Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Where have we been?

So my life has been flipped upside down these past 5 months that I have not been online. My mother past away on April 22nd in Tonga from an accident. Due to the news, I started contracting and subsequently had Kole James Taylor on April 26th. He was 6 lbs. 1 oz. He is now 13 lbs. I am grateful for the opportunity to have known this elect lady for 28 and 3/4 years. She was one of my best friends. I still have to catch myself from dialing her cell phone when one of my children says something funny. She was an extraordinary teacher and mother. I try to pattern my teaching after her. We are still receiving phone calls from former students stating that Sister Lee was their favorite teacher and they learned all that they needed to know to become a nurse from her. She instilled in us the importance of education, music, how to show love to each other and to other people, and how to serve one another just to name a few. She loved being grandma and my children still ask when grandma will be coming back home. I am grateful for the knowledge that I have that I will see her again and be able to give her a big hug and a kiss. What a blessing it is to have the comfort of that. I am also grateful for the love and help that my ward and friends have shown us. I don't think I could have pulled it together without them. But life has to go on. Children demand it! So I am taking 1 day at a time. Some days are better than others. And hopefully be able to keep up on my blog-

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring has sprung, well maybe?!!

Valentine's Day was quite fun. Aaron surprised me with flowers and a singing balloon at work. And I tried to do the homemaking thing, thanks to Janica, with making a tie for Aaron and creating a candy-gram. The tie was a bit short, but he still wore it:) I guess he loves me still!! Easter was a bit confusing. I do not recall ever having to wear snow suits for the Easter egg hunts? Have you? It was very cold, but the kids survived. Katelynn only had one meltdown while picking up eggs in Blackfoot. I have a ever-expanding waistline. I only have 5 more weeks to go!!! Yeah! But then I think of all the work having a new baby is... It is just easier to be prego!! I wonder if there is a plan that you can carry the kid until it is 18 years old?:) Here are some pics of the last few months.
Dyeing Easter eggs

Gathering eggs

First time I put Katelynn's hair in rollers. She woke up the next day looking like Shirley Temple. Her Hair takes a great cure:)

The candy-gram. Aaron said that it was a you-for-me gift. It kind of was:)

The fun flowers. They delivered them on the 4th floor and my students called me to help them give a medication. I went up to the floor and my students were behind me and started the balloon. It was so fun! Thanks honey!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I have NOT dropped off the face of the earth!

It has been so long since my last post- But I have a great excuse- I am pregnant! I am 22 weeks and still sick!:( And no we don't know what we are having. I love the surprise of not knowing. But for the first 3 1/2 months I was bed-ridden, IVs in and lost 10 lbs. Not fun for me or for the family. Now I have to take Zofran and Reglan daily to keep the food down. Aaron was a trooper. He kept the house clean and made me broth for dinner. Anyways, here is a recap of this fall: Kaden is a kindergartner now. He loves school. He is so cute, walking to the bus. He just had a school recital for Christmas. Katelynn turned three and we had a flower theme for her b-day. Kaden turned six and we had a transformer b-day. I guess I was more excited to take cup cakes to his class than he was ( I never had a party in school b/c of my July b-day; I guess you can say that I am living through my son:) Katelynn is in dance now. She is so cute in her leotard and tights. Kaden is in tumbling. And for Halloween Kaden was Bumblebee the Transformer and Katelynn was a ladybug.

So what are we doing now? I am ever expanding, but still exercising every day. I can tell that I am not 22 and pregnant. Aaron is still working in the sub-zero temps, Katelynn is a sunbeam now and Kaden, because of the size of the Junior Primary, is in Senior Primary (he is in CTR 6). Christmas was fun. Both of the kids where so fun this year. We made cookies for Santa and we had to make sure that the reindeer were fed. The snow is on the ground and the sun is shining. To bad it is -11 right now. And I NEED some chocolate- Does anyone have some?

Kaden and Katelynn's first Sunday in January

Kaden and the Christmas program
Katelynn's 3rd birthday


Kaden's 6th birthday

Katelynn's first day of dance

Kaden's 1st day of school. I can't believe it!