Monday, April 26, 2010


How did I ever let it go this long? Well...I will be back this week. I'm more frustrated with myself than anything, because I want this to document some of our life happenings. Anyway...hopefully I will start fresh this week and stick to it.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful for THEM!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sweet things...

So I kind of have a lot of catching up to do. Let’s just say October was a rather difficult month and we are gettin’ through every day right now. A quick update on what’s been going on: Halloween is over, (YAY) oops did I say that out loud! I’m really not a huge fan, but all of the fall festivities have been enjoyable for the kiddies. Max was a vampire, Cici, snow white; and Samson, an overgrown frog! I think they dressed up for about 5 different events from story time at the library, to PARTIES, to preschool, to Trick or Treating etc. etc, so I was glad when Halloween night came to a close. Anyway, movin on to my title…I’ve just captured some really great moments in my brain lately and wanted to write them down so I will never forget them.

First, Frank…my sweetheart who works so hard to support our little family took some time out this past weekend to fill his wife’s “love tank”! (Five Love Languages) I was in tears and poured out my thoughts and concerns on him and he took action. I’ve just been feeling inadequate in every aspect of my life lately so Frank created an excel spreadsheet that we are going to laminate called “Our Plan of Happiness.” It has a schedule for me to fill in my spiritual, physical, mental and emotional needs. I am so happy that he did this for me. I asked him why he chose the “Our Plan of Happiness” title when it’s my schedule and he said, “When Mom’s happy everyone’s happy,”…SO TRUE! Thanks Babe…I sure love you!

Next, Max…not only did the boy turn 5, but he has melted my heart a couple times lately. We had a little Family Night lesson geared towards gratitude the other night and he said the sweetest thing. We were making a paper chain countdown to Thanksgiving about things that we are thankful for and one of his was, “I AM THANKFUL THAT WE ARE HAPPY IN OUR LIVES!” I loved it, so simple, pure and beautiful. If only I could think like a child again!

Moving on to Cici girl…she is now 3 as of Monday. I can’t believe it! I love that girl more than she’ll ever know. I feel so privileged to have her in our lives. Lately she’s been not wiping off her kisses so that I won’t get sad! Funny girl. I love love love her sweet voice…she’s becoming quite the conversationalist.

Last but definitely not least…Samson (AKA: Sammy boy, Chunksters, Babers etc. etc.) I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS BOY! He is someone special. I often wonder if his spirit is much older than mine. He is beyond close to walking, still does not have any teeth, but is happy anyway. He should win a snuggling contest…he lays his head on your shoulder, full on squeezes both sets of squishy fingers around you and pats your back. It’s the BEST! If you ever need a “pick me up” come on over!

I am SO grateful for these “sweet things” I’ve been blessed with in my life!

I’ve lost my camera…pictures to come soon! (thanks for those of you who have been snapping pictures for me while I’m finding mine)

Monday, October 19, 2009


Wow...this has been quite the trying month. First the passing of my sweet Grandpa and now Frank's cousin Naki just passed away. I can't even tell you how hard this has been. Really the one thing that keeps us going is the knowledge we have, that our families will be together forever.

Naki's passingwas very unexpected, he was 32 and the amazing husband to Abby and father to 6 beautiful girls. This family is seriously golden! Please keep this sweet family in your prayers. Several people have already asked how they could help, so I thought I would post the link on here. If you feel inclined to donate, I know that anything would be greatly appreciated!

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Friday, September 25, 2009

An Amazing Man!

My dear Grandpa is fighting for his life at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. I feel so blessed to live close enough to spend some time with him. Through the radiation and chemo, he has done quite well, but has gone down hill rather rapidly since he was diagnosed. I got to spend some time with him yesterday, and had a flood of emotions come over me. He is so special. I just love him so much and feel so privileged to be his grand daughter. He truly is an example to me in every way.

A few attributes I don't ever want to forget about him are:
Selflessness, hard working, patriotic, intelligent, healthy and active, family oriented, musical, whiskery kisses, traveling machine, dedicated, spiritual, service- especially for the church, good record keeper, fun loving, and always making me feel so special!
He's simply the best, I couldn't ask for anything better. Hang in there Grandpa, I sure love you with all my heart! Thanks for everything.

*these pics are from a trip we took to Hawaii in Nov. of 2005, we were supposed to watch Frank play- but he had a broken ankle. (top: Grandpa and Max, bottom: Grandpa and Grandma Allsop)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Vanilla Weiner Dogs"

So the other day Max wanted some vienna sausages with Sam and I knew exactly what he wanted, but I let him try to explain them to me. Here's how it went:

Max: Mom can I have some of those vanilla weiner dogs?
Me: I don't know what you're talking about what color are they?
Max: They are a human color and they kind of are the shape of string cheese but smaller.
Me: Oh I know what you want...You want some vienna sausages.
Max: Yeah that's what I want!

It gave me a good laugh inside!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Handsome Boys

We just got back from a weekend in Salt Lake. We weren't planning on staying for Sunday though, so Mom and I went and bought the boys some church clothes. They looked so handsome in their matching outfits.

My main SQUEEZE!

Chillin' in the car seat!

Look at how different these two are.

Happy boy...he loves dancing to music and playing peek-a-boo with me in the rear view mirror!