Saturday, December 12, 2009


I'm sick...
Sick that I have to leave this sweet little boy for even a night.
Sick that I won't get to squeeze him whenever I want.
Sick that I'll miss his laugh, smiles, kisses, tackles....
We Leave for Hawaii tomorrow morning and I'm already on the verge of tears.
My sweet mother in law is here to watch him for the week. I know he is in great hands, I am only worried about myself and how I am going to handle being away from him.


Monday, November 30, 2009

Twenty Nine!

Today Eric turns 29!
This is mainly for Eric and I and for my "journal."
So this is one post you can just skip if you want :)

29 Things about you, some of which I love and some I just want to remember!

1.You are a great father to Maddix. He lights up whenever you are around and loves following you everywhere.
2.You are such a great provider for our family. You work hard every day and most of the time really enjoy your job.
3.You are so funny. You have this crazy sense of humor that most of the time I find very entertaining.
4.When you are getting ready in the morning you have this routine. You make these noises when you brush your teeth and you put your shirt on in a special way. I often find myself laughing under my breath just watching how picky you are.
5.You are a great husband to me. You know how to make me feel happy and loved. Just wish you liked to cuddle a little more J
6.You love to be active. You enjoy so many different things but you can also be content just relaxing and watching a movie with me.
7.You love to give Maddix “Beat Ups” and wrestle. You can make him laugh so easily.
8.You are a strong member of the church. I don’t think you know I grateful I am for that and for the many blessings it provides both Maddix and I.
9.You have set many goals for yourself and for us as a family. I enjoy watching and achieving those with you.
10.You are very picky. You like most foods but like them a certain way. I cannot or chose not to shop for you because most of the time you end up taking back what I get for you. So I end up getting you gift certificates! Surprise!
11.You hate reality TV…ok most TV shows, but the shows you do like are Man vs Wild or anything to do with Nature or outdoors, Scrubs, Seinfeld and The Simpsons.
12.You want to get back into Art, drawing, sketching and I think you should you are great at it.
13.Your goal for the next year is to go on some BIG trip, either to Kilimanjaro, Alaska or some other mountain to climb or bike.
14.You Love to camp, even though we have yet to go. But if we ever do we will be fully prepared with tents, sleeping bags, cooking supplies and many lanterns/flashlights!
15.You told me that the only thing you wanted for your birthday this year was to drive a Lamborghini for the day…sorry I couldn’t find one….maybe next year!
16.You are very good about remembering dates. Maybe it’s cause I remind you for a about a week before but you never forget. You always try and make my birthday special for me even though most of the time we aren’t together.
17.You know so many random facts, especially about snakes. Here’s a question for you… Which snake makes the best pet? According to Reptile the corn snake, king snake, gopher snake, and ball python make the best snakes to have as a pet. But according to me NONE or NEVER!!!
18.You are very “clean.” You like the house, car, yard, etc to be nice and clean or organized. Something I can definitely improve on.
19.You love to serve others. You are a great example to me and others.
20.You can fall asleep in about 10 seconds flat! I am always amazed at how quickly you are snoring. Sometimes I am still thinking of something to say to you or even mid conversation and then I will hear your deep shallow breathing and know you are out!
21.You Love football! I love watching football with you, especially if the Chargers or Broncos are playing. You get so excited if something good happens to the Chargers and even more excited if the Broncos are doing poorly!
22.You like to do yard work. I hate working in the yard so I am lucky that you don’t mind pulling weeds and taking care of the garden.
23.You’ve taught me to be a better eater. I love junk food and you hate it. So even though I still eat it I would definitely say it is less than before.
24.From the first time we really met you have made me feel beautiful and special. I appreciate that very much.
25.I love that you are such an involved dad. You love giving Maddix his bath, putting him to bed, playing with him and even changing diapers.
26.You are very persuasive! I think you could talk me and most people we know into anything! Even if you don’t know the right answers you act so confident in it that I am convinced! Not sure if that is a good or a bad thing.
27.You are almost always late! I learned this from very early on but it sometimes still amazes me and when I’m a little irritated about it you easily blame it on me and then I forget about how irritated I am and just have to laugh. Definitely Mormon Standard Time!
28.You have a son who adores you and I know someday will want to be just like you. I am lucky he has such an amazing example to follow.
29.You married me and that makes me the luckiest girl in the world!

I love you babe and hope you have a great birthday!

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Moon Party

As most of you know this last weekend New Moon was released!
A few months ago my mother in law gave me the great idea to throw a party before the premier. It was so much fun planning it and getting everything ready, thanks to all who helped, especially Shenna, I couldn't have done it without you!
We had Italian food, played games and basically just got so excited about the movie, which was great :)
These are Werewolf cupcakes that were so cute but they took forever to make!
The party favors had all red candy except for the chocolate New Moon candy bars and the Conversation hearts with New moon sayings, like I heart Edward.
Thanks everyone who came!
(Not pictured: Megan and Kylie)

Also not pictured is the Amazing necklaces that Amy made. They had either Edward, Jacob, Bella or some with both! They were so adorable and such a big Hit!

(Most of the things that I made were all Thanks to Hostess with the Mostess)

Go Chargers!

About a week ago we took a trip to San Diego!
It was such a blast!
We mainly went there to see the Chargers play but decided to make a full weekend of it and had a great time with friends! We had initially decided to rent a couple cars so we could all get around town but Ty, Eric W., and my Eric all decided it would be much more fun if we got these!
We had five couples driving yellow Corvettes all around town all weekend long! Kind of embarrassing but very fun!We stayed at very cool hotel called the "W" It was so modern and had the greatest places to just lounge. We spent most our late nights here ordering edamame and drinks!
We played football on the beach and ate at a cool restaurant overlooking the ocean on Friday night.
On Saturday we had breakfast at our hotel called the "W" then most of us headed to the zoo and the others went to the Spa!
After the zoo we went to the Cheesecake Factory...while we were there we saw, Donovan McNabb (quarter back for the Eagles) eating in the same restaurant. Sunday we went to the San Diego Chargers vs. The Philly Eagles game! It was a great game and of course the Chargers won! We found out later that LT's wife (LT is a Chargers running back) placed a positive pregnancy test in his locker just before the game.
(Jordan and Rachel were the only ones really rooting for the Eagles and that was only because Jordan thinks that Phillip Rivers is gay :)
For dinner we went to Old Town San Diego and ate at Cafe Coyote, one of Eric and I's favorite place to eat. After dinner we went to Golden Spoon where the Woodley's treated us to some yummy dessert! Then we went and saw the Temple all lit up.
Monday was our last day there and we had a great breakfast, at this very busy place and then headed to the beach. We rented bikes and rode out to the pier and then it was time to go to the airport.

Thanks to everyone who was able to come, we had a great time and can't wait to do it again!
I also wanted to say a huge thank you to Nana and Papa Rog for watching Maddix.
The day we left for San Diego we found out that Maddix had the Swine flu :(
It was hard being away from him while he was sick but Nana and Papa took great care of him and he loved staying at their house and terrorizing the animals!
Thanks again!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

What does a Pig say?

Well 2 things if you live in our house!

Maddix getting into the pantry and making a mess
And Eric having the Swine Flu!

I think November 7th is a bad day for Eric,
this was him last year on the same day...
He had just had surgery on his nose.
No Fun!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A big thank you!

I asked Lisa last minute to do some pictures for us.
She always does such an amazing job!
Too bad Maddix wasn't a little bit more cooperative!
Thanks again Lisa.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

HaPpY HaLlOwEen!

We had a great time Trick-or-Treating to all the neighbors houses...
it was about as much as these two boys could handle!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Girls trip!

(Thanks Megs! I just copied your whole post!)
GiRLs goNe WiLd!
And when I say "girls gone wild" what I really mean is "seven moms who enjoyed a much needed 24 hour break for pampering, shopping, relaxing, eating, and having fun".
We have been saying forever that we wanted to do a girls get-away and we finally did! We left Thursday evening and headed up to Hotel Park City and enjoyed dinner at Ruth's Chris then checked out our amazing hotel rooms where we spent the night.
We had a concierge helping us to our rooms and we asked him to snap a pic for us...well, he struggled. In this pic he cut off Lisa on the far left......

and in this picture he cut of Natalie on the far I had to post both pictures to get us all in

Gettingready to jump in our own private hot tub out on the balcony. Chelsea was ready for some skinny dippin'...

We also rented "The Proposal" and got comfy on this awesome pull out bed...which we ended up breaking because we had all our weight on one end and almost fell into the couch.
In the morning we woke up to this! It was so beautiful up there!

Once we were up we enjoyed some pampering and massages at the spa then we took off up main street for lunch, and then finished off the day with LOTS of shopping. We had so much fun! I can't wait to do it again.
{Lauren, Amy, Lisa, Megs, Chelsea, Steph, Natalie}

One Busy Month!

This past month has been super crazy.
At the beginning of the month Eric was in Reno doing some work. We received a call that Eric's Oma(grandma) was diagnosed with Leukemia, her prognosis wasn't good and the Dr's gave her about 2 weeks. Maddix and I jumped on a plane and met Eric in California.
Most of you have heard stories about Eric's grandparents and Oma and Opa. His Oma and Opa are two of the most creative people I know. When Eric and I got married we received this beautiful quilt made by Oma. I absolutely love it. Opa's artwork fills our walls and our basement, we don't have enough wall space right now for all of it :)
We were so blessed that we were able to go there when we did. We spent a full weekend visiting with family and many beloved friends of Oma's.
Oma Emma passed away on Tuesday October 6th, just 1 week after her diagnosis. The funeral was the next week and it was just perfect. Eric's mom gave the Eulogy an it was so incredibly sweet, funny, and everything that Oma would have wanted. She will be greatly missed.

After that weekend Maddix and I flew up to Idaho Falls to spend a planned vacation with my family. Maddix was so lucky and even had his own seat on the plane. He played peek a boo with the guy behind him most of the flight!

We had a great week up in Idaho. Maddix learned to walk! Payton turned 4! Watch little Dhylan be such a funny girl, she loves to dance to "Poker face!" And I was able to pick up Kendahl and Payton both from school almost everyday... I love when I get to spend a whole week up there.
Then we drove back to Utah on Friday only to drop Maddix off at Dustin and Lisa's and fly back to California that night. Leaving Maddix was extremely hard for me. I have only been away from him for a max of about 5 hours, I think, maybe less. I knew he would be in great hands and wasn't worried about him at all, I was worried how I would survive not seeing him for a 2 days :)

Thanks Dustin and Lisa

Here are a couple posts that Lisa did while Eric and I were in California...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cohen & Maddix They boys had their first sleep over last night! They both did so good! This morning we had breakfast and watched our favorite U-Tube cartoons, climbed the stairs, took a bath, and played in the basement! So fun!

Dear Mom & Dad, After naps and lunch we went on a walk and ended up at the park it was so much fun! After going down the slides we had Otter Pops and went exploring! I sure am tired...I'm going to go nap now! Miss you soooo much! Love, Maddix

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

He's Walking!

Maddix is walking!
So proud of you...

Sad that Daddy is missing it :(

(Sorry such a bad video, shot from Jackson's phone...)

Saturday, September 26, 2009


I love fall!
I love how the leaves change, how the air feels so crisp, how it is still nice enough to be outside but not so hot, I love football season (I really do!), I love Halloween and Thanksgiving.
The past couple days we have been able to hang with Dustin, Lisa, and Cohen a lot! I love seeing these two little boys interact with each other. I hope they are great friends always! Last night we hiked up to Stewart Falls. It was a great hike and was really pretty. We got home really late but it was worth it!

We also walked down to the Promenade at the park and Holy Cow Botique. I love this wagon and the boys both had so much fun in it.