take the kids through to be sealed to Brandon and me!)
I want to thank everyone who came to support us! We loved having each and every one of you there! You have all touched our lives in one way or another! I will post pictures as soon as we get some back!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Brandon opened Ballz Racing again this year during Christmas, only this year he is leaving it year round. We are very nervous but very excited. He changed the name to Ballzee Motorsports Apparel and Accessories so that he can sell more than just Ballz Racing. We have a lot more things in there now! If you are looking for some clothes, race gear, toys or videos... come check us out!! We are in the Cache Valley Mall across from Maurices. So far it has done really well... it is just hard on the family because Brandon is gone from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. That doesn't include his workout time after work either. I just keep praying that it will take off so that I can be home more since he is gone all the time... and if it keeps doing so well then eventually we can let employees run it way more!
Brandon will be gone 3 weeks in March to expos. That will be hard because we miss him like crazy when he is gone! He is pretty excited to go though because he will be bringing our new trailer to the hill climbs in Jackson. We just bought it... it is 46 ft. and has living quarters in the front and a vending area on the side. It is big enough in the back to fit a car! We are getting it wrapped, so it will be so cool! We are hoping that it will help bring in customers. We will try to hit a lot of outdoor races this summer. Let's hope this is our year!!
I am still full-time at the Cancer Center! I love it!! It is hard to be away from my kids so much, but it is a truly rewarding job! I am hoping that one day I can go to 3 days a week only... that way I can keep my insurance, still see my patients, and help with the finances.
The kids are staying busy! Taiya is doing soccer and dance this year. Eth will be racing. Ethan starts scouts in a couple of weeks! I can't believe how fast time is flying by! It feels like just yesterday they were still babies! Taiya will be in Young Women's in October! I feel old!
One of the biggest changes that we have coming up is that we are going to court to get the kids adopted to Brandon!!! We are so excited... and a little nervous. We are praying that it goes smooth and that we won't have any problems. As soon as they are adopted to Brandon, then we will have them sealed to us!! Ethan will be baptized either the day before or after the sealing so that our families that are from out of town can be there for both of our huge events! The waiting is torture, but I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for us and we are on his timeline. I am learning a lot about patience! We could use a lot of prayers right now!! I can't wait for the day when I get to announce our temple day!
Sorry to drag this out... but on a last note... I turn 30 one month from today!! Presents of all size and shape will be gladly accepted. :)
I hope that everyone is having a happy snowy Thursday! Next time... posts with pictures!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Brandon having a blast in the ford that our nephews made!
I love Ethan's hair in this! It is the funniest thing ever!
My Sister-in-law attacking her husband! Haha. She got him good! I love Andrea's face in the other picture!
Aren't all of my neices and nephews the cutest things you have ever seen? I had a blast with all of them!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Ethan did awesome! He got 3rd place in his heat race and he got 4th for the main event!! He would have got 2nd place... but he crashed! We are so proud of how well he did! He has beautiful style and a good head on him. I think that he will go far. He has made huge improvements over last year... he was coming in second to last or last in all the races last year... but this year he sure has picked it up! I am so excited for him and what he will achieve in the future!
I am so grateful that we had a safe and successful weekend! I am grateful to everyone who supports Ballz Racing and our family! We have some great friends out there! I hope that everyone else had an awesome weekend!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Having a garden has taught me a lot about patience (which I am still working on). We have had problems with mice in our garden... which means problems with Luna in our garden trying to get the mice (which means she has dug up most of our peas). The wind has knocked down most of our corn... and the grasshoppers... oh the grasshoppers. I have so much respect for the pioneers. At least I know that if my garden does not make it, I can just go to the store. They did not have this option... if their gardens died, it meant they didn't have food! Even though it is a pain to have a garden, I am so grateful that we have had one this year. It is so fun going out there and picking fresh vegetables!
Here are some pictures of our garden and some extras from this summer!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The boys and their slide!
After we went swimming we took them to our favorite place to eat.... Fire House! Yummy! Our sister-in-law, Didgette, came too! So much fun and delicious food!