Haha! I am not sure if Tyler will ever forgive me for roping him into this, but watching the reactions of people as he chased them with his chain saw...priceless.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Tyler recently had some surgery on his heart to fix a problem he has been having with his heart rhythm. It was a pretty serious surgery, and we had to go the University of Utah for a few days. The Bake family was already their on a family vacation, and me and the girls decided to join in on their festivities while Tyler recovered. It ended up being a crazy time! I was so grateful to have my sister and her family there to keep the girls distracted from the difficult time Tyler and I were going through. I was torn between keeping the girls entertained, driving all over that CRAZY-TOO-MUCH-TRAFFIC-ONLY-PLACE-I-EVER-GET-FLIPPED-OFF-SALT-LAKE-CITY, and worrying about how Tyler was doing and wishing I could be with him. The girls were oblivious:)
Man, we have a lot of kids between my sister and I (She of course is the greatest contributer...haha)
After four days of being in Salt Lake, we were all pretty tired. I think I could have slept for two days straight. These last two pictures say it all. Tyler is doing really well now, and I am glad we caught the problem as early as we did. We need a healthy daddy! He is irreplaceable.
Friday, August 16, 2013
I graduated back in May with my Associate degree. Let me just take a moment and say, this was a HUGE accomplishment for me. I was a terrible student in highschool, and really wondered if I would ever go to college. As I grew up and learned to discipline myself, I realized I could do it if I really wanted to. I have been going to school on and off since 2004. I finished a CNA course with the intent to become a nurse, but changed my mind after the babies came. Having the three girls so close together threw me for a loop and I took a break from school. After moving to Monticello, I decided to go part time, taking night and online classes so that I could still be a mommy. It worked out great, even though doing homework meant some late nights at the computer or during nap time. I am so grateful I pushed through it. I am taking a year off while Tyler finishes an administrative course and plan on going back to finish my Bachelors. I may be slow, but I am determined to do it. I want my girls to realize how important education is and I can only do that by setting an example for them.
Tyler and I were Zombies at our local zombie race. It was our date night with a few other couple! haha- we have a disturbed group of friends here. Check out the view I had as I waited on unsuspecting victims! So amazing that we live in this beautiful place, this is a mile from my house! Love it.
A perfect day spent at the pool, feeding ducks by the pond and playing at the park. The girls and I have had a great summer- I know these days together don't last forever...better enjoy them while we can. I love being a mom...except on laundry day...then I whine like a baby.
The girls got a cotton candy machine for Christmas and are using it to earn money for Disneyland. They have made some sweet cash this summer:) We wanted to do something as a family that will help the girls learn to work for the things that they want. So far we are so glad we chose this route. It has been a lot of fun...besides, who doesn't like cotton candy?
We have a tradition of having my little brother Matt stay with us for part of the summer (a traditon I LOVE!) When it is time for him to go home we stay in a hotel and meet my parents at Lagoon for a day of fun together.
Eating at Toucanos Brazillian Grill; one of our favorites for Tyler's B-Day. This trip always falls on his birthday weekend:)