Thursday, December 29, 2011

7 big ones!!

‎7 years ago I became a parent.. He has made my life so full of excitement and entertainment! I feel so blessed to have this child in our family and to be his mom. He is turning into a little man that has his own thoughts, feelings, and opinions. I look forward to seeing the man he grows into! I love you Isaiah :)

Click on our birthday interview below to get it at a readable size:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Glitz & Glam

Parents need nights out too right? Thanks to a wonderful company called Ebay that keeps this Martin ship afloat. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thanksgiving Trot

This is a checked off my bucket list, finally. Never thought this would ever happen.  To most people they look at a 5k as an easy task. Not to me, no way no how. Last year someone in my neighborhood asked me why I didn't run and I said, " my body wasn't made for running." Never would have I thought less than a year later I would sign myself up for any type of "fun run" :) I wanted to take it seriously and train for it and my goal was to just finish (along with not compare myself to anyone else's pace). I can say, I fulfilled each goal with flying colors and haven't felt that accomplished in a while. My sweet husband knows how hard I trained for this and how seriously I took it, and when I finally finished it we both got teary eyed. I'm grateful for a man in my life that isn't just there for me when I fall but also for the victories. It was also so fun to see my parents and sister waiting at the finish line on Thanksgiving morning.

This will not be a tradition of mine. Who knows maybe one day I'll get to a 10k?  

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A guide to tackling tough kid tasks |

Loved these!

A guide to tackling tough kid tasks |

Monday, October 31, 2011


I am helping some neighbors sale ALL their stuff since they are moving and don't want to pack up everything to move. Check out the items they are selling!! They have amazing items. I'm just sayin.

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Monday, October 17, 2011


No one ever looks forward to a funeral. In fact I did dread it but once we said goodbye to him and closed the casket, I was able to relax and really try to enjoy the speakers and hearing about all the unforgettable memories we had with him and amazing things he accomplished. I have always been proud to call him my grandfather but after listening at the services, I was in awe of the man he was in the years before I even met him. I don't think I am the only one that was inspired to be a better person when I walked out...

I love and miss my grandpa on a daily basis. Every time I drive pass their home and I see his car, my heart hurts. Life moves on but my heart will not.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What blog?

Today I realized I have a blog, totally forgot about my beloved blog that I have put so much time into. So I must get reacquainted. Life has been so crazy the past few months that I haven't found any time to even think about blogging, yet somehow someway I found a way to check my FB account or look through Pinterest. Interesting right?

**Warning: there could be extreme sarcasm throughout this post.**

Well if you haven't forgotten, I have a husband named Jake. He is my partner in life and my very best friend. In reality he gets on my nerves from time to time but I don't want to get rid of him, yet:) And for now he says he kinda likes me too. So we have decided to be together for a little while.. maybe even eternity if and ONLY if he stays nice. 

This is he and I on a date last week:

I can't help but laugh at the very first picture. The timer was getting ready to go off and we weren't sure what to do so at the last minute I yell "guns" and that is the pose he does. When he saw that he said, "those might be the most masculine fake gun hands I've ever seen." He is a real tough guy, can't you tell?  If you were to see him with those guns wouldn't your knees be shaking? 
You can tell that we have real boring dates together. We hardly have anything to talk about and absolutely NO laughing whatsoever. That is how we like it. Try it sometime, so romantic:)

Thursday, August 25, 2011


ROBERT BOWEN Obituary: View ROBERT BOWEN's Obituary by Salt Lake Tribune

Beautifully said.

Monday, August 22, 2011


My special grandpa left this earth last night. This is a sad day. Hard to wake up to know he will not be here however I'm SO grateful that I was able to know such a great man. He created such an amazing family and came to every single thing to support every family  member. He also had so many friends that respected him. He was in WW2 and came home to new twin girls (which one of them was my mother). He became a teacher and from what I heard, THE BEST TEACHER. He then went on to becoming a Vice Principal at Viewmont High School. Anytime I met someone that knew my grandpa from school, they would always say what a unique VP he was. He really went out of his way to be their friend and help the kids that needed it. He took kids that were struggling in area's to the golf course and play golf with them to spend time with them. 
I was lucky enough to have him become my very own tutor. He would sit down with me in his kitchen and go over math and science with me when I was younger. 
After so many years of being so active in everything, he got Parkinsons Disease. He didn't want that to get the best of him so he would still everything he normally did and more! He woke up at 4 am to do the sand traps at Bountiful Ridge every morning. He loved to take my son up to the course to see the deer and also get the balls around the course to take home. I'm so grateful my son had a relationship with him.
After watching him struggle the past few weeks, I know he is rejoicing with his parents, friends, and family members that have gone before him. It definitely doesn't make the pain easier of losing him but it comforts me. I will miss even going to the hospital to hold his hand and be by him... I will miss driving passed his house and stopping in to see him. He would always make us grilled cheese sandwiches and milk shakes. He also was known for making the best ice cream and sherbet. He was with my grandma for 69 years and I know that she will struggle through the grieving process. 
I love you gramps.. you were so very special to me and SO many people. Can't wait to see you again. 

Love you!