"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 March, 2016

Savannah’s dance recital!

Savannah started a creative dance class in January and yesterday they had a recital. We all went to watch and my mom and LeAnne came too. Savannah did so great and she really loves to dance. I will definitely sign her up for another class! After the recital we enjoyed some pizza and ice cream. 🙂


5 years since D day.

Today it’s March 31st. It’s been 5 years now since D day or diagnosis day.

Pic of Oliver while he still had amniotic fluid around him. Miss him.



We had a nice Easter with family and friends this year. Our first Easter in Utah!

Savannah after her Easter party at preschool. Cutie!

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We went to two Easter egg hunts. The first one was at the grocery store called Smith’s. They had free donuts, chocolate milk and orange juice before the hunt started. They had put tons of candy down the isles. Savannah was a little confused at first and refused to pick up candy because they were not in eggs haha.

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After the hunt at Smith’s our friends the Andersen’s, who also happened to be at the store, told us about an Easter egg hunt at Orem high school. So we went there!

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After the hunt Eric fixed the boys bikes. We have a lot of construction going on around our street and both boys got a flat tire.

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These pics crack me up!

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My cutie!

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Tyler is so funny the way he sleeps sometimes!

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We took some pics of the kids after church!

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After taking pictures we went to my parent’s house and ate a delicious Easter dinner. The Easter bunny had given all the kids their own kite, so after dinner we went to a nearby field to let them fly their kites. They had a blast!

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Savannah did so great with her kite!

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After we came home that night, Nicci took some pics of me and Eric, haha.

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The kids also had fun dying eggs!

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Playing at the park is fun!

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Nicci enjoys taking Tyler on a walk while I cook dinner in the late afternoons. Such a good helper!

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We had a game night with the Andersen’s a few weeks ago.It was fun! I love it that they have five kids just like us and almost the exact same ages.

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One morning I came down to this. Savannah had played with one of my lip glosses.

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Savannah does this almost every day….sigh. She loves to play with soap and water and it gets every where!!!  She sneaks in there when I don’t know about it. Savannah has been very feisty lately. She tells me daily that I’m not allowed to call her Savvy anymore. Sometimes she also tells me that she doesn’t like me or that I’m a mean mom. It’s hard not to laugh sometimes. Haha.

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Soccer has started. Yesterday Jordan had his first game and tonight it’s Lionel’s turn.

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Jordan was invited to a birthday party last weekend. They had Batman come and he was very popular!

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Feeding ducks


Last Saturday we went to a park in Provo that had a duck pond. The kids had fun feeding the ducks!

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Meeting the Easter bunny

Tyler had just woken up from a nap and was not happy to see the Easter bunny!

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Fun at Cabela’s

I got the tip on another Utah mommy blog to take the kids to the huge store Cabela’s because the blogger said there were going to be lots of things for the kids to see, without buying anything. She was right! They had sooooo many animals there. The kids had a blast looking at all of them. Eric and I liked it too. 🙂 The kids also had fun looking at all the different tents, sleeping bags, atv’s, bows and arrows and lots more. The store also had a huge aquarium with lots of different fish for the kids to see. It was really cool and I’m glad we went!

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St Patrick’s day!

The day started with that I forgot that it was St Patrick’s day. Oops. In the car on the way to school we remembered and the kids made me turn the car around so they could dress in green, haha. We made it to school on time. After dinner that day, Jordan had his first soccer practice. We all went because we figured the other kids could play on the play equipment at the school.  As soon as we get there Savannah had to go nr 2 and of course there were no bathrooms around.  So then we had to stress the whole half an hour about her having to go, but the school was locked and the portapotty had a lock on it too. Ugh. We survived though and no accidents happened. When we came home we had a little St Patrick’s day party with donuts, cupcakes and green milk. It was yummy. Before bed the kids made a trap for the leprechaun, haha cuties.


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St Patrick’s day is over and so I put on my Easter jamberry nails 🙂

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I was sick last week with a nasty cold. Nicci took this pic of me as I was trying to get some rest late in the afternoon. Haha. Tyler was trying to tell me he needed water. It’s hard to be sick as a mom.


Provo pioneer village

Last Saturday we went to a park in downtown Provo. They had a little pioneer village there with a tour guide that took everyone around to different small cottages and told us a little about the pioneers. The kids were a little disappointed because they thought they were going to be able to run around and play pretend in all the cottages, but they had to just stand and look at everything, but they still said it was okay to visit. 🙂

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