Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ok, I know it has been a while, but I just wanted to say how grateful I am for my family and friends and everything that they do for me!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Stupid Hair

So when I do my hair I get frustrated at times and yell "oh I hate my stupid hair!" So the other day I was combing through my hair and Kaden comes in and says "mom, is that your stupid hair?" I can't believe he said that. I almost died laughing. I really need to pay more attention to what I say!

Monday, May 4, 2009


So when we were eating sunday dinner last night we saw what appeared to be a tornado! Clouds were circling and it was over the bay. Then there was hail and the sky was just going crazy with lightning! It totally reminded me of the tornados that I went through when I was in Alabama! I thought, "I can't believe this is happening!" Of course we were all just standing there and not getting our cameras! Then the wind started heading in our direction (in a tornado like cloud) and was picking things up and swirling them in a circle. We saw a trampoline from the neighborhood below get picked up and flown clear to the other field. Then it went off to the left of us. Right after grandma called and was crying and told us she needed some help with her roof tiles. (Didn't know that the whole back yard was destroyed). A couple went over to help and called us to get our cameras. So we did and this is what we saw! Poor grandma. Your heart just sank! It can all be replaced, but it still sucks! We saw police cars going up the street so we went to go check that out and a camping trailer had been picked up and flipped on its side in the middle of the street. Some of the family talked with others who said that some had a deck ripped off and there was trees and other things all over the place. So crazy!!!

Tornado Damage

So this is the damage done to grandmas house. I still can't believe it!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Hello friends and family, so I took some time and finally got some more posts up! I hope you can take some time to look at all of them and see how our fun little life is going. Which for the most part is going well! I can't complain too much because there are many who are going through things way worse than me, but I've been trying to go off of my bipolar medicine so that Kody and I can try and have another baby! I'm so grateful for family and friends who are there to support me. I can't imagine having to go through this myself! It has been difficult because I finally felt great, but it's not as bad as I thought that is was going to be, well so far anyway. I've only come off of one medicine, I have one more to go. I just have to take one day at a time. The first month and a half or so is the worst. I hate anxiety more than anything and I'd rather die than have to go through that, but at the same time I can't wait to have another baby! I guess that you really appreciate things when you have to go through these trials, even though somedays I just want to give up, I'm so glad to know that I don't have to do this alone! I appreciate what was said in conference this last month about the things that our Savior went through, at least we have him to lean on, but even our Heavenly Father left him for a small moment so that He would know what it is like to be completely alone. I can't even imagine that! I'm so grateful for the knowledge that no matter what we have to go through, we aren't completely alone, even though it may feel like it at times, a lot of times. How grateful I am!

So for easter this year we went to the city egg hunt, which was very disapointing, so my friend and I did one for our kids in our backyard. And then of course the easter bunny came on Sunday. Sunday night we did one with Kodys siblings and then Monday we did another one with Kodys aunts, uncles and cousins at his grandparents house. I think I'm about easter egged out!! It was so much fun though! Hope you all had a very Happy Easter!!!

Naked cowboy

Kaden got some cowboy boots from his cousin Kendon. Talbot has to do everything that Kaden does, so he HAD to wear the cowboy boots too. They kept falling off which made Talbot so mad, but I managed to get a couple of pictures of him!


So Kodys birthday was April 1st and we celebrated it mostly all week between both families. It was so much fun. Happy 27th Birthday Kody!!!


So every conference weekend the Ashtons(my dads grandma and all his aunts and cousins and all my family) get together in Lehi and camp. This year it snowed on us. Thank goodness for trailers and generators. The boys had fun with aunt Mandy!


This was my favorite picture of the night. Kurtis and Mandy went and bought her some cowboy boots to wear for the reception. I loved it!


Here is Kurtis and Mandys reception. The arch and ice sculptures is what I did. I had so much fun doing them. The ice scupture has a rose frozen in the center of it. The picture is of our side of the family with grandparents too.

Here is Kurtis and Mandy when they got married in the Jordan River Temple. With pictures of our family and the boys playing in the water.


So I finally got new carpet in my house! I cleaned to old carpet and nothing came out, so I went and got me some new carpet! I love it. The old carpet was a gray and our new carpet is brown, which matches our new tile too. It's so nice!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Draper Temple

We had the opportunity to go to the Draper Temple open house! My brother had gotten some tickets and I wanted to take a family with us (Aaron, Noemi and Kiyoshi) to show them what the temple is like and why we have temples. The whole week I told Kaden that we were going to the temple.
He said "JESUS"?
I said " Yes, we are going to JESUS' house".
He was so excited. We had to leave our house at 7am to get there on time. Even though we were so tired(because we were retarted and stayed up late) and we found out while we were there that Talbot had stuff coming out of his ear(so he was a little more awnry then usual) we were so happy to be there.
It was so much fun to see the look on Kadens face and he was way too excited to go from room to room. He kept trying to get in front of everyone and kept telling us Come on!!! It was awesome to go into the sealing rooms, they had us sit down and they explained more about the temple and the importance of the rooms. Then, of course, they had us look in the mirrors, to see what eternity would look like. Aaron and Noemi were so amazed at everything. It was so awesome to have had this experience. Hopefully we can go to the Oquirre Mountain temple open house here in a couple of months. Everyone start planning. The tickets go quick! I'm so glad that my brother planned so early and got these tickets for us! Pictured here is Kody, Kurliston, Talbot, and Kaden . Then my brother Kolter. Then Aaron, Noemi and Kiyoshi.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Here is some of the fam.

Kurtis Bullriding

Kurtis, my bro, decided to ride some bulls one day and has been doing it now for a couple of months. Kody and I finally were able to go and see him. In these pictures Kurtis is getting ready to get on the bull. He is the one in the blue shirt with the helmet on and a protective vest(at least he was thinking of safety). It was so much fun! Kaden and Talbot and all of my siblings and my grandma and grandpa Vance and some other aunts and uncles and cousins came and watched him too. He did really good. I was amazed!

Monday, February 16, 2009


I can't believe how much kids learn so fast. The other day we were driving past the Ogden Temple and every time we pass I say "What is that?" And the boys yell "TEMPLE!!!" So I was playing on the computer one day and we have the Bountiful temple as our screen saver(thanks to my brother Kolter). Talbot walks into the room and points at the computer and says "TEMPLE!!!!". I almost started crying.

Then a few days later we were driving past the temple again and of course the boys yelled TEMPLE and I said that is where mommies and daddies can get married. So a few days after that I was going through my photo album of my wedding and Kaden was looking at some of the pictures from the reception. I said " That is when mommy and daddy got married" And Kaden said TEMPLE? and I said YA! And of course Talbot had to chime in too and say temple! I love watching them grow and learn!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

So I did a lot more posts then I thought that I had time for. Hope that you have enough time to view them all! Hope your days are going well!


So Talbot does this really weird thing with his socks. He loves to wear them on his hands. It is so funny! He'll come running into the room and have them on his hands and run around the house all day with them on. I love it!


So my in-laws, Pam and Kirk, went on a cruise with Kirks mom and siblings. They went to Cabo. They brought back a few things for all of us including these hats and ponchos for the kids. The kids have had so much fun playing with all of the stuff.


So I was doing my hair one day and Talbot was walking out of the bathroom and fell. On what? I have no idea, but we ended up with a few stitches. He has his eye open in these pictures, but the poor thing was swollen. He did really good when they put the stitches in and you can't even tell that he had any at all!


So we went sledding! Kaden had so much fun doing it himself. He even went back up the hill himself, with the sled string around is foot. Then Kaden took Talbot himself, which he was just fine until they stopped at the bottom. It was so much fun!!!

New Years

This year for new years we were at the Braeggers. Kaden had fun blowing the noise makers, but Talbot didn't like them too much. Here pictured is Kaden Talbot and my mother in law, Pam.


So we finally made it to downtown Ogden to their light display. They have little houses with all kinds of stuff

inside of them. They also have these trains and the big moose!

Snowy Road

So after the Stucki christmas party it had snowed 4-6 inches in the 3 hours that we were there. The first two pictures are of the highway and the other one is the side road to our house. We could barely even tell where the road was!