Friday, September 11, 2015



Today is the 14th anniversary of when the Twin Towers in New York were hit. I can't believe that it's been that long, sometimes only seems like it happened yesterday.

I had written down my feelings years ago in my personal journal about this day, but I wanted to write them down here again reflecting back on that day. I want my kids to know where I was and feeling the day it happened.

I'm not very good at words, so here goes.

Friday, August 28, 2015

12 Year Anniversary: Boston Trip Part 3

Okay this is the final chapter of our Boston Trip. Day 3 was not packed, but more restful.


This is our actual anniversary day, 8/2/15.

We attended church with Joe and Katie. After 12 years of being in a family ward, it was different to be in a singles ward. Very quite.

Just before we got to church Matt and I drove by Walden Pond. I was surprised by how big it actually was.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

12 Year Anniversary: Boston Trip Part 2

Okay onto day 2! This is now Saturday, 8/1/15.

This was also an adventure packed day. We first started out with a yummy breakfast. Joe had recommended this diner called Bickford in a neighboring town.

My breakfast, omelet.

Matt's, The Big Apple
I went simple with an omelet, but no Matt had to get an item that took 20 mins to cook. He picked what's called The Big Apple. Basically, what it is a baked pancake with apples, cinnamon and sugar. As you can see that is all he could eat. He did have potatoes brought out before this. We took it back with us to have for breakfast the next day.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

12 Year Anniversary: Boston Trip Part 1

This year Matt and I celebrate 12 years of being married! I can't believe it! 12 YEARS!! This year we were able to afford a trip by ourselves! This was also the first time we have made a trip without kids. Yea us!

Well anyways, Matt was already in Connecticut for training for his new job. He had been out there the week prior, and his training ended a few days before our anniversary. So I thought that it would be fun to meet him out there so that I can experience Boston.

*sidenote: Matt has been to Boston a few times already. Also if you follow my on Instagram you probably have seen these pictures but now I'm dishing the details of the trip*

I made all the arrangements for the kids to be watched by their grandparents. They had fun while we were gone too. ;)

I took a redeye non-stop flight on Thursday, 8/29/15, and arrived in Boston early Friday morning. I tried to sleep on the plane, but the flight attendant didn't hear me ask for a blanket only a pillow. I had a window seat and 2 ladies next to me were knocked out and I didn't want to walk them up by binging for the flight attendant. So I tried to sleep I would wake up cold. errr. I have to be warm to fall asleep.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Happy Birthday to Summer and Zoey

This year I had a little fun planning a birthday for both of the girls. Summer's birthday fell on a Saturday this year, 18th, and Zoey's will be a in a couple weeks. Also with Matt going out of town on 19th for training we decided to celebrate both together.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Matt Gets a New Job

Well after 5 years with Karl Storz, Matt has moved on. He had been trying to get into sales for awhile and kept getting turned down. Well finally after a couple years of searching and rejection someone is taking a chance on him to give him that opportunity. YEA! Matt is now a sales rep for Cooper Surgical.

I'm very proud of him for not giving up. Someone saw his potential and said, "why not?"

He has to go to Connecticut for training and will be gone for about 2 weeks, with no coming home on the weekend. Bummer for me. But I will be meeting up with him after his training in Boston to celebrate our anniversary. Something to look forward to.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Arrow of Light

Scott earned his Arrow of Light in Cub Scouts and crossed over into 11 year old scouts! This is a big achievement in Cub Scouts.

He and his den all earned it! We are very proud of him and the boys for accomplishing this step in the Cub Scout program.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Zoey's Blessing Day {10.19.14}

Finally, I've gotten around to getting this down for the records! Haha!

We blessed Zoey on October 19, 2014. This is the 2nd time we've blessed one of kids on a non-fast Sunday. My reasoning is that I wanted to be able to host a brunch right after sacrament and not have anyone feel guilty to break their fast early. It's not in the books that you have to bless your baby on fast Sunday, but traditionally they are. Not how that started. Wells anyways, this was such a special day for us.

We had a good turnout from our family for this day. Tia Maggie and Tio Gerald came up from Tucson. And I had a special surprise from my cousin Trevor! I didn't even know he was in town from Utah!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Valentine's Day

This year for Valentine's Day we actually got to go out. We don't usually go out but this year we wanted to.

It was somewhat last minute. We didn't have a babysitter lined up nor did we have a place we were going to yet.

I think at about 3 Matt decided we were going out, and I mentioned we didn't have a babysitter and it was too late to get one. So we decided to go out later than we normally would have, so that Scott could stay home with the girls.

We got the girls ready for bed and all Scott had to do was put them to bed. We found a restaurant around the corner just in case there was an emergency we would only be a couple mins away.

We went to a Teppanyaki restaurant that also served sushi. When we got there was a line, of course because it's Valentine's Day. We saw a couple spots open at the bar sat down. Easy! We enjoyed some yummy sushi and had a great conversation.

Sushi sampler

ps. the kids survived and were asleep when we got home.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cub Scouts: Blue and Gold Banquet

This year's Blue and Gold Banquet was not held at the church. Instead with the weather being nice the Cub Scout leaders decided to hold it outside at Barney Park. We had some yummy food and the kids loved it.

All the boys earned their pins, rank advancements, and belt loops.

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