Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bear Lake Ranch Rodeo Champs! 2012

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summer 2012 part 1.

This is going to be a LONG post filled with some darling photos. It is so fun to look back! They might be scattered around & i'm not quite sure the timeline on a few so here we go!!!
These are a few favs from the 4th of July!!! Loving my man with me... Brayker & Tagg enjoying the parade! And of course, DON PEDROS! How could we not?! :D

Jackson Hole 2012!!! Seriously... THOSE BOYS THOUGH!!! I can't even stand it! <3 p="">
Raspberry Days! Brayker got a new frog! Yes, we bought a frog. If memories serve me right, he only lasted a few weeks & I turned it loose outside.
Grandma Reta bought a lakehouse... It doesn't look like much now but here in '16 it is newly remodeled & AWESOME!
This is a treasured memory! Grandma's 90th Birthday! We went to Salt Lake & stayed at the new Gateway! I miss Gran so much & think of her everyday... We went to eat at the Cheesecake Factory & the waiters & us sang Happy Birthday... Grandma started crying & so did most of the rest of us and after we got done singing Laurie looked around at all of us and asked why everyone was crying?! We have all grandma's gene's... See someone crying, we cry. Laurie is a wonderful addition to the family & we are glad Dean found her!!
Fair & Fish Pond! The kids LOVED it!!
ZOO Day!!!

Throwback Thursday: Engagement Post

I'm starting the long process of finding blog-worthy moments & ran across our engagement day... I don't remember if I have touched on that on the past or not, but it is worth the memories that flood my mind of that day! It was the Testicle Festival in Woodruff, June 2007. Jade had to rope in the Slack in Evanston earlier in the afternoon & after he got done I was freaking starving. I wanted to go get something to eat, & Jade was really wanting to go back to Woodruff... So after pouting for a minute I agreed. ;) We got there a few minutes before the auction was set to start so we visited a little & then during the auction... Geo Peart asked me to come carry a gun around for everyone to check out, and while I was walking it around I heard Jade take the mic.... I had NO IDEA!! My knees went weak & I remember Craig Hoffman taking the gun from me & I walked up by Jade. Seriously, me ears were ringing & I couldn't focus on one thing he was saying... So when he stopped talking, I didn't hear if he'd asked me or not so I said, "What should I say?", he smiled and said whatever you want so then I said YES! Best decision of my whole life! I love him more than anything & he still makes the happiest girl in the world. Love you Jader. Forver & ever.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Alright... shame doesn't even begin to describe the feeling I have when I checked out my blog for the first time in FOUR YEARS!!! What????? Needless to say, we have missed lots & lotzzzzzzz of milestones. It is my goal to start keeping up on the "going ons" of our life, but I will try to touch on some of the BIG things we missed. I hope I do them justice. Just a rough draft on a few big things.
-I have now lost all of my beloved grandparents. :( I miss them dearly & can't wait to see them again.
-Laney May, my little dolly was born on August 2nd, 2013.
-The Bear Lake Rodeo was born in the Summer of 2014
-The Bear Lake Rodeo died after the Summer of 2015.
-Jade won 4th at the big ropin' in Oklahoma City. $25,000!
-The XX Trucking company began in 2015.
-My sweet little Brayker graduated Kindergarten & 1st grade. No way I have a 2nd grader. I refuse to believe it....
-Jade & I are working on going to the temple once a month in 2016 & so far we have succeeded!!

Like I say, rough draft. Many FUN & wonderful memories in between.... I'm so grateful for this life & the chance I have to be a wife & mother. It is trying and crazy at times, but I would not change one darn thing.
I love my husband now more than ever. I find something new that I love about him everyday and I swear I couldn't be happier. Our love life is amazing and September will be our 9 year anniversary! Can't wait for the big 1-0. We are supposedly going somewhere amazing. ;)

Well, that is it for now. I will try to gather some photos & thoughts together & get started on this fun project!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Merry Christmas 2011! :) We spent Christmas Eve/Morn in Lindon and came home on Christmas! We had sooo much fun and got super duper spoiled! I swear everywhere you looked there were toys for Brayker... Jade bought me a beautiful blue topaz ring with chocolate diamonds! I love it.. and he also got me a dyson handheld vac! I use it everyday!! Poor mom was sick on Christmas, and couldn't even move her arm... turned out that she had bursitis! She got feeling better as soon as they pumped the antibiotics in her!
Brayker tuned a big 3 years old this January! It was kind of a quiet day so Brayker, Knox and I had a teensy birthday party for him! I love you so much Braykman and you have made me so happy. I'm so thankful for you and for your spirit and the joy you bring to your dad and I! Happy Birthday!
Jade's birthday was kind of dragged out a few weeks (lucky guy)...
*I took him to Brian Regan and it was soooo much fun!
*I had my bro-in-law Brian make saddle stands for our front room! They turned out great!! LOVE them!!
*I also bought Jade a new truck for his birthday... I know, I'm the greatest! :)
Jade, I love you so much! Happy Birthday. I don't know how I ever got lucky enough to be with you, but truly, I am the luckiest girl in the world. You make me feel so loved everyday and I am so happy that you chose me. You are the most amazing husband/father and I'm so happy that our boys have you to learn from. Thank you for everything! I love you more than anything and so excited to spend eternity with you..
Mom, Renee, Cally and I took a girls day shopping in Ogden! It was a blast and so fun to visit... Jade took Brayker to the ropin where he cheered for everyone and eventually fell asleep on the horse. :) He was a trooper for sure! Jade dropped him off with me at Target where he fell asleep again! Sweet little guy.
Feb 2: We took a trip to Washington to visit with the fam! Had a blast and loved seeing everyone. Knox was teething so they didn't get to see his normal little self.
Feb 6: Jade and Laura's Happy Birthday! Knox's tooth came through. Went to Palouse Falls, WA. Drove to Kellogg, ID.
Feb 7: Bought our new truck! Stayed the night in Butte, MT.
We finally made it home on the 8th... it was a fun trip and many fun memories made!
Happy Birthday Mom, thanks for everything! You have taught me so much and I hope to be just like you one day... you are an example to everyone and I'm so thankful that my kids have a wonderful grandma like you! (Dinner at Bear Town in Evanston).
Brayker on the left, Knox on the right (Jade's shirt)
In Lindon a few weeks ago, I miraculously got both boys asleep at the same time... :) I had to take some pics! Knox started grabbing his feet while he was asleep and it was the cutest thing ever.
*He now has 2 teeth!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

more random pics....

date night.

Jade surprised me with a date night... SOOO MUCH FUN! He took me to "Color Me Mine". We both picked out cups to paint.  I love them and it was soo fun!