"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

Archive for November, 2015

BYU animal museum

Last Saturday we went and visited the Monte L Bean Life Science museum at BYU. We really liked it. It was cool to see so many animals in their real sizes. They also had a little play area. We also got to watch a live animal show. We just happened to be there at the right time because we didn’t know about it. We saw a spider, snake and a lizard. Not my favorite animals haha.

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He did exist…


Winter parade

Last night we met up with my mom and siblings and watched the Spanish Fork winter parade. It was really fun! They had some really cool floats! Savannah loved the Frozen one of course. It was freezing outside but we have gotten some good snow gear for us and all the kids so we wore our snow pants, snow boots and it was fine. 🙂 After the parade we went to my parents house and had some hot chocolate. Yum! Here are some pictures.

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Decorated house!

Yesterday we spent the day decorating our house. I love decorating, it was so fun! Me and the kids did the inside and poor Eric was outside most of the day putting lights on the house. It wouldn’t have been so bad if it had not been freezing all day. It was 28 F. Our house feels so nice and cozy now!

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We had a really nice Thanksgiving at my parent’s house. My mom had made some delicious food and we brought two pies and whipped cream. We were soooo full after eating! I feel so grateful that we are here in Utah and that we can spend time with my family. I have missed them for so many years and I love being here!

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At night we went to walmart! Haha love this pic. The people in the background are awesome!


Eric had the day before thanksgiving off so we did some errands in the morning and then we went bowling. 🙂

Oh and I just have to show this cute picture of Savannah in her little pilgrim hat she got from preschool!

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Later at night everyone was wrestling.

Orem Christmas lights

On Monday night we went and watched the Orem Christmas lighting ceremony. We got some hot chocolate and yummy donuts. We also listened to a choir sing. At the end Santa came in a fire truck and the kids loved that! Savannah was also very happy that there were some Disney princesses there. She got to say hi to Elsa and Ariel!

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Tyler’s first birthday!

Our little Tyler turned 1 on November 21st. Oh, how I love this little guy. He is such a happy, funny, awesome baby! He will always be my little baby not matter how old he is. I was looking through some of the pictures we took on the day he was born and just remembered how awesome it felt to hold him the first time. Here is the blog about his birth. My family and Eric’s family came over for a little birthday party. Tyler got some really nice and fun presents. He loved the chocolate ball treat I had made and ate two pretty fast haha. He also liked the cake. Tyler loves baths, so we gave him one after dinner. We also went to the park for a little bit so he could swing and play. Tyler brings so much joy to our family. We all just love him to pieces! Everyone loves to play with him and right now everyone tries to get him to walk. He is so, so close. He has taken like 6 steps before he falls down. He is getting better and better everyday!  Here are some pics from his day.

Tyler is ready to open some gifts!

Our little 1 year old!

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The cake had whipped cream and chocolate on top and vanilla and chocolate pudding in the middle.

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Everyone that came!

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We gave Tyler this car. He loves to play in it. The other kids do too haha.

Me and my boy!


Ever since we moved here all the third graders have practiced for a play. Nicci has been so excited for it and couldn’t wait to perform for us. She was a Thunder God and had a cute hat on. We went and watched her last Thursday. It was a cute little play! It was fun that my mom, LeRoy and LeAnne could come too. After the play we went home and had some ice cream!

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Second hand shopping

One night last week I went shopping with my mom. We went to two second hand stores and looked around and we found some cute decorations. We also went and ate at Pizza pie café before we went home. The dessert pizza´s were so yummy. I love to be able to do things like this with my mom!

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Our Family

Beatrice and Eric





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