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"If you know someone who has lost a child or anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift" - Elizabeth Edwards

"The deep hurt is the mirror image of the deep joy that still awaits you." - Bruce C. Hafen

Out on a walk

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Baby loss….

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Lately…

Not much has been going on these last two weeks. The kids have been sick with colds and pink eye and we have just been home a lot. They are finally getting better now.

On Sunday morning around 1 am we lost power because of a wind storm. We didn’t get power back until around 9.30pm that night or so. It’s crazy how often we lose power out here.

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Jacy and her family moved back to Arizona to be closer to family and because her husband got a new job. We will miss them so much! They have been in the ward almost as long as we have and she has been a great friend! We got together one night at Adrianna’s house to say good bye. It was a fun night!

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My little Tyler

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On Saturday we attended Mercede’s baptism. It was fun to see family again and sit and chat while the kids played!

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Garet holding Tyler and Ali.

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Jordan and Savannah playing “store” together yesterday. Savannah was buying a fan. I love when they play nicely together.

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Tyler’s blessing day!

This weekend was a special one because we blessed Tyler on Sunday. My sister and her family came to visit on the day before and we were so happy to see them and spend time with them. It was nice that they could be here for the blessing. The cousins played and had fun together. We were so happy that so many of Eric’s family could come too. After church we had everyone over for soup and dessert and our house was packed full! I think we had about 45 people at our house!! We had a great time and felt so loved. We feel so blessed to have Tyler in our family. He is such a sweet little baby and we love him!

Here are some pictures that Sarah took for us! Thanks again!

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The cousins

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Some random pictures I just took real fast.

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Mix

Jordan always come home from preschool with fun crafts!

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Jordan and Savannah loves to play in the dirt.

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Savannah at music makers

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Savannah wasn’t feeling well for a couple of days last week. Poor little Savvy.

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Nicci painted a picture for her teacher. Nicci really loves horses and draws and paints them a lot.

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Love my jamberry nails!!

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Tyler 1 month (a little late)

I’m a little behind with Tyler’s monthly updates. Opps. He turned 1 month on Dec 21st. He is a very easy going and calm baby so far. He nurses well and its such a sweetie. He only really cries if he is hungry or overtired. Of all my kids he reminds me the most of Oliver. At first I thought it was a little hard….but now I’m happy about it. He loves to be swaddled and held. He sleeps great in the swing and likes to sit in the bouncer when he is awake and just look around. He loves his pacifier. He very rarely cries in the car, which is nice, since some of our kids always cried in the car the first couple of months. We love our Tyler!

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Oh Zumba…

how I have missed you!  I went to my first zumba class this morning after having Tyler. It was awesome! Time to get in shape now!

 

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While I was gone…

While I was in Utah with Tyler, Eric had the week off to spend with the older kids. As soon as he dropped me off at the airport the kids needed to run around and get some energy out after being in the car so long, so he took them to a nearby mall so that they could play. He also took them to have dinner at Rain forest cafe and let them have some frozen yogurt after. The kids loved it!

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One day they played with moon sand.

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They had fun at the park.

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Eric texted me this picture Nicci made for me. Sweet girl.

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Lionels kindergarten class decorated a ginger bread house that was in a contest at Safeway. Eric took the kids there one day to check it out and vote.

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Movie night on new years eve!

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Biggest surprise….while I was gone Eric put in new shelves in the pantry and organized it. I was so happy! The old shelves were starting to tilt and we were worried things were going to start to fall down and the shelves just looked bad so this is awesome! He is the best! Thanks babe!

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New years day lunch

The same day I got back from Utah we had a new years day lunch with some family. We enjoyed yummy soups and treats while we played games, chatted and the kids ran around and played and had fun.

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Utah trip and wedding!

On December 27th, Tyler and I flew to Utah to see my family and attend my sister Virginia’s wedding. I was so excited for this trip! I miss my family so much and had a fun time with all of them! Tyler did great on the plane. He was happy the whole time and just sat in my lap and looked around. Some big news I want to share is that my family has received green cards after a long process and they have now moved to Utah! I am SO happy about this! Yay!!!  The days before the wedding we were busy with wedding prep and lots of errands. We also went and saw the house they are going to live in. Its beautiful and I look forward to bringing the kids and Eric there in the summer. I wasn’t able to see them move in because I left the same day they moved in. We also went with my parents when they bought a car and that was fun! It still feels like a dream that they have moved here! Some pictures….

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Lunch at Carl’s Jr

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As temple in the distance.

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My parents buying their mini van

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LeRoy holding Tyler!

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The wedding day came!! What a busy but fun day! I got to help Virginia with her make up and I was so happy to do so! She looked sooo beautiful! We are so happy for Virginia and Makram. They are such a great couple and we love them! We have so much fun with them. :)

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The beautiful bride! I teared up during the wedding ceremony. So many happy feelings!

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I love this picture. Me and Isa with our baby boys! It was sooo cold outside.

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Mount Timpanogos temple

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My sister Narcisse and her boyfriend Travis! So fun to see them!

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At the reception. We had the reception at a Brazilian steak house. The food and drinks were really good!

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Cousins Tyler and Charlie

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My last night there was new years eve and we went to Cafe Rio for dinner. SO delicious!

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My brother Vincent and Yan!

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Later at the hotel. My dad holding Tyler.

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Dad with Tyler and Charlie

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Morfar and mormor with grandkids

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Mom and Tyler

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Early on the morning of Jan 1st it was time to go home. It was SO hard. I felt so torn. I missed Eric and the kids but I also didn’t want to leave my family. At least they live here now and we are going to see them again in June! Can’t wait!

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