Sunday, June 21, 2009

To our Dada....

Dear Dadda,
I love it when you get home from work. I love to play blocks with you and read stories. Thanks for giving me baths every night and for giving me my "Vrrrmmm" and "Mulk" before bed.

We miss you when you are working. We are so grateful for all that you do for us!

Love you Dadda... Happy Father's Day.... Sun

Dadda say "ugh"

Jeff-Thanks for being the father of our two precious children. Heavenly Father has blessed me with so much but being your wife and the mother of your children has been one of the biggest blessings in my life. I often think back to when we first got married and the fact that you wanted nothing to do with children. Luckily, we decided to become parents. I want you to know that you are the best dad ever. Owen and Kaebrie love you so much. Owen asks about you all day and is so excited when he hears the garage door open. Kaebrie can't take her eyes off of you whenever you are in sight. She is fascinated by you and I can tell she has a special bond with you already.
Life has truly blessed us both in becoming parents. You have been by my side through everything. You are always so caring and loving. I want you to know that you are the best daddy in the whole world.
Happy Father's Day Sweetie! We love you soooo much...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy 30th Birthday Sweetheart!

Happy Birthday Sweetie! Another year goes by with so much accomplished. I want you to know how much I love you. You are everything I have ever dreamed of having for my eternal companion. I appreciate all the hard work you do to support our family and my business. You are the most patient, kind, smart and understanding person I have ever met. Here's to another great year!

Owen helped mommy make daddy a very special birthday cake! Nummy mama...

Owen and Kaebrie love dada...

Jeff's mom took us to dinner at Buca Di Beppo in SLC for the big 30 celebration. We had "The Pope" as our centerpiece. STRANGE BUT HILARIOUS!

L to R: Sheena, Aaron, Bill, David, Dan, Grandpa A, Grandma A, Camille, Jeff, Kaebrie and Owen. Thanks Camille! That was so much fun...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A quick update

Well here goes...

I have been busier lately than ever before in my entire life. Having two kids and a business has been more than I could handle. After several discussions between Jeff and I we finally came up with a resolution to help me get on top of my life. We hired a nanny.

Her name is Lexi and I used to babysit her when she was little. She is 17 now and was looking for some work for the summer. She comes Monday-Wednesday and helps me with the kids and housework. This has been such a great thing for us. We made up a room downstairs in my craft room for her to sleep. Owen loves her and Kaebrie is getting better with her. This was the answer to my prayers.

I have been able to get caught up on some things that were lingering since before I had Kaebrie. I have high hopes and goals for myself this summer and am going to take advantage of every second I can to get on top of my life so that I can be a better wife, mother and business owner.

Owen is so much fun. I agree with my mom that this age is the funnest and cutest. Owen has a huge vocabulary for his age. He will say and repeat anything he hears. Lexi was out on the deck with him yesterday and I overheard their conversation. Owen pointed to a small bug on the ground and said "buck" over and over. He then walked over by the door and pointed to a screw and said "buck". Lexi corrected him and said "screw". Owen then repeated back "screw buck". Sorry but I thought it was funny. He is getting so big and will be turning two in August.

Kaebrie has made a turn for the better. She has been doing so good in therapy and only has to go one more time this month then she is done. Her neck has made so much improvement. She is seriously so beautiful. Several people have told me to get her into modeling. I have the perfect business for that. She jabbers all the time and doesn't really fuss too much anymore. The hardest thing has been trying to get her take a bottle instead of mommy. This girl WILL NOT suck on it. We have tried sippy cups, three different kinds of bottles and a cup. She will drink a little bit but only by chewing on the nipples. Does anyone have any recommendations? She is sleeping really good and is in great health.

Jeff and I keep ourselves extremely busy. We are looking forward to a cruise in December that Jeff booked for us. I'm really excited but already know I will go crazy without my kids. They are the center of my world. Jeff decided that he would put near all of our furniture in our house up for sale. We sold our end tables, couch set, bedroom set, and rocking chair. We do own a furniture store and I guess he felt like he needed to change things up again. Jeff loves to have huge change occur in his life. I'm not great at adjusting to huge change. Hopefully we can get our new furniture in before they come to take our bedroom set or we'll be sleeping on the floor for awhile. We have such a wonderful life filled with crazy times!